Lotan Volkov

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
  2.   2.  Personality
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family
    2.   3.2  Key Relations
  4.   4.  Skills
    1.   4.1  Abilities
  5.   5.  History

Lotan is a wolfdog, presently in Portland with his mentor Pazuzu Lykoi.

Born in Krokar, where he was raised alongside his twin sister Tiamat, Lotan is the son of Semini and Nikita. He has an expansive family whose connections span in several directions, though most notably of these is to overseas Onuba, where his maternal grandmother leads. During his childhood, Lotan's parents lived in different packs and this saw his family traveling between them with frequency. Over time, this (among other things) caused problems between his parents, who eventually separated. Directionless, Lotan struggled to find his place within the pack.

After Tiamat left Krokar to look for their absentee-father, a directionless Lotan became isolated from the pack. He spent much of his time with Pazuzu Lykoi, a loner who was friendly with his family, or in the woods with a wild boar. The birth of his mother's second litter coincided with Lotan's decision to leave his home. Alongside Pazuzu, the young man traveled to Portland under the premise of locating his sister.

The two sailed across the Atlantic, stopping in several port cities. Originally meaning to sail north, bad weather altered their plans. Instead they traveled to Al-Iskandariyya, where Pazuzu's near-mythical father had settled.

SO MUCH HAPPENED THO


Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

Player Info

  • Date of Birth: January 1st, 2016
  • Human Age:
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Species: Wolfdog
  • Subspecies:
    • Grey Wolf, Russian Wolf, Tundra Wolf
    • Alaskan Malamute, Australian Shepherd, King Charles Spaniel, Husky, etc.
  • Family: Amaranthe, Volkov
  • Birthplace: Miramichi
  • Name Meaning:
    • Lotan: Seven Headed Serpent (Hebrew)
    • Volkov: Son of Wolf (Russian)
  • Pronunciation: Low-tawn
  • Nicknames: Lo
  • Epithet:

Pack Information

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1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Wolfdog
  • Fur: Thick, paler towards the roots.
    • Optime Hair: Shaggy and pale, often unkempt. It falls in waves, which become more prominent when damp.
  • Facial Features: A little more compact in shape than a pure wolf. His ears are larger than average and have a noticeable "dog" shape to them.
  • Build and Size: Lotan is big; he is tall and muscular, though lean and lacking in heavy bulk. His strength is not as obvious as such. His fur is shaggy looking around his haunches, and his tail is long and thickly furred.
    • Lupus: 135 lbs (61 kg)38 in (97 cm)
    • Secui: 170 lbs (77 kg)48 in (121.9 cm)
    • Optime: 330 lbs (150 kg)7ft 0in (84 in) (213 cm)
  • Humanization: Lotan is amenable to human ways, having grown in a more humanized pack. He uses tools, wears clothes, fights with weapons, and lives in a constructed home. However, Lotan is prone to living a more feral lifestyle and often sleeps outdoors or spends time in the wilderness (though usually in his Optime form).

Interaction

  • Speech: Lotan is loud and probably sounds like Mark Hamill.
  • Scent: Desert, smoke, herbs, salt, "medicine", macaque, horse.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Lotan is left-handed. He tends to take his shirt off a lot, and can often be found staring into the sunset.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Attentive, confident, relaxed.

Modifications

  • Scars:
Visible:
Covered by Fur:
  • Piercings: Two silver piercings over his left eyebrow (not yet acquired)
  • Tattoo: Seven-headed serpent on right forearm (not yet acquired)
  • Notable Disfiguration:

Palette

Fur

 Outer Space (#2D383A)
 Mako (#444954)
 Shuttle Gray (#5F6672)
 Oslo Gray (#878D91)
 Bombay (#AFB1B8)
 Porcelain (#EFF2F3)

Eyes

 Reno Sand (#a77012)
 Equator(#dcb856)
 Colonial White (#ffefbe)

Nose, Skin, Paw Pads

 Black (#000000)

Scars

 Dorado (#6B5755)

Clothed Picture

Jewelry and Accessories

Clothing

  • Beige tunic
  • Brown trousers
  • Thick leather waistband and belt
  • Painted leather padded chest piece and skirt lined with caribou hair, and leather feet armor (Gifted by Laevisa) (not yet acquired)

Weapons

  • Wooden war hammer
  • Big ole hammer with kraken motifs (not yet acquired)

Flexible Inventory

Gallery

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2.  Personality

Traits

Adventurous, Freewheeling, Impatient, Courageous, Noncompetitive, Disorganized
A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. He tells the truth, keeps his word, helps those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished.

Biases

  • Packs: Krokar is great, though lacks the excitement Lotan sometimes hopes for. He has a positive view of Sapient, mixed things about Inferni, and heard negative things about Salsola.
  • Non-Luperci: Is compassionate and interested in their kind.
  • Gender & Sexuality: Wasn't raised in a culture of strong gender roles/expectations, nor does he carry any strong opinions on this matter.

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Lotan may have passing infatuations, but he is unlikely to act on these without forming a strong emotional attachment to a person.
    • He is more likely to act on his impulses of a physical nature when intoxicated.

Spirituality

  • Follows a loose version of Animism, with emphasis on a universal connectivity between all things living and dead.

Motivations

  • Finding his sister and father.
  • Personal improvement.

Fears

  • Extremely rough seas.
  • Flash flooding.
  • Sandstorms.

Interests

  • Likes: Exploring, swimming, wrestling, woodcarving, listening to stories
  • Dislikes: Injustice, cruelty
    • Greatly Dislikes:

Substances

  • Does not partake in substance use very often.
  • Lotan's size gives him a higher than average tolerance, but he has a sensetive stomach and tends to avoid anything with a high alcohol content.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family

Grandparents: Thalia Amaranthe, Zaets Russo, Edgar Lanseer, Jovanka Molotova

3.2  Key Relations

4.  Skills

4.1  Abilities

Language & Literacy

  • Education and Learning: how'd your character learn this?
  • English (Fluent): Practiced frequently. Primary language with birth-pack.
  • Spanish (Fluent): Practiced frequently. Primary language with brother and mother.
  • Arabic (Semi-Fluent): Practiced frequently. Primary language where he presently lives. General grasp, spoken with accent. Medium-large vocabulary.
  • Russian (Semi-Fluent): Practiced infrequently. Primary language with father. General grasp, spoken with small accent. Small-medium vocabulary.
  • Portuguese (Non-Fluent): Practiced infrequently. Can catch the gist of it when spoken to, but can't speak back.
  • Low Speech (Dabbler):
  • Reading (Journeyman):
  • Writing (Journeyman):

Physical

  • Education and Learning: how'd your character learn this?
  • Hunting
    • Tracking (Journeyman):
    • Feral Method (Journeyman):
    • Weapons Hunting (Apprentice):
    • Dressing Kill (Journeyman):
  • Combat
    • Feral (Journeyman):
    • Armed (Journeyman):

Homsteading

  • Education and Learning: how'd your character learn this?
  • Animal Care
    • Grooming (Apprentice):
    • Bonding (Master):
  • First aid (Apprentice):
  • Herbalism (Apprentice):
  • Woodcarving (Dabbler):

Seamanship

  • Education and Learning: how'd your character learn this?
  • Sailing (Dabbler):
  • Rope-work (Apprentice):
  • Swimming (Master):
  • Navigation (Apprentice):

5.  History

Threads

2016

January

  1. NPC the only moment we are alone (01 Jan 2016)
    Miramichi Watershed, with Semini, Thalia Amaranthe, Laevisa Arena. Tiamat and Lotan are born.
  2. NPC hope that something pure can last (01 Jan 2016)
    Miramichi Watershed, with Semini, Akantha, Thalia Amaranthe, Laevisa Arena. Akantha arrives and reveals her own pregnancy. Thalia informs them that their father's ship, The Saltwater Storm, is now in possession of the Amaranthe family. Tiamat and Lotan are just baby nuggets in this thread.
  3. NPC hello world (13 Jan 2016)
    Fiskebyn, with Semini, Lucille, Gus, Eliza, Ciara. Tiamat and Lotan are introduced to the pack alongside the children of Gus and Lucille, Eliza and Storm.

February

  1. NPC blind faith, God's grace, nothing else left to impart (26 Feb 2016)
    Fiskebyn, with Semini, Nikita, Tiamat. Nikita has been back for a little less than a month and he's come to visit his children. As Tiamat and Lotan show off their sweet swimming skills, Semini and Nikita rekindle their relationship.

March

  • Children are mentioned passively in Semini's posts throughout the month, though are not significantly featured. During the Austringer Hostility, Tiamat and Lotan are looked after by both Caoba and to a lesser extent, Laevisa. Laevisa begins to teach the children the basics of reading and other skills. They stay with Nikita while their mother is away during this thread.

April

  1. NPC [m] blood of the moon on us all (01 APR 2016)
    Fiskebyn, with Semini, Caoba, Tiamat. The meteor strikes. Semini saves her children by passing them off to Caoba just before the cabin roof collapses onto her.
  2. NPC we should run like rivers (25 APR 2016)
    Fiskebyn, with Semini, Ailie Morgan, Malcolm, Tiamat. Tiamat and Lotan help their mother dig for grubs, and when they start bickering, Ailie comes to save the day.
  • During the month of April, Nikita comes to stay with them and is demoted in Sapient for his absence.

May

  • Life goes on in Krokar. Nikita teachs the children the basics of sailing and ships, and Laevisa continues tutoring them.

June

  1. NPC LASKY: you tend the ash, I'll tend the pine (01 JUNE 2016)
    Fiskebyn, with Semini, Laevisa Arena. Tiamat and Lotan swim in the river while Semini hangs out nearby. Laevisa plays a game with them, asking them to dive down into the river and bring back interesting objects.
  • Lotan's father and mother separate. His sister begins acting out, and this worries Lotan.

July

  • Lotan and his sister begin to spend more time apart.

August

  • Sometime during this month, Lotan and Yammu begin to bond. He spends much of his time exploring the territory with the boar.

September

  1. maybe it's all unraveling according to plan
    Place, with Pazuzu Lykoi, Semini.

October

November

December