Lowry Lykoi

Lowry was a member of Cercatori d'Arte; he was both high-ranking in the Stage ranks and a member of the mysterious Trader's Guild.

He was born in a pack ruled by his father, Kerberos Lykoi, and driven out as a yearling. Not wanting to follow his Lykoi family legacy, he avoided Inferni and joined Casa di Cavalieri, only to decide the pack was not for him and joining d'Arte instead. In the summer of 2013, he infiltrated AniWaya as a spy for the Trader's Guild.

In February 2014, Lowry was killed by Judas Poer de Aika XIII, who strung up his body on Cercatori d'Arte's border tree in a macabre display.

Lowry Lykoi

by Aly

Player

Raze

More Info

Forum Profile

Basics

D. O. B.

2 November 2011

Gender

Male

Heritage

Family

Lykoi

Species

Coywolf Hybrid

Subspecies

62.5% Northeastern Coyote
25% Grey Wolf
6.25% Red wolf
6.25% Dog

Luperci

Ortus

Currently

Pack Cercatori d'Arte
Rank Ringleader
Trader's Guild Infiltrator (Pending)

Previously

Pack Casa di Cavalieri
Ranks Prova (CdC); Unskilled, Trouper, Entertainer (CdA)

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Build and Species
    2.   1.2  Coloration
    3.   1.3  Forms
    4.   1.4  Other
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Details
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Key Relations
    2.   3.2  Family: Lykoi, Damaichu
    3.   3.3  Other
  4.   4.  Interaction
    1.   4.1  General
    2.   4.2  Assumptions
    3.   4.3  Companions
    4.   4.4  Residence
    5.   4.5  Abilities
    6.   4.6  Inventory
  5.   5.  NPC
  6.   6.  History
    1.   6.1  Pre-'Souls
    2.   6.2  2012
    3.   6.3  2013
    4.   6.4  2014

1.  Appearance

Lowry is a scrawny coyote hybrid with straw-colored fur. He has ginger accents and yellow eyes. His hair is usually spiked with beeswax, and he often wears an overlarge belt with a sheath for his knife.

1.1  Build and Species

Lowry is a skinny, scrawny runt. He is very small and looks malnourished most of the time, his ribs usually easily felt if one runs their hands along his sides. His hip bones, too, jut out -- especially in his bipedal form, which is short by really any standards.

His physical characteristics do little to suggest that he's a hybrid. Instead, he has the standard coyote build: small, big-eared, and bushy-tailed. His muzzle, however, does not seem to taper as much as the average coyote's; his entire head is less angular and might even seem wolfish, if his two giant ears didn't perch on top of it.

1.2  Coloration

Lowry has Straw (#D4B886) fur with a Stark White (#EBDDC8) underside, including washing up his legs and around his Golden Sand (#F2D971) eyes. The Lykoi red is a soft, subtle Twine (#C07C51) on his ears, muzzle stripe, and splashed across his back. A slightly darker Potters Clay (#925938) is also mottled into the colors of his back, streaked with Milbrook (#574731), which also tips his tail.

1.3  Forms

Lupus

  • Weight: 35 lbs (16 kg)
  • Height: 22 in (56 cm)
  • Runty with clear coyote features.
  • Lowry uses this form often for hunting and scouting.

Secui

  • Weight: 145 lbs (66 kg)
  • Height: 33 in (84 cm)
  • Average at best and a bit skinny at worst. Tends a lot more toward speed than strength.
  • Lowry rarely uses this where Lupus will do, but he takes advantage of its bulk and speed for fights and hunting larger game.

Optime

  • Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
  • Height: 5ft 6in (66 in) (162 cm)
  • Short -- very scrawny, skinny, and narrow. Arms are very thin, and hip bones jut out. Hedgehog-like hair is styled toward the front, sometimes spiked and other times a pathetic fluff.
  • This is Lowry's default form, used especially for fighting and socialization.

1.4  Other

Scars

  • Small cut on bottom jaw from a knife.

Accessories

  • Overlarge belt with a sheath for his knife.

2.  Personality

In a word, Lowry is fidgety. He can never keep still, his train of thought jumps from place to place, and he generally seems flighty and hyperactive when spoken to. He is friendly and well-meant, however, and often passionate in his pursuit of good -- even if his thought on "law" and black-and-white has slackened. He can be petty and silly or jealous, but most of the time he treats others warmly and can be very chivalrous to those in need.

The young male is affected by two mental disorders, however -- depression and generalized anxiety. His anxiety is prominent in his nervous mannerisms and his general jumpiness, but it runs deep in his greater thoughts. His imagination, which is normally a positive trait, gets out of hand here. He's always expecting the worst and stressing over it, or otherwise blowing things out of proportion. His depression, meanwhile, is less obvious -- but self-deprecating thoughts run constantly through his mind, and while during his "normal" periods he has them under control, at times everything crashes down on him and overwhelms him.

Lowry is a canine who very much wants to be the hero of his own story, but his self-doubts hold him back from that.

2.1  Details

Interests

  • Likes: Stories and myths, entertainment, bright colors, goodwill, warriors, creativity, uniqueness.
  • Dislikes: Tall individuals, jackals, chance of embarrassment, writer's block.

Traits

Neurotic, friendly, imaginative, self-loathing, passionate.

  • Outlook: Pessimistic
  • Expression: Extroverted, submissive
  • Alignment : Neutral Good

Fears

  • Failure: Lowry fears screwing things up, not being able to prove his worth, and ridicule in general. It contributes greatly to his anxious fixations, especially because he can imagine himself failing in spectacular (if improbable) ways.
  • Sexual Assault: After being molested, Lowry is more and more uncomfortable about the thought of intimacy with another -- and is especially nervous and paranoid around touchy individuals, and men. He's generally okay if the other isn't using their size on him, or otherwise invading his space, but it's a fear that does come up on occasion. This fear extends to others as well, making sexual assault one of the things he is most passionately ready to punish.

Motivations

  • Goodness and protection of the weak
  • Proving himself

Biases

  • Gender: More comfortable with females, though respected male authority figures are idolized. Otherwise, he is uncomfortable around some men and being close to them.
  • Packs: Lowry sees Inferni and, by extension, the Lykoi family as barbaric and violent. He makes a point not to associate himself with them despite his family ties.
  • Species: Nervous around coyotes and jackals. Previously resentful of large dog breeds and wolves, but has gotten over it.

Sexuality

  • Pansexual, though identifies currently as straight
  • Previously flirtatious and chauvinistic if well-meant, now far more timid
  • Some fear of being assaulted, or others being assaulted, so is shy about sex

Substances

  • Would likely indulge in substances and not be able to handle them because he's a wuss? Not hardcore enough!!

Spiritually

  • Jokingly swears by the muses
  • Non-religious, but open-minded
  • Doesn't reject belief in anything; thinks religion is true for its worshippers
  • Sees myths and scriptures from a storyteller's standpoint, and appreciates the richness of these stories

3.  Relationships

3.1  Key Relations

3.2  Family: Lykoi, Damaichu

3.3  Other

Relations

  • meep

Family Relations

Minor Relations

Former Relations

  • darp

4.  Interaction

4.1  General

  • Scent:
    • Cercatori d'Arte scent: earthy, clay, slightly flowery smell.
    • "Warm" smell like sun-dried grass, and often whiff of beeswax from hair. Lykoi scent.
  • Speech:
    • Mid-range, prone to jumping with pitch in excitement.
    • Voice becomes smoother and more mature when telling stories.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Constantly gesticulating, especially when storytelling.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Lowry generally has submissive body language, sometimes hunching slightly away from a more dominant canine. When angry or confident, he tries to make himself look as tall as possible.

4.2  Assumptions

Anything beyond the okayed assumptions, PM and ask first. Cercatori d'Arte members may assume the following:

  • Seeing Lowry around Cercatori d'Arte, hunting or scouting.
  • Seeing Lowry sitting by himself and making up poems or stories.
  • Seeing Lowry at the stables with his horse, Bark.

4.3  Companions

cNPC

NPCs

Former cNPCs

4.4  Residence

Thornbury, Cercatori d'Arte

  • derp derp bed

Previous

Lowry previously resided in the Fort Kingsbury courthouse when he lived in Casa di Cavalieri.

4.5  Abilities

Strengths

  • Knife Combat: Lowry does not have the strength to fight merely with fang and claw; he needs something a bit sharper than a fang to get the job done. In order to defend himself, he has taken up fighting with small blades. He is still learning, but most of his failures come from mental mistakes rather than his ability to handle a blade.
  • Poetry & Prose: Lowry has a mind for stories. After learning that he had a natural talent for reading, he read as much as he could. Nonfiction books do not interest him; he needs a protagonist in a story. He enjoys reading poetry, as well, and has tried to both compose his own poems and tell his own tales. He likens himself to a bard for this reason.
  • Observation: It's strange for an outspoken and compulsive individual to be keen about his surroundings, but Lowry has good attention to detail in everyday life, even when he's going on a tirade (observing danger does not mean avoiding it). He has an excellent memory and can often bring up these small details at a later date if they become relevant.

Weaknesses

  • Naivety: Lowry is still in the state where he thinks life is a fairy tale, and so it's fairly easy to con him. He's gullible and easily charmed by those he perceives as "noble," and has been taken advantage of before.
  • Size: As a somewhat malnourished coyote, Lowry is cursed with a fairly small size and very little actual strength. He absolutely hates to be called short and goes through various lengths to make himself seem taller than he is. This isn't a weakness in daily life, usually, but if he is grabbed or trapped in combat, he is sure to lose.

4.6  Inventory

Trade

Because his pack focuses a lot on trade, Lowry is very eager to exchange goods to the subtle deficit of the other Luperci -- but he has a really bad pokerface and sucks at it. One can dupe him by means of bullying, but most of the time he sticks with fair trades.

  • Offering: Cercatori d'Arte goods, oral or written stories, food.
  • Accepting: Paper and pencils, quills and ink, weaponry, books, stories, goods for Cercatori d'Arte.

Items

On Hand

  • Knife.
  • Oversized leather belt with sheath.

Writing

  • Collection of bad pencils.
  • Old, salvaged paper; also better quality paper.
  • Tons of half-finished stories and poems.

Miscellaneous

  • Random colored powder.
  • Simple horse tack: one bridle and saddle.

5.  NPC

  • Name: Hen Wen
  • Species: Pig
  • Age: Adult
  • Gender: Sow
  • Personality: Very spunky and affectionate toward Luperci, though terrified of horses.
  • Description: Small white pig. She was a former pet of Lowry's. Cercatori d'Arte took ownership of her in the aftermath of his death, and she eventually becaame a communally owned animal of Midnight Shores.

6.  History

6.1  Pre-'Souls

Lowry and his siblings were born in the deep snows of November, but the family was protected in the warmth of the den, and all the pups were raised with loving care for as long as things went smoothly. Kerberos Lykoi and Valla never let the puppies out of their sight, and as they grew older, they tried to instill a deep fear of the unknown within them. Instead of blindly accepting the danger, however, Lowry became fascinated with the stories, from the start wanting to jump out and do battle with the evils of the world instead of fear it.

The family was part of a band of coyote hybrids, which Kerberos, lead. But in the first few months of their lives, the hierarchy began to shift, and Valla took control even more so than their father. This shift caused a rift between mother and father, and though both loved their children unconditionally, they began trying to turn their children against each other.

Eventually, it ended with the children fighting each other, and then eventually, the parents turning on each other, ending in the death of Valla. Seeing the children and as nothing more than a nuisance, the rest of the clan drove them off, and they scattered to the four winds. With his rank defunct and hierarchy taken, Kerberos left, his place unknown to the siblings.

Lowry was glad to tackle the great unknown and simply get away from his parents' violence, and so he roamed as far and fast as he could to seek a new home for himself.

6.2  2012

  • November: Lowry reaches Nova Scotia. His first stop is Inferni, but is put off by the skulls and the apparent violence Inferni often sees, and so he decides that the clan is not for him. He also reunites with his sister, Elody Lykoi, but decides to travel alone until he catches wind of a great pack called Casa di Cavalieri. He soon joins.
  • December: Lowry finds it hard to adjust to the great pack. He spends most of his time with Wayne McCoy (despite claiming to dislike the man) and forms a bond with his colt, Bark. Wayne tries to convince him to get more involved with the pack, but Lowry is afraid of ridicule as he meets his comrades. He starts to get antsy and distant.

2012 Threads

6.3  2013

  • January:
    • There is an incident outside of Casa di Cavalieri; a bear kills a girl, while Lowry freezes up. Lowry cannot cope with what happened, and tells Wayne that he isn't good enough for the pack. Wayne gently supports him in his desire to leave, and gifts him the colt, Bark.
    • Lowry spends some time as a loner, wandering Seabreeze Brink, before joining Cercatori d'Arte.
    • Lowry is assaulted by Machidael Lykoi after being charmed by him; Wayne saves him.
  • February: Lowry falls into a state of depression after his assault, and spends a lot of time alone. He eventually begins to cheer up though he remains melancholy for many weeks.
  • March: Lowry is cheered by news that Cercatori d'Arte is opening up its borders. He socializes with his pack mates and some outsiders, and also visits AniWaya to play in a stickball game.
  • April: Nothing of note happens.
  • May: Lowry is attacked for information by Wraith Creed, and has a small emotional breakdown about how he's worthless and not cut out for anything. He focuses on doing things around Cercatori d'Arte instead, even if his restless wanderings bring him away from the pack on occasion.
  • June: During the pack's Festival of Colors, Lowry decides to approach leader Skye Collins for information on the Trader's Guild -- an organization within d'Arte that isn't as innocuous as it seems. He is given the task of infiltrating AniWaya and discovering their secrets, if any.
  • July: After a lot of anxious preparation, Lowry joins AniWaya as Fiver the coyote. He learns a lot of the Tribe's language and culture, and stays longer than expected after accidentally unearthing a body in Tribe lands! He also finds a piglet, Hen Wen, who becomes his companion.
  • August: Before Lowry can decide to go back to Cercatori d'Arte, he falls ill with a strange disease.
  • September: Lowry leaves AniWaya, weak from illness and in a deep depression. He attempts suicide, but is rescued by a strange young loner named Penny, who makes him go back to Cercatori d'Arte. He makes his report to Skye and tries to integrate himself back into pack life.

2013 Threads

January

  1. On the Horizon
    Helping Kenna Foxleigh.
  2. Critical Moments
    Fighting a bear with Wayne McCoy.
  3. I Finally Understand What I Didn't Before
    Deciding to leave Casa di Cavalieri.
  4. Sparks and the Lark
    Meeting Ookami.
  5. None of Your Beeswax
    Flirting with Honey Monette.
  6. Familiar Face
    Reuniting with Amatha Partnere.
  7. Just Hold the Smile
    Joining Cercatori d'Arte.
  8. Sustained by the Sound
    Reuniting with Calla Scott.
  9. Growing Grass All on the Corners of Your Bed
    Meeting Eclipse Soulstorm.
  10. Merry King of the Bush
    Meeting Feng.
  11. Snowy Days
    Meeting Lorenna Makenzi Denahlii.
  12. [M] Straight South with the Keys to the Pearly Gates
    Sexually assaulted by Machidael Lykoi, saved; by Wayne McCoy.

February

  1. Made a Man of Dust a Man of Flesh
    Comforted by Feng.
  2. All Our Yesterdays
    Meeting Temo Wolfe.

March

  1. Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right
    Meeting Aspirin.
  2. Come One, Come All
    Cercatori d'Arte meeting.
  3. So Now We Walk Hand in Hand
    Cercatori d'Arte activity.
  4. We Tell Him, "Not Today"
    Meeting Keldava Wolfe-Denahlii.
  5. That Boy is a Monster
    Talking with Aspirin.
  6. Cold Spark
    Meeting Safina Snowbird.
  7. Our Minds Hold Twice as Many Worlds
    Meeting Nyla T'kinsae.
  8. Together We Dance
    AniWaya, pre-game dance.
  9. Dinelodi
    AniWaya, anejodi game.
  10. Spring Poems
    Meeting Heroshe.
  11. Crash Down Into the Sea
    Meeting Nathaniel King.

April

  1. A Seaside Encounter
    Meeting Kaiolohia Noelani.
  2. I've Not Seen You Lately by the Beach
    Swimming with Esther Hennamin and Sumae.
  3. Follow the River's Flow
    Meeting Digby Fenfir.
  4. You're a Poem of Mystery
    Meeting Ray Feminile.

May

  1. Whispering Its Misty Uncertainty
    Escaping fog with Kenna Foxleigh.
  2. Run Boy Run, This World Is Not Made for You
    Interrogated by Wraith Creed.
  3. You're the Prayer Inside of Me
    Meeting Snapdragon Lykoi.
  4. Dragged on the Floor Where You Walked Outside
    Meeting Nadezhda Vladimirovna Romanova.
  5. 'Cause It's a Real Fine Line
    Meeting Kou.

June

  1. Lazy Day
    Cercatori d'Arte Festival of Colors.
  2. Teach Me the Secret Handshake!
    Receiving a Trader's Guild mission from Skye Collins.

July

  1. Blurred Lines
    Meeting Riot Stormwing.
  2. And Forget What the Good Book Said
    Greeting Rei Itou at the borders.
  3. Boy with a Coin He Found in the Weeds
    Infiltrating AniWaya.
  4. Agahliyi Dedeloquasgi
    Learning about Tribe culture from Aranck Eluwilussit and Gemma Rhiannon Sawtooth.
  5. Ulsihgi Udelida, Dark Secret
    Accidentally uncovering a shocking secret.
  6. From You, I Do Beseech, Knowledge that Lies Beyond My Reach
    Meeting Azucena Lykoi; finding a piglet.
  7. Detsonigi'a
    AniWaya meeting.
  8. Barnyard Troubles
    Meeting Saqui Utina.

August

  1. A New Place
    Meeting Sereth.
  2. Radioactive
    Meeting Plague Kalka.
  3. Friends Chase the Dark Clouds Away
    Cheered up by Hen Wen.
  4. She Says Nothing of What She Thinks
    Meeting Aduladi Ehn.
  5. Uhisohdaneha

September

  1. Dragged Our Panic Up and Down the Riverbed
    Attempted suicide.
  2. And Someone Said, My Ghost was Found, Laying Its Burden Down
    Rescued by Penny.
  3. The Dog in the Garden Row is Covered in Mud
    Returning to Cercatori d'Arte.
  4. Shake, It'll All Fall Down Around You
    Debriefing with Skye Collins.
  5. Leave It Lye
    Meeting Micah Sunrise Lykoi.

6.4  2014