Maephis Valekoi

Art by Nat

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Forms
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Key Relations
    2.   3.2  Family: Lykoi, Kimaris, Damaichu, and Sadira
    3.   3.3  Other
  4.   4.  Interaction
  5.   5.  Abilities

Maephis Valekoi is the one three children born from the triad union of Salsola characters Till Van Ulrich Lykoi, Calla Valentine, and Helena Troy Lykoi with Calla being the mother and Till, the father. Maephis is one of only two girls born to the union of their mateship and as such, is very likely to be spoiled by Calla's attentions since, up till now, she has only had boys. Despite her initial attentions, Calla will eventually drift away from fawning over the two girls and develop a favoritism toward Kalani Lykoi, one of Maephis' sisters. Because of this, Maephis will very likely exude early symptoms of depression and possible separation anxiety that will spark future behavioral issues that will be addressed in her plots as she gets older and learns more about her family and Salsola customs.

As a child born into the Thistle Kingdom, she will grow up learning the customs of Salsola and acting based on Salsola's best interests and her own, as dictated by the marriage of her parents. Her own interests are very likely to be tied with secrecy and espionage which means learning to sneak around, keep secrets, lying and deception. As a child, though, right now she's just a cute little thing that hasn't been born yet but will in the nearby future.


Maephis is still in the process of being created and fleshed out for a potential character of Dread in the future. Plots are open to discussion.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

OOC Links

  • Date of Birth: -- December 2018
  • Gender: Female
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Species: Coyote Hybrid (Coyote, Wolf, Dog)
  • cNPC: --
  • Minor NPCs:
    • TBD

Pack Information

OOC ASSUMPTIONS

PLOT OPPORTUNITY

  • Pack: Salsola
  • Rank: Bambino
    • Coranks: --

Salsola members may assume and reference the following with discussion/asking:

  • Seeing Maephis throughout the Ruins of Salsola
  • General conversations. Specific conversations, especially those that may later affect RP, should be PMd before occurring.
  • Maephis is going to have an unhealthy admiration of her older brother, Julius Valentine that'll develop further as she gets older.
  • Maephis has several potential plots that may coincide with Salsola members. Family members include several prominent characters such as Calla Valentine, Till Van Ulrich Lykoi, Helena Troy Lykoi, Julius Valentine, and Brocade Valentine
  • She will initially be fawned over by her mother but later left to her own vices after Calla Valentine focuses her attentions on her sister, Kalani, instead. She will be a jealous camper.
  • Maephis will be interested in subterfuge and probably develop an affinity for killing after something drastic happens during her developmental period.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Maephis takes after her mother in both size and stature with an overwhelmingly coyote-ish appearance. She has a long, angled snout with a small nose and large radar like ears. Her stature is relatively unimposing and probably far from threatening.
  • Fur: Maephis is will be very vane and narcissistic when it comes to her fur or mane, with the exception of letting her siblings play with it. She has a prominent thickness to her fur that comes from her dog and wolf blood so it is mostly lush and feels nice to the touch but it is also shorter than the typical wolf or dog for that matter which ties into her coyote blood.
    • Optime Hair: TBD
  • Facial Features: Large, radar like ears, angular face with smaller nose and large doe-like eyes. She has a slender, refined muzzle that tapers at an angle.
  • Build and Size: She is taller than the standard coyote but smaller than the typical wolf-dog or hybrid. Unlike her mother, she is not as tall and will probably not bulk out as much as other women from the Silevue family line. She is relatively slouchy and doesn't stand up straight so it could probably be assumed that her natural height is unknown.
  • Humanization: Very humanized

Reference

Lineart by Nat

Palette

Fur

Tuna (#373739)
Geyser (#DCE1E4)
Swiss Coffee (#DAD6D5)

Eyes, Skin, Leathers
Heavy Metal (#272928)
San Marino (#3D5FA9)
Bunker (#080B0D)

1.2  Forms

Lupus

  • Weight: 60 lbs (38.55 kg)
  • Height: 30 in (81.28 cm)
  • Larger than either of his parents, he looks the part of a hybrid but more coyote than any of his other ancestry
  • Bulkier than coyote but has the gait of one.

Secui

  • Weight: 150 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • Height: 40 in (101.6 cm)
  • Nearly double the weight and far larger than his lupus, he looks the part of a halfling to the core, often choosing to keep his claws unsheathed for steadier footing since the difference between the two forms are so defined.
  • Mainly used for hunting or feral fighting, though he dislikes using this form on a regular basis.

Optime

  • Weight: 280 lbs (83.92 kg)
  • Height: 6ft 5in (69 in) (175.26 cm)
  • He is lean but bulky at the same time with muscle. He's got a runner's physique but a warrior's lean build. His hair is quite long and usually kept spiky when it isn't worn in a pony tail with the bangs out front. Reference: Here
  • He is primarily found in optime form since it makes the most sense with his path as a warrior and with his other skills.

2.  Personality

Damnation, like his father, is a devoted young individual who prides himself on loyalty. Quite unlike his father or much of the Lykoi family, Damnation does not seem to have very many mental issues aside from the occasional depression. He is mischievous and charming to a fault and takes interest in most things to do with war but does not go out of his way to kill others if there is a way to avoid conflict. He has shown some anger issues to a fault like his father but nothing has made him crack quite the way his dad did during his life. Like his mother, he is cool tempered for the most part and opportunistic. He is not ambitious but will go above and beyond in his line of duty. He can be relatively naive when it comes to women and perhaps is a little misogynistic in his views of the opposite sex.

He asserts himself with a relative dominance but is also submissive to a fault when it comes to someone in power. He is very narcissistic and vane when it comes to his fur but will sideline that for a good battle or a roll in the mud when he's not too busy focusing on his work with beekeeping or with training his horse.

2.1  Ideals

Interests

  • Likes: Horses, hunting, fighting, bees, honey, puppies, rain, women, flirting, and mud
  • Dislikes: Disloyalty, women, conversation with no end, repeating himself, rudeness

Traits

Respectful, soft-spoken, naivety, prideful, honest, loyal

  • Outlook: Optimistic
  • Expression: Extroverted and Dominant
  • Alignment: Good

Fears

  • Being taken advantage of
  • Abandonment
  • Loss of family

Motivations

  • Protecting and providing for himself and his family
  • Learning more about his family ties and establishing himself in this world or the next

Spirituality

  • Atheist, but respectful of most beliefs. Shows some interest in Catholicism but has not made the plunge

Biases

  • Species: He seems to show some bias towards dogs but is relatively peaceful around wolves and other canine types.
  • Non-Luperci: He doesn't judge one way or another but feels like non-luperci may be inferior in strength since most canines are now shifters in some way or another. They are outdated and out numbered and their kind are soon to be extinct.
  • Gender: Damnation is wary of women because of an incident with one of their sex. He loves to flirt with them, though, but also believes in some ways, that men should provide while women run the household and sire their pups.
  • Sexuality: Damnation doesn't understand same sex mate pairs and believes they do not provide the community with anything a regular coupling should such as puppies.
  • Age: Old people and puppies should be protected at all costs.

Sexuality

  • Heterosexual
  • Damnation is not shy when it comes to flirting or trying to get someone in bed with him. He will often go out of his way to bring someone home and is not against one night stands.

Substances

  • Damnation has no interest in substances that would perverse one's mind. He likes to be in control of himself and his environment and anything that hampers his ability to do such is evil that must be avoided at all costs.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Key Relations

  • Basilio Lykoi is Damnation's father and someone he has not had the chance to meet. He loves the stories he's heard from his mother about his father and his family but will probably end up regretting the memories of the stories told by his mother once he learns who his father truly was in the end.
  • Unnamed Mother is someone he has looked up to the better part of his life and she is the individual who fashioned him to be who he is today. While he loves his mother dearly, she also pushed him to the side in exchange for power in the pack they settled in and for love but he's never held that against her despite the way he had to grow up early.

3.2  Family: Lykoi, Kimaris, Damaichu, and Sadira

3.3  Other

Relations

  • Character --

Family Relations

Minor Relations

  • Friendly: --
  • Unfriendly: --

Former Relations

4.  Interaction

General

  • Speech: Damnation is very soft spoken with a somewhat grating voice. He would be a good singer if he ever set his mind to it. His voice does come with a bit of an accent though it isn't overpowering.
  • Scent: Leather, honey, blood, mud, and flowery oils.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Moderately humanized gestures and hand movements.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Very straight, trained posture. Never slouching or relaxed unless in private company. His body language tends to come off as someone with a dominant personality until he is in the presence of someone with a higher rank than his own or with someone he likes more than just a friend.

Adornments

  • Leather and fur braces on both his wrists and shoulder. Furs on his shoulder is from a bear. The leather and fur on either of his wrists are from rabbits and squirrels.
  • A spiked collar made of dyed black leather and bone spikes. It ties at the back with leather cording and his often hidden from behind by his long hair.
  • A spiked bracelet made of dyed black leather and bone spikes. Like his collar, it ties at the back with leather cording.
  • A pair of luperci made hemp pants stained with ink dye made from the ashes of a fire and the juice of a blackberry.
  • A red sash made of wool that is used as a mix between a belt and loin cloth that covers his front.
  • A pair of leather shin braces that are tied around the back with leather cording. Often worn over his pants to protect from blades when he's fighting on the back of his warhorse.

5.  Abilities

Strengths

  • Hunting: Damnation was trained at an early age to capture and kill for his meals. As of now, he is a talented tracker and hunter who is able to do so on the back of his horse
  • Horse Training: He learned how to train horses from the pack leader who was sleeping with his mom. Known for his dabbling in horse training, the leader saw fit to give the most challenging of his horses to Damnation who trained it to be the fine beast it is today. He is very proficient in giving non-verbal cues and in breaking horses as well.
  • Fighting: Damnation is very good at fighting from horse back with a long, heavy lance and with using a net. He practiced for years upon first shifting and developed his own style of fighting that suited him. He is almost as talented on foot with the heavy lance but prefers to discard the net when he's fighting blade to blade off horse-back as the net can get in the way.
  • Bee Keeping: As a side project, Damnation started tackling bee-keeping as a secondary hobby away from his fighting and hunting. He learned from a local beekeeper who gave him a hive of his own that he has since abandoned. It would take a lot of time to start a new hive but he could do it given the proper time and location/opportunity.
  • Candle and wax sculptures: While his candle making and wax sculptures are not overly pretty, they do smell good from his use of oils and making of wicks so he often uses the wax and honey secured from his bees in this particular venture to earn coin or barter with passersby.

Weaknesses

  • Fighting: One of his weaknesses is that he underestimates women when it comes to fighting or any other skill that isn't pertinent in a home setting. He miscalculates the force he needs when going toe to toe with them and is easily drawn into situations he doesn't like. Another weakness that he's tried to cover up is that he has a hard time protecting his lower legs on horseback than he would in a typical combat situation.
  • Bee Keeping: Most hives take a while to form. Building one would require him to find another queen chamber in another hive to start his own. As far as weaknesses go, he doesn't always use smoke the way he should when handling bees which leads to painful bee stings.
  • Candle and Wax Sculpting: He is very much a novice when it comes to sculpting and making candles. While they smell good, most could look better with coloring and dyes. Instead, they're usually clumps. Visualize the Shrek candle made of his earwax.
  • Hunting: He has a habit of wanting to hunt by himself. Because of that, large game such as moose or bear or larger animals are generally off limits due to his inability to work with others when meat is the goal.