Merari Tears

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Miscellaneous
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  3.   3.  Family

Merari Tears is a loner.

She was born in Inferni, the daughter of Redtooth and the Aquila Vicira Tears. She was born on the eve of the Inferni-Salsola War and rescued by her father when the mansion burned. When her mother became Aquila, the clan migrated to their ancestral homeland; Merari's first winter was one of hardship and starvation, but she and her brother survived to spring. Upon reaching the adult ranks, Merari focused on bettering the clan through menial labor (with a focus on woodworking and livestock) shirking any "real" responsibility. Unlike her ambitious littermate Boone Lykoi, she was lackadaisical in life and content to skate by.

However, her life changed drastically when terrible storms hit Inferni. Merari attempted to support her family (now expanded with two new baby brothers) through the trials that followed, but as a rift grew between Boone and their parents, she found herself unable to choose a side. In the end, the violent death of her little brother Rhodes Lykoi was the final straw for their family and Inferni; Vicira disbanded the clan and disappeared that night, with Redtooth vanishing shortly after during his search for her. Abandoned by her parents, Merari chose to join the motley group of coyotes left behind. She remained with The Cartel for a couple months until, disenfranchised with the band's directionless debauchery, she set off on her own to find a place with steady work and purpose.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: 08 September 2017
  • Gender: Female
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Pack: Loner

Previous Pack Info

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

  • Pack: Inferni (08 Sep 2017)
  • Rank: Fera (30 Apr 2018)
    • Tirones, Evocati
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1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Though only half coyote and clearly identifiable as a coywolf hybrid, Merari takes a little more after her coyote side.
  • Fur: Short, thick, a little raggedy. Always messy.
    • Optime Hair: Dark, shoulder-length; often worn in pigtails.
  • Facial Features: Narrow, sharply angular face. Trouble.
  • Build and Size: Quite tall, like her mother and her grandmother, and with the same long-legged build. She is more apparently muscular than her female relatives, however.
    • Lupus: 27 in (68.5 cm) — 50 lb (22.5 kg)
    • Secui: 43 in (109 cm) — 130 lb (59 kg)
    • Optime: 6 ft 7 in (79 in) (201 cm) — 220 lb (100 kg)
  • Humanization: Moderate -- Merari wears some clothing and accessories, but she isn't afraid of getting "down and dirty" and seems rather feral, like an actual coyote wearing a dress.



by Despi

Palette

Fur

Dune (#2D2A27)
Espresso (#64351B)
Roman Coffee (#826450)
Donkey Brown (#A38B79)

Eyes

Gull Grey (#9AB3BE)

Nose, Skin, Paw Pads

Zeus (#27211D)

1.2  Miscellaneous

Interaction

  • Speech: Quiet but crass, with a southern drawl like her father.
  • Scent: Lykoi, pigs, leather, cannabis, smoke, earth, sawdust
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.:
    • Acknowledges others with a lazy salute.
    • Often has something in her teeth, whether a joint or a piece of hay.
  • General Posture and Body Language: --

Adornments

  • Red beads for her hair
  • Leather skirt with some pockets
  • Arrowhead necklace
  • Pale hemp-made open shirt with bone buttons
  • Deerskin pants, full of holes on the legs

Images

2.  Personality

Merari is a laidback individual, good-natured and easy to get along with. A hands-on woman, she prefers "doing" rather than "planning," and enjoys practical tasks and mundane chores others like to shirk. She has little regard for the future: no great ambitions and no commitments. She is content to let others lead, but while she's an honest laborer, she isn't necessarily a good follower. Chaotic and hedonistic, Rari doesn't feel beholden to contracts and is ultimately loyal only to herself and her freedom.

While a good listener and friendly to most, Merari is also rather reserved; she is very private about her own thoughts and feelings. She struggles with emotion in general -- interpreting her own or having empathy for others'. She tries to be logical in what she does, which can help with crises and judgment calls, but also makes her very insensitive. If she does express an opinion, she is often brutally honest.

2.1  Ideals

Traits

  • Outlook: Optimistic
  • Sociability: Introverted
  • Expression: Dominant
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
    • Will break any contract when she feels like it.
    • Is generally well liked by her community, but normally will not seek to improve the community.
    • Will not betray a family member, unless the circumstances are dire.
    • Values flexible relationships with romantic partners.

Motivations

  • Merari seeks pleasure and contentment and values her personal freedoms. Her brand of "I do what I want" is rarely harmful to others (except maybe hurt feelings), and she isn't as much of a risk-taker as she was in her youth. She prefers to chill and go with the flow.
  • She is driven to improve her carpentry work, out of a strange sense of obligation that she doesn't like to think about. (She has complex feelings about her dad, guys.)
  • She cares a great deal about her pigs!

Fears

  • Merari is afraid of an injury permanently crippling her; she couldn't imagine life without the ability to work.
  • She has developed mild claustrophobia after being wedged and nearly crushed in a stone crevice.
  • She fears becoming emotionally compromised and unable to act rationally, or "going crazy." She suppresses many of her emotions as a defense mechanism and tries to be logical.

Biases

  • Wolves are overly-hierarchical brutes who can't be trusted around minorities. Dogs and hybrids are totes okay.
  • Feral lifestyles are completely valid, and non-Luperci should not be turned against their will.
  • Men are dumb but straightforward, and women are a little harder for Merari to relate to.

Sexuality

  • Intimacy is a physical act rather than an expression of love, so Merari has no problem separating sex from relationships. She will likely have a casual sex life, finding partners in strangers and friends alike.
  • Potentially aromantic?? Possibly bisexual?? WHO KNOWS, NOT I!

Interests

  • Likes: Manual labor, pigs and sheep, ravens, cannabis and tobacco, freedom, fun
  • Dislikes: Rules and restrictions, boredom, great responsibility

Substances

  • Merari loves the weed. She enjoys the mood lift and awareness of her senses; it also helps dull her day-to-day pains as a laborer. Though she has managed to avoid most of the negative side effects, her constant use means that withdrawal symptoms set in very quickly.
  • Alcohol often makes her nauseated, so she tends to avoid it.

Spirituality

  • Atheist
  • Merari has difficulty conceptualizing an afterlife; the finality and nothingness of death reassures her.
  • Having witnessed the faithful suffer for their gods, she has a low opinion of their supposed decrees, and sees organized religion as something else constraining others' freedom.

3.  Family

  • Nieces & Nephews: Ramsey
  • Extended: Merari is, through her mother, connected to the infamous and sprawling Lykoi family as well as, more distantly (and of lesser importance to her) Kimaris, Nothing, and Tears. Merari has aunts and uncles -- some adoptive -- as well as a handful of "first cousins" whom she is close to. She also has connections through the Winthrop family, the depths of which she knows little about.