Milos Parhelion


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Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Essentials
    2.   1.2  Gallery
    3.   1.3  Alterations and Wardrobe
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Interaction
    2.   2.2  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  General Relations
    2.   3.2  Skills
    3.   3.3  Weaknesses
  4.   4.  Inventory
    1.   4.1  Items
    2.   4.2  Trade
  5.   5.  History
By San!

Born in the feral regions of Trillium Hollow, Milos Parhelion navigated himself through abandonment, conflict, and slavery. He served over a year as a serf within a plantation in West Virginia before orchestrating a revolt. The assault, later dubbed the Barnes Rebellion, resulted in the death of Milos' lover, Chaska, and the subsequent murder of his slavemaster, Ulick Barnes. After the traumatic events, Milo escaped servitude and traveled north to the territory he first called home.

After discovering his previous pack had been dissolved and its remaining members scattered, Milos was brought to the pack Viburnum, lead by his sister Ayrin, where he and his friends were granted temporary refuge. He remained in Viburnum for several months before continuing his journey north to Nova Scotia, where he arrived in July of 2014 and later joined Krokar only a few short months afterward. Milos currently resides there as a Captain in the pack, working as a Leatherworker, Drover, and Tailor.

Jaded by the brutalities of forced subservience and physical punishment, Milos wears a facade of cheer and optimism, though his psyche is riddled with anxiety, hesitation, and doubt. In spite of everything, he found love in January of 2016 and began a devoted relationship with Eliza Cormier. They officially became mates in February of 2016 and have had two litters together, one on August 25th, 2016 and a second on March 1st, 2018. They lived together in Fiskebyn until an act of arson destroyed it on October 25th, 2018.

Milos and his daughter, Daisy, were abducted in the chaos. Their whereabouts are currently unknown.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

Characterization

NPCs

OOC Info

  • Date of Birth: 2 May 2012
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Verto
  • Mate: Eliza Cormier
  • Etymology:
    • Forename: gracious, dear (Slavic)
    • Surname: beside the sun (Greek)
  • Pronunciation: MEE-los, Par-hee-lee-un
  • Epithet: Helios
  • Motifs: Fireflies | Sunlight | Fire

Pack Information

Assumptions and References

Plot Opportunities

  • Pack: Loner
  • Residence: —
  • Rank: —
  • Co-rank(s): —
  • None at this time.
  • None at this time.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Essentials

Overview

  • Species: Being predominantly wolf with a broad muzzle and rounded ears, the only obvious signs of his dog heritage are that of his light build and long, thin legs.
  • Fur: Thick, straight fur covers his body.
    • Optime Hair: Kept short and parted to the right.
  • Facial Features: Rarely seen without a smile, which varies in size depending on context and mood. Milos also has a sparkle of confidence in his bright eyes that is difficult to miss and often betrays his overwhelming friendliness.
  • Build and Size: Taking after his wolfdog mother, Milos' black-and-white pelt lays on a thin frame filled out with lean muscle. He generally carries himself humbly and unassumingly.
    • Lupus: 28.5 in (72 cm) — 79 lb (35.8 kg)
    • Secui: 43 in (109 cm) — 152 lbs (68.9 kg)
    • Optime 5ft 8in (68 in) (172.7 cm) — 168 lbs (76 kg)
  • Humanization: Despite his feral beginning, Milos is very humanized. Though he often forgoes clothing the upper half of his body now, he had, for many years, always concealed the labyrinth of scars along his back. See clothing for more details. He never shifts out of his Optime form.

Palette

Cod Gray (#1C1C1C)
Alabaster (#f7f7f7)
Mai Tai (#c0710b)
Black (#000000)
Copper Rose (#926868)

Color Distribution

  • Fur: Primarily Cod Gray
  • Markings:
    • Has markings of Alabaster located above each eye, around each ear, on the bridge of his nose, half-way up his right leg and on the toes of his other three paws, on his chest, and on the tip of his tail.
  • Eyes: Mai Tai
  • Optime Hair: Cod Gray
  • Nose and Paw Pads: Black
  • Scars: Copper Rose
    • See here for descriptions.

1.2  Gallery

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1.3  Alterations and Wardrobe

Alterations

Scars

Impairments

  • Several thick, raised scars criss-crossing Milos' back.
  • One long scar stretching from his back over his left rib cage and up his chest to end at his right shoulder.
  • A knot of scar tissue marks the left side of his chest near his armpit.
  • A dislocation of his left arm during the Austringer Hostility and again during the Familia Sugit plot has left this shoulder weaker and unstable. It is prone to dislocating again.

Closet

Clothing and Accessories

Weapons and Armor

  • Button-down shirts: Worn with the sleeves rolled up and never seen without.
    • After years of use and frequent patching, Milos' shirts have become threadbare and are no longer repairable. As a result, rather than weave new fabric, Milos has decided to face his fears and forgo covering the shameful scars on his back.
  • Cargo shorts: Dark khaki in color and always worn.
    • These, too, have degraded to uselessness and have been discarded. In lieu of shorts, Milos dons a loincloth to keep this region clothed, as he still has residual feelings of uneasiness and shame surrounding his experiences with sexual abuse.
  • Leather backpack: Made from sheepskin by Milos himself. Well-made.
  • Caribou antler trinket: Gifted to him by Vidar. He wears this attached his dagger sheath.
  • Dagger: This dagger belonged to Chaska and was used in his mercy killing and as well as Ulick Barne's murder. Milos keeps it close.
  • Leather sheath: Crafted from deerskin under the instruction of Tyris Kurosoul and worn at his waist. Fairly made.
  • Spear: Claimed by Milos from Krokar's own inventory after taking spear-hunting lessons from Iroquois.

2.  Personality

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Outwardly, Milos is a friendly, humorous, and caring wolfdog who will go to great lengths for the things he believes in. Because he is often seen with a smile on his face and a gleam in his bright eyes, he is highly approachable and is glad to offer advice or help to those who seek it. Being an extrovert, Milos prefers to remain in the constant company of others but is just as happy engaged in vibrant conversation as he is sitting in amiable silence. As much as he likes being around others, he will often keep others at a distance emotionally and shies away from touch due to the physical and psychological trauma from his past.

Inwardly, however, Milos battles with a lot of painful memories that make him feel depressed and occasionally anxious. Nightmares frequently plague his dreams, oftentimes resulting in sleepless nights. Because of this, Milos can regularly be seen stealing catnaps during the day when he feels safest. Ashamed of his past and not wanting to be burdensome to others, he mainly keeps his pain and fears to himself but will often confide in Sorcha.

Though generally quirky and self-deprecating, Milos has no qualms about telling others off if he feels slighted or offended, but it takes quite a bit of prodding to get this side out of him.

2.1  Interaction

  • Speech: Lightly masculine with a gentle, friendly undertone.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Carrying himself with confidence, Milos' posture is straight but relaxed. His bright eyes are kind and warm.
  • Scent: Sage, soil, sugar maple, goats, Krokar.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Will often scratch the back of his head when embarrassed and taps his chin when thoughtful. He also smiles. A lot.

2.2  Ideals

Perspective

  • Outlook: Optimistic. There is always something to hope for.
  • Sociability: Extroverted.
  • Expression: Cheerful and warm.
  • Traits: Friendly, confident, humorous, rebellious, compassionate.
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
Values life and freedom above all else
Is driven to right injustice
All life is given even-handed treatment
Self-reliance is a cornerstone of a neutral good being's personality
Will help those in need and works well alone or in a group
Will never betray a family member, comrade, or friend

Motivations

  • Providing for his family: Not only with food, but also with emotional support, education, and safety. Milos is committed to keeping his family healthy and safe.
  • Freedom: A former slave, Milos deeply values his freedom and may go to great lengths to ensure he never loses it again.
  • Happiness: It is important to Milos that he, his family, and his friends achieve happiness in their daily lives and he will gladly offer to help someone if something is troubling them.
  • Usefulness: Milos works hard to benefit his people and prove himself a valuable part of any community. It is important to him that everyone work together in order to better serve the greater good.
  • Krokar: The pack that took him and protected him despite the trouble he inadvertently brought with him, Milos is devoted to Krokar and has made great strides in the pack. This is his home and he will do anything to keep it strong and safe.

Fears

  • Enslavement: The loss of being in control of himself, his decisions, and his body was a significant trauma in Milos' life and he fears finding himself in that situation again.
  • Powerlessness: Whether bound, coerced, or otherwise limited, the idea of being powerless to stop something from happening, or to change the outcome of something defining, worries Milos.
  • Loss of family or friends: Particularly if he could have saved them, but was somehow powerless to.
  • Inability to protect loved ones: Doubly so if he is aware that harm is falling upon his loved ones an he can do nothing to keep them safe from it.

Biases

  • Packs:
Committed to Krokar.
Neutral toward Salsola.
  • Species: Weary of coyotes following her father's war with Inferni but has personally had no notable issues with them.
  • Species: Milos can sometimes be weary of dogs and high dog-content hybrids.
  • Color: Merle, particularly on short coats, reminds him unpleasantly of someone from his past.
  • Non-Luperci: Having been born into a non-Luperci pack, Milos respects and feels very at ease around them.
  • Gender: While he doesn't have a particularly strong bias, he prefers the company of females and submissive males.
  • Age: Milos enjoys being around pups for their innocence and the reprieve from reality they provide him.

Sexuality

  • Bisexual: Milos has had sexual encounters with both males and females, though he prefers the company of females over males.
  • Sensitive: A history of sexual abuse has left Milos shameful of his own desires. He often becomes flustered and uncomfortable during discussions about sex and can quickly become uneasy if he perceives someone viewing him as a sexual object.

Substances

  • Alcohol: Alcohol often made his former slave master significantly more violent when he was intoxicated and, occasionally, used to keep Milos compliant during episodes of abuse. As a result, Milos avoids alcohol quite vehemently.
  • Marijuana: Another drug used by Ulick, Milos has less of a bias against marijuana but still tends to avoid it since it reminds him too much of his former slave master.
  • Tobacco: Milos doesn't smoke it, but it reminds him of Krokar so he doesn't mind the smell of it.

Spirituality

As a pup, Milos was enthralled by the spiritual tales told by his father's pack. Now, as an adult, he has realized how many different forms of spirituality are believed by so many different canines. While he still enjoys the stories from his old pack, he believes them now to be little more than fables told to pups. As a result, he likes to tell them to younger audiences who may find them more exciting.

3.  Relationships

Main Family Relationships

  • Eliza Cormier: Starting out as a simple acquaintance, the pair shared a relevant moment together in the summer of 2015 that later defined their subsequent friendship. Slowly, he shared pieces of himself with Liz and was rewarded in like with pieces of her as well. Though she confessed her love for Storm Cormier and bore his child, Milos recognized his love for her and in January 2016, after Liz broke off her relationship with Storm, the pair confessed their love for one another. They officially became mates in early February of 2016 and have had three litters (one of which, tragically, resulted in stillbirths) together, totaling five children.
  • Willow Cormier: Eliza's daughter through Storm Cormier. When he and Eliza became mates early in the year of 2016, Milos also adopted Willow as his daughter. Though she is not of his blood, Milos adores Willow and treats her no differently than he would his own brood.
  • Logan Cormier: Milos' firstborn son. Of all his children, Logan seems to have taken after him the most. He introduced Logan to the livestock of Krokar and helped teach him the ways of animal husbandry. Logan eventually achieved his Drover co-rank and Milos couldn't be prouder.
  • Bramble Parhelion: Milos' secondborn son. Much different from his brother, Bramble can sometimes be more difficult for Milos to effectively connect with, though he loves him unconditionally. After the trauma that Bramble endured from Ailie Morgan's disappearance in the summer of 2017, the young man has begun taking a lot of risks to generate adrenaline rushes. This is difficult for Milos to understand, though he remains caring and supportive.
  • Percival Parhelion: New babuboy!
  • Daisy Parhelion: Milos' first daughter! <3
  • Cora Cormier: Milos' second daughter!

Family Tree: Parhelion

Adopted: Willow Cormier
  • Mother: Moongate
Adoptive: Slađana
  • Father: Sybin
  • Siblings:
Littermates: Ayrin
Adopted: Chaska Parhelion, Chousensha Parhelion, Walker Dupree, & Sorcha Logan
  • Half-Siblings: Nishan & Sela
  • Extended Family:
Aunts & Uncles: Kantou

Italics indicates an unknown relationship; they may be offboard or the relation is merely uncertain.
* indicates character does not know this person by name.

Family Relationships

  • Walker Dupree: Walker arrived in Krokar following the resolution of the Austringer Hostility, causing Milos to initially feel uncertain about the wolfdog. However, their shared interest in horses and the man's oddly familiar antics melted any reservations that Milos had. In the winter of 2016, it was revealed that Walker was, in fact, an adopted brother of his from the Estate, then named Kodiak. Due to a gene that lightened Walker's pelt, and many years of being apart, Milos hadn't recognized him. The revelation of Walker's identity initially caused a great deal of confusion and guilt, but time and forgiveness has brought them together again. Milos champions Walker's strengths and encourages him to live in the present, rather than the past.

3.1  General Relations

Current Relationships

Positive

  • Ascher Stormbringer: Milos first met Ascher in 2014, not long after his arrival in Krokar. It was Ascher who introduced him to Aspen, his mate at the time, which ultimately launched the livestock trade agreement Krokar had with Vinátta up until its disbandment in 2016. They have remained friends throughout the difficulties both have suffered in their lives.
  • Storm Cormier: The quiet, water-loving wolf who taught Milos how to ice skate in the winter of 2015. The pair share a number of similarities and Milos feels deeply for Storm. Their relationship hit a kind when Eliza left him for Milos, but has since improved over the months and years since their marriage.
  • Taseko: Taseko has been instrumental in teaching Milos both how to fish and how to care for the caribou, an animal that he had never before encountered in his life before Krokar. The two share a friendship with many long, comfortable silences and mindful calm.
  • Hazel: In contrast to his relationship with Taseko, his friendship with Hazel is filled with friendly banter and playful competition, but this only seems to strengthen the trust and respect they have for one another.

Neutral

Negative

Past Relationships

Acquaintences

3.2  Skills

Animal Husbandry

By and large, Milos is fairly skilled with most livestock but shows a particular proficiency with goats and sheep. As a slave, his primary duty in the plantation was caring for and cleaning after the animals kept by his slave master. This was one job, however, that the wolfdog didn't much mind.

  • Training
    • Goats and Sheep (Journeyman)
    • Horses (Apprentice)
  • Milking
    • Goats and Sheep (Master)
    • Caribou (Apprentice)
  • Shearing
    • Sheep (Master)
    • Llamas (Apprentice)

Leather Crafting

One of the first things he learned after his first shift was how to tan leather, the end product being immensely useful for various reasons around the plantation. Milos has continued to practice and refine this skill and can often be seen tanning the hide of various creatures after a kill. In addition to tanning leather, Milos occasionally was made to work the finished hide for final uses. He can only do a few easy things, such as make straps and rudimentary bags, but has begun to learn more complex patterns, most notably dagger sheaths which he learned from Tyris Kurosoul.

  • Tanning (Master)
  • Leatherworking (Journeyman)

Textile Arts

Milos has studied under Sorcha's watchful eye diligently, learning all that she knows about tailoring. Through much trial and error, he has become proficient in the trade and and make several garments without much hassle. He was started to seek out other known tailors in the area, however, in order to expand on his knowledge and improve his technique. In addition to learning about tailoring, Sorcha has also taught Milos everything she can about handspinning wool. Repetitive and mundane, he has been able to maintain his knowledge of this skill but strives for improvement.

  • Handspinning (Journeyman)
  • Weaving (Journeyman)
  • Tailoring (Journeyman)

Hunting, Fishing, and Gathering

When Milos escaped from slavery, his hunting abilities were severely lacking. He survived with help from Sorcha Logan, and gained valuable knowledge from her during their time together. During his time in Krokar, Milos has learned and maintained the skill of fishing and spear hunting, a method that he learned under the tutelage of Iroquois starting in November of 2014. While he isn't nearly as successful as he would like, he has come a long way from when he first started using his spear and prefers this method above all others.

  • Spear hunting (Journeyman)
  • Fishing (Journeyman)
  • Foraging (Apprentice)
  • Trapping (Dabbler)

3.3  Weaknesses

  • Scars: Probably one of the greatest weaknesses Milos has and resulting in most of his other shortcomings. Because of his violent past, he has a number of thick and ugly scars riddling his back. The thought of others discovering his scars leaves Milos nearly crippled with anxiety and shame, thus he always covers up by wearing clothing and uses avoidance tactic if pressed for answers.
  • Touch: Milos has a strong aversion to touch and close physical proximity. Though he does a relative good job at concealing his emotions from outwardly surfacing, he will feel very uncomfortable, uneasy, and anxious the longer someone touches him. In order to avoid questions, he will often suffer through his feelings rather than pull away.
  • Water: While he isn't necessarily hydrophobic, Milos greatly dislikes being wet and thus tends to avoid water and all of its associated activities, including by not limited to fishing, swimming, and canoeing. He is working on getting better at this.
  • Combat: Though he's had lessons from both Iroquois and Ciara, Milos is not skilled in combat. He is a scrappy fighter and would likely only win a fight out of sheer luck rather than calculated strategy.
  • Illiterate: Having grown up in an environment that neither taught nor encouraged reading and writing, Milos never learned either skill. He may avoid letting on that he is unable to do either and he doesn't have much interest in learning.

4.  Inventory

4.1  Items

Materials

  • Various pelts
  • Tanned leather
  • Fabric/textiles
  • Handspun yarn
  • Warp-weighted loom

Miscellaneous

  • Fish
  • Goat milk
  • Goat cheese

4.2  Trade

  • Offering: Pelts, leather, goat cheese, fabric, tailored clothing, fish.
  • Accepting: raw materials (untanned hide & fur, wool, textiles).

5.  History

See Milos' History and Thread Archive Page.

 

1 Wolf subspecies: 50% Mackenzie Valley Wolf, 25% Eastern Timber Wolf, 12.5% Great Plains Wolf

2 Dog breeds: 12.5% sled dog types

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