Moonwatcher

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Miscellaneous
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family: Unknown
    2.   3.2  Relations
  4.   4.  Skills and Inventory
    1.   4.1  Abilities
    2.   4.2  Inventory
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Achievements

Moonwatcher is a wandering herbalist originally from Quebec. She was mentored by her aunt, Riversong, in the ways of a shaman of their pack, with Moon taking a special interest in the spiritual aspect of the practice. However, tragedy soon struck the small group as outsiders looked to command the part of the riverbank within the territory, and in the ensuing conflict, Riversong was killed.

Unable to cope with her aunt's death and fully take over the duties of shaman, Moonwatcher packed her things and set off in search of a way to start over in a new life.


Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

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  • Date of Birth: 23 Sep 2015
  • Gender: Female
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: Areas, Packs
  • Mate: None
  • Pack: Packs (DD MON YYYY)
  • Rank: Rank (DD MON YYYY)
  • cNPC: None
  • yNPC: None

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1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Fully wolf in looks.
  • Fur: A thick, fluffy coat in winter and a shorter one in summer.
    • Optime Hair: Naturally wavy, cutting off around her shoulder blades. Some shorter "bangs" of hair gather around her forehead as well.
  • Facial Features: Very wolf-like.
  • Build and Size: Graceful and feminine. Moon carries herself neither dominant nor submissive.
    • Lupus: Like a standard wolf, her most feral form shows almost no resemblance to her mixed blood.
    • Secui: Moon's halfling form has a longer, almost hair-like mane that grows from the crown of her head to her withers. She also gains some feathering around her flank, ankles, and wrists. Her forepaws look bearish compared to a pure, non-Luperci wolf.
    • Optime: Tall and muscular, but lean underneath her double coat.
  • Humanization: Medium-low. She rejects the more humanized aspects of living, and is perfectly content wearing no or very little clothing. However, she still uses tools and weapons.

Coloration

  • Fur:
    • Jambalaya
    • Potters Clay
    • Brown Tumbleweed
  • Markings:
    • Gold Sand
    • Cafe Royale
    • Bronzetone
  • Eyes: Mountain Meadow
    • Blumine rings around both eyes
  • Optime Hair: Bronzetone
    • Nose and Paw Pads: Cod Gray

Palette

Gold Sand (#E6C193)
Potters Clay (#89663B)
Jambalaya (#5B3910)
Cafe Royale (#643B09)
Bronzetone (#482E0E)
Brown Tumbleweed (#31200B)
Cod Gray (#151414)
Blumine (#1B5079)
Mountain Meadow (#1A995E)

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1.2  Miscellaneous

Modifications

  • Scars:
    • two minor scratches on her forearm (hidden)
    • Bite mark on her right shoulder (hidden)
  • Piercings:
    • None
  • Tattoos: None

Adornments

Moonwatcher usually wears some article of clothing, although it's not uncommon to see her without. Most of her jewelry is reserved for special rituals and ceremonies. She always has wrapping around her chest underneath her clothes.

Jewelry and Accessories

  • Cloth sash
  • Leather knife sheath
  • Leather necklace with carved moon pendant
  • Beaded necklace (special occasions)

Clothing

  • Hand-crafted buckskin dress
  • Tattered pelt leggings
  • Blue-dyed robe (special occasions)

Forms


86 lbs (39 kg)
32 in (81.28 cm)

Lupus

Moon uses this form when traveling long distances.


154 lbs (69.85 kg)
35.5 in (90.17 cm)

Secui (Preferred)

Moonwatcher uses this form often for hunting and travel.


253 lbs (114.76 kg)
6ft 7in (79 in / 200.66 cm)

Optime (Preferred)

Uses this form often as well, for her work, hunting, meditating, and collecting plants.

Interaction

  • Speech: Moderately smooth, with a slight English lilt. She has a tendency to stutter and rephrase her words when speaking to others.
  • Scent: Herbs, mint, wood, freshwater, pine trees, ginger.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: She talks and hums to herself when busy or thinking, folds her right hand behind her back as a sign of respect, picks at her nails and moves her hands often when speaking.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Stands relaxed and still, but slightly hunched.

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2.  Personality

Barefoot Sage, Nature Lover, Friend to All Children, The Medic, Martial Pacifist, Only Known by Her Nickname, Nice Girl, Dissonant Serenity, Zen Survivor, Meaningful Rename

Moonwatcher is a calm and collected individual, seemingly walking through anything life can throw at her with a smile on her face. She's most happy either tending to her herbs, meditating, or taking a stroll through the forest. She follows the path of pacifism, although she is not afraid to defend anyone in trouble without a second thought. Her quite visible weakness is young children; she will gladly give her life to save a pup, even if its not hers. She has been led to believe that shamans have a special connection to the earth, and thus must follow the laws of nature. This doesn't stop her from helping anyone who needs it, however. Although not one to be vain or arrogant, Moonwatcher does take pride in her shamanic abilities.

Despite her outward serenity, she has social anxiety, which is why she mainly secludes herself away and spends most of her time alone. She also has a hard time trusting others with personal information.

One mustn't mistake her compassionate nature for naivete, though, as Moonwatcher has been through a lot during her life and when someone crosses a moral line with her, they have earned a deadly, unwavering enemy. She does not let go of old grudges easily, even after several yeas have passed, perhaps thanks to her long memory. If Moon and one of her enemies ever cross paths a second time, her anger would spring forth as fresh as the first time they clashed.

The name Moonwatcher is not actually her name, although her original one is lost to the ages. It was given to her by her birth pack's previous shaman, Riversong.

2.1  Ideals

Traits

  • Good: Serene, compassionate, scholarly, helpful, relaxing, observant
  • Bad: Holds grudges, secretive, socially anxious, independent.
  • Outlook: Partly optimistic and partly realistic, she tries to see the best in every situation.
  • Sociability: Extremely introverted, Moonwatcher doesn't like large crowds.
  • Expression: Naturally submissive, but occasionally dominant.
  • Alignment': True Neutral

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

  • Quite knowledgeable in healing and herbal remedies.
  • Pushes learning and bettering of one's skills over everything else.
  • Favors the scholars of the world and hopes to teach the younger and less-knowledgeable.

Motivations

  • becoming one with the earth and spirits
  • helping as many people as possible

Fears

  • Helplessness: Moonwatcher hates feeling like there's nothing she can do about a situation, and thus goes out of her way to make sure she can be of at least some use.
  • Social Situations: A fear she has had since childhood, Moonwatcher is extremely anxious in social situations, causing her to seclude herself from others.
  • Losing Salvation: Moonwatcher believes the way to become one is through a good heart, faith, and good morals, so if she is forced to step outside of those boundaries she becomes almost unhealthily remorseful.

Biases

  • Packs: None.
  • Species: Thinks dogs are lesser than "wild" species like wolves and coyotes.
  • Non-Luperci: Tends to pity their situation and thinks of them as inherently less civilized than Luperci, but wouldn't actively turn one and would offer help to one nonetheless.
  • Gender: Moonwatcher has a bias for females, as she believes males are violence-prone and lustful.
  • Color: Thinks black and dark-colored canines are inherently more evil that lighter canines, but she is working past this bias.
  • Sexuality: Dislikes overtly promiscuous and open individuals and discussions about intimacy.
  • Age: Has a great love for children, and an innate respect for elders.

Sexuality

  • Asexual demiromantic: As a part of her birth pack's traditions with shamans and their apprentices, Moonwatcher took a vow of celibacy as part of her oath as herbalist. This fact has never bothered her, as even beforehand she never quite seemed to quite "get" all the talk of crushes and relationships. It would take her a long time with someone before even viewing a relationship as a possibility.

Interests

  • Likes: Meditation, helping others, tending to herbs, studying books, children
  • Dislikes: Sex, murderers, unnecessary violence, criminals
    • Anything that blocks or hinders her connection to the earth

Substances

She has no problem with drinking light wine, although she believes other substances cloud the mind and senses, blocking her connection to the earth.

Spirituality

Moonwatcher follows a blended religion, consisting of elements from Bhuddism, spiritualism, and Native American religions. As an apprentice and shaman, Moon was taught the cycle of life, death, and rebirth, as well as the nature of spirits and their necessity to healing. In this continuous cycle, she meditates three times a day in Optime form in order to further her connection with both the natural world and spiritual one.

Personally, Moon has a firm belief in the nature of fate, being a healer, although she has difficulty believing death to be a necessary force to abide by. She also believes that

3.  Relationships

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3.1  Family: Unknown

  • Mother: Rosethorn
  • Father: Talonrock
  • Siblings: Shade, Robin, and Frost
  • Half-Siblings: None
  • Children: None
  • Cousins: Thrush and Crane
  • Aunt: Riversong

3.2  Relations

Key Relations

  • Riversong: The shaman that taught Moon everything she knows and gave her her new name, Moonwatcher owes everything to River. The two were very close, and Moon was devastated when the old wolf passed on. She continues to honor her legacy by keeping to the path of the shaman and hopefully pass her own knowledge on to the next generation.
  • Frost: Out of all her siblings, Moonwatcher has the best relationship with her sister Frost, and hopes to reunite with her someday.

Positive Relations

  • Rosethorn and Talonrock: Moonwatcher had a good relationship with her parents.
  • Shade: Moonwatcher initially had a strained relationship with her eldest brother because of her bias against dark-coated wolves, but she has since moved past her original thoughts.

Neutral / Negative

  • Stormfang: The large grey male made an enemy of her and her birth pack when he tried to take their claim to the riverside, one of the pack's most vital resources. Although Moonwatcher's pack came out victorious, it wasn't without loss, and Moonwatcher has since blamed the male for her death of Riversong.

Minor Relations

  • Sex: None
  • Friendly: Thistlerunner
  • Enemies: Stormfang's followers
  • Murders: None

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities

Apprentice<Dabbler<Journeyman<Expert<Master

Shaman Duties

  • Education and Learning: Moonwatcher learned everything about being a shaman from her aunt Riversong and some trial and error.
  • Rituals (Experienced): Moonwatcher is knowledgeable and somewhat experienced with various rituals that aide in her skills.
  • Bone Casting (Journeyman): The most familiar form of divination for her, Moonwatcher is attuned to the nature and spirit of her bones and their readings.
  • Herb Knowledge (Apprentice): Moonwatcher can recognize different useful herbs and their purposes, but cannot cultivate them.
  • Healing (Apprentice): Moonwatcher knows some forms of healing, although her focus is more towards the spiritual side rather than physical.
  • Physical Strength: As Moonwatcher has dedicated her life to shamanic arts, she has little time or interest in training to fight. As such, she can easily be overpowered by a more skilled canine.

Domestic

  • Education and Learning: Moonwatcher learned domestic tasks from her mother, Rosethorn.
  • Reading and Writing (Master): Moon can read and write quite well, although she must use larger utensils for writing due to her hands.
  • Cooking (Dabbler): Moonwatcher can also cook when needed.
  • Dexterity: Since Moon is a large wolf, the finer points of domestic tasks elude her.

Hunting

  • Education and Learning: Most of what Moonwatcher knows about hunting are either instinct or learned on her own wandering the forests of Southeastern Canada.
  • Tracking (Dabbler): Moonwatcher is a natural tracker, although she prefers to use this skill to avoid company instead of following others.
  • Staff Wielding (Apprentice): Moonwatcher has limited experience using her staff as a weapon, but she can still defend herself
  • Tooth and Claw (Experienced): Moonwatcher has since learned the value of fighting both hand-to-hand and in her feral forms.
  • Tanning (Apprentice): Moonwatcher can skin and use the pelts of prey to an extent.
  • Pacifism: Moonwatcher was taught to not use fighting unless with her prey or in self-defense, so she does not practice these skills as much as her others.

4.2  Inventory

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5.  History

5.1  Achievements

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Moonwatcher was born to a small pack in Quebec, alongside three other siblings. Moon displayed an innate sense of spirituality from the moment she first opened her eyes. She often wondered about the natural order and inner workings of the world as her aunt began teaching her their religion. The young brown pup soaked up the knowledge like a sponge, and soon she shifted for the first time. Riversong also began teaching her the ways of a shaman, as Moonwatcher was given the name she uses to this day.

However, all was not well in that pack by the riverbed. Another pack, led by a large grey male named Stormfang, sought to take their claim to the riverside, the pack's only source of freshwater. They launched an attack and Moonwatcher helped the warriors who were injured during the attack, as Stormfang and his pack members were forced to retreat. Riversong, however, was badly wounded from trying to help a fallen pack member in the midst of a battle. Despite Moonwatcher's best efforts, the old shaman died from her wounds a few days later.

Stricken with grief at the loss of her mentor, Moonwatcher sought to remember River's memory and took on the role of the pack's shaman. Even then, her life felt empty, and she no longer felt the same spark of life she had when Riversong was with them, even when she took on an apprentice of her own named Thislerunner. Although she waited until the youth was able, she then left her birth pack in hopes of finding some spiritual guidance and inner peace.

Timeline

2009

  • DD Mon: your character was born hooray!

2010

  • DD Mon: they turned a year old hooray!

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