NPC Characters of Katie

CURRENTLY WIP, EXCUSE MY MESS

Using NPCs in Threads If your character is in the same pack as my characters (and therefore their NPCs), feel free to reference these characters as being seen around the packlands, etc. in your posts. If you'd like actual interaction with these characters, that's cool, but please let me know what you're doing with them via PM. Special notes are added about each of the characters here, as well -- please pay attention to them, and make sure you are adhering to that character's temperament, etc.

List of NPCs

  • Lila and Orvar
    • Aodhan
    • Oriana
    • Liadan
    • Rum Tum
    • Moo-stoffelees and Moo-ngojerrie
    • Chickens
    • Alva
    • Maya
    • Asmund
  • Charlie
    • Altivo
    • Elita
    • Tank
    • Rose
    • Penny
    • Maggie
    • Dorothy
  • Melia
    • certain sheep
    • certain sheep
    • certain sheep

Callum's Companions

Milité

Milité

Species Horse, specifically Shire
Date of Birth 05 May 2008
Gender Male

Name

Pronunciation

Mi-li-tay

Nickname

Mil, Arse-face

Meaning

Military

Origin

French

Origin

Milité originally belonged to Tony Marino, bought in Freetown sometime before Callum's birth. When Callum was a year old, Tony gave him the cantankerous stallion and all the problems that went with him. Callum has gone great lengths with Mil, riding him into battle as well as over a great deal of 'Souls territory. He's carried his children and recently grandchildren atop his back.

Description

Mil is a dark bay with four white socks and a blaze. Resembles a Shire in build and stands 18hh (72in, 182.8cm) at the withers.

About

Can carry heavy loads; trained to ride but has a poor attitude toward most Luperci. He does not pull carts. Mil tends to be a bit of an ass most of the time, but is slowly becoming more docile. He usually refrains from biting Callum now, and a wary stable hand can avoid injury as well.

Residence

Callum keeps Mil in stall #6 in Stable 1 of Casa di Cavalieri

Eowyn FKA Baby

Eowyn

Species Horse, American Cream x Gypsy Vanner
Date of Birth 01 August 2013
Gender Female

Name

Pronunciation

AY-ə-win

Nickname

Baby, Wyn

Meaning

Horse joy

Origin

English

Origin

Before Callum acquired her, Eowyn belonged to Asgeir Exultare. Asgeir bred Sunny and Speck while living in Sangi'lak and the resultant filly was Eowyn. As he returned to Souls in early January of 2014, Asgeir was jumped by several members of a rogue pack who wished to steal his horses and his belongings. He escaped with his life, and the horses ran away, Eowyn sticking close to her mother and father. Asgeir went back to where Sangi'lak was and found the pack disbanded, then moved to New Dawn.

Meanwhile, the band of horses, Sunny, Speck, their baby, and the other Vanner Asgeir had acquired on his trip home, had made their way southeast, coming near Casa di Cavalieri. Callum determined that he was going to catch them, and made shift to do so, though not without some difficulty from one of the thieves, a coy-jackal named Kalidas Tam. Baby was only known as Baby because it was a Nomad belief that a companion animal would make their name known when they were ready, and so Asgeir had refrained from naming the filly, so the only name she's known is Eowyn.

Description

Eowyn is a gorgeous mix of both her parents. Her father's bay tobiano sabino and her mother's champagne have blended to make her coloring amber champagne tobiano sabino. Her markings are as extensive as Aodhán's, but in different locations. Her sire's are mostly on his flanks and back, while hers are along her belly and sides. Like his, Eowyn's mane and tail are dark, but shot through with white where the markings cause a difference in the pigmentation. Her eyes are gold, a vast difference between her mother's green and father's deep brown, but it comes from the champagne coloring just as Oriana's does. She has feathers, but not as thick as Aodhán's. Has a single light brown owl feather tied into her mane. Will stand 16hh.

About

Sweet and loving, smart.

Residence

Oriana is kept in stall #18 in Stable 3 in Casa di Cavalieri. NOTE: As of May 2019, Callum has given Eowyn to his daughter, Aldora Knight for use after the death of her mare, Cinzia.

Gadget

Gadget

Species Cat, Maine Coon-type
Date of Birth 15 Apr 2018
Gender Female

Name

Pronunciation

Gad-jet

Nickname

None

Meaning

A small mechanical device

Origin

French

Origin

Gadget and Gizmo were born to Honrin's cat Jissop and any number of unknown male cats in Casa di Cavalieri and surrounding regions. After Veyra died, Callum was lost inside himself for some time. By coincidence, Jissop had her kittens around the same time as Veyra's passing, and one day Honrin came to visit Cal and dropped two fuzzy, purring little bundles in his lap.

Description

Fluffy and long-furred, Gadget's fur is orange-brown on top fading to creamy white along her belly, with a dark tip on her tail, and her eyes are a striking blue. Fully grown, she will weigh between 10 and 15 pounds. Modeled on Smoothie the Cat, from Instagram.

About

The calmer of the two kitties, Gadget will gladly be carried all around the Fort or perch on a shoulder, and spends a great deal of time sitting in whatever lap is available and strikes her fancy. A reasonably good mouser, she does require some care in the form of cutting mats out from her fur. Callum believes she understands more High Speech than she lets on, and thus far she has remained quiet, at least in the presence of her Luperci companions.

Residence

Gadget and Gizmo stay primarily in Callum's house with him, Aldora, Quinn, Kira, Atrea, and Abilene

Gizmo

Gizmo

Species Cat, Maine Coon-type
Date of Birth 15 Apr 2018
Gender Male

Name

Pronunciation

Giz-mo

Nickname

Gizzy

Meaning

A small mechanical device, esp. where the name is not known

Origin

English

Origin

Gadget and Gizmo were born to Honrin's cat Jissop and any number of unknown male cats in Casa di Cavalieri and surrounding regions. After Veyra died, Callum was lost inside himself for some time. By coincidence, Jissop had her kittens around the same time as Veyra's passing, and one day Honrin came to visit Cal and dropped two fuzzy, purring little bundles in his lap.

Description

Gizmo is by far the sturdier of the siblings. Even at a year old, he apparently has some growing to do; fully grown he will be a force to contend with at a muscular 20 pounds. His fur is somewhat shorter than his sister's and is silver and black with a classic tabby pattern, running to a lighter grey on his belly and face.

About

Gizzy is not the most sociable of cats but he's not altogether stand-offish either. He will approach and be adored, and then he's satisfied to go hunting (or sleeping) for hours on end. He would prefer not to be picked up. Cal thinks he runs toward the "dumb brute" trope: he doesn't appear to understand more than two or three words of High Speech and largely seems to ignore any speech directed at him.

Residence

Gadget and Gizmo stay primarily in Callum's house with him, Aldora, Quinn, Kira, Atrea, and Abilene

Lila's (and Orvar's) NPCs

Aodhán FKA Speck

Aodhán

Species Horse, specifically Gypsy Vanner
Date of Birth 06 June 2000
Gender Male

Name

Pronunciation

ay-DAWN

Nickname

N/A, just calls him by his name

Meaning

Born of Fire

Origin

Irish

Origin

Before Callum acquired him, Speck was one of the two horses that first belonged to Asgeir Exultare. Asgeir acquired him and Sunny from a pack in southwestern United States and taught them to draw a wagon. Both horses lived in Sangi'lak with him, and when he left to go find the Nomad Collective, it was Speck and Sunny who drew his cart. As he returned to Souls in early January of 2014, he was jumped by several members of a rogue pack who wished to steal his horses and his belongings. He escaped with his life, and the horses ran away. Asgeir went back to where Sangi'lak was and found the pack disbanded, then moved to New Dawn.

Meanwhile, the band of horses, Sunny, Speck, their baby, and the other Vanner Asgeir had acquired on his trip home had made their way southeast, coming near Casa di Cavalieri. Callum determined that he was going to catch them, and made shift to do so, though not without some difficulty from one of the thieves, a coy-jackal named Kalidas Tam. Since he had no idea what their original names were, he re-named Speck, Aodhán, because of his blood-bay base coat. When Vinatta disbanded, he allowed Lila and Orvar to take Aodhan, Oriana, and Liadan, the former two to pull Orvar's cart of beehives and Liadan as a mount for Lila.

Description

Aodhán is a dark cherry bay sabino tobiano in coloration, with heavy feathering on his lower legs. His white patches cover his back from withers to tail with a few small spots scattered where there is no white. The white crosses under his belly just in front of his legs. Has two light brown owl feathers tied into his mane, which is primarily dark except for toward the base of his neck where white is intermixed; his tail is the same, mostly dark with white hairs mixed in, especially on the top. Stands 16hh (64in, 162.6cm) at the shoulders.

About

Aodhán has a calm demeanor for a stallion, and is nearly always willing to work. He enjoys treats when they're available, but will work hard for a simple pat on the shoulder. Oriana is his best buddy, and he's pretty fond of their foal, too.

Residence

At the moment, Aodhán is with Lila and Orvar, abroad.

Oriana FKA Sunny

Oriana

Species Horse, specifically American Cream Draft
Date of Birth 08 August 2000
Gender Female

Name

Pronunciation

o-RYAH-nah

Nickname

Ori

Meaning

Gold

Origin

Italian

Origin

Before Callum acquired her, Sunny was one of the two horses that first belonged to Asgeir Exultare. Asgeir acquired her and Speck from a pack in southwestern United States and taught them to draw a wagon. Both horses lived in Sangi'lak with him, and when he left to go find the Nomad Collective, it was Speck and Sunny who drew his cart. As he returned to Souls in early January of 2014, Asgeir was jumped by several members of a rogue pack who wished to steal his horses and his belongings. He escaped with his life, and the horses ran away. Asgeir went back to where Sangi'lak was and found the pack disbanded, then moved to New Dawn.

Meanwhile, the band of horses, Sunny, Speck, their baby, and the other Vanner Asgeir had acquired on his trip home, had made their way southeast, coming near Casa di Cavalieri. Callum determined that he was going to catch them, and made shift to do so, though not without some difficulty from one of the thieves, a coy-jackal named Kalidas Tam. Since he had no idea what their original names were, he re-named Sunny, Oriana, because of her creamy golden coat. When Vinatta disbanded, he allowed Lila and Orvar to take Aodhán, Oriana, and Liadan, the former two to pull Orvar's cart of beehives and Liadan as a mount for Lila.

Description

Gold champagne in color with shaggy fetlocks (but not feathering). Has two dark brown owl feathers tied into her mane. Stands 16hh.

About

Willing, sweet, but slightly testy to other animals since the birth of her filly.

Residence

At the moment, Oriana is with Lila and Orvar, abroad.

Líadan

Líadan

Species Horse, specifically Gypsy Vanner
Date of Birth 24 July 2005
Gender Female

Name

Pronunciation

LEE-din

Nickname

Lee

Meaning

Grey Lady

Origin

Irish

Origin

Before Callum acquired her, Sunny was one of the two horses that first belonged to Asgeir Exultare. Asgeir acquired her and Speck from a pack in southwestern United States and taught them to draw a wagon. Both horses lived in Sangi'lak with him, and when he left to go find the Nomad Collective, it was Speck and Sunny who drew his cart. As he returned to Souls in early January of 2014, Asgeir met a dying loner who more or less gave him his mare in the hopes she would have a better outcome than he. Later he was jumped by several members of a rogue pack who wished to steal his horses and his belongings. He escaped with his life, and the horses ran away. Asgeir went back to where Sangi'lak was and found the pack disbanded, then moved to New Dawn.

Meanwhile, the band of horses, Sunny, Speck, their baby, and the other Vanner Asgeir had acquired on his trip home, had made their way southeast, coming near Casa di Cavalieri. Callum determined that he was going to catch them, and made shift to do so, though not without some difficulty from one of the thieves, a coy-jackal named Kalidas Tam. Since he had no idea what their original names were, he re-named the grey and white mare Líadan for the shade of her coat.

Description

Líadan is a grullo sabino tobiano mare, genotypically Ee aa Tt Sbsb Splspl. She stands 15.2hh at the shoulder, and is a hefty mare with beautiful long white feathers. White patches streak up and over both hips and a portion of her barrel, and all four legs are white at least to the knee/hock if not further.

About

Callum knew little about Líadan and did not have much time to work with her before he moved to New Dawn, but her previous owner had trained her well. She's willing under saddle or bareback, and quiet enough that Lila can even ride sitting backwards. She may not be the fastest horse but a gentler steed you'd be hard pressed to find.

Residence

At the moment, Líadan is with Lila and Orvar, abroad.

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