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Salvia

Marlowe

Linden

Siv

Leaf

Using and Referencing NPCs

  1. 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. I'm really easy-going with this; just make sure your references make sense and are "usual" interactions. It's fine to say your character wandered past the Great Village and saw Myri's horses in the corral. It's not fine to say your character saw one of her horses down in Halifax, just wandering.
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Salvia Eternity

Abendrot

Basics

Name

  • Pronunciation: ah-bend-ROOT
  • Etymology: afterglow, German

Residence

Description

  • Size: Very large; 66lbs (30kg), 28 inches at the shoulder.
  • Build: Powerful, sleek, undoubtedly not a "wild" animal given his level of care.
  • Features: Massive snowshoe paws, very intellegent eyes.
  • Coloration:
    • Desert (#AE6020) with darker Mule Fawn (#8C472F) accents. His spots and stripes are largely Dune (#383533). Westar (#DCD9D2) is his lightest color, found at his underside, paws, and facial markings. His eyes are a bright and intellegent Casablanca (#F8B853).
    • During winter his fur looses its trademark reddish sheen. During these months his pelt becomes primarily Zorba (#A59B91) with darker Dove Gray (#727272) accents.
  • Gear:
    • n/a
Abendrot

Personality

  • He is crepuscular and spends his days sleeping in Salvia's home; one can most commonly see him at dawn or dusk.
  • Though a spitfire when he was a kitten, Abendrot has matured well under Salvia's protection. He is not very talkative and knows only a few words in of High Speech--he is more familiar with German, and will favor this language when he does speak.
  • Abendrot loves to fight and push himself, and will hunt animals larger than himself.

Skills & Abilities

  • An excellent hunter who favors hares and rabbits.
  • Non-Salsolan members are wise to avoid Abendrot; he has trained with Salvia and is familiar with lupus-based canine combat. He will attack young or weak Luperci with the intent to kill.

Likes & Dislikes

  • Abendrot loves Salvia, and is highly defensive of her and her family.
  • Likes other cats but can be a bully.
  • Dislikes large birds of prey.

History

  • Pandemic D'Angelo purchased the kitten during his first trip to Freetown and gifted him to Salvia
  • As a kitten, Abendrot socialized some with Itzcitla, though as he grew older he became less tolerant of the elder cat's presence.
  • Abendrot began acting as a messenger for Salvia as well as hunting partner.
  • Wanting to further her fighting skills, Salvia began training with Abendrot when her brother left for Freetown. This benefited the cat as well, and spurred his desire to one day kill a wolf.

Nacht

Basics

Name

  • Pronunciation: Nau-CH-t
  • Etymology: night, German

Residence

Description

  • Size: 17 hands ( 5.6 ft / 1.7 m ) high.
  • Build: He is obviously well cared for and perhaps even a little heavy with a strong, large head and chest.
  • Features: Slight feathering along each leg, long and thick mane and tail.
  • Coloration:
    • Nacht is entirely Cod Gray (#0B0B0B) all over.
    • His mane and tail bleach to Heath (#541012) along the ends in summer, even to the point of Cedar Wood Finish (#711A00) in their extremes.
    • His eyes are a dark Eternity (#1D120C).
  • Gear:
    • Western-Style saddle, extremely well-cared for.
    • A leather hackamore, though there is an extra section above the bosal where leather has been tooled to resemble spread wings.

Personality

Unshakable, calm, and well-disciplined. Nacht is a remarkably easy-going horse though highly aware of his rider; Salvia trained him extensively without the use of a saddle and he is most responsive to her commands. He is capable of performing under another rider, but likely to slack off and even become a little stubborn.

Skills & Abilities

  • Nacht is an excellent long-distance mount, as his gait is ambling.
  • He can be extremely fast over shorter distances, but is strongest when his endurance is put to the test.
  • Salvia has practiced light calvary tactics with Nacht, though he lacks the speed to perform these tasks to her standards.

Likes & Dislikes

  • Apples are his favorite thing ever, and he will try and take them if he can.

History

  • Larkspur realized his mount was pregnant not long after he stole her, leading him to quickly learn as much about horses as he could.
  • Nacht was born in the summer of 2011.
  • With assistance from Larkspur, Salvia began learning how to train the young colt.

Tiger

Basics

Name

Residence

Description

  • Size: 15.2 hands ( 5.1 ft / 1.5 m ) high.
  • Build: Compact and sturdy.
  • Features: Small hooves, long legs, exceptionally thick mane and tail.
  • Coloration:
    • Tiger's base coat is Mako (#444954) dappled with lighter grays as pale as Silver Sand (#BFC1C2).
    • Shark (#25272C) forms stockings on all of his legs and at his nose.
    • Alto (#DBDBDB) can be found in his blaze, and as socks on all of his legs save the front right. This is also true for his hooves, which are all Donkey Brown (#A69279) save for one Woodsmoke (#0C0D0F).
    • His mane and tail are mixtures of Quill Gray (#D6D6D1), Bison Hide (#C1B7A4), and Shark (#25272C).
    • His eyes are a dark Eternity (#1D120C).
  • Gear:
    • Western-Style saddle, black leather.
    • A matching black leather hackamore.

Personality

Fearless and aggressive, Tiger is an excellent mount for combat purposes. He has been encouraged in this behavior by Salvia, and this has aided in his ferocity. Tiger is well trained, however, and has fair ground manners...though no one but Salvia has ever ridden him.

A social animal despite his temperament around Luperci, Tiger enjoys being around other horses. He will often try and get them to play, though this can sometimes become dangerous with other aggressive stallions.

Luperci are warned to steer clear of Tiger, who will bite and kick if unfamiliar canines approach.

Skills & Abilities

  • Tiger excels at travel, given his gait is ambling. He is capable of maintaining high speed over long distances.
  • Salvia has trained him for light calvary purposes.

Likes & Dislikes

  • Tiger really hates strangers; he will sound an "alarm" of sorts and engage in displays of hostility and eventually violence if the offending party does not retreat.
  • Perhaps owing to his hunting with Salvia, Tiger seems to enjoy chasing birds--especially water fowl.

History

  • Tiger is born in Salsola, as part of the initial breeding program. His parents are Black and Luna.
  • Sirius gives Tiger to Salvia as means to further convince her of his "love".
  • Nacht and Tiger are pulled from the communal barn to live next to Salvia's cabin, where she begins training him.

Xihuitl

Basics

Name

  • Pronunciation: xi-hui-(t)(l)
  • Etymology: comet, Nahuatl

Residence

Description

  • Size: Though he is of average size for his breed, Xihuitl is a small falcon. He stands at an even eighteen inches when stretched to his fullest, though often hunches and remains perched at a lower height. His wingspan extends to thirty-five inches.
  • Build: Small, light.
  • Features: Slightly brighter than average yellow accents.
  • Coloration:
    • His feathers are largely a slate-gray color, with accents of lighter browns all the way to largely-banded white. With dark eyes, Xihuitl's yellow markings are unusually bright--a shade or two lighter than the skin along his legs and talons.
  • Gear:
    • n/a

Personality

  • A very bright bird, and quick to learn.
  • Though cautious, he is very curious.

Skills & Abilities

  • Trained to hunt and scout

Likes & Dislikes

  • Idk bird stuff

History

  • Traded to Azucena Lykoi by Cody Rhiannon; Azucena began training the bird.
  • The falcon was turned over to Salvia as a joining gift from Azucena. She named the bird Xihuitl, a Nahuatl name meaning "comet", upon seeing his true speed.

Marlowe de le Poer

Machiavelli

Basics

  • DOB: -- April 2009
  • Gender: Stallion
  • Species: Horse
  • Breed: Mustang
  • Color: Tobiano

Name

  • Pronunciation: m AH - k y uh - v EH - l ee
  • Etymology: Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian
  • Nickname: Mach (pronounced Mack)

Residence

Description

  • Size: 17 hands ( 5.6 ft / 1.7 m ) high.
  • Build: Slightly large for a mustang, with long legs. His body looks somewhat like a barrel.
  • Features: Scars from previous abuse.
  • Coloration:
    • Primarily Jacko Bean, this color lightens to Russet around his belly and mouth.
    • He has larger accents of Cloud running up his legs--this color his echoed on his withers and as a star in the center of his face.
    • His mane and tail are largely Eternity, though they are layered with sections of Barley Corn throughout.
    • Machiavelli's hooves are all Judge Grey
  • Gear:
    • Western-Style saddle, obviously worn and sun-bleached. This features a somewhat higher than average cantle, to allow for mounted archery.
    • A leather hackamore.

Personality

Other horses were mean to him when he was younger, so Mach tends to avoid unknown ones. A horse that's extremely wary of Luperci, the mustang will run if approached. Used as a bronco, so he can be aggressive.

Skills & Abilities

  • High endurance, fast over short distances.
  • He knows his name and especially responds to Marlowe's voice.

Likes & Dislikes

  • NGL this horse loves the weed. :| GJ Marlowe.

History

  • Born to a horse herd in Northern Utah. Remained with this herd until he was chased away as a yearling.
  • Though he did run with a band of other bachelor stallions, this was never a certain thing. After two years, both the bachelor herd and the larger one they were following are rounded up by Scintilla coyotes.
  • Scintilla's breaking methods are brutal and efficient. The young stallion learns to take a saddle, but poorly. His aggressive nature makes him a prime candidate for a rodeo horse.
  • Marlowe becomes fond of the horse, and begins fishing for ways to own him. The coyotes who run the rodeo refuse his first offer.
  • Later, Marlowe tries again (after getting the men a little intoxicated) and is given a challenge--if he can stay on the horse, he can keep him.
  • Once won, Marlowe begins working intensively with the horse to correct his poor riding mannerisms.

Orobas

Basics

  • DOB: -- April 2009
  • Gender: Mare
  • Species: Horse
  • Breed: Svantevit
  • Color: Sorrel

Name

  • Pronunciation: Or-row-BAH-ss
  • Etymology: prince of hell, Latin
  • Nickname: Oro

Residence

  • unknown

Description

  • Size: 16.3 hands ( 5.5 ft / 1.7 m ) high.
  • Build: Elegant and sturdy, with an arching neck and rather pretty face.
  • Features: Extremely thick and wavy mane and tail, though these have been somewhat recently cut.
  • Coloration:
    • Dark chestnut
    • Lighter mane and tail
    • Front legs have stockings, face has star marking
  • Gear:
    • Western-Style saddle
    • Bridle with an actual bit, omg.

Personality

Eager to work, will challenge an inexperience rider, somewhat headshy.

Skills & Abilities

  • High endurance, sure footed.
  • Cart-trained

Likes & Dislikes

  • --

History

  • A purebred Svantevit horse, the filly was brought up in the pack with the intention of becoming one of their personal animals--her coloration was considered especially promising.
  • Following his banishment from the group, Campion returns to Svantevit eager to take some sort of revenge--he steals the horse, understanding her value.

Linden Aatte

Gunther

Basics

Name

  • Pronunciation: Guwn-ter
  • Etymology: war army, German

Residence

Description

  • Size: 18 hands (6 ft / 1.8 m ) high.
  • Build: Gunther is a prime example of the classic characteristics of a destrier.
  • Features: A long scar along his throat, caused by an arrow.
  • Coloration:
    • Primarily Copper, with Grain Brown found on his blaze, along his back and hindquarters. This same color forms socks on all feet save his front right, and splashes his belly.
    • His hooves are all Zeus.
    • His mane and tail are primarily Muddy Waters but highlighted with Double Splash White.
  • Gear:
    • Western-Style saddle, obviously worn and sun-bleached. This features a somewhat higher than average cantle, to allow for mounted archery.
    • A leather hackamore.

Personality

Aggressive and incredibly well-trained, Gunther excels as a war-horse. He has since been able to relax in this position some, though he will take to protecting "his" herd in the absence of another lead stallion.

Skills & Abilities

  • Large and powerful. He is also extremely fast and able to pivot remarkably well.
  • Reining and cutting come easily to Gunther, and though untested, he could act as a driving horse

Likes & Dislikes

  • Linden
  • Working

History

Siv Helsi

Hildr

Basics

Name

  • Pronunciation: Hill-dar
  • Etymology: battle, Old Norse

Residence

Description

  • Size: 16.5 hands (5.6 ft / 1.7 m ) high.
  • Build: A prime example of a baroque horse in build. She is sure-footed and elegant in step.
  • Features: She has a very full and thick mane and tail.
  • Coloration:
    • Hildr's primary color is Manatee (#8D90A1) with Iron (#D4D7D9) forming a blaze and a blanket beyond her hips; this is dotted with darker Woodsmoke (#0C0D0F), which can also be found on her face and forming stockings on all four feet.
    • Her mane and tail are primarily Woodsmoke (#0C0D0F), though this is streaked with and fades into Boulder (#7A7A7A).
    • Her hooves are all Gray (#808080).
    • Her eyes are a dark Cod Gray (#0B0B0B).
  • Gear:
    • Raven feathers are braided into her mane and tail, denoting her ownership.
    • Western-Style saddle, black and purple leather.
    • A somewhat elaborate looking black and purple leather hackamore.

Personality

Though Siv rides and works with the horse daily, Hildr is still a very fierce mare. She is the dominant herd leader of Salsola's horses and will not hesitate to reinforce this. Hildr will try and "capture" other mares for "her" band, regardless of whether or not they belong to someone. She is unafraid of Luperci and will chase them away if she is trying to capture another horse.

Skills & Abilities

  • Hildr is extremely fast over short distances; she can outrun just about any horse in a distance shorter than a quarter of a mile.
  • Remarkably sure-footed.
  • Capable of carrying heavy weight, such as her current rider, for long periods of time.

Likes & Dislikes

  • Likes mint
  • Dislikes other dominant mares

History

  • Hildr is born to horse breeders, who are thrilled with her coat and name her "Blue".
  • A disgruntled employee steals the filly and trades her off for alcohol; Blue becomes a pack horse.
  • Blue learns to drive cattle and is used on these for several years.
  • On a dare, a young Luperci steals the spotted horse. He is inexperienced and during the ride, is thrown from her back. Blue goes feral and joins a wild horse band.
  • After siring a healthy colt, Blue assumes leadership of the band of wild horses.
  • The stallion is killed during a forest fire; the band is broken up. Many are picked off by predators.
  • Blue is captured by a horse trader and brought to Freetown. She passes hands again and becomes the primary mount for an amateur trader.
  • When Sirius captures the animal, he gives her to Siv--she is unsure as to whether or not this is a test, but accepts the animal and renames her "Hildr".

Ari

Basics

Name

Residence

Description

  • Size: Slightly large for her species.
  • Build: She weighs in at twelve pounds and has a wingspan of nearly seven feet.
  • Features: --
  • Coloration:
    • Though overall a brownish-gold color, Ari is marked white bands on the underside of her wings, the majority of her tail, and a curious darker band around her neck. These are merely due to her age; as she matures, her feathers will lose the white markings and become more golden.
  • Gear:
    • Ari wears an anklet with the Raven Banner symbol tooled on it; Siv can attach jesses to this if she chooses.

Personality

  • Ari is extremely curious about things, and has a habit of testing them with her beak or talons. She is quickly becoming very eager about hunting, though lacks true discipline yet. She is most comfortable around Siv and her family, and very distrustful of other predators.

Skills & Abilities

  • Trained to hunt and scout
  • Her comprehension of high-speech and ability to speak it are slowly aiding with this--Ari can form basic words, though they are difficult to understand and heavily accented.

Likes & Dislikes

  • She likes hunting and working
  • She likes Ing
  • She dislikes big cats

History

  • Draugr brought her mommy an egg, which hatched soon after.
  • Ari started flying in May 2013, and began falconry lessons with Siv and Itachi.

Ing

Basics

Name

  • Pronunciation: ihn-GUH
  • Etymology: ancestor, Old Norse

Residence

Description

  • Size: Average for his species.
  • Build: He's around 8lbs, boasting a six-foot-three wingspan
  • Features: He has expressive eyes.
  • Coloration:
    • Dark feathers, to the point that his "gold" accents can only be seen in direct light.
  • Gear:
    • Ing wears an anklet with the Raven Banner symbol tooled on it; Siv can attach jesses to this if she chooses.

Personality

  • Ing is very nervous about his new position, and tends to avoid strangers as much as possible. He trusts Ari's judgement above all other things, and defers to her when exposed to something new. Favoring avoidance when it comes to anyone he does not know, it's highly unlikely that he would ever expose himself unnecessarily to an unfamiliar predator.

Skills & Abilities

  • Trained to hunt and scout
  • Very broken, poor High Speech.

Likes & Dislikes

  • He likes Ari.
  • He dislikes almost everything else.

History

  • Ing was traded to Siv from Skye Collins.
  • Due in part to Siv's familiarity with his breed and Ari's encouragement, Ing has progressed remarkably quickly in terms of a trained animal.

Zlatko

Basics

Name

  • Pronunciation: ZLAHT-koh
  • Etymology: golden, Serbian

Residence

Description

  • Size: 15.3 hands (5.25 ft / 1.6 m ) high.
  • Build: He seems to be a mixture of warm blooded breeds, and compact in his structure.
  • Features: He's a super cute horse mmkay.
  • Coloration:
    • Muddy Waters (#B78E5C)
    • Light Calico (#E0C095) mane and tail, streaked with darker Mongoose (#B5A27F).
    • His legs are touched with lighter socks of Bone (#E4D1C0), which is echoed as a star on his face.
    • His eyes are a warm Antique Bronze (#704A07).
  • Gear:
    • Western-Style saddle, gray leather.
    • A gray and purple leather hackamore.

Personality

With a strong desire to work, Zlatko has been reinforced in this behavior since he was a colt. He responds well to positive reinforcement.

Skills & Abilities

  • Very obedient, eager to please.
  • Cart-trained, rider-trained.

Likes & Dislikes

  • Likes cats and birds
  • Dislikes yelling

History

  • Zlatko is born on a small Luperci farm. He is kept there until he is two, and then traded off.
  • For the next two years, Zlatko is owned by a trader who uses him at first to ride and later to pull a cart, as his stock increased. Later, Kimbee became his primary caregiver.
  • When his owner is killed by Siv, Zlatko is captured. He is brought back to Salsola and given to her daughter as part of Salsola's Saturnalia festival.

Runa

Basics

  • DOB: June 2014
  • Gender: Female
  • Species: Cat
  • Breed: Siberian mix
  • Color: Tabby

Name

  • Pronunciation: RUNE-AH
  • Etymology: Secret Lore, Old Norse

Residence

Description

  • Size: 12lbs
  • Build: Big, fluffy.
  • Features: Extremely pale blue eyes.
  • Coloration:
    • later <<;

Personality

Super clingy omigawd.

Skills & Abilities

  • Skilled hunter.

Likes & Dislikes

  • Loves attention
  • Dislikes thunderstorms.

History

  • As per tradition, Kynda's mate gave her a kitten. Kynda promptly spoiled it rotten.
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