O'Riley Eternity

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
  2.   2.  Personality
  3.   3.  Skills
  4.   4.  Heritage
  5.   5.  Relationships
  6.   6.  History
    1.   6.1  Archive

by Mel

O'Riley Eternity is the subleader of Salsola. A mostly-wolf hybrid, he shares a penchant for violence and connections to some of the pack's most powerful and notorious families.

The son of Blair Eternity and Reykja Helsi, O'Riley was born in the late summer of 2016. He and his family soon after moved to Fort Preble in Portland. O'Riley's residence there would not last long, as he was sent to live with his grandmother shortly before he was old enough to shift. Raised by her and his grandfather, O'Riley would witness the Second Boreas Conflict while under their guardianship.

He is one of the primary instigators of the Inferni-Salsola War, an event which allowed his cousin to oust her father from both his position and the pack. Together, she and O'Riley would later overthrow their grandmother and take control of Salsola.

Eager to see their rule be just as successful as the pack's "golden age", O'Riley has continued to focus on bettering Salsola despite the many questionable incidents that seem to happen along the way...

Overview

Basics

Name

Heritage

NPCs

  • Date of Birth: 31 August 2016
    • Human Age: 28
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Pack: Salsola (31 August 2016 - Present)
  • Rank: The Erilaz (7 May 2018 - Present )
    • Job: Informatore (Spy)
  • Residence: Southern Ruins, Salsola
  • Mate:
  • Pronunciation: Oh-RIE-lee
  • Etymology:
    • O'Riley: descendant of the rye clearing
    • Eternity: infinite or unending time
  • Alias: Elhaz
  • Epithet: The Warlock

PLOT OPPORTUNITY!

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

Etc.

  • O'Riley is always open to being a villain for non-Salsolan members. Need a bad guy? Let me know!

Salsola members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

  • Seeing O'Riley around Salsola...
    • ...in passing, especially around his home or near the borders.
    • ...with Igor Kotovo or his minor NPCs.
    • ...at his grandmother's home, taking care of the property and horses.
  • Conversations, especially conversations which may later affect RP, must be discussed.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Almost entirely wolf -- his facial markings and other faint signs would suggest at his mixed bloodlines if one recognized them.
  • Fur: Thick, double-coated, soft. Along his back, thighs, and tail his fur grows in longer and wavier than average.
  • Facial Features: Prominent jawline, dark muzzle.
  • Build and Size: Large. Hides his weight well, muscular and compact.
    • Lupus: 105 lbs (47.6 kg)37 in (93.9 cm)
    • Secui: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)48 in (121.9 cm)
    • Optime: 260 lbs (117.9 kg)6ft 10in (82 in) (208 cm)
  • Scars:
    • Collection of medium and short scars from bites on left forearm.
    • Medium scar on outer left upper arm.
    • Long scar from an arrowhead on outer left thigh.
    • Series of scars from claws on right side of torso.
    • Scarring on throat, hidden by fur.
    • Scarring on right hand from bites.
  • Jewelry and Accessories: Wooden bead necklace, with singular black and white accents. When in Optime form, O'Riley often wraps a woven bandana around his head to hold his hair back.
  • Gear: Most commonly, O'Riley wears a leather belt to carry his bags and various styles of "utility" kilts. In poor weather he will wear a water-resistant cloak. He reluctantly wears more ornate clothing during formal events, and has several pieces of armor.
  • Weapons: O'Riley carries a leather sling + stones for ranged attacks, and owns but rarely uses a bow. He can regularly be seen using a sword, which is his preferred weapon.

Interaction

  • Scent: Salsola (pine, salty, marshy), wood, fireplace/woodsmoke, lynx, horse and mule, plants and herbs. When outside of Salsola, O'Riley uses mint, sage, and smoke to disguise his scent.
  • Speech: O'Riley has a rough voice, due in part to injury. He speaks lowly and in a slightly monotone fashion.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: He got that epic de le Poer brow-scowl. Shows his teeth a lot.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Self-assured, relaxed, dominant, vaguely aggresive.

art by Mel

Coloration

O'Riley strongly resembles a Tundra Wolf in coloration and build. His mostly gray two-toned pelt this is accented by tawny accents on his face, body, and tail. Silver can be found mixed in his darker fur, especially around his back, tail, and thighs. His eyes are pale purple, and a callback to his Helsi heritage. The most obvious hybridization is in his face, which has a melanistic mask.

Fur

 Quill (#D6D6D1)
 Napa (#ACA494)
 Ship (#3E3A44)

Eyes

 Logan (#AAA9CD)

Nose, Skin, Paw Pads

 Cinder (#0E0E18)

Scars

 Tide (#BFB8B0)

Claws

 Pavlova (#D7C498)

2.  Personality

Highly intelligent and completely ruthless, O'Riley is a Machiavellian schemer and manipulator, confident to the point of arrogance and suspicious as to the motives of everyone around him. Despite this, he knows the value of a powerful alliance or a shared enemy, and generally tolerates his peers and subordinates. When dealing with Outsiders and "inferior" others, he puts on a false-face for as long as suits his needs, though regularly becomes explosively violent.

Traits

  • Tropes: The Sociopath, Magnificent Bastard, Affably Evil, The Ace, Agent Provocateur
  • Expression: Friendly, street-smart, helpful, "smart-mouth".
  • Sociability: Very social. He tries to "befriend" those he finds useful.
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
    • "Will provide for friends, and expects to be repaid in some manner."
    • "Will keep his word only if it is profitable."
    • "Will kill others to get ahead."
    • "Uses any means necessary to evade justice. "

Interests

  • Likes: Fighting, hunting, falconry, partying, meat (especially goat meat).
  • Dislikes: By and large, anything that goes against the norms of Salsola's society. Rapists, weaklings, coyotes.

Motivations

  • Power
  • Materialistic Wealth
  • Authority
  • Salsola

Biases

  • Species: Highly prejudiced towards coyotes.
  • Non-Luperci: Ignorant barbarians who have missed their full potential. Easy targets.
  • Gender: Believes females naturally superior to males and puts more weight in matriarchal leadership. Suspicious of other males, views them as potential rivals.
  • Outsiders: The blanket term for anyone who does not belong to Salsola. O'Riley places his pack (and himself) at a higher position than the rest of the world, and devalues those who are not a part of it.

Fears

  • Crippling injuries
  • Ostracism
  • Failure
  • Death

Sexuality

  • Heterosexual
    • Extremely masculine females are not attractive to him.
  • O'Riley is strongly conservative regarding sexual behavior, believing it belongs behind closed doors. He finds public displays of affection uncomfortable and dislikes being touched.
    • Salsola's "cheek kiss" and (brief) handshakes are reluctantly excluded from this, though he will avoid either if possible.

Substances

  • He about that weed.
  • He also about those trippy mushrooms.
  • O'Riley casually partakes in alcohol, though it makes him mean(er). He has a high tolerance and will goad others into drinking as much (if not more) than himself.

Spiritually

  • Polytheistic: O'Riley does not worship any particular deities, though believes in spirits and gods as a concept that may or may not influence the living world. He borders on agnostic, believing more strongly in things he can see and experience (even if this is sometimes under the influence).
    • He is extremely well-versed in Norse theology and spiritual practices, with knowledge of The Coisricthe Religion and Khalifism.
    • Engages in both private and public rituals.
  • O'Riley is a believer in fate and destiny, and that both can be influenced.
  • According to Hearg Njorth lore, O'Riley is exceptionally magical.

3.  Skills

Strengths

  • Combat: With the benefit of several elder tutors, and a habit towards participating in hands-on training, O'Riley is more than capable when it comes to combat.
    • He favors fighting in his Secui and Optime forms, the latter especially when armed. His weapon of choice is a sword.
  • Subterfuge: Silver-tongued and capable of (more or less) concealing his identity, the art of lying and spying come easily to O'Riley.
  • Language: O'Riley is fluent in English, German, and Gaelic. He has an working understanding of Old Norse, but speaks it with an accent. He has some familiarity with Arabic, Spanish, and French, though only understands common words.
  • Animal Care: With a collection of pets and membership in a pack which practices animal husbandry, O'Riley was brought up tending a great variety of animals. He is most familiar with equines and felines.
  • Carpentry: Capable of simple construction. Able to build and repair structures.

Weaknesses

  • Aggressive: He's mean, regularly pushing buttons and bullying those he perceives as or behavior he considers weak.
  • Egomaniac: Owing to his family connections and position in Salsola, as well as several incidents during his youth with corroborated his perception, O'Riley has ridiculously high opinion of himself and his abilities.
  • Superstitious: Though a mostly-rational person, O'Riley pays careful attention to things which he think might cause influence in his life. He makes and carries charms, avoids "bad energy", and pays attention to astrology.
  • Size: O'Riley is large and has trouble getting into small places. He is too heavy to ride a horse, though has previously done so. His size also requires more fuel, forcing O'Riley to consume more food than average to retain his bulk.

4.  Heritage

Family

Indra Winters: Half Sibling (through Osrath and Dullahan Eternity)
  • O'Riley believes that he and Indra are cousins.

Extended Family:

O'Riley belongs to the D'Angelo, de le Poer, Eternity, Helsi, Kotovo, Lykoi, Sylfr, and Winters families.
Italics indicates an unknown relationship, smaller text indicates an off-board relationship

5.  Relationships

Nuclear

  • Elphaba Revlis and O'Riley are very close. Their shared interest in magic and involvement in some more nefarious behavior has created a twisted bond between the pair.
  • Igor Kotovo is a foreign-born packmate related to O'Riley -- they share a great-grandfather. When Igor and his father joined Salsola, O'Riley became his sponsor. Since then, they've worked very closely together, even if poor Igor seems to have gotten the worse end of the deal.
  • Grievous Eternity is O'Riley's cousin. They have known each other since childhood, and during the early part of their independence shared a home. O'Riley is the dominant figure in their relationship, however, and often reinforces the idea in subtle ways.
  • Kynda Helsi is his grandmother (Amma). A völva practitioner the tradition of his great-grandmother's teachings, Kynda provided many early lessons while O'Riley spent his childhood in her home. She and his gradfather (Afi) Hugleikr Silfr helped to raise him during this brief period. In adulthood, O'Riley would learn falconry from her. She gifted him his own eagle, Arnlaug.
  • Salvia Eternity, his grandmother (Oma), and Stannis de le Poer, his grandfather (Daideó), guided him throughout his youth and adolescence. Salvia provided the primary care to O'Riley upon his return to the Kingdom-proper, and her influence is not hard to spot.

Notable

  • Kamari Kaiser often works alongside O'Riley; the two have developed a secret code for communication in the field. The two have a friendly relationship.
  • Brocade Valentine was hired by Elphaba's father to keep an eye on her, and proved his loyalty to Salsola many times over. Unfortunately, his relationship with Elphaba has led to friction between them.
  • Embla Soul is someone O'Riley has a keen interest in. They've kissed and he seems protective of her, though not for entirely altruistic reasons.
  • His mothers' friend, Morgana Revlis.
  • Neith Heiwa is a nerd. They are somehow rivals tho??? O'Riley thinks Neith lacks what it takes to be a proper Salsolan, though respects his skill as a healer and scholar. He doesn't understand what Elphaba sees in Neith, and is bothered by this for some reason.
  • Gavroche Benoît was a loner that O'Riley met north of Salsola. The Outsider's charisma and knowledge drew the young man in, though he grew genuinely fond of the old dog. After Gavroche was killed by a coyote, O'Riley performed his funeral rites. He feels the old man's death was unfair (as he did have time to pass on everything he knew to O'Riley) and carries a grudge about this loss.

6.  History

Previous Packs and Ranks

Salsola (31 August 2016 - Present)
Bambino, Family, Confidant, Tradesman, Warden, Henchman, Shield Apprentice

O'Riley was born in the late summer of 2016 within Salsola, to mated pair Blair Eternity and Reykja Helsi. The son of Reykja Helsi and Blair Eternity, O'Riley was sired by his "uncle", Dullahan Eternity. His birth resulted in contradictions arising against the teachings of Siv Helsi, Salsola's former-Crone and O'Riely's biological great-grandmother -- namely, that völva (like Reykja) were unable to bear sons -- though this information was largely kept secret by the other Helsi women. He and his family soon moved to Fort Preble, Salsola's trading hub in Portland. His youth was spent surrounded by his birth-mother's family, who lavished him with attention and stories of their faith and more or less allowed him to do as he pleased.

When O'Riley was around four months old, his grandmother brought him back to Salsola from Fort Preble, wanting him to be raised in Salsola-proper. He was largely isolated from the dangers of the Second Boreas Conflict, though the dangers of this were impressed upon him well enough. The war's conclusion brought new freedoms, which only continued to expand as O'Riley began shifting. Heeding his grandfather's advice, O'Riley delayed his Cueponi ceremony until the summer – when he was “ready”. His passage into adulthood brought new opportunities with it, and it did not take long for O'Riley to seize upon these.

Angered by the death of a loner he had befriended, a misunderstanding between O'Riley and a member of Inferni turned bloody and set in motion the events that would lead to the Inferni-Salsola War. O'Riley was responsible for the death of Omar de le Poer (despite framing Lokr Revlis for this act) and continued to have direct involvement in the conflict as it escalated, eventually leading the Salsolans tasked with burning down the D'Neville Mansion. The events which followed the war's conclusion were brought to a head when Elphaba Revlis ousted her father as a traitor. His exile and her rise to power provided the framework O'Riley needed to further his own ascension, which he began focusing on despite his relatively young age. O'Riley fixed his sights on information, and alongside Kamari Kaiser spent part of that winter spying in the south, confirming a rumor and learning of the ongoing Winter of Tarnished Gold. He returned from this mission with a new focus, and began taking the steps to put himself exactly where he wanted.

He and his cousin continued to scheme, and decided to act on Salsola's seventh birthday and overthrow their grandmother. To their surprise, she surrendered her position easily. O'Riley was named Erilaz and promoted to second-in-command.

6.1  Archive

2017

January

War breaks out as Salsola is threatened by a group of Outsiders. While the Second Boreas Conflict rages on, O'Riley spends time with his wounded grandfather and bears witness to the internal reactions to the fighting. He is often shadowed by Nickodemus Sparhawk, whom he befriends.

  1. sometimes the questions are complicated
    Out with Nickodemus Sparhawk, O'Riley finds his cousin along the coast. He gives the older boy a hint about what his grandmother might be looking for as an answer while the group collects rocks.

February - June

The conclusion of the war solidifies O'Riley's belief in Salsola's strength. He continues to explore the pack territory and take lessons from his grandparents. When sickness passes through the land, he is kept isolated from it. Under advisement from his grandfather Stannis de le Poer, O'Riley delays his Cueponi ceremony even after he first shifts.

  1. fairweather warning
    O'Riley helps Salsola's second-in-command Lokr Revlis, his uncle, unload acquisitions from a recent trading trip.
  2. we live down in a ribcage in the dry leaves of a heart
    A chance meeting with the recently-returned Indra Revlis leads to a hunt.
  3. rabble-rouse and sing aloud
    When Salsola's Jagermeister and new mate host a small party, O'Riley drags his cousin out to investigate.

July

A newly independent O'Riley begins traveling beyond Salsola's borders. He focuses on improving his skills: riding, tracking, and combat are largely the focus. Towards the end of the month he usurps Neith Heiwa, confirming his own beliefs in his personal superiority. Outside of Salsola, he meets and befriends an old loner.

  1. from the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain
    Having learned of Vinátta's disbandment, a curious O'Riley explores the territory, where he encounters a loner.
  2. genesis
    When O'Riley interrupts Elphaba's training, she decides to practice on him instead.
  3. ten thousand days of training to polish
    Out hunting with Keenan, O'Riley runs into The Bull, a gruff mercenary hired by Elphaba.
  4. deeper than the knife goes in
    O'Riley finds Neith Heiwa while waiting for his grandfather. He challenges the older man and usurps him, claiming a position as a Confidant.

August

Much of his time is spent continuing his training, both inside Salsola and with Gavroche. Under his aunt and grandmother's supervision, O'Riley begins training for mounted combat.

  1. go to hell for the company
    After getting turned around on a ride, O'Riley meets a member of Anathema.
  2. when the gods see us willing to suffer, they pay attention
    O'Riley visits an old loner he has taken up a friendship with. He barters for instructions on making face-paint. The two men notice the strange light when (unbeknownst to them) an eclipse takes place, and worry over its meaning.

September

Eager to climb up the chain of Salsola's hierarchy, O'Riley makes himself more familiar with pack members. A fight between himself and an Inferni member results in a retaliatory strike from the Clan's leader against one of Salsola's Bambino. His friend and mentor Gavroche is killed by another loner, and O'Riley takes responsibility for performing his funeral. Seeing an opportunity to further her own means, Elphaba convinces her cousins of her father's disloyalty, and they agree to frame the Lord Commander for engaging in an unauthorized attack against Inferni. Things get out of hand when this random act of violence turns to murder.

  1. the perfect party guests
    Elphaba organizes a beach party in September because she's that sort of person and demands her "friends" attend.
  2. Don't start anything you're not prepared to finish.
    Under Gavroche's supervision, O'Riley makes a good luck charm.
  3. 'Cause you live your life in a coma, you're never awake
    An ill-informed Associate learns a few things about Salsola from O'Riley.
  4. I try twice as hard and I'm half as liked
    Kamari Kaiser and O'Riley come across one of Salsola's horses in a surprising location.
  5. Falstaff sings a sorrowful refrain.
    When he finds an Inferni member trapped under collapsed rubble, O'Riley attempts to free him. Unfortunately, this triggers a frightened reaction from Virue, who attempts to defend himself. Angered by this response, O'Riley savagely attacks him.
  6. for all the points of the compass there's only one direction
    O'Riley informs his grandmother of the earlier incident and becomes restless. He travels north looking for Gavroche, only to find the old man dead by unnatural means. When a fox asks him to perform funeral rites, O'Riley does so.
  7. the fell clutch of circumstance
    Though O'Riley crashes at his cousin's home to avoid the hulabaloo surrounding incidents with Inferni, it doesn't take long for Elpbaha to seek him out. When she confides in her relatives suspicions about her father, a wicked idea takes root.
  8. [M] we need more than miracles
    Donning a disguise to resemble Salsola's Lord Commander, O'Riley and Grievous travel towards Inferni with intentions of framing Lokr for a retaliatory assault. The two find and attack Omar de le Poer, who is seriously wounded during their pursuit and later killed in the Stellarton Mines.

October

The Inferni-Salsola War grows more violent as the days move on, though O'Riley largely acts as a scout and spy as opposed to a front-line combatant. O'Riley's mother, Reykja, remains in the Kingdom-proper while the roads are unsafe to travel and begins new lessons in magic with him. He is given a belated gift. Things become tense between O'Riley and the Lord Commander (who rightfully suspects treachery) and reach the point of physical violence.

  1. If you want it, you take it
    Eager to better get back in the fray, O'Riley suggests that Kamari make use of Inferni's skull collection to satisfy the answer to her Cueponi riddle, and accompanies her east.
  2. a common provenance in pain
    While skulking near Inferni's border O'Riley is spotted and confronted by a member of the Clan.
  3. [M] just thorns without the rose
    O'Riley assists his mother with a ritual, accompanied by Nickodemus Sparhawk and Coaxoch.
  4. the drum of death is being beaten
    Following the Battle of Drifter Bay, O'Riley and Grievous collect Luigi Benedetti's body.
  5. no more lightning, no more solace in arrears
    After listening in on an argument between the Boss and Lord Commander, and informing Elphaba of what he heard, O'Riley is confronted by Lokr. When he mouths off to the older man, he's given a lesson in respect.

November

Under orders, O'Riley leads a small group into Inferni during a massive counterattack against the Clan, tasked with burning down the D'Neville Mansion. The success of this event brings the Inferni-Salsola War to a close.

  1. we build our own cages with words like honor
    Reykja and O'Riley visit Indra while she recovers from her wounds.
  2. it destroys responsibility and consequences
    O'Riley and a small collection of Salsola members cross into Inferni's territory and set fire to the one of the Clan's central locations, the D'Neville Mansion.

December

Motivated by the success of their conspiracy, O'Riley turns his attention towards his own goals. Despite protests from Reykja, he decides to return Cennétig to his mother. Their disagreement over the matter, alongside a surprising message from their family, sees the pair traveling to the Outpost early in the month. He returns alongside distant relatives, with new aspirations and a new member to sponsor -- his distant cousin, Igor.

  1. never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it
    When O'Riley returns to the scene of the fire he finds himself joined by Brocade Valentine, who joins him in exploring the abandoned territory.
  2. all it portrays in the eyes of the good and just
    Finding Cleome Valentine perplexed by the land-art in Salsola's fields, O'Riley introduces him to the source.
  3. if there is any reaction, both are transformed
    Following his visit to Fort Preble, O'Riley goes looking for Elphaba only for her to find him instead. Interested in his goods, she accompanies him to his home. O'Riley presents her with a small gift.
  4. a life after this one
    O'Riley and Igor decide to go fishing and are joined by Trident.
  5. tell me more, tell me more
    Out blowing off steam leads O'Riley to a chance encounter with PepsiCola, a young woman whom he takes a liking to and directs towards Salsola.

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2018

January

Salsola hosts its Last Supper, during which his cousin makes a bold proclomation with his aid. Later, O'Riley travels to a loner's bar in Amherst where he hears a curious rumor. Eager to investigate, he recruits Kamari to accompany him and his mule south. They spend some time in the area while he confirms the ongoing strife within Cour des Miracles.

  1. to overcome the better angels of our nature
    Krios finds O'Riley and Igor acting suspicious and eventually learns of their intentions to visit a bar in Amherst.
  2. [M] obscured by the songs of the maniacs
    The visit to Biff's Bar provides more than simple entertainment.
  3. Like passing notes in secrecy
    O'Riley and Kamari begin discussing the idea of forming a code system.
  4. the terror of knowing what this world is about
    Pretending to be a loner, O'Riley meets a young woman from Cour des Miracles.
  5. move away from the noise of this place
    Continuing with his ruse, O'Riley approaches Galilee Haskel of Cour des Miracles seeking further information.
  6. tell me about it, stud
    Wanting to be presentable for the delivery of his report leads to O'Riley making use of PepsiCola's styling skills.
  7. the legends must be acted out
    O'Riley hosts Salsola's Mafiosi at his home and presents his findings.

February

Salvia forbids O'Riley from horseback riding due to his size, and this leads O'Riley to an act violence. He begins learning how to drive a cart and devotes much of his time to bettering his writing. He begins collecting materials for writing and works on creating ways to better his methods for note transportation, and begins making plans for the upcoming spring.

  1. [M] that's all there is
    An unfortunate loner finds himself on the wrong side of the river.

March

His promotion to Shield Apprentice drives O'Riley to further prove himself, and sees him once again looking beyond the pack's borders.

  1. you need more help than you know
    A hunting accident leaves O'Riley injured, though he soon finds unhappy assistance from Neith Heiwa.
  2. you are all rotten fruit
    An angry boy gets some instruction from O'Riley.
  3. irony was the shackles of youth
    While exploring the Burnt Church Mountains, O'Riley encounters a loner.

April

Growing frustration in O'Riley sees him lashing out in violent ways, though he by and large hides this behavior. O'Riley and Elphaba begin discussing plans moving forward.

  1. burn the scorecards, balance out the scales
    O'Riley visits new neighbor Neith Heiwa. They are joined by Helena Troy Lykoi.
  2. [M] Heimebane
    Itachi Lykoi and O'Riley remove an armed intruder from Salsola's eastern pack borders.
  3. you escape me like its nothing
    Brocade Valentine and Etoile Montgomery are treated to a fishing lesson from Igor Kotovo.

May

Salsola's anniversary brings with it the open rebellion that lands O'Riley his position as second-in-command of Salsola, with his cousin newly named as Boss. O'Riley begins taking care of his grandparents' horses and training his own to pull a cart. He comes across signs of curious events occuring, and learns unpleasant news about Elphaba and Brocade.

  1. the rise and fall of your vertigo
    Elphaba and O'Riley hold a final meeting in his home and discuss their plans to overthrow their grandmother.
  2. the law of the jungle
    At Salsola's anniversary gathering, Elphaba and O'Riley make their move. They are surprised by how easy their grandmother seceeds power, and find themseleves the new leaders of Salsola.
  3. the tracers from yesteryear are burning in the dust
    O'Riley finds himself responsible for his grandparents' horses, whom they leave behind as they depart for distant land. He enlists Nickodemus Sparhawk as a personal spy while Igor looks on.
  4. here's to the hearts you're gonna break
    Brocade Valentine brings good tidings to O'Riley.
  5. i'll pay my weight in blood
    O'Riley comes across a strange cache of supplies near the borders. When Etoile Montgomery returns to this site, he recruits her for a hunt. She reveals some scandalous information.

June

His duties see him terribly busy. O'Riley starts making his own books. He continues training his horse, and becomes more familiar with carts and becomes curious about their construction, inspired by a project his uncle begins working on.

  1. Can't be sure when they've hit their mark
    Roaming Salsola's Ediling Ravine, O'Riley finds Kamari. They talk about her new horse, and he gives her a task.

July

Confrontation between O'Riley and Elphaba leads to an argument, and he names her accuser. A return to a previous haunt results in an explosive fight that leaves O'Riley severely wounded. He is aided by Igor and Neith in returning home, though only has a few days to rest before another greusome murder soon has him active. Worried of conspiracy and on edge, O'Riley attempts to hide his injuries as news trickles in about Sapient's disbandment. As the month goes on, a recovered O'Riley resumeds his duties as an influx of arrivals from Fort Preble arrives and Salsola's numbers swell.

  1. [M] we have seen the fields aflame
    O'Riley confronts Elphaba about her promiscuous behavior, and the two argue.
  2. [M] The Rising
    When O'Riley returns to The Stellarton Mines, he is attacked by Antioch de le Poer. The two endure a terrible fight before a portion of the mine collapses, killing Antioch and threatening to trap O'Riley, who manages to escape.
  3. the real universe is always one step beyond logic
    Igor searches for O'Riley with aid from Neith, whose assistance becomes vital when he is found.
  4. [M] God never blessed her insides
    Elphaba's late night summons expose a terrible crime.
  5. [M] this world of dust and matter
    After burning Etoile Montgomery's body, O'Riley returns to his normal routine in Salsola. While on a patrol he finds Nickodemus injured, though the pair are soon joined by young Absolution D'Angelo, who offers his assistance.
  6. See the magic of art
    Seeking information, O'Riley visits the pack's library and Paladin, Idrieus.
  7. rivers and roads, rivers and roads
    Siblings Seppo and Symre Rask arrive to join Salsola-proper. When Seppo commits a faux-paux, O'Riley warns him against doing so again.

August

Inferni disbands, news Salsola learns directly. Projects begin to take shape in Salsola, which continues to see new arrivals. O'Riley stays close to Salsola to keep an eye on Elphaba, and he begins practicing carpentry with assistance from Grievous. A shocking series of deaths disrupts Salsola in the middle of the month, putting the pack on edge.

  1. [M] Imma hurt 'ya real good, baby
    Helena Troy Lykoi brings a man from Inferni back to Salsola. She reveals that the coyote clan no longer exists and announces her intentions to keep the man as her servant, to which O'Riley agrees.
  2. Those bars bent beneath my will
    A distressed Delfina Heiwa finds O'Riley during a patrol. She reveals that her sister the Seer and her mate are dead, one through accident and one by her own hand. Startled by this, O'Riley insists on taking her to see The Boss.
  3. as timeless as infinity
    After seeing Delfina home, O'Riley returns to discuss the matter with Elphaba.
  4. roots spread all the way back to godless times
    Salsola holds a funeral for its Seer.
  5. the stars in the skies crushed carbon into diamonds
    O'Riley visits Salsola's Crone, Loki Helsi.
  6. some migrants are happy to depart
    When Cow develops a slight limp, O'Riley tends to him with assistance from Katinka Holt and her mate, Khael.
  7. we can roll ourselves over 'cause we're uncomfortable
    Julius Valentine returns from Fort Preble alongside a young man he intends to sponsor.

September

In an effort to move on from the previous month's shocking deaths, a ceremonial wedding is performed for the first time within Salsola. O'Riley participates after Kamari requests his presence. At the feast which follows, the pack celebrates the new union with overly decadent revelry. O'Riley eats and drinks and smokes a lot, and dances with several young ladies throughout the night. His fun comes to an abrupt halt when he sees Brocade and Elphaba dancing together. After a tense conversation with the Director the moment passes, though O'Riley blacks out before nights end. After waking in a precarious position, he finds himself tasked with a new job. While he prepares for this, O'Riley accepts a new Associate to Salsola's ranks.

  1. Never gonna be the same, your blood runs through my veins
    During a rainy night in The Blackwoods, Rhaegar Salcedo is found by O'Riley.
  2. kecharitomene
    Kamari Kaiser and Krios Revlis are wed.
  3. acting without knowing takes you right off the cliff
    O'Riley and Brocade share a dance and have words.
  4. [M] The prince leans to the girl in scarlet heels
  5. get your facts first and then you can distort them
  6. Bloodlines are important, don't disgrace it
    A young woman approaches and joins Salsola.

October

O'Riley and Kamari travel south towards the beginning of the month, and spent some time gathering information in the peninsula.

  1. everyone is a moon and has a dark side which never shows
    With preparations made, O'Riley and Kamari depart Salsola on their mission. After they make camp, he explains their secondary task.
  2. hear the howl of the rope, a question
    A hunt leads O'Riley to an unexpected location. Though he spooks off members of The Cartel, O'Riley becomes aware of Inferni's gathering remnants.

November

Much of O'Riley's time is spent preparing for the coming winter.

  1. things which are equally bad are also equally good
    After their repair work on Marrgerd is cut short, O'Riley and Igor discuss cooking a sheep. When Dahlia de le Poer arrives on the scene, O'Riley talks with her about her position in the pack and offers to share the meat.
  2. don't sit down, it's time to dig another one
    As a favor to the Crone, a blackmailed O'Riley uses his influence on Elphaba to request Embla join the Family.

December

  1. know just how to get just what we want
    O'Riley and Till Van Ulrich-Lykoi hunt deer together.
  2. this dust is all thats left of us
    Much to his surprise, a young woman that O'Riley encountered before has been indebted to the Queen.
  3. Show me what I missed
    Kaeli Blacksun gifts O'Riley a fine pair of bracers.

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2019

January

A rebellious slave proves to be the least of O'Riley's concerns when Salsola's Crone, Loki Helsi, is brutally murdered.

  1. [M] Over The Line
    New Medicant Micheal, after weeks of hassling by Igor, finally fights back. Unfortunately, he does so in front of O'Riley.
  2. The Edge of the Abyss
    Aidan Massacre, sponsored by Delfina Heiwa, joins Salsola.
  3. Keep your eyes on me
    In preparation for an upcoming gathering, a wild boar is captured.
  4. There is a curse. They say: May you live in interesting times.
    O'Riley roams the wilderness outside of Salsola under the blood moon. Upon his return, he stumbles across a horrific sight -- the charred remains of Salsola's Crone, Loki Helsi, discovered by his daughter Embla Soul.
  5. saving face, secured in faith
    With help from Igor, O'Riley gets Embla and her father's corpse back to Salsola. He orders her to remain in her home, which he leaves under the watchful eyes of his cousin.
  6. blood moon risin' in a sky of black dust
    O'Riley informs Elphaba about what happened to Loki.
  7. conquering the worm
    Brocade is informed about Loki's death.
  8. wing and rain and lightning change me
    Summoned from Fort Preble, Kynda Helsi and her daughter Víborg arrive at Salsola's borders, accompanied by Nickodemus Sparhawk and Torin de le Poer.

February

Convinced a curse has fallen upon the pack, Elphaba decides to seek the source and [M] launches an inquisition into the matter.

  1. do not go far from me
    Wisteria Valentine and her brother, Aurelion arrive at Salsola's borders.
  2. [M] Chaos is a ladder
    Andrew Winthrop provides O'Riley with information regarding his former master's family.
  3. jaws to the fossil
    Suspicious of the remnants of Inferni, O'Riley seeks out Julius Valentine. Eager to assist, Julius is sent out to spy on the coyotes.

March

More questions than answers continue to slow the inquisition, while violence within Salsola is carefully covered up. A shocking attack against Kamari leads to a dramatic trial.

  1. come with me
    Odalis lingers near the borders, where O'Riley finds her.
  2. no mountain hides the moon
    O'Riley has a discussion with Isabella Heiwa.
  3. shoulda' been dead a long time ago
    After several reports about suspicious behavior, O'Riley visits with Till and questions him.
  4. [M] his blood was dark, it was almost blue
    After assisting his grandmother and aunt in preparation for a ritual, O'Riley stumbles upon a murder.
  5. [M] Not even in the face of Armageddon.
    Following a violent attack, O'Riley and several of the Inquisitors find themselves just moments away from distaster. O'Riley is injured during the fray.
  6. [M] with a hundred talons
    A wounded O'Riley informs Elphaba about the attack. She treats his hand, things feel a little freaky.
  7. [M] The Trial of Delfina Heiwa
    Elphaba summons the pack to witness Delfina's confession.

April

Several pack projects help ease tensions within Salsola, but all is not as peaceful as it seems...

  1. a universe marvelously arranged, obeying certain laws
    Putting his work horse to use, O'Riley and Igor move logs around the construction site.