O'Riley Eternity

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  1.   1.  Characteristics
    1.   1.1  Appearance
    2.   1.2  Personality
    3.   1.3  Skills
  2.   2.  History
  3.   3.  Relationships
  4.   4.  NPCs
  5.   5.  Miscellaneous

O'Riley Eternity is the Erilaz (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 the Boss and his grandfather, O'Riley would witness the Second Boreas Conflict while under their guardianship. During his adolescence he lived with his elder cousin Grievous Eternity.

He is one of the primary instigators of the Inferni-Salsola War, and directly responsible for an event which allowed his cousin Elphaba to oust her father from both his position and their pack. In the months to follow the war's conclusion the pair would go even further in their quest for dominance and overthrow their grandmother and then-Boss, Salvia Eternity. Together, they assumed control of Salsola.

Beyond his duties as second-in-command, O'Riley acts as a spy and gathers information on other packs and Outsiders, working in close partnership with Kamari Kaiser. Within Salsola, he serves as a hunter, frequently collaborating with members of the Ranger faction. He holds an honorary position as a Shield member.

Eager to see his and Elphaba's 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...

Outside of the pack, O'Riley uses the alias "Elhaz", and claims to be a loner living somewhere around the Halcyon Mountain range.

O'Riley Eternity
by Mel

Credit: Mel

OOC Information

Overview

Biographical Information
  • Date of Birth: 31 August 2016
  • Birthplace: Salsola, Isthmus Of Chignecto
  • Etymology:
    • O'Riley: descendant of the rye clearing
    • Eternity: infinite or unending time
  • Epithet: The Warlock
Physical Description
  • Sex: Male
  • Pronouns: He/him
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Species: High Content Wolfdog
    • 78% Canis lupus (Wolf) 1
    • 16% Canis lupus familiaris (Dog) 2
    • 6% Canis latrans (Coyote) 3
Affiliations
NPC Information
Assumptions

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

  • Seeing O'Riley around Salsola...
    • ...in passing, especially near the Ruins or around the borders.
    • ...with Igor Kotovo or his minor NPCs.
    • ...at his grandmother's home, taking care of the property.
  • For anything else or anything specific, please ask before making assumptions regarding this character.
Plot Opportunities
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1.  Characteristics

1.1  Appearance

Physical

A large, high content wolfdog. 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. A promiment dark streak of fur can be found on running from his chest to lower upper torso. 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. O'Riley hides his weight well, and is a muscular and compact animal. He has multiple scars, with the most prominent visible on his face, limbs, and torso.

As a member of Salsola, and in part to his role as a spy, O'Riley regularly disguises his scent when outside of the packlands. He favors travel and hunting in his Secui form, which is one of his most commonly used.

When in his Optime form, O'Riley most commonly wears a belted utility kilt or nothing at all. He goes shirtless when possible, and sleeveless otherwise. In poor weather he will wear a water-resistant leather cloak. Notably, O'Riley has Luperci-made leather armor tailored to his size. His weapon of choice is a sword, and he owns two.

  • Fur:
    • Optime Hair:
  • Eyes, Scars:
  • Nose, Nails:
Specifics

Forms:

  • Lupus : 37 in (93.9 cm) ↔ 105 lbs (47.6 kg)
  • Secui: 48 in (121.9 cm) ↔ 170 lb (77.1 kg) (Preferred)
  • Optime: 6ft 10in (82 in) (208 cm) ↔ 260 lb (118 kg)

Scars

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  • 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.
  • Scarring on right shoulder, from a stab wound.
  • Facial scarring from axe and teeth wounds. His right ear is notched from the same attack.

Interaction

  • Speech: O'Riley has a rough voice, due in part to injury. He speaks lowly and in a slightly monotone fashion. He is multilingual, and fluent in two other languages.
  • Unique Scent: Mountain and forest rock dust, pine, river water); smoke, meat, fish, lynx, horse/mule, cannabis, plants and herbs.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Self-assured, relaxed, dominant, vaguely aggressive.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: He got that epic de le Poer brow-scowl. Shows his teeth a lot.

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1.2  Personality

Summarized: Aggressive, Arrogant, Calculating, Charismatic, Forceful, Hateful, Observant, Opportunistic, Power-hungry

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. He's mean, regularly pushing buttons and bullying those he perceives as or behavior he considers weak. 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.

  • Motivations: Power, materialistic wealth, authority, legacy, Salsola and it's continued success
  • Fears: Crippling injuries, ostracism, failure, death
  • 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.

Biases

  • Species: Highly prejudiced towards coyotes.
  • Non-Luperci: Ignorant barbarians who have missed their full potential. Easy targets.
  • Social Class: Royalty within his own pack, O'Riley sees his bloodline as superior. He in general looks down upon others, values blood connections as important. The “middle class” of his pack is full of people who haven't sought to reach their proper potential, displaying their inability to do so.
  • Gender: Believes females naturally superior to males and puts more weight in matriarchal leadership. Suspicious of other males, views them as potential rivals.
  • Age: Old people annoy O'Riley, who finds most of them to act like stubborn know-it-alls. He thinks all children are stupid, but is more tolerant of adolescents.
  • 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.

Sexuality

  • Heterosexual
    • Drawn to extreme femininity. He seems to seek sexual partners whom he can control, and starkly rejects advances made towards 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.

Spirituality

  • 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. Though a mostly-rational person, O'Riley pays careful attention to things which he think might impact his life. He makes and carries charms, avoids "bad energy", and pays attention to astrology.
    • According to Hearg Njorth lore, O'Riley is exceptionally magical.

Substances

  • Regularly smokes marijuana.
  • Takes psilocybin mushrooms for both ritual and casual purpose.
  • O'Riley socially 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.

1.3  Skills

Note: Listed skills are those that the character has some significant talent or interest in to be noteworthy. Skills that have been mastered (and are best expressed as such) are marked.

Main Focus: Combat, Hunting, Espionage
  • Fighting (Sword, Feral, Unarmed) (Master):
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. His primary teachers were Stannis de le Poer and Salvia Eternity, both highly skilled in their selective fields. He favors fighting in his Secui and Optime forms, the latter especially when armed. O'Riley's weapon of choice is a sword, though he is experienced in ranged combat.
  • Hunting (Master):
Capable of hunting solo or with a group, either as a lead or as a support. Favors Secui form for hunting. O'Riley is an excellent tracker, and able to hide his own presence relatively well. Capable with a bow and arrow.
  • Social Manipulation & Information Gathering (Master):
From a young age, O'Riley learned that there were plenty of ways to get people to do what he wanted. He is a talented liar and highly charismatic, relying on his charm and good looks to help mask his true intentions. O'Riley has been spying almost as long, first observing his grandparents and then working his way up to packmates and strangers. Alongside Kamari Kaiser, O'Riley developed a secret written code to help maintain privacy between them.
Auxiliary Skills and Hobbies
  • Construction:
Out of necessity, O'Riley began learning how to repair buildings in his adolescence. He is capable of handling most basic work, and has some experience with larger structures and projects. Beyond this, O'Riley has a talent for demolition – he knows what to look for when it comes to structural safety and weak points.
  • Multilingual (Common Tongue, German, Russian):
O'Riley is fluent in English, German, and Russian. He has some familiarity with Norwegian, Gaelic, Arabic, Spanish, and French, though only understands common words and phrases.
  • Reading and Writing:
Capable of reading and writing. O'Riley reads books recreationally, though he is a slow and easily distracted reader. There are several words O'Riley spells incorrectly when he writes, especially those he has learned by ear.
  • Disguise:
O'Riley can make and has been known to wear powders to change the color of his fur, most often by darkening his face entirely. He would be capable of applying this makeup powder to others.


2.  History

Salsola

Duration: 31 August 2016 – Present
Ranks: The Erilaz (May 2018 – Present)
  • The Shield Apprentice (March 2018)
  • The Henchman (Nov 2017)
  • The Warden (Oct 2017)
  • The Tradesman (Aug 2017)
  • The Confidant (July 2017)
  • The Family (June 2017)
  • Bambino (August 2016 - June 2017)
Co-Ranks: Informatore (Spy)
Cazador (Hunter)
Special Ranks: High Inquisitor (Jan-Dec 2019)

Fortunate Son

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.

Agent Provocateur

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.

Dark Star Rising


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3.  Relationships

Family
  • Mate: ---
  • Children: ---
Other Relations

Key

  • 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.
  • Kamari Kaiser often works alongside O'Riley; the two have developed a secret code for communication when working. The two have a friendly relationship and could be considered partners in the field. O'Riley is less friendly with Kamari's husband, Krios Revlis, but has come to tolerate his presence.
  • Odalis and O'Riley first met when he was spying on Cour des Miracles. Her seeming inability to remember him, combined with her fall from grace, has sparked a dangerous infatuation in O'Riley. He frequently attempts to isolate and harass Odalis. The two previously had an illicit affair, though this cooled tremendously following the murder of Odalis' brother, her adoption of Marina Amaranthe, and O'Riley's engagement to Elphaba.

Notable

  • 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.
  • Morrow Larue was made an orphan because of O'Riley, who played a part in his upbringing alongside Elphaba Revlis.
  • His mothers' friend, Morgana Revlis, works for O'Riley. Her arranged marriage to Brocade Valentine was a long-term plan concocted by O'Riley and Morgana, though they framed this to appear coincidental.
  • Till van Ulrich-Lykoi, Salsola's Jagermeister, and O'Riley often work together. O'Riley respects Till's work as a hunter and spiritualist, as well as the older man's long-term commitment to the pack.
  • This is less true for Till's eldest son, Coaxoch, who grew up alongside O'Riley. Coaxoch was often the victim of O'Riley's bullying. These days, the two tolerate each other.

Minor Relations

4.  NPCs

cNPCs:
yNPCs:
  • Current: ---
  • Previous: ---
  • O'Riley has acquired all of his animal companions as gifts. He typically favors animals with some "unique" feature, especially those he considers "rare".
  • Though he was previously able to ride a horse, O'Riley is too large to do so now.
  • Keenan acts mostly as a spy and messenger for O'Riley, but is otherwise allowed to do as he pleases.

Keenan (Lynx hybrid)

Basics Description OOC Assumptions

Active: 2017 – Present

  • Gender: Male
  • Species: Canadian and Eurasian Lynx Hybrid
  • Date of Birth: Fall 2016
  • Size:
    • Height: 27 in (68.5 cm)
    • Length: 48 in (121.9 cm)
    • Weight: 60 lbs (27.2 kg)
  • Key Features: Extremely large paws, very "fit" looking.
  • Coloration: Reddish-brown pelt with darker spots and markings.
  • Salsola members may reference:
    • Seeing him…
      • …around O'Riley's home.
      • …with O'Riley.
      • …hunting, especially around the Pine Barrens.
    • Noticing Keenan watching them.
  • More Information »

Skills & Abilities:

  • Hunting
  • Fighting
  • Spying

Description:

Personality:

Self-righteous and arrogant.

History:

Keenan was born in Salsola, the offspring of Abendrot and Mirijam, a pair of lynx owned by Salsolan Luperci. He and his siblings were given as gifts, and Keenan wound up in O'Riley's hands. He has worked alongside the wolfdog his whole life, acting as a sometimes-spy and messenger for O'Riley.

Olaf (Grade Horse)

Basics Description OOC Assumptions

By Alaine
Active: July 2017 – Present

  • Gender: Stallion
  • Species: Horse
  • Date of Birth: 2013
  • Size: 17 hands ( 5.6 ft / 1.7 m ) high, 1350 lbs (612 kg)
  • Key Features: Slight feathering along each leg, long and thick mane and tail.
  • Coloration: Black. His mane and tail bleach to Heath (#541012) along the ends during the summer. He has a solid white star; this same color is echoed as socks on both left legs.
  • Salsola members may reference:
    • Seeing him…
      • …in the pasture connected to O'Riley's home.
  • Knowing that he belongs to O'Riley.
  • More Information »

Skills & Abilities:

  • Rider trained
  • Cart trained
  • Capable of hauling

Description:

A strong, sturdy horse.

Personality:

Fearless, friendly.

History:

Born to Salsola horse Eyre, sired by Salvia Eternity's primary mount Nacht. Olaf was gifted to O'Riley by his grandmother following his completed Cueponi ceremony, and used as O'Riley's mount until he outgrew horses. He is currently used for labor.

Jonesy (Mule)

Basics Description OOC Assumptions

By Alaine
Active: Dec 2017 – Present

  • Gender: Male
  • Species: Mule with Quarter horse heritage.
  • Date of Birth: Summer 2012
  • Size: 15hh, 1000lbs.
  • Key Features: Big head and ears, incredibly cute.
  • Coloration: Bay
  • Salsola members may reference:
    • Seeing him…
      • …in the pasture connected to O'Riley's home.
    • Knowing that he…
      • …is friendly, but stubborn.
      • …is used primarily for good transportation.
  • More Information »

Skills & Abilities:

  • Very tough (tougher skin and hooves than a horse)
  • Natural resistance to disease and insects
  • High endurance
  • Rider trained, cart trained

Description:

Sturdy. Big head and ears, skinny legs and tiny hooves. Jonesy has a short mane. He is a very easy-to-read animal, and makes his attitude about things very clear. Incredibly cute.
  • Gear: Jonesy has a saddle that fits him (and would fit another similarly sized animal), along with a blanket, decorative gear, and bags. A sturdy but simplistic leather harness.

Personality:

Smart, stubborn, highly social. Jonesy likes food, working, affection, and mud. He dislikes snakes, biting flies, and noisy birds.

History:

Jonesy was obtained and used by the Salsola Outpost for well over a year.
When O'Riley Eternity came to Portland seeking to return his mother's reindeer, she insisted he take Jonesy in exchange, citing that he would need a reliable pack animal.
Jonesy accompanied O'Riley and Kamari Kaiser on their expedition to the south in 2018.
In late 2020, Jonesy once again traveled south with O'Riley and Kamari. They were further accompanied by Krios Revlis.




5.  Miscellaneous

Trivia
Notes

1 Great Plains Wolf, Tundra Wolf, Interior Alaskan Wolf, Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf, Mackenzie Valley Wolf, Arctic Wolf, Red Wolf

2 Mixed Pastoral Breeds, with high collie influence.

3 Northeastern Coyote


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