Octavius Poer de Angelo

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Miscellaneous
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family
    2.   3.2  Relations
  4.   4.  Skills and Inventory
    1.   4.1  Abilities
    2.   4.2  Weaknesses
    3.   4.3  Inventory
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Thread Archive

Octavius Poer de Angelo is the son of Naniko D'Angelo and Barrett Poer de Aika XIII, born in Anathema.

He left Nova Scotia in early adulthood, befriending Jefferson Soul as his mentor, but returned one year later to fulfill a pact made with brothers Severus and Judas. Quickly, he pledged himself to Judas -- and defended the man from accusations of (very real) terrible deeds. However, Octy's denial could not protect him from the truth, or Judas from justice at a victim's parent's hands.

After Judas' death, Octavius wandered without purpose before helping found a new pack in the north, Krokar. He remained with the nascent pack for nearly a year, serving as one of its defenders, before parting ways with his new family to seek adventure elsewhere. He acted as a guardian and companion for both Atalanta Kartal and Myrkr Stormbringer, until eventually he came across Old Ironsides, a depot of his pack. Feeling the effects of arthritis and other complications from his gigantism, Octavius decided to stay with them and at last settle down. He acts as a friendly guard, tutoring others in basic skills and keeping spirits high.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: 1 August 2011
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Pack: Loner
  • Rank: --
  • cNPC: --
  • Minor NPCs:
    • --

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Octavius looks purebred despite a small percentage of non-wolf blood. He especially pulls from his Mackenzie Valley wolf heritage.
  • Fur: He has thick, shaggy fur that hides some of the finer details of the body sculpted underneath.
    • Optime Hair: His shaggy white mane is beginning to grow out, often tamed into a ponytail.
  • Facial Features: Arguably handsome, in a very typically masculine sense. He has a very strong jawline, with a lot of muscle to power a deadly bite.
  • Build and Size: Octavius is massive, well enough over the average to be called a giant. He is burly and muscular, with broad shoulders and thick limbs that easily carry his substantial weight.
  • Humanization: A little -- Octavius does not wear much but carries himself a little more humanized.

Coloration

  • Eyes: Guardsman Red
  • Fur: Octavius is completely White without markings.
  • Optime Hair: White

Palette

White (#FFFFFF)
Guardsman Red (#BA0101)

1.2  Miscellaneous

Scars

  • Two slashes on right side of chest, one below the other
  • Minor nicks and scars hidden by fur

Accessories

  • Ponytail-holder with red and blue bead attached
  • Red beaded necklace with a large bear tooth pendant

Forms

Lupus

100 lbs (45 kg) — 38 in (95 cm)

Octavius is a large and muscular, if plain, wolf. He shows none of his hybrid blood.

Secui

235 lbs (106 kg) — 45 in (114 cm)

His Secui form is more burly, though his definition is hidden by thick, coarse fur and shaggy mane.

Optime

285 lbs (111 kg) — 7ft 6in (90 in) (228 cm)

Octavius is a giant, with broad shoulders and well-toned, intimidating body.

Interaction

  • Speech: Octavius has a deep, booming voice -- but he often struggles to find the right word and occasionally has slurring speech.
  • Scent: Krokar, caribou, forests, rivers, fish
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Since his speech problems began, Octavius took up miming words and so largely talks with his hands.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Octavius has friendly, open, and submissive posture, conscious of his size. He doesn't usually use his size unless provoked -- in which case he will stand tall and puff up as a threat.

Images

2.  Personality

  • Friendly, Exuberant, Kind:
    • There's no doubt that Octavius is a good friend to have, especially considering the swiftness with which he makes them. Willing to fight for the underdog, he constantly seeks to find the best in people, refuses to hold grudges, and forgives easily, sometimes even to a fault. Audacious and jolly, a good sport with a sense of humor, he oozes a nonthreatening kind of charisma.
    • He truly is a gentle giant, willing to die to protect those he loves, and tending to the small with utmost kindness. He has a powerful paternal instinct and dotes on the young around him, whether they're a caribou calf or a pup, and often uses his supporting nature to care for those who have lost their way.
  • Bright and... Not Bright:
    • Octavius has the uncanny ability to replicate and "master" new skills shown to him, in a very short amount of time. The trade-off is that this skill is shallow; while he can copy processes, he doesn't understand the basics. He's a jack of all trades, master of none, and still has yet to discover -- beyond fighting -- anything that he can hone to a greater ability.
    • Octavius is not a thinker. Though strong, versatile and talented, the white wolf rarely relies on his intellect, and is quicker to act on reflex than consider a situation thoroughly. When faced with an enemy, his reaction goes without question: Octavius can come across as shallow, ingenuine and altogether daft in his efforts to appease and appreciate those around him.
  • After being drugged with a stimulant by a pair of traders, Octavius' overly trusting nature has taken a blow. He is slightly more wary of the world around him, though not yet jaded. He's accepted that there are bad people in the world who will hurt others for no reason. His worry now is that he's too stupid and gullible to be of use to his pack, and so his self-esteem has suffered a blow.

2.1  Ideals

Traits

  • Outlook: Optimistic
  • Sociability: Extroverted -- to the point of depression if left alone too long.
  • Expression: Submissive
  • Alignment: Neutral Good

Motivations

  • Redemption -- proving that he's a good person
  • Making friends, protecting loved ones, finding a new family

Fears

  • Mistaken for Evil: Octavius fears being seen as the bad guy. After "screwing up" by protecting Judas, Oct doesn't want to be seen as evil or aiding evil, leading to desperate efforts to apologize as well as feeling hurt if accused.
  • Failure: Oct doesn't want to fail to protect his loved ones ever again.

Interests

  • Likes: Extroversion, family, displays of affection, jokes, wrestling, girls, snow
  • Dislikes: Cruelty, lack of humor, small doorways

Biases

  • Family: Octavius is strongly motivated by taking care of his family, and so often he thinks that family can do no wrong. He feels an instantaneous (albeit probably imagined) connection with family members -- though very distant family a little less so.
  • Gender: Octy is generally kinder and gentler toward women, attempting to be respectful but easily interpreted as misogynistic!

Sexuality

  • Heterosexual
  • Octavius is a shameless flirt, though largely harmless. His intentions are usually friendly rather than sexual, and his interest in others is expressed almost as a joke. He doesn't take himself too seriously in the romance department, and he doesn't feel like he's entitled to feminine company.
  • In spite of all this, Octy is motivated by the thought of settling down with a mate.

Substances

  • Casual and social user only
  • Honestly dislikes substances on their own -- easily prompted to "share," however

Spiritually

  • Open-minded and unconcerned about religion.
  • Octy has forgotten or ignored most of the religious beliefs of old Anathema, and so they have little bearing on his life. He tends to just "go with it" and believe others when they speak of their own religious beliefs and experiences.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family

3.2  Relations

Key Relations

  • Judas Poer de Aika XIII was Octavius' younger brother whom he pledged to protect. Manipulative and infamous, Judas was (rightfully) accused of many horrors which Oct attempted to defend him from -- including taking a poisonous blade meant for his sibling. At long last, Judas was killed, and Octavius realized just what sort of creature he'd been protecting.
  • Farina vin Haki is his very good muscle frand. They do cool friend stuff like talk and hunt and beat the shit out of each other. She's such a great friend she makes Octy feel lightheaded and sweaty-palmed when she smiles at him! Awww.

Positive Relations

  • Jefferson Soul was a paternal figure for Octavius, his mentor for a good portion of his life. Oct misses the grumpy old man.

Neutral / Negative

  • Severus Poer de Angelo is Octavius' remaining brother. Though they were not close, Octavius loved Severus as family -- but when Severus neglected to show up and help Judas in his final months, Octavius wondered if Sev abandoned them. He feels betrayed.
  • Naniko D'Angelo is Octavius' mother, though after the triplets left the pack they were never to see Naniko again. Octavius is left only with memories, which include his mother doting on him and being cruel to Judas.

Minor Relations

  • Sex: Unnamed NPCs
  • Friendly: AniWaya

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities

  • Octavius is skilled at unarmed combat and excels at a kicking technique taught to him by Jefferson. When he isn't kicking, he tends to throw his weight around and grapple foes; he's more of a bruise-and-break than make-'em-'bleed kind of guy. He definitely takes advantage of his large size, which allows him to absorb quite a few blows, too.
  • At odds with his daft nature, Octy is a quick study and can learn new skills in record time -- whether it's playing an instrument, patching a wound the right way, or carving something from wood. However, his knowledge is rather shallow, and so he isn't going to become a master musician, healer, and carver; it takes a great teacher and a lot of practice to master something. He's truly a "jack of all trades, master of none."
  • Octavius' giant size lends him insane strength; he's acted as pack mule, bulldozer, unyielding mountain. He uses his height to intimidate when he'd rather not fight, puffing up and standing tall to convince an attacker that they probably shouldn't try to attack the big guy.

4.2  Weaknesses

  • Octavius is overly optimistic with regards to life. He sees the best in everyone and so he doesn't spare a thought toward any ulterior motives others might have (though he fights if outright provoked). He's gullible, trusting others and giving them several second chances. He likes to think that everything will work out, so he doesn't bother thinking ahead.
  • He's also not too bright and can be called lazy as well as rash. He doesn't look before he leaps, often missing warning signs that would drive a wise wolf away. He's had life handed to him on a plate in his youth, and so he doesn't bother to learn much from his mistakes unless they're particularly dangerous. He often comes across as clueless, as well as shirking actual deep thought; he avoids any deep mental conflict as long as he can.
  • He suffered some minor brain damage as a result of his poisoning -- this mostly affects speech and memories. He has difficulties getting his point across when he struggles to find the right word for a situation, and his gaps in memory can cause confusion even if they are often small and short-lived.
  • His giant size is as much a liability as it is an asset. He's slow-moving, with poor endurance, and he needs to eat far more than the average wolf due to his metabolism. The human world was not built for giants, and so he has difficulty maneuvering through doorways and can't fit in places, let alone handle small or delicate objects. On a far more serious note, his size will affect his health as he ages; he's prone to die sooner than most Luperci, as well as develop joint problems.

4.3  Inventory

Trade

Octavius does not currently trade.

  • Offering: ---
  • Accepting: ---

Items

  • No

5.  History

Octavius was born into Anathema to Naniko D'Angelo, the pack's leader at the time, and Barrett Poer de Aika XIII, a loner, in August 2011. He was the eldest of a litter of three brothers, and decidedly Naniko's favorite; he was comparatively cherished and spoiled. His youngest brother, Judas, was not so fortunate; Naniko thought the runt was possessed by a demon and locked him in a birdcage, with Octavius and brother Severus helpless witnesses to the abuse. Despite it, the three brothers formed a considerable partnership, watching each others' backs when possible.

In March 2012, the brothers underwent the Anatheman coming-of-age ceremony called the Rast. Octavius presented a raccoon sacrifice, representing "sharp intelligence and resourcefulness" -- a prediction which didn't quite come to pass due to Octy's laziness and his mother's coddling.

Shortly thereafter, the trio decided to leave Anathema. They went as one group but to separate destinations -- Judas to seek worldly knowledge and Severus to seek freedom. Unbeknownst to his brothers, Octavius did not leave the vicinity of Nova Scotia until young adulthood, when he finally strayed in search of adventure and experience.

Octavius sought out one with life experience -- and found it in, of all people, Jefferson Soul. Jefferson, having recently stepped down from his longtime position as leader of Phoenix Valley, committed himself to a solitary life near Quebec, where Octavius found his one-man settlement. Expectedly, the grumpy codger wanted nothing to do with the boy but, with Octavius both spoiled stupid and far too young to be fending for himself, the scarred man took him begrudgingly under his wing.

Jefferson handed down what he could teach the boy, including how to fight, and the two formed a friendship. In the aging Jefferson, Octavius found valuable experience and a depth of character (though a grumpy one), and came to admire the ex-leader, viewing him as a father figure in the stead of Barrett, who had been absent much of his childhood.

Octavius remained with Jefferson for over a year before setting off on his own again, this time straying closer to the territory from which he came, knowing well his brothers had also agreed to return.

5.1  Thread Archive

2013 Threads

November

  1. Past Time to Go
    Octavius must leave his Quebec home -- and Jefferson -- to fulfill his pact.
  2. Autumn is Falling Down Again Out of This Blue Sunday Dream
    Octavius meets Gehenna Asylum at The Outpost.

December

  1. We All Got Wings and Know How to Fly
    Octavius comes across a hunter and her pair of lynxes.
  2. Salvation Under My Breath
    Octavius and Everly Skyfall playfully flirt. They hit it off, but part ways before things get too heated.

December (cont.)

  1. Down On Luck Tonight
    Octavius rescues Genova Mal from a manhole then helps her find a sled for her ill companion.
  2. Times Walk From You Like Some Passing Afternoon
    Octavius reunites with his brother, Judas. He learns about the change in Anathema's leadership, and pledges his loyalty and desire to protect Judas.
  3. Happy Hotel
    Octavius finds a home in an old hotel.

2014 Threads

January

  1. Sareureuk
    Octavius befriends Bastille after mistaking him for a woman.
  2. Show Me a Sign
    Octavius chats amicably with Nathaniel King.
  3. Fall, Don't Stumble
    Lyris Stryder helps Octavius bring down a moose; they chat as they eat.
  4. Radical Notion
    Octavius interrupts Nate-River Silvertooth's violin practice.
  5. I Don't Keep Friends, I Keep Acquainted
    Octavius meets two loners in the public gardens: the grumpy Basil Butler and his friendlier companion, Kofei McGreggor.
  6. [M] A Grand Beginning and an Abrupt End
    Octavius meets Elleen Perowyn, a naive loner.
  7. Sleepwalker, Don't Be Shy
    Octavius reunites with Genova Mal, only to learn she was tortured by a loner—who fits Judas' description! Oct turns against his friend, calling her a liar.
  8. Things that Drift Away like Our Endless, Numbered Days
    Octavius brings news of the new allegations to a calm Judas and renews his pledge loyalty to him.

February

  1. [M] Lies the Snake in My Disgrace
    Octavius attempts to fight off Skye Collins and Micah Lykoi when they search for Judas.
  2. Nothing to Spoil This Day
    Octavius threatens Svasra for a meal. They scuffle, and Oct manages to lighten her load of food.
  3. Beyond City Limits
    Octavius grumpily accosts Cal Gerrido before becoming ashamed of his mood, and helping the AniWayan hunt.

March

  1. Say 'Hi', Shadow
    Octavius meets loner Maluka and suggests she join AniWaya.
  2. And That's Where the Beginning of the End Begun
    Octavius reunites with his mother's friend Grace D'Angelo.
  3. Treasure Maps, Fallen Trees
    Octavius meets Noayak Nutaraq.

April

  1. [M] Dream of a Normal Death
    When Lokr Revlis seeks to kill Judas, Octavius defends his brother. He is poisoned by one of Lokr's blades even as he runs the man off.
  2. Sinner and the Saint, Bandage and the Blade
    Judas Poer de Aika XIII tends to a delirious Octavius after the poisoning. The suffering Oct asks Judas if he did the atrocious things he was accused of, but Judas dodges the question and Oct succumbs to unconsciousness.

May

  1. [M] Reckon They'll Be Coming Soon (Preacherman's Coming for You)
    Judas( Poer de Aika XIII is attacked by Wraith Creed under Tayui Aston's guidance. Octavius arrives too late to save his life.

June

  1. We Found Your Name across the Chapel Door (Carved in Cursive with a Table Fork)
    Octavius seeks solitude in a church. Farina vin Haki finds him weeping -- and cheers him up.
  2. Mudslingers
    Octavius wins August Cormier's gratitude by saving his owl companion.
  3. Days Are Just Drops in the River to Be Lost Always
    Octavius meets others around the camp of settlers led by August and Lucille.
  4. The Haze and Roads Forgotten
    Octavius and Farina vin Haki meet again, discussing loners and sculptures. When the subjects darken, they spar to make the encounter lighthearted again. Following a draw, they part ways as better friends.
  5. When the Sun Breaks Free as a Giant Torn from the Clouds
    Octavius tries to help brewer Aindrea Donovan with his equipment.
  6. The Beginning
    The river settlers decide to make the territory their new, permanent home as a group.

July

  1. I Struggle to Find Any Truth in Your Lies
    Octavius helps Gaius Faustus take down a buck.
  2. Corner Stone
    Octavius and Artemis Nightclaw work together to get foundation stones.
  3. Ruffle the Fur of the Collie 'Neath the Table
    Octavius and Theon Russo help Hazel herd the caribou.
  4. In My Haste I Draw My Weapon, Designing Your Final Lesson
    Octavius bumps into Skye Collins and tries to convince her he's not a threat.
  5. Drifting for so Long
    Octavius drives off a rather tricky trespasser, Ashyra Umbren.

August

  1. In the Whitest Water on the Bank against the Stone
    Octavius deals with a tricky fox while fishing.
  2. All Is Silent but the Fluttering Door
    Octavius and August Cormier address a pair of trespassers who feel their home was taken from them.
  3. Just as the Sand Made Everything Round
    Octavius teaches Lucille a little about fighting.
  4. I Hear It's Mighty Free
    Octavius meets a loner, Ronit.
  5. Tearing Open the Veil
    A small loner, Gethsemane Aika trespasses into Krokar territory. Octavius confronts her, but learns that she is his niece. They part ways, Octy overjoyed and Nina uncertain what to think.

September

  1. Did the Wine Make Her Dream
    Octavius and Carya Aston have a tipsy conversation about trading and packs and crushes.
  2. It's a River Where the Children Go
    Octavius and Semini discover just how hard it is to sit in a canoe.
  3. Great-Hearted Eurymedon, Who Once Was King over the Giants
    Octavius comes across a loner, Atalanta Kartal, caught in a rockfall. Ascher and Orvar Stormbringer help splint her broken arm, and Octy carries her back to Krokar.
  4. I Was Just Busy Watching Everyone Go By
    Octavius meets Tolbin Milos Parhelion, his companion, and their goat.
  5. Get Lost and Then Get Found or Swallowed in the Sea
    Octavius meets a loner, Octavia, playing in the ocean.
  6. Searching the Ruins
    Octavius escorts Lucille and Semini as they explore an old church.
  7. Four Hundred Days Have Passed since I've Heard from You Last
    Octavius travels to AniWaya and meets Claudius Aston, who informs Octy that his friends there have disappeared.

October

  1. Caribou Care for Beginners
    Lucille and Taseko teach Octavius a little about the caribou.

November

  1. Scavenging Soul
    Octavius and Eliza Cormier find a gem in the sand of the beach.
  2. Just Whistling a Tune
    Octavius assists Dylan with wood-chopping.
  3. Splish Splash - I Guess I'm Taking a Bath
    Vidar falls into a river, and Octavius saves him.
  4. The Trail the Youthful Poet Followed by Sluggish Lethe May Be Swallowed
    Artemis Nightclaw listens as Atalanta tells her a story of her namesake god.

December

  1. Winter Turns All the Summer's Love to Grey
    Octavius, Milos, Sorcha, and Atalanta decorate Fiskebyn.
  2. Soft-hearted Beasties
    Octavius is introduced to August Cormier's caribou, Magnolia. Gus and Taseko tell Octy that after all his hard work they'll let him help raise a new calf; Octy is touched.
  3. I'm Not Afraid to Be Alone in This World
    Octavius confronts the bratty Laufey Revlis on the borders.
  4. I Turned to Walk the Frozen Ground Alone
    Octavius meets the (literally) colorful Catrioni Flanagan.
  5. To See Results You Must Be Dedicated
    Octavius helps train Vidar in hand-to-hand combat.

2015 Threads

January

  1. [M] At the Back of the Hotel Downtown, Blood on the Side of His Mouth
    Octavius meets a pair of traders, Marlowe and Campion (known as Gabriel and Yaqum), near The Outpost. They share some of their weed with him -- but a stimulant in the drug causes Octy to grow violent and paranoid. He attacks Marlowe, but Atalanta shows up before they can kill Octavius, driving them away.
  2. When You've Got the Evil Eye and Unconsciously Growl
    An injured, paranoid and drugged Octavius finally makes it back to Krokar, where Lucille and Semini help him.
  3. A Diamond in the Hand
    Storm Cormier gets into some trouble with some loners, running to Octy for help.
  4. Can She Build It? Yes She Can!
    Octavius offers to help Gunslinger Russo with her building projects.