Reblin

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Essentials
    2.   1.2  Interaction
    3.   1.3  Gallery
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Traits
  3.   3.  Relationships
  4.   4.  History
    1.   4.1  Threads

By Kiri

Reblin is currently a loner and was formerly a member of Cour des Miracles.

The son of Ayrin, the leader of Viburnum in Trillium Hollow, Reblin was born alongside Torrin to an unwilling mother who largely ignored them both. After they were weaned, the boys were left in the care of their grandmother, who, with help from other pack members, primarily raised and taught them what they needed to know.

Reblin left Trillium Hollow in the winter of 2017 with a dour woman who had visited his birth pack, jumping at the opportunity to join her to Nova Scotia and see the world beyond. He joined Cour des Miracles on March 15th, 2017 and spent the better part of that spring and summer getting acquainted with his new lifestyle and packmates.

As the months and, eventually, the years passed, Reblin climbed the ranks and learned some new trades. Masonry became a point of interest to the young man and he fell into something of an apprenticeship under Harrison Alexander's tutelage. He worked hard to help build Maison du Coeur, the Court's new village, and earned his Mason profession to show for it.

In the spring of 2019, The Tide came into the Court and tragedy befell them once more. Despite his unwillingness to leave, Reblin agreed to do Thyri a favor and saw to it that three important members of her family made it safely to the Court's Outpost near Portland. Once safely there, he returned to Nova Scotia to find that Court had disbanded despite the defeat of their enemy.

Encouraged by Thyri to discover what made him happy and to be his own person, Reblin departed from the area again and made his way up to Biff's Bar, where he hung around for a time, getting drunk and meeting new people. He left for Freetown with a newly-made friend sometime near the end of April 2019.


it's in your head and your heart / and you're too damn scared to start / it's in your mind and your soul / but you just don't know where to go / now you're gone

Overview

Basics

Heritage

Characterization

NPCs

OOC Info

  • Date of Birth: 20th February 2016
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Mate: —
  • Etymology: —
  • Pronunciation: REB-lin
  • Epithet: —
  • cNPC: —
  • Minor NPCs: —

Pack Information

Assumptions and References

Plot Opportunities

  • Pack: Loner
  • Residence: –
  • Rank: –
    • Co-Ranks: –
  • None at this moment.
  • None at this moment.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Essentials

Overview

  • Species: Reblin has the characteristic agouti coloring, muzzle markings, and pale eyebrows common in the high wolf-content side of his Parhelion heritage but the piebald pattern of his coat makes it obvious that there is a larger portion of dog blood in his genes.
  • Fur: His fur is straight, thick, and of average length.
    • Optime Hair: Short and straight. Reblin typically keeps it slicked back, much like this.
  • Facial Features: Reblin has a broad, wolfish muzzle and tall, pointed ears.
  • Build and Size: Solidly built, stocky, and muscular, Rebel's appearance can be intimidating but his friendly expression and loose posture is usually enough to ease any concerns.
    • Lupus: 95 lbs (43 kgs) — 32 in (81.2 cm)
    • Secui: 166 lbs (75.2 kgs) — 43 in (109.2 cm)
    • Optime: 265 lbs (120.2 kgs) — 6 ft 5 in (77 in) (195.5 cm)
  • Humanization: Low. Reblin doesn't wear much in the way of clothing and can easily be found in any of this three forms.

Palette

Eternity (#1F1B0C)
Tobacco Brown (#6D5F3E)
Luxor Gold (#96772C)
Spring Wood (#F2F1E6)
Primrose (#EBE594)
Nero (#090700)

Color Distribution

  • Fur: Primarily Tobacco Brown
  • Markings:
    • Facial markings and dorsal stripe of Eternity
    • Eye markings and extremities of Spring Wood
    • Flecks of Luxor Gold on face and body
  • Eyes: Primrose
  • Optime Hair: Eternity
  • Nose and Pawpads: Nero

1.2  Interaction

Speech

Scent

  • Viburnums, wet earth, and rivers
  • Parhelion
  • Liquor and tobacco

General Posture and Body Language

  • A loose, inviting posture and expressive face.
  • Demonstrative in his body language, often using his eyes, ears, and tail to convey emotions that he does not verbalize.

Quirks, Gestures, Etc.

  • Frequently says things like "But I mean..." and "Yeah, but..." in his manner of speech.
  • Has also taken to talking to himself under his breath.
  • Tends to subtly clench and relax his fists often during interactions.

1.3  Gallery

By Kiri! by Mandi! by Nat! by Jasmae!

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2.  Personality

Nice GuyPlucky Comic ReliefTurn The Other CheekHorrible Judge of CharacterBroken AceDrowning My Sorrows

Silly and immature, Reblin excels at making light of serious situations and being a humorous presence among more dour individuals. A kindhearted soul, Reblin sees the best in everyone which can sometimes get him into trouble when those with dubious morals manage to take advantage of his naivety. Despite the risk of being royally duped, he remains committed to these ideals.

Taking after another, potentially harmful, Parhelion trait, Rebel has the tendency to downplay or downright bury psychological trauma. His tendency towards joking and general debauchery, as well as his his goofy antics and self-deprecating humor, are likely a result of his desire to distract from, and cover up, his feelings.

2.1  Traits

Perspective

  • Outlook: Optimistic.
  • Sociability: Extroverted.
  • Expression: Ebullient. Reblin does not hide his excessive energy and exuberance.
  • Myers-Briggs: ESFP (The Entertainer)
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
Values both personal freedom and adherence to laws
Is not vicious or vindictive, but driven to right injustice
All life is given even-handed treatment
Self-reliance is a cornerstone of a neutral good being's personality
Will never betray a family member, comrade, or friend
Will follow the law unless more good can come from breaking the law

Ideals

  • Likes: Talking, making others laugh, small creatures, wrestling, meeting new people.
  • Dislikes: Being ignored, awkward silences, depressing subjects, flies.
  • Motivations: Helping others, being useful, learning about the world.
  • Fears: Loneliness, rejection, large birds, worthlessness.
  • Spirituality: Largely animistic with some polytheistic ideals. Learn more?

Sexuality

  • Exclusively heterosexual: Has no desire or interest in the same sex.
  • Romantically dense: Reblin has no idea when he's being flirted with.
  • Awkward: Youth and inexperience makes romantic situations awkward.

3.  Relationships

Family Relationships

  • Ayrin: Rebel's biological mother. Due to the nature of their conception, Ayrin all but denies that Reblin and his brother even exist. Through no fault of his own, their relationship is strained and severely lacking in many things but especially maternal affection. Despite Ayrin's behavior towards him, Reblin wants a good relationship with his mother and has tried very hard to make her proud. Unfortunately, his efforts have been in vain. His mother's lack of affection towards him, and his inability to do anything to develop any sort of meaningful bond with her, remains a point of failure and regret that Reblin carries with him to this day.
  • Riev: Ayrin's mate and Reblin's stepmother. Riev is less distant toward Reblin than Ayrin is and has taken it upon herself to teach him and his brother certain things, primarily how to hunt. Rebel likes and respects Riev, though their relationship isn't particularly meaningful.
  • Moongate: Grandmother and guardian. After they were weaned, Reblin and Torrin were largely raised by their grandmother, Moongate, and owe a lot of what they know to her. Moongate's affection is perhaps the closest thing that Rebel has come to maternal love and while he greatly appreciates his grandmother, Rebel recognizes that she is not his mother. The news of her death left a particularly deep wound in his heart.
  • Torrin: Reblin's brother. Because Torrin's personality differs so drastically from his own, the two were never particularly close despite Rebel's efforts to nourish a good relationship with his brother. When Torrin left Viburnum to find a life of his own, Rebel decided to do the same.
  • Milos Parhelion: The uncle that Reblin had never met but had heard all about through stories from his grandmother. After finding out that Thyri knew Milos, and that she was going back home, he immediately jumped at the chance not only to explore the world but also to meet his uncle. They became acquainted with one another in March 2017, but their meeting was awkward and anti-climatic. Reblin hasn't really thought much about his uncle since.

Family Tree: Parhelion

  • Mother: Ayrin
    • Stepmother: Riev
  • Father: Kazimir Drachev
  • Siblings:
    • Littermate: Torrin
    • Younger Step-Siblings: Roevyn, Tsarkin, Vannin (via Riev x Nishan)
  • Extended Family: Rebel's family is small, but widespread, so there are many family members that he is unaware of.
Nieces & Nephews: —
Aunts & Uncles: Milos Parhelion, Nishan, Walker Dupree*, Chousensha Parhelion, Chaska Parhelion*, Sela*
Grandparents:
Maternal: Moongate & Sybin
Paternal: Unknown

Italics indicates an unknown relationship; they may be offboard or the relation is merely uncertain.
* indicates character does not know this person by name.

Major Relationships

  • Thyri Dawnbringer: When the Dawnbringer arrived in Trillium Hollow, Reblin was initially drawn to her because she reminded him of his brother, Torrin, who had recently departed the territory for parts unknown. After getting to know her more, her passion and determination solidified his interest in her and encouraged him to join her in the hope that leaving his homeland would help to better himself.
  • Elle Cormier: Gone are the days when the wind would brush my face
    Gone are the days when you're the wind
    Gone are the days when my heavy heart is worn on my sleeve

4.  History

Unwanted

Viburnum

DurationFebruary 2016 - March 2017
RankPuppy

Reblin was born to Ayrin, the leader of Viburnum in Trillium Hollow, alongside his brother Torrin. An unwilling mother, Ayrin largely ignored them both, doing only the bare minimum for them to ensure that they survived. After they were weaned, the boys were left in the care of their grandmother, Moongate who, with help from other pack members, primarily raised and taught them what they needed to know.

Though he adored his grandmother, Reblin desperately wanted a relationship with his mother and never ceased to do whatever he could to win her affection. Sadly, his attempts were always in vain and, despite his best efforts, Ayrin never awarded either of her sons much more than a passing glance. When he wasn't being ignored by his mother, Reblin oftentimes found himself being picked on and bullied by his brother, Torrin.

But growing up in Viburnum wasn't always so miserable, and Rebel excelled at the hunting lessons taught to him by Moongate and Riev and others within the pack. And, despite all of his hardships, the youth maintained a bright and cheerful disposition. Even after Torrin departed from Viburnum in search of a better future, Reblin managed to quell the growing sense of restlessness within him.

It wasn't until a visitor to the pack, a woman from Nova Scotia by the name of Thyri Dawnbringer, arrived that Reblin's sense of adventure could no longer be reined in. So when Thyri departed again for her homelends, Rebel joined her.

Welcome to the Court of Miracles (Joining - L'hiver de l'Or Terni)

Cour des Miracles

DurationMarch 2017 - February 2018
ResidenceChien Hotel #E1F11
RankRoturier (15 Mar 2017)
Profession

Life in Trillium Hollow, where few residents were capable of shifting and feral culture was the norm, was vastly different from the advanced society of Cour des Miracles. Awed by many aspects of his new life, Reblin spent the better part of the spring and summer of his arrival getting acquainted with his new lifestyle and packmates.

While his knowledge expanded, his enthusiasm to learn more only increased and Reblin began to take a particular interest in Masonry. But before he could pursue much direction in the field, the Court's sense of safety and security was upended when Abigail Sadira's children went missing toward the end of December 2017. Days later, at the start of 2018, the puppies were returned along with a critically wounded King Silvano, flanked by a short woman and several mercenaries. Naming herself the new Queen of Cour des Miracles, Mistral de l'Or denounced Silvano and took over the Court, marking the beginning of L'hiver de l'Or Terni.

Having few ties to the royal family, and no prior loyalties to the history of the Court, Reblin was initially supportive of Mistral's usurpation of the throne and lied low while Thyri and others worked hard to undermine the new Queen's efforts. But after Thyri was violently beaten and her mother murdered by the Queen, Reblin began to see the wickedness of what the woman was doing and shifted his loyalties to the Sadira family.

Once on the side of former royal family, Reblin became a member of Kalypso Savoy's underground rebellion and played a role in the performance that she strategically put on for the Queen. The plan resulted in the capture of Mistral and her confidant (and traitor to the Court), Linden Aatte. He was present for the usurper's execution and Linden's exile from the Court... and the revelation of Kalypso's true identity as Silvano's daughter, and Thyri's half-sister, through Mara Savoy.

With Silvano formally stepping down as King, Kalypso took over the role as leader of Cour des Miracles and a new dawn rose over the Court.

The Dawn of a New Era (Post-L'hiver de l'Or Terni)

Cour des Miracles

DurationFebruary 2018 - April 2019
ResidenceMaison du Coeur #13
Final RankDuc (1 Sep 2018)
ProfessionMason

As the months and, eventually, the years passed, Reblin climbed the ranks and learned some new trades. Masonry became a point of interest to the young man and he fell into something of an apprenticeship under Harrison Alexander's tutelage. He worked hard to help build Maison du Coeur, the Court's new village, and earned his Mason profession to show for it.

In the spring of 2019, The Tide came into the Court and tragedy befell them once more. Despite his unwillingness to leave, Reblin agreed to do Thyri a favor and saw to it that three important members of her family made it safely to the Court's outpost near Portland. Once safely there, he returned to Nova Scotia to find that Court had disbanded despite the defeat of their enemy.

Encouraged by Thyri to discover what made him happy and to be his own person, Reblin departed from the area again and made his way up to Biff's Bar, where he hung around for a time, getting drunk and meeting new people. He left for Freetown with a newly-made friend sometime near the end of April 2019.

Descending into Darkness

Loner

DurationApril 2019 - June 2019

By early May, Reblin arrived in Freetown with his new friend, a smart-talking and expressive young man named Clayton, and fell loosely into the group of ruffians that Clay was a part of. Without getting too involved in the rowdy shenanigans and rough activities that the group – a small, but deeply united, gang of nihilists, misfits, and anarchists – Reblin maintained a friendship with Clayton that extended into allowing him to take refuge among the gang.

During an evening of excessive drinking, Reblin began talking about the Court and the tragedy that had befallen it. Through guided questioning, drunken elaboration, and the power of deduction, the gang discovered that it was Reblin's friends who had killed three of their own: Barry, Vic, and Chip. Outraged and intent on retribution, Clay and others in the gang reacted violently by binding their newfound enemy and holding him captive.

It was impossible to say how long he had truly been held against his will in that dark, damp prison, but, with the frequent beatings and the endless torment, it had felt like an eternity to him. And then a woman, someone he remembered as a member of the gang, came to him one evening with the intention of setting him free. But, weak from undernourishment and countless soft tissue injuries, it was clear that their escape would be neither easy nor fast.

Prepared for the worst, but hoping for the best, Elle freed Reblin from his bindings and helped him out of his prison and onto the road to freedom. But their efforts were discovered and, out in the open air of Freetown, a scuffle ensued between the pair and a few members of the gang. A crowd gathered, its viewers either genuinely curious of the noise or eager for a taste of brutality, as the two fugitives attempted to fend off their attackers. At some point in the fray, a child found itself in the midst of the frenzy and, blinded by a primal need to survive, Reblin struck the child down with a swipe of brandished claws.

In the ensuing chaos, with sounds of the crying child ringing in his ears, Reblin and Elle managed to slip away and leave Freetown behind them.

An Unhappy Reunion

Viburnum

DurationJune 2019 - July 2019
RankVisitor

Unable (and unwilling) to return to the Freetown gang, Elle agreed to help Reblin escape to the place of his birth, a pocket of paradise called Trillium Hollow. Despite being exhausted from their fight, and worn thin by the fear of being found by their assailants, the pair pushed themselves to put as much distance between them and Freetown as possible. They eventually made it to Trillium Hollow in the middle of June, and sought refuge in Reblin's mother's pack, Viburnum.

It was Ayrin herself who met the fugitives as her borders and, after an uncomfortable period of time where she regarded the two of them with unapologetic disdain, she hesitantly allowed them temporary asylum within her pack.

Able to begin recovering from his physical trauma and the weeks of endless travel, Reblin's condition improved quickly once he was back in the territory of his birth. But tension seemed to loom wherever he went, and when he learned that his grandmother – the sole member of his family to express any sort of affection towards him – had died months earlier, his sense of confidence and security began to wane.

Encouraged by the addition of his step-siblings, born to his uncle and his mother's mate, Riev, as well as his near-death experience, Reblin felt compelled to double down on his efforts to mend his poor relationship with his mother. But Ayrin continued to wall him out of her heart, eventually lashing out by revealing the unpleasant truth of their conception: how he and Torrin were nothing but a product of rape. Like floodwaters cresting a river and spilling uncontrollably, a torrent of truth continued from his mother's mouth. She revealed how they had never been wanted, how they would never would be accepted, and how, so far as she was concerned, the only children she had were those born to her mate.

Dejected and somber, Reblin continued his recovery in relative seclusion, with only Elle willing to provide him with a friendly face. Near the end of July, once they had regained their strength, the pair departed from Viburnum on a quest to find Elle's brother.

One is the Loneliest Number

Loner

DurationJuly 2019 - Present

In the weeks that followed their departure from Trillium Hollow, the two travelers largely meandered, fortifying their friendship as they sought out vague leads for Fionnlagh's whereabouts. But the longer they stuck together, the more Reblin's fondness towards Elle began to grow, his feelings evolving from grateful amity to deep adoration. To his shameless surprise, these feelings were reciprocated and the pair began an initially awkward, but increasingly tender, relationship.

Reblin found himself falling hard for Elle. After all the hardships and miseries and agonies from the past several months, he thought of her as the one good thing to come out of it all and his desire to demonstrate his devotion to her reigned strong. But for Elle, whose primary models of relationships were anything but committed, their courtship began to feel suffocating and the initial intensity of it began to ebb.

Sensing something was wrong, but unwilling to come to grips with what it could be, Reblin increased his efforts to prove his fidelity to Elle. But in an unfortunate twist of fate, this only served to push her further away and, at the beginning of October, she initiated an end to their relationship.

Unable to return to the friendship that they had fostered before exploring more intimate depths, Elle departed from their camp one unfairly beautiful autumn day, taking all of her belongings with her. She never returned. Abandoned, Reblin found himself rejected and alone once more. Without an initiative to drive him or a sense of direction to guide him, he found himself afloat in a sea of bitterness and disenchantment.

After spending weeks meandering on his own, getting intoxicated whenever he could while his feelings of self-hate billowed with every stupid choice he made, Reblin began to make his way back towards Nova Scotia and more familiar lands.

4.1  Threads

2017

March

  1. cNPC I will leave my ways on the coldest days
    Saint Croix Highlands with Thyri Dawnbringer and Shade. Not long after arriving in 'Souls, Thyri and Reblin meet a woman. After learning a little more about her, Thyri teaches her self-defense.
  2. cNPC Be the song
    Grand Lake with Thyri Dawnbringer and Auguste Aston. After a brief stop to pick up Merlin's donkey from Krokar, the pair continue through 'Souls towards Cour des Miracles. While near Vinátta, Thyri reunites with a friend and former pack mate.
  3. cNPC I could possibly be fading
    Amherst with Thyri Dawnbringer and Ascher Stormbringer. While stopped in Amherst so Reblin can explore the ruins, Thyri cooks a hare and attracts the attention of a familiar face: her uncle Ascher.
  4. cNPC I am afraid of disintegration
    Cobequid Foothills with Thyri Dawnbringer and Acacia. Hurrying past Prince Edward Island, Thyri guides Baldr too far and the companions end up in the Western Tangles. On their way back to cross the mountain, they happen upon a confident youth.
  5. cNPC Mother, father I'm underwater
    [Joining Thread] Cour des Miracles with Thyri Dawnbringer and Shiloh Dawnbringer. Finally at their destination, Thyri instructs Reblin to clean up before they approach the boarders but they are met prematurely by Thyri's mother, Shiloh.

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