Rurik Ivanov

Rurik was born to Sasha and Nikolai Ivanov on the boat ride to 'Souls during their escape from their homeland of Russia due to a multi-pack war that had broken out and threatened to destroy all of the packs involved. They were joined by a close family friend named Anton Yakov, who would later become his mentor and father figure when his real father returned to their homeland to attempt to quell the violence. His mother died giving birth, and he was the sole survivor of a litter of 6 due to the harsh conditions aboard the ship during the ride over. Through some trials and hellfire, he's made it to Casa di Cavalieri.

Rurik Ivanov

by Nat

Player

Rath

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Basics

Date of Birth

12 January 2010

Gender

Male

Heritage

Birth Place

Middle of the Atlantic, on a boat.

Species

Wolf

100% Canis lupus (Wolf)

Subspecies

20.5% Tundra Wolf
34.5% Common Gray Wolf
46% Russian Wolf

Luperci

Ortus

Current

Mate Veri Secanti
Pack Casa di Cavalieri
Rank Second Cadet

Theme Songs

Drunk Drink-Alestorm Hangover - Alestorm
Fighting [[
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Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Coloration
    2.   1.2  Forms
    3.   1.3  Other
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Demeanor
    2.   2.2  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Key Relations
    2.   3.2  Family: Families, Families, and Families
    3.   3.3  Minor Relations
    4.   3.4  Former Relations
  4.   4.  Interaction
    1.   4.1  Residence
    2.   4.2  NPCs
    3.   4.3  Abilities
    4.   4.4  Inventory
  5.   5.  Achievements
  6.   6.  History
    1.   6.1  Timeline
    2.   6.2  Threads

1.  Appearance

Medium length coarse straight fur, with the exception of the fur on his head when in Optime which is long and messy most of the time. He stands at a towering 6 feet and 11 inches in optime (2.1 meters) and weighs in at 260lb (117Kg) with mostly lean muscle. He favors optime due to the increased dexterity and usually only ends up in lupus after a night of heavy drinking. He does his best to stay out of secui form, finding it too large and over bearing for his liking. In lupus he weighs 146lb soaking wet and stands 27 inches at the shoulder, 41 inches nose to tail tip. All forms of Rurik's fur carry the typical multigrey tone and overall texture of the grey wolf.

When going about the pack he is relaxed and laid back, happy to exude the disguise of the drunk they all consider him to be. Most of the time he's not nearly as drunk as he seems. When actually sober he can be decent company, if not a little awkward. When his presence is required at a pack meeting, or any formal event, then he could clean up fairly well.

1.1  Coloration

Go to name that color!

  • Optime Hair: Nero (#140600)
  • Eyes: Right one Silver Sand (#BFC1C2), left Red (#FF0000)
  • Fur:
    • Primarily Nero (#140600) with Gray (#808080) along his sides
    • Lighter White (#FFFFFF) on underside

1.2  Forms

Lupus

Secui

Optime (preferred)

146 lbs (66 kg)
27 in (69 cm)

260 lbs (117 kg)
40 in (102 cm)

200 lbs (91 kg)
6ft 11in (83 in) (211 cm)

Not used very often except maybe for travel.

Also not used very often, mostly for hunting or fighting in the more feral style.

This is used every day and what he's most comfortable in. His mane is unkempt and long down his back, he does little to style it. It falls in his eyes sometimes.

1.3  Other

Modifications

  • Piercings: None.
  • Tattoos: None.
  • Scars:
    • Down his left eye that turned his iris red. It runs down his neck to his shoulder before jerking down onto his shoulder blade.
    • Another that runs down his abdomen to his nether regions.
    • Multiple whip scars across his back that are mostly hidden by his fur or a shirt he wears.
    • His right ear is a bit ragged, like someone tried to bite it off.

Accessories

  • His mother's necklace he wears at all times.
  • A bronze bracelet, although he doesn't wear it as consistently,

Clothes

He has no real wardrobe, just multiple shirts and pants of the same style that he'll throw on if he feels the need to. He also has a cloak of his own that he uses on occasion or if it's a little chilly.

2.  Personality

A brief (2-3 paragraphs) personality description goes here. It'd probably be best to write this last, since you should pull key traits out of the rest of your information and then put it here. This section is good to stick in your forum profile as their "Personality" section.

2.1  Demeanor

A few bullet points, quirks, and other information might go here.

2.2  Ideals

Interests

  • Likes: A list of single or few-worded interests: e.g., horses, animal husbandry, leather-working, hunting, howling, running, jumping, playing, begetting a vast number of progeny, etc.
  • Dislikes: A list of single or few-worded dislikes

Traits

Anxious, dramatic, hot-headed, controlling

  • Outlook: Optimistic/pessimistic?
  • Expression: Extroverted/introverted, dominant/submissive?
  • Alignment: True neutral

Fears

  • Failure, mockery, powerlessness

Motivations

  • Power, control, progeny

Biases

  • Packs: If your character has a bias against a pack?
  • Species: If your character hates coyotes, Inferni haets u right back. :'(
  • Non-Luperci: Maybe your character thinks Luperci are really scary, or maybe they think non-Luperci are ignorant backwater hicks. YOU DECIDE.
  • Gender: Maybe your character is a misogynist or maybe they're really frightened of men!
  • Color: Maybe your character hates wolves with white coats, or maybe they hate wolves with blue eyes.
  • Sexuality: Maybe your character rejects anything but a m/f monogamous relationship as dirty and unclean.
  • Age: Maybe your character thinks old people are totally useless, or maybe they think children are just adorable and can do no wrong.

Sexuality

Describe your character's sexuality here -- sexual orientation (e.g., heterosexual) isn't enough of a descriptor, by the way! How about their libido (their desire for sexual activity)? How promiscuous are they? Are they monogamous or polygamous? How do they go about obtaining sexual partners (are they a nervous approacher, or a giant flirt)?

Substances

What substances has your character tried? Are they highly experimental or not at all inclined to try? Do they have an opinion on those who do indulge in "illicit" substances?

Spirituality

Describe your character's spirituality. What do they believe? Do they believe in (a) higher power(s)? Do they perform rituals? What do they believe after death? Do they have a creation myth? Maybe this section is long enough to require more space.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Key Relations

  • Characters: Here is where you might describe especially important family members (e.g., if your character has a close, competitive relationship with a sibling, describe it here) or friendships or whatever else.

3.2  Family: Families, Families, and Families

  • Mother: Sasha
  • Father: Nikolai
  • Siblings: Unnamed x5
  • Mate: Veri Secanti
  • Children: Adopted son; Damon, step daughter; Isobel, son; Alaric
  • Extended: Here is where you might describe their extended family, if necessary. This template is formatted to include only nuclear family -- why repeat all of a character's possible relations when it's a list of 100+ characters in some instances? :| Easier to link to family pages, says Sie.

3.3  Minor Relations

  • You might want to just keep a simple list of characters your character has encountered, or you might want to describe them, or whatever.

3.4  Former Relations

  • Dead and inactive characters should go here.

4.  Interaction

  • Speech: What does your character sound like?
  • Scent: What does your character smell like?

4.1  Residence

  • Describe their residence here.

4.2  NPCs

Name

  • Species:
  • Age and DOB:
  • Description:
  • Personality:

Note: you can find a template for all your NPCs here. For brevity's sake, this larger template only includes basic information regarding NPCs.

4.3  Abilities

Strengths

  • Skill (Dabbler/Apprentice/Journeyman/Master): Describe the skill here -- how was it learned? How good are they?

Weaknesses

  • Character is prone to weakness. Describe the weakness here -- how does it affect your character? How bad is it?

4.4  Inventory

Trade

Describe your character's trading here -- are they open for lots of trade? Where can others seek them out to trade? Are there any "caveats" about trading with your character (e.g., is your character a slimeball looking to screw everyone over -- HI ERIS)?

  • Offering: Things your character can offer.
  • Accepting: Things your character wants.

Items

Category of Things

  • Your character has a thing.
  • Your character has a thing.

Category of Things

  • Your character has a thing.
  • Your character has a thing.
  • Your character has a thing.

5.  Achievements

Pack Game

Go get your Pack Game template and put it here; else delete this section.

Catacombs

Go get your Catacombs and put it here; else delete this section.

6.  History

Brief (1-3 paragraphs, sparsely detailed) overview of character history. Sie likes to repeat this section in the character's forum profile, since it's the shortest and easiest to parse for someone just browsin' over the forum profile.

6.1  Timeline

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  • Month: This section is most useful for detailing what happened before your character came to 'Souls, since that is not included in the lower thread archive section. Some players choose to continue their timeline history with important events from the thread archive while other players are content to use this section solely as a "before 'Souls" section.

6.2  Threads

YYYY

  1. [M] (NPC) [1] (DD Mon)
    AREA, with CHARACTER. Example of mature thread where your character was an NPC.
  2. (NPC) [2] (DD Mon)
    AREA, with CHARACTER. Example of thread where your character was an NPC.
  3. [3] (DD Mon)
    AREA, with CHARACTER. Example of regular thread.

YYYY

  1. [4] (DD Mon)
    AREA, with CHARACTER. Example of how to re-start numbering following section break.

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