Saut Asylum


by Yzz

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Miscellaneous
  2.   2.  Interaction
  3.   3.  Personality
    1.   3.1  Demeanor
    2.   3.2  Ideals
    3.   3.3  Abilities
  4.   4.  Relationships
    1.   4.1  Key Relations
    2.   4.2  Family: Lykoi, Eternity & Kimaris & Rhiannon
    3.   4.3  Other Relations
    4.   4.4  Residence
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Thread Archive

Saut Asylum (S-OH UHs-eye-luhm) is the unfortunate son of Svasra and Gehenna Asylum, born of a true-love-turned-nightmare tryst. Awkward teenager Gehenna falls head over heals for Svasra, and although the pair started off as the most saccharine sweet love-fest, it quickly soured when Svasra discovered her pregnancy. Left to deal with it on her own in Salsola, as soon as Saut was born she promptly took him to Inferni and dumped him on Gehenna. Gehenna, in turn, dumped him on his great grandmother Kaena Lykoi and half-sister Myrika Tears.


Saut is currently ranked Sciens in Inferni. Following the descent of the meteor and the death Kaena in the spring, he undergoes swift changes to his personality and mental state.


Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

Player Info

  • Family: Lykoi
  • Birthplace: Salsola
  • Name Meaning:
    • First Name: Jump (French)
    • Last Name: The protection granted by a nation to a political refugee (Greek)
  • Nicknames: "-"
  • Pronunciation: ''S-OH UHs-eye-luhm'
  • Epithet: The Liminal Man
Jackdaw (Male)
  • Species: Wolfdog
  • Description: Violin-playing creep.
Claptrap (Female)
  • Species: Raven
  • Description: Sweet; hard of hearing.

Pack Information

OOC Assumptions

Co-rank: Pathmaster, Hornblower

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

  • Seeing Saut with Sinech or by himself around/in the D'Neville Mansion.
  • Saut hanging out around the borders in Lupus form.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • General

Although Saut is primarily wolf and dog, he is heavily hybridized: both of his parents are mixed species. All elements of his breeding are apparent in his appearance. His wolfish blood shows in his size and bearing, his dog heritage gives him his lanky build and elongated features, and his coyote heritage gives him overlarge ears with a slender, delicate nose. Parts of Saut's fur are strangely long and silky. Some parts are curly, especially around his neck. His elbows an haunches are feathered, though not exceptionally long. His tail, however, is magnificently long and silky-furred. Otherwise, he has the thick, double coat of a wolf, and is well-prepared for the cold weather. Saut's Optime hair dangles unkempt and is kept about shoulder length. It is very silky and slightly wavy. This is a result of the thickness of his locks and the volume of his hair. He has a long nose, reminiscent of a sighthound, though it is not quite as defined as his father's. The coyote and wolf muddle it too much, making it shorter and deepening the stop between his eyes. His eyes are, however, almond-shaped and very sharp. He has excellent distance eyesight, and unlike his father this does not come with any cost to his olfactory system. Saut is very tall, though is build is more athletic than willowy or thick. He has narrow shoulders, well-toned arms, and runner's legs. As a puppy, he had very large paws, ears, and features – giving rise to talk about his size when he grows up! His Lupus form is the most doggish of them all. His chest is too deep and large for a wolf or a coyote, and his skinny, runner's build is more apparent in this form. While he lacks the breathtaking speed of a true sighthound, his deep chest and large lungs do incline him to be a better runner than most. His Optime form is angular, sharp, and tall. With long legs and striking tallness, he tends to stand out in a crowd despite his dusky and monochrome coloration. He is moderately humanized, but enjoys wearing nothing as much as he enjoys wearing clothing.

Picture

Coloration and Palette

  • Nose and Paw Pads: Black
  • Claws: Black
General Colors
Chicago (#5F5C57)
Tea (#C0BAAA)
Shark (#303032)
Tutara (#1E1E1C)
Accents
Millbrook (#614633)
Jambalaya (#5F3310)
Eye Color
Buttercup (#F5C116)

Forms


85 lbs (-- kg)
33 in (-- cm)

Lupus

Saut's Lupus form is the most doggish of all of them. His chest is too deep and large for a wolf or a coyote, and his skinny, runner's build is more apparent in this form. While he lacks the breathtaking speed of a true sighthound, his deep chest and large lungs do incline him to be a better runner than most.


144 lbs (-- kg)
47 in (-- cm)

Secui


195 lbs (-- kg)
6 ft, 11 in (-- cm)

Optime (Preferred)

His Optime form is angular, sharp, and tall. With long legs and striking height, he tends to stand out in a crowd despite his dusky and monochrome coloration.

1.2  Miscellaneous

Modifications

  • Piercings: None
  • Tattoos: Chaos Star on the left side of his chest
  • Scars:
    • None

Clothes

  • Saut will often wear clothing when out and about around the Inferni's territory, or when he ventures out of it. He prefers jackets/cloaks to shirts, and wears loose pants that don't screw with his speed when he runs.

Accessories

Few at the moment – as he grows into his adulthood, he'll probably grow quite fond of jewelry and daubles.

  • Old red scarf
  • Gross old piece of leather (gifted by Sinech) to tie up his hair

2.  Interaction

  • Speech: His voice is typically quiet and soft spoken, without much emotion. He's developing a deep, smooth voice as he ages. No discernible accent. Middling grammatical accuracy, prefers short sentences to long ones with lots of details. It most resembles Kevin Kline's voice, when he's not muttering.
  • Scent: Inferni, honeysuckles, dirt and dead leaves
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.:
    • Saut is infamously bad with names that are common nouns (such as Osprey Fleurine, who he thought was Eagle).
    • He's a tail-wagger. His tail wags when he thinks, twitches when he sleeps, and thrashes back and forth even when he's upset.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Typically confident, almost challenging body language. Tail in particular is held high unless Saut is scared or sad.

3.  Personality


by Raze

Angst Dissonance, The Anti-Nihilist, The Ditherer, The Tramp, Big Brother Instinct

To explore in roleplay.

3.1  Demeanor

  • Direct - Saut doesn't sugarcoat, and hates beating around a bush. For this reason his words may easily be mistaken as rude, but he usually means well by them. He may not always realize that what he's saying is impolite.
  • Argumentative – Saut likes to be right. He doesn't like being told he's wrong.
  • Melancholy
  • Austere:

3.2  Ideals

Interests

  • Obsessions: -
  • Likes: Play, attention, physical contact (such as hugs, Saut likes hugs), herbal smells.
  • Dislikes: If you don't like your kids, Saut probably doesn't like you.

Traits

  • Outlook: Pessimist. Despite having a strong drive to try and make things turn out well, Saut has a low sense of self-worth and is very pessimistic when he thinks about the future.
  • Sociability: Saut is extremely socially awkward, but strongly desires the companionship of others.
  • Expression: Tends to be rather dominant and has a quick temper. Extrovert.
  • Alignment: True Neutral

Fears

  • Abandonment: Saut is terrified of being abandoned again. This is both a general fear of being abandoned, and a specific fear of those individuals with whom he's close leaving him.
  • Death: Kaena is old. He doesn't want to be left alone. Since Kaena's death, his fear of it has increased.

Motivations

  • Recognition: Now that Saut is putting more effort towards his participation in Inferni, he'll want others to notice. Like, everyone.
  • Inferni: As he matures, Saut will begin to feel indebted to the coyote clan which took him in. He'll want to do good by those who raised him, and prove himself more of a coyote than his looks would have others believe.
  • Order: Things must always be right.
  • Closeness: There are few people with whom Saut is close since Kaena's death. He's lonely.

Biases

  • Packs: Based on Inferni's pack biases.
  • Species: He's heard bad things about wolves, but hasn't really made his mind up on that. Since his mother was a wolf-dominant hybrid, he understands he's probably more wolf and dog than coyote, and can't bring himself to hate them.
  • Non-Luperci: None.
  • Gender: Was raised by a gaggle of females. Feels more at ease around them, but doesn't know how to act around those his own age. Full-grown males are a bit intimidating to him.
  • Color: None.
  • Sexuality: Through witnessing the relationship between Myrika and Vesper while young, Saut doesn't see same-sex relationships as particularly unusual.
  • Age: Saut likes the elderly. He tends to be calmer around them and loves listening to stories or helping them out.
  • Wimps: Saut has a somewhat self-directed dislike for those who complain and whine about their lot in life. As said, this dislike is often directed back at himself during his more upset periods.
  • Parenthood: He has an instant hate for neglectful, abusive, or absent parents; it is an irredeemable flaw in his eyes, unless the parents in question actually change their behavior. His view on his own parents is somewhat more complicated.

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Saut has yet to realize his liking of both genders, but he will be most attracted to strong, intelligent females and non-domineering and non-intimidating males.
  • He'll want to be close with someone before engaging with them sexually, but he'll not be opposed to "platonic sex." When he's older, however, he'll look for something beyond platonic before sex.

Substances

  • Drinks when he's bored. Drinks more when he's hungover.
  • Doesn't drink often, but when he does, it's a lot.

Spirituality

  • Yzz will write this up later, when she's not being lazy.

3.3  Abilities

Strengths

  • Scouting (Journeyman): Saut has great eyesight and is speedy-quick. A perfect combination for gathering information and getting it back to a group.
  • Lupus Hunting (Apprentice): Taught by Vesper when he was young, Saut has actually come to prefer hunting in his four-legged form to his two-legged form. He's successful only half the time, at this point.
  • Reading/Writing (Journeyman): Saut can read most things, thanks to Myrika Tears. His writing is weaker, and only a little legible, but he can do it.

Weaknesses

  • Insecurity: Saut will doubt himself long into his adulthood, unless he's given a reason to trust his strengths.
  • Temper: Although he may seem mild in demeanor at first, if something irks Saut, he will not guard his words or restrain himself. He's prone to shouting.

4.  Relationships

4.1  Key Relations

  • Kaena Lykoi aka Gramma: She pretty much raised Saut. She was the closest thing to an actual parent that he had, and he relied on her for advise and happiness. Her death has had a great effect on his later development.
  • Jackdaw: A strange man Saut meets in the woods somewhere.

4.2  Family: Lykoi, Eternity & Kimaris & Rhiannon

4.3  Other Relations

Pack Relations

  • Myrika Tears aka Aunt Myrika: His aunt. She helped raise him and spent the most amount of time with him (aside from Kaena) during his youngest months. Saut looks up to her and misses her sorely.
  • Vesper aka Aunt Ves: She was also around when Saut was young, and he feels closer to her now that he's older. She taught him to hunt and track - some of his favorite memories. He believes Inferni will be just fine under her leadership, and feels that he must prove himself to her.
  • Kallistos Moineau: They played together a few times when he was a puppy. Kallistos made fun of him a few times, so Saut isn't sure what to think about him as an adult.
  • Sinech Dalisani: Friend! They hang out!
  • Crucifix de le Poer: Quiet girl.
  • Jehan de l'Or: One of Inferni's Outsiders who Saut likes purely because he's doggish. He feels a little awkward about Jehan's missing arm, mostly because he's not sure how to talk about it respectfully (if at all).
  • Clover: Kinda rude, kinda cool girl.
  • Vicira Tears: A cousin who Saut envies and admires.
  • Bluethroat Versailles: A woman with a strange (but faintly familiar) accent who Saut finds himself opening up to occasionally, for some reason. She seems to know more about him than he does about her, which freaks him out a little.
  • Cartier Inferni: Taught him a little Low Speech. Dude, take a break!
  • Antioch de le Poer: A big, buff, handsome relative who intimidates Saut.
  • Basilio Lykoi:

Family Relations

  • Svasra: Sought her out in Salsola, when he was barely old enough to make the trip. He doesn't hate his mother, but he has few positive feelings towards her anymore, either. Mostly indifferent.
  • Gehenna Asylum: His father was around in the first day or so in Inferni, and that was it. Only saw him a few times during his childhood, but never approached because he was afraid of the man's reaction. His feelings towards Gehenna are complicated.
  • Wendigo Novosad: He was once quite jealous of her. Now he wonders what happened to her, but doesn't think much about her or their mother much anymore.

Minor Relations

Other Relations

  • Rimel Molle: His wet nurse. Saut barely remembers her, but he misses her presence.

4.4  Residence

  • Saut has taken out the door to the balcony and instead hanged a heavy pelt over the frame. Similar pelts cover the windows and are rarely removed. There's a mass of sleeping pelts piled in an inner corner. A rudimentary map of the territory's paths is etched into a side wall. The room is a constant work in progress, so Saut often leaves discarded pieces of furniture in the hallway for grabsies or to sit till they rot.
  • A Luperci-Made table (courtesy of Sinech Dalisani is pushed against the other wall, neatly displaying his few belongings. A rickety stool, too tall for the table, is pushed up next to it, and Saut drapes his scarf and jacket over it.

5.  History

5.1  Thread Archive

Alex's Threads

2014

  1. ears up, rump down, smile wide (06 October 2014)
    Saut sneaks out of the Village and is intercepted by Snapdragon Lykoi.
  2. Paint your face with what you like (18 October 2014)
    Unanswered.
  3. Seek solace in the sun (19 October 2014)
    Unanswered.
  4. And the skies called out (23 December 2014)
    Caught in a rainstorm, Saut takes shelter within the lighthouse at Charon's landing. Vendetta Massacre finds him there and does his best to comfort him.
  5. Winter Wonderland (26 December 2014)
    Saut plays with Yari while Kasia Salazar works nearby. He tries to convince Belial Massacre to play, too, but the man doesn't seem interested.
  6. I'm not one to wish on pennies in the fountain or the shrine (26 December 2014)
    Saut has snuck out again, and is intercepted by his "aunt" Vesper. Instead of lecturing him, she jests with him.
  7. I see the world laid before me (26 December 2014)
    Saut and Kallistos Moineau slide on the Folly Lake ice.

2015

  1. Here be dragons (01 January 2015)
    Saut encounters the skulls lining the boarder for the first time, and get some not-so-comforting reassurance from Prophet de le Poer.
  2. Let it burn! (04 January 2015)
    Saut "helps" with the preparations for Inferni's bonfire.
  3. Who's that behind you? (11 January 2015)
    After trailing his scent, Saut runs into Belial Massacre and grows frightened by a demonic shadow accompanying him.
  4. Looking out to sea with a song (11 January 2015)
    Saut wanders over the border and meets Artemisia Eternity and her biologically-male daughter, Quicksilver Lykoi, under different guises. "Ophelia" talks of family with him while he makes friends with "Francis."
  5. You activated my trap! (16 January 2015)
    Saut digs a bunch of tunnels in the snow and is thrilled when Veine von Rosnete falls into the trap. She is less pleased than he figured she would be, and they engage in a game of cat and mouse.
  6. Snow flurries (24 January 2015)
    Saut plays with Merlin Knight over the borer.
  7. Lost but not alone (25 January 2015)
    Despite being told not to, Saut attempts to travel to Salsola to meet Svasra. Instead, he runs into Orvar Stormbringer.
  8. When I cannot see your face (28 January 2015)
    Saut arrives at Salsola's border and is spotted by Delphinium D'Angelo.
  9. And you know what they say might hurt you (29 January 2015)
    Svasra spots Saut the next day, just across the boarder. The meeting begins well, but upon seeing Wendigo Novosad in her arms he runs away with no intention of returning.
  10. Count your blessings (04 February 2015)
    Unanswered.

Lasky Threads

2015

  1. Downward flows the garnered wisdom that has never died (29 January 2015)
    A continuation of a previous unfinished thread. Saut meets Svasra for the first time and, upon seeing Wendigo, assumes she doesn't love him and runs away into the night. Cue the angst.

2016 Threads

2016

  1. Muscle connects to the bone (05 January 2016)
    Saut is awakened by Kaena's snores and goes for a night run that turns into a race with Vicira Tears.
  2. And bone to the ire and the marrow (05 January 2016)
    Later in the day, he runs into Crucifix de le Poer and is mean to her. :<
  3. otherside (07 January 2016)
    Saut sets out to attack Cahan Collins-Rana, believing him to be from Cour des Miracles.
  4. The dead, the gone, the forgotten, the unclaimed (10 January 2016)
    Saut gathers sticks to make a path more safe and is nearly shot by Basilio Lykoi.
  5. victory gave us such insane delusions of grandeur (12 January 2016)
    Saut, Antioch de le Poer, Osprey Fleurine, Denise Bellamy, and Conrad Nielssen head out to the islands to investigate some dilapidated shacks. One of them falls in on Conrad and Saut, and Saut walks away with a broken arm.
  6. lost in sand and lost in snow (06 February 2016)
    Saut, Vicira Tears, Dorcas de le Poer, and Izual Massacre set out to find Denise Bellamy after she disappears from hospital house.
  7. I hope you find peace (19 February 2016)
    Saut discovers Deuteronomy's dead body and decides to return later to properly bury him.
  8. Through this open world I'm about to trouble (20 February 2016)
    Saut hangs out with Inferni's rabbits and then searches Vesper for fleas.
  9. We donned our winter livers with weary resignation (21 February 2016)
    Saut meets Liam Kaelan. OOC it was decided that they'd fight, but the thread was unfinished.
  10. Some ghosts sink (22 February 2016)
    Saut runs into Artemisia Eternity again, under a new guise. Unfinished.
  11. Killing snakes with a sharpened stick (23 February 2016)
    Saut and many other Infernians decide upon Osprey Fleurine's fate after he is discovered to be a traitor.
  12. Trust Exercise (26 February 2016)
    Saut runs into Roman Cremini and Gypsy Chanterelle in the Grimwell Caverns and helps rescue Gypsy after she gets stuck in a difficult-to-reach cranny with a migraine.
  13. Skydiving from the walls we built (27 February 2016)
    Liliarys Ven'detta is bullied by a raven, and Saut comes to her rescue.
  14. Come out and witness the world (04 March 2016)
    IN PROGRESS
  15. When my right hand itches, I gets money for sure (10 March 2016)
    IN PROGRESS
  16. I hear you turning your thoughts off (11 March 2016)
    IN PROGRESS
  17. A culture is no better than its woods (12 March 2016)
    Sinech Dalisani accompanies Saut when he goes to poke around Anathema's borders after they move back to their old territory. They run into "Lukos" and things get creepy when Saut can't control himself.
  18. birth of a struggle (13 March 2016)
    Saut falls in some mud and gets grumpy.
  19. Come away with me (15 March 2016)
    Saut meets Hyacinth Silevue during a storm and helps her find shelter.
  20. Gotta stay elusive as a fugitive (21 March 2016)
    Saut moves from the Great Village to the D'Neville Mansion.