Scorpius D'Angelo

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Etcetera
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Interaction
    2.   2.2  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family
    2.   3.2  Relations
  4.   4.  Abilities
  5.   5.  Residence
  6.   6.  History
    1.   6.1  Threads
    2.   6.2  Achievements

By Eve

Scorpius is a wolf born 10 October 2010 in Fascinium, a cult pack somewhere in New Brunswick, Canada. He is the only son of Naniko D'Angelo and Ravesque Acidic. In his youth he was among the founding members of Anathema and a member there for a while before both he and his mother disappeared. He spent some time traveling the wilds of western Canada and the northern United States before returning to Nova Scotia matured and hardened from his journey.

He joined Salsola in January 2013 and is presently ranked as Jagermeister. As the lead hunter and a Cazador in the pack, he serves primarily as a hunter and trapper, killing or capturing prey both large and small. Though not officially a healer he does what he can to help those in need but functions moreso as the pack's Veleno, well known for his highly complex and incredibly potent poisons.

Overview

Basics

Name

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: 10 October 2010
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: The Ruins, Salsola
  • Mate: Serene Eternity (01 June 2017)
  • Pack: Salsola (10 Jan 2013)
  • Rank: Jagermeister (01 May 2016)
  • Co-Ranks: Cazador, Veleno
  • Pronunciation: Score-pea-us
  • Nickname: None
  • Meaning: "scorpion", "of the angels"
  • Origin: Latin, Italian
  • Epithet: The Beast, Hellhound

GENERAL OOC ASSUMPTIONS

SPECIFIC OOC ASSUMPTIONS

PLOT OPPORTUNITIES

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

  • General interactions: him offering a nod in passing or briefly saying hello, that sort of thing.
  • Seeing Scorpius around the pack; working at his house, around The Ruins, hunting or setting traps in the forests, tracking horse and wildlife herds, riding his horse on border patrol, and so on.

Please PM to discuss specific interactions...

  • Healing and Poisons: If your character is interested in either of those things, Scorpius can help.
  • Trading: He has many premade poisons and remedies as well as furs, leather, tools, and more.
  • Animals: He's great with horses, birds, and is learning about livestock if your character needs help.
  • None at the moment

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Being a pure-blooded wolf there really isn't anything in his genes that would alter his appearance to make him look like anything other than a pure-blooded wolf. So he looks like a pure-blooded wolf through and through.
  • Fur: He has the thick double coat of a wolf that is slightly thicker and heavier than average due to the blending of two wolf subspecies well accustomed to cold climates. The individual hairs are much thicker than an average wolf making his coat a little bit wiry. It is well insulated against heat, cold, and moisture.
    • Optime Hair: His hair is longest at the top of his head and always kept combed back and out of his face but is for the most part left to do as it pleases after that. The rest of his scruff and neck area is kept short like the rest of his fur, preferring the ease, simplicity, and practicality of shorter hair to the nuisances of having long tresses.
  • Facial Features: Again, being a pure-blooded wolf means he looks like a pure-blooded wolf. The only thing worth noting is the right side of his face which was severely burned in his youth and has since recovered to a few streaking scars and a significant discoloration of the fur that grew back there. The texture of the discolored fur is very soft.
  • Build and Size: Scorpius is exceptionally large in all forms in both height and might. He is a beast of a male with a significant amount of muscle, but is not bulky or disproportioned at all.
    • Lupus: He is quite literally a massive black wolf in this form and there really isn't anything else worth noting. Everything is proportioned well and his scuff is ever so slightly thicker than the rest of his fur.
    • Secui: He carries a lot of his weight and muscle in his torso in this form which creates a slight slope to his spine that is just barely noticeable.
    • Optime: He is incredibly tall and statuesque with most of his muscle concentrated in his chest, arms, and legs.
  • Humanization: Average. He enjoys the comforts of living in a house and owning things, but doesn't really wear much clothing or accessories.

Coloration

  • Fur: Entirely Cod Grey B
  • Optime Hair: Cod Grey B with faint streaks of Dove Grey
  • Eyes: Guardsman Red
  • Nose, Pads, and Claws: Cod Grey A
  • Scars: Oyster Pink

Palette

Cod Grey A (#0D0C0C)
Cod Grey B (#1B1B1B)
Dove Grey (#717171)
Guardsman Red (#CB0000)
Oyster Pink (#EDD0D0)

1.2  Etcetera

Forms


160 lbs (50 kg)
52 in (132 cm)

Lupus

  • Rare

He doesn't care much for this form and as a result hardly ever uses it at all. He might sometimes patrol in this form.


280 lbs (100 kg)
60 in (152 cm)

Secui

  • Common

His preferred form for doing feral hunting, fighting, and pretty much everything else where four legs is more useful.


315 lbs (111 kg)
7ft 10in (94 in) (232 cm)

Optime

  • Preferred

Scorpius is almost always seen in optime form and prefers to use this form the most in his day-to-day life.

Scars

  • Short upside-down "V" shaped scar on the small of his back.
  • Elongated "X" shaped scar on his left thigh.
  • Short slice on his left hip.
  • Two long slashes on his left pectoral.
  • Short slice on his left upper arm.
  • Short slice on his right forearm.
  • Ragged looking left ear.
  • Scars and discoloration on the left side of his face.
  • Numerous scars on both hands (tattooed black, covered by wraps).
  • Four long claw scars on the back of his right shoulder (from a bear).
  • Hand of Eris scar along right collarbone applied by Lillith Trombetta.

Weapons

  • One massive greatsword made of hand forged steel and custom created to be the perfect size and weight for Scorpius, complete with a dark stained leather scabbard that can be slung across his back - where it is usually found - or hung off of a belt at his side. The pommel is ornately decorated with black and red gemstones to resemble the Eye of Tak.
  • Three skinning knives, one with a gut hook, one without, and a slightly smaller one that folds. All three blades are made of hand forged steel with handles made of smooth sanded sequoia wood, which has a nice warm red color faintly veined with black. Two blades are six inches (15cm) long while the third is five inches (13cm). All three knives fit into a specialized leather sheath that can be either strapped to his thigh or looped onto a belt.

Clothing

  • A faded black hooded cloak made of a thick heavy material that does well to block out the elements. Around the shoulders is a thick mantle of black bear fur that adds warmth and an extra layer of insulation from the cold, wind, rain, and so on. The bottom edge of the cloak is torn and frayed quite a bit from getting snagged on things but overall it is in pretty decent condition. He only wears the cloak in the winter or when it's a particularly cold or rainy day.
  • He has a secondary cloak that is also black but made of a much lighter material that he uses mainly to hide his sword or knives when he's out doing something beyond the reach of his pack.
  • He has several sets of more refined clothing reserved for special occasions.

2.  Personality

The JuggernautDeterminatorNoble DemonMighty GlacierGenius BruiserConsummate Professional

Stern, Stoic, Strict, Disciplined, Perceptive
At his very core he is still the kind and caring wolf that he once was, but his self-imposed exile has hardened him into a stern and stoic individual. When his masked face isn't contorted into a stony scowl he is often expressionless, making him very hard to read. He is strict and well disciplined, something his mother taught him at an early age, which has made him very intelligent and acutely perceptive. Due to this he is a fast learner and picks up new skills quite quickly. His diligence also allows him to perfect new skills somewhat rapidly as well. He is highly observant and can read others very well, able to pick up on the subtle cues in tone, expression, and body language. He highly values family, loyalty, and respect. When one gains his loyalty it is unyielding, though his trust is not easily gained. He is very protective of those he trusts.

Cold, Calculating, Arrogant, Secretive
Upon first meeting him he often comes off as cold and calculating, as he is highly distrustful of others and thus quite wary of strangers. He does not let this cautiousness show, however, and prefers to act rather cordially to those unknown to him unless he is met with outright aggression to begin with. He can at times be rather prideful and arrogant, especially when it comes to things he is particularly good at like hunting, fighting, and fire keeping. He likes when things go his way and sometimes gets rather frustrated when they don't. Due to his disciplined nature however, he is not prone to violence and is very good with handling his emotions, though he is not incapable of rage, hostility, and brutality. He is very withdrawn and does not like to talk about himself, his past, or other personal matters with strangers, or even those he only considers acquaintances. As a result, he is also very good at keeping secrets or any other information told to him in confidence.

Plagued, Volatile, Abrasive
Although he has shaken all of his insecurities and self-esteem issues of the past, the idea that he is a freak or somehow different than everyone else due to his deformity still haunts him. He does his best not to let it affect him, and it rarely does, but on the scarce occasion that it does bother him he becomes quite depressed, reclusive, and quick to anger. Though he is not normally inclined to do harm to others he can be quite volatile, and under the right circumstances may be prone to spontaneous bouts of unmitigated aggression or violence. This is very rare. More often that not, when met in a foul mood he becomes rather abrasive, his normally gracious demeanor turning somewhat caustic and cruel. In such a state he is not above mockery, sarcasm, and unkindness.

2.1  Interaction

  • Speech: A smooth baritone. Genteel and clear, not gruff or gravelly unless angered. Extremely well spoken, rarely using contractions or colloquialisms.
    • Languages: Fluent in English, Italian, and German.
  • Scent: Woodsy. Evergreens, conifers, pine needles, lichen, algae, and moss. Coldness, frost, ice, snow, rain, and crisp mountain air. Salsola; salty and marshy.
    • Scent Mask: Very smoky. Various burnt woods, herbs, and flowers. Easily and completely covers his pack scent.
  • Disguise: Outside of Salsola he assumes the identity of Ebon Oscuro, a grizzled drifter who has never lived in a pack and lost his family to vicious loners.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Unless angered he always speaks very clearly and eloquently, often unintentionally injecting Italian words and phrases into his speech whenever he is relaxed or contented.
  • General Posture and Body Language: He is ever so slightly hunched due to his tremendous height but he still carries himself in a very refined way. He can be somewhat domineering or aggressive due to his size and rather beastly appearance, but this is unintentional.

2.2  Ideals

Traits

  • Outlook: Cynical, Dogmatic
  • Sociability: Introverted, Social
  • Expression: Dominant, Stoic, Aloof
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil

Motivations

  • Pack
  • Family
  • Loyalty
  • Strength
  • Order

Fears

  • Inadequacy, Imperfection
  • Weakness, Inability
  • Vulnerability
  • Rejection
  • Chaos

Spirituality

During his time in Anathema he was exposed to Khalifism, which he didn't pay much attention to in his youth. Upon leaving Nova Scotia on a journey to find himself, he grew more and more attached to the religion and began to practice it regularly. Due to his name, black fur, and red eyes, he feels a particularly close connection to the god Tak and almost all that he stands for - the night, moon, stars, and darkness. Since joining Salsola he has fallen out of practice in worshiping his god and has all but abandoned his belief in pretty much all religion.

Biases

  • Species: He prefers pure-blooded wolves and wolf dominant hybrids, believing them to be the superior species, and thus dislikes coyotes and jackals but not tremendously so.
  • Non-luperci: Adhering to Salsolan culture he believes non-luperci are lesser creatures, no better than common animals, and thinks they are no use to modern society.
  • Color: Due to his belief in Khalifism he prefers wolves with pure white and pure black fur with a notable predilection for the latter, regarding them as his brothers and sisters in the eyes of Tak.

Sexuality

  • Scorpius is strictly heterosexual (Kinsey 0) and only takes an interest in females he views as ideal - quite large, strong, healthy, etc. He is unwittingly aromantic and not accustomed to being charming, charismatic, alluring, or sentimental and is often quite aloof to females in general. If he does one day find a mate he would be faithful and monogamous as well as a protective and dutiful father to any future pups.

Interests

  • Likes: Silence, solitude, winter, snow, cold, fire, smoke, poison, snakes, spiders, horses, hunting, and more.
  • Dislikes: Chaos, noise, small talk, simpletons, self-righteous individuals, bubbly females, slackers, and more.

Substances

  • He has tried alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana but did not care for them very much. He prefers herbal sedatives like valerian, chamomile, and lavender. He will drink alcohol - preferably wine - socially but will never drink alone. He doesn't see the point in it.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family

3.2  Relations

Key Relations

  • Serene Eternity is his mate. She is one of the very few individuals in his life that he trusts implicitly. Her happiness and well-being has become one of his chief concerns and he would do anything to ensure both for her.
  • Lokr Revlis started out as Scorpius's sponsor in Salsola and has since become a close friend and ally, someone Scorpius greatly respects, admires, and trusts.
  • Naniko D'Angelo is Scorpius's mother who often drifted in and out of his life. He loved her dearly and misses her greatly.
  • Ravesque Acidic is Scorpius's father who was also largely absent from his life. He despised the male quite deeply.

Positive Relations

  • Vesta is someone he found out in the woods one day and has since become his apprentice of sorts. After becoming a full-fledged member of the pack she is now more independent but still looks to him for guidance when need be.
  • Violeta Rose Soul is considered a friend mainly because she is completely different than everyone else in Salsola and he doesn't feel like he has to compete with her. Though he doesn't admit it, he once harbored feelings for her.
  • Salvia Eternity is the leader of Salsola and greatly respected because of her rank but also because of her strength.
  • Apollinare was a trader who often crossed paths with Scorpius during his travels, they became close friends but he disappeared suddenly.

Neutral / Negative

  • Loki Helsi and those who share his witch-kin beliefs are regarded warily due to the somewhat warped influence of Lokr on Scorpius.
  • Anathema was his home in his youth but was abandoned upon his return when he learned of its decline while he was away.

Minor Relations

  • Enemies: None
  • Murders: Misc. NPCs

4.  Abilities

Survival

  • Education and Learning: A lot of what Scorpius knows about survival he learned from reading books, as both his mother and father were either too busy or never around to teach him things. What he didn't learn from reading books and spending time with Apollinare during his travels he picked up and figured out on his own. Although living in a pack has lowered the necessity of these skills, he nevertheless keeps them honed should he ever need them.
  • Fire Keeper (Master): He has always had a fascination with fire and in his youth was in charge of lighting and maintaining the torches around Anathema. After his accident he only further admired and respected fire, perfecting his skills in building and maintaining fires.
  • Predator (Master): Years in self-imposed isolation has allowed him to hone his navigation, tracking, and hunting skills as well as perfect many methods of trapping prey. His traps are very intricate and often catch prey alive as opposed to killing them.
  • Warrior (Master): With very little experience handling weapons Scorpius relies chiefly on unarmed combat, sharpening his close quarters and hand-to-hand fighting skills in all forms. He is particularly good at fighting in lupus and secui form, the latter favored over the former.
  • Bladesman (Journeyman): Already well versed with knives (master) he regularly trains with Vesta to further his skill with swords (apprentice), which he has picked up on quickly and is steadily getting good at it.
  • Being a rather massive individual awards him with greater strength and stamina, allowing him to hunt, fight, run, and endure other strenuous activities longer than average. He most often uses his great endurance tracking prey and running them down over time.
  • The size advantages come at a slight detriment to speed and agility. He is not very good with quick bursts of speed or tight maneuvers and can be evaded by prey or an opponent that is capable of those things.
  • Scorpius spends a lot of time training on his own to maintain his skills as both a hunter and a fighter. He also does this to maintain his statuesque physique and stay in peak physical condition.
  • Fire keeping is as much a hobby as it is a valuable skill and he enjoys building fires and maintaining the one he has in his home, which almost never goes out unless he wants it to, usually on a particularly hot day.

Alchemy

  • Education and Learning: He learned the basics of healing and botany from his mother and learned the basics of poisons and venom from his friend Apollinare. The rest came from books and on his own, mainly from trial and error, experimenting on small animals and young large prey like deer. He had a unrelenting desire to learn anything and everything he could about botnay, healing, and poison, and spent quite a ridiculous amount of time on perfecting those skills.
  • Botany (Master): In his pursuit of healing and poisoning skills he picked up quite a considerable amount of knowledge concerning botany. He is very good at identifying plants for both healing and poison as well as edible plants for survival.
  • Poisons (Master): In his isolation he developed a fascination poison and through Apollinare and his own feverish pursuits learned quite a lot about the craft. Scorpius is particularly good with mixing sedatives, poisons, and venom into specialized concoctions.
  • Healing (Journeyman): He learned about healing from his mother but did not spend a lot of time furthering his study of the skill. A lot of his knowledge is based around curing poisons, antivenin, soothing burns, curing minor illnesses, and patching up minor wounds.
  • Knowing about which plants could heal and which plants could kill proved to be invaluable information on his travels and one of the first things he committed to memory in his pursuance of healing and poisons. Out of all three things he knows the most about botany.
  • In his pursuit of learning about everything poisonous Scorpius has gotten quite adept at handling venomous insects and animals, especially snakes and lizards. Although he cannot harvest venom from insects, he finds spiders to be particularly beautiful creatures.
  • Scorpius is very good at tending to small wounds, sprains, burns, and general aches and pains mainly from treating himself while traveling. Beyond that he doesn't know much about healing and cannot help with bigger things like broken limbs, severe wounds, and certain illnesses.

Miscellaneous

  • Education and Learning: As soon as he was able to learn Scorpius had his nose in a book, even before he had hands. Once he could shift having hands made the learning process much easier and faster, allowing him to learn to write as well. He furthered his learning mostly on his own, picking up books on any and all subjects he could find. In his travels it was Apollinare who taught him Italian and other things, giving him books on the language and teaching him through conversation.
  • Cartographer (Journeyman): A fascination that started during his time in Anathema turned into a necessity when he left the pack. Scorpius is well versed in map making and star mapping, something that helped him hone his navigation skills while on his own. Though still an interest of his it is not something he currently pursues.
  • Handler (Journeyman): Scorpius broke, trained, and cared for his horse all on his own, and as a result has fair bit of knowledge about horse breaking, training, handling, and care. Since obtaining his eagle he is also learning about training and caring for birds of prey.
  • Linguist (Apprentice): To make animal training easier he is working on learning to understand low speech, particularly equine, corvidae, and accipitridae "dialects" in order to better communicate with horses, ravens, crows, and birds of prey like eagles, hawks, and falcons.
  • Tanner (Apprentice): Being a skilled hunter Scorpius has a lot of experience with skinning animals and preservation of both meat and pelts. He has a good handle on tanning and can make a good pelt ready for trade or for further use in leatherworking.
  • Due to his strict and disciplined nature Scorpius is able to pick up new skills and hone them quite quickly, which has contributed to a near genius level intellect and an eidetic memory.
  • At the same time however he sometimes experiences bouts of memory loss, particularly when trying to recall things from far in his past, and can at times seem rather distant or distracted like his mind is elsewhere.
  • In addition to English Scorpius speaks fluent Italian and German. He can also read and write in both foreign languages, but not as well as he can speak them. He is also better at reading them than he is at writing them.
  • After joining Salsola he has fallen out of practice with skinning and tanning, as he now has very little use for preserved food and fur, and generally only does these things in the winter when it is sometimes necessary.

5.  Residence

Inlet Retreat, The Ruins, Salsola

  • Scorpius lives in a large hunting cabin situated on the western edge of The Ruins near the coast just south of a small inlet and lake. The cabin itself has a sitting room, two bedrooms, attached horse stalls, and two covered porches. The horse stalls used to be the kitchen and bathroom at the back of the house, but with a little time, effort, and ingenuity was converted and expanded to comfortably house three horses at the most. The cabin is made entirely of white oak wood logs and timbers - with red oak wood boards covering the floor - and sits on a concrete and stone foundation that elevates it about twenty inches (51cm) from the ground to keep out the elements. The roof is tiled with slate shingles and stretches out about two feet (61cm) around the cabin to keep rain and snow away from the walls. Several windows scattered throughout the cabin allow light to flow in during the day while the fireplace and wall sconces can be lit to light the house during the night. Each window has a set of wooden shutters on the outside that can be closed to shield the delicate glass when it storms. As with any natural log cabin the house requires a fair bit of maintenance each season as the wood expands and contracts with the changing temperatures, but on the whole the cabin is kept in quite good condition.
  • The largest room in the house is the main sitting room. A sizeable fireplace made of concrete and stone sits nestled between two windows along the southern wall. The hearth within has a wrought-iron rack to place the logs upon and a curtain of iron chain mail that can be drawn across the opening to keep the fire contained but still allow light and heat to pass through. Just above the hearth is a large reclaimed wood mantel where Scorpius keeps a collection of empty glass bottles in varying shapes, sizes, and colors. Mounted to the chimney above the mantle are the massive antlers of a bull moose. In the center of the room is a moose fur rug upon which sits a large driftwood table flanked by two large wooden chairs. An old wooden wardrobe sits against the northern wall and houses miscellaneous things like cups, dishes, and utensils that don't ever get used unless he has company. Sitting next to the wardrobe is a small driftwood end table.
  • Adjacent to the main room are the two bedrooms, both of which are about half the size of the sitting room, though one is bigger than the other. The first room serves as his workshop for making poisons and contains only a large wooden worktable - with several large candles - a wooden stool and a pile of furs and off-cuts deemed too flawed for trading which serves as a make-do bed for overnight guests. The other slightly larger room serves as Scorpius's bedroom and contains a wooden nightstand he uses for storage and an old bed where Scorpius has layered a collection of pelts and furs that he sleeps on. The horse stalls run the entire length of the back of the house and is connected to the back covered porch, which has another wooden wardrobe to store his horse tack, a large weathered driftwood table to work on, and several storage containers for feed, hay, water, and other essentials for him and his various animals.

6.  History

Scorpius was born to Naniko D'Angelo and Ravesque Acidic and was among the founding members of Anathema where he grew up and spent much of his early life. When his mother disappeared, he did as well, entering a self-imposed exile for over a year until he decided to return to the packlands one day, mainly because he missed his family and being around other luperci but also because his only friend had disappeared. He turned his back on Anathema after hearing that the pack had erected a wall to keep out its enemies rather than fight them and wandered around a bit before joining Salsola.

Scorpius D'Angelo was born as the solitary offspring of Naniko D'Angelo and Ravesque Acidic in Fascinium, a cult pack somewhere in New Brunswick, Canada. They did not live there long before Naniko decided to return to Nova Scotia where she formed the pack Anathema with several other members of the family. There Scorpius lived a relatively normal young life, growing, learning, and making friends outside of his family. That is, until an unfortunate "accident" occurred in which his half-brother Harlowe pushed him into a fire, severely burning the left side of his face. Badly disfigured, the young male was convinced that he was a freak who would never live a normal life again. Within the pack however, he was treated the same as always and continued to live a reasonably normal life. He took a liking to a young female named Melee Soul, who he pursued even after she disappeared out of his life. Eventually, after giving up chase, she faded from his mind and soon his memories.

After some time Naniko decided to step down from her position as leader of Anathema and left the pack with Scorpius in tow. Where she went, he did not follow completely, and decided to roam the packlands on his own, hoping to find a place where he would be accepted as who he was and not what he was supposed to be. As his mother's first born male when the pack was founded, Scorpius was expected to inherit leadership of Anathema once he came of age. Although he had the makings of greatness within him, his accident had rattled his spirit, and the young male felt himself unfit for the burdens of leadership. Outside of the pack, and on his own, Scorpius was treated like the freak he believed himself to be. Although he had a mask to cover the tarnished half of his face, still the odd looks came to him from strangers. Feeling as though he would never fit in among the canines of Nova Scotia, Scorpius quietly disappeared into obscurity, seemingly never to be heard from again.

Leaving the packlands, Scorpius set out on a long journey as a means of self discovery, to find himself, his purpose in life, and to put his past behind him. Instead, the warm heart of the kind young male he once was slowly froze as apathy and indifference hardened him into a stern and abrasive adult. Although he learned to let go of his self esteem issues and no longer cared what others thought of him, at the same time he grew a general distrust of others, seeing very little goodness and beneficence in the world around him. His travels took him out into the western wilds of Canada where he spent his life as a drifter, entirely alone with the exception of his horse Midnight, who followed him in his exodus from Nova Scotia. His talent for starting and tending fire proved to be a priceless skill when winter stuck, the snow fell, and temperatures plummeted around him. When faced with illness, his mother's teachings on healing herbs and remedies also proved invaluable on his journey. Through experimentation and his own ingenuity he taught himself about the more sinister side of working with plants, proving to be a natural at creating toxins and poisons. He even went as far as gathering dangerous animals and insects to harvest their venom and tinker with it, testing all of his concoctions on small prey animals which he would then sacrifice to the Khalif god Tak, burning them once their life drained away.

The only constant in his self-imposed isolation was his contact with a wandering trader named Apollinare, who often exchanged various goods with him whenever the two males crossed paths, rare as it was. The older wolf was kind and patient with a very leery Scorpius, teaching him Italian when he was around and lending him a book on the language whenever he wasn't. Every time Apollinare reappeared in his life, he would test him to see how well he was learning the new tongue, and each time Scorpius made progress until he became fluent in the language. His cagey trust in the older male eventually grew into a friendship, the two swapping stories and exchanging goods whenever they came across one another in their travels. It was through this friendship that he acquired his whetstone, knives, and the know-how to maintain them free of charge, though his skills in trapping and skinning were learned on his own. Then, out of the blue, Apollinare disappeared. He took some time to search for him on what he knew to be his regular trade routes but never found the wolf again. He suspects the older male is dead, murdered by bandits or felled by some large predator, but he will never know for sure.

Scorpius became much more introverted and withdrawn after that, his distrust in others growing much worse than before. Plunged back into solitude, he had forgotten just how lonely such a life was, and the more time he spent by himself the more a yearning for companionship began to grow within him. He found his thoughts constantly turning to his family, friends, and everyone he left behind in the packlands. With all the good memories that surfaced though, so too did the bad, reminding him why he left them all behind in the first place. He had become an innate survivor and was doing well on his own, but the more time he spent wandering with only his horse as company, the more he longed to have a permanent roof over his head and a family to love him again. Though sure of himself, he was still hesitant at first. Having lived for so long on his own, he had become maladjusted to socializing and interacting with others. Not about to let his fears conquer him again, however, he turned his ruby red gaze upon the east and began his long trek back to the lands of his youth.

6.1  Threads

2013 & 2014

2015 & 2016

2017

6.2  Achievements

Salsola Anicombs

Rank and Service

Coatl
Coatl: 3 Months Sotto Capo
From DD Month YYYY – DD Month YYYY.
Zopilote
Zopilote: 3 Months Inner Ring
From 01 February 2016 – Present.
Tocatl
Tocatl: 3 Months Central Ring
From 02 April 2014 – 31 January 2016.
Coztic
Coztic: 3x NPC Slave Interaction
Interact with an NPC communal slave in three of your threads.
1; 2; 3
Coatl
Tocatl: Co-Rank Usurper
Usurp a Job, or have your own Job usurped.
Colotl Tliltic
Colotl Tliltic: Earned Job
Cazador: 1; 2
Veleno: 1; 2

Thread

Ocelote
Ocelote: Pack Projects
Organize a pack project yourself OR participate in five threads relevant to other players' projects.
1; 2; 3; 4; 5
Tenzontli Iztac
Tenzontli Iztac: 3x Last Supper
Participate in threads relative to the Last Supper three times.
1; 2; 3
Tenzontli Nextic
Tenzontli Nextic: 3x SL Plot
Participate in a Salsola-relevant plot consisting of at least three threads.
1; 2; 3
Tenzontli Tliltic
Tenzontli Tliltic: 3x Associates
Participate in at least three threads where your character interacts with an Associate-ranked canine and teaches them Salsola's culture and rules or helps The Associate work toward bettering Salsola in some way.
1; 2; 3
Coatl Coztic
Coatl Coztic: 15x Salsola Member Threads
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12, 14, 15
Coatl Chiltic
Coatl Chiltic: 10x AWs
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Mayate Xoxoctic
Mayate Xoxoctic: 25x SL Threads
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Mapache
Mapache: 10x Thread Prompts
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Mayate Chiltic
Mayate Chiltic: SL Territories
The Ruins, Millstone, The Peninsulas, Lesser Forest, Isle Haute, Pictou Delta, Pine Barrens, Shulie Farmland, Tantramar Marshes, Western Coast, Marrgerd

Pack

Matzatl
Matzatl: Earned Mate
Became mates with Serene Eternity on 01 June 2017.
Tenzontli
Tenzontli: Legitimate Children
Had children with Characters on DD Month YYYY.
Tecolotl
Tecolotl: Punished
Was punished for ACTION on DD Month YYYY. X
Xicohtli
Xicohtli: 3x Recruited
CharactersX; CharactersX; CharactersX

Specialty

Coatl Tliltic
Coatl Tliltic: 10x Anicombs Earned
Earned on DD Month YYYY.
Tecolotl Tliltic
Tecolotl Tliltic: SL Spotlight
Chosen for spotlight on DD Month YYYY.
Colotl
Colotl: Exceptional Service
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Horse: Wiki Update
Participated in the 2015 Autumn Wiki Update.

Catacombs

Basic Achievements

Find a Mate
Pink: Find a Mate
Became mates with Characters on DD Month YYYY. X
Have Puppies
Green: Have Puppies
Had children with Characters on DD Month YYYY. X
Rescue Someone
Cross: Rescue Someone
Rescued Characters on DD Month YYYY. X
Lose a Fight
Yellow: Lose a Fight
Lost to Characters on DD Month YYYY. X
Win a Fight
Red: Win a Fight
Won against Characters on DD Month YYYY. X
5 AW Threads
Henna Red: Participated in 5 AWs
1; 2; 3; 4; 5
Luperci Change
Burgundy: Luperci Change
Turned a non-Luperci into a Luperci. X
Human City Threads
Rust: Human City Threads
Participate in five threads in Halifax, Yarmouth, Barrington, Amherst, or St. John.
1; 2; 3; 4; 5
Foreign Diplomat
Olive Green: Foreign Diplomat
Visit three foreign pack territories and thread there.
1; 2; 3; 4; 5
Playable Territory
Light Green: Thread in Every Territory
The Waste, Drifter Bay, The Dampwoods, Arachnea's Revenge, Quartz Shoreline, Halifax, Whisper Beach, Overgrowth Sunrise, Ethereal Eclipse, Shattered Coast, Shiloh Hills, The Trenches, Serena Reserve, Yarmouth and Barrington, Fellmoor Swamp, Halcyon Mountain, Aelcrest Shore, Withered Realms, The Blacklands, Concrete Jungle, Isthmus of Chignecto, Wabanaki Coast, Miramichi Wilderness, Saint Croix Highlands
Playable Subterritory
Forest Green: Every Subterritory
Sunflower Sunsets, Millstone Village, Musquodoboit Valley, Dawn's Breath, The Sugarwoods, Moonstone Lakes, Hydrostone District, Thornhill District, Spring Heights, Greater Halifax, Berwick & Wolfville, Flander's Fields, The Witch's Cauldron, Rabbit Lake, Blackmoor Castle, Grandfather's Tears, Mersey Lagoon, Clements Park, Wolf's Peak, Des Reveurs, Highway 103, Vapor Sound, Spear Headlands, The Ashlands, The Oasis, Serene Sands, Howling Caverns, Stellarton Mines, Pictou Falls, Phosphagos Foothills, Colchester Quarter, Wentworth Valley, Arsiag Shoal, Cobequid Foothills, Ames de la Mort, Moaning Wood, Yawrah River, Haunted Forest, Death Mountains, Devil's Shoreline, Skeletal Sanctuary, Amherst, Black River Reserve, Fort Cumberland, Fundy National Park, Commune of the Salmon, Grand Lake, Miramichi Valley, Camp Gagetown, Mount Oromocto, Cape Hopewell, Saint John

Pack Membership

3 months
Light Blue: 3 Months
10 January 2014 – 10 April 2014
6 months
Sea Blue: 6 Months
10 January 2014 – 10 July 2014
One year
Deep Blue: 1 Year
10 January 2014 – 10 January 2015
Two years
Shock Blue: 2 years
10 January 2014 – 10 January 2016
Three years
Midnight Blue: 3 Years
10 January 2014 – 10 January 2017
Participated in foundation
Cadet Blue: Pack Foundation
Participated in a pack's foundation: Anathema

Pack Participation

Lead/sublead for 3 months
Sparkling Gold: Pack Leadership
Be a pack leader or subleader for at least 3 months.
Pack hunt
Cream: Pack Hunt
Participated in a pack hunt. X
New member threads
Goldenrod: New Members
Threaded with three new members of your pack. 1; 2; 3
Pack member threads
Chocolate: 5 Packmembers
1; 2; 3; 4; 5
Earn a Co-Rank
Purple: Co-Rank
Earned Veleno in Salsola.
Pack Thread
Magenta: Organized Pack Thread
Organize a pack thread.
Leader Special
Cadmium: Leader Special
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'Souls Participation

Adoptable Love
Adoptable Love
Adopted Scorpius D'Angelo on 18 December 2013.
Yearbook Superlative
Emerald: Yearbook Superlative
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Spotlight Soul
Starlight: Spotlight Soul
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