Skeleton Key

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: Massacre, Addiction, Ganesa
    2.   3.2  Relations
  4.   4.  Skills and Inventory
    1.   4.1  Abilities
    2.   4.2  Inventory
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Achievements

Photo by Bob Sallinger

Skeleton Key is a dark-furred coyote. He is a rude, charismatic jerk 8( He tends to come across as a bit of a desperate guy who's trying too hard to be tough, but in actuality, mostly just gets bullied by his sister.

He is the son of Lucilla Key and another coyote. He journeyed to 'Souls with his mother and siblings in summer 2016.






  • Date of Birth: August 12, 2015
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: None
  • Mate: None
  • Pack: Loner (8 Dec 2016-current)
  • Family: Massacre, Addiction, Ganesa
  • Birthplace: Nova Scotia
  • Species: Coyote
  • Subspecies:
    • 72.5% Plains Coyote
    • 25% Northeastern Coyote
    • 2.5% Common Gray Wolf



  • May be known to wander near Inferni

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

  • Seeing Latch wandering around near Inferni's borders and interacting with his mother, Lucilla, and sister, River.
  • Skeleton can be seen traveling with his sister, Carnivore Creed.
  • Skeleton and Carnivore can be known to scavenge valuable items.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics


  • Species: Resembles a Northeastern Coyote in his darker colouration and larger stature.
  • Fur: Thick fur, never styled
    • Optime Hair: Worn more as a mane of fur than hair, infrequently styled, sometimes braided
  • Facial Features: Long, thin nose; aristocratic features
  • Build and Size: Although sleek, not necessarily thin or emaciated like his grandfather. His thick fur makes him look larger than he really is, but owing to his Northeastern Coyote heritage, he is actually on the larger side for a coyote
    • Forms: Uses his lupus form infrequently and his secui and optime forms frequently
  • Humanization: Although Skeleton does not wear any clothing or accessories, he does tend to utilize his optime form to a great degree. He is comfortable using tools and weapons.


  • Fur:
    • Primary coat color: tobacco brown, kabul
    • Darker colour along spine: heavy metal
  • Markings:
    • Nose, above eyes, ears: cement
    • Underbelly: moon mist
  • Eyes: Raw Sienna
  • Optime Hair: heavy metal
    • Nose and Paw Pads: black


Tobacco Brown (#725742)
Heavy Metal (#2E332C)
Cement (#8E7167)
Kabul (#5F523F)
Saddle (#502E22)
Moon Mist (#DEDCD0)
Raw Sienna (#CD7C3C)

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1.2  Miscellaneous


  • Scars: Skeleton has a small scar on his left hand/ paw from a silly childhood accident. He boasts about it often even though it's not very visible


Skeleton tends not to wear any clothing, in keeping with the typical preferences of his family.


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Lupus (Preferred)

Skeleton's lupus form is lightweight, lithe, and thin. Unlike his grandfather Hybird, he does not appear to be malnourished, but it's clear that he's a full-blooded coyote. He likes being able to move quickly and quietly, so his lupus form is his preferred form.

xx lbs (xx kg)
xx in (xx cm)


In his Secui form, Skeleton bulks up considerably. He tends to rely on his Secui form when he needs a bit of muscle when he's patrolling and fighting.

xx lbs (xx kg)
xft xin (xx in / xx cm)


Skeleton still maintains his thin physique in his optime form, and although it's clear he's no couch potato, he doesn't look like a gym rat, either. He tends to use his optime form to accomplish specific tasks, and although he uses it more than his secui form, it's not his top pick.


  • Speech: very slight Canadian Maritime English accent
  • Scent: nothing in particular, past haunts, neutral lands, unclaimed loner
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: oh man what a weirdo
  • General Posture and Body Language: loose, relaxed, aggressive, twitchy


2.  Personality

Jerk with a Heart of JerkKarma Houdini WarrantyAnti-Role ModelAllergic to Routine
Can't Take CriticismBrilliant but lazy/Lazy bum • ~Smug Snake

Skeleton tends to range from being rude and insulting to charismatic and flirtatious. He thinks he's a smooth criminal, but it's fairly easy to see through his desperate and often clumsy attempts at being cool, tough, or intimidating. It's as if he wants to be hardcore, but he's afraid or doesn't know how. The harder he tries, the more obvious it is that he's not as cool as he thinks he is and especially isn't as slick as he pretends to be. He's really just a puffed up rice cake.

He tends to flirt with others, even in inappropriate situations, in an attempt to figure out his own sexuality. He grew up understanding that his grandfather was aggressively homosexual and, in his youth, thought that since he was a boy, he would be gay too. Once he got older, he began to better understand how sexuality works -- and realized that just because his grandfather was gay, it doesn't mean he has to be to -- but consequently, still grapples with the question of who he is. For anyone experienced, it's pretty obvious he's compensating, anxious, and embarrassed all at once, so his macho act might not fool anyone. On the other hand, another embarrassed virgin might take his bravado at face value.

Skeleton worries, to a certain extent, what others think about him, so it can skew his decisions to a certain degree. On one hand, he doesn't want to ever be the odd one out and wants to experience the same things as everyone else. On the other hand, he is fiercely independent and does not want to follow what everyone else is doing just for the sake of things. Consequently, he tends to be conflicted on whether he should fall in line or disrupt the system, so he can oscillate in his actions and decisions frequently.

2.1  Ideals


Anxious, dramatic, hot-headed, controlling

  • Outlook: Optimistic/pessimistic?
  • Expression: Extroverted, dominant
  • Sociability: Can be uncompromising in his views, hot-headed, lies easily, recognizes his less desirable qualities and tries to hide them when it is convenient
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
    • "Will not betray a family member, unless the circumstances are dire."
    • "Is generally well liked by his community, but normally will not seek to improve the community."
    • ~"Not malicious in the liberties he takes. Will generally leave others alone, and any evil they suffer because of his actions is incidental."


  • Desire to be liked: at his core, he seeks affection, warmth, and appreciation.
  • Sense of individuality: Skeleton feels the need to assert his individuality, perhaps due to growing up with a large group of siblings and often feeling as though he is one of the many


  • Lack of recognition: Skeleton worries endlessly that he will be forgotten, but literally and figuratively. He wants to leave his mark, but he doesn't know how.
  • Mockery: one of his greatest social anxieties is that someone will make fun of him. This has happened to him before, and he has brushed it off, but he tends to forget how easy it is to deal with someone taking cheap shots at him and often worries over it more than he ought. Consequently, he tries to make himself seem too tough to joke about and puts on an air of machismo.


Skeleton is irreligious.


  • Packs: General positive understanding of Inferni, but no real sense of loyalty
  • Species: Picked up a slight anti-wolf view from his mother, but cannot properly articulate it or why he holds this small bias
  • Non-Luperci: Doesn't really care
  • Sexuality: When he was a kid, he thought he had to be gay because his grandfather was, but he is now realizing that it isn't prescribed through heritage. Is still confused on this matter.


100% confused and uncertain.


  • Likes: sparring, fighting, running, competing
  • Dislikes: --


Wants to try everything once if only to say he did it, but is worried about the consequences. Wants to try things mostly because his family would likely disapprove, but also feels this is a little juvenile, and can't determine whether his desire to try any substances is genuine interest or childish pettiness.

3.  Relationships

* Does not know this person by name.

3.1  Family: Massacre, Addiction, Ganesa

3.2  Relations

Key Relations

  • Lucilla Key is his mother. They get along reasonably well, although, Skeleton still wanted to make a name for himself and split from his mom when she decided to join Inferni.
  • Carnivore Creed is Skeleton's partner in crime. They support one another's bad habits and don't tend to judge one another much for the stupid shit they do.
  • Latch Key, Lock Key, and River Creed are Skeleton's other littermates.

Positive Relations

  • Rowtag aka BROTAG. They met in unusual circumstances and got along even though Skeleton mostly complained about his sister.
  • --

Neutral / Negative

  • --
  • --

Minor Relations

  • Enemies: none
  • Murders: none

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities


  • Education and Learning: how'd your character learn this?
  • Skill (Master): describe skill
  • Skill (Master): describe skill
  • and over here go some weaknesses~

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  • Education and Learning: how'd your character learn this?
  • Skill (Master): describe skill
  • Skill (Master): describe skill
  • and over here go some weaknesses~

4.2  Inventory


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  • Offering: what kind of stuff does your character trade?
  • Accepting: what do they want?



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5.  History

Skeleton was born to Lucilla Key during her time away from Inferni alongside a number of littermates. When his mother decided to return to Nova Scotia, Skeleton accompanied her for the journey, but they parted ways once they reached the general areas, with Skeleton and Carnivore deciding to strike out on their own and explore the lands.

5.1  Achievements


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  1. Milk and honey (Dec 08) with Cypher Blackwater
  2. I said okay. (Dec 16) with Lucilla Key
  3. no snowbird to sing (Dec 17) with Gethsemane Aika


  1. A couple times I took my eyes off the prize (Mar 12) with Conquest
  2. Before these clowns put me down in the ground (Mar 12) with Aeron Ganesa
  3. Breaking free from these chains (Mar 15) with Tierney Brádaigh
  4. dance with me? (Mar 22) with Arlen Stryder
  5. Drank alcohol for the demons (May 17) with Dreyma Moineau
  6. Blank Face, clear everything out the safe (Jul 18) with Rowtag
  7. the magazine cover's drenched in gold. (Sep 30) with Neith Heiwa
  8. I had to trash the hotel lobby (Nov 25) with Khael


  1. I pull up in a lemon, but not 'cause I ain't livin' (Jan 2) with Lithia
  2. Sun sets to blood moon horizons (Jan 21) with Antioch
  3. You can get caught up just know it and proceed accordingly (Mar 28) with Alessan
  4. I was playing rock paper scissors with imaginary friends (Mar 31) with Greed
  5. The Last Winnter (Apr 7) with Shaamah

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