Starling Flint

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  1.   1.  Personality
    1.   1.1  Overview
    2.   1.2  Detail
  2.   2.  Appearance
    1.   2.1  Basics
    2.   2.2  Gallery
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family
    2.   3.2  Thread Archive

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Artwork by Lin

Starling Flint is a defector of the Eyes of Omni. Born female to The Preacher and Harper Flint alongside his sister Stella Flint, he was among the first generation to be born at the Watchtower, but defected and cut off all ties before his first birthday. Upbeat, fearless and scrappy, Starling prioritizes and promotes freedom, self-discovery, and the fulfillment of one's potential above all else.

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Overview

Basics

Heritage

Affiliation

Player

  • Date of Birth: January 7, 2017
  • Gender: Male (biologically female)
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: TBD
  • Mate: None
  • Species: Dog-dominant hybrid 1
starling — songbird with dark lustrous/iridescent plumage
flint — stone used with steel to produce an igniting spark
  • Nicknames: Star
  • Epithet: Apostate
  • Loner Band: None
  • Title: None
  • Former Pack(s): None

NPCs

OOC Assumptions

Plot Opportunities

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1.  Personality

1.1  Overview

Summary

Chipper, confident and self-assured, Starling experienced a reasonable amount of early-life trauma and came out of it well aware of his life goals and preferences—and will do what he needs to retain his freedom, which he values above all else. Starling maintains a strong and mouthy bias against spiritual folk given his upbringing, finding them misguided, short-sighted, or fanatical. He is an extrovert and is generally positive and talkative, although he is not always the wisest read of his fellows. He strives to model himself well and help others become their best selves. Starling did not escape the Eyes of Omni untarnished, however; he has a deeply vengeful streak, holds grudges, and is not afraid to commit crimes or violence for what he perceives as the greater good.

Star is athletic and happiest in open fields and water. He has little by way of boundaries and prefers working in teams or company of any kind over being alone. He has no patience for things like nobility and kings and queens, seeing this as an inherently flawed system of government. Deeply but quietly nihilistic, he suppresses a lot of personal issues instead of dealing with them by being overindulgent, a little wild, and a touch hedonistic—and will become very defensive if his actions are called out. Overall, Starling is good-hearted and a fine enough role model, at least until his values or loved ones are put to the test,at which point his chosen form of retaliation is startlingly extreme.

Traits

  • Demeanor: upbeat, scrappy, valiant, athletic
  • Speech: raspy and emotive, with a natural depth that falls between the range of high biological male and low biological female
  • Languages: English, sign language (Watchtower-based, but may apply for wider use)
  • Scent: field and meadow scents (dried grass, dandelion, clover) and/or seasalt and sand; intentionally and heavily covers scent with these to make any and all natural scents indistinguishable
  • Outlook: See The Anti-Nihilist trope
  • Tropes: The Pollyanna, Good Is Not Soft, The Paragon, Cult Defector
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
"Freedom and independence are as important to life and happiness."
"Their actions are guided by their own moral compass."
"Dislikes confining laws, self-discipline, and they distrust authority."

1.2  Detail

Interests

  • Likes: the sea, open fields, kids, carpentry, running, wine
  • Dislikes: enclosed spaces, liars, layabouts, stationary or detail-oriented labor

Biases

Distrusts and avoids witchy, spiritual, or openly religious types; even being around visibly bothers him. He also has little patience for those hugging nobility systems or kings and queens, as he finds these governments inherently flawed for putting so much value on blood ties and in how leadership is handed out. Otherwise, Starling is generally welcoming and open-minded.

Motivations

Most of his motivations stem from his escape from the Eyes at the Watchtower: freedom, self-realization, doing good in the world, being a good model for others, protecting the safety and freedoms of the downtrodden (no matter how much it takes), bringing joy to others' lives, and having the most fun one can have in their short time of life. He likes to show his support where it matters and bolster up those around him in so doing, and will contribute to any project or cause he can to do so.

Fears

Starling fears restrictions in all forms, e.g. injuries that would remove his ability to contribute or live well, enclosed spaces, relationships, even certain oaths and promises. He also avoids being alone.

Sexuality

Starling seems to be open-minded on all fronts. He is likely pansexual, though he doesn't give it much thought. He is more likely to crush on personalities than appearances, but isn't above the occasional flirt and indulgence. Whatever his type is, it's difficult to nail down... but it seems as if his general fear of restrictions extends into relationships, because he's terrified of any level of commitment. Even kids.

Substances

A touch hedonistic, Star appreciates a good wine and smoke. Indulging on these in the good company of friends is just about his favorite way to spend his time.

Spirituality

Vehemently non-spiritual and atheistic thanks to his upbringing in the Eyes of Omni, and judging of people that aren't the same.

2.  Appearance

2.1  Basics

Overview

Doggish and built like a border collie, Starling is of an athletic, light-to-medium build meant purely for agility. Biologically female, Starling is femininely curvy in terms of bone structure, but between his shaggy fur and clothing choices he is generally evened out in a way he likes. His hair is thick, straight, and just beyond shoulder-length; he does not style it other than tying it back to get it out of his face, in so doing the lowest layer of white hair near the scruff of his neck. He is built for speed and warm weather, and in both of these he performs his tasks effortlessly, while struggling with cold weather and strength-oriented work. Starling intentionally covers up his scent, making it difficult to impossible to determine his biological gender.

Gear

Generally confident with his body, Star only dresses in non-restricting, thin clothing and only covers up his top half when traveling far beyond his home. In the warmer months, one can usually assume this clothing will be covered in dirt/grass stains or with small holes and tears. During the winter we wears several loose layers. Star is generally wearing at minimum, thin pants at all times. He has a necklace or two, but otherwise stays away from jewelry. All that said, when he wants to clean up well, he can!

Clothing & Accessories

  • Always in loose pants (ref)
  • Thin, white shirt, especially when traveling (ref)
  • Colder months: multiple loose-fitting and draping layers (ref)
  • A simple silver chain or two, occasionally; no other jewelry

Scars

Forms

Splits his time evenly between Lupus and Optime forms and enjoys both for different reasons. Not built for strength or dexterity, but purely for agility. Tends to take on whichever form he feels like, regardless of what he is up to.

  • Lupus: 29 in (74 cm) ↔ 45 lbs (20 kg)
  • Optime: 6 ft 0 in (122 cm) ↔ 160 lbs (72 kg)

Color Palette

General Colors
 Woodsmoke (#101113)nose, pads, in ears
 Shark (#1c1e21)main pelt & mottling, hair
 Mondo (#43362a)secondary highlights
 Leather (#92714c)primary highlights
 Beaver (#876959)scars
 Iron (#d6d8db)belly, face, hair underlayer
Eye Color
 Saffron (#f4b034)
Design by Lin, lines by freewolf7 @ dA

2.2  Gallery

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Quick hair underlayer reference when hair is up, by Lin Design by Lin, lines by freewolf7 @ dA

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family

  • Parents: Obedient only briefly as a child at the Watchtower, Starling was never particularly close with either of his parents. His mother was never warm or maternal, while his father was outright distant, too busy with day-to-day business as leader of the Eyes. His parents never quite answered their pup's many questions in ways that made sense, and his upbringing quickly felt inherently wrong even from a young age. Starling fled the Eyes shortly after his first shift and has not communicated with his parents since then. He pities them, but he retains no love for them.
  • Siblings: Stella was never a confidante and never saw eye-to-eye with Starling. She fit right in with the mold presented by their parents, and Starling felt more alone with his sister than without. He sincerely wishes he could free her and cleanse her of the Omniscients' brainwashing, but he knows it's a lost cause. Instead, he finds her dedication more scary than not, and is happy to maintain no relationship with her as such.

3.2  Thread Archive

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