Tristan Callow

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Tristan is the son of Casa di Cavalieri's Lune, Alistair Callow-Knight and it's Lead Diplomat Lola. He was born into the pack alongside his sister Guinevere after a particularly difficult pregnancy. During the Spring of 2017, Tristan embarked on a quest to bring back his mother, Lola after making a promise to his sister. Never keeping his promise, Tristan not only lost his mother, but was also enslaved, poisoned and wounded. Only now after losing all he'd managed to gain on his travels has Tristan decided to come home.

Tristan

by Raze

Player

Jazzy

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Basics

Date of Birth

4 July 2014

Gender

Male

Heritage

Birth place

Casa di Cavalieri

Species

Wolf-dog hybrid

Subspecies

Luperci

Ortus

Current/Future

Mate
Pack Casa di Cavalieri
Rank Something

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  Demeanour
    2.   2.2  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Key Relations
    2.   3.2  Family: Callow, de Valence
    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
  5.   5.  Achievements
  6.   6.  History
    1.   6.1  Timeline
    2.   6.2  Threads

1.  Appearance

Tristan's appearance takes a lot after his mother. He isn't small, but he isn't a hulking wolfdog either. Tristan sits somewhere in between, where he is just lithe enough to be swift and agile, and has just enough muscle definition to still wield and swing a heavy weapon. His Optime hair is unkempt and messy, much akin to his father. Tristan can never be all to bothered with how it looks, so it falls into it's own style. Currently his hair cut shorter and washed in specks of stark white, a sign of long term stress, and the strip of purple fabric once used to keep his hair back now rests over what remains of his left eye.

1.1  Coloration

  • Optime Hair: Rock (#4D3833)A curly mop much like his fathers, now speckled in white hairs.
  • Eyes: Costa del Sol (#615D30) tentatively. His eyes are hazel like his father's, and hard to describe.
  • Fur:
    • Primarily Natural Grey (#8B8680).
    • Darker Fuscous Grey (#54534D) primarily around his shoulders and hip with a bit of it shading his neck.
    • Highlighted by Tide (#BFB8B0) and Bombay (#AFB1B8).
    • Makara (#897D6D) ticking throughout with a bit of dusting around his sides and belly.
    • Rock (#4D3833) tail tip and scruff.

1.2  Forms

Lupus


  • Weight: 72 lbs (33 kg)
  • Height: 30 in (72 cm)
  • Frequency: Occasionally used.

Average sized Wolf-dog, with a slimmer build.

Secui

  • Weight: 140 lbs (64 kg)
  • Height: 41 in (104 cm)
  • Frequency: Hardly used.

More on the leggy side, slightly larger than lupus with thicker mane.

Optime

  • Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
  • Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
  • Frequency: Preferred form.

Remains slim, Optime hair grows out longer, and there is more definition to the arms and legs.

1.3  Other

Scars

  • Tristan is missing his left eye, the socket appears to be badly burnt as the eye itself was removed with a hot poker. It is usually covered up by his purple cloth
  • Tristan has scars around his muzzle in a ring, caused from having his mouth sealed by rope for a considerable amount of time. The same kind of scars appear around his wrists as well also due to ropes.
  • Across his torso and arms Tristan is littered with claw-like scars ranging from small nicks to deep slashes.

Clothing

  • Tristan tends to wear simple and light clothing to not impede on his movement or quietness. He wears brown coloured pants that he obtained from his father's collection, now torn in a few places due to it's age and abuse. On his upper half Tristan wears a ivory coloured white shirt which is usually left unbuttoned unless Tristan is wearing his leather armour chest piece. Other bits of armour Tristan dons are pads on his shoulders and bracers over his forearms and lower legs.

Accessories

  • Tristan is always seen wearing a piece of long, purple cloth over his left eye. The cloth is old and a bit discoloured but Tristan treasures it greatly. He also wears a broken Frithr necklace which is usually tucked under his shirt.

Images

Image Credits in order from left to right: Raze, Gen x2, Rat x2.

2.  Personality

Tristan started off life being goofy, annoying and just barely tolerable. He was smart and charismatic, living his days as they came and aiming to have as much fun as possible. He'd flirt and enjoy himself, make others smile just because he could. He was confident in his skills, adored his family and the loves in his life and saw the world through the eyes of an optimistic youth. But when living life so high in the sky, the fall can be brutal.

Losing contact with his father made Tristan feel responsibility fall on his shoulders to look out for his remaining family more often. He became torn between dedicating his life to his new home with his love and focusing on his family who lived away. For a short while, Tristan had balance. But tragedies struck at rapid instances, and all of sudden Tristan's beloved mother had gone missing as well. Tristan kept his optimism up for as long as possible, believing he could fix his family and make everything right again. But he failed, and lost himself in the process.

Torture and temporary slavery has made Tristan wary of people. Hidden beneath his mask of confidence that he's perfected over the years, Tristan is always expecting a knife to his back or a poison to his drink. Tristan's method of dealing with those who stand on the darker side of life is to act just like them. The Knight that Tristan once proudly called himself is now hidden deep beneath a new surface of trickery, deception and cunning.

Part of Tristan wants to go back to his old self, the goofy and carefree boy. But like many things Tristan hoped to hold onto, the man fears he might have lost that old self for good.

2.1  Demeanour

Tristan stands confidently, with a smirk usually found on his face. He likes to act rather dramatic at times, and loves to wink or stick his tongue out when teasing others. His over-acting nature allows him to cover up deceptions well, acting the fool usually puts others at ease.

2.2  Ideals

Interests

  • Likes: Playing tricks, family, keeping himself working, home, good people.
  • Dislikes: Slavers, drinks, fire and smoke, his mind, failure.

Traits

Teasing, seemingly open, smart, caring

  • Outlook: Realistic
  • Expression: Extrovert with Introvert moments
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good

Fears

  • Losing those he cares for.
  • Being bored and without purpose.
  • Death
  • Being stuck in an unpredictable situation, or one he feels helpless in.

Motivations

  • To keep his family safe, what's left of it.
  • To serve his pack and family in whatever means he's needed to.

Biases

  • Packs: Sees all packs as a means to gather information, is aware all light has a dark side and so is quick to assume the same with other packs.
  • Species: Doesn't understand a bias towards species.
  • Non-Luperci:
  • Gender: Has grown nervous of flirty females thanks to the actions of his slaver.
  • Color: No bias.
  • Sexuality: No bias.
  • Age: Pups are easier to tease and entertain. Though generally Tristan feels comfortable around any age group.

Sexuality

  • Kinsey 1
  • Predominantly heterosexual, only incidentally homosexual
  • Tristan has only ever had one love in his life, and hasn't felt the same about anyone since. Scarred by the actions of his slaver, Tristan doesn't see romance in the same light anymore. He wants to find love again, but is afraid he may be too scarred to embrace it.

Substances

Misses the taste of wine, but doesn't enjoy drinking unless it's something he's prepared himself.

Spirituality

Subtle belief in a higher being. Gets comfort from believing in more after death.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Key Relations

  • Alistair Callow-Knight: Tristan had once resented his father for breaking their family, only to feel the same about himself. He now sees his father only as a beloved parent, and only wishes he'd get a chance to talk to the man once more.
  • Lola: A mother Tristan will forever love. Finding out she'd gone missing hurt enough, but nothing can repair the feeling of failure at having lost his only chance to get her back.
  • Guinevere: Tristan loves his sister with all his heart. She's the only true family he has left, and the whole reason the man left was after a promise made to fix things so that Guin didn't need to cry. Tristan will always adore her, but looking at his sister now only brings guilt to know he'd also left her just like their parents.
  • Izrian Firebringer: From a friendship that bloomed over the fall of 2015, Izrian was Tristan's one true love. He thought of her as his world, and wanted a life with her. He left with a promise to return once he'd saved his mother, only to never come back and for Izrian to have vanished once he finally did. Tristan fears he'll never see Iz again.

3.2  Family: Callow, de Valence

3.3  Minor Relations

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3.4  Former Relations

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4.  Interaction

  • Speech: Tristan's voice is confident. He can speak French fluently and can speak fairly good in Greek.
  • Scent: Casa di Cavalieri, leather and metal, various herbs. When outside of Casa Tristan will disguise his scent with various flowers or even alcohol.

4.1  Residence

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4.2  NPCs

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  • Description:
  • Personality:

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4.3  Abilities

Strengths

  • Sword-wielding (Journeyman): Tristan's choice of weaponry, typically relies on a one-handed long-sword kept on his belt.
  • Throwing knives (Expert): Tristan picked up the skill from his mother's teaching and has since dedicated himself to learning how to use them. Usually thrown but sometimes relied on in close combat, Tristan uses his knives to attack rapidly, or uses poisons to make the combat end even quicker.
  • Stealth (Journeyman): Tristan was always a sneaky child when it came to pulling pranks and climbing into other's houses. After spending time aiding others in infiltrating hideouts in order to free slaves or deal with horrible people Tristan has almost perfected the craft, only handicapped by a symptom of his brain damage.
  • Poisons (Journeyman): After almost falling victim to a deadly Hemlock poison, Tristan was taught by those who rescued him how to administer, treat and survive various poisons. Tristan has learnt of his 'favourites' to grow and use with his daggers, as well as how to treat them.
  • Various Tasks (Apprentice): Before leaving Vinatta to search for his mother Tristan prided himself on being a jack of all trades due to his skill in various activities. Such skills have gone rusty since he left but he can still recall bits of information about: fishing, sailing, skinning, carpentry, wine making, hunting, reading and writing.

Weaknesses

  • Brain damage: Whilst the Hemlock didn't kill Tristan, it left him with considerable damage to his mind. He suffers from tremors in his hands. Usually Tristan can control them when holding something like a knife, so it doesn't affect his aim, but causes issues when trying to do delicate tasks such as preparing poisons or skinning a kill. Tristan also suffers from Epilepsy, a condition he tries to hide. The condition is triggered when Tristan is under a great amount of stress, and can vary in severity from rapid blinking, a dizziness to his head or even a seizure.
  • Lupus and Secui fighting: Having spent little time in his other forms, Tristan isn't very well trained in fighting with tooth and claw.

5.  Achievements

Pack Game

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Catacombs

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6.  History

Tristan was born to Alistair and Lola after a particularly difficult pregnancy. He was the second born of the litter and Alistair and Lola's very first baby boy. He lived with his mother and father in their home in the Fort Kingsbury Town square. They shared their home with a cat- d'Artagnan who was an adoptive family member. Tristan was cherished by both parents equally and Alistair and Lola always made sure to spend quality time with him and his sister even when their schedules were full. Tristan worked his way through Casa until finding fate drawing him away. The man left Casa to live in Vinatta with Izrian, the love of his life. Tristan worked hard to find his place in Vinatta until the day his mother was supposed to visit. Tristan's maman never arrived, leading the man to search all over the area for her. Discovering her missing and possibly kidnapped, Tristan told his sister Guinevere and after being shocked by her tears he made a promise to get their mother back. Tristan headed out of Nova Scotia and moved south. He managed to keep a good track on his mother's trail and was eventually offered help by a woman called Harmonia and her family. Harmonia however was anything but kind, and kidnapped Tristan instead of helping him. She burned out his left eye as a symbol of slavery and broke him into submission. Eventually Tristan was sold off to another family, only to be immediately freed by them. The Makarios family originated from Greece and considered themselves to be liberators of slaves. Tristan asked them to help him find his mother to which they agreed, and using their aid Tristan managed to track her down. Before Tristan could reach her however, a contact of the one who'd kidnapped Lola managed to trick and poison Tristan in an attempt to kill him. Tristan was poisoned with Hemlock, and almost died in agony if it wasn't for the Makarios family saving him yet again. Feeling honour-bound to repay them for their kindness, Tristan promised to help them continue their work in freeing slaves. The man took up a new name as Hemlock, and worked as a spy to the family to help scout out possible slavers. He worked with the Greek family for a year before failing them. Tristan found Harmonia's whereabouts and planned an attack to get revenge, only to bring the Makarios family with him into a trap. Harmonia set her hideout on fire to eliminate everyone, with Tristan being one of the only survivors. Having lost all he had, Tristan decided to try and head home, hoping to leave his guilt and failures behind and return to the life he had before. If such as thing were possible.

6.1  Timeline

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6.2  Threads

2014

  1. [M] (NPC) ignite the light and let it shine (04 July)
    Fort Kingsbury, with Alistair Callow-Knight, Lola, Morty, and Guinevere. Guinevere and Tristan are born in CdC!
  2. (NPC) Teensie weensie tiny teeth (24 July)
    Fort Kingsbury, with Alistair Callow-Knight and Clara Bates. Tristan chews up his father's cloak and is taken along to Clara Bates who repairs the damage.
  3. (NPC) True Innocence (30 July)
    Fort Kingsbury, with Lola, Guinevere, and Lycaon Nonakris.

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