Vesta

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  1.   1.  Basics
    1.   1.1  Appearance
    2.   1.2  Essentials
  2.   2.  Relationships
    1.   2.1  Family
    2.   2.2  Relations
  3.   3.  Skills
  4.   4.  Residence
  5.   5.  NPCs
  6.   6.  History
  7.   7.  Threads

by Eve

Vesta is a member of Salsola presently ranked as The Tradesman. As a dual-wielding sword master she aims to acquire the job of Milite to serve the pack as a guardian and warrior. Equally a highly skilled leatherworker she also hopes to become an Artesano and make leather goods for the pack.

Named Synnöve Tova at birth she was the first born in a litter of five and the only female. Her family was small and among the many low ranking members of a large and feral wolf pack living in Söderåsen, Sweden. Being lowly meant doing all the menial labor for the upper ranks and when she was old enough she was tracking and hunting and scouting and fending off other predators and trespassers in her pack's territory. When a group of luperci mercenaries happened upon them Vesta was among the many females traded to them to ensure the pack was left alone. She was quickly infected with the luperci virus and sold off into slavery.

After a long and hard fought journey to freedom from her enslavement Vesta eventually found herself wandering toward Nova Scotia. She worked as a sell-sword along the way and built up a decent reputation as a warrior of honor, helping traders and travelers get where they were going safely, cutting down only those who deserved it. She eventually crossed paths with a mysterious stranger named Ebon Oscuro who promised her a much better future if she returned with him. She joined Salsola in September 2015 and never looked back.

Although The Five didn't really make an appearance until after the fall of the Red Star, they had been tormenting Salsola all throughout the beginning of 2016 until Vesta and a collection of her packmates put an end to their killing spree. It wasn't long after that the realm was stricken by the mysterious Spring Sickness and Vesta did her part keep it from spreading. Though she missed out on the Second Boreas Conflict she threw herself headlong into the Inferni-Salsola War near the end of 2017.

O V E R V I E W

B A S I C S

N A M E S

H E R I T A G E

N P C s

E T C

  • Date of Birth: 12 December 2012
  • Gender: Female
  • Luperci: Verto
  • Residence: The Ruins, Salsola
  • Mate: --
  • Pronunciation: vess-tah
  • Nickname: Ves
  • Name Meaning: "hearth goddess"
  • Origin: Roman Mythology
  • Epithet: The Banshee
  • Birth Name: Synnöve Tova
  • Name Meaning: "sun gift"; "beautiful"

P A C K I N F O R M A T I O N

O O C A S S U M P T I O N S

  • Pack: Salsola (20 Sept 2015)
  • Rank: The Tradesman (01 Dec 2016)
  • Co-rank: --

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

  • Seeing Vesta...
    • around the territory, either alone or with Scorpius, Serene, Sidious, Senua, or her NPCs
    • out patrolling, scouting, tracking, hunting
    • sparring or training with her weapons
    • working with hides and leather

1.  Basics

1.1  Appearance

Physical

  • Species: Despite being predominantly dog there is not much about her to suggest she is anything other than an average wolf. Her legs and overall body length are slightly longer in comparison to a purebred wolf and her fur is much softer and sleeker as well. She is not as thickly built as a purebed wolf and is more noticeably slender, especially around the chest and abdomen areas. Her tail is also slightly longer and tapers differently in shape from base to tip, starting out thinner and ending thicker before tapering off into a point.
  • Fur: Her fur is much more soft and plush than an average wolf, though no less hardy and weather resistant. Like all arctic breeds she goes though a heavy period of shedding and her fur differs considerably between the warmer and colder months. During the autumn and winter seasons her fur is very thick and fluffy while in the spring and summer months it is noticeably thinned and sleek, laying flatter and closer to her body. The color remains the same regardless of the season.
    • Optime Hair: She prefers to keep her hair short so it doesn't get in her way, but because she cuts and grooms it herself it is often uneven, choppy, and messy. Still, it is very soft, smooth, silky, and despite its unkempt appearance still kept very clean.
  • Facial Features: Her face is almost completely indistinguishable from a purebred wolf aside from marginally larger eyes and ears and an ever so slightly more tapered muzzle. She does have slightly less feathering around her cheeks and ears and always seems to be carrying an icy scowl upon her otherwise attractive features, which if not marred by scars would have been considered beautiful.
  • Build and Size: She does not differ much from a purebred wolf in build and size, though leans more toward the larger side of the spectrum than the smaller, this due in most part to her longer legs and body and not so much due to her overall size.
    • Lupus: It is extremely hard to tell her apart from a purebred wolf in lupus form, though there are subtle differences. She has longer slimmer legs and a longer slimmer body compared to an average wolf and her fur is much softer and silkier. Compared to her secui and optime forms she is graceful, agile, and swift in lupus form, appearing much more in tune with the way her body moves than her other forms.
    • Secui: Vesta is beastly in secui form, gaining a considerable amount of muscle and bulk, making her much more stocky and robust compared to her lupus form. Her legs are slightly thicker and stronger in this form to aid in moving her bigger stronger body, which looks almost bear-like in size and appearance. She becomes a force to be reckoned with.
    • Optime: She is tall, slender, and sculpted, sporting a runner's build and carrying most of her muscle in her arms, legs, and core. Her muscles are defined but not masculine and she still retains the feminine curves of her sex, though the somewhat graceless way she carries herself often hides that fact.
  • Humanization: Average. She enjoys the use of weapons, tools, clothing, and so on but doesn't go out of her way to humanize herself. She doesn't wear clothing on a regular basis and only does so when the need arises, preferring instead to wear as little as possible. She does enjoy little adornments like jewelry and other trinkets and does commonly wear those things.

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Coloration

  • Fur:
Dawn (#9E9B98)
Tide (#B6B2AD)
Swiss Coffee (#D6D1CE)
Pampas (#F3F0EC)
  • Optime Hair:
Dawn (#9E9B98)
Tide (#B6B2AD)
  • Eyes:
Paradiso (#2C736F)
Ocean Creen (#4AA38F)
  • Nose, Pads, and Claws:
Fuscous Gray (#484745)

Forms


100 lbs (45 kg)
36 in (91 cm)

Lupus (Common)

Used interchangeably with her secui form though preferred for scouting and hunting smaller prey.


180 lbs (82 kg)
48 in (122 cm)

Secui (Common)

Used interchangeably with her lupus form though preferred for fighting and hunting larger prey.


250 lbs (113 kg)
7ft (84 in) (213 cm)

Optime (Preferred)

Used the most out of all her forms and her go-to form for most everyday situations.

Modifications

  • Long smooth slice running diagonally from the middle of her throat upward along the right side of her jaw.
  • Short diagonal cut at the upper outer corner of her right eye.
  • Elongated X-shaped slice just above her left breast.
  • Three long claw slashes horizontal along her left side.
  • Long jagged slice running diagonally along her right hip.
  • Various nicks and cuts along her arms and legs, hidden by her fur.

Clothing

  • A single dark grey long tunic style t-shirt with a faded light blue stylized sunflower printed on the front. She wears it like a normal shirt, wraps it around her breasts like a tube top, ties it around her hips like a wrap, or bunches it around her neck like a scarf; just to name a few of its uses.
  • In the winter she sports a dark grey hooded poncho made from a thick but lightweight material with a wide neck opening so she can quickly discard it whenever she needs to jump into battle. The hood is trimmed with winter white rabbit fur and the extra wide neck opening can be secured tighter with a wooden toggle.
  • A handful of fancy dresses for special occasions.

Accessories

  • A three inch (8cm) feather pendant carved out of unknown bone that hangs on a thin leather cord dyed black along with a shorter thicker braided leather necklace that hangs closer to her throat, adorned with a round blue stone and silver beads.
  • She wears one leather bracelet on each wrist. On her left wrist is a fairly ornate braided brown one adorned with wood, stone, and silver beads as well as a small silver leaf charm. On her right wrist is a much more simple one of darker brown adorned with a pearl charm and a silver charm.
  • Two custom-made hand forged steel swords she stole off an old master after she killed him. She took the leather belt and sheaths that go along with them as well as all the male's supplies for keeping the blades clean and sharp. Both swords are identical and are approximately 34 inches (86cm) long with a six inch (15cm) grip wrapped in black dyed leather. The swords are both constructed from entirely one piece and do not have a guard, making them excellent for cutting and stabbing but not at all good for blocking. Both swords are completely black and silver only where the blades have been sharpened.
  • She is almost never without at least one of her two knives on her somewhere. One is a three inch (8cm) spring loaded folding knife she affectionately calls her "gut-sticker" while the other is a six inch (15cm) long dagger with a gut blade she uses more for utility than for defending herself. These were stolen from a different master along with the thigh sheath she uses to carry them around - which is tied to her sword belt more often than not.

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1.2  Essentials

Personality

The StoicIce QueenLady of WarBroken BirdTranquil FuryLightning Bruiser

Astute, Sincere, Resourceful, Resolute, Rational
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Fearless, Unyielding, Indifferent, Cynical
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Ruthless, Resentful, Violent
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Interaction

  • Speech: Feminine, lower toned, even and smooth. Can get gruff when angered. Riddled with shorthand. Light indiscernible accent.
    • Languages: Fluent in Swedish, German, Spanish, and Italian. Good understanding of French.
  • Scent: Tundra. Frost, snow, ice, cold, granite, gravel, moss, lichen, heath, pine, cotton.
    • Additional Scents: Salsola (pine, salt, marsh), horses, birds, cat, fox, bear.
    • Outsider Disguise: Mostly floral; lavender, chamomile, lemongrass, mint, etc.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Almost perpetually scowling and not easy to get to smile. Crosses her arms a lot. Does not like to be touched. Ambidextrous.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Somewhat rigid and authoritative, aggressive, domineering. Looks evidently feminine but does not act feminine at all.

Traits

  • Outlook: Cynical, Pessimistic, Pragmatic
  • Sociability: Introverted, Antisocial, Abrasive
  • Expression: Aloof, Aggressive, Dominant
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Motivations: Pack, family, advancement, competition, freedom,
  • Fears: Enslavement, confinement, bring controlled, disorder, death

Interests

  • Likes: Training, sparring, fighting, tracking, hunting, horses, rain, storms, winter, snow, cold
  • Dislikes: Small talk, laziness, whining, complaining, nosiness, self-righteousness, summertime, bright sunshine, heat

Biases

  • Packs: Salsola supremacist, looks down on the other packs
  • Species: Prefers wolves and wolf hybrids, ''hates;; coyotes and jackals
  • Non-Luperci: Admires their simpler feral life but is neutral overall
  • Gender: Believes females are just as capable as males, if not moreso
  • Color: Prefers blue and green eyes, highly distrusts gold or yellow eyes
  • Sexuality: Finds homosexuality and polygamy strange but doesn't hate it
  • Age: Finds little worth in the old and young, preferring only the fit and able

Sexuality

Vesta is heterosexual (Kinsey 1) and is only interested in males but has a fondness and appreciation for strong warrior type females like herself. She believes in monogamy and frowns upon polygamy, regarding it as unnatural but in reality it's because she is mildly possessive. She is romantic at her core but does very well to hide it and tries to be the dominant one in the relationship, always making the first moves romantically and sexually. This is especially true when in heat, when she acquires a "take-what-is-mine" sort of mentality, which has often gotten her in trouble.

Substances

During her enslavement she was introduced to a variety of substances including but not limited to alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, salvia, opium, and mushrooms but due to a strict and non-addictive personality she was able to stave off dependence on any substance. She detests smoking anything since she does not like the burning choking feeling of smoke, she doesn't like what hallucinogens do to her head, and hates the lethargic feeling of sedatives. About the only the she's willing to tolerate is alcohol and only in moderation, as she does not like to dull her senses for too long.

Spirituality

She was brought up on a bastardized mixture of Scandinavian mythology - chiefly Norse and Germanic - that was quickly buried by whatever her masters wanted her to believe. For one period or another she feigned faith in Catholicism, Satanism, and the ancient Egyptian mythos. Now, she is mostly spiritual, believing not so much in a higher power, but in the powers of the earth and spirits around her. She is by no means religious or dogmatic though and prefers to rely on her instincts and wits more than anything else.

2.  Relationships

2.1  Family

  • Mother: Kaja Tova
  • Father: Albin Ragna
  • Siblings: Enok Ragna, Dagr Tova, Aron Ragna, Gunnar Tova
  • Mate: --
  • Offspring: --
  • Extended: Tova, Ragna

2.2  Relations

Nuclear

  • Kaja Tova & Albin Ragna
  • Enok & Dagr

Notable

Other Relations

  • --
  • --

Former Owners

  • Henrick Valdemar, the drunken Swede. Drowned in a cask of mead. Stole his horse.
  • Severin Falk, the addicted German. Poisoned by his favorite drug. Stole his swords.
  • Vespasien Sylvain, the lustful Frenchman. Stabbed in the heart. Stole his knives.
  • Salvador Salcedo, the noble Spaniard. Let him live. Set her free.

Minor Relations

  • Sex: Misc. NPCs
  • Friendly: Salsola
  • Significant Acquaintances: --
  • Enemies: Inferni
  • Murders: Misc. NPCs

3.  Skills


Key: Dabbler --> Apprentice --> Journeyman --> Master

  • Her father taught her most of her combat and hunting skills, focusing on that more than a normal young life, so she picked up on it fast and mastered it quickly. After being sold into slavery she acquired a variety of skills from her various masters either by close observation or direct instruction, and by constant repetition was able to become accustomed to those skills. She regularly trains to maintain the skills she is already good at and improve upon the ones she hasn't fully grasped yet.
  • Swords (Master):
    Uses two swords, TBA
  • Knives (Master):
    TBA
  • Feral Combat (Master):
    TBA
  • Optime Combat (Journeyman):
    TBA
  • Hunting, Tracking, Scouting (Master):
    TBA
  • Leatherworking (Journeyman):
    TBA
  • Carving (Journeyman):
    TBA
  • Chemist (Apprentice):
    Inks and dyes, TBA

4.  Residence

Vesta shares a home with Scorpius, his family, and all of their animals. She has promised to move in with - and keep an eye on - the twins once they're old enough to venture off on their own.

5.  NPCs


Basics

Summary

Can be Referenced...

Ignis (noriker horse)

  • Gender: Stallion
  • Species: Noriker Horse
  • Date of Birth: November 2008
  • Onboard?: Yes
  • Size:
    • Height: 17hh (65in; 165cm)
    • Weight: 2,200lbs (998kg)
  • Key Features: Purebred
  • Coloration: Flaxen Chestnut
    • Rich chestnut that fades into gold and then ivory at his hoofs
    • Very long wavy flaxen gold mane and tail, dark dorsal stripe

Salsola members may assume:

  • Seeing Ignis with Vesta

Miscellaneous:

Skills & Abilities

  • Rider trained, a little slow, but long distance
  • Cart trained, high stamina, incredibly strong
  • War horse, high pain tolerance, no fear

Personality:

Ignis is the definition of docile. He is calm, gentle, and very compliant, easily heeding the orders of pretty much everyone, but he understands Vesta the best. He is a little bit dumb and will only perform admirably when given enough instruction but for general riding and cart pulling he is always very good. He is unmatched in stamina and is incredibly hardy, well accustomed to extreme heat and extreme cold. He is also very adaptable and pliant, able to adjust to pretty much any task or surroundings. All he wants to do is please and he does just as well as a war horse as he does as a work horse.

History:

  • Born on a ranch in southern Norway
  • Underwent training as a war horse
  • Stolen by a wandering trader
  • Sold to Henrick Valdemar
  • Stolen by Vesta

Ardor (eurasian lynx)

  • Gender: Male
  • Species: Eurasian Lynx
  • Date of Birth: 2010
  • Onboard?: Yes
  • Size:
    • Height: 30in (76cm)
    • Length: 50in (127cm)
      • Tail Length: 6in (15cm)
    • Weight: 60lbs (27kg)
  • Key Features: --
  • Coloration: Standard
    • Lighter in the spring and summer
    • Darker in the autumn and winter

Salsola members may assume:

  • Seeing Ardor with Vesta or alone around pack territory

Miscellaneous:

Skills & Abilities

  • Speaks fluent high speech and "cat speech"
  • Spying, Tracking, Scouting, Hunting
  • Companionship, Pest Control

Personality:

Ardor has never truly lived the life of a wild animal and it shows in the way he goes about his life. Although he is not completely dependent on luperci - as he is capable of hunting for himself - he very obviously relies on them and is far more comfortable around them than his own kind, which he has encountered very few of. He acts very much like one would expect a non-luperci canine would among the shifting kind and has adapted to living more civilized than wild cats. He thinks of himself as quite refined and likes to stay as clean as possible, avoiding mud and dirt when he can. Though highly cultured he is not pretentious and does not think himself above anyone else, though he does consider himself superior to wild cats. Though somewhat antisocial he does love watching and is a keenly observant individual, aloof at times but not cold, and friendly to those he considers his friends.

History:

  • Born and raised in captivity
  • Sold as a pet to various luperci
  • Left his last owner and lived wild
  • Encountered Vesta and followed her

Ire (gyrfalcon)

  • Gender: Male
  • Species: Gyrfalcon
  • Date of Birth: June 2015
  • Onboard?: Yes
  • Size:
    • Length: 22in (56cm)
    • Wingspan: 50in (127cm)
    • Weight: 2lbs (1kg)
  • Key Features: --
  • Coloration: Leucistic
    • Pure white all over, faint silver specks here and there
    • Light grey flesh, grey beak, black claws, silver eyes

Salsola members may assume:

  • Seeing Ire with Vesta or alone around pack territory

Miscellaneous:

Skills & Abilities

  • Capable of broken high speech, understands perfectly.
  • Spying, Scouting, Tracking, Hunting, Pest Control
  • Companionship

Personality:

TBA

History:

  • Born in Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Orphaned and nearly killed by Jet
  • Nursed back to health by Vesta and Scorpius
  • Bonded closely with Vesta, rarely leaves her
  • Received training from Scorpius

6.  History


TBA

7.  Threads

2015 & 2016

2017 & 2018