Willow Cormier

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  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
    2.   3.2  Significant Relationships
  4.   4.  History

Willow Cormier is the daughter of Eliza Cormier and Storm Cormier, born in Krokar. Growing up, she was always surrounded by family -- with three doting parents (including stepfather Milos Parhelion), four aunts and uncles, and a lot of "honorary" kin who played a part in her raising. As a result, despite the chaotic events of her youth (such as the meteor impact and the Austringer Hostility), Willow grew up well-adjusted and eager for adventure, boasting an optimistic attitude and a stubborn streak inherited straight from her parents.

However, an incident with her younger brother Logan shook up her faith in her caribou and her family's love, and the departure of friend and guide Myrkr Stormbringer from the pack left her without a confidant. Struggling with her feelings and her place in the community, Willow made the decision to strike out on her own, and travel on a spiritual journey to help find herself. Braving the frozen wastes of the north, Willow eventually crossed the Hudson Strait with a group of migrating Inuit dogs, and settled in a tribal community based around Iqaluit, the "place of fish," on Baffin Island. She learned about their faith, culture, and various survival skills -- as well as took an adventurous youngster, Toklo Ikiaq, under her wing.

When she returned to Krokar, she learned that it had disbanded following a terrible disaster. Willow found the remnants of her family and joined them in The Shoal, getting to better know her younger siblings and enjoying the company of her dearly-missed loved ones. However, when Willow met an sensual and spiritual stranger, Athras Eryn, her interest was piqued; she met and assisted the refugees of Caledonia as they found their feet in a new world, intrigued by their culture and gods. When New Caledonia formed, Willow was one of the founding members.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: 30 Dec 2015
  • Gender: Female
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Pack: New Caledonia
  • Rank: Privileged

PLOT OPPORTUNITY!

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

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

  • Willow devotes much of her time to caring for her animals. Her caribou, Alasie, in particular is never far.
  • A fisherwoman and diver, she can frequently be found in the water. She makes fishing nets and poles (from existing materials) and always shares her catch.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Willow is dominantly wolfish in build, but her markings and scent are unmistakably part dog.
  • Fur: Thick, wire-like, weather-resistant.
    • Optime Hair: Long and wavy, done up in braids and a topknot.
  • Facial Features: Large, wide eyes. Prick ears like a wolf's, a slightly shorter muzzle.
  • Build and Size: Average-tall, stocky, sturdy with streamlined muscle; decidedly lupine with all the endurance that implies.
    • Lupus: 32 in (81 cm) — 80 lb (40 kg)
    • Secui: 44 in (112 cm) — 145 lb (66 kg)
    • Optime 6 ft 7 in (79 in) (201 cm) — 240 lb (109 lb)
  • Humanization: Medium; Willow changes form often and shirks complicated clothing though she likes little baubles.

Palette

Café Noir (#4b3621)
Gainsboro (#dcdcdc)
Old Copper (#724a2f)
Irish Coffee (#5f3d26)
Night Rider (#1f120f)
Blue Gray (#6f99cb)
Birch (#373021)

1.2  Miscellaneous

Interaction

  • Speech: Loud, brash, average-high voice that still sounds "girlish." She has an odd accent, a mix between Eliza's misplaced drawl and Milos' Virginian speech. She signs while speaking, something she picked up from her father; her gestures tend toward sweeping and elaborate, conveying a "loudness" of their own.
  • Scent: Cormier, caribou, rivers and lakes, salt and fish, snow, wolf and dog.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Extremely expressive; pulls faces and mimes actions even while speaking; her signing is grand and "loud." Clasps her hands together a lot to "silence" herself, but this never lasts long.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Willow is seemingly never at rest, tending toward large, elaborate gestures, expressive and friendly body language.

Adornments

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Images

2.  Personality

  • Tolerant, reliable, charismatic, altruistic
  • Idealistic, selfless, sensitive, indecisive
  • Genuinely and warmly interested in people
  • Values harmony, and good at creating it
  • Need approval from others to feel good about themselves
  • Tendency to be smothering and over-protective
  • Sometimes unaware of social appropriateness or protocol
  • Extremely sensitive to conflict, with a tendency to sweep things under the rug as an avoidance tactic
  • Motivational, inspirational; bring out the best in others

2.1  Ideals

Traits

  • Outlook: Optimistic
  • Sociability: Extroverted
  • Expression: Submissive
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
    • Believes everyone should be treated fairly and kindly.
    • Feels guilt when she commits a wrongdoing and will seek to right her wrong.
    • Will provide for friends, and expects to be repaid in some manner.
    • Values her family, but will not heed their requests necessarily.

Motivations

  • Family is the single most important thing to Willow; as she gets older, she appreciates more and more what her family has done for her and the sacrifices that they have made. While she grows more independent and may not heed their wishes, she does ultimately want to provide for her family and never wants to disappoint them.
  • Growth, exploration, adventure, knowledge
  • Helping others, making friends; having her help acknowledged and repaid

Fears

  • Something: something something
  • Something: something something

Biases

  • Packs: Pro-Krokar and allies, wary of packs with dark reputations.
  • Species: No prejudice, but most comfortable with wolves and dogs, Luperci-wise.

Sexuality

  • Pansexual
  • Attracted to character more than physical traits. Whether the other person is shy and tender, or confident and sensual, Willow appreciates a wide variety of people and genders, which will only grow as she becomes more experienced.
  • Not likely to initiate anything unless she suspects the other person shows interest in her; wants to avoid rejection.
  • Has no qualms about polyamory.

Interests

  • Likes: Adventure, family, swimming, forests, rivers, boats, animals (birds, caribou, others), stories, rain and snow
  • Dislikes: Cruelty, restraint, not being appreciated

Substances

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Spirituality

  • Animism: all things have spirits and so deserve a basic level of respect
  • Believes in Krokar's River Goddess and participates in some of the related superstitions

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family

3.2  Significant Relationships

  • Eliza Cormier is Willow's mother -- and the one she inherited much of her spunky, loudmouth personality from. The two are enough alike to cause conflict, but the love between mother and daughter could never be questioned.
  • Storm Cormier is Willow's father. Willow absolutely adores Storm, and inherited a love of diving from him. They understood each other in a way few others did.
  • Milos Parhelion is Willow's stepfather, though they love each other as if they were blood. At her lowest, Willow didn't know if she truly deserved his unconditional kindness and acceptance; his demeanor humbles her.
  • Bramble & Logan are Willow's younger brothers. She was eager to be a big sister -- perhaps too eager. An accident shattered the boys' trust in her when Logan was hurt, and Willow never quite knew how to repair the damage.
  • Percival, Daisy, and Cora are Willow's youngest siblings -- ones whom she has not yet met.
  • Myrkr Stormbringer was a good friend of Willow's. She acted like a clingy, annoying little sister to Myrkr, who nevertheless looked after her. As a youth, Willow never quite saw Myrkr's depths; his departure from Krokar wounded her, though she realized in hindsight that he was his own person.
  • Lucille is Willow's aunt and a leader of Krokar. Willow appreciates that Lucille treated her like an adult and collaborated with her on things like cartography.
  • Finlay Cormier is Willow's favorite uncle, an outgoing man who always treated her with great affection.
  • Toklo Ikiaq is a youngster from Iqaluit whom Willow took under her wing. She treats him as something like a surrogate little brother, keeping an eye out for him but also enabling him to live out his adventures.
  • Kenojuak Prior was an umialit, or whaling captain, Willow knew in Iqaluit -- the older sister of Toklo. Kenojuak is a woman Willow greatly admired, and who taught Willow much about life in the north.

4.  History

Willow Cormier was born in Krokar in December 2015 to adoptive siblings Eliza and Storm Cormier. Not long after her birth, her mother found a new love -- and mate -- in Milos Parhelion -- but this did not change all three parents' love for the girl.

Disasters struck during her childhood, from the meteor impact to the Austringer Hostility, though she was too young to understand quite what these events meant. Shortly after her first shift, Willow began to look forward, eager to become an adult in the pack.

2016 Threads

August

  1. And the Rowers on the Water They Skim the Top Like Bugs
    Swimming around, Willow chats with Sylven Firebringer.
  2. Grass on Your Back Been Hanging in the Air
    Iroquois observes Willow hunting a vole.
  3. So I Piled High the Stones Until the River Kindly Rose
    Willow comes across a lost loner, Myrkr Stormbringer.
  4. I Took the Time to Breathe Among the Rootbuds and the Weeds
    Willow brings Myrkr to Captain Lucille, only to find out that Myrkr doesn't actually want to join Krokar yet.
  5. Restless
    Eliza Cormier reveals to Willow that she is pregnant.
  6. The Gentle Stream That Trickles Through the Summer Glades
    Willow introduces Myrkr to uncle Finlay Cormier, and talks about her future siblings.
  7. Come Dive With Me
    Storm Cormier teaches Willow how to safely dive.
  8. The Peat Moss and the Leaves Took Turns with Both My Feet
    Aenan Pyr invites Willow to eat cooked fish on a rainy day.
  9. We Go Down
    Willow dives with Semini.
  10. And the Glimmer of Fire Pretends an Early Dawn
    Willow defends a pregnant Meerclar from another cat, and talks about family with Milos Parhelion.
  11. The Leaves up on the Trees Today Are Green Green Green
    Willow shows off the caribou to Myrkr Stormbringer and Slave.
  12. I'm the Type of Guy Who Likes to Roam Around
    Willow and Myrkr meet a friendly dingo, Baird Byrne.
  13. [M] Run to a Brand New Sun
    Willow's little brothers, Logan Cormier and Bramble Parhelion, are born.
  14. Fishin' for a Livin'
    Willow fishes with Claude.
  15. We Played Hide and Seek in Waterfalls
    Myrkr Stormbringer announces his intention to join Krokar officially.

September

  1. Hole in the Ocean Floor
    Willow and Tiamat compete for Laevisa Arena's love potion.
  2. It's Hard to Be Sure, It's Hard to Endure
    Crossing Halcyon Mountain, Willow and Myrkr come across an elusive, dangerous woman.
  3. You'll Live Across a Great Divide
    Willow witnesses the reunion between Myrkr and his sister, Thyri Dawnbringer.

October

  1. What Will It Grasp If It Falls Too Fast
    When Willow is hurt and Myrkr is panicking, Midnighters Skana and Asura Creo come to her aid.
  2. Swoop and Swing
    Eliza gives Willow a falconry lesson, and bestows her hybrid falcon Bernie upon her.
  3. Damn, That's a Dam
    Willow and Finlay Cormier investigate a beaver dam on Krokar territory.

Novemer

  1. Understand Her in All Her Grace and Grandeur
    Willow watches over the caribou with Milos, who suggests she take in shy youngster Alasie.
  2. I Look and See It's Not Only Me
    Willow plays with Lotan.
  3. Now We're Running in Circles
    IN PROGRESS. Willow comes across Garrett Masquerade and his cheetah, Skeiron.
  4. In This Land of Make Believe
    IN PROGRESS. Willow feeds and gives directions to Thiago and Reluceo Vela.
  5. Mapping the Lands
    Willow helps Lucille map Krokar's new territory claim.
  6. Fine China
    Willow meets the friendly, quirky Gethsemane Aika.

2017 Threads

January

  1. Will I Like the Surprise?
    Willow takes her little brother Logan to see the caribou. However, they inadvertently cause a stampede, and Logan gets injured before their parents save them.
  2. 'Cause They Will Run You Down, Down Til You Fall
    IN PROGRESS. Iroquois talks with a moody Willow.
  3. Rummaging Among the Lines I've Drawn
    Willow adds to Lucille's map of Krokar.

February

  1. Everything a Net Can Fill Is Fair to Catch and Free to Kill
    IN PROGRESS.
  2. Got a Tendency to Hurt From Little Things
    IN PROGRESS. w/ Tierney Frostfir.
  3. The Runners by the Waterside They Run Run Run
    IN PROGRESS.

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