The del Morte Family

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  • Species: Wolf Hybrid
  • Family Origin: Newfoundland, Canada
  • Surname: Italian, "of Death"
  • Archetype (Group): Multi-lingual, Sign-Language, Wealth, Islanders, Talented, Intelligent
  • Archetypes (Individuals): Wealthy Merchants, Craftsmen, Travelers, Gatherers, Slaves
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Introduction

The del Morte line has been around for generations long before the recent generations. The family has been split into two sides, the luperci and the non-luperci. Although beginning as a complete non-luperci bloodline, the virus spread to one side, and stayed strong. The other side, choosing to live their natural lives, have remained pure to their ancient bloodline. Because of this, the two sides of the family have worked out a system so that the two sides may live in peace with one another. The non-luperci members are in charge of gathering the raw materials that the luperci members then use to create items to be traded away for their profit. Profits are shared among the whole family. Non-luperci also aid in the care of livestock as well as herding them when it comes their time to leave.

Though the sides of the family remain separate from each other, what doesn't is their defining features. Known for their earthen pelt colors, this family also ha various shades of gray and reddish colors seen more prominently from generation to generation. The earthen colors continue with the eyes of this family, but members that have golden eyes are held in very high regard. This rarity is revered by other family members as those who are worthy of great things, but this rarity also makes them bigger targets for the enemies this family might have. Wolven to the core, this family makes their presence known and seeks the progression of their ever expanding family.


In terms of the present world, in Nova Scotia and Beyond the del Morte family is one of many powerful and wealthy trading families situated in Newfoundland. Intelligent and cooperative with both sides of the family, they have a wide variety of items that are used to make profit. Hidden along the same location, Rabenuhr hosts its own collection of del Mortes, breeding them into slaves while also being headed by one of their own. Freedom is never a close sigh for them and better to give up then go on dreaming until they meet death.

Family

PLEASE NOTE: Names that have 'del Morte' after them but are not bolded are not true members of the del Morte bloodline. These are members that have chosen to take the name, usually through mateship.

- Characters who are of del Morte lineage but DO NOT have the del Morte surname, are able to OOC request (via Salena) to change their surname to del Morte, or to have puppies who are given the surname del Morte.

First Generation

  • Renfrew del Morte x Veronica Ashling
    • Wolfram del Morte
    • Maddox del Morte
    • Felina del Morte
  • Eliot Kane x Delfina del Morte
    • Renzo del Morte
    • Jacinta del Morte

Second Generation

  • Wolfram del Morte x Tori del Morte
  • Wolfram del Morte x Tori del Morte
  • Anin Rune x Felina del Morte
    • Basha del Morte
    • Poppy del Morte
    • Ebony Rune
  • Renzo del Morte x Carna Abena
    • Xylia del Morte
    • Helios del Morte
  • Renzo del Morte x Penelope del Morte
    • Edward del Morte

Third Generation


'Souls History

Early History

Born along the shores of Newfoundland, the del Mortes began their system and put it to use as a port trading family. They became wildly successful along the ports of Newfoundland and eventually spread out to other areas around the world, most notably in Freetown (now Portland).

Other world territories are open to having interactions with the del Morte family. Let Salena know if you wish to have notable interactions.

Young pup Silas del Morte is born to the non-luperci parents, Wolfram and Tori del Morte. Excited and always looking to explore, he would often wander outside of the family's boundaries, knowing full well it was safe as long as he was nearby. At 3 months old, he was captured by hunters of Rabenuhr and brought to be made a slave. Resistant to the bone, he was defiant no matter what punishment was dealt to him, including the loss of his speech. In order to finally break him, Rabenuhr's master, Kruger Blackwood, learned about the birth of his brother, Liam del Morte. Hatching a plan, Liam and his parents were forced into faking their happiness without their first son in order to show Silas they had moved on without him. Silas returned to Rabenuhr, and has been obedient even since. Their parents were promptly murdered after their show and Liam was left to die. He survived, determined to find his brother.

Recent History

Due to Rabenuhr's system, slaves that show lots of promise from non-lupercis are forced to experience the luperci virus, one way or another. Because of this, the first luperci are being introduced to the non-luperci side of the del Morte family. Liam too had been introduced to the virus, but through his own choosing to aid with his own survival as well as better his chances of one day finding Silas.

Bred for sex, Silas is a popular choice when it comes to one night stands, as he is not for sale aside from nighttime services. Unknown to his knowledge, he has produced litters, some having been returned to Rabenuhr by Silas' clients that would end up pregnant and give them up to their father, as they do not wish to waste their time raising pups from a slave. These pups are given to mothers that are still nursing, but Kruger has granted his slave permission to watch over the progress of his children, as long as he still behaves. Step out of line, and everyone suffers.

Interested in playing a del Morte pup? See Salena's Adoptions for more information.

Influence and Influences

FAMILIES

  • du Lierre via Rowan du Lierre
- Rowan meet with merchant Edward del Morte after nearly being trampled by the boar she had been chasing. Having lost his meal, he offered her some company and a meal that she wouldn't have to catch herself.
- When it was discovered that she was pregnant, Edward had learned of this before leaving her to return to the merchant life, sparing him the responsibility of fatherhood.

LOCATIONS

- Founding member Silas was brought to Rabenuhr as a pup. Since he has been a constant presence in Rabenuhr as Kruger's personal slave while also having some duties of his own.
- Being bred for sex, Silas is bound to have pups, some being brought back to their father, which are promptly handed off to someone else to be raised.
- The del Morte family has had a long standing connection with many of the traders in Freetown as well as Portland after the falling star. Known for their wide variety of trades, and intelligent deals.
- Thanks to Kruger Blackwood, Rabenuhr has been well received among the underground traders. Rumors have been spread about the del Morte slaves, most notably Silas, though he has been instructed to never give out his true name. Silas is a presence within the slave trade, and feared for his ruthless training and obedience.

Defining Features

Please keep in mind that the information regarding physical attributes for del Morte-blooded individuals is not strict - Variations beyond the below-mentioned similarities are common and welcome.

Eyes

Browns and darker colored eyes are common within the del Morte family. In uncommon to rare cases are there actually colored eyes, most of these being natural colors like blues and greens. Any other colors are considered rare. Golden eyes are considered extremely rare, as it is a very recessive gene. Those that have golden eyes are revered by the rest of the family.

  • Brown: Shingle Fawn (#6d5139) to Bistre (#37291c) are COMMON
  • Green: Pastel Green (#77DD77) to Fruit Salad (#4F9D5D) are UNCOMMON
  • Blue: Portage (#75AAE6) to San Marino (#48599D) are UNCOMMON
  • Golden: Gold (#fed700) is EXTREMELY RARE

Size and Build

  • Members of both sides of the family usually show tall and muscled forms, typical to their wolf heritage. Though this is the dominant feature, there are those that are still shorter than average.
  • Most are average in build with some leaning more towards the lean side and others towards the muscular. Many of the leaner builds are stemmed from those living in Rabenuhr
  • Wolf features are present in every aspect, though which wolf species varies between each del Morte.
  • Much more rounded features, lacking the angles of other species.

Fur

  • Brown fur is common. Most coats are lighter with some darker shades -- coats tend toward natural earthy colors.
    • Dark tones: Cedar (#422917), Irish Coffee (#573922), Walnut (#6E401E).
    • Mid tones: Pickled Bean (#6F4726), Single Fawn (#694C2D), Yellow Metal (#785A3C), Potters Clay (#835A34).
    • Highlights: Shadow (#82674A), Cape Palliser (#9C7543).
  • Grayish browns are a common inherited color, though not as much as the natural earthen colors.
    • Grayish hues: Taupe (#433930), Soya Bean (#5F5548), Sandstone (#7B6D5E), Zorba (#A29387), Cloud (#CAC7C4).

Family Culture

Golden Eyes

  • The trait of having golden eyes in extremely rare in the del Morte family, whether a child's parents have them or not. It can seem like it is done at random. Because of this, members born with golden eyes are held in a very high regard, believed that they are capable of great things when they reach their adult life. These ones tend to be the most intelligent, crafty, and strong-willed of those in the del Morte family.
    • This trait is meant to remain extremely rare. If you wish to have a del Morte pup or other family member with golden eyes, please contact Salena before doing so.

Treasure Skull Icon

  • The Treasure Skull icon can be obtained as a custom icon by any character of del Morte blood who has taken the surname del Morte, regardless of their connection to the family, pack, etc.
The icon is not available to characters who do not not fit the stated criteria.
  • You must purchase your icon via game points, Word of the Day, the 'Souls Store, a contest, or similar.
  • The icon must not be altered from its original state. Changing the colors, shape, etc. of the icon is forbidden.
  • You may choose to have any hover-text you wish, though please refrain from rude or offensive language as this reflects back on the del Morte information.


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