Bogdan Kotovo

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Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  3.   3.  Connections
    1.   3.1  Family
    2.   3.2  Relationships
    3.   3.3  Skills
  4.   4.  History
    1.   4.1  Overview
    2.   4.2  Threads

Bogdan Kotovo is a wolfdog from Volgograd, Russia.

A former pirate who settled down to start a family, only to be struck by misfortune. When Bogdan's mate and children died, he and his surviving son left their family homestead seeking a supposed relative overseas.

To their surprise, they found her.

This soon led them to Salsola, where the pair decided to settle. Bogdan was sponsored by Stannis de le Poer, and soon began assisting him with the developments beginning to take place in his new home.







  • Date of Birth: 7 July 2013
Human Age: 37
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: --
  • Mate: Sabine Kotovo
  • Pack: Salsola
  • Rank: The Family
  • Pronunciation: BAWG-dan
  • Etymology:
    • Bogdan: given by God
    • Kotovo: tomcat
  • Alias:
  • Epithet:
  • --

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics


  • Species: More wolf than dog, with only slight hybridization.
  • Fur:
    • Optime Hair:
  • Facial Features:
  • Build and Size:
    • Lupus: 110 lbs (49.8 kg) ↔ 38 in (96.5 cm)
    • Secui: 179 lbs (81.1 kg) ↔ 50 in (127 cm)
    • Optime: 260 lbs (117.9 kg) ↔ 6 ft 11 in (83 in) (210.8 cm)
  • Scars:
    • Missing right leg below the ankle; has obvious scars from the amputation.
  • Tattoos:
    • Nautical star on right forearm; created via branding.
  • Accessories:
    • Wooden peg leg. Carries a crutch/walking staff. Gold earring.


  • Scent: Smells strongly of salt water, smoke.
  • Speech: Bogdan's native language is Russian. He is mostly-fluent in English, though sometimes he pretends not to be.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Tries to downplay his handicap. Loud, distinctive laugh.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Observant, generally relaxed.



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2.  Personality

2.1  Ideals


Charismatic, Hardworking, Calculating, Opinionated, Resentful
  • Expression:
  • Sociability: Enjoys the company of friends, hates the presence of strangers.
  • Alignment: True Neutral
    • "Will provide for friends, and expects to be repaid in some manner."
    • "Will take risks if the benefits are great."
    • "Will support his nation when profitable to do so, but will not act against his nation if profitable. "
    • "Believes people deserve the treatment they are willing to endure."
    • "Will not harm others for profit. "


  • Bogdan is generally suspicious of everyone.


  • Likes: Sailing, the sea, the beach, snow
  • Dislikes: Illness, poor weather, "do-gooders"


  • Likes to drink, extremely high tolerance.
  • Occasional smoker.

Motivations and Fears

  • Safety for himself and his son, wealth, an easy life
  • Bad luck, crippling injuries, painful death, drowning


  • Polytheistic, though not highly religious.

3.  Connections

3.1  Family

  • Mother: Akilina Kotovo
  • Father: Bjart Kotovo
  • Siblings Ivan Kotovo
  • Children (with Sabine Kotovo

Bogdan is related to members of the Helsi family by means of his grandfather, Odin, who is Kynda Helsi's father. His father Bjart is her half-brother, and uncle to Reykja Helsi, Siv Silfr and Víborg Helsi.

3.2  Relationships

Key Relationships

Positive Relationships

Poor Relationships

3.3  Skills


  • Language (Accomplished): Native Russian speaker, fluent in English.
    • Singing: Bogdan knows all sorts of Russian songs.
  • Sailing (Master): He's a grizzly old pirate.
  • Navigation (Master): Capable of using the stars to determine direction and distance.
  • Food Handling and Preparation (Accomplished): Bogdan is capable of preserving, rationing, and cooking food. He acted as a cook both on and off of ships, and briefly maintained a livestock farm.
  • Livestock (Journeyman): Previously raised ducks and goats.


  • Physical Handicap: Missing a foot makes Bogdan slow and generally off-balanced, though he has adapted to this well.

4.  History

4.1  Overview

Previous Packs and Ranks

товарищ земля ( )
щенок, --, --

4.2  Threads

  1. [M] The ways of old (Jan 2019)
  2. easy does it now (Apr 2019)
  3. [M] a thousand times goodnight (Jan 2020)
  4. Under the circumstances, I've been shockingly nice (Feb 2020)
  5. a hundred arms, a hundred years (March 2020)
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