Fiero (NPC of Keabetswe)

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  1.   1.  Appearance
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Skills & Abilities
    2.   2.2  Likes & Dislikes
  3.   3.  History

Fiero is a Common genet living in Krokar. He was seen almost constantly with Malcolm, of whom Fiero was particularly protective but was made to stay behind when Mal left to search for his abducted friend. The separation has left Fiero feeling downhearted and somewhat resentful of Mal, though he understands the reasoning behind the decision and recognizes how difficult it was for him, too.

Keabetswe, a woman previously from southern Africa, promised Malcolm that she would take Fiero in and keep him safe. The pair have begun to bond, finding common ground in their experiences as immigrants from Africa.

Overview

Basics

Name

NPC Info

OOC Assumptions

  • Date of Birth: October 2011
  • Gender: Male
  • Species: Common genet
  • Pronunciation: fee-AIR-oh
  • Meaning: proud
  • Origin: Italian

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

  • Seeing Fiero with Keabetswe.
  • Spotting him in the trees around the territory.

1.  Appearance

Weighing only 4.4lbs (2kg), Fiero is small but has a long and slender body with very cat-like features. He has a tapered nose and wide, pointed ears while his tail is long and banded black and silver. His pelt is soft, with black spots upon a field of silvers and subtle tawny hues. He has a black dorsal stripe down the center of his back.

His most obvious features are perhaps his scars, which have left his face notably disfigured. The entire left side of his face is marred, leaving his left ear in tatters, his left eye missing, and scour marks spanning the top of his head down to his nose. There is a another set of claw marks along his right shoulder and arm. His remaining eyes is large and dark.

2.  Personality

Though he can come off as indifferent or uncaring, Fiero is deeply attentive towards those who have gained his trust and has a tender, subtle say of showing his affection. Those who are on the receiving end of his fondness are quick to see how big his heart is but it is difficult to achieve this level of trust and love. By and large, Fiero is distrustful and protective of Mal. Despite his small size and obvious physical disadvantages, he can be fiery and fierce.

2.1  Skills & Abilities

  • Broken high speech.
  • Climbing.
  • Secrecy and spying.

2.2  Likes & Dislikes

  • Likes handouts and passive attention.
  • Likes climbing and being at a high elevation.
  • Hates mustelids or anything remotely resembling them.

3.  History

  • Born in Italy to a small family whose ancestors had been introduced to the area long ago.
  • At around two years of age, Fiero unwittingly stowed away on a ship bound for Tripoli, Libya.
  • He met other genets in Tripoli but struggled to find his niche in this new land.
  • Fiero relied heavily on Luperci for handouts and protection, never staying with any one person for long before moving on.
  • His travels eventually lead him to Cap-Vert, Senegal, where he met a young boy.
  • A vicious attack from a honey badger left him with disfiguring facial scars.
  • Thanks in part to Mal's constant vigilance, Fiero survived his injuries but not without life-altering repercussions.
  • Unable to confidently feed or defend himself, he chose to remain with Mal and Ailie when they travel to 'Souls.
  • Early in 2018, following months of anxiety and depressing experiences, Mal decides to depart from Krokar and search for Ailie, who was abducted in the summer of 2017.
  • Fiero is taken in by Keabetswe, a woman also from Africa.
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