Gavroche Benoît

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
  2.   2.  Personality
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family: Trouillefou & Benoît Fauchelevent
  4.   4.  History
  5.   5.  Threads

Gavroche Benoît is a dog living as a loner in the lands surrounding the northern end of the Bay of Fundy. He is an eccentric craftsman and storyteller with an exceptionally shady past.

One of former Cour des Miracles King Jacquez Trouillefou's children, Gavroche and his sister were born in Tampa, Florida. He was very young when his father left the family behind, and it was not long after that that the remainder of his fell apart. Pushed out onto the streets as an adolescent, Gavroche journeyed to New Orleans. He fell into company with a man named Rémy Lebeau and his gang -- a group called The Guild. Theives and muscle for hire, their fortune eventually ran out. When blame was placed upon his absent friend, Gavroche went to find the truth for himself.

This journey brought him all the way to Nova Scotia, where after a long search Gavroche eventually found Rémy. His friend had since joined a coyote clan engaged in a war. Following this, with remnants of their old gang appearing in nearby areas, Rémy left with Gavroche and the two began hunting these people down. They were briefly accompanied by Gavroche's nephew Jehan de l'Or and his guardian, Jairus Mercer, though the two men never revealed their more nefarious purposes. When even Rémy left the area, the reluctant to travel Gavroche spent his time as a loner, regularly camping out in both Aelcrest Shore and Amherst. His life was disrupted by the Inferni and Cour des Miracles War, during which he is unjustly attacked by a coyote simply for being a dog. Injured and frightened, Gavroche sought refuge with a a pair of foxes living in Vinátta, which he joined and remained a member of for two years. Gavroche returned to the life of a loner when the pack disbanded, moving around between the Isthmus Of Chignecto and Wabanaki Coast.

He became friendly with a young man that summer...

Overview

Basics

Name

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: 18 September 2008
  • Human Age: 60
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: None permanent
  • Pack: None
    • Previous: Vinátta (July 2015 - June 2017)
  • Rank: Loner
  • Pronunciation: Gavroche Benoît
  • Etymology:
    • Gavroche: Rock, Street Urchin
    • Benoît: Benedict
  • Significance: French, spec. Les Misérables[1]
  • Leaf and Ivy Darkfire

PLOT OPPORTUNITY!

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

  • Former Vinátta Members: Gavroche was a member of the pack for a while -- maybe your character has met him before.
  • Cour des Miracles Members: Huh, there's another dog that looks a bit like Gavroche living in the court...weird.
  • Please ask me if you would like to reference seeing or interacting with Gavroche!

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Dog. Gavroche does not strongly resemble any single breed, though he is clearly a dog with no wolf or coyote heritage at all.
  • Fur: He has a thick double coat of fur, the outer guard hairs forming a waterproof barrier. His age is obvious in the gray which has begun to appear throughout his pelt.
    • Optime Hair: Very long, thick, and wavy.
  • Facial Features: His ears stand mostly erect, with only the top third flopping forward. His striking yellow eyes are intense, set against the dark mask of his facial markings. Occasionally Gavroche accents his facial markings with powdered dye, to brighten their natural colors.
  • Build and Size: His head is square but with a narrowed, triangular muzzle more resembling a collie. His body is built largely like a shepherd dog, though the long fur covering it hides his muscular appearance. His thick, luxurious tail is often carried up and slightly cocked, as if it once suffered injury.
    • Lupus: 88 lbs (40 kg)26 in (65 cm)
    • Secui: 155 lbs (70 kg)38 in (97 cm)
    • Optime: 190 lbs (86 kg)5ft 10in (70 in) (178 cm)
  • Scars:
    • Faint curving marks on his right arm.
  • Tattoos:

Interaction

  • Speech: Fluent in English and French, often lapsing into and accenting his speech with the latter. His age is very apparent in his voice.
  • Scent: Trouillefou. Woodsmoke, fox, forest, mud, salt, smoke.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Gavroche will try to sit when he is able. He regularly makes hand gestures meant to remove "negative energy" or "bad luck".
  • General Posture and Body Language: Slouched with age.
  • Accessories: Gavroche walks with a tall staff, wooden and intricately carved and decorated. He often wears a sleeveless robe and belt, which is regularly accompanied by several pouches. In poor weather he makes use of a leather and wool cloak, and has an extremely ridiculous felt "wizard's hat".
    • Various necklaces, bangles, rings.

Palette

Fur

 Merino (#F9F5EF)
 Winter Hazel (#D8CD97)
 Driftwood (#A8974D)
 Vesuvius (#AA3F09)
 Woodsmoke (#0B0B0E)
 Heavy Metal (#161616)
 Cannon Black (#281706)

Eyes

 Amber (FFC400)

Skin

 Woodsmoke (#0B0B0E)
 Oregon (#9C3707)

2.  Personality

Traits

  • Tropes: The Tramp, The Barnum, The Artful Dodger
  • Expression: Extroverted, pleasant, friendly
  • Sociability: Highly social, looks to be the center of attention
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
    • "Believes luck determines wealth."
    • "Will never betray a friend and enjoys having close friends."
    • "Will take actions to aid others during times of crisis, even if unprofitable to do so."
    • "Feels guilt when he commits a wrongdoing and will seek to right his wrong."

Motivations

  • Food
  • Sleeping comfortably
  • Ensuring the safety of his fox friends.

Fears

  • Bad luck
  • A violent death

Interests

  • Likes: Fishing, naps, telling and hearing stories, gambling
  • Dislikes: Hypocrites, dishonorable actions, extremely damp weather

Biases

  • Species: Suspicious of coyotes (and jackals, which resemble coyotes), most friendly with other dogs.
  • Religious: Finds Monotheism a dangerous concept, and believes it a pathway to fanaticism or cult-worship.

Sexuality

  • 2 on the Kinsey scale: "Predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual."

Substances

  • Smokes tobacco (and marijuana).
  • Enjoys alcohol but rarely partakes.

Spirituality

  • Polytheistic
    • Knowledge of various gods, strong belief in superstitions.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family: Trouillefou & Benoît Fauchelevent

4.  History

Fantine Benoît Fauchelevent was one of the French-speaking dogs in Tampa that joined Jacquez Trouillefou's first troupe. She befriended Rogue de l'Or, Seraphine, and others that would eventually join his sailing crew and travel north to Canada. She, however, did not share their dream of leaving Florida. In the fall of 2008, the Australian Shepherd cross bore Jacquez two children, a daughter she named Éponine Fauchelevent, and a son she named Gavroche Benoît. As a child Éponine displayed a hero-like worship of her father, the self-proclaimed king, and wanted to follow him everywhere. Gavroche grew tired of being ignored by his sister, and explored as much of Tampa as he could, often getting into close scrapes with some of the less friendly loners.

In the spring of 2009, Jacquez and Ruri gathered the crew and sailed off to 'Souls, never to return. Éponine, roughly six months old at the time, was furious that her mother had not allowed her to travel with them. She ran away from home in an attempt to follow her father. Gavroche stayed with his mother for another month or two, but a weary Fantine eventually kicked him out of the house, urging him to follow his adventurous instincts and find a troupe to keep him preoccupied like his father did.

Gavroche left Florida, traveling west. Along the way he began participating in minor crimes, many of which involved him acting as a decoy. This skill blossomed, and soon he proved to be a talented actor and liar. By the time Gavroche finally decided to settle again, he had picked up several less than honest skills. He had a reputation for being eccentric and, where other men had grown hard, instead had a heart of gold and often did all he could to help less fortunate.

Louisiana, as it turns out, is as rough and tumble as Florida ever was. Gavroche takes up with some radical young men for a while but is seriously wounded following a massive brawl that came to a head when a barn caught fire. Seeking refuge, Gavroche was taken in by a group called The Guild. It was here that Gavroche met another young man named Rémy. The two strike up a fast friendship and become partners. For two years the pair work alongside the rest of The Guild, committing burglaries and gaining control of several parts of New Orleans. This comes to an abrupt end when an ambush kills many of The Guilds members. In the aftermath, it becomes apparent that Rémy was responsible. The remaining members of the Guild swear to get revenge, and begin tracking the thief down.

Unable to believe this, Gavroche splits off from the group and tries to find his friend before they do. He ultimately looses track of Rémy in Missouri, and is himself turned around, taking the Tennessee River east. For nearly a year Gavroche hides out in the Great Smoky Mountains, avoiding the remaining members of The Guild. He keeps his ears open, though, and hears of their movement far north. Believing they might lead to further trouble, Gavroche follows the mountains all the way into New Hampshire, and then begins to follow an old highway to their supposed location -- a place called and talk of a place called Freetown.

5.  Threads

2017 Threads