Makoto Ridley

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Basics
    1.   1.1  Appearance
    2.   1.2  Essentials
  2.   2.  Relationships
    1.   2.1  Family
    2.   2.2  Relations
  3.   3.  NPCs
  4.   4.  History
  5.   5.  Threads

Makoto “Mako” Ridley is the middle son of Akiyama Hanae and Revolver Ridley. He was born into Shadow’s Veil, a large, though secretive, trading hub used by all walks of life, though, mostly, for those with less than good intentions within the expansive Ontario, Canada and its neighboring regions. He lived a relatively normal childhood, and picked up armor and blacksmithing at an early age after undergoing an apprenticeship under Halt Bradley.

While out on a trading expedition in Portland, Maine, Makoto and Halt became the victims of an organized attack for their wares. more info here when songbird isn't dead tired


Overview

Basics

Names

Heritage

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: 19 January 2015
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Mate: None
  • Nickname: Mako (MAH-coh)
  • Pronunciation: MAH-coh-toe RID-lee
  • Meaning: "honest, straight"
  • Origin: Japanese

PACK INFORMATION

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

  • Pack: Casa di Cavalieri
  • Rank: Brotherhood: Sworn (Nov 2018 – Present)
  • Previous Ranks:
  • First Officer (August – October 2018)
  • Second Officer (June – July 2018)
  • First Cadet (April – May 2018)
  • Second Cadet (January - March 2018)
  • Recruit (October - December 2017)
  • Previous Packs:
  • Ragdog (April – 04 October 2017)
Ranks:
  • Smith (Weapon and Armor)
  • Shadow's Veil (19 Jan 2015 – April 2017)
Ranks:
  • Apprentice (July 2015 – April 2017)
  • Urchin (January – July 2015)

Casa di Cavalieri members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

  • Seeing him...
    • ...around the pack, noticeably with Teagan Stryder
    • ...working on repairing, creating, or drawing up plans for weaponry or armor
    • ...working in the forge or creating leather products
    • ...practicing with the weapon/armor he has created/repaired
    • ...with Darius Pierson creating leather armor pieces

1.  Basics

1.1  Appearance

Visual

  • Species: More obviously dog than he is wolf due to his physique and coloring
  • Fur: Double-coat, medium length, very soft and plush
    • Optime Hair: Very short
  • Facial Features: Broader features due to heavy Akita ancestry, however, his snout is a little more tapered and head a little slenderer due to his more wolf-like genes; ears are large, thick-looking, and triangular
  • Build and Size:
    • Lupus: Stands a bit on the taller side, and his broader bone structure makes for a muscular, hardy-looking appearance. His tail noticeably curls over his back if he’s excited or angered. Otherwise, it hangs loosely if he is relaxed.
    • Secui: Similar to his Lupus, but noticeably more muscular around his neck, shoulders, and hindquarters
    • Optime: Broad-shouldered, toned and muscular, though not overly so. He has an athletic appeal to him despite having thick bones
  • Humanization: Highly humanized; often wears clothing and armor, and is no stranger to tools and working with his hands.

Size

  • Lupus
    • 115 lbs (52 kg) ↔ 35 in (89 cm)
  • Secui
    • 178 lbs (81 kg) ↔ 47 in (119 cm)
  • Optime
    • 230 lbs (104 kg) ↔ 6 ft 11 in (83 in; 211 cm)

Palette

Fur

Merlin (#45433f)
Jambalaya (#563912)
Kumera (#845920)
Cape Palliser (#a77b40)
Spring Wood (#f3f0e9)

Eyes

Regent St Blue (#a6d8e8)

Nose, Claws, Paw pads; Scars

Mine Shaft (#3a3a3a)
Pine Cone (#6d5d4f)

Scars

  • Cut near his left eye from his initial capture by the Ragdogs
  • Slash on his left shoulder from his liberation from the Ragdogs
  • Cut across the top of his right wrist from a sparring accident
  • Two marks near his left elbow from a childhood accident
  • A large stab injury near his left hip from his initial capture by the Ragdogs
  • Two scores on his left shin from a stray piece of metal

Clothing

  • Multi-layered leather pauldron worn over right shoulder
  • Tunics of various colors
  • Padded leather vest
  • Leather bracer on right arm
  • Loose, dark cotton pants
  • Cloth wraps around hands, wrists, and ankles

Accessories

  • Leather belt
  • Battle-axe and shield
  • Blue crystal necklace on a black chord

Image Gallery

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1.2  Essentials

Personality

  • Unlike his partner, Teagan Stryder, Mako sports a more vocal and outgoing personality. Friendly, open, and playful, it's quite a surprise to think that the two would even get along. He is a rather patient and understanding soul, and often looks to help those that he can, which only further gives him a "brotherly" sort of vibe. Occasionally though, his patience can wear thin, but this side of him is seldom seen unless Mako is pushed to the extreme. He is naturally protective of those that are smaller or weaker, and is not above violence if it means to protect someone he cares for. Mako has a pretty strong sense of justice, and his want to help others has made him an individual praised for his bravery and selflessness.
  • His hardworking, tireless, and proactive nature was what brought him under his master's, Halt's, apprenticeship.

Interests

  • Likes: Spring, weapons and armor building, sparring, trying new things, enjoying the little things, small animals (ex. bunnies, birds, butterflies, etc.)
  • Dislikes: Summer, thieves and cheats, dishonesty, slavery, weakness, feeling useless

Traits

  • Outlook: Optimistic
  • Sociability: Extrovert, Dominant
  • Expression: Dominant
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Motivations: Honor, friends and family, fighting for the "greater good"
  • Fears: Dishonor, death by illness, lameness, becoming blind

Biases

  • Packs: None
  • Species: Preference towards wolf and dog hybrids; thinks most jackals are thieves or dishonest
  • Non-Luperci: Pities them, as they are often sold as slaves and treated as lesser creatures
  • Gender: Members of each sex have their flaws
  • Sexuality: None, having known many Luperci with same-sex preferences
  • Age: Elders are to be respected and cared for, the young are often reckless and need guidance

Sexuality

Mako is strictly heterosexual, preferring women. Raised on traditional values, he believes in having only one partner, and staying faithful to that partner through thick or thin. As such, he strongly disapproves promiscuity and unfaithfulness, and is not afraid to call someone out on their flighty sexual habits.

Spirituality

He is not very spiritual, having fallen out of faith upon being taken as an apprentice under Halt, who did not believe in such things.

Substances

Mako will participate in a social drink or two, but is not one to do so when by himself. He associates drugs with the darker things he has seen in Shadow's Veil and in trading hubs like Portland, and believes them to be a plague and nuisance because of it. If known, he will try to not associate with drug-users to "avoid trouble."


Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent blacksmith and armorsmith, having been trained since a young age under his previous master, Halt
    • Mako only makes the armor sections, he usually partners with a seamstress or tailor for putting the parts together (if leather)
    • Has experience with forging and repairing weapons, as well as drawing up mock-ups and plans for creation
  • Highly skilled in leatherworking due to his armorsmithing trade
  • Particular about the materials he uses, he makes a good hunter and has a preference for trapping
  • His primary fighting style is with a battle-axe and shield
    • His expertise with forging and fixing weapons, however, has made him quite knowledgeable with the basics of most weaponry
  • Capable of reading and writing

Interaction

  • Speech: (ex. Noctis Lucis from Final Fantasy XV)
    • Calm, Often does not hide emotion in voice, Sometimes gruff
  • Unique Scent: Pine, sandalwood, ashes/fire, metals, horses
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Tail curls over back when he's excited or when held in a dominant manner
  • General Posture and Body Language: Straight, confident

2.  Relationships

2.1  Family

  • Mother: Akiyama Hanae
  • Father: Revolver Ridley
  • Siblings:
    • Older: Akiyama Hinata, Horace Ridley
    • Littermates: Hayashi Hiroaki
    • Younger: Akiyama Wesson, Hayashi Hotaka, Asuka Scarlett
  • Extended: Akiyama, Ridley, Hayashi, Scarlett
  • Mate: None
  • Children: None

2.2  Relations

Key Relations

  • Teagan Stryder liberated Mako from the Ragdogs, and, for that, he is eternally grateful. While they have their moments where they do nothing but bicker and argue, they became fast allies and better friends. Mako joined Casa di Cavalieri because of Teagan, and is noticeably loyal and protective of her, and showers her with the occasional affection much to her chagrin. He has since become Teagan's go-to Luperci for sparring, testing new battle ideas, or for something related to weapons or armor.
  • His family, he hopes, is doing well back home. His bonds with them were loose with his early apprenticeship under Halt, however, he still cares for their general health and well-being. When Teagan liberated him from the Ragdog's influence, he was too ashamed to return to them with his inability to protect his mentor.
  • Halt Bradley was something of a second father to Mako. He taught him many things, gave him many life-skills and talents, and helped turn him from a boy and into a man under his tutelage. Mako is still very sensitive about his death, and will only ever make vague references to his past teacher.

Other Relations

  • TBA
  • TBA

Minor Relations

  • Enemies: Ragdogs
  • Murders: Various Luperci

3.  NPCs

Basics

Summary

Can be Referenced...

Whiskey (Draft horse)

  • Size:
    • Height: 17 hands (68 in; 173 cm)
    • Weight: 1,800 lbs (816 kg)
  • Key Features: Short tail, feathering
  • Coloration: Blue roan with a white blaze and stockings; faded mane/tail; dark brown eyes

Around Casa di Cavalieri:

  • Being...
    • ...as much of Teagan's horse as she is Mako's
    • ...used by Mako for his work or for training
    • ...used by Teagan with or without Apollo
    • ...used as a labor horse (pulling things)
  • Having her beg for treats when your Cavalier passes her stall
  • Knowing that she is pregnant and due around August 2019

Miscellaneous:

Likes & Dislikes

  • Likes: Mako, Teagan and Apollo, Carrots and sugarcubes, Working, Playing, Running, Being social, Being pet/shown affection
  • Dislikes: Being dormant, Being confined away from other horses, Overeager stallions

Skills & Abilities

  • She is cart trained as well as rider trained because of her previous owners
  • Whiskey likes to work and makes an excellent labor horse
  • Surefooted and not easily spooked makes her a valuable work horse as well
  • Her gentle nature allows for her to be good for handlers of all experiences

Personality:

Gentle, calm, and patient, Whiskey is a dream horse to have. She's foaled before, and is noticeably good with creatures smaller than her. To those she is familiar with, she can be playful, and while she has a very kind and friendly personality, she will be strictly loyal to a small few. She enjoys working and will happily step into her harness or be fitted with her tack if it pleases her handler. It takes a lot to bring out a more aggressive side to this mare, though, she will go after a perceived threat. She does not do well with stallions that are too eager, and will not only refuse their advances, but will kick and bite with the intention to draw blood.

History:

Whiskey was born and raised to be a labor horse by a small-time farmer in Portland, Maine. She had two owners before the Ragdog group forcibly took her from her previous owner when they were unable to "pay" for the group's work. Forced into the group's servitude, Mako often took care of the horses on top of his usual duties when the group was at their home base of sorts. Whiskey took a liking to him due to his gentler handling than her actual owner's, and enjoyed being used by the wolfdog to help him with his blacksmithing. When Teagan Stryder and Mako defeated the Ragdogs, Whiskey was taken by Mako as his personal mount.
Impregnated by Apollo in the late summer months of 2018. She will be due in August 2019.

4.  History


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5.  Threads

  1. [M] Promise me no promises (19 Sep - 12 Oct 2017)


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