Nickodemus Sparhawk


This character is a Pack NPC of Salsola. For more information regarding pNPC use, please see Salsola's NPC page.


Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Character Notes
  2.   2.  Appearance
    1.   2.1  Basics
  3.   3.  Personality
  4.   4.  Relationships
    1.   4.1  Family: Sparhawk
  5.   5.  Skills and Inventory
    1.   5.1  Abilities
    2.   5.2  Inventory
  6.   6.  History
    1.   6.1  Overview
    2.   6.2  Timeline

by Mel

Nickodemus Sparhawk is the fourth son of an unmated pair of Luperci in a small pack, originally from New Brunswick. He spent most of his youth in a relatively average manner, for his ambition was checked by uncertaincy in himself. Instead of pursuing roles which others were quick to fill, he disengaged from his community and focused on his own private pursuits. Eventually, realizing he would never reach his true potential or find the purpose in his life at home, Nick took to the road.

Eventually, after crossing paths with many interesting people and one extreme drug trip, Nick had a vision he felt compelled to share. When the red star fell, Nick – witness to the event from a distance – decided at once to investigate. He spent some time scavenging in the ruined Freetown, then eventually learned that there might be a closer point of impact on the peninsula. Nick went looking for this, leaving behind offerings for his “Sky Brothers” along the way.

When a wolf from a mysterious pack expressed interest in Nick's actions, he was invited to join a place called Salsola...

Overview

Basics

Name

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: 15 March 2012
    • Human Age: 46
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: The Ruins, Salsola
  • Mate: --
  • Pack: Salsola
  • Rank: The Tradesman
  • Pronunciation: nik-ə-DEE-məs
  • Etymology:
    • Nickodemus: victory of the people
    • Sparhawk: sparrow hawk
  • --
  • Player: none; Pack NPC
  • Creator: Mel

1.  Character Notes

  • Nickodemus has been a member of Salsola for two years, during which time he became a spy for the Mafiosi.
  • He's super weird! Nick is a good talker, but he has some really wacky beliefs and frequently brings these up.
  • Most often found in his Optime form.
  • Able to ride horses and drive a cart. He makes use of the the pack's stables regularly, and is familiar with the animals.
  • Nick makes...
    • ...crop circles. He frequently does so in Drifter Bay.
    • ...stickmen figures, which he hangs from trees. These can be found throughout Salsola, but especially near the eastern borders.
    • ...rope and other cord. He will trade for it.

2.  Appearance

2.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Wolfdog
    • Optime Hair: Defying gravity -- Nick's hair is long and sticks out all over the place.
  • Facial Features: Very expressive, "chubby cheeks"
  • Build and Size: Average
  • Scars:
    • --
  • Tattoos:
    • --

Interaction

  • Speech: Nick loves to talk – he's a fast-talker and has a talent for languages; as such, there's something slightly off about his own voice. He doesn't quite have an accent, but he does emphasize certain sounds in peculiar places.
  • Scent: Salsola (pine, salty, marshy), saltwater, tobacco.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Often calls people “my friend”. He makes noise when he's thinking hard about something (Mm), and chain-smokes when stressed.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Somewhat cautious, not quite as certain as he tries to seem.

Forms

Lupus

80 lbs (36.2 kg)31 in (78.7 cm)

Secui

150 lbs (68 kg)42 in (104 cm)

Optime

180 lbs (81.6 kg)5ft 9in (69 in) (175 cm)

Palette

Fur

Gallery (#EFEFEF)
Heathered Gray (#B6B095)
Mongoose (#B5A27F)
Shadow (#837050)
Makara (#897D6D)
Fuscous Gray (#54534D)

Eyes

Chartreuse (#7FFF00)

3.  Personality

Traits

  • Tropes: Agent Mulder, Cloudcuckoolander, Spanner In The Works
  • Outlook: Optomist
  • Expression: Friendly
  • Sociability: Highly social
  • Alignment: True Neutral
    • "Will provide for friends, and expects to be repaid in some manner."
    • "Does not seek positions of authority over others."
    • "Will keep his word, generally."
    • "Believes people deserve the treatment they are willing to endure."

Motivations

  • Expanding his knowledge
  • Sharing his knowledge
  • "Settling" down
  • Aliens

Substances

  • Nick smokes cigarettes and marijuana
  • He enjoys tasty alcohol

Fears

  • Extreme violence
  • Drought
  • Forest Fires

Interests

  • Likes: Learning, exploring, talking about his ideas
  • Dislikes: Boredom, ignorance, confrontation

Biases

  • Nickodemus has picked up on many of Salsola's prejudices during his time with the pack.

Sexuality

  • Bisexual

Spirituality

  • Polytheistic, with a belief in multiple gods. Nick has his own theories about what gods might be and boy does he like to talk about them.
    • Sky Brothers is the blanket term that Nick uses for the extraterrestrial beings that he believes have visited and continue to visit Earth. He has a wide variety of examples of "proof", though most of these seem to be coincidental at best. He is very eager to communicate with them. In his mind, all gods are Sky Brothers, even if others might not believe so.
    • Crop Circles are a way to send messages to the Space Brothers. By illustrating the symbols he believes are "ancient writing" in such a large size they will be more easily seen from above.
    • The Red Star was, according to Nickodemus, a sign from the Space Brothers of their presence. He does not believe their intent was to harm anyone, but merely warn Luperci -- of what, he isn't entirely sure.
    • The Flowers that proved terribly dangerous were earthly things. Nickodemus is fearful they will return and often "blesses" the coastline on his trvels to help ensure this.
    • It is highly likely that Nick would try and work his own theories into religions or spiritual beliefs he might encounter along the way and figure out ways to connect them.

4.  Relationships

4.1  Family: Sparhawk

  • Mother: Alexis Sparhawk (nee Leiber)
  • Father: Hyperion Sparhawk
  • Siblings
    • Elder Litter: Jupiter, Kadmos
    • Same Litter: Laverna, Midas
  • Extended: --

5.  Skills and Inventory

5.1  Abilities

Survival

  • Education and Learning: Nick was taught how to fend for himself by his family, and sharpened these skills when living as a loner.
  • Corduer (Master): One of the most used things in Nick's inventory is rope, which he makes from whatever material is available. As such, he knows how to use various fibers and create cords of various thickness.
  • Trapper (Apprentice): He is capable of making snares and smaller simple traps.
  • Nick knows how to tie knots, though he never quite seems to know how he ties them. Not all of his knots are as good as others.
  • Woodsman certainly applies to Nick, who has a good eye for what makes a good branch or log. He seems to have a fascination with sticks.

Scholarly

  • Education and Learning: A bright, friendly Luperci, Nick has a natural charisma and charm which are reflected in his personable nature. He loves interacting with others and did so regularly within his home pack, and again as a traveling loner. He becomes engrossed in things which interest him, and studies and practices things repetitively.
  • Reading (Journeyman): Capable of reading on his own, Nick has a large vocabulary and easily identifies letters and words.
  • Writing (Journeyman): It's extremely messy and not always legible, but Nick can write (and write relatively quickly).
  • Language (Master): Nick is multilingual. He is fluent in English, German, Spanish, French, and Greek.
  • Astronomy (Master): Fascinated by space and stars, Nick knows how to identify constellations and planets and gauge time and direction from them.
  • Nick is a master of "small talk", and can generally find something relatable to discuss with just about anyone. (It's probably aliens.)

5.2  Inventory

Nickodemus collects all sorts of oddities, ranging from spectacular geodes and elaborate garments to old plastics and glass. His style reflects his sense of value, though most often involves colorful garments or those with expressive details. Likewise, he enjoys flashy accessories -- he is a fan of rings and necklaces.

Trade

  • Offering: Sea-glass (limited), rope, doing work for others, acting as a translator
  • Accepting: Interesting rocks, crystals, candles, "artifacts", food, pelts, wood, wool,

Nickodemus has been a trader for several years, owing in part to his command of languages and personality. He recognizes that his ability to make things is less notable than his work as a negotiator, and often busies himself on behalf of others.

6.  History

6.1  Overview

Previous Packs and Ranks

unknown (15 March 2012 - 10 April 2014)
Youth, Subordinate
-- (10 April 2014 - 31 October 2016)
Loner
Salsola (1 Nov 2016 - Present)
Associate, Family, Confidant


6.2  Timeline

Categories: 2012 Births | Mel | Salsola | Wolfdog