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  • Active: 2 (Updated 3/19/2020)
  • Pack(s): DCG
  • Worldwide: Palisade
  • First 'Souls Member: Sofia Ardoix
  • First 'Souls Birth: --

B A C K G R O U N D


H I S T O R Y

The roots to the now nigh-defunct Ardoix family stretch far down into the American South; seeded from the bayous of Louisiana, and more notably, the ruins of the extinct city of New Orleans. Branched from the culture of once-Creole and Cajun influences, the Ardoix originally started out as fisherman of crayfish in waterways, turtles, and catfish, with backgrounds as voodoo witch doctors and shamans. The family slowly moved Northward via propositions of other ventures, and interests in expanding their practices with herbalism and curatives, where they ran into a larger family known as the Braithwaites. The two families paired knowledge between the distilling of liquor and medicinal knowledge, and the Ardoix family was absorbed into the ring of the Braithwaite's influence after the other family founded a trade-post by the name of Palisade.

The Ardoix are not scrupulous to more unconventional tactics in sales, and brought in ties to market with medicinal uses. Staunch traditionalists, they did not yield easy to the Del Mar family's rise to power. Once a strong, proud name, the Ardoix were nearly wiped clean from the face of Palisade's frontier. The family's push-back was put to an end and their own power undermined with the slaying of the Ardoix matriarch to put an end to the in-fighting between the two families, and their sway dwindled further as the sole remaining heir, Arturo Ardoix, was married into the Del Mar family to keep the political peace.

C U L T U R E

E X P R E S S I O N

R E L I G I O U S · B E L I E F


Practitioners of Louisiana Voodoo - the Ardoix are expected to have an extensive knowledge of charm-making, incantations, herbs and plants, and some knowledge in medical poultices. Women in the family are considered to shoulder more of this burden, and are more in tune with the spiritual aspects of their belief systems. In fact, women are the only Ardoix who are credible enough to "diagnose" clients via divination or fortune readings, and prescribe their cure-alls.

With the Christian influence the family takes in spiritual belief alongside ancestral worship, Ardoix members may invoke Catholic saints and spirits alongside Voodoo spirits which preside over the same spaces of spiritual domain. Rituals may feature the Hail Mary, or Catholic prayer.

Gris-gris are deeply valued and hold a significant place in practice.

A R C H E T Y P E S


  • Positive: Patient, level-headed, candid
  • Negative: Distant, clinical, suspicious

Knowledgeable almost to the fault of arrogance, the Ardoix have extensive knowledge of plants: curatives and poisons alike. They're oftentimes vain in appearance, and aloof, which has not faded with time.

I N F L U E N C E S


  • Braithwaite: Separate, but equal - the Ardoix and Braithwaite families have been trade partners and for a long time, and the Ardoix bolstered Braithwaite supplies to help the other family build up their empire.
  • Del Mar: A hardly staunched blood-feud. The Del Mar wiped many of the Ardoix out, and married into the family in a gesture of tentative good-will.
  • Courtright: Useful allies, the Courtright family was roped in by the Ardoix to run security on Braithwaite trade routes in exchange for medicinal care and security.

A P P E A R A N C E


B A S I C S

P A L E T T E S

Coyote, through and through! Their wiry coats grow in thick come winter, in stark contrast to their sparse and sleek summer coats. The Ardoix coat colors are dull and dark in coloration, and are oftentimes have solid saddle colors with paler underbellies. Points along the body (legs, muzzle, and ears) are some of the most likely parts to express more color pigment leaning towards tans or dull golds.

Eyes are bright yellow.

E Y E S


 Straw (#CCBE7E)
 Tacha (#D7BE4E)
 Wattle (#DECA37)
 Tulip Tree (#E3B62C)
 Sundance (#C1AE58)

P E L T S


 Zeus (#1B1815)
 Merlin (#3C3935)
 Soya Bean (#605B4D)
 Flint (#645F5B)
 Conchord (#807D7B)
 Zorba (#9C938F)

F A M I L Y · T R E E


K E Y

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  • Ardoix contributing family members will be noted in bold!
  • Strikethrough denotes a deceased family member.
  • Italics are adopted family members.

F I R S T · G E N E R A T I O N


  • Arturo Ardoix
& Isabella Del Mar (May 2018)

S E C O N D · G E N E R A T I O N


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