Cleome Valentine

Characters.CleomeValentine


by Alaine

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
  2.   2.  Personality
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Key Relations
    2.   3.2  Family: Silevue
  4.   4.  Residence
  5.   5.  Slave

Cleome Valentine (cl-EE- oh -me VAH- len -tyne) is the son of Velveteen Silevue and Dirge Valentine, born 3 December 2015 in the French-speaking sub-territories of the Toronto region in Canada alongside his three siblings: Lace Valentine, Dahlia Valentine, and Toile Silevue.

The young Valentine man is tall and willowy, built with elegance and grace. He often accents his striking magenta eyes with whatever matching accessories can be found - Though he has a preference for wildflowers of any kind. Although effeminate in appearance and oftentimes a bit of a milksop in nature, Cleome is very clever, and will use his intelligence to his advantage.

Born into the powerful Silevue family, Cleome grew up in Ame Rouge with his parents, siblings and extended family. In a culture rife with gang wars and superstition, voluptuous arcane women and tough, masochistic men the boy was an enigma; Gentle and kind, with an appetite only for the sweet things in the world. Upon coming of age, Cleome and Lace left an increasingly crowded Ame Rouge to follow in the footsteps of their elder siblings - Hyacinth Silevue, Brocade Valentine, Calla Valentine, and Weaver Valentine - hoping to discover their path in life.

Not too long after they joined at the Salsola Outpost in Portland, the siblings soon managed to impress some of the Salsolan merchants there enough to warrant passage to the Thistle Kingdom itself. Cleome took to their new home with great enthusiasm, trying to cultivate new connections inside and outside of the Kingdom, and in one such attempts managed to befriend Trident Collins.

Cleome now lives in The Ruins, quietly aspiring for greatness while he works his way up the ranks of Salsola.


In the 2017 'Souls Yearbook, Cleome was awarded the superlative "Biggest Cinnamon Roll"


Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

Player Info

  • Family: Silevue
  • Birthplace: Ame Rouge, Canada
  • Name Meaning:
    • First Name: spider flower/pink queen flower
    • Last Name: Latin valens for "worthy, strong, powerful"
  • Nicknames: Cle, Cleo
  • Pronunciation: cl-EE-oh-me
  • Alias: Renee Armoise, outside of Salsola
  • Epithet: ---

Ondine

  • Blue roan overo mare, 4 yo
  • Eager, needy and motherly

cNPC: Amalthea

  • Personal slave, 1.5 yo
  • Fearful and emotional

Pack Information

OOC Assumptions

The Associate

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

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1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • General

The young Valentine is tall and willowy, built with elegance and grace. What muscles there are in his shoulders and limbs are sinowy and slim, and don't call too much attention. The wolfishly narrow chest follows him to his Optime form, and accentuates his hips giving him the appearance of a feminine waist. Medium brown fur covers all his body, save his bushy tail and Optime mane, which he keeps long on the top of his head, falling in deep brown curls over his forehead. Wisps of wavy fur follows the back of his head in a mix of shades of brown. He often accents his striking magenta eyes with whatever matching accessories can be found - though he has a preference for wildflowers. He oftens wears one tucked behind his ear, or a crown of smaller, colorful blooms, if not just pinning them to his curls by the stems.

  • Modifications:
  • Humanization: High - Wears several outfits, some made by himself, mixes and matches his collection of bracelets and bangles and earrings, literate, has a deep appreciation for arts in general.
    • Clothing: Has many outfits, some of his own design and making. Favors light and loose clothing, especially so he can layer them together, leggings and shorts. Details in embroidered lace patterns and delicate macrame designs are a must in his wardrobe. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
    • Accessories: Small and simple, but elegant. On a furrier of thicker necked canine, they probably would disappear, but they really shine against his sleek form. Most of them are of common or recyled material, but he wears them like they are the finest gold and pearls. (1) (2) (3) (4)(5)(6)(7)(8)

Picture

Coloration and Palette

  • Nose and Paw Pads: Charcoal
  • Claws: Grey
Colors
Mule Fawn (#9b5b33)
Cape Palliser (#a4714d)
Teak (#b18760)
Whiskey (#d09259)
Bizarre (#eaded0)
Spicy Mix (#845E47)
Roman Coffee (#836656)
Kabul (#634441)
Taupe (#4c3e36)
Zeus (#271e19)
Eye Color
Hollywood Cerise (#f500a3)
Flirt (#bc0079)

Forms


102 lbs (46 kg)
34 in (86 cm)

Lupus

Used during his free time, especially when taking a stroll to enjoy the scenery or for the exercise. Sometimes lounges on his home in this form, or cuddles with his rabbits.


220 lbs (100 kg)
42 in (107 cm)

Secui

Hardly ever sees the need to take this form, finding it too bulky and brutish. His slim legs grow much longer than thicker, chest broadens slightly, and his mane grows along his neck and head in the start of messy curls.


240 lbs (109 kg)
6 ft, 7 in (200 cm)

Optime (Preferred)

Takes this form most of his time, especially when working. His dextrexity and control on this form is quite enviable, despite not using it for combat but for performance.

2.  Personality

Pretty Boy, Lovable Coward, In Touch With His Feminine Side, Simple Yet Opulent, Flower In His Hair, Animal Talk


by Alaine

Cleome is genuinely a bit of a submissive lad, but his gentle and sweet attitude may make people be a bit dismissive of him, so he tends to play it up to mask when he's trying to get an upper hand in some way, but mostly when sweetening up a trading deal. He has a very discerning eye and cunning mind, and can usually tell when someone is trying to swindle him with lesser goods. He has a vain streak, tending to his appearance as meticulously as any of his crafts; even when he's dirty with flour or with a wisp of hair untucked, it seems planned and meant to only enhance his looks. The boy acts and looks like he's performing all the time.

He has a very sensitive ego, and the smallest of compliments or acknowledgement can send it sky-high, and usually show in his straighter posture and sip on his step. On the other hand, a dismissal or harsh critique can feel like a stab to it, even if the one doing the critiquing is himself, which happens often. His wounded pride usually motivates him to try harder, a fierce intensity in his eyes until he's satisfied. Has some streaks of perfectionism, which sometimes cripples him to a bundle of nerves pacing around and muttering how 'it's not enough, not enough'.

His vanity also makes him enjoy deeply the game to seduction; it doesn't have to be on the sexual side of it. Just the feeling of knowing he's tipping someone's decision or opinion through his words and gestures is enough to give him a rush of triumph. He keeps that part of himself hidden behind lock and key, knowing it could be used against him. He also has a deep respect and love for all things that are subtle and effemerous, always marveling at the delicate beauty of them that most people ignore of don't notice.

Traits

  • Outlook: Optimist
  • Expression: Introverted and submissive
  • Sociability: Unassuming in his quiet and reserved posture, he can usually weave someone into knots with his rhetoric and word plays.
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral

Interaction

  • Speech: Soft, small and thin, and flunctuates as if he's singing the words along.
  • Scent: Wood, syrup, baked goods, wildflowers, hazelnuts, Salsola.
    • When masking his scent, he smells of pine, dirt, blueberries and bitter tea.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Has a careful and deliberate gate, like a deer, and walks very silently. Looks at his hands a lot, be it to avoid eye contact or to just marvel at their movements.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Has a gentle and delicate air about him, and his every move seems practiced, like he's posing all the time. Quick to fall on a submissive posture, and doesn't regularly draw too much attention to himself.

Motivations

  • Salsola: Mostly maintaining his status within the pack
  • His animal companions
  • Perfecting his own craft
  • Finding beauty and pleasure in simple things

Interests

  • Likes: Birds, rabbits, sewing, performing, rhetorics, delicate things, divination
  • Dislikes: Animal cruelty, being judged, being second-best, brutish people, atheists

Fears

  • Being unable to continue with his crafts
  • Criticism on something he can't change or better about himself
  • Death

Biases

  • Non-Luperci: Why anyone would deprive themselves from the joys of having hands is completely beyond him. Immune canines are as pitiful as handicapped people in his eyes.
  • Gender: Finds females superior to men, and is slightly jealous of them for having more freedom to study magic.
  • Sexuality: Detests anyone who views him 'lesser' or 'broken' or whatever other pejorative words, for finding feminine clothing and works more comforting and fitting for himself.
  • Religion: Finds atheists and agnostics extremely uncivilized and soulless, and has a hard time even trying ot comprehend their reasoning. There clearly is a higher power, and those who don't recognize them are fools and undeserving of his time.

Sexuality

  • 3 on the Kinsey scale: "Equally heterosexual and homosexual"
    • Cleome is more deeply attracted to typically masculine people, but can feel attraction towards pretty much anyone, regardless of gender or sex.
  • Demigirl: Cleome, despite assigned male at birth, associates more with "female" than "male", but not enough to want to identify as a woman. That said, since the concept of transfeminine is beyond his scope of knowledge and vocabulary, he does not bother himself with labels. He continues to use male pronouns and identify as male. If called a woman, he'd probably just raise an eyebrow and correct the other person and go on with his life.

Substances

  • Drinks socially, especially if it's good. If not, he'll drink just enough to be polite.
  • Smokes tobacco on occasion and when it's available; has never smoked marijuana.
  • Has used "holy" wines to induce dreams and visions in Ame Rouge, but haven't sought other kinds of hallucinogens.

Spiritually

  • Syncretism
    • Cleome has a habit for finding tidbits of all kinds of beliefs and religions and find a way to mix them together. He holds many superstitions that may seem silly to some but are very serious to him. One of his main fascinations with magic is the mutiple types of divinations, and their subtle meanings and interpretations.
    • His earliest dabbling into mantic arts was with cards and dices, but usually he keeps his studies secret and private, still holding onto the predujices of his birthpack, that only females are allowed to delve into magic.
  • Believes in all manner of mythological creatures, ghosts, spirits, demons and devils, curses and spells, and so on.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Key Relations

3.2  Family: Silevue

4.  Residence

  • Resting just south of the Feasting Hall, close to the shore, is a set of three cabins that might once have been used by fishermen. While one is barely two sets of crumbled wall still standing, the largets cabin has been recovered and is now Cleome's home. The second has been recovered and turned into a small stable and storage.
  • The rather spartan cabin was turned into a cozy and charming home by Cleome's careful care and refined tastes, with humble decorations, and a very neat organization of the spaces inside.

5.  Slave


by Nina

Amalthea

  • Species: Dog hybrid
  • Age and DOB: 1.5 years, 03 July 2016
  • Description: Sighthound hybrid, with dominant Saluki traits. Amalthea was taken away from her family suddenly and abruptly when they strayed to close to Freetown and the many gangs living in the seaside town. After getting passed around among the raiders and no-gooders, she ended up in Cleome's hands after a trade arrangement gone bad.
  • Personality: Very pessimistic, fearful and emotionally unstable, Amalthea is slowly realizing the implications (and the dangers) of her new life, even if she refuses to accept it and keeps holding on to the memories of freedom and happiness. Can't seem to see any good in being a slave, and just wants this nightmare to be over.