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Basics

Date of Birth

DD Month YYYY

Gender

Male/Female

Alignment

Alignment

Name

Pronunciation

Mouthsounds

Nickname

Herp

Meaning

First name
Last name

Origin

First name
Last name

Heritage

Family

Family
Family

Birth place

Areas or Packs

Species

Coydog

Subspecies

50% Northeastern Coyote
25% Dog
25% Red wolf

Luperci

Ortus or Verto

Currently

Current pack Pack
Current rank Omega lol

Previously

Pack Ranks
Cheese (I)
DD Mon YYYY - DD Mon YYYY
Puppy, Beta, Alpha

Character is the son/daughter of Character and Character. S/he is a species, born into Area. S/he arrived in 'Souls, heading to the Pack to join in Month Year. S/he did some other things, like getting a mate, having or adopting puppies, leading a pack, or other superawesome stuff.

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  1.   1.  Lifestyle
    1.   1.1  Speech
    2.   1.2  Abilities
    3.   1.3  Residence
    4.   1.4  NPCs
    5.   1.5  Inventory
  2.   2.  Appearance
    1.   2.1  Forms
    2.   2.2  Build & Species
    3.   2.3  Coloration & Fur
    4.   2.4  Modifications
    5.   2.5  Accessories
  3.   3.  Personality
    1.   3.1  Demeanor
    2.   3.2  Outlook
    3.   3.3  Ideals
  4.   4.  Relationships
    1.   4.1  Key Relations
    2.   4.2  Groups
    3.   4.3  Family
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Timeline
    2.   5.2  Threads

1.  Lifestyle

1.1  Speech

Describe accent, general pattern of speech, whether confident speaker or not. Note mannerisms regarding speech -- e.g., "um" or "er?" a lot.

Do they speak loudly and clearly, or do they mumble words? Are they prone to speaking very fast, stumbling over words and occasionally mixing them up, or do they speak slowly and deliberately, rarely fumbling their words or losing their train of thought?

It's very helpful to actually reflect this in your post, and having a more concrete idea of how your character speaks and sounds can help you write dialogue, which is arguably one of the hardest aspects of writing to do well. Some players even choose particular actors or actresses to represent their character's voice -- consider linking to a Youtube clip of this person speaking!

1.2  Abilities

Strengths

Strength

CHARACTER learned how to skill in AREA from CHARACTER. Otherwise, Character engaged in PRACTICE to help sharpen this skill. Possibly think about: character's biggest accomplishment/worst failure with skill?

Weaknesses

Weakness

CHARACTER has/has not attempted this skill. Why are they bad at it? What went wrong? Could they improve themselves, or are they incapable?

1.3  Residence

Character resides in the Territory of Pack in her den/house/hotel/hovel/hole in the ground (see map). A basic description of the house would go here, along with a short description of any housemates' arrangements.

Previous residences could be listed in a separate paragraph.

1.4  NPCs

NPC Name

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Note: you can find a template for all your NPCs here. For brevity's sake, this larger template only includes basic information regarding NPCs.

1.5  Inventory

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KnifeKnifeKnife

Household Items

  • Points of description go here.
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Other Items

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2.  Appearance

Character is a species and looks like a typical species. Some basic description goes here. When doing your sizing chart it's supremely helpful to input both metric and imperial numbers, and Google can quickly convert the numbers for you!

Sizing Chart

Form

Weight

Height

Lupus

107 lbs
(48 kg)

32 in
(82 cm)

Secui

154 lbs
(70 kg)

38 in
(96 cm)

Optime

180 lbs
(82 kg)

5ft 11in (71 in)
(180 cm)

Prefers Optime form.

2.1  Forms

Lupus

Lupus description.

Secui

What does their Secui form look like?

Optime

In Optime form, some characters choose to style their hair -- if this is the case, how does your character usually wear it?

2.2  Build & Species

Are they tall or short? Lean or chubby? How do they carry themselves -- confidently and proudly, or humbly and unassured? There usually aren't significant differences between body types from Lupus to Optime -- lean, thin individuals will remain lean and thin, and thick, muscular individuals will remain thick and muscular.

If they're a hybrid, you can talk about what species your character most resembles, and how the different species play into their appearance -- e.g., doggish build, wolfish undercoat, coyote muzzle, etc.

2.3  Coloration & Fur

Coloration -- many players use Name That Color to help themselves with coloration. If you'd like to show exact colors, Woody Brown is an example for you. If your character has a varied pattern/coat, you can discuss it here. Don't forget to mention their eye color, either.

Regarding their fur -- is it thick or thin? Is the fur wiry or smooth, short or long, wavy or straight?

2.4  Modifications

  • Scars:
    • Location, description. How was it inflicted? Who inflicted it?
  • Tattoos:
    • Location, description. How was it inflicted? Who inflicted it?
  • Piercings:
    • Location, description. How was it inflicted? Who inflicted it?
  • Other:
    • Location, description. How was it inflicted? Who inflicted it? Example: Missing toes or a chip in their ear? Do they dye any parts of their fur? Dyeing might be given its own section, if it occupies many parts of their fur.

2.5  Accessories

  • Necklaces? Outfits? How frequently does your character don this item?
  • A second outfit? Another necklace?

3.  Personality

A basic description of the character's personality goes here.

  • Fears:
    • Fear one
    • Fear Two
  • Motivations:
    • First motivation
    • Second motivation
  • Traits
    • Trait
    • Trait
    • Trait
  • Alignment: More information about why your character adheres to a particular alignment or how it pertains to their behavior.

3.1  Demeanor

Discuss how your character treats others here, and their general "presentation." Although less a defined appearance quality, think about the way your character presents him or herself -- are they open, outgoing, and social, or introverted, quiet, and aloof? Considering and jotting this down as part of their appearance can help you as you're roleplaying -- keeping this small but vital detail in mind can give you major clues as to how your character would act and present themselves in situations in terms of body language.

How do they react to certain situations -- newcomer at the borders, a stranger with bad attitude in the neutral territories, a lost puppy? Do they have a strong sense of right and wrong, or does their morality shift to accomodate the situation and their best interest? What motivates them, and what frightens them? What do they enjoy and what do they dislike? Although this is a lot to think about, considering these aspects can help you fully flesh out your character. It's helpful to make sure that aspects of their personality mesh well with their biography -- thus, try to think of a plausible reason why a character acts a certain way.

3.2  Outlook

Optimist/pessimist? Submissive/dominant? Introvert/extrovert? A character who is more introverted might cross his or her arms while talking or avoid eye contact more often. This can also assist others in “reading between the lines” of your posts. While you may not take the time to detail how your character presents him or herself every time they make a move, having a general idea stated in your profile can help players fill in the blanks if they don't know your character so well.

3.3  Ideals

Biases

Big Bias

A big bias goes here, discussed in paragraph form

Other Biases

  • Species: How do they feel about different species, perhaps? Maybe not just coyotes versus wolves, but how they feel about pets, how they feel about prey, etc.
  • Non-Luperci: How do they feel about non-Luperci?
  • Human Behaviors: How do they feel about human behaviors?

Sexuality

Heterosexual/homosexual? How do they approach sex and issues of such? Some information about romances may also be pertinent under this section.

Substances

How do they feel about the use of substances such as alcohol, tobacco, etc.? Would they use them?

Spirituality

Discuss the character's spirituality and religion under this section -- a brief overview goes here.

Specific Beliefs

  • Short points go here, or subheaders -- whatevs; depends how religious your character is! c:

4.  Relationships

Fair

Name

BRIEF description of relationship. If more than three sentences, consider moving to "Key Relationships" -- don't forget to reference threads, either. [1]

Neutral

Name

BRIEF description of relationship. If more than three sentences, consider moving to "Key Relationships" -- don't forget to reference threads, either. [2]

Various Minor Aquaintences

A list of relations to which there is no great meaning for your character (e.g., meet and greets or unfinished threads)

Poor

Name

BRIEF description of relationship. If more than three sentences, consider moving to "Key Relationships" -- don't forget to reference threads, either. [3]

Does your character have many friends and acquaintences? How do they treat them?

4.1  Key Relations

Name

Character and Character Name's relationship is FAIR/NEUTRAL/POOR.

4.2  Groups

Pack

Describe how they relate to their pack here -- why did they join in the first place?

  • Packmate: A description of someone within the pack your character has interacted with might go here.

Pack

Maybe a different pack -- how do they feel about this pack?

  • Foreigner: A description of someone within the pack your character has interacted with might go here.

4.3  Family

What's their relationship like with their family? Do they like being part of it, are they indifferent, or do they dislike it?

Immediate Family

Maternal Ancestry

Paternal Ancestry

Extended Family

5.  History

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5.1  Timeline

YYYY

Month

  • Occurrence [4]

5.2  Threads

YYYY

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