Post by Saphira on Mar 31, 2016 13:54:36 GMT -6
Years RPing: since I was 14
Other: 2nd free character slot.
How You Found Us: Google
Birthday: July 26, 2014
Height: 33 inches
Length: 62 inches
Weight: 165 pounds
Coat Color: White base with a golden tail. She has a half-face golden splotch with a goldish-brown tint throughout her coat.
Eye Color: Blue (right) & Gold (left)
Health Issues: None
Other Information: Inherited her increased size from her father.
Mental Stability: Sane
Saphira’s father, Vorilye was a powerful and respected resident of Anikira as the Alpha of a pack. He was successful in building and maintaining a pack of reasonable size as well as fathering many children to continue his line. Among his many partners was Atriell, the she-wolf who would bear Saphira to him. Uncharacteristically for Vorilye, he asked Atriell to be his mate. And so Saphira was born, her litter the first legitimate litter from Vorilye, the princess of a pack.
The young she-wolf was curious, friendly, and optimistic like nothing else, even as things around her seemed objectively miserable. Some of Saphira’s older half-siblings grew frustrated with the pack and their father’s ideals and left before Saphira was old enough to understand why. She heard rumors of another pack that they founded, Valyn, but the loyal pup could not allow herself to question her father or her pack. And hearing only one side of the ideals of Valyn, the side of bitter Descai wolves, Saphira grew up all but hating those siblings of hers that had abandoned their birth pack.
Shortly after the departure of her siblings, Saphira’s own mother disappeared. The small Arctic pup grieved for a while, spending much time alone in the springs of Kamari, discovering who she wanted to be, and developing what would become her love of water and its calming influence in her life. But even still, Saphira remained optimistic and energetic, a light in Descai to her siblings, her father, and the rest of its members, quickly becoming beloved, for almost none could resist her contagious joy and energy.
Tragedy struck again, however, in the form of Kairos, the largest and fiercest pack on Anikira at the time, taking over a territory of Descai. The wolves retreated to Kamari, their remaining territory, but were never able to challenge Kairos with what was left of them.
Not only was she grounding to members of Descai, but the she-wolf was friendly even to any strangers that approached, frequently making friends outside of her pack, her dearest friend being Malachi, a loner who would eventually become her lover.
Just as Saphira was beginning to grow into a beautiful adult and begin to find her way, her father fell ill. To add to the drama, her half-siblings showed up, along with what was left of Valyn after Kairos drove them from their territory, and Valeria, the alphess of Valyn, struck a deal with Vorilye to take over Descai and merge the pack into Valyn upon his death. Saphira was confused, but as was typical for her, was not able to hold a grudge against Valeria once she came to know her and began to regain the sisterly bond with her alphess.
Valyn and Descai merged under their united hatred of Kairos, Valeria softening in her ideals to include her birth pack, and beginning to train them to be able to defend themselves against Kairos, and hopefully one day retaliate and take back their territory. Saphira, believing it was what her father would have wanted for her, requested to be made a Virtue to Valeria to act as a liaison between her alphess and those members of Valyn who had once been members of Descai.
Bubbly. This is Saphira's defining characteristic. Saphira is a very light individual in comparison to her parents and older siblings. She is incessantly curious, outgoing, friendly, and incredibly playful, but also has a mischievous streak. Water is her best friend and playmate. She would spend every day near the water if she could, but her favourite pastime is making new friends. Strangers are never a source of fear for her. She regards them all as friends she has not yet met.
Idealistic. She is not the typical overachiever, though she is always straining to be the best and inwardly berating herself for failing. There is always an idea in her head of how things "should" be going or what she "should" be doing, and she can easily become melancholy and frustrated when things do not work out the way she had hoped. She is somewhat attention seeking and uses her playful nature to steal the spotlight and make herself look better than those around her. She is not afraid to work for what she wants, though her "work" is typically of the more subtle form and not readily picked up on by others. It is very rare that she hears the word no, and when she does, she will fawn and manipulate to gain favor and control.
Personal. In accordance with her love of making friends, Saphira is good at reaching into others' personal lives in a way that would seem intrusive if it were anyone else, but she has a way of making others feel comfortable opening up and sharing things they would not share with most. She starts deep conversations easily and effortlessly and is able to show compassion and care to any wolf, no matter their history. This is a trait she loves and tries to develop, though her playfulness often gets in the way and blinds her to another wolf's emotions when she is too set on simply having fun.
Passionate. Whatever area of her life, Saphira approaches everything with passion, expressing "negative" and "positive" emotions alike, though she tends to favor the positive emotions when she can. She rarely holds a grudge and tries to befriend all those around her. She is also incredibly passionate and loyal when it comes to her pack, for which she feels responsibility as a respected member of good lineage.