Ibycus

Out of Character

Krokar
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Luperci
Temo --
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Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:44 am TemoWolfe#7566
Temo 217
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:28 am
Someday Ibby will be science officer of the starship Enterprise. Maybe.
If one of my characters may be a good fit for a plot or just a meet & greet, pm me about a thread.

In Character

Male 19 Jan 2010
Hellenikos Poimeniko + Canis lupus italicus + Canis lupus lupus Ortus
50% Greek Sheepdog (Hellenikos Poimenikos)
25% Italian Wolf (Canis lupus italicus)
25% Grey Wolf (Canis lupus lupus)

........... Lupus . Secui .. Optime
Weight 100 lbs 200 lbs 220 lbs
Height. 30 in ... 39 in ..... 6 ft 5 in

Dark brown coloring on head and ears with a narrow white blaze from the top of his head running down between the eyes and spreading out under the eyes to end in a white muzzle with a number of black splotches. Turquoise eyes.
The white from the muzzle extending down to the chest and underneath all the way to the tail giving a white underbelly. White extending around the neck giving a white collar. The back and sides are dark brown including the entire tail except the tip which is white.
The legs are brown except the right front paw is white almost to the elbow.

Usually always in Optime form and does not wear clothes. He does wear a leather belt around his waist with a leather sheath for his knife and small pouch for carrying small items. He also has a pack that slings over a shoulder for carrying the books and other items he brought with him from his travels.

Wears a small gold necklace with a gold cross that has a turquoise setting. He found it in an old house during his travels and liked the stone as the color matched his eyes.

Has a thirst for knowledge and is always looking to increase what he knows. Can be found in among old human habitations looking for books and other materials to read and increase his knowledge with. Always willing to learn new trades from anyone that will teach him. Willing to teach what he knows to anyone that wants to learn.

From the time of the transition from being a puppy to being a young adult, his shyness along with the lack of interest that the females showed for him, he built the belief that he is ugly and that there was something wrong with him that made him undesirable as a mate and a father. This belief and the disappointment that he felt that the family had that he had not found a mate and start a family became the underlying reason for his leaving to travel the world and to try to forget the disappointment and undesirableness that filled his heart with loneliness and emptiness. The belief that there was something fundamentally wrong with him and that he has undesirable traits that others would not want in their offspring. With the lack of experience in intimacy and the beliefs that he had fostered, any attempts of others to engage Ibycus intimately, or even just flirt, would not be noticed due to his inexperience or be ignored as he would believe that they were intoxicated, under the influence of drugs, or otherwise not thinking clearly and do not realize what they are doing. for his entire life, in a world full of Luperci, Ibycus is alone.

Can speak and read English and Italian. Knows a little low speech but mainly uses body language to understand the animals in his care. Can read some Latin and carries a couple of Latin translation books with him that he had found in his travels in Italy.
Born in the mountains surrounding Bolzano, Italy. Family primarily are farmers and ranchers. Raised to be a farmer and rancher, he has knowledge of food crops and planting, but his interests lay in animal husbandry and spent most of his childhood learning animal care.

Being young and ambitious, with several failed attempts at dating and none of the females of his pack or any from surrounding packs that he had met even remotely interested in him, Ibycus left his pack and homelands to travel the world. with the idea that the adventures would help him forget that he is ugly and undesirable and that there would be no one for him to love and care for. Also, because of his self beliefs, he realized that there would not be any children of his own, something that at one time he had looked forward to but not any more. He also believes that adventure would be the answer to keep the loneliness from encompassing his heart.

about a month working and traveling the Mediterranean from Rome to Lisbon.
about a month traveling from Lisbon to Barbados, to Freetown.
About 2 weeks from Freetown to northern section of Souls, exploring as he went.

Ibycus spent many months wandering about Souls and had met a few others during his travels. It was with the help of his friend, Gemma, invited him to join the pack she was in: Aniwaya.

There he uses his animal husbandry skills to help take care of the livestock and improved upon his almost forgotten skills as a farrier. He also assists in the care of the tobacco fields and any gardens that need attention. As part of his care taking, he helps to maintain the barn, fences, and cages as well as gathering and storing hay and other feed for the winter months. If someone seeks out his assistance with a project, he is always willing to help. He also had built a small greenhouse from scavenged windows and lumber in which to grow herbs that require a warmer climate and would not otherwise grow in Aniwaya. These herbs he uses in his second passion, cooking, as well as letting others try their hand with the herbs in their cooking.

During his time in Aniwaya, he never had a spirit guide come to him to help and it bolstered his internal belief that there is something fundamentally wrong with him. The breakup of Aniwaya once again left him alone and to his own devices and after some soul searching, he packed up and left the shelter of the barn in the hope that something will turn up.

During his travels, he miscalculated his changes and an encounter with a bear left him broken and his life blood bleeding into the soil But the fates were kind and there was help near by that brought the warmth of a home and the protection of a pack for his convalescence. During his time of healing, the invitation to become a member of Vinatta was given and he accepted.
None in Souls, that Ibycus is aware of, but hey, anything is possible.
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Some References that Temo uses:
The Woodwright's Shop by Roy Underhill
© 1981 The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN 0-8078-1484-9
The Woodwright's Work Book by Roy Underhill
© 1986 The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN 0-8078-4157-9
The Forgotten Arts & Crafts by John Seymour
© 2001 Dorling Kindersley
ISBN 0-7513-2782-4
Don't got any of these either