Anastasia Archer

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Female 30 Jun 2012
50% Canis lupus familiaris (Border Collie/German Shepherd mix), 50% Canis Lupus Manningi
Anastasia prefers her lupus form for now

Many would consider the girl very pretty if it wasn't for that haunted look that engulfs her entire body. Anastasia is still young and still growing. As she is now, she's thin to the point of emaciation. Her ribs show through her coat and there is a glazed look in her eyes most of the time. She is rather unhealthy and doesn't really do much for her personal hygiene. On her forearms, there is a series of small bite marks and lacerations, some older and scarring, others new and still bleeding.

Anastasia's build resembles that of a Baffin Island wolf (her father) save that it is slightly light like the border collie. The only known trait that she inherited from her maternal grandfather (German Shepherd) is her ears. As commonly seen in German Shepherds, one sticks straight up while the second one is folded over. Her fur is long and thick greatly resembling the coat of a Border Collie in texture as well as in coloration. When fully grown, Anastasia will stand at two feet tall and weigh about 40 pounds in her lupus form.

In secui form, Anastasia is still just as emaciated as before, she's just larger. Her normally silky fur is slightly coarser and slightly shorter than it usually is and her paws are larger for better balance. At fully grown, she will stand at two and a half feet tall and weigh about one hundred pounds.

Anastasia still hasn't quite reached womanhood and clearly lacks the curves that comes with it. She stand with a good, human like posture and her eyes are constantly flicking around in her head as if bombarded with something that no one else can see. Her hair has a slight curl to it and she can usually be seen twirling it with one finger when she is zoned out. Her hands are small and petite but her fingers are long like a pianist. She is slim and willowy in her frame. Her fur is relatively short around her body except on the top of her head, her forearms and her tail. She will stand at 5 feet 7 inches and weigh 111 pounds.

Anastasia's fur pattern greatly resembles that of a red merle border collie like her mother was, but more white. Her body is mainly an Albescent White. On the top of her head is the familiar collie markings except, these markings don't quite reach her eyes. The red merle is secluded to the top of her head and a saddle marking similar to a German Shepherd's and that is it. This red merle contains many reddish brown shades and lighter cream. It has a base of Brandy and is a swirling of many shades such as Twine, Copper, and Rope. Her eyes are two toned as common with merles. Her right eye is a lovely Dark Fern but the right one is a frightening Alto with a Raven ring defining the iris from the whites.
Anastasia is a strange girl. She can switch moods at a single word. Some would describe her as bipolar and there is nothing in particular that triggers the mood swing. A word, a look, a smell, any of these could be seen as a cause but it is never consistent.

She enjoys her walks 'alone' in the forest, but in truth, she never seems to be alone. There is a constant whispering in her mind that tells her to do things, shapes her opinions, draws her attention. Only one is clear at first, but as she grows older, more and more voices become loud enough for Anastasia to understand. These voices tell her to hurt herself, tell her to hurt others. They tell of other worlds, of gods that can give her power if she is willing to sacrifice to them. It is these voices that convinced her to kill her own mother and her cousin. It is these voices who form her opinions of people and it is these voices that keep her on the move, never stopping.

Anastasia finds it hard to focus on anyone thing most of the time, but when she does, she will stay and remain in that one spot for as long as it takes for her to soak in every detail. She has sharp memories of things such as flowers, insects, trees, or rocks that she has studied. If asked, she could probably tell you how many veins were visible to the naked eye in one petal of one flower. She loves listening to the songs of the birds, and on occasion, one of the voices will gift her with a song of their own.

Anastasia doesn't like large groups of people, but she sometimes longs the company of another. She is young, and her personality is still in the process of creation.

Anastasia has Schizophrenia
Anastasia is the product of a scam. When her mother, the youngest daughter of a pair of Irish immigrants, met a traveling merchant, she fell in love. This man, Lukas Archer, appeared to share the same feelings and one day asked her to become his mate. Lily, Anastasia's mother, was overjoyed. That night, she took her fiance to her favorite place in the forest surrounding her home and gave herself to him. Before she woke up, the older, more experienced merchant had left. She searched the woods for days, not able to believe that her fiance had left her. When she returned home, heartbroken, her parents told her that she had missed Lukas's departure. Lily was devastated.

A few weeks after her one time lover's treachery, Lily found out that Lukas had left behind more than a single farmer's daughter. Lily was pregnant. The poor girl didn't know how to react, and was afraid of what her parents would do when they found out. Lily didn't believe she had anything to lose and attempted to commit suicide with poisonous berries. The berries didn't kill her, but they made her incredibly sick. When Rose, Lily's oldest sister, found her, Lily was starving to death because she was too ill to move. Rose had her mate send word to her parents that Lily would be spending a few months at her house and nursed her back to health.

It soon became clear that the berries hadn't quite killed the pups within her, and Lily was unsure if she could raise them. Without judgement, Rose told Lily that she could stay until she had her pups and once they were born, Lily could do one of three things. 1. She could raise them, 2. She could have Rose adopt them, or 3. Rose would help her get rid of them. Lily was certain that she would choose the third, to kill her pups.

When the time for her to gave birth, and nothing happened, Rose became worried. After three weeks of nothing, Rose sent her mate out again to get their mother. The afternoon after he left, Lily went into a hard labor. It took twenty four hours for the first one to come and despite Rose's efforts, the first three pups died soon after birth. Each and every one of them had some form of physical deformity. Only the fourth appeared healthy, and she was the only one to survive.

When Rose gave Lily the single survivor, Lily's maternal instincts hit her full force. Lily could never kill this sweet, pure little creature that she had made. She loved this child and named her Anastasia. A few days later, when Lily was nursing her newborn, Rose's mate returned with terrible news. Their parents' farm had burned to the ground and there were no survivors.

After that, Rose and Lily focused all of their attentions on the new addition to the family and for the first few months, all was well. Around the time Anastasia became able to walk and speak, the sisters noticed something strange. Anastasia was often found wandering, talking to herself. When they attempted to hold a conversation with her, they couldn't understand her garble of words in random order. Sometimes, she would be sweet and kind one moment and the next she would be biting and spitting mad. Once, Lily walked into their room to find her precious daughter gnawing at her own legs.

Despite all of her child's oddities, Lily loved her as only a mother could and took care of her as best she could but Anastasia kept getting farther and farther away. She soon took to exploring the forest as her mother once had until sundown. Soon, something new and exciting happen. Rose became pregnant.

Anastasia didn't understand why her aunt's stomach began to swell or why her mother began to fuss over Rose, but about a month and a half after the fussing began, Anastasia watched her mother placed her palm on Rose's belly before jumping back, giggling. When Lily left later that day to get a few herbs, Anastasia approached her aunt. Before Rose could move, Anastasia placed her paw on Rose's belly. Rose immediately struck the strange girl who slunk out to the forest. When Lily returned to the house, her sister was in labor two weeks early and her daughter was no where to be found.

Many things happened before Anastasia returned home at dawn. Her aunt gave birth to a single, tiny baby boy and died in the process. Seeing his mate lying dead, Rose's husband left without knowing whether his child lived or not. When she entered the house, Anastasia found her mother cradling a new baby boy.

About a month after his birth, Anastasia went out again and during her wandering, something strange occurred. She underwent her first shift at five and a half months old. For a few days, Anastasia stayed in the woods, exploring the familiar land in her new body. Eventually she grew hungry and returned home. Her mother lay on the bed with Ash, Rose's son, sleeping on her chest. Without reason, Anastasia drew a knife from the kitchen and slit both of their throats. She then turned around and left everything she had ever known with tears running down her face.

Today, she roams Nova Scotia without a single possession to her name.
Mother- Lily O'Donnell

Father- Lukas Archer

Aunts/Uncles- Rose O'Donnell

Cousins- Ash O'Donnell




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