" This too shall pass.”
"If the only thing keeping a person decent is the expectation of divine reward, then brother that person is a piece of shit, and I’d like to get as many of them out in the open as possible." - Rust 'True Detective'.
Aliases: Tala, Talathia Alhazred (Alhazred is her married last name, Dark-Song isn't a surname.), Seapuff.
Age: Unknown. 20s-30s? Acts like a bratty 22 year old.
Mouth/tounge/pawpads/insides: Blue/Dark Blue
Fur: White, with black spots under her eyes, on her shoulders, and at the base of her tail.
Sex/Gender/Pronouns:gender nonconforming (vague NB? I don't think
she knows or cares what a gender is.), Female, she/her.
Species: reanimated former-human (or cat person) with various guardian and wolf parts attached to her. Aubrey knew she liked wolves and went for something wolf-like. He gets a star for effort.
Occupation: Treasure hunter/bounty hunter... bodyparts hunter for Aubrey/Alhazad's “experiments”. Pirate.. she's really bad at being a pirate.
Weapon: Teeth, claws, dabbling in water magic. Will use sword or lance which she has named her stab stick.
Likes:music, food, making things with her hands, night time, the sea/ocean/any body of water, thunderstorms, traveling, stabbing things with her stab stick. boats, sea related things, Aubrey, swords, animals, dogs, being alone, quiet, feeling safe, learning, snow, being cold, swimming, monsters Alhazad creates..
Dislikes:Loud noises, narcissist, pickles, hot and humid weather, Florida, Boston Accents, organized religion
(Both canon to whichever rp-inworld she's in, or ones from 'our world' . She has a deep resentment for gods and goddesses, guardians, and other heavenly beings. This is supposed to be a character flaw.)
, strong smells, humans, knights, traitors, bugs, gods...
Personality: Anxious, moody, very very weird, no dignity, no fucks given, keeps pride intact though, can not read the room,
distrustful but loyal to a fault once you earn that trust, compassionate, kind of ethereal in a sense that she is really bad at acting 'normal/human'. Talks in riddles, kind of schizotypal... It's like she was offered a guidebook on what is socially acceptable and ate it in front of everyone. Can go from zero to one hundred when riled up.
Romantic attachment: Aubrey.
Talathia was 'created' in a sense, someone died- and she was who 'woke up' when the body was brought back to life, the person she originally was.. is buried beneath her somewhere. But something very traumatic happened, she was betrayed by the very person she trusted more than anyone else.. and her old self 'died'. From there, Talathia was created from what remained of who she once used to be. After the betrayal and gruesome attack; her lover Aubrey found her barely clinging to life, left for dead and with his necromancy and medical skills, did whatever he could to save the life of the most precious person in his entire world.
Tala is some kind of wolf creature, although using the word "wolf" very loosely here. hodgepodge of wolf, like Aubrey's a hodgepodge of cat. She acts ethereal and a bit dog-like. With large bat-like ears, law bony claws at the end of her finger tips, a long weird snout like that of a wolf-- but off, somehow. Her tail is long and fluffy -and probably larger than any 'normal' wolf. Black spots are under her eyes, on her shoulders, and above the base of her tail- there may be some indication that there were freckles at one time. She has an athletic build, but kind of lanky, a bit feral.. there's something very 'off' about it. Her forearms and legs are covered in shaggy fur which is longer than everywhere else on her body. Aubrey's intent was to make her stronger than before, more than human- well not even human anymore. So she could better defend herself.
Around her neck is a tattered lavender/purple ribbon or scarf, or some kind of fabric-- it was used as her handfasting ribbon between Aubrey and her former self when they were married long ago. Aubrey tied it around her neck so she would remember.. and as a keepsake in hopes of keeping her calm. Perhaps there's a spell on it? Is it binding the time-hound to the body? Nobody knows. Her pants are usually a mess, and earth-colored. Covered in stains and patches. She wears bandages around her hands and feet, and never wears boots or shoes. Not that any would fit her anyway. She can - although not needed, use a lance or sword. But this all depends on the context. She's very good at using them and it perhaps gives an idea of who she used to be. (lance and sword aren't really designed, go wild. I don't care.)
When she woke up she had no memory of her life before, who she used to be... she was Talathia now. Aubrey claims he did it unknowingly, he did not know he had turned her 'into' someone else. Who he later named Talathia. Or perhaps.. It was his plan all along. Make her stronger, more than human. Give her a new identity so she wouldn't remember a thing from before- Talathia gets flashbacks of things that happened to her before Aubrey changed her, When this happens she goes into strange fits by clawing her head to forget the painful memories. Ridden with bouts of anxiety and cptsd....her bark is worse than her bite.
The wolf lady lives on an island.. Aubrey's island where his laboratory is, where he performs his experiments and other creations. The island is her home, and she will do anything she can to keep it safe. To protect it. Aubrey doesn't worry about trespassers because Talathia will attack anyone who tresspessses before they even get in the interior of the island. It is her safe space, everything she could ever hope for. She considers herself a pirate - and this is the island that she protects. The sea, the waves, and all of it bring her so much comfort and safety. The black coat could be just her way of claiming to be a pirate with its naval patterns and markings, or captain of her own crew, a fishfag, a seawitch, seawoman, who knows.
I will state there is no wrong or right way to draw Talathia, she has a non-humanoid form, werewolf, and anthro form. All of them work- the story, her story, still works. She probably can shift between all three..? I guess the important points are- she is flat chested, feral and masculine looking but not 'male' and does not identify as a male/man. The pronouns "she/her" is more or less thrown around in relation to the ocean- we gender the ocean as female. Because she is a force that is untamable, strong, and enchanting.
" All things are connected, there are no coincidences, everything happens for a reason."
" I saw a god the other day, by the river on a rainy afternoon... He was helping a kitten that was left all alone, it's a god that only I can see, a black-winged angel that came down from the heavens just for me." - Mamimi (FLCL).
" See what you have to ask yourself is, what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or look at the question this way... is it possible that there are no coincidences?" - Gram (Signs)
" You hope and you dream... but you never believe that some things gonna happen for you... not like it dose in the movies... and when it actually does.. you want it to feel different... more visreal... more real..." - Richard (The Beach)
" A dream to get everything back the way it was. But once you have it, what will you do with your life? The pleasure of a dream is that it's a fantasy. If it happens, it was never a dream." - FMA '03.'
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