[Arctic x Grey Wolf] Tala Oct 17, 2014 17:41:14 GMT -5
Post by Tala on Oct 17, 2014 17:41:14 GMT -5
Years RPing: 4-5
How You Found Us: a genie told me....-hides lamp-
Birthday: April 23, 2012
Species: Arctic X Grey
Height: 27 inches
Length: 50 inches
Weight: 72 pounds
Coat Color: Creamy white with a smoky, dark grey muzzle
Eye Color: Light green
Health Issues: Runt of her litter so she's small and a little scrawny.
Other Information: Incredibly quiet.
Mental Stability: Sane
History: Born in the basin of R'imdar, the youngest in a litter of three as well as the only girl, Tala never stood a chance to be held with any sort of favor in to her parents eyes or those of the pack she was born in. From birth she was noticeably smaller than her siblings, and when the pack has strict standards of physique and strength, she was quickly cast aside from any honorable training for a good station in the ranks of the pack. Her gender didn't help any either. For the pack regarded females in a dimmer light than males, causing Tala's misfortune to stack against her.
Fed on the scraps after every other member, her small stature was only made worse as a malnourished chew toy for the stronger members of the group. She had hopes for a better life once the alpha assigned her a mate when she became of age, but that fantasy was ripped from her as the alpha declared her unfit for anyone in the pack when she was only a year and a half old. If anyone dared defy him, there would be consequences. Of course, no one looked at her in any gentle way, so the threat was really empty.
Ridiculed and bullied from pup-hood onward, she quickly learned the safety of silence and humility. She did everything she was told, or rather commanded, to do, in hopes of winning some type of favor for such good behavior. As some mental protection, she took refuge in the day dreams of her mind, a safe haven in a turbulent lifestyle that was thrust upon her by all around the little cream colored female. Even though she didn't exactly resent the way she was treated, she desired better. A way of life where she would at least be valued more than what was offered in this pack.
Finally, she was allowed to watch over the pups as the others went out to hunt or go about other daily duties. A small happiness for creamy female finally came as the pups provided a safe place for her. No judgement on her size or weaknesses, for they were pleased for her warmth and companionship. However, as they grew up the older members seemed to poison them against her so that even the most affectionate pup hardened from her as they reached adolescence.
Reaching her second year, Tala went her separate way. Not that anyone really missed her except as a sparring target. At first, she was terrified of being alone. Being a weak little thing, hunting was difficult and life continued to be harsh. But then as some time went on, she proved to be an excellent student of the ways of the solitary hunter. Her small stature which was so ridiculed, proved to be an asset in speed and aerodynamics.
Finally, she proved to herself she had something of value to offer, now she just needed the opportunity to prove it to others.
Personality: Incredibly timid due to her frailty as a runt, and the fact that she was mistreated/undervalued in her birth pack. She was virtually mute up until the age of 2, as her fear for those in her pack caused her to grow into a shy, voiceless femme. Only after leaving did she discover her voice, and when frightened she reverts to silence. Despite being treated so harshly in her own pack she still has a motivation to please, a strange thirst to be commended for something, virtually anything.
Treated so poorly as she was, she learned how to grow thicker skin, not to be insulted so easily. However, forgiveness comes and goes with her. At times, she can forgive and forget an offense like it was nothing while at other times she will hold on longer than proper and keep that grudge close to her heart.
Becoming unsteady with full on attention, her silence is the only answer one can truly except. She is good with one on one, once a comfortable state what's been established.
In the company of trusted companions, she becomes a loyal comrade and friend. Still quiet but nevertheless a valuable asset to those she trusts, she would do anything for them even if it wasn't exactly correct. Ready with a shy smile, she will follow them anywhere.
She has honed her skills as a hunter and is very light of foot, a blessing from her small size. Able to dart in and out like a creamy shadow, she knows how to stalk and has the patience to wait for the perfect window of opportunity.
Craving the feeling of being useful and protected, Tala searches for a place to find such luxuries. Where her shyness won't hold her back and she can be even appreciated for what she can offer.