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Gwenevere

Gwenevere Elaine Adravendifull name
Gwennicknames
9 Yearsage
Winter of birthdate
Mediumsize
30"height
Mediumbuild
True Neutralalignment
Femalegender
Heterosexualsexuality
Somniumpack
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Standing equal in height to her mother at 30”, Gwenevere is quite firmly average in both height and build, being neither extraordinarily small and slender, nor large and hulking. She strikes the best possible balance between agility and strength for her size, being a sturdy but lean woman with a build resembling that of a young wildcat. Her appearance is far from masculine, and even as she ages her features will retain some of that charmingly youthful aspect.

Gwen’s fluffy, downy pelt is a warm off-white like aging ivory. A soft tawny auburn that could be described as fawn blankets her back beginning over her withers and sliding down to end before the base of her tail, slipping slightly down over her shoulders and hips. White speckled over the blanket is reminiscent of scattered snow rather than the larger showier spots some of her siblings inherited from their father. Fawn touches upon her points as well, coating her muzzle, ears, legs and tail before fading into ivory, only to be gradually consumed in a deeper, fiery auburn at the outermost edges. Her eyes are a crystal blue, all the more brilliant against the ivory of her face.appearance

Gwen is a relatively serious woman, not particularly prone to joking or fits of emotion. What sense of humor she does show tends to be dry and a bit morbid. Towards strangers, she tends to be strongly reserved, automatically falling back into a friendly and respectful but distant demeanor that keeps them at arm’s length. Towards family though, she exhibits a warmth and openness that gives a glimpse of the deep emotional capacity that lurks within.

Gwen has a talent for keeping her head in rough situations and keeping her cool no matter what is going on around her. She tends to react with the same matter-of-fact acceptance no matter what tragedies or dramas come her way, moving from “Here’s a problem” to “How do we solve it” with remarkable aplomb. Anger and tears and grief are a luxury, an indulgence that can be put aside for the sake of clearer thinking. Her level-headed nature comes in part from a deep self-assurance and confidence in her own abilities, and partly from a firm belief that giving in to emotions doesn’t do anyone any good in bad circumstances. She has a great deal of self-discipline and control, nearly always poised and calm no matter the situation. Her poise comes across as competent rather than sweet or elegant, with her no-nonsense manner and her pragmatism leaving an impression of a capable and generally courteous leader instead of the princess she once was.

She’s far from a coward, but she values caution over blindly leaping into a situation, though this may cause her to hesitate to take a side immediately in an argument or discussion. But once she comes to a decision, she can be counted to hold that line, for Gwen is very reliable; once she promises to do something, she will get it done come hell or high water. This is why she doesn’t make threats lightly. There are some things that she is willing to cross the line into a morally gray area to rectify so that others won’t have to. She would rather have a black mark on her conscience than know that doing nothing caused something terrible to happen to someone else.

She remembers her family fondly despite her unpleasant parting from them, and retains a quiet sense of pride in her bloodline, with a particular fondness for the Adravendi name she holds. That being said she does have some very specific ideas of who counts as family and who should bear that name that might not mesh well with others’ opinions. She mostly holds those ideals close to her chest, preferring to keep her feelings on the subject private unless pressed.personality

Companion:

Princess
Female
red tabby Turkish Van cat
18" tall
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History

Grew up in Seracia, parents were king and queen but the pack leadership passed to a pack member named Destruction when Gwen was still young. Her parents together decided that they wanted to pursue life elsewhere, and gave their children the choice of staying in Seracia or joining Maverick and Epiphron somewhere else. Having been raised knowing she was royalty and, perhaps, a touch spoiled, Gwen reacted badly to this. She saw it as a personal betrayal, believing they were taking away her future and forcing her to choose between her family and the pack that she had been raised to be loyal to, though she convinced herself she was angry because they were cowards who couldn’t stand being in the pack if they didn’t run it. After they left she began to act out, and very nearly fell into what would have been a terrible situation had she gone through with it. She’d been so arrogant when she’d met up with that Armada and made plans to run off with him. She’d been convinced that she knew what the world was and could be, and that she could handle anything.

She was six months old when Seracia was lost in battle and changed to be unrecognizable, an event that shocked her into some sense. Her entire world had tilted and spun out of control, and there were no guarantees anymore. She could hardly handle the loss of the pack she’d thought she wanted to abandon, let alone the danger Sin Armada had represented. Quietly, without a word to anyone, she fled Ardent rather than face the bloodstained male she had sworn to join. It wasn’t all fear that he would retaliate against her betrayal, either - in her youthful rebellion, she believed she needed to leave any lands her family had known and travel far from them in order to learn who she really was.

It turns out she did. Alone and far from any help should she fail, she found herself, her confidence, and love.

Partway through her first year Gwen met another young loner, a handsome male her same age, and developed an instant rapport with the charming youth. They became the closest of friends, then later as they grew older it developed into more. Lanse had always been a little sickly, for as long as they had known one another, but it wasn’t until they had decided to try for a litter and found themselves unable to, having gone for advice to a wise old healer who had always been a close friend to his family, that they learned the truth. He was dying.

It seemed a genetic disorder ran through his family line. If they were finally able to conceive, not only would they risk passing on the issue to any children they might have, he would not live to see them grow up.

After a great deal of thought and soul-searching, the pair sadly bid farewell to their dreams of raising a family, and instead Gwen devoted herself to taking care of her mate in the time he had left. They had two years of bliss together before the disease took its toll on Lanse’s body and left him crippled. Their love for each other never wavered, not even when Lanse could no longer eat on his own and needed to be fed. They loved each other to his last rattling breath, taken not long after the start of his fifth season.

Gwen, alone once again, grieved quietly for a time, but finally came to the decision that with nothing tying her to the lands she was in, it was time she returned home.

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Relations

parentsEpiphron Adravendi x Maverick Tahir-Mathias
siblingsCassius (m), Quintus (m), Amalia (f) older siblings
Caeto (m) and Leo(m) littermates

Arian (f) Adopted sister - deceased

Skills

Intermediate Fighter (35)
Novice Intellectual (20)

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FIGHTING : 12/07/16

+20 - Participated in a raid
+15- won a fight against someone of equal or less skill

INTELLECT : 04/13/18

+20 - Spring Fling Reward

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