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Tamsyn

Tamsyn Carpathiusfull name
6 Yearsage
Spring of Year 10birthdate
Mediumsize
34"height
Lightbuild
Chaotic Goodalignment
Femalegender
Bisexualsexuality
The Hallowspack
Knightrank
527posts
54gemstones
hereplot thread
Shelbyplayer

coat

For most of her life, Tamsyn's fur was simply black with no distinct markings or changes in hue to note, a trait that she received from her mother. It had been easy for her to blend in and fade into the background at will, something that she often clung to in her darker moments. However, during the winter of her fifth year, white markings began to grow in around her eyes and never faded away. These surprising markings form swooping lines that accent the top and bottom of her eyes and trail down to drape over her cheeks. Another single line outlines the first, following the shape though they never connect. This marking strangely forms a combination of the eye markings worn by most of her children.

eyes

As simple as her coat might be, her eyes at least add some intrigue with their unusual mint green coloring that at one time seemed even more bright and pricing against the dark background of her fur.

physique

Even though she does have a moderate amount of height - standing thirty four inches tall when she is standing at her tallest - she still seems smaller than most with her light build and naturally slender figure. She does have more muscle than one might expect, a toned figure built through hours of training to be a skilled fighter.

scent

Sweet and spicy, the most noticeable hints of her scent are cinnamon and ginger.

unique atributes

Most of her scars are hidden fairly well under her fur, but a few stand out where they are more easily seen. Her left foreleg shows quite a few short scars along the portion between her elbow and ankle. Appearing to be many layers and years of bite marks, the scar tissue has built up to the point in places that the fur no longer grows in certain spots. There is also one fairly noticeable scar by her right cheek right under her jaw where a particularly nasty bite had gone too far and torn the skin there. appearance
Time, friends, family, and love have shaped this once broken and fearful woman into a new, confident version of herself. She can sometimes still be a bit skeptical of strangers and will be careful with who she trusts most times, but it is much easier for her to communicate with others and learn to trust than it once had been. If someone is trusted by her mate or close friends then they are automatically trusted by her as well. Because she has been so careful in selecting who she has let into the inner circle of her life, those few wolves have her undying, unwavering loyalty and she trusts their judgement without much questioning.

She tends to be quite altruistic and kind to most, though she is no longer afraid to fight back when the need arrises - especially when it's in protection of someone else. Empowered by the lessons she was taught in fighting, she now knows she can defend herself and others and no longer feels like a burden on those around her. At the end of the day though, she is a lover above all else. Being a mother has brought out an even deeper love for caring for others and she loves to dote on pups of all kinds. Nothing makes her happier than the bitter sweet feeling she gets when she sees her children growing and succeeding in their own paths of life.

Something that has never really faded despite all that she has learned and all of the growth she has enjoyed is a hunger for knowledge. Even if it's a field of study that she doesn't typically spend much time studying or isn't very skilled in, she will still take time out of her day and dutifully listen to any lesson that is offered to her. She is constantly grateful for the fact that she has the ability to learn and improve herself after being restricted from such things for much of her younger life. A new passion that came in more recent years is the love of teaching. She still has frequent doubts about weather she is good enough at anything to be able to teach someone else, but she enjoys seeing others learn so much that she pushes through those doubts - at least in the areas that she is most knowledgeable. personality

History

For the first few years of Tamsyn’s life, she was secluded and sheltered in a small community of wolves. There was no formal structure or leader like a traditional pack, but there was one wolf chosen by the rest of the group as the guide for the religion they followed. They rarely had wolves join them from the outside and the group kept themselves very isolated. Tamsyn’s parents, Twila and Otto, were both born and raised within this community and were devout followers of the guide’s preaching.

Tamsyn was a bright and curious pup. She was constantly in trouble for wanting to wander away from the den and outside of this group’s territory. She was curious about the world beyond what she could see which was considered blasphemous in the eyes of their religious leader. They viewed the outside world as dangerous, unclean, and unworthy. She understood the reasoning behind these rules and did believe in their teachings, but she couldn’t escape her constant curiosity and desire to learn more and more.

As if the odds weren’t already stacked against her, Tamsyn was also naturally vocal and strong willed, which went entirely against how females were raised to be in this community. They were expected to be quiet caretakers that willingly followed the word of their spiritual guide and their mates. Any time she would ask “why” or stepped out of line she would receive harsh punishments that grew increasingly violent as she grew older. This is where the majority of her scars came from, each one marking her as the outlier and problem within their group. Her father, and eventually her brothers, kept most of their bites to her left leg, grabbing the limb and pulling her roughly to the ground each time she spoke up when she shouldn’t. Her mother would watch with pitty, but didn’t dare try to protect her.

The abuse made her fold in on herself and build these walls in her mind in an attempt to protect herself. The males of her community eventually got their wish and got her to stop talking entirely. She silently went though the motions of her daily life with her head dipped submissively and a mostly blank expression. She slipped into a dark, suicidal place that seemed impossible to escape. This was also around the same time that other females her age were being paired with the males that would be their mates. While love was not necessarily something that was taken into consideration in these pairings, the males did generally get to take their pick of the female they were most interested in. More often than not, the fathers of these females would bargain and arrange pairings with the available males for their daughters. The females had little to no say in the matter.

Due to her behavior growing up and the scars that marred her appearance, no males were interested in taking her as their mate. Otto desperately tried to find anyone willing to accept her so she would no longer be his concern, but came up short. The one thing that females were valued for was being able to bare pups to continue their line and religion. Because of this, mating pairs were extremely important and being considered unworthy of this was nearly a sentence worth than this. This infuriated him even more and put all of the blame for this situation on her. He viewed her as a waste of time and energy and was completely blinded by his rage over the whole situation. He came back to their den after a day of campaigning for his daughter and took out his anger on her, attacking her and causing the large scar she has on her cheek today.

Otto cursed her when he was done and banished her from their family. She begged him to just kill her and have it be done, but he refused. Murder was forbidden in their community and even though she went against the grain in every aspect of their religion and lives, he still could not bring himself to break this law. He ordered that she be gone by dawn and stormed away. In one small act of kindness, Twila treated the wound on Tamsyn’s face before sending her away into the darkness.

Since then, Tamsyn has spent the next two years putting as much distance between herself and her family as possible. The fear that her former community had beaten into her heart has begun to dissipate with the interactions she has had with the outside world in that time, but many of her walls and barriers still stand strong, feeling like a defense mechanism and a security blanket. She now finds herself in Ardent, still firmly in survival mode with a small glimmer of curiosity and hope building cautiously in her soul.

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Relations

mateResin Deceased
children

Tamsyn x unknown

Artorias , Bowen, Daphne, Gwynevere, Rudyard

adopted

Grimshaw, Avantika
parentsTwila x Otto
siblingsOsmond
Extended FamilyRhona (sister in law)

Skills

Master Fighter (240)
Master Navigator (275)

Knight
Fighting : 4/10/20

+5 - Got a fighting lesson (not including a spar) from another wolf
+5 - Participated in any official fight (without winning)
+20 - Won an official fight against someone of higher Fighting rank
+10 - Participated in any official fight (without winning)
+20 - Participated in a raid
+5 - Got a fighting lesson (not including a spar) from another wolf.
+30 - Fighting seasonal prompt - Winter, Year 14
+30 - Participated in the 2020 Winter Olympics - Snowball Fight
+10 - Came in third place in the 2020 Winter Olympics - Snowball Fight
+20 - Won an official fight against someone of higher Fighting rank
+10 - Participated in any official fight (without winning)
+20 - Participated in a raid
+10 - Participated in a raid
+30 - Seasonal Skill Prompt - Spring Year 15
+15 - Won an official fight against someone of equal or lower Fighting rank

Navigation: 02/26/20

+5 - Explored a new land - Waterfall Peak
+5 - Explored a new land - Atlantis Island
+5 - Explored a new land - Soul Sand Cove
+5 - Explored a new land - Crystallum Cliffs
+5 - Explored a new land - Marble Wash
+5 - Explored a new land - The Red Forest
+5 - Explored a new land - Mile-High Woods
+5 - Explored a new land - Dreamer’s Coil
+5 - Explored a new land - The Rock Garden
+5 - Explored a new land - Locus Obscuro
+5 - Explored a new land - Polar Sound
+30 - Seasonal Navigation Prompt - Safe or Not?
+5 - Explored a new land - Lover's Mangroves
+15 - Home Turf - Tall Grass Plains 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 +5 - Explored a new land - Alabastrine Shrine
+5 - Explored a new land - Tall Grass Plains
+5 - Explored a new land - Sea's Plain
+5 - Explored a new land - Cedar Falls
+5 - Patrol a border
+30 - Seasonal Bonus Prompt - Spring Year 15
+5 - Explore a new land - Barren Dunes
+5 - Explore a new land - Dove Island Archipelago
+5 - Explore a new land - Daager Isle
+5 - Explore a new land - Descensum
+5 - Explore a new land - Traveler’s Lake
+5 - Explore a new land - Whisperer’s Gorge
+30 - Seasonal Skill Prompt - Winter Year 15
+5 - Exploring a new land - Firefly Lake
+50 - Explored 10 Different Lands ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Fight Form

Tamsyn Carpathius vs (opponent) for (fight type)
Round x/x
Age: (Only include: over 1 year, under 1 year, or under 6 months as applicable)
Size: Medium
Build: Light
Offensive Battle Accessory: Thorn covered vines over leather
Defensive Battle Accessory: Bracers
Companion 1: Blue-eyed black lemur, Male - Battle
Skills: Master Fighter & Master Navigator
Specialty: Knight
Tamsyn Carpathius vs (opponent) for (fight type)
Round x/x
Age: (Only include: over 1 year, under 1 year, or under 6 months as applicable)
Size: Medium
Build: Light
Offensive Battle Accessory: <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=31558">Thorn covered vines over leather</a>
Defensive Battle Accessory: <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=31193">Bracers</a>
Companion 1: <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=31657">Blue-eyed black lemur, Male - Battle</a>
Skills: Master Fighter & Master Navigator
Specialty: Knight

Awards

Double Master 07-15-2021 at 11:14 PM • Double Master,
Critical Hit! 06-27-2021 at 01:56 PM • Critical Hit!, Tamsyn x Stjarna [tournament]
Wordy 06-07-2021 at 07:35 PM • Wordy, This loss feels like a welcome home
Pride - Bisexual 06-03-2021 at 12:05 AM • Pride - Bisexual,
1K 11-27-2020 at 02:25 AM • 1K, Little fuzz balls
Beevent 09-19-2020 at 04:57 PM • Beevent, Buzz buzz... Ahhh!
Bronze Medal 2020 07-19-2020 at 12:03 PM • Bronze Medal 2020, Snowball Fight - Winter Olympics, Year 14