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Pontifex

Pontifex Temperance Abraxasfull name
Ponnicknames
1 Yearage
Autumn of Year 15birthdate
Extra largesize
42"height
Lightbuild
Lawful Evilalignment
Malegender
??sexuality
Ashenpack
Puprank
37posts
81gemstones
Virgilplayer

Every inch a prince, the male epitomises elegance and refinement. From the taper of his slim ankles up his slender limbs and into the sharp blades of his shoulders and hips, he could easily be taken for a work of art carved from marble. Pontifex was born to be something holy, a tether to divinity incarnated in a prison of supplicant flesh. Svelte of body, with just enough muscle to smooth over the harsh angles of his skeleton. Pontifex bears a delicate crown to match the rest of his slim body, the dramatic flare of his zygomatic arches frame his optics, transform his features into something ethereal.

Boon from on high, at the end of his narrow muzzle, beneath dark lips, shining fangs extend into the open air beneath his chin. Vampire's fangs, one might deduce. They lack the serration of a blade, instead smooth and sharp for puncturing flesh cleanly. To compensate for their size, his thin jaws can gape far wider than most to allow them to pierce flesh, and the muscles attaching to his sagittal crest are notably more pronounced to improve both mobility and strength to best exploit this mutation.

Luscious pelage accentuates each smooth line and subtle curve of his bodice, silken guard hairs shining like a million crystals across the deity's form. Swathed in hues of dove and warm grey across his spine and haunches, as though lit from the top down by unseen forces. Vulnerable belly and throat are stained with soot. Divine features encircled in coal, gradually paling towards his crown. Pontifex's paws and lower limbs are stained in the same soot as his belly, fading to the warm grey of his shoulders and thighs. Celestial parentage painted across his mortal coil, hues of amethyst and rich magenta paint his flanks and thighs, claiming a patch across the back of his tail. An enchanting mask of whirling purples covers his eyes and cheeks, highlighting the dual tones of his eyes, and broken only by a thin streak of white splitting the two hemispheres of his divine countenance.

Heritage displayed with pride, the man is Abraxas from the tips of each hair to his marrow. Mottled with alabaster across his shoulders and upper back, with irregular daubs across his form. Most notably, the man's right forepaw is cloaked in ivory hues, and the front of his left forelimb. A few hastily placed daubs of porcelain hues paint the front of his right thigh, the space behind his left ear, and along the upper portion of his tail.

Brilliant optics framed by long lashes capture the attention of any who dare meet his gaze. Rich magenta fades towards his pupils into a pale lavender. appearance

Introverted: Surrounded by throngs of strangers, family, and siblings, one might expect an extrovert to emerge. No such luck with Pontifex, who much prefers his own company. There are so many things that require his attention, which he would prefer to lend with the least amount of interruption from outside entities. The man finds himself enjoying the company of only a handful of others at any given point, and rarely together. This is the way things are meant to be, and he is more than content with it. Many occasions may find him drifting to the fringes of a gathering, observing from a distance and keeping others at arms length.

Somber: From the moment of his birth, a decidedly stern expression settled upon his features. Humour is not his strong suit, even in childhood. This demeanour often lends itself to a pessimistic worldview, and a dour outlook on the future. Many might find him unsettling, as he tends to hold their gaze with a mask of cool indifference or outright disinterest.

Vigilant: If there is one thing Pontifex excels at, it's knowing what happens around him. Those two toned optics rove over his surroundings more often than they fix on a certain point, drinking in everything. In crowds he favours observing behaviour and expressions over listening to what's being said, though anything of note will likely catch his attention regardless. As age and familiarity with his surroundings progress, the divine will find himself weaving a web of invisible threads through which he can know just about anything he needs.

Zealot: The utmost loyalty is offered to the lord Abraxas, whose divinity birthed the generations leading up to him. Chief among his most powerful drives is devoting himself to serving the lord as best he can, and bringing others into the fold. Like his sister, he will find himself communing with Abraxas- though in a very different way. Harkening back to the Oracles of old, herbology and other stimulants will allow his ascension to transcendence, where he can receive prophecy or communion with his lord. However, this will only become a possibility once he has nearly fully matured, likely around the turning of his first year. (note: this isn't actual divine communion, he's just getting high as balls and tripping hard)

Family-oriented: Pontifex shares a deep bond with his siblings, for better or worse. His mother is one of the most important figures in his life, and is responsible for moulding him into the ideal version of himself. Those of blood relation will have a soft spot within his heart, and rarely find themselves experiencing the cold, aloof demeanour he affects with strangers. There is a likelihood he will find himself drifting between branches of his family tree, forming bonds between them and taking advantage of the variety of teachings they can offer throughout his life.

Soft spoken: When it finally does come to the necessary evil of social interaction, Pontifex is a rather quiet creature. Despite the rich, rumbling baritone of his voice, he tends to speak very quietly and gently. He is not one for acts of violence or malice, and prefers to avoid conflict where possible. There are other methods of getting one's way, and he tends to prefer any alternative to confrontation that he can find. This isn't to imply that he is spineless, of course, but rather that he is the very antithesis of bold and brash.

Patient: Pontifex is a spider within its web, once he's settled somewhere. The intricate ties he lays down serve as both strings to pull and warnings of potential danger. The divine is the very best at waiting games, and will bide his time until the precise moment that will ensure the outcome he seeks. The short fuse of many of his kin was lost on him, and he can weather any storm that might strike. He can play the long game with the best of them, and often does. personality

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History

AUTUMN - YEAR 15

Born to Toxicity Abraxas, Omikuji of Ashen, with four sisters- Faith, Patience, Modesty, and Rasha. Rasha was removed from their litter rather soon after birth, due to her status as runt of the litter, before Pontifex or his sisters could form any solid attachments or concrete memory of her existence. Their naming ceremony happens on the first day they are big enough to venture outside, and they are presented to both the pack and their ancestral God, Abraxas. Each pup is blessed under their God's eye, and given a name.

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Relations

Extended FamilyBy Toxicity Klein-Abraxas:

Archon Abraxas x Deathbelle Ravage Klein: Venom, Calamity, Pestilence, Plague, Toxicity

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?? x ??: Hyperion, Perseus, Cicero, Lorikeet, Artisan, Stjarna

Fight Form

Pontifex Temperance Abraxas vs (opponent) for (fight type)
Round x/x
Age: (Only include: over 1 year, under 1 year, or under 6 months as applicable)
Size: Extra large
Build: Light
Companion 1: Pasquet's Parrot, Female - Flying
Skills: Advanced Intellectual & Beginner Healer
Specialty: N/A
Pontifex Temperance Abraxas vs (opponent) for (fight type)
Round x/x
Age: (Only include: over 1 year, under 1 year, or under 6 months as applicable)
Size: Extra large
Build: Light
Companion 1: <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=34202">Pasquet's Parrot, Female - Flying</a>
Skills: Advanced Intellectual & Beginner Healer
Specialty: N/A

Awards

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