LUPEN Apr 5, 2010 18:44:49 GMT -5
Post by BELS™ on Apr 5, 2010 18:44:49 GMT -5
THE MENAGERIE'S NEWEST R E T R O M O R P H
THE MENAGERIE'S NEWEST R E T R O M O R P H
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FEEL THE PULSE !
NAME ;; Lupen
NICK-NAME ;; None
AGE ;; 9, 20
SPECIES ;; Timber wolf
RANK;; The General preferably,
possibly Predator(although it appears you have alot of those)
PERSONALITY ;; Lupen is actually rather quiet, and he is always thinking. From day one at birth, everything has been a question, a puzzle, or a test for him. Nothing has been consistent. He is most silent when he is truly confused. He doesn't like people to know that he doesn't understand, and so he wont say a word...even if it takes him days later to understand what someone had explained. He appears to be very confident, but the reality of it is he lacks esteem that he well deserves. He doesn't see the strength, speed, and power with and with out him. He has never worked with in a pack's structure until he joined the Midnight Frost Pack, and so that had him doubting himself as well. He learned to be stronger with White Shadow. He learned quickly was devotion and respect was ... as well as love. He is dreadfully loyal, and he is a lover for life. Unlike his wifey, he is very used to change and nothing surprises him anymore. His one safe spot has been Shadow, because their love will never change and it has been the one thing he'd ever been able to count on. He controls himself well, although in a fight he can lose his temper. It is more often because he is frightened and stronger than he realises rather than being, say, temperamental. He rarely gets angry, and when he does, he's good at handling it because he's afraid of doing something stupid. He's very patient and quite capable of being gentle, although this sweet and subtle side is seen only by his mate and sometimes his puppies. He is naturally afraid of the Keepers but it doesn't seem to completely phase him that these bad things are happening. As long as he finds her, it will be ok. As far as shifting, after seeing Shadow's behavior with shifting, they vigorously trained it into Lupen until shifting came as naturally as breathing.
HISTORY ;; Lupen was born to a rogue female named Aailyah, although Lupen never met his father. His mother spoke of him sometimes, although not much and it was only enough to learn his name(Dogo). She spoke of him with fear and so Lupen never questioned her. On the contrary, he wanted to make sure he protected her from anything that ever made her so scared. Aailyah did an excellent job raising her puppies with out a pack to protect them and feed them. Since she had to leave them alone sometimes, one of his brothers Darweshi was snatched up by a hungry lynx. One night while the last four of them curled up beside their mother, a large, gray wolf leaned into the den and grabbed Salehe and Umepatwa by the scruffs. In a rage, Aailyah attacked him viciously and with out knowing what to do, Lupen lead his last little brother, Ghubari, to the back of the cave and waited until the snarling stopped. All he kept thinking was how all of his siblings and his mother had smooth, white fur... and the large male that had shown up was the only wolf he'd ever seen that looked like himself. Two hours later, Umepatwa's furry white face popped into the den, unmatching eye-colors making her look a bit ditsy. "Where's mother?" Lupen demanded quietly as his brother was sleeping.
"She is gone." Ume whimpered. "And the male took Salehe with him." Lupen nuzzled his little sister gently.
"Come in Ume." He prodded, but glared when she did not listen. She explained that she was leaving... that there was nothing left here for her and she just wanted to be alone. He had to understand somehow that she had just watched their mother get slaughtered, but he could not understand how selfish she was. For an entire week, Lupen brought scraps of things that looked edible to his brother, but the freezing nights eventually killed Ghubari, leaving Lupen curled up beside his forever-sleeping brother. Two more days passed, and the pup at only three months grew weak. It wasn't long, however, until a different rogue female sniffed out the area and found him. He was passed out so long that he remembered little until he woke up, curled up in her fur. It turned out her name was Rosalie. He'd never heard a name like that before...so easy to say, such a simple tongue and yet a strange ring to it. Foreign. He raised her until he was six months old and then headed out by himself. For the next four years, his life was rather simple, although he did have a few adventures now and then. He met yet another lone wolf named Brutus. Brutus was already about five years and met Lupen when he was around two and a half, so often he'd manipulate him to get more food or females or whatever he cheated the poor boy out of.
Lupen trusted Brutus with everything, often looking to him as a father that he had never known. But Brutus, being a liar and a cheater, eventually turned on Lupen. It was the last day of the entire month they'd been hunting. Lupen was already bigger than his comrade, and Brutus could see his increasing strength, speed, and skill. He used that aswell... By the end of the month, they had more than enough prey stored to chill out for the next two months... It was a lazy way of life, but they loved it. At that point, when Lupen woke the next rising moon, he found his partner gone along with everything they worked for.
Infuriated, Lupen spent a week tracing the male's scent, and when they finally encountered eachother again, they faught brutally. Brutus, however, knew he himself would lose before Lupen could even dream of such an idea. "Go ahead. Kill me." Brutus spat, laughed, and choked, squirming under Lupen's death grip on his throat.
Lupen released him, holding his head high and shaking his head in pity. "Dieing for a creature like you would be a favor." As he walked away honorably, the other brute lunged at his back leg and yanked back. Lupen spun around in alarm with a snarl, this time his powerful jaws grabbing Brutus's throat and tearing it out. Horrified with what he'd done, he wandered alone for another two years, refusing to pair up with lone females that came his way or partner up with males that offered their hunting and fighting services. He was alone for a long time, meeting up with his sister, Umepatwa only once as she spoke of a heart break with a brute named Brave.
Lupen had wandered to a beautiful clearing with a full moon glowing large in the sky one night. There were a few other wolves conversing...they all smelled differently and he was confused. He'd never seen so many wolves gathered in one place at once, although there were only five or six. Making eye contact with one large, brown brute, he didn't know better and ended up fighting him. Even though Lupen was not as bulky as the other, he won this battle as well, though he fought carefully and talked to him as he faught, trying to talk him out of it really. He didn't need a reply of his mistake.
After one more wrestling match from making the same over-confident mistake, his eye caught a gorgeous female wolf. She was smaller than himself, but well built for a female with glossy, white fur that covered the muscles that he knew were there. Her amber eyes captivated him in the light of the moon, and her voice dripped like honey. He stared for many moments at the tough, little angel. "Well?" She smiled, and he tried to remember what she had been saying beyond his focus on what she sounded like. "Oh." He laughed nervously, and a few males near-by muttered 'dork'. They were settling themselves with other females not as glamorous as this one...Why was that? Was it because he'd won those fights? He tilted his head. What a strange, little structure. After conversing with this ambrosia that had such a sudden, devastating grip on his heart, he learned her name. White Shadow. She gave her offer for him to join a pack, and he quickly went along with that, although he kept wondering what a pack was. He never asked her, not wanting to look silly in front of her again.
It was the Midnight Frost Pack...Oliver and Aurora were the cubs... Ivy and Brave(so familiar, he thought, to his sister's story), Zuka and Sweet Amy, King and eventually his sister Ume, Fang, Soyru, and so many many others. He got to know them all and found he loved them and wanted to protect them, although that seemed impossible with so many numbers. He realised quickly what this 'pack' was... and he studied the way each member regarded White Shadow with respect and called her dear Alpha, such devotion and respect that he found himself jealous of them and wanted to show her more. He proved his love for her, although he tried to hard and most of his effort wasn't necessary. She seemed as in love with him as he was with her... But still he had his doubts, as how could one so lovely fall for a rogue like himself? Like many others, she was seeing a potential that he could not. Once they were a pair, he found himself leading the pack with her.
They led the pack for so long until they grew old.
The last of the pack's history--(Written by Legend)
Within the year of White Shadow taking a mate they had their first litter, a large litter of six. Two years later a second litter was born, also of six. Soon after the pack came into a large conflict. One of their first litter came back with vengeance. Penzi left things shaken, and shortly after a pack made from anger came to border the Midnights. Their alphas were Simon, Lupen's bitter brother, and Sam, White Shadow's vengeful sister.
The packs clashed and many were lost including Shadow's brother who had returned and joined the pack--mated to Lupen's sister Ume who also was lost to the fighting. Sam and Simon were defeated by the Midnights and their pack left. White Shadow and Lupen relocated their pack as well and recuperated. Nearly a year after these events bring us to present day.
After the relocation, humans stirred trouble in the pack again.
The Keepers had snatched both him and White Shadow up and released him before himself. They kept him longer for more testing and painful skill enhancements... He didn't understand what was happening to him...At last he was released, confused and searching for his love mostly. It would not be worth it to walk through this Menagerie with out her.
SKIM THE SURFACE !
GENDER ;; Male
HEIGHT ;; 3.5 ft at the shoulder
WEIGHT ;; 125 lbs
BODY BUILD ;; Lupen is a very large wolf with long legs and an impressively muscular build. His posture is always Alpha-like, head and tail held high, shoulders pulled back and ears forward.
FUR ;; His fur is thick with a beautiful mix of grays, browns, beiges, and whites.
EYES ;; Vibrant turquoise
MARKINGS ;; Random scars imperfect his fur from fights.
ANYTHING EXTRA;; None
HUMAN DESCRIPTION;; As a human, Lupen reaches a full six feet tall and an impressive 180 lbs of muscle and bone mass. Although he is incredibly muscled, he is a bit on the thin side. He has fair-toned skin and dark chocolate brown hair. His eyes are a soft shade of turquoise-blue.
TRACE THE ROOTS !
PARENTS ;; Dogo and Aailyah
SIBLINGS ;; Umepatwa, Salehe(changed name to Simon), Darweshi, Ghubari
BIRTHPLACE ;; Alaska
BLOODLINES ;; Timber wolf
THE PUPPETEER !
OTHER ACCOUNTS ;; Many
HOW'D YOU FIND US? ;; Wayward Graphics