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Vital Information
Full Name: Rook Lyall
Alias: Gaheris, "Graham," "Declan"
Gender: Male
Age: 7 Years (May 22 2013)
Pack & Rank: Unaccepted Members No Rank
Birthplace: Renegades Reach, Canada
Alignment: Lawful Good
Life Points: 2850
Fight Stats: HP: CON: DEX: STR:
Appearance
Fur Color: Black, rust, gray, tan, white
Species: Great Plains x Eastern Timber
Height: 2 ft. 8 in. / 83 cm.
Length: 5 ft. 1 in. / 156 cm.
Eye Color: Blue (left) / Gold (right)
Physique: Medium
Weight: 110 lbs. / 44.5 kg.
Health:
90%
Rook at a distance looks like any other Great Plains wolf with an array of black, gray, tan and russet hues. When seen up close, the most distinctive characteristic he has is the dark mask that wraps around the front of his face. A prominent dark line also runs down from the top of his head down to the bridge of his muzzle (in the winter, his pelt thickens to make it seem like the dark line broadens into a wide rectangle that "adds" to his "mask-like" markings, a defining trait of a Lyall) and two gray downward-pointed triangles are distinct features beneath each of his eyes. His irises, truth be told, make him unique among his siblings, the right being gold and the left being blue, which is a trait inherited by chance from his mother Jaysyek. If one looks closely, a thin white line snakes down his muzzle and forks into two trails; one ends before his nose, the other continues down towards his left nostril where it's healed up as tan/pink scar tissue - these're the marks of a poor attempt to defend himself from a wily fox (or so he says...). Atop his head are two round, russet, almost bear-like ears. His overall frame is stocky with sturdy limbs and a barrel-like chest. Each of his four limbs are white. His muzzle has a number of long black whiskers on each side and his full, plume-like tail is tipped in black.


Voice || La Belle Dame Sans Merci || Annabel Lee
Full Body Reference || Summer || Winter

IC Avatar by: Grey || Profile Avatars by: Allie, Grey, AshBash || Profile BG by: AshBash

Personality
key traits
  • Bashful
  • Ostentatious
  • Judgemental
  • Anxious
  • Youthful

"Considering your relationship, I'm sure you're perfectly aware what sort of wolf Rook is, so perhaps I don't need to warn you. Still, I hope you'll appreciate that I've known him longer than you, since he was born, and he hasn't changed one bit. So please take me at face value when I say - Rook loves hard. He loves with everything he's got, and I've seen it burn out because he can't control himself, can't temper his feelings."
Trisden, euphemism

"Rook’s place is not one you want. It is worn, broken, with sharp edges."
Veho, coffee mug

By human standards, Rook is mentally 29 human years old.


Rook is a developing Lawful Good character, just as his strict and traditional upbringing has required of him. He could be described as saintly, but is more than often likened to a battle-ready crusader. He respects his elders and his superiors, honors his family, and has vowed to protect his pack or the pack he allies himself with. He hates to lie and is actually terrible at it; and, he believes that no individual should be subject to unfairness or undeserved punishment. On the other hand, he will always conduct himself by the morals he was raised to keep and adhere himself to pack laws.


Rook is also a dual-shape personality, currently sporting both Circle and Block traits. Time and further development through his experiences within Relic Lore will only tell if he will fully transform into a singular shape character or adopt both a true primary and secondary shape.


Personality-wise, Rook is considered as an INTJ. He focuses his energy on observing the world, and generating ideas and possibilities. His mind constantly gathers information and makes associations about it. He is tremendously insightful and is quick to understand new ideas. He values intelligence, knowledge, and competence, and typically has high standards in these regards, which he continuously strives to fulfill. To a somewhat lesser extent, he also has similar expectations of others. He could be considered as a natural leader, although he usually chooses to remain in the background until he sees a real need to take over a leadership role. If able to obtain a prominent role, his reign could be quite effective, due to his ability to objectively see the reality of a situation, and is adaptable enough to change things which aren't working well. He is a true strategist - always scanning available ideas and concepts and weighing them against their current strategy, to plan for every conceivable contingency.


In regards to family structure, Rook, in all instances (generation-wise on both his father and mother's bloodlines, and litter-wise), is considered a true lastborn. Because of nurturing from older family members and the examples set by their siblings, lastborns from large families tend to develop strong social and coping skills and may even be able to reach some milestones earlier. As a lastborn, Rook has been discovered to be the most successful socially and to have the highest self-esteem of his siblings in different birth order positions. He has always felt that he had more growing up to do in order to have the privileges his older siblings have. When it comes to rivalry, he, of all his siblings, has made a place for himself by commonly allying himself with the firstborn of his family (his sister Trisden) in order to rally against the middleborns (more often than not, his brothers Renier and Ryvet, sister Aiyana, and twin, Bishop).


Needs Wants Do Don't
to be understood and appreciated ◙
to please others ◙
listen intently and be loving and sensitive ◉
be unkind or too intense ◉
Forte Strength Weakness Downfall
emotionally deep ◙
quiet, reflective, peaceful ◉
sometimes moody and unpredictable ◙
highly emotional ◙
Biography

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rook (noun): 1.) a chesspiece that may move any number of unoccupied squares in a straight line, horizontally or vertically; also called a castle, 2.) a species of crow that is noted for its sociable habits, 3.) a sharper at cards or dice; a swindler.

Rook was born to Borden Lyall and Jaysyek Enap Lyall as the youngest of two siblings in his litter; to be more specific, he is the youngest of nine siblings from a long line of well-practiced Medics (both Herbalists and Healers), energetic Scouts, and tradition-bound Guardians. Like his father before him, he and his age mate were groomed from birth to lead a pack and continue his family's bloodline. It has been said and believed at the time of his birth that he could possibly be the last of his generation, a promise for the future of the legacy he left behind.


As a cub, the boy excelled very well in his training despite his quiet disposition in the face of everyday interactions and socializing with his family. Compared to his siblings, he characteristically takes after the aunt he had only ever heard of in stories and has never met. Considered a "listener" more than a "talker," he was and still is hard to upset and equally hard to influence once his decision has been made. During the time of his upbringing, his homeland - where the evergreen trees grow to the furthermost reaches of Canada, far northwest of Relic Lore - was abundant in both dense thickets and the prey who sought its refuge, nurtured by a number of small streams that snaked throughout the territory his father and mother had claimed for their own in the Spring of 2013. His adolescent days saw him want for nothing... until the day he decided that it was time for him make his own path.


By January 2014, Rook had reached his 8-month milestones, fully capable of bringing back rabbits on his own and looking after himself. As his father's state of mind seemed to further deteriorate from worry and stress, Rook could only stand by and watch. No amount of water, sinew, deer heart, or prayer could ease the patriarch and the youngest Lyall was running out of the means to comfort his parents. By the time he turned a year old, in late May, he bid his mother goodbye in hopes that he could find what his family needed. At the top of this mental list were: Medical advice (which either supported or discouraged the pack botanist Aniu's findings), proper training and an apprenticeship that could help hone his emerging skills in tracking and scavenging for useful materials, various herbs that were not indigenous to Renegades Reach or the Greying Glades and, secretly, his brothers and sisters (by name, Renier, Ryvet, Calla, and Taima). In embarking on the two-week journey to the south-east, Rook Lyall left his homeland behind, taking with him his wits, potential, and an undying passion to make his parents proud...


When Borden finally passed and his mother returned to Renegades Reach, Rook - now the Leader of Grizzly Hollow - remained behind with his partner Veho Macieo. Quil Attaya, his first-born son Tomen's mother, had also left; and, without knowledge of where she had gone to, Rook occupied himself with upholding the legacy his parents had established. A serial lover and devoted partner, he offers his loyalty and good intentions to those who mind the heart he wears on his coat. With both Veho and Oula, he became an adoptive father to three cubs - Joan, Felix, and Ophelia - who all call him "Papa."



"I'm your new Quartermaster."




Family Tree Relations
ParentsBorden and Jaysyek
Brothers (older)Prosper, Hocus, Renier, and Ryvet
Sisters (older)Trisden, Taima, and Calla
Brothers (adopted)Theo
Sisters (adopted)Arlette and Aiyana
Siblings (age mates)Bishop
UnclesAngier, Tesla, and Nolan
AuntsDove and Elettra
CousinsDeacon, Castiel, Greer, Niles, Ravenna, and Isolde
NephewsOctavius and Theodore
NiecesPiety, Jay, Trinity, and Ivy

MateQuil Attaya Lyall, Amaryllis Azalea
PartnerVeho Macieo
CrushBeren, Titan
Children (Biological)Tomen, Minnow, Merida and Mouse
Children (Surrogate)Joan, Felix, and Ophelia

Father-in-LawKade Attaya
Mother-in-LawAva Attaya
Sister-in-LawCinder and Namid
Brother-in-LawMace, Rowan, Datura, Valentine and Wicket



Rank History

05/22/2013 - 05/23/2014 — Pup; Renegades Reach, Canada
05/23/2014 - 07/12/2014 — Yearling/Lone Wolf, Relic Lore
07/12/2014 - 12/11/2014 — V. Yearling, Whisper Caverns, RL
12/11/2014 - 02/12/2015 — IV. Yearling, Cut Rock River, RL
02/12/2015 - 03/10/2015 — Yearling/Lone Wolf, Relic Lore
03/10/2015 - 05/22/2015 — III. Yearling, Grizzly Hollow, RL
05/22/2015 - 06/27/2015 — III. Subordinate, Grizzly Hollow, RL
06/27/2015 - 07/22/2015 — II. Subordinate, Grizzly Hollow, RL
07/22/2015 - 12/13/2015 — I. Leader, Grizzly Hollow, RL
12/13/2015 - 07/24/2016 — II. Subordinate, Grizzly Hollow, RL
08/01/2016 - 09/14/2016 — IV. Subordinate, Renegades Reach, Canada
09/28/2016 - 09/29/2016 — Subordinate, Grizzly Hollow, Relic Lore
09/29/2016 - 01/09/2017 — Lone Wolf; ???, Canada
01/09/2017 - present — II. Subordinate, Grizzly Hollow, RL




It was a matter of time;
You know I know, there's only one place this could lead,
But you are the fire, I'm gasoline.
I love you, I love you, I love you...
I loved you dangerously.
Ooh, more than the air that I breathe.
Oh, now, knew we would crash at the speed that we were going.
Didn't care if the explosion ruined me
Oh, oh baby, I loved you dangerously!
- Charlie Puth - Dangerously