Strong Moderate Wolf
5’8”Appearance: Were Appearance:
Beyond the ImageLikes:
Chocolate, flowers, diamonds, reading and working out.Dislikes:
Sneaks and liars.absolutely not's:
Working with children (non-practicing); self-defense; organizational skills.Character Traits:
Difficulty trusting; lost faith in GodPersonality:
Quiet, reserved, strong-willed, independent.
Lorelei Cole’s family were nomadic missionaries who spent most of their career going between the United States and the Himalayas with more years spent in the latter. When she was twenty and on break from University, she joined her family for a trip into a newly-discovered inhabited mountain range. The trip progressed just fin until her father (who had, in the previous year or two suffered from an increasing large reserve of pride due to his successes in the Missionary field) didn’t believe their guide in the Himalayas when he’d warned them they were traveling too far up into a certain region. The guide was vehement that they should stop and turn around, go back where they came from because, according to him, that was the area of what he had, in his own native language, described the “man beast! Man beast!”. He’d pointed frantically, gesturing wildly, but Lorelei’s father simply condescendingly nodded his head and calmly told the guide, “Yes, my son, all men are beasts until they meet the Lord our God.”
The guide ran back in the direction of the nearest village. When the authorities had shown up almost a day later, it was carnage that they found, with Lorelei’s mother and father both dead and almost all of the missionaries. Two were missing, Lorelei and her uncle, whom they discovered in the village half starved, severely injured, and confused three days later. Lorelei’s statement to the authorities and that of her uncle garnered a brief investigation during which time she was certain that they were hiding something and knew more than they let on. They pretended not to believe her story of a man turning into a wolf and attacking her and the others. They told her she was delirious from the fever of infection and it was just a threatened wolf that attacked them. The fact that her uncle’s account of what happened was almost identical to hers is the only reason she, too, didn’t start to think she was remembering incorrectly or worse, going crazy. She’d seen what she’d seen. It took the government only another two days to politely but firmly extract the young woman and her uncle from that country, making them promise never to return.
Lorelei and her uncle Thomas relocated near a forest of their homeland in the State of Washington. There, they researched and dug and researched about what they were sure they’d seen and what might happen to them in the future. Together they endured their first moon in a camping trip far out in the wilderness and from then on their strength as family forged stronger. They continued to learn, took work where they could and gradually made inroads to return to missionary life and the church. Lorelei’s part in the latter was limited due to her anger at God because of what he allowed happen to her family and herself. Her uncle, though, kept the faith.
The difficulties of integrating her two selves, beast and productive member of society, proved trying but also helped her grow stronger. She discovered it paramount to gain as much control over the beast as possible and emotional triggers were the most severe in Washington. During the last year-and-a-half, increasing concern over lycan-related violence brought Lorelei and her uncle some unwanted attention. Normally that wouldn’t have occurred, as most people in their church preferred to turn a blind-eye to some of the Cole’s strange activities. However, they were betrayed by a young man who was frustrated from his rejected advances on Lorelei and he ratted them out to a group called Human’s First.
Interference from members of Human’s First together with the man who betrayed them, and his followers, escalated the tensions and accusations which resulted in some fights and eventually skirmishes. Violence followed and Thomas and Lorelei were excommunicated from the church. Certain fights resulted in injuries and over that period of six months to a year Lorelei developed an ability to heel faster . The reason for the violence began as self-defense; the Coles were unable to get help from the government. It felt like their own little war. They lost the war and evacuated from Washington to Oregon where a relative offered to help them build a new life.
With the help of Lorelei’s relative on her mother’s side, she and her uncle were able to get legalized with the assistance of a church. Her uncle began “The Gift of Life”, a mission outreach athletics project, and that branched off to “Athletics for Youth”, a money-making operation. As a side note, uncle Thomas is branching off further with an underground fight club, but failed to inform Lorelei of this activity, so for a while she remained clueless about its existence.
Lorelei maintained a lonely lifestyle and eventually and her uncle had a falling-out concerning his covert activities involving the underground fight club. After several verbal and physical confrontations, Lorelei split off from her uncle’s enterprise and is on her way to the Bright Lights of Las Vegas!