I couldn't make up my mind either. Luckily I'm not overloaded on characters this time around. So here they are with some minor edits...
KokainePlayer Preferences :
Any and all are welcome for interactionFull Name :
Tobias Xavier Cardiff (goes by Xavier in informal company as his father is also Tobias)Age and Birthdate :
27 years of age, born November 14thGender :
MaleMarital Status :
LionPredator / Prey / Somewhere Between? :
Viscount (Eldest son of an Earl) – Uninterested in his father's ways, Xavier has built his own fortune through investments (some legit and others not so much) and land ownership.Sexuality :
Hetero-flexible, open to poly arrangementsHeight / Weight:
6'6" / 240lbs Body Type :
Athletic, Muscular but not to the point of absurdity.Hair :
Tawny brown mane that is long, thick, and wavy and usually worn loose unless otherwise specified.Eyes :
Amber (like that of his species)Distinguishing Features :
His canines are longer and sharper than typical human teeth (think feline fangs), and parts of his body (arms, legs, back and shoulders) are covered in a very fine, very soft, tawny colored fur that is nearly invisible until touch alerts you to its presence. He has a scar over his left eye that bisects his eyebrow. He sometime wears neatly styled and trimmed facial hair but most times he is clean shaven.Personality :
Xavier exudes natural confidence (some might see it as arrogance but he does not) and swagger. He is charming and very much enjoys being the center of attention. He has a rather superior attitude but this is balanced by a desire to push others to their best—so long as they do not outshine him.
While he fancies himself a rather laid back guy, the truth is Xavier likes (needs) to be in control and can be rather demanding of others. He is never deliberately cruel for cruelty's sake but the level of discipline and excellence he expects from his subordinates can make him seem harsh to those on the outside. Of course, those belonging to him know that he is quite loyal, loving, and extremely protective.
When alone he enjoys lounging before a fire, entertaining private guests, talking with his sisters, and sketching. He does like to gamble occasionally but is generally smart about not losing control.Brief Biography :
Lord Tobias Xavier Cardiff is the first born son, though second born child, of Tobias J. Cardiff (an Arctic Wolf) and his beloved Lily (a Red Fox). His twin sister (born 3 minutes before) is a Siberian Tiger, while his younger sister is a sleek Arctic Fox, and his baby sister is a gorgeous little Dragonfly with the most gentle disposition. While Xavier does come from a long and well respected line full of predators, it is far from what one would consider pure
. However, any non-predators that may be produced tend to be either rare or exceptional in some other notable way and perhaps this is why the so called 'taint' of their line is most often over looked or 'excused'.
For Xavier, childhood was anything but a cake walk despite their wealth and high status. The Earl was determined that his children, particularly the twins, would not be over indulgent twits and so he governed them with an iron fist. Xavier especially was drilled daily and frequently he would fall into bed exhausted after a hard day under his father's tutelage. Were it not for the balance of his mother's gentler ways, he might have become a different man entirely. Still, the point of his father’s harshness was not lost on him and though he does not follow directly in his old man's footsteps, it is clear that he has taken some of his lessons to heart.
With the death of his mother just 6 years ago, Xavier's father became more deeply entrenched in court life and grows more distant from his family by the day. True to the ways of the lion, Xavier has taken full responsibility for his sisters, seeing to their comfort and well-being. He does everything in his power to see that they never have to work unless they should choose to, guarding his baby sister the closest and spoiling her rotten. One day she will likely be married off by their father (or possibly even sold or claimed by the Monarch) but Xavier will do his utmost to be sure whoever she ends up with is worthy of her. There is little he wouldn’t do for his sisters.
He himself enjoys the life of a wealthy bachelor and the challenges of finagling several investments, both above board and below. He does not entirely agree with the stratification of predator and prey but any efforts contrary to The Monarch's Law are done completely out of sight as are his more risky business deals--his identity is often completely obscured if there is even a chance something will have negative consequences. He will not risk his life or fortune, especially as his sisters depend upon him. On’s and Off’s :
Xavier's ons and offs pretty much mirror my own. He is drawn to different sorts of women for different reasons so it is hard to say he has a type. Are you willing to allow your character to participate in Non-Consensual Activity? :
If there is a character that could do so realistically--he’s a pretty big guy--then I don't mind. Xavier would only do so himself if pushed to it somehow or to make a point.Are you willing to allow your character to have sexual interaction with those outside of their preferred sexuality? :
Xavier loves attention no matter who it’s from. Still, while he prefers females, he is open to the possibility of including other males less dominant than he is. Straight up M/M is unlikely though not impossible from a plot standpoint. Anything Else? :
Xavier is capable of full out roaring and snarling when angry, he is also able to purr though that is only very rarely heard in intimate settings. He also possesses the inherent strength of his animal, as well as the typical instincts of a male lion (though they are tempered by his human side). As such he automatically sees other dominant males as challengers, though this does not mean he cannot be friendly or polite, and he views women as subordinates, though this does not mean they must be doormats or weaklings as that would be rather boring to him.
Xavier's sisters will be NPCs but since they will likely be around a fair amount I've decided to include basic descriptions just to lay things out now. Anyone may interact with them if they are present or may request their presence. They are also open to being taken on as PCs if anyone is interested. Simply let me know. They are as follows: Sienna Irene Cardiff
(Xavier's twin) - TigerAge:
Sienna is tall like her brother and has light brown hair and dark brown eyes. She has retractable claws, dainty yet sharp canines, a long, stripped tail that she keeps covered under her skirts despite the discomfort, and a slightly more dense musculature. Like her brother, parts of her body are covered in a nearly invisible coating of soft fur.Brief Description:
Sienna always appears polite and well bred. She can seem a tad mysterious but only because she does not need to be the center of attention and can even be a bit reserved. She does have a playful side but that is only for those she is close to. She hates her father and those she views as being like him, but very much idolizes her brother. As stubborn as her brother, she is a formidable foe in any regard. She has a bit of a temper and a nasty tongue when it is set off. Xavier takes good care of her, even encourages her to see to her own business interests so she does have a small nest egg in addition to being the current heir of his estate. Despite her age, she feels no pressure to be wed. Deep down she is a romantic and if she cannot marry for love she wants no part in it.Serena Brielle Cardiff
– Arctic FoxAge:
Serena has a vaguely vulpine look to her features in addition to a thick, white tail and fox ears that sit upon her head. Her hair is a pale, pale blond, her eyes a vibrant shade of icy blue and she has elongated canines. At 5'2” she is the shortest of her siblings but is also the most voluptuous of her sisters.Basic Description:
Serena is the most social of the three sisters. She loves to meet new people and has a great deal of her mother's charm. She is also incredibly crafty and even a bit mischievous at times. She has a big heart and though she loves her family dearly, she is ready to be out from under her brother's ever protective ways. Unfortunately, she knows the only way to get that is to be married off to a suitable male.Lily Noelle Cardiff
Lily is tall and well proportioned, with brown hair and brown eyes. She moves with the liquid grace of a natural dancer and often times seems to float on air. Her appearance is mostly human but for the set of seemingly delicate wings (they are much more durable than a true dragonlfly’s wings) on her back. When spread they are long and elegant, shimmering with shades of deep pink, purple, and blue. Her wings are strong enough to stir the air around her but she cannot outright fly.Basic Description:
Lily is soft spoken and more than a bit shy. Still, she likes to socialize where she can but she tries her best not to draw attention to herself. Despite being of a gentle disposition, she does have a backbone and is not afraid to stand up for herself... just most of the time she has no need to since Xavier is right there to defend her at seemingly every turn. Really she is a bit pampered as her siblings all look out for her, sheltering her from most things, which in turn has filled her with a raging curiosity. She loves to dance, it is all she wants to do, however her greatest fear is to come under the scrutiny of the Court. She fears she would end up caged for others amusement.
KokainePlayer Preferences :
Any and all are welcomeFull Name :
(Baroness) Seraphina DeWittAge and Birthdate :
24 years of age, born August 7thGender :
FemaleMarital Status :
MinkPredator / Prey / Somewhere Between? :
In Between—Now holds Predator status due to her inheritance but she still considers herself preyOccupation :
Burlesque Dancer / Troupe owner – Seraphina started her own burlesque troupe at the age of 21. She writes, runs, and occasionally stars in her own shows. In addition to this she owns 3 theaters, one of which is quite exclusive, and has inherited the estate of the Baron DeWitt.Sexuality :
BisexualHeight / Weight:
5'8" / N/A Body Type :
Fit and curvyHair :
Dark brown and is as soft and lustrous as a mink coat, her hair falls to the middle of her back but is styled in various ways depending upon the occasionEyes :
BrownDistinguishing Features :
A set of small and dainty ears that are mostly hidden by her full head of hair. She does possess sharp canines and sharp nails, but other than that her animal traits are confined to things such as flexibility, senses, and notable swimming ability. Personality :
Seraphina possess a sharp intelligence as well as a love of money and comfort. Her mind is always running, always devising her next script or some new way to attract customers, or whatever else has become important to her for the moment.
After her experiences with her adoptive father, Lord DeWitt, Seraphina finds that male predators both excite and repulse her. However, she is a natural flirt and, despite her feelings regarding predators, tends to be friendly to anyone with enough money. Being poor or of lower status does not get you ignored at all but she has a hidden agenda to fund and there is something satisfying about doing so with money gained from the Upper class.
While it may seem to some that she is rather promiscuous and oversexed, the truth is that Seraphina is quite selective about who gets past the initial stages of flirting and teasing. Deep down she harbors a need to love and be loved in return but does not expect that to ever be within her reach given the path her life has taken. So rather than dwell on what cannot be, she focuses much of her attention on what she can change and if people choose to focus on the outward appearance of things then so be it. It only benefits her to have others underestimate her.
Seraphina enjoys spending time in the taverns and brothels when she is not working—and sometimes even when she is. After all, in her opinion the best way to know what the masses want is to be among them. She hates that prey are treated as lesser and despite knowing the danger it puts her in, considering the size of her fan base, often times there are very subtle messages regarding social status and treatment of prey in her shows as she does support equality for prey.Brief Biography:
Seraphina was born to a family of prey under the name Sara Towns. Growing up she experienced the limitations of her parents, gaining a full understanding of the plight of prey in society—which was not something that sat well with her. The one shining spot in her perhaps unfair youth was that Sara's father worked for a Theater company building sets and doing other forms of manual labor that the Predators wouldn't touch.
As soon as she was old enough she began tagging along and pitching in to help earn more money for the family. While it was her task to see to things like costumes and running endless errands, it didn't stop her from memorizing every play that crossed her path. Standing in the wings she would mimic the dancers and during rehearsals she would sing along off stage until one day the owner noticed she did indeed have talent and got her an in with a local actor's troupe, earning her a minor role at the age of 16. From there it was all over. Sara was well and truly hooked.
The owner, Lord DeWitt—a Baron of some repute—thought she had something special as well but unfortunately, with the stigma of being labeled prey attached to her he could do no more for her. At least that was what he told her parents. Unless... her parents were willing to let him adopt Sara? He would even compensate them for their loss with extra wages. Seeing Sara's desire and knowing that their daughter deserved a chance at something great, the Towns agreed. However, the owner had not been completely upfront and naïve little Sara would learn first-hand that nothing came without a price.
No matter how she felt about the things Lord DeWitt made her do just for small bits here and there, Sara knew that in the end it would be worth it when she could be free of him. It did take some time but when she was 21, she finally had saved up enough to buy her own freedom... by hiring someone to take care of her little problem.
After Lord DeWitt's death, Seraphina inherited all of his estate as he had no other children or blood relatives. She also inherited his title but she does not acknowledge it unless it is absolutely necessary. She gives no other nod to her adoption other than the change of her name from Sara Towns to Seraphina DeWitt.
Once she took over, Seraphina let the Theater Company run as it had, expanding to two other locations with the help of investors so that she could reach different audiences but she also began a side venture. She got together a small group of talented women who wanted to do something different from the norm and created her own burlesque troupe. It took a few hits and misses but eventually they found the right combination and became quite the hit, allowing Seraphina to live in relative comfort and security while also providing funding to a small group of prey supporters and their causes. On’s and Off’s :
Seraphina can be either dominant or submissive depending on who her partner is. Once she has decided to give in to her urges, she is sexually adventurous, loves any hint of the forbidden, and a little force from a strong male goes a long way with her. See my O&Os for offs. Are you willing to allow your character to participate in Non-Consensual Activity? :
Yes.Are you willing to allow your character to have sexual interaction with those outside of their preferred sexuality? :
She is attracted to both males and females, so yes.Anything Else? :
Not so far.