Altschmerz: weariness with the same old issues you’ve always had–the same boring flaws and anxieties you’ve been gnawing on for years.
Deep in the woods, under the clouds and the rain stands a cabin. For years it was forgotten, and used only by passing animals as shelter from the elements. But one day four lost people stumbled upon it and knew they had found their home. Once runaways and misfits who had been horribly hurt by the world and who had wandered aimlessly across the country together, the four of them spent the next three years fixing up the cabin as a family. They planted gardens, raised animals, lived off the land, and created a place that was truly their own. They had run away from the horrors of the world, but they were not as alone as they thought. In the woods, two packs struggled against each other for territory in the ever shrinking forest. Badly wounded, and in need of a new start, one of the packs fled to a new valley that they had never been to before. Here, there was plenty of game and a beautiful thick forest for the pack to grow and thrive. But they have entered into someone else's home, as they will soon find out.
Will the packs learn to coexist or will one pack get pushed out of the territory? Will the original four stand their ground and keep their home or will they finally retreat back to society and live out in the nearest town?
1.) Please use 3rd person pov 2.) Type at least one paragraph when roleplaying 3.) Keep the chit-chat in the discussion thread please 4.) Cussing is allowed, just don't swear every 2 seconds.
5.) All werewolf appearances have to be realistic or semi-realistic. Essentially no sparkle dogs.
6.) If you use a stock image, please make sure it's FREE TO USE and from a credible stock source (google and pinterest are NOT stock sources). You need to credit the image and use an image hosting site. If you use your own image of your character, please credit it!
7.) You can have up to 4 characters! You can only have one high ranking character per pack!
8.) Ranks such as medic, beta, and alpha need to include roleplay examples in order to be accepted!
9.) Hate the character, not the player
10.) Everyone has flaws, so don't make a character and say that they're perfect
11.) Appearances & Personalities have to be at least one paragraph long. 12.) I can decline characters as I see fit. I generally give reasons as to why/give you a chance to fix your character before fully declining them. 13.) Have fun!
NAME » ROLE » portrayed by USER NAME » ROLE » portrayed by USER
The Original Four The four misfits/outcasts that came together and refurbished that cabin in the woods. They can be human or supernatural.
Remiel Whiskey Karsten » portrayed by Voxtexy NAME » portrayed by USER NAME » portrayed by USER NAME » portrayed by USER
The Loners Any werewolf/lycan/vampire or other supernatural creature that is off on their own! They either live out in town or have a home somewhere in the forest. Only a few loners spots will be available. This role is limited!
Ez-may Adonis Moment » portrayed by lil.n3kos NAME » portrayed by USER NAME » portrayed by USER NAME » portrayed by USER NAME » portrayed by USER NAME » portrayed by USER
Side characters/characters that aren't permanent to the roleplay. They're here to add drama and therefore they can leave, end up dead, etc. Note: These characters are not within the packs and they aren't part of the small 4-person friend group.
Elle Amelia Heart » Bartender » portrayed by Voxtexy OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
Notes/basic info about the werewolves in this roleplay: Yes, other species do exist- but I'm not gonna slap down info for every supernatural critter. The roleplay primarily has werewolves, better known as wolf shifters, therefore that's what imma write down. :)
- They're more like wolf shifters. They turn into a wolf that stands taller than normal wolves by 5-8 inches. - They can control when they shift... for the most part. Strong emotions/feelings can force them to shift against their will. - When in wolf form, they are aware/conscious of what they do. Sometimes a werewolf struggles to hold onto the 'wheel' meaning they can act feral. - They have the basics; superhuman strength, enhanced speed, heightend senses, and pack telepathy (in wolf form).
- The alpha is the leader, with their mate being the Luna/Lune. If the Alpha isn't present, then the Luna/Lune will take charge- and if they're gone, then the Beta pair will take charge until the Alpha or his partner returns. The betas do not have to be mates!
This is the basic outline. You can add extra information to your sign-up sheet if you'd like!
Reservations last 48hrs. If you do not finish your character within that time frame, I reserve the right to open that reserved spot up to the public. You can message me to extend your reservation, but do not wait until the last minute, thanks.
Appearance: Ikaris stands roughly around six feet three inches tall, perhaps an inch above or an inch below depending on how you look at him. Either way he's not short. Kari has tan skin with a few stray freckles on his shoulders and back. Etched into his skin are a few different scars, one of which is always out in the open, the scar on the left side of his mouth. Another one of his scars is on the right side of his lower abdomen, reaching towards his right hip; it's relatively thin and reaches about five inches in length; it's also his newest scar, so it's not completely healed yet. Ikaris' last scar is on the palm of his hand; it's his deepest and oldest scar.
Kari's hair is blueish-black in color and long, reaching just below his shoulder blades (not to be mistaken as his shoudlers, they're different lol). You'll never see him with his hair down, unless you get the pleasure of being around him when he's drunk or if you have to go into his room and wake him up because he was drunk during the night and didn't wake up on time. Ikaris almost always has it in a bun, the quality of the bun varies. Normally it's a bit in-between tidy and messy. almost always a stray strand of his hair will fall out of the bun and lay at the side of his face, he never really bothers to move it.
The alpha's eyes are green in color, perhaps pine tree green if you wanted to get specific. A lot of times his eyes convey more emotions then his body and face. His eyes betray him, so you could honestly tell how he's feeling just by looking him in the eye... if you can get him to make direct eye contact. He's slightly caught on to the fact that people can tell when he's bullshitting them just because of his eyes, so he tends to avoid looking directly in the eyes if he feels like they're catching on to him/know something he'd rather not admit to.
Ikaris has an athletic build with broad shoulders, a gift from his genetics and his serious dedication to keeping his body in shape. While he does sport a subtle six pack, he doesn't exactly have that "fanfic body". The mans is muscular, but not that muscular. Ikaris really likes to keep himself in shape, it makes him happy and he personally likes how he looks when he's fit. #hotboysummer
When you first meet him, Ikaris can come of as a complete asshole. Ikaris isn't necessarily a fan of smiling, or talking. So he often appears to "have a stick up his ass" to new people. If you ask anyone he calls a friend, they'll tell you that he's a classic toughie on the outside, softie on the inside. Though he'll never admit that. Is Ikaris a guy who has issues with his pride? Yes. He does his best to make everyone see him as calm, collected, and mature. However, depending on his mental state, he might start slipping and lowering his facade. The days where he's like that he actively tries to avoid everyone, which undoubtedly doesn't make his situation better.
In truth, Ikaris is afraid of letting people in. He'd rather not admit his weaknesses to someone who's going to turn their back on him and use his weaknesses against him. He's a really paranoid guy. That and Ikaris is afraid of falling for someone. The last person he fell for ended up disappearing from his life. Whether or not she's still alive kind of bothers him. He used to tell himself that they were soul mates... he's come to realize that his 18 year old self was just being overdramatic and he may have dated her in retaliation for not being able to date the person he truly liked at the time.
When you get to know him, Ikaris can be a genuinely sweet and caring guy. He'll do whatever he can to make his pack members happy, even if it's platonically snuggling with them. He's an absolute sucker for snuggling.. surprise surprise, he'll never admit it; typical Ikaris. He'll go as far as risking his own life and safety to help his pack members, they're family. Due to the natural bond that werewolves have for each other, Ikaris often finds himself getting attached to people he never thought he'd get attached to. Thankfully he hasn't fallen for anyone, yet. ;)
Other than that, he thoroughly enjoys making jokes, watching movies, and writing poems. He used to play the piano, but it's been well over 6 years since he actively played one.
Likes: Hiking, running- anything fitness related. painting outside at night with a small lamp to illuminate the canvas (oddly specific, yes). going to animal shelters Dislikes: Not being able to adopt every dog from the local animal shelter. birthday cards, get well cards- any sort of cards with messages in them. sweet foods, he actively won't eat most sugary items. his fucking hair. it annoys him :')
Hobbies: Reading, writing, playing the piano (old hobby, likely to revisit it), going on runs, going to the gym, and watercolor painting. Bad habits: Drinking, picking fights at local bars, over exerting himself at the gym, bottling up his emotions, depriving himself of human interactions/socializing. being insanely stubborn.
Other: Feel free to message me if you'd like our characters to be friends, etc. i'm always open to any little plots and stuff involving him!
Appearance: Petite. Elle stands at roughly 5'1" and weighs a whopping 125lbs. She's small, but shaped nicely. Elle has a nicely toned body due to the sports and dance classes she took in high school, and she also maintains a light weight. With all of her clothes on, she looks normal- and without them/in more revealing clothes, it's evident that she's fit. Her skin is lightly colored, kissed with a multitude of freckles stretched from her face all the way down to her chest and the middle of her back. Three claw marks drag from the left side of her chest, dragging down by a few inches. It's pale in color, signifying it has healed. Her skin is smooth to the touch due to some expensive skincare routines she partakes in, she's a tad obsessed with having soft and beautiful skin.
Her hair is long, smooth like satin, and drapes across her shoulders in a cascade of golden waves. The hair closer to her face is colored a light blonde, slightly standing out more than her already light blonde hair. Most of the time her hair is down, reaching below her collarbone and right at the top of her chest. Occasionally she'll put her hair up in a bun or even put it in two buns, much like Leia from Star Wars. She's never cut her hair short before, and likely never will unless something forces her to/she doesn't have a choice.
Matching her golden hair, Elle has lovely light brown, perhaps hazel eyes. They often look judgemental/serious, though if you hang out with her and consider her a friend, they'll get so wide with joy and amazement. She loves nothing more than being with those she cares about it, and it's well known by the emotions she easily conveys in her eyes. 9 times out of 10 she'll have some dark eyeliner to make her eyes 'pop' some more and she'll even add on some masacara and the occasional little bit of eyeshadow. Other than some eye makeup and small little touch ups to make her skin look delicious, she doesn't wear a ton of makeup.
Personality: Sugar, spice, and more spice.
Elle was a kind woman who loved to support everyone around her and take care of them. She used to shower them with affection, love, and kind words. No one really knows what happened, especially her ex-boyfriend of 2 and a half years, Ikaris Ravik. He's one of the very few people who still thinks she's good, he'll even argue about it despite part of him knowing she's not the person he had loved. Elle loves that; having some sort of hold on him despite their fall out being two years ago now, and because she knows that she has a an impact on him still, she uses that to her advantage. If you think she'll try to play her cards to win him back? You'd be correct. She knows that he's like a big puppy dog, with a little bit of influence (treats) she could very possibly win him back.
Elle often gets blinded by herself. When she focuses on something, she goes into 'tunnel vision' and the surrounding things, that are often in plain sight, escape her. In her mind, no one is as perfect or pretty or smart as her. This woman is absolutely full of herself, and it shows. While she be able to act like she's not self-absorbed by the way she talks, the way she holds herself does. Her energy being something most men can't recognize, which has her in a constant false sense of security. She's never had to deal with another woman before when trying to score someone to use. Thus, she's unaware of how she sort of gives away her entire gimmick.
The kind and caring part of her is split. Most of it is the real her, but just enough of it is fake that it consumes her. She can be so genuine with her words and comforting actions, it's concerning. How can someone be so nice, genuinely nice, and then try to strip you of your pride just for her own benefit? That question will remain unanswered.
❛ ━━･❪ Remiel Whiskey Karsten❫ ･━━ ❜ "Remi" ⋆ "Whiskey" Original 4 ⋆ Male ⋆ 26 years old ⋆ Bisexual ⋆ Single ⋆ No current crush
[credits] [full gallery] Species: Lycan hybrid. Y'know, those big bad werewolves, but they're on their back feet. Big, scary dudes BUT he's also got some vampire lineage, so he's a mutt.
Appearance: Remiel's reference sheet + his TH page. I'm a bit lazy and don't want to type out 3-4 paragraphs for his appearance. So, I'm linking his ref & TH page so you can browse his gallery. Below I'll transfer his little design notes, which are listed on his TH page, because why not.
Brief design notes: - Remiel tends to wear dark colors, usually his tattered and torn cloak is part of the outfit. No, he doesn't skip out on shirts all the time- sometimes he does. Expect nothing but muted greys/browns, anything that fits an "eerie forest" vibe.
- His hair is dark brown/black in color and long in length, usually tied up in some sort of messy bun- or tied up in a lazy/messy way. He doesn't make his hair all nice and fancy looking, as he's not a fancy man.
- Scars galore. Remiel sports a lot of scars. Most of them are from getting into fights with a werewolf or vamprie, with some smaller scars being from bounties fighting back. While he hates how the scars look, because of his own warped vision of himself, he doesn't want to hide them. There's no use in trying to hide something he can't control.
- The smallest amount of facial hair kisses his jawline, giving him a more ragged/"skrunkly" like appearance. Most of the time he's clean shaven, but sometimes he'll go a few days without shaving, therefore he gets the smallest amount of hair framing his jaw and making him look all the more like an intimidating recluse.
- Remiel has long, black-painted nails that can retract. When he's out in public, hunting, or up to some devious things, his nails will be out/visible. Otherwise, in private (usually when he's with another person) he retracts his nails to prevent harm.
- While in his lycan form, Remiel has rich brown/black colored fur and chocolate eyes. He, of course, being a lycan, stands on his hind legs. While in this form, he's typically around 8-8.5 feet tall and appears to have the same physique that his "human" appearance has.
Personality: To strangers, Remiel is a man who is emotionless and cunning. His expression nearly always deadpan. The only exceptions being when his lips are slightly downturned and when his dark eyes are glazed over with emotions such as; anger, bloodlust, sadness, and curiosity. However, the customers who come to him avoid looking into his eyes, thanks to his domineering presence, therefore they assume he's got this serious face at all times, that he's emotionless and can't feel anything. That couldn't be far from the truth though.
Remiel is a classic toughie with a soft core. He doesn't intend to always look serious, unapproachable, or intimidating. He can't help that his face naturally seems to go against his true inner emotions. This lycan craves physical affection and praise. Something about being held and told that he's doing good in life, that he's good, is comforting. It's reassuring. Buuut of course this stubborn hardass won't ask for either of those things, nor will he admit he wants them. Remiel is too scared and nervous to voice that. That and he literally took a vow of silence, so he doesn't like to gamble and assume everyone he meets knows ASL. So, why try to sign that he wants those? He'd much rather live without telling anyone, even if it eats him up inside. Yes, we love a man who shelters his true feelings, wants, needs, and emotions due to some sort of emotional blockade. We love men who avoid their emotions because they think that they make them weak!! In simple terms, he really doesn't think he deserves to get anything he wants- because he's quite literally some sort of monster, being the hybrid of two creatures that do nothing but instill fear in humans and anything that isn't them. Yes, he sees himself as a monster. That's kinda what happens when you get told that as soon as you're born, and every time you work.
Likes: Overcast skies, the sound of thunder, the feeling of rain on his skin, the feeling of cool grass as he watches the night sky, physical touch (such as hugs and cuddles), the smell of new books, the feeling of a smooth-writing pen, the sound of a pencil against paper (writing and/or drawing), comfortable silence. Dislikes: Overly sunny skies, hot ass weather, the sound of chewing (especially if it's open-mouthed chewing), the smell of metal, the taste of blood, the feeling of fabric getting caught on his nails, long car rides, fucking needles man- get those away, too much touch (some days, even a simple hug can upset him. we love a man that can sometimes feel too much and get a sensory overload), and of course himself (self deprecation for the win).
Hobbies: Baking, tending to gardens, reading, watching the moon and stars late at night, going on night runs, listening to lofi music. Bad habits: Drinking, blaming himself for things he can't control, your typical self deprecation, bottling up his emotions.
Brief history: Remiel was born to a lycan father and a vampire mother. His father knew of his existence, but refused to have any part of responsibility for his son, therefore leaving him with his mother. Thankfully, the woman took him in, but she wasn't kind. Remi never went a day without her looking at him with distaste, her words laced with venom as she cursed at him, "Monster." It didn't help that the young vampire was still in a coven, which only earned him more and more rude comments. Despite them treating him as if he was nothing, the coven used Remiel to do their bidding. Once they realized what kind of work he was capable of, they turned him into their pawn. Remiel was tasked to hunt and kill other vampires, primarily traitors and rogues- and eventually, they tasked him to go after werewolves. He didn't question it, not until he met a young woman- a werewolf- who managed to grab hold of his heart. She was the first person to avoid his wrath.
Remiel had fallen in love. Whenever he found time between tasks, he met with the young werewolf in private. They spent hours upon hours together, and after knowing each other for two years, she fell pregnant with his child. Things would've been fine, if her own pack members hadn't caught on. Ironically, the alpha of her pack just so happened to be Remiel's father. Despite being abandoned, the man was able to recognize him, and instead of letting it go- instead of giving the woman a chance to leave and live her life with her soon to be baby and with Remiel, he had her killed. Worst of all, Remiel was forced to watch, bound with silver chains by his own coven, his mother ridiculing him and telling him that a monster like him shouldn't give life to anything, ever. That his only purpose was to take life and obey her orders. From then on, Remiel vowed to never talk again.
A year later, he escaped after driving a dagger through his mother's chest. The coven let him go. There was irony there. The coven didn't necessarily like the woman, therefore they spared the lycan hybrid's life, telling him to go. They let him escape, and from then on he continued a job similar to what he did in the coven. Remiel serves no one, working the life of a bounty hunter who wasn't advertised. He is a man people have to thoroughly search for, and if anyone goes to those lengths, then they get his services. While the bounty hunter life is lonely, it's what he wants. Unable to trust most people, scared to fall in love again, Remiel cast himself aside, hiding away in a homey cabin tucked deep in the woods. His only saving grace being the three people he met as he ran off. Who was he to deny that they could do better off helping each other? Misfits and outcasts could thrive together.... so that's what they do.