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I decided to do a bust lineup for the werewolves of #Toradh-Ireland. A kind of werewolf pedigree.

Werewolves, int he Toradh setting, are a bit of elitists when it comes to genealogy and heritage. There are proud and noble creatures, who pride themselves on where they come from. I decided to use the various werewolves are pedigree examples, much like the selkies, they are all very different. Below I will post their pedigree and how other werewolves would view them.
As more werewolves are added to the group, they will be added to this chart. (Green shows favorable heritage, while red- not so much). "Purebreed" werewolves are actually the result of a werewolf and human parent. The child of a werewolf and human has some chance of being born a werewolf. A child not born a werewolf is called in Kinfolk, and are often used for breeders to make a good line of purebreed wolves. Werewolves prefer the mating between a human and werewolf, as much like Scottish Fold Cats, if two are breed together, recessive genes show up and the children either have health or mental problems, or are deformed. A child of an ordinary human (Non kinfolk) and werewolf isn't as pure breed, but still preferred.
While two werewolves may love each other, they cannot mate (For fear of deformities). These inbred werewolves have many problems and others are often cautious around them, but they are still kin. Because they are such elitists, a turned werewolf is viewed as an outside, someone who must prove they are worthy of the gift. They are avoided and not trusted, as they do not know how to control the inner wolf and are often very dangerous.

Vivyan & Rafael: Being twins, these two have the same pedigree. They come from an impressive lineage of werewolves and kinfolk, with their father being the leader of the Galway pack. This, in a way, makes them akin to werewolf royalty. Their strong heritage shows in the fact that the twins were both born with the gift, something that rarely happens. Their blood is thick with wolf blood, and rumored fae blood as well. In addition, both have been raised in the society, and have gone off to earn themselves impressive educations. They are both nearly equal in the sense, Vivyan only slightly above her brother. With her business experience and personal drive, she is the best candidate to be the leader of the Toradh Pack.

Victoria: Victoria is the example of an extra-ordinary werewolf. She has a good heritage behind her, born from a werewolf an a kinfolk. Her beautiful features, pelt, and markings show signs of impressive breeding, most likely kinfolk parent and a long line of kinfolk and werewolves. Her eyes, very human and blue, are rare. She is seen as unique, exotic, a treasure amongst the werewolves.

Fiddle Sticks: Also known as Katie, comes from a good pedigree from her lineage in Canada. Resembling the native wolves of their forests, her beast form is an impressive sight. Even in this form, Katie still retains a docile and gentle personality, a trait rarely seen and very much admired amongst the werewolf community. She was lucky enough to be raised in the culture, and have a family member there for her during her changes. Though quirky, she is well educated, and very well mannered.

Mailin: Mailin is the example of an above average werewolf. Her eyes are feral, and her coat is silky and gorgeous, with an above average color to it. She is uncommon, much like the girl-next-door werewolf. Well liked, and anyone would be lucky to be related to her. Her genes would be seen as very good, she is an acceptable werewolf.

Dimitri: Dimitri shows obvious signs of breeding with perhaps feral werewolves, or exotic ones, so even though a mutt, his mother's exotic heritage makes him a very unique werewolf. His features are more of an African dog's than a wild wolf's, which lowers his pedigree, but only in the eyes of the purebred Irish, elitist wolves. Though he has lived a lot of his life as a stray, he is a very docile werewolf, very much in control of his actions and wolf, which is a very good trait for a werewolf to have.

Brendan: Brendan is the result of an ordinary human mother, so therefor his pedigree is not as good. He is the example of a common, average werewolf. Her red coat is a sign of the recessive red gene, and his eyes shine like a cat's in the light, and are "pupilless", signs that he may have fae/half fae heritage somewhere along his family tree (considered good in Celtic areas). Though his lineage is seen as decent, Brendan has serious anger issues, and is often prone to lose control.

Axle: As an orphan, who cannot speak for his own heritage, it is assumed the worse of him. With his extremely feral and intimidating appearance, his pedigree is assumed to be feral, and awful, perhaps even inbred, though because its unsure he is innocent until proven guilty in that aspect. With a bad pelt, common coloring, pupilless eyes, and scars, he gives off the appearance of a rogue, and dangerous. He would probably be feared or avoided by others of his kind.

Cora: Cora is an inbred, the child of two werewolves, so is pitied and looked down upon by her kind. With her possible mental deformities, people will keep their distance. Her unusual fur is a sign possibly from the inbreeding, and her extremely feral eyes and deformed tail will be an obvious sign for people to keep away, wary she may snap or attack. While she is looked down upon, she is still considered kin, and is still somewhat accepted in society.

Nasim : Of course an afflicted werewolf is seen as poor and unfortunate; usually a lesser being, but they are usually accidents, created by rogue, afflicted werewolves themselves. When it is given to them from a naturally born werewolf, the sire is more seen as the lesser in this case. Nasim will be pitied by others, and still probably have some stigma to her name, but she is technically Brendan's responsibility now, as she was turned by him. Surprisingly enough, her coat hints that her family line may have had Kinfolk or werewolf heritage, back in Africa.

Nhu : Be it by accident or by choice, a turned wolf is still an outsider wolf. They were not born with, or ever meant to carry what is deemed as the gift. Most werewolves, if knowing what she was, would shun or look down upon her. However, she was lucky enough to have the looks of an average werewolf, minus a fer feral traits, and with her tenacity, ambition, as well as her interest in the occult and supernatural, she has the chance to learn her way into the society, if needed, and pass for one of their own.

Apollo: Nothing is worse than being turned. Considered an outsider, and despised, he is deemed unworthy. He will be near completely avoided by others of his newfound species, as he will have nowhere near the amount of control a born werewolf would, and no knowledge of the society. His odd pelt, coloring, pupilless eyes, structure, and odd tongue show that he is an outsider, turned as opposed to born. He is unliked, and if he wants to be accepted, has to work three times the amount to be even remotely accepted.

For :icontoradh-ireland:

Vivyan belongs to =ghillietoes42
Rafael belongs to ~Thriron
Victoria belongs to ~CreatureCreatingBabe
Fiddle Sticks belongs to *Throntre
Mailin belongs to *Katha88
Brendan belongs to me
Dimitri belongs to ~Ana-Mizuki
Axle belongs to *fih-leh
Cora belongs to*SahrunLunar
Nasim belongs to ~ThatCarelessFairy
Nhu belongs to ~BooBoo-Bo-Jangles
Apollo belongs to *fih-leh
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
"You can collect them all!"
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CrimsonArk Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE the way you draw wolven faces. I'm especially fond of Cora's and Dimitri's.
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much!

I might have to be doodling more of them soon, now that we have two African werewolves in the group.
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CrimsonArk Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh cool! 8D
I would love to join, but I am horrible at getting distracted, and I would hate to do that to you. ^^;
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
If you wanted to join, you really don't need to worry about it. Some of our members are really active, and some are on and off. If you want to, its fine. You can leave and come back whenever you like.
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CrimsonArk Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...OKAY. XD
It doesn't take much to talk me into it. It just looks like so much fun!
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha well it definitely is. And all of our members are really great and welcoming. I know you do a lot of traditional art, so if you need me to take a drawing and add it to a sheet, just let me know.

I even do sometimes use a technique to faintly add color to sketches, but that can come out wonky sometimes haha.
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CrimsonArk Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you! :hug: That will be a lot of help for me. I have very little experience with art programs. ^^;
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Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
I love how colourful our wolves are. And how we now have two african mutts.
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the African mutts! I should draw them together at some point.

And it is a nice mix color wise, everyone for the most part is still pretty natural toned.
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Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Oh, please do ^^

Yeah, wolves have such varied colours and markings that it's really shame people don't use them that often.
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
It kind of makes me regret making Brendan look so plain, even if he is a Clifford the Big Red Dog haha.
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Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Well, he can watch while these crazy strange wolves run around and wonder what came of toradh XD
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha yeah definitely.

I am sure the locals were already thinking that ages ago.
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Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
I'm surprised nobody has yet called animal control about the wolves, myself.
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah seriously. There is probably a huge dip in the sheep population. Not to mention the noise.
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ClassyChassiss Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AHHHH She looks perfect!!
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks c:
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BooBoo-Bo-Jangles Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Eeeh, you added Nhu!8D She looks amazinggg, and I love the description for her! She's definitely going to work her butt off to get to know the others! After all, how else will she be able to conduct her research?
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I am glad you like her, I am really proud of it myself. I just sketched that out with my tablet as soon as I saw her sheet and I am glad she turned out the way she did.

I bet she definitely could learn a thing or two from the local werewolves. She is lucky too, as we have more of them now, not all of them are numpties.
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BooBoo-Bo-Jangles Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
She looks all manner of awesome!

And yes, I'm excited to get her into it! She's definitely got a lot to learn!
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Throntre Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Writer
:D Yay! This is so awesome! XD Duuude it's hard to think of Katie of being so high up on the chart. o.o But in any case.... yay! :D

Thank you thank you Kelsey! :D
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Its because she is a good puppy with a decent family line and not particularly aggressive. That is needed when everyone is all pumped up every full moon, but if you think she needs to be moved, please do let me know!
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Throntre Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Writer
No no no! XD I totally agree where she is! It just makes me giggle, just because I know how Katie thinks about herself, so she personally would never consider herself to be up that far.
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Brendan would totally put in a hint to trade places with her.
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Throntre Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Writer
*pats Brendan* Poor guy
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CrimsonArk Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are beautiful! o.o
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Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Aaand poor Dimitri's breeding keeps getting worse XD

Nice pic again ^^
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Poor guy, he's like the old man among all the younguns.
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Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
A real pity indeed. All these fluffy young wolves running around, and the lil' ol' him is a shortfurred thin thing XD
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
"Hey you kids I thought I told you-"
As they all just stick their tongues out.

Though I am sure him and Fiddle Sticks would get along, as she is a good Catholic. So are Vivyan and Rafael. The church can be completely taken over by wolves.
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Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Yeah XD

I have to find my activity again, I'm really sorry I have been so inactive ^^''
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
It totally happens, no need to worry about it.
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PookaWitch Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Werewolf headshots! Whoo! It really does show the difference of design between all of them.
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student General Artist
I have fun with it, I forget how much I love to draw werewolves.
And I always love that, how our members always make such unique looking characters.
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fih-leh Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
lol axle is so fluffy and Apollo looks like a spoiled brat
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shirogu5 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they look all amazing ;) great job!
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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shirogu5 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome :)
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Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Haha, I love how odd Dimmy looks compared to the rest of the group. The rest are fluffy puppies, Dimmy... not so much. Plus years older.

Kinda funny, but he'd have a heritage if his father had stayed in ireland.
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I like him, he has some character to him :)
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Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Yeah, I try to be very true to actual science of a wolf with my characters.

So Dimitri sadly is an old lonewolf, which means he isn't eating too often anyway XD
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SahrunLunar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*Applauds*

Absolutely love this. I just want to snuggle up with Mailin. Just too cuuuute!!
Cora looks absolutely amazing too. Shining in all of her raging glory |D.
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha I imagine Cora will be a feisty one.
Brendan won't know what to do about it, she would probably be able to beat him up.
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SahrunLunar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
X3...Aw, it's alright she'll go easy on him the first round.
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
So I just edited this piece, and wanted to let you know I fixed Cora's ear.
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SahrunLunar Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Awesome!
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Katha88 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
This is so pretty! I love all the wolfes together on a picture and the short explainings! I really regret that I have no time and nerve for the forum :< Mailin is such a sweet character to rp... I really love the roleplay group.
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Druid-Ulises Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you c:
And no one says you have to roleplay. If you change your mind you are always welcome.
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CreatureCreatingBabe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
I love this! :D very detailed. <3
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