Species: Clouded Leopard
Starting: 4 years old
Current: 4 years old
Dominant: Long canine teeth (AA), Grey-green eyes (Aa), short legs (AA), long tail (Aa), rounded out ears (Aa), back legs longer than front (AA)
Recessive: Thin tail, dark gold fur
Carrier traits: Golden-brown eyes, thick tail, light gold fur, pointed ears
General: Polemos is on the tall size for his species, with a black metal earring in his right ear and the old chain collar from when he was owned by a human (see below) around his neck. His fur is a blackish gold along with the normal clouded spots, wide earnest eyes, and short, thick fur.
Build: He is stocky, with well built muscles, and broad shoulders.
Height: 22 inches
Length: 73 inches with tail (body 40 inches, tail 33 inches)
Empathetic: He is very ready to listen to problems and experiences other cats have had, and can very easily give out advice and console others.
Sociable: He is very comfortable talking with others; he is outgoing with new cats, and enjoys meeting new Initiates.
Gentle: He can be a viscous fighter, but after everything that happened before he joined the Ferox (see background) he tries to avoid it whenever possible, taking a more nurturing role rather than a destructive one.
Young-hearted: His way of saying playful, especially with cubs.
Sarcastic: Often times he comes off as rude or mean, but it is usually just his playful joking side making an appearance.
Background: My name is Polemos, I was born in captivity to clouded leopard parents I have no memory of. From what I understand, not long after me and my siblings were born, we were sold individually to the highest bidders. I was sold to a human named Alexander. He wanted a pet, and I was all alone, and knew nothing else.
When I turned two, however, Alexander fell into debt, and he needed money. So he entered me in the fights that took place within the Coliseum. I was a natural, adapting to the brutality like a land walking fish diving into water. Each fight I was entered in, I made it out in one piece, and Alexander found something great for him, an almost surefire way to get money fast. And so this was how we lived, and eventually, Alexander was no longer in debt, and the extra money I earned fighting was used to buy me a friend. Her name was Jasmine, a leopard like me, with endless grace.
We became fast friends, and when she grew round with cubs, Alexander stopped entering me in the fights, so that I could be with my mate. She gave birth to three healthy cubs, two boys and a girl. I loved them dearly, and loved being a father more than the fights or anything else. But when they were weaned of their mothers’ milk, Alexander sold them. Jasmine and I were heartbroken, but we knew it was for the best. Alexander dipped in and out of debt, and here they would no doubt be entered into the fights one day. Not long after the cubs were gone, I was entered into the fights once more. But a few months later, I was injured. My front leg was dislocated, and my paw was broken. I couldn’t fight without dying for sure.
We managed for a while during my down time, but then Alexander fell back into debt, and in an act of desperation, he entered Jasmine into the fights. She lasted two rounds through them, and then died from her wounds. I was grief-stricken, a hollow shell of my former self. I was like this for many months. But then something amazing happened. Alexander took me outside of the city, and set me free. I couldn’t believe it at first, and just stood there beside him, stunned. And then, I leapt into the trees. It was amazing and wonderful. I leapt from tree branch to tree branch like a squirrel. In nature, I found myself again, I found peace, and it hurt a little less to think of Jasmine. I spent a few days on my own before I ran into a few members of the Ferox. They took me back to their home, and I have been there ever since. After my stage as an Initiate was through I chose the life of a Gatherer because I enjoy seeing the new cats fleeing Rome and teaching them, showing them our ways, and how to survive. Not only survive physical dangers, but mental and emotional ones too.
Skills and Stastics:
Extra Skills: He can jump very high, a natural trait of clouded leopards, and it shows itself outwardly in his slightly longer back legs.
Quirks: He likes to see how long he can hang upside down from a tree branch.
Habits: When he gets excited, he has a tendency to bounce and/or jump.
Ideals: He is a big believer in the karmic cycle, and does everything he can to help others.
Morals: He believes that young should be protected above all else.
Items: Earring in his right ear and a chain collar with his name stamped into a circular metal tag.
Likes: Cubs, making friends, teaching and learning, and rescuing cats
Dislikes: Fighting, mud, open spaces like plains and grasslands.
Mentors and Apprentices: None at the moment, but if you want him to be a mentor or have been your apprentice, let me know.
Roleplay Tracker: None, but if you want to start a RP with Polemos, let me know.
Art Tracker: None.
Mate: Jasmine (Deceased)
Cubs: 3 unknown (two boys and a girl)
Polemos looked across the arena at his opponent, another leopard, but much bigger than him, with scars from old battles all across its muzzle and flanks. He began moving along the wall of arena, his eyes fixed on the other cat.
Kenai was no stranger to combat; he was his owners’ star cat. So, when the squat cat that was his challenger began to circle him, he mimicked the movement, tail tip twitching.
Polemos continued his circle, muscles tensed with the waiting.
Kenai felt annoyance and impatience grow in his belly, and he charged forward, with a snarl. He raised a paw, hoping to get a solid blow to Polemos’s head.
Polemos leapt into the air as Kenai swung, feeling the paw catch on his back leg. It threw him off balance, and he tumbled to the ground, rolling away from his opponent before leaping to his paws once more, shaking off the tingling sensation in his hind leg.
Kenai spun around quickly, and charged again, diving forward in an attempt to pin his opponent to the ground.
Polemos jumped again, getting the timing better this time, and landing behind Kenai. He spun, aiming for the other leopards haunches.