: Saliaribus (Sal for short)Age
: 5 years oldRank
: Bobcat/lynx hybrid
: Sal is tall(for a bobcat/lynx), with long legs and with a slender build. His fur is light grey and covered in black spots. The tufts on his ear is long enough that the fur begins to droop out to the side a little bit; his other ear was lost in the war on Massilia. His tail is longer(normal length for bobcat, but long for a lynx) with a white under-tip similar to that of a deer, with visible black bands around it going from the base to about half way up his tail. His eye is a striking amber color and his nose is a deep purplish red color. His left eye was lost in the war on Massilia. Armor
: After all the problems his old armor presented during the war, including breaking, Sal redesigned his armor. It's now made completely from titanium. The underside of the armor is covered in reinforced leather, and said leather helps to hold the back leg piece of his armor on. The shoulder guard has the Stone Empire symbol carved into the metal. Items
: His eyepatch was pieced together with three separate pieces of leather, the straps connect to a silver ring that rests on the back of his head. Two pieces of light brown leather then connect the ring to a leather collar, effectively holding the eyepatch in place. He also wears a small silver necklace with the symbol of the winged solar disc in egyptian mythology; it was given to him by Thoth of the Lightning Empire, to pass on to Fovos when he rescues her.Traits
Dominant: Visible spotting, hips about the same height as shoulder, back legs barely longer than front, longer tail with banding.
Recessive: Long legs, large paws, long fur, and long ear tufts.
Carrier: Short fur, short legs, small paws, hips higher than shoulder, shorter tail.
Mutations: Extra toes on all pawsApprentices
Current Apprentice: None
Other Apprentices: None
Past/Current Mentor: His parents, Kel (mother) and Melik (father), and his human ownerPersonality, Biography, and History
: He is very stiff when being addressed by someone above him, even when asked not to be, and he will follow any command given without question. If he ever questions a direct order, you should suspect that something is wrong, either with him, the order, or the cat who gave it to him. Strict
: He sticks hard to rules and regulations, and his apprentices better pray to the Empire of the Stars should they break a rule. His strict nature also makes him a good leader in situations such as raids and battles.Caring
: Deep down, he is a softy, and he truly cares for and becomes easily attached to others; any harsh words dealt by him are almost always out of concern for others. His caring nature shows itself most towards younger cats; he will often let the cubs chase his tail or show them the hunting crouch, and maybe even proper form for a swipe.Protective
: He is exactly the cat you want to be friends with; he will protect you with his life if he needs to. Because of this, he can sometimes act recklessly in combat for the sake of another cat, even throwing himself in front of what would be a fatal blow.Loyal
: If you've gained his trust, respect, and friendship, he will stand by you no matter what it may cost him. This quality, while one of his best, can be his worst too. His unfaltering loyalty truly is unfaltering. Even if another cat tells him they witnessed his friend doing something horrible, he will continually defend his friend, both with his sharp tongue, and his claws if he finds it necessary. But if he finds out that it's true, he could easily end up broken, unable to continue to trust his judgement of character.Quick-thinking
: He is great at thinking on his feet, which makes him most effective in battle situations. He is also an excellent strategist, but his strict soldier personality won't allow him to think outside the box, and so his plans may end up less efficient, or take more time to complete. Insecure:
During the war in Massilia he lost one of his eyes, and having to learn how to manuver with only half his eye sight was bad enough. But the injury was a gruesome one, leaving him without even an eyelid where his eye had once been. Because of this, he is extremely defensive about his eye, and he refuses to let anyone look at it. Biography
Sal was born in the wild to Kel and Melik. Kel was a Lynx and Melik was a bobcat, they were living outside Empire territory, fearing the large groups of cats and what they may be capable of. Sal was the only one of the litter to survive, and his parents kept him close. When Sal was hardly even one moon old when the humans found and captured all three of them. They were put up for sale, and luckily for them, one human bought all three of them.
From day one, the human was friendly, but very strict. After having a few weeks to acclimate he began training the cats as he would soldiers. Later they found out it was to enter them in the coliseum fights. His parents were entered first; Sal was entered when he turned two. When Sal turned three, his parents died. His owner became less friendly as time wore on, and Sal then came to realize that he had been mean for a long time, but his parents always got the brunt of his cruelty. Sal was entered in fight after fight, and eventually his owner invested in custom armor for Sal. During one fight in the coliseum, he came up against a black-footed cat named Fovos. And during their fight, he saved her life. And then later on he helped her to escape from the city, although he was to afraid of what his owner might do to go with her. When Sal was four, one night, his owner died in his sleep.
Sal, not knowing what to do, without orders for the first time since coming to the city, he wandered. Before long, the Bounty Hunters were after him. His solder instincts kicked in full force, and at first he attempted to fight off the cats. But finding them to be to strong, and to many in number, he fled the confines of the city walls and out into the wilds. He ran from the Hunters for a few days before he strayed into the path of a group of Shadow Empire cats. They defended him from the fierce cats on his tail, driving the Bounty Hunters away from their forest home. He turned immediately to the group of cats who had become his saviors, asking to speak to their leader. After that, he became a full gladiator for the Shadow Empire, living a peaceful life with them for a few months.
During a patrol out on the border, he discovered Fovos, the cat that he had saved, and he was overjoyed to know that she was alive. But soon he came to realize that they were both members of different Empires, they could never be together... Soon after seeing his friend again, he became an Assassin, and entered Massilia during the war. He lost his ear to a Hunter outside the city gates (Marus), and then after entering the city, he killed a Hunter. But his third opponent was Caelina, and she was far from kind. She attacked him vsciously, leaving him missing an eye in the end, a result of the memory of the black footed cat he had once saved... he couldn't die in the city... he had promised her he wouldn't a very long time ago, and he wasn't going to go back on it, so he lived for her. He was rescued by an Air Empire Gladiator and an Ice Empire apprentice.
During the gathering following the war, he learned of the dissapearance of Fovos, and his rage boiled in his chest, reawakened by flames he had thought gone. With this determination in his heart, and a solemn vow to rescue Fovos, he joined Stone Empire, ready to rescue the cat that had unknowingly saved his life in the war.Background Information:
• Sal is strong willed and afraid of very little, except for spiders. He is deathly afraid of them and will actively avoid one if he sees it.
• If asked about his past he grows awkward, and he usually tries to change the subject, but he will divulge the story to close friends, if gently prodded about it enough.
• He loves to eat plants and berries, of any sort.Family and Empire Relations
Kel (mother) [deceased]
Melik (father) [deceased]
Other kin: Unknown
Descendants: NoneSexual Orientation:
= Close Friend/Best Friend
= Like (or the denial that a crush exists)
= Non-Romantic Love
= Oath (It could be a real oath, or a promise made to someone, or even a vow to protect them)
= Dead Stone Empire
TBA Shadow Empire
TBA Lightning Empire
entry 1~ "Fovos was a black-footed that I was pitted against in the humans Coliseums. She was a brave cat, with spunk and tenacity that I had to admire. But... I couldn't kill her. I knocked her out. I think... I may have saved her life. For today, anyways. I do feel bad about those wounds I inflicted on her though..."
entry 2~ "I can't believe it's really her! I thought... I thought she would've died by now. But there she was! And... she's escaping. She... she asked me to go with her. I wanted to, I did, I wanted to run beside her into the unknown wild and search for cats that might just be rumors but... my human... I'm afraid he would find us, and I'm afraid he would kill her... I stayed behind and put those wretched Hunters off her trail for a time. I hope she finds somewhere away from this place, if I survive this city then I promised her I would escape too but... somehow I doubt I'll ever leave."
entry 3~ "She's alive! I was so afraid that the Hunters would've found her and taken her back to that horrible city to live and die in that arena... But here she is, living and breathing and... a Lightning Empire cat. By the gods... is it some joke the universe is playing on me? I could have loved her, and now with these stupid borders... But I shouldn't think that way, the borders, the rules, they are there for a reason, and even if we were of the same Empire, I think she fears me after I told her I was an assassin." Fire Empire
None yet Ice Empire
None yet Air Empire
None yet Bounty Hunters
None yet Outside the Empires
None yetPlots and Prophecies, Wanted Status, and Empire Points
Wanted for fleeing the city, attacking Bounty Hunters, and resisting capture. Wanted for joining the raid on the city and killing a HunterEmpire Statistics
Empire Points: 25