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Maaike

Name Pack
Maaike Morris Stormborn Alliance III. Apprentice
Gender Status
Female Healthy
Age Skill Points
Yearling
(1 yrs, 1 mos.)
3055 SP

Character Information

Pronounced: "My-ka"

Voiced by: Ginnifer Goodwin

Theme song: Pompeii, Bastille.
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

Appearance

Eastern Timber Wolf. 29 inches, 102 pounds
Maaike's base colour varies from cream to tan on her legs and underside, with a black saddle from tailtip to ears, dark guard hairs and streaks down her cheeks. Her eyes remain a warm, teak-brown. Fully grown she has taken on her father's formidable build, above average in height and quite muscular for a female, broad across her shoulders and hips and barrel-chested. Not quite a traditional beauty, that's for sure.
So far her only scar is a small circular one just above her nose, from where Tita bit her while they were playing.

Did You Know?

Strong sense of hearing and smell, average eyesight. Enjoys heights and impressive views. Is afraid of water since falling into Thunder Creek as a puppy. Likes storms, clouds, and watching the sky. Fondness for pouncing on piles of autumn leaves or into snowdrifts. Favourite food is rodents like mice and voles.

Personality

Over the earliest part of spring, Maaike has begun to undergo some drastic changes, fueled by her grief and guilt.

A fight with her sister Tita led Maaike to conclude that she was weak for bowing to her own feelings and emotions, and also to consider that her own feelings were secondary to her duty of care to Tita, which increased her protective urges. Shortly after, she learned that her mother had run away from the pack because Maaike got injured, and then Veerle lied about her motives for weeks. Maaike began to blame herself for her mother's death, a level of guilt that shook her protective, loving foundations down to the core and drastically altered her outlook on life. Grimly determined never to let anything like that happen again, Maaike resolved to be tougher and hardier in her approach to life. At attempt to enlist Tita's help figuring out her friend Akeito resulted in further arguing between the two before Maaike relented, and it convinced her that she ought to be keeping her issues to herself and working through them alone - if she couldn't confide in Tita then she couldn't with anybody. She has begun to believe that talking about problems only compounds them, and has started to repress her difficulties instead of talking about them.
Her desire to travel, explore and get away from the negative memories of her mother's death that occurs at home has put her at odds with herself - she knows she cannot protect her family from a distance.
She is less friendly these days, and the thoughtless rudeness that she carried as a child may now be more in evidence to some. She believes she needs to act more like a grown-up, so playing and games will only take her in the wrong direction. Maaike remains loyal, but to an extent that can be detrimental to her own self-worth. Her protective nature has only grown stronger, emphasized by a sense of justice and desire not to allow others to be wronged, but she is less hesitant now to take action, starting to in fact favour action over words.

Maaike has grown closest to her (unknowingly adoptive) sister, Titania. Despite their drastically different personalities, there is nobody in the world she loves like Tita.

Maaike loves her brothers dearly as well, but has been more distant from them lately due to her lifestyle of travel. She feels closer to Demetrius, being closer to him in personality. There is a growing distance between herself and Oberon, who she feels somewhat wary of due to his confidence and sometimes short manner. She was badly hurt when Maeve distanced herself after she got injured but has some hope they can repair their relationship now they are yearlings.
A slow resentment had begun to build towards the father she was once quite close to in puppyhood. She feels as though Rhydian hasn't been there for the family, and although at first she allowed him off the hook due to his grief, she had begun to believe that he ought to be able to fix some of the problems developing between her siblings.
She still considers Titania the closest of her family, even though she has not been as open with her lately as she once was.

History

Born to Rhydian and Veerle of the Stormborn Alliance. Her parents adopted three more pups when they were all very young and Maaike believes them her blood relations.
Veerle consumed a poisonous plant and died after a lengthy struggle with depression when Maaike was five months old.
Heartbroken over her mother's death, Maaike temporarily left home and struck out with Tita and a new friend, Abrielle. They stayed several weeks in the Skyrise Mountains, often to be found in the vicinity of the Moonglade hot springs.

When they came home to check in with their family before exploring further in the valley, Tita and Maaike discovered that their missing sister Maeve had been sighted on the coast and traveled there to 'rescue' her. The entire family showed up and Maaike and Tita retreated from the gathering, feeling it would be better to try and speak to Maeve alone, which Tita managed to do.
Back at home again things started to deteriorate when Maaike and Tita argued over Akeito. Shortly after Maaike learned that Veerle had lied about leaving the pack - she'd done it because she felt her pups didn't love her and because Maaike got injured in the creek.

 

Height Build
Large Muscular
Birthplace
Falcon Rise, Strongwind Range, Horizon Valley
Father Mother
{Rhydian} {Veerle} †
Siblings

{Maeve}
{Demetrius} (Adoptive)
{Titania} (Adoptive)
{Oberon} (Adoptive)

Mate
No thanks
Pups
"I'm not old enough"
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