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Soida Hopea
« on: August 30, 2007, 06:57:01 pm »
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Full Name: Soida Hopea
Species: Fox (blue)
Age: 31
Type: Faculty
Function: Music professor
Quote: "The senses are all the same.  Just as you can see in colors you can hear in colors too."
How much experience do you have with role-playing? How much time have you spent on MUSHs/MUXs/etc.? I've been involved in table-top stuff for about three to four years now (not counting previous experience when I was younger) and I've been playing here for several months now.

What is your character's personality? She is mostly friendly, if a little withdrawn at times, but not shy. She's pretty serious about her work and her music, and it can often translate over into other fields or endeavors.  She likes to analyze and observe things and may often be mistaken for an eaves dropper or stalker if someone is just as observant as she is.
What things does s/he like? Soida likes any type of sound.  It could be anything from the soft words of a harp, to the bold and bright tones of a trumpet, to the clanging of a hammer against a nail.  Every sound has a beauty and a merit to it.
Dislike? Bad music.  Despite having a love of all sound, she does understand what a ruckus is and that some pieces of organized noise are being passed off as music these days.  It also bothers her when she hears any sort of radio or music broadcast and the d.j. steps all over the beginning and end of a song with silly banter, or people who insist upon talking during a concert.  There is a time and place for those things, beside the huge disrespect it shows to the artist who wrote the song and/or preformed it.
What are the strong points of your character? She is a very detail oriented person and likes to do things right or not do it at all.  Also, once you have her attention, she doesn't stray from your words or your body language.
Weak points? She has a slight problem with letting other people do things.  She is a firm believer in "if you want it done right, you do it yourself".  She can also be slightly inattentive if she has a few things on her mind or catches an interesting/worrisome sound in the background (this mostly stems from her years in silence and her tendency to turn inward).
Name one thing your character would never do and why. Sing, unfortunately for Soida.  Her years as a deaf young child left her vocal chords severely under developed and even though she can speak fine now after years of speech therapy, singing is something that is extremely embarrassing to her.
How does s/he interact with others? Soida could probably be stereotyped as the classic geek.  She is extremely devoted to her field to almost the exclusion of everything else, she talks to others only when she has a reason to (although she will carry a conversation with someone if they start it), and she can be very attentive but still not understand entirely what someone is saying because of her limited view.
What are their abilities, hobbies, things they're good at? She can play pretty much any musical instrument set in front of her, although woodwinds and brass would be a little difficult.  And because her parents were farmers, she also has something of a green thumb and keeps a few potted plants in her room.
MENTION if they carry some sort of weapon. Nothing to speak of.

Give an example description of your character. Soida stands at about 5'2" and is a little chubby compared to most fox but not so much to be noticeable with out much attention.  Her fur is a particularly dark ocean blue with an icy blue underside.  Her right hand is the lighter blue, while her other hand and both feet are black.  From a childhood accident, her tail is a little shorter than most fox and comes to a poofy blunt end with just a little bit of black.  Her face is devoid of any markings but her ears are black tipped, each of which has a small silver stud earring near the top.  Most of her black hair she keeps very short (maybe five inches long all around) except for the shoulder length bangs that frame her face.  Her eyes are a very dark brown.

What qualities or traits does your character have that would be useful to the Mars Academy currently, or in the future when it becomes a colony? This includes skills, and for those that would need to apply, qualifications. Culture is mainly what she can provide, and not necessarily the pompous, high-class definition of culture, but just a wide range of views and traditions from various places through her music.  Entertainment is also a factor when Mars becomes a colony, especially if a conductor is need for any sort of orchestra that may be formed.
Why does your character want to be at the Academy rather than at another Academy, or some other location?  The proximity to Earth is a pretty important factor.  Even though she can get recordings of Earth music any where, it's easier to get her hands on the instruments at Mars.  She also likes the diversity, which would be harder to find if she had taken a position at a Wolf school.  The clean slate in comparison to Avistary was also a plus.
What goals does your character have for the future?  She mainly wants to spread her love and knowledge of music.  She would also one day like to start a music program for disabled children back on Cyantia.
What is your character's nature and thoughts on others of his/her species?/What is his or her view on other species? Unlike her parents, Soida was never really concerned much with politics or species relations and thus has never really drawn any different conclusion about any particular species.  She also spent most of her time at home with her parents, or making sure her brothers didn't get hurt.  This limited her exposure to her own culture and the other children in it, thus keeping her from deciding on whether any other fox were better or worse than any one else.  She usually makes her decisions on a case by case basis, but does have a mostly favorable reaction to wolves because of her history with them.

Please answer the following in a couple paragraphs: What is your character's history? Who is or was your characters family? What were the important events of your characters past? What kind of life did they have before they arrived at the academy?
   Soida was born to the red foxes Melni and Cabre in the city of Vixinte.  Despite their hate of the caste system, they were thrilled to know Cabre's blue genes were passed on to Soida to ensure her a better future than their own.  But, it was soon apparent Soida barely cried and wouldn't respond to voices.  Spending a good deal of their money on tests and doctors, the two found out their little girl was deaf by a rare genetic defect.  This wasn't the kind of thing they could cover up, and both knew it would severely hamper her chances at the better jobs later on in life.  They had been looking for a reason to get out of Vixinte anyway, and soon packed themselves up and moved to the fertile lands of the country.
   Melni had been the daughter of farmers, so it wasn't much trouble setting up enough of a garden to support themselves.  It eventually developed into a fully fledged farm as Cabre learned the trade and Soida was old enough to be left alone for several hours a day.  Over time, Soida's parents began forming a sort of sign language to communicate with her on a basic level and paid traveling sales men well in promises of delicious food and a comfortable bed any time they needed to rest on that stretch of road to find them any books they could on more developed forms of signing.  What little the merchants could find them, Soida picked up easily enough along with the lessons on reading and writing and was soon deemed capable of taking care of the house on her own as well as her two new baby brothers.
   Still, being deaf out in the wilderness was a major disadvantage and a run in with a Scythetail when she was eight would relieve her of a few inches of her tail.  A few farming accidents would also leave her with a few scars on her feet and long, thin, bald spot on her back that would maker her fur kink as it grew over it.  She pushed on in silence though, and didn't seem to think anything bad of it.  It was just normal life to her.  But, she would also sleep through the late night arguments of her parents over news of politics and the state of the fox country.  A few gold fox had been venturing out into the country side and setting up a mafia type organization to scam the farmers and woods-foxes out of their goods and even homes if they could manage it.
   As news of the fall of the Medicis and the rise of Rashon finally crept out to their back water social circle, both Melni and Cabre agreed the fox nation was lost and would be so for a long time.  Packing up all the precious things they had, they sold what they could for the price they could, along with their plot of land, and set out for Wolf lands.  They went most of the way on foot, but caught rides where they could.  With a little help from some friendly traveling Rabbits, they would make it through the mountains and catch a transport to Centralis.  In their quest to find some place to live, they would apply for financial aid and gain the attention of a wolf by the name of Adilis Hopea.  He wasn't a fabulously rich wolf, but he did have deeper pockets than most and poor deaf Soida tugged at his single, childless heart strings.  He was quick to offer Melni and Cabre a job at his farm just outside of the city and started Soida and her brothers on testing for placement in schools.  With a little research, he found a doctor who had dealt with a condition like Soida's before and could perform surgery to replace her inner ear with a bionic device that could restore her hearing to what it would have been had she never been without it.  Adilis approached her parents with the offer to fund the procedure and follow up visits.  At first both were a little wary, having grown up with greatly exaggerated stories of the Ridge Wars and with the corruption of those more powerful than them via the caste system.  In the end, they agreed and at the age of nine Soida was given her hearing.
   Upon waking up, the first thing the blue kit heard was the soft music that was played in the recovery room to keep everyone calm and happy.  She listened in awe, even ignoring her parents after they discovered she was awake and there was fear for a moment that the bionic implants hadn't worked or something else was wrong.  But after making enough noise, she looked at them and pointed at the ceiling; signing the question "What is that?".  They understood what she meant, and without a motion for music, they set up the sentence and said the word.  From the point on, she was obsessed with not just music, but all sounds and set herself to her studies in an effort to find out more.  It was no surprise when she began giving lessons to kits and cubs and eventually major in music and education.  When a spot opened up in the newly formed Mars Academy, she applied to Headmaster Darius with the name of Soida Hopea, taking Adilis's last name (with his permission, of course) out of gratitude to him.

If you're applying for a character that's been at the academy a while, what's happened to them at the academy? How have they spent their time here?  After helping set up the comparably small music program at Mars with several other professors, she took charge of several classes at various levels of difficulty and set about her work.  She is a creature of habit and mainly keeps to herself, but has gone to faculty functions and socializes a bit in the commercial district.  For the most part, her time at Mars has been mostly uneventful aside from the rare (HA!) student drama that may arise.



Classes and responsibilities
Will come up with a class list later.
In charge of an after hours music appreciation club held on campus.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 08:07:51 pm by Renessa »
Trinam "Toast" Orinu/Mounty (Serval-Oncilla mix)/18/2nd year Biomechanical Engineering student
Soida Hopea/Fox (blue)/31/Music Professor
Tejaswi Calumb/Equine/20/2nd year Whitesmith and Art minor
Fejin Majinai/Taboa/19/2nd year Music major, Martial Artist
Sriek Denae/Wolf/28/Professor of Voice Performance, part time Speech Therapist


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Re: Soida Hopea
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 11:49:12 pm »
Minor characters attached to Soida as NPCs.


Owned NPC - Talon Midael - 4th year music major, wannabe rockstar with the actual potential to do it

Physical Appearance - Average 22 year old wolf: medium build, 7'7",  short-ish hair for a male wolf.  He's a mostly mahogany brown, a lighter brown chin and belly.  His hair is meticulously dyed a bright, flaming red, and the tips bleached a soft yellow.  He has bangs that hang over his face, which he usually leaves covering one eye.  The rest is kept in a pony tail most of the time that goes to mid back.  He likes to wear punk style clothing, but still be stylish.  He's never seen far from his leather jacket, and usually has cargo pants of one type or another.

Personality - The bad boy that's actually good.  He shows off, he pulls stunts, he flirts mercilessly, he's a shamelessly good liar and great actor, and has no problem getting in a fight when threatened, but at the end of the day he'll hold the door open for you, do you an unexpected favor to brighten the day, or in a tight spot choose the right option when no one really expects him to.

Likes and Dislikes - Likes: Strawberry flavored stuff, rock music, laser tag in the holodome, foxy ladies, and (secretly) dancing.  Dislikes: Soulless popularity whores and egotistical tail chasers, narrow minded people, rule sticklers, stone cold cheaters (or hackers in the holodome), and is allergic to chocolate.

Interaction - Being the smooth operator and charmer that he is, he's very well known among other music majors, but beyond that it's who ever he's met doing gigs at the few clubs, bars, and restaurants on Mars.  Especially women.  There may be a few disappointed girlfriends lurking around that could cause trouble, but he knows exactly who they are and tends to steer clear as much as he can.
He's generally well liked, except for aforementioned ex's and prats that he's gotten into fights with for being lame.  He does have a reputation for being late with homework because he chose to go out and carouse, but he always finishes everything (including carousing).

Goals - Be rich and famous and adored because of his music.  And be loved by someone for more than just his music.  May stick around to see if he can be a teacher's assistant in the music department at Mars to save up money for career goals back on Cyantian, but is going back at some point.





Owned NPC - Toru Caliup - Music Professor, specializing in voice

Physical Appearance - A 56 year old wolf in good shape for his age.  He's starting to gray around the muzzle and temples.  His hair jet black and his body a very dark brown with no special markings.  He's a snappy dresser, usually suits and formal dress, all tailored for him.  A pair of wire rimmed reading glasses can usually be found perched on his nose.

Personality - A no nonsense kind of guy who isn't always going to take "no" or "I can't" for an answer.  Somewhat reserved and likes to observe before tearing a student down and building them back up again.  He enjoys a drink or five at the end of the day, and a smoke in his pipe (yes, he does indeed have a velvet smoking jacket).

Likes and Dislikes - Likes: Scotch (diluted of course), relaxing music, women who aren't crazy, respect.  Dislikes: Crazy women, disrespect and laziness, excuses.

Interaction - Generally keeps to the teachers, but does do private lessons with students when they need it.  His no nonsense translates over in to the way he speaks and treats people.  He also has a tendency to speak his mind when he feels the need.

Goals - Be happy, earn enough money to retire to a beach on Cyantia and do what he wishes (or Earth, if that's available; any beach will do).
Trinam "Toast" Orinu/Mounty (Serval-Oncilla mix)/18/2nd year Biomechanical Engineering student
Soida Hopea/Fox (blue)/31/Music Professor
Tejaswi Calumb/Equine/20/2nd year Whitesmith and Art minor
Fejin Majinai/Taboa/19/2nd year Music major, Martial Artist
Sriek Denae/Wolf/28/Professor of Voice Performance, part time Speech Therapist


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