16 years, 10 months
Appearance: Foxriver is a tall girl, standing at 5'11. She has sandy-colored blonde hair and dark blue eyes. Her pale skin is constantly covered in a thin film of dirt and grime, as even when she returns to Neil's Harbour from the mysterious missions she has been carrying out on the mainland, she rarely finds the time to bathe. Her reflective cloak, like all of the Red Scarves, is patched with scarlet red cloth taken from the village's nearby textile mill. She has a lithe and athletic frame, and is able to run faster than most of the boys in her clan.
Foxriver is a legend among the children of the frontiers-- a girl who seems to have been born to adequately survive in this harsh and punishing world. She is a masterful strategist and thinker, capable of gauging situations down to the smallest detail and planning accordingly. She has expert survival skills, and is well-learned in hunting and tracking. She carries several knives on her, and is known for her efficieny in handling them.
Foxriver is known above all else for her compassion, which is one of the main reasons why the Red Scarves, which now number 28 strong, has steadily grown since the clan's founding a little more than a year ago. She refuses to kill anyone without good reason, be they human beings or Older, unless it affects the express safety of the members of her clan. Unlike most, she will not end the life of any member of her clan on the dawn of their mutation unless they ask for it, choosing instead to banish them from the village. Whenever she returns home to Neil's Harbour, Foxriver is easy-going and can usually be found spending time with the rest of the clan members.
Most curious to everyone who first meets her, Foxriver has a very strange speaking pattern. While it is easy enough to understand her, she speaks in a strange, sometimes garbled accent.
Nothing is known about Foxriver's past or where she comes from. Though she is generally down to earth and has a good sense of humor, she refuses to tell anyone within the clan of her true origins. What is known however, is that for the past six years, she has traveled through several different countries, and has only recently arrived in Canada, where she went on to form the Red Scarves and headquarter them in Neil's Harbour, an abandoned fishing village on the northern coast of Nova Scotia. There have been countless stories about Foxriver, and of the many different clans she has been involved in or has had a hand in founding.
16 Years, 2 Months
Northumberland (or North, as he is often called) is a broad-shouldered, powerful-looking teenager. He keeps his brown hair cut short. He is of average height, but makes up for it with his imposing physique. Spending most of his free time carrying heavy things around town for no apparent reason other to "get the blood flowing", he has thick tree-trunk like legs and huge arms which he takes great pride in showing off to the female members of the clan. He has a large, friendly face with childlike eyes, shiny and green. He has several missing teeth, and has an awkward but charming habit of sticking his tongue through the gaps whenever he smiles.
North seems to be completely ignorant of the world and its problems, as he is often seen smirking at some secret (inane) joke. When at headquarters, he rarely takes anything too seriously, and tries his hardest to make others laugh-- though his jokes are often corny and half-remembered. Though he is the biggest boy in the Scarves, he isn't in any way an "alpha", and prefers to let others lead. He can safely say that the Scarves are where he belongs, and he possesses an undying loyalty to his fellow clan members.
During a mysterious past which he finds too boring to discuss, North has acquired the skills of an excellenet car thief, and is able to start up any vehicle they come across. Owing to that, North is the clan's best driver, and he is often behind the wheel during the clan's scouting missions. Despite his physique, North is an absolutely worthless fighter, as he often loses his cool during tense situations and tends to become frightened at the threat of battle. He carries around an old hammer as a weapon, but claims to have never been able to swing it at anybody.
: A year ago, Foxriver, Starscream, and E.L found him in his boxers, nearly dead of hypothermia in the wilderness during a harsh winter. He had been left there to die by his former clan, and though her companions warned her that they couldn't help him, she refused to leave him there. Foxriver then built a shelter against the cold and proceeded to nurse him back from the brink, at one point ordering the two of them to join her in snuggling up against him for warmth. Since then, Northampton has been a loyal member of the Red Scarves.
Shinya "Starscream" Kurosawa
14 years, 4 Months
A skinny, waifish boy of Japanese descent. Shinya is smaller than most of the boys in the clan and doesn't particularly like this fact. He has a slightly girlish look to him, with a delicate face twisted into a perpetual scowl, smooth pale skin and medium-length black hair which many of the girls in the clan take pleasure in mussing. He has pale, unblemished hands which he always keeps hidden inside a pair of black leather gloves. Shinya has terrible eyesight, and is in badly need of a pair of glasses (his last pair was accidently broken by North).
Shinya is perhaps one of the most important members of the Red Scarves, as his genius in the field of urban engineering is what has allowed the clan to live in comparative comfort. Shinya has an understanding of complex power grid systems and urban infrastructure as well as a mastery of computer hacking which makes his skills indispensable to Foxriver and the rest of the clan. He was responsible for the restoring of Neil Harbour's power grid as well as the building of the wall around the town. Whenever the clan goes on scouting missions to urban areas, Shinya's skills can be counted on to safely take them through the safest routes.
Shinya also possesses knowledge of world history, and can speak many different languages fluently. In battle, Shinya is next to useless, and is always expressly ordered by Foxriver to stay low, away from danger.
Shinya is constantly in a sour mood, and never seems to have anything nice to say. When not busy with his work, he has a habit of meandering around town, insulting people in Japanese. He is arrogant, and believes himself (with good reason) to be more important than other members of the clan, but has a deep-rooted insecurity at being smaller than most of the boys in the Red Scarves. Him being the only asian in the Scarves further adds to his nervousness, as he believes himself to be different from the other clan members and not fully accepted, despite him being one of the first clan members.
Most of the other clan members treat him younger than he is, despite his genius, and many of the other boys often pick on him (all in good humour, though he doesn't see it that way). The girls all find him irresistably cute, and treat him as a kind of teddy bear, which he hates-- due to him wanting desperately to find a girlfriend.
Shinya has chosen the name "Starscream" (in honour of his favorite character from the ancient Transformers cartoon), but no one ever calls him that, as they deem the name too silly.
Shinya was the very first person Foxriver recruited into the clan that would become the Red Scarves. The two of first met in the Philippines, close to two years ago. Shinya had traveled there after his city had been overrun by Older, and Foxriver had just been banished from the clan she had been a part of. Foxriver immediately saw the potential that Shinya possessed, and the two decided to join forces. She would protect him, and he would help her out in any way he could. The two have been together ever since.
Age: 16 Years
Thames is a girl of common, if not unspectacular beauty. She is of average height, with pale skin and black hair cut short like a boy's. She has an attractive, heart-shaped face with a constellation of pale freckles going across the bridge of her nose. Thames' eyes are a light-grey color, making them appear like pools of ice. She has a tired look about her, as she is constantly looking after her two charges, Anchor and Bug. Despite this, she smiles often and always has enough of a bounce in her step to play games with the two boys.
Thames is a kind girl who never seems to allow the horrors of the world or the burden of raising two children bring down her spirits. She has a mellow disposition, and has never been known to outwardly show any strong displays of anger or sadness. Thames constantly has it together. Unlike a lot of the people in the clan, she even makes an effort to keep herself and her two adopted children clean and presentable.
Nothing much is known about Thames and her two charges before their arrival. She, Anchor, and Bug were found nearly comatose on a life raft on the shores of the village nearly five months ago during the winter, their cloaks nearly frozen to their bodies. She had been a prisoner of a group of ravagers in the mainland, and upon her escape, she had taken the two youngest boys with her. Since then, she has acted as an adopted mother to the two brothers, and the three have been welcomed into the Red Scarves with open arms.
A young boy from somewhere in the mainland. He and his brother Bug were taken from their clan-- a group of dangerous boys who stole females from other clans-- by Thames, a former prisoner of the group. After stealing a life raft and setting out to sea, they found themselves washed up on the shores of Neil's Harbour. It has been five months since then. Anchor is an intelligent boy, a realist with a pragmatic view of the world. Though he is young, he is a capable fisherman.
Bug is a little boy who, due to some misshap in his past, refuses to mentally accept the state of the world. He does not remember his true parents and though Thames has claimed that they have encountered Older in the past, Bug doesn't believe in the demons and thinks that they are part of some elaborate fairytale. His favorite thing to do, aside from running around in the rain, is collecting insects.
The three of them showed up at about the same time and grouped together. All have their hair cut just above the shoulders and wear low pigtails like RiniDoll and mimic RiniDoll's mannerism to click their tongues, whistle and hum as quirky expressions. They are drawn to RiniDoll for many reasons, but the strongest one is RiniDoll's drive to push them to become tougher, stronger and better than they think they are, yet still focus on creativity and care in times of calm.*
-Chanteuse age 14
- calls herself 'ShanniDoll' but others call her Shan.
The eldest of the trio and leader of the RiniBees. Protective yet rather domineering. Her name is Chanteuse because of her singing ability. Blonde with piercing blue eyes. Also, I think she suffers from body image issues due to acne and not having a slimmer, 'more effeminate' physique. She would be a nice girl, save for the fact that she lashes out at times and tends to boss around the other ones her age or younger. Of the three, she thinks she is some kind of protege to RiniDoll and thinks that she is the one that has something to prove to her. She is much like RiniDoll, but less focussed with her rage. But when it comes to doing crafts she does lighten up tenfold and becomes a happy and helpful girl, even though she is the weakest crafter of the trio.*
-PonyGirl age 13
The cute one of the RiniBees. Named after the fact that she loves horses and ponies and will doodle their image on anything from a table to her own ankles. She has never seen one live, but the pictures and descriptions in the books are enough for her; has several volumes memorized. Heart shaped face, round brown eyes with bushy lashes, chestnut hair with bangs that frame her pale and ever blushing face. Giggly and talkative, but still has an edge to her when it's time to fight or do chores. Never communicated verbally, but she is very hard on her self and always judging what she does whether it be crafting or fighting. Almost obsessive in striving to do her best or striving to please. She's only really quiet when she does something wrong or when cowing to the whims of Chanteuse.
-Bouquet age 13
- others call her 'Boo.'
The quietest and tallest of the RiniBees. Named after her love for flowers and when she arrived she carried large bouquets of flowers as peace offerings. The arrangements were stunning actually and her name was solidified. Light brown hair and contemplative green eyes. She is far-sighted and has to wear reading glasses when manipulating things up close. Many think she is shy, but she is a thinker and pragmatic, and is a girl of few yet profound words. But when she is with the other three and they start amping up, she can be just as exuberant and boisterous as the other two RiniBees. Very creative, yet tidy and knows much about flowers and decorative plants. She is the weakest fighter amongst the trio, however, her insights help them co-ordinate to be better fighters as a unit.
Elliott "Charming" McCray
(or just Char, for short.)
12 (but cursed with a baby face.)
5'2", scrawny twig of a boy. Char is 12 years old, he swears! It's not his fault he's been cursed with shortness and a baby face. He would give anything to be tall and strong like North, but alas, it isn't looking to turn out that way. Char as the usual fair skin but also a splattering of Scottish freckles despite no contact with the sun. He often wears oversized sweaters and other hand me downs from the older boys, but they seem to be in good condition due to his secret sewing ability.
Elliott is a scraper. He's been in his fair share of fights, and due to how fast and small he is, he usually manages to get out of them in one piece, but getting out of trouble is as far as his fighting skills go. He's no good with weapons, he's only good about not getting killed and high tailing it out of there. He's also a receptacle of knowledge, though he doesn't use any of it, but rather he's just really good at remembering things. He doesn't think of himself as being smart, but he can recall most things that he's read, or any small details other people might easily forget. Not everything mind you. He's not like some crazy genius! He's just better at it than most folk and it comes in handy from time to time. He's also secretly good at sewing and knitting but refuses to tell anyone because it's too girly. Instead people just randomly find new scarves in their houses every winter.
Elliott has the name 'Charming' for a reason. That reason is becuase he thought the ladies would like it. It's not a complete lie though. Elliott is a charming little brat. He's a real ham, loving to tell cheesy stupid jokes and flirt with girls, but all in all he's quite the little gentleman. He holds doors open, helps girls over puddles (as best his scrawny little arms can) and it far too eager to defend their honor, which usually ends up in him fighting a boy much larger than himself. Elliott's got a big mouth.
Elliott lived in a vault in Scotland with his large family. He was the youngest of 5 brothers, all of which have already turned, and he's had to survive each and every one. The first was the hardest, but it wasn't much easier with each following event. Though seeing all of his brother's turn was very painful, he's at least gotten used to the trauma and has come out of it still right in his mind. That counts for something. And despite how playful and goofy he acts, he genuinely does have a positive outlook on life. His older brothers made sure to that before they had to leave.
After his last brother turned, Elliott went out in search of a new family (already having been in Canada for about a year now) and found it within the scarves about 4 months ago. Now he repays the favor by making and memorizing maps and other info that the group needs on hand. With his quick feet and excellent memory, it's all a pretty easy process.
Name: Lab-coat or just Lab
10 Years Old
She is a ten year old who is about 4ft 3in, and 90 lbs. She has long black hair and blue eyes, with a quick smile that makes you think she's up to something devious. She wears a black cloak so as not to draw attention when she's lurking.
She is particully good with faces and names, with an uncanny ability to sneak around and observe. Though she isn't good with things like math, her ability to remember what things look like and their names along with great descrition powers makes her the ideal assistant
Due to spending so much time with Consan she is very expresive when in the company of others, however that depends on if you can find her.
Not much is known about Lab. Many of the Scarves love her deeply and have tried to get her to open up to them. Unfortunatly her only personal interest is in her mother figure Consan, though she is given more love than any other and is considered the apple of her eye, Consan doesn't really care about her past.
All anyone knows for certain is that she was found by Consan four years ago, and Lab has been faithful in her devotion to only her. No one knows the circumstances that she was found because both of them have stay'd quiet about it.
Many times when people are angered by her they will reffer to her as the "devils mutt". This is from her spying around and learning secrets to tell Consan or her "owner", and the fact that her name is shared with dogs, specifically the one that trots at her side.
People think that the dog randomly showing up on Lab's birthday was from Consan's own doing, considering she disappeared for a week and a new puppy showed up. However no matter how many times Lab asks she would always deny it, but with a slight smile.
Simon "Cross" Gillespie
Age: 15 Years, 11 Months
A quiet boy who keeps the memories of his life before the turning held close to his heart. Unlike most, he has kept a lot of his possessions from his former life, and has not completely gotten over the loss of his family. Still, he is friendly enough, and will do whatever is asked of him. He has a cross-shaped scar on his cheek, which he says he recieved before the Second Cataclysm. Cross and Falco, his boyfriend, joined the Red Scarves nine months ago, and the two share a home in town.
Age: 15 Years, Three Months
A cold-eyed former highway bandit, Falco is one of the most vicious members of the clan. There are stories of his brutality when it comes to fighting-- some of the stories so harrowing that many of the children in the clan are frightened of him and tend to avoid him. Falco carries himself with a certain amount of control, but when he becomes upset, he usually has to be restrained. Despite this, Falco is deathly loyal to Foxriver, as she is the one who saved him and Cross from an Older, and will do anything she asks. Falco is in a relationship with Cross, and Falco is incredibly overprotective of him, which can oftentimes lead to friction between the two.
Mule is 6 ft tall and 147 lbs, he has brown hair and a scar under his right eye that he got from a frenzied Consan before the Scarves were made.
: He might not be the strongest of people, but he can carry heavy loads and knows when to keep his mouth shut.
Mule’s personality can be described with a group of words, obedient, scared, and indifferent. Being treated as basically a slave his entire life has made him a tool for others, but he does listen and treat girls with more respect thanks to the trauma caused by Consan.
Before the Red Scarves were made, Mule and a group of three other kids ran across Consan’s farm. Thinking that it was a good place to loot, they approached it in the hopes for a comfy place to settle for a while. When they reached the house and found Consan they thought that they had hit the jackpot by finding a new ‘toy’.
What no one expected was Consan having a spiked bat at the ready. Though Mule wasn’t in the fight he was forced to watch as she mercilessly bludgeon the members of his group, including his brother, into unrecognizable heaps of meat. The one and only reason that he was left alive was because she made him get rid of the bodies so she wouldn’t have to.
Later after the Scarves had already been formed, a scouting party found him on the main land and brought him back. Mule thinking they had dealt with the girl that gave him nightmares every second he slept. When he never saw her around town, he thought she really was gone form his life… Until one night she appeared by his bedside with a knife. He promised never to speak of what happened, and she left him well enough alone, but always in public (away from prying ears) he tries to make Consan show her true form.
She is the darker version of Consan, with the exact same height and weight, and only slightly different looks.
To work up Consan and take over when she’s in danger or in a rage, turning her into a brutal killer.
Annabelle represents Consan’s violent, manipulative side, which is exactly what she does to her so that she can escape for just a little while. Annabelle will bode her into violence but has been unsuccessful.
Background: Consan had always had an imaginary friend that helped her to excel in her academics, yet she was undefined and rarely showed up unless she was lonely. After the second cataclysm she was the one that convinced her to her brother, and later became the only contact with people outside months of loneliness.
By the time she was in a community with frequent human contact, Annabelle had grown from someone that didn’t have a form, to a full-blown person that has their own personality and influence on the world around them. It was Annabelle that told her to kill Mules group, and it is Annabelle who controls any violence that Consan shows.
Sarah "Ivy" Higgins
Would have been 18 in six months
Ivy was a quiet girl who could befriend a rock. Due to an accident she can't remember, she tended to function a little slower than most of the Scarves and often had trouble grasping simple instruction, let alone the dangers of the world outside the camp. But she was kind, soft-spoken, and had a green thumb to rival Mother Nature's. It was she who started the farm-garden area of the camp as one of the earlier Scarves, and took great joy in seeing something beautiful flourish in such destitute conditions. She was never seen without a smile and would have literally given you the cloak off her back without a second thought.
A few days before her 17th birthday, Foxriver approached her and explained carefully what was going to happen to her. It took several attempts, but when Ivy finally understood what was going on, she asked for a merciful death. She was a friend to all the Scarves, and there was hardly a dry eye when she was put to death. She requested her burial under the gardens where she could spend the rest of her time with her beloved plants and keep an eye on her friends.
16 Years Old
Arbuckle is a 16-year old tinkerer who first joined the clan eleven months ago, when Neil's Harbour was still a derelict abandoned town. A scouting group had found him living quite comfortably near an abandoned vault, and it took quite a bit of convincing to get him to join the clan. Arbuckle is a maven when it comes to repairing and restoring artifacts from the ancient world. When he first arrived, Arbuckle was very fat, but in the year since he joined the Scarves, he has lost an astonishing amount of weight and has transformed into a handsome young man. Arbuckle builds clocks during his free-time, and many members of the clans have clocks of his design in their bedrooms. He is best friends with Beef, and is constantly trying to get him to lose weight. Arbuckle is the third oldest member of the clan, behind RiniDoll.
16 Years Old
Beef is a chubby young man who has been a member of the Scarves since they first settled in Neil's Harbour. Beef had been living in the abandoned town by himself for years before the Scarves showed up, and claims to know the northern reaches of Nova Scotia like the back of his hand. When Foxriver and the rest of the founding members of the clan arrived, he initially tried to fight against them, but eventually was convinced to join the clan himself. Beef is so named for his weight, but he is a surprisingly capable fighter and an even better scout. Beef claims to come from a long line of barbers and hairdressers, and often talks of the childhood he spent watching his father cut people's hair. Thus, whenever he is home from scouting missions, he moonlight's as the clan's go-to barber. He is the fourth oldest member of the clan behind Arbuckle.
14 Years Old
Kong is a strange, scruffy girl who spends most of her time climbing trees, jumping from rooftops, and running along the streets as though she was being chased by an Older (and all with a smile on her face). She is a kindhearted girl, but with a strange animalistic spirit which makes her wild and unpredictable. Kong is oftentimes unable to sit still for long periods. Many in the clan think that she has some kind of behavioral/attention deficit disorder, and thus she doesn't have too many friends, most people considering her too much of a hassle to deal with. Three months past, Redding, one of the older boys in the clan, attempted to sexually abuse her, but Beef came to her rescue. Redding has since passed on, but Kong doesn't seem to quite understand the circumstances of her ordeal. Nevertheless, Beef has become her defacto protector, and now makes sure that she is fed and that she doesn't get herself into too much trouble. Beef has recently began taking her along on scouting trips, and has been teaching her everything he knows about the frontiers outside of town.
13 Years Old
Glass is a skinny boy without not much skill who joined the clan three months ago. He is a coward, but possesses a good heart and wishes to aid Foxriver and the clan in any way he can. Glass wants nothing more than to prove himself to his clan members, a difficult task as most of the clan members don't really seem to be aware of his existence. He currently serves under Rinidoll as watchmen on the wall that surrounds the town.
Sixteen Years Old
Resident medic, butcher, and drunk. Silverware earned her name from not only the metal adorning her body, but also the kit of knives and implements she uses for butchery and suturing; most of them are modded versions of cutlery. She is heavily tattooed and uses her sister Motormouth's back as testers for some small designs she has in mind. Of concern is that she uses her lovely curves and sly looks to flirt to gain favours from the boys, especially the older boys. RiniDoll does like Silverware, however Rini hates when Silver has to resort to using her sexuality with the boys to get what she wants. Pony does finds Silver funny and entertaining but Chanteuse absolutely despises the tattooed, pierced drunkard and picks on Motormouth in retaliation. They even tell each other to keep Pony away from Motor and vice versa, but it is really only Shanni who means it. Regardless, Silver is fiercely protective of Motormouth, and so she sucks up to RiniDoll to watch their backs.
Bouquet is Silverware's on and off assistant, but has not hung around the Latina ever since she used Boo to teach her how to make liquor. Silver however loves when the Scarves hunt game and she is right up beside Scout helping butcher the animal. Silver is a nice girl and very friendly, however she may seem to try Foxriver's patience with her antics. There is, however, no doubting her usefulness to their clan and her staking of territory and loyalty. Silver always wears at least one article of clothing that is bright red.
12 Years Old
Resident messenger, token wall team girl, and gossip queen. Motormouth gets her name for having the fastest ear-destroying mouth in the Scarves. In fact, Chanteuse has created a 15 foot 'no-talking zone' between Motor and Pony since the girls will break eardrums with the speed and sound of their 'conversations.' Shanni will go so far as to physically remove either one if they encroach the zone. RiniDoll endorses this no-talking zone as do many other Scarves. Bouquet cannot stand listening to Motor and actually gets headaches even before the kid gets near her, so needless to say she will help Shanni remove Pony and Motor if they do encroach upon the no-talking zone. Dejected, the young Latina will usually bring her juicy gossip over to LabCoat when Consan is not around.
Motormouth is not too concerned about her sister's drinking problem, and actually, doesn't see it as a problem since Silver is always fawning over her; she actually enjoys getting inked or pierced by her older sister. Motor is one of the fastest Scarves even though only twelve years old. Motor is athletically built and cannot keep still. So as a result, she loves running with Queen Kong and actually pushes the other girl to run faster; Motor can keep talking while running. Easily. During combat training, Rini makes sure Motor is nowhere near the RiniBees. During crafts seems to be the only time the RiniBees all love Motormouth, even Shanni and Boo. Shan is a different girl during crafts, so she accepts everyone, but Boo loves Motor for being rather compliant and obedient during crafts... that and when she concentrates, that mouth is non-existent.
Heaven 'Spade' Jackson
13 Years Old
Spade is a happy girl, quick to laugh, and can almost always be found singing or humming under her breath. She loves the little ones, and isn't shy, though she lost her closest friend and mentor in the garden when Ivy died. The two shared a love of gardening and flowers and were able to find solace in each other's company. When Ivy died, Spade planted a new strawberry bush in her memory, and dotes on the thing constantly. She helps in the kitchen when she can, but usually spends her time in the garden, or watching the younger children. She has never been known not to laugh at one of North's jokes, though whether she actually thinks they're funny, or is just trying to be kind is unknown.