|ɴᴀɪʟᴀʜ sᴀɴᴅᴇʀs (softpaw) wrote,|
@ 2016-09-17 22:43:00
I am wearing my new dress tonight
FULL NAME: Nailah Sanders [nee Jabulani]
NICKNAMES: Nai, Lah
DOB: July 13th
PLACE OF BIRTH: San Diego, California
ROLE Born Werewolf [registered]
MARITAL STATUS: Widowed
PARENTS: Mugabe & Nenet Jabulani
🐾 considers Seattle her home; she'll protect it and the people she cares about with her life and by any means necessary. while she respects and understands Nate's stance towards inclusion and alliances, she ultimately puts the pack above all else and wouldn't hesitate to take action to protect them.
🐾 while she has no children of her own, Nailah would like her own some day, she doesn't have siblings, but she had a lot of cousins in her previous pack. she's very maternal towards the pups in the pack and tries to help out as much as she can with them.
🐾 her mother was of Egyptian origin, and named Nailah in a manner similar to how her parents named her, Nailah's name means 'successful', something her mother wished for her in her life as a whole. Nailah measures her success somewhat differently from what her mom does.
🐾 Nailah's husband was a human looking to understand more about werewolves since his sister had been bitten by a lone wolf a few years beforehand, Nailah and Joshua grew close while she assisted the younger woman in learning more about her new gifts. Ultimately the young girl was killed by hunters after she attempted to find the wolf that bite her. Joshua began drinking heavily in turmoil and accidentally drove into oncoming traffic one evening. Nailah still wears her wedding ring.
🐾 has a gold necklace with her initial on it, given to her by her mother before she passed away. Nailah rarely takes it off.
🐾 works as a city clerk but also assists with work at Dockside after her day time shifts where possible. She tends to keep an eye on the kids at the weekends and regularly organises trips to the forests for the young ones and any adult
who wanted to go.
where have all the cowboys gone?
Nailah was born in San Diego, the first and only to her parents in a fairly large pack of wolves that were established in the area. She was the first of the Jabulani family born on American soil. Her mother was an Egyptian-American, a child of diplomatic weres from the East, her father the child of Zimbabwean political asylum seekers. They grew up with the San Diego pack, transitioning to American citizens fairly easily in the comfort of a mixed wolf pack. They counted themselves as family, leaving Nailah to grow up surrounded by 'cousins' her own age.
When she was seven, the pack was broken apart when the Alpha was betrayed by his beta. Mugabe and Nenet fled San Diego to avoid bloodshed with the former Beta and to keep Nailah from him. They ended up in Seattle, settling with a new pack and promising themselves they'd do everything they could to help maintain peace within the pack.
For a while, Nailah took some time to readjust, missing her friends and still not entirely sure why they'd had to leave absolutely everything behind. She spent a lot of time on her own, working on her shifting skills and meditating herself. Through some time, Nailah bonded more with the pack, drawing herself out of her shell and including herself far more with the group. She thrived more, settled into herself better and finally feeling like part of the pack.
Before long, Seattle became her home in more ways than San Diego had been. She worked her way through school and then college, while balancing her duties with the pack and progressing more and more with learning all she could about her nature. She often spent a lot of time with the pups in the pack, either babysitting so the parents could go out, or watching them during pack gatherings to allow the elders to talk.
At twenty-two, Nailah met Joshua, a man on a mission to learn about wolves to try and help his sister who had been bitten and left to fight with the transformation on her own. Nailah, feeling bad for the girl, offered to help. She took to teaching Jemma how to calm her wolf, how to settle herself and feel her shift rather than letting her emotions dictate her behaviours. Over several months, Nailah taught Jemma about her new nature and helped Joshua understand what was happening to his sister wasn't a bad thing, that she could still continue with her life after she learned what she needed to about things. It brought Nailah closer to both of them, introducing them both to the pack and explaining that Jemma didn't need to join them, but it would offer her more protection and more support.
By the time she was twenty-five, Nailah and Joshua were newly-weds and Jemma was showing promising signs of working her way back into society as bitten wolf with control. Things were going well for a while, Nailah and Joshua were talking about children, Jemma was enrolling in college again and they were discussing her joining the pack officially. It all changed when Jemma opted to look for the wolf who bit her first. Hoping for some closure on the matter, Jemma followed a few leads to find out where the wolf who turned her way. While Nailah didn't entirely approve and wanted to go with her, Jemma went off on her own to Spokane to see if she could finally close that door.
She never made it to Spokane, falling to hunters on the way and dying from her injuries. Joshua took the blow hard, leaving Nailah to try and help her husband while grieving her sister-in-law herself. Nailah focused on the pups to get her through it, Joshua turned to alcohol. It drove a wedge between them, Nailah unable to get Joshua to listen to her. In the end, he caused a four car accident in the late fall and Nailah was widowed after four years of marriage.
Nailah started to withdraw somewhat after Joshua's death, but her pack didn't let that happen. Drawing her back out with their constant support and their own protective nature pulling her back into the fold. For a while, Nailah remained distant and somewhat closed off, although not with the kids, who were the only ones that really got the smiles out of Nailah. She eventually shook off the woe, pushing herself back into her usual role of assisting where she could.
When the registration of wolves started, Nailah held off for a while to see the repercussions before registering, since she worked in City Hall. She did however start a small side business in providing fake documents to those who needed them on the downlow.
But you don't even notice me
ABILITIES: as a born werewolf from an established pack, Nailah has a superb control on her shift, something she mastered very young. She has exceptional senses and takes pride in maintaining both her human and wolf side equally.
🐾 superior strength: she is largely stronger than the average human, but somewhat middle ground among other shifters and lower than some other supernatural creatures. Nailah gives a lot to endurance training to assist her in maintaining both her skills as a human and a wolf.
🐾 tracking ability: mainly while in her animal form, Nailah is a proficient tracker and hunter, something she's built on as she grows. Nailah regularly uses this as a training exercise with young pups, tracking them through the woods to see how well they can mask their scents and hide.
🐾 wolf form: in her wolf form, Nailah is faster, stronger than normal wolves and has excellent senses. She long since mastered her shift from human to animal and has perfect control of her animal side through years of meditation and yoga. Her wolf form is black with white markings. She has a half human-half wolf form which consists of sharp claws, teeth and sprouts of hair on her hands and back, her eyes transform to her wolf eyes.
🐾 forger/dealer: in her human life, Nailah works as a clerk for sensitive documents, over the years she's acquired a specific eye for detail in these documents, giving her an understanding for forging said documents. Nailah is very good at creating fake IDs, birth certificates, registration documents and some other selected documents to make life easier for supernaturals or at risk people.
🐾 weak against silver, can be hurt or killed by traditional means.
CONTACT: dropbox | squidded
PB: Danai Gurira