Grog 25 : Adam/Eva, the dog whisperer
All that is known from the early life of Adam/Eva comes from one scroll of research notes bearing the opening line "Would Animal work on a human raised by beasts?" and the name Moro ex Bjornaer (a recently deceased eremite mage [Order of Hermes lore check to know that heartbeast was a dog] who had lived in the northern areas of the Ardennes Forest). Reading the scroll it seems that they had entrusted
a child to a pack of wild dogs and had periodically come to observe the child and attempt to cast Animal magic on them. The entries are rather well ordered but it seems that the experiment was a failure. Moro did occasionally converse with the child, but only in heartbeast form and records that the child is very fluent in dog communication. They speculate that the experiment failed because the animals were too social and too close to humans, that a further study should take place but with a Bear family. Entries continue, stating that Corpus magic affected the child normally.
A second scroll explains that with the death of Moro, their heir took possession of their belonging, including these notes. Feeling sympathy for the child they went and collected the now grown teenager and brought them back to their Covenant. They attempted to socialise Adam/Eva (having them baptised under that name, as Moro's notes did not record any name). However Adam/Eva did not show interest in learning any more than the basic language of the Covenant, instead exploring the area. The teenager did show a great affinity with animals, and was accepted by the Covenant's pack of hunting dogs immediately, sleeping with them rather than in a bed with the Covenfolk in their main hall. Despite suggestions that Adam/Eva would be a fantastic animal trainer, they need to be trained to live with humans first, and kept away from alcohol (it is noted that it was a mistake to let their grogs give the child wine).
Adam/Eva is utterly disheveled, unbathed and uncouth. They have learned to wear clothes, which they do for the warmth and only in the cold season. Otherwise they are an absolute mess. They sleep in the kennels with the dog and smelled like one. They are unarguably in excellent physical form, with toned muscles and boundless energy, allow them to keep up with the hounds on hunts. Their hair is matted with dirt, but kept short by the Coven folk who are tasked with cleaning them once in a while.
Why are they in the covenant?
Moro's heir did not want to keep the Feral Adam/Eva in their covenant, and so gifted them (along with the two scrolls) to the Covenant. Adam/Eva has extraordinary talent with animals, just not with people... They are the ultimate hound master, but will but able to calm a panicked horse with ease.
Virtues: Animal Ken, Well travelled, Enduring Constitution
Flaws: Feral Upbringing, Short Attention Span, Social Handicap
Animal Handling (Dogs) 5
Animal Ken (Dogs) 5
Area Lore (Ardennes) (Geography) 3
Area Lore (Covenant) (Geography) 2
Athletics (Running) 3
Awareness (Searching) 3
Brawl (Unarmed) 3
Carouse (Power drinking) 1
Hunt (Dog pack hunting) 2
Low German [or whichever language is spoken in the Covenant's area] (Talking about Animals) 2
Survival (Dogs) 5
Swim (Rivers) 1