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Nikki Alternate by Issora


Names: Qinnik Reed
Nickname(s): Alpha
Athletic, Curvy
Hair Color:
Black with lighter streaks
Eye Color:
Mortar and pestle, knitting needles and yarn, sewing kit, cooking wares.

Qinnik - {|Qin, Nikki|}
Adventurous - Idealist - Romantic - Herbalist - Crafter

Adventurous, boundless and a little bit reckless, Nikki is a free spirit. While she doesn't have the more responsible and reserved nature of her sister, she does still have a good head about her, she simply enjoys living life with a little more curiosity. Not unlike Anna, Nikki grew up enjoying outdoor sports and time spent with her tokota.

In her first few years of college, Nikki majored in first nation and inuit studies, with a focus in archaeology. She took a great interest in learning about the Iñupiaq culture, the heritage of her father. Along with her sister, Nikki can speak Iñupiaq and Gaelige and takes a great pride in learning about her parents cultures.

Along with Anna, Nikki also took classes on natural medicine and survival techniques. She has a basic knowledge on how to sanitize and stitch wounds, grind herbs into rubs and teas and treat common illnesses.

In her role as Alpha, Nikki is an excellent crafter, healer and she loves to cook, especially when they can get whale meat. She does her best to share everything she makes with the people, whether it be knitted blankets, food or her knowledge.

Twins by Issora Twins by Besar13 Whos a Sweet Boy by Hlaorith


Anna and Nikki grew up to very endearing parents. Their mother, an Faroese decedent, and their father, an Alaskan Native, were both adoring and supportive of their children. Their mother instilled their curiosity of their heritage and the outdoors, driving them to learn about nature and encouraging their interest in Tokotas. Their father, a state Ranger, was responsible for their hard work and dedication to their education. The girls strove to be their best in everything they could, often pulling their younger brother Siluk along for the ride. They grew up learning Gaelige and Iñupiaq and speak both languages well. They picked up English properly when they went to public school. Both girls maintain all three languages.

Shortly after their 20th birthday, the girls were faced with tragedy. Passing away in a transport plane crash, the girls parents were quickly snatched from their lives. The two were left to care for their brother alone. Unable to find jobs in their small town and receiving little help from their community, the girls made a decision to do the only thing they knew how - survive. Selling the house and most of their belongings, the twins packed up what little belongings they wanted and along with Siluk, they made the journey to Tokotna. They registered the Issoartuyok Tribe, choosing to give the tribe an owl as it's symbol - a memorial to their parents. Their mother largely studied owls in her work and their father even named his boat the "Nightowl". Once established, the girls made a plan and took to the wilds. They would survive like their ancestors had, living off the land in a nomadic fashion. Finding others in similar situations and seeking the same ideals, the twins gathered a small following. Issorartuyok is now their life, the girls pouring all their efforts into keeping it alive.

From here, begins the full story for the twins. Issorartuyok RP Doc

Caution - The following contains spoilers for the above RP

To show their dedication, the twins vowed to make Issora their child and never bear children of their own. To mark their promise to each other, they each got an owl tattooed on their abdomen.

The pact fell through after their third year in the tribe, when Nikki met Iwotoke. Though she knew she had the pact, Nikki willingly and knowingly started a relationship with him, hiding it from her sister. When she started to suspect that Anna was doing the same, Nikki confronts her sister to discuss the pact. Anna takes offense to Nikki's accusations, despite the truth behind them, which leads to a fight between the two.

Anna leaves to go complete Rites of Dominance with Solvieg. After three long months, she reunites with Tuaq in Tokotna to find that his has managed to rid himself of his dark spirit. With the pact broken and the spirit gone, they finally are free to explore the idea of a relationship. Together, they make the journey home to Issorartuyok to see what the future holds.

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September 12, 2015
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