Usually I only post this kind of thing on ref sheets or through my tumblr account, but I thought I'd clear up some confusion here. I don't know if this journal post will stay up forever. I'm a liiiittle less comfortable sharing world info in big, tell-all chunks on DA because the community here is just so much bigger than my tumblr following. I'm actually not going to post all the info here. You'll have to go to tumblr for that where there's a second, larger post without bits left out. [link]
Anyway, here are some answers to some common Gale and Hhoota questions.Who is Gale.
He's this guy.
But he's also this guy, who is referred to as Gethin,
And this guy, who's name is Tio.
In fact, he's got several more identities that aren't accounted for here.
For example, Marmareon is the earliest identity and is less than 100 years old, but Billy (the Civil war identity) lives during the civil war (1865) and is closer to 2250 years old.
Tio is a for fun 'FUTURE SPACE GALE' identity I made up so I could interact with Beast's characters. I don't know how old he is. He's older than Gale.
Same guy. Just different periods in his life. Not a reincarnation. Not reborn. SAME DUDE, just different names and looks he's assumed as he gets older.
I get where the confusion comes from. Sometimes I like to draw the younger versions of him with characters they have no business having ever known (like Cara, who obviously didn't live in 1865 with Billy). Part of that is because of an art roleplay group I'm in that makes it possible for them to interact with those younger versions, but mostly it's just because it's fun for me and I'm not in a position right now where I want to create very many new characters to draw in their place.
Some of his identities are also not completely fleshed out and I don't mind mix and matching while I look for a place that I know I want to develop further.
---Sometimes I call all of them Gale
For simplicities sake most of the time I use 'Gale' as the catch all name for the character (Even though his real name is Marmareon) because it's the name most people have known him by since his conception. So I'll be doing that (partly) hence forth.Gale (Marmareon at the time) was born in Ancient Greece.
I couldn't tell you where, I'm still researching the subject and haven't picked a place of birth yet (though I can tell you I'm leaning toward Athens, Massalia, Spina or Adria).
When Gale was about fifty three, he was merged with a traveling god that had fallen into obscurity. The traveling god's name is Hhoota. After the merger, the two become more or less the same. They never again separate (unless for some reason I find it entertaining to do so in story later, as it's written now, they've never separated). Hhoota exists inside Gale and manifests more in feelings and urges. Or as he would describe it, an occasional faint stirring in his center. Even though he and it and supposedly now one and the same, he often refers to it in the third person by it's name, Hhoota. After the age of 53, all of Gale's identities are associated with Hhoota and for the most part possess the ability to take the form.
To read the answers to the subjects below, you'll have to follow this tumblr link: [link]They merged becauseHhoota isGale doesn't eat or drinkGale isn't sure if Hhoota is sentientWhen Gale and Hhoota merged, it came with the whole package.Hhoota's god 'theme' actually has several tiersBecause of Hhoota, Gale can sleep for extended periods and regenerate after injuriesGale's birthmark is actually completely unrelated.Gale's hair is dark, dark brown, not blackMarmareon's eyes were blue.
Again, to read the answers to these questions you'll have to go to tumblr. [link]
You'll have to go there so bad that I've linked it three times in this journal and will even link and star it a fourth time so no one will ask for a link. [link]
That's all I've got for now. Hopefully that clears some of it up. XD