Melody Alvarez

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    Melody Black-Colt
    Theme Song(s), 'Killer Inside of Me'
    'Wild Horses'
    'Blame'


    Description 



    Melody is known to be a friendly face, willing to talk to any and all if they approach her. Standing at 5'5, she stands at an average height with a slim but fit build that has been riddled with scars from all different ways; Animal Attacks/Accidents, Torture, Knives, Guns, Burns and scars left from surgery, you name it and she probably has a scar caused from it. Though the young woman is luckily able to hide most scarring with carefully picked clothing which often ranges from colours; Blues, Yellows, Reds etc to shades of Grays, Blacks and Browns. Most commonly noted for her former Colt attire that she wore no matter the occasion. Though whilst most scars are hidden under clothing, her face on the other hand has been littered with scars which tends to be hidden by long, wavy blonde hair, that is either let out or set in a braid. Melodys most noticeable features would be her eyes; A swirling mix of Blue and Brown due to a rare mutation called Heterochromia.

    Melody is known to be a long standing member of The Colts, though recent events show she is trying to go clean. But aside from that Melody is most known for her friendly attitude towards people and ability to respect others even when they aren't respecting her. While Melody has grown a lot over the last few years she is still quite shy and socially awkward at times but as grown into quite the confident woman as she takes on turning her life around and letting in people she never would've been able to let in.

    Early Life 



    Born to Nerine and Damian Black, Melody was born into a somewhat well known wealthy family, her family owned a ranch; Making a living off breeding prestige horses. Melody enjoyed living on the ranch and being around the horses and from a young age she learned how to ride, the lineage and breeding of horses, their worth, their injuries, and their pedigree and due to that she later on became a very experienced rider. Many of their horses were officially registered under horse organizations. Which gave them a big name in Saint Denis. Melody was born with two older siblings; Axial and Josephine and a younger sibling; Domenic. Melody was very close to her siblings and the four were always there for each other. Melody was distant with her parents, mainly because they controlled her. Her father.. was a cruel man who -RETRACTED- and was a part of a strict family, where the daughters would have an arranged marriage, which she found out at 16. Melody didn’t want to settle down at a young age with someone she barely knew, She wasn’t like her sister who had been accepting of this. Melody often fought with her parents over the marriage but they never listened which only made her distance herself even more from them. She was destined to marry a wealthy man, only a couple years older than her. Though he was nice but being forced to marry someone made her feel like a piece of cattle, to be traded around and gifted like she was nothing. it was disgusting. She wasn’t going to allow herself to be forced into something she didn’t want to be in. That was the final straw for her. She packed her necessities and some food silently, and snuck out the door. Managing to get to get to the stables and take out her horse and within the dead of night she left. She kept her horse at a slow pace to avoid attention before going off the trails and galloping off, she ended up getting lost due to the lack of light but she trusted her horse and herself and kept going. Melody came to the town of Annesburg. A disgusting, smoke filled place that made it difficult for her to breathe. Her horse also seemed to have some difficulty breathing, but both her exhausted and needed rest. She was clapped by a rude awakening of the real world, it wasn’t all perfect like her home had been and she would need to be quick to adapt to this life. Dismounting her horse, she led him up to a small hotel-like building and after tying him to the hitching post she was luckily to have taken a good amount of money and was able to pay for a one night stay. Waking up with the beating sun through the windows and burning lungs. She wanted to leave. She couldn’t stay here and with that.. she left. She said her thanks and rode out of town. She couldn’t understand how someone could live in such a place but she was grateful she had enough money to leave.

    Over the course of several months, Melody slowly learned how to steal and managed to get her hands on some firearms. She quickly made a name for herself in smaller towns for being a thief but she never stayed around long enough to get caught. Melody was developing new traits as she got older and was adapting quickly to the new way she lived. She found out quickly that not all towns tolerated people's swiping drinks as she was thrown into the mud by an angry man in Valentine after flirting with him and taking his drink. Melody also learned to hunt, though her kills weren’t perfect but it was food she could eat when she didn’t have anything else to eat. She also learned to craft things.. Basic things like tools she could use to trap animals or things for fishing. By 18 she was starting to get into real trouble, having started to rob people and carriages on the rare occasion she was finding herself being hunted by Sheriffs but she managed to keep clear of them and seeing she could get in trouble and killed for this, she began to be more careful. Not that she wasn’t already careful as she always wore a mask but she didn’t want to be on a wanted poster anytime soon. Though no one really knew the thieves real name she was tempted to go under a new name and start making a name for herself but she decided not too. Melody struggled with her life, she wanted change to stop living like this as much as she enjoyed it but did she really enjoy stealing from others? Though her life changed as she saw an advertisement for workers at Strawberry. It was beautiful, a secluded town covered by nature. It was a tourist town. She thought she could easily get a job and from there she took her horse and headed towards the town. Maybe this will be a new life for her, a change. No longer needing to steal and live a life on the run. Though she knew deep down her past would come and get her but for now she wanted to live in peace. She was hired by Ruby Colt to work alongside her before the two moved into other areas and ended up joining a small group of people, who would later become the largest gang in the state. The Colts. So much for the new leaf aye?

    Present Life 



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    Over the last few months and year, Melody has grown a lot since she first joined The Colts. Having gotten in trouble a few times and Ethan almost shooting her due to an action, Melody has grown to be a more confident, Assertive member of The Colts. Having proved herself quite a few times now and continues to do so, she also has had much development alongside those around her. She also fell in love with a man of the name; Pedro Alvarez and later would marry him and adopt a young girl named "Fox" who had severe personality disorders. Fox would become "Fox Alvarez" and would be officially adopted by the pair. She also got to see her brother again and though the two struggled at first they have grown close again and rely on one another. But with all this happiness comes with sadness and after her husband, daughter go missing, Having a miscarriage, Losing Ruby and Alex and almost her brother she struggles daily and tries to hold herself up and keep her head looking forward. Melody finds herself being constantly unsure about the world around her and forced herself to focus on only the colts and prove to them further.. which she did; going from a shy, quiet girl to a well still shy and quiet but more confident and able to stand for herself. After months of struggling she finds out Pedro has returned and is drowned by her thoughts being unsure what to do and while still deeply in love with him is unsure whether she should give him a chance.

    Melody ends up being tortured and after nights in a coma she is falls out of it in a panic. Ethan is there to calm her and reassures her things are okay and once she is calm he asks her to officially be his and Roslyn's daughter. In which she accepts tearfully as she has always seen Ethan as a father. After a long conflict, Melody and Pedro end up fixing things and continue their path of love and marriage after she almost dies from a heart attack caused by a final fight that brings them together. But such happiness doesn't last as Ethan is murdered and while Melody is lost at first she puts herself together and works to be like he would want her to be and begins growing cold and ruthless. Getting sick of the weakness around her she starts to push things into her own hands.

    Though after months, She slowly realises how sick she has become and with getting tired of her so called family and how they treat her she starts distancing herself before deciding to go clean. August Bishop amongst other deputies manage to convince her to drop the buckle and she makes a full attempt on going clean.

    Melody is now a active Bounty Hunter and has put in her cleanslate.

    Affiliations 



    New Alexandria Sheriff/Marshals office. - NOV1901-Present

    • Melody is a registered Bounty Hunter and actively works alongside Deputies and Marshals.

    The Colts - 1899-1901 / Past
    • Melody's sense of loyalty to the gang decreased over time, with the lack of 'outlaw' behaviour and in general criminal activity she grew uninterested in the gang. She debated leaving for quite some time due to being mistreated and belittled constantly, eventually August Bishop managed to convince her to drop the buckle after a altercation between them. After leaving fully, the gang has done nothing but drag her name through the dirt and Melody has grown to hate the gang and most of its members. She refuses to interact with them.

    Quotes 



    "Death is merely a challenge for me to overcome."
    "AHHHH-"
    "FrosTBITE NO-"

    Trivia 



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    - Journal and full character profile.
    - Skilled with long range, Hunting and Medicine.
    - Also skilled with horse training, riding and veterinary skills/knowledge
    - Ranger cards; 4 Bobbys, 3 grizzly bears, 2 Lewis Lettuce, 4 cougars, 3 Jericho Baker, 4 Coyote, 2 Benjamin Banks, 3 Wolf, 2 Black bears, 1 Luke Bourbon, 2 Bison (Rare)
    - Colt cards; 1 Ethan, 4 Dallas colt, 2 Silver horse, 2 Roslyns.
    - Has 11 horses. (Boarded out of state = Not owned in game yet or no longer used)

    • Quartz (Retired 22 year old Stallion, White and Black Appaloosa)
    • Tundra (8 year old mare, White and black Piebald Gypsy Vanner - LOST) - Still Lost
    • Unnamed Stallion (4 year old Seale Brown Dutch Warmblood Stallion, Used for Studding) - Boarded outside of state
    • Farcry (4 year old Silver tailed Buckskin Standardbred Stallion.) - Boarded outside of state
    • Fierte (French for Pride, A 6 year old Dapple Buckskin Norfolk Roadster, Sire to Frostbite.)
    • Frostbite (A 4 year old Flea bitten (Speckled gray) Norfolk Roadster Mare, Dam to Calamity)
    • ??? (A ??? year old Night Shade Nokota gelding. - Boarded outside of state
    • Hades (A 6 year old White Faced Missouri Fox Trotter)
    • Dawn (A 4 year old Red Dun Overo Mare) - Sold to Anna
    • Octavia (A 2-3 year old White and Black Tovero Missouri Fox Trotter Filly)
    • Ares (A 8 year old Steel grey Breton Stallion)
    • Bullet (A -- Year old Brindle Thoroughbred Stallion) - Final gift from Ethan Colt
    Notable Items
    - Pump Action Shotgun - Sentimental Value
    - Bolt Action Rifle - Gift from Morgan Rifle (When she first came into the state)
    - Lucky Rabbit foot - Given by Native, Melody once helped.
    - Leather pocket with two wolf claws/teeth and a bear claw on the outside. Unknown what's in it. Apparently has mental healing properties - Gift from Jericho Kelly
    - Colt Belt Buckle - Given by Ruby Colt when the Colts first became a thing. Melody holds this in high value due to the fact is the last thing she has of Ruby.
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    Melody Colt


    Information


    Status:

    Alive

    Gender:

    Female

    Age

    24

    Height

    5'5

    Weight:

    Slightly underweighr.

    Birthdate:

    22/05/1877

    Birthplace:

    Outside of State.

    Nationality:

    American (Small Australian and French Heritage)

    Marital Status:

    Divorced, In a relationship
    Ex-wife to Pedro Alvarez

    Relatives:


    Ethan Colt (Adoptive Father) - Deceased

    Damian Black (Father) - Alive
    Nerine Black (Mother) - Alive
    Axial Black (Older brother) - Alive
    Josephine Black (Older sister) - Alive
    Domenic Black (Younger Brother) - Alive

    Zerif Alvarez (Son) - Deceased, Stillborn.
    Raven Black/Alvarez (Daughter) - Unknown

    Occupation:

    Bounty Hunter
    Former Criminal

    Aliases:

    Melody
    Nora Nightfall (Fake name)
    Mel
    Melly - Given by Piper Kennedy

    Faction Affiliations:

    Unknown