WinterPack❄️Wolves of the Remote Taiga❄️Closed to joiners Nov 25, 2019 9:52:20 GMT -5 Blaze ♡, AshLightning, and 1 more like this
Post by ~Ƈαммι-`ღ´- on Nov 25, 2019 9:52:20 GMT -5
❄️WELCOME TO WINTERPACK❄️
You, a lone wolf of the arctic or gray species, are treading through the frosty taiga in search of food and shelter, at least one of them to keep you alive for the time being. Eventually you reach a beautiful meadow, its tall, pale grass waving in the chilly breeze. Figuring it must be a good place to sniff out some prey, you approach the area, but are stopped in your tracks as something abruptly tackles you to the ground.
Somewhat stunned, you look up and see a small but powerful she-wolf towering over you. “What’s your business here?” She questions you, her tone sharp and wary.
“Easy, Beta.” A male voice woofs as a lithe wolf stalks into view, bluish-hued fur standing out against the meadow grass. As he pads forward, the Beta she-wolf slowly backs off of you, allowing you to sit up as the male comes forward to address you. “I suppose you must’ve neglected to look out for territorial boundaries in these parts?” He guesses, to which you nod apologetically. “Well, this is the territory of WinterPack, and I am the Alpha.” As the Alpha speaks, you notice a few more wolves peek out through the grass at you - a scarred brown male and an ivory-colored female - making you realize this must be a border patrol.
“If you’re in search of a place to stay, maybe even a place to call home,” the Alpha wolf slowly - almost hesitantly - continues, “then you may give our camp a try. We strive to accept and serve any wolf who is willing to do the same for us in return.” Dark green eyes narrowing, he warns, “But if you’re not interested or you make one wrong move, I suggest you keep off of our land and be on your way, or the next patrol will deal with you as they would a true invader.”
So, curious wolf, will you live out your story among the warriors of WinterPack?
Founded several generations ago by a local legend named Snowdrift, WinterPack is a tight-knit group of wolves - located well away from human distruption - trained in teamwork and aiming for a healthy balance between compassion and justice. The majority of the wolves born in the Pack are of Snowdrift’s blood, carrying the strong legacy of the founding generation that brought their kind together in this region.
But predictably there were those who did not favor the group’s merciful ways. One of their own, Blaze, grew up to turn on them in a drastic attempt to overthrow the Alphas at the time and wipe out Snowdrift’s descendants. After nearly a year of building conflict which cost many lives, Blaze was ultimately defeated. But his power-hungry movement had taken the lives of almost half of the Pack, and such effects are still felt in the hearts of the war’s veterans, who now carry the Pack’s fate on their battered shoulders.
Even when the prey runs plentiful, fourth-generation Alphas Gale and Hiyani are struggling to restore WinterPack to its former glory, and know that it’s time for more new blood to join their warriors to ensure their survival. Normally just about any wolf would be considered a welcome addition; but after all the loss they were forced to endure in their youth, can the Pack’s leaders muster enough trust to give outsiders a chance?
•All forum rules apply here, of course.
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•Although there is no set limit to how many charries a single RPer can have, make sure not to load up on more wolves than you can handle the individual developments of at one time. I’ll warn you if any of your characters seem underused or underdeveloped.
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•Please do not use any characters here if that are already in an separate active role play. I’d prefer if you don’t use your WP charries anywhere else either, unless they dispersed from the Pack or were permanently exiled.
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•If you have a subplot idea, do not hesitate to suggest it to me or Tob! Just remember not to drag other people and their characters into it without their consent.
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•Skip when mating please! As for birth, death, and potentially bloody scenes, my policy is if you haven’t read anything that explicit in an Erin Hunter book then you should skip.
•Stream- a small river, fairly easy to cross by stepping stones when the current is passive, runs horizontally through the center of the forest area. It’s a good spot to fish, if you’re skilled at that sort of thing, but wolves mainly come here to wash off, drink, or simply make a splash. The stream flows to a small but steep waterfall cliff just past the eastern boundary, which can be dangerous even to experienced swimmers when the waters are strong.
•Cloud Meadow- the vast, pale-grassed meadow where much of the prey such as rabbits and deer hang out. During the warm seasons, caribou will sometimes pass through on migration. The meadow is an excellent place for the agile lupine to go for a run.
•Rainy Island- at the northeastern edge of the meadow is a large pond, excellent for fishing. Go around to the northern edge of said pond and you’ll find big stepping stones leading to Rainy Island, which has some shrubbery, a couple of pine trees, and a flat-topped heap of rocks making a sizable cave. Although it looks like it could make a nice little Pack camp, it’s unsafe for permanent inhabitants due to it receiving the brunt of flooding during times of severe weather. The Pack does, however, use this little spot as a survival assessment zone for trainees.
•Lynx Cliffs- no longer home to any pesky feline predators, this rocky ‘temple’ well last the northern boundary houses the Spiritpool, where wolves (mainly the healer) go to consult their ancestors in SpiritPack while the moonlight filters down through a hole in the cave ceiling, lighting up the sparkling pool of water below.
•Camp- in the mountainous south side of the territory, a light slope leads up to the large cave where WinterPack dwells. Inside is a nice open space, a few secluded corners, and in the back of the camp is the great meeting boulder where high-ranking wolves speak during meetings and ceremonies. Just to the right of the meeting boulder is the Alpha den, which is very spacey, with its entrance covered with a lichen ‘curtain’ for decorative privacy. To the meeting boulder’s left (when facing the den entrances) are the trainee den, elder den and quarantine den - the latter of which is put into use for contagiously ill wolves or prisoners. To the Alpha den’s right is the warrior den and the nursery, and then a ways away is the healer den. The quarantine, nursery, and healer dens have lichen ‘curtains’ covering their entrances, and between the nursery and healer den is a space commonly reserved for the playtime and training of younger Packmates.