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Auclair is an offboard pack located in the city of Rivière-du-Loup. It was founded in the wake of AniWaya's disbandment.
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- 1. History
- 2. Geography
- 3. Climate
- 4. Flora and Fauna
- 5. Culture
- 6. Structure
- 7. Religion
- 8. Beliefs, Culture, and Superstition
- 9. Significant Families
- 10. Ranks
- 10.1 Rank Paths
- 11. Status
- 12. References
Auclair was founded following the disbandment of the pack, AniWaya. Laurentin Aston and Marsali Amarok elected to disband AniWaya in the wake of accusations from The Great Tribe and the tribe's demand that Laurentin step down from leadership. Tired of The Great Tribe's meddling, they chose to strike it out on their own. They were joined by AniWayans Lucid Tlvdatsi, Castiel Rhiannon, Joy Uwatie, Anahid Cermak, and Behram Demir.
Shortly after the traveling group departed from 'Souls, Laurentin was kidnapped by a group of loners in the middle of the night. Marsali, leading a rescue mission, recovered Laurentin.
Once news of AniWaya's disbandment reached The Great Tribe, Cody Dallas and Uleyvsv Adahy journeyed to Auclair to join the pack. News also reaches parts of Quebec and Beatriç del Fraysse decides to follow word of the new pack and explore her familial connections. Lonely from his own wandering, Francesch del Fraysse decides to follow his sister to Auclair and ask for her advice after his confession to his crush and subsequent humiliating rejection.
In the Autumn of 2017, Marsali left Auclair to bring her daughter to 'Souls. However, as the months passed, Laurentin and Amoux grew worried. Once it had been too long, Amoux ventured forth to find his mother and sister.
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Auclair is located predominantly in the former human city of Rivière-du-Loup in Québec. The territory is located along the St. Lawrence River straddles the eponymous rivière du Loup, which empties into the St. Lawrence. The territory is hilly, with portions of the human city rising much higher in the south than others closer to the water. The territory encompasses the Parc des Chutes, the location of a hydroelectric dam, as well as the Parc de la Pointe and other smaller urban parks. It also encompasses the westernmost portion of the town of Cacouna.
The climate of Rivière-du-Loup is Humid continental. Humid continental climates are typified by variable weather conditions and large variations in seasonal temperatures. Places must meet the following three criteria to be typified as a humid continental climate:
- More than three months of average daily temperatures over 10 °C (50 °F)
- A coldest month temperature under −3 °C (27 °F)
- Does not meet the criteria for an arid or semiarid climate
The four seasons in Auclair bring the following typical weather and temperatures:
- Summer: warm and occasionally hot, with periods of hotter temperatures which compounded with the high humidity, create a high heat index that belie the average high of 22–25 °C (72–77 °F) and lows of 11–13 °C (52–55 °F)
- Winter: often cold, windy and snowy with average high temperatures −5 to −8 °C (23 to 18 °F) and lows −13 to −18 °C (9 to 0 °F).
- Spring and fall: short, range from chilly to warm temperatures
The biome is a temperate broadleaf forest.
Auclair is home to a variety of animals, such as:1
Members of Auclair brought a handful of animals with them when they journeyed from AniWaya to establish the new pack. Although the majority of AniWaya's animals went to Vinatta and Krokar, some of the animals made the journey.
Dapple gray Arabian grade mare, b. 2007
Dapple gray grade stallion, b. 2003
Black grade filly, b. 2013
The culture of Auclair is heavily influenced by the Cherokee culture of The Great Tribe, and by extension, AniWaya. However, in the creation of the pack, the members sought to create their own identity. Thus, although some members still speak Cherokee, the ranks are no longer Cherokee words, but simplified English titles. Additionally, members will be invited to learn English, French, or Cherokee upon joining if they do not know them already. The culture of Auclair will emphasize freedom and self-determination as well as the importance of community and strengthening the pack together.
The pack will seek to establish itself as a trading hub in the area and will also endeavour to set up breeding programs with nearby packs.
The pack will emphasize values, such as identity, community, togetherness, justice, and law and order.
The majority of the members of Auclair are either wolf-dominant coydogs or wolf mixes. However, there is no preference to one given species over another and therefore any animal of the genus Canis is welcome to join. Common species include:
- Wolves: Mixed wolves are the most common among members and the Eastern Timber Wolf is the most common in the pack.
- Dogs: Dogs of all backgrounds are seen in Auclairois(e) members' heritage.
- Coyotes: Coyotes are one of the lesser-represented species among members of Auclair. Coyotes of the region are most likely to be Northeastern Coyotes.
- Jackals: The least-represented species in Auclair as jackals are not native to the region.
Auclair has not yet engaged with neighbouring packs. However, they would like to be friendly, if a little standoffish, owing to their history with Anathema and The Great Tribe's meddling. That said, they would be willing to engage in trading and breeding programs.
The pack is led by a leader and sub-leader and the number of each is flexible based on the individuals who carry the title.
Central to the Cherokee traditional belief system is the notion that good is rewarded and evil is punished.2 Therefore, the laws in Auclair seek to both recognize reward good behaviour and punish evil.
Members of Auclair are not required to follow any specific religion. However, as a consequence of their origins in AniWaya, many members adhere to a form of Cherokee spiritualism.
As with religion, members of Auclair may take on certain traditional beliefs, culture, or superstitions of the Cherokee people, which include:
- Ghosts: Traditional Cherokees believe that after a person dies, their soul often continues to live on as a ghost. Ghosts are believed to have the ability to materialize where some, but not all people, can see them.
- Numerology and cardinal directions: The numbers four and seven repeatedly occur in myths, stories and ceremonies. The number four represents all the familiar forces, also represented in the four cardinal directions. The four directions are east, west, north and south. The number seven represents the seven clans of the Cherokee, and are also associated with directions
- Three further directions: In addition to the four cardinal directions, three others exist. Up (the Upper World), down (the Lower World) and center (where we live and where you always are).
- Categorization: Traditionally the Cherokee are deeply concerned with keeping things separated and in the proper classification or category. For example, when sacred items are not in use they are wrapped in deerskin or white cloth, and kept in a special box or other place.
- Rivers: The river, or "Long Man," was always believed to be sacred, and the practice of going to water for purification and other ceremonies was at one time very common. Today the river or any other body of moving water, such as a creek, is considered a sacred site and going to water is still a respected practice by some Cherokees.
Significant families in Auclair include:
- Aston: includes Laurentin Aston, Beatriç del Fraysse, and Francesch del Fraysse
- Amarok: includes Marsali Amarok
- Rhiannon: includes Lucid Tlvdatsi and Castiel Rhiannon
- Uwatie: includes Joy Uwatie
- Cermak: includes Anahid Cermak and Behram Demir
|Leaders:||Laurentin Aston||Marsali Amarok||16 members|
|Sub-Leaders:||--||--||9 female : 7 male|
|Council: (Advisors, Elders, Esteemed Members)||13 adults : 0 puppies|
|Master Ranks: (High-Ranked Members)||Secondary role or skill|
|Skilled Ranks: (Intermediate-Ranked Members)||The above key is used to track relations within the tribe. Further notes regarding the packs relations, gossip, etc can go here!|
|Joy Uwatie (Priest)||--||--|
|Beginner Ranks: (Beginner-Ranked Members)|
|Anahid Cermak (Crafter)||Uleyvsv Adahy (Warrior) (adoptable)||Behram Demir (Scout)|
|Cody Dallas (Animal Tender)||Francesch del Fraysse (Trader) (adoptable)||Beatriç del Fraysse (Scout) (adoptable)|
|Other Ranks: (Beginner-Ranked Members)|
|Subordinates||Lucid Tlvdatsi||Castiel Rhiannon|
|Asik Amarok||Seven Cermak|
|Sica Tasin||Veruta Tasin|
|Youths (Aged 6-8 months)||--||--|
|Puppies (Aged 0-5 months)||--||--|
|Out of Pack Ranks: (Ambassadors, Long-Term Traders, Emissaries)|
Similar to AniWaya and The Great Tribe, Auclair offers ranks along a variety of paths. However, unlike their predecessors, these rank paths can be added to with greater flexibility given enough interest. For instance, Trading is a rank path within Auclair, while this was simply a co-rank in AniWaya.
There is no set co-rank list, as members are encouraged to identify additional interests or specialize in areas as they choose. Members are encouraged to identify whether they desire a co-rank, specialization, or both to complement their rank.
Auclair Rank Paths
|Medicine||Medic||Skilled Medic / Bone Bearer / Priest||Master Medic / Great Priest|
|Fire Tending||Fire Tender||Fire Maker||Fire Master|
|Crafting||Crafter||Skilled Crafter||Master Crafter / Master Weapons Crafter|
|Teaching||Learned||Tutor / Story-Teller / Poet||Scholar|
|Animal Tending||Animal Tender||Skilled Animal Tender||Animal Speaker|
|Scouting||Scout||Skilled Scout||Master Scout|
|Hunting||Rabbit Hunter||Game Hunter||Master Hunter|
|Trading/ Commerce||Trader||Skilled Trader||Master Trader|
- Status: semi OPEN-REQUEST.
If you are interested in developing a character that originates in or is from Auclair, please contact Tammi or Rat! This is a very flexible location and we will likely be pretty willing to approve a character who has lived in Auclair. We just want to know ahead of time!
- Players must request permission to create a character originating from the area.
- Players may play a character that that spent more than a few days in the area.
- Players may play a character that passed through the area in travels or that their character heard of the area.