The Court of Fangs

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The Court of Fangs

Status: Open | Players: 6 / 10 | Characters: 10 of 15 (3 NPCs)

Overview

Location: Ethereal Eclipse

Foundation: 13 October 2022 (On-Board)
Demonym: Fang, Fangs (multiple)
Scent: Wolf, dog, south-eastern forest (mixed hardwood, hazel alder, feather moss, damp soil), freshwater lake (musty, earthy odors), coastline (sand, salt, fish, seaweed)
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Plot Opportunities

General Activity

  • With spring fully in bloom, the Court of Fangs eases back into regular routine and continues to look for likeminded folk. Locations in need of rewilding are being scouted.

For individual encounters and plots, please contact the player directly!

Adoptable Characters

OOC Information

Contact Point: MelPM
Created by: Mel, Adel, Mandi, Draiko, Despi
Membership: 10 / 15 Active | NPCs | Inactive
Player Count: 6 / 10


Introduction

The Court of Fangs is a group of Luperci who have decided to reject the considerable advancement of the world around them and get back -- and give back -- to the land. They prefer to live on all four legs, and in far more simplistic ways.

Membership

Active

Oberyn Haskel — Slipstream

One of the elder members of the group, Oberyn is a skilled tracker and scout. He generally takes the lead when it comes to presenting new ideas to the band, though makes an effort to avoid taking charge or forcing his opinions on others. Generally, one can find Oberyn out exploring the forests of Seabreeze Brink, though he rarely ventures beyond the Halcyon Mountains. In many ways he acts as an ambassador of the group, spreading word of their ideals and looking for kindred spirits.

Vannin — Tarndeep

In contrast to his brother, Vannin has taken to heart the life-lessons exile forced upon him. A surprisingly deep-thinking and wise soul, the Court of Fangs can rely upon Vannin to help them address difficult emotional and philosophical problems. He has a strong connection to the spiritual world.

Nikamew Sycamore — Quickember

Though snarky and prone to finding trouble, Nikamew is a stalwart member of the band. He was the first to join following the formation of the Fangs. Though it took some time for him to fully integrate, his skills have made him a valuable member of the group. Still, it isn't unheard of for Nikamew to take advantage of other Luperci's traps or otherwise steal food from them...

Zoltan Haskel — Rockskip

One of the yearlings who lives within the band, Zoltan is learning what it means to be a wolf. As he grows up, his skills and talents will emerge and develop, though he's already shown an eagerness to protect the band and his family.

One of the youth who live within the band, Mishibizhii is learning what it means to be a wolf. She has a fascination with healing and spirituality suggest that she may grow into a shaman role.

Corentin Haskel — Puppy

One of the youth who live within the band, Corentin is learning what it means to be a wolf. As he grows up, his skills and talents will emerge and develop.

Dusceliphe — Puppy

One of the youth who live within the band, Dusceliphe joined the group after being chased from her birthpack. As she grows up, her skills and talents will emerge and develop.

NPCs

Makwaikwe de le Poer — Wildfire

cNPC of: Oberyn
Though her frosty attitude may contrast her fiery title, Makwaikwe is a force to be reckoned with. While there is no formal leader among the band, most “final decisions” seem to come from her. A talented hunter, Makwaikwe spent her life growing up in a feral-leaning society and is principle in sharing this world-view with others. She generally keeps to herself, though has revealed a softer side when around her mate and offspring.

Elkin — Torspar

cNPC of: Vannin
A young wolf with a carefree attitude, Elkin reminds all who meet him of the simple joys of life. Despite still finding his own footing in the world, Elkin delights in telling stories and uplifting the spirits of others. While not easily stirred to violence, a threat to the group is certain to see Elkin raise to its defense.

Chiara Rossi — Mistwalker

cNPC of: Zoltan
An orphaned yearling who joined the group after her mother drowned in the ocean. She is timid and speaks slowly because her mother tongue is Italian; can be found most frequently with Zo. A gentle soul with a knack for finding herbs and catching fish.

Inactive

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Harley Domatri
Riverfoot
October 2022 — May 2023

Though most obviously a hybrid, there's no doubt that Harley is among the fiercest of the Court's members. While her sharp tongue and prickly attitude may keep others at bay, at her core Harley is a deeply caring soul. She is deeply dedicated to the well-being of the group, especially their youngest members. Her skills as a healer mark her as a vital member of the band.

Harley departed in the hopes of finding more like-minded Luperci to return with.

Whimsy Harper
Wanderbrook
August 2023 — January 2024

A distant relative of the Sycamore brothers, Whimsy was discovered by Nikamew late in the summer of 2023. The oldest member of the group, her life experience proved valuable to the Court of Fangs.

She died in the aftermath of a stampede in January of 2024, during the conflict with the bears.

Maskwa Brier
Marshmarrow
September 2023 — May 2024

Brother to Nikamew, Maskwa reconnected with his sibling and soon after joined the Court of Fangs. He is a skilled hunter with a deep appreciation for a universal living world.

Maskwa departed the Court in the spring of 2024 to return to Mer Bleue and visit family and his summer mate.

Nimkii de le Poer
Greygale
October 2022 — July 2024

The eldest daughter of Makwaikwe de le Poer and Oberyn Haskel, Nimkii grew up in the band and showed an aptitude for survival and enjoyment of exploration.

She left the Court of Fangs in the summer of 2024 to seek out her mother's people in Terchová.


Location

Ethereal Eclipse

Dominated mostly by the invasive English Oaks and the native Black and White Ash tree species, the territory was once a wilderness park. While the thickly packed forest was once capable of blocking out the sun, the cataclysmic events of 2016 wrecked havoc in the area. Great swatches of trees came down in mass, leaving behind towering piles of wooden rubble. With new gaps to allow sun in fresh growth has already begun to take advantage of this. The forest seems like a less overbearing place these days, though dark hollows made up of the oldest, sturdiest trees still hold lordship over the place. Ethereal Eclipse is generally a cool and damp forest, dotted with streams and brooks. The area is well-populated with fauna, as well -- moose, deer, and other large ungulates often make their home in the forest, along with an innumerable variety of smaller creatures.

Links

Seabreeze Brink SubForum | Seabreeze Brink

Residence

The Court of Fangs lives in a section of woodland just a few miles northeast of a small lake. Several large rocks and boulders serve as landmarks, while a swath of pine, maple, oak, and ash trees help provide cover for the central clearing near the den-site. Old logs, ground-cover, and wild mushrooms can be found throughout the area. Individuals and families have dug their own dens around the central clearing.

While the signs of the band are not as obvious as those who may live in constructed structures, trails worn by use have appeared around this area. One might find discarded bones, shed fur, and markings to denote the group's presence. While they do not formally claim any territory, the scent of The Court of Fangs members is thick in this section of forest.

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Culture

Simple, feral living. Members of the Court of Fangs are often primarily found in their Lupus or Secui forms. They are not forbidden from shifting to two legs, especially when required for specific tasks, but it is discouraged as a whole. These Luperci shun the idea of modernization – they do not keep livestock, live in houses, make fire, or produce and use weaponry. In this vein, members of the group are unlikely to obtain or keep items like clothing, trinkets, or other crafted goods unless they hold meaning.

Traditions

Rewilding

Rewilding is a method of ecological restoration with the intent of restoring wilderness areas. The members of the Court of Fangs practice this behavior, and make efforts to demolish man-made structures when they can. Their practices may also include the removal of invasive species, management of fauna, and the destruction of farmland and livestock. The methods and extremity to which members of the Court of Fangs go about this practice varies from individual to individual.

Theism

While there is no religious doctrine required among members, brothers Elkin and Vannin brought the beliefs of their homeland, Trillium Hollow, to the group.

  • Masra, the moon, and Sova, the sun, are considered the most important Goddesses of the collective.
  • The four seasons are also personified: Sister Spring, Brother Summer, Brother Autumn, and Sister Winter.
  • Animism – the belief that objects, places, and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence – is a central part of this faith system.
  • Reincarnation – the rebirth of a soul in a new body – is said to happen to Luperci when they die. While the soul most often seeks out a similar body, it is said that those who were cruel or evil may find themselves brought back as something different.

Title Conventions

The members of the Court of Fangs generally perform a variety of tasks for the greater good of the band. Even so, each member is recognized for their natural talents and chooses a title meant to reflect that. These incorporate an element, as denoted below, and often include an adjective to further describe the individual. Some examples include: Fancyflame, Luckydew, Bluffsure, Rocksteady
  • 🜁 AIR [Scouts, Explorers, Adventurers]
    • Those who find themselves drawn to exploration, the unknown, and driven to seek new horizons reflect the element of air. This light, active element reflects the constant presence of transformation and change. Air is said to be most closely connected with the season of spring.
  • 🜂 FIRE [Combat, Hunting, Demolition]
    • Energy, passion, and assertiveness can be found in those who reflect the element of fire. Forceful and primal, fire can be both purifying and terrifying. Fire is said to be most closely connected with the season of summer.
  • 🜃 EARTH [Defense, Organization, Management]
    • A patient, hard working, and nurturing individual best reflect the element of earth. This sturdy, balanced element seeks to bring bring harmony and stability. Earth is said to be most closely connected with the season of autumn.
  • 🜄 WATER [Healers, Shamans, Mystics]
    • Wisdom, endurance, and sensitivity are key traits of those who reflect the element of water. A powerful element, water is capable of being both tranquil and devastating. Water is said to be most closely connected with the season of winter.


History

Tell us about the history of your band and how it came to be! Are they a group of explorers, conquistadors, pilgrims? Where did they meet, what did they do together, why are they hanging around each other? Give us as much or as little as you like. Make sure to update as you go along with all their wacky on-board hijinks and adventures!

Threads

2022

January
Oberyn and Makwaikwe continue their journey south.

February
Having made their way to the Shiloh Hills, Oberyn and Makwaikwe begin looking for a place to settle. By the end of the month, the snowfall increases exponentially.

In the north, a pair of brothers begin their own journey.

  • 16 Feb: Hungry and in unfamiliar territory, two young men discuss what to do and touch on concerns about their futures. (with Elkin and Vannin.)

March
As flooding strikes, Oberyn and Makwaikwe avoid the worst of this. They take advantage of the isolation to recuperate from their long journey.

Elsewhere, the exiled brothers meet a woman traveling with an unusual companion.

  • 1 Mar: After several days of travel and without food, Harley and her companion run into another loner on a hunt. Despite initial wariness, the two Luperci decide to work together. (with Harley Domatri and Elkin.)
  • 5 Mar: Elkin, inspired by a meeting with another Luperci, informs his companions of the land bridge and proposes the trio cross it. They agree. (with and Vannin.)
  • 29 Mar: While examining the waterways, Oberyn and Makwaikwe encounter a pair of brothers from nearby Casa di Cavalieri (with Oberyn Haskel, Makwaikwe de le Poer, Perses and Skoll Stormfast.)

April
Having begun to truly settle in the region, Oberyn and Makwaikwe begin to encounter other like-minded individuals.

May
Having all met, the future members of the Court of Fangs spend the majority of this month still living separately. They team up to hunt and explore occasionally, while taking advantage of the warming weather and food resources to recooperate from the long winter.

June
The group comes together and begins living as a single unit.

July
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August
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September
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October
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November
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December
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Adoptable Characters

Looking to join The Court of Fangs? The following adoptable characters are intended for our Loner Band!

Current Adoptables

Kōna Brier
Portrait
Basics
  • Gender: Male
  • Species: Wolf
  • Date of Birth: 2020
  • Affiliation: Mer Bleue
  • Contract: Relaxed
  • Contact: Raze
Summary

Younger sibling of Nikamew and Maskwa, Kōna -- whose name means "snow" -- was raised in his family's homeland of Mer Bleue, in a tiny feral pack. He knew peacetime between the protection of his parents and his older brother Maskwa, though when the latter departed, Kōna too became curious about what lay beyond the nature reserve.

  • Appearance, personality, and history post-2021 are up to adopter (with discussion).
  • Strongly encouraged to join the Court of Fangs.
  • May be adopted out as a companion NPC with discussion.

Dragonfly
Portrait
Basics
  • Gender: Up to adopter!
  • Species: Wolf
  • Date of Birth: 2020
  • Affiliation: Mer Bleue
  • Contract: Moderate
  • Contact: Mel
Summary

Dragonfly is one of three children from their parent's first litter. Raised in a feral-leaning area, the family unit functioned much like their ancestors. Mer Bleue, though largely isolated, was not cut off from the rest of the world. Stories from and of travelers influenced Dragonfly and their siblings, and when they were older, helped encourage them to set off on their own.

  • Personality and history are up to adopter (with discussion). Character should strive to live a feral lifestyle and may have a bias against coyotes.
  • Player may choose this character's surname from the following: Frost, Longriver, Horne, Prior
  • Must join the Court of Fangs.


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