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Silas Kasper is a wolf from Zion and a former member of the Boreas faction.
Raised in war, he became a soldier and was never allowed to forget that his kin were killed before he was born. He briefly "retired" from combat when a sister from a younger litter had puppies; when she died, he became their father figure.
When Amund Fannar tapped him for a revenge mission, Silas was compelled to go -- but, much to his displeasure, his nephew Zacchaeus was also of age to go to war. Both fought in the Second Boreas Conflict, and Silas notably helped kill Artemisia Eternity in defense of Zacchaeus. However, he could not protect the boy forever; in the final battle, Zacchaeus was killed along with the majority of the Boreas contingent.
After the battle, Silas was enslaved in Salsola by Loki Helsi. Biding his time, he acted the part of a slave for a few seasons until the start of the Inferni-Salsola War -- at which point a fluke allowed him to kidnap Loki's son, Ask Fylgja. With Ask as a briefly-held hostage, Silas escaped Salsola.
Barely holding himself together due to his lengthy captivity and his guilt over his adoptive son's death, he roamed as a loner for about half a year -- until he met a few strangers with some odd beliefs. He was inducted into the Eyes of Omni and listened to their sermons about the apocalypse, finding connections between their fiery visions and the revelations of his own faith. Largely remaining on the fringes of the fanatics' group, Silas did not participate in their heinous acts, though their passion and apparent success bolstered his own ambitions for revenge.
By some twist of fate, Silas ran across an older Ask. Taking advantage of the boy's directionless anger and uncertain memories, he convinced Ask that the pack he'd been stolen from was a cruel one, and offered to escort him back to Salsola to see this for himself. Though neither trusted each other, this was enough motivation for them to travel north together, where Silas managed to track Loki down. Using his enemy's son as a distraction -- the second-to-last face Loki would see before he died -- Silas killed his former slaver and fled before he could be caught.
In the end, all Silas really wanted was to be able to take his kid back home.
- Even-tempered, vigilant, patient, calm; in sharp contrast with his hot-headed nephew.
- Honest, fatherly, gentle, compassionate; took on his role as parent to his sister's kids very well.
- Cynical, vigilant, taciturn, resigned; weary of the world and avoids close bonds to also avoid the pain of losing loved ones.
- Protective, aggressive, ruthless; will not shy from killing others as is his role.
Born in Zion. Raised in war, becoming a soldier, and was never allowed to forget that his kin were killed before he was born. He briefly "retired" when a sister from a younger litter had puppies; when she died, he became their father figure. When Amund Fannar tapped him for a mission of vengeance, Silas was compelled to go -- but, much to his displeasure, his nephew Zacchaeus was also of age to go to war.
The Boreas War
- it was better to know the worst than to wonder
Silas and Zacchaeus rough up Hubert Benedetti and Hermenegild on their way to Salsola.
- [M] So great a sum of sums yet canst not live?
Silas accompanies Zacchaeus when the boy breaks some of Salsola's traps. A fight breaks out with some Salsolans, and Silas kills Artemisia Eternity in defense of his nephew before the Boreas retreat.
- I can see you shiver and shake
Zacchaeus tussles with a young Infernian hybrid until Silas puts an end to the fight.
- I made a fire and I'm watching it burn
Zacchaeus defends the Boreas camp when Everett Ames and his companion venture too close; Silas steps in to drive them away.
- [M] Alone into the valley of the shadow of death
Scouts from Inferni and Salsola are ambushed when they come across the Boreas camp. Silas delivers a fatal blow to Bronx.
- [M] reprisal
The final battle of the Second Boreas Conflict takes place. Zacchaeus is killed by Rafael Salcedo, and Silas is forced to flee for his life.
- In the street the sword will make them childless
Silas comes back for Zacchaeus' body, remembering the burial of the boy's mother. Loki Helsi incapacitates Silas, bringing him back to Salsola to make him a slave. Silas silently promises vengeance.
Slavery and Freedom
- Sparing my neck from their chain
Silas is brought to the Overseer, Weaver Valentine, as a new slave.
- we do not suffer by accident
Young Grievous orders Silas to perform menial tasks.
- Warfare, pain, and murder
Idrieus tests Silas.
- While you sleep
Gentle Violeta visits Silas and asks him about himself.
- If you don't know my name, you'll know it now
Dazed by fever, Silas mistakes Quicksilver for her father.
- [M] to drift or drown upon the seas
Suffering fever dreams, Silas contemplates diving off a cliff into the sea. Idrieus stops him.
- strange days moving on
Silas serves at the Last Supper, as per his duties as a slave. He is pleased to see his nephew's killer was left crippled.
- And the water was different but my head went quiet again
Stjarna joins Silas' hunt.
- in due time their foot will slip
During the Inferni-Salsola War, Silas seizes his chance: he kidnaps Ask Fylgja, killing a fellow slave in the process, and escapes Salsola.
- [M] I'm everything you know, you wonder friend of foe
Silas reunites with fellow ex-Boreas soldier Ragna Eklund, who has joined Mistfell Vale. They catch up, and she invites him to join her in the Vale, but Silas puts off making a decision.
- Flying out of broken soil
Walking through the rain, Silas reminisces over a flash flood in Zion.
- a swarming cloud of wings
Silas meets a curious pair of strangers in the night. They talk about strange beliefs.
- Lakeside Respite
Silas catches a few hours of sleep in the old sawmill near Grand Lake.
- veer or vanish
When a Salsolan comes across his tracks, Silas runs for his life.
- like strangers sheltering from a storm
Silas stops running. He meets Stella Flint and joins the Eyes of Omni.
- We have the answer to all your fears
Weeks after his companions burn Krokar, Silas reunites with an adult Ask Fylgja.
- exchanges existing so long ago
Silas and Ask talk.
- I set the woods to blaze and choked the river up with stones
Silas completes his revenge against Loki.