The Fir-Chlis Family

The Fir-Chlis Family, of Menel




  • Species: Dog-dominant hybrid (Dog, wolf, coyote)
  • Family Origin: Old Caledonia (Manitoba)
  • Surname: Scottish Gaelic, "Northern Lights"
  • Naming Conventions: Often words in elvish (Sindarin, others)
  • Languages: English

Statistics & Foundation



Note: Old Caledonia and the Menel clan & its god were created by Amanda.

The Fir-Chlis family are mostly herding type dogs with some other heritage mixed in. Most of them lived in Old Caledonia, known to them simply as Caledonia, until it was destroyed in 2019. They are from the Menel clan, and over time they came to be in charge of taking care of the clan's livestock.

When Old Caledonia was destroyed in early 2019, many of the family members died. Some escaped, and a few were already out of the area and survived simply from being absent. Arran Fir-Chlis found some other refugees and was a founding member of the Loner Band named New Caledonia. The loner band became a pack that was also called New Caledonia. Since then, there have been several litters born.


As members of the Menel clan, the Fir-Chlis family officially worships their two-headed god, Valleui and Valleuar. The strength of the belief varies from canine to canine, and family members are supported if they choose to follow a different religion or no religion at all. Until the most recent generation, the majority of the family had stuck to their herding roots, choosing occupations that involve caring for livestock. Just like with religion, they do not discourage members from choosing other professions.

Overall, they're an easy-going family with a lot of energy to spend herding sheep around. They are often not monogamous, though some may also choose to be; either way they are generally faithful to the relationships they define. They respect and accept all genders and all consensual relationships with the exception of incest.

Influence & Influences



Family Members

* Died during the destruction of Old Caledonia

First Generation

  • Rhavan Fir-Chlis x Huorn — 18 June, 2012
    • Lacho Fir-Chlis, Malthen Fir-Chlis, Laew Fir-Chlis
  • Rhavan Fir-Chlis x Naur — 18 June, 2012
    • Lind Fir-Chlis, Pathu Fir-Chlis

Second Generation

  • Lind Fir-Chlis x Las * — 18 June, 2014
    • Valin Fir-Chlis *, Meril Fir-Chlis *
  • Lind Fir-Chlis x Edhel * — 24 June, 2014
    • Gannel Fir-Chlis
  • Elen * x Lacho Fir-Chlis * — 27 September, 2015
    • Norna Firchlis *, Geil Fir-Chlis

Third Generation

Fourth Generation

Fifth Generation

Family Through Adoption, Mateship, Etc.

Defining Features

Physical Characteristics

Generally, Fir-Chlis family members strongly resemble their herding dog heritage, appearing like border collies, rough collies, and australian shepherds. Many are on the smaller side due to the lack of genetics from larger canines. More recent generations may show other breeds as well as more wolf or coyote features than previous ones now that they have spread out further from their homeland.


Blue and brown eyes are often seen, along with some green. Other colors are possible as well, although there don't tend to be red, pink, or purple eyes. Various forms of heterochromia are common.


For Fir-Chlis family members who still have strong dog genetics, merle patterns are common. They also have some other breeds whose patterns appear, such as catahoula leopard dogs. The majority of them don't show wolf or coyote patterns. The colors are highly varied.

Categories: Dog | Fir-Chlis | Hybrid | Myst | Wolf