Casa di Cavalieri is a Luperci-dominant pack that lays claim to the northeastern half of Whisper Beach. The heart of Casa is Fort Kingsbury, where all members reside in their quiet cottages or in private rooms in the gallant Courthouse. Kingsbury is protected by a large stone wall, which provides a secluded, undisturbed mood unique to the Knight pack. Casa di Cavalieri contains rich forests, alluring old human towns, and a valuable claim to the Bay of Fundy.
The pack was founded by Jazper Rhiannon-Knight and Anann Kelevra after the course of the AniWaya Conflict to remedy the need for a central group of protectors. The founders believed that by creating a group of skilled fighters, they could deter and potentially prevent the devastation caused by future threats. Consequentially, Casa's culture is centrally militaristic, and members are expected to train regularly and be able to fight effectively in battle.
Casa's ranking system is made up of five tiers (excluding youth and leadership), ranging from general members to knights to an elite council consisting of five skilled representatives. The pack is charged by two leaders of equal power, the Sole/Sola and Lune/Luna. Cavaliers can not advance past mid-rank unless they have combat abilities. Casa is a place of morals and they seek to do the right, but they are not above killing to keep the peace and serve justice. Education and family are also building blocks of the pack's structure.
Scent: Metal, sea salt, forestry, and horses.
Welcome: Warriors, Healers, Diplomats, Equestrians, Hard Workers, Heroes, Combat Trainees
Unwelcome: Thieves, Trouble Makers, Murderers, Addicts, Hermits, Liars, those of low-morals
Shortly after a raid on Crimson Dreams by new Aniwayan leadership (AniWaya Conflict) Jazper Rhiannon-Knight traveled to Cour des Miracles to seek help from his friend Anann Kelevra. During this conversation they discussed the need for a large group, or pack, which could be called on in such a crisis. Jazper quickly decided that he would begin to recruit for such a pack and encouraged Anann to consider joining him in leadership. .Anatoliy Russo also joins the conversation. After many weeks of individual thought and searching for pack land Anann and Jazper made their way together to Whisper Beach. During the scouting trip the pair ran across Rurik Ivonov, Dixie-May Jackson and her friend Wayne McCoy. Dixie-May, having lived in the area for a good amount of time, suggested a place for the pack to settle. Dixie, Wayne and Rurik remained at the Fort, which they dubbed Kingsbury, and continued to make the Courthouse livable . After a week had passed Jazper returned to the Fort and called all potential members to begin marking the territory , thus opening Casa di Cavalieri officially.
Casa di Cavalieri was originally founded with the intent that the group would be protectors of the peace, and that ideal is the foundation of Casa's militaristic system. All members are required to train on a regular basis, therefore spars and weaponry are commonplace within the pack. Casa has an armory made available to all members of the pack, and it is encouraged that Cavaliers become skilled with a variety of different techniques and weapons to use in battle. War-horses are an essential element to Casa's battle-ready population. Horses are bred selectively to create the best of the best and trained from a very young age to be ridden into war and even assist and guard their riders in combat. Every Cavalier ranked as a knight or higher is expected to be able to defend themselves no matter their specialization, effectively making the near entirety of Casa a battle-ready army.
Education and Skills
Despite their militaristic nature, Casa's culture also respects the necessity for education and a wide variety of skill. Once old enough to walk and talk children are assigned a mentor to teach them the ways of Casa as well as assist them in training and education. Family is held in high respect within the pack, and parents are expected to rear their children with kindness as well as a firm hand. Children are essential to the Cavaliers and seen as future leaders; they are taught to be not only physically prepared for every possibility, but mentally as well. Skills are commodities within Casa, and members are encouraged to broaden their knowledge to expand past weapon-wielding and battle-readiness. Tailors, scholars, blacksmith, carpenters, hunters, and a variety of other skilled Luperci are welcome and valued within the community of Casa.
Honorable and Justice-seeking
Casa di Cavalieri was founded with an intent to protect the weak and fight for peace, and that stands strong still within the pack. Cavaliers are expected to be honorable men and women and do what is right to achieve justice. Casa has since evolved from the original ideal of founders such as Jazper, and are no longer afraid to kill should it be necessary to hold the peace and protect what is necessary. This change in Casa can be seen most prominently throughout both Syndicate Conflicts, when the pack chose to execute a pair of trespassers rather than hold them or release them [M] and then in 2017 wiped out the entirety of the group [M]. Consequentially, Casa has come to appear more formidable and capable than ever before.
The Brotherhood is an elite group of Luperci banded together with the charge to defend Casa di Cavalieri at any cost. Each member undergoes a special vigil and takes an oath to protect the pack. Each member of the Brotherhood specializes in a form of defense, from blunt weaponry to archery to warhorses, and the group will be called upon to defend Casa as well as Casa's allies. In the event of war, meetings are held in order to make decisions on who the Brotherhood should support. All members of the Brotherhood are ranked First Officer or above and carry high prestige within the pack.
3. Pack Relationships
-- Actively warring or recently warring or otherwise experiencing conflict. -- Poor relationship. It's pretty clear these guys don't like each other much. -- Neutral. -- Good relationship, but no official alliance. -- Officially allied.
→ Salsolans are to be treated with guarded respect and healthy suspicion
2011:Peace offering accepted in 2011.
2013: After Salsola's practice of slavery was discovered by Alistair Callow-Knight, Sebastian Auditore was sent to spy on the secretive pack and was discovered shortly after he departed, taking two slaves with him in his attempt to escape. A short skirmish between Salsola against CdC and New Dawn followed, with CdC ending the day victorious.
February 2016:Alistair Callow-Knight is captured by Salsola after being tricked into tripping over their borders. Salsola holds the Sole for ransom, and CdC is forced to sacrifice two of their horses, Prancer and Spirit, in order to have their leader returned to them. This creates further tensions between the two packs.
X'yrin Exultare and Jazper had a strong friendship and warrior bond but Alpha male Jaden Ohanzee caused problems with Casa in the past. After his apology and announcement of a wish for peace and friendship between the packs he was granted a second chance, and the relationship between Casa and Sangi'lak remained neutral.
Jazper Rhiannon-Knight, the alpha of Casa, and some of his members went on a trading trip with Skye Collins and some of her members to trade with CdM and AW. Shortly after, they decided to have an official alliance, and held a ball to celebrate the occasion. Skye and Jazper also have pups together, though this information is not widely known to members.
Packs have exchanged gifts and many members have friendships between the packs. Fayne, Palaydrian Soul and Tharin Lupei stayed in Casa for some training. New Dawn housed members of Casa during conflict with Salsola in 2013. Zalen and Jazper share a bloodline and hope to continue their friendship.
June 2014: Casa di Cavalieri and New Dawn entered into an official alliance with the mateship of Callum Knight and Veyra Damaichu. They had a ceremony and feast to celebrate the occasion.
January 2015:ND calls for assistance due to a sickness, Luca Knight and Alistair Callow-Knight are sent on behalf of Casa to the aid of ND with herbs, blankets and food.
Offering of peace was made (2011), Jazper was invited to stay and experience some of their culture as a Guest of Honor. CdA and Casa traveled to Aniwaya to trade during their trade mission and was received well. Hadley has become the official ambassador having spent time in the tribe and assisted with their agricultural project.
Cavaliers are permitted to chase off and attack members of this pack if necessary or provoked. (This is IC law - Do not attack another character without OOC consent.)
Peace offering accepted (2011). In 2013, both packs came close to war when Anathema's practice of slavery became evident after Maxen Ganesa took Leon Hughes, a friend of Sebastian Auditore, as a slave. Relations are strained and CdC members may freely interrogate any member of Anathema, they may attack if member is found with a slave.
Spring 2014: New leader Kentaro Lykoi talks peace with Jazper Rhiannon-Knight. An agreement is reached and tensions are eased, but the peace is still little more than tenuous for some members of CdC.
August 2015: Anathema attacks New Dawn- Casa's allies- with no clear reason. After a bloody battle and many casualties, New Dawn is scattered and disbanded.  Casa's Brotherhood march to Anathema in an attempt to confront the offenders, but they are intercepted by a portion of Anathema's attack party. Conflict arises.  At this point, Casa is at war with Anathema.
March 2016:Aeron Ganesa usurps the previous leader of Anathema and instigator of the attack on New Dawn- Kentaro Lykoi. She send a message to Casa seeking peace in a meeting.  Casa's leaders attend the meeting and let Anathema know that no peace has been achieved.  As a last attempt to find neutrality, Aeron cuts off Kentaro's hand and offers it to Casa's leadership.  Casa accepts, but has yet to forgive Anathema for their actions. While no longer actively warring, the two packs are still very much at odds and tensions are high.
2013:Lola seeks to become the ambassador to Inferni. She, along with Alistair Callow-Knight meet and talk with Vesper, a coyote he has met previously just before the tensions with SL arose.
Spring 2014:Alistair Callow-Knight and Lola visit Inferni's borders to investigate a claim of an attack on a member of CdA by a member of the coyote pack. Myrika Tears meets them with neutrality, and as the attacker is unnamed no justice is dealt. Alistair warns Myrika against future attacks on CdC-allied packs.
Summer 2014: Leaders of Inferni decline the invitation for the leader's feast hosted in CdC. They send emissaries, instead including: Kaena Lykoi and Gehenna Asylum. They are received with neutrality and the other leaders note Vesper and Myrika's absence with mixed reactions.