Clouded Tears

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  1.   1.  History
    1.   1.1  Early History
    2.   1.2  Middle History
    3.   1.3  Late History
  2.   2.  Territory
  3.   3.  Pack Relationships
    1.   3.1  Key
  4.   4.  Culture
    1.   4.1  Family Relationships
    2.   4.2  Laws
    3.   4.3  Customs
    4.   4.4  Traditions
    5.   4.5  Pack Holidays
    6.   4.6  Perceived Culture

Clouded Tears

ColoursGrey (#cccccc) & Light Blue (#9bced1)
Founded ByNirupama Rashmi, Argent Noirci
Founded On8 March 2002
Defunct On1 April 2008

Past Leadership

Past LeadersNirupama Rashmi, Argent Noirci, Darkling Owl, Ashened, Kiriska, Ceres Sadira, Laruku Tears
Past SubeadersKrystine Dragmire, Ashened, Kiriska, Ceres Sadira, Acid, Colibri Soul, Laruku Tears, Piper


Clouded Tears was originally founded by Nirupama Rashmi of Storm, Argent Noirci of Silent Dawn and Krystine Dragmire of Shadowed Stars on March 8, 2002.

1.  History

1.1  Early History

Clouded Tears was founded on the eighth of March of 2002 and was the first new pack to emerge in Bleeding Souls aside from the original three. Though only two founding members are credited, its origins actually involved three wolves, one from each of the original packs. Nirupama Rashmi left her beta position in Storm to become alpha female of Clouded Tears; Argent Noirci left his altester position in Silent Dawn to become alpha male, and Rashmi's mate, and Krystine Dragmire left her post in Shadowed Stars to become their beta.

The newly formed pack settled in lands south of the Storm and Silent Dawn territories and for a while, seemed to be doing pretty well. However, it was not long before tragedy struck. A female bear and her cub had wandered onto territories and the death one of Clouded Tears's new members, Mononoke, resulted. Following this death, the pack organized a bear hunt to destroy the offending creature. Unfortunately, this endeavor ended up being more than a little costly. The bear was killed, but so was the alpha, Argent Noirci. In a horrible twist of fate, Krystine Dragmire also met her death the same night, by the fangs of a stray coyote that had wandered in on all the excitement. Krystine was buried by the aufpasser Kiriska somewhere on packlands while Nirupama Rashmi took her mate's body to Tranquil Springs.

Two months after that, Nirupama Rashmi gave birth to Argent Noirci's children, a litter of three: one unnamed stillborn, one albino female named Argent Rashmi, and one black male named Nirupama Noirci. A wolfess named Ashened was promoted to beta, and Kiriska, to gamma. Sometime afterwards, Nirupama Rashmi visited Silent Dawn to inform Argent Noirci's former pack of his death. However, a misunderstanding with Silent Dawn's alpha, Alorran, led to a bit of bloodshed, and a pack war ensued. This feud led to more than one fight between members of both packs, including one right on Clouded Tears's borders.

While the war was still going on, Nirupama Rashmi, by chance, met her half-brother Darkling Owl. After spending a few days with him, the alpha female of Clouded Tears decided she would go back to her birth pack, Serendipity, to make amends with her past. She left Darkling Owl in her alpha position and the pack. Back in Clouded Tears, members Freak Oriel and Ceres Sadira fought with some Silent Dawn members. The winner was inconclusive, but after the battle Ceres Sadira ran off, and Freak Oriel wandered back into packlands, severely injured, eventually collapsing where Darkling Owl found him.

Owl and several others tended briefly to Freak; then, the newly appointed alpha explained his position to the rest of the pack. Though he promoted Ashened to alpha female alongside him under Rashmi's departing orders, Owl was not readily accepted as a Clouded Tears's leader.

1.2  Middle History

Two months later, Ceres Sadira returned to Clouded Tears to give birth to a litter, conceived by rape by a coyote named Mars. There were four puppies: one stillborn, Azzia Tao, a female, Scarlette Eve, and two males, Acid and Jipurah Naal. Having been absent since her fight with Silent Dawn, Ceres Sadira was unaware of the change in leadership and when Owl appeared at the pack den instead of Rashmi, maternal instincts kicked in. Ceres commanded Salvaged Eternity, a male from Jaded Shadows who had agreed to be her children's adoptive father, to chase Darkling Owl off. The two males fought. In the end, Owl left Clouded Tears, never to return. Ashened remained as the sole alpha with Kiriska as her beta.

Sometime afterwards, a wolfess named Emerald Mist, from Storm, came calling at Clouded Tears. She requested that members Freak Oriel and Ravyn Stormbringer take up on her offer to become betas of a new pack being formed, Celestial Hollow. The pair accepted. Nirupama Noirci, who had looked to Ravyn Stormbringer as his parental figure since his mother's disappearance, went with them.

After discovering the truth about her conception, Ceres's daughter, Scarlette Eve, got into a fight with her mother and left the pack. She returned several months later, pregnant by her own twisted coyote father Mars, and gave birth to a litter of four, only two lived: a male, Nereus?, and a female, Mercury Tao?. Unfortunately, the pair of them wandered off and Scarlette Eve disappeared to look for them.

On the 21st of July 2003, a worn and ragged Nirupama Rashmi returned to Clouded Tears. Kiriska accepted her back. Unfortunately, Ashened and Ceres (who was now gamma) still felt wronged by Rashmi's former abandonment and while they did not kick her back out, made her feel unwelcomed. Eventually in December, Stormy Blackwolf, alphess of Storm, came to invite Rashmi back to her original pack within Clouded Tears. With apologies to the pack she had helped create, Rashmi accepted.

In February the following year, Ceres met a male named Daituki Nasphrite from Storm, who just happened to be Kiriska's brother. She told him of how things had gone badly with Salvaged Eternity, who had since become a serial rapist, and Daituki tried to avenge her; some time afterwards, Ceres gave birth to her second litter, five healthy puppies, by Daituki: three females, Iskata Sadira, Aiji Sadira, and Laika Sadira, and two males, Lisichka Sadira and Adrastos Morpheus. The latter moved to Storm with his father.

Ashened, who had been the lone alpha since Owl's departure, and who had been continually more scarce around packlands, decided to give up her position and leave the pack in Kiriska's hands. As she was leaving, however, Ashened was attacked, raped, and killed by Salvaged Eternity. Kiriska, not long after taking over the alpha position, was raped by the leader of the Inferni clan, Arlo Xyl.

Meanwhile, Ceres Sadira's son from her first litter, Acid, found love in a young femme from Chimera named Colibri Soul. He brought her to Clouded Tears against the wishes of Chimera's alpha, Damian de le Poer. The young couple soon produced Clouded Tears's fifth litter: one stillborn, three females, Acidica Lei, Colicidite Norwen, and Akeni Soul, and two males, Frodo Aci and Maluki Soul. Tragedy struck again when Syliat, Chimera's beta, ventured into Clouded Tears one night, killed two of puppies, Frodo and Colicidite, and took a third, Acidica, back to Chimera with her where she was renamed Fawn and raised away from her remaining siblings.

Kiriska gave birth to a litter of five: four stillborns and one struggling survivor, a male named Laruku Tears. The alphess died not long after giving birth, leaving Ceres, the beta, as alpha in her place, and Acid to take on the beta position after his mother. Acid and Colibri adopted Laruku and raised him as a littermate to their own litter, which was only a few weeks older. Ceres sought revenge for her friend and alpha and killed Arlo Xyl, leaving Inferni leaderless. She later fought and killed Zarah Yasu, Arlo's adoptive mother, who had come to avenge her son. Elsewhere in Storm, Nirupama Rashmi gave birth to another litter, conceived by rape by Salvaged Eternity. She died shortly afterwards as well.

Without notice, Acid disappeared from Clouded Tears, taking a young Laruku Tears with him. Colibri Soul, while devastated, took over his abandoned beta position. Eventually, Colibri Soul took on a new mate - Acid's half brother, Lisichka Sadira. And they had a new litter: one stillborn, two females, Melisande Sadira and Mew Sadira, and a male, Haku Soul. One night, a Inferni coyote named Cinnamon Flower trespassed onto Tears territory looking for a snack. She went for Haku Soul. Colibri defended her child and fought the coyote. Lisichka soon came to aid in chasing Cinnamon off, but not before Colibri Soul hit her head against a rock and lost consciousness. When she awoke, she couldn't remember Lisichka, or her children, or anything else.

1.3  Late History

After half a year's absence, Laruku Tears returned to Clouded Tears without Acid in June 2005. Colibri met him at the borders but had no memory of him. Angry and betrayed, Laruku got into a verbal argument with the wolfess he believed to be his mother and turned to leave. Ceres, however, stepped in just in time and convinced him to stay. Not long afterwards, Colibri was threatened by Ahren de le Poer, Damian de le Poer's son, and vanished from Clouded Tears.

On Laruku's first birthday, Ceres Sadira) told him the truth about his parents. Though bitter and angry at first, Laruku eventually accepted these facts. Later, Ceres took him to visit his real mother's gravesite where they named his stillborn siblings: Ceres Tears, Mauli Tears, Soraiku Tears, and Caliban Tears. Meanwhile, in Colibri's absence, Lisichka took on a new mate, a femme named Konane. Colibri soon returned, her memory mostly restored; ironically, it was Laruku that met her at the borders. Still furious with his adoptive mother, he refused to give her an acceptance decision, but Ceres granted reacceptance to her in the end. Despite his youth, Laruku was promoted to beta some time afterwards.

In late January 2006, Ceres was killed by a large herd animal - a moose or a caribou. Laruku buried her next to Kiriska's grave and ascended to the alpha position. Directly after the funeral, one of Colibri's younger sons, Haku Soul, left Clouded Tears. Additionally, Lisichka, who had continually had disagreements with Colibri's older son, Maluki Soul, faked a suicide and left the pack along with Konane, his new mate. Some time afterwards, Maluki himself disappeared.

Afterwards, a few relatively uneventful (and peaceful?) months followed for the pack until mid-June, when the not-so-new-anymore alpha, Laruku, accidentally kills an Inferni coyote, Janus, in a drunken stuper. This sets off a new period of aminosity between Clouded Tears and Inferni and there are a few small skirmishes before a sudden death on both sides, Hatsu Xiruk from Clouded Tears and Chain from Inferni (a second death for coyotes). These deaths force Laruku and Segodi Mogotsi , the then-leader of Inferni, to confront each other, but while both simply wanted the other to keep his people away from their pack and clan, it seemed that simple avoidance would not solve the conflict.

More fights follow, including one between Nirupama Tsunami of Clouded Tears and Karloff of Inferni, another between Laruku and Karloff, and another between Tainted Fears of Clouded Tears and Gabriel de le Poer of Inferni, the latter of which resulted in Clouded Tears's second fatality. The hostile relations also invited the rape of Tainted Fears's widowed mate, Iskata Sadira, by Inferni's Voltaire Cavil.

On Halloween, Iskata Sadira gave birth to a litter of two: a daughter, Magdalena?, whose father was Tainted Fears, and DaVinci Daite Nasphrite, whose father was Voltaire Cavil. Although violence gradually wanes between Clouded Tears and Inferni, Voltaire Cavil continued to trespass and torment Iskata. Laruku formally confronts Segodi Mogotsi with his intentions to kill Voltaire Cavil and the two kind of settle the "war" with the agreement that the rapist coyote deserved punishment. On New Year's Eve, Voltaire kidnaps both of Iskata's children and brings them to Inferni; Iskata pursues him, followed by Laruku. Laruku manages to kill Voltaire, but not between the coyote throws both Iskata and Magdalena? off a cliff. Assuming his cousin and her daughter dead, Laruku takes the remaining child, DaVinci, home.

The year 2007 opens on that melancholic note and the following months are filled with general uneasiness and unrest although Piper, a long-time member, is promoted to gamma. Iskata Sadira resurfaces, not dead, but without her memories. After an attempt to kill her own son, Laruku Tears banishes her from returning and the wolfess fled to neighboring Storm. On the pack's fifth birthday in March, Laruku calls a meeting; though they gathered, the pack was scattered and quiet, signally a general lack of concern and unity.

Into the spring and summer months, not much improves. Magdalena? also resurfaces, revealing herself as not dead, but disappears not soon after her return, prompting her brother to take off after her. Adrastos, a son of the long dead Ceres Sadira, returns briefly to drop off his daughter, Cercelee, but she disappears not long afterwards. To bring some productivity into the silent pack, Laruku Tears initiates a bridge building project to cross the river in the southwest portion of the territories. This project is successfully completely a few months later.

In July, Kaena Lykoi of Inferni bears three children by Laruku Tears, who has been going through a slow mental breakdown and struggling with a split personality for several months already.

In April 2008, as fire consumed the territory, Laruku ordered the pack's evacuation and disbandment in the same breath, intending to die in the flames.

2.  Territory

Map of Clouded Tears

Stretching over the former Vapor Lake territory as well as a piece of what used to be the Bonefire, Clouded Tears is certainly the most mysterious of the six packlands. The territory is constantly covered in an eerie mist, which is thickest in proximity of the large lake in the center. Around the outer edges of the territory, the mist is nearly imperceptible, and in the scorching heat of summer it can only be found within a small radius of the lake itself. The underbrush within the thickly-wooded territory is lush and punctured with many deciduous trees. It is no longer a great vacation spot, considering it is all burned up.

  • Alpha's Rock

A large, flat grey rock established by Ashened as the rock on which the alpha stands during pack meetings.

  • Best Fishing Spot

The best fishing spot. Ever.

  • Ceres & Kiriska's Graves

The small clearing where Ceres buried Kiriska and her stillborn children. A large, colorful rock with Kiriska's name carved in is erected over the site. Later, Ceres herself was buried across from Kiriska's grave with a similar rock over her resting place.

  • Krystine's Grave

The site of the pack's first beta's grave. It's a small stone marker set against a large oak tree.

  • Haunted Hills

A particularly foggy area of the packlands, it is said that it is easier to communicate with ghosts in this area and that they appear more often there.

  • Hidden Island

A small island in Vapor Lake. Because it almost always shroud by fog, regardless of weather or season, few know of its existence, including many Tears members.

  • Pack Den

A large, roomy den accepted as the official pack den. It was created and first used by Rashmi for her first litter by Noirci. Later, Ceres used the den for both of her litters and Scarlette Eve for her first.

  • Rabbit Warrens

A rather large system of rabbit warrens that Laruku had been keeping track of since around fall 2005. The area is particularly lush and the animals are generally well fed and plump. It is considered good practice to go after the aged or very young animals, leaving the rest to continue breeding.

3.  Pack Relationships

3.1  Key

— 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.

Nirupama Rashmi, founder of Clouded Tears, served in Storm as the Beta Female, and she was very close with longtime alpha Stormy Blackwolf. There was some friction between the two packs when Rashmi came to live in Storm but it wasn't serious business.

Salvaged Eternity and Ceres Sadira were once in a relationship, sort of—he adopted her children by the coyote Mars. However, this relationship broke down, and Salvaged Eternity raped and killed Ashened, though as the woman had already stated she was leaving the lands, there was no fuss about her disappearance and Sal was not punished for it.

Due to Ahren de le Poer's rape of Aiji Sadira, Chimera and Clouded Tears experienced a fair amount of tension, but this never escalated very far. Though Chimera has roots in Silent Dawn, which was a part of the Dawn-TearsWar?, Chimera itself did not inherit much of the direct hostility toward Clouded Tears of its predecessor.

There really wasn't drama between these two; Nirupama Rashmi probably didn't even know Azathoth was around and I don't think anybody really paid attention to Azathoth because they were wrapped up in the drama of an inept alpha and babies and so forth.

Inferni was not friendly with Clouded Tears for a long time; coyotes caused the death of two Tears alphas, and they also engaged in the Inferni-Tears War. Tensions occurred at a few times between these two groups. Most of Clouded Tears wasn't particularly fond of coyotes early on; Ceres Sadira as well as her daughter Scarlette Eve were raped by coyotes. In later years, however, Tears alpha Laruku Tears had children by Inferni leader Kaena Lykoi.

The Dawn-Tears War was the first war of Bleeding Souls, spurred over a misunderstanding regarding the alpha male of Clouded Tears, Argent Noirci's death following a hunt. However, once Silent Dawn was disbanded and Chimera replaced it on the Moaning Wood?, there were still some tensions between the two packs.

I think these two were mostly ambivalent toward one another—once again with the distance. Rurik liked everyone and Syemv was pretty concerned with its falling member count and rotating alphaship and so on and so forth. But Rurik Russo and Laruku Tears had sex once, even if Rurik only kinda remembers it and Laruku wasn't himself and also doesn't remember it (but woke up to the aftermath!) I think.

They had a pretty good relationship, as the founding beta pair, Freak Oriel and Ravyn Stormbringer were from Clouded Tears. The longest-serving alpha of the pack, Nirupama Noirci, was born in Clouded Tears, too. ?

4.  Culture

  • CT smells like poop
  • There were rumors of an alpha's curse for a really long time, because all of the alphas except for Darkling Fail prior to Laruku Tears died at their post.

4.1  Family Relationships

4.2  Laws

  • Poop is good

4.3  Customs

  • You are fined if you disturb the poop

4.4  Traditions

  • Pooping? D:

4.5  Pack Holidays

  • 8 March - Founding Day
  • 20 March - Spring Equinox
  • 21 June - Summer Solstice
  • 22 September - Fall Equinox
  • 22 December - Winter Solstice
  • 29 February - The Great Day We All Pooped

4.6  Perceived Culture

  • CT was a mafia before Inferni
  • And it smells like poop
  • The poop smell drove Maluki crazy

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