Iron Mountain, Michigan

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Iron Mountain

Families

Basics

Statistics & Foundation

Primary Map

  • Kingsford

CONTACT

  • Mel (owner, creator)
  • Location: Michigan, United States, North America
  • Status: REQUEST
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Archetype (Group): Hunters, farmers, craftsmen, carpenters, scavengers, traders
  • Foundation: 1990
  • Species: Dogs, Coyotes, Hybrids
  • Luperci: Mixed, more Luperci than not
  • Population: ~180-200+
  • Packs and Leaders:

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Geography
    1.   2.1  Landmarks
  3.   3.  Culture
  4.   4.  Connections to 'Souls

1.  Description

Iron Mountain, Michigan


2.  Geography

A small town surrounded by fields and forests, bordered by the Menominee River. West of this is Spread Eagle Barrens State National Area, through which the Pine River flows. Several smaller lakes are found throughout the area, including the largest in the eastern region.

2.1  Landmarks

  • Timberstone: A former golf course. Claimed by the Cynald pack, they live communally in the remnants of the clubhouse and raise livestock on the grounds. Their reach spans north to Rivers Bend Campground and sprawls east to make use of Lake Antoine. The more overgrown places provide areas to hunt, and are especially frequented by wild turkey and feral swine. The Cynald Luperci are most well-known for their blacksmithing and trade in materials like charcoal.
  • Pine Grove: This former country club was quickly siezed by the coyotes who first found it. Considered powerful and dangerous, the Selvaggia pack still remains very coyote-heavy, emphasizing intelligence and cooperation in its ranks. In this theme, the pack has continued to spread its claim and replant trees and brush meant to attract wildlife. This has paid off -- now reaching to encompass Iron Mountain Park and Crystal Lake, and finding easily-defined borders in the city streets, the Selvaggia pack has the largest in-city frequency of deer.
  • Pine Creek: This claim belongs to the Gittel pack, dogs who have focused their energy on becoming farmers and ranchers. Nearly butting up against the Selvaggia pack claim of Pine Grove, tensions have long existed between the two groups and led to unfriendly relations. These Luperci are well known for raising horses, livestock, their talent for carpentry and ability to fashion wheels.
  • Tent City: It's not hard to find, but few like to visit. A collection of ramshackle shelters and always-burning fires, there's no official claim by anyone -- the people who live and pass through here are loners for one reason or another, often those exiled from or unable to join the neighboring packs. Some have started their own families, though often are forced to travel long distances to find food and other supplies.
  • Millie Hill Mine: An abandoned mine home to the largest bat hibernacula in the Midwest.
  • Ford Airport: Along the bend of the Menominee River exists a massive, barren place where metal and bone are easily found. The airport is not exceptionally large but its expansive open area has made it easy to find. This place has become host to annual gatherings where groups are encouraged to meet in neutrality. Grievances are aired, conflicts resolved, and bargains and agreements often struck between individuals and pack leaders.

3.  Culture

Iron Mountain is a place that puts value on belonging – family names are of importance, as are standings within packs. Canines become known for their deeds, good or bad, and this will reflect heavily on their home. As such, the emphasis to do better than others and to avoid casting ill-light upon ones group or name is strongly emphasized. The canines of Iron Mountain are mostly hard-working in whichever field they go into, though deviations crop up every now and again.

  • Morals and Ethics

There is an emphasis on the group as opposed to the individual.

  • Spirituality

Varies between groups – some are highly spiritual, others are completely atheistic.

  • Bias and Prejudices

Varies between groups. Loners are looked down upon with suspicion, and often blamed when things go wrong. Many a rogue will find themselves chased away from the area for reasons real or imagined, and some join less “elite” groups in order to avoid this hassle.

  • Laws and Crimes

Overall, typical canine social-norms apply – trespassing, stealing, and the like are often dealt with harshly. Individual groups tend to carry out their own standards of justice internally; corruption and favoritism may allow more grievous crimes to go without punishment.

  • Species
    • Dogs (extremely common) most frequently reflect the more popular breeds of the area. These include Labrador Retriever, American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, and various other terriers -- these are diluted, though certain families may try and encourage strains of these to become more prominent.
    • Coyote Subspecies
    • Wolf Subspecies:
  • Language

Everyone speaks English, though a few may know other tongues.

4.  Connections to 'Souls

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