The Blackrust Family    



Statistics & Foundation


  • Creator: Sunny
  • Species: Dog
  • Family Origin: Boston
  • Family Name: Blackrusts typically have first names reminiscent of "the dogs of old" (pet dogs).
  • Archetype: Rowdy, rough junkyard dogs
  • Status: Active, Small
  • Statistics: 11 total | 3 active
  • 'Souls: LN, SP
  • Worldwide: Northern Boston
  • Languages: English

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Family Members
    1.   1.1  First Generation
    2.   1.2  Second Generation
    3.   1.3  Third Generation
  2.   2.  Defining Features
    1.   2.1  Physical Features
  3.   3.  Culture and Homeland
  4.   4.  History

The Blackrusts, a once-large family of hardened street-wild dogs thriving in Boston, are now just one of the many fragmented families and gangs that remain in the modern day. With Biff and Brandy, the family has started anew in Canada, although some vestiges were left behind.

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1.  Family Members

Order of litters is read left to right.

  • Bold indicates that this character passed on the Blackrust name.
  • Strikethrough indicates that this character is dead.
  • Italics indicates that this character is not actively played.
  • Δ indicates an open character.

1.1  First Generation

  • Fang Blackrust x Brandy
    • Rocky Blackrust
    • Riley Blackrust
  • Fang Blackrust x Brandy
    • Dixie Blackrust
    • Diesel Blackrust
    • Diamond Blackrust

1.2  Second Generation

1.3  Third Generation

2.  Defining Features

The Blackrust family is pure dog, something that is a source of pride for them. Having carved out their place in the world amidst the likes of wolves and coyotes along with the other gangs of Boston, they've been able to maintain their dog heritage for generations.

2.1  Physical Features

The Blackrust family runs rather large, having descended from heavyset working-group dogs such as the Doberman, Rottweiler, Beauceron, Pitbull, Akita, mastiffs, St. Bernards, and other various dog breeds. They tend to be thick, sturdy, and boxy, with floppy ears and short, yet coarse fur. Doberman and Rottweiler coloration is common, although other influences can cause other coat patterns.

3.  Culture and Homeland

  • The Blackrust family was born in Boston, and so most of the early generations have learned the ways of the streets early on. Cities are regarded fondly.
  • Humor, freedom-love, and a somewhat carefree attitude run in the Blackrust family - but so do vulgarity, aggression, and a rough, raucous nature.
  • Wolves and coyotes are often seen as pretentious or elitists owing to their serious natures and wild packs. However, they are not treated poorly (but perhaps laughed at).

4.  History

From the pet dogs of Boston grew the Blackrust family as well as countless other families that quickly claimed a portion of the metropolitan area for dogs, and no one else. The Blackrusts were known for their tough nature, partly owing to their heritage of large, hardy dogs, strong in a way distinct from wolves and coyotes that they had driven from their home.

Due to the smaller nature of dogs, small game was enough to sustain the dog bands of the city, and ventures into the nearby forests for larger prey was common. The city provided its own, too, in the form of valuable scavenged goods to be used for trade. The dog gangs, although having periods of peace, also had periods of high tensions - things grew to a head in late 2012, when scraps over hunting rights, territory, and scavenging rights were heard of nearly every week.

Fang, the first of the Blackrusts to recognize their family line and create a name for themselves, had created a formidable gang of Blackrusts and other mutts from other families alike. When he had passed on, his title passed on to Diesel, his strongest son. However, with tensions running high within the city as a drought rendered prey scarce, Diesel struggled to retain his band's status, and the instant it was recognized as weak, war broke out amongst the dogs.

The war was short and brutal - the dogs, having been angered and weakened already by hunger, quickly tore each other to shreds in frustration. Many of the city's dogs, including a large portion of Diesel's band, died or fled in the ensuing fights. Eventually, whether from weakness or grief of their lost ones, the dogs ceased to fight.

Only slightly more than half of the city dogs remained, and though tensions were thick in the following months, eventually with less competition and increasing resources, relations between the bands grew more friendly. Diesel, as well as the remainder of his siblings, spread out among the quadrants, eager to forget their losses and start again.

Diesel eventually settled down with a dog of an opposite band, Dixie, and rebuilt what was left of his band after the start of his new family. When the band grew large and strong enough to help their children grow, Diesel and Dixie left the city to live a more peaceful life in the neighboring forests.

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