Inferni -- Detailed History
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- 1. Written History
- 1.1 Foundation
- 1.2 Family Foundations
- 1.3 Shaky Foundation
- 1.4 Lykoi Dynasty
- 1.5 Fire and Blood
- 1.6 The First Dahlian War
- 1.7 Phoenix Valley Tensions
- 1.8 Tensions Brewing
- 1.9 The Second Dahlian War
- 1.10 Changes in Inferni
- 1.11 Boreas Conflict
- 1.12 Some Kind of Header
- 1.13 Inferni-Cour des Miracles War
- 2. Leader History
- 3. Inferni Specialties
- 4. Former Clan Ranks
- 5. Historical Pack Relations
- 6. Footnotes
Pretty much everything written herein (except where specifically noted) is a part of Inferni's written history -- it's included in a large book kept within the D'Neville Mansion's library, and was written throughout 2011 and 2012 by Myrika Tears.
The Coyote Invasion led to a large number of coyotes entering the Bleeding 'Souls area. Several fights occurred with the appearance of the new species, and many coyotes knew each other from a prior coyote clan, the Darklands Clan in the Salvaje Valley(note). On 24 October 2002, Kaena Lykoi and Yasu Zarah met on Hell's Coast to found the clan together.
From the start, Inferni was difficult to control. The coyotes didn't adjust well to living in a structured society, and Inferni was spread thinly. Members came and left as they pleased, and shortly after the clan's foundation, most of the original members had disappeared. Despite their lack of strength, the clan maintained a fierce and hostile attitude toward wolves.
Early on, however, a wolf was allowed to run with the coyotes despite their prejudice: Zulifer Yfel. He was accepted only because he was the lover of Kaena Lykoi and father to her children. Just a few days prior to the birth of Maeryn Lykoi and Kerberos Lykoi, the clan's first children, disaster struck in the form of a wolf named Salvaged Eternity -- Zulifer was killed.
When Zarah disappeared shortly thereafter, Kaena stepped in as the leader of the clan. She led for a few months, promoting Arlo Xyl (Zarah's adopted son) to the subleader rank. Unfortunately, Kaena proved ineffectual and, still suffering due to the loss of Zulifer, departed from the clan. Her daughter Maeryn's body was found some distance outside of Inferni; her similar appearance to Kaena led some to believe that Kae herself had been killed.
Arlo Xyl, now the clan's leader, raped Kiriska, the leader of Clouded Tears. She became pregnant with his children, but died in childbirth, bearing a single living son, Laruku Tears. The subsequent Tears alpha, Ceres Sadira, hunted down and killed Arlo.
After a brief period of leaderless chaos, Kidorah Talik took up leadership. Inferni flourished and reached new numbers never before seen -- eighteen at its height. A coyote named Segodi Mogotsi was given the third-in-command rank. The pair engaged in a perfectly business-like relationship at first; later, however, Kidorah became pregnant with Segodi's children, and to save face, the two became mates.
Yasu Zarah returned. After being raped, she gave birth to three children -- Layla Xyl, Kyran, and Suki Lykoi. Zarah desired vengeance on Ceres Sadira for the murder of her son Arlo, but realized the unlikelihood of her survival. Her three children were given to Zero, the alpha male of Storm at the time. Their safety assured, Zarah went to her demise.
Kaena returned after eight months of absence, primarily motivated by a desire to find her children and have vengeance herself. Much to her own chagrin, she found herself pregnant with a wolf's children once again -- none other than Ahren de le Poer, son of Chimera's alpha Damian de le Poer, and Thavardo, leader of the Azathoth clan. Therefore, for the second time, Inferni accepted a wolf. That very night, Kidorah, Kaena, and Ahren traveled to Chimera, where they burned Damian's cabin to the ground in a display of bravado and statement of Ahren's new clan.
A bad drought hit, followed by a famine. The coyotes were affected particularly badly, since Hell's Coast was not populated by much prey to begin with. Kidorah and Segodi took the clan to different areas in search of food and water. They discovered that the Yawrah River snaked through the Crystal Caverns in places, and was still a viable source of water.
In late August, Kidorah Talik and Kaena Lykoi each had litters of puppies. Sadly, Kidorah's was half stillborn, with just two puppies surviving: Nyika Mogotsi and Tedros Talik. Kaena gave birth to a litter of eight: Ikatha Lykoi, Baneesh de le Poer, Corona Lykoi, Molochai Lykoi, Vitium Lykoi, Rikka de le Poer, Gabriel de le Poer, and Conway de le Poer (note).
In November, a group of European wolves settled to the north of Inferni. Kidorah relinquished a very small piece of territory to them, and the two groups maintained primarily neutral, standoffish relations thereafter. A Syemv wolf or two trespassed into coyote territory, but were driven back rather quickly.
Segodi Mogotsi and Kidorah Talik began experience problems, and eventually they ended their mateship. Kidorah left the clan frequently and began wandering around aimlessly, questioning her own reasons for coming to the region in the first place. Segodi took the second-in-command rank, Zweiten, in order to keep the clan in working order during her absences.
Ahren remained in Inferni until a lone wolf killed his son, Baneesh. Segodi threw him out on suspicions that the wolf had killed his own child. Shortly thereafter, Ahren encountered Kidorah, informing her of Inferni's events during her absence. She returned and her resumed leadership; however, in the summer, she disappeared entirely and left Segodi to lead the clan.
During Segodi's reign, the ranks were again adjusted, abandoning the ranks Kidorah had established in favor of a new system. The coyotes traveled all the way to the Concrete Jungle to research the new ranks and discovered books on Roman society. Inferni maintained a sizeable membership during this time and was mostly stable. The Inferni-Tears War occurred. It began over what was essentially a very bad drunken accident, and eventually escalated into a few deaths and fighting -- however, it was resolved peacably between Laruku Tears and Segodi before widespread deaths could occur.
In April, Kaena became pregnant again, this time with the children of a mysterious coyote named Astaroth Kimaris. On the sixth of June, Kae gave birth to three children -- Ahemait Lykoi, Samael Lykoi, and Razekiel Lykoi. She raised them with the help of her eldest son, Molochai Lykoi, but left the clan shortly after their birth, isolating them and herself within the Concrete Jungle.
Shortly thereafter, Segodi, too, departed. He left an old friend, Roane Kinsella, in charge. Over the fall, Inferni's numbers had dropped to just six coyotes. Roane found he had difficulty adjusting to a leader rank, and was on his way out of Hell's Coast when he ran into Kaena Lykoi, heading back toward Inferni to rejoin. Roane revealed his plans to abandon Inferni to Kaena, who was more than happy to take up leadership once again.
Shortly after her sudden acension to power, Kaena Lykoi again changed the ranks. She integrated jobs into her ranking system, allowing coyotes to keep their specialty as they advanced in the hierarchy. The pact between raven and coyote began in 2007 with Marlowe and Kaena. Marlowe offered his and his kind's services with scouting in return for a steady supply of food.
She organized an attack on the Aremys pack, primarily motivated by the tiny slice of territory conceded by one of her predecessors. Hollow Nothing, a former member of the clan, approaches her with a proposal, suggesting they drive the canines out. Kaena agrees and assembles Inferni that moment. Thereafter, Hollow and his mate and son lived as a "protectorate" of Inferni, occupying Syemv's former mansion home to the south -- at least until he was mysteriously found slaughtered within his own home.
When Zaets Russo of Aremys shows up and demands an explanation for Inferni's actions in the war, several Infernians are prepared to provide one -- with fangs, of course -- when Vitium Lykoi protests, allowing Zaets to escape. For this treachery, Vitium is ejected from Inferni by Kaena; his Chaos star was slashed over to remind him of his banishment.
Inferni formed a weak alliance with Jaded Shadows, based mostly on Kaena's personal relationship with Fatin Kali -- which, in turn, was sparked by a mutual hatred of Salvaged Eternity. The "alliance" itself never evolved to anything more than the respective leaders helping one another out privately. However, Kaena was able to finally seek her vengeance on Salvaged, and killed him on Hell's Coast.
Kaena also found herself pregnant again -- this time, by the leader of Clouded Tears, Laruku Tears. Kaena delivered four healthy children in July -- Arkham Lykoi, Andrezej Lykoi, Rachias Tears, and Eris Lykoi; however, Eris was of a different father (though this was semi-secret until much later).
Kaena remained active in her role as leader until the end of September, when she began to spend more and more time away from the clan. Towards the end of October, this trend became permanent; Kaena left without a word. Leadership of Inferni then transferred to Gabriel de le Poer, her eldest son and then-subleader.
For several months, the clan's numbers juggled until eventually leaving only relatives bound to each other by blood or mateship.
Several incidents of violence occurred, including an attack on Storm's alpha, Phoenix. More of this strife, however, was internal: Andrezej Lykoi attacks his brother Arkham Lykoi and is subsequently exiled by Gabriel. He continued to cause trouble thereafter, however. Faolin Mogotsi and Gabriel de le Poer had two surviving children -- Ezekiel de le Poer and Talitha Lykoi. Gabriel continues the semi-alliance with Jaded Shadows, albeit as his mother did and primarily via friendship with Fatin Kali.
One night, Gabriel left Hell's Coast and started the fire that consumed Bleeding Souls. This was done at the command of "The Voice." He led his clan out, though in the process they lost several members, including Arkham Lykoi, the leader's half-brother -- who, upon witnessing Gabriel's arson, left abruptly. When Inferni crossed the mountain through a cut, they found themselves the first in the southlands.
Gabriel soon came across a relative, Anselm de le Poer, who assisted him in exploring a territory known as The Waste. Inferni soon claimed these lands and reformed. They began to spy on the wolves in the area and adopted a policy of treating all wolves as hostile, though Gabriel de le Poer sought to eliminate the reputation carved by his mother: Inferni wasn't to engage in child-killing and petty wars over such trifles as a small slice of land ceded years ago. Still, wolves were considered enemies, and trespassing was not to be tolerated.
The causes of the First Dahlian War can be traced to one specific incident: in April 2008, Mew Sadira trespassed and was subsequently attacked by Asphyxia Holocaust. Mew, who was pregnant at the time, had a miscarriage due to the stress of the confrontation. Her brother, Haku Soul, took it upon himself to avenge her. The wolf hunted down and assaulted Asphyxia -- in addition to slaughtering a mother and child of Inferni, leaving them on gruesome display. Gabriel and Anselm found the scene, and thereafter went to Dahlia de Mai and killed two wolves, and thus began the conflict that became the war.
It did not take long for the other wolf packs to learn of the war blossoming between Inferni and Dahlia de Mai; their leaders allied against the coyote clan. Gabriel's father Ahren warned of this matter and offered his assistance as a spy. Gabriel accepted, but did not inform his co-leader or clan. Fatin Kali also provided the same warning -- she had spoken up for Inferni during the meeting, and was departing that night. The Aquila sent his children away with her.
On the first of August, Dahlia de Mai led a full-out attack on Inferni. In the aftermath of the skirmish, both sides realized they had gained a hostage -- Inferni had taken Firefly Sadira, the mate of Haku, and Dahlia had Talitha, Gabriel's daughter. Furious, Gabriel eventually realized that they had reached a stalemate and a little over two weeks later ended the war by trading the two hostages. The packs agreed on a non-aggression pact, but tensions remain thick. In the war's aftermath, personal reasons caused Anselm de le Poer to depart Inferni without any explanation.
After Anselm's departure, Corona Lykoi took up leadership. Jasper de le Poer, half-brother to Gabriel and Corona both, is allowed to join the clan as an outsider despite his wolf blood. Tensions remained high between Dahlia de Mai and Inferni, primarily due to threats of the subleader Haku Soul; however, the agreement between Gabriel and Cercelee, the pack's leader, kept the peace.
Ryan de le Poer, began falling in love with a member of Phoenix Valley, DaVinci Daite Nasphrite. The Phoenix Valley wolf began to trespass intentionally to see her. Gabriel would not stand for this trespassing, and warned the boy repeatedly to stay away. These tensions came to a head, however, when Zana Avaya Lykoi was found wandering alone. Zana was half-sister to DaVinci and of clear coyote heritage (supposedly by Samael).
Due to her mother's irresponsibility, Zana was kept with the clan for two weeks. DaVinci, who had been panicked over his sister's disappearance, found the girl and demanded her return. Gabriel refused, citing the poor parenting she had been receiving. DaVinci left in a huff and returned to Phoenix Valley empty handed. DaVi and Zana's mother, however, Iskata would not accept this answer.
Although blind, she found her way to Inferni and demanded the return of her daughter; Gabriel again refused. When Iskata suggested Gabriel bore responsibility for Faolin's death, the Aquila attacked her in a fury, killing the former Matriarch. He hid the crime and said nothing of the matter, not even after Faolin herself returned (clearly still alive). DaVinci came to Inferni once more, and furious, Gabriel wound up attacking him in attempt to drive him off. Gabriel then went to Phoenix Valley and threatened the Patriarch, Jefferson, which led to a fight. Though no war was ever declared, tensions between the two groups remained high until DaVinci's disappearance.
At some point, Corona left; Ryan was promoted to the rank of Centurion to fill her place. Sadly, Ryan departed from the clan shortly after promotion, presumably following DaVinci to seek life outside of 'Souls.
During the spring, Kaena Lykoi returned, reintegrating herself into the clan's hierarchy. Anselm also returned, as did Samael, who had been presumed dead of sickness. The clan's stability seemed certain, and numbers seemed to improve. In summer, however, a strange lone wolf began smashing bones and other decorations along the border, as well as trespassing onto their land several times. The wolf -- nicknamed "Bastardo" by Anselm -- was caught eventually. He was summarily executed, the honors carried out by Halo Lykoi -- who received a promotion Hydra just after the kill. Kaena Lykoi also succeded Ryan to the second-in-command post, reclaiming the second-in-command position she'd held at Inferni's first inception.
The fall season brought two influxes of new coyotes, most of whom did not stay to see the winter. The exceptions to this would be two familiar faces and two unfamiliar faces -- Rikka de le Poer and Razekiel Lykoi, both children of Kaena, and Cotl Ulrich, a strange Germanic hybrid with a penchant for bodily modification and Snake, a stoic young warrior who quickly rose up in rank. Another, stranger addition to the coyote clan was Vieira Lykoi, not a Lykoi by blood, but a half-sibling of Razekiel and Samael through their father. Though many of the newcomer coyotes were quick to move on, these remained longer than the others, integrating and reintegrating themselves into Inferni once more.
However, the fall also brought tragedy to Kaena Lykoi's life -- in late 2009, she was raped by the the Dahlian wolf Haku Soul. This prompted months of strange behavior from the Centurion; Gabriel's trust in his mother began to falter, and he questioned whether he had been right in reappointing her to leadership. However, when the new year came, Kaena revealed to Gabriel what had happened to her, sparking his fury immediately. He fetched his half-brother Samael and headed for Dahlian territory, unsuccessfully making an attack on Haku's life.
The very next day, Gabriel called together the coyotes of Inferni to declare the Second Dahlian War, reigniting the conflict that had had seemed to end only a year and a half prior. Inferni's numbers began to grow exponentially, and the clan soon found itself with the highest recorded membership -- with thirty-two coyotes, they began to seek vengeance against Dahlia de Mai and Haku Soul.
There are numerous small attacks, but on March 6, the Inferni coyotes lead a larger attack against the wolves. This was met with the Dahlian's retaliation: on April 1st, just a day short of the clan's second re-birthday, Haku Soul and Sicarus de Ericeto lead an attack on the coyote clan -- they burn Harrow Road and the Ravine. Sicarus is betrayed by Haku and left to die; Kaena shows up to attempt to fight Haku, but Halo scares him off.
The fires consume part of the coyote clan's territory; they shift their territory northwards and choose more strategical borders, using the streams and mountains to hold claim to their land. Shortly after the act of arson, Dahlian members band together and formally oust Haku Soul from the pack; his son, Conor Soul, takes over, signifying the end of war.
Following the war, the clan settled somewhat; in July of 2010, however, Haku Soul -- now alone in the world -- returned and dug up the bodies of those killed during the war. He redecorated the borders with them. He is attacked by Kaena, who he defeats, and heads off to kill Gabriel. Gabriel kills him, however, and Kaena lives thanks to being rescued by Jefferson Soul of Phoenix Valley, Haku's half-brother.
Kaena's daughter, Eris Lykoi, returns and starts trouble: this includes a cat-fight with her cousin Halo, as well as posing various other inconveniences to the members of Inferni before abruptly leaving. Kaena's health, meanwhile, begins to decline; she is, at this point, something like a decade and change old, and beat the hell up. In the Snowstorm, she is snowed into her den, and Inferni has to work to dig her out. Shortly thereafter, Gabriel asks her to step down from her position as subleader.
In April of 2011, Gabriel de le Poer himself was caught in a landslide that destroyed the path to Goldsglen Peak, resulting in permanent injury; he steps down from his position, leaving his son Ezekiel de le Poer in his place; for the first time in several years, Inferni's leadership is made up of new Lykoi blood.
While spending time with Talitha de le Poer, Makhesthai Lykoi is killed by two outside hybrids on Inferni's territory. Ezekiel de le Poer comes to his sister's rescue, but not in time to save the boy; this causes Inferni's allowance of coyote hybrids to shift more towards coyote blood.
In September, the AniWaya Conflict strikes the south. In order to capitalize on the tensions and warfare, Inferni raids AniWaya for food and valuables. They are fended off by one of the Tribe's Guardians, but AniWaya's enemy Crimson Dreams is blamed for the raid.
A coyote named Chapel Morte joins Inferni and becomes cause for suspicion; "accidents" begin to happen on clan land after she joins. This eventually culminates in Chapel attacking clan pups with the intention of destroying the "weak" Massacre line. She is killed in retaliation, but Kesho Maisha dies in the attempt, and not long afterward long-time Hydra Hybrid Holocaust dies of his wounds.
In January 2012, relative newcomer Vesper is promoted to Optio.
Near the end of February, Halo Lykoi is attacked at the borders while defending her children. Ithiel de le Poer and Myrika Tears come to her aid, but the Triarii is blinded and so unable to keep her rank.
In March, a lone wolf scout appears at the borders, but he is driven off without violence. Not long afterward, however, two wolves break into clan territory on horseback from the north, riding almost to the D'Neville Mansion. They are fended off, but this attack was merely to test Inferni's strength.
By April, the Boreas Conflict has begun in full-force; there is another attack from the wolves. Aquila Ezekiel de le Poer and his half-brother, Ithiel discuss the attacks and reason that the wolves are a group of warriors from Scintilla, where Gabriel de le Poer was once a general of the coyote army. The Boreas wolves followed Ithiel, his brother Aemon, and Kastra Hunting with the intention of eradicating coyotes from Nova Scotia for good.
Inferni begins construction on archery stands at around this time, so that archers can remain out of reach and somewhat camouflaged while they shoot at intruders.
The attacks continue off and on during the month, and Inferni soon realizes that their close neighbors, Salsola, have also been targeted. The two packs exchange information about the attacks then forge an alliance against the Boreas. They dispatch scouts to find where the wolves have settled, and on the first of May converge on the camp. They kill almost all of the wolves, destroying everything and bringing home spoils.
Relations with other packs begin to shift as a result of the new leadership; notably, Myrika offers gifts (including the surplus of war spoils) to neighboring packs to help relations, and an alliance is formed with Salsola via its new leader, Salvia Eternity.
In April, Liir Altav and Skoll Haskel get in a tussle over a missed hunting opportunity. This leads to Liir attacking Aurelya Shandara. After hearing the news of the attack, Skoll intimidates Vicira Tears to get information about Liir before being chased off. When Silvano Sadira journeys to Inferni and demands Vesper for Liir's punishment, she turns him away, claiming she can not punish him for actions he caused before joining Inferni and will not turn over one of her own. The King returns to Cour des Miracles, but tensions still run high between the two packs.
When the King's son Pascal Sadira turns up missing, his trail ending in the Dampwoods, the Court blames Inferni for his kidnapping. The two packs spend some time to prepare for the oncoming battles, which end up taking place around both Inferni and Cour des Miracles.
After getting sidetracked on a mission, Marlowe de le Poer and Linden Aatte cross paths and begin to organize a final battle between the two packs. Linden reports the suspicious plan to Skoll while Marlowe returns to Inferni. In mid October, Marlowe leads Inferni, while Skoll leads Cour des Miracles, to Halifax. The final battle occurs, but it soon stopped by Silvano and Vesper. Marlowe flees once the battle dies down, with Vesper giving chance. She almost kills him before he manages to make his escape. Vesper exiles Marlowe from Inferni as a traitor for planning the fight behind her back.
All of Inferni's fighters return home, while Vesper and Silvano meet to agree on an armistice. Once Vesper returns to Inferni, she calls a meeting to speak of Marlowe 's exile as well as her usurp of her mate's rank. She names Cartier Inferni her Centurion while she becomes the first non-Lykoi Aquila in years.
|Leaders of Inferni|
|Yasu Zarah (2002)|
|Kaena Lykoi (2002-2005, 2007)|
|Arlo Xyl (2002-2004)|
|Kidorah Talik (2004)|
|Segodi Mogotsi (2004-2006)|
|Roane Kinsella (2006)|
|Gabriel de le Poer (2008-2011)|
|Ezekiel de le Poer (2011-2012)|
|Myrika Tears (2012-2015)|
|Vicira Tears (2017-Current)|
Leaders are bolded.
Zarah - Arlo
Gabriel - Ezekiel
Myrika - Vesper
The "Miscellus" rank was a former Immunes rank that basically held whatever job was too specialized to be a part of the regular ranks (e.g., we used it when we had no idea how else to rank a particular coyote). This rank was essentially replaced with the Sepsarii rank.
Tesserarius (Held by Hybrid Holocaust)
Vexillarius (Held by Razekiel Lykoi)
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- Kaena, Zarah, and RiotYote were played at Wild Wolf Society. Although the two games can hardly be considered part of the same universe (especially these days!) we were a lot less careful about canon and such in 2002. 8B ~ Sie
- YOUNG SIE: REALISM? IN A DROUGHT? LOL. Also I am pretty sure this is where the 6 litter cap came from since I think Mel and I were totes planning to have Ikatha and Banesh played. SIE: RUINING THINGS FOR YOU ALL HAHAH ~ Sie