Krokar

Krokar

Symbol

Colours

Kraken Blue (#057D9F)
Seaglass (#61D7A4)

Demonym

Krokaran

Acronym

KR

Founded By

Lucille, August Cormier

Founded On

July 10, 2014

Past Leadership

Former Leaders

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Former Subleaders
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Krokar was originally founded by Lucille and August Cormier on July 10, 2014. The group formed when a pair of dog mixes came across coydogs and wolfdogs while looking to trade. They banded together due to their shared fishing heritage, teaching each other new techniques and skills to strengthen their combined knowledge. Krokaran culture revolves heavily around a lifestyle that thrives through fishing, animal husbandry, and trading. The pack society is sociocratic in nature, meaning that the well-being of Krokar is governed by a trusted council under the Captain, who discuss and reason together until a final decision is found.

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  History
  2.   2.  Membership
  3.   3.  Culture
    1.   3.1  Basic Culture
    2.   3.2  Customs
  4.   4.  Territory
    1.   4.1  Subterritories
    2.   4.2  Ranks
  5.   5.  Pack Relationships
    1.   5.1  Mainland Packs
    2.   5.2  Peninsula Packs
  6.   6.  Former Pack Relations

1.  History

Some of the Krokaran have known each other for quite a while. Several members are descended from dogs that belonged to fishermen while others learned to fish by trying different techniques they saw in scavenged books. The group formed when a pair of dog mixes, Aster and Briar came across coydogs Claude and Pepper, and wolfdogs Gavin and Taseko while looking to trade. They banded together due to their shared fishing heritage, teaching each other new techniques and skills to strengthen their combined knowledge.

Eventually, Aster and Briar had a litter of four puppies: Tybalt, Finlay, Gus, and Eliza, increasing their numbers. They, along with the rest of the group's members, passed down their shared knowledge of fishing, trading, and animal husbandry. All pitched in to help the group survive and groom the next generation of Krokar, gaining the huntress Iroquois in the Summertime.

In October 2012, Aster, Briar, and Tybalt were away on a trading trip when the hurricane struck. Tybalt survived while his parents did not. Gus was away as well, exploring a new shoreline when he came across Lucille, whose ship also fell victim to the hurricane. The two eventually made their way back to Gus's family, only to learn of the death of his parents. Despite the loss of two of its members, the group had to move forward, gaining Hazel as a member, and she quickly found her place with the livestock and Gavin's caribou.

They continued trading and fishing until 2014 when their rivers flooded, driving them from their homes and forcing them to resettle elsewhere. Having traveled through the area, Gus and Lucille knew a good spot and the group decided to move there while looking to bolster their numbers. Some have moved already while others are still working on salvaging their old homes to bring those supplies to their new home.

See our History page for more information.

2.  Membership

Current

Former

Characters born here

Founding Members

3.  Culture

3.1  Basic Culture

The culture in Krokar is based around fishing, trade, and animal husbandry. Everyone is expected to pitch in in some manner. If a member is afraid of water, that's okay because there are tasks with trade and the animals that don't require even getting in a canoe, except possibly for a quick trip across a river. Many members believe in a form of animism, where all creatures and resources deserve respect. There are varying degrees of belief, from basic superstition to belief in a water goddess. Other religions that don't involve animal sacrifices are welcome, as are no beliefs at all.

Krokar is Luperci dominant, and accepts all species. Non-shifters are also welcome, although they will be somewhat limited, only because hands are required for many jobs like building, tailoring, etc.

3.2  Customs

Festival of Luck

This spring festival celebrates a new year of trading and traveling is about to begin. Springtime marks the period of good fortune and luck to be brought to the pack once again.

Celebration of Achievements

The summer is the nicest part of the year, so it's time for some caribou races and the annual "Sink or Swim" contest where every Krokaran is invited to test their skills at building a water-worthy vessel from scratch specifically for this event.

Harvest Festival

In the fall, after the crops are harvested for the year, thanks is given to the gods for those who believe, and everyone else simply celebrates another good season.

Winter Feast

A celebration to keep things alive during colder months, which includes ice fishing, feasting, bonfires, and general merrymaking.

4.  Territory

Krokaran packlands encompass the northeast side of the River of Fire area and the eastern loop of Saint John's Chokehold. Their territory is home to several tributaries, an island, and two lakes, which are the main landmarks. Surrounding the lakes is dense forest that stretches north and west. On the sandy shore of the southern lake lies Fiskebyn, the Krokar village, and Aster's Fields, which house a stable and a barn with a chicken coop and also serve as grazing for the livestock.

Old remnants of human activity are slowly being reclaimed by the land, but the city of Elsipogtog, known in Krokar as the Ruins of Tog, still exists in the form of crumbling buildings. Surrounding the Ruins of Tog is what used to be farmland, which is now also overgrown and starting to be reclaimed by the forest. The Miramichi Wilderness makes up the eastern part of the territory, which consists of forests and fields, while The Murkwood flanks their territory to the west.

See the Territory page for more information.

4.1  Subterritories

Moosehead Lake

  • Fiskö: A small island located on Moosehead Lake just off the shore of Krokar's northwest territory.
  • White Birch Stand: A large swath of birch trees makes up what was once a nature reserve walkway.
  • Fox Earth Hill: A gently sloping hill which has been favoured by red fox families.
  • Broken Bifrost: An old mill that is nearly ready to collapse into the small lake it has formed.
  • Tuktu Lodge: A lodge with supplies for hunting, trapping, and leatherworking.
  • Great River Crossing: A main crossing point for Krokarans to reach the westernmost territory.
  • Hallow Crossing: An old concrete bridge crossing a swift river.
  • The Murkwood: A floodplain forest filled with berries and herbs.

River Of Fire

  • Firelight Hollow: A dense forest area west of Fiskebyn, part of which is fenced in for the caribou.
  • Black Lake: A larger cold lake shaded by trees.
  • Echo Caves: A system of caverns located in Black Lake. Pack members can dive down to them and surface inside.
  • Piren: Docks and storage on the shore of Black Lake.
  • River of Fire: A slow moving river that reaches Black Lake.
  • Sister Lake: A smaller lake south of Black Lake.
  • Fiskebyn: The main village where Krokaran live. It is a mix of cottages and luperci-made houses.
  • Aster's Fields: Grazing fields for livestock.
  • Briar Patch: Farm fields that are being reclaimed by wilderness.

Miramichi Wilderness

  • The Swamp: A murky swamp just north of the Ail Po Farm, with water the color of tar.
  • Knee High Village: A village of foot-tall houses in the Miramichi Wilderness.
  • Miramichi River: A slow moving river with several branches.
  • Beaver Dam Pond: A small offshoot of the Miramichi River has been dammed by beavers.
  • Parlay House: A guest house located at the edge of the territory.
  • Riverbend Orchards: Overgrown fruit tree orchards and a pumpkin patch.
  • Stora Kvarnen: A sturdy wood and stone mill.
  • Ail Po Farm: A dilapidated barn that is home to a feral cat colony.

Ruins of Tog (Elsipogtog)

  • Artist's Alley: An old underpass that served as a former skatepark and graffiti graveyard.
  • Elsipogtog Elementary School: A brick, single story school building.
  • St. Anne's Church: A crumbling, old catholic church.
  • Star-Tex: An old Texaco gas station and chop shop in one. Many car parts, tools, wheels, and miscellaneous paraphernalia can be found here.
  • The Bunker: An old bunker built into a hill with a wooden door.

4.2  Ranks

Ranks are loosely based off the hierarchy of a ship, with five tiered paths focusing on Trade, Production, Foundation, Exploration, and Defense. Advancement occurs through gaining co-ranks.

5.  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.

5.1  Mainland Packs

Salsola

Although tensions exist between individual members, Salsola and Krokar remain neutral to each other due to their mutual interest in trade.

OOC ASSUMPTIONS: Little is known about Salsola. Krokar members are welcome to establish relations or organize trades with caution.

Relevant Threads

Sapient

Krokar has been involved with Sapient since it was first established. They have one official trade accomplished between them, and currently maintain an exchange of information through Sapient's diplomat and founding member, Akantha and Krokar's Semini.

OOC ASSUMPTIONS: All KR/SP trades and general relationships should be common knowledge among Krokar members, and newer members can assume to have been informed of their northern neighbors. Diplomatic relations with SP should build off what is already known and seek to further the established bond between them.

Relevant Threads

5.2  Peninsula Packs

Inferni

Krokar has no official relationship to Inferni and has not extended trade to their pack.

OOC ASSUMPTIONS: Not much is known about the coyotes to the south. Krokarans are warned to exercise caution after Taseko was attacked by one of its members. With the CdM/IF war, Krokar members may assume greater sympathy for CdM because of KR/CdM relations.

Relevant Threads

Cour des Miracles

Krokar extended relations to the Court by Semini's initiative in the summer of 2015. Semini's contact, Mara, was the Court's diplomat and Baroness until she departed in early 2016.

OOC ASSUMPTIONS: Krokar members can assume to have heard of Cour des Miracles and are encouraged to trade with its members.

Relevant Threads

Anathema

After the devastating attack on New Dawn and it's following disbandment, Krokar members were warned to be on their guard with any Anathema members.

OOC ASSUMPTIONS: Trade has been unofficially barred with the 'misfits' and Krokaran are encouraged to ignore/avoid Anathemans.

Relevant Threads

Casa di Cavalieri

CDC/KR Blurb

OOC ASSUMPTIONS:

Relevant Threads

6.  Former Pack Relations

New Dawn

Positive relations were formed shortly after Krokar established itself in the Mainland territories, when August Cormier & Taseko visited New Dawn and met with Raeka Damaichu and Kiara Amarok -- New Dawn's Alpha and Omega respectively. Ties were further strengthened through trade agreements and Krokaran support during a mysterious illness and following the spring floods in 2015. Krokar was deeply affected and unnerved when the pack was attacked and forcibly disbanded.

  • Relevant Threads
  • Lilith Fairbreeze visited New Dawn on long trade trip and was greeted by Altair Amarok. She was informed that her goods were a bit too humanized for the pack, but the interaction was positive and further strengthened pleasantries between the two packs.
  • October 2014: While out foraging, Milos and Hazel stop a New Dawner from hunting their caribou. Milos quickly discovers recognizes the wolf as Lyris Stryder, someone he met before joining Krokar. i am jack's smirking revenge
  • January 2015: Milos travels to New Dawn after deciding to offer assistance to those who have been afflicted with the illness. He reconnects with Lyris at the borders. medicine man
  • March 2015: After the rains subside and repairs in Krokar are started, Ciara, Grizzer, Conan, Aindrea Donovan, and Milos decide to help out where they can in New Dawn and are met by Fayne. helping hands

AniWaya

Relations with AniWaya started more slowly than those with their fellow Mainland neighbors, due primarily to the distance between the two packs. But once a bond was established, thanks to the quick friendship of Krokar's Eliza Cormier and AniWaya's Galilani Adahy, the two packs nurtured a friendly and mutually beneficial relationship. Talks of expanding the livestock breeding program previously developed with Vinátta to AniWaya were started but the tribe disbanded before plans could be put into play.

  • Relevant Threads

Midnight Shores

Overall, relations with Midnight Shores were pleasant, trade was encouraged, and discussions for a future meet-up between the two packs' leaders had even been arranged to discuss a potential alliance. Unfortunately, Midnight Shores' untimely disbandment in December 2016 has dissolved all future plans.

  • Relevant Threads

Vinátta

There was no official alliance between the two packs, but their similar values made Krokarans and Vináttans compatible neighbors. An inter-pack livestock breeding program had been established and there was the potential for a future alliance between them. After Vinátta's disbandment in June 2017, many of its members went on to join Krokar.

  • Relevant Threads

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