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The Black Forest
Note: I researched a forest, and came across the Black Forest in Germany. It sounded cool. I have never been there. I live in the U.S. This is all pretty much from Wikipedia and my imagination.
The Black Forest is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany. It is bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south. The highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation of 4,898 ft. The region is almost rectangular, consisting of a cover of sandstone on top of a core of gneiss and granites. The forest mostly consists of pines and firs. The Black Forest also has many rivers which includes the Danube, the Enz, the Kinzig, the Murg, the Nagold, the Neckar, the Rench, and the Wiese. The wolves here are not alone. The Black Forest is also home to mountain goats, a breed of a turkey-like bird, and other typical forest animals. The other animals are domesticated, such as cattle, horses, and chickens. There are also many old towns in the Black Forest, most being farm houses.
The wolves occupy an area near the mountains. Their den is cut into the side of a mountain near a small waterfall. The wolves are free to come and go as they please, of course. They are not forced to stay in that one specific area. Exploring is permitted. There is only one wolf pack so there are no rivalries. Rogue wolves do oftentimes come along and cause problems. The wolves always have to be on the lookout for hunters and tourists.
Just some facts about wolves, just so none of us are lost.
Wolves are an extremely social animal. They exist as a social unit called a pack. (I'm sure you all know that.) Wolves travel and hunt in a group and perform almost all other activities in the company of fellow wolves. The pack is usually a family group. It is made up of animals related to each other by blood and family ties of affection and mutual aid. (No, this pack does not consist of all brothers and sisters. I am allowed to twist some things. This is my roleplay.) Pack sizes vary, most packs have 6 or 7 members, although some may include as many as 15 wolves. The size depends on many variables including the current numbers of the wolf population, the abundance of food, and social factors within the wolf pack. (Hopefully this one will be one of the larger ones.) Within each pack is an elaborate hierarchy. It may consist of a single breeding pair, the Alpha male and female, a lower group consisting of non-breeding adults, each with its own ranking, a group of outcasts, and a group of immature wolves on their way up. Some of the younger wolves of the pack may leave to find vacant territory and a mate. (All wolves are allowed to produce offspring here when they come of age.)
Individual wolves in a pack play different roles in relation to the others in the group. The alpha male and female are the oldest members of the pack and the ones with the most experience in hunting, defending territory, and other important activities. (Sorta.) The other pack members respect their positions and follow their leadership in almost all things. The alpha wolves are usually the ones to make decisions for the pack when the group should go out to hunt or move from one place to another. (It is permitted to go out and hunt on your own.) The other Pack members all have positions in the hierarchy inferior to those of the alpha male and female. The other wolves have their own special roles under the leadership or the Alphas. Some of them may able to "boss around," or dominate, their fellow pack mates because they have established themselves as superior in some way. This superiority might be physical-larger size or greater strength - but it can be based on personality. For example, dominant wolves in the pack usually have more aggressive and forceful personalities than their friends. The juveniles and pups under two years old do not occupy permanent positions within the pack hierarchy. They all take orders from their parents and older brothers and sisters, but their relationships with each other change frequently. During their play and other activities, they are constantly testing one another to find out who will eventually be "top wolf" in their age group.
10-13 days: Eyes open.
3 weeks: Ability to hear. Milk teeth appear. Start exploring the den.
4 weeks: Leave the den. Begin to eat meat. Start to howl.
5 weeks: Start to travel up to a mile from the den.
5-8 weeks: Weaning.
12 weeks: Start to follow along on hunts.
4-7 months: Loose milk teeth.
7-8 months: Start to hunt.
9 months: Full grown. Considered a 'yearling' until it reaches a year old.
1-2 years: Females begin to mate.
3-4 years: Males begin to mate.
Wolves primarily feed on medium to large sized ungulates (sometimes 10–15 times larger than themselves), though they are not fussy eaters. Medium and small sized animals preyed on by wolves include marmots, hares, badgers, foxes, polecats, ground squirrels, mice, hamsters, voles and other rodents, as well as insectivores. They frequently eat waterfowl (particularly during their moulting period and winter, when their greasy and fatty meat helps wolves build up their fat reserves) and their eggs. When such foods are insufficient, they will prey on lizards, snakes, frogs, rarely toads and large insects. In times of scarcity, wolves will readily eat carrion, visiting cattle burial grounds and slaughter houses. Humans are rarely, but occasionally preyed upon Wolves will supplement their diet with fruit and vegetable matter; they willingly eat the berries of mountain ash, lily of the valley, bilberries, blueberries and cowberry. Other fruits include nightshade, apples and pears. They readily visit melon fields during the summer months. Wolves can survive without food for long periods; two weeks without food will not weaken a wolf's muscle activity.
Finally. I am sorry if i have bored any of you half to death.
What i expect to see in your posts and skeleton
- I'd like to see at least a paragraph per character. I'm hoping you will be able to post much more than that, but sometimes we are just not able to do more than five sentences, i understand. Make sure you at least try to give someone, anyone, something to respond to if your characters are interacting or if nothing is going on and there needs to be some sort of excitement. As for your skeleton, detail, detail, detail. Also limit yourself to four characters. I know there's a few of you who'd like to play a lot of characters, i'm one of those people, but it's hard to keep up. If you'd like to play more than four, ask and i'll make an exception.
Absence & Departure
- Don't like the roleplay? Bored with it? Unable to stay? Going on vacation? Let me know! PM or VM, or post it here if you'd like. If you're inactive for one week [seven days] without notifying me then i will think that you've ditched and you will be removed from the member's list. Sorry, but that's just the way the cookie crumbles. If it's something unexpected like, let's say, your computer crashes? I'll consider re-adding you to the list.
- I know there are some of you who would love to play a cute, fuzzy little pup. But i don't want a bunch of cubs wandering around without parents. See if you and someone else could pair up and one of you play the parent(s), the other play the pup(s). Or maybe you could play the parents on your own? S'long as your pups are not parent-less.
- We need to keep this roleplay as realistic as possible. Yes, i did some changes with the natural behavior of wolves, but that's just to make it a little easier to roleplay. Wolves do not fly, they do not win every fight, they get hurt, etc.
- Do NOT kill another person's character without their permission. You may badly injure them, if the other person allows it. And remember, your wolf is not an all powerful God, he or she can and will be injured as well.
- Your characters cannot challenge the Alphas for their positions mainly due to the fact that it is my roleplay, and my character and her mate will rule the pack. Our characters will not always win fights, and so if challenged constantly, they will eventually lose their place as Alpha. You may pick fights with the Alphas, but win or lose, the fight is not over the position as Alpha.
Hmm..what am i missing?
- I'm sure i'm missing something and will probably add to this once i think of something else. I can be really strict with roleplaying, so i'm sorry if i snap at you for something ridiculous. But don't be scared. I won't bite.
Name: [Full name & nickname]
Age: [10-12 years for elders.]
Rank: [If your character has an assigned rank, please list it here. If not, list a desired rank.]
Are you known in the pack or are you a newcomer?:
Character Background: [It doesn't have to be a big story, just basically why your character is the way it is]
Appearance: [Either a picture or description is fine. Real pictures please. No anime.]
Note: If you do not give me a desired rank, i will give your character a rank according to their personality. For example, if your character has quite the temper, and you don't give me a desired rank, i will rank him/her a Warrior.
The ranks colored light blue you may not choose unless you are a good friend of mine. The ones colored green nobody may request, just because. You are allowed to say that a wolf is in training for one of these color-coated ranks. Claidi will later choose who gets what.
Alpha Male: Lead male
- Reserved for Claidi's mateAlpha Female: Lead female
- The Almighty ClaidiAlpha Offspring:
- Dusk Marlo [Adopted]Beta Male: Male deputy.
-Beta Female: Female deputy
- Alani; Stealer of HeartsBeta Offspring:
-Betas will step up and take charge if both Alphas die or become elders.
Delta Female: Beta in training.
-Delta Male: Beta in training.
- KoujakuDelta Offspring:
-Deltas will step up and become deputies if the Beta pair dies, or once they become Alpha.
Other RanksNote: These are NOT in order from highest to lowest, every individual is equal here .. other than the Omega.
- Blanca de la LunaElders: Old wolves
- Alanoth of IlyriaHunters: There will be no specific hunters, the pack hunts together.
Shaman: Medicine wolf. The Alpha Female. No, she does not have magical powers. Just helps the wounded and whatnot.
- The Almighty ClaidiHealers: Help out the Shaman.
- Tahlu; in the DarkWarriors: Protect the pack. Alpha Male is in charge of this.
- Head Warrior: Claidi until she gets a mate.Subordinates: Un-Ranked wolves. Pretty much just watch the pups.
- Conan; the Wanderer
- Razor; Thick as a Blade
- Ace of HeartsOmega: The delinquents.
-Apprentices: A wolf in training for a rank.
- Osei [Fighter]Pups: Pups. Duh.
- Celeste [Healer]
The AlphessThis character is my all time favorite character. On a different website that i roleplayed on, wolf packs were the most popular thing, and they all sort of connected. Everyone played the same characters and everyone had enemies and lovers and friends, so everything this character has gone through, has really been roleplayed. There is tons more i could put in her background, but i choose not to. One thing i did change, was what happened to her pups and mate, the other site kind of went all stupid and a lot of people either left, or could no longer access it (i was both..) and so the person who played her lover..yeah..never saw him again.
Name: The Almighty Claidi [Cly-dee] (Claidi, Clai-Clai, Claidster)
Age: Six years old
Rank: Alpha Female & Shaman
Personality: Although she may not look it, Claidi is a just a big teddy bear. She loves to show and be shown affection and adores pups, having had a litter or two of her own a little while back. She can be a real prankster and just loves to laugh and play. But there has to be a reason she's so beaten up and scary looking, right? I mean, you'd think she was the nicest wolf, why would anyone try to harm her? Well, don't let her cuddly personality fool you. This fae has a very short fuse. And has a really hard time controlling it. Long ago, Claidi didn't know what playing was. She didn't know how to have fun. Although she now knows what laughing feels like, her horns are hard to hide. One wrong move and you're on the ground. She wont win every fight of course, but losses only make you stronger, right? Males, good luck trying to win her heart.
Character Background: Claidi had a pretty tough pup-hood. Her father was pretty screwed up in the head. Only she and her brother were left of her siblings. The rest of them were too weak to go on. Her mother and father thought she would die out too, she was the runt. But she pulled through. Claidi was a fighter from day one. Her brother was weaker than she, it was almost as if she were the older male and he the younger sister. Her father did pick favorites, and his favorite was Claidi. He trained her. But one day, when Claidi was almost old enough to go out on her own, her father snapped and her mother disappeared. All hell broke loose and out of self defense, Claidi killed her father. Due to her father's death and mother's disappearance, Claidi would have become Alpha. But she refused.
Claidi ran off after that. Became a lone wolf. She'd jump from wolf pack to wolf pack, but never stayed long. Mostly because the Alphas wouldn't let her stay for long. She gained the respect of one pack when she helped fight off an angry bear. Though she was the one who ticked it off. Her scarred eye and mangled paw resulted from it. Claidi has left a lot of battles behind her, resulting in many broken bones and scars.
Many males came and went in Claidi's life, but none actually became her mate. There was one male who had stolen her heart since day one, but he was in love with another. Eventually though, the other female found someone new and he was all her's. Finally.
Soon, Claidi had pups with him. She had no pack, just her mate, four pups, and herself. On a cold winter day, she set out to hunt. She and her mate took turns hunting when the pups were young. Winter was one of the most dangerous seasons. Man was often out and about with large, lethal objects. So game was scarce. She returned to her den empty jaw'd to find bloodstained snow, and an empty den. Later she found and claimed the area in the Black Forest.
Appearance: Claidi is a pretty large female, some might mistake her for a male but put her next to a male and the difference is pretty obvious. She has bright, gold-colored eyes and a nice white pelt and at one point in time, she was extremely beautiful. But due to a bear attack, Claidi has scars going across her left eye, and in result, that eye is nearly useless. She can still see out of it, just not very well. Other battle scars are scattered over her body, but her fur has grown thick enough that it covers them, so they are only seen when wet.
The UnwantedThis character is still relatively new and still in the process of being developed.
Name: Blanca de la Luna [White of the Moon] (Blanca)
Age: Five years old
Personality: Blanca is a very sweet she-wolf at times, just don't make her mad. Much like Claidi, Blanca has a short fuse, but unlike her cousin, will walk away rather than attack. She doesn't like violence, but if that's what it comes down to, she'll fight. When she set off on her own, she was often ditched, dumped, and kicked to the side, so now she has some trust issues. Blanca tends to keep to herself. And does not know Claidi is her cousin.
Character Background: Blanca had a typical pup-hood. Two loving parents, a sister, and two brothers. Her mother was Claidi's mother's sister. Which made her and Claidi cousins. Claidi and Blanca often played together, for they lived in the same pack. After Claidi's mother ran out, Blanca and her family went with her. Blanca never knew what came of her best friend and cousin, her mother told her she had found a mate and had pups of her own. Which was true. But, Blanca had no idea what had happened between Claidi and her father, the hunters that took Claidi's family, nor that Claidi would soon become Blanca's Alpha.
Appearance: Blanca's name says nothing about her looks. She is very small. Her fur is pitch black, which is confusing to some. Her name translates to "White of the Moon", yet she is most definately not white. Her eyes are a golden honey color, identical to Claidi's.
The Shy OneYes, i am aware that there is a person here on RPA that has this name. I did not steal this. I made this character way before i had even heard of this site. I think 2 years ago.
Name: Ace of Hearts (Ace)
Age: Seven years old
Personality: This brute is much different than his younger sibling. He is very shy and rarely gets aggressive, unless any harm comes to his loved ones. He is a huge sweetheart and will accept anyone. He's not very sociable with large groups, but get him alone and he should open up to you. When in a small group, Ace will talk and pick on his sister and just be normal. But, he's just uncomfortable with more than three wolves. Be patient with him, it may take some time before he opens up.
Character Background: Growing up, Ace was a "momma's boy." He adored his mother, and pretty much hated his father. Since birth, Ace never liked violence. He wouldn't harm a fly. And for that, his father tormented him. Called him names and put him down. His mother praised Ace for it, though. When Ace was a young adolescent, she gave birth to five pups. All were male but one. Four of the five died shortly after birth. It was the runt who survived. Ace's father was very upset with the outcome. A puny female isn't what he needed. He needed males. But as Claidi grew, their father paid more attention to her. She was much different from Ace in many ways. Her fur was the color of snow. They weren't sure where she got it from. Her father was all black and her mother a mixture of browns and blacks. She was also much more aggressive than Ace. Often trying to pick a fight with Ace or attacking anything that moved.
Ace grew extremely jealous of Claidi. But didn't hate her. It wasn't her fault she was more masculine than he. Ace adored his sister. And Claidi often stuck up for him when his father insulted him.
The other female whom Claidi's new mate was once in love with had fallen in love with Ace. They had many beautiful litters of pups. And one day, they all disappeared. For two years now, Ace has never seen his family.
Years later, after Claidi's disappearance and all, Ace ran into his baby sister once more. It wasn't exactly a happy reunion. The large she-wolf attacked him, had him pinned in a matter of seconds. He couldn't believe his eyes. What had his beautiful sister become? She was scary looking. Scarred, her fur blood-stained from either a recent fight or a hunting trip. Of course, no harm was done to Ace when Claidi realized who she'd just attacked.
Claidi and Ace never left each others' side after that.
Appearance: Ace is average sized brute with a black pelt and eyes identical to Claidi's, only he's not half blind.
The SweetheartName: Skah (Ghost)
Age: Four years old
Pups: Osei & Celeste Roy, Caydin, Kimba; Deceased
Personality: Skah is, and always has been, very strong-willed. He never takes 'no' for an answer. He believes brute-strength is a very important characteristic, it was how he was raised and how he is raising his children. The white brute is a true warrior at heart and never backs down from a fight. Aside from his stubborn attitude and hot-headedness, Skah can be quite the sweetheart. Being a lone father and having lost his mate, he is very accepting and caring of others. He is extremely protective of his pups, especially Celeste.
Character Background: Skah means "White" in Sioux and although it is his birth name, he rarely hears it spoken by others. Most know him as Ghost. His mate's name was Celeste and she was a beautiful black Timber wolf. She died giving birth to Ghost's pups and Ghost's sister, who had just recently had pups of her own, helped him care for them until they were old enough to eat meat. Only two pups survived, the other three were born dead.
Eventually, Ghost and his sister went off on their own. His sister was shot and killed by hunters.
Appearance: Ghost is a white wolf. He's averaged sized for a male.
The PupsName: Osei & Celeste
Gender: Male & Femae
Age: Seven months old
Personality: Osei is a typical pup, he likes to wrestle and play, maybe a little more aggressively than most. He loves to rebel and break rules. Osei can be sweet at times, mostly only towards older females and, on occasion, his sister, Celeste.
Aida comes off as a total sweetheart but in all reality, she's a lot like Claidi, maybe a little sweeter. She's sly and sarcastic, and extremely manipulative. The cub knows her way with words. If she wants to get her way, or if you're close to her, she will show off her sweet side.
Character Background: They're pups..
Appearance: Osei & Celeste
- Conan the Wanderer [Page 2]
- Razor Thick as a Blade [Page 2]
- Alani Stealer of Hearts [Page 2]
- Tahlu In the Dark [Page 2]
- Koujaku [Page 2]
- Dusk Marlo [Page 1]
- Alanoth of Ilyria