NOTE: Double check in the Game Statistics post to make sure your chosen pack lists joining as open. Encouraged packs are in need of members; Closed packs are not currently accepting joiners. Take into account whether a pack's joining is closed or open, though -- leaders may be more scrutinizing of newcomers if their ranks are very full.
Species: Coyotes and coyote hybrids (Must be 33% coyote to join Inferni-- excepting Outsiders and other special circumstances)
Territory: Inferni's territory covers the Waste and Drifter Bay, including grassy plains, beach, and forested areas. The Grimwell Caverns or the D'Neville Mansion provide residences for most of the coyotes. Perhaps most prominent is Inferni's signature border decor -- skulls (primarily wolf) are hung from trees, stuck on pikes, and otherwise displayed prominently all around their perimeter.
Ranks: Multi-tiered system including various specialties and jobs, as well as dynamic portions of the ranks.
History: One of the longest-surviving groups; the only group to survive the transition from the old lands to the new territories. Very long, tumultuous and war-filled history.
Social Structure: Generally very close-knit and protective of its own. Various families make up the majority of the population -- de le Poer, Lykoi, and Holocaust are among them. Members are tolerant to aggressive toward outsiders, but trespassing is considered a grave offense worthy of immediate attack. Inferni has a poor reputation with wolf packs, though there are some exceptions.
Species: Dog and mutt dominated pack, but any canine is welcome to join.
Territory: Cour des Miracles occupies the Shattered Coast of the most part, stretching from almost the edge of Halifax to the Shiloh Hills. The territory includes impressive oceanside cliffs, breathtaking vistas, as well as a small coastal village in which members can take up residence.
Ranks: Lead by a king, with a ranking system based on the royal court and subjects.
History: Cour des Miracles was formed out of necessity; a few wolves had been living together for some time when an attack provoked them into forming a more solidified group. Since the founding, Cour des Miracles has not experienced much in the way of conflict; there was tension between this pack and Dahlia de Mai during Haku Soul's reign, but beyond that, life has remained relatively stable and peaceful for the Miracles wolves.
Social Structure: Generally self-labeled as a place for misfits and outcasts, there is a large number of dog and dog-hybrid canines who live in Cour des Miracles. Nonetheless, they are a cohesive and strong group, preferring neutrality and peace in their inter-pack relationships.
Welcome: Loyalists, misfits, jesters, gentle spirits, hard workers, heroes
Species: Hybrid- and wolf-dominant, but any canine is welcome to join.
Territory: Deep within the underground of Halcyon lurks the Anathema pack. Wolves, coyotes, and hybrids of a different creed have laid claim to a small portion of the mountain and the extensive caves beneath, turning the tunnels into a complex system of dens, common areas, and escape routes.
Ranks: Based on angels and demons of ancient mythology.
History: Relatively new, Anathema was formed by a group of loners interested in creating a haven for misfits, exiles, and outcasts. Many members practice Voodooism, adhere to a religon called Khalifism, or subscribe to occultist beliefs.
Social Structure: Family-oriented; once a member is accepted into the pack, they are always welcome to return.
Species: Accepting of all variety/specie of canines - non-luperci are rejected or enslaved, however!
Gender: Salsola is currently considered a matriarchy and male newcomers may find it difficult to join; see Policies for details.
Territory: Salsola's claim occupies the westernmost portion of Drifter Bay; the icy Pictou River spills down from Halcyon to protect its eastern border, and sprawling Amherst city lines its northernmost reach. The Family enjoy a high jagged coastline, dense haunted forests, a swath of central marshy plains, and make their homes among the ancient ruins of a castle.
Ranks: Extremely strict IC hierarchy; Members are expected to show proper submission or dominance when interacting with one another as befitting their current rank. Holding a corank, also known colloquially as a 'Job', is a good way for ranked members to display their value and prowess.
History: Salsola was formed out of two canines' desires for power, wealth and privacy. Many of it's original membership came from Anathema, though the Family has since swelled with multiple pariahs from all over the known world. It has cultivated a number of profitable (& taboo) cultural quirks, such as slave-tending and the harboring of a coven of witches. Multiple battles and bloodshed ensued over Salsola's growing infamy, though the Thistle Kingdom continues to prosper in spite of its enemies.
Social Structure: Values rank, mateship, wealth and secrecy over all else. Whilst on the surface Salsola's social structure appears to be tightly-knit and fortuitous, not everything is as it seems - backstabbing, secretive trysts, blackmail and so forth are commonplace as a sinister undercurrent to the public persona of a cohesive, strong community.
Scent: Seasalt, damp soil, smoke, bog and thicket; prominently feminine.* * Salsolans frequently disguise their scent when leaving the territory!
Welcome: Loyalists, witches (occultists), liars, the ambitious, the fortuitous, slaves
Species: Luperci-dominant, but any canine is welcome to join.
Territory: Casa's claim spreads from as far east as the rich forests of Arachnea's Revenge and The Sugarwoods to the rolling hills and valleys of Overgrowth Sunrise. The most central part of the territory engulfs all of Whisper Beach and the crumbling old roads of the past. Overall Casa hosts a vast range of creatures and habitats. Thick forests dominate Casa's land surrounding the east, while rolling hills and valleys take of the majority of the west.
Ranks: The pack is led by two leaders of equal power. Members do not need to have combat skills to join but all members must participate in training threads and earn a co-rank in order to earn the glory of knighthood!
History: Casa di Cavalieri was created out of a need for a central group of protectors after the Aniwayan/Crimson Dreams/Cour des Miracles war. The original founders believed that by creating a pack focused on the training of fighters they could deter, as well as greatly increase the reaction time of packs to similar, future threats.
Social Structure: Casa di Cavalieri is dedicated to training knights who follow a code of honor; as such respect is given to all who are willing to help their brothers and sisters. All of the Cavaliers are expected to perform jobs for the pack on top of their training to keep the pack moving smoothly. Pups and youths are held in high regard and are given Mentors in order to mold them into prosperous members.
Species: Wolf predominant but all species are accepted.
Territory: Vinátta is a pack shrouded in forest and lay claim to parts of the Wabanaki Coastline. Jordheim, the earthen village, serve as their dens while the Grand Lake offers a picturesque and useful addition to their lands.
Ranks: Paths serve as the characters rank and job, with four separate paths for members to chose from. A council advises the joint leadership and a specialised rank is reserved for the spiritual guidance.
History: Vinátta holds its roots in Norse mythology and have perhaps transported back to these simpler times. Farmers, traders and home makers, the Norse were near self-sufficient and dabbled in all manners of skills, which Vinátta have tried to incorporate. Vinátta remains a peaceful place to live, encouraging aspects of contribution and learning.
Social Structure: Vinátta maintains a loose sense of hierarchy and Vináttans revel in the peace that this relaxed attitude creates. Vináttans are however expected to be hard working and contribute to the pack, as well as celebrating with their family.
Species: Luperci dominant, but all species are accepted.
Territory: Krokaran packlands encompass the northeast side of the River of Fire area. Abundant waterways, dense forestry, flatlands, foothills, swampland, and open field make up her geography. Old remnants of human activity are slowly being reclaimed by the land, but the area is most known for the snaking river that burns through the territory.
Ranks: Loosely based off the hierarchy of a ship, the ranks are split up into four tiered paths focusing on Trade, Production, Exploration, and Defense. Co-ranks are highly encouraged to define a character’s responsibilities and duties within the pack.
History: Driven from their lands by a flood and seeking better enterprise for their business, two wanderers, a seafaring dog and a savvy tradeswoman, sought to find new territory to settle on. They invited like-minded loners to join them on their travels, finding that there was strength and safety in numbers, and eventually, locating a viable spot they could call home within the River of Fire area.
Social Structure: Sociocratic in nature, the well-being of Krokar is governed by a trusted council under the Captain(s), which discusses and reasons together until a final decision is found agreeable by each individual. Final decisions are ultimately made by the Captain(s), but only after he or she has strongly considered input from the council.
Species: Luperci dominant - any canine species welcome to join; however, non-luperci will be rejected or must be infected to join. Creatures will not be accepted.
Territory: Nestled away up north, Sapient’s main base of character activity is centred around the derelict city of Bathurst, where many a secret lies hidden in the depths of its ruins. Yet not all the lands are of stone and concrete, for Sapient’s borders encompassing a range of terrain types from captivating forests, abundant in their prey, all the way out to the rocky beaches and the climbing mountains to the south.
Ranks: With four core tiers covering the broader interests of membership, as well as council positions, Sapient focuses on IC engagement within the pack, offering both Metiers and the addition of Area of Study for characters to earn and provide a much more personalised experience, as well as a challenge for any ambitious individuals.
History: When weary travellers came to a stop, they found no shelter or desirable place to call home. Accustomed to a life of higher living and luxury, of wealth and indulgence in every corner, they sought to establish a home for themselves and like minded individuals. And so they gathered, those who sought to expand their wealth, power, skills and knowledge, to build and create new things, to trade and nurture their growing fortunes and to leave behind a legacy for the future generations to come.
Social Structure: Sapient is an anti-feral, pro cultural advancement pack. A Sapien’s life revolves around power, wealth, and knowledge; the three cornerstones on which Sapient culture is built. An individual’s wealth is a key element of their standing, judged both by personal wealth and what the individual can contribute towards the pack as a whole. Sapiens are encouraged to educate themselves beyond the level of other packs, with the pursuit of specialised research and skills highly encouraged in the pack’s upper echelons.