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Pack Meeting #212

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Meeting Notes

February 25th, 2023

Happy 22nd year Anniversary WolfSpirits!

  • Ophaelos is named Assessment
    • Mentor: Saskia
  • Code is named Assessment
    • Mentor: Rook
  • Saskia and Panther become mates
  • Saskia and Code named Spirit Sisters
  • Kova and Rook become Courts
  • Rowan advances to Assessment
    • Mentor: Shakira
  • New Bot Announcement!
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Number Of Wolves Present


    +Fern +Code +Cajun +Ophaelos +Rowan
    Leora Foxfur Grimwolf Althea Elvira Shukie

    Pack Meeting Begins


    <Kova> once she reached the clearing, she would look around for those she could see. She would make note of Saskia in the distance, and offer to her a warm chuff in greeting. A swift wave of her tail was given before she would stride up towards the direction of the Alpha’s stone. Reaching the base, she would ascend it before lifting her muzzle and letting loose a low, soft howl for a gathering.

    Rook 📖 A few long days had seen him watch over an uneventful eastlands– he had not seen the “aurora” that Grim had seen a few nights prior. Today had found him making his way back from the western Hollow’s Wood, a likely spot to hear, in the silence of such a place, the howl given by Kova. He had hoped to accompany Grim back, but so be it…Rook would tarry no longer and make haste along a worn westward trail alongside the slowly swelling river.

    CwnAnnwn Silver male was still near the Caretaker’s cache when the sound of the alpha fae’s howl reached him. Turning his frame to the northwest, he would begin to lope towards the clearing, weaving between the trees, tail held out behind him like a banner as he moved onwards.

    <Calder> He had been making his way into the clearing already and by the time a howl would reach his ears he would perk them and begin to stride forward with a swift wave of his tail. He would proceed along the trees and perhaps just missed Daithi’s scent? Or maybe he wasn’t on the right track just yet. All the same, he proceeded with eager paws until he broke into the clearing and listened to the wind welcome him with many scents and sounds.

    Ophaelos .ೃ࿐ The scent of the clearing was within reach now. It was faint—few wolves seemed to linger. He was still within the thick of the forest, however, and would eventually veer off of the edge of the river and trot directly South. If he were to continue going down this path, he’d likely get put out at the most-Western corner of the clearing, but he was still a good distance away. At the sound of a howl he recognized only as Kova’s, his legs would shift him from a trot to a lope. Typically, a howl from her means a meeting, from the few times he’s heard her call. This time, however, he was the farthest he’s been from the clearing when a time like this arises. He didn’t expect another meeting to happen so close to the previous… what could this be about? *ೃ༄

    Fern -ˋˏ ༻❁ Fern would be in and out of the Southern treeline of the clearing as of late, but not far enough to be unable to catch the whisper of a calling howl from the midst of the clearing. It seems a meeting was due? Of course she would first cautiously look out upon the lands, watching for anything she did not expect, like newcomers, before timidly padding her way up to the Alpha Stone with a soft chuff announcing her arrival. Who was there at the moment? ❁༺ˎˊ-

    * Kova eventually the wind would be welcoming many more scents to the clearing. She swung her tail slowly and happily, as she would pick out each intricate scent. She would notice Calder, then Saskia again, Ophaelos then Fern who also appeared. She would sway her tail, chuffing to her in kind in a greeting. When the others settled into their spots, she would smile and dip her head. “Thank you to those who have heeded this afternoon’s call!” she’d begin first, allowing others to break the distance.

    <Calder> When the others began to gather, he would give a polite and friendly nod to each and everyone he was able to see. He saw Fern among the gathered and gave a chuff back to her in response to her own before turning an ear and his expression to Kova. He looked around another moment, just to see if his mate was near or Ragaire but saw neither so he kept a closer distance to the others to listen.

    <Shakira>   still near the carcass that had been felled conveniently near the stream that bordered the wooded strip that divided the Hunting Grounds from the Clearing, would perk her ears to the echoing ringing of a howl, and a most important one indeed; that of the Alpha. Turning back to the carcass briefly to tear off a sizeable chunk to bring as an offering to any who may be hungry, she would set off at a brisk pace towards the Clearing.

    Ophaelos —  .ೃ࿐ It is times like this when long legs become the handiest. He’d be able to clear the final mile between him and the tree line of the clearing within several minutes. He’d pause as his eyes adjust to the clearing and sure enough, he’d see the gathering wolves near the Alpha stone. He trots forward, his maw open slightly as he pants. The water from the creek splashes his legs when he moves forward. Would he see Saskia? Surely so. Remembering their promise, he’d sidle up to her, leaving a comfortable distance given the season. Before sitting down beside the fae, he’d nose her shoulder silently, giving her a careful glance. Perhaps that one communicated… ‘See me afterward.’ Now was not the time nor the place to discuss their theories, so instead, he’d look up at Kova with a watchful and curious gaze, remaining quiet for now. *ೃ༄

    * Leora the yearling would have taken her leave sometime in the evening from the clearing to go find her own lil cozy spot to rest. Rest she did! By the morning now, she would be making her way towards the direction of the clearing when a howl reached her! Ohhh! She could sense a great deal of wolves, and so she would swiftly move along the eastern edge, cutting into the ancient forest first to hopefully make the distance shorter. She was on her way!

    <CwnAnnwn>  It would not take long for the male to find himself slipping between the trees and into the clearing. He would not slow his pace once the rock came into view, his pace remained steady as he closed the distance to those whom had all ready gathered.
    ⚜Saskia⚜ —  Saskia would dip her head to Kova as she ascended the rock, turning her head to see a couple who arrived in the clearing. She’d see Fern first, and would chuff softly, offering a spot beside her for the familiar fae. She then saw Calder, dipping her head to the darker male. She’d not offer him a spot beside her like she did for Fern, mostly because she knew he’d wish to seek a spot nearest his kin. At last, she’d find her gaze lingering upon the white brute. It was Ophaelos. A tension washed over her frame before she shook it off, chuffing in his direction and also offering him a spot.

    Rook 📖 Both pace and proximity would likely see him observing Shakira’s path toward the clearing. He’d offer a chuff in hopes of closing the distance to the clearing together. A friendly dip of his nose would be all he gave to the Lead Huntress, however; lots on the mind of the Lore Master today as with any day. Grace given them both, either together or separately (dealer’s choice), they’d get to the clearing together or shortly after one another. He would first look for his sisters or kin before taking a place alongside them (if present), or claiming a spot near the eastern middle part of the gathered to save said goobers a spot.

    Code — Code would have heard the howl and awoken sleepily shortly after Saskia had left. She stood up and shook off the gathered snow on her pelt with a yawn. She quickly headed to the clearing, not wanting to miss this meeting, and entered through the northern treeline . A prickle of anxiety sparked as she saw the sheer number of wolves gathered so she’d find Saskia in the crowd and stand close to the fae, her ears slightly pinned.

    Fern —  -ˋˏ ༻❁ Oh, there she was! Saskia perfect, at least Fern didn’t have to sit next to anyone unfamiliar, though to be quite honest it would do her some good to step out of her comfort zone a bit. “Saskia, hello!” Her golden snout would softly offer a nuzzle and a few licks before looking back up to Kova while waiting for everyone else to arrive. For sure she would notice Calder as well. Gosh, she really needed to get on top of her tasks, patrolling and talking with Rune wise, if she ever wanted a chance to become a fully fledged member. Her gaze would not yet find Code as she was too busy keeping an eye out on the group in front. ❁༺ˎˊ-

    * Kova as each wolf would continue to gather closer she would swing her tail happily behind her. She saw Shakira among them and would be followed by Rook. She would linger upon him a little longer than others perhaps, before she would address all the others with a grin, now starting. “Today marks the 22nd year anniversary of WolfSpirits, and every year I always reflect on those who’ve made this place as wonderful as it has been over the many years we’ve been around. Truly we wouldn’t be here without the dedication, spirit, and amazing wolves who make this place us. I never imagined that I’d be sitting here today, 22 years in, and being surrounded by such amazing wolves (and people!). From the bottom of my heart, I’m so grateful for each of you, and for your talent, heart, and dedication to this pack to see it thrive for as long as it has, and will continue to do.”

    Rowan – The fae had been wandering near the eastern woods, though quickly she started towards the clearing at the sound of a howl. Kova’s howl, perhaps a meeting was in tow. Either way, she would quickly trot into the clearing and towards the Alpha Rock.

    ⚜Saskia⚜ — Saskia would hum deeply and nuzzle Fern, turning back to hear Kova’s warm appreciation. She would look around as it seemed quiet, and stand, speaking out in strong, warm tones. “Nor would we be here today if it weren’t for the strength, and resilience of our strong Alpha who has led the pack so far…” She’d stamp her paws and give Kova a nod of respect before seating herself back upon her haunches. She’d turn and see Rowan, and chuff her way. She’d offer Rowan a spot near them, but the spot beside her way reserved for her court.

    * Leora she would slip into the clearing just in time, it would seem! She would enter in and look around. She saw a lot of wolves! WOw-weee. Her tail would shift behind her quickly before she spotted her brother! She would give a wave of her tail and quickly slink over to him. Pressing her shoulder firmly into his, she would look up to Kova and the meeting.

    Panther – Would he have heard the howl from the carcass? If so, he would be up on his paws in no time. Instead of trotting, the male would likely be sprinting, he ain’t missing everything this meeting has to offer! Though, it would take him a while to get there.

    Fern —  -ˋˏ ༻❁ Fern’s golden gaze would surly winded at the sound of 22nd! 22 years? Gosh! Kova surely couldn’t be 22 years old… but how else would she know! She began to wonder about the great history this pack must withhold to go on that many generations of wolves. Oh she just needed to find out, and soon she would, once she actually gets around to talking to others… But for now, she would live in the moment, swaying her tale to get rid of the prickly tension that came with this amount of wolves. ❁༺ˎˊ-
    Rook 📖 A firm stamp of his paw to the still frozen earth below would somewhat quietly echo Saskia’s sentiments. Just over two decades was a long time… When Leora entered, a quick and low chuff would usher her over to where she sat beside him. He would take in what scents she carried and remark on the silent story therein before turning his attention to Kova and the rest of what transpired.
    CwnAnnwn – He slowed his pace as he neared the gathered wolves and would nod to those present before settling quietly upon his haunches to listen to the alpha fae as she spoke. He himself had been with the pack off and on for a long time, though his father had joined the pack within a year or so of the packs founding.
    Ophaelos — Today at 1:22 PM
    .ೃ࿐ He’d offer a friendly chuff to Fern and Code as they took their seats beside them, remaining seated to watch Kova. His ears would twitch at her words. Twenty-two years… what a lovely number, indeed. His natal pack used to have a similar number, but Ophaelos could never imagine passing on such direct genealogy that one pack name would survive two decades. That’s enough for two or four lifetimes… something like that was nearly inconceivable to think about. *ೃ༄
    Rowan – Once she entered the clearing, Saskia noticed her and had offered a chuff her way. She remained silent, but acknowledged the fae with a dip of her head. She glanced around, so many wolves. Much like she meeting she had been pledged at, though this one seemed fuller. She padded over towards Saskia, seating near her and the group that surrounded her.
    * Kova her hues fell to Saskia and there was a knowing but admiration in her expression to her words. A humbleness. “Thank you, your words are felt truly. Each of yours.” she smiled to look at all the others. There was the humble and admiration that still played along her features. Another moment passed and she’d gently smile, stompin her paw in lightness to keep going. “Now, I would like  to continue the meeting by calling Ophaelos and Code forward please.” she would cast her eyes to the rest gathered, making note of the next proceeding and the presence of each. She’d wait for the two to arrive just below the stone.
    <Calder> He would stomp his paw lightly to the words shared be the others, and to Saskia’s. He himself feeling the same sentiment. When Ophaelos and Code where called, he would momentarily look to both with a smile.
    * Leora as she seated herself by her brother, he would find nothing but the scent of the carcass, a wayward note of Ophaelos before it was just the woods again. She would swish her tail behind her and look out across all the other wolves and then towards Ophaelos and Code. Eager eyes watching them.
    Ophaelos —  .ೃ࿐ At his and Code’s name, he would glance toward the fae. Was it out of surprise? Possibly. He knew of Code’s reclusive nature, so he’d do his best in offering a kind smile of encouragement, waiting for her to get up so that they may approach Kova together. As he looks up at the silvery fae, a thought would cross his mind. Would anyone else be bestowed the honor of approaching the stone tonight, as he and Code have? His thoughts ran—perhaps there was a certain weight in his throat from the anticipation of awaiting Kova’s words, combined with the onslaught of eyes he possibly felt on him. *ೃ༄
    Code —  Code hummed in agreement with both Kova and Saskia. 22 years? Gee, what an old pack! Surely there must be many stories of the early pack. Perhaps she could ask one of the older wolves about the history of the pack… if she was to make this her home, she’d need to know its origins. As Kova called her and Ophaleos forward, Code stepped towards the Really Big Rock. She could feel eyes on her which made her uneasy, a slight flick of her tail betraying her discomfort, but her gaze stayed fixed on Kova. Ophaleos’ smile was much appreciated and gave her a littler more confidence.

    ⚜Saskia⚜ – Saskia would smile to Ophaelos, and offer Code a nudge of encouragement before she stood to ascend.

    Grimolf – Starting the day off with a reluctant grunt ; Grimolf dragged himself out of his temporary den looking outward towards the Eastern Border where the Storyteller pack lay. It was way too early ( for him ) to go out there. Perhaps, he would spent another hour or so with me, myself, and I. Luckily for the stubborn ol’ brute, he’d be blissfully unaware of the massive gathering of the 22nd anniversary. Crowds and Grimolf were still a / huge / work in progress especially when certain pups challenged him to an stare off.

    <Kova> her eyes would be light upon the pair as she would dip her head to both of them. When they approached and stood beneath the stone she would offer in kind, light words. “Code and Ophaelos, your journey with us started sometime ago, and recently you’d pledged with us. Several moons have passed, and your journey has been swift but true. I would like to ask the both of you now, do you still desire to call WolfSpirits your home?”

    Panther – Careful not to trip, he’d still be sprinting towards the clearing. Eventually, he’d enter into the treeline, he’d wind around this tree and that. Leap over this log, and run around that rock. Soon, he would enter into the clearing, halting at the treeline. A meeting was in tow, how much had he missed, he wondered. His gaze found Saskia and he would quickly slip in to sit beside her, dipping his head to everyone gathered.

    Rook 📖 Rook would hmmm lightly to Ophaelos’ scent being present in the tale but left it at that for the moment. It seemed as though she was making good progress in growing further into her roles within the pack. Speaking of which, he turned attention toward Ophaelos and Code, and he would listen both to the question asked of them and to the answers they gave in turn.

    Ophaelos —  .ೃ࿐ At Kova’s words, he would bow his head deeply, presenting her with a watchful and genuine gaze once his cranium was raised. “WolfSpirits has been nothing but kind and welcoming to me. Everyone here has been endearing, and trustworthy… I honor your traditions and have begun to hope to learn more of your ways, and the lay of the land. I could think of no better place to call home, my Alphess.” There was, indeed, no truer way to put his words. This would be his second attempt at placing down his roots. Ophaelos was getting old—he is to turn six in the next few months; he isn’t an old man by any means and was instead, well seasoned. But time flies quickly—his call upon the stone would be proof of this. He is far too old to be a wanderer for much longer, at least to the extent his younger-self was. It was time for a home—a permanent home. The honor of WolfSpirits extending that gratitude toward him would cause a certain warmness to rise to his face. *ೃ༄

    * Althea stretched, muscles aching as she poked her nose out of the small den that her and Elvira had been sleeping in. ”Whew, we really did sleep in..” Althea nudged Elvira with her muzzle. The two wolves had been minding their business since the pack meeting they attended. Everything was so much to take in, why did they feel so safe in this new found territory? They had been avoiding the other wolves, just sticking together which was making their bond grow stronger. The two wolves had heard whispers about a special meeting, yet were too shy to attend.

    Code —  offered a nod to Kova’s words and let Ophaleos speak first. When he finished, she would speak briefly. “My paws have taken me many places, but they always found their way back here. Wolf Spirits is where I feel I belong, and I wish to call it my home in time,” she said, keeping her voice steady and choosing her words carefully.

    * Kova she would look between the pair and still offered a light, but thoughtful expression to them. To their words, she felt true and heard. She’d turn then towards the gathered wolves and those of the pack. She first looked to Saskia, chuffing for her to come forward, then to Rook, to whom she chuffed to come forward as well. “As an assessment of WolfSpirits, you will understand our ways more deeply. You will know the roots of the pack, and the roots of your own heart. You will become more intricately woven into our fold and you will spend the time getting to know the wolves you wish to call family. In your agreement to stepping forward, I would like to name you your mentors. Ophaelos, Saskia will be your mentor through your journey. Code, Rook will be your mentor through your  journey. They will help guide you, and show you the ways of the pack as each have experienced and can share.” her tail would swing then fell to her haunches as she’d nod to both the pair once they reached the stone. She’d wait for them to approach before she’d continue.

    Elvira —  Elvira awoke to Althea nudging her awake. “Althea… leave me alone…” she said in a sleepful haze. “Let me go back to sleep…” She rolled over to avoid the light hitting her eyes. As much as she wanted to get up and do something productive, sleep was just as important. Knowing Althea would drag her out of her sleep anyway, she managed to stumble onto her feet and meet Althea at the entrance to the den. “Now what? Should we go adventure?”

    Rook 📖 A moment or perhaps two would transpire before he realized he had been assigned Code as a pupil of sorts. He would look to the fae a moment, recalling their limited exchanges, and shift his gaze back to Kova. A gentle dip of his nose would offer his own acceptance to the task given him. He had just the curriculum to provide Code with a well-rounded assessment period.

    ⚜Saskia⚜ — would gently nose Panther’s chin as he took a seat beside her, almost startling her in the process. When Kova called her name forward, she would sway her tail and quietly approach the rock. She made her way to the top, and looked between Ophaelos and Kova with a light expression. Ophaelos had gotten his wish, unbeknownst of her. Code had gotten a special mentor.. and she would be proud of her dear friend. Saskia would touch her nose to the top of Ophaelos’s head. “I will give you my knowledge and guidance as best I can, Ophaelos, Assessment of WolfSpirits.” She’d move back and give Kova a smile and a dip of her head before moving back off the stone after Rook’s choice of actions.

    Rowan – She would watch as Panther entered the clearing, settling beside Saskia after Ophaelos and Code were called forth. She’d watch with a curious gaze, was Ophaelos being promoted? Perhaps Code too. Then Saskia and Rook were called forth, she tilted her head. She smiled softly as she watched Saskia became Ophaelos’ mentor, and Rook Code’s mentor.

    * Kova when Rook and Saskia offered their acceptance of their new mentee’s she would give a smile and a dip of her head to the four of them. Her paw would rise and stomp lightly upon the earth. “Then, I would like to have the honor of naming you Code and Ophaelos, Assessments to WolfSpirits. May your journey be true, your heart strong, and your spirit willing as you proceed on your journey to calling home.” she would stomp her paw on the stone swiftly to the pair. She was truly happy for the both of them for they’d grown stronger throughout their time here and looked forward to their progression.

    <Althea> Nodding her head enthusiastically Althea bounded on top of Elvira. ”Yes! Yes! Yes!” The cold air nipped at her nose as she pounced off of Elvira, cleaning her fur from dust and dirt so she looked presentable to the other wolves in the territory. ”I wonder who we will run into today, there are so many faes left to meet”

    <Calder> At the naming of the pair to assesments, he would offer a stomp of his in turn. He was just getting to know each wolf and would be excited to know them more deeply as time would go on. He was excited to see their continued journey.

    CwnAnnwn – He would listen first to Kiva as she called up the pair and posed the question of whether they wished ti continue their path to becoming members of the pack. He listened to their words and when Kova named them to assessment, he would stamp his paw for them.

    Code – stayed silent as Kova named her and Ophaleos assessments, a feeling of pride rushing through her. Finally, after… a year? She would be an assessment! As Rook was named her mentor, she gave a confused expression which was quickly schooled and replaced by a smile. Rook, the Wolf Who Thought Himself A River! She would have to learn to decipher his strange words if he was to teach her the pack’s ways, but she figured she would manage. She nodded to him and then to Kova. “Thank you,” she said. “I will do my best to learn all I can.” She would then return to her original spot near Saskia and their group of friends with a beaming smile, nosing her best friend and dipping her head to everyone else in thanks.

    Panther – Both Ophaelos and Code were called forth, it would seem as though they were being promoted. He hummed softly, nosing Saskia’s cheek, a smile on his maw. Then, she and Rook were called forth. His ears perked and he looked forward as Saskia padded forth. His tail swayed behind him as Saskia and Rook were given apprentices. His paw stamped the ground, and once Saskia returned to his side, he’d nuzzle into her fur as congratulations.

    Ophaelos – .ೃ࿐ At her nose touching his forehead, he would close his eyes, re-opening them with a smile after she speaks, dipping his head to her. “I have no doubt you will make a fine mentor for me, Saskia, future Guardian of WolfSpirits.” A large part of him was satisfied with Kova’s choice as his mentor. He would wonder if she knew of their friendlier bond, or if it was just a random chance that she was picked. Regardless, he was happy—it would have been difficult to be assigned to someone else he didn’t know well. Perhaps not difficult in action, but the road to forming a comfortable bond as the one he shares with Saskia would have been a sizeable obstacle indeed, had it been someone else. He’d be fond of Code’s choice of mentor—part of him was even a little jealous, given how knowledgeable Rook was. Nonetheless, today was a happy day, and the brute was more than satisfied.

    Ophaelos would bow his head at Kova, giving a stamp of his paw alongside everyone. “Thank you, Alphess. I look forward to growing with the pack, especially those close to me,” the male says, glancing at Fern and Code especially—all three of them were assessments now! It was exciting to grow alongside them and forge new bonds going forward. He’d allow the other pair to wrap themselves up before taking a seat with Saskia. *ೃ༄

    Fern —  -ˋˏ ༻❁ Fern would give a happy woof to Code and Ophaelos. Look at that! Her friends were climbing the ranks alongside her! New assessments, Woo! They can all learn together now, how fun indeed. “Congratulations you two!” Her tail would start to wave faster, almost forgetting about her tension of before. ❁༺ˎˊ-

    Elvira —  Elvira followed suit, standing up and shaking off the dirt leftover from the den they slept in. “Hopefully not in the same way we met those one wolves…” She was thinking about their encounter in the woods a few weeks ago, which scared the two faes to the core. “Let’s go, I guess… We have to stay quiet, we’re not going to be interrupting them again and getting both of us in trouble” She walked out of the den, waiting for Althea to follow her.

    <Kova> she would smile warmly to each wolf and watched them take their places back amongst their fold. She would swing her tail and gave a low chuff again, kind of apologetic the fae had to move twice, but she offered a tone to two wolves. “Saskia and Panther, please come forward.”

    ⚜Saskia⚜ —  Saskia would be just about seated when her name had been called. She looked between her court and the rock and smiled, moving towards the rock once more. As she approached, she’d seat herself on her haunches and look to Kova with a horribly hid sense of excitement.

    Panther – His ears perked, had Saskia spoken to Kova about their courtship? He was curious, though mostly excited nonetheless. His tail swayed as he rose to his paws, padding toward the Alpha Rock alongside Saskia. He dipped his head to the Alphess, and awaited her words.

    <Kova> “Saskia and Panther..” she began with soft but knowing tones. “You both have been a courted pair for many moons now. I bring you before the stone to ask of you both to see if your hearts have found their soulmates. Saskia, do you still wish to be named mate to Panther, and Panther, do you wish to be named mate to Saskia?”

    <Calder> He’d smile to the new assessments before turning his ears forward to now gaze upon Panther and Saskia. He would offer a smile and a sway of his tail as he would listen to either’s hearts.

    * Althea was careful with her paws as she padded behind Elvira. She knew that she had to mind her noise pollution, they would have to sneak away quietly due to the fact that they were a little close to Alpha Rock, near the ancient fire. Althea snuck in front of Elvira, heading southwest to near the clearing. ”Ya snooze ya loose, bozo..” Thea smacked her tail playfully on Elviras head and she skimpered forward.

    * Leora she would remain beside her brother until he would approach the rock when he was called forward. She wondered what it was like to mentor another wolf! She was happy for both Ophaelos and Code’s assessmentships and then she looked to Panther and Saskia. She’d tilt her head curiously to the pair and to the naming of what they wished. Mates? She’d have to inquire.

    Rook 📖 He hadn’t approached the stone when bade to do so. It wasn’t out of any emotional response, he just thought he was close enough and that the moment was that of the assessments, not himself. He’d catch up with Code when the festivities were in their lull and offer her both his personal congratulations and her first assignment. For now, however, the proceedings proceeded with courts being asked the potentially difficult question of further, chosen devotion…a common path to share for the time allotted. He’d look to Kova a moment, not understanding the danger he was in from potential questions from his younger sister.

    ⚜Saskia⚜ —  Saskia would wave her tail furiously behind her, unable to contain her excitement. “Yes, yes…! I have walked the same path as Panther for many moons. Our hearts were meant for one another, and I am certain his beats the tempo as my own..” She spoke with confident, happy tones. She knew her heart belonged to the black brute beside her. She had no doubt he would say the same, would he not? She turned to look him in his eyes, awaiting his answer.


    Althea — “I think I remember the clearing being up ahead!” Althea’s tongue hung out of her mouth from the exertion of the run. Althea glanced back at her companion and thought how lucky she was that Vira found her in that river that day and made the decision to stick with her. Their small little society of two was beginning to feel like a real home. “I’m excited to finally get some exercise… We have been so… so… stagnant.”

    Elvira —  Elvira and Althea continued running forward until a strong gust of wind blew the scents of many, many wolves to her nose. “Hold on….” She stopped to sniff the crisp, cold air. “There are so many wolves nearby…” Knowing Althea would want to go see what was happening, she looked over to her friend. She was scared, she didn’t want to interrupt, but meeting other wolves may be good for them both.

    Panther – green gaze settled on Kova as she spoke, a light smile lighting up his features. He nodded in regards to Saskia’s tones. “We have walked the same path for many moons now, I have watched her become the fae she is now, and I would like to continue our path. As one.” He offered in light, happy tones. His tail swaying behind him as he looked to Kova.

    * Kova as the pair would share their heart for one another, there was a soft expression given across her features. From Saskia’s tones, to Panther’s, she knew the heavy weight of their affection for one another, and the promise they shared between only two could. She’d catch Rook’s gaze, offering a gentle one in kind before turning back to Panther and Saskia. “As all have heard the heart and devotion for one another, such is the path of courts to being named a mated pair. I would like to have the honor of being the first to introduce the newest mated pair, Saskia and Panther. May your devotion and hearts continue to beat as one in this journey, together.” for this she would offer a sweet, low melodic howl for the pair. A song worthy to sing.

    * Leora how curious this thing was. Mateship, huh? She would feel her paws shift a little and when her brother didn’t migrate far from her, she would nudge him lightly until Kova’s howl drew her attention away from said question that no doubt would arise. She looked to see Panther, her dear friend, come together in this thing called mateship. How curious. Yes, curious. She was happy for him, though!  Despite the feelings of this new season, she was happy. She would smile and howl for both Saskia and Panther.

    <Calder> When Panther and Saskia where named a mated pair, he would smile and when Kova howled, he would add his song and voice to the mix for the celebration of two becoming one. He’d feel the hearts shared and given.

    ⚜Saskia⚜ —  Saskia’s heart would beat against her chest, and she’d pull her ears back in contentment as Kova’s howls and naming lifted into the air. Her court -.. mate’s words would find her in soft tones, and she would be grateful for them. Panther was her heart, and no wolf could ever compare to him. Not knowing if she was suppose to offer her voice for their own celebration, but she couldn’t hold it back. She’d lift her head into the air and let loose low, soft tones of her inner feelings; Completion. When she was finished, she’d nuzzle Panther on his chin and descend the throne, but not before offering Kova a silent, “Thank you..”

    📖 Yes, a song worthy to sing indeed. When the Song was beckoned, it was made more whole with more notes; so, he would offer up his low howl to the sky in a hearty beckoning for the newly named pair. —danger, danger Will Robinson…the sixth sense of the Lore Master were slowly going off but likely not fast enough to avoid a barrage of questions after this. His own mind was on other things, occupied by his own questions.

    Code —  Code grinned, happy for Saskia and Panther. She added her voice to the song that rang out in the clearing, her tail wagging and wagging with joy for her friends. Mates! Oh, how wonderful! When the howls would cease, she would nod to Saskia with a smile, whispering a “congratulations!”.

    <Kova> she would pick up Saskia’s thank you and smile warmly to the fae and gave them a nod to return back to their place with the others. When all the howls and notes where sung, she would shift her paws just a little on the stone if only to address the wolves of the pack. “Before I continue, is there any who wish to request of me, anything, for this meeting?” she had glanced across the
    <Kova> gathered, hoping to to perhaps see Rune among the gathered at some point, before turning then to the rest momentarily. She knew where her hues desired to fall, but she kept them to each now to ensure she’d not miss any requests.

    Fern —  -ˋˏ ༻❁ How lovely! All of her friends were just getting it good this meeting weren’t they. Panther and Saskia’s love reminded her of a story, but she’ll have to save it for lore night… For now she would give a double stamp of her paws and a gentle yip for the mated pair! This was no doubt a meeting to remember. ❁༺ˎˊ-

    ⚜Saskia⚜ —  Saskia would stop before reaching her spot and then back to face the stone for the third time. Was this going to be a habit? She’d hum and lift her head to meet Kova’s gaze. “I have a request.” It was something her and Kova had spoken about in the past, and now that her romantic bond had formed, she wanted to complete another bonding.

    Elvira —  Elvira followed Althea, temporarily stopping every little while to hear the sounds and scents getting closer, closer, closer. Once they got closer to the others, Elvira stopped them both to avoid barging in unannounced. Maybe, just maybe, one of the wolves at the meeting would notice them. Whatever did happen, Elvira tried to keep the pair of faes as calm and respectful as possible. In a low whisper, Elvira nudged Althea. “Stay quiet, we aren’t getting yelled at again. We don’t even know if we can be here.”

    Ophaelos — .ೃ࿐ With a stamp of his paw and offering his own song, he’d extend his own gratitude to the pair. Ophaelos wasn’t a huge romantic anymore due to his own trials and tribulations that he’s been experiencing. By no means was he a cynic on their behalf, though, and would be delighted for the mated pair—love was a beautiful thing with a painful bite, after all. Eagerly, he’d listened to Kova’s further words and would wonder if anyone had anything else to add to this meeting. When he heard Saskia begin to speak, he would listen intently to his mentors request. *ೃ༄

    Althea —  Althea nodded her head in understanding and she sniffed the air. “The alpha…. Kova? I smell her…” Althea grinned. She was excited, she loved a good party!

    Code —  Code’s stomach flipped with nerves as she knew what Saskia was going to request but the worry was mixed with excitement and anticipation. She stepped forward next to Saskia, her smile widening and tail softly wagging. She nosed the fae warmly and turned her gaze to Kova.

    Panther  – He would’ve offered his own voice, though once it died down, he found his place among the crowd again. He watched his mate as she made it known she had a request, his head tilted. What was this request? He wondered. He kept quiet, and watched.

    * Kova her eyes would fall then towards Saskia who would have meandered from the stone, only to turn around and request another. She smiled softly to the fae and would welcome her back forward. “Please share your request.” she’d invite her forward once more with a lightness to her expression and curious, to.

    Rowan – She stamped her paw into the ground, a smile on her maw. Saskia and Panther, they had been courted, and now they were mated. She hummed softly, she would have to congratulate them at the end of the meeting. Though, her attention directed upon the dark fae as she spoke up about a request.

    ⚜Saskia⚜ —  Saskia would hum. She wouldn’t burden the stone with a third approach of her own paws, but instead she’d stand at the base for now until Kova either denied or accepted her request. “Panther is not the only one I have bonded with since I’ve made WolfSpirits my home. Code has been by my side since the day of my arrival, and has taken a part in who I have become these days. We’ve become very close, and I have spoken to you as well as her about my request to become what WolfSpirits knows as a Spirit sister…” She’d pause and await Code’s expression before continuing. “We have both agreed it is what we want, for our paws to walk side by side as sisters not of blood, but of bond.” She’d conclude and pause, awaiting Kova’s response.

    * Kova as Saskia approached with her request, she’d give a knowing smile. She knew well the strength and bonds between another who might not be shared in blood, but spirit. It was a unique honor that the pack would provide to those of the pack. She turned then to Code and offered the fae to come forward as well. She would seek Code to come forward as well. “I hear your request, Saskia. As a  bonded wolf to another not of blood, but of Spirit, the sibling bond is a strong and true one. We are lucky to find a wolf whom we share our heart with, but not just as a singular bond, for we can share it with others to. I know well this bond.” her hues fell to Code then to Saskia. “If Code agree’s and you both feel strong for this to be made true, then, I would have the honor to name you both Spirit Siblings before the pack. To be recognized, named, and to share that continued bond with one another, throughout your journey within our home.” she would smile and gently stomp her paw to the stone.

    <Calder> When Saskia stepped forward with her request and it to be made with Code, he smiled. He would give a gentel stomp of his paw for the pair of fae’s. He was happy the two of them found a common ground and heart with one another during their time in the fold of WolfSpirits.

    * Leora she would watch all the gathered wolves, so many! She would be happy to see the others advance in their place in the pack, and as well hearts it would seem. Now spirit siblings? Oh, another thing she’d have to ask about! She swished her tail and not knowing the bounds of them fully yet, it was still a time to rejoice and feel the celebration and heart fulfillment to the pair. When they where named, she’d mimic Kova and stomp her paw.

    ⚜Saskia⚜ —  Code’s words would warm her heart and she would look to Kova with knowing hues and a firm nod of her head. Would she notice the two newer fae’s coming into the clearing, if so she would greet them after the meeting, but for now there was an important moment to attend to. “It is as said, and true to our hearts. A bond we wish to seal, as Spirit Sisters..” She would smile at Kova, knowing she knew well of what bonds formed between the two faes based off of her own bond with Fianna.

    * Kova she would look between Saskia and Code, and smile softly as she had given a firm and knowing nod. “It is an honor to name you spirit sisters, Code and Saskia. May your bonds continue to grow stronger.’ she would dip her head to the pair and happily wave her tail for the two.

    Fern —  -ˋˏ ༻❁ Hm? Spirit sister? What was that? After Kova’s little explanation she’d now understand. Fully agreeing that they were fit to be sisters by the bond they held. Fern still remembers to this day that Saskia had first mistaken her for the lighter fae, not to mention she talked about her all the time when she was missing. The golden fae would first give a knowing nod before her tail betrayed her seriousness with more waves of joy and a congratulatory yip! Yet again her friends were getting it SO good this meeting! Maybe one day Fern herself will find an unbreakable bond with someone, be it a mate or a spirit sister… ❁༺ˎˊ-

    ⚜Saskia⚜ — Saskia would wave her tail and dip her head to Kova before stamping a paw under her own frame for their bond. She looked back and moved between Code and her mate, nuzzling them both before seating herself and finally keeping quiet for the continuation of the meeting.

    Rook 📖 Rook would offer a firm stamp to the earth below for the bond Saskia and Code had formed. There weren’t many present that he had found to kindle such a bond with, maybe Phoenix, but that was a product of fate and his own choices. Perhaps, one day he’d find someone to warrant such a title be given to the bond made. For now, his eyes once more looked to Kova.

    * Kova when Saskia and Code would return to their favored places among the gathered, she would smile and swing her tail. The feeling jovial and light and it would radiate with the others. She once more scanned the gathered and allowed the floor to remain open for a request that might be needed and she just hadn’t the moment to share it before the meeting. “Does any others wish to come forward  with a request?” would she notice the two faes in the distance yet?

    <Calder> He’d remain seated and when the request floor was open, he would glance again to all the gathered wolves. He himself hadn’t found such a bond yet with another, but was hoping , with time, he might. For now he’d remain silent and listening. Wondering curiously where Fianna might be.

    Ophaelos —  .ೃ࿐ The sound of having a spirit sibling would cut close to the brute, who smiled and offered his stomp of approval. Losing Eýr was one of the most difficult losses Ophaelos had experienced. It rivaled losing his mate—that alone should convey the seriousness of such a subject. Similar to the others who seated themselves near the brute, Ophaelos would wonder if he, too, would share a similar bond with another wolf. His mind was mainly on the subject of a spirit sibling, not so much a mate… he was far too cynical at the moment to even begin to wonder if there was another in this pack who would work his way into his heart in such a way. It was far too early for him to begin to wonder about such things—both a mate and a spirit sibling—and would quickly shut down such ideas. Instead, he’d offer his kindness to the named-sisters in the form of a simper. *ೃ༄


    * Daithi had spent his early hours rummaging through some brush and munching on some local berries that he had remembered were edible. They tasted tart but quenched a thirst deep in his belly and helped to get rid of that growling sensation. Whilest on pause to lap at some icey water from a stream he was near, could be hear voices on the wind in the far distance? The howls of many… Curiosity could potentially get the best of him had it
    * Daithi not been for his timid nature, instead… he carefully stepped his way towards the voices… He carefully stepped through the dense wooded vale, his paws light on the cold solid ground. Passed the ancient sentinels that protected these woods, they whispered to him as a pup. He would never forget their words… but for now, he continued forward. Until the sun stretched for undergrowth and barren roots that occasionally peeked out
    * Daithi from the dense packed snow. He stayed in the tree line, a pale apparition against the trees, until he circled around to be able to see fur and tail of the wolves he heard earlier. Remaining there, he stayed put, quietly contemplating for awhile

    Rook 📖 The sound of celebration would die down once more, and he would listen and watch in the brief silence that accompanied the lull between Kova’s question and the here and now…the heart racing, heart pounding now. He would nose at his sister, if nothing more than for courage and approach the base of the stone to look up to Kova.

    “I only ask of you the world as I know and feel it. I ask to share a common tale with the time given us and to weave one for the telling when our time has passed. Forgive me my boldness, but I ask a life-long barter of a story for a story.”

    They had shared moments of honest vulnerability in private; the moments that temper the heart but that do nothing to harden it. Such fire and coal analogies so often break here in the details, but that was because it wasn’t a steel to be forged in these moments…it was an alloy. Such metallurgy took time, knowledge, and great care to form a stronger material than what was present separately. This…this was the right analogy and whether he was the chromium to her cobalt+nickel or it was the other’way’round…the end to strive for was the strongest material known.

    Panther  – He had formed the mate bond with Saskia, and Saskia had formed a sisterly bond with Code. He smiled, nuzzling his mate as she settled beside him again. He glanced around, sighing. This reminded him he wanted to speak with Sanek, but it didn’t seem as though the brute was around. Perhaps they could catch up later, he hoped so.


    <Kova> her hues would fall towards the stone hued frame of the Lore Master as he had approached in the boughts of silence from the others. There would be a softness to her expression, a knowing kindle that began to ignite within her own. She’d not appointed another higher ranked wolf yet to their fold, and so, such ceremonies would be given in what her words offered next. But first, she would slowly descend the rock so that she’d be even with Rook and stepped forward until she brushed her nose to his lightly. “Share with two souls, and we will share in freedoms tale.” she’d offer in light tones before her tail swung ever so. If a wolf could blush, surely her cheeks would be rosey like a fresh spring flower. She’d feel her own heart pulsate against her chest for the moments of  shared heart in the ancient wood, would be revealed to the others in the open upon his request. She’d give another moment more before she would swing her tail and address the others. “Rook, I accept your heart and give mine in full and in kind. To explore the paths together and grow stronger in those intricate, but beautiful threads of bondship. I accept your heart as I hope you to mine, and I would be honored to be your court and to join on a journey that of moon and earth can share.” her tail would betray her inner thoughts for it’d be hard to stop it’s sway as she pressed her crown into his, so her chest may press against his own. If only to share their beating hearts, to slow and pace as one.

    Rowan – She tilted her head, spirit sisters, huh? Her ears perked, she hummed softly. She glanced between Saskia and Code, would she find a Spirit Sibling while she roamed this pack’s lands? Would she bond with anyone as these wolves have? As she was deep in thought, watching the happenings of the meeting, she likely wouldn’t notice the two visitors watching them.

    ⚜Saskia⚜ —  Now, saying Saskia was shook was an understatement. Kova… courting Rook? She should’ve seen it coming! Saskia would turn and perk her ears, tail still behind her as she listened to the love language the two rarely, practically never shared. Would Rook show emotion in this moment? She’d look to her mate with a subtle glint of suspense in her eyes, watching the Alpha and the Lore Master. When Code snuggled close, she’d wrap her tail around the fae’s hindquarters but couldn’t keep her gaze off the two at hand.

    📖 Rook would watch Kova and read the words written gently, boldly, with elegant grace and that were hewn upon her frame. His heart continued to race, and he did what he could to steady it in the interceding moments before her voice offered her reprieve from the unbound seas he found himself awash in. A beacon…a lodestar to which to swim toward and swim he would…When she accepted his offer and offered her own heart in kind, he momentarily bowed his head. The weight was born aloft his neck, but it was no albatross; this weight was the torc within which a great deal of magic was kindled. This weight was the stone that completed the stone.

    Rook would not contain the happiness and levity Kova’s words and acceptance offered, and he’d not let her wait a moment longer to accept her own “Your heart is safe with me, mo réalta thuaidh. Your tale is told with every swift beat of my heart.”

    Fern —  -ˋˏ ༻❁ Ha! Fern knew it! She knew those suspicious looks they were giving each other as they went alone into the Ancient Forest that one day weren’t for nothing. But if we’re honest here the idea of Kova courting Rook was quite the surprise to all. Her ears too would be perked with interest as she watched what went down. What a special day it was, a day of love as it seemed it would flow in and out of almost everyone who went up to the Alpha Stone. ❁༺ˎ

    Panther  – Panther tilted his head, curious. Another courted pair? Kova and Rook, he had missed their longing gazes that no doubt wandered to each other from time to time, so he was definitely surprised. His eyes were curious, would Rook become Alpha alongside Kova? Or remain Lore Master? He seemed to lean towards the stone, interested. He caught himself and instead leaned into his mate.

    * Kova there would be no betraying how she felt, for she felt this way for sometime. The stone hued male of the Mean Oiche had stolen her heart perhaps sometime ago, but after a pause and breath of recent events, and time shared and spent closer together, she knew where her heart truly and wanted to belong. She would gruuu softly against his crown and nuzzled into his chest. His words binding to
    <Kova> her heart like a special golden thread, now firmly tethered to her. To his promise, she’d offer her own. “And yours is safe with me. A tale tethered to one another for as long as the threads will last..” She would gently place her paw atop his own briefly, knowing he knew of it’s meaning before she would feel her heart race until she’d let loose a gentle, low song for their
    <Kova> courtship!

    * Leora she would give a swing of her tail to both Saskia and Code. How exciting, she thought! It was there she would be left to her own when her brother took a few paces forward. She blinked and tilted her head and when the pair seemed to share a lovers story, she blinked even more. Her eyes where like “@o@”. So many questions now fell into the forefront and now they where burning to be asked! But this was a special moment, so, she kept to herself. Did she notice Althea and Elvira yet? Her eyes where glued and when Kova howeled for the courtship to her brother, she felt her own howl added in kind! So.many.questions.

    ⚜Saskia⚜ —  A song that was worth sharing, indeed! Saskia would look back to her mate with an awwe look in her hues. She stamped her right paw firmly, happy for the two as they began their long yearned-for journey of love. She too wondered if Rook would become Alpha alongside Kova, but deep down she felt he would not uphold such titles and none would live up to his own of Lore Master. She’d wait for Rook to sing his song before she offered her own into the sky. A night of love, kinship, and bonding as they lived yet another year in the intricate threads of time; 22 years to be exact!

    Rook  📖 One more quiet moment out at sea and he was on the shore of a new and wonderous venture. The air within him swelled bringing the cold winter’s air within what felt like a smelter. He breathed a long and low breath before then lifting his own note skyward. Song and story were sang and written but not yet fully. This was a barter he would honor until the last of his breaths fell and until the silent name given him left this world for the memory of another’s story told.

    Quietly now, he would press the crown of his head to Kova’s shoulder and move to sit beside his sister, Leora. He had much to answer, he knew.

    Ophaelos —  .ೃ࿐ A courtship was a lovely thing—he remembers the two separate times he was courted. Although, he’s never mentioned the first to anyone. Ahh… he could feel the puppy love from here. He’d stomp his paw, offering his song to the sky to celebrate their union. It seems the season brought on many feelings for everyone! He hadn’t been here long enough to notice Kova and Rook’s affection toward each other, but it was clear they felt heavily for one another. The air between them was palpable, even from where the brute sat. *ೃ༄

    Panther  – An ‘awwwe’ look was shared with his mate. Now that he thought about it, he and Saskia courted before the alpha, was that weird? He shook his head, glancing back to the courted pair. He stamped his paw and he would offer his own voice once the Alphess and Lore Master did.

    <Kova> there would be another soft but hard felt nuzzle to his shoulder and frame swiftly before she would step from her court (insert hehe here), and up the slope of the rock she’d go. When she reached it’s edge, she would stand there again and offer a warm but soft expression to the wolves present. Her tail would sway behind her with a little more air before she’d offer. She’d let loose a gentle breath and seeing Rowan among the others, she would offer to the fae to come forward.

    Rowan  – She watched the happenings of the clearing, unaware of the two newcomers. Her tail swayed, she offered a stomped paw in regards to the new courted pair. She rose to her paws noticing Kova beckoned her forth, she offered a subtle smile and padded forwards.

    <Kova> when the fae would come forward, she smiled. “Rowan, you have been a pledge for sometime now, and I wanted to ask you now, if you are ready to proceed to the next step of Assessmentship and your journey with WolfSpirits to become a member?” eyes would be light and curious to the fae’s response.

    *Rowan She glanced first towards Ophaelos, they had pledged together, she hummed softly then looked towards the Alphess. “My paws have wandered, but I believe this is my second chance at a permanent home. If you will allow it of me, I would like to proceed and take the next step.” She offered in light tones, giving a firm nod to Kova’s words. If the alphess were to accept, who would her mentor be?

    <Kova> “As an assessment of WolfSpirits, you will learn more intricately the ways of the pack and fold you are about to join. I will name your mentor now, as Shakira.” she would look across the gathered wolves to the Lead Huntress. She’d invite the fae to come forward if she wished. “Shakira will help lend and give her knowledge to you so that you may grow stronger in knowing the pack ways and rules, and as well, your own path to joining us. Do you accept your next step and journey?”

    Ophaelos —  .ೃ࿐ A smile would find him as Rowan was called to pledge. Indeed, he would catch her glance and would offer a respectful bow of his head. This was exciting—for both of them, he’d like to think. He was worried for a moment that, due to her lack of appearance lately, she wouldn’t have the privilege to ascend with him. Alas, by Kova’s gracious philosophy, she would be joining not only him and Code but Fern and Cajun as well! *ೃ༄

    Rowan – Her hues had caught Ophaelos’ respectful dip of his head, her tail swayed behind her as she eagerly waited for Kova’s words. When they came, she looked up at her quickly, listening. Shakira, the Lead Huntress was named her mentor, and she would be sure to seek her out after the meeting or tomorrow morning. “I accept. I shall learn all that there is while I can.” She offered, eager to take these next steps and learn more about this pack she will be journeying into.
    * Kova when Rowan would accept the next stage to joining the pack and her mentor was named, she would smile. Her tail slowly brushed across the surface a few more times before she would rise her paw up “As all have lay witness to Rowan’s pledge, and now pledge to her mentor and the pack, I would like the honor now of naming you Rowan, WolfSpirits Assessment.” she let loose a low breath before stomping the stone for Rowan!
    Rook 📖 Another named assessment would be added to the growing list of wolves to learn the ways of the Wolfspirit. Here, he thought, was a valuable lesson to those already established. This pack thrived on the addition from a world beyond the proverbial bubble, much like the ‘tellers had. Although the ways of the Wolfspirit were vital in continued success of the pack, stories should be told and heard. He would once more look between the newly named assessments and to the one under his charge and stamp his paw firmly in congratulations to Rowan. Perhaps he would see Althea and Elvira near enough now and would offer them a much more welcoming chuff than the greeting they had near the Ancient Forest. Would they heed the welcome?
    <Leora> she would nuzzle her brother softly when he rejoined her but she would now look to Kova and Rowan. She hadn’t met the fae to much and would have to change that! She watched curiously and when the fae was named Assessment, she would gently stomp her paw for the fae to! Another Assessment, woo! She could feel the elated expression and feelings across the others.
    * Shakira would have seemed to slip into the fold unseen aside from Rook whom she had entered into the Clearing shortly behind, offering her own sentimental howls and praises as the time and advancements allowed. Though now it would seem she was called upon to be a mentor, a teacher for one to join the fold and call the pack home. Stepping forward she would come up to nose gently and briefly along Rowan’s ruff if only to let her know of her support. “I accept the role of mentor for Rowan, she has already proven her worth and dedication to the pack and I will be honored to teach her further of our ways.” She said before the Alpha would name the newest Assessment, her own growl raising for the she-wolf before she would step back to the back of the crowd.
    ⚜Saskia⚜ — Today at 4:22 PM
    Saskia would watch as Rowan went forth, and she’d smile for the fae. Rowan wasn’t around a lot, but recently she’d stayed nearer to the clearing. She knew the fae had a place here, even if she’d not yet found what it was. When the brown fae was named an Assessment, she would lightly stamp her left paw.
    Fern — Today at 4:24 PM
    -ˋˏ ༻❁ Wow! What a day! So many of the wolves she knows are climbing in the ranks. Fern would no doubt give a stop of her paw for Rowen the new assignment alongside her, Ophaelos, Code, and Cajun! Or at least that’s all who she knew. They all should have little assessment meetings and share what they have learned with the rest, how great would that be. ❁༺ˎˊ-
    * Kova she would smile and dip her head and her paw again to the wolves who where present as Shakira stepped forward to accept her new mentoree. She would smile to the fae and nod firmly. She knew that she would be a good mentor to the fae. She would then look to the others gathered, and her hues fell to her court and she smiled. Allowing him to unveil his trinkets and tokens.
    Rowan  – Her gaze settled on the Alphess for a moment, listening to her words. She dipped her head, and stamped her paw for not only herself but the other assessments that had been named today. She smiled as her mentor emerged from the crowd, and nosed her ruff. She nosed Shakira’s shoulder, eager to learn from the Huntress. Her tail swayed and she dipped her head to Kova once more as a thank you, then she slipped into the crowd near Saskia and Ophaelos once more.
    * Kova as her greeting of the pair was given, and the announcements made, she would gently dip her head and offer a warm smile “Thank you all who attended this evening’s meeting. Other events will continue throughout the day, but I welcome you all to enjoy the rest of the afternoon and thank you again for those who celebrate and share in our lore, story, friendship, kinship, and pack with us for another year longer. Truly honored and humbled by each of you.”

    New Bot Announcement

    📖 When the rest of the proceedings were at a place for the teller of tale to tell tale of tinkering, he’d spin the yarn.

    “Ar aird…Ar Aird! Winter’s worst has waned and the hunter’s time of ease has gone. Ahead lie the months of toil…toil for new mouths and new kin. Toil for prey who no longer slog through the snows we grace our wide paws upon. Today marks the end of Winter’s worst and the beginning of Spring of bounty and hardship. ”

    He would stamp his paws heartily upon the earth beneath him and call out again

    “AR AIRD! AR AIRD!!! The bonds of Fenrir are broken and the beast runs free at the behest of the Lord of the Wild, Cernunnos! The hunt, the wild, and the wild places of the lands grow ever so more wild under his direction, and we…we must grow all the wilder.”

    OOC—- A new discord-side hunting bot is ready, and it entails a host of changes and simplifications. An easy word document will be posted summarizing the commands to use, and a quick/easy demonstration will be given shortly.

    The quick and dirty changes: Your health does not reset after every hunt. You must rest and eat meals to steadily replenish your health, of you should seek out the Caretaker for harsher wounds, because she alone can deem you worthy of hunting again. Every meal provided by the prey is calculated by the average maximum meal a wolf can eat, so you are limited to 1 meal every other day. Fishing and predator tracking are not yet available, but are coming soon.


    Wolfspirits 15 Year Anniversary

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    WolfSpirits 15 Year Anniversary Celebration

    Thank you to all who showed up to our anniversary and celebrated with us! There was much to share. Below you will find the log of our meetings, adventures, and lore! We had an amazing attendance today ranging from 15 – 22 wolves!


    Begin Log – Attendance: 27 Wolves

    * Atraya would have been within the clearing, conversing with several wolves when she turned her hues to the horizon now to see just who was about. A long wave of her tail was given before she would let loose a few low barks then rose her head up, letting loose a gentle howl. Perhaps to call forth a gathering.
    * Lockewlf raises an eyebrow as his single ear swivels to the familiar sound of Atraya summoning the pack. he would take a moment to settle on his haunches and take a large breath of air before bellowing out his own howl of acknowledgement. He knew the time grew near, so many years have passed and even he would be remiss if he did not attend such a momentus event. He would rise to his swollen
    * Lockewlf paws and broke into a slow lope, making his way through the trees separating the hunting lands from the clearing and emerged without his usual reserved silence. His head rose high as he strode towards the rock, only to see a strange figure in the distance.
    * Skydancer when she spots the ancient Elder wolf she dips her muzzle to shukie rather abruptly and with her banner waving she heads toward him almost jogging and chuffs excitedly. hello Elder. she greets him respectfully wondering how he could Possibly be still alive.
    * Kokuro was laying near clearings edge with RUne in converse when his Mother’s brought his head around to gaze upon her.
    * CwnAnnwn turned back to his sister and returned her nosing lightly. “I have been around”, he would not elaborate further on that. Tilting his head at her comment, he turned his gaze back to the approaching male “I see” was all he would say as he watched the male close the gap. He was interrupted by the alpha female’s call for a gathering, turning his head to the alphas rock.
    * Rune perks her ears to a howl from the center of the Clearing. “A meeting or lore night.” She takes a few steps towards Alpha Rock then turns to look at Kokuro. “Will you be attending?” She asks looking to Alpha Rock, suddenly remembering the tense issue that had unfolded there earlier an expression of unease spreads across her face.
    * nalani ears swivel back. “I’m going to get some.” she wasn’t scared of wolves. it was probably a packmate, yup thatmust be it she decides her belly rumbling at the scent of the meat and she moves in caustious but unless someone stops her she digs right in *munch,munch* chew more more *munch all the while wagging her tail acrossthe snow.
    * Nishanti would hear teh howl and look to the alpha gathering a meeting “well lets all gather around” she would say turning around towards the alpha hoping today would be the moment she had been waiting for since as long as she could remember hopefully to be one with the family once and for all
    * Hutch would hear the howl to gather and would walk to the rock with Nishanti and CwnAnnwn.  He sits next to his court and listen for what the alphas have called a meeting for.
    * Kokuro drawing his slim frame to standing he would shake the detris from his peltage , before nodding to the Caretaker to lead the way. “Of course I will be attending. Mother would skin me if I didn’t”
    * Kwa`ani followed her sister’s example and settled at the dinner table quickly eating her fill, though in between looking around. At the growling she lept up turning to face the direction of the growls, puffing out her chest growling in response the meat falling from her maw as her ears flattened back, tail lifting.
    * ApacheWolf stood up on all fours, tail level with her spine…
    * Nov[a] ( has joined #wolfspirits
    * Faolan hadn’t made an entrance into the clearing yet, let alone a grand one. Had he known what day this was? What would have kept him away from the festivities for so long through the day? All questions unanswered for as long as he remained away…and probably even afterwards. He had departed for the ancient forest and, as such, would be returning via the northwestern edge of the clearing. With so many wolves coming out of the woodwork he’d be forgiven for making his way towards Atraya at the sound of her howl.
    * Noshoba would turn those oddly blue hues and the greet and allow a smile to come to fore. ” Hello daughter of my heart. I am glad to see you well. ” A nuzzle given in affection before turning to listen to the Alphas.
    * Atraya would have waited for the other’s to make their entrances and gather. Her tail would quickly wave this way and that with anticipation and let loose a few more gruuuuing excited barks as she saw several start to appear. She’d see her mate among the gathered and waved her tail even faster.
    * CwnAnnwn shook out his pelt and stretched sligthtly before he turned his frame to pad onwards to the alphas rock with his sister and her boy toy whom he wasn’t sure about yet, but figured his father must trust the male, so that would give some favour to the male.
    * Skydancer reaches up to the Elder her banner low and waving in excitement but at the same time wondering how many more day´s she would have with him, he is far older then kova had been and she´d  already feared he might never return, except maybe… she remembers what he´d shown her. when the alphesses call sounds across the valley and she too turns toward the Rock.
    * Shukie perked to the alpha’s call, her head tilting downwards even as her hind leg lift to scritch behind her ear then moving towards the alpha rock dipping her head in greetings to those she saw.
    * Kwa`ani turned to her sister after the fae made her presense known. “If you grab a leg I’ll get the meat with the hide still?” looing at nalani.
    * Nightstalker slipped silently into the clearing from the north, the old male padding steadily towards the alphas rock as he flicked his tail. He tilted his muzzle up slightly as he took in the scents of those gathered, picking out those he knew.
    * Noshoba would nuzzle affectionately and chuff a greet to another of the packs old wolves.
    * Lockewlf ‘s gaze moved as a chuff echoed to his one ear, his gaze settling upon the scarred, ancient but still recognizeable form of Noshoba. it was like lightning itself just struck Locke in the rump as the ancient wolf hopped to his paws and charged head-long at Noshoba. “NOSHOBA!”
    * Rune notices an ancient figure in the Clearing, one she had not seen before. She perks her ears in curiosity but little to no distrust as the pack seemed to be very friendly towards him, his story must be similar to Lockewlf’s. Rune takes a seat where she assumes would end up as back of the gathered group, she wasn’t fond of others being where she couldn’t see them. She watches figures appear out of the darkness, tension free for now.
    <Larka> happily and excitedly
    * Larka would soon make her way into the clearing clearly had taken some time. as she looked around and took in the scents she saw a dark figure walking about. her tail swaying and her nose sniffing she ran towards teh black ghost bumping into his frame happily as she licked him all over “GG YOUR BACK!” she said
    <Larka> happily and excitedly
    * nalani lifts her lips in startlement at the old white one’s suddenn appearence but her littermates words cause her to shift her attention. “ok”she say´s and eats her way through the leg and tugs of what she can waiting on kwa’ani before wobbling of it never even occuring that another might try to take her prize.
    * Noshoba would settle back, as he watched Locke come charging. The ancient black wolf may be all white now but he could still beat another old fart. And leaps back to tumble into his old friend and packmate still breathing
    * Kwa`ani gnawed adn chewed at the meat and hide until she had a decent size portion, sinking her fangs into it she rose and followed the path back towards the clearing. “We bests hurrys.” as she began to sprint towards home.
    * Lockewlf went rolling with Noshoba as they went tumbling through the snow, the ancient wolf’s eyes alive like they haven’t been in ages as he rose to his green paws and practically pranced around him “I can’t believe you are alive!! i thought i was the last one left! by the Earth Mother you have no idea how good it is to see you!” his tail swished happily as a huge grin crosses his muzzle.
    * Nishanti settled close to hutch “this will be exciting i hope. i want to take this farther if possible. ive been waiting for so long and i want it more then anything” she would say softly in his ear.
    <Divinity> lied at the base of a tree, gazing up into the sky. Her thoughts drifted quickly, filling her head. The ill fae quickly lied on her side, letting her tongue lol on the ground in front of her while she panted. Her nose flickered at the scents near her. She wasn’t exactly a stranger to the pack, neither a member either. She sure wasn’t welcomed by so
    <Divinity> me, others remained more antsy.
    * Faolan slowly made his way to his mate’s side and there took a moment to nose lightly at her scruff before venturing a cast of his hues to those few nearby.  What all have I missed thus far?
    * CwnAnnwn slowly settled upon his haunches, wrapping his silver tail about his flanks as he awaited for the meeting to begin. He slowly scanned the clearing, taking note of all the wolves present, most notably the fae he seemed to be fond of bothering, Rune. He did not notice his father just yet.
    * Noshoba is tumbleed through the snow and takes out his granddaughter so she was seeing black instead of white. Chuckling another not walking the paths just yet, he draws his lithe frame back up and nuzzles softly to all his family nearby. A whisper givem “You know we are being disrepectful for such a pair of old elders like us.”
    * Nightstalker slipped around the back side of the rock to take his usual place off to the side of the rock where he could both pay attention to the alpha’s and keep an eye on those gathered.
    * Shukie spotted Divinity stirring, rising she moved towards the fae and when she was near she stopped, “There is a meeting about to begin, you are welcome to join it if you wish and can follow me. She waited for a response then led the way. The fae would follow or not, depending upon her choice. She returned to her normal position not far off of the alpha rock.
    * Lockewlf positively quivers with excitement as he murmurs back “well, the good thing about being old is that all the young wolves don’t expect anything out of you anymore.” he would grin, then moved to settle on his haunches, trying to calm himself down so that the meeting can commence.
    * Divinity quickly tried standing up, only to fall onto the ground. After a few struggles, she finally mustered up the strength to follow by her friendly packmate. She kept up, only a few lengths away from her.
    * _Nova would have arrived at the group of wolves, one unfarmiliar face stood out. From what he could barely her it was a wolf from Locke’s time here. Another elder to learn from. He sat down on his haunches and looked around and then to the alphas, being quiet for whatever reason.
    * Rook , the aloof goof, had unknowingly followed his papa’s tracks back into the clearing. Big paws made big paw prints, but he had his fun traipsing about among them in the late winter’s snow. Boy, would he be surprised to see everyone in the clearing once he rounded the northwest bend. Who were all these weirdos? Did someone feed his sister’s after midnight or something??!! It was probably that troublemaker, Nova….they were all doomed! For now, though, he’d continue to hurriedly follow after papa.
    * Kokuro stayed with Rune for the moment until he say his father with his Mother upon the rock. A quick parting nuzzle given tro show his thanks for company, he would start a slow but graceful pad to join his family.
    * Azaelia had stayed in the southern clearing most of the day basically by herself. Again the female seemed to have fallen asleep, a very eventful day but not a lot had happened with her specifically. She continued to lay curled into herself for now. Her orb covers stayed strewn over her nonexistant gaze.
    * Kwa`ani bounded towards the clearing and quickly broke through the trees looking for the blabber mouth black fae. When she spotted her she ran like the wind towards her, the piece of meat flopping in her maw.
    * Divinity slowly settled onto the ground near Shukie. She groomed herself quietly, not making a peep. She remained low, yet kept visual and auditory locks on every spirit around her. She was still unsettled by the caretaker, whom she hope would get used to her. Glossy fur gleamed brighter in the moonlight with each lick. The abundant supply of strands fluffed outwards, setting her fur into an itchy state. Shaking, she soon continued grooming
    * Rune would be watching the approaching Divinity with a cold stare and wasn’t able to doge the nuzzle from Kokuro. Instead she recoils and the formally convex shape of herself to Kokuro quickly turns concave when she whips around with ears back and eyes wild with fear. However, she doubted the brute would even notice as he moved away quickly. With a nervous lick of her nose she looks behind her for other dangers before returning her attention to Divinity, who had settled near Shukie and started to groom herself.
    * Kwa`ani dropped the meat near Shukie and the weirdo fae then ran and jumped upon the rock nuzzling her parents if they were atop it already.
    * Rook would look at Kwanini the double poster with a sense of reassurance. Yep, they had fed her past midnight and this is where all these other wolves were coming from. She wouldn’t get front row seats alone though. He’d be right up there with mama and papa…stink in gremlin maker!
    * nalani follwing her sister she quickly drops her prize of near shukie and not even sparing a glance for the others she weaves her way to the Rock and bounces up it’ s slope and excitely bounces up against her mum-zie and dad- io too,licklicklicking their muzzles excitedly.
    * Fianna would be lingering on the outer edges of all the woofies gathered, a bit overwhelmed. Her amber hues darted about wide eyed as she took in the vast array of pelts, scents, and tones. Still, she felt flickers of excitement. So many around! Where did they all come from? Did they drop from the sky? Did the just go poof? Hrmmmm… she plunked her butt down, content to be on the fringe for now and view the silly howlers.
    * Atraya it would be a wild gathering for the pack this evening and as it was, if Lockewlf and Noshoba where within the clearing her eyes would no doubt dart to the elder, Noshoba. She hadn’t seen him in a very long time and her tail would as well sway quickly behind her in equal tandum. She would let loose one more following howl to the skies and to those who where present before she lowered it. There where so many scents, both old and new that she absorbed them for what they where. When the wolves began to gather she settled down on her haunches upon the alpha’s rock and offered forth a chuff. “Good evening all!” would look to each wolf who gathered.
    * Noshoba would settle back on ancient haunches all but melting from view with his silence to let the others have their fun and listen to the Alphas.
    * Nishanti settled and look to the alpha awaiting to hear what would be said. she wagged her tail
    * Lockewlf would turn his gaze up to Atraya, his voice silencing as he moved to bow his head respectfully towards her. he would rise once more, moving to lean on Noshoba with a stupid grin on his muzzle.
    * Kokuro would dip his head to his mother before drawing to the front of the rock and settle himself into listen.
    * CwnAnnwn watched as Rune reacted to the contact from Ko before his gaze shifted to the presence of his father. It wasn’t long though before Atraya drew his gaze as she started the meeting.
    * Shukie looked to Rook adn nalani whispering. “We have another brother! You not only male no mores and he big wuff!”
    * Ayaka had felt hesitant to return to the clearing after the hunt. The run and kill had done her good, as well as having a full belly. But.. there were a lot of taut emotions right now. And, from her place near the southern edge of the clearing she could smell many many scents mixing and mingling. Still.. her sense of pack and duty finally issued her within and she
    * Ayaka found her paws quietly easing toward those gather around the stone of import. She would note Fia near the outskirts amd quietly settled beside the pup with a slow smile, tail curling round her paws as she turned to watch the proceedings.
    * Larka moved into noshs scruff and fur  and licked him on his reare happy that he was still around
    * Kwa`ani looked to Rook adn nalani whispering. “We have another brother! You not only male no mores and he big wuff!”
    * Nightstalker slowly settled upon his haunches and draped his midnight tail over his forepaws as he scanned the gathered wolves, noting the presence of his remaining two offspring, neither was a pup any longer, but young adults at nearly 3 years of age.
    <Faolan>  It wouldn’t take him long to notice a particular wolf among the rest. The boy had turned up after all. The scents had not been the phantom of old memory, but of and old memory come back. Kokuro seemed to have entered alone, which begged more than the supply of questions in his return alone. He would be asked the same question as he had asked others, but it was for a time other than these festivities. For now he extended his own greetings to those gathered and to his son and daughters.
    * Azaelia possibly may have stirred to the nervous energy and excitement in the clearing and as her orbs graced the night she may have witnessed many forms suddenly surrounding alpha rock. She slowly haunched herself looking onward from the southern clearing where she planned to remain. She was hoping not to have a repeat encounter like the one earlier. One incident was more than she wanted,
    * Azaelia hopefully she would remain distant and invisible just a shadow in the back of a large group.
    * Kova nod doubt would’ve heard the howling call from her alpha’s and would’ve retreated from the hunting grounds. ONly now did she emerge into view and pad to a really large gathering of wolves! She waved her tail slowly, limping to her place near her sister Ayaka and Shukie. She seated herself near them and looked forward.
    <Rook>  Pfff…he no match for the bearstone alliance. I papa’s son! he said with a mighty whisper and puffed out chest. He didn’t know which one of the weirdo gremlin wolves this other ‘son’ was, but he’d find em!
    * Skydancer at the romping of the Elder and larka she scampers out of the way rather quickly and eyes the two slightly irritable as it causes her to almoststep on a couple banners in the process . sitting down again she keeps a weary eye on them. overgrown wolves.
    * Divinity huffed, itching behind the collar with very agitated behavior. She quickly broke from her posture, settling onto her haunches. She nervously looked around before breaking from the crowd, going off into the treeline to disappear for a while. Her nose twitched, the auditory sound of the liquid gushing nearby sounding her ears. Quickly, her pace increased into a very fast lope across the surface. Toes spread, they kept her from >>
    <Divinity> slipping on the surface. Finally nearing the water, she lowered herself to lap the icy goodness.
    * Kokuro would hear his younger brother and stifle a snicker. The five year old was amused with all his siblings since he had grown up with none.
    * Shukie watched the fae depart but didn’t go after her, instead leaning into her sister nuzzling gently before turning her attention to the alphas.
    * nalani turns her head with interist at kwa’ani Å› tail and pounces atop it certainly not minding where she possibly knocks her younger litter mate toward.
    * Rune watches Divinity lope away with narrow eyes. She then looks around at the gathered company, seeing faces new and familiar, young and old. Something was different about this meeting, though she couldn’t pin down what it was. She spots CwnAnnwn, she had scented him earlier but didn’t see him approach. Rune and he always managed to ruffle each other’s feathers when they talked so for now she’d refrain from talking to him.
    * Atraya dipped her head and smiled before offering “Thank you all for joining us tonight. Today marks the pack’s Anniversary. It was first founded by Kovo & Spirit, two sisters, bound by heart and spirit alike, to forge from the ashes of dreams they set out and created WolfSpirits. Love and devotion, strength and vigor, they created a family strong and true…. the family you are now witness to this very night.”  she began and allowed those wolves to settle and listen.
    * Hutch would look to Nishanti and smile; “best of luck to ya.”
    * Lockewlf ‘s gaze would grow rather serious now, his emerald eyes returning to their normally calm state as his single ear swivels towards her voice.
    * Larka smiled and wagged her tail happily
    * Fianna got bored sittin waaaay in the back, even though Ayaka had sat by her, the fae wasn’t as fun as her sibs! Stinkers though they were. So. On that note, look out world! She rose and went crashing through the throng, perhaps bumping and jostling quite a few fluffy shoulders as she moved pushing through, until she reached the rock itself and – wheee! – she took
    * Fianna a graceful flying leap and landed very near the top, finishing her climb quickly and with a flourish.
    * Nishanti noded him so glad to be part of such a legendary pack
    * Faolan had more than likely taken many private moments to recollect upon all the years that had passed. Some he had not been privileged to and some he had. Her certainly saw the three others that were older than he present among the rest and would offer each a light dip of his nose while he listened to his mate’s words.
    * CwnAnnwn hadn’t had his fur ruffled in some time now, so unless Rune was to vanish after the meeting, it would most likely be ruffling time. He flicked an ear as his sister and her boy toy spoke quietly to one another and shook his head slightly. He would keep his comments to himself, who was to say that one day he wouldn’t be some faes boy toy and serve her every needs. He quickly shook off the thought and turned his full attention to the alphas.
    * Divinity her tongue lolled gently into the water, her blades perked with her downward posture. Her tail slowly swished behind her as she stepped onto a log, crossing over the stream to avoid getting wet. She sniffed around, hoping to find something to eat before heading back. She was starving, and it was /so/ painful. A thicket of bushes grouped near a large tree. Dabbled on the bushes was the icy, dormant-ed blueberries. Sighing, the female decided to head back with only a waterlogged stomach. She quickly emerged from the treeline once again, settling away from the wolves with a nervous glare at her paws.
    * Kokuro watches the antics of his siblings before taking a quick gaze upon the others.
    * Rook could sit still with the best of em. Unfortunately, he was with his spastic sisters! Ugh, why you gotta be all goobery and prone to wiggling about?? He’d just have to nip at nalani’s ear because she was the most goober-ridden!
    * Kwa`ani chose that moment to nip at Rook’s ear when his head dipped towards nalani then shouldered him
    * Noshoba would make a place for Sky in the group so she would not be crushed. A sigh given he wondered what would happen now.
    * Fianna would be… perhaps.. a ‘tad’ wound up from all the woofies around amd the excitement in the air. She gave Rook a look as she breezed by that may have said something like – “who said anything abiut sitting still?” Could she read minds? Probably. Now, whos tail firstly? She gruuued and leaped towaeds Faolan, papa, who seemed ripe for the picking, lost in thought. Hehe. Ohyesss. Bearstone aliance, unite!

    * Atraya would blink to her daughter, Fianna, flying like a bird right up to the rock. She smiled with admiration before reaching down and nuzzling her crown before she proceeded to address the wolves. “With each passing day we grow stronger and forge new bonds from old and from those just joining us. We live and we learn through our experience with the pack and without each and everyone of you, we would not be. The dream and heart of this pack and what it stands for would perrish like a blown out flame.” she paused momentarily before pressing her paws into the earth and offering still. “We are strong. We are WolfSpirits.. now and forever.” she would bow her head before lifting high. Proud. “Let us sing a song for my mother, Kovo and her sister, Spirit. To Slate and to Firetalon. To those who’ve gone but are not lost for we continue to keep them true to our hearts and our memories. Both IC and OOC. Let us sing to each and everyone of you…” she paused looking to all her packmates, members in training, assessments, pledges, and visitors. “Let us sing to you…. for you are WolfSpirits. Now and forever.” it was there she stomped her paw to the stone and would rise her muzzle skyward letting loose a deep, heartfelt howl that would reverberate the feelings welled within.
    <Rook>  If he was going down, then he was taking nalani and Kwanini with him…seeing as he had nalani’s ear and she had Kwanzanini’s tail! Thankfully, he wasn’t going to be budged too far. Oh yeah! Now the other half of the bearstone alliance was here and he’d be backed up…but Fianna had gone after another target altogether.
    * Larka smiled and tapped her tail on the ground as she sent her song to the sky to join in with the alphas
    * nalani_ ducks her head to the side as she is almost nipped in the ear and side steps by sheer chance toward faolan her muzzle open in exitement to have all her littermate with her tongue lolling out as she pants and then tries to pounce rook  except he doesn’t really have anywhere to go and neither does she possibly causing a domino effect as she is knocked sideway’s and if rook isn’t going to cöoperate and be pounced she’ll be usin
    * Rune would nervously wait till others joined Atraya in song before lifting her own head. Her own dark, alto tones join the chorus made by her family and friends, unexplainable bonds holding them together.
    * Kova would feel the heartfelt words as they where told and scribed from lore and history. She let loose a low howl, offering her voice to the sky with her alpha’s and with her pack!
    * Nishanti felt moved by the howling and couldn’t help but join in happily loving the song as she tapped her paw along with it
    * Shukie lifted her head and howled along with those of the pack, present, past and those to come yet. She also sang for her own ancestors for whom otherwise she’d not be here today. To the heavens and beyond she sang, with heart and soul echoed in her tones.
    * Noshoba would allow his old voice to blend in with the others as it lifted upon the winds.
    * Lockewlf nodded at Atraya’s words, his muzzle set as he tilted his head back and let out the deep howl of rememberance, letting his anxiety and longing go in a song to the Earth Mother.
    * Nightstalker listened as Atraya spoke and would soon tilt his head back to howl for the souls of those mentioned, but also for that of his long departed brother whom his first visit with after they were seperated was his burial site.
    * Kwa`ani ‘s paws flailed, perhaps thumpering her mum or missing, but she’d land right atop the mouthy brother Rook flattening him in the process if he wasn’t quick enough on his descent to move out of the way. Stipes it was!
    * Kokuro would smirk at the carefree behavior of his sibs before lifting his own strong howl with the others.
    * Hutch lifted his head and began to join in the course howl; he loved this pack, and used his voice to prove it.
    * Azaelia raised her maw skyward perpendicular to the darkened clouds above and let her song ring with the others.
    * Faolan would offer up a low-toned voice in concert with his mate’s and those others that sang to the founder of the pack.
    * Fianna ‘s vocals would lift to join her pack and her heart would swell and lift with the emotion of it all, the remembrance that she was now a part of. She would rise in her paws and seat herself beside Kova amd Shukie, nosing each with a friendly and affectionate muzzle.
    * Divinity slowly lifted her head, howling along with them. Though she did not know the others personally, she still had an instinctual bond with them. They were friends – as she considered, family. A long, eery howl sounded from her throat. Almost a cackle, in the beginning, sounding into a smooth tone. She had her own howl. One that sounded strangely like a hellhound. Yet, a serene one at the same time. A tug of war between opposites.
    * Ayaka vocals would lift to join her pack and her heart would swell and lift with the emotion of it all, the remembrance that she was now a part of. She would rise in her paws and seat herself beside Kova amd Shukie, nosing each with a friendly and affectionate muzzle.
    * Atraya when the howls would subside and each would offer up their song she would wave her tail slowly behind her before it stilled. “Thank you” she dipped her head before she nosed her pups nearby before she returned her gaze back to the rest. “Firstly, I would like to offer up this announcement. OOC: As you know I have been working on the pack’s website for sometime. It’s been a labor of love throughout all these years and with a new year, I felt that it was time for some change as we continue to evolve and grow. There’s so many amazing opportunities out there for the website and a community out reach, as well as customization things for the pack to experience and have. There are some features that are still being worked out and I am sad that it isn’t done yet for this unveil but! It will be really nice! You will all be able to login to the website and edit your own profiles, send messages to other packmembers, etc. So without further adue! The website is now LIVE! There are some pages I am still migrating over because, well, it’s going to take a while! Especially the pack history page but I will be getting the history from 2001 – current up eventually. I will be adding some other pages and updating content as I go, but, I wanted to unveil it tonight! I hope you like it.” tail waves and waits.
    * nalani_ pounyi pounces onto rooks frame trying to get at his ears or something her tail waving thump thumping against her dad-io as he is behind her which gives her quite a nice secure feeling.
    * Nishanti smiled as she was told this news. though she knew it was for her human and now her so for now she would continue to listen
    * Shukie leaned over and nuzzled Ayaka during the period of quiet with a quiet hello before turning her attention back to the alphas.
    * Faolan would quiet his voice in tandem to that of the others. It was in the quiet that followed that he noticed his not so young pup’s acting like much younger, uknowing fluff heads. He would offer a low growl and a nip to each of their little ears lest the play get out of paw.
    * Rune watches the Alphas respectfully, eager for the meeting to continue, the tension of earlier today was forgotten.
    * Rook had been bamboozled by the goober twins! He was sure such movements were unheard of seeing as he had one of them by the ear! Sorcery and witchcraft…he was sure they were cylon snow!! Thankfully, he couldn’t retaliate fast enough to get into too much trouble…mostly because papa stopped him before he slobbered on the two of them for good measure. Instead, he’d be forced to sit patiently and wait for his chance to show them what for!
    * Atraya she swung her tail slowly before nodding and looked to her mate and nuzzled him softly across his cheek. Curious if he desired to add anything.
    * Kwa`ani yelped at her papa’s nip, deciding to wiggleworm her way between her `rents ignoring her spazoid brother. Snickering to herself as he didn’t get to go on a special task today.
    * Fianna yelped a bit too, thinking she had caught papa by surprise. But the nip told her she had been wrong. Plunking tonher butt now by rook she huffed a bit, then turned her attention to all the woofs around. “We bearstone together again!” She leaned over to ‘whisper’ to Rook, tail thumping.
    * nalani_ ducks her head at the nip toward her ears and wines sadly rolling over and paw pawing up at her dad- io she was just having so much fun. why did her drop protection suddenly turn on her.
    * Divinity huffed quietly to herself. Her body lied upon the grasses, she didn’t even eye the wolves near her. The water that once lied in her stomach was now up and about the surface. She edged away, only to lie down into the densely vegetated surface, where her figure flattened. Her tail flicked up and down every once-and-a-while, swishing agitatedly as she attempted to rest. Though, her illness kept her from doing so.
    * Faolan would be caught mid discipline by his mate’s affection. He had listened to the news she had shared as such a skill had been developed during previous litters. This wasn’t his first rodeo by far, but he had not given thought to what exactly he would say until the moment found him.  We are steeped in a history that spans far beyond our years–both before us and long after we part from this world. I would implore you to imbibe in the memories we share and those that we would wish to share with others not gifted with the experiences our lives have offered. It is a time for story and a time for pack…a time to relive legend and to be one with those within them.
    * Atraya her hues fell towards the rest whom where gathered before she looked to the other’s whom where gathered. She would dip her head and add “And those whom might not be aware, we have some of those who’ve been with us for a long time. Nightstalker… Noshoba.. Lockewlf” she would smile and dip her head in the males directions. “An embodiment of dedication and heart to the family.”
    * Kovo the winds would whisper forth the call of night, this night would be special in many ways but perhaps they would know little of what truly lurked in the shadows. It might feel as though ‘eyes’ where upon one but from where? By whom?
    * Lockewlf bows his head respectfully to the Alphas as he is called out along with his brothers. his head lifting as he puts on as regal of an air as an old wolf could.
    * Noshoba would turn his eerie blues to her aty the mention of his name. A respectful nod given with a fond smile. He figured he would have passed on back to the Mother by now but something was keeping his soul here.
    * Shukie listened intently to her alphas focused upon their words and moreso the meanings behind them. Taking a moment she looked around to those gathered, a soft and gentle smile upon her muzzle. She vaguely remembered the Alpha Kovo and Kyara speaking of her often.
    * _Nova listened to what the alphas had to say and looked to the elders. Noshoba. That was his name. He put it in his memory cave (which is very empty) and kept on listening.
    * Skydancer ears perk as her neck prickles in a fainty familiar way and she instinctively looks toward noshoba wondering if he notices anything as well. she can´t place the feeling but maybe… herthought trail of
    * Nightstalker bowed his head to those gathered at the mention of his name along with that of Nosh and Locke, his fellow ye old timers. His tail gave a few thumps on the ground before stilling once more.
    * Larka would nose into nosh as he was mentioned. he taught her so much growing up and she loved him dearly
    * Nishanti smiled and looked to the wolves mentioned. family now and forever. she looked to her father lovingly as he was announced as well and wagged her tail. she was a piece of history from long ago.
    * Rook would risk a quick nod and yip in return to Fianna’s statement. Oh yeah!! Long live the Bearstone Alliance! This enthusiasm wasn’t tempered anytime soon, but his attention switched to the old weirdos his mama singled out. They looked like some of the old stones he had come across…maybe that old flippy cape he used to have too. Man, would that happen to him??!!
    <Kovo> ~*~ That feeling of being ‘watched’ would no doubt reside with the wolves of the pack. Perhaps it was only a ‘feeling’ or perhaps there was more to it? If only they could see into the astral plain of the ancestors… they would know to whom it belonged. ~*~
    * Shukie turned her attention back to the Alpha’s and what they had in store next after looking to the elders mentioned, she’d met all but not Noshoba yet. In time she was sure she would.
    * nalani_ ears perk at the ‘bearstone alience’ , Good plan.” she mouthing fianna’s scruff banner thumping against the nearest wolf which just might be dad-io
    * Atraya dipped her head before she looked to her mate once more with lightened hues. The tension from earlier was no longer pungent in the clearing and a calm and excited nature would reign hold. “During our anniversary, we offer up those who’d like to share in a lore or stories. Is there anyone who would like to share a memory? A story?” she now looked to the wolves gathered.
    * Noshoba would allow a smile to crease his maw as an old familar presence touched his senses. Gazing lightly upon the moonlight mists he would give a dip of his head to one still held strongly in his thoughts.
    * Ayaka would shift only the slightest hint to a more comfortable position as she perked to all the words shared. Sliding down to lay on her belly, she would attune to what would come next.
    * Kova remained near her sisters and leaned in to nuzzle Ayaka and then Shukie lightly. She perked her ears to the alpha’s words and invitation to offer stories. Lore. Oh she enjoyed lore!
    * Skydancer shifting slightly maybe she was imagining things but seeing the Elder turning she feels her frame relax in relief and she too turns her head toward the ´presence´and dips her muzzle politly though her senses aren´t as good as noshoba´s yet she figures if noshoba thinks it worth it she better follow suite though she has the feelign she knows this one. she´ll ask him later to be sure.
    * Shukie listened and when it was offered to relay histories and retellings she took a moment to gather up the hunk of elk and the leg bone and slipped over to take them to Divinity. Afer setting them down beside the fae before trying to speak, “Here is some fresh venison for you. The hide will do well to be eated as well as it’ll help clear your stomach. The marrow in the bone will also help you regain strength.” she watched the fae a moment before responding agian, “I’ll return after the meeting to check on you. Relax and eat slowly.” With that she returned to sit beside her sister and Ayaka to pay attention to the meeting and lore night again.
    * _Nova sat in the silence and itched himself as he looked back and forth, side to side. He could tell a few other wolves may be a bit uneasy, but that was just probably a weird nostalgic feeling. He stayed silent as he had nothing to share.
    * Shukie looked up to the heavens above then to the east. She looked at Kova thinking back to last year and the path they’d taken. The things they’d said and done.
    * Kokuro looks to his siblings misbehaving and chuffs . They were missing out on many things by not listening.
    * Divinity nodded slowly. She sniffed the venison, but her audits shifted back. Her pelage ruffled for a few seconds before chewing on the meat silently. Would she ever get better? Her vocal pitched slightly, licking her bloodied paw with tension. Her lips peeled back, sniffing the meat curiously.
    * Faolan would look between those gathered to see who had a story or stories to share. He would certainly not volunteer to fill the gap when there were plenty of others with experiences to share.
    * Rune nods her head to Atraya as she had something to share. Not quite a story but she doubted it would make much of a difference. Rune waits her turn to go and till then listens pensively to the stories of the others.
    * Kwa`ani looks over to the pretender brother glaring as he chuffed. She’d give him a piece of her mind later. The weirdo! None the less she sat up and looked around now that Rook was put in his place too.
    * Lockewlf sat and pondered for a moment… so many of his stories were of a personal nature that he didn’t know how many he could share. perhaps a lesson on the Earth Mother? or tales from the deep south?
    * Atraya would look towards the gathered and saw Rune offer she smiled and dipped her head “Please share Rune” she’d invite her.
    * Rune nods and steps forwards as it was her turn to share her lore. “Tyger tyger, burning bright, in the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies, burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand, dare seize the fire? And what shoulder, and what art, could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy heart began to beat, what dread hand and what dread feet? What the hammer, what the chain, In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? What dread grasp, dare its deadly terrors clasp! When the stars threw down their spears and water’d heaven with their tears: Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee?Tyger Tyger burning bright, in the forests of the night: What immortal hand or eye, Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?” She stops and takes a step backwards, signaling that she had finished sharing her lore.
    * Lockewlf stops his paws in approval at Rune’s poem.
    * Atraya would listen to Rune’s story and lore and would be engrossed within it. She offered expressions from certain words and thoughts as she waved her tail ever so slowly and when she was finished, she dipped her head and pawed the stone lightly ‘A fine story Rune, thank you!’
    * Rook stood there listening to the nice Van lady’s story about some weird burning feline. His mouth stood agape at such a thing. Why was the tyger on fire to begin with?? Did papa and the pack have to run it off too? When did it grow wings? What were wings to begin with? Then there was a lamb thingy. It boggled the noggin.
    * CwnAnnwn perked as Rune spoke up and began to share. He turned his gaze to fae and listened to her words before thumping his tail lightly in approval once she had finished.
    * Rune dips her head in response to Atraya and the others. She knew these words by heart as they were often spoken within her birth pack, said with steady confident rhythm. Rune knew not why they spoke of the tigers this way, nor where her pack had come to learn these words, but she also knew them without flaw now.
    * Kova waved her tail to Rune’s story and dipped her nose down and smiled. She too very much enjoyed it before her head came to rest near Ayaka’s shoulder.
    * Shukie listens and smiles at Rune, ponding the possible meanings
    * Lockewlf sighs a bit as he tries to grow the confidence again to speak on a subject that is both familiar to him and alien. he would climb to his paws and pad forward, his head bowing a bit to Atraya as he says softly “If you wish, i will speak on the Earth Mother this eavning, many of the wolves gathered have not heard of her it seems.”
    * Faolan had no recollection of what a tiger was, but the verse spoke of a vividly imaginative story and deeper meaning. It was between and amidst the words that those stories often found pitch and meaning. He would stamp his paw against the stone beneath him to Rune’s story and look to the others. Was there another to share?
    * Atraya watched Lockewlf as he approached the rock and she smiled, dipping her head and inviting him to speak his lore to the pack. “Please share”she would be eager to hear his story.
    * Lockewlf would turn his back to Atraya after she gave her assent, his heavy form moving to settle on his haunches as his emerald orbs moved along the assembled pack. so many faces both new and old greeted him as he gathered his thoughts for a moment. “Some of you may have heard me talk about the Earth Mother in the past few moons, how many of you know who she is?”
    * Skydancer ears perk at the mention of the earth mother, this sounded like it could be interesting indeed stories of course alway´s hold a special interest to her.
    * Fianna would be listening intently now, laying in her belly, tail curled. She’d scooted some toward mama, her side pressing as close as she could get.
    * Atraya would look to her daughter, Fianna, and would gently lean in and nuzzle her crown softly and lovingly. Seemingly holding no ill will to what happened the night prior, in fact, she seemed to offer her more attention than before. Perhaps for good measure to let her know all was well and right with the world. She would listen now to Lockewlf “Ancestors?”
    * Lockewlf nodded a bit as Atraya speaks, his voice loud enough so that he could be heard by the furthest off wolf in the pack. “That is but one part of the Earth Mother. As members of my former pack taught me when i was a pup i will pass along to all of you, so that you may ponder for yourself what this means.” he would take a moment to gather his thoughts, then continued. “The Earth Mother
    * Lockewlf is the land you are standing on, but more so she is the wind that blows through the leaves, the ripple of water upon a lake and the cold winter’s snow. The Earth Mother is who we come from, and eventually to whom we return in a never-ending cycle of birth and death.”
    * Shukie gives her attention to the Elder wolf. Always curious of what the elers have to say and tell them.
    * Skydancer ears swivel fainly with interest only her breathing showing she is actualy alive as she is entirly intent upon the Old wolfs story maybe she bug him for some other ones later, and oh maybe noshoba too if he sticks around long enough.
    <Lockewlf> The Earth Mother was there before all the wolves, birds and rabbits, sad and lonely as there was no life to be seen. It was from the dirt that she breathed the breath of life, forming the first animals that walked the world. But she took a special interest in one of her creations, four legged and strong, loyal to their family and in tune with the pulse of her heart, the wolf.
    * Faolan would nose at his other pups to listen to Locke’s story as he did.
    * Kwa`ani relaxed beside the papa wolf, lulled by the elder’s tones as she listened to his words for this was in part what her name meant, that of being in tune with all things around her. Her ears perked forward as her muzzle rested upon her crossed paws
    * nalani_ ears perk with interest at the story being told shifting a bit sit’s up  ears swiveling forward head tilting a bit side way’s maybe she can hear it better then? maybe.
    <Lockewlf> It was from the first of these wolves did we come, each generation following in the pawprints of those who came before us, on the path laid out by the Earth Mother to give us the best chance to thrive in our lives. Even when we are at our sickest or passing on, she is there to comfort and guide us to the rest we desperately seek.
    * Rook was still trying to imagine fire tigers and winged thingiemcdoodles when talk of an earth mama was had. What was this earth mama? He had his mama and that’s all he needed! She was nice and fluffy and fed him. Was this something like those crazy mean oohees that his papa was talking about? Those stone wolves of old?
    * Atraya continued to listen intently to Lockewlf’s story and lore. Her expression would be well focused as she would be intrigued by it.
    * Lockewlf bit his lip a bit as his ancient brain tries to explain a concept so ethereal. “The Earth Mother is many things, and it is not easy for even an old wolf like me to explain. I always saw her as a guiding paw during the darkness, leading me through the paths of the world. If you listen you can hear her on the wind, or in the beat of the heart of one of the wolves near you.” he shook
    * Lockewlf his head a bit then says softly “Forgive me, apparently old age has waned some of my ability to weave a good tale.”
    * Rune listens to Lockewlf’s story and looks at those around her. She was different from them, her language, skull shape, and origins set her apart from the others, but not in a good way. Rune looks longingly towards the others, and silently, she denies her connection to this beautiful Earth Mother.
    * Lockewlf rose to his paws and took his steps away, settling down next to Noshoba again and looked a bit troubled.
    * Noshoba looks to his brother as he would notice such since the presence he had felt earlier had seemed to fade away.
    * Skydancer listens with interst to his words as he tries to explain something that does seem rather difficult. It´s alright. she say´s when he falls silent.I liked it. and I´m sure others did too. she speaks respectfully and bowing her head one ear toward both alpha´s
    * Atraya would shake her head lightly to Lockewlf’s rebuttle against his own story. “No apology needed, Locke, it was a very pleasent well woven story. I very much enjoyed it and look forward to knowing more of it.” she would dip her head and smile to him as if to help lift his troubled spirits before turning and looking to all the others. “Anyone else before we conclude this little gathering?” she was indeed eager to see Noshoba and the others as well more formally in a greeting but as well eager to hear stories that any others desired to share.
    <Faolan>  The night was drawing ever on and on and though he had a repetoire of stories to unleash, he would not. News was to be shared as well, but all things knew their time and their place.
    * Rune had nothing else to share and sat contemplating Lockewlf’s story. She looks up to the Alphas, waiting for Lore Night’s continuation or the restarting of the Meeting.
    * Kwa`ani lifted her head from ther paws at her parents tones looking to each one in turn then back out to the assembled wolves.
    <Rook>  This earth mama stuff was a lot to contemplate. That was something best done over deep bought a of thought and sleeping. *snore snore*
    * Atraya would find that no others wanted to offer up their stories she would smile and nod “Thank you all again for being here and sharing this day with us. I look forward to what the future holds for us and will continue to hold.” she would dip her head to each “Wolfspirits now and forever..” she resounded with soft yet prideful tones before gently stomping the rock to end the meeting.