Changes have become too severe in Anikira, and the wolves have been temporarily relocated to the Anikiran Southern Isles. Things have grown dire and unlivable on the mainland; it was time for outside intervention. Please be sure to review the full update on the staff board for more information!
The current season is fall in the Southern Isles. Due to their proximity to the equator, the region is still warm. There is currently no breeding and no birthing amongst the wolves
"Brother, I can almost taste it already," Typhon muttered in a hushed voice, not shifting his eyes but flicking an ear in the direction of his pack mate lumbering along beside him. The two made an odd pair, crouched and stalking shoulder-to-shoulder through the low brush around the lagoon; Typhon stood out starkly against the darkness of the reeds, but Olympus blended in as if he were only Ty's shadow, blessed with fur as dark as night. Together they made very little noise, however, and anyone who wasn't expecting them would never even know they were moving about.
Truthfully, there was no one to be seen here, as was the case with much of Valyn's lands, it seemed. Typhon almost felt disappointed, as though the conquest would mean less because of how little effort it took. The whole of the territory was almost deserted, with a few females slinking about here and there but no large pack gathering, no collection of dens, nothing. Perhaps the ease was an illusion; if they wolves had learned of the plot in place to take over, obviously they would have banded together in order to plan. Perhaps they were hiding just beyond the lagoon, or within it--Typhon had heard that there was a cavern of sorts nestled within the gentle waters they currently lapped as the shore, but he had not gone searching for it just yet.
"Where do you suppose all of the pack wolves are, hmm?" he continued, raising his voice slightly along with his body, stepping forward a few more strides and loudly making himself a spectacle, splashing his immense paws without care into the waters they had been skirting. With a wicked grin in Oly's direction, the light-coated wolf raised his head, opened his immense jaws, and let forth a howl that shook leaves from trees and sent prey animals straight back to their dens. The sound echoed and bounced in the confines of the lagoon and its secluded location, coming back into his own ears and sounding ever-so-sweet.
It went on for much longer than was necessary, but Typhon was satisfied when he had finished howling that there was not a wolf around who had not heard, at least on this half of the island. "Forget sneaking about, Olympus," Ty practically roared to the dark wolf, his green eyes alight with fire stemming from the adrenaline coursing through him. "I want these wolves to know who they're dealing with. I want them to see me coming!" Foolish though it was, the young male could not contain himself, and his laughter now danced across the land, maniacal and ever so slightly hysterical.
To his surprise, there was no taunting voice in his head, telling him what an idiot he was being. No chiding came through his own thoughts, no presence at all, but Typhon knew that he had not been abandoned. Fenrir was there, fueling his joy instead of his rage, so subtle that he could hardly tell. But he was helping, and for that Typhon was eternally grateful. His savior had always been there to help, but now he was helping in a way the wolf much preferred to discipline. "Thank you..." he murmured to himself, closing his eyes for a moment and lifting his head to the sky.
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Male | Adolescent | Kenai Penninsula Dominant | Kairos Emperor
Like an angry snake whose den had been invaded, the hulking alphess of Valyn's nostrils flared at the scent of unwanted visitors within her borders. There was no place for the likes of these creatures within her pack lands; yet her sisters seemed to be suspiciously vacant at the moment, the alphess would not allow outsiders to soil her territory with their pathetic existence. This was no place for a stranger; the jungle was a dangerous place, and there was nothing that would stop the alphess from fighting to maintain her place here.
Like a panther stalking its prey, the alphess tracked the male, keeping a close eye on his progress into her home. It was when he drew close to the lagoon that the anger truly flared up in her heart. What fools are these that are so brazen to march into the heard of my pack lands, trampling my grounds with their filthy paws? she snarled under her breath, the indignation mounting by the second as sheer fury loomed beneath the surface. These intruders would pay, and she would be certain to send them back home to mommy and daddy, tails tucked between their legs.
A snarl rippled from the lips of the giant, her golden eyes flashing with anger and destruction as she tracked the beasts. Their presence was a scourge upon her kind; the males that dared to sully her borders would get what was coming to them, that much she was certain. It would be foolish to charge in at a moment's notice; instead, the alphess laid in wait, pending the arrival of the second wolf that the male so stupidly announced was in tow. So these were the wolves that Kairos was sending to feel her out, hmm? She was no child, and this was no game. This youths had no place in her home, and she would be sure they felt the sting all the way back to whatever hell hole they crawled out of before oozing their way into her jungle. Her home. A dangerous smirk graced the alphess's lips.
There was no point in the stealth that both males initially took on when they approached Valyn's territories. They were strong and powerful, towering easily over many wolves on the island, their mothers included. Tyson, although a bit larger than Olympus, was easily recognizable in the shadows that they carefully stalked through with the purpose of invasion. But Olympus, however, leaned into the darkness, his black coat helping him to easily seem to dissolve into the darkness that surrounded them. "Brother, I can almost taste it already." His companion was perhaps a bit too eager for this, but Olympus could not help but feel the excitement rising up in his own chest as well. Eventually, however, Typhon dropped his secretive demeanor and stood up tall and confident once more. Then a howl, one that slightly surprised the darker male at his side, echoed around them. It was from his companion's mouth, but for the time being, he resisted the urge to join in.
No, he instead kept his eyes carefully on their surroundings. Though Tyson had stepped out of the shadows and into the waters, the dark wolf remained hidden for the time being. It was not because he was scared, nor because he was nervous, but because he knew that the pack wolves here would be much more comfortable in their own territory and would know exactly where the perfect ambush spots would be. From his hidden place in the darkness, it would be harder for them to target his enormous form and so to surprise him with their sudden presence. "Where do you suppose all of the pack wolves are, hmm?" He looked over at his friend, tilting his head slightly and then perking his ears to listen to the sounds around them. Oh, they're around here somewhere. He thought to himself, though he kept the words in his mind, preferring not to crush the excitement and joy that he could see all over Typhon's face.
He had always been the more stable of the twins, the more reasonable, and the more observant. His brother, absent from his life since the Agoge had separated them somehow, was not here today. No, he had found another brother, a friend that he had met before the Agoge and returned home with as a warrior of Kairos. "Forget sneaking about, Olympus, I want these wolves to know who they're dealing with. I want them to see me coming!" He nearly shook his head slowly at the words, but instead remained still, looking about and inhaling deeply. He could smell the overwhelming scent of pack wolves here, though many of them were painfully stale and the borders had been obviously poorly kept. Then it hit him, a much stronger, fresher scent. His head lifted, ears perking and barely catching the sound of a wrathful snarl nearby. Instead of announcing his own location, however, he attempted to make eye contact silently with his partner. His movements then shifted, taking him in the opposite direction and around in a circle within the shadows. She made sure to keep Tyson carefully in his sights, but he made a wide circle around the direction of the scent and the sound of the snarl. It appeared to be only a single wolf, but for now, he could not be certain enough to lift his head and reveal his exact spot in the shadows.
Inara padded alongside her packmates, maintaining distance between herself and them so the obvious size difference between herself the and the rest of Kairos would not be so obvious when they came upon Valyn wolves. She kept her steps light and as silent as possible while Typhon did not seem to care how much noise he made. It was slightly unnerving to her. She did not want to admit she was afraid, and truth be told, there was not much to fear with Typhon and Olympus by her side, but she had never done well at “head on” confrontations and fighting. While it was in her character to do so, her build typically dictated a different approach.
Typhon let out a long, loud howl that startled Inara at first and her ears instantly folded back against her head, hackles raised, as she waited for him to finish. It continued for a seeming eternity. But it had its desired effect. It was not long before a Valyn wolf made her appearance. Inara sighed at the femme’s size. She had hoped that in taking over the territory of a bunch of non-Kairos females, perhaps she would feel more evenly matched. But it seemed she was destined to remain the “runt” and “underdog” in any situation. Determination struck her again, however, and she decided she was not going to let it bother her. Perhaps she was not what one would call “intimidating” but she could hold her own, and she would do her best for her pack. It was all she could do.
Inara waited for her to say something, but there was nothing except pure hatred written on her face. She glanced from Typhon to Olympus, awaiting any kind of cue on what should follow next. They were not going to attack unless necessary, right? Inara shifted her weight between her paws, anxious and anticipating an interesting conversation if nothing else. If she did not know that Typhon could rip her in half and likely had no inhibitions in doing so if she stepped out of line, she would have spoken up. But it was not her place next to two wolves of Kairos who stood above her – both in height and in bloodline, if not rank as well.
Still, the silence was eerie, and when Olympus did not say anything, she figured she might as well attempt to break the silence. She looked the female straight in the eyes, her shoulders squared, and smiled back, a false friendly, “Hello,” escaping her maw. More than that she dare not say. She waited patiently for Typhon to continue the encounter.
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