Winter has finally come! The northern territories have begun to grow colder and colder and snow has started to fall in many places. The southern territories are entering their wet season and there will likely be heavy rainfall and flooding in many areas.
The breeding season has officially begun! With winter starting, wolves are pulling together for resources and planning for the next generation. More packs have emerged and although not all of the territories on the continent are claimed, it is beginning to grow more crowded with the promise of young life to add to the population come spring.
The central plains and beaches of the southern gulf create yet another sanctuary where loners who which to avoid claimed territories can take up residence. There is an abundance of varied prey spanning the territory, and Ryner also provides access to the fresh waters of the river that border the desert.
Usstor, though a little cramped, is one of the main entrances to the underground tunnel system of Anikira. This perfectly circular lava tube comes from years of water rushing against the volcanic rock underneath the surface of Ryner, rushing in all at once and then receding with the gentle waves. The cyclical texture can be hypnotizing, which can be either a blessing or a curse for those who have decided to travel underground.
The origin of Anikira, Pievunt-An, resides on the northern border of the Occasus. Smoke still rises from the peak, and volcanic ash is piled along the sides and base. The trees and plants have grown back on the northern half of the volcano. Though once considered dormant, the volcano is now classified as active due to its multiple eruptions in the recent years.
Along the northern edge of the Aughgar River lays a wide beach, its fine sand littered with seashells of every shape and size. Kingfishers and other predatory birds crowd the shoreline and the skies above, hunting for fish, amphibians, and small mammals - and harrying any terrestrial predator that brings down larger game here. The river itself is a favorite stopping point for many migratory animals; unfortunately, the water here is teeming with crocodiles, making the beach a dangerous place to linger.
Situated at the water's edge, Omdyn is one of the many entrances to the tunnel system that snakes beneath the surface of Anikira. The mouth of this cave is wide enough to allow multiple wolves to enter at once, and although the cave is not entirely protected from the sea spray, it sits high enough that the tunnel entrance at the back of it remains relatively dry during low tide; during high tide, only a few inches of water flow down into the tunnels, leaving the floor crusted in salt and bits of seaweed blown in by the water.
In an effort to provide the least restrictve roleplaying environment available, Anikira and their staff have moved the community to the Proboards paid forums. This forum allows unlimited writing freedom to members, as well as an ad-free environment and our ability to customize the forum and its ratings/content however we choose! In order to do so, we will require your help! There is a monthly cost associated with this service, and any and all donations toward this goal are appreciated. Please use the PayPal link below for all donations for Anikira maintenance and moving costs. We look forward to a roleplaying environment where the sky is the limit!
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Xerxes is known to Kairos as the Centurion. Accompanied by his hulking size and ragged looks, Xerxes is not a wolf to be trifled with. His love for Kairos and it's members is as strong as he, maybe even stronger. There is no denying the males loyalty to Kairos and Hyperion, having once been the young Emperor's mentor. Recently a father, Xerxes is determined to do right by his offspring and raise them in the name of Kairos. Though he has a hit and miss relationship with the mother of his children, Tallyn, it is not his defining relationship. Xerxes is a wonder to see on the forum, his posts always managing to grip the reader and Grimm, the player, writes him in a way that makes him as compelling as he is. Grimm adopted Xerxes and brought a whole new spin to him, whilst staying true to his core. We're all wondering how the rocky relationship with Tallyn will play into his relationship with his offspring.
We would like to offer a large thank you to several members that put significant work into the new design of the forum. Thank you to Zen for the work on images for the skin. Thank you to the stock providers for this skin: faestock on DeviantArt and Sas R. on Dawnthieves. We would also like to thank Tril and Bacon For work on the coding and a big thank you to
Nile for her work on the map and board images!