Summer has finally arrived! The sun has melted the snows in the north and the southern territories are beginning to grow uncomfortably hot and dry. Pups are being born and life seems to finally be getting back to normal after the cure for the disease was found. But how long will it last?
The cure has been found! Wolves on Anikira are recovering from the disease and life is moving forward with the promise of pups in many packs. And yet darkness looms on the horizon, daring the creatures of Anikira to relax and allow themselves to get comfortable once more.
The ground has slowly torn away south of the desert, and in between the Occasus and Xisyn, a new region has emerged. From the gentle sands of the beaches and bay to the soft shade of the northern Oasis, Arit is a little piece of paradise in what used to be nearly uninhabitable terrain.
While it is small, the Bay of Melyanna offers an place of peace and tranquility after passing through the Karst. The breeze offers reprieve from the punitive desert heat, and the fishers among wolves are offered yet another prime spot. The waters here are warm, and though the salinity means it is unsafe to drink, the stepped rocks act as a kind of amphitheater, making this a perfect gathering place for packs or those who love the arts.
It is often said that in the Olum Karst, there is not enough water to drown a wolf, nor trees to hang him, nor earth to bury him—it is no exaggeration. The region is a natural rock field, and the surface of the land is dominated by limestone, gypsum, and hardy grasses. It is as unforgiving as it is unique; while grazing ungulates live here, it is easy to misstep and sour a hunt with a twisted paw.
Despite the harshness of Olum Karst, Arit stays true to its moniker of little paradise in the Andor Oasis. Meaning "gifted land," this region comes alive with beautiful shallow waters and foliage of all kinds. Desert creatures flock here for nourishment, so the Oasis is a prime hunting ground. The water here is so clear that even the most inexperienced wolf could catch a fish, and the unique algae that grows makes an excellent poultice for burns and labor pains.
The South Rim of the Xisyn sinkhole, while much less lush than its northern counterpart, provides a familial dwelling for any pack who resides here. Local tunnel systems are carved into the rock from rivers of old, making the den more like a neural network than individual pockets. Snakes and lizards thrive here in the scrubby desert environment, though pups and adults alike must exercise caution: rain does not fall often here, so small rockslides are common if one does not know the path to take from rim to cave.
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Jaidah is one of the albinos on the site, a brand new character brought to life by a brand new player. It is interesting to see how such a pure looking being could be wrapped up in the angsty claws that is Irkalla! We will definitely be staying in-tune with this character to see just what heights Bird is able to take her!
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: AdenarKaren on DeviantArt and Kalliysgraphy on Deviantart. 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!