Summer has fallen on Anikira! The days are hot in most places and getting warm in others. The desert is growing more and more dry as the days stretch forward, and new parents are welcoming the future into their families!
The current season is summer in Anikira. The weather is getting hot and though the typically colder climates are warming, the deserts can be deadly this time of year! Pups are coming into the world and tensions are rising as some packs dissolve and others bulk up to protect their newest generations.
The rocky terrain of Ale'ina offers little relief from the heat of the region, but in turn, this is perhaps the most unique territory on Tas'alea. The huge prismatic spring here dominates a huge piece of the region, butting up against rocky mountain formations. While there is not much relief, the basins and large river mean that Ale'ina is something of an oasis in itself, if only one walks far enough to glimpse it.
The Southern border of Vor'asa is covered by Aisu Dunes. The southern half is far more hospitable than the dunes across the border into Vor'asa. Brush grows on the tips of the dunes in several areas, and the lucky wolf will stumble upon the rich, freshwater oasis nestled within. A variety of wildlife call the dunes home, ranging from the smallest lizards to the deadly moa birds.
The northern end of the Delia Basin runs up against a steep, rocky outcropping that rises high enough to prevent the water from spidering out into the desert of Ale'ina. A few trails have been worn into the cliff over time by herds and lone creatures seeking to drink and rest by the water, providing paths down to the narrow beach that, although occasionally treacherous, are much quicker than going around the cliff and much safer than attempting to scale it.
The Chimera's Iris is one of nature's greatest gifts to Tas'alea. The beautiful hot spring gets its color from the microbial mats, consisting mainly of archaea and bacteria, that grow around the warm edges and reflect every wavelength of light. In the winter, the mat will tend to reflect more greens, while in the summer, it tends to appear red. The inner part of the spring is boiling hot, and the water is not safe to drink—however, the edges provide a very soothing bath, and wolves use its penetrating heat to sooth all kinds of internal pain.
Fed by the ocean, this brackish river runs only a little way inland, a lush oasis for the inhabitants of the desert through which it cuts. In the dry season, the river has been known to dry up until it more closely resembles a large creek. But when the rains come, it can swell past its banks and send its waters washing across the surrounding territory. The easternmost portion of the river borders the Tears of Lyeina, causing the waters to grow warmer and resulting in a slight shift in the plant and animal life found along this portion of the river.
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 Nile for the work on images for the skin. Thank you to the stock providers for this skin listed here 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!