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.
Perhaps the most unforgiving region on Anikira, Vor'asa is the dryest region of Tas'alea. The dunes that cover it tower like mountains over the sand, and herds of camel roam freely. It is the home of the only sign of humankind that the wolves of the island ever encountered, and also a large saltwater cove that douses the Northern portion of the island with ocean water.
On the northern horn of the island, Adeli's Cove has been carved out from the earth after years and years of tides washing across the dirt. There is very little beach in the cove, apart from the innermost waterfront where the beach is a mere fifteen yards in width. It is here that the SS Rilon washed ashore. The sea water spray sometimes reaches as much as one hundred yards inland upon contact with the cove walls.
While humans never set foot on Tas'alea, the trade routes just to the west of the island frequently brought ships within two miles of the shore. A nasty hurricane swept one such trade ship aboard. The SS Rilon, a large cargo ship, was beached in Adeli's Cove, where the ship has remained wedged into the sand fo more than a dozen years. The wood has deteriorated some with the times, but it provides adequate shelter and plenty of space to the wolves who inhabit Vor'asa.
The Waste of Vor'asa is aptly named. The desert is unforgiving and punitive, with enormous sandy dunes that would rival any ocean hurricane. The only predators who dare to live here are ancient birds of prey, beasts so hardy that they have adapted to the punishing landscape and thrive under it's oppressive heat and terrain, hunting the dromedary herds. Wolves have long used this territory as the pinnacle of survivalists and a training ground for those destined to persevere.
The Southern border of Vor'asa is covered by Aisu Dunes. The northern half harsher and boasts decimating heats year round. 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.
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!
Please note the donation page is listed under Uru's name as it cannot be listed otherwise without a business account. All funds associated with this PayPal account will be used directly for the maintenance and costs of Anikira as our roleplaying forum.
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!