Plot Feb 7, 2014 15:39:29 GMT -8
Post by Rane on Feb 7, 2014 15:39:29 GMT -8
O L D E N G L I S H
O L D E N G L I S H
from the verb weorthan; "to become"
- A happening, event, or occurrence continually happening around us at all times
- The certainty that things will happen [fate], and the free will we have between now and that time
In the 10th century, the boundaries between man and beast were expansive and wild. The people of the land had learned to tame the rugged earth in small portions, in order to sustain their livelihood and thrive. Likewise the beasts learned to accommodate the strangers, and kept to themselves by removing their kind from the vicinity of these metal-coated figures. Tucked away in the far reaches of the country, they live peacefully through their ancient traditions.
The Hysion Pack, a matriarchal clan of wolves, has long depended on each other throughout the ages. Their family shares strong bonds, and their faith and love for one another is endless. Even more so, wyrd has forever shaped and driven their existence as something that is, and to be expected. It is described as an infinite pool of water, and every creature alive casts stones into it to create ripples that forever create impressions in the water. The ripples spread and overlap, touching one another and weaving fate together. Throughout their lifetime, the creatures of earth have the free will to act, from the time they are born, until their fate is fulfilled. Along the way, the ripples from others touch them, and thus wyrd is.
However, wyrd isn't just a mysterious fate that is unknown until it happens, and neither is it dreaded. The pack has long born Seers into their bloodline that have a mystical knowledge of wyrd that was instilled to them by birth. They speak of Fate to their Clan and are revered for their sight. It is said that the the Ancient Goddess of all life and fate, Eyva, created the first Seer to expound the mysteries of Fate to the mortal Wolf. A great antlered Dire Wolf, Eyva wove clay from the riverbed with seeds of the 1Apple, and molded it into a creature after her own self. She cast it in a layer 2Bay and 3Sage leaves and breathed a part of her soul into the mold, and left it in the sun to dry. When the cast fell, the first Seer was born, and was called Faron. Eyva gave him to a Clan to be their sight into wyrd, and he served them well for two centuries before he died. His offspring were many, and the blood of the Seer was spread about the land and found many Clans. From Faron down, Seers have been born into the Clans and have served their families as Eyva destined them to.
Out of love for Eyva and tradition from their bloodline, Hysion Pack has had matriarchal leadership since the days of Old and they revere their Seers for their connection with their ancient Goddess.
Not all packs of these untamed lands live in peace, however. The Dire wolves of the plains have grown tired of living on the wind-swept valley. For more than a century, the Antiose Pack has called the valley home, but the stifling summers and bitter winters have stretched their patience thin. For several months now they have considered entering the realm of the Hysion pack, and have plotted to push them out of their much more practical land, and claim it as their own. As a traditional pack with both a male and female Alpha, they do not agree with Hysion's ranking order, and thus this makes them cultural rivals. Furthermore, they have not born a Seer in many decades, and the concept of wyrd has become all but a myth. Hysion's territory is on the line, as are their beliefs.
But threats also come from far in the West: man. It is only a matter of time before they encroach upon the lands of the beasts. Some days, they can be seen on the distant horizon, bearing fire. Whether the wolves maintain their claim upon the land remains to be seen, and what outcome Fate will reveal is greatly anticipated.
1 Apple symbolizes love, healing, and immortality. Seers are known
for their tender hearts and abilities as shamans.
2 Bay symbolizes psychic ability.
3 Sage symbolizes wisdom.