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The Stray Life

The Stray Life

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Canines. They live in packs, hunt as friends, fight as rivals, live and die as dogs of the Metal Jungle. This is their story.

946 readers have visited The Stray Life since akai-pyon created it.

Introduction

Important notice: Make sure you post in the right area! If you're a North pack dog, I don't want to see any posts regarding the North on the Docks!!

And then there were two.....

twenty years prior

"There it is....our new home." Four dogs breached the hill, as the pleasant spring breeze ruffled their thick fur. The one in the front, large and imposing, a giant Alaskan Malamute by the looks of it, whuffed softly, as his fluffy curled tail swept back and forth across his broad back. He turned to the female by his side. She was a Siberian Husky, slender and small.

"Yes, it is," she breathed. "You've done a good job leading us here, love."

The Malamute turned to the other two. His adopted brother, a large German Shepherd, looked back at him, with knowing eyes.

"We split here," the German murmured, walking forward and pushing his nose into the Malamute's shoulder. "The next time we meet, it will be in battle." He turned to his mate, motioning with his head down the hill, before taking off. She, a Border Collie, took off after him, after casting a sad look back at the other two.

Months of travel had forced them together. Strangers from rival packs in a city far to the north that had long gotten too crowded. They had traveled together, all four of them with one dream: To form a new pack in another city.

They had traveled for seasons upon seasons, trekking through snow and through mud, through hail and heat. All the cities so far had at least one pack already there. But this city...rumors spoke of it being completely pack-less. All the strays dogs had no alpha to bring them under one banner. But now there is.

For two alphas were about to turn the city upside down.....


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The South Pack


Living on the abandoned docks, there are plenty of old warehouses for the pack to sleep and to rest in. However, this means that if they were to be attacked from the front, escape would be to launch themselves into the bay and swim to safety on a large island a few kilometers away. But the good thing about this place is that the landfill is practically right next door so there is never a shortage of food.

The South Pack operates under a Council system. Four of the pack's most respected dogs (regardless of age) lead the way, making decisions off a voting system. Every week, there is a meeting, where the entire pack gathers as the Council issues commands and goals for the next week.

They organize the patrols, the hunts, the attacks. They pass judgment on the strays that want to join, first putting them on probation for the week before coming to a decision at the meeting.

The South lives in better conditions than the North, but life in the South is very strict. Dogs that do not listen or do their part in helping the pack survive are punished and ostracized, sometimes even exiled if the situation demands it.

They view the North Pack dogs as wild and uncivilized.


The North Pack


The North Pack inhabits a large park near the middle of the city. Outside dogs through and through, they sleep under the stars and hunt for their food. Scavenging is looked down upon. Larger than the South Pack, the North accepts any dog that has something to offer to help the pack grow in size and strength.

Led much more like a wolf pack, with rankings from Alpha to Omega, the North is more family-like. They view the South as uptight and practically akin to cats.

Life in the North is harsher than life in the South, because there is no guarantee of food and even if dogs bring back food, there are many mouths to feed. But life in the North is more of a real life. Truth be told, if it came to it, the North dogs are better at surviving. They live much simpler than the dogs of the South.


The Dogs

-- these are the main roles. If these roles fill up and there are still good applications coming in, I may expand --

The South Pack
the council representative. Sydney played by akai-pyon
the fighter I. Geisha played by FancyMittens
the fighter II. Zeva played by iminmiamitrick2233
the newcomer. Mitch played by Everscale
the young one. Lynx played by RedWren233
the hunter. Puffs played by raenef
the pups.
Everet played by iminmiamitrick2233
Try to limit yourself on the puppies. They don't do much except stay home

The North Pack
the beta. Gale played by Everscale
the hunter I. Chance played by FantasyLife
the hunter II. Rita played by KapugenWolf
the fighter I. Ghost played by akai-pyon
the fighter II. Aspen played by xCrossX21
the former house dog. Blue Chitawa played by RedWren233
the pups.
Koda played by xCrossX21
Try to limit yourself on the puppies. They don't do much except stay home


The Current Plot


For several weeks, both packs have been keeping to themselves. But they know that this is bound to change, because peace never lasts. There will always be conflict, whether over territory or over rights. Times are tough right now. A recession has caused the humans to waste less food, leaving the South Pack dogs hungrier than they have ever been before. A harsh winter has left little wildlife for the North Pack to hunt.

Both packs believe the other pack has more food. And tensions run high within the packs as well. Dogs are quicker to snap at each other, faster to lash out with a strong paw. And on top of that, rumors of a wolf pack outside of the city have dogs on edge, eager for any news from any loner passing through.

So desperate have both packs been getting that they have agreed to meet on the next full moon (March 20th) to maybe even compromise. The date has already been set.

But opinions are very varied within the packs.


Other information


The Alpha of the North Pack and the Council members of the South Pack will be a NPCs. They will speak through the beta and through the Council Representative.

The only interaction between packs happen during battles, which will be scheduled before hand. During these battles, dogs may die. Dogs will get injured.


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[size=130]Name[/size]
[left][img]Real dog pictures preferred[/img][/left]
[b]character.[/b] ex. The newcomer or The young one
[b]age.[/b]
[b]gender.[/b]
[b]breed.[/b] Most of these dogs are not purebreds. List a few breeds in them. NOT ALL DOGS CAN BE HALF-WOLF!
[b]pack.[/b] North....or South....

[b]appearance.[/b] More than a few adjectives strung together. Full sentences. Maybe even a few paragraphs?
[b]markings.[/b] This includes scars, odd patterns (not too odd. No flashing purple swirls or the like....)

[b]personality.[/b]
[b]fears.[/b] And explain why.

[b]likes.[/b] At least 3
[b]dislikes.[/b] At least 3

[b]strengths.[/b] Fighters are good at fighting. Hunters are good at hunting. No, the former house dog does not know how to hunt or how to fight. At least...not the street way.
[b]weaknesses.[/b]

[b]mini-biography.[/b] Nobody needs a novel, but a few paragraphs would be nice.

Toggle Rules

one. No god-moding or power-playing. This means no killing another character without permission.
two. Romance and violence is encouraged (they are dogs after all), but no explicit scenes. Keep it PG-13 kiddies.
three. Swearing? Sure. Just not every word.
four. If you have multiple characters, put all their interactions and the sort in one post. And if, say, you have two characters, each one talking to someone different. You must wait until both of the other characters have replied before posting again. This is done to reduce the chances that people get left behind. And it also forces people to be active.
five. I recommend you choose one pack and make all your characters within that pack. If you can be active enough to make sure you post to both packs, than by all means, join both packs. And when posting, if you have a South pack dog, post them in the Docks. If you have a North pack dog, post them in the Park. This way, people that only have a dog in one pack does not need to be bothered with clutter they don't even read.
six. Yes, I may suddenly say, "And then the animal control came and took [name], [name] and [name]." It might not happen very often, it might happen two days in a row. Sorry, but that's just the way it is.
seven. At least three coherent sentences per post (Note: "Blah. Blah. Blah." He said. counts as one sentence. Not four.) This limits back-and-forth conversations and one-liners.
eight. Yes, I did say pups were encouraged. But this is a harsh life. Not all the pups will survive. Two at most per litter. I know, I know. Real dogs have more. But this limits characters and makes things less complicated.
nine. Have fun~!

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Gale flicked her ears in agreement.
"Any of the pack who wish to join us scavenging, you are welcome." Gale told the, "Get plenty of rest, and be ready to start out before dawn."

(sorry for the short post... it's midnight. It's time for bed.)

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Geisha stared down at Puff and the rat before backing away from it, turning her muzzle away from the rodent. "You guys eat it. I'm not hungry." She explained.

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Koda frown as Blue left him. Back to being alone... He watched blue for a second, before running over to the older dogs. "I WANT TO GO TOO!!" he barked, over hearing them talk about going to the city. Of course they would probably say no, but that wasnt fair. How come the 'older' ones gets to have all the fun? "Please~~ I want to go!!" he begged, putting on his best puppy face. "Can I? Can I? Can I?" The pup rolled onto his stomach and whined, looking at each of the adults. "I promise I'll stay out of trouble. I'll stick close to you. I'm responsible for myself, and I can help the pack bring food."

~*~

Aspen looked at Gale, and nodded when she said she would join. Still, he was waiting for the alpha's answers. "I can help with the scavenging." he added with a stretch. Not that he liked the city.. the place was usually dirty, and full of humans. He shook out his fur, as if shaking away the thought. His ears flickered to the side as Koda ran over, asking to go with them. "Koda, it's dangerous." he said nudging the pup with his nose, but of course, the pup didnt stop his begging.

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Chance looked over at Gale as she let the pack know that they were welcomed to come on a scavenger party tomorrow if they wanted to. Chance wasn't really one for group hunts but it wouldn't hurt besides with as much time as he spent on his own this could possibly be good for him. He decided to sleep on it, he laid his large head on his big paws and yawned once if was going to go out on a hunting party tomorrow he would need his rest. With winter coming and the South Pack seeming to be running low on food as well he had no idea what he could be in for tomorrow.

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Puffs gruffed and moved back over to where he had dropped the rat and picked it up again. He walked over next to Zeva and gently nipped her on the side. "Hey Zeva, I brought some food for your pup if he wants it.....Hey Everet!" Puffs padded over to Everet and gently bowled him over with his nose. "I got you some food kiddo!

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Blue looked over at Koda, stifling a grin as she walked over to him, nudging his ears.
"We all know better than that Koda, its dangerous out there Koda"
She said, bumping him playfully.
"Dont worry, youll be older before you know it and then youll be aloud to come with us"

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The Docks by akai-pyon

Here, the South Pack reigns supreme. Life here is good. But is it the life you want?

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Welcome to the North Pack's home. Are you here to look for a new home? Or have you come to try to take ours?

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The stench of blood clings to everything in this place. Never a set place, the place where the two packs clash depends on where they meet.

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Character Portrait: Gale
Character Portrait: Sydney
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Character Portrait: Rita
Character Portrait: Ghost
Character Portrait: Lynx
Character Portrait: Mitch
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Puffs

"I'm a good hunter even though I'm small!"

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Koda

"Hey, what's this? How about that? Oooh~"

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Everet

"puppy power"

Character Portrait: Zeva
Zeva

"I fight to protect"

Character Portrait: Geisha
Geisha

Are you looking for fight? I'll give you a 3 second head start to run.

Character Portrait: Mitch
Mitch

Can we fight 'em? Can we can we can we can we *oof* ..... I'll stop now.

Character Portrait: Lynx
Lynx

"I may be young but I am not worthless"

Character Portrait: Ghost
Ghost

I fight for the greater good.

Character Portrait: Rita
Rita

Hunting? Let's go!

Character Portrait: Aspen
Aspen

"My pack, is my family."

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Character Portrait: Everet
Everet

"puppy power"

Character Portrait: Zeva
Zeva

"I fight to protect"

Character Portrait: Chitawa Blue
Chitawa Blue

"To underestimate me for my past is worse than any insult you could throw at me"

Character Portrait: Sydney
Sydney

"I bring news from the Council. It has come to battle!"

Character Portrait: Geisha
Geisha

Are you looking for fight? I'll give you a 3 second head start to run.

Character Portrait: Koda
Koda

"Hey, what's this? How about that? Oooh~"

Character Portrait: Lynx
Lynx

"I may be young but I am not worthless"

Character Portrait: Mitch
Mitch

Can we fight 'em? Can we can we can we can we *oof* ..... I'll stop now.

Character Portrait: Rita
Rita

Hunting? Let's go!

Character Portrait: Chance
Chance

A witty stray of the North Pack

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Everet

"puppy power"

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Puffs

"I'm a good hunter even though I'm small!"

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Lynx

"I may be young but I am not worthless"

Character Portrait: Gale
Gale

The family life is best.

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Koda

"Hey, what's this? How about that? Oooh~"

Character Portrait: Chance
Chance

A witty stray of the North Pack

Character Portrait: Zeva
Zeva

"I fight to protect"

Character Portrait: Geisha
Geisha

Are you looking for fight? I'll give you a 3 second head start to run.

Character Portrait: Ghost
Ghost

I fight for the greater good.

Character Portrait: Chitawa Blue
Chitawa Blue

"To underestimate me for my past is worse than any insult you could throw at me"


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The Battlefield

The Battlefield by RolePlayGateway

The stench of blood clings to everything in this place. Never a set place, the place where the two packs clash depends on where they meet.

The Docks

Here, the South Pack reigns supreme. Life here is good. But is it the life you want?

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Welcome to the North Pack's home. Are you here to look for a new home? Or have you come to try to take ours?

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The stench of blood clings to everything in this place. Never a set place, the place where the two packs clash depends on where they meet.

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I would like to reserve the hunter Char please!

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