Running with the pack

Hi, I’m Pup!

I’m the youngest Wolf on Yellowrod and I’m here to tell you a bunch of secrets and everything that you should or should not know because we Wolves are the ones that really know everything, we just don’t share it with anybody, the people of the world have to figure it out for themselves. We only interfere when they mess up for good.

Oh hold on, here comes some boring text from the writer telling you what this episode is all about:

Tales From Yellowrod episode 4: Running with the pack.

Written by Jens Richard.

…and told by Pup.

(Why does he have to take the credit like that in bold text?)… anyway he decided it was time for you to get a hold of what’s this world is all about and instead of making some boring lore text he asked me to tell you all about it (because I’m fun and cute), let me continue.

First, there are us, the Wolves.

My dad, Alpha, is the unchallenged leader and the one who takes all decisions of any Wolf. No one dares to do otherwise. We Wolves are named after our rank and every rank has its purpose. Ranks can be switched and the name will follow. I have the rank and name of Pup in our pack.

The rank and name of Alpha is the leader (doo, you already know that obvious) then the rank of Beta, is the one with the closest connection to Dragonis Lunea (The Moon Dragon, you know the mighty of all the divines) we Wolves do everything to obey and carry out her will. Alpha calls us the Divines Ground Forces.

Typical for us Wolves is to have Alpha and Beta as the lead mating couple and I’m the puppy of them because Beta is my mom. (Yes I’m proud of that).

Charlie is the rank of scout and our Charlie is actually stronger than my dad but he’s too dumb to lead anyone and has a very low connection to the moon magic. I love him because he teaches me how to survive without magic and we have a lot of fun together when Alpha isn’t around.

The next rank is Delta, the vice and the one to bring knowledge to Alpha for him to make the right decisions. I wanna be Delta when I grow up, I love getting to know stuff and I love to chat about stuff but our Delta is very old and has experienced a lot in her life, way more than me, so it is only fair that she is Delta. So for now, I’m just Pup the Pup, and Pups are just Pups with no special assignment.

Now, where was I? Oh, yes the rank and name of Echo. Well, that’s just the rank of an adult and all other ranks below are just names and ranks of other adults. Alpha doesn’t seem to concern himself with special tasks to them or the rank of Pup. I know that other packs in the world have more meaning to the ranks of Echo and below, but we are totally isolated here on this island so I have never met them.

Anyway, our Echo is a very nice and humble Wolf, she causes no trouble and always does what’s been told. She has a strong Moon Magic and could be a great Beta one day, who knows? The only thing about Echo is that she often wanders off alone, (with Alpha’s permission of cause). I think it’s because she actually has some hard time fitting in with the pack and needs her time off.

I once asked her what she felt about our mission here at Yellowrod and she said she will fulfill her purpose with pride and joy, but her tail was very low and she turned away to Beta who started to comfort her. Delta told me that we Wolves might know the possible outcome of the future, but some Wolves have trouble accepting it.

I’m too young to have been given visions or any guidance from the Moon Magic or The Moon Dragon herself, but I know that we are here to carry out some bigger event that may result in many of our deaths and we shall all be ready to accept whatever faith we will be given. We may be the most powerful beings in the world by size, power, and magic, but we are not immortal and our strength will be tested someday.

Until then, we will just roam the island of Yellowrod as the supreme rulers and do and eat whatever we wish and no one can touch us. Hahaha. Oh besides, we have to maintain all balance of life, we are not the direct rulers but we hold the kings and queens accountable for their actions and we will “adjust” the balance of power to maintain the balance of the world.

Here at Yellowrod, it is the Humans that are in charge. They have their king called The White King the fifth in King City to the East and he’s doing a great job to keep the balance. Way better than the former White King the fourth, that one we had to stop because he gave all the Rabbits to the Goblins. And Rabbits are the most important people in the world (next to us of cause). But I wasn’t in the action back then when we stormed the huge gate of King City and killed the old king. Alpha thought I was too young, and having the full force of the pack storming the Humans was overkill and out of balance so he wanted me to stay and guard our mountain. How lame was that? Very lame I’ll tell ya!

Okay back to the Rabbits. They have the White Magic which is the most powerful magic of them all and is what keeps everything together. The Rabbits are so pure and innocent and they will never use their power in any way to harm anyone. They are just the being of life among us. And they do have the best taste of all beings according to Charlie, but Alpha does not like when a Rabbit has to die, even when it sometimes is for the better of the balance or something? I don’t know, I have never eaten a Rabbit and I’m not sure that I dare to?

Anyway, I might need to tell you that we Wolves only need feeding one night a month, we are mostly living off the Moon Magic alone, but if you cross our path in our hunt the first night of the full moon, then you will be a part of the greater balance by supporting the Wolves survival. (Wow, that was a cool way to say we’re gonna eat ya! Ha ha.)

I especially love when those snacks “Hero Humans” come to our mountains in the south to test their might. They taste the best.

I really don’t get them, Humans? Why do they always think so much about themselves?? Believe they can beat us?

I don’t like Goblins, they taste so badly. Ewww. But they usually don’t need to be “adjusted” they just goof around in the wasteland to the west and kill themselves in some spectacular funny way, and we are not supposed to go there either. It might be too dangerous for the balance to have us Wolves near the Goblin mine, our present might awake Ursa. And that would not be any good idea.

Ursa is the Goddess Of Destructions, a Devine Of Chaos that had entered the world of the living in her solid form of a bear. She lays in inhabit in the Goblins mine and we need not disturb her. Oh, wait! I’m not supposed to even talk about this matter, please forget whatever “made-up story” I just came with. Ehm…let me tell you about the special bond there is between the Foxes and the Elves instead.

The Elves are the majority of the world (outside Yellowrod), they control most of the lands under the rule of The High Queen. She bears the magic Crown blessed and given by Dragonis Lunea (The Moon Dragon). The Elves are the oldest and most noble of the people, but unlike Humans, they are not able to soulbound with other Magical beings. Humans are very bad at magic, but if they soulbound with Rabbits or others, the Souldbounded Magic will challenge everything.

The Elves are blessed with Moon Magic as we are but the Foxes are very special, they have no magic at all. They are immune, like in 100% immune. If it wasn’t for the sheer size of us giant Wolves, the Foxes would have given us trouble. Everything else in this world is affected by magic. Everything can be healed, destroyed, or altered by magic, but not the Foxes. And somehow, that strong contrast in the balance of life and magic has drawn the Elves and Foxes together in an unquestionable loyalty that no one else but them understands.

So that’s all from me, not sure that I have covered everything and I’m not even sure that I have told you the story that the headline was telling you, but “Running with the Pack” means; Know the world, keep it in balance, and do what Alpha says.

The End

…oh, Bunneh? The “Chosen”? Ehm… that’s a whole other story, that’s the story of the only ever Darkborn Rabbit, she might be the savior or destroyer of us all. And all that talk about keeping the Balance in the world? That’s very challenging when you have someone like Bunneh hanging around. I better not talk to you anymore, this is too serious. I rather talk about how to deal with Ursa’s awaking.