UN Basic Recipient
Re: Blue Rose Dreams
Deep in the Pavin Weald is a tale and it is not an uncommon tale for the Weald nor will it be the last under the vast canopy of the forest. About fifteen years ago bandits laid waste to a small village, killing all who defied them and taking the rest of them as slaves. There was only one survivor. A young girl not much older than five watched helplessly as her mother hid her in the root cellar just before the bandits broke into their home and took her away. After the night of feasting and ravishing the prisoners, the bandits left the village a burning wreck. The girl had cried that night but had no more tears, for she had run dry.
The wolves came soon after, brought by the smell of burning flesh. They came not to feed on the corpses but to mourn the dead. Lasorak, a rhy-wolf leader of the pack was surprised to find the girl there among the wreckage of the village. He took the girl and they left the village behind.
That was Shonya (Forest-folk/wolf-kin female, expert). She has become a powerful shifter and can often be found in the form of a reddish-brown wolf. In fact she is more wolf than she is human. In her human form she has fiery red hair, long and unkempt. She has intense golden eyes that bore into your soul. She is usually naked when found in human form and has little use of human made trinkets. The only think she has left of her mother is a silver locket. The chain has broken off long ago and she has tied the locket on with an old leather strap.
Lasorak, even though he was a rhy-wolf new nothing of child-rearing. He raised her as a wolf but that was not enough. He took Shonja to meet Arkrine (rhy-owl male, adept). It was Arkrine who taught the little girl how to read and to continue to speak. Even though Shonja is wild, thanks to Arkrine she is not stupid. She just has little use for the goods of her human half. Arkrine is like a kindly old uncle to Shonja.
Shonya's companion is a rhy-wolf named Sassarak (rhy-wolf male, warrior). Sassarak is the son of Lasorak. He is not the Alpha of his pack and treats Shonya like she is her sister. For all intensive purposes she is. She was there when he was born and was surprised to see him talking to her as Lasorak has by the time he was two. He is a large gray wolf beautiful and wild as his sister. They are rhy-bounded with each other.
If Arkrine is like an uncle and Sassarak is like her brother, then Bey (fey sprite, female) is like her crazy cousin who just flew into th… squirrel! Yea. Bey is like that. Even though she is annoying, Shonja has never grown tired of her antics. While Sassorak has nipped at her, Shonja has never raised a paw to her and she can often be seen riding on the back of Shonja in wolf form or on her shoulder in human form. Years ago, Bey was the only survivor of her own tribe. Someone had killed or captured the sprites of the woods and Bey was impaled to a tree with a poisoned arrow. They thought she was dead. She knows the pain of loss like Shonja and the two have bonded over the pain.
Adventures next time! See ya soon.
Last edited by Pandaman; 12-18-2018 at 08:13 PM.
UN Basic Recipient
Re: Blue Rose Dreams
Wolf-Sister Adventure Ideas
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The bandits are long dead and disbanded thanks to wildness of the Paven Weald. Even though they are long gone, that does not stop the wild girl from hunting down any news of bandits in the area and take them down. Usually it is only her Sassorak and Bey who hunt them down but at times they can call forth to help them the entire pack of near thirty wolves including two other rhy-wolves. It is unfortunate but the bandits who attacked her village so long ago are no more though she continues to hunt them. The players could be in the area when an attack on bandits goes down and could face down the wolves and their human shifter. It will all depend on what side the players acted on, humans or the wolves.
Bey is an outcast even among her own kind, ever since the deaths or capture of her tribe. She has taken up with the wolves because Shonja was the one who found her and nursed her back to health. She has over the years tried to go back to the neighboring fey but they have shunned her after the first time she went back, the new tribe was attacked. Though it did not suffer the same fate as her first tribe, they blamed her regardless. It seems that the fey in the area are being targeted by something. Every year or so, something comes and takes the fey that it captures. It could be a shadowspawn or a sorcerer that lead a pack of night person brutes or mongrels. What they capture or kill them for is up to you.