Wild Thorns

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  1. Welcome to Brier Town
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    There is a town, known throughout the country by many collared pets and strays to be a rumored paradise. A place where man has been absent for countless years and that animals now roam and rule the mysterious, mythical place. However, Brier Town, is anything but a myth. True, the odd little town is ruled by animals, namely cats and dogs, but a paradise told in tales to lull pups and kits to sleep couldn’t be further from the truth. The community of Brier Town established an order for all inhabitants, laws that have been given to the cats and dogs to follow, or face punishment, or worse, exile. Still, various dogs and cats take it upon themselves on the pilgrimage to the famous town. Some just might find their safe haven, others find new dangers and enemies. For new comers, Brier Town may come to as a bit of a shock, with such laws, some might even call them strict, but these laws stand for a reason, less the residents of the town fall victim to the dangers of The Woods just outside of town.

    History of Brier Town
    Even when Brier Town was ran by the humans, the animals who dwell in the forest despised all those who lived within the town, especially the pets of these humans. The foresters saw the humans and their pets as enemies, since some of the humans took hunting trips into The Wood, along with their hunting dogs. That and the foresters saw the collared animals as snobbish and soft, traitors of the wild and nature itself. The Brier Town animals felt no love for their wilder cousins either. Many Brier animals saw themselves better and more civilized, inspired by their human companions who triumphed over their basic instinct to build and create great things. After the vanishing of man in the town, the foresters thought they could take control, but the Brier animals didn't allow it. Alfred, the founder of the new Brier Town, called to his fellow pets, whether they be canine or feline to keep the foresters out, believing it was their time to rule and slowly become great just as their disappearing humans.

    A quote by Alfred, the founder of Brier Town, as well as the oldest, wisest in all of Brier Town history. "Our humans are gone, but we must remain here. This is our home, we must protect it and those who live in it. And though we are animals and live by our natural tendencies, we must learn to work together to maintain order. Less we fall into the waiting claws of the wildness that lives in the deep darkness within us all, turning us into chaotic, beastly savages. Like those who live in The Wood."

    The mysterious vanishing of the humans was about 50 years ago, this rp is set in present day.

    Link to the Rp --> RP Here[/U]
    Current Time of day/ Weather/ Season: Midday/ Cool and partly cloudy/ Fall

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    Lingo for the Rp and Extra info (Super duper important!)
    Briers : a Brier is a local cat or dog to Brier Wood. Example: "Who is that dog there, is a he a Brier?”

    Forester : A Forester is a native or local of the Woods, wild animals such as wolves, bobcats and foxes are all considered as Foresters.

    The Marked Ones/Outcasts : Those who have committed crimes against Brier Town and its inhabitants that have been cast out of the town to live in the Woods. Marked with a scar across their chest in the shape of an ‘X’

    Pack: a group of dogs or wolves

    Tribe: a group of cats

    Loners: Those who live within Brier Town or The Wood, but have no affiliation with a pack or tribe

    Wildpelts: wild cats and dogs who live in The Wood

    Pairs : Pairs are Briers or Foresters who only have two animals in each others company but do not associate themselves with being in a pack or tribe

    Strays: New comers to Brier Town who are either cats or dogs.

    Ferals: A wild animal, such as a wolf, fox, bobcat, puma or any other animal that is not a domestic cat or dog that are not native to The Wood or Brier Town

    The Council: made up of tribe and pack leaders of Brier Town, though there is no true leader of the town, the council makes the ultimate decisions and keep the order. They are also the judges and executioners for those who have committed crimes, but there must be a vote between all council members before any action can be taken with anything, whether it be judgement or creating a new law.

    Wolfdog : Those who are unfortunate to share the blood of a wolf. They are accepted into Brier Town, but they are deemed as are often seen as untrustworthy among the Brier and Forester communities (too wild to be a true Brier and too tame to be a Forester). Sometimes they are called, half-coats, Cursed-one or Moon-babies as insults.

    Most of you know the workings of a pack, the alpha, beta, the wolves in between (which for this rp will be called gammas) and omegas. Within this rp, the workings of a tribe is a bit different from that of a pack. Leos are the tribe’s leaders, Tigris are second commands, Panthera are the rest of the tribe.

    Those who remained in Brier Wood, the forgotten pets, could understand some human language from living alongside the humans for such a long time. This knowledge, though small, has been passed down from generations to generations of Briers.

    (Holy dancing cow Batman! This seems like an awful lot of rules! [​IMG]And you be right, :x sorry if it seems a bit much)

    Please do ask before creating a large pack or tribe , no permission needed for creating medium or small tribes.

    For a pack or tribe to be considered large, there must be 15 or more members (members of a pack/tribe can be made up of npcs). And please do not go pass the number 30 when it comes to the amount of members in a tribe or pack. Unless of course, the rp calls for it, ie to add in drama, suspense or a huge plot point in the storyline.

    For a pack or tribe to be considers medium, there must be at least 8 members

    If you are the creator of a pack/tribe in this rp, please do type down the amount of members you have in said pack/tribe.

    For the love of everything holy and sacred, please please, please read "The Law of Thorns" just below the rules.

    Only feline and canine characters please (list of animal species you may choose: wolf, wolf hybrid, dog, cat, fox, bobcat, puma)

    Have as many characters as you want (but please keep up with them)

    No sparkle canines or felines, and this means no naturally colored animals, for example a green and purple wolf with a magical rainbow tail :x

    Unusual markings are acceptable, however, no unnatural colors for the markings, for example: no white wolves with pink swirly patterns :P

    No tattoos or piercings unless the character has come in contact with a human. Example: Character "A", is a dog whose ears were pierced with a silver bead due to his/her previous owner.

    Unusual eye color allowed

    Message me before creating a wolf hybrid character or puma. Wolf hybrid characters are somewhat “special” in this rp universe. And pumas are (arguably) the most powerful animals in this rp

    Please be somewhat realistic, a pup, kit or small dog (like a beagle or chihuahua ) cannot take down an animal larger than itself

    Plz nu tlkin like dis ok, it bee slly 4 rllz yo

    Please post 3 or more lines per post

    You may rp as family members, friends or NPCs, however, no creating and rping as your own mate

    You are allowed to create your own pack (for dogs or wolves) or tribe (group of cats), but private message me before doing so. Don’t want too many tribes and packs. Not only that, but because pack and tribe make up the council that kinda controls Brier Town, meaning they hold quite a bit of power, and I don't want rpers to abuse such power unless it is part of the rp storyline to add in drama through the characters of the rp.

    If you wish to join a fellow rper's pack or tribe within this rp, or wish to be a family member or long time friend please, do ask the rper first

    Naturally foxes, bobcats, and pumas do not run in packs or large groups. However for this rp I will allow only this, foxes can run in packs of 3 members max, bobcats and pumas may be in pairs. This doesn’t mean they can’t have friends, or interact with other animals, but as so far as living together, these animals are only to be in small groups or a simple pair as stated before.

    No bobcat, puma, or fox hybrids please

    Send me a message that you have created a character (or new character) so I can give it approval please and thank you

    The “laws” I have set up for the rp in this universe can be broken (to add in drama), however be careful when your character does this, they may be punished for it. These rules I have stated above on the other hand, YOU as the rper are not allowed to break these said rules.

    Got a question or questions? Message Me :3
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    The Law of Thorns

    Every healthy cat and dog that is at least a month old must come to the nightly meeting under the new and first full moon

    The nightly meetings are peaceful meeting, there is to be no fighting or killing of any cat or dog these two sacred nights

    Those who belong to a pack or tribe, must never hunt, or trespass on pack territory. However, those who do not belong to a pack or tribe are able to roam freely, but they must never mark or hunt on owned territory. Pack and or Tribe members who see a loner or pair on their turf, have every right to chase them out.

    Loners and Pairs do not have any territory rights, if loners and pairs wish to gain territorial right, they must join or create their own pack or tribe. There must be at least three members if a group to be called a pack or tribe

    Killing young, whether they be Forester or Brier is prohibited, even during acts of war

    The Brier Farm and Park is not to be claimed by anyone

    If any cat or dog of Brier Town sees a Forester, they must alert the nearest fellow Briers and chase the Forester out. Unless there is a large number of Foresters, or a larger forester, such as a puma or bear, immediately warn everyone within ear shot and take shelter while the large packs in Brier Town handle the situation. Do not kill the Forester!

    The Woods are forbidden to any Forester

    The alpha of one of the larger, or perhaps the largest packs in Brier Town, must take responsibility in protecting Brier Town from intruders. Do not kill the intruder if they are a Forester!

    Strays are welcome to rest or stay in Brier Town, unless they pose a threat.

    Never mate or befriend with a forester or feral , in doing so is to be seen as a traitorous act to all Briers and is punishable by either death or exile.
    Foresters are to never inhabit Brier Town. Ever.

    List of Packs, Tribes and their members:

    Storm Pack (large pack, 20 members): Cherry(Alpha), (in need of a Beta), (in need of Gammas), Reikon(Omega) (in need of more Omegas)

    Residents of Brier Town (open)
    Orion (open)

    Name: Orion (owned by Sir Binkle)
    Description or image: [​IMG]
    Nickname: Stripes
    Age: 2 years
    Gender: male
    Family: N/A
    Is perusing/likes: N/A
    Friends: N/A
    Enemies: N/A
    Species: Cat

    Strengths: his intelligence, swift on his feet

    Weaknesses: he’s not a very strong cat and often relies on his quick thinking and equally quick legs

    Status (are they a Brier, Forester, Stray): Brier

    Rank: Loner

    Personality: Orion is an observant, curious and opportunistic cat, he often finds himself eaves dropping or sneaking in to places he shouldn’t. His sly, smug nature comes along with his silver tongue and hunger for power.

    History: Orion’s mother, Hera, was a stray that wandered into Brier Town, in hopes that she would find shelter for herself as well for her unborn kits. The council of the town welcomed her with open arms and Hera found herself a new home, and quickly join a small tribe of cats for safety. When Orion was born, he was born the only kit, none of his siblings survived, all came into the world as still borns. The mischievous kit was doted on by his mother, she spoiled him rotten, always coming to his defense, even when he was in the wrong. Just a few months before he turned a full year, a step towards adulthood and independence, his mother and tribe were killed. Slaughtered by a pack of wolves while they hunted near the farm. Orion lost many things that day, his mother, his tribe, his family and friends and perhaps above all, he lost a piece of himself.
    Extra Info:


    Cherry (open)
    Name: Cherry (owned by Sir Binkleton)
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    Nickname: N/A
    Age: 8 years
    Gender: female
    Family: N/A
    Is perusing/likes: N/A
    Friends: N/A
    Enemies: Foresters
    Species: dog, Retriever mix

    Strengths: her wits

    Weaknesses: In her old age, her bones and muscles have weakened

    Status (are they a Brier, Forester, Loner, Stray, Outcast): Brier

    Rank (if in a tribe or pack): Alpha of the Storm Pack

    Personality: Cherry, though old, still as a bit of a bite in her bark. She doesn’t tolerate foolishness and is a stern old dog who deeply believes in maintaining order and keep the wild and wild things out of Brier Town. However, she does have her moment of kindness and softness of heart when it comes youngsters.

    History: Cherry has a family history links that to the founder of Brier Town, Alfred. She has taken pride in this knowledge for years, ever since she was a pup growing up in Brier Town. She was trained the moment she was able to walk, to defend her home and pack. Instilled by her parents with the strong sense of duty, justice and order.

    Extra Info: She's prejudice towards foresters, especially wolves and wolfdogs


    Blueboy (open)
    Name: Blueboy (owned by Sir Binkleton)
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    Nickname: Blue
    Age: 3
    Gender: Male
    Family: N/A
    Is perusing/likes: N/A
    Friends: N/A
    Enemies: N/A
    Species: dog, pitbull

    Strengths: the strength of his body, and powerful jaws can lock tightly onto his target

    Weaknesses: killing, pretty lady dogs, despite his tough appearance

    Blueboy his follower not a leader and has known to be gullible. Though rare, when he is fighting, actual fighting and not a friendly tussle, something in his mind his triggered, sending his brain back to when he was in the dogfighting rings. He has been known to go “mad” and despite him being the most dangerous at this point, he also the most vulnerable, being unaware of his surrounding while in this blind rage.

    Status (are they a Briar, Forester): Brier

    Rank: loner

    Personality: Blueboy is a loyal, good natured dog, who loves helping others. With this being said, every “good dog” doesn’t have without their flaws. Blueboy has a hard time resisting a bet and is almost always up for a challenge if it means to prove his strength, not to mention he doesn’t know his own strength and can be quite a klutz.
    History: Blueboy is one of the many unfortunate victims of dogfighting rings. He was trained harshly as a young pup to attack and even destroy his opponent. When he became a year old, his abuser tossed him into the ring, where he made his first kill. The moment hit Blueboy hard once the rage cleared from his mind upon realizing what he had done. Months after the incident, Blueboy managed to escape when it was his turn once again in the ring. He attacked his human abuser and ran off into the night. He was then rescued off the streets by a kind, young man. Though he was human, Blueboy saw him as a brother and the two were inseparable. The year they spent together, full of bliss, was quickly destroyed, the man was gunned down on his way back home from his job, leaving Blueboy alone. Refusing to end up in a cage, or worse, the pitbull struck out on his own on the streets once more till he came across Brier Town and lived there ever since.

    Extra Info: he's very nervous and awkward around females, cat or dog


    Aurora (open)
    Name: Aurora ( owned by Alexstrasza )
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    Nickname: Ari
    Age: 1
    Gender: Female
    Family: N/A
    Is perusing/likes: N/A
    Friends: N/A
    Enemies: N/A
    Species: Wolf Hybrid
    Strengths: Strong and swift
    Weaknesses: Not the brightest of the bunch
    Status (are they a Brier, Forester, Loner, Stray, Feral, Wildpelt): Brier
    Rank (if in a tribe or pack): Loner
    Personality: Your typical hyper pup, she's very flamboyant and out there. She's naive, kind and sweet.
    History: Born to a wolf and a dog's union, she and her siblings weren't accepted as Foresters so their only choice was to be a Brier. They were accepted with welcomed arms of course, but something about the gesture and the way her and siblings are treated raises a question if they are really welcomed at all. They Mother was exiled from Brier and the Father not willing to abandon his mate left his pack and became a loner with his mate. The two traverse the woods avoiding all sorts of felines, canines and bears among other creatures.
    Extra Info: TBA


    Aphrodite (open)
    Name: Aphrodite (Owned by Alexstraza)
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    Nickname: Venus
    Age: 3
    Gender: Female
    Family: N/A
    Is perusing/likes: N/A
    Friends: N/A
    Enemies: N/A
    Species: Bombay & Orange Tabby Cat
    Strengths: Logical and swift
    Weaknesses: Not very strong at all
    Status (are they a Brier, Forester, Loner, Stray, Feral, Wildpelt): Brier
    Rank (if in a tribe or pack): Loner
    Personality: Born with split personality, or is it Bipolar? Whatever it is causes Venus to act one way one minute then act another the next. Even with her disability if you want to call it that she's still very realiable and loyal. She can be hyper and sweet, and she be down right cold and calculating.
    History: Born to a mother with many mates, she came out as the odd ball of the bunch. Not only does she suffer from Heterochromia, her fur is split in half as well which is quiet unusual on it's on. Because of her oddity she's always been a loner, even within her family.
    Extra Info: TBA


    Silent (open)
    Name: Silent(owned by Icystorm)
    Nickname: None
    Age: 2 1/2
    Gender: Male
    Family: Icy
    Is perusing/likes: N/A
    Friends: N/A
    Enemies: N/A
    Species: Cat
    Strengths: Fighting. He is not a strong cat but he has learned how to unbalance his enemies and get the upper hand..err paw. He is also good at staying hidden.
    Weaknesses: If someone is in danger he will not hesitate to throw himself into the fray, even if he has no chance of winning. Difficulty starting a conversation with anyone but his sister.
    Status: Brier
    Rank: Loner/Pair (stays with his sister)
    Personality: Silent is shy, quiet, and brave. When he is not hanging out with his sister he tends to wander off and sing quietly to himself. This is not to say he would not do good in a group. He would thrive under a group by feeling useful and knowing he is helping others.
    History: There is not much to tell. He was born in Brier Town and once old enough his parents (wanting to see more of the world) left, leaving him to take care of his sister (or vice versa).
    Extra Info: N/A
    Description or image: (I have an image somewhere but until I find it..)
    Silent is mostly black except for his ear tips, belly, and paws which are brown. There is also a thin patch of white fur between the black and brown on his belly. Green eyes. He is lithe and long legged.


    Icystorm (open)
    Name: Icystorm (owned by Icystorm)
    Nickname: Icy
    Age: 2 1/2
    Gender: Female
    Family: Silent
    Is perusing/likes: N/A
    Friends: N/A
    Enemies: N/A
    Species: Cat
    Strengths: Hunting-sharp hearing. Swimming- she is not afraid to get her fur wet.
    Weaknesses: Her temper- a lot of the time she will not think before she speaks.
    Status: Brier
    Rank: Loner/Pair (stays with her brother)
    Personality: Icy is stubborn and loyal. Beware her sarcasm and her sharp tongue is her biggest weapon. She likes to always be right and does not take well to being proven wrong.
    History: Same as Silent
    Extra Info: N/A
    Description or image: (I have an image somewhere but until I find it..)
    Icy is a gray she cat with blue eyes. White flecks cover her body except for her face, belly, and paws. Her fur is thicker than Silent's.


    Reikon (open)
    Name: Reikon (owned by IcyStorm)
    Nickname: None
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    Age: 2
    Gender: Male
    Family: N/A
    Is perusing/likes: N/A
    Friends: N/A
    Enemies: N/A
    Species: Dog- White German shepherd (although some say he looks more wolf. If you ask him about it he will give you a confused look)
    Strengths: His friendliness? He will protect his friends with his life, especially that special someone.
    Weaknesses: Food..he loves food..
    Status: Brier
    Rank: Omega of the Storm Pack (if that is ok with you)
    Personality: Reikon is not good at talking with others, but he does not let that stop him. He is prone to ask or say something that is likely to offend someone. He does not mean to as he does not know any better. When he does something that others don't like he tucks tail, lays low to the ground, and tries his hardest to apologize. When others get over his strange ways he tends to make a very good friend.
    History: If it is ok I would like to make this up as we RP.
    Extra Info: N/A


    Residents of The Wood (open)

    List of Strays Ferals and Wildpelts (open)

    List of NPCs (open)
     
  2. Name: Hawk
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    Nickname: Spring
    Age: 5
    Gender: male
    Family: N/A
    Is perusing/likes:
    Friends: N/A
    Enemies: N/A
    Species: Bobcat
    Strengths: his speed and wittiness
    Weaknesses: he is not strong
    Status (are they a Brier, Forester, Stray): Forester
    Rank: Highly known Forester
    Personality: Hawk is an enthusiastic fellow who gets along with every creature he meets. Hawk likes to play tricks on wondering animals telling them the wrong direction of somewhere.
    History:
    Extra Info:
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  3. Name: Aurora
    Nickname: Ari
    Age: 1
    Gender: Female
    Family: N/A
    Is perusing/likes: N/A
    Friends: N/A
    Enemies: N/A
    Species: Wolf Hybrid
    Strengths: Strong and swift
    Weaknesses: Not the brightest of the bunch
    Status (are they a Brier, Forester, Loner, Stray, Feral, Wildpelt): Brier
    Rank (if in a tribe or pack): Loner
    Personality: Your typical hyper pup, she's very flamboyant and out there. She's naive, kind and sweet.
    History: Born to a wolf and a dog's union, she and her siblings weren't accepted as Foresters so their only choice was to be a Brier. They were accepted with welcomed arms of course, but something about the gesture and the way her and siblings are treated raises a question if they are really welcomed at all. They Mother was exiled from Brier and the Father not willing to abandon his mate left his pack and became a loner with his mate. The two traverse the woods avoiding all sorts of felines, canines and bears among other creatures.
    Extra Info: TBA
    Description or image: [​IMG]

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    Name: Aphrodite
    Nickname: Venus
    Age: 3
    Gender: Female
    Family: N/A
    Is perusing/likes: N/A
    Friends: N/A
    Enemies: N/A
    Species: Bombay & Orange Tabby Cat
    Strengths: Logical and swift
    Weaknesses: Not very strong at all
    Status (are they a Brier, Forester, Loner, Stray, Feral, Wildpelt): Brier
    Rank (if in a tribe or pack): Loner
    Personality: Born with split personality, or is it Bipolar? Whatever it is causes Venus to act one way one minute then act another the next. Even with her disability if you want to call it that she's still very realiable and loyal. She can be hyper and sweet, and she be down right cold and calculating.
    History: Born to a mother with many mates, she came out as the odd ball of the bunch. Not only does she suffer from Heterochromia, her fur is split in half as well which is quiet unusual on it's on. Because of her oddity she's always been a loner, even within her family.
    Extra Info: TBA
    Description or image: [​IMG]
     
  4. Both characters accepted, your stamp of approval is this adorable sleepy puppy [​IMG]
     
  5. Both characters accepted! Your stamp of approval is the sleepy puppy :3
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  6. YAY! The sleeping puppy is so adorable!
     
  7. Right?! :D anyways, we can get the rp rolling if you like, you can post first or me. I'm just still waiting for Maximus to do some finishing touches on his character ^.^
     
  8. Probably best you make the first post since you have an idea of what the world looks like. I can't wait to get started.
     
  9. I posted~ a bit rusty, but hopefully not too bad :P
     
  10. Hey guys, just wanted to let both of you know I added in 2 extra rules (please dun be mad :x) I put some boundaries of what is considered a large (15 or more pack/tribe members) and medium pack or tribe (at least 8 members in a pack/tribe). I also set in a number limit to the amount of pack/tribe members are allowed, no higher than 30. Don't want a pack/tribe of 100,000 members ya know XD it's just a minor thing. Also packs/tribes can be made up of NPCS so you guys don't have to worry about asking other rpers to join your pack/tribe to fill up ranks. Oh! and do kindly place the number of members your pack/tribe you own said pack/tribe. Ack, that was alot, super sorry 0-0 i just want this rp to be well organized so there's no confusion or miscommunication.
    [​IMG] Here's some dancing birds for ya
     
  11. Did you ever link us the RP?
     
  12. Yes o.o it's the In Character button in the Overview tab ---> here's the link though ^.^
     
  13. Oooo lol sorry I'm new to this site
     
  14. It's fine ^.^ I had a bit of trouble as well first time around. I placed the link int he overview tab as well just in case anybody else gets confused :3
     
  15. @Maximus You still interested in the rp Maximus? o.o
     
  16. yes i'm just busy with other stuff
     
  17. Okie dokie, just making sure ^.^
     
  18. I will posting soon!
     
  19. @Sir Binkleton the 3rd

    I'm sitting down and concentrating on my post now :3 ... I should have it up tonight!
     
  20. Take your time ^^
     
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