(1exp on time + 1exp subplot +1expreferencing "Chris" and "Ricky"+1exp goal = 4exp)
I reallyhate you right now Chris, mostly for being right about that bit about deeperlayers of the Shadow go "deeper in time". Just after I received yourlast letter, I got wind of a t-rex spirit wandering about. I don't know whetherto be thankful of it being a "real" one or not, cause from what Ihear this thing freely moves between the Shadow and the mortal world, almostcompletely without the need of a locus (I dunno what you were thinking Chriswhen you said, Hallow, I don't think I heard of those before) or some otherweakness between the walls between worlds. It apparently used this ability tosneak into a zoo, somehow becoming corporeal, eat some elephants (which the zoogoers painfully saw), then disappearing before anybody could go and take itdown. I'm not even sure how it got here, why it's able to do that, but I thinkthis is a clear sign that all hell just broke loose. At the very least, I know thatif THAT came from deep in the Shadow, I have a lot of mileage I can go through.
Yet, despiteall of THAT, the local leading packs aren't considering it something worthlooking into. Local authorities are trying to find it, but don't jack aboutspirits. No dealing with a monster frombefore history. The Spirit caller in my pack (by the way, I got a pack now,happy me, I'll tell you about them later) tells me that it's actually very weakright now (I figure from actually t-rexes being… extinct), but as it hunts andkills, it'll get stronger. The only thing odd about it is its ability to freelywalk between the Shadow or the mortal world… Wonder if I can either get a giftthat lets me do that from it… or maybe kill it and get some respect (not mypack things of me that much yet). Either way, hunting that thing is going to bea pain. No one knows where the hell it is and it disregards territory, that'snot even considering its power.
But enoughabout that t-rex, I'll tell you about it when I've dealt with it. I think I'lltell you about my pack. All of us are a bit new at this, most of them have onlybeen a wolf for about under a month and oddly enough I am the third mostexperienced. All of us are ghost wolves, no formal tribe affiliation, no grouptotem (I can't exactly break out of my agreement with Bound-Yet-Free [or was itbackwards? neither of us are sure], cause well, he's a part of me now.) So far,my pack's got eight members, but I think I'll just tell you about the ones thatI know well enough.
First off wegot Jack "Silver-Tongue", he's a half-moon and good negotiator. He'sthe most experienced with being a werewolf, at just over a year today. Not thebest in a scuffle, but he has gotten us out of having get in a one in the firstplace. He also fills the role of our spirit caller, and provided the detailsabout the t-rex.
Second, is "Strikes-From-Afar"Ed. Gibbous moon. Apparently, a gunsmith and he knows his way around computers.Doesn't like fighting up close (I don't blame him). He technically isn't part apart of the Iron Masters just yet, but according to him, he needs to go on aone-year pilgrimage before he's allowed to join. I don't know why, but I'lltake it. He is also the "newest" to being a werewolf.
And lastly,Maddie "Mauler", I may be a full moon, but I don't have the kind ofbattle rage she does. She's a new moon, so I don't know how she got like that,but she loves Gauru or war form a lot and does a lot of her fighting even inhuman form with lots of repeated quick attacks. She easily gets angered and isthe member I disagree with the most. You do not want to tick her off.
We don'thave much territory of our own. at best, we control a neighborhood subdivision anda nearby park (thankfully that leads OUT of the city) and only got a few, weakloci. No pack has claimed the area before, so we got kinda lucky there, but I am sure that we will need to leavethe territory if we're ever going to start the expedition.
Still noluck on any good melee weapons, though. We got plenty of guns, but I don't knowhow useful that will be in the Deep Shadow.
Also Ricky,I got nothing, I don't live there, and I am not exactly someone the Urathanation considers relevant. I can probably send Jack and see if that works, butyou know… we'll be kinda vulnerable without him, especially since we juststarted… on the other hand though… I can use this to extend my influence… Yougot him Ricky. Just let him do the talking.