Adult Female

Adult Female
Name: unnamed
Species: Timber Wolf
Birthday: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Owner: Frostfoxen

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No one has ever seen a timber wolf near the castle. It is extremely rare for them to leave their forests, and when they do, it is never for long. Should a timber wolf ever be gone from the woods for more than a few short hours, it will become lethargic. Eventually, the creature becomes more and more slow, until it moves no more. If the wolf does not find a forest quickly, it will not survive. A gravely injured timber wolf will eventually heal, but will disappear into the depths of the forest for months. Villagers say these creatures can put down roots and take strength from the earth itself. The only thing that can kill a timber wolf that is in a forest is fire. Timber wolves fear very little, but they are deathly afraid of fire. These companions are also not very fond of humans, and remain far from any settlements. Even curious pups seldom approach people. After a full year, it is all but unheard of for them to answer to anyone but their magi. Adult timber wolves are smaller in stature than other wolves, and less aggressive. This is not their only difference – these companions do not move in packs, but are content with solitary existences. Once a timber wolf has taken a mate, they will seek each other out now and again, but travel alone for the most part. A wolf seeking a mate will find and stake out a hollow tree, turning it into a well hidden den.

Timber wolves never leave the comfort of forests, and can be difficult to find. Some villagers say they are not creatures at all, but forest spirits that allow themselves to be seen. The common tale is that timber wolves are actually trees, and can meld seamlessly with other trees in the space of a single heartbeat. Though no one has ever witnessed such magic, it is true that timber wolves can evade humans very well. This skill is mostly due to their very strange fur. This fur is made of bark, although it is very strong. Their bright green tails are actually made of moss, which grows from them. Adults have crests around their necks, which grow as timber wolves age. Should one of these branches be broken, the timber wolf can simply regrow it. These companions can also grow new limbs, though the process takes them a few moons. It's rare that timber wolves become injured in the first place, though, as they are not edible targets for predators, or easy to attack. These companions are known to be quite peaceful, and the only times they are ever angered is when their woods are hurt. Should a person repeatedly harm the forest, timber wolves will lash out at them.

Sprite art: Xenomorph/GlassWalker | Description: Damien