Welcome to Canis Major

a wolf and animal rpg (role-playing game)

Canis is a writing community for play-by-post (forum-based), freeform roleplay set in a fictional dream world in the intrusion fantasy genre. Most characters on Canis are wolves; many play elements are focused around wolves and canids, but the world makes room for a large variety of other animal characters such as dogs, horses, cats, bears, deer, and many, many more.

Our community is focused on flexibility, creativity, and collaboration. That boils down to a few important features:

  • There is no set activity requirement to write
  • The setting and plot are member-created and staff-supported
  • The game is continuously improved to increase fun and decrease stress

Learn more in our Rulebook!

everybody's crazy for pretending they're not

Morning Sunny/Clear
02-07-2024, 08:38 PM (This post was last modified: 02-07-2024, 08:39 PM by Ries. Edited 1 time in total.)
open for family <3

Being home had settled Ries somewhat. He doubted that he'd ever lose his adventurous streak, but it was nice to have somewhere to return to, and even nicer that the place was filled with his favorite people in the world. Though he'd initially been nervous, his family had welcomed him back with open paws, and Ries honestly couldn't be happier if he tried.

The last couple of months had been spent with them, catching up and helping out with the younger ones. The gang was larger now, with new faces among the familiar, but Ries loved them all with everything he had.

He'd spent the majority of today exploring the territory rather aimlessly, trying to become accustomed to traveling the rougher terrain without splitting his paws open or faceplanting into a poorly-placed rock. It would take some time to get used to, he figured, but he liked to think he was getting better at it!

At least, until some looser stones underfoot shifted and he tumbled gracelessly down a (thankfully) gentle slope. It stung his pride more than anything, and for a moment he could only sit there and laugh at himself.

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02-08-2024, 03:11 AM
Katja had been following him at somewhat of a distance today; at his return, everyone had been happy, her family overjoyed and energetic. Katja, however, while welcoming, had been confused. Where had he been? Why had he gone? What had made him come back? What had he seen? The younger Boesch was curious, and wanted to ask him but by the time she had finished her early morning routine Ries had already been on the move.

His scent was getting stronger though, which meant that the little iceling was finally closing in on him. She arrived just as his tumble came to an end, the girl trotting over to where he had ended up. Ears perked as he laughed, she watched him in continued confusion. She and Ries were certainly not cut from the same section of the family cloth but that didn't really mean anything. She was unlike most of her siblings. “Why are you laughing? You fell.”

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02-08-2024, 03:23 AM
A little voice surprised him out of his laughter, and Ries glanced up toward its source. He recognized the pup immediately, cracking a smile at her very serious face. It was a fair question, he supposed, and for a moment, he didn’t have much of an answer.

“I guess it’s a little weird to laugh after a fall like that, huh?” he offered, getting to his paws and shaking his fur out before (carefully) making his way back up the slope to Katja’s side. “But I’m not hurt or anything, so I thought it was more funny than anything else.”

The little girl reminded him of a miniature version of their mother, and it drew another smile onto Ries’ maw. She was so serious. “Have you been followin’ me around all morning?” he asked, tail swishing back and forth.
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