Tundra

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East: Russian Tundra
West: Alaskan & Canadian Tundra

These lands are primarily cold and barren with temperatures dipping low into the negatives during winter months. Summer months are just warm enough for growth to occur, though most foliage includes grasses, moss, or low shrubs. Precipitation here is low year round, though in warmer months water may saturate the upper levels of the cold ground forming ponds or other water sources.

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 The mountain itself was quiet at this time of night. The sun had long passed the horizon. The chill might have threatened most, but the proud northerner hardly flinched. Her thick coat protected from such common-place hardship. 
 The fire sister had returned with a prize indeed. A young caribou calf had been killed by her work alone, and she had proudly dragged most of it back to her brothers and their odd little band of mishaps. It was a small kill she brought, but far larger than that of a common hare or lemming. What had been pulled from the young creature was merely the liver and part of the intestine, which the sister had savoured herself.
 Valmúa howled to her unfaithful commune, having pulled the young creature up the mountain for little reason apart from a vague sense of loyalty.
 The mountain called back to her in its own way, for her brothers had named it well despite their ineptitude. A raven called. She half-barked back.

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Kuhn, preoccupied with exploring the region, hunting, and laying out his territory, had a great chance to take in the landscape.  He figured he would have to know everything from the mountains to the south, all the way up to whatever this place was.  A massive mountain that almost seemed out of place here, over the rather flat landscape, an absolute fortress dominated the skyline.  Most of the time the clouds obscured most of its apex.  The cat momentarily mused at the possibility of climbing it. 

Padding along carelessly, humming something to himself, his ears perked up and his nose contorted, detecting fresh drag marks, and the scent of blood. His lumbering stride became a trot as he made good speed in the direction of the drag marks.   Maybe he could score a free meal.

Following the trail for a couple of minutes, Kuhn climbed on final berm to be face to face with a cinnamon colored wolf.  His face was already giving away a look of disappointment.
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After the awkward invitation to walk within the mountain's borders, Thalia wandered freely in and out of the territory while mostly keeping to herself. She didn't mark the lands willingly other than what was necessary as bodily functions or the pads on her toes doing so against her will - but never the less, her scent was becoming more one with the mountain dwellers the longer she was here regardless of what she wanted. Every now and then she would be away longer than a day or two - but eventually she would return.

This time as she came back to the mountain, wandering up its ledges and through the snow... a scent caught her attention which made every hair along her spine stand on edge. Demon cat. It wasn't the same as the one she had met here upon her awakening, but the scent was similar enough she contemplated on turning tail and leaving the mountain wolves to deal with it themselves. 

And yet curiosity kept her walking forward. Following its scent until the russet female who had warned Thalia about the men became the obvious (or so what she thought) target for the large feline. Thankfully it didn't luge, and the autumn coloured woman thought about leaving as it was none of her business.... but the woman was well, had done her a favour before. It was about time she would do the same.“Hey!” She barked at the two, attempting to gain both their attentions. “The hell do you want demon cat?” With her eyes focused on the striped bastard, she hoped the female would catch what she was doing now.

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 The scent of something distinct and feline immediately raised the hairs along her neck. She had expected wolverines and ravens to have followed her. The latter had, knowing well that Hrafnsvaktin was home to those birds who sought haven from the elements alongside their lupine brothers and sisters. Valmúa herself had always held a vague disdain of the black birds. They did little more than thieve parts of her kills and call attention to them for other predators, case in fucking point. They were supposed to be sacred. To her, they were merely a nuisance, and noisy to boot.
 When the animal revealed itself, her heart beat into her throat. She had never seen anything like whatever this beast was. She knew only vaguely of catamounts from venturing across the Canadian wilds. An orange one with stripes was wild and foreign and disturbingly monstrous to her.
 "Hey!" The fire woman turned to look at the noise.
 The dragon. You snarky, fantastic bitch. Valmúa turned back to the cat and boldly stepped over the kill she had been dragging. She raised her tail and barked, though the trembling in her feet told of her inexperience with these predators. “You think you can just waltz onto this place following me?!” It was 1000% percent a bluff. The poppy girl was tired from the hunt and the haul, and had no interest in fighting with something so large and... orange.

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