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, though the game also rewards high activity
  • The setting and plot are member-created and staff-supported
  • Writing is collaborative, and so is our supportive community
  • The game is continuously improved to increase fun and decrease stress

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Yeah, she wanted to wander. So out into the void she went. She was following a trail that the deer commonly took, a thin dirt ribbon that wove its way through the forest, popping into one clearing, back into trees, then to the next grassy clearing in the valley between the mountains. She was not hunting, just traveling as she had done recently, no rush in her step.

She didn't think she'd find anything (or anyone) particularly remarkable on this trip -- it was much easier for her to assume disappointment than to think that she was actually going to have good fortune. What would she even do with good fortune? Probably scare it away. Arbiter was super spooky, after all. Or at least some people would think so.

She'd come across another of the clearings and she paused at the edge, lifting her head to scent the air here and to look over grasses to see if this was where the deer were hiding today. Didn't seem like it, unless they were crouched and hiding. With that decided, she started forward into the small meadow, intending to cross to the other side and continue on.
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A white figure had also entered the clearing. A wolf. Huh. A point in his favor was his size. Being physically impressive did always get her attention. Point against him was the fact he appeared to have been pretty badly wounded at some point. How unfortunate that he wasn't skilled enough at fighting to keep himself from being marred. Sure, it wasn't as big of a deduction as it would have been if it was an obvious birth defect or something. Look, it's Arbiter, if she didn't make some snap judgements, that wouldn't be her name.

Her ears had pricked forward with interest, which was as about as friendly as she possibly could look while still being her stoic self. A slight tip of her head, inquisitive. She'd started walking again, but after the first few steps she shifted to take a couple of more purposely slowed steps, pausing with one foot up. All of this was sort of an expression of curiosity or interest. She didn't call out because the distance was still big enough that it was awkward to do so -- and she certainly wasn't desperate or anything -- but her body language should be enough to get the point across. And well, if he ignored her then he could just consider him nixed because she definitely could find someone better if she tried.
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Perhaps it was ironic that Arbiter was the one finding it kind of annoying that the guy seemed a bit moody. She wasn't a stranger to the subtle changes in expression -- that was the level she generally operated on. She wasn't annoying, she was sure -- unless maybe she was talking to one of those goody-goody overly happy sorts, then she was master party crasher. Perhaps his irritation at nothing was why something ate half his face, she'd believe a certain family member would be quite happy to do so... There were reasons she left, and not all of them were for her own advancement.

She kept her distance, more for her own comfort than his regardless of how he warned -- close enough to hold a conversation was fine. She peered at him, analytical, curious as always. “Are you a local to somewhere near these parts? In any sense of the term.” It was the swiftest way to get part way to the questions she might have, and nix a few stupid ones. At least from what she could tell he didn't come dragging along a pack's worth of scents, but she also wasn't coming right up and stuffing her nose in his fur or something to find out the details. She didn't care if he answered if he'd been born here, or just was living in the mountains, big or small definition of local...
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