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

Learn more in our Guidebook!

every winter that ever came has ended

Late Evening Drizzle/Rain 55° F
The matriarch wove through the wooded foothills of Empyrean, nose working as she sussed out some odd thing that in spirit must be related to the honey badger. It was a tenacious thing, and Hydra jogged after it with a smarting muzzle. It had gotten a good scratch in, but nothing that would scar. Still, she bled from the lesser thing, and though Hydra knew she could not go through all battles in life unscathed, that this rodent had caught her unawares more so hurt her pride. That it had gone through the nearest creek was to its benefit.

It would pay with its life, she had determined. But it was a slippery bastard, that much she would give him. And for all her time here, she did not know it so well as she knew Moonspear. By the time she was grey and old she would, and she felt a pang of envy for her children that would not know that place… but at least they would know this one.

Hydra honed in on the critter, now pushing her pace that they had broken into a clearing. Not even the rain in her eyes deterred her. Soon it was in her grasp, and she shook it until it was limp. It would rob their caches no more, and with a waving tail she determined she would bring this prize to @Scorpius… that was, if he could win it from her.

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He took to patrolling this rainy day... or at least, he took to the guise of that task. He roved about the edge between the pack and the borderlands until he found himself still very alone and very soaked. One of these things hardly bothered him; he was a wolf for pity's sake, and any wolf could handle a bit of rain, or a bit of a downpour! But he was a wolf, for pity's sake, and from the moment he'd learned this world belonged to others who were also wolves, for pity's sake, he'd lived up to that name of "social animal".

So while he took to patrolling in every visible sense of the world, what he really wanted was to find someone else to pass the day with...

... and lucky for him, mom would do the trick!

"Hey, mom!" he hurried down the sloping mountainside, careful not to wipe himself out on the mud. His gaze caught on the thing in her jaws, "what'cha got there?" he eased into a stretch, then pulled himself up to lengthen the muscles in his back legs. "That thing looks killer."
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