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!

‘passion’ and ‘passive’ share the same root in the latin word for ‘suffering'

08-04-2022, 12:56 AM

the three tines had long set put for their journey, rohesia's throat was lodged with choler at what she thought was, for lack of a better word, a fleeting infatuation with the glory of adventure when really she wanted to indulge in it too. rohesia let her mother know she was leaving the forest only for the day, and wondered absently if she missed her at all. maybe the way she missed blockbuster stores but accepted it with time, or ghost of an item on her desk but resigned to just buy another pen. she moved in whatever pockets of darkness she could see in fear of something spotting her. as anselm kiefer would say, there was no such thing as an innocent landscape.

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08-05-2022, 12:27 PM
 Up till now Rafferty hadn't put stock in religion. Weaned on brutal pragmatism, the youth put stock in what he could sense. But he could not deny a bitter feeling of divine intervention, a liquid cold worry that his yearning for escape had thrust him into another world. A trickster god answering a prayer. 

 He walked with a swinging head, scoping with his single eye. In the distance, he tracked a haze of sienna, a rust-colored, bobbing shadow. With a resounding lack of anything better to do, he followed the creature into the copse of trees.

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08-05-2022, 08:18 PM

treading through the copse, rohesia was piqued by a colorful sunlit clearing with flowers she hadn't seen before and some she was vaguely familiar with. in the middle, there were the crumbling walls of a small hut, moss poking through the creases of cobblestone and rotting wood littered with miscellaneous mushrooms. she approached cautiously, as the structure somehow reminded her of the stone throne she admired back in elkshire. sighing with a sad air hung over head, she pawed a loose stone unaware of who was near.

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08-08-2022, 12:37 PM
 When he pushed through to the clearing he saw the creature clearly - another wolf. Rafferty tipped his muzzle up, nose twitching as he scented the air. She didn't seem to notice him, and he watched her for a while, pawing at the remnants of some hulking, ruined structure. 

 At last, he stepped forward, deliberate as he crunched a twig beneath his paw. “Hey.”

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08-11-2022, 07:30 PM (This post was last modified: 08-19-2022, 05:20 PM by Rohesia. Edited 1 time in total.)
the columbine whipped her head around, chagrined now that she was caught off-guard and totally surprised by the character who'd entered stage left. he was the first stranger she'd met, not counting her supposed father who'd she met, or rather smelt, only once. he was an accidentally aesthetic object, from his voice and colors, who persisted in her memory as maral's markings in slight.
  here he was, a boy who was close to her age and not one of her brothers, greeting her. what was she supposed to do again? she surveyed what a woman's image should be in her head: avoid the misusage of language, watch yourself being looked at, and ... she forgets."hello."

  she had shaken herself from her dumbfoundedness suddenly realizing the situation and who he was, someone she didn't know. well, it was okay, right? he'd revealed himself with no intentions that should prompt her tread with caution, so what harm could jostling a seemingly abandoned beehive do? "do you haunt girls all the time as a hobby?"
  and would he sting her or offer honeycombs from his pockets? it was uncharacteristic of her and dangerous, and maybe she liked that it was because she was being given someone's attention.

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08-22-2022, 04:23 PM
 “Only the ones who don't notice they're being followed.” He tutted in return, single eye flaring a little. 

 This one had a mouth just like someone else he knew. Rafferty shook out his fur, deep chocolate pelt too thick for the sweltering season. 

 It had been Winter in his homeland, and his coat had not yet caught up with the rapid change of temperature, though it had been weeks. Weeks of falling asleep and waking in the very same dream. 

 “You from around here?”

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08-23-2022, 04:36 PM
 she could feel herself press against the tilted stone as jack the ripper paid his riposte. "good for you," she muttered under her breath, off-kilter. not so much because of what he said, but sunken pit where his eye should have been.

 if need be, if she needed to take advantage of the tercel's impediment to escape, she pasted it onto him like a footnote. "yeah, but i'm not so sure you wouldn't come to my home and kill me."

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08-30-2022, 04:18 PM
 Rafferty scoffed, the sound crescendoing to a barking laugh. “Are you always this paranoid?”

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09-03-2022, 03:23 PM
 it was an art, she guessed, to drop in on someone and muscle the air apart with such an exaggerated confidence it tricked the other person into thinking they faltered. "fine. i live near a red wisteria forest, you'll know when you start seeing elk herds. and for the record, i could totally take you anyway."

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09-05-2022, 07:25 PM
 “Hm.” A rolling rumble of thought.

 “Maybe one day you will.” Turning around, the teen laughed again, muzzle tipped so the sound carried over his shoulders, leaving the she-wolf to her bluffs and worries.

exit Raf!

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