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THEMES - 07.22.2018 There is a new theme available on the forum: Tortuga! By Akante. Give her a shout if there are any issues. HEIGHT APPS - 07.01.2018 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of July! THEMES - 06.26.2018 There is a new theme available on the forum: Inaria! By Arkyls. Give her a shout if there are any issues. HEIGHT APPS - 04.11.2018 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of April! NEW CHAT MODS - 04.10.2018 We are pleased to announce that Akante and Horsefeathers are our first Discord Chat Mods! NEW CDOS - 01.15.2018 We are pleased to announce that Kiri, Eclipse, and Nova are the new additions to the CDO Team!

REACH NEWS - 08.12.2018 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Arcana REACH NEWS - 08.01.2018 Ayris is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 07.01.2018 Tortuga is our new Reach Pack of the Month! ALTERON NEWS - 06.21.2018 Alteron has new alphas! Cocytus, played by Huckle, Telana played by Waka, and Falco played by Corvo. REACH NEWS - 06.08.2018 Tortuga has an IC-Looting Event going on! Click here for more information: The Looters REACH NEWS - 06.06.2018 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Ayris NARDIR NEWS - 06.06.2018 Mercury, played by EhwazAzi, has led Nardir back to its ancestral home.
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Hello!

In Dire Straits (PG-13) is a semi-realistic, open plot, multi-species/wolf focused RPG with some fantasy elements. Since 2005, our close-knit community of artists and writers have been weaving stories together without pause. Horror, heartache, love, humor, sorrow, hope— you'll find it all, and we're always eager for more authors to pen their adventures through our world.

As a community that values member contribution and creativity, we encourage world development and new concepts. Do you want to make your own pack? Do you have a new idea for a neutral territory? Pitch it to us! Make your own mark! The world is different because you're here!

We have no post length requirements, and activity is only monitored on an individual pack basis. Overall we have a lenient outlook that allows members to RP at their own pace. We're here to RP colorful wolves, and we try not to take ourselves too seriously.

Open the first page of your first story. It'll be a good one.

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Nardir banner by Arkyls

Click here for more information about our playable world

Long ago, amidst an environmental catastrophe, wolves, sabres, lions, foxes, and dogs sent scouts to find a new home for their people. They discovered an ice bridge, and across the bridge was the Dire Strait, separating two pristine land masses. They forced the native inhabitants-- massive Fringe Dire Wolves and bizarre Hellbeasts-- to bend or perish. Humans came, fell, and deserted their ruins, leaving only pieces of their cultures behind. When the bridge melted, the animals remained, and over time this distant history was forgotten.

Our first chapter begins now, many years later. The strait's descendants rise up to claim the world as theirs, submerging themselves into a torrent of conflict and uncertainty. Their stories have different motivations—to love, to fight, to thrive, to build, to learn, to rule—but one instinct drives them above all: to survive.

IDS exists in a deliberately ambiguous era, comprised of an oddball mixture between the ice age, the bronze age, and the dark age. An unstable climate causes rapid and dramatic geological shifts, allowing both flexible terrain as well as entirely invented species (plant and animal), but the physics and underlying science should be familiar. Beyond the Fringe and over the Chasm exists only an uncharted, mysterious and foreign realm said to give birth to an impossible array of beasts and monsters... some truly beyond the imagination. It's safer to stay on this side.

We do not restrict character colors or markings, and all animals existing past 10,000 BC are available for creation— with some extra, forum created species. It's a big, strange world, ripe for exploring.

Click here for more information about our staff and what they do
Hover over the icons to see their names, or click on them to go to their profiles.


Host Administrator
Host Administrator, Brent


Guardians
Guardian, Arkyls Guardian, Kay Guardian, Puffin Guardian, River Guardian, Scratch Guardian, ShortyHooz Guardian, Uri


Admin Assistants
Admin Assistant, Witch Admin Assistant, Adiemus


Tech Assistant
Tech Assistant, Uri


Reach Organizers
Reach Organizer, Scratch Reach Organizer, Vana


Character Directory Organizers
Character Directory Organizer, Gothy Character Directory Organizer, Blackrabbit Character Directory Organizer, Frost Character Directory Organizer, Kiri Character Directory Organizer, Nova Character Directory Organizer, Eclipse


Advertiser Extraordinaires
Advertiser Extraordinaire, Witch Advertiser Extraordinaire, Vixxie
High in the mountainous Fringe that borders the western direlands, the rangers of Ayris are often the first faces one sees when crossing the mountains. This pack of dogs is equal parts elusive and dauntless, friend to many a weary traveler despite their mistrust of wolves. They deal in intelligence and trade, and though their outposts welcome visitors of all kinds, no outsider has ever seen the settlement they call home. Underestimate these tenacious dogs at your own peril.
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A multitude of areas free of pack rules and regulations, these are places where all manner of creatures can roam freely and interact in our playable world. Consent board.
Homeward Bound
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Homeward Bound
Yesterday, 09:01:54 PM by Khensa
The Reach
Between the Straits' neutral areas and established territories exists lawless land - colloquially known as the Reach - ripe for claim. Different hierarchies and cultures rise and fall in their desperate scramble to carve out their own niches. Pack creation begins here.
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Brace! [Acceptance]
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Ayris
Rangers of the fringe, the dogs of Ayris carved their way of life out of the mountains with bold tenacity. Their outposts stretch all along the mountains that border the western Strait, maintained by dogs in equal parts elusive and dauntless.

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he died there with honor ...
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he died there with honor ...
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The great, dark, dense forest of Alteron flourishes inside a thick cloud of fog. Wolves of the floating isle, with its protective waters, dwell within a kingdom of power granted to the select few; the class that reigns over the bottom rungs of Alteron's society with complete control.
foolish
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Serious knocking for fun ...
August 10, 2018, 10:51:40 AM
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Serious knocking for fun ...
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Death Valley (1 user browsing)
A land comprised of sandstone, cavernous cliff sides, and a series of tar pits is encircled by a thick forest maze and inhabited by the fanatical wolves of Oukoku-Kai.
foolish
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Shadowkin [Kristoff]
August 09, 2018, 01:32:34 PM
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Shadowkin [Kristoff]
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Gemini (4 users browsing)
At the end of the world lies a pack flush against the sea. A stronghold where old stories are revisited and rewritten, these windy cliffs hide opportunities and dark secrets.
foolish
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Starstruck [Brielle]
August 12, 2018, 09:26:19 PM
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Starstruck [Brielle]
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Inaria, the land of the fabled purple-flowering trees, lies nestled between the rolling hills to the north, the roaring mountains to the south, and the vast blue sea along its eastern coast.
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Wheat and wildflowers
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Nardir
These rolling meadows and lush forests provide a life of peace and prosperity for all who live within, blessed by the silvery light of Mother Moon.
foolish
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Oraculi Isle

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Saboro
A pack that seeks only survival by any means necessary, scraping an existence in the depths of a boreal taiga; the strong are branded with the red tattoo, Saboro's insignia.
foolish
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Flights of Fancy [open]
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