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10.16.2017 - WE HAVE NEW MODS! We would like to welcome Kookamunga, Uri, Puffin and River to the team! We also would like to formally announce our Forum Assistants, Witch and Adiemus!
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10.15.2017 - We are looking for more Advertiser Mods. If you're interested, apply here. | Kotake is playing a new alpha of Inaria, Kashmir!
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10.13-14.2017 - The Rules, other rewrites, and the "About us" and "IDS World" tabs have been completed. The only thing left is the hellion guidelines, new forum map, and deviantArt group rehaul. We are officially finished enough to begin advertising on other forums. Whoo!
- The OOC sections on the .org are now closed. Only the RP sections will be reply only until Nov. 1st.
- Another new pack skin is completed, "Saboro." Check it out! If you find any off colours, poke Arkyls.
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10.10.2017 - Another new skin!!! Select "Arctic Ice" to see it. Like "Alteron", if you happen to find anything that looks weird or bright pink, let Gothy know. Don't forget to thank them, too!
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From ancient grasslands, decimated by fire, to the redwood forest, infested with crocs, this Pride overcomes all. Once a Pride of mighty warriors, the cats of Stoneclaw are proud of their heritage and seek to regain power in the Straits once more. They have stepped from the shadows of their ancestors to create a path for themselves and hope to guide future generations with nobility, loyalty, and determination. However, not all in the Pride is as it seems. Knowledge of the outside world is highly valued here, and the King will do most any favor... for a price.



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.


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, Kookamunga Guardian, Moons Guardian, Puffin Guardian, Ren Guardian, River Guardian, Sunblink Guardian, Uri


Admin Assistants
Admin Assistant, Witch Admin Assistant, Adiemus


Tech Assistant
Tech Assistant, Uri


Reach Organizers
Reach Organizer, Scratch Reach Organizer, Vana Reach Organizer, Teddy


Character Directory Organizers
Character Directory Organizer, Gothy Character Directory Organizer, BB Character Directory Organizer, Blackrabbit Character Directory Organizer, Frost


Advertiser Extraordinaires
Advertiser Extraordinaire, Witch Advertiser Extraordinaire, Beanie
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