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NEW CDOS - 01.15.2018 We are pleased to announce that Kiri, Eclipse, and Nova are the new additions to the CDO Team! THEMES - 01.15.2018 Due to the disband of Borogrove, the theme "Borogrove" has been removed due to the agreeance by the original creator. Thank you for understanding. NEW MODS - 01.10.2018 We are pleased to announce that Lexi, Scratch, and Shortyhooz are the new additions to the Moderation Team! HAPPY NEW YEAR - 01.03.2018 Happy New Year, IDS! OPEN APPS - 12.22.2017 Moderator Nominations are now open until December 28th. Please check out the thread here if you're interested in nominating yourself or someone else! OPEN APPS - 12.06.2017 Character Directory Applications are now open until December 27th. Please check out the thread here if you're interested in applying! UPDATE - 12.04.2017 We have a new topbar code. If anything is broken, let Uri know!
ALSO, there is a new Bacchus pack theme! Go check it out and please let Uri know if there are any weird colours. UPDATES - 11.26.2017 There are two new pack themes: Borogrove and Elysium! Go check them out.
By request, we've added the following prefix for threads relating to the optional rabies plit: RABIES X PREFIX ADDED - 11.13.2017 By request, we've added the following thread prefixes for IC boards: Mandatory, Rank Recruitment, and Activity Check. We are also going to rearrange the news and reach pack of the month tab soon, hang tight for experiments.

PACK NEWS - 01.19.2018 Ren and Vixxie have joined the alpha team of Death Valley, playing Indra and Khensa. Saboro's new alphas are Gothy and Kiri playing Sincate and Grey. BACCHUS NEWS - 01.03.2018 A hot springs has sprung up in Bacchus territory, leading to a party to celebrate both the new year and the new landmark. REACH NEWS - 12.20.2017 Rome has disbanded.
Due to this, Elysium is our new Reach Pack of the Month from now through January! REACH NEWS - 12.08.2017 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Soleil.
Rome is our new Reach Pack of the Month! NARDIR NEWS - 11.13.2017 Nardir has begun exploring a newfound underground cave system, the tendrils. GEMINI NEWS - 11.08.2017 Gemini has two interpack plots going on right now, the Winter Solstice and a party with Inaria and Alteron. BOROGROVE NEWS - 11.06.2017 Borogrove has expanded their territory and conquered the Northern Mangroves. REACH NEWS - 11.03.2017 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Elysium.
Bacchus is our new Reach Pack of the Month! SABORO NEWS - 11.01.2017 Kujo is playing a new alpha of Saboro, Nero.
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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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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, Lexi Guardian, Kookamunga 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
Elysium is a multi-faceted group, led by four rotating alphas who consider themselves gods of the seasons. Each season pertains to a certain skill set or specialty, and so each member must choose which leader they choose to affiliate with. The leading deities claims a quadrant of caverns for their followers, each as unique as the seasons, themselves. But who will join them as they uncover these hidden wonders and unimaginable creatures?
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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.
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Renegade
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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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Elysium
A multi-faceted pack, hidden in underground splendor, dedicated to the seasonal deities of Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. With rotating leadership, the gods oversee the ranks which pay their philosophies great measure, though each acknowledges their dependence on each other. Elysium focuses on balance, dedication, and invites all who are willing to hone in their specialties for survival.
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Alteron
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.
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Daddy Dear [Crow]
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Death Valley
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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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