Wolves (canis lupus) thrive in Crystal Prism. While there are no obvious physiological differences to "real life" wolves in most cases, there are a variety of sub-species including the galiugalius found in Moonfire. It is extremely rare for wolves not to appear in any given location. Non-galiugalius wolves are also known as sandalius, especially to their galiugalius counterparts.
Breeds or Subspecies Edit
Gray Wolf Edit
Gray or timber wolves are the most common species in Crystal Prism. This classification includes the wolves of Aufaniae and the North American wolves seen in The Windwater Pack.
Honshū and Hokkaidō Edit
Also known as the Japanese wolf, both subspecies are now extinct except for their galiugalius subspecies. These wolves appear technically in The Pokémon Warriors.
Also called "wolf shifters", galiugalius may be any known wolf subspecies. Most hide in plain sight as well as they can, but due the punishment the Creator placed on them, they cannot remove all traces of their true forms. A galiugalius's hair will always match his or her fur, and eye color never changes. Their default human form's clothes also mimic their pelts.
Aging and Physical Changes Edit
Wolves age faster than humans, and for reference this list and chart are provided.
WOLF'S AGE = HUMAN AGE
6 weeks - 3 months = 5-10 years
3-6 months = 11-16 years
1-4 years = 18-29 years
5-9 years = 30-40 years
10-18 years = 50-60 years
The customs and beliefs of wolves are usually universal regardless of location and subspecies.
Spiritual Beliefs Edit
"The Creator made each to fill it's role. It's when we step outside what he made us for that problems come. Never let the Destroyer tell you that you should be more than you are. That you deserve more than what you've been given.You were given the skills to get what's yours."Like most non-humans in Crystal Prism, wolves believe in the Creator and the Destroyer. They believe in an afterlife, a paradise where hunting is easy and there is no fighting. The path to this place is known as the Star Road. Wolves also believe in three kinds of spirit wolves:
Spirit Watchers are essentially the guardian spirit guide of each wolf pack. Similar to the belief that the first person buried in a cemetery would have to guard it from evil, often the first adult pack member to die is presumed to become that pack’s Spirit Watcher. These wolves refrain from running the Star Road in order to look after the pack. But whenever a pack member dies, he or she has the choice to replace of the current one so they may rest at last.
Star Road Runners are individual guides; they are usual family members that guard and guide a living relative. Often the Star Road Runner is so close to the living wolf that they cannot abandon them, and so chooses to stay and watch over their relative until they can depart together.
The Spirit of the Wolf is a soldier and messenger of the Creator. Her name is Seeonee, which means “peaceful warrior”. She is a pure white wolf, but all mammals save humans are hers to protect and guide.
All spirit wolves have some things in common. They leave no scent whenever they appear, which often throws the wolf or wolves they visit. They can appear either transparent or solid depending on the situation. The most well-known trait, however, is a habit to almost talk in riddles. A spirit wolf usually only tells you what they feel you need to know, then vanishes before you can ask questions. Seeonee is the worst at this, as everything she says is in rhyme, making her messages all the harder to comprehend.
Wolves speak two main languages, their own and common speech. They are capable of learning to comprehend other languages, and galiugalius often speak whatever the local human language is. Zephyr even learned to read English.
Naming Customs Edit
Wolves will usually name a pup for traits they express, such as Tree Whispers for a soft-spoken female, or for their place of birth as with Moonriver. Some packs will not name a pup until it has passed its first winter, while others name them the day they emerge from the den. They also often pass names down, though it is rare for two pack members to bear the same name in their lifetime. Sometimes, due to ties either humans, dragons, or both, some names are obvious hand-me-downs, such as Nicodemus.
Wolves can mix with other canines. Galiugalius sometimes mate with humans. Both have mixed with dragons, though how that works is very much a mystery. Some wolves view the product of such mixed breedings with disgust, others treat them much as they would members of their non-wolf parent's species, while still others treat them the same as other wolves.
- The word for wolf in most Aufaniae languages translates to "golden eyes" or "yellow eyes".
- Cutler's love of wolves is usually traced back to kindergarten and the "wolf" she saw behind the school building. Its also possible it began when her father explained the origins of dogs. Whatever the reason or source, wolves are one of her major fascinations.
Some details of language were inspired by Jane Lindskold's Firekeeper novels.