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    You guys asked for it. This is the Alpha of my quest's Sept at the time of his first change. I wanted to focus on the disconnect humans have from Gaia in this one.

    I also hope I have all the football stats right. I know nothing about Football and had to look up some high school players.


    Franklin Kirk. Eighteen years old. Starting Quarterback for the Kirkville Raiders. 5614 Passing Yards and four Hundred Completions this year alone. Future Florida State Seminole with a full ride Football Scholarship. Frank knew who he was. Where he was going. What he was going to do when he got there. But Caroline changed all that with one sentence.

    “I’m Pregnant.” She told him. And Frank’s future became less certain.

    Frank shifted gears in his 1964 Cherry Red Ford Mustang as he drove the endless Texas country roads. He had no clue where he was heading, both on the road and in his life. He didn’t know if Caroline was going to keep the baby. She asked him to say something, but what could he say? He felt trapped. He couldn’t talk to her right now. He had to get out. He had to drive.

    Frank had wore the Red and Whites of the Kirksville Raiders for four years. Three of them as Quarterback. To be honest, he’d rather have been be a Running back. To take the ball and strive for the end zone. Those moments, when all his teammates were unavailable, and he could run the ball, those moments he’d live for. Yet Frank wasn’t a spotlight hog. He was a good team player. As quarterback, Frank relied on his team and threw the ball most of the time. He had good judgement, the coach said. The ability to scan the field and decide the best course of action made him a top ranked quarterback.

    The empty road stretched out before him. The rising full moon illuminated the white reflectors beyond the Classic Mustang’s headlights. Frank received many scholarship offers. Colleges sent recruiters and flew Frank in for campus visits. Franklin Kirk may be the first Raider to actually go all the way to the NFL.

    Yes, there was the annoying snag; Frank’s Kinfetch hadn’t abandoned him yet. The old raggedy raven still haunted his every step. “They televise Seminoles Games. What if he goes through his first change on national TV?” Grandpa Grief asked. Frank knew Grandpa Grief still hoped Frank would become Garou and join the Sept. The old Garou had that hope for all the kids in Kirksville.

    But Frank knew his family would let him go. Football was as much of a religion in Kirksville as Gaia. To Frank, Football was more real than Gaia. Football he could see, touch, and feel. Garou, Gaia, the war for the soul of the world. This was dinner talk for adults. It had little or nothing to do with Frank’s life.

    But now, with Caroline’s news, Frank’s whole future was thrown into chaos. Could he even go to FSU now? He was going to be someone’s father. And for the first time in his life, Frank was going to be responsible for something -for someone- outside of the football field.

    Headlights distracted Frank from his troubling thoughts. It wasn’t until it was too late Frank realized the headlights were on his side of the road. An old pickup truck swerved into his lane. Frank flew through the windshield as his Mustang crashed into the old truck. He soared through the air.

    And when he landed, Frank wasn’t quite human anymore.

    A raven cawed and took flight. Frank’s claws dug into the tar of the road as he changed. He tore through the truck door, like it was paper. He ripped the drunken fool out. Blood. Flesh. Rend. There wasn’t much left of the drunk after Frank was through with him.

    Unspent rage sung though Frank’s veins. He lifted his muzzle to the full moon and howled. Frank knew who he was now. Silver moonlight burned away his doubts and fears.

    Frank took off, leaving the wreck of his car and his old purposeless life behind.
    Last edited by wonderandawe; 02-08-2017, 07:20 PM.


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  • #2
    ((I feel like I need the flesh out the Metis one. To try and give the breed a fair PoV))


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    • #3
      Just my opinion , and I aint nobody special but If I was an adult member of the garou I wouldn't be speaking casually about garou matters/cosmology around youngsters , whether they were kinfolk or not .

      Youngsters can NOT keep their mouths shut in my RL experience.

      Especially maladjusted ones or at-risk teens.... They let shit slip unintentionally all the time (just as much as intentionally).

      Also they let shit slip whether their "thing" is viewed as "cool" or "not cool"

      The only times I would be cool with that is if it was some generations old isolated SF kinfolk town where they have their own "private schools" on the premises of their land(s) and don't let them mix with regular people.

      Just me, not talking shit or nothing, cause your a good writer when it comes down to it.

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      • #4
        I decided I wanted to have Garou and Gaia be more well know in Kirksville for two reasons:

        1. I want to play with Small Town Secrets in my quest. Kids who have a Garou as a parent know more about Gaia than the rest of the kin children. Kin children are raised from a young age not to spout off about Gaia to strangers. If secrets are deeply embedded in the culture, then a child is not going to tell anyone their family secrets.

        2. As a writer, I want to practice explaining a world to someone with no clue about the setting. While in one way, it makes no sense for a Garou to be spouting off about Gaia to his kid, he's going to do it because parents like to talk to their kids about what they do. And I need an excuse to explain Tribes, Auspices, and the like to the reader.


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        • #5
          Have you seen the show on WGN called outsiders?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WISDOMINCHAINS View Post
            Have you seen the show on WGN called outsiders?

            No. I just looked it up on Wikipedia and am thinking maybe my little town isn't World of Darkness enough. Locking someone in a cage for leaving? That's harsh.


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            • #7
              Season two should be starting , but All I oculd think about the whole time was " This is GoF or Fianna kin"

              Its hyper violent and I think really well acted and put together. The people have their own spiritual belief system and laws and they are constantly in danger when they go to town because " the people form the mountain" are fucked up!

              I mean they have duels , moots, shamans , arranged mariages , a pseudo "mountain king" etc.. they just happen to be white peeps which I thought was bad ass.

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              • #8
                They even have a system for "ronin" in the show

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by WISDOMINCHAINS View Post
                  Season two should be starting , but All I oculd think about the whole time was " This is GoF or Fianna kin"

                  Its hyper violent and I think really well acted and put together. The people have their own spiritual belief system and laws and they are constantly in danger when they go to town because " the people form the mountain" are fucked up!

                  That is pretty much how I am going to run Kirksville. The people who live in the surrounding towns don't like/trust people from Kirksville. A few high school won't play at Kirksville anymore because the fans of the visiting team often get jumped by kids from Kirksville High. And this is just the Kin! None of these people have met any of the Garou.

                  I'm probably not going to have people get locked up in a cage for leaving. If your kinfetch is gone and you know to keep your mouth shut, you can leave town. Most kin come back because they feel safer in Kirksville than in the outside world.


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                  • #10
                    WHAT KIND OF PUNISHMENT WOULD THEY DOLE OUT TO KINFOLK (PROBABLY A YOUNGSTER) WHO GOT A LITTLE DRUNK AND STARTED SPILLING THE BEANS? (sonofabitch why don't I stop hitting caps)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by WISDOMINCHAINS View Post
                      WHAT KIND OF PUNISHMENT WOULD THEY DOLE OUT TO KINFOLK (PROBABLY A YOUNGSTER) WHO GOT A LITTLE DRUNK AND STARTED SPILLING THE BEANS? (sonofabitch why don't I stop hitting caps)

                      If the Kin was still in town, then first time, they'd get a talking to by the other kin. Second time, they may get the shit beaten out of them by the kin. Third time, one of the more "understanding" Garou may sit them down and impress upon the kin the danger of what they are doing. That Garou goes back to the rest of the Sept and gives their opinion on the kin's ability to keep their mouth shut.

                      Because one way or another, there isn't a fourth time. The Garou are at war here. Can't let the support staff spout of secrets.

                      I am also using the Dresden Files PoV of "Most people don't believe in the Supernatural because the Supernatural doesn't exist." If a kin is spouting off stuff about werewolves while drunk, most people are going to ignore him and think he is crazy.

                      Outside of town? Well, no one's talked yet. Might be a good potential plot point.... Hmm....


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                      • #12
                        Have the loose lipped kin invite the person they spilled the beans too into the kinfolk town...then have the one who spilled the beans murder em and dispose of the body.......(sorry Im terrible)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by WISDOMINCHAINS View Post
                          Have the loose lipped kin invite the person they spilled the beans too into the kinfolk town...then have the one who spilled the beans murder em and dispose of the body.......(sorry Im terrible)

                          If the person they split the beans to is really a danger, the Glasswalkers in town would deal with it personally. To make sure it's taken care of. Can't risk the Kinfolk having a crisis of faith or some shit.


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                          • #14
                            I forgot what book it was in , but in the back it was a debate between two GW packmates about what to do with a kinfolk dad....I wanna say it was the players guide. That was some of the most thought provoking stuff I ever read, and really changed my views of the Garou and how serious their war is.

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                            • #15
                              There was a story in one of the nWOD vampire books that really set in my mind Vampire Politics. This one vampires spends years trying to acquire a book from this elder. He tries to rob the elder in many ways and finally gathers enough power to bargain with the elder directly to acquire the book. The Elder, book in hand, asks why the younger vampire when to all this trouble for the book. The younger vampire tells his story. The book is the last connection he has with his wife. He wants to use the book to reconnect with his wife. The younger vampire holds his hands out for the book...

                              ... and the older vampire pulls it back. "The price has just gone up."


                              One of the themes I want to explore with my quest is the connect between Kinfolk and Garou. Yes, it is a risk letting a non-Garou inside and telling them all of their secrets. Garou desperately need their kin, more than they realize.


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