THE WOLVES DEN | SUBPLOT INFORMATION Feb 7, 2021 14:57:19 GMT
Post by Hadley -- ✯ on Feb 7, 2021 14:57:19 GMT
[attr="class","theplot"]THE WOLVES DENEstablished 1627
Originally, members of the wolves den were known as Viking Beserkers, wolfskins, and wolf-heathens. These fierce warriors were known for their unique rage and bloodlust while operating as a brotherhood beneath a single master. As society evolved the need for the group eventually diminished into what would later become known as the fearsome guild remaining behind in Iceland.
"… such berserkers as were called wolf-heathens; they had wolf-coverings as mail… and iron didn’t bite them; one of them… started roaring and bit the edge of his shield… and growled viciously”. -- Grette’s Saga
The Wolves Den is a criminal guild based on the lesser known arts of both magical and muggle worlds alike. The recent story began in the summer of 1627 when star-crossed lovers of warring families brought their love to fulfillment upon the open seas. Jökull Skallagrimson of Iceland, ancestor to the surviving modern day Montilyet family lay his land and life on the line for his wayward lover upon the distant white shores of Italy, Rosa Vellanoweth. Together the two brought about the best and the worst methods of piracy in the known world. Yet they, as all do, faded into the memory of recent history. The legacy of the two great names is carried on through the organization and the pair's surviving heirs. The group's methods have evolved but not their ideals. They specialize in modern day martial arts as well as muggle technologies and methodologies. They keep a safe haven for their members upon the lands they yet own in Italy and Hveragerði, Iceland. The groups has a traditional uniform that isn't required for all contracts, complete with rough leather and steel buckles implementing designs of the past with a modern look. Upon acceptance each member is gifted a hooded cloak with a signature wolves brooch along with a ceremonial dagger with the wolf etching upon the hilt. Men wear the traditional face guard while some women opt for a lace mask simply about the eyes.
Training is provided for new members as well as a safe place to lay your head at night. Any criminal skill is welcome within the ranks! Remember the wolves are a bunch of criminals but they're also a brotherhood. Any disrespecting of fellow wolves will be considered a direct violation of their code and you may find yourself ousted as a response. That isn't to say there can't be rivalries or such of the like just no murder or attacks of one another when on wolf grounds. Whatever enemies you make outside of the group should be forgotten once you become brothers in arms. They operate as a family and as such will always have the backs of the other. The Overseer does not rule individual choice but their word is considered law to the wolves and it would be considered an act of severe disrespect to go against their wishes as the surviving heir(s) of the group's founders. Anyone found breaking the basic codes of the brotherhood will be made an example of in accordance to the severity of their crime. The wolves are self serving and as such don't typically associate with the "good" side or "bad" side. They hand out contracts of all levels though they respect a person's right to refuse certain contracts without prejudice. They are, after all, a family. They are a safe harbor for the typical smuggler or even the most questionable of assassins.