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However, a story starts to spread through the forests and field about someone named Oren, who has made a sanctuary for the “prey” animals. Here, they don’t need to spend every breath wondering if it’s the last. They say that Oren tamed the very sun to keep his people safe from hunters.
That’s all well and good for the rabbits and squirrels of the world. However, Rask and Quanaq are pine martens—they eat flesh, but they are small enough to be considered a meal for the wolves, bears and gluttons. Their lives are also spent in the shadow of fear, but also they want more than that.
They’ve begun their journey to the lake where it’s said the sanctuary lay, but whether they will find welcome or ruin waits to be seen…
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“What kind of animal is Rask and Quanaq?”
“Why not eat the birds?”
In the anthropomorphic worlds I like to build, a wolf is still a wolf, otherwise I guess I’d just write about humans. In the stories I write, I like the idea of applying animal nature to allegory.
Wolves, wolverines, bears, cougars, etc, are all wholly separate species from their prey, much like a human is to a pig, or a whale, or an elk. It’s safe to assume that in the world of Oren’s Forge, a wolf doesn’t take the time to talk to her food. Maybe she doesn’t even speak the same language.
Back to birds— corvids (ravens, crows, jays, etc) are very intelligent. They’re also avian, which is to say, not a mammal. In this world, avians stayed the course and stuck to their wings, though that didn’t stop some of them from working in conjunction with other animals for mutual benefit. Such as the wolves and ravens in the Oren’s Forge, which is similar to the natural behavior of corvids and wolves.
I imagine given the chance, a wolf of this world would gladly eat a pigeon, but probably not the bird that leads him to a nearly incapacitated bison.
(I should note that there is nothing so far suggesting that in the world of Oren’s Forge, ravens don’t have the capacity to communicate!)
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