History Literature / TheWolfChronicles

15th Apr '18 3:45:38 AM Dawnwing
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* SiblingRivalry: Unnan, Borlla, and Reel vs Ázzuen and Marra (and adopted sibling Kaala).

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* SiblingRivalry: Unnan, Borlla, and Reel vs Ázzuen and Marra (and adopted sibling Kaala).\
* SicklyChildGrewUpStrong: Ázzuen started off as one of the two runts of his litter; he was initially not named since he was not expected to survive, and had in fact given up on life when Kaala, as a smallpup, made him keep going. He later grew up to be much larger and stronger, the second most dominant pup after Kaala.
14th Apr '18 11:25:51 PM Dawnwing
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* AccidentalMurder: In the third book, [[spoiler:[=DavRian=] poisons some meat with gallin leaf in an attempt to kill the wolves, but instead the child [=JaliMin=] - used to being brought food by the wolves - eats it and is killed. This gives [=DavRian=] the idea to intentionally kill others and place the blame on the wolves.]]
* ActionPrologue: Book 2 opens with Kaala and her friends running from the Greatwolves for an initially unknown reason.

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* AccidentalMurder: In the third book, [[spoiler:[=DavRian=] poisons some meat with gallin leaf in an attempt to kill the wolves, but instead the child [=JaliMin=] - who was used to being brought food by the wolves - eats it and is killed. This gives [=DavRian=] the idea to intentionally kill others and place the blame on the wolves.]]
* ActionPrologue: Book 2 opens with Kaala and her friends running from the Greatwolves for an initially unknown unexplained reason.



** Torell's aurochs-hunting method - enraging them to the point that they stop thinking rationally and get clumsy - comes in handy later when [[spoiler:they use it against Greatwolves]].

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** Torell's aurochs-hunting method in the second book - enraging them to the point that they stop thinking rationally and get clumsy - comes in handy later when [[spoiler:they use it against Greatwolves]].



* DreamSpying: In the second book, [[spoiler:Kaala learns that she can do this with the help of Tlitoo. She does it to [=TaLi=], Ázzuen, Ruuqo, and attempts it with Kivdru.]]

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* DreamSpying: In the second book, [[spoiler:Kaala learns that she can do this with the help of Tlitoo. She does it to [=TaLi=], Ázzuen, and Ruuqo, and attempts it with Kivdru.]]


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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: The wolves laugh when Trevegg describes humans as "half-naked" compared to animals fully covered with fur.
26th Mar '18 11:13:26 PM Dawnwing
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* ActionPrologue: Book 2 opens with Kaala and her friends running from the Greatwolves for an unknown reason.
* AffectionateNickname: Kaala's pack and her ancestor Lydda occasionally call her "Kaala Smallteeth".

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* AccidentalMurder: In the third book, [[spoiler:[=DavRian=] poisons some meat with gallin leaf in an attempt to kill the wolves, but instead the child [=JaliMin=] - used to being brought food by the wolves - eats it and is killed. This gives [=DavRian=] the idea to intentionally kill others and place the blame on the wolves.]]
* ActionPrologue: Book 2 opens with Kaala and her friends running from the Greatwolves for an initially unknown reason.
* AffectionateNickname: Kaala's pack and her ancestor Lydda occasionally call her "Kaala Smallteeth".Smallteeth", and Tlitoo usually calls her "wolflet".



* AlternateAnimalAffection: Wolves tend to show affection to a mate by resting their head on the other's neck. They'll also exuberantly greet packmates, including their human companions, by licking them.
* AlternativeCalendar: Wolves measure time in moons instead of months, and winters instead of years. Interestingly they still use hours, including to describe distance (e.g. "a half hour's run away").

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* AlternateAnimalAffection: Wolves tend to show affection to a mate or family member by resting their head on the other's neck. They'll also exuberantly greet packmates, including their human companions, by licking them.
* AlternativeCalendar: Wolves measure time in moons instead of months, and winters instead of years. Interestingly they still use hours, including to describe distance hours and minutes (e.g. "a half hour's run away").away", "we'll be there for ten minutes").



* AsleepForDays: Kaala usually sleeps for a full day or two after [[spoiler:visiting the Inejalun, even if she was only there for a few moments. It is ''not'' a place for living wolves.]]

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* AsleepForDays: Kaala usually sleeps for a full day or two after [[spoiler:visiting visiting the Inejalun, even if she was only there for a few moments. It is ''not'' a place for living wolves.]]



* AxCrazy: [=DavRian=] eventually becomes this, [[spoiler:killing several people in the village of Kaar and then setting a fire that kills most of the remaining village, just so that he can blame the wolves.]]

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* AxCrazy: [=DavRian=] eventually becomes this, [[spoiler:killing several people in the village of Kaar and then setting a fire that kills most of the remaining village, just so that he can blame the wolves.wolves, [=TaLi=], and [=BreLan=].]]



* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Reel's]] death does this to Borlla. [[spoiler:Being kept as a slave by the Greatwolves breaks her further.]]

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* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Reel's]] death does this to Borlla. [[spoiler:Being kept as a slave by the Greatwolves Greatwolves, and thinking her family didn't try to find her, breaks her further.]]



* CallARabbitASmeerp: Wolfdogs are "streckwolves".

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* CallARabbitASmeerp: Wolfdogs Dogs/Wolfdogs are "streckwolves".



* ChekovsGun: The stampeding herd in the first book. [[spoiler:Earlier in the book, Kaala and the other pups accidentally cause the horses to stampede, and this results in Reel's death. Toward the end, in an effort to try and keep the humans and wolves from fighting during the elkryn hunt, she, Marra, and Ázzuen remember how unstoppable a stampede is and intentionally cause one.]]

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* ChekovsGun: ChekovsGun:
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The stampeding herd in the first book. [[spoiler:Earlier in the book, Kaala and the other pups accidentally cause the horses to stampede, and this results in Reel's death. Toward the end, in an effort to try and keep the humans and wolves from fighting during the elkryn hunt, she, Marra, and Ázzuen remember how unstoppable a stampede is and intentionally cause one.]]]]
** Torell's aurochs-hunting method - enraging them to the point that they stop thinking rationally and get clumsy - comes in handy later when [[spoiler:they use it against Greatwolves]].



* CrisisOfFaith: Essentially what's going on in the human village. Half still want to follow the old ways, half do not and believe they should no longer have krianans.

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* CrisisOfFaith: Essentially what's going on in the human village. Half still want to follow the old ways, half do not and believe they should no longer have krianans.krianans (or at least ones that don't care about the Balance).
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: In the third book, [[spoiler:Milsindra, Kivdru, and the other Greatwolves. They're literally torn to pieces by the ravens.]]



* DeadPersonConversation: Kaala's conversations with Lydda and Indru.

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* DeadPersonConversation: Kaala's conversations with Lydda and Indru.Indru, and also her and Neesa's discussions with the shadow wolf.



* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: In the third book, the deaths of [[spoiler:Milsindra and the rest of her group of Greatwolves. When the ravens are done with them, the narration mentions that all that's left of them is basically shreds of fur, blood, and scraps of flesh.]]



* FantasticNamingConvention: Both wolves and humans have name patterns. Normal wolves' names have a double letter in them - Kaala, Rissa, Trevegg, etc. Greatwolves' names end in -dru or -dra (Frandra, Zorindru, etc), as an homage to their ancestor, Indru. Humans have compound names such as [=TaLi=] and [=MikLan=]; the last half signifies their gender and which tribe they are from (for example, [=TaLi=]'s tribe is the Lin tribe, so all males have the ending "Lin" and all females have the ending "Li").
* FantasyPantheon: Sort of a combination of NatureSpirit[=/=]AnthropomorphicPersonification and TheLifestream: the wolves (and humans, at least the krianans) worship the Ancients - Sun, Moon, Earth, and Sky - who are said to have created all creatures as well as the Balance, which connects all living things. They are said in legends to have spoken to Indru.

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* FantasticNamingConvention: Both wolves and humans have name patterns. Normal wolves' names have a double letter in them - Kaala, Rissa, Trevegg, etc. Greatwolves' names end in -dru or -dra (Frandra, Zorindru, etc), as which according to WordOfGod is an homage to their ancestor, Indru. Humans have compound names such as [=TaLi=] and [=MikLan=]; the last half signifies their gender and which tribe they are from (for example, [=TaLi=]'s tribe is the Lin tribe, so all males have the ending "Lin" and all females have the ending "Li").
* FantasyPantheon: Sort of a combination of NatureSpirit[=/=]AnthropomorphicPersonification and TheLifestream: the wolves (and humans, at least the krianans) worship the Ancients - Sun, Moon, Earth, and Sky - who are said to have created all creatures as well as the Balance, which connects all living things. They are said in legends to have spoken to Indru.Indru, and as seen in ''The Atonement of Clendru'' they used to speak to the Greatwolves as well.



** Some of the wolf words include their names ("Kaala" means "Daughter of the Moon", her brother Triell was named for the dark of a moonless night and sisters Onna, Tannla, and Suuna were named for flowers, and "Ruuqo" means "second son"), ''romma'' (the mark of pack acceptance), ''ilshik'' ("wolf killer"), ''drelshik'' ("cursed wolf"), ''drelshan'' ("savior wolf"), ''streck'' (weak prey that you don't have to even breathe hard to catch), and ''greslin'' (the tastiest, best parts from a kill).

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** Some of the wolf words include their names ("Kaala" means "Daughter of the Moon", her brother Triell was named for the dark of a moonless night and sisters Onna, Tannla, and Suuna were named for flowers, and "Ruuqo" means "second son"), ''romma'' (the mark of pack acceptance), ''ilshik'' ("wolf killer"), ''drelshik'' ("cursed wolf"), ''drelshan'' ("savior wolf"), ''streck'' (weak prey that you don't have to doesn't even breathe hard to catch), fight for life), and ''greslin'' (the tastiest, best parts from a kill).



* FreakinessShame: Kaala feels this at times in the third book about her ability to [[spoiler:travel to the spirit world with Tlitoo]].
* FreudianTrio: Kaala/Ázzuen/Marra. Kaala is the Id, with her temper and impulsive behavior, Ázzuen is the Superego, often pointing out the problems with her ideas, and Marra is the Ego, the most levelheaded of the three.

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* ForgetsToEat: Borlla, after [[spoiler:Reel]]'s death.
* FreakinessShame: Kaala feels this at times in the third book about her ability to [[spoiler:travel travel to the spirit world with Tlitoo]].
Tlitoo.
* FreudianTrio: Kaala/Ázzuen/Marra. Kaala is the Id, with her temper and impulsive behavior, Ázzuen is the Superego, often pointing out the problems with her ideas, and Marra is the Ego, the most levelheaded of the three.balancing them out (especially when it comes to pack dynamics).



* HappilyAdopted: Kaala is treated like a daughter by Rissa. (Not so much by Ruuqo.)
* HealingHerb: [=TaLi=] often uses them.

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* HappilyAdopted: Kaala is treated like a daughter by her aunt Rissa. (Not so much by Ruuqo.)
* HealingHerb: [=TaLi=] often uses them.them, as she was trained to be a healer.



* HumansAreBastards: They frequently get too strong and try to control everything. The "paradox" between wolves and humans is that the wolves are drawn to the humans and want to be with them - and they must in order to fulfill the Promise - but that humans dislike the wolves' wild nature and often end up killing them eventually.

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* HumansAreBastards: They frequently get too strong and try to control everything. The "paradox" between wolves and humans is that the wolves are drawn to the humans and want to be with them - and they must in order to fulfill the Promise - but that humans dislike the wolves' wild nature and often end up killing them eventually.eventually out of fear.



* ICantFeelMyLegs: Said by Navdru when [[spoiler:Kaala brings him to the Inejalun]] in the third book, although it doesn't mean he's paralyzed, it's just a sign of [[spoiler:how the place sucks life out of the living wolves who travel there for extended periods.]]

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* ICantFeelMyLegs: Said by Navdru when [[spoiler:Kaala brings him to the Inejalun]] in the third book, although it doesn't mean he's paralyzed, it's just a sign of [[spoiler:how how the place sucks life out of the living wolves who travel there for extended periods.]]



* IdiotBall: One scene in the third book. [[spoiler:Okay, so we need to gain the humans' trust especially since [=DavRian=] is trying to convince them we're killers/supernatural/etc. Sounds like a perfect time to pretend we're ghosts! Never mind that [[TheSmartGuy Ázzuen]] is pointing out that that's the exact opposite of what we need and that he tends to be right about such things; it'll be ''fun'', and the humans will think that's ''hilarious!''.]]
* InformedAttribute: Minn is frequently referred to as a bully - not only by Kaala but other characters like Minn's littermate Demmen as well - but we don't really see him actually doing anything bully-like.

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* IdiotBall: One scene in the third book. [[spoiler:Okay, so we need to gain the humans' trust especially since [=DavRian=] is trying to convince them we're killers/supernatural/etc. killers/supernatural/etc and things are particularly tense at the moment. Sounds like a perfect time to pretend we're ghosts! Never mind that [[TheSmartGuy Ázzuen]] is pointing out that that's the exact opposite ''opposite'' of what we need and that he tends to be right about such things; it'll be ''fun'', and the humans will think that's ''hilarious!''.]]
* InformedAttribute: Minn is frequently referred to as a bully - not only by Kaala but other characters like Minn's littermate Demmen as well - but we don't really see him actually doing anything bully-like.bully-like aside from helping Ruuqo chase away Kaala's mother at the start of the first book, which some other wolves do too, and laughing at something Kaala says once.



* ItsAllMyFault: Kaala after [[spoiler:Reel]]'s death, even though she knows he might not have survived anyway. Trevegg points out that Rissa does not let grief get in the way of her duties, and that they should be grateful that the rest of the pups still live since other packs rarely can keep so many alive, and that some of the other pups would have died without Kaala's intervention.

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* ItsAllMyFault: Kaala after [[spoiler:Reel]]'s death, even though she knows he might not have survived anyway. Trevegg points out that Rissa does not let grief get in the way of her duties, and that they should be grateful that the rest of the pups still live since other packs rarely can keep so many alive, and that some of the other pups would certainly have died without Kaala's intervention.



* JerkJustifications: Ruuqo is a {{Jerkass}} to Kaala and makes it clear that he only allowed her to live as a pup because the Greatwolves made him and the only reason he's not directly driving her away is because the pack would turn on him; this is because he thinks it's wrong for her, as a mixed-blood wolf, to have lived despite the Greatwolves' orders, and because she bears the mark of the crescent moon, which means that she has a chance of bringing bad luck to and destroying the pack. Her inadvertently causing [[spoiler:the death of another pup, who happens to be his son,]] doesn't help either. He also refuses to let her join in the hunt, one of the requirements to become a full pack member, because if she does become a full member and it turns out she is indeed bad luck, she will carry the Swift River scent with her wherever she goes.

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* JerkJustifications: Ruuqo is a {{Jerkass}} to Kaala and makes it clear that he only allowed her to live as a pup because the Greatwolves made him him, and the only reason he's not directly driving her away is because the pack would turn on him; this him. This is because he thinks it's wrong for her, as a mixed-blood wolf, to have lived despite the Greatwolves' orders, and because she bears the mark of the crescent moon, which means that she has a chance of bringing bad luck to and destroying the pack. Her inadvertently causing [[spoiler:the death of another pup, who happens to be his son,]] doesn't help either. He also refuses to let her join in the hunt, one of the requirements to become a full pack member, because if she does become a full member and it turns out she is indeed bad luck, she will carry the Swift River scent with her wherever she goes.



* LegacyCharacter: The ravens have a special raven called the Nejakilakin that is born whenever there is need, who can travel between life and death and can see the memories of others. Likewise, whenever there's a Nejakilakin, there's also a Moonwolf - a wolf with the mark of the crescent moon. Nejakilakin can travel in the spirit world alone, but he cannot view memories without Moonwolf, and Moonwolf cannot go into the spirit world without Nejakilakin. [[spoiler: Tlitoo is the current Nejakilakin, and Kaala is the current Moonwolf - though later they learn that "Nejakilakin" actually refers to both of them together, working as one soul.]]

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* LegacyCharacter: The ravens have a special raven called the Nejakilakin that is born whenever there is need, who can travel between life and death and can see the memories of others. Likewise, whenever there's a Nejakilakin, there's also a Moonwolf - a wolf with the mark of the crescent moon. Nejakilakin can travel in the spirit world alone, but he cannot view memories without Moonwolf, and Moonwolf cannot go into the spirit world without Nejakilakin. [[spoiler: Tlitoo is the current Nejakilakin, and Kaala is the current Moonwolf - though [[spoiler:though later they learn that "Nejakilakin" actually refers to both of them together, working as one soul.]]



* NoPronunciationGuide: The audiobooks are really inconsistent as to how to pronounce some of the names and words. Are the "a"s in Kaala, [=TaLi=], [=BreLan=] and [=MikLan=], and [=DavRian=]'s names pronounced like the A in the word "apple" or the A in the word "father"? Is ''uijin'' pronounced "oo-EE-jin" or "OO-jin"? Is "Tlitookilakin" pronounced "TLIT-too-kill-AHH-kin" or "Tlit-too-KILL-uh-kin"?

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* NoPronunciationGuide: The audiobooks are really inconsistent as to how to pronounce some of the names and words. Are the "a"s in Kaala, [=TaLi=], [=BreLan=] and [=MikLan=], [=BreLan=], and [=DavRian=]'s names pronounced like the A in the word "apple" or the A in the word "father"? Is ''uijin'' pronounced "oo-EE-jin" "wEE-jin" or "OO-jin"? Is "Tlitookilakin" pronounced "TLIT-too-kill-AHH-kin" [=NiaLi=] "NY-a-lee" or "Tlit-too-KILL-uh-kin"? "NEE-a-lee"?



* {{Prequel}}: The "Atonement of Clendru" short story.

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* {{Prequel}}: The "Atonement of Clendru" short story.story, which is about a Greatwolf in Lydda's time that becomes the shadow wolf in the third book.



* RiteOfPassage: Pups must pass several tests - the crossing to their summer home, the first hunt, and the first winter - in order to be accepted into the pack.

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* RiteOfPassage: Pups must pass several tests - the crossing to their summer home, the first hunt, and the first winter - in order to be fully accepted into the pack.



* StayInTheKitchen: The human tribes are starting to prevent women from hunting (in the third book it's finally explained that the reasoning is that some of the men feel that women are inferior because they're not as strong).



* WouldHurtAChild: Kaala says that wolves hate seeing pups come to harm and that they'd rather chew off their own paws than hurt a pup, but in order to follow the rules of the Promise any mixed-blood pups cannot live. Ruuqo kills her siblings in front of her, and nearly kills her, but Kaala said he was only doing his duty.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Kaala says that wolves hate seeing pups come to harm and that they'd rather chew off their own paws than hurt a pup, but in order to follow the rules of the Promise any mixed-blood pups cannot live. Ruuqo kills her siblings in front of her, and nearly kills her, but Kaala said he was only doing his duty.duty (which doesn't mean she doesn't resent him for it).
12th Dec '17 11:26:33 PM Dawnwing
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** Toward the end of the the third book, [[spoiler:the human child [=JilaMin=] is accidentally poisoned by [=DavRian=]]].

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** Toward the end of the the third book, [[spoiler:the human child [=JilaMin=] [=JaliMin=] is accidentally poisoned by [=DavRian=]]].
12th Dec '17 11:38:56 AM Dawnwing
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* CoveredWithScars: Werrna is mentioned as being very scarred and a strong warrior.

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* CoveredWithScars: Werrna is mentioned as being very scarred and a strong warrior. Torell is also described as his face basically being one big scar.


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* NoPronunciationGuide: The audiobooks are really inconsistent as to how to pronounce some of the names and words. Are the "a"s in Kaala, [=TaLi=], [=BreLan=] and [=MikLan=], and [=DavRian=]'s names pronounced like the A in the word "apple" or the A in the word "father"? Is ''uijin'' pronounced "oo-EE-jin" or "OO-jin"? Is "Tlitookilakin" pronounced "TLIT-too-kill-AHH-kin" or "Tlit-too-KILL-uh-kin"?
1st Dec '17 11:21:15 PM Dawnwing
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* AlternativeCalendar: Wolves measure time in moons instead of months, and winters instead of years.

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* AlternativeCalendar: Wolves measure time in moons instead of months, and winters instead of years. Interestingly they still use hours, including to describe distance (e.g. "a half hour's run away").
1st Dec '17 9:28:52 PM Dawnwing
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* ChekovsGun: The stampeding herd in the first book. [[spoiler:Earlier in the book, Kaala and the other pups accidentally cause the horses to stampede, and this results in Reel's death. Toward the end, in an effort to try and keep the humans and wolves from fighting during the elkryn hunt, she, Marra, and Ázzuen remember how unstoppable a stampede is and intentionally cause one.]]
21st Nov '17 8:11:51 PM Dawnwing
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* DisappearedDad: Kaala's father is not present, as he not only is from outside the pack, but outside the Valley altogether.



* IdiotBall: One scene in the third book. [[spoiler:Okay, so we need to gain the humans' trust especially since [=DavRian=] is trying to convince them we're killers/supernatural/etc. Sounds like a perfect time to pretend we're ghosts! Never mind that [[TheSmartGuy Ázzuen]] is pointing out the exact opposite of what we need and that he tends to be right about such things; it'll be ''fun'', and the humans will think that's ''hilarious!''.]]

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* IdiotBall: One scene in the third book. [[spoiler:Okay, so we need to gain the humans' trust especially since [=DavRian=] is trying to convince them we're killers/supernatural/etc. Sounds like a perfect time to pretend we're ghosts! Never mind that [[TheSmartGuy Ázzuen]] is pointing out that that's the exact opposite of what we need and that he tends to be right about such things; it'll be ''fun'', and the humans will think that's ''hilarious!''.]]



* [=HesMi=] of Kaar is the more reasonable of the leaders, willing to accept new ideas and different sides of the story.

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* ** [=HesMi=] of Kaar is the more reasonable of the leaders, willing to accept new ideas and different sides of the story.
19th Apr '17 7:25:45 PM Dawnwing
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* LifeWillKillYou: Mentioned by Kaala in the third book. [[spoiler:She can't belive that after Hzralzu has been alive for tens of thousands of years, he's died in something as ordinary as a fire.]]

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* LifeWillKillYou: Mentioned by Kaala in the third book. [[spoiler:She can't belive believe that after Hzralzu has been alive for tens of thousands of years, he's died in something as ordinary as a fire.]]



-->"As for whether or not I speak the truth, I can tell you what your mother tole me, Kaala," Demmen said. "Your sisters' names were Onna, Tannla, and Suuna, after the flowers that grew near your den site, and your brother was Triell. You and he were especially close, and you challenged Ruuqo over his death. When your mother left the valley she told you to gain acceptance into your pack before you came to seek her."

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-->"As for whether or not I speak the truth, I can tell you what your mother tole told me, Kaala," Demmen said. "Your sisters' names were Onna, Tannla, and Suuna, after the flowers that grew near your den site, and your brother was Triell. You and he were especially close, and you challenged Ruuqo over his death. When your mother left the valley she told you to gain acceptance into your pack before you came to seek her."
6th Mar '17 10:43:30 PM Dawnwing
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* AlmostDeadGuy: In the second book, [[spoiler:Trevegg lives long enough to tell Kaala what happened to him and [=NiaLi=].]]
* AlternateAnimalAffection: Wolves tend to show affection to a mate by resting their head on the other's neck. They'll also exuberantly greet packmates, including their human companions, by licking them.



* AlwaysSecondBest: According to Yllin, Ruuqo always felt that he was this compared to his brother, Hiiln - even his name means "second son" - so he's somewhat insecure despite being pack leader.

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* AlwaysSecondBest: AlwaysSecondBest:
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According to Yllin, Ruuqo always felt that he was this compared to his brother, Hiiln - even his name means "second son" - so he's somewhat insecure despite being pack leader.leader.
** Neesa felt like this compared to Rissa, and this was one of the reasons she intended to leave the pack as a youngwolf.
* AncientKeeper: The old raven, Hzralzu, who happens to be [[spoiler:a shapeshifter who can appear as a human, an old krianan named [=RalZun=]. He was the raven king in Indru's time, and Nejakilakin, and has remained alive in the thousands of years since.]]



* AscendedFanboy: The Vole Eater pups, Prannan and Amma, are in awe of Kaala and what they have heard about her keeping the Promise. They end up helping her out and joining her "pack".
* AsleepForDays: Kaala usually sleeps for a full day or two after [[spoiler:visiting the Inejalun, even if she was only there for a few moments. It is ''not'' a place for living wolves.]]



* AxCrazy: [=DavRian=] eventually becomes this, [[spoiler:killing several people in the village of Kaar and then setting a fire that kills most of the remaining village, just so that he can blame the wolves.]]
* BadassBoast: In the third book: [[spoiler:"I am the drelwolf. We are the Nejakilakin."]]
* BearsAreBadNews: The wolves tend to avoid bears because they're dangerous, but they aren't above stealing prey from them (especially young ones).



* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Kaala and Tlitoo both have the mark of the crescent moon on them. [[spoiler:Kaala is the current Moonwolf and Tlitoo is the current Nejakilakin; they will destroy or save their respective clans.]] Lydda, Kaala's ancestor, also was marked with the crescent moon.

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* BettyAndVeronica: Ázzuen is the Betty, Pell is the Veronica. [[spoiler:Kaala eventually chooses Ázzuen.]]
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Ravens are often known to be tricksters who love jokes and who often can't be taken seriously. In the third book they show just how dangerous they are when [[spoiler:a flock of them '''''tears the Greatwolves to shreds.''''']]
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Kaala and Tlitoo both have the mark of the crescent moon on them. [[spoiler:Kaala is the current Moonwolf and Tlitoo is the current Nejakilakin; Nejakilakin raven; they will destroy or save their respective clans.]] Lydda, Kaala's ancestor, also was marked with the crescent moon.moon.
* BitchAlert: The first thing Borlla does upon meeting Kaala is poke her painfully hard and comment to Unnan that it doesn't look like "[[ItIsDehumanizing it]]" will live long.



* CallARabbitASmeerp: Wolfdogs are "streckwolves".
* CallForward: Toward the start of the first book, Tlitoo tells Kaala that he has heard the Greatwolves say she is not a true wolf, and that she is more and less than wolf. It could be a hint about her being a wolf of destiny, but also a reference to the third book and [[spoiler:the reveal that she is a wolfdog.]]



* ChildHater: Werrna is mentioned as not having much patience with pups and being the only one who doesn't play with them.

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* ChildHater: Werrna is mentioned as not having much patience with pups and being the only one who doesn't play with them. A possible reason for that is revealed in the second book: [[spoiler:she once had a mate, but he was killed.]]



* CoveredWithScars: Werrna is mentioned as being very scarred and a strong warrior.
* CrazyJealousGuy: [=DavRian=] is willing to go as far as [[spoiler:murdering a whole village to place the blame on [=TaLi=] and the wolves]] in order to get revenge on [=TaLi=] for rejecting him and choosing [=BreLan=].
* CrisisOfFaith: Essentially what's going on in the human village. Half still want to follow the old ways, half do not and believe they should no longer have krianans.



* DeathOfAChild: In the first chapter Kaala witnesses the deaths of her siblings and is nearly killed herself.
* DebtDetester: The only reason Borlla reluctantly tells Kaala anything about the Greatwolves - as Borlla herself points out - is because Kaala helped her.

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* DeathOfAChild: DeathOfAChild:
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In the first chapter Kaala witnesses the deaths of her siblings and is nearly killed herself.
** In the middle of the first book, [[spoiler:Reel is trampled by horses]].
** Toward the end of the the third book, [[spoiler:the human child [=JilaMin=] is accidentally poisoned by [=DavRian=]]].
* DebtDetester: The only reason Borlla hates Kaala and doesn't want to help her at all, but she reluctantly tells Kaala anything about the Greatwolves - as Borlla herself points out - is because Kaala helped her.her - Borlla even points out herself that she wouldn't have done it otherwise.



* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: Happens in the wolf packs sometimes. At one point when Ázzuen disobeys Ruuqo he has to feed himself on smallprey because he knows Ruuqo won't let him eat much of the pack's kills for a while.
* DespairEventHorizon: Kaala runs into them several times, but the biggest (and most real) is toward the end of the third book, when [[spoiler:she and the other wolves have failed in the Promise and the Kaar village has burned to the ground, and [=RalZun=] and [=HesMi=], among others, are dead.]]



* DistantPrologue: The prologue of the first book takes place 24,000 years prior to the events of the story.

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* DistantFinale: The epilogue of the third book takes place in the future (over 14,000 years after the events of the story).
* DistantPrologue: The prologue of the first book takes place 24,000 26,000 years prior to the events of the story.



* DownerEnding: The most frequent complaint about the third book. [[spoiler:The wolves fail in the Promise, leaving it up to the streckwolves to succeed where they failed; most of the Kaar village is dead; [=DavRian=] makes it to the Laan village before Kaala and friends do, making them turn against the krianans, [=TaLi=], and the wolves; Kaala dies. In the DistantFinale, the ice caps have melted and polar bears and other creatures are extinct, and the world is hot and desertlike.]]



* TheExile: Kaala is briefly exiled from her pack in the first book.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: At one point someone says something to the effect of "''this'' is the wolf we've heard so much about?"
* FantasticDrug: Dream sage, which causes hallucinations. Greatwolves use it in what is essentially a religious ritual, and [=DavRian=] chews it too and [=TaLi=] tells the Kaar village with scorn (after he claims she went mad like the rabid wolf) that he does so.



* FreakinessShame: Kaala feels this at times in the third book about her ability to [[spoiler:travel to the spirit world with Tlitoo]].



* TheHeroDies: At the end of the third book, [[spoiler:Kaala is weakened by traveling to the Inejalun four times in a row, but insists upon doing it one more time so that she can speak to [=TaLi=]. This proves to be too many times, and she realizes that she cannot return.]]



* ICantFeelMyLegs: Said by Navdru when [[spoiler:Kaala brings him to the Inejalun]] in the third book, although it doesn't mean he's paralyzed, it's just a sign of [[spoiler:how the place sucks life out of the living wolves who travel there for extended periods.]]



* IdiotBall: One scene in the third book. [[spoiler:Okay, so we need to gain the humans' trust especially since [=DavRian=] is trying to convince them we're killers/supernatural/etc. Sounds like a perfect time to pretend we're ghosts! Never mind that [[TheSmartGuy Ázzuen]] is pointing out the exact opposite of what we need and that he tends to be right about such things; it'll be ''fun'', and the humans will think that's ''hilarious!''.]]



* ItIsDehumanizing: Borlla refers to Kaala as "it" when Kaala is first taken in by Swift River.



* JerkJustifications: Ruuqo is a {{Jerkass}} to Kaala and makes it clear that he only allowed her to live as a pup because the Greatwolves made him and the only reason he's not directly driving her away is because the pack would turn on him; this is because he thinks it's wrong for her, as a mixed-blood wolf, to have lived despite the Greatwolves' orders, and because she bears the mark of the crescent moon, which means that she has a chance of bringing bad luck to and destroying the pack. Her [[spoiler:inadvertently causing the death of another pup]] doesn't help either. He also refuses to let her join in the hunt, one of the requirements to become a full pack member, because if she does become a full member and it turns out she is indeed bad luck, she will carry the Swift River scent with her wherever she goes.

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* JerkJustifications: Ruuqo is a {{Jerkass}} to Kaala and makes it clear that he only allowed her to live as a pup because the Greatwolves made him and the only reason he's not directly driving her away is because the pack would turn on him; this is because he thinks it's wrong for her, as a mixed-blood wolf, to have lived despite the Greatwolves' orders, and because she bears the mark of the crescent moon, which means that she has a chance of bringing bad luck to and destroying the pack. Her [[spoiler:inadvertently inadvertently causing the [[spoiler:the death of another pup]] pup, who happens to be his son,]] doesn't help either. He also refuses to let her join in the hunt, one of the requirements to become a full pack member, because if she does become a full member and it turns out she is indeed bad luck, she will carry the Swift River scent with her wherever she goes.



* LegacyCharacter: The ravens have a special raven called the Nejakilakin that is born whenever there is need, who can travel between life and death and can see the memories of others. Likewise, whenever there's a Nejakilakin, there's also a Moonwolf - a wolf with the mark of the crescent moon. Nejakilakin can travel in the spirit world alone, but he cannot view memories without Moonwolf, and Moonwolf cannot go into the spirit world without Nejakilakin. [[spoiler: Tlitoo is the current generation's Nejakilakin, but he doesn't like it when other ravens call him that by name - even "Neja" bothers him - and Kaala is the current Moonwolf.]]

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* KidsAreCruel: Borlla, Unnan, and Reel, as pups, taunt the weaker pups, try to keep them away from food, and even once attempt to directly kill them.
* LegacyCharacter: The ravens have a special raven called the Nejakilakin that is born whenever there is need, who can travel between life and death and can see the memories of others. Likewise, whenever there's a Nejakilakin, there's also a Moonwolf - a wolf with the mark of the crescent moon. Nejakilakin can travel in the spirit world alone, but he cannot view memories without Moonwolf, and Moonwolf cannot go into the spirit world without Nejakilakin. [[spoiler: Tlitoo is the current generation's Nejakilakin, but he doesn't like it when other ravens call him that by name - even "Neja" bothers him - and Kaala is the current Moonwolf.Moonwolf - though later they learn that "Nejakilakin" actually refers to both of them together, working as one soul.]]



* LifeWillKillYou: Mentioned by Kaala in the third book. [[spoiler:She can't belive that after Hzralzu has been alive for tens of thousands of years, he's died in something as ordinary as a fire.]]
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Kaala thinks Milsindra is trying to do this when the Greatwolf drives a rhino toward her. She's actually driving it to Kaar village.



* MentorOccupationalHazard: In the second book, [[spoiler:Trevegg and [=NiaLi=] are both killed.]]
* MomentKiller: Pell tries to convince Kaala that they should be mates and that now's their best chance... Kaala finds herself drawn to him and getting excited... and then the Vole Eater youngwolves burst in to ask to join Kaala's pack.



* MysteriousParent: Kaala knows nothing of her father except that he was from outside the Valley. [[spoiler:She later learns that her father is Gaanin, a streckwolf (wolfdog). Her mother, after dreaming of having pups that would save wolfkind, mated with him in the hope that the pups with his genes would be the ones. He hoped the same thing, but had had many other pups for the same reason, and viewed it as more of an experiment than having any emotional attachment.]]
* NameThatUnfoldsLikeLotusBlossom: Long-fang names are a bit like this - for instance "Fierce Hunter of the Golden Plains" (aka "Gold"), a cub.



* PairTheSpares: After Kaala and [[spoiler:Ázzuen]] decide to be mates, [[spoiler:[[DidNotGetTheGirl Pell]] and [[ThirdWheel Marra]]]] end up together.



* [=HesMi=] of Kaar is the more reasonable of the leaders, willing to accept new ideas and different sides of the story.



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Kaala does this, such as when she first saves [=TaLi=] from drowning despite not being allowed to associate with humans in any way.

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Kaala does this, this a lot, such as when she first saves [=TaLi=] from drowning despite not being allowed to associate with humans in any way.



* SettleForSibling: Rissa was originally going to be mates with Hiiln, and the two would lead the pack. When Hiiln was banished, it was up to Ruuqo to lead, so Rissa became Ruuqo's mate instead. He'd always had strong feelings for her even before his brother left, and Rissa grew to love him as well.

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* SettleForSibling: Rissa was originally going to be mates with Hiiln, and the two would lead the pack. When Hiiln was banished, it was up to Ruuqo to lead, so Rissa became Ruuqo's mate instead. He'd always had strong feelings for her even before his brother left, and Rissa grew to love him as well. [[spoiler:Hiiln then settled for ''Rissa'''s sibling, Neesa.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: Lallna ships Pell and Kaala, although she later gets some ShipTease with Pell herself.



* SlashedThroat: How [=DavRian=] kills [[spoiler:[=NiaLi=] and some of the Kaar villagers.]]



* TheSmartGuy: Ázzuen is noted to be one of the smartest wolves in the valley.



* TakeAThirdOption: At the end of the first book, rather than trying to stop the wolves from attacking or trying to warn the humans - neither of which will likely work - Kaala decides to [[spoiler:cause the elk to stampede]].
* TomatoInTheMirror: The third book reveals that Kaala is a [[spoiler:wolfdog]]. This comes as a surprise, as she has been mocking them the whole trilogy.
* TruceZone: Passage to the human camp is considered neutral territory.

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* TakeAThirdOption: At the end of the first book, rather than trying to stop the wolves from attacking or trying to warn the humans - neither of which will likely work - Kaala decides to [[spoiler:cause the elk elkryn to stampede]].
* TomatoInTheMirror: The third book reveals that Kaala is a [[spoiler:wolfdog]]. This comes as a surprise, as she has been mocking them for much of the whole trilogy.
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* TruceZone: Passage to the human camp is considered neutral territory. There are also spaces between territories that they call the "verge" that belongs to no pack, and this is where Gatherings of the packs are held.


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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Kaala and Ázzuen, also a bit of Kaala and Pell. [[spoiler:Kaala eventually chooses Ázzuen as her mate, but they're not ready to have pups just yet.]]


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* {{Xenofiction}}: The series is told from the point of view of wolves, and includes mostly-factual information about wolves' lifecycle. Humans are viewed through their eyes as strange creatures, and the wolves' biggest concern is survival and raising future pups.


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* YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord: Kaala is frequently referred to by different characters as the ''drelshik'' - "cursed wolf"/"the destroyer", the ''drelshan'' - "savior wolf", and the ''drelwolf'' - "wolf of legend" (potentially either/both ''drelshik''/''drelshan'').
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