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* CleverCrows: Ravens are {{tricksters}}. When they're being especially mischievous, they tend to speak in haiku.

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* CleverCrows: Ravens are {{tricksters}}.[[TheTrickster tricksters]]. When they're being especially mischievous, they tend to speak in haiku.


* 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.''''']]

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* 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 a pack of Greatwolves to shreds.''''']]''''']]
* BirdPoopGag: In the first book, after Borlla taunts Kaala, Tlitoo lets loose on Borlla's head, complete with an accompanying haiku:
-->''Pup looks better now.\\
Dirty fur is nice and white,\\
Thanks to raven's help.''


Young wolf Kaala is a mixed-blood wolf, with her mother having taken a mate from outside the Valley. Her littermates are killed because of their birth, but her life is spared by a pair of Greatwolves - a large species of wolves that enforces the rules of the valley.

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Young wolf Kaala is a mixed-blood wolf, with her mother having taken a mate from outside the Valley. Her littermates are killed because of their birth, but her life is spared by a pair of Greatwolves - a large species of wolves that enforces the rules of the valley.
valley and speak to the Ancients.



* TheBully: Minn (according to Kaala, since he helped drive away her mother, though we don't really see him behaving that way), Unnan, Borlla, and to a lesser extent Reel (although Kaala admits that he seems like a decent wolf on his own without Unnan and Borlla around).

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* TheBully: Minn (according to Kaala, since he helped drive away her mother, though [[InformedAttribute we don't really see him behaving that way), way]]), Unnan, Borlla, and to a lesser extent Reel (although Kaala admits that he seems like a decent wolf on his own without Unnan and Borlla around).



* DidntSeeThatComing: The climax of ''Promise of the Wolves'' turns around one of these: the characters were so focused on the coming battle between the wolves and humans that nobody noticed [[spoiler: the elkryn were also planning something.]] In retrospect, [[FridgeBrilliance they should have:]] [[spoiler: the humans had been hunting more and more elkryn since settling, and the wolves hadn't been letting up either. It was only a matter of time before they were backed into a corner and lashed out.]]

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* DidntSeeThatComing: The climax of ''Promise of the Wolves'' turns around one of these: the characters were so focused on the coming battle between the wolves and humans that nobody noticed [[spoiler: the elkryn were also planning something.]] In retrospect, [[FridgeBrilliance they should have:]] [[spoiler: have: the humans had been hunting more and more elkryn since settling, and the wolves hadn't been letting up either. It was only a matter of time before they were backed into a corner and lashed out.]]



* ExtinctInTheFuture: In the DistantFinale epilogue, [[spoiler:it is mentioned that the ice caps have melted and polar bears have gone extinct.]]



* 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), 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").

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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), which according to WordOfGod the author 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").



* 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 out of fear.

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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 out of fear.fear if they cannot domesticate them/rid the wolves of said wildness.



* 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 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'' 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 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'' 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!''. Naturally, this ends about as poorly as one might expect.]]



* 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).

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* StayInTheKitchen: The human tribes are starting to prevent women from hunting (in (which Kaala thinks is completely illogical since they're cutting their hunting force in half, and which isn't explained until the third book it's finally explained that book; the reasoning is that some of the men feel that women are inferior because they're not as strong).


* ChekovsGun:

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun:


* 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).\

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* KillOnSight: When Kaala is (temporarily) exiled from her pack in the first book, Ruuqo informs her that if she's found in the territory after that, she'll be killed on sight.


* 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.


* 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.


* 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).


** 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=]]].


* 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"?


* 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").

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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.]]


* 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.


* 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."

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