These creatures tower over their original wolf cousins by nearly three times their common size, resembling the size of a quarter horse. Fully grown they stand at four feet to their shoulder, and loom over seven feet when standing on their back legs. Their hulking stature makes it optimal for their orcish companions to ride them with ease, charging down their enemies with immeasurable ferocity. Their colors can range from pure snow white, earthy browns, to midnight black and others in between. They are as beautiful as they are deadly, their claws easily able to slash flesh into fine ribbons. Their mouth is full of dagger like teeth, that is known to be able to cut through flesh like butter. They are known in the wild to hunt in packs and could easily take down a creature far larger than themselves in few numbers. Lur wolves also server in many roles of hunting. As they represent the clan of hunting orcs, there main service is to the feeding and care of the clan. Working with their masters, lur wolves have many qualities to thrive in a hunt. Tracking down beast and prey comes at ease for them with their many features.
ORIGIN AND BEHAVIOR
These enviable creatures seem to be the perfect beast for Uruk kind, yet there is only one orcish clan with the innate talent to tame these majestic beasts. The name ‘Lur Wolf’, derives from the Lur Clan as they are the only known clan able to harness the might of these wolves as their animal companions. Though other clans may try to tame these beasts for themselves, they will be rejected and likely turned into a tasty snack. One is not the master of a wolf, nor is the wolf master of the orc. It is a bond forged from pure loyalty that cannot be changed, hindered, or passed on. Lur wolves also spend time advancing along the territory lands in which their master thrives in. Things like, foraging for food, watching for prey, or even exploring the nearby shadows and bushes come at ease with the command of the master. Lur wolves show a very strong bond to their masters and will do as they say for the most part. However the master of a lur wolf can not direct the wolf towards a variety of things. For example they will not attack children and beings of young nature, they will not attack the innocent as a sign of dignity, and will not participate in the slaughter of other lur wolves or orcs unless either have been removed from the clan.
OBTAINING A LUR WOLF
Trial of Blood
When a Lur child is born it is put through a test of pure blood. This is an important step in lur tradition that not only tests the lur descent in a kub, but also their potential. The kub is put into a pit of Lur wolves, where then the wolves will judge the blood of the kub before them. If the wolves reject the kub, the kub would be quickly eaten by the wolves. A standard of orcish ways where only the strongest live. If the wolves accept the kub then the child would be raised in the clan to become the next Lur member.
Trial of Age
When a Lur kub is around the age of 9 they are brought before the elders for their trial of age. The elders would bring the kub to the Lur wolf den to pick out their wolf. This will begin the bond between the orc and the wolf that will last for life. During this trial, the orc and the wolf would be sent out into the wild and are forced to survive while the rest of the pack hunts them. The wolves will not being held back and if the orc and wolf is caught they could be killed if their bond isn’t strong enough to get them out of the situation. This is a true test of the hunt in which is a strong tradition of the lurs. A kub can spend days training for this on their own, however the hunt is the only true test within the clan.
The bond between the Lur Wolf and the Lur member is for life, and only in this joined life can either thrive. This lifelong unity can only be broken by the death of one or both orc and wolf. Commonly the orc and wolf will die alongside each other in combat. If an orc dies and their wolf remains alive, it is the responsibility of the Lur clan to kill that wolf and allow their spirit to join the orc in the spirit realm. If an orc’s wolf dies before they, that orc will suddenly be completely overcome by grief and eventually die of this overwhelming despair. One cannot live without the other, and though death may part them from the mortal world, their bond continues into the afterlife and for all of eternity. REDLINES
Purpose For the past couple years the Lur clan has been thriving with a strong and committed community of orc players wishing to further their roleplay by adapting to common orc related things like hunting and beast taming. This animal has been the center and thriving point of our clan as everything that we have done has revolved around these beast. By submitting this lore it is our hopes to ensure that our clan can continue on with our culture and use of the lur wolf. Our main goal with this rewrite, is to aim these animals more towards the use of hunting specifically. It has been commonly misinformed that these animals are created to give us an upper-hand in combat roleplay situations. It is our goal as writers and as individuals of our clan to produce a clearer and better vision for the use of creatures in roleplay.
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