Joined Nov 24 2012
Many years ago, when Elanti was an island for magicians and wolves to live side by side, a sorcerer talented with earth-related magic named Chrysocolla used an emerald she discovered and cast a spell on it, creating a familiar named Hircine to work with her. Both sorcerer and familiar worked together for many years, with Hircine being given the task to watch over the island's forests and fauna and keep the island safe, should a disaster arise, and a special forest underground was created to act as his own safehouse, where no one would be able to access him.
Many years passed and the bond between the two strengthed, but eventually Chrissie succumbed to a dreadful disease and, not wanting to lose her familiar too, took Hircine's emerald, the object that she used to create him and acted as his heart, and she threw it into the lake on top of the volcano and locked in it stone so no one would be able to do harm to him. When his creator finally died, Hircine fell into a sort of depression and kept himself hauled up in his forest, refusing to leave, and while he had his guard down, other humans took advantage of the island.
A group of pirates arrived one morning and ransacked the island. Although the wolves and the humans were powerful, there were too many of them to face. When Hircine heard of the disruption from the surface and felt himself weakening, he arrived to see what was happening, only to find his forest being burnt down to the ground. In a last attempt to survive, he rushed back to the volcano to make sure that his crystal would not be affected and he would continue Chrissie's work, before the damage to his forest and the animals became too great for him to bear and he passed out from the pain.
Waking up a few years later, Hircine was left clueless and confused as to what was happening, not realising that he was suffering amnesia his long coma and the fact that a section of his forest was burnt to the ground. For a while he wandered around blinding, trying to find out where he belonged, before he returned back to the volcano and spotted a crystal lying at the bottom of the lake. Upon coming into contact with it, all his memories rushed back to him, and he returned back to his forest sanctuary to find not all three of the wolves he had known still alive. Now, he continues to work as a protector of Elanti's forest and fauna, doing his best to prevent a second disaster.
Hircine isn't really a wolf, but more of a ghost. He uses the animals around him and possesses them, controling their bodies and minds. The animal he possesses gains a ghostly green aura with strange green markings until Hircine leaves the creature, so it is quite easy to tell which animal Hircine has possessed. When he is not in another creature's body, he is seen as a transparent black wolf with a green glowing aura but is able to transform into any other creature when not in a body, normally a deer or an elk, for protection in case there are no animals for him to possess. He is not able to stay in his ghost form forever, though, and he must possess other animals so he can drink, eat, sleep and do other activities. However, he is unable to be touched or killed when not in a body. When Hircine is most powerful, his aura is unable to actually be seen, and becomes virtually invisible. Normally, when he is strongest, can possess any animal and once possessed, it will turn into a pure white elk with green eyes.
His personality is normally very calm, but can change quite rapidly depending on what animal he has possessed.