In starlit nights, I saw you—
Please follow Eliza Brandt.
"Under blue moon I saw you, so soon you'll take me up in your arms. Too late to beg you or cancel it, though I know it must be the killing time... Unwillingly mine. Fate up against your will through the thick and thin."
Wolf Creek, to most, is just another place on a map—but some know the truth in the name. Some who bow only to the law of nature and the call of the moon. Welcome to Pickens, South Carolina, home to some of the wildest wildlife you'll ever meet. These aren't people who turn into animals, no: these are animals who turn into humans. And out here, you're on their territory. To enter is to forfeit your life, so watch your step. Actions have consequences.
Ignorance isn't bliss.
Please follow Eliza Brandt.
Congratulations, Cierra. You have been accepted for the role of Eliza Brandt with accepted FC change to Maggie Grace. Create your character’s URL, make sure your Ask and Submit are on, and follow everyone on the Masterlist. Be sure you check to see if you have a roommate and a job—along with other helpful things in the Player section. Also, make sure to tag all starters as “killingmoonrp” and track the killingmoonrp tag.
• Fate… up against your will.
Wolf Creek, to most, is just another place on a map—but some know the truth in the name. Some who bow only to the law of nature and the call of the moon. Welcome to Pickens, South Carolina, home to some of the wildest wildlife you’ll ever meet. Due to a vaccine gone awry, these aren’t people who turn into animals, no: these are more like animals who turn into humans. And out here, you’re on their territory. To enter is to forfeit your life, so watch your step. Ignorance isn’t bliss.
• The killing moon will come too soon.
Flexible FCs. 17+ game. No set endgames.
Please follow Eva Cole.
Please unfollow Ezra Lowe; Josie doesn’t have the time right now but will rejoin us later on down the line. The role of Ezra Lowe is now open again!
In animal form, lycans are 99% not able to be differentiated from normal animals. The 1% is the slight smell of human that they would carry (so slight a human couldn’t tell, but I’m sure some animals could), but that scent would fade the longer the lycan stayed in only-animal form. If a lycan so chose, they could carry out their days in animal form alone and neither animal nor human would be able to tell they were lycan.
Not for anyone whose player we haven’t been in touch with. We’re in conversations for the male custom human slot with one player and in touch with a different player who had an app for a female character. If you haven’t heard from us, we didn’t receive your app! Send again, please.
Please follow Simon Ellis.
Just one—Michael “Minnow” Ripley, who belongs to Nico. He’s almost done and will be released shortly. Simon is a canon bio and part of a bigger plot scenario.
Simon Ellis • Rogue Beta • Brown Bear • DOB: 07.10.80 • Origin: Pickens, SC
FC: Idris Elba •
FC Flexible • Status: TAKEN • Player: Lee • URL: Here.
Bio trigger warning for death of children.
“In the valley of the bones, they’re gonna rise up and head on home.”
Affable; Flexible; Considerate; Strategic; Prejudiced.
History: Simon was born in Pickens, the eldest son of two boys. He had a brother, Andrew, younger by two years. His family had been in Pickens for generations: his grandfather had been the town postmaster. Simon’s father had, at age fourteen, been appointed as a page to the US Senate for Senator Strom Thurman in the same year the Senator changed his party to Republican. By his early thirties, Simon’s father had been promoted to Senate’s Secretary to the Majority Leader, but resigned a decade later because of his wife’s increasing trouble with fibromyalgia. He got a less ambitious job and contented himself with living vicariously through his sons. Simon had always grown up with a certain pressure to do well and knew his father had great expectations for him, and so Simon did well in school. With his father fully home and focused on him, though, Simon was sent to a private high school. It was his father’s dream that Simon become a Senator. For awhile, Simon did as was expected of him, so desiring for his parents’ approval. He was under so much pressure to perform, however, that he didn’t notice the heavy shadow he was casting on his brother Andrew, who grew to resent Simon as the ‘perfect’ older brother their parents preferred.
Simon didn’t notice because he was having his own internal struggle. As a teenager, he was trying to come into his own. He missed the times when he was younger and things felt simpler and he was able to just feel freer, like when he would play with the neighborhood kids, or down on the old Mason farm. The more his father pushed him, the more Simon felt like he was living his father’s dreams and not his own. He didn’t even know his own dreams. He didn’t know himself. And so right around the time that Simon had to submit college applications… he just didn’t. He lied and said he sent them, but he had thrown them all out. When no letters of acceptance or otherwise came, the cat was, of course, out of the bag—but Simon had already decided to leave the house. The family fight was the biggest blow out, but he’d known that was coming. Just 18, Simon hitchhiked and took public transit heading anywhere, heading west, to try and learn something about the world and himself. It was the freedom he’d been missing. He was a vagabond for two years, doing odd jobs and going where ever the wind took him, having experiences and living life and doing some serious soul-searching. Around age 21, though, a different sort of life caught up to him. Simon was camping in San Juan National Forest in Colorado when he unintentionally startled a group of bear cubs.
The mother bear was far from pleased and swiped at Simon to protect her babies; bleeding badly, he played dead until she felt he was no longer a threat, and then sought medical attention from the park staff. They got him patched up well enough that he didn’t need to go to the hospital, so Simon returned to camping. Two days later was a full moon, and with that came the shock of ‘bear fur. When he approached the staff in a panic, one of the men furrowed his brows and told him to see Park Ranger Carver Williams in Death Valley National Park. So that’s exactly where Simon headed. There, Carver took him in and explained that he had contracted werebear lycanthropy. There were only three small groups in the whole of the US for support: one in St. Louis, which was run by a sadistic Alpha named Jacques, and two in Death Valley, which was large enough to support that. Carver had come first and the other Alpha, miles away, was Edward, who had come from Los Angeles. Carver helped Simon get his life back in order, taking him on at the park as he got his bachelor’s online, including a Parks & Rec Management Program from North Arizona University. In time, Simon also became a Park Ranger.
Also in time, Simon realized the precarious position Carver had gotten himself into as Alpha wtih a nearby ‘rival’ sleuth. The two had a truce treaty to be able to co-exist and hide in the park, since ‘bears aren’t native to the area, which kept them both alive and safe. Trouble was, Carver seemed too optimistic, too trusting, and Edward was, well, a dirtbag who toed the line too often. Simon could sense something was going to end their pax romana, so he got himself up to Beta of their small group to help defend them. Looking at Carver like a substitute father figure, he never would have challenged for Alpha then, even if his gut had him worried. Then chess pieces started to move. Carver fell in love with a she-bear from the other sleuth. There was no reason for this to go terribly at face value… but for the personalities. Apparently, she had three cubs; out of genetic rivalry, Edward had killed her lover and was going to kill the cubs as well, but she begged for them and for her life. Her defecting to Simon’s sleuth out of love was viewed by Edward not only as a breach of truce—but also a forfeiture of his mercy, and of her life. Carver didn’t realize this and thought the switch in sleuths could be accomplished honourably, perhaps with an even exchange, like hostages.
Instead, Edward’s whole sleuth came out and slaughtered the mother, her cubs, and everyone else in Carver’s sleuth that they could manage. Including Carver. Simon was part of this fight and witnessed the senseless murders that didn’t have to go down the way that it had, if they’d had more foresight, more awareness. Simon managed to protect one of his sleuthmates, who then went into hiding to live alone, forgoing groups altogether, despite being a Delta. Simon killed Edward himself. Edward’s sleuth was left a ragged shadow that Simon wanted nothing to do with. He left Death Valley to them, having nothing left to hold Simon there but terrible memories. That was in the autumn of 2013. Simon decided to transfer his job to Table Rock National Park, in Pickens, since the only other ‘bear group had sprouted up there in 2005 and Simon had no desire to meet another bad situation in St. Louis. It was difficult to swallow his pride and come home. And so, the prodigal son returns, not only to a town so different from when he last left it, but also to a family he hasn’t seen in 15 years with new faces to contend with. He doesn’t know what to expect when he arrives, but he’s looking to feel out the situation and find out what kind of group is there, what kind of man the Alpha is, and if there is any way to help prevent similar things from happening.
Personality: One of the things that enabled Simon to really deal well with his sudden infection was how free it felt to shapeshift into a ‘bear, that moment when human gave way to something else. It’s through this and his mentor’s connection with nature that Simon found his core belief that lycanthropes are genuinely the next evolutionary stage in humanity, the thing that brings humans closer to the earth’s cycles and forces them to live within their resources, in addition to being stronger and better versions of humans. Simon believes that lycans are truly better than everyone else and, as a result, looks down on humans. He views his infection as a gift. This is also why he has trouble killing other lycanthropes and does this only as a last resort, as with Edward. Beyond this, though, Simon is a confident, cordial man who likes to make good first impressions and has a wry sense of humour. He doesn’t mind teasing among friends and is capable of teasing in return, as a sign of affection. He has a certain warmth and charm to him, an air of affability and amiability, but beneath that he is always thinking, trying to always be aware of what’s going on around him. Simon knows that things aren’t always what they seem and does his best to work with concrete information rather than conjectures. He is not a stubborn man; as evidenced by coming home, he is capable of swallowing his pride for a good reason.
Beware Nighthook, y’all, the government does not fuck around! Haha.