A Wolf's Demise

As Teddy Lupin and his two faithful friends embark on a rough journey through their sixth year, they have to cope with werewolves, animagi, metamorphogises, centaurs, and young love. But will they have the strength to defeat their newest enemy, that threatens to disrupt life in the forest as they know it?


13. My Wolf Name

    By the time we reached the wolf's sacred place, it was nearly dawn.   We were in yet another clearing, though this one was much different. Instead of a warm atmosphere, humanoids everywhere and many houses, this clearing was empty except for a large stone structure in its middle. The structure was a huge stone table, with a roof of stone that hovered overhead without support. There was a hold in the roof that perfectly fit a full moon, and an altar in the middle of the table, directly under the hole in the roof. Upon the altar was a shimmering blue gem, as big as my human head and brighter than the stars. Instead of tents, surrounding the clearing was huge boulders with dark cracks between them.

       "This is where the wolves receive their name. For generations, the centaur leader has been to name young wolves, as the packs lost their ability to read the stars long ago. A wolf's name consist of three key concepts. One: their rank . Two: their appearance. Three: what the stars foretell of them. There are 3 packs of wolves among these woods.  Their names are as follow: Unum, the pack that rules the eastern caves. Duo, conquerors of the northern ice caves. Tribus, monarchs of the southern cove caves . Each pack has an Alpha pair. The packs consist mostly of wolves, though some other forest predators are allowed, and of course, werewolves come and go. Receiving a name happens at full moon, when each pack sends their young wolves who are ready to become part of the pack. They are not guided by any other wolves. If they do not find their way back to their cave by themselves within 3 days, they will not be allowed to join the pack and will be outlawed. Are you ready to receive your name?" He observed me, wisdom pouring from his eyes. I nodded, morphing into my jet black wolf body.

       "In your wolf form, you are not Teddy Remus Lupin.  I look to the stars to see what they proclaim." Taurus bend his head back and observed the heavens, nodding and mumbling to himself. After what seemed like an eternity, he turned back to me. "The stars have spoken. From this moment on, you shall be known as Shadow Blaze, Alpha of the Quattuor Pack!" Taurus's voice rang out in the night, echoing off the trees. I could feel my eyes grow wide, as the blue gem on the stone altar gleamed brightly, casting its ghostly glow upon my face. Then a booming voice sounded behind me, and I spun on my heels to look at the boulder behind me. Emerging from the darkness, was a huge white wolf.

       "Rise, Alpha Shadow Blaze, and face Silva Custodi, Guardian of the Forest!!" The white wolf's words rang in my ears, though his mouth hadn't moved. "​It is time for you to learn the ways of the Alpha!" I turned to Taurus, and looked at him fearfully. He nodded, turned, and trotted off into the forest, leaving me to my fate.




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