Legends of Youth

The Life and Times of Paul Wright

The Life and Times of Paul Wright…

So… yesterday we found ourselves what they call a totem. He’s a giant weasel. You might think: a giant weasel, that’s way uncool. Actually though, it’s not. A weasel is a really inventive predator, often despised, but really good at what they do. They can get out of tight spots, kind of like what we find ourselves in now…

Of course, now it’s like, what? We’re werewolves… and now we have a weasel to guide us.

If I didn’t think I was high, I would now. This is just totally mad. My parents used to joke that I spent so much time in the woods that I’d start seeing ghosts or be like one of those crazy guys who have a cabin in the woods. I guess I am now. Except I’m not a guy anymore, I’m a werewolf. I mean, I’m still male thankfully, but I’m not really a human anymore.

I can’t see my family anymore. My mom will never know that I’m alive. She thinks her son died in a terrible airplane crash, and… I guess she’s right. I died in that crash. Maybe this is the afterlife, or maybe I came back as a werewolf. I never really believed any of that, but maybe that’s what’s happened here. Or maybe I’m not me anymore, and just got possessed by some werewolf spirit? Or this is some Sixth Sense kind of thing, and I’m really just dead? How could I tell?

My family thinks I’m dead, my friends too, and now I have to be a Garou and have all these rules about what I can and can’t do. The litany they called it. I have forgotten most of them by now, except the one about not mating with another werewolf. Uhm, okay. I’m not really intending on having kids anytime soon, not for like 10 years anyway.

Also what the heck is Doug? He was a dog, and now he can talk and be like us? That’s all kinds of messed up. I guess maybe it makes sense if he was a good dog, and then he died and came back as something more than a dog? Can he eventually become human when he reincarnates?

Actually that is making a lot more sense than I thought. You die, and if you’re good, you become closer to God. If you are bad, you move closer to the animals… Of course I don’t know where this big-scary-werewolf fits into things, is that better than a human or worse? I have to assume it’s worse since it’s closer to the animals. Kind of like the devil being part of us…

I’m probably going to hell for thinking all of this.

I’m probably already in hell. My family can’t know I’m alive, I’m some kind of hideous beast, and I’m talking to ghosts. There are things that want to kill me, a “pack” of other non-Christians…

I don’t even know. This is depressing.


This new world was very big and very confusing for Doug.

Life was very simple as a dog. Eat, sleep, play, protect his humans!

Now there was so much more. His brain was full of memory, and much more detailed than before.

And language.

Language was hard. He could communicate much more clearly, but there was so much confusion to language. You could say the wrong thing, or say the right thing the wrong way.

So many new words, and so many different meanings.

And humans! They had always been confusing, and all of this newfound brainpower just made for more confusing questions, not answers.

At least he understood what he was supposed to do.

Fight the bad things, protect: He had always done this, he was just bigger and stronger now, so had to fight bigger things and protect more.

Mate: Why was this so strange to his packmates? How could mating be taboo
PACKMATES! He had a pack!

A very strange pack, but a pack.

He couldn’t let them down. They were obviously very upset over this change, and they seemed to be relying on him to be the one who understood. He didn’t really understand, more like he accepted and was moving on. He had Templeton to help too. So he would project confidence.

His pack needed him!

.plan for Jayden Alexander LaLupe 1352334608

Name: Anonymous Daemon
Shell: /bin/bash

Login: ADaemon
Directory: /Users/ADaemon

On since Sun October 01 01:15 (UTC) on console, idle 38 days 20:10 (messages off)
No Mail.
What the Fuck apparently Werewolves are real, and to top it off apparently I am one…
I know your thinking, what the hell when did you get bit. Apparently it does not work that way; you’re born with it and at some inconvenient time when your stressed or scared you change for the first time.

Well I ended up having my first change on a crashing plane along with four other werewolfs and all of a sudden it was all Mother Fucking Werewolves on the Mother Fuckin Plane and then one grabbed me and zap we all were in a weird new place on a spider web under a giant dead spider, later we learned that was the planes spirit. After that it all became a blur.

Fast forward to what I think was a day or so later and I wake up with just my sweater out in the woods with a super friendly dog telling me to “put on my fur” then all of a sudden a big creature jumped at me while a little red furred wolf, who I later learned was the girl sitting across of me, the one who made me so nervous, bit my leg.

After a while I started to believe them that this was not just a bad trip and figured out how to transform, it was a hell of a lot better than being mostly naked in front of that girl. They then told me I needed to learn my magic…I tried to explain to them that all magic is unexplained technology and it was not real. Then next thing I knew a ball of light was floating around my head. After that they pulled out my tablet and told me to look inside, I got this weird feeling and then nothing, I was sure they were full of shit but then they convinced me to try again and BOOM I was back in the weird place with a big ass rat. Next thing I knew a cool man straight out of a video game came over to me and it was like the fucking Matrix. I learned that magic is real and a few powers to use.

After that the rest of the group showed up and I was told we were a pack and needed to pick a totem. We ended up with a weasel and after some weird bonding ceremony involving it eating magic balls and spit, it could talk to us and started telling us about being a pack and the laws of the Garou (werewolves) etc…

During all this I learned that I am a member of a tribe called the Glass Walkers and I think that is why I have such mad skills with computers. They sound like a pretty cool tribe and I hope I can get to run into some more Glass Walkers and learn more.

Well we are now going to follow a road hoping to find a town or city, and I’m hoping to find some clothes. I’ll keep this .plan up to date as we figure all this out.

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Picking Totem

(The GM didn’t make a post for this session, so adding after the fact)

The Pack selected Weasel as the Totem.

Weasel selected as Totem.

XP Gain
Need to Double Check.
Doug and Caitlyn got 3.
Paul and Jayden got 2.
Brickhouse and Peter missed the session.

Shit just got real!

Peter Morgan’s notes:

Holy hell has my world turned upside down. I have never had any sort of log for my thoughts/dreams before but this is too crazy for me to process right now. Maybe writing it all down and reviewing it later will help.

  • On trip to Germany to see some scenery/castles and the plane crashes.
  • During plane crash I have somehow now become a giant wolf.
  • A few others on the plane also seemed to of gone through a similar change.
  • Between this and an alternative universe I original thought I was some sort of high or dream but I don’t see any reason for it to last this long or be so vivid. Could be in a coma, have not read much about recovered coma patients and what they went through.
  • Some of the others who changed are adapting better than others, im just rolling with it right now and trying not to question too much.
  • Spirit rat seems to be guiding us, so far has not turned us wrong. Rat is tied to dog somehow… weird speaking to a dog.
  • Feels like a lot of the children fantasy books I have read in how we have transformed but much more brutal of a story and experiences. Disney story gone wrong.
  • Have abilities that seem to be superhuman, subcultures that normal people just don’t realize exist. Great… now I grasping stuff from that stupid Twilight series.
  • Have been given extra abilities as wolf by polar bear… really? Cant seem to relate this to any book I have read. Maybe pulling it from native american history books?
  • Other people around me seem ok… none of them set off any flags and I guess we should work together to get through this.

Keep calm and carry on, yeah that’s what I will do.

Now apparently we have to pick a creature “totem” now to represent us. Or I think that’s what is going on. Lots of idea’s flying around. It should be something strong, cunning and known. Fox or eagle sound good to me. Lot of dumb ideas have been suggested too like Unicorn, windigo’s and other creatures that don’t technically exists. Pretty lame, I want something that has a chance of helping us as the rat says it will.

Ravings of a Lunatic

The diary of Paul Wright

I’ve gotta be crazy, right? I mean, this is nuts — I was flying to Europe to go camping with some friends, and then everybody’s dead, and there’s a giant spider, and I’m a wolf-man!

I don’t think I’m dreaming. I’ve been pinching myself hard, but it’s not helping. Plus I’ve got these totally awesome claws, and I’m covered in fur. Pooping is weird, but everything seems to work like you’d expect.

Everything I’ve learned about being in the woods is not so helpful anymore. My nose is so good now, I can smell food. It’s weird to call it food. I mean, wolves eat deer and stuff right? And we have to have a way to survive, so we have to eat. But I’ve always hunted with a bow! And now I’m running and jumping on things!

I think it’s so cool, and then I realize that I’m a big wolf!!!!

If only my mom could see me. She’d probably be afraid, though, and very worried about me. I think I could turn back into a person though and show her that it’s okay. I’m still me! It’s just now I can kind of turn into a 10 foot tall wolf-man.

I think I’m going to go for a run now. I can run so fast. It’s … when the moon is out … I can’t even …

Well, bye for now.

Sitting in the Snow

Our heroes regained their senses and took in their surroundings. It seemed that during the fall from the portal both Doug and Jayden were knocked out, and both had reverted to their breed form. Sean was also still unconscious from the plane crash, and in serious condition. Peter, Paul, and Caitlyn began to take stock of their situation.

Paul dug a quick hollow in the snow to give a little bit of shelter to his unconscious companions. Peter and Caitlyn used their body heat to keep them warm. Peter scavenged through Jayden’s backpack to find a sweater to cover Jayden’s naked form with.

Then Templeton appeared again. A short game of charades ensued as Templeton tried to explain things without having a common language with the group. While he did get a few ideas across, things drastically improved when Doug regained consciousness and could translate for Templeton.

Templeton brought our heroes across to the Umbra in pairs to introduce them to spirits who could give them their initial gifts. Once this was done, he tried to explain the whole situation to them.

He didn’t do a very good job.

He also tried to get them to focus on summoning a totem who might better explain what was going on to them. At least it would be able to talk to them. However due to Sean’s condition, and the fact that Paul just wanted to go home, any hope of summoning a totem would have to wait until later.

Our heroes asked Templeton if they could find a way to see where the nearest hospital was. Templeton said that it was pretty easy, and brought Doug and Caitlyn to the Umbra again. Doug called forth an eagle spirit who pointed the way, in exchange for a bit of Gnosis.

The party set forth, gathering Jayden and Sean and carrying them. Along the way, Doug and Peter hunted and killed an odd herd animal. It was the first time our heroes enjoyed their own hunt.

Finally our heroes came along a road and decided to start following it. Before long they saw the headlights of a car coming toward them. Acting quickly, they put Sean on the side of the road and Caitlyn pretended to be a dog. Unfortunately the driver saw Peter and Paul both in Crinos form and sort of freaked out. However, they were able to load Sean into the car and when the driver came around, he drove back down the road he came, with some urgency.

Now our heroes are once again alone in the darkness of the woods, on an old road. It is getting even darker and colder. Jayden has begun to shiver.

Jayden is unconscious until Brent returns to game. (Non-systemic)
Doug still has 4 agg, and has spent 3 Gnosis, and 1 each of Rage and Willpower. (However 1 Gnosis, 1 Rage, and 1WP have been stored with Templeton.)
Caitlyn is carrying the Hearthstone.
Everyone except Jayden has their initial gifts.

XP Gain
Doug received 3xp
Peter, Paul, and Caitlyn all got 2.

The Crash

Our story opens on our heroes Peter Morgan, Paul Wright, Caitlyn O’Donnel and Jayden Alexander LaLupe all in the airport lounge of Chicago’s international terminal. Doug is being loaded onto the airplane cargo bay.

Peter is on his way to a backpacking trip across Europe. Paul is also, but with a group of Eagle Scouts. They end up sitting next to each other in the last row of the plane.

Caitlyn is sitting next to her dad Sean in business class. As luck would have it, across the aisle is Jayden, headed to the concert of the year in Amsterdam.

The first part of the flight seems to go okay, though certainly has some minor trouble. Takeoff is a little bumpy, and all the electronics on the plain are beset by minor technical problems. Eventually, though, everyone settles in for the night.

A few hours into the flight, Doug goes crazy. He throws himself against to doors of his kennel, bursting them open.

Suddenly, the plane begins to nosedive, and chaos ensues. Our heroes all manage to have their first change at about the same time, partly in reaction to each other, and everyone ends up in a pile near the nose of the plane.

Doug, following the directions of The Voice in His Head, leads the group to an alternate dimension, by which they are able to escape the plane just before it crashes. In this dimension, the heroes can see that the plane appears to be a giant winged spider creature, being attacked by an evil and more giant wasp-looking creature.

Doug then leads the party back to the real world, where they land in the middle of a snow-blanketed forest. In the near distance can be seen the glow from the the wreckage of the plane, and it is clear the plane has wrecked near a small village, toward which Doug leads the group.

As they round the nose of the plane, the party is attacked by a large black werewolf with a spear. Peter, Paul, and Doug make fairly short work of him. Doug begins to lead the party away from the wreckage, and toward a small fire deeper in the woods. Before they leave, Jayden and Caitlyn dive into the plane to rescue those things that are most dear to them: a backpack for Jayden, and Caitlyn’s unconscious and seriously injured dad.

The fire turns out to be in a proper camp-hearth ringed by stones, surrounded by log benches. As the group gathers, the sounds of battle can be heard in the darkness all around. Doug says that “The Voice says we need to get the hearthstone!” and begins to dig at the fire, scorching his paws. Caitlyn pulls him off and solves the problem by using a log to move the fire before grabbing the stone orb at what had been the center of the blaze.

Doug then tells Caitlyn to use some magic words. She does so and a portal opens from the orb. Everyone runs (or is pushed) through the portal, including Sean. They run for a very short time before the otherworldly tunnel disappears, dropping everyone into the snow once again.

It is dark, quiet, and cold. There is no sign of the plane, the crash, or any sort of civilization nearby.

end session

Doug has 4 Agg.
Several people have used Rage, but it should all come back soon.

  • XP Gain*
    Doug and Caitlyn both got 3
    Peter, Paul, and Jayden got 2.
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