The Hilltop Copse




Welcome Stranger! So what's your name then? ... cancersstar? Nice name, I think. Thanks for visiting me and Rebel, it gets boring up here sometimes when Havocki gives me my days off, but at least I have my own little den in this hilltop copse instead of having to share with those smelly Lupe's that Jayla likes to keep in touch with. They live further down in the woods, you're welcome to visit them if you like, but they're a bit busy working on their own dens so I doubt they'll say much. Anyway, stick around for a while!

Well, this is The Burrow. When Havocki told me I was to do my survival training alone as homework, he took me to this copse on the hill so I could train in peace. I don't actually do any training though, I mainly just laze about or play games with Rebel.

Sorry about the entrance, My old petpet, Kupo, and I dug this den out all by ourselves and we don't expect visitors of your size. We dug our home directly underneath an old beech tree, and the roots act like a suport which keeps the roof up, whilst other roots dig down and act like pillars. No chance of a cave-in that way, see? Pretty clever on Kupo's part I must say, but I think he got this idea from a book about rabbits. He tries to get me to read it, but I don't like books so I haven't read it yet.

I see you're admiring our lights? That was my idea! I asked Jayla to get me a Glowing Paint Brush, and after mixing it about with other Paint Brush colours, we came up with different glowing colours! We dipped our paws into the paint and dabbed it all over the walls. It's bright enough so we don't bang our heads all on the walls, but dim enough so we can sleep undisturbed at night. Neat, huh? C:


About me!




Name: Ecilo von Canis Lupus
Age: 9 Years Old (Human)
Gender: Male
Species: Lupe
Colour: Baby (Brown Pelt)

Level: 28
Hit Points: 29/29
Strength: GREAT (50)
Defence: GREAT (48)
Movement: GREAT (28)
Intelligence: Master Genius

Anyway, my favourite activity in the world is eating food ... That's right! Give me a dinner plate full of food and I don't care what it is; I'm eating it! Except Vegetables. They're horrible. Period. Full stop. End of. Exclamation mark times three!!! I'm serious, those things are gross. Anything that tastes gross is obviously not good for you!

My parents gave me a guardian so I wouldn't get into trouble, I've mentioned him before, his name's Kupo; a Faellie. He's not with me anymore, he lives with Alex now, since my mistake (which I'll talk about later). But now I have Rebel. Rebel used to belong to Havocki, but when Havocki noticed I was without a Petpet, he got all worried and gave me his! Rebels fun too, Petpet's are naturally fun creatures, but he is a little serious at times, especially when Havocki's trying to teach me.

This is probably a noteworthy feature about me, but I have a technical disability that might mean I won't be able to become a Police Dog. And that's my back paws. For some reason, I was born without claws on my back paws. When I look closely, there's kind of ... slots, in my paws where claws should be, but none have grown there and none ever will. It's strange, when I need to climb a tree or cling to a game I'm hunting, I grip with my front claws, and my back paws try to do the same, more often than not it can really disrupt my intentions. Because of this, my forelegs are really powerful, I can hang onto a tree branch all day, but my back legs are fairly weak. They're not entirely useless though, as they're just as spry as the rest of me and without the grip of the claw I can bounce really high when I need too. Almost like a Wocky! Because of this I really doubt that they won't let me become a Police Dog, but they're so touchy about things like that that it does occasionally worry me at night.


Training




As you know by now, Havocki was asked by my parents to train me up to become a big strong Lupe. He trained them when they were puppies too, so it made sense. They say the secret to becoming a great Police Dog is to learn the brutal savagery that is surviving in the wilds alone, if I can learn that, then the streets will be no problem. So Havocki has broken my training down into six parts:

Building: The first part is shelter. If you're going to survive outdoors you need to have adequate shelter to keep you out of the cold and the rain. Havocki showed me several different means to build a home out of, and told me to pick one and build it. I decided on a den, as it blends into nature and is far less likely to fall apart after years in the elements - that's when Kupo and I built The Burrow. We built it high on a hill for easier surveillance, but nestled in a grouping of trees so its tucked away; out of sight and out of the wind. It's also quite important to know how to build small, temporary shelters for wide patrols.


Hunting: The second is hunting, again if you're going to survive outdoors then you need to learn how to gather your own food. This was a real blow for me as I've always had food brought to me. As everyone knows, Lupes luuuuurve Chias, but I don't like them that much, too fattening. So I hunt critters and other small game, like mice and vowels that live in the woods below the copse. I still don't hunt rabbits out of respect for Kupo, even though he isn't a Snowbunny or even my Petpet anymore. Rebel generally eats whatever I eat, and since he's so small he doesn't really eat much. I have no idea what his Bumbluz eats, he seems happy enough just living on Rebel's head.


Feeding: Knowing what to do with the food once you have it is almost as important as knowing how to hunt them. Lupes have a particular stomach (except for certain Lupes types) and uncooked meat is not good for us. So knowing how to build a covert campfire to cook your meat on is highly important. I dig a little scrape in the ground and arrange rocks and stones inside and around it -to contain the fire so I don't suddenly set things alight- and use small twigs and such to fuel the fire. It doesn't last very long but it also doesn't produce a big black smoke which is easily spottable. Knowing which berries and mushrooms are edible is really important too, I remember which ones are edible by their colour and shape.


Patrolling: You gotta protect your territory from others who would seek to take it from you, and you have to survey your area to see what's new and what's changing. The best time to do this is early in the morning, when all the creatures are waking up to go hunt. Anything that's different I take note of, in case it can cause me trouble later on. Sometimes I go on wide patrols, which can take days or weeks. I generally explore the woodland and occasionally into the city. However I don't do city expeditions very much as the city is always changing and it's hard to keep on top of it all, so I generally peak in to see if anything big has happened.


Fighting: This links with Patrolling quite heavily. If I'm out on patrol and I come across a hostile stranger, I have to be prepared to fight. Havocki keeps telling me that the key wisdom is knowing when to fight and when to run away. Mostly, cuz I'm still little, I run away or set elaborate traps if the other person proves hostile. Even so, Havocki still makes me train against tree stumps with my claws, practicing claw swipes and how deep I can go before the act hurts me and makes me bite things to learn to jaw lock. That's when I harden the muscles around my mouth so when I lock them, anything in my maw can't escape, I can't quite get the hang of this though, it hurts! But I like fighting, it's fun and exciting!


Cleaning: I hate this part the most. Havocki tells me that if I don't keep myself clean in the wilds, I'm more susceptible to diseases and illnesses which can weaken me, plus if I smell too pungent then other creatures can smell and track me down, and possibly harm me. I hate bathing though, I hated it back at home when we had a huge bath tub with so many nozzles featuring so many different pressures and temperatures of water and I hate it especially now when I only have a cold and exposed stream to clean myself in. The city has public bath houses, so sometimes I go in there if I really need to get clean, but I have to be careful as people there don't like Lupe's.


The Pack




This is Havocki, the pack leader. He's super old, super smart, and super strong. He'd be like some kind of superhero if he wanted to be but he hates being the pack leader. He's real secretive about his past, but from what I've heard it's not great. He's gruff and abrasive, and isn't one for coddling at all. My training with him was brutal at first, I was used to being catered too, but I've grown up since then and they're not so bad now. Plus, since I've been training with him he's gradually softened to me (conversationally wise, not training wise: they're still brutal as heck) and on more than one occasion he's given me some guidance when I've had personal troubles. I heard from Alex that he once had a family, and that he sort of sees me as a surrogate son. I respect Havoc an awful lot, so that makes me real happy!


This is Alexandiir, Havoc's second in command and probably my favorite Lupe in the entire pack. My actual mom is aloof and sort of distant, not unloving just finds it difficult to show it; being a Policelupe and all that. But Alex is really warm and loving and caring. She's always prepared to listen to me and play games. Her cave is really warm even though it's made of stone, and it's not far from my copse so I go to visit her a lot. She's got a real sadness about her, and like Havoc once had a family that she lost. Her husband was a sailor who died at sea and her son twins are all grown up and moving all around Neopia that they don't get to visit her that much. Even though she's nearly as old as Havoc she looks much younger. Alex has this really weird glow about her, she wasn't painted Glowing or anything, she's a Shadow Lupe, but she still has this glow.


Illosiala, the Winter Tunderess or Illos is a strange Lupess. She's more of a spirit than an actual living being, however she was born fairly recently and isn't as old as the other Seasonal spirits. She's got beautiful long ice horns, and her fur is silken with a frosty bite to the edges. She lives in the mountains in some ice caves, far from where the rest of us live, although distance doesn't seem to be an issue for her. Despite what many of you would think, she has a spry and energetic personality. When I asked her about this she merely said that she sees herself as the eager wind that seeks to sweep the lands to let the world know that Winter has arrived. It doesn't make much sense to me either, but I wouldn't want to bring her down. On really frigid days when the cold reaches even into my Den, she appears beside me and lets me cuddle her. Initially she's cold to the touch, so cold it almost hurts, but she has a really worm core where her heart is that melts all the cold away. Illos makes me feel safe when I'm particularly homesick.


Krankey is a robotic Lupe. I'm not sure what its gender is, when I ask it just says; that's neither really here nor there, is it? I don't know what that means but it seems happy enough my calling it an it. Krankey is a complex AI, whatever that means, but has recently come to odds with it's programming. It states it has no raison d'ĂȘtre, which apparently means a reason for existing. It asked me what my raison d'ĂȘtre was. I don't even know, but I told it I was happy not knowing, that spending my time doing what I enjoy makes me happy and that's all I care about. This seemed to confuse Krankey more, though it has taken up a hobby - researching all the great AI's of fictional history, which is good. If I had to describe Krankey's personality, I'd say it was incredibly curious; to the point of being bad mannered, but you can't really blame it for that.


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Other Friends




This is Bellerina, don't be fooled by her pretty girly name - she's the hardiest Pirate Meerca you'll ever likely to meet. She looks mean doesn't she? She's not all that mean, but she's strict and tough as nails. She used to be an actual Pirate, before deciding to settle down and become a nanny. I have no idea what drove her to do that, being a nanny is certainly not the first retirement job I'd suggest. If you ask her about it she'll clip you about the ears and tell you not to be nosy. My parents used to have her babysit for me a lot when they where too busy to see to me, and while she is strict she does reward good behavior, usually with chocolate so I like her! At the moment she takes care of two of my best friends on Neopia! I'm not sure why she wears that maid outfit; Alex thinks its because it eases peoples minds and gives her a more maternal look, but Panic thinks she just likes to play dress-up. Personally, I think it's probably both. Don't tell her I said that though! ;)


This is Hokulai. Havoc decided a little while back that I was surrounded by adults waaay too often, and that I should enjoy the company those my age while I still could. He introduced me to Hoku, the Baby Eyrie. Hoku is an orphan, but he's being raised by Belle now so I don't worry about him. He's got a strange personality, he can be tough and fiesty one minute and then shy and withdrawn the next. He loves play fighting though, and I can never resist a good scrap. My training with Havoc has been paying off though, I have the endurance and resilience to last a good while in a fight against Hoku - but it can be tough, he's got a lot of strength - enough to make up for his lack of endurance and resilience. He's a sore loser though, sometimes I let him win just so he doesn't sulk.


Cyssia is another orphan that Belle is taking care of. She's like the little sister I never had, but she's so shy it's difficult to talk to her. She has a Plushie Yullie Petpet called Pou, who actually speaks for her most of the time. I'm not sure if Pou is a real Petpet or if it's Cyssia doing really good ventriloquism - since her Petpet sounds a lot like her only gruffer. But her mouths doesn't mouth when Pou talks and she looks totally innocent that it's really difficult to tell if it is her or not. One day I'll find out! When Hoku and I aren't play fighting, we usually play small, quiet games with her and her maybe-not-Petpet, trying to draw her out of her shell. She spooks easily though, and both Hoku and I are so mischievous by our own admittance that sometimes it's too much to resist playing pranks on her. We don't do it too often though, Belle's got a mean swing with a rolling pin! xD


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When I first arrived at the Pack's territory, I was made to sleep outside until I could build a home for myself. That night I slept in the dark wilderness for the first time in my life, and I was scared beyond belief. When I finally managed to fall asleep, I had the strangest dream. A Ghost Zafara called Panicku introduced herself to me, and explained that she was a Dream Ghost. She wouldn't tell me what that was, but she said she was a nice ghost and that she was drawn to me by my fear. She picked me up and flew me with her white feathered wings into nicer places, I dreamed I was warm and safe, and managed to have a perfectly restful sleep. She doesn't visit often, and she can only appear in my dreams. Havoc's assured me that she's very much real, and that her predicament was well and truly deserved, but it made her a better person. Whatever that means.


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Petpet




This is Rebel, he's a White Gruslen. On his head is Polip, a Bumbluz - but please, don't try to tell him it's there. Petpetpet's are sneaky devils who like to nest on Petpets, and are the best at being entirely unnoticed by their host. You can tell Rebel all you like that Polip is there but he'll never believe you. I named the Bumbluz, if he's gonna be there we might as well have a name for him and just calling him "The Bumbluz" seems so impersonal, you know?

Rebel used to belong to Havocki. Havocki basically used him as a living diary, he confessed everything to the little Petpet. None of us know much about Havocki, but from how touchy he is about it we can only assume its not good. Anyway, Rebel was his sole confidant.

Kupo (the Snowbunny turned Faellie), was my old Petpet, and we had a lot of fun together. One day, when we were visitng Alex in her cave not far from my Copse, Kupo got into a fight with Alex's grumpy Petpet, Quincy the Crokabek. Quincy was slow, but heavy, and it didn't take much for him to overpower my poor Kupo. My instincts took over, and I charged at the Crokabek. I swatted him off my Petpet, but Quincy was in a wild rage. He began attacking me, I had no choice but to defend myself. Adrenaline running through my veins, I attacked the Petpet with all I had. Our scuffle only lasted minutes, I had several cuts and bruises where he'd clawed me with his talons and headbutted me, but Quincy was far worse off. I think I broke his wing.

I was devastated, I tried to apologize to Quincy, but he was so angry. He limped away from Alex's cave, and never came back. Alex waited for weeks for him to return, optimistic that he would calm down and come home, but he didn't. A friend in the city sent me a message a while later, telling me Quincy had a new home with a new family. I broke the news to Alex as kindly as I could, Kupo by my side. She broke down, became very upset, I didn't know what to do. All Kupo and I could do was apologize and cuddle her. Eventually, when Alex had stopped crying, she took comfort from our hugs.That's when Kupo whispered in my ear, he wanted to stay with Alex.I was a little upset, but I could see why he wanted to do it. I agreed. Kupo offered himself to Alex, and she accepted, after about 15 minutes.

That was when an amazing thing happened, Kupo glowed white, and when his light dimmed down; he was suddenly a Black Faellie! I was so shocked, Alex especially. Kupo had managed to transform himself into a Black Faellie with some Faerie magic locked away inside himself so he could match Alex! It was really extraordinary.

A couple of days later, when I arrived for my lessons with Havocki alone, Havock questioned me about why I was so suddenly genuinely interested in what he had to say. I explained the situation, Havocki was pleased that I had defended my Petpet, and he said not to worry myself about Quincy. That was when he spoke quietly with Rebel and asked him if he would be my Petpet. I wasn't sure about it at first, but Rebel accepted it with grace and trotted to my side without reluctance. I asked Havocki what he would do about a Petpet for his own, but he assured me he would find a new one.

That's how Rebel came to being my Petpet. At first he was really stiff and too serious, but Petpet's are naturally happy and fun loving creatures. Some only become sullen or angry because their Neopet is, very few ever keep their own personality. So after a couple of days, he eventually became a light and happy Gruslen. Though he's not as fond of tricks as Kupo is, he's still a great friend. I'm very grateful for him.




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