Werewolves are divided into two groups: Pack and non-Pack. Non-Pack werewolves are commonly referred to as "mutts" and "scrapers," and are typically loners who try to avoid the attention of the pack.

The strongest, wisest werewolf of the pack is often appointed to hold the Alpha position. To become an Alpha, you must do one of two things. You must either kill the Alpha werewolf in a sanctioned battle, witnessed by a majority of your pack members, you must be appointed by the previous Alpha of the pack. Once in charge, they rule autonomously.

Typically, the Alpha serves as all branches of government. He alone decides the rules, ultimately enforces the rules, and he judges on a case by case basis. His judgments are final. Severe cases usually award Banishment, being sent away from the pack explicitly, and rarely even death. Other methods of enforcing laws include varying degrees of social shunning and corporal punishment.

  • Abjuration : Considered to be the utmost worst thing that can happen to a werewolf, or a friend of the pack. Abjuration is something that one member of the pack can do, or the pack as a whole can do when someone (be it friend or pack member) does something unspeakable. Abjuration is the renunciation of the person's involvement with the Were on a personal level, or in greater cases on a pack level. The abjured person is no longer "seen", "heard", or thought to be alive by the abjurer. Their presence is ignored, and they are in effect exiled from the abjurer's life. They are, by Pack Law, never allowed to return to the abjurer, or to involve themselves in the abjurer's life.
  • Friends of the Pack : An Alpha is allowed to claim anyone as a friend of the pack. By doing so, the Alpha is accepting of this person, and offering said person the protection of his brethren. On the same note, being accepted as a friend of the pack means that the person must also care for the pack and help them in times of crisis or need. A werewolf in the pack may seek audience with the Alpha to obtain a special compensation for someone that they are close to. However, it is still ultimately up to the Alpha whether or not to accept the person as a friend of the pack.

In some packs, the Alpha is served and advised by the Geri and the Freki1, the second and third in command of the pack respectively. The Geri and Freki act on behalf of the Alpha, and carry out his commands. Pack members may bring issues and concerns to either of these positions, and have them present their case to the Alpha.


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