Sunday, June 26, 2011

Greely's Beginning

By Snowyclaw

All Jammers know of Greely, the dark wolf shaman, but what was he like in his early years; before magic, before Jamaa.

Chapter 1
The wind ruffled his fur as Greely stood on the grassy hill. Far below was a caribou herd, one that, luckily enough, stumbled right into pack territory. Darting in the shadows were the hunters, the swiftest and strongest of the pack, who brought down the large kill. These were the subordinate, directed by the beta they circled around the sick caribou separated from the herd, then the alpha gave the signal. Greely stepped forward.
"Get back here pup!" Growled the omega.
"I don't take orders from the omega," Greely snapped, glaring at the pale grey wolf. "I'm almost eight moons old, old enough to join in the pack hunts, I'm not a pup anymore."
The wolf winced at the cold fury in the young one's eyes. Legends of the sight, the power to see beyond, flashed through his mind, legends of dark wolves knowing dark magic...
"I'll be beta before you know it, then you'll regret treating me like a pup," Greely stalked off to the cave, joining his sister. Something moved in the corner of his eye, whipping around he found nothing. The omega looked nervous and wouldn't look at him directly.
The rest of the pack returned soon after, giving up meat for those not in the hunt. 
One wolf stood on moon watch as the pack drifted to sleep, Greely slept at the mouth of the den, under the stars.

Chapter 2
It was dark when Greely awoke, but he felt restless. He stepped lightly out of the den, making no sound. Greely murmured a greeting to the moon watcher, but he didn't turn around. Asleep are we? Greely chuckled to himself, ready to pounce on his pack-mate. Then he jumped through him. Yelping in surprise he looked at his paws; they were were made of a dark mist, not solid. His body looked asleep in the den. Is this a dream? Greely wondered. He spent the entire moonrise exploring the territory, never getting tired and never need to pause to catch his breath. Sometimes his mist shape would be wolf, other times a bird, but most of the time a shadow, melting into the landscape. As moonset came he wandered back to the den, gleeful from the freedom he experienced. Suddenly it was there again, something in the peripherals of his vision. He tried to catch sight of it, but it disappeared when he faced it. What if... Greely focused his outer eye on the den, while his inner eye roamed. This was the true sight, seeing things beyond, seeing the fabric of time and space. There was a tear in that fabric, and through it Greely could see dark and light, shadows and mist. He felt pulled toward it, like he was part of it. Looking back to the den he saw his pack and knew he must make a choice. 

Chapter 3
Greely knew where he belonged now. Stepping through the fabric he felt his shape give way, and felt the life he once knew end. Now a shadow in the mist. A grey heron formed from the mist, somehow he  was not surprised.
"What is your business shadow?" The heron murmured.
"I belong here, I am a dark wolf." Greely replied, the heron looked taken aback.
"Then you are the one foretold, welcome to the new land. I am Mira, the Sky Mother."
Greely felt the mist clear and found himself a wolf once more, yet still part shadow. He felt the magic of the Canyons fill his veins, filling him with a powerful energy. He could feel the aura of the world strengthen against his shadow magic, and he knew that his time had come.

The End of the Beginning

54 comments:

  1. Awesome... awesome story! I love it! Please make more!

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  2. @Anonymous
    Thank you! I'm trying to post one every Sunday.
    ~Snowyclaw

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    1. You should do a story of how all the animals in animal jam can be buddies and what it means to be a good buddy :3

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    2. pawsome stroy snowy!

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  3. How do you get all that stuff? Its so cool! I am WolfJulia I think I saw you in Coral Canyons!

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  4. @Julia
    It just pops out of my head! And thanks. Thanks for noticing my roaming, hope to see you in Jamaa!
    ~Snowyclaw

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  5. Snowyclaw can u make a peck 1 next?~aurorakismet9

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  6. @ aurorakismet9
    I'm trying to make one right now!
    ~Snowyclaw

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  7. i love all your stories. i dont know how you do it but i get ingaved in it and cant stop reading. you have real gift. hope to see you in jamaa.

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  8. @silverstorm99
    Thank you so much! It means a lot to me for you to say that. I'll try to work on more stories. :)
    ~Snowyclaw

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  9. one thing to say... GREELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :D

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  10. snowyclaw can u make a deer as a animal i love animals my best friend MN16 and i love animal jam I'm almost on it all day oh and i love your den. A girl said harddress are coming out is she right? Can you buddy me please.

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  11. awesome snowclaw! thats an awesome story but thats not REALLY how greely started and btw >.< who are the jammers on the side there?
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  12. Whoa. I don't know HOW you did that, but it was amazing. I really loved it.
    Can't wait for the next animal.

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  13. Dear snowy,
    Is greely a shaman you can meet on Aj? If so can some one tell me how to?

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  14. Wow....I saw Kosmo yesterday!!!!
    I was hoping you would add me Snowyclaw.
    I have free chat & im a memeber!
    My user name is pawss.
    I <3 ur stories
    MAKE MORE PELASE! also,
    Do Rubys' beginning
    the crocadile Shaman
    I beg you to add me im really nice :3

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    1. You mean Cosmo? How do you see Shamans?! D:

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  15. These are EPIC stories SnowyClaw!!!!!!! ^.^

    SpiritHowl

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  16. Hey snowyclaw so... Am i really your best friend!

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    1. M i thought i WAS your best friend.

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  17. PLEASE MAKE HARPER THE SEAL SHAMANS BEGINNING!!!!!
    Please Snowyclaw!
    -makes puss in boots eyes-
    Pwease

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  18. Can someone plz say the real begining for greely
    I need it so bad I used this story to get greely but now i am disapointed it didn't work! >:( PS: Snowyclaw I love your blog! i changed blogs from witchhatbunny to you! Your blog is interesting

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  19. this is just like my story wolf howler but wolf howler has nothing to do with animal jam anyways this is a great story you should do a story for the seal shaman

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  20. Thank you for Harpers beginning! Thank you a lot Snowyclaw! Today i saw you but you left as soon as i got there ^.^
    I sent you too random Jam-a-grams ^.^

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  21. Gotta love wolfs!!!!

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  22. dear snowy i love you're story's but i sorta made a book and it was about the shamans when they were in Jamaa already and your story's are great for the land of animals!!!

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  23. Is it true that if u have enough wolves dancing in front of best dressed, Greely will appear?

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  24. sorry for asking but when the shamans leave the real world for Jamma do they....ya know......die?Or does something else happen so they dont die?do they disappear? or do they die? please respond thanks!
    ~Pu94000

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  25. Brilliant stories! I read about; Harper, Peck, Gilbert and Greely! Greely's Beginning was my favourite lolz!
    ADD ME SNOWYCLAW!
    Spiralwish.

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  26. Awesome story what other storys you got

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  27. make marco's beggining

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  28. I really love Harper's beginning! Snowyclaw, please add me. I'm sealpup113. That's my username. And anonymous guy before me, who's Marco? I think you mean the koala, Cosmo, dude.

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  29. hunterwolf1122 not the end now!!!!! i want to hear more!!!!! :'(

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  30. Hi snowyclaw! I love your stories! Please write more! Oh and if you are somebody who reads this blog and loves to write stories, please take a moment to write a story for all of us to read. Thank you and bye!

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  31. i've seen Peck before. Shes bigger thena bunny o-o she was in coral canyons next to the paint shop thing.

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  32. Wow, this is amazing! My friend was talking to me about your story's and like she said, they are very spiritual. I love em!!!

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  33. my favs r greely and sir gilbert ^.^ i saw them both after telling my friends jamma`s history :D

    im techyseal50791

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  34. i love the stories!! how do you come up with them? you're the best!

    ~loveygirl03

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  35. this is.. awesome!!
    i love your stories ssssssssssooooooooooo much, add me please i'm hongchen12345
    i have a few rares.... lol

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  36. damn, you're so cool
    i was in your den once, and it glitches
    its sssssssssoooooooo cool

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  37. please add me,
    i'm hongchen12345
    your stoies are so damn cool

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  38. can you make some music videos?
    please make these songs, those are my favorite
    catch my breath-kelly clarkson
    stronger-kelly clarkson
    i gotta feeling-black eye peas

    please add me, i'm hongchen12345
    and always unlock your den
    i hope i see you in jamaa!
    XD

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  39. whoa this is cool...!

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  40. Hey snowy, will you make one on Peck? she is my favorite!

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  41. You should do a story about Peck

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  42. That story was epic! My favourite Shamans are Greely, Peck and Sir Gilbert. If you could make a story aout Peck, that would be great!

    ~Stellasealion

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  43. Hey snowy claw amazing story! please add me im GODSFRIEND108.

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  44. I hate the spiritualness.. >:u not to be mean or anything,

    but

    I think that Greely and the alphas are not sprits or ghosts, but REAL ANIMALS LIKE AJHQ SAID!!!!

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  45. Wow! Snowy that was amazing!
    - Happy98186

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