Inspired from the pack of carnivorous Mightyena who were around when Sherri went missing all the way back in mission 1! This pack of Mightyena is called the forbidden fangs.
Umbra, the Mightyena on the right, is the leader of the pack. All the pack members address her as though she were their mother, even if this is not biologically the case. In return, Umbra treats the rest of the pack as though they were her children. She cares for them deeply, and is always concerned with the welfare of every member. She is indifferent to anyone who isn't a member of the pack.
Mainly, it was her instincts as a carnivore that led her to live this way, and thanks to that, she became exiled from Tao. Ever since then she has gathered Pokemon with similar minds, and thus the Forbidden Fangs were born. She now reasons this way of life as "living the way nature intended her to."
She has no interest at all about what other mons think of her, unless she is associated with that of a scavenger. She takes pride in being a hunter, and so she looks down upon those who feed off those who are already dead.
Unless she is desperate, she will give her prey the chance to defend themselves. Sometimes this has lead to her prey escaping. Those who do escape she deems as mons who have earned the right to live. Needless to say, not many mons can say they've escaped her.
She is covered in scars from various battles, and she wears the bones of the mons that put up the toughest fights. As well, her eyes are different compared to most Mightyena. She has an extremely intense stare, which can intimidate the bravest of Pokemon. This is a trait she seems to have also passed on to her daughter.
Penumbra is the daughter of Umbra, and heir to the leader of the pack. The rest of the pack affectionately refer to her as 'Penny'. Even though she has her moms eyes, she has a more mild nature. As well, either it's because she hasn't been exposed to it too much, or because she actually doesn't like it, she hasn't quite developed a taste for meat yet, with her first hunt leaving her upset.
1: Name: Umbra Species: Mightyena Nature: Serious Characteristic: Strong Willed Moves: Poison Fang, Fire Fang, Embargo, Retaliate
Hi, I just found this pic while looking for Poochyena refs, and OMG this pack sounds soooooo much like the pack my Ash comes from. If its ok with you, would you allow me to expand on the background of the pack to fit with my ideas for a Pokemon dog pack? The pack my Ash comes from was a pack comprised of canine Pokemon that at one point lived in the Prismatic forest. The leader and Ash's father was a mighty Arcanine who unfortunately was killed when Trivoli got tired of the pack's presence and massacred the pack with his dragon followers. Ash managed to escape with only a slash to her eye (and now because of a freak time rip when Jasmine tried and failed to return to the future). I have some backstory planned out and the pack is really old(originally broken up 20-30 years before Ash first made the team after traveling on her own in the old timeline).
So what I'm asking is that is it possible to merge your pack with the remnants of mine in the present, saying Umbra found and became the leader of the pack after she left Tao? Or even have her as Ash's sister who moved to Tao before wanting to return to her wild ways of her early life?
Again, I'm just really ecstatic that I found this since it meshes so well with what I already had planned for my character. If you agree with it, then I'll make it a point to have my Ash meet with Umbra in a future event or side comic.XD
(Also, is you pack ONLY Yenas of are you ok with adding more canine pokes in the pack? My original pack was mixed, but if you insist on only Yenas I can say that only the Yenas were brave enough to keep up the pack after the Trivoli attack.)
Haha! That's really neat! Sure! Feel free to use them!
The reason why it is a Mightyena only pack is because it is based off of a rescuer mission back in mission 1. Rescuers were to save Sherri from a pack of hungry Mightyena. However, lately I have been thinking it would probably be more realistic if there were more than one kind of Pokemon in it. If you look closely at Umbra, though, you will see that she is wearing something a Houndoom has on it's chest on her neckless. That is because she defeated a Houndoom in battle. Just giving you a little something to work with if you wanted. Actually, all those bones she wears were that of an opponent she defeated. The Houndoom was just the toughest.
But yeah, if you want to use them for your story please feel free. And if you have anything you would want to know about them then you can ask me anything.
Also know, though, that when I created the forbidden fangs, Umbra started them when she was banished for not conforming to the rules of Tao. She gathered some like minded Pokemon and left the village. It was also a while since that happened. The forbidden fangs don't really trust outsiders, so they would probably need to prove themselves or something like that.
I understand that. But yeah I think a pack of mixed pokemon would be good as well.
Heh, I had a little backstory rhough out about Ashes early pack life, and I had though of using a Manetric as a contender for her rightful place as pack leader after her father died, but I could easily use a houndoom instead. that might actually work better in fact. Then i could say after the pack was attacked and Ash disappeared, he became leader to the survivors in a small group. Then years later Umbra and her pack met him and killed him and let the other join her with her as their new leader. It not unreasonable to have gained a few followers in this way, especially from a small pack.
How do you feel about Umbra being a possible sister to my Ash? She could be her younger sister who was taken to Tao as a pup to protect her after the attack(and from the new houndoom leader). That way she doesnt remember much of her past or vaugely enough to want to live wild as she ages. If not, i can still work with it and have Ash recognize some of her pack members in the group, thinking its her pack(partly right) and challenge her saying she should lead them and not some village born mutt. Either way, it'll end with Ash convinced the pack's in good paws by having a strong leader that will uphold their old values. Still i think the sister idea would be funny, since with the time jumps her little sister would now be older and stronger than her since she jumped time as an older teen.XD
That idea for merging sounds cool. And also it sounds plausible too. After killing the leader Umbra might give them the option to join them or die.
The only family plans I had for Umbra is that she has 1 daughter who she had with an unknown father. Somewhere in Umbra's family tree, poison fang slipped in there. Originally I was planning to have her father be a Seviper. But also fire fang slipped in there too. Not saying Umbra can't have a sister. But if you can make it interesting then I say, 'why not?'
Umbra also has really menacing eyes that would really hinder a lesser mon.
I can easily put those moves in her father's move set along with ice fang, since I always imagined Ash's father to be the kind of mon who favors up close and physical attacks. Not to mention they are all from the Field egg group, so with a smeargle or something he could easily have all of those moves. And if he can't learn poison fang then I might say it came from their mother in a rare passing, or she was taught without being born with it. And Ash sharing the same eyes won't be a problem, since I've always given her a fierce stare. I just never specifically mentioned it since I figured it went with her fierce persona and upbringing I gave to her, like you could tell just by looking at her that she was a wild Pokemon that had no problem doing whatever it took to survive, killing included.
And I'll see what I can come up with until I decide to use the plan. I have plenty of time to work out the kinks until then.
They look pretty interesting characters! I'll bet if my team ever ran into the Forbidden Fangs, they'd put up a fairly good fight...and barely escape with their lives! Though, it probably wouldn't help much for Hunter, since she's a Ghost-type.
However, that might be soon since Zola's somewhere deep in the forest right now, and she might end up running into Umbra.
All in all, they are very interesting NPC's, and I hope they get accepted!
Just an fyi. I've updated their movesets just so you can get an idea how she fights. She has a move that makes her fangs particularly dangerous. Embargo, meaning after she poisons/burns you, you won't be able to use healing items for a while.
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