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Arranged in order of when he first met them in canon. I spent way too long on these and took a lot of liberties so... Apply salt as needed. Everything is purely for entertainment purposes and is in no way considered canon; it was just my way of having fun with possibilities.

Please don't use the hypo pup designs.

Warning: Drama ahead, proceed with caution.




Olega
    Returning to Fellfang and reuniting with her daughter, Moth, Olega continued to resist Fable as he carries the blood of Arn. Rutnik made it his mission to change her mind; he took it upon himself to prove that the Jarl was different than his ancestors. In the process of spending time with her, the male found himself admiring her resolve; even as he fought to change her he couldn't help taking a liking to her. She began to develop feelings for him as well, though she dismissed them until Moth gave her the push she needed. The two took time to develop their relationship; Olega confessed to him in her usual blunt way and Rutnik returned her feelings. They became mates, but even so she found it difficult to fully trust Fable. Rutnik made peace with her judgement, deciding that stubbornness was one of her best qualities. Their marriage was far from perfect; in fact, they separated twice over the course of their pups' childhoods. Still, they always came to an understanding, because as Fable often reminded Rutnik: your wife is always right, even when she's not.
  1. Aztec: Carefree and fearless, Olega and Rutnik's eldest was a free-spirited she-wolf with an immense heart. She was kind to everyone and it became her inevitable downfall. Her innocence prevented her from seeing any fault in others; at a young age she found love with a rogue outside of the pack. Their courtship was innocent enough; the male didn't push Aztec to do anything she didn't want and they planned to start a new life together. Still, she was worried her mother wouldn't approve. Olega, not wanting to repeat her own terrible experience, forbade her daughter from seeing him; instead of obeying Olega, Aztec feared she would lose her love. She went to meet him, however when she arrived at their usual spot she immediately blacked out. They found her not a day later; her body was torn apart as if flung like a doll, her face frozen in fear.
  2. Inca: The quieter, but equally kind, younger pup of Rutnik and Olega's only litter; he was more cynical than his elder sister, taking everything with a grain of salt. Aztec's voice of reason, when she told him about her plans to elope he immediately informed their parents. That was the night she left home. The experience scarred their son, causing Rutnik and Olega to become over-protective and shut him away from the outside world. He avoided interacting with even other members of the skuld; he came to fear his own words as well, refusing to speak a word to anyone. His condition improved with age, and after his parents passed he was forced to integrate with the pack again. The pain never truly faded away and he remained alone in Fellfang until his natural death, unable to move on.
Tayen
    They'd met once long ago; her stumbling upon Fellfang a second time must have been fated. At first Rutnik was excited to show her around, to introduce her to the skuld and make her feel at home. She was more than happy to follow his lead. After the volcano consumed their old territory and he was nowhere to be found, she realized how useless she felt. Upon his return she demanded he help her find a purpose, and when he discovered how natural of a hunter she was he naturally suggested the Hunt. He helped her learn to communicate with her peers, growing closer by the day. When he finally declared his feelings to her she turned him down. She didn't want their friendship to change; yet, when he insisted things would only get better she allowed him to court her properly. His attempts were so ridiculous and adorable and painfully honest that she couldn't deny him any longer. They married alongside the Jarl and Lady, Rutnik more than happy to announce his love for Tayen before the entire skuld.
  1. Indus: (designed by ipann) A rebellious young male with an affinity for adventure; he was extremely protective of his younger siblings, Lyra especially. He knew from puphood that he wanted to follow in his father's pawsteps, and sought training from Rutnik even then. It wasn't until he realized he could never leave Fellfang that he changed his mind. As a young adult he decided to see the rest of the domain, and though his parents weren't disappointed in him, they were worried he wasn't ready to face the world by himself. Castor and Pollux followed suit, the three littermates exploring high and low, visiting other packs both friendly and not. Life was good until they caught the eye of Vektren's Gods. Castor and Pollux were kidnapped, leaving Indus to run back home. He tried to get help from the skuld, but the Jarl wouldn't allow them to declare war against the much larger pack. Instead Rutnik and Draco joined him in an attempt to save their family; they managed to break the Vektreni border, but in the end they were slaughtered by the traps that lay within. Their hearts were offered to Senisteros, and Fellfang was unable to raise a paw against them. Tayen soon passed away due to her broken heart.
  2. Draco: Effectively the large litter's middle child. Draco was violent; it's possible this was his attempt to stand out. Indus had Rutnik, Castor and Pollux had Tayen, so he became attached skuldmate Baely. He started working as a member of the Vanguard before his siblings had even completed their respective trainings; spending so much of his own time patroling the borders, he didn't grow particularly attached to any of them. When Indus returned with news of the twins' abduction he finally saw a chance to be noticed by his parents, and volunteered to help. They never returned. In his final moments, Rutnik was trying to drag him away from Vektren; his last memory was his father being cut down as the world dissolved away.
  3. Castor: Elder twin to Pollux; an exceptionally bright wolf with a love for Fellfang's history and legends. He took it upon himself to study every story he could, much to the chagrin of his elder siblings who saw his interests as a less-than-productive investment. Still he kept at it, and when Indus announced his intentions to leave home, Castor wanted to stay in Fellfang. It was Pollux's decision to leave that resulted in him joining their little party; he was afraid of being separated from his twin, much as he hated to admit it. When they were captured by Vektren, Castor was the first to break. Easily succumbing to their reeducation techniques, he would've spilled his guts for them, but they worked a little too well. His mind was crushed, and the wolf was unable to remember anything of use, or much of anything in general. Cast aside for his inability to function as even a servant, he wandered the wilds alone until he was lost to the elements.
  4. Pollux: The strongest pup of the litter, it was easy to see he was fit for hunting as his muscles developed. Mother's little angel, he accompanied her on adventures with the Hunt throughout his young life. It came as a surprise to the whole family when he decided to join Indus to travel, but he explained it was his job to keep his elder brother out of trouble. He put up quite the fight when Vektren came after them; they had to injure his body just to subdue him, permanently paralyzing his lower half. Escape was hopeless, but he still held out against the torture and brain-washing. He wanted to die, but he knew he couldn't leave Castor alone. When he was told Indus, Draco, and Rutnik had fallen to the Vektreni, he lost his mind. Becoming an unwilling slave of Vektren, he served them until his untimely death.
  5. Lyra: Rutnik and Tayen's only daughter; she never had high expectations for herself, simply seeing her life as a matter of course. She took everything in stride, becoming a Caregiver and looking after her skuldmates. A bit rough around the edges as she came from a litter of boys, she never expected anything to happen. That was until suddenly her family had disappeared from the world. Before she knew it she'd blinked and they'd left her alone. Her brothers and father lost or killed by Vektren, her mother succumbed to the shock of it all; it was a wonder she could survive, but she did. Taking refuge in the skuld she was able to live a normal, if numb, life. Finding a mate of her own as an aged adult, Lyra refused to have anything to do with having pups. They grew old together and died side-by-side on the Elska Shore.
Aniu
    A love that could never be; Rutnik and Aniu met before Fable became Jarl of Fellfang. The stress of Story's rule drove Rutnik to find an outlet; he sought something that could numb his pain and that something was a mysterious Vektreni female. They didn't ask questions, only enjoyed each other's company. It was meant to be no-strings-attached engagement, yet they couldn't help feeling more than that. It wasn't until Aniu announced her pregnancy that they were forced to break their stalemate and take action. In the end they couldn't go through with it; Aniu valued her position in Vektren, and Rutnik wouldn't even consider leaving the skuld behind. The she-wolf blamed her litter on fellow Vektreni, Andras, and was able to give birth. With her time taken up caring for her pups, she stopped visiting Rutnik altogether. When the youngest fell victim to an attack by another wolf, Aniu realized she couldn't handle parenthood after all. The last they spoke was in a cave where she told him about their children; she disappeared into the night, never to return to the domain. 
  1. Melody: Before she had the chance to grow, Aniu and Rutnik's eldest daughter's life was snuffed out; an attack by a crazed loner left her infected with an incurable disease. With no other choice to save themselves, she was disposed of. Though her death had been directly carried out by Vektren and caused by an outsider, Aniu blamed herself for the loss of her pup. After informing their father of what'd transpired, the she-wolf left the pack and the domain.
  2. Aria: From a young age she knew her family wasn't normal; she had no father, then no mother. It was unnatural, and Aria didn't like that one bit. The pack itself scared her; though she'd been born there the thought of spilling wolf blood made her squeamish; She believed herself too dainty to become a cold-blooded killer. Running away from Vektren as soon as she could, the juvenile found herself in Aryn. There were families there, proper families and odd ones too, but she didn't mind all that much. Without regard for anyone there she demanded they adopt her, a request the pack was more than happy to fulfill. Finally she had a proper pair of parents and swaths of siblings to boot, and still something was missing. Memories started to come to her, those of an older sister of her own; she began to feel guilty for forgetting such an important wolf in her life, and she fled Aryn too. Unwilling to rejoin Vektren, the she-wolf journeyed north where she happened upon Fellfang. Rutnik didn't recognize her at first, but Aniu's features in their daughter were unmistakable. He told her what little he knew of Melody, her elder sister, and offered her a home with the skuld. 
Calida
    The strongest couple Fellfang had ever seen, and likely will ever see again. They were dedicated to a fault, both to the pack and each other. Calida's loyalty to the skuld impressed Rutnik from early on, but he saw an innocence in her he was unwilling to taint. As she revealed more about herself he drew further into his shell, trying to protect her from his past. It got to the point where he avoided her, and Calida put her foot down. Talking at length about his history, at first she was shocked. He gave her space to process it all, and the next day she decided they needed each other, that they were better when they were together. Rutnik submited to her determination, over time coming to terms with both himself and his love for her. In the end she was right; Fellfang flourished, due in no small part to their contributions as a team. Their relationship wasn't built on passion, but rather stability; they were friends first, and they never forgot to respect each other.
  1. Stella: Born in the shadow of Fellfang's greats, she pushed herself to exceed her parents legacies. The sole prize of her litter, she was raised mainly by Aria, her elder half-sister, due to the nature of her parents' work. Like her father she decided to become a Vanguard initially, however as time passed she found her skills were more suited for the role of Witch-Doctor. Aspiring to be the pack's finest Aldinwitch, she pestered every wolf who had even the littlest knowledge of herbs or healing to teach her everything they knew. She wasn't just talk either, everyone who taught her found it remarkable how studious she could be when she tried. By the time she was a young adult she'd managed to outstrip her peers and even her seniors in knowledge by synthesizing everything they'd taught her. Then the time came for her to put her skills to the test; Aria had been gored. A deer had thought it wise to skewer her with its antlers and the she-wolf was fading fast. Stella did everything she could to revive her, but nothing worked; none of the skills she'd gained could save her sister's life. She fell into an incurable spiral of doubt and self-hate, culminating in her blinding herself so she didn't have to see Aria's ghost anymore. Hiding away deep within the Grenmyrk Forest, she lived in relative solitude for the remainder of her life. Rutnik and Calida, though heartbroken, understood.
Nanayi
    Rutnik wasn't looking for love when he met Nanayi; on the contrary he dropped in on her rather rudely. She was a welcome distraction from the stresses of his position, though she had her own troubles too. He helped her find a place in the skuld as a Witch-Doctor, remaining a source of stability for the she-wolf. When he disappeared to rescue Keme, Nanayi was left at a loss. His return was followed by a lecture from her, talking his ears off about how worried she may or may not have been. Rutnik was left to earn her trust again, but instead he wormed his way into her heart. When she finally got up the courage to tell him he didn't know what to think and brushed it off as one of her jokes. Her reaction was worse than expected, and she tried to run away from Fellfang. He went after her, catching her in a storm and confessing he felt the same, he just didn't realize it. She rightfully told him off, but returned to the pack with him. It wasn't long before they were married, though she initially insisted they wait before having pups just in case she changed her mind. Once she had her first child however, she wanted more much to both of their surprise. After the second they decided that was enough; by that point their first pup had become a juvenile, and they were not about to go through that more times then necessary.

First Litter
  1. Cedar: (designed by shitkawa) As Nanayi and Rutnik's first dive into parenthood together, she was spoiled like mad. The center of attention, it wasn't surprising that she became inconsolably jealous when her younger siblings were born. At first she bullied them, but as they grew it became evident she was outmatched. Taking her frustrations out on whatever wouldn't fight back, Rutnik voiced his concerns to Nanayi who dismissed her actions as growing pains. When the opportunity came up to visit the faraway pack of Heylguard for diplomatic reasons, her father volunteered her in the hopes that they might teach her something. Her arrival was a disaster; she managed to embarress the entire envoy with her rude behavior, resulting in her being confined to a den for the rest of the day. It was there that she marveled at the beauty of their land, the tranquility of the pack that teetered on a mountain's edge. They were fascinated by her, and she by them. Electing to stay in the western pack, she learned their ways and was able to mature under the combined peace of Heyl's tranquility and discipline of Dawnguard teachings. 
Second Litter
  1. Ishtar: Mama's girl turned mama bear as she grew; usually involved in keeping her brothers away from their elder sister, Cedar, until they were big enough to defend themselves. She was never the direct target of the she-wolf's teasing, simply because she never let it bother her. When her brothers were pushed too far though she wouldn't hesitate to sass Cedar into submission. Her tongue was always sharp; it was her weapon. As a member of the Vanguard this served her well; she was sent to Vale along with several others to form an alliance. After the fall of the Queen they'd remained neutral neighbors, however the Jarl saw it necessary to ensure the northern pack didn't align itself with Vektren again. There she met a wolf she came to admire, one with as sharp a wit as her's. She decided to stay and eventually managed to win the Valerian female's affections. Their wedding helped steel the bonds between the two packs, and during her work as a Porter she found a passage through the mountains which cut travel back and forth down to only a couple days. Thanks to this she visits home often, much to the delight of her parents.
  2. Nabu: His weak body left him incapable of much as a pup. Nanayi had to dedicate extra time taking care of him alone, leaving little for her litter-mates, and even less for her eldest. It wasn't until he was a juvenile that he could even walk without pain; he had to undergo special training with Rutnik to build the muscles he'd never developed. The stress of looking after Nabu formed a rift between Rutnik and Nanayi; the former pushed him to grow strong while the latter was too worried about his health. In the end Nabu blamed their falling out on himself, deciding to become independent so they didn't have to worry, so they could be together again. He became fool-hardy, obsessed with proving himself so his parents wouldn't hate each other. Associating taking on danger with being able to care for himself, he was ecstatic when he was given permission to join their allies, Aryn, in a ritual bison hunt. Finally he was trusted to travel, to work for the sake of the skuld on his own. It was with this mindset that he ran after the bison, and his rash action resulted in the young wolf being stampeded to death. 
  3. Enki: A prankster by nature, for some reason he was quite popular with the she-wolves both inside and outside the skuld, much to his male peers' chagrin. Legendarily dense, his generally gentle and sweet demeanor mixed with light-hearted pranks endeared him to others easily; at the same time he hurt those close to him without realizing it. He was no womanizer, but it was because of this that his innocent actions caused misunderstandings. When he met a she-wolf who decided she hated his guts he, for once in his life, tried to actively win her over. He didn't do so for romantic reasons at first; she was a gloomy wolf who was a source of discomfort within the skuld, a new member with an attitude problem. So he acted kindly towards her, tried to help her feel at home and opened her up to their packmates. Eventually she told him why she hated him in an attempt to scare Enki off. All he could do was apologize to her, reassure her that wasn't what he wanted. Before she could give her response they were killed; the cliff beneath them gave way, plunging the wolves into the sea.

Olega (c) halloumicheese 
Tayen (c) ipann 
Aniu (c) Nouveallure 
Calida (c) MediocrePotato 
Nanayi (c) shitkawa 
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GabrielleDeLyon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
So many adorable kids HECK //takes them all and usain bolts away
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data-bull Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
D8 ALL MY KIDS
-chases-
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Naviira Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
I LOVE THEM ALL
Seriously though. It was fun to see this all come together. I really love all of the different headshots as well as the pup designs. And that write up?? JEEZE WOMAN. Amazin'. I would never have the patience. If only Rutnik was the kind of would that would go around and have all of these babies. LOL.
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data-bull Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My version of patience is obsessing then dropping and obsessing again until something's finished ;u; tis why it takes me so long to get anything done; but I had a lot of fun with this in the end~ Thank you for putting up with my wip flinging <3 -hugs- 
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Roesariel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SCREAMING
I love each one of these omg
The sad background for Melody I CANT and the renaming of Aria I weeps
This is perfect omg 
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data-bull Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I TRIED <3 
Since I kinda felt like Aniu wouldn't be able to escape a pup dying even in AU ;;o;; she's had a hard time all around.
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Roesariel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cry forever 
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MediocrePotato Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist
*Slow-claps*
Best parenting meme by far. I love how much detail you put into each couple and each pup. The dedication really does show <3

All of these pups are too cute, but for some reason i find myself gravitating towards Stella, i wonder why? X3 But her story though, it pulls on my heartstrings ;^;

No but seriously they are all beautiful, Rutnik makes some good lookin babies XD 
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data-bull Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
-much bows- <3 I really did spend too much time on this, and I don't think I'll be able to do one for ay of my other wolves with this much detail, but I'm so happy it's all finished.

Stella's just an innocent muffin too pure for this world ;o;
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hereswonderwall Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hOW CAN YOU JUST KILL MY SONS LIKE THAT IM SOBBING
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data-bull Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
THEY DIED FOR A GOOD CAUSE
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hereswonderwall Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NO I'M SAD 
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Jaeggy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg Stella is so precious
Rutnik got some genes
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data-bull Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 Stella's one of my favorites haha, Nik and Calida's markings mix beautifully~
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Jaeggy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want that baby

I love the stories too ;o;
especially the one with Vektren ending his family haha IDK why but it would be epic
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halloumicheese Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY
PARENTING MEME LEVEL 100
This is amazing, seriously! The amount of detail you've put in to each pairing option and the personalities and lives of the resulting puppies is simply outstanding. I tip my hat to you sir!
Thank you for including Olega, I seriously love the backstory and the pups tales - Aztec's is heart breaking! Exactly what Olega would fear! 8( And I adore all the designs you came up with, but bias concludes that Inca is my absolute favourite of the whole meme ;D 
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data-bull Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your hat tip is much appreciated, Loomi <3 I'm so ecstatic everyone liked them so much; I tried to keep them as realistically OC as possible but ffff it was just too much fun ;u;
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ipann Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016   Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT DATA THESE ARE ALL SO BEAUTIFUL? RUTNIK MAKES SOME HOT BABIEZ
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data-bull Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OuO that he does hehe, them S rank parent genes <3
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MatrixPotato Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg these babies are BEAUTIFUL<3 I want to steal them all ;o; someday I need to get a wolf design from you
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data-bull Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
<33 haha thank you~ I'm not even sure how these turned out so well, but I'm always happy to experiment!
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MatrixPotato Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!! <3
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