I am thinking about recruiting players for a new character class for the Wolf Clan, Wolf Friends. These would be characters that are played as actual Wolves, full-time in the game. They would stay in the form of a wolf and not speak, but communicate through movement, sounds and emotes: Woof, Grrr, Yelp, *whines* *howls* *sniffs* *cries* *snarls* *bears teeth* *poke with nose* *bites them* *rips out their throat* *tears off this hide* *begs* *ears up* *ears lay back* *tail curls* *limps* *licks wounds* *pants* *licks chops* *scratches* *tracking* This is possible through two methods, Ninjitsu Animal Form and by the spell Polymorph now that they have removed the timer. [Edit] Ninjitsu is preferred. Experiments with the polymorph wolf form have shown several reasons that it is not as effective for this type of RP. Do not take Magery on your wolf friend character. Each Wolf Friend can call up his own Wolf Pack. This is possible through three methods, Animal Taming, Necro spell Dark Wolf (gives wolf mastery) and Ninjitsu Mirror Image. [Edit] Taming other wolves, though possible has failed in this type of RP because of the automatic speech it produces. The template would require Fencing to use the claw weapon Tekagi unless something more suitable can be found. [Edit] If a weapon has to be used, Tekagi is preferred. However, wolf friends are not intended to be vastly more powerful than regular wolves and turn out to not have strong PvP or PvM value. Wrestling is the combat skill of choice for sparring/playing/challenging for position/hunting game animals. The Tekagi and other weapons make wolf friends vastly overpowered for normal woodland encounters. To fight off Ogres and such, wolf friends will have to fight as a pack - not alone. What other possible skills? Hiding, Stealth, Tracking, Animal Lore, Veterinary, Healing, Anatomy, Tactics [Edit] Hiding is good, Stealth is very powerful but also too much fun to put a limit on, Tracking is paramount, there is no need for Veterinary if wolf friends are not training animals, Healing - I would rather let it be natural or rely on Humans for, Anatomy and Tactics may be irrelevant for damage increase unless you are a Alpha or some other Hero type wolf.