Rosewolves
Rosewolves
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"(The) Rosepit"

Description: Rosewolves can best be described as these really tall roses with (typically) eight octopus tentacles, and a large canine mouth at the center. Rosewolves can move pretty much every part of their body, but their roots hold them securely in one place. Their stems are incredibly dense1, along with their jaw, but their pedals are rather cardboard-esk. As far as I know, the mouths don't have any sort of tissue on it, making their strength even more astounding. The tentacles aren't as powerful as you'd think, though they're still rather interesting: the tentacles themselves are rather flaky, but they can speed through the air without making a sound. The suction cups aren't particularly sticky, but are bounded in this sort of foul-smelling paste. You could get yourself free from the stuff, but if you're drenched in it and you're in its arms, there's not enough time before you're in its mouth.

All rosewolves known to exist are bunched together on this big slab of dark granite, at least four miles across. The closer you get to the center of it, the more any electronic equipment you have gets fucked with. At times, even my guns will only shoot a few yards. As if that's not enough, there's also thick fog literally everywhere.

The most interesting thing I saw over there were these little streams all over the place. You couldn't take but a few steps before you had to hop over another one. They were filled with this runny black shit, which I believe comes from the mouths of the rosewolves. It's not toxic, but I wouldn't recommend drinking it.

Background: Encounters with rosewolves are known to have happened as early as 1812, but newly found native american carvings suggest encounters have happened since 500 AD by the Hopewell Indians. These carvings have shown varying rose-esk objects, most at least vaguely resembling the abberant. Two carvings in specific have a written phrase, which reads "those who sail rosepit never sail back ~ we will never stop trying" when translated to English. This leads the Society to believe that, if these carvings depict rosewolves, the decline of the Northern Hopewell Indian culture was caused in part by them.

Soon after establishment of the Wayward Society in the late 1700's, the granite block was found many times by trade ships, with some docking on it and exploring. Soon after those encounters were reported, warders were sent to investigate, which lead to their cataloging.

Location And Population: The granite block floats around in Lake Michigan. There are 12 rosewolves known to exist on it. Then again, we don't know what their roots look like; it could easily be one interconnected creature.

Hunting or Procurement Methods: Despite several attempts with experienced outfits and rangers, no rosewolves have been successfully killed or obtained due to shear size, environmental difficulty, and lack of resources. I suggested a missile strike at one point, but the current proposal to the Bureau have been under debate for quite a while. Other proposed methods of hunt include:

  • Several Outfits/Rangers single out a rosewolf and tie it down. Saw the stem at the base. One successful attempt, though it was still alive afterwards before re-rooting.
  • Several Outfits/Rangers single out a rosewolf and exclusively attack the tentacles. Once they are obliterated, let it bleed out. One successful attempt, though the tentacles scabbed before fatal bleeding could occur.
  • Several Outfits/Rangers single out a rosewolf and torch it.

Rosewolves are not believed to have Evergreen properties, since they've been hurt during most hunts. Bounty for the successful killing of a single rosewolf has been set at $55,000.

Encounter Records: There's been several encounters, as you'd assume, though most end the same way. So let me give you the one from my personal experience. It's the most helpful one I've ever known.

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