Year 1842: He is born to be the 32nd Cheiftan of the Dark Forest Wolves. His mother, the 31rst, is known for her wild and impulsive nature. She leads her people through hunts and battle, but also tends to be devious and playful - never keeping herself to any one mate in the process. Silvermist sires her child but the two are freinds instead of comitted.
Year 1847: Silvermist goes missing after scouting something. The area smells of elves and Mystic Moon, their Prime Shaman, says he can feel dark magic in the air. Sadly, Silvermist is never recovered and eventually proclaimed dead.
Year 1854: Tensions with the near by town of Stonehollow rise with the death of the Baron who ruled it: Lord Goodwin. The townsfolk blame the werewolves for his demise, as well as that of many other villagers who show up mauled by unknown creatures. Meanwhile, attacks of a smiliar nature happen in the Dark Forest as well - shadowy demon beasts capable of appearing from no where and doing unholy amounts of damage - even to werewolves.
One such creature attacks Nightsilk's pack on a hunt. The werewolves are positive elfin "magic" is to blame and demand war upon Stonehollow for revenge. Blackwater is stopped from granting this desire by the appearance of Lord Spiritual Janos Promathea III (along with Nikkola and Battista). The Lord Spiritual asks for time enough to find the real culprit and is granted one night to do so before war breaks out.
That night, the Lord Spiritual returns with Lord Goodwin's daughter, Hanna. She was a part of some witch coven that lived in the Dark Forest before being destroyed. JJ negotiates with Blackwater to let Hanna live, since she is the last of her people, and naturally the young cheiftan is not pleased. Ultimately the deal is sealed by Blackwater demanding completely rulership of the Dark Forest from all other nations - no one can freely torment, attack or invade his people again without them being respected and supported.
Year 1855: JJ keeps his word and helps the werewolves become their own Duchy, the Duchy of the Dark Forest, which Blackwater is made Duke of.
Year 1856: The knight commander of the Order of the Crown, Edwar,d attempts to negotiate his knights into the Duchy of Dark Forest but is rejected by Blackwater.