As a loyal hunter and general kind and handsome dog, Evander was an honoured member of his nomadic pack. He always did his duties as he should, and had many admirers. When he did fall in love, however, it was not with any of the ladies in his pack, but with an outsider: one lone dog called Maud that had followed the pack occasionally. At first she wouldn't know anything of him, but after a while he was able to persuade her to join the pack. While she took her time to get used to living with other dogs, she always enjoyed spending time with Evander, and eventually she gave birth to three healthy pups. They were cared for by all the pack, but of course, nothing could ever remain that perfect.
When Evander, Maud, and their pups were out, with Maud teaching her children everything she knew about the several plants they encountered, there was suddenly an alarming howl, and before they could hurry back to their companions, the deed had been done. They returned to see some dogs killed, others easily overpowered by their bigger attackers. Before they could be seen by the bigger dogs, the small family hurried away, unable to do anything to save their pack.
They wandered for months, while the pups grew bigger. Ronne was strong and quiet, Mark was agile and kind, and Loes was speedy and loud-mouthed. They quickly formed a tight bond, one that was going to make sure that nothing could come between them, and they would always defend each other. To the death, if needed.
While death didn't come for them, it unfortunately did for their parents. When the pups were one year old, a bear had found the place where they temporarily made camp. They all fought bravely, but Evander got hit in an unfortunate place, and passed away almost immediately. Eventually the others were able to flee, but not without the necessary scars. One wound on Maud's leg refused to heal, and when it started getting colder, the siblings were forced to leave her behind.
A year long they wandered, not getting closer to other dogs than necessary. One day Loes, however, got a little bit too close to the borders of a nearby pack, and her recklessness caused her to be caught by a male. A particularly handsome male, at that. She used her intelligence to get out of the situation, and hurried back to her brothers.
A while later, she noticed that she was getting much slower than usual. They were forced to stop travelling, and she realised that the inevitable had happened. With the help of her brothers, she delivered three puppies two months later. Arin and Eva, both females, and Benji, a male. They were raised well, and grew strong quickly, with three adult dogs to hunt for them - but soon she realised that her pups were better off in a pack, instead of with this incertain nomadic life, where they could get attacked every time. Without telling anyone, Loes left her pups near the border of the territory of their father's pack, and only remained there long enough to see that they were, indeed, taken in by him. Fortunately, Arin looked enough like him for him to realise what had happened. As soon as Loes knew they were safe, she hurried away and continued travelling with her siblings, trying to forget her pups.
They continued like that for a few years, until one day they woke up in a strange land, where everything was darker, colder, and more dangerous. The first night they realised that the world was even more dangerous than they had thought, with dangerous beasts attacking them as soon as the sun had set. The trio got separated in the chaos, and Loes only found a place to rest when it was already dawn. She remained lingering on the place where they had separated for a long time, especially when she realised that fire would keep the beasts at bay. She didn't care how cold it was, or how little food she could catch in the cold tundra: she would remain there, until she would find her brothers, or something else would happen that would force her to leave.