The Uratha and the Pure
Chicago is a competitive city with a lot of potential rivals, but the city’s Uratha have plenty of good reasons for carving out a niche in the Windy City.
First of all, as most Ithaeur are quick to point out, the city is actually quite a rich place in a spiritual sense; while most spirits found there may count as enemies, others can be cajoled, bullied or bound to serve as well. For those who have sworn the Oath of the Moon, the city is as much in need of hunters in wolf form as any other place. But the bottom line about Chicago is that it has something to offer for every tribe, and packs serving every agenda have been born and raised in Chicago or have come there in search of something.
The leaders among Chicago’s werewolves are a varied group. Among the Tribes of the Moon, it’s perhaps natural that the Iron Masters have a strong presence in the city, drawing much inspiration from the shifting tides of human endeavor. The Bone Shadows easily match them in numbers and influence, either drawn to the power of Chicago’s Shadow or taking their place among the tribe after catching a glimpse of where the secret power lies. The Pure Tribes have a generous representation as well, especially among the Ivory Claws. Chicago is, in many ways, a prime place to be a werewolf; the city boasts natural areas, such as the beaches, as well as a rich spiritual realm. But Chicago also has a long, dark history, full of death and upheaval. The “alpha packs,” those who stand highest in the eyes of their fellows, are generally trying to work for the city’s benefit, but they get more and more desperate with each passing day. The next steps are not particularly clear. Is the present a time to stand with tradition and batten down the hatches — or an opportunity for renewal and a sense of hope?