HEHSTK Hoping the Sanctuary will keep their word about offering troops, Nima ventures north to rally recruits for a fight against Elliot. She manages to recruit Sunfall -- and gets an unexpected surprise when she learns Sikozu is there as well. ("The Better to Eat You With, My Dear")
HETK Leaving The Kingdom territory, Nima runs into an old loyalist from her gang, Harlow, and two new friends. They agree to join her fight against Elliot. ("But Grandma, What Big Teeth You Have")
HETK Fed up with waiting and excuses, Nima slips down into the valley to tend to the Elliot problem herself. She first meets her granddaughter, Kyra, and then Manson -- before delivering a warning to Elliot in his last chance to escape his doom. ("If You Want Something Done Right")
HEHSSCTK As envoys from the Sanctuary and the Covenant arrive at the Hellmaw, Nima provides her official version of events about Elliot Daniels with the intention of setting the record straight -- and perhaps recruiting allies to her cause. ("Of gold and starlight")
I. The Empress—
The ultimate authority of the pack. The Empress is responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of all packmembers and has the final say in all decisions. She is the only wolf who can deem a member Loyal.
II. The Loyal—
Wolves who have proven themselves to the Empress. They have authority over all Unproven, and may carry job titles related to their specific skills and what they can contribute to the pack. To be deemed Loyal, a wolf must pass a test as granted by the Empress.
III. The Unproven—
Wolves who are newly recruited to the pack or who have yet to earn the Empress's favor. These wolves are subordinates and may be ordered about and commanded as necessary by their superiors, but excessive cruelty or bullying within the pack is looked down upon by the Empress.
Values and inner workings
The Empire is a safe haven for those wolves who do not fit in at other packs, whether due to perceived weaknesses or appetites and ambitions that run counter to standard morality. Members are encouraged to nurture their strengths and interests, and will not be stopped from indulging in their darker habits unless it breaks pack law.
- Wolves are, above all, loyal to the Empress. Insubordination will not be tolerated.
- Wolves may not bring trouble upon the pack. Members are responsible for their own actions outside the pack and will not be shielded from the consequences.
- Internal disagreements should be settled between the wolves responsible, but the Empress's judgments are final.