Annual Customs and Beliefs


Celebrations are based around the seasons and the skills of pack members. They are designed so that everyone can participate in some way or another, no matter how long they have been in the pack.

Festival of Luck

This spring festival celebrates a new year of trading and traveling is about to begin. Springtime marks the period of good fortune and luck to be brought to the pack once again.

Celebration of Achievements

The summer is the nicest part of the year, so it's time for some caribou races and the annual "Sink or Swim" contest where every Krokaran is invited to test their skills at building a water-worthy vessel from scratch specifically for this event.

Harvest Festival

In the fall, after the crops are harvested for the year, thanks is given to the gods for those who believe, and everyone else simply celebrates another good season.

Winter Feast

A celebration to keep things alive during colder months, which includes ice fishing, feasting, bonfires, and general merrymaking.


Beliefs and Superstitions

The main religion of Krokar is a form of animism. Many of them believe that all things have spirits, and therefore, all things—living or not—are important and deserve a basic level of respect until proven otherwise in the case of other canines. This means, they do not kill more than they need to eat or what is necessary, and they do their best to protect their resources by not overfishing, polluting, or overharvesting an area.

One particular spirit has become very important to many of the pack members: that of the river. Appropriately, they call her the River Goddess, or simply the Goddess. Some members believe in her more strongly than others. For some, referring to her is a way of wishing someone luck or passing on a blessing by saying phrases like, "May the Goddess be with you," or, "Goddess willing." Others believe that she has a real effect on safe travels or luck while fishing.

Many of the experienced fishermen are highly superstitious. They believe in a wide array of ideas—though none are required to be a Krokar—and are more than willing to talk at length about their beliefs.