Crabs Information

The Crabs are probably one of the oldest gangs in the city. It is said that the first extra-toed Healer came from the beach.

They are a carefree bunch, happy-go-lucky and friendly, clever and witty. Perhaps it's the relaxing air of the beach that shows off their smiles more than any other gang. Perhaps it is their distance from humans, aside from the ones that come around sometimes to splash in the waves without noticing the beach dogs. Perhaps it's those who have been lucky enough to lead the Crabs, leading them always down the right path.




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Crab Tailers have a risky 'initiation ceremony' for new members of their little apprentice group. They triple dog dare the new pup to swim out to Lonely Cavern and back again all by himself. It is a rite of passage that the kids think must happen.

Crab pups absolutely love hide and seek! They use their sharp cave dwelling senses to find each other in the dark of their caves. Lots of squealing and giggling can be heard echoing through the caves when the pups are playing!



Quirks

The Crabs have incredible nocturnal senses, sharp noses, and keen eyes. This is due to their dark days and nights in the beach caves when there is little light to be found. They are also masters of falling.



cliff climbing and falling

A Crab is taught from birth how to make his body go limp, cover his head, and bounce from the cliffs when he falls. It's not uncommon to see a little dog take a tumble and then climb right back up the cliff side like a tiny goat.



hunting

Multi-generational Crabs have the seemingly instinctive ability to find fish underwater. They can actually stand in the rushing waves and listen for the sound of water under the waves being disturbed. To an outsider, this is surreal.



sand-walking

Sometimes walking on dry sand is hard. It sinks under your paws and makes it hard to run fast. Crabs do not have this problem. They're experts at walking and running on sand. A learned behavior, but a skill nonetheless. Some dogs even call the Crabs Sand Skippers.



the law

The Crabs are pretty adamant about following the Unspoken Law. They don't often break rules and they're diligent about teaching their pups to remember the words. Every Crab should know it.



falconry

With so many seabirds in the area, the Crabs have taken to a new art. Instead of fighting the seabirds to survive, they've begun to utilize them to enhance everyone's survival - both dog and bird. Some dogs have taken to rehabilitating injured birds, while others steal hatchlings from nests. It does not matter how one has obtained their bird; it matters how strong the bond is between Falconer and bird. The seabirds are utilized for both obtaining food and enhancing security on the beach. Some Falconers have even trained their seabirds to attack.


birds available to train

Gulls and Oystercatchers are found along the coast all year round. They might’ve been your favorite go-to snack once before or your competition for a meal. These birds tend to eat fish, oysters, and plant matter from coastal habitats.


Skimmers, Terns, the Laughing Gull, and the Cormorant are all found along the coast during their breeding season, which is during Spring. This is an ideal time for a dog to find and steal an egg to raise, if they can withstand getting attacked by a few protective birds. Most of these birds prefer sea cliffs to roost on, and the best sea cliffs we know of are on Lonely Island....


The Ring-Billed and Bonaparte's Gulls can only be found around the coast during winter as they settle down to roost in the tall grasses near the beach or under the boardwalk. The birds can be found wherever the food is, which can be the beach, the city, the landfills - anywhere insects are abundant.


The Black Tern can be found along the coast in Late Summer, stopping there to take advantage of the bounty of food. When food becomes more scarce and the weather gets colder, they fly southbound.


These birds, consisting of the Gannet, Murre, and Cormorant, are a little more difficult to come by. They are considered more rare, and don’t always come to roost along the East Coast. They prefer to roost on sea cliffs and mainly stay in open water areas to feast on fish and krill, scooped up from the water’s surface. A lucky dog may be able to find and steal an egg from a nest upon the rocky edges of Lonely Island, or find an injured bird in the area.


The Kestrel, Crow, and Owl can be found almost anywhere in Komorrah. Like some of the other birds, they follow the food. They can mostly be found in the city, but will come to the beach.


Owls seem to be a special case - also following the food, but also exhibiting different hunting patterns. They hate the beach and have a very high prey-drive. Small dogs should be careful around owls, even the smaller Barn Owls, as they can be mistaken for food. Owls require an experienced trainer to train them out of their instinctual ways and into ways that can actually be a benefit to the Crabs.

Important Note: Owls can only be obtained by being purchased from the Barc Shop first! All the other bird species are free to claim.



Leader Policies

Prim

Prim is the type of leader that anyone can look towards in a time of need. Though she is young she has wisdom far beyond her years and is very intelligent and meticulous when it comes to things. She will always weigh the pros and cons before making a decision and looks highly to her gang for opinions on important matters. However just because she is good-natured doesn't mean that she can't be stern when the occasion calls for it. She takes leadership very seriously and is ultimately concerned with what's in the best interest of her gang at all times.

When it comes to outsiders Prim is both cautious and welcoming. She doesn't necessarily like to turn others away, instead she wants to get to the root of their intentions in order to determine whether they can stay or not. She is firm when it comes to protecting the Crabs territory however she will not turn away strangers right away and instead likes to find out what their reason of being there is before making a decision. If she feels their intentions are bad she will not hesitate in protecting the gang and removing the outsider from the territory.

Prim is not completely cold to outsiders considering at one point she was an outsider. She likes to always try and give someone a chance before pushing them away or denying them. She feels that outsiders can sometimes be a good thing and can help the gang grow - honestly in a way Prim feels that you can never really make a decent decision without knowing the individual. She would more than likely put the outsider on a trial period if they are welcomed into the Crabs in order to keep a close eye on them and to make sure that they are not a spy or do not have bad intentions towards the Crabs. Once she feels an individual can be completely trusted she will then relinquish the trial period from that individual.

Prim feels that allies are definitely needed in order to help a gang prosper. She feels that allies should be able to be called upon in times of need and they should expect the same from her gang. An ally to Prim is someone that will have your back and protect you along with themselves. To her she believes they are necessary however she will not be out there requesting that kind of relationship with just any gang. She feels that the gangs should have the same principles, beliefs, and ideals, and at the very most they should be trustworthy. Upon that decision she will treat her allies with the utmost respect as she would want her own gang to be treated with. Prim thinks in the aspect of "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours." However you never want to double cross her, Prim can certainly hold a grudge and once you break her trust it is not something that can easily be repaired.



Past & Present Ranks


BOSSES:
  • Honcho (disappeared)
  • Gothic (became trapped on a departing ship)
  • Prim


VICES:
  • Castor
  • Oceane


LIEUTENANTS:
Walkers
  • Valkyrie

Scrapers
  • Jack

Healers
  • Bellamy (left the gang)
  • None!

Falconers
  • Marya
  • Thorn