Infidelis is a modern-day stray dog roleplay set in the fictional city of Komorrah, a subtropical climate area loosely based on New York City's city and slums areas. It centers around the stories of four dog gangs: the Dodgers, the Crabs, the Yardies, and the Saints. Each gang is ever-changing and adapting to life in Komorrah, fighting their way to the top to survive. Players may choose to join in on the chaos or tough it out and survive on their own as a Loner.
Infidelis dictates weather for each month on board. To find out the weather for your chosen thread date, please see the Timeline!
Komorrah is a mix of city, suburbs, slums, forest, beach, and farmland. We offer quite a few environment types for an interactive roleplay! The most prominent part of Komorrah is the city and slums areas, followed by the forest and sprinkled suburban areas throughout the map. There are plenty of demographics and different types of people, as well as dogs, spread throughout the map, put there for an immersive roleplay.
The Slums is a rundown portion of the city that ranges from Richardson, Sparrow, River, Teirno, and Blood Village neighborhoods; the crime rates are abnormally high here and both humans and dogs seem to do whatever they like. It’s become more and more obvious over the years that the police system is corrupt, and they often just don’t care to wrangle the crime anymore. Residents of the Slums are often told to deal with it themselves when reporting a problem, a crime, or something else that a police officer would otherwise help with. The only thing they still seem to care about and invest in are either capturing or exterminating stray dogs off their streets.
Many of the landmarks in the slum areas are dilapidated and rundown; some are even abandoned or condemned. Many of the people who live here are poor and don’t have much more than the starving stray dogs do. The few stores that do find success here are small corner stores with cheap goods and barred, bulletproof windows, a smart investment for a determined shopkeeper. Conditions on the streets are often dirty and this part of Komorrah is just overall unkempt.
Teirno is perhaps the least appealing area of Komorrah. It’s completely industrial. Rats and Raccoons abound, searching for any morsels they can find, Teirno is sort of no man’s land. The humans that work here don’t stick around for long, and the animals that come to feast here leave disappointed... unless they can get inside one of the factories.
The city portion of Komorrah is a sprawling metropolis with a New York City and Jerusalem flare. Ranging from small-town to big-town, the city has many faces throughout its four districts of Boudreaux, Kessir, and Tunshow. Boudreaux is the ritziest of the districts with a huge shopping area on Market St, a large, beautiful park in the middle, and many, many high rise apartment buildings scattered throughout the rest of the district. Kessir and Tunshow have more of an old history feel to them; Kessir with it’s Labyrinth that’s like no other, and Tunshow with it’s old cemetery and City Hall Subway station ruins.
The coast is the edge of Komorrah, and perhaps one of the nicest, smaller town portions of it. The beach is beautiful and expansive; there’s a rock wall that cuts a secret cove off from the rest of it. Sometimes people venture into the cove to explore, only to learn its occupied by many brave dogs. There’s plenty of sand to go around, but there’s also a small beachside town and a boardwalk that’s lively in the warmer months. The town, Cliffside Ridge, homes many upper class families that choose to live by the sea. There are many small cafes and shops here, but any heavy shopping needs to be done somewhere in the city.
The Forest is the most contrasting area of Komorrah, given the greenery and touch of nature just across the river from the slums and factories beyond. Further southwest are farmlands that stretch over thousands of acres of land, growing crop and raising farm animals for sale. The northern part of the forest region is actual forests and meadows; some greener than others. The northernmost part of Almakee State Forest are the Black Hills Mountains, where mountain goats reside high up in its hilly peaks.
FALL (SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER)
This season is always signified by shorter summer days and falling temperatures. The greenest leaves from the summer vegetation begin to turn orange, yellow, and brown, and fall from the trees above; flowers die, bushes become brittle, and nature begins to prepare itself for the winter to come. Fall seems to bring about a happy murmur to the city, though, as humans prepare themselves for the holidays to come. This is generally a happy time for the dogs, too, as they bring in as many resources as they can to stash away for the winter months.
Winter (December to February)
Komorrah has seen both harsh and mild winters wrack its city. Some years, only cold temperatures come with very little snow; other years, snowstorms are the norm and the ground is often colored with grayish snow piles and ice-slicked sidewalks. With the shortest days and longest nights, the winter is the hardest season for the strays because food is always hard to come by, due to the lack of humans on the streets. Dogs must rely mostly on scavenging and digging through the garbage for their meals. The animals in forest are always there for the taking; however, not many dogs know how to hunt like wolves do. The winter season is the hardest on the Loners of Komorrah, though.
Spring (March to May)
Like a breath of fresh air, spring signifies the end of winter and the start of a new balance of warmth, fertility, and livelihood again. All who have survived the winter usually celebrate, in some shape or form, the start of spring. As various plants begin to bloom once more, spring brings forth the ability for dogs to begin gardening and building up their herb stock again. Migrating birds flock to Komorrah’s forest and beach from their southerly wintering and young animals are usually born around this time. Spring brings forth overall happiness and hope.
Summer (June to August)
Marked by long days, humidity, and prospering vegetation through the city and forest areas, summer is the most fruitful time for the strays. The dogs benefit from humans in the city during these months; food is always plentiful on the streets and if not, there are always food vendors that can be robbed! Stores are often busy enough to where strays can slip in and out mostly unnoticed, and food is very easy to come by during this time, due to often overflowing garbage cans and careless humans leaving their food unattended.