An Age Unbegun: Not Men, but Wolves
Tramps, thieves, merchants and opportunists, the Shadow Hounds follow the Iron Wolves everywhere they go, always eager to turn the Wolves’ latest scheme into a profit of their own. When times are good, they can make their living by selling supplies and services to the Iron Wolves. Though they’ll almost never take any truly dangerous or risky job, when times get lean, they’ve been known to do jobs that the Wolves turn down… and the Wolves are not known for their dignity.
It could be said that the relationship between the two caravans is complex, but that would be giving both parties too much credit. There’s a lot of mutual disdain, but also at least a mote of grudging respect. They’ve both saved each other too many times for there not to be.
That said, the Shadow Hounds still rankle whenever they hear the Wolves’ name for them: The Dog Shit Brigade.