This is Timbre, a young wolf who is all geared up for a popular lupine game called Hanto. Hanto is an interesting game, kind of a cross between capture the flag, manhunt, flag football, tackle football, and wrestling. Needless to say it gets rather rough, thus the multitude of padding and guard equipment. Basically the premise is to 'get the ball' - of course when there is thirty-some-odd other wolves after it, it ends up being rather difficult to accomplish. The feathers - they are very similar in function to 'flags' in flag football. Opponents steal feathers, and if you lose all of the feathers off of one area, then you are considered 'down' and are out of the game. Oh, and technically there are no 'teams' save those that are made in the process of the game - which is the key to winning...the whole game is supposed to impart the importance of teamwork, a very important thing if one ever wants to learn to work with a pack during a hunting party.