Grimly's people live according to their own system of ethics, and on the whole are less prone to violence than the average human. But the farther into the Weald you go, the wilder things get. The wolvers of the deep-wood Holts are as bad as you can imagine, if not a good deal worse.
Torisen, Dark of the Moon,
"Chapter 12: Night Pieces"

A wolver is a sentient creature somewhat like a werewolf except that their natural state is the wolf, and they develop the ability to change into human form in later childhood. They mature more slowly than true wolves, but faster than people.[1] They sometimes cast the shadow of a wolf, depending on the phase of the moon.[2]

Wolvers live in the Weald, and almost never leave it.[3] There are two large bands of wolvers, one who lives around Grimly Holt on the edge of the Weald, and another that lives in the Deep Weald. They sometimes call them their "cousins," but they are very different, perhaps not even truly the same species.[4][1][5]

They rarely ride horses, and horses don't like them.[6]

Grimly Holt wolversEdit

Main article: Grimly Holt

Deep Weald wolversEdit

Main article: Deep Weald


  1. 1.0 1.1 To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter VIII: A Forgotten Name", III — " 'I'm guessing about five years. Wolvers live longer than wolves and mature more slowly. Then again, she's from the deep Weald. Things may be different there.' "
  2. The Sea of Time, "Chapter XIII: Dreams and Nightmares", III — " 'Do all wolvers cast the shadow of a wolf?' 'It depends on the phase of the moon.' "
  3. Seeker's Mask, "Interim IV: The Grimly Holt" — "In fact, few of his kin ever left the holt at all or spent much time in man-shape except during adolescence, when each generation in turn discovered that humans have no set mating time."
  4. Seeker's Mask, "Interim IV: The Grimly Holt" — "the Grimly Holt, is just as feared by ignorant people, although its folk are shy and courteous, much different in manners if not in blood from their wild cousins of the deep wood."
  5. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter 3: Wine, Women, and Wolvers", III — "Grimly's people, who in their own way were remarkably civilized, with a strong sense both of ethics and of aesthetics. The deep Weald wolvers, on the other hand, were reputed to be savage beasts if, indeed, they were even of the same species."
  6. Seeker's Mask, "Interim III: The River Road" — "Wolvers seldom rode, nor did any horse care to be ridden by them."