Nestled near the mountains of Colorado is a little town with a big secret. Most of the citizens think Asher Valley is one of those safe little communities that people migrate to so they can escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. The citizens feel perfectly safe walking down the streets after dark and allowing their kids to ride their bikes through the winding bike trails in the forest. Nothing really bad ever happens here, after all.
Little do the residents know that their little town is divided. Deep in the surrounding woods and up near the edge of the mountains live creatures that most humans believe are just myth. Werewolves have existed in the area for over two centuries now. Two very different and distinct packs have set up their homes in the area. Lykaios, the oldest pack in the area, are a ragtag band of misfits that live in an oversized lodge-home in the forest. The Conall pack are the new wolves in town and live up near the mountains and are a more ridged, structured pack of wolves. They're very reclusive and like to keep to themselves. Their members consist of strictly bitten wolves.
So far, both packs have managed to live in harmony. They have their territories and they stick to them. Now, however, a mutual threat has moved into town. A stray wolf was found on Conall pack land and this wolf carried an illness. This illness caused this wolf to go on a rampage on the full moon, killing three hikers before Conall pack members could capture him and get him into a cell in their pack house basement. When this stray turned back into human form, he had no recollection of what he had done. His body temperature is rising and his eyes turned slowly from pink to red, seeming to fill with blood. He has no control over his shift and within just a few days, he's progressed to the point where no wolf can go near him. It's too risky. One Conall pack member did think he saw a bite mark on the stray's arm but that's the only clue anyone has so far.
This illness is unlike anything the wolves have ever seen before and the alphas from both packs were forced to meet and talk about what should be done. The fear is that this stray was not the only one affected. If that is true it could mean trouble for the wolves in town.
Both packs are now scrambling, searching for more of the afflicted and trying to figure out what to do. As of now, there is no known cause or cure. With a mutual dilemma to worry about, will both packs be able to work together to keep their secret and themselves safe?