So your powerful alpha has a pack of thousands and only one packhouse and one territory. Where do these thousands of members fit?
A single pack house which is usually just a mansion or manor isn't enough to fit even 100 people to live in let alone as many as werewolf stories wanna have. A thousand people is enough to have a small town.
This is a room full of around 250+ people. Imagine living in a packhouse with every single one of them using Wattpad werewolf logic. Werewolf books always have breakfast scenes with the whole pack, how fucking big is a mansion's dining room to fit every single member?
People don't realize how big a pack of just 200 people is.
This is a picture of the world's largest selfie, from what I've read it has about 1,150 people in it. So let me ask again, where do ALL of these people fit in werewolf stories and how do all of these people have breakfast together every morning? It'd take thousands upon thousands of dollars in food, toiletries, etc to house all of those people and from my knowledge of werewolf books—no members work any normal jobs—they are dependent on the alpha sooo...
How can all of these people live out in the forest without regular human civilization knowing?
Which brings me to my next point since so many werewolf stories are set in America, where in America would all of these people fit in the forest? The US doesn't have that magnitude of forest and when they do, it's reserved/national parks.
When you google if the US has forest you get this,
"The United States has 154 protected areas known as National Forests covering 188,336,179 acres (762,169 km2/294,275 sq. mi). The National Forests are managed by the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture."
Yes, there are still secluded areas to live here but not to the extent of secluded werewolf stories have where they have just endless forest to run through.
I personally set my own story in Canada with a village pack set up, why? Because Canada has much more open forests than the US, when you google if Canada has forest this is what pops up,
"Canada is the second-largest country in the world with forest or other wooded land making up 40% of its 979 million hectares. Canada's forest cover represents 30% of the world's forest and 9% of the world's overall forest cover."
So at the end of the day, a pack of a thousand people isn't realistic. Especially if they only have one packhouse and one territory. Even if that territory stretches for miles you can still can't realistically crame a thousand people there without it turning in a small town of homes and such, which would still be crammed if there's surrounding packs and territory lines.
Think about just how many people that is before you blindly type it out.
It's perfectly fine to write a small werewolf pack, having a large pack doesn't make an alpha any less powerful, don't they say a small bite can pack a powerful punch or some shit like that? Idk but just do your research and research what countries have unreserved forests for your special white wolf gal and her powerful alpha daddy to run freely in.
I mean, I'd love to see a werewolf book set in Russia's forests, it is the first largest country in the world after all.
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