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=====Stories: Snow Cats=====
//The arm poked the muzzle of the gun into the back of the deer's neck. "Bang."//


It's winter in the High Sierra, and amid the chill, subtle plans are heating up. We join two tiger theris arguing about the logistics of wilderness living in the midst of a light snowstorm.


==Release date==
Nov. 21, 2003

==Word Count==

==Author Comments==
It's almost unfair to call this a "story"; it's a detached scene in the GroupTheRedeemers plot arc. But it's a solidly written introduction to Hessus and Shadow.
>> ===Story Data===

==Major Characters==
~- CharacterHessus
~- CharacterShadow

==Dates of Story Events==
~- Late January, 1997
~~- **Era:** EraSchismAndStalemate

~- LocationRedeemersBase

==Significant Cameos and References==
~- The "golden boy" Shadow speaks of is CharacterMars. The other names mentioned are fellow GroupTheRedeemers members.

~- By Shadow's reference to "eight mages," this story takes place shortly before CharacterSratelethien was recruited.
~- Those with little experience with mountain snow might assume that Shadow's magical melting of "the snow around his paws" left him standing on dry, solid ground. Not so: The snowpack in the High Sierra routinely reaches a minimum depth of 6-10 feet in winter. "The snow around his feet" refers to that top layer of snow (especially during a storm) being loose and prone to sinkthrough -- once he took a step and his paws compressed snow until it would hold his weight, there would have been a substantial layer that hadn't been so compressed obscuring his feet and legs. Melting that layer would leave a small depression in the snow, leaving him still standing on snowpack but exposing his paws again.

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