Yuri and Sophia TvarivichVersion I:
Of all the heroes of old Russia, perhaps the best known are these brother and sister Silver Fang warriors. As rulers of the Crescent Fang, the two protected all who were true to them. The Garou, and hence the Rus, prospered under their wise and just reign. They slew all the great Wyrm-foes of their time, and few dared oppose them.
One day word of the Wyrm-dragon, Sharkala the Cruel, came to the siblings. The Zmei killed all about it, laying waste to Mother Russia. Leading a pack with members from several tribes, Yuri and Sophia hunted the dragon, with the aid of the vampire, Durga Syn. Finding the Zmei, they struck at it with fang and claw, but the dragon, in its death throws, bit back and killed the two nobles. Their bodies were burned and their ashes thrown to the Russian winds, scattering their spirit and fame throughout the world.Source: Tribebook: Silver Fangs (WW3060), Page 65Version II:
The two most famous Silver Fangs of all time lived nearly eight centuries ago in 13th Century Russia. Yuri and Sophia Tvarivich were special from their birth. It is not often that twins are born toa werewolf. It's even more unusual for both of then to undergo their First Change. The twins lived up to the promise of their auspicious birth and the two Ahroun won great renown in battle throughout their youth. The full tale of their exploits during those clays takes many nights at a Galliard's feet to tell. In due time Yuri took his rightful place as the leader of Russia's Silver Fangs. His reign ushered in a golden age for the tribe in Russia, one that Fangs still celebrate in song. The land prospered under his rule as his warriors found and destroyed every Wyrm beast that dared show its face (or nearest equivalent) in his lands. Often the missions to destroy the beasts were led by Sophia herself. When she wasn't fighting for her brother, she was by his side, advising and supporting. Both of the twins took several Kinfolk lovers to ensure that their bloodline would survive. Even Sophia's children bore the Tvarivich name, such was the esteem for the twins.
However, it wasn't the manner of the twins' lives that earned them their fame, it was the manner of their death. The Wyrm, maddened by its repeated defeats at the hands of the Russian Fangs, sent one of its mightiest servants against them: the Zmei Sharkala the Cruel. When news of its depredations and the failure of several packs to defeat it reached the ears of Yuri and Sophia, Yuri stepped down from the throne, put down his crown and called for a pack to follow him. Garou from several tribes rallied to his call, and the new pack set off in search of the Wyrm- dragon. Their adventures were many, but one day they found their quarry. Sophia was rooted to the spot by its baleful gaze, but she was able to pass her brother a Firebird Feather, a legendary fetish handed to her in secret years before by their dying grandfather. Yuri drove the feather into the Wyrm beast, wounding it mortally. In its death throes, though, it fastened its jaws on Sophia, killing her outright. Yuri's fury and misery were a potent combination, and he hacked Sharkala to pieces, suffering mortal wounds himself as he did so. Then he ordered that a pyre be built, on which Sophia and the fallen dragon would be cremated. As the flames leapt high, he threw himself into their embrace. Their mingled ashes were spread from one end of Russia to another in memory of their noble sacrifice.
To this day the twins are revered for the three great stages of their lives: their fighting days, leading packs into battle; their ruling days, watching over Russia; and their days of sacrifice, giving up everything, including their lives, in service to Gaia. No Silver Fang since has quite matched their lives. With the Apocalypse believed to be close at hand, it grows increasingly unlikely that any Silver Fang ever will.Source: Tribebook: Silver Fangs (Revised) (WW3860), Page 95