Sentient and intelligent, the wolves have higher mental abilities than some of the other inhabitants of the land. They have distinct personalities and a wide emotional range, and are capable of problem-solving, and have interests in the workings of the world. They form strong family bonds, typically raising their offspring from birth well into adolescence. Many prefer to keep their children with them in familial groups, or may form groups based on similar interests or needs. On occasion, they have also been known to form alliances with creatures other than wolves, whether for friendship or for services.