Smart, inquisitive and somewhat of an outsider, after 20 years Stalks-the-Steel-Jungle has grown somewhat weary of his need to dwell among humans. He would like nothing more than to return to the woods, but his strong sense of duty prohibits it.
Born a wolf in the early 1980s on the borders of Yellow Stone National Park prior to the human reintroduction of wolves to the area, Howls-at-the-Stars was a member of a pack composed primarily of his brothers and sisters. Illegal hunting and increased logging eventually forced the pack to abandon their home territory and travel north the the Canadian border. When Howls-at-the-Moon was three, the pack happened along a small mining village in the dense Canadian Wilderness. It was discovered the humans there had been corrupted by a malevolent spirit and had begun defiling the land and the sight of the devastation had a reaction on the young wolf, causing a dormant rage to awaken within him.
The aftermath of Howls-at-the-Stars' First Change (the process by which his species of werewolf first makes a transformation. It's generally a very violent process) left the corrupted humans dead and the village more or less destroyed. His packmates now regarded him with a large degree of suspicion and fear and eventually Howls-at-the-Stars was exiled from his pack.
Wandering in relative solitude and struggling to come to terms with the creature he now was, Howls-at-the-Stars made his way south back into the United States and helped battle against insidious corporations, wayward spirits and haughty villains in South Dakota and the surrounding states. He had found others like him and gained a deeper understanding of what it meant to be Garou, and what his responsibilities entailed.
It was at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation at the Black Hills where he was given his human name from a small boy. This relationship marked his first true endeavour into gaining a deeper understanding of humans. The boy had taught him the read, something Howls-at-the-Stars was immediately fascinated with as wolves do not have a recorded word and fiction is a particularly foreign concept. While he still lacks the ability to write, books still hold a particular fascination to this day.
Howls-at-the-Stars left South Dakota and made his way to Millenium City and has spent many years battling against greedy corporations in order to halt the devastation to forests and the corruption of local spirits. It was the local Garou tribes that gave him his current name: Stalks-the-Steel-Jungle -- one he isn't particularly fond of.
Wolf: In his default form, Stalks-the-Steel-Jungle takes the relative shape and size of a gray wolf. His vibrant gray coat is blended with swatches of light-brown, giving him a grayish-hazel colour. He is affected with heterochromia -- two different coloured eyes -- a trait that carries over through his several forms. His left eye is orange-brown and is marked by a scar that carries down his brow and stops at his cheek. His right eye is ice blue.
Human: Whilst in his human form, "Joseph" appears as a sun-marked Native American main who is roughly 6'0 tall. He is handsome, though ruggedly so. Long dark brown hair is usually pulled back into a ponytail but when left unmanaged it frames his high cheek bones and characteristic heterochromatia and the scar down his eye. He is generally dressed more for function as opposed to fashion. His apparent age is late 20s, early 30s.
Glabro: In this form, Stalks-the-Steel-Jungle gains a large amount of body mass and height as his body begins to transition toward his battle form. His hands become claws and his features and appearance become more beast-like but still remain something near-human.
Crinos: wolf-man or war form. Half-human, half-wolf, whilst in this form Stalks-the-Steel-Jungle is roughly 8 to 9 feet tall and much heavier and stronger than the majority of humans.
- Humans; Stalks-the-Steel-Jungle has only basic comprehension of human tools. Things like mobile phones, radios, firearms are beyond him. Although he's spent a large amount of time humans, he's still viewing the world through the eyes of an animal. He often becomes agitated amongst large crowds of humans and many cultural traits and behaviours are still very foreign to him. It's also worth noting that Stalks-the-Steel-Jungle is one-and-a-half times older than a normal wolf, which carries mental complications of its own.
- Other Were-Things; while Stalks-the-Steel-Jungle is able to heal most wounds amazingly fast, the claws and teeth of other were-creatures heal at a normal rate.
As Stalks the Steel Jungle approaches the years where he is seriously considering returning to the forests he has begun to record his experiences in an overarching narrative that, in the twilight years of his life, will be released as a novelisation of his life before he returns to the wilds to die. This explains the first-person, past tense prose which his player uses in all in-character out-of-game posts referring to Stalks.