|“||Are you that delusional, Klaus? You cursed all of us! Every wolf that I fought for, everyone that stood up for our daughter. You took all of them away from their families!||”|
The Crescent Wolf Pack, also referred to as the Crescent Wolf Clan, is a pack of Evolved werewolves native to New Orleans and its surrounding area, the Bayou. The Crescent Pack is comprised of several werewolf bloodlines. The most notable, the Kenner Family and Labonair Family, are considered werewolf royalty.
As of Fire with Fire, the pack was, once again, punished by Niklaus Mikaelson and Dahlia via the Crescent Curse, however, the curse was lifted in The Axeman's Letter by Davina Claire with help from the Ancestors.
In Voodoo in My Blood, Davina reveals that in 500 A.D., that the origins of the Crescent Wolf Pack, as well as the werewolf species, was the result of the werewolf curse, cast by a powerful witch on her Native American tribe of witches that attempted to kill her.
Conflict between werewolves and vampires resulted in Marcel placing a curse on the clan. The Crescent Curse results in members being human only during the full moon. They remain in wolf form for the remainder of the month. Internal clan fighting weakened the pack and allowed vampires to get the upper hand. Jackson believes if the clan was united they would have defeated the vampires. The ruling families planned to reunite the clan by arranging the marriage of their children Jackson and Hayley.
The Vampire Diaries Series
Hayley's Crescent birthmark is noticed in Bring It On. After having sex with Klaus, he makes note of her birthmark. Klaus informs her that the birthmark is only found on werewolves of a certain bloodline from Louisiana.
The Originals Series
In Tangled Up In Blue, Hayley notices a werewolf by the pool. It is later to be revealed the wolf is actually Jackson. Jackson makes a second appearance in Girl in New Orleans, saving Hayley from witches sent by Agnes. In Sinners and Saints, Hayley goes back to the bayou with Rebekah, hoping for answers on her guardian wolf. In Bloodletting, Hayley is kidnapped by Tyler. Tyler uses the blood of Hayley and her baby to make a hybrid. The hybrid appears to be sired to Hayley until Tyler kills him. Hayley escapes and is found by Elijah. Hayley discovers a bible which someone left for her to find; it contains Hayley's family tree. Through this family tree, Hayley discovers that her birth name is Andrea Labonair.
In The River in Reverse, Hayley learns that her mysterious savior's name is Eve and she is part of the same werewolf bloodline as Hayley. Eve tells Hayley about how their pack was killed by Marcel and the surviving descendants were cursed to be in their werewolf forms for most of the time and only turn into their human forms on the night of a full moon.
In Reigning Pain in New Orleans, Klaus orders the vampires to kill the werewolves in the bayou, Hayley's family, much to her protest. Elijah and Rebekah come to take her away from Klaus, but she insists that they save the werewolves in danger. Hayley confronts Klaus about him ordering the killing of her family. Klaus points out that they have not been any good for her, that they abandoned her and that he is trying to keep her safe; by killing the werewolves the vampires will have less desire to kill her.
In Crescent City, Rebekah takes Hayley to the plantation house to keep her safe from witches. When they arrive, she informs Rebekah that she is going to host a party and invite the crescent werewolves, since it is the full moon, the wolves will turn human for the night and she would be able to connect with her family. She meets Jackson, the wolf who has been watching and protecting her. She learns that Jackson was from the same people as her parents, but not from the same bloodline, and they wanted to make an arranged marriage between Hayley and Jackson. During this time, Oliver lures Rebekah into a trap on the promise the curse would broken.
In Le Grand Guignol, in a 1919 flashback Klaus and Elijah are celebrating with Lana. The trio have formed a lucrative business alliance. Lana ultimately meets her end at the hands of Mikael. Mikael vowed to kill everyone who knew the name Niklaus. Hayley and Eve force Celeste to produce a cure for the curse placed on the clan. Elijah initially stole the cure from Hayley believing it was a trick by Celeste. Convinced the cure was authentic, Elijah later returned it to Hayley. Hayley walks away with the cure, awaiting the next full moon to free the clan of the curse.
In Moon Over Bourbon Street, the crescent wolves are left out of the peace treaty with the other factions and Hayley eventually convinces Elijah to include them on the peace treaty, but Jackson is in league with Klaus to wear moonlight rings which they can draw on the power of their werewolf forms without turning as they plan to be superiors to the humans, vampires and witches of New Orleans.From a Cradle to a Grave, the Pack officially strike up a alliance with The Guerrera pack leaving Hayley an outcast as she's a newborn hybrid associated with the Mikaelsons.
In Alive and Kicking, Hayley plans to liberate the pack from the Guerrera wolves and plans to do so by killing the head of the family, Francesca Guerrera. In I Love You, Goodbye, Hayley and Jackson complete The Unification Ceremony in which Hayley shares her ability to control her transformation, due to her hybrid status, with the rest of their pack; this act turns them into evolved werewolves.
In Keepers of the House, Hayley discovers there's an actual malevolent spirit behind the darker side of her family's secret. In High Water and a Devil's Daughter, the evil spirit known as the Hollow was shown to have a Crescent Wolf's birthmark on its left shoulder while taking over the body of the vampire Sofya Voronova.
In God's Gonna Trouble the Water,
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The Vampire Diaries
- The Crescent Wolf Pack is the largest known gathering of werewolves known to exist.
- As one of the oldest packs known, it is one of the seven original packs along with the North East Atlantic Pack.
- By Hayley's daughter, the Pack is linked to the Mikaelson Family.
- The Crescent werewolves have been cursed since the 1990s.
- Hayley and Eve are the only known members that are not cursed. Aside from the Crescent Curse, for Hayley this is only temporary, until she has her child. She will turn back in to a wolf after the baby is born.
- Unlike other werewolves, the crescent werewolves have shown a high level of control in wolf form.
- According to Jackson, the two families that make up the Crescent werewolves were there at the "beginning"; it was revealed by Davina that the Crescents were the first ever people to be cursed with the Werewolf Curse along with Six Other Bloodlines, with the First ever Crescent being the mother of the Witch that cursed them.
- In The Big Uneasy, Oliver stated that his pack and Klaus' pack have been going at each other since the beginning of time.
- The Crescent Wolf Pack is linked to the North East Atlantic Pack through Hope.
- During the five years since Marcel drove out the Mikaelsons and took control of New Orleans, some members of Crescent Pack have formed an alliance with The Hollow to take back the city from him.
- Seven years later in Where You Left Your Heart, it was revealed that Hayley is still the Alpha of the Crescent Wolf Pack.