Thanks for your input, buford4!
(Who is this? Does he have a title or lineage?) He's one of the wolves. He's the eldest son of his pack's alpha (or as much as that really counts in a litter of pups), but the wolves don't have too much of a sense of ancestry, at least as far as I've developed the story yet.
(Are they werewolves, shape-shifters?) Nope, they're just wolves blessed with sentience by a goddess. There are no humans or otherwise humanoid beings in their world.
(This is intriguing so far. I feel it might benefit from a bit more setup; what does he do to ignite the war? Which gods are they? I don't know that you need to add all of this, but they're just questions that come up when I read this.) Long story short, the goddess who blessed the wolves was killed by the other gods, and now the wolves are gradually losing sentience. Vadas and his companions are on a quest to bring Her back to life. This angers the other gods, who try to stop the wolves out of jealousy and fear that the resurrected goddess would usurp them.