The Harbor Wolves were discovered missing about three to four months ago. After going radio silent with the surrounding Protecterates it took Knowlton nearly three weeks of arguing with other Pack Leaders before securing the permission to begin running reconnaissance missions into New Bedford (as previously stated, most other Uratha consider New Bedford bad juju).
After running a few missions, confirming the likely destruction of the Harbor Wolves, and the new tide of Beshilu invasion, Knowlton sent out a request for help in re-establishing control of New Bedford/Dartmouth. Given the city’s reputation, it took time before the Uratha in Portland Maine replied and sent you guys, The Anchor Wolves.
@Madmal: You could absolutely use Strings of the Heart on Pequod.