The Fjord | Chapter 6

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Role Play Notes | May 2nd, 2019

The pack had remained within the confines of the north for sometime and finally the pack started off further north, to follow the instructions given by Calder to head to the Mykeer where it was told their missing Alphess was.  A new male wolf had come upon the pack by the name of Kyseran. Nightshade had also managed to catch up with the pack and now joins them in their temporary move.

 

 

The North Ahead | Chapter 5

By Calder The Mystery, Storyline No Comments

Role Play Notes | April 15th, 2019

The pack had remained within the confines of the north for sometime and finally the pack started off further north, to follow the instructions given by Calder to head to the Mykeer where it was told their missing Alphess was.  A new male wolf had come upon the pack by the name of Kyseran. Nightshade had also managed to catch up with the pack and now joins them in their temporary move.

 

 

The North Behind Us | Chapter 4

By Calder The Mystery, Storyline No Comments

Role Play Notes | March 31st, 2019

The pack had remained within the confines of the north for sometime and finally the pack started off further north, to follow the instructions given by Calder to head to the Mykeer where it was told their missing Alphess was.  A new male wolf had come upon the pack by the name of Kyseran. Nightshade had also managed to catch up with the pack and now joins them in their temporary move.

 

 

Calder Returns | Chapter 3

By Calder The Mystery, Storyline No Comments

Story line Continues | March 22nd, 2019

The pack has settled somewhere in the north to rest up before they move on. Calder seemingly made yet another appearance to the pack after tailing them for sometime.

 

 


RP Log Begins

* Ayaka too would have stuck close to the pack, watching their surroundings as well as the skies for any that should think of appropriating their kill, laying on the carcass’ opposite side from Kova. She perked then, turning to watch her sister gnaw on the goat’s horn, shifting restlessly. She wanted to get everyone up and moving, yet she held herself, careful to await the Beta’s decision.
* Fianna had slowly worn a small path from her resting place to the carcass, eating from it each day, and then taking a small walk around the area in a small circle, gradually wearing her own walking path so she could stretch and strengthen her ribs. Each day, though the ache stayed, the burning pain grew less until she felt she could move a bit more freely, without the hitch in her step. Careful still, she did not put her full
* Fianna weight on her left side, but only what she felt it could handle without stress.
* skydancer ears swivel slightly at the activity and lifts her head eyeing the sheeps remains before rising to all fours and wanders over mindfull of her gait.lowering her muzzle she sets to work on freeing a proper piece
* Kova would remain where she was gnawing happily on the piece of horn as she would wiggle her nose this way and that taking in it’s scent quietly before looking around her. She would see Ayaka and smile, chuffing to her “Hello sister”
<Calder> He would have been tailing the pack sense they departed and by now, would be resting in a small cave just below the northern passage. He was familiar with the little nooks in which he can seek temporary shelter from the elements and wandering eyes. His elongated snout snapped open before closing sharply with a yawn. Amber hues with a blazing gaze peered around before finally pressing his paws »»
<Calder> »» to the stone and retreating from the sanctuary.
* Ayaka dipped her muzzle taking a small piece of goat scrap in her maw and gulping it down before smiling at Kova tilting her head. “Hello Kova.” She shifted. “I begin to feel restless..” she admitted, “I think we must move on soon. This wide open plateau worries me, as does staying in one place for too long in a land not our own.” She pawed at a clump of snow, smashing it, before scooping some into her mouth and letting it
* Ayaka melt, thirsty. She rose and stretched, shaking snow from her white pelt. “I think I’ll do a bit of scouting..” she said, needing to move
* Fianna stood at the top of a small rise just off to the pack’s left. She figured the least she could do was station herself where she could see a long way. She could watch, be wary. Scenting the cold air, she tucked her tail around her paws more closely, keeping a shiver at bay as she thought of Atraya, of Faolan, of Rook. Where were they now? Were they okay? Did they yet live?
* Kova would continue to chew on the piece of horn before pausing to speak “Aye, as am I. I hope that perhaps tonight we will move again – or sometime this afternoon.” she offered to her with a slow wave of her tail. “Oh? Would you like some company?”
* Noxion (Nox@sorcery-7gqii5.dip0.t-ipconnect.de) has joined #WolfSpirits
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* Ayaka reached her nose to nuzzle Kova. “Of course sis. I always love your company.” She would turn to glance up the knoll toward Fianna, heading that way to stop ear the fae. “Will you stay near the kill, Fianna and watch over it? We are going scouting and will return soon.” When Fianna would answer she would nose the fae and move toward the north, hoping to see what their upcoming paths had to offer. Wouldn’t hurt to break
* Ayaka trail early anyway, provided it didn’t snow hard again before they left.
* Fianna would nod in agreement to Ayaka, nosing Kova as well if the fae was with her, trying not to look too worried as thoughts of the alphess still hung heavy on her shoulders, the scent of the scrap of fur, Calder and her mother’s scents both, causing a residual quaver in her muscles which she had to focus to settle.
* Kova swung her tail happily behind her before she would look to the horn piece and frown. Oh! She had an idea! She would pick it up and walk towards Fianna and smile, nosing her back in return “Watch this for me?” she would wait for the fae’s response before she would follow after Ayaka.
<Calder> After retreating from the sanctuary of the small cave he would start off up the northern pass once more. There was not much to hide behind but he would make due with what he had. Keeping to the stone nd boulders, he would skip from one to the other effortlessly as he continued along the path made by the pack.
* Fianna would eye the bone, then Kova, then the bone before dipping her head to grab it up. “Ofsh coursh.” She said, wagging, a slight light in her eyes.
* Kova swung her tail and smiled, nosing Fianna once more in thanks to her! She would then quickly move after Ayaka with the intent on finding out if anyone had trailed them or not, or, more importantly if anyone else was within the boundaries to the north.
* Ayaka would start off to the north, starting breaking a trail between two snow covered hills, before turning to loop back around to the south of the pack’s current location. It would take some time, and as they both moved, she would speak in soft tones, conversationally with her sister fae. “Have you ever found new territory with wolfspirits?” She asked, “did they move before I became part of the pack?” Her old pack had moved
* Ayaka quiet a bit, in fact, wolfspirits had been the only pack she’d come across that remained so relatively staionary. But then, they had found a place worthy of such. Many packs had to follow the herds, as they did now.
* Fianna would watch the two sisters trit away, the small bone tucked in her maw, tail hanging till, listening vigilantly for several long moments before she moved downhill to settle closer to the carcass, then settled the bone between her paws, unable to resist a bit of scritch scratching of her own teeth. Oh she’d watch it closely, of course.
* Kova followed after Ayaka before offering “They hadn’t moved not that I recall. Shukie and I only came to this pack three or so years ago.” she tried to remember if that was accurate or not, most likely longer. “But I have heard stories that the founding alpha, Kovo, had moved the pack once before to the territory we’re currently at.”
* Ayaka tilted her head toward Kova, even as her eyes scanned the uneven plateau. Ahead, further north, it seemed they’d have to climb even higher before dropping down into the valley, once they reached the downslope they’d have to be carefull with switchbacks, so as not to go plunging downward, all ending up with broken ribs such as Fianna had. Leaving the trail north, Ayaka curved around now south, making a wide circle around
* Ayaka the pack as she bounded through the snow, falling still every so often to watch and listen. It seemed, for the most part, that they were alone. No doubt they hadn’t yet crossed into Calder’s packs territory. Just thinking of the roguish brute made Ayaka stop and snap at her fur a bit, nosing Kova as well. “Those travels would be interesting to hear about..” she finally ventured to comment in return to her sister.
* Fianna still lay, crunching away at the bone Kova had asked her to watch, beside her the carcass of the dallsheep was nearly frozen, well preserved in the cold of the mountain range. It still had sevral good hunks of meat on it, for the others had been careful to leave some for all.
* Darth would wake up and stretch his legs out before rolling back to his stomach to stand up. He shook the snow from his pelt and looked around. He would crunch through the snow as he started to move around, if he could see Ayaka and Kova, he would chuff a greeting in their direction as he swiveled his ears, listening for any sounds that may be heard.
<Calder> Would continue to move up the slope until the wind of wolves seemed to pause him in his tracks. He would tilt his head in a favorable direction as it would offer to him the scents he had sought out for. He grinned and swung his tail about before moving along the chosen path. If the wolves rested in the open he’d surely come upon them.
* Fianna would look to see Darth begin to stir. Ayaka and Kova were too far on the outskirts to be seen for the time being, perhaps beyond a hill. But she was there, and would stop her bone gnawing long enough to offer a quiet friendly chuff to the brute, standing carefully. “Hello Darth. Have some food. Kova, Ayaka, and Skydancer killed a dallsheep. It’ll help boost everyone before we move on..” she passed on the information,
* Fianna settling beside the carcass as she looked south, lifting her nose to the winds. If their scent carried to Calder, his own would for the time being be masked from them. Was his frame visible against the snows yet? She would carefully stretch, testing her muscles against the injury as wellbas the cold.
* Kova would continue t ofollow after Ayaka quietly offering conversation. She was happy to do so, she hadn’t had a good one in a while. “I would love to share about them! Shukie and I saw a lot during our travels. Especially the water that smells funny and salty. The creatures there are much different than here.”
* Ayaka would perk at her sister’s words, turning to glance her way as she hopped up onto a rock next to a large pine tree before halting to look out over the vantage she’d found. Below just to the north, the small pack was nestled up against a copse of trees, for shelter and cover both, though they had not gone completely into the small copse. She could see a few forms moving about, and their scents had cast long to her.
* Ayaka From this vantage, she swept her gaze east, west, and further south as well. If Calder was moving along their previous trail, Ayaka’s alert gaze would no doubt pick up on his black form soon enough.
* Ayaka grinned at Kova, “what sorts of animals? I’ve heard of the great white bears, and I think you’ve spoken of a few others before..” she imagined the place even as she continued her vigil
* Darth would hear the soft chuff come from behind him and turn to see Fianna. He began to move toward her and see the carcass of the sheep as she settled down beside it. “Thank you.” He said before he would feel his hunger grow in his stomach. He would approach the frozen sheep and tear a small piece off for himself. He would nod to the young wolf. He set the piece down, and looked to Fianna. “How are you feeling today?” He asked tilt
<Darth> Cut: …He set the piece down, and looked to Fianna. “How are you feeling today?” He asked tilting his head to the fae END
* Kova she would look ahead and offer a smile “There where these animals that where really loud, and fat! They smelled of the sea and of salt. They where very slow…” she offered a low gruuuu “They where easy to catch however, they where fiesty!”
<Calder> Would continue to make his way towards the direction of the gathering of wolves. He would stop short, however, and dared not to get to close. He had settled himself behind a boulder and peered over it just to make sure he wasn’t in the way or hoped he wasn’t. He’d sit there for the moment and wait.
* Fianna slid down to lay on her belly, her ribs growing tired of movement for the time being. She offered a shrug to Darth, watching him eat some. “I’m doing alright, healing still.” She grew tired of everyone asking all the time, but then, she knew they meant well, so she offered a smile before lapping up some snow, needing the liquid to melt and slide down her throat
* Darth would watch Fianna take up another mouthful of snow and listened; “What? no; I was asking why are you eating the snow?” He asked, still not understanding what she was doing. “I’ve never seen a wolf eat snow before.” He said, tilting his head.
* Fianna ‘s eyes brightened in understanding. “Oh. Well… it melts in your mouth. Up here there aren’t any flowing streams so we have to eat snow to quench our thirst.” She had never had the experience of knowing something someone else did not, and she tried to be kind about it, even as she couldn’t help but feel slightly good at being able to help someone else.
* Ayaka continued listening, “they sound very tasty indeed.” She licked her chops at the idea. “I don’t see anything really..” she commented. “Perhaps lets head back?” With that she would take the direct route downhill, heading back toward the gathering of woofs.
* Darth would nod in understand; “Oh, that makes sense.” He said; before taking a small mouthful of snow into his mouth and feeling it melt in his mouth before swallowing the cool water.
<Calder> Continued to watch from a distance for a moment longer before rising up and slowly making his way forward. There wasn’t much to hide behind now and he would likely not really bother to conceal his frame either. The dark voluptuous male would stride towards the two wolves Fianna and Darth. His eyes no doubt on the male for a longer moment but then refixed upon the other.
* Fianna nodded, watching Darth partake of the frozen water. “It takes a long time, but, its worth it if nothing else is available.” She smiled, tail brushing the snows behind her, oblivious to Calders approach until he was well visible. Perhaps it was the sound of his pawsteps crunching over frozen snows that first alerted her and she rose, thinking it to be Ayaka and Kova returning, her honey amber eyes curious to what they
* Fianna might have found. But then her hues fell on the muscular form of the large ebony brute, Calder, and she inadvertently gulped before her tail rose along with her head and ears. Though she was no longer in her own territory, she couldn’t show weakness. She stood, her stance belying the injury of her ribs, neither did she show aggression. “Calder…” she said, intrigue lacing her tones as she watched him closely.
* Darth seeing the brute approach, stopped eating for a moment and stood. He had not met this wolf yet and didn’t recognize him from the territory. As Fianna stood and called him by name, he stood beside her; still not knowing what this wolf wanted. He had heard the name before, but couldn’t really place who or where he had heard it, and didn’t know if he was friend or foe, so he took no chances and let Fianna instruct his actions; never ta
* Kova she would look ahead and offer a smile “There where these animals that where really loud, and fat! They smelled of the sea and of salt. They where very slow…” she offered a low gruuuu “They where easy to catch however, they where fiesty!” (repost)
<Calder> As he approached the pair he smiled with pearly whites. “Hello daughter of the Alpha’s” he’d slowly bow his head and rise before giving a passing nod to Darth. He returned his deep amber gaze back to Fianna and smiled “I see that you’ve taken up my advise…. how does it feel to not belong in your own lands?” there was a sharpness to his tone but as well, one that welcomed the fae »»
<Calder> »» into unknown territory as well. However… was it really unknown?
* kamaitachi woke up to voices. It seemed some of the pack was up. Opening her eyes and shaking the snow from her fur as she stood up, she looked around. She spotted her brother taking with 2 other cars she wasn’t sure if ahe had met yet or not. With a chuff, she padded towards them
* Ayaka nodded excitedly to Kova’s words. “They sound delicious! I travelled very near the coastland, but never tried any of those creatures myself, but Salmon, ohh, so delicious. ” she would begin to head down the hill back toward the cluster of wolves, unaware for the moment of Calder’s appearance
<Kova> “They where! They had a lot of fat!” she licked her lupin lips as she crested over a small knoll to over look further into the northern lands. The wind would kick up what remained of the snow which hazed her view some “There’s so much to show you along the rivers of salt! Perhaps one day we can travel there? However there are bears there ,large ones, that are all white.”
* Fianna held very still, watchful, even though she found her limbs wanting to leap and roll and posture, the male’s very essence seeming to ask for such. She held still, she was an alpha’s daughter, she would comport herself as such. Tilting her head in acknowledgement of Calder’s words she nodded. “Yes. We search for my mother, as you have said, we must pass through your lands..” she paused. “Will you offer us safe assurance
* Fianna of travel?” She asked the question, hope springing in her heart. Maybe she was still naieve, maybe not, but she would ask all the same.
* Fianna paused, unsure how to answer the male’s own question. “It feels as you would expect.” She finally said, her own words perhaps sharpening slightly. She didn’t like being toyed with, even if she found him intriguing.
<Calder> Would smile all the same as he began to make a few steps closer towards Fianna, his nose twitched this way and that as he furiously tried to pick a part the scents but there would be no mistaking the ones that stood out the most to him. When she offered her words of rebuttle he couldn’t help but chuckle, a low and deep harmonious laugh. “Ah ha ha! Yes…. well you are close to my lands. »»
<Calder> »» Just a few more miles northwards and you will be within them. If the lady would allow… may I have the opprtunity to show them to you? As a good sign of my… assurance.” he paid no mind to anyone around him now, not even any one who approached. His deep amber eyes holding fast to Fiannas, eager for her response.
* Darth would notice his sister approaching with a chuff; he directed her with his head to stay behind them; all with a look in his eyes of uncertainty. He then turned his attention back to the stranger and listened as he and Fianna spoke. Waiting for some kind of relevance to be heard; he got a bad feeling from the wolf before him, and looked to Fianna to see what she would say or do
<Darth> ‘Fianna, We can not spare you. If you wish to go, please allow someone to go with you.” He said in a whisper to the fae, knowing that it would be safer for the young fae.
* kamaitachi moved to her brothers side “what’s going on? Who is that wolf?” She said quietly to her brother. She got a bad vibe and found herself saying “don’t trust him. He’s bad” she would tell her brother sinking into the snow
<`Raven> <Larka> *woke up stiff and sore. Her paw ached but relief when it wasn’t bleeding anymore. Standing up slowly she shook herself as she stared around her. She noticed a group of the pack around a strange brute and tail high she padded silently towards them wondering what was going on.
* Fianna was deeply tempted, everything within her wanted to know more about this mysterious brute, as well as find her mother as soon as possible. Buut,… she flicked an ear toward Darth but didn’t look his way. Deep down she knew it was a siren call, for now at least. She would remain loyal to her pack, and to the things which her parents and elders had taught her. Stepping forward to meet Caldet halfway, she met his stare
* Fianna with her own, equally riveted upon him as she tried to match his tones. “I will acompany you… when the rest of my pack does so as well. You are welcome to stay, and speak with the Beta, for she will make the call of when we go.” Were her words wise? She didn’t feel in it her heart for she longed to follow, to see what his words had to offer in ernest. Her paws, however, stilled.
<Fianna> (Calder*)
* Fianna grinned at the idea. “Of course we should. I would love to see where you grew up.” She said, moving slowly through the deeper snow near the bottom of the hill. “Perhaps once we have settled, or found our alpha’s once again.” She nosed Kova, happy to be spending time with jer sister again.
* Ayaka grinned at the idea. “Of course we should. I would love to see where you grew up.” She said, moving slowly through the deeper snow near the bottom of the hill. “Perhaps once we have settled, or found our alpha’s once again.” She nosed Kova, happy to be spending time with jer sister again.
<Calder> gave a smile as he dipped his head towards Fianna “Very well. I will wait for you to the far north about two miles in the direction of North. You will find me near a spring and two boulders that stand on either side much like the ears on that golden crown of yours” he said with a smile before offering a rather brazen and bold move of reaching over to brush the tip of his nose to her own. »»
<Calder> »» Maybe it was his way to let the others know he’s met the fae.
* Darth would watch the exchange happen before him, no longer was he by the fae’s side as she had moved forward; and had to trust the fae to know what to do. As Calder reached forward, he watched carefully, ready to strike if he were to harm the fae at all; but until such time, he would remain standing in his spot, watching.
* Kova would dip her head to Ayaka and smile all the same “Shukie and I have some wild stories, that’s for sure. Especially when we made the long trek to get to WolfSpirits…” she said now thinking on her other Kyara. What had happened to her? She hadn’t seen her in sometime and that pang of worry washed over her.”Aye, I agree. I’m sure she’s alright… I hope that Faolan and Rook are as »»
<Kova> »» well…”
* Ayaka ‘s tongue lolled a bit from the hard work of moving through snow, nudging Kova some with her shoulder. “Perhaps once we are on the move, should you be near enough to me, you can tell me one of those wild stories.” She wondered what it would have been like to wander the grand world with naught but a sister at one’s side.
* Kova smiled once more and nodded in agreement “I certiantly will!” she said with a swing of her tail before nduging her shoulder along Ayaka’s softly. She looked ahead and found nothing of interest in their scouting. “Seems all is quiet out here… almost barren. It’s a wonder anyone would live out here?”
* Fianna easily commited the instruction to memory, knowing she would need to relay the information to Shukie when the Beta awoke or otherwise returned. For now though, she blinked as Calder’s nose brushed hers, his scent washing over her and seeming to settle upon her own fur. She allowed the contact, a strange thrill tingling along her skin as he did so, but she stilled herself before her tail would wag. She would not show
* Fianna any eagerness until his intentions were better known, until ‘he’ was better known. She owed as much to her mother, if she was yet alive. And her father. She stood up tall. “We will find you there.” She said with a nod, brushing her nose briefly along his cheek before he withdrew in an equally brazen move, adding her own scent to his pelt, perhaps to say she was not afraid, or perhaps it was more, perhaps she didn’t
* Fianna even know herself. Pulling back abruptly she raised her head again, flicking her gaze finally once to those nearby, Darth, and back, glad they were near, though she felt she was not in danger. Not now anyway. Her rib ached from standing as if she were not injured, but she gave no indication, rather watched Calder. “You will not need to wait long, for we are eager to reclaim my mother.”
* Fianna agreed, “it has a frigid beauty to it though, does it not?” She asked, almost reverently glancing over the cold landscape, where only few trees dared to grow, and rocky mountain tips were visible in the distance. “Things that can handle the cold, and that don’t need much vegetation..” she mused.. “or .. most things just roam through places like this and don’t stay long, like us.”
* Ayaka agreed, “it has a frigid beauty to it though, does it not?” She asked, almost reverently glancing over the cold landscape, where only few trees dared to grow, and rocky mountain tips were visible in the distance. “Things that can handle the cold, and that don’t need much vegetation..” she mused.. “or .. most things just roam through places like this and don’t stay long, like us.” (Annnd again. Sigh)
<Calder> Well didn’t that just melt his heart? There would be an undeniable gruuuuu’ing sound from the belly of his being at the returned brush of the fae’s nose. It tickled him blue, or black, as his fur whipped about in the listless wind. He flung his head back and once more baruuu’ed in victory of such affection returned and would tip toe dance around in a finely pointed circle before stopping. »»
<Calder> »» “Then I eagerly await your arrival m’dear…” it was there he shot a glance, no, a death stare at Darth while he spoke the next words. He didn’t seem to direct them to Larka or Kamai “… alone!” with another gruuuu he would skip his back heels and turn gracefully around (he couldn’t very well snowball the lady in the face now could he?) and start off further north and offered a flashy »»
<Calder> »» wave of his tail like a fan in his bitter sweet goodbye. The destination would be the meeting place he had designated.
* Darth would continue to watch the exchange between the strange brute and Fianna as it came to a close. With Clader’s death stare, he knew at that point that the brute was one not to be trusted. He sighed and almost growled as Calder began to head out, but maintained his composure the best he could. He then padded up to Fianna’s side and looked to her. “Are you okay?” He asked her with concern.
* Calder Quit (Quit: *with a little more skip to his step, he departs*)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 1, 2020

Pack Meeting #200

July 6, 2020 in Lore Night, Meeting, Special Event

Lore Night – July 6th, 2020

Lore Night July 6th, 2020 The pack gathered to share lore and story! Lore Night Begins * Kamai had been long left behind by the others she was with and…
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June 10, 2020 in Meeting, Pack Meeting

Role Play Session – June 10th, 2020

RP Notes June 10th, 2020 Discussion on how to free the northern pass of a pesky cougar who's lay claim to the valley. Calder has returned to offer help. No…
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May 30, 2020 in Meeting, Pack Meeting

Pack Meeting #199

Meeting Notes May 30th, 2020 Shakira becomes Hunter In Training Fianna & Kwa`ani become Guardians In Training (along with scouts) Kova becomes Delta In Training Shukie announces that pledges will…
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May 5, 2020 in Meeting, Pack Meeting

Pack Meeting #198

Meeting Notes May 5th, 2020 Quick meeting promoting Shakira to member!  Attendance: @Atraya @Ayaka @Fianna @Kova @Kwa`ani @Kajika @Shukie %Shakira Fenrir Raven Archibald CwnAnnwn Ihrileth Pack Meeting Begins   *…
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The Pack Moves | Chapter 2

By Calder The Mystery, Storyline No Comments

Role Play Notes

  • Date: March 18th, 2019

At the last pack meeting it was determined by Shukie that they needed to pursue a lead from a visiting male, Calder, about their missing Alpha Atraya who was somewhere to the north beyond their borders at a place called Mykeer. It comes with no easy task or decision to leave the WolfSpirits territory for a temporary spell in order to find their missing Alpha(s) and hopefully find out what’s happened to their usual bountiful herds that have gone missing. It’s been suggested there might be another pack responsible and whether that ties into their new visiting wolf has yet to be determined.

 

 

The Northern Visitor | Chapter 1

By Calder The Mystery, Storyline No Comments
Artwork by Exileden

Artwork by Exileden

The wilds would tremble at the leering eyes of mischief…

and perhaps in some desperate attempt would continue to blanket the world in a white powder.

Just at the mouth at the entrance of WolfSpirits territory from the north in darkness would be a single figure, outlined by darkness and the snow’s bite. His eyes narrowed against the bitter cold as he watched the single figure making it’s way through the opening before disappearing from sight. Shortly after he’d be joined by another.

Calder’s comrade from the previous night would settle just beside and offer in a low, guttered tone “Approved.” his voice hardly manageable by normal ears but Calder gave a understanding nod.

“Good.” the wind would whip about the dark framed male known as Calder. The cold lapped at his frame but didn’t seem to waiver him at all. “I was also successful and it seems as though we’ve drawn attention. At least they are alive.”

Nothing unusual

Nothing unusual found

Nothing unusual

Nothing unusual found

Nothing unusual

Nothing unusual found

Nothing unusual

Nothing unusual found

At first it was intentional to keep their whereabouts as secretive as possible, but now, they seem intentional on being found for they strafe in and out of view and well tracked. It seems as though they where coming in and out from the north. One male in particular. His scent would be littered all about the wilderness and shrubs. Not a good sign for those who hold a territory to defend. Whatever motives this wolf had, it would be with no care to what was going on around him other than any who tried to hunt his presence. He knew, however, that it wouldn’t go unnoticed for long. He would aim to make sure of it. The north west would hold his trail the freshest and, as it was, he would be moving in from the borders once more and into the WolfSpirits territory.

The winter had taken a good hold on the landscape, parching the tree’s of sunlight for a while now but the day’s grew warmer with the promise of spring but the season was as it was and nature as well the wilds would adhere to it like any other. The dark black wolf with stark yellow hues would leer through the timber pines that he was now familiar with. Like the resounding drums of doom strumming in the background, his paws would make for their intended target and destination. Towards the center of the pack’s place of gathering to which he’s observed for the past week now. Depending if he reaches it this night, it would be a wonder.

The Visitor Finally Appears

March 11th, 2018 – Role Play Log

* Atraya the world would be dark and cold as she remembered it to be. Though physically it felt much as though she haad felt inside sometimes. Especially during this time of the year but something seemed amiss. She couldn’t recall what had happened in the last 24hours but she knew that she was not where she wanted to be or needed to be.

<Calder> The shadow and shade of the forest would be no enemy to this one for he was charcoal and dark earthen in hues alone. Only a few silver streaks of fur would run along the lower portions of his cheeks from the end of his eyes. Amber hues narrowed as she tuff of fur would remain in his mouth and it was there he stopped just at the fringe of the clearing. He could hear the muffled tones of conversation from several wolves. He would make no attempt to really mask his scent now. Oh, no reason to now. It would probably take a proper moment or two before the fae’s would even notice him.
* Ayaka would be in somewhat rapt attention to the conversation, such that the no doubt unwelcome visitor went unnoticed at first, her own silvern hues upon the youngest fae as she ate. After a moment, perhaps as a response to Kova’s own shuffling, she too rose and shook herself, turning to nip at her hind fur and then flicked an ear, glancing around the clearing. She didn’t see anything off, but the stillness which came from
* Ayaka the forest in which Calder crouched, a knowing she had picked up from Shukie, alerted her that person something was amiss, or someone was there. She rose fully then and nudged Kova. If it had been pack, wouldn’t they have announced themselves. She hadn’t caught the scent yet, and didn’t know exactly where the intruder was, yet she seemed alert now, ears up and staring in that direction, curious mostly, for the time
* Ayaka being.
* skydancer supressing the urge the wolfgrin at the youngsters expression she eases her achy right front a little as fianna turns her attention to the meal taking the moment to relax just a bit even though she suspects the reprieve is only temporary. a short time later she is proven correct. letting out a slow breath she settles her frame dow trusting on the fact that four set’s of ears present nothing much will manage to
* skydancer sneak up on the. “it’s the same for eveyone. we Like young things, any young thing at all. ofcourse those of our own kind are best.” she starts taking a moment to reposition the meat so she can eat it and using the oppertunity think.”You’re own kind is better. but it’s best of all if it’s you’re own family. and brutes can’t birth that is soley the territory of us fea. so if a brute wants to have pups he has to
* skydancer convince a fea to want to carry his. this can result in some..”she falls silents nose twitching and her ears pricked.
* Fianna didn’t noticed a gosh darned thing, her mind so caught up in this new idea of … well her own pups. A flutter of nervous excitement running through her. “Result in what sky?” She prompted, clueless as to the reason Sky had fallen silent. “What do the brutes do? Is it fun? Would I like it?” Her eyes were bright now as she was fully engaged in the topic which seemed so amusing to Ayaka
* Kova couldn’t help but stiffle a laugh at sweet, sweet Fianna. She would swing her tail as she too was eager to see just -how- would skydancer answer that but then the twitching of her sister and something on the wind paused all excitement and engaged conversation to alert and tentive. Something was amiss. What? Who. She would promptly rise to all fours and draw her tail high behind her slowly but not in disrespect to the present company. Especially Fianna. Even though the daughter wasn’t a member yet, she still had her own instinct’s to warrent. Her lip began to curl as she would quickly scan the horizon. Hunter eyes would narrow as she would make a dark figure out “There…” her tone was now dangerously dark.
* skydancer flicks one ear back, distractedly. ‘perhaps’ she offers in a distracted tone slwly getting about half way up eyes searching for what she caught only a whiff of. spotting it only a moment orso after kova. ‘I see him’ she replies ‘assuming that is a brute..” she adds trailing off her banner half way raised “stay behind us fianna” she warns in a stern voice getting up the rest of the way and moving in front the
* skydancer younger wolf as if her miniture frame could shield the youngster.
* Ayaka ‘s hackles were up in a blink and she too had her tail at full mast, stepping up next to skydancer to cut the stranger off from the alpha’s injured daughter. She wasn’t up for a fight yet, such a thing could do irreparable damage. She felt her packmates move around her, tensing, the air turning almost palpable, as skydancer warned Fianna. Ayaka kept silent, silver hues narrowed as she too picked out the dark form. She
* Ayaka took a few stiff legged steps forward, emitting a low toned howl, full of implications should the stranger have ill intent.
<Calder> Drums. Hard beaten drums would resound in the background for this creature as he would remain in the wood’s proper but he knew it was only a matter of time before he’d be noticed and that was fine with him. It seemed like there was a nice harim gathered anyway. He had caught wind perhaps of the conversation from his vantage but said nothing and simply and very boldly began to emerge from the forset into view. There would be a wiley smirk across his dark lupin muzzle as he would continue to move forward. Upon the howl he simply paused giving it only that much of an insight before he proceeded with no regard for them just yet. ( https://www.deviantart.com/annakowalczewska/art/Dark-wolf-769885382 * eyes are yellow / amber )
<Calder> (( Upclose: https://www.deviantart.com/exileden/art/The-Strange-One-723367269 ))
* Fianna at skydancer’s tone Fianna at first looked as of she’d been bitten, stepping back and her tail lowering, then, as the pause grew and the tension grew, she seemed to realize something else was afoot, lifting her head to peek between the older fae’s only to catch a glimpse of a dark black brute as he stepped out. She bit back a whimper and stood at her own full height, wincing at her sudden move, tail and hackles raising
* Fianna to mirrow her elders. She remained silent, knowing she had much less experience in this group. A strange thrill ran through her at sight of the male, and she whimpered again, softly.
* Kova hearing Ayaka’s howl she would follow suit with her own tones, a warning and one that held a stark deepness to it. When her howl ended she promptly drew forward, tail high and ears forward as her fur began to prickle. Something was off with this one perhaps? Why so… slinky. Maybe she was able to pick up the males scent in that it was the one she’d been chasing all around the territory. She took yet another step forward before letting loose a low growl of warning to the male.
* skydancer briefly touches her muzzle to ayaka’s shoulder the highest spot she can reach to steady the other a little bit. “WHo are you?” she calls stepping forward still keeping herself between fianna and the stranger. of whom she is pretty sure is planning on causing some sort of trouble she not liking his posture at all she takes one step sideway’s with her hindpaws hackles only half raised and as he comes closer they
* skydancer raise all the way up and she draws both ears forward. only long practice allowing her to keep her tone civilzed at the same time though it would depend on His anwers weather she’d stay that way “and What do you think you’re doing here?” she asks her choice of words no where near as measured as she’d have like but this one is irritating her. simply with the way he Looks.
* Ayaka would branch out just as Kova did. Moving just to the side so the male had to split his attention, rather than remaining a bunched up in one place. She made no hostile advances yet, scanning the treeline for any others she might have missed as she caught his scent as well. As skydancer spoke, she left it at that, waiting to hear if the brute would give answer.
* Fianna didn’t try to move out with the others, knowing she was injured and feeling helpless, she watched the group advance, the hostility ramping up a notch as the brute continued his own advance. She wished papa were here!
<Calder> There would be a small flowing tendril of fur in his mouth, fluttering about with each huff of the wind. It would be a light silery hued tint with white dappled here and there. It was a decently sized chunk that included both the guard hairs as well as the undercoat. His stark yellow / orange eyes that resembled the flames of fire would leer upon the fae’s. When one of them spoke he simply stood there for a moment longer keeping them guessing. When there was enough time that passed he simply lowered his large head and let loose the tuff of fur. It immediately left his jaws and began to tumble like a weed towards the trio of wolves. Bouncing this way and that as it was effortlessly carried until it came to rest upon Fianna’s paws. He rose his head up slowly and gave a simple smile before the usual stoaic nature of his presence resumed once more. Nothing was uttered from his lips save for the graceful tongue lap removing any spare pieces of fur from his frame.
* Kova when her eyes met this dark male, she felt as though a shiver from the earth itself coursed itself throughout her entire body. Her stomach churnned a most unusual way. What was this feeling? Her tension would remain and her eyes driven hard upon the males movements especially but she couldn’t help but feel an anxiousness within her. Her frame began to tingle against Ayaka’s lightly as she started to sway as if to anticipate pacing this male. “Answer us” she said with a low growl. Demanding now. She ensured she was close to Fianna as she saw the piece of fur release from the males mouth and tumble towards them before resting upon Fianna’s own.
* skydancer bares her teeth at the brutes arrogence and takes a one padfall forward, then another a deep growl escaping from between her teeth contemplating how to take him out if it comes to that. “What. Are, you Doing, Here” she repeats conemplating how best to get the sneer off of his features. at the same time she knows she has to be carefull not to display her limp her size alone marks her as ‘easy’ no sense in giving
* skydancer him ore reasons to think he can whatever he wants.
* Fianna looked down as if in slow motion, the fur tumbled to a stop at her paws.. and then.. the scent of it washed over her and she knew. Rage shot through her and her eyes narrowed, her frame tensing. No… mama.. she couldn’t be.. with an anguished howl she shot forward, ignoring the pain in her ribs, her only thought being to get information from the stranger. In a few bounds she was nearing him, fangs bared and her own
* Fianna amber eyes spitting fire. “Where is my mother. What have you ‘done’.” Her tail and head were up, and she held herself as she’d seen Atraya do when she had all the authority in the world. Pain fired down her side, but she ignored it.
* Ayaka had seen no other male act in this way, cocky, sure, knowing. She nearly trembled from the tension, and the the itchiness seemed to spread all over her body. Still, she kept herself. And then the howl from Fianna seemed to tear something from deep inside the young fae, causing Ayaka to look after her in surprise before she spotted the fur, and she slowly began to understand. She bounded, trying to cut off Fianna from
* Ayaka the male, yet she had moved too slowly. She only could back her up, fangs bared and hackles at full alert.
<Kajika> It was well into the afternoon and Kajika could feel it through the changing light through the clouds overhead. The scent of the beaver was fading and by now it would have returned to its home in a lodge nearby. The gouges in the nearby trees would remain, but they would be there for another day. Oh well, he snoozed so he certainly wasn’t winning this one. Or however the phrase went. Just waking up after another particularly long nap on the Eastern edge of the Hunting Grounds. After searching and resting, he would return back to the Clearing to relieve Sky of watching over Fianna and give her a chance to stretch her legs if she needed it. He certainly got his exercise in while chasing the hare he caught not too long ago and if he was going to rest, he might as well do so in the Clearing. He stood up to stretch, pushing his weight back onto his hind paws and leaned back while yawning a great yawn and snapped his teeth together before standing for a moment and took off at a leisure walk in the direction of the center of the Pack’s territory.
* Kova would be taken back by Fianna’s reaction for she didn’t get a chance to even smell the fur tuft at all but with her reaction something stirred well within her to quickly bound after the alpha’s daughter “Fianna!” she would say and aimed to sprint well ahead of her. She was injured and didn’t need any other potentially life threatening injuries. She was important as they all where, but she desired not to be alive for the wrath of an mother nor father at the loss of a child.
<Calder> The male would stand 30′ inches tall and weighed at least 100lbs. He was a decently sized male and by the looks of it traveled a lot but as well settled enough to not be to lengthy and lean. He looked well fed and taken care of. There was no scents upon him other than the inticiing prospect to the females. When the younger fae seemed to rise up and charge at him with a leaping bound he would rise a large brow but otherwise didn’t move at all and simply said “Ahhh, just as I was told.” before he turned on large paws and blazed back along the path he took initially within the clearing and headed towards the hunting grounds. He knew his way around for the most part and ensured he scouted out potential exits as well. There was also a nicely well worn path for him to follow special.
* Fianna shook her head, ignoring Kova’s cry she pushed after the male, urging past the pain, her mind filled with awful ideas of her mother’s death, perhaps at the hands of this brute. “No!” She growled, tracing his path. Pain would grow around her ribs and chest however, severely limiting her speed no matter how much she fought against it. A whimper escaped her muzzle. “Please.” She called, “tell me she’s okay..” her voice
* Fianna might as well have been carried by the winds for how soft and despairing it was. Her father, her brother, now her mother. She fell still, head bent and sides heaving, tail drooping as she fought to just breath past the pain of it all.
* skydancer fianna’s call out and subsequent Charge cause her eyes to widen briefly as the fea passes so close enough for her to feel the wind of it. bounding right behind her she is ofcourse too small to do anything to stop the young boulder. well other then a good nip to hind quater maybe but that would be showing disent. Not good so instead she places herself right beside the fea. his lack of response infuriates her but
* skydancer the brutes words chill her instead and she tries to step infront of fianna but a little too slow atleast the injury seems to try slow the larger wolf from outpacing her “slow down fianna, he’s just trying to goat us” she warns in a stern tone. not at All sure if that is the case butwit hfea condition there no way she can do much of anything. bounding infront she makes an attempt to block the anxtious fea,
* Ayaka would see Fianna fall still even as she had attempted to follow the brute, and with a glance to skydancer as she past, she would make note the fae seemed inclined to stay and keep an eye on the alpha’s daughter, her own inside churning like mad, hwr instincts driving her after the brute for many reasons. She would follow his course if she was able, keeping pace if could though she knew not where his destination lay
* Kova would quickly run after Fianna and when the fae began to slow to a painful crawl she would quickly run up to her and brush her nose under her’s “Fianna, stay here. Don’t -move-” her voice more demanding then she’s ever held. They could afford to loose Fianna, not to her injuries or to make it worse. She looked to skydancer quickly before giving a firm nod and with all her strength and pent up energy she would bolt after along the same trail the male used. Her goal now was to chase him down or out. First…. answers.
* ShukieAFK was lounging near the pool of ice beneath the hidden falls totally unaware of the goings on. She’d spent days criss crossing the unknown males scent but never getting a fresh track, always a day or two old. She pondered why the male was roaming the lands wondering if it was part of the brother/sister duo that had recently arrived. Were they a decoy? Or just utter coincidence? She
* ShukieAFK liked coming to the hidden falls, it was always peaceful and a place she could relax and ponder things concerning the pack. They were so few that she opted to spend her days traveling the expanse of the packlands.
* Kajika crossed the space within the Hunting Grounds, absent of trees which provided no cover or shelter so he found himself standout in the expanse. Countless trails criss crossed in front of him of the comings and goings of the wolves and other creatures that they shared their home with, some of which he was able to use so he didn’t have to cut through newly fallen snow. He was unaware of the ensuing chase that was headed in his general direction since his mind was on other things, but sure enough, he would see a figure breaking free from the line of trees that separated the Hunting Grounds and his first thought was to identify them and offer a greeting until he could see the rush in this wolf’s step and when he couldn’t put a name to this figure, he immediately was alert and stopped dead in his tracks. Where were they going? Was this one of the new wolves that he was beside at the meeting? And why were they running? These questions all ran through his mind and he lowered himself to the snow and narrowed his eyes as he stalked over quickly, just content on following for now. Others would appear a moment later and this would only raise more questions that only raised the fur on his hackles. »»
<Calder> The path was well worn and well used enough to where he had little to no resistance in his sprint along the chosen path. The brute’s frame rippled with each deliberate movement to get away from the fae’s who where now in pursuit. He predicted this would happen, or more so, was told it would happen and so he continued all the way until he reached the hunting grounds wide expanse. He was greeted with wide open spaces and plenty of places to run but instead he began to slow his pace once he reached the rivers edge. There was a particular part where the river met the edge of stone and earth until it gave way to the quick running water with fresh snow melt. Settled in the middle of the rushing waters would be a some what large boulder where he effortlessly leaped across the waters and landed with ease upon it. Perhaps he knew exactly where to go to make such a landing with precision and no fault at all to his landing. He would skid to a halt before waiting for the others to catch up. The river was wide and large and would take the wolves sometime to go around if they desired anything other than facing him head on now.
* Kwa`ani stared up into the large gapping hole in the wall, what once was a narrow pathway had grown with the big earth shakes a few months back. Sitting back on her haunches she pondered wandering forth but at last refrained knowing she needed to stay put for a change instead of just wandering off again.
<Calder> The path was well worn and well used enough to where he had little to no resistance in his sprint along the chosen path. The brute’s frame rippled with each deliberate movement to get away from the fae’s who where now in pursuit. He predicted this would happen, or more so, was told it would happen and so he continued all the way until he reached the hunting grounds wide expanse. He was greeted with wide open spaces and plenty of places to run but instead he began to slow his pace once he reached the rivers edge. There was a particular part where the river met the edge of stone and earth until it gave way to the quick running water with fresh snow melt. Settled in the middle of the rushing waters would be a some what large boulder where he effortlessly leaped across the waters and landed with ease upon it. Perhaps he knew exactly where to go to make such a landing with precision and no fault at all to his landing. He would skid to a halt before waiting for the others to catch up. The river was wide and large and would take the wolves sometime to go around if they desired anything other than facing him head on now.
* Fianna didn’t respond to skydancer, but for a miserable look in the smaller fae’s direction. She didn’t move, having slowed to a full stop, limbs shaking as the burning in her ribs intensified, but the anguish in her heart eclipsing it all.
* skydancer paws Itch to go after the brute even so fianna looks seedy too and with the two larger wolfs racing onward she is severly torn. “look fianna” she say’s in a gentle tone nudging the fea. “we’ll find the answer. but you have to stay put until we come back. alright?” she asks giving a comforting lick. “you’re no use to your mum if you end up dying.”
* Kova ‘s eyes would be narrowed as she followed Calder’s every movements up until he would leap from the edge of the roaring river onto a boulder just settled in the center of it all. He clearly had insight into their lands, at least enough to provide him an easy exit with ways of navigating them. This didn’t sit well with her at all but she knew at some point the brute was going to show himself and now he has. What did he want? What had spurred Fianna so? Regardless she began to slow down from her full sprint and took note there was not much room on that rock for more than one wolf and would it be worth sending them both tumbling into the turbating waters. No, she’d wait this out for now. When she slowed she would growl lowly “I hope your answers are as good as your attempted escape.” she’d allow this time for Ayaka to also catch up too. Answers was all they wanted and this was already going south for him quickly.
* Shukie hrmphfffts realizing it had been some time since she saw Atraya, perhaps even since the meeting. Much like with her sister, she was rarely able to pin either fae down for long. Soon she’d need to return to the clearing and check on everyone tho hesitant given her grumbliness and quick temper. Being quick to temper was very unusual for her and she knew the reason, doing her best to
* Shukie tamp down on things. With plenty of light still she figured now was as good a time as any, rising with several long stretches. Lifting one front paw as if in a salute to the falls she began to make her way south and would angle toward the ancient forest, a habbit since the treething wanting to check it just cause.
* Ayaka would have sized the situation nearly the same as Kova and stood paws upon the bank, eyes balefully watching the male as he turned to face them. She’d heard Fianna’s cry, she had put together the clues. “Why have you come?” She would call in echo of her sisters’ tones. “And what do you know of our alphess?” She would bare her fangs, ready should the situation change. Even as she felt the hostility, things inside of her
* Ayaka sparked and fizzed in answer to the season, and she nearly growled as she held herself still.
* Kajika had buried the hare off a little ways in between the Hunting Grounds and the Clearing but it would have to wait. It appeared that the wolf had given this encounter some sort of previous thought as it was evident when he steered his path to the rock which he easily bounded over. And it almost looked like he would get away if at that moment, he didn’t raise himself up and bark
* Kajika offensively »»
<Kajika> »» loud, making his presence known and bared his teeth in a vicious snarl. He was looking to corner the wolf between him and the river which was a brave move for him, but he didn’t recognize this wolf at all and it looked like that might be Kova and Ayaka who had chased this wolf to this point. He had no particular quarrel with this wolf at the moment, but anyone in such a rush
<Kajika> would have to have a »»
<Kajika> »» good enough reason. A growl rumbled in his throat as he moved to intercept the male, putting enough distance between the two of them just to size up the other male.
* Fianna looked back over her shoulder at the forlorn tuft of hair that had settled by her paws earlier. Silence following skydancer’s words. She stared at the fae. “He knows something of mother. Something is wrong. She may even now be dead.” Her tones were flat, as were her ears and her eyes still sparked with rage. “I will not sit quietly by while such brutes roam our lands and hurt my pack. Injury or no, once I can breath again, I will follow. Mother may be where he is going.” She had never challenged another of higher rank before, yet too much had happened, too many of her family missing or worse. She had been tipped too far, her injury making her tolerance even lower.
<Calder> Gave a soft chuckle, his tones and voice would be a somewhat deeper tone but held an odd eloquence to it that suggested he was no simple mutt wandering in lustfully for fae’s. But instead it spoke of purpose and of desire for a certain outcome. “Hello Fae’s of WolfSpirits. I’ve come meaning no harm but simply I wander for a purpose. I’m sure you can feel it as well in the air. Change… a need for it. A purpose. A reason for things….. untold buttttttt…. do they really need to be told?” the near devilishly handsome male quietly circled the stone a few times before kicking a single loose pebble free sending it splashing into the water before looking back up. “Before the young Alpha’s daughter even gave me a chance, I simply come bringing tidings from the north. That is after all what you’ve been after for so long isn’t it? The reason why you’ve come in and out of -my- territory.” he would kick a few more pebbles as he would pace the small boulder before squaring up to the two fae’s until another appeared. There was an almost excited glaze that welled over his eyes and maybe even a bit of surprise. “OH…. there ARE males here…”
* Kwa`ani grumbled at the gnawing emptiness in the pit of her stomach. C’mon Kwa, get your rumpus in gear and check in and maybe you’ll stumble across a slipper to snack on, or a snack with carry handles as she thought of hares. Was it pent up energy? Or this stupid season thing? Or something else entirely that was upon the lands. With a toss of her head she would move easterly thinking maybe to check the west side of the hunting grounds along the river. Still too far to catch scents or sounds she continued on the path.
* Kova when the male spoke she could feel the tinge of unknown and perhaps purpose in his tone but it still didn’t sit well with her. What did he mean -his- territory. They marked their lands well but maybe now the pieces where slowly starting to fall into place. Maybe he and his pack, if he had one, was the reason their prey supply was no longer present in their own territory but perhaps some how kept to his. So many more questions then answers now but she didn’t loose sight of what was important. Did he know what happened to Atraya? She was supposed to return the night prior but didn’t. “We will not ask again…. why are you here and to what purpose is that you seek.” she wouldn’t address his vague riddles.
* Ayaka would bristle a bit at the stranger’s words, stepping to the very edge of the river before looking to see Kajika arriving, his scent mixing with the rest of the tenseness in the air. “If you meant no harm, then you would explain the fur you brought and placed at the feet of the alpha’s daughter. She clearly read ‘harm’ from that.” Her words were a challenge, but also a chance. She would know what this brute meant and what he had to say. She would shoot Kajika a glance, hoping he would not attack the male, not yet.
* skydancer one ear swivels back along the path the others had raced down but keeps her attention on fianna and her frame blocking the larger feas path. “ofcourse he does. he’s also trying to goat us.” she say’s worried about the others. “right now you’re a liability fianna.” she say’s in a stern tone.” her hackles slightly raised. not liking to be challenged at a time like this. she wants go after and tear some answer out of him. it looks like such is not going to happen today though. so suppressing her impatience. “I doubt it.” she states flattly. she is a smart wolf and strong. she survived worse odds. there is no ancient beings involved in this. I’d Know” she urges not sure if she’s correct but she has to calm the younger wolf down get her to think. “add to that the fact that right now you can’t do anything and I know that is infuriating. I’ve been there. several times.” she drops her voice to gentler tone at the last two sentences and nuzzles the fea. “come let’s go back to the clearing. that way the other can find us.” she puts her shoulder against fianna. not daring to leave to fea alone at this time either the young wolf might get herself into trouble.
<Calder> Rolled his shoulders before he would continue to square up to the female wolves of the pack, especially Fianna. The others that he was told of where missing but his attention seemed to divert when the male appeared. His eyes now fixed upon Kajika and blatantly sizing him up as well. It was a male thing and with such the season being as it was he spent extra care evaluating this one. Who was he. How did he fit into this pack. He hadn’t smelt a male in a while and was under the assumption the pack had fallen. Perhaps a small page revealed in his book of ‘reasons’ for being there. “I’m here simply, to be here.” his tones began to change now. It was more of a casual and somewhat welcoming tone. “I also bring news of your wandering Alpha Female. She is to the north, quiet a ways…actually…. ” he looked up in thought, as if somehow recalling how and when he saw her before he looked back to Kajika, seemingly speaking only while looking at him with a smile “She disappeared into the Myrkeer. “That’s the fur I brought…. as proof.” he smiled with a devilishly grin.
* Shukie paused, weird intuitions, 6th sense, or maybe even senility resulting from the season. For a time her ears laid back as she made her way to ‘the’ tree and began to circle it. Depending on where the ‘group’ was, would she catch a scent or a wayward tone? With a slight tossing of her head seh would emerge from the fringes of the ancient forest at about it’s mid-way point between its
* Shukie north tip and southern boundaries.
* Kova her hues shot towards Ayaka but when Kajika joined she felt a well of confidence. They where stronger in numbers and now with Kajika present he might not feel so squirrely. “Where and what is the Myrkeer….” she growled with intent to force him if need be. She was simple and blunt with her statement with an aim to get the most out of this conversation, all the while she sized up the boulder and tried to see how, if able, to get across and cut him off but there was no easy way through this rushing river without herself becoming endangered with no rock to perch on. The next one wasn’t available for a while downstream. Not tall enough anyway to get across the fresh snow melt.
* Fianna didn’t answe immediately, a long silence ensuring as skydancer’s hackles rose. Fianna was torn, the indecision written clearly on her face. But the pain once again sharp and angry spoke of the truth of skydancer ‘s words. She remembered the wisdoms she’d been taught. The words her own mother had spoken of, patience. How could one be patient when the world had come crashing down? But she was a liability. A slow whimper dragged from Fianna’s throat, and she finally lowered her posture a fraction in deference to skydancer, but only just. Stiffly, she settled onto her haunches, then slowly lowered to lay, making no move to retreat back, her gaze going long into the forest, watching, waiting, even if she couldn’t follow. Each breath shot more pain through her side, but she slowly controlled it, slowly calmed ever so slightly.
<Kajika> The motion almost felt unfamiliar to him as he was in the path of this strange wolf but he was almost not certain on how to answer. Certainly there were males. He had at least briefly met the Alpha Male, but that was a while ago and he restrained from asking, assuming that he just wanted to keep to himself these days. And there were a few others that he had met since coming here. But
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<Kajika> »» thoughts were all quelled as Ayaka spoke of fur that was dropped at the paws of one of his packmates and his own fur was standing on end again. When he looked at her expression, she was solemn and meant every word of it and he only listened as the male tried to explain himself with what seemed to him as more of answers than riddles. A shiver went through him as he seemed to be addressed specifically but chose to look the wolf everywhere but his eyes. He didn’t know the term of which this wolf spoke of, but using the word “disappear” made it sound like there was no coming back, or at least a difficult journey would be the only way. “And you were able to bring her fur back from there? That means that in theory we could go and find her ourselves to ensure her well-being?” He stood stock still, mostly calm and collected even if he looked like he was ready to pounce, and his question came out in a little more of a growl through his parted muzzle which was not the way he had addressed anyone since coming here which almost felt foreign now.
* Kwa`ani picked up the beta’s scent which seemed to be heading to the clearing. Her decision made, she would head to the hunting grounds and seek the fae later. Her belly spoke loudest and food she was wanting, even if it was something small. She beeeeeboppppped through the snow, at times hippityhopping over low mounds. Other times she trudged thru them. Light was fading somewhat which would make  things more difficult to spot.
* Ayaka had an inkling of why the male was here, in their territory. She knew what it looked like, their alpha, both of them now, gone. Somehow this stranger knew much of their pack, which further put them at a disadvantage, for they knew nothing of him. “Speak plainly, stranger.” She growled. “No more games, no more shadowwalking. What would you have us do? We would reclaim our alphess, and know of this Myrkeer you speak of.”
<Calder> He smiled all the same to their questions and demanding tones. Surely he would give them what they wanted or close to it. Or would he? “Shadowwalking? ha… yes I do like that. With all the wandering your pack does…. you’ve never heard of the Myrkeer? Oh surely you have….. your Alpha Male spoke of great stories and wondrous adventures…. where you not at all paying attention?” his  nails clicked against the cold stone as he walked left and right before standing still before the wolves with still yet a coy smile. “All the same….. it is fur that I found, and, as such…. your pack is already dying, so, I felt some sort of pity you can call it to come and bring this token back to you. I’m sure some here miss their mother….” his eyes would dart past all the other wolves and leer in Fianna’s direction. She was the only one present of the Alpha’s lineage that was acounted for but he was well open to keeping his surroundings in check and anyone within them. “You’ll find the Myrkeer to the north, well beyond this territory and into mine. You will find what you’re seeking at the mountains mouth before you reach the open plains to the north east. And with that my dears…”he would grin before effortlessly leaping from the stone to the other side of the embankment.
* skydancer seeing the indecision and smelling the pain the fae is in simply waits until the other finaly relaxes, marginaly before eventaly lying down. stiffly so stiffly infact that is worried the young wolf has done damage to herself. once the other has setlled down she moves toward the fea and licks her head and ears gently in an attempt to comfort the young wolf. shifting her weight she glances down the track then back to the fea. “can I trust you stay put? until we come back?” she asks not about to leave the fea beind if fianna is ready to do so. to do so will cause ore problems then it solves.
* Fianna stares at the brute as he speaks to Kova and Ayaka a ways off, his voice carrying for he made no attempt to speam quietly. She lay now, just south of them, having backed down at skydancer’s urging. As Calder caught her gaze she would rise again, slowly, painfully but didn’t move forward, her ears up and tail raised to show him she wasn’t cowed. She didn’t respond, for her heart had latched onto the knews of her mother’s whereabouts. He hadn’t said she was dead. Finally, she took one step forward, flicking an ear to skydancer, but shaking her head. “Wolf.” She called, “take us to her.” She watched him closely, anger still near the surface, yet the season had sway over her as well, though she understood it little, and the anger was tempered slightly by it, despite herself.
* Kajika took a step back defensively when the wolf jumped onto the opposite side of the river, watching the male as he walked past. To him, the answers they received still only brough more questions for him but if the term sounded familiar to anyone else, then he would be at ease knowing that they had at least heard of the place. Maybe once this situation defused they would have a chance
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<Kajika> »» their thoughts together. And the male gave them directions to this place so Kajika would step aside and let the male pass uninterrupted, his own eyes watching him as he went along with the others’. He wouldn’t be sure that what the male said was true, but it would be difficult to make him lead them there himself if he proved that he was able to roam the territory at will and
<Kajika> boast about it. And as he thought about it, the words of the deed that this wolf had taken almost sounded almost noble, but Kajika found that his tone hid any true desires that he himself had only just started to feel inclined towards. A long trek wasn’t made usually made for the benefit of strangers, even if he knew them so well. And the fact that he knew that the Alpha Male had told stories of this place was baffling to him. Had he been around longer than Kajika expected? For all he knew, this wolf might have been spying on the Pack for years, or he was somehow able to extract this information possibly from Atraya. Mentally he huffed. There were still so many questions, but they would have to wait until another time.
* Ayaka watched the well made stranger leap lithely off the rock, an ear flicking as she heard Fianna call out from behind them, but didn’t take her gaze off the male before them. “You say we must trek through your territory to get to her. How do we know your pack will not attack? Have you come to offer us passage?” Her voice would be more tempered than before for indeed, Calder had shown no hostility.
* Kova her fur continued to hold it’s defensive bristle as she watched Calder move off from his stone perch and as soon as he did her muscles began to ripple and signs of her own attempt to follow after him was evident. She paused however when Fianna took a step forward and would approach the male and she too would wonder what his name was.
<Calder> When he reached the otherside he knew he only had a matter of time to take his leave before the others either followed and tried to run him out, or, just left it at that. He -was- doing them a favor but to what extent? “Calder…” he smiled before dipping his head and quickly turning back along the trail he used to get in and out of the territory and once more in a dashing sprint he would go. His demeanor would suggest that of one who was trespassing. The path was well worn and a decent ‘highway’ for him to come in and out easily enough and he would aim to go with no trouble to the wolves at all.
* Shukie was not privvy to the what was happening, thus continued on to the clearing, picking up the ood male scent even here. Perhaps the pack had greeted him. Time would tell. Something still felt off but she couldn’t pin the tail to the ‘creature’.
* Kwa`ani might actually cross the brute’s path depending if he followed anywhere near the river as she was heading south from the northland passage. Maybe she’d find food and could bring some back for the others just in case they’d not been able to find something. Yeah, that’s what she would do…find dinner for herself and the others. She’d be the pack provider! Yeah! that’d be kewl she thought.
* skydancer turns her attention toward the brute glaring at him her banner going level with her spine while watching after him. “we better see if we can find shukie.” she eventualy speaks up. “she needs to know what happened” shifing her weight slightly she looks along the trail that calder used only moments ago to leave. “and I think it would be usefull to check if he’s really leaving the territory.