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Pack Meeting #198

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May 5th, 2020

Quick meeting promoting Shakira to member!

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    @Atraya @Ayaka @Fianna @Kova @Kwa`ani @Kajika @Shukie
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    Fenrir Raven Archibald CwnAnnwn Ihrileth

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    * Shukie took in what Fianna had to say and first answered her last statement, “No, I’ve not crossed his path yet.” as she spoke she focused her gaze upon Kwa`ani.. “Have you seen Calder, Kwa`ani?” She had yet to puzzle out the rock formation. “tomorrow I’ll take a look at it myself when it’s light enough to see easily.” Her gaze went back to Fianna, “Well done, Fianna.” Now what did the
    * Shukie scamp want to see her for, that was the most curious thing, and Kwa as well it seemed. She’d be on the lookout for him in the coming days and or weeks. As Shakira spoke, “Excellent, Shakira. Yes, I’d like to get a pack hunt going in the next day or two at the most. That’ll save search time. Until then, keep tabs on them if you would but remain well out of sight and perhaps even
    * Shukie mask your scent with a mud bath to avoid the winds carrying it.” She nodded to Kwa`ani but didn’t give her any instructions just yet. “Well done, Shakira.”
    * Fianna dipped her head to Shukie’s words, glad to have at least been a bit enlightening, ifnot just the bearer of more mysterious tidings. She perked up as Shakira spoke of Dall sheep, remembering hunts past of those creatures. They loved the rocky cliff type terrain. She had heard Kwa`ani ‘s joking question about Calder when they’d been alone, and saw her curious gaze now but she avoided answering because she wasn’t sure what to
    * Fianna call her feelings on that subject. They couldn’t even truly become friends yet due to the circumstances, so how could she understand if it could be more?
    * Shukie stood and squared her gaze upon Shakira. “I may not be seen much over the past weeks and months, I’m still well aware of what all goes on. You’ve shown in words and actions that you have learned what is expected of a WolfSpirit. You’ve spoken of family. Is it still your desire to become one with WolfSpirits?” This was not a light question to be answered, yet one which must be
    * Shukie asked. “what is your reason for joining our family?”
    * Kova swung her tail behind her but when the call to a gathering seemed to come in order she would rise to all fours and straighten herself appropraitely. She would look between Shukie and then to Shakira, ehr eyes bright.
    * Kwa`ani perked when Shukie spoke directy to Shakira realizing what was apaw. As Kova moved she nodded with a happy smile for seeing the fae, her tail thumping.
    * Fianna perked as well, her thoughts on Calder fading as she focused on one of her newer friends. She was glad Shakira had chosen to stay, and she k knew the fae would make a good pack ate.
    <Ayaka> {Pack mate*}
    * Shakira nodded quietly to the words of the gathered, listening intently to the various offerings. When she heard Shukie address her, she was not prepared, having not expected such a question to be ask so suddenly, she paused to think through the only answer she could manage. “Since the very first meeting I sat in on here in the territory, I’ve wanted to be a part of this pack, be a part of the unity I’ve seen here and the
    * Shakira family that has grown together over the years.” She answered a little breathlessly.
    * Kova would look between Shukie and Shakira, her hues began to widen with excitement and the proceedings.
    * Shukie nodded to Shakira’s response. “there is much to be learned yet, to which I’ll see to in the coming weeks.” She paused for a bit, “Words are easily spoken. It is in the actions one takes or doesn’t take which is the truth being told.” She gazed to each of the wolves present before looking back to Shakira. “Once a WolfSpirit, always a WolfSpirit. For even should your paws take you
    * Shukie elsewhere, we are family.” This is no light step you are taking, it is a life long commitment to pack, to family that have come before and shall come after. Learning of the history of the WolfSpirits as time goes on that you may share it with those who seek to join us in the future.” She paused again, when she continued, “As Beta, and acting Alpha in Atraya’s absense, I welcome
    * Shukie you was Shakira, Wolfspirit. You may introduce yourself as such to any you meet.” She let the words sink in before giving a howl of welcome to the newest member.
    * Fianna would feel her heart swell for another member joining their ranks. It hadn’t been too long since she’d become a full member either. She looked forward to hunting and acting alongside her. With that in mind she’d raise her muzzle and offer a welcoming howl well as a stamp of her paw, remembering her papa and brother, it was up to her to add the stamp.
    * Kwa`ani yips and howled when Shukie and then Fianna did so, adding her own deeper tones to the chorus, front paws tamp tamping on the earth.
    * Kova her hues fell to Shukie and then to Shakira. She couldn’t help but feel her chest swell with pride at the fae and for the fae. She’d been a long time member here already, in her heart, and she’s proven herself time again with her dedication to the pack and to the family she wishes to join. Very deserving indeed!
    * Shukie settled and then leaned over to nuzzle Shakira, “welcome to the family, Shakira!” she whispered into the fae’s ear before shifting back. “A little impromtu however it was time and well deserved. We’ll see to getting one of those sheep you’ve found in the very near future, a celebration hunt!” her tail wagging.
    * Shakira howled until her throat was sore, the excitement of finally being a member of the pack, a true full blooded member of this pack that had so openly welcomed her so long ago and still welcomed her now, was almost overwhelming. She nuzzled into Shukie in a true embrace, every emotion she couldn’t find words for pushed into that one action. “Thank you, Shukie. I swear, until my very last breath, until my heart ceases
    * Shakira to beat, I will not let you or the Alphas down. I hope to be the best I can be for the pack.” She said quietly, her voice thick with emotion. She nuzzled each of the other wolves in turn before they departed for the night, grateful for their presence and for their various notes of congratulations.
    * Kova swung her tail quickly behind her and she would add her voice to her families, howling happily for the new member among their fold! What a joyous time to be alive, and the addition would do them well! “Congrats, Shakira! Welcome to the pack!” she couldn’t be happier and she was so excited to have Shakira among them.
    * Shukie smiled softly not having expected the show of affection, tail wagging. “As long as you continue as you have, you will show the decision was the correct one.” her eyes shimmered in the moonlight, ivories showing from beneath her dark lips. “glad to have you as family, Shakira.” Nodding to Kova as well, “Soon, a celebration hunt!”

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    Pack Meeting #197

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    February 25th, 2020

    WolfSpirits celebrates it’s 18th year anniversary! Check out the daily stats of our OOC channel here!

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      @Atraya @Ayaka @Fianna @Kova @Kwa`ani @Kajika @Shukie
      %Shakira %Rune %Nightshade
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      Fenrir Raven Archibald WolfMoon

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      <Atraya> Well I’d like to formally start the ‘meeting’
      <Atraya> Atraya isn’t in the clearing IC 😛
      <Atraya> But thank you to everyone for being here! 😀
      <Atraya> It was nice to see some old faces, including WolfMoon!
      <Ayaka> :}
      * Ayaka settles in
      <Atraya> 🙂
      <Atraya> Updating the website 😛
      * Faolan missed the old faces
      <Atraya> Kinta posted something on our FB as well 🙂 which was nice
      <Atraya> I haven’t seen her in a while, but glad she’s doing well
      <Atraya>   I just want to thank you all for being here and continuing on this awesome legacy we have 🙂 There’s not a lot of places that can say they’ve been around as long as we have (and have those who’ve been here just as long stay around!) and I truly am humbled by everyone’s dedication and heart to be here!

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      In Character – #WolfSpirits


      * Kova the winds continued to offer what they would to her and to whom it would. The flowers in some areas where blooming while other places still waited for the lush grasses and warmer air to touch them before they sprouted. For now she remained in the clearing, her tail waving slowly behind her as she would wait eagerly to see who would show. She knew this day was a special one.
      * Shakira would be seated still a short ways away from Kova, pawing at the soft, newly exposed earth as the group seemed to fall into a comfortable silence, just happy to have others near again. It was always somewhat unnerving when the wolves of the pack disappeared on their own personal quests, leaving few left to roam the territory, but it was always a relief when they returned.
      * Ayaka had slaked her thirst, the taint of Fenrir bitter in her maw until she’d drunk her fill a second time. She may beside the small creek she’d been able to find, the stench of battle still in her nostrils despite the days… Perhaps weeks and years? Gone by. Time meant little to her for some reason, how long had it been? The memories she’d spent the last days sifting through, though they belonged to her, we’re
      * Ayaka estranged and 2D. Her nose quivered as she sought any information about the others who HD fought… Perhaps died, in the battle she’d seen so little of. Her sides were gaunt but her eyes remained sharp despite her weakened state. Dust coated her white frame for she’d had little inclination to clean it, causing the once white pelt to be a greyish snooty hue.
      * Kova seeing Shakira off in the distance, she would rise to all fours and slowly make her way towards her with a wave of her tail. There would be another chuff so as not to startle her.
      * Fianna would remain in the clearing as well, the day seeming a special one despite her not being around for all the years that wolfspirits had. She would be near the northern banks of the stream within the clearing, curled a bit as she rested.
      * Atraya little did Ayaka know that she was on her way to her. Slowly but surely, she was on her way. On her way to hope. to follow that small flicker against the darkness that dare to swallow her again. Her paws would splay a little before her, if only to reassure her footing. Was she even close?
      <Faolan> A trio for a trio was not all the scales demanded. Although the last of its trio was defeated, the younglings had taken root and the earth once again suffered the burden of those who fought, bled, and died for the Morrigan. What was a day in Tír na nÓg to a mortal? Well ‎Oisín never knew the counting of days until at last the mortal realm once more kissed his feet and the youth of that timeless age was stolen from him. Beyond the circle of dead wolves loyal to Morrigan, the Tellers’ pack was mourning their own and putting to rest those whose stories and storytelling had come to the last margin of the last page…One of the twins, the large male that had first greeted Ayaka and Kovo, and a few of the younglings had been part of the toll to replace a trio
      <Faolan> with a trio…If Ayaka looked further than the dust of marrow and splintered bone–all that now remained of the Morrigan– she would see Rook among a trio of a bear, a great elk, and an old stone-hued wolf.
      * Shukie and Kwa`ani had spent the day hunting the small varmits of the area slacking their hunger at least some. She always hated the time of year where snow turned to slush and muck that made hunting horrendous at best. THey’d returned to the boulder cave, once again extricating the painted feather having understood this to be the token speak with the wisened one. Glancing to her
      * Shukie companion, “Hopefully, the one will be here tonight and willing to talk” leaning over to nose the fae gently.
      * Kajika would finally make it to the edge of the Clearing, his pelt still wet from crossing the first stream. He wasn’t sure if he had passed anyone on his way here, but he was immediately met with several scents that told him that several others were in or at the very least around the area. He lifted up his head to see if he could pick up one of the closest scents to him but he hardly
      * Kajika would even need to do so. Coming in from the direction of the Sweet Valley, would he see Fianna tucked under a tree resting? Well, if he did see her frame, he would see the rise and fall of her russet colored fur and noted that she was sleeping and wouldn’t disturb her. He moved on however to see the shape of several others just within the Clearing, first looking like he might come across Kova and Shakira and his head gave a small jerk as he chuffed over to them with a wag of his tail and his next steps over the grass were spurred to a light run.
      <Nyctea> The cavern would be left just as it was when Shukie and Kwa`ani came upon it. Would they venture inside after their little hunt?
      * Ayaka would view the evidence of grief and death in the down turned visages of the storytellers pack as they mourned and laid to rest their own. She saw, and felt little but perhaps the burden on her chest and within her heart digging ever deeper. More loss, more darkness, and for what? A shifting of paths. Hope was a strange thing though, and despite all it remained a kindled ember, for who knew where this path led?
      * Ayaka She had chosen it as best she could. Rising, she moved toward the strange grouping of Bear, Elk, Alpha, and alphas son. Her paws heavy but quiet as she tred toward them. Sound had escaped her and she’d not found reason to speak since the Morrigan fell, and so she’d approach quietly, watching.
      * Atraya paw pads would continue to lightly pat the earth as the smells from all around her started to whisper in quietness to her otherwise dark world. It was loud in many ways. One paw, another paw, and continue on she would as she hoped she was going in the right direction. Whom or what would she smell? Her path took her directly East as she was instructed, and east she’d go until something presented itself.
      * Kova when Kajika finally came into sight she would offer a gentle chuff to him and a wave of her tail. She would nose Shakira, inviting her to join in if she so desired to, but she aimed to close the distance between herself and the caretaker. When that distance was closed her silvery pelt brushed along his own likeness and she smiled “Kajika! Hello.” her tones light and airy in greeting. He might take note of Rune’s scent on her, the fae had come to visit!
      * Shakira ‘s ears perked to the sound of Kovas chuff, rising to her paws as well just as another chuff came from seemingly the opposite direction, turning now to find the male she had met briefly on a few occasions. “Hello Kova, and hello Kajika, is it?” She asked to ensure pronunciation was correct.
      * Shukie nodded to Kwa`ani to pick up the feather by the quill end taking care not to disturb the feather itself then she led the way within the darkened cave. In a mere whisper, “Since nothing came out, we go in, but cautiously” she didn’t voice it yet worried to her bones this was a trap. As her eyes adjusted more to the darkness of the cave, her paws slow but steady the pair would make
      * Shukie their way within the enclosure. Once fully within the confines she offered up a greeting in humbled tones as the pair walked forth, “We seek the wise one.” Her posture showed confidence but nothing more could be discerned.
      * Fianna would shift little should Kajika move by, glancing at her along the way for she had indeed fallen asleep. She’d slept little the past few days, and the stress was taking its toll. A little sleep and she’d be right as rain again no doubt, though her heart wouldn’t feel whole again until her family returned.
      * Kwa`ani moved with a slow yet graceful ease, paws silent aside from disturbing small pebbles now and then. Her head was held, the feather extending from her maw, clamped between her front teeth, lips up in avoiding them drooling on the feather. It was in part her head was high to keep any mouth juice escaping onto the token as well as knowing she was a WolfSpirit.
      <Nyctea> The further Shukie and Kwa`ani moved into the darkness of the boulders there would be a sense of the same feeling Fianna had felt when she ventured in. A calmness. A serene feeling. An odd sense of ….comfort? The wind wouldn’t even touch the air in here, but it smelt fresh. It smelt of smudges Shukie might recall from a memory not of her own, but that touched be a memory she shared long ago on another quest. The boulders were deceivingly deeper than the outside claimed to be. Glow worms would be tethered along the walls, providing illumination, but nearly as blinding as whatever caused the light to flicker just ahead. It was like walking into a harth with a warm flame.
      * Kajika showed just as much eagerness in greeting Kova as she padded over to him and greeted her similarly when her nose went to brush along his. “It has been a while, and longer than I had intended with nothing to show for it,” he said but his tone wasn’t one of despair since he had returned. He was quick to pick up the scent of Rune on her pelt and his tail gave another happy wag as he also greeted Shakira with a small dip of his head. “Yes, you are correct. It is good to see you again as well.” He then turned to Kova as he looked about the Clearing to see who else might be around that he hadn’t yet pinpointed even as he spoke. “Say, do you know if anyone is still back at the Ruins? The snow surely should have melted by now granting safe passage to those who were waiting for the opportunity to return.” There was a little bit of concern edged in his voice, but he did a good job to conceal it for the most part. Seeing or at least scenting so many around the Clearing was enough to keep any worry he would have at bay.

      <Faolan> Day had remained as still as the wind, which did little to carry sound beyond the fray of conversation. That said, the relative silence between would be pierced by a howl for every loss–six in total or a full quarter of the Teller’s pack. Phoenix and his pack would be engrossed in the process of grief. Ayaka’s chosen path took her closer to the crown of the knoll, the hill upon which passage into the yonder valley was thwarted. She would see them conversing, but sound was fleetingly similar to the crunching of undergrowth and a haggered breath that hounded steps that were not hers. Surely, she was not tired after all that rest? Nae, of course not but the one whose ears she listened through was. After a time that would be replaced by the low timbre of Faolan’s voice …is a day between. You know you cannot cross and find yourself in the world you left on the other side. Rook, took the answer upon shoulders that seemed to buckle at the weight. His head turned to the ground but lifted after a time, As do you…You can’t just go… A gentle nose would ruffle the crown of the black wolf’s head. It is not something I -just- do.

      * Kova would offer yet another fleeting nuzzle to his nose and scruff. Even brushing her shoulder into his for good measure before she would restrain her otherwise taught emotions and look to the mountains now, Kajika’s question causing her a moment of pause to think before responding in kind “No sign of Shukie or Kwa`ani…. ” there was a worried tone within, but, soft it was and eager to see them bleed through. “I am sure they are on their way and the reason for the delay is…well with great reason.” her hues returned to Kajika.
      * Atraya when nothing presented itself in the form of answers or even hope, she paused her careful strides. Perhaps that very darkness started to flicker against her sight like the passing of sun to night. The terrain would only have changed slightly and that was moving from the territory, through the hollow of stone and mud, to the other side where the winters melt had just begun. She moved on for at least a day but no more. She could manage no further. She’d found herself tripping on obstacles more frequently in a land not of her and by now, she had stopped herself. Proceed? Or not. She told Fianna and Kova she would return soon, and soon has already passed. She knew the way back home now which would no doubt cause her an easy spurr home, but did she. Her black nose pulled up to scent the air for anything of familiarity. The vision she saw might very well have been an illusion of an old mind. Perhaps hope urged her to quickly but she had to at least try. She would linger around long enough to see if something presented itself, otherwise, her path would lead her back home knowing full well the importance of the day.
      * Ayaka would pause for each howl, giving each a moment of respect for each life was due at least that much, despite her never meeting most of them, that is, should she hear the howls as they came. Did she hear with her own ears as well as the ears of another? Aya would flick an ear at the sound of ragged breathing and crunching earth, sparing a single glance around her again as she neared the conversation taking place ahead, rising up the hill to intercept the last of Faolan and Rook’s words. She stopped a respectful distance, a few body lengths, away and her gaze came to rest on Faolan, her head dipping low before rising once again, a habit her frame took without thought, the scent of her alpha a distant memory now. Still, words eluded her, for what could she say after all? Greetings were not for an occasion such as this.
      * skydancer_ eventually the path she is following leads her to the Clearings edge causing her to pause and scan the open field nose twitching as she takes in what scents the might be before moving out into the open
      <Atraya> Skydancer would make note of several in the clearing. Kajika, Shakira and Kova where just at the edge facing south from the direction of the great sweet valley.
      * Fianna slept to the north of the clearing, the stream a gentle and known lullaby
      <Faolan> Hear with another’s ears, see with another’s eyes, feel with another’s heart…The sensations would be few between, but not far enough to allow her to lay claim upon a reality that had long since been in great foment. She would feel the despair of another, the pang of guilt and sorrow for a coming departure, and perhaps her own mixture of thoughts and emotions that lay just above the
      <Faolan> cut»»
      <Faolan> cont»» simmering anger and thirst of the underlying ichor..the stain of Fenrir. Not -just- and not while you have a lesson to learn. The older wolf could see his son’s mind already conspiring of the lessons to protract the coming day, but his thoughts were not his own private escape. Ayaka’s approach offered him a similar escape, one where he could speak his thoughts. The second is here at last and the third is very nearly beyond the veil’s edge. Although we are not in the timeless land, its foothills sit in the wake of its passage. We must go and make our peace where it can be made for it will not be long until one must return here and see to its the collective safekeeping of us all.
      * Shukie continued forth, some of her trepidation easing, things of old and ancient teased her mind, grasping for the threads before they could unravel and bring them forth. Their path seemed to never end, the odd flickering lights. The lights of the bugs butts flickered, dimming and brightening as they passed, growing more numberous as they progressed. Faint at first, scents of sage,
      * Shukie not fresh and green but burnt reached her nose, a strangely peaceful scent at that. The light in the distance beconed the pair forth, unable to turn away.
      * Kwa`ani nearly dropped the feather a dozen times for the eerie glow along the walls until such time she realized it was similar to the caves of the ruins. The scent was one she knew not yet it brought an ease to her and didn’t understand why a ‘weed’ would do such. puff puff puff. The glowing walls were soon forgotten as the light in front of them seemed to pull her forward. Speaking wasn’t
      * Kwa`ani gonna happen with the feather, instead..she brushed her hsoulder against the beta’s. That alone reassured her for she had every faith in the fae.
      <Nyctea> Once the pair of fae’s began to move further into the boulders they would feel the walls go from slender and tight, to expanding and open until they were finally within the open gap of a small stronghold of sorts. Twisted and gnarled limbs of branches lay upon the ground, but the roots of tree’s above would be twisted and contorted to make intricate, yet creepy details to this other worldly place. It was not from another world, no, it was a home. Bones would be discarded in the form of small pellets. The sound of creaking wood against one another, like a staggering itch, would resound to the pair. Nothing broke that silence until a loud and deep voice culled from the ancients themselves called out. ~~~ Who dares disturb the darkness…~~~
      * Shukie took care to step over or around the roots, easliy seen from the glow worms and light again. At the sound of the voice her steps stopped their whispered steps. She didn’t yet spot the speaker, tones sounding older than the earth. “It is I, Shukie, Beta of WolfSpirits, daughter of Nahala, desendent of Shuku and the shaman WolfDreamer.” she did not speak for Kwa`ani whom she motioned
      * Shukie forth to present the feather, painted with a wolf’s head below a dreamcatcher and bloodied pawprint near the tip. When Kwa`ani presented the feather she spoke once more. The white raven brought this to us as a talk token and directed us to continue upon the path we were on and seek the wise one.” She dipped her head low as she dipped a paw to the great owl before them. She wondered
      * Shukie the name of the great owl.
      * skydancer_ as she makes her way across the Clearing she slowly starts veering north before deciding that she might as well check the stream bordering the north side of the Clearing. decision made her path straightens and her stride lengthens just a trifle as she heads north soon detecting fresh wolf scents on the wind though remains silent in case they are sleeping
      * Kwa`ani took a step forward presenting the feather, gingerly setting it before the great owl with ghostly eyes. Sight.. maybe not yet she knew this bird didn’t need sight if it lacked it to seeing into their souls. “I am Kwa`ani, daughter of Atraya and Faolan, WolfSpirit packmember.” She too would dip gracefully before the owl in a deep sign of respect. For once, no antics were displayed
      * Kwa`ani sensing the »»
      <Kwa`ani> »» situation was not one to horse around as she normally would. After her introduction she stepped back beside Shukie.
      * Ayaka could feel the great bitter stain of Fenrir deep within, and wouldn’t hve been surprised if it colored her pelt as well, that is if surprise didn’t feel as if it belonged to another. She nodded at Faolan, her gaze skimming Rook as well. They waited for the last of their trio, and from a time before, when Atraya had shared her own senses she knew whom they waited for. She settled slowly onto her haunches ND glanced
      * Ayaka at the great bear, remembering from a distance their fight with a great bear. Then she viewed the great elk, a stag.. Hadn’t she fought one of those as well? Again, the memories were not her own, as they came from a book that held things she only could hope to belong to. “I am ready to make what peace can be made.” She finally tried to say through a throat that seemed to be shards of ash and tasted of smoke.
      * Ayaka Before this… She would have felt sorrow to know know that Rook’s passage home may not be as simple as a trot along the path. But now, it simply was.
      <Nyctea> Stepping out into the light would reveal a great horned owl who’s age was anyone’s guess. When Shukie announced herself before the feather was even presented he would scoff a little under his breath. Perhaps amusement? ~~ Words words words…… so fancy…. so long….. is a long name really important?~~ the sound of breaking branches would resound against the large owls being, daring to break under it’s massive weight. He leered down when Kwa`ani stepped forward however and when the feather was presented, he ruffled his wings in a few circles before tucking them closer in. ~~ I see. So he did find you after all…. good…. So… you are who you say you are? mmmm???~~ he leaned in with a laaaaazzzyyy eyeeeeee and stared right at Kwa`ani ~~ Are you all those long words too?? mmmm??~~
      * Kwa`ani looked up at the ruffling of feathers before the owl settled his wings back to his sides. “Aye.” Oh how she wanted to make a quip about the eyeless eyes but managed to hold her tongue. A miricle for which she knew Shukie would be thankful for. Oh heck with it… “Tis how we were taught to introduce ourselves. Proper manners.” Her tones were steady, a smile upon her muzzle as she
      * Kwa`ani relaxed »»
      <Kwa`ani> »» visibly. “Do you have a name?” her head tilting slightly to the left, thinking it only proper for the bird to do so as well.
      * Shukie didn’t respond to the censor of name. SHe was asked a question and she answered. When the great owl spoke to Kwa`ani and not herself she remained still, strangely calm and at ease. For a short time she thought Kwa`ani was going to leave it at the simple answer, to which she let out a tiny sigh that stopped as soon as it started when the fae continued, almost challenging the bird.
      <Nyctea> He continued to lean in all the while his brow feathers, what little he had left, would dance left and right against the weightlessness of air. When Kwa`ani introduced herself, or lack thereof, he simply drew his wings back again then settled against the branch. The light that illuminated this place would be unnatural but familiar. Dangerously familiar. Flames in small shells flickered along  the walls, casting light and warmth throughout the small cavern. ~~ Your sister offered much the same, but manners and a name go hand in hand. One introduction, for my own. ~~ he’d sit and wait all night if he had to. No name was given just yet. His eye still on the feather. But wait, maybe he was an old coot. He chuckled against the light as it flickered along his frame, revealing his earthly tones. He straightened himself just so before offering ~~ My name is Nyctea… wise to the ancient lore of things. You where brought here for a reason. A story to share for the both of you. ~~ he would scoot along the branch, bouncing up and down as the weight of his body caused it to cry out in twirking splintering wood against the large owl until he settled into the middle, where it sighed in releif and settled. Bits of debris fell from those branches and gnarled roots. ~~ Come… I have a box for you to open. You have the key, don’t you? ~~
      * Shakira sat quietly again, listening curiously to the conversation of the others who remained in the north, her own nerves packed down for now for the sake of the pack that had returned, not wanting to cause more worry between family. She’d simply listen quietly, noting the information given and only offer words when asked to.
      <Faolan> The great bear and stag would have separated themselves from the wolves, appearing to have little else to offer if having offered anything at all. Although their silence made them seem like fixtures, it was clear theirs was a story to be told in time. Rook would turn to watch Ayaka as she answered, sure that she answered too quickly for one who knew the gravity of the choices behind her. He would pad closer to her, sorrow overcoming the resolve of his own choices at long last. There’s no going back for you and no coming back for me. You feel it now…you’ve become something I am not, and this place has forgotten the face of a mortal like me…Though you are older now the glow of your ember is forever brighter than mine shall ever be. He would search her hues for understanding to the flowery verbiage he chose to mask the blunt reality she now faced.
      * Kwa`ani stared up at the owl when Nyctea mentoned her sister… ‘Fianna?!?’ she’d said at nearly the same time as Shukie. Oh how she missed her sister and brother. “to what tales will you tell us, ancient one.” Her eyes eager as her ears twitched back and forth, tail wagging just a bit when Nyctea settled upon the branch wondering how it managed to not break off.
      * Shukie dipped her head to Nyctea. Aye, she had the key, it was within the pouch upon Kwa`ani’s back. When they found the pouch at the hole under the mystical lake tree, she’d tucked it within rather than carrying it in her maw as she had been doing. “Yes, the key is with us.” Turning to Kwa`ani she had the fae slip the pouch off to where she could withdraw the key. Once the task was
      * Shukie done, “Fianna was here?” she’d not picked up the fae’s scent,. odd she thought. SHe was visibly relieved to know the box was at last to be found. SHe’d not wanted to fail in her and Kwa`ani’s task.
      * Ayaka had answered only as quickly as one who knew what she had chosen, exchanging life for existence, self for selflessness, and mortality for… Well. Perhaps she didn’t truly yet understand what it meant to be no longer mortal. Her gaze rested on Rook, distant, but kit quite cold. Something about her gaze was still her own for she could still see the memories of who she had been, even if she could not take hold of them. That, if only that, would keep her different from the one she’d taken the place of.  As Rook himself had told the Morrigan during her battle against the shadow, she would be better. Turning to look west, Ayaka stood still as she waited for the last to come. What did she feel? Could she still feel? Did she mourn the loss of those she’d identified as once being family? Maybe in a layer of herself within she could no longer reach.
      * Atraya The winds would offer the northern chill, but ahead was the warmer taste of an early spring in these lands. The ground beneath her would crunch still with the culling of snow. Spring had yet to touch this place, but the promise of what culled her forward would do just that. Paws continued to blindly tap ahead of her, following that sweet smell and the fading of snow, giving way to the new flora and fauna of a spring’s day. She’d press forward towards that ember, flickering in the distance of a dark world.
      * Kajika seemed to be lost in thought for a moment as he thought about it a little more and possibly something else as he glanced up at the sky to see what of the stars and night sky that started to grow across the sky. “That maybe so and I will be on the lookout for their return.” His attention returned to Kova after he spoke and he was able to fully glance her over once more. “Are the two of you alright? The stores of my herb collection are a little bit lower than they should be, but in part I am giving most of the vegetation here a chance to grow and flourish again after my incessant picking with little need for them which would cause them to wither and be of use to no one.”
      <Nyctea> The box that was before them was covered in a wealth of dust and age. Barely visible to be anything more than a trinket of age and time. However there would be a familiar scent upon the base of this box. Perhaps the only thing that would be familiar. The two would know this owner’s scent and the name to go with it. Calder. Giving them long enough to investigate the box and produce the key, he »»
      <Nyctea> »» flapped his wings quickly yet quietly, and landed with great ease onto the box itself. He looked like a lumbering ol’ owl, but he was quite graceful. Beautiful even. When he landed upon the top of the box he leaned in and with his deep voice he whispered to the fae’s something ….. Interesting.
      * Kova gave a slow nod of her head to Kajika as he would inquire to her wellbeing. She was a little sore from the hunt with Fianna and the Ox, she did wonder now where the fae was? before turning to Shakira “I am well. Healing from the hunt a few days ago. Speaking of, you two are welcome to my cache if you are hungry.” she swung her tail slowly behind her and pointed her nose to the alpha’s »»
      <Kova> »» rock. Beneath it’s base, to the left of the large stone, would be clearly unearthed soil. Buried below would be a nice leg bone with a good chunk of meat on it. She ensured it was placed in the shade and shadows to avoid heat, she tried her best to keep it as cool as possible.
      * Kwa`ani lowered her upper torso and shimmied the pouch off her back and neck to give Shukie the necessary access, her gaze upon the musty smelling box. Gods! They could return home at long last. They had traveled just about every mountain there was in search of it. At the whispering, she went still, soothed and comforted from the tones not necessarily comprehending all in that brief moment.
      * Kwa`ani An »»
      <Kwa`ani> »» ageless voice it was, unlike anything she’d ever heard or even dreamt. Her ears twitched back and forth becoming mesmerized.
      * Shukie at last would set the key before Nyctea. As she leaned down to do so the boid had settled upon the old relic of a box, nothing significant able to be discerned beneath the accumulated dust and grime? of centuries perhaps or maybe a few years or decades. As Nyctea whispered to them, she froze in place as she listened, at last stepping back. Now was not the time for words, but to
      * Shukie hear what words would be offered them of the box’s origins.
      <Faolan> It is quite simple, son. We took the mantle that was offered. Ayaka saw the first pages of a story she will learn in time. Faolan remained behind a padfall or two, having paused in stride as if one recalling a fond yet faint memory. –Very nearly here, just a minute more ahead and a left when you feel the first gravel beneath you, he thought…– Perhaps guilt or perhaps the correct
      <Faolan> cut»»
      <Faolan> cont»» assumption led Rook to watch Ayaka’s features a moment longer, That Morrigan demanded strife and blood in exchange for malevolence. You…you can be much more. The beast you fought was a reflection of the worst of us. I fancy your story to be the reflection of the best of us should the collector tell the last of what he’ll see of this tale.
      * Shakira turned her attention back as a general question was asked, waiting for Kovas answer before speaking her own. “I have no recent injuries, faded scars is all and bruising that should be well healed now.” She answered with a small smile, proud of her own growth when it came to speaking to the males of the pack, though she still kept boundaries.
      <Nyctea> The sound of his talons would scrap across the boxes surface, but he did well to place his weight so as not to scratch the delicate wood. Scratch it… he did not. When the words where offered to the two fae’s he would take one more leap up and land just beside the box and key. He waited for a moment longer, allowing his words sink into both. They where heavy…. and for good reason. ~~ Are you ready to see an eye for an eye? ~~ he finally asked the pair.
      * Atraya her ears would swivel with great care as she picked up on the slightest tinge of movement or sounds that lay around or ahead of her. Nothing but perhaps the call of the wilds, even a bird, to guide her way. Inner monologues or not, there was that familiar ping of darkness that tried to creep it’s way back into the forefront of her thoughts. To try and take her over again. No. Not yet. She had to make sure. The earth beneath her paw pads would continue to crunch with the impacted, old snow, until there was the sensation of something different beneath her paw pads. It wasn’t grass but it felt like the well semi-sorted gravel of a rivers bed. Her nose dipped down to scent the new ground beneath her and like reliving a memory, she would feel the need to turn left. Left she would go.
      * Shukie blanched, inwardly hoping it didn’t show outward at the words used which sent her thought to Atraya in the millisecond. SHe didn’t mince words, “If my sight given that Atraya may once again see, yes. For the safety of my family, yes. For the return of our alpha male and son, yes.” As she spoke she looked directly into the fathomless white orbs. “What must be done, I shall do.”
      * Kwa`ani looked to Nyctea. “What ya want us to be a doing?” short, sweet and to the point. She wasn’t much to agreeing before knowing the stakes but this time was ready.
      <Nyctea> He swung his head around this way and that before giving a simple nod to their questions, to their response, and picked up the key in his beak. He was an owl after all and being able to articulate a key into a lock, and unlock a box, was something he was keenly equipped to do. With a few twists of his head left, right, left left, then right the box would clunk and sigh with relief as it was opened. A small accumulation of dust spattered out before subsiding at the base of their paws. ~~ Take the trinkets inside. There is one thing belonging to a she-wolf by the name of Kastria. What it’s purpose or meaning is, I do not know but I was told to ensure it find it’s owner. The rest of the trinkets you must take to the ancient forest, where Fianna had smelled the sage. There questions will be answered and peace can be had. Now go…. get home… there is much to do, and you are sourly missed.~~
      * Ayaka was still in the adjustment stage of her first pages in the new story she’d begun, and she quietly marveled that Faolan, who perhaps had undergone something similar to what she had, could still speak and interact with Rook as if he were… Family. The word tasted odd in her mind, like a cutout that didn’t quite fit back in its place. So, she’d remain quiet now, listening first to..Faolan’s words to alert their
      * Ayaka direction, then his words to Rook, and finally Rooks own words to her. She knew she should respond, yet the hope the words would likely have illicited in her old self, merely stirred the dust of hope in who she was now. Yes, she would be better because of who she had been, because of the family and pack ties that had enhanced who she was. But she didn’t know what would come of the storytellers final tales. “I
      * Ayaka thank you Rook.” She finally said, softly.”For doing what needed done, for making hard choices, for your family, for the Wolfspirits. They will likely never truly know what you have been through yourself, and I hope that at least some glimpse of your own part in that reflection of the best a wolf can be the storyteller will share, will be revealed to them.”
      * Shukie nodded, glad for the pouch for she would carefully put all within the pouch, Kwa`ani’s ever present new collar. “Yes, Ancient One.” She repeated the name several times to ensure she didn’t forget it. “I shall see to this as per your instructions.” SHe was most glad to obey the last of the list for she missed one and all and longed to see her old home again. It seemed an eternity
      * Shukie since seh’d last been there. “I worry for all my family’s wellbeing.” She dipped her head in respect tho would give Nyctea time to say anything more before they would depart.
      <Nyctea> He would give a few claps of his beak before taking flight and landing back on the gnarled branches and roots. The flames would flicker against the sudden gust of wind, but held their own flame. When he landed they groaned and cracked under his weight, but bare it they did. He would tuck his wings back in and say to them ~~I had to find it from a traveling whisper. Found it, I did. now into the paws it rightfully belongs…. ~~
      * Shukie would nod once more and make her way from the cave within the boulders after adjusting the pouch back upon Kwa`ani’s back. “Come, Kwa`ani, we can go home at long last!” to Nyctea, “Thank you.” The first few steps she back out and away then turned to begin the trek home.
      <Nyctea> There would be a subtle nod of his head and watched the pair as they departed. They where on the borders of their northern most part of the territory. The Roghas insight, they where not even a few miles out from home now.
      * Kwa`ani patiently waited for the pouch being adjusted and then would depart as Shukie had. “Indeed, Thank yhou.” She too took her leave in short order ready to be home.

      Header Artwork by the talented AlectorFencer

      Pack Meeting #194

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      Meeting Notes

      August 19th, 2019

      • OOC: Discussed the website and user profiles / pages
      • OOC: Discussed promotions and ranks
      • OOC: Discussed website issues and that they’ll be addressed asap
      • OOC: Notify Atraya  / Shukie if there are any website issues
      • OOC: Open Floor
      • Known Website Bugs:
        • Profile redirect error
        • Can’t login (please let Atraya know and she’ll reset your password)
        • Rules Page is broken
      Number Of Wolves Present


        @Atraya @Kova @Ayaka @Faolan @Fianna @Kwa`ani @Kajika @Shukie @skydancer
        %Darth %Nightshade
        Ghost Kilmaten Ryker

        Pack Meeting Begins

        * Atraya an ear turned slowly as she would listen for those who would heed the call. “First and foremost, I know this will mostly be “OOC” because the pack is spread about. So I will bring it to OOC.”

        * Kwa`ani ‘s focus was no longer on the otter having shifted to the path that led up from the old realm. She hoped that the wolves would show tonight so they could leave out in the morning if not before. Either way she’d head out after Darth. For now, she rested once again upon the lodge that overlooked the pathway below.
        * Nightshade tails swifts happily when she had returned with Kajika and greeted also “yes we returned” and looked around “isn’t the other group here?”
        * Kova would no doubt have heard the howl and would swing her tail slowly behind her, now, making to close that gap.

        The Website

        <Atraya> I was sharing this earlier but I’ve been working on a story line / quest page that will have summaries of past story lines / quests and links to logs, but for the most part the goal of this page is to be informative but also help facilitate information that is given so we all don’t forget. I want to strongly remind you all that this is for your OOC purpose ONLY. You can’t use this as a way to navigate your character magically into part of the story. That has to role played out. This is just an interactive way for me to keep track, have others keep track, and also a fun way to visually look at the things we’ve collected, gathered,etc. I’m trying to make it more fun an interactive! You can see the page here:

        <Atraya> It’s still a WIP (as far as the current story line) but I hope it’s a good starting point.

        <Atraya> Also as a side note, I’m updating our territory map. You can find that here:

        <Ayaka> Woot!
        <Ayaka> *nods, in understanding
        <Nightshade> Coolcool
        * Nightshade nodded
        <Kamaitachi> Sweet
        <Atraya> I’ll also be working on getting everyone’s profiles up to date on the links and what not, but if you haven’t created an account you can do so here: An admin has to approve it but once it’s approved, you are good to go and I can add you to the profile page.
        <Atraya> 1. If you are missing a wolf photo – please send it to me via email or link
        <Atraya> 2. If you have trouble logging in, let me know and I’ll help ya out
        <Atraya> 3. There are parts of the site that are broken, I’m aware, I’m looking into this

        * Nightshade puts up a paw “alpha alpha?”
        <Atraya> Nightshade: Yes 🙂

        <Nightshade> I updated my profile picture with a newer one, but it kept showing the older picture, not that bad but, .. I want to have the same as here
        <Atraya> Nightshade: Hermmmm ok I will look into this


        <Atraya> There’s been a handful of updates both with the theme and with wordpress, so, I’m making sure everything is updated so hopefully bugs will sort themselves out.
        * Fianna has a photo but no real profile on the webb
        * Shukie crosses paws
        * Kilmaten submitted submission
        <Atraya> Kil: It’s so I know who you are (no one else can see this) but it should ask for your wolf name
        <Shukie> i have kwa’s saved but never could get it to save on profile. that was LONG time ago
        <Kilmaten> Yeah wolf and human
        <Atraya> k
        <Atraya> So we got slammed with over 600+ users lol (bots)
        <Atraya> I had to go in and delete all of them
        <Kilmaten> Gotta find the pic i wanted to use
        <Kilmaten> Oooof
        <Atraya> So now anyone who wants an account has to go through admin approval
        * Darth will check everything out hopefully tomorrow, but other than what I saw on the page (ref pm) it looks good so far
        <Atraya> Kilmaten: Approved 🙂
        * Kilmaten cheers!
        <Nightshade> Darth didn’t u want to say anything
        <Atraya> 🙂
        <Atraya> Anyone else before I continue?
        <Shukie> yes
        <Shukie> let atraya or myself know if find any bugs. start with Atraya but if she’s not on, pm me with any issues discovered
        <Shukie> the Rules pages are jacked up adn won’t load. some kind of lock out on the page i think.
        * Atraya perks
        <Atraya> Oooo spinning wolf o death XD
        <Atraya> Ok ya.. I’ll have to look at this page
        <Shukie> i couldn’t edit from website admin either.
        <Ghost> brb, logging in here. back asap
        <Atraya> Ok, I will take a look when I can
        <Nightshade> This is nothing about the rank update right?
        <Kilmaten> It usually take a bit for the website to realise im registered?
        <Atraya> Nightshade: no
        <Atraya> Kilmaten: You should be good to go now?
        <Nightshade> Ok then I ask it on a other time lol
        <Kilmaten> Says i havent been approved yet
        <Atraya> Kilmaten: One sec
        <Kilmaten> Alrightyy
        <Atraya> Kilmaten: Now try
        <Kilmaten> Worked!
        <Atraya> Nice 😀
        <Shukie> weeee!
        <Darth> Yay!
        <Atraya> So now you should be able to see MY ACCOUNT in the navigation bar
        <Atraya> on the far right
        <Atraya> From there you can edit your account as need be as well as update your profile 🙂
        <Atraya> Ok anyone else on the profiles and all that before I continue?
        <Darth> Nope
        <Atraya> Pack Ranks
        <Kilmaten> Yes
        <Kilmaten> Aw
        <Atraya> Kilmaten: Go ahead
        <Nightshade> Yay
        <Kilmaten> I was gunna send you over a pic
        <Atraya> Kilmaten: PM me please 🙂 (you can also upload your own wolf photo too)

        Pack Ranks
        <Atraya> We haven’t had ranks in a while because there was a lack of activity and a lack of active wolves for sometime to fulfill those roles. As you know we have gradually introduced them with Delta and Care Taker In Training.
        <Atraya> So I’ll be discussing with the members about ranks and roles and I’m hoping to introduce more as time goes on 🙂
        <Atraya> So look forward to that in the coming weeks!
        <Atraya> Anyone have any questions on ranks?
        <Nightshade> Looking forward to it. Hopefully I’ll become member soon
        <Darth> ^^
        * Atraya waits a moment longer in case anyone else has anything they want to add
        <Kwa`ani> me and fia were 3 years in making pack and we were active constantly 🙂

        <Atraya> First and foremost I want to say that I’m very proud of those who are still with us and continue to share this journey with us. To role play and step away from the every day and share your online story with us. To those of you who are active and active when you can be, I just want to extend an additional thank you for being here 🙂 Without you we wouldn’t exist. Second: I know life can be really busy and hectic, it’s totally fair and understandable that you can’t be here 24/7 and I’d never expect people to be. But I ask that you please be patient and let the process play out as it will for your character regarding pledge, assessment and membership. I’m very aware of everyones activity and I promote wolves based on that activity and if they’re ready to join the pack. We’ve had a great deal of active wolves this year and some change and I’m really grateful for that. So, just know that your advancement will go as far as you are willing to take it. On that note, I just want to extend another “Please don’t constantly ask about becoming a member”. When you are ready to be a member, you’ll be made a member 🙂
        <Atraya> I plan to host more meetings in the future to help move people along to. I know some wolves have sat in their positions for a long time due to the fact that there have just been no meetings. I am hoping to change that and keep the flow going.
        * Nightshade lowered head.. srry
        <Kamaitachi> Ok
        <Atraya> Don’t be sorry 🙂 It’s a fair question and I totally get it. I just want to reiterate that point.
        <Nightshade> Just hate the timezones lol lucky the mosquito kept me awake
        <Kamaitachi> I wanna try and work towards. Guardian or scout if those will be ranks when I’m a member?
        <Kamaitachi> Sorry got busy eating dinner
        <Atraya> Kamaitachi: Those are yet ot be determined, but, there’s always room for character growth 🙂 Those could be things to inquire IC as well.
        <Atraya> Nightshade: Ya me to 🙁
        <Kamaitachi> I’ve had kamai go out with sky a few times
        <Ayaka> I am pretty sure asking about ranks is the same as asking about membership Atraya?
        * Nightshade snarled at mosquito
        <Ayaka> It’ll be given when earned?
        <Atraya> Aya: Ya 🙂
        <Atraya> IC wise, wolves are always watching and of course can see potential in your wolf for certain “ranks”
        <Nightshade> Oh maybe an idea to make a calendar thing on the site for events with tinyurl
        <Atraya> So you can ask for your character to have a rank, but, just know that isn’t how it works 🙂 Ranks are earned. Ranks will have meaning and weight. They are not given all willy nilly.
        <Atraya> Nightshade: Yes! I’m working on a calendar! Thank you for the suggestion and reminder 🙂
        * Darth sits quietly, understanding all that is being said
        <Kamaitachi> No.
        <Nightshade> I want a promotion as a .. wolf officer
        <Kamaitachi> Lol
        <Darth> Lol
        * Atraya offers Nightshade a shiny star sticker

        <Atraya> Open Floor – Is there anything anyone would like to talk about or bring up? 🙂

        <Nightshade> Open floor?
        <Kamaitachi> I do
        <Nightshade> Why is the floor open
        <Kamaitachi> It’s probably nothing but is the storyline gonna continue where everyone still has to find their own trinket or whatever?
        <Kamaitachi> Like before we beat mykeer?
        <Kamaitachi> Or is the storyline over?
        <Atraya> Kamaitachi: That’s yet to be seen IC – we finished one of the major plots, but, there’s still more to come
        <Atraya> Waiting for people to return back
        <Kamaitachi> Ok
        <Shukie> I do have a request of everyone
        <Nightshade> Not to difficult
        <Fianna> *perks
        <Shukie> when someone joins the IC, try to put in your next post a good descriptor of where your wolf is and who you’re with so No One has reason to go in OOC .. where’s everyone?
        <Nightshade> Oh I try
        <Shukie> and those joining IC, you need to take time to read what’s going on before posting too
        <Ayaka> Oh I second that
        <Atraya> Thirdsies
        <Shukie> it gets real old to have major or minor things happenig and suddenly someone wakes up right where everyone is
        <Atraya> Yes, please make sure to make the effort to see where people are ic first, before asking.
        <Shukie> and if one has been gone a day or two or weeks , you’re not going to be where you were last time
        <Nightshade> What if you haven’t moved and other did
        <Nightshade> Oh nvm
        <Shukie> if it’s been more than a day, you’d have moved unless you in a coma
        * Kilmaten returns after catching up
        <Nightshade> xD
        <Atraya> wb Kilmaten 🙂
        <Kilmaten> Ty 🙂
        <Atraya> Does anyone have anything else they’d like to add before I conclude this meeting?
        <Nightshade> I always wondered about that like.. if you catching up and u can’t roleplay it out further are you automatically moving with them or
        <Darth> I don’t at this time
        <Shukie> good questions Nightshade: you’d need to rp some reason why you are behind, etc. or gone. and so forth
        <Nightshade> Like with the journey.. I wasn’t able to roleplay along. So it’s difficult to keep up
        <Atraya> Nightshade: If you are on role playing and your group continues on moving and you have to go suddenly, then yes your wolf would assume to follow given it’s not some long march. Otherwise as Shukie stated, you’ll have to come up with a reason why your wolf stopped. Also another side note. If you know you are going to be offline for a period of time (like weeks) please please let us know. Especially if we’re running a story or a quest. Because it’s hard to put you ‘back’ into place when you return if you have a certain role.
        <Nightshade> Yes yes.
        <Nightshade> So I would move on if I have to go offline due time, while in story
        <Atraya> Anyone else? 🙂
        <Atraya> Nightshade: Depends. If you have to go offline for the night and the group was either close to settling or about to, then it would assume that you would be with the group. If they keep moving on then you’ll have to stop your character and catch up. Just ask who ever the group “lead” is.
        <Nightshade> Because they found something when I wasn’t there. My wolf wouldn’t know
        <Atraya> Nope, she wouldn’t so you’d have to RP that out 🙂
        <Ayaka> Also, if you don’t know where everyone is IC wise, please just post like your wolf is seeking the other’s scents
        <Ayaka> Don’t ask for the low down on where everyome is exactly
        <Ayaka> Your wolf wouldn’t necessarily know anyway and that just caters to meta gaming

        <Nightshade> Is “looking around to seek others” allow?
        <Shukie> yups
        <Ayaka> :}
        <Nightshade> Also ApacheWolf needs to be more friendly and gives more variety in drinks xD
        <Shukie> lol
        <Atraya> Nightshade: noted 😛
        <Ayaka> Lol
        <Darth> Valid point Nightshade
        <Shukie> working on that, Nightshade *grins
        <Ayaka> She is a good flood pillow
        <Atraya> Alrighty, I think that ends this meeting! I appreciate you all being here (Especially you Euro wolfies!). I’m hoping to have another meeting in a week or so time 🙂

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        Pack Meeting #193

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        Meeting Notes

        July 22nd, 2019

        • Atraya leads the meeting
        • NightShade becomes Assessment
        • Darth becomes Assessment
        • Fianna becomes Pack Member
        • Kwa`ani becomes Pack Member
        • Kajika becomes Caretaker In Training
        • Ayaka becomes Delta Female
        Number Of Wolves Present


          @Atraya @Kova @Ayaka @Faolan @Kajika @Shukie @skydancer
          %Fianna %Kwa`ani
          +NightShade +Darth
          Azaelia Shakira

          Pack Meeting Begins

          A.M Meeting For Euro Wolves
          7/22/2019 @ 9AM

          * Shukie had recovered some from her lost time upon the iceberg. She and ayaka were to have begun searching for prey, and possibly a new home. Their time table had been put assunder when she’d succomed to her dalliance with the ancients. What had been revealed was locked away into her subconscious, mayhap it’d make itself known at various times. She had yet to move other than to twitch her
          * Shukie ears as her nostrils flared taking in what scents were offered to her while her eyes scanned the areas nearby for signs of the pack and her alpha

          * Atraya would be resting just a short distance within the ruins themselves and her head would be on her paws in quiet thought. Fianna no doubt was still beside her as she would listen to the gentle winds as they whispered beyond her sight and to her ears. What did the wind have to tell her this morning? Her head slowly rose off her paws and she would let loose a gentle breath. Today would be a meeting with all the others, she thought, for it was long over due and there was much to discuss.

          <`Raven> <Kamaitachi> *not seeing anyone around, she moved to the carcass, it was picked clean for the most part and she managed to find little to eat on it. As she finished a small morsel she lifted her head to the wind catching what it had to offer. The pack scent still seemed fresh and heading perhaps towards the caves. Seeing none she followed the scent of it was the right direction

          * Kwa`ani stretched, mumbling and grumbling at the cold that just wouldn’t cease. She was glad Shukie had made it off the iceberg safely as she’d begun to worry for the fae. The deep sleep the fae had gone into remided her of when she’d fished the beta from the river and kept her from drowning. She couldn’t keep her mind from replaying what all the pack had suffered through over the past few years. When her mind settled upon her mum who was a few wolf-lengths away an involuntary whimper escaped her muzzle wondering just how her mum was going to continue to lead as alpha.. a blind alpha.. could she even still lead? soooo many changes had befallen the pack. Weren’t they due a respite from all?

          * Darth would possibly see his sister, Kamaitachi, down from the ridge he laid on close to the ruins. If he could, he would give a warm bark to her

          * Kova would have been near the rest as she took to a sentry position just near the others who where gathered beside the lake’s shore. By now the water was breaking up and pieces of what was once solid ice was now starting to show signs of the beautiful crystalline lake below it. The snow melt was rapid by now, and as such, the world around them began to change. She flicked an ear towards the direction of the horizon when she took note of the scents and smells of those who where now awake.

          * Fianna would be laying near Atraya after their chat the previous evening. Her mother’s questions about what she had learned had further solidified the lessons, and she’d been thinking on them most of the day as she kept watch nearby, tail curled around her haunches. Was Kwa`ani near as well?

          * Atraya would be beside Fianna within the ruins and when she felt movement, she brushed her nose along her crown lightly. “Hello Fianna..” she said as she stared out into the horizon. “Tell me.. do you see others down below near the lake? Shukie among them?”

          * kamaitachi heard a chuff above her and turned to notice her brother atop the ruins. She waged her tail to see her brother still safe. “Where is everyone Darth”? She said as she tried to make her way up to him

          * Shukie stirred finally, rising slowly as she continued to stretch which elicited groans of emptiness in her tumtum. Perhaps spotting movements from the alpha family and maybe others she chuffed gently to the alpha family. She’d moved away from the shoreline some time ago not trusting even what she knew to be solid ground.

          * Kwa`ani was close enough for being a few wolf lengths from her sister and mum that she could hear the sounds of their voices but not quite discern their conversation. Moving slowly she eased the sleep from her muscles and chuffed quietly, almost at the same time as the beta that the two chufts would maybe blend a bit. Her tail swaying to see her alpha and sister stirring she began to make her way over, leaning down to nuzzle both faes in a gentle good morning tho she had waited until her mum might look her direction rather than startle her.

          * Ayaka had left some time in the night to make a wide circle around the ruins, keeping her nose seeking any signs of Calder’s return, or that of Phoenix as well. She would glance along the melting snows for pawtracks as well of the two brutes, or signs of any potential game that had passed in the night. By now, she would be circling back toward the ruins, coming from the east.

          * Fianna perked as her mother stirred and spoke, taking note of Kwa`ani as well nearby. She offered her sister a chuff, and then looked to answer Atraya’s questions. “Yes near the lake it seems several to be moving about.. And Shukie seems to be heading this way I think? She offered in light tones.

          * Kova would be resting just below at the lakes edge. She would flick an ear towards the sounds of others and rise to all fours, shaking out her pelt. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary and there was no sign of Calder or others therein. No ‘pack’ to come and save the day. She bowed her chest down before yawning. She took note of kamaitachi, Darth and Nightshade whom, if they where still in the open would no doubt see Kova as well.

          * Atraya heard the chuff of her daughter, Kwa`ani, and would swing her tail ever so lightly behind her and offered a chuff in return. “It’s time for a short meeting….” her tail shifted slowly behind her before she rose after quiet some effort. Standing on all fours she took in a low breath before tipping her muzzle and howling to the skies for a gathering. Her howl would be amplified 10 fold within the ruins and boulders. Whirling about and bouncing off stone until it reached the air. The ruins would be a fine place for a meeting, she thought.

          <Faolán> mais, mes pattes…dey weren’t all data concerned with coverin’ where dey been, but dey were a few days gon. Gon south like a silver fox to gata lands if’n ya knew where those far lands were.

          * Darth would hear the alpha’s howl and look to both Nightshade and his sister; “I think you just found them.” He said back to Kamaitachi as he turned to head back into the ruins where he would see much of the pack.

          * Nightshade stretched her frame when she finally find the energy and rose up on her 4 legs, “wondering what this day will bring us” she smiled to Darth.

          * Shukie perked to the alpha howl, lifting her head further relaying the call to meeting for any further away before moving to the ruins from where to call had come, megaphone that it was. With a quiet greeting as she neared the alpha family she slowed and stopped just a few paces from Atraya and her daughters. “Greetings, my alpha, fia, kwa” her tail swaying tho atraya wouldn’t be able to see it. It would take them all to get used to her lost vision and compensate.

          * Kwa`ani ‘s ears flicked at her mum’s howl and hten the added tones of Shukie. “How are you both?” she inquired quietly before the pack would assemble. “can I get you anything mum?” a quiet lilt to her voice. It’d been forever since she’d heard the call to meeting.

          * Nightshade ears perked up when the howl of the alpha was been heard in the distance. She stood up and joined next to Darth and spotted kamaitachi next to his other side ” hello kamaitachi, how are you ”

          * Ayaka would be a few minutes out yet, but close enough to pick up the call.. It was one that she’d not heard for some time, the tones did not sound concerned, more demanding than anything, and while she would pick up her pace some, she remained vigilant in her scouting. No sense in doing a job of it was not done well. She would have found signs of Phoenix to the south, though they had faded, and she had not followed them, merely marked the direction in her mind and continued on. After a few long minutes at a steady trot, she would round a hill and spot the ruins, not far off, making her trail that direction.

          * kamaitachi reached her brother as the alpha howled “I guess I did” she said with a chuckle and looked to night “I am good a bit stiff and my ear still stings where that dang bear cut it open. Her ear had started to swell and turn red. “But what has happened? There’s a tail of blood and whatnot” she said as they walked to the alphas howl

          * Atraya shifted her paws beneath her before she nosed Fianna and Kwa`ani whom where beside her “Is there a nice place for me to stand upon?” she questioned lightly. No doubt the ruins where full of boulders and the like, but towards the center of what looks like an old courtyard would be a single piece of stone that lay towards the center. Flowers and green grass where already sprouted around it.

          * Kova an ear turned to the howl and she swung her tail slowly behind her. Heed it she did! She would no doubt find herself squirrling around for Phoenixes trail at some point as she had another story to share, but for now she was content in padding along the lakes shore and sloshing through snow melt as she made her way up to the ruins.

          * Fianna would nose Shukie as the fae arrived, taking note of the others who she could see were on their way as well. “They are coming mother.” She offered, though she figured the Alphess could scent many of them. Glancing around she would scan the nearby structures and tumbled down stones, none of them seeming a good choice for a blind fae to climb, until her gaze spotted the flat stone just a few yards off. “There is on mother, it’s got moss and flowers# and should be easy enough for you to step up onto.. Want me to lead the way?” She would nuzzle Kwa`ani as she rubbed her shoulder along Atraya’s frame to guide her there.

          * Nightshade took a closer look at kamaitachi ear and nuzzles her ” Sorry that I couldn’t help you ” she said with her head low. “You mean the bloodtrail from the bear or” she asked while they headed to the location of the alpha.

          * kamaitachi “I don’t think so. It led towards here?” She said nosing her back

          * Darth would listen to the conversation of his sister and Nightshade, with the mention of his sister’s injuries, he would look and examine his own.

          * Ayaka wasn’t sure what Darth, kamaitachi, and nightshade were dawdling about for, but she would glance at them s she passed by, making her way toward Atraya and where the Alphess no doubt was trying to get everyone to gather. Soon enough sbe would be up the rise and chuffing to Shukie, the alpha daughters and Atraya herself, looking to Kova as well, and offering a nose to her sister as she arrived with the others.

          * Atraya would sense Shukie near and smile when she heard her voice. She nosed her beta gently across the brow happy to see her before turning towards the horizon “Hello Shukie” her tones light “Glad you’re safe and sound.” she would turn to Kwa`ani and Fianna. “yes please.”

          * Kova when she reached the ruins she would take note of all the wolves who heeded the call. SHe dipped her head lightly before seeing her sister Ayaka. She would decide not to crowd Shukie and the Alpha and made her way to Ayaka. She brushed her nose in a greeting to her, tail waving “hi!”

          * Kwa`ani dropped back then shifted her position to the far side of Atraya seeing where Fianna was guiding her. “The budding flowers remind me of home and the sweet valley just not as colorful nor plentiful” remembering the area fondly. “You’re almost to the stone, mum, watch yer step..” she cautioned in gentled tones. She dipped her head to the others as she greeted each in turn should they be near enough to do so once ehr mum was settled upon the stone perch

          * Atraya gave a nod of her head “Home will always be home and hold it’s natural beauty.” she would add to Kwa`ani’s observation of the lack of flowers more plentiful then their own home. Her paws would splay out here and there as she did her best to find footing. Funny enough she seemed a natural at it in some respects but there was the occasional trip up. This would be no different. Just as she was about to step up she mis-guided the step for her back leg and caught nothing but air. She fell to her stomach momentarily but promptly rose. Yup… no one saw that. She would take a few more steps, tapping the stone before her to find the ‘edge’ and there she stood, tail high and her frame extended as she waited for the others to gather. “Let Shukie take her place here .. but keep close” she said then to Fianna and Kwa`ani.

          * Shukie murrr’d then would issue another brief howl to hurry up any wolves, quite sure this was not easy for Atraya. Once Atraya was settled upon her perch she moved to stand beside it making no mention of the misstep. “The pack is coming, my alpha.” her voice low. Spotting her sister Kova, she yipped quietly in greetings and then to Ayaka.

          * Nightshade spoke to Darth when they neared where Ayaka were and Kova ” What kind of information would have our alphess for us? I like to have further progression since my absence dropped my rank down” as she watched for others she greeted others with a kindly chuff “good to see everyone safe here ”

          * kamaitachi would reach the others and would sit down leaving room for Darth and night beside her

          <Faolán> In truth, he wasn’t all dat far south just yet. Nah, he had a story n’ was fixin’ to tell it, but he needed to see what story dey’d come up with before he mozied on down the ways to le conteur. It was faint, but he heard a howl cut through the air ‘tween him and dese here stones n trees like a stone skippin’ ‘cross the water. Dat’s a pretty voice. Sure hope it has a good story to tell!

          * Kova would’ve reached the ruins and heeded the call. Finding Ayaka among the gathered she seated herself beside her and watched Atraya move up to the stone that elevated her from the earth. She frowned seeing her face as it was but turned to address Ayaka in a greeting. Nosing her softly. SHe heard her sisters yip and swung her tail quickly behind her and chuffed to Shukie in return! There she waited with patience for the meeting.

          * Darth would shake his head upon hearing Nightshade’s question. “I don’t know, but I think we’re about to find out.” He said before nuzzling her and then looking to the alpha to hear what she had to say.

          * Atraya would offer a slow dip of her head to Shukie and look out over the vast horizon in no particular direction for there was no where for her to really look. “Thank you all for gathering. I wanted to host a meeting for we’ve not gathered in sometime.” she began “As you know we’ve been through quiet a bit these past weeks and now that things are settled it is time to discuss what comes next, but for now, I would like to start this morning’s gathering and meeting with promotions.” her gaze continued to ‘look out’ “Nightshade and Darth.. please come forward.”

          * Ayaka would settle near Kova, glancing away as Atraya stumbled but admirably kept on and up onto the stone, she nuzzled Kwaani’s back and would perk as she listened as the Alphess began, glancing to where Nightshade and Darth would he called forth. She kept her senses alert, as the other’s focused primarily on the meeting she would keep atunes should Calder or any other choose that moment to make his entrance.

          * Kova flicked an ear to the Alpha’s call of two wolves. She smiled looking to Nightshade and Darth.

          * Fianna would nod after helping her mother to the stone, she would make way for Shukie and settle just before the stone, listening, watching as the two were called forth.

          * kamaitachi looked to her brother and night as they were called. Wondering what was going on

          * Nightshade ears swiveled when she heard her name, she glanced at Darth and smiled nervously towards him and turned back to the others “Yes my dearest alphess” she responded and took a few steps forwards and dipped her head, not surely how to show respect, this was her way to let that know.

          * Darth would look around before looking to Nightshade before approaching the alpha’s position. When he approached, he bowed his head in respect. “Yes, my alpha? We are here” He said, remembering her sight was gone.

          * Atraya tilted her head hearing Nightshade approach and waited for Darth to do the same to determine the pair where standing before her “Darth and Nightshade… you both have been loyal pledges to the pack for several months now. Longer then most but you’ve proven yourself worthy and true to the pack. I would like to ask you both now, do you still desire to call WolfSpirits your home?” she would pause waiting for their responses once they settled.

          * Darth would wave his tail from side to side as the alpha spoke. “Of course I do, my alpha. Ever since my sister and I entered into the old pack lands, and started to get to know the pack; I knew this is where I wanted to call my home. Through all we have been through these past few months, I have thought of everyone here as my family. It would give me no greater pleasure than to continue to call Wolfspirits my home.” He said

          * Nightshade listened to what the alphess said, the words what was been said ment much to her, she wished nothing more than that and showed a shy smile and sat on her hindquarters. “My alphess, your words means much to me, I want to thank you and everyone else for welcoming me, I might have been reckless in times what could have bring us in danger, I might have been failed in times where the pack needs me more than ever, my absence might ranked me down, but by all of this… I’m glad that nobody doubt about my loyalty” a tear was fallen on the ground “My dearest alphess, I wish nothing more to be one with the pack, to call the pack my family. Yes.. I still desire to call wolfspirits as my home, as my safe haven and my place to return”

          * Atraya gave a nod to their responses and took them to heart. “You both have seen and done more in your pledgeship then most and as such, your heart and spirit have shown the reflection of what it means to be a WolfSpirit.” she paused for a moment to catch her thoughts as she turned in Nightshade’s direction then Darth’s. “.. as such, I would like to have the honor of naming you Darth Assessment to WolfSpirits… and you Nightshade Assessment to Wolfspirits. You may introduce yourself as such to all you come in contact with. I hope that your strength, will, and resolve hold true for this pack could use blood as strong as yours. May your path to our home be made with determined paws for I know you’ve much to live for here with us.” there would be no time for pause in her words and as she made it so, she would lift her head up as much as the pain would allow and offer forth a howl to the pair.

          * Kova when her alpha would howl she too would join in for a chorus for the pair. She was glad to see them move up and hoped that they would continue to keep their path with her home.

          * Ayaka thought about Atraya’s words as she listened. Wolfspirits was home. No matter how far they traveled. The land was just that, earth, rock, stone, plant. It was not home. She glanced to each face of her packmates, glad to know and remember that she had home wherever she was, as long as she was with them. As Darth and Nightshade made assessment she would give a chuff for them both, and a wag of her tail, to see them take the next step in their membership.

          * kamaitachi would howl for her brother and nightshade

          * Fianna would lift her own muzzle and wag as she chuffed loudly, excitement over the advancement running through her. They were more committed now than ever and she looked forward to seeing their paths unfold!

          * Nightshade ” Thank you, I’m honored to be an assessment of the wolfspirits, I’ll do my best and help where I can, that’s a promise on my heart” as the alphess howled, and the others will tune in, her head lifted up to the sky and joined the beautiful song from the wolves.

          * Darth would lean over and nuzzle Nightshade as they were named assessments of the pack. “One step closer in our journey to membership”. He said, proud to be able to advance within this pack he was proud to call his family. He bowed his head to the alpha “thank you my alpha!”

          * Nightshade thought about the sudden absence from others, she wanted to know where everyone else where, and somehow, Darth seems to act closer towards her, should the pack took a notice of it? She licks Darth his muzzle and nudged him.

          * Atraya gave a nod to the pair as she would twitch her nose this way and that. There where several gathered all the same but she was growing slightly tired already. Seating herself just to get comfortable she would press her paws beneath her. “Now onto pressing matters. These lands have held some promise to herds and food. Ayaka… Kova… can you confirm this?” her head remained pointed ahead. Waiting to see where they ‘sat’ to address them.

          * Shukie opt’d to say rather than just nod to the approaching wolves. “Nightshade, Darth.” her tones quiet yet easily heard by all present. she would give a dip of ehr head to Nightshade and Darth, a tap tapping of her paws upon the earth in recognition of their promotion. At Atraya’s request to her sister and Ayaka. Otherwise she remained stoically beside Atraya.

          * Kova turned an ear to the mention of her name and she would slowly rise. She dipped her head and looked to Ayaka for a brief moment for clarity before responding in kind “Yes Alphess. There’s plentiful herds just east of here in the valley below. More then we’ve seen in our own hunting grounds for a long while.”

          * Kwa`ani worried for her mother and at her mention of Kova and Ayaka she perked waiting on their report, staying quiet which was so out of character for her after congratulatory yips to the pair. It had been so long in deed since the last meeting she was struggling to remember protocals.

          * Ayaka would look to Kova a moment as Atraya asked her question, then think on her own findings during her scouting rounds. She would wait until Kova finished speaking then nod her agreement. “Remembering our own territory was so vacant of prey, this area seems much more plentiful. I have yet to see signs of bison, but I believe I’ve seen deer, Caribou, as well as sheep.. The Caribou especially like the valley just south of here.” She confirmed

          * Atraya would give a nod to the pairs assessment and glad to hear of it. There would be a long drawn out pause from her as she thought quietly to herself, then continued. “As you know our lands have suffered from the recent events of the year and past year. It was not my intention to search for new lands to claim as our own… but I feel that it may be necessary to expand, or, at the most extreme migrate where the food is.” there was a lot of weight to her words, much to consider and to think upon, but she had to put the pack’s best interest at heart. With her mate gone and son still missing, she’d feel that weight heavy upon her shoulders. “I ask the pack now, those who are of it and those who seek to join us…” her gaze ‘turned’ to Shukie “What of these lands to be claimed under WolfSpirits reign. Nae? Aye?”

          * kamaitachi knowing the food was scarce she would look to the alpha “I don’t mind going there. Even if we decide to go back when were able. As long as we’re together I’m happy.” She said with a tail wag. This was her family now and she didn’t care where they lived as long as it was together

          * Shukie was always one to hear from others and their opinions before voicing her own. She gazed about to those present giving a nod in the pack’s general direction to speak freely of their thoughts, nodding to kamaitachi when the fae spoke up.


          * Fianna would not be a member yet, but she would think hard on her mother’s words, her own thoughts turning inward and to Faolan and Rook. Eventually she would look at Atraya and speak softly, thoughtfully. “Mother.. Rather than claiming any land as our own.. Rather than settling down, might we not travel? See what the world has to offer and in turn, perhaps find papa and Rook? Despite the dangers our latest travels had offered, I have enjoyed seeing more of the beauty and sights I have never thought to see..” wasn’t sure such a thing as traveling for a long time were possible for a pack, yet she voiced it nonetheless

          * Darth thought for a long moment, he didn’t know much about the shortage of food in the old territory. “Are we sure this land is not claimed by another pack? This pack has seen and been through enough for a bit, I’d hate for the pack to be drawn into a war.” He said aloud, thinking of the best interest of his family.

          * Kwa`ani stood next after her sister spoke up, making sure to scratch her paws upon the earth to give signal to her mum. “Alphess. I would suggest we regain our strength here through the summer at least rather htan make a rash decision to move now.” Her mum was anything but rash.” She looked to those around them here, “There are those that were not present in our home when we left so long ago. Perhaps we should send one or two wolves back and guide any wolves to where we now are if we are to remain here?” With that said she made plenty of sounds to indicate she once again sat after saying her peace. At Darth’s words, something she’d not thought on before she nodded but didn’t add to it.

          * Nightshade listened quietly and focused about the information from the new area where they are now, say what now? Does that mean we aren’t returning to their former land? “Is it safe enough for us to stay? In the beginning of our new journey, there were some new wolves with us, as I can remember Okkezzon and Calder and might some other who I can’t remember the name of,.” She paused and continued with soft tone ” the Foodstock is important to keep us alive, but what if we have left some Lost members who still wandering for us there?” She felt uneasy about this new place, this only brought bad memories to them… blood, betrayal and dead.. wouldn’t that be t harder to make it ur home? Hearing Darth his words and others her doubt grown.

          * Ayaka considered all the things spoken, particularly as Fianna added her own thoughts. She too would love to see the pack reunited with their alpha male and the alpha’s son, but so too did she know that often times a pack needed stability, and a source of food they could count on more often than not. She would wonder if there was a way to ensure they would find food if they were to travel. As well Darth had a good point and she’d nod in thought. “I think there is little for us to return too at our old homeland, until several seasons have grown around the esrth’s scars. I agree that perhaps we should send a few to check for any left behind. I also agree with Fianna, though, in that my heart longs to find your mate, Atraya, and our alpha. I would not be averse to another quest to find him. We found you, after all.”

          * Kova thought quietly while the rest offered their words. She took them in as they where given and gave a nod of agreement as well. Fianna’s own suggestion ringing true to her. Inwardly she knew they now had to find their missing Alpha more then ever now. Besides she loved to wander the beautiful lands of this world and what it had to offer. It allowed her to recall the adventures she shared with her sister, Shukie, to reach the pack. There was much out there to explore. “I too agree with the sentiments shared.” gave a nod to Ayaka’s input for it too reflected her own thinking.

          * Shukie remained motionless beside Atraya tho not upon the rock the fae stood upon. Each of the wolves had brought up excellent points and valued opinions. “I, too. My alpha. Agree we need to be stable for at least a fair while” she paused for effect and to gain more of Atraya’s attention. “You need time to get your paws under you to adjust to lack of sight to move easily upon your own.”  Giving her full attention back to the pack itself. “We have had losses here, but so we have in our homelands. Death is a part of life. I propose we settle here for now, regain our strength and find out if others have returned to our lands.” She glanced to the top of the tallest ruin, “We also have a weee pup to care for now as well. I can see to marking some boundaries to start staking our claim here. It is a good place with advantage of visibility far and wide.”

          * Atraya would listen to each wolf in turn and took to their thoughts and suggestions to heart. She knew well enough Calders “claim” and of course knew what it would entail should she try to lay claim to it for their pack. Would this area be beneficial for them to even hold domain over? There was much to think on. All valued points and all things to consider. She didn’t desire a war either but there was little in the way of evidence that Calder held more to a pack then just himself. But she needed to be sure. “All true and valid points.” she would say in thought. “We will remain here for a while longer. I will lay claim to at least this valley and to the stretch that includes the herds. I will then send a select few back to our old territory to see it’s progress. Also… I would like to venture further northward so I will require a few scouts to go ahead and observe but wander not to far. If we are to adventure and find something beyond this point we do it as a pack.” again she paused as her brow furrowed with what looked like emotion. “To find our Alpha and my son, Rook.” she would wait for a moment now, allowing the others to offer their words.

          * Nightshade “Is Calder still a threat to us? ” she asked Shukie and Atraya ” he might be disappeared, but who knows .. if he suddenly jump up… he might still lure and we don’t know if he has something on her mind, he brought us as well Atraya in danger which lead her to blindness. ” wasn’t glad with the idea.. “who was Okkezzon and the other male who joined us? I like to know if there’s no upcoming danger for us here, of course I wish to return to our old safe place..but…” she stopped her sentence as she realized that’s not gonna happen maybe and dipped her head.

          * kamaitachi thought a moment “alpha, I’m not a member yet but I find scouting a great thing and I would love to go onwards with a few others. I wanna make it my passion to be a scout for the family and pack” she said kind of nervously but confident. She didn’t know if ahe had the power to ask that. She was still new to pack customs

          * Kova turned an ear to all the others and gave a nod of her head. She would be happy to fulfill any role that was given to her. She remained vigilant while she observed the proceedings. There was much to think on, much to do and much to tell. Yes… another story might do. Perhaps a certain path of another she would follow southward after the meeting.

          * Atraya listened to the concerns as well the insights to the new prospects “All valid Nightshade..” she would continue to look ahead “He is in my radar and has been watched after. We will see what he truly gains or looses in the coming days. For now, keep your distance.” she advised to the fae “Okkezzon? I’ve not seen him sense we left… I am not sure where his path takes us, but, he gave no reason to doubt his intentions. Until he proves otherwise, he is fine.” she flicked an ear to kamaitachi’s tone and gave a nod “You’re request is noted.” she kept reclined back on her haunches. “Does anyone else have anything they wish to add before I adjourn this meeting for now until we continue later this evening?”

          * Darth would look around and listen to what every other wolf said and thought on it. “May I propose, that if we are to go back and look for wolves still in the old territory; that they take a look at the food there, and report back with their findings upon their return, all before we vote on a new territory?” He said for thought.

          * Nightshade understood her advice and brought bit calmness into her mind ” If there’s anything u wish me to do, to support or fulfill any task let me know, I like to join that with Darth” as she looked at Darth she wonders what kind of things he has planned for.

          * Ayaka would think on all that was said, and the decisions made by Atraya. They were sound in wisdom and she backed them wholeheartedly. Rest and recover, out down small roots only, and when the time came, set off to reclaim their alpha, if they could. She would shake her head, then speak as she remembered Atraya could not see her motions. “I am ready and able to do any of the things you mentioned, or stay here and keep watch.
          * Ayaka I have nothing further at this time.” She would add, so the Alphess would know.

          * Shukie dipped her head in Darth’s direction. “I think this gives us suggestions and ideas to ponder and will also need ot get those who are not present an opportunity to voice their thoughts and opinions.” She nodded to Ayaka, “Well said, Ayaka. Wise words.” She was not ready to make any decisions just yet. “I will see to marking areas, my alpha, if you wish it.”

          * Darth “I stand ready for whatever task you need of me, my alpha. I have nothing further to add right now.” He said as he bowed his head.

          * Kwa`ani had remained quiet, “What will you have me do, alpha, beta” She addressed both and was she ever glad to have both in the same place for a change. At Shukie’s mention of the pup she glanced to where she’d last seen him tho was sure he’d likely moved with teh coming of the day, tho maybe not.

          * Atraya would nod to Darth “Aye, that would be part of the mission.” an ear turned towards Ayaka and Shukie. “Yes please. I will follow behind…” she said in low tones “I’ll need a guide.” she admitted but found no shame in it, at least, not outwardly. When the others offered no more in the way of words she would stomp her paw “Very well. Thank you all for being here to attend this meeting. We will continue tonight when the moon has just risen to the sky and darkness not yet settled to these lands. It will allow me to ponder on who will take what role.” she dipped her head “Thank you all”

          Pack Meeting Begins

          P.M Meeting Continued
          7/22/2019 @ 5:30PM

          * Kajika was making his way back from the top of the tower where they had stacked the rocks. This was becoming more of a familiar site and the view from it was something he hadn’t seen anything nearly as grand that rivals it in how relatively safe it was for quite some time. His head lifted up and paused for a moment before he got to his paws without a word and would make his way down the tower and on his way down, some of the missing bricks in the walls were wide enough that he could see a wolf approaching the tower but was a little too far to see who it was from this far.

          * Atraya when she gauged the days time she found herself rising to a seated position and there peering out ‘ahead’ of her. A long drawn out sigh was given as she had much to think on, but, she wanted to proceed with the meeting. Having succumbed to a long nap, she didn’t anticipate she’d be asleep for that long and so when she came around she would be some what surprised at how much time had passed. A yawn escaped half parted jowls before she would let loose yet another howl. A howl for a gathering to those who were not already there.

          * Nightshade “I’m still where I was the meeting before, now I’m halfway deaf ” she teased her alphess Atraya “at least if ur still on the same spot or I haven’t sleepwalked” she nudges softly Darth his frame.

          * Darth ‘s ears would perk at the sound of the Alpha’s howl. Lifting his head up, and looked toward the alpha’s position. He looked to Nightshade and smiled as she joked with the alpha, before sitting up to listen to the alpha.

          * Kwa`ani wasn’t far off when her mother’s howl erupted breaking the sounds of day ending and night beginning. She turned on her heals and made her way back to where they’d met earlier in the day having been patroling the nearby areas. With a howl in response she would let others know she was on her way. Her pace wasn’t slow but it wasn’t a run either, just steady and sure that she’d arrive shortly showing no signs of her return. She’d take note of who was there and who was not.

          * kamaitachi based the alphas howl and would put her ear on wait and deal with the pain. She would sit down and wait to see what else was to be said

          <Faolan> Shoooo-eeee! Yeah, love she a sea, a river, da air…all those things when it foamed at the mouth, led ya on down the bayou, and smelled a somethin’ like three-day ol’ gumbo in the sun. Mais, I tell you what else carries on the wind…a howl n’ he had his ears on a number. Dis-moi pas…they all singin’ kumbaya ’round a rock and invitin’ trouble along with it. Elle est aussi vaillant comme la porte de prison, cher…she a cold mistress if’n she find em there. He was already on his way back when another howl came thunderin’ down the south.

          * Shukie perked to the sound of Atraya’s call, promptly returning from her marking of an outer boundary as it seemed a few others were speaking their scents by way of rubbing against stone, tree and shrubbery. The more scents scattered the better, also the better for Atraya to have a bit of a guide should she move about until she’d get her bearings better. As she approached she took stock of those present and would relay this information to Atraya after a gentle greeting and settled beside the fae. SHe owuld get in the habbit of diong a kind of left to right of those nearby in giving the alpha at least an idea to direct her sightless gaze. She was unaware of the buzzbugg imitator from the bayou whatever a bayou was.

          * Atraya the crown of her head dipped downwards towards those who would heed the call for a continuation of the meeting. Her nose came to brush along Shukie as she would greet her again. Dipping her head to her presence she looked out. She was grateful for their presence and would make short order on the pauses and get right to it. Her head tipped upwards as she tried to pick the scents that where there. Leaning towards Shukie she would nose her lightly before ‘looking out ahead’ again. She leaned into Shukie and whispered.. ~ Is Kwa`ani and Fianna present? ~

          * Kajika heard the sound of a howl that didn’t sound too far away. It sped up his paws but he still placed them deliberately on the stones when he placed his paws down. He didn’t know it was the second summoning howl but he would do his best to make sure to arrive safely for there not to be a third. Down down the spiraling staircase and sidestepping around the same missing bricks until he arrived in the first chamber that one would see when entering the ruins. It wouldn’t take much longer before he would find the rest of the pack by both scent and sound.

          * Ayaka would have been within the ruins themselves, perhaps in another courtyard along the far side, she didn’t know anything about court, nor yards for the world was her playground. Whenever the howl was issued she’d have her nose stuck under a pole of rubble where she’d hid the unused key from the cavern. Now, after a few minutes of getting it loose she’d be on her way back toward the other’s, the key held within her maw. She figured perhaps it should be kept closer, for wj knew when it might come in handy. Maybe never. Eventually she would move into the courtyard where the others gathered, for she’d not been far off. With a chuff around the key, she’d announce her presence to all and move to settle near Kova and Fianna, unknowing the deep heart felt talk they’d been having she gave them a goofy smile around the key before setting it down to perk at Atraya.

          * Shukie would nod to Atraya, the nod felt in a return nuzzle while also completing a quick report of who was now before her. In a quiet tone only for hte alpha’s ears, “would it be easier for me to sit beside you rather than you leaning down not sure just wehere my head is?” that last could be taken a couple ways.

          * Atraya gave a nod to her “if I can lean in, yes that would be great” she whispered back before clearing her throat. She would point her nose where the ‘gathered’ where and offer “Fianna and Kwa`ani.. please come forward”

          * kamaitachi looked to the faes that atraya had called forward in interest

          * Fianna the very rivers and sea? She had thought hard bout that. Love was the very essence of herself? With a minute nod of her head she would lean to nuzzle Kova. “Thank you for sharing such words of wisdom. I am learning, slowly.” She felt that some of those feelings had been true within herself, but it had only been a bud, given too little water, and time in the sun. It was not the true full bloom of love that she might one day experience. Did she want to? She did, yet in future she must be more careful. As Atraya howled she would sit up straighter and glance around for Kwa`ani, and to see who else had gathered while she was lodged within her own mind.

          * Kova an ear turned to the sound of a call and it would belong to their alpha, Atraya. Another meeting would be held again. She would pause her thoughts and her words for Fianna before brushing her nose along her crown once more “We’re being called again.. let us continue after.” she said in light tones before she turned herself around and would be facing Atraya and the others. She hadn’t gotten up from her spot sense the meeting adjourned some hours ago.

          * Nightshade perked her ears and would pay attention at the alphess while she kept an eye on Darth and watched the two wolves who was called

          * Kwa`ani would plop her back side down not too far form others when …*blink* her mum called her and her sister? “Yes, Alpha.” She spoke clearly, enunciating to give her mum timre to pin point her. WHen she stopped, she would scratch at the ground while waiting for her sister to come beside. “what can we help you with, my alpha”

          * Shukie whispered to Atraya, :she’s arriving now, off with kova it seems:

          * Fianna would have clearly been thinking some deep thoughts for it wasnt until a few moments later after Atraya called her name that she would rise belatedly, wait what? She trotted to catch up with Kwa`ani and would stand before the stone upon which Atraya would occupy. “I am here mother.” She added to alert the Alphess.

          * Atraya listened to Shukie and nodded. When her two daughters approached there was a pause. A thought. A memory. Like a scene from the past coming to replay in her mind. It would be the only thing she has sight for and it would be those memories. Those moments. It was there a flash of her children but mere pups. Innocent to the world and to the ways around them. Learning and growing with each passing day by their own doing and the pack. How they’ve grown. She recalled exactly what they looked like and was glad to have seen them grow into the wolves they where. A mother truly proud. Snapping back to the darkness therein, she began “Fianna and Kwa`ani… as you know it isn’t our way to allow those born into the pack to achieve immediate membership. It is a right that must be earned.” she paused for but a breathe and continued “You have grown into fine wolves throughout your time here in WolfSpirits, your home and birth pack. You have found strength in each other through difficult times and through undemanding times. Your spirits and hearts are true as I’ve ever felt. This journey, like many others soon to come, will be a testament to your resolve and true heart. I would like to ask you both now; is WolfSpirits still the place you desire to call home?”

          <Faolan> Dis here the path of a yo-yo if it were on the ground and ignored all those properties of friction and inertia a course. He didn’t reckon he knew about inertia or friction…’haps not even a yo-yo, but he’d heard tale a Raven that got hold a somethin like one and then bobbed somethin’ fierce until it fell off a tree. That story had earned his packmate a fine seat at the carcass that night. Regardless, on he trudged like a winding yo-yo a sorts headin’ on to what he’d reckon was a story.

          * Kwa`ani stood a little taller as her mother and alpha spoke. It took no thought, “I was born into WolfSpirits adn I shall die a WolfSpirit when the time should come. I shall do what I can to ensure the pack continues.” perhaps her mother would sense the dipping of her head in a bow of sorts but likely not. One thing her papa had taught her and Shukie drove home.. words are meaningless, it is actions that give the true answer.

          * Fianna would weigh her words well, fully focused now on the scene at hand, on her mother’s question. What was she but a wolfspirit? What was a home? “Yes mother, my Alphess. More than that, wolfspirits is a part of me, deeper than a home, it is more than comfort. A wolfspirit is who I will always be, and as such I will strive to be a strength, and not a weakness to those I call pack.” She would feel the words deeply, meaning each and not trying to be flowery or persuasive. She would have looked to Kwaani as well as her sister would speak.

          * Atraya waited with controlled breaths as she listened to her daughters words. There was a familiar pang of guilt, nae, sadness that their father wasn’t currently here for she knew this would no doubt be a monumental achievement for their young. How mature and grown they’ve become. Proof of their own stories forging anew. Pages added to their collection. The brief pause was short lived and she would continue albeit with a smile. “As a member of WolfSpirits you will continue to learn and grow from one another, but as well, your pack. You will learn where your place among family resides and to what roles you will fulfill in time. You will stride with true of heart. To keep your spirit strong and pure. To learn and grow from all of life’s experiences. To learn from those lessons well forged from times beyond your own. Do you promise to uphold the ways of your pack. The ways of WolfSpirits? To enforce the rules if must? To defend and to love your pack and family no matter what? To uphold the foundations that your father and I, and those who’ve come before you, have done?”

          * Kajika arrived, panting lightly panting but he arrived just in time to see the closing statements of Fianna and Kwa`ani as his tail immediately started to wag with his excitement that it became a nuisance for him when he tried to sit down amongst the others gathered. He knew that they were the offspring of the Alphas and that their membership wasn’t automatic, so seeing the two of them now becoming full members of the pack that they were born to.

          * Ayaka would be settled now beside Kova, key forgotten for the time being by her paws as she watched the two grown pups stand before their mother, their Alphess, to step into their own, to become full pack. Her chest swelled with pride for how far they’d come as she listened.

          * Kova her own excited tail wave was made as she would press her frame against Ayaka’s with anticipation. She turned seeing Kajika arrived and she dipped her head in his direction before her eyes once more transfixed on the proceedings.

          * Nightshade glanced at kajika and chuffed him a greet ” hello kaji,”

          * Darth would watch as the two faes would be going through almost the same thing he and Nightshade had done only a few hours earlier. What pride they must feel right now.

          * Fianna would stand tall, head up and wars forward as she looked up at her mother, memorizing each feature, even her now sight less eyes. Each piece of history was now hers to claim, hers to be truly a part of. She would take a deep breath exhaling and answering in equal measure to Atraya’s serious tones. “I promise to uphold these things. My pack will be put before even my own life.” There would be more weight, going forward, against each action and decision she would make, for now it would reflect on her pack, for she would be a part of a bigger whole.

          * Nightshade ” I hope we will achieve once what they now got ” she whispered at Darth ” looked with happiness at Fianna and Kwa`ani and would congratulate them when the alphess was done

          * Kwa`ani gave her sister a light shoulder nudge and a soft murr trying to contain her excitement. It would take a moment or two before she calmed enough to respond, “As much as I always have and always shall, Pack is family. It is not just blood that makes family but the bonds formed by all. In all ways I shall. the future of the pack shall be seen too, as much as wolfly possible.” her tones sharp and clear and filled with emotion.

          * Shukie whispered again to Atraya, “they are both standing tall and their expressions show their heart in their words, words of the soul” the whisper would go no further than Atraya’s ear and it would not be likely that others would discern the minute movements of her muzzle.

          * Atraya upon their shared agreement to the code of their pack she would smile. Shukie’s description helped her picture just that. Her paws would hold firm as was her decision to rise from her heart. She continued to look out and allow the words to sink and fall in tandem with her heart before she tipped her muzzle up to address the pack. “As all have lay witness to their vow to uphold the ways of WolfSpirits, the way of their spirit and of their heart, I would like to have the honor and privilege to name Fianna Mean Oíche and Kwa`ani Mean Oíche WolfSpirits members! You dance to the music you hear however measured or far a part and to that end, you dance with WolfSpirits. Welcome home my dears…” there would be but only a moment to pass for her words to sink in with the rest of the group before her heart, truly filled to the brim with joy, would over-spill into a long deep howl in congratulations to her two daughters advancement to pack. It had been a long time coming and now it was theirs. Her tone would last a little longer, perhaps in some measurement she was adding to another’s call who was missing. One who would not be there to witness but hopefully feel wherever the distance has taken him. Hopefully to hear their shared voices and song.

          * kamaitachi let her voice chime in at the members. So many advancements today it seemed.

          * Darth would join in the celebratory howl for the pair

          * Nightshade tunes in with everyone and howls deeply with full emotions for the pair who become members.

          * Shukie lifted her own head to the skies overhead lending her own vocals to that of her Alpha, proud of the two faes and how far they’d come from bumblign pups that triped over their own paws. “Forever more you shall be known as wolfspirits, daughters of Faolan and Atraya, granddaughters of Kovo and grandniece of Spirit.” Her voice rang again punctuating her words

          * Kova couldn’t contain it and would lift her muzzle sky high and let loose a howl in unison to her family and pack! She would welcome the two sisters into their fold with open hearts and open paws. She was so proud of the pair for all they’ve accomplished and yet to do so now as pack!

          * Kajika nosed Ayaka back and dipped his head in greeting to Nightshade as he greeted him before he would turn his head to follow the meeting as it continued. Once they were officially made members, he would raise his voice for the new members of their pack. His paw even stamped a few times on the ground in his excitement now. He would have to fight the urge to go up and greet them as it wasn’t the time for that yet and he wouldn’t be sure if he would be interrupting anything else. So, he just sat patiently and cast his voice to the winds.

          * Kwa`ani would blush at the praise if a wolf could blush. In a hushed tone from a bowed head she whispered to her sister, “We ARE WolfSpirits! Not just in blood” tho they had shed much blood for hte pack over their short lives thus far. When her mum and Shukie and the rest howled she too lifted her head, not for just herself and Fianna but for all WolfSpirits past, present and future.
          * Nightshade “congratulations Fianna and Kwa`ani ” and nuzzles them careful, she took a few steps backwards when she had done. “Hooraay for the 4 new goals ” she howled once more.

          * kamaitachi wouls end her howl and sit there curling her tail around her paws again

          * Ayaka would lift her muzzle, throwing her head back and her voice into the fray for she was proud dangit!! The two had grown and matured and she was more than happy to welcome each of them as pack!

          <Faolan> Oh, nah see? Dis was a fine story to catch the middle of. He had just come into range a listenin’ and listenin’ he did. There was much to it; nothin’ needin’ secrecy selon lui, but he did not intrude nor did he venture closer than a good stone’s throw away. Dese fine wolves had the gris-gris somethin’ fierce.

          * Fianna too would feel a blush beneath, and she would prance her paws some as the swell of voices welcomed her home, her mother’s voice louder and prouder than all the rest, and perhaps she could hear Faolan, papa, in those tones too. If Rook were here, would he be a wolfspirit now too? She ached for him her stone half even as she lifted her muzzle and howled for Kwa, for what it meant to be a wolfspirit. She brushed her shoulder along her sister’s frame. “Good job sis. You earned it. ” Then she would look at Atraya again. “Thank you mother. I will strive to act as befits one of the wolfspirits.” With that she would turn and take her place back beside the other’s.

          * Atraya swung her tail slowly behind her and when the calls would fall to the sky and beyond she dipped her head and smiled “Congratulations you two… well earned.” she allowed them the moment to venture back to their seats now as a WolfSpirit before she nosed Shukie allowing her to proceed with the next action.

          * Kova swung her tail behind her, howling and yipping in joy for the two before she would relax once more. Once she settled she would lean in and nose Kwa`ani and Fianna, welcoming them to the pack’s fold before reclining back and nosing Ayaka softly and listened intently to the next order of business. If Phoenix was near enough for a sniff, she might smell him out?

          * Shukie nodded to Atraya while responding quietly, the motion of her head likely sensed in her words, “aye, Alpha”. It would be then she straightened a bit taller this time gazing past the pups and new assessments seeking just one. In fact, she let her gaze drift over them a few times before settling upon Kajika, “Kajika, please come forward” A smile upon her muzzle

          * skydancer blinks sleepily as all the howling wakes her up and then jumps to her paws and rushes to join the pack, not that she has far to go

          * kamaitachi looked as kajika was called. She would have to speak to him as he seemed to be carrying foe the injured and she needed her ear to stop hurting

          * Kwa`ani drew in a slow breath letting it out even slower forgetting she’d already taken a long, indrawn breath. their path was now set upon them. She would follow her sister and sit beside her. “Congrats! sis!” she quietly whispered. She sat in quiet now watching as the meeting continued not expecting Shukie to be chimming in. That trew her off for a bit, quickly settling tho.

          * Darth would watch as Kajika was called up by the Beta.

          * Kajika blinked for a moment as he was called up but didn’t hesitate to move forward. He would gently nose Kwa or Fia on their way back if he could on their way back before pausing in front of Shukie, Atraya and the rest of the pack after a deep breath and a slight incline in his head before respectfully lowering it in front of the two of them.

          * Ayaka would nuzzle both Kwa`ani and Fianna as the two came to settle if they were close enough for her not to make a scene. After a moment she’d return her attention to the stone and Atraya upon it, and Kajika as the brute moved from beside her to walk forward. Curiosity grew within her, even though she had a guess as to the next proceedings. She would watch,wait, and listen

          * Fianna could still feel her nerves and adrenaline thrumming within her as she settled back upon on her haunches. Pride for making it this far sang through her as well, and she tilted her head up to look at the sky as it darkened for a moment, before drawing breath and attempting to focus on the next line of business.

          * Kova ear spun about as she looked to Shukie and now Kajika. Curious hues would be settled with a ‘light’ glance but now perked even more so as the male was called forward. Her entire body shuttered with excitement now calmed as she would focus on the proceedings.

          * Faolan sure would be close enough for a sniff on the wind. Ain’t nothin’ a wolf could do about that, cher. He was, afterall, gettin’ another part of the story for free.

          * Shukie waited for a bit giving the pack time to quiet and refocus. “Kajika, you have taken the initiative to try and aid the pack with their injuries and seeing to their well being. There is much you have to learn and much Atraya and I have to teach you among others. For this reason,” she paused to glance at Atraya before continuing. “Not everyone is suited to this calling, some not realizing it until far later in their training.” she was quiet and still for a moment then just continued, “Will you consider taking on the mantle of Caretaker in Training?” Her pause would allow Atraya opportunity to add more should she want too. The male’s position would be fully known by Atraya when he would speak.

          * Kova an ear turned towards the whisper of the mountain air and what she had to tell. Interesting. Her nose wiggled this way and that as she picked up Phoenix’s scent. He was close. If anything, ear shot away. She felt her body tense just a little as she turned to look in that direction. Could she see him? Or was it just a smell. There was a moment where she looked away but the proceedings had her look back again to Shukie and Kajika. His presence now in her mind and radar.

          * Atraya would give a simple nod to Shukie, indicating she would allow it to proceed and whatever words Shukie offered, would suit well.

          * skydancer listens quietly as she takes position in the back her preferred place though judging by kajikas promotion she might not be an option for much longer.. her nose twitches suddenly as the wind carries that cryptic wolfs scent across her nose.

          * Kajika would nod as Shukie listed some of his actions and his tail gave a slight wag that he just couldn’t hold back. He was still decently young, now just over 4 years old and that was still plenty of time to both learn as much as he could while also passing on what he knew to others. He glanced around at some of the wolves settled around that he had helped in healing and had even learned a thing or two and he could immediately identify a few that also took an interest in the role. He knew in particular that he had a few things to learn from not only the two of them but others as well. He turned his attention back to Shukie and Atraya before nodding his head in a more affirmative action and he replied in a confident voice. “I will gladly take on the role of being a Caretaker in Training.”

          <Faolan> As plain as day, he was just a sittin’ there. Ain’t nothin’ gained in bein’ a creep nah. He’d also be pretty visibly pickin’ out a right stubborn bramble and promptly ‘plantin’ it somewhere outside his fur. Keen ears were trained on the proceedins if nothin’ more than to catch a snippet or two.

          * Shukie nodded to Kajika at his words, “You are WolfSpirit, and now known to all as WolfSpirit, Caretaker in Training.” she would be a hard task master from this point on to ensure the brute would come to learn of all the duties required of this rank. “If you should find, at any time, you are not suited for this position or no longer able to carry it on, speak up rather than keep it to yourself.” With a pause she fixed her gaze upon the assembled wolves, “I present to you, Kajika, Careatker in Training of WolfSpirits.” Her gaze fell upon Kajika once again, “You may now introduce yourself as WolfSpirits Caretaker in training.” With ath she would do that tap tap dance beside Atraya, a low toned howl would form and issue to the heavens and beyond.

          * Atraya upon Kajika’s approval of the role he was to be given, she smiled and gave a nod. When Shukie made it so, her paw came up to gently stomp on the stone beneath her and she let off a few barking chuffs for Kajika. She was glad to see where he’s come from and where he will go. She felt there was no one better suited then Kajika.

          * kamaitachi would let out a chuff. Ignoring the pain. She was happy for kajika and she could soon talk to him after the meeting.

          * Ayaka too would find Phoenix’s scent hovering nearby, and when she glanced in the direction it seemed to waft from she’d perhaps glimpse his frame a’pickin at a burr of some sort? He was a unique one to say the least, and she’d keep an ear on him now, though he seemed well mannered as far as she could tell as yet. Turning her hues back to Kajika she would wag at his opportunity, for it was a good one for the pack as well. Caretakers seemed to be in constant demand within the wolfspirits pack. We’re they just gluttons for punishment? She would chuff and yip/howl for the brute as he was promoted!

          * Kova ‘s eyes would befall Shukie and Kajika and when it was announced he was to take up a role as a Caretaker in training she couldn’t be happier. She let loose a few barking howls in return for Kajika advancement! When celebrations would simmer down her hues fell to Phoenix who would be watching from a distance. Herm. She nosed Ayaka lightly as if to point in said direction – a sharp eye no doubt kept on him. He seemed harmless and in all honesty, enjoyed the stories shared. Little tid bits of information could be gathered from him. Even if in some small measurement.

          * Darth would join the course howl in congratulating Kajika on a further promotion, he had been helped by the brute before, and would be in need of his help still. And he would take care of the role with excellence.

          * skydancer lifts her muzzle in a congratulatory howl and only afterward does she turn her head, if only briefly to make sure of the wandering brutes location before shifting her attention back to the meeting.

          * Shukie would take a half step back even as she gazed out, a gentle shoulder nudge to Atraya

          * Atraya when all the calls of joy would recede to the skies once more she would dip her head upwards to address the pack. She would allow Kajika to take his place once more among the fold. There was no particular place she ‘looked’ but simply ahead. Ahead is where they where going. “Ayaka… please come forward.”

          * Kwa`ani lifted her muzzle in congrat’s to Kajika, her tail wagging gently as the meeting continued leaning against her sister slightly just glad Fianna was beside her.

          * Kajika couldn’t hold back a smile even as he dipped his head out of respect in receiving the title. He could hear the seriousness in her tones when she addressed his desire to stay in the position and he would heed it should he feel he was not fit for it. He wouldn’t forget to mention the training part when introducing himself moving forward, but maybe that might spark up some conversation between him and whoever he was treating that might also branch off to other subjects. He glanced around for a moment and would take his place back amongst the rest of the pack, his tail flopping against the ground every few moments as he saw Ayaka replace him in the middle of the group.

          * Ayaka *replace* might not be quite correct, for Ayaka knew she could not fill the caretaker roll that Kajika now strove to learn and perfect, but as she did move forward she would stand on all fours just below Atraya and lift her muzzle to glance respectfully at the lead fae. “Yes Alphess?” She spoke to a sure Atraya that she had come forward, curious as to the reason.

          <Faolan> It was just as he thought before. Bête comme tout…dey a crazy bunch. He could see it was a happy occasion, but his wasn’t the place to add a tone to the chorus. Nah, he’d just settle for something particularly peculiar he’d picked up along the way. He’d stamp his paw on the snow-melt laden ground beneath him a few times like someone not quite havin’ picked up on the custom. Two left paws if you will…

          * Kwa`ani nudged her sister, “remember when we didn’t know what an assessment was and such and all the names we had for them and what it really meant to be pack… we’ve come a long ways, sister mine.”

          * kamaitachi nosed kajika as he padded past “I need your help after” she whispered before looking back and looking to ayaka now

          * Kova when all the howls and yips came to an end she would once more become that stoaic fae, ever observant. She tilted her nose to the side some as if to take yet another draught of air but her attention now withdrew from Kajika to Ayaka. She blinked and now, turned a curious gaze to her.

          * Atraya waited for Shukie to indicate to her that she had in fact come forward before she proceeded with equally as light tones, yet, there was weight behind them. If only to really convey the emotion of it. “Ayaka you have been a member of WolfSpirits for many many years and throughout your time here you’ve shown nothing but heart, loyalty, true courage and the spirit of one who not only see’s the well being of the pack of the utmost importance, but the well being of ones self. You have offered courage when there was none. You have offered insight when others had faltered to see any. You have wisdom and shared experiences that afford to you a position within the pack that is, and should be recognized beyond a huntress. You have been an active voice and comfort to all here. Ayaka…. this pack needs additional leadership and you’ve shown yourself worthy of such a potential role. Shukie and I would like to have the honor of offering you the position of Delta. To nuture potential leadership. This position is one of high importance and duty. It is to foster the knowledge and ways of leadership. To guide and uphold the ways in more depth then any other. It is to be the right paw of the Beta and Alpha when needed. I ask you now, Ayaka, do you accept this position?” little did Ayaka know that throughout her time in WolfSpirits, even holding a rank or not, she had forged herself into a strong wolf. Her adventures and pack activities had led her to this moment. Her character continues to develop but she had seen within her a great potential. Much as she see’s in Shukie. She would also allow pause for Shukie to add anything she desired to as well.

          * Kova could feel the strumming of her heart like the beating of a drum. She was proud. Her chest swelled outwards as her tail could not contain it’s simple yet happy wave. Her eyes often darted to Phoenix and perhaps she caught sight of his ‘paw stamping’. Something familiar to her. Now she had to fight the urge to talk with him, as she retreated her gaze from the story telling male to her sister,  Ayaka. This truly was a monumental moment for the pack.

          * Shukie again moved beside, only slightly back as she watched Ayaka be called forward, her tail swaying gently, outwardly no more so than normal. When the fae stood before them she simply nodded her head, her expression giving away nothing. After Atraya spoke, she would add her own words, “You took over for me so long ago for what was expected to be only a few days. You saw to the pack, stepped up to lead them while there was no one to lead. The path you walked was such that we found out Alphess and rescued her, almost entirely without input from me in the doing so. I have every faith in you that should you accept this most serious of positions that you shall fill it well.” she paused just a bit, “Should you accept, I shall guide you as needed and expect you to continue to act in my place or Atraya’s should we both be gone to take care of the pack and all it’s needs. Think long and hard and as with Kajika, should you find it does not suit you, speak up for your thoughts on a particular wolf’s rank may not be what is desired by said wolf.” her tones were serious, gentle yet punctuated.

          * Ayaka would feel surprise nearly gobsmack her for she hadn’t expected the position of Delta to be offered. She would listen closely to both Atraya and Shukie’s words of offering, closely inspecting her ideals, strengths, and weaknesses as she thought about the path before her. Lifting her head to meet Shukie’s gaze for a moment, then scanning Atraya’s frame she would lower her head in humility and respect. “I am honored by the offer, for I feel I have done no more than I should have. I will gladly accept the role you offer, and I will continue to do as I have done, and as always look for ways to grow. Shukie and Atraya you have long been friends and mentors to me, as well as my leaders, and I look forward to growing and learning even as I step up. ” The words were not adequate, she thought, to put into reality how she felt, yet she was honored all the same.

          * Atraya her tail brushed the air slowly before stilling. Words from the heart. That was all she needed to hear. There would be a final firm nod of her head and she rose a paw up “Then, let it be known from this day forward that you may introduce yourself as Ayaka, WolfSpirits Delta! May your path be true, and your spirit truerer.” her paw came down to stomp and she offered forth the winds yet another howl.

          * kamaitachi would let out a howl. She hasn’t gotten to know ayaka that well but she was the right wolf for the position. She let out a howl her tail thumping on the ground. Only after a while did she stop and curl het tail again around her paws.

          * Kova couldn’t contain the excitement for her sister Ayaka and her advancement! Her tail quickly waved behind her and her front paws came up and down as she ‘danced’ with glee to her new role. She let loose a howl as well.

          * Kajika couldn’t agree more with Shukie’s words. He had seen firsthand how Ayaka stepped forward and led the rest of them on their way here. She had kept them together as best as she could but more importantly moving and now seeing her fulfilling the role of Delta was a fitting title for the fae and he let his howl show how much he wanted to see her succeed in her new role as much as he hoped he would.

          * Shukie nodded in Atraya’s direction know the fae wouldnot see it and to Ayaka. “You take over a position I once held. There will be much responsiblity placed upon your shoulders, responsibliity I have every faith you shall excell in. I am here to help and guide during this time of transition.” With that her own front paws trampled the stone’s surface and would howl in joyful recognition of all the fae had done for the pack and would, no doubt, continue to do.

          * Darth would yip and bark as Ayaka was announced to be a Delta, he had talked to the fae on a number of occasions and knew that her leader skills were very well versed, and that she was a great choice for the position.


          * Ayaka would not partake in the howls now sung for her but would nod and bow respectfully to those before her as she thought on the path now set before her. Finally she would turn and take her place back beside Kova, curling her tail near her paws, and glancing down at the key that was there still. She would wait to bring it up, until the time was right. For now.sbe would lean to Nose Kova, her excitement showing some finally as she wagged furiously for a moment.

          <Faolan> A quick paw stamp as a matter a courtesy was given to another round a happy and well said notions. He had met a few a these fae’s before and so was not receiving any priveleged information or a free story for his presence. It was nice and all, ain’t no denying that, but he was more accutely aware a the scents that passed his way. Bit a blood; dried…old. Most a scent a wolf, but there was a faint scent a skin like vestige of those doux parfum…sickly sweet but fleeting. It was gone as it was there… Curious, cher

          * skydancer ears perk up at that promotion and though surprised by it she can understand why it was offered to ayaka.the fea had proven herself more then once. lifting her head along with the others she let’s her voice ring against the mountain.

          * Shukie would call Ayaka back and to take her place to her side beside the stone for as Delta this was her new place in meetings and such, beside herself and the alpha(s). She would await Atraya to continue the meeting once Ayaka took her rightful and earned place as a leader of the pack.

          * Kova swung her tail ever so softly behind her and nosed Ayaka. Thoughts of her own role in the pack seemingly washing across her features in thought but would be gone when Ayaka joined her. It was there again…. a tickle. She wiggled her nose this way and that to the smell of a wolf. It was Phoneix but then, not? Another drifted across her senses but before she could even discern who it was …it was gone.

          * Atraya when the calls of joy would settle she would dip her head once more to Ayaka, allowing her to take a position closer to the Beta and Alpha. There was much need for them now more then ever and as active as the pack has been, it would be fruitful. She cleared her throat all the while pushing past the occasional throb to her face with all the talking. “I would like to assign the roles now for the plan we discussed earlier. Ayaka… you will choose two wolves to accompany you back to the old territory. I would like a full report of what you find. All the details you can offer. Kajika… I wish you to choose either one or two other’s to join you to head north east. Report back of any food sources you may find. Down to the smallest mole.”

          * Ayaka would have just sat down when she would be called back to sit in a new position, one that she took with the seriousness which it deserved, and she would settle there, with the key, to watch the rest of the proceedings. When Atraya assigned her roles, she would nod, then speak her acceptance. “Of course Alphess.” The journey would likely be a quicker one than had their initial journey, yet all the same it would be a fairly long undertaking. She would do it gladly, as well for the chance to.see their old homeland once more before bidding it farewell.for a time.

          * Kajika toned down the excitement and celebrations to listen to Atraya’s instructions for him and Ayaka. Since he would only be taking one, maybe two, he would give a slight nod to her indicating that she could pick first, and probably the more able-bodied wolves among them if she could. He wouldn’t be hunting since his instructions were only to report back anything that he found, so he could possibly pick even an injured wolf and travel at a slower pace if need be. Really quickly he did just glance around to see who all was there and who was around the area if not here at this very moment.

          * Atraya wouldn’t be blind to the smell and scents thereon the wind. Her nose tipped up and Phoenix’s scent would be among them. She gave but a ‘tip’ of her nose in his direction and if he happened to catch sight, he would know that she was aware of his presence. Who, however, did -that- scent belong? It came and went like a fleeting fish from a diving Osprey. She flicked an ear once before turning ‘ahead’. She awaited them to choose their party members. She needed to know who was going and who stayed.

          * skydancer ears perk up so fast at the mention of not one but two scouting trips that she almost sprains something. both sounding good for their own reason. the chance to go back to see the packlands again perhapseven talk to her old friend or a trip into the unknown also very compelling.

          * Shukie nodded at Atraya’s selection of Ayaka to return for the fae knew the way and would have the quickest time of it. “Aya, I recommend not marking the main territory but looking it over, and only leaving very strong markers and paw scratchings and the like to guiede any that might come after your visit, especially should it be Faolan or Rook that returns that they can inf fact find us all easily.” she was ever hopefull the the duo’s return yet hope was all she had for now.

          * Shukie would again step forward, “I have a few things to pass on.” She would wait til she had everyone’s attention which would also afford the two tasked with duties to ponder who to select. She looked to Atraya then back to the pack. “Our alpha is without sight, something we all must strive to help her ‘see’ by being very articulate in any and everything until she comes into her own. She is now and still remains our only Alpha. When approaching speak don’t just nod, make your presence known. We are All her eyes now. Soon her other senses will grow stronger in compensation and we must do all we can to aid her during this time.” her tones carried the seriousness of what she now required. “It will take everyone time to adjust. Strangers are not to be afforded the knowledge of her blindness for that would be a weakness others see to challenge.”

          * Atraya an ear turned to Shukie’s added statement. There would be no emotional expression from her for it was all felt within. Like the stoking of a red hot fire, constantly lapping at her inner self, she would keep it at bay. Like a skilled blacksmith never letting the embers spell. No…she couldn’t. There would be a given nod and a tail wave of appreciation for the shared sentiment. “Thank you all for being patient.”she added, allowing Kajika and Ayaka more time.

          * kamaitachi looked to shukie and nodded. She would help her alpha anytime she needed it.

          * Shukie saw kamaitachi’s nod, ” kamaitachi, Atraya cannot see your nod, only I can. Soon tho, she will likely see much no of us can, an added strength.” And would await the fae to respond appropriately, otherwise she remained beside Atraya, “Want I should take one or two that remain and see about prey that might be lingering nearby?” She too had caught scent of the stranger she had not met, seeking his frame in the distance doubting he was visible now, but who knows. To Atraya, “I have yet to meet this ‘story teller, what of him. I recognize his scent. from the other day.”

          * kamaitachi looked to shukie “oops sorry, alpha atraya I will be your eyes whenever you need them.” This would take a little to get used to but it was already setting in

          <Faolan> Nah, that scent wasn’t anything he brought or recognized save for the familiarity of it to his own story. There was somethin’a human make beyond the hewn stone n’ that was a story he was ripe to hear. Best keep it together, cher. They keep on lookin’ dis way like I a hungry guest at a small dinner.

          * Ayaka would have lingered in her choice only because it was a long journey, and she would not want to have it stall, and would avoid what problems she could by being wise, now. Finally though she would rise and nod to Shukie. ” Good idea, thank you.” She offered, then, she would scan those around her, and her gaze found Kova. The recent bear fight had taken alot out of her spirit sister, and though the fae had been her first thought, she would perhaps hope to let any muscles or other things that may have been injured, have a little more time heal. “Darth and Kwa`ani will be my choice for the journey back.” She would offer. Then look to Kajika, “unless you have reasons for needing one of them with you?”
          * Atraya shifted her paws beneath her quietly before nodding to Shukie “That will work just as fine.” should Kajika and Ayaka find more suitable pairs to go on said adventures and tasks. She did think on Kajika and his ‘herb’ collection. No doubt a good idea to restock with even as little as he could physically carry back with. She nudged Shukie lightly when she asked of the male. “He is a wanderer of sorts. He requires a story for a story. The ones he’s given have offered insight and information… I think he might have an idea of where either Rook or maybe Faolan reside. I’m not sure just yet…” her tones low and a whisper. When Ayaka offered up to those she’d take, she dipped her head. She would await Kajika’s response in kind.

          * Kwa`ani had not spent much time with anyone over the last long while aside from blabber mouth. The term was now an affectionate one of respect and admiration for all the teaching given to her. She lowered her head at mention of her mum’s loss of sight then again lifted it almost right away. As Ayaka selected her to return she would respond, “Yes, My Delta. I would be glad to accompany you and help guide any straglers back.” SHe really hoped Ayaka didn’t fall off any cliffs into wild rapids and lose her memory too. “Just don’t go near any cliff edges. Please.” her tones were in jest yet serious too. “When would you like to head out?”

          * Kajika kept one ear on the conversation, nodding thoughtfully at their words of caution for keeping their secret… well a secret for a long as they could. As Ayaka selected the two that she would be traveling with, he made his selection on the basis that he would only be scouting and coming back, a much shorter distance but also one that he was not familar with. “And I will be taking Skydancer and Nightshade with me,” he stated. He would make brief eye contact with Sky to let her know that she would be going to be expanding their knowledge on the territory around them as it was while Ayaka and her group returned to the Pack’s previous territory. Even if it was one unbeknownst to them, he felt assured that together, they would navigate their way around safely and possibly discover a few things aside from the fauna that lived here. At Kwa`ani’s question of when they would be heading back, he would listen up to hear the response since he knew that some would likely need to get some rest before then.

          * Ayaka would answer her question, after she listened to Kajika to select his own group, nodding to Kwa`ani as she did so. “I would like a day or two to consider the best path back, as well perhaps to find something to eat before we go, as we don’t know what we will find along the way. We will look to depart the day after tomorrow if all goes well, if not, the following day.”

          * Kova would swing her tail when Ayaka looked upon her and when her name wasn’t called forth she simply gave a nod of understanding. Despite the desire and need to fulfill a part in all of this, she would know her own place within the pack and offered herself as such. Whatever any of them needed she would do and be there for. Seeing as her name was not called she heard “buzz”, well, more like heard it in her head. The scent nagged her. Nagged her something fierce to the point she could no longer ignore it. All the same as she couldn’t ignore a fly buzzing right in her ear drum. She politely and quietly excused herself from the gathered and would retreat just behind the ruins. The voices of the others in the meeting still carried to her off the stone walls so she didn’t miss the meeting or it’s importance. Quick where her paws as she aimed to close the distance between herself and Phoenix. A chuff was made to announce herself. “A nice spot to view, is it not?”

          * Atraya gave a nod to the pair “Your party has been chosen. If you change your mind, please let either I or Shukie know before you head out.” she said in lightened tones before addressing the rest of the pack. “Is there anything else anyone desires to bring up at this meeting before it is called?”

          * skydancer sits quietly then makes a soft noose agreement to sukies words. ‘no need to brandy it about.” she says though how such a thing can be hidden for very long is a mystery to her but maybe the beta has some ideas. as ayaka makes her choice her attention she is careful to maintain a calm appearance simply shifting her attention to kajika as he speaks up then dips her muzzle in quiet acceptance.

          * kamaitachi froze a moment “alpha, I’m nervous to say this, but I was hoping I would rank up with my brother. Is there anything I need to work on to become an assessment?” She would lower her frame in respect though she could not see her do so

          <Faolan> Bonjour, cher he called to Kova when she was near enough to hear it and for it not to be so much of a distraction to the other chatter. It’s a spot as any else. I see n hear a story; get a promise a few others. The plans a who stays and who goes was no matter to him. The players changed, but the story wound on. That said, he was happy for a spot a company I take it you and yo’ kin are stayin’ a spell? Fine enough, but the winters up here are somethin’ brutal.

          * Atraya ‘s face turned in the direction of a voice and question. An ear flicked to the sound of kamaitachi. “To become an assessment requires the presence of a pledge. Perhaps by the call of next meeting, I will scent you more among the gathered so that assessment can be acheived.” her tail remained still. There wasn’t more she could say on it. Those to whom placed well tracks among the pack and home would find their paths continue upon that trail to the pack as home.

          * Ayaka would pause, awaiting kamaitachi’s question to be answered before speaking up as well. “Alphess, beta. I still have the unused key we found within the caverns, do you have any instruction regarding it? Any idea what we should do with it?”

          * Atraya shifted her head to ‘look’ where Ayaka was. She hummmed quietly before looking ahead of her again. “I ask that you leave it here with Shukie. We will take care of it while you are away and perhaps even still, find it’s use.”

          * kamaitachi looked to her “I understand. I thought I was well know for going on this journey. I will try to make my presence known more” though how much more she didn’t know

          * Kova would give a quiet nod of her head to his words “We are. For a spell..” she turned to look from the gathered to Phoenix for a moment. What scents did he harbor? If any she would try and pick up on them before returning her gaze back to the gathered just a stones throw away. “I wonder how many stories we’ll get from all that is shared tonight?”

          * Darth ‘s heart would sink as he heard his sister would not be promoted, he whined a bit in sadness; and would approach to nuzzle her if she were to return.

          * Shukie spoke, she fell quiet after indicating she had nothing to add for the time being. At her sisters departure she whispered to Atraya, “Kova seems to be off about something. Perhaps, Phoenix?” At kamaitachi’s request her fur bristled to hear one request rank. She said nothing as Atraya addressed the fae, she herself have few insights or sights of the fae. “When the Alpha’s or I feel one is ready to advance we will make it known. This is a time to prove yourself of true desire to become a WolfSpirit other than for your brother’s sake.” To Atraya, a gentle nudge of her shoulder, “Prepare for what is to come, take nothing for granted, even the smallest thing might be what makes the difference. Let us close the meeting.” Awaiting Atraya’s final closing call.

          * Ayaka would dip her head to the answer from Atraya and took that moment to deposit the key at Shukie’s paws before returning to her own place beside the stone. She would await what any other’s had to say, all the while taking note of Kova as she moved off. Had she offended her sister in not choosing her? She worried some at that and would seek to speak with her soon.

          * Fianna would have been listening attentively to all that had been said and discussed, to the alotted roles, and as her sister was chosen for the journey back, she would nose Kwa`ani, sorry that the fae would leave her again do soon, yet such parting seemed to be fated for the pair. Still, she would do her best for the pack.while she remained behind. “I will keep a close watch over mama. And take care to be here for her.” She assured the fae as the meeting concluded.

          * Darth would, at the end of the meeting approach towards the new Delta Ayaka and chuff to her as he approached.


          * Atraya would brush her nose along Shukie’s fur ever so gently as she responded in kind to kamaitachi. She seemed to give kamaitachi a gentle nod in return before she looked out towards Ayaka and then the rest. She would gently stomp her paw “This concludes tonights meeting. We will have another soon. Please be ready for I will be calling on those who are to stay behind for various tasks.” she took into account the absence of another to talk to said wolf and gave no mention nor nod of it just yet. She simply took the observation as it was given.

          September 14, 2023

          Pack Meeting – #217

          August 3, 2023 in Meeting, News, Pack Meeting

          Pack Meeting – #216

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          July 1, 2023 in News, Storyline, The Olc

          Story-line Conclusion – The Northern Cull

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          Pack Meeting and Pup Naming Ceremony #215

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          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 ( has joined #WolfSpirits
          * ChanServ sets mode: +h Noxion
          * 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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          The Pack Moves | Chapter 2

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          • 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.



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          • Date: March 14th, 2019
          • Shukie leads the pack meeting
          • Kwa`ani is promoted to Assessment
          • It’s announced that assessments will now receive the % symbol while in the channels
          • The pack discusses their temporary (or maybe final) move out of the territory to seek more fruitful hunting grounds as well as missing members

          Pack Meeting #191

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          • Date: February 1st, 2019
          • Atraya leads the meeting
          • Kwa`ani rejoins the pack as a pledge
          • Announcment made that the pack’s 18th anniversary and meeting will be held February 25th, 2019 – All Day!
          • Breeding season for the pack has begun
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