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Pack Meeting #214

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Meeting Notes

May 2nd, 2023

  • Kova offers a friendly reminder for those seeking to join to connect with their mentors
  • Kova discusses the plan to send a scout north before they exact rule over the northern wolves who attacked months ago
  • A new art page is underconstruction
  • Grimwolf pledges to WolfSpirits
Number Of Wolves Present


    +Fern +Ophaelos

    Leora Grimwolf Shukie Maikoh

    Pack Meeting Begins

    * Kova another swift but fond brush of her frame to Rook’s was given before she would press forward and to the Alpha’s stone. She’d observe as well all the wolves now present. A quiet, humble dip of her head was given as she would reach the base, and there rise up to it’s surface and stand at the edge.

    Once she was there, she’d lift her muzzle and howl for a gathering. The meeting to be harold and those present, to come forward.


    * Salem followed his usual route on his way back to the Clearing picking up that he wasn’t the only one to approach it from this direction. He was nearly there by the time he could pick up on the scents of other wolves that were still lingering. Present even. He would quicken his pace until he could make out the break in the trees where he slowed only to scan who all was there though his nose already gave it away and the job of his eyes were only to confirm it. His tail wagged to see them all though mixed in with the ones he knew, there were also a few he didn’t but the mix of them all wouldn’t be alarming. There were just some wolves he hadn’t met yet but that meant that he had those to meet, and out of one or two of them, he could recall seeing the wolves themselves at a closer distance, the distance he now sought to close with a chuff once he was close enough. It was just after the howl resounded and he noticed Kova on top of the Alpha Rock and diverted his path in that direction but wouldn’t be the first to arrive.

    * Sanek was at the Lake of Solace, drinking from a hole he had punctured through the ice. The cold water helped him feel more awake, as he had woken up not too long ago. Having quenched his thirst, he offered a gaze skyward, then turned and started making his way back to the Clearing. Kova’s howl echoed through the forest just as he did so. A meeting? Maybe this time he wouldn’t be late! He started sprinting through the woods, narrowly avoiding trees as he ran.

    * Ophaelos  .ೃ࿐ “No worries, I am just glad to see you both in good health,” Ophaelos simpers. At Fern’s response, he’d hum, his smile loosening perhaps with sympathy. “You will find comfort in the fact that Shakira said that a hunt will be soon, however, that was days ago, so I am unsure just how close the hunt may be,” he tells her. “If I knew you were going to be nosing around yesterday, I would have saved my energy and taken you on my hunt with me yesterday. I managed to hunt a pheasant, and before that, I was able to secure an otter too. The latter, however, was a lot more challenging,” he admits, a rare image of sheepishness present in his eyes if only for a split second. As Grimolf approaches, he would glance toward Fern momentarily to gauge her reaction, but would otherwise sit firmly beside her. Luckily, for her sake, it would seem that Ophaelos’ body was between her and the brute, so he’d hoped that would bring her some sort of comfort. Regardless, a welcoming simper would come across Ophaelos’ face, though his tone was solemn as usual. “Good evening, Grimolf. How have you been? Have you been eating well?” Ophaelos questions, his eyes briefly swaying across the brute’s chest to see if he had filled it out. Considering his lack of rank, he hadn’t been invited on any hunts with the pack but hoped he had been finding some sustenance in the meantime. As Kova calls for a meeting, his gaze would sway among the three wolves. As he gets to his paws, his eyes would land on Grimolf once more. “A meeting is afoot. You are welcomed to sit with us to attend, Grimolf,” he says, his tail swaying momentarily as he looks across the land to the stone. “Are you considering pledging tonight?” *ೃ༄

    * Leora her tail swung happily behind her as she would pace herself quickly to greet Lou with a fond nuzzle. “Hi, Lou!” she said before she made note of the others who started to appear, but then a howl drew her attention entirely. Kova was at the stone, and called a gathering. “Oh!” she’d scamper to nose Lou again before seating herself.

    *CwnAnnwn Silver male noted the small groups of wolves that gathered together near the alpha rock. As he neared the small groups, he noted the arrival of Kova and Rook and watched as the alpha fae climbed the alpha rock and issued her call for a gathering. With the call made, he would find a spot to settle upon his haunches close to the others, leaving space for his mate should she make a late appearance. He watched how the others reacted with on another as he awaited the meeting to begin.

    Maikoh —  He opened his eyes slowly, feeling the softness of the patch of grass beneath his shaggy body. He inhaled deeply and smelt the rich aroma of meat from the hare he killed the other day. He licked his chops and grinned, remembering how he chased and caught the prey with his sharp claws and teeth. He heard a loud howl from the direction of the clearing. He recognized it as Kova, calling for something. He wondered what was going on. Was there a new threat? A big hunt? A special celebration? He got up and shook off the snow and leaves from his pelt, then trotted towards the clearing with excitement. It would not be long before he entered the clearing and sat his haunches down just close enough to the stone to hear what the alphess was saying.

    * Rook 📖  would accompany Kova as far as the stone before he nosed at her and moved to take his place alongside CwnAnnwn. If one such side was obviously favored for the Lorekeeper of herbs, then he’d be keen to chose that which wasn’t. He’d note the others within the clearing and near the stone, Grim especially. A quiet and respectful dip of his nose would be given to Cwn before he too put his attention to the meeting.


    * Fern would look the pitch black brute up and down for a moment while Ophaelos spoke to him, but she did notice he seemed to be trying his hardest to seem friendly, so she would over a quick sway of her tail to that. Though, there was not too much time to chit-chat it seemed as the strong call of a meeting rang in her ears. Quickly picking herself up from her sat position, she would rub her golden frame against Ophaelos’s once more for comfort as she began making her way closer to the Alpha Stone’s foot which they were not quite at as of yet.

    * Saskia nodded in regards to Fern’s statement about Rook’s father. Her gaze turned towards the others entering the clearing and she would offer each one a smile. A deeper smile would be given to Loumacy, however. She turned back towards Ophaelos as he greeted Grimolf, and she was quite proud to watch him invite the scarred brute to their side’s during the gathering, which had just been called by Kova. Saskia would waste no time, and would stand to approach the stone in the center of the clearing. She’d seat herself slowly near it’s flare and glance to her left and right, her gaze settled on Cwn. She didn’t see Rune attached to his side, and would frown. Where was the caretaker? With that thought in mind, she looked around for the black brute she knew as her heart. He was also missing in attendance. She hadn’t seen him in some time and was beginning to worry about his well-being. Not being able to jump from one appearance of wolf to another, Saskia would hold a disciplined gaze upon Kova as she ascended the stone. She would be seated near Ophaelos and Fern, but also keep her ear swiveled for Lou should she decide to join them. The clearing was teeming with life and activity!

    *Kova As the other wolves began to gather after the call for the meeting to take place, she would have shifted her paws beneath her and seated upon the Alpha’s stone. Luckily the day was a little warmer, so was the stone beneath her pads – a quiet relief to her wandering paws as of late. She would offer a bow of her head and a swing of her tail as she began. “Thank you to all who have heeded the call for tonight’s meeting.” she took in the scents therein, and made note of who was present before she’d continue. “I would like to begin with a few points in which to discuss as a whole.” she turned to those present. “Each wolf’s journey to our land is as unique in their own path, as it is to the one joining our fold.” she’d cast her eyes upon each wolf present, but mostly the members. “Ensure that you connect with your mentoree’s, and to share in that journey as well wisdom. Should you need guidance know I am here as well to help offer a page or two.” she gave a smile. “Questions can be asked, always.” she’d add now gazing to any of the Assessments present before looking back to the gathered. Waiting should there be any questions or tones to be offered.

    <Sanek> sped into the Clearing and slowed only when he was halfway to the Alpha Rock so as to not distract those gathered in case the meeting had already started. He wagged his tail and sat a bit closer to the Rock than usual so that he could see what was happening better. He was panting hard from the quick run.

    *Leora she would go big eyed to at all the wolves coming in! So many, she thought just as Saskia had. She saw Sanek emerge into the clearing from the woods and her eyes would light a little brighter. Her tail waved swiftly behind her as she dared to leap in his direction but decorum. She would hear Kova begin to speak and now, she’d listen.

    * Loumacy settled near Saskia but not next to, rather her body gave space for Salem to join her if he so desired. Though she did dip her nose in greet at Ophaelos and Fern before turning her attention to Great Alpha Kova. Thunk thunk thunk went her tail against the earth. Not meaning to make noise, just happy go lucky as she listened to what had to be said. Granted she hadn’t seen her mentor in a while, not sense that incident with Calder, come to think of it where was the brute. Her amber hues began to scan the shadows, wearily. There was worry in her brow.

    * Grimolf’s expression harden at the sight of Ophaelos shielding Fern away from him, it deeply upset him that she’d held such a distrust for the brute despite his best efforts at trying to redeem himself. Lucky for him, Ophaelos replied with his own greeting and some questions ? ‘ Evening . ‘ The brute’s attention shifted onto him . ‘ Just enough to get myself here and there. ‘ That last question regarding food ; Grimolf  expected knowing that he had been living off the small game in the territory for some time now . Both of his ears perked up at Kova’s howl turning his head towards the Rock . ‘ Perhaps . . ‘ he muttered softly falling suit with the rest of the group, as they made their way over to the meeting, leaving the group to find his own spot at their arrival .

    * Calder nestled just within the northern tree line , very close to the ancient forest, the shadowy figure of Calder would be just there. He had heard the call, risen himself and moved as close as his nerves would allow. Perhaps one ear constantly turned to the forest, while another forward to hear the words of what unfolded with the meeting.

    *Cwn He perked as Rook moved to his right side and settled, he gave a respectful bow of his head to the Master of Lore before turning his attention the Kova as she spoke. He had noted that his mentoree was still missing and he found himself wondering if for the second time the wolf he was to mentor had a change of heart and found another path. He glanced to the others as Kova offered an opportunity for questions.

    * Salem looked up as Kova spoke and to the mentorees he could make a note that among them he could pick out his and gave a short nod if only to himself but could also be taken as a nod of acknowledgement to who it was. Seeing an almost row of wolves in front of the rock, Salem found a spot on the other side of Loumacy and gave her a silent nudge in greeting and a short nod to Coneward as well. His attention then would turn to Kova as she directed the rest of the meeting.

    * Loumacy’s gaze halted on the strange wolf that eyed Fern. Her ears perked forward back, laid down and stood up, and soon she followed suite decided to slip away from the stranger and seek comfort from others, but who and where? Just then Calder stepped out out of the forest and Loumacy gave forth a whine, but lucky Salem was there to nudge her in greet and soon she settled back down with her head between her paws looking up to the rock, trying to make herself small…or bush like. The later was more manageable.

    * Kova as all had fallen silent for a moment more, she’d continue. “Our next item to discuss is the north.” her hues momentarily broke to cast her gaze behind her, to the Rogha’s, before looking back to the gathered. Her body language and vocalization would indicate well her intent and fire. “I’ve begun to conjure a plan. We wait no longer for the shadows to collect, gather, and plot. We wait no more for them to harled whatever ill will they wish to seek out to it’s fullest. We wait no more… but we must be careful. Thoughtful.” she’d exude confidence and strength in hopes to lend it to those who where unsure. “Winters grip will soon be released and the rivers and creeks swollen. Without the snows in the valley below, it’ll be easier for us to traverse, but the snow will no doubt still be clinging to the Rogha’s and beyond. I will send out a wolf to scout ahead, beyond our usual territory, to report back on what they find.” she’d cast her eyes once more to the gathered before shifting her weight. If she saw Sanek among the crowd, she’d give him a knowing nod. She’d much to discuss but would have to wait until afterward. “Once we know their position, if it’s given, then we will move to follow. However… ” her tones drifted carefully. “Timing will need to be carefully constructed. Our Lead Guardian will be tending to her new family soon, and she will not be alone.”

    Ophaelos .ೃ࿐ “I shall hope you do,” Ophaelos tells him, his voice quieting slightly as the meeting begins to commence. He’d give him a final lasting look, solemn and perceptive, before he says, “You have grown resilient skin. I am eager to watch it soften the more you grow here, as many of us have.” An earnest dip of his head would be given to the brute before Ophaelos takes a seat at the rock, comfortable among his friends, the pack, and the strange faces that may gather, too. As he listens to Kova speak and offer her tongue, Ophaelos would think for a moment, quiet for the time being. He had some questions, but a glance toward Saskia would be thrown gently, if not unnoticeably, her way. All seemed silent for now as Ophaelos listened closely to Kova’s wisdom, and the plans to come. At the mention of a single wolf sent to scout, a pricking sensation on the back of his nape would ensue, in hopes things go smoothly for whoever is picked for such a task. A part of him was envious, however, that they’d be able to travel so far… returning, of course, but to travel… it was one of few things Ophaelos was ever happy and content doing. *ೃ༄

    * Maikoh: He felt a surge of adrenaline and curiosity as the alphess spoke, never hearing the word “Rogha’s”. He tilted his head slightly, but he kept quiet and remained as polite as he could. He would like to see the land and what would lie beyond it, as he loved adventures. But he wasnt sure, as he was just a Newcomer to the pack.

    * Leora she’d dance her gaze from a few wolves back to Kova, listening. When the next item was discussed she’d feel a hard pit in her stomach. Her paws would pull further into the snows as she wrapped her tail around her slowly. A low breath escaped her, not a whine, but a concerned vocalization. A fear… ? Then her mind fell to her sister and what was to come. Soon, maybe? She did look rather round but she knew nothing of such things, or the time of it all.

    * Sanek he offered a glance to Leora and dipped his head to her with a smile. His heart had stopped pounding as hard by now and he could fully focus on what Kova was saying. She gave him a nod and he ran back her last few sentences in his head, intrigued. He had thought much about the enemy yesterday and was glad that Kova was taking a more active approach in stopping them.

    * Fern’s eyes would stay on Kova when she started speaking but would flicker over to Loumacy when she might have a whine of anguish? But what was wrong she could not tell. Finally her golden eyes settled fully back on the Alpha upon the stone, especially when she began speaking about the dark wolves who came from the north… Her ears pinned, and unlike Leora, she let out a soft whine of her own to release the stress at the thought of the situation on their hands. She’s planning on sending a wolf to scout? How dangerous… None of it seemed like a good idea to Fern, but it truth, fighting back was the only way to win this battle, if only the golden fae understood that.
    * Saskia A knowing look found Ophaelos as Kova spoke of connections and teaching. She knew what she needed to do, and Ophaelos knew where their hearts were in doing so. There would come a time for them to conjoin paths in the near future. The next topic drew her gaze to narrow. She was glad Kova was addressing this issue, especially with her current rank. Before Kova’s gaze had wandered to Sanek, Saskia would draw hers there. He was the scout of the pack, and knew the lands to the north quite well. Returning her gaze to Kova, she’d give a hum of acknowledgement about Fianna’s current state. She hadn’t seen the fae in a couple of days and wondered if she was denning. A soft but resilient gaze found Kova as she spoke; Saskia would have to step up to the plate now with Fianna being out of commission. Not knowing where she was needed more – here with her spirit mother, or out protecting the entire pack. Her heart was torn. She lifted her crown and spoke, “And what is the plan after the area has been scouted?” She knew that if they were to venture North, they would be exposed to not having the home advantage. The Northern wolves would know the land better than them, or would they? A handful of the pack had been to the North last summer, and weren’t ignorant to the map. She didn’t say anything else and waited for Kova to speak her idea.
    * Rook would think upon his own mentee to whom he had given the task of telling a collection of tales he hoped would instill in her the necessary knowledge and investment to become a member of the pack. Although he knew such a task would take time, he had hoped to come across sign of her along his own paths. Time, as ever, would tell… When no question came to Kova’s first order of business, the heavier burden was spoken. Finally, retribution would be had and the way to the north…the way to Nenana would be open. He would feel a familiar rush from his head to his chest and then to his limbs which urged him to move against the will to stay still. Talk of his sister and of others expecting pups would tear at this urge to fight the wolves currently in the pass. He’d look between the lot presently before the stone and wonder just how prepared several of them were. Some he had hunted with, but none he had fought with.
    <Grimolf> nodded at Ophaelos words not needing to reply, but only listen to his words . The scarred brute found somewhere quiet in the gathering not far but not exactly close to anyone . When Kova’s loud voice announced their plans about the north for a split second ; Grimolf’s eyes widen . A involuntary response shook the brute’s frame making him stand out to anyone who happen to glance in his general direction.
    * Cwn He listened as Kova spoke of planning to deal with the wolves to the north. The timing did not work out well from his perspective, normally he would be keen to take on some role in the task ahead, maybe even help with the scouting. Kova’s last comment would provide his reason for not putting himself at the forefront of any scouting task, as much as it provided him incentive to ensure that the wolves were dealt with, it also made him leery to be far from his mate and future kin.
    * Salem nodded to Kova’s decision and her cautionary words to go with them. He glanced around at the wolves present and could see that their numbers too had swelled and he wasn’t sure how many the wolves in the North were up to, but hopefully that would be information that would be brought back. Until then it made sense to not leave themselves undefended at such a vulnerable time.
    * Loumacy lay there listening, picking up bits and pieces. She was unaware of the recent trouble that lurked in the North having spent her days since her return tending to the obstacle course. So quietly she listened and kept her eyes on the giant rock Kova stood upon. Her ears flicked this way and that. The femme put a paw on Salem’s comfort is what she sought. Wolfspirits was the only safe pack she knew.
    * Calder he would watch the wolves, and in particular Loumacy to whom he still owed a great deal to the fae, but his ears drew heavy and forward now to the news of the North. Who would be chosen to scout, he wondered. Cautious indeed and he to would begin to scheme his own thoughts, but much like Cwn, he to had reasons to be close.
    * Kova she’d allow the news of the north fall to those ears and be heard well. Thoughts, emotions and feelings all natural to harbor and share, and to that she’d allow that moment to linger a little more in silence. An ear turned to Saskia and to her question. A dip and firm nod of her head was given. “A fair and just question.” Though she glanced at Sanek, it wouldn’t be announced yet who the scout and chosen would be. “Once the wolf returns back of news, I plan to meet them in the lands beyond our own. Of snow and ice. Of cold, and of area familiar to some. There are several here who have come and gone that way. Some even naming new places out to the north.” she’d recall the trip with Panther, Sanek and Accelia. “I would also task the chosen scout to get the lay of the land and it’s conditions. Conditions we can use to our advantage. To that note, I will not be asking the entire pack to go. Are there any questions before I proceed?”
    * Maikoh: As he listened to the alphess, he had no questions, but a bit of concern. Although, he did not tell the alphess about it, as he wanted to keep it to himself. He understood the plan. He was ready to do anything for the pack, even if he was just a newcomer. He lowered his ears and wagged his tail slightly in agreement. After agreeing, he listened for the alpha’s next message.
    * Fern’s tail curled around her frame as she lowered herself down to a lying position, still clearly attentive to what Kova was saying, but trying to find comfort in herself. She’d give her sun-kissed fur a few grooms over as well, another calming mechanism while the thoughts of danger coming to the pack members that chose to go on the mission ran through her mind. Who would go and who would say..? How long will they be gone for once the scouting is finished? Questions, questions, questions, but they were ones for a later time as it was too early to know for sure. So she stayed silent, other than a few almost whispered whines here and there that were barely audible on purpose.
    * Salem saw the opportunity present itself for the time for questions, and he thought it best to make some of his thoughts known. “How many wolves are there in the North?” He tilted his head slightly and his ears folded back and then relaxed and he righted himself again. He wasn’t sure if there was such an answer yet, but he wouldn’t know unless he asked though the answer wouldn’t sway him more one way or the other it would seem.
    <Grimolf> A dark lingering expression replaced the initial shock staring up at Kova and Saskia . Every single instinct was screaming out to Grimolf to stand up and interfere with the meeting, but he couldn’t move let alone speak . He knew something and it wasn’t just the lands to the North . Both of his ears flattered, as he begrudgingly looked off to the side, refusing to make any decision.
    * Ophaelos .ೃ࿐ His ears would twitch momentarily at the mention of ice, snow, cold… and North. As far as Ophaelos knew, his homeland was but a wasteland, and far away from here, so he knew Kova wasn’t quoting it. However, with that being said, the mentions of such brought back a wash of memories over the brute. Once again, envy… and a reason to settle further into the pack as time ebbs and flows. His eyes briefly swayed among the gathered wolves, curious of who may be picked for such a task. However, he had a feeling the responsibility possibly lay with his mentor beside him. He knew she had visited this place before… if only Ophaelos was around to join them at that time. It sounded like an adventure indeed—one of which seemed challenged by the one that looms over the pack in the current conversation. *ೃ༄
    * Leora she would dart her gaze back from one wolf to another, before being transfixed on Kova’s words. Who…? Who would be chosen, she wondered. Another darting of her eyes to each wolf. She’d feel the density of this task, even before it began. Silent she remained. An ear perhaps turned to where Fern was and noted the distress in the fae. She’d offer her a comforting expression before looking back to Kova – she herself remaining still.
    * Rook Could he see the tepid response from those present or hear it in the silence? Perhaps it was misjudged trepidation. They had been bested by guile before. Who was to say they wouldn’t again? He would not spend more time than necessary on inferring the other’s will or taste to see to resolving the threat in the north. Rook did have questions, but they would wait to hear what the estimated count of their enemy was.
    * Loumacy kept quiet, letting others in the pack take a stand to ask their questions or speak up. She herself remained close to the ground, staring at the Alpha rock, ears swiveling every which way, sometimes towards an actual voice, sometimes towards who knew what.
    * Sanek he was running the plan through his head to get a better sense of how it might look. He had many feelings about it, excitement mixed with unease. It wasn’t clear yet who would be the scout that went to the North, but he had assumed it was himself because the Alphess had glanced at him. It would be strange going to those peaceful lands he had wandered through and had an overall pleasant time in, and instead be part of a difficult mission like this one. If it was someone else that was chosen, he would most definitely meet up with them to discuss how best they should go about it to stay safe.
    <Salem> took in what new information he could in addition to their possible number and would let the meeting continue with a polite nod.
    <Grimolf> The muscles in Grimolf’s face relaxed slightly upon hearing the names of wolves unfamiliar to him . The darkness in his demeanour remained thinking about what hid within the Northern regions and it was bigger than the current threat they faced . If they started scouting north what happens if they uncover it — or even worse attract them with their plot . When he was exiled there were no signs of them, but that was many moons ago . What was there to say that they didn’t move in upon hearing the fighting ? Shaking his head, he mentally told himself off, this was not the time for that . Grimolf must be overthinking and these events are not connected .
    * Saskia The plan thus far was sound and promising. Saskia looked to Salem as he asked their numbers, then back to Kova as she responded. One must never underestimate the power of evil based upon sheer numbers, but Saskia knew her family had a bond of steel which was something she presumed the wolves of North lacked. Her attention drew to Grimolf further away, and she would scrutinize his reaction, but quickly remembered his origin. She knew this was not a conversation he would take comfort in. She then looked to see the faces of the wolves near her. How would the assessments react to the plan? They were valuable in strength and perseverance, and her gaze would settle on her apprentice. She could see the wheels turning in his head by association, and would offer a nosing of reassurance and strength before turning back to Kova.
    <Sanek> he felt some relief at Kova’s estimate of the amount of wolves there were left. Enough to do damage, but not as many as he had imagined. However, they probably had some elaborate plans up their sleeves so it was important to act fast.
    * Rook took no comfort in the number offered and allowed a slow exhaled breath to be taken as if to expel an urge to speak. When he took a breath in, he found that urge unabated… “These wolves are Olc…be it 1 or be it 20, they cannot be allowed the time to devise new devilry with which to overcome the fragile adventure we hold in numbers.”
    * Kova she would give a sure nod to those present, and when Rook offered tone she would give a firm nod of her head. “Agreed” she said in equal measure.
    “So prepare yourselves for soon we head North, for whom I ask to scout will make haste.” she shifted her paws again.
    She would allow her words to be measured still and felt. Reeling on the who and when was still upon her mind but not yet decided.
    “I would like to now open the earth below the stone freely to any who wish to speak or ask questions.”
    *Calder he would listen intently to the others reactions both silent and spoken. Their reactions weren’t lost to him nor the questions. When Kova spoke of potential numbers, he’d incline his head in a nod to agreement. He couldn’t think Kaylus to have more than many more left at her side. Surely not. When Rook spoke and offered tone of Olc, he’d feel the familiar fire within begin to flicker.
    * Ophaelos .ೃ࿐ A moment of silence would pass as he digests the words exchanged throughout. At Kova’s beckon for questions, he’d find his voice, which was solemn but inquisitive. “I know little of the ‘Tellers pack that borders us, though I have come to understand we are peaceful neighbors. I have to ask; are we allies, or simply peaceful? Would it serve us well to make them privy to such dangers, in case Kaylus’ pack directs their attention to them? Does having them residing so close benefit us in any way when it comes to them, or are they not aware of Kaylus and her pack at all?” He’d ask, his questions more pointed than mysterious as they sometimes tended to be. *ೃ༄
    * Saskia Rook’s words would quickly find Saskia’s ears. She nodded firmly, with his words confirming her own thoughts – no underestimates. Ophaelos’s question would catch her attention and she would perk an ear or both. That was a great question, thought internally Saskia had her own formulated opinion on whether or not an alliance should be formed with the ‘tellers. Saskia knew little about them even if she’d met a couple of them. Privacy was important to her for her family, then again this was a life or death situation. Her gaze shifted towards Kova and might have even glanced towards Rook for obvious reasons.
    * Sanek Rook made a good point, that no matter the numbers, they should not allow any advantage or they could face the consequences of inaction. When Ophaelos spoke, he listened carefully to the questions he presented, because he didn’t know the answers to some of them himself. He hadn’t yet formally met with the wolf but planned on doing it soon.
    * CwnAnnwn He listened to the conversation silently, his thoughts having settled on how to ensure the safety of his mate and future offspring. He knew he would need to find balance between ensuring their safety and ensuring that his decisions did not cause the injury or loss of any other member should he find himself absent from a fight he would be better suited for.
    * Kova she would turn her ears towards Ophaelos as he would offer questions and point. Her gaze had momentarily drawn to her court, but then back to Ophaelos. “Peaceful and respectful of each others boundaries, this is true.” she’d begin before she would allow another moment to pass before responding to the later questions. “One of their own, their scout, came and aided us during the first attack.” recalling now who had remained in the north when Leora was taken. Summit had not lingered long and often secluded so it was understandable if his presence was missed entirely. “They know a good deal from what we shared when the scout was here. However, I would not wish to involve them further than already having had a paw in already. I would offer warning for them, should we fail, but I would not invite them to a quarry that is not theirs to deal with. I wish no trouble for them, so I will invite none to their door, but I will offer them insight and from there, allow them whatever choice they wish.”
    * Rook A measure of peace followed after the seeming acceptance to his warning, but then came a question he had half expected not to come. Rook was curious as to the nature of the questions as he was to the perception given to the pack to the east. He had his own secrets to keep, but he asked his questions regardless…”What would be the difference in your mind between the two terms? Friendly…allies…they likely do not plot our demise but enjoy the temporary buffer we provide. I will tell you what you likely do not know…their new alpha is a firm believer of reciprocal exchange. I have reason to believe they know of the danger and have already prepared…Their scout was the one to save my sister and will have already delivered news. Kova speaks wisdom…unless you have something to offer, do not invite them into your affairs.” Perhaps a tinge of protectiveness came through in his voice? The Tellers were his kin after all.
    * Leora she would look between her brother then Ophaelos. Interesting questions indeed. She hadn’t seen the tellers pack in full, only Summit so far, the name she was to call for aid. She kept quiet beside Lou, as her mind would reel with all the ‘what ifs’.
    * Ophaelos .ೃ࿐ “I see, that is much I figured,” he replied, humming. At Rook’s words, his ear would turn in his direction. “From where I used to hail, peaceful and allies had very large differences. I simply wished to know that, if things went severely awry, that they would either keep their noses clean or help us. I do not wish to invite others to our own war, like anyone else here, but considering their closeness in our border, it is a concern I had nonetheless—for our safety, and theirs. That is all,” he replies calmly. His mind would wander momentarily, however, as he thinks more about Kova’s words. A scout had visited? How much had Ophaelos missed while under that strange powders’ spell? As soon as the thought crossed his mind, he would speak again. “Forgive me, I have one last question for you, Alphess. Did we ever figure out what that orange substance was that made us lose consciousness?” *ೃ༄
    * Sanek what little he knew of the relations between this pack and the Tellers, both what Rook and Kova said sounded sensible. He had never actually met with anyone from the pack as far as he remembered and was curious as to what the wolves there were like, especially the scout. When Ophaelos spoke of some orange powder he tilted his head, confusion evident on his features.
    * Loumacy perhaps it was wondered why the odd femme stared so intently at the rock, but such an answer would have to wait til another time as soon her eyelids drew shut, her form grew heavy and like the bush her coat represented she soon slept soundly among pack and friends. For whatever reason the stress of the topic at had did not suite her well, but then again who knew what happened to her while she had been away from pack lands.
    * Kova she would usher a flick of her tail tip in thought before giving a nod of her head to his offered words and question. She would dip her nose lightly before responding in kind.”Not yet. But I have saved some for our Lead Caretaker and when she has had the moment to properly look at it, then we should have an answer.” she shifted her hues towards Cwn a moment, then back towards Ophaelos with light but curious eyes.
    * Saskia Both Kova and Rook’s answer did not come as a surprise to Saskia, though there was a moment where her ears swiveled towards Rook’s protective tone. She knew they were his kin, but the question was well-given and quite frankly, needed. Saskia had been here long enough to see the group settle in the East, and had even accompanied Kova to and fro to speak with the alpha of the pack. The two families were already intertwined, and Saskia would even go as far to say that they were graciously gifted their land by Kova. The debt had been repaid, though. This mystery scout had aided the pack in retrieving Leora and that was more than enough to suit in Saskia’s eyes.
    Nonetheless, as stated, Saskia valued the privacy of the pack and would rather not have another debt to repay should they invite the ‘tellers into battle. Everyone was as it should be – for now. Saskia quietly listened and formed her own opinions just as the others.
    * Salem listened as he found new bits of information to gnaw on mentally later. An orange substance with adverse side effects? He took note of that and would avoid anything that looked out of the ordinary. Just to be on the safe side. It made sense that another pack should be aware of the threat nearby but that they might not offer their own neck if not the same done for them.
    * Fern finally picked up her head from grooming to gaze up to the Alpha Stone, up to Kova. She would address in a clear manner but weary tones if no one else had anything to say for now. “Did you come to a conclusion on why… Why they attempted to take Leora..? And only her?” She spoke with cautious and quiet tones, knowing the sensitive subject she was stepping through. “It just doesn’t make sense…” She added in a hush voice, but seemingly only for herself this time. Softened golden eyes would wander to the fae herself, just to gauge Leora’s reaction and see if she was okay first. “You said these wolves you have encountered once before, yes? Do you know what their goal was the first time? Was it clear?”
    *Rook would dip his nose in acknowledgment to Ophaelos’ answer and offer lightly *”Then I’d wager that where you’re from the word “peaceful” does not mean as it does elsewhere, unless I am mistaken and it is laced with deceit. I will assure you as much as I know and tell you a truth for free: They likely do not seek our end. I do not think it would benefit them more than having us here.”* Rook wasn’t a mind reader and so could not respond to inner monologues beyond recalling his private conversations with Phoenix concerning the unclaimed lands to the east. When Fern asked a pertinent question, he would look to Kova. Would she say what they spoke of? Would she speak of their assertions?
    * Kova she drew her ear towards the tones of Fern and then to her question. All fair questions thus far, so she’d give a simple but light nod. “I do not know their entire scheme. I can only guess from past actions of and from similar wolves.” she would give a swift glance towards Leora as well before turning to Fern. She’d allow this moment of lore to be shared with the gathered now for she knew not all had known or had pieces that where shared among many others, but not all at once. She’d offer in more carefully placed words, if only to ensure she’d make connections where she felt the strongest to be. “Should you remember and recall the story of Olc in our Lore Masters stories as he mentioned earlier then you might have the foundation of thought I’ve arrived to. I believe they are after a particular goal and need a certain wolf for it. That goal is to see any light be ended, but the why has yet to be revealed… truly.” She herself only had her own speculations. Thoughts. Reasons. But she had no proof of any of what Kaylus truly wanted. Only words from her and key quotes. Only what she could piece together from past conversations is what she had to go from.
    * Leora she could feel as though all eyes where upon her. She felt her frame slowly slink back and while they continued to speak, further she started to inch herself towards the forest. She’d dart there if she didn’t feel it entirely rude to do so. Decorum. Decorum. Her light hues fell between each wolf swiftly, carefully, and with a gaze that conveyed guilt. To her, all this seemed as though it was her fault and blame. Though she’d been told it not to be, she couldn’t help but feel that way. Any who looked her way, might notice her eyes darting around and scooting backwards inch by inch.
    * Fern couldn’t help but release a pained expression when she noticed Leora sink back in her frame. How sorry she felt for asking the question that had been swirling in her mind now. She didn’t mean to bring all the attention onto the poor fae at all! But it had already been done, and her sorrowful hues stuck to her face as she looked back to Kova, giving her a soft nod before pulling back her own frame from the spotlight.
    <Sanek> he looked to Leora and noticed she seemed frightened? Nervous? He couldn’t tell. His eyes were filled with concern for what she might be feeling. In his eyes, Leora was still a pup. All this talk about the wolves that wished to cause her harm.. it must be tough to know she was being targeted like this. He didn’t know what the fae was actually thinking, and the guilt she was feeling.
    * Saskia Agreement was to be had with Rook’s truth. She didn’t think the eastern wolves would benefit from their defeat if it was to be had. The question was; would they be inconvenienced enough to aide WolfSpirits in their burden should it come to it? This was important, and it was something that could set an aura between the two packs for many moons to come. It was a question that lingered in the air. What would WolfSpirits do if the ‘tellers were in this current state? Would we side them? Could we expect them to side us if we wouldn’t in turn? Simply speculations and what ifs. If they were anything like the stone brute, Saskia had no doubt that if it came to it, they would not shy away from the sword. Fern’s question caused an immediate look to Leora. She didn’t think this was a conversation for the ears of the victim, though wouldn’t object since Kova seemed open to the discussion. She would take in what information could be given and nod. Perhaps, this ire ran deeper in blood than Saskia know. Saskia knew of the Olc and the seed and the song. She turned to Rook once more. Had he come to a decision on whether or not he’d be venturing east? She remembered overhearing him and Fianna discussing these things on the descent down from the laboratory.
    * Grimolf was awfully quiet . He was watching and listening intently to everything that was being discussed, it hit far too closely to home . The scarred brute would keep his opinions or facts to himself scared that even shedding light on it would bring out the other half of him . No more fighting, no more killing, he was staying far away from this situation as possible . He wouldn’t and couldn’t go down that path again . Golden orbs darted back and forth between the pack members hearing each of them speak . Hopefully such talks of fighting would eventually pass .
    * Ophaelos .ೃ࿐ A quiet look would be changed to Rook, one of agreeance to leave it off there. Indeed, Ophaelos’ definition of peaceful was perhaps not the same as others. The language barrier that he struggled with every now and again had imposed itself in situations like these all too often. The idea of peace was not enacting war or baring fangs at one another, but simply co-existing, unless something imposed itself to no longer maintain that energy. A simple rule of keeping to yourselves and the properties you own, and never crossing that line. Allies, on the other hand… were family, willing to die for your kin, and putting theirs on the line for it. The question of whether or not the ‘Tellers would aid if the regrettable happens, and if they themselves would be okay, was something Ophaelos had to confirm. Satisfied with his answers on the matter, however, he was content staying quiet for now and listening to Fern’s question, and Kova’s answers for it, too. A sympathetic glance thrown toward Leora wouldn’t be missed by Ophaelos, either. *ೃ༄
    * Kova she would give a dip of her head to Fern and would welcome any and all questions. She’d wish the fae not to feel sadden but she’d pick up the fae’s gentle heart and the intentions she brought. She gave Fern a knowing but kind look before peering to Leora. She’d note the fae’s demeanor before she offered to her a light expression as well.
    “In time, we will know. So for now, we will plan, scout ahead, and gather what we can and I will rally those who will join us northward to see it’s end. I hope in a weeks time. Sound questions, thank you.” her paw gently stomped the stone before she would shift her weight. If only to allow any lingering questions to be asked.
    “Before I conclude tonight’s meeting, I would ask are there any who wish to approach the stone to speak?”
    *Salem listened to Fern’s question but his gaze didn’t follow everyone else’s until he saw what they were looking at. Though he couldn’t feel the emotions of what the young fae felt, his heart did skip a beat when he heard that she had been taken. It didn’t paint a full picture yet for him, but he would aid in what ways he knew he could in the Pack’s safety. But since he had nothing to add, he let his silence answer and free the floor for anyone else.
    * Grimolf —  ‘ I would . ‘ Grimolf’s voice spoke up from the remaining crowd standing up to face the Alpha Rock . Everything was counting on this moment all his sacrifices and time spent here in the Wolf’s Spirit had led him to this very moment . He took a deep breath and started his slow descent up the stone climbing upwards the Alphaess and the others that sat atop it . ‘ I, Grimolf, pledge myself to you and your pack, if you’d have me . ‘ The scarred brute’s tail would tuck between his legs before he lowered his frame into a small bow .
    * Kova her hues fell to the tones of another, and Grimwolf would appear from among the gathered group. She would draw her ears forward and watch him approach the Alpha’s stone. Should he make an attempt to actually walk up it, to get closer to her, then her reaction would simply to be to turn and meet him and give a low breath and would step a few paces forward if only to usher him off the stone. The stone would be for the Alpha’s and Beta’s, something he most likely knew not of, a lesson for later but her cutting him off would prevent him from going much further. When he would offer his pledge, she’d watch him with careful but understanding hues. He’d already had a long journey, and his heart willed to keep going with their path. “As a Pledge of WolfSpirits, Grimwolf, you will know the ways of our creed, rules and you will become close and grow alongside those who you wish to call family and pack. Your journey has already been as it has. Pledgeship is for you to know truly in your heart you wish to call us home..” she’d not rehash what had come to pass already, but there was a heart willing to have a place to belong and she’d not deny that for now. “As you have pledged yourself before the pack now, then, I would have the privilege’s to name you Pledge of WolfSpirits, Grimwolf.” her paw rose and she’d stomp the stone.
    *Rook  would turn his attention to Grim’s chosen moment to begin his journey toward membership. It was a beginning, yes…a beginning but he could not truthfully say he was not happy to see it finally happening. What had occurred before this was of the lad’s own doing and could only be classified as atonement. Finally, with something to celebrate, Rook would stamp his paw in response to Grim’s pledgeship.
    * Leora she would look towards the others and when Grimwolf approached the stone to now pledge himself to the pack, she would settle herself just a little bit behind from where she originally sat. When Grimwolf was named pledge, she would give a soft stomp of her paw for him. Her eyes light and welcoming to him. All should feel such when they pledged
    <Sanek> Grimolf was another wolf he had yet to formally meet. He wondered what the pack’s reaction would be to his pledgeship since he had heard mainly about unpleasant encounters. Perhaps he had learned since then? Or maybe what he had heard was untrue, or exaggerated. It seemed his desire to join the pack was true, though, so he offered a howl for journeys yet to come.
    * Saskia would give a another nod towards Kova’s conclusion, and would quietly glance around to see if there were any other questions. Would anyone approach the stone for an important speech? After a moment, she’d return her gaze to her paws. When Grimolf chose to come forward, Saskia would be surprised. A wolf of recluse was Grimolf, but she was glad to see him taking strides to be included. Saskia knew of his journey to the East and of the North, mostly the latter. She’d heard of the talking owl and some of hardships therein. She knew little of his past, but much of his temperament… this said, she would never not be happy with the start of a chosen path. No tones would come from her heart, but a light stamp of her paw and a satisfied hum would resonate in her throat. “I knew you could do it..” A simple, subtle whisper came from her maw, unintentionally. She had faith in his heart. Saskia would quietly wait for the rest of Kova’s conclusion. Salem —  perked his ears when a dark furred wolf stepped forward and he only knew of his scent from proximity but could now link the two together when greeting this wolf and while he would have to wait for his own meeting with this wolf, he stomped his paw sending it past the layer of snow to the Earth just waiting to bloom underneath.
    * Rikiwulf  The little wolf had been resting within the clearing not having paid much mind until the moment she had opened her little eyes.  She would lift her gaze, looking around the clearing to see a rather large gathering of wolves before her. She was confused though wondered if another pack meeting had been afoot.  She wondered this as she stood up, quietly trotting over as to not disturb the proceedings before taking a seat wherever possible.
    * Ophaelos .ೃ࿐ It would seem his question would go answered tonight, as Ophaelos watches Grimolf pledge himself to the pack and Kova’s acceptance of the matter. It was only some months ago that Ophaelos remembered Kova chasing him off of one of these meetings for his disrespectful temperament. He knew the brute had a long way to go if he were to mellow out enough to progress further into the pack, but this milestone alone was a very large achievement. Ophaelos saw this clearly. In celebration, Ophaelos would stamp his paw for the new member. The pack seemingly grows ever more… *ೃ༄
    * Fern would look up once again with a thoughtful but a bit confused expression when Grimolf asked to pledge. Was it a step in the right direction? She didn’t exactly know.. at least he shall be held to higher standards now with the new rank, but no one’s exactly going to make him be less grumpy but himself, that’s just something he’ll have to learn along the way. When it was set in stone with Kova’s words Fern offer a ferm stamp of her paw as well for the new Pledge. Was it a bit of a reluctant one…? Maybe…

    * Grimolf stood in front of the Alpha’s stone, he spoke firm pledging his true allegiance to the Wolf Spirit’s pack remaining bowed in front of the stone, it was a crude display from where she stood, but still warranted respect for the Alphaess . Grimolf felt his gaze soften hearing her words and the way of the creed . He dared not speak until she finished speaking . ‘ You honour me . ‘ For the first time in a long time, Grimolf’s voice sounded — sincere ? It had finally paid off even with the heart-ships. Although, he couldn’t hear Saskia form where he stood Grimolf noticed that same expression from the last meeting, she was definitely proud of him . The newly pledged Grimolf would step away from the stone returning into the crowd of wolves .

    * Kova she would give a knowing and welcoming nod to Grimwolf as he would be welcomed into the fold as a pledge. Though his path was rough, he found within himself forgiveness and a new path to tred. Her paws would press into the stone and there she’d rise to all fours before she would dip her head to each wolf present.
    “That will conclude tonight’s meeting. I thank each of you for joining, for your questions, and for your coming strength. I shall call upon another meeting, to set forward north, and until then rest and let us hunt together and provide for one another.”
    She lifted her paw up and stomped the stone. She’d allow another moment more upon it’s surface before she turned and began to descend it and leap off just to the side.


    Coyotes Chased from Clearing

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    In recent days, two coyotes have been observed scavenging in Clearing. The first was successfully driven out by Atraya and Kova. The second coyote, which appeared a few days later, was chased out by Panther, Sanek, and Sirris.

    Did a surplus of carcasses attract the nuisance scavengers? Clear the cache to be sure and keep an eye out!

    Role Play Session – June 10th, 2020

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    RP Notes

    June 10th, 2020

    Discussion on how to free the northern pass of a pesky cougar who’s lay claim to the valley. Calder has returned to offer help. No sign of the Alpha’s or Ayaka yet, but the pack devises a plan on how to deal with the problem at hand.

    Number Of Wolves Present


      @Atraya @Ayaka @Fianna @Kova @Kwa`ani @Shakira @Shukie @Skydancer
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      Fenrir Raven Kamai Archibald Calder CwnAnnwn Ryker

      Pack Meeting Begins

      Shukie nodded to Kamai, “thank you, Kamai.” She’d noticed the interaction with skydancer and Calder. She’d hoped to put all at ease before such could occur. She was glad to see Calder shrug off the aggression. She watched as the others began to gather around, waiting. Perhaps she should have let Calder know he was welcome to partake of the impromptu meeting. In part she waited for Kova
      * Shukie to come stand beside her as the Delta should do. “g’eve sis” giving her a brief nuzzle. “Kamai has placed a few rabbits over near the tree at it’s roots.” pausing briefly, “There is to be no annimosity or aggression towards Calder. I have given him permission to come and go as he pleases and is welcome here. In fact, he’s off to help keep an eye out for the cougar.” a long pause
      * Shukie would ensure before she continued. “We go to seek our alphas and missing packmates. The last known path was this way, which the cougar blocks.” She looked now to Kova, “what news do you have from your investigations?” starting with her DeltaIT.
      * skydancer watches the interaction between the two sisters then frowns at shukies announcement though she knows better than to question. evenso she won’t trust the brute so easily and she once again glances behind her trying futily to spot the black form against a dark backdrop at night. twitching her nose alertly and not just for untrustworthy brutes either she then turns her attention back forward. just in time to returns kovas gree

      * Fianna would be sitting attentively, perking when Kova began speaking of their latest findings. She was reminded at last of her worry for Atraya. Could her mother see at all? Was she even alive? She would be vulnerable against the cougar should she try and return from that direction. She held her tongue for the time being, but how could they help Atraya if they had no idea where she was? She’d glance around at the
      * Fianna cluster of females gathered, and settle against Kwa`ani some as she listened.
      <Kova> »»»( cut sky: returns kovas gree- )«««
      * skydancer greeting with a dip of her own muzzle.(end)
      * Kwa`ani nodded tho those arriving and to Kamai for the hunting done. She waited for Shukie to continue and give instructions on what their next plan of attack will be. she whispered to Fianna, “ya got me good sister! I’ll be ready the next time.” her fur still damp and muddied from being trompled by Shukie. The mud blended in with her fur.
      * Shakira found a spot near the edge of the group as a short meeting seemed to be taking place, remaining standing as she figured this would be a brief strategy planning and they would be off to chase the cougar out of their lands. She gave a quick nod or a nuzzle in greeting to any nearby, taking in the scents of the various pack members as well as the she-wolf she had just recently met, though a new scent came to her as
      * Shakira well. Another intake of breath had her ruff standing on end, not a new scent; the scent of the male her and Skydancer had tracked a few months back, the one who had caused so much trouble for the pack. But with his scent lingering around, no more than minutes old, why was no one concerned about him being here? She thought this quietly to herself while scanning the area for any male wolves she didn’t find familiar, her ears tuned in to the words of the Beta.
      * Shukie looked out to the others. “Does anyone know of another way to ascend adn avoid the cougar?” she looked around knowing many have wandered and investigated the territory over the years. “Calder indicated he knew not of another way to ascend on the path we’ve chosen. It might not even be the right direction.” she paused to give others time to comment glancing to the fae sisters.
      * Shukie “I’m going to be blunt and i’m sure all have had similar thoughts. Our alphess is long missing and with her being blind she may have been killed, died in a fall or other hazard. We’ve no way of knowing. I have every faith in her abilities but realism must be taken into account as well.” her head drooped a bit as she spoke the last.
      * Kova shook her muzzle slowly “THe only other way would take at least a near full day. Maybe half a morning? The great crossing to the far west of here, and go all the way around? but we’d have to go through the entire mountain’s pass / region.” she thought aloud. “The northern pass has always been the easiest way in and out.” she would nod slowly to Shukie’s words, the worry for their »»
      <Kova> »» alphas evident, as well as Ayaka’s wellbeing. Where was she? What kept her so long.
      * Kamai couldn’t think of another way through at the moment. she flattened her ears as she heard of atraya missing. she hoped all would be well. as kova told of another way she would look to shukie. yes it would be a backtrack and take more time but it wa s safer the na puma for sure
      * Fianna felt herself shaking her head to deny Shukie’s blunt words, the initial question fading in the background of the horrid cloud that threatened to decend where she to acknowledg that her mother truly might never return. She forced her shaking head to still and though her muscles grew rigid she kept her eyes on Shukie. The beta was doing everything in her power to find Atraya, she knew. “Can we scale the rock at
      * Fianna all? Or is it too sheer? I’d be willing to traverse some dangerous ground to find mother.” She spoke up.”I’m willing to give a cougar the boot too.” She knew it might sound desperate but she couldn’t yet find it in her to give up. “If we must go around, then let’s do so, but..” She looked to Kwa`ani with wide eyes, then back at Shukie. “Lead the pack to stay here if you must, if that’s the most logical decision,
      * Fianna but.. I can’t just leave her…” Her voice sounded a bit tortured and she hated to allow her weakness to show.
      * Kova would no doubt feel the emotions from both Fianna and Kwa`ani about their mother. She had hoped for the best for the fae, and that, whatever kept her for so long would do so for good reason. Ayaka to. She had to hold out hope for her sister. She missed her dearly and like the two daughters, she also was worried. For their sakes, she kept as strong as she could. Hope was a powerful thing. »»
      <Kova> »» “I’m also in line with booting the cat out as well, if only to free our northern pass. Otherwise I say we send the swiftest wolves, two no more, to go around.”
      * Kwa`ani gave a shake of her head to Shukie’s question, her head dropping low at the words spoken aloud that she’d tried her darndness to not even think. The beta was right to put things in perspective and what the possibilities were of finding her, let alone finding her alive. She stiffened noticibly. `was that why Shukie did all the promotions she had?` With a violent shake of her head,
      * Kwa`ani “She is »»
      <Kwa`ani> »» alive! We WILL find her!” there was not even a smidgeon of doubt in her vocals, her eyes going wide daring anyone to contradict her. “I will do what ever it takes.” As each spoke her head rose again, proud and daring.
      * Shukie pondered the Delta’s suggestions. “A good idea Kova. Yet we are too few to take on the cougar and it would set us up for failure at best.” She glanced over her shoulder, “There is the pathway wherein we battled the bear. The earthshake dislodged some of the rocks and we could ascend there. Yet the problem remains..” pausing to gather her thoughts, “If this is the path Atraya took
      * Shukie wherein the cougar has staked its claim, We must drive it off.”
      * Kova would nod her head in agreement to Shukie’s suggestion. “Agreed” she rose a paw and lowered it to the earth. “I think our best action, agreed to Shukie’s, is to drive it out? The more wolves the better.”
      * Shakira simply shook her head quietly in response to Shukies question, swallowing a lump that appeared in her throat at the thought of the Alphas being dead. They had so openly welcomed her into their pack, their family, Atraya especially had always been such a warm presence to her, like a second mother in a way. She remained silent as the others conversed, ready and willing to fight for her family if necessary.
      * Kamai looked to shukie “i believe we can beat that cougar theres seven of us and one of him. im sure we might have a chance. if its the only way we can quickly find the alphess im all for it. i dont mind a tough climb. its worth a shot at least hopefully?” she said hoping she wasn’t speaking out of place.
      * Kamai but kovas plan seemed a good one
      * skydancer shakes her head slightly at shukies question none that usuable any way. any and all would take a lot of time. the two youngsters denials make her looks towards them with sympathy even though her own heart ached with the thought of having lost a great leader. at the mention of atraya potentially trying to get back past the now blocked path her blood runs cold. “considering the long odds..” she falls silent for a heart beat”i
      * Kwa`ani nodded slowly to the beta’s decision. “I want everyone back!” her voice cracked a bit with emotion. She and Fianna had not had much training yet as guardians yet it was their responsibility. As her mind pushed out all the negative thoughts she spoke up, smiling to Kamai’s reaction. “How do you want to approach this?” thinking herself and perhaps Fiannal should lead off? or was it
      * Kwa`ani better for »»
      <Kwa`ani> »» the beta? or the delta with all her hunting and tracking experience. Realizing there were lots of options. She knew Kova and Shukie were the most battle experienced.
      * Shukie nodded to skydancer sensing the conflicting emotions. “It is a danger to us regardless that it blocks the path we have decided upon for it just as easily can trapse down into our lands and begin hunting our prey and a long wolf would stand no chance against it. One way or another it needs to be driven off for our safety and not just that of any returning this way which have been
      * Shukie missing.” she wanted everyone back. But it was her responsibility and her decision alone. “It is too close and needs to be driven off.”
      * Kova she thought it was no easy task to come up with a viable solution, but she had strength and knew the pack did to. “I will stand with you Shukie” she gave a firm nod of her head, ready to move off and go chase that pesky cougar off.
      * skydancer listens respectfully to shukies reply not entirely convinced it’s only one cougar so it still seems like an awful lot of risk for very little gain in her eyes but shukies section is and so she lowers her head in acceptance. “if that is your decision. I’m coming too. you’ll need every wolf you can get.” she says firmly.
      * Shukie looked to each, “We are strong together.” she now determined who would start. “Kova, you are our best hunter and tracker. You’ve found it’s tracks, scent and its paths. I’d have you lead us.” She knew Shakira was also familiar with the cougar’s paths and scent yet had her hold back.” She noted skydancer’s skepticism which made her wonder if she wanted the alphas back or felt them
      * Shukie not worth the pack’s possible injuries. She tossed those thoughts out. “I’ll follow with Shakira, then our two guardians. skydancer and Kamai will come behind incase the feline sneaks up from behind.” She worried for skydancer for the fae had a lame paw and several injuries now healed yet severe. Kamai she didn’t have any experience knowing the fae’s capabilities in an endeavor such as this. She gave Kova the nod to lead on.
      * Fianna had fallen silent for a long while, listening to the other’s talk about what needed to be done as her mind still buzzed with Shukie’s words. She might not be coming back.. It threatened to shut her down but finally she found the strength to push aside her panic and focus again on the matter a hand. The pack’s safety. “I am ready and willing to bear the danger of the cougar. Whatever you decide, beta.” She offered
      * Fianna with as calm of a tone as she could muster and a dip of her head. “Perhaps all us at once would surprise the cougar enough to overwhelm it and send it packing with less of a fight”
      * Kamai nodded to the betas words and would stand up preparing to leave. she may have beena shy wolf but she had the strength and swiftness to hold her own. though she had rarely taken ona cougar with the pack so she wasn’t sure how it would act at seeing the wolves. still she was ready. if it meant getting the alpha and the other packmembers back  as worth it

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      Pack Meeting #199

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      Meeting Notes

      May 30th, 2020

      • Shakira becomes Hunter In Training
      • Fianna & Kwa`ani become Guardians In Training (along with scouts)
      • Kova becomes Delta In Training
      • Shukie announces that pledges will need to ask to join the pack prior to a meeting and not during
      Number Of Wolves Present


        @Atraya @Ayaka @Fianna @Kova @Kwa`ani @Shakira @Shukie @Skydancer
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        Fenrir Kamai Raven Archibald CwnAnnwn Ryker

        Pack Meeting Begins


        * Shukie drew herself up even as she yawned several time. With a brisk shake she sent the sleepiness away. with one more shake of her head she tipped her nose to the sky and issued forth a well recognized howl calling what pack was nearby to the clearing.
        * Kwa`ani weaved through the ancient forest heading southwest now as she’d heart Shukie’s howl. Hmm, she wondered. What was the beta up too? Altering her path even more she took the direct route towards the clearing’s meeting place tho she’d pause where the treeline opened up to the clearing.
        * Kova would be settled just at the fringe of the clearing’s edge. She had taken the liberty of burying her bone! Yes, her bone. The one that didn’t fight back. A low grumble escaped her jowls as she would yawn, bend her frame down and shake her coat out. She tilted her head and looked towards the direction of the East then back to the North. Who lingered?
        * Fianna had already been on her way, and her path would now just be crossing a portion of the hunting grounds as she angled her way toward the clearing at a slow trot. When the howl rang through, sounding a bit faint from her vantage she would pick up the pace and lope onward. She wondered what the Beta wanted, curiousity spurring her paws faster.
        * Shukie eyed the stone to her left wishing Atraya and faolan were atop it as normal. It sat vacant as it had for more time than she could calculate. With an easy and graceful leap she now stood atop the stone waiting for the pack to assemble, sitting for the moment at least.
        * Kwa`ani moved on through the forest boundary, stopping for a brief moment at the stream, lapping at the cool water getting the dust from her muzzle from her night’s sleep. How do the sand creatures always seem to find their way into her muzzle and build their inferno sand dunes. Within a few moments she lept across and it was then she offered up a chuff to those who might be arrive or
        * Kwa`ani already there. »»
        <Kwa`ani> »» She blinked seeing the beta atop her parents perch, glaring for the briefest of instances then smiled realizing it was a meeting and right for the beta to be perched there. She’d seen Shukie there with atraya and fao a few times.
        * Fianna would finally be reaching the clearing’s edge and once there she would slow to a walk to allow her time to sift through what scents lofted her way. She liked to know before entering who was within. She didn’t stop entirely though for Shukie had called after all. Heading for the alpha stone, Fianna took note of Shukie atop it. A pang of sorrow shot through her, frustration that it wasn’t her parents. Nothing
        * Fianna against the Beta who was doing well in the alphas absence, but she couldn’t help but feel this should all be going another way.. The old way. She found a spot quietly a bit on the edge and waited.
        * skydancer wanders along the Lake as a howl suddenly sound through the forest causing her to pause and listen ears swiveling slightly checking the calls direction then sets of at a lope along the lakes southern shore right where the sand is firmest excited even entering the water evade plant growth.
        * skydancer making short work of the distance she soon has to slow her pace as she slips into the forest heading east and a slow trot as she weaves among the trees.(end)
        * Shukie nodded to the alpha siblings, a smile playing upon her lupine lips. “Hello Fianna, Kwa`ani.” Her gaze scanned the area for others impatient to set her plans in motion. Tail curled over top of her hind paw, the tip flicking now and again as her ears swiveled to pick up on any wuffers heading to the clearing.
        * Kwa`ani would move to sit beside her sister when she arrived, nuzzling her affectionately. “How you be?” she took the current silence as an ok to continue converstation until the Beta would stand to open the meeting up. She wondered what all was on the agenda.
        * Kova when the distance was closed between herself and all the others, she would sit down, just at the right edge of the alpha’s rock. Her eyes fallen to her sister as she offered a warm smile.
        * Fianna would shift to greet Kwa`ani in return, having missed her initial chuff. She would feel her spirits lift a bit, fanning her pleasure at seeing the fae. She would allow her frame to lean into Kwa slightly as she gave her cheek a lick. “Hi Kwa. I’m well enough. You?” She would turn curious hues toward Shukie, and then take note of Kova entering the area. She’d offer a bellow chuff to the fae.
        * Shukie smiled to Kova, tail wagging fully before once again growing still. She dipped her head to those present at last rising. “I’d like to open this meeting to further develope my plan to seek out our missing alphas, rook and Ayaka. They’ve been gone too long.” she paused to see if any others were straggling in or not before continuing. “I had hoped for some signs or something to tell
        * Shukie is what to expect, directions to go that we can find them or find answers of their status.”
        * skydancer making her way through the forest as a gathering call is definitely important, maybe there would be hunt? she licks her chops briefly at the thought of fresh elk. then quickly returns her attention to the path. no sense in letting ones guard after all(con)
        * Kova would be focused on Shukie and to the words she offered. She gave a slow nod of her head as she listened to Shukie proposal and plan. She would shift her paws in thought and more so, emotion, missing her sister. Wondering where they’ve gone.
        * Fianna would perk and sit up straighter as Shukie began the meeting, her ears swiveling toward the Beta. She thought of something she wanted to ask about, that might play a part in this..plan, but for bow she kept quiet for they hadn’t been invited to speak yet. What did the Beta have up her proverbial sleeves?
        * Kwa`ani whispered that she was doing good as evidenced by her distended belly. As Shukie spoke she hushed up to listen realizing the Beta was setting in motion plans to find their family. She nodded to Kova in greetings and gave her attention to Shukie, tail swaying against the grasses.
        * Shukie saw skydancer approach and gave a brief nod then continued. “I want to set in motion a search in stages and sections. What I’m proposing is to have groups of two, if possible go out in different directions, predominately to the north areas.” she paused for a moment or two then continued. “Initially, no more than a day’s distance seeking signs of them and then returning the
        * Shukie following day. This will keep us all from excessive worry on what is happening with those doing the searching.” she gazed to those here. “and, it will allow us to protect the territory by not having all of us gone at the same time.” Again her gaze would take in the reactions of those here. “I offer for comments or suggestions, other ideas on finding our family.” she gave a dip
        * Shukie of her head indicating the floor is open for comments and suggestions.
        * Shukie of her head indicating the floor is open for comments and suggestions.
        * Fianna would consider Shukie’s words for a long moment, letting the idea linger in her mind. It was a good one. Better than any she’d come up with. This was testament to how good a choice her parents had made in their choice of beta. She rose, dipping her head respectfully to Shukie. “I think the idea is a good one. I wanted to ask you if you have made any headway on figuring out what the rock symbol to the north is and
        * Fianna why it is there? The one Calder pointed us to. I’ve not seen Nyctea around, but I’d hoped to find the owl, who might have more information. I’ve seen not a feather of him though.” She sat back down. Indicating she was done speaking.
        * Kova would give a slow nod of her head to Shukie as she listened to what she offered and gave an agreeing nod as well. She was ready and willing to do her part to search for their missing alpha’s and sister. “I think this is a very sound and solid plan” she said lightly
        * skydancer ears perk up at shukies explanation as she quietly picks a spot to sit and listening to each in turn
        * Kwa`ani rubbed her muzzle against her sister’s scruff as she then rose. “Just how do we figure out what paths to take? The world is vast as is our territory? Are we to randomly move in different directions?” she paused drifting off in thought. “Would it not be a good idea that instead of only going a day that we set up a central area where we all start from and as each group returns with
        * Kwa`ani news, they »»
        <Kwa`ani> »» then return to the packlands to guard it. Rinse and repeat?” she offered, head tilting to the side as she finished speaking to again sit down beside Fianna.
        * Atraya had been to the north, captured in a veil of the unknown. She had seated herself near a small stream, her hues fallen to the horizon as she could vaugley see the imprint of the light from the day. Her mind wandering on her family and to what was to come in the future for them.
        * Shukie first addressed Fianna. “No, I have not been to the formation. Once we’re done here I’d like you to take me there if time permits. I have seen neither Calder who had wanted to see me and Kwa`ani from what I understand nor have I seen Nyctea.” She turned her focus upon Kwa`ani. “A good idea. Kwa`ani. Tag team to allow us to cover more distance each day.” giving a dip of her head
        * Shukie in approval to the two youths, tho not so young now and definitely she was not a youth by a long shot. “other ideas or suggestions?” One never knows without asking for ideas from others if something wiser might be found for an option.
        * Kova she thought quietly on the words shared by both Fianna and Kwa`ani. She offered a dip of her head, solid questions and she turned to her sister to see what her response would be. The next course of action would be important, but she knew the pack would work together. She wondered as well about the oddity that was found to the north. No answers just yet, but she hoped soon they would be able to get them. “I will be happy to assist where I am needed. I know most of the routes in and out of here, and the best paths to take. I’d be happy to lend those suggestions to the scouting parties.”
        * Fianna looked woth admiration to Fianna, then nodded her agreement to both her sister and Kova. “Yes Shukie I would be glad to take you there. It is to the far north.” She’d respond before falling silent again, waiting to see what was next.
        * Shakira would be resting just inside the eastern treeline of the Clearing, having slept away most of the day, unaware of the meeting that was in progress. She stretched her paws out in front of her before rising to all fours, giving a light shake to her coat before padding out into the open of the Clearing, scanning the expanse as she moved toward the center, picking up her pace as she noticed a decent sized group near
        * Shakira the Alpha Rock.
        * Shukie nodded to Kova with an approving smile. “In that case, Kova, I’ll set you to select the best location for us to establish a home base of sorts.” She looked to Fianna wehn the fae spoke. “When we’re done here or in the Very near future.” At Shakira’s approach she opted to put the fae into the hotseat. “Shakira, Come forward please.” An evil grin played upon her features.
        <`Raven> <Larka> *Kamaitachi had woken up near the outskirts of the clearing. she had been asleep so long that her limbs were all stiff. as she lifted her head and stretched out her limbs that cracked she heard a howl and would slowly stand up and make her way towards the clearing. she didnt know what was going on since she had been asleep for ages so she was curious to know what was happening
        * Fianna perked and watched Shakira join the meeting, only to get immediately called forward. She tilted her head, curious to what the Beta had in mind. She leaned a bit against Kwa`ani, her shoulder rubbing the fae a bit.
        * skydancer listens attentively to the Plan as suddenly shukies shift in attention notifies her of Shakiras approach the faces grin puts her on alert the beta must be planning, Something. but what that is The question.
        * Kova would give a firm nod of her head to her sister and Beta. “I will happily do so.” her tail swung behind her happily. SHe seated herself slowly again before looking then to Shakira. She smiled happily, waving her tail again.
        * Shakira offered a light chuff to the group as a general greeting, looking for a spot to sit somewhere near the side of the group until her name was spoken, her ears perking as the Beta called her forward. What could she be called forward for, was she in trouble for some reason? That couldn’t be, she thought as she noticed the devilish smile on Shukies face. She stepped forward with a dip of her head. “My Beta.” She
        * Shakira greeted, unsure what to expect.
        * Kamai would see the meeting already starting and would spot sky and the others nearby and would silently pad over and sit down close to them wondering what was going on
        * Shukie nodded to Shakira. “Shakira. You have only been pack a short time yet you have shown ongoing fortitude and strength, a willingness to do more than is expected of a pack member.” She paused, for an extra moment or two before continuing. “As Beta and Acting Alpha (the grimace could be seen if one was paying attention at those two words) I would like to offer you the opportunity to
        * Shukie grow into a hunter for our pack, to see to its well being and to keep us fed.” again she paused, “Should you accept, you will work with both Kova and myself to further learn of various hunting techniques and strategies.” She now looked to the pack to appraise their reaction before giving her full attention to Shakira.
        * Kwa`ani knew that tone the beta was using and smirked, perhaps outwardly tho intended to only be inner reaction as she nodded. She blurted out, “She did make the kill on the caribou and in short order too!” cringing as she realized she not only grimaced outwardly but blurted out her thoughts.
        * Kamai listened as shukie talked about serving as alpha and wondererd exactly what she had missed and was intent on asking when the meeting was over. though hearing shakira becoming a huntress in training she woofed her agreement.
        * Fianna would wave her tail wildly to show her support of Shakira branching into the role of hunter. It was an important one to say the least, and she felt with what she knew of Shakira, the fae would do well and take it seriously. Excitement for the fae glinted in her eyes as she waited.
        * Kova tail swung quickly behind her as she listened to Shukie’s words and to the opprtunity for Shakira to learn the ropes of hunting in a more skilled position. She would bow her head to Shukie, honored to help the fae along her journey. She flicked an ear and looked out towards a new wolf to her, Kami? She rose to all fours as she tried to recall this fae who seemed to appear.
        * skydancer definitely catches onto shukies expression. at the betas next words she opens her muzzle just a bit in a wolven smile happy for Shakira.
        * Shakira blinked in astonishment as she was offered the role of Hunter, one she definitely wouldn’t have expected to be offered with her past failures on pack hunts. Though as she thought on it now, she had improved her hunting skills greatly over her years with the pack, and this would be a training phase where she would learn further still. “It would be an honor and a privilege, I accept.” She said softly, her heart
        * Shakira racing as yet another surprise was sprung on her by the Beta.
        * Shukie nodded to Shakira. She glanced to the pack assembled before responding, “Shakira, I promote you to Hunter in Training. Your progress will determine If and When you attain full hunter status. Kova will explain in further detail the basics as time allows as will I. You may introduce yourself as WolfSpirits Hunter in Training!” before tampping her front paws upon the stone, “Congrats
        * Shukie on your new journey with the pack!” her tail wagging as she once again stood still, having noticed the new fae in their midsts giving her a brief nod.
        * Kamai would let out a quick howl at the new advancement and would continue to sit and look up wondering what else was gonna be said.
        * Kova ‘s tail waved behind her as she listened to Shakira’s acceptance, she would momentarily turn from Kami, and when Shukie named her a hunter in trainning, she would rise her paws up and chuff bark then to the fae! She was so happy for her.
        * Kwa`ani added her own tones to those of the pack in congrats to Shakira most happy for the fae, her tail wagging as she settled back again, to see what and when they’d set to leave to find their family.
        * Fianna would rise and give Shakira a bright chuff and a stamp of her paw as she welcomed the fae to her new role. She would watch her talents eagerly.
        * Kwa`ani + gave a dip of her head to Kamai as she joined the group, vaguely recalling the fae’s scent tho barely.
        * Shukie smiled and when Shakira returned to her position in the group she then called the alpha pups forward. Her grin even more evil than the last one. “Fianna, Kwa`ani, please step forward.”
        * Kova when her sister called Kwa`ani forward, she couldn’t help but swing her tail behind her and then to Fianna as well. She perked her ears forward and curious like wondering what the proceedings will be for the two alpha daughters.
        * skydancer as the next pair is called forward her ears perk up with interest. she’s seen these two grow up after all.
        * Shakira ‘s tail wagged quickly behind her as she was promoted yet again, so many surprises from this pack she now called family. She gave a warm nuzzle to any she passed as she returned to her spot along the edge of the group, her tail continuing in it’s motion as she seated herself and watched as the Alphas daughters were called forward.
        * Kamai wagged her tail as she remembered these faes and watched as they walked up to take their turn
        * Fianna had just finished Congratulating Shakira when she heard her name called followed closely by her sister’s. Hmm, intrigued she rose and moved forward in step with Kwa`ani. Kept her focus on the beta as she moved to stop nearer the alpha stone. “Yes my beta?” She asked.
        * Kwa`ani blinked and nudged her sister as she rose and moved to stand before the Beta giving the fae a respectful nod, ‘Yes my Beta?” her tail lowered, ears slightly flat wondering what was up the beta’s fur.
        * Kova swung her tail slowly behind her as she looked towards the two Alpha fae’s. Her hues fell between Fianna and Kwa`ani. She couldn’t help but be more curious as well, excited. She gave a nod to Shakira, happy for the new huntress in training before looking to the alpha daughters.
        * Shukie dipped her head to the alpha fae pups. “Fianna, I have noticed for the past several months you have taken it upon yourself to see to our boarders and ensuring our territory is known to be protected by a pack. You have done most well in doing what needed done without being asked. I commend you on your perseverance and attention to detail.” She paused and looked to Kwa`ani. “Kwa`ani.
        * Shukie You and I have traveled together for so long that I know your attention to detail as well and penchant to ensure nothing encroached upon us without warning.” Again she paused and looked to the pack before turning back to the two faes. “I am offering you the position of guardian scouts.” It was a combined ranking for now due to their limited numbers, she might split them again in
        * Shukie the future but for now she wanted both covered. “You, should you accept, be known as the packs Guardians and Scouts in protecting our boarders and those within it.” Again she paused then added, “I do not wish to split you two into different ranks as it can distance you as it distanced Kova and I to be on different tasks within the pack. Do you accept this new responsibility?”
        * Kova couldn’t help but smile at both the fae’s. She thought it to be interesting to share a combined rank, but to her, it made sense. Not until they can gain the needed numbers again. She often thought long and hard on the desire and need for numbers and new blood. Perhaps a scouting to the further reaches of the wilds to find other wolves might be needed, but then again, wolves often wandered to »»
        <Kova> »» them.
        * Kwa`ani blinked looking first to Shukie while stealing a glance at her sister as she responded after a long lull to consider it deeply, at times shaking her head sideways or nodding. She’d not thought of ranks and was caught off guard to say the least. After pondering, realising the enorimity of the rank she nearly declined. She trusted Shukie, wholey and her judgement of their skills.
        * Kwa`ani “Yes, my »»
        <Kwa`ani> »» Beta. I accept and will do all I can to ensure the safety of our pack and family, visitors and friends.” her tail swayed sideways once as her ears lifted upright. When she finished speaking she dipped her head in respect to the Beta.
        * Fianna felt a bit floored by the proposition. Not one but two ranks, both of equal importance, and she was thrilled she was being offered it alongside one of her most favorite wolves of all time. She considered the task for several long breaths, turning over in her mind to give it equal weight before looking to Kwa`ani nosing her, waiting for her to speak first, and then turning to look at Shukie, dipping her head in
        * Fianna respect. “Beta I thank you for the honor. I will always be willing to fight tooth and nail should it be required, but to try and avoid such by keeping our borders secure. I accept the responsibility.”.
        * Shukie nodded to Fianna and Kwa`ani. “From hereon you may introduce yourselves as Wolfspirits, Guardians in training.” As she’d combined the two ranks into one, Guardians was the appropriate position title she felt. Again, she stomped her paws upon the stone’s surface, doubly long as it was the two alpha pups. She knew it should be Atraya and Faolan promoting them. What needed doing
        * Shukie was left up to her. When the congrats calmed down she let the two fae’s know she would teach them what was expected and give them their initial guidance upon their new ranks. Wehn the two made their way back to the pack she then leveled her gaze upon Kova. Her tones grew even more serious as she now called her sister forward. “Kova, step forward please.”
        * Kamai smiled and swayed her tail more exictedly as the ywere announced as guardian and scout. guardian being what she wanted to work towards herself. she then let out a howl for their advancement
        * Kova the excitement within her couldn’t be contained, and she rose a paw like Faolan had usually done during meetings and stomped the earth before letting loose a low barking chuff, that sauntered into a lower howl for the pair. She thought the fae’s where well due and well deserving. They’d spent a lot of waking hours patroling and makeing sure their home was safe. It wasn’t until she heard her »»
        <Kova> »» name be called did she tilt her head. Her gaze scanned across the others gathered, but would allow the two daughters to step back before she bowed her head respectfully, and rose to all fours. She approached the rock, once more dipping her head “My Beta” her gaze full of light.
        * Kwa`ani perked as she started to move back to where she had been sitting still in shock on the promotion. When Kova was called forth she began thinking the fae would be repromoted to perhaps lead huntress? her eyes were glued upon the two fae’s before them even as her tail waggled and waggled for herself, Fianna and Shakira. Structure she thought. It was a good thing.
        * Shukie gazed affectionately at her sister. “This, what I’m to offer to you is no easy task, well beyond all you have done before yet in all you have done you have shown your loyalty to the pack, the love and care needed to be given and been there for me when needed, there for the alpha’s when needed.” her voice trailed off before her tonghe swirled around her lips. “With Ayaka missing
        * Shukie as well as our alpha’s and Rook. I have need of someone to fill in the position of Delta.” she paused for dramatic effect..insert appropriate music… “If you agree, I would like to offer you the position of Delta in Training.” her tones were even more solemn than with the others for this was no light offering.
        * Shakira sent up a brief but joyous howl for the pair, her heart swelling with pride for her fellow packmates. Her tail continued in it’s motion along the ground as yet another was called forward, Kova.
        * Kwa`ani ‘s eyes grew wide at the rank Shukie was offering to Kova. It seemed fitting for the fae was very wise and she was one she would turn too when needed. WoW! what a day for promotions! What else did the beta have in store for them she began to wonder….
        * skydancer as the two siblings are promoted she lifts her muzzle to howl in congratulations then falls silent and attentive once more as kova is called forward her ears perking with interest at younger wolf curious to hear the feas response.
        * Fianna felt her heart swell for all those within her pack, all those ranked as members who she called family. They were what she fought for. Settling down by Kwa`ani se licked her sister’s cheek. “Well done sis.” She’d whisper before turning to Kova and her.. Delta? She perked, fully at attention now. It hurt to think how long Ayaka had been missing now, how often the fae had offered her words of encouragement ad helped
        * Fianna her when she was down, offering her wisdom. Still, Fianna had spent a good deal of time with Kova as well, and she trusted the fae Implicitly. It was a good fit, even if she did miss those who were gone.
        * Kova she could feel the ebb and flow of her heart. The warmth of the blood with both pride and with love. She had done all she has and could for her beloved home, and ever sense her sister and herself had been born to it, there was a deep fond connection that always was constant. Such as was her decision. Her head would bow ever so lightly as she would look up again to Shukie. This was no easy »»
        <Kova> »» decision for either, and her heart panged just a little with her missing sister, Ayaka. The fae very capable of her role and she did it well. She had some big paws to fill, but fill them she would. “I am honored, Shukie, Beta of WolfSpirits, to be asked to become Delta in Training of WolfSpirits. This is my home, now and forever, and I will see to it’s vestige of wellbeing, growth, strength, »»
        <Kova> »» and kinship until my very last breath. I will protect it with my life.” her head rose, her chest swelled, and the admiration for her home well evident.
        * Kamai would smile and howl once again for kova becoming delta. it was a big responsibility but she was happy for everyone
        * Shukie ‘s tail begain to sway when her sister accepted. “Then, by all here as witness, I declare you to be Delta in Training and may introduce yourself to all you meet.” after a brief pause, “I am in need of your guidance as is the pack. I’ve no doubt you are well suited to assume this mantle of responsibility.” With several barks of congrats her front paws Stomped upon the stone.
        * Kova swung her tail behind her, a little higher with pride and admiration for her home and her new role. She would offer a howling bark to the winds before reaching over and nuzzling her sister, Shukie, grateful for the new role and to be able to serve her pack to the fullest. Finding purchase on the ground again she turned and stood next to Fianna and Kwa`ani. Tail still waving for all the »»
        <Kova> »» happenings thus far.
        * Fianna felt this newest promotion warranted a howl and so, waiting until Shukie had made it official she would raise her muzzle and wag as she sang a song of congratulations to their new Delta in training!
        * Atraya whatever kept the Alpha and the others would no doubt be for good reason, a meeting of strength and growth she was missing, but felt in spirit. She remained seated below a large pine, hunkered over at the top indicating it had survived severe weather throughout it’s growth. Her blank white eyes scanning the horizon, starring out in deep thought. Deep heart.
        * Shukie glared at Kova, “Sis, as Delta in training your place is now beside me.” she teased playfully recalling atraya had done thusly to her when she first moved to settle with the pack after her delta promo.
        * skydancer once again throws back her head and let’s out a howl of congratulations joining in what appears to be forming quite a nice little chorus.
        * skydancer once again throws back her head and let’s out a howl of congratulations joining in what appears to be forming quite a nice little chorus.
        * Kova perked to Shukie and blinked, then realizing her place she would bow again and nose both Fianna and Kwa`ani and turn to the rock where she would leap up on the one overhang. There standing beside Shukie, she grinned and nosed her apologetically.
        * Shakira lifted her muzzle skyward as a howl rang out for the newly named Delta, her heart warm and light in her chest filled with love and admiration for her pack and how far they had come.
        <Shukie> stuff. On to the last order of business. As it’s me for now, until we get atraya back, I’m setting new procedures for joining the pack and promotions. If new wolf comes in, they are welcome to request to join, however, it will be at my and my council’s discretion to offer up the option to pledge and won’t be allowing it to be requested at meetings as we have in the past. When we feel a
        <Shukie> wolf is ready to begin the process, we will call them forth to pledge, advance to each stage when we feel one is ready and not before. I absolutely abhore people/wolves asking and insinuating at advancement, a rank wanted, etc. Atraya may change things later or she might not. *looks to the ghostly alpha to add to things in her own fashion and correct/make changes she sees fit
        <Shukie> *inserts ‘OOC’ before stuff…lol*
        <Atraya> (»»( Sounds fine to me 🙂 )««)
        <Ayaka> -((Same here. It’ll help to clarify things.))-
        <Kamai> (sounds good to me)
        <Fianna> ((wags. yes Beta!))
        <Kova> »»»( agreed 😀 )«««
        <Shukie> I have a tendancy to do things on the spur of the moment for things like hunts, promo’s, etc not necessarily waiting for a meeting to do things. regular rp’g will be rewarded during rp vs waiting for meetings etc. You’ll never know when my evil side will kick in and i’ll do something *grins* Most times I will do at meetings. And as always, when we get our alpha back, things are subject
        <Shukie> to change *grin*. what one puts into their char and rp is what i watch for *tailwags
        <Kamai> (yay sounds great to me.)
        <Kova> »»»( I’ll be updating the website, fb and all that more frequently to try and give headsup, and the like. Also i’ll be working on recruiting more wolves! )«««
        <Kamai> (ill help with finding peeps if i can.)
        <Shukie> Anyone have questions, suggestions, etc?? before i close the meeting?
        <Fianna> {{I pointed someond this way a few days ago from rpr and I hope to see them join. They are great at role play.}}
        <Fianna> {{not questions}}
        <Kamai> (none from me. that i can think of)
        <Kova> »»»( Just kind of a point on the website. I’ll be updating the front page and revamping a whole bunch of other pages 🙂 So in the coming days / weeks if the pages look off, weird, or whatever that’s just me updating! )«««
        <Shukie> (kewls Fianna!.. awesome Kova, let me know if i can help with that)
        <Kamai> (sounds good. and i can be put off loa now if i was still on loa from before)

        * Shukie lifted her muzzle in a congratulatory howl for all as she closed the meeting. Leaning over she nuzzled her sister, “Congrat’s sis!” she whispered. With that she hopped down to nuzzle Shakira, Fianna and Kwa`ani in congrats as well. “I’ll be getting with each of you oer the next few days to give a detailed listing of your new duties. Upon seeing the new fae and catching her scent
        * Shukie she realized it was a fae she’d met before that had been on the northlands quest with her brother, who was it? Darth.. trying to recall the brute’s name for they’d both disappeared so long ago now. “Welcome back, Kamai.” To the group itself, “Here in the next few days we’ll find a good spot to set up a rondevous point to start our search for our family. She took the time to nuzzle
        * Shukie each wolf before sitting back on her haunches incase anyone had questions

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