Up near the Halcyon Mountains area! Backdated so it wouldn’t conflict with the Boreas Conflict II!
Since the girls’ last incident, Teagan hadn’t left the pack as often as she used to. She’d been feeling rather restless the day before though, and had decided to do a bit of traveling. If anyone had questioned her about it though, her excuse would have been that she had felt the need to give her stallion, Apollo, some exercise. She’d packed a daypack with her, and had filled it with essentials such as flint stones, dried meat, and a few thick blankets on the off chance she got stuck somewhere. A few other items had been thrown in the mix as well for “just-in-case” purposes.
The girl, the horse, and the bird had meandered in the great expanse between Casa di Cavalieri and the Halcyon Mountains, moving neither here nor there. The purpose had simply been to see what could be seen, to familiarize oneself with the land’s appearance covered in snow as well as they knew it without. As well, it was a good bonding trip for the trio. They had traveled quite a ways north of Casa di Cavalieri before sun had started its slow dip below the horizon.
When the world had become swathed in warm shades of yellows, oranges, and reds, Teagan had steered her companions into an area that looked like a relatively safe place to bed down for the night. There had been not a sniff of any other notable predator that had gone through the area, and the thick, tall fir trees provided enough protection from the elements should a freak storm blow in. The rocky outcrop also provided a solid wall of sorts that they could put their back to.
Teagan loosened the straps on Apollo’s saddle so that the horse could bear it comfortably, and removed her bag that had been attached to him as well. The wolfdog had cleared out a bit of the snow so that the two land-bound individuals could rest a little easier. The daypack had been put up next to the rocks to keep it off to the ground. Sticks for a fire had been gathered next with the help of Agrona, and they had been piled neatly in the middle of the group’s temporary camp. Teagan gave her quick work a once over, nodding approvingly. For the time being, it would all do.
She looked up to the branches above. “Agrona,” she beckoned as she removed her cloak.
The falcon flew down a few branches, offering a shrilling cry.
With the cloak removed, Teagan folded it neatly and placed it on a rock near her pack. Her gloves, belt, and sword were taken off next. “I’m going to go hunt us down some dinner, can you watch things here?”
Teagan nodded, beginning to pull her tunic over her head as well. “You got us lunch. I’ll get dinner,” she stated nonchalantly as she tugged the material the rest of the way. When she was free of it, she shook out her fur. A noticeable, cold draft to quickly ghosted over her warm fur as it was exposed to the winter elements.
Her feathered companion seemed unconvinced as she shuffled along her perch.
The Cavalier nodded once more, pulling out the tie that had held her hair back and placing it with the rest of her garments. She began shifting down into her lupus form, and when it was complete, Teagan shook out her fur in its entirety. Her canary eyes moved up to the raptor. “I’ll be back; hopefully with food.”
And then the wolfdog bounded off into the snow.