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    Thread: Friendly Visit
Post: RE: Friendly Visit

As Aidan passed the invisible scent barrier, following after Liam, he eyed the defenders of the border.  Salsolan’s were slow to trust outsiders, and Aidan perhaps even slower.  Entering unknown pack ...
Aidan Blacksun New Caledonia 4 41 1 August 2022, 03:55 PM
    Thread: [M] - Unforeseen Complications
Post: RE: [M] - Unforeseen Complications

Silas demonstrated how incredibly empty the world was.  Aidan had lived for years, relying on no one, asking nothing of anyone, surviving.  The warmth of the other, the feel of his fur against Aidan’s...
Aidan Blacksun Salsola 12 344 31 July 2022, 05:04 PM
    Thread: Friendly Visit
Post: RE: Friendly Visit

Aidan allowed the world to pass around him.  His senses feeding him information of threats or danger, while his mind strategized.  Time flexed for him when he sunk into this state, so it was impossibl...
Aidan Blacksun New Caledonia 4 41 31 July 2022, 04:46 PM
    Thread: Friendly Visit
Post: Friendly Visit

OOC: Aidan is just beyond the borders to NC IC: The day was warm, but wit ha cool breeze that brought some relief.  Despite the good weather, the scent of rain was in the air and Aidan had no do...
Aidan Blacksun New Caledonia 4 41 31 July 2022, 04:11 PM
    Thread: Strike a Bargain
Post: RE: Strike a Bargain

Aidan found it curious how two siblings could have diverged so radically.  Both had clearly been shaped by their experiences, but those experiences had been so vastly different.  The Warden could iden...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 12 349 31 July 2022, 03:48 PM
    Thread: if i'm feeing honest
Post: RE: if i'm feeing honest

Once again in Aidan’s life, things were changing.  The utility Aidan had identified in Silas, had morphed to something akin to a friendship, or at least what Aidan assumed friendship was.  As time had...
Aidan Blacksun Salsola 1 68 11 July 2022, 11:56 AM
    Thread: [M] - Unforeseen Complications
Post: RE: [M] - Unforeseen Complications

Even after all this time.  Even after knowing that his sire was dead.  Aidan expected Izual to appear and harm Silas.  The grey eyed male had always been the bait, always been the unwilling accomplice...
Aidan Blacksun Salsola 12 344 13 June 2022, 06:46 AM
    Thread: Strike a Bargain
Post: RE: Strike a Bargain

It was interesting to see how a Luperci with such physical similarities to Silas could be so utterly different.  Liam’s manner was open, jovial and with barely any wariness.  It was odd to engage with...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 12 349 4 June 2022, 05:15 PM
    Thread: [M] - Unforeseen Complications
Post: RE: Unforeseen Complications

Aidan blinked, the words of a response jostling in his mind and ordering themselves as he went to reply to the former servant. ”You have taught me a great deal, with patience and without bitterness...
Aidan Blacksun Salsola 12 344 31 May 2022, 03:08 PM
    Thread: I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
Post: RE: I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King

A change had taken place inside of Aidan, it was subtle and without fanfare, but profound and irreversible, nonetheless.  For so long he’d been nothing more then an observer, separated from everything...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 24 534 31 May 2022, 02:45 PM
    Thread: Strike a Bargain
Post: RE: Strike a Bargain

Liam’s story, while unverified, was an interesting glimpse into his past and into that of Silas’s.  The Warden’s cool grey eyes remained focused on the stranger, clearly feeling no awkwardness to fill...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 12 349 16 May 2022, 02:46 PM
    Thread: A Simpler World
Post: RE: A Simpler World

Tattersall barely had a chance to say he was ready before Aidan lunged and made several strikes in quick succession.  Despite his speed, the younger male blocked them all, moving well and clearly watc...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 7 206 14 May 2022, 02:55 PM
    Thread: Strike a Bargain
Post: RE: Strike a Bargain

Aidan watched as Liam inspected his offerings, the small pot drawing the seller’s attention, which Aidan knew it would.  Only once Liam had acknowledged that his goods were suitable for trade did Aida...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 12 349 13 May 2022, 09:11 AM
    Thread: [M] - Unforeseen Complications
Post: RE: Unforeseen Complications

Aidan watched as Silas shrank from him, as he’d done so many times, adopting the meek and placating demeanour of a servant.  The grey eyed male recognised the feeling of frustration licking at the edg...
Aidan Blacksun Salsola 12 344 11 May 2022, 12:39 PM
    Thread: A Simpler World
Post: RE: A Simpler World

A spear and a shield.  Aidan couldn’t help thinking of this combination as one so typical for a pack wolf.  Such a technique wasn’t always the most powerful alone, but placed within a wall, standing w...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 7 206 24 April 2022, 11:11 AM
    Thread: Strike a Bargain
Post: RE: Strike a Bargain

Silas had a brother?  The former servant had recounted a story of his previous master showing the silent man a scene of serenity and family bliss without Silas.  Aidan wondered if such a scene had bee...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 12 349 14 April 2022, 05:14 PM
    Thread: Strike a Bargain
Post: RE: Strike a Bargain

Aidan listened to the stranger introduce himself, noting the name.  That, along with the other’s appearance gave Aidan pause.  This Luperci was from another pack, and one involved in the war, perhaps ...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 12 349 11 April 2022, 03:55 PM
    Thread: [M] - Unforeseen Complications
Post: RE: Unforeseen Complications

Aidan watched the Serf’s dexterous fingers move through the familiar signs, like he’d done so many times before.  As always, Aidan paused, considering his response, or perhaps simply working out what ...
Aidan Blacksun Salsola 12 344 8 April 2022, 01:06 PM
    Thread: A Simpler World
Post: RE: A Simpler World

Aidan watched as his pack mate entered the arena.  The Warden watched how the Henchman moved, how he distributed his weight and the fluidity of his limbs.  Though Aidan did not know Tattersall, he was...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 7 206 8 April 2022, 12:24 PM
    Thread: Strike a Bargain
Post: Strike a Bargain

Spring had always been a changeable season, full of upheaval and the promise of things to come.  One day there may be storms, and another the sun would appear as if nothing had happened.  For now the ...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 12 349 8 April 2022, 05:17 AM
    Thread: A Simpler World
Post: A Simpler World

The early morning was cool.  Dense clouds bruised and swollen hid the sun.  Gusts of wind threw gouts of sand against shins and ankles with a stinging force.  Those winds brought the smell of damp ear...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 7 206 7 April 2022, 10:35 AM
    Thread: [M] - Unforeseen Complications
Post: RE: Unforeseen Complications

As quiet as Silas could be, both in speech and movement, Aidan was trained to be aware, and years of survival had taught him to be sensitive to changes.  The Warden knew that Silas wasn’t trying to hi...
Aidan Blacksun Salsola 12 344 16 March 2022, 04:45 PM
    Thread: [M] - Unforeseen Complications
Post: [M] - Unforeseen Complications

[mwarn]mature themes[/mwarn] The violent and often heinous acts that gripped Luperci during battle and in times of war, had very little effect on Aidan.  He had taken up a fight for the simple reas...
Aidan Blacksun Salsola 12 344 5 March 2022, 04:53 PM
    Thread: winter wonderland
Post: RE: winter wonderland

OOC: I'm so sorry for the delay IC: ”Thank you.” Aidan responded to the small pup’s comment on his nose.  In truth the Warden was unable to think of anything more meaningful to say.  So for a mo...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 5 174 26 February 2022, 06:36 PM
    Thread: Calling out the beast, the tiger underneath
Post: RE: Calling out the beast, the tiger underneath

The cleared trees left a strange hush in the woods.  The sound of birdsong was distant, and with its lack came the loss of an early warning system to the approach of new enemies.  Aidan scanned his su...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 6 331 2 February 2022, 05:50 PM
    Thread: [m] the sum of all fears
Post: RE: [m] the sum of all fears

Ash had drawn a curtain about the battle, dampening sound and obscuring vision.  The screams of pain, snarls of fury and clang of metal was muted in this place.  Scent was obliterated save for the clo...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 6 290 31 January 2022, 05:40 PM
    Thread: The Great Social Experiment
Post: RE: The Great Social Experiment

Aidan was overwhelmed and set adrift in a sea of unfamiliar sensations and feelings.  For so long he’d existed at the centre of a void, a bubble of numbness that had allowed him to think clearly and d...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 15 454 25 January 2022, 06:17 PM
    Thread: [m] the sum of all fears
Post: RE: [m] the sum of all fears

Aidan felt nothing.  There was no anger.  There was no pain.  There was only duty.  The Warden of Salsola felt nothing for the death and destruction meted out upon the members of an outsider pack.  Su...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 6 290 16 January 2022, 06:09 PM
    Thread: The Great Social Experiment
Post: RE: The Great Social Experiment

The sound of the fire felt very loud as they both lay there.  The cracks and pops acting as strange beat for the spasmodically dancing flames.  Their light illuminated Silas, making his golden eyes gl...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 15 454 10 January 2022, 05:12 PM
    Thread: Calling out the beast, the tiger underneath
Post: RE: Calling out the beast, the tiger underneath

The Aidan’s surroundings were unfamiliar, the task the small band was engaged upon, was.  The Warden had always made his skills available to his pack in whatever manner Salsola sought to use them.  Wh...
Aidan Blacksun Dead Topics 6 331 7 January 2022, 12:15 PM