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    Thread: When I was young I prayed for lightning
Post: RE: When I was young I prayed for lightning

Honestly he didn't see what the issue was with making the help, well, help. Obviously Eulalie didn't need to be running around cleaning up after her six little mongrel siblings but the whole reason Am...
Toraberā Tanaka New Caledonia 4 91 12 July 2021, 02:45 AM
    Thread: Unbearable
Post: RE: Unbearable

Kalypso had agreed to marry Tora on the condition that he cut back on drinking. He had agreed of course, his constant boozing not exactly a trait he was proud of. But the thing about being a (mostly) ...
Toraberā Tanaka New Caledonia 1 51 7 July 2021, 05:15 AM
    Thread: When I was young I prayed for lightning
Post: RE: When I was young I prayed for lightning

By now the kids were reaching the point that they needed to start thinking about moving out. Actually, they had passed it hadn't they? Walking around on all fours at more than a year old, each raising...
Toraberā Tanaka New Caledonia 4 91 29 June 2021, 05:15 AM
    Thread: Unspoken Concern
Post: RE: Unspoken Concern

He really shouldn't have done that. The hit was unnecessarily hard, leaving the bounds of simply engaging in a spar and entering the realm of vengeance. Woodsmoke had angered Tora, cut him deeply befo...
Toraberā Tanaka New Caledonia 7 94 21 June 2021, 05:27 AM
    Thread: A Gentleman's Duel
Post: A Gentleman's Duel

Tora knew more now than he ever expected to learn about Hatchback. After a few patrols with the coyote he knew that he loved horses, enjoyed a game of chance, prefered his fish raw but his meet roaste...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 0 28 31 May 2021, 11:39 PM
    Thread: Unspoken Concern
Post: RE: Unspoken Concern

Woodsmoke retreated at the first touch and Tora followed, shuffling his feet forward in a fencer's stance as he waited for the next opportunity to strike out. This was his forte, what he was best at. ...
Toraberā Tanaka New Caledonia 7 94 31 May 2021, 07:21 PM
    Thread: Unspoken Concern
Post: RE: Unspoken Concern

Woodsmoke seemed tense to speak with him and Tora honestly didn't mind that. She had made a fool of him for trusting her after all, she clearly hadn't been thinking about his feelings. Why should he b...
Toraberā Tanaka New Caledonia 7 94 31 May 2021, 04:50 AM
    Thread: Unspoken Concern
Post: RE: Unspoken Concern

Tora had felt caged recently, trapped in by the cell of responsibility that he had so happily bricked himself up inside. He had built himself a house and a family to feel, made a guild to increase his...
Toraberā Tanaka New Caledonia 7 94 29 May 2021, 01:24 PM
    Thread: Gotta Be Handy With The Steel
Post: Gotta Be Handy With The Steel

It made sense to Tora that Siera had sought him out for instruction. He was the head of the Wraiths after all, a man known for wearing swords and knowing how to use them. Had he been in her place he w...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 1 49 24 May 2021, 06:21 AM
    Thread: Father-Daughter Dance
Post: Father-Daughter Dance

While none of his five other children quite matched Hokori's penchant for all things ass-kicking, Hageshi at least appreciated how violence was sometimes necessary. She understood that there were bad ...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 0 26 24 May 2021, 05:27 AM
    Thread: Dance Partner
Post: Dance Partner

Tora didn't do much mercenary work anymore, the demands of his wife meaning that he had to put an end to his days of seeking out violence for money. A real ball and chain she was, begging him not to t...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 0 23 24 May 2021, 04:27 AM
    Thread: Sail
Post: Sail

The High Lord had signed himself up for something very stupid. A lapse in judgement had triggered one of his famously soul-crushing bouts of doubt, all those whispers of cowardice pushing him to man u...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 1 30 20 May 2021, 04:16 AM
    Thread: Am I Evil?
Post: Am I Evil?

At some point or another Tora was going to have to grapple with the fact that he absolutely did not deserve the life he had. He owned a house, a horse and technically another Luperci, had a wife and s...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 0 45 8 May 2021, 01:08 PM
    Thread: [GUILD] Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship
Post: RE: [GUILD] Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Well that hadn't gone too horribly. There were no egregious gaffes on Tora's end, none of the stuttering or stammering he had worried would infect his speech. None of the others seemed to have any pro...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 6 214 10 April 2021, 12:07 AM
    Thread: [GUILD] Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship
Post: [GUILD] Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

On paper his idea was sound. As New Caledonia increased in numbers, prosperity and size of territory it would begin to attract more and more negative attention. Rival packs looking to extend their inf...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 6 214 1 April 2021, 03:29 AM
    Thread: [M] Shame Shame
Post: RE: [M] Shame Shame

Deflection. Whining like a scolded child, acting as if her shitty little apology was supposed to make up for what she had done. Tora had expected this sort of response from Wither Rose yet still found...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 5 216 10 March 2021, 05:29 AM
    Thread: Dirt Time
Post: Dirt Time

Quote: -- March Thread Prompt: The Garden grows wildly in the wake of laying dormant over winter. Have your character beat back weeds or complete other garden maintenance. -- It had been a long ...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 1 75 10 March 2021, 04:42 AM
    Thread: [M] Shame Shame
Post: RE: [M] Shame Shame

Wither looked like shit but that was unsurprising. By the look of things they had left her tied to the track for hours or even days, a condition that was no doubt unhealthy for her wrists. Tora's firs...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 5 216 9 March 2021, 02:39 AM
    Thread: Wedding Bells
Post: RE: Wedding Bells

She didn't need to finish her sentence, Tora knew exactly what she meant. In that moment at least Eulalie had been the spitting image of her mother down to the blazing eyes and stubborn refusal to be ...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 3 154 8 March 2021, 03:54 AM
    Thread: Bone Breaker
Post: RE: Bone Breaker

Tora's existence was one of meaningless violence. His life was plagued by bloodshed, his work dragging him deeper and deeper into the throes of brutality. He was mean because he had been trained to be...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 7 260 8 March 2021, 01:18 AM
    Thread: [M] Shame Shame
Post: [M] Shame Shame

[mwarn]language, etc[/mwarn] On the one hand, Tora was annoyed. Upset actually, bordering on enraged. For someone who valued pride as highly as he did Wither's actions had been inexcusable. She had...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 5 216 3 March 2021, 04:27 AM
    Thread: Takin' Care of Buissness
Post: Takin' Care of Buissness

After all that time he had spent bettering himself, working on his anger and impulsiveness, months of self-improvement culminating in a proposal that Kalypso had said yes to, all of it was now ashes. ...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 0 65 3 March 2021, 03:45 AM
    Thread: [M] i am your chain reaction
Post: RE: [M] i am your chain reaction

During the planning of the wedding Tora had spent more hours than was healthy worrying. What if no one showed up? What if too many people showed up? What if Kalypso got cold feet at the last second an...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 9 388 3 March 2021, 03:03 AM
    Thread: Wedding Bells
Post: Wedding Bells

Tora had been trying to puzzle out why having a ceremony had been so important to him. He and Kalypso had been sharing the same space even before the introduction their children, sleeping in the same ...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 3 154 28 February 2021, 04:17 AM
    Thread: Business Business Business
Post: Business Business Business

Tora was officially a married man now, a ceremony in front of the whole pack solidifying what had already be put in place by the surprise appearance of six children. With this change in marital status...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 1 104 26 February 2021, 04:59 AM
    Thread: Scent of fresh woodwork
Post: RE: Scent of fresh woodwork

Yuki seemed to take almost nothing from either his father or his mother and Tora was honestly pretty grateful. Kalypso was a wonderful woman and the love of his life but there was no arguing that she ...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 4 145 25 February 2021, 09:57 PM
    Thread: [WEDDING] let your love weave on eternal
Post: RE: [WEDDING] let your love weave on eternal

It made no sense for Tora to be as nervous as he was. He had known this was coming ever since that strangely beautiful dawn out by the birches. He had listened to Eulalie harangue her mother until the...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 13 516 25 February 2021, 07:43 AM
    Thread: Respect
Post: RE: Respect

What Hibiki was saying rang true. The thrones had been Tora's idea and so it fell to him to make all the final decisions. It would have to be Tora who ensured that the pieces were locked into place so...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 7 231 22 February 2021, 01:56 AM
    Thread: Why they got no love for me
Post: RE: Why they got no love for me

Tora had been starting to think that he had misjudged Wither's character. She seemed to be made of pretty stern stuff yet had taken quite a few months to accept his offer of an honest day's wage for a...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 6 268 13 February 2021, 05:00 AM
    Thread: Alone I venture forth, but not far
Post: RE: Alone I venture forth, but not far

The knee went nowhere, a wasted effort. At least it hadn't cost Tora his position. The elbow connected but barely, a glancing blow that would at least give the other fighter something to think about. ...
Toraberā Tanaka Dead Topics 18 344 1 February 2021, 12:16 AM