[AW] Dawn of the Snake
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Kentaro Lykoi


I don't want to change the world
I just wanna leave it colder




Kentaro stood tall he called out through the caverns to call the pack together. His brothers were of age now to be in adult ranks. Normally this normally would be his first but today he was slightly stepping down. Not for Axelle or Mido, nor for Panda but for his mother. Cold hearted he had heard those whispers, tonight though he was kind and gave the former leader the ability to do for her sons like she had always wanted.

Aeron Smiled as she put a golden hand on his shoulder. She said nothing but just stood there she wore a fox cloak Lillith had made her so long ago. She stood proud next to her son though still slightly stooped compared to him. Kentaro looked at her and waited for a moment. He wanted to give this to her and he knew how much it meant to her.

The dark leader watched as the withes filed in never very far from him. He watched as other members filed in and he waited not saying a word. He watched silently as he hoped that Mido and Axelle would come soon they should always be at these. He still didn't know how he felt about Axelle lately and was on edge for the most part. It was almost like she was gunning for him all the time.





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Stonebriar walked through her new pack's village or town. What ever they called them. Seeing people gathering around each other she walked over to see what was going on. dipping her head in respect to those she knew were of higher rank than her. When she got to the back of the group she found it difficult to see. So, thanking her small size once again, she wound her way closer to the front of the gathered pack members. Looking around her green eyes darting to and fro, trying to get the gist of what was going on. There seemed to be an older she-wolf with, what Stone presurmed was, her son. The possible mother looked very pround, as she placed her hand on the male's shoulder. Scooting to the side she didn't want to make others feel like they were being pushed aside by a new pack member. So, after she found a comfortable place to sit she searched the crowd for Mido. The male that brought her to the pack. Not sure that she would find him here, Stone turned her gaze back to the two wolves that were, probably, the cause, or purpose if you will, to this gathering.

Making sure that she was quiet, so she could hear, Stone tried to make out what was going on. She didn't really like questions because she didn't know any one and that made her feel akward. She also knew how annoyed people get when some one asks a million questions like they havn't a clue in the world what is going on. So she kept her maw shut.
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Against all odds, her darling baby brothers had miraculously returned. Their family had long waited for this homecoming, and the pack had all but given up hope for Aeron's youngest princes. Now it was their special ceremony, inducting them back into the ranks but as proud adults instead of the children she remembered them as. Her own Rast did not feel that long ago. Isolde had been shocked to see just how big they were now — she still saw them as the little puppies playing in the Villa. Who were those two great hulking teenagers looking more like Venom by the day? Goodness.

Not that she was complaining. There was such an air of mystery surrounding Viper and Pythius thanks to their time as captives. She was fascinated by the lost boys, and was now eager to reconnect with her brothers, especially Viper; she had more of a chance to know him in their youth since he had been a part of the family longer. (She was one of the few who knew that Pythius was a foundling and not a true twin, and she reveled in the secret knowledge even if it was hardly relevant.) She adored all of her brothers, truly and deeply, and desired for them to adore her just as much.

She fidgeted, though, waiting impatiently for the twins and their grand entrance. What would their sacrifices be? More importantly, would they notice her? Isolde had groomed and preened to the fullest extent of her vanity, and now used the downtime to edge as close to the front of the room as she could. She wore her formal crow feather capelet, and she knew with all its black ribbon bows that she must look adorable. The vain hybrid beamed at Kentaro, trying to catch his eye without being too obvious in front of Aeron.



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Stonebriar saw a very beautiful optime wolf edging closer and closer to the stage. Finally deciding to try and get some information, she got to her paws and walked over to her. Slithering through the group she tried her hardest to not step on any paws. Though, being the clumsy person she was around new dogs, she always managed to place her own paws in the wrong place. "sorry." "oops." and "oh, excuse me." were constantly coming form her mouth. Only until she seated herself beside the wolf, well she assumed she was a wolf--though there were probably many other breeds mixed in with her heritage, did she not step on any one's paws. Or tails.

Stone could feel a few eyes glaring at the back of her head. Ducking her head in shame she wasn't sure that coming over was the best choice for her. But still she came over and she certainly wasn't about to go back. Stone spoke but it came out as a nervous whisper. So she cleared her throat and spoke again, "um...Hi. I was wondering what your name was."
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1418 words → ooc: soooo, I'm going to be posting with Panda as well, so I would like it if you would also maybe give me a few days to post with her before you start another round? Thanks. Also >.>' Have a book since Pythius is now up for adoption(Wiki) and I would like to have Pythius to be put as a Seere, and Dasa for Viper.


His mothers each had come to the boys and told them of the Rast ceremony that they would be going through in a few days, and that gave them time to prepare. Viper had to hunt hard for his sacrifice, and while Pythius wanted to cheat and do the same thing that Viper was doing, the young vampire spat at his brother and told him to bugger off and leave him be. The twins were, for once, completely apart from each other, and Viper had left the security of Anathema to hunt for his sacrifice while the younger and different looking twin looked for his sacrifice around their home in Anathema. Pythius had found himself a colony of bats, and the male used rocks to disturb the bats and once one of the bats flew a little bit too low, he knocked it out of the air with one of the knives that he had taken at the warrior meeting a week prior. The sharp eyes and quick hand of the young male served him well, and the throwing knife digging deeply into the chest of the animal, effectively making it fall to it's death. Pythius had learned a little bit of sewing with Lillith, and proceeded to make his accessory that was made of the bones of the bat. Pythius took the skull and the back bones of the animal and fashioned a bracelet. Pythius did not stop there though, for he wanted to make wings to adorn his back. Since he had time, he did just that by taking down three more bats (this time being less lucky with his knives and taking a few more tries to get them down) and took their wings and discarded their bodies in a fire. When he finished constructing the wings, he attached them a thin deer pelt and dyed the 'wings' black. By the time he had been finished with all of this, it was almost time for the ceremony.

Viper had to travel well out of Anathema to find himself a den of snakes. He looked for them, and he mercilessly dug up some nests that were empty before the familiar rattle of a threatened snake came in his path. The male cackled as he stared at the snake, and stayed well out of it's reach. His scythe accompanied him, and he positioned himself in a defensive position. He had almost been killed by one of these before, and now it was his turn to sacrifice it's life to the gods. He swung his scythe and easily sliced the head off of the snake, luckily not damaging the spine too much as he had done so. True, he had taken almost no chances with this sacrifice, except for the fact that he had taken a very long time to actually be able to find the nest where the snake lingered. Viper grabbed the head and also grabbed the body and he quickly traversed back to Anathema. The night was still young, but he had little time to actually get his tribute together. He realized this on his way back to the mountain pack and he started to skin the snake as he walked. Viper got distracted by the scent of the sun-kissed demoness' scent while he traveled back, and that caused him to stop and wonder if she really was around. He huffed lightly when she did not show herself and he continued on his way back home. He was to invite the pretty woman to his rast, but since she was not around, he guessed that he was going to go to this with only his brother and slave.

Viper simply took the skin from the snake and knew that it would not be dried in time to put into a bracelet like he wanted to, but then he looked at the spine of the snake and he tried to think of what to do with it. He was coming up blank until he started to run home and the repeated hitting of the necklace on his chest finally made a light bulb go off in his head. When he finally got to Anathema, he retired to his room and he started to craft his tribute. He decided to put the vertebrae on his pentacle necklace string and he fastened the skull to where it looked like it was going to eat the pentacle and then the rest of it easily fit on the string and it ended with the rattler on the back of the necklace, slightly rattling as he finally mounted the necklace around his neck and shifted it until it was comfortable. With the organs, he burned them and mixed the ashes with some of Panda's herbs to prepare it for the snakeskin gris-gris that he would make when the skin finally dried out. The male wagged his tail as he found a mirror that was his father's and he preened himself to look as good as he could look, and the bad-ass necklace was sure to be better than what Pythius had in store. Viper didn't even bother to bother his brother and look at what he made, but he was sure that Pythius would have looked for something simple to catch. He was like that.

Morning finally came and the boys had finally finished their tributes and they each got dressed in their finest ware, for their mothers had gifted the boys clothing upon their return. Viper had a nice button down shirt(white) with a black vest and then black pants, while Pythius had a purple half top and and skirt type garment on and a red ribbon tied around his waist. The skirt was long, and it covered most of his legs except for the slits that went all the way up the sides. Pythius also had his mock bat wings draped on his shoulders. Both of the vampire children looked positively dashing, but also very dangerous. They did not leave the temple at the same, and when they did, they were equipped with their weapons, Viper with his scythe and Pythius with his knives.


They approached the set up where there were others already gathered, including their mothers, and father, Venom, and brothers and sister. It was really a family ceremony, and all of the Behr-Trombetta-Sawtooth-Ganesa children and family members were present. This was an important time for the young princes, and everyone seemed to realize this. First to filter in was the young vampire prince, Viper, with his scythe that stood taller than he, but not for much longer, for the boy was starting to grow into his adult skin and it was obvious that he was to be bigger than any of his other siblings. He was a wolf after-all. Viper stood tall and proud and as he approached the alter in which he would receive his new rank and to offer himself and his sacrifice to the gods. The Serpent Prince would be known for this day. The Vampire boy suddenly turned to see his brother filtering in behind him, with his magnificent bat wings and bracelets that adorned both of his arms. He needed no gris-gris to accompany his display. It was obvious to Viper and probably to the rest of them that one had more time to throw things together while the other had time that was against him.


Viper's eyes easily scanned the room, and they lingered on his primped up sister, who seemed to have spent at leas several hours getting herself ready for this. At least he was not the only one who had spent a good hour preening his fur and making sure he was presentable. Soon, after Viper and Pythius were done looking at their company, their eyes turned back to their mother, and brother who stood in the background. Viper's eyes narrowed when he looked over his mother's shoulder and saw the Angelo. Viper did not let displeasure show on his face, but instead he puffed out his chest a little bit and gave the subjects something to look at. Viper would rise in ranks, and he would challenge Kentaro when the time came. Now just wasn't the time, but that didn't stop Viper from staring harshly at the young King. Even the youth knew that the young king did not belong where he was on the heirarchy.

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Stone closed her maw when she saw a couple of teen wolves step onto the stage. They seemed really important and she didn't want to attract too much attention to herself. Though she constantly found herself glimpsing at one of the twin brothers. He seemed livid that the other male was up there, in his current rank, in stead of him. She wasn't sure why, but Stone was sure that he would do something about it.

Realizing that she couldn't quite see what was going on Stone closed her eyes and concentrated. She could feel her bones readjusting to fit her optime form. Her hind legs grew longer while her forelegs grew slightly shorter. She could feel the mane around her face growing longer until it reached a good length past her shoulders. Her spine adjusted to its upright position and Stone opened her eyes. Though she was still small she could now at least see a little be better as to what was going on.
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As usual the greyscale male was busy with his training when the call rang out, his dark ears twitching at the grating coyote-like yowl that resonated out from the Howling Caverns as yet another reminder that their yearling leader was still very much in charge. Vepar had yet to let go of his meager bitterness toward the fact, but being who he was he wasn't about to raise a ruckus over it, and instead fell in line with the rest of the pack in quiet compliance, even if he didn't like it. Unhurriedly the Dasa made his way toward the caverns from the outdoor training area in the village, his tall lean form slipping through the gaping entryway and wandering down the hall into the main meeting hall. Unsurprisingly Vepar was not the first to arrive and was never the last, the greyscale male making his way through the meager crowd and up to the collection of Anathema's higher ups. Those bright orange eyes of his settled upon the Angelo and his mother first, as custom dictated, his maw dipping to them both in a greeting nod. "A formal congrats on your new rank Angelo." He said to Kentaro with the ghost of a smile, his gaze then wandering to the young male's mother. "And one to you as well Aeron, you must be so proud." He was, of course, talking about the ceremony, which from his quick observation of the scene when he arrived suggested it could be nothing else than a Rast for the young Viper and Pythius. His tone, on the other hand, made it seem like he spoke of something else, but he did not linger long enough for either of them to question his words.

Next came a more friendly and respectful nod of greeting to Mido and Axelle – and Itzal by association – before his volcanic eyes found their way to Panda, another proud mother of the young princes being honored that day. To her and Venom he offered another greeting nod and faint smile, a hand reaching forward to lightly pat the proud father on the shoulder before returning to its place at his side. "Congrats to you two as well, they've certainly grown into fine young males." Stepping back a little he finally settled his sights on the two serpentine princes as he moved to stand before them, his smile just a little bit more genuine as he gave the twins a good looking over before speaking. "Finally, the biggest and sincerest congrats to you two, Viper, Pythius. You guys have been through so much in your lives already that this ceremony is long overdue. Welcome to adulthood, my princes." With a somewhat graceless sort of bow Vepar stepped back, giving each adolescent one last look before he wandered his way to a seat near the front and slightly off to the side. Even though he was not part of their large family, the monochromatic beast couldn't help but feel a meager measure of pride when he observed the young princes, happy to be a part of their lives in a small insignificant way, as he was with their father and their slave when the youths were rescued. Eventually his gaze wandered away from the pack's upper ranks to scan the crowd for any familiar faces before eyeing the entrance and watching as the rest of the pack slowly trickled in.

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Ooc: Thanks for waiting Marie! <3 Panda might cry because she's a big pansy and loves her babies xD Also I'm retarded and should have just posted as panda first. Either way, Panda is there before the boys >.> I also purposely didn't mention what objects the 'rents brought because it's a surprise. I also should be assumed that Addict, and dosage are on the outskirts of the ceremony grounds. If Sixx doesn't reply, assume he is also present, doing slave duties.


Panda could not be any more excited for this day. The boys were to be introduced into the adult ranks, and they were to participate in the Rast ceremony, which meant that they also would officially be introduced into the Trombetta clan with the rituals that were normal for the clan of mystics. Since they were the first boys to be born into the clan via Venom's conception, they would be the first that Venom would have to scar. Had the boys not been kidnapped, then Venom would have already marked them of the Trombetta clan, but since they had not reached their 3 month birthday before they were taken, he had not the chance to do it. He prolonged it to their rast ceremony because then they would be able to take a week off to let their eyes heal from the scarification. Panda had been getting her own provisions ready for the boys. This included a week of planning out what she was going to make and gathering the supplies and only a few days if finishing the little projects that she made for the boys. She certainly hoped that they liked the presents, and she finished off with enchanting the objects.


The female was very excited, and Venom too, and for good reason. Panda had spent the last few days not being sour as she had the weeks before, but happy, and this made Venom happy. Not only that but the air around the temple seemed to buzz with curiosity and magick, and this was also making the Trombetta male excited. Panda had a energetic fire in her eyes, one that had been lost since the rise of the youth prince that would now be the youth King and she was using this energy she had for constructive purposes rather than brewing poisons that she would never use but only fantasize about slipping into the meat of the King's breakfast. Her negative thoughts were gone and all she focused on was her sons and their coming of age. She didn't have time to be negative about their brother when her babies were right in front of her, working hard on their tributes (that yes, Panda did peek in on but did not know exactly what they were doing with their skeletons.) and fulfilling the traditions of the mountain pack. Wherever they had been for so long, the boys did not really show it except for maybe their physical brandings that had caused them to stand out against other Anathemans. They were odd in the group, with their slithering tongues and their brandings.


As Panda's chants came to an end, she finally looked to Venom and noticed that he, too was enchanting his own gifts to his sons. The two often worked as a team on things, and often would give gifts that were from both of them, but this was special. This was their children that were becoming adults, much like Lillith had done before them. Even then, Panda and Venom had given her different gifts. Panda closed the circle and gathered her objects from the alter (their energy now making the objects more dense than they really were) and it almost seemed as if the woman had put too much energy into it because of the extra weight that her arms carried. She felt the fur on her arms stand on edge because of the bubbling energy that was in these objects. She smiled softly and put the objects each in their own bag (one for Pythius, and the other for Viper respectively) and once Venom was finished, he too put the objects in the bag before they each silently dressed themselves in their ceremonial dress and they grabbed their things that they needed and they proceeded to leave the temple before the boys in order to make an appearance, get in their positions, and to greet their family with happy looks and to see what gifts that they had fashioned for the boys, if any at all.


When the two got to the meeting grounds, Panda looked at the front first to see Aeron at the front but with Kentaro shadowing her. Panda's eyes were soft (for the first time in awhile) as they looked to her lover but easily and swiftly hardened when her eyes drifted back to the gray child-King. She turned her gaze from him quickly, unwilling to let her good mood be ruined by the sight of him. She twitched her half tail and turned and leaned into Venom's warm embrace. It was then that the woman had looked to Isolde, and a smile embraced her pierced lips. You look beautiful today, Isolde, dear. Simply ravishing. Are you trying to impress someone, love? Panda asked the girl, a friendly but almost sickeningly sweet tone that was not natural for the natural baritone voice that the female had. She looked at Isolde with a strange look that bordered curiosity and intense anger. It was really misdirected though, this look, but she had noticed the girl had been extra preened today, and while she wondered if it was because of any certain reason, she also knew that Isolde was on Kentaro's side of the fence, and Panda liked to drop subtle hints like that. It was no sooner that a newcomer to Anathema had pushed pass Panda and Venom to seat herself next to Isolde. Panda looked harshly at the newcomer and flattened her ears lightly. I suggest you watch who you are pushing past, Zepar. Panda let a small growl pass her lips after the girl seated herself and muttered something to Isolde.


It was around this time that her attention had peeled away from the beautiful, blossoming female and the Zepar to the tall dark Vepar who had approached Panda and Venom. He congratulated them on the princes, and Panda nodded her head lightly, dropping her angered look to look at Vepar, who she was friendly with. It was Venom that he touched though and Venom chuckled lightly and smiled proudly, and genuinely. Vepar, you have been a big help with the princes, so a thank you, and a congrats to you, should the boys choose to follow in my footsteps and become of the warrior ranks. Venom retorted, a happy smile on his maw as he looked at his friend. Venom liked the male, and was friendly with him more so than Venom normally was with others because Venom felt an odd sense of friendship with the dark male. It was obvious that the Creo was easily accepted among the Trombetta and Behr family. Thank you, Vepar. Venom is right, you are valued along my family. Your loyalty soon will be proven to Anathema, so the boys are not the only ones to be congratulated on this proud day. Panda easily spoke to him with a smile and then as he excused himself, she turned to finally take a seat.


Panda looked to the boys as they finally made their entrance and the softest, and most motherly smile came across her face as she looked at the Princes in their finest outfits and adorned with their tokens that they had made. Pythius' had more time put into it, while Viper's was simple, yet extremely dangerous, and also easily, and naturally worn. While the bracelets on Pythius were a nice touch, the wings were a little much. The twins were both actually smiling, and somehow, and someway they had made Panda's world be put back together. In turn of seeing the boys so happy, she had a silly smile push itself on her lips and she snuggled lovingly into Venom's side, waiting for Aeron to call the meeting to attention and to speak of the meaning of the boys' tributes.

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Better late than never! Also, for their gifts, Viper: Ring 1, Ring 2, Crossbow; Pythius: Ring 1, Ring 2, Sickle. | 500+ words.

Axelle and Itzal had been on the farthest side of the territory, the beach, when the howl was sounded. The two of them had been spending a lot of time together, talking about puppies and possibly continuing their reign together. Axelle liked the idea of more Napiers (since Itzal did not have a surname to contribute), but honestly, the idea of motherhood scared the shit out of her. Her last chance hadn’t ended so well, but then again this time it wouldn’t be induced by a psychopath – well, at least not an unwanted psychopath.

The two of them made their way to the Ceremony grounds as fast as they could – which ended up making them slightly late since they did not bring a horse with them. Subtly, quietly, the dual-toned Atheed and her Dasa mate made their way to the front, noting that the boys had not yet walked onto the stage and everyone was still settling in. They sat beside Panda, where she and Venom sat beside Isolde. Axelle smiled at the patchwork female, speaking as she passed, ”You look lovely, Isolde.” Itzal found a seat beside Venom, with his mate following. He left a seat between them, with Axelle sitting on the other side, close enough to regard Kentaro with expressionless eyes. ”Congratulations to Panda and Venom – your boys have grown into fine young adults,” he spoke just loud enough for them to hear. Shortly after, Vepar took the seat between them. Itzal nodded back to him as he turned to sit beside him. ”Welcome Vepar,” the Atheed spoke, giving him a small smile while Itzal’s head was turned toward him as well.

Earlier that day, and the few days notice they had before, they had been scrambling, wracking their brains looking into what kinds of gifts they could give to the boys. Itzal decided to get them weapons - as growing boys, they would need something to defend themselves. But since Itzal already knew that Viper had a scythe - he attempted a different approach. Instead of getting the child yet another melee weapon, he found a crossbow, similar to the one his mate wielded and from the same place she found hers. For his brother, he found a hand sickle - not really knowing what to give to the boy. He barely knew them.

Axelle, however, attempted a different approach. While she knew they were the prized princes of Aeron and her mates, she decided to deck them out in jewelry that would make them look more their part. She found each of the boys two masculine rings - and tucked them away in two cloth bags - one deep green, and the other blue to distinguish the two from each other. The green one was for Viper, while the blue for Pythius. Both of the boy's rings clinked gently inside the bags, which were tied closed with a piece of string. She held them in her hands while she looked forward at the stage.

It was then that the boys walked onto the stage, and mostly everyone fell silent. There were a few congratulations shouted to them – but her party remained quiet. There was a proud smile planted on hers for obvious supportive reasons, and a faint one planted on Itzal’s. He kept a neutral facial expression. As the boys came closer to the edge of their platform, the work they put in for their tributes was obvious. Venom wore a necklace, while Pythius wore magnificent bat wings and two bracelets. Maybe it was Pythius’ way of standing out from his attention-dominating brother. Today would be his time to shine – even possibly more than Viper, even though his necklace looked cool too.


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Kentaro Lykoi


It's time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through




As the room filled Kentaro found himself backing slightly. Aeron smiled as she held her head high. It was odd for Kentaro when was the last time he had seen his mother like this? Was it at his and his siblings coming of age. He stepped back fully looking to Isolde he smiled wide. She was magnificent wasn't she. He turned his attention back to his mother.

The golden woman had not been in front of Anathema in what seemed like forever. Welcome everyone to the joyous ceremony for my two youngest sons Viper and Pythius. She spoke her tone carried almost stronger then what Kentaro's did. There was just something about Aeron and her ability to be in front of others She commanded respect and Attention in a way Kentaro did not understand.

So long ago all of Anathema thought we had lost our last princes but here you stand today before everyone as adults. She smiled as they came forward. Viper you have grown into a fine young man with so much more to learn. You brought a snake for your tribute which is very fitting for my snake prince. This creature represents an impulsive nature, shrewdness in life. Both these things can be good but will mostly find you in trouble more often then not. She spoke in warning.

She turned to look at Pythius A bat not quite what I thought you would bring us. He represents the ability to end one phase of life and start another. The concept of rebirth does not always mean death. As now you are no longer a child but being reborn a man. The bat can sense vibrations and you will learn to understand them as well. She stated smiling

Aeron looked around the room for a moment as she reached for her sword. She gripped the sheath Viper your old enough now to be trusted with family heirlooms. To you I gift my sword I no longer have a need for it I hope it always keeps you safe. She spoke handing it to him. And Pythius to you something I know you will treasure. She spoke waving o Catrin to bring oer the small package. Open it now or later but this is just for you She spoke as Catrin handed off the clothing package. Now everyone enjoy the feast!

Kentaro huffed as he made his way down to Isolde. You look good is that for me? He questioned keeping his voice low. As he looked to Axelle Itzal Panda and Venom. They all had seemed interested in her earlier. Maybe he should brand her as his she thought jokingly.



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Catching sound of the Angelo’s call he headed to the location of the gathering with his gifts for the boys in hand. Already a small crowd seemed to have gathered at the ceremonial grounds. Since the Rast was for the youngest princes of the pack it should come as no shock to him. With silence and stealth he meandered around the bodies. Staying out of sight he made sure not to interrupt. Hearing the delight in the former Angela’s voice was nice. She was happy to see her boys grow up, and it showed. Near the feast the Rakeeb set his gifts on the table. A golden hand held telescope, and an armor padded warriors vest, the boys could duke it out for picks if they liked.

Appearing without warning near Kentaro and his mother the male smiled softly. For whatever reason these events seemed to lighten his heart, maybe because he hadn’t the chance to experience it he enjoyed seeing others have the opportunity to go through it. Glancing to each of the parents he made no effort to avoid direct eye contact with them while he smiled. You seem proud of your boys, as you should be. He happened to be looking to Panda and Venom when he spoke. Shifting his attention to the young men he nodded to them. Making it this far you both have done well. No matter what you do or where you go, remember to leave your mark on this world. Give us all reason to be proud. On his masked face lingered a grin.

After saying his bit icy eyes found the food that played games with his nose. If his jaw hadn’t been locked tight his tongue might just fall out of his mouth his salivating mouth. He eyed the feast and imagined but couldn’t decide on all the things he wanted to go for first.



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1090 words → ooc: Before another round is started i would like to post with Panda again. Guys, feel free to post around me though! <3


Children they were no more, here they stood in front of their mothers, and father as adults, and by the announcement that their mother had finally made to the pack, it was not expected that they would necessarily be found or be able to stand here. They had survived against all odds, and they really had the witch woman, Lillith to thank for that. Viper silently thanked his witch mother as he was the first to receive his congratulations first from Vepar, a newcomer to Anathema, but already trusted with the ranking tier that Viper himself was to venture into. Viper did this purposely to become closer with the male, and for the male to serve as a sort of mentor for him. His simple tribute might have been looked over by a bunch of the others, especially since Pythius' was more flashy, but his was definitely even more dangerous than the Rast from the year before, when Kentaro brought in a cougar. Had Viper not seen the rattlesnake that rested before his feet when he did, he was sure that he would have been bitten an killed this time. Viper smiled to the dark toned male and wondered what gifts he might have brought for the princes, since it was obvious that they were to receive gifts, for his mother and father stood with extra things, as well as Axelle, and Itzal. When they had made their presence known.

Viper and Pythius accepted their congratulations with smiles and bows before they finally made it to the alter and their mother spoke. She observed them, and spoke with power in her voice, one that would suggest to Viper that she was still powerful even in her weakened and disgraced placing on the ranks. This made the serpent prince smile wide, and it was almost a sickly sweet as his fierce eyes laid upon his mother. It was obvious that he was proud and that his tribute, while small, did hold a great amount of power and significance to him. She was not surprised by what he had brought to her, and she easily spoke to him of the impulsive and shrewdness nature of a snake, and while the virtues might be good, there was a warning of how is tended to bring trouble.

Eyes turned to his twin when his mother moved on to speak to the death bringer. He, by whatever book their mother had been going by, was a reaper, and he was the one who was worthy of the scythe over the snake boy. This made Viper grip his scythe's handle hard and he could feel his claws dig into his hand. He would not let Pythius take his title as the Reaper Prince. Pythius would have to learn something else, such as the elegance of his tongue for example. They both bowed deeply to their mother when the speech was over, and when they both got back to their feet, Aeron made a motion and grabbed her sword that had been in it's sheath and attached to her waist. She handed it to Viper, and the wide-eyed boy looked to his mother as she explained that he was old enough to take the sword, and that it was an heirloom. She also wished that it served him well, and he smiled to her and took the sword from her hands. It will sssserve me well, mother. I will take care of it. the male spoke easily and he moved to tie the string of the sheath to his belt and that was when Pythius also received a gift from his mother. Pythius was jealous of the sword that Viper got, and felt that it was unfair that he was to only receive clothing, but he did not say anything and rather he smiled and looked to the woman that was his mother and he bowed in thanks. Viper moved forward and kissed his mother in the traditional Salsolian way, and then everyone was dismissed to enjoy the feast.

Venom stood then, and approached his sons. Venom had no informed the boys that they would also be initiated as Trombetta males this day, but he did have his athame in his hand, and he took each of the bags that held the gifts he had for them in his other hand and once he approached the boys, he held the bags to them. Viper wrapped his hands around a red packed bag, the volatile aura drawing him in like a moth to the flame while Pythius had no choice but to pick the blue one that had a watery aura that was fluid and ever-changing. Oggi vi farà diventare non solo gli uomini, e scegli il tuo percorso in Anathema, ma vi sarà anche contrassegnata con il marchio dei maschi Trombetta. Inginocchiati davanti a me, i miei figli. spoke Venom to each of his sons. Viper was the first to get on one knee, eager to please his father, while Pythius was only a fraction of a second later. Venom approached the boys and first went to Viper, grabbed his face and lifted his chin. Chiudete gli occhi the father spoke to his sons, and they obeyed without hesitation. Venom then took his knife to his son's face and made a cut to his flesh right above each of his eyes. They would match their father now. Venom repeated the same procedure on Pythius and then let the boys get up to accept the gifts they would receive from the others that were in attendance.


Viper and Pythius both grew tired and hungry from all of this attention, and Viper was glad that he could finally eat something, for his thirst grew as the time passed of him being in the presence of so many different canids. Viper suddenly found himself in front of his sister and brother, Isolde and Kentaro. Kentaro seemed to be whispering something into the ears of his beautiful sister, and Viper could feel jealousy bloom in his chest for the Angelo commanding the attention of their sister and the most beautiful girl in the room. Today was the day that he was to be celebrated, and therefore he should get everyone's attention. He felt a rumble pass his lips as he looked at his brother with his bright and multicolored eyes. His long tail lashed back and forth before his mother, Panda, suddenly touched him and caused him to whirl around to look at her instead.


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The ceremony was great, and for some reason, Axelle had become anxious to start her own family. She had not known what could possibly be growing in her stomach, but she wished to be the proud mother of some young Anathemans in the future who would also be getting praise, gifts, and a ceremony. She would raise fine young warriors, she was confident of this. They would be on her side and be her little minions – who would start off fresh and would have no enemies. They would make her and Itzal proud.

Her mate was the first to rise, which broke her concentration. She looked up at him, and him down at her, ”Come with me to grab some food before it’s all gone.” Axelle stood, pushing her thoughts to the side and throwing her gaze toward Viper who looked to be busy at the moment with Aeron and Panda at his side. Though, she followed his angered gaze to Isolde and Kentaro and her stomach turned. He was way too close to her to be brotherly – he was up to something else. Itzal had been oblivious to it all, but a malicious voice echoed within him as his eyes fell briefly upon Isolde, A fine piece of ass, that is… Itzal couldn’t agree, and in turn, walked the opposite way towards the feast table. Not bothering to grab a plate, he went straight for a large elk leg, where he just held and chomped on. He stood to the side waiting for Axelle to get her things. He left his presents by his chair, which he planned to return. He kept his eyes on their seats while Axelle was busy filling her plate with a variety of meats.

The two of them returned to their seats moments later and chomped down their meats. Axelle had kept an eye on the young princes, and when she noticed that Panda was about to leave, she nudged Itzal and put her plate down on the chair. She grabbed the small leather bags, but before that checked to make sure she wasn’t full of food on her face or pelt. She approached the boys, confident that Itzal would be behind her any moment. ”I was waiting for you to be done with your Mom; these are for you. While I expected everyone else to give you items that you can actually use, I figured that you should be adorned more like princes. Enjoy,” she gave both the boys their intended pouches and moved to the side as Itzal approached as well. ”I figured to go the more practical way. That is my style after all. For you, Pythius, a hand sickle – perfect for cutting into your enemies; and for you Viper, a crossbow, similar to the one Axelle is so trained with,” Itzal handed both of them their gifts and bowed to each of them, Axelle stood behind him, smiling. ”Congratulations to both of you,” Itzal spoke, smiling and turned away to return to his seat to guard his and Axelle’s food. Before following him, Axelle spoke, ”If either of you need practice with those – you know where to find me.” Then she turned away and returned to her spot to continue to eat with her mate.


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Volcanic eyes wandered the crowd, picking out familiar faces as well as new ones. He was happy to see the pack growing more and more, even in the wake of a sudden change in leadership, and even more so was he happy to have Viper and Pythius moving into the adult ranks where they could really make a difference in the pack. Blinking out of a momentary daze he brought his gaze to the others as they trickled up to speak to the higher ups and the young princes before things got underway, the well-wishers each saying what they had to say, giving their gifts, and then folding back into the crowd. Vepar touched his claws together absently, a little ashamed he had no material gifts to give the serpentine young males, but he hoped his clever little idea would suffice as a worthwhile present.

Once the din of voices settled within the hall Aeron stepped forward and carried out the ceremony, opening the floor to mingling, mealtime, and merriment thereafter. The monochromatic male rose from his seat and happily moved over to the table to snatch some tender rabbit meat on a plate before wandering his way back to his seat, bright orange eyes watching the crowd gathering about the princes as he tucked into his food for a moment. It wasn't until Axelle and Itzal approached the duo, offered their presents, and then returned to their seats that Vepar finally rose from his own and lapped away the blood and bits of food from his face, rubbing his ashen maw upon his arm for good measure as he placed his plate on an empty spot on the table and made his way up to the princes.

"You'll have to forgive me guys." He said somewhat ruefully once there was a good place for him to jump in and speak to the twins. "I didn't have anything worthwhile to trade for some crazy weapons or fancy jewelry, so I can only offer you what I know." Something akin to a sly little grin eased its way to his ash dipped maw as he looked at Viper and then Pythius, his gaze moving between the two of them as he continued. "I want you two to know how to fight and fight well, because you never know when you'll be caught without a weapon. So when you're ready, I'll be around here or out at the training grounds, and I will teach you everything I know. That's a promise." Rather than reach out and ruffle the silvery mop of hair atop the young males' heads, as he was oft to do in their youth, he instead rested a hand on each of the snake princes' shoulders in a much more adult manner before stepping back and excusing himself, revisiting the food table to snag a few more chunks of rabbit meat before returning to his seat.

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Ooc: Approaching the boys is okay as well! <3


The eyes that greeted her were harsh at first, but instantly softened before arms suddenly wrapped around her from the larger of the two boys. Panda whined softly, feeling her grip on her emotion slipping as her hands wrapped around the skinny coywolf that was now an adult in Anathema. He was to be celebrated on this day, and she couldn't have wished for this day to be more proud than it was. They had suffered, both mother and son through these hard months away from each other, but at this moment, Panda had found her son, and she would never let him go. She never wanted to let him go now, and she grew afraid that he would leave her, like Lillith had done before them. Lillith leaving had crushed Panda, and while she took the betrayal in stride she still had been confused as to what had happened to where the girl would have become so dark.


Viper whispered sweet words to sooth his mother and her emotional state and he politely drew away from her and allowed his brother to also hug her, which sent another huge emotional wave through the shaman to where she couldn't help but feel embarrassed about being so on the verge of tears about this day. She sniffled as Pythius drew away from her, and she looked at them with happy eyes with a solemn overtone. Something worried her, and she did not try to let it out, for this was a happy day, but without even looking at her, Venom could tell that she worried for them. Venom too, worried for his children as they were now adults to be sent out into the world, and there was no doubt that they would, someday either become great kings in Anathema, or go off on their own journey to become who they were always destined to be. Panda sighed happily and did not have gifts to give them, for they were already in their bags that they held at their wastes. Oh, my dears, you look so tired. You deserve a good rest after the celebration, just hold out a little longer, okay? she told them at first before she looked at each of them, taking in their handsome appearances. They looked just like their father at that age, and it was strange, yet so fitting. Panda dreamily glanced to Venom and smiled, before pulling her gaze back to her prized boys.


You have already received your token of the Behr clan, for the necklaces that adorn your neck are from me, given to each of you upon your birth. Within each of your bags you will have received another necklace, each with the symbol for your rising signs, as well as for invoking gods and spirits. I also have included a few crystals, and a special tunic for both of you. she spoke to the boys, telling them of some of the contents of their bags, but this was not the only things that she had given to each of them. They would have to open their bags later and find out what things that both Venom and Panda made and procured for the boys. I also present you with your own horses, Sweet Addiction for Viper, and OverDosage for Pythius. May they serve you well, boys. she spoke to them, happily looking to them and then giving each of them a lick on their cheeks. She then finally let the boys go about their business and she turned back to Venom. She was tired too, and wished to retire for the evening, but knew that she might as well get some food from the bountiful feast, for Venom had been one of the ones to help get the meats. She snuggled into Venom's chest for a moment and just stayed there before she felt her stomach growl and she turned from Venom and motioned for him to follow her to grab some food. They passed the approaching Axelle and Itzal and she gave them a nod of her head and made her way to the feast of meat and some vegetables, and even some potatoes and an apple dish that was delicious.


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what I did not forget to reply to this but pride has gifties for Viper and Pythius which look like this

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Pride hung at the edge of the crowd, watching mostly from a distance. She had almost forgotten to get something or other for her brothers, although she had scrambled to find something for them that they would like, hopefully. The two seemed somewhat fond of snakes, so she had bracelets for the two that she held tightly between her padded fingers, waiting for the right moment to pad up to the two and give them their gifts. At least she hadn't gotten them nothing. As soon as Panda had finished giving the two their gifts, which included horses, the coyote padded up to her smaller brothers. She paused for a moment before straightening up slightly and holding out the bracelets, each shaped like a snake. They were somewhat dirty, chipped in places, although in relatively fair condition.

"For you two," she said, explaining that they were for the boys in case they didn't realize it. Pride's tail twitched, milky colored eyes searching their faces for their reactions to the small gifts. "Congratulations," she added, moving her head in a nod. As soon as the two grabbed the silver-hued bracelets she would back away again and slink to the back of the crowd once again, or try and catch Mido's attention, Whichever she felt like doing.

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OOC: pfft, here have another huge post. WC:1402

He had not meant to give his mother such a harsh look, for she had not deserved it, but was she blind to the actions of their brother? Did they not share a father, the two half siblings? Viper was still young and did not commit sexual liaisons but he did harbor a sort of possessiveness over the females of his family. He did not like the feeling of Kentaro giving Isolde the sort of attention that he was giving her. Viper's glare softened as he looked to his mother and then fell into her embrace. She was so warm and the way that she smelt made Viper feel comfortable. It was akin to the way he felt when Aeron was in the vicinity of him, which made him feel safe and with his family. Like he belonged. Mother, I am sssso happy on this day, I will serve you, and make you proud. You will ssssee. the boy muttered to her before she pulled away from him and spoke of her concern for their lack of sleep. Mother, we are young, one night of no sleep was no feat. Viper commented loosely with a chuckle. Yes, he was much like his father when he was younger. Charming, and completely a different person when he was around Panda. As if he was meaning to protect her from who he really was. Maybe Viper did do this to make sure his mother did not know the real him, but hadn't his father been the same way? His brother? His sister? They all protected Panda and she was blind to all of it. It didn't cross Viper's mind that Panda might know, and she just looked at the world in a much different light than he and the rest of their family.

Viper let his mother talk then, listening to her words and glancing over to the bag that his brother had received and it's watery aura. It was strange, the way that his seemed to burn, while Pythius' was watery and almost looked as if it was just simply a bag or balloon filled with water, as if dropped it would burst and leave only a wet surface. Did Pythius' bag contain valuables that were fragile? Viper would make sure to make Pythius show him all of the contents of the bag later, or suffer dearly for it. Every time he did glance over to Pythius he grew angry because of the showy wings that he was able to make, while Viper simply had a rattling necklace and no gris-gris to show for it because he didn't cure the skin in time. Viper turned back to his mother when she started to speak of another gift. The boys had walked to this party, rather than riding as the Malpas and Marbas had done, bringing the boys with the two young stallions as well as riding their own steeds, Vitani and Xanderlend. Pythius and Viper then hugged their mother once more and gave her the Salsolian kisses on the cheeks before they turned away and started to make their way towards the food. They didn't make it before they were approached by the Atheed, and her mate, Itzal.

Viper did not grow tiresome of the attention, but it was slightly more obvious that the sleepy Pythius was more interested in going to go get some food and gorging himself before sleeping for the next 12 hours. Still, they both remained respectful and with smiles on their faces as Axelle came to them and spoke of them of being adorned like princes should. Viper eyed the bags in her hand with an intensity and as he was handed the bag, he didn't wait to open this one. Presents were best opened in front of the one who gave them, and Viper wanted to be sure that he would like whatever was in the bag before the woman left, in case he was allowed to throw it in her face- to actually nicely return it to her, or trade it off for something of more value. Two rings were at the bottom of his bag and he took them out and looked at each of them and then tried them on each finger until they fit. The band ended up fitting on his right ring finger and then the scorpion ring ended up on his left index finger. He smiled and played with his fingers to get them comfortable, for he never wore a ring before, much less two. Thank you for your beautiful giftssss hissed the serpent prince before his brother also thanked the Atheed for his rings that he too placed on his fingers right away, though his ended up with the pentacle ring on his left middle finger and the gear one on his right index finger.

After they gave thanks to Axelle, Itzal was quick to also offer the boys his gifts. Pythius was given his gift first, which Viper noted and almost wanted to smack the hand-sickle from Pythius' hand, but obviously didn't because they were in the public eye. Viper put on his sickly sweet smile again and listened to the words of the male as he was finally addressed and given a crossbow. Viper needed more weapons, it seemed, for he had now three different weapons that he would need to train with. Viper bowed his head lightly in thanks and Pythius voice another thank you to Itzal and Axelle before the Atheed and her mate moved away from them, and they were left to their own devices again. Viper situated himself, putting his crossbow to his back (by the strap that was on it)and putting his red bag to the ground for a moment. He only had a little time to stuff the smaller ring bag into his red bag before their “uncle” Vepar had approached them. Vepar offered his services and his apology for not having some sort of gift. Viper wondered if the male really did not have anything to trade or if he didn't bother to get them anything, but he didn't let that curiosity sit on his face, for he was smarter than that. Instead he smiled once more, this one a more geniune one than he might have been giving to others who had approached him and his brother. They were slightly happy that they did not have to be adorned with more things, but then again, this was a day for them. They were being celebrated on this day, and maybe they should have welcomed it better. At least Pythius could have been more happy, but he was nervous because he knew that some of the things that others had done for him would make Viper angry and while his brother knew to behave in public, he was much more merciless when they were alone.

Finally, their sister, Pride had come to them and offered them two armlets. They nodded a silent thank you to her and smiled their sweet smiles before she dismissed herself and the boys finally were able to book it towards the food. They each looked to gifts that were placed on the table and Viper grabbed the protective armor while Pythius went for the telescope. Both things would serve the boys well. They recognized that Mido, the Rakeeb had given these things to the boys and Viper looked to the male and nodded his head. Thanks Mido! he called to him and waved his hand over to the male and he proceeded to use the inside of the chest plate as a dish. He knew what it really was for, but Viper was tired, hungry, in pain(because of his scarred eyes) and now burdened with the tributes of the Anathemans. He chuckled lightly and gathered an array of meat and bread, and even snuck some of the wine that was on the table before he quickly moved to their own seats with their bags and he started to eat. Pythius spent a little bit more time at the table before he had joined Viper and ate alongside his brother. The boys were so tired that it barely looked as if they would be able to eat all the food that they got, but they would eat like the men they now were.

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