E for Effort

Saga

POSTED: Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:45 pm

[MV] October Thread Prompts wrote:“Winter is just around the corner and many of the residents of Winterwynd will want to make sure their residences are able to protect them from the elements. Either ready your own home, a packmate's or a communal building for the coming winter!”

Secui | The Ruined Vasts | NPCs: Sindri & Einarr (+345)

Skadi and Sindri are both in their Secui forms. Einarr is still in…bear xD

It had been by sheer luck that they’d managed to fell the fleet-footed creature. A misstep up the moss and leaf-covered stone steps had caused it to fumble, and the siblings had descended upon it in a rushed craze to kill it before the young buck had the chance to regain its footing. Einarr and Sindri had pinned down the legs while Skadi dove in for the killing bite on its jugular. The buck had flailed, and the youths had nearly lost their grip. Struggled and struggled it did until it finally gurgled its last breath.

Tired and panting, the three of them sat on the downed deer for good measure, hoping their combined weight might keep it pinned should it have pulled a fast one on them. Though it was a young and small buck, it had been quite powerful for the three Mistwalkers. They let out victorious laughs as they panted, grinning widely at each other at their accomplishment without their mother. Eventually, Sindri found enough breath to let up a howl and Skadi joined him.

Skadi was the first to recover, licking the blood from her lips. “Do you know how to skin it like mom does?” She asked, tilting her head to Sindri.

He let out a few more puffs before he stood up and sat back onto his haunches. “It probably won’t be pretty,” he admitted. He’d been practicing his knife skills ever since they’d both shifted, however, he was still frustratingly green.

“Doesn’t have to look nice,” Einarr reassured, still lazily drooped over the buck’s haunches. “I’m sure mom won’t care. It’s just going to be used for bedding or to cover the windows anyways.”

The sister nosed her brother’s neck before bumping his shoulder with her own. “Yeah.” At the sight of a reassured smirk, she turned her glacier eyes onto the dead buck. “Now, how do we want to take this thing home?”

Both boys were silent as they, too, stared at the dead beast.

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POSTED: Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:27 am

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It had been the joyous howl that had caught her attention, and curiosity had willed her to seek out the children, though they were scarcely children anymore. Her own son made an attempt to copy the sound, though it sounded rather more like a strangled cat than a triumphant howl. Still, she praised his attempts dryly before she scruffed him in her mouth and carried him off to the source of the celebrations.

It didn't take long to find the young trio, the scent of effort thick in the air. As she followed their trail, she realised how grateful she was that Ragna had taken the bear cub in. They had always been a trio, the Eklund's children, and for what had felt like a painfully long time, they had only been a duo. Though Einarr would never replace Steinarr for anyone in the Vale, his presence repaired what was always destined to be three.

She got some inkling as to what had caused their jubilations as she approached and the thick scent of buck filled her lungs. Picking up the pace, she zeroed it with more interest, coming upon the siblings still grouped around their prize, still recovering from the thrill of the chase. Overhearing the last words of their exchange, the Ursarchon greeted them with a muffled bark before she set Ramsey down and answered their query.

'You drag it.' she smirked, 'It's the least interesting aspect of a hunt, mind you.'

Ramsey toddled over to the felled buck, pouncing on one of it's splayed legs clumsily and beginning his own feeble assault.

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POSTED: Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:06 am

NPCs: Sindri & Einarr (+353)


All three heads turned sharply at the sound of a muffled bark. The Ruined Vasts were not far from the Vale’s western border, and their mother had been strict in ensuring they be wary of rogues and trespassers after what had happened to their brother. They were pleasantly surprised to find the familiar, mottled pelt of their leader to be the source of the greeting. At once, they were all on their feet. “Ursarchon!” They greeted happily in unison. Sindri and Skadi’s tails wagged, and, being the closest and without a long tail, Einarr moved to lick her chin.

“On big hunts, do we normally drag it all the way back to Winterwynd?” Sindri inquired curiously.

Skadi, meanwhile, gently prodded Ramsey with her nose as he attacked the dead deer in a fearsome, puppy way. “For just us, Mom usually has Jack carry it home or makes us cut it up first.” She eyed the young buck contemplatively. It was too heavy for any of the yearlings to carry, and it’d take all three of them to drag it all the way back home. The thought of the pelt being ruined from the arduous process didn’t seem lost on Sindri either, judging by his melancholy frown.

“We wanted to surprise Mom,” Einarr interjected then, “Since she’s been working really hard to get the house prepared for winter since there’s four of us now.” According to Glade, things had been different when it had been just them and the horses. She had to hunt more now—especially with Einarr’s appetite—and needed more provisions for the days they weren’t successful. The meat from the buck would make a lot of jerky, and the pelt—if they managed to salvage it—would help keep them warm for their first winter.

“Could you help us, Ursarchon?” Skadi asked.

“Please?” Sindri coaxed, tail wagging and a persuasive, submissive smile on his lips. “We’ll let you keep one of the antlers for Ramsey to chew?”

“Or both, if you really want them,” Einarr added, hoping to sweeten the deal.

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POSTED: Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:23 pm

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The Ursarchon embraced the large bear as best she could given her lack of arms and the size difference between her and the youth. She smiled to herself, pondering how the Saga of a few months ago would have reacted to not only the persistence of a bear in their midst, but the overwhelming acceptance and, dare she say it, affection for him.

'Most of the time.' she responded with a nod, 'There's usually enough of us to make it an easy enough job. Provided the skins aren't needed for anything aesthetically pleasing.' Dragging heavy carcasses across varying terrain often dirtied the pelts, and while that was fixable, gashes from sharp rocks and tugging jaws were more of an issue. 'But yes, it's easier to section it alone or in smaller groups.' Saga had never needed such skills. Her size meant taking down larger game wasn't usually an option and that meant she was usually able to drag home whatever she took down alone.

The Ursarchon's smiled widened, 'I'm sure she'll be very grateful of it.' she assured, 'And yes, of course, I'll help you. Just tell me what to, you guys are in charge.'

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POSTED: Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:50 pm

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The trio contemplated their option of just dragging the young buck home. The pelt would be nothing but practice for Sindri’s tanning skills, and would be used as something to sleep on at most, a curtain to keep out the cold maybe at best. All in all, the children had little need to keep the pelt pristine or in immaculate shape, though, presenting it to their mother with only a few holes versus a hundred of them would have made them feel more accomplished about their first big kill.

Skadi, Sindri, and Einarr all whooped in excitement when Saga agreed to help them in their endeavor. The two Secui siblings’ tails wagged and Einarr sat back on his haunches with a smile.

“Do you think we could carry it?” Sindri asked hopefully. “Either with the three of us shifted or—” He glanced at his brother with a considering stare. “—maybe across Einarr’s back?”

Skadi put a paw down on the buck’s stomach and attempted to push the deer with it. The organs and fleshy bits jiggled, but the dead animal hardly budged. “I don’t think even Einarr could carry this thing,” she said skeptically. Small and young as the buck was, it was still heavy, likely a hundred or so pounds at the lightest.

“We could tie it to a branch, maybe?” Einarr suggested. “Like how Mom roasted that pig that one time?”

All three pairs of eyes looked to the Ursarchon for approval of the idea or not.

“Then we could take it to the house and skin it without a bunch of holes,” Skadi suggested.

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