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POSTED: Thu May 10, 2018 11:17 pm

Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

Being the Director of Salsola meant a number of things. Idrieus had already completely one aspect of this role flawlessly since the day she had become the Apprentice. It had been her task to make sure the other members of the kingdom were prepared for any kind of attack they might face, large or small. Even those whom would normally not join Salsola on the battlefield needed basic knowledge in some form of combat to not only protect themselves, but also their loved ones. There had been more than one occasion where their enemies had been able to push past their borders, stepping into the heart of the kingdom.

More than that, it was about knowing your surrounding. There were a number of packs that the Paladin had learned about, some more so than others. Some would need to be visited again, more information to gather and the like. No doubt there were other packs out in the area. These were the ones she needed the most information on. Other opportunities would come to return to her previous findings, but this time it was in search of the new.

Blonde locks brushed against the marking of Salsola along her chest. No need for prying eyes to see that.

The dog woman pressed on past Amherst, pushing into the wooden lands of the northern territories. The bar had been one of her furthest journeys to the north, leaving many of this land still unknown to her. The southern reaches beyond Salsola were much easier to navigate with her multiple trips. It seemed the same would need to be done in this regard. Blue gaze moved over her shoulder just enough to see the path behind her before pressing on ahead. There was more to see of this land moving than just standing around.

Backdated to probably around the beginning of May. Is that ok? +300 words.

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POSTED: Sat May 26, 2018 8:42 am

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It was the first time in a long while Saga had left the embrace of the Vale. She had no real reason to, but occasionally the feeling struck her, and she ventured past the borders and explored the land which was still unfamiliar to her. The dappled woman traveled in her feral form, as conspicuous as her marbled coat was against the grasses that blanketed the land, her meek size at least lessened the effect. She moved quickly but with ease and grace, traversing the hills and fells like they were flat earth. The weather too was improving, instead of the rainy Spring mornings she was usually greeted with, she now found herself waking up to (albeit weak, but strengthening) rays of light beating through the cracked windows.

Saga didn't like to spend a lot of time outside of the Vale admittedly. Whatever work and whatever heroics she performed out in the vast neutral territories came outside of the gaze of the Ravenking and the Nightstag and so they were likely of less benefit than what she did within the borders. It seemed as though the D'Angelo daughter her indeed inherited the need for power and esteem that would've suited her so well in her birthplace. But she had made her decision to leave, and it was not something she regretted. So fickle was the nature of Salsola, and so purchasable was favour.

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POSTED: Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:32 pm

Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

This was why she prefered to be an escort rather than trying to wander about on her own. It helped when there was a base knowledge she could go off of in order to make sure she knew an objective and a location in which to be heading. It was why she was able to make the trip back towards the southern packs with much more ease now that she had learned about them from the naive boy she came across. This was different. There wasn't much knowledge, at least from what she had already come to gather on these other packs. Some were mentioned in passing, but not much else aside from Krokar. Perhaps that should be the clear end goal to this trip.

The pack of sea dwellers living inland had been presented to her by a former member now working in the bar just to the north of Salsola's territory. He had been able to give her some insight into some of their dynamics and a general location of their home. It would take more than just the basics to impress the leadership of her home.

Blue gaze moved up, noticing the black and white speckled woman in distance. Her pattern was a unique one, much like the one the Paladin wore along her own skin. There was something always so nice about a spotted pelt. A member of the pack she sought perhaps? It was a long shot, but it would be better than just wandering around on her own. Paws carried her towards the stranger, offering a greeting, "Hello miss. I hope you don't mind me bothering you. I am a bit lost. Are you from the pack called Krokar?" As she came closer to the woman, her body paused, awaiting the answer to her question.

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POSTED: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:34 pm

She was not alone in the wilderness for long. At attention was sought by an older woman, as uniquely pelted as Saga herself was. Green eyes watched her closely as she closed the distance between them. Krokar? 'No.' Her response was simple, but not unkind. Abrupt too, but then again, no further question had been poised and until she was questioned further she had little to respond to.

She was a sure foot shorter than the wolfdog, who was built far more solidly too and although Saga's dog heritage was sizeable, she was sure this woman was of a much higher content still. Her ears were folded in two, a trait Saga had only seen in dogs. Oscar had them, for example, and so did Calia. The wolfdog before her lacked the coarse ringlets that the Magnate himself possessed, instead her genetics had opted for a more wolfish coat, thick and insulating.
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POSTED: Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:16 pm

Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

The dog woman's eyebrow raised. This was actually... interesting. When she was outside of the kingdom, trying to learn as much as she could from the outsiders, they seemed quick to trust her, lending more information than what she had asked about. This was something different. This black and white woman had given her a simple response. No. So she was not from the pack that she as seeking. So then, if that was the case, then were was she from? Was it another pack? Was she a loner? Questions began to build up in her mind. Now this might be a worthy challenge to her outsider view.

Krokar wasn't going anywhere. She would have time for a small detour.

As the gap began to close between the stranger and her, Idrieus painted a soft smile along her face. Her rapier was her protection, but couldn't place herself as the battle-hardened warrior the kingdom had molded her into. She was trying to find a "new home" after all. If she was going to learn, to gain trust, she had to appear as trustworthy herself.

Flopped ears tugged a bit back against her head, "I apologize. I've been trying to find my way there to learn more about it. I want to learn about all the packs in the area before I decide on which to join. Are you from one, if you don't mind me asking?" That should do the trick. If it was just another simple answer, at least it would be something to go on. There would be no point in wasting her time if she was just a loner or from a pack she already had knowledge on.

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POSTED: Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:48 am

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The apology was unnecessary, the golden dapple woman having caused no offence by her questioning. Saga's demeanor, however, tended to illicit many unwanted pleas of forgiveness. Her tone, often blunt, was apt to cause unrest in others.

Poison eyes narrowed slightly. She was always suspicious when situations like this began to play out, for she knew this was the Thistle Kingdom's modus operandi enough to spot it from a mile away. Though naturally she couldn't be sure. She didn't recognise this stranger, nor could she pinpoint anything that betrayed her as a potential Salsolan. Saga had little first person experience with her former packmates, having left so young, and it was likely her suspicions were wildly misplaced. This stranger could easily be an honest to god loner.

There was still a flash of secrecy in Saga, a remenant from her past that urged her to be vague, to lie. But she fought it hard, there was no reason for her to conceal anything after all. The Vale was staunchly neutral, a haven for all no matter their traits or habits. Besides, it was likely that whatever Saga divulged would make it's way to the ears of the Boss eventually, even if she spun lies to this woman.

'Yes, I am.' She answered concisely, reluctant to say more without further prompting. While she wouldn't lie or avoid questions, she wouldn't say more than she was asked to.
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POSTED: Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:01 pm

Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

Idrieus' patience helped her when it came to training, leading.. at least when it came to combat or even tactics, and when it came to her lying; but even it had some limits. It was clear this woman was either playing some kind of similar game with her, or was onto her. As far as the dog woman knew, she looked nothing like anyone back in the kingdom, nor had seen her. Any who lived at the Outpost were left strangers to the Paladin unless they came back to Salsola proper. Whatever the case, if she wasn't going to be able to get any information out of this woman, then it would be best to try another day.

Then again, maybe if she could hold onto her patience for just a small bit longer... some information might be able to come to the surface.

Another short response. In all fairness, it was an answer to the question the dog woman had prompted her with, simply asking if she was in a pack, to which she said she was. If not Krokar, then which one? What one had she not heard about yet. Couldn't have been a member of the Court, that was further to the south... not unless one of its members wandered up this way for some reason.

Curled tail gave a small flick of interest, smile moving across the Paladin's muzzle, "I see. Which one are you from? I'd be interested in learning more about it. You're not from Cour des Miracles are you?" Bracing herself for another straight-forward answer, at least she could maybe get a name. If she knew the name of the pack, finding someone else to fool would be so much easier. Arms crossed gently as she waited, focused on the woman ahead.

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POSTED: Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:25 am

sorry this is short >.<

Eyes narrowed further now in suspicion and it was clearly evident on her two-toned face. As the conversation progressed further, she became surer of her initial thoughts. Behind her, her tail flicked impatiently, hidden from view by her long rear limbs. Unlike this stranger, Saga did nothing to hide her scent. Although Ankh himself was still at the Outpost, meaning that perhaps the golden woman didn't know of him, there were still enough D'Angelo's, whether in blood or name, to eventually make a connection. That being said, many D'Angelo's lived outside of the Thistle Kingdom too, for it was a great family, with roots spreading practically everywhere.

'No.' Not the Court. A moment of silence passed, too short to comment on and too long to be natural, before she spoke. 'Mistfell Vale.' No further commentary was offered. There was something too- inauthentic- within this conversation. A strange roboticness that wasn't solely to blame on Saga. Green eyes searched the golden woman for a giveaway, while she probed, 'And you?'
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POSTED: Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:16 pm

Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

How dull this was going. If she didn't start making some progress soon then she was going to have to find either another means of getting the information or at least get some kind of lead so she could come back to someone that might actually be willing to say more than one or two words to her at a time. It was almost like this woman was aware of what was going on and was purposefully giving her as little information as possible. One little thing like a name would be enough to at least give her something to move off from.

Then there it was, the one piece she was waiting for. First, the black and white woman had taken the time to provide the answer of no, she was not from the court. Well... so much for that. A few pauses later was a name she had never heard of before. Mistfell Vale. Huh, what a curious name. Considering how much moving around the dog woman had done to learn about the nearby packs, this one must have been new. The question was, did she continue to entertain herself and try to get information out of this woman ro just wait to try again later?

Then the question was prompted back at her. What pack was she from? A small smile moved along the Paladin's face as she offered a simple shrug, "I'm not from a pack. I'm a wanderer. I've been trying to learn more about all the packs in the area before I decided on which one I wanted to join. There are so many different ones to choose from. What is Mistfell Vale like?" This would be the deciding factor. If she was not going to share more, then there would be no point in sticking around any longer than she needed to.

I figured we could wrap this thread up. +300 words.

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POSTED: Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:05 am

this is stupid and rambly sorry <3

It was a weak excuse, a loner, a wanderer. But as weak as it was, it was a foolproof one. Had the stranger said that she belonged to a pack, it would have been fairly easy for Saga to simply go to that pack and expose the lie. Especially when the stranger had such a uniquely doggish appearance. On the other hand, to play devil's advocate, had this stranger simply said the name of a pack, Saga would have been less suspicious and would likely not have bothered to fact check anyway. However, Casa and Krokar would not have worked, as she had close contact with members there, the Court had already been ruled out, Mistfell too, and Salsola would have had this stranger telling the bare truth, foiling their lie altogether.

'It's nice. Peaceful.' The Mistwalker said simply, not letting on more than she needed to, but still being proudly truthful. The stalemate had seemingly come to a climax, with Saga proving to be an unwavering force and this stranger getting scarcely any of the information she would from a less cagey companion.
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