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Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:40 pm
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:16 am
OOC: || +3
A new pack meant new opportunities for trade, something that the D’Angelo male had always been happy to discover. Since he had returned to the Vale, he had had some troubles, but seemed to be coming back into the swing of things now. Still, the darkness in his soul, the brokenness, lingered; like smoke on the horizon, an ever present threat of the flames of destruction.
But the sun had risen that morning bright and warm, the world was alive in the summer time, and he and Sedona had set out on horseback to make contact with the Gang that had settled to the North. It would not be long a trip, as the rumors had stated the new clan had claimed the head of Moosehead lake, which was only a day’s trip away.
The Whitesage female was pleasant enough company; he did not know her well but she was a spirited woman and Baelish enjoyed listening to her talk, which she did often and with confidence. However, that confidence faltered when they finally came on the first real marker of the border; it was a skull hung on a dead tree, tattered cloth moving gently in the summer breeze.
Baelish looked at it curiously, and grinned at Sedona’s discomfort, I think it’s charming. He said. It was very reminiscent of what Inferni used to do, he wondered if there was any association there.
The D’Angelo nodded at her suggestion, and he raised his maw to the sky and howled. His voice was friendly enough, but he knew that sometimes calling from the borders like this could be a very bold statement; he hoped the owners of this land would not be insulted by their sudden appearance. Maybe seeing their horse’s laden with goods would cool their heads, if they were to arrive guns blazing.
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:10 pm
OOC: 250+ wc
A howl pierced the crisp morning air. Lyssa's ears turned quickly towards the border where the sound had come from. Whoever it was, they were announcing their arrival at the edge of the territory. It certainly was an efficient way of getting attention quickly; They must be in need of something. Lyssa turned her mare towards the canine and urged her onward.
They made their way quickly across the now familiar land. The daily excursions had been very helpful in familiarizing herself with the area. Three months had passed since she joined the Cartel, now the Ashen, and she finally felt like she was beginning to truly be a part of the pack. Being involved with the clean-up of Charmingtown had been a large part of it, as well as her frequent interactions with visitors. She felt like her contribution to the pack was steadily increasing, and that made her happy.
Two canines mounted on strong steeds stood nearby the territory marker. The female was a golden colour, with flowing copper hair, wearing a cowboy hat similar to her own. The other was a smokey coloured male, dressed in a clean, simple outfit. Along with it, he wore an all-too-sweet grin. Her eyes lingered on him for a second longer than she meant to.
The firey coyote took a breath to steady herself before taking another glance at the strangers. She needed to keep her head in the game. She quickly realized that their horses were loaded with goods. Traders. Relief flooded through her and she offered a broad smile. "Salute friends! What can I help you with today?"
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:19 pm
OOC: || +2
Baelish would have never believed how Sedona felt about him, not now at least. His pride had been, in the past, the shining jewel set upon his crown. But now that jewel had been plucked out, robbed of him; he felt the lesser man.
Looking regal and confident was like a cloak he donned, just like any other piece of clothing; a covering and nothing more. Luckily, it kept others from seeing the truth, the marred and unclean fur hidden below.
It did not take long for his call to be answered, and the sound of an approaching rider came to their eager ears. Geist stood tall and unflinching beneath him; the stallion could smell it was a mare approaching, and so remained calm. Had it been another stallion, the desert horse might have stomped and complained, but so long as Baelish remained steadfast atop him, he wouldn’t fight.
The rider appeared; it was a female coyote atop a paint mare. She was a cute little thing, her fur a medley of reds and golds; Baelish gave her a handsome smirk as she came up to them, her honey eyes lingering in his own for a moment longer than was proper.
Sedona swept her had off her head in a greeting to the woman, and Baelish added to it with a gentle nod of his head, We have come to learn more of you, and also if you would care to trade? His voice was smooth and his words well-rehearsed; there was a reason he had been mostly silent on their journey here. The Elkenfrey did not want to stumble over his own tongue on the first impression. Maybe, just maybe, he could get away with this again.
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:06 pm
OOC: 250+ wc
The two traders responded to Lyssa in kind, offering kind words and goods to trade. It seems that the two canines had come from the Mistfell Vale just South of their own pack. It would be good to make some connections with others who live nearby.
"My name is Lyssa, and welcome to the border of the Ashen's territory." She glanced over at the skull marker that stood nearby. "Not my choice of decorations, but it seems to be part of the tradition around here. Sorry, if it doesn't seem too friendly." She gave a shrug.
Lyssa's eyes fell once again on the two steeds loaded with an arrangement of items: Food, utensils, weapons, clothing. Her eyes sparkled at the thought of some new beautiful garments. It seemed like these folks might have something more sophisticated then what she could usually get her hands on. Hopefully, she might have something of value that they might want in return.
Eager to have a look at their wares, Lyssa continued; "Now, I was just out for a ride, so I'm not carrying any goods on me, but I'd be quite interested in a trade for something new to wear. If you don't mind, we could take a walk into town so I can get some things, and maybe find a few more coyotes who may want to trade. On the way, I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you have."
Lyssa gave a smile as she headed back to mount Belle. "If you don't mind that is. The only thing I have on me at the moment is the hat on my head, and the shirt on my back."
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:56 pm
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:23 am
OOC: Sorry about the wait ladies; PP and environment ok'd by Ruby || +3
Well, this was all very amicable, and for that Baelish was glad. Too often had he found himself at the edge of someone’s territory where he had been met with bristled fur and barred teeth. Even after the assurance of good trade, there could still linger and air of hostility; thankfully, that was not the case here, unless this pretty little golden girl was a fantastic liar.
Lyssa, as she named herself, offered an apology for the effigy at the border; Baelish gave a small shrug of nonchalance. The little cowgirl then went on to show her interest in trade, but that she did not have any items with her. Much to his surprise, she then offered to escort them inside the territory to where her goods were.
The Elkenfrey turned to look at Sedona just as she asked the coyote to lead the way. Hopefully he was right about Lyssa and that she was as transparent as a wisp instead of a masterful villain meant to slit their throats once she got them close enough to her friends. Baelish frowned at his own thoughts; they had been dark as of late, he tried to push them to the side.
The trio moved a decent pace into the Ashen’s territory; umber eyes watched the tree-lines and around berms for any sign of an ambush, but Lyssa’s countenance remained cordial, so he forced himself to relax.
They eventually arrived at a tent, which Lyssa entered to gather some of her material for trade; from what he could tell it was mostly pelts and furs, but in decent condition, so it might be worth trading for. The sun-kissed lady then took them to a more town-like setting were there were more Luperci about. Of course his and Sedona’s arrival piqued the Ashen’s interest, and soon, a handful gathered around to see what was going on and Baelish dismounted and began to untie his trade items for them to look at.
After unfurling a blanket onto the ground, he began to place his wares. They consisted of dried and smoked fish, a couple male and female outfits, candles, pork fat soap, jewelry (both human and Luperci made), and utensils for cooking and eating.
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:35 pm
OOC: 500+ wc
The golden coyote mounted Belle and lead her companions across the territory. After a short travel, they arrived at her tent. "Just a moment," she said to them before popping into the tent. Time to get out some goods. She grabbed her bag which she knew contained some furs. As she exited the tent, she took a peek in the bag: Mostly rabbit furs and pelts, but at the bottom she knew she had a deer pelt in excellent condition. She hoped these goods would be of interest to her well-dressed companions.
Quickly she was back on her mare, and lead them towards Charmingtown. Everyone was working hard to make it usable, so she knew there would be others around. Their pack was still new, so everyone was in need of something. Cautious eyes watched as Lyssa brought the two strangers towards the hub. "My two friends Sedona and Baelish have come from the Mistfell Vale to trade!" she announced, "Go spread the word! They have lots of goods of value." And soon enough Charmingtown was filled with excited chatter and the two traders laid out wares.
Lyssa was more interested in the goods the male had to offer since she had spied some clothing earlier. She watched as he placed his items carefully out on his blanket. Fish, candles, silverware, soap... all useful items, but the golden coyote only had eyes for the wearable goods. Her eyes sparkled with excitement as she watched him lay out different articles of clothing and pieces of jewellery. She had never seen such pieces of finery in her life. Colourful clothes of various shapes, sizes, and textured laid before her. The jewellery shone in the sun as the light reflected off the silver, gold, and jewelled toned items. Beautiful.
But her eye caught on two different pieces of female clothing, both of which were very beautiful feminine dresses. The first dress was iris blue, made of a soft cotton material. It looked like it had no shoulder straps, and had a little string around the waist that gave it a cute shape. The second was a full lengthen stripped red and white dress. Similar to the other, it seemed not to have any shoulder straps, but it also had ruffles across the chest area. The bottom was much different; Instead of it being thigh length, the second dress went on forever, accompanied by a slit up the side. She imagined that her left leg would become visible as she walked, which Lyssa imagined would be much sexier than her normal look. Excitement tingled through her hands as she imagined how they might look on her.
Lyssa looked up to see Baelish watching her expectantly. "How much?" she whispered, with as much poise as she could muster.
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:26 pm