heaven in hiding

concrete jungle

POSTED: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:10 am

Spider threads caught at her face, as she pushed through the abandoned city. She had wandered outside of the clans territory to hunt alone, her feathered mane marking her descent through the dilapidated ruin. Otilie wasn't sure how she had ended up in the long vacated place, but it was wonderful and twisting - a place filled with narrow alley ways and crumbling towers. Terchová had been a place built around open fields and nature, beautiful swamps that had been filled with the spirits of their ancestors.

Otilie passed under rotten cars that were rusted to the road, slabs of cracked concrete that were unusually warm beneath her feet.

This place despite all of its sunlight was devoid of life. She hissed through her teeth, ignoring the uncomfortable way her bow bit into her shoulder. Inferni matched this - hunting had grown almost impossible in all of the muck and water left behind by the storms, and still Otilie couldn't shake the feeling that it was her fault. The Slovak murmured something beneath her breath, the pale tip of her muzzle twitching as finally she scented something on the breeze.

Instantly her mouth salivated, and she began to seek out a higher vantage point.

She clambered over concrete and steel, her thin arms pulling her so that she could lay flat against the rock. She tilted her head into the breeze and gazed curiously upon a herd of deer - their hooves clattering loudly on the pavement.

A bird shot over head, perfect and white - and Otilie smiled as her feathers danced along her shoulders.

Join Otilie for a hunt! The deer are just as lost as she is xD

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Amanda
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POSTED: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:26 am

I know the world's a broken bone
But melt your headaches, call it home

The sun shone through the pillars that had been left by the humans, their concrete structures standing high above in the sprawling expanse of stone forest - a jungle - that was slowly being reclaimed as plants and trees took root or overgrew the space they had been allotted. A massive figure padded along the pavement, looking around and scanning his surroundings; obviously looking for something instead of being vigilant. He was in his enormous halfling shape, a creature that easily outweighed the average Luperci and stood four and a half feet at the shoulder with his large head and neck giving him around a foot of extra height. His fur was thick - made for the summers of the far north - and exaggerated his size that was already bulky from his musculature and bone structure that spoke of his mastiff and mountain dog heritage. His form was decorated with jewelry, feathers, and accessories; four necklaces hung around his neck, feathers and necklace chains were woven into his thick mane, bandages were wrapped around his thick forelimbs, a pink and white flower crown, and he also wore a satchel. A crow with purple eyes was perched on his back as he walked.

Iorek had never been this far in the realms northeast of Casa di Cavalieri but he knew that human ruins were often places where trinkets and materials could be found - often hidden away where other scavengers wouldn't find them - and he was a scavenger that enjoyed using the items he found in the city to make his own jewelry. The beast had learned to recognize the markings of a place that may have the items he sought; some of the ones with weird figures and others with lots of tables seemed like the places that he could find tarnished jewelry, pieces of jewelry, or items to make jewelry. The wolfdog hoped to bring back something to show for this trek.

The oversized hybrid knew he was close to Inferni, though wasn't afraid as he had met several members of the coyote clan and they had left a good impression on the beast. He would pay attention if he scented their border as he knew that crossing borders could cause unwanted tension between the two packs - and Casa di Cavalieri was trying to be more diplomatic - and the beast didn't want that to happen. The hulking halfling padded through the area, not knowing where the borders were but he remembered the skulls and would look out for them.

The crimson-eyed Cavalier's eyes found a herd of deer looking out of place in the human ruins; he wasn't hungry now but if he could bring back prey for Casa di Cavalieri, that would be good. The only thing was that this particular setting didn't suit his normal form of hunting which involved either using the foliage to hide in and ambush prey or stalk the prey until he got close enough. Here, there was no cover for the beast to hide which would make hunting hard - if not impossible - due to his bulk which took away from his speed. The beast did spy a brown, white, and orange figure that was watching the herd of deer from a rock. The scarlet-eyed Lionheart ducked back into one of the alleys, hoping by some kind of luck she would drive the deer in his particular direction.

Sorry for the word vomit~ 561
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Silverfrost
Luperci Healer, Scavenger The Brotherhood: Master of Tooth and Claw
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What I wanna save I will try

POSTED: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:56 pm

It was a strange dichotomy – the buildings crookedly up through the debris, trees claiming their rightful place and uprooting rusted cars and concrete slabs. There were pieces of before here, and Otilie couldn’t help but marvel at it as she lay belly down against her vantage point. There was life here if one looked hard enough for it, and as the small herd of deer nervously tip toed through the Concrete Jungle she couldn’t help but smile.

Their white-tipped tails twitched and danced as they continued on their route, dropping their heads every so often to nibble at fresh green sprouts that grew between the wreckage.

She clicked her teeth and crept after them, quietly setting her feet against the sun-warmed stone as she went. She was certain that in some buildings there were signs of luperci-life – kicked over fire pits and lines for hanging kills or clothes. She sniffed at the air curiously when she came across there, but there was always nothing. The Concrete Jungle seemed to be a dead-zone.

When she finally came to clear roof-top she lifted her bow and checked her sights – listening to the sound of the wind as it whistled through her mane.

One of the deer had dawdled behind and was bleating to itself softly, twitching its tail as it chewed leaves.

She inhaled and a moment later fired her arrow into its throat. The other animals straightened with fright before taking off, their hooves clattering frantically against the pavement.

Thank you for being so patient!

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Amanda
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POSTED: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:03 pm

376 Sorry for the wait! Iorek shifts up to Optime form in the last paragraph. Left it open if you wanted Otile to confront Iorek~

Iorek did not have to wait long as the coyote-looking woman let loose and arrow that skewered through an unfortunate doe's throat and sent the rest of the deer running, their hooves clacking on the pavement that announced their location. This was perfect for the hybrid as he lacked the speed needed to hunt like most feral canines did - stalking, chasing, and then catching - and instead had to either hunt with others as the one who ambushed or hide in waiting until the prey came to him on their own accord. The wolfdog just hoped that a deer would come close enough to his hiding spot in the alley.

A hind came too close to the alley where the oversized hybrid was and with only the slightest noise, the beast sprang from the shadows with a mighty leap. He wasn't as graceful as he could have been due to the concrete that he didn't normally hunt on and instead of knocking over and biting like he would normally, the beast managed to knock the deer over, though didn't stick the landing like he normally would have. The cream and chocolate behemoth clumsily landed on the deer, crushing it under his weight before his jaws found the animal's neck, not before the doe let out a cry.

The crimson-eyed Cavalier made the quick decision to slink back into the alleyway to grab the items that he had deemed unsuitable to wear while he was hunting, that being the pink and white flower crown and satchel that had been quickly left by the crow that had originally been appointed to watch the objects. The crow quickly began to pick at the deer as the male made the decision to shift up to his Optime form to make carrying the deer easier. He was a fairly quick shifter and took a bit over three minutes to shift up to his two-legged form. Druzy let out a warning cry, though he quickly dismissed it as her spotting the other woman and didn't think much of it; the stranger had her own deer. He then pulled the satchel over his shoulder, placed the flower crown on his head, and then the bracelets. Once the scarlet-eyed Lionheart was done, he turned around.

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Silverfrost
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You've spent a life time stuck in silence
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