Carrion meetith Eater.

Ravenswrest, Open to all/any IF

POSTED: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:08 am

(Wordcount; Rather more than 300. OOC; A spooky JackalYote and his raven friend/carer/responsible adult seek to bribe - I mean greet - the local raven colony. Anybody is welcome to join, so anything serious, silly or such is welcome. <3)

In the morning, the tall male had awoken with a start from a dreamful sleep, shaking his head and struggling to his knees, he tried to recall the thing that cropped up in his mind, struggling to remember those Eyes and that Voice that teased his twitching-ears still. He wheezed out a long, shuddering groan while dipping his head, senses partly awake, hands grasping his temporarily floor-bound bedding.

Nearby a smaller presence fluttered lightly, cawing quietly, soothedly, but ultimately the bird hadn't enlightened him too much, simply asking him of what he little he could barely remember with a fond wistfulness that made the female raven sigh.

Regretful amnesia swiftly dredged itself back into confused melancholy.

Waking fully and preparing himself for the day, Jhiral tried to do as the medic asked... Fang. He remembered to do as Fang asked of him regarding self-care, though

Today he had to make himself... known, as it were, at least to a relatively small number of residents. Tempting as it is, one couldn't remain a hermit in a pack or clan for too long, given the open-pawed welcome he received not long ago. From what little the man knew of Inferni, the canid-element had a relationship with corvids, with a larger concentration of the carrion-eaters having a patch to themselves.

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Maja had been busy, apparently.

The big she-Raven had come and gone for the last few weeks that Jhiral had been present within the borders of Inferni, like some newfound sickness the male had worked to secure himself, to grow and become stronger with some help by way of a few visits from the locals.

The rather intelligent, chatty female had made herself slightly... familiar with the local ravens, enthusiastically introducing herself with some previously-caught bugs and attempting to, in a rather one-sided manner, simultaneously make herself part of the flocks present and have long and investigative discussions about the Infernian coy-dog-wolf-jackals. Most of it had boiled down to slight confusion before Maja simplified herself, her eagerness becoming diluted in favour of more gradual, subtle induction.

So far, they hadn't outright rejected the older female, but when Jhiral would arrive, that would be... interesting. If Stormeye's reaction to his presence was a possible indicator of things to come, the tall Jackal would have to make an offer, quell a concern before that concern became certain ostracization from the sky, then whispered into the ears of the people.

Thus the Luperci himself trudged slowly and surely from his hideout, clad in hat, shawl and long-skirt or kilt, his exposed bandages more neatly set upon corrupted flesh, his sling-bag holding packages of bits and pieces that would help to make himself amicable to the little birds, letting Maja sally forth to make some light introductions first (a touch one sided, from the sounds of it).

He was not expecting a warm, open-winged welcome, but he'd try anyway.

Caws, fluttering wings, shifting branches and other such noises accompanied the obvious scents of birds and their droppings, supplemented with nature's surroundings and the fainter, but far from weak, smell and presence of coyotes and other canids remained. Twigs and leaves snapped under heavy tread as Jhiral began an almost-solemn ritual of taking all of the little cloth-packages of bugs and berries he managed to previously forage and collect (with some help from his avian companion, naturally) and offering them in the open spots, placing nibbles up higher where possible closer to the larger concentration of watchful eyes, never approaching the largest tree-stump in the centre of the gnarled copse, before backing away.

The man began to purposefully move among the twisted trees, taking out little bits of plant-fiber wound into string-form and ending with various little stones and even a crude stick-figure or two, looking for a good place to hang them up.

Even with Maja fluttering about lightly, her scent lightly tinted with the foreign male's own, the residents of Ravenswrest had a mixed reaction to the silent man going about his slow, almost religious motions, the offers of food seemed to have piqued the younger birds as they danced about the bits and pieces of free food.

He wasn't sure about the presence of other Luperci here, but for now, seemed content to give the gift of food, however small, and trinkets, however minimal.

(OOC; Jhiral offers nibbles and wants to hang up a few decorations, while Maja is chatting away/making faces diplomatically, improvising with this so company would be nice. =D)
Last edited by Jhiral on Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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POSTED: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:16 am

Oh ho ho. Little two-legged Magpie, in her pretty black fur, was angry as she sprinted across the clan's lands in the direction of the trees the ravens roosted in. It wasn't all of the birds she felt venom bubbling up towards, just the one – just Narcissus, who was so fond of her and who she oftentimes wished she could cook and eat. In fact, she might do just that this day.

At first, she noticed not the stranger leaving his gifts, consumed with her grumpiness towards the black-feathered thief as she was. She stomped further into the grove, and once the nest of her cohort was in sight, she yowled out a rant that would put any teenage Luperci to shame: I know you stole my necklace, you feather-brained asshole! You better give it back, or I'm gonna pluck all your feathers off and cook you over the next campfire Andy decides to bunch up! I mean it this time, too! You're not supposed to steal my things – you're supposed to steal other people's things! NOW GIVE IT BACK!

Silence followed, before the thief-bird she accused let out a defensive craw! in refusal.

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POSTED: Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:08 pm

(Word Count; 300+ OOC; Huzzah! Swift Magpie flailing, spiffing.)

Neither foreigner had expected a ruckus today aside from the sometimes-cacophony of the ravens cawing or squarking at one-another, the occasional singing that broke out with little apparent provocation broke the rhythm-like consistency and then returned to normality. The younger ravens, too curious or hungry to be entirely perturbed by newcomers, hopped about wherever Jhiral left little gifts to consume, while most of the other avian creatures watched him suspiciously, his scent eventually wafting to and fro, enough to warn them of his sickness, no-matter how hard he'd otherwise try to conceal it by virtue of better self-care and cleansing.

Just as the cloth-clad stranger was half-way during the process of slowly fumbling about with tying up one shiny-gift, the distinct higher-pitched sound of a young female broke out, vulgarities pouring forth both eloquent and brutish.

That made a scene, one that elicited a nervous twitch and half-jump from the Jackal-yote, and a head-tilt from Maja while she was previously busy chatting with a curious male, at the time she was beginning to get the impression the male-raven didn't understand many words. A shame.

Moments passed, silence almost reigning for longer than necessary.

'Ayyye... yeh, lil' woofer.' Maja coo'ed out from her position atop one bunch of leafy branches, cocking her head in what could be loosely described as 'bemusement' for a bird, fluttering her strong wings briefly, perhaps diverting attention from this poor raven being shouted at. Meanwhile Jhiral blinked and continued to try and adorn a branch with a shiny, primitive trinket, hiding his own blue-stone necklace more-so from sight.

'Thif-bird... Thi nekkace?' She queried blankly, rather confused at the situation, though given the tendancies she shared with other such birds regarding an attraction to the shiny things, she guessed one poor bird had decided to roost in a dangerous social situation by pinching what didn't belong to it.

All in all, an excellent introduction to another member of Inferni, it seems.
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POSTED: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:55 pm

Oh, she was flustered and fuming, and Narcissus found it amusing (naturally, as he was a raven prone to mischief), but Magpie did not. Her glower persisted as she gazed up where she knew her bird-brained companion to be, in the nest he made for himself. He didn't even share it with another raven, hoarding his shinies rather than spreading them around.

If she could eat him, she would have, but Magpie was not good at climbing trees.

It wasn't Narcissus that engaged her, though, it was an unfamiliar bird with more language skills than he: Lil' woofer, it called, her ears lowering a bit. In a huff, she complained that, Narcissus stole my jewelry! as if the older raven might somehow be on her side. It never occurred to her that ravens were horribly self-interested and oftentimes helped each other first.

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POSTED: Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:50 am

At first, Jhiral did make some attempt to shrink back from the newcomer, yellow eyes widened slightly at the smaller, younger female who's tones were perhaps petulant and made the older male unsure what to do; the instincts of wariness, even towards the youth, remained despite no recollection of why. Yet at the same time he wanted to approach this little two-legged source of cursing, feeling the compelling urge for company. Alas for now, he remained out of mind while tying up another few strings of stones and twigs to the trees, the more shiny components catching rays of light.

For Maja, she had an opportunity to talk to somebody who clearly spent time communicating with the birds, and she affected a sort of grin if it was possible, fluttering her wings and tilting her head to-and-fro in bemusement.

Maja already knew this poor girl had lost her trinket to one raven, given her prior shouting, but there was no problem in listening more keenly, being so used to giving moral support, so she coo'ed as this smallish female complained about a 'Narcisuss' stealing her jewelry, twisting her head to try and spot the offending raven, presumably gloating to himself about such a fine catch.

'Poor woofer,' She cawed lightly, fighting the humour from her voice; 'Why 'wud Narse do sucha 'thin?' She coo'd out, a kind of avian grin playing across her face, were it both apparent and Magpie able to see. '... kin' yeh point 'im out 'fer me girl?' She finished, moving away from one blank-faced raven who was sort-of chatting to her ealier, shifting along one branch that bent under her weight, wings held out for practiced balance.
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