Didn't know what I was missing

AW | Wabanaki Coast

POSTED: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:01 pm

Jonah and Marla had been gone for some time, though there was nothing unusual about this. Krokar was a place where exploration was encouraged and trade excursions were regularly conducted. Though many within the pack chose to remain close to home, there were some who enjoyed the freedom of traveling the territories of Nova Scotia while still having a place of stability and security to which they could always return.

If it weren't for his status as the pack's Quartermaster, Milos was one of those who could easily spend his life within the carefully patrolled borders of Krokar. But his role was such that he felt it necessary to depart from the pack from time to time, if not to hunt or to forage or to scavenge, then to meet with members from other packs to strengthen relations or discuss future trades. As it was, he thought that he could stand to do this more often and particularly to those packs on the peninsula. But travel to Casa di Cavalieri and Cour des Miracles was long and not without risks. With his youngest litter still largely dependent on them, it was this that gave him pause.

So when Jonah returned with stories of some new land bridge that seemed to have cropped up to the southern shoreline of Wabanaki Coast, Milos was distinctly curious. "Mind bringin' me down there, Jonah?" he had asked. "When you're rested good enough?"

"'Course! Like t' see it agin m'self."

Jonah only wanted a couple of days but Milos insisted on a little longer, if not to give the former sailor some time to recover than at least for the Quartermaster to pack and plan a bit better. So, five days after Jonah's return, the pair departed on their own two legs and headed southeast across Miramichi Wilderness and down through Wabanaki Coast.

Their pace was slow and steady but, after several long days of travel, the salty smell of the sea began to grow ever stronger. Before long, they could hear the waves crashing against the broken shoreline and, out ahead, the stony surface of land across the sea. "This is it!" Jonah said, pointing out ahead of them with his head turned to Milos.

"Well, I'll be," Milos murmured, sunny eyes staring out in awe at the landbridge before them.

OOC: This takes place at the edge of where Fundy Crossing begins. Milos and Jonah are just checking things out. Come meet them and maybe tell them a little about this new land bridge?

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POSTED: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:45 am

The merchant nearly jumped out of his skin at the sudden sound of voices that he happened to hear over the waves that rolled against this new shore. They were likely in the market to get a look at the land that had risen from the sea, just as Ezra had been when he had heard mention of it. Well, he'd never been around the area on his own, so it was a bit out of the way, but he managed to get the cart close enough to be able to see it from the water. Others, not so much, as it was guarded from direct side from another angle by growth. That didn't mean he should leave it without care.

Popping up from his seat in the sand, it seemed he'd grown like a daisy from a large boulder he'd unintentionally sat behind,” It is something, isn't it?” With the brackish air and the wind from the ocean, Ezra couldn't test the air to see from where this stranger was from, or strangers rather, but it wasn't as if he could slip out of there if he wanted to. Might as well make the best of it and potentially make a new ally,” It's like the ocean parted just for the sake of it.”

Clapping the sand from his palms, closing a bit of the space between them. He gave the man his space, but now that he was nearer, Ezra's eyes lit up like the sun,” Are you from Krokar, friends?” He smiled and chose to get just a bit nearer,” Ezra Vahn. Merchant. I've visited the place for trade several times,” Laying his hand out, he offered it to whichever of the men had more of a desire to shake it,” A beautiful home that place is. You've traveled a long way!”
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POSTED: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:40 am

He watched the waters dance around the stones that stretched out across the sea. "Goes th' whole way across, ya said?"

"Aye, but it ain't a nice trek," Jonah said. "It's real rocky and uneven, and when th' tide comes in..." He lifted his arms, palms up, and pursed his lips downwards. "Th' thing vanishes."

Milos thought about Walker and the tricks he played with his cards. But this was different and both of them knew it. Tides, mysterious as they were, were just something that happened. It meant the waters rose or lowered; there was no magic or otherworldly sorcery at play there.

"Marla an' me got lucky. We could already see the shore on th' other side before th' tides came in. Got stuck for quite some time there, though."

"An' it ends 'round where Casa di Cavalieri'n th' Court lie?"

Jonah nodded, his hands on his hips. Then a figure rising from the boulders caught his eye and he turned his head sharply. The voice that joined it alerted Milos and he, too, watched as the Luperci closed the distance between them.

There was something familiar about the man, though the Quartermaster couldn't quite place it. "Sure is," he replied amiably, characteristic smile on his face.

A veteran now of handshakes and formal greetings, Milos shook the merchant's hand without caution. His eyes brightened with the realization of who he was. "A'course!" he barked, giving his tail a wag. "Thought I recognized ya, but I weren't sure. Milos Parhelion, Quartermaster." His smile grew. "This's Jonah Leomaris."

Offering his own hand to shake, the Riparian took a step forward. "Good t' meetcha."

"Reckon so! Th' trip was lengthy, but I had t' see this for m'self," Milos explained, casting his eyes to the land bridge once more. Then he glanced at Ezra again. "Have ya been across it yourself, Ezra?"

OOC: Yay! Thank you for joining! <3

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POSTED: Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:25 pm

“A grand thing to meet you, my friends!” he was delighted with the warm welcome. After all, he had appeared suddenly and it leaned into his good fortune that they would be from Krokar,” How is your home doing since I've left? Has spring treated you fairly?” The poet questioned lightly, to ensure that there wasn't anything that he could do for his friends in Krokar, the kind folk they were. Shaking Jonah's hand when he came, he offered the man a grin just the same as Milos.

The Quartermaster spoke of the trip, but it didn't surprise the poet to know that it was a long one. Ezra had made it himself plenty of times, but with a cart, it usually took near five days if he were to stop for camps here and there. To Milos' question, the dogman shook his head,” I've not. Not yet, that is. The shore beneath the waters is littered with stones. A horse might cross it, but a cart? I wouldn't risk the wagon parts.”

Turning back to the land bridge, he minded the Krokaren's by keeping himself half faced to them. His eyes slipped down the expanse of lake bed,” I've thought to clear it for easier travel, but the chore would be much larger than I'd be able to handle. If I had a place to store my goods that was near, Fantasy and I might take a chance at it. Perhaps Mistfell Vale, the Cavaliers and the Court might take the idea to mind? I'd certainly offer my services freely, if I they thought to work it as well,” Marbled gaze reached Milos again, chuckling,” Having this bridge cleared to travel it before tide came in would do my business a great deal of good.”

“I am just one man,” Arms placed on his waist, he faced his friends completely,” If they chose to do it? Well, I'd help, certainly. I wouldn't dare propose the idea, however. It's not my place,” It would be strictly in his own interest, rather than in all of theirs. Sure, it'd be clear for the lot of them, but Ezra knew he was going to make more good on clearing it than others. It was his purpose as a Merchant to do so. Not only that, all of his efforts should be aimed at Fiora, even though he found himself looking less and less as of late.
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