Ebb and flow

- Silas

POSTED: Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:05 am

OOC: First post. Oh yeah!

WC: 500+

Jaketta knew it was risky going out when the sky was so dark, she would let nothing stand in her way. Some falling water wouldn't stop her from learning everything she could about Salsola. Several showers had already fallen, leaving her clothes soaked to her fur and her hair dripping in stagnant locks on her shoulders.

The sun was peaking through the previously thick clouds now, giving hope that the rain had stopped. So, she continued to venture onward into the marsh. The land was fiercely boring, with low rolling hills and scarce foliage. With the heavy rains, there were deep puddles and thick mud scattered about. Her steps were careful to assure she didn't be consumed by the muddy jaws of the marsh. It didn't matter how far she went, there wasn't much to this land. Still, she continued until she felt a force begin to reel her back. It could be nothing other than her divine power warning her to return home.

With a deep sigh, Jaketta turned and began making her way back. Just as she did so, the gap in the sky closed in and the rain began to fall harder than it had before. The crack of lightning and the roar of thunder was a direct command to get home, and so the fire tinged deity picked up her speed. She was lucky she was almost to back to the safety of the forest, or she may have become a meal for the vicious mud piles that plagued the land. When she reached the edge of the marsh, a shrilling bellow drew her attention backwards and twisted a knot in her gut. Jaketta spun around to see a young deer trapped in a mud pile she'd passed on her way back.

Her heart sank hearing the animal's pathetic cry and she found herself drawn to rescue it. With a goddess's intuition that must have been the right thing to do. Soon, Jaketta found herself knelt at the deer's side as it thrashed desperately to try and escape the earthen trap. Oh. Her hands grasped the deer's head and began to tug with everything she had, but the young animal was working against her despite her intentions and only sank further into the mud. It was then that she realized, that maybe she was not meant to save this animal, but rather to take it as an offering. Bringing it back would reflect well on her. She was meant to succeed. Her mismatched eyes flickered away as she thought and a grin spread across her dark lips. The youth let her hands slide slowly off and placed them in her lap gracefully as the deer continued to struggle, only getting closer to it's inevitable demise. She would gain acceptance by all.

I'm sorry, but your life will not be wasted. I promise. This was meant to happen. In death, you will find purpose. Jaketta was calm, despite the internal struggle taking place. Her heart hurt for the fawn, who's mother was probably somewhere close by worried she may not return. She could save her, but what good would that do for anyone but the deer? It was selfish for Jaketta to let the fawn live. Most certainly.
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Sami
Luperci Nocturne Family: The Untamed Heart

POSTED: Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:25 pm

To rise and shine is so hard to do
When all the light has been taken from you

OOC: Silas is in lupus form atm. +500 words.

Silas had grown used to the rain. It was hard not to when the summer heat brought the water down from the sky. So long as he was careful about how much time he was spending in the rain, there shouldn't have been a problem. He could recall one time back in Rabenuhr... his master had come back from a trading trip without him, a slight injury gracing his body. When the slave had made his own act to take care of it in the only way he knew how, his master sent him to sit outside, even as the rain fell down upon his body until he was instructed to come back inside; and like the obedient dog that he was, he sat there until he was called again.

The wolf stalked along on all fours. His weapons were meant for combat, and it was not likely that his new masters would hand them over to him if that need had not presented itself. It was fine anyways. He had done well enough in his more natural form when it came to hunting.

Prey would be harder to track in a storm like this, plus the extensive territory that Salsola claimed could make he entire thing very dangerous. It would be smarter to wait out in the clearing, see if someone would show up before he tried something more complex. Body lowered down into the grass, raindrops dripping along his soaked fur. He was patient, golden orbs scanning over the horizon as he waited. His persistence had been rewarded in the end, a small fawn and it's mother walked out among the grass, unaware they were being watched. He stalked closer, careful as his paws met with the wet dirt beneath him. As he neared closer, the mother seemed distracted by something, the fawn just following along with her.

Then... when the distance was just right... he jumped.

Silas pounced forward, muscular body pushing him towards the fawn, the both of them bolting once he had made his move. Paws carried him across the clearing, golden gaze focused on the smaller of the two. Separating the mother from her child was not a hard task to carry out, but taking it down would take the right attack. Body trailed along side the animal, jaws open as he leapt towards the animal's neck, teeth sinking in.

The mother was gone, and it's child was fighting for whatever life was still in it.

Time passed, it's life faded, and the wolf had his catch.

Lowering himself back down onto the ground, the servant pulled the carcass along his back, moving carefully as he made his way back to the heart of Salsola. In his travel, he paused, the sound of a woman's voice in the distance. Her words were... strange. Changing his direction, Silas made his way towards the voice, a black and red woman there watching another fawn that had gotten itself stuck in the mud. She was there... watching it die.

Silently, the lupus servant moved along to her side, eyes watching the same scene she was. What did she find in all of this? Why not end it's life rather than watch it suffer? The idea was quickly removed from his mind as he took in not only his life, but the lives of any other servant, into consideration.

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POSTED: Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:56 pm

Jaketta was captivated and torn apart by the scene of the fawn struggling for life. With each moment it seemed to move less and less, slowly sinking further into the mud until there was no longer any air to breath. In the middle of this display, a stranger showed up beside her. The young goddess only graced him with her gaze for a mere second before turning back to the fawn. When the last few bubbles of air rose to the mud's surface and declared a life's end, did Jaketta speak or move.

It's gone. There was a strange sadness in her gaze, even as a smile rest on her lips. This was what the world had planned for this fawn. It would find glory by becoming a meal for strong canines. Hands reached into the mud and pulled the deer out. It was much easier now that it no longer struggled against her touch. As she pulled back, she looked over at the overly scarred canine next to her that stood on all fours.

Who are you? I haven't seen you before. From the looks of it, he was part of the Servitori, which meant that she was greater rank than he. In turn, that meant that she was supposed to make that clear to him. Her head rose as she looked over at him. Are you a servant? It would have been a risky question, but seeing that he stood aside her in lupus form, all the risk was diminished.
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POSTED: Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:20 pm

To rise and shine is so hard to do
When all the light has been taken from you

OOC: +300 words.

Silas was fully aware that he had no idea why this woman was just watching this animal slowly suffer until it's death or why he had decided to stop and watch with her when he had a fresh kill that needed to be tended to. Perhaps it was that she was trying to do the same thing without too much work. The animal was going to die one way or another, and at least this way she wouldn't have to get her hands dirty. He had never been one to understand things with a more religious aspect to them. There didn't seem much use for it nor was there really anything like it back in Rabenuhr.

Once the fawn had finally stopped moving, the woman at his side said two words before getting up and dragging it out of the mud. Guess his assumption was right from the start. Once she had gotten the prey free, that was when she took notice to the male. Now the real problem came into play. How did a mute lupus luperci communicate. It was times like these he regretting having acted up under Kruger's rule as a child.

Maybe if he had just done as he was told from the start he would still have his voice.

Raising one paw to the mud, he began to spell out 'Silas' before raising the paw to gesture at himself. At least that was an answer to one question. The other one was simple enough, something he could answer with just his head. A nod was offered to her before he began to write in the mud again. Hunt. One simple word before his shoulders flexed towards the animal resting along his back.

He sat there, waiting for more questions as he was sure they would come. Shifting was an option, and something that might take time... but without his notebook it would be just as useless for communication. Maybe to help carry both their catches if she wanted him to do some work.

Silas del Morte

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Salena
Luperci Forever Changing Bound to the Raven's Call
SILENCE

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