Through the eyes of a Goddess

- Coax

POSTED: Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:49 pm

WC: 341

Things were changing, stirring within the growing youth. The wedding had set off a flurry of emotions within her, some that she wished would go away, others she played into because they made her swoon. Love. Courtship. The coming together of two souls to form an unstoppable force. It had Jaketta's thoughts wandering off to a peculiar place, one she had never been before. She had thoughts that made her heart flutter with anticipation. She needed a mate. Finding someone to join forces with so they may rise through Salsola's ranks was now on the top of her list.

Not only was her mind going through changes, but her body as well. She began to make her second shift, from a child, to a woman. Her transformation was nearly complete. With these changes, Jaketta became aware of her appearance, of her beauty. It would serve her well in the future.

The blood laced witch sat on her knees in the middle of the forest. Her claws were dug into the earth, fingers spread to their full width. She inhaled deeply, eyes fluttering closed as she focused on her surroundings. Before her, sat a small fire and shallow dish, risen above so its contents may begin to be broken down by the heat. It smelled of nature. Herbs, flowers, bark, blood. Everything gathered from around her and thrown into the shallow cauldron. Her mouth moved, words coming out in but a whisper, a spell to bind the ingredients and give them life. A love potion.

Who this potion would be used on was undecided, but she knew the gods would help her in that decision. Onofria, the Goddess of the stars was once an icon of love and happiness. Surely her divinity would help lead Jak in the right direction.

The drawing of power continued alongside her whispering. The energy was absorbed from everything around her, through her fingertips and into her very core. Once gathered, she would begin the transfer of power into this very strong potion she created.
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POSTED: Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:19 pm

I know your voice, I know your eyes
Word Count →401 :: OOC: guess who's back, back again

Coaxoch had spent this night like he had most of his nights. He had been praying in the Blackwoods, burning incense, and finishing up his worship of the The Red Eyes that he found his faith in. He easily finished his worship on this night and was about to head back to the Graveyard that he and Sebastien called home but he found himself being led deeper into the woods by a sickly sweet smell of brew and blood. It was not often that others came into the Blackwoods so deeply, in fear that they might not come back out, so the male wondered who could be brewing out here this late. He fixed his loincloth over his pride and he moved easily through the Blackwoods. These lands were his home, just as it was the home to the spirits. He was familiar with most nooks and crannies, and it was hard for him to even get lost here.

He didn't get lost. Every step was purposeful and calculated.

As he drew closer to the smell, he started to pick up the smell of a female, along with an undertone that he could not place just yet. He moved closer to where he could smell her scent coming from, and in this time he wondered who she was. The scent itself was not familiar, even though it did smell of The Family. Even as he drew more near he could see the influx of energy around the area. The spirits whispered around the circle of where her spell was cast, and he drew ever interested in what she had been doing. Who was this girl and what spells was she casting in the danger of the Blackwoods.

He finally came to see her and found that her pelt was licked with coal and flame. She was young, pretty, and her eyes were much like those of Helena's. If he hadn't known better, he would have guessed that she was daughter to the Lykoi, but Coaxoch knew his family, and she was not of the Ulrich and Lykoi bloodlines. The wendigo tilted his head as he looked to her. A slow smile crept onto his maw as he looked towards the potion. What are you making there, little girl? he asked, his tone slightly teasing as he came closer, and kept his missing arm turned away from her slightly.

You haunt me through my dreams at night

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POSTED: Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:43 pm

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The specters of this part of the pack were gathering around her. She could sense them, eyes digging into her like daggers. They were drawn to the energy she was gathering, growing more potent as her casting continued. A soft smile spread across her lips as a shiver ran down her spine, evidence of the power she was creating.

When she felt she had absorbed all that possibly could be absorbed, her claws were lifted from the earth, slowly. The green energy followed her like a charmer to a snake, entering her palms which tingled with delightful competence. Her hands continued to draw upwards until they were in front of her where they molded the energy into a ball. Her slender muzzle pressed forward, susurrating the spell directly into the dense mass of energy.

She did not notice she even had company, of the mortal variety, until his voice cut through her chanting disrespectfully. She fell silent, turning her head to cast him a virulent glare with her mismatched orbs. His tone was condescending, calling her little, which she was most certainly not anymore. This boy didn't know a goddess when he saw one. He was foolish. Without a word, the chanting continued and the energy was directed towards the boiling water in the shallow cauldron. Potions were not her forte, but they were simple and better suited for this occasion than a blessing or charm.

Jaketta's head gently tilted backwards as she felt the energy leave her body, through her palms, and into the potion. It was the finishing touch. A loud gasp left her before she straightened herself out and stood so that she was eye level with the man who had so rudely interrupted her. Blood and gold hues scanned over him, analyzing every detail to his form, down to the way he had half of his body turned away from her. He was not what she was expecting, but he was drawn here by the power she gathered. It was most certainly a sign from the heavens.

Slender legs carried her towards the stranger, she hadn't met him before and knew not of his name. Most likely, he was in the same rank as her or even below if she had no name to match to his handsome face. Well boy, it's a potion. A powerful one that will achieve whoever drinks it great success within the Thistle Kingdom. Her smile grew wider. Jaketta inhaled slowly, her eyes fluttering closed for a moment. It smells lovely, doesn't it? Her head tilted to the side in a curious, seductive manner. Who was he?
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I know your voice, I know your eyes
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She was young, younger than him by quite a bit, but by her skill he could tell that she had probably been doing witchcraft since she was but a pup. He saw her manipulate that energy, or at least that's what he thought he had seen as his eyes focused on a ball of energy pulsing in her hands before being pushed into by muttered words that he did not hear. He wondered who she was, really, for he had never seen the black and rust colored jackal girl before, and she was young, as if she had not been around for much more than maybe a year. He wondered where she had come from, seeing as that Jackals were not native to Nova Scotia, and the only other jackal he had seen was that..weird broody woman with the red eyes. This girl looked like she might be the daughter of that same jackal, but he couldn't imagine who would....breed with that scary foreigner.

He shook his head as he watched her size him up. He was still much taller than she was, as he had been with most women. He looked her straight in the eyes, for he was not scared of rank - he had no reason to be. Coax's half tail flicked back and forth behind him as he found himself looking at her and in turn sizing her up. She spoke confidently of her potion, as if she had perfected it's form as he had done with his own potions. She must have been doing what he did when he was her age, experimenting and casting spells into potions as so to learn more. He had to wonder if she cared much for taste, and he found himself curious as to what her potion tasted of. Her claim of success was also something that interested him as well. It does smell good. he told her with a friendly smile.

I haven't seen you here before. I'm assuming you are new to Salsola. he told her with the same smile and a nod of his head. My name is Coaxoch Ulrich. Who are you? he asked her as he looked at her. Her eyes reminded him of Helena, and he wondered if maybe this girl was related in some way, though he doubted it because of the obvious...Jackal in her.

You haunt me through my dreams at night

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POSTED: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:15 pm

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Jaketta welcomed the stranger's eyes as he returned the glances she cast over his strange body. Her tail flicked excitedly, ears pressing forward with the intent of a skilled huntress. Behind the male's sky colored hues, thoughts were being had. Jak was curious as to what went through his mind having found her in the Blackwoods, concocting mysterious potions. She had to note, he didn't seem phased by it. That only added to her curiosity for the male. What type of soul had the Goddess chosen for her to carry her plans out on?

A sweet smile was reflected back at him when he agreed that her potion smelled lovely. He then mentioned he hadn't seen her before and kindly introduced himself. Jaketta Nocturne. You could say I'm new, but I am no stranger to Salsola. Elphaba made sure to that. She welcomed the lessons with open arms, eager to learn everything she could about the great kingdom she now called home. The more she learned, the more power she would gain.

Jak stood before Coaxoch only briefly before she turned with the whip of her tail to kneel before the small fire and her potion. She used a wooden ladle to scoop some of it from the small cauldron. She carried the portion over to Coaxoch, holding a hand underneath it in case any of it were to drip to the cold ground below, wasted to the earth. Well, will you be so brave as to try my potion? She cocked a shoulder towards him, slowly blinking blood and gold orbs gazed into his own inquisitively, daringly. Surely you wish to obtain great success within the pack. I'm not sure you could call yourself a Salsolan if you lacked that trait, happy to sit where you are while those around you prosper.

She hoped she was convincing. If she were honest with Coaxoch, she would tell him she wasn't sure how her potion tasted or that she had never made a potion of this variety. If she were lucky, he would taste it and that would be all it took to bind them together, so they both achieved the greatness she and many other Salsolans sought after.
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Coax's half tail flicked back and forth pensively as he watched the stranger. She made herself not a stranger in the matter of a few moments as he had asked her what her name was, and introduced himself. She knew of Salsola, or at least she said that she knew stuff about Salsola, and he wondered who her sponsor was, seeing as he had never seen her prior to now. His tail flicked again, more in reflection of her excitement rather than in the thoughtful way as it had before. Well, It's my pleasure to meet you, Jaketta Nocturne, of Salsola. he told her with the same smile, giving her the name of Salsola, for it would seem that she was young enough to be able to insert herself within the pack with ease, and she seemed like she really wanted to be there. Coaxoch was accepting of this, just as he was when Elphaba took the throne. This Salsola was built for the younger generations, and this girl would fit in, he was sure.

When she had offered him a sip of her potion, he felt the apprehension well up in his chest. She turned back to him with little regard and slithered up to him as if she was a snake, a true Salsolan. He felt his smile turn into a nervous one before she had assured him that it was a potion for success. He chuckled nervously. O-oh, of course, I would love to become a Faction member eventually he told her, with the same nervous smile on his maw as he stood there. S-Sure, I'll try it. he told her, before he took a sip from her spoonful.

To put it lightly, the potion tasted like it had soured, and she tried to use honey to cover it. Coaxoch did not let the concoction sit in his mouth for long before he forced it down his throat and drew in a breath of air afterward. He smiled to her lightly and chuckled lightly. I guess success has a bitter taste. he told her, as he motioned his hand for her to try it too. He looked her in the eyes, for they were of the same rank, and he couldn't help but admire the gentleness in her eyes. He liked her, in a way, the girl was a spitfire, but she really did seem sweet and a good fit for Salsola's future. He hoped that they would be friends, too, even though she was a jackal. I wish success for you too, for it's not often that Outsiders show such potential for greatness. he told her easily with another wag of his tail.

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