[j] no man is an island, oh this I know

POSTED: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:46 pm

Lupus form; 11am. Hover for translation! :)

xxxxxxxThe chilly morning found Adonis padding along a packed snow trail that wound lazily along the rolling drifts towards the northwestern borders of New Dawn. Zalen's scent was heavy in the air here; the earthy scent of fresh turned earth and pungent wolfish musk grew thicker as he approached the clearly marked border. His nose was to the ground, eyes roving over the tracks that led both in and out of the territory. To his surprise and pleasure, many of them were small, indicative of a shift in preference to the feral form. But a few trails were massive depressions cut into the thick slush and served as a marked reminder of the world he now found himself in.
xxxxxxxHe came to a stop a respectful distance from the border. Adonis lifted his head and looked out across the forest with an appreciative eye. One ear twisted forward, and his head snapped up as the croaking chatter of a raven echoed out into the depths; the white winged avian, barely discernible against the snow, swooped down from the branches above to settle in the path before him. Adonis greeted his old friend with a fond chuff, and the bird ruffled his feathers to shuffle them into place. "Zalen ostende te voluisti?" He chuckled when the raven leveled him with a scrutinizing stare. "Fair enough."
xxxxxxxAdonis parted his lips and lifted his muzzle to the sky as his baritone howl vibrated deep within his throat. He called for Zalen and his pack.
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POSTED: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:41 pm

+3 OOC — OOC here

He was by the sea again. He was not sure why the water kept calling to him, perhaps it had been Ksenija’s mention of sailing, whatever that was. All he knew is that it had something to do with the ocean, and so the sea had been on his mind, and so here he was, large Optime forepaws wrist deep in the frothy waves. It was cold, but it was beautiful, the high winter sun glistening off the waves; the breeze was light; it was a good day.

The Alpha stood still, smelling the salt and listening to the call of gulls with his eyes half shut when the deep howl summoned him to wakefulness. He lifted his head to listen to the sound, ears trained to it; it was a call for him. Who could it be? Perhaps it was that loner he had meant, and Zalen’s heart leapt at the thought of it; he set about meeting the caller immediately.

The dark king’s long, loping run made it seem as if he were flying over the snow encrusted ground, the ease in which he moved in this form all fours a thing of beauty. Many thought it strange and awkward, but for Zalen it was almost as natural as the Lupus form, if not for that strange itch in the back of his mind, the one that would never let him rest.

He soon was at the borders, and just as he had hoped, the bright form of Adonis shown in the sun like a jewel; it was quite a contrast to Zalen’s own coal fur; together the two were like day and night. Zalen headed towards the male without hesitation, his form dominant but not aggressive, but then spied a large raven sitting in the lane before him; he slowed but did not stop, and came up to greet Adonis with a nose bump, So you came. I am glad. He smiled, his tail wagging, Were you able to find Juliet? He asked, though he already knew the answer; if Adonis had found his mate, surely she would be here with him; unless… Zalen’s eyes roved back to the raven… no… couldn’t be.



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POSTED: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:55 pm

000 OOC — Hey! Welcome!

With sleek steps, the lupus formed female trotted around the boarder, marking her territory as she moved. Raeka enjoyed this part of being an Alphess as it left a physical reminder of her position in the pack. Although there weren't any direct confrontations, it was clear that there were many who did not accept her leadership. Raeka had advanced quickly in ranks, but she had done so through the proper means. She didn't kill any wolf for the position and had respected rank when she was a subordinate. It was Zalen who had accepted her as his equal, but the rest of the pack just would not follow. What worried her the most was Augustus, the Beta male of the pack. Raeka was sure that she had the support of his mate, Ciara, but the shadow wolf's mind was a difficult one to read. Raeka was worried that if she could not garner his support, he would turn the rest of the pack against her. Yet, she hadn't the first clue on how to convince him she was deserving of the Alphess position, that was, assuming he needed to be convinced.

A deep, vibrating howl broke through the female's thoughts and her golden ears twitched as she stood high to listen. A call for Zalen and the pack, one Raeka would not ignore. The last time someone had requested to speak to Zalen, it was to announce they were carrying his pups and had ended in a frustrating situation where Raeka was forced to fight to display her dominance. There was no way she would allow yet another wolf to run over her head like that again. Her steps quickened as her long stride stretched further to cover the distance.

As the Alphess approached, she kept her tail high and her stance dominant. Even when she spied the black form of Zalen did she not completely relax. Deep amber eyes traced the lupus form of the light male who stood a decent distance from the boarders. Her nose twitched as she took in the subtle scent of a luperci and a loner. Her gaze glanced upwards for a moment as she noticed a strikingly white raven sitting atop the branches. Raeka paused for a moment as she studied the bird before her focused returned to the male and she finished her approach to the boarder. Stepping up to Zalen, she gave him a quick nuzzle and looked back at the light colored wolf. Hello, I am Raeka, the Alphess. I take it you two know each other?

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POSTED: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:12 pm

Hello! Thanks to both of you for joining. :)
xxxxxxxAdonis did not have to wait long before the swarthy form of Zalen emerged from the woodlands. He did not necissarily do a double-take at seeing the dark wolf's two-legged form, but it was surprising to see him employ the same manner of movement in a body not really meant for it. He did the same thing, of course, but his gait was no where near as graceful or refined as Zalen's own.
xxxxxxxAdonis lowered his ears, tail and body in clear deference to the dominant set of Zalen's stance. The dark Alpha approached, sparing a glance for the raven, before crossing into his personal space and giving him a friendly bump to the nose. His companion gave off an annoyed quork and took to the trees again, the feathers around his neck ruffled indignantly. The princeps ignored Seer's tantrum and reciprocated with a submissive lick to the leader's retreating chin.
xxxxxxxOnly moments later did an equally dominant female approach them from the same path. She was cloaked in a variety of earthen hues, offset by a vibrant gold that he almost envied. This was clearly the mate that had been referred to during their last meeting; no mistake about it. Adonis thumped his tail against the ground when she grew near enough to give Zalen an affectionate touch. She introduced herself as Raeka and he suddenly felt wholly humbled to be greeted by both leaders of New Dawn.
xxxxxxxHe noted the curious glances each of them sent towards the raven, and he looked up to see Seer staring down at the three of them. Adonis shook his head, returning his full attention to the leaders (but keeping his gaze adverted). "Sadly, no. But I remain hopeful she will find her way here." He admitted with a frown. There was no telling when, or if, she would, but he could not continue on like he was. Adonis bowed his head when he swept his muzzle towards Raeka. "Well met, Raeka. Zalen and I spoke a few days ago about your pack. He also gave me some excellent insight into the local culture." He flashed a gentle smile at Zalen and addressed them both. "If the offer still stands, I would be happy to join you and yours."
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POSTED: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:47 pm

+1 OOC — YAY! Welcome! :D We can continue the thread a little more if you guys want :)

The strange raven was quick to take off to the trees and Zalen watched it go; he had seen ravens of many different shades, some with white feathers, but never a completely white raven. A albino if he had to guess; quite stunning. His eyes were drawn back to Adonis just as the light colored male greeted him and submitted appropriately; Zalen’s tail wagged anew. And then they were joined by Raeka, who came to Zalen’s side and nudged him affectionately; Zalen dwarfed them, it was strange; perhaps he should have stayed in Lupus.

Adonis responded to Zalen’s question, that he had not been able to find Juliet, but still held hope. The dark king nodded in understanding; it was a shame he could not find her, but Zalen was glad she had not turned out to be the raven.

Adonis greeted Raeka and spoke of his meeting Zalen several days before and the Damaichu male turned to his mate with a smile; he had briefly mentioned the meeting to her, but perhaps he should have made it information of more import; he had really hoped that Adonis would join. And here he was, asking to join. Zalen’s face broke into a wolfish grin, The offer still stands brother; you have no need to speak of your skills or to prove yourself; you have a good hunt and I’ve seen myself that you have hunting prowess. The ebony wolf gave a nod, as if agreeing with himself, Yes, we gladly accept you. And Zalen walked forward then to give Adonis a more affectionate greeting.



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POSTED: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:10 pm

000 OOC — Hey! Welcome!

As a former uninfected wolf in a luperci world, Raeka was used to other's being much larger than her. Although she herself was no small female in lupus form, being bound in one form had once meant she was smaller than everyone else. Once she had gained the virus, things didn't really change. Raeka was still somewhat large in her lupus form and rarely used her other forms. She preferred the natural feel of four legs and a slim body to the hands and bulk of the optime and secui forms.

The earthen female couldn't entirely follow the conversation Zalen was having with the mysterious male, although it seemed as if it was a topic that had been discussed in detail before. She remembered Zalen mentioning something about meeting a loner, but she didn't think anything would come of it. With the two in conversation, Raeka focused her attention on the overall mannerisms of the male. He was respectful and kept his body low and eyes averted as he spoke. A smile graced the female's lips, appreciating the respect. She needed more of that. Raeka nodded as the male addressed her, clearly happy with his presentation. Almost immediately afterwords he announced his desire to join and Raeka's heart soared. Another male to add to the pack, another hunter to bring food for the numerous young.

The Alphess opened her jaws to speak when Zalen's words broke through. Raeka closed her lips briefly to wait for him to finish his statement and greeting. Welcome to New Dawn. With that, she stepped over to bump noses with the male, her tail wagging slightly as she smiled at their newest subordinate.

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POSTED: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:51 am

Sounds good to me!
xxxxxxxThe flicker of hope he had roared into life when Zalen dismissed any fears he had about the meeting. This was now his home; this was his pack, and as a result he possessed a purpose again. Now, the only thing he was missing was Juliet, but he was certain if she made his way back to him that she would approve of his decision. Adonis flashed a wide grin, and waited until both Alpha's approached him before giving them both an affectionate lick to their chins, clearly reflecting of his endless gratitude towards them. "Thank you." He said with a touch of shyness.
xxxxxxxAbove, the raven clicked his beak together and uttered a low chattering sound. Adonis turned an ear upward and glanced up with a mild huff. "Excuse him, he does not abide by manners." The subordinate curled his nose in slight annoyance at the avian, who continued to stare unblinkingly at the trio as if he hadn't seen the look of disappointment leveled at him. Adonis waved his tail and looked to both of his leaders. "I know him as Seer, but I cannot say for certain if he has a true name. I do not speak his tongue." He admitted.
xxxxxxxThat said, Adonis moved on to more pressing matters. "Is there anything of importance I should know beyond what we spoke of, Zalen?" He directed the question to both of them, and reached forward to brush his nose against Raeka's again for good measure.
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