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07-31-2020, 09:12 PM


She had learned her lesson from the last time she went to the mangroves - do not go through that creepy, misty forest to get around the pack that came after she got around the river. That nice wolf had helped her find her way out the first time, but she wasn't sure she'd get quite as lucky the second time. Besides, even if someone did show up to help her navigate the darn thing, did she really want to be spending time in that weird, foggy place? She certainly didn't think so. Instead, she angled her path a bit further south so that she ended up in the orchard. Of course now that she's gone this way she'd have to figure out a way to get all the way around this pack and some how avoid the other pack that was right next door to them so she could keep heading north... But oh well. She'd figure that part out when she got there.

Pale, dainty paws carried her with a light skip to her step while she passed by the numerous fruit trees that dotted this place. This was much more pleasant than that other forest and it kind of amused her how two such drastically different places could be so close to one another. Who cared if this was going to make her trip longer by a day or two? It wasn't like she had to be anywhere. The only reason she was going toward the north in the first place was because she hadn't been there yet and if there was any time for her to do it then it would be the spring and summer. Gods knew she didn't want to be there in the fall and winter - far too cold for her tastes.

It was insanely sweet smelling through here with all the fruit trees fully in bloom and she couldn't feel a bit whimsical in such a place. She hummed softly to herself as she moved, tail swaying with each sauntering step. Eventually she came to what looked like the largest apple tree in the grove, at least from what she could see and she peered up at the branches with a wishful sigh. If only it were closer to the fall so there might actually be fruit here for her to enjoy. She'd certainly have to come back through here after her northern adventures so she could do just that.

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Tyrian

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08-02-2020, 05:33 PM
Tyrian was taking a quick jog around the Orchard to see if it was clear before he and the herders brought the sheep and goats out to graze.  The grass of the Knolls was good and green, but as the saying went, variety was the spice of life. The sheep would enjoy the change of grasses, the goats would enjoy the chance to freely browse bushes and shrubs, and the fruit bearing trees would benefit from the plant-eaters droppings and having their bases freed of the seedlings and vines that sought to choke them out. In turn, next year those inclined to pick from the Orchard might enjoy a better harvest. In other words, provided they weren't besieged by raiders or some other unsavory would-be thieves, it was a win-win situation.

A spot of red at the base of a massive apple tree caught his eye. The young king slowed to a walk as he studied the striking figure. Her expression wasn't easy to place but at the very least he was willing to call it thoughtful. Briefly he wondered if he should let her be; after all he may have been a king but he didn't rule this land. He had no authority here. After a moment's thought he decided that no, even though he had no claim on the land that didn't diminish his duty to investigate any as the Orchard was both a neighboring place and a place he very soon was going to fill with livestock. He had nothing to lose by investigating.

"Hello there," he called as he approached. His stance was friendly, if a bit haughty, and once near enough to converse without yelling he would make a point to stop so as not to invade her space. Though the context had been different, his father had made a point to teach him the old idiom about catching more flies with honey than vinegar. It was a lesson he hadn't forgotten. "Forgive me for intruding, I couldn't help but notice you seem a bit...put out. Are you lost?"
Tyrian has a saber-toothed snow leopard companion named Zahir, a black-footed gray langur named Tashi and a striped skunk companion he insists on calling Righty even though her name is Daisy. Assume all are nearby if not mentioned.




Elise

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08-02-2020, 06:18 PM


A voice she didn't recognize called to her and it made her ears perk as she turned her head to see who it was that had come to interrupt her oh so important musing about apples. Her sapphire gaze landed on a large, steel blue man that was approaching her and she gave him a curious look. She wasn't often approached out of the blue like this, but she couldn't say that she was displeased about the surprise company. It also didn't hurt that he was quite the handsome man - well built with an interesting hue to his fur and simple markings that framed his similarly blue eyes. A smile pulled to her lips as she turned to face him, moving with a particular grace that she had been practicing. "Hello," she replied as he got a bit closer, her head tipping gently to the side as she listened to the inquiry he had for her.

Lost? No, she actually knew exactly where she was for once. Since her return to Boreas she had spent quite a bit of time cross crossing back and forth around this portion of the continent just for lack of anything better to do. Now she might be a bit lost once she got further north, but for now at least she was fairly confident that she could find her way around without much trouble. "No, unfortunately I can't offer to be a lost damsel in distress this time," she teased with a bit of a grin. "Actually, I was passing through and wishing that there were more options for fruit here this time of year." She glanced up at the apple tree in question with a disappointed sigh. "A little sweet treat would have been the perfect travel snack."

That's when she realized his scent heavily carried the same scent as the pack she had spent most of the day planning her travels to get around. She looked to him again with a raised brow and a flick of her tail. "Oooooh you're from the pack near here, aren't you? Your pack is very much nestled in the middle of my path, you know. Both times I've come this way to visit the mangroves I've had to go around your borders." There was still a playful lilt to her tone and she couldn't help but smile to show that she really meant to ill will in her jesting.

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Tyrian

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08-02-2020, 07:17 PM
A hint of a smile touched his lips as the woman quickly shut down any avenue he may have had for setting himself up as a knight in shining armor. She did not need or want his help and she'd made it very clear in a way that he could find no fault with. Kudos to her. He couldn't help but be endeared by her swift and definitive decision to assert herself. If he regretted anything it was that he wasn't quite versed enough in playful banter to counter with something worthy. There was something to be said about sweet treats, he knew that phrase was ripe for the picking, but Tyrian was at a loss at how to use it. "Ah, this'll be a nice change of pace then," he said with a lazy, dismissive sniff. "These woods are just full of distressed damsels. I was just thinking to myself the other day how nice it would be to go for a walk and not have to rescue one..." As he trailed off the corners of his mouth rose in good humor.

His expression cleared and became interested as she focused on where he was from. So she'd been here before. That certainly made sense given her confidence in not being lost. He wondered about the significance of the mangroves. What was so special about them? He'd only been to the land in passing and he hadn't been much impressed with them, but he supposed, like the Knolls and the Range were to him, if a wolf had a connection to a place they made it special.

As for the teasing assertion that Fireside was in her way... "Why didn't you say something!" he asked in a faux incredulous tone. "For a non damsel we may very well have picked up and moved." After a beat he added with a cocky grin, "Or, you know, escorted you to the other side..."
Tyrian has a saber-toothed snow leopard companion named Zahir, a black-footed gray langur named Tashi and a striped skunk companion he insists on calling Righty even though her name is Daisy. Assume all are nearby if not mentioned.




Elise

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Yesterday, 12:23 AM


She adored when her teasing jokes landed and whoever she was bantering with could quip back at her. She hadn't always been this witty and certainly was never this flirty until after she had her run in with Mercy, but she thought it was a change for the better. It was an easy boost for her usually thin confidence and ego and it just went to show that what Mercy had told her was true - she was a good looking woman and there was plenty of attention to be had if she went looking for it. It was a nice way to keep conversations fun and avoid all the hum drum, boring pleasantries. As long as she was getting some kind of reciprocation toward her flirting then it was easy to keep up this bravado that she had been carefully crafting over the last year or so.

To his comment about always running into so many damsels she shot him a grin and chuckled before giving a nonchalant shrug of her shoulders. "Well, I'm so glad to be able to relieve you of your rescuing duties for a moment." What really tickled her was his response to her mentioning how his pack happened to be directly in her path. That pulled a full on giggle from her and a wide, amused grin onto her lips. "Well, why didn't you say so!" she exclaimed as she padded a bit closer to him, an elegant swish of her tail following each step. "As a non damsel I would certainly appreciate your pack moving to a much more convenient location. If only all packs were so understanding!" She stopped when she was just a few inches from him, peering up at him with a smirk lingering on her lips.

"You must be the head hauncho over here if you can just up and move a whole pack for every non damsel you come across," she commented, her bright blue gaze looking at him knowingly. Of course she knew men could say a lot of things in the pursuit of whatever it was they wanted, but she had always felt like wolves that led packs had a certain air about them and held themselves a certain way. If he wasn't the alpha then surely he was at least some kind of high ranking wolf. With a slight grin her gaze drifted down to his paws and back again as she added, "You certainly have the looks and stature of someone that would be leading a pack at least."

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