ardent

god knows my worth



Shrike

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Male
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Ali
11-21-2020, 12:11 PM
note to self, this is backdated to about a week after this thread takes place

It was about damn fucking time. Shrike didn't care much for handling the merchandise, it's why he had so many mercenaries at his beck and call, but the fact they'd fucked up this bad had left him with no other choice. It wouldn't have been an issue if Hanako had simply wandered off for maybe a day or two, but the days rolled into weeks and then a season and here he was. Getting his paws dirty, both literally and figuratively. Since he'd-deservedly- killed the initial fuckups Shrike really had to put some decent legwork to get where he was now. He'd asked around, listened to whispers and rumours of a pretty girl who smiled too much. And this was where all the talk led him, to this shit hole swampy mangrove in the middle of fucking nowhere. Rumbling a sigh, Shrike drew to a stop and shot a look over his shoulder. Karver. He was a shit talker and salty to the bone but he was quick on his feet and made a served as a decent-ish scout. Given that Shrike had wounded-if not killed-most of the subordinates who served beneath him he hadn't had many options left, it was Karver or nothing and they both knew it.

"So this guy you spoke to, he said he saw her at some festival around here?" Shrike pursed his lips in thought as he lifted a paw out of the mud. It was low tide but within a few hours this place would be flooded.



Karver

Loner

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Ali
11-21-2020, 12:30 PM
Karver did not want to be here, nor was he being paid enough. He slogged through the mud and slush, having a far harder time with it due to his shorter, stubby legs. Shrike had been pissed when he found out that Hanako had gone missing and Karver found himself somewhat relieved that his anger had waned for now. Karver was a lot of things-many of them bad- but he wasn't stupid. He wasn't going to provoke Shrike for no good reason, for now if he told him to jump Karver would ask how high.

"Yeah." He said, flicking his ear to shoo away a gnat. "Last spring. She was with a guy, a big one. One of those mutated wolves." Or at least that's what he'd been told. Whilst not the most trustworthy of sources he doubted the trader would have much to gain from lying to a Keeper. Shrike's reputation travelled far and wide in the big wide world. Most folks knew what was good for them. "You think she's settled?"

On one paw that would mean Hanako had been kept safe and fed, but Karver knew most wolves wouldn't be so happy to give up an investment like that. He had a sinking feeling things were going to get complicated.