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the empire (of puppies) strikes back



Venom

Ashen
Empress

Master Fighter (245)
Master Intellectual (240)

age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
2426
size
Extra large
build
Light
posts
408
player
KatG6

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11-21-2020, 05:44 PM
Hattori hadn’t been lying when he said he wished to train the Empire’s youth. They weren’t likely to come to his call, but if the Empress sought after the young underneath their many packs… Venom was going to put her shinobi through his paces. She lay on a raised dais of stone so she might oversee the goings on and help where necessary. With her injury she wouldn’t be much use when it came to sparring, but maybe she’d take on one of the smaller or younger puppies from her perch.

She wore a familiar smirk of light amusement as sunset eyes searched Hattori’s form, the question obvious in her features. How many little ruffians would heed the call? How many of them would show the promise that Venom desperately hoped for? How could she instill loyalty into their hearts? There was much to be seen, and with little prompting the Empress would invite the puppies of the Empire forth for training. This was the next generation, they would do well to know their brothers in arms.
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Hattori

Ashen
Shinobi

Expert Fighter (150)
Advanced Hunter (70)
age
2 Years
gender
Male
gems
552
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
130
player
Ali

Critical Hit!
11-21-2020, 06:02 PM

Hattori stood beside the empress, just beneath her stone dias, his ears tipped forward as he listened to her echoing howl.  He knew his howl carried little weight around here and that suited him just fine, contrary to what many likely thought he had no desire to steal the Ashen throne for himself. Venom's word was law and he would enforce it with an iron paw if need be. He looked on straight ahead, his posture tight and proper and only glanced away when he felt the prickle of Venom's attention. It was a sensation he was used to and he responded in turn with a brief dip of his head, reverent as ever. But there was a gleam in his eye, like sunlight shining of cold steel. They weren't exactly acquaintances anymore but their slightly more personal nature of their relationship was left on the back burner for now. Hattori had his eyes on the prize.

Though this would mostly be a laid back affair Hattori wished to set a precedent, and if nothing else she'd have a few good shows to watch. Figure out what pups were worth keeping an eye on, pressing to bring out their fullest potential.



Áskell

Habari
Erelim

Intermediate Intellectual (30)
Beginner Fighter (0)
age
Pup
gender
Male
gems
100
size
Medium
build
Medium
posts
26
player
lunarcat7
11-21-2020, 06:07 PM

Áskell was playing in the dirt, using his paws to kick it up into the air and whenenver he found a good clod he'd attempt to fling it at his companion. The clods never got very close. The agile bird was able to glide and dive out of the way in a graceful fashion.

His antics skittered to a halt at the call of the Empress. Oh boy, it was training time! He was curious to see how many pups showed up for the fight training. With a goodbye to his father who was crafting nearby, Áskell took off to where the pup training was going to be held. When he arrived there were two adults there. He assumed the lady was the empress but he wasn't quite sure who the black and orange wolf with the horns was. Maybe that was the emperor. "Hi! I'm Áskell."






Gossamer

Ashen Armada
Princess

Intermediate Fighter (30)
Beginner Healer (0)
age
Pup
gender
Female
gems
233
size
Large
build
Medium
posts
36
player
lunarcat7
11-21-2020, 06:08 PM

Gossamer was taking a break from her herb lessons and spending the afternoon stalking a frog. She'd just managed to successfully swat it into the water when she heard an unfamiliar howl. She glanced over to her fox companion who informed her that it was likely the call of the Empress. That meant it was time for the pups to gather for hunt training. Gossamer swiftly changed course and headed in the direction of the call with her fox companion loping along beside her. When she arrived there were two adults. She figured these were the wolves that were going to train them and she guessed that the one sitting above the other had to be the empress. Who was the guy with the horns then? She nodded in greeting to the boy she'd met earlier and took her seat to see what was going to happen.





Panic

Ashen
Pup

Beginner Intellectual (0)
Beginner Fighter (0)
age
Pup
gender
Female
gems
20
size
Large
build
Heavy
posts
4
player
CloudyNight
11-21-2020, 06:21 PM


Panic as soon as she heard the call she didnt wait and just yeeted herself forward. She wanted to be first at everything, to be beyond the expectations, no one was to question her. She could have waited for her siblings but she couldn't help herself and like that she went.

As she arrived familiar faces sprouted and there she saw two pups she met before ad the horned man. Her older cousin the Empress was too there. She sat down close to the other two pups. "I am Panic," That was all she would say for now.

"speak"
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Ophelia

Ashen Armada
Princess

Beginner Hunter (0)
Advanced Fighter (60)
age
Pup
gender
Female
gems
84
size
Medium
build
Medium
posts
13
player
Ali
11-21-2020, 06:23 PM
Ophie was rolling around in mud-as always- when the summons reached her ears. She paused, her lips twisting downwards as she wondered whether it was meant for her. It sounded important and Ophie wasn't the sort who wanted to get shouted at but she didn't really feel like going out today. Sometimes, once in a blue moon, she preferred to be alone. For reasons. And then the little princess aw her sister Gos rushing towards the Ashen lands, looking all serious and focused and Ophie's mouth dropped open into a wide o shape. Well if her sister was going then she guessed that meant she had to tag along too, and who knew maybe it'd be fun!

And so she scampered along, following in her sister's footsteps and drawing up beside her. Leaning against Gos' shoulder, Ophie let a quiet ooooh when she finally laid eyes on the empress. Her mother aside Venom was the prettiest wolf she'd ever ever seen! And that guy...he looked kinda serious, a little close to scary. So what was all this about then? She glanced about, wondering if any of the other pups present knew what was afoot.
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Malachai

Ashen
Pup

Beginner Fighter (0)
Beginner Hunter (0)
age
Pup
gender
Male
gems
33
size
Dire wolf
build
Heavy
posts
6
player
Lolaf
11-21-2020, 06:33 PM

Malachai was pawing idly at a downed moth, he'd found it outside the den mouth when he woke up, and watching it squirm and flutter uselessly against the ground and against the pads of his paws was amusing enough for now. However, when he heard his cousin's call the young boy lifted his head, Panic trotting past him as if on a mission. That was really all it took for him to listen to the summons. Shadowy paws carried him quickly and confidently towards the quickly growing gathering, mismatched eyes rising to look at his cousin, then the horned man, and then the other pups already gathered. He didn't recognize any of them yet.

They quickly left his mind though as he returned his attention towards Hattori, he'd told him and Panic that there'd be a training session soon... was this it? That question bounced around in his mind and slowly started to build up steam for the boy's excitement, he wandered over to his sister's side, pressing into her and bouncing slightly.

"Panic" | "Malachai" | "Belladona" | "Lurch"

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Jigsaw

Habari
Erelim

Advanced Healer (95)
Novice Hunter (20)
age
Pup
gender
Male
gems
29
size
Medium
build
Emaciated
posts
17
player
RelevantKoala
11-21-2020, 06:44 PM (This post was last modified: 11-21-2020, 06:44 PM by Jigsaw.)


Jigsaw had been given a very important new title in Habari, and with that came a whole pawful of responsibility. As Habari's most amazing healer ever, he felt it was his duty to show to the fight training so that he could help nurture the others of his generation as well as heal their wounds. He followed along after his brother, sneaking up through the growing hoard of pups and tugging gently on the fur of the big koi-wolf's leg whom appeared to be leading the meeting.

"Hi, I'm Jigsaw" He said to Hattori, his nerves showing through as he smiled faintly up at the man. "I'm not gonna' be a fighter, I'm gonna be fixing all these guys one day instead." A small inspection glance was given towards the pups - his future patients - and he suddenly felt very overwhelmed with the number. Swallowing, he continued. "You can pair me up with one of them if anyone is short a training partner, I don't mind." Jigsaw was small and thin, but he knew he could give any of these pups a run for their money if he needed to.

Given his introduction he ducked back into the puppy crowd, moving up forcibly alongside his brother and leaning against him for support.
"Speech"
"Thinking"
"You."



Louis

Ashen
Pup

Beginner Fighter (0)
Beginner Intellectual (0)
age
Pup
gender
Male
gems
10
size
Large
build
Heavy
posts
2
player
HalfAWyrm
11-26-2020, 01:59 AM

It’d been a bit since Louis’ first outing, but the obsidian pup was still finding his feet. His mother had prepared him well, but the rest of the work was on him. He’d have to adapt to if he was to thrive, such was the nature of things. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to let his more capable siblings take the lead for the time being. He was grateful that his sister had risen to the call first, so he was spared the responsibility of introductions or whatever the meeting would entail.

He scanned the surroundings with a wary eye, settling near his siblings. “Who’re they?” He asked the two, gesturing with his head to the other pups outside of his family. “They smell weird.” He hadn’t been out and about enough to recognise other packs yet.

"Panic" | "Malachai" | "Belladona" | "Lurch"