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Dagrún

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12-12-2020, 06:08 PM

Dagrún bounded after Halla as the duo headed toward the Rio Grande. She had a little play date with the princess of the Armada who was going to be escorted by her guard and a warrior of the Armada. In truth it wasn't a typical play date. More a crafting date. Both pups liked to make things and so they'd agreed to meet at the river again.

She was the first to arrive and settled down by the great river. Dagrún set down the bundle of items she planned to work on. She had a good piece of leather from Halla that she hoped to make a test bracer out of for one of her front legs as well as a sling. Dag took the leather in her jaws and started cutting out a rough piece that would fit around one of her front legs. Once she'd gotten that done she took one of the little scraps and started chewing it into a rectangular shape for a sling pouch. Maybe it was good she arrived early. This was going to take some time to do.





Gossamer

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12-12-2020, 06:08 PM

Gossamer raced ahead with Ásta shortly behind carrying the travois of crafting materials. Natha trailed behind the duo, lazily walking along though she was keenly alert. She didn't know what to think of this but it might be an opportunity to get a glance at another pack's wolves. Gossy soon spied Dagrún and bounded over to her. "Hey Dag! Whatcha chewing on?" She padded over to the travois as Ásta wiggled out of it to get a fire started.

Gossamer's head emerged from the travois with bundle of peppermint in her mouth. She intended to make some tea to drink for enjoyment and a poultice just to practice. Maybe she could throw the goop at Kotori.

Gossamer set her plants down between her paws and she set about peeling the leaves off with her teeth. One by one she worked through the plants until she had a nice pile which she then divided into smaller piles, one for the tea, one for the poultice.




Dagrún

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Snake Eyes1KDouble Master
12-12-2020, 06:10 PM

Dagrún's tail wagged as she saw Gossamer arrive with her little posse. "I'm gonna make a bracer out of the leather and maybe a sling to, I don't know. You doing tea again?" Tea was ok but she wasn't overly fond of drinking plant water unless she had to. Though Gossamer assured her it was nicer when the weather got colder. This particular autumn day was cooler than the last so maybe she'd give the drink a try later.

Dagrún returned to the bracer, setting one of her legs in the piece of leather and wrapping it around to check that it fit. Once satisfied she repositioned the leather and proceeded to chew holes in it. She held the leather down with her paws as he moved it into his mouth, biting through to create evenly spaces holes. Once that was done she moved back to the leather pouch and carefully used her canines to puncture a hole on either side of the pouch for the leather strands to go through.





Gossamer

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12-12-2020, 06:11 PM

Gossamer nodded at the other pups question. "Yea, there are all kinds of plants you can make tea out of so I'm going to try peppermint today. I like the smell." It might work to hang some up in her den if she wanted to make it smell prettier though that would be a waste of good herbs.

Gossy trotted back over to the travois and retrieved two ceramic bowls. She took them out and then placed about an ounce of the leaves into one bowl and the remnants into another. Picking up a piece of deer antler she pushed the flat end down onto the herbs to bruise them.

She looked over at Dag who was concentrating hard on what she was crafting. Gossamer wanted to continue their conversation but she didn't really know what to ask. "So, are you training to be a warrior? I'm working on fighting skills and healing skills but I don't know which one I want to do yet." She really liked healing but it was of interest to all her siblings and some of them did it better than her.




Dagrún

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Snake Eyes1KDouble Master
12-12-2020, 06:12 PM

Dagrún nodded at Gossamer's question. "Yea, I'm training to be a warrior. I want to be as strong as my mother some day." Well, and her father too, but in Dag's opinion if her mother really wanted to she could kick dad's butt.

Dagrún gathered some of the loose strands of leather from the bracer project. She started at the bottom, threading the leather cordage through the bottom holes then crisscrossing his way up, alternating the holes on either side to form an 'x' pattern with the lacing. Once she got to the top she tied a little knot at each end of the strand to prevent them slipping back out. Next Gossamer turned her attention to the pouch and placed a piece of the leather cord on either side of the pouch. Picking up one of the leather strands she tied a knot in one end then repeated the process with the other. She then threaded the leather through and then tied and sealed another knot to make sure the cord didn't slip through and cause the pouch to go flying off. Dagrún finally pulled the leather cords tight so that the leather pouch formed more of a pouch than a flat piece.





Gossamer

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12-12-2020, 06:12 PM

Gossamer wasn't surprised when the other girl said she was going to be a warrior. She felt a little jealous of Dag's focus on one discipline instead of being strung out between two. As Gossamer worked the smell of peppermint wafted into the air. She grinned at the smell. Taking her water flask she poured a pint of water into the bowl that would make her tea and then a little bit into the bowl for the poultice. It was just enough to moisten the leaves. She scooted both bowls toward the fire. Gossamer wanted the tea to at least get to a simmer but as soon as the poultice mixture was warm she retrieved it from the fire and mashed it up into a paste which she'd show Ásta in order for the fox to judge how well she did. Then she could tuck it away for some pranks later on.