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Fight Training



Aslatiel

Armada
Reaper

Master Hunter (245)
Master Fighter (245)

age
1 Year
gender
Female
gems
510
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Small
build
Light
posts
667
player
Resin
02-17-2021, 10:34 PM


She was the Reaper. It was a very important rank. Aside from the alpha pair, Aslatiel held the most power in the pack. Even above the heirs. As such, it was her duty to whip the fighters of the pack into shape. And she wasn't going to stop there. She would see to the fighters but she would also see to the hunters. If she could make each of them even a little bit better than they were before, then she would be ahead of the game. She wouldn't be satisfied, however, until they were all masters of their crafts.

Of course she chose the plains as the meeting place for their first group training. The dummies were freshly packed. She had training weapons. There were sparring quarters marked out with stone. Everyone was going to get good and dirty today. They would work hard or they would definitely hear it. She wasn't here to hold hands or coddle people. She was here to make them work. Only with their advancement would the pack advance.

The Reaper called for the warriors, young and old. Seasoned and green. They would heed her call or there would be repercussions.

"Speech"

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Kotori

Armada
Prince

Advanced Fighter (75)
Intermediate Healer (30)
age
Pup
gender
Male
gems
427
size
Extra large
build
Medium
posts
64
player
Shard
02-17-2021, 10:50 PM
Walk | "Talk" | think


Kotori hadn’t been far away at all.  The young pup had been watching an owl in a tree wanting to try and catch it.  Fang had refused to climb up and chase it off which had Kotori wasn’t all that surprised on.  The mongoose could be brave but only when it chose to do so.  Splash was making a bid for it but the owl looked far from concerned.

At the howl, Kotori turned his heard, ears pricked high.  “Come on guys, let's go.” Kotori didn’t look back but trusted them to come.  So thus the young brownish pup with horns came running towards Asla, a snow leopard with a mongoose sitting on its back bringing up the rear.  Kotori slowed down as neared looking at the older sister he had never spent time with up till now.  Sisters.  Why couldn’t he have more brothers?  Still, this must be a pretty good sister if she’d made reaper.

“Hi,” offered cheerily, “I’m Kotori,” did his sister know him by name just due to blood relation or had she bothered with knowing them even that much. “Congrats on getting reaper by the way.  Figures a Fatalis would be the best for the role.” The last sentence nodded with pride.

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Briar

Armada
Princess

Intermediate Fighter (40)
Intermediate Healer (30)
age
Pup
gender
Female
gems
47
size
Extra large
build
Medium
posts
26
player
Shelby

1K
02-18-2021, 02:39 PM (This post was last modified: 02-18-2021, 02:39 PM by Briar.)


Briar had been lurking in the shadows near her brother with Marigold, biting back giggles as they watched him and his companions attempt to reach a far from amused owl, when Aslatiel's howl called for all the fighters. Well, at least there would be some entertainment today! She waited a moment for Kotori to head toward the call first before she followed suit, not wanted her spying to be super obvious - enough of a delay that it would seem like she just so happened to also be in the area and not that she was watching her fellow horned sibling from behind a tree.

The young girl and the antlered fox at her side arrived just in time to hear Kotori make a comment about how a Fatalis was best for the Reaper roll and she smirked quietly at the thought. "Well, sure... as long as they're actually the best fighter, she commented in retort as she settled on her haunches, turning her turquoise gaze toward their older sister who she had only really seen in passing before now. Sure, she was happy that one of their siblings got a good spot in the pack, but she also didn't know anything about her. Perhaps she was a little miffed that her own sibling had avoided her, but she could let that go as long as she was able to teach them something interesting.

"I'm Briar," she added in as well and then sat back to wait expectantly for the other fighters to arrive.

"Briar" | "Marigold"

Briar has a dik-dik named Dandelion and an antlered, golden cross red fox named Marigold
Marigold is usually somewhere near by, but assume Dandelion is at home unless otherwise mentioned




Ophelia

Armada
Princess

Intermediate Hunter (30)
Advanced Fighter (100)
age
Pup
gender
Female
gems
130
size
Medium
build
Medium
posts
47
player
Ali

Critical Fail!
02-18-2021, 02:44 PM

With her belly caked with mud, little Ophie paused once she heard the reapers call. She'd slipped away once the fight got too rough for her gentle disposition but she'd heard who had won all the same, her big sister was the reaper! Yay!  Not needing to be told twice, she rolled up onto her side, more brown then grey, and was quick to make her way across the Plain towards the training beach. Out of her whole litter she was probably the worst fighter, too clumsy and kind for her own good, but she wanted to get better! To bring glory to the Fatalis name...even if she didn't quite know how just yet.

Skidding to a stop, Ophie wagged her tail in greeting as she schmoozed up to Asla. They'd never really spent much, if any, good one on one time together but she wanted to make a good first impression. Kotori and Briar were already on the scene and they looked so cool and self assured with themselves that it sent a prickle of anxiety of Ophie's system. What if she messed up, would they all laugh at her? Smothering her concerns she put on her biggest and most friendly smile.

"Yeah! You were really cool and strong and and and-" Oh no she was seizing up, the pressure already getting to her. "I'm Ophie!" She finished with a flourish, hoping no one had noticed.

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Mojito

Armada
Student

Intermediate Healer (30)
Novice Fighter (15)
age
1 Year
gender
Male
gems
174
size
Small
build
Light
posts
52
player
Lolaf

Valentines 2020
02-19-2021, 05:42 PM


Mojito was busy sorting through his meager supplies, he'd had to use more than he was comfortable with continuing to tend Asla and Naiche's wounds and he was not totally happy with how few usable herbs he had left... and in the middle of winter too. The boy grimaced, definitely not too happy with that. One flopped ear perked as he heard his friend's call. Was this part of her becoming Reaper?

The boy gave a low huffing bark to get his sheep companion's attention and the pair trotted off towards the gathering. Hoa shook his fleece out, as they drew near, his large horns imposing even if the beast himself was mostly fluffy looking, maybe making him the perfect companion for the fluffy boy. Mojito grinned as he spotted Kotori, his own sparing partner, at least as requested by the boy's father. The rest of the pups he had to assume were his littermates. "I'm Mojito." He introduced himself for the pups who might not know him yet, flashing a wink towards Asla, even as he fought down the fluttering in his chest.

Speech

Holy Heck, thanks Kat!
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Mo's parents and siblings are free to crash his threads as they see fit.  

I just got back from moving, please help me catch up by dropping threads I owe here. <3



Hikaru

Armada
Warrior

Advanced Fighter (80)
Intermediate Intellectual (35)
age
1 Year
gender
Male
gems
782
size
Medium
build
Medium
posts
129
player
KatG6
02-22-2021, 02:47 PM

Not long after that crazy day Hikaru heard Aslatiel’s call for the warriors of the pack. He wasn’t surprised in the least, and eagerly got to his pale paws and loped towards the meeting. Or training, either way he would heed the Reaper’s call. Perhaps the extra work would help him relax about everything. It seemed like Mortis' tension was affecting him more than he realized. His poor friend seemed more on edge than ever, and he didn’t know how to help him. For now he’d wait until the heir was ready to talk about it, until then he’d offer the same unyielding support he’d given since the beginning.

The young koi rounded a crest to see the gathering and Aslatiel’s fine work on display. The dummy’s were stuffed and ready to use along with her sparring circles. Hikaru raised mismatched brows as he offered her a quick nod and smile before he sat close by his apprentice Ophie.



Naiche

Armada
Warrior

Master Fighter (245)
Advanced Navigator (75)

age
1 Year
gender
Male
gems
247
size
Medium
build
Light
posts
345
player
Shard

Halloween 2020 - Spooky CaveBeevent
02-24-2021, 01:17 AM


The wheat-toned wolf had been walking the border at an easy gait.  Naiche still wore his polar bear cloak and it swayed a bit with his strides but still stayed perfectly in place.  On top of the cloak rested the pangolin, tail partially wrapped about his neck, its head on Naiche’s forehead.  It took a bit but he made it to the training area.  Once close his gait was more defined, his eyes roamed those present as he noticed who had arrived so far and those who had not.  Hmm, definitely some wolves missing.  Hopefully, they were just a bit slower than Naiche and would be coming soon.

Naiche was quite proud of his promotion to general, a station that meant he’d be leading plenty of training exercises himself.  Time to see how the reaper planned to lead this one.  “Hello Asla,” his words given with respectful formality, “I hope you don’t mind if I join in?” Naiche found himself choosing words carefully.  He didn’t want to offer to help in case anyone took that as in his thinking she would need it, but he also didn’t want to say he was just going to watch as he was ready to pitch in.  Speaking to Asla in this respectful manner felt strange.  

Naiche sat down next to Asla and just slightly farther back so that the end of his muzzle was approximately aligned with her shoulders.  Looking back at those joining he kept a formal look, not counting the quick smile he gave to the pups, then right back to formal.

"Naiche"
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Aris

Armada
Princess

Beginner Healer (0)
Beginner Fighter (0)
age
Pup
gender
Female
gems
26
size
Small
build
Light
posts
10
player
Tealah
02-24-2021, 05:59 PM
Aris stopped what she was doing to listen as a voice called the pack's fighters together. A messy concoction of herbs and water dripped gloopily from one paw, the other holding the scruff of a squirrel with its mouth held open with a stick. Hmmmm she really wanted to test this mix.... but this was too good an opportunity to pass up. She plucked up the squirrel with her sharp clawed paws, the cat claws pricking into its neck to draw blood. "It sounds like your lucky day, squirrel," she told the terrified critter brightly. "You don't have to eat this for me after all!" Before it could possibly be super excited about its reprieve, she casually flung the creature as far out into the rolling sea waves as she could before trotting happily off to the training grounds. She arrived mostly late, but didn't seem to be particularly phased by it as she bounded in to sit with the rest of the group, ready to do fighting stuff.



Gossamer

Armada
Princess

Master Fighter (240)
Master Healer (240)

age
Pup
gender
Female
gems
111
size
Large
build
Medium
posts
118
player
lunarcat7

1KDouble Master
02-24-2021, 06:37 PM

Gossamer had spent the better part of her day running around like mad as Ásta tried to help her prep for spring. They had the storage den to clean out and reorganize and several herbs that had to be tossed for being improperly dried or because they were starting to spoil. It was a shame to see that work being tossed aside but Gossamer tried to remind herself that she was learning. She wouldn't make these mistakes again.

She had just finished her tasks for the morning and flopped down for some rest when she heard her sister calling the warriors. Oof. She sighed as she debated the merits of skipping class before realizing she'd never live it down. Even if herbs had her attention right now her goal was to become a Lieutenant and she'd never be able to do that if she missed out on fight training. With a determined gaze she got to her feet and scrambled to the meeting. A large group had already gathered and she sidled over to Aris to take a seat.




Aslatiel

Armada
Reaper

Master Hunter (245)
Master Fighter (245)

age
1 Year
gender
Female
gems
510
size
Small
build
Light
posts
667
player
Resin
02-24-2021, 06:38 PM


They started arriving, heeding her call. First to arrive was a child. One of her father's new rodents. Aslatiel fought to keep the annoyance off of her face and reminded herself that this was her job. She was tasked with training everyone, her siblings included. Trying to put a positive spin on it, she told herself that she was making them better. That should work. She was making them better. Soon a second child arrived, then a third. Ugh... Keep it together, Aslatiel. At least the dirty one seemed a little okay, though damn was she stinky.

Mojito arrived and flashed her a wink which was returned with the lady's beaming smile. She was glad that he came and even more glad that he was showing her some of his former happiness. It was hard knowing that he had been avoiding her. There wasn't anything that she could do about it though. She wanted to be honest with him rather than string him along. Her affection for him would never end though.

Hikaru was next and the cream colored fae smiled at him. Her father wanted her to work on his skills, but he just needed some fine tuning as far as she was concerned. It would be easy. He was a likeable sort and she didn't mind working alongside him.

Naiche showed next, coming to sit behind and to the side. His words brought a soft snort from the young woman and she cast him a side eye. "I would be disappointed if you didn't show, General." Two sets of eyes would be better than one while the rest trained and sparred.

The last ones to arrive were more siblings. Goody. At least they had all arrived which was more than she had expected. Asla waited for a short while longer and made a mental note of who didn't answer her call. Oh well. The ones who were here were meant to be here and the others weren't worth her efforts.

Rather than pace back and forth as she spoke like she'd seen some leaders do, Aslatiel continued to eye the congregation right where she sat, though her spine was ramrod straight and her tall ears were perfectly perked. "The Armada is at a low point. Drive has fallen away and has been replaced with complacency." She wasn't blaming or berating those before her, but she definitely pointing out the Armada's errors. "We are the Armada, but we aren't doing that title justice. An armada cannot be an armada without warriors. Highly skilled warriors." Now she stood, her piercing galaxy gaze resting upon each face before her in turn. "There will be a contest. The wolf that raises their skill level the fastest will win a grand prize. Fight your brethren. Fight the world. Train every day and train hard."

Now came something a little different. She wasn't going to force them to train. Their skill needed to be brought about by their own drive. "I will not hound you about these skills. You are now all aware of my wishes and expectations. That being said, I will train with any who wish as hard and as often as you desire." Again her gaze shifted from face to face. "I want you to succeed. Together we will make the Armada great again. We will bring the fire to our name and leave glory in our wake." Adrenaline was filling her as she spoke. She was getting herself worked up and she hoped that her determination was infectious. "Train with me. Train with Naiche. Train with each other, but train."

"Questions? Concerns?" She hoped that they were ready. She hoped that they wouldn't disappoint her. The young ones were already on the low end of the spectrum but she could always find more disappointment for them. Maybe they would surprise her though. Aslatiel: The Reaper, stood and stared expectantly at her underlings. If they were ready to train, she was ready to train. Next on the agenda would be recruiting fresh bodies, but one thing at a time.



"Speech"

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Gossamer

Armada
Princess

Master Fighter (240)
Master Healer (240)

age
Pup
gender
Female
gems
111
size
Large
build
Medium
posts
118
player
lunarcat7

1KDouble Master
02-25-2021, 09:07 PM

Gossamer settled down to pay attention to the meeting, Ásta curling up at her side as she listened. Aslatiel announced that there would be a contest and they would be encouraged to up their fighting skills. Ok, she could do that. Then it seemed like the meeting ended. Gossamer gazed expectantly at her sister as the older girl called for questions. Gossamer glanced at her litter mates then back to the Reaper. She stood. "Is there going to be a lesson or some spars or something in this meeting? If not then I'll fight you!" She squared off against her sister. She hadn't loped all the way over to the plains just to hear someone talk and dismiss them. She wanted some action!