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Eligos

Aerie
Tiercel

Advanced Fighter (85)
Intermediate Intellectual (30)
age
3 Years
gender
Male
gems
260
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
209
player
Tealah

Halloween 2020 - Witches Hut1KValentines 2020Trick 2019
04-05-2021, 11:44 PM
Well, of all the things to have been causing him headaches and to have put him out of commission in the raid, he would not have expected what it had turned out to be. Sharp, hard growths had torn through the skin of his brow and were now, twisting as they grew in an arch back above his head, two inch long horns-to-be. They were still growing, they still hurt, his head still ached, his body still ached. But he had his eyesight, so things could be worse. The witch had not lied to him - she had said her sorcery would require an unknown sacrifice for what he gained. He just couldn't quite decide whether the pain was the sacrifice, or the horns themselves. The bases where they had torn flesh so violently with their initial eruption were still plastered in some form of... plant-matter-based concoction or other, but despite the awkwardness of having what amounted baby horns sticking out of his head he was capable of patrolling, so he was doing so rather than sitting around "resting" and "healing", of which his body could just go right on healing while he got things done. He paused to lift his nose to the wind and was chagrined and more than a little annoyed that with the proximity to his nose, the herbal matter on his face was making it harder to sift out scents. It didn't mask them, not completely, but it did make it slower and more difficult to sort them all and classify them. As he approached closer and closer to the border with Valhalla it would matter a little less, as they had that pack as a buffer to that side, but Eligos was too cautious to rely on Valhalla's continued good will. Even if Aurielle herself didn't turn devious, it would only take a moment for leadership to change paw by gift or by force, and a new leader might well seek to test Aerie in a less friendly manner. He snorted out the astringent scent of plant plaster and drew in another breath, seeking for scents that didn't belong.



Cíel

Loner

Beginner Intellectual (0)
Beginner Healer (0)
age
2 Years
gender
Male
gems
89
size
Large
build
Medium
posts
13
player
Ink
04-19-2021, 08:37 PM (This post was last modified: 04-20-2021, 10:16 AM by Cíel. Edited 2 times in total. Edited 2 times in total.)


'Don't. Leave the skin alone. Amend the ar-'
"I know."
'Be CAREFUL. It's delicate you swine... pick it up.'
"I said, I KNOW."
I growled a bit louder than I intended.

The tips of my teeth pulled the entrails of the flaccid waterfowl over the grainy dirt a few inches, leaving just enough space between it and the lines drawn in the ground around it.

'Well done. You still have the rest to consider.'
My head rose and tilted slightly, I held still as I regarded the position of the small ducks form to the outline I had made with it's innards. The heart being held out of the drawn ring for later, the liver nestled in a shallow ditch above it's head and the stomach right below it's feet. I hummed softly, clicking my teeth habitually as I thought.

"No.. I don't have time. I dont know this area enough to know WHEN it's looked after and I can't be disturbed now. The rest will have to wait, it's not important anyway."
'EVERYTHING. Is. Important. Do it right. Or don't do it at all.'
It laughed - screeched was more like it.
'I wouldn't mind either way.

I groaned. It was right. But the knot forming in my stomach still couldn't be helped. The sound of those words echoed in my mind over and over as if there was a cavern in there for the vibrations to ricochet off the walls. It was becoming... forming into a much more precise sound now. Not as scattered and pitchy as it was before. Suddenly my thoughts swarmed into one another like gnats in a frenzy. Trampling over one another and fighting for my attention as if it were their lifeforce. Battling against my rationale that as long as I had what I needed, I was fine and I would be able to finally get some sleep tonight. The fact that it happened at all was a moot point in my genetics, and I was helpless to stop it too. You know what it was? It was his voice. The sounds and pitches all had their individual personas but his was the loudest. I knew this would happen, and this ritual was the only way to appease him to get it all to stop.

Tonight was a full moon. It had to be. I had been tracking the night skies now for over a week and it was getting closer and closer every day. This ritual was going to be my one chance at getting some peace for the next moon cycle and I damn sure wasn't going to let any distractions get in my way. My only complaint? I was in a FUCKING pack...claimed... shit. The land. Being marked and all. You get what I'm trying to say. But there wasn't any prey coming to me within a mile from here and I had to wait an hour or so JUST to get this sad excuse for a bird. So I'm working with what the universe gave me, and it wasn't much.

"Bene... I can do the bare minimum. I still have to wait for another one..."
I huffed, swearing under my breath.
"Ad astra per aspera..."
It was in the gods paws now.

I lifted a paw to my teeth, regarded it for a moment before pushing it against my mouth, taking a sliver of the gentle flesh in between my teeth and tearing at it swiftly. It took a couple of pulls but I got it to tear enough to let blood begin to flow out of the wound. My eyes closed tightly as the pain momentarily radiated out from my paw and through my arm, causing me to whine softly. I hated that part. My paw then pressed up against my face, smothering it in light streaks of my own blood. Then I quickly dipped that paw in the entrails of the bird and wiped it over my face as well. It wasn't neat, but it would do.

"Alea iacta est."
My voice came out in a mutter while I wiped, blinking away bits that had lodged themselves in the corners of my eye. My rump fell into a sit while I took a moment to stretch. The sun was just going down over the trees and I casted a pair of reddish eyes to the water, waiting for another source of prey to show up. One of the most infuriating parts of this was having to wait until it came to you...

"Please hurry..."
I whispered.  


"Speech"



Eligos

Aerie
Tiercel

Advanced Fighter (85)
Intermediate Intellectual (30)
age
3 Years
gender
Male
gems
260
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
209
player
Tealah

Halloween 2020 - Witches Hut1KValentines 2020Trick 2019
Yesterday, 12:03 AM
If Eligos had known what kind of weird ritualistic nonsense was being performed at that moment in his pack, it probably wouldn't have changed his course, which the path of his patrol had pointing only a little off from where the intruder was. He had dealt with the idea of gods and demons and spirits in his life from the time he was young, and while he'd never been as comfortable with expressing his spirituality it was very much a part of him. Besides, he'd just been cursed by one witch with blindness and cured by another one that had caused horns to sprout from his head, so a little duck blood wouldn't have scared him off. The idea that he was doing precisely as they wanted by approaching would have rankled, though, had he known.

But he didn't know, so when he snorted out the scent of herbs and breathed in the scent of a stranger - and blood - his hackles rose and he dropped into a crouch, turning towards where the scent was coming to him from. He stalked it like stalking a hare, until he could see the odd tableaux before him, and study it a moment. He was naturally reserved, so walking in without a reconnoiter wouldn't have sit well for him. When he was sure that the intruder was alone, he rose out of the lakeland brush and leaped forward to close the distance.

He didn't stop to give warning - the stranger's theft was plain in the form of the oddly arranged waterfowl, and their trespass equally plain in the distance the stood within the borders. Nor did he stop to call for reinforcements, because he didn't want to simply give away the element of surprise. Instead he bounded in as silently as he could.

He sought to crash into the stranger in the hopes of his greater weight throwing the trespasser off his paws, his jaws snapping for the side of the male's face in an attempt to lay it open to the bone, from the corner of his mouth to his ear. It was only then, when he'd made his move, that behind him Cypher let out a doggish howl, calling for any nearby pack members in case things got uglier.

Eligos Abraxas vs Ciel for Maim (facial scarring - half a "glasgow smile")
Round 1/?
Age: Over 1 year
Size: Dire wolf
Build: Medium
Offensive Battle Accessory: Centurion Helmet
Defensive Battle Accessory: Leather Armor
Companion 1: Malinos, Male - Battle
Companion 2: Malinois, Female - Battle
Mutation 1: Eland horns - Defensive
Skills: Advanced Fighter & Intermediate Intellectual
Specialty: N/A