ardent

Show me the ropes

Mercury



Anthea

Loner

Intermediate Fighter (30)

Advanced Intellectual (60)

age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
202
size
Medium
build
Light
posts
34
player
Shelby

Samhain 2022
01-18-2023, 08:16 PM
"Thanks for agreeing to train me," she said to Mercury as she walked with him out to the pack's training grounds, tossing him a grin. Her older memories of home were getting to be more clear and easy to recall, at least enough so that she could easily remember the tasks she tended to do back home or the jobs she was usually given. Protecting and fighting were not usually in her day to day life back then, but it appeared that was a more common thing around here or at least something that it felt like most wolves should be able to have at the ready. She wanted to be helpful to these wolves that had taken her in so readily so if this was a skill she could sharpen to be able to do a wider variety of tasks then she was willing to give it a go. They reached a flattened, cleared out area that had been marked off as a sparring ring and she stepped toward the center of it before turning to face Mercury again. "I've never really had any formal training in fighting—just enough to defend myself if any predators ganged up on us during hunting trips," she explained. "So... where should we start?"

"Anthea Dásos"




Mercury

The Hallows
Vanguard

Master Fighter (240)

Master Intellectual (240)

Bard & Weaponsmaster

age
2 Years
gender
Male
gems
313
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
291
player
Sea

Samhain 2022
01-18-2023, 10:35 PM
Mercury looked around the training grounds thoughtfully. He had spent a lot of time here since joining the Hallows. But it was the first time he had brought Anthea here. He had agreed to train the castaway, and had spent some time considering what direction to take her training.

As she stood before him now, he offered her a warm smile. She seemed to be almost fully recovered from her ordeal now. Ready and willing to mould her skills for the Hallows. “Let’s begin with the basics. Do you know all the defensive positions?” He asked, trying to gouge her current knowledge before he began.


"Mercury"



Anthea

Loner

Intermediate Fighter (30)

Advanced Intellectual (60)

age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
202
size
Medium
build
Light
posts
34
player
Shelby

Samhain 2022
01-25-2023, 03:46 PM
Mercury suggested they start with the basics, asking if she knew all of the defensive positions. "All of them?" she questioned with a cheeky grin. "I don't know about all of them, but surely some of them at least." She knew what he meant, figuring he was probably just trying to see how much she knew or how comfortable she was with her defenses, but she couldn't resist a chance to poke fun at him a bit. To give him a real answer to his question, she shifted into what had been functional defenses for her in her various scuffles with predators out in the forests of her former home–head lowered, ears back, joints bent a bit for mobility, and shoulders rolled forward with her hackles raised.

She was sure that wasn't everything she needed to know, but it had at least been enough for her to avoid the worst of some bear swipes on several occasions so surely she wasn't that far off. "I've never had to fight other wolves," she admitted. "I've only ever needed to defend our kills on hunts from bears, big cats, and such. Is there anything I need to know that's specific to fighting other wolves?" Her family and clan did have a set home they claimed as their own, but they were so removed from other groups that they never really had to worry about them infringing on their space or defending the land they had claimed. Here that didn't seem to be the case considering the size of the packs here and how close they were to one another so she wanted to be prepared.

"Anthea Dásos"