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Ash, Gwyn, Dusk Activity Check



Bowen

The Hallows
Explorer

Master Navigator (240)

Advanced Fighter (90)

Scout

age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
854
size
Small
build
Light
posts
319
player
Resin

Samhain 2022Statue 3 WorshipThe Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 3
01-23-2023, 01:32 AM

With the upcoming bonfire festival, the whole castle was doing their part, working hard to prepare for whatever guests they might have. Bowen had taken it upon herself to check on the furs in storage, assuming that they'd have at least a few wolves staying overnight. Either way, they would need furs to rest upon around the bonfire. Having checked on the number of furs, Bowen was surprised at the surplus of skins. They were a little dirty from being packed away, however. That just wouldn't do. It was time for cleaning.

The sleek, caramel cream fae collected her sisters, her sister in law. Dusk, her niece, just happened to tag along. The more the merrier and Bo adored her nieces and nephews. The pups of her brother's had quickly become the most important thing in the woman's life and she saw them as her own children in a way. Living vicariously was okay for now, but Bowen was feeling the urge to have her own child to care for, raise and mold.

Bowen painstakingly hitched a pair of their alpacas to a cart and loaded the cart with a big stack of furs. She added soaps and brushes to the cart as well. They would need to wash the furs, brush them out so they weren't tangled and uncomfortable, then dry them well in the sun before they would be ready for guests. Bo and her entourage led the alpaca's to a small, clear stream near the castle. It would be easier to work outside than inside and it was a very nice day. Not too warm, but the sun shone merrily in the sky. A gentle, warm breeze danced around the ladies as they prepared to work. It would be a great day for a bit of housework.

"Speech"
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Bowen has an opossum named Boogie and a black raven named Bishop. Assume that they're always nearby.
Artorias is welcome in any of Bowen's threads.




Dusk

The Hallows
Youngling

Advanced Fighter (105)

age
Pup
gender
Female
gems
226
size
Large
build
Light
posts
38
player
Res

Samhain 2022
01-23-2023, 01:39 AM

Dusk was kind of recruited against her will, but at least she would be outside and able to play around with her mom and aunts. Washing things didn't sound too fun, but how much washing would she have to do? Surely they wouldn't mind if she just kind of... helped? Fetching this and that, dragging the furs around. That seemed more like her kind of work. In between, she could hunt things in the grass around the stream and maybe even take a swim. That sounded nice to the black pup.

The congregation of fae's made their way to the stream and Dusk helped to unload the cart, dragging furs to different piles, essentially setting up stations for each of the older wolves to work. She conveniently didn't set up a station for herself as she would be helping in other ways.

Dusk looped through her mother's legs, tail swishing back and forth happily. It was nice to be out and doing things, plus she enjoyed her aunts. "Just let me know what you want me to do!" the obsidian child chirped, ready to run and get whatever her elders needed.

"Carpathius Family"
Appearance Note: At birth, Dusk is completely jet black except for some grey on the insides of her ears. As she gets older, the stripes on her legs will begin to appear. By the time she's two years old and her tail is grown to its full length, grey will appear there as well. Additionally, Dusk will have button antlers for her first year of life. They will grow to full height by the time she's two.
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Asheila

The Hallows
Hallowed

Intermediate Hunter (30)

Beginner Navigator (17)

age
3 Years
gender
Female
gems
309
size
Medium
build
Medium
posts
44
player
Chrono

Samhain 2022
01-23-2023, 06:29 PM

Ash was always willing to help with the pack duties especially with her family but it wasn't any less achieving just for the pack. She was glad that Briar and Dusk could join them with helping because just like her sisters she instinctually loved her brother's additions to their family. They didn't have to be blood.

The group of ladies all made their way to a stream nearby the castle with the pelts in tow, Dusk working hard to help unload and prepare each of their stations. Of course it made Ash smile warmly. She helped by setting out a pail of different combs and soaps to each of the "washing stations" before she would settle in herself, watching as Dusk eagerly waited for the next instruction. She almost called her little neice over, but instead allowed one of her sisters to take the short quality time first. Silently grabbing a rough brush and soap after placing a pelt into the shallow parts of the stream and scrubbing the soaps with the brush as the water flowed over it.

"Asheila Carpathius"




Briar

The Hallows
Queen

Master Fighter (245)

Master Intellectual (240)

Bulwark & Professor

age
3 Years
gender
Female
gems
176
size
Large
build
Light
posts
561
player
Shelby

Samhain 2022LegendaryPride - DemisexualTeacherThe Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 3
VengeanceCritical Fail!Ice Bridge Explorer1K
01-24-2023, 02:56 AM
Briar smiled as she made her way down toward the stream along with Asheila, Bowen, Gwynevere, and Dusk. Preparing for the Bonfire Festival had become a highlight and something to look forward to after the grief and stress of her mother's death and the long stint that her father and younger siblings had spent staying in the castle–essentially doubling the number of pups that she and Artorias were responsible for in the process. With that time passed she was able to refocus on the family she had made with Artorias and the extended family she had gained in her marriage to him. Even though she lived closely in the castle with all of her sisters-in-law, she hadn't had too many opportunities to really spend quality time with them. She and Bowen had only found a common ground after she returned from her trip and she hadn't had an opportunity to speak one on one with Asheila at all. Gwynevere was perhaps the one she was closest with, but that was purely because of the many, many exams Artorias had made sure she had during her pregnancy. Now was a great opportunity to catch up and remedy that a bit while giving her daughter more time with her aunts as well–even if it wasn't the most exciting or fun task to do.

As they got to work with setting out the piles of furs into different groups, she helped Dusk with setting them out and smiled to Asheila with a nod of thanks as she passed around the soap and brushes from the cart. With Dusk weaving through her legs and requesting that they tell her what to do next, she grinned and dipped her head to catch her little inky girl with a nuzzle across the top of her head between the tiny bumps that showed her budding antlers. "Could you help us with splashing some water onto the furs to rinse the soap out after we scrub them?" she asked, letting Dusk agree before nudging her off toward the edge of the water. Briar then picked up one of the pelts and followed Ash's lead, using the brushes to work the water and soap through the fur and watching as dust and dirt flowed off of them into the passing stream.

"Briar Carpathius"




Gwynevere

The Hallows
Chief Physician

Master Intellectual (240)

Master Healer (286)

Field Medic

age
3 Years
gender
Female
gems
153
size
Large
build
Medium
posts
186
player
Shelby

Samhain 2022The Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 1Double MasterPride - Demisexual
01-25-2023, 05:06 PM

Gwyn wore a little smile as she followed her sisters, sister-in-law, and niece down to the nearby stream with their load of dusty pelts. She couldn't remember the last time that she had spent time with both of her sisters at the same time and this was the first time they had all been together with Briar. As far as she was concerned Briar and Fern were as much her sisters as Bowen and Asheila were so she was glad they were getting some time with Briar as a group–even if it was to do a chore together. It was a fairly easy task at least and once Dusk had helped them with getting the furs separated out into piles for each of them she quietly got to work. Bringing the first of the furs on her pile to the edge of the water, Gwyn got it nice and damp before going for any of the soap and brushes. Eventually there was a good bit of suds and gray dust floating off of the furs they were working on and she used one of the stiff brushes to comb through the pelt. There was sure to be more than enough places to sit around the bonfire once they were done with these and they were dry.

"Gwynevere Carpathius"