huntress without fur

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Brighid

    Yellow Descent
  • witch
  • Played By: dergon

    Dea al Mon Kaeleer
    2 Posts    0 marks
huntress without fur
« on: October 13, 2018, 08:03:34 PM »

Quick feet through thick leaves. Brighid slid between a prickly bush and a slender tree trunk, silent despite the swirl of fallen foliage that stirred in her wake. Yellow darting ahead to mark the path as she went, bow held tight across her back by one hand, the other sweeping low branches from her face as she passed.

Up a crag. Teeth bared as loose rocks made warning beneath her feet. She slid with them to keep the from falling fast and clattering. Slowly slipping backward, stone rolling under the soles of her boots but not tumbling away. Wedged into a crevice, Brighid sprang forward again, knee brushing the top of the outcropping as she leapt. Dark braid lifted high by her bow.

Brighid pulled it over her head and shoulder. Release from across her back and pulled tight by lean muscle. Arrow drawn and fitted, fingers curling near her cheek, as if she would pull her own mouth into a smile. By she was stoic, tense, focused. Eyes darting though her hand was steady, searching.

Seeing. Arrow loosed with a breath. It flew, shaft as dark as her hair, feathers as grey as the sky just seen through the leaves. Twilight nearing, and then darkness to follow. But his antlers gleamed between the trees.

Solace

    Summer-sky to Opal
  • Warlord Prince
  • Played By: Jenn

    Fifth Circle Guard
    Dea al Mon Kaeleer
    2 Posts    84 marks
Re: huntress without fur
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 08:38:01 AM »
His own bow was slung across broad shoulders, Queenie trotting beside him as Solace entered the forest. It was a time of healing, of hunting, of prey. He was a wicked hunter and with Queen by his side, the cervini was even more deadly than normal. Tucking and weaving his neck just right, mustn't have those antlers catch up in the branches and mosses that grew wildly here, Solace continued forward. His trip today was more about feeding the dog than it was about feeding himself, but Solace had needed just a little space. Space from the people and accusations and rumors.

To many rumors. Too many people.

Trotting along, stopping here and there to check steps and prints. Nothing, nothing, the cervini moved along. Feet silent and the dog a steady presence behind him. She had learned long ago not to get in front of master, to stay behind and cover his flank. She would always do so. A breather was needed and Solace stood, taking in the wet air and breathing out evenly. Even the air was heavy and beautiful in Dea al Mon. A slide of rocks and Solace's head spun around. Opal up and coating his body, shoulders lifting away and the warlord prince inside him walking a fine line.

His own bow was up, arrow nocked when the wind shifted and Solace caught a glimpse of the person behind the miss spun arrow. Woman and wolf but not fur. Queen stalk from the bushes behind the dark haired girl, hackles raised and lips curled away from large white teeth, the woman in her sights. "She will tear you apart before I get there," he said loudly enough to be heard, fletching tickling his ear, "It would be best to come out now."

Probes of summer-sky, touching the yellow out there. Weaker than he and more human than he would ever be, "Do not loose another arrow, you will die before you can." More threads of opal coating his arrow head and shaft, strong enough that this yellow jeweled witch would be down before she could say "ow". Warlord prince on edge and becoming more angry. Solace hated being angry. Another loud growl from the dog and Solace waited for the witch to show herself.

Brighid

    Yellow Descent
  • witch
  • Played By: dergon

    Dea al Mon Kaeleer
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Re: huntress without fur
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 09:28:52 PM »

Brighid would have cursed had she thought it would do any good. More likely she would completely give up her position and feel none the better for it. Lip curling, her eyes tracked the trees. Arrow gone and target missed, his antlers swinging through the shadows. She’d missed! Brighid snarled silently.

Double damn!

Worse was the snarling that came from behind her. Almost silent paws on the fallen leaves. Drawing another arrow, Brighid held it tight in one hand, like a needle fine dagger, bow shifting in her other. Too close to notch and pull. Not if she had to turn and aim for the dog. And if she aimed for the man again the dog would have her.

Taking a deep breath, Brighid thought, Yellow flaring beneath probes too dark to name. Teeth bared like the dogs, she whirled. Bow swinging, arrow jabbing, she spun and leapt, fleeing the four footed beasts and the two. Back down the rock and over a toppled tree. Brighid used it to run herself up another, slinging her bow over her back as she went, the string cutting across her neck.

Dogs could not climb trees. Brighid wasn’t sure about horned warlord princes, but it was worth a shot. Grunting as she pulled herself up, bark digging into her hands and crumbling under her boots. Up! Hooking a knee over a branch she yanked at her bow and fitted the arrow into it, looking.

Solace

    Summer-sky to Opal
  • Warlord Prince
  • Played By: Jenn

    Fifth Circle Guard
    Dea al Mon Kaeleer
    2 Posts    84 marks
Re: huntress without fur
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 08:51:12 PM »
Solace was still, silent as his probes and senses sent out. Searching, searching. Finding and found. Angry and angrier still that the witch ran from him. Ran and fled like a thief in the night. Like the life thieves who stole his sister. This yellow witch too stupid to know what she had done. Fangs gleamed from lips peeled back as the warlord prince fought himself. Death would come on swift feet, antlered and terrible if he caught her now. Perhaps it was best she fled.

Up. Up. Up.

Queenie touched by opal probes, the angry presence of the dog enough to drag Solace from the edge. Nearing the killing fields. Such an act was dangerous and sacrilegious if the Cervini damaged his Queen’s forest in his quest to find the yellow witch. Idiot witch. Solace moved forward, slowly and careful not to catch his rack on the branches and limbs that sought to slow him.The dog stalked the girl as much as her master, finding her treed and trapped. Summer-sky shield coated the dog. Opal send along a spell designed to wound the psyche. She dared damage him, he dared damage her.

“Come down now,” he hissed from his position near the tree but obscured enough she would have no shot, “Do not make me come there. Do not make me harm you, yellow girl. Come down now.” He put every ounce of warlord prince into the demand, less enough to stay controlled and off the killing fields. Queen whined from where she sat at attention, waiting and waiting. Solace knew his dog would protect him with her life and should that happen the yellow witch will not know what hit her.
 

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