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PLAYERS INVOLVED: @Nix Concinnity @Thistle

SETTING: Wulf Woods, near the caves

WEATHER: Cloudy, with a slight breeze

TIME: Night time, current

CHARACTERS INVOLVED: Myth (Concinnity), Mebo (Thistle), Umbrun and Glacias (Nix)


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CHARACTERS =Cyra, Alucius, Myth, Titius, Garvan, Thia, Aeliana, Terva, Bruttia, Helena (Pair-Bonded)Rochlan, Reunan, (Bonded) Valerian, Tovran, Lithan.

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Night had fallen a while ago, but Myth hadn't been up to facing the dreams that had been haunting him since the fall of Godshome. Even just thinking about that day brought a shiver down his spine and a cold feeling in his bones. Unwanted images pulling at his mind.

With a shake of his head to clear it, Myth pushed himself forward even though he could feel heavy feel of exhaustion in his body.

Then a noise caught at his ears, freezing as fear of the Faction ran through him... a second voice whispered over the breeze and Myth dived into a thick bramble, ignoring the thorns that tugged at his silver fur. Willing himself to stillness Myth quieted his breath to better catch the sounds of whomever was out in the woods.

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CHARACTERS =Cyra, Alucius, Myth, Titius, Garvan, Thia, Aeliana, Terva, Bruttia, Helena (Pair-Bonded)Rochlan, Reunan, (Bonded) Valerian, Tovran, Lithan.

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Glacias couldn't sleep. It had been a couple hours since nightfall, but the what wolf couldn't seem to fall into a state of unconsciousness. As she rose her head, sighing, she glanced at her twin, turning her head ever so slightly to the side. He wasn't even faking sleep at this point.

"Brother... It's late..." She mumbled, sitting up, yawning slightly. She was unable to sleep, but she was pretty tired. The male turned his head to look at his twin. He was larger than her, comparably, and in many things her polar opposite.

While she was the white of new snowfall he was black as the void. His yellow eyes searched her blue, and he stood to walk over to her. About half-way between them, a red feylizard slept on top of a cream cat, who turned, knocking the reptile off. It squeaked, awoke, and fluttered over to his wolf grumpily.

Umbrun chuckled, but shook his head. "I know, sis. Shouldn't you be asleep too?" He asked, sitting next to her and her lizard, who fell immediately back asleep. The she-wolf nodded, but nuzzled the other.

"Let's get some sleep, ok?" The other nodded, and they both curled up next to one another, as they had for the past ten years of their lives. Like yin and yang, they were never truly apart. The lightcat had awoken, and padded over to the group, settling down on top of the black wolf as all four animals slowly drifted off into sleep.

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Aiahnaiah(Healer's Attempt)
Aurum(Thundering hooves)
Ashanta/Ishizu(Forgotten together)
Lusin/Diell(Silver wings)
Khrisstopher/Jhessikha/Angilicia/Xavier(Queen & Messenger)
Umbrun/Glacias(Facing Fears)
Perilia/Zinnos(Reserved)
One/Two/Three(Old friends and new places)
Iruk(Reserved)
Layla(Reserved)
Cadell(Mix Tape)
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dirty, confusing, and full of wolves. Medo was beginning to rethink his decision to go through the forest. Sure, there was no way he'd stumble upon the faction in there, but would a wolf pack really be much better? Were wolves even asleep at night? He'd seen one or two in his entire life, from which he'd learned next to nothing. All he knew was that this particular forest was supposedly littered with them.

He didn't make much noise as he maneuvered through the trees, but he wore a clearly disgruntled face as he did so. To make the scenario even worse, he'd gone two days without eating. However, he wasn't on the search for a meal at the moment. As hungry as he was, he knew this wasn't the place, not with all the wolves around. One of the few things he knew about wolves was that they were pack animals, and feeding on pack animals was just a recipe for disaster.

It was during that exact thought that he came across two wolves sleeping away in the woods, seemingly alone. As soon as he saw them he froze. There was no way there weren't more nearby, where was the rest of the pack? He started examining the area carefully, the best he could given how dark it was. He spotted a cave, but apart from that he didn't see anywhere that an entire pack could be hidden.

He began moving slowly, making his way around them. But when he got close to one of the wolves, he began to feel his hunger worsen. The wolves were dreaming, and probably alone, it'd be so easy to sneak a quick snack. He bit his lip for a moment, staring at the sleeping beast, then hurried over to the side of Umbrun. He felt guilty, knowing he could get into trouble for it, but he started moving his lips as if he was sucking on an invisible straw. After just a moment, a faint stream of purple seemed to make it's way from the wolf's head to Medo's mouth.

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As Myth lay hidden he spotted what he had not seen before, a pair of Vystrian wolves and their familiars lying in the deep shadow of a low tree.

He let out a slow breath, relief easing through his muscles. While he had, had little to do with Vystrians in the past he felt a small sense of comfort knowing that there were other wolves about. Like a rekindling of the feeling of being in a part of a pack, surrounded by others like you.

Shaking his head at the foolish way he had dived into the thorn bush, Myth started to try and quietly extract himself without waking the Vystrians. It was then that he sensed rather than heard or saw the other person enter the clearing. They moved well although it was clear that they did not know the woods or forests in general well.

Myth stilled again as he saw the figure move towards the now sleeping wolfs and bend over the darker one, he wasn't sure what was happening although he could sense magic was being used.

Then he saw the purple stream of dreams rise up and he knew that the figure was a dreameater. For a moment he was unsure if he should get involved or not, sure of the idea of a fight after Godshome he stayed still, trapped in indecision.

But then as he watched he felt a deep anger rise up, dreams are personal, things that shouldn't be stolen only shared with those you trust... he bared his fangs and drew upon his light elemental power as a growl grew in his chest, all these creatures who think that they can just take because they have the power to, they destroy and ruin and tarnish what others have because of their issues and simply because they have the power to do so! By now he was glowing with light, and his growl filled the air, ignoring the thorns Myth rose up from his hiding place like a vengeful glowworm and lept over to where the Vystrian wolves lay.

As he landed by the group he sent out a wave of light that knocked the dreameater away from the dark Vystrian...


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CHARACTERS =Cyra, Alucius, Myth, Titius, Garvan, Thia, Aeliana, Terva, Bruttia, Helena (Pair-Bonded)Rochlan, Reunan, (Bonded) Valerian, Tovran, Lithan.

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Umbrun started awake, knocking the purring familiar from his back and onto his sister. While he attempted to get his bearings, Glacias was awoken by a heavy cat falling onto her, and a feylizard screeching as it took flight, circling his partner.

"What in the fiv'aen realms?" She grumbled, standing. She took in the situation slowly, growling. Her hackles rose, and she looked from the other wolf and the humanoid. The wolf unsettled her, in her experience no one helped gor nothing, there was always a catch. Umbrun managed to stand, if shakily, and his familiar stood besides him, looking bored as she groomed herself.

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Aiahnaiah(Healer's Attempt)
Aurum(Thundering hooves)
Ashanta/Ishizu(Forgotten together)
Lusin/Diell(Silver wings)
Khrisstopher/Jhessikha/Angilicia/Xavier(Queen & Messenger)
Umbrun/Glacias(Facing Fears)
Perilia/Zinnos(Reserved)
One/Two/Three(Old friends and new places)
Iruk(Reserved)
Layla(Reserved)
Cadell(Mix Tape)
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It felt good to eat again, after having fasted for so long. Medo didn't even have to work for this meal either, they were just lying there alone as if it was a gift to him. His eyes occasionally glanced at the cave, but he paid little attention to any other surroundings as he ate. He figured that it was the only spot he needed to worry about, but he was sadly mistaken.

Completely out of nowhere, he was struck by a bright wave. He fell forward, getting knocked down to his hands and knees by a fallen tree that was below his legs. He was stunned for a short moment, but as soon as he'd gathered himself, his head shot up to the one who'd hit him.

A silver wolf? They weren't in the cave? How many more of them were there? Ugh, the whole situation was infuriating, Medo hated knowing so little. And now his meal was awake, things just kept getting better.

It seemed they were pretty confused, it was probably a good idea to escape while they figured things out rather than waiting for them to come after him. He hated to admit it, but running away from wolves in the woods was probably a death sentence, and if he ended up teleporting he wouldn't be able to again if something else went wrong. This left him with one option. He looked disgustedly at the cave as he made his move. He sprinted for the dark opening as fast as he could.

Inside the cave were two different paths, both barely visible to Medo with how dark it was. Without much more than a thought, he turned into the leftmost path, then quickly put up an illusion. The illusion was nothing more than a cave wall, making the cave's first path look non existent. If all went according to plan, the wolves would rush right past him in a hurry.


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I am so sorry! Totally spaced about it being my turn!

The dreameater fell backwards from his attack, shock and disgust showing on his face as he looked at him. As he growled menacingly he was aware that the two Vystrian wolves and their familiars leaping up as well.

Much to his surprise, the dreameater lept up and ran into the cave, leaving the three wolves and two familiars alone in the darkened forest.

Myth let his light die to a faint glimmer, just bright enough to light the immediate area.

Stepping back from the two startled wolves, Myth lowered his head and cocked it to the right, ears forward and alert, "Are you alright?" he asked, his soft but rich voice sounded oddly loud in the unnatural quiet of the awakened night.

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CHARACTERS =Cyra, Alucius, Myth, Titius, Garvan, Thia, Aeliana, Terva, Bruttia, Helena (Pair-Bonded)Rochlan, Reunan, (Bonded) Valerian, Tovran, Lithan.

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Umbrun's attention was split between the two perceived dangers. The dreameater, who had fled, and the wolf before him. Glacias stepped forward to stand next to her sibling, feylizard landing on on shoulder, bringing attention to a beautiful tribal-type tattoo on her shoulder, in a pretty shade of pale blue.

"We're fine." He said calmly, though you could see his fur risen slightly on his neck. His head turned to the cave. "what was that thing?" He asked, still a little woozy from... everything.

Glacias seemed to concentrate on something, and if you paid attention, you could see the beginnings of a light grey crawling slowly over the tattoos. The youngish female walked slowly over to the cave, but stopped at the entrance. Her familiar took flight, though, flying through the cave and passing the dreameater without event, passing very shallowly into the cave before turning back, landing in front of Glacias.

"There was only way for him to go." He said, crawling up her leg to sit on her shoulder again. Turning, the white wolf turned, but it seemed her brother had heard, as he was approaching slowly, his familiar padding after him. The small lightcat turned, and watched Myth distrustfully, sitting next to the exit, where Umbrun and Glacias debated between one another.

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Aiahnaiah(Healer's Attempt)
Aurum(Thundering hooves)
Ashanta/Ishizu(Forgotten together)
Lusin/Diell(Silver wings)
Khrisstopher/Jhessikha/Angilicia/Xavier(Queen & Messenger)
Umbrun/Glacias(Facing Fears)
Perilia/Zinnos(Reserved)
One/Two/Three(Old friends and new places)
Iruk(Reserved)
Layla(Reserved)
Cadell(Mix Tape)
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With one deep breath, Medo calmed his breathing to be completely silent. He was lucky this time. Had the wolves not been caught in confusion, they might've chased him too quickly for him to have created a hiding place.

From inside the cave, Medo could faintly hear the conversation outside. He hoped they would just move along and let him be, but he wasn't so sure that it'd be the plan of action they'd end up taking. When he heard flapping, he froze completely, keeping as quiet as possible. He watched from behind the illusion as a feylizard flew past him, and kept his eyes on it as it flew back.

For now, Medo figured his best choice was to stay put. He wanted to get away from this while maintaining the chance to teleport if it was in any way possible. However, if they ended up staying put for too long he probably wouldn't have much of a choice. He noted the way that water dripped down from above, and seemed to follow the slanted floor downward. The cave went down, but he had no idea how far.

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Myth listened to the debate, not sure he liked where it was going. It was one thing to face an unknown enemy in an open forest quite another to follow it into an unknown cave.

Clearing his throat he tried to gently but into the conversation, "I don't mean to intrude more than I have already... However, I have to say that maybe just leaving here would be the better option. I doubt that the dreameater will follow. "

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CHARACTERS =Cyra, Alucius, Myth, Titius, Garvan, Thia, Aeliana, Terva, Bruttia, Helena (Pair-Bonded)Rochlan, Reunan, (Bonded) Valerian, Tovran, Lithan.

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Umbrun and Glacias looked back at the other wolf, the female's hackles rising. "Sister, calm down. He's just trying to help." The black said softly, the white glancing at him angrily.

Glacias sighed, glaring at Myth. "Look, I don't care what that thing is, or if it follows or not. It hurt my brother, so it's going to pay. And if you even Think about hurting either of us, you'll get much the same." She growled, turning back to the cave. Her tattoo was completely grey, now.

Umbrun, while he looked untrusting, didn't seem as hostile as he gave a sympathetic look to Myth before turning to the cave. "If you want to help, still, keep watch at the cave entrance. we'll be back in no time." With that the male stepped into the cave, his sister at his side as they passed Medo. But it soon grew too dark, and Glacias seemed to notice.

In a flash of light, which barely died down, two slender wings glew angrily, and the surrounding area was drowned in light.

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Aiahnaiah(Healer's Attempt)
Aurum(Thundering hooves)
Ashanta/Ishizu(Forgotten together)
Lusin/Diell(Silver wings)
Khrisstopher/Jhessikha/Angilicia/Xavier(Queen & Messenger)
Umbrun/Glacias(Facing Fears)
Perilia/Zinnos(Reserved)
One/Two/Three(Old friends and new places)
Iruk(Reserved)
Layla(Reserved)
Cadell(Mix Tape)
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Before long, footsteps could be heard making their way into the cave. Medo bit his tongue as they passed by him, feeling relief once again as he continued to go unnoticed.

The bad news was that they were coming after him. He really hoped that they'd leave him and go away. But nobody wants to do that. Insects that get away will only come back to bite you, so you might as well kill them when you're given the chance. He was no different. If he managed to get away, he'd surely do it again, he'd have to, it wasn't like he could just choose to stop.

Still, it wasn't like his little snack hurt them, they wouldn't have even been able to tell it happened had they never been woken up. And now they were coming after him for it? Medo was a little unhappy with this. However, his greatest anger was directed at himself. He knew he shouldn't have stopped to eat, yet he did anyway, and now he was caught up in this predicament.

He watched with spite as the cave seemed to light up a little.

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Myth, was a little taken aback at the warning not to try and attack the two other wolves. In all honesty, he just couldn't understand how that thought came to them as he had done nothing but help them thus far and had shown no reason to be thought of as a danger.

He stood up as the other wolves entered the cave, unsure as to what to do... There was no reason, as far as he could think of, to fear the dreameater getting away but there were far more worrying possibilities within the cave. The memory of a class about the creatures that lived in the caves of this area came unbidden to his mind and a shudder went through him. He didn't want to just stand by and let them get eaten... Then a light faintly light up the inside of the cave.

Myth took a step forward, a whine of indecision rattled in his throat. So many had died already and he had been unable to help. Fear of the recent past being repeated tugged at his mind.

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CHARACTERS =Cyra, Alucius, Myth, Titius, Garvan, Thia, Aeliana, Terva, Bruttia, Helena (Pair-Bonded)Rochlan, Reunan, (Bonded) Valerian, Tovran, Lithan.

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Glacias and Umbrun walked further into the cave, a pair of wings lighting the way. The path forked, and the two looked at one another. They could handle themselves, but being seperated... Seemingly without thought, The feylizard went to the black male's shoulder, while the lightcat went to walk by Glacias.

With this settled, they walked on, Umbrun decending into darkness, with his sister lighting her way.

(Ugh, Srry for length)

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Aiahnaiah(Healer's Attempt)
Aurum(Thundering hooves)
Ashanta/Ishizu(Forgotten together)
Lusin/Diell(Silver wings)
Khrisstopher/Jhessikha/Angilicia/Xavier(Queen & Messenger)
Umbrun/Glacias(Facing Fears)
Perilia/Zinnos(Reserved)
One/Two/Three(Old friends and new places)
Iruk(Reserved)
Layla(Reserved)
Cadell(Mix Tape)
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