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As long as the wolves were far enough into the cave, Medo could escape whenever he wanted. However, part of him didn't want to just turn around and leave. Again, it would definitely be the smarter option, but with those stupid mutts down in the cave, the instigator inside him was dying to play around a little.

He could very easily wander in behind them and cause a little ruckus. Could even use his illusions and get them really worked up. He held his mouth from snickering at the thought of the wolves running away from an illusion of a giant caterpillar.

He half cursed himself for it, but it sounded like a lot of fun. He didn't get out much, it'd been so long since the last time he'd played with anyone.

With that he decided to head down after them and-

He was about to take down the illusion, when another wolf walked by. The one who woke up his meal earlier. His eyes opened wide, at the realization of how close that was, but he managed to prevent any sound from escaping him. He could've sworn that they all went down earlier, but this was definitely the wolf from before. He could do nothing but watch, slowly calming down once more as he waited for the wolf to hopefully go down with the others.

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Cautiously, Myth stepped into the cave, moving with care to be quiet he moved towards the one tunnel, sniffing the air for any danger. Indecision still wobbled through his mind but then something nudged him forward, and with a flicker of an ear he was down the passageway, a soft light bursting from his coat to light his way.

The thin mithril band set with a diamond rattled against his leg as he trotted down the tunnel. reminding him of his battle masters voice telling him never to enter unknown enclosed spaces. Sadness resurfaced and his pushed it down... in this moment memories were good, memories would keep him safe and maybe those other foolish wolves as well as maybe his master was dead now, but he had imparted some really good lessons about what to do when entering into the unknown.

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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 stepped down into the cave, relaxed with the claws of the Red dragon-like creature sitting on his shoulder. "Do you want me to light the way?" The wolf made a soft sound of affirmation, and the feylizard breathed a small flame, lighting the nearby area.

Meanwhile, two glowing creatures were walking together. Glacias and the Lightcat had a companionable silence, going deeper and deeper into the cave. It seemed both ways went really far beneath the earth.

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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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There, the wolf was gone. That was definitely the last one. He was so certain that all three had gone down the first time, which proved to be wrong, but there was no way it was only one. the first two just went separately from the third. Which was odd, he thought they would've stuck together a little more.

It didn't really matter now though. All three wolves were wandering around in a dark and unknown cave now, he could care less about them.

He bit his lip after a single step towards the exit. When people say they could care less, does that not just imply that they must somewhat care.

He changed direction, heading down the cave instead of out. He really was desperate for some fun at this point. And all in all he supposed it wouldn't hurt too much to mess with them. Worst case scenario would be him teleporting away.

He moved quietly, listening carefully for the wolves.

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Myth stopped when he reached the splitting of the tunnel, the scent drifting down the tunnels revealed that the two wolves had foolishly split up. Worry knotted in his stomach as he chose the right-hand side tunnel and dashed down it hoping to catch up to whoever was heading down it.

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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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Pawsteps decended into the dark, but the male didn't seem troubled. If anything, he seemed comfortable in the presence of the shadows. Umbrun glanced at the red and orange feylizard, and sighed. "Do you see anything?" He asked, to which the lizard quit his fire.

"Nope, sorry Umbrun." the tiny dragon replied, shifting uncomfortably before lighting the way again.

Meanwhile Glacias heard running behind her, and when she turned, growled at the he-wolf. "I thought you were told to stay at the entrance!" She growled, fur raising in anger. Cold eyes examined him, and she growled again before looking to the Lightcat.

The smaller creature simply shook her head, turning back to continue walking. With hesitation, Glacias went to follow, every so often glancing back at Myth.

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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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When a growl could be heard echoing through the cave, Medo froze. However, after a few seconds he caught on that it wasn't directed at him. The echo of the cave was interesting. typically it was difficult for him to create illusions with sounds, as the location of the illusion and that of the sound wouldn't match up. But with the cave, things looked to be quite a bit easier. Medo grinned ever so slightly at that fact. This was going to be fun.

When he got to the diverging caves, he stopped. He had no idea which wolves went in which, but he supposed it wouldn't hurt to try and rouse them to find out. He breathed in, then let out an earsplitting scream. It sounded as if some sort of a monster was letting out a shrill screech. The sound didn't come off as human in the slightest. He smirked as the walls of the cave carried the sound, bouncing it around off the walls until it got to the wolves on either side of the split.

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Myth, jerked to a stop behind the female wolf, who turned and snarled at him, "I thought you were told to stay at the entrance!". With a growl, she turned away from him and continued down the tunnel.

His ears went back and he leaned back on his haunches, taken aback by the tone. "What good is guarding the entrance? Let it leave, less for us to worry about. However letting you and your brother wonder around in an unknown cave, that is almost certain death!" He replied a hint of snap in his voice as well as he straightened up to his full height. Standing tall above her he lifted his head and lite the way before them with a thought, "At least now we can see what will attack us."

Just at that moment, a scream echoed around them, causing every white hair on Myth body to stand on end. He turned around to face the way that they had come and then looked back at the Vystrian wolf said, "Listen! Let us go find your brother and leave, revenge isn't worth risking our lives in this hellish place."

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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 had stopped to listen to his words, a scowl on her face. As he lit the path, she spread her wings wide, "I literally glow" She growled, but allowed her magic to drop, the wings fading into the darkness. "We can handle ourselves, you no good excuse for a-" She was interupted by a scream. A horrible scream. A scream that brought a chill down her spine and caused her fur to stand on end. Then she looked at the Lightcat.

"Is he ok?" She asked in the barest of whispers to the creature. The lightcat nodded, slowly, but her fur was on end as well. Without warning, the familiar ran off, back the way they had come. Glacias focused a moment, and the color of her tattoo was slowly returning to grey as she began running after her twin's partner, pretty much ignoring the dire besides her.

Meanwhile Umbrun shook off his fear with a growl, while the Feylizard fluttered his wings nervously. "She's fine, for now. Let's go find her." The red and orange creature climbed uneasily to the other shoulder. Umbrun nodded, starting to run back, following the curve of the path easily.

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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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Without hesitation, Medo was headed back the way he came. He kept a quick pace, but he was fairly certain it was unnecessary. The wolves had probably made it quite a ways down the tunnels, and would need to find each other first to regroup. Just to be safe, he kept jogging, holding one hand over a partly amused grin as he got ready for the fun part.

As he made his way to the very first set of diverging tunnels, he came to a stop, catching his breath. He smirked quite devilishly, backing up and creating another illusion in front of himself. This time, he covered the entrance of the cave, leaving the other path open instead. Now, when the sorry mutts would come up to leave the cave, they'd end up going into the other path, which they didn't even know existed. They were essentially trapped in the caves, completely at his disposal.

Medo got down on the ground, keeping his knees tucked and resting his arms upon them while he waited once more. Keeping his amusement completely silent all the while

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Myth paused, trying for a moment to think through what could have made the noise. It wasn't like anything he had heard described before. But the Vystrian wolf was vanishing around the bend of the tunnel and he did not want to lose her.

Pushing himself forward he his slightly longer stride quickly caught up with her, "Once we find you brother we need to leave this cave at once!" He said, looking over his shoulder and quickly lighting up nooks and crannies, trying to make sure that whatever it had been wasn't lurking nearby undetected.

A tingle of fear lurked along his spin, he had never been good in any of his battle classes... he had to hope that the Vystrian's were better fighters than him.

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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 didn't dare speak as she ran, eventually getting to the crossing. And then stopping in her tracks. It had been how long? About ten minutes, since her tattoo finally were all grey again. She listened, standing straight as she waited. One moment passed. Another.

And Umbrun ran out, feylizard on his shoulder. The red creature took flight, settling on his partner's shoulder with a sigh of relief, while the lightcat rubbed against the black wolf's leg. "You heard it." She stated, not a question but a statement. He nodded.

Without any more words the siblings walked away, both trying to ignore the Dire wolf. They paused where the illusion was. "I would have sworn we hadn't gone this deep in... The exit had been here, right?" Glacias asked, turning to her brother, who shrugged and kept walking down the path. The female sighed, padding quietly after him.

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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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Medo didn't have to wait long before the wolves could be heard walking closer. It was good too, the cave floor was cold and uncomfortable. He regretted sitting down, but didn't want to get back up as he was worried the wolves would appear and hear him.

He stayed put as the wolves came into view, focusing on the area to alter his illusion. He adjusted the lighting so that the area looked just as any other area would, accounting for the glowing of the wolves. It wasn't the easiest thing to do, but Medo had a lot of practice with dimming lights, and managed to get it pretty spot on. Still, the wolves paused rather close to him. They couldn't tell could they?

Medo halted his breathing while the wolves stood near him, mere feet away. Sure enough, they kept moving. Clearly they were confused as to why they hadn't come to the exit yet, but they still didn't comprehend that it was an illusion.

As soon as they were far enough gone, Medo started breathing again and took down the illusion. He stared down at the ground, and was reminded of something important. The slant. The lower parts of the cave didn't have it as bad, but near this location, the ground was slightly uneven, raising toward the exit. Perhaps that was what caused the wolves to stop. Were they smart enough to pick up on that? It didn't really matter now, they kept going after all. Now all he had to do was frighten them once more. If he could get their adrenaline pumping strongly enough, they certainly wouldn't pay attention to minor slanting in the floor. He started after them, ready to play another trick when they got close enough.

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Myth too paused by the cave wall, his gut telling him something was wrong. There was little chance that they had taken a wrong turn as the tunnel had been straight. With a shake of his head, he followed the two wolves.

They continued on in silence for a little while, alert for any sound or side tunnel. "My name is Myth by the way..." He said carefully, aware that neither of them really wanted him around. Hoping to ease the tension a little bit with his introduction, "Formally of Godshome." He added, instantly wishing that he had not as it brought back everything. For a time he had almost been able to forget, caught up in the here and now rather than what he had been fleeing from.

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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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