ardent

I'm running out of patience to pretend, this isn't how I'll let it end

for Tenshi



Avantika

"I Will Make You Proud"

The Hallows
Vanguard

Master Fighter (245)

Master Intellectual (245)

Tactician

age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
1033
size
Large
build
Medium
posts
237
player
Dikui

The Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 2Double MasterSnake EyesMammoth HunterCritical Fail!
Pride - Lesbian1K
08-05-2022, 06:17 PM

It felt weird being this far from the Hallows' land. It wasn't that far, in reality, and Avantika knew that she'd be back before nightfall unless something went really, really wrong. But still, the ropes tied to her heart that attached her to the castle and the pack she loved tugged painfully with every step she took. What was going on there? Was anything coming? What if she came back and -- Stop, she told herself sternly. There were other Knights -- another Vanguard, even. They could protect the Hallows while she was away for the day. She'd lost count of the number of times Art had told her that very thing. She'd expected to worry, it was in her nature, but she had gone out for a reason. It was for Art, really. No matter him telling her that she was enough -- as if that meant anything, as if she could ever believe that. She didn't think he was lying, but come on! As if there was any world in which she could just not do her duties and still be entitled enough to think she deserved a place in the pack. But still, if it would help to work on her issues, she was willing enough -- if only for the sake of being able to tell Art she tried. He might be Aegis, but it wasn't his job to worry over everyone else's problems, especially not Avantika's. She'd taken advantage of his kindness too many times.

She made the mistake of glancing back, and all of her resolve startled away. She could no longer step forward, no matter how hard she tried -- as if her paws were glued to the ground, as if she'd just run out of battery and crashed with no way to charge herself up again. Breathing became difficult through the knot that had formed in her throat. She couldn't think. Images of raids flashed before her mind's eye. The snarling. The blood. She squeezed her eyes shut, involuntarily crouching with her tail between her legs and her ears pinned back. If she was small enough and quiet enough, maybe they'd leave her alone to this cave and this hunger and this fear and... and... And she was a coward, and she was wrong, and she needed to go back and patrol and spend the night out there and maybe never sleep again and make sure her family was okay. It was all her fault. She should have fought the dire wolves that killed Resin and fought that damn guy in the cloak that had hurt Audra and... And maybe she should have been strong enough to fight those monsters that had birthed her, too. Fighting was the only thing she was good for, right? She couldn't talk and she couldn't love -- she had tried, damn her, damn Audra -- but she could fight, right? Until she couldn't, until she was away and something came and she wasn't there and she wasn't good enough to defend the only wolves that had ever mattered in her life.

She whimpered and flinched at the sound.

"Speech"

Avantika is prone to panic attacks. Keep in mind when roleplaying with her.
Her companions, a female sharp-shinned hawk named Kaata and a black-thighed falconet named Kit can be assumed to always be close by unless otherwise stated.



Tenshi

Tojo-kai
Chinpira

Advanced Fighter (90)

Expert Healer (135)

age
5 Years
gender
Female
gems
468
size
Dire wolf
build
Heavy
posts
79
player
Bunni

OverachieverSnake Eyes
08-06-2022, 09:46 AM


It had been a good day to go on a walk. Stretch her legs some after some exciting events within Tojo. Not that much of it concerned her, but she was always ready to be available when they needed it. Today, though, would be her afternoon off to do what she wanted. Moving north of Tojo, through the Ancient Oaks, she suddenly found herself in a rather foggy and shadowy forest. Eerie sounds emitted from echoing distances and the flutter of wings didn't sound all too bird-like. Glancing around, she continued anyway, not particularly in any sort of fear at the moment.

Until a quiet whimpering caught her attention. Concern raced into her mind as she hurried toward the sound. A girl, not much smaller than herself, was crouching nearby, looking as if she had seen a ghost. Tilting her head to the side, Tenshi wondered what was wrong with her. Had she actually seen a ghost? By the looks of her, she didn't appear to be a frail and lost wolf and she had the scent of a pack on her. Wrinkling her nose, she felt a sliver of sympathy for the girl and that she should probably help.

"Cowering in the dark will not fix your fears," her thickly accented tone rang out as she continued to approach the girl.




Avantika

"I Will Make You Proud"

The Hallows
Vanguard

Master Fighter (245)

Master Intellectual (245)

Tactician

age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
1033
size
Large
build
Medium
posts
237
player
Dikui

The Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 2Double MasterSnake EyesMammoth HunterCritical Fail!
Pride - Lesbian1K
08-09-2022, 10:46 AM

Avantika was too lost in her own panic to even notice the wolf approaching until she spoke, or else she almost definitely would have run away. This dark, gloomy forest probably had plenty of places to hide so long as she could scare off anything else that lived within it that might be dangerous. But she had no time to even think about escaping now; she'd been caught as surely as in a hunting trap. Her eyes darted over the body of the stranger. She was huge and heavily built, a good half a foot taller than Avantika and much more massive, with small antlers adorning her head. She looked like a fighter. She looked like maybe Avantika wouldn't win that fight.

"Cowering in the dark will not fix your fears," she had said. It didn't sound like a threat, but Avantika's poor heart wasn't slowing down regardless. Without her notice, her tail uncurled and stuck out straight behind her, and her fur bushed out, her head lowering still to protect her neck. "And what will?" she growled, realizing only then that her teeth were already bared and then forcing herself to at least look a little more relaxed, though she still didn't smile. She wanted this woman to go away. Or...

"Fight me," she demanded. She would be less scared then; she always felt better when she was actively doing something. And if she could defeat this wolf, that would show something. That would make it okay that she had found her in such a shameful state. It would prove that though she was scared, she wasn't weak. "Just a spar, or something. Or are you scared?" she taunted, blood rushing in her ears.

"Speech"

Avantika is prone to panic attacks. Keep in mind when roleplaying with her.
Her companions, a female sharp-shinned hawk named Kaata and a black-thighed falconet named Kit can be assumed to always be close by unless otherwise stated.



Tenshi

Tojo-kai
Chinpira

Advanced Fighter (90)

Expert Healer (135)

age
5 Years
gender
Female
gems
468
size
Dire wolf
build
Heavy
posts
79
player
Bunni

OverachieverSnake Eyes
08-10-2022, 01:09 PM


The sudden change in the girl's demeanor did not offset Tenshi's approach. Watching as the girl's tail unfurled from her body and fur begin to poof out in a defensive move to appear larger, Tenshi's head lowered. Chin tucking, ears flattening, and horns slightly tilted in the girl's direction, she was not afraid to start a fight. If the girl would not learn how to properly tend to her fears, Tenshi would have to teach her a lesson. Sometimes, the young ones needed to learn the hard way.

A growl emanated from her own throat as the girl shot threatening words her way. And what will? She would have answered, would have been glad to teach her something, but all the child wanted was a fight. There was no flight in this youngster and Tenshi wouldn't let her get away with it. Predator by nature, she let out a warning huff in the girl's direction as she asked if she was scared. Scared? Of this girl? It nearly made Tenshi laugh as she closed the gap between them.

Are you scared? The taunt was the last thing Tenshi needed to hear from the brat. It wasn't often she thought so poorly of younglings, but this one was asking for it. Whoever had raised her had done a shoddy job. Lunging forward a snarl ripped from her throat, she kept her horns tilted at the girl. Paws scrambled in the muck beneath her as she rushed with surprising quickness. Aiming to lash her horns at the girl's left shoulder, Tenshi dipped to the side before swinging her head back toward her opponent. Hopefully, a good stab would teach the girl a lesson.


Tenshi vs Avantika for Spar
Round 1/2
Age: Over 1
Size: Dire wolf
Build: Heavy
Offensive Battle Accessory: Shuriken
Defensive Battle Accessory: Studded sholder pads
Companion 1: Snow leopard, Male - Battle
Companion 2: White Egret, Male - Flying
*Companion 3: Snow leopard, Female - Battle
Mutation 1: Antlers - Offensive
Mutation 2: Thick skin - Defensive
Skills: Advanced Fighter & Expert Healer