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Summer Growth [Pup Healing Lesson]

Deadline is the 20th



Eramaya

Valhalla
Ard-Chnáimhseach

Expert Healer (120)

age
5 Years
gender
Female
gems
49
size
Small
build
Light
posts
8
player
Briena
09-14-2022, 06:00 PM
Eramaya of Valhalla

She’d asked Ardyn to bring the pups to her hut for their first lesson in healing. A sunny late morning warmed the air, filling it with the heady smells of plains grasses, summer flowers and her herb garden. She sat in front of her hut, the items for today’s lessons arrayed in front of her as she watched for Ardyn and her pupils for the hour.

How were her remaining children doing? She’d spoken with them not long ago, and they had chosen to remain with the Nomads to further their training. Later, in the future, it remained to be seen if they would join her in Valhalla or continue along their own paths, visiting from time to time. Whatever their choices, she accepted them. It wasn’t Nomad culture to force a path.

Her swirl-painted sides expanded in a deep sigh, and she let it out in a long hush, then gently tucked the grief aside as she heard the patter of paws and the larger tread of Ardyn’s steps among them.

Grief that she’d never see the three children she’d lost grow up and grasp their futures or see her husband’s paternal pride as they gave their children their first Nomad’s Marks. Grief that he and Paladin both would only be able to watch in spirit as Legacy was given her first Marks. It was what it was. The pain would fade in time.

For now, she smiled softly, ready to greet the day’s students.

Walk ---- "Speak" ---- "Labhair an Sean-Teanga." ---- "Hear" ---- Think

Art by NightofRavens



Ardyn

Valhalla
Ard Rí

Master Fighter (250)

Master Hunter (240)

Bloodletter & Knight

age
3 Years
gender
Male
gems
120
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
330
player
Briena

The Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 3
09-14-2022, 06:14 PM
Ardyn Cadeyrn Aodhán Phoenix Adravendi

He’d gathered the pups for Eramaya’s lesson on the early basics of healer’s training. Whether they were called to the skill or not, they’d still need to learn enough to take care of themselves in the future, wherever the future led them.

As he led the way to her hut, he kept his pace slow enough for small, young legs to keep up with, checking with a grin to be sure they were keeping up – or keeping on course – and now and again flicking his tail in subtle enticement to pounce.

As the hut and Eramaya came into sight, Ardyn paused and glanced down at the trio, giving them a stern look that still held a twinkle of mirth around the edges as he stated, “Pay attention to Lady Eramaya’s lesson today. Even if you have no interest in healer‘s work, these lessons will come in useful for your own health. Can’t stop a bad cut bleeding if you don’t know how right?”

He led them the remaining distance, greeting Eramaya with a nod and smile before he moved off to the side and flopped, out of the way, to watch, paws crossed. He wouldn’t be participating, but he didn’t mind sitting back and watching—he might even catch some tricks he didn’t know and could tuck away for future use if he ever needed the knowledge.

Walk ---- "Speak" ---- "Labhair an Sean-Teanga." ---- "Hear" ---- Think

Ardyn's family (Red, Aurielle, Siblings, Valhalla) are allowed to crash threads, regardless of private tags.

Ardyn at first glance is as black as can be imagined with a raven sheen.

Closer inspection proves that he shimmers in fire tones in every hair on his hide right down to his lashes.

More obviously, he glows like a bed of coals and flames with every movement and brush of fur. His tail is usually wagging, so blazes like a torch.

His adult teeth are in and his saber canines have grown to their full length (see profile). His mane and tail hair have grown to full length, as well as being lightweight and easily buffeted by breezes.

A look at his front paws will give the impression of hands, with his dew claw dropped low and lengthened into a functioning thumb, and his toes elongated into fingers. He has retractable, solid black cat-like claws on every paw.

Ardyn has developed a glowing mast of intricate markings in fire and ice colors over his face, symmetrical over the last seasons of Year 17 (see profile for details). During hunts or raids/sieges, he will smudge them out with black soot to cover the glow, otherwise, they are bright enough to note at first direct glance at his face. Not all his artwork currently portrays the mask markings.

He is also often bedecked in beads, small bells, feathers in blues, ribbons and braids thanks to the Ooze Event of Halloween 2021, and the Coathanger item that he got. The accessories generally are seen most in his mane and tail hair. He removes the brighter items and bells for hunts or battle.






Chióni

Valhalla
Naíonán

age
Pup
gender
Female
gems
20
size
Medium
build
Light
posts
4
player
Lin
09-20-2022, 01:45 PM

After the fighting training earlier today, Chióni felt sore, but invigorated. She didn’t know fighting lessons could be so difficult! Chióni didn’t enjoy fighting though. It wasn’t something she wanted to focus on. Despite not wanting to become a warrior, the child guessed it was still good to know how to defend herself. It was a good skill to have, an important one, even if it wasn’t something Chióni wanted to pursue as a profession.

Though she had been upset about being woken up so early, the child had quickly forgotten and had focused on Ardyn’s instructions. She had learned a lot, and was ready for more. So when the man began to guide them to their next lesson, she followed excitedly despite her soreness of the earlier training. Glacial lenses focused on his ember shimmering fur as the man moved. His tail taunting her with his purposely teasing movements. She paused a moment, watching Ardyn’s tail and then pounced at it playfully. His tail was too fast for her, and moved just out of her reach to which Chióni briefly pouted before trying again as he led them onwards.

Right as the spotted pup was ready to attempt another attack on his tail, the shadowed man paused to look behind him, his features serious, but his eyes twinkling. Chi stopped her antics and watched the man as he explained their next lesson. It was about healing. "Yes, Ardyn," she responded before glancing at the hut they were headed towards. Once they arrived at Eramaya’s hut she instantly smelled all the herby scents, and glanced around at the garden with curiosity. She looked at a few in particular before realizing that Ardyn had continued on and she hurried to him and the waiting lady. She watched as the dark Alpha moved off to the side, and seemed interested in watching the lesson. Chióni turned towards the swirl marked lady and smiled waiting for the lesson to begin.

"Speech"