ardent

Not a minute past midnight

Briar & Artorias



Zephyrus

The Hallows
Hallowed

Advanced Fighter (75)

Master Navigator (295)

Fleet-footed

age
1 Year
gender
Male
gems
593
size
Paleo species
build
Light
posts
105
player
RelevantKoala

Homebody1K
09-19-2022, 09:53 PM
OOC: OK, it's more then a minute past midnight because it's 2 weeks into the season but RK was BUSY and we're gonna pretend this was done ASAP as summer came around :tear:

Zephyr had been waiting, sitting upon his balcony and watching the moon. His navigational training had well prepared him for this moment and to his estimation, he had mere minutes before the moon would be properly positioned in the sky to signal the beginning of a new day cycle. The beginning of a new season. The beginning of his second year in Boreas. The young raptor let himself bathe in the moonlight for a few more moments, drinking in it's encouraging light and tracing the patterns of stars in the sky. Remembering everything that led up to this, his first birthday.

From his fireplace mantle his serpent companion hissed, breaking the boy from his daze and bringing him to whirl back to face the bedroom. It was time! He was going to be late! Did he take the extra time to go down the stairwell, or take the shortcut? It didn't take him long to decide.

Turning back to the balcony, he deftly stepped up onto the railing and off - extending his wings, catching the air, and completing a spiral angled steeply downward and to the left. Circling the castle at speed, and crashing with a thunk onto the balcony a floor below. Gods, he hoped he landed on the right one. Hopping up to the doorway, he put his beak to the castle and gave some polite yet urgent knocks to signal his presence to the wolves he presumed were slumbering within - if the landing hadn't already alerted them, that is. "Mom! Dad!" Zephyrus called into the room.

"Zephyr"

Zephyrus is a young Argentavis Magnificens. He is 6'4" (77") with a wingspan of 21'6" (258").

Zephyr has a binturong named Frigg with dexterous (mutated) paws, a cottonmouth snake named Wraith with enhanced (mutated) infrared sight,
and a violent and unpredictable honey badger named Thor.
While threading outside of Hallows' territory, you can assume his companions are always nearby.

Artorias and Briar are welcome in any of his threads regardless of tag while he is underage.



Artorias

"I will shield you from the darkness"

The Hallows
Aegis

Master Fighter (700)

Master Navigator (935)

Knight & Fleet-footed

age
3 Years
gender
Male
gems
8043
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
1,167
player
Joe

Running on EmptyRapid Poster - SilverBest BudsSocialiteOverachieverAuster Explorer
Pride - BisexualFestival OrganizerDream WeaverLoserGlobetrotterUnderachiever
The Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 3HomebodyWealthyHow many times do I have to teach you a lesson?! Critical Dodge!
Ooh La LaLegendaryExplorerWordyIce Bridge ExplorerWinner
VengeanceSnake EyesDouble MasterMammoth HunterCritical Hit!1K
09-20-2022, 05:31 PM

Artorias had just about drifted off into a deep, dreamless sleep with Briar in his arms, physically exhausted from the physical activity required to keep his wife's starting heat season satiated. The bedroom was quiet and dark, the fire in the hearth dying down to embers and casting the room in dark shadows and a faint orange glow. The room was warm and cozy, keeping out the cold chill of the Austral winter night, and the two wolves tucked up beneath the furs and blankets of their bed were sound asleep. All was calm... until a calamitous thud outside their balcony startled the Aegis awake with a jump. Bleary amber eyes gazed around the dark room, his groggy mind hurrying to sift through the fog and piece together what he had just heard. Had something fallen off the wall?

The tak-tak-tak of a beak rapping against the glass balcony doors alerted him that yes, something had indeed fallen, but it wasn't a painting or ornament. His son's voice calling urgently from outside confused and concerned the Aegis. "Zephyrus...?" he mumbled, throwing the blankets off and detangling himself from Briar so he could roll out of bed. Heavy paws hit the stone floor and trotted briskly over to the balcony door, unlatching it and throwing it open. The bitter chill of winter whipped past him, making him flinch while he gazed at his massive avian son standing out on their balcony. "Zeph, are you okay?" Artorias ushered the raptor into the room, grateful that Zeph had such a poor sense of smell that he wouldn't be able to know of his parents' earlier activities.

He shut the balcony doors to keep the cold out, moving over to the hearth with sleepy steps to toss a fresh log on the fire, stoking the embers to bring the flames back to life. Light once more began to fill the room with comfortable warmth. Artorias didn't ask any further questions, instead turning a tired, curious gaze to his adopted son, a curious brow raised while he let the Argentavis explain what had him up in the middle of the night.

"Artorias Carpathius" | "Carpathian" | "Corbin" | "Eira" | "Argent"


One big happy family

Artorias has two ravens named Corbin and Eira and a fox named Argent. Assume they are within calling distance at all times.
As his mate, Briar may enter Artorias' threads unless marked private.

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Briar

The Hallows
Queen

Master Fighter (245)

Master Intellectual (240)

Bulwark & Professor

age
3 Years
gender
Female
gems
15
size
Large
build
Light
posts
499
player
Shelby

Pride - DemisexualTeacherThe Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 3VengeanceCritical Fail!
Ice Bridge Explorer1K
09-21-2022, 11:49 PM

Where Artorias was just drifting off to sleep, Briar was completely out, deeply asleep in her husband's embrace after all of the strenuous activity that they had filled the evening with. These moments were the only times that she really felt any relief from her heat so she fully took advantage and enjoyed the feeling of just being wrapped up in Artorias' arms and getting some very needed rest. However, that sleep was short lived as she was startled awake. Art's reaction to the thump woke her up more than the sound itself did, his jostling rousing her from sleep and making her sit up with a soft gasp as she blinked open her eyes, squinting against the low light of the fire. Art was up much quicker than her, Briar barely catching his mumbled questioning of their adopted son's name. She sat up more properly and rubbed her eyes with her paws as she woke up just as Art threw open the balcony door to let in Zephyrus, letting in a flash of cool air in the process.

Now that she was more awake and aware she was able to slide off of the bed as well, giving herself a quick shake while Art went over to drop another log into the hearth. With sleepy, slightly swaying steps, she walked over to where Zephyrus was standing, giving him a curious look and a small smile while she lifted a paw to smooth a few feathers that had gotten ruffled in his flight here. It made her think of the day she first met him when she settled the few feathers that had gotten stuck up on the top of his head. He had been so, so much smaller back then and she never would have imagined how much he would grow. "What's got you up so late, Zeph?" she asked, settling back on her haunches while she fought back a yawn.

"Briar Carpathius"