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Artorias

"I will shield you from the darkness"

The Hallows
Lord of Cinder

Master Fighter (772)

Master Navigator (1020)

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5 Years
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Male
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13637
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Dire wolf
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Medium
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1,595
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Joe

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02-12-2024, 01:56 AM

As his eldest litter turned two years and his youngest turned yearlings, Artorias had been dwelling on thoughts of the future more than ever. His children were growing, sometimes much too fast for his liking, and they were all becoming their own independent wolves, people he was so very proud to be their father. Seeing them transform into who they were meant to be was an experience that brought him a joy unlike anything else. But there was one of his children that had shown amazing growth, owned her own destiny and had truly stepped beyond any expectations he had as her father. It was high time that Artorias not only acknowledged his daughter's development, but rewarded her for her commitment and perseverance too.

It was a typical rainy afternoon for Auster in winter, the rain falling gently from gray skies to beat rhythmically against the walls and windows of Hearthstone. Artorias walked down the corridors of the castle, heading for the Council Chambers with his companions in tow. He lifted his head and gave forth a short call for Bramble, summoning her for a meeting in what he had come to realize was one of her favorite rooms in all of Hearthstone. He wanted to give her his feedback on the ball she had organized—as well as surprise her with the just rewards for all her hard work and dedication on her second birthday.

Artorias entered the chambers and began to light the fire in the hearth to chase away the chill in the room, getting a crackling fire started before he stoked the brazier back to life as well. He lit the candles under the great stone table to illuminate the map carved within and set out the pack effigies across its surface, placing the Raiders' within Ethne's territory to mark the recent raid that had occurred. Then he waited for Bramble, studying the effigies on the map like pieces on a chessboard, analyzing the next moves to be made.

"Artorias Carpathius" | "Carpathian"


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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Bramble

The Hallows
Envoy

Master Fighter (315)

Master Intellectual (310)

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2 Years
gender
Female
gems
997
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Dire wolf
build
Light
posts
172
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Bunni

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02-12-2024, 04:58 PM

Bramble had been more than content to sit on her balcony all day. Listening to the rain plop against the stone railing, droplets watering the plants that she had inherited from the healers to help spruce up her rooms, she lets out a content sigh. Maybe it was time for her to talk to her father about Tate coming to live at Hearthstone. Maybe she should talk to Tate about it first? He wouldn't say no, right? Well, he did enjoy wandering. Insisting it was to gather intel for Tojo-Kai, but she wasn't so sure she believed that was wholly the reason. With so much on her mind, mostly the night of the ball, Bramble is surprised when her father calls for her.

While Dusk may have had the balls to keep their father waiting, Bramble did not. Quickly standing to her paws, giving her coat a good shake, she is out of her room and heading down the stairs. Hurried steps with an elongated gait carry her quickly to the Council Chambers. Indeed, one of her favorite rooms within Hearthstone. Taking a deep breath, she smooths out her fur between pushing the doors open as gently as she can. Slipping inside, she notices how her father sits at the table, his eyes trained on the effigies seated upon the map. One of her brows raise before lowering to knit both together as she steps up to the candle lit table. There she sees the Raider's effigy standing beside Ethne territory - so close to their own.

Taking her seat, she tries not to worry. Worrying it what got her heart racing and made her feel all too uncomfortable. Instead, she takes a deep breath, keeping her serious expression (which is hardly anything serious when it comes to Bramble) and looks to Artorias. "I heard about the raid. Their clashing was so loud that I could hear it from my window," her lips purse as she turns to study the effigies again. Were the Raiders a threat to the Hallows? Even with Siduri and who was the boy? Tarnish? They seemed to visit frequently enough... Surely the Raiders wouldn't try anything stupid. "Is this the reason you called?" She finally asks after a few moments of silence.

"Speech"


bramble's companions are to be assumed near her unless stated otherwise.



Artorias

"I will shield you from the darkness"

The Hallows
Lord of Cinder

Master Fighter (772)

Master Navigator (1020)

An icon representing the specialty Knight Knight

An icon representing the specialty Fleet-footed Fleet-footed

age
5 Years
gender
Male
gems
13637
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
1,595
player
Joe

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02-13-2024, 05:03 PM

Artorias was not kept waiting long for his daughter to appear, or perhaps he simply hadn't realized how long he had been absorbed into his pensiveness while waiting for Bramble, but either way as soon as he heard paws entering the Council Chamber the Lord's eyes lifted from the table. He greeted her with a half smile, though it faded when he saw the concerned look on her face as she looked over the map as well. He gave a soft hum of acknowledgement when Bramble mentioned being able to hear the raid from her room, his fiery amber eyes returning to the metal effigies on the map. "We all heard it. The Raiders certainly made no efforts to be stealthy about it," he mused in low tones. "I went down there to assess the damage. It was... not a friendly skirmish. The loss Ethne suffered will leave lasting scars." Lifting a large azure paw, Artorias picked up the Raider effigy and moved it back over to their territories amongst the Boreal islands.

"One of the Raider boys decided he hadn't had enough violence and tried to attack us afterwards. Nelu showed him the error of his ways." A little bit of a proud smirk turned the corner of Artorias' lips upward as he recounted how his son had repelled the would-be trespasser. A shame the boy had been injured in the process, but it was a harsh lesson those renegade children would have to learn sooner or later. Artorias just hoped there would be no repercussions directed at the Hallows in turn. Artorias rapped his claws against the stone table while he stared at the pack pieces in silence for a moment, his mind running wild with a million thoughts a minute. Bramble's eventual question pulled him out of his mental dwellings and the Lord of Cinder lifted his gaze to meet his daughter's concerned features once more, offering her a softer smile to assuage her worries. "No, it isn't. Actually, I wanted to congratulate you on the Harvest Ball. You and Ember did a magnificent job organizing the event, and all of our guests had a wonderful time. You really showed your capabilities, and you were fully in your element that night. I'm very proud of the hard work you put into it and you made the whole night a rousing success—one that we will set as a standard for all future Harvest Balls." Artorias' smile widened, flashing pearly white teeth proudly to his daughter. That was right, her idea had been such a success that it was going to be a permanent part of Hallows culture from now on.

With his praise given, Artorias turned to face Bramble properly, gesturing for her to take a seat at the Council table next to him. "But my opinion is only half as important as yours is. How do you feel the night went, Brammie?" Art tipped his head as he asked Bramble for her own self-assessment on her project. He wanted to get her insight into her efforts and standards. His mind was already made up for how this meeting was going to go, but it was important for him to see Bramble's perspective on matters of the pack as well—especially if she was to move up to be the Hallows' next Envoy.

"Artorias Carpathius" | "Carpathian"


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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