ElfQuest Fan Art

Elfquest => Holts => Topic started by: Berit on December 30, 2019, 12:19:18 PM

Title: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on December 30, 2019, 12:19:18 PM
Time for a new RPG! This time I simplified the rules even more! so character sheets and things like that are for your own enjoyment only, I will add sheets like previously to those who want them.

RULES
dice rolling is optional, your character will simply not get any boon from events if he/she doesn't roll... that means no extra items or extra food, you'r character will simply survive the event. but if you roll die then you might find stuff like materials and new locations, but be vary! if you roll 1 you will fail! (no one dies, since this is for first timers, but injury or embarrassment may occur)

MAKING A CHARACTER
anyone can join but please refrain from making too annoying characters, this is supposed to be fun fro everyone. also, do not make a character that is good in everything. add some flaws and things they are not good at to make them more interesting!... also, if you don't use a die, it would be fun to see your character fail at times, because no one of us is perfect all the time!

So there is that! ask me about anything if something puzzles you! also, you can roll dice here https://www.random.org/dice/ (https://www.random.org/dice/), (just set it so that you are rolling 1 die) sure you can cheat and make up a number, but if you go that far you are actually just spoiling the fun from yourself, no one else is affected by it... So onward to adventure!...

Character sheet you can fill http://www.elfquestfanart.com/index.php?topic=455.msg8084#msg8084 (http://www.elfquestfanart.com/index.php?topic=455.msg8084#msg8084)

If you are uneasy about some subjects with your characters you can choose things that can/ cannot happen to them here: http://www.elfquestfanart.com/index.php?topic=456.0 (http://www.elfquestfanart.com/index.php?topic=456.0)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on December 30, 2019, 12:34:45 PM
Snow falls slowly, landing on your face as you come to... you have no recollection how you got here, in the middle of the endless white. as you look around you see some mountains and there might be some sort of structure in the distance, but it is a little too far off for you to see clearly... what do you do?...


(please describe what your character looks like and his/her actions!)

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on December 30, 2019, 12:48:45 PM
(Was Requested to put the character sheets in game for those who want to fill tham, so they are here http://www.elfquestfanart.com/index.php?topic=455.msg8084#msg8084 (http://www.elfquestfanart.com/index.php?topic=455.msg8084#msg8084))
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 01, 2020, 10:20:07 AM
Moondrop sits up, brushing the snowflakes from her face. She looks around, seeing nothing but an expanse of white in all directions. No thick brush to cover her. No high trees to find a vantage point from which to consider her surroundings. Her dark clothing and ash-colored hair make her a single, obvious spot on the bright landscape. Feeling uncomfortable so exposed, she shivers and pulls her tattered rust-colored cape more tightly to her.

Her eye catches on something in the distance. She is wary of getting closer. There is no hiding out here, no way to cover her approach to observe what it is before whoever is there sees her. But there is nothing else here, so she begins to walk towards it.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 01, 2020, 12:17:45 PM

As Moondrop approaches the thing in the distance, it seems to be some sort of old abandoned human building left to decay for hundred of years, a single tree stands decorating the landscape...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 01, 2020, 05:30:19 PM
Antaka, named after her mother, was still watching the ancient building in front of her. It may once been made by humans and she has not a good feeling about it. She was hunched so low, she nearly touches the ground with her jaw like a cat going hunting. The snowflakes leave dots of water on her dark skin and the wind brushes her bushy dark red hair out of her face.
She has no clue how she gets here, she was looking for her tribe for days, lost them somehow in a sandstorm and than she was here. Not the best place for someone wearing a thin, long white cloak, now soaked from the snow, made to protect against hot sun, not icy winds. Underneath she was wearing sandcolored trousers to the knees and a closed vest of dark red that not even reaching her navel. Luckily her shoes where made of thick leather. Freezing she needs to find a warmer place or at least something warmer to cloth her. Could there be anything good in this long forgotten ruin? Could she go inside, unharmed? It seems to be empty but she can't tell for sure. Better to watch it a little bit longer. Even if she was nearly frozen to death by now.
But wait! There was a dark dot in a long distance. Perfect to spot in this glaring white. A figure was approaching. It was a woman dressed in dark colors and a rust colored cape. Antaka grabs her spear tight. Does this woman lives here? Is she a friend? Please let it be a friend.

***
I must have gone crazy to join in. I barley have time and I never have written a prose text in English. But something on this setting catches me and I just saw Antaka there, watching, freezing.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 02, 2020, 05:54:47 AM
(Welcome aboard!)

Antaka and Moondrop both see each other, standing in the blinding white, it makes their shapes look unrecognizable at first but both soon understand that they are looking at another elf! one that seems to be just as lost as they are!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 02, 2020, 07:38:28 AM
(Moondrop rolls a 4.)

Moondrop slows as she spies a figure between her and the ruins. Her normal instinct would be to hide or flee, but it is obviously too late to not be seen, and there really is no where else to go. She could walk in any direction, hope to find some animals to trap for food and eventually a warm place to rest, but she is curious about the ruins.

As she walks closer she can make out the other figure is an elf, like she is, although her skin is dark like tanned leather, where Moondrop's is almost as pale as the snow around them. Moondrop pauses as she notices the spear the other elf carries, then looks beyond it to the thin fabric she wears. She is even more ill-prepared for this weather than Moondrop is.

Moondrop glances at the structure and sees no smoke or sign that the building might be the other elf's home. Could she have found herself here as strangely as Moondrop did?

Eying the spear, Moondrop stops just in speaking distance. "You look cold." She edges around out of spear reach and continues on toward the ruin. "Maybe there's something here we can use to keep warm."

Moondrop cautiously approaches the doorway to peek inside.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 02, 2020, 09:38:34 AM
Moondrop looks around and managed to see a little hole in the snow, like something just had fallen and broken it's surface, in it she finds a strange cube! it depicts the opening and closing stages of the eye and on top there is a sphere, or a button... it doesn't do anything yet... but the cube clearly feels special... magic... there must be something magical about it!...


Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 02, 2020, 11:35:07 AM

Laluna wakes up when a snowflake tickles her nose.

"ACHOOO!!" she sneezes loudly and sits up abruptly.

The surrounding whiteness perplexes her. She had just been in a lush, green forest, looking for berries to pick, but she can't remember much else... Did she happen on a dreamberry bush and pass out?

Laluna stands up and wipes the snow off her blue hair and soft, purple colored leathers. Then she shudders violently because the garments are ill-suited for white cold. She takes a quick look around, seeing only white, untile she spots a vague, large shape of some... structure, maybe?

She decides it's too cold to stay put anyway, so she trudges towards the shape.

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 02, 2020, 11:42:18 AM
Laluna hears the crunching of the snow as she battles through it, it is heavy and at times she falls deeper into it... but finally she sees the structure better! some strange half collapsed structure, maybe made by humans and there are two elves standing near it! both look ill equipped for the weather...

(haha! nice pic!)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 02, 2020, 11:42:56 AM
Antaka stands shivering in the building, looking for something to make fire. The cube looks interesting and she suggest to moondrop, to push on the eyes in the order they took, when they open. Closed first, open last.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 02, 2020, 12:01:10 PM
Laluna fears her leathers will be all soaked before she can even get to the structure. She's worried, that she'll freeze to death if she can't find shelter soon...

Her thoughts are interrupted when she finally arrives at a tower of sorts and spots two elves near it! She opens her mouth to greet them, but they vanish inside the strange tower.

Timidly, she decides to go to the tower's doorway and hopes that the elves are friendly.

"H-Hello..?" she calls out cautiously.

(Question! Do the characters from the previous RPG know each other or are we "resetting" the game, so no-one knows each other?)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 02, 2020, 12:12:34 PM
(I was thinking about resetting, but in the end you get to choose, if they know, then some of my NPCs that were on Mistquest also know them)

Antaka sees that the Tower is made of cobblestone but the floor is interesting cream colored smooth stone, there is also a trapdoor down and from it's cracks shines some light! soft coughing sounds can be heard, as if someone very ill is somewhere behind the trapdoor, there is also warmth inside the tower, there must a a heat source under the floor...


Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 02, 2020, 12:16:40 PM
There was a call! Antaka layes her interest to the trapdoor aside and looks out and sees another elf. With blue hair? Interesting, maybe some merchant like the ones out of the desert? The more, the warmer, she was thinking and wave to her to come in
Also good to have someone more by her side to investegate this door. She wants to mention it, as soon as everyone was here.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 02, 2020, 06:07:10 PM
Moondrop first sniffs the cube, then holds it up against her own eye before pushing on the sides as suggested by the other elf. Just as she finishes, a voice startles her and she drops it!
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 03, 2020, 02:18:55 AM
Quizzically Antaka looks at Moondrop, than at the cube and wonders if her given name has something to do with the drop. Than she calls herself an idiot about such stupid thinking and tries to supress her upcomming laughter about herself.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 03, 2020, 05:57:55 AM
The Cube did not react on the sides being pushed it drops to the floor and rolls on the side... they have no idea what to do with it just yet... the slight coughing is heard again, but it halts for a moment, the person must have heard them and is alert. weak voice asks from below...

"is... is someone there?..."

His voice is soft but deep, but he seems to be an elf, he seems more worried than hostile...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 03, 2020, 06:26:10 AM
Antaka throws a tense look at Moondrop, keeping her spear ready to fight if nessasary. Then slowly moves toward the door, speaking loud. "Hello, we can hear you, are you okay?" She tries to open the trapdoor.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 03, 2020, 02:06:00 PM
Laluna looks at the dark-skinned elf a bit timidly, but when she gestures for her to come in, she steps inside the tower.

"Hi, I'm Laluna." she introduces herself.

Then she notices the other elf, who seems startled. There's something familiar about her.

"...Have we met before?" Laluna asks, trying to remember where she's seen the alert, grey-haired elf before.

Suddenly Laluna hears a coughing sound from below, and shortly after, a weak voice speaks. Her healer's instincts kick in, and she joins the dark-skinned elf towards the trapdoor. If there's somebody in need of help, Laluna will do her best to aid. She feels frustrated for not having any tools or herbs with her.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 03, 2020, 04:29:58 PM
While Antaka and Laluna work on opening the trap door, Moondrop retrieves the strange cube. She puts it in one of the inner pockets of her cloak.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 03, 2020, 04:42:05 PM
As Moondrop puts the cube away, for a moment it feels slightly warm, but the warmth of it fades fast... Laluna and Antaka open the Trapdoor and the air is clearly warmer inside. stone steps lead them to another room with smooth walls and a throne...


On the throne sits an elf whose skin is literally white as snow! even as they stand in front of him he asks with a surprisingly deep voice, what seems to contrast his soft face...


"Who? what are you?..."

it appears his eyes might be partly blind... he looks at them a moment until he says...

"Elves... other Elves... here I thought I was the only one left... My name is Wander... who might you be?..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 03, 2020, 05:03:42 PM
Antaka will introduce herself when there will be time to do so and is silently happy about finding three elves in such a short time. Even if she fears the one on the throne would drop dead from it any second. Also she is happy about the warmth in here and will try  to dry her coat with some slight waving it with her hands.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 03, 2020, 06:07:04 PM
Antaka notices that the warmth is coming from a large stone in the middle of the room, it is oddly colored and also emits light that feels like sunlight... the closer to the stone she is the warmer it gets, it would probably burn like fire if she touched it...


Wander says softly with his deep voice...

"Careful... that is a heat stone, a thing from deep under the earth... it will burn if you touch it..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 04, 2020, 01:41:27 AM
"Deep from under the earth? How did it gets here?" She asks herself in interest but agrees to Wander's advice "I won't touch it, I just want to stand near it to get me warm and my cloth dry, if that's okay. Come join me whoever want to." She will make way if someone wants to join and share the warmth.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 04, 2020, 07:33:25 AM
Moondrop moves around the room, looking at each object curiously before stopping in front of Wander. She thinks of her own skin, how it lightens in winter but darkens in the summer sun, red and painful if she's not careful.

"Don't you ever go outside?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 04, 2020, 10:57:01 AM
Wander looks at Antaka...

"Do get yourself warm and dry... it is not good to moke outside in wet clothes.."

Wander looks at Moondrop and says...

"Rarely... I am... pretty much stranded here... I haven't been... Well enough, to do tasks outside... and now, I'm almost out of food..."

Her Coughs a little on his sleeve and breathes heavily for a moment then says...

"but you are welcome to take shelter here... and knowing you have places to be and you all seem strangely ill prepared for the weather... here... use these... it's not much but you can make something to fit the weather better, so you can cross the fields... And leave as you wish..."

Wander weakly pulls a sack to his pale hands and tosses it to them... it is filled with materials for warmer clothes, few silk ribbons and few furs... one of the is a bizarre blue with white star like spots, shiny fabric but very thick...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 04, 2020, 11:03:26 AM
Moondrop ponders this. "Not really a wanderer, then, are you?"

She brightens. "I could get you more food!"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 04, 2020, 11:16:41 AM
"I used to be..."

Wander smiles slightly, then looks very surprised...

"and you would share it? with me?... I.. Thank you.. but... why would your risk yourself helping someone who is almost at death's door?... I.. I suppose it's rude to ask when you are gifted something... I do apologize... no other elf stopped to help... they left me when I could not keep up... and they all died... something in the mountains killed them... don't go there... please... please don't..."

Wander's words turn into a whisper, he does not want to see other elves die... even after they were the ones that abandoned him...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 04, 2020, 12:15:00 PM
Moondrop absently rubs the scars around her shoulders. She is familiar with the dangers of the forest and mountains, but wonders what kind of thing Wander could be talking about. How many elves was he with before that something could kill them all?

She feels sympathy for Wander. Except for the brief adventure with the Blue-haired Laluna and the others, she has vague memories of other elves before them. She supposes she was abandoned, too.

But she's been able to survive alone by being practical and focusing on what's in front of her. However they ended up here, they would all be hungry soon.

Since she is the best dressed for the weather, she leaves the scraps for the others to find what they need.

"I will go see if I can find some places to set traps. Then we will all be able to eat."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 04, 2020, 12:23:33 PM
Wander says...

"Thank you... I know there are some horned creatures that taste fine in the direction of the dead tree, at the base of the mountain, they seem to be herding there... there is also some flightless birds near by, but I never managed to capture one... I suppose they are edible as well... might be something else out there too... but be careful, there might be ravines under the snow... please... please come back alive..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 04, 2020, 03:28:35 PM
"should I go with you?" Antaka shoots out. "It maybe safer in a group. We can watch our backs." She (...don't know what kind of clothes this are, cause Yavia can not identify them) ...will take something that the others don't want. If its long as her cloak, she will leave her cloak there, cause it's wet.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 04, 2020, 03:47:52 PM
Wander looks at Antaka..

"You're clothes might be too cold for a trip in the snowy fields... but I actually could use your help in one matter, if I may be bold enough to ask your help... I feel like it would be best for you all to settle here for a while, but I do not have enough beddings for you all to sleep in... and the stone floor is cold... could you gather hay from the field near by?... there also might be small animals to hunt there, long ears, mice, burrowers... what say you?..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 04, 2020, 04:05:30 PM
"There is a field outside?" Antaka asks baffled. "Didn't see anything but snow... Is it under the snow?" Than she asks sarcastic: "May I borrow this grey fur? It's cold outside, there, where I now be disadvise to go to to accompany Moondrop." What's the difference to be outside hunting or fetching hay? It would be a reason, if she would stay inside to do his bidding. No doubt she will be doing itto make an comforble place fo the group. Just the reasoning seems silly to her. What if this monster attacks Moondrop, while she wasn't watching her back?
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 04, 2020, 04:11:40 PM
Wander look a bit apologizing...

"I meant no offence...  the field is closer than the grounds with the horned animals... I simply worried you would get too cold... I am not trying to stop you from doing teamwork... I just though this grey haired elf seemed a bit of an loner..."

the he leans back and lets them settle the matter...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 04, 2020, 04:31:49 PM
"Okay", she turns her head to Moondrop. "I am just offering backup. I can totally shut my mouth if you're annoyed of my babbling also can I be stealthy. It just seems dangerous -ravines and elfeating beasts. I ... don't want you been killed just because you have no Eyes on the back or can't climb alone out of a very deep hole. That's all."
Than she turns back to Wander. "In which direction lays the field? Where do I have to dig?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 04, 2020, 04:39:53 PM
"If you choose to go to the field, it isn't far, it is in the part of the snow where you see no rock or anything else around, there under the snow lives a lot of smaller things and there is lots of hay and small branches... but do choose what you want to do... we can talk about the bedding later..."

Wander says with a little polite smile, but then seems a bit powerless for a moment... and coughs to his sleeve, partly gasping for air as if he was suffocating... then starts to breathe better again, then just sits, breathing heavily and keeping his eyes shut and head leaned against his throne...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 04, 2020, 04:55:14 PM
Antaka feels sorry for him. She was no herb woman nor a healer but she fears to find him dead if she returns from whatever mission she will go to now. If Moondrop would like company that's her way to go. If not, she will search for Hay instead. Maybe Laluna can ease this mans cough? She hopes it.

***
FYI: I assume we all know each others names by now. If not, Antaka will use an attribute like the color of hair to name you all  :D
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 04, 2020, 05:06:09 PM
(We can  say they have already told their names to each other to speed things up! I don't mind!)

The Heat stone makes Antaka feel like she is in the sun again, reminds her of desert... but really, where inside the earth was it found, and how did it get here?... Wander looks at the stone and tells them... there are also smaller stones like this one... but I had no use for them so I left them in the earth... if you happen to need one for something, I will do my best to bring one out from the soil...

So Wander is a rock-shaper! He can use magic that is mostly forgotten!..
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 04, 2020, 05:34:18 PM
Antaka: -waits for Moondrops decision- and asks herself, what symbols on the other sides of the cube were. She had seen only three sides. She does love puzzles. Also she has no idea, how Wander does stones bring out from the soil or what she could use them for. Put in her pocket maybe? With an extra layer of heat protective cloth? Than she would have the sun in her pocket. She smiles.

(Yavia: coooool, a rock-shaper!)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 04, 2020, 06:10:24 PM
For some reason, Wander's request makes Moondrop uneasy, as does the thought of sleeping here below the ground. It occurs to her that she didn't even notice the position of the sun in this dreary world. Although she usually prefers to hunt at night, she has no desire to wander the frozen, broken ground in the dark.

"I want to go out and see how high the sun is. If it will soon be night, we can gather some hay and firewood. I would prefer to stay outside, if I can stay warm. If the sun is still high, we can go farther out for the bigger game."

She asks Wander, "Are those stones hot enough to start a fire?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 04, 2020, 06:17:43 PM
Antaka feels silly. Light a fire with the stone, of course! By mentioning the firewood she just remembers the dead tree outside. Maybe there are some branches to get from it for a start. She mentioned that to the group.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 04, 2020, 06:22:44 PM
"Yes... they are hot enough to cook a meal and to start a fire... you fish me to find you a smaller heat stone? carrying it may prove difficult however... but... I might be able to make a small shell, or a box for it out of other stone..."

Wander says and leans a bit forward, curiously wondering what they are up to... he says...

"I think it is mid day, there are hours left till dark..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 04, 2020, 06:34:14 PM
Fascinated Antaka watched Wander shape rock with his magic. She had never seen such thing. She also wanted to have the sun in her pocket even if she have no direct need for it as Moondrop did while prefer staying outside.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 04, 2020, 06:54:30 PM
Wander closes his eyes and focuses, humms a little and it strangely seems to make the whole stony room to humm with him... somewhere below the floor they hear cracks and odd twisting sounds, it takes some time but finally the floor opens like it was a fluid and two glowing stones the size of an egg float up!... Wander opens his eyes and looks at the stones... then starts to wonder what kind of box he could make for them to aid them to carry such hot objects...


"hmmmh? maybe some quartz would resist their heat best... what color, my friends? white, black or gray?..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 04, 2020, 07:27:49 PM
The thought of carrying something hot enough to burn scares Moondrop. They could always just use the stone here to start a branch on fire, then carry it outside. But if it is midday and they will be going farther, it would be useful to have a fire-starter with them.

Will they even be able to find their way back?

Moondrop experiments with an open sending. *Black.*
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 04, 2020, 07:45:55 PM
Wander focuses again for a minute, and soon the blackest stone Moondrop has ever seen rises from the floor... it floats near Wander's hands and he shapes it into a box with a rounded slot for the heatstone... slowly, he reaches towards Moondrop and presents her with the box in his hand...

"I made it as light as I could, while still keeping its durability and heat resistance..."

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 05, 2020, 02:34:37 AM
"Oh, it's a little chest!" Antaka cries joyful. "How beautiful!" She hesitates. She can't put the sun in a night colored stone, could she? Also not in one that was grey like a storm. "Please make white one ."
She had heard the sending and was kind of confirmed Moondrop might be a loner. Antakas tribe uses sending not in a group of friends. May she call them friends? Yeah, they are friendly so why not?
If it was mid day they could start going on an adventure!
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 05, 2020, 03:34:39 AM
Laluna is surprised to find a new elf with Antaka! She wonders how long he might've been there alone. She introduces herself to the elf and watches his features, curious. She's grateful for the heat that emanates from the strange rock because her clothes are still a bit damp from lying on the snow.

When Wander gives them fabrics, Laluna is pleasantly surprised.

"If you will go outside, I can stay here and try to make something out of these. We're going to need warmer clothes if we're to explore further in the snow." she says to Antaka and Moondrop.

Laluna is still a bit baffled how she has ended up in a strange place, and with Moondrop in the same place. She wonders if others from that misty place have ended up somewhere here too. It makes her worried because it's so cold outside. What if they're somewhere further, where there's no shelter?

Her thoughts are interrupted when Wander displays his powers. She's never met a rock-shaper before! She watches in fascination when the elf shapes a pitch-black box out of stone.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 05, 2020, 03:51:14 AM
Wander focuses for a moment again, the movement of stone can be heard from beneath the stone floor... and this time, sparkling white stone rises through it and takes form in Wander's hands, soon he represents antaka with a shimmering white little chest with the smoothest stone she has felt...


Wander looks at Laluna...

"I think it would be good if you all had more clothing just in case... it is very dangerous to move around with wet clothes if someone falls through the ice pr similar bad luck happens..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 05, 2020, 04:58:38 AM
Impressed by the smoothness Antaka nuzzle at the slighly warm chestlike stone because of the sunlike one inside and speaks to Laluna.
"It would be absolutly brilliant if you could make some clothes out of these materials! I'm a bit clumsy with my sewing. But did something worries you? You seemed worried to me a second ago."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 05, 2020, 06:11:38 AM
Although the box with the sun-stone seems to be warm enough to handle, Moondrop doesn't trust that it won't burn her or singe her clothes. She picks up one of the pieces of fur and cuts off a small section. Using some cord from her pocket she fashions a pouch for the sun-stone and hangs it at her waist.

Not knowing anything about making clothing, she's always scavenged what she needed, she cuts a slit in the leftover piece of fur for a head-hole, and puts it on under her shirt and cape.

She is anxious to see more than this underground room and concerned about getting started before it gets too late.

"Antaka, do you want to come with me? I will look around outside while you get better clothes." She has no idea how long that will take, but she can set some traps while she explores.

"Or if you want to stay here, I will go."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 05, 2020, 06:29:53 AM
"Comming" Antaka mumbles while wrapping the other piece of fur around her body, fasten it with some of the smaller stripes of fabric. She hesitates to pull her cloak back on, but after all, it is white and might be a good camouflage in this land. She scoop the box under her cloth to keep her warm, takes her spear, looks back at the two with a smile and follows Moondrop outside.

If it burns?
bruhahaha, I dice a 1! I think it will be to hot for her (allthrough she lives in a very hot area, but never mind). She wiggles it out of her clothes with silent "ow, ow, ow" sounds and let it plump on the floor. Better to keep it in a bag like the one Moondrop had made.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 05, 2020, 07:19:08 AM
Laluna looks at Antaka, when she seems to have noticed Laluna's concern.

"It's just... last time I found myself in a strange place like this, I found that there were others, too. I'm worried that there are others out there, without shelter or warmth. Please, keep your eyes open and help them, if you see anyone." she pleads from Antaka and Moondrop.

"And be careful." she nods at them before they leave. She knows Moondrop can handle herself, and Antaka seems prepared too, but the environment is so strange that one can't be too careful.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 05, 2020, 09:12:45 AM
Thankful for the wishes but tenderhearted Antaka looks at Laluna and nodded. Of course she will help others. So she have to scan the environment for other elves, fetch some hay, protect moondrop - no, she seems fine by herself, just keep an extra eye out and withstand the temptation to put the stoned box under her vest again. No problem for her, she had done this before- only in a less harsher land.

Dice 4 , fo(u)r whatever may come  ;)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 05, 2020, 10:22:19 AM
Laluna's words make Moondrop remember a question she had earlier. Before she leaves, she turns to ask.

"Wander, how do you know the others are dead?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 05, 2020, 10:40:59 AM
Antaka's first dice roll, the box really get's a bit too hot to keep with just bare hands! it would not cause burns but is hot enough to make it impossible to hold just by hands, Wander says...

"Oh dear... I must have made it a bit too thin! my apologizes!..."

Wander looks at Laluna...

"Is there something you need that I could help you with?..."

Moondrop and Antaka head out, the cold air rushes over them and makes their breathing steam...

Antaka's second dice roll... As soon as they are out, Antaka spots something shiny hanging from the dead tree! it's a small thing, a necklace of some sort? what on earth its doing there?...


Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 05, 2020, 10:42:22 AM
Wander looks at Moondrop, clearly gloomily and sadly...

"Because I found pieces of their bodies all over the fields... it was... horrible..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 05, 2020, 11:08:18 AM
***Pieces ... irks!
"Moondrop, are you still sure to head in that direction?" Antaka asks nervously.

***Is it a firefly pendant from the game the last of us? Why are they always hanging from trees?  :lol

"Look, there is something shiny! Can I reach it? If not, with some teamwork we could fetch that necklace over there. You're small and slim I lift you up, okay?" Antaka said with confidence and was in no doubt to be strong enough. She had lifted elves larger than Moondrop. She could not climb by herself all grounds higher than herself frightens her.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 05, 2020, 11:14:16 AM
(Haha! I don't know as I haven't played the game! gotta look it up!)

The notion that there were pieces of elves thrown around  the fields seems horrifying, it does not sound like it was animal that did it...

The pendent hangs just out of reach of just one elf, they would indeed have to use teamwork!...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 05, 2020, 11:28:13 AM
Moondrop looks at the barren landscape with a little more fear than she felt before, but doesn't let it change her plans. What else should she do, close herself in a den as Wander has done?

She nods in answer to Antaka's question if she still wants to go.

When Antaka spots the shiny thing in the tree, she accepts the boost and scrambles up, throwing the necklace down to her.

Moondrop takes advantage of her high spot to look over the land.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 05, 2020, 11:34:47 AM
Moondrop tosses the shiny thing to Antaka, and from higher up Moondrop spots a ladder on the tower so one can get on top of it but there doesn't seem to be anything of interest... then Moondrop also spots a frozen lake on the distance, the flat snow field that has hay that Wander mentioned and she also spots something running on top of the snot not far from them, it it is white so it camouflages pretty well, some kind of animal? it seems smaller than a great hare...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 05, 2020, 11:36:30 AM
(In the last of us you can trow a brick or bottle to get the pendant - for there is very few ammo. You can shoot it down if you have ammo)

Because the parts are not eaten it might indeed be no animal. Antaka did never see such behavior on an animal, but also never on her tribe. All was used. That bewildered her.

Antaka examine the necklace. Is there an name, a hint who it belongs to? Or is blood on it?
dice was 5
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 05, 2020, 11:44:12 AM
Antaka examines the pendant, there is no blood but there is  strange markings on the back of it, a mountain, a horn of a deer and a heart.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 05, 2020, 11:54:12 AM
Moondrop drops down from the tree.

"Wander said there were horned-beasts by the mountain. If they are like what I call branch-horns, they may be too big for just the two of us to kill, and we wouldn't be able to bring back much. Most of the meat would be wasted. He also seems to think there is danger in the mountains."

"I just saw a good-sized animal not far away, and a lake, too. Maybe it would be good to get water? I could lay some snares and we could go to the lake."

"What do you think? Mountains or lake?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 05, 2020, 12:16:29 PM
"Mountain, horns ... funny, two of the things you mentioned where enabled in this Necklace. Maybe if you have heart you'll be protected by this at the mountain" Antaka laughs uncertain. "The lake it is. There is no need to leave an animal wasted if we can catch a smaller one. Also we can look for the hay and some water. Mine is getting low." And she pointed at her waterhose. (Don't know if that's the correct English wort. a leather bag to carry water)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 05, 2020, 12:22:32 PM
(I believe Waterskin is the correct name for it)

Fresh air blows over then, something feels like there might be a storm coming during night time... they look towards the lake and Antaka also sees a glimpse of a round looking animal with tiny head, it seems to walk on two feet, and a dash of blue can be spotted too then and again when it turns... it has something blue on its butt...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 05, 2020, 12:31:48 PM
(Moondrop rolls a 5.)

Moondrop heads in the direction of the lake, testing how difficult it is to move through the snow as they move away from the shelter of the building. She hopes the snow will have a strong enough crust to support them. They will tire quickly if they have to break a trail.

She scans the area for good places to try to snare the blue and white creature.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 05, 2020, 12:36:52 PM
Antaka wonders what kind of animal that might be. A rabbit with a blue tail? She puts the necklace around her neck for safekeeping and follows Moondrop.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 05, 2020, 12:39:08 PM
Moondrop's roll: the ice holds and she can easily walk on top of it and suddenly spots another of those strange animals much closer! just under a hill they are on top of, it is a bit fat bird with a blue feather on it's rear! it is quite big! it might even be able to carry an elf that sits on its back for a couple of meters, but it is very funny looking and doesn't have wings!...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 05, 2020, 12:50:41 PM
(OMG. so cute! Cutest chocobo I've ever seen!)

Antaka gets her Spear ready to drop from above down on the bird and nail it onto the ground, or just bury it with her weight. She sends it to Moondrop and if she don't have another idea she will make it so. Buuuut, is it high above?

I diced a 2 btw  :lol

I think her fear of heights will trigger her to stay moveless on the hill till she slowly crouch back the way she came from
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 05, 2020, 12:57:51 PM
Moondrop blinks in surprise at the sight of the large bird. It is definitely much larger than she first thought. Much too large to be snared.

She turns to Antaka to ask whether they should try to catch the bird or look for smaller game on the way to the lake, but sees that Antaka already has her spear ready.

Moondrop shrugs, pulls out her knife and prepares for whatever will happen.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 05, 2020, 01:05:56 PM
Antaka's dice roll: Antaka crouched back down, but suddenly the snow beneath her feet starts moving! she feels the edge of the hill closing and before she realized she has sailed past it! Antaka and a huge amount of snow falls on top of the bird! now the darn bird is somewhere beneath the snow! others of its kind flee the area as fast as they can and they are FAST! despite their looks they run faster than a wolf ever could!... snow moves below Antaka and the bird keeps panicked bokling sound in the snow!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 05, 2020, 01:10:35 PM
Moondrop leaps toward Antaka to help her find and hold the bird down.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 05, 2020, 01:13:37 PM
"Wahhh! It's still alive!" she paniced slightly in worry to lose the prey. "Help!" She tries to locate the bird to stroke it down.

(You've been faster to answer, so sorry for the same action from my side)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 05, 2020, 01:17:46 PM
They both attack any moving part of the snow! the bird is slippery but finally they catch it by the legs! the bird screams and starts pecking them mercilessly!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 05, 2020, 01:44:17 PM
Antaka tries to kill it as that was the plan.

Dice 4
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 05, 2020, 01:47:19 PM
Antaka succeeds in slaying the bird with her spear! the birds blood colors the snow partly red... the bird seems meaty and it's cold resistant feathers are soft and it holds quite a bit of meat!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 05, 2020, 04:42:37 PM
Moondrop sits down in the snow to catch her breath and survey the damage from peck marks. She decides she'll live and looks over at the bird, thinking again about the size of it.

"Well, I guess we better get this back to the others. Good thing we didn't get too far away. Each take a leg and drag it?"

She looks at the blood on the snow, hopeful it won't draw other, bigger, predators, and anxious to be gone in case it does.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 06, 2020, 02:54:50 AM
"Sounds good to me. Need to catch my breath first. Do you think we will leave a trail of blood or trail of dragging this bird through this white something that can easy be followed?" Antaka looks at the surroundings. Who could be follow anyway? A predator can surely smell them without them being splattered with blood. She will pull one leg, the spear in her other free hand  if manageable.


(  the spellcheck don't work for me on the mobile. Hope I find all wrong words by rereading)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 06, 2020, 08:11:10 AM
They start dragging the bird with them, it's feathers luckily are slippery enough for them to slide it on top of the snow... as they start heading back, sky has darkened in a ominous way, it will be a huge storm during the night... it has also started to snow more... on their way back they are met with an eerie sight, the head of an elk lies in the snow, like it has been thrown a long distance, maybe even all the way from the mountain, the expression on the elk tells it never even realized it was attacked... the force that had ripped the head off was powerful enough to pull out some of the spine, it is hanging there attached to the head...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 06, 2020, 08:21:30 AM
Laluna stays in the warm downstairs and examines the pieces of fabric they got from Wander. She looks for string or anything that could be used to sew the pieces together somehow. If there aren't any, she'll have to make string of some of the fabric. Then she'll have to make a needle, but she doesn't have anything to make it with... She hopes that Moondrop and Antaka's hunt will be successful, so she could maybe make a needle from a bone.

She looks at Wander, and ponders what ails him. He clearly isn't all healthy.

"I hope you don't mind, but I couldn't help but see that you aren't in full health. Do you have a cold?" she asks him.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 06, 2020, 09:55:34 AM
"Wander wasn't lying." Moondrop says quietly to herself. She decides has more respect for the sickly elf now.

She also decides that once the storm blows over, and she's eaten and rested, it'd be best to high-tail it away from the mountain as quick as possible.

She glances between the Elk head and the building in the distance and wonders if the tower really offers any protection from something that can do this.

Feeling more exposed than ever, she speeds up her effort to get the bird back.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 06, 2020, 10:08:30 AM
Wander looks at Laluna, says...

"I have been sickly for many moons now... I do not know what ails me... our last healer could not help me that is when they all decided they would leave me behind... I don't... blame them... I would have been a burden to them... but do tell me, I have never seen hair like your's... is it natural? or have you colored it somehow?..."

Meanwhile Moondrop and Antaka notice that the open wold on the head still steams... it is still warm, the death was very recent... then suddenly a voice sends to them, male voice but it's words are weird...

"You, safe here... mountain, danger in mountain.. no go there..."

Then they notice a grey wolf looking at them from the distance... it sends? the wolf seems too timid to approach them and runs away...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 06, 2020, 12:42:50 PM
"Wait!" Moondrop sends to the Wolf. "Help!"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 06, 2020, 01:08:18 PM
The Wolf stops for a moment, tail between it's legs but ears pointing up...

"No help... you no family of mine... I help when you family..."

It seems they have to do something to gain it's trust before he let's them anywhere near... it is clear that he too, is scared because of the thing in the mountain, so scared it fears them too...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 07, 2020, 05:09:14 AM
Laluna seems concerned about Wander's health.

"Do you have an idea of how it might've started? I have some healing abilities myself, though I'm not that familiar with illnesses. I could try to help you if you let me examine you." she suggests.

Laluna touches her blue curls when Wander asks about them.

"I'm not actually sure why they are blue. They've always been that way." she smiles apologetically since she can't give a better answer.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 07, 2020, 05:09:44 AM
Moondrop sends to the wolf an invitation to share their meat, and sends to the elves in the tower that they will be there soon with the bird.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 07, 2020, 12:17:59 PM
 Yeah, there is enough meat for all of them, she thinks but something was fiahy about that Schakalish predator. She locksend to Moondrop. "How come a animal can send? I never heard or withnesst that. Animals can't send, can they? Is it a shapeshifter? An elf?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 07, 2020, 12:22:00 PM
When Laluna asks about Wander's illness he says...

"I... actually don't know... suddenly I just began getting weaker and weaker...  I do not recall anything of interest happening before... we were crossing the snow fields and I struggled to keep up. I found myself passing out often... no one else was infected so I think this is something I was born with..."

Wander lowers his head a little, then looks at her hair again, clearly wondering if there is a tribe of elves with strange hair colors...

-------------------------
When Moondrop send to the wolf it hesitates, looks at them from the distance, but seems to be interested of the food... it decides to follow them from afar... Wander sends back to Moondrop...

"You caught something? good job! also, how is the weather looking... my spine tells me it's going to be a harsh night..."

The wolf keeps looking at Moondrop and Antaka from the distance, it is keen on looking at them with it's sharp eyes and it's fur moves in a slight wind...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 07, 2020, 12:50:44 PM
Moondrop shrugs. "And I've never woken up in the snow before, with strange elves I've never seen before." Moondrop still feels like she must be in a dream somehow.

"However it happened, he gave us the same warning Wander did. He seems to be trying to help us. I'm not about to turn away a potential ally, not until I have reason to."

She sends to Wander "Storm's coming."

To Antaka, "I think we should bring this into the first room of the tower for butchering."

(Schakalish? What does that mean?)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 07, 2020, 01:43:27 PM
"And I don't seen you before. Me and my tribe don't know of sending animals. Maybe you do. It's just a question that come up to me. I don't want to turn him away I was just asking what he is." she locksend to Moondrop. "If we be a bit careful while butchering we may use the feathers as a kind of bed material. They seem pretty protective against the cold."

(Schakal=Jackal. Didn't noticed that was spelled totally wrong, sorry. Antaka don't know wolves, just Jackals. )
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 07, 2020, 05:46:38 PM
They bring the bird to the first room of the tower, where warmth again greets them... Wander sends to them...

"A storm... I feared as much... let us hope it passes during the night... so we don't have to spend many days in..."

The wolf outside is also restless, it's instincts of seeking shelter are kicking in...it looks at them, then into the distance, trying to choose between food and shelter...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 08, 2020, 12:36:49 AM
Laluna listens carefully when Wander recounts the progression of his illness. Maybe the cold got into his lungs? She knows some can get very sick if they're exposed to the cold for too long, but she's not sure what's the case with Wander.

Moondrop's sending interrupts Laluna's thoughts, and she smiles.

"Seems like they've caught something."

She hopes the bird will give more material to make clothes with.

Laluna approaches Wander and stops just in front of him.

"May I listen to your breathing?" she asks, gesturing his chest. She has heard him cough before, so maybe there's something in his lungs. She isn't sure if Wander will let Laluna that close to him.

(Laluna's roll: 4)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 08, 2020, 02:37:41 PM
Wander thinks a bit, but nods... he shivers as he takes some of his clothes off, Exposing his white chest... as Laluna leans in to hear she feels his skin in extremely cold! as he breathes it is clear that there are some noise to his lungs that shouldn't be there... some mucus probably... it also seems that one of his lungs doesn't fill with air as well as other one... Wander starts to shiver again, even when he is neat the heat stone he is cold and has to wear a lot of clothes...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 08, 2020, 05:24:24 PM
Moondrop agrees that the feathers would make a comfortable bed.

She notices the wolf's hesitation and sends to him of the nice, warm shelter they have to share. She sends to him "Do you have others out in the cold? Family?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 08, 2020, 08:23:43 PM
The wolf looks at Moondrop, clearly the warmth and shelter she is describing sound very inviting to him... the wolf lowers his head, clearly sadly, as if something had happened recently...

"No family... family gone now... alone... had den in the mountain... puppies... it came... no more family..."

the wolf hangs it's head and looks at the snow...

"miss family... miss very much..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 09, 2020, 05:03:19 AM
Moondrop repeats the invitation to eat and rest in the warm tower to the wolf.

She leaves him to decide while she helps Antaka butcher the bird. They carefully set aside the feathers, bones and other usable parts and cut the meat into small portions.

But what to do with it. Outside, it will freeze and be preserved, but also open to scavengers. It would be hard to smoke in the storm or inside where they are.

She decides to go down to ask Wander about where he stores his food.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 09, 2020, 02:00:43 PM
Moondrop walks down the stairs ans sees Wander half clothed as Laluna is wondering what is wrong with him... Wander looks at Moondrop for a while until he sees it is her, a relieved smile slightly rises to his face to see her safe and sound...

"Welcome back, huntress..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 09, 2020, 04:39:34 PM
While Moondrop was downstairs Antaka watches the jackal like animal. She took some of the meat and slowly gets near the door. If he won't come in, he may have some of the meat outside. Maybe he like to take his meal outside, because he don't trust them? She lays the Meat just outside the door and draw back slowly and stays low, crouching not to scare him with her size. She sends to him in a soft way. Like she would do to calm down an angered goat of her tribe.
"We promised to share. It's okay. It's much warmer here inside, no one will harm you here. I promise. Just take shelter till the storm is over. Or stay longer. Nothing to fear. I'll leave he door open, if you like. Nothing to be afraid in here. I've lost my family too. I've lost them in a storm of sand. I don't want to lose you the same way."

Dice 4
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 09, 2020, 04:56:35 PM
The Wolf looks at Antaka, and starts to feel courage by her words... it comes a bit closer and sniffs at the meat from a distance, licks it lips... paces around a bit and whines because the meat it still in "hostile territory" slowly gets more courage and grabs the meat and retreats with it to to the dead tree... it seems to be surprised that no one chased it... so it settles down to eat... it swallows down the meat as if it hasn't had a bit to eat for a while... then it looks at the tower... and slowly walks just in the doorway and looks at Antaka with haunting orange eyes... it if FAR bigger than a jackal! it could easily carry two or three elves on it's back... it sends...

"I... trust more... we friend, but no family yet..."

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 09, 2020, 05:16:39 PM
Antaka was very happy about the outcome but also very nervous about the size of the Animal. She slowly stands up and offers another piece of meat. That given one might not be enough for his size.
"I am happy to call you a friend. You are wellcome. My name is Antaka. Do you have a name?"

(Two or three elves - holy molly! This wolf is huge! Did he even fits trough the entrance? Or the trapdoor? Is it a direwolf from Game of Thrones? O.O)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 09, 2020, 05:33:08 PM
"Name?..."

the Wolf wonder's, the concept is foreign to him but something he might learn...

"What is name?..."

The wolf sends and tilts his head, his underfur looks softer than that of a jackal, but his outer fur on the back is clearly of harsher texture...

(the wolf is only a tad bit bigger than the normal wolves we see in the comics, because he is more of an arctic wolf) http://elfquest.com/read/index.php?s=OQ/OQ01&p=6 (http://elfquest.com/read/index.php?s=OQ/OQ01&p=6)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 09, 2020, 06:09:59 PM
Antaka withstand the urge to touch this soft looking fur and thinks about the concept of names. He surly has other methodes to different individuals.
"We are given names by our parents or tribemates to differ us. It is very practical in a group while talking. It is short to just say Antaka to me and not 'the older girl with the slightly dark red hair that smells like' - I don't know what I smell off, but just as an example and we have three more with reddish hair. With a name you allways know that you are meant if someone calls you. Also every other tribemember around will know too that you are talked to or named. And in the far, if you can't see each other, everyone will know who is called and who it is. That must sound useless for you. You have other methodes to call your tribe, I think."
After she finished she thinks that must have been the badest description of a name use anytime. She smiles with her mouth closed, anxious not to show her teeth and make him angry.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 09, 2020, 06:19:14 PM
The Wolf's ears point up and it starts to pant happily...

"Oh I understand! the calling! it is calling! thing that mother father call us in litter! so that is name! I understand now!..."

the wolf wags it's tail... but stops...

"I think the thing mother father call me not possible by you... you give me another name... mother call me..."

then the Wolf lets out a little ruff and moaning sound, that was what it was called by it's parents, it's true that it might be difficult for elves to cala it that... the Wolf by Sending to Antaka...

"So you name Antaka?... Antaka! like antler!.. and Antaka knows not what it smell like?.. Antaka smells nice, like sun light and sand and Antaka smells like friend!..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 09, 2020, 09:27:08 PM
(Heya! was asked about recognition and stuff! if you could kindly fill this when you want to, it would be dandy!) http://www.elfquestfanart.com/index.php?topic=456.0 (http://www.elfquestfanart.com/index.php?topic=456.0)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 10, 2020, 01:59:42 AM

Laluna is a bit puzzled when Wander seems to shiver even in the warmth of the magic stone. She's shocked when she touches his skin.

"Your skin... it's so cold!" she exclaims. What could make him so cold, even in this warmth??

She carefully leans her head on his chest and listens to his breathing. She frowns when she hears that his other lung doesn't seem to work properly.

"I wish there were hot springs here... Steam might ease your cough."

She tries to listen to his pulse as well, to find out if his heart is healthy.

When Moondrop enters, she turns her head and smiles at her.

"You were fast! How fortunate that you found prey so close to the holt."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 10, 2020, 05:25:59 AM
Moondrop responds to Wander, "Antaka is the huntress."

Remembering the way they literally stumbled upon the prey she tells Laluna "Yes, we were very fortunate."

She is very curious to see what Laluna is doing, so moves over to warm her hands by the sun-stone to watch.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 10, 2020, 04:00:55 PM
Laluna hearts a pulse but it is somehow off as well, without help Wander truly might drop dead soon... Wander asks...

"Hot spring? there might be one, I sometimes see steam rise in the distance... now I've only cleaned myself with snow I melted in the heat of the stone..."

Wander also looks at Moondrop, focusing his eyes on a while to see if she is truly alright, Moondrop has few peck marks but nothing serious... the stone emits calming warmth, it reminds Moondrop of summer days... and something about it suddenly jars something in Moondrop's memory, something about her own childhood, and the hands of an adult that took care of her... but she remember's nothing more...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 11, 2020, 01:39:53 AM
Laluna looks even more worried when she hears Wander's heartbeat. He clearly is ill, but Laluna can't figure out what it is exactly that ails him.

"Do you have pains?" she asks Wander.

Laluna hopes that he's just malnourished and that with food he will turn for the better. She's very glad that Moondrop and Antaka found food so quickly. Laluna will have to try to go outside and find something to use as medicine for Wander. It just might be difficult with all the snow...

"When you go hunting again, you could try to look for the hot spring as well." she says to Moondrop.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 11, 2020, 06:28:49 AM
Moondrop only half hears Laluna as she tries to bring back the fleeting memory. Finally she gives up, shaking the thought out of her head.

"What?" She looks at Laluna as the words make sense. "Oh. Yes. Why?"

She remembers why she came down here. "I think the meat we have will feed all of us. There might be more than we need. I hate to have it go to waste. I know frozen meat lasts longer, so we could leave it outside, but something else may eat it. Which is fine, if we don't need it."

"Sometimes I dry small pieces in the sun or over a fire. Then I can carry it with me. Maybe we could use your stone for that?"

"You said you have some food. Where do you keep it?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 11, 2020, 07:01:46 AM
Wander says...

"I store it inside a stone outside... so nothing can get to it and it stays cold... I,,, I'll show you..."

Wander says and takes some time trying to get up... puts his clothes back in order and slowly heads upstairs... Moondrop's mind still rethinks the memory... oddest part of it is that she remembers an odd detail... the hands taking care of her had five fingers... yet they were not human hands... maybe it is just something her mind made up? but something tells her it isn't so... Wander climbs the stairs up and is startled by the wolf...

"B-beast! huge beast!..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 11, 2020, 07:07:04 AM
Laluna smiles a little when she notices that Moondrop must've been daydreaming a bit.

"The warm water and steam could help Wander's lungs... and it would also give us a nice place to wash."

Laluna steps aside when Wander gets up. She's worried to see him move so slowly. He doesn't seem to be much in pain, but something makes him weak.

Laluna follows him, just to make sure that he won't trip. She's startled by Wander's exclamation but peeks curiously past him to get a glimpse of the wolf. It's not normal that a wolf would wander in this kind of a place. Maybe it smelled the food? But then again, Antaka should be there too..?
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 11, 2020, 07:11:27 AM
The wolf looks at them and nervously wags it tail a bit, to show he is friendly... it sends...

"Hello, more friends things... I am now friend, but not yet family..."

Wander steps back and almost falls down the stairs...

"Wolf that sends? wha- what?..."

(ugly drawing of the wolf, sorry!)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 11, 2020, 08:24:25 AM
Moondrop moves to steady Wander.

"Oh! I forgot we brought back more than food! He also knows about the danger in the mountain. We invited him to join us here."

She looks at Wander uncertainly, suddenly realizing they are in his home and he might be upset with the wolf there.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 11, 2020, 08:29:52 AM
Wander just looks about the wolf, not certain if it is a threat or not... the wolf just wags it's tail to them... Wander slowly starts to feel more safe, but still prefer's to have some sapce between him and the wolf, and seeing how slow he walks it must be understandable, he could never outrun the animal if it attacked... wander mumbles...
"
y-yes--- the stone... right..."

He shows them a stone not far from the door, opens it with his powers and the stone is hollow! inside it is some scraps of dried meat, some sorry looking mushrooms and a small pouch of some dried leaves..."

"his is all I have... the stone prevents scavengers from getting the food..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 11, 2020, 11:44:39 AM
Laluna is surprised to find that the wolf can send! She has never met one that could. And this is a big one, too!

Laluna too stands by ready when Wander staggers. She hopes that the excitement won't be too much for his heart. He needs mending, but he doesn't seem broken. She has to find a way to help him...

Laluna looks at the wolf curiously and approaches it a bit, stopping a few paces away from it.

"Hello.." she greets it with a gentle smile. She's sorry that she cannot answer the wolf's sending.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 11, 2020, 12:04:29 PM
Moondrop looks from the stone to Wander in bafflement.

"You come out here whenever you need food? Who fills it? Do you hunt and forage? Or is this all that's left from when you were left here?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 11, 2020, 01:22:43 PM
After Wander shouts out in shock about the wolf Antaka overcome the desire to sprint forward and protect the wolf. It was her who lead him finally in, it was her Wander need to punish. But Wander calmed down nearly immediately after the sending so she relaxed instantly after. She was a little curious that Wander also finds it interesting that the wolf can send. This animal is called wolf than. Good to know.
"I asked the wolfs name, but we can't pronounce it - so he asked me to give him one. Any ideas?" Antaka asks to anyone.

Standing beside the stone Antaka just looks at it, impressed. But how did he get up here and bury it out of the sticky sand. After a storm it will be covert in that white mess, wouldn't it? It can't be the first storm that will come here tonight. But she listen to the answer to Moondrops questions while inspecting her hands. She needs to wash herself and clean the peck marks.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 11, 2020, 01:29:06 PM
"Hello!"

Wolf Sends to Laluna and let's out a strange yawning happy growl, it wags it tail happily, they are all friendly, the wolf suddenly licks antaka softly when she comes close to him... his tongue is so soft and warm!... Wander looks at Moondrop...

"I... hunt what I can, but trapping... but I cannot go far... this is what I foraged under the snow... these mushrooms are edible... but they are not pleasant, the taste is... well... bad..."

Wander picks up the pouch with the leaves...

"but this is nice to drink when added to hot water..."

then Wander looks at Antaka when she mentions naming the wolf...

"Uh... well... Stormsong?... it is stormy and wolves like to sing..."

the he looks at others, waiting for their answers...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 11, 2020, 01:55:24 PM
Moondrop doesn't answer, happy to leave the task of naming to the others.

She sniffs the pouch and finds the aroma pleasant.

She notes again Wander's pale skin and labored breathing and sniffs the mushroom dubiously, hoping they aren't the kind to hurt the stomach or the mind.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 11, 2020, 02:15:58 PM
Wander suddenly chuckles a bit, he finds Moondrop's animalistic curiosity and sniffing things apparently kind of adorable, but suddenly stops himself, looks serious...

"I am sorry... I didn't mean to offend..."

He says to Moondrop then looks at the snow sadly... He just couldn't help himself for a moment...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 11, 2020, 02:31:09 PM
Antaka gives Wander an anxious look and assumed he was in memory of his lost tribe. She changed the subject don't want to be remembered of her lost tribe.
"Do you like stormsong?", Antaka asks the wolf friendly. "sounds furious and joyfull in one, I like it." With a little fear she holds her hand to him to let him sniff and touches his head to stroke him. His ear could like a little cuddling she thinks.

"I will put the meat inside and try to wash me afterwarts. I think this white sticky sand will be become water. For it is cold I will give it a try to get rid of the bloodstains."



Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 11, 2020, 02:53:54 PM
"Stormsong good if friend think it good!"

The wolf says, and gets alert when Antaka reaches her hand, the wolf is soft, especially it's ears, far softer then a jackal! Stormsong closes it's eyes and really enjoys the ear scratch, it like it so much it leans a bit forward, almost losing it's balance!... Wander asks...

"Sand? oh! oh no my friend! it is called snow... and it will melt! also... we can warm the snow over the heat stone to get warm water for you to bathe in!... and... I'm happy to see you back safe and sound... welcome back..."

Wander looks at her for a moment focusing his eyes, he wants to see that antaka is alright after the hunt...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 11, 2020, 03:42:50 PM
"thank you, Wander. I'm safe and sound thanks to Moondrops help. If we both didn't attacked that bird at the same time I don't know what would happend. The bath sounds comfy, but cold water will better wash the blood out of my clothes and from my skin." She was talking out of experience and carry's the meat to the stone, thanks everyone who help her with friendly words and a happy laugh.

She will lay the sun stone on the snow, not to heat but to melt it and rub the stains out of her clothes. None melted snow will make the rubbing more easy because it was more like sand. Afterward she will search for the warmth inside to finally get dry.


Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 11, 2020, 03:55:22 PM

Antaka Washes the blood and grease off herself and Stormsong decides to help by licking at Antaka's hands and clothes, He seems happy and sends...

"I have friends!... Stormsong alone no more!..."

Then he starts playing with the falling snow, clearly all the tension has melted off, exposing one happy Wolf!... Wander looks at the stone that is now filled with meat!...

"We are going to need a bigger stone! such good hunters!..."

at the distance as the blizzard is already hitting the mountain, a strange phenomenon can be seen, for a moment, at a certain part of the mountain snow and wind reveal a strange heart shaped black spot on the mountain... Wander says...

"ah, yes, heart of the mountain, it is sometimes visible when winds blows the snow out of the way, it is a big cave in the mountain side..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 11, 2020, 04:34:34 PM
Moondrop follows Antaka's example and also uses the snow to clean up. She shivers, ready to head inside to eat and warm up.

At Wander's words, she looks up at the mountain to see the heart.

"Have you been there?" She asks him.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 11, 2020, 04:41:53 PM
Wander looks at the mountain...

"no, but before my tribe went to those mountains a scout was sent there and he told me it was a huge cave... it is interesting to look at, is it not? I wonder what is in there..."

Stormsong gently licks Moondrop's fingers too, his tongue is very warm and he is so careful not to bother her... Wander's cloudy eyes turn to Moondrop, he suddenly smiles...

"finally you are close enough for me to see your eyes... I wondered what color they were..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 12, 2020, 06:26:24 AM
Moondrop absently kneads her fingers through the fur between Stormsong's ears.

She stares at Wander, feeling bad about his poor eyesight and health, and here they have him climbing stairs and standing in the snow.

"We should go inside before the storm gets here."

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 12, 2020, 01:17:01 PM

Antaka wasn't wondering anymore what was inside the cave. Surely the big bad Monster that killed his tribe. Stormsong has given them the warning of that monster too. Where else should it be?

She shivers in the cold and looks at Moondrop talking through clenched teeth.
"very good idea to get inside, I'm totally frozen now and hungry."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 12, 2020, 01:32:41 PM
Laluna can't keep the smile from her lips when she sees how playful Stormsong is in the snow. For a large wolf, he seems very friendly, and he could be of great help too. After all, he probably knows the surrounding area better than anyone.

Laluna turns his gaze on Wander when she hears his words about getting a bigger stone for preserving food. Laluna doesn't like the idea of him spending more energy on magic when he's in such a bad state, but she can't really tell him no either since it's his home, his rules.

The heart-shaped cave makes Laluna curious, but she knows she won't be wandering too far from the holt with the clothes she has. Besides, she has to find a way to help Wander get better.

Remembering her task with making new clothing, she walks over to the big bird Antaka and Moondrop had caught and examines it. Maybe it has bones that could be used as needles or an awl.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 12, 2020, 01:58:44 PM
Stormsong leans his head against Moondrop's fingers when he is getting petted... they all head inside and Wander shivers slightly and his breathing stops from time to time as he draws air heavily... Laluna finds bones that can be used as needless if they are hardened by boiling water first, there are also the skull, talons and backbones that can be used for buttons and fastenings... Stormsong sadly cannot fit through the trap door to the lower room but is happy at the warmth of the room he is in... blizzard starts howling outside and increases in speed... the large stone emits warmth so that they all feel heated, still a little cold draft can be felt... Wander boils water over the stone on a small metal pot...  then sets the leaves of the pouch to soak in the water... everyone seems silent for a a time, the storm outside sounds ominous... finally Wander says...

"We don't have quite enough bedding, but let us hope it is enough for all of us to sleep comfortably..."

(YAY! Thanks for adding your art, Yavia!)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 13, 2020, 04:58:27 AM
After eating her fill of the meat, Moondrop forms a little nest for herself from some of the feathers. She doesn't want to take too many, so there is plenty for the rest of them, but just enough to provide a little cushion.

Her cloak is warm from the sun-stone and when she wraps it around herself she finds herself in a pleasant cocoon of warmth. The lingering chill from being outside slowly fades away, and she finds her eyes slowly closing.

However, as she turns to get more comfortable, something digs into her side. She thinks maybe there is a rock on the floor she didn't see before, but when she gets up to check, there's nothing there.

It takes her a minute before her hand passes over a lump in her cloak and she remembers the strange cube she found before.

She takes it out to examine in the light of the sun-stone but doesn't see anything more than she did before.

She found it outside the tower, and Wander lives here, so maybe it's his.

She approachs him. "Is this yours?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 13, 2020, 05:22:59 AM
Wander looks at what Moondrop is showing, but has to approach quite a bit to see what it is... he touches the cube with his pale fingers...

"No... it is not?... it... feels like elven magic... but the craftsmanship seems to be made by trolls..."

Wander looks puzzled as he gently caresses the eye symbols and the button...

"Some sort of troll secret... I think it is actually a key..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 13, 2020, 05:49:55 AM
Laluna takes some pieces of the bird with smaller bones, and cleans them a bit. She notices that Wander boils water on a pot on the stone. Laluna is still puzzled about how the stone can be so hot.

She walks over to Wander with the pieces of bird meat and bones in her hands.

"Do you mind if I borrow your pot? I'd like to separate these bones."

Laluna looks curiously at the strange cube Moondrop has presented to Wander. She's never seen anything like that before.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 13, 2020, 05:57:52 AM
Wander looks at Laluna and nods...

"Go ahead... my home is your home..."

Absent minded Wander suddenly brushes gently Moondrop's hair, then caches himself doing so... looks apologetic...

"sorry... did not mean to intrude..."

Laluna uses the banged up old pot to built the sinew and fat off the bone, it also makes the bone harder and stronger... and the whole room smells like tea and chicken soup because things were boiled in the pot...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 13, 2020, 06:09:01 AM
Moondrop flushes. She's been alone for so long, the touch feels strange, but nice. She gives a small smile. "It's...fine."

She looks at the cube again. Wander's words stir something in her memory. "A key?"

She remembers humans sometimes having keys. They opened boxes or buildings where they kept things they didn't want others to have. But those were strange stick-like things, not rocks like this.

She also remembers hearing the word troll in the stories the humans sometimes told around their fires. Some kind of beasts that lived near rivers and...ate goats?

"Trolls aren't real."

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 13, 2020, 09:54:40 AM
Wander smiles gently to Moondrop...

"oh, but they are... I've seen few... they live deep underground... some of them are nice, some... not so..."

Wander looks at the cube and says...

"I once saw one using a thing similar to that... the pictures are a code, the right code in right place where the cube fits... it should open something..."

Wander's cloudy eyes look at Moondrops eyes for a moment, he seems to like her eyes, maybe they remind his of something, not a person but a place... He turns away so Moondrop would not be bothered by him staring too long...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 13, 2020, 11:57:07 AM
Laluna thanks Wander and goes to get some snow for the pot. Then she watches with fascination, how the stone melts the snow until it's boiling water. She then adds in the bony pieces of bird and watches them boil. She notices that the resulting broth smells nice, and wonders if it would taste good.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 13, 2020, 01:29:00 PM
It was so peacefull and silent even dull and Antaka feels sleepiness. She looks upstairs thinking of Stormsong while the wind sings outside. She asks if some of the larger fabric is free to use as a blanket. She wants to lay on the fur she has still wrapped around her and use the blanket to keep her warm. If no one it alarming lour she will fall asleep in seconds.

And will wake a while later cause of the hard floor  :D
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 13, 2020, 02:04:11 PM
"You can have it, if you want." Moondrop tells Wander. She has no use for a key, and doesn't think she'll see any trolls.

She shakes her head when Antaka asks about the fabric. She watches Laluna work at the sun-stone and Antaka prepare her sleeping space.

She is about to go back to her own little space when something suddenly occurs to her. She found the troll key right outside. And Wander said the trolls live underground, just like they are now!

Her hand moves to her knife as she looks frantically at the stone walls.

"Are there trolls here?!"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 13, 2020, 03:02:40 PM
Alarmed by the tone in Moondrops voice Antaka jerks her head up.

"Trolls?!" She asks, looks around. "What are trolls?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 13, 2020, 10:01:42 PM
The bones Laluna boils are just ready and the water is filled with strangely tasty looking broth of bone and bird fat, Antaka is about to head upstairs with the fabric wand Wander ponders the cube when Moondrop asks about the trolls, Wander gets alarmed as well...

"... now that you mentioned it, I have been sensing some movement though the stone very near here!... it... I suppose it could be trolls!... I... really hope they are not.. the bad kind of trolls..."

everyone is silent for a moment, there might be an attack coming from underground... Wander looks at them for a moment and asks...

"should I... open the ground?... If I do I need you to be my eyes, I cannot see in the dark as well as you do..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 14, 2020, 01:03:58 AM
Laluna sniffs the broth. At least it smells delicious! She carefully removes the pot from the stone to cool it off. She lifts her gaze from the soup when Antaka asks about the fabrics.

"Sure, use any you want." she smiles. She hopes they could catch a bigger animal to get more sleeping furs, but it might be too difficult in the snow.

Laluna is so focused on picking out the bones from the broth, that she gets startled when Moondrop alarms them all.

"Trolls? Where??" she turns her head from side to side, trying to find the threat. She looks at Wander, when he tells them about his observations.

"A-Are we sure we want to look for them? What if they're many and armed?" she asks, worried. Laluna doesn't have any weapons, and they are so few... even one troll could be a threat. But somehow they need to find out who it is that has been moving around....
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 14, 2020, 03:26:24 AM
After she get's a disciption of what a troll is, Antaka hesitates. (I assume someone would tell her, for she never heard of or seen a troll)
" but they can be dangerous? Best we don' t go looking for them. But if we, you have my spear and it might be a good idea to ask Stormsong for help and make a ramp and bigger entrance to get him down here. I do disagree on searching for trolls."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 14, 2020, 03:46:29 AM
Wander looks at the floor...

"But if they are planning for a surprise attack, this would be the way to know... and maybe we could protect ourselves better or you could flee..."

Wander's is stressed so he starts coughing, then breathes heavily... trying to stay calm... Wander says...

"if something happens... promise me you will run..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 14, 2020, 05:01:14 AM
"Do you think they know we're here? Do you think they are planing to attack us? I do not run away without all of you. Maybe we can move from here to a safer place." She looks up. "Once the storm is over. But I won't leave you behind if I can manage. None of you."
She looks around for opinions to that matter. She was feeling tired and exhausted because of the harsh cold she was in and the action she has made. But that was forgotten now. She will be awake as long as it has to be to make the tribe safe. Her new tribe. She don't want to loose them so soon. She don't want to be alone anymore.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 14, 2020, 07:14:52 AM
Moondrop agrees with Laluna and Antaka. She doesn't want to fight if she doesn't have to, and there will undoubtly be more trolls than they have in their small group, and probably better armed.

There's no reason to think the trolls are looking specifically for them, just that they might randomly come across their little den here. But what Wander said still makes her nervous. She no longer feels safe and comfortable.

She asks Wander.  "Are you aware of what's happening all the time? Or do you have to be...uh...listening?" She doesn't know how his abilities work. "Could you sense if someone was trying to get through the walls, or was close?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 14, 2020, 07:38:25 AM
Wander nods then and does not open the floor, but seems exhausted now, he is too ill to be this stressed... Wander sits down, a moment keep his eyes closed and looks almost in pain, then speaks quietly, almost whispering...

"I have to be... listening... feeling... I have to be touching the stone... to feel someone touching it..."

Wander looks at them extremely tired...

"is it... is it safe... to rest?... but really... promise me that you will run if something happens... I would... only slow you down..."

He looks at Antaka and smiles... He would not hold a grudge if the left him, he is already at deaths door, to him, their life matters more than his own... suddenly the trapdoor falls down with a bang! Stormsong shoves his head through the hole in the ceiling and whines, send to them...

"Are friend alright? hear lots scare! becomes scared! friends alright?..."

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on January 14, 2020, 07:48:45 AM
Laluna looks worried when she sees how much strain all this puts on Wander.

"You need rest... I'm sure we can keep watch while you sleep."

Laluna doesn't want to put Wander's health in jeopardy, even if his abilities are very useful... She feels a pang of sorrow hit her, when she understands that Wander would willingly stay behind if they were attacked... Laluna doesn't want things to go to that.

Laluna jumps when suddenly the trapdoor falls down, but calms down when she sees Stormsong. She can't help but laugh out of relief.

"We are alright! We just think there might be enemies behind the stone walls." she says, trying to keep her voice calm.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 14, 2020, 04:21:49 PM
(Moondrop rolls a 4.)

Moondrop is sorry that she got everyone else so alarmed and caused so much distress to Wander. All the talk of danger and being with strangers in a strange place leaves her feeling very unsettled.

She decides to let them all rest and goes upstairs to check on the storm.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 14, 2020, 09:03:52 PM
Waner looks at Laluna and tries to tell her...

"I am alright..."

But his voice is weak and breathy... Moondrop goes upstairs and Stormsong excitedly welcomes her by licking her face!...

"Friend! Me is happy friend is good!..."

He sends, and bounces a little back and forth, he reaches his big paw towards Moondrop but doesn't quite dare touch her with it because he knows he is bigger, so he just clumsily slaps his paw tot the ground in front of her.

Moondrop opens the door a little bit to see outside, it is very dark and spots of white fly quickly by in the wind, but she sees something! Her eyes spot someone standing there in the distance!...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 15, 2020, 05:11:57 AM
Moondrop gasps. She can't tell if they are looking her direction or not. She worries that they might have seen the faint light from inside. She quickly steps out and closes the door behind her, pulling her cloak up over her head. She walks to the tree, hoping to get a better look.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 15, 2020, 05:37:36 AM
Moondrop sneaks closer to the tree, the wind blows her hair and furs harshly, and the snow almost hurts when it hits her face sharply. Moondrop get's to the tree but the intruder is gone! it takes her a second to notice the shadow running away in a hurry!... it must have seen her!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 15, 2020, 06:13:44 AM
Moondrop debates for a minute about what to do, she doesn't want to put herself in danger, but if she doesn't act quickly the snow will bury what she wants to see.

She walks to where she thought the intruder was and pulls the little sun-stone out of her pocket. Maybe it will provide enough light to make out some footprints.
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Post by: Berit on January 15, 2020, 06:44:05 AM
Moondrop pulls out the heatstone and sure enough, it brings dim light, but strong enough for her to see footprints in the snow... the person who ran has bigger feet than Moondrop does, but not anywhere near human sized feet... Stormsong walks next to Moondrop, his coat moving wildly in the wind, he sends...

"Intruder? in friend territory?... Stormsong not like!..."

his ears lower and Stormsong's tail stands up, His eyes stop being gentle and warm. he looks ready to attack the intruder if Moondrop asks him to...
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Post by: Jeb on January 15, 2020, 08:34:31 AM
Moondrop jumps at Stormsong's sending. She didn't realize he had snuck out with her. She looks back to make sure the door is still closed.

"You should be with the others." She scolds, sending an image of a strong pack together in her sending. She reaches up to smooth his ruff to calm him and assure that her scold is not meant harshly.

But since he's there..."Can you get a scent from these footprints? Anything you've smelt before?"

She's afraid there won't be much in this cold.
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Post by: Berit on January 17, 2020, 01:24:35 PM
Stormsong's stance lowers as he looks at her sadly when Moondrop scolds him, but seems to understand why...  Stormsong looks at the ground and starts sniffing it, sends to Moondrop...

"Elf... male... blood... meat... hunter... fox... elf male with fox carcass..."

He then looks at Moondrop with his golden orange eyes...

"Stormsong has not smelled him before..."

His ears point up and he clearly hopes he is being useful...

(Sorry for the delay in comments at my part, Czarine attacked my place and we are at the same location!)
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Post by: Maggie on January 17, 2020, 03:42:16 PM
Nightwood sees a silhouette near the entrance to the tower, she can smell the wolf and the freshly killed fox. She knows there are others inside and one out (like her) alone in the storm. Her ice blue eyes flash and she smiles faintly, pulling the hood of her cloak up over her ears.

Nightwood has been watching and waiting for some time now. "Maybe, it is time to come in from the cold" she whispers to herself.
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Post by: Jeb on January 18, 2020, 04:21:16 AM
Another elf? Moondrop is surprised to hear that at first, but if she ended up here unexpectedly, there's no reason to think others might, as well.

She looks out in the storm, wishing she could invite the mysterious fox hunter in to share their warm shelter.

Then again, maybe he has his own home around here and could say more about the mysterious danger in the mountain.

Moondrop curses the storm that keeps her from following the tracks.
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Post by: Yavia on January 18, 2020, 05:49:40 AM
(did make Stormsong an open sending? Did Laluna, Antaka and Wander down there know, that a male foxhunter was there and vanished in the shadows? If not, Antaka tries to sleep and recharge. The cold robbed her energy as she isn't use to it. Dice 3 - for the sleep)
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Post by: Berit on January 18, 2020, 06:10:39 AM
(Maggie: Welcome aboard!)

(Yavia: it was not an open sending and Laluna, Antaka and Wander are downstairs so they don't know, but you character can in situations like these just happen to to go in the place where stuff is happening, if you don't want to miss the action)

Stormsong smells the air a bit and looks around, it must have caught the scent of Nightwood, but it is unsure... soon he relaxes again and looks at Moondrop, he wags his tail a bit, but more of excitement than playfulness... he sends to Moondrop...

"We hunt fox hunter in morning?... Stormsong can track! smell steps under snow..."
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Inside Wander is already asleep and breathes softly, Antaka sleeps and has a strange dream... like it has some hidden meaning... in the dream she sees the vast fields of snow like she watches it all from above, in the mountain, but the snow is all red as blood and strange hunger drives her! she must kill she must feed! strange fear of everything dwells in her mind! Antaka is mad with pain and loneliness, but cannot stop killing and eating. for a moment, Antaka sees the world through the eyes of the horror of the mountains... the dream scares her wide awake...
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Post by: Yavia on January 18, 2020, 09:44:40 AM
(dang, what do I have to roll the dice to sleep dreamless?  :lol)

Panting Antaka watches her surroundings. What a bizarre dream! What incoherently what inconsistently... She has had fear of everything but wants to kill in a mad hunger. She don't understands what the look of the mountain was. Was she a mountain? Why? That dream was stupid like all the other nightmares she seldom have. Must be. Yes, must be a stupid dream because she ate the first time since a long time. Yeah... that's it. She robs her face to get rid of this dream. But it lingers. She don't want to wake Wander and sends to Laluna to get upstairs for a short while, to get herself sorted. Planing on bury her face in Stormsongs fur to get comfort she climes the ladder.

Upstairs she uncovers Stormsong and Moondrop standing outside and in wonder she walks to them, holds her dried coat closed with one hand, her spear in the other. What are they doing there?
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Post by: Berit on January 18, 2020, 11:08:38 AM
Stormsong notices her and immediately runs towards her sending...

"Dark friend come too! Stormsong happy!..."

He licks her face and wags his tail... but then stops, his orange eyes look at her worried, he sensed her being uneasy about something and Stormsong got worried...

"Dark friend worry?... we hunt together to make dark friend happy!..."
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Post by: Czarine on January 18, 2020, 01:40:53 PM
Laluna feels sleepless, so she decides to stay up and prepare needles of the boiled bones while others sleep. Then she starts to examine the pieces of fabric they have, and make mittens, scarves, hats and whatever she can to keep them warmer. She lifts her gaze, when Yavia sends to her that she wants to go upstairs and Laluna nods in acknowledgement.

She keeps on working with the fabrics, listening to Wander's breathing. She wonders if she could try to heal him with magic, but it's hard not knowing what the problem with him is... at least she could try to help with his damaged lung. But for now, it's better that he sleeps.

The warmth of the heatstone makes Laluna drowsy. She decides to drink some of the bone broth she made earlier, in hope of staying awake better.

(Laluna's roll:4)
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Post by: Yavia on January 18, 2020, 02:06:51 PM
(Yavia is happy for she can finally send, yeah, I'm an elf!  :love)

Antaka pets the cheek of Stormsong and leans her face in his fur. "Thank you, I've had just a bad dream. But I'm happy now by your comfort, happy seeing you and Moondrop. What are you two doing here outside? Going for a hunt in a storm? You are a funny bunch!"

Antaka will inform Laluna, if she gets knowledge of the male fox hunter.
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Post by: Jeb on January 18, 2020, 02:57:26 PM
Moondrop notices when Stormsong looks like he's caught a scent and looks around, too. Is that another figure out in the darkness?

But Stormsong's attention goes back to the fox hunter, so Moondrop figures it was just her imagination.

She smiles at Stormsong's excitement to go hunting for the mysterious stranger. She is feeling a little trapped as well and looking forward to getting out to explore this new area too.

The icy wind has seeped into the holes in her cloak, overpowering the little warmth the sun-stone can provide. She is just about to suggest to Stormsong that they head back to warm up when she see Antaka coming towards them. Moondrop's attempt at some time alone has become a gathering!

"I didn't intend a hunt," Moondrop replies to Antaka's questions. "Just wanted to clear my head."

She shares with Antaka what she and Stormsong have discovered.
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Post by: Yavia on January 18, 2020, 03:15:09 PM
Antaka sends the information to Laluna.

"We will look for the trace at sunlight, what do you think?" she was looking at both of them. Stormsong will be able to get a scent in dark night or daylight. But it would be better to be able to see something. She can't really see much. "Did you have a nightmare too? I did, I came out to clear my head because of that." she asks Moondrop in lock send. She was a kind of suspicious if the place might be the reason for bad dreams. She don't have a lot of nightmares normally. She looks up to the mountain.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 18, 2020, 04:24:52 PM
"I don't care much about sunlight," Moondrop responds. "But I'm afraid we won't get far in this snow."

"Or maybe lost." Moondrop blows on her hands to warm them and looks around, glad to find the tower still visible through the flurry.

She looks at Antaka and Stormsong. "Let's get back to the shelter."

Privately she sends to Antaka, "Will you tell me your nightmare?"
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Post by: Berit on January 18, 2020, 04:30:20 PM
Laluna tastes the broth, it is very good!... but could be better, definitely something they could eat and drink!. the marrow of the bone pieces ans the fat and meat has mixed with the water very nicely.. but it needs something to give it more taste... the broth also makes her feel more energized and happy in a odd warm way...

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Stormsong looks at the both of them, and starts following them inside, but at times he looks in the direction of the fox hunter and  sniffs the air, then sneezes loud! some snot dripping from his nose, he sends...

"Nose icky... feels stuffed..."

and happily licks all the snot off his nose and eats it... it's very dark out and they cannot see far in
the storm, not even moonlight get's past it...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 18, 2020, 04:49:03 PM
Moondrop flinches away from Stormsong's wet sneeze. "That's your fault, for following me out here." She sends in irritation.

She wonders if it's just the cold, or did the stranger leave something behind to somehow cause Stormsong's sneezing? "Won't be trracking with a nose-blind wolf," she grumbles to herself.
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Post by: Yavia on January 19, 2020, 04:38:21 AM
Antaka did not care about the wetness of the sneeze. She pulls a crumbled small piece of cloth out of her cloak to wipe it away if necessary like she does on the goats. But normally the animal can do it okay on it's own and so did Stormsong. She wonders about his sneezing. Where did it come from?

She tucked the unused cloth away and lock sends her nightmare as correct as she remembers to Moondrop. She ended with: "But I can't be a mountain, can I? Or is the mountain the horror? I seldom have dreams like this. Did you have had a nightmare too? Does it have something to do with this place as well?"
She randomly touches the necklace she picked up from the tree and looks at it. Is this cursed?
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Post by: Berit on January 19, 2020, 06:56:17 AM
Stormsong looks at them sadly when he is being scolded by Moondrop, he send to them...

"No Stormsong fault! funny smell make nose itchy..."

they cannot smell it, but apparently Stormsong smelled something that made his nose useless for a while, Moondrop's suspicion seems to be true, the fox hunter is at fault, he knew they could track him... as antaka sends the horrid visions to Moondrop, she too sees the crimson snow and feels the gut wrenching madness and hunger, and the sorrow of loneliness...
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Post by: Jeb on January 19, 2020, 07:05:00 AM
Moondrop pulls her cloak tighter, as if to protect herself from the frightening vision.

"No, no nightmares. But I haven't slept since I found myself here." She's not sure if she's more scared to sleep now, or curious to find out what happens when she does.

"Dreams are strange. You're probably just thinking about Wander's story." She tells Antaka to reassure her.
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Post by: Yavia on January 19, 2020, 08:29:09 AM
"Yeah, that might be right." Antaka sends. But in her head she was thinking, that the dream feels like it have some meaning. It feels different than a pure nightmare because of a heard story.

If there is something that blocks Stormsongs nose, the foxhunter is a clever one. He knows ways for not to be found. At least not in a storm. Antaka is not sure, if he might be a threat or just a shy hunter who wants to be alone.
She asks the two of them if it's a good idea to go looking for him, if he does something for not to be found. "It could be a loner. Or someone out of Wanders tribe who survived the attacks and don't want to be in a group again. Not the best guesses I assume." She gave it a little laugh.
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Post by: Berit on January 19, 2020, 08:46:33 AM
Stormsong looks at them and sends...

"dark friend might be right, it might be sick ones family..."

The could wind suddenly blows very sharply and so sharp that Moondrop, being the smallest of them has to take a side step so she wouldn't fall over... Antaka also feels it, the cold is so intense it almost burns the flesh of her ears, the feeling is new to her, who would have known cold can feel like burning at times?...
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Post by: Czarine on January 19, 2020, 10:09:50 AM
Laluna saves some of the broth for others. She decides that she'll make some more broth from the bird's bones later. She's wishes she had herbs to spice the broth a bit. Laluna decides to ask if Wander has any spices when he wakes up.

She's surprised to learn from Antaka's sending what Moondrop and Stormsong have found out. Another elf in the storm? How can he survive in that weather? Judging from his will to avoid the elves at the tower, he might be a local who's suspicious of the newcomers. She wonders if Wander might know this mysterious fox hunter.

Laluna decides to hasten her work with the new clothes, in case the others will go out to look for the stranger when the morning comes.
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Post by: Jeb on January 19, 2020, 04:54:54 PM
Moondrop uses her arm to shield her face from the harsh wind. She is beginning to worry. The walk back seems to be taking much longer than the walk out. Have they gotten lost?

Eyes tearing from the cold, she looks around.
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Post by: Berit on January 19, 2020, 09:36:44 PM
Laluna makes clothes faster, some of the fabrics are a bit weird for her to use but they seem to work fine, most trouble she has is with the slippery and silky things for they are far different to work than i the middle of her sowing she manages to prick her finger on the needle a few times...

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It is so dark and the wind and snow makes it hard to see in the worsening blizzard, they happen by the dead tree so they are close to the tower. already snow and frost has started to gather on their clothes and their limbs are getting numb and heavy... but faintly the warm glow of light from the cracks of the tower lead them on... Stormsong starts to walk between them and the wind to shield them from it...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 20, 2020, 07:28:53 PM
Moondrop is grateful to get out of the storm into the relative warmth of the first room of the tower. She can smell something cooking below and thinks about warming up by the big sun-stone, but feels sad that Stormsong won't be able to go downstairs. After he shielded them from the worst of the wind, she wants to help him warm up from the cold, too.

After she brushes the snow off herself, she offers to help Stormsong remove the snow from his coat. She thinks she could use her little sun-stone to help dry and warm his fur to chase away the chill.
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Post by: Berit on January 21, 2020, 07:59:45 AM
Stormsong gently and warmly licks Moondrop's chin. He lays down near the hot little stone, and looks at it clearly wondering what it is, the stone is small but slowly brings more heat to the room... the snow on the floor starts to melt into little puddles and Stormsong likes water from one... he looks like he is fine even after returning from weather like that... he clearly has lived here all his life... the wind has blown few wild hair strands out of his fur so he looks more messy now... Stormsong sends to Moondrop...

"Stormsong good, friend could, friend go where warm..."
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Post by: Yavia on January 21, 2020, 08:03:13 AM
Shivering uncontrolled, with blue Lips , Antaka stands near both of them to get a little of there body warmth. After she was warm enough to remove her Arms from around herself to climb down the ladder in the warmer room she leaves her stone also for Stormsong and climbs down.
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Post by: Berit on January 21, 2020, 08:45:27 AM

"Two little suns! Stormsong happy!..."

Stormsong sends to them and wags his tail! underground Antaka feels the heat so much better! it flows over her in welcoming matter, the smell of Laluna's broth is in the air and Wander seems to be waking up...
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Post by: Jeb on January 21, 2020, 04:51:37 PM
Moondrop hesitates before going down. She hadn't intended to leave her little sun-stone - it's such a useful thing! - but Stormsong is so happy and she can't leave him to the cold when the rest of them have a nice warm den to go to.

Reluctantly, she follows Antaka down and almost immediately gets absorbed in watching what Laluna is doing.
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Post by: Czarine on January 22, 2020, 08:49:10 AM
Laluna sucks her finger for a moment, before continuing on sewing. She's pricked her finger on the needle a few times already, for the slippery fabric is weird to work on. But she keeps on sewing, trying to make winter-suitable clothes that could fit elves of different sizes and shapes. She adds some of the bird's feathers inside the linings of the boots she makes, in hope of making them warmer.

She looks up when Antaka and Moondrop come in. Since they're alone, she assumes that they didn't find the fox hunter.

"Take some broth. It should help you warm up." she suggests with a quiet voice because she doesn't want to disturb Wander's sleep.

"I made some clothes that should keep you a little bit warmer outside. Pick what you want, I'm going to make more later." she points at a pile of clothing she's sewn. They don't differ much since they don't have that many materials, but at least they seem warm.

Since Moondrop and Antaka are the ones doing the hunting and scouting, they need to get better clothing first. Laluna thinks she'll have time to make some for herself and Wander the next day.

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Post by: Yavia on January 22, 2020, 01:49:47 PM
"Oh, they look so beautiful, Laluna! You're very talented! I like to have something for my legs, maybe the chausses and something for my body. That parts are cold the most and need protection. And I like to ask for all the non taken ones, but you all choose first." Antaka said in a hushed exited voice, looks at Wander who seem to wake up anyway. A little quieter she mumbles more to herself. "Because I am cold. Not to meantion the arms, fingers and head, and ears and Nose and teeth, by the high ones! My teeth are cold .... The only thing that is warm are my feet." She looks at the hooded cowl. "This is so cool. I had have one, but lost it after the storm. It was not as nice as this one. How did you do it so perfect? You have done so well."
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Post by: Berit on January 22, 2020, 02:19:55 PM
Wander twitches and is alarmed awake as if he too had a nightmare... slowly he rubs his pale face... then looks at all of them as if he had thought meeting them was just a dream and now he is puzzled for a moment that they are real... He looks at the things Laluna has made...

"By High-ones! you have made lots of things!..."

Wander's deep voice speaks out... He smiles, the material truly was useful to all of them... He looks at Antaka and Moondrop as well, and notices their clothing is wet...

"You were out in a storm? why?..."
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Post by: Jeb on January 23, 2020, 07:34:58 AM
Moondrop examines with interest the things Laluna has created, trying on a few to see how they work, but ultimately decides there is nothing she needs so leaves them all for the others who aren't as prepared for the cold.

In answer to Wander's question she sends a recounting of the events of the night and asks Wander if he knows of the elusive fox hunter and whether he might be another survivor of Wander's tribe.
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Post by: Berit on January 23, 2020, 08:19:00 AM
Wander seems surprised when Moondrop mention's the fox hunter...

"I am afraid I do not know of him... a pity he decided to run away from you, there is enough room for a s all and I can create more room if it is needed..."

Wander sits more upwards and suddenly reaches his hand for Moondrop and smiles warmly...

"come near, I want to see your eyes again... they remind me of the greens of my home forest..."
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Post by: Jeb on January 23, 2020, 09:47:42 AM
Moondrop does as Wander asks. She is curious to learn more about how he ended up here.

"You came from the forest?" He must not have woken up here as she did.
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Post by: Berit on January 23, 2020, 12:56:57 PM
Wander gently touches Moondrop's cheek with his pale hands, he admires her green eyes and they seem to bring him comfort...

"Yes... I come from a wonderful lush forest, filled with green as far as the eye can see... it was on top of a mountain..."

Wander smiles but his smile fades and he lowers his hand from Moondrop's cheek...

"but then... out chief... she went mad... she... forced us to leave our paradise... in a mad attempt to find the place of the high ones... we never found it... and now... I'm the only one left..."

Wander closes his eyes for a moment... then he looks at moondrop, it is clear that he so wishes he could call them his tribe... but he fears that in the end they will shun him as well...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 23, 2020, 04:51:18 PM
Moondrop places a hand on Wander's shoulder. "Maybe we can return to the forest. Once the death-sleep is over." She's not sure of anything here, but assumes the new green will come, melting the snow and bringing back the warmth.

She looks at Laluna and lock-sends. "You know some healing? Is there anything to help him?"

She suddenly thinks of the lake she saw before. She continues the private sending. "The humans had a root they would use to help breathing. It grew in marshy areas. Do you know of it?"

In the morning she can go to the lake to find the root, and look for signs of the fox hunter on the way.
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Post by: Berit on January 23, 2020, 05:33:15 PM
"It would be wonderful... to go back to the forest... I am happy... your eyes brought a piece of it back to me..."

Wander says, Moondrop feels his shoulder under the fur, it is clear he once was physically stronger, some of his muscle is still there, but they have no strength to them as his illness is slowly eating it away...
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Post by: Czarine on January 24, 2020, 03:27:12 PM
Laluna chuckles at Antaka, who clearly isn't used to the colder climate.

"Choose whichever you want! I will make duplicates, so everyone will have their own set. Unfortunately, there aren't many colors to choose from, but at least they should keep us warm. I tried to make them so that they'd fit most of us."

Laluna continues making more clothes and listens with curiosity as Moondrop talks with Wander. She's sad to hear that his tribe has vanished, probably for good...

Laluna turns her eyes at Moondrop, when she lock-sends. She answers by voice since she can't send back.

"I could try something, yes." she nods. If there's an injury in Wander's other lung, she might be able to heal it.

"I do not know of such a root, but if you find some, I'd be happy to try it out. Keep an eye out for cattails and willows, too."

Laluna thinks she needs to get out soon too to gather herbs. It might be difficult during winter... but there's always something.

She decides to make two sacks out of spare fabric, in case they need to gather a lot of stuff.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 25, 2020, 07:22:41 AM
Moondrop is surprised when Laluna answers aloud. She is about to ask the blue-haired elf about it, but Laluna goes back to her work, so Moondrop turns away.

The feel of Wander's wasting bothers Moondrop. Is that what will happen to them all if they stay here?

Moondrop lies down for some rest, more determined than ever to leave as soon as the storm calms.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on January 25, 2020, 01:17:19 PM
"I do like the colors. The more the better" Antaka said with a big smile. She fumbles on her Perls in her hair to show the different colors and hesitates a moment. She bents do Laluna. "Your eyes have a stunning color! Never seen that before!" she rumage inside her Coat pocket and gets out some Perls. She chooses three purple ones and gives it to Laluna. "Want to gift you that, as kind of thank and they do fit your eyes in color. Maybe you like to take them as buttons for your clothes?"
The Perls are made off purple glass. (But not so high quality, as they don't have a melting furnace invented jet xD)

Very happy Antaka took on a long tunic and wraps her uncovered arms. The chausses (Chaps? Chaparajos?) are perfect to cover her uncovered legs and fits over her shorts. She wraps some spare Wrappings around her legs to close the spare gab so no Sand can come in. No, it's called snow, she corrects herself unspoken. Closed Mitts for her fingers and a hood for her head are perfect too. All her bushy hair will warm her under the fabric. Maybe this one Wrapping can be used as scarf. She shuffles herself in a comfy sitting position. "Much better!" she mumbled. And laughed at Lalunas smile.


Anaka looks at Wander. "This forest thing... is it far away? How long did it take you to come here? I like the idea to go back there. Back to where you came from. We can carry you, maybe Stormsong can carry you? What is a forest, some kind of oasis? Like with much more trees?" she spoke and looks around. Moondrop seems to do the right thing. "I should sleep too. Sorry for keeping you all up. I'm kind of chatty like a colorfull bird, my father always said."
She didn't see him or anyone of her tribe since she got separated. Is he okay? She turns away to make her resting place anew and to hide her sadness, that struck her suddenly like a bolt.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 25, 2020, 03:44:26 PM
(YAY! cool Picture YAVIA!)

Wander is surpised by Antaka's question, but starts to smile very warmly, he is moved that they care about his forest... Wander tells them...

"it is far... we had to walk for many nights and many days... but... I suppose it wouldn't be impossible to go back... not for you... but I... know I will perish on such a long journey... but if you want to go, I won't stop you... yes, there are many trees, so tall they dwarf the biggest of bears... lots of flowers and plants, the fragrance is always fresh... beautiful lakes too... and the berries, oh! how I miss those! the make your head spin but leave you very happy..."

Wander sighs, thinkind of the berries... and suddenly pats Antaka's head too...

"their juice is almost as red as your curls, my good friend..."

then he twitches, again he touched someone, it seems he cannot quite help himself about that matter. they all set to sleep and Wander seems to drift to sleep happy, his memories of the forest give him comfort...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on January 26, 2020, 05:58:45 PM
(Moondrop rolls a 2.)

Moondrop gathers a pile of feathers to lie down on, wrapped in her cloak. Wander and Antaka's chatter lulls her as she starts to drift to sleep.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on January 26, 2020, 06:32:10 PM
(Moondrop's dice results)

Moondrop goes to sleep, but everything feels wrong, the floor has a bump where she tries to lie, then there is some scratchy part in the bedding, Just when Moondrop is about to fall asleep  her nose itches, then after everything she cannot relax anymore, she if far too annoyed by every little thing... but she finds out something... she suddenly smells ferns and grass! there is a tiny crack on the floor, the scent seeps from there... scents of summer nature...
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Post by: Czarine on January 27, 2020, 02:40:01 AM
(Yes, they're chausses. A medieval garment! Similar to chaps, but made from fabric and tight-fitting.)

Laluna looks at Antaka surprised when she mentions her eyes and gives her three beautiful pearls.

"Oh! They're beautiful! Thank you!" she smiles warmly and accepts them with glee. She examines them closely, wondering how they've been made.

"These will make a lovely decoration." she says, and puts them carefully on a spot where she'll find them easily.

When she sees Antaka with a layer upon a layer of protection for the weather, she can't but laugh.

"If that doesn't keep you warm outside, nothing will!" she chuckles. Laluna seems glad that her clothes are of use.

All the work with the fabrics has made Laluna's eyes tired. She decides to find herself a spot to sleep on and fills a sack with some of the feathers to make a softer sleeping mat. She curls there, hoping to wake up well-rested.

(Laluna's roll: 4)

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Post by: Berit on January 27, 2020, 04:54:52 AM
(Laluna's dice roll results!)

Laluna falls asleep well enough but her dream is twisted into a nightmare... She sees evil bubbling in the mountain, something boiling and that is rotten and evil, human hands worshiping it as it was a god. it accepts their sacrifices with a twisted glee, eating and ripping up sacrificial flesh but never satisfied... the evil grows and like roots of a tree it spreads farther underground, Laluna sees the roots slowly make their way to their tower, touching it... Laluna bolts awake, feeling strange horror for a moment, it fades but the memories of the nightmare persist...
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Post by: Jeb on January 27, 2020, 08:03:45 PM
Moondrop takes out her knife and starts chipping and scratching at the crack in the floor, hoping to find the source of the smell.
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Post by: Berit on January 28, 2020, 12:05:51 AM
As Moondrop makes the crack in the floor wider, the scent of the forest gets stronger, there is a clear mossy scent too, as Moondrop finally chips a bigger piece off, she can see green and light... but then something moves on the other size of the hole! there IS something under the floor!...
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Post by: Berit on January 28, 2020, 09:31:29 AM
(Just an Heads up! I have to take a break for a couple of days as I go into a different town and I go through some test in a hospital so the doctors can find a best way to do a surgery... nothing life threatening, don't worry! I'll be back someday during the weekend)
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Post by: Berit on February 01, 2020, 10:29:23 AM
(I'm back! let the game continue!)
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Post by: Czarine on February 01, 2020, 03:25:03 PM

Laluna sleeps restlessly and wakes up with a gasp. She sits up and looks around startled, but calms a bit when she sees that there aren't any malicious roots there to strangle them.

She rubs her face, tired. She hasn't had much sleep since she arrived at the tower, but the terrifying images of the mountain and the evil there keep lingering in Laluna's mind.

She turns her head when she hears a scratching sound, afraid of seeing the roots crawl in their den. She squints when she sees that the sound is coming from Moondrop.

"What are you doing?" she asks half frustrated from lack of sleep, half curious. She knows the nightmare isn't Moondrop's fault, but the sound gets on her nerves after such horrid visions.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on February 01, 2020, 04:10:01 PM
"Quiet!" Moondrop snaps in sending. She hastily covers the crack with her body while trying to push the debris from her digging back into the crack.

Her send to Wander is half question, half accusation. "What is below us?!"
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Post by: Berit on February 01, 2020, 04:25:48 PM
Wander Gets scared awake by Moondrop's sending, he sends back...

"what... what do you mean?... I sometimes feel something move... I'm not sure if there are animals or something else... I also sense roots... but... nothing more... why do you ask?..."

Wander looks at Laluna and Moondrop with a puzzled look...
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Post by: Jeb on February 02, 2020, 12:28:11 PM
"Roots?!" Moondrop sends back at Wander angrily.

She turns and sends to Laluna, "There is something moving beneath us." She gestures to the crack she's covering. "There's a forest, and light, and something down there!"

She stands and glares at Wander. "Either you are not as good at listening like you said, or you are lying to us."

She takes a step toward the exit, no longer trusting the warmth of this shelter. Maybe the talk of monsters and nightmares has her too unsettled, but right now she would rather take her chances with the weather than be trapped here, waiting for whatever's under the floor to reveal itself. She pauses, waiting on Wander's reply.
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Post by: Czarine on February 02, 2020, 01:19:40 PM
Laluna is alerted by Moondrop's hasty sending. She rubs the sleep off her eyes and quietly goes over where Moondrop was scratching the floor.

"Roots?!" she gasps when she hears the words.

"I don't like this. I-- I just had a nightmare about something evil living in the mountain. It was headed here, crawling like... roots." she whispers in a quiet and alarmed voice, recounting the events of her dream.

Laluna feels worried when she sees Moondrop's trust in Wander falter. Laluna doesn't like the idea that there's something below, especially after such a dream, but she can't believe that Wander would be willing to harm them in any way.

"Wander isn't in good health... it's not strange that something like this would go unnoticed by him in his state." she whispers in his defense, trying to find reason in the situation.

"At any rate, I fear we must find out what it is that's below us... before it finds us."
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Post by: Berit on February 02, 2020, 04:30:48 PM
Wander seems surprised by Moondrop's accusing sending and sends back...

"I... I honestly don't know what you want me to say... yes... roots... is that a... bad thing? roots are everywhere underground, no matter where we are... I do not understand this anger aimed at me... if.. if I have failed you somehow... I'm sorry..."

Wander seems saddened...

"... I... am sorry I am of no use to anyone... I never... meant no harm..."

after his sending he falls quiet... and slowly wraps himself better in his clothes... Wander whispers...

"Maybe... it was best that you all just left... after the storm... you... have better chances among yourselves... than with one like me... slowing you down..."

He tries to hide it by pretending he is tiredly rubbing his face, but it is clear that he silently cries... as he feels his pretending failing, Wander turns sideways and hides himself in his clothes, it is obvious he is emotionally sensitive... it takes a moment for him to come to... Wander catches his breath and says more angrily...

"... Go... all of you.... I rather be the one who abandons others than the other way around this time... you may sleep upstairs... but after that... GO!.. leave me rot in peace!!.."

His words hissed at the end...
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Post by: Jeb on February 03, 2020, 06:41:44 PM
Moondrop gets even more agitated when she hears about Laluna's nightmare. Is there some connection between the roots Wander senses and the evil roots of the dream?

She begins to calm down listening to Laluna, her mind turning between the danger of the storm and the danger that might be below.

However, all calm leaves her as Wander speaks, her patience with the situation quickly running out. "Oh, I can sleep upstairs? Then I have to go?" She stares Wander in the eye. "And what if I don't? What will you do?"
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Post by: Berit on February 03, 2020, 07:11:26 PM
Wander stares and Moondrop coldly...

"Well you made it VERY clear you never wanted to be here! So go! find whatever hole you would prefer more!!..."

It is clear that Wander could physically not do anything to Moondrop, but with his powers, maybe... but then again, it is very clear that he would not do anything to them even if they lingered at his tower, he does not have the will to hurt anyone... Wander looks at Moondrop very angrily, but slowly his anger fades, he looks sad... he almost whispers his words...

"I'm... I'm sorry... I... I got too heated up... I... I... ... please... stay... I do not want you to go..."

He sadly looks Moondrop in the eyes, and is getting misty eyed again...

"I'm sorry... I just... heard too many times... of how useless I was... from my tribe..... I should not have taken it out on you... ... will you... forgive me?..."
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Post by: Czarine on February 04, 2020, 02:04:57 AM
Laluna is utterly surprised by Wander's sudden outburst. She wonders if he has been alone for too long since his emotions overflow so easily. She herself feels agitated for the heated discussion but tries to stay calm.

"Friends, we're all tired, and I'm scared of what might be below us... Let's try to get along, at least until we can be sure there's no threat below." she speaks, trying to calm them both and herself. She's relieved to see that even if Wander's temper flames quickly, he seems to calm down pretty quickly too.

Laluna glances at Moondrop, waiting to see if she'll accept Wander's apology. Laluna fears Moondrop's trust in Wander has suffered because of the argument.
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Post by: Jeb on February 04, 2020, 03:14:26 PM
Moondrop nods, both in answer to Wander's question and Laluna's calming words.

She paces a few steps, arms wrapped tight around herself. "I'm sorry. It's just so strange here."

She halts near the crack in the floor. "So, what should we do?"
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Post by: Berit on February 05, 2020, 07:15:23 AM
Wander looks at the crack in the floor and asks...

"So you saw something there?... I still wonder if we should open the floor a tiny bit... or... if it would be a terrible mistake to do so..."

Wander seems a bit exhausted again after his outburst but is too alarmed by everything to sleep, suddenly Stormsong peeks from the trapdoor and sends to them...

"friends! something move outside! it climb on top of place! Stormsong very alarmed!..."

Wander looks at them, worried by the fact that there might be danger below them and above them at the same time...
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Post by: Jeb on February 05, 2020, 03:47:29 PM
Finding the idea of a threat out in the open much easier to deal with than one buried in the ground, Moondrop bounds up the stairs to see who is there.
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Post by: Yavia on February 05, 2020, 05:17:01 PM
Waken from the whispering words from Laluna  Antaka gets up. Puzzled from the following outburst, she stays quiet and puts her clothes back on. If they need to flee or are not welcome anymore she would like to be ready. After Stormsongs warning she is undecided. Should she follow Moondrop outside to meet or kill the male foxhunter, or will she stay to protect Wander and Laluna, if anything evil will come through the floor.
Is Wander to be trusted? What was that hissing sound he made in anger? Was that hissing also in her dream as she was killing and eating in a hunger? She can't remember. If there is a forest under them, Wander must have sensed that, didn't he? That can't be missed! It's the second time he wants to open the floor. He seemed eager to get his end! If not roots are there, Trolls will be.
She was scared that Laluna would be in danger, for now it seemed unsure if Wander is evil or not. She stays, alarmed, taking a closer look at the crack from where she stands.

Something in her dream came back in her head, it was the bloody snow. The snow would not be bloody if they get killed down here below. She lock sends to Laluna.
"I dreamed of bloody snow and I'm scared Moondrop could be hurt outside. I need your help as a healer."
It was leaving the maybe untrustworthy Wander behind and survive as a pack. She don't want to lose anyone to the monster, but as Wander said now and before, leave me behind if you have to flee.
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Post by: Berit on February 05, 2020, 10:25:13 PM
Moondrop runs upstairs and Stormsong looks at the ceiling, he is sure something is on top of the tower, he is alarmed and ready... blizzard still howls outside...

----

Antaka sees dim light and green color from the crack in the floor and her desert surviving nose also smells fresh water emanating from it... there truly is something down there, something that feels of life, like an oasis... But fearing for a pack mate, Antaka also rushes to the room above and Stormsong looks at her...

"We pack! we strong together! We look what outside! Stormsong not like outsider in out territory!..."
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Post by: Czarine on February 06, 2020, 12:21:17 AM
Laluna jumps when Stormsong peeks so suddenly down from the hatch again! She's puzzled to hear that there might be a threat on top of them this time!

She hesitates to follow Moondrop, but her attention turns to Antaka's lock sending. She looks worried when she hears that Antaka too has had a strange dream. Laluna tries to keep herself calm.

"I will be ready." she reassures Antaka with a nod and follows her upstairs.
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Post by: Yavia on February 06, 2020, 05:58:40 AM
Antaka feels good in having Laluna by her side to get to Moondrop. On one side she might be just out of harms way. Or get right into it while fighting? On the other side Antaka is used in thinking as a group, a pack. And for the both of them they are not from here and she isn't also. The three of them must stick together. Wander might have been down there for a very long time. He might be the monster - but the two female elves are not. Stormsong can be the monster too, but she doubt it. For he can kill them in no time and haven't done so far. He don't feel vicious to her.
She shakes her head violently to get the thoughts out of her mind. No one was a monster here. And if, she was, because in her dream was no root and she was eating and killing like mad, seeing from above - like the monster in the heartshaped cave.

(For any kind of fight outside: dice 5 -man, this Random.org dice roller really likes me  ;D)
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Post by: Jeb on February 06, 2020, 03:41:58 PM
Moondrop slows only long enough to pick her little sun-stone up off the floor and stow it in her cloak, then runs out to where she saw the ladder to the roof before.
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Post by: Berit on February 06, 2020, 09:17:30 PM
They arrive outside in the wind and snow that feels like it cuts their flesh in its sharpness, wind howls everywhere around them and it's so hard to see... they arrive at the ladder outside that takes them to the top of the tower, but before they get to climb Stormsong's mighty howl alarms them and he stares on top of the tower, there is someone standing there, looking at them, a rather thin and tall person... he shouts to them with a male voice...

"Oh! it seems I alarmed your great beast! It was not my intention!..."

The person jumps down the tower near them, he is clearly taller than them... he is covered in furs and clothes...

"I apologize! I meant no to bother your night! I am Toad... sir Toad to some..."

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Post by: Jeb on February 08, 2020, 04:07:36 PM
Moondrop freezes in shock. Here they are, stuck in a frozen wasteland in the middle of raging blizzard, and new faces keep popping out of nowhere!

Her stunned mind finally starts working. "How did you get here?!"
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Post by: Berit on February 08, 2020, 08:48:28 PM
With the most flamboyant bow Toad tells them.

"well, dear Swift. I was keeping an eye on a human settlement at the root of the mountain, they are a peculiar bunch, worshiping the mountain itself by sacrificing animals and their own folk to it, t'was bizarre..."

Suddenly a strange raging grunting echoes In the blizzard! Toad says.

"Oh dung! It seems it followed me here! Ladies, if you do not wish to fight, head back inside in a hasty manner!.."
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Post by: Yavia on February 09, 2020, 04:42:10 AM
At least someone who is dressed properly for this environment, Antaka thinks. In an impulse she dislikes his habits. Have she had name him Toad or Sir? What's a sir? A nickname?
"If you were watching a human settlement by the mountain, why have you come here - being followed by It like a bleating goat? Or a ribbiting Toad? Can you handle It by yourself or could you use some backup?"
Antaka thinks he was talking about the monster but wasn't sure what it means. Also she was not so sure to get back inside. She might be trapped in there. But she will do, as the other two decide. This all was to much danger popping out of nowhere suddenly. Wander might have roots or Trolls underneath him, this Sir Toad might be the leader of a tribe that is coming for them. Or he lured the monster or the humans this way to let them do the dirty work and get rid of her and her friends. Is he the foxhunter? So he have known someone is here. Antaka sends to Stormsong if he can identify the smell.
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Post by: Berit on February 09, 2020, 05:55:24 AM
Toad looks at Antaka and tells her, while pulling his sword to ready himself for the coming battle...

"I noticed elven tracks in the snow, so my good Rose Thrush, I was not the only elf around! and for that, I am glad..."

He turns to look into the direction where they heard the grunting, steps in the snow can be heard, IT is something with four legs!... Stormsong receives Antaka's sending and sends back only to Antaka...

"He not Foxhunter, he smell funny, like a flower and... like metal! but not like a hunter or a fox!..."
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Post by: Yavia on February 09, 2020, 07:25:35 AM
"prepair for incoming", Antaka says to brace herself and grasps her spear tight. She can't wipe away the smile of anger and amusement about Toads words. "Rose thrush?" Whats that?
He is not the Foxhunter, she wasn't sure if that's good or bad. Then another elf must be around. So many elves, will she meet as many as there are in her tribe finally? Much more to go, but hey, getting there...
But here it comes. She wants to see the monster till she heard of it. Not to fight it, not really, but here she have it, and - she might be a monster too. If it is killed, maybe she will be the next monster, killing and eating. Or the dreams will just fade away. Or - whatever - it's battletime!
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Post by: Jeb on February 09, 2020, 09:08:55 AM
Moondrop isn't sure how to make sense of the appearance of this...Toad, and the funny way he talks.  But the grunting and footsteps in the snow make sense right away. She does the first thing that comes to her and begins climbing the ladder. She can at least get to high ground. If only she had a bow and arrows, or at least a spear to keep whatever it is at a distance.

(Moondrop rolls a 2!)
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Post by: Berit on February 09, 2020, 01:39:58 PM
Soon they all spot a huge mound of fur and anger! something that has leathery wings as forearms! the thing let's out a blood thirsty scream as its amber eyes lock on them! the madness! the madness in it's eyes is the same as Antaka and Laluna felt in their nightmare! this IS one of the roots of evil trying to get to them!... Moondop manages to climb to the top of the tower and take aim! the beast looks at them and decides who it will attack first!...

(Choosing roll, Beast rolls 5! it attacks Antaka! and it rolls 3 to attack! but antakas previous roll of 5 is bigger, so beast fails to to damage)

Drool flies through the air as the beast Lunges with its long neck towards Antaka! but Antaka was so prepared that she manages to slice open the beasts cheek with her spear! the beast screams in pain!...

(Sir Toad rolls 4, also bigger than the beasts roll)

Toad rushes his blade into the beasts exposed neck but fails to slice open an artery! but makes a deep cut!...

(Stormsong rolls 3, same as the beast, failing to overcome the beasts though skin)

Stormsong sinks its teeth to the Beasts skin! but only manages to hold on! doing no injury to the beast!...

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Post by: Yavia on February 09, 2020, 03:16:37 PM
Antaka tries to stab into the neck of the beast, cuts the artery, the windpipe, something life-threatening. She aims for it, rush forward and...

(dice 6 - do I have to take a picture? I really diced a 6! Man, this random.org must come with me in the casino.
For dramatic effects, Antaka can fall down afterwards, cause the ground is slippery or lose her spear in the wound. Totally okay for me. Don't let me kill this beast alone! I'm sure this boss had 16 000 HP)
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Post by: Jeb on February 09, 2020, 03:57:16 PM
Moondrop tries to help by throwing her knife.
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Post by: Czarine on February 10, 2020, 06:59:31 AM
Laluna is perplexed about the strange elf who talks in a weird way. She isn't sure if Sir is his real name, or is it Toad... She decides to settle for Toad, because the former sounds so strange to her.

Laluna is worried when she hears that Toad has seen humans near the mountain, doing the very same things that Laluna saw in her dream. She's about to ask him about it, when suddenly they hear grunting sounds approaching. Laluna's face turns all white when she sees the monster. The feeling it makes is exactly like in her dream!

When the others prepare to fight, Laluna hesitates, but remembers her promise to Antaka to stay close, in case her healer's skills are needed. She decides to run near the tree, in hope of finding an old branch she could use as an improvised weapon to attack the beast.

(Laluna's roll: 2)
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Post by: Berit on February 10, 2020, 07:34:07 AM
(Antaka's roll is bigger than the beasts two! Antaka causes massive damage!)

Antaka's weapon sinks deep in the flesh of the beast and suddenly it hits bone! the beast has bone in places where there normally is none! Antaka jumps backwards and has managed to make a wound that bleeds heavily! the beast falls down for a moment and trashes around wildly! blood coloring the white snow red...

Moondrop throws her dagger and hits the monster in it's leg...

Laluna finds a sturdy looking branch it is a little short but should make a good weapon...

(sir toad rolls 3, one bigger than the beast)

Toad tries to slash the beasts wrist but fails, but manages to give a wound to the beasts fore paw!...

(DAMMIT STORMSONG! stop sucking in dice throws! he threw 1 so automatically he fails!)

Stormsong tries to grab the monster but gets whacked by the monsters flailing limb! with a loud yelp Stormsong in knocked into the air and lands in the snow, blood pours from his nose!...

(You don't need to post screenshot! I'll only start getting suspicious if there is only big success and no fails, so basically one can cheat, but one basically spoils their own fun while doing so!)
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Post by: Czarine on February 10, 2020, 07:39:48 AM
Laluna grabs the branch, even if it is a bit short. She knows it's not good to go too near the beast, but she has no choice.

She starts running toward the beast, when she sees Stormsong getting badly hit. Laluna sees that the others have damaged the beast already greatly, so she takes a risk and runs to see how badly Stormsong is hurt, kneeling beside him.

She tries her best to keep an eye on the beast while examining Stormsong.

(Laluna's roll: 5)
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Post by: Jeb on February 10, 2020, 11:29:08 AM
Now weaponless, Moondrop climbs back down the ladder and tries her best not to get killed while retrieving her knife.

Roll = 2
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Post by: Berit on February 12, 2020, 06:28:45 AM
(Laluna's throw is very high so she succeeds well!)

Stormsong pants heavily and his nose bleeds, He sends to Laluna...

"Stormsong sorry, Stormsong not know how to fight as part of the team yet! you forgive Stormsong?..."

Laluna is able to stop the bleeding, it luckily only needed some snow put in the nostril for a few minutes to stop. Stormsong's ears shoot up and he sends...

"You have magic?? friend is magic!..."

(Moondrop suffers the curse of two! so nothing special happens at the task of retrieving her blade)

Moondrop grabs his blade after searching it for a while from the snow, suddenly Toad yells...

(sir Toad throws 6! he uses his throw to aid a comrade! Moondrop automatically gains the item without the risk of dropping it)

"My good Swift! use this as well with your deadly arms!..."

He throws his sheathed dagger to her to use as an extra weapon, as he still has his sword...

(The Beast rolls 4! roll 4 or more or the beast hits!)

The beast roars and finally gets up! it is ready to strike again! but he is bleeding very heavily! it cannot take much longer till it dies!...


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Post by: Czarine on February 12, 2020, 07:24:54 AM
"Don't worry! Friends help each other." she comforts Stormsong while she heals him. Healing an animal is always a bit different, but she manages to help him nonetheless. She's surprised when Stormsong seems surprised about Laluna's abilities. She smiles.

"Handy in a battle!"

She turns her attention to the beast when it roars and is ready to strike! Laluna takes the branch in her hands, ready to defend herself and Stormsong!

(Laluna's roll: 1. Of course! :'D)
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Post by: Jeb on February 12, 2020, 04:35:32 PM
With her knife back in hand and Sir Toad's dagger, Moondrop stands ready to defend her new friends.

Moondrop rolls a 6! Yay!
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Post by: Berit on February 13, 2020, 10:35:58 AM
(of course Laluna threw 1! hahaha! should have known! but Darn! Moondrop made an epic save this time!...)


the beast rushes straight at Laluna with the fury of a monster! his eyes blazing orange like fire in the dark! and Laluna suddenly slips and almost gets ran over by the massive beast! but all of sudden Moondrop slides by and manages to grab Laluna out of the way and she hits the beast in the chest while doing so!... the beast collapses from pain after he has suffered so much blood loss and cuts!... Toad sends to them...

"May sky have mercy! Swift! is miss Blue jay alright?..."

Laluna is completely fine!... in the background the beasts roars once more, then it falls down in the snow with a thud!... they have defeated the beast!...
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Post by: Yavia on February 13, 2020, 03:27:22 PM
Antaka rushes to Moondrop and Laluna and watches them close to be sure, they are okay. Then she keeps her attention on Stormsong but he is okay too.
"By the high ones! I was scared to saw you flying." she ruffles his fur and looks thankfull to Laluna. She was scared something would happen to her, unarmed and small that she ist. Better the healer would stay in the background to patch someone up, if a fight might happen again.
Then she walkes to the beast to watch it from a little closer. What kind of creature is it? She never have seen such a monster.
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Post by: Berit on February 13, 2020, 08:13:52 PM
The monster has black fur all around it's body, some of it coarse, some smooth and soft, it has the wings and some facial structure of a bat, some of a boar as well as the tusks of one and the upper body strength of a wild boar, and also some scales and no back feet, just the lower body of a snake!...

Sir Toad catches his breath for a moment, then also walks to the monster... he says...

"By the skies! this is not the thing I thought was following me!... I was talking about a boar!... this... this has tusks alright... but this is clearly no boar... what... is it?..."

suddenly the door opens and Wander walks out in the storm, clearly scared and searching for them, He heard the battle clearly... the blizzard seems to start clearing now that the monster has died... was it causing the blizzard?... Wander sees the monster and freezes for a moment... then gasps for air and just stands there looking... terrified by the beast but in awe of their accomplishment...
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Post by: Czarine on February 14, 2020, 02:46:32 PM
Laluna tries to take a stand against the monster when she sees it rushing towards them, but she slips and falls down! She's terrified because she can't do anything to protect neither herself nor Stormsong! She just raises her arm to shield herself, bracing to receive the blow, but suddenly she feels someone pull her to safety!

Laluna is startled but very happy to see Moondrop there, and the beast dying.

"Thank goodness! I thought I was a goner. Without you, I would've been crushed... thank you." she says to Moondrop. Laluna still can't believe she came out of the fight without a scratch.

Now that the beast was down, she took a better look at it. It didn't look like anything she'd seen before. She remembered her weird dream and hoped, that there wouldn't be any more visitors like this one to their holt. She turned her eyes towards Toad. He was taller than them, but he seemed to be an elf - at least he had said so himself.

She turned her attention to Wander, when she heard him open the door. She was surprised to see him outside, especially in his state. Was he really so worried about them that he would risk himself to see what was going on?

"Ah! It's not good for you to be outside!" she realized out loud.

"We should get back inside, so we can all warm up... and uh, maybe you can join us too..?" she said to Toad, though she took a glance at the others for approval.
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Post by: Berit on February 14, 2020, 03:54:19 PM
Wander looks at Laluna and walks closer, touching her gently, his eyes asking a lot of questions but he cannot right one to start with... when Laluna speaks about warmth, Toad seems hesitant...

"w-well sweet Blue Jay... I would be honored... but I wonder if it might be rude for me to do so after bothering you in such an late hour..."

Wander doesn't even ask who Toad is nor why he is there, he points at the tower...

"Please, do come in! it's too cold out here still, even if the blizzard is ending..."

Toad seems hesitant again, like he actually doesn't like insides that much but he nods...

"thank you for your hospitality..."

Toad looks at Antaka and Moondrop...

"Fellow warriors! I would be more than happy to get to know the ones who fought beside me... so, Miss Rose Thrush, lady Swift, would you accompany me inside?..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on February 14, 2020, 05:13:38 PM
Moondrop is stunned, both by the sight of the monster and her own actions. She is used to killing for food, but normally would run away when faced by a monster like this.

It takes her a minute to realize that Toad is addressing her. With shaking hands, she retrieves the dagger and returns it to him.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 14, 2020, 10:00:51 PM
Toad seems happy and puts his hand on the dagger and on moondrop's hands and closes her hands around the sheathed dagger...

"My good Swift, please... do keep it... I see it doing more good in your hands than in mine... I saw a glimpse of an excellent warrior peeking through... you might need another dagger in the future in this weird place... and I would be heart-broken if my lady Swift would end up dead... keep it..."

with that, Toad makes another flamboyant bow, then rises up a sense of strange bride and happiness is seen in his blue eyes...

"It seems I've landed in great company... I am glad!..."

Stormsong sniff the beast carefully in the distance, wondering what it is... he seems scared by it's scent... suddenly Toad claims excitedly, scaring accidentally Stormsong off who immediately runs back inside...

"I know! we should make a great trophy of the beast we have slain! we could use it's hard bones as armor! Come, comrades! let us discuss the matter inside!..."

Toad grabs Moondrop by the shoulders and shakes her a bit in his excitement and start walking in with her...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on February 15, 2020, 09:00:38 PM
Moondrop's grip on the dagger slips with Toad's shaking. She fumbles with it a bit before she's able to grasp it to her securely. Once inside, she will need to look at the sheath better and how she'll carry it.

Now that the blizzard is calming, Moondrop thinks that in addition to the herbs to help Wander, she also needs to find some wood to fashion a bow and some arrows. She is thankful for the dagger, and while she dreads the thought of another meeting with a beast where she might need it, she'd really prefer a weapon that would allow her to keep her distance from claws and teeth. Her scars prickle with pain at the memory of the closeness of the beast's fangs.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 16, 2020, 09:58:36 AM
They walk inside where jumpy Stormsong is already waiting for them, he peeks through the door gap to see the body of the beast and shivers... Wander looks at Toad and asks..

"Did you too find yourself Lost here like the others?..."

Toad nods...

"I have no recollection of how I got here, but I have been spying on the local human populous, I am afraid they don't seem too friendly..."

Moondrop sees that the dagger looks strange as it has bigger pommel and crossguard than daggers normally do, the sheath is black and metal fittings are golden, the blade itself is bright and straight edged...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on February 17, 2020, 04:28:51 AM
Laluna stares at Sir Toad with curiosity. She hasn't met anyone so gallant before. His grand gestures seemed to be a bit too much for Stormsong, which made her smile. She wasn't so sure about making a trophy of the monster though. She'd rather burn or bury the beast because she was afraid there might linger some bad magic in its remains still.

Laluna follows the others inside. She notices that Stormsong is still a bit jumpy of the monster, so she scratches his neck to calm him. Her attention is turned back to the newcomer when they mention humans.

"Are there many of them?" she asks apprehensively. She's worried, that they're the same as in her dream...
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Post by: Berit on February 17, 2020, 07:27:46 AM
Toad turns towards Laluna and tells...

"Quite a lo lot, I'm afraid... T'will be hard to take all of them on if it ever comes to that... We should use caution... but I do Worry about their cubs and women, they seem to treat them badly..."

Toad looks sad about the notion, it really burdens his mind that females are treated badly, no matter the race... He nods...

"Sorry... I know, they are the enemy... I should not... pity them..."
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Post by: Jeb on February 17, 2020, 04:40:47 PM
Moondrop inspects the dagger with interest, pulling it from its sheath a few times and giving a few experimental swipes in the air.

She is intrigued by what Toad says.

"I never thought of the humans as enemies. As long as I can remember, I have spent my time following one group or another. I've never really had to worry about making or carrying anything, the humans have such useful things, I could always find what I needed in their camps."

She holds the dagger up. "What am I to do with this? It is useful, I suppose I may need it. But how am I to carry it?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 18, 2020, 02:55:38 AM
Toad looks at Moondrop, he has to look downwards More as their height difference is quite big...

"Do be careful with these humans, they are clearly out for bloof.. Humh? The dagger? I suppose you can carry it at you waist, thigh, arm or over your shoulder... Or at your chest, how ever you prefer, here is the band I used it with.. Shall I assist you with the fastening the band, my good Swift?.. Also we need to create a new crossguard for it, as the old one might make it fly badly if you were to throw it... "
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on February 18, 2020, 06:19:59 PM
"Throw it?" Moondrop's eyes widen in surprise. She cradles the blade thoughtfully, gauging the heft of it. She hadn't thought of throwing it, it seems too large and unwieldy, not like the much smaller knife she relies on for hunting.

But she does like the idea. Anything to protect them while keeping herself out of the maws of beasts like they just fought.
She thinks of the dead tree outside. Might be good for some target practice now that the storm is calming.

But first, "A new...crossguard? How would I make that?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 18, 2020, 06:38:19 PM
Toad looks at the knife in Moondrops hands...

"Yes, the crossguard needs to be replaced, it is memento of the time when that dagger was actually a sword... sadly the blade broke in a battle, and was not salvageable... so I sharpened the rest and modified it into a dagger... hmmh... We can make one more suited for you from hard wood, bone or metal... Oh, and what ever you do, do not try to knock someone senseless with the pommel... the ball at the end, that is a pommel... it is made to crack skulls rather that make someone unconscious..."

Toad speaks of cracking skulls while clearly deep on thought about the hand guard... then he looks at Moondrop...

"Oh! I know! we could use part of the beasts bone! it seemed hard enough... would that be alright with you, my good Swift?..."

Toads light blue eyes look at her, he has quite long eyelashes... there is experience in his eyes... Moondrop is young but Toad has seen a lot about the world and lived longer than Wander, or perhaps any of them in this tower... Toad suddenly says jokingly...

"Now now lady! you are making me blush!"

Moondrop might have looked him longer than intended!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on February 19, 2020, 03:20:04 PM
"Uh...yes." Moondrop didn't realize she was staring as she nodded along, trying to make sense of what Toad was saying. With fighting the beast, Sir Toad's strange mannerisms, and her shiny new possession, Moondrop's head is spinning.

However, as they walk into the tower and her gaze falls on the trap-door, something comes rushing back.

"Wait!" She turns to the others. "We can't go back down! What about the thing under the ground?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on February 20, 2020, 12:49:41 AM
Laluna frowns when she learns that there might be many humans. She hasn't had encounters with them, but she knows they can be cruel. She's surprised when she sees Toad's pity for the mistreated humans, even if he seems to have experience in fighting them.

Laluna ruffles Stormsong's fur while Moondrop and Toad discuss the blade. She's glad that they seem to get along well.

"Maybe we can take a walk around the surroundings later, now that the storm has subsided..?" she suggests to Stormsong, smiling.

Laluna is eager to get out of the tower. She feels she's been holed up there for too long, and she wants to see if there are any medicinal plant matter she could use to help her new tribe. But first, she wants to warm up and learn more about the newcomer.

She's also about to go in when Moondrop alerts them about the possible threat below. In all the excitement from the battle, she had forgotten about their problem.

"You're right! We need to find out what it is that's down there. But how?" she asks. She's reluctant to ask Wander to shape a way down, but if they try to force their way by hand, it might make too much noise...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 20, 2020, 04:41:06 AM
Stormsong is happy for the attention Laluna is giving him when suddenly Moondrop reminds them of the danger below... Toad asks...

"Danger below... what danger are you ladies talking about?..."

he draws his blade again just to be sure...  Wander shivers and hugs himself to keep warmer and asks...

"s-should I open the floor a little bit? just enough so that we could see..."

Toad tells them...

"I also have a hideout in a cave nearby... and... oh dung... I forgot about HIM..."

toad lets out a heavy sigh, then continues...

"I found another elf who is at the hideout... but he is a handful... I admit, he is one of the reasons I braved the storm rather than sat it out to meet you..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on February 20, 2020, 02:40:07 PM
Antaka has stood beside the monster a while. She was thinking of the dream, the meaning in it, the pictures she got from it. She looks again on the Necklace. A Mountain, a horn of a deer and a heart. Is it a Name? Similar to Moondrop? Sooo, Hillhornlove? or just Mountianhornheart? She turns and gets to the cave, wondering why they all went inside so easily after the outburst a short time ago. She finds them discussing the matter of what lies below.
"It's a forest down below maybe with another monster inside," she said and looks at Toad. "Who's him? Is he injured that he can't come with you? I don't understand why you seek us to meet us. What has that to do with him?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 20, 2020, 02:55:06 PM
"Forest below the tower?..."

Toad ask in amazement, then his amazement fades as he was asked about HIM...

"Oh... yes... well, he is not wounded, but not really pleasant company... I was just relieved to see other elves here... and... I should not have forgot about him, despite his behavior... not very noble of me..."

toad looks down for a moment, clearly he did not intend to forgot the other elf, it just happened...

"I'm... sure he would love to meet you... but he is not capable of anything... a leech, if you will... I have hard time keeping myself and him alive..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on February 20, 2020, 03:25:28 PM
"So he is grumpy? Funny you mentioned he is one of the reasons you got searching for us in a storm but have now forgotten him." She added a friendly smile. "But after slaying a monster it's no shame to forget a companion  who you have hard times to keep alive. Absolutely not my dear noble man."
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Post by: Berit on February 20, 2020, 03:36:12 PM
Toad scratches his head, is visibly tired just from talking about the elf he has to keep alive... his light blue eyes turn to Antaka...

"My good Rose thrush... if he was just grumpy I would not yearn time away from him so much, but he is, without a doubt, the most annoying person I've ever met..."

Toad gently picks Antaka's hand to his hand... slightly rubs her knuckles...

"Oh lady... I should not have spoken of such trivial problem, your hands tell me that you have had it rough too..."

Toad gently studies all the little scratches Antaka's hand has from herding and fighting...

"You skin... it is lovely..."

Toad says and bows, then let's go of her hand...
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Post by: Yavia on February 20, 2020, 03:56:57 PM
"I asked you, so why should you not spoken of trivial problems, Sir Ribbit? But if you ever tell me about some hard times my hands have had again, they will break one of your finger the next time." she lifted an eyebrow. "So, do we have to fetch that anoying person from there or will he stay alive till comming daylight? Is there any reason to haste, Sir Ribbit?"
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Post by: Berit on February 20, 2020, 04:07:27 PM
Toad starts cheerfully laughing...

"Oh lady! what words! fiery in temperament I see!... do accept my apologies, I meant no harm!... "

Toad bows deeply but seems happy about the situation... he stands up...

"I believe he will survive till morning, my dearest... and I accept my given nickname from you with utmost glee..."

Toad nods again happily but then asks more seriously...

"but why so fiery, my Good Rose Thrush? have I offended thee?...  know that never meant to offend..."

toads blue eyes look at Antaka and age and experience can clearly be seen in them, the part of his nose bridge that is visible hints that he may have quite a large nose...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on February 20, 2020, 04:37:10 PM
"To keep it simple - I don't like your odds, Sir Ribbit. To don't know one and name one after a bird with same colors as red like my hair and brown like my skin does not seem very noble to me. I am not a Lady, I'm a warrior, a huntress and a goat Sheppard of my tribe. I do have a name whom you could asked for." she looks around. "I better sleep upstairs with Stormsong, I don't want to listen to the ribbits of this noble man. Also, I'm pooped. Nighty night!"
She marches to the farest place away from him and just falls down in a sitting position. She pulls the little Sunstone to her (still lying on the floor), pulls the hood over her head and folded her arms around her. She tries hard not to cry by the memory of her father. He always named her, chatty like a colorfull bird.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 20, 2020, 04:45:52 PM
Toad seems to be surprised by Antaka's outburst and looks after her, but doesn't follow to apologize, he seems to know she doesn't want his company just now... Wander is a bit worried and walks to check on Antaka, doesn't say anything to her but checks if she is alright... he stands there for a moment and listens to Antaka's breathing... and seems to know she is sad by hearing it in her breathing... Wander gently whispers...

"... It will be alright Antaka... I promise you..."

Wander looks at her for a moment and then leaves her to settle her thoughts...
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Post by: Yavia on February 20, 2020, 04:59:20 PM
Antaka rubs her upcoming tears away and lays down to the side, curled up as neat as possible. She thinks about leaving and just go to look for her tribe, but she do not want to be alone again. Not totally alone like the days before. Never again! As she close her eyes she is thinking about the heartshaped cave. Maybe she is a monster for shouting at Sir Ribbit and it will be her home from now on? What might be in the cave? Darkness, the bones of Wanders tribe or just... mystery's...?
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 20, 2020, 05:11:40 PM
Stormsong gently licks Antaka's forehead with his big, warm tongue... he curls up around her to better keep her warm... and constantly looks into her eyes with his orange eyes to make sure she is alright... his fur is thick and long and warms nicely, beating of his big heart can clearly be heard and Stormsong seems to keep on guard over Antaka so she may rest unharmed... Toad speaks to Wander in the distance...

"I made her upset, it seems... why does she think lady is a bad thing?.. where I come from there are many ladies that are warriors... hmh..."

Wander says...

"I don't know but maybe she has had bad experiences with something like that?..."

Toad says...

"perhaps... but I find her to be a lady, a woman that demands respect... oh... how shall I fix this?... it is not polite to speak to a lady with her true name... it makes things too... intimate..."

This seems to set Wander off into a bit of a laughing fit...

"How can a name be too intimate?? you come from a weird place!..."

Toad seems to be silent about the matter, for him it is too personal to speak to women with their real names apparently...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on February 20, 2020, 05:49:09 PM
Antaka beginns to laugh out of the curled wolf around her. "Intimate? Stormsong, I did tell you wrong about names. This man don't use names to differ people. It's intimate. Better use nicknames to insult the woman." Still giggling she pops her head up and says in a normal voice. "In my tribe a Lady is no good. She does nothing for the tribe, gets carried around and been served with anything she wants all the time. So it seems we came from very different places, Toad." She cuddles Stormsong and sends to him. "Thank you for your company. I do need a friend now." and lays down again, still amused.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 20, 2020, 06:06:30 PM
Toad looks towards her and seems puzzled about her explanation of a lady...

"Oh my dear, I do not understand why is such a person called lady?... but know that I called you a lady out of respect... dear... umh... dear girl..."

Toad doesn't know what to call her anymore... but seems to shiver as he called her a girl, it rubs him the wrong way... Toad asks then...

"what... what should I call you then, my good desert warrior, huntress of the dunes?.. your people find much offence in things I say out of respect... please, tell me..."

Toad approaches but carefully, he truly seems to want to find a word to call her... Toad whispers softly...

"I feel... uneasy saying woman's name, I feel as if I am invading her privacy... I am sorry... I cannot do so to ones I do not know well..."

Stormsong wags his tail and looks at Antaka and send back...

"Stormsong always friend to friend! Stormsong stay watch when friend sleep and rest... always..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on February 20, 2020, 06:36:55 PM
Antaka looks at Toad. That's quite a dilemma. If he don't want to use her name and she don't want to be named like a bird. From him.
She never thought of given herself a name. She did have one. Boah, that's stupid!
"I don't know, you know. I do have a name, it's Antaka and I don't see any intimate in using it. Rose Thrush,.. " She grit her teeth and bristle with little anger. "I don't like that name. Not one bit, Sir Ribbit. Maybe call me Norah huntress, Norah is my tribes name."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 20, 2020, 06:47:30 PM
Toad seems to be saddened and a loss for words...

"... such a distant name you give, my dear... I understand... Norah Huntress... and I let you be... I only wished for friendship... but do know I will not force it upon you... I am... sorry for bothering you... and I accept your declining my friendship..."

For a moment he looks at Antaka and then bows and leaves her be... Toad walks to the others and starts pondering about the problem under the floor...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on February 20, 2020, 07:00:33 PM
Moondrop plays with her new dagger as Toad and Antaka argue. She tries different ways of hanging it around herself until she finds something that keeps it out of the way but still easily accessible.

She is still not used to being around so many others, and so much talking! She finds she is still too unsettled by everything that has happened to rest. What she really needs is time alone. She decides to go back outside to have a look around.
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Post by: Berit on February 20, 2020, 07:06:56 PM
Moondrop goes outside, it is still quite cold but nothing like it was in the blizzard, in the distance the first rays of the sun can be seen touching the top of the mountain... but it is wonderfully quiet and peaceful outside... few morning birds fly over head and seem to be checking the dead tree as a possible nesting place, so summer is nearing...
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Post by: Czarine on February 21, 2020, 01:00:16 PM
Laluna listens to Toad's description of the man he has left behind. She wonders what kind of person could tick off someone like Toad.

Her thoughts of finding a way to the underground forest are interrupted with Toad and Antaka's disagreement. She feels worried, though she knows that not everyone must be friends in their holt. She fears that the space might be too small for them, especially if there's to be one more elf among them. She isn't too happy about the fact that Toad described the unknown elf as "a leech". In this situation, all help is needed... but maybe she judges the elf too soon.

"We should find out if the underground forest is safe. Otherwise, we might have to abandon this tower..." she ponders. She doubts that Toad's place will be big enough for all of them.

"If only we could find another way down in the forest. Stormsong, have you smelled anything weird, like summer around the tower?" she asks.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 21, 2020, 01:25:56 PM
Stormsong looks at Laluna and sends...

"Stormsong only smell summer inside tower, down where all friend stay where Stormsong not fit..."

Wander looks at the and starts feeling tired after he had been standing for so long....

"so what shall we do?..."

Toad says...

"if there is a way down, I can go first if it happen to be some thing we need to battle... But, I welcome company by my side if someone wishes to join me... But my magnificent Blue Jay, I do ask you to stand further back, it would do us no good to lose a healer..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on February 21, 2020, 07:29:22 PM
Moondrop gratefully breaths in the crisp air. Away from the others she feels calmer, and remembers her plan to go explore the lake.

But first, she decides to try throwing her new dagger just to see what it feels like.

The first couple of throws don't go far and her hands quickly cool from retriving the weapon from the snow. Her arms begin to burn from the unaccustomed weight, but eventually she is rewarded when the blade sinks into the dead wood.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 22, 2020, 12:03:28 AM
Moondrop notices that Toad is right, the crossguard makes the throws less accurate, but it can be worked around... The crossguard is sturdy enough to be used as a miniature pickaxe, but adds weight and windresistance... Lots birds are camping nearby, they dig the snow In hopes of finding some thing...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on February 22, 2020, 08:04:30 AM
Moondrop thinks again about her plan to go explore the lake now that the weather's calmed. She has some pieces of dried meat in her cloak, but she wishes she could get some more from Wander's cache. If only she had his rock shaping magic!

She walks over to see where the birds are digging. Maybe there are some seeds or dried berries that she could eat as well.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 22, 2020, 09:21:53 AM
the birds scatter as Moondrop walks close, their wings giving fluttering sounds... they land again a little distance away and continue their digging... when Moondrop looks at the ground of what the birds have already dug up, there really is tiny red berries! they are a bit frost bitten but they seem surprisingly resistant to cold!.. their cheery red color shines from the frosty ground...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on February 22, 2020, 03:50:31 PM
Moondrop eats a handful of berries right away, stashes another handful in her cloak pocket, then starts walking in the direction she remembers the lake being.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 22, 2020, 04:15:52 PM
the weather is getting sunny and surprisingly warm, the kind of warmth that tells that the spring is around the corner... a small fox runs from Moondrop and vanishes into the distance... the air is fresh and nice... she soon arrives to the lake and immediately sees cattails and woods growing near it... there is a thin layer of ice so walking on in might not be the best idea... but there is definitely fish in the lake!... it must be a nice place to swim in the summer...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on February 22, 2020, 04:25:28 PM
Inside the Cave:
Mumbling annoyed Antaka stands up.
"All right, I'm coming with you, Toad. I will come with you and fight whatever beast there dwell. You have my spear. So down we go to make things safe here or leave this place." She looks at Laluna and Wander. "Watch yourself and keep safe, both of you" She grabs her spear and gets ready to follow Toad down in the forest. She admits to feel a bit curious, what a forest will look like.

Diced 5

(Wow, that Spring's coming fast - did we kill winter?)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 22, 2020, 04:54:53 PM
Toad lets out a heavy sigh, apparently he wouldn't really want Antaka anywhere near him anymore, but is polite and bows...

"thank you for your assistance, Norah huntress..."

Yet he shows no real signs of closer friendship... Wander looks at them...

"if... you are sure?... all right... here goes..."

Wander moves his hands and the floor to the lower room moves and a hole forms... there really is lush greenery inside! Toad rubs his Chin...

"My word, what a curious forest..."

Toad slowly heads inside in steels himself for combat... it's very lush and a bit dark below the floor, and there seems to be tunnel heading somewhere... warm little droplets of dew shine on the plants near them...


(Toad throws 4, both are ready if something pops up! and the beast they killed was linked to the weather, it's warmer now that it's gone)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on February 22, 2020, 05:20:47 PM
Antaka follows strained. She knows she has hurt Toads feelings and he has all rights to be huffy. But why has he touched her unasked after she was allready exploding? Why did he give her a silly name? Why can't he see, that she comes from a different place and might have a different way of naming things? But she would no longer mind. He can stay miffed as long as he wants if he only gets to team up in a fight. She certainly will, no matter how much loath she might carry.
Carefully she touches the leafs. She knows there can be water on plants in the early morning, but she never seen such plants. What is this forest for a strange thing. Growing in the shadow, in deep earth, away from the sun? Where did the tunnel lead she wonders.

(That is a nice idea with "killing the winter" Like it!)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on February 22, 2020, 05:52:43 PM
Toad looks at the plants...

"Common green moss. beard lichen and ferns, but how do they survive here?... very odd..."

the ground in soft, there is some water below the moss that pools up from it when the moss is stepped on... they also find tiny little mushrooms.. soon they stand near a bigger opening to the cave, they have not seen animals or anything like that just yet... as they peek through the opening they find ma massive cavern that is fully green! there is even a waterfall and a small lake... only thing giving light to the place is a big heatstone that is in the roof of the cavern... small droplets of rain drop on them even as they are inside...

"What on earth is this place? I have never seen a place like this..."

Toad sends about their find to the others...

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Post by: Yavia on February 23, 2020, 05:24:04 AM
"Me neither" Antaka sends astonished and suppress some giggle afterwarts. "Sorry, off course I never seen such place. I'm encouraged by your words that I'm not alone with seeing this... wilderness..?.. inside the earth... kept alive with some giant sunstone in the roof." She looks around her eyes narrowed and sends again to Toad. "Do you think something might hidden in all this green? Do we make some noise to lure it out of this perfect hiding space? To be hornest, I'm overextended by this sight. Everything moves slightly I'm not sure to identify what make things move. The rain or a monster or some twine - was it twine they dreamed about? Also is the swoosh of the waterfall drowning my hearing a bit. Do we make a loud noise or do we sneak through and search for something dangerous?"
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Post by: Berit on February 23, 2020, 07:12:24 AM
Toad looks around and says...

"I do feel we are not the Best at sneaking In a terrain as this, you are from the deserts and I am from wintery wastelands... So noise it is, my good Norah Huntress..."

With that, Toad clears his throat and suddenly starts to sing loud enough for anything In the cavern to hear...

"At the time of the pollen
With gifts spring brought
O Comrades Who've fallen
Comrades Who fought
News so sullen
Make your lady distraught
For you Comrades befallen
I help your lady aloft"

Then he stops singing and listens to the surroundings, nothing, not a sound apart from the softa roar of the waterfall...
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Post by: Czarine on February 23, 2020, 07:33:52 AM
Laluna is anxious when Toad and Antaka go underground. She wants to go with them, but she understands that she must stay safe as the healer of the tribe. She guesses that Moondrop must've gone to get some space outside.

"I hope they will be alright..." she says to Wander.

To make herself calm down, she decides to warm up some of the broth she made earlier. Keeping her hands busy has always helped her cope with stress.

"Are you hungry? There's plenty of broth if you want some." she looks at Wander.
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Post by: Berit on February 23, 2020, 08:07:33 AM
Wander looks at the hole where Toad and Antaka went through...

"I Hope they Will be alright and that they get along..."

Wander lets out a tired sigh, then he looks at Laluna...

"Yes, thank you..."

Wander walks to Laluna and stands near her, he the gets amazed by what Toad send...

"A fully lush cavern below the tower??... How haven't I sensed something like that?..."
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Post by: Yavia on February 23, 2020, 08:44:45 AM
Antaka starres at Toad and starts to laugh. Than stops and listen too, looks around.
"Good boy you can sing!" she praises, still giggling. "Nice voice, Sir Toad!" She went a bit to the side to take another angle to look at the green before and around them. Scans the surrounding for something wired or some movement.

(I just assume he has a good singing voice)
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Post by: Jeb on February 23, 2020, 09:02:53 AM
Moondrop breaks the ice on the lake and takes a drink, splashing some of the cold water on her face. For a minute she just sits, enjoying the warmth of the sunlight.

She gets up and makes her way around the lake, pausing occasionally to add useful plants she recognizes to her pouch.
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Post by: Berit on February 23, 2020, 09:28:09 AM
Toad bows to Antaka's compliments, the looks at the cavern again... Nothing was lured to them despite Toad's nice singing... Toad slowly heads down near the water while keeping his guard up...

"Are we certain there is something here? Nothing has appeared to threaten us yet..."

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Moondrop walks by the side off the lake, untill She finds herself near a tall, old pine forest... Squirrels have awaken and climb all over the trees, some bark and pines drop silently to the snow near Moondrop, it is so peaceful and quiet...

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Post by: Czarine on February 23, 2020, 10:18:57 AM
Laluna stops her cooking for a moment when Toad's sending reaches them.

"Seems like a wonderful place! Now I really hope that it will be safe... it would be easier to find herbs, too."

She then gives some steaming broth to Wander.

"It's curious how you haven't sensed that place before. Maybe it's hidden with magic somehow?" she wonders.
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Post by: Berit on February 23, 2020, 11:02:16 AM
"maybe... Or Else I could have sensed it... Large cavern like that could not have gone un noticed by me otherwise..."

Wander states and takes the broth bowl from Laluna... Then he looks at Laluna with his milky eyes...

"thank you... You... Do you also think I'm am hiding something from you?.. I am not... But I doubt I can make you believe me In that..."

Wander gently touches Laluna's arm...

"thank you... For helping me..."

Wander walks slowly to his throne and sits down exhausted...

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Post by: Yavia on February 23, 2020, 12:16:00 PM
"Not really certain, no" Antaka answers from the other side of the cave she has reached by now. "There have been dreams and the fact alone of a forest underground is suspense. Two of us had dreamed similar things so that could have meant something, we thought."
She parts the fern with her spear and looks at the ground for holes or signs of a hiding place. "Better safe than sorry." She adds and bows down to the moss and touches it. It's wet and soft. Strange grass she thinks. She don't know any of the plants. Some seem similar to ones she knows but she was not even able to guess if they are eatable.
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Post by: Berit on February 23, 2020, 03:10:04 PM
They search and Search but cannot find anything that seems to be of harm to them... Toad lowers his blade a little and gasps...

"damn this humid air... making me sweat..."

He starts taking off his winter clothes, revealing his blonde straight cut hair, and nose that is majestically funny looking, there is something similarity in it's build with lions nose, he also is clearly older than the others, having wrinkles that many of them do not have... his lips are also a bit more on the puffier side...

"much better..."

He neatly packs his winter clothes over his arm... looks at Antaka...

"should we head back, Norah Huntress? or is there something you'd would like to check still?..."

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Post by: Jeb on February 24, 2020, 04:19:47 PM
Moondrop is glad to know about the other elves, but she feels so much calmer here in the forest. There is water close by, and lots of game to trap. She decides that as she walks she will keep an eye out for some sheltering place that she can make her home for awhile.
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Post by: Berit on February 24, 2020, 07:51:50 PM
Moondrop walks around in the forest until she suddenly locks her eyes onto another elf's silvery piercing gaze! She didn't sense him at all as it seems he has been standing in the same place four our's as snow has gathered to his shoulders and hair and his tracks have been hidden by it... it takes a moment for her to recognize the now bearded elf, but his big nose and odd silver hair are clearly recognizable, it's Marut! she met him last in the misty forest... Marut stares at her for a moment as he doesn't quite know how to react, he seems somehow more feral but calm... there is even fur growing from the tips of his ears... then he breathes out and says...

"Oh?... well met... lot's of game here... good, isn't it?..."

His eyes are strangely sharp, but it seems it is because he is simply so lost to the hunt... he must be here simply waiting to surprise a larger prey...

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Post by: Jeb on February 25, 2020, 07:52:01 AM
"You?!" Moondrop croaks out in surprise. Although as she gathers her thoughts it feels it shouldn't be a surprise to see Marut, having just spent time with Laluna. It's just that everything that happened at the tower was so bizarre, here in the comfort of the forest Moondrop could almost convince herself it had been a dream. But here is another familiar elf from that strange misty almost-dream before.

She looks around. "And the others? Are they here as well?"
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Post by: Czarine on February 25, 2020, 08:10:13 AM
Laluna looks at Wander for a moment, thinking of an answer to his question.

"Everyone has things that they hide from others... but I don't think you would hide something that could endanger us." she answers, smiling in a friendly manner.

She watches Wander for a while, thinking that all the recent events must've taken a toll on him.

Laluna checks if there are any leftovers from the big bird she could take upstairs to Stormsong.
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Post by: Berit on February 25, 2020, 08:24:07 AM
Marut looks at Moondrop...

"Others?...."

he has to think for a while... then says...

"there are no others... I'm alone here..."

He seems to be in a daze of some sort, like an animal too keen on hunting... then suddenly Marut draws his bow and shoots!

(Marut rolls 6! BOOYAH! ATTA BOY!)

The arrows flies through the air and hits something just behind ta hill! lots of four legged running can be heard!... Marut walks towards the hill and asks Moondrop...

"You hungry?..."

On the other side of the hill a reindeer lies on the ground, with arrow sticking fron the back of it's neck... Marut pulls the arrow out and cuts the animals neck to make sure it's dead...

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Wander looks at Laluna, for a moment their eyes lock in a strange way, way that seems to scare both of them, Wander steps back a bit... the feeling is suddenly odd and something Laluna has not felt before... Wander seems to purposefully look away... everything they were doing seems to have gone in a halt... Wander looks to the side...

"what... what was that?..."

(Damn! we almost had a recognition there! I rolled 40 sided die for wander and for Laluna, Wander got 20 and Laluna got 19, if the rolls match it's a recognition!)
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Post by: Jeb on February 25, 2020, 08:48:53 AM
Although Moondrop has been grazing on what roots and berries she's been able to forage during her walk, it's been a while since she's had a full belly. Figuring that there's more than Marut can eat, she follows to earn her fill helping if she can.
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Post by: Czarine on February 25, 2020, 08:58:29 AM
(Whoa! That was a close call!  :o )

Laluna looks confused when her gaze locks with Wander. She can't really describe the passing, strange feeling... but it leaves her a bit shaken.

"I-I don't know..." she answers, still confused. She looks around, scared if something evil is trying to enter their holt again, but she can't pinpoint the odd feeling elsewhere but in Wander.

She looks at him uncertainly, trying to figure out if he really is hiding something... but he himself seems confused about the situation. What just happened?
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Post by: Berit on February 25, 2020, 09:01:03 AM
Marut starts cutting the meat from the skin and bone and asks...

"Do you eat raw or do you cook it first?..."

While he is asking he puts a piece of bloody meat to hi mouth and eats it... there are some bloodstains on his silvery beard... Moondrop feels how warm the reindeer still is at it is a fresh kill... the meat is beautifully red... her new knife cuts the meat very well... Marut asks...

"So... do you have a hideout here?... I have one... on a big tree..."

as they are cutting the meat Moondrop suddenly realizes Marut's hands... five fingers! seeing it instantly makes the flashback return to her mind... someone with five finger caring for her that was not human...

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Wander quickly glances at Laluna and feels relieved that the strange feeling is passing..

"What ever it was it was strange... well... it is gone now... the feeling..."

Laluna also finds that there is still a very tiny bit of the bird left... their food situation is bad again...
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Post by: Jeb on February 25, 2020, 03:01:57 PM
Moondrop shakes her head in answer to Marut's question. "No. I only found this forest today. But it is so peaceful here. And the game seems plenty. I was looking for a place to den."

She chews her meat silently for a awhile, thinking about the memory and what it might mean. Everything has been so strange and dream-like, she's not sure whether she can trust the memory, or whether it is something born in this snowy world, like the tower and beast.

She gazes at Marut's hands again, hoping more of the memory might come. "It's strange to have five fingers, isn't it?"
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Post by: Berit on February 25, 2020, 03:25:12 PM
Marut looks at his hands...

"Yes..."

then focuses on cutting the meat again... the more Moondrop looks at his hands the more she feels she has seen them somewhere before,  not the misty world but somewhere even before that... why would an elf even have five fingers?... Marut's gaze turn to her...

"there are plenty of places to den here... little caves... and the big trees... there is even a little human shed... abandoned, but there..."

Marut doesn't seem so friendly as he was before, he is not unwelcoming or rude but... different... like he really has lost part of himself to the hunt... Marut starts skinning the carcass...

"good pelt... better take it with us... you... you are coming to see my den?..."
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Post by: Jeb on February 25, 2020, 07:30:33 PM
Moondrop itches to share her memory with Marut to see if he has any explanation, but since his mind seems to be elsewhere, she decides to wait. Maybe time later will offer a better chance to talk or bring up more memories.

"Yes." She answers. "Do you need help?"
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Post by: Berit on February 25, 2020, 08:00:06 PM
".... Will you help me carry some meat?..."

Marut asks and turns the reindeer carcass into a backpack, carrying most of it, but carves out some meat and puts it into a sack for Moondrop to carry... just as they are starting to walk, suddenly yet another elf appears! just as white skinned as Wander!... he looks at them and asks them, looking very serious... his voice is calm, but there is something sinister about it...

"... Hey... have you seen an elf with black hair and white skin?... goes by the name of Wander..."

He stares at them with his light pink eyes. almost everything in him is white, and he dresses in pinkish and green clothes... in his hand he has a cane that is ominously sharp in the end... as well as his white skin, there is strange beauty about him, same as with Wander... could he be from Wander's tribe? the ones who abandoned him to die alone... Marut doesn't know about Wander but the guy has made him alarmed, Marut says...

"Who is asking?..."

the elf replies...

"My name is Yare... please, if you meet this Wander... stay away from him, he is a dangerous man..."


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Post by: Czarine on February 26, 2020, 03:08:57 AM
Laluna looks at Wander a bit uncertain of everything, but nods then. The weird feeling has passed, but it still makes Laluna uneasy.

"...I will go check on Stormsong." she says awkwardly, and heads up the stairs. She needs a bit of fresh air to clear her mind of the strange feeling, and she wishes to talk to Stormsong about their food situation, if the great wolf even is there.
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Post by: Yavia on February 26, 2020, 05:40:00 AM
(wasn't the most of the meat stored in a stone outside by Wander? If the bird was big enough to ride on it there must be some meat left I think)

Antaka looks at Sir Toad and sees his nose. It looks like a Sandcats one, how interesting. But she isn't afraid not even in wonder why that might be. It's just how he looks like. Interesting.
She looks a last time around and says "Nothing evil here, no monster or vines. Let's get out of here."
She was sure she don't like the forest at all.
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Post by: Jeb on February 26, 2020, 06:01:41 AM
"What makes him so dangerous?" Moondrop asks.
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Post by: Berit on February 26, 2020, 06:18:52 AM
Wander nods at Laluna and sits at his throne, pondering what just happened, Laluna heads upstairs where Stormsong is, he immediately rises up and comes to Laluna!...

"Friend! friend came! friend! ArooooOOOOOoooo!!..."

His tail wags furiously and he licks Laluna's face!...

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Toad nods at Antaka and starts heading back with her, they come to the smaller cave that connects the cavern and the tower... Toad look at Antaka and says...

"I hope you don't mind me saying, but your hair and skin are very beautiful... please, do not get offended, I just wanted to state a fact..."

he nods politely, but doesn't really wait for her to say her mind and heads up the hole... then mentions...

"of rats... the leech! I almost forgot again! I better go get him before I truly forgot him for good..."

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Yare looks at Moondrop, a bit hesitant if he should tell her anything...

"I... would not wish to share metters of my tribe with strangers... we don't trust outsiders... but... it might save your life...."

He closes his odd eyes for a moment then sighs quite painfully...

"Wander used to be... our Chief..."

Yare looks as if a bad taste arose to his mouth by calling Wander Chief, but he continues...

"He... Wanted us to scout ahead, in the mountains... even though one of us had already perished... He KNEW there was danger in the mountain, he found a safe hole for himself somewhere... while all the others were slaughtered... I... I.... I will... avenge my tribe... Wander must pay... he sent us to die!..."

Yare's calmness cracks a bit, he shivers in anger...

"I will... make him pay..."
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Post by: Yavia on February 26, 2020, 06:48:10 AM
Antaka stands flabbergast and don't know what to say. So he was really hornest with all of that?
"I don't mind, Thank you sir Toad" she sends after him and stops herself. A short time she wonders if she like to accompany him to see the leech witch is more annoying than him. But she don't want to push her luck. She don't want to be rude again for missunderstandings. But she had to admit, she don't like the forest and wants to get far away from it. And she always likes Sandcats a lot. But she can't just say, she does like his nose, can she?
She gets also outside. Maybe Laluna has something to execute outside this tower and forest Antaka can help her with?
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Post by: Berit on February 26, 2020, 07:21:39 AM
They come in the tower where wander is sitting on his throne, He looks at them...

"No dangers down there?... what a relief... good to see you safe and sound..."

Toad nods and says...

"good Norah Huntress acted very bravely, even if there was no danger... she is a great ally..."

Toad says this all and keeps his fist at his chest as if he was proud...  then he lowers his hand...

"but do excuse me, I have a matter I have to attend to... I need to bring someone here I cannot keep alive alone... hope you do not mind, mister Wander..."

Wander nods slightly, Toads way of speaking made him a bit confused... Toad bows deep, and then sets off... Wander says to Antaka...

"He sure is strange... I wonder if speaking like that is common from where he is from... but are you alright?..."

Wander looks at Antaka with his milky eyes, he is clearly preferring to Toad's and Antaka's fight earlier...
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Post by: Yavia on February 26, 2020, 09:22:25 AM
"Strange indeed" Antaka says to herself. "We're good", she said to Wander. "He is a perfect ally too, you don't have to worry that I try to backstab him while we're on a hunt or fight. That's never gonna happen. be sure about that." She knows how important the safety of a group is and don't want to make him worry. But it's true. She could differ personal dislike and being a functional group. She looks around, Wander was alone here.
"I wanted to ask that all the time. This throne you're sitting on, was it in here or did you make it with your rock shaping ability? Why a throne and not a bed to lay in? What does the birdlike ornament stand for?"
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Post by: Berit on February 26, 2020, 12:02:17 PM
Wander reaches his arms toward her...

"Antaka...."

His sickly voice calls softly, he wants her to Come closer... But listens to her guestion while his cloudy eyes try to make out details of her face...

"I made the throne... I figured it woul do no harm to pretend to be the King of this... Tomb... I live In... And besides, being on a bed makes me worse... Something about laying down seems to fill my lungs with water..."

Wander looks behind him at the bird ornament...

" That? It is a memento of the tribe I Lost... The Golden Falcon was the name of my tribe..."
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Post by: Jeb on February 26, 2020, 12:40:59 PM
Moondrop frowns. "Why would he do that? What chief wants to kill his tribe?" She shakes her head. "It doesn't make sense."
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Post by: Berit on February 26, 2020, 05:06:42 PM
Yare looks at Moondrop and says while trying to battle his anger...

"Yet, that is exactly what he Did!... He killed all the others just for thinking about choosing a other chief... After he himself brought us to this frozen wastelands..."

For a moment Yare grits his teeth... But slowly calms down again...

"... So if you see him... Tell me where he is so I can avenge my family and friends..."
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Post by: Jeb on February 26, 2020, 05:49:37 PM
Moondrop nods. "And if we do see him, where do we find you? Do you live around here?"
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Post by: Berit on February 26, 2020, 10:00:42 PM
Yare looks into the distance towards a taller pine tree that reaches for the sky above the other trees...

"There... My hideout is there... Please... Help me find peace... By letting me have revenge... That is the only thing I have left..."

For a moment there is heavy, all swallowing sadness In Yare's eyes...
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Post by: Jeb on February 27, 2020, 11:49:59 AM
Moondrop looks in the direction of the tree, fixing its location in her mind.

This place just keeps getting odder, she thinks. First, there seems to be an elf behind every tree. Second, that Yare and Wander could be so close to each other without Yare knowing. How could he miss such a large shelter out in the middle of nothing, less than a day's walk away?

Also to think about is the two different stories from Wander and Yare. She is glad that she doesn't have to determine the validity of either story.

She thinks about offering Yare some meat, but it is not her kill to offer.

She sighs and turns to Marut, wondering what his response will be to all of this.
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Post by: Berit on February 27, 2020, 08:47:05 PM
Marut looks like he is pondering everything he just learned... Them decides to offer some Meat to Yare...

"Here... We have More than we need..."

Yare seems to be surprised by their offering, he stares at the Meat, clearly hungrily,... It might be that he isn't a Hunter and has not had a decent meal for a couple of Days, he clearly salivates a little, then quickly wipes his mouth and asks...

" Are you... Are you sure?..."

He looks at the both of them, clearly wanting the Meat but is unable to take it without both of them telling that he can... Marut looks at Moondrop, as if asking her what are they going to do about the clearly starving non Hunter...
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Post by: Jeb on February 28, 2020, 06:12:56 AM
"Sit and eat with us." Moondrop invites Yare. "I am a stranger here, and would like to hear of your tribe and the danger in the mountains, if you are willing."

"Or, if you don't wish to talk, still take what you need and we'll wish you safe travels until we may meet again."
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Post by: Berit on February 28, 2020, 09:17:43 AM
Yare seems to be silent and for some reason a clear Red blush rises to his cheeks, he would never have thought of himself being invited to share something, like the feeling was completely New to him, he silently nods as he agrees to Come with them... The feeling of being invited seemed to wash away everything sinister about him and left him feeling shy... Marut looks at Moondrop clearly pondering why such a simple gesture seems to hold so much meaning to Yare... Yare cannot look them In the eyes and just silently smiles and swipes a lock of his hair behind his ear...
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Post by: Czarine on February 28, 2020, 09:30:33 AM
Laluna is still absent-minded when she climbs upstairs. What really happened between her and Wander? She feels overwhelmed of the strange feeling, and can't shake off her uneasiness.

Her thoughts are soon interrupted when Stormsong's large, wet tongue covers most of Laluna's face. She giggles and tries to push the big wolf back in vain.

"I'm glad to see you too!" she laughs. Stormsong's happy manners seem to cheer up Laluna.

"Do you know if there's any bigger prey around here?" she asks him, wiping the drool off her face.

"We are going to need more food soon."
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Post by: Jeb on February 29, 2020, 09:34:19 AM
Moondrop doesn't understand why Yare suddenly seems so shy. What kind of tribe did he come from where they don't share and their chief would rather they all die than allow another to lead?

Moondrop fidgets in the uncomfortable silence.
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Post by: Berit on February 29, 2020, 03:31:24 PM
Stormsong is full of energy...

"Yes! larger prey! will go hunt! Stormsong show friend where white horn things are!..."

He is so excited that he walks in circles near the tower door...

"Come! come friend! we hunt! ARRrrooororoor!..."

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Marut looks Yare also surprised by his reaction, but the starts walking, waving them to follow him... they walk through the calm forest, Yare occasionally glances at Moondrop, like he would like to say something but somehow feels too shy to do so...
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Post by: Jeb on March 01, 2020, 11:28:48 AM
Moondrop is confused that Yare had no problems talking before seems to be so quiet now. She hoped he would give some more information on his tribe and the mysterious danger in the mountain, but instead has gone silent as a cricket when she's stepped to close.

Although he didn't seem to want to share before, she decides to risk a question. "How did your tribe get to be here?"
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Post by: Berit on March 01, 2020, 11:57:31 AM
Yare seems to snap back into the moment from his thoughts...

"Oh... Wander made up leave our home forest... in pursuit of some hidden treasure... ... we traveled so far... so very far... and we never found that cursed treasure he wanted... all we gained was suffering..."

Yare looks at the ground and seems depressed... He looks at Moondrop...

"How about you? are you... born to this hostile land?...w-what tribe are you from? are there more of your tribe??..."

Marut stops and lowers the reindeer from his back, they have arrived to a ancient looking birch tree... near the top of it there is a hole that is covered by furs... Marut says...

"My den... Welcome, you two..."

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Post by: Czarine on March 02, 2020, 10:38:57 AM
Laluna cannot but laugh at Stormsong's enthusiasm.

"I don't think I should go far from our pack! They might need me." she says, though she hopes that her skills won't be needed.

"But I'd like a quick stroll around, to get some fresh air." she smiles.

"Will you join me?"
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Post by: Berit on March 02, 2020, 04:55:29 PM
Stormsong bounces from side to side...

"Will join friend! Stormsong loves friend!..."

He rushes to the door and starts scratching it with his huge paw...

"Wall not open fast enough!..."

then suddenly the door opens, Toad is already back! and there is a shivering beautiful redhead with him that is covered in furs!... as the Redhead lifts his head, Laluna notices it it Mehadrin!... Toad is carrying a big pile of leathers with him, he says...

"Ah! my magnificent Blue Jay... how do you do?..."

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Post by: Jeb on March 02, 2020, 05:48:33 PM
"I wonder what Wander was looking for..." Moondrop muses before answering Yare's questions.

"I don't belong to any tribe that I know of. I've been alone as long as I can remember. Except when I met Marut before." Her voice trails off as she glances at Marut's hands, thinking again about her fleeting memories and feeling a little disappointed that Yare showed up so she hasn't been able to talk to Marut as she had hoped to.

She looks up at the den when they get to the tree. "Looks like you've made yourself a snug home. Have you been here awhile then?"
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Post by: Berit on March 02, 2020, 07:54:48 PM
"No tribe?..."

Yare whispers and looks after Moondrop, he cannot imagine the hardships having to live without one... Marut looks at the hole in the tree...

"I have been here a little while... hunting... just living..."

Marut says, as he cannot quite remember how long it has been... he is good at surviving alone it seems... he starts cutting the meat for smaller sections and skinning the pelt off the carcass... his hands are larger and rougher than hands of typical elves... and they feel so strangely familiar to Moondrop... like she can remember holding hands like his when she was little, she can already tell how the skin on them feels like... Yare asks Marut...

"How about you? any tribe?..."

Marut shakes his head...

"No... or I cannot remember if I had one in the past..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 03, 2020, 01:28:44 PM
Laluna walks to the door to let out the over-enthusiastic wolf, but she's surprised when Toad steps in with a shivering elf.

"Ah, hello Toad!... and Mehadrin?" she voices her surprise when she recognizes the red-head.

"I never imagined you would be here too." she says. She wonders if he will be as much of a handful as last time...

"You must be freezing. It's warmer downstairs." she gestures towards the trapdoor. She isn't very eager to introduce the place to him when she was just about to go out to clear her head.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 03, 2020, 05:42:13 PM
Moondrop sighs. Seems she is not going to find any explanations for her memories here.

She tells Marut "Thank you for sharing your food, but I think I will go now."

She turns to Yare. "Past the lake there is a tall shelter. Wander is there."

She starts to walk away, but turns back to Marut as a thought hits her. "If you remember Laluna, she is there, too."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 04, 2020, 04:18:04 AM
Mehadrin marches inside and looks cranky, he says...

"Stupid Toad, making me walk all the way here..."

Toad just rolls his eyes slightly, it wasn't a long trip... Mehadrin looks at everything around him...

"well, this is better than a hole in the ground..."

Toad calmly explains...

"I do apologize for not having a better shelter, but you insisted on staying with me..."

Mehadrin just marches downstairs, Toad looks at Laluna for a moment...

"Are you heading outside, my good lady?... do you wish someone to accompany you, or do you want to be alone?..."

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Marut nods at Moondrop...

"Sure, but you are welcome back whenever... take some meat with you..."

Yare jumps up, seems instantly angry, and ready to attack...

"Wander is there?!? in that case I will end his life this instant!..."

Yare turns and rushes to the direction of the lake, keeping firm hold of his weapon... Marut rises ready to stop him as he doesn't know what is going on as he has not met Wander... but stops and looks at Moondrop...

"Oh... I see..."

but he doesn't seem to be interested in going...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 04, 2020, 07:45:36 AM
Laluna isn't surprised to see that Mehadrin is as inconsiderate as usual. She watches him march downstairs, and thinks how Wander will react to him.

She turns her attention to Toad when he asks to accompany her. She looks a bit uncertain and glances at the trapdoor.

"I was thinking of heading outside for a while to take a breath of fresh air, but I don't know now that Mehadrin is here..."

Laluna is worried that Mehadrin will be too much for Wander and Toad to handle by themselves. She might have to sacrifice her own comfort to keep things somewhat peaceful.

"But Stormsong should be let out. He's been cooped up here for too long. Right?" she glances at Stormsong, smiling.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 04, 2020, 08:49:12 AM
Toad laughs...

"Oh, do take the time you need, my dear!... I will make sure the leech will not bother Wander too much... but... I do have a request for you... miss Blue Jay... once you have time, could you help me making a big tent out of these leathers? I'm afraid my skills at leather working are not the finest..."

Toad looks at the leathers he is holding, maybe he wants a tent where he can be out of Antaka's way and to have some space from Mehadrin...

"But do enjoy your time for now..."

Toads bows deep... Stormsong pants impatiently and scratches the door frame again then looks at Laluna! he wants to go and wants her with him!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 04, 2020, 12:46:17 PM
Antaka looks in surprise to the redhaired elf coming downstairs. He do have some fur in his face like a human. Was he really wearing just that transparent fabric?
"Who are you?" she asks before she could reason that this must be the leech toad has spoken of.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 04, 2020, 01:42:52 PM
Mehadrin dramatically bursts out of the leathers like a beautiful butterfly! the furs drop to the floor revealing... everything, his transparent fabrics don't hide anything at all... Mehadrin's anklets and wristbands shimmer golden in the light of the heatstone... slowly, his hair comes to an halt at his back... his yellowish green eyes sparkle... soulfully, as he looks at Antaka...

"I am Mehadrin, the beautiful rose of Aman... Who might you be? and... who is the leader here?..."

Wander snorts in the background, amused by Mehadrin's dramatic greeting...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 04, 2020, 05:44:17 PM
Moondrop heads into the forest away from Marut's den. As she walks, she keeps seeing the tree Yare pointed out rising above the others. Her mind returns to the time when she challenged Wander. He seemed unable to do anything then. He doesn't seem like a leader that could force his tribe into danger.

Then, too, Tare appeared to be starving. What would happen when these two helpless creatures meet for Yare's revenge?

She decides that it may be interesting to return to the shelter to see how the meeting plays out. But she also feels the pull of Yare's tree rising above her.

Maybe a quick look there first?
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 04, 2020, 09:10:53 PM
Moondrop walks into the direction of Yare's hideout, the pine forest is a bit thicker there. then Moondrop suddenly spots bushes the have softer needles, some of the bushes are taller than she is..  and the most bizarre thing is that they all have three colors of berries in each bush, green, blue and almost black... there are also Yare's footprints around the area, it seems he has been eating these berries to stay alive in the wilderness...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 05, 2020, 06:06:57 AM
Laluna laughs awkwardly when Toad sees through her so easily. She just knows that Mehadrin is trouble, and she would rather be away from it all... She seems curious about Toad's plan for the leathers.

"Oh? I'd be glad to help you with leatherwork." she smiles. She's not entirely sure what a 'tent' is, but she decides to ask about it later.

She seems amused by Toad's chivalrous bow, but she heads for the door when she sees how anxious Stormsong is to get out.

"I'll see you later. I won't go too far." she nods a farewell to Toad before she opens the door for Stormsong. She takes a quick detour to fetch some warm clothes and a sack for herself before she heads out as well.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 05, 2020, 06:52:29 AM
Laluna walks outside and to her surprise the weather is clearly warmed by sunlight... snow has started to drop from tree branches, leaving them dark and bare against the blue sky... Stormsong runs forward and even in circles and rolls in the snow happily! as he lays on his back he looks at Laluna, tongue hanging from his mouth, Stormsong whines happily and kicks the air, he tries to get her to come and play too!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 05, 2020, 08:50:14 AM
Moondrop is unfamiliar with the berries but sees that Yare has been eating them. Curious, she takes one from the bush and crushes it with her fingers, sniffing.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 05, 2020, 10:45:00 AM
The berry has a certain woody smell, there is something nice about the scent, all the berries are quite hard on the outside, and have lots of seeds on the inside... Moondrop notices her fingertips are colored purplish red from squeezing the berry... she also notices that Yare's hideout is on sight already, it is under the roots of the great pine tree, in a small cave left behind from the tree partly growing on top of a mossy rock... lot's of acorns sway on the old branches of the tree...


(Hahaha! if this game had Achievements, Moondrop would definitely have achieved "the Explorer" achievement!)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 05, 2020, 04:06:50 PM
Moondrop goes to have a look inside the cave.

(Just for kicks, we'll do a die roll. Moondrop gets a 5.)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 06, 2020, 03:09:34 AM
First Antaka just looks stunned at Mehadirn, than she hears Wanders snort and can't stop herself to let pass a short giggle before her hand shuts her mouth with a tight clap. She hates herself to not be in controll but this great entrance she can't stand. This was brilliant!
She wonders about the golden rings on his wrists and ankles. In her tribes oral traditions a djinni is often bonded with gold chains and do not wear much. But shes from the desert - here ... She has seen naked men before but in this climate this is stupid.
She breathes a few short times to catch herself.
"Sorry" she bows her head shortly in apologies "Welcome. I'm Antaka. We don't have or need a leader so far. If you want to stay here you have to talk to Wander. He kinda owns this place." She gestured slack with her hand to the sitting Wander.
She sends to Wander: "I hope that was okay, because you took us in, you do decide. I do like him, he's funny..."

(I think I work on the Achievement: "Offending".  :lol But seriously: Mehadirn has had an awesome entrance! This overacting - She just can't stand it. Nor do I - gorgeous! ;D)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 06, 2020, 03:35:21 AM
Laluna is surprised to find that the weather really has warmed up! Her winter clothes won't be needed for much longer she thinks.

She turns her attention to Stormsong, who's clearly up for play! She lets out a chuckle and decides to lunge at the beast, ready to wrestle him, even though he's way bigger than Laluna.

(Laluna's roll:4. Mehadrin must have the achievement "Grand Entrance"! :D )
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 06, 2020, 04:48:09 AM

Moondrop steps inside a small cold little cave under the tree, Yare must have been freezing here... there is some grass on the floor for a bedding and a rag that looks like flags on Wander's wall has been used as a cover for the entrance to keep the cold out... the mood is surprisingly sad and lonely here, it can be sensed that someone struggling to survive has lived here while trying to live with the fact that all he loves is gone...

(Dice roll, she discovers something else than a physical object!)

Suddenly Moondrop's head hurts a little, then she recalls being lonely and afraid, she is tiny and no one cares for her, alone in the dangerous wilderness, she feels it so clearly how unequipped she is to survive... but then, a vision comes to her of someones warming hug and furs... she can clear as day remember Marut holding her hand and smiling gently at her... then, something happens, earth shakes... they are thrown into different directions... and haven't seen each other since... only now they have been reunited, they really DID live together for a while!...

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Mehadrin stomps his foot on the ground angrily after being laughed at, her lower lip is more stuck out from his face than anything! a pouting little princess! Toad happens to come down also and says...

"Do not pout, this is an improvement, is it not?..."

Mehadrin turns to look at him ans suddenly slaps him like a little diva... Toad stands there for a moment... Mehadrin says...

"Improvement to YOUR place... but still not worthy of me..."

Toad says...

"well, now you can find your own place..."

Mehadrin looks at him and says...

"what? little while ago you accepted my warmth with open arms..."

Toad states...

"Yes... a thing I deeply regret, then I had no knowledge of what kind of person you really are... now, I will not care of you any longer... good day..."

He bows and decides to go back up, not wishing to stay with them... Mehadrin lifts his nose and says...

"Well who needs YOU anyway..."

then he looks at Antaka...

"So... another redhead in MY territory... beware, darling, I am more fiery than you..."


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Laluna lunges at Stomsong who acts as it cannot get out from under her and slightly bites Laluna's clothes while tossing and turning on his back he lets a playful growl!...then suddenly Laluna sees something in the distance looking at them! a some kind of small goat like animal with while fur!... it does not flee... it seems like it might be a pet of the humans... it starts quickly walking towards them and baaing! as if it feels it has been saved from the wilderness!---

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 06, 2020, 07:29:48 AM
(Aww, the goat is sooo sweet!!! Love it. )

slightly bewildered what just happend Antaka stares at Mehadrin. Why did he slap Toad? That was absolutely unnecessary. No wonder Toad broke up with him. She would have done the same. (by what she saw she thinks they had been a couple but ended in great dislike. Being gay is normal to her and her tribe)
"I do not doubt your fiery as I witnessed your temper, as you might have noticed I am standing right here. I would like your further Argumentation being without the use of hitting people, if you don' t mind." She smirks shortly. "Oh! We do have a nice warm forest downstairs, maybe that fits your wishes?"
She was tempted to send to Wander to just shut the floor if Mehadrin was downstairs. But that was mean and just a very short thought. She had been mean enough lately, maybe she has become the monster of her dream? Not bloody but vicious. She needs to get back to her tribe away from this foreign people with foreign habbits she dislikes. Or she just needs to clear her head...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 06, 2020, 07:51:42 AM
Mehadrin sits down and moves his hands over his legs, as if they are aching...

"Forest? what would I want from a nasty old forest?... No... I will stay right here... so that Wander there... that sick blind guy? he is the leader?..."

Wander looks a bit offended as Mehadrin just said he was sick and blind, but then Mehadrin bounces up and surprisingly seductively walks to Wander, and sits on his lap! Wander  looks totally baffled and worried of the sudden contact!... Meharing looks at Wander's face...

"hmmmh... but there is something there... you are quite the looker... at least you don't have an ugly nose and haircut as Toad has... so... how big is this... territory of your... oh leader..."

Wander looks surprisingly angry...

"Excuse me??..."

Mehadrin slightly strokes his chest...

"there now, don't be angry... I'm just... afraid... alone... Toad left me to the mercy of starvation... but... you look... kinder..."

Wander looks at Mehadrin and doesn't like his approach, he doesn't know him and he sits on his lap!... Wander's eyes seek out for Antaka, so he knows he is not alone with Mehadrin... Wander says angrily...

"please, sit somewhere else... my legs are getting tired..."

But Mehadrin doesn't listen and strokes his chest again, Wander pushes him off his lap and surprisingly seems more chief material than usually when he says...

"I told you not to sit there! know your place and don't touch me ever again!..."

Mehadrin rubs his butt on the ground...

"Owie!... you are mean!... I must be treated like a flower!..."

Wander looks at Antaka... he seems worried that Mehadrin said something mean to Antaka before...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 06, 2020, 01:31:09 PM
("Wander looks at Antaka... he seems worried that Mehadrin said something mean to Antaka before... "I don't understand what you mean with -said something mean...before-. Before Mehadrin gets into the cave? Why is Wander worried?)

Antaka gets between both of them to step in if something will happen. "Flowers don't get hurt when tossed on the floor. They don't get broke, they just regrow. They can be cut and just regrow. Do you want be handled like this? Okay. If you don't accept peoples wishes I will plant you outside next to the dead monster. So sow yourself on a fluffy fur and lets have a nice little chat. Where do you come from and how did you ended up here? And why you want so desperately talk to a leader?" she wasn't sure what will happen next but she was sure to aid Wander because he is sick. Or kind of. What a successful push that have been...

(Antaka will interfere if Mehadrin tries to touch Wander again. She will grab him or shove him back again. But without much force. Dice 2)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 06, 2020, 02:09:58 PM
(I meant when Mehadrin and Antaka were talking, just before he went on sat on Wander's lap, Mehadrin was a little sassy towards Antaka)

Mehadrin pouts and sits on the floor and angrily says to Antaka...

"I was talking an´bout a delicate and beautiful flower, not about a WEED like you!..."

Wander looks at Mehadrin and booms...

"DO NOT insult her like that!! Antaka is not a Weed!... I'm beginning to realize why Toad wished to forget everything about you!..."

Mehadrin looks in the other direction like his bored, not caring if someone shouts at him or threatens him, he explains to Antaka...

"I am from a beautiful place called Aman... it is surely something far better than what ever hole you crawled from... There I did what I do best... was beautiful and charmed anyone who could promise me a better life... I started way down... but in the end I was at the top... and my beauty finally bought me what I sought after most... freedom... my beauty alone saved me from slavery.... years and years of slavery... and..."

He looks with this sharp green eyes at Antaka...

"I have no plan of being at the bottom again... I have no plan of talked to like dirt... I am better... I NEED better..."

Slowly he rises, looking almost angry in his passion to be in the top...

"I DESERVE better!... I am beauty incarnate!..."

Wanders anger towards Mehadrin fades a little when he heard Mehadrin was a slave... Mehadrin might be very broken from the inside because of his place of origin... Wander gently touches Antaka's arm, as if the ask her not to lose her temper towards the red headed princess...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 06, 2020, 02:56:25 PM
Antaka understands Wanders Gesture. She was called a bird and now a weed, okay, that seems to be the use here. She understands now why Mehadrin was so eager to talk to the Leader. But how did he get up from the bottom with being a jerk? So the golden Rings are from being a slave.
"How did you end up here, if you earned your freedom and your place on the top in this beautiful place called Aman? Did you leave Aman willingly or have you been ripped out and tossed to this place like a common weed?"


Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 06, 2020, 03:08:48 PM
(Damn! I wished antaka would shake him up a bit!)

"I am no common weed, don't mix me up with you..."

Mehadrin says,then looks away..

"I had to leave Aman, As the one who was giving me the sweetest of life full of luxuries was suddenly assassinated... I might have been recaptured as a slave... so I ran... lived a couple of years with whoever could afford me... but then... I got pulled to this, horrid place!.."

Mehadrin lifts his arm to his forehead very dramatically!...

"It is so cold here! nothing beautiful anywhere! I almost STARVED!... and then, I met Toad..."

Mehadrin calms down...

"He helped me to stay alive, and I figured he had the most so I seduced him... with face like he has, he was so desperate for someone to love him, what a fool... no one will love someone so ugly... and to even believe that a thing like love exists! what a joke! Well with him I pretended... until he couldn't give me more... he was a waste of my time... but here, I might find someone to take care of me..."

Mehadrin hugs himself... then looks at Antaka with his sparkling eyes...

"So... I wonder who will have me... maybe you could keep me warm, hmh?..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 06, 2020, 04:09:18 PM
(I'm not sure how Antaka could shake him up. He doesn't seem to bother... But on my way to the achievement... Platinum trophy here I come :lol)

"Keep you warm..?" Antaka accented every word. His overacting was still a laughing bit but she was angry in an instand how he speaks about Toad. Only because of his appearance! This little stripe of hair at Mehadrins chin don't look sexy at all! "I don't get the concept of your way to the top. Aman must be populated with stupidity. What should I give you if I'm just a weed? Do you even listen to yourself? So you get out of slavery and now let others be your slaves? You need help to stay alive? Can you do anything by yourself? Do you need assistance to have a dump, like an old man?" she turns to Wander. "Please let me plant it outside, please."

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 06, 2020, 04:18:11 PM
(you know what I mean! a little bit of punching never hurt anybody!)

Mehadrin looks at her again brushing her anger off like it's nothing...

"Darling... You do have more than me... you have a role here... you have beads, you have a weapon... you have lots of clothes..."

Mehadrin leans towards her, slightly touching her with his shoulder, he is obnoxious but there is something surprisingly pleasant about his scent... He looks Antaka deep in her eyes...

"and you look warm... and its very cold here... hold me..."

Wander looks at Antaka and tries to calm her down...

"Maybe he has had a rough night when Toad wasn't around? maybe he is mean because of hunger?..."

Mehadrin just leans on Antaka and looks her in the eyes...

"My pretty warrior... do you not like what you see?..."

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 06, 2020, 05:34:46 PM
(ROFL - Mehadrin oh my goodness - * wipes tears out of my eyes* I can't punch him with no reason. And he is taller than me, isn't he? But the idea of Antaka carry's him outside to plant him like a Flower in the ground just hunts me now. I have to draw this  :lol )

"Maybe he can go for a hunt if he is hungry", Antaka snarled to no one in particular and moves away from him in hope he might fall off the seat. "Maybe he learns not to insult the ones he begs for help later on." She looks at Wander. He makes her wonder. He definitely has a softspot but his words spoken in anger have been strong and mighty. She looks back at Mehadrin. "Do you wear clothes as one give you some? You brushed the furs away like you never wanna see them again. Nearly naked seems to be the only thing you can get anything. But nah, not my type. A pity I don't like a lot of you. The thing I like is that you're funny. You talk without any common sense, you act weird and you don't listen. Really I can't take you seriously." she bows slightly in his direction. "Not a good start to convince me to do anything, thistle" She pushes him away if he gets to close. This scent makes her uneasy. There was something going on, maybe this was the reason the people did what he wanted?
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 06, 2020, 11:18:04 PM
Mehadrin almost falls over when Antaka suddenly moves... He looks at Antaka from beneath his flaming red hair... it is surprisingly hard to look away from him, even if he is a jerk... Mehadrin says...

"Look... we both know it... we know how the world works... others are with you just because they want something from you, and it is not your personality... a lesson I learned young... and the thing everyone wants is my body... that is a thing I can give you if you give me something back..."

He seems so sure of his words, it is surprisingly sad that he really thinks that is the way the world works.. Mehadrin stretching says...

"Like my parents, they gave me up to be a slave for wealth..."

Toad happens to come back down, looks at them but doesn't want t strike a conversation with them, he goes to Wander...

"my Good man, I would like to ask of a favor... could you assist me on obtaining few of these heatstones? amount that fit's a bucket would do well..."

Wander nods and focuses... soon the stone floor moves and heatstones rise from the ground, Mehadrin SCREAMS like a woman in horror movie and immediately hugs Antaka to feel safer!...

"Wha-What just happened?? what was that!?! i-is it dangerous?? am I safe??..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 07, 2020, 07:53:04 AM
Moondrop leaves the cave hoping her aching head will be soothed by moving outside the small dark cave. She drops down to sit, breathing deeply as she tries to grasp at the memories.

Could she really have known Marut before? In all of her memory, she can't ever recall meeting another elf before. Now, to have run into Marut twice in a hand-span of seasons seems incredible. Still, someone must have taught her to speak and hunt. And the fact that she has suddenly been placed near him makes it reasonable to think that it has happened before. It could have happened many times, too long ago for her to remember. Maybe there is some connection drawing them together.

She thinks of the nightmares that Antaka and Laluna had, seemingly related to this "danger in the mountain." Could it somehow be bringing her these memories as well?

Marut said he had no memories of being in a tribe, but she decides to go talk to him again.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 07, 2020, 08:03:41 AM
Moondrop walks to Marut's den and finds him sitting near a boiling pot, he tosses pieces of sinew, cartilage and fat into it as he is cleaning the rendeer carcass... Marut's hands look like they have seen a lot of work like this... His bow is near him at all times, it too is worn from use... Marut's silvery eyes turn to look at her...

"Still hungry?..."

He asks while making room for her to sit...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 07, 2020, 08:50:11 AM
Moondrop sits down but shakes her head at the offer of food.

"The strangest thing just happened. I went to Yare's cave, and suddenly had a memory of being abandoned. I was young, but you found me, and cared for me. Then the earth rumbled and cracked and we were torn apart."

She looks at him intently to see his reaction. "Could that have happened?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 07, 2020, 10:03:18 AM
Marut stops what he is doing for a second... The slowly turns to look her into her eyes... He doesn't say anything, just looks at her, puzzled... The fact that he doesn't immediately brush it off makes it feel like it really could have happened... Moondrop looks at his bearded face, the thing She remembers clearly is that he wasn't so hairy back then... Marut slowly turns his gaze back to the boiling put... Moondrop even knows what he is making, was to cover his bowstring... His own brew... Marut looks at her again with an apologetic smile...

"If I Lost you... That means I never was that good of a father to you... I'm sorry..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 07, 2020, 12:30:02 PM
"Ah, well..." Moondrop says while standing up and brushing off her hands. "What's done is done."

He is so obviously in the hunt that she doubts he'll know any more information about her history, but there is something he might know.

"Have you seen any strange animals about?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 07, 2020, 02:37:25 PM
"Strange animals?..."

Marut asks and looks at her eyes again, clearly trying to remember the past... and looking sad as he doesn't remember such an important event... but suddenly Marut asks...

"You think we could be related?.... I don't know why I feel that way... but I remember holding a baby for... someone... blood related... faces are long since lost to me... but that baby... kinda looked like you..."

Marut looks at his hand, he has five fingers and she has four, Marut doesn't know how it could be...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 07, 2020, 05:33:55 PM
"Could be." Moondrop picks up a fallen twig and idly stirs the boiling pot. "We're meeting now. It could be we've known each other before, though neither of us remembers it."

Her expression turns wistful. "Alone, hunting, foraging...it's easy to forget that time is passing. Snow falls, the world turns green, then dies again. You don't know how many times."

She is quiet for a time, then snaps back from wherever her mind was. "But something is bringing back these memories. Why now?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 08, 2020, 12:59:58 AM
"Yeah..."

Marut says when Moondrop mentions how easy it is to forget when living the life of a lone forager in the woods... He looks back at her...

"I'm sorry I forgot..."

But then when She mentions the sudden memories, Marut nods...

"I have noticed that too, I've been remembering things from the past... like something is knocking on the doors of my mind here... but... I do not know what it is... I've also seen... ummh... vision... of sorts? dreams?... like the mountain over there is... evil somehow?... that is why I don't want to go near it... and sometimes at nights I've heard... strange screams from the darkness..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 08, 2020, 05:37:32 AM
Laluna growls and giggles playfully when she "wrestles" with Stormsong. The physical activity helps her clear her mind.

She suddenly halts when she sees a white, fluffy creature a few paces away from them. She's even more curious when it baa's and approaches them.

"Well this is something! Are you lost, little one?" she speaks to the creature, even if she knows it doesn't understand. She's surprised that it doesn't seem to be scared of Stormsong.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 08, 2020, 05:45:41 AM
the Goat happily rushes towards her! it is hungry and thirsty and unable to survive on it's own even if it's fur is long and white... it has been so used to getting what it needs from someone that it has no idea how to search for it's own food... as it rushes to Laluna for safety and comfort, Stormsong suddenly crouches down licking its lips! he is ready to lunge!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 08, 2020, 06:15:34 AM
Laluna is surprised to see how utterly without fear the goat runs toward her! It must've been lucky to survive on its own this far.

Laluna notices Stormsong's pose just as the goat's getting near them. Laluna pounces on top of Stormsong's face, holding his snout.

"Stormsong, wait! This one is not food!" she exclaims.

(Laluna's roll: 5)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 08, 2020, 07:02:35 AM
(Stormsong Rolls 3! Laluna wins!)

Laluna Jumps on top of his face and manages to keep him under control, Stormsng tries to get away from Laluna's grasp but soon both hear licking... the Goat gently licks Stormsong! Stormsong is so surprised that it snarls at the goat... the Goat slightly moves it's tiny Goat tail and comes closer to get warm near Stormsongs big body, Stormsong jumps and backs away, the goat follows, suddenly Stormsong loses his shit because the animal keeps following! He runs away while leaving a yellow piss stream on the snow! he got scared because the animal kept coming at him!... the Goat baas longingly after him but quickly turns to Laluna for warmth...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 08, 2020, 07:28:46 AM
(Yay! Go Laluna!)

Laluna struggles to keep the big wolf at bay, but to her and Stormsong's surprise the goat seems totally fearless of Stormsong! Laluna stares at it incredulously when it licks Stormsong, and forgets to hold Stormsong back... She's even more surprised at Stormsong's reaction, and cannot but laugh when he runs away from the tiny goat!

She looks at the goat smiling and curious, when it finally gives up on following Stormsong and comes back to Laluna.

"Now, what are you to be called? Wolfsbane?" she laughs.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 08, 2020, 12:13:56 PM
the Goat just happily responds to her question...

"Baaa-aaa!..."

and shakes its tiny tail again... Laluna notices that there is a bit of rope amidst the Goats woolly fur... it is too thick to be an elven rope and it smells of humans!... the Goat really has been a pet for the humans, maybe it was even intended to be a sacrifice for the mountain but it escaped... the Goat rubs it's head on Laluna... it likes her... the Goat Baas again, clearly asking for food...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 08, 2020, 04:41:30 PM
More talk of the evil in the mountain! Screams and dark twisting things sprouting in yet another mind. Moondrop throws the stick she was holding into the bushes in frustration.

She asks Marut, "Why do you stay here?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 08, 2020, 06:07:23 PM
As Mehadrin jumps in fear at Antaka she is surprised. She could not believe he freaked out this fierce. He hugs her and his ominose scent is once again near her. Feared herself by the smell she brusts out in panic and pushes Mehadrin away from her. She don't care how he would fall she just want him to be gone. That smell was ... nice... she don't want that! She fears to be ensnared. poisend, enchanted, robbed of her free will. By his strange kind of magic.

(But she diced a 1 - oh, man, so she's stuck with him  :lol)




Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 09, 2020, 01:50:02 AM
Marut looks at her...

"Because this if where I happened to stop..."

He has no greater explanation...

"I will move on when the feeling strikes me..."

He apparently stops and moves depending on his mood... Marut looks at her...

"And I kind of want to know what the screaming thing is, maybe something new I can hunt down?... You do not seem to want to be here... where do you want to go?..."

-------------------------------------------

Antaka tries to get Mehadrin off her but somehow can't seem to do it! maybe she is under his spell already!?! Mehadrin looks horrified of what happened, he has not seen magic before and it really scared him!...

"Warrior! Keep me safe!!..."

he begs of her, Toad looks at Mehadrin and shakes his head, he rolls the heatstones into a wet pelt and starts to carry them outside.. thanking Wander of his help... Wander just stares puzzled at Antaka and Mehadrin...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 09, 2020, 02:01:22 AM
Laluna gently strokes the goat's woolly fur. She thinks they could use it to make warmer bedding, but she doesn't want to take the cute, trusting little thing's life. She's surprised to find a rope on its neck. It really must've belonged to the humans, as it has the weird smell on it, too.

"Let's take you inside, it's a bit warmer there." she talks to the goat and gently guides it by the leash inside the tower. It probably doesn't need that much warmth, but the tower should provide security from other predators. Laluna smiles when she thinks that Stormsong might have to adjust to their new friend for a while...

When they get inside, Laluna tries to remove the rope from the goat's neck. She doesn't want it to feel like a prisoner anymore.

(Laluna's roll: 6!)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 09, 2020, 02:19:11 AM
the Goat kindly follows her inside, taking the rope off is easy and she gains a piece of good sturdy rope! a little big for elven hands but it can be used for something... the Goat baas gently and rubs it's head on Laluna's clothes, then Laluna notices it has udders and they are full of milk! it is a girl goat! her udders look like they are so filled it milk that is's pretty uncomfortable for her... the goat was so small she thought it was a young goat but clearly it is an adult... suddenly the door moves and another elf with pure white skin marches in! his pinkish eyes immediately turn towards her and then scan the surroundings... without saying a word he threads downstairs when he spots the trapdoor...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 09, 2020, 02:34:24 AM
Laluna examines the rope and wonders if it could be taken apart to make a few thinner ropes. She carefully puts it aside.

She gently removes some clumps of snow from the goat's fur, when she notices her full udders.

"Oh, you're a girl! Have you lost your little ones..?" she asks it. Laluna didn't see any kids outside, only this goat... She needs to help the goat and milk her, but she doesn't know where to put the milk.

As she's just getting up to go downstairs to look for a vessel, she is startled when an unknown elf steps in through the door! She stares at him, frozen when he seems so serious. When she sees him head downstairs, she gets worried.

"H-Hey? Wait!" she heads after him.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 09, 2020, 02:47:03 AM
(slippery Mehadrin can't get shoved away  ;D)

"Get off me! Please leave me alone!" Antaka screamed panicing. She don't want to be a Lovemate to someone she dislikes so far just because of his poisoners scent. Her head just spins and she forced herself with great effort to think. She don't get what just happend, why Mehadrin just freaked out or what anyone in the cave is doing or saying. She need to get rid of him. But how? "I can't protect you if you clutch me so tight! Leave me! Go away!"
Her pondering heart rushes in her ears. She starts to tremble in fear and a disgusting though with a tempting voice creeps in her mind. 'Just stab him, stab him to get free.'
"Noooooo!", she screams and pull all the effort in pushing him away.

(This time I diced a 6. Maybe the dice sensed her panic. If she manage to push him away- or they just part - she will get away from him as far as possible. Near Wander for a kind of solidarity. She will rise her spear to threaten Mehadrin not to come near again. Without intention to really use it)

Edit: maybe she have to use it in another situation. Yare comes in... dun-dun-duuuuunn :shocker
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 09, 2020, 02:58:34 AM
the elf says nothing and continues downward until he reaches the floor with, Toad, Antaka, Mehadrin and Wander... Meanwhile Antaka manages to finally free herself of the tumor called Mehadrin! he drops to the floor on his butt again! and gasps for air, looks so HURT while looking at Antaka, his lower lip stands out again in a pouting manner! Suddenly an all white elf appears from the stairs! Wander notices him and slowly stands up...

"... Yare?... Yare! you are alive! Oh I'm so glad to see you!..."

Wander opens his arms as they both head towards one another, but Yare does not accept his hug, he pierces Wander with his sharp cane!... then pulls the stick out, blood starts pouring between Wander's legs on to the floor... Wander asks quietly...

"... why?..."

Toad immediately attacks Yare to get the weapon away from him! Yare doesn't resist and lets the cane get knocked off his hand... Wander slowly collapses to the floor... Mehadrin screams again and backs to to a wall!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 09, 2020, 03:12:32 AM
Laluna hurries downstairs, only to see the unknown elf stab Wander! She's shaken by the sight and takes support from the nearby wall. Why would anyone hurt a fellow elf?? Mehadrin's screaming doesn't help the agitation at all.

When Toad disarms the assailant, Laluna gets a hold of herself and rushes to Wander's side. She removes his clothing as fast as she can to get to the wound. She needs to heal him fast, and even then, she's not sure that the sick elf can survive this...

(Laluna's roll: 5)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 09, 2020, 03:50:41 AM
Antaka watches in shock she had not seen this coming. As Toad disarming the stranger successful and also very fast she haste to Wander. She pulls out her Hood and presses it onto the wound, makes way as Laluna appears, holding Wander to comfort him on the stone floor. Ready to hold him if he moves to much and have a look if he keeps breathing.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 09, 2020, 04:08:42 AM
Toad forces Yare to the ground and sits at his back and keeps a holf of his arms, Yare does not resist at all...

Wander breathes very lightly and look at them, it is clear that he does not know why his tribemate attacked him... HE looks slowly at them working so Hard to save his life... Wander gently smiles at them... He whispers...

"... It is okay... It is okay... I was... Dying already..."

He gently tries to comfort them... Laluna notices that by some strange luck, the cane had missed all the wital organs, but he is still bleeding bad...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 09, 2020, 04:34:19 AM
Laluna is too focused on finding out the extent of Wander's injuries to pay much attention to his words. She's relieved to find that the cane has missed the vital parts because her healer's skills aren't fully developed yet. But she knows she can try to stop his bleeding.

She breathes out, focusing on the healing and lays her hands on his wounds, starting to mend the broken veins with magic.

(Laluna's roll: 1! Nnnnoooo!!!)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 09, 2020, 04:41:42 AM
"No, no Wander, you are going to see your homeforsst again. Even if I had to carry you. You do not die on us! It is not time to go now."
Antaka holds him tight, looks at Toad and his secured prisoner.
"Why did he do that? Who is he? Ask him!" She bids Toad and looks to Laluna. She don't want to distract her but she is eager to ask, if she can help her somhow. So she holds Wander. "It will be allright, stay with me"

Edit; Laluna, nooooooo.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 09, 2020, 07:05:08 AM
Laluna tries to focus but she cannot do so, all the blood on the floor the though of his life slipping away! it all is stopping her from focusing! suddenly Wander gently touches her arm... looks at her in the eyes...

"thank you... .... for trying...."

a little gasp escapes his pale lips and he falls unconscious... Antaka feels him getting limb in her grasp, he stops responding to them... both Antaka's and Laluna's hands are covered in his blood... Yare looks at Wander slipping but feels no remorse at all...

(I threw three times, none of them one so he is still alive but worsening by the second!)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 09, 2020, 07:30:22 AM
Laluna turns pale when she realizes that she's losing Wander. Her hands seem to just slip with all the blood everywhere... She's about to panic when Wander's touch grabs her attention. She looks into his eyes and feels that his life is literally in her hands now. She finds the determination to try again. She doesn't want to lose him!

(Laluna's roll: 5! Maybe there's hope!!)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 09, 2020, 08:43:53 AM
Antaka feels Wander goes limb and eyes him closer. As she sees Laluna shortly stop in her attempt she says coforting "Don't give up, he's still breathing, you can make it" she uses the break to wipe some blood from him to give Laluna a short blood free spot to see something. The hood was covert in blood now.
She bows down to control his breathing and in her helplesness she talks to him with silent words. "Listen to my words, Wander let them guide you. Stay with us. I will tell you the tale of Odmar the halfmanfish. Grab on the words, don't get lost. You can't go till the story is over" Eyeing him and Laluna she starts to tell the tale in a silent tone.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 09, 2020, 10:36:27 AM
They both work hard to keep him alive, And finally they get him more stable, but he has lost a lot of blood... he looks even more frail than usual, laying in the floor, hiss hair is a tangled mess of his own blood and his clothes are soaked in it as well... Laluna finally manages to close the wound for good, but his body quickly gets colder as there is not enough blood to give him warmth... Yare notices that they somehow managed to save Wander and flips out! Toad keeping him restrained on the floor...

"Y-YOU!! what have you done!?! he should DIE! He MUST die for all the things he has done! he is monster, not an elf!! let go of me! LET GO!!"

Toad doesn't let him up, just looks at him with a very judging look...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 09, 2020, 12:30:29 PM
Laluna hears Antaka's encouraging words and finds the will to keep healing. She closes her eyes when she strains to work her magic faster. She gasps for air when she finally manages to close the wound, able to breathe more freely. She notices that his body gets colder.

"W-We need to carry her closer to the heatstone... He needs to stay warm." she says, rising on her wobbly feet. The healing has taken her strength away, but she seems calmer now that Wander is somehow stable.

"Thank you..." she says to Antaka, touching weakly her shoulder. Laluna's not sure she could've kept going without her words.

When the unknown elf starts yelling at them, Laluna turns her eyes toward him.

"...Why..?" she repeats Wander's words to him.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 09, 2020, 01:05:19 PM
Antaka touches Lalunas Shoulder in return, then jumps up, fetches two of the furs and trows them in Lalunas grab. "Take a breath, cover him, I can' carry him alone." Furious Antaka grabs her spear and rushes to Toad with his prisoner. She turns her spear upside down and hits Yare in her momentum with the wood against the top of his ear.
"You bastard! You don't have the right to demand anything! Why did you do that?! Who are you? Answer!"

(Dice 4 to be threatening)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 09, 2020, 01:54:45 PM
(Yare rolled 4 also! so he isn't scared but willing to talk...)

Yare's pinkish eyes turn to Antaka...

"I am Yare... once I was his right hand... Trust me! He will betray you the same way he betrayed his own tribe... that's why!... the dead... my tribemates... they want revenge!..."

Yare's eyes turn towards Wander with burning hatred...

"He was our chief... our leader... he brought us to this frozen wasteland... seeking for some treasure... he didn't find it... and when his place as a chief was threatened... he sent us all to a suicide mission! he KNEW there was something deadly in the mountain! our scouts did not return!... still he sent us there... while he holed up here like a coward..."

wrinkles rise to the side of Yare's nose in disgust when he thinks about it all... then Yare's expression turns to angry but saddened...

"I bet he has already fed you lies... to cover up for himself... ... please... do not let him live... not after what he has done... please..."

Yare slowly lowers his head, his white hair hanging over his face...

"I do not care what you do to me.... just... don't let him live..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 09, 2020, 02:56:13 PM
Thunderstruck Antaka stood still. The heart of the mountain, Wander send them there?
She hasn't trusted all he told them, but if she thinks back she can't hardly remember all. He wanted to open a hole to look for trolls. There are no Trolls beneath them, but they could have been. He told his tribe was killed and he found their parts. He told a scout came back, told him of this cave. His tribe leaved him here to die. He had made his throne down here and he has the voice of a chief as he shouted at Mehadrin. The dreams they had... Do they come from him? To lure them up there. It seems they are a better use to keep them away from there. He can't planed to send them there, he said to stay away from it.
"I can't cramp that all together", she whispered and walks up and down to get her head clear. Anger still pulsing through her veins.

"Are you the only one, who survived? How?" she asks. "What is in the cave? A monster? The monster that lay dead outside and rot?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 09, 2020, 03:38:24 PM
"I hope.... someone else survived... but I... I... could not sense them when sending... none of them... not even unconscious ones... none... emptiness... death..."

Yare says and slowly lifts his tormented sad eyes to Antaka's gaze..

"It... it happened so fast... I... I was with them... We never reached the cave... it suddenly got dark... even if it wasn't night... light just... left the place... then a horrible blizzard... one... one of us... slipped and fell down the mountain... he was dead when he hit the ground... the sound... sound of his bones cracking... was clear..."

Yare takes a long pause, haunted by the sound of someone he knew dying in such a way, he tries to push it back, he doesn't want to remember it all over again...

"We... thought it was too dangerous... but then... something came... a creature with the head of an elk! it... it struck others down so fast! death followed its every blow! we could not escape!... so... so much blood... so... so much..."

Yare suddenly seems even paler than before, and suddenly vomits just from the memory of it all!.. he shivers... his breathing is fast and tears start running down, a look of total despair is clearly on his face... he tries to calm himself but has hard time continuing his story...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 09, 2020, 05:02:53 PM
Moondrop stares at Marut as if he has two heads.

"You want to know what the screaming thing is?" She shakes her head as if to knock out the madness she's hearing. "Then you are a rabbit running into the wolf's jaws instead of away."

"Ever since I've found myself here, all I've heard are warnings of danger. It'd be foolish not to listen."

"Just because I ended up here doesn't mean I have to stay. I have nothing keeping here, and enough mind of my own skin to move on someplace safe."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 09, 2020, 05:20:08 PM
Marut nods, he is not stopping her... he tells her...

"But sometimes safe is not the place to be... not if it means leaving others to danger... and I have a feeling there are others needing help..."

Marut looks at the carcass on the ground... it is nearly all skinned and the meat stripped from the bones...

"Where ever you plan to travel, I wish you well... I... would have wanted to get to know you... but I will not stop you from leaving... our ways are our own, after all..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 10, 2020, 02:09:25 AM
Laluna barely catches the bundle of furs when she's so startled by Antaka's outburst at the stranger. She understands her anger and wants to hear an explanation from the stranger herself as well... but when Yare speaks, Laluna is dumbfounded as well. Could this really be Wander he is talking about? It seems as if he's talking of two different persons because Laluna can't imagine Wander putting anyone in harm's way... Yet the other elf has clearly gone through a lot of pain...

Laluna can't make anything of the situation. She carefully wraps the furs around Wander's unconscious body and watches his face in silence. Who are they to believe?

She decides that they can't know for sure when Wander cannot defend himself from the accusations. Laluna rises back on her feet and fetches the last bit of broth, taking it to Yare.

"It's cold... but it should make you feel better." she says with a weakened voice, handing the bowl to him. Laluna can see that he hasn't been eating properly... and she can't bring herself to blame Yare before they know more about the situation.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 10, 2020, 05:59:24 AM
Monster with elk head? The elk head that fallen down next to her and Moondrop on their bird hunt? So it is dead. Or the dead monster outside? She wasn't sure what an elk exactly look like. She asks Toad in sending.
"Can he mean the monster we killed? What do an elk look like?"

She took a step back as he vomits on the floor. "Or dear" she mourn. She can no longer be mad enough to kill him. He does look underfeat and pale like a ghost. And his story is shockingly horrible.
She looks at his from her hit very red ear and moans, gives Laluna space to reach him.
She does stay alarmed to protect her. And Toad still holds him secure. So, if anything happen she will interfere.

(I absolutely adore Lalunas character. She is a real person I would like a lot. Diced a 5 to protect her from harm - I don't think Yare would do harm to her, but who knows? She healed Wander...)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 10, 2020, 06:18:18 AM
Moondrop stares at the fire as she thinks about what Marut has said. She recalls her own words to Stormsong that the pack is stronger together. And she never would have defeated that monster on her own. She goes pale just thinking about meeting another one alone.

Somehow she had thought of the danger being connected to the place where the others are and being away was safe, but it might be safer if they are all together.

"You said you thought there were others that may need help, and there are. Why didn't you go with Yare to them?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 10, 2020, 06:29:47 AM
Toad sens Antaka a vision of an elk, it is something like they found dead next to the tower, but that might have been a head of an actual elk... Toad sens to Antaka...

"I do not know what to make of this, but his anger and shock are no lie... something has happened to him... Yet... Wander did not understand why he was attacked... something is missing here..."

Yare shivers a bit when Laluna offers him broth, he knows what he had done and doesn't know if he should accept... in the end he does, tears fall from his face as he drinks the broth.. suddenly sound of little hooves is heard, the Goat also walks downstairs to meet all of them... and because Toad is bend over, the most, she happily jumps on his back and just stands there... Toad looks very confused...

--------------------------------------------

Marut looks at Moondrop, despite harshness he has experienced surviving alone, his silver eyes are surprisingly kind...

"Because I think you need more help... yes he is not a survivor like we are... but we can easily track where he went later on... but you look so... lost... so I wanted to be here for you..."

Marut's bearded face turns to a little smile...

"what ever bothers you, I will always listen... and help you... like I should have done long ago..."

then suddenly a strange scream can be heard! it is... like a fox but not... there is a strange wooden sound to it as well... Marut says...

"there it is again! you see what I meant by it? I want to find out what is making that sound..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 10, 2020, 06:38:27 AM
Moondrop's eyes widen in surprise when Marut says that she needs help, but she almost jumps out of her skin when the scream starts.

She decides that she will stay with Marut and help him find the source of the scream. "How do we do that?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 10, 2020, 06:57:14 AM
"Like we are hunting for a prey... let us sneak and wait and watch..."

Marut says and he lifts his bow... he clearly doesn't want to attack the "prey" if it is something dangerous or completely harmless, he just wants to hunt it down simply to see what it is... the scream can he heard again and with it the strange wooden sound... it sort of sounds like a fox mating call but it is different...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 10, 2020, 09:29:29 AM
Moondrop stands and turns slowly. "Where is that sound coming from?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 10, 2020, 10:26:05 AM
They listen to the sound and it clearly comes from near by... Marut starts heading to the direction fast but quietly... they hear it again... they are getting closer... Marut peeks carefully over the juniper bushes... they hear other sounds too, something walking... it is smaller than a reindeer, and sometimes very light on it's step... it is also sneaking, hunting something...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 10, 2020, 12:02:22 PM
Laluna watches over Yare as he drinks the broth. Her gaze turns instinctively to his injured ear, but she knows that she must conserve her strength to help Wander later. Besides, she's not sure if her new tribemates would appreciate her healing a possible enemy...

Laluna turns her attention to the hatch when she hears the hooves. She had already forgotten the little goat! She chuckles when it jumps on top of Toad.

"Oh, right! This is Wolfsbane, our new "tribemate"..." she smiles.

(Aww, I'm so glad to hear you like Laluna, Yavia! She's not the strongest nor a very skilled character, but she tries her best to be kind to everyone. :) )
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 10, 2020, 05:22:05 PM
(That's what I like about Laluna! She is not the strongest and allways kind)
(I don't meant Antaka injured Yare's ear - I meant it will be like if you take a hit or fold your ear hard, it throb and be hot and uncomfortable,  - but not wounded. Antaka don't pierce a hole in it. No need to be healed.)

Antaka looks at the goat and gets it from Toads back. "That's no place to be, little one"  (I personally don't know how to deal with goats. Maybe she pulls it by the horns? Or lift's it up and away? Lifting seems more caring for her with goats.) She lifts it from his back and gets it back on the ground a few steps away. "Stay", she said. The goat looks at her.  She pulls out the last few droplets of dried and crumb brisket's she feeds her goats as reward from her pocket. She looks the goat up and finds it in good health but hungry and full of milk. She will need a bucket so much milk there was.
"Wolfsbane?", she wonders about the name. Her eyes watch Yare again, but he seems peaceful. She stroke the goat. "Is the broth empty? I need a vessel to milk her. It can hurt her if the udder is that full."Again she looks at Yare. Still drinking and peaceful.
"Can there be two Wanders? The one we meet and the one Yare is talking off? That can't be the same person. He reacts not like one who doomed his tribe and one of them comes back."  She was very interested to hear how Yare escaped, but how could she ask him to go on with his story if it stresses him so much?
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 10, 2020, 05:57:31 PM
Moondrop follows Marut cautiously.

(Roll of 6 if she should need it.)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 11, 2020, 01:27:45 AM
(Ah, now I see! I wasn't sure how hard Antaka hit him.  :D )

Laluna watches with curiosity how Antaka picks up the little goat. She seems to know a thing or two about them and Laluna decides that she must learn from her when she has time.

"Ah, her name... She earned it when she tried to make friends with Stormsong, and he got so scared that he ran away." Laluna smiles, amused. She wonders if the big wolf has got the courage to return...

Laluna looks around the place to see if there's another vessel for the milk. She wonders about Antaka's words of there being two Wanders. Could that somehow be true?

"The Wander we know seems very different from yours." she looks at Yare.

"He seemed heartbroken that many of your tribe had died... and left him here to die alone." she wonders aloud.

"When we came here, he was very worried that anything should happen to us, even so much to come out and seek us in his weak condition, when the tower was attacked." she looks at Yare, studying his expressions.

"So far we know that there's bad magic in the mountain, which affects even the weather here... maybe it can also affect our hearts? Has Wander always been as you describe him?" she asks Yare.
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Post by: Berit on March 11, 2020, 02:23:56 AM
Antaka Lures to Wolfsbane off of toad's back, but something is... odd about this Goat, she has never one that looks like it... then Antaka understands what it is! it is a hybrid of a sheep and a mountain goat! it has coarse wool, a mixture of sheep soft wool and mountain goats harsher hair... it's udders are that of a female goat and it has tiny horns... Wolfsbane Baas softly and touches Antaka with her nose!... the last of the broth is is finally gone... the pot s empty, Yare seems sad and tired... but every time he looks at Wander the same anger rises to his eyes...

"No... he was a good but little too soft chief... then he got obsessed with some treasure and it all went horribly downhill from there! he became pushing us, harder and harder, forcing us to leave out home by lying that there was some disease spreading... all the exhausting, sorrow... death... he is the cause of it!..."

Yare shivers in anger... Toad says...

"indeed, it seems like a very different person than the Wander we know... but no one kills anyone while I'm here... we shall speak once Wander can do so..."

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Moondrop manages to sneak behind a snowy stump and happens close to the prey, and she sees it! it is the Foxhunter! the blood chilling scream can be head again as he blows into a whistle that is made to mimic fox calls... Moondrop managed to get right behind him and he has no clue she is there... he will most likely run away like last time if they try to talk to him... he has a little decorative ball made of fur in his clothes that has Stormsong's scent on it! he has been so close to the tower that he has collected his fur!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 11, 2020, 04:20:54 AM
Antaka smiled at the info about Stormsong. Hopefully he will come back but he was a wild animal after all. This goat not at all. Antaka wonders about the hybrid and takes a look at Toad to insure he will continue watching over Yare. She will clean her hands and the empty pot but hesitates. She have to go outside for it? If so she uses the water from her waterskin instead, warms her hands and start milk the goat.
"What kind of disease? First time I hear that. Wasn't it treasure he was after? Sounds to me Wander just snapped. But he don't seem to remember his horrible behaviour. He greeted you like a lost friend happy to see you again, Yare." when she has finished she offers the milk to anyone even Yare. He seems much hungry. "Did you see the death monster outside? Was it the one who killed your tribe?" She ask as soft as possible. She don't want him to vomit again that leads nowhere.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 11, 2020, 05:38:03 AM
Toad seems to be holding Yare firmly, even Mehadrin slowly comes forward and looks at Wander... Wolfsbane seems relieved to get some of the milk out so She rubs her nose on Antaka...

Yare seems hesitant to drink the milk at first and looks Antaka with his pinkish eyes, even his eyelashes are pure white... But slowly he accepts and takes a sip... He seems surprised of the it, he clearly isn't used to it bu doesn't hate the taste... The he talks..

"Yes, he convinced us that there was a terrible disease spreading, shoewed us animals that were killed by it... But now when I think about it, it all was suspicious... That the disease appeared out of no where when half of the tribe Did not want to go on Wander's crazy treasure hunt..."

Then Yare looks confused and asks...

" What dead monster outside? I saw no such thing near your tower..."
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Post by: Yavia on March 11, 2020, 06:33:52 AM
Antaka looks at each of them. Did Yare just came from the wrong direction or did the monster vanish? What bigger monster had the strengh to carry the body away?
Something on this place was terrible wrong...
 she eager to run outside and check if the dead body was still there. To check on herself if she dreamed the encounter or be hexed like Wander must have been.
"Should we go outside and check it?" She asks no one in particular but her look comes to a rest on Toad. "Should we took Yare with us? It can't hurt he gets some space between him and Wander and some fresh air."
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Post by: Czarine on March 11, 2020, 06:51:37 AM
Laluna listens to Yare's description of Wander in silence. Wander didn't give the impression of a crazy leader, even if he did have some signs of staying at the tower for too long alone.

Laluna looks puzzled when Yare speaks of no monster outside.

"But... surely you saw the great beast we killed? It looked a bit like a boar..." she asked, confused.

She looked at Antaka and Toad too. A carcass that large can't go unseen.

"It won't hurt to check. I will stay and watch over Wander." she nodded to Antaka.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 11, 2020, 09:24:30 AM
Toad nods and lifts Yare up, accidentally too high at first so Yare's feet hang above the ground, Then he lowers him to the ground level...

"Take good care of mister Wander, my magnificent Blue Jay..."

Wander says and bows a little to Laluna... Antaka and Toad drag Yare outside and as they arrive to the field where they fought the beast, only a carcass of a big boar is found laying there!... Toad jumps from the surprise...

"A-a boar!? But... But how??.."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 11, 2020, 04:51:21 PM
Moondrop feels foolish for letting her fear get the better of her before. She wanted to run away, and all that's here is a simple hunter making noise.

She looks around to see what Marut is doing and sends to him "What now? We won't get any answers if he sees us and runs."

She prepares to follow him as carefully as she can in hopes she won't be seen.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 12, 2020, 04:45:50 AM
Marut's sending is surprisingly muddled like he has hard time sending!...

"We... surprise attack... try to... get him down.... not... hurt him... just stop him... I lay in wait.... if he escapes.... you...."

He cannot send that well! it might have something to do with him being weirdly five fingered... the Fox hunter blows into his whistle again and looks around him... then he spots a little white fox, the fox hunter slowly bulls out his small bow...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 12, 2020, 06:54:16 AM
Moondrop nods to Marut in agreement with his plan. While the fox hunter is focused on aiming, Moondrop jumps at him.

Dice roll = 5
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 12, 2020, 07:31:39 AM
(Go Moondrop!!! :D )

Laluna goes to sit beside Wander. She's still feeling weak from the healing, but it's passing already.

She looks at his face in silence, thinking about the whole situation. Could Wander really have caused so much grief to Yare? She finds it hard to imagine.

Laluna decides to check if there's any milk left in the bowl. She wants to try if she could feed some of it to Wander, by dipping a piece of cloth into the milk that he could suck on if he cannot drink it. It just might be difficult when he's still unconscious.

(Laluna's roll: 5)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 12, 2020, 07:39:51 AM
Moondrop succeeds in completely surprising him, the hunter gets so scared he drops his bow and Moondrop shoves him face first in the snow! the fox runs away immediately when the ruckus starts, Marut also gets ion top of the fox hunter and the for hunter guards his face! he thinks a bit animal is attacking him! then slowly he sees they are elves! he seems to notice Moondrop is from the tower... finally he suddenly laughs...

"alright, Alright! you caught me!... hahaha! I thought you could not do it!..."

He looks at them with his dark eyes but smiles...

"well, now that we met, have you seen my brother? red haired, mostly nude, obnoxious... stupid beard..."


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Laluna sits beside Wander, he looks even paler than normally now that he has lost blood, his face is still beautiful but illness has left it's marks... Laluna dips the cloth and tries to get wander to drink, his swallowing reflex seems to be working luckily so Laluna gets some milk down... Wolfsbane lays down nest to Laluna and puts her head on Laluna's lap...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 12, 2020, 08:17:48 AM
(Ahaha, I misread the description to be "...red-haired, mostly rude, ..." and I thought "Yup yup! Sounds like Mehadrin!" :D )

Laluna is relieved when she finds that Wander swallows some milk from the cloth. She decides to give him as much milk as there's left on the bowl.

Laluna smiles when Wolfsbane joins Laluna in the task.

"Looks like you might be vital at getting Wander's strength back." she says to her and scratches her behind the ear.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 12, 2020, 09:24:01 AM
(Well he is nude AND rude! so both would have been accurate!)

Wolfsbane keeps her hear in Laluna's lap and clearly has a goatly smile when she receives ear scratches... she baas and wags her little tail, she has no idea what she is saying but wants to be part of the conversation... Wander suddenly lets out a moan... then he slightly opens his eyes and looks around, he looks at Laluna... and weakly touches her leg to really understand that she is there... he asks...

"Y-Yare?..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 12, 2020, 12:32:34 PM
Moondrop shakes her head that she hasn't seen his brother.

She points to the ball of fur he wears. "That's Stormsong's fur. Were you the one out in the terrible blizzard? What were you doing? Did you see us there? Why did you run away?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 12, 2020, 12:51:16 PM
The fox hunter smiles a bit mischievously...

"Yeah! that was me! and of course I ran away! lots of weird elves came after me like they had piss in their veins! Hahaha! You would've ran as well!... I'm just... not so fond of big groups... I feel nervous in them..."

His dark eyes look at Moondrop and he suddenly smiles, jokingly with a flirty expression...

"Well, you going to get off me or confess your love to me?..."

the hunter shakes his eyebrows...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 12, 2020, 03:05:24 PM
Laluna smiles when Wolfsbane seems so delighted of attention. She wonders if she was well cared for by her owners too because she's so trusting and social.

Laluna is startled when Wander suddenly lets out a moan! She's surprised to see him awake so soon, and it gives her hope of his quick recovery.

"He is alright... the others took him outside to cool off." she answers Wander's question and touches his arm to calm him down.

"You should rest now. You took quite a hit." she speaks to him in a calm way.

Laluna is curious to know Wander's side of the story, but he seems too weak to really talk...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 12, 2020, 03:24:29 PM
What an odd question, Moondrop thinks. "I just met you, I have no love to confess. As for getting off..."

She turns to Marut. "We've found your noise-maker. Do we let him go?"
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Post by: Berit on March 12, 2020, 04:04:23 PM
Wander gently grabs Laluna's hand into his... Wander's fingers feel a bit cold as he is in a bad shape, then he suddenly starts coughing heavily and has hard time breathing...

"I... I need to sit... my lungs..."

he says between gasps... forces himself into sitting position  as a little gurgling sound can be heard... he coughs out some fluid... then seems to breathe better but looks exhausted and accidentaly collapses to lean on Laluna, he looks at her...
"
... Hi...."

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the Fox hunter smiles at his own stupid joke, Marut thinks...

"hmmh... I see no reason to keep him pinned... but... he does seem a bit of a rascal... I have a feeling that he will bother us after this..."

the fox hunter says...

"Oh no! you've seen in my soul! is this, is this recognition??..."

he looks at Marut with the best in love face he can muster, Marut slightly kicks snow to his face!...

"stop that!... I don't want to hear any jokes about that awful thing!... who would want to recognize anyone??.."

Marut gets chills down his spine...
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Post by: Czarine on March 13, 2020, 03:31:11 AM
Laluna feels the cold in Wander's hands. His body needs more warmth, but Laluna isn't sure she can get him near the heatstone by herself.

She helps him to sit up and watches him, examining his cough, especially when she sees some fluid come out. She decides that she must try to find out what's wrong with his lungs.

Laluna is startled when Wander suddenly collapses, fearing that he lost his consciousness, but she's relieved to see he's alright. His close presence reminds her of the strange and scary moment between them a while ago and it makes her feel awkward.

"Y-You've lost a lot of blood... so be careful if you try to get up." she says, and tries to help him sit up properly. She feels irritated towards herself for being so skittish when near Wander. She should be helping him, not fear him.

"May I examine your chest again? I'd like to try to find out what's wrong." she asks. Maybe she could better understand his condition with touch and magic.

(Laluna's roll: 2.  :P )
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 13, 2020, 07:25:16 AM
Wander undresses his chest and lets Laluna examine him, she hears that his breathing is labored and there is some mucus on the airways... Wander keeps his eyes closed and looks tired again...  his chest and clothes are still bloody but the blood has started to dry up... Laluna doesn't manage to find anything new when examining him... but as she is listening, suddenly Wander puts his hand on top of Laluna's head, and pats it gently...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 13, 2020, 08:42:55 AM
Laluna frowns when she can't find out what is going on with Wander's lungs. She can hear that there's mucus and probably some fluid in his lungs, judging by his coughing earlier.

She notices that the blood is starting to dry on both of them. She makes a mental note of fetching some snow to clean up when she's startled by Wander's touch.

Laluna's cheek is partly smeared with blood when she lifts her gaze to his, confused.

"...Is everything alright?"
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Post by: Jeb on March 13, 2020, 09:32:01 AM
Moondrop stands up off of the fox hunter, dusting snow off her cloak. She doesn't understand what Marut and the fox hunter are talking about, but can see that it upsets Marut, so decides to move the conversation along.

"Well, there's that mystery solved. If the danger everyone is talking about turns out to be this harmless, then this area might be a good place to settle for a while. Close to water...lots of game..."

She pauses, thinking of the area she's been through and where she might like to den. Then she turns back to the fox hunter.

"You didn't answer my question. Why were you out in that terrible blizzard?"
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Post by: Berit on March 13, 2020, 04:54:33 PM
Wander just looks at Laluna with a gentle smile on his face... he looks her in the eyes for a little moment, but turns his gaze away. also nervous because of what they felt earlier...

"Yes... everything is alright... I just.... I am thankful... for everything..."

Blood on Wander's pale white skin looks so odd in it's contrast, like blood mixed with snow...Wander ponders about something and then looks a little sad all of sudden... he takes his hand off Laluna's head...

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The Fox hunter sighs...

"Ah! I hoped you would forget... well... fine... I have a hideout of my own... and I'm no stranger in hunting in blizzards and awful weathers... those are the times when my true prey shows itself... a fox with completely silver fur!... I am going to catch that fox!..."

Marut looks at the hunter for a moment but turns to look at Moondrop, the fox hunter immediately asks...

"So? are you lovemates?..."

Marut looks immediately anxious and then frustrated...

"No... no we are not..."

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Post by: Czarine on March 14, 2020, 01:39:03 AM
Laluna turns her own gaze away when she sees that Wander is also nervous. She can feel an awkward silence forming, and she dreads it. However, her compassion takes over the feeling.

"I can see that something saddens you..." she says timidly. She looks at the drying blotches of blood on his white skin and worries how much paler he's become of the blood loss...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 14, 2020, 08:38:42 AM
Moondrop shakes her head at this foolish stranger. Again he talks of love when there are other things to think about that matter!

"Is this your home?" She asks. "Do you have a tribe?"
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Post by: Berit on March 14, 2020, 04:56:02 PM
Wander looks sorrowful for a moment...

"I am sorry.... I... should not... try to be so close... I am sorry if I made you feel... uneasy..."

for a moment it is clear, Wander might want to feel even closer to others than he is... but he knows that others feel that he is too suspicious, for a moment he closes his eyes, like he feels that there is no way to climb over that wall and he is stuck on the other side of it... alone... Wander shakes from exhaustion... but suddenly forces himself up... he walks to his chair like it is the only companion he will ever know... he weakly says to Laluna...

"Thank you... please... go... have fun with the others... I will be fine... here..."

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The fox hunter shakes his head and smiles warmly...

"Nah... I don't have a home!... I left my tribe long ago... I never felt I was wanted there so I left... didn't say a word to anyone... and I partly feel that no one even noticed I am gone... or that they are happy about it..."

happiness in his eyes fade a bit even if he keeps smiling... but then his smile fades too... he tells them...

".... okay... the real reason I left... is when I found out what they did to my brother... ... they sold him him as a slave... to raise me... I... I could not... look them in the eyes anymore... and honestly... I don't know how I will ever make it up to my brother... all he had to endure... because of me..."

the fox hunter seems very sad, but then smiles and bounces up...

"but! it's none of your concern... sorry... shouldn't have said anything..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 15, 2020, 04:37:01 AM
Laluna looks confused and lost when Wander gets up and forces his body to return to the throne. She hears his words, but her expression turns determined. She walks to Wander and takes his hands in hers, even though they're stained with dried blood.

"You know I cannot do that." she looks at him in the eyes and continues with calm words.

"I'm a healer. I cannot rest or enjoy myself when someone is still... broken." she pauses for a moment. Laluna feels tired, but the worry and need to heal Wander is stronger. She feels a bit embarrassed all of a sudden.

"...I know I might feel distant to you, but I assure you, it's not... it's not you. I feel afraid, but I cannot really tell what it is that I'm afraid of..." she speaks timidly.

"But it shouldn't stop me from helping you... or you from being close to me. That itself is a form of healing."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 15, 2020, 06:39:42 AM
Wander sits on his throne keeping his eyes closed and breathing heavily... he  doesn't look at Laluna when he opens his eyes, just keeps his gaze somewhere on the floor...

".... Maybe you all should leave me... it cannot be coincidence that you all find me suspicious... Yare... ... Yare would not have attacked me... without a cause... ... what is happening to me?... something... ails my body... and my spirit... I feel it... I... I am so happy... that you tried to help me... I truly am..."

Wander says and gently pets Laluna's hands...

"but please.... please go..... don't sink with me... to where ever I'm going... live... be happy.... take care of the others...."

Wander looks very tired and sad... and loses consciousness again...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 15, 2020, 09:41:44 AM
"They sold your brother as a slave?!" Moondrop asks, aghast. "Whatever for? What would they need so much to give up one of their own?"

Some of the human groups she had followed had kept slaves, either of their enemies, or in some cases for reasons she didn't understand some were just born as slaves. From what she had seen it was usually a miserable life.

"Is your tribe nearby?" Moondrop doesn't want to come across his tribe. If they could treat one of their own that way, she worries what they would do to her.

But there is a tribe she knows was nearby. "Are you part of Wander and Yare's tribe? Did you come looking for treasure?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 15, 2020, 04:51:40 PM
the Fox hunter shakes his head...

"No... they are not near by... if we don't count my brother... I left them long ago and who knows how much distance I have put in between me and the tribe since then... I... honestly don't know what they gained... but they said they could not have afforded to keep me alive any other way... but I don't believe them......"

The fox hunter raises his dark eyes to Moondrop's...

"And I don't know this Yare of Wander... only that Wander is some sickly elf in the tower..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 16, 2020, 09:03:09 AM
"You must have been important to them for them to give up your brother to save you. Then you came here looking for him? Did you find him? Did you see anything strange? Any monsters from the mountain? Is that how you found the fox?"

Moondrop's curious mind is full of questions.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 16, 2020, 09:40:46 AM
Laluna listens to Wander's words, worried about his state. It seems he doesn't remember what he's done... and his sickness feels strange to her. Maybe it's somehow magical?

"We won't leave you..." she tries to reply to him but sees that he loses consciousness again. She thinks it might be because he's sitting upright, the blood left in him can't reach his head that well.

She decides to try to move the heatstone closer to his throne and collects the pillows she made earlier close to his throne. Then she carefully pulls Wander down from his throne on the pillows, propping him in a half-sitting position against the throne's base. That way the blood might circulate easier, and his breathing wouldn't be as difficult... she hopes. At least the heatstone should keep him warm.

She monitors his vitals for a while before she decides to take a vessel to bring in some snow and melt it, so she can wash them both from the dried blood.

"Take good care of Wander, would you?" she smiles at Wolfsbane before leaving.
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Post by: Berit on March 16, 2020, 03:04:30 PM
"Strange? well, the fox! I had seen it elsewhere but I thought I lost it forever... but then I found him here again!... other strange things? well... a strange... door? of sorts... it had this strange square hole?... but I don't know how to open it of what is behind it..."

the Fox hunter says and rubs his neck...

"But monster's... I haven't seen any monsters around... what... kind of monsters?..."

the hunter starts to look worried... Marut looks around him, also wondering what are the monsters Moondrop keeps talking about, he takes the subject very seriously...

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Laluna goes outside to fetch water, Toad and the others are still standing there and they clearly don't believe their eyes, Laluna also sees that the corpse of the monster is gone! in it's place there is a carcass of a wild boar!... Toad talks to Yare...

"I swear there was a great winged beast here! we slew it ourselves!..."

Yare doesn't look convinced at all...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 16, 2020, 06:37:15 PM
"Well, something threw the remains of an Elk at Antaka and I when we were hunting. All that remained were the head and the back bone."

"Then a horrid snarling beast attacked us from out of the snow." Moondrop's hand touches the hilt of her new dagger as if for reassurance that it is still there.

"Tell us more about this door. Where is it?"
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Post by: Berit on March 17, 2020, 12:41:07 AM
the Fox hunter looks at them with wide eyes as he hears of Moondrop's stories about the beast...

"R-Really?..... something... like that? here??..."

He clearly feels more unsafe now... He thinks for a moment then says...

"The... The door?... oh! yes!... why don't I show it to you instead of telling you where it is? that way you cannot miss it!..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 17, 2020, 02:12:45 AM
Laluna takes a larger piece of cloth and plans on scooping some snow on it when she sees the others where they were battling the monster before. She decides to go to take a closer look when she hears Toad's dumbfounded voice. She looks baffled when she sees that instead of a monster there lays a boar.

"W-What is this? Where's the monster? It can't be that!" she exclaims.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 17, 2020, 08:04:34 AM
Yare looks at Laluna, clearly wondering why she is with the rest on the crazy story about a monster... his pinkish eyes look at the Board...

"well... it is a pretty big boar... maybe in the dark it looked more monstrous?..."

Toad shakes his head, then looks at Laluna...

"My dear Blue Jay... I am not going mad am I?.. you saw a monster too?.. a big, winged one at that.."

Toad's shiny blue eyes are full of confusion, then he looks at Yare, wondering what they should do with him now...

"I think we should tie you up... until the situation cams down, terribly sorry about that, my good man..."
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Post by: Jeb on March 17, 2020, 03:02:29 PM
Moondrop looks over at Marut. He hasn't said much, so she wonders what he's thinking about their new friend.

She sends to him, "What do you think? Do you want to find out more about this door? Or is your curiosity satisfied now?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 17, 2020, 03:48:52 PM
Marut jerks back a bit at the sudden sending, he tries to send back and clearly focuses on it very, very hard!...

"Door... might be...... good.... good.... to know... what..... ... what.... is there..."

Marut lets out a heavy sigh then straight up says...

"Lets just go to the darned door..."

He seems very frustrated, not at Moondrop but to his strange hardship at sending, he kind of looks disappointed in himself for not being able to do it well and slightly just rolls the belt of his arrow quiver in his hands... he doesn't want to look at Moondrop in the eyes after that... Fox hunter looks at them puzzled, he doesn't know why Marut suddenly seems to be disheartened by something...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 17, 2020, 08:04:41 PM
Moondrop notices Marut's discomfort and remembers his garbled sending from before. She realizes it's hard for him and is sorry that she made him feel bad.

She doesn't want to draw attention to what happened, so she smiles at Marut and the hunter. "You heard him. Where's the door?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 17, 2020, 08:36:49 PM
"Sure thing, Chief!..."

the Fox hunter says and starts marching full of energy, Marut still seems a bit embarrassed by his sending problem... they walk near Yare's den and past it, and the Fox hunter keeps showing the way and says happily...

"Do you what the door might be? or where it leads?... is it a secret behind it? or an adventure??... come on! tell me! you know something!..."

he continues leading them by jumping backwards as he wants to face them but is leading them, Marut looks at the hunter with his eyebrows raised in amazement of the hunter's energy... then the hunter asks...

"By the way, are you siblings?... you both have that cool silver hair and that always curious expression on your faces..."

Marut looks at Moondrop for a moment, as to ask if he really has a strange expression on his face...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 18, 2020, 01:11:17 AM
Laluna looks at the dead boar, incredulous.

"How can this be? It was a monster, with a tail like a snake, and wings..." she shakes her head in disbelief.

She shivers a bit out in the cold, but it's hard to say if it's because of the cold or the creepy situation... The blood has almost dried on her, and it's making her feel stiff.

"Maybe this place really does twist what we see and hear? Wander seemed distraught of his own actions and unsure what he has done, or what's becoming of him. But that we all saw the monster and now it's just a boar... there must be something wrong in this place since it can affect all of us." she says, worried.

She remembers the nightmare she had and turns her gaze toward the mountain. She wonders if the cave with bad magic could influence them all from so far away...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 18, 2020, 03:46:34 PM
"I remember Toad said after the fight he thought a boar would follow him, not a monster. So it was a boar as we all see now, but as it arrived here in that storm it was a monster." Antaka talks to herself in a normal tone then swings to Sir Toad. "Toad, can you remember on witch point you thought a boar would follow you? Maybe there is a magical barrier. and inside that anything is just wired. The storm that just stopped after the death of a simple boar, Wanders behaviour and the forest underground. As I peeked through the gab there was some movement down there, Moondrop also saw something moving underneath, but as we checked it, nothing was there. And all the strange dreams which are kinda connected between us in a same meaning or pictures..." Antaka points her spear upward. "This place is foul. We have to leave, we have to get outside it's influence." Her spear points directly at the cave. "Even if we have to go to that cave and solve the mystery. I would. And I even would go alone. I wanna know whats inside!" She looks at Yare. "You didn't reach the cave, did you?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 18, 2020, 04:00:56 PM
Moondrop shrugs at Marut's inquiring glance. How should she know if they have strange expressions? She can't really look at herself to know what expressions she has, and doesn't have much for reference anyway. And she just met Marut, she hasn't really thought about how he looks.

Although now that she thinks about it, they do have similar looks as well as the re-surfaced memories they seem to share. Her gaze on Marut turns thoughtful.

"We could be related, somehow. We don't really know."

She turns back to the hunter, watching as he scrambles backward to talk to them.

"We don't know anything about the door, either. All I know is that I am here, somehow, and there seems to be something strange going on. I thought to run away from it, but Marut convinced me that it might be better to help fix it, if I can."

The hunter makes her nervous with all his jumping around. "I don't think you ever told us your name."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 18, 2020, 07:34:24 PM
Toad looks at Laluna, he clearly wants to go to her to comfort her, but he can't as he is holding Yare... he turns to look at Antaka and suddenly smiles gently...
"
Oh! such bravery! I do indeed think that we should either leave here or find out what is causing all this nonsense... but... I can show you where the boar started chasing me... before that we have to find a way to safely tie this fellow down..."

Yare looks at them with horror...

"Don't go to the cave!... I... I don't want anyone to die like my tribe! please! don't go there!..."
it takes a moment for him to calm down... he speaks weakly as all the memories torment him...

"No... we never... got near the cave..."

Mehadrin walks outside and starts pouting standing barefoot in the snow...

"so COLD! I need help! someone carry me! I want to know what you are talking about but I don't want my feet to freeze!..."

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the Hunter stops for a while...

"Oh... yeah... sorry... My name is Woodfox..."

He looks at Moondrop, Woodfox is tallest of their group but no giant like Toad... he suddenly says...

"you know... you are pretty cute... n-not that I'm trying anything but you are..."

then he starts marching forward in a haste... Marut looks at Moondrop, what was all that about... but then he smiles warmly, almost a bit fatherly...

"he is right you know... you are cute..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 19, 2020, 11:28:13 AM
"Oh, yes?" Moondrop splits a confused look between Marut and Foxwood before speeding up to keep pace with the hunter. She is not sure what this has to do with the door or the strange things going on.

She tells Marut, "Then I guess you are, too, as it seems we look similar."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 20, 2020, 05:38:30 AM
Laluna listens to the others talk about whether they should leave or stay. She's of the same mind that the tower isn't safe as it is now. She wonders if it's too dangerous to go to the cave to see what is the bad magic behind everything, but if they just leave, it will be a danger to someone else who happens to wander over there.

"I think it would be a good idea to check the place where Toad met the boar the first time. Maybe there's a clue for what's going on?" she suggests.

She thinks a moment about the problem they have with Yare.

"Either we bind him with rope inside where it's warm, or you take him with you. I'm not sure if he'll stay calm in the same space as Wander. In any case, I will stay here to look after Wander."

Laluna decides to collect as much snow as she can in a sack she brought and takes it back inside. She's surprised to meet Mehadrin at the door.

"Maybe you'd like a pair of shoes? I made some winter clothes earlier for those who don't have enough warm... clothes..." she says, thinking that Mehadrin doesn't really have clothes, to begin with...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 20, 2020, 07:56:14 AM
Antaka thinks about Lalunas words and find them reasonable. To look for the place, where this magic not work might be a good start. They can look for a new resting spot there. She also thinks to take Yare with them instead to leave him bonded in a place where bad magic lingers. She don't feel good in doing that. And a small voice in her head said that Laluna could not hold Yare off, if he sets himself free and lunges at Wander again. She wishes Moondrop would still be here. Or Stormsong. He could protect Laluna and Wander if Yare escapes them and runs back to this place. This tower.
"We will not go to the cave, Yare. But I want you to come with us to the place where Toad sees the last time a boar instead of a monster." She looks at Toad. "if that's okay with you."

She looks at Mehadrin. "Such a Lady", she snorted and smiles soon after. "I do understand our missunderstanding now, Toad. As that..." she pauses to watch Mehadrin "... my tribe call a Lady. I'm sorry for shouting at you." She stops herself. There was more reason why she was so upset so quickly. Her lost father and her tribe it was... But she don't feel like sharing that now.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 20, 2020, 12:28:37 PM
Marut laughs a little...

"Well you are cuter, you don't have a massive beak for a nose!..."

The hunter then heads into a small cave in a hill, and as they arrive too, it feels that they have discovered an ancient secret... a massive stone door stands before them, covered in dust...


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Toad nods and says...

"It will be for the best to take this fellow with us... I only worry that if we battle something that he flees and comes back here to finish the task with Wander..."

Yare looks at Toad for a moment but the just stares somewhere in the distance... Mehadrin looks at Laluna...

"Shoes??... you can... you can make things? really?... show me!... make me something gorgeous!..."

Toad nods to Antaka...

"t'will be fine lady--uh! Huntress! Huntress!!... my apologies... old habits die hard..."

Toad says and looks at Antaka clearly apologetically, worried about another outburst from her part... but as he hears Antaka telling Toad nods... he says, while looking antaka with his bright blue eyes...

"Ah, I see, for us Lady is a words of utter respect, same as with the word "sir"... and... I do see you as a lady... and it is not a slander... believe me in that... you are a fine lady to me..."

there was something in Toads tone of voice that seemed a bit... flirty even?... but then he looks at Yare and says...

"come now, let as venture to the place of the boar!..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 20, 2020, 02:28:37 PM
"If we don't want him to flee on our trip we have to skip all the fights." She looks at Yare and speaks to him "I know you won't hear it, but I don't think Wander - the Wander you know - wanted you all to die. I do think, he was under some spell. You yourself mentioned he wasn't that chief before you all get here. He become that chief. I hope you think about that before you run back."

She chuckles about Mehadrins fuss and lays her spear at rest on her shoulder.
"So, Sir is a kind of respect. I have asked myself if that's part of your name. You earned that Sir? I earned nothing so far I'm just a huntress. I'm to young for any titles." She looks at Toad, after he stumbles with words with a sympathetic smile. "My dear Sir Toad, I understand now how you mean it if you call me lady. It's okay for me we cleared that. You can call me that." She gets lost in his blue eyes for a second, than looks away. Something in his voice and his eyes was charming. She likes being ensnared now she finally knows how he meant the word Lady. And she do like his nose. Maybe they will know each other better if both of them are travelling together - with that assassin. No time for another singing she sighs.
She starts to move after Toad starts their quest.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 20, 2020, 02:51:38 PM
Moondrop moves to the door to examine it, but is careful at first not to touch it. Who knows if there might be some evil spirits connected to it, or more likely some kind of snares or traps like humans sometimes used to protect things.

As she moves closer she gets the odd feeling that something is watching her. It is only when she is almost to the door that she realizes that the door is watching her. A large open eye on top. And what she thought was a cloud and rain or partial sun is actually a closed eye.

She stands and stares at it for a moment. It seems to be tickling something in her brain. Gathering her courage and looking around carefully, she cautiously touches the closed eye.

(Moondrop rolls a 3 to see if the door is safe. How big is the door? Can Moondrop reach the eye in the lintel?)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 20, 2020, 05:08:08 PM
Toad also smiles a bit at antaka, a smile that was meant only for her... but then he  gets more serious...

"Of, Yes, I indeed did earn the name sir... but boasting about ones deeds is a bit... vain... So I leave it that, but I carry that name proudly... my Sweet Lady..."

his expression softens again for a moment... but then he turns to focus on the task... Yare looks at Antaka, thinking about her words but his expression is SOUR, just the word Wander makes her look kind off murderous... they start heading in a certain direction... as they walk, they go toward the mountain... something about the very sight is sinister, wrong... what could have made the mountain feel so unnatural is lost to them... Toad says...

"Not much further, the Boar attacked me as I was hunting for food for Mr Leech..."

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Moondrop walks closer to the door, she sees no traps or anything that could harm them... not the tiniest bit of snow is in the cave where the door is. the big golden eyes has Moondrop's reflection, like it was really watching her, it gives her an eerie feeling, but not like she is threatened... Moondrop can easily reach the hole in the door, it is missing something, on the back of the hole there is a symbol of a closed eye... Moondrop looks at the big carving of the closed eye and touches it... on an instant she is lost in brightest light she has ever seen! Moondrop finds herself standing on a hill, like she is there but... she is not, she is like a spirit... and she sees... herself! a small cub running near the trees, playing... and Marut walks next to little Moondrop and crouches next to her, caring for her like she was his real daughter... and as she sees them both, they have similar hair... she easily could be his real child...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 21, 2020, 05:02:56 AM
("Yare looks at Antaka, thinking about her words but his expression is SOUR, the word Wander makes her look kind off murderous" <- do you mean him - Yare look kind of murderous?
SOUR = He is really angry with no hint of "I'm thinking it over?")

Antaka smiles about his sweet Lady. But with strengthen herself up she gets back to the functional mode. She has to watch the environment to guide them safety and watch a little bit this Yare. Toad will do the same, so no time for flattering words. Business now. She stops them and crouch at some noises from animals and continue going if they passed or smells them and run away. She don't want to fight a boar again looking like a creepy monster. She was thinking back on the fight and remembered the bone in the neck where non should be. Maybe because it was not a monster but a boar? Maybe she hit the boars spine underneath the illusion.
Her look often falls to the mountain, but she can not pinpoint what was wrong with it. It makes her uneasy and she was happy to hear the words - not much further. The nearer they get to the mountain the more she was torn in half. She wants to know, but she fears it somehow.

(Diced 4 for scouting, be on a lookout but moving, don't know if there is special word for check the environment for foes and find a secure route. In games its called escort mission and Yavia suck at them  :lol Hopefully Antaka won't)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 21, 2020, 07:09:56 AM
Moondrop watches the scene in front of her, trying to take in every detail and make sense of it. Does she remember this place? Is anyone else here?
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 21, 2020, 07:13:14 AM
Laluna smiles a bit at Mehadrin's excitement.

"I can show you, but first I need to wash Wander and myself. I'm not sure we have materials to make something 'gorgeous', but I can show you what we do have."

She carries the sack of snow inside and downstairs and looks for a vessel to melt it in.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 21, 2020, 08:07:51 AM
(Whoops! meant him! yeah! and Yeah! Yare is still more than willing to strike down Wander, even if he is beginning to doubt something, the hatred still has a firm hold of him! and Escort missions in games suck! luckily Antaka's companions are not as useless as most escort mission characters 1)

Antaka moves silently and suddenly spots movement! something is there! but as she looks in the direction, it's a small eared bunny! it looks weird to Antaka who is used to big eared desert rabbits... Toad sneaks closer too to see what antaka is looking at..

"Ah, a rabbit, there is more of them for us to hunt later..."

Toad sens to antaka, Yare also is trying to see what they are looking, but cannot make the animal out from the snow as they are both white... he isn't a hunter, and it might be that like Wander, he has some trouble with his eyes...

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Moondrop looks at everything and the sight fills her with a strange feeling, a longing for the moment, she knows these woods, she knows she has someone who cares for her... Marut looks warmer and friendlier here... everything seems to happy and safe as they are able to play near a field without a care int he world... but she sees no one else... it is unclear if they are related or not... then the warmness ends and Moondrop finds herself looking at the door again... Marut also walks next to the door, it feels weird seeing him with the beard now, as he didn't have one in the vision...

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Laluna walks inside and Mehadrin follows her, they walk to Wander who is still unconscious... Mehadrin asks...

"So? what are you doing with all that snow?... and... how good are you at making things, actually?..."

Mehadrin leans to the base of the throne, clearly knowing what is his good side... his piercing green eyes look at Laluna as he strokes his flaming red hair... then Wolfsbane comes near and Mehadrin looks at it as something slightly scary and a whole lot filthy!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 21, 2020, 10:00:17 AM
(Haha, if you're not escorting Elisabeth (Bioshock) or Ellie (The Last of Us) then escort missions suck indeed... I do see Toad more cabable than the usual ones be sure about that  ;D Just used it as a compromise to what Antaka is doing.)

Antaka looks at Toad. That will be a lot of rabbits they have to hunt for all of them. if Moondrop will come back, or Stormsong... She was still unsure what to make with Yare. He doesn't seems to be good with Wander. What shall they do, if he escapes and goes for Wander? Can she kill him on his flight? She doubt it. She eyes him alert but he is interested in their doing. He has problems to see the animal. That might be the reason he is so thin. No hunter she thinks.
She sends to Toad. "We do need some more of them to feed us all. What shall we do with Yare later? We both can hunt alone, I'm totally sure off, the other one watches over him? He's like having an unwilling goat in an stock of peacefull ones. Bumbs the horns at everyone."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 21, 2020, 11:20:26 AM
Moondrop blinks at Marut as she comes back to herself. "Did you see that?" She turns to inspect the door again. "I had another memory, or vision, or...something."

She turns back to Marut, her eyes searching his face as she compares how he looks now to the vision. "I saw you and I, in a forest. It was familiar, and...comforting."

She stretches her hand out briefly, as if to touch him, before pulling back again. "It was so strange."

Embarrased, she turns her attention back to the door and the golden eye that holds distorted reflections of all of them. She reaches tentatively to touch it again, apprehensive about what will happen. When nothing does, she runs her hand down over the closed eye symbol to the opening below. She crouches to look into the hole and sees another eye symbol at the back. Looking at it eye level brings back the memory of the little cube she found before.

"Oh!" She exclaims and turns to the others, excited. "I've seen these symbols before! I think I have the piece that fits here!"

Suddenly her face falls. The last she can think of the little cube was handing it to Wander. Did he give it back? She begins to look through the pockets in her cloak.

(Rolls a 2 for looking for the cube. Oh no! Will they have to go back to the tower?!)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 21, 2020, 03:30:28 PM
Toad looks at antaka and sensd to her...

"I do not know, but something must be done with him, we cannot keep him restrained all the time... not just for Wander's safety, but it seems wrong to take one's freedom for an extended period of time..."

His Blue eyes look at her again, they are one of the bluest eyes she has ever seen,  and for a moment Toad gets lost in her eyes too, but looks away after catching himself staring...

"I could set some traps to get food for us..."

Yare looks at them and suddenly sends...

"I do not know what you are sending to each other, but choose already... either set me free or kill me..."

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Marut is surprised by Moondrop talking about a vision and when she almost touches him, He looks somehow more tired than in Moondrop's vision, more alert, more lost in his hunt... Woodfox also walks next to them and looks at the door...

"You have... a piece that belongs here? where is it? can I see it?..."

And to Moondrops disappointment she cannot find the stupid cube! She must have left it with Wander! all of sudden they hear sounds form the cave opening! and Stormsong looks at them! his tail begins to wag and he sends to Moondrop...

"Found lost friend! Stormsong happy! very! happy! Stormsong afraid friend lost forever!! but friend found!..."

He rushes in and knocks Moondrop to the ground and starts licking him and whining while furiously wagging his tail!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 21, 2020, 05:07:26 PM
Moondrop throws up her arms to protect her face and is surprised to find herself laughing as a warmth that goes deeper than Stormsong's rough tongue spreads through her. She doesn't know if it's the stream of memories that's causing it, but she starts to feel like she understands what Marut was talking about when he said she was lost. She never understood what kept certain groups of humans together even when fighting, but Stormsong's greeting fills her with a sudden sense of happiness and she realizes that she has missed him since they've been apart.

"Yes, yes, you found me." She gently scratches through the thick fur behind his ears. "I'm sure it was easy to follow my scent here. I didn't try to hide it."

She turns her attention back to Foxwood and says guiltily, "I can't show it to you. I think it's back at the tower."

Her gaze switches back and forth between the door and her companions, torn between curiosity of what's behind the door and breaking up from this new sense of family she's found. She knows that neither Foxwood or Marut will be comfortable returning to the tower and the larger group that is there, and she doubts that they feel the same way about her enough to want to go with her.

Finally, she decides. "I am going back to the tower to see if I can find it." She glances at Foxwood, then a little longer at Marut before looking shyly away. "You all can come with me, if you want."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 21, 2020, 07:38:30 PM
Stormsong's tail wags and he also starts scratching air with his leg when his ear is being scratched, Woodfox finds it extremely hilarious and starts laughing and also comes to scratch Stormsongs ear and surprisingly, the wolf let's him do so! He seems to trust in Moondrop trusting these elves!... Marut also smiles but then as Moondrop reveals she doesn't have the cube Woodfox seems saddened...

"Oh... a shame..."

but once she mentions she knows where to get it Woodfox jumps joyfully...

"Alright! let's go get the cube thing!... from the tower place... am I... am I welcome there? like... I kind of alarmed you all off in the past..."

he looks at moondrop, Marut smiles and warmly but slightly touches Moondrop's arm...

"... I don't want to lose you again..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 22, 2020, 04:01:40 AM
(I totally missed that Moondrop leave the cube with Wander. And now she brings Mehadrin's brother with her? Oh, that could be fun! :D
Antaka have to do not so funny things  :-[)

"Did he catch our sending out off the air?", Antaka asks Toad in a hushed whisper. She turns to Yare.

"In my tribe people get shunned. No contact to anyone, no one talks with them or help them. Its not easy to survive in the desert alone, but manageable. Most of them die. If they come back they get killed instantly. We can't shun you, because you will allways come back to forfill your...task... " she looks at Toad for some moral support and sighs.

"I don't want to kill you, because I think you follow a wrong path. You are hoodwinged by some magic. I understand your hate, but it can't be real that Wander did this on purpose. Why would he if he is the person you told off? You would die for a crime you would normally not have done. If you get the knowledge you tried to kill Wander on a wrong cause, would you really want to die for it? This magic kills your tribe, not Wander. You both are the only survivors of your tribe - maybe there are some more? Don't you want to search for them and rather die on the spot?" She takes a deep breath and smiles faintly. "Sorry, I'm chatty."

Her expression gets stern. "In short. Wander is the wrong suspect. This magic is the one, that kills your tribe. I want you to help us to get rid of it once and for all and revenge your tribe! So I will set you free, but if you run back, I will trow my spear in your back and leave you to die. That's my opinion to that matter."

She looks at Toad. "Do you have another idea? If so, spill it out."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 22, 2020, 08:17:14 AM
"Yes... do set me free...."

Yare says and looks Antaka, still the certain fire burning in his pink eyes...  it is clear he will not let Wander be if they free him... He will risk getting impaled by Antaka's spear just to get to Wander... Toad sighs...

"No... we do not set him free... he hates too much to care about his own life... and... I think he... might want to die, to be with his tribe... sometimes the burden of surviving is greater than the simplicity of death..."

Toad looks sorrowful, like he knows the feeling but brushes it off... he looks at a fallen tree with a lot of Boar foot prints and tossed snow, and a tiny bit of frozen blood... Toad says...

"Ah! here we are! this is the place where the boar attacked me... and kept coming after me..."

Toad slightly glances at Antaka, for a minute it feels that he would have wanted to stare at her for longer, but he turns his gaze to the surroundings...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 22, 2020, 10:32:33 AM
Moondrop smiles, amused by Foxwood's enthusiasm, touched by Marut's kindness, and overall happy that they will all be staying together. She tells Foxwood, "I am sure you will be welcomed there. " She thinks of the dark, snowy landscape of their first encounter. "I think we were all alarmed, not knowing where we were and being caught in the storm." She looks out of the cave at the forest thawing in the sun. "But things are much better now."

She scratches at the thick fur of Stormsong's ruff. "Stormsong was there in the storm. He's not alarmed by you now."

"Stormsong, this is Foxwood, and this is Marut." Moondrop says, indicating each with a wave. "Now, shall we go?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 22, 2020, 10:45:37 AM
Antaka knows the feeling of being left the only one. She don't know what happend to her tribe, but she was separated from it. If she knew they are death maybe she want to be dead too? Starring at the burning eyes of Yare she moans in annoyed anger. Toad was right, he can't be set free. They have to capture him in a secure place but where? She grabs Yare and pulls him toward the tree to take a closer look and not to lose Yare. "Stupid Lemming!" she grumbles at him and looks at the place Toad showed them. Or her - if Yare was not interested in finding the truth.

(Diced 3 for looking for clues.)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 22, 2020, 01:24:54 PM
Laluna carries the snow sack over to the heatstone and dumps as much of it as she can in a vessel to melt it in.

"First, I'm going to melt this snow and use the water to wash Wander and myself." she explains to Mehadrin while working.

"I don't know how to make as fine garments as, uh... yours are, but I can make clothes to stay warm... We just don't have that much material. There are some clothes I made over there if you're cold." she gestures at a pile of winter clothes she made earlier.

She looks at Mehadrin curiously, when he poses near the throne, even if there's only Laluna there to "admire" him. She chuckles when Wolfsbane goes over to visit Mehadrin.

"Ah, that is Wolfsbane. She won't harm you! I bet she just wants you to pet her." she smiles.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 22, 2020, 06:25:04 PM
Marut nods, Stormsong suddenly goes through Moondrop's legs and rises up so that Moondrop is riding him,he wags his tail playfully!... Marut smiles...

"quite the steed you have there!... "

Woodfox looks curiously at the Wolf...

"Never thought you could ride one!..."

they start to head for the tower, Woodfox asks impatiently...

"But really, what could be behind that door?? I'm really curious!... the thing cannot be bid as the hill isn't wide enough for something enormous... or, or maybe it leads deeper underground! there could be a bigger place there! Ah! I can't wait!..."

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Antaka and  Toad walk closer to the fallen tree, Yare doesn't say anything to antaka's insult and just looks around...  Antaka only finds tracks made by Boar and Toad, but then suddenly spots footprints on a near by hill!... someone might have been watching when the boar "transformed" into a beast!... the tracks seem heavier, kinda like Toad's footprints... Yare looks at them and starts to look exhausted, he is still in a bad shape... Toad sends Antaka...

"I wonder if I should carry him... though... I must admit I would rather hold you, my good huntress..."

Toad smiles a bit, and looks how Antaka reacts to such a bold flirt...

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Laluna starts cleaning Wander, and Mehadrin looks at Wolfsbane with an absolutely disgusted face...

"Pet??... I am to touch an... animal! UGH! no way! I am far too pure to touch flea infested creatures!!..."

He sulks and lifts his nose again, making it clear he is offended at the mere suggestion!... Blood washes off Wander's white skin little by little... then Wander opens his eyes... an looks at Laluna... suddenly asks...

"Who are you?...."

his voice is not friendly, and he starts to sit up... then demands...

"Tell me who you are... now..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 23, 2020, 06:04:11 AM
( :o :shocker - Wander nooooo! I hope the others are fast enough to safe Laluna if he snaps totally! Or she safes herself off course - I doesn't mean to  name Laluna a damsel in distress,  ;) :baghead)

(Antaka means not to insult him on purpose, that's what she thinks of him - navigated by a nonlogical desire. Or guided by a stupid Idea and... deathseeking = a lemming.)

"I don't think he would like to be carried" Antaka considers lout looking at Yare. "He could try to hit you or even bite you. We can get some food, I don't have any. There is something back at the Tower, but no chance to get it because it's inside a stone only Wander can open. Or Yare himself is a rock-shaper too... Maybe he will also be lesser aggressive if he had eaten something?"
She is aware of the fact that she is talking about him in his present, but don't mind it. She did recognise the flick of hatred as she mentioned Wanders name. Yare was not all by himself she thinks.

To be carried herself - her first impulse was to knock it off but love can do funny things. She would like that... But wait a moment...! Was that love that's blooming? She feels so flattered and Toads words and looks are saying the same. If she don't misinterpret that like his words before...


Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 23, 2020, 03:53:44 PM
(Oooh! Let's see how Laluna fares -  she's not so good a fighter, so she might end up as a damsel in distress. ;) With Mehadrin there, they'll be two! :D )

Laluna smiles at Mehadrin's prejudiced opinions.

"Why don't you try? You might be pleasantly surprised. Her fur is very soft and fluffy."

Laluna continues to wash Wander, trying to be careful not to get too much water on his bedding. She smiles when she sees him open his eyes, but is confused when he looks at her with such stern eyes. She's even more confused when he doesn't recognize Laluna.

"...It's me, Laluna. Are you... are you alright?" she asks, worried.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 23, 2020, 11:56:26 PM
Toad smiles Gently at Antaka as she seems to get a little confused after Toads little flirt... Yare just looks very tired and looks at the ground, not saying much... his white hair flows in the little breeze that carries the feel of spring in it... Toad's gaze turns to the board tracks that come from near by forest...

"Did we really just... see things? the board as monster... what is going on here?..."

Yare looks at the mountain silently, his eyes slowly fill with sadness... he probably wonders if the corpses of his tribe still are in the mountain somewhere...

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Wander grabs her hand tightly and slowly sits up, he looks suddenly intimidating.... his hold on Laluna's hand tightens so that it is starting to cause pain...

"... I have never met you in my life...."

He keeps hold and starts standing...

"How dare you lay your filthy hand on a chief!..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on March 24, 2020, 04:31:05 AM
"I think what we saw was not real. I do think it has to do with the cave, or the mountain. People and a wolf keep telling us not to go there. It must have to do with the mountain."
She looks at Yare. "Do we hunt something and eat before we continue? I don't want him to starve. Also I'm not sure, how to continue..." she stops. Somehow she don't know how to go on.

What should they do now outside the parameter of things that become unreal? Look for a hideout was a good idea to start. But how do they get Wander out even this far? If she wants to go on the mountain there will still be Yare who never gonna follow them. Also she wasn't so sure to get there herself anymore. The sinister mountain don't feel so welcoming like from the distance...
"We could look around if here is a place to dwell somewhere. And we could eat something."

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 24, 2020, 01:33:01 PM
(Guess it's decided now, Moondrop is a Wolfrider.  ;D )

"Aaahhh!" Moondrop shrieks. At first she clutches Stormsong's fur tightly, not quite trusting Stormsong and feeling a little insecure at being so high up on something that is moving, but as she gets used to the rhythm of his gait she starts to feel more at ease and even enjoying it.

"You trouble-maker!" She says affectionately as she scratches behind his ears again. "Fine, you can carry me if you want. You can tire yourself out while I stay rested up here."

To Woodfox's impatient questions she answers "I've heard so much talk about the danger around here, I'm afraid that we won't like what we find behind that door. But," she says with determination, "if we're going to make a home here, we need to find out what's there."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 24, 2020, 04:19:04 PM
Toad nods to antaka...

"shall I go hunting? or shall I keep Yare secured  and wait for thee to hunt some game for us, my good huntress?.."

He seems calm and looks at them, he is so tall the it always feels a little strange to look directly at him... and his blonde hair has that weir cut even if it's clearly well kept... Yare just looks tired, he is so hungry he is starting to look very sad...

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(so she became a wolfrider then!)

Moondrop and the others walk forward, Marut also nods...

"I'd also like to make this place better suited for us... especially now that white-cold is passing and plants start to grow greens again..."

Woodfox walks with long stride to his steps next to Moondrop, he seems happy and energetic!... he looks at her cheerfully...

"I also want to find out what is in there! and... about all the weird things you told me!... we can solve the mystery together!..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 25, 2020, 02:21:27 PM
Laluna is shocked when Wander talks to her in such a cold way like he's a totally different person.

"But we've stayed here with you for a while already..." she tries to say when Wander grabs Laluna' s hand.

She looks at him a bit scared when he stands up. She winces when his grip tightens.

"Y-You're hurting me..." she says shakily, slightly pulling her hand in his grip.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 25, 2020, 04:50:13 PM
Wander stands above Laluna and looks at her coldly, then asks...

"This is hurting you?.... good.... learn to keep your distance from your chief.... you are below me.... only come when you are called...."

Wander's eyes look emotionless... he calmly let's go of Laluna's hand... and then suddenly  hits her with the back of his hand, making her fall down! Mehadrin jumps and looks scared, glances at Laluna to see if she is alright... Wander touches his throne... and slowly pulls out stone from it, creating a curved stone sword!... Wander says to Laluna...

"Now... bow down to me.... as I am the one you shall call chief..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 26, 2020, 04:39:03 AM
(Yikes! This took a sudden turn for the worse! I hope Moondrop gets there in time to help if needed.)

Moondrop can only manage a weak smile in answer to Woodfox's excitement. Finding someone she might belong with had made her so happy, but now she was beginning to think about the other side. She might be leading them into harm's way.

It was their choice to come with her, but if any of them got injured it would be because of her. It was almost enough to make her want to take off on her own again. It was so much simpler to only be responsible for herself.

She tries to shake off her worry. She asks Foxwood. "Tell me more about the silver fox."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 26, 2020, 05:51:39 AM
Laluna can't believe this cold person really is Wander. Yare's warnings return into her mind, but she doesn't understand how Wander could change so drastically. This isn't the caring Wander she knows!

Wander's blow hits Laluna full on because she didn't anticipate it at all. She turns her startled gaze at him, holding her sore cheek in disbelief. It's as if all emotion had left Wander's eyes...

Her gaze turns into horror when she sees how Wander shapes a sword out of his throne! She wants to scream and flee, but she fears for Mehadrin and anyone who might return unaware of the situation. Besides, she's sure she cannot escape him, even if they're both in a weak state. Though Wander somehow doesn't seem that weak anymore...

Shaking, she crawls on her knees and bows down her head.

"M-My chief..."

She must find a way to warn others somehow.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 26, 2020, 04:55:03 PM
"The silver fox?..."

Woodfox asks full of excitement... he tells them...

"It truly is a sight to be hold! I have never seen a pelt as beautiful as the one he has! so fluffy and shiny! no matter what weather his pelt remains as silver as the light of the full moon! the time I first saw him I thought he was a dream, but he was not! he was very real! I've tried to capture him ever since!..."

He is so happy just about the thought of the fox that he shakes, Marut looks at him a tad worried, it's rare to see such excitement... Maut looks at the forest and it's true, some branches already have hints of leaves starting to grow...

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Wander looks at Laluna, then turns his emotionally dead gaze to Mehadrin, Mehadrin's legs shake, he seems very afraid, not death but being a slave once more... He knows he cannot survive outside by himself... Mehadrin gasps and quickly gets on his knees and bows... Wander looks at both, seeming calmer... he sits down on his throne like a grand but ruthless king... he looks at Laluna...

"You... woman... tend to my wounds..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 27, 2020, 10:17:18 AM
Moondrop shares Marut's worry. It seems strange to get as excited as Foxwood is about one animal.

"Some human tribes get very excited when they find an animal with all white fur. Sometimes they will worship it as one of their gods, or think that it is not alive, only a spirit walking about."

It always puzzled her, making such a fuss over fur color. Some animals were lots of different colors, why not white?

"I hope you catch it some day."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 28, 2020, 12:10:46 AM
Woodfox says...

"but a fox with all silver fur? no other colors! in all my years I have never seen something like that!..."

They are nearing the edge of the forest, and some green plants have started to poke through the snow. woodfox smiles...

"When it gets green, the fox will be easier to spot! I can hardly wait!..."

Marut scratches his beard as it it starting to get very itchy now that weather is warming, like the winter fur on some animals... Marut looks at Moondrop for a moment, his sharp eyes have started to soften... Marut smiles and looks at her a bit more fatherly than he meant to... he does remember something...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 28, 2020, 12:41:27 AM
Laluna feels her heart skip a few beats when Wander's eyes turn towards Mehadrin and she sees him hesitate. She feels sorry for him because she knows Mehadrin wants to be free... and this is not a kind master to have.

Laluna gets startled when Wander addresses her in such a cold way. She isn't sure what she can do to tend to Wander's inner damage, as his wounds are already healed, but she could finish washing him.

She takes the water and a piece of cloth and approaches Wander tensely. The blood has dried all over her clothes and skin, making them stiff. She continues washing Wander, but she's tense; she fears he will strike her again...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 28, 2020, 05:07:10 AM
Wander sits silently as Laluna washes the blood off him... then his gaze turns to Laluna again... and he suddenly demands...

"sit on my lap...."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 29, 2020, 10:55:47 AM
(Oh, no! I don't like this turn. Hopefully Laluna, or maybe Mehadrin, will have some fight in them.)

"Or maybe the fox will lose his silver hair and turn red again with the new season." Moondrop muses.

As she looks around she notices Marut's smile and shifts uncomfortably. "What?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 29, 2020, 10:38:34 PM
Oh... nothing really..."

Marut says but smiles wider.... he looks at her wondering if he should tell, but feels slightly awkward about it, finally he says...

"I just... remembered something... what it was like holding you... when you were little... I know, it is weird and everything... but I do remember... it felt... warm..."

Marut watches at his own feet while walking through the snow... Woodfox points...

"I can see the tower already!... Gosh, I wonder how they will react when they see me..."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 30, 2020, 12:45:05 AM
(Yikes! I'm glad the cavalry is getting close. :D)

Laluna is afraid to look at Wander's eyes. She can't comprehend how he could change like this. Is it the bad magic from the mountain at work again?

She looks hesitant when Wander demands her to sit on his lap.

"My chief...?" she glances at him. She doesn't want to, but she's afraid...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 30, 2020, 01:33:57 AM
Wander starts to look disappointed and colder, he grabs her wrist firmly and pulls her to sit on his lap, grabs a painful hold of her face and asks...

".... Are you an imbecile of deaf?... I gave you and order... and when I give an order, you obey..."

For a moment his Grips Laluna's face so hard she fears her jaw might dislocate itself from her skull! Mehadrin sees her blight and quickly says...

"m-my chief... let me... take care of all that blood for you..."

He gently sits on Wander's feet, taking water and the cloth and starts washing him gently, even a bit seductively... he whispers to Wander...

"I have always liked a man who knows what he wants..."

Wander's grip on Laluna's face loosens and he starts to look Mehadrin angrily... Mehadrin looks at Laluna, his eyes tell her to run while he keeps Wander distracted...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 30, 2020, 05:20:33 AM
Laluna whimpers when Wander grabs her face and grips it so tightly she fears he might break her jaw. She feels trapped and shocked to find that Wander has this much strength in him.

She's terrified when she hears Mehadrin's words... they will anger Wander for sure. Even though she understands Mehadrin's plan, she fears for his life! This Wander seems too unpredictable, he might just kill Mehadrin in his rage... She needs to find a chance for them both to escape!

She knows Wander has trouble breathing, and she has only one hand free... She decides to take a risk and hit Wander on his throat as hard as she can! Maybe then they could run for it..!

(Laluna's roll: 4. This is getting intense!)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 30, 2020, 09:36:58 PM
(Wander throws 3! Mehadrin Throws 4!)

Laluna's sudden punch hits Wander In the throat! He immediately lets go of her as he leans forward and gadps for air. Mehadrin grabs Laluna and they both make a run for it! Wolfsbane doesn't know what is going on but senses their worry so She rubs after them. Wander's words hiss behind them...

"you.... Shall die..."

The stairs below their feel start to twist and change form! But they manage to get to the upper floor, Mehadrin screams the whole way to the door! He is both scared of Wander and Magic!..
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on March 31, 2020, 09:50:43 AM
Moondrop is a little unsettled to think that Marut has memories of a time that she can't remember. She wants to find out more of what he remembers but is interuppted by Woodfox.

"I think everyone will be happy to meet you. Wander was so welcoming to share his home, and we've all gotten along well." Her brow wrinkles as she thinks of the friction between Antaka and Toad, as well as her own argument with Wander. "Well, mostly."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on March 31, 2020, 10:28:29 PM
They walk towards the tower and suddenly see two elves running out like they are running for their lives! a small goat is following them... Woodfox looks at one of the people running...

"that... that is my brother!..."

The elf he is looking at is has fiery red hair and sparkly cloth that doesn't hide anything about his body... Marut says alarmed...

"but what are they running from??,,, they might be in trouble!..."

Stormsong suddenly refuses to move and looks terrified! he cannot take his eyes off the small goat!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on March 31, 2020, 11:43:49 PM
"Keep running!" Laluna shouts at Mehadrin when she feels the stairs below their feet start to twist! She's terrified that Wander will make the ground itself trap them in.

Laluna doesn't stop running until they've reached the snow. Only then she takes a scared glance behind to see if Wander follows them. Laluna feels her bloody clothes stiffen in the cold air outside and she's worried that Mehadrin won't survive the weather either... but they cannot go back in to get warmer clothes. She can still feel where Wander gripped her face, and her cheek has started to swell from the hit earlier. But there's no time for healing.

"W-We must keep moving..." she tells Mehadrin when she turns her eyes and spots elves nearby. She recognizes Moondrop and Stormsong, but there's a young elf she hasn't met. And...

"...Marut..?" she says aloud, surprised. His beard confused Laluna for a moment, but the nose and hair are unmistakeably Marut's. She takes Mehadrin's hand and hurries towards the familiar faces.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on April 01, 2020, 09:16:10 AM
Moondrop stares in confusion at the running elves and Stormsong's reaction to the goat. "What is going on?!"

As Laluna and the red-haired elf get closer, memories flash in Moondrop's mind of meeting Mehadrin before and his utterly asinine behavior. Based on his clothing, he hasn't gained any more common sense since they last met. "You?!"

She turns to Foxwood in disbelief. "This is your brother?!"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on April 02, 2020, 06:13:07 AM
Mehadrin runs towards Moondrop with Laluna and cries...

"Help! HELP!! he went insane!!..."

Woodfox nods...

"Yeah, he is my brother!... I wonder what bugs him this time?..."

he doesn't take his blight seriously, but Marut does, he rushes forward and graps Laluna's arms...

"What happened?? what is going on here?..."

Stormsong suddenly starts backing off when the Goat approaches! Stormsong almost takes Moondrop with him!...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on April 02, 2020, 07:12:37 AM
Laluna is relieved to see Marut again, though she's visibly distressed and bruised.

"T-There's an elf in the tower... Wander... We've stayed with him for a while now, and he used to be kind... but for some reason, when he woke up he didn't remember me, and behaved like a totally different person..!" she tries to stay calm and explain.

"I worry about him... He's not well! But I don't know when -- if he's going to change back to the kind Wander..." she takes an anxious look at the tower.

"But he's dangerous now because he's a rock-shaper and he's angry that I... hit him." she turns quiet. Laluna doesn't like to use violence and hitting Wander just after she had healed him felt painfully wrong to her.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on April 02, 2020, 10:25:42 AM
Moondrop tries to make sense of what Laluna is saying. Wander couldn't even fight back when she threatened him before.

Her eyes fall on the swelling on Laluna's face. "He did this to you!?"

Her hand falls to her knife as she looks around. "Where is he? Where is everyone else?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on April 02, 2020, 12:15:01 PM
Laluna is startled when she sees Moondrop reach for her knife. She doesn't want to see more violence.

"H-He did hit me... but I was just too close. I was washing him when he suddenly woke up. He didn't like anyone near him..." she says, trailing off. She remembers his last demand but decides to leave it unmentioned. She doesn't want the others to hate Wander for what he did.

"The others went to see where the boar was, the one that Toad saw... For some reason, the monster we killed is... a boar." she tells them, still confused how it could happen.

"But Wander is still there... inside." she looks at the tower, falling quiet.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on April 02, 2020, 02:11:29 PM
Moondrop's eyes widen in disbelief. It's almost like she can still feel the creature's breath, see the snarling fangs in front of her face. "That was no boar."

She looks around at their little group, trying to decide what to believe. Could things have changed so much in the short time she's been gone?

Having no idea where the boar came from and the others have gone, checking on Wander seems the most logical thing to do. They came back to find him and the little cube anyway.

She had jumped off Stormsong when he reared back from the goat, but as she turns to ask the others what they think, she notes the goat and the wolf's strange behavior again. "And what's going on here?"
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on April 03, 2020, 06:36:43 AM
Marut also looks as the Wolf begins to back off, he raises his eyebrow questioning Stormsong's behavior... Woodfox walks to Mehadrin and smiles...

"Brother!..."

Mehadrin turns and as he sees him, he looks angry...

"... you are no brother of mine..."

He glances at him coldly and walks to company the rest of them, Woodfox looks hurt and stares sadly at Mehadrin... Marut suddenly asks...

"is that person there... this Wander..."

indeed! Wander has stepped outside the tower, looking directly at them and holding his stony blade...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Amberfox on April 03, 2020, 12:52:15 PM
(Sorry for the lengthy post, just wanted to introduce my duo. And Berit told me to just jump in. Berit, it's up to you which group I encounter.)

Stormvex clutched tightly to the seam of his jacket, tucking his head into its warmth. The cold and snow were bad enough, but the winds felt like daggers piercing his flesh. ‘This sucks,’ he thought before sending to his less suffering companion. **It’s freezing!**

**Oh, quit your complaining,** came a prompt reply. **It’s not that bad.**

**Not that bad? I’m turning blue!**

**Aw,** his companion leaned into him with a broad grin. **But blue becomes you, brings out your eyes.**

A quick glare ended it.

**Besides, it’s just part of the adventure! We got to travel, see the sights, meet new elves, fight those trolls, got these warm outfits,** Runedance stated with a wide, dramatic sweeping gesture with his arms, his enthusiasm obvious.

**Freeze to death…**

**Whine, whine, whine,** Runedance grinned. This was fun; he’d never seen Stormvex is such a state. He reached forward and gave his snowy bond a scratch on the head. **Even Stormhunt is having fun.**

**Stormhunt is a snow leopard,** Stormvex stated, why wouldn’t she be enjoying herself for a change? **Next adventure remains in the jungle.**

**Fine,** Runedance chuckled. **You know, Solstice is managing.**

Stormvex rubbed his bond wolf’s scruff, knowing full well she wasn’t having a good time in the white death. **You wish. You know, I’m surprised your mother let you go on this adventure.**

**And I’m surprised your mother hasn’t tried to kill you yet.**

**Fair point.** A moment passed in silence before the two broke out in laughter. The two continued to playfully harass each other before finally, **Sun’s starting to rise, best find some shelter.**

Runedance turned his eyes upward and studied the sky before yawning. **Might as well, besides, I’m getting sleepy. How long has it been since we got a decent day’s sleep?**

**Too long.** Stormvex looked around. The trees weren’t sufficient enough to rest in, and he was no plantshaper. Not too far there were shallow caverns. That would work well for the four of them, but there was that nagging feeling. Something seemed to lure them here, something he couldn’t quite make sense of. He glanced about nervously, trying to figure it out, but there was nothing but snow and gnarled trees. He silently swore he’d never venture this north again.

**Still got that feeling?** Runedance asked, noting his friend’s caution.

**Yeah, but maybe things will be better at moonsrise,** he hoped. **Over there, we can grab a quick nap before heading out.**

The four headed over to the closest shallow cavern and settled in. Much like their bonds, the elves did a few quick circles before lying down, each making contact with the others: a puppy pile. It wasn’t long before they were all fast asleep.

Two noses stretched out before them, testing the scents on the warming air. It had stopped snowing, the wind had died down, but now there was something else. Snow leopard and wolf sent warnings to their bonds.

Stormvex woke quickly to their warnings, scanning the immediate area, his hand instantly grabbing his sword. He could hear it, voices just beyond the cavern. He listened closely as the voices carried in the slight, warming breeze. Yes, he was certain those were elves, at least two, likely more.

**Runedance, get up,** he summoned his friend, still slumbering peacefully.

**Hmph, go away.**

**Get up, stupid, we’re not alone.**

**So what,** Runedance grumbled with annoyance.

**Get up, there are voices, elves,** Stormvex urged.

**So, tell them I said ‘hi.’**

**Damn it, Runedance, get up-** Stormvex became frustrated before realizing he was approaching this all wrong. Sitting upright, he smirked. **Yeah, elves, and they could be dangerous, there could be a fight…**

Runedance’s eyes snapped open. **A fight? Okay, I’m up.**

The elves gathered their weapons and made their way out of the cavern, carefully crouching toward the voices making sure to stay low and quiet. The bond beasts worked their way around the new elves, moving like brief shadows cast by the barren trees. All waited, watching to determine what to do next.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on April 03, 2020, 02:08:34 PM
((Cool, more players! Welcome, Amberfox! Are these new characters for you? Is there/will there be artwork of them? (She asks hopefully))

Moondrop watches the reunion of the two brothers with interest, her heart going out to Foxwood at his hurt look. After what he's said, she knows he's been anxious to find his brother again, although having dealt with Mehadrin, she's not sure why.

She wonders why Mehadrin is so angry until Marut's question brings her attention back to the tower and Wander standing outside. Her gaze drops down to the sword in his hand. It's strange to see, but makes Yare's story not so unbelievable now.

"Did he make that sword?" Moondrop wonders aloud. He had seemed so defenseless when she had challenged him, but now she recalled how easily he had pulled the heat stones through the floor and fashioned the little boxes.

She sends the memory of the floating stones to the others. "If he can make blades out of rocks, maybe he can fling them like arrows."
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on April 03, 2020, 02:11:42 PM
(Yay! Welcome, Amberfox! When you have time, fill the character sheet thread as well. I'm eager to know more about your characters!)

Laluna is a bit confused when the other elf calls Mehadrin his brother. Now that she looks at them, they have similar features... though the other one doesn't share Mehadrin's taste in clothing (or rather the lack of it).

She turns her attention briefly at Stormsong's agitation. She's amused to see that the goat still doesn't fear him.

"Ah, this is Wolfsbane. She came to the tower, seeking shelter, and Stormsong here seems to be afraid of her for some reason." Laluna smiles.

Her smile fades when she hears Marut's words and she sees Wander standing outside with his sword.

She nods in answer to Moondrop's question, keeping her worried gaze on Wander. She's afraid of what he'll do, and what they will have to do to him to stop this madness.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on April 04, 2020, 05:18:01 AM
(Welcome! Welcome!! New PLAYERS YAAAY!!)

Stormvex, Runnedance and their companions suddenly notice a group of elves, one of them wears super shiny clothing that stands out like a sore thumb from the nature around him. they are clearly worried about something, all looking towards a strange stone structure and a white skinned elf! the elf has a weapon draw...  the wolf from the group notices them and howls out to their wolf to learn what that wolf is doing at it's territory... but he doesn't seem unwelcoming, just making sure that he will defend the territory if the other wolf tries to steal it!.. it is one big wolf, but it slightly wags its tail, hoping to make friends... some of the elves look towards them, one having the biggest nose they have ever seen!... and suddenly one of them sends...

"Hey!... ummm, are you friendly or not?... We don't want trouble!..."

He seems intimidated by new elves, the sending comes from a pretty faced hunter... Mehadrin notices them and screams so that the wholöe filed echoes and shouts...

"Oh no!! Wander has evil friends! SAVE ME!..."

Mehadrin hugs Moondrop making it hard for her to reach her weapons!... Marut tries to get him off Moondrop whie looking at Wander... Wander sends to all of them, causing major headache!...

"You all DARE to defy me!?! I am a GOD!!..."

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Amberfox on April 04, 2020, 07:46:53 AM
Solstice (Stormvex's wolf) steps cautiously from the shadows and returns the howl, a song intended to identify her as a non-threat but one not to be threatened. She stretches her nose toward the group to check out their scents, her tail level to her body to show she's neither claiming dominance or readily one to back down.

Stormhunt (Runedance's snow leopard) snarls and reveals herself as well, her hackles slightly raised. She generally didn't like crowds, and even tended to hang out on the edge of the home holt, mingling with a few select elves and bonds. She wanted this crowd to know she meant business. Her tail twitched anxiously.

Runedance quickly clamped his hands over Stormvex's mouth when Stormsong howled. He knew all wolves and wolf bloods could not resist a responding howl, and he wasn't ready to pop out of the shadows just yet.

**Knock it off, ** Stormvex grumbled as he smacked Runedance's hand away from his face. **Their wolf gave us away; they know we're here.**

Runedance rocked back on his heels. **Figures it would be a wolf.**

**Well, come on, let's go meet these elves.** With that, the duo left the shadows and started toward the others when they heard the pale one issue forth his ultimatum. Their focus turned to him, although Stormvex took notice of the others' reaction and overall behavior.

Runedance shrugged and readied to grab his sword. **Not much of a challenge, but let's have some fun.** This elf looked too weak to be much of a threat, but a fight was a fight.

Stormvex thrust his arm in front of him, blocking him from advancing. **Hold on, we don't know what's going on and who's at fault. There's obviously something going on here that we just stumbled into.**

**Who cares? Let's put a stop to it and see who's left.**

Stormvex didn't release his eager friend, but turned his gaze to the others and lock sent to them (excluding the weapon brandishing one). **What's going on?** was all he could manage. He knew time was of the essence.

Sadly, Stormvex couldn't block Runedance's sending. **Yeah? Well, you're not MY god,** he responded openly before turning to Stormvex. **What's a god?**
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on April 04, 2020, 10:56:26 AM
Mean-na-while....
(Wow, I was so scared about Laluna! Mehadrin was so heroic. This Wander is creepy!!! Welcome Amberfox!)

So meanwhile Antaka was thinking. She have seen footprints that do not belong to Toad, she has Yare with them who will never go to the cave and she herself isn't sure to go there either. But what is going on here? If someone watched the boar transformed he could also be the reason the boar transformed in the first place. Maybe a tall elf did all this. Or maybe a human? She don't know much about humans. They are merchants and move from oasis to oasis. Non of them can do any magic. But this was not her home here. And everything was different here.

So many different people she was not even sure they all want to be one tribe and this flirt came out of nowhere. Too much things she don't understand. She needs something to focus on, something to get her head clear. She has no idea how to solve this riddle, but the tribe do have a hunter, two if Moondrop will come back, and trappers. They have a warrior, a tall one and a healer and a tanner. They have a rockshaper, a lady and a wolf. They don't need her they can spare her. Maybe she can solve this riddle for them? Maybe the cave will have the answers. The cave no one wants to go to. She can't take Toad with her, because Yare will not come with them. And she can't leave Yare behind, he may free himself and kill Wander or Laluna - or be killed as he was helplessly tied on a tree. She wants to know what is up there. Or who left the trails of footprints to begin with.

"Better you set some traps while I go hunting. I... " she hesitated "... could be missing the game. I think you are in a better shape to watch over Yare. I could not stop him from running. I just could kill him." She looks at Toad and shuts her mouth. In the first time in her life she does not think for the tribe, for the group. She had told them everything she knows and was thinking off, but this time she said nothing. What for? They can't murder Yare to get up there together. She smiles at Toad sure to send to him, if she was far enough away, that she would not come back soon. Or ever. And that he should go back. Maybe Wander was awake and he and Yare could talk.

And set off to follow the footprints, alone and free of misunderstandings at last. Eager to solve the mystery about the boar or what had brought her here. And maybe she finds a way back to the place she knows and wants to be and belongs to. Home.

(Diced 3 to follow the large footprints. I have no clue what Antaka might find. I'm on a total loss with this mystery. How it works.)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on April 04, 2020, 01:10:56 PM
Marut looks at Laluna and Mehadrin who know better what is going on... he himself isn't sure on what is happening in this place.... Wander looks at the new comers in a cold silence and sends openly, quite softly... amused...

"... not your god?.... ..."

He stares at Rundance... then sends

"then die...."

(Runedance has to roll a dice! and a get a number over 3!)

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Toad looks at Antaka and nods, not knowing what she is doing but suspecting something is up...

"I will be here... ... and Huntress... if something happens... send for me..."

something about his voice sounds sorrowful, but he turns to Yare to think what to do with him... Antaka follows the footprints... they are not those of a human, for that they are too small, but the one walking is heavy... Antaka also smells something, some kind of fragrance? perfume? something that some ladies in the desert use...

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Amberfox on April 04, 2020, 01:47:48 PM
(Thank you for the welcome, everyone!)
(Jeb, yes, I'm working on illos of the duo, just need to ink them. In the meantime, I've posted their CIS synopsis)

I couldn't find my dice, but I tossed my throw sticks from my ancient Egyptian board game, Senet. This should count, especially since I took the chance: five can never be tossed by the sticks, only 1-4 and 6, and I usually get ones and twos. Let me know if it counts, and I'll see if I can find my dice in the meantime.

I tossed: 6! Woo-hoo! That almost never happens!
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on April 04, 2020, 01:54:04 PM
Laluna is startled when Stormsong suddenly howls. She looks at the direction he's looking at and is surprised to see new elves! Mehadrin's panicking doesn't help the stressful situation though.

She cannot keep her attention at the newcomers for long because she knows Wander is a serious threat to them with his abilities. She receives their sending asking about the situation, but she cannot send an answer back... She wishes she could.

Laluna looks horrified when she hears Wander's death threat! She takes a few steps toward Wander, hoping to get his attention.

"No!! Your anger is my doing... I'm sorry I hurt you. Please, don't hurt anyone..." she pleads. She doesn't want Wander to kill anyone in his anger.

(Laluna's roll: 6 as well! Amberfox, if you need to roll a die, you can use this site: https://www.random.org/dice/?num=1 (https://www.random.org/dice/?num=1) )
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on April 04, 2020, 02:07:23 PM
Moondrop sways from the sudden weight of Mehadrin on her. She struggles ineffectually, trying to reach her weapons or land some kind of blow that will dislodge the unwelcome embrace. "Get off of me!"

She had been wondering what to do about Wander. She listens to Laluna's plea, but knows that if she couldn't make him see reason before, it was too late now. So that left some more physical option. Running or fighting hadn't seemed possible against someone who could turn the very stones from the ground to shards to hurl at them. Wander hadn't had much energy before, it was possible that he would tire soon, but this wasn't the Wander from before.

She's shocked still for a moment when more elves and beasts emerge from the forest, but as one challenges Wander, she sends to the rest "Quick, while this fool's got him distracted, knock him out!"

(Moondrop rolls a 2 - I guess just to get away from Mehadrin.  ::)  )
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on April 04, 2020, 02:45:26 PM
(Mehadrin - the Kraken... just hugs everyone and don't let go  :lol)

Antaka is confused. She did expect the heavy footing was made by a man. Why was there the scent of a parfume used by woman? She guess it will be used by woman... but otherwise she could imagine the flowery Mehadrin could use similar smells. She speed up a bit, not so cautious anymore. If it's a lady she is not afraid of her.
Shortly she looks back, she has not come far enough to send to Toad. She hopes Toad will catch some food and eat with Yare. Her heart aches as she thinks of her betrayal. But maybe she will be back with the culprit of this evil magic.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on April 05, 2020, 06:01:32 AM
Runedance suddenly feels the very earth shift and as he dodges, a huge stone spike emerges from where he just stood! bid enough to rip a person completely to shreds!...

Moondrop gets Mehadrin off and everyone is ready to act!...

Laluna's voice get's Wander's attention and he sends to her in steel cold anger that doesn't reach his face...

"Why did you betray me?? you should be glad I chose you to be my partner.... What MORE could you want??..."

(Wander rolls 1)

Wander suddenly looks at his hand, it starts to twitch and lets go of the sword... Wander then firmly grips his head and lets out a pain filled cry, drops to his knees and suddenly loses consciousness and falls to the snow...

Marut, Mehadrin and Woodfox stare at Wander in silence... Mehadrin grabs Moondrop's hand and asks...

"is it... is it over?...."

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Antaka walks in the snow and feels down and sad, but determined to find out something... she follows the scent and the footprints till she reaches the root of the mountain, the way is all up hill from here...  the foot prints go up and behind a large boulder... and suddenly, the scent of flowers grows clearer, and a figure stands out! someone glad in full armor and has a red cape flaring in the wind! the armor is worn and has numerous marks of battle on it... but remarkably, the person doesn't seem to notice her... not until they turn their head completely towards Antaka... only green eye peers sharply at her from the shades of the helmet... and a soft voice speaks out that is filled with authority...

".... I am lady Ironglory.... I ask of you to turn back the way you came... Danger lurks here..."

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on April 05, 2020, 06:38:12 AM
(Wander... :ohno. Holy, that was shocking! )
(Ehm, did Antaka cross paths with Dark Souls? Irks!)

Antaka froze while looking at the mighty iron knight. All the marks of battle...and did the knight miss an ear? She was scared, but this knight spoke first. Not draw a weapon and splint her in half.
"I...", she stutters. "I want... to know ...what it's up there. I know danger lurks there, I want to make it stop!" She drew breath, the more she spoke the more secure her voice gets. "I am teased by illusions, Monsters become boars, did you watch that downhills? Icy Storm stops after killing this boar and spring is at hand. People behave different in times and forests are moving underground. Do you know what is happening here? Do you know who is causing this?"
She braced herself. She don't know who this knight is. It is possible, that he (What do I say he or she? for it's a knight but a woman? It?) is the reason of all this and that he will attack now. Antaka, she told herself, be ready for a hard fight...

(Dice for a maybe fight... 2 ... fits perfectly! - like Yavia plays Dark Souls  :lol )
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Amberfox on April 05, 2020, 07:44:34 AM
**Sending**  "Speaking" 'Thought'

Stormvex quickly explains what a god is to Runedance, but it has little effect on him. Obviously, this was no god, just a useless elf. As the ground shakes and rises as a spike where Runedance once stood, he bounces backward and lets out a startled, **Whoa!** before regaining his senses.  **Okay, I'm guessing this one's a rockshaper.** Grinning at Stormvex, he casually remarks, **Watch your step.**

Stormex turns his full attention to the rockshaper wielding the sword. Claiming to be a god and threatening everyone in sight, his assumption was this one was the problem and dangerous to all, including himself. He clasped his polearm and started toward the elf, eyes narrowed, teeth bared. He sent to the angry, snarling bonds to close in and pounce. His goal was to hold, not kill. The others weren't willing to take him out, so there must be something more. Still, this one was dangerous and needed to be stopped.

Runedance debates using a sword and taking Wander's head or just getting it over with quickly by using his bow. **Don't chew on this one, Stormhunt,** he sent to his snow leopard. **He's likely not good eats; tainted meat.** He finally decided on his bow, knocking an arrow and moving aside to not hit anyone else but the high and mighty "god."

When Wander suddenly collapses, Stormvex hesitates. He's known of something like this before. Or at least two possible scenarios. Could he be possessed by another's restless soul or one of those split personalities? He drew in a quick breath hoping it wasn't the latter; those things were so confusing. **Solstice, Stormhunt, pin him but don't kill him!** he called and continued toward Wander, but allowed any others in this group to get in front of him. He still didn't understand what was going on, and he wondered why none responded to him. Perhaps he and Runedance weren't welcomed in this strange conflict, but he wasn't going to get spiked in the meantime. Once the danger was removed, he would leave if requested, taking his friend with him.

Stormvex: 6               Runedance: 3
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on April 05, 2020, 09:53:09 AM
"I don't know." Moondrop answers Mehadrin. Her eyes are fixed on the spike coming up from the ground. There was no doubt of Wander's power anymore, but at least his stamina was still low.

She looks at the newcomers, wanting to find out more about them, but needs to deal with Wander first. Is he really out? Or could he be luring them closer?

She cautiously approaches him, pulling some scraps from her cloak to blindfold him and bind his hands.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Czarine on April 06, 2020, 01:04:30 AM
Laluna is startled with Wander's cold sending. How could he just choose a partner without the other's consent?

She doesn't get a chance to answer him when he suddenly collapses. She hesitates to go to him, but when Moondrop does, she follows her. She's jumpy when she sees the newcomers' bond beasts approach them, but she cannot step aside before she knows that Wander is all right.

She crouches next to him, carefully examining his pulse and breathing. Maybe he had a seizure of some sort? She tries to feel with her magic if there's any damage in his head since he held his head before collapsing.

(Laluna's roll: 1! Whyyyy... -_- it's like me trying to play Dark Souls!)
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on April 06, 2020, 06:59:59 AM
(not that much of a darksouls player, but now that it's mentioned, she does look like a dark souls character! but to my defense this character is actually created be long before the game! one of my Estia oldies)

The knight looks at Antaka, but doesn't seem hostile... her manner is calm but alert..

"Good lady.... are you certain you would want to face what is above us?..."

her green eye studies Antaka, she must be one of those from Toad's tribe!...  but Toad doesn't seem as battle hardened as this one... it is a weird mixture smelling gentle perfume of blooming flowers and seeing a warrior in full armor... the more Antaka looks at her, the clearer it becomes that she is missing an eye and an ear on the same side... so it's not just her armor that has been marked by battle... her voice softly speaks out again...

"I have seen things on this mountain... some sort of... elk monster... I know not how to describe it by other words... and the boar, I saw familiar footprints that were chased by a boar, but heard a scream from this mountain, so I came to find out is someone is in trouble..."

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The bond beasts of Stormvex and Rundance pile on Wander but Wander isn't moving, he simply groans a little as air ascapes his lungs under the weight of the beasts... All is quiet, Moondrop and Laluna also soon realize that Wander really is out cold so Moondrop can easily tie him up... Mehadrin looks the new elves, and starts lifting his bare feet from the snow because they are freezing!.. Woodfox has moved a bit further from the whole group, clearly not feeling happy in a group...  Marut also walks to look at Wander but keeps an close eye on the snow leopard, clearly knows it is not a beast to be trusted...

"So... what is... what is going on here?..."

Laluna doesn't find anything wrong in Wander's head, it is like he had a massive migraine and collapsed...



Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on April 06, 2020, 08:39:19 AM
(No need to defense, I was just reminded.)

Antaka opens her mouth. Familiar footprints? Lady Ironglory could have been from his tribe, or they both meet. They do have some similarities like the color of eyes, the armor parts, the way of talking. (The height?)
she burst out: "Do you know Sir Toad?"

Then takes a deep breath. "Did you see the boar transform? Was anyone near it too? I have seen the head of an elk falling down into the valley from a far distance. It could have come from the cave. May I accompany you to find out if someone is in trouble? And we do miss ehm, a whole tribe, presumably dead."
She thinks that must sound silly and added: "I'm not afraid to go up there."

Just a short brief moment there was fear, but she wants to know. And with a warrior like this on her side, she might have a chance to at least take a look inside the cave. But she was cautious. This woman can still be the reason for all of this and just lie to her. It seems unlikely by her words, but Antaka don't know for sure. But she remembers the honor Toad have spoken off. A knight will be hornest she assumes.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Amberfox on April 06, 2020, 10:06:04 AM
Any elf approaching Stormhunt and Solstice receive warning growls and snarls until Stormvex tells them to allow the others to have hands on the fallen elf. The bonds obey, but glare at the elves, letting them know they are not to interfere any further.  Stormvex follows the elves, letting them deal with the "god" since they seemed to know him and had a sense of what was going on. Perhaps he was from their holt or on some sort of relationship with them. He could be possessed or his personality split but was important to these elves. This was not his fight.

**Runedance, put the bow down,** he locksent to his friend. **You might hit someone...more importantly, one of our bonds. I promise you'll get to whack something later.**  He knew Runedance wasn't concerned with these elves, not knowing them, but the warning about the bonds made him lower his bow.

**If he starts up again, I'll put this arrow between his eyes or straight into his heart.** Runedance made his way toward the elf with the others, but certainly was in no hurry. Suddenly, things felt boring.
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Jeb on April 06, 2020, 12:38:26 PM
Moondrop pauses at the warning growls of the new beasts, desperate to get to Wander but scared of being attacked. One of the elves appears to be their master, as at his direction they allow her to get closer. She nods at him in thanks, and quickly covers Wander's eyes and ties his wrists as Laluna examines him.

Once Wander is bound, Moondrop shies back away from the large animals.

At Marut's question, Moondrop's gaze flicks to Laluna and Mahadrin. "Wander seemed gentle and weak when he offered to share his shelter with us, but it appears Yare may have been right about him after all."

She looks at the new elves with curiosity. They didn't seem to know about Wander's power, so couldn't be part of his tribe. They also looked like they knew how to take care of them selves, despite running unprovoked into danger.

"Thank you for your help." She looks to the forest where they appeared. "Are you alone?"

Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Amberfox on April 06, 2020, 03:38:22 PM
Stormvex returns Moondrop's nod. **You're welcome, although we didn't really do anything.** He studied Wander on the ground, bound up and unconscious. This female had mentioned a name - Wander? This sickly god must be Wander. He had seemed gentle and weak, but then maniacal...certainly there was more to this than he thought. Again, he thought possessed or split personality.

He leaned slightly, casually against his polearm. **We were traveling back home when we wound up here,** Stormvex wasn't quite prepared to go into detail. He still wasn't certain how well he could trust any of these new elves. They didn't seem threatening, but then, neither did this "Wander."  **I am Stormvex, my tactless friend here is Runedance,** he gestured slightly toward the other elf as he strolled up to them.  **These are our bonds, Solstice, my wolf, and Stormhunt, his snow leopard. Are you from a nearby holt?**
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on April 07, 2020, 02:12:09 AM
(Oh! I did not take offence! hahah! I just felt like saying that!)

Lady Ironglory is not nearly as tall as Toad, she is about the same height as antaka herself, so Toad might be ecxeptionally tall even in his own tribe... Ironglory nods and studies Antaka's weapon with her gaze...

"Yes, Sir Toad is one of my men... I am surprised to hear that he is in this weird land also..."

But then she pauses and looks slightly confused...

"Transforming Boar? Nay... I only saw a big hog... but no transforming..."

She walks towards her but keeps her weapons sheathed, there is a spear in a holster at her back and she has a short sword... she bows...

"If there might be survivors to this tribe... I will accompany you, good lady, to rescue possible survivors... will you accept my offer of friendship?..."

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Marut also looks at the new comers and looks a bit puzzled, but tells Runedance...

"Don't be in such en eager to kill another elf... you will taint your spirit..."

but after that his expression lightens up more, he doesn't want bad blood between anything, but doesn't like unnecessary killing... Marut also looks at Moondrop and is amazed that this mad elf called Wander was frail and kind at first... Woodfox tries to make friends with Runedance and waves at him...

"Hi! I'm Woodfox!... let's be friends!..."

Mehadrin suddenly cries out...

"My feet are cold! someone help me! I don't know if it's safe to go back inside!!..."

he shivers in the cold and again, huddles to Moondrop's side...

"Honey... keep me warm..."

He also glances at Stormvex with his beautiful shimmering eyes...

"... Hope a brute like you or your friend are not here to steal me away because of my beauty..."

Marut looks very confused and slowly looks at Mehadrin... why would Mehadrin immediately think they were going to snatch him?...
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Yavia on April 07, 2020, 03:35:37 AM
(Are you f*ing kidding me, off course I will accept her friendship. Damn she is freaking awesome!!!)

Antaka let her jaw drop. They know each other! She looks back and sends to Toad. She is not sure, if she reaches him, but she give all her effort in it. (diced 4)
"I found Lady Ironglory and we both want to look for survivors from Wanders tribe in the cave.  She heard a scream from there. Best bring Yare back, if Wander is awake they can talk. Also Wander might be more on a watch, after what happend. He is a rockshaper, he could manage to protect himself, I think... But maybe, Yare likes to rescure some of his tribesman out of the cave?"

Antaka looks back and is unsure, how to act. She falls down to one knee and bows to Lady Ironglory. "I will be honored to walk by your side, Lady Ironglory, to face the evil and rescure possible survivors. And I'm very honored to call you a friend and will accept that offer. I am Antaka, named after my mother, huntress and goat Sheppard of the Norah tribe in the dessert, my friends call me Antaka. If there are issues in naming me by my name, please don't take a bird name..." she looks up and giggles a bit. "Sir Toad did and I just don't like it. Oh, and he is at the foot of the mountain watching a prisoner."

She stands and thinks, that she is kind of a bad person, to leave Toad just like that in the first place. But she don't know what to do with Yare. In her tribe situations like that never happend. All the outcasts accepted their fate and left the tribe. But also, non of them ever attacked another one like that. And no one wants to do it again so desperately like Yare. Maybe they have to kill him?
Title: Re: Elfquest fanart RPG 2 - the land of ice
Post by: Berit on April 07, 2020, 03:11:42 PM
Toad seems to receive Antaka's sending...

"L-Lady Ironglory is here too? I am most shocked and overjoyed!... I shall make haste to come to you... but I might have to speak with this Yare fellow on the way... He might be too scared to return to the mountain... please, my good huntress... please wait for me!..."

Lady Ironglory also bows down in a respecting manner at Antaka... it is hard to see how much she has suffered injuries but they are a lot, still she has the will to fight to protect... Antaka clearly sees it now, these elves truly are hardened by battle to protect others...

"I Ironglory knowledge your wish to not be named after a bird, worry not, that is something Toad like to do... may I call you Norah Warrior? for speaking strangers name feels a tad over friendly for me... I shall learn to call you by your real name after our bond grows stronger..."

She lifts her head and ask her...

"Is this prisoner a lot of trouble?.. will my good Toad be fine?..."