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by Split, 08-31-2019, 09:06 PMRE: News Archive
It's time for an update to how we handle time! Now that we are a couple days into the first season of this year, I'll explain how our flow of time will now work. We will be keeping double time, but our time will be more fluid. Essentially, from here on, you will be allowed to back date threads.

All threads from here on out will need to have a date AND time listed in the thread title. This will allow users to see exactly when a thread occurred.

Previously, if you posted a new thread, the time and date that thread was posted was the time in which that event was happening. We are altering the rules regarding timelines to allow you to backdate threads for any date in the current year. (This is Year 3.) So this year started on 8.29.19. You may date a thread from the current date backward to the first day of the year. So as today is 8/31/19, you may date a thread for any date between 8/29/19 and 8.31.19. You may not date threads forward.

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Excessively breaking your own timelines or other characters' timelines is frowned upon and if done consistently, Staff may intervene. Tomorrow I will be instituting changes to leader logs and pregnancies that reflect these changes, so keep an eye out! Please DM or PM a staffer if you have any questions.
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[P] Hit a Goldmine


#1
 

Ceartas has been very busy. It is not always easy being mortal. Having to eat, having to sleep, being limited to certain places and going a certain way because of the ability to feel pain; it made progess slow, and sometimes frustrating. But she did these things anyway.

Ceartas would go to Rudis' Peak, the Volcano, and the Saxeus Mountains to look for Actun's Temple. It drifted wherever it pleased, never staying long over one territory for long (to her observation), and was well hidden by clouds. Only specks and glimmers of gold, marble, and white stone could ever be seen, but the surefire indicator of where her Temple could be was by the thickness of the clouds.

Another task was to find the ideal place to make a garden. She had thought about making one in the Valley she resided in, but found it could not properly sustain a few herbs she wanted, so her search continued. Runestones were elusive, as always, as well as the other two plants she needed to get to the other Gods.

Aside from that, it was important to look after her and her family's well-being. She could not neglect them in her search for understanding the Gods, but today was a time for searching for knowledge. What else could the runestones tell her?

She remained somewhat close by the den, having asked Gabriel to search with her, and together they looked for those elusive stones and their knowledge--all of which she would consume.


#2
 

At first, he was sleeping. Sleeping, and dreaming. Oddly enough, his dream was about Amelia. A very nice, calm, an unpleasantly short dream. They were on a pale golden beach together, the soft sand clinging to the edges of their pelts, as a dark lilic purple and fuzzy pink sky was clouded with thin clouds. Whatever they were talking about must have been nice, because all he could see was the vague outline of their faces as they smiled and looked at the sea and each other.

His dream was abruptly ended when Ceartas prodded at his side.

He had been laying in the den beside the sleeping Eir when it happened. She spoke of needing help finding runestones--so suddenly? A slight whimper of complaint escaped his maw, but then he rose and quietly exited the den.

As sleepy as he was, he was used to being abruptly woken from a nice slumber. Such was the life of being an animal. Gabriel got to searching a few yards away from her while still being within earshot. While his nose was to the ground, he asked his sister: “Hast du jemals darüber nachgedacht, eine eigene Gruppe zu gründen?” (Have you ever thought about starting your own group?)

It seems out of the blue for him to ask; but in reality, he wonders if he would be able to do it himself.

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Ceartas was unsuccessful (7) at finding a Purple Runestone.

Gabriel was unsuccessful (5) at finding a Purple Runestone.


#4
 

Gabriel was used to being woken up abruptly, which is why she did not feel regret at having woken him up. The runestones needed to be found; one of the many things on her list left unchecked.

Her eyes momentarily stopped looking for the stones to look at Gabe when he asked about making her own pride. “Wem würde ich vertrauen, um mir zu helfen?” (Who would I trust to help me?) Of course, Eir and Gabriel could be trusted, but who else? With more thought, she remembers that girl named Caelia she had met...but could she really be trusted? One way to find out would be to interact with her again. Get to know her more.

Another item on her to-do list.

Gabriel speaks of going out to recruit people, spreading the cause, making their names known, but she is pessimistic about the matter. “Es scheint es nicht wert zu sein.” (It does not seem to be worth it) And with that, he was silent. She could tell he wanted to say something, but had decided against it.

And so, they went back to searching for runestones in silence.


#5
 

'Who would I trust to help me?' She asked, and already he had a response for her. [In German] “You're supposed to find people to recruit. Get to know them. Find people with common goals and be a powerful enough leader that they'll respect and want as a leader.” he saw she seemed to think about it for a moment, but merely responded with a simple 'It does not seem to be worth it.'

He thought about trying to convince her to think on it, but he wasn't actually serious about making a pack. Gabriel was not of leadership material, more used to taking orders than giving them. And Ceartas just simply didn't care.

She would care about this, though. [In German] “Apparently, Actun or Rudis came to visit Salvus last season,” he began, looking at her for a reaction, “Whichever God it was, it made Amelia look half like a tiger, and made her blind.” most of his focus had still been on looking for runestones. His eyes still scanned and his nose still sniffed for any trace of them.

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Ceartas was unsuccessful (9) at finding a Purple Runestone.

Gabriel was unsuccessful (4) at finding a Purple Runestone.

#7
 

It, in fact, did draw her interest when he began speaking of the Gods. It might as well be an obsession for her. Actun or Rudis, on the mortal plane, playing with foxes? [In German] “Are you sure?” she asks, her head rising to look up at the sky, as if she would be able to see Actun's Temple from here, [In German] “Rudis is not like the others. I do not think he is a God like the others are. He may be a Demi-God, or a very powerful mortal.” she thinks back to the day when he met her. Even to this day, she wishes dearly that she had a better chance to talk to him. She would have to approach him differently next time she saw him, because she still intended to meet with him again. Regardless of what he was, she would still treat him like a God. [In German] “I'm glad you've made friends, Gabriel,” her eyes were no longer looking at the sky. Instead, they had took to refocusing on looking for runestones again. Runestones which tested her patience.


#8
 

Was he sure? [German] “Yes, I am sure. She said Rudis had made a home in their territory. But she also mentioned Actun, so it could be either one.” whether or not she was satisfied with that answer remained unknown. She spoke her theory on Rudis and that was it.

They will probably be like this for a while: periods of silence between conversation. He did not mind, though. [German] “What of you?” he says in return to her last comment, “Have you made any friends?” and, as more of a joke, he smiles and adds on: “The Gods do not count. Not even Rudis.” as serious as she was about the Gods, he knew she wouldn't get offended by such a comment.

How long had they been searching for runestones? They truly were elusive. He needed better stimulation than this, or at least the chance to go back to sleep. The dream he had was nice, and seeing as though Eir or Ceartas weren't in any immediate danger or hungry, it was safe to do so.

But no...Ceartas wanted runestones, and there was no rest for the determined.

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Ceartas was unsuccessful (6) at finding a Purple Runestone.
Gabriel was unsuccessful (6) at finding a Purple Runestone.

They can no longer look for Purple Runestones.

#10
(Just assume their whole convo is in German)

 

“You didn't think to tell me this when it was still Autumn?” she did not sound irritated; mostly casual. She would have wanted the chance to ask Salvus about their situation so she could potentially meet Rudis again, but what's done is done. No use crying over spilled milk.

He responded to her question with an unsatisfying truth, then soon changed the topic to have if she had friends. It was something she needed a moment to think of. Friends? No, just many acquaintances. Many people she has only come across once, and no more.

In a rare moment of humor, however, she smiles slyly and looks over to Gabriel, “Do you have friends? I'm quite sure your vixen friend is just a snack you've been playing with for far too long.” wolves, at least their pack, never ate foxes. They came into contact with them many times, though it was only to ever drive the little predators out of their territory.

She gave Gabriel a challenging look, daring him to comment or else hell would break loose. He may be a massive figure compared to what he once was, but she could still take him down. Meanwhile, with one eye fixated on him, the other took to continuing to find a runestone, her head lowered and ears folded, tail out for balance.


#11

'You didn't think to tell me this when it was still Autumn?' she didn't sound mad, but he could tell she still wanted a reason. Unfortunately, she wouldn't get a strong one. it seemed like something that did not involve us. We are not Salvus; we don't have the right to go snooping into their homes to look for a demi-god. When she didn't respond, he decided to change the conversation.

His question about her friendly ties was met with a rare instance of humor, coming from Ceartas. He returned her sly smile, giving her a cheeky one instead, and decided to play her little game. maybe i like to play with my food. At least I have people who trust me enough to give me the opportunity to play with them in the first place. he stopped his search to look at her and prepare for an attack, unlikely but possible, but she made no move; yet.

Regardless, he folded his ears, put his tail out for balance, and lowered his head. Toes splayed for traction on the ground. These runestones really did not want to be found, did they? He had to keep patience, however much it was thinning. Keep searching for those runestones...

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Ceartas was successful (1) at finding a Green Runestone. Inside is knowledge of simple phrases in another language of her choice (5).

Gabriel was unsuccessful (7) at finding a Green Runestone.

#13
 

Finally, the moment they've both been waiting for. Out of the corner of her eye, far aeay from view from Gabriel, is a glowing green runestone hidden under ferns. She grabs it quickly and lifts it up in her maw for Gabriel to see. When attention has been caught, Ceartas swiftly breaks the stone in her maw, and consumes the knowledge within.

At first, she doesn't know what to make of what she's learned. She's learned phrases in another language; Japanese, to be specific. She goes over the phrases in her mind, and makes a first odd attempt to say what basic stuff she learned. “Watashi...no..namaeha... Ceartas-desu,” Gabriel inquires about what she said, prompting her to respond, “It taught me basic phrases in a language called Japanese. I just said 'My name is Ceartas'.

“But keep looking. We won't just stop at one.”
while Gabriel got back to searching, Ceartas buried the broken stone in the dirt, then covered it back up. Speaking of burying; how could she forget? She had magic that could more easily help her find the runestones. #Composition activated to allow her to see all the minerals, live forms, and other what-so's in the dirt. The runestones were magical, but she hoped they didn't have the magic to ward off her powers in searching for them.


#14

He expected to hear some sort of remark from Ceartas, but his sister was back to being Ms. Serious again. Gabriel looked over from his search to find that, suddenly, she had found a green Runestone. Finally, am I right? Gabriel took a break from his search to watch her break the stone, then start speaking some language he's never heard of. Simple phrases in Japanese? that sounds cool. Maybe i should hoard all the stones i find for myself. he jokes, although he considers being serious on it for a moment, before wisking it away. He can search for runestones for himself on his own time, if he cared to try. Today, he was helping Ceartas.

With orders to keep working, the diligent man gets back to it. He was fine with working, and preferred to be told what to do, but when it came to having to find things, it was one of his least favorite activities, only because he had to do it so much. But oh well. He was a man fitted to work, and work he must. The man turns right slightly, farther away from Ceartas and the den, in hopes to find better ground where he could look for runestones.

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Ceartas was successful (1) at finding a Green Runestone. Inside (8) is knowledge of brewing beer and winemaking.

Gabriel was unsuccessful (7) at finding a Green Runestone.

#16
 

Gabriel moved off to his own direction. A good thing, as it would allow them to cover more ground. She listened in closely for any signs of Eir being awake, simultaneously continuing her search for runestones, until...could it be? Another runestone, mere seconds after finding her first? Luck was finally coming her way. This one was rather hidden deeper into the ground, a foot at most, and so she had to dig for it. It was nearly caught up in the roots of a birch tree, making it a bit difficult to dig out, but once she got it, she did not break it immediately like the first one. She would break it later, wanting to use this time to look for runestones rather than try to process all of the knowledge within them. She was still thinking of the Japanese phrases in her head, muttering a few of them silently to herself to get a better feel for it on her tongue. She did this all the while still looking for runestones. The she-wolf hoped that her luck would not run out now with these two. She would not be searching for long now; even her patience was starting to wear thinner.


#17

Gabriel did not see Ceartas when she found another runestone. Luck was finally going her way, but as for him? Not so much. To better stimulate himself in these boring times, Gabriel made an effort to take the most inconvient route to whatever destination he was trying to go to...even if it was only a few feet away. For example, he would duck under low hanging branches or fallen trees, zig-zag around close knitted trees, or even jump over random branches and bushes. Yes, he was quite bored.

And anyways, he needed to keep his fitness up. Exercising only when hunting was not good for the body; he needed to balance resting time with working time, by mixing them together. How do you mix them together? Always work on a normal day, but relax while you're doing it. Don't overexert yourself, but don't let your muscles slack either. It was a practice he has carried with him over the years. While he did all this, #steadfast was active.

After a while, Gabriel went back to the general vicinity of Ceartas. You're going to teach me Japanese, yeah? the magic imbued within him, that allowed his body to be better at being all that he could, would help him to learn the skills faster if he focused. It would take her no time to teach him. He never stopped searching for runestones when he asked.

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Ceartas was unsuccessful (10) at finding a Green Runestone. 

Gabriel was successful (2) at finding a Green Runestone. Inside (10) is knowledge of intermediate cooking and seasoning.

#19
OOC: Gabriel gave the runestone he found to Ceartas.

 

As the search grows longer, Ceartas takes a moment to stretch out her body. Starting with her back, she hunches over and sighs contently, then proceeds to stretch out each limb as she searched and walked. Her eyes found nothing, not even Composition yet, but she kept searching.

It was only when Gabriel left her, and came back later with a green runestone, did she momentarily stop searching. Why was it that the runestones were different colors? She'd only seen red, green, and purple. Did the color have some significance to the knowledge within, or the rarity? It was hard to tell...she learned complex leatherworking from a purple runestone, but basic phrases in Japanese from a green one. And what did these other two green ones she and Gabe has found have within them?

Gabe teased her about having missed this stone, to which she roughly nudges his shoulders before taking the runestone from him. It goes into her satchel, providing company to the other. “Thank you, Gabriel. Go search the perimeter of the den, make sure there are no predators near. I'll catch up with you.” he nods, and with that, he is gone.

Ceartas, on the other hand, decided one last time to look for runestones. A quick sweep around now, just to make sure she didn't miss anything. When nothing was near, she caught up with Gabriel to look for predators. After that, when they were settled in the den, Ceartas took out the runestones and broke them open, consuming all that was inside.


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Still lazy tbh.

Anyway, Ceartas was unsuccessful (9) at finding a Red Runestone.


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