* 
Welcome Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?


*
gfxgfx Home Forum Help Search Calendar Login Register   gfxgfx
gfx gfx
gfx
Embed Maximize


Newbies, read these!

Character Creation
FAQs
Restrictions

Main Site
Portraits
Rules
Story Creation
Racial Crossbreeding
Magic

Contact
Tips and Tricks
IRC Chat
Measures Converter
Elven Aging Calculator
Pages: [1] 2 3   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Shivering Woods Vicinity  (Read 11278 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Khiera Meneris
Troubled Wanderer
Approved Character
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2338


Human, Hjoria


« on: January 10, 2004, 11:52:22 PM »

Walking amidst the surroundings outside of the Shivering Woods, one wonders if the Shivering Woods really lived up to its reputation of being a fearful place of no return. The atmosphere and ambience was peaceful and green. The foliage even seemed ... "friendly".  The last thing on anybody's mind would be any form of threat or danger.

It was a little monotonous and dull though, walking around with the surroundings seemingly unchanging for hours and hours at end. There seemed to be little or no sign of human habitation, peaceful as the surroundings may seem. If a traveller had no idea of where he/she was going and how, it would not be easy trying to figure out where to head towards.  



The Tale of Khiera Meneris
Hold me. Soothe me. Love me. Save me from my Rage.

Edited by: Khiera at: 1/10/04 18:48
Logged
Khiera Meneris
Troubled Wanderer
Approved Character
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2338


Human, Hjoria


« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2004, 03:00:22 AM »

@Mina & Kiushapo:

Elric trudged on in his usual awkward and clumsy way, his sword in its sheath hanging by his side, with Mina and Kiushapo following closely behind ... though probably not too closely behind, because who knows which direction his next fall was going to be. They had been walking a while, though no one had mentioned anything about stopping to rest.

The three of them were walking quite near to the border of the Shivering Woods, and the line of Larkentir branches swaying in the quiet breeze with seemingly ghostly whisperings among themselves.

Suddenly, a loud rustling was heard to the trio's immediate right, seemingly coming from the woods. Elric immediately spun to face the direction where the loud rustling had come from, miraculously not twisting his legs together and falling over in the process. "Who's there! Show yourself!"

A tensed silence ensued when there was no response. Hearing the loud rustle again, Elric cautiously bent down on one knee, and picked up a large pebble. Then, with amazing accuracy, he threw the sharp edge pebble into the direction where the sound came from. A loud "thud" was heard. It had apparently hit something ... or someone.

Unsheathing his sword, Elric motioned for Mina and Kiushapo to go take a look at the fringe of the woods what he had hit while he would stand guard.



The Tale of Khiera Meneris
Hold me. Soothe me. Love me. Save me from my Rage.

Edited by: Khiera at: 1/11/04 0:03
Logged
Cacunai
New Santharian

Offline Offline

Posts: 305


« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2004, 07:44:22 AM »

Following Yerun's crude instructions (which Cacunai had worked out in her head on the way), the odd ensemble arrived in the vicinity of the Shivering Woods with little trouble... except for that rabid squirrel they'd had to skirt. With Shurshing and Fuzzytail residing in one of Cacunai's larger pockets, the rest of the rodents were probably having a much calmer ride with Yerun. When they reached the treeline, or rather they came within sight of the treeline, they stopped and Cacunai turned round to look to Yerun.

All right boy, we've made it this far, now where do we go?

Logged
Khiera Meneris
Troubled Wanderer
Approved Character
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2338


Human, Hjoria


« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2004, 10:16:22 AM »

@Cacunai & Fluffy:

Yerun had been following Cacunai's lead. In truth, the beetles told him about "Sauwth" and that other confusing word, but Yerun did not really know what those words meant. He was sure that Cacunai did though -- Cacunai seemed to know lots of things, especially where getting out of trouble was concerned. So, Yerun was really surprised when Cacunai stopped and asked him, "All right boy, we've made it this far, now where do we go?"

Yerun's response was to look blankly at Cacunai. Had the beetles given him faulty directions?? He hoped not. Cacunai didn't look too friendly when scolding someone. Yerun always cringed ... and he didn't like that feeling. Seems like that was what was going to happen to him now too.

That was when something sticklike flew over both their heads. As the loud "thump" was heard on the ground, both saw that it was an arrow, staked ominously in the ground. It had emerged from the direction of the woods, seemingly from within the woods.

Yerun's mouth and eyes widened. That was when the second arrow flew out towards them. And the third, and the fourth, and the fifth ...

Neither of them had been hit. Judging from the look of things, it probably wouldn't be too long before one of them was, if they stayed motionless where they were.



The Tale of Khiera Meneris
Hold me. Soothe me. Love me. Save me from my Rage.

Logged
Kiushapo
Kissing Captain
Approved Character
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 289


Elf


« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2004, 12:04:22 PM »

As they walked down the path, Kiushapo began to wonder if there was somewhere Elric could get help for his condtion, for surely that's what it must be. Honestly wracking his brain for an answer, he almost missed the subtle rustling to their right, noticing it more by Elric's reaction then anything else. As Elric seemingly dispatched whatever was hidden in there with the toss of a stone, he silently applauded the man. Clumsy he may be, but he had a good eye.

Drawing his sword, Kiushapo was a little surprised to see Elric motion for them to take the lead, but he stepped forward silently, using his sword to gently push aside the brush....


Simple answers to life's questioning. T'would be a greater magic that I have ever been seeing.
Kiushapo's Story

Logged

Simple answers to life's questioning. T'would be a greater magic that I have ever been seeing.
Cacunai
New Santharian

Offline Offline

Posts: 305


« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2004, 12:26:22 PM »

Cacunai returned the boy's blank look, and opened her mouth to explain that she knew to head west and then south, but wanted to know if he had a preference as to which route to take... but then the arrow whistled by her ear. Almost instantly (though the arrows traveled fast enough so five or six had flown past them) she dropped low to the ground and tugged Yerun along with her. She let out a very unladylike curse, but then again she wasn't much of a lady, and twisted around to examine the nearest arrow. She quickly saw that it was not of men but of elves, and not her people. Probably the Dark ones rumored to live in the forest. She considered her course of action for only a moment.

Come on boy, follow me like Hell chases you, if you value your life! And don't drop any rats!

Without waiting for an answer she took off like a jackrabbit, ducking and doging in a completely random manner, to  make herself a more difficult target. Being an elf, her gait was smooth and swift. She was making for the woods by a roundabout route, as they offered the only cover available.

Edited by: Cacunai at: 1/11/04 4:28
Logged
Mina
Ávash'deláey
Approved Character
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 2099



« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2004, 01:35:22 PM »

The whisperings from the Larkentir trees were making Mina rather uneasy and nervous.  She nearly jumped when she heard the rustling coming from the direction of the Woods.  She turned to face the direction the rustling had come from, one of her hands reaching for her dagger, while the other hovered over her reagent pouches.  I hope it's not one of those dark elves.  

Drawing her dagger, she followed Kiushapo towards the Woods.  


Logged

Khiera Meneris
Troubled Wanderer
Approved Character
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2338


Human, Hjoria


« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2004, 02:04:22 AM »

@Mina & Kiushapo:

As Kiushapo gently pushed aside the brush beneath the Larkentir trees at the edge of the Shivering Woods with his swords, the Larkentirs rustled vigorously. They seem so delicate that a mere puff of breath would cause them to sway against each other.

But down there, amidst the brush that Kiushapo had held aside with his sword, was no one to be seem. Instead, both Mina and Kiushapo spotted what seemed like a piece of bark lying on the ground, and the pebble that Elric had thrown, on top of the bark.

The piece of bark was in an odd, carefully measured and cut shape ... perhaps most accurately described as in a hexagonal shape, though the sides were all uneven. But a bark would have never fallen off from its trunk in such a shape. It would have to be deliberate cut by someone.

Something seemed to be imprinted or inscribed on the surface of the bark that was lying face up. But without picking it up, it was hard to discern from a distance.  



The Tale of Khiera Meneris
Hold me. Soothe me. Love me. Save me from my Rage.

Logged
Kiushapo
Kissing Captain
Approved Character
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 289


Elf


« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2004, 02:17:22 AM »

Stepping forward through the brush Kiushapo glanced briefly at the strange piece of bark before stepping past it to look behind the tree and into the surrounding area. Finding nothing, he called out to Elric "There is being nobody here! But you were knocking the stuffing out of this tree..." His voice full of lighthearted humor, he picked out the piece of bark, the words on it leaping into focus...


Simple answers to life's questioning. T'would be a greater magic that I have ever been seeing.
Kiushapo's Story

Logged

Simple answers to life's questioning. T'would be a greater magic that I have ever been seeing.
Khiera Meneris
Troubled Wanderer
Approved Character
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2338


Human, Hjoria


« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2004, 01:18:22 AM »

@Cacunai & Fluffy:

((OOC@Fluffy: Hey Fluffy, the flurry of posts were not meant to leave you out of posting ... just that there probably wouldn't be much for you to post in the middle of the previous posts :) ))

Yerun was a little dim, and definitely uneducated and illiterate, but he knew what sharp pointy things can do to people.

Howling in fear, Yerun took Cacunai's lead and sprawled onto the ground head first. The poor Ramblers would have probably have experienced the equivalent of a thousand feet rollercoaster drop.

Wretchedly scrambling and always narrowly missing the sharp point of the arrows raining down upon them, Cacunai and Yerun tried to make their way to the nearest clusters of young trees for cover.

Suddenly, the hail of arrows ceased just as abruptly as they had started. Silence ensued.

Turning back to see if Yerun was alright, Cacunai saw Yerun slowly sit up upright on the ground, his eyes were glazed over, his expression vacuous and he seemed to be staring into space. Cacunai then saw Yerun's lips move, and ... Yerun spoke. Or rather, he cried out, "Mother! Father!"



The Tale of Khiera Meneris
Hold me. Soothe me. Love me. Save me from my Rage.

Edited by: Khiera at: 1/12/04 1:25
Logged
Fluffy Ramblers
New Santharian

Offline Offline

Posts: 207


« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2004, 08:13:22 AM »

((OOC Rollercoasters in Santharia? Wohoo! ;)  ))

Ramblers got out of Yerun's jecket as the boy fell on the ground. Sparky and Smuggles quickly realized what was happening. Manymeals and Teapot took a little longer. It wasn't the first time Ramblers were under attack. Well, indirectly under attack. They used to see arrows before and knew what they were used for. So when Yerun sat on the ground shouting in some kind of trance, Sparky ran to him and lightly bit his leg: "Come on, boy! We have to hide, before they start shooting again!"


-----
Squee! Squee!
The rat story

Logged
Cacunai
New Santharian

Offline Offline

Posts: 305


« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2004, 11:04:22 AM »

Cacunai watched Yerun with something like a mix between amazement, that he spoke, smugness, because she had been fairly sure he could, and exasperation, because he was just sitting there. After a moment, she realized the flurry of arrows had stopped. Slowly she straightened from her hunched position, and realized she still had all her various makeups and dyes on. Oh well, nothing to do about it now. Pity, though. The silver in her hair would mark her as unusual, and maybe worth a second look. When no new arrows flew, she strode across to Yerun and shook him, none too gently.

Come on, boy, up and at 'em. If your parents are anywhere in that wood, they are no help to you now.

Of course, she thought, his parents could've stopped the elves (if that's what they are) from shooting - if they're even in there. He could be going insane... a sobering thought.

Edited by: Cacunai at: 1/12/04 3:42
Logged
Khiera Meneris
Troubled Wanderer
Approved Character
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2338


Human, Hjoria


« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2004, 12:26:22 PM »

@Mina & Kiushapo:

As Kiushapo looked closer at the piece of bark in his hand, it was indeed of an odd hexagonalish shape, definitely created and not of nature. Marked with what looked like some kind of dark green dye material on the surface of the bark, was a strange, wavy symbol unlike anything that Kiushapo had ever seen before. It looked remarkably similar to a Styrash symbol, but it was clearly not Styrash, or any form of Styrash that Kiushapo knew anyway.

Upon closer inspection, there was pierced a small hole on one end of the bark, as if to allow something to be strung through it.

Elric looked at the backs of Mina and Kiushapo, and wondered what Kiushapo meant by "knocking the stuffing out of the tree", "What is it? What did you see?"



The Tale of Khiera Meneris
Hold me. Soothe me. Love me. Save me from my Rage.

Logged
Khiera Meneris
Troubled Wanderer
Approved Character
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2338


Human, Hjoria


« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2004, 12:55:22 PM »

@Cacunai & Fluffy:

Yerun sat completely still. The Ramblers had scrambled out from his pockets and were here and there, helter skelter. Shurshing was nipping him in the leg and shouting at him about something. He didn't know. He wasn't really listening. He was as still as a rock and was oblivious to everything around him.

He felt someone shaking him. It was Cacunai. She was saying something to him, but only the word "parents" floated into his ear.

Yerun's eyes clouded, and he burst into tears, sobbing loudly as he doubled over and curled up on the ground.  



The Tale of Khiera Meneris
Hold me. Soothe me. Love me. Save me from my Rage.

Logged
Cacunai
New Santharian

Offline Offline

Posts: 305


« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2004, 01:14:22 PM »

Oh great. Cacunai shook her head and stood, facing the forest. She saw nothing but the trees, but she figured it was worth a shot, anyway.

Ye of the Shivering Woods! We mean you no harm and wish only to speak with one near your borders! What say you?

She knew it was something of a spur-of-the-moment speech, but it might work. Anyway, she spoke the truth. They only wished to speak to "Kestrel". She stood with bated breath, tense and ready to bolt if they started firing. Hopefully her status as an elf would help her... somewhat.... Suddenly she realized she had unconciously moved in front of Yerun. Protecting him.

Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3   Go Up
Print
Jump to:  

Recent Posts
[February 10, 2022, 09:09:05 PM]

[February 10, 2022, 09:07:54 PM]

[July 30, 2021, 06:03:43 PM]

[July 30, 2021, 06:03:25 PM]

[July 30, 2021, 06:01:01 PM]

[February 12, 2021, 07:16:33 AM]

[December 13, 2020, 12:16:51 AM]

[December 13, 2020, 12:16:21 AM]

[October 05, 2020, 02:58:40 PM]

[March 19, 2020, 03:47:44 AM]
Members
Total Members: 2849
Latest: abigailjordan
Stats
Total Posts: 214569
Total Topics: 8052
Online Today: 22
Online Ever: 216
(November 30, 2006, 09:08:03 AM)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 34
Total: 34

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2005, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Theme based on Cerberus with Risen adjustments by Bloc and Krelia
Modified By Artimidor for The Santharian Dream
gfx
gfxgfx gfxgfx