Hoshor Plains A hunting we will go
All Welcome  January 12, 2018, 10:11 AM
Dakarai
Lone Wolves

anyone can join! Hunting some deer here. One or two wolves would be nice! @Onyx Saefyn

He had continued on heading toward Kontla Flatlands, the temperature of the day being rather warm despite the grey clouds and foggy air. Even the breeze was slightly warm. As he walked toward the plains it began to drizzle, the droplets splattering his nose. He grumbled to himself quietly but stopped at a high point of the plains, studying the fields. He was pleased to see that below was a small herd of deer, grazing on the bright green grass that peeked through melted patches of snow.

There was a doe at the edge of the herd and from the distance he could only see that when she walked there was a wobble to her step. Slowly he made his way further into the plains, careful to keep downwind of the deer and not crunch any snow beneath his massive paws. Taking a place still a safe distance away he crouched closer to the ground and studied the doe again, seeing that her front limb was being held off the ground. There seemed to be some sort of large bulbous knot on the limb, maybe an infection of sorts. Either way it was something that hindered her movement and left her easy prey for him as well as made her a burden for the herd. He would definitely set out to catch her.
10 hours ago
Onyx Saefyn
Lone Wolves

She shook her coat, the warm drizzle of rain flying off, disappearing into the snow as if it were never there. The air was abnormally warm for this time of year, but she wasn't complaining. It definitely wasn't the worst winter she had been through.

Lapping up some water at the half frozen creek, her nose caught a scent. Her ears flicked as her head came up gracefully. Sniffing again, her paws whispered on the snow ladened ground as she made her way towards the scent. Deer. Her stomach made a pained noise, and a look of annoyance crossed her eyes. 

Moving quickly and quietly, the breeze rippled through her healthy coat like an old friend. Her eyes went wary as she stopped in her tracks. Another scent. Definitely not deer. Scanning for the unknown source of the scent, it was foreign and almost heavy in her muzzle. Following the scent for a few minutes, her tail flicked with curiousity as it got stronger. She sniffed again, making her way cautiously to the edge of the plains. Her sense of curiosity was overriding her cautiousness. Always a problem. Flicking her ears forward, her chocolate brown eyes scanned again. 

A wolf. He came across her line of sight. As he did, she crouched, hoping he wouldn't see her. She studied him, her eyes going over his body. Muscular, but he seemed almost gaunt. He seemed focused on the deer, so she hesitated before rising up, dropping her tail slightly and chuffing softly enough as to not startle the deer. A fight was not what she wanted, so she  made her presence known. She kept her gaze down, so as to not put him on edge. Her eyes flicked over him yet again as her muscles tensed slightly. She would fight if need be, but all she wanted was food.
8 hours ago
Dakarai
Lone Wolves

The focus of the hunt was interrupted by a new scent, that of a wolf. For a moment he still stared at the doe before moving his gaze to the presence across the field to the wolf a short distance away. It was a female of dark cream coloring, holding herself in a way that made him think she feared him. Not wanting her to think he would hurt her he returned the chuff in a friendly tone.  After that formality was done he slowly made his way to her, his tail wagging slowly and his ears perking forward to show that he held no ill intentions. She too looked hungry and he wondered if she'd be willing to hunt with him.

"Don't cower...I won't hurt you. Are you looking to hunt? I was going to go after that doe at the border of the herd, she seems to have an infected leg...I'm sure there's enough meat on her for the both of us" he spoke quickly, but in a hushed and friendly way. He offered her a smile as well, hoping that she'd straighten up and stop looking like he was about to lay a beating on her.
6 hours ago
Onyx Saefyn
Lone Wolves

With his attention turned towards her, she watched him closely, her eyes scanning him for any sign of aggression. After he chuffed, she stood taller, her face now full of curiosity for this stranger. Her wariness of wolves was still there, but his walk towards her held no ill will.

An openness about him calmed her cautious spirit. Relaxing a little more as he stopped in front of her, his words calmed her more. 

As if on cue, her stomach rumbled again, a sharp pain passing through her abdomen. Her ears flicked forward as her tail wagged, her stance now completely relaxed. She smiled almost sheepishly at her stomach, her eyes flickering over the herd, easily finding the doe. He was right. Her mouth salivated as she watched the doe limp slightly as it foraged on the sparse grass. Anticipation of the meal energized her as she turned back to this stranger. A glint came into her eyes as she grinned. Her tail swished in excitement as she spoke, her voice matching his, a touch of the anticipation mixing in with appreciation. "I would very much appreciate that. My last meal was scarcely even a morsel. Since you saw her first, I will follow your lead." Tilting her head slightly, she waited for his answer. 

The wolf had been the first one she had seen in more than three weeks. Lonely nights had followed, the pang of being alone once again striking her sharper after the temporary companion said their farewell. Pushing the thought away, her muscles tensed, this time in preparation of the hunt...however small it was.
4 hours ago
Dakarai
Lone Wolves

Almost as if responding to his offer her stomach growled and he laughed openly again, the sound relaxed with not a hint of mockery in it. Now that she wasn't acting afraid anymore she was actually quite pretty, someone he could see himself easily getting along with. He hadn't had any companions since he originally left Moonspear and that had been almost a year ago if he was correct in his estimation. A year...a year of no real connections. The realization stunned him for a moment and he swallowed back a wave of bitterness and sadness, instead smiling at her once more "I've been scavenging and eating berries for a while. Mostly scavenging...I've had bad experiences with berries" he said with humor in his gaze. 

He turned back to the doe "see how she's a good distance away from the rest of the herd?" He asked motioning with his muzzle. "They won't interfere, they've already shunned her to the edge. They know she's going to either die or be killed. You can easily slip between her and the herd, give her a scare and chase her in this direction. Once she starts getting close I'll run in and go for the kill." He said but looked to her to see if she was okay with this plan. With two wolves hunting even an injured doe left little room to really structure and organize. It was just going to have to be chase,bring down and kill.
3 hours ago
Onyx Saefyn
Lone Wolves

She grinned lopsidedly at his laugh. It was good to have company yet again. His laugh sounded rusty, as if he hadn't used it a long time. Pity. Watching him, she tilted her head a little as he went quiet for a moment. He looked like he had gotten lost in memories. But the moment passed quickly, and she listened as he spoke again. 

She grimaced at the mention of berries. Definitely not her favorite, although she had once ate them to keep from starving. She almost shuddered. Any experience with berries was bad in her mind, but the thought of them getting worse? She gave him a quick look of compassion, then focused on his next words, her tail swishing as her eyes swept the scene. Her mind went into hunt mode, her head tilted yet again as she figured out the best way to run it towards him. She stood up, her anticipation for the hunt growing as he talked. The herd shunned the hurt deer, as if trying to force her to leave. They could help with that. 

Her eyes sparkled as she nodded at him. "I'll work my way around and frighten her this way. She shouldn't be too much of a hassle." Her spirits light for the first time in a while, she winked at him and quietly started walking away, calling over her shoulder. "My name's Onyx, by the way." Not waiting for him to respond, her stance changed as her muscles tensed. Her eyes shot back and forth as her paws whispered on the snow. The deer had no idea. She grinned widely, pricking her ears forward. She would like to keep it that way.

Swinging wide, she got behind the deer. The wind picked up, and the grin widened. That would get the doe's attention. The doe's head snapped up, startling the herd. They scattered as the doe tried to hobble after them. Crouching down, her eyes glinted as she bared her teeth, her tail flicking as an angry snake. "You're going the wrong way, dinner." She snapped at her heels, and the doe took off towards the wolf. Tensing her muscles, she growled after it, making sure it headed straight for him.
1 hour ago
Dakarai
Lone Wolves

Dakarai nodded at her plan and felt his tail slowly sway at the wink tossed his way, She was quite pretty after all. He grinned at her as she headed away, eyes staring at her behind for a few moments longer than he really should have. It seemed that being alone again with no real duties had given him his eye for females back. Olive would always be his love but part of him was beginning to think maybe her pushing him away had been fate after all. 

Crouching down low he felt himself tense, watching her closely as she went for the doe. For a moment the doe went in the wrong direction and he growled deeply with anxiety but Onyx quickly corrected the Doe's path. He waited until the doe was halfway to him and sprung forward, gaining speed as he barrelled toward the doe. As he neared the injured Doe he leapt into the air, jaws parted with a mighty snarl. His form collided with hers and she fell down, injured leg buckling beneath her. He landed on top of the doe and was quick to press down against her, snapping his jaws around her throat. With a quick slash of his fangs he tore her throat out and stepped away to avoid the splatter of blood. 


Turning to Onyx he flashed her a grin "Good job Onyx. Go ahead...ladies first" he said, deep baritone turning into his most polite and gentlemanly tone though he winked at her, his smile growing wider. "The name's Dakarai by the way" he said as an afterthought.