Duskfire Glacier I had one job.... and I screwed it up
Pack Activity  October 13, 2018, 10:34 PM
this is not mandatory, and doesn't need to be a long thread. just notifying everyone to Nanook's presumed death and the bobcat

@Takiyok @Shivali @Uki @Steele @Gwen @Tahani @Calloon @Tomkin @Sos @Currituck

It had been a rough 24 hours since he had found the cave. His hearth ached, throbbing in time with his steps as he journeyed to the top of the mountain they called home. The scene he had stumbled upon snapped something within the man. Nanook's scent mingled with that of a bobcat, and the blood that coat not only the snowy ground but also the icy walls. It turned his stomach as he thought of it. The scene replayed over and over.

He had crested the hill, his claws cracking the snow that had crusted over from the cold. Looking to the sky he found the sun blazing, despite the sadness in his heart. Tears threatened to escape. Nanook. There had been no bodies to find, and after searching for hours, Siarut had to conclude the cat had killed her. He felt so lost. It was his job to protect those within the pack, and he had failed. Not only had he failed his packmate, but he had failed to protect a woman he cared for deeply.

A sob escaped his maw, as he dropped his head. Huffing into the snow. He took some time to compose himself. Finally he lifted his head, and he released a howl. A sound of mourning, ans sadness journeyed throughout the territory. It was a vague notification of Nanook's death, the reason unable to travel through the simple song of a howl. There would be time to tell everyone what had happened to Nanook in person, for now he wanted to share the loss with the family the remained among the living.


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October 15, 2018, 10:10 AM
She had not been a fan of Siarut's for some time - for despite his claims, he had not acted as a brother should. Uki had not seen him since bringing Steele home and even then, their conversation was brief. It was not so unexpected that her loyalty should shift to Takiyok in his absence. 

Yet, she doesn't hesitate when the call comes.

Whatever animosity she felt towards him, whatever leftover hurt, needs to be left in the past. 

She did not know the dark lady well and now, she never will. It saddens her, this loss of something unrealized. Who knows what kind of friend she might have found in Nanook. 

All Uki knows, her pale paws leading her instinctively to Siarut, is that he needs a sister right now. 

That is how she comes to him, anything wrong between them forgiven. "Nanuk," the greeting comes, tiny and afraid of the grief in his eyes. 

A soft whine leaves her. I'm so sorry. 

"And you're tired of not being strong."
October 16, 2018, 01:26 PM
she was dead.

Tahani hadn't known Nanook well, but the news of her demise still left her shaken. how? she rose to her paws and began to travel, swiftly, toward her brother's howl. she knew how much Siarut had cared for the woman; the devastation was clear even in a far-off call. she was afraid of what she would find, on the other side.

the healer was good with physical injuries, but trauma to the soul was much harder to mend. upon arrival, she gave Uki a nod before pressing her nose, her forehead, against Siarut's cheek. "oh, brother," she whispered, tears blurring the corners of her eyes. "i am so sorry."

IkKanattuk players: Please tag Tahani in any threads that require medical attention!
October 16, 2018, 06:16 PM
Steele heard a sorrowful howl echo through the territory. When it hit his ears he was alert and curious as to who was gone. Worried but calmly he made his way toward Siarut. He had never seen the man upset before so this would be a first. As he neared he seen Uki and Takiyok along with Siarut and all looked sad. He did not know who Nanook was but still bowed his head and stood in silence for her death. 

He wouldn’t say a word unless he was talked too as he knew being hurt it was better to leave things left unsaid than to try to say anything.

Never give up. There are always tough times, regardless of what you do in anything in life. Be able to push through those times and maintain your ultimate goal. - Nathan Chen

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