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All Welcome  October 24, 2018, 11:52 AM
Speedy
Moonspear
Theta
Speedy was on her way outside their borders to gather up some more plants when her attention was drawn by a familiar scent. She had not smelled it at all since leaving home, and she grew excited at the possibility of finding the source. Nose to the ground, the healer followed the draw of the sweetish scent through the dense woods at the base of the mountain until she came to the edge of the forest where some sun was allowed to peak through the thinning of trees. She was looking for a particular indicator and before too long, she found it; a dying tree with some of its leaves missing. 

She darted up to the tree and sniffed around the base a few times before looking up the length of the trunk. There, she saw the lichen that had attached itself to the bark, drawn by the increase in sunlight. Speedy stood up on her hind legs and stretched her lithe body as far as she could; she could jut barely reach the plant, but she managed to get her teeth around a good portion of it. She gave a a gentle tug, careful not to damage the lichen too much, and with a mouthful of the strange-tasting plant, she dropped back down on all fours, dropping her find on the ground. She sniffed it for a few seconds, hardly believing what she had just found. The plant was very sensitive, and she hadn't been able to find any of it since coming to Teekon. It was a good aid against infection, and her tail wagged a little at her excitement at finding such a gift.

I'm a wild light blinding bright.
October 28, 2018, 11:25 PM
Jarilo
Moonspear
Delta
His rounds had swung him out wide around the mountain's base, and a little beyond at certain points. Chiefly, the sterling yearling was out on lookout and it had yielded him nothing yet for today—certainly no traces of his sister he so sought, or anything else of note to busy himself with, so he began to head back in to nose around there on a new prowl.

On his way, he came upon one of the new faces on the mountain and approached her doings far too easily, tail curled into a wag with a bit of lift. Hey, hi, he said as he trotted nearer and glanced between her and the lichen now on the ground. Though his expression scrunched with a hint of a squint at the leaf-like find, his demeanor and stance was otherwise friendly—all curious about her and her business. Pointing his muzzle towards the plant in question, he asked: Needing that for something? He was sure it probably had some use somehow, even if he had not seen it out to use right before his eyes; he'd collected a number of strange things at the order of more knowledgeable wolves, so he was open-minded and eager to find out.

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October 31, 2018, 02:15 AM
Speedy
Moonspear
Theta
The voice drew her attention from her find, and she turned her head just as an unfamiliar packmate approached. She wagged her tail in response to his greeting, smiling and dipping her head in return. Hey, Speedy replied, taking a couple steps towards him. I was going to store a little in my cache; it's really good for wounds, she stated, answering his question. Offering him another smile, she added, I'm Speedy, by the way. I'm new here. 

She had been doing a lot of exploring and trying to keep herself busy. Before coming here, she had been a wanderer for a while, and she wasn't used to not having something to do. Luckily, building new herb caches here had kept her pretty busy, especially with the added pressure of winter being around he corner. She had met some of her new packmates already, but she knew there were still a few more around that she didn't know yet, so she was glad for the surprise run in with this wolf.

I'm a wild light blinding bright.
October 31, 2018, 11:01 PM
Jarilo
Moonspear
Delta
He finished his approach well enough to come in plenty close to her (her demeanor suggested friendliness anyway so he wasn't really worrying about it to be honest), and squinted appropriately at the lichen as she revealed its purpose. Oh yeah? How do you use it? he asked, trying to decide if he should conjure images of a paste or just.. putting the flaky-bits on a wound.. or what. I see it around sometimes.. on different things and places. Does it have to be a certain kind? Are there different kinds? he asked when it spurred his realization that it did look different sometimes. Although he could admit that he did not usually pay extremely close attention to lichen around this mountain.

Ah, I'm Jarilo, not new here. he added, backtracking a bit and leaning over to investigate where she had peeled it from better.

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November 07, 2018, 10:03 PM
Speedy
Moonspear
Theta
She smiled, glad to indulge in another's curiosity. I always learned to soak it in water and apply it to a wound to prevent or treat infection, she answered first. She nosed the sage green lichen in a pile at her feet. This type isn't super common. This is the first I've found any since coming to Teekon, she added with a small shrug. 

It's nice to meet you, Jarilo, she replied, giving him a friendly smile as she watched him inspect the part of the tree where the fungus had once been. Do you have an interest in healing? Speedy asked, still watching him inquisitively.

I'm a wild light blinding bright.
November 08, 2018, 12:00 AM
Jarilo
Moonspear
Delta
All noted, he nodded, all quiet with a thoughtful silence while drank in her explanation. Eyes trailing from its former space, to the lichen now.. he supposed everything she said made sense; though he'd definitely never looked at the bizarre growths on rocks and trees in that kind of light before. Maybe now he might. Neat, he finally did breath, and had started to wave his tail gently then too.

His first exposures of what the right plants at the right times could really do had come from helping medics with their collections and caches. Learning about healing had come from that, and knowing what he needed to get that was useful. But he mainly enjoyed other aspects of it, he felt. Kind of? I like the plant stuff, mainly.. It seems to really come second-hand learning what can do whatever, he answered. It was way too useful, so he wasn't complaining, but he wasn't looking to expand exclusively into medicine himself. Do you have a spot for your cache yet? he asked.

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November 08, 2018, 02:05 AM
Speedy
Moonspear
Theta
Speedy nodded. Yeah it does, she agreed. She had come to pretty much the same conclusion when learning from her mother, although she had learned the were also a lot more to it once she actually started honing her skills. She always enjoyed helping others, though, so she was glad to do it.

Speedy shook her head at his question. I've been storing them in my den, she explained. It was a far better place than what she had as a lone wolf. I used to have a cache near here, and I moved everything to my den, plus I've been gathering extra to try and stock up for the winter, she added. She smiled warmly at the dark male when she finished talking. As much as she had dreaded joining a pack and ending her wandering ways, she couldn't deny how much she enjoyed the social aspects. She had only found her friend Slavik a few weeks before joining Moonsper, so the months before that had been pretty lonely, which she thought was probably the worst part of being a loner.

I'm a wild light blinding bright.