Moonspear a bullet on fire
Random Event  January 11, 2019, 07:45 PM
The Narrator
Wild Fauna

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Midnight falls on the Moonspear. It is a crisp and quiet evening, the crescent moon shining on in the cloudless sky. The only sound now is the wind whistling between the evergreens, and perhaps the occasional howl of wolf or coyote.

Suddenly, a light high above. Like a shooting star, but then much bigger and brighter. And it keeps growing, and turns from something angelic to something unholy. A fiery trail is left in its wake; the ball of burning metal hurtles through the atmosphere. There is a moment of calm before the explosion, the meteor obliterated against the north side of the mountain, far up the peak, near its precipice.

A thin plume of smoke rises from the Moonspear, only a fox-sized smouldering pit where the asteroid had landed. Has anyone living on the mountain seen something like this with their own eyes before?

Written by @Lily



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January 12, 2019, 12:07 PM
Arcturus
Moonspear
Iota
the boy had been gazing into the dark sky as teenagers were wont to do, staring at the distant celestial bodies that, insensate to his mourning, stared back.

most of the sky was still. arcturus had from time to time caught the burning glimpse of a shooting star streaking across the sky -- but never had he seen the simmering ruin of a downed star coming straight towards him.

or at least, that was what it looked like to arcturus -- as if one star had grown tired of its lonely perch in the immense and isolated sky, and had thrown its soul downwards in a fiery arc.

arcturus watched as the spearing star kEkeD across the earth's horizon, a flare of white announcing its penetration of their atmosphere.

downward it went, in a rapid descent -- its white tail flaring behind it like a winter fox's. and then there was the snarling noise of burning, shredded air -- a high pitched and oscillating wail from the sky that the boy had never head before.

his ears pinned instinctively as the impact washed over him -- the dark world suddenly became illuminated in a harsh glare of flashing white; everything around him was a white or silver sheen -- and then darkness resumed its reign, leaving him in a shocked stupor.

he was slow to rise, his hair on end and heart beating rapidly; whatever he had just witnessed seemed unearthly. there were no other wolves around him, and fearfully the boy crept towards the smoldering spot, where grey plumes still rose in thin columns into the navy night. arcturus held his breath as the nauseating scent of burnt ozone hit him -- his eyes locked on the blackened, corrupted star that sat smoldering in the center of the crater.

was this what stars looked like when they abandoned the high seat of their celestial perch?


it would only take a few seconds of darkness
to figure out what's in store.
January 13, 2019, 07:36 AM
Slavik
Moonspear
Eta
Slavik had been in the midst of a hunt when the star fell. A fat and late bird pecked through the leaf litter, unaware of the predator that followed them. The boy used the cover of night to hunt, his golden pelt only twinkling occasionally in moonbeam. His eyes were locked on his prey, he was mere feet from launching himself at this prey. Suddenly there was a loud whistle, like no sound he’d ever heard before. Ears flattened to his skull and his heart skipped a beat, his eyes for once leaving his prey and looking to the sky.

What he saw was horrific. A glowing, burning speck falling from above. A star, at first so slowly, but once it had broken their atmosphere it was like a rocket, and the impact came only seconds after that. He could feel it, the groaning of the earth at the angry heavens, a rumble at his feet. He could see it, at one of the higher peaks of their mountain a plume of fire followed by its simmering breath.

A voice in his mind told him not to go after it, but every other primal instinct tugged his paws towards it. At a hurried pace he left behind the bird, which had since flown away in fear, to hunt a star instead. When he arrived at the crash site, Arcturus had already gathered there looking at a blackened crater with a disgusted face. Slavik moved to stand by the boy’s side, the sulfuric scent filling his nostrils as well. He said nothing, just marveled over the simmered fire ball, and how much smaller it looked from here.

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9 hours ago
Charon
Moonspear
Alpha
When the star roared through the skies, the Alpha dropped the rabbit he had just caught and stared in awe. Fire blew through the sky only to land not far from where he was. The force of the impact was felt in every way -- in his paws, in the way that his fur was blown away by it. He woofed a short call to @Amekaze who he'd been hunting with that he would check it out, and without waiting to see if she would follow suit, he left the rabbit where it was -- figuring he'd find it later -- and immediately started trotting towards impact.

Satin had already made it there before him, and when Charon looked better he saw that his son was also there (who he hadn't noticed at first due to his black colour and the smouldered earth before them).

There was only one conclusion that Charon could draw from all of this... It's a sign from the stars. But what it meant, Charon had no idea of. Was it good? Was it bad? Was this a fallen wolf who'd passed, become a star, and then had been expelled from the midst of the other spirits for some reason or other? It was impossible to tell, but the only thing Charon was quite clear about was that it meant something.