Blackfeather Woods and i've got a strong urge to fly
Private  July 06, 2019, 03:04 PM
Maegi
Blackfeather Woods
Nona
Leadership meeting for @Tundra and @Jakoul. Important -- please try to jump in here within the next few days so we can keep it moving! Other tags for reference only.

The state of Blackfeather Woods was not as well as it ought to be. Their adult numbers had dwindled while the youth ranks remained steady; with many tiny mouths to feed and not enough hunters to do it, a crisis loomed. The raccoon raid had also done a number on their caches. Several faces Maegi had thought trustworthy had faded away.

They had sat idly by for too long. Now was a time to act, before the woods slipped from their grasp altogether.

She settled herself within the Redgrove, in the heart of the forest, Blue on her shoulder and the ravens above. She'd asked @Moonshadow to keep close to Parvati's brood with her own children; Maegi hated to leave them alone in the witch's care for even a second. Still, this was important. She lifted her nose to call for her fellow leaders—and it was strange.

Wasn't it supposed to be Ramsay and Mou, the wolves closest to her heart, leading by her side? It really illustrated, to the already suspicious-minded Maegi, that you couldn't trust anyone to stick around. Not a single soul.
July 06, 2019, 10:56 PM
Jakoul
Blackfeather Woods
Morta
partially vague about her well-being after raccoon incident

Salmon tongue had been cleaning a few small scratches when Nona summoned a call for the leaders. She was not used to being summoned so often lately but each call seemed important and so she'd never delay her arrival. Her sore legs carried her towards the heart of the territory as she kept her silver gaze prepared to catch the sight of Maegi.

When she did finally manage to spot their Nona, a soft boof escaped her to announce her arrival as she slowed her pace. She thought little of the fact that she had arrived before their Decima. Jakoul had no doubt that they would be here soon enough. Opting to not dwell on it, she moved to settle in near Maegi's side as they awaited their final leader.

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July 10, 2019, 07:12 PM
Tundra
Blackfeather Woods
Decima
sorry for keeping you's waiting and the rlly crappy post.

dark eyes remain shadowed in the absence of light provided by the thick layer above as the ghost shifts direction at the familiar call to echo forth- resulting in nothing more than the woman's movement and a few annoyed caws from above. it's a good sound to hear again, maegi had been missed by the the woods, it was strange but she could feel it. not because of gods or any of that weird stuff, no the woods themself just had a way of letting you know how it was feeling. not a chance could she even begin to explain it but she didn't need to, all that mattered was that it was there.

she's already delving deeper into the thick trees but her path comes from the borders and so it takes a while before she can slow her run to a trot and then finally a slower walk as her packmates come into view. maegi and ah yes, she'd almost forgotten, jakoul. she hadn't seen ramsay recently but his stepping down troubled her, he'd been a level headed, practical wolf- a wolf born to lead if she'd ever seen one. she could not help but worry that the woods would suffer without him. but no, maybe not. maegi and jakoul were smart and capable and perhaps she could really do with a little less doubting herself, she'd been picked for a reason after all.

and on that subject...she couldn't help but feel a little peeved that maegi hadn't bothered to say a single thing to her about promoting the dark woman. it wasn't that tundra had an issue with jakoul being picked, on the contrary she couldn't imagine anyone better for the job. she liked the shadow's presence and either way she would've trusted her nona's judgement. it's just, well call her petty but she would've liked to be involved in the decision somewhat. nevertheless such emotions don't rise to the surface of doll like eyes and she settles wordlessly by the others. there's much more important things to focus on now anyway than her own selfish misgivings, such as the threat of the melonii- something that was hard to forget with the troublesome cut on her chest. somehow despite the injury flicker had inflicted on her being pretty shallow, it still refused to heal properly and left the fur parted to reveal the mark across her chest. maybe it was on purpose, a self reminder to not forget the imminent threat. which led to the next issue, the dwindling numbers of wolves actually fit to protect her woods.

for now though, she waits. after dispatching a quick nodded greeting, expectant eyes fall on maegi to await her words.

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July 11, 2019, 12:19 PM
Maegi
Blackfeather Woods
Nona
Maegi didn't know Tundra was peeved at her for promoting Jakoul; she hadn't even thought of it. It was a decision that had been done in such haste, such need, that she had just. . .done it, and consequences be damned. Luckily, whatever tension there was beneath the surface (for now) and Maegi could focus on business.

Our numbers are too low, she said without preamble, voice cold. There's no way we can continue to feed the pups enough, especially as they grow. My brother is gone, and others are scarce. It's time to take action.

She casts her eyes between the two other leaders, contemplating for a short moment before speaking again. I need one of you to go out and recruit, right away. Since Tundra went out last time gathering information on my uncle, I think it should be Jakoul that travels this time. Can we agree on this?

The Melonii thought it was an easy enough request, should pride not get in the way. It wasn't that she didn't trust Tundra to get the job done; she needed the woman here to help lead and support. They needed all other adult bodies to remain behind, to feed the children.

Jakoul's player PMed me asking if she could go out scouting -- Tundra can go out, too, but I think Maegi would prefer one of them to remain behind!
July 13, 2019, 09:52 AM
Jakoul
Blackfeather Woods
Morta
small post from me but she doesn't have much to say about things x:

Pride was not plenty in Jakoul and so her decision making did not stem from that when she nodded her head in agreement. It was out of duty and the pure rightness of it that she agreed.

While with the adjustment of things, she loathed to leave home — perhaps out of a fear of what she might return to when her trip was done — she was not horrified of going out into the world to scavenge loners for them. She had happily vouched and praised Blackfeather before with a few little successes in encounters.

And so she would do it again, just better this time.

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