Sawtooth Spire rückkehr der musik
All Welcome  February 08, 2020, 01:26 AM
Mahler
Sagtannet
Eisen*
        he wondered where maegi had gone, how ketzia fared. if takiyok would truly take herself out of diaspora 
        sagtannet
         if she had —no!
        the man shook out his wintergrown cape of charcoal and moved on at a frustrated clip.
        the world was silent, and sagtannet waited. he would hunt now, mahler decided, pushing beyond the low boughs of juniper, hunt for wylla.

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February 08, 2020, 04:18 PM
Elfie
Sagtannet
Heft
Wylla he did not find right away, because Elfie happened to cross paths with the old general. The boy had spent the day up until the meeting hunting on his own and, when upon his return, he recognized the tell-tale signs of another migraine, he hurried off to find Mahler and get some of his miracle drugs.

"Good day, General," Elfie told the older wolf, dipped his head politely and kept his position submissive. "I thought, if you have time... if I could get some of the plants for the aches?"
Private  February 08, 2020, 09:05 PM
Mahler
Sagtannet
Eisen*
        his plans were interrupted by elfie's arrival, but this did not upset mahler. he was pleased by the boy's continued presence here, proud that elfie had recently entered the adult ranks, and satisfied to suspect the young man had been off roaming.
        "how bad are the headaches as of late?" mahler inquired, setting off for his newest herbal store upon the mountain and inviting elfie along.

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February 13, 2020, 02:09 PM
Elfie
Sagtannet
Heft
"It's not that bad, if I have got that stuff you give me," Elfie explained. "And it is not the same every day. Sometimes it is very mild, I see swirls and colours out of the corner of my eyes," there was no worry in his voice, when he mentioned this, he seemed rather amused. "It is worse, when it comes with a ringing sound in my ears. It's the warning sign that I have to find the herbs," he told.

"It's ringing now, so I have to prepare for one very long night," he finished and that was about all he could tell.
February 16, 2020, 06:10 PM
Mahler
Sagtannet
Eisen*
        mahler listened, dismayed. whatever happened to the boy had left the imprint of lasting damage, and now a dependence upon the herb the doktor had administered. he was not sure how sustainable this was, but neither did he know another way he might relieve young elfie of his headaches.
        mahler rummaged, lifted his muzzle with the dried feverfew dosage in the curl of a dead leaf. "this vill be enough for a veek," he revealed, setting it down at the boy's paws. "if you vorsen, you must come to me at vonce."

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February 22, 2020, 02:06 PM
Elfie
Sagtannet
Heft
Elfie was unaware that his state of health could have serious practical implications on his stay in within the pack. He was so used to his headaches and migraines that he did not realize his place in a big pack, which consisted of tough survivalists, was compromised. If things would ever go badly, he would be the first to go or to be exiled.

But the trauma had left him not only slightly disabled, but childishly naive. He believed Mahler to be his best friend and the remaining wolves (with the exception of Wylla, who he for some unexplainable reason felt instinctive fear; he did not remember their brutal encounter few months ago) just as good.

"Thanks,"
he drew his share of the medicine towards himself and looked up at the general with appreciation. "Do you think Maegi will return soon?" he was quite lonely without the company of his lovely caretaker and looked forward to seeing her again.
February 24, 2020, 02:33 AM
Mahler
Sagtannet
Eisen*
        the more elfie spoke of these headaches and their effect upon his well-being, the more worried mahler became. had he overlooked a true injury to the brain? he did not wish to scare the boy, but such things seldom ended well. more symptoms would manifest. 
        perhaps it was psychosomatic, at least in part. could the young wolf be imagining his pain as greater than it was? the doktor did not like that explanation either, and fell so deep into a pensive state that he was silent for a while after the question was posed.
        maegi.
        guilt coursed through him; had he become too busy to search for the pale girl? perhaps she had only gone off to begin anew with her mate, and elfie, poor elfie, was a casualty of such. "i think after blackfeather, the vilds did not appeal to her as much. but i think she vill come back. perhaps in the summer."

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February 28, 2020, 04:01 PM
Elfie
Sagtannet
Heft
"I hope so," Elfie had become visibly happier now that he knew and approximate time to look forward to. "I would have gone with them, but she... we decided that with my head-aches it was better to stay here. Where the medicine is," he explained, a bit of regret and disappointment about his own weakness lacing his words. 

"I miss her though," he added - something personal he had revealed to no one else - but he suddenly felt that of all people Mahler would understand. He knew hardly anything about the general, who appeared to the youth as old, regal and super-important, but something about him made Elfie trust him. A bit. 

"Was she your friend too?" he asked. If so - maybe he could tell him something about her. Having a story about Maegi to think about would be just as good as having her here by his side.
March 01, 2020, 12:57 AM
Mahler
Sagtannet
Eisen*
        mahler was not surprised to know that was the reason maegi had given. it did not ever occur to the gargoyle that he should inquire into why the boy had been left; the blackfeather princess was a careful and logic-abiding sort. he also had not wished to pry.
        a slow nod. "yes. i did not know maegi for long, but she vas my friend as vell." mahler had treated her affectionately, fond of the pale young woman in several indecipherable ways. but she had been mated, and he had never intended to press forth in any of them. 
        a thought; his brow furrowed, then smoothed, and he looked thoughtfully at elfie. "did maegi ever teach you anything about plant life?"

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March 01, 2020, 09:58 AM
Elfie
Sagtannet
Heft
"She managed to teach me about moss - we gathered it one day, but she left soon after that," Elfie explained. Plants had not interested him too much, but he had been eager to learn, because he had thought that it would make Maegi proud and lessons would be a good reason to spend time together.

But - maybe - if he learned for Mahler and impressed Maegi with his knowledge afterwards. Wouldn't that be amazing? "Do you know much about plants?" he asked, though the question was quite silly on the second thought.
March 03, 2020, 09:31 PM
Mahler
Sagtannet
Eisen*
        "i know a great deal, but i am alvays learning." the boy was old enough for a trade, and what better one than healing? "i could teach you, if you vould like, elfie," the shadowpriest offered, lilac stare resting with approval upon the young wolf. if the former blackfeather was to carry his injury for all time, it would lend itself to his strengths.

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March 07, 2020, 07:27 AM
Elfie
Sagtannet
Heft
It would have been easier, if Mahler had not given Elfie a choice. When faced with "if you would like" the boy looked away and fell silent. He did not know, if he would like to do that or anything else for that matter. People around him seemed to know all they wished to achieve in their lives or how to direct them in the desired direction. He on the other hand felt floated along the stream and had no idea, where it would lead him. Indifferent, unless there was a clear purpose ahead of him. Like impressing Maegi, but deep inside his heart he knew that "doing for someone else" was way different than doing it for your own good.

"Okay," he replied, thinking that it would be rude to decline. Mahler was a leader and an older wolf. He knew better.
March 10, 2020, 11:15 PM
Mahler
Sagtannet
Eisen*
        elfie accepted, and mahler could not hide his pleasure. "very good," he murmured gruffly. "i vould like to start vith basic things. do you know how you might treat a cut upon an ankle or paw?"  the boy was young, and young wolves often injured themselves superficially. understanding how to tend oneself might be imperative more to youth than to someone of mahler's age.

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March 13, 2020, 01:30 PM
Elfie
Sagtannet
Heft
Elfie looked down at his paws, which, though covered by dust and remnants of mud, were otherwise white and not injured. He tried to remember, when and if he had injured himself, but nothing came to mind. Bruises and scratches did not count. 

"I dunno," he shrugged. "I have never cut my paw. Any paw. Doesn't it heal on it's own?"
March 16, 2020, 06:38 PM
Mahler
Sagtannet
Eisen*
        "some do, but you use your paws quite often," mahler pointed out. "valking upon a vound vill make it less quick to close." a pause. "wash it often." a thought occurred to the former general; he let out his breath. "vhat role vould you like to have here? as in a hobby. or task. vhat are you good at?"

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March 25, 2020, 12:15 PM
Elfie
Sagtannet
Heft
The advice on washing his paws often was a good one, but Elfie was not an easy student and he was not done asking questions on this subject: "But would it not get dirty again, once I step out of the water?" He pulled up one of his paws that was covered in dust and, as far as he could, he examined the pads. "I mean," he looked up at Mahler, "doesn't dirt stick more, when a paw is wet?" He was so focussed on solving this mystery that he entirely missed, what else his mentor had asked him.