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All Welcome delusions, deceptions, nightmare
Posted 06-10-2017, 04:26 PM | This post was last modified: 06-10-2017, 04:26 PM by Revenant
Revenant
Rogue
Female, 3 years
Ectomorph
40 inches in, 80lb lbs
ep
© Fluttershy


The moon wasn't out, it seemed to be afraid to stand out against the blackest backdrop to provide the reflection of light. The dark was somber, lonely, and even the wind sweeping across the plateau to make the usual golden grains dance was lacking in strength. There was a chill to the air, though warmer than the usual daytime feel in this wintery hold. There weren't any fluffy happy clouds floating lazily in the sky either, which made it quite the perfect spot to settle down. Enter Revenant, her ghostly form floating across the barren snowscape and her fiery eyes glazed over in front of her. It seemed as though the lass was experiencing a fantasy as she raced along, her tongue hanging out of the side of her mouth as she panted. Even though she knew it wasn't real, when she was out of it, when her brain took over and made her fall into a pit of horror she couldn't tell the difference. She was amongst skeletons, all prowling around and stalking her form, and she was trying to escape. Just before the beings were to cause her to trip and roll down a rather randomly placed embankment, her eyes focused and she halted quickly in her place. "Gods dammit." She huffed under her breath, narrowing her eyes downwards to where her dead body would probably be laying.


Speech!




Yagrum



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Posted 06-10-2017, 05:11 PM | This post was last modified: 06-10-2017, 05:12 PM by Yagrum
Wind
Yagrum
Wind Scout
Female, 3
Ectomorph
36 in, 86 lbs
30 ep
© sorceror
Revenant
She cared little for wandering around in the dark. Most of the time, if she was out at night, it was because someone or something was hunting for her and she was trying to avoid them. That was why she was dead asleep, curled in a hole she had dug into the snowy ground and snoring slightly around her crooked teeth. It was neither warm or comfortable, but she was tired and being picky about where she slept had never been a choice for her.
Yagrum was not, probably due to being a wanted criminal, a heavy sleeper. She woke up immediately when something stumbled nearby and fell down, cherry eyes peering around. It was like someone had shot a dart of adrenaline into her system; she felt her breathing speed up immediately. It might have been a deer. It might have been a dream. It might have been anything, but she momentarily was shocked into thinking it was a ghost.
She had never been superstitious, before, but things had changed. If magic was real, why not ghosts, too? She'd never heard anything good about the idea of deceased spirits wandering the night. There were rumors that she ate children, but she was very sure that ghosts actually did.
If she stayed very still, she thought, the eerie shape picking itself off the ground would probably not see her -
It cursed dramatically. She hesitated, eyes narrowing slightly.
Did ghosts curse? She had heard about them saying all kinds of things, but not that. The wanderer poked her head out of her hole, curious despite herself, saw immediately that what she'd taken for a spirit was casting a dark shadow in the snow, and rolled her eyes.
Ghosts.
"Idiot," she mumbled at herself.
Just some clumsy stranger stumbling over something. She was almost gratified to see that, for once, the person falling down wasn't her. There wasn't much chance of her going back to sleep after her shock, though, so she dragged herself upright and eyed the stranger darkly.
"What, uh, who are you?"
She didn't think this was one of the magical ones. It wasn't wearing a necklace. Must just be passing by, like her, then. She hoped.
The alternative was that yet another unwelcome surprise lay in store for her; Yagrum was finding that she was sick of learning new things, lately.



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Posted 06-10-2017, 05:28 PM |
Revenant
Rogue
Female, 3 years
Ectomorph
40 inches in, 80lb lbs
ep
© Fluttershy


Revenant twisted her skull so that her ember eyes could find the source of the movement, as she had heard the other female become roused from her hole in the ground. She muttered something that was incoherent to her, but her next question was definitely audible. She smiled, a sadistic grin moreso than the excelling in friendly manners kind, but for Revenant it was as 'safe and harmless' a smile as she could muster. "A ghoul. Tortured soul. But I am Revenant." She answered, from the tip top of her question to the end of it. What she was, or what she felt she was, and who she was. She didn't move, as though frozen stiffly in place to where her demise almost took hold, only her head shifting back and forth before landing just squarely on her form. It was then that her body twisted to face her, blending in with the snow and the lack of light around them. "What and who are you?" Revenant asked, tilting her head to the side, her voice bizarrely ethereal and bright, despite how she carried herself.



Speech!




Yagrum



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Posted 06-10-2017, 06:17 PM |
Wind
Yagrum
Wind Scout
Female, 3
Ectomorph
36 in, 86 lbs
30 ep
© sorceror
Revenant
The stranger was, to all appearances, totally out of her fucking mind. Yagrum stood and stared for a moment after the other woman finished speaking, crossed eyes blank. Maybe she shouldn't be surprised to discover that the person wandering around in the dark and tripping over rocks was off her rocker. That didn't mean Yagrum had any clue what to say to her in response to her speech about being a ghoul.
Better to just pretend this was a normal thing that everyone did. She was not a fighter and although the stranger didn't look like much, she had no desire to accidentally start a fight. The wanderer affixed a wooden smile to her face, hesitated, and replied in a carefully normal tone of voice.
"Nobody important," she said, a little too quickly. "Just, uh, nobody. Name's Yagrum Bolgram."
Wanted, in fact, on suspicion of witchery, but there was no reason to tell a crazy stranger that. The cripple shifted her feet awkwardly, cleared her throat, and embarked on a different topic.
"I don't really have anything to offer you," she announced, in case maybe she looked like she might (unlikely but possible; this 'Revenant' person was the only individual she'd come across lately that looked worse off than she did.) "But maybe I can direct you toward some people who can?"
Can what?
"..help you?"
So much for making it look like she thought the stranger was a totally normal person.
"Um, with your..ghost..problem."
She trailed off, staring, briefly, up at the moon and wondering why she even bothered. Might as well have come right out and announced that she knew the stranger was nuts. Would have saved them both some time and effort.



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Posted 06-10-2017, 07:00 PM |
Revenant
Rogue
Female, 3 years
Ectomorph
40 inches in, 80lb lbs
ep
© Fluttershy


Her head twisted just a bit more to the side when she answered rather hastily, on the fact she was nobody important. She could see the smile that ensnared her lips before, and even though the voice was not all a twitter with hesitation or nerves, something just seemed off. Call it a gift, handed down from her family lines, of intuition (and a blasted world of nightmares). She didn't pry, didn't focus on it, but she knew it was there. Yagrum her name was, had continued with her nobody important claim before giving her name in full, and Revenant nodded. She didn't speak, she just stood awkwardly there, staring. "A pleasure to make your acquaintance Nobody Yagrum.". She finally said, bfore seeing the other woman shift uncomfortably and spoke again, this time saying she could not offer her anything. Offer her something? She questioned the ruse in her head, though the confusion spread to her facial features as she tried to make heads or tails of this. "Offer me something?". She asked, turned her head so that just one eye peered at her, slightly squinted in thought. And yet she continued on showing her someone who could help her with her ghost problem, though the sentences were broken with pause in between. Ahh, even she wasn't so sure she had that ability did she? Revenant let out quite a hearty laugh at the end. "I don't need help with my ghost problem Yagrum.". She responded, moving a little closer to her before sitting down. "My ghost problem stems from a long line of delusional women, and it's all just in my head.". She tried to explain as she often did. "But enough about my mentality, why are you curled up so solemnly in a ditch filled with snow...?".



Speech!




Yagrum



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Posted 06-12-2017, 07:25 AM | This post was last modified: 06-12-2017, 07:25 AM by Yagrum
Wind
Yagrum
Wind Scout
Female, 3
Ectomorph
36 in, 86 lbs
30 ep
© sorceror
Revenant
A confused frown spread across her face, despite her attempts to play it cool. She hadn't exactly needed the stranger to tell her that she was delusional. Yagrum had figured that out for herself. The wanderer cleared her throat awkwardly, mumbled an agreeing phrase and, at a loss, sat down in the snow. It was pretty obvious that this person was harmless as crazy people went, and, if she hadn't been, it was unlikely that Yagrum would have much luck running away from her anyhow.
"Just passing through," she said. "Gotta sleep sometimes."
With that, she was out of stuff to talk about. A sudden epiphany came over her: if they stopped talking, the other woman would leave. The stranger was crazy, for sure, and that was probably better, but that meant that Yagrum would be alone again for who knew how long.
She was sick of always being by herself; she quickly thought of a new topic of conversation, to delay the stranger's inevitable departure. Besides, she could use any information she could get, right? Right.
"Say, uh, you aren't traveling anywhere in particular, are you? Or are you just walking around? Maybe you've seen a village somewhere, or, well, anything."
Any sign of life other than the occasional other, beat-looking wanderer. Even a pack of barbarians living out of a cave would be a step up from the cold and silence. She couldn't remember if she'd ever been anywhere so empty. Obviously, or she wouldn't be asking someone who, two minutes before, had introduced herself as a ghoul. Did she look like she was desperate? Yagrum hoped not, but it was pretty likely.



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Posted 06-13-2017, 07:01 PM |
Revenant
Rogue
Female, 3 years
Ectomorph
40 inches in, 80lb lbs
ep
© Fluttershy


Revenant just sat her rump down into the snow, her tail swaying against the snowflakes and creating soft whisps on the surface. Finally Yagrum began speaking, though first in a mumble and then finaly a coherent couple of phrases. Just passing through. Gotta sleep sometimes. She had said, and Revenant merely smiled as the silence between them grew. She didn't know that Yagrum was worried about her departing when the silence would break, the awkward tension would grow, but Revenant had no plan to leave. Oh no, she would be sitting there to revel in the company even if it grew awkward. Finally the other woman spoke again and Revenant twisted her head back, as she had slowly let it swirl again to look off the her side at the landscape. She asked about if she was traveling anywhere in particular or if she knew of any villages near by. Revenant chuckled, and despite her being in good spirits, it sounded more demonic than she anticipated but she didn't quite care. "I'm a traveler, indeed, but traveling specifically to Enigma." She answered, having had to ponder the young woman's question before giving her own. "You see, this land is made up of multiple packs. Those are made up of wolves that specifically harnass celestial powers, each one having their own stock in the elemental game." But how did she know this? Her mother and grandmother had lived here for a time. She never met her crazy Grandmother before she died, drowned and poisoned of the mind, but her mother had told her many stories, even those from down the line. "Enigma, masters of the mind. Earth, Water, Ice, self explanatory." Her orange and yellow eyes blazed in delight at the explaining before staring at her, boring into her own gaze, to see what her reaction would be in the end. Because truthfully, not many believe in fairy tales such as these.



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Yagrum



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Posted 06-14-2017, 04:40 PM |
Wind
Yagrum
Wind Scout
Female, 3
Ectomorph
36 in, 86 lbs
30 ep
© sorceror
Revenant
A few weeks ago, she would have laughed this topic of conversation off. Yagrum didn't believe in magic. She'd heard of such things, of course, but usually as legends or rumors or in conjunction with 'Bolgram, there, I've heard she can...'
Times had changed.
She'd been willing to chalk up the incident in the wastelands to a hallucination brought on by heatstroke and exhaustion. It made sense; people saw all sorts of things when they were about to die. It would have been easier to assume none of it was real and go about her merry way. There had still been the question of where the rain had come from. One could imagine all sorts of things, but without the sudden drizzle out of a clear sky, she would probably have died. She could have maybe convinced herself that it was a freak accident, but that was probably stretching it. Plus, everyone she'd met since seemed to be on about the same thing.
Magic.
She still felt like scoffing and changing the subject.
The most sensible thing to do was try to figure out what 'stock' referred to, though. She had an odd feeling like she had wandered into a battlefield by accident. If they were all at war, she would be going back the way she had come, across the desert. She might die out there, but she would definitely die here.
"What elemental game?"
Maybe it wasn't a war. Maybe there was some other clash of nations deal going on. Yagrum had seen the remains of battles before; she had no interest in being involved in an ongoing conflict. It was best to make very sure.
"Is there a war on? Do they fight each other?"
That might explain why that crowd in the mud flats had been so determined to capture her, one way or another. Armies often used slaves as cannon fodder. Yagrum was not a fighter. Not that she was a pacifist either; she was, she realized, mostly useless. Which meant that she would be first in line to get killed.
Fairy land had been a nice place in the stories, but maybe it wasn't in real life.



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Posted 06-15-2017, 08:01 PM |
Revenant
Rogue
Female, 3 years
Ectomorph
40 inches in, 80lb lbs
ep
© Fluttershy


The other woman seemed a little offput by the mention of magic, which made sense. Even though Revenant's kin had lived it, she still hadn't truly believed it until recently. She asked, finally, what elemental game, and she chuckled with a sly smile spreading across her face. "The powers you can harnass Yagrum!" She exclaimed, though it sounded so eerie and evil. "Once you put on that collar, mmm, the powers that you can use can give you a high like no other." She seemed oddly aroused by the thought of the power and the capabilities at hand once she, and Yagrum too, chose the place they were going to shed loyalties with. Then Yagrum asked about war and if they fight each other and she nodded, shrugged a little. It would seem that even in a place where magic ruled, the fighting was few and far between according to her mother's stories. "One would think this place to be nothing but barren warzones, but it's not. Wolves are nice here..." And she trailed off, because truly nice wasn't an appropriate word to use. Perhaps, tolerable? There were wars, there will be wars, but right now there was no war.



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Yagrum



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Posted 06-18-2017, 07:22 PM |
Wind
Yagrum
Wind Scout
Female, 3
Ectomorph
36 in, 86 lbs
30 ep
© sorceror
Revenant
Nice? She wasn't so sure; the attempt to drag her off who knew where in the pits was still pretty fresh in her mind. That being said, someone had once given her a meal for free, and nobody else had tried to attack her. Yet. There was still time. She affixed the other woman with a skeptical frown and said..
"I see. Thats, uh, that's all right then."
It would be a bit strange for her to immediately state that the stranger was wrong. For all she seemed to be totally balls out nuts, she did appear to know at least a little more about the world around her than Yagrum did. For all she knew, maybe the locals were nice to other locals. She supposed she had, after all, seen worse. One had tried to drag her unconscious carcass off to who knew where, but at least none of them had outright tried to kill her. Yet. There was still time.
That being said, it was probably better if she didn't wear out her welcome. The wanderer smiled awkwardly, launched herself back to her feet, and cleared her throat.
"So this has all been very informative and..chilly, let's be real..and no doubt you have some more..ghosts to look at somewhere, so, uh, as it's pretty late out, maybe it's best if we both return to our respective activities. You to your intrigues and me to my..hole in the ground. I'd share, but there isn't really room for two people."
Saying goodbye had never been her strong point. She was aware that she was babbling, but her mouth didn't stop until she ran out of breath. Eventually, though, she ground to a halt and stopped to inhale the icy air.



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