Susil Crags

Disaster has struck!
The Crags are a series of rocky formations with small caves and crevices throughout. Many of the lower-lying areas of the Crags have been flooded, however, with water pouring in from the Northern stretches of Moladion. Some paths have been completely submerged, and some are nothing more than a few rocky peaks sticking out of the water. The water is fairly slow moving but begins to pick speed up towards the Grotto, becoming a series of intense rapids and waterfalls as it nears the Grotto's entrance.

The area itself is still traversible. However, it can be risky. Large amounts of debris can enter the waterway, creating bridges at times but also creating dams that break and cause ocassional flash-flooding. Be careful, travelers! One wrong step and you could end up finding out where the water goes.

Note: Susil Crags will return to normal once 25 posts have been completed (or at Staff discretion). During this time, new threads will receive a 'Surprise','Disaster', and prizes.

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Not all those who wander are lost

Five * Loves * Protects Bastille * Solitary * 29in * 78lbs

They had escaped the storm unscathed. Halcyon was glad she wasnít hurt and felt a weight lift from his shoulders. He watched her curl up into a ball, announcing that all she needed was a little rest, before closing her eyes. For a moment, nothing was said as he assumed the pup had fallen asleep, unaware she was watching him through half opened eyes. Laying his head on his paws, the russet wolf watched the storm outside the cave swirl around. The snowflakes danced and twirled on the windís breath, mesmerizing him by their gracefully lazy movements. Not for the first time, he yawned deeply as the dayís activities took their toll on him. And yet, he could not fall asleep.

Rising to his paws quietly, so as not to wake the sleeping girl, he moved to the mouth of the cave and put his nose out into the cold. The blizzard was not as fierce here, but the wind still took a bite out of this snout. And then, he was reminded of a time long ago, when life had been simpler. He and Mugen had been playing in the den. The older boy liked to flaunt his bigger size on the runt, and it has resulted in a nasty bite to the nose. Halcyon had yelped loudly, causing their mother to come into the small den and break them up.

The memory was fuzzy, much to Halcyonís sorrow, but he remembered his mother singing a melody to calm them down. Her voice was distant in his memory, but the words had been imprinted into his heart. Hundreds of years could go by and he would still remember her lullaby. At first, he hummed the tune softly, watching the falling snow tumble to the rhythm. Then, getting lost in the moment, he began to sing gently to himself. His voice was not nearly as deep as his fatherís, nor as high as his motherís, but it was somewhere in-between, a beautiful tenor.

"The time has come to lay down your head. Come, lay next to me in your soft bed. Nestle close and close your weary eyes. The sun has gone and the moon darkens the skies. Fear not, my child, you are not alone. For even as the night grows as cold as a stone. I will always be right here, never away from your side. All you have to do, is look inside. A motherís love will always keep. So, worry not, close your eyes, and go to sleep." As the song ended, the last note carried away by a gust of wind, Halcyon turned to see Mirage watching him, a single eye open and shining in the dim light. Sniffing away the sadness he felt, he offered a smile and turned back into the den. "Iím sorry, I didnít mean to disturb you. Not sure what came over me." He had never sung in front of anyone before, not even Aster. It was a secret he kept to himself, but it felt kind of nice to share his song with someone else. Honey colored eyes looked at the child as she laid tucked into her little ball, wondering if her own mother had ever sung a lullaby to help her sleep at night.

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