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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All we see or seem

He never lets me drown in my own panic or sorrows. It was one of the reasons I had grown so fond of him so quick - even that fateful day when we had met and I was as thin as a rail he had offered to hunt for me. A kindness that had led to this very moment as I squeeze our child from my womb. My body feels battered and broken from the inside. I had abused it too much over the last few seasons and only recently was I filled with proper nutrition but such takes time to heal a body. I decide right then that if we have another pup it won't be for a long time. Besides I was not a proper mother to any of my progeny and it ate at me, this knowledge, until I realized this could be my fresh start. Myrria had also returned and I would help her in any way I could. I didn't have much but I was resourceful and clever enough to have survived the attentions of two rather homicidal males. Exodus was a balm to such things, easing me in ways I had never known I needed ease with.

He coaches me with his words and his touches but has come to know me so well that he retreats when I grow agitated. My life had been my own for so long that I was at once desperate for attention and grew quickly overwhelmed with it. "Don't say that!" I gasp out to him, ears flag before I finish with my task. It startled me that he would tie his life force with mine. I knew he loved me, he showed it, but such a feeling as what he talked about was more. I couldn't rightly say I would die if he did because I was a survivor but I wonder if I would die inside without him.

Then Lucia comes into the world and I collapse amongst my anguish and exhaustion while Exodus does the work that was mine, I suppose. He is good like that, taking over where I failed, and I lick his paw as he steps past me in affection. I don't feel a nervousness in my gut when he looks over our daughter because he isn't seeking weakness to flush out. He is merely being a devoted father. I wonder how my life would have turned out if I had one.

Then another small figure comes in and slides past him and I lift the front of my body with a whine. "Exodus, don't," I warn, because I suspect he might growl in warning at her. She is a stranger to him after all and with a new daughter he was no doubt on edge from any ill will. My tail tiredly slaps the ground as she rubs her muzzle against mine and I sigh in relief. Being away from her after having only just met her again was difficult. I turn my head across my shoulders now so my pink eyes face Exodus. "Exodus, this is my daughter Myrria. You remember when we first met I had a pup. This is her. She has only just returned to me." My gaze darts to her, measuring, but I don't spill the rest. That she was lost. I am still a creature of habit and my secrets will keep until I am ready to spill them. "I like the name Lucia. What do you think, love? Myrria... would you like to meet your sister?" I don't feel worry from her because she was the first of my children and none rivaled my love for her save Lucia now. I had failed my other children and I would account for that some day. But for now I am in bliss. My body hurts but it is overshadowed by the comfort of Exodus wrapped around me and Myrria's touch.


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