The Stone & The Flower [for grimreaper21]

Discussion in 'ROLEPLAY GRAVEYARD' started by Ceredra, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Name: Millerna
    Age: Appears 20 in human ears
    Height/Weight: 5'10, slim curvy build
    Status: Princess of Eindrel
    Species: Woodland elf
    Appearance:
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  2. Name:Ealu
    Age: appears late 20s early 30s
    Height/Weight: 4'6", stocky broad build
    Status: Hunter
    Species: Dwarf
    Apperance:
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  3. A soft hum floated in the cool breeze of Spring, the snow finally having melted away any traces of it being there the past few months, leaving the sun's warm rays to gather what was left of the morning dew hanging from all plant life. Taking her time through the valley of woods, a beautiful elf strolled carrying a hand crafted woven basket, swinging it slightly back and forth in her grasp as she smiled; smelling the sweet smell of air. Ah, how she loved the changes of the seasons, it was so beautiful how Mother Nature created such spectacles of wonder every time and no matter how many times her deep blue eyes saw it, it was always breath taking. Then again, it was hardly very surprising considering how most of her species was very in tune with nature itself, even to the point that most could sense the change in the winds, that they could hear the very soft groans and creaks of a tree if it were ill or when a plant was crushed. Yes, woodland elves were very careful and delicate with their surroundings, making sure not to be so greedy and only take what they could get unlike most creatures such as the humans.


    Millerna walked carefully, making sure to step on dry soil so as not to ruin her shoes otherwise she'd never hear the end of it from her father,King Albus. While yes she understood the importance of that being a princess one must be sure to be proper and clean, sometimes..the urge to just jump in a mud puddle overcame her; granted having done it eons ago when she was just a tot. But now she wasn't a child anymore,she was adult and that meant she had to keep her appearance at all times. It got dull at times but..if she was good then that meant she was allowed to still keep her freedom and roam about the vast forest landscape known as Eindrel, kingdom of the Elves. Of course there were other species such as Dark elves however..they tended to be very highly scarce if not already extinct.


    She continued to hum some more, stopping only when her eyes caught sight of particular herbs that she decided to gather until she came to a halt, noticing a small clearing of light up ahead which meant the princess was nearing quite close to the forest's boundaries. She knew she had to turn back, that this like countless times before would be her cue to come back the way she came..however..curiosity began to prick at the corners of her mind the longer she stood. The princess had never ever been outside of the kingdom before in her life. All she had where stories told by her kind and of the soldiers who'd went out to battle years prior in order to help their allies; described of all the wondrous places beyond and of course the many different other creatures good and bad that dwell on this earth. Including the most gruesome creatures known as Dwarfs which were at this point that everyone including humans knew have a bitter rivalry or feud of sorts with each other.


    For a moment, Millerna contemplated what to do. She could just turn back or just take one simple peak. It's not like she was going to go very far and even then she'd be staying for a few minutes. No harm in that. Well..not unless her father or anyone from the kingdom found out about this. She'd surely be kept locked up forever as punishment.Still this did little to quench the dreaded curiosity now and before stepping forward she glanced quickly around her, making sure the king's stealthy archers weren't nearby patrolling this far into the wood before continuing once more on her way.


    It took a moment for her eyes to adjust the moment she stepped into the glaring sun, expression slowly turning into awe at what lay before her. From as far as the eye could see where nothing but rolling plains and hills, small tiny formations of human villages far out in the distance scattered across; even further out she could make out snowy rock formations which she decided were what people called'mountains'. Before she could stop herself her feet began to carry her down the slope, drinking in her surroundings and slowly becoming further away from the forest which seemed the least of her concerns at this point now; hands running along the tall meadow grass as a gust of wind blew daffodils into the air; making her giggle in delight. Oh how could her people say being outside of the kingdom was dangerous? To her everything was peaceful and so beautiful, hell even the smaller more rocky hills close by were interesting, having caught sight of a few stray goats hopping about.


    (Hope this ok, you don't have to match it all just didn't want to go too far off lol)
     
  4. The soft trickle of water flowing through the rocks of themountain sides could be heard for what seemed like miles. The thawing of theworld made for a sense of peace to befall the world. Everything was awakening. The animals leaptfrom their homes with joy prancing about without a care in the world. Littledid they know that while Spring brings about the promise of life, Spring isalso the return of hunting season.

    A need to replenish the food supplies was quickly growing,and even though several hunting parties had already brought back piles of freshmeat more was needed. The sun glittered off of the blade that Ealu wascurrently polishing. After having sat in the cold and snow all winter, theblades of his most prized weapons were becoming dark and warped. Soon theywould be needed so that he could join his companions in a hunting party. Theway that Spring brought their people together was more than astonishing.

    The woman worked on getting the huts aired out and cleaned.Hunters brought back their finds and began preparing the meat for storage.Cooks were preparing the large Spring feast that was held every year. The soundof so much work being done was a part of Spring that Ealu charished. The rewardfor all of their preparations was more than enough to satisfy the most savageof dwarfs. Children were running around squealing and enjoying the lovely day.

    Although Ealu could have stayed and watched the goings onaround him, the desire to get out and make his first kill of the season wasmuch more enticing than the prospect of sitting on his bum. Rising from thespot where he had been preparing his weapons, the dwarf met his hunting party.They were finally ready to set out. As they traveled past the outskirts of thevillage, Spring made her presence known. Small rabbits scampered past as the troup pressed forward. They were outfor bigger animals than rabbits. Food that had been scarce during the winterwas more of a priority than the little furry beast that they had feed upon theentire winter.

    The group climbed the mountains in search of goats ordeer. These creatures were more elusivethan the silly rabbits and birds. While they too were out enjoying the wonderfulday, they were more cautious. The knowledge that hunters would be awoken justas the prey is kept them safely hidden in their parts of the mountain. Soundsfrom the hooves against the rocks echoed around the group as they pressedforward. Ealu caught a glimpse of one of the animals, but it quicklydisappeared over the other side of the slope they were climbing.

    Soon enough the group split into two separate groups hopingto cover more ground than staying together. Ealu joined his group heading Eastof the village. Once they had traveled far enough away that their companionswere no longer visible the animals started making more of a presence. First thesound of their calls cresendoed, then the echoes of hooves joined the chorus.There was a herd approaching the troup and fast. The hunters got ready tointercept the weaker of the herd standing on either side of the path they wererunning hidden in the underbrush. The first goat broke the ridge and took off.As Ealu companions found their own prey to go after they disappeared inpursuit. Soon enough Ealu joined in thepursuit of a young goat that had lost the sight of its mother. In a state ofpanic the goat fled away from the rest of the group. Ealu followed making surethat the goat would not find it’s way and return to its family. It would tireout soon enough and then the dwarf would be free to make the kill.

    (Sorry it took so long to reply. I had to think of where Iwanted to go and start from. Hope it’s okay. Not quite as long as yours, but Ifeel it’s sufficient.)
     
  5. Continuing onward while making sure to keep an eye out now form where she came, which was now almost a speck in her line of vision, so as not to get lost, Millerna's moment of tranquility was cut short as her ears picked up a low rumbling that seemed to echo among the hills, sensing some sort of distress in the air which made her own body tense up slightly. She knew well enough what a herd was, and either something scared them silly or they were being chased by a predator of some sort. Either way, the princess reminded herself she was safe and the animals seemed to be going off in another direction judging by the sounds dying off as quickly as they came. Letting out a sigh and beginning to relax once more her finger tucked a strand of a wavy loose lock of hair behind her earth at had escaped from her braided bun; brushing her silk embroidered gown momentarily while securely holding onto her basket before moving again, deciding to climb a smaller slope to get a better view of what lay beyond.


    After careful steps trudging up the hill and reaching it's top, enjoying the cool breeze drifting along until something caught her attention. Over yonder she could make out a white speck, it's soft bleats clearly showing that the animal was frantic as it tried to wobble along the ground in search of its mother. Poor thing...she hoped the creature's mother was still around or had not yet died somewhere. Soon enough however another being came into her view, obviously the one trying to catch the said animal, a stocky built yet short thing that looked like a man but she could hardly tell from where she stood other then noting the glint of a weapon from the sun. Not knowing if this stranger was an enemy or foe the elf decided to hide along a lone boulder just to be on the safe side and watch where he was headed.


    (That's alright, it's good :) I was thinking of creating a scene for you but I wasn't sure if you had something planned out or not so I hope this is ok for the time being. If not just leave me a visit message on my profile since I can't seem to see if this site has a PM thing or not lol )
     
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This was working astonishing well. Usually it would take a few tries before Ealu would have a suitable candidate for hunting. The animals would find their families and return or there wouldn’t be a weaker being to draw away from the herd. The dwarf reveled in his triumph as he continued to stalk the poor animal, which was starting to slow down. They never had much energy after having been running for so long with the herd. Briefly the thought of how the herd had become so scared crossed Ealu’s mind, but he was unconcerned, one of his companions probably went ahead and scared them towards the waiting hunting party. Little did he now that it had not be a friend who had scared the herd, but a fellow predator that didn’t like Ealu encroaching on his lunch.

    Once the young goat had slowed to a trot Ealu prepared himself to make the kill. He walked lightly trailing just a few feet behind the kid. Soon enough the kid would stop walking completely and the dwarf would quickly move in for the kill. The hunter was unaware of another predator’s feet wading through the tall grasses not far from where he currently stood. A mountain lion was slowly stalking the goat also fully aware that the dwarf had the same intentions. Soon enough the young goat stopped moving just as it did Ealu raised his side and moved to lunge at the goat knocking it to the ground. Once the squirming goat was pinned the dwarf raised his sword to make the kill. He wasn’t a savage and would quickly put the goat out of its misery, but the mountain lion had other ideas. It pounced on Ealu successfully knocking him off of the goat. The goat quickly stood moving to run away. Knowing that it didn’t have time the mountain lion swiped at Ealu until the dwarf stilled in his fight against the beast. Satisfied the beast ran after the prey leaving the hunter on the ground wounded. Ealu soon worked out that he could move, but not without great pain. There was no way he would make it back to the village and all of his companions had probably already collected their kills and were making their way back to the village now. He had no idea what he was going to do.
     
  7. Everything happened so fast in Millerna's field of vision she simply stood still behind the rock,hands covering her mouth to keep from making any sound of fear escaping; unsure of what took place actually happened. But there was no denying it, the strange being had indeed been attacked, put up a bit of a short fight with the large beast that had jumped out from the grass before it bizarrely just decided to go after something more appetizing then finishing the job. Though perhaps she was thankful the mountain lion had not shed blood upon an innocent looking man,otherwise she was sure to have night terrors for some time of seeing such a thing. Now the only question was..what was she to do?


    Clearly the hunter was injured in someway, appearing to have some difficulty moving and could hear the faint sounds of the pain he was in, although she had no idea if the wound was serious or if he even had long to live. Still the princess knew she could not simply just leave the poor thing out here, even if there was a chance of the stranger being found by someone, the possibility of it was quite slim. However..what if the man was dangerous? What if he tried to harm her? That seemed like a high chance indeed, however she made a quick note to remind herself that the hunter was wounded and she could very easily run from his attacks.


    Pondering over her predicament and regarding of the many risks she was taking, the elf was determined to help no matter what. Straightening herself and carefully walking away from her hiding spot down the slope she quietly made herself closer and closer towards the other until she stood but a mere few feet away, her eyes overlooking his rather barbarian clothing that seemed to be a mixture of metal, cloth and fur; also taking note of his much more shorter stature and thick grisly beard. Was this..? Could this man possibly be a dwarf? “..Hello?” she asked with a look of concern yet still keeping her distance briefly so as not to cause alarm, “Are you alright, good sir? Can you move at all? I saw what happened and..well I've come to help you”.
     
  8. Ealu took a moment to just lay there and assess his situation. There was really no way that he was going to be able to get up and walk back to the village, but if he had enough strength to set himself up a little camp with a fire he could avoid the cold temperatures that were sure to come with the sinking of the sun. Then maybe the people of the village would notice his absence and send the next hunting party to look for him. That or he would have to keep himself safe until he was healed enough to travel himself. Either way there was nothing he could really do right now.

    The dwarf resigned to his fate of remaining injured for now shifted so that he could push himself up using the arm that had not been harmed in the attack. Once he was sitting he scooted himself so that he was sitting with his back pressed against a stone. Now the problem of getting himself food and water rose to his mind. He would be safe hidden in these rocks, but rocks don't give off water and the closest spring was pretty far away. Ealu knew that he needed to rest first before trying to go anywhere jumping up and trying to fix the situation was not going to get him anywhere.

    The familiar sound of small feet walking towards him alerted him to a new presence. He looked up at the sound of a soft voice. There stood a tall and lean female. Is that an elf? He had seen only one elf in his life time, and if she was one she was pretty far away from home. Either way she was dressed far too dainty for the landscape she was currently traveling through. She approached him cautiously. "Hello," he didn't really want to talk to her especially if she was an elf, but he supposed he didn't really have a choice at this point. "I'm fine. I can move. I just need to rest before I try doing too much." Ealu lied he was pretty sure that his leg had been pretty badly injured by the big cat, but he didn't want help from this damsel. If anything he should be helping her, after all that's how it goes. As a dwarf he refused to accept help from a woman. It demeaned him.
     
  9. Millerna paused, her gaze turning suspicious as she looked at the man before her up and down while listening to his response and let out a sigh with a shake of her head, stepping closer. “You know, lying does not improve a beings character. I can see plainly that you're bleeding. The least I can do is to help clean it up and put some medicine on the injury in case it become infected later” she replied and gathered a few decent stones while kneeling on the ground just a foot away from the dwarf, looking through her basket to use some of the herbs she collected in her journey and began grinding the leaves into a fine powder; silently thanking herself for having paid attention to her teacher for having learned the art of medicine.


    Clearly she was not going to leave and the more she stayed there the more harder her resolve was to help this poor man regardless if he was an enemy to her people. The more she thought about it the more she recalled the stories of what she heard about the fearsome dwarf like creatures, that they were ugly barbarian men to the point that even their woman folk had beards, not to mention were hot tempered and made their children from stone.


    Perhaps in some ways this creature did indeed look a bit on the gruff side, the sign of his age clear that he'd been in a few fights or battles during his time; his frame stocky but clearly had some muscle tone to him. Frankly she didn't find him ugly at all..in fact to her he was rather appealing, in a rugged sort of way. “For heavens sake what am I thinking?” the princess thought to herself in surprise while trying to not let her eyes betray her of staring too long at the other, continuing on her task, “Now is not the time for such silly thoughts. I have to focus”.
     
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This elf however refused to take no for an answer and was prepared to help him even if he didn’t want it. The dwarf admired her stubbornness most women would give in and leave a man to his pride, but she didn’t care. Instead of continuing to argue and waste what little energy he had left.


    He watched as she took herbs out of the basket she had been carrying and began to crush them between two stones. Ealu had watched the healers in the village prepare medicine before. It was always fascinating to him. He himself didn’t have any real medicinal abilities, but he knew a few things. Enough to keep him alive should something like this happen. Apparently today it wouldn’t be necessary.


    While this elven woman was working Ealu took the time to assess her. She was tall and slender much different than the women of the village. Her skin was smooth hinting that she had led a pampered and easy life. The dwarf couldn’t ever recall seeing such beautiful skin. He wondered if it felt as soft as it looked. Ealu tried to distract himself from admiring her beauty. He should not be thinking such things of this woman. That was clearly against the rules. Their people hated each other. Her people were awful monsters that mistreated the dwarfs and he was not about to let some pretty elf come in and change his mind. Why was he even letting her help him. “I really don’t need your help. I will be fine on my own. Maybe you should return from where you came and remain there. This is not the place for someone like you.” There that should do it. Ealu was sure he had said enough to upset her hopefully persuading her to leave him be.