So...I'm back, kinda. I've been busy with school and stuff.
I've been pretty busy with school, but I hope to actually be semi-present here during the summer.
I'LL BE BACK SOON. SERIOUSLY.
SEE YA IN A FEW WEEKS
Sea-Cave ScavengersNatural caves and caverns are wonderful places to look for precious stones, along with items others may have hidden within, or accidentally left behind while exploring. It was hard, however, for a large stryx like Aoife to find a cavern with an entrance big enough to pass through and ample space within to maneuver, never mind trying to fly. She and her rider, Enoki, had been traveling up the coast, searching for the large caverns often hollowed out by the waves, and at last they'd found one she could slip into.
Created by the sea, the walls and floor of the cavern were smooth and felt almost polished. The vaulting dome of the ceiling bore a number of small stalactites, water dripping from them to make soft plinking sounds when they landed. The air of the cave was cool and wet, smelling of salt, and quite welcoming.
Enoki had dismounted and walked in ahead of Aoife, carrying a lantern on a staff above her head. The light reflected the shimmering wet stone and proved more than eno
Mountain ScavengersHigh in the mountains, above the treeline, one can sometimes find valuable gems and other treasures just beneath the surface. Aoife and her rider Enoki knew this well, and on days when the sky was clear and the weather mild, they could often be seen soaring high over the nearby mountain range, as they sought a good place to land and dig. Today, their chosen site was about halfway between the last trees and the summit, where there was a saddle of land between two peaks. The gryph came down slowly, carefully, her feet plunging into loose scree and sending small rock slides into motion below. Once Enoki had dismounted and made her footing sure, they carefully picked their way across the broken shale, toward a cluster of boulders.
Aoife was tasked first with moving one of the large stones, and did so with care. Once it began to roll, it would be all but impossible to stop, so it needed to be guided with some delicacy, else it tumble into her handler. The stryx scraped a path for the boulde
Battlefield ScavengersOf all the places a scavenger might go to find useful goods, Aoife considered deserted battlefields to be one of the best. Newly abandoned or long ago forgotten, it didn't matter. From discarded weapons and lucky trinkets that might lay for centuries beneath the dirt, awaiting rediscovery, to the “tinned meats” fresh for the eating just after troops retreated, they were a treasure hunter's dream. Even better, some places lent themselves to waves of war and peace, layering the ground decade after decade with the remnants of strife.
The horned gryph and her rider, Enoki, had located such a site from the air, using tales from the inhabitants of a nearby kingdom to guide them. It was along the edges of an ancient forest, where trees grew so dense and large it was impossible to see further than a few yards in any direction when traversing on foot. There was only this long, narrow valley between the dark woods and a steep mountain slope that could be utilized for troop movements,
|I'm a amateur traditional artist, dragon fanatic, and bookworm. I love mythology, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, horror games, Batman, Fallout, L4D..(the list goes on and on) I paint a little, along with sculpting, photography, and sometimes make little custom versions on LPS toys and other little toys. I'm currently 14, and I am an avid gamer.|