Also re-opening Mist Valley's thread
Mist Valley Holt is a Wolfrider based holt in the OQ style, with elves, trolls and humans. The wolfriders live in a valley and are surrounded by hills, in a thick forest. The trolls live in the mountains closeby, but a few decades back trades have been cut off when the former chief betrayed the trolls. There is no contact with the human village up north -- after the human massacre that resulted in the loss of their previous holt, the elves are weary of making any contact.
The holt's website can be found at http://www.losteuphoria.com/mistvalley. The forum is directly accessible through http://www.frozenleaves.com/mistvalley.
We have a few adoptables!
Shadow Pool has new adoptables!
Oakmist; 873 years old, hunter, tanner and elder, father of Coolsong, brother of Nightwreath. Oakmist is a friendly elf, and enjoys being surrounded by his friends. He has a strong tendency towards directness, and his bluntness frequently causes minor and shortlived disagreements with his tribemates. However, truth is truth and sending and since Oakmist isn’t malicious most of his tribemates get over their irritation – eventually. Oakmist’s passion is tanning, turning the messy, ugly icky hides and skins saved from the hunt into sturdy leather, hardened armor, and soft, supple suede. However, he has absolutely no interest in designing clothing for his tribemates.
Talon; 9 years old, cub, son of Brazen, Rainroot and Drumbeat. Talon is a responsible cub... but still prone to cubling games and mischief. Excelling, or hard working to become so. Likes training with his sling arrow. Sometimes lonely, due to lack of agemates, but this encourages him to act more grown-up. Born outside of Recognition seems to have only made him more prone to getting sick first, but little else. Mostly considers Rainroot his father since Brazen is openly lifemated with him, but he has another in playful Drumbeat.
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The rescue party retrieved Ripple! And much more -- so many elves have gone missing over the years, and now there's a lot of them in the caves! Both rescue party and the former-captive elves are astonished when they see the others, but they don't have much time to get reacquainted. Trolls are coming for them, and they won't take it lightly that their workers are freed...
Meanwhile, the elves back at the holt have major problems, as well. The sounds of something thrashing the protective thorn wall indeed came from trolls, and they're getting close. The archers shot their first round, hopefully they can prevent them from entering the area around the dentrees!
All adoptables have been taken! *does the happy dance*
And with future plots, old-yet-new family connections are going to be revealed. Currently, the character creation has been opened once more. So, if you ever wanted to play in MVH but were none of the adoptables really talking to you, NOW's your chance to step in!
Let me know by PM or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're interested, and I'll fill you in :-)
Mist Valley Holt's got a nifty shiny new website!
Check it at http://www.losteuphoria.com/mistvalley :)
And there's three characters up for adoption again. Read the first post for more info, or drop me an email if you're interested :)
There are four adoptables available; check the first post for more information if you're interested
After the remnants of the horrible fight in the holt had been removed, and the once-missing elves had been thorougly welcomed back into the holt, there is a new challenge just before winter sets in: Will they have enough food and supplies to survive the winter, now there are eight more of them? Most herds have migrated south because the cold has set in already.
Halfnote and a party are off to do the unthinkeable - they are off to the human village to steal supplies but it is not going as smooth as she had hoped.
Back in the holt, the damage on the thorn wall is being investigated, several hunting parties are desperately trying to find any prey that still wanders these woods, and the former captives are trying to find their place in their old home again - Much has changed since they disappeared. And who is this strange elf Lunar, who suddenly popped up and rambles about vague people and words?
At the other side of the Whitecold Mountains, a group of elves has been snowed in. Following Chief Nettle's daughter Lunar who seemed to have a plan after their old holt was destroyed, the group came to a halt when Lunar disappeared. Chiefs Nettle and Frostbite contemplate on what to do, because food is getting scarce and the shared cave doesn't make things easier. However, Brightfire found a crack in the wall, which she has tried to investigate with her son Twilight before. Frostbite is taking a small party to check it out, and hopefully find some food.
Emotions run high when everyone is hungry; can they all keep their wits together till either they find a way out of the caves, or find some food?
Winter is approaching fast, and with so many extra elves to take care of, the storage dens need to be filled. However, a lot of the herds already migrated for the winter, so Halfnote chose the most extreme option so far: She has taken five others to steal from the humans. Eat or be eaten, and wolves steal too, if they're hungry enough. So far, they haven't been spotted yet, but now, she wants to enter a building to check what's inside... In the holt, two parties have ridden out to hunt whatever they can find, while others are setting out fishing lines or get (re)acquainted with long lost and new tribesmates.
Under the leadership of chief Frostbite, a small party investigated a small crack in the wall, surprised by the space behind it. Oakmist's wolf has bolted off into the found tunnel, and has vanished in the darkness. However, from what they can sense, the wolf is not in danger. What will they find at the end of the tunnel - food, or enemies?
Meanwhile, efforts are being made to melt the frozen snow that blocks the entrance but so far, it is just talks and a few bloody wounds. Drumbeat makes an effort to tell a story, however, Enigma interferes -- what story will young Talon hear?
We still have a couple of adoptables!
In Mist Valley:
Gale - Male, 7 years old, Cub. Gale is a real cub, always running around, wanting to discover things, learn things and have some fun. He hates it when he’s told off, but usually forgets about his anger as soon as he thinks of a new plan or game (which is rather quickly). He dislikes seeing his mother in a really dreamy state, and will usually start talking to her and dragging her around until he thinks she’s totally back in this world. The return of his father troubles Gale; he has to get used of having a real father, however, Greenthorn seems to be more wolf than elf and it confuses the cub.
Ripple - Female, 12 years old, Cub. Ripple is mature for her age and sometimes and already has a somewhat sarcastic kind of humor. She's very proud of her good bond with Silhouette -- being taken seriously by an adult means the world to her. Although she likes playing with Gale, she sometimes finds his games too childish and will prefer adult attention. She loves to hear stories and music, too, but is not motivated to pick up an instrument herself, much to her mother's dismay. She wants to be treated as an adult too, but to her irritation everyone still sees her as a cub. She takes after her father, which is a great companion to her with all the patience in the world to teach her whatever she wants - he spoils her.
In Shadow Pool:
Oakmist - Male, 873 years old, Hunter/Tanner/Bowyer/Fletcher. Oakmist is a friendly elf, and enjoys being surrounded by his friends. He has a strong tendency towards directness, and his bluntness frequently causes minor and shortlived disagreements with his tribemates. However, truth is truth and sending and since Oakmist isn’t malicious most of his tribemates get over their irritation – eventually. The most important thing in Oakmist’s life right now is his daughter. After losing a lifemate and two children, he treasures the one he now has, and can be very unreasonable if he thinks that she’s in danger or hurt. He has also more or less adopted Mooncat after her parents died, and he dotes on her.
Talon - Male, 9 years old, Cub. Talon is a responsible cub... but still prone to cubling games and mischief. Excelling, or hard working to become so. Likes training with his sling arrow. Sometimes lonely, due to lack of agemates, but this encourages him to act more grown-up. Born outside of Recognition seems to have only made him more prone to getting sick first, but little else. Mostly considers Rainroot his father since Brazen is openly lifemated with him, but he has another in playful Drumbeat.
As a Mist Valley Holt Moderator I took the task of updating the list of adoptable characters. The real life got too hard for some players and therefore there is now new characters up for adoption.
From the Shadow Pool's brach:
Brushwind - Female, 314 years old, hunter and crafter. Brushwind is rather stand-offish. In the harsh tribe of her raising, she decided the best way to survive was to be self-sufficient. She is capable of being friendly, but never seeks a true close bond of friendship with anyone. She recognized once, and though she formed a deep relationship with her lifemate, his death made her feel vulnerable. It is something she does not wish to experience again. She keeps her distance now. A part of the tribe without ever trying to truly be a part of it.
From Mist Valley:
Greendream - Female, 356 years old, herbalist and scout. Confident, wry-humored Greendream is equally at ease among the tribe and pack and out on her own in the woods she loves. She has a keen nose and good memory and few can equal her familiarity with the world around the Holt, its fauna, flora and terrain. She is attentive to all goings-on, to subtle changes in colours and scents, and is proud of her extensive knowledge. A little solitary and contemplative by nature, she isn’t always eager to share her insights and has a tendency to treasure her secrets.
While her tribal function as herbal healer is important in her mind and she does well in it, her bedside manner is lacking. She’s more interested in the cure than the patient, sometimes. Greendream isn’t unfriendly, though, she easily takes pity on small, lost things. Her interest in making spices, dyes and wines leads her to greater involvement in tribal life as she looks to the other elves’ needs and interests.
Greendream is not looking forward to being a proper elder and has little patience for teaching younglings. She gives her advice freely when asked, and asks for advice just as easily, delighting in shared projects in things she’s not as good at, such as baskets or traps. Pranks make her grin quietly rather than laugh and she’s often a willing if hidden partner in them. She does hunt, but prefers to tackle small game rather than go out with a group, unless some special prize is involved.
Viper - Male, 1225 years old, hunter and guard. Viper is easygoing almost to the point of being lazy. He doesn’t get angry easy, but when he does he is dangerous. He likes a good party and enjoys joining during those times. He’s easy to talk to but has a far away look to his eyes so you’re not sure he’s actually listening until he responds then you know he was taking in everything you said. He doesn’t think troll or humans are good for anything except killing and he’s more than glad to be first to do it. He makes decisions on his own and carries them thru which has gotten him into trouble in the past.
He’s not particularly affectionate towards others. He interacts with them for holt business or for the job he has been given to do. He gets feeling of something missing in his life sometimes, an empty place in his chest. This is usually when he wants to be alone.
Wolfears - Male, 199 years old, hunter, tracker and scout. Prior to captivity, Wolfears was an elf who took his responsibilities serious. He was in for a prank once in a while, but nothing serious, and he doted on his daughter. His excellent hearing made him arrogant from time to time, hearing things before others could, and therefore, proud of his slightly misformed ears (though he would not use that term). An excellent hunt leader, but some problems with authority. Had a bad temper, often thought of challenging the chieftess (and has come close a few times)
Captivity has made him turn to his wolfblood almost completely, and apart from the way he moves -- he still walks on both feet) one could easily think that he'd have to deal with a wolf. Wolfears has turned into an agressive wolf-like creature (especially to trolls), is protective of the ones in captivity, and is acting like a dominant wolf who is eager to block as much communication as he can. He barely takes advice from Goldstar, who's taken some sort of lead, and wants to firgure things out himself. Talking in snarls and growls nowadays, he's turned into a loner and it seems that only Vision can get through to him, using his soulname.