Razgriz Posted September 1, 2021 Share Posted September 1, 2021 (edited) IC: "Likewise here— no dice with them today." Jolek conferred, folding his arms with a grimace of dissatisfaction. They didn't ring a bell. Yellowed teeth, slight limp, missing digits on the right hand, spine modified... none of it. Hadn't heard of any "Ash Lads", either, so they clearly weren't they types that picked up notoriety easily— that, or nobody wanted to call them by their self-decided moniker. Unfortunate, really— self-determination like that was... hrm. Huh. Kind of... Enviable. "Yeah, no weirder spines than the usual..." he murmured softly, having been in the same recruitment wave as more than a few. What would that compensate for, anyway? A ...small spine? Does he get attacked from behind a lot? They might be easy to sneak up on, in that case... That reminds me, actually. "I set up some snare traps in the Forest at first light before reporting in this morning, though. I can keep an eye out when I double back for them once I'm off-duty. Takes some experience to move through all the smoked out wood quietly, so I've a pretty good shot of hearing these guys before they do me." Ashy soil was very fine, and thus quiet, but the vegetation was almost permanently desiccated. You needed to go lean, and with a light step. Very similar to Le-Wahi, but definitely also very different. Tough to explain, but after this much time, second nature. To teach is to know. If you seek to follow the Way assiduously, become familiar with both. It is our Way to have a taste for both— Sword and Pen. "Maybe I'm wrong, but I doubt a big, burly fella nursing a limp is going to be able to keep a step light enough to avoid snapping some branch-fall. The Mangai's ash is soft, but it hides a lot of twigs since it's usually carried downwind." He nodded now, more sure of the idea. It lined up almost perfectly— grab dinner and maybe catch a show. Suddenly, the afternoon was looking up. Edited September 9, 2021 by Razgriz Quote helo frens Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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