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a wolf and animal rpg (role-playing game)

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@"Virgo" here's our thread! <3 Roslyn, Satan is tagged for reference at least until Sov and Virgo get a couple rounds in :>


Sovereign had kept mostly to herself upon her acceptance into Warcrest. 
Not by choice, either.
The King was protective of her mother for reasons she couldn't guess upon just yet. Love, maybe?
In a man like @Satan it seemed unlikely, but perhaps not all was as it seemed and the man did have the capability to love and care.

The warrior had decided today to explore the lands south of the Eye, only to find a barren wasteland full of vast dirt and sand. 
And sweltering, hell-like heat. Her tongue lolled out her maw as she prowled through the empty terrain, searching for signs of life, signs of water, preferably. 
But she'd take what she could get until she headed back north.
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Her sister’s news greatly annoyed Vira and for the life of all that breathed, she couldn’t understand why!? Someone would think that the bland beauty had rejoiced and applauded their sibling.

She did no such thing.

Virgo pondered her life. Every male that she crossed paths with always chose to leave due to her blunt and intolerable nature. It wasn’t like she was mean. She just didn’t take bullshit from anyone.

What is a wolf if you can’t even hold your own? He could be the sweetest and most polite. Still, she’d grow bored and dismiss him without a second thought.

Feeling the way she felt, Vira left Leo for a bit to further explore the lands here.

But, how did she end up in hell’s backyard? Nothing but dust and dirt much to her dismay. She frowned in disgust. The thought of cleaning her coat, again, immediately flashing into her mind.
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The princess moved with a heavy plod against the heat.
This place was no holder of life, especially not to wolves that had thick fur, like her.
Seeing a figure in the distance, Sovereign let out a short howl to signal her presence to the other, waving her tail a time or two as a further sign she held no ill intetions. 
Yet, anyway.

"Hail!" She called, picking up her pace to approach the other wolf. Saying 'greetings' sounded too...she didn't know...edgy?
Something like that.
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”Halt!”

The word itself, even if it wasn’t spoken rudely, annoyed her. Whomever said it would be ignored because Vira kept along.

Flicking her tail in defiance and sparing only a single glance at the young female. If she wanted to talk, Virgo would listen.

Until that moment came to light, she continued to walk. Only slowing her steps out of small curiosity of what this wolf wanted.
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Sovereign's brows furrowed as she drew closer. 
The other female seemed...wary? Unsure? 
Sov wasn't sure herself, she just knew these fucking badlands...this wasteland... was torturous and wanted to find some water...to help find some, perhaps.

"Hey!" Sovereign tried again as she got closer to Virgo, tone still friendly, although tired.
"Have..." Breathe a few times, cuz heat "Have you seen any sigs of water? We should find some, if not. This place doesn't exactly seem friendly enough to offer it." She chuckled breathily as her tongue lolled from the heat. 
Sovereign was minorly aware she was probably giving off oafish viking girl vibes instead of....young, trained soldier vibes...uh...
"My name's Sovereign." She offered, trying to break the ice. 

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”No. Doesn’t seem to be any around here, anyway.”

There was no point to continuously ignore the female. Not with her being so close and personal.

She decided best to at least not to be rude. When a name was given, Vira nodded. ”Virgo.”

It wasn’t that she didn’t want to be bothered. She just… didn’t want to be bothered. Her mind still trying to solve the reasoning behind this feeling from Leo’s news.

”Do you know where any is? I need to clean.”
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The brute found himself down south often, for some reason always moving south when he explored past his kingdom lands. Perhaps it was because he knew many wandered through him, which gave him an opportunity for either new members, or a snack, whichever he felt like that day. Today specifically, he was leaning more so to the second. His nose caught the scent of one of his newer members, and interest was already peaked. 

Lowering himself to the ground, the man would stalk forward, finding the two creatures rather easily against the void of nothingness. The blood on his back and muzzle were rather fresh, having put a new coat on right before he left the den. He would move closer and listen, hardly caring if they noticed him but still keeping himself hidden for now. It seemed they were looking for water. 

His pink eyes looked at the other one, a loner that perhaps he could steal away as his own. That would remain to be seen though. After a few moments, he would raise up to his full height, stalking closer slowly and carefully. No words would be uttered as he approached, eyes narrowed against the rays of the sun.

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Sovereign tilted her head slightly as the other female answered her inquiry.
No water, then a name given.
And a question of the loner's own.

Sov sniffed the air, especially as a soft wind picked up from the southwest.

"I think there's some that way? By what the wind says..." She answered, gesturing loosely towards the location of a currently-unknown-to-her oasis.
Her ears twitched at the well-practiced effort of catching footfalls, even in terrain like this.
But a scent, she didn't yet get. Thus the young soldier would turn to spot the King, Satan, he called himself.
Lowering her head some as an acknowledgement of his presence and authority, Sovereign would look to the albino monarch and then back to Virgo. What would become of this?
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Vira nodded. Her tongue escaping to pant a few times. The heat here was far too scolding for her liking and she wanted desperately to get out of this place. Why had she wandered off so far? Oh right. So lost in the thoughts weighing tremendously like a boulder on her brain.

When Sovereign spoke of the wind telling of a near water source, she didn’t question it. Only expecting to following the young woman in whatever direction. But no movement was made. Not when the appearance of another presented themselves.

His stature proved strong. Broad shoulders. Much larger and taller than she ever would be. The aura surrounding him nearly made Virgo purr like a feline in heat. Yet instead, she raised a brow spying how quickly the other female bowed. Her tail flicking against her thighs as she raised her head and stared bluntly at the blood covered male.
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The man would nod his head in greeting to Sovereign for a moment, happy that she was showing him respect. His eyes turned towards the new wolf for a moment, pink orbs piercing into her gaze as she watched him. After a few moments, he would turn away, beginning to walk away from the two of them. Over his shoulder he would speak up, loud enough for his words to travel. "Come." He said simply, a soft smirk on his face. "If you're thirsty, I suggest you follow." He knew where the water in these lands were, and his newer recruit wasn't too far off, though he wasn't sure if they would get to it as it wasn't entirely the easiest to find. 

If they followed, the man would glance behind him at the other girl, watching her for a moment before speaking. "If you have something to say, speak up." He chuckled, referring to the stare off he encountered with her earlier. She was interesting to him, perhaps he would leave here with another member.

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”If I had something to say… it would have been said.”

Her tone of voice held a sharpness to it. His chuckle reaching erect ears, causing them to flick in dismissal. Had it not been for the need to find water, Vira would have left on her own in search of it.

Something about him both intrigued and annoyed her. She couldn’t place a paw on exactly which one. It didn’t matter. Once the bland beauty got her fill, she’d surely find her way back to Leo’s side and tell her of this encounter.

For the moment, Virgo found herself picking up the pace. If allowed, her tail would brush against his side and just beneath the area of his chin as she passed him. Even though she knew nothing of this place or where she was going, she wouldn’t allow such a male to think her dumb or weak.

Two things she truly was not.
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The man had already started walking, content to see that not only was his member following behind, but so was Vira. That is, until the woman seemed to want something else, at least in Satan's eyes. He kept walking the whole time but his eyes remained on the darker female, a deep warning growl in his chest as she walked forward, brushing her tail across his side. It wasn't until she brushed her tail against his chin that he had enough, his hackles raising as he lunged forward. Without little warning, he would attempt to grip the top of her tail where it connects to her back. If he were able to get purchase there, or anywhere really, he would try to pull her towards him, using his body to try and push her down. 

He had little to no concern about Sovereign as he clearly expected her to not interfere. However, even if she had a sudden urge to be a good samaritan, he had no issues with putting her into her place as well. "Where are you going?" He questioned as he attacked, his bites only aiming to stop her and not injure her severely. At least not yet.

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Vira held back a yelp from the sudden jerk of her body. The fire rising within slowly growing as he used his body to restrict her from any type of moving. His question spoken with a growl and authority, the bland beauty did everything to hold back the low purr of satisfaction at such display.

Now, this… is a male.

Her own throat tumbled under a loud growl. Frame wiggling to try and free from underneath him. It had been awhile since she’d been touched. ”Just because you were leading doesn’t mean I have to walk behind you. Now, get off!”

She spoke with sternness and demand. This male, if in another setting, could have did whatever he’d liked to Virgo. But, she surely wasn’t an easy woman. Another growl and if there were any room, she’d shift her body enough to nip at his jaw. Wanting release.
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Sovereign watched with an impassive expression as Virgo seemed to tease Satan, only for the King to end up pinning the darker girl to the barren ground. 

The soldier simply watched with cold eyes, waiting for the two of them to either hash it out fang and claw or just fuck already and get things moving again. They needed water, not a pissing contest. But, Sovereign kept her thoughts to her chest for now.
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The man found himself chuckling softly as she growled out, matching his own. He could feel her wiggling under him, but didn't let go just yet. Even after he heard her words, he wouldn't release her. It wasn't until she nipped at his jaw that he parted his jaws, though attempting to step towards her, not caring if she continued with the nip and if it connected with his jaws. "Nip at me like that again, and you may find yourself in my den tonight." He spoke softly to only her, before finally moving to step back. 

A smirk crossed his lips as he gestured with his nose forward. "Go on then. If you wanna lead the way, be my guest." He would wait for her to either walk first, or state that she needed his help. They weren't too far from the water, so he didn't doubt that she could find it if she tried, but he was also interested in watching her struggle.

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”Touch me again and your fur will end up decorating mine.” She knew she was cutting it close. But, something about this male, no matter how hot he was, pissed her off. Like a parasite his presence got up under her skin.

Vira made a note to bath and rid herself of his scent. Dominant males were a good catch. Ones with egos as big as this one were not. She looked over to Sovereign. Giving them both a court stare before turning back to finding the source the white bloody wolf spoke of.

Her pride always got in the way. Knowing damn well she knew not where to go. She scented at the air. The smell of water clearly wasn’t far. Yet, between the heat and and the dustiness of the landscape, she couldn’t quite get a sense of direction as to where to go.

Fuck…
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Sovereign watched as Satan let Virgo up, but as the woman gave her threat, the Princess let out a warning growl.
Though personally she understood Satann had kinda hstarted it, she wasn't the authority here and had no room to speak up without risking her own hide.
So, she would show her loyalties to the King with a snarl instead.

Upon watching the prideful lady try to take a pass at taking the lead, Sovereign would stay quiet as Virgo struggled, unsure of where to go.
Looking to Satan expectantly, she would assume he'd take the lead again to get them where they were originally going.
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The woman's words made him chuckle, though the did catch the snarl from Sovereign, something that made him not towards the white woman with acceptance. He was beginning to trust Nyra's daughter slowly more and more as she proved herself loyal. Turning his attention back to Vira though, he would let her look around for a moment before he would walk past her, not even bothering to look over at her as he walked. He didn't care if she liked him or not, but he had plans to stick around her or at least making sure to find her again. 

Walking past, he would walk over a small hill before the water that they were looking for was finally shown, tucked away around a series of hills and mounds. Walking over, he would lay himself down next to the water, dipping his front paws into it. He didn't speak and let the two of them drink the water if they wanted to, not really caring what they did however he did keep a curious eye on Vira, watching her closely.

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She heard the snarl. Her own pushing free towards Sovereign without hesitation. ”You can shut your trap.”

Vira’s time with them was becoming too long for her liking. She simply wanted to find water and go about her merry way. To return to her sister and speak of the adventures she’d been on since their departure. Oh! There was so many things to tell. Knowing fully that Leo would be all ears.

Once the albino male revealed the path. Walking past her without a second glance in her direction. Virgo said nothing. The water immediately cooling away the heat as she lapped at the surface. A low sound of satisfaction barely heard.
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And it was just like that, at Virgo's words, that Sovereign's initial warning growl turned into her exploding forward at the arrogant woman with little warning, bloodthirst in her golden hues.

Teeth bared,  the Princess would attack anywhere she could grab on the bitch, preferably by the throat, but anywhere vital would work. 
Her goal now was to simply maim, rip, tear and destroy and take Virgo back to the ground.
Being at water now though, she'd even make the effort to pin the haughty cunt's head underneath the surface for a while to make her nonverbal point all the clearer -  I will kill you. There are two of us, one you. Get wise or get shit on

Sovereign having a temper? Lol


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And it was just like that, at Virgo's words, that Sovereign's initial warning growl turned into her exploding forward at the arrogant woman with little warning, bloodthirst in her golden hues.

Teeth bared,  the Princess would attack anywhere she could grab on the bitch, preferably by the throat, but anywhere vital would work. 
Her goal now was to simply maim, rip, tear and destroy and take Virgo back to the ground.
Being at water now though, she'd even make the effort to pin the haughty cunt's head underneath the surface for a while to make her nonverbal point all the clearer -  I will kill you. There are two of us, one you. Get wise or get shit on

Sovereign having a temper? Lol


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The man lifted his head after a few moments of watching the woman drinking. She had gotten what she wanted, now it was his turn. Lifting himself off of the ground, he would start to say something, only to be instantly cut off by a vicious snarl. He watched as the white girl attacked the other one. Interesting. She was certainly her mother's daughter, now wasn't she? Wait did that mean he might be her step father? Nope, not the time to think about that weird ass shit. Satan was sure he wouldn't be a good father. 

Nonetheless, he would lower himself to the ground, body tense but not yet joining. He was interested to see how the two of them fought each other. Only after he got a good sense of their abilities would he step in. After all, he couldn't have them killing each other. Besides, if he 'saved' Vira, perhaps that would gain him some brownie points.

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