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Raisa of Gallia ([personal profile] canhazcookie) wrote in [community profile] imperial_stage2012-06-12 02:20 am

Oh look a bear

Who: Raisa and Riza
What: Exploring and caves and stuff
When: Backdated to the first week of June
Where: Helind
Warnings: None

Raisa felt…rather stupid, all things considered. She had said the snows should have gone by now, and they had—for a week. Then after a morning of beautifully blue sky, the afternoon was suddenly filled with glooming clouds. The hawk laguz warned of the winds beginning to turn foul, and there was a brief scramble for shelter before the cave had been spotted.

No, not cave—cavern. They had time to gather extra fuel from the scraggly alpine trees, but barely so—the storm swept down out of the mountain with such speed it left Raisa bewildered for a moment.

The wind didn’t seem inclined to chase them too much beyond the rocky doorways, though the chill would deepen as the light faded.

The back walls, though, seemed riddled with holes like some sort of cheese; some a mouse would find tight quarters, others quite big enough for two horses and their carts stacked high with something or other to pass simultaneously. The rest were somewhere between.

Raisa busied herself attempting to peer into the darkness beyond one of these bigger entranceways, tailtip flicking back and forth.
fullmoonhalfbreed: (Complain)

[personal profile] fullmoonhalfbreed 2012-06-12 06:54 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, this is a great situation we're in," complained Riza bluntly, standing just out of reach of the snow and wind as she stared out at the blizzard. Weather just wasn't something you could punch, but the foul look on the werewolf's face said she was considering it. "Guess we're gonna have to delay our count of just how many damn mountains this place can have..."

By now, most of those in the party knew of Riza's lack of enthusiasm when the trek through the mountains turned out to involve far less exploring, raiding and fighting than it did climbing up sheer cliff faces and other uninhabited terrain. It wasn't an unshared sentiment among many of her fighters, but still they soldiered on. The sudden blizzard seemed to be taking a lot of wind out of those sails though.