[Round 1] Mysterious Prairie - Kitsune vs. Wisp Quill
Spring Tournament 2009, Round One - Mysterious Prairie [Kitsune vs. Wisp Quill]
As the battle progresses, just remember that each fight will go on for about 25-30 posts, the character that you choose for this first round must be the character you use for the entire duration of the tournament, and that Councilors characters (for example, in this thread, my character) will act as a referee for this thread and maintain balance. Try to keep posts at around 500 words max, and avoid controlling your opponent's character. With all that said, have at it and have fun!
Innumerable blades of grass danced in an intricate choreography as the wind brushed along them, sending emerald streams and rivulets cascading along the prairie. Rolling hills rose at either side of the open expanse, making it look more like a valley. White fluffy clouds drifted lazily above, the midday sun peeking shyly between them, giving the place a serene appearance. Leona D'Arcangelo stood amidst the green, holding her hat so that the gusts of wind wouldn't blow it away.
Boulders of various sizes dotted the field, as if some giant hand had sprinkled them over the land. A circle of large stone slabs of the same material graced the centre of the field, their presence mysterious and somewhat unsettling. Grazing peacefully over on one of the hills surrounding the valley was a herd of buffaloes.
The wind died down and Leona released her hat. She walked over to the nearest large boulder and leaped onto it, sitting down with her knees against her and looking at the mysterious stone ring. In the distance she saw two horse-drawn carriages approaching the relic from opposite directions, stopping at either side of the ring.
The carriages had brought the two combatants, and perched upon her boulder, Leona had front-row seats to the upcoming battle.
Re: [Round 1] Mysterious Prairie - Kitsune vs. Wisp Quill
(Sorry for the slight lateness. Let's have fun with this, Kitsune. Ok? ^.^)
Amberstone swayed with the carriage, lying on the floor of it, instead of on the seats. If I sat on those thin beds, I would be falling off and crashing into the other one pretty quickly. I don't feel safe in this moving box... or a carriage, as I heard then say. The buggy stopped with a lurch, causing the gargoyle to smack her head into the left bench. “Mewwro...Ow!”
Shaking her head from the hit, she looked up at the door, and heard the driver get off and open the door for her. He still seemed jumpy, due to her appearance, she guessed. Quickly as she got out of the carriage, it jumped on it's own, returning to how it should have been, instead of being weighed down by the 200 pound cub.
She looked at the driver again, his odd white hair and hat kept her attention. It looked like it never moved, minus the ponytail in the back. The hat was a tri-corn. The rest of him was one color, a light gray. There was a white poof-thing fluttering on the front, near his neck. The wind howled as it blew through the stone circle, and Amberstone approached it cautiously, knowing that she was going to fight someone.
As the cub stepped into the stone circle, she shuddered, due to the wind, or was it for something else? This place is creepy... The stone seemed to be roughly carved into pillars, showing the tool marks that made them, but she wasn't interested in that for long. The gargoyle took note of how the wind was moving inside the circle, it was actually spinning around inside it, like a gentle, but cold hurricane.
It wasn't nearly that fast though, just enough to move the long grass downwards, making it seem like there was a solid green floor inside the stone circle. The grass under her feet bent downwards, leaving a slight trail from where the cub came out of the carriage. Fluttering her wings, she felt safe in the breeze, but she never took flight. The wind could be trouble, but it could help in this fight... not sure right now, since nothing has started yet.
Amberstone turned her head skyward, and looked up at the snail's paced crawling of the clouds. There weren't many, but two seemed to be just over the stone circle. Smelling the air, the wind had carried the scent of buffalo to the arena for a while, before the circle doubled back upon itself, making the grass shake all over the place. She heard another carriage creak, but couldn't see it, the sound echoed in the circle, further confusing her for a second. That's right, I'm going to be fighting someone... not sure who it was though... wasn't fully paying attention.
The gargoyle went over everything she had learned, mostly from her mother. My whole body is a weapon, just need to figure out when to use something, which I need to improve on, especially against fast humans... like that man. She made a low growl as she thought of the man. “I do not want to meet him again, but if I do... it won't be pretty.”