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The current season is fall in the Southern Isles. Due to their proximity to the equator, the region is still warm. There is currently no breeding and no birthing amongst the wolves
It was time. Onyx had been preparing for this moment for awhile now. Each passing day his anticipation rose, eager to get out and prove himself to his adoptive siblings and the rest of Kairos, but most importantly his adoptive father and Alpha. This was his second chance at life, not everyone got one, and he wouldn't be taking anything for granted. He had paced almost the entirety of the night, the excitement sending chills down his spine. Lilith and Typhon were already absent, but Onyx would not be far behind them. He hardly got any sleep, but the moment the early rays of sunlight shone down into the den he was ready. He stood, glancing over his shoulder and for a second he stopped himself. Silently he padded toward the back of the caverns to where their den lied. He found Pandora instantly, her body so small and minuscule even in comparison to him. He moved over to her quietly, Wish me luck.. He whispered to her before nudging her face gently. It was then that he turned away from his only friend, as silent as he had been when he entered the den. His movements were swift, he could not linger any longer. His paws thudded against the ground as he gained more speed, faster and faster he ran without taking a single glance behind him. The new chapter in his life was beginning today, and he wouldn't keep it waiting any longer. Onyx could see the beach ahead of him and his heart began to thud quicker and quicker in his chest. This was it. There would be no going back now. How will you survive the Agoge, your too small. You better be able to fight. The words echoed in his brain, fueling his anger and hatred. That was the spark, and he was about to set everything afire. His whole body stretched then, lurching into the water. Instantly it was like pin pricks against his skin, like a bolt of lightning rushing down his spine. His head broke the surface of the water and he coughed and sputtered but this was only the beginning. His instincts told him to claw and kick ferociously and so he did. He could not drown. He could not let the others be right about him. The waves knocked him around like a pin ball machine, one minute he was above water and the next he was underneath, being flipped and turned mercilessly. The sea was like a cat batting it's prey around, and unfortunately he was the prey. His head popped out of the water again and he coughed and coughed, water spewing from his nostrils and mouth. His eyes and lungs burned from the salt water. He felt like he was being burned alive.
He had tried to prepare himself for this, but none of his training had helped when it came to the unruliness of the water. The sea was an untamed mistress, and Onyx had to fight to survive the swim. Despite how much his limbs ached he continued to fight, to kick endlessly until he was tossed beneath the surface again. But suddenly, his body hit solid ground as the water washed him ashore. He lay sputtering in the sand, soaked and shaking from the swim. When he opened his eyes he could not see for a moment as he lay trembling, the water lapping against his hind end gently. He closed his eyes for a second and continued to hack the remaining water from his lungs. Finally he felt like he could breathe and he forced himself to stand, his legs shaking with the effort. Onyx lifted his head high and glanced around him before looking behind him. He had done it, he had survived the swim. And now he was on a whole different playground. He glanced back in front of him, gazing at the cliffs that surrounded him. He would have to climb them in order to get to solid ground. He moved forward, his nares flared as he inhaled the air. Among the smell of salt came Lilith's putrid stench, as well as Typhon's. They were here but he wasn't sure where. His hackles raised as he continued to watch his surroundings, aware that they might just jump him if they had the opportunity. Onyx was truly alone out here, there would be no help from others and he didn't expect any. His main priority was finding shelter, and by doing so he would be able to catch his bearings. He continued to move across the sand, his paws digging into the grainy ground beneath him. Auds were flicked forward as he made his way closer to the cliffs. Finding shelter was first on the list and then food for the night would be next. He glanced upward, staring at the cliffs he would have to climb. They were extremely steep but he knew he had to do it regardless. Tucking his head he began to start up the cliff side, his talons digging in and grabbing hold to prevent himself from slipping. He was ready for this, he would not disappoint a single soul. He was certain of it.
notes: so Onyx is here, figured it would be okay for him and Ty to meet up tagged:Typhon muse: high word count: 1045 status: complete.
Harsh sunlight beat down on Typhon's mottled coat as he laid in the grass, hoping to dry his pelt. The swim had been long, arduous, and very wet, and the saltwater was still stinging his eyes and nose despite him being free of the clutches of the sea. It was awful, the feeling of it drying on his skin, but at least he would be able to groom it away once he was dry. Now that the hardest part of the journey was over, the wolf allowed himself to relax upon his side, relishing the feeling of the soft grass beneath his impressively large form.
There would be time to explore, he knew, before others reached the island, but for now he wished only to be more alone than he had ever been. It was nice, to be free of the crowded den and the rest of the pack. Sure, Lilith was here, but he had not yet met up with his brutal sister, and he would find her sooner or later regardless of whether the two wanted to see each other. The same would be true of the other wolves heading their way, but no one else had left as early as the two siblings, and relaxation time would be scarce once this place was crawling with wolves.
You should be getting your bearings, nagged a voice in the male's head, causing him to scowl and lift his body sternal. You will have no advantage over the rest if you do not scout out the island. Get up and get moving. Invisible force pressed upon him from one side, and Typhon growled heavily and stood, shaking out his pelt in aggravation. "Can I not have a moment's peace? There is no one here!" he snarled out loud, looking around with narrowed eyes at the fields before him. A dry nose pulled in a huge whiff of air that stopped him cold, as a somewhat familiar scent reached his nose just as the voice in his head chuckled.
It would be wiser of you to keep your voice down. An intruder approacheth, it taunted him, fading into darkness and silence as Typhon sniffed the air again, turning toward the edge of the cliff where a path lead from the beach to the field he had occupied. It was a scent he had smelled around the den site but not one that he could immediately place, which meant only that it was a wolf he barely knew, if at all. He had so many litter mates and other pups that he had interacted with, it would be impossible for him to remember all of them; thus, this new wolf was simply one he had not properly met in the recent past.
With an exasperated sigh, the large beat carried himself closer to the edge, beginning to hear the struggles of whomever it was coming up to join him, knowlingly or not. Green eyes trained upon the spot where a black form was cresting, and Typhon barked out a greeting. The fur along his back was still, but his stance spoke of defensive thoughts, and his gaze could pierce a lesser wolf with its sharpness. Vaguely he recognized this wolf as an adopted sibling or cousin, though he could not place his name or remember ever having spoken to him before.
"Speak, wolf, and tell me your name, or I shall push you back down the way you came," he said roughly, casting a growl into his words to distinguish them as decidedly unfriendly. He normally would not greet someone in this manner, but his temper was short after his swim and even shorter after his blissful silence, and he was in no mood to become friendly with one who would be his competition when the Agoge officially begun. "The son of Goliath demands to know who has interrupted him."
Words || 663 Tags || Onyx Notes || I hope it's okay that I assumed Onyx made it to the top of the cliff. xD I didn't know how else I was gonna be able to respond.
Male | Adolescent | Kenai Penninsula Dominant | Kairos Emperor
It took quite awhile for Onyx to make his way up the mountainside. The wind was buffering him from all sides so by the time he made it to the top his pelt was nearly dry except for a few spots here and there. It was while he was finally standing on level ground that he first caught the scent of the stranger. Instantly his hackles rose out of instinct. He was in the Agoge now and he knew there was a great possibility that there would be wolves from the "outside" here. He was about to bare his teeth when his orange occuli clashed with green. Instantly he recognized this wolf although he had never met him before. This had to be Typhon. Pandora had given him plenty of descriptions before, plus he had seen him in the caverns once or twice, but he was almost positive that Typhon hadn't seen him.Speak, wolf, and tell me your name, or I shall push you back down the way you came. The son of Goliath demands to know who has interrupted him. Onyx met his gaze head on with little to no emotion on his face. I am Onyx, adopted son of Datura. He barked before finally lifting his head up to its normal height. He moved closer and away from the cliff's edge. If Typhon intended on shoving him off the cliff's edge he would have to wrestle him back over there. Onyx had every intention of holding his own out here. He may be smaller then Goliath's blood but he was not a runt. He was above average size for his breed, or so he had been told, so although he was small in comparison to these wolves he was not small in comparison to others. It was clear to see that both adolescents were irritated from their swims across the ocean, but Onyx was not going to be making an enemy this early in the game.
Is it only you and Lilith that are here? He questioned as he had instantly smelt Lilith's scent across the island. She sprayed more than what a male did so it came as no surprise to the brute. He glanced behind Typhon then, almost expecting her to make her grand entrance. Onyx knew that in due time he would run into her, he just didn't want to see her at the moment. It was his first day in the Agoge, he could deal with that later or not at all depending on where she was at on the island. He did not sit, did not move. He had no idea how Typhon felt about him as they had never truly met before back on Ina'mos. He already had enemies back home, Lilith included, and he was hoping that Typhon could be a potential ally. It seemed that Pandora was the only one who truly approved of him but Pandora was not here now and her petite size would be of no help to him out here. The odds were already stacked against him but he would die trying to prove himself if he had to. His auds constantly flicked across his skull, listening to his surroundings and continuously staying alert. He could not slack even the smallest bit out here. This was a whole new ballpark and he wasn't trying to die out here. Then that would only prove everyone else's assumptions of him. But you never judge a book by its cover. There is more than meets the eye when it comes to this ebony pup. His anger had been boiling since the very moment that Lilith confronted him, and it would eventually erupt during the Agoge.
notes: sorry its short, will get better once they start talking more xD tagged:Typhon muse: low word count: 783. status: complete.
Tundra x Mackenzie Valley ▹ 1 year ▹ Kairos Vanguard
As the two wolves aggressively stared each other down, Typhon saw recognition flash in the others' eyes, sensed him calming somewhat, though neither of the brutes showed any sign of backing down. This stranger had initially given himself every defensive advantage, hackles up and lips bared, but Typhon took a cooler, more collected approach--after all, he had been the one to make first contact, and he was in control of the situation.
The darker male edged himself further from the cliff, and Ty's expression lightened just enough for him to grin wickedly, amused and pleased that he had frightened this stranger enough with his threat that he felt the need to take away the option of throwing him off the cliff. The faint scent of familiarity hit him, his sister Pandora's scent all over this male. Seconds later a name was spoken--Onyx--and things became a little more clear. Though he was not truly aggravated with this male in particular, Typhon was not ready to let up yet. It was in his best interest to keep anyone who didn't know him on their toes, so as not to be underestimated. "Welcome to Vor'asa, Onyx. Welcome to the Agoge," he said in a sinister tone, his eyes not changing the intensity of their gaze. "We are all orphans here. Do not speak my mother's name to me so blithely again," the wolf added, and the heat from his second statement was no show; Datura was not this black wolf's mother, but Ty's, and he would not have her spoken of with such disregard.
Gigantic paws carried him at a very slow yet very steady pace toward Onyx, though he came barely within striking distance before he began to pace, still slow, without once taking his threatening gaze from the other. He had never bothered to ask about any of the other pups, for when he spoke to Datura, it was to pester her with questions of tell him that he loved her; the fact that she had adopted this Onyx without telling him meant nothing, but the way he barked it out as though she were some common mother had struck a nerve, and Ty meant to make it clear that there would be no bonding here. As he paced back and forth, saying nothing, eyeing up the smaller male. He was much shorter and clearly weighed only two thirds of what Typhon did, if that, but he held himself as tall as he could and radiated what had to be a false confidence--no one facing a titanic son of Goliath could truly feel safe around their terrifying bulk and intense stare.
"Again you disrespect my family," Typhon snarled abruptly, darting a few feet forward to snap his jaws shut beside the air near Onyx's head, clearly not intending to bite, but to shake the other wolf. Slowly, slowly he inched back again, teeth bared, ears flattened to the back of his massive head, creating a convincing show of anger. It was all show, of course; Typhon had love for his sister, sure, but he felt no need to defend her honor; she could do that much more easier, and it was twice as fun to watch. "You are outnumbered here, and should you survive, you will be outnumbered once we are back in my home. It would be wise for you to lighten your tone and be grateful to my dearest mother for taking you in, and more grateful that Lilith has felt no need to maim you."
Once he was back to a safe distance--which, considering the size of this wolf, was not far--Ty deliberately turned his head to look behind him, then boredly turned back to Onyx, settled his rump upon the soft grass, and sat calmly, his eyes no less intense but his posture relaxed, muscles no longer ready to spring. As far as he could tell, the danger level was low with his apparently adoptive sibling, and there was no sense in a squabble right at this moment; Typhon had recovered from his swim, but Onyx looked tired yet, and smelled as though he had just fallen out of the ocean. It wouldn't be fair, and there was no real animosity here. Just a show, in case Onyx was unsure as to what the hierarchy was meant to be.
Words || 747 Tags || Onyx Notes || He's being SUCH an ass I don't know where this is coming from but it's fun.
Male | Adolescent | Kenai Penninsula Dominant | Kairos Emperor
It was clear that they were both tired and both in a pissy mood, but Onyx wasn't just going to belly over out here. This was the Agoge and he needed to stand up for himself because in all reality no one else would. He was truly alone out here but that didn't bother him in the slightest, he was completely accustomed to it at this point. Welcome to Vor'asa, Onyx. Welcome to the Agoge. We are all orphans here. Do not speak my mother's name to me so blithely again. It didn't take long for the large male to close the small distance between them and Onyx couldn't help but feel his hackles rise ever so slightly. Typhon was easily mistaking him for someone who was not appreciative, and he would be sure to correct him whenever he would allow him to get a word in. Again you disrespect my family, You are outnumbered here, and should you survive, you will be outnumbered once we are back in my home. It would be wise for you to lighten your tone and be grateful to my dearest mother for taking you in, and more grateful that Lilith has felt no need to maim you. Onyx didn't so much as flinch even as Typhon snapped his jaws mere inches from his face. Although every ounce of him wanted to turn and bite him square on the nose he didn't even move except for the steady rise and fall of his chest as he breathed. However just as soon as Typhon spoke he was gone, though not before turning back with a bored expression on his face. He sat and Onyx watched him warily and did not allow himself to relax just yet although his aching muscles yearned for it. As far as he was concerned everyone here was out to get him, though Typhon seemed to be done with his arrogant facade. I will always be grateful to Datura.. His vocals had softened at the name of his adoptive mother and he briefly glanced out across the sea. The female had rescued him and allowed him to live with her, to give him a new life. Even if all of his adoptive siblings did not accept him it would not matter- so long as he had her support.
So aside from Lilith, has anyone else managed to make the swim? Onyx finally allowed his haunches to rest on the ground as he watched Typhon, gauging him for a reaction. For now he sensed no immediate danger from the fellow pup and instead was trying to get a few answers from him. It was evident that Typhon had been here a good bit longer then himself and he needed to catch the gist of things here. Even if Typhon could be a potential ally Onyx would take it at this point. As Typhon had mentioned he would be severely outnumbered here but that wouldn't break his spirit. He was just as determined as any of them to prove his worth and he would do a damn good job at doing so. At the end of the day they all would hold the same purpose. To protect their home and be willing to risk their lives for Kairos, which Onyx would willingly do in a heart beat. Kairos was his new home and he would do anything to protect it, even if it meant sacrificing himself. For now though he could allow himself to briefly relax. He had managed to make it through phase one and seemed to be one of the earlier arrivals, which was a good feeling for the young pup. He waited for a bit for Typhon to break the silence but chose not to speak. He didn't want him to think that he was disrespecting him and instead chose to be just as silent as usual- which wasn't particularly uncharacteristic of the black pup.
notes: here it is bebeh c: tagged:Typhon muse: decent word count: 811. status: complete.
Typhon was relaxed and calm as Onyx spoke, keeping his head weary despite the relatively unthreatening wolf he was in front of. This adopted brother of his would not attack him, that much was obvious; he did not seem as frightened as he should have, but neither was he up in arms and defensive anymore. That could work in his favor, or it could be his downfall, but for now, Ty was willing to listen to whatever Onyx had to say. He spoke lovingly to Datura, his tone light and soft, but Typhon's hackles raised again slightly as this stranger said his mother's name much the way he would say it.
"You should be grateful, and honored, to be counted among those my mother cares about," he growled in a quiet voice, one that carried despite the lack of noise it created. "But if you dare call her your mother in my presence, know that it will not end well for you." The added threat was not spoken in the same sharp manner as his first few comments directed at Onyx, but the underlying threat was still obvious despite his gentler tone. Ty was protective of his mother, and coveted her too much to allow some adopted son to refer to her as he and his siblings. He would not allow it.
Apparently his companion was feeling comfortable, for the dark wolf lowered himself to the ground in a sit that mimicked his own. Typhon did not bother to alarm him again; Onyx had not flinched at his display of dominance and attempt to frighten him, and it would be foolish for him to waste energy scaring him when he could just as easily spar instead. If Onyx beat him in a fight, perhaps that would gain Ty's respect, but until then he would simply be beneath his notice. As if to drive the point home, the larger wolf's jaws opened wide in a careless yawn and his green eyes closed for a moment.
When they opened again, Typhon's tail had curled around his hind leg and he stared blatantly at Onyx for a moment, debating how to answer his question. If he responded truthfully, would it even make a difference to the other wolf? What did it matter, who was here, when the point was to make it on your own and get through the Agoge to prove yourself? "Why such curiosity, adopted brother of mine?" Typhoon nearly purred, his face alight with amusement you would find watching a cat stalk a mouse. "I'm sure you can smell the others. Those wolves are not shy about making their presence known."
Ty yawned again, briefly, and lowered his chest to the ground, now looking up at his smaller companion and caring little. He would not be attacked by this wolf, that much was certain. "You tell me who elsee is here, Onyx. I was the second wolf to arrive on this shore, and I have paid very little attention to who else may or may not have arrived. Until you rudely interrupted my nap, that is," he added, flashing his teeth in a grin that was not very friendly. In truth, Ty knew that Olympus, Othrys, and Erebos had all arrived on the island, though he had not gone around speaking to them. His brother was a solitary wolf and would likely just walk away from him, should he attempt contact, and the twins would be too busy drooling over Lilith's beastly face to be any fun. No, Typhon was eagerly awaiting his uncle Sabaoth's appearance, as well as his fathers; they would help him more than his siblings and littermates, anyway.
Words || 630 Tags || Onyx Notes || Ty is probably gonna soften up and be a big teddy bear as long as Onyx is complacent and eager to please. xD Also I'm sorry it's kinda bleh.< 3
Male | Adolescent | Kenai Penninsula Dominant | Kairos Emperor
Onyx was no where near comfortable as he sat before Typhon. He knew that anything goes in the Agoge and that anyone could be an enemy, though it seemed for now that Typhon had no intentions of attacking him. Onyx however would still keep his guard up. He had to keep his head in the game no matter how tired he was or how weary he was. This was part of the whole process- of his "coming of age." He needed to prove himself worthy of his new home. And he would do whatever he had to in order to make that possible. You should be grateful, and honored, to be counted among those my mother cares about. But if you dare call her your mother in my presence, know that it will not end well for you. Onyx could understand where Typhon was coming from, but he did not mean any disrespect towards him or any of his other siblings by calling Datura his mother. He owed Datura everything, including his life. The Matriarch had saved him from death- literally. She had offered him a new life and he would always be grateful for that. Which was why he nodded his head in simple understanding to his adoptive brother's words. He had received the message loud and clear and would be sure not to speak of Datura around him, he could accept that. Why such curiosity, adopted brother of mine? I'm sure you can smell the others. Those wolves are not shy about making their presence known. Onyx listened to him and then let a moment of silence pass between them as he paused before answering Typhon's question
To be blatantly honest I wanted to know which of my competitors had arrived. He answered as his tail curled around his front paws. It was true, Onyx wanted to know who had managed to brave the swim as he himself didn't want to be one of the last ones to arrive and it seemed that he wasn't. The only wolves he had caught wind of were Lilith, Typhon, Othrys and Olympus, along with Erebos but had yet to smell any of the adults that were supposed to come to the Agoge. He glanced around him for a second, his nostrils flaring gently as he inhaled once more. He couldn't help but feel famished and although Typhon had not seemed pleased with his arrival perhaps he would partake in a small hunt? If not it would not bother Onyx as they didn't have to be around one another- but it would be rude of him to not ask. You tell me who else is here, Onyx. I was the second wolf to arrive on this shore, and I have paid very little attention to who else may or may not have arrived. Until you rudely interrupted my nap, that is. He smirked for a moment and responded in a montone, Well it is obviously myself, you, Lilith and her pets as well as Erebos. No adults yet. What fun.. He stated as he glanced over to Typhon while he was sitting in his relaxed position. Well, since I've already rudely awakened you- how about a hunt? The glint of a challenge was in his eyes as he glanced over at Typhon, meanwhile his stomach grumbled obnoxiously. Even if Typhon did not accept his offer he would continue on his own- he had to if he wanted to have his strength up for the rest of the Agoge.
notes: sorry for the wait babe! tagged:Typhon muse: medium word count: 749 status: complete.
Tundra x Mackenzie Valley ▹ 1 year ▹ Kairos Vanguard
Typhon rolled his eyes at Onyx, unamused by this wolf. He was plain, boring, and there were things he needed to do here at the Agoge that clearly were not going to get done while time was ticking away with such pointless conversation. But he remained where he was, his immense body laying sternal on the soft grass; there was no point in rising again so soon when he had only moments before gotten comfortable again. If nothing else, perhaps this dark brute would leave to pursue the company of someone else and leave Ty to his sleep.
The young wolf was unsurprised to hear that Onyx was curious about the others on the island, but he felt a surge of surety that this adopted brother of his was unworthy to lick the ground beneath his feet. "Do you not know who your pack mates are?" Typhon growled softly, cocking an eyebrow as he continued to stare steadily at the male. "Tsk tsk, brother-mine. You are off to a bad start." There was very little intonation to his maturing voice, mimicking the bored state of his mind. If conversation did not pick up to something interesting soon, he was likely to fall asleep before the other was out of the picture.
Don't be a fool. Get to know him, cooed a voice in his head, one he had no reaction to physically. Irritation grated inside of him, but it was overridden by the power of the voice. You will get nowhere in life by pushing away potential allies and denying yourself information about just as potential enemies. Smarten up. Typhon shook his head as the voice continued, as though to push the presence out of his brain. It was good advice, as always, just as it irritated him.
Onyx then appeared to prove himself, rattling off the names of their companions who had also reached the island, and Typhon forced himself to nod, though he was unable to fake the smile to sell it. "You are correct. Sabaoth should be arriving soon, and Goliath after that. But for now, we appear to be on our own," he responded, then listened to the rest of Onyx's words. He suggested a hunt--how tedious--but there was a mild rumble in his stomach, and they either would get to know each other or stalk some prey in silence.
With exaggerated movements, the larger of the two wolves lifted himself back to his feet, stretching his languid body luxuriously before pulling himself to his full height and staring slightly down at the darker male. "I accept your invitation to hunt," he said with a forced grin, more for bearing his massive teeth than expressing his pleasure. "Come, let us not waste any time. Prove yourself worthy of the pack Kairos." No pause was given as he turned and began padding off toward the middle of the island, where the trees concealed the prey they would be after.
Words || 513 Tags || Onyx Notes || I hate hunting threads BUT I WILL DO IT FOR YOU CHILI also I found inspiration so whee~
Male | Adolescent | Kenai Penninsula Dominant | Kairos Emperor
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