Vampire Hunters of Delmi Part III
Posted 15 April 2008 - 03:14 PM
The foursome arrived at the inn and stowed their larger packs on Sephira's wagon and kept other stuff in saddlebags. Vincent had his sword sheathed on his saddle, and several knives on his person. He nodded at Sephira, who nodded back-then he nodded at Joanna. Roja tossed his head-already ready to go, but Vincent kept him reined in, as they were still waiting for others to show up.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 05:26 PM
Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:00 PM
"We're on our way." She said, mostly to herself.
Vincent kept the big red reined in as the group moved slowly to the gate-there was no need to tire him out by letting him run-they had a long trip ahead of them, and they didn't need anyone coming up with a lame horse or an exhausted one.
"Easy, boy." He crooned. "You'll get to run soon enough."
Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:55 PM
She rode easily as they approached the gates of Delmi, letting Morning Star walk at her own pace. The white horse clip clopped down the street rhythmically and Tialyn let herself relax to begin the long journey.
Edited by Nikki Peppermint, 15 April 2008 - 08:56 PM.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 09:18 PM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:33 AM
Time Stamp: 2:49am, three days later.
Jo kept her hood up over her head as the group continued to travel at night and rest during the day. Soon they'd have to find a cave or shelter to camp in so that they could sleep during the day. Travel had been long and boring with most hours of the night on horseback winding down a long muddy road. Tonight was slower than usual for the heavens had opened and it had been raining steadily for the past two hours. Jo was getting cold despite the water proof cloak she wore but continued onward.
Graayth had shifted to his half-beast form and put on an waterproof cloak so he could enjoy the benefits of having fur and keep dry and so the rain wasn't bothering him much. It wasn't too hard to control his beastlike instincts with the complete absence of blood or enemies around and spent most of his time quietly talking to Kat about how she'd joined the Vampire Hunters and following adventures.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 09:11 AM
Vincent kept his hood up, more to keep dry than for anything else-although the rain didn't bother him, he did dislike being soaked-unless he was home and felt like sitting out in it. His three ladies were wearing waterproof cloaks as well, and were staying fairly dry-at least they wouldn't get sick, hopefully.
He'd spent a lot of the trip in silence, speaking only when spoken to, and kept the big red horse reined in-they would run when he had the time after they would arrive at their destination. He was simply glad that storms didn't frighten him, or the other three horses he'd decided to bring.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:37 AM
"We should find somewhere to shelter...we are able to retain much of our body heat, the humes however.....they will be cold and tired...and the rain is making the road dangerous"
Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:44 AM
Once the sun came up they'd all be warm and dry in a cave somewhere...perhaps with a fire. Tialyn might even rest outside or at least hang her wet clothes up. She shielded her eyes from the rain and peered into the distance down the dark road. How alone they were, she thought. An owl hooted from the shelter of the leaves on a tree, and Morning Star tossed her head slightly as if to shake the rain from herself as well.
"Poor thing," Tialyn murmured. "You're all wet, aren't you?"
Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:25 PM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:37 PM
"I knew I forgot to do something before leaving. Should've dropped by Fenrore's temple and dropped a few coins to ask for good weather," she muttered.
Shifting to find a more comfortable position on the wagon seat, she gestured at their party. "Still, none of us have come down sick, and none of the animals have injured themselves on mud or slippery stones, so there is much to be grateful for."
Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:50 PM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 05:09 PM
The Elviri glanced over at Jo and whistled to get her attention, then waved her over.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 05:28 PM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 05:45 PM
She wiped more rain water from dripping down from her hood.
Edited by Nikki Peppermint, 16 April 2008 - 07:04 PM.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 06:17 PM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:56 PM
Vincent turned Roja down the path Graayth had taken, keeping him at a walk, riding him as far as he could before dismounting. He pulled his and the girls' packs out of Sephira's wagon and led all four horses after handing the girls their packs. Although he wasn't uncomfortable, and could have ridden the rest of the night, he knew that the normal Humes and Elviri could come up sick if forced to ride in this downpour much longer. He entered the cave behind Sephira and kept going towards the back-where stabling apparently was.
Alyssa, Nissa and Sally pulled their cloaks off after they got inside the cave and shook them out away from the others before laying them over some rocks to dry before putting their packs down to help set up camp-at least lending a hand where they could.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:31 AM
Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:47 AM
"There you go, love, you should be warm and dry now. Eat and drink, then rest, okay?" Tialyn said, leaving the horse with the others she headed to the front of the cave where their camp had been set up.
Taking her pack behind a small outcropping of the cave wall, the Elviri stipped off her wet clothes, changed into warm, dry pants, a shirt, and dry footwear then lay out her wet clothes and boots to dry as best they would without benefit of a fire.
"Brrr," she said, rubbing her arms and putting on several other layers after she'd returned to the others. "It'll feel good to at least be dry and somewhat warm," she commented, rolling out her own bedding and sitting down. She lay her weapons by her side close at hand.
"How much longer do you think we have, Jo, 'till we get there. A couple more days yet?"
Edited by Nikki Peppermint, 17 April 2008 - 08:49 AM.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:05 AM
Sephira felt much better once she got into some dry clothes-after making sure her horses were bedded down and as dry as she could get them. She spread her bedroll down near Vincent's girls and lay down. The lack of fire would make things somewhat uncomfortable-but they would cope.
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