Lost Harbor
The second day of our strange survival odyssey has dawned… to a dismal, cold rain. Go forth with your preparations to meet your needs of food, water, and shelter, and consider whether or not you will move on from your campsite to attempt to find others.
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After 20-Nov-2019 00:00:00
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:20:21
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 21:20:29
:: slashes at the water for the seventh time, exhaling slowly. She takes a moment to examine the spear she's using and smirks to herself, wading back to the river shore ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:20:42
:: slurps out the last bit of marrow from the last of the bones from last night's dinner ::
:: tosses the bone aside and bites into one of the fruits that Kuari found ::
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 21:22:21
:: drops to her knees in the mud, digging around for a good stone. She tosses a few misshapen rocks aside before finding one about the right size. She sits next to a tree root, banging another rock against the first to sharpen the edges ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 20-Nov-2019 21:22:39
:: is up in the trees, working on pulling and interlacing vines in an attempt to proof their shelter. She cursed at the rain, working with fingers that were steadily growing slippery with the rain ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 21:23:35
:: walks over to the stream with his spear. He searches the water for fish ::
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 21:23:50
:: watches Kate while stretching just inside the mouth of the cave, preparing for their journey :: CO: I'll watch for more fruits in the trees as we go. Let me know if you see any.
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 21:24:35
:: wipes her muddy hands along the sides of her head to slick back the black ringlets that want into her eyes. She reverently draws a series of dots and lines along the right side of her face, looking up at the rain and letting it soak her to the bone. ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:25:24
:: stands, loathe to leave the last remnants of their fire behind and venture out into the cold rain :: XO: Alright. I am just going to go lick the wall back there one more time before we go. :: munches on the fruit as she jerks a thumb behind her ::
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 21:25:40
:: rips one of the straps from her silk nightie, using it to firmly tie the new head to the original spear. She slicks her hair back a bit more as the rain matches pace by washing it off, slowly wading back into the river ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:27:18
:: heads back to the trickle of water, slurpily eating the fruit ::
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 21:27:23
:: stops in the spot where she'd been hunting before, raising her spear again. She feels invigorated, wild, warrior-like. She hums a quiet prayer to her ancestors as she waits for the next unsuspecting fish to shimmy by ::
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 21:28:07
:: finds the idea of Kate licking a wall amusing, even though it would be normal for her ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:29:57
:: she finishes off the fruit, then kneels by the trickle of water and slurps up as much of that as she can, in the most dignified manner possible for the situation ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 21:29:59
:: finally sees a fish in the water, and carefully begins aiming, waiting for the fish to cross paths with where he's going to throw. Then, with the fish in what he hopes is the right spot, he lunges with it. ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 20-Nov-2019 21:30:33
:: keeps working on the vine-gathering, grumbling at the rain again as she frowned and settled briefly and reaching for the other vines not taken yet ::
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 21:31:59
:: slashes at the first fish she sees, then the second. She keeps her calm, falling still after each failed attempt and practicing her focus breathing ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:33:02
:: when she's finished drinking, she cleans her hands as best she can and heads back to Kuari ::
ACTION> Wolfe's spear throw is true, and hits the fish!
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 21:33:22
::Has been meditating this last day, sensing the area around him, slowly mapping the area with his mind so he can conserve some energy; finding some wild path's he can possibly follow. He opens his eyes, and gazes out from under the simple shelter he had constructed from vines, roots, branches, leaves and bark, to the charred remains of a dead fire swamped out by rain. He looks up to the sky and the treetops above him and sighs.:: The terrain is already quite difficult for a man of my years. Do you feel my body has much left in it to test?
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 21:34:23
:: loses count of how many fish she's swung at. She slowly sinks into the mud of the riverbed, but doesn't free her feet for risk of scaring away the right one. ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 21:35:13
:: is pretty amazed that the first throw actually hits something. He had expected that with the light refraction, he'd surely miss. This time was just dumb luck. He pulls the spear out of the water and the fish off the spear, smashes its head with a rock to reduce its misery, and goes back to searching for the next fish. ::
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 21:37:18
ACTION> Acacia's spear strikes true! A large fish thrashes on the end, but quickly goes limp.
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:37:34
:: stops by the fire in the mouth of the cave and pauses, clapping her hands on her thighs :: XO: So, ready for a cold shower?
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 21:38:19
:: heaves, letting her arms dangle with the speartip in the mud for a moment, resting her screaming arm muscles. She grins a wide grin, lifting the spear with fish in tow, resting it on her shoulder to walk back to Riley and the canopy ::
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 21:38:46
:: offers Harper a commiserative smile :: CO: Let's do it.
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 21:39:29
:: grabs another handfull of mud to touch up her tribal marking on her way back. She rests the spear in the dirt next to the fire, looking up at Riley :: TAC2: Yo.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 21:40:05
::Twitches, and looks around him for a moment, before fixating of what he believes is North.:: There... ::His eyes go milky, and he see the visage of a great titan standing over someone. Ilaihr looks down to his side and sees a spear protruding from his chest, bleeding heavily. The old man winces, before lifting his hand and making a hand gesture to tune the images, before looking back up to see a familiar face.:: Mr Wolfe....
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:40:15
:: she doesn't look back at their dry-ish cave and the site of their first night here, wherever this is, but instead strides boldly out into the cold rain, taking in a sharp breath as it shocks her bare skin ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 21:41:13
::His eyes return to their normal light blue hue, before he grabs the stick that has been replacing his cane and finds his feet.:: Seems it is time to move, knowing Mr Wolfe, he wont stick around long...
TAC2 1Lt Grey 20-Nov-2019 21:41:53
:: curses keep coming from her mouth as she works, yelping in surprise at the sudden greeting, grip losing and ending up falling very ungracefully to the ground with another loud curse :: MED: Damnnit! Ooohh you caught something!
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 21:42:37
:: continues watching the water, and thinking about what he could use for bait, unaware the agony he just caused his crewmate while skewering a fish ::
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 21:42:51
:: blinks, suddenly feeling bad for startling her. She smiles slightly, kicking the water bowl out from under the canopy so it will catch rainwater and fill up. :: TAC2: Trade? You can gut the fish, I'll weave vines. I just need to put my arms down for a bit.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 21:43:20
::Puts one foot in front of the other before planting the end of the cane into the dirt, before finding a trotting speed and making his way towards the river.::
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 21:44:11
:: trots up next to the naked Kate, more her friend now than her captain, and matches her pace. She extends a wing in an attempt to cover her from the rain, but it turns out to be awkward as she can't quite keep her wing high enough and still cover her head ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:44:24
:: puts on a cheerful front, finding the good in the rain, in that at least she's getting clean, and can open her mouth for water any time she likes :: XO: So, which way, do you think?
XO: And thanks for trying with your wing. ::smiles ::
SCI LtJG Jude 20-Nov-2019 21:45:48
:: she covers the woven branch and leaf with mud, hoping to add additional shelter ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:47:28
:: slicks her hair back as it gets soaked, really wishing she had been sleeping with a hair tie ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 20-Nov-2019 21:47:47
MED: Sure! :: pushes herself up from the ground and almost hurries under the shelter, settling to take and gut the fish. :: MED: That fall's nothing too, Acacia. Nothing to worry about.
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 21:49:18
:: chuckles, sliding down to sit leaning against one of the trees that holds up their canopy. She pulls Grey's vines into her lap and begins braiding :: TAC2: I'll take your word for it. I hope the others are alright with it raining like this.
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 21:50:02
:: has pulled her wing back to its normal collapsed resting position at a forty-five degree angle between her plated back and her short-furred side. Having already decided earlier this morning, she points her nose :: CO: That way. We will continue the same way we came, and something about the scents coming from that direction draws me that way. I can't say exactly why...I don't get enough practice with my nose with natural scents, you know?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 21:50:28
::Follows one of the paths made by the local wildlife, etched into the landscape over the course of decades or even centuries or millenia of activity. It makes the going easier but with the rain and the naturally uneven topography, no means simple for a supercentenarian to traverse.:: Oh if only Amber Sun were here... or Commander Kuari... or if I was 60 years younger.... ::Pants.::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:51:47
:: chuckles :: XO: I imagine not. Part of the life we lead aboard a starship.
:: carrying the sharpish rock in one hand, and the sturdy stick she's using as a staff in the other, she follows Kuari's nose ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 20-Nov-2019 21:54:21
MED: Me too... I wonder if anyone'll end up finding our campsite. :: works on gutting the fish in front of her bare-handed, setting the fish along the edge of the fire. ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 21:54:34
:: spots a second fish, watches it, and dips his spear into the water in preparation. When the fish is close enough, he lunges... and misses. ::
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 21:56:26
:: carves a path through a particularly thick area of undergrowth ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 21:56:43
:: watches as the now-terrified fish swims away, then begins searching for the next after muttering a couple of colorful words in ways only a Marine can imagine. Or so he tells himself. ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:57:09
:: again, she finds herself grateful for Kuari's presence as she doesn't have to fight her way through more scrapes and scratches on her unprotected skin to pass through this area ::
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 21:57:43
:: nods thoughtfully, looking around :: TAC2: We have a pretty good spot. If we don't run into anyone today, we might consider a serious signal fire. :: she uses a hand gesture to indicate 'serious' refers to size ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:57:55
:: she already has enough scrapes and scratches from yesterday's wood-gathering ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 21:59:02
::Stops for a second, sensing around him, and noting a disturbance by the animals, that itself appears to be moving; like a wavefront.:: Oh do slow down dear boy. ::Picks up the pace, slipping slightly in the wet mud and moss.::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 21:59:24
ACTION> Wolfe can hear... something, nearby.
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:00:46
:: hears a rustle from beyond his view, and is instantly on his feet, studying in the direction of the noise. He takes a couple careful steps off the rock he's been perched on, watching for the cause... which could be something dangerous... or delicious... ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 20-Nov-2019 22:01:13
:: hums, making sure to keep the fish cooking and not burning. :: MED: Probably a good idea. We need to make sure our spot's visible.
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:02:00
:: slowly creeps forward, ready to pounce ::
:: creeps closer to the brush in the direction of the sound... ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 22:03:26
::Keeps plodding along, now digging his stick deeper into the ground as he steps, desperately trying to keep his footing as he walks as quickly as his old bones can.::
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 22:03:32
:: nods, still braiding vines. She takes some of the braids and begins tying them in to the net she's used a few times before. :: TAC2: We'll start on that after lunch. :: she lets her back relax, sighing as she finds herself enjoying the sound of the rain on the canopy above. She looks to Grey, sensing her energy :: TAC2: How are you holding up?
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:04:24
:: listens very, very carefully. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 22:05:30
:: still gathering up handfuls of mud and methodically slathering them onto the shelter, engrossed in her work and not paying attention to Wolfe ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 22:05:46
::Stops, sensing around himself. The wavefront has halted.:: I do hope that that's Mr Wolfe....
TAC2 1Lt Grey 20-Nov-2019 22:05:47
MED: I'm... doing okay. Rain and falling like that doesn't entirely... sit well with me in anyway. :: blinks as she looks towards Acacia :: MED: Why do you ask?
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:06:04
ACTION> Wolfe can hear what sounds like... words?
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:06:27
:: hears the sound of footsteps... and a... cane? And mumbling... and a voice. Hmm :: All: Who's there?
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:06:37
ACTION> Ilaihr can hear Wolfe's call!
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 22:06:44
:: looks up at the sound of Wolfe's voice ::
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 22:06:53
ACTION> Grey's and Acacia's shelter adequately sheds the rain, if a bit leaky, but it does the job.
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:07:16
ACTION> However, Acacia's mud bowl has melted in the rain, not having been fired hot enough to turn to properly hard clay.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 22:07:28
CTO: Oh good... I caught up with you. ::Emerges from the undergrowth.:: It's good to see you with my eyes.
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:09:02
:: lowers his spear at the sound of Ilaihr's voice :: CEO: Ah. Commander. It is good to see another crew member. Commander Wright is here. Is anyone with you?
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 22:09:06
:: meets her look, tilting her head slightly. She smiles warmly, genuine :: TAC2: You haven't slept well. I'd be worried about anyone else more than myself out here. :: she eyes the bowl, smirking to herself. She had noticed the mud here was runnier than she's used to, her fingers finding her face marking and once again touching it up. ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:09:44
:: shivers and takes a deep breath, chin up as she carries on through the cold rain ::
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 22:09:50
:: Sees her friend appear from the underbrush :: CEO: Ilaihr! :: grinning broadly, arms covered in mud ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 20-Nov-2019 22:11:06
:: laughs faintly :: MED: I can handle without sleep for a while longer. You don't need to worry about me physically. :: flashes a delicate smile as she finishes cooking the fish ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 22:12:53
::Shakes his head.:: CTO: I am alone. ::Sighs, his bones aching.::
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 22:13:04
:: searches, the sound of rain masking sounds that could otherwise be telling, but trudges on, concentrating on making a straight and efficient path in her chosen direction. She tries not to doubt herself, but without a map, she can only rely on her senses ::
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 22:13:18
:: cups her hands under a stream of water falling from the canopy. She sips the water, deciding the leaks don't bother her too much. :: TAC2: I know, I know. But that's exactly why I want to ask, and I want you to talk about how you're doing. You don't need to act tough for me.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 22:13:20
CSO: Alexis! ::Smiles.:: It is good to see you, my dear girl.
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:13:33
CEO: Well, it is good to see another face from Atlantis.
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 22:13:58
:: trots over to where Wolfe and Ilaihr are :: CEO: Is it really you?
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:14:11
:: wraps her arms around herself and rubs her arms and shoulders, hands sliding over wet skin in a not-quite-futile attempt to warm herself as she walks ::
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 22:14:57
:: shivering slightly in the cold rain, her hands and arms caked with cold mud ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 22:15:23
CSO: I don't believe this is any kind of psionic illusion. Perhaps a computer generated one... but I can assure you I am real.
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:17:40
:: her feet, however, are faring well despite being bare, as she's commonly barefoot and grew up that way as well, always running around outside with no shoes ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 22:24:01
::Smiles at Wright, finally catching his breath.:: How have the pair of you fared these last couple of days?
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 22:25:29
CEO: I'm very very cold. I'm gonna go wash my arms off so I can roll my sleeves back down, not that it'll do me much good at this point.
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 22:25:46
::is continuing to try to get the shelter finished, at the same time fighting off a giant caffeine withdrawal headache::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:26:55
:: waits until Wright finishes :: CEO: We have fire, and I'm one fish into the, now three, that I'm going to catch.
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 22:27:30
::looks around, but doesn't see Jude anymore:: SCI: Linxi?
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 22:28:07
:: goes to the river to wash her arms off and rolls down her sleeves, retreated under her mud-covered shelter ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:28:33
XO: Kuari! :: points up :: Is that one of the fruit trees?
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 22:29:08
::looks up the hill for the signal fire that Jude was supposed to be building::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 22:30:18
CTO: I had made a simple shelter, and a small fire. But I decided to conserve my energy, near a water supply, and map some of the area telepathically. It's how I found you. I sensed the disturbance you caused hunting the fish.
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 22:30:23
:: tugs violently at the vine-net to test the strength of the braids and nods thoughtfully :: TAC2: We can probably trap something small tonight. Hopefully there's small stuff like murhai or jori here. :: she then realizes she's not wearing her translator, ammending :: TAC2: Uh... rodents.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 20-Nov-2019 22:30:48
:: chuckles faintly. :: MED: I’m doing fine. You don’t need to worry... but this weather sucks ass. Wait a Moment... do you think we can find anyone else?
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 22:31:03
:: looks to where Harper's pointing and smiles :: CO: I think so! Thank you, I was so focused on navigating. :: takes one last look at her direction to remember it, then flies up to the tree. She latches upsidedown onto a heavy branch, barely moving it, and begins to pick fruits, stuffing three into her mouth and carefully placing three more into her belly pouch next to the firestarting items Kate fashioned ::
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 22:31:16
:: shrugs :: TAC2: Maybe? If this is a planet, definitely.
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 22:31:36
::ties on the last bit of thatch to the shelter roof and then goes up the hill to check on the fire and Jude, picking a few plants on the way to test medicinal properties later; maybe one of them is good for headaches::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:32:03
:: watches, not hungry at the moment, but knows she'll enjoy them when the time comes for dinner ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:32:23
:: walks over to the stream and goes back to fishing, dipping the tip of the spear into the water, waiting patiently for the next fish to swim close enough. :: ENG: If you can think of anything around us with some elasticity, I'd love to turn this spear into a Hawaiian sling.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 22:33:25
CTO: An atlatl... hmmm... I'm sure I can find some roots or vines that may help.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 20-Nov-2019 22:33:51
MED: True. :: sneezes suddenly, beginning to shiver with the coldness of the air and rain. :: MED: Ughhh... I hate the damn cold. And fish is ready?
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:34:52
ACTION> Wright's shelter is holding, though there's a drip through every now and then.
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 22:35:27
:: nods, noticing then that she hasn't felt much in her hands or feet for a while. She takes her half of the fish from Riley, scooting over to huddle up next to the fire and hold her hands over it when she's not using them to monch fish. :: TAC2: Yeah, it is.. colder here than I prefer.
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 22:35:58
:: shivering, starts to build a small fire from the materials stored in the shelter, lighting it from the torch they made earlier ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:37:12
:: watches the water in front of him for several minutes before another fish swims by. Once it's in reach, he lunges... and misses again, spewing more colorful language, this time a little more loudly, but maybe not to the point that Wright or Ilaihr should be able to hear it. ::
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 22:38:44
:: looks up, taking some leaves and quickly hopping up on a low tree branch to patch up a few leaks in the canopy to keep the fire safe, quickly hurrying back down to continue warming herself. She sits with her lower half to the fire, lamenting her choice of nightwear again. ::
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 22:38:49
::keeps climbing higher; tries looking for other fires as she gets to a better vantage point::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 22:39:36
::Chuckles.:: Need to calm your mind, and still your body... ::Shakes his head.::
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 22:40:10
:: with a full mouth, looks upside down at Kate for a moment, appreciating the absurd view of the world. She finally lets go, righting herself in the air before flaring powerfully and landing a short ways ahead of Kate on her intended path ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:40:26
ACTION> Time passes, and the day grows short as we end up in the afternoon, with few precious hours before nightfall.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 20-Nov-2019 22:40:49
MED: Mmhhh. :: grunts in agreement as she settles down, sighing. :: MED: I want to see if anyone's nearby.
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:41:50
:: lies on his rock and waits ::
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 22:41:51
:: nods, standing up and resting her hands on her hips. :: TAC2: We should go together. Try to keep your bearing, we may or may not come back.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 22:43:44
::Waves his fingers around, subtly.:: Feel the flow of the river, the hearbeat of your prey.
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 22:44:01
::sighs and frowns:: Self: Nothing... ::looks back down the hill, seeing where their own fire is smoking from being rained on, and starts making her way back down::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:44:18
:: sits next to the fire, cooking the three fish he's caught and skewered. or rather, reskewered. He's thankful for the warmth. ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:45:26
ACTION> Though the day grows short, at least the rain has stopped. The overcast sky has thinned, and the waning sunlight even breaks through, in patches.
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 22:46:27
:: has warmed up a bit and dried out, and spent some time gathering more firewood after eating some of Wolfe's catch ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:46:29
:: takes a deep breath as she starts to dry, still chilled to the bone, though ::
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 22:47:04
:: looks up at the sun, holding up a hand to measure it now that she can tell exactly where it is :: TAC2: Oh.. we might want to set out tomorrow.
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 22:47:20
:: glances warily at Harper, then at the setting sun :: CO: Should we make camp soon?
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 22:47:29
TAC2: Tell you what, how about you throw a bunch of live branches on that fire, I'll tie up the trap.
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 22:47:38
::has by now made it back to the fire, warming herself and heating some more water in her leaf pot to drink::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:48:28
:: nods eagerly, the prospect of fire and a nice, warm Kuari wing to sleep under being quite enticing ::: XO: We should, yes. :: looks around for a suitable location ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 20-Nov-2019 22:48:31
:: grins, moving to grab some pine branches and breaking them to start tossing them in the fire. :: MED: Pine equals a lot of smoke. :: grins mischeviously as she continues feeding the fire ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 22:48:53
::Rings water into his mouth from the torn piece of robe that he's been using.:: CSO/CTO: I must say it is quite agreeable that I found you. I was beginning to wonder if I was alone on this planet.
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 22:49:26
CEO: I wondered the same thing. :: now can't help but wonder whether Kate is out there ::
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 22:49:59
:: is still walking as she asks Harper, out of habit as one does when walking all day, and they pass by a large rock face to one side. A rather inviting sound bounces off the rock, and Kuari suddenly perks up very attentively, stopping in place to listen ::
SCI LtJG Jude 20-Nov-2019 22:50:05
:: is sitting in silence next to the fire, poking at a roasting fish ::
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 22:50:17
::shreds some mint-like leaves into the hot water to make a tisane::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:50:39
:: stops when her friend does, and whispers :: XO: What do you hear?
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 22:50:59
:: tosses the vine-net-trap-contraption over her shoulder and looks for the spot. It's going to be a spot with the right mix of cover and traffic, around bent grass and broken branches. She uses rocks and sticks to configure the counterweight mechanism, once again singing out loud as she strayed a bit from where Grey can see her ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:51:44
:: looks around :: CEO: If you were out there, then I would assume others could be here. Depending on how far apart we are, it could take a long time to find others.
SCI LtJG Jude 20-Nov-2019 22:51:53
CMO: Maybe we could start more signal fires?
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 22:51:58
CO: I think it's water! :: runs ahead away from the rock and stops to listen again. The sound is much more faint, but she can at least pinpoint the source. She begins to trot at a rapid pace, only stopping to make sure Kate is with her. :: CO: This way!
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 22:51:59
CTO: We could build a signal fire.
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:52:22
:: follows along, running at first to catch up, then staying with Kuari ::
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 22:53:20
SCI: Yes, good idea. ::stirs her 'pot' as it steams::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:53:48
:: looks at Wright :: CSO: We could. That's not a bad idea... We'll add some fresher wood and maximize the smoke.
SCI LtJG Jude 20-Nov-2019 22:54:20
:: pulls fish off of fire, and hands half of it to Tailor :: CMO: Perhaps early in the morning, after a good night of sleep.
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 22:54:29
:: test the pulley vine for the rig before she ties it up, belting out a pop song, genuinely enjoying herself ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 22:54:34
CTO: I had been using my powers to study the natural flow, so it should be easier to locate them at a distance. CSO: But that would be an excellent idea.
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 22:54:45
CTO/CEO: No point in doing it until the morning, though.
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:55:02
CSO/CEO: If we make it more difficult for the fire to get oxygen, that'll increase the smoke as well.
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 22:55:30
:: hurries towards the growing sound of what's definitely water and comes upon a stream. She quickly looks around for threats and, finding none, sniffs at the water. It smells clean, so she dips her nose in and drinks ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:56:03
CSO: Agreed.
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:56:34
:: runs up besides Kuari and kneels at the stream's side, and dips her hands in, taking several deep drinks ::
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 22:56:48
SCI: Thank you. ::smiles and takes the fish:: Sounds like a plan. ::removes the rocks with a couple of sticks, after the 'tea' seems to have steeped enough::
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 22:58:10
:: feeds the fire, warming her hands ::
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 22:58:28
:: raises her head and looks around again, taking in the scene better, verifying the area is safe and judging what resources they have :: CO: We could camp here.
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 22:58:58
:: lifts the fish he's cooking from over the flames, inspecting it before handing off to Ilaihr. Then he grabs another stick, skewers the last fish with it, and begins cooking ::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 22:59:38
XO: I could not agree more. :: stands and surveys :: Lots of downed branches here. We can make a shelter and a fire, but we have to get to work to do it before night.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 20-Nov-2019 22:59:42
:: chuckles at Acacia's behaviors, laughing faintly as she keeps an eye on the fire ::
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 23:00:12
:: checks that her ties and the weight and the trip are all working, before carefully balancing the weight on the trigger stick. She covers the trap well with dead pine needles, admiring her work while she finishes another song. ::
SCI LtJG Jude 20-Nov-2019 23:00:16
:: pops the eyeball out of the fish, and plops it in her mouth ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 23:00:29
::Shakes his head an motions towards Wright.:: CTO: Your human metabolism requires more sustenance in this cold climate.
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 23:00:37
::carefully lifts the leaf pot and sips.. which tastes like mostly hot water with a little bit of flavoring::
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 23:01:36
CEO: Are you sure? :: eyes it hungrily ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 23:02:09
:: starts moving the stick toward Wright. The fish is gonna get cold at this rate. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 23:02:26
:: takes it ::
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 23:02:58
SCI: I'm sure that's nutritious.. ::doesn't blink at her eating the eye::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 23:03:03
ACTION> The leaf pot falls apart once it has to support the weight of the water.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 23:03:08
::Nods, folding his legs up, and adopting a meditative posture.::
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 23:03:10
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 23:03:25
:: picks out a tree to sleep in where she'll hear if the trap is triggered, but heads back to camp to warm up by the fire for a while before 'bed' ::
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 23:03:30
:: turns, ready to apply herself to task :: CO: All right. What do you need me to do? Gather sticks?
SCI LtJG Jude 20-Nov-2019 23:03:40
CMO: Mmm. Better not to waste- Well. Maybe try a straw made out of a hollow branch next time.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 23:04:30
CSO/CTO: Keep a quiet heart, Sit like a tortoise, Walk sprightly like a pigeon, Sleep like a dog.
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 23:04:34
SCI: That could work... ::grabs a few more leaves and some sap to start a new pot:: SCI: I suppose the design could stand an upgrade.
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 23:04:36
:: nods :: XO: Yes, you look for big branches that we can make into a shelter. I will try to find drier ones to burn.
CSO Cdr Wright 20-Nov-2019 23:04:58
:: sucks the meat from the bones, trying to be delicate and failing ::
SCI LtJG Jude 20-Nov-2019 23:05:11
:: shrugs, as she eats more of the fish :: CMO: Clay.
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 23:05:29
::shrugs back:: SCI: Kiln.
SCI: We should do that tomorrow also.
XO Cdr Kuari 20-Nov-2019 23:06:26
:: quickly trots away and finds the nearest bough lying on the ground, turns and twists her tail around it, gripping it tight and dragging it back to Kate ::
SCI LtJG Jude 20-Nov-2019 23:06:33
:: gestures at fire :: CMO: Just gotta build the fire a little bigger to surround an item.
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 23:07:07
:: starts looking around under the densest cover, gathering some kindling, finding that only the bark is really wet on some of these branches ::
CMO Lt Tailor 20-Nov-2019 23:07:25
SCI: Did you see any other fires when you were out exploring today?
MED Lt Acacia 20-Nov-2019 23:07:36
:: takes some large leaves and sits them beside her to dry in her wind-down time. She coats herself with the leaves and sleeps high in a tree near the trap, leaving the spear on the ground so she can grab it when she--hopefully--wakes up to breakfast some time in the night ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 20-Nov-2019 23:09:12
:: finishes cooking his fish, pulls it to himself on his stick, peels back the skin and begins picking at and eating the flesh. ::
SCI LtJG Jude 20-Nov-2019 23:09:46
CMO: I didn’t. I think we may have to travel further.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 20-Nov-2019 23:10:57
::Begins sensing the area around them again, looking for more of the crew; satisfied knowing that at least Alexis and Benedict are close to hand.::
CO Capt Harper 20-Nov-2019 23:10:59