Search found 82 matches

by Ashfalcon
August 10th, 2023, 10:18 pm
Forum: The Learning Ranks
Topic: At least it's a *stable* job... {Attn: Sigmund}
Replies: 16
Views: 8327

Re: At least it's a *stable* job... {Attn: Sigmund}

"Alas, I need to get to my archery lesson as soon as we finish here." Illa wasn't sure if she actually regretted that or not; Sigmund had proven to be much better company than she'd expected. "Not all of us can wave great bloody swords around and look like we know what we're doing.&qu...
by Ashfalcon
August 1st, 2023, 12:19 am
Forum: The Learning Ranks
Topic: At least it's a *stable* job... {Attn: Sigmund}
Replies: 16
Views: 8327

At least it's a *stable* job...

"You didn't know how to swim?" Illanova shook her head, picturing that moment. "That must have been... how big was the snake?" She wasn't sure what would have been worse: something small and fast but still dangerous, or something large enough to drag him down. She would have been...
by Ashfalcon
July 27th, 2023, 5:59 am
Forum: The Learning Ranks
Topic: At least it's a *stable* job... {Attn: Sigmund}
Replies: 16
Views: 8327

Re: At least it's a *stable* job... {Attn: Sigmund}

"As it should be," she said haughtily, and then let herself relax. "As for horses, well... my countrymen may very well treasure the nasty beasts. I didn't know that was something that other nations said of us, but there are certainly enough of them in and around Tear. Still, horses ar...
by Ashfalcon
July 25th, 2023, 5:05 am
Forum: The Learning Ranks
Topic: At least it's a *stable* job... {Attn: Sigmund}
Replies: 16
Views: 8327

Re: At least it's a *stable* job... {Attn: Sigmund}

OOC: Nope, you caught it, she is 100% making that up. And now she knows that Sigmund didn't fall for it, which is actually a point in his favor. "Don't be foolish," she said severely, straightening her back and lifting her chin. "You know as well as I that all trainees are merely trai...
by Ashfalcon
July 18th, 2023, 4:26 am
Forum: The Learning Ranks
Topic: At least it's a *stable* job... {Attn: Sigmund}
Replies: 16
Views: 8327

Re: At least it's a *stable* job...

Illa chuckled as her fellow trainee passed and kept sweeping. He wasn't scared of the horses. Cautious, certainly, but... Then he asked a question, and she realized she'd gotten lost in the repetition of sweeping. "The Tower?" she asked. "Well..." She smiled. "Would you beli...
by Ashfalcon
July 13th, 2023, 4:24 am
Forum: The Learning Ranks
Topic: At least it's a *stable* job... {Attn: Sigmund}
Replies: 16
Views: 8327

At least it's a *stable* job...

Illa was already halfway to Fleshrender's stall by the time her new companion had the beast closed away. She could hear him pretending to question the horse, making a game of it, and it was... surprisingly soothing. She knew Warders rode horses, as a general thing; maybe it wouldn't be so bad to lea...
by Ashfalcon
July 11th, 2023, 4:33 am
Forum: The Learning Ranks
Topic: At least it's a *stable* job... {Attn: Sigmund}
Replies: 16
Views: 8327

Re: At least it's a *stable* job...

Illa studied her fellow drin for just a moment, and then something shifted in her head and she thought: Perfect. He was friendly, confident, and not at all afraid. And he wasn't bad-looking, either; with those shoulders, he probably received more than his share of attention. She offered a hesitant s...
by Ashfalcon
July 8th, 2023, 12:40 am
Forum: The Learning Ranks
Topic: At least it's a *stable* job... {Attn: Sigmund}
Replies: 16
Views: 8327

Re: At least it's a *stable* job...

"Don't touch it!" Illa snapped immediately. "Those things have teeth. Don't you know that?" The man in front of her looked unconcerned, and for that matter the horse wasn't behaving like the blood-thirsty shadowspawn she knew it secretly was. Probably trying to lull me into a fal...
by Ashfalcon
July 6th, 2023, 12:01 am
Forum: The Learning Ranks
Topic: At least it's a *stable* job... {Attn: Sigmund}
Replies: 16
Views: 8327

At least it's a *stable* job... {Attn: Sigmund}

Illanova paused with the broom in her hand and glared at the massive beast in the stall beside her. There might be chores she detested more than cleaning the stables, but offhand she couldn't think of anything that even came close. She didn't mind sweeping out the dirty straw, or even shoveling up t...
by Ashfalcon
March 15th, 2023, 5:24 am
Forum: Tower Life
Topic: Arrival of the Best Candidates Ever (OPEN)
Replies: 16
Views: 13135

Re: Arrival of the Best Candidates Ever (OPEN)

That didn't sound so bad, and most likely she'd learn more over time. It's going to take some real effort, she reminded herself. There was so much she didn't know, and she would have to buckle down and learn it all. No cheating; no shortcuts. She thought for a few moments, but couldn't think of any ...