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The Haven Legacy: Ultimatum [CLOSED]
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#1901 Posted: 02:34:29 13/02/2018
Ooc: yah we could do that.

Rose noded. "They will be trained to at least defend themselves."
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#1902 Posted: 03:01:52 13/02/2018 | Topic Creator
And so, the rest of the day was spent building what soon would be the fence, using rocks and twigs to give it form and support. The real work will have to be left for tomorrow. Shortly after, Whirlpool arrived to give his own support. He was knowledgable in medicine and chemistry, but lacked in the building department. Nevertheless, he used his digging ability to help create an escape route below the family's home, just in case the fence failed and needed to escape underground.

While everyone was working, the orcas were stressful. They knew the wolves desisted the war due to Mambo telling them when they asked. But then what? Most of them were frustrated for being unable to help, but above all, they were angry at Sybil for not visiting them as often as before. Even if it wasn't for playing, she could at least talk to them for a few seconds. One thing they knew for certain was that the future itself was uncertain. The wolves were still out there, and who knows what awful plots they were thinking of. And not just them. Just like the warblers, the orcas were really worried about Naga. They didn't know how Sybil was keeping him under control, and it didn't matter. How long will it last? All of them were disgusted at the fact that Naga, all by himself, nearly brought an entire species to extinction. Orcas, while they were scary, brutal predators, have a very strict code. Even with the large number of pod members, they knew how to balance their diet and have control of their prey population. What will happen from now on? How could anyone know what will transpire?
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#1903 Posted: 10:42:16 16/02/2018
Soon it was two weeks later and the fence around Roses and Sayans home was finally finished. She breathed a sigh of relief. She looked at everyone who helped them. "Thank you everyone! Thank you for everything you've all done to help our family. You all are always welcomed here at our home." She said. "How can I ever repay you all?"
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#1904 Posted: 14:42:29 16/02/2018 | Topic Creator
"By giving those wolf jerks a beating of our part if they ever come to disrupt the peace again." Cole suddenly said, breaking the quietness among the you're welcome murmurs of the rest of the birds. Sybil was also pleased at the results, and finally, it was time to retrieve the cubs. Barloc came to her last week complaining about the cubs taking time from Whirlpool, but between her and Kali, they managed to somewhat convince him to let them stay until the fence was finished.

Giving a hug and a nod to the couple, Sybil went to the beach to get the cubs.
"I'll be just a few minutes. And Rose, Sayan, meet me at the beach so you can escort the cubs." Sybil said to them before storming off, accompanied by Mambo. He was feeling much better than before, but guilt still lingered in him. He still wasn't the happy, carefree parrot everyone knew.
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#1905 Posted: 15:54:41 16/02/2018
"Come on Sayan I want to get our kids back." Rose said.
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#1906 Posted: 18:42:31 16/02/2018 | Topic Creator
After the three of them were at the beach, Sybil called for an orca, and as always, it was the loyal Cairo who answered her call. Most of the orcas were still upset with Sybil for not sparing some time for them.
"How is everything?" Cairo asked with concern, knowing how vital the Haven's situation was right now. He was angry with the pod for not understanding Sybil and her predicament.
"We're done with the fence at last. I need a ride to retrieve the cubs. They need to begin their training if they ever hope to defend themselves." Sybil said, having told that much to Cairo. He nodded, letting her climb to his back and leading her to Hunted island while the couple waited at the beach.

Meanwhile, at Naga's territory, his and Sholeh's friendship has been growing endlessly. Now that Sybil knew the secret, Sholeh was visiting Naga every day for the past two weeks without worries, helping him with hunts, playing their sadistic games, and telling each other stories. Happy moments for them, but most especially Sholeh. She was even grateful to Sybil for not spelling the secret to everybody, especially the warblers. Nobody but the civet knew about the unusual friendship, and she wanted it to be that way.
"I heard the fence will be done today. It's probably finished by now." Sholeh said to Naga, as they tortured yet another poor rodent. She didn't lend her help at any time, but there were times where she surveilled the progress, as far away from the racist warblers as possible.
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#1907 Posted: 01:15:39 17/02/2018
"Finally...," Sayan said looking out onto the ocean. He didn't like the idea of requiring an fence, but he knew it was necessary and it also meant they could finally get their kids back.

"So I hear-- that means the cubs will soon return as well and the wolves will once again have a tempting target.," Naga said as the poor rodent soon found its unfortunate fate.

Elsewhere-- the cubs had gotten used to life on the other island though they missed their parents dearly. Little did they know that life would soon change. And not necessarily for the better.
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#1908 Posted: 01:44:15 17/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Cole kept the couple company while Sybil returned. Cairo made no haste and soon reached Hunted island. He waited patiently for Sybil's return, but she was more worried about avoiding Barloc on the way, since she was in no mood to hear his complaints. She reached Whirlpool's den without interruptions.
"Hello there! Hey!" Sybil echoed from the entrance, not wanting to enter. Even though she lived with Whirlpool for more than a month when she faked her death, she never managed to memorize that complicated labyrinth that was his home.

Whirlpool heard her yell, and was pretty sure the cubs could hear them as well. It has been an interesting half month for him, and he got to raise the cubs for a while despite Barloc's protests. Even Nia and Angus, who have been more rebellious and tired of Brloc's absurd rules, befriended the siblings, with Angus having lost all his previous fear of them. They had become good friends in these couple of weeks.
"... Sybil..." Whirlpool managed to say, ready to escort the cubs out. If Sybil was there, it probably meant she was going to take them, prompting the wombat to give a sigh of melancholy.

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"So I hear-- that means the cubs will soon return as well and the wolves will once again have a tempting target.," Naga said as the poor rodent soon found its unfortunate fate.


"Yes... that means you'll have to be extra vigilant. Imagine too many of them infecting your home." Sholeh commented, knowing from him about his little deal with Sybil. One thing was certain; his huge belly from two weeks ago was completely gone, meaning that his voracious appetite was returning.
"The cubs will train today no doubt. Heh, as if that would help. But who cares? As long as I get to see you, I don't care what happens out there." Sholeh expressed, not really caring what happened to the Haven residents as long as the wolves didn't messed with her and Naga's friendship.
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#1909 Posted: 01:58:28 17/02/2018
"Auntie Sybil?" Snow said perking up her ears
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#1910 Posted: 02:05:36 17/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Whirlpool the appeared in front of Sybil, with the cubs in tow.
"Hey Snow. Hey Hunter. Ready to head home? Your parents miss you terribly." Sybil asked, not certain if those were good and bad news. She then turned to Whirlpool.
"Did they behaved?" she asked, with Whirlpool giving the more or less sign with his paws, but his smirk indicated he was joking.
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#1911 Posted: 12:34:29 17/02/2018
"I'm ready to go home." Snow said. She then turned to Whirlpool. "Thank you Whirlpool. You were great to hang with." Snow said as she hugged him.
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#1912 Posted: 15:45:19 17/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Whirlpool waved, finding no words. As Sybil thanked him, she escorted the cubs to the beach, and at that precise moment, the cousins came to play, when they realized what they were seeing.
"No! Not today Miss Sybil. You're not taking them, are you?" Nia complained, getting too used to having the cubs as playmates.
"What does it looks like Nia? Of course they're going home. Come on, they have been here, and I'm sure they miss Lady Rose and Mr. Sayan." Angus pointed out, though fully aware that Nia wouldn't feel the same in their position, particularly considering who her father is.
"I promise you I will bring them here from time to time, regardless of what Barloc says." Sybil said with a smirk, being aware of the cousin's rebellious attitude towards him, but also tired of his predjudge against predators.
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#1913 Posted: 16:43:09 17/02/2018
"Yah well come and play with you again!" Snow said.
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#1914 Posted: 17:24:15 17/02/2018 | Topic Creator
The cousins were glad for that but still were sad to see the siblings go. Befriending them was wonderful, and still couldn't understand why Barloc refused to give predators a chance, even if they had such big hearts.

Cairo was waiting loyally at the beach, and was very happy to see the cubs.
"Hey you tykes. Going home? You are a bit bigger than the last time. Give my regards to your parents, and tell them I'm ready to munch on some wolves if they threaten you again." Cairo said with a glare, proving his undying loyalty. Although he tried to sound it like a joke, Sybil knew he meant it.
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#1915 Posted: 17:57:49 17/02/2018
"It's so good to see you again Cairo."
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#1916 Posted: 18:17:40 17/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Cairo nodded, really glad to see them again, wanted nothing more than to chat with them, but he knew he had to take the cubs home. He let the three of them climb over, not minding the claws, and proceeded to take them to the Haven. As he swam, Sybil could see a few of the orcas and waved at them, but only receive some small smiles in return. She knew she messed up with them, and was determined to try and find the time for them, even in this predicament. But first, she had to talk with the future guards. Not to mention that in these two weeks, she hasn't visited Naga at all, being too busy on the fence. She still owed him a favor.
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#1917 Posted: 19:00:15 17/02/2018
"Hey Cairo. Mamma mentioned a game she used to play. Can we play it someday?"
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#1918 Posted: 19:07:41 17/02/2018 | Topic Creator
"You mean the orca game? Oh no little lady! That's no activity for you or your brother." Cairo said, not wanting to involve the cubs in the dangerous game. Even though he still missed it, he sometimes felt guilty for the times he went too rough. He was too big, and even when he tried to be gentle, it still left the Haven residents exhausted, even if they weren't injured.
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#1919 Posted: 19:10:30 17/02/2018
"Aww!" Snow said
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#1920 Posted: 19:22:17 17/02/2018 | Topic Creator
"You'll have to wait until you're bigger and sturdier." Cairo warned, still believing the cubs were still too small to be engaged into the brutal game.
"You better listen to what he say." Sybil assured, asserting what he was saying.

Once they reached the shore, remained nearby to watch over the retreating trio, willing to beach himself if necessary in case the wolves were desperate and stupid enough to try and attack right there and that very moment. Sybil told the cubs that as soon as they reached the trees, they should travel through them just in case they were some wolves nearby. It was very fortunate that wolves couldn't climb trees, so to avoid any risks, they had to travel through the foliage, even if it was more tiresome.
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#1921 Posted: 19:29:33 17/02/2018
"What about a gentle one?" Snow said.
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#1922 Posted: 19:55:04 17/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Sybil couldn't understand why Snow was insisting so much. Clearly Snow couldn't comprehend how rather violent the game could be.
"I don't think it would make much of a difference. I think Marylin is the gentlest one of all, but she never plays the game. She doesn't like it." Sybil explained as the trio jumped from tree to tree. They were still a few minutes away from the den, but Sybil doubted it was going to be a quiet trip.
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#1923 Posted: 21:42:43 17/02/2018
"Aww! When I'm older I want to play the game!"
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#1924 Posted: 21:48:35 17/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Sybil sighed.
"I seriously don't understand why you're so keen on playing such an intense game, but whatever. It's your choice. However, you need to be bigger first. And there are some things to be done here first." Sybil expressed as they reached the den, preparing for the delight of the parents seeing their children again. Two weeks was quite a long time, and neither Rose or Sayan visited them in fear of giving away their position. Sure, the wolves wouldn't swim in orca infected waters, but there was the worry of them having an aquatic spy like Shadow had with Jet and some sharks a long time ago. Sybil wasn't taking any chances, no matter how slim or even ridiculousit sounded.
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#1925 Posted: 23:03:30 17/02/2018
"Snow Hunter?" Rose came running and hugged the two as they arrived.

"Mamma!" Snow hugged her as well.
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#1926 Posted: 23:12:17 17/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Sybil climbed down with them but gave the family their space, watching from a distance and angry about how the wolves wanted to break up this beautiful family and the chaos they have committed in the Haven when it finally had a chance of peace once Shadow was gone.

Sholeh continued bonding with Naga, having no care in the world, or even an ounce of sympathy for the Haven's current predicament. Even though Rose was the one who gave her a chance to live in her original home, she didn't care enough for the tiger to offer her her support.
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#1927 Posted: 23:15:18 18/02/2018
Hunter eagerly hugged his mother alongside Snow.

And soon Sayan showed up as well. "Father!," Hunter said excitingly and giving Sayan an hug as well. "Hey there-- I hope you took good care of your sister.," Sayan said accepting the hug.
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#1928 Posted: 23:23:20 18/02/2018 | Topic Creator
As the family reunited, Sybil addressed to the currently unoccupied Rose.
"It's great to have them back. Now Rose, you can start the you know what today if you think it's necessary, but first, do all the tests necessary for the fence. I have something else to take care of." Sybil said, leaving the family to get reacquainted. The cubs didn't have to start the training right away, but everyone knew that was an activity that couldn't be delayed for too long.

As Sybil left, one would think she was going to visit Naga. She hasn't visited him at all in these two weeks, and believed he was going to be quite upset about it. Nevertheless, half a month seemed like more than enough time for him to think of a favor, something Sybil knew wasn't going to come cheap. Despite the long lapse of time, Sybil wasn't going to visit him... right now. There was something important to be taken care of first. As she walked, she made sure to stay out of the p,aces the warblers frequented... and headed to the outback. It has been so long since she went there, and it wasn't exactly a pleasant place, but there was so etching very important she had to do, so etching she has been thinking of ever since the fence started...
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#1929 Posted: 23:35:48 18/02/2018
"Daddy!" Snow quickly ran to him and nuzzles him.
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#1930 Posted: 23:55:47 18/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Sybil was still in Haven terrain, but the small change in the soil indicated that she was getting close to the forbidden territory. She and the dingoes stopped being enemies a long time ago, but they weren't exactly friends either. In all these years, they have respected the boundaries and none, as far as she was concerned, has entered Haven territory. Respect? Or didn't they like the foliage? It didn't matter. After all this time, Sybil genuinely needed their help. She wouldn't risk anything with the infamous bisons, so the dingoes were the next best thing. They had a rivalry with the wolves, and were about the same size, so they could be excellent protectors and guards.

At Naga's territory, Sholeh was taking a rest nearby after he had finished off the rodent. They were times where she liked to remain as his visitor despite doing nothing, and the two of them could simply doze off and just be lazy. If Naga wanted to be alone, he only had to say so and she would leave without objections, having nothing more than the biggest of respects for her large friend. Whatever he did or say, she wouldn't question it. That's how much she wanted to keep that friendship.
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#1931 Posted: 02:48:05 19/02/2018
During the years of the Haven and the Outback's ambivalence towards each other, there hadn't been a pressing demand for border patrol as there had been in the past during Shadow's war. Their focus had been inward, and occasionally upon neighboring sections of the island depending on the circumstance. However, the sudden increase in wolf spottings has placed the dingo pack on high alert. Naturally, the two species clashed over similar resources, and while there hadn't been a plot on the wolves' end to take the dingoes' territory-- that they were aware of-- Jaeger wasn't going to take any risks. That being said, patrols were now regularly sent out mainly near the Haven's borders and far off where the wolves had come from.

It wouldn't be long after Sybil had crossed the border that she'd encounter a five-fold group of dingoes. At the lead of this patrol was Dolton, who had climbed the ranks over the years and was now a high ranking officer. They had spotted the civet with relative ease, and seeing that she was alone and out in the open, the officer lead his patrol towards her. His initial approached wasn't confrontational, but he possessed an authoritative air as he commanded, "Halt," in a stony voice. "State your business here."

Had this been an ordinary circumstance, Dolton would have made no restraint in showing his distaste for the breaking of their no trespassing pact-- and his general, deep-inset dislike for the Haven residents-- but he was under new orders.
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#1932 Posted: 03:53:35 19/02/2018 | Topic Creator
OOC: Guys, looks who's back. Welcome Waaksian. It's great to have you again smilie

Well, that was easy. Sybil said in her mind, not shaving expected to encounter a dingo this soon. If their rivalry with the wolves was this strong, it couldn't come as a surprise that they were so close to the Haven border, where the wolves usually roamed.
"I come alone. I have an urgent matter to discuss with your leader. Forgive me for intruding like this, but I never would have if this wasn't an emergency." Sybil pointed out, showing no fear but likewise feeling uneasy with the welcome. She has seen this dingo officer before, but they were plenty of them and it has been so long after all. She knew this was a rather risky move, but despite their rocky past, Sybil doubted the dingoes would mean her any harm.
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#1933 Posted: 22:23:33 19/02/2018
AJ: Due to the tension of what is going on in Haven, I have tried not to risk going to my second family, but in the end, I lost. I love my second family as much as I do my first, I cannot be without them. Not knowing what is going on at this very moment, I spend time with my dingo parents/family.

Sunflame has been gone for some time on his own, gathering herbs of all varieties from the rarest of the rare to the most common. Something tells him that they may need to be prepared sooner than they first thought. Returning to his and Whirlpool's den, he tiredly waves at Whirlpool, before laying down to rest, setting his basket near Whirlpool.
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#1934 Posted: 23:11:54 19/02/2018
"Yes," Dolton replied bluntly, seeming uninterested in what Sybil was saying. "Our leader seems to be expecting you. Come," he turned and motioned a few of the patrol members to help him escort the civet to the heart of their territory. The remaining few continued their path alongside the borders.

Soon afterwards, they had arrived at the dens. As they trekked through, other dingoes peered out of their burrows with mild interest, chattering among themselves. They seemed to have been surprised by the civet's presence, but not alarmed. After the news of high wolf activity near the Haven, any sense of routine had been placed on the back burner.

The patrol dingoes led Sybil to the leader's den, where Jaeger was discussing something inaudible with someone. Upon Dolton's approach, he postponed his earlier discussion, had a word with the officer, who then escorted the civet in and ordered the other dingoes to guard the exit of the burrow. Once that was done, Jaeger greeted Sybil. "Ah, Mistress Sybil. Interesting that you'd visit at this time. There's been unusual accounts of wolf activity near your territory; I would presume that has something to do with it?"


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Meanwhile, Odette had been spending time with AJ when her friend, Joshua, entered her den. He explained the situation outside to them.
"Dolton's patrol brought back the Haven's leader. They said it's regarding some emergency, by her words." He shook his head when Odette's disposition became nervous. "I don't think it has anything to do with him," he gestured to AJ. "Some are saying it's because of the wolves."

After some hesitation, Odette nodded. "Yes, that has to be it. AJ told me about them." She knew about a plot to run the Haven residents out of their territory, the war that had been declared when their demands weren't met, only to be cut off after some sort of deal. The details weren't as finely cut to her, and she was unaware of what ill deeds and violence had occurred from the past month's events.
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#1935 Posted: 00:05:18 20/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Sybil seemed more relieved than surprised that Jaeger already knew the reason of her visit.
"You're right on cue Mr. Jaeger. Indeed, that's why I'm here." Sybil expressed with a small smile.
"I'm really thankful for everything. We've all managed to live peacefully for years, but as you know, the wolves are threatening that peace. I know you have a rivalry with them, and as for us, they are doing everything they can to banish us from the island. And they've resorted to... coward methods to get what they want." Sybil explained, not going into detail about the kidnapping for she didn't see it necessary.

After stating the situation, it was time for the business.
"Listen, I've never asked anything from you. And trust me, I don't like asking favors of this magnitude, but I need your help. I managed to make a deal with the wolf leader... but I don't trust her. I suspect she will break her promise sooner or later, which is why... I need dingo bodyguards to keep some occasional watch in the Haven." Sybil stated, knowing that they were the best, and nearest option.
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#1936 Posted: 00:29:23 20/02/2018
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"Daddy!" Snow quickly ran to him and nuzzles him.

Sayan happily nuzzled his daughter. "Oh Snow-- you don't know how much your mother and I missed you. And you might've even grown while you were away.," he said noticing that their two cubs were indeed a little bigger.
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#1937 Posted: 01:19:36 20/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Cole, who has just arrived and perched on a nearby branch, let the cubs have their reunion. Neither he nor anyone else knew of Sybil's whereabouts, but he thought she was probably visiting the python. He waited for Rose to notice him so he could be ready to train the cubs. Despite being just a bird, he was very good with combat, and helping train the cubs was going to be a challenge he was ready to welcome.

At the python's territory, after lying down without doing anything, Sholeh eventually fell asleep, something she has never done before while with Naga. She always left before doing something so that she could leave him alone, but the unavoidable happened. Before doing so however, she had been thinking of asking Naga when would he pursue the warblers again, but in these past days, she has learned not to ask him anything that would make him feel rushed or uncomfortable.
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#1938 Posted: 01:54:50 20/02/2018
Rose looked at Cole. "Do you mind if we start their training tomorrow?"
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#1939 Posted: 02:35:44 20/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Cole grumbled, not believing this was such a good idea. It was alright to postpone it for a few hours so that they could get reacquainted, but a whole day seemed like a bit too much. No doubt as soon as today would the wolves find out the cubs have returned.
"Make sure the fence is strong." was all Cole said before retreating. While many were happy to have the cubs home again, it only added to the mountain of worries everybody had. Sybil has honored the deal of not spying on the wolves, but how could they know the pack would fulfill their end of the bargain too?
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#1940 Posted: 09:38:16 20/02/2018
"Don't worry me and Sayan can protect them. Pluse there is many eyes on the lookout."
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#1941 Posted: 16:12:00 20/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Cole left, looking at Rose as if asking her if she knew what she was doing. He then flew away, wanting to be home. Since the training wasn't going to begin today, he was going to dedicate the rest of the day to rest from the arduous, hardworking weeks that were building the fence.

At the outback, Sybil waited for the dingo leader's response, not knowing whether he would ask for something in return or if he would do it for free if it meant getting even with their heated rivals. She was really worried on what these next days will be like. She longed for peace and for a time where they could resume the orca games and probably have Naga as an official member of the Haven without the warblers being deathy terrified of him.
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#1942 Posted: 19:06:29 22/02/2018
OOC: Sorry for the delay. Things were happening the past few days that were keeping me. But it gave me plenty of time to think about this, and I hope it's okay.


Jaeger had listened intently to Sybil's words and request, sitting on his haunches as his head loomed over the little civet. "Perhaps that is something we could manage," he began in a cool voice. "However, there's a certain condition required if you desire our forces. You see," he turned his head to the side, "it's just as you said; these wolves cannot be trusted. From what our people have seen, and what you have described, they're fully intent on their mission to take over your land. And knowing wolves... it is only a matter of time before they'll wish to dominate the entire island," he concluded grimly.

Turning back down to the civet, he stated, "That being said, their conquest can be placed to a halt if we agree to cooperate. Which brings me to my condition." He stood up, eyeing Sybil intensely with his dark eyes. "When we spot a window of opportunity, and the time to strike arrives... you will lend us your own forces for assistance. In other words, you will declare war alongside us."

His stony demeanor softened a hair as he laid down, crossing his front paws. "I understand that such a thing is something you've been meaning to avoid, Mistress. Especially after the devastation bought upon by Shadow. It's not a preferable experience for any of us. But, if you'll excuse the bluntness, you're only biding your time. They will attack eventually, regardless of any truces or agreements. They're strengthening their forces, and searching for weaknesses in yours... even if it may not seem as much. And when that time arrives, it's best that we're all prepared." He stared into Sybil's eyes. "We want to keep the peace as much as you do, Mistress. This is why we're willing to tolerate such close contact for the time being. When that peace is threatened, we all must stand up for one another... differences and disputes aside."
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#1943 Posted: 20:43:57 22/02/2018 | Topic Creator
OOC: It's alright. Don't feel pressure. We're just glad you've returned smilie

Sybil let out a forced sigh of relief, having believed the condition was worse than that. She was ready for war if necessary, but she didn't want to be the one to start it.
"You can count on us Mr. Jaeger. You've been very respectful in our truce for peace all these years. And you never allied with Shadow when he attacked the island. For that I am very grateful." Sybil said contently, remembering that the dingoes never got involved with that particular war. She did considered the dingoes for help once, but that wasn't their war, so she left them alone. It was different this time.

"It's the least I can do. We'll help each other with this common enemy. However, don't ask for trouble. Don't be the one to start this war. Anue will eventually find out about this deal, and she will know how greatly outnumbered she is. I even managed to get a python that worked for her to be on my side. What's better, the territory I assigned her is near the border of the snake's own territory, and he already agreed to hunt down whatever wolf dares venture to his place." Sybil assured, wanting Jaeger to know just how great her forces were, and how accurately they could help each other. She knew that was no excuse to lower their guards though, and even though the wolves were outnumbered, they could compensate it with cunning. One of the deals was to not spy on the wolves, but Sybil was ready to break that promise if the pack broke theirs first.
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#1944 Posted: 03:50:40 24/02/2018
"The feeling is mutual, Mistress. You have maintained our no-trespassing policy for thus long. We're thankful for the peace it's brought us." He hadn't forgotten why that pact had been put in place all those years ago, when a Haven resident invaded their land and killed some of their pack members. While it was still a tragedy, and their members always felt the repercussions of that loss, Jaeger knew better than to hold a grudge against the civet. He understood how difficult it could be to maintain control of the populace, and there were always be a select few who insist on causing trouble. What mattered is that Sybil rectified the situation, and that another case of trespassing never came to be. None major, that is.

"Wolves are quite aggressive, and blunt with their demands. I would be surprised if they weren't the first to declare war." If only he knew... although in a way, he had suspected that when Sybil had mentioned a deal with them. "But if they continue to antagonize us in the shadows, we may have no choice but to so ourselves. The ideal is that it won't come to that, but just be aware that no matter what, a war will commence. As long as the wolves are leaving their territory, we can be sure of that." Jaeger took into consideration the details she had relayed, and added, "Anue... and the python." Naga. He had learned of that name, thanks to the spies he had sent to spy on the wolf platoons that crossed their land. Rumor had it that this beast was the creature that had been dwindling the population of warblers in the Haven. He hadn't forgotten how a few of his member had expressed worry over that. While it was a concerning thing, Jaeger had confidence that the Mistress could handle to issue herself. He knew better to worm into affairs where he wasn't invited; a lack of invitation was synonymous with a lack of want, in his mind.

"She is in a disadvantaging position. They'll have to be trekking with care, but we'd be best to not grow too confident in that fact. They will find a way around it, sooner or later." Pausing, he inquired, "shall we discuss the particularities of your request? Unit count, time frame? Where do you wish they be positioned?"
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#1945 Posted: 05:06:24 24/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Sybil was glad Jaeger understood her proposition and got to the point, happy to have an outsider as an ally, even if the relationship was mostly political.
"I'm ready to use violence if necessary. Heaven knows I gave too many chances to Shadow and looks what it got us into." Sybil said, ventilating on that frustration. She didn't know how much Jaeger knew about that war, but she imagined he somehow knew the magnitude of it.

"But for now, vigilance is what we need. I guess I should tell you already..." Sybil expressed, knowing she had to explain about Rose's and Sayan's children.
"... you see, there are these cubs. They are still too young to defend themselves. Anue kidnapped them for ransom once, and I'm afraid she could attempt it again. We got them back thanks to the python, but I know Anue will be more vile in her next attempt. They need protection while they're this young." Sybil explained as she draw a small map of the forest.

"This here, this is where they live. They will train to fight. Their home is protected by a fence, but I don't want them to have a contained childhood. So, that's where your dingoes come in. The cubs will need bodyguards from their home to the beach. That's where they usually roam. In the beach, the orcas can protect them, but they need protection in the forest. For additional surveillance, well, see the sketch and you be the judge on where to place your dingoes." Sybil said, wanting Jaeger to be the organizer of his own troops, but also to show him how much she was willing to trust him.
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#1946 Posted: 19:31:15 24/02/2018
Meanwhile the wolves were getting organized. "We will get our revenge! That rat will pay! She took my friend and my leverage! We will not give up!" Anue said.

"What will we do?" A pack member said.

"We will wait until they lower their guard and when the time is right we attack. Right now we go along with our little truce." Anue said.
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#1947 Posted: 21:34:28 24/02/2018 | Topic Creator
While Sybil was talking to the dingoes, the warblers that went to search for her got a little concerned. She sometimes disappeared like that, but with the threat of the wolves, they were more worried. Now that the fence was done, they were at a loss on what to do. Some were tempted to spy on the wolves, but what helped them desist of the idea was the fact that their new territory was bordered by Naga's. While some helped the keas with the surveillance, others went to orcas to get reacquainted and entertained. They already knew most of them were upset by Sybil's lack of visits, so they tried to compensate it.

At Naga's territory, Sholeh was still sleeping heavily. That's how much she trusted the python. There was no more vulnerable position than being asleep. Even though it wasn't on purpose, she has been comfortable enough to be this lazy earlier, bu she didn't expected to fall asleep like that. She opened her eyes for a brief second. She didn't see Naga anywhere, but she was still too tired to assimilate what was going on, so she simply resumed her slumber...
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#1948 Posted: 02:01:50 27/02/2018
"Such a petty act. Typical of their kind," Jaeger added with muted distaste. He observed the crude map Sybil had drawn, and listened to her instructions. After filing through the options, he pointed to where the Haven's borders met the wolves. "For the most part, our patrols should be bordering close by to their land," he turned his paw to where the Haven met the Outback, "but I'll also have more troops watching this junction, where the wolves seem to favor crossing from their land." He withdrew his paw and crossed them again. "I'll select a few of my troops to watch over your cubs. In the meantime, we'll have to discuss strategy. How do you wish for us to react depending on what they attempt? If they cross your borders, what are your orders?"
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#1949 Posted: 02:45:34 27/02/2018 | Topic Creator
Sybil thought about that question for a moment, and found it hard to have an answer. She was tired of showing mercy and be denied the same courtesy, so she wanted a solution that didn't involve an immediate death.
"If they cross... ask them to state their business. If you can tell they're lying or if they go further into the Haven... wound them badly. Those of them that make it to the pack will show Anue what she's dealing with and install fear. And those of them who don't, they will have to cross the python's territory to return... and he'll take care of the rest." Sybil said, knowing Naga wouldn't let such an easy meal get away.

Sybil took another look at the map and the changes Jaeger made, and she was convinced except for one thing;
"Alright Mr. Jaeger. So it shall be this way... except you mustn't place any dingoes near the python's territory. I don't want them to accidentally enter his home and cause a panic. A python doesn't have the best of eye sights, and I don't want him to confuse one of your dingoes for those infernal wolves. Please, no offense. Just a precaution." Sybil said with a bow, imagining it was quite insulting being compared to them. But the dingoes were quite similar in size and shape, so a confusion was bound to happen, and Naga was somebody you didn't want to trifle with.

If everything was settled, Sybil was getting ready to leave. Even with the little shadow the dingo crowd provided, the heat of the outback was unbearable for someone like her.
"I guess this is all. Thank you so much for your help Mr. Jaeger. I'll make sure the Haven residents never forget this favor. Take you time in preparing your troops, but the sooner the better..." Sybil said, preparing to turn and leave. She knew she will have a hard time explaining the Haven residents about this little alliance, but once Rose and the others knew the cause, they shall have to agree. Morning was leaving, but the day was far from over. Sybil had to talk to the Haven residents about the dingoes, visit Naga, and if there was time, spend some time with the orcas. She was aware on how much she has neglected them, and was willing to make up for the lost time.
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#1950 Posted: 03:50:41 27/02/2018
As Sholeh slept, Naga was seemingly nowhere to be seen or was he--? Camouflaged somewhere in the nearby foliage, he watched the mongoose peacefully sleep. 'So peaceful-- sleep my dear and I shall ensure that no-one will harm you or interrupt you as you dream of better days...,' he thought to himself. It was a very peaceful moment and Naga was still very much as each perhaps even more so after these last several days.

Sayan happily reunited with Hunter and Snow-- enjoying the rest of their day for everything it was worth.
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