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Vigdìs Vidarsdóttir
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PostSubject: Forget what you look like Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:53 pm

LET THE WINTER BREAK
LET IT BURN UNTIL I SEE YOU AGAIN

Focus. It was the only thing keeping her mind of her actual goal. Even sleep didn't seem capable of that anymore. If she wanted to relax, she picked up her bow, her quiver and sought a place so quiet she could hear her own blood flowing through her veins. A place where it was just her, the view over the sharp, iron far end of the arrow and whatever prey she had within backsight. In this case, it was a beautiful orange, like the sunset, and blue with spots like the few stars showing at young dusk. The Kingfisher sat still, probably hunting itself, the only paradox being it didn't know it was being hunted. Vigdìs had a perfectly clear shot of this colourful bird. For a mere second, her mind drifted off. The sight of this bird took her back to a few years ago when she had shot that great snowy owl. It was the last time her shot hadn't been perfectly right. Her arrow hit her victim, but the shot couldn't succeed to kill it. Attempting to save its life, she brought it back home. She thought her father must have known a way. Which he did. But snapping its neck wasn't exactly the plan Vigdìs had in mind. 'Be a better shot next time,' was all he had to say to her. And he was right. She had been a lousy shot, that was all the problem had been. Some people grew older without realising they did. Vigdìs knew exactly what moment had turned her into an adult. From the second her father's hands had been laid around the hurt and exhausted animal, she knew she had to stop being a child. And her she was, an adult now, dedicating her life to searching for something she didn't even know she'd be able to find it. She felt like a foolish crusader sometimes, looking for an unknown faith that wasn't theirs.

A deep, silent breath rolled over the arrow, as she closed one eye, relaxed her shoulders and moved her weight to her feet. She was ready now. Vigdìs tilted her head. This Kingfisher would better make a tasty meal. Right before she shot the arrow, she heard the familiar noise of a twig snapping underneath one's feet. In the blink of an eye, the archer had turned around and with a swish had gotten another arrow out of her ammunition. In a late afternoon, she was pointing her weapon at a stranger's face in the middle of nowhere. And somewhere behind them, the bird flew away.

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Freyr Rigasson
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PostSubject: Re: Forget what you look like Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:49 pm



when hell seems one step closer than heaven

Some days he just wanted to disappear. These days were rare, but he couldn’t help himself. The last couple of days had been intense in so many ways he felt like his head was ready to explode. Being the son of the earl could be a hard task for a boy his age. Mostly because he didn’t grow up to be one. He grew up to be a stable boy, at least that was what he always wanted to be. Or a viking warrior, perhaps, if one day he had developed the urge to fight, kill and plunder. But despite the blood that raced through his veins, it seemed like he didn’t really inherit his parents’ thirst for power and blood. He didn’t even know if he was capable of killing a man. Right now, if he thought about it, it made him sick in his stomach.

So he had decided to just take a break from life. In a village surrounded by vast nature, it was quite easy. He had left a message for his parents, that they did not have to worry. He even took his sword with him. Then he had passed by the stables to pick up one of the horses and he had taken off to the woods. He had spend his whole day just doing nothing but riding around and enjoying nature. He had visited the herd, watched the wild horses run free. Afterwards he had set course to the hot springs, where he planned on taking a short swim.

When he was close enough, he had tied the horse to a tree near a river with drinkable water. He had even taken off the saddle, so he would be comfortable. He then proceeded to walk through the bushes towards the hot springs. And then he was faced with a threat. Out of nowhere a girl a bit older than him had emerged from the shadows and was now pointing an arrow at him. Freyr felt his heart drop a bit and he just stood there, watching the girl and the arrow that was pointed towards him. It took him a minute to get himself together. ”Don’t shoot me, I do not intend to harm you”, He said as calmly as possible, although he was visibly nervous.

what is left but war?



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PostSubject: Re: Forget what you look like Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:46 pm

LET THE WINTER BREAK
LET IT BURN UNTIL I SEE YOU AGAIN

Vigdìs could see she had startled the stranger. Good. She took the moment he needed to realise what was going on to observe whoever just distrubed her in her hunting. The boy had innocent, brown eyes and wavy black hair that looked like he had only just stepped off his horse's back. Vigdìs pinched her eyes half shut as she watched him open his mouth. He should be careful picking his next words. Even though he seemed young, Vigdìs wasn't in that good of a mood today. 'Don’t shoot me, I do not intend to harm you,' the boy attempted to speak calmly. The Princess of Uddevalla had to hide a grin behind the arm she had stretched out to him. She could see that, that he didn't mean to harm her. Or probably anything. He seemed too soft, she had thought to see in the short moment she had been reading his eyes. With another glance at him, she lowered her weapon. 'But you did just ruin my supper,' she started off, 'How will we solve that, hmm?' Her tone revealed she was clearly irritated. Not only did he scare away her pray, he had also made her waste an arrow. At home that wouldn't have been a problem. But here, where everything she owned was either on her body or on her horse, her arrows were way more precious. When she was little she used to come to Skaggerak and the other villages, and the Royals where she would stay would provide her everything she needed. This was different. For this mission, it would be threatening for the rulers of the village in question to know Vigdìs was snooping around in their territory, looking for those who had had the guts to have raided Uddevalla's Mansion. For political reasons, it was safer for her to travel off the radar, without any formal visits to the King -or Earl, in this case. 'What does a pretty face like yours do in a wild place like this?' she then asked, considering to keep asking him question until he would reveal some useful information. Deep down she knew it was a long shot -too long. But that knowledge was kept hidden far, far below a thick layer of perseverance. She knew neither her nor her father would be able to rest again before she would catch the brutal intruders that had taken her brother and her mother from them. She slowly put the arrow back into the quiver, locking eyes with him in case he would consider doing something stupid. She didn't notice that action made her sleeve roll up, revealing the golden Huskarl bracelet she had tucked underneath it.

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PostSubject: Re: Forget what you look like Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:33 pm



when hell seems one step closer than heaven

A stranger in the forests of Skagerrak. It was pretty clear she had no idea who she was pointing that arrow at. Most residents of the village would know better. They would not dare to threaten or harm the son of the earl, since it was common knowledge they would not get away with doing something like that. But he did not rely on his origin to protect him from the stranger. He did not want to fight her either. He sure had his sword within reach, but he would not be fast enough to dodge an arrow. He was not a violent person either. He’d rather solve this with words. So he tried to convince her to not shoot him. 'But you did just ruin my supper,' She said, after she had lowered her bow. 'How will we solve that, hmm?' She then asked. Luckily, he had the perfect solution.

”I found a rabbit in one of my traps earlier today”, He replied with a little smile around his lips. ”If you want, you can have it”, He then said. Setting traps was only to catch extra food. There sure were villagers who could use some meat, but if it could save his life now, why wouldn’t he offer it to her? 'What does a pretty face like yours do in a wild place like this?' The girl then asked. In the meantime she slowly put the arrow back in her quiver, and he saw something shine in the sunlight when her sleeve was pulled up. ”I was on my way to the hot springs to take a swim”, He said, taking his eyes of the bracelet. It sure looked expensive, but he had never seen a Huskarl’s bracelet before, so he therefore didn’t recognise it. ”Are you on your way to the village of Skagerrak?” He then asked, since it was one of the only settlements that took in travellers in this vast area of wilderness.

what is left but war?

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