Dire Days Task 2 Bonus 2Archer woke up to a clanging outside of his tent and rolled over, wondering what the sound was coming from. He dragged himself from his sleeping bag and pushed aside the tent flap, blinking and squinting in the morning light. Vegas looked up and over at him with a small tin cup dangling from her lower jaw, which dropped to the ground, clanging off a couple of rocks before coming to rest by Archer’s knees. He sighed heavily, bending slightly to pick up the cup, which had a puncture in it where one of Vegas’s teeth had gone through the thin metal. Archer stood and walked over to the affectionately named ‘lost and found rock’, where he put out the objects that Vegas had ‘found’ in her evening romps around camp. After giving her a sharp ‘No!’ as she moved to retrieve the cup, Archer disappeared back into the tent and shrugged on a fresh set of clothes. Today would be his last day in camp, and he wanted to go out for a quick ride to enjoy the
Mountain Lion hunt with GhoulThe weather in the mountains was nowhere near as foul as it could quickly become, a small blessing to the Tokotas traversing the treacherous bottom pathways that would quickly scale upwards with little warning. Areas were either packed tight or loose enough that a misplaced paw was sure to send you cascading down and to a nasty injury. For Creme Soda, it was asking for trouble and he had enough sense to watch where he put his feet when looking over the rocks in a lazy trip towards where his instinct was leading. He’d set out to go fishing but had lost his way to the river and instead found a mountain dominating his entire view. The expanse of jagged rock jutting from the land wrapped almost entirely around a valley covered with snow and rock, looking as if stuck in a perpetual state of winter. The Tokota snorted at the rocks, shaking his head in dismay when nothing seemed to set him to the correct path, and a dark shadow lurched forward from his peripheral. Shocked, he lept back
Mountain Lion Hunt 2After Archer had field dressed the mountain lion and fed scraps of meat to the waiting tokotas, he climbed back onto Kanel and decided to keep looking around. Chances were that if there was one mountain lion, there might be more in the area. Archer whistled at Jackdaw, who yipped in return before dipping his head and beginning to sniff around the area, looking for another scent. While Archer wasn’t familiar with the commands that Kryptonite, Enzo, and Ruahri had been taught, Jackdaw was ‘leading’ the pack for Archer right now, and he could direct his activities with relative ease. Once Jackdaw started sniffing around, the other tokotas followed his lead, dropping their noses to the ground in order to search for more scents. Kryptonite picked up on a scent and padded off, keeping his head low to the ground as he followed the scent of another mountain lion.
The group moved slowly-mostly because the terrain was steep and rocky. While a mountain lion could flow over the s
Mountain Lion Hunt 1Archer rose and stretched, getting up from his bed and moving over to his dresser to pick out some clean clothes for the long day ahead of him. He had risen early, and his plan for the day was to head over to a few of his friend’s houses to pick up their tokotas and go out on a long mountain lion hunt. The summer sun was just coming up from behind the mountains, beginning to warm the cool air as it slowly began it’s climb across the sky. Archer watched the fiery orb climb into the sky as he ate his breakfast, humming a quiet tune to himself. He finished his breakfast and quickly cleaned up his dishes, eager to get outside and get started.
Archer walked out to the barn, whistling as he approached. Barks, howls, and yips greeted him as he slid open the large door, and stared down the rows of tokota heads sticking out of their stalls. He looked over them, trying to figure out which ones he wanted to take with him, before walking up to Jackdaw’s stall. The large black mal