The Black Cowl
((Hey guys, this is something myself and a few others are making as we go on. It's like a roleplay, but it's a fanfic instead. I do a chapter, they do a chapter. Please, have patience, I promise it will be worth it. The Black Cowl is an elite group of crime fighters who help the chief with his duties, but only at night. Returning yaks to their pens, warding off Berserker attacks, and such. I will be Nina Haddock in this fanfic, but I will not have it be connected to Big Challenges. Send me a PM if you'd like to join.))
"Hey, Hiccup. How was work?" I asked.
"Ugh! I've never had such a rough day in my life since the day I had to ground Snotlout, and suspend him from the Academy when he almost got Astrid killed because he wouldn't retreat!" my brother cried exasperated, picking up a block of ice in each hand and placing it to his head. I got a cool cloth and placed it behind his head, on the back of his neck. He leaned forward and allowed me to do this.
I am Brynhildd the viking and here is my dragon Turtle the night fury. I am 20 years old. I have brown hair, brown eyes. Today was just another normal day working at my saddle shop, although I had no customers. I rubbed Turtle's head as I drew a sketch of him.
((Was that good?))
"don't let them get away as mike and fangspike corned and pack of boars fang your up fang shot 5 spikes one for each boar as mike gethered up the boars he looked at fang" you know i glad your a whisper besides when i have to clean your teeth. so let see if anyone need food in the village or if hiccup could use it. "as mike headed to the village and knocked on the door"
((mike is the pic im using))
((Do we do the character profile like in a roleplay, or do we just jump in headfirst?))
I am Emma the Artistic. Ferocious name, I know. Not as much as my dragon, Peony. I guess they fit. It throws off the enemy.
"Ah, I see you two have come out from the woods," Gobber said, sharpening a Nadder's teeth. "I swore you'd 've been eaten by the wolves by now." "Pa-leez, Peony would eat them first," I growled. I placed my stirrups on the counter. "Broke them during a steep dive," I explained. "Can you fix them?" Gobber picked them up and inspected them. "Should be able to weld the metal back together." He said finally. "You have any of those oak branches to trade?" I dug into Peony's saddle bag and pulled out a bundle of Axe handle wood. "Yer stirrups are as good as new, lassie," He said. I made my way to the bridge. Something caught my eye. Two somethings.
I had finally finished my sketch. I dhowed it to Turtle and he purred in satisfaction. I smiled and put it in a shelf. It was almost closing time so I decided to tidy up the shop. Turtle also helped me and that made me smile.
I snickered a bit as Ruff and Tuff got tangled in the net. Peony roared something to Barf & Belch, who hissed. "When do you ever stop taunting dragons who are older and stronger than you?" I asked. She gave me a look. Older, but not stronger, I translated in my mind. I couldn't really understand dragons, not their language anyway. I just kinda understood Peony. I rolled my eyes. "Let's see what kind of trouble they got into this time."
I looked up at the struggling Twins. "Well, that is the last time you two blow up a barn at 8:00 at night." Hiccup growled at them. Nina, Mike, and Valka walked out of the house. "Well, your Terrors came in handy again," I said to Nina. "What are you doing in town?" She asked. "Eh, just getting some gear fixed." I said. Peony climbed up to the roof and poked the Twins with her wing claws. "PEONY! Get down from there! You are a cruel dragon." She crawled down, muttering some choice words that Nina could probably understand in more detail, unfortunatly.
well here hiccup valka and nina i was attacked by tho 3 boar today. i save two for me and fang but i have alot of boar meat so i fought id share it with the village eat it store it whatever. i looked back at the twins you should give tho two a mace and put them in a cell it cut your headack in half atleast tho id feel sorry for the dragon anyways i have a few things to do i walked up to nina you look beautyful night nina and with that i ran into the night
Today had been weird, it seemed too normal. After the shop closed I decided to practice some flight manuevers with Turtle. So We flied to the beach and practiced.
I was a bit flabbergasted at Hiccup's appearence. I'd seen him everyday for almost 15 years. Now he was my cheif? And looking almost exactally like Stoick. I shook the thought out of my head. There'd be time to ponder over that later. I then managed to trip and tumble headfirst down the hill, being the wonderful gymnast that I am. "Ow," I said. Peony ran over and sniffed me over. "Heh, don't worry, I'm fine," I said, rubbing her brow. She still picked me up like a momma cat and carried me all the way home.
After hours of flying I landed Turtle and fed him a fish I had in my pack. I had began to walk back to Berk with Turtle alongside me. I slouched as I walked and Turtle tried to prop me back up. I had seemed down that day, nothing exciting happened. Turtle whimpered
"Oh it's just that over the past few days I've seemed depressed" Turtle whimpered again and rubbed himself against me.
Dragons snore. That's all you need to know about my situation. Peony pretty much filled my room with her splayed out wings. I lit some candles and poured over my scetch pad again.
What Hiccup needs is more help, I thought. The other riders help sometimes, but he takes care of the village almost by himself. Especially when Ruffnut and Tuffnut go out on a whim! My pencil moved absentmindedly, pretty much drawing by itself. I looked down and dropped it. "What the-?" I said. Peony rolled over and knocked a jar of ink onto the paper. I picked it up quickly, but not before a moon-like shape was stained into the paper.
on the way home i gethered anything i could find and soon i got home i began to skin and store the meat and herbs i had gether and went to bed as i lay there with fang wraped in a cycle around me i fought to myself that hiccup need help and even if its helping to store food id help him
I had gotten barely any sleep that night, my mind racing as fast as Toothless could fly. Turtle sleeping just made me feel worse because he couldn't comfort me.
"The Black Cowls?" I asked. Nina had dragged me away from the Plaza into an alley way. Nina shushed me. "Yes, the Black Cowls." She whispered. "It's a secret society dedicated to helping the cheif with danger to Berk, from major invasions, to simple pranksters." I rubbed my chin. "Hiccup does look like he hasn't seen a decent sleep in weeks," I said. Peony rumbled something. "Hey, even though you aren't that fond of Hiccup, he's still the cheif," I scolded. "And if he hadn't tried to lock you up for good, we would never have met! So I think we owe him several favors!" She growled and started sharpening her claws on a rock. "So, are you up for it?" Nina asked. "As long as we get to break some heads?" I said, smirking. "Bring it on!" We looked up as Hiccup and Toothless passed overhead. "So, when do we get started?" I asked. "Tonight." Nina said. "I can get info from Hiccup if there's anything that needs doing- secretly, of course- and then we can meet up at..." She looked at me for help. "What about my house?" I asked. "It's far from the village, hardly anyone goes up there, and I have more secret exits than a Whispering Death's burrow! Trust me, I've checked." She gave me a frightened look, then nodded. "I'm going to go ask Mike," She said. "See you tonight. Oh and two things." She turned to Peony. "First of all, find some way to dim Peony's spots down. She's like a miniature Arvendal's Fire." One thing about Peony: she glows. Bright pink. Yeah, I know, we just keep getting weirder and weirder. "Second of all; tell no one. If you do, you're out, understand?" I nodded, then saluted.
he's a loud mouth isn't he i said still half asleep come 'let's gether mushroom and herb' in the forest "as i moved nina forward the forest" "as i pulled nina down to gether mushrooms from a stump" so what this about nina?"
((I'm getting kind of bored of this Roleplay. What can I do?))
i stored the mushrooms and waited for dark to meet at emma's house will caring for my field pulling weed watering then night fall came
"What is your dragon wearing?" Nina asked as soon as she landed. Peony whined. I'd managed to find some heavy black cloth, and made her something of a dragon sweater, along with wing covers, legwarmers, a neck sock, horn covers, and tail covers. She looked a bit like a fashion manniquen. "Spot control," I said plainly. "Now c'mon, the others are already here. I led her inside to the main room of my house, which loooked a bit more like a council of war.
"Great!" I said, fixing my mask. Peony looked through the window and was pleased that she wasn't the only one wearing a costume. "Who does what?" I asked. "Well, Astrid and Stormfly can track the yaks to where ever they went, and then herd them back. Emma, you and Peony can help me with the fence. Mike, Brynnhild, you and your dragons can probably start on the barn. We'll meet up and help you when our tasks are finished." We all nodded and stepped outside. I banked a bit. "Is that a Night Fury?" I said. Brynnhild smiled and nodded. "His name's Turtle." She said. I blinked.
well lets get this going we won't anyone standing here. "as i got on fang and rode off"
"Lassie, you need a good dunk in a cold sea," Gobber observed when I went to pick up my stirrups. "Ye look like Grump when I disturbe 'is naptime!" The Hotburple looked up at his name, then slumped back onto the workshop floor. "How very observant of you," I growled. "Thanks for fixing my gear." Peony and Squeaker were still tugging on a rope when I got home. "I see you still have energy," I said. She rolled her eyes and picked Squeaker up by the end of the rope, watching as his legs spun in the air. I slumped onto my bed and pretty much passsed out.
i had returned to my farm to water the crops and went to sleep as i woke i deside to talk to gobber about a new cart and jars for herb so i headed to the village to talk to gobber about it and after while finally talked him into it he send me to gether the wood need to make it so i headed into the forest.as i gethered wood a thought crossed my mind on the tasks and what we would need to do them food wood metal tools ect
"Peony, do you realize what this is?" I asked her. She shuffled at the pile of shredded cloth at her feet. "This used to be a scarecrow." I said. "A very happy scarecrow, in fact, until you came along and ripped it apart for the third time this week!" She lowered her head, guiltilly. If there was one thing that Peony loved, it was a scarecrow to chew on. I shook my head. "Why do you always give me the "Toothless in a cage" look when something like this happens?" Dispite the four-inch-long teeth sticking out of their mouths, Monstrous Nightmares could look unbeleivably adorable when they wanted to. My heart melted. "Okay, okay, just don't do it again, kay?" She licked my face. I looked up sharply at an explosion. "C'mon, let's see what that was."
I hovered above the village, utterly gobsmacked. The Plaza was in a state. Sevral explosions had happened, mostly around Gobber's shack. The disgruntled blacksmith in question was running around, shouting some very... interesting things about Ruff and Tuff. I saw a flash of green, and Peony dived for it as I struggled on my mask and a black hood I'd made. Peony was still wearing her sweaters.
"Hold it, you two!" I said, deepening my voice. They stopped short, then ducked for cover as I passed over and landed in front of them. "Who in Thor's name are you?" Ruffnut asked. "The one who's going to make sure you can't get away." I said. Peony growled. Barf and Belch hissed, but then were quickly incapacitated by a large handlful of dragon nip. They argued about it for a moment, tangling their heads together, creating another explosion, then collasped, exausted. The Twins stared at them. "Now, are you going to cooperate, or are we going to have to do this the hard way?" I asked, craking my knuckles.
A few minutes later, Peony sent a signal into the air. We scurried down an alleyway as Hiccup and Toothless landed. "What the-?" He said. The Twins were hanging upside-down, from a wooden beam, their spears on the ground below them, with a note pinned to Tuffnut's head. "The Black Cowls? Again?" Hiccup exclaimed. Barf and Belch woke up and struggled to free themselves of their tangled necks.
"noticing nina is a rage i picked her up and carried her to the cart gobber had loaned me till mine was done and put her inside the cart and then i tied a rope around fangs jaws and pulled it out of town since out of town i asked" so if we contine our little project we'll need tools stone wood metal or ever food ect what are we going to do about that?
Your fault. Peony wrote down on a piece of paper. I was starting to regret teaching her this. "Hey, you were the one who dived for them!" I growled. "So what if I thought tying them up was a good idea?" She snorted, then picked me up and hung me on a tree branch. "Why is this always my punishment?" I said, crossing my arms. I twisted around and landed roughly on my back. "Oof!" I groaned. "C'mon, Nina's expecting us!"
"You're late." Nina said plainly. "Sorry, a certain Nightmare was being stubborn." I growled. "Seen anything yet?" "Nope, not one Skrill emblem." Mike called from Fang. "Brynnhild went ahead for high-speed scouting, but she hasn't returned yet." Peony gave a heave with her wings and we lunged above the others. I yelped as I fell and Peony caught me in her claws. "Next time, warn me when you're about to do that!" I yelled, pushing my helmat out of my face. I saw something against the surf. "Hey, what is that?" I asked. Astrid swooped down and snatched it from the water. "It looks like some sort of net," She said, holding it up to the moonlight. "I've seen this on Berserker traps. Stormfly, track!" HEr Nadder sniffed at the net, then lunged forward with a screech.
I climbed back onto Peony's saddle and took out my spyglass. "It looks like there's something going on in the Kill Ring, down near the fortress. There's a dragon chained up in there, but I can't tell whether it's Turtle or not." We suddenly saw a gigantic purple blast of light. "Yep, that's Turtle," Nina said. "Brynnhild's down there, too. Everyone got there masks on?" We nodded. "Good. The Black Cowls are coming to Berserk."
Peony let out a hair-raising screach as the four of us stood up on our dragons. The Berserker soldiers looked up and yelped. Dagur narrowed his eyes. "Whoever you "Black Cowls" are, I don't care. This Night Fury belongs to me!" Brynnhild struggled against her captors, clearly enraged. I gave Peony a hand signal and she spat a fireball into the arena. The Berserkers scattered.
i had choice to stay behind to gether matirals for repairs weapions as well as fishing trap net hunting suppies ect i desided to start with wood and sent fang to borrow for metals will i choped trees down and stored them for future use but many tree were to big so i had to leave them in the open area of the tunnels making to harder to get form one room to another having done with wood for the night i desides to hunt for boars their skin would make a bag for each black cowl and be able to carry what each rider may need so i headed into the woods
i had caught 3 boars and began to taning sewing and dying the boar skin bag black as i worked fang came in and spit a pile of rocks into a huge pile near the trees fang i want you to dig 2 more levels one with rooms and work shops bakery and forge and one that we can raise fish and wild animal on and i make a map so you can tunnel to each house that should help the others as i cooked fish , sawed the wood and moved it to the side of the room then i moved the rock into piles on the other side of room checked the fish trap watered my crops and packed each bag with fish water and a knife it was noon by the time i was done and finally i went to sleep
just has hiccup lift i poked out of the floor boards will that was close how we going to get the list or we could just tied the twins to a ship and send it somewhere cuting the head of the snake if you will anyway we need that list or a copy atleast anyway ive made tunnels that lead to a underground room and meeting placeit not conneted the the storage so even if it found it won't give us away and if hiccup find it just tell him it lead to your sercet lovers house i thought for a moment a anger cheif and older brother im not looking forward to that but its one of two evils right so what the plan for tonight?