Earthguard's New Horizons

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Before she could stop it, Eira barked out a laugh. She slapped her hands over her mouth to cover it up, but it was already too late. She attempted to reclaim her suspicious glower, wiping the grin off her face and trying to look grim and serious again. Clearing her throat, she poured as much accusation into her voice as she could muster after her breach, her golden eye boring mercilessly into him. "So, you remember being a dragon hunter, then?"

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Was she accusing me of something? His mind wondered. “Barely.“ he replied “Not much though.“ The boy then turned to Albatross who was reaching for another fish and Mychael pulled his food away from the dragon “No stealing! If you want food ask. I know you are used to taking from others but this is different.“ Albatross roared something under his breath “What was that?“ Mychael asked. Albatross immediately sat up straight and acted innocent “Now what did I say about if you want food?“ The Shockjaw slumped his shoulders and looked down and he growled softly “Much better.​“ Mychael Said and have his dragon a fish.

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Attitude adjustment

Eira and Mychael were deep in conversation, but Eslig wasn't paying attention. He was entirely focused on Albatross, frowning and muttering to himself under his breth as he studied the dragon.

 

It was Eira who broke his concentration, rounding on Eslig in the midst of her increasingly animated conversation with Mychael. "And what are you doing, exactly?"

 

Eslig frowned, pointing to an area about halfway down Albatross' back. "See those two fins? They don't quite line up."

 

Eira stared at him as if he'd suddenly grown a third ear. "So?"

 

"I'm not completely sure, but that could be why Albatross can't fly. Yes, he's wounded, but the wound isn't that severe. However, Albatross was stuck in a net for a while, which could have thrown his spine out of line. I've got to adjust Ambolt every once in a while" he explained to a puzzled-looking Mychael. "I can try and do the same for Albatross, but I'd need your help. I don't think Albatross trusts anyone else besides you, yet."

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Once again, the antics of dragon and rider broke through Eira's cool glower and she slapped a hand over her mouth to cover up a giggle and the smile that accompanied it. Before she could further her interogation of Mychael, Eslig's behavior finally drew back her attention as he explained himself. Behind her, Driftwood lifted his head over hers, canting it in bafflement. He looked to his rider questioningly, who returned the glance before focusing back on Eslig and Albatross. "Does that happen with all dragons? I've never thought about.... realigning.... Drift or Hael before..."

 

Her gaze flicked back to Mychael at Eslig's question to him, still closely watching him for his behavior and reactions.

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Eslig frowned at Eira's question as he pondered a possible answer.

 

"I don't think so..." he replied after a moment's silence. "I only adjust Ambolt because his tail sees a lot of use, and something like what Albatross needs is only because he spent way too long stuck in a net. I suppose I could look at your dragons, but my guess is that these adjustments aren't necessary except in extremem cases."

 

Eslig moved closer to Mychael, careful to keep his movements slow and nonthreatening around Albatross. "Run your hand along Albatross where his fins are on his back. Tell me what you feel."

 

Mychael didn't look convinced, but did as Eslig asked. His eyes widened slightly as his hand passed over the spot Eslig had pointed out earlier. "It's... different here" the boy said.

 

Eslig nodded. "Yup. It's also probably causing some discomfort as well, but it can be fixed. The challenge will be to keep Albatross calm long enough for me to deal with it. I'd imagine he won't take kindly to a relative stranger touching his back..."

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Eira pursed her lips in thought as she watched them curiously, resting her head on a propped up fist. It felt good, to lay her head down, which had slowly started to feel heavy and... fuzzy. Driftwood rustled his wings and tail indignantly, as if to say he couldn't possibly need such a treatment. He was a loosey goosey. As Eira watched them curiously, a thought came to her. "Could that be part of Haelstrom's problem? Why he can't fly?" Eira halted as another thought occured and she quickly added, "Not that he would let you get close to him, either..."

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Mychael and Albatross... And Scuttles

     Mychael looked to Albatross who by his expression did not want any part in this crazy viking’s plan. The Shockjaw shook his head and looked deeply into the boy’s dark cyan eyes as if saying “I trust you, not them.” Mychael looked up at his dragon and nodded “I understand that you don’t trust them, I don’t even fully trust them either. Though, I know you want to fly. If you trust me enough then you’ll trust him too. Just think about it ok?“ Albatross’s shoulders slumped and he mumbled a roar under his breath. Mychael knew he had to do something to help Albatross fly again but he also knew Albatross wouldn’t let anyone but Mychael touch him. “Would you be fine if I did it?“ Mychael asked. Albatross have a puzzled look as if not believing Mychael could pull it off “Good it’s unanimous.“ The boy said ignoring his dragon. Scuttles climbed onto Mychael’s shoulder and curled his tail around the boy’s neck loosely so that it hung on the front side of his other shoulder. The young rider then turned to Eslig and with determination in his voice he asked “What do I need to do?

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Rue, who had been occupied by her breakfast and the conversation with Eira, looked up as Eslig explained his strange behavior. Surprised, Rue let the salmon that she was holding in her hands sink down to the big leaf that she was using as a plate. Albatross' wounds weren't probably the only thing that was keeping him grounded? Eslig was talking about a whole new medical approach comparing with what Rue had learnt so far. It reminded her of Gobber's sometimes unconventional methods of healing dragons.

But to be honest, Eslig could be right. Albatross' wounds were surely hurting him a little but they weren't too deep. No muskles or bones should exactly be injured.

Interested, Rue sat up straight and followed Eslig's, Mychael's and the Shockjaw's every move. That was going to be interesting...

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((I legitimately wasn't expecting that question lol. Time for a long, complicated post!))

 

"What do I need to do?" 

 

The question caught Eslig off guard, and his face blanked momentarilyas he scrambled to come up with an answer.

 

"Uhh, let me think" Eslig said, stroking his chin and walking a couple feet away to forestall any more questions while he pondered Mychael's query. Not only was this a somewhat complicated manuver, Eslig was unsure how well he could explain it to Mychael. Then, there was the problem of supporting Albatross during the adjustment. What Eslig had in mind required a unique setup.

 

An idea firmly in place, Eslig looked around and was rewarded with a suitable location- two flat boulders of even height a couple feet away from each other, with sand in between. Eslig positioned Ambolt so that the Nadder's tail stretched between the two rocks, then got Rue, Eira, and their dragons packing sand around and on top of Ambolt's tail so that the sand formed a mound just above the level of the two boulders.

 

Once this was complete, Eslig motioned for Rue and Eira to step back. There was now a sand pile spanning the expanse between the two flat boulders, with a small bump above Ambolt's tail. Eslig turned to his friends, explaining his handiwork.

 

"Albatross will lie on his stomach, supported by the boulders and the sand. We'll line up the disjointed area with the small bump here" he said, pointing to the sand pile. "On the count of three, Ambolt will pull out his tail while Mychael pushes down on Albatross' back. The remaining sand will help support Albatross' body weight, but only after allowing it to move enough to adjust his spine. The difference in elevation should be enough to get the results we want."

 

 

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    Mychael watched closely

    Mychael watched closely as the others built a makeshift stretcher for Albatross. The boy then turned to his dragon who seemed a little worried. Mychael placed a hand on his friend’s side and whispered so only he could hear “I know your scared, I am too. Even with that said we have to be brave, I know it’s hard to be strong sometimes especially because of where we both came from… I promise that once this is over if you still don’t trust them we can fly off together and no one will ever bother us again.” The thought of leaving his new “friends” made Mychael’s heart sink, but it would be worth it for Albatross. To Mychael’s surprise, when he looked back at his Shockjaw the dragon was looking straight into his own eyes deeply, as if trying to figure out if he was lying “I promise.” Mychael repeated though this time he didn’t whisper it. Albatross nodded and then turned his gaze to the structure.



    Mychael walked with Albatross over to the rocks as he didn’t want his Shockjaw to worry any more than he already was. Albatross then climbed up on top of the rocks and payed on his stomach. Mychael gently placed his hand on Albatross’s back and slid his hand down until he found the spot that was out of place “This might hurt a bit so brace yourself.” Albatross nodded and looked straight forwards with determination. “Ready Ambolt?” Mychael asked the Deadly Nadder.

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((I totally forgot to tell you earlier: Eira, thanks for changing my colour! :-)

 

Maybe you discussed this already on Discord but I'd suggest that we move on with the RP after fixing Albatross' spines. We could (quickly) go back to Berk to resupply and then go to Eira's island so that Skrillrider doesn't have to wait that long for us to arrive. What do you think? ))

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((That sounds good to me! Though could I possibly have a quick flight scene with Albatross before we head to Berk?))

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"Ready, Ambolt?" Mychael asked, and Eslig sent a silent prayer to whichever diety was tasked with overseeing spinal adjustments in dragons.

 

Ambolt looked ready to get on with things any Mychael's hands were firmly on Albatross' back, so Eslig took a deep breath. "On three, then. One, two, THREE!"

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On three, then. One, two, THREE!" Mychael pushed down as hard as he could, which wasn’t that hard and he heard a pop. Albatross winced for a second and then he immediately jumped down from the rocks and lowered his head. “Ummm… is everything alright Alba-“ Mychael was interrupted by the Shockjaw running towards Mychael and putting his head in between his rider’s legs and he ran for the cliff.

 

Scuttles tug his talons into Mychael’s wool cape and closed his eyes in fear. He’s leaving the others… I promised him we would leave if he wanted to… Why do I care if we leave, it’s not like they trust me or care about me… Why am I struggling to leave them? His mind echoed as Albatross neared the edge of the cliff. Mychael then realized he didn’t have anything to hold onto and wrapped his arms around Albatross’s neck and laid on his stomach. Then with one powerful thrust, Albatross leaped off the cliff and folded in his wings as he dove towards to water.



ALBATROSS!” Mychael yelled as he began to lose his grip. Albatross didn’t stop and right before they hit the water’s surface he spread his wings and bolted into the sky. Mychael hesitated but looked down at the others and was saddened to see them watching him. The young rider turned away from them and shed a single tear. Why don’t I just stay with Earthguard? Why am I feeling so connected to Albatross? Then he realized why he was staying with his dragons. When choosing between friends, pick the one that needs you the most. A few more tears fell as Albatross soared higher. It wasn’t until Mychael was holding onto Albatross’s back that he realized he was slipping. “Albatross! Even out!” Mychael yelled and his dragon looked at him and was shocked to see where his rider was. Immediately, Albatross evened out and flew into the horizon and Mychael slid back to his normal position.



His Shockjaw looked back at his rider as Mychael shedded a tear and in his eyes the rider could could see his dragon was torn between freedom and friends. “What are you waiting for? Let’s go.” Mychael said but his dragon stopped completely and hovered in place. “What is it Albatross?” Mychael questioned and his dragon roared a sad roar and Mychael knew his dragon was struggling on what to do. “Freedom awaits, you deserve it.” Mychael said but Albatross shook his head and turned to face the island.

 

Albatross… What are you doing?” Without warning the Shockjaw bolted towards and soared across the ocean towards the others. Why is he doing this? What’s wrong with him? It then hit Mychael that Albatross cared about him so much he was willing to live a life with him instead of a life of freedom. “Albatross… Are you- are you doing this for me?” Mychael asked and Albatross nodded and began to dive. The sudden change of direction made Mychael lose his grip and he began to plummet.



ALBATROSS!!!!” He yelled and his dragon dove faster, trying to reach his friend. Scuttles in fear, flew off Mychael’s back and landed on Albatross. The wind made Mychael’s face numb as he fell towards the ocean below. His hair was sticking up, revealing both his eyes… though his left eye’s sclera was red and his iris was darker than his right eye. Albatross roared and used all his might to dive after Mychael, but he wasn’t fast enough.



Mychael was consumed by the salt water with great force leaving all of his front body slightly red. Panicked, Mychael struggled to surface but didn’t know how to swim and drifted deeper. Soon, Albatross entered the underwater realm and swam after his rider. Mychael’s vision was very blurry and he shut his eyes closed with pain of the water and he felt a tug on his leg. He hoped it was Albatross and kept his eyes closed. Soon, he was exposed to air and was dangling by his foot. Mychael opened his eyes to see Albatross holding his foot in his jaw. “Th-thanks A-Albatross.” Mychael Said with a shutter as he was freezing.



Albatross landed in the coast gently and Mychael got to his feet. Scuttles leaped onto his friend’s chest, knocking Mychael to the ground. Great, wet and covered in sand… A voice said in his head and the boy stood up “Good to see you too Scuttles.” He then turned to Albatross and his eyes began to fill with tears of joy. The small dragon jumped off of his friend and landed on the sand and began to play. Mychael rushed to Albatross and hugged him tightly “Thank you Albatross, for giving Earthguard a chance.” Albatross had never been given a hug before and was confused at the gesture but ignored the confusion and smiled.



The way back to the others was approached with caution, as none of them wanted Mychael to fall off again. When they landed, Mychael climbed off his dragon and looked at the others speechless. Scuttles walked up the Shockjaw’s back and onto Albatross’s head and the larger dragon glared at his tiny friend. “I-I Uhh…” Mychael muttered “I really need to get a saddle… I hope my first flight wasn’t as bad as yours.” Mychael Said. Don’t you mean their first flight wasn’t as bad as yours? Mychael immediately corrected himself “I mean I hope your first flight wasn’t as bad as mine.” He said not mentioning Albatross wanting to leave the group or their hug on the shore, hoping none of them noticed.

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The first flight

"Whoahh..." Impressed, Rue watched as Albatross made it into the air and rocketed up towards the clouds. "One day you got to tell me more about this technique of yours, Eslig." She followed Mychael and the Shockjaw with her eyes. "This is incredible..."

She felt relieved and happy for Albatross but for one second she felt the fear rise that he and Mychael would not turn back. What if they chose to leave? But apparently, they didn't because after a bumpy ride they approached again, Scuttles still clinging onto Mychael.

 

I mean I hope your first flight wasn’t as bad as mine.

"I think everyone's first flight is as bad as this one was", Rue laughed.

They chatted for a while and Rue quickly checked for Albatross' bandages. Due to the bath in the sea there were just dirty wet rags left of them and it was time to get back to Berk and change them. But...was this a good idea? Bringing Albatross to Berk? With all the other dragons and vikings maybe overwhelming him?

"So...What do we do now? We don't have any supplies of bandages, ointment and bread left. We could return to Berk to resupply. Mychael and Albatross could maybe learn more about Berk culture of dragon riding and participate in flight club while we could finally go to Eira's island. What do you think?"

Besides, a small part inside Rue still didn't trust this strange boy completely and the thought about having him checked by Stoick and the Berkians seemed to her like a safe plan.

 

((I kind of just imagined that Albatross would not want to stay on Berk and so, they decide to come with Earthguard to Eira's island. But it's just an idea, the decision about what Mychael and Albatross are going to do is totally yours, Piggy :-) ))

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((Quick bump for the week of the 4th. It sounds as if most of us have family obligations this coming week, so don't feel any pressure to post. If, however, someone feels moved to continue RPing during this week, I'll be able to post from time to time. Have a great holiday!))

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((I had a long time on the plane and I was able to write this.))

 

    Mychael knew being with Earthguard was one thing, but going to Berk this early? The young rider didn’t know how the villagers or Albatross was going to react. On the other hand, Albatross just flew for the first time in at least a couple of years and by how the others were talking, Mychael knew the island was a good distance away. He then remembered how one of the dragon riders had said they needed to stop at Berk to stock up on supplies. Maybe Albatross and I should go with them to Berk and we’ll decide then if we should stay there or go with Earthguard. Ok Mychael, don’t mess this up.I-I don’t know if Albatross is ready to be at Berk. I was thinking that maybe we could go with you to Berk and if A-Albatross is up to it we could stay there, b-but if not maybe we could go with you to the island.



    Mychael turned his head to Albatross who nodded approvingly. The Shockjaw walked closer to Mychael and was about to nudge the boy’s side so he could be pet when he realized Drift was watching. So instead, Albatross sat down and looked forward with a determined expression on his face.

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((I was trying to figure out what holiday will come next and I can’t figure out what season the Regatta and Thawfest Games happens in.))

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"Alright," Rue nodded to Mychael's words. Donni hummed quietly to himself and waddled away in order to help pack things up.

With a last look to the dirty bandages on Albatross's body she put on a determined look herself and started cleaning up the rest of their breakfast. After she was done, she hurried over to Donni. The Thunderdrum had (very carefully actually) grabbed one of the ropes that held the tent together and pulled on it with his teeth.

 

((Eslig and Eira: Tell me if you want the story to continue differently but otherwise I'll just continue with my idea of going back to Berk and then soon after that, leaving for Eira's island. Is skrillrider still active? Or rather: Skrillrider, are you still reading along? :-) ))

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((Piggy- it's currently early spring in our world. The ice has just begun to thaw, hence my idea for the Thawfest games. The snow that hasn't melted is wet and heavy, and temperatures are approaching 50 degrees. It feels quite pleasant in the midday sun, and there is an air of optimism that comes with the changing of the seasons.))

 

Mychael stammered a bit as he inquired about visiting Berk, but Rue simply smiled. "Alright" she said, the most senior member of Earthguard speaking for all of them. Eslig nodded in acceptance of her decision, a faint worm of doubt tugging at his thoughts but one that he didn't mention. Mychael's remarkable bonding with Albatross aside, there were far too many question marks about Mychael's past than he liked.

 

Which, now that he thought of it, was eerily similar to his own past. He remembered the mistrusting stares and hushed conversations that had followed him around throughout his first few months at the School, trying his best to pack away those memories like the tent he was (unsuccessfully) trying to fold. Eira joined him in wrestling the stubborn tent into its ties, having easily disassembled and stowed hers away on Drift.

 

"This should be... interesting" Eslig said quietly, looking over to where Mychael was waiting with Albatross on the beach. "I've no idea how either of them will react to Berk".

 

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     Mychael wanted to ask if he could help in any way but he knew they probably wouldn’t trust him to help pack. So instead, Mychael pulled out the piece of paper with information on Shockjaw’s and reached for his charcoal pencil but couldn’t find it. Albatross looked over at Mychael in confusion and Scuttles looked at his human friend wondering what he was looking for. “Either of you seen my pencil?“ Mychael asked his dragons. Both the Tidal and Stoker Class dragon shook their heads. “I guess I should ask the others if they have an extra somewhere...“ He then remembered he just got through flying with Albatross and how many times he fell off. He hesitated out walked over to the others and asked “U-until I get used to flying... C-could I borrow some rope or something to help me stay on?“ Mychael was very comfortable talking to dragons as he only had Scuttles to talk to when a hunter, But when it came talking to people Mychael stuttered a lot since his only other experience had been talking to the other hunters who had abused him. “C-could I also borrow a ch-charcoal pencil if you have one?

 

     Scuttles climbed onto Mychael’s shoulder and the soft green scales rubbed against the boy’s pale face, relaxing the muscles in his face. Albatross walked over to his rider and was about To nudge him affectionately too when he saw the larger dragons watching so instead he sat up straight and looked forwards sternly.

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Eira frowned as Eslig ignored her question. He was focused on something, maybe that was why, she told herself. She helped them set up for Albatross and then sat back and watched as the two realigned Albatross' spine, blinking in wideeyed awe. Then the most unexpected thing happened as Albatross suddenly took off with Mychael on his back. She spun around and watched them race away, one part relieved, the other part sad. Eira could not find the words at first as they returned, stunned, shocked, and surprised. Albatross' willingness to return to them for Mychael's sake was eye opening. She just stood there and stared at them for a long moment. Maybe... Maybe they really were alright. No dragon would make such a sacrifice for a dragon Hunter.

 

As she slowly came out of her stunned silence and shock, she smiled slightly to Mychael with a shake of her head. "Should've seen mine and Drift's first flight. It pretty much went the same way." Driftwood huffed indignantly at her, to which she responded with a grin. "Oh stop it, we've gotten much better since then."

 

Eira went to help Eslig wrestle with the tent as their next course of action was decided on. As she worked, she watched Mychael and Albatross, replying to Eslig quietly, "Not well, I'd imagine. Remember how Hael was? I think Albatross will have a similarly difficult time. And Mychael, well..." She looked at Eslig with a knowing sense of sympathy for what he must have gone through himself. "But I dunno... Maybe... I mean... What Albatross did for him..." She sighed. "Stoick and Hiccup should know about them, at least. Maybe they can talk to him and make sure he really is alright."

 

As soon as they were done packing, Eira mounted up on Drift, shaking her head at Mychael to his question. "I don't have any..." She looked to Rue and Eslig and then announced, "Back to Berk then?" as Orvar perched on her shoulders.

 

((Yeah we can take some time at Berk while we wait for skrillrider11 to return))

 

 

 

 

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"Arrrggg..." Rue fought with her tent for a while until she finally could fold it the way she wanted it to and tie it up with a rope. A look to her left told Rue that Eslig was having a similar struggle with his tent and it made her giggle.

U-until I get used to flying... C-could I borrow some rope or something to help me stay on?"

"Yeah sure..." Rue looked around, searching for the second rope that belonged to her tent. That one she wouldn't need for the flight back to Berk, so why not borrow it to Mychael. In fact, tying himself to Albatross seemed to her like a good idea. It would save them the hassle of, several times, diving after a falling viking...

Donni, suddenly aware that he was still holding the sought-after rope in his teeth, waddled over and gave it to Mychael. It was a bit slobbery from the Thunderdrum saliva but it would do it's job.

Rue pointed to the extinguished fireplace. "I don't have a pencil either but you could look through the burnt branches. Maybe you can write with one of those."

 

After storing the last things in Donni's saddle bags, Rue jumped on his back.

"Back to Berk then?"

Rue nodded. "Let's go."

With powerful wing beats the Thunderdrum took off. When they were over the cliff that Albatross and Mychael had fallen off earlier, Rue signaled Donni to stop. Hovering in the air, Rue looked back to make sure everyone, especially Mychael and Albatross, were okay and following.

 

 

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((Hi everyone, sorry about my absence. I will be active around about the start of June.

 

Piggy, enjoy your holiday.))

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    “Thanks.” Mychael replied to Rue. The boy then took the rope from the Titan Thunderdrum and felt something wet in his hands. He looked down and realized there was some slobber on the rope but he didn’t mind. “I don’t have a pencil either but you could look through the burnt branches. Maybe you could write with one of those.” Mychael nodded and placed the rope next to Albatross and walked towards the pile of twigs.



    Albatross looked down at the rope as his friend looked through the branches. Scuttles walked over to the Shockjaw and picked up the rope in his mouth and began climbing onto Albatross’s back. As he reached the top the Shockjaw glared at the small dragon. Scuttles happily placed the rope on the dragon’s back and the large dragon felt something wet on his back. He then roared at the Terrible Terror, thinking he slobbered over the rope and began running around, trying to get the small dragon off. Infuriated he began shooting Bio-Electric blasts but couldn’t hit Scuttles. Scuttles, thinking this was a game, began firing his fire around as he hung onto the rope and Albatross.



    Mychael heard Albatross roar and turned to see his two dragons fighting “Albatross! Scuttles! Knock it off!” He yelled and ran over to them. Albatross stopped in his tracks and glared at Scuttles who was holding the rope in his mouth as he sat happily on the large dragon’s Head. “Scuttles, don’t annoy Albatross. Albatross, don’t be easily annoyed.” Albatross growled and layed down as he growled many things under his breath. The boy picked up his small dragon and places him on his shoulder. “I guess we should try to make a makeshift saddle out of this…” Mychael Said and then tied the center of the rope around his waist and the other two ends to Albatross’s front legs. There wasn’t much loose room and as the boy tied the ropes he was forced to sit on his dragon’s back. “Hopefully this should work.” The boy said to himself.



    Albatross growled as he felt the wet rope touch his scales. “It’s only until we either get a proper saddle or I get used to flying.” Mychael Said and placed a hand on his dragon’s side. Her then turned his head to Earthguard as they finished taking down tents. “H-how far away is Berk?” He asked hoping deep down it wasn't far.

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When Rue saw that her friends and even Mychael were following, she smiled contently and signaled Donni with her legs to speed up. The boy and the Shockjaw looked to be doing rather well in starting their second flight.

There were still grey rain clouds hanging above them but sometimes, a dim ray of sunlight broke through. One could feel that spring finally was on his way. There were even a few birds flying around them as the four riders left the island and silently glided out over the ocean.

Remembering Mychael's question from before, Rue answered: "Berk's not far away. I think we will reach it in less than half an hour.... How are you two doing?",she added, glimpsing back at Albatross and the wobbeling viking on his back.

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    “Ok Albatross, let’s take this nice and slowly.” Mychael Said as the others took into the air. Scuttles had no need to ride Albatross and took off with the others. The Shockjaw nodded and spread his wings trying to get used to Mychael being on his back. The young boy adjusted his position so that he could keep his balance better. Albatross roared softly before he began running forwards. Mychael hunched over and held onto the rope that connected him and Albatross. The Tidal Class dragon jumped and flapped his wings and began ascending into the air. Still not being used to flying, Mychael was very wobbly. Scuttles flew up next to the two and roared happily as it was easier for him to fly now that he no longer had armor on.



    “Let’s try to catch up to the others, Alba.” The boy said as he began to keep his balance. Albatross roared in agreement and sped up and flew towards the dragon ahead. “Woah!” Mychael yelled as he slid backwards slightly, luckily the ropes held him in place and he didn’t fall off. The Shockjaw slowed into a glide as they approached the group. Ok… Time to make sure I know their names and then I’ll move onto the names of their dragons… Mychael thought to himself and began quizzing himself on their names in his head.



    Mychael was jolted back into reality when Rue said “Berk's not far away. I think we will reach it in less than half an hour.... How are you two doing?” The boy hadn’t been paying attention to his position and realized he was currently sliding down Albatross’s spine as the knots came untied. “Albatross! Stop!” He yelled and his Shockjaw stopped immediately. The sudden jolt made the last of the knots come undone and he fell off Albatross and landed on the Deadly Nadder’s back. “I-I’m Fine.” He said to Rue. He faced the guy on the pink dragon’s back and said “My apologies, I should’ve tied the knots tighter.



    The new rider turned to Albatross and saw the last of the rope slide off his back and plummet into the ocean. “S-Sorry about your rope…” he said nervously hoping they wouldn’t be to mad. Now how am I supposed to hold onto Albatross? He asked himself “Uh… Eslig, right? Do you mind if I ride on…What was the Deadly Nadder’s Name? Amber? Ambite? Oh! Ambolt. Ambolt with you?” He said finishing his sentence from before.

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Eslig nodded in approval as Mychael tied himself to Albatross with a bit of spare rope from Rue. It was well-known at the School and around Berk that first (and second) flights never went as planned. Besides, Albatross didn't have a saddle yet so the extra security was prudent. We could certainly use someone who thinks ahead like that... Eslig thought to himself as he mounted Ambolt.

 

Eslig was uncharacteristically unfocused as the four riders flew back to Berk, his mind preoccupied with something he couldn't quite put his finger on. He wasn't sure if it had something to do with Eira, or if the strange similarities between himself and Mychael were jogging memories that he'd rather not remember.

 

Fortunately for Mychael, Ambolt was paying attention, and swooped underneath Albatross just in time to catch Mychael on his back. Eslig turned around to face Mychael, who looked a little embarassed.

 

"Uh... Eslig, right? Do you mind if I ride on... Ambolt! with you?" Ambolt's rhythm during flight were different from Albatross', and Mychael nearly fell off again. Eslig helped Mychael wrap his arms around Eslig's ribs for support.

 

"Not at all" Eslig replied, his solidude shattered but his distracting thoughts stil present. "Don't let go" he advised, and settled in for an uncomfortable half hour on the way back to Berk.

 

Distracted as he was by errant thoughts, Eslig was still deeply attuned to his dragon, and began looking around anxiously as he felt Ambolt tense underneath him. Not seeing anything out of the ordinary above or around them, Eslig looked down and discovered the reason for Ambolt's unease.

 

Albatross, in an attempt to be closer to his rider, had begun flying below and slightly behind Ambolt.

 

"Get your dragon to fly next to us. Ambolt know's that he's there but can't see him- and it's making him nervous. Ambolt should calm down once he can see Albatross."

 

((Sorry I've been inactive for the better part of a month. Thank you for keeping the RP going as I've dealt with a new production and a couple significant life events. It might be a bit before I'm consistently posting again, but I haven't forgotten about this RP))

 

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    Mychael, after nearly falling off the Deadly Nadder, wrapped his arms around Eslig. The jerky movements made by Ambolt made Mychael feel slightly sick to his stomach but he tried to ignore it and focus on staying balance.

 

    “Get your dragon to fly next to us. Ambolt know's that he's there but can't see him- and it's making him nervous. Ambolt should calm down once he can see Albatross.” Eslig Said. Mychael turned around to see Albatross behind Ambolt. “Oh! Yeah… S-Sorry.” He said to Eslig. Albatross looked up at Mychael and had a look of proudness on his face. Why does he look proud? Mychael asked himself. “Albatross, would you mind flying next to Ambolt instead of behind?” The Shockjaw smirked and growled viciously at Ambolt. What’s gotten into him? A voice in Mychael’s Head echoed. The Shockjaw then flew underneath Ambolt and glided on his left side.



    Mychael’s stomach issues were getting worse and the worries of what the Berkians would think of him weren’t helping. “E-Eslig… do y-you think we could stop and l-land for a second… this flying is making me-“ the boy was interrupted by him vomiting to the right of Ambolt. ((Not on, don’t worry.)) As the boy looked down at the ground below and hoped he didn’t hit any dragons with his vomit he started to feel dizzy. Scuttles looked over at Mychael and landed on his shoulder and roared softly. “I-I’m ok Scuttles… I’m just not used to flying on a Nadder.” He replied as he tried to hold back another one.

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Hi, my name is Mack! 

My in game name is Diplomatmackofberk if you see me feel free to say hi!

 

This is my best-est, cutest, most amazing, loyal boy Zephyrus (God of the wind and spring)! He is so cute!

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((Hi, Mack! If you'd like to join our RP, you are more than welcome to. It is structured around Earthguard's clan activities in the RP, but there is no requirement to be in the clan in-game to participate in the RP.

 

If you're interested in joining the this roleplay, please head over to our Clan Recruitment/Info Thread and fill out a RP application there. Once that is complete, we can begin looking at ways to integrate your ideas and characters into our storyline.

 

Thank you for your interest, and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.))

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Gender: Female

 

Age: 16

 

Residence: A small house right by the Berk docks 

 

Personality: Funny, Loyal, Kind. Will become mad and defensive if someone hurts her friends 

 

History: Nothing interesting, grew up around dragons but never had one until she turned 15. She received a Wind Walker from her family. They became best friends and still are.

 

Likes: Dragons, Reading/learning, friends

 

Dislikes: Dragon hunters, people who are mean to her friends, arguments, people yelling at her

 

Appearance: (picture)

 

Do you want to reserve a color for your Viking? If Yes, what color?  This one if it's not taken, please 

 

Dragon: Zephyrus

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Name: Zephyrus

 

Gender: Male

 

Species: Windwalker

 

Age: 1 

 

Residence: Mack's house

 

Personality: Gentle, loving, kind, protective very protective.

 

History: hatched in the Berk hatchery the first face he saw was Mack's. He has lived with her ever since.

 

Likes: Mack, fish, diving without warning Mack, taking up 85% of Mack's bed, chasing chickens, cuddling

 

Dislikes: Anyone that tries to get near Mack, eels, when Mack scolds him, other dragons that get close to Mack

 

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I've been looking at joining your can but I haven't got a response from your leader but regardless Im excited to join your RP.

 

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((Hey Mack, I tried to find

((Hey Mack,

I tried to find and accept your request for the clan in game but I'm having too many problems with the game right now, so I didn't manage. Maybe someone else can add you to the clan. It might just take a little while to find your request - there are a few since our leader and most of us elders aren't very active in-game right now.))

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(Sounds good)

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Taking to the air made Eira feel better. She took in a deep breath and let it invigorate her before releasing, sagging forward over Driftwood's neck, relaxed. She still felt weary and a little lightheaded, but the air was doing her a whole lot of good. Driftwood drifted smoothly over the air currents, the ocean slipping past beneath them. As they flew, she looked back to Mychael and Albatross pensively, watching as he struggled to stay on his dragon and ultimately ended up on Ambolt. Eira had never ridden a nadder before, but she imagined it took a certain amount of getting used to, what with their constant bobbing motion. She had only ever ridden Driftwood, and his flight pattern was relatively smooth and jostle free. So when Mychael heaved over the side of poor Ambolt, Eira couldn't help but grimace in sympathy. Drift spotted a seastack not too far off their course and Eira directed the group to it, letting the others land before bringing Driftwood around in a wide circle and swooping in to perch on the edge.

 

Eira watched as Mychael stumbled off Ambolt and took a moment to breathe and get his bearings back. She frowned at her next thought, glancing to Driftwood, then back behind her at all the space there was on him. With a sigh of resignation, she looked forward again. "Drift is a smooth ride. He could ride with us." Her dragon canted his head and looked back at her curiously, but at the resolve on her face, he huffed an agreement, looking back to Mychael and Albatross in a friendly manner and lowering his head and body, as though inviting him on.

 

((I know Rue said it'd take us half an hour to get to Berk, but didn't it take us the better part of a day to get from Berk to that island? Just curious... either way it's not a biggy ^_^))

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    Mychael fell to his knees

    Mychael fell to his knees as he wobbled onto the sea stack. Scuttles landed next to him and nudged him affectionately. Albatross soon landed and walked briskly over to his rider and roared softly. “I’m ok... barely.” He said between pants. The young boy then looked towards Eira as she offered to have him ride with her on Driftwood. Mychael hesitated, he remembered his last experience on Drift in which the Timberjack had pushed itself off the ledge and had itself nearly plummet to the ground. He then saw Albatross growl at Drift protectively ”It’s ok Albatross, I’ll be fine.” he said half to reassure his dragon and half to reassure himself.

 

    Mychael then looked at Drift and saw a slight hint of gentleness in his golden colored eyes. Maybe he is a gentle dragon after all. Mychael thought to himself. As the boy was about to mount the large Sharp class dragon, Albatross began pulling on Mychael’s pant leg. ”Cut it out Albatross!” he said slightly harsher than he meant to ”What’s gotten into you anyway?” The Shockjaw let go and crouched backward. ”Sorry boy. I didn't mean it that way.” he said and placed his pale hand on his dragon’s head. Albatross looked from Mychael to Driftwood and back to Mychael but finally backed up and spread his wings.



    The boy then carefully climbed onto the large dragon and hoped he wouldn't get sick again. Scuttles climbed up Drift’s wing and made his way onto Mychael’s shoulder. The Terrible Terror roared happily.

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((@Eira: Yes it did, but

((@Eira: Yes it did, but wasn't that because we had a long stop when we found Albatross? I can't remember... And I don't quite feel like rereading it. It's become hard for me to keep track of the story and also to find the motivation to continue posting, because it's a bit too slow paced at the moment for me. We will see, maybe I will get a post out soon.

 

@Mack: As you can see, most of us are very busy with our lifes and the RP goes very slow but if you're still interested in joining, it could be nice to know a little more about your character's backstory or for example more about how she got Zephyrus. The better the character and his/her dragon is described and imagined by you and by us, the more life-like and vivid the role-play feels. You could also post your character sheet in the thread that Eslig has already pointed out: http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/earthguard-recruitment-poster-roleplay-nature-loving-clan. There we can discuss it better without interrupting this RP thread too much.))

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((You have a point, Rue. I

((You have a point, Rue. I honestly don't remember myself, and that does sound likely. Either way, I don't think we need to worry too much about time.

 

Do you and piggy have access to the Discord right now? We are actually currently discussing the slowed pace and inactivity there right now if you'd like to weigh in, both of you.))

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((I'd like to join the

((I'd like to join the discussion, but I can't get into Discord right now. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't - and right now it doesn't. Even Discord support hasn't been able to help me with this issue yet because I only use it on a PC, without connecting the account to a smartphone *sigh*

 

For my part (could you maybe copy that into the discussion on discord?): I think a little more action-packed scenes would help me with keeping on with the RP at the moment.

And I think that it would help if we wrote our posts in a way that the others can but don't necessarily have to reply. Because the RP stops completely if there is a question or an action that requires a reply of one particular role-player and he or she is not able to post for a while.

Or, besides, it could also be helpful to just not wait too long for agreement from the others when moving the RP into a new scene. I usually wait around for everyone's "okay" before I make a bigger new move, like for example having our characters go back to Berk next. I like it better that way when we all agree on the next steps but it slows the RP down at the same time to wait a few weeks for an "okay".

 

I will continue trying to get on discord, maybe some day it will work... :-/ ))