Going Through The Paces { tag } LdyPayne / Zilel'vis

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With the establishment of the Pearlriders and the Atrician Glint, a home along the coast for the Pearls and their riders needed to be made. Over time, the original beach camp was transformed from a series of tents into buildings and homes. While some of the Flotilla is being built, the primary areas such as Dining Hall, barracks for candidates, and other necessities have been completed. A series of docks with homes attached are still being built for future Pearlriders in hopes their numbers will grow, and each home is fitted with necessities as well as a personal boat that can be used for some water travel as well as living out of for relatively short periods of time.
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Koda was still trying to get used to the fact that he was a bonded man now. Ukie, as he affectionately called his pearling, was growing by leaps and bounds, so much so that he estimated he was going to end up being the largest member of his clutch. He placed his hands on the warm gold-toned scales and grinned as he considered the implications of that. Served him right for being all up in arms over everything in his life, to then end up with something so large as this magnificent dragon of the sea. He didn't think he deserved the creature to be honest, after everything he'd pulled in the most recent of Turns, but then again, maybe this was fate's way of saying he now had no way of running from his responsibilities. Gone were the days of being handed something important and taking off when it all became too much. With Ukie, there was no hightailing it to some other location partway across the globe. He had his home, his place of belonging, no matter how unbearable life would ever become.

Exactly. We are where we must be, though you could have handled sending word North better. You could be handling their response much better. He supposed he could have, in both instances. Once he'd told his parents of what had happened, their response had been less than pleasing, and his response to them had been less than pleasing in return. At some point he would have to bridge the gap between them and figure out some way to rebuild a bridge, but at this point in time things were tender and sort of "disowned" so he had no plans to stir the pot or even think about Crom. The only issue at hand was his sister Wenon. Eventually he'd find a way to pull her South, but when and if that would happen, he didn't know, and considering the fact he was sort of sea-locked for any foreseeable future meant no chances to go get her himself.

What he did know was he had to deal with things in the now, as much as he was able to, so as right as Ukie was, Koda had to find ways to anchor himself in the present. That meant focusing on things like training, learning about pearls, and when he was able to, sharpening his skills as a tattoo artist. The last wasn't as much of a priority as the rest, but he still intended to make use of the craft considering there had still been some request from other Flotilla folk since he had Impressed, and once he was released from pearlinghood, he intended to make good on the promises he'd made to take commissions again. He even wanted to work on his own personal "canvas" once more, which really confused Ukie on some level. Where do you have room left to put more colors on you?

"Plenty of room left, brother." He gave him a pat and pushed away, striking a hand over his legs and against his stomach, where he knew there was still space despite there being plenty of markings in the area surrounding the flesh. "But let's not concern ourselves with that. We have some time for a little bit of work, don't we? No lessons, and plenty of spare time. No need for either of us to be lazy." He heard a little whine could out of the black-gold, and lifted one of his brows in a sharp manner, only to hear the creature give a rumble in response and rolled his eyes. "Little shit. Let's get going." He was about to suggest they work on some diving and fishing when he spotted one of their hatchmates, and lifted his chin. "Want company while we tend to matters? We can discuss what we do rather than make it singular."

Ukie rumbled again, this time in pleasure over the suggestion, and reached out to the man and pearl on a different section of the beach. Aurinvis, Zilel'vis, a hearty greetings to you. My rider and I were just about to attend to some practices, and we wanted to invite you to join us. We can discuss what would be the best course of action to take if you'd be interested and go from there.


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Zilel'vis had spent a couple candlemarks reading over his notes from the last lesson and decided he knew it as well as he will ever and set it aside. He didn't like memorization work but understood it was stuff he should know but he preferred more practical lessons. In fact he preferred being with Aurinvis more than he did people on some level. He was a part of him now despite being a separate creature altogether. Aurinvis was receptive and cunning enough to know his own desires often before Zilel'vis realized it himself and the Pearl was barely out of the shell.

Heading out towards the beach, his goal to swim and do more practical exercises with Aurinvis it was with some surprise when he heard the voice of another Pearl calling to him. Aurinvis also heard his clutch sibling's call and turned to regard the black-gold with interest. Whatever Ukamevis and his rider had in mind was sure to be something Aurinvis could cunningly turn into a competion, one that he would strive to win.

>What do you think, up to a little fun with our Clutchmate?< Aurinvis asked Zilel'vis.

Zilel'vis recognized the golden Overtones of Koda'vis's Pearl and was definitely interested in what the other former Northerner had in mind. He certainly hoped it was practice of a more physical nature than quizzing each other on what he had spent half the morning studying.

"Yes, lets go see what Koda'vis and Ukalevis have in mind," Zilel'vis murmured to his Chimera Pearl. It had been quite a surprise to see his rather two toned Pearl turn into a gorgeous blend of gold and green Overtones with the gold on top and green below meeting along his flanks in streaked rays like sun struggling to penetrate the deep green depths of the sea.

<We come to join you Ukalevis,> Aurinvis replied to his clutch brother then made his way as quickly as he could towards the black-gold.

"Ahoy Koda'vis and Ukalevis," Zilel'vis called out, reverting to a sailor's greeting simply because in some ways that is what Zilel'vis was now. Pearls were sea creatures and lived and hunted at sea and Zilel'vis will be spending the rest of his life in and near the sea even if there was little chance of them heading into the open ocean together. "Ukalevis mentioned you are going to do some practicing, it wouldn't by chance be some of the maneuvers we learned during our last lesson?"

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Koda grinned and nodded, standing as his clutchmate approached. It would be good to enjoy a practice with another, even better knowing it was one that he could work with. "Just so happens we'll be working some of those swimming maneuvers. We both spotted you and Aurinvis and figured you might like to join us. It'd be nice to work with you again besides, considering how well we worked together during candidacy." Granted it had only been once or twice during that time, but in his opinion, that had been enough to form a thought that they might have a solid pattern down if they tried working together again.

Ukamevis splashed in the water, impatient to dive in and get to work. He didn't understand that his rider needed to work out one or two things with Aurinvis' before they could get started. A shame our humans don't have funs and gills. It would be nice if they could live in the water with us more consistently. But then, perhaps, they would shrivel. Koda'vis complains about his skin becoming like a prune. He does not tell me what a prune is. The black-gold told his brother, finding it far too silly of a thing. Oh well, he supposed it would just be a few more moments before they could get to swimming, though he did start to pull himself further into the water. If he was going to have to wait, he was going to wait while in the water.

Hearing only some of what Ukie said, Koda rolled his eyes and shook his head free of pearl-thought to focus again on Zilel'vis. He was going to have to work more on that - the blocking out of thoughts. He was still getting used to such a thing. It was easier to push away flitter chatter than it was something as strong and forceful as the thoughts and words of a bonded pearl. "What say you - how should we proceed with things?"

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Zilel'vis nodded both to being willing to join Koda'vis swimming and that they worked well together in the past. It was also easier to like the man when so far it didn't look like Koda'vis habitually was rough with the girl River. Then again Zil hadn't had much opportunity to observe the two together and who knew what happened when nobody else was around to witness it. At least now, with both of them Pearlings, there wasn't likely any chance of them being alone and Zilel'vis was quite certain if Koda'vis treated her badly her Pearl will protest and that would put an end to it one way or another.

Aurinvis snorted at Ukamevis's complaints about his human but he had no more idea on what a prune was than his fellow black. Shifting in the water he rolled over just enough so he could splash towards his Rider. >Enough talk, come swim, it is time for me to show Ukamevis who's the fastest!> the Chimera called, letting his clutch brother hear his challenge as well.

Zilel'vis heard everything his Pearling said and knew it wouldn't be long before Aurinvis was racing off through the water regardless if he or Koda'vis was ready. "We might as well head into the water and swim, we can then add dives and what we learned in class recently to our practice."

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