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Venus Sprite

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  • Birthday 01/20/2000

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  1. Happy New year Sprite!!!!

    Benny

  2. Venus Sprite

    Strangers in the Night [Networking Event - Interest Check]

    Hey guys. I'm going away for a week so now's not the best time for me. Happy to skip round 2 if that's ok :).
  3. Venus Sprite

    Reconnecting With the People

    Torie sighed with relief. So, she wouldn’t become enslaved or anything then. The more she heard from Illyana the more she liked her, even if she was a little sickly sweet. The sight of the airship made her tiger eyes widen, as she’d only seen one in the distance before. She climbed up the crates and stepped onto the floor of the airship, which groaned under her feet. As it struggled to take off Torie grimaced – maybe she should get off. She knew she was a very big tiger, and wide besides, and had to weigh nearly a ton. But to her relief the airship lifted off eventually, and Torie let out a roar of excitement, then bolted to the nearest window to take a look. “We’re flying. We’re actually flying!” she said, watching the bridge and the river retreat below them. The airship leaned dangerously as she pressed her nose against the glass. A servant of some sort approached and cautioned Torie back towards the centre of the ship, which gradually levelled out. With a sigh of disappointment Torie settled down among the crates of supplies. “You have an interesting way of ruling, Lady,” Torie said. She began to lick the dirt from her paws though by her expression it was obviously a task she abhorred. “How can you rule if you can’t ask your people to do something they don’t want to do, at least every now and then? Back in my tribe we even rotated who would remove the night soil the next morning. It was an awful job and nobody wanted to do it! Likewise, when Falx had killed Ternie because she rejected his advances. We had to execute him… but nobody wanted to.” She shuddered at the memory. Only then did she realise the tension in the lady’s posture, the hardness of strain around her eyes, the muscles in her arms and jaw clenching. “Are you alright?” she said with concern, jumping up with a grunt and standing beside her, pressing gently into her leg and putting her head underneath her hand. “Do you not like flying? I’ve heard some people talk about how nervous it makes them. Why don’t you sit down?”
  4. Venus Sprite

    Strangers in the Night [Networking Event]

    Aveline/Torie Again Torie nodded sagely. She was trying to understand, but there were just too many new terms coming at her all at once that she couldn’t keep up. The wine probably wasn’t helping either. “Alright,” she said at last, “But maybe you could write them down, or show me in pictures? That would help me understand them better. “And also, how will this help people? I can see how flying carts might be handy, of course! But what else can these magic – sorry, electric constructs help people? I haven’t seen any farm land since I arrived. And what are those little glowing devices people keep looking at?"
  5. Venus Sprite

    Strangers in the Night [Networking Event]

    Aveline/Torie Torie kept nodding her head, right up until she was asked a question directly, to which she smiled guiltily and shook it instead. “No, sorry. I can tell you where to find edible fungus under the snow by its smell. I can tell you which roots will ward off mites and mosquitos and I can even tell you the chants you need to repeat in the cocoon to take on an animal form. But a… er, lectron? I’ve never heard of one. I’m happy to learn, if you want to teach me though!” At last Rollund and another servant returned with what was effectively a backless couch, made of black leather, which they placed before the chair. Torie nodded gratefully and heaved herself up a few feet before lying down with a sigh, before grimacing as the furniture creaked beneath her. Rollund placed a chalice of wine on a small side table beside her, and she carefully reached across to lap at it with her tongue. Something about her tiger tongue really loved the taste of wine and other fermented drinks. She continued listening to Aveline as she drank.
  6. Venus Sprite

    Strangers in the Night [Networking Event]

    Aveline/Torie Torie knew what a manor is, but she didn't know who Grant Knight or Oscar Uldwar were. Nor did she know what zoning was, nor a development office. But a cat's face was a little harder to understand than a human's, so she nodded pleasantly. The chair, however, would not do. It's little legs looked ready to splinter as soon as she placed a paw on it. Thankfully Rollund had seen the need. "I'll fetch you a suitable seat, madam," he said, then bowed. Aveline kept on talking about electricity and concrete. She thought she knew what concrete was - another word for rock? - but electricity escaped her. "Electricity," she said, risking looking the fool for the sake of some honesty, "That's the magic that makes all these things... do things. Right?" She grimaced apologetically.
  7. Venus Sprite

    Strangers in the Night [Networking Event]

    “Ohh I don’t know. Something to take the edge off?” Torie said. “I’ll fetch our house wine, sir,” the server said before moving off. Torie didn’t know what the heck that even meant – though she had tried wine and liked it. Nor did she begrudge the server for calling her sir. The gravelly sub-roar of a tigress wasn’t exactly feminine. She just hoped they would bring it to her in a bowl, so she wouldn’t need to try and hold it with a paw. “So, where were you when you heard about this event?” She asked of Aveline. “I was in Wiltshire, in Ursa Madeum. They even had a guide who escorted me to the portal! It’s a wonder more people aren’t here,” she said, looking around. ‘Make Valucre a better place,’ the guide had said. I’m not sure how all this will help but I’m glad I came.” She did her best tiger’s impression of a smile and shuffled her feet, not really knowing what to talk about. Plus, the pistol was making her a little nervous. Not that she’d had any first hand experience with guns, but she knew the basic idea – and that they were uncomfortably loud. "Is... making Valucre a better place something you're interested in, then?"
  8. Venus Sprite

    Strangers in the Night [Networking Event]

    Aveline/Torie Torie couldn’t have shut her mouth if her life depended on it, gaping at all the wonders around her as if she had been transported to another world. She had gaped at the sight of the city in the distance, gaped again when a hover car had arrived to pick her up from the docks. And now her tongue was falling sideways out of her toothy mouth as she made her way through the double doors and into a colossal interior, thronging with people of all types and classes, as well as metal beasts who – she was told – were not alive, but moved as if they were. At the doors she was given a servant – a young man named Rollund. He was handsome and friendly but wouldn’t respond to her pushing him for personal details or idle conversation. Instead he always steered the conversation to what would you like to do next? A pity. Still, it was with great delight she found herself being groomed by a team of servants with brushes and manicuring equipment who seemed to enjoy the task of petting the giant tiger down. Probably quite different to the humanoids they massaged more regularly. Rollund even had the cooks bring her all manner of treats from the kitchen, several platefuls of which she ate all at once, until Rollund cottoned on to the fact she might need something more substantial to sate her enormous appetite. So only when her coat was brushed out, her claws polished and sharpened, her muscles kneaded to a pleasant ache, and her belly was full to bursting and barely an inch above the floor (for she was quite fat anyway, even by her standards), did Torie notice a bell ring, and Rollund directed her to the garden outside, where the ring of gunshots and harsh language perforated her eardrums numerous times over. Rollund leads her over to a couple who stood out because of their lack of opulence. Mind you they were still gob-smacking in their exoticness – tall, broad shouldered and wearing dark, pratical clothes with a logo Torie did not recognise. They had pistols around their waists and the lady wore an odd necklace that wasn’t really beautiful, but definitely added… something. “Excuse me,” Rollund said. “Aveline, I presume? I present to you Torie, of the Torata Tribe.” “Hello,” Torie said, speaking slowly around her large tiger tongue. She waited patiently for Aveline’s reaction, for it was only normal that most people were a little gobsmacked when first meeting the three metre long, five-foot tall and impossibly fat tigress who, above it all, could talk!
  9. Venus Sprite

    Strangers in the Night [Networking Event - Interest Check]

    Ooooh. I rolled real dice :). Showing my nerdiness! Lol. So I guess I'm being paired with @notmuch_23's Aveline?
  10. Venus Sprite

    Strangers in the Night [Networking Event - Interest Check]

    Not really following the whole dice vs range thing. What does the range determine? But I can definitely roll a 100 sided die and flip a coin (If that will substitute well as a 2 sided die!). I got 48 🙂
  11. Venus Sprite

    Reconnecting With the People

    Torie's eyes followed the workers heading off to fetch the boar from its pen. It was only at the last minute she realised Lady Illyana was talking to her again, and her attention snapped back. "I would be honoured to join you!" she said, grinning broadly, and did her best to curtsy - though it was really more of a bow of the head that made her fat rolls and ruffles gather up behind her ears. Whilst her head was down she spied her muddy paws, crusted up to the elbows. "I would hate to get mud all over your airship though. And I don't know many manners that are befitting for the... um... company of a lady. But I've never been on an airship before," she added eagerly, lest the lady turn her down. Somehow, judging by the lady's soft smile she was reassured this wouldn't be the case. There was something very disarming in this woman's gaze, as if one of the benevolent gods of her people had been born in human form and was smiling down at her. "Er… so this is your land... right? Does that make me your subject?" she asked awkwardly. Her ears swivelled when some of the bridge workers began to laugh. Obviously this conversation had drawn more attention than just the villagers on the other side of the bank.
  12. Venus Sprite

    Strangers in the Night [Networking Event - Interest Check]

    It's ok. We can always pick it up again if at least one of the others shows interest. We'll see 🙂
  13. Venus Sprite

    Strangers in the Night [Networking Event - Interest Check]

    Torie will come along and try not to eat everything in sight :). It will be great to be involved with you again, Alexandrian :).
  14. Venus Sprite

    Reconnecting With the People

    As Torie listened to the lady – Lady Illyana Uldwar – a suspiciously expressive smile spread across Uschi’s chubby face. When the lady produced a sample of meat Torie’s ears and whiskers perked up with interest. With quivering enthusiasm she reached forward gingerly and grabbed the piece of meat in her teeth, swallowing it instantly. Then she cocked her head up at the lady. For a moment she considered playing the dumb animal, but she didn’t want to pull any tricks on such a nice person. “Thank you,” she said, speaking slowly so as to annunciate clearly around her tiger’s thick and pointy teeth. “That’s the first of anything I’ve eaten since leaving the city, and I am indeed famished! I am Torie, of the Torata tribe. And I spoil myself, thank you very much.” She winked, her eyes scanning over the bridge builders, and the villagers on the far bank. “Are these your men then? It’s not often I find a noble lady out on the road. Usually they’re hiding in mansions or grovelling to princes in palaces.” She rolled her eyes in mock derision. “Why are you out here yourself? Surely your men can build the bridge without you.” Her stomach grumbled loudly, and Torie grimaced. “I don’t suppose you have any more food, do you? I could eat a horse. Or a pig!” Just the thought made her mouth water and her eyes roll up in pleasure.
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