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Episode 2.-Old Bones-Collection Quest by Blgodwin Episode 2.-Old Bones-Collection Quest :iconblgodwin:Blgodwin 5 0
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Episode 2.-Main Entry-Tropics
The morning came, suffusing the world in golden light as the first rays of sun illuminated the swirls of mist. Lily felt a quiet sense of calm. No one else seemed to be stirring just yet; the climb to this point had been exhausting and most of the team simply didn’t have the energy to rise. Lily felt this way herself, and continued to lay in the snow, letting her aching muscles rest. The mountain-top got brighter and brighter as the sun fully cleared the horizon, but still hidden behind the mist.
Slowly, the camp stirred and the peace that had filled Lily’s soul evaporated. Tents were unzipping, and there was the rattle of tack. The scent of cooking food rose up, tantalizing and delicious. Lily’s rider, Silak, still hadn’t woken and Lily saw no reason to bother her. The sphinx stretched out on the snow and dozed slightly.
About a half hour later, Silak’s tent finally moved as the young woman came to the world of the waking. She emerged, hair messy and her
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Episode 1.-Main Entry-Avalanche
The day was bright and sunny with only a few fat clouds racing across the sky. Despite the nice weather, the air was cold. The high elevation meant that heat had little chance to stay. Lily was tethered outside of Silak’s tent, the long lead curled into neat loops. She hadn’t felt the need to strain at the long iron spike that held her in the ground.
The snow was chilly against the sphinx’s short-furred skin, though she didn’t mind. With head on paws, she watched the goings-on of the base camp. The humans seemed silly, rushing about much like lemmings do when their nest gets too full. They seemed to be very excited over something. Even Silak, so usually level headed, had been abuzz for the last three days the pair had been camped.
Eventually Lily fell into a light doze, slightly bored. She was just beginning to go deeper into sleep when the sound of Silak’s tent unzipping caused her ears to perk up. The greying female turned her head to see her handler eme
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Collection Quest
Lily’s eyes fluttered open. Her entire body ached terribly. She and Silak had spent hours cleaning up after the avalanche the previous day and now her muscles were screaming. Silak hadn’t even bothered to take Lily out of her harness before collapsing, exhausted, into her sleeping bag. The sun hadn’t even risen yet and they were already being woken.
A deep, sonorous howl suddenly split the silent, snow crusted morning. Lily lifted her head, ignoring the complaints across her body. Silak woke beside her and wriggled from her sleeping bag. Together, they stumbled to where the other explorers were gathering. Chief Thunderfeather sat atop Rainwater. The massive dire lifted her head to the sky and howled once more. The note was long and thick, like summer honey.
After a few more minutes of waiting, Thunderfeather spoke in her gravelly voice. “Everyone, everyone, please be silent.” The muttering ceased. “I’ve heard of the rumors swirling around camp.
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Rescue
Lily, Kona and Griff observed their captured packmates with a mix of anger and horror. The poachers had been terribly brutal to them.
Star and Dante were both kept in heavy chains that kept their paws bound together, and then further restrained by being clipped to a peg that had been driven into the ground. They wore metal cage muzzles and were blindfolded. And worst of all, Dante had been badly beaten. He had a large laceration on his shoulder and his face was swollen. The tokotas that weren’t a part of the pack but had also been captured looked much worse. They were skinny and ragged. Lily could see another heavy chain linking all eight of the captured tokotas together.
Eyes glowing in the light of the dying fire, the three tokotas backed away from the camp where their friends were being kept. When they were out of ear shot, Lily growled, “We ought to skin those poachers alive.”
Griff gave a sadistic smile, and Lily was reminded of his former nature before he had be
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Poached
Lily watched the half-moon as it peeked above the horizon, like a giant, sleepy, silver eye. Its light spilled forth as it rose further, edging everything in silver. Kona and Griff looked like mercury under the light. Griff’s blue eyes were near white. The night was silent.
Suddenly a howl, wild and angry rent the night, as if had claws that tore apart the stillness. It was edged with pain. Instantly the trio were on their feet. “That was Dante! He’s on patrol with Star and Kai,” Griff said, ears flat. “Let’s go!” Lily snapped. They didn’t waste any time, and charged into the forest without a moment’s hesitation.
At the pace the tokotas were running, it only took them a matter of minutes to cross the territory. They arrived, breathless, to where Dante had cried out. Lily sniffed the air and scented blood. She followed the pungent scent and found Kai crumpled in a heap, his pale fur red with blood. “Kai!” Griff bellowed a
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caribou hunt
Lily growled in frustration as the rabbit she was chasing darted down its hole. Griff pulled up to her side, panting. “Little thing slipped between my paws!” she snapped irritated. Kona appeared a moment later, “Not worth digging it out. I was a male; the hole won’t lead to more than just one rabbit. Let’s find something else to hunt,” he said, licking a forepaw. A stick had poked painfully into one of his pads, though the tough skin hadn’t been broken.
Lily nodded her agreement and turned away from the hole. Her ears were flat as she led the two males through the trees. Griff was sniffing the breeze, blue eyes alert. Kona seemed preoccupied with his own thoughts as he did most days, though he was still a fine hunter.
The trio made their way along hidden forest paths as they moved towards the high grounds of the territory. Slowly, the pines began to thin out and the needled ground gave way to tough, springy grass that gave good traction under p
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Sparring
Lily yawned at the sun finally broke over the treeline, sending golden rays into her eyes. The heat wave that had kept the pack oppressed for so long seemed to finally be tapering off. It wasn’t by any means cool, but the air didn’t seem to be assaulting the tokotas anymore. The sphinx stood up and stretched languidly, feeling the stiffness of sleep leaving her muscles.
The morning was damp, now that the dew could form again. Lily lapped at the tufts of grass to acquire some moisture before. Slowly, she padded across the clearing to the barn. It had been too hot inside for her to sleep last night, though the other tokotas didn’t seem to mind so much. As she crossed the well-trodden dirt, she saw the deep claw marks that the dire raid from two months ago had left. A pang shot up through her leg at the memory. Her paw had been nearly mangled beyond repair by one particularly savage male. If it wasn’t for Kona and Gorey, and later, Griff, and their strong muscle an
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Bear Hunt
Lily groaned and rolled over, putting her belly to the sky. The heat was unbearable. Her tongue lolled out of her jaws, panting. Even though water had returned to the territory since the last batch of rain storms, the pack was still suffering mightily. The sun beat down, unrelenting.
Griff and Kona were beside her in the shade of a thick pine, dozing lightly. She didn’t understand how they were comfortable enough to sleep; perhaps their manes helped them control their body temperature better than she could.
The scuffling of paws got her attention and she once again turned over to see who was approaching. It was Dante, one of the lower-downs of her pack. His ears were flat as he flattend himself to the ground in submission. Lily, for the longest, had tried to tell her pack that they didn’t need to scrape to her, but they never seemed to stop, so she gave up.
“Easy, Dante. What can I do for you?” she asked mildly. The young male rose to his paws, satisfied in his
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Farewell, Dear Friend
The sun, hovering slightly on the horizon, cast a red glow through the trees. The entire world seemed to be dipped in gold and crimson. Lily, Gorey and Kona sat beside the barn, bellies pressed to the warm earth. The sphinx felt a shadow of sadness hovering over them. She turned towards Gorey; his blue eyes were unfocused as he gazed towards the edge of the clearing.
“Night will come soon. We should get going. I’ll help you pack,” she said, getting to her paws. Gorey’s ears flicked and he rose as well. Kona followed a moment later.
Lily dragged out a large tanned moose hide, “We’ll put your stuff in here and tie it shut so you can carry it on your back,” she said. The curly male nodded. The trio went into the barn; it was mostly empty with the main portion of the pack out collecting food and berries. Gorey’s stall was towards the back. It was sparsely decorated compared to everyone else since he hadn’t been with the pack that long,
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LF: Bulk HP/ARs | O:50% LBlackChimera/LBlack Slots
So I managed to get my hands on these two big babies, and I'd like to get them boosted to Alpha asap.
I'm offering a slot to the respective dire for each HP/AR pack completed.
HP/AR must be done as art. I do not accept literature. Any literature submissions will be asked to redo them.

Diva 31768
:star:Diva has an Aippaq Sprite, a Sikrinerk Sprite, a Hare Companion, and the Big Boned Trait.:star:
:star:She will be getting a Tape Toe Companion when she reaches Dominant.:star:
Set 0: AoAs + RoDs :
Bloody-Kelpie
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Set 1: 250 HP [ Deal for a Dire Geno ] :
Mizie-Wolf
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Set 2: 250 HP [ Must be done as a minimum of 15 ARs; 7 caving, 8 diving] :
Rhotting / Rhott
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Offering: Import Updates for TT!
*still accepting tokotas! 10/20/17*
There are a lot of people who, unfortunately, do not have the PSD file to their tokota (or they do but getting the average update can be tricky). I've had this situation happen multiple times to me and my friends and almost every time I have been the one who updates them into their Average to sometimes Dominant imports XDD I have gotten pretty good at them so I would like to offer my services to my fellow Tokota peeps~ 
Prices!:
Submissive to Average update:
*Simple Designs: 500TT* 
*Complex Designs (such as wolverine and merle and a few others): 1,000TT* 
(* = willing to haggle prices if you don't happen to have said TT on you) 
I'm more than willing to touch up a design if the admins happen to reject them for one reason or another. Just let me know!
Average to Dominant Update: 
*100TT!
 
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Trico Speedpaint by TamberElla Trico Speedpaint :icontamberella:TamberElla 1,512 25 Run! (RoM) by Nojjesz Run! (RoM) :iconnojjesz:Nojjesz 104 3 Drake| Glowing Cyra by AirborneCloud Drake| Glowing Cyra :iconairbornecloud:AirborneCloud 7 0 Pawtober: Day1 by Aminirus Pawtober: Day1 :iconaminirus:Aminirus 19 7 Hunting | Kavik| Reddened Fall by AirborneCloud Hunting | Kavik| Reddened Fall :iconairbornecloud:AirborneCloud 10 3 show the way by kalambo show the way :iconkalambo:kalambo 389 18 Daily Painting 1715# Sasquash by Cryptid-Creations Daily Painting 1715# Sasquash :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 3,837 123 Gear 30055 by TotemSpirit Gear 30055 :icontotemspirit:TotemSpirit 122 5 Sedge 30035 by TotemSpirit Sedge 30035 :icontotemspirit:TotemSpirit 80 7 Mossy Lions by TamberElla Mossy Lions :icontamberella:TamberElla 4,897 108 Stale Air by KEPZONE Stale Air :iconkepzone:KEPZONE 272 6 Laundry by KEPZONE Laundry :iconkepzone:KEPZONE 320 8
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I know I've posted a few journals this past week and I'm sorry for the amount. This should be the last one.
Over the years, I have given this a thought several times, but never really knew if I had anything worthwhile to teach anyone. My mother kept trying to suggest things and I kept sorta brushing them off because whenever I try to start, I usually get stuck on the subject matter. I'm one of those that thinks.."why do it if there are already hundreds of tutorials on it as is" or "what do I even have that's worthwhile". It's questions I keep asking and wondering. I'll write down a few potential ideas, but then just sorta... shove to the back burner. I know how I would go about with teaching others using videos, tutorials, and other methods, but it's always... what would I teach exactly? I hear from different people to say broad and other say to be more focused... In my case, I think it would be something more focused.
I wanted to ask my watchers and fans before, but usually about half
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Hey all, so I realize I used to be able to do designs and such, but no more. Several months ago, my big 140lb newfoundland both knocked over and stepped on my old laptop. It was very much dead. The hardware got nocked loose in the fall and the screen was crushed. I have no way to recover my files from it. I now need a hierarchy update for this tokota here: 
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She's a simple design so hopefully it won't be too difficult without PSD? If you want to add your design mark to the import, I'd be fine with that (upper right please). I'm offering up to 10k TT for the update. I also have 90 :points: if you want those as well. Post you examples below? :) 
Episode 2.-Old Bones-Collection Quest
Tokota's import: totemspirit.deviantart.com/art…
Nicknames used: Lily, the sphinx
Quest Prompt: In the foothills
Roll for Team: Thunderfeather
Your Alliance: Thunderfeather
Event Tracker: blgodwin.deviantart.com/journa…
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The morning came, suffusing the world in golden light as the first rays of sun illuminated the swirls of mist. Lily felt a quiet sense of calm. No one else seemed to be stirring just yet; the climb to this point had been exhausting and most of the team simply didn’t have the energy to rise. Lily felt this way herself, and continued to lay in the snow, letting her aching muscles rest. The mountain-top got brighter and brighter as the sun fully cleared the horizon, but still hidden behind the mist.
Slowly, the camp stirred and the peace that had filled Lily’s soul evaporated. Tents were unzipping, and there was the rattle of tack. The scent of cooking food rose up, tantalizing and delicious. Lily’s rider, Silak, still hadn’t woken and Lily saw no reason to bother her. The sphinx stretched out on the snow and dozed slightly.
About a half hour later, Silak’s tent finally moved as the young woman came to the world of the waking. She emerged, hair messy and her eyes bleary. Lily greeted her with a rumble and a thump of her tail. “Well, good morning to you too,” Silak said, stretching. Her green jacket rode up, revealing her belly. Lily noted with concern that the slight amount of pudge she had always carried around her middle was gone, and she even seemed slightly sunken. Lily peered closer at her friend and saw her eyes were sunken in too. It was hard to tell under all the winter gear, but Silak had lost a lot of weight. Lily vowed that she would catch some sort of prey in the valley below to restore their rations so Silak could have more at each meal.
Silak wasted no time in getting ready. She set some snow to melting in a pot over a small travel torch and while it came to a boil, she lifted the warm wool blanket from Lily’s back and haunches and replaced it with a lighter riding blanket. It would be enough to keep the short-furred sphinx warm without overheating during a long journey.
Lily licked Silak’s hand as she fastened the last buckle. The sphinx watched with head on her paws as her human made herself a small pot of soup with chunks of fish and potatoes. Once it was simmering, she thawed several frozen salmon over the flames and tossed them to Lily, who tore into the rich orange flesh with vigor.
After they finished eating, Silak packed away the cooking supplies and tucked everything inside the tent before locking the zippers together. Lily got to her paws as her saddle was dragged out. She noted that Silak had added several carbineers with paracord loops. They would be doing a lot of climbing.
The saddle settled comfortably over Lily’s shoulders, the cinch firmly pulled against her barrel. Silak brought out the bridle next, much to Lily’s irritation. She hated the sensation of the leather rubbing against her cheeks when she opened her mouth. Still, she lowered her head to that Silak could pull the contraption over her ears and under her throat.
Silak clipped several pouches to the saddle. Evidently, they wouldn’t be returning to camp by nightfall. Lily kneeled and Silak swung herself lightly into the saddle and ruffed the sphinx’s ears. “Let’s go!” Silak said, leaning forward. Lily shook herself and launched into a steady run. Chief Thunderfeather waved as they passed. Lily didn’t slow down; instead she found the nearest trail down the mountain and began to tear down the slope.
Eventually, the sphinx had to slow to a trot. The snow was deep in this valley and there were many hidden rocks. The pair continued to descend, picking their way down until finally, the land flattened out into a frosty meadow. The snow here just dusted the grass, and the last of the summer’s wildflowers were still fighting to bloom. Lily’s nostrils flared at the barrage of scents. There was no trace of the acrid smells Lily associated with humanity, but instead there was the rich, damp aroma of freshly turned earth. The sweet scent of the wildflowers mingled with the crispness of the snow. Lily had a feeling that this place was sacred, and had yet to be touched by man. A brief pang of sadness thrummed through her as she realized what the humans had disturbed.
Silak made a clicking noise with her tongue and Lily slid to her belly. Her rider dismounted and began to sketch the scene. Lily looked closely at one of the flowers. It was rather interesting; the petals were like little swirled horns.
A few minutes later, Silak repacked her book and clambered back into the saddle. Lily rose and continued at a slow trot across the meadow. The slope became steeper. The pair descended rapidly; the soil became considerably more damp and Lily felt swirls of warm, humid air caressing her muzzle. How strange. They continued into a bank of mist so thick that Lily could only see a few feet in front of her.
Without warning, the ground gave way beneath Lily’s paws. Silak gave a ringing shout as the pair tumbled down a steep scree slope. Lily reached back and yanked Silak from the saddle and tucked her between her legs so that she could shield her. A moment later, the sphinx’s back slammed into a boulder and a shock of agony jolted through her body. Still, relief coursed through her. Silak had been on her spine just a moment earlier.
Silak scrambled to her feet and helped Lily right herself with a hearty tug on her saddle. Shaking the last ache of the impact, she let Silak swing back atop her shoulders. Lily’s breath caught as she looked around. They seemed to have fallen into a completely new world. Ferns and strong, tall tree grew everywhere, all dripping with water as steamy fog wreathed between the upper boughs. The smell of damp earth was overpowering as well as heavy mammalian scents that seems to creep from every direction.
Silak wasted no time in taking out her sketchbook. Lily waited patiently as each sample she was directed to walk to, and once or twice reared up on her hind legs to yank down a high-growing plant for Silak to draw. Lily’s rider scooped several samples of earth and plants into baggies for her own studies.
The pair wandered for nearly two hours in a space only a quarter mile wide. In that time, Lily was sure she’d seen something lurking in the low-hanging ferns that looked remarkably cat like, though it didn’t fully show itself. She had the thought to chase it, but Silak was so deeply buried in her sketchbook, the sphinx didn’t have the heart to break her concentration.
More time passed and eventually Lily laid down, tired, while Silak dismounted and made a drawing of a small frog that was resting on a particularly large leaf. The sphinx was dozing slightly, though she left one eye open to track her human’s movements. Lily noted it was steadily growing darker, though the fog had fully obscured what time of day it was. The valley was slowly moving into shadow of the surrounding mountains.
Silak moved to the edge of the pair’s little clearing and was messing with some sort of mushroom. The ferns swished beside her, just slightly, though there was no breeze. Lily felt a jolt of alarm and began to get to her paws. Just then the ferns seemed to explode as a tawny blur leapt from them. A split second later, lily was airborne, jaws wide.
The creature landed on Silak’s back and made a move to sink massive fangs into her neck. The girl screamed and twisted just enough to where they punctured the hood of her jacket and not her skin. Lily was there a moment later, her teeth snapping closed on the animal’s scruff. She shook it once, twice, three times before it yowled and released Silak. Only then did she fling it away.
Lily snarled and hugged the ground, shielding her belly. It was the cat from earlier! It was like nothing Lily had ever set eyes on. About the size of a cougar but heavyset with two long, blade-like teeth protruding from its upper lip. It hissed once, turned, and fled into the ferns.
Silak was shaking, but was already sketching the creature. Lily wished she could point out the flaws in her drawing, mainly the lack of stripes and the more pronounced bend in the hind legs. She waited just long enough for her human to get the rough shape down on paper before snatching the book from her hands and cramming it into her saddle bag. Silak looked shocked but didn’t complain, and clambered into the saddle. Lily did not like this place after dark. She took once last look at the blackening jungle before pelting up through the fog and back into the meadow and toward camp.
Episode 2.-Main Entry-Tropics
Silak and Lily quite literally fall into a new world. 
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The day was bright and sunny with only a few fat clouds racing across the sky. Despite the nice weather, the air was cold. The high elevation meant that heat had little chance to stay. Lily was tethered outside of Silak’s tent, the long lead curled into neat loops. She hadn’t felt the need to strain at the long iron spike that held her in the ground.
The snow was chilly against the sphinx’s short-furred skin, though she didn’t mind. With head on paws, she watched the goings-on of the base camp. The humans seemed silly, rushing about much like lemmings do when their nest gets too full. They seemed to be very excited over something. Even Silak, so usually level headed, had been abuzz for the last three days the pair had been camped.
Eventually Lily fell into a light doze, slightly bored. She was just beginning to go deeper into sleep when the sound of Silak’s tent unzipping caused her ears to perk up. The greying female turned her head to see her handler emerge. The young woman’s hair was a wild mess; blonde strands whipped every which way in the stiff breeze. Lily watched as she struggled to pull it into a ponytail.
“Morning, girl,” Silak said, rubbing the top of Lily’s head. She rumbled with pleasure and rolled over for belly scratches. “We’re heading into the mountains today! We’re one of the first groups to go.”
Lily understood perfectly and she wished she could speak to her handler, but humans had no ear for the language of animals. Silak grabbed a warm blanket from the stack of hear they had brought. Lily stood so she could more easily slip it over her back.
Next came the saddle pad; it was thick sheep’s wool and Lily found its weight delightful over her shoulders. Atop that was the saddle. This one was different than her usual riding one. It was heavy, with a trunk on the back that felt odd against her lower back, although not pleasant. She stared in bewilderment as Silak began to hang things from the hooks that were on the sides, then fill the trunk with more gear. Didn’t they have a sled for all of this?
Finally, Silak pulled the bridle over Lily’s head. This was the one piece of tack she disliked. Every human seemed to believe they needed a bridle to communicate with their mount, when verbal commands were perfectly fine. Still, Lily allowed it. She could always yank the reins from Silak’s hands if she was being too rough.
Silak asked Lily to kneel, then swung her leg up into the saddle. The sphinx rose and was nudged into a light trot to where the other riders had gathered. Lily felt countless sleek pelts brush her own. She began pushing through the crowd, wanting to be at the front. She was the alpha of her home pack, and being less than a front runner here was beyond irking. At one point a male growled at her, mane bristling. She snarled and snapped, teeth coming together in threat. Silak said something sharp, but the sphinx ignored her, staring the male down until he finally let the pair pass. The rider of the male seemed to be laughing.
Chief Thunderfeather was suddenly calling for quiet and Lily stood still at the front of the crow, ears shoved forward.
“Everyone, it is time to journey into the mountains. This is serious business. Do not do anything to disturb what spirits may roam beyond the pass,” she said, pointing a stick at the gathered tokotas and riders. “Be extremely careful, and good luck.”
She moved away and the group began in single file. Lily allowed a few tokotas to go ahead of her so that there would be a well-broken track in the snow ahead of her. She didn’t want the task of carving through the deep drifts while carrying such a heavy pack along with Silak.
The journey started out well. The group made timely progress, moving almost five miles into the pass within an hour. High spirits were evident from the high stepping of the tokotas and the chittering of the riders as they called back and forth.
Slowly, though, clouds began to billow up on the horizon and began drifting towards the explorers. Lily could feel the changing weather in her paw. It had been badly crunched by a bear a few months ago and ever since, she had the uncanny ability to feel when severe weather was coming. She began to grow uneasy, though no one else seemed to notice, even when the sun hid behind the clouds.
Suddenly there was a flurry of barks from a romping trio of tokotas who were hauling supplies, much louder than anything that had been uttered before. Lily had a rapid spear of anxiety when she noticed the man overhanging ledged of snow on the peaks to the sides of the pass. Then there was deep crack from somewhere up above and Lily slammed to halt.
The humans hadn’t heard with their near-useless ears, but almost every tokota had and the strong scent of fear permeated the air. There was a whoosh and Lily snapped her head up. Silak still hadn’t noticed and she prodded Lily’s sides with her heels and tugged on the reins. The sphinx yanked her head forward and pulled the reins from her grasp.
Then she saw it; a giant slab of snow that was beginning to break up and hurdle down the mountain side. Lily felt her heart seize with fear, though her legs were already moving. “Run!” she screamed. Instead of pelting forward like Silak shouted to do, she directly disobeyed and tore up the opposite side of the mountain, trying to get above where the snow would eventually land.
“Lily, what are you doing!” she yelled gripping the saddle horn for dear life. The sphinx wasted no time and swarmed upward. The avalanche had hit the bottom of the ravine, burying the tokotas who had failed to flee as she had. The snow was moving upward now, driven by even more behind it. Lily knew suddenly that there was no feasible way to outrun this.
She slammed to a halt and flung Silak off her back. The rider shouted with fear that her mount was abandoning her. “Stupid! I’m not going to leave you!” She hissed and grabbed her rider by the arm. The sphinx darted behind a boulder and crouched over her handler just as the rolling bank of snow slammed into them.
The force of the snow carried Lily off her paws, but she managed to hold Silak to her chest as they were suddenly buried. The world went dark as they were shoved and rolled under the avalanche. Suddenly Lily’s head was slammed against a rock or something equally hard and she felt her entire body go limp with the pain. Silak slid from her grasp and the pair were pulled apart in the tumbling ruin of the mountainside.
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Lily felt herself coming back into consciousness. Pain rippled through her entire body and a splitting headache made her see spots. She’d somehow been spared being dashed against a rock or buried impossibly deep. Soft blue light came from above her. Lily noticed she had been deposited right behind a boulder and she was a small air pocket. All the sphinx wanted was to lay there and rest and let the pain fade, but Silak was missing. Groaning, she began scraping away at the snow above her until it fell in, revealing the cloudy sky above.
The sphinx hauled herself out, ignoring the headache. She breathed in deeply, hoping to pick up Silak’s scent under the monumental piles of snow. Nothing was distinct. All the smells were muddled by fear, though she could sense someone was buried a bit to her right. She dashed across the snow and began to dig, clearing away giant pawfuls of ice. Brown fur; not Silak. Still, Lily continued digging until she had freed the tokota’s head was freed. It was unconscious but breathing slowly.
She went to the next place where there was something live under the snow and once again began to search. It was a human this time, but a man, who’s arm was clearly broken. He cried out as she lifted him from the hole, but then patted her gratefully. Without waiting, she moved on. This went on and on; pulling riders and tokotas from their drifts.
Then, from almost right beneath her, an achingly familiar scent rose. Lily began digging frantically until she saw the bright green of a jacket. Silak’s jacket. More carefully now, she dusted the snow away until her rider’s face appeared. She wasn’t moving and was ghostly pale. The sphinx started licking her, trying to push warmth into her rider.
After a few moments, Silak stirred and drew in a long breath. “Lily. Good girl.” Then, the young woman groaned and passed out again, though she was breathing steadily. Lily felt a spike of relief. She fixed her teeth into the hood of Silak’s coat and dragged her to the man with the broken arm before wandering away to dig up more survivors.
Episode 1.-Main Entry-Avalanche
Silak and Lily get swept off their feet when an avalnce comes down on top of them. 
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Lily’s eyes fluttered open. Her entire body ached terribly. She and Silak had spent hours cleaning up after the avalanche the previous day and now her muscles were screaming. Silak hadn’t even bothered to take Lily out of her harness before collapsing, exhausted, into her sleeping bag. The sun hadn’t even risen yet and they were already being woken.
A deep, sonorous howl suddenly split the silent, snow crusted morning. Lily lifted her head, ignoring the complaints across her body. Silak woke beside her and wriggled from her sleeping bag. Together, they stumbled to where the other explorers were gathering. Chief Thunderfeather sat atop Rainwater. The massive dire lifted her head to the sky and howled once more. The note was long and thick, like summer honey.
After a few more minutes of waiting, Thunderfeather spoke in her gravelly voice. “Everyone, everyone, please be silent.” The muttering ceased. “I’ve heard of the rumors swirling around camp. As it stands, we do not know what the creature is that seems to be watching us during the night. I myself have caught a glimpse, but I cannot confirm anything other than that it is relatively large and very swift. I’d like for everyone to please go out and try to find traces of this creature to determine what it is and if it poses a threat, or if it needs protecting from our own mission.”
The assembled tokotas and riders nodded in unison and returned to their tents to gear up. Silak sleepily saddled Lily, fingers stiff with cold. She almost missed a buckle until Lily grabbed her wrist gently with her teeth and guided her to it. Silak decided to forgo the bridle she usually used, which lily was grateful for. The bridle was the one piece of tack Lily had an issue with. Normal tokotas had cheek fluff that kept the cold buckles from biting into the side of their faces, but Lily had no such fur. Instead, Silak slipped on her riding collar, which was merely a thick band of fleece-lined leather with a handle for her to hold on to.
The pair began to trot up the pass an into the unknown region beyond. Chief Thunderfeather watched as they passed, looking grim. Lily set herself at an easy lope, trying to shake out the soreness along her spine. After she had loosened up, she put her nose to the wind and drew in a long, deep breath. She could smell nothing but the clean snow that crunched under her feet. Frustrated, she began to circle out, while Silak was half dozing in the saddle. They encountered another team only once. Lily had taken them far into the allowed range in the hopes of finding something the other, less adventurous, pairs would miss.
Silak had slumped against Lily’s neck, tired. Lily smiled and made her steps more even so as not to disturb her. The sphinx  began to mill about, poking her nose into tree hollows and divits in the snow. The cold seemed to mask any scent and she was finding the search difficult. Frustrated, she ran full-out to the other end of the range Silak grunted as she was woken, but let Lily continue with her sweeping of the area.
Suddenly she scented something strange beneath the snow. It was mammalian with a taint of meat. Carefully, she dug down with gentle claws. As the snow was cleared away, a long, broken fang appeared. It smelled decidedly of tokota, more than likely a male. It didn’t look like anything Lily had ever seen before. It was too large to be a regular tooth and too small to be an overgrown fang. Plus the way the root looked, it would be in the mouth at the wrong angle. Could this have been from the creature watching them?
Lily scooped the fang up with her tongue and tucked it into her cheek. Silak sat up as she felt Lily’s energy change. “Did you find something, girl?” she asked, patting Lily’s sleek neck. The sphinx turned around and spit the beat-up took into her rider’s hand. Silak took a moment to inspect it’s yellowed surface and seemed to rerach the same conclusion Lily had. Her eyes went round. “Come on, let’s take this back to Thunderfeather!” she cried excitedly. Lily barked and took off at a dead sprint, flying over the snow. The soreness of her muscles quickly relented as she moved.
The pair came skidding into camp, Lily slightly winded. Chief Thunderfeather looked up from where she had been braiding her dire’s mane. Lily trotted to the old woman and Silak bowed her head before presenting their find. Thunderfeather looked it over carefully. “You know, we keep finding these and bits of hair. I think I know what might be lurking around…”
Collection Quest
Lily and Silak try to find evidence of what's been lurking around base camp.

Tokota's import: totemspirit.deviantart.com/art…
Nicknames used: Lily, the sphinx
Quest Prompt: In the foothills
Roll for Team: Thunderfeather
Your Alliance: Thunderfeather
Event Tracker: blgodwin.deviantart.com/journa…
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Hey all, so I realize I used to be able to do designs and such, but no more. Several months ago, my big 140lb newfoundland both knocked over and stepped on my old laptop. It was very much dead. The hardware got nocked loose in the fall and the screen was crushed. I have no way to recover my files from it. I now need a hierarchy update for this tokota here: 
Siva 11815 by TotemSpirit

She's a simple design so hopefully it won't be too difficult without PSD? If you want to add your design mark to the import, I'd be fine with that (upper right please). I'm offering up to 10k TT for the update. I also have 90 :points: if you want those as well. Post you examples below? :) 

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Teenaged female artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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TheBrooklynnYouLove Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! I just wanted to check in and see if you've gotten SAI yet? I still haven't found someone who could update the designs I got from you, so if you do then I'd love the updates whenever you get the chance <3
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Blgodwin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have SAI now but my tablet isn't compatible with my new computer D: I'm so sorry. Its like $200 for a new tablet which I don't have since I just started college :( It really sucks tho because designs brought in a good amount of money for me and I need it now more than ever. So yeah, double bad :/ but yeah, you'll be needing to find some else. Sorry!
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TheBrooklynnYouLove Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear... that's highly unfortunate, because no one can copy your design since it was a custom roan brush. I guess I'll see what I can find; thanks for letting me know.
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Blgodwin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah I can't even recover my roan brush :( its gone. My friend made it for me and she sold her computer a while ago. The brush just vanished into thin air. I'm so so sorry. I'm still hoping I can eventually get a monitor display so I can transfer some of my old files from my wrecked laptop (screen is broken) and if I ever get the money for that I'll tell you the settings
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CrazyDragy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the star ^^
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Erwin0859 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
Happy birthday~ ! :hug: :D :cake:
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Seelenlicht Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav again :D
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RSeer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
Bethany, thanks for the fav. Visit anytime. :-)
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
Thanks for the :+fav:
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Seelenlicht Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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