The pair thundered through the forest, weaving in and out between the trees at a breakneck pace. The rider bent low over the horse´s neck; there were far too may low branches here, and with no leaves they were even harder to spot in the gloom and darkness than usual. She´d already been de-seated once and had no wish to repeat the experience. Least of all right now.
For at the moment the forest around them was neither gloomy nor dark.
She did kind of wish for the familiar feeling of a weapon in hand. But that was one of the first things she´s 'lost' after entering the forest. The scythe had been caught on something and ripped out of her hand at an earlier run.
Maybe that was just as well - it wasn´t really the right kind of environment for it, not really. It might not help much, not here. Whatever it was that was out there was either insubstantial or very good at hiding. The certainly were good at mind-games. But useful or not, she still missed it.
Hollow´s ears were pinned to his skull. His hooves struck the moist ground. The floor of the forest didn´t seem to be able to make up its mind; if it wanted to be spongy moss, packed earth or half-decomposed leaves, and occasionally tried for all three at once. The stallion had already skidded around several turns, trying to outrun whatever was behind them.
Erupting into the glade, the way ahead obscured by the mist that enveloped almost everything, the two of them didn´t even bother slowing down.
Behind them, drifting on the non-existing wind, a pale, eerie laughter, high pitched and cold, followed as the light danced in and out of focus among the trees, bathing the woods in a flickering red obscurity.
Stable: Darklight Stables
Horse: Hollow's Fall [link]
Rider: Mae [link]
Starting Nb: 562
Current status: Running from something eerie
Lifepoints:60Role Play info: Current status:
Alone / Running from something eerie Team:
Currently none Allies:
Currently none Inventory:
Saddlebags are holding some quite useful things that you'd expect from a pair that has to travel to events on foot, as long as they pack tightly and don't weigh too much. Clothes:
Hardwearing and enduring. Because of recent events at DIS Mae has returned to hiding underneath her cloak. No change available. Advantages of Horse:
Doesn't need to eat or drink. Looks scary and intimidating. Loyal and, relatively, easy to handle. Disadvantages of Horse:
More a mouse than a lion when it comes to courage, unless backed into a corner. Doesn't like strangers at all. Advantages of Rider:
Cool and collected. Always prepared for the worst. Prefers analyzing things from a distance if possible. Disadvantages of Rider:
Does 'not' like getting surprised. Standoffish. Can appear emotionless and cold. Doesn't talk much. Horse's Physical Health:
No issues Rider's Physical Health:
No issues Horse's Mental Health:
Wary of their surroundings Rider's Mental Health:
Mostly annoyed. Slowly getting worried. Worry translated into anger.
Mandatory Prompt 1: Ignorance is bliss - 3 we´re being followed
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Well, that´s what I was trying to do anyway...as you can see I got the whole angle a little...err...odd from the start, so decided to play around a bit more