Post by Redstripe the Strong on Sept 5, 2009 0:02:36 GMT -5
Redstripe shook his head,"Its been cuz of my lazy Redwall lifestyle, an old badger that wasn't needed for much." He laughed,"But just cuz I be old don't mean I can't keep going for a few more hours. Besides, the suns still up."
Post by LordStripetail on Sept 5, 2009 0:23:48 GMT -5
Yes, we can make some good time today.. we should be reaching the West River which idf we can build a raft and sail on it wil cut down our travel time significantly, it runs out to the sea , just south od salamandastron
Post by Redstripe the Strong on Sept 7, 2009 1:09:31 GMT -5
Redstripe nodded,"Aye I remember the way just fine, I ain't that old." He chuckled and squinted in the sunlight, his vision was blurring slightly but he could swear he saw smoke. He reached down to a pocket on his tunic, the pocket slightly protruding from under his armor, and dug out a pair of spectacles. He perched them on his nose and looked into the distance,"Aye, Stripetail, lookit there, that ain't campfire smoke. Somthing big is burning, and its comming from the direction of the river."
Post by Redstripe the Strong on Sept 7, 2009 11:21:48 GMT -5
Redstripe took off his spectacles and nodded,"Aye." He started to run alongside Stripetail, slowing his pace as his larger legs carried him faster. He may be old, but when the situation calls for it he still has his youthful vigor.
Three rats sat on the shore tied together, their noses bleeding and split. They were grumbling and groaning as the large otter stared at his burning hut.
"Ya gotta be yankin me rudda." Hitchaw sighed,"Now why didja go an do sumtin like that thar?" He shook his head and looked at the rats,"Now ye may be rats, but Idda let ya in ta eat wit me, I ain't an evil parson now." He was remorse, his Hotroot soup had been in there, and he was still hungry."Now wha should I be doin wit you now eh? Maybe boil ye for food, nah ye'd taste dirty and filthy." He laughed as he untied them,"I ain't keepin no ard feelins now jus get leavin an we won't ave problems mateys." Hitchaw brushed some dirt off his tunic and looked at his reflection in the water, his fur was greyed and his eyes tired. He flexed and still saw those tightened sailor muscles rippling beneath his fur. He also saw the vermin grabbing their weapons and creeping up on him.
Post by LordStripetail on Sept 7, 2009 13:02:38 GMT -5
Stripetail in turn pcked up the opace. they reached the top of a hill and saw the outline of a burning hut near the river. 'hurry redstripe..the river is passable at the bottom of this hill.. stripetail said..
Post by Redstripe the Strong on Sept 8, 2009 21:50:12 GMT -5
"Aye." Redstripe was now moving faster, due to the downhill slope. His massive paws thundering as they smashed against the ground.
Hitchaw watched the first rat moved in for a kill strike. He whipped his rudder, catching the rat and knocking him off his feet. He spun and sent a kick into the rats gut sending him off to the left clearing the way for the other two. They rushed together, Hitchaw caught the first one by the wrist and pulled him into a punch. The third rat swung his sword narrowly missing Hitchaw. In response he shoulderblocked the rat in the gut, lifting him off his feet and sent him sailing back.
"Come on mateys. I'm an old otter, an ye can't take me down? Whas wrong with the lot of ye?" He spun and caught the first rat in the jaw with a right paw as he charged, ducking as the second rat tried to behead him. He kneed him in the gut and spun grabbing the third rat by the arm and tossing him over his shoulder and to the ground.
The three rats laid there huffing."Reala? Thas all ye got to give me? Ah, well it worked up a wee bit of an appetite." He turned and saw two figures charging down the hill, two familiar figures.
Post by LordStripetail on Sept 9, 2009 0:52:04 GMT -5
Stripetail reached the end of the hill just after rEdstripe. there were four figures now visible, and old otter and three rats. "That otter loooks familiar.. ah., Hitchaw! Haven't seen him in awhile.. Redstripe it looks like we'll be getting a companion soon..' stripetail grinned as he started to ford the river..
Post by Redstripe the Strong on Sept 13, 2009 2:40:50 GMT -5
Redstripe laughed and nodded,"Aye Hitchaw will make a great addition. Mayhap he has a bout or sumtin." He started to ford the river at a slower pace, his chest heaving from the run.
Hitchaw looked at the rats,"No ye best behave yerselves. That big badger'll bash you into the dust ifin you jump to him. An that squirrel is Lord Stripetail, an I'm sure theres been plenty o talk bout the both of them. Enough to scare ye I bet."
The three rats nodded,"Yessir we ain't gonna be trying nothin no how now."
Post by LordStripetail on Sept 13, 2009 23:03:08 GMT -5
" Stripetail reached the small hut quickly then looked at the three rats. " I think we have our crew" He grinned. ' Greetings Hitchaw.. its been awhile" he nodded at the old otter. "We are in need of a boat, we're headed for Salamandastron..and the river is the quickest way there.."
Post by Redstripe the Strong on Jun 1, 2011 4:08:45 GMT -5
(Sorry hectic life going on, Failing outta college.)
"Boat!? BOAT!? Mate I captain ships, not boats. Blast it ole Stripe I figgured you'd remember that." Hitchaw grinned and winked as he stared at the river."Posin if we march hard we should reach me personal dock."
"Whew I'm gittin on in seasons mates." Redstripe was finally able to calm his breathing and looked around, the scent of food didn't escape him but he was saddened when he realised it was emanating from the burning hut."Blast it." He sighed and shook his head as he heard Hitchaw ranting about boats and ships.
Post by LordStripetail on Jun 1, 2011 9:50:27 GMT -5
(just glad to have you back. sorry about college..) Take what supplies you can find from the huts and satack them up by me" Stripetail said, turning and rushing into the burning building, a few minutes later he reappeared followed by a trio of burned voles, a father, mother and youngling " thank you rushed in sir"the mother vole said " part odf the roff and caved ion and wev got trapped.. "well ny good voles, I am currently headed to Salamanbdastron and any help you can provuide will be greatly appreciated" as he said this the hut he had huist been in collapsedm and burned away with gusto. "We were the only ones living here, the rest of the huts were empty luckily..the father vole who was caled Vollus said, as they came to redstripe and Hitchaw..
Post by Redstripe the Strong on Jun 10, 2011 13:10:10 GMT -5
(No worries, wasn't my thing anyways.)
Redstripe took a minute to catch his breath and silently nodded a greeting to the voles. He sighed and walked to the edge of the water and sat down, letting his feet trail into the moving stream.
Hitchaw nodded,"Alrighty mates. I'll just head on up to me docks, and bring the ship back round this away." He nodded and dived into the water and made his way downstream to his private docks. Well, more an embankment where he stored his two crafts. The smaller personal rafte, and the flat bottomed single sailed ship. Well, it was small for a ship but he preferred ship to boat.
Post by LordStripetail on Jun 13, 2011 18:01:50 GMT -5
Vollus followed stripetail as they headed towards the stream. " so you're headed towards the strongghold of the Badger Lords> " yes the current Lord is not well, and he has requested my presence" stripetail replied