Calina was doing better than she had been last week, despite the fact that more captures and murders had been thrown upon Shadow Veil's plate. She chalked it up to the blood and death being so saturated that she had no choice but to get used to it. Her lack of sleep also helped; her brain wasn't firing as strongly as usual, and thus her worries and anger were dulled. So was her grace, apparently; her leap on to the rock in the meeting room was not elegant in any way. At least she recovered well, standing tall before barking out, "Everyone get over here, it's meetin' time!" She waited for a few veilers to trickle in, and wasted no time hopping into the welcomes. "We don't have a ton of joiners this week-" She couldn't blame anyone for wanting to avoid Shadow Veil. "-but BRANDON M. 'n' AHEMAIT have joined our ranks so, welcome. sakura_cerise has also been out 'n' about more this week. Fun. Thanks for decidin' to join us in this chaotic time. Ask questions if y' need answers." It wasn't her sweetest welcome, but she thought she got everything across.
Calina sucked in a sharp breath, knowing that the next section of the meeting would not be fun at all. "The Sanguine Ruins continue to hit us. They've attacked, they've captured, they've murdered- they fuckin' killed a child, even. Ambrose's still captured by them," She was working as fast as she could to get that tied up, but it wasn't fast enough. Even mentioning the poor spiritcaller's predicament left a bitter taste in her mouth, in addition to the guilt that was built up in her chest. Petra hadn't even been six months old yet, and yet she had died, and poor Grimm was left with trauma. Mystletainn had a close brush with death, too. "We're workin' on that. We're in the thick of war right now, I guess." What else was there to say? That it would be okay, and that it would be over soon? Things already weren't okay, and wars didn't have an expiration date. Calina trusted her clanmates to figure out that life would be back to something close to normal eventually.
"I still want everyone avoiding the Ruins border unless you've got someone else with y' nearby. Even just goin' out of camp, it'd be good to have a buddy," She tacked that on, shook out her ruffled coat, and kept going. "I've got some better news. KALEO can step up to duskguard, if he wants it. Hanako ( Y. AMANE ), y' can become one of our darkseekers." Both of them were promising, and Hanako's promotion would round out the darkseeker team with four veilers. That made a strong higher position team, and she thought that Hanako, while young, could make a good addition. " SAKI. is gettin' a warnin'." She hadn't seen the duskguard around much for a few weeks, but she couldn't blame her. The warning was soft; if Saki picked it back up just a bit more, Calina would eagerly remove it. " HAZE D.H.B.K. , Nautilus , 'n' ulla jorda all get shout-outs." She admired Haze's presence for such a young veiler, and if they were a bit older and thus ready for more responsibility, they would probably have earned a promotion. Nautilus had made an impressive bounce back after her capture. Ulla was consistent as hell. Calina was lucky.
"Beyond that, we've got some nice shit happenin' around the Veil this week," That was more good news. Although Shadow Veil was plagued with violence from their number one enemy, there were still good little events happening. "Mystletainn's doin' some decoratin', Athelina's got a picnic goin', Ulla's got a food fight, 'n' I'm also hostin' a pair fighting trainin' session. Mystletainn's on weekly tasks, so keep an eye out for that." She cleared her throat and was reminded that her friend's throat was pretty fucked up. Was hosting weekly tasks a great idea for him? She pushed the thought aside hurriedly. "The Sanctuary also invited us to their Harvest Ball. Attend that, if y'd like. I've got nothin' else to say, so meetin' dismissed, unless anyone has anything else to add." With her duty done, maybe now would be a good time to huddle up in her hut and actually try to sleep for the first time in days.
- welcome to brandon + ahemait + sakura (to a certain extent)! also nox, but i don't know how that joining thread will play out yet! it's nice to have y'all here, ic and ooc. if you want to pop into our discord, here's the link: https://discord.com/invite/N5mxGjN also, check out our ooc directory and census.
- the sanguine ruins have captured ambrose + they captured grimm and petra, and petra died. some npcs have also been killed.
- the sanctuary invited sv to their harvest ball! so that's cute. :)
- kaleo is promoted to duskguard.
- hanako is promoted to darkseeker.
- saki gets a warning.
- shout-outs go to haze, nautilus, and ulla!
- we have an ooc poll for what move shadow veil should make against the sanguine ruins during the war, because ic discussions can be a pain sometimes! this will affect what direction shadow veil goes in the war!!! drama!!!
- we also have october choice awards planning going on!