Posts by ~VALE~

Check out this announcement about new leadership limits in Agrelos

    What is left for me

    when I've given up everything —

    She still wasn't used to her new role, it seemed, and the uncertainty in her eyes showed as the hybrid approached, the soft whispers of her companions accompanying her. The flickering of tongues and her snakes' soft words caught her attention as they spoke, all clamoring for Vale's attention to put their input in on the matter, and the Hyperian having gotten used to hearing their conflicting opinions long ago until they came to an agreement. "A trial alliance?" She murmured, serpentine eyes settling on the queen, the scent of forests and morning dew clinging to her. Unlike many of the Hyperians, she simply didn't have that natural charm they all seemed to possess, from hauntingly beautiful looks to soft voices that invited a trusting feeling towards them. "It makes sense if we haven't heard of it, Eli says, since you're just starting out." She started, slipping into translating her companion's words rather than speaking for herself. It was comforting, using that old way of speaking in stressful situation such as this. "But if I recall, Ivy says, the Arcane Mountains are across the continent." It was true. Solaris bordered the Arcane Mountains, if she recalled correctly, and then there were the forests of the Thunderlands and Volary Flights, as well as Wind Haven. All were strong in their own aspects, and probably had at least something a new group would be looking for, besides the convenience of short travel times. Vale felt it necessary to get straight to the point. "Why us when there's allies just as powerful down there, and are likely to be faster lending a hand should you need it? What are you looking for from us in exchange?" The safety of the floating islands? The vast amount of resources that came with such a diverse climate? Or simply the protection of having one of the larger groups backing them? All were suggestions that were whispered in her ears, but the hybrid simply tilted her head, awaiting Reina to answer with her own words rather than putting them in the queen's mouth. Doing so would be rude. Vale wasn't used to wielding such power to decide such things, and wanted to make sure she was making the right decision.

    What is left for me

    when I've given up everything —

    It was only fitting that his mentor, or rather, former mentor, was to come upon him first.


    Serpentine eyes that had once looked upon him with such coldness now held none of that, the dangerous, elegant air that she had once possessed gone, replaced with this shell of the person he had known. A ghost of what Vale had used to be, nothing more. Instead, a certain softness replaced where her cold exterior had been, somebody who wasn't capable of the work she used to excel at, that she had been built for.


    "Who are you?" Her head tilted a bit, her words accompanied by the soft whispers of her companions, the babbling of her snakes as they inspected the newcomer themselves from amongst her shoulders and body causing a faint smile to appear on her face. An ear flicked, and she added on, "They say welcome to Hyperia."


    And with those fateful words, the hunter had become the hunted, and Vale was blissfully unaware of such a change. That with that acknowledgement, the countdown to her final days had likely begun, and would be treated as prey, slowly backed into a corner until she was killed. Just as she had done to countless others. The Vale that Final had known would've been quicker about cornering her victims, silently slipping in and out, the only clear sign anything happened was the bite marks of a snake. The very snakes that she had assured everybody were safe, and that could never harm a soul had taken the lives of countless others before her arrival here.


    No name registered to her upon studying his face, her look still blank as she awaited an answer, tail flicking in anticipation as she waited for the child's reply.

    Ah, I had completely forgotten about this! I had actually just set up for another plot because this one had completely slipped my mind. I don't think I'd be able to do it with the timing of the plots in all honesty if it's going to happen right now/couple days time.


    I'm so sorry!

    The world is distorted, I'll follow the footsteps

    hold back the screaming within me, in silence —

    "S-somebody..." God, the pain was excruciating. Not from where Nico was digging his fangs in, but her own skin. There were certain plants that Vale tended to avoid, sometimes because she didn't like the smell, like marigold, or lemongrass. And there were others that caused the skin on a snake to swell, and Vale was not exempt from this, as a paw reached down to touch one of the leaves she had simply assumed blown into the hut, only to recoil as it hit her delicate paw pads. "Somebody put a snake repellent in there." She finished, her suspicions confirmed. The pink flowers, as well, they caused snakes to become irritated, hence Nico's lashing out. Eyes widened a fraction as she watched Cosmic trying to remove Nico from her, drawing closer to the irritated snakes, and she pulled her paw away, not wanting the seeker to get bit.


    "Ah, don't get closer to them, please." She managed, realizing that it wasn't just Nico who was affected. She could handle their bites, but others might not, especially if Leo or Eli chose to lash out. "They're irritated by whatever was in there. Let me..." Vale could feel a spike of anxiety rising within her just thinking about it, "... put them somewhere that they can't touch you guys." She could hear their own cries of pain, as well, as she felt Nico release his grip on her, seeming to realize who exactly he had latched onto, quickly drawing away from both her and Cosmic. It was understandable he didn't want anything to do with the others. None of them were too keen on reaching out and interacting with others that weren't her, with the exception of Ava.


    This was cruel. Vale couldn't help but muse as she looked forlornly at her hut. She wouldn't be able to enter for some time, considering how extensive everything had been coated in it. If at all. She thought it most of the distrust towards her had faded after Bai-Chen had killed one of her companions, but it seemed that wasn't the case. It was still there, deep-rooted and lingering, and suddenly, once again, the deputy didn't quite feel as safe here as she had been before. This, if anything, was worse, considering that others could have gotten hurt had they tried to approach her. A dark, nagging thought tugged at the corners of Vale's mind. Perhaps that was the goal.

    The world is distorted, I'll follow the footsteps

    hold back the screaming within me, in silence —

    Vale was rarely seen without snakes draping her body, and for good reason. It wasn't simply a defense mechanism. They were a source of comfort and close companions to her, hence how lovingly she treated them, and how each one had a name, with Vale taking note of each and every ones likes and dislikes.


    The only time you could catch a glimpse of her without them, but still nearby, was if she was sleeping. The deputy had settled down in her home, bits of pink flowers and grass having scattered the floor, her serpentine friends having draped themselves on low beams or the floor, not really allowing anybody to enter lest they have a death wish. It was hard to tell apart the venomous ones from the ones who weren't in the dark, after all.


    However, as she settled on her bed, head hitting the mattress, Vale's skin felt irritated, as though somebody had lightly burned her, and the hybrid was slow to catch onto as to what was causing it, rolling uncomfortably, trying to find a better position.


    No, it just got worse, the pain much sharper, like thousands of little needles digging into her skin, and she could hear the sharp hisses of her comrades as well, as whatever irritant she came into contact with affected them, a few thrashing erratically.


    It quickly dawned on Vale that something was wrong, as she lifted a paw to her face, finding it swollen to the touch, specifically where the scales were hidden underneath a thin layer of fur, and rushed out, making sure to gather her comrades before leaving, considering they were suffering as much as her, Nico sinking his own fangs into Vale's leg in alarm, not quite realizing that it was his master. As she made her way out, a black snack being dragged behind her, with him still trying to 'chew' the flesh he had grabbed, a pained call for help could be heard.


    //basically somebody played a bit of a cruel prank on vale by putting a snake repellent in her room, specifically one that irritates their skin. mostly unharmed, just very irritated skin

    The world is distorted, I'll follow the footsteps

    hold back the screaming within me, in silence —

    "Eli is asking what your business is." The deputy's tone was flat as usual, the sound of soft hissing accompanying her arrival, as her companions whispered sweet words into her ears. She hadn't been seen often, then again, Vale never really was. She wasn't somebody like Gabriel, cut out for socializing and leadership.


    She could only pray that the man decided to not to step down anytime in the near future. But for now, serpentine eyes settled on the man, three more pairs following suit shortly afterwards. "And who you are." The hybrid added on as an afterthought.

    The world is distorted, I'll follow the footsteps

    hold back the screaming within me, in silence —

    "I can hold weekly tasks." Vale finally spoke up, the deputy having felt a tinge of guilt having not been seen. It wasn't her fault, it was her roleplayer's.

    I'm fine with them being poisoned separately since as far as I know currently they'd have no association with one another, with neither of them aware of it? Would you want me to make their thread whenever you're ready, or do you want to make it?

    The world is distorted, I'll follow the footsteps

    hold back the screaming within me, in silence —

    Serpentine eyes widened a bit at the last announcement, the spike of anxiety that the deputy felt detected by her own scaled companions, whispering soft nothings into her ears. Stepping down. Briefly, she had recalled the conversation they had not too long ago, remembering how she didn't really take the words Canoris had said seriously. Probably because she didn't want to face what was happening right now. However, the woman couldn't feign ignorance any longer, she realized, as the tiny little world known as Hyperia suddenly shifted once more, with the change in leadership.


    "Uh..." She didn't quite succeed in getting the words out the first time, so she tried again. "I... I don't think you have to leave either, Canoris. You could stay here." Vale finally managed, echoing Gray's words, though, even she was aware that was not enough to change somebody's mind. Still, she didn't want to give in to what her mind knew, and have to actually say goodbye. Again, with avoiding the problem, even if she knew resistance was futile. Canoris was dear to her, just as Kady had been, and just as Loveletter, Grayskies, and everybody else was. She was faintly aware that there was some discontent among them, and had always avoided it, not wanting to splinter those relationships if she could avoid it.

    The world is distorted, I'll follow the footsteps

    hold back the screaming within me, in silence —

    "Are you okay?" The leopard hybrid hesitated for a few brief moments, before stepping out onto the ice, and almost immediately regretted her decision.


    A small squeak could be heard from Vale, who had, in a moment of poor decision making, decided to slide right onto the ice, not quite realizing how much of a shock it would be when it came into contact with her paw pads, sliding a bit, but managing to keep her balance well enough to the point where she didn't slip and fall. "T-this is... much colder than I expected." The deputy managed, serpentine gaze finally looking upwards towards the others. "It gets this cold during winter every year?"


    The hybrid couldn't actually recall her first winter, or how to handle it. But she had decided immediately, if there was a yes from any one of them, she didn't like it.

    Would you want to plan this out in pms how it’s go down or do you guys have a rough idea of how it would?


    Maybe have him go after vale first and enjolras after she rats him out?

    I’d be down for either! Maybe he could’ve been possessed and carried it out, or framed for giving her the job if one of those works for you, Enjolras? Say for example, mulder finds her first and considering the fact that her memories are a bit warped if they surface she wouldn’t be able to know he was being possessed at the time by a comrade of hers, only that he was either working with her, or somebody with similar attributes or name had given her the task? Either way just unknowingly sick mulder on Enjolras? And if it’s the former, she’d also be able to clear his name eventually and probably would out of guilt. If that doesn’t work I’d be happy to wait for another chance to totally break her if that’s too messy for you!


    Also mobile rn so you’re not alone!

    The world is distorted, I'll follow the footsteps

    hold back the screaming within me, in silence —

    The deputy had watched on the sidelines without a word up until this point, a small, if not somewhat awkward smile gracing her exotic features. She suppose she could safely say she understood how some Hyperians were so attached to their raptors, considering her own close relationship with her companions.


    Having also taken note most of the raptors were among Kady's family, now, Vale offered quietly, "Perhaps it might be your dispositions that attracted certain raptors."

    I’ve got vale here, I was actually hoping to have some way to have her past revealed since she’s got amnesia and this is perfect


    She was raised by people who would use her and her ability to communicate with snakes and would send them out to eliminate certain people, and if you wanted she could’ve been one? She isn’t really aware so finding out with somebody taking revenge (maybe he saw her at the scene or heard her name, or her snakes name??? She talks to snakes so her quirks alone would really narrow things down to mulder) would be perfect especially since she thinks she’s a good person and I want to break that


    She’d probably barely survive it since it’s be by poisoning since she’s gone through venom immunotherapy most of her life but it could certainly have her trying to kick down deaths door


    It could be optional, as well, if you want him to be bit by a nonvenomous snake, for that to happen as well since she usually carries at least one with her but only about three are venomous.

    The world is distorted, I'll follow the footsteps

    hold back the screaming within me, in silence —

    In all honesty, the question had caught the woman off guard. Could you see yourself doing this in the future, as leader? "I..." Vale trailed off, struggling to find the words that could encompass exactly what she felt about the matter.


    Leading. It was something she had never considered until this moment, even before, when Canoris had asked her to hold the meeting. In her eyes, there were two types of people. People who could lead, inspire devotion in others, and people who followed. Vale firmly fell into the latter. She had never inspired devotion in others, and never would. Working to support the people who made decisions, who did have what it takes to have others believe in them, had always been her role.


    "I don't." The hybrid finally said, her words blunt. Her mannerisms and disposition simply weren't suited for it. Even if she said otherwise, the lie would be quite flimsy, and even a child would be able to see through it. "I'm more suited to support those who lead, in all honesty. There are probably better choices than me, like Gabriel. Or Loveletter." She started, finally turning away from her companions, who had fallen silent, as though sensing something even she couldn't pick up. Such loyal companions. "But should the time come where I have to, I will. At least until somebody better comes along. I'm not the best choice, and I'm well aware." Vale was. There were so many people who were better at taking up the title of leader than her, and should somebody come along that she felt would lead them better than she could, she would happily pass it along if it meant Hyperia had a better future. However, should somebody unsuitable try... serpentine optics flashed briefly with an unreadable emotion. It hadn't been her love for titles or honor that inspired her devotion to Hyperia. It had been the people, with how welcoming and accepting they had been to her. Should anybody threaten that, leader, member, a whole clan... Vale wouldn't accept it.

    The world is distorted, I'll follow the footsteps

    hold back the screaming within me, in silence —

    "It was... stressful." She saw no reason to lie about how she had felt, and she unconsciously raised a paw up towards her neck, caressing the black mamba wrapped around her, offering Eli a spot to rest his head for the time being while she spoke. "But it seemed to get a bit easier after I started." I still honestly do not understand how you do such a thing every week. Perhaps this was why the woman had suggested that different people take up different weeks amongst Hyperia's higher-ups. If it was this much of a hurdle for Vale for one week, she couldn't comprehend how one put up with it every week.

    The world is distorted, I'll follow the footsteps

    hold back the screaming within me, in silence —

    The hybrid took a seat near the back, a look of content settled neatly on her face as she watched silently, happy to be back in the shadows, as she awaited more news.