The Petal Dance [Event]
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"Every great dream begins with a Dreamer."
- Harriet Tubman

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A safe place, a clean place, a paradise.  They had named it Tír na nÓg.  She looked out over rolling grasses and lush forests.  The world glittered in color, the land and creatures here more vibrant than any she had ever seen.  A land of fairies, and Lucy had become the first Faerie Queen. They had found no predators to compete with.  The occasional small fox, but nothing overly threatening.  A good place.  One where she hoped to grow a prosperous territory.  The first thing she needed would be to strengthen the ties of her court.  The Eltinoa were a social culture, but a band was held together based on the trust and bonds of its court.

She needed to rally that court, to bring them together.  But the young Queen was uncertain, and as she stood in the shade of the wisteria, she contemplated how this may be so. A ball, she decided. Soon, the land would be draped in the soft petals of spring, and that would be when she held the dance. And what was a ball without a theme. They would celebrate the blooms, and become blossoms themselves.  Her ladies would weave flowers into their manes, and crown themselves with flower crowns.  The Lords would be streaked in bright pollen and powders, showing flash in sigils and swirling patterns.  But first... a contest.  What was the fun of cooperation if there wasn't a little competition?

Pleased with her idea, she trotted out into the meadow close to the groves of rainbow barked trees.  Looking out across the sunlit meadow, she saw several members of her court grazing nearby.  Her band was small, but she hoped it would grow.  They needed to build their bonds, and come together. No time like the present, she supposed.

"I have an announcement I would like to make.  Please call everyone together."

She nodded to one of her attendants, a Sprite who had not yet earned her web, who spun on her haunches and ran to spread the Queen's message.  It would not take long for her subjects to hear she wanted to see them.

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It was, without doubt, a beautiful place that they had stumbled upon.  

With winter finally on its last leg, and spring showing signs of settling in, the small valley was beginning to spring to life.  This made him nervous.  They had yet to encounter any large predators here, small fox here and there, but nothing large had been brought to the attention of the guard.  Not yet anyway.  He had always been a pessimist, preparing himself for the worst possible situation, and he did not see that as a bad thing.  It kept him and the herd safe, always on guard meant nothing happened to their band of merry mauraders.  This place was new, and with it being so new, it meant new cautions, and new dangers to be on the look out for.  

Kekoa's stoic thoughts were suddenly, and rudely interrupted by the call of one of Lady Lucy's Sprites.  A calling. No.  A gathering.  

Perfect. A buffet..

Kekoa huffed out a breath of air, and made his way through the field of newly sprouting flowers, and grazing herd mates. Offering a nod to any if they gave him a look, and made his way eventually to the young Queen.  He had known Lady Lucy for a short amount of time, but he had developed a certain likeness to her.  She was sweet, as any Queen usually was to her people, but, as he thought of most leaders, she was also quite aloof to the dangers that crept in the shadows, whether they were present yet or not.  But that was what he was here for, for her to remain focused on her people while he took care of the shadows.  Or so thats what he had in his mind anyway. 

"My Queen.."  Kekoa said, raspy voice low, taking up her right side, eyes slowly scanning the horizon for any signs of danger.
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Spring had come to the land of Tir na Nog and it seemed their queen had found them quite the beautiful paradise. Fragrant flowers, crystal streams, towering trees.

Towering. Fucking. Trees.

It was no secret that it often took ulterior motives to get Acorn to do any work. And the sweet reward of honey was enough for the newly woven Elti to pursue a career as Forrester. One thing she did not count on though was the distinct height problem that came with tending hives in the trees. There would come a time, the longer the herd stayed here, that the hives could be carefully moved for easier access, but until then Acorn was left to look far above her head with a sour expression as the bumbles buzzed about, making the golden goo she so craved.

One couldn't pout all day (well, one could, but one also figured it wouldn't magically summon the bees to her level) so she picked up her basket and moved on to a nearby creek. Fish were not Acorn's favorite. The crunch of the scales and potent flavor left a bad taste in her mouth. But fishing was part of the job description. A little hiss escaped her as she stepped into the water, the snowy runoff was still plenty cold. Standing patiently waiting for fish to come by was not her forte, boredom overtook the young mind at break neck speed, but today luck was on her side. Teeth snapped in the water and while the first strike missed it wasn't long before she grabbed one. It thrashed in Acorn's mouth, smacking her soundly with its tail. A solid bite was enough to break the creatures back and she flung it on shore.

One fish, two fish. The fish were swimming strongly this morning. On the third fish she flung she heard more of a splat than a thud, and someone gave an exclamation. Acorn turned to find Sprite that had gotten a face full of pescatarian delight. The Elti couldn't help but laugh as she trotted up on shore.

"Sorry about that!" The golden fisher stood almost the same height as the child, a bit embarrassing but she was getting used to the idea of not growing anymore, "Feel free to take it, if you'd like."

"Thank you, sister, but I'm working right now. Her majesty has called everyone together." The Sprite motioned to the nearby grove, "She waits by the rainbow trees."

"Oh!" Acorn hurriedly picked up the fish and tossed them in the basket, clenching the handle between her teeth as she spoke, "I'll go now, thanks!"

It didn't take long to trot over to the opalescent queen and found that a royal guard was also in attendance. She stopped a respectful distance away, placed her basket down, and gave a little bow. Acorn lifted her head with a little smile.

"You called, your Majesty? What's going on? Oh." Dainty hoof pawed at the meager basket of fish, "Would you guys like one? Just caught fresh!"


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Murchadh came when the Sprite called him to his queen for a hot attitude didn’t define his loyalty to his people. The new land was nice and Murchadh had no complaints about it; Lucy seemed to be a very level-headed, emotionally centered Faerie Queen. The only thing the land didn’t consider was that he was young and had spent all his known life travelling; now he felt almost restless staying in one place as little invisible ants crawled up and down his legs, infesting him with unspent energy. He mentally cursed when that very agitation resulted in him being one of the first few to arrive to hear the Queen’s announcement. It was better to be fashionably late, wasn’t it? He somehow doubted Kekoa would jump to praise him for timeliness, which just made him look as eager as foalish Acorn, but he kept those thoughts to himself this time as he stopped some distance behind the smaller eltinoa and her basket of smelly fish, dipping his head a respectful level towards the members of the High Court.

He had no words or offerings to bring to her at this time and maybe today he seemed as cold and withdrawn as Kekoa, but perhaps that just meant he was on his best behavior for the moment.
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"Every great dream begins with a Dreamer."
- Harriet Tubman

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The sprite rushed away from her, and Lucy closed her eyes for a moment to savor the sunlight.  A light breeze ruffled through her mane, tossing long bangs over her eyes.  She tossed her head, resettling her silver forelock into place.  The sprite, named Greenfoot, raced from cluster to cluster of Eltinoa, and Lucy idly pondered over the future.  Was there already another Queen among her band?  She had been recognized early, trained by the matron in the band she had been raised in.  It wasn't that long ago that she had been a sprite just like Greenfoot.  Now she was on her own, and she needed to draw on all the knowledge she had gleaned from her mentor.  She hoped it would be enough.  The territory her dreaming had led them to was a grand place, and with an easy life ahead of them in terms of food and shelter, it was a bright beginning.

The first to approach was the stormy coated male, Kekoa.  Large for an Eltinoa, he was muscularly built and solid.  A fine specimen of a Buck, and exactly the type of protector Lucy and her court needed.  She didn't know too much about him at the moment, but he had met the general approval of her last Queen, and had agreed to make the journey with her.  He came silently, as he always was, and she shifted nervously in the new grass.  While already a Royal Guard, Kekoa had not participated in the Rut as of yet.  Lucy has strong suspicions he would be her band's first Warlord Prince.  He already showed some of the temperament for it.  She would need to leash him properly, or he could become a wild card in this game.  If another female swayed him, he had the strength to throw against her court and break it.  Lucy was not physically strong, and needing a champion could be seen as weakness among her rivals.

"My Queen.."

"Lord Kekoa." Lucy acknowledged, inclining her head slightly in a nod.

There was an awkward pause, and for a moment Lucy thought she was going to have to come up with some sort of small talk.  Then trotted up a familiar face, and she gave a warm smile.  If Kekoa was tall and brooding, Acorn was short and sassy.  Lucy was already fond of the short-legged Elti, who attacked her world with an enthusiasm and energy Lucy could only envy.  While Kekoa was a worrying unknown aspect, Lucy had little to fear from Acorn.  The girl was younger, newly initiated, and eager to please.  Combined with what Lucy saw as a natural heart of gold, she felt that Acorn was well suited to the ideal that Lucy envisioned for her band.

"You called, your Majesty? What's going on? Oh. Would you guys like one? Just caught fresh!

"Thank you, Lady Acorn.  Perhaps a little later?"  She was about to make an announcement.  It really wouldn't do to have a mouthful of fish.

Next to arrive was Murchahd, and Lucy's gaze flickered to Kekoa when the younger Eltinoa's did.  Natural for a Guard to look at a superior officer, but she needed the guard loyal to her.  Lucy, you're borrowing trouble, she chided herself.  She simply didn't know about the... Sylph, no... Spriggan?  Murchahd was a new conundrum for Lucy.  She wanted to be polite, but to do so would be to use the proper title.  Since Murchahd identified as male, she should refer to them as Lord, should she not?  But then Murchahd moved aside and the procession continued.  When the greetings were finally over, she looked over everyone present. Her band came together to cluster in a loose formation, and she gave them some time to settle.  Once they had gotten relative silence, Lucy nodded to another of her guard.  The buck promptly reared, then crashed to the ground and pawed sharply on a stone.  The sound was like a judge's gavel.

"Welcome, my Lords and Ladies.  In honor of the Spring Equinox, and to celebrate this new territory, we will be holding a ball.  I encourage you all to be elaborate with your attire."

An Equinox dance was nothing new.  Most Eltinoan Bands celebrated the seasons, and the Spring Equinox Petal Dance was also known as a Festival of Flowers.  Dandelion salads would also include winter apples, and a marvelous natural orchard would provide them. There would be fresh fish it seemed, if Acorn's luck today was any indication of the bounty found in their new territory.  There were also roots and tubers aplenty. In addition to being on the menu, vibrantly colored flowers were both worn and dried into pigments, then applied (either dusted or painted) to manes, tails and coats.  The ball would be even more awash with color than the Eltinoa already assembled.  Yes, a colorful rainbow Ball was the perfect way to start off her reign.


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