Quill cracked a nervous smile at Lolek's remark. "Yeah," he said. Suddenly, yet another strange griffin seemed to appear out of nowhere. Quill jumped, his feathers fluffing up in surprise. He stared at Millicent in stunned silence, her peaceful words having little effect on his fear.
"Hello," he said uncertainly, starting to get over his shock.
"Oh, I've just been out checking the borders," Miriam said lightly. She paused to preen her shoulder, which was still covered in dried blood from yesterday's border skirmish. "What about you?" she asked Caymen.
Terner gave Genam a curt nod before continuing toward his perch. He looked around the cave and was pleased to see most of the Austeres assembled before him. Slowly but surely, their ranks were growing. Soon they would be ready for war.
He flew up to his tall seat at the center of the cave, his claws clicking on the stone as he landed. The torchlight blazed in his eyes as he surveyed the griffins gathered below him. "My good allies," he said, his voice projected loud and clear over the mumble of the small crowd, "I have an important announcement for today!" He spread his dark wings and waited for their attention.
Back at the entrance to the cave, Lenore slipped in, late as usual. Terner noticed but did not acknowledge her. Solace, who was positioned below Terner as a guard, shot the late soldier a dirty look.
Edited by iluvorpingtons - 9/29/15 at 12:50pm