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Return of the Fierce Ones

An old enemy returns to the Holt territory...


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First Contact: Prelude   2097.11.28*  
Written By: Whitney Ware
(2009 A Thousand Words Fic Contest) The tribe’s first human encounter leads to the deaths of several elves.
Posted: 04/20/09      [20 Comments]
 
First Patrol   2511.02.16*  
Written By: Linda Aarts, Whitney Ware
When Fadestar asks to become an apprentice scout, she does not suspect how quickly her life can change...
Posted: 02/22/12      [16 Comments]
 
Daydreams of Death   2511.02.16*  
Written By: Razzle C.
(2012 Treasure Hunt) After near disaster for two highthings, Mushroom obsesses over what might have been and what could still be.
Posted: 09/03/12      [7 Comments]
 
The Gathering Storm (Part 1)   2511.02.17*  
Written By: Whitney Ware
Windburn is caught by surprise by the return of the Fierce Ones, but the tribe's chief has not been caught unprepared...
Posted: 03/30/12      [11 Comments]
 
Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On   2511.02.17*  
Written By: Whitney Ware
(2011 Summer Comments Challenge) Cloudfern has waited for centuries for this nightmare to materialize...
Posted: 04/20/12      [10 Comments]
 
Listen to the Thunder   2511.02.17*  
Written By: Whitney Ware
(2011 Summer Comments Challenge) Glow reassures her family that they’ll be safe against a Fierce Ones invasion.
Posted: 06/14/12      [11 Comments]
 
The Gathering Storm (Part 2)   2511.02.17*  
Written By: Peggy B., Razzle C., Holly H., Megan McCarthy, Joanne P., Whitney Ware
The tribe reacts to the return of the Fierce Ones and begins to take action...
Posted: 09/17/12      [12 Comments]
 
Dreamflight's Fears   2511.02.17*  
Written By: Ingrid G.
Fierce Ones were seen!
Posted: 03/16/16      [No comments yet]
 
The Gathering Storm (Part 3)   2511.02.18*  
Written By: Holly H., Heidi Henderson, Whitney Ware
Some tribe members get into position to guard against or track the Fierce Ones, while others prepare and support their kin.
Posted: 09/24/12      [11 Comments]
 
Lullaby for a Stormy Night   2511.02.19*  
Written By: Joan Milligan
(2014 Secret Santa) Far from home during crisis, a memory keeps Kestrel warm.
Posted: 01/11/15      [8 Comments]
 
Those Left Behind   2511.02.20*  
Written By: Whitney Ware
(2011 Summer Comments Challenge) When the rest of the tribe scatters to prepare for the return of the Fierce Ones, those left behind find small comfort...
Posted: 06/22/12      [12 Comments]
 
The Gathering Storm (Part 4)   2511.02.20*  
Written By: Holly H., Megan McCarthy, Whitney Ware
Kestrel pushes her gliding ability to its limits, while Blacksnake joins Brightwood and Farscout in trailing the humans — and finds that the elves are not the only ones following the Fierce Ones’ trail north. Cloudfern and his team must reclaim Bluestone Cave, while Windburn contemplates the other humans the tribe has to worry about.
Posted: 10/08/12      [12 Comments]
 
Uncertain Future   2511.02.21*  
Written By: Razzle C.
(2012 March/April Fic Trade) While overseeing the preparations for Bluestone Cave, True Edge worries for his family and tribe's future.
Posted: 06/22/12      [8 Comments]
 
Paradise Lost   2511.02.21*  
Written By: Linda Aarts
All of this, Crackle thought, wasn’t supposed to happen. This all made for great story material, but not for situations in real life.
Posted: 06/22/12      [11 Comments]
 
The Gathering Storm (Part 5)   2511.02.22*  
Written By: Whitney Ware
Blacksnake, Brightwood and Farscout have some unwelcome encounters and make a very unwelcome discovery, while Goldspice tends to the tribe as acting-chief at the Holt, and One-Leg expresses his opinion regarding the situation as it regards the local humans.
Posted: 12/22/12      [11 Comments]
 
Behind Green Eyes   2511.02.22*  
Written By: Angie Cousins
(2013 Sept/Oct Fic Trade) During the tense times, Thornbow has a chance to ask a question that has crossed his mind once or twice.
Posted: 11/20/13      [10 Comments]
 
Weight of Worry   2511.02.23*  
Written By: Amy Chandler
(2012 July/August Fic Trade) Newt struggles with uncertainty and new responsibilities.
Posted: 12/22/12      [9 Comments]
 
Skinning Rabbits, Mending Arms   2511.02.23*  
Written By: Sofia Lindström
(2014 Sept/Oct Trade) Cloudfern is tired and just wants to tend to Otter's arm before he sleeps.
Posted: 11/25/14      [3 Comments]
 
Worked to the Bone   2511.02.24*  
Written By: Sofia Lindström
Newt decides it's time to have a talk with Cloudfern.
Posted: 07/12/15      [6 Comments]
 
Fishing for Your Supper   2511.02.25*  
Written By: Mike H.
Otter learns a lesson about providing for the tribe.
Posted: 02/13/13      [4 Comments]
 
The Gathering Storm (Part 6)   2511.02.27*  
Written By: Maggie Atkinson, Peggy B., Lyn Cavalier, Mike H., Whitney Ware
Snowfall, Beetle and Windsong lurk on the edges of a Fierce Ones camp, while Rainpace and Dreamflight endure a cold watch-post; Farscout, Brightwood and Blacksnake spy on the main Fierce Ones group, as Windburn and Foxtail debate the severity of the situation; True Edge listens to Crackle’s doubts, and One-Leg, Pathmark and Notch run into some unexpected problems on the Bounty River.
Posted: 03/01/13      [10 Comments]
 
The Gathering Storm (Part 7)   2511.02.28*  
Written By: Peggy B., Holly H., Whitney Ware
As a winter blizzard looms, the tribe reacts to Notch’s unconventional means of rescuing his father and Pathmark from discovery by the local humans; Rill prepares for an adventure of his own; and Blacksnake finds more than he’s looking for in the depths of the storm.
Posted: 03/29/13      [10 Comments]
 
The Gathering Storm (Part 8)   2511.03.01*  
Written By: Mike H., Whitney Ware
(2011 Summer Comments Challenge) (2012 366 Comments Challenge) In the wake of the blizzard, the tribe waits to see what happens next with the Fierce Ones, while Rill decides to prove how very good he can be.
Posted: 06/26/13      [8 Comments]
 
Charm's End   2511.03.01*  
Written By: Mike H.
Charm passes away but life continues with the Bluestone Cave group.
Posted: 07/08/13      [6 Comments]
 
The Gathering Storm (Part 9)   2511.03.01*  
Written By: Whitney Ware
Repercussions follow after Rill’s misbehavior.
Posted: 12/13/13      [11 Comments]
 
Too Close to the Heart   2511.03.01*  
Written By: Mareike Heilemann
Some things hit you hard, no matter how far you are away.
Posted: 02/11/16      [3 Comments]
 
Lift Off   2511.03.09*  
Written By: Linda Aarts, Melanie D.
A best friend in dire need triggers something in Fadestar.
Posted: 12/17/12      [12 Comments]
 
Moment of Hope   2511.03.14*  
Written By: Lyn Cavalier
(2013 Treasure Hunt) Spring meant new life, warmth, and hope.
Posted: 07/11/13      [7 Comments]
 
Frozen Roads   2511.03.17*  
Written By: Whitney Ware
(2013 Water Works Contest) Fallout from Notch’s decision to blow the Fierce Ones’ horn, from another point of view…
Posted: 11/11/13      [10 Comments]
 
The Gathering Storm (Part 10)   2511.03.19*  
Written By: Whitney Ware
Scouts trail the Fierce Ones south as the hunters leave the nothern steppes.
Posted: 02/01/14      [8 Comments]
 
Harsh New Thoughts   2511.03.28*  
Written By: Sofia Lindström
Unpleasant thoughts keep Blacksnake awake.
Posted: 01/05/16      [1 Comment]
 
After the Storm   2511.04.01*  
Written By: Holly H., Joan Milligan, Whitney Ware
The tribe comes back together to decide what to do next about the human threats.
Posted: 12/21/14      [8 Comments]
 
Tender Skin and Callouses   2511.04.01*  
Written By: Ellen Million
Honey finds that she's lost old callouses.
Posted: 03/17/15      [5 Comments]
 
Impatience   2511.04.04*  
Written By: Matt Di Carlo, Megan McCarthy
Did the arrival of the Fierce Ones affect Cinder more than anyone thought?
Posted: 06/10/13      [8 Comments]
 
Windswift   2511.04.10*  
Written By: Lyn Cavalier
(2014 Jan/Feb Trade) Murkfur and Windswift both want to be chosen as Rainpace’s new wolf friend.
Posted: 04/22/14      [6 Comments]
 
Don't Go   2511.04.19*  
Written By: Heidi Henderson
(2015 A Thousand Words Contest) Beetle and Willow disagree about the nearby human tribes.
Posted: 10/28/15      [5 Comments]
 
Far Too Close   2511.04.23*  
Written By: Sofia Lindström
Windburn has Farscout show him where he and Fadestar encountered the Fierce Ones.
Posted: 01/15/16      [2 Comments]
 
Nightmare   2511.04.28*  
Written By: Linda Aarts, Melanie D.
Fadestar relives a moment that could have ended much differently.
Posted: 08/09/14      [8 Comments]
 
Fadestar's Training   2511.04.29*  
Written By: Sofia Lindström
Fadestar has been pushing herself too hard and Newt is worried.
Posted: 01/21/16      [3 Comments]
 
Brulavid's Prayer   2511.08.05*  
Written By: Whitney Ware
(Human Tribes Story) (2012 Treasure Hunt) Woad is sacred to the Fierce Ones...
Posted: 09/05/12      [7 Comments]
 
The Next Steps   2514.04.19*  
Written By: Lyn Cavalier, Holly H., Megan McCarthy, Joan Milligan
Windburn and Kestrel discuss a new venture, while life for the tribe goes back to normal.
Posted: 11/30/15      [2 Comments]
 

Artwork attached to this collection:
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Discussing Humans (Beetle and Willow, RTH 2511)(2015 A Thousand Words Contest)
Discussing Humans (Beetle and Willow, RTH 2511)(2015 A Thousand Words Contest)
Mira Babel
6 Comments

Illo for "The Gathering Storm, part 9" (2012 366 Comments Challenge)
Illo for "The Gathering Storm, part 9" (2012 366 Comments Challenge)
Holly H.
5 Comments

Illo for Gathering Storm p7 (2014 Strong Emotions Contest)(2011 Summer Comments Challenge)
Illo for Gathering Storm p7 (2014 Strong Emotions Contest)(2011 Summer Comments Challenge)
Holly H., Stacy Lucas
7 Comments

Illo for "Nightmare" (2013 July/Aug Trade)
Illo for "Nightmare" (2013 July/Aug Trade)
Ellen Million
6 Comments

Notch blows the Fierce Ones' horn (illustration for Gathering Storm p6)
Notch blows the Fierce Ones' horn (illustration for Gathering Storm p6)
Stacy Lucas, Holly H.
10 Comments

It takes a worried heart (Goldspice, RTH 2511.03.23)
It takes a worried heart (Goldspice, RTH 2511.03.23)
Tah-marien F.
4 Comments

It takes a worried heart (Goldspice, RTH 2511.03.23)
It takes a worried heart (Goldspice, RTH 2511.03.23)
Tah-marien F.
3 Comments

Moss & Honey at Northview Ridge (RTH 2511)
Moss & Honey at Northview Ridge (RTH 2511)
Hannah Bochart
3 Comments

Honey scouting in the mountains (Northview Ridge) in 2511.02
Honey scouting in the mountains (Northview Ridge) in 2511.02
Beth K.
7 Comments

Illustration for "Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On" (2011 Summer Comments Challenge)
Illustration for "Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On" (2011 Summer Comments Challenge)
Kyna Hansen
9 Comments

Honey & Moss at Northview Ridge (RTH 2511)
Honey & Moss at Northview Ridge (RTH 2511)
Beth K.
9 Comments

Illustration for "Those Left Behind"  (2013 Arts & Crafts Contest)(2011 Summer Comments Challenge)
Illustration for "Those Left Behind" (2013 Arts & Crafts Contest)(2011 Summer Comments Challenge)
Karena Kliefoth
7 Comments

Illustration for "The Gathering Storm Part 5"
Illustration for "The Gathering Storm Part 5"
Melanie D.
8 Comments

Delivery at Cascade Hill (Jan/Feb 2013 art trade)
Delivery at Cascade Hill (Jan/Feb 2013 art trade)
Karena Kliefoth
6 Comments

Route from the Holt to Bluestone Cave
Route from the Holt to Bluestone Cave
Holly H.
4 Comments

Bluestone Cave Region
Bluestone Cave Region
Holly H.
5 Comments

Bluestone Cave Region - Local Details
Bluestone Cave Region - Local Details
Holly H.
4 Comments

Bluestone Cave (valley detail)
Bluestone Cave (valley detail)
Holly H.
5 Comments

Territorial Rights (Windburn & Farscout RTH 2511)
Territorial Rights (Windburn & Farscout RTH 2511)
Laura Melis
6 Comments

Bluestone Ridge (Crackle & Muddypaws RTH 2511)
Bluestone Ridge (Crackle & Muddypaws RTH 2511)
Laura Melis
4 Comments

At Bluestone Cave
At Bluestone Cave
Melanie D.
12 Comments

Fadestar (Pre Fierce-Ones Winter Outfit)  (Sept/Oct 2012 art trade)
Fadestar (Pre Fierce-Ones Winter Outfit) (Sept/Oct 2012 art trade)
Heidi Henderson
7 Comments

Bluestone Cave (cave mouth in scale)
Bluestone Cave (cave mouth in scale)
Kyna Hansen
9 Comments

Chicory grieving for Rainpace's departure (RTH 2511)
Chicory grieving for Rainpace's departure (RTH 2511)
Tabitha Rosbergen
7 Comments

Otter bringing his mother supper to Bluestone Cave (RTH 2511)
Otter bringing his mother supper to Bluestone Cave (RTH 2511)
Kyna Hansen
7 Comments

Illustration for "First Patrol" (2012 Treasure Hunt)
Illustration for "First Patrol" (2012 Treasure Hunt)
Joanne P.
8 Comments

Illustration for "First Patrol" (2012 Treasure Hunt)
Illustration for "First Patrol" (2012 Treasure Hunt)
Megan McCarthy
7 Comments

Illustration for "Daydreams of Death" (2012 Treasure Hunt)
Illustration for "Daydreams of Death" (2012 Treasure Hunt)
Peggy B.
7 Comments

Stay safe, my son (Longshot & Nightstorm, RTH 2511) (July/Aug 2012 art trade)
Stay safe, my son (Longshot & Nightstorm, RTH 2511) (July/Aug 2012 art trade)
Melanie D.
8 Comments

Rainpace, Glow & Chicory (illo for "Listen to the Thunder"/2011 Summer Contest Challenge)
Rainpace, Glow & Chicory (illo for "Listen to the Thunder"/2011 Summer Contest Challenge)
Rachel Vardys, Melanie D.
9 Comments

True Edge at Bluestone Cave (Illustration for "Uncertain Future" & March/April 2012 Trade)
True Edge at Bluestone Cave (Illustration for "Uncertain Future" & March/April 2012 Trade)
Razzle C.
5 Comments

Blacksnake
Blacksnake
Czarine L.
7 Comments

Sky Touch (RTH 2511.03.02)
Sky Touch (RTH 2511.03.02)
Laura Melis
9 Comments

Mountain Winter (RTH 2511.02.18)
Mountain Winter (RTH 2511.02.18)
Laura Melis
8 Comments

Northview Ridge Outlook:  Moss & Honey (RTH 2511.02.20)
Northview Ridge Outlook: Moss & Honey (RTH 2511.02.20)
Peggy B.
7 Comments

Crow's Ridge Outlook: Rainpace & Dreamflight (RTH 2511.02.20)
Crow's Ridge Outlook: Rainpace & Dreamflight (RTH 2511.02.20)
Peggy B.
6 Comments

Cascade Hill Outlook:  Longshot & Quick Fang (RTH 2511.02.20)
Cascade Hill Outlook: Longshot & Quick Fang (RTH 2511.02.20)
Peggy B.
7 Comments

Ancient Fierce Ones rider (RTH 2097)
Ancient Fierce Ones rider (RTH 2097)
Laura Melis
11 Comments

Ancient Fierce Ones man (RTH 2097)
Ancient Fierce Ones man (RTH 2097)
Laura Melis
9 Comments

Ancient Fierce One woman (RTH 2097)
Ancient Fierce One woman (RTH 2097)
Laura Melis
11 Comments

Farscout & Fadestar on patrol (Illustration to "First Patrol")
Farscout & Fadestar on patrol (Illustration to "First Patrol")
Linda Aarts
10 Comments
 

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