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Learning the Humans' Languages

Stories about the word-hunters (the Human Language Team).

Stories related to the word-hunters' missions to learn the languages of the human Amber Hunter and Painted Face tribes, through stealth and observation.

For related stories see the collection:

* Humans

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Stories and poetry attached to this collection:
List by timeline date (default), most recently posted or by title.

The Drummer's Dilemma   2502.08.04*  
Written By: Hannah Bochart
An accidental near-encounter with humans in the deep woods has a deep affect on Moss.
Posted: 12/01/10      [8 Comments]
The Other Path   2502.09.05*  
Written By: Joan Milligan
Hearing all the sides of the humans problem, Windburn finds a different answer.
Posted: 08/19/09      [8 Comments]
The First Step   2502.09.22*  
Written By: Joan Milligan
Windburn brings his plans concerning the humans to council, and a long journey begins.
Posted: 01/25/10      [8 Comments]
Home Again   2502.10.05*  
Written By: Vicki Stephenson
Evervale shares with her lovemates how she felt about the first human language word-hunt.
Posted: 08/07/10      [9 Comments]
Amber   2502.10.15*  
Written By: Chris T.
(2010 Jan/Feb Fic Trade) Kestrel contributes to the word-hunt.
Posted: 02/19/10      [8 Comments]
Loss for Words   2503.07.13*  
Written By: Lyn Cavalier, Chris T.
Recent events interfere with a word-hunt.
Posted: 03/05/10      [9 Comments]
Tangy and Sweet   2504.01.17*  
Written By: Hannah Bochart, Lyn Cavalier
He pressed a hand beneath his stinging nose, wondering how the humans could stand it.
Posted: 05/20/10      [12 Comments]
A Lullaby's a Lullaby   2506.04.13*  
Written By: Hannah Bochart
(2010 July/Aug Fic Trade) With a screaming child and a haunting melody, word hunting begins to take on new meaning for Rainpace.
Posted: 12/22/10      [7 Comments]
Fresh Perspective   2506.07.04*  
Written By: Rachel Vardys, Whitney Ware
Brightwood is not content to wait for the humans to find their way onto THIS side of the Thornwall...
Posted: 11/11/11      [10 Comments]
Earned   2506.08.19*  
Written By: Lyn Cavalier
Foxtail is given an opportunity to join the word-hunters.
Posted: 05/30/12      [11 Comments]
Coming to an Understanding   2506.09.26*  
Written By: Chris T., Rachel Vardys
One-Leg and Brightwood hash out their differing outlooks on humans.
Posted: 03/24/13      [6 Comments]
Unwanted Attention   2506.10.10*  
Written By: Angie Cousins
(2012 Intimate Moments Contest) (2012 May/June Fic Trade) Sometimes it’s hard to accept a change in an old friend. Harder if there is doubt behind it.
Posted: 07/23/12      [7 Comments]
Communication Issues   2507.08.20*  
Written By: Angie Cousins
(2011 Commented on All Stories Prize) Sometimes Beetle finds it hard to make Rooter understand.
Posted: 02/28/14      [6 Comments]
They Are Like Us in Many Ways   2508.09.15*  
Written By: Peggy B.
Newt and Rainpace share more than one common interest.
Posted: 05/31/13      [8 Comments]
Right Place, Right Time   2508.10.21*  
Written By: Ron Swartzendruber, Whitney Ware
(2010 Fic Trade) All it takes is being in the right place at the right time...
Posted: 09/30/11      [8 Comments]
Word Games   2509.05.29*  
Written By: Lyn Cavalier, Chris T.
(2010 Summer Time-Jump Fic Contest) Newt can’t be a word-hunter, but he can dedicate himself to learning everything they discover.
Posted: 10/09/10      [11 Comments]
Near Miss   2509.10.18*  
Written By: Lyn Cavalier
Hiding from humans while word hunting isn't always easy.
Posted: 02/17/11      [10 Comments]
Skin to Skin   2510.02.02*  
Written By: Lyn Cavalier
(2011 Random Combos Contest) Elves on a word-hunt get caught in a snowstorm.
Posted: 03/02/11      [14 Comments]

Artwork attached to this collection:
Most recently posted art is shown first.
Character names in bold are adoptable, click the link for more information!

Illustration to "Unwanted Attention" (May/June 2012 Art Trade)
Illustration to "Unwanted Attention" (May/June 2012 Art Trade)
Peggy B.

Illo for "A Fresh Perspective"
Illo for "A Fresh Perspective"
Rachel Vardys

2011 Calendar: December
2011 Calendar: December
Karena Kliefoth

Illustration for "Amber"
Illustration for "Amber"
Megan McCarthy

Moss & Weasel
Moss & Weasel
Hannah Bochart

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