Gained 5 points in Bow skill for Training Xi Haraaath
**Alkwin Aerith moves up to the brush, gently looking around before dropping down to a kneel. Looking over the dirt below, he'd brush some things aside as he examines closesly, looking for any sort of deer tracks...
**Alkwin Aerith shifts himself carefully to the side, looking over the tracks before looking up to the taller man and wavving him over "Alright look. See these tracks, what we are after is a buck. Let me show you a few things to figure it out. One, is to bring your fist close to the front tracks. It should be abit bigger if its abuck. Also something to keep in mind is the back feet tracks. See here look" He replies, shifting a little bit in his squat position, pointing to the tracks behind "See how they are bigger? We are dealing with a around, 150-200 pound buck, can tell cause look how pronunced the nail is. This happens due to alot of the weight on their rear, it press down into the dirt making a much finer print."
Alkwin Aerith says "Another thing to look for, is to watch the strade of their walk. Look at how far the frontal step is to the back, if its two steps imbetween, its likely to be a buck rather then a doe."
Xi'Haraaath says "Lets do this"
**Alkwin Aerith lifts up to his feet, brushing off his cloth pants as he looks forward along the trail "Another thing is that its mating season. Bucks walk with a purpose, usually in a relatively straight line, searching for a doe to mate with. Where with doe's, they tend to wander abit more aimlessly. So if you feel like you are walking in circles, probably stalking a doe.
**Alkwin Aerith reaches over his shoulder, slipping his short bow off from his back and into his right hands grasp "Alright, come. But try to remain calm and subtle, if it spots us before we spot it, we don't want to startle it on accident."
Xi'Haraaath says "How would I kill it without a bow?"
Alkwin Aerith says "If you are lucky you can sneak up and stab it in the heart with your spear, but thats abit tricky. When we reach the buck, I'll hand you my bow and tell you were to aim."
**Alkwin Aerith turns at that, begining to tread along the tracks, his quiver making a light raddle like sound as he steps over large branchs or shifts under the tree brush.
Xi'Haraaath whispers "get down"
**As they followed along the tracks, their ears would be greeted with the sound of... Chewing, grass being crumpled and munched down upon by somethings maw. Alkwin, would turn at that, his elven ears twitching to the sound before he lowers into a kneel. Remaining calm and controling his breath, he'd enter through the underbrush, making sure not to startle the thing beyound. Giving the robed man behind him a gentle wave to follow, he'd look forward. Out in the clearing would be a 200 pound buck, mostly knelt down chewing away at grass while its big beady eyes seem to glance around at its surroundings.
Xi'Haraaath says "What is that?"
**Xi'Haraaath looks as if he'd never seen a deer before
**Alkwin Aerith brings his left hand, doing a sh gesture. Whispering "Its the buck we were tracking. Male, mature dear. Get the most amount of meat from it."
**Alkwin Aerith draws an arrow from his quiver, only to hand Xi the two items "Know how to fire one?"
Xi'Haraaath says "I think..."
**Alkwin Aerith gives a nod of his head, giving him the bow "Simply notch the arrow on the string, and point its tip towards the deer as you pull back on the string. Now, aim for the area behind the front legs, where the rib cage is. You'll either hit a lung, or a heart..."
**Xi'Haraaath would put the arrow in the string, then pull the arrow back, and whisper "Like this?"
**Alkwin Aerith gives a nod of his head as he'd whisper "yes like that."
Alkwin Aerith whispers "Alright now control your breath, try to breath in and out slowly. And finally once you are calm, hold your breath and release the string."
**Xi'Haraaath would aim at the rib cage and as he let out a deep breath he'd let go of the arrow
**The arrow would leave the bow with a 'thung' from the string, the arrow wizing through the air at an rather quick speed. The Buck lifting its head and instantly turning its head towards the two in surprise, the arrow would of cleared the gap way before the buck could even leave their sight. It embeding into its rib cage, it'd puncture a long. Having an airless cry escape the buck as it'd jump up and turn to run. Though, only for it to stumble as its lung collasps, unable to hold any air as it was punctured. Wheezing in a pain filled manner as blood trickles from its wound, it'd fail to keep balanced before it topples to its side on the ground, unable to stand.
Xi'Haraaath says "I did it!"
**Alkwin Aerith widens a warm, prideful smile as he begins to lift up to his feet. "Good job. Now come, we must finish the job."
**Xi'Haraaath would walk over to the injured buck
**As they walked closer to the buck, it'd stare at them, their eyes emboding pure fear, unlike any other. If at any time in their life that they'd know another animal fighting for their lives, it'd be now. Clearly suffering as it can't gather the much needed breath to run away, it'd remain on the ground, its hind legs kicking as it'd try to get up but its balance being completely off and simply lacking of strength...
**Xi'Haraaath drops the bow and slides it to the side
**Alkwin Aerith reaches behind him, grasping his dagger before drawing it from its sheath. Handing it over to Xi "Here, end its suffering. Cut open its throat and draw its blood, it'd end its life quicker then it sufficating and suffering."
**Xi'Haraaath grabs his spear and stabs it into the Buck's neck, and without the other man knowing, Xi absorbed the Buck's soul
**Alkwin Aerith watches as the man used his spear instead. Giving his blade a light twirl in his grasp, he'd bring his blade back to his side, sheathing it away.
Xi'Haraaath says "Thank you"
Alkwin Aerith says "Your welcome. Just remember this and you should be fine with general tracking. Just gotta understand their habbits and nature."
Alkwin Aerith says "Takes time, but rewarding."
Xi'Haraaath says "What do we do now?"
Alkwin Aerith says "Well, we take the buck back to the inn. I got to skin it and do some preperations."