the-Call-of-the-Wild

So tundra Dalish (specifically Arctic tundra). Which could go completely wrong, because I’m guessing based on what little i know of such terrain.

South of the Korcari Wilds are the lands the Chasind call “the Sunless Lands” (which in elvhen would probably become something like “Place where the sun does not emerge” or something. Tel’ena Elgara'an? Elgara'an Tel’ena?Elgara’tel’ena’an? Probably very wrong, but elvhen has no grammar so idk how to actually write that (seriously Bioware.)). Anyway, the Sunless Lands are an expanse of tundra. While it may be unlikely Dalish would go that far south, who knows? It’s unknown to modern Thedas so it keeps them safe from Andrastian society.

Tundra clans not being hunted by templars and probably rarely encountering human settlements would probably be much more stationary than Dalish from other environments. How safe they are depends on how they get along with their Chasind neighbours, they may ignore each other, be at war or trade. idk.

They would likely migrate however, possibly North into the Korcari Wilds come winter.

Living in a frozen waste which is very likely to kill them they would likely look favourably at their fire-related Deities, which makes Elgar’nan or Sylaise the candidates. probably Sylaise, being the god of practical fire while Elgar’nan is more the destructive kind. Elgar’nan is associated with night (having created it by throwing down the Sun) but since nights on an ice-desert likely mean “a few hours to freeze to death” I imagine his position as a dangerous deity is heightened. Not that the day is much better because hey, snow blindness.

I can imagine them living along the coastlines, with the sea as their primary food source - which religiously would mean that again Mythal becomes a very important deity, being the goddess who walked out of the first seas (sea goddess, mother, protector, provider). Andruil becomes a goddess of fishing along with hunting, and is associated with marine predators along with hares and hawks.

Having to survive with what little resources are available to them (meaning they have to be very inventive with what they have) probably means craft gods like June and Sylaise are important.

Living in such difficult and dangerous environments with no danger from templars I can actually imagine them having a higher esteem for mages and magic than even other Dalish because let’s face it when your survival rests on making the most out of every resource you have you damn well use it. So magic is used pretty much on a daily basis. Falon’Din is likely hailed more for his status as God of Fortune, and revered for his ties to the Fade (likely making him the god associated with dreams and magic itself). Dirthamen would also be favourably regarded, but likely to a slightly lesser extent.

Ghilan’nain and Dirthamen are likely viewed as gods of navigation and secrets/discovering secrets. Rather than his usual reputation as a god of academic/arcane knowledge, Dirthamen’s secrets are likely more of the “where is the danger”, “where is safety” kind of secrets.

How would they deal with their dead? Since the point is to return them to the land… Burying them in the North when they migrate for winter? I suppose provided the death rates aren’t too high they could preserve the bodies for a bit. idk.

Arctic halla are enormous (compared to the common halla). Tall and heavily built with thick poofy/shaggy white fur to survive the cold. With the Tundra Dalish only needing to move on in Winter/when food is getting scarce, Arctic halla probably serve more as the occasional mounts for scouts/hunters and providers of milk - I wonder if you can shear them for their fur? (Yes I know they’re deer and that’s a silly idea). That said they are still not cattle, halla remain friends and kin, and are greatly respected for the sustenance they provide and as guides (a halla can spot a crevasse or an oncoming blizzard well before their elven companions).

Thanks to the apparent magical adaptiveness of elves, tundra elves are far hairier than other elves. Their body hair is thicker and they have even been known to sport beards.

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Cartson AU Week

  • Day 1: Dragon Riders

Now that they’re fully grown, it has become his chore to find her when she steals away on Leviathan. Find her and bring her back. Always bring her back. 

They’d had fun together, once.

Or; the one where Peggy and Jack were childhood friends, and then everything changed.

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The air is always better here.

Clearer. Thinner. Easier to breathe. The wind whistles through her hair, tousling the russet locks. Up here she is free to just be. She isn’t the lady Peggy Carter. She’s just Peggy, the girl who sails through the mountains on the back of a beast no one dares to go near. They call her the wild one. Master of the untamed.

Leviathan breathes fire across the sky as he weaves his way through the peaks, beating his wings, climbing until he soars through the thick white clouds. Her face is damp, her hair tangled, her cheeks rosy. Cuts line her shins from the dragon’s knife-sharp scales.

She doesn’t care.

But others do, it would seem. She feels it before she hears him; Leviathan’s back muscles tense, and though she holds tight to the reins, tries to guide him forward, he turns back, roaring at the intruder in his airspace. It’s Jack and Erskine, the only one of the dragons who dares stare down Leviathan.

And Jack is an arrogant prick, but he is wily. He had been the only boy who could ever find her when they played hide and seek as children. Now that they’re fully grown, it has become his chore to find her when she steals away on Leviathan. Find her and bring her back. Always bring her back.

They’d had fun together, once. But time changed everything. She became a lady and he a man, and ladies had no business flying through the mountains on untamed beasts. The unfairness of it stings. It stings even more that it is always Jack who comes to bring her down, bring her back to a life that has its hands curled around her neck.

A life that will surely smother her flames one day.  

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Animal crossing town - Portugal theme

I did research on Portugal history and on animals that were common there and I ended up with this list of villagers. I will do other countries if you want to suggest one and I advice asking it on my ask box. Thank you! :)

Knox (cranky) - My number one choice for a Portugal theme town. It’s like a reference to the rooster of barcelos and Portugal medieval history.

Sparro (jock) - similar to a common bird in Portugal

Jay (jock) - black swallow are pretty common during the summer since there’s no animal crossing black swallow I picked Jay as a reference to the swallow.

Kyle (cranky) - A reference to the iberian wolf

Jacques (smug) - similar to a pretty common bird in Portugal called common blackbird

Nan (normal) - similar to the wild goat in Portugal

Erik (lazy) - there’s wild deer in Portugal

Bonbon (peppy) - the most similar animal I found to a hare since there’s pretty common in Portugal

Kiki (normal) - there’s cats everywhere in Portugal XD decided to pick kiki

Annalise (snooty) - a reference to the Lusitano

Sheltered For Such A Time As This

© 2015 - Stephen Roberts

May the long time sun
rush into that cloistered garden
you call your soul,
her long fingers finding their way
wild and warm within your dark places,
her gentle doorways opening wide to
your beautiful homecoming.
Inside are the unknown places,
places hidden to the darkness
of the outside world and its
tragic waste of unseeing sight.

Woven into your awakening eyes
lies the mystery beyond the facade,
the echoes of unexpressed words,
the shining wings of another world’s light.
The young in heart see them - all of them,
their tiny wings and faces of pure light,
the leaves flutter and bow as they pass, and
the tall oaks bend and wipe their
diamond tears before the
unveiling of your own Eden Tree.

And just past the glistening edge
of its healing leaves you can see the
verdant Spiral Forests of Soul
stretch in a countless unending;
the timid gaze of Mother Earth
smiles as she takes in the rain,
dances with the breathless wind,
and cradles her ancient light
long into the breaking of your night.

Soon you will discover that the
Garden of God is delightfully
at home within you - forever,
and just like the slow rush of
sunlight kissing your skin, you
gradually begin to sense
the mystery and magic that you
carry deep within.

A FACT ABOUT FOREST ANIMALS; The Common Pheasant is also called the Ring-Necked Pheasant. It’s a wild game bird that is very popular for hunters. It’s most common and native to Asia but has been introduced into the wild in other places throughout the world. They generally hide in the brush and forestry or in forest clearings and fields. | Animal blog | Photo credit

barcelonie asked:

@ the anon saying dani is selfish, y'all need to understand that this is literally Dani's last chance to get to the board, he has no other option then to brag them in from of the whole world. He wants to stay at all time, the board doesnt wanna listen to well then they just need to feel it. Its not selfish, he is the best right back we've got in the world rn and he deserves all the respect in the world. He works his ass off for this club and y'all calling him selfish, get the f away from me jeez

SPREAD THIS LIKE WILD FIRE THIS IS SO ACCURATE

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Oscar winners Clark Gable and Loretta Young on the set of The Call of the Wild, 80 Years ago:

From our colleagues at the National Archives at Seattle come these behind-the-scenes pictures of The Call of the Wild, taken in Mount Baker National Forest by Park Supervisor Rudo L. Fromme, February 1935. The film starred Clark Gable, who would win the 1935 Best Actor for It Happened One Night, and Loretta Young who later won the Best Actress award in 1948 for The Farmer’s Daughter.

  1. Loretta Young Watching a Scene in “The Call of The Wild”, Mount Baker National Forest, 1935.
  2. Clark Gable and Jack Oakie As They Sight The “Wolves” in “The Call of The Wild”, Mount Baker National Forest, 1935.
  3. On The “Yukon"in "The Call of The Wild” Clark Gable with Dog, Mount Baker National Forest, 1935.

Records of the US Forest Service, Olympic National Forest. History Files ca. 1899-1990. R. L. Fromme Papers.

via the National Archives at Seattle on Facebook