Now it was all about practice, since the tat-lung had finally figured it out. They still had a couple of hours set aside for this purpose, but Morgan really wanted to get it done as soon as possible. For thirty minutes, Seimei terrified both live grubbles and Morgan alike, forcing Morgan's limbs to be stiff and their muscles to shake. It was a real shame that this sort of thing worked on people so well too! Finally, Morgan was sure that he had gotten the intimidating thing down. "Alrighty Seimei, you've got it! This is perfect, no one will mess with you now that isn't prepared for a fight. Some day, we'll work on your self protection. For now, we'll go home. Soon, we'll work on teaching you your intellectual pursuits, since those are the most important." At that, the two went home, both pleased with the progress and relieved.
Morgan stopped at the house with Ryuusei after their trip to the mansion, and then just as they had promised they brought the tat-lung over to the park. They needed to work on the same thing that Morgan had worked with Seimei on just the day before, namely the swimming thing that he should already know how to do by all rights, but instead of the whole intimidation thing, which Ryuusei already had, they were going to work on the 'not being scared of intimidating things' training. That was a mouthful, if only there was a shorter way of saying that!
They stood near the brook quietly, enjoying not being in any particular danger. However, they needed to get the show on the road, and get it on the road fast. "Alright Ryuusei, we need to work on your swimming skills as a mature tat-lung. To make sure that you can still swim and all."
 - [Start of Swim] - [Note at 5 restart count for character levels]
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2019 10:28:50 GMT -6 by Morgan
Ryuusei was not near as aggravated at Morgan over having to re-hash something he obviously knew how to do already, but he was pretty confused. 'Do tat-lung forget how to swim when they mature?' It would seem that he hadn't been in anything not-shallow recently. "No no, you probably didn't forget, but we need a signal word for it just in case, and I need to make sure that you know how to peddle your limbs, since that is different than fins and all." Morgan felt a lot less judged with Ryuusei than they often did with Seimei. Ryuusei seemed to see the wisdom, no matter how low, of this, and he turned to Morgan. 'What is the signal then?' He asked. He always had been the one out of the tat-lungs that took to the signal system the easiest. "This is the one we'll use." Morgan said, and then they blew the same whistle command that they used for swim with every creature.
Ryuusei committed this to memory as quickly as any other tat-lung should; they were intelligent creatures above all else, more so than humans. Morgan could almost see it in his bright eyes. "Alright Ryuusei, when this signal is given, go ahead and get into the water. You should be fine I am sure." Morgan didn't mean to be patronizing perhaps, however they often felt like a parent or something to these tat-lungs. Thankfully, Ryuusei was the least annoyed by this. 'I'm ready.' He said, shaking his body over like a dog trying to remove water, only to Morgan they could tell it was his energy and readiness. Morgan just nodded, and used the whistle to produce the signal required. Ryuusei wasn't shy about swimming, or slow in his quick near canon-ball into the brook. Morgan had to back up a few steps to avoid being splashed- they chuckled at his boisterousness.
Morgan watched as Ryuusei quickly corrected and then swam upwards. He swam with a simple side-to-side and peddling motion, alternating them all in precise strokes. It would seem that he took to it much more easily than the pearl, but Morgan would never tell Seimei that. The poor creature was already very easily wounded emotionally, and always acted like he had something to prove. Ryuusei did seem to have trouble taking turns at first. Morgan let him swim around for a bit, and then nodded. "When I give the signal for land that we worked on the other day, feel free to come back to land while swimming just like you would while flying." Morgan said, in triplicate as per usual. Ryuusei gave an indication of understanding, and then gave him the signal to land. He quickly came to land and emerged from the water with grace, his shaking off water as he went.
Morgan chuckled a bit at the fact that he was shedding water everywhere, once again a bit like a dog. But tat-lung were not dogs, or cats, or snakes. They were tat-lungs, and to a lesser extent, dragons. Things just reminded Morgan of these things, every once in a while. "Good job Ryuusei, we'll have to practice it a few times, though. Just to make sure and all." Morgan always hated this part, and really so did all of their creatures. Perhaps they were just projecting, but they often felt like they could see it in their eyes and movements. Morgan quickly whistled the command, and into the water Ryuusei went, much more practicedly and much better on the turns this time. They repeated getting him in and out of the water for some time, until finally Morgan felt like he had indeed learned the signal, and how to better swim, even though he never forgot.
It was just as good that they finished now, since Morgan could hear the clip-clopping of the hooves from the equillion of the individual that Morgan had hired for just this purpose. They had asked him to come by on his rounds with his 'scary' equillion to help for training their creatures how to deal with the intimidating aura that some creatures put off, specifically for self-defense purposes. Morgan greeted the individual, but Ryuusei couldn't keep his eyes off of the creature, or his body from being stiff with anxiety that was generally caused by these intimidating beasts. Afterwards, Morgan handed over the credits that was required for these regular visits, and then turned to Ryuusei. "Don't attack the equillion. This is another lesson. You have to learn how to not react with stiffness and perhaps even fear to creatures that have this, for self defense." Perhaps it was ironic that he reacted this way to another with it when he also had that intimidating feel about him.
 - [Start 'Hardy']
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2019 10:29:04 GMT -6 by Morgan
Morgan watched as Ryuusei grew just a tad indigent, though compared to Seimei's regular issues it was nothing. 'I am NOT afraid.' He pouted, looking like a spoiled prince. "You're right, you aren't afraid. You shouldn't be, you are a great dragon. No, but it is effecting you. That intimidating aura." That couldn't be argued, still, Ryuusei looked incredibly uncomfortable, like he didn't want to have to admit that his muscles were stiff and he wasn't near as agile as usual. He moved with a hesitancy around the equillion. "Alright, come on over here Ryuusei. We have to teach you how to move, and how to ignore this sort of so-called 'scary' creature. It won't hurt you." Morgan added. The equillion was definitely quite frightening, but was very well trained. Ryuusei was stiff-legged as he came down from the hillock, nearer to the equillion. Morgan knew that he would learn this far faster than Seimei, since he was more confident by nature.
Perhaps it was the confident nature, or the indigence and desire to look strong, or perhaps even his own intimidating aura (which didn't seem to be affecting the equillion at all), but Ryuusei was indeed already beginning to move. That was a big deal to Morgan, who watched Seimei struggle to move at first. Sure, it was stiff-legged, but Ryuusei was moving of his own accord without issue. Morgan watched as he came down to their side, standing protectively near them. "Good, Ryuusei, that's good. Alright, we need to keep it up. I need you to get to where you can walk and move without stiff muscles or..." Fear, Morgan thought. "Yeah, without being stiff." Ryuusei seems to understand this, and then moved forward. He was ultra stiff legged the first time around, Morgan watching him carefully, and then soon he made another stiff-legged loop around the creature.
The second verse was same as the first, and Morgan couldn't help but feel like perhaps they were wrong; was he going to wind up breaking through the 'fear' and developing a hardy mind to this? The human tried not to show any sort of worry or disappointment, but it was indeed difficult to hide all of it. Ryuusei seems to catch wind, and that induces that super famous tat-lung pride! Ryuusei stiffens himself and then forces himself to make the third loop much more calm, practiced. It was a slight improvement, but more importantly, it took his mind off of the gripping fear, the effects of the intimidation. Morgan was glad to see this in his eyes as he tried to prove that he wasn't scared. The fourth and fifth loops are the same, but the sixth was what Morgan had been looking for. The sixth loop showed Ryuusei's muscles loosening dramatically.
That was it! "Great job Ryuusei, that's good, keep it up." Morgan said, and Ryuusei immediately felt a burst of confidence in this compliment. Morgan grinned and watched as Ryuusei shed the veil of fear and doubt, his muscles loosened, and he seemed to give off that sort of tat-lung-like laughter-type noise, a peal of bells. Morgan was quite glad to see him completely unaffected by the fearful presence. Now it was just continued practice from here. Ryuusei moved and leaped and bounded, he was signaled to take flight and flew circles of incredibly dexterous movement, and then he landed and seemed quite merry. Afterwards, Morgan was convinced that he had broken through and made his mind much more hardy. Morgan finally patted him in congratulations, and then quickly Morgan waves off the individual, now that they were done and they had been paid. Ryuusei had indeed did a great job. They go home afterward.
Renathan: I haven't been able to get into my account in a while. I might need to try pretty soon.
Oct 20, 2019 16:37:02 GMT -6
Ashe: Anyone still play Subeta? >> I'm finally remembering to be active on there for Morostide
Oct 20, 2019 16:31:56 GMT -6
Ashe: That won't work, that would break the drake for /that person/ and still not her.
Oct 20, 2019 14:17:34 GMT -6
fieraferella: Could someone else break your sarane for you and then return it to you?
Oct 20, 2019 14:14:31 GMT -6
Amelia: Ugh I have zero interest in breaking a Sarane xD I just thought he'd get plantified and I could play with him. Blah this sucks
Oct 20, 2019 11:26:23 GMT -6
Renathan: I thought it was an accident. :3 I've done stuff like that too!
Oct 20, 2019 7:58:14 GMT -6
Lethalia: Wow, I like how I can mark fifteen posts as September without something clicking. Derp. *ahem*
Oct 20, 2019 7:53:21 GMT -6
Darky: attack each other. So if more than one altered pet of the same alteration type battle each other, the battle would be.. kinda over before it even began x3
Oct 20, 2019 3:38:32 GMT -6
Darky: battling a little difficult). Tournament-wise, that one's up to the mods. Altered pets technically don't get any upper hand, though in case of Blessing of the Shadows it does create that unfortunate situation where two creatures with the ability cant
Oct 20, 2019 3:38:28 GMT -6
Darky: As for sarane needing to be broken, I'd say yes under normal circumstances, unless the character specifically asks the alteration to include something to make the creature more docile (but that would come with stats reflecting that which would make
Oct 20, 2019 3:37:29 GMT -6
Darky: Procreation serum is more 'traditional' in its method, which means the altered pet has to be able to physically produce or carry the offspring (so Nightmare couldn't be used for this process, since she's basically a skeleton with no womb)
Oct 20, 2019 3:35:44 GMT -6
Darky: Yes if its paid breedings, depends if its Procreation serum. Paid breedings are 'lab' breedings, which basically means smushing DNA artificially and any 'altered' pet can still breed normally within its species
Oct 20, 2019 3:34:47 GMT -6
Aster: Oh yeah, I remember just looking at those the other day in the stats thread. Dunno why it slipped my mind
Oct 20, 2019 0:29:07 GMT -6
Ashe: I mean, it's still up to Darky for the most part, it was Yang who did Equillion, but it has been done
Oct 20, 2019 0:24:49 GMT -6
Ashe: Darky bred Nightmare, her Undeadified Tainted, to another equillion.
Oct 20, 2019 0:24:12 GMT -6
Jack: I'd think so? But you'd better double check with Darky just in case.
Oct 19, 2019 21:11:24 GMT -6
Aster: Wait, so can normal modified pets be bred through normal paid breedings too? Like Vespa and stuff
Oct 19, 2019 21:09:47 GMT -6