There wasn’t much of a plan, not for the first day at least. It was going to be a day of doing little more than simply getting to know this strange creature and letting them get used to his presence. It was a little bit strange to think that he was going to be the owner of this sapient being, but he supposed that was how things worked here. Pets were certainly not a thing he had really any experience with. The wild animals of his homeland were just that: wild. Things that were meant to be avoided, hunted, run from or culled. Allo was currently sitting over to the side, simply observing the dragon-dog as it investigated the area.
It utterly fascinated him, that this was a being that could exist with fire and flame constantly flowing from its back as if it were a mane. Perhaps in time he would gain its trust enough to be allowed to touch it.
Allo himself decided to do a little bit of investigating. The fenced area here wasn't incredibly large, maybe twenty by twenty meters. Well big enough to do a short-range game of throwing a ball to chase, but not so large that catching the Rakai when it was time to return home was going to be a real issue. With luck, by the time that came to be he'd have a semi-decent recall taught to the animal. An iron fence - at least, he thought it was iron - some kind of dark metal that was non-corrosive and could stand up to the weather (He could be wrong about that) surrounded the area at least six feet high on each side with a gate at two of the four corners.
"Yana." He called at one point, when he was somewhat close to the Rakai, who proceeded to completely ignore the fact that Allo existed. Lovely.
As far as the Rakai was concerned, this strange humanoid thing was just another animal he had little interest in. It was too big to really be worth hunting, but soft enough that it posed no threat to his presence. No threat, but no reward seemed to be readily available if he were to pay it much attention. Why bother?
Yana simply kept walking, rather focused on the scent of an Orbaru that had been through the area at some point. Perhaps earlier that morning. Judging by the way his tail lifted and the sniffing got a bit more excited. However that was soon ended by catching on the wind something far fresher and much more appetizing: Actual meat. Immediately the Rakai's eyes were trained on the humanish being, ears erect and attention fully focused. There, in his hand, though small, was an actual meal. Well, not a whole meal, but a good mouthful or three of meat.
"Yana!" He chirped again, taking a step forward and in time ripping off a small piece of the cured meat - soft enough that it could be easily torn into bite size pieces, and heavily scented enough that it could entice a creature such as the Rakai from a fair distance away. He gave a few clicks of his tongue and offered the treat. There was very little chance of him making the actual connection of the noise he was making to getting the treat, but all the training had to start somewhere and right there was as good as any.
Still not quite sure if he trusted the Rakai quite yet, upon its getting a bit closer he tossed the small piece of meat into the creature's path. It stepped back a few feet with a short, startled growl as it fell into place, ears pinned back and eyes focused on Allo. After several seconds of the humanish not making a further move, he slowly closed the distance to grab the treat and immediately retreat nearly a dozen feet away to chew on it in peace.
The little treat didn't last long, being small as roughly a human thumb and tender enough to simply squish to nothing among the sharp teeth and hunger of a Rakai-Sarane. Honestly, Allo was a bit surprised it hadn't gone straight for the larger bit of meat in his hand. Perhaps it was that the small piece was more accessible? Or maybe he was imposing enough to the other that it just wasn't worth trying for. At least, not yet.
After a few moments, he began approaching the creature, clicking his tongue and giving short whistles, just in general making noise both to make sure the beast knew he was coming, where he was, and to hopefully grab its attention. A few more clicks and then, there! Eye contact! With an excited tone to his voice he called out "Yana!" once more right at the moment eye contact was made and tossed another treat which was just as rapidly consumed.
A soft growl was given, more just for the sake of making noise than actually stating a threat against the human coming any nearer. Then the Rakai moved to its feet, now very curious as to what this person had to offer. It clearly held the ticket to a bit of food. Maybe it had more hidden away somewhere?
Allo took a moment to just observe as the Rakai started approaching him, choosing not to make a sudden move at this time while Yana began to pace around him. He moved to sit down, taking care to keep the actual motion smooth and not too quick. Once seated, the Rakai took another step closer, sniffing at the person's leg before licking it. That was, after all, the pocket that held more of that same treat he'd already had a bit of. Alas, it did not yield the same flavour.
"Yana," much softer, followed by another click of his tongue. Like magic, the creature's gaze lifted to meet Allo's which was immediately rewarded with a treat, though this time given in an open palm.
Allo wasn't satisfied that this meant the Rakai knew it was responding to a specific cue. After all, it has only made the eye contact twice. It would take a little more practise to proof the behaviour and ensure that it wasn't a fluke. For now, he would wait until the creature was disinterested in continuing to look at him - he'd immediately gone back to eye contact after finishing his last treat - which came before too long in the form of getting distracted by a bird flying overhead. Yana had stood and started to trot after it, ready to pounce had it not been so far above his head.
Perfect time to try again, right? "Yana!" A bit louder than the last time, but it did the trick. Within a heartbeat the Rakai had turned back to look at Allo, interest piqued. Beautiful! The next treat, a bit more sizable than the last few, was tossed toward the Rakai.
Riku: It was already under my email address, so I kept it. Thought it was funny people assumed my gender. (I was like 12, so logic was limited.)
Oct 20, 2019 23:21:43 GMT -6
Riku: I forgot about Subeta. I preferred Rescreatu, but they locked me out of my account cuz I used a female username. /: It wasn’t a gender identity thing really. I made the account for my best friend at the time who was female. Then she decided not to use it.
Oct 20, 2019 23:20:43 GMT -6
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