He wasn't really all that much faster than he was before, but Morgan hadn't really been expecting it to be such really. Morgan still let out a breath of relief though, and then gave a groan of frustration when he was far enough away to not hear Morgan complain. This was going to be a long, difficult process and Morgan just knew it. However, it had to be worked on regardless of whether they really wanted to have to do the process altogether. As soon as Waar got far enough away, Morgan called him to come back, and then gave the command for dash the entire way back too, so that he had to weave on the way back up. Waar was still much, much slower than literally every other sarane ever, but he was going to get at least a little better, no matter how much work it took! Waar was having a hard time going 'up' the hills more than down them, and they could tell.
Morgan was a very specific sort of person, and they were glad to 'know' what they were working with, now. He was definitely never going to be as fast as some well trained sarane could be, especially not the ones with a nice rudder tail. Morgan was a bit sad at that, of course he didn't have a rudder tail so of course he would never get that fast, BUT they were sad that it was their fault that he would never really be as fast as he could have been. Everyone knew that speed was the first most important thing in a fight. He just didn't have the stamina to take a good hit, either, thanks to his less than stellar body conditioning. This was Morgan's fault, and they had to take it on. Still, watching Waar return from his run was HARD for Morgan. Really hard, it was just sort of heartbreaking. They hoped that Waar wouldn't notice how upset they were over causing this.
Despite Morgan's fervent, or perhaps even desperate, desire that Waar not know that Morgan was blaming theirself for this issue, Waar was indeed beginning to get the emotional gists from Morgan, floating across a newly formed 'emotional' link that Morgan would have known as the Psycho-social bond that was perhaps impressed in the creatures of pethia, or perhaps more accurately placed within them by the labs itself. Morgan would not have known, since for some reason they were not quite the most observant in emotional matters, but Waar had been trying to figure out exactly what was going on himself, and was beginning to understand it a bit better. He did understand that something was bothering Morgan, and it happened all the time when he was around. He was not, thankfully, an individual that would internalize this. Instead, he began to try to triangulate if it was an action, or a thing, or an aspect in general that was causing this strange reaction.
Morgan perhaps would have been proud of that, had they known it. Waar was indeed already using his newfound 'intelligence' to figure things out in a more or less similar way to that of Morgan's insatiable curiosity bouts. Waar instead limped up the hillock, as Morgan stood atop of it waiting on him. Sure, Morgan felt very much sad, but they weren't at all going to show their hand outwardly to the animated corpse of a false-dragon. "Good boyo Waar, that was great. Good job dashing there." Morgan said, remembering that they needed to speak to him like a person now, so that he would slowly learn how to use his collar of speech. Waar tilted his head down, pushing his boney nose at Morgan. "Hold up boyo, I need the gloves." Morgan reminded him, bending down to quickly lift one up to put it on their hand. At that, they patted him on the nose with the gloved hand.
Morgan would have to admit to theirself that they weren't sure how to react to a being that had one of those little charms of brilliance on. He was sentient, yes, and also a sarane. Sarane had certain instincts that humans just don't have. Morgan was sure that if he had been brought back before being broken that he would be a giant nightmare, even more so than he had already been. However, Morgan was pleased that he was still able to run. They held onto that thought. At least he could still run, even though he was a lot slower than he was. He wasn't near as dexterous in flight though. Morgan allowed him a moment to 'catch his breath' because it seemed like his sides were still heaving and like he still needed to breath a little bit. After a moment, however, they let this go. They needed to keep working on his agility, at the least.
This would take work, more work than they probably had time to do before going over some more self-defense strategies. Morgan wanted to go through the self-defense ones before starting on the offense ones, mostly because Morgan wasn't wanting him to be a pit creature. Morgan wanted him to simply be able to protect himself, and then maybe the rest would come later with more discipline. For now, he might be too dangerous to be taught any kind of physical attacks. Morgan had indeed had to teach him not to bite or eat things that he wasn't supposed to, because for a while there, Waar was RAVENOUS and would eat Anything. Anything at all, even if it was not considered edible by normal means. He didn't seem to have any issues from that, despite a panicked Morgan getting a hold of someone to check him out. That hadn't worked out all that well actually.
There were many things that they would have to work on from here on out, however, Morgan knew that it was their duty to have worked on this, regardless of anything that may come. Waar seemed to be doing much better now that he got a chance to breathe, and Morgan was ready to get him back up and on his toes again for a while. "You ready, Waar? We've got to do more work." Morgan said, and of course Waar shook himself off, stood up, and raised his wings, flapping them a tad. "Ah, you're wanting to get up in the air, right?" Morgan said. They had taught him how to do it, a while back, but they wanted to get him more used to his own body to make his agility more of a natural thing, of course, before having him up in the air! Slowly, and with lots of repetition. That was what was preferred.
Morgan knew better than to try to force this on Waar too speedily. Morgan didn't want to cause any long term pain, and that was a super high chance if this was done too speedily. Morgan gently patted Waar on his shoulder and then tossed the gloves onto the grass at their own feet. Then they pointed down the rolling grassy knoll and then gave the command for Waar to dash again. They were going to do this once again, of course. Waar flipped his head back, staring at Morgan with those green eyes, and then he rushed headlong down the hillock, his claws tearing up the grass and roots on the way down. Well, that was good at least. Now that he had a chance to calm down and all, Morgan was quite glad that he was still doing well. At some point, they very much hoped that he would continue to improve little by little.
Morgan hoped very much that he would be able to get to the point of moving like a normal Sarane, at the very least, and that was beginning more and more to look like it was a possibility, if only with a ton of work. However, Morgan was quite pleased that this was a thing that could be done, despite how Morgan had messed up and caused this. Or at least that was what Morgan felt like they had to do; take complete responsibility for it regardless. There was a million things that Morgan had thought that they could have done differently to have kept Waar from dying in the first place, and now, this was what they had to do to make sure that their fault in this was made up for. That was how Morgan felt, watching Waar run down the hillock. As soon as he got down the first hillock, Morgan gave him the command for 'dash' again.
Dash, dash, dash. The command was whistled, of course, since Morgan preferred whistled commands since it was hard for enemies to plan based off of them, they traveled farther, and they were easier to remember. Morgan also tended to use different whistled commands for different creatures, so that the creatures would be able to work in unison without ever being confused. These dash commands were of course repeated each time Waar began to slow, and Morgan was proud to see him reacting to them just a tad faster as he continued to do the thing they'd been repeatedly doing each time they came to the training gym for a long time now. Hopefully, after today, Morgan thought, they would be able to take a break before returning to do more work on this subject. There were, after all, quite a few things that needed to be taught to Waar and not a whole lot of time to do it in, really.
Morgan still wasn't even close to really teaching Waar anything attack-wise. He really didn't need it, not right now anyway. Morgan wanted to teach him more of the self-protection work; already he was excellently self-protective when it came to the defensive list. Morgan had a ton of stuff that needed to be taught to him, anyway. Hopefully it would be more quickly done this go around, since he was wearing that shiny new jewelry. Morgan called the large sarane back, whistling for him, and then called out the command for dash, so that he would run quickly and back this way. Morgan stood at the top of the grass knoll, the first one, and watched as the sarane turned back around quite break-neck and then came back, nearly falling down the hillocks as he ran down them. Yeah, he was going to take a lot more work in the future to get him better at that.
It was pretty worrying, seeing how the drake had such a difficult time going down the hillocks. He had an easier time tearing up the hillocks, but going down them caused him to slip multiple times, and that was just sad to watch. Morgan tried not to be too discouraged by looking at him as he did this; they could fix it, hopefully. It was going to take so much work though, and they almost didn't have time to do it really. Morgan had a lot of responsibilities that would require a ton of work, and really working with Waar had originally been a bit of an impulse thing originally too. It was a real shame that they hadn't' thought this through a lot more, but then again; he had hatched for them! How were they supposed to pass up the buy when the little sarane had actually hatched for them? Morgan continued to call the command for dash.
Waar seemed to be mulling something over, while he was dashing somewhat mindlessly otherwise, Morgan noticed as he got close enough for Morgan to see him much better. It was somewhat interesting, in all honesty, to see a creature that was clever for a beast, suddenly much more intellectual and being able to slowly come to terms with that fact. It was almost enough to take Morgan's mind off of feeling quite a bit upset about the fact that it was Morgan's fault that he was like this. Morgan had been feeling melancholy about him for a while, and it was something that they hoped that he was not truly able to feel. He did, at least, seem to be thinking about something himself, Morgan could tell by the somewhat distracted way that he was dashing, kind of mindlessly back and forth and back and forth as the command was called out.
Well, at least he was able to do this without really thinking about it, even if he wasn't able to go down the hillocks as well as Morgan would have hoped. Yes, this could be worked with, Morgan thought, easily enough perhaps even. Especially since he was beginning to come to terms more with his increase in intelligence that would hopefully allow him to learn more quickly and improve more quickly as well. Or at least that was what Morgan was hoping for personally with having given Waar this boon. He would need it if he was going to make up for the lost time that it took him being broken and then immediately after his death having been brought back to life. At the very least, Morgan hoped to be able to give him back something that might make up for what he lost when Morgan accidentally... Or well, at the very least didn't protect him like he deserved.
That was on Morgan, no matter what else was the cause. For all Morgan knew, and though it was very much a shot in the dark; Waar could have had something wrong with him from birth. Or perhaps he really did choke on that ball that was found in his enclosure. Morgan had no idea, and really, was scared to find out exactly what the truth was. Which was quite ironic, considering that Waar's name really did mean 'Truth'. Maybe that was what made this entire thing really bothersome for Morgan; Morgan tended to give their beings in their charge illustrious names, and it would seem that Waar's was... Particularly poignant considering what happened to him. It was the truth that hurt to look at; that Morgan had failed. Proof that they were unable to perform the things that they wished to be able to do, to fulfill their own ideals in all truth. Waar had managed to begin scrambling up the first hillock and back to Morgan before they knew it.
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that piece of info Ren! <3 | But would it be allowed for the flavor of the rp if the berry wasn't filling enough for the Lotine?
Jun 1, 2020 6:09:21 GMT -6
Renathan: There is no need to double up on a fish and a magical berry (doesn't change the effect of the berry at all) in a lotine breeding.
Jun 1, 2020 6:02:21 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Does anyone know if it is possible to combine both a magical berry and a fish in a Lotine breeding? Or is you can only choose one of them? (right now writing a Lotine breeding)
Jun 1, 2020 5:36:49 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I am still interested in trading it for a green drake.
Jun 1, 2020 0:31:33 GMT -6
Ridelys: If you are still interested in a trade twilight, for your fidelity result, let me know.
May 31, 2020 22:49:49 GMT -6
Riku: I got three pet levels and 15c out of it. <3 And all the necessary posts for my job salary form.
May 31, 2020 18:49:26 GMT -6
Riku: In mine my crossbreed used foxfire to burn it - but then it used incendiary illusion, which was extra scary because my cross is a plant pet with thick fur. It used the distraction to escape. I’m proud of it, and it’s okay that I won’t finish this month.
May 31, 2020 18:48:42 GMT -6
Renathan: *But of course, the RNG was not having that. / In Morgan's story, the Nyssa was a real thing, so I wanted to have two different situations for the variety.
May 31, 2020 18:15:27 GMT -6
Renathan: Yeah, the 'finished the story but the RNGods are being a butt' thing is a rather unfortunate situation to be in. I had already decided that in Ren's story, the elderly woman had lied about the nyssa and just wanted someone to talk to*
May 31, 2020 18:14:49 GMT -6
Riku: That makes sense. I've considered that before. -nod- I hope your non-hxr life is going smoothly.
May 31, 2020 16:38:08 GMT -6
Haix: Just quitting the job. Don't believe I'll be making the ten posts required per month any time soon. XD
May 31, 2020 16:34:01 GMT -6
Riku: Note to haix, I believe you can post the new application form at the same time as the quitting form. Unless you are simply taking an overall break from the job system.
May 31, 2020 16:30:58 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: even AT the gardens yet. XD It sucks when you've finished writing your story and haven't gotten a success, because then its like "well... now what?" XD
May 31, 2020 15:51:47 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: ive found that when there's a quest that might take longer like this, its a good idea to try and space out the story beats to try and roll a success before i get to the meat of the story. XD Like, by the time i was 5 posts in my character wasn't
May 31, 2020 15:51:21 GMT -6