Post by Fiera Ferella on Jul 10, 2019 14:54:28 GMT -6
Fiera had come to the APAA alone, having heard that one could find some rare creatures here on occasion. Sometimes for whatever reason people got sick of their pets (why, Fiera couldn't imagine), and abandoned them here. She was dressed sharply, in a way that she hoped came off as responsible. After a brief run through of the paperwork, Fiera asked Matthew if he had anything... interesting in stock. An eyebrow raising question to some, but she got her answer nonetheless. She was told about a creature that, to her, sounded absolutely amazing, with the ID number 0096. A winged, fanciful mix of creatures. Once extinct, this was one of the few individuals brought back to life through some combination of magic and science. A gentle herbivore that ate bamboo, with soft, fluffy ears. Some sort of creature called... an Inkrum. With that, she was sent off, wandering through the halls, with flights of fantasy running through her head.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jul 10, 2019 14:59:07 GMT -6
Which of these creatures could it be? She stopped in front of a green, feathered creature with a sweet face and a rounded beak. Could this be it? She looked at the ID... oh. No, that was a gallor. She kept moving through the facility, thinking quietly. She'd surely know it when she saw it- something graceful, elegant, soft, and sweet. Perhaps soft white fur and gentle paws, with adorable, twitching whiskers. She had heard of a lot of creatures since coming here, but "Inkrum" was a new one. With such a pretty name and incredible rarity, they must be of great beauty, resulting in them being so highly sought after. She felt so lucky to have the opportunity to adopt one! Finally, a familiar ID caught her eye- number 0096! She pranced over happily, peering into the cage, excited to meet her new... uh... oh dear. What in the world was that.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jul 10, 2019 15:06:32 GMT -6
The creature inside the cage... technically fit the description she was given. Fluffy ears, yes. Wings, also yes. But the rest of it, was... unfortunate looking, to say the least. It had a ridged, lumpy shell. Four segmented insect legs poked out from it's belly, twitching uncomfortably. Did it even have a head? She certainly couldn't see it. It was like a weird bird-turtle. A birdle, one could say. She crouched down, looking at it closer. It was currently flipped over on it's back, making some sort of weird wheezing noise. Was it sick? What a bizarre disappointment. "Uhh... hello there. Inkrum. Thingy." She said, gently placing a finger on it. Suddenly, two bright eyes opened up in the void on it's front, and the wheezing stopped as it flicked to look at her. It's legs went from twitching to waving around in a wild frenzy, and it's wings began beating frantically. Fiera yelped in surprise and leapt away toward the opposite wall.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jul 10, 2019 15:13:15 GMT -6
After a few moments panic, she realized that she had simply woken the creature up, and it wasn't fond of having a stranger touching it. She supposed that was fair, and sat down again, waiting for it to calm. After a minute though, she realized it hadn't stopped its frantic movements. Instead, the flapping of the inkrum's wings just made it rotate in place slowly. She stared at for a moment before coming to a realization. Was it stuck? Did it manage to flip itself over and just wear itself out trying to flip back? She chuckled. "That's kind of pathetic, buddy. Here, I'll help you out." She slipped her hand between the bars of the cage and tried to fiddle with its shell, but the creature only flapped further away, trying its best to slap her with its feathery wings. "Come on, I'm trying to he-ow! Stop that!" She grumbled, swatting at the inkrum.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jul 10, 2019 15:18:25 GMT -6
Approximately 30 seconds later, Fiera finally managed to get a grip on the creature's shell. It didn't make any noise, but it did make its displeasure known by trying to stab her fingers with its legs. "I am trying," She grunted, dragging it closer. "To show compassion you ungrateful... thing." Once she got it close enough to get some leverage, Fiera slipped her other arm in, and carefully lifted the bottom of the shell, flipping it back over with only a little bit of effort. The inkrum immediately got its legs back under it, skittering back to the other corner of the cage. Fiera snorted. "Yeah, you're welcome." Even though it was clearly ungrateful for the help, Fiera couldn't help but be a little charmed by its stubborn attitude. Sure, it was ugly, but... there was some sort of cuteness there that she couldn't put her finger on. Like the dogs with the mushed in faces.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jul 10, 2019 15:24:56 GMT -6
Fiera put her chin on a hand, looking lazily into the cage. "Are you sure you don't want to come say hi?" She said. The inkrum pulled its wings in even closer and tucked its legs underneath it, the closest such a creature could give to an emphatic "no". It wasn't disinterested though- Fiera couldn't help but notice that its eyes had been trained on her the whole time. "Oh, well, that's fine then." She said, stretching and giving a fake yawn. She then rifled through the bag she brought with her, drawing out some familiar plants. "I guess I'll just have to eat this bamboo all by myself then. Which sucks, because I can't think of anything I want to do less than try to crunch through raw bamboo." Its facial expression and posture didn't change, but Fiera could have sworn she saw the inkrum's ears perk up a bit.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jul 10, 2019 15:36:55 GMT -6
"Oh what's that?" She said, putting a hand over her mouth dramatically. "Could it be? Do you like bamboo too? Well goodness, don't we have so much in common." She offered it through the bars of the cage, waving it enticingly. The inkrum's ears raised all the way up, but still the creature didn't move. Fiera's mouth twitched, and she set the bunch down just inside the cage. "Well, it's there if you want it." She said, before turning around to lean against the cage bars. She gave it a half minute, a minute, two, just sitting quietly, before she heard the sound of quiet munching coming from inside the cage. She looked back over her shoulder languidly. Sure enough, the inkrum had crept over and started munching on the bamboo, using its front legs to guide each stick into its mouth like a hamster with a carrot. Like before, it made no noises, the only sound coming from it chewing on the bamboo.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jul 10, 2019 15:54:34 GMT -6
"Enjoying yourself?" She said quietly. The inkrum glanced up at her and flattened its ears with displeasure, shoving the bamboo in its mouth even faster. Fiera didn't bother it though, and just continued to watch. She admitted it- even though it wasn't what she was expecting, she was greatly amused by this stubborn little guy. It didn't compromise for her, but had stopped being outwardly aggressive. It reminded her of herself in a way. Well, except for the ugliness. Fiera thought she was quite gorgeous. But if she took this inkrum home, she'd at least be able to provide it with a kindred spirit. She was interrupted from her thoughts by a dull clanging noise and pressure on her back. Looking back, it would appear that the inkrum had finished its meal. Most creatures would attempt to beg for more, with a gentle paw or cute eyes. The inkrum instead thought it was a good idea to demand more food by headbutting her through the bars. She smiled. Adorable.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jul 10, 2019 16:00:16 GMT -6
"All right then, all right, I'll get you some more." She said, raising her hands in mock defeat. The inkrum seemed unperturbed by her response, and kept gently headbutting the bars. Instead of putting her hands down though... she decided to try something. She slipped one hand through the bars again, and tried to gently scratch the inkrum behind an ear. It immediately stopped hitting the bars, and hunkered down again, pulling its legs and wings in... but didn't retreat to the back of the cage. In fact, it didn't even put its ears down, instead regarding her coldly. She rolled her eyes. "All right then. I get it, you're still hungry. I'll be right back, and then we'll see if I can go do something about that." She stood up, and brushed herself off before grabbing the paperwork back. "Don't go anywhere now!" She chuckled as she started to fill out the papers. With any luck, the inkrum would be coming home with her by the end of the day.
Twilight-Claw: And usually I do notice those things. x3
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Twilight-Claw: Lol, I honestly hadn't noticed them until you said that Darky! XD
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Darky: With bonus feesh~
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Twilight-Claw: Awesome growth! And I see they still got the birds flying around them. x3
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Morgan: The Shabutau eyes are so expressive! I'm impressed with them. c:
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Twilight-Claw: *Dances* Yes! Primal Expertise is here! <3 Just now noticed the list with what is updated, thanks Silver! Definitely loving all those tiny updates that where made with the rest as well! <3
Aug 1, 2022 15:20:01 GMT -6
Darky: Yep, they're def 5-fingered, complete with a thumb :3 And danku~
Jul 21, 2022 4:04:19 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: The Dynasty Tat-Lung looks awesome Darky! You made them look really cool! I think I even see a thumb in their design that fits their most likely one to read books in their design. <3
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Twilight-Claw: I like this part "and would like to remind you that lost digit reattachment is a service offered at all Labs-Aligned hospitals within the city." of them a lot for some reason, I don't think many people go to that establishment a lot. x3
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Twilight-Claw: I didn't even noticed it was double headed until it got mentioned in the cbox (which was really just five seconds after seeing them! XD). :3
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Fiera Ferella: I'm glad you like them!! Seeing as they're a retired breed, I wanted the Magestorm to be extra special.
Jul 1, 2022 21:08:53 GMT -6
Morgan: Oh, the Magestorm being double headed is a really neat surprise! What a cute species. c:
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Fiera Ferella: Afraid I don't have any. :C
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Darky: Btw, still on the lookout for 1 sapling flower if anyone has any spares? (Not picky about colour~)
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