Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 1, 2020 18:07:10 GMT -6
It had been quite some time since Fiera had come to the Eccentric’s Mansion. The last time she had shown up was what… January? December? She honestly couldn’t remember. She hadn’t exactly had a lot of time for it lately. Still, she was back at it again now, and was happy enough to be here. She had heard that March was a rather gentle month for the sadistic mansion, perfect for children. That normally wasn’t much to Fiera’s taste (she hated kiddish stuff), but she figured it would be safe enough to come out with her pets. The last time she came here was with her rakai sarane, Victor, and well… they had nearly died a couple times, if she was being honest. October was a brutal month for the mansion, all covered in spooky things and fearsome monsters. She had gotten what she came for, but it was at an exhausting price.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 1, 2020 18:07:49 GMT -6
This time she had her Zephyr Houluh, Opal. She had worked with him a lot before, having trained him for his debutante show. As a result she had much better expectations this time around for her expedition. Half of the problems she had with Victor last time was because the rakai wasn’t trained in the slightest, and she was forced to work around him as opposed to with him. Opal could still be a bit of a handful because of how energetic he was, but unlike Victor, he actually knew tricks and knew to listen to them when ordered. Even now he was trotting alongside Fiera, whereas Victor would have been pulling at the leash as hard as she could, dragging Fiera along behind him. As if on cue, the houluh looked up at her lovingly and wagged his tail before turning back to the path ahead of them.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 1, 2020 18:08:05 GMT -6
The gates of the mansion were standing before the pair, tall and imposing. The gates were usually pretty consistent from month to month as they were on the very edge of the mansion’s shapeshifting property, but there were still some subtle changes. Fiera could swear that the iron bars were well kept and curlier than usual, instead of the more imposing shapes they usually kept. She shrugged and pushed them open- they didn’t even squeal this time, smoothly opening on their hinges. Opal surged forward, taking in the smells of the mansion almost immediately. Fiera chuckled and let him as she closed the gate behind her. She wasn’t sure that leaving it open would let anything out specifically… but she was hardly about to risk it, eh? Once they were closed, she was happy to follow along after her houluh, who was already barking at the sights of the mansion.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 1, 2020 18:08:44 GMT -6
Fiera turned to see what the commotion was and yes, that was definitely a sight worth barking over. The mansion stood straight down the path in front of them, tall but not scary. In fact, the current guise of the mansion was about as far from it’s Vai Min Mur decorations as it could get. The walls were straight and well built, made of straight white planks of wood slightly overlapping each other. The roof was perfectly shingled with a veritable rainbow of pastel colors, giving it an almost iridescent apeparance. The windows weree round and inviting looking, and even now Fiera could see frilly curtains wafting behind them. The porch was wide and open, stretch around the whole front of the mansion, with a bench swing right next to the door. Everything looked soft to the touch and pleasant to the eyes. Needless to say, Fiera wanted to vomit.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 1, 2020 18:08:59 GMT -6
Opal didn’t seem to mind it though, much to Fiera’s disgust. He set off down the path, sniffing everything that came his way. The path itself was made of soft, short blades of grass, edged on either side by flower covered hillocks. Opal shoved his head into each of those bundles of grass, coming away covered in a different sort of pollen each time, slowly dying his pale head multiple pastel colors. Fiera could only shake her head and sigh. The sky was perfectly clear overhead with the sun shining bright, giving the mansion a warmth that Fiera hadn’t felt in a long time. That wasn’t to say that it was WARM exactly, but the bone chilling temperatures of the past few months just weren’t present here. At least that made it worth sticking around for a bit. Not to mention Opal really needed the walk. He had been so energetic lately.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 1, 2020 18:09:12 GMT -6
She quietly wondered why that was. She supposed it was just the spring weather that was coming in. Spring meant new energy, old snow melting and revealing new things to explore, new things to sniff. Still, she had to find a good outlet for all that energy if she didn’t want him to tear his kennel to bits. There was a salonne show for houluh coming up- perhaps she could direct him toward training for that? She had never entered a salonne show before, but Opal was as good an entry for that as any other houluh. She didn’t know the category yet, but how hard could it be to teach him things for it? She could come up with nearly a dozen tricks off the top of her head. She nodded, her mind made up. Even if she didn’t win, being able to show off in the contest hall would be well worth it.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 1, 2020 18:09:43 GMT -6
Opal didn’t seem too interested in Fiera’s thoughts, and instead was happy to explore what the path had to offer. They were approaching the front porch of the mansion now though, and Fiera gently tugged on his leash to get him to pay attention. “Aren’t you supposed to be a guard dog?” She joked. “You should be on your toes, bud.” She said, but didn’t really mean it. With how cutesy and friendly this month of the mansion was, she didn’t think there’d be enough danger to fill a thimble at this rate. For the first time, Fiera found herself missing the zombie hands. She’d leave the sounds of children that escalated into an eternal screaming, though. Oh well, at least it meant that she’d get to spend some casual time with Opal. The pair stumbled up the staircase, Opal a bit more slowly, not being used to going up stairs.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 1, 2020 18:10:00 GMT -6
The kennels she kept him in had elevators, and Fiera hated walking. Still, they were soon up, and Fiera took a look at her surroundings. The bench swing was to her right, swaying gently in the breeze and colored a soft lavender. She scoffed, and nudged it with her foot. Purple. Ridiculous. Purple was like… her fourth favorite color. As she watched it swing though, she noticed something stuck in its cushions, a brighter orange shade. She stuck her hand between the cushions, and pulled out… an egg. It was bright yellow, with jagged zig zag stripes adorning the shell. It didn’t look painted, which would have been odd, but plausible. Instead it looked as if the egg had been laid with those patterns. What was an egg doing in there? Fiera put it back, opting not to question the mansion’s insanity… or upset whatever mother had laid it and put it there.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 1, 2020 18:10:12 GMT -6
She continued to peek around the porch, looking for anything that could be of interest. The planks were tightly fit and shiplapped, unlike previous seasons. Vai Min Mur and the… watery one saw these planks become massive safety hazards. They were so splintered you could get tetanus just looking at them, and had gaps big enough to fall right through. This time around however, Fiera doubted that even light could get between them, and yet… in some places, there were still some flowers inexplicably growing through them. Mostly dandelion like little puffballs, but a couple of larger creepers as well. There were flowers just about everywhere, now that she thought of it. The path leading up here had been absolutely choked with them, and there were flower boxes at pretty much every window that wasn’t round, with saloon styled shutters wide open above them, letting the fresh spring air into the mansion.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 1, 2020 18:10:35 GMT -6
The humanish thanked her lucky stars that she wasn’t allergic to pollen, all things considered. Or bee stings. With the number of flowers here, she realized that the mansion must have had some vespa sized monstrosities this time of year. Perhaps… going inside would be for the best, she thought. To confirm, Fiera walked over to a nearby window. It was rectangular with clean, pretty glass, and a flower box brimming with some frilly orange things underneath it. They were pretty she supposed, but Fiera knew that she wouldn’t be able to get anything like that growing in her own garden for a couple of weeks now. She peered in through the window, looking for any clues as to what she should expect. Alas, the bright light outside meant that she couldn’t see much of what was inside. All she really got was murky gloom, contrasted by the light that insisted on shining through her fingers as she tried to peek.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 9, 2020 22:20:31 GMT -6
Fiera was back on the grounds of the Eccentric’s Mansion, albeit with a different posse this time. The last time she was here, the humanish had brought Opal, her zephyr houluh with her. It was a brief trip, just to spend some quality time with him before he was entered in the labs’ first salonne show. She was too busy prepping him for that now to have any fun with him, so she likely wouldn’t be travelling with him any time soon. Instead, Fiera had a pair of harachiu with her. She had been hired by a young man, Aster, to train them. Though she supposed ‘train’ wasn’t really the best word for it. Harachiu were essentially small people, and the tricks she was being asked to do weren’t really the sort you’d expect pets to do to perform. They were more like… information. Manners. Stuff like that. If anything, Fiera was more a tutor to them than anything. She had experience with harachiu of course, with her own small flock at home. She hadn’t worked with them as much as she would have liked, but it was sufficient for the list of tasks that she had been given. She hoped.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 9, 2020 22:20:48 GMT -6
The three of them were still in the front yard of the mansion, walking toward the building while on a grassy path. To either side, gently rolling hills stuffed with flowers rose up and down. It was a nice sight, though Fiera was infinitely glad that she didn’t have allergies. March was a nice month for bringing these two in, though. The gentle, kiddish atmosphere meant that she didn’t have to worry about them being in danger or getting into (too much) trouble. In fact, it was almost perfectly designed for the pets she had with her, and the movement passing along the windows of the mansion implied that she wasn’t alone in that. Still, it was a beautiful day, a perfect temperature. The sun was high in the sky and there wasn’t a speck of rain. Not yet, at least. Things would go swimmingly so long as she kept her spirits up, though she did feel bad about bringing these fairies out here to only shove them in another building again, no matter how nice it looked right now. She glanced back at them, where they were trailing behind her. Neither of them were able to fly just yet.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 9, 2020 22:21:04 GMT -6
The pair seemed a little nervous with her, and Fiera supposed she couldn’t blame them. She was a complete stranger after all, whom they had simply been handed over to by their master. Fiera had tried communicating that she was a teacher and potential friend to them, but they hadn’t given any indication that they knew common- or any language, for that matter. Fiera knew that she’d have to let her actions speak for her in this case, then. As a result, she didn’t want to start training right off the bat- that would probably brew bitter feelings between them. Instead, she figured a fun day out to get to know each other would probably be best, and what better place to explore than the ever changing Eccentric’s Mansion? It was a little strange at first- and she was sure that these magically aligned creatures could tell- but once you got into the groove, the mansion was quite fun- not to mention profitable!- to explore. She was sure that with a little time, these twos’ frowns would turn right upside down, and they would be having fun in no time. And with any luck that would make them trust her more when it came time to train.
Fiera Ferella: I picked mine because ive always wanted to write an amphadron tbh. :0 I'm eager to see how it'll turn out!
Jul 11, 2020 22:00:43 GMT -6
Riku: Oh, I see what you mean now, Nerius. Dang...that’s a good point. How do we get around it? Naturally we will look at the opponent’s stats - which can’t be done IC. Hm.
Jul 11, 2020 14:30:04 GMT -6
Èdan: Not necessarily, there's stuff that can affect a foe's aim in the same turn
Jul 11, 2020 8:51:23 GMT -6
Nerius: The lack of suspense. I slogged through them all for the points, but it got super tedious to write. (This isn't specific to mosca, just a general 'why I'm eh on this tourny'.)
Jul 11, 2020 6:40:13 GMT -6
Nerius: And it's not about "winning", rather I was referring to the disaster that was my attempt at the petite tournament. And how one glance at the stats made me go 'yep, gonna loose this one', and be proven right in every single round. It's not the loss, but..
Jul 11, 2020 6:39:31 GMT -6
Nerius: Yes, the dreaded auto-hit or auto-miss can strike at any time, but what I mean is the only way a mosca is loosing is if there's a un/lucky dice roll.
Jul 11, 2020 6:36:02 GMT -6
Èdan: Don't forget there's moves and abilities that halve dex or affect the opponent's aim. Not to mention, never underestimate the cruelty of a natural 1
Jul 11, 2020 6:16:47 GMT -6
Riku: High dex can miss. I had an unbroken brown who won like three fights by sheer luck of the enemy missing over and over. Lol Besides, not to be cliche, but...it’s not all about winning. You can come in second place and still get 23 pit points.
Jul 11, 2020 0:48:50 GMT -6
Jack: Don't forget to PM me your intent if you're entering! I need to know before training!
Jul 10, 2020 17:29:29 GMT -6
Fanged: I'll be going with a huntress mosca build I have in mind.
Jul 10, 2020 17:12:28 GMT -6
Xentus: I'm the one who's entering fully intending to utilize the 9 dex flighty mosca. Curious to find what might beat it
Jul 10, 2020 17:07:55 GMT -6
Flare: In opinion, I have a kakum baakir set aside for Flare's usage, but I've never worked with it. It'll be a new species to work with. Just because soemone enters a 9 dex creature doesn't 100% mean they'll win.
Jul 10, 2020 17:04:42 GMT -6
Nerius: Would use one myself, but I don't want to waste a re-growth on something I'll never do anything with outside this tournament, especially since there's no guarantee there will be enough people for it to run.
Jul 10, 2020 15:53:52 GMT -6
Nerius: I was looking at the stats of the creatures that could be entered, when it was first announced. Someone enters a flighty mosca? They're going to win. There's nothing that can move faster, and nothing that can survive a hit from wing buff while in flight
Jul 10, 2020 15:52:37 GMT -6
Nerius: I've considered it, as I do want the pit points, but I dunno. My last attempt at tournament rush training uh, did not go well *coughwhiptailcough*. Plus I suspect someone's going to enter a mosca and basically auto-win.
Jul 10, 2020 15:49:29 GMT -6
Riku: Hopefully more people do. Counting myself, I think there’s only 4 right now. 🤔
Jul 9, 2020 17:21:27 GMT -6
Flare: I'm gonna enter
Jul 9, 2020 14:48:47 GMT -6