Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 9, 2020 22:21:22 GMT -6
The first of the harachiu she had today was named Echo. She was a beautiful Yin harachiu, or she was as far as Fiera could tell. She was fairly young for a harachiu, so her legginess might be due to youth as opposed to an indicator of her breed. Furthermore, she was differently colored from you average harachiu as well. Instead of pinks and lavenders, her wings and clothing were dark shades of green, purple, and black, even though her skin and hair were just as light as other members of her breed. Fiera had to admit it was a very attractive look, though she wasn’t sure how to communicate it to her just yet. She was definitely the more shy of the pair, too. She hung around behind Yoru, and any time Fiera glanced at her, she’d catch Echo shyly looking away, trying as hard as she could to not meet Fiera’s eyes. Again, Fiera couldn’t blame her. She was probably just a creepy stranger in this girl’s eyes, but hopefully this trip could change that a bit. Well, actually, it would have to- Fiera couldn’t imagine her tutorship going well if she couldn’t gain this harachiu’s trust at all.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 9, 2020 22:21:44 GMT -6
The other was a young male harachiu named Yoru. She was told that Yoru was some sort of brownie, but… didn’t those usually not have wings? Fiera was admittedly a little confused about it. She had never owned a brownie though, or any other form of wingless harachiu for that matter, so she supposed she didn’t have a great deal of say in the matter. She would just shrug her shoulders and teach Yoru regardless. He was also quite easy on the eyes if she was being honest, though in quite a different way from Echo. His wings, hair, and outfit were completely monochrome in shades of black, grey, and white. The stark contrast was interesting to look at, though the harachiu likely knew no difference- all he knew was that sometimes people looked at him for longer than they did others. And he seemed perfectly fine with that! In Fiera’s eyes, he acted like a classic kid. He was attention seeking, but adventurous. Constantly trying to do something to get noticed, but didn’t cause too much trouble doing it. Fiera normally didn’t like kids, but she had to admit that his antics were at least a little charming to her.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 10, 2020 16:28:02 GMT -6
Walking through the grounds of the Eccentric’s Mansion, Fiera found some… interesting trinkets in the grass. An odd looking egg glimmered in the grass, but it fell to pieces when Fiera picked it. She made a brief noise of surprise, and the harachiu came rushing over to investigate. “No, no, it’s… it’s fine.” She said awkwardly, trying to piece it back together. It wasn’t exactly working though, so she just shoved the whole thing in her bag. It was fine. It was fine! She’d fix it later. The harachiu didn’t look entirely impressed though, no matter how much she smiled at them awkwardly. Then there were two paper lanterns. She hummed and hawed over them before putting them in her bag too. She was always finding odd items around the mansion, and some more frequently than others. There were some items per month that were usually much more common than others, and could be traded in at the wishing well for special prizes. If Fiera’s notion was correct, these little lanterns were those items for this month. As a result, it would be worth her while to collect as many of them as possible, if the humanish could manage it.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 10, 2020 16:28:18 GMT -6
Thankfully the little lanterns folded up easily, their magical light winking out when they were put into a more compressed shape. When she popped them back open again, the light returned in full force with no visible source. Weird, but she’d live with it. Without further ado, she put the lanterns away in her backpack, sitting in the grassy field with the harachiu. Then there was a third item… a handful of coins! Fiera grabbed them greedily, always up for more credits… but upon grasping them, she realized that what looked like copper was really a thin layer of foil. She sighed with disappointment, and pulled the foil away. Underneath was… chocolate! Well, that wasn’t a total bust, she supposed. She popped one into her mouth before she felt a tiny spot of pressure on her pants. The younger (or perhaps just smaller?) harachiu, Yoru, seemed interested in what she was holding, grabbing her pants with one hand and holding a hand up with the other. “...You want some?” Fiera said awkwardly. “Yes? No?” To her surprise, Yoru spoke back- though she realized it was only mimicry, as opposed to actual speech. That was fair, though- how else was he meant to learn?
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 10, 2020 16:28:37 GMT -6
“Wansome!” The little creature said, reaching up toward the coins in Fiera’s hand. She nodded agreeably. “Alright, if you want some, I’ll let you have some.” She said, and unwrapped another coin. Applying a bit of pressure, she was able to easily break it in half. One half she handed to Yoru. “Can you say ‘thank y-’ oh.” She said. She was trying to get the harachiu to mimic her some more, but instead he immediately snatched the candy from her hand and ran off to a nearby bush to eat it. Well, she could see the reasoning in that. Besides, it gave her an opportunity to give away the other half of the chocolate coin without being bothered. “Hi, Echo.” She said, addressing the shyer harachiu. She held out the other half of the piece of candy to her. “You want some too?” She said softly. Unlike Yoru, Echo didn’t respond, or at least not verbally. Fiera knew she had good reason to be shy- the humanish was a perfect stranger, after al- so she wasn’t going to push it. Still, the more these two could be inundated with language and treated like they were capable of carrying a conversation, the better.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 10, 2020 16:28:53 GMT -6
That was how human babies were taught, after all- speaking to them until they picked up the meaning of words. This made a good first effort toward that goal. Regardless though, Echo didn’t say anything- she just reached out wordlessly and took the chocolate half. She stood there staring at Fiera awkwardly, with Fiera staring back before the humanish realized that perhaps Echo wanted a little privacy. She flicked her ears in one direction and looked in another, trying to make it look like she wasn’t paying attention. When she did that, Echo finally dug into her treat, joining Yoru in a copse of crab grass to eat. The harachiu didn’t seem to have their own language and thus couldn’t speak to each other, but the pair appeared to have a mutual understanding of sorts regardless. Fiera smiled gently in their general direction- they were certainly a lot more pleasant to deal with than certain other pets she had trained. Like that one custom wiurn, Nazura. Ugh, that had been a nightmare to deal with. She had managed to train him successfully yes, but she had never been more exhausted in her life than when she delivered him back to his owner.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 10, 2020 16:29:12 GMT -6
Fiera glanced around before getting more lost in her thoughts, though. The trio of them, tutor and harachius, were in a field of flowers, the mansion in the distance. Soft grass and petals were under their hands, and she could see some colorful trees dotting the yard in the distance. Fiera had considered taking them into the mansion proper, but it was such a beautiful day. She didn’t want to waste it with these two cooped up inside. Besides, what better place was there for a flock of fairies than a field of flowers? If anything, it would help Fiera get to know them better- if they were comfortable in their environment and felt like they were in their element, then hopefully they’d be willing to open up to the humanish more. That was the idea, at least. There was no telling if she was predicting this correctly, but all she could do was try. When the harachiu were done with their treat, Fiera dumped the rest of the chocolate coins in her bag. If worst came to worst, she could use the rest of those to bribe them into cooperating later. They seemed pretty well behaved right now, though.
A jackalope chases a hummingbird around; though one is groundbound, they seem to be having fun? A strange staff emerges nearby from... Somewhere. A pinwheel sits next to a softly glowing lantern as well.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 10, 2020 22:24:48 GMT -6
As Fiera watched the kids- the HARACHIU, a flash of movement caught her eye. Bounding across the fields was a jackalope, with a… bug? Of some sort? Flying around its head. The jackalope was spotted with white and brown, and the bug was a bright jewel tone of blue. Fiera watched as they came closer and closer to where the three of them were sitting, apparently not afraid at all. She supposed they wouldn’t be- this was a rather ‘harmless’ month for the mansion, after all. The sun was bright, the critters were friendly, and all sharp edges were sanded off. For now. Upon their approach though, Fiera realized that the blue thing wasn’t a bug at all- it was a hummingbird! She hummed happily as it approached. She had heard of these things as a child, of course, but had never actually seen one in person, despite her family’s extensive household gardens. Yet from the way this thing acted, you’d think they were a common, every day creature. She felt like she could almost reach out her finger and the little bird would just land upon it. She knew that wouldn’t happen though- despite this month’s theme, she was no fairy tale princess.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 10, 2020 22:25:08 GMT -6
The harachiu seemed fascinated though, as both jackalope and hummingbird landed in their little clearing. They peered from their little copse of crab grass, spying on the pocket pets as if they were going to vanish into thin air at any second. The pocket pets didn’t seem bothered at all, and continued to playfully chase each other in circles in plain sight of Fiera and her charges. The harachiu pair looked at her, and then back at the two creatures that had approached them. “What are you looking at me for, then?” She scoffed, and then realized. “Oh right, I’m looking after you right now. You’re SUPPOSED to be coming to me for permission to do stuff. Ugh, what a drag. Alright yeah, go play! Can’t imagine I’ll lose sight of you, you’re all as brightly colored as… the paint aisle of a home improvement store. If it threw up. Anyway, get out of here.” She said, waving her hand in the general direction of the harachiu while smiling. That smile was immediately reflected on Yoru’s face, and she even managed to get a slight smile on Echo’s face as well. The progress was slow, but it was still progress.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 10, 2020 22:25:26 GMT -6
As quick as she gave them approval, they practically jumped out of the grass and toward the jackalope. The horned rabbit froze for a moment, and the harachiu froze in turn. Then the hummingbird made a couple of quick loops, landing on Echo’s shoulder. The other three creatures stared at it in awe before it gave Echo a sharp peck on the head before buzzing off again. Echo shrieked with laughter at apparently being dubbed ‘it’, and the other three scattered. Realizing that she’d likely have to follow them soon, Fiera looked around for something to possibly help her keep up. Ah, that’d do. She grabbed a nearby branch that was wrapped in pretty leaves and vines. It was a little odd, all things considered, what with the fact that there were no trees in this area. It was a completely open field. But she had seen much stranger things in the Eccentric’s Mansion, and so she wasn’t about to question the appearance of a nice walking stick. Without further ado, Fiera slipped her backpack back on and used the stick to help her haul herself to her feet, her back cracking with protest. Ugh, why’d she ever sit down.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 10, 2020 22:25:42 GMT -6
Standing up at least gave her a better vantage point though, and she peered out across the fields, immediately spotting the harachiu and their new friends. Despite not being able to fly, they were keeping up with the other more nimble creatures well enough. Fiera walked after them, keeping pace at a comfortable distance. She didn’t want to spook them out of the game, after all. They could definitely move their legs faster, but the length of Fiera’s strides alone meant that it was easy for her to keep pace with the critters. The walking stick helped too, in that she could reach down and herd them a bit in a particular direction if they were veering off too far one way or another. High pitched giggles filled the air as she walked, and for once Fiera couldn’t say she disliked them. Normally she loathed children, or at least the idea of them. She’d never had any of her own, and found the wailing, snotty creatures rather irritating. But right now, hearing tiny laughter and the pattering of feet, she felt at least neutral, if not happy. The hummingbird dove down from above every so often to be tagged by the others.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 10, 2020 22:26:00 GMT -6
The jackalope wove in and out of the way. The harachiu smacked every single creature they could get their tiny hands on. It was a lot of fun to watch, all things considered, if just for the rule free madness of it all. Fiera could see why they liked it- she was a bit of an agent of chaos herself. It certainly gave them an opportunity to get some energy out and wear themselves down a bit. She bet that they’d be plenty hungry by the time lunch rolled around. After a few minutes though, Fiera felt something familar on her leg. She looked down to see Yoru’s face looking up at her, and he was patting her leg. “What. You need something? You don’t look hurt.” She said gruffly, but he didn’t let up on hitting her and grinning. It was almost like he… oh. “Oh, I’M it now, are I?” She said with a grin creeping onto her face. He laughed again when the realization started dawning, and raced off before she had the opportunity to say no. “Oh come on!” Fiera said, laughing. “I’m too old for this! I’ll squish you! I will!” She said, but started running after them regardless.
Riku: Welcome back, Sevryn.
Aug 6, 2020 20:32:26 GMT -6
Sevyrn: Player guide doesn't specify so I'm guessing the answer is to wait - am I able to hop back in to roleplaying after getting set back up, or am I to wait until character approval?
Aug 6, 2020 20:27:17 GMT -6
Sevyrn: Thank you very much c:
Aug 6, 2020 13:14:24 GMT -6
Morgan: That's great, let me know if you wind up needing help to find it, and I'll do some digging. c:
Aug 6, 2020 12:58:36 GMT -6
Sevyrn: I've already found most of my older stuff (or most of it, anyways). Still gotta get my old mining/gardening thread but that's about it.
Aug 6, 2020 12:54:34 GMT -6
Morgan: Are you able to find all of your things on the old site, or do you need assistance in locating them?
Aug 6, 2020 12:48:19 GMT -6
Morgan: Yes, you are totally allowed to grab all of your old stuff. I think the characters are fine to go, as long as they aren't changed (if they are changed, they need to be reaccepted), as for Credits, message Jack with a link to your old account. c:
Aug 6, 2020 12:47:55 GMT -6
Sevyrn: Am I able to just grab all my stuff over from the old site? Would the character need to be re-accepted? And what would the deal with old credits be if anything at all? Coming back here would be a fun thing to do on my days off.
Aug 6, 2020 12:46:30 GMT -6