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.
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