Where to explore first? There were steps up to the.. steering area. In his defense, Nerius had never been on an actual ship before in his life, at it was to be expected that he didn't know many of the terms. He climbed the steps, which were a little hazardous given they were made out of snow, but he managed to make it to the top without slipping. Juniper watched, but didn't follow up the steps, content to wait below on the main deck.
The large wheel was the centerpiece, made of ice, and almost looked as it if could actually turn. Nerius was almost tempted to try it, but was distracted by the faint ringing of a bell. Looking around, he spotted a silver bell, the pale color almost hidden by the snow. But, there was no obvious sign of anything that could have rang it. There was, almost more oddly, a plushie next to the bell, but that couldn't be the source, right?
He could sense a faint tingle of magic, but it was so mild, and the mansion so saturated with magic, that he couldn't tell if it was just 'background radiation', or actually something. The plushie itself didn't have a sense of magic, at least, and he was fine with adding it to the backpack with the bell. Those were hardly items one expected to loot from a pirate ship, even a snow one, but Nerius wasn't complaining.
Though he did look around, there wasn't a whole lot else up near the ship's wheel, and after giving a last lookover, headed back down to the main deck. Juniper was happy to have him back closer, she wasn't exactly at home on the ship, made of snow and ice or not. This was unusually skittish, even for the shy evergreen, but he blamed their welcoming committee. She hadn't been nearly this timid when they'd gone to the park.
Where to next? He was curious if there was anything higher up, in the.. bird's nest, or something, but that didn't seem like a good idea. While he had some climbing ability, Nerius wasn't the best climber, and he didn't know how sturdy the icy 'rope's were. More than regular ice, certainly, but enough to hold a person? It really wasn't worth risking, and besides, there was plenty down further below.
Walking around the deck, which seemed to be equipped with the snowy equivalent of anything needed to run a ship, Nerius spotted an open door frame that lead down to a lower deck. So the structure was hollow. Had it been a normal sculpture, he would have been concerned about the stability, but the snow ship seemed to be made by and held together with magic. Nerius was interested in exploring the lower decks, but Juniper wasn't thrilled with thee idea. She balked a bit at the doorway, and made an unhappy noise.
But once again, the evergreen didn't want to be left behind, and nervously followed Nerius down into the snow ship. It wasn't as dark as he expected, some light was able to filter through the snow, casting everything in an odd, blue tinted light. To his extremely inexperienced eye, this part of the ship was some sort of living or sleeping quarters for the crew. Or would be if it weren't made out of snow, and actually had a crew. There were numerous hammocks, some rolled, some fully set up, all made out of ice. There were other assorted goods, most of which he couldn't name (lets call them more shippy bits), and many crates.
They weren't like treasure chests, but if he had to guess, Nerius would expect them to be footlockers for the (nonexistent) sailors. He doubted they'd be full of gold and jewels, but they were worth looking in, assuming they actually opened, and weren't just solid chunks of snow or ice.
Kneeling down for a closer look, Nerius inspected one of the 'closed' lockers. Unfortunately, it did seem to be a solid slab of snow, and he also couldn't see any outlines inside to suggest there was something within. A bit of a disappointment, but not overly surprising. But some of the others could hold something, and so he continued looking. Juniper, while still a bit skittish looking, at least was a bit more curious about the ice hammocks, and was inspecting the strange hanging things. Hopefully she wouldn't break one.
A lot of the lockers were 'closed', Nerius realized as he searched around, but a few were open, even if they only held snowy replicas of a sailors personal gear. That wasn't terribly special, not to mention anything would likely melt if he removed it. Still, he'd found the plush and the bell, so it wasn't out of the question that he'd find something else not made of ice down here.
As it turned out, Nerius did find something not made out of ice, but not in a way he expected. He had to duck as something came zooming out of an open locker as he approached. Was that..? Yes, that was an owl. Why was there an owl in the crew quarters of a snow ship? Or any ship, for that matter. He could only stare as the bird awkwardly flew around the enclosed space, before coming to land in the evergreen's branches. The lemming was still up there too, she was starting to look like one of those storybook princesses with their woodland animals.
Well, at least he didn't have to worry about trying to catch it. A lemming was one thing, but Nerius doubted he'd be able to catch an owl with his bare hands. Even if he could, it was probably a bad idea, they had those sharp talons and beak.
But he'd heard something else hit the 'ground' as the owl made its hasty exit. It had sounded metallic, and as he looked around the floor, he spotted another bell. There sure were a lot of those around, but he added it to his backpack haul just the same. He glanced in the locker the owl had flown out of, in case there was anything else not made of ice to be found, but it was empty.
The other lockers all appeared to be closed, or only containing icy gear. He could keep looking here, but there was more of the ship he hadn't seen, and this wasn't the most interesting of places. Such as what looked to be the.. gun.. housing.. place. Nerius still didn't know anything about ships, but on reaching the end of the crew quarters, there was a doorway that led to room with canons. Juniper was still interested in the strange, snowy gear, and had tried to pick up a snow boot without success.
It was a boot made of snow, not for walking in it, and when she tried to pick it up, in crumbled. Nerius had entered the cannon room (armory?), and noticed the evergreen was lagging behind. "Come on Juniper," he called. She didn't even wear boots, silly creature. Once he was sure she was coming, turned his attention back to the room.
The snowy cannons were just as detailed as the rest of the ship, though with his lack of knowledge Nerius had no idea how accurate they were. There was even ammunition to go with them, massive cannonballs made out of ice sat in piles next to the weapons, and some of the cannons were even loaded. There didn't seem to be a way to fire them, which wasn't odd given they were made out of snow, and Nerius wouldn't have known how even if they could be fired. He had to admit it would be kind of fun.
And he likely wouldn't be able to move the real thing, judging by the icy replicas, there was no way he'd be able to lift an actual iron cannonball of that size. The ice versions would be heavy enough. But even if they couldn't be fired, he could still keep exploring, though there wasn't a whole lot other than weaponry. Personal weapons as well, he had no idea if that was normal for a real ship, but there were revolvers and swords, all made out of ice, on weapon racks along the interior wall.
Really Nerius had no real reason to pick one up, but they looked sturdy enough, and, well, he wanted to play with the pirate swords, even if they were made out of ice. The hilt was cold, as expected, but didn't appear to melt any as he held it. Tn a way that wasn't remotely correct, for that matter, he wasn't a swordsman, and had no idea what he was doing. Juniper had no idea what he was doing either, and just stared as he messed around with the ice sword.
His swings of the sword were as bad as his grip, and the less said about his footwork the better, but he was having fun playing pirate, and that's what mattered, right? Yes, he was very much confusing the evergreen, who watched with a little concern, careful to stay out of the way of his untrained flailing. She may not have known what proper swordfighting looked like, but was smart enough to stay out of the way of this.
It was probably for the best that Nerius wasn't holding an actual sword, though the tip of the ice weapon was likely sharp enough to still stab someone. Probably on accident, given his lack of abilities; he was dangerous with a sword, and not in a skilled fighter kind of way. He'd never had any kind of training, and as fun as this may have been, it wasn't really on his list of priorities.
While another pocketpet looked on from afar, cowering from the sudden movements of the icy sword, a glowing mote might come out and dance along with the blade. Just don't trip on any of those bells - why are there so many laying around, anyway?
Nerius was still having fun with his imaginary swordfight when the mote joined him, swirling around the blade, the green light reflecting oddly through the ice blade. It didn't seem malicious, it seemed curious if anything, and his sword flailing changed from a fake swordfight, to playing with the mote. It spun along with the blade, sometimes even passing through it, and though the mote appeared to be made of fire, it didn't harm the ice blade.
He hadn't noticed the other pocketpet yet, but Juniper had, and she cautiously walked over to the little critter. It seemed to have the right idea about Nerius' "swordfighting", in her opinion. She was at least trying to be friendly, and after a bit of convincing, she was able to pick it up. It could join the other pocketpets in her branches, though had to be careful not to let it fall, flippers weren't as good at gripping as claws were.
Nerius was still playing with the sword and mote when, well, he didn't trip over the bells, but he hadn't noticed they were there, and accidentally kicked one. It was sent flying with an awful crash, and Nerius grimaced at the sound. Opps? Juniper had been startled, as had the pocketpets in her branches. Was she just that skittish, or was Nerius' behavior just that strange?
He should probably pick those up before he did trip over one, and besides, his arms were getting tired. Why no, he still hadn't built up any upper body strength, thanks for asking. Nerius set down the ice sword, then walked over to pick up the bell. He figured he should look around in case there was anything else, and sure enough, there was a second bell. He grabbed that one too, if this had been a real pirate ship, it would have picked a very strange merchant vessel to rob for this loot.
It wasn't jewels and gold, but it was something, and he'd take it. He decided to look around for anything else, there's weren't a lot of places for things to hide, like with the lockers, so he didn't really expect to find much. Well, that wasn't made of snow and ice. There were many more cannons, ammunition, revolvers, and swords, but there was nothing he could take with him, at least that wouldn't melt. Well, other than the mote, it had continued to follow Nerius even after he'd put down the ice sword, and it seemed it would be going with him.
The armory, or whatever this room was, looked to be a dead end in the ship, the only way out was back through the crew quarters. He kept an eye out for anything he'd missed before, but didn't see anything. Other than yet another pocketpet in Juniper's branches, and he stared as she balanced what looked like a sealion.
Morgan: No one knows yet. But I did want to make it clear that the jar itself isn't used for lotine husbandry in any way. c:
Jun 5, 2020 4:24:19 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I'm only assuming that it does something similar like a Fungal Beast that infects a Leaf-scatter. (the one with moss and I think it was a pink flower growing on the head.)
Jun 5, 2020 4:18:34 GMT -6
Silver: I'll try it soon and we'll find out!
Jun 5, 2020 4:16:11 GMT -6
Silver: I don't think anyone knows yet!
Jun 5, 2020 4:16:05 GMT -6
Darky: What did the 'infection' do again?
Jun 5, 2020 4:14:43 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for this information, its really useful to know! <3
Jun 5, 2020 4:14:30 GMT -6
Morgan: The lolatic doesn't disappear after one use, and can be reused on the same lotine when it is allowed to 'infect' a lotine- to my knowledge.
Jun 5, 2020 1:41:37 GMT -6
Morgan: The only effect/thing that the jar can be used for is to open up into a lolatic. The jar itself has no use in lotine breedings.
Jun 5, 2020 1:39:52 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: and the jar is then gone, if with the creature I am more guessing with this the creature doesn't disappear and it has unlimited use.
Jun 5, 2020 0:17:55 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Something else I am wondering about with the Lotine breeding is whether one would use the jar the Lolatic comes from in the breeding, or actually the creature itself. I'm assuming with it if its the jar, then it gives people only one shot in a breeding,
Jun 5, 2020 0:16:08 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Then using it in my rps is definitely just for the sake of rp's and not for anything additional.
Jun 5, 2020 0:12:17 GMT -6
Renathan: Fish are unlimited use once bought though. c:
Jun 4, 2020 22:31:17 GMT -6
Renathan: There's no additional effect for adding a fish to a magical berry in a lotine breeding. Magical Berry is kinda it's own thing. Adding a fish for roleplay value shouldn't hurt, but it has no effect when used on a magical berry lotine breeding.
Jun 4, 2020 22:27:14 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: be just for the sake of rp, and perhaps seeing if it might lent a bigger chance to multiple offspring with unique pattern. X3
Jun 4, 2020 15:31:01 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I think your right on it being unlimited use yeah, although.. *cough* I only found out a couple hours after I started writing that I had yet to buy the fish in question so used the one you could get for free as a replacement, it still was meant to mostly
Jun 4, 2020 15:30:59 GMT -6
Riku: From what I loosely understand about the fish is that it isn't one-use, whereas the berry is. I feel like there wouldn't be any consequence of 'using' the fish...which I'd think just ooc wouldn't be counted for whatever rolls or whatever it is that it uses
Jun 3, 2020 14:14:30 GMT -6
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