How had Ashe talked her into this? She was admittedly a little nervous as she approached the alter, looking at the pictures on the walls. She trailed her hand across the carvings, curious but a little wary. She could feel the energy in this place, like a feeling of waiting. Not dread, just expectancy, waiting for the signal to spring forward like a coil. She wrung her hands together and tried to tell herself that she was alone, but she felt surrounded. Some people might think it was scarier alone, but if you asked her, being there with beings of energy would just disrupt everything. Her pulse quickened as she walked to the alter, hesitant. This was her first true taste of power, being in an ancient place such as this, about to perform an ancient ritual. It couldn't be too hard, surely. She knew a few people that had already done this and received nodes of their own. She could do this. In fact, she would do this better than anyone else!
She walked up the steps to the alter, pausing to admire it, to fully appreciate what this place must have seen in its time. It was old, ancient, and powerful. People came here to literally capture magic into a stone, so she was sure this place had seen some things, things that might be forever embedded into these walls, this floor. Was that a blood stain? She had been warned that death was a risk - but surely that was an exaggeration? She wasn't sure. It could be, or since the magic was so powerful, it might actually be a realistic fear... She swallowed thickly, looking at the flat surface just waiting for the items she possessed to be placed in their particular places. She had with her six crystals, each thrumming with their own power, and a pretty magenta stone, and also a berry. This berry was most likely the most precious thing she would ever touch; it would help keep her alive.
Taking a deep breath, she pulled the crystals out of her bag first. She looked at them in her hands, feeling their power. They seemed to build upon each other, drawing off each other, until they were one big writhing mass of magic. It felt almost leaky to her, like the crystals weren't really contained. Was that what they did here? Simply sap the magic out of these stones and stuff it into that magenta stone she had? With a slight shrug of her shoulders - she couldn't be too bothered to think about the intricacies right now. She might mess up and forget a well rehearsed step! So one by one, she plucked a crystal out of the bunch in her hand, and placed it on the altar. She wasn't sure if there was supposed to be a pattern of some sort or if a pile would even suffice, but she found herself putting them into the six pointed star formation, quite possibly the most popular and basic. Most practical.
It wasn't until she placed the last crystal that she realized the things she had taken for draperies were actually people. One of them had moved and caught her attention. A chill shot up and down her spine, nearly paralyzing her. There were three people in here with her! Maybe that was why her senses thought she wasn't alone? Oddly, that thought soothed her and helped her to relax a little more. They were watching, and looked official, so she assumed they had something to do with this process and would not hurt her. With her pulse slowing down almost to normal, she placed the final stone on the alter, in the very center of the star she'd formed. It looked like a pretty combination, if you asked her. Next came the part she was most concerned about - more so than even the threat of death. She would have to cut herself? Cut herself enough that blood dripped out of her wound? She had never hurt herself purposely before.
"Here goes nothing..." She murmured to herself. She picked out the berry and popped it in her mouth, quickly mashing it with her teeth and swallowing it. How long did it take before the berry took effect? How long did she have to wait? If she cut now, would she be safe, or destroyed? She decided to wait sixty seconds to be sure, to let the berry work its protective barrier, then she picked up the dagger. Her hand was shaking a little bit as she held it, a slight vibration that caused the light from the moon above, filtering down through the hole in the ceiling, to glint and flash as if it was a living thing.
Alright, it's now or never. She held the dagger to her wrist - she figured that was a place that would heal easily, while offering enough blood. None of that palm nonsense. She had placed the crystals, including the mind crystal. She had eaten the berry. And now-
She gritted her teeth and dragged the sharp blade across her arm. With a soft cry, she felt the blade split her skin and blood welled up. She flipped her wrist over and dripped a drop of blood on each stone. When she was done, she took a step back, wary.
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