In this kind of weather, even he could bear to be outside a while, even if it wasn’t the most pleasant thing he could think of to do.
And, well, since she was here all by herself, he wondered if Thistle got lonely. It didn’t seem like she did, but people hid things too, all the time, especially unpleasant feelings. And unlike with people, he couldn’t exactly ask her how she felt. He had decided to keep visiting her to check up on her health, so he’d just keep outstaying his welcome like this until she made a point of telling him he wasn’t wanted. Whatever other troubles they had with communication, he was certain that she could make it known when she really wanted him to get lost.
For now, however, he only took a deep breath of the chilly air and turned to her, smiling.
“It’s not sunny, but at least it’s not snowing anymore,” he said. “You aren’t cold, are you? I could lend you my scarf.” He didn’t take it off, but he did observe her as she picked her way through the snow. She didn’t seem bothered, and she didn’t look cold either, though what ‘cold’ looked like on a King of Evergreen, he didn’t rightly know. Did they shiver? Trees could shiver too, but that had more to do with wind than anything else.
He supposed he might as well ask the shopkeeper who had sold Thistle to him. She had been taking care of Thistle before all this, and she was an expert gardener, wasn’t she? He was sure she knew a lot more about plants than he did, and since his reading skills weren’t very strong as of yet, he couldn’t turn to books as easily as Aster did.
But it was maybe just as well for Aster that there were so many books for him to rely on, since he certainly didn’t rely on people. Even his chores these days were conducted through a TROD, though Aubrey had been around long enough that he remembered the days before that was the case. Things took longer to get done back then, partly because Aster would put off trips into town for as long as he could… And then partially because he was just bad at dealing with people once he got there. Shopkeepers respected money, even if the customer wasn’t pleasant, and Aster didn’t go in to start fights or anything, but… Well, good manners and a little charisma did make a world of difference.
“Do you think you’d like to visit Miss Alura again?” Aubrey asked Thistle, almost ponderously, as though he almost hadn't meant to.
And maybe he hadn't, since he didn't really expect an answer from her to a verbal question posed in such a manner. It had just slipped out--- again, that bad habit of talking to Yeo-reum all the time, when the Tat absorbed words like a sponge and Thistle didn't.
But there were, as it turned out, some words that even Thistle knew. The King of Evergreen looked up slightly at the name, and Aubrey wondered if she recognized it. He’d learned it himself only later, but he felt like he would revisit the shop sooner or later, and anyway, she had been kind to him when he had come in.
It was just a matter of… having the funds to afford anything she sold that was the problem. A problem that Aubrey was still trying to work on, but he didn't have a lot in the way of skills right now.
Not to mention the fact that he wasn't really sure how one was supposed to go about, well, making money in the first place. There were the well known means, offering labor and all that, but as for a steady job, especially for someone as unversed in trades and the ways of the world as he was... If there were ways, he didn't know about them.
So for now, all he could do was try his best to learn as much as he could. But seeing that reaction from Thistle, he was loath to disappoint her, even if she wouldn't know the difference if he promised one way or another. "I'll take you to see her again then, if you want. I guess you were really close, huh?" Thistle inclined her head at him, and Aubrey smiled. "I'm a little jealous! I really will have to ask her for her secret, won't I?"
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