Well, that had been the plan, at least. But while they'd started in the middle of an open field, all that walking around had resulted in the pair ending up near an old, gnarled tree. A tree that Juniper was now interested in, particularly an open knothole. She was peering into it, and after a moment attempted to reach in. The hole wasn't very big however, and Nerius was sure she was going to get her 'hand' stuck. "No," he called out, but that didn't stop the evergreen, and her twig-like fingers poked into the knothole.
"No!" he repeated a bit more sternly, and Juniper froze, the harsher sound startling her a bit. She stared at Nerius for a moment, not understanding, but after a few moments of nothing happening, attempted to reach for the knothole again. "No," he repeated, before she could do more than reach the edge. Once again she froze, giving him a confused look.
This wasn't the best way to bond with a creature, Nerius supposed, but it was something important. Especially since he was considering taking her with him to the Mansion later this month, it wouldn't be good if the evergreen tried to touch something dangerous, and he had no way to stop her. And judging by Juniper's attempts to grab whatever it was she found interesting in that knothole, that was a real risk. At the very least he'd be able to get her to let go of a darn fork.
After a little more staring at him, she went for the mystery object again, reaching for the knothole. "No Juniper," he told her again, less startled and more confused. He kept making sounds like he wanted something, but then nothing happened. So after waiting a moment, she reached for the knothole again. "No," Nerius told her once again, but this time the evergreen ignored him, and reached all the way into the knothole.
"No!" he repeated, tone sharper than before, and accompanied the word with a tap on her branchy wrist. Juniper had managed to reach what was in there, but was startled into dropping it. She was startled, and stared at Nerius unhappily, but still he repeated, "No."
He was able to get a look at what it had been she was reaching for, it looked like some kind of old tarnished jewelry chain, possibly a watch band, if he had to guess. It wasn't even something good, just a piece of junk. Not that it stopped her from trying to pick it up, and though getting stuck was no longer a potential problem, Nerius still wanted to continue with the training. "No," he repeated, giving her another tap. She stopped, but wasn't exactly happy about it. He suspected she'd go right for it again, and that was quickly proven right. "No Juniper!" He gave the evergreen another tap on the wrist, and she made an unhappy noise about it.
There was a stare-off after that, but after a few moments her gaze turned back down to the bit of metal. She'd only just started to reach, when Nerius told her sternly, "No Juniper." He didn't tap, but did point a finger warningly in her direction. But that was enough, and she stopped, giving him an unhappy look. Well she could be as unhappy about it as she liked, he still wasn't going to let her pick up the piece of junk.
Not that it stopped her from trying again a few seconds later. "No!" Again there was a warning point, and again, the evergreen froze in her movements. Another stare-off followed, and at least had the decency to wait a bit longer before going for the metal yet again. "No Juniper," he told her, and she stopped. That part was good, what he wanted was for her to quit trying to grab the object again right after being told no.
She waited even longer this time, but still, started to reach for the object again. "No Juniper," he told her, and she froze, looking more sheepish than confused. "You know you're not supposed to grab that." She was just being stubborn, and wanted to pick it up anyway.
After a while, she looked to want to grab it again. Nerius didn't even let her start to reach, before telling the evergreen "No." She didn't try, and just gave him another unhappy look. After a few moments, that look turned back to the metal chain, and before she could even reach for it, was told "No Juniper." She didn't even try to reach for it.
But eventually, she did glance back down, though not as intently, as if she didn't expect to be able to get it. "No Juniper," Nerius told her, and the evergreen turned away from the bit of metal. He waited, unsure if she'd try to grab it again, but she didn't. When Juniper did finally turn her attention away from him, it was to another pair of owner and pet traveling through the park, not the chain.
With that little distraction taken care of, now he could get to training what he'd actually planned for. Nerius took out a pellet, and called "Juniper." The evergreen looked over to him, that part of the training seemed to be sticking, so far. But she wasn't being rewarded for that, and he slowly started to walk away, calling out "Follow." The evergreen was just confused, she wanted the treat, but he was walking away with it.
Here was where teaching her to come when called would hopefully come in handy. "Come Juniper," Nerius gave the command as he slowed his walk, making sure the evergreen would be able to catch up to him. She did, and Nerius paused only for a second, to give her a treat. "Follow," he repeated, still walking slowly. She was able to catch up to him again, for the treat rather than the command, but was still praised. "Good evergreen," and he paused again to give her a treat.
He started walking again, but the evergreen didn't, just watching as she ate her treat. "Follow," Nerius called again, still walking slowly, and held up another pellet. That encouraged her to start moving, and she easily caught up to him. He praised her, and handed over the pellet.
She stopped walking again though, which wasn't what he wanted, she was meant to keep up with him, not for it to be a one time thing like 'come'. "Follow," he repeated, holding up another treat. Juniper walked over, but this time when she reached him, Nerius didn't hand over the pellet. "Follow," he called again, and the evergreen made a confused sound, but kept up with his slow pace. After a few seconds, Nerius gave her the treat, "Good evergreen."
Juniper stopped to eat again, which wasn't ideal, but as she finished, he called out again "Follow." The treat in his hand encouraged her to walk over to him again.
She quickly caught up, but again he didn't hand over the treat immediately. "Follow," Nerius repeated, continuing his slow walk, and once again Juniper was able to keep up. After a few more steps, she was praised with a "Good evergreen," but was not given the treat just yet. She was a bit confused, usually those words were accompanied by a treat, but not this time. "Follow," he called again, though she was still moving, and after a few more steps, gave her the treat. "Good evergreen." He didn't stop walking though, and immediately pulled out another treat.
"Follow," Nerius called out before she even had a chance to finish. That was odd, to the evergreen, but she wasn't about to let another treat just walk away, and after only a short pause, continued walking while she ate the pellet. She was praised, but not yet given another treat, she still had one, after all.
Even when Juniper finished the treat she already had, Nerius didn't immediately give her another. She was still following him, which was good, and when she started to slow down, he held out the treat enticingly, and repeated "Follow." That motivated her to move a little faster, and when she caught up was finally given the pellet. "Good evergreen." Nerius kept walking, and as he took out another pellet, so did Juniper.
"Follow," he called, and she did, eating her treat as she continued to keep pace with him. "Good evergreen," he told her after a few yards, but didn't yet give the treat. "Follow," he repeated, though she hadn't slowed down, and after a bit more distance, gave her the treat and praise.
This time, as he kept walking, so did Juniper, with out needing further prompting. She was still mostly interested in the treats, Nerius was holding another one, but it was progress. "Follow," he repeated, making sure it was in view.
Juniper kept up with him easily, and after a bit of distance, he told her, "Good evergreen." No treat at that point, but after a bit more walking, he finally handed it over, and praised the evergreen. This time, Nerius didn't take out another treat, but did call out "Juniper, follow!" She didn't seem to notice he didn't have one this time, and continued to keep up with him.
After a while, he praised her, but didn't give the evergreen a treat yet. After a bit more walking, he gave her one of the pellets, and told her "Good evergreen." Nerius couldn't tell if she'd been surprised he hadn't been holding one, but she ate the one given, same as before.
"Follow," he called out again, though she hadn't stopped, again without holding a treat. Juniper kept up, and after a bit of walking she was praised, and after a bit more she was given a treat, and praised, "Good evergreen."
Hm, it would be a good idea to have her start 'following' in the direction home, or rather, to the garden. The evergreen seemed to have a good idea what she was supposed to do, but it didn't hurt to go over it a few more times, since she'd be following him back to the garden anyway. Juniper walked alongside him for quite a while, but when she finally started to slow, he called "Follow," and she picked up her speed. He praised the evergreen, and gave her a treat.
This continued for even longer, and the evergreen was only distracted by some sort of flashy crossbreed or custom that Nerius couldn't identify. "Juniper, follow," he called, and the plant creature quit rubber necking, and hurried to keep up. "Good evergreen," he told her, and gave a pellet as a treat, and she kept following him as the two headed to the exit of the park.
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