Matsuba moved surprisingly quickly behind another tree; one of the ones behind Morgan, and it was surprisingly a silent move as well. Morgan frowned slightly, feeling a bit odd about a shift in the wind nearby, but they turned in that direction instead of the one that unbeknownst to them, Matsuba had already moved over to with surprising neatness. Matsuba opened his mouth, and no sounds came out. A silent laugh, eaten up by the wind, standing beneath a pine tree that Morgan had already checked behind and probably would not do so again if they were as predictable as a person should be. Morgan moved off in that direction, crinkling all over the pine needles that were dried that had not given Matsuba pause nor alarm his movements to Morgan at all. It would have been better for Morgan had they been leaves instead of pine needles, no matter how dry.
Leaves would have picked up the sounds of the sneaky creature's movements much better than they currently were for sure as a simple blanket of nasty brown pine needles already growing all sorts of fungus in them. Morgan probably should have looked more closely at the fungus, that could be used if it was the right kind, but none of them looked like the caps that were typically used for the sorts of work that potions tended to require. "Ugh, I should have taught this pine dood his name first." Morgan said. Calling him to come to Morgan at the front of the garden would be much easier in fact, than coming back here all the way to the pine trees and having to play damn hide and seek every time they needed to check to see if this thing was even going to produce a single set of those highly coveted berries or not.
It was quite annoying, but understandable at least. Morgan could completely get that a creature wouldn't feel entirely comfortable having someone prod at the berries that they didn't trust, and trust was very hard won. It would take a lot of work to get to that point at the very least, and Morgan wanted to be able to put in that work but sort of just couldn't, probably. The rest of the garden was desperately in need of those garden supplies though, and perhaps a hired hand or two to come in and clean the place up- there was no way that Morgan was going to be able to do by theirself. Especially in their lack of spare time... But now that they were making a goodly amount of funds often enough, it should be quite easy to hire those hands, as well as, well, the money they already had saved up...
Morgan was not entirely sure if they were going to find the troublesome creature in this wooded area as thickly. They cursed under their breath for their lack of luck. They really didn't expect much else, more or less. It was a real shame that Morgan had lost him in the small copse. At least the entire garden was not possible to be left by the creatures, so hopefully the beastie would be find-able later... Some training may indeed be in order, however, whenever they Did locate him again. "Yup, definitely gonna train you your name and like, to come on c-command, Matsuba." Morgan said, annoyance clearly ringing out in their voice. They turned around after another fruitless fifteen minutes of searching to go towards the brook again. They'd have to rethink this...
There- they saw him. Matsuba standing on the other side of a tree nearby. Good! Morgan was worried that he might not be nearby anymore!
Morgan kept their eyes on him now, not wanting Matsuba to sneak off again. He was being a real pain, in all honesty, but it would be worth it! Morgan hoped, anyway, they still needed to check and make sure that he even had berries. For all Morgan knew 'males' may not actually have berries, and that would be a dang shame really. Morgan made sure to move over the pine needles, crunching all beneath their feet. However, they never once took their eyes off of the strange pine creature with the thick coat of pine needles on his body. It was so odd that the creature was built like that, but it had made him so hard to find within the pine tree copse! Morgan could keep an eye on him for a long while, now. That was the decision Morgan had made. He'd learn his name and at least to come when called, maybe in the future.
It was important for Morgan to find out, however, since it did matter whether or not he actually had berries to give whether or not Morgan should continue spending time trying to get him to drop said berries. The human didn't take long to move over to him, in fact, and it was probably better than they kept their eyes on him the whole time sine he was so good at moving near silently in the pine trees. Was he really nervous about Morgan enough to try to hide in what might be a habitat he could easily become native to? Morgan was completely unsure, but it sure did suck. That psycho-social bond better hurry up, Morgan thought, so that he trusts me enough to drop those... Well, does he even have berries? Morgan finally got close enough to skirt around him and look at his tail. The berries should be there...
Aha! Morgan was pleased to see a little bunch-let of berries there. Morgan couldn't tell how many he had, if only a few larger ones were easily counted. A whole set; pale pastel colors that Morgan knew from experience tasted sweet as honey on the tongue... Not to be eaten lightly, of course. They were worth so much more to Morgan in research value, and of course in magical value. Morgan had no need for nodes theirself, but they were sure that they could offer their services in making nodes theirself for others in order to get more experience, understand more about it for scientific purposes, but also in order to receive profits. It was hard to see those berries without seeing all of those things in their head directly after. At the very least, Matsuba was going to be properly useful for it. Morgan was glad that he was producing berries at least.
Now it would be the tricky process of picking some of them. Morgan had taken botany classes theirself, so they knew for sure how to pick berries. Morgan also know very well what berries looked like and were, and their properties. Morgan was always careful to learn as much as they could about everything they could learn, though for them botany is super annoying to Morgan. They liked a few of their classes, but this wasn't really the field of study they would have went into if they did not have to. Thankfully they had a lot of other classes that they liked so much more, and they had a varied pool of knowledge. Morgan kept their eyes on the ever still and silent Matsuba, who leaned on his stick. "Alright Matsuba, out to the brook with you so that I can see you better." Morgan said to him.
Morgan hardly knew the troublesome creature at this point and they were already mildly annoyed at him. If not for the fact that only he really held the key to all of those super important and rare berries, Morgan would probably spend their time doing something else today. However, those berries were worth the repeated attempts, even though Morgan did have other things that demanded their attention as well. It was really tough having so many things going on all at once. "Goodness, gracious, come on." Morgan knew he wasn't trained and wasn't necessarily inclined to bother with anything, but Morgan was also sure that he would follow for a snack. Morgan had been waiting to show that they had these, something that they knew that these creatures ate a bit of, or rather, that they would eat a bit of. Morgan lured Matsuba out with that since it would be easier.
Ah, it was good that he did have berries, at least, and it was quite good that he also was willing to follow after the morsel of a treat Morgan had in their hands for him. That was all Morgan really needed to get him to drop the berries, eventually. It may take about a million years as far as Morgan was concerned, but they'd get him to drop them, Morgan was determined to get those berries. However, continually harassing the creature and staying on his bad side would be a terrible idea, Morgan knew, so they needed to change their strategy with him. Treats, instead of staring contests and hide and seek games that might not ever end. It did frustrate Morgan that he wasn't very clever but was very quick, in comparison to some of their other creatures; light on his feet and quiet. Ugh, but at the very least he has berries on his tail.
That was all that really mattered, in time the berries would come. But if he hadn't been able to produce them ever then that would be a huge issue. However, Morgan had lucked out, or perhaps they had just been paranoid, and now it was alright regardless. It was only the creature 'liking' them enough that was in the way now, and that could be fixed with continued interaction with the creature in a positive manner, such as with these treats, and of course with more time in general. Morgan needed to continue to work at it, and it would be simple otherwise to collect the berries as they came in the future much more commonly and easily. That was it, just time that Morgan hardly ever had. Hopefully that darn psycho-social bond would cement quickly and easily, and those gardening items would come in some time today- their courier was late, the dang Jackalope.
It would be fine, however. Morgan knew that they needed to put in the work with Matsuba regardless of whether or not they had the items they needed to really fix up the garden. Heck, if they had to fix up the garden right now, they knew that Matsuba would probably not waste time actually following them around while they put out the fertilizer and till up the land and all that. Morgan had lots of plans for this place though, so it was an exciting prospect. However, Matsuba came first. That was the most important part of this, anyway; that he dropped those berries. Morgan saw the three largest ones already plump and pastel, while the others seemed to be ripening in various different states at the moment. Morgan was already ready to get them, but they knew that Matsuba needed to trust Morgan before they would let them pluck any of those berries.
Matsuba was watching Morgan with wary deep green eyes as Morgan lead them back over to the small brook. The grass was much shorter here and Morgan wanted to be able to see if those berries fell by theirselves enough to get them. It would be difficult to locate them in among all of those pine needles, brightly colored and big or not. Matsuba of course didn't really know what Morgan was after, but he did want that treat; and that was enough to lure him out to the easier area. Morgan gave him the treat, or at least a piece of it, so that they could adequately keep his attention and bribe him again before he moved off as quickly as he had done before. Morgan was sure to keep their eyes on him, knowing that if they took their eyes off of him for even a moment, he'd be able to move away swiftly.
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