If Matsuba moved away again, Morgan was not sure if they could manage to convince him to come back towards the brook, so not even a blink could be afforded. Morgan was just going to have to pay more attention to him than they had originally planned for today. However, it would be worth it eventually, Morgan was sure. Even if it took all month, Morgan was going to get him to give them those berries. No matter what it took.
Wow, Morgan could be very determined and single minded when they really put their mind to something. Perhaps this was what allowed them to work so hard on botany studies when they were hardly interested in the subject previously anyway? It would probably be shocking to friends and family if Morgan would allow anyone to get near them on a regular basis. However, they tended to keep everyone but their unorthodox family and pets far away from them.
Matsuba finished his treat quickly and shoved his nose in Morgan's hand for another.
Morgan couldn't help but be pretty pleased about how he was already beginning to take treats from their hand. Hopefully this would continue to be less and less of an issue until they had time to do more in the future. They really did need to get this over-with and to the next stage of the psycho-social bond for Matsuba so that they could properly get this berry haul underway. Morgan needed to do other things of course, not just this, but they were determined to do as well as possible while they had the time and if treats were the quickest way to go about it, and then they would use treats. It was the easiest way to get into a creature's loyalty; giving them food after all. Not that Morgan had made the creatures find their own food out here either. It'd be too hard to do before the supplies came in.
The garden definitely was not going to be ready to produce for a long time, and Morgan was sure of that. Even with the needed items in order to help make it more productive, then the garden wouldn't immediately produce tons of fruits and such. Morgan hoped it would be ready at the very least by the winter season. It was so very important, if only to make sure that Morgan was going to be able to trade some of these garden items as well. The trader took them, well enough at least, and that would be useful. In fact, Morgan was sure that others would take them as well, depending on what they were going to try to figure out in the future... What things they'd need to trade for. And of course, some of it would be perfect for Morgan's future scientific studies of botanical properties. That was important enough anyway...
Matsuba finished his treat and nosed about for more.
Morgan was quick to break down the treat further in their other hand to get more uses out of it. Keeping Matsuba closer by was a good decision, it would be absolutely terrifying to lose him when those berries were so close. Morgan didn't think that they had time in order to find him in the copse of pine trees if he slipped off again before those little berries had dropped off... Yeah, Morgan was going to keep him close so that Morgan could get to them easily if they did fall off. "Here you go..." Morgan mumbled, shivering a bit in the cold, and then giving him another small piece of the treat so that he could get to it, more easily in their hands. Morgan was pleased to see Matsuba seeming to get less stiff and nervous. That was good, little bits of progress at a time were good.
It was a big mes, Morgan couldn't help but think, that they were having to deal with this critter while they were needing to go to work tomorrow morning... It was a big mess that Morgan had so much stuff to do before dealing with this, and after it too. However, Morgan really did need to get this done while they could get it done; they wouldn't always have as much time as they did today indeed. "You sure are a slow eater, Matsuba." Morgan said. They really needed to be able to train him his name, and to come on command. That would make this so much easier in the long run; getting him to drop berries. Then Morgan wouldn't have to worry about him not coming on command and hiding from them in the pine trees like he did earlier. It was a dang mess in fact.
At the very least, Morgan was sure that Matsuba was much more comfortable with them than they would have been otherwise, without the treats. At least it was helping somewhat, though it wasn't the method that Morgan would have preferred at all. They would have liked to have just been able to walk right up and get those berries, in a perfect world, but of course that was not how the real world reacted. "Alright Matsuba, one more." Morgan said, moving the last bit of the treat to their other hand for him. They had more treats and could probably use them for him, but they wanted to see if he would let them try to get at those berries really quick without running off too far, at the very least. Maybe after that they could work on some things? Morgan wasn't a hundred percent sure how far along his fidelity was.
It did not take long, surprisingly enough, for Morgan to hear the tell-tale noise at their waist which told them that someone was pressing the button at the front of the garden gate; it wasn't done often. Morgan knew that it meant that the items were here for making the garden much easier. That meant work, and of course, it meant trying to get the dang king of evergreen to follow them so that they could properly try to ply him of his berries. Morgan was careful with him, of course, and knew to grab another of the treats to try to bribe him into following them to the front gate. They didn't want to lose the chance at those nice berries... It would be a real shame. They managed to get the large treat ball out of their satchel and hold it out. "Come on, Matsuba, let's go over here..."
Matsuba was wary, and Morgan could see that now, more clearly than before. The creature is careful, on his toes, and his bright eyes shifted ever so slowly but watched everything with a sort of intelligence that most creatures would not have. However, he seemed mostly disinterested in the world, though his eyes were primarily passing over the treat quietly. Morgan knew that he wanted the treat due to the way his eyes kept lighting over it and then quickly darting away, as if he tried to keep Morgan from telling that he wanted it. Morgan gently shook their hand slightly, drawing his attention back to it in full force; those green liquid pool eyes blinking ever so slowly in comparison to other blinks. "Do ya want it, or not?" Morgan said, not quite a question but meant as one anyway. Not that Matsuba would understand such words, of course.
Matsuba finally reached forward, and Morgan was quick to tear off a tiny piece, the tiniest possible piece, and give it to him. "Good boyo, come on." Morgan said. He didn't know the command, of course, but they hoped that he would follow them for the obvious treat that they had in their palm anyway, held out towards him as Morgan backed away carefully. "Come on..." Morgan said, voice shaking a little as they nearly tripped over a stray root on the way backing up. The gate bell rang again, and Morgan cussed. They needed to get a move on! Thankfully, Matsuba had already finished the tiniest tiny piece that Morgan could break off earlier, and now he was sniffing in Morgan's direction instead of toddling off. "That's it boyo, come on..." Morgan mumbled again, fingers would have been crossed if they weren't trying to hold the treat ball.
The strange creature seemed to shake itself a bit, as if there were something stuck in the pine-needly coat that it had, and then Matsuba began to follow Morgan with his stick used like a cane. Morgan was concerned and had no idea why he walked the way he did. Perhaps the critter was indeed partially bipedal, but it was so odd to see him. Morgan could remember reading something about this species before, but they weren't sure what it was again. Perhaps they needed to do more research in the future to work with him better. Morgan is able to get the creature to the other side of the brook a little beyond where they planned for the main garden of berries to be in the future before they had to break off another teeny tiniest piece for him. "Good boyo, here you go." Morgan said, giving him the small piece.
Matsuba took to the small piece indeed. "Such a good, yup." Morgan normally wasn't one for this kind of praise, but they did need to get to the gate quickly and efficiently (or at least as efficiently as possible) and preferably with Matsuba in tow so that Morgan could dive for those berries if he dropped them. They were dang close to dropping, Morgan could tell, and they were more than ready to get their hands on them regardless of the work that had to be put forth for it. Morgan waited until Matsuba was quite done with the tiny piece and immediately they locked eyes for a second before Morgan shook their hand and caught his attention again with the treat ball in the middle of their palm. "Such a good, here you go; don't you want another?" Morgan said, trying to entice him forward again.
The strange creature was growing more confident, and that was good at the very least. Morgan wasn't sure what to do with him really to get him to drop those berries that Morgan hoped to get to so much, but they were sure that he would eventually (after a lot of work) get to the point to where he'd be willing to drop them for them more commonly. "Yes, such a good... Keep following." Morgan said, as they backed up a bit holding the treat in their hand as the king of evergreen follows after them slowly, using his stick to pick his way across the semi rocky ground. This was a frustrating work, in all honesty, because Morgan wasn't too sure what to do with the fellow except continue to be around him until he got more used to them. Luckily, now, they were making a lot more progress than they had been at first.
Morgan was hoping to get a mountain of these berries before the months were out; but they were also a little more concerned for other things... They really needed to get down and actually explore the mansion this month too, but with their new job it was difficult and nearly pointless to try to do a whole lot during the month. It was frustrating, but at the very least Morgan was going to make sure to spend the whole day here with the annoying pine king thing. "Good boyo, come on..." Morgan said. Matsuba had stopped, and began staring at something else on the ground. "W-what are you doing? Come on. Matsuba!" Morgan said, trying to get his attention. However, he was quite spaced out. Morgan frowned, and then waved the treat in their direction. "Come on Matsuba, see the treat, you want the treat right?"
Ugh, this dude was going to be difficult to train whenever the time came, Morgan could tell. He was just a bit smart, but also quite slow when it came to taking his time and such, so he was going to be distracted a lot, Morgan could see that. However, Morgan felt pretty upset that he was causing issues right now, when Morgan needed to get to the gate to get the stuff that would make the garden more productive than it had been to this point. It had been a real problem this entire time, when Morgan could have easily got to the gate immediately and been back by now. However, Morgan couldn't take their eyes off of the berries that were just about ripe on the end of his tail, and they didn't want to leave him for two seconds that it could take for them to get lost somewhere.
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