Icicles cling to the eaves above the door. Even as vast as the Contest Hall was, a wave of heat hits you upon opening the doors and only grows stronger as you make your way down the hall. Twin fires rumble and crackle on either side of the first circular room from within their stone hearths. Fake snow glittered on every surface, warm lights dripping like ice line the edges of mantles and the arena fence. Sprays of evergreen branches add color to each cluster of decorations, bringing out more color against the shimmering fake snow. Strings of lights dangle from the ceiling, bringing about the impression of soft snowfall with their languid twinkling. Was that a display for hot chocolate off to the side?
Shayna was charmed by their winter decor, fresh pine and chocolate doing wonders to bring along some of the scents of the season. "We'd all love to get into the spirit of the season with everybody! Bring your coldest pets and celebrate the deepest of winter with us, and bring your pets who are able to shine their light to help remind us that the darkest time of year is going to wane!"
[X] Hold - Chrii - 1 [X] Drop - Bralhe - 1 [X] Get (Message) - As'kree - 1 [X] Carry Load - 2 [X] Location (Sabbath) - Vsai - 1 [X] Wear Harness - 1 [X] Step Up - Vnei - 1 [X] Scratch - Autí - 1 [X] Flutter - Rilaesri - 2 [X] Surprise! - Læntuur - 2 [X] Speak Up - Rowi - 1 [X] Glide - Laesri - 2 [X] Loosen Feathers - 4 [X] Location (Jack) - Vesu - 1 [X] Fly - Aesri - 3 [X] Beg - Saeri - 1 [X] Kiss - Kiiru - 1 [X] Nest - Nee - 4 [X] Search - F'rai - 2 [X] Fetch - Bres'kree - 1 [X] Screech - Cree - 3 [X] Bow - Tseetsi - 1 [X] Hardy - 5 [X] Deceptive Lure - 4 [X] Color (Red) - Rae - 1 [X] Color (Orange) - Mii - 1 [X] Color (Yellow) - Fae - 1 [X] Color (Green) - Sii - 1 [X] Get (Yarn Ball) - Ve'kree - 1 [X] Land - Ri - 1 [X] Danger Sense - 10 [X] Catch - Bres'krei - 2 [X] Powder Snow - Comeit - 8 [X] Color (Blue) - Lae - 1 [X] Color (Purple) - Tii - 1 [X] Color (Pink) - Dao - 1 [X] Barrel Roll - Saeri - 4 [X] Dance - Duum - 2 [X] Hug - Keeri - 2 [X] No Shake - (Touch Thumb and Forefinger Together) - 2 [X] Yes Shake - (Touch Pinky and Thumb Together) - 2 [X] Dive - Waeri - 2 [X] Dash -Lænrii - 3 [X] Endurance -4 [X] Breath of Winter - 10 [ X] Play Dead - 4
Renathan wasn't planning on entering Auburn into anything more, but he had been waiting for the winter season to do one last hoo-rah with her when it came to the Contests. To him, he felt like it was quite a beautiful time of year, and of course he was in much better cheer this year than he had been the year previous. Auburn was singing softly on his shoulder, her paws and talons holding into his shoulder without hurting him too much. He steps up to the front counter quietly, glancing around to see if anyone was there yet. So far, he had no idea who the competition was going to be. Still, he turned around and tilted his head down politely to the individual at the counter, crossing an arm over his chest. "Hello there, I'd like to enter Auburn into one last contest; this is the Winter Solstice Contest, right?" He grinned beneath the mask, and then raised up to fill out the paperwork. Auburn seemed to be in good spirits, at the very least! Her wings dripped puffy snow in a flurry beneath their crook as she flapped them in a stretching motion.
Stats: Stamina: 1 Strength: 0 Resistance: 0 Dexterity: 4 Mentality: 0 Special Abilities: Tundra Dwelling Moves: Peck, Sweet Song
Tricks Known: Name, Stay, Come, No, Tolerance, Shake, Speak Up
The weather had grown cold and miserable, biting through Fiera's clothes no matter what she wore. Despite that, she still found it in her to summon the effort to join this month's contest. It was supposed to be celebrating life and light, a contrast to the miserable season. Despite that though, Fiera was finding it hard to get into the spirit as she walked into the contest hall, shaking snow off of her fur coat, the border between its ruffs and her own natural fur unclear. Curled up in her arms was her little jolly bird Henri. He had been entered in contests before, but had never won... yet. Perhaps this would be the month- he was an awfully seasonal little creature after all, and stray counterparts weren't uncommon to see running around the labs. She cleared her throat gently as she approached the registration desk, setting him down beside her as she filled out the paperwork.
She hadn’t been certain if she had any time for going to the contest hall this month, but somehow, she was able to squeeze some time for it as she knows this will only take a couple of hours and not a full day. ‘And guiding him with treats is making it even easier.’ She couldn’t help but think as she shows Saar a couple carrot treats after opening the large door of the Contest Hall leading towards the registration desk first, making him perk up and easily follow her along. Sure, she did get him on a collar and steel leash, but with how big and heavy his kind naturally is. Its more for show than anything else, if she can’t tie him down somewhere should he make a run for it. Once inside she brought her hand closer to his mouth, allowing him to eat the treats first, and once empty handed, made sure to close the door behind them. “That’s not a lot of people that showed up.” She mutters when looking around. Only two people so far made it, and their companions compared to Saar are definitely on the small side. It makes her wonder if she should have brought a different pet with her, but just thinking about it makes her wonder who she should have chosen instead. As unlike in the Vai-Min-Mur Contest, she doesn’t have a lot of pets aligned yet with the requirements necessary to even enter this place. “C’mon Saar, let’s register ourselves.” She says on a loud enough tone to catch his attention, taking out of her pocket another carrot treat for him with a grin as she walks, making him almost automatically follow her along as his attention is on the treat. “Hello ma'am, I wish to enter the Winter Solstice contest, I’m Twilight and this time I’m here to enter Saar my Thundrace halfbreed for this contest.” She says as she comes near the registration desk and has one of the employees quickly filling in some of the information necessary for this, the rest of it she knows she will still need to do on her own. Handing the treat over to Saar again, and getting her hand licked with a large tongue instead of him using his lips to snatch up the treat, she rubs her hand dry against her coat before picking up the pen when the employee is done, and filling in the rest of it. Hopefully it will be a good day for them.
Ashe didn't have many pets that would suit the Winter Solstice contest, but he did enjoy entering these things, both to see the other pets that got entered, and to get the renown credit that came with appearing in public in front of a crowd of people. Would he prefer to be the "Oh, Ashe entered so he's going to win hands down, what a rare treat!" kind of person? Of course. But he had his hands in too many things to focus on something hardcore enough for that these days. He had perused his Estate, looking for a pet to take with him that would be remotely cold-related. He was at a loss; he simply didn't have many that could pass for a chilly type creature. He did, however, have one that looked like a snowflake, and she would have to do.
That was how Ashe had come to be leading a gorgeous white hen, fluffy tail floating along behind them and swaying as she walked. Ivalice was one of the more calm hens that Ashe had the pleasure of hoarding, and he had had her since she was a baby. She walked along without a lead, though Ashe had a hand close to his nods and his totem, in case she got out of hand. Inyala, for once, found herself perched on her shoulder instead of Ashe's.
"One white Sarane hen for entry, please!" Ashe told Shayna, taking a form and filling it out.
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If I had a heart, I could love you, If I had a voice, I would sing. After the night when I wake up, I'll see what tomorrow brings.
Ridelys: If you are still interested in a trade twilight, for your fidelity result, let me know.
May 31, 2020 22:49:49 GMT -6
Riku: I got three pet levels and 15c out of it. <3 And all the necessary posts for my job salary form.
May 31, 2020 18:49:26 GMT -6
Riku: In mine my crossbreed used foxfire to burn it - but then it used incendiary illusion, which was extra scary because my cross is a plant pet with thick fur. It used the distraction to escape. I’m proud of it, and it’s okay that I won’t finish this month.
May 31, 2020 18:48:42 GMT -6
Renathan: *But of course, the RNG was not having that. / In Morgan's story, the Nyssa was a real thing, so I wanted to have two different situations for the variety.
May 31, 2020 18:15:27 GMT -6
Renathan: Yeah, the 'finished the story but the RNGods are being a butt' thing is a rather unfortunate situation to be in. I had already decided that in Ren's story, the elderly woman had lied about the nyssa and just wanted someone to talk to*
May 31, 2020 18:14:49 GMT -6
Riku: That makes sense. I've considered that before. -nod- I hope your non-hxr life is going smoothly.
May 31, 2020 16:38:08 GMT -6
Haix: Just quitting the job. Don't believe I'll be making the ten posts required per month any time soon. XD
May 31, 2020 16:34:01 GMT -6
Riku: Note to haix, I believe you can post the new application form at the same time as the quitting form. Unless you are simply taking an overall break from the job system.
May 31, 2020 16:30:58 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: even AT the gardens yet. XD It sucks when you've finished writing your story and haven't gotten a success, because then its like "well... now what?" XD
May 31, 2020 15:51:47 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: ive found that when there's a quest that might take longer like this, its a good idea to try and space out the story beats to try and roll a success before i get to the meat of the story. XD Like, by the time i was 5 posts in my character wasn't
May 31, 2020 15:51:21 GMT -6
Riku: It’d definitely put me a month closer to my goals, literally, at least. 🤔
May 31, 2020 15:50:19 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: You can always try! :3 At the very least its more levels for your character and more TP for your pet
May 31, 2020 15:50:14 GMT -6
Riku: I love that you can mention that and know what it is. Muahahaha! Everyone has their secrets. 😈 (Iz not secret, just oOooOoooh mysterious effect. 😉)
May 31, 2020 15:49:41 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I hope you do decide and are capable of finishing it Riku! Will definitely be worth it in getting more points for your master plan.
May 31, 2020 15:48:23 GMT -6
Riku: I know...that was why I wanted to do it. Hm. Maybe I can plow through it. O.O (plow as in tumbling down a steep slope, not in the fast powerful way.)
May 31, 2020 15:48:18 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: This quest got 3+ quest points.
May 31, 2020 15:46:39 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I have no idea about that one for sure, but there does seem to be a few that are nearly in the rainbow spectrum with how many different colors they have on their hide.
May 31, 2020 15:46:12 GMT -6
Riku: Note that I got panic buttons this month, so in the future if the quest is only a 1QP-er, I can go do a 3QP. Or if I simply don’t want to do a new one on both accounts, I can do an old one on the second. // I type faster than my phone screen can keep up.HA
May 31, 2020 15:45:15 GMT -6
Riku: Is there a rainbow sarane offspring yet? Descended from every T1? Lol That’s be cool. // I know I’m only a few posts away from completing the quests, but I’m SO tired that I’m in and out of coherence. Lol
May 31, 2020 15:43:40 GMT -6