Nerius had just been here the day before, but already he was back, but with a different pair of pachee. They weren't his either, again borrowed from the preserve. He'd like to have a decent breeding stock of his own at some point, but this was a good start. The building hadn't changed from yesterday, with even the same person working at the front desk. There was less paperwork this time, at least, his information had already been logged, and they just needed on the pachee. He filled out the short form while still at the desk, and was given a numbered keycard. It was early in the morning, and the waiting room was empty, it didn't look like there were many people here yet.
No waiting wasn't anything to complain about, and he headed right for the assigned room, pushing the trolley holding the pachee pair. They were fidgeting around in there, but it wasn't the usual rustle of leaves. They were an interesting pair, both possessed wings, not a trait generally found on pachee. That trait was part of why he'd picked the two, though having a winged pachee of his own might prove difficult to keep in a garden, there was nothing to stop it flying right out.
He could always keep the kit at his kennel, Nerius supposed, at least until he had a better setup, his whole garden was a work in progress, really. He'd figure something out, but for now it was time to let the pachee out. Gently, he set the carriers on the floor, and unlatched the doors, before stepping back to give them space. He could see them both moving around in there, but it was the blue black male, Crys, that first popped his head out of the carrier. The pachee gave a few curious sniffs of the air, before exiting entirely, giving his wings a few gentle flaps to stretch them, before folding them again.
Nerius was keeping an eye on the female, the male had been the first to come out the last time too, only to be pounced on by the female. Though this didn't seem to be the same case, from what he could see though the holes in the carrier, she wasn't lying in wait to pounce, but rather looked more hesitant to exit. Some pachee were more timid than others, and he'd give her a chance to leave the carrier on her own, rather than removing her manually.
Crys was much less shy about exploring, he was investigating the room, and was making good use of his wings to explore. He'd flown right up on top of what looked similar to a cat tree, and was poking around the many ledges. Nerius was still keeping more of his attention on the female in the carrier, though he was trying to appear like he wasn't staring. It seemed to be working, because after a while, Lav hesitantly poked her head out of the carrier, looking around. Thankfully the male was still preoccupied, because she'd likely duck right back in the carrier if he startled her.
Slowly, slowly she exited the carrier, and once she was a short distance away, Nerius picked up both carriers, and latched them again before setting them on the trolley. He didn't want to risk either of them (but most likely the female) scurrying back in there to hide, and avoiding socializing. Not that Nerius had any room to talk, he spent much more time on his projects, than he did socializing. And.. may have hid in some plants to avoid socializing before. ...More than once. He really was much better with plants than he was people.
But now that the pachee were out, it was time to give them the berries. Again, he was only using two, an abundance for a second kit for the preserve, and a masculinity berry, as he really did want those dragon wings to pass down. Without a femininity berry, the kit would likely be a male, but that was fine, he couldn't breed his pachee if all of them were female. The abundance berry would go to the female, and since Lav was the closest, Nerius decided to give her berry first.
He knelt down, trying not to loom over the more timid pachee, and held it out. "Here's a nice tasty berry," he spoke gently, trying to encourage her to take the fruit. She startled a little, but thankfully didn't seem to be actually scared of him, and after a few seconds, came closer and gently took the offered berry. That was easier than he'd been expecting, actually, but he supposed he really shouldn't have been surprised. Even with her more delicate temperament, she probably didn't have any reason to fear humanoids. While she was 'eating' (siphoning?), he stood back up, and looked around for the male, who he quickly spotted on the cat tree.
He could try to call the male over, but Nerius didn't think he'd been trained, and it was easier to simply walk over with the other berry. Crys could hear him walking over, and looked up at him curiously. Nerius didn't have to kneel down here, the pachee was on a platform above the ground, but like before offered out the berry. He didn't hesitate in the slightest, and quickly took the berry, and started siphoning. With that, Nerius decided to leave both the pachee alone, hopefully they'd find each other without further prompting. If they did, he could always intervene, but he'd give them a chance to interact on their own first. He'd give them some space too, and headed over to the couch.
Crys was focused on his berry at first, but the masculinity berries were quite small, and it didn't take him long to finish. He was going to go back to exploring, but that's when he spotted the other pachee. That was much more interesting than a cat tree, and he flew down from his perch, then scampered over to the female. She had wings like him too! Though, they were shaped differently than his, all delicate and shimmery.
Lav had finished her berry already, and was a bit startled by the sudden appearance of another pachee. He fluttered his wings, his equivalent of the usual leafy rustle of a greeting. Her own wings didn't make nearly as much sound, but she returned the greeting as best she could. From there, the usual sniffing followed, pachee didn't have mouths or vocal cords, so they had to have some other methods of communication.
Nerius was happy to see the two were getting along without his intervention, and sat down on the couch, glancing over at the pile of magazines. He suspected they were in all of the breeding rooms, to give the owners something to do while waiting, and to promote the Breeding Center. Last time they all had involved topics on breeding, which while interesting and informative, also all involved the use of the Center itself. They could have gone for a much more annoying method of advertisement than this, and he couldn't really complain. Did all the rooms have the same magazines? He doubted it, that would take a lot effort to keep everything matching, as new magazines would have to be switched in for the old, and would give no real benefit.
Flipping through the pile of magazines, Nerius could tell they were different, mainly because they were almost entirely on houluh. A few were mixed topics, but all at least mentioned them on the cover, and many seemed to be entirely on the species. It was the new big thing he supposed, and they were more complicated to breed than, say, pachee, so that meant there was more material on them to write about. The shows alone took up a few magazines, Nerius wasn't sure how many had run, but there seemed to be enough to write a lot on the results.
While Nerius was looking through the reading material, the two pachee were getting to know each other. Crys rather liked the female, with her lovely shimmery wings, but he wasn't quite sure what to do. Her response to his invitation to play had been skittish (she didn't want to risk damage to her wings, but he didn't know that), so he needed to try something else. Maybe if he brought her something? There were all kinds of toys scattered around, that he'd seen while exploring the room. After another friendly wing rustle, he headed into the room to start his search.
He quickly spotted his first toy, and picked it up to inspect it, but it was a basic rope toy, and not some that would make a good offering. It was dropped just as quickly, and Crys went back to his search. He found a rubber ball, then a frisbee, but both were tossed aside, before something sparkly caught his eye. He scurried over to the toy, which was a hollow ball, decorated with rhinestones, and a small bell inside. It was perfect! He picked it up in his paws, and flew back over to Lav, setting the shiny toy down, and nudging it to her with a slight jingle. She curiously sniffed at it, before giving it a gentle bat, liking the ringing sound it made.
Nerius casually glanced up at the new sound, they'd found a toy, which wasn't unexpected. Satisfied they weren't getting into something they shouldn't, he looked back down at the magazines. He grabbed one of the mixed topic ones, or what he thought was a mixed topic, but was really mostly houluh and a few orbaru advertisements. Well, it wasn't like they were a boring species, and the article on their coat genetics was actually quite interesting.
With most the Labs creatures, coats were inherited with no rhyme or reason, but these inherited specific colors and markings, and the genes could even inherit to make a color not seen on the parents. If that was part of the draw to the species, he could see why, though he expected the shows were also a popular aspect. Information overload aside, they were an intriguing species, but he doubted it was something he'd get in to. For one thing, there was the matter of obtaining a pup to begun with. Few were breeding age yet, and the (what he assumed were) lab made pups weren't something he could buy with credits. The Contest Hall sold them, yes, but for their special rewards points, and he'd entered a whopping one contest.
Lav batted the jingly ball again, this time pushing back to Crys, not rejecting it, but wanting to play. He rolled it back, careful not to be too vigorous so it didn't go crashing across the room. Fortunately his play was gentle enough, and Lav was having a nice time. A louder, more rambunctious playmate would have made her rather skittish, but Crys was doing a good job, and their game continued for a while longer.
After a while though, Lav leaned in a bit, before giving a little nuzzle. Crys didn't seem to be expecting that, but after a slight surprise, happily nuzzled back, careful to avoid the delicate wings. The nuzzling continued for a bit, before Crys started slapping his tail against the ground, sending a cloud of, oddly blue, pollen into the air, some of which was caught by Lav.
Nerius looked up at the sound, it was finally happening. They hadn't taken that long, nothing to complain about, but it had taken more time than the previous pair. He set the magazine down, but waited for the pollen to settle before he got back up, and walked over to the carriers. He let them nuzzle a bit longer, before putting them back in their individual carriers. He felt a little bad for separating them so soon, but it wasn't like pachee generally took permanent partners. He was also glad he didn't have to clean up the pollen mess, the paperwork may have been a pain, but the breeding center did have that advantage, not that he had any other options, of course. All he needed to do was turn in the keycard, then get these two back to the preserve, and wait for kits.
Lucky! Two babies, and one a female! They could almost have been twins, but where the female inherited a wintry palette, the male seems to have inherited a veritable disco of hues.
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