Shayna didn't often get to try out a new kind of contest for the very first time! For the occasion, the contest hall was lightly decorated with magical orbs of light floating all around. Motes of light make glistening, twirling chandeliers on the ceiling, dancing sculptures on the floor that twisted along with visitors as they passed by. At closer look, some even had an elemental flare to them - orbs crackling with electrical fingers that reached out harmlessly towards people, or those that left tiny bright trails of flame in their wake. "I'd like to announce our first Magic show! We want to see your pets' spells, elemental powers, or even psychic bending abilities!" This was going to be a fun one to try out for the first time!
Special Abilities: Water Resistance, Light Resistance
Moves: Horn-Strike, Call the Rains, Rainbow
Knows: Swim, Horn-Strike, Call the Rains, Rainbow, Name, Come, Stay
*Kumoya is an adult Raincloud with a custom image.
A magic show? The very idea made them uncomfortable. Surely there would be mages there, right? That seemed like a recipe for disaster, but Silver trusted that Shayna knew what she was doing. There was no reason to think they wouldn't be safe here. Other people wanted to with the contest, too, and to do that, they had to follow the rules. Silver kept reminding themselves of that, but it wasn't working out as well as they would have liked.
For as uncomfortable as they were, they were equally curious. They wondered what sort of magical creatures everyone else would bring to show for the contest. If they wanted to know more about magic, this was an opportunity they couldn't pass up. Perhaps it was just an excuse to hang out with Kumoya and show everyone how special she was, wings or not. Even if asked, they probably wouldn't have a satisfactory answer for why they decided to brave the contest hall today, but they were committed nonetheless.
Convincing a Malii to do what they wanted was always a bit of a tough rendezvous, especially this particular Malii. She did actually like them though, even if she didn't always show it. Kumoya reluctantly followed Silver into the contest hall. She did not want any of these weird people to touch her, so she crowded against Silver as closely as she could. She scowled at anyone who came even vaguely close to her while they were filling out the paperwork, and as soon as their hands were free, she insisted that he pet and comfort her through the terrible ordeal of being looked at by the staff.
[87.3 - 29.2]
The ice we skate is getting pretty thin. The water's getting warm so you might as well swim. My world's on fire, how about yours? That's the way I like it, and I never get bored.
It had taken Shy Guy approximately forever, way too long, in order to get back to any kind of normality after that horrible time in the pit. Renathan had chosen him originally to be trained for the contest hall anyway, he hadn't originally been meant for the pit. It was not something that Renathan was proud of. However, the equillion followed closely after Renathan, casting his dangerous blue gaze over all of the other people but only really having attention or care for Renathan as opposed to these others. He had half expected to be lead to the pit instead...
But this seemed to be different. No hostility at all in any of the forms around him. Renathan moves up to get him registered as quickly as possible, and out of the limelight away from the others. "Maer Gaessh, Shy Guy." Renathan said, petting him on his muzzle. Then he turned to the front desk. "I'd like to register Shy Guy here into the Magic Show?" Sure, he had no real magic. That was fine, Renathan didn't really want to win. He just wanted to test to see if Shy Guy was ready to be out doing some kind of work. They were both restless, the mammalian and his equillion, after the pit debacle. It had been so long!
(Renathan is using Sever Bond)
Last Edit: Feb 15, 2020 2:17:21 GMT -6 by Renathan
Magic chosen but not learned on command: Circle of Darkness, Shadow Bind
Ashe had never heard of this contest before. He'd been around long enough, throwing random pets in to see how they would fare, long enough now that most contests were repeats. The difficulty was in the fact he didn't want to enter the same pet into the same contest more than once - but this was a blank slate, clean, any pet could be chosen and still have it be unique! A magic contest, huh? Ashe had been in the city when he'd seen the poster go up, and he'd walked home slowly, thinking over his menagerie. Who would be the lucky one?
He'd finally settled on Toxic Rose. The Malii wasn't that well trained, not in the official sense anyway. He trusted her, and she had been a constant companion for so long, but he had never really sat down and made sure she knew key words and such. Around the home, she was fine, but how would she be in the show ring?
He decided to give it a try. With Inyala on his shoulder as always, and the Malii by his side, Ashe entered the contest hall and bent to write his name on the sign up sheet. "One Malii, named Toxic Rose... Entered!" He looked up at Shayna and smiled, excited for this new contest.
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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.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Feb 22, 2020 9:33:11 GMT -6
Lunara Level 26 | Loyalty 28
Stats: Stamina: 1 Strength: 0 Resistance: 0 Dexterity: 4 Mentality: 10 Special Abilities: Glide, Ethreal, Shadow Weakness, Magical Touch Moves: Moonlight, Travel by Moonlight, Crescent of Light
Tricks Known: Name, Come, Glide, Leap, Crescent of Light, Travel By Moonlight, Moonlight, Magical Touch (Will O' Wisp), Flash
Fiera came into the contest hall filled with confidence. Lunara had been the first pet she had ever entered in one of these, and here she was again. This time though she was better trained than ever, with a fantastic variety of new moves to wow the crowds. The yumenokei hopped next to her, elegantly flowing through the air as she moved. Even her appearance was ethereal and magical, with how yumenokei never seemed to be fully affected by gravity. The humanish had no doubt that she would be the perfect pick for a 'magic' contest, and that was even before she showed off her magical techniques. For now though, Fiera had to go through the paperwork, while side eyeing the competition. There were a few people there that she recognized from previous competitions, and one or two she hadn't seen before. But that didn't matter- she was sure she'd beat them all.
The fluttering of Dysis wings beating softly against the back and right side of his head is somehow the thing that keeps him focused while waiting in line to register for a contest. He hasn’t done something like this before, and he knows Dysis wasn’t trained for it either, but perhaps.. Perhaps he might still be able to entice her into showing something of her skills he knows she has. In the mean time he carefully places his right hand on top of her back, making sure not to touch her wings in an effort to keep himself grounded as he watches the people around him. He can’t quite tell if he is actually nervous about this whole thing, or if it is only the part that he is planning to face directly after this, that is making him nervous. Petting Dysis lightly, and getting nuzzled by her in his neck, he focuses his attention for the moment on the pets that are likely to be entered for this contest by virtue of being present here.
He can see a grey Malii with different colored tail tips, and a ribbon tied around the neck. A brown Equilion whose tail hairs has grown so long he can’t help but wonder how the creature is not stepping on it constantly, or from what he can see in the small distance, keep it groomed so well. With the two people in front of him in the line waiting still, to fill out the paperwork from the women behind the desk. He at least recognizes two of the three creatures they have near them that are likely going to be something Dysis will have to compete against in a more friendlier way he imagines compared to the pit. Glancing at the room further he notes the place is heavily decorated in.. He wracks his mind for a second to remember that the theme is all about magic, and those who can do things almost magically. That is likely why the registration room is so decorated in soft motes of lights, polished chandeliers that have either small pieces of glass or diamonds glittering in the light it surrounds itself with. He wasn’t certain what to think of those with an elemental flare to it as he sees it hit one of the workers harmlessly on the shoulder with an almost playful zap.
Best to avoid it, he supposes. When it is finally their turn, he coaxes with a treat snagged from his coat pocket to have Dysis cling to his fore arm instead. Her size show cased to be truly abnormal compared to that of her kin, where it is he who is being ‘ridden’ on instead of the other way around. “I’d like to register Dysis my Vespa for this contest.” He eyes the women behind the desk, seeing a small name tag that has written on it ‘Shayna’, he ignores it for a moment as Dysis trills in a questioning way, her head cocked slightly sideways as she stares at his other hand. He didn’t feel surprised one bit that she wants the food, and to be fair, he should have given it to her the moment she did what he wanted. With his palm wide open, he brings his hand closer to Dysis so that she can feed on the treat. And when Shayna asks for his name, he says, “Claw. I’d like to register under Claw.” while giving a slight nod to her as she fills in the paperwork, and answered any other question she has about Dysis while he adjusts the ribbon around her neck slightly. Still honestly surprised that the whole time Dysis hasn’t been chattering inside his head with only food on her mind, no, instead it is blessedly quiet for now.
Dysis LV 14.3, LY 36.1 Claw 0.1 - Logged
The mind is a double edged sword, it has immense Power, capable of accomplishing both useful and destructive feats.
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
Twilight-Claw: This month's quest got some very sweet pocketpets as prizes. <3
May 31, 2020 15:41:20 GMT -6