Fanged had taken the scenic route into the city as she had completed her morning chores. She felt strange being unaccompanied by a companion. Now she found herself in a part of the city that she didn’t have much familiarity with. The area was decorated lavishly, perhaps for some sort of event that Fanged had no knowledge about. She used her observation skills to try and figure out what was happening without asking someone.
“Come and meet the Winter Beast?” she muttered the words aloud, trailing off in a question despite the banner not being written as such.
The banner had certainly done its job. She was certainly intrigued and figured she might as well find out what exactly this Winter Beast was. There was a crowd of people around her, presumably for that very purpose as well. She watched them for a moment, trying to gauge their reactions to inform her ahead of time what she was in for.
Fanged found herself following the slightly fearful crowd to the inside of a building. The building appeared as though it had been converted from a shop into what seemed to be a carnival like setting. She hadn’t had much experience with carnivals beforehand, but she had somewhat of an idea of what they were meant to be like.
“Odd, I wonder what the purpose of this place is. Is this Winter Beast meant to draw a crowd and bring in the big bucks? Or is it some sort of being meant to be worshipped?”
The thought unnerved her a bit, but she was more curious than anything else. It would be a bit more waiting, but the line to see this so-called Winter Beast was moving quite quickly. For a moment, she considered talking to the other people in line while she waited. However, everyone appeared preoccupied with their own conversations.
As Fanged drew closer to the front of the line, she gradually noticed a shift in temperature in the building. It was slowly getting colder the further into the building that she walked. For a moment, she’d wished she brought a jacket with her. But it was still summer and a jacket would have looked rather odd and the temperature could still fluctuate within the interior of the building. Before long she found herself in range of the area that enclosed this Winter Beast. She was nearly close enough to actually see the creature. The group in front of her let out a horrified gasp before backing away. The woman blinked in confusion. Was she about to face something monstrous, or were these people simply faint of heart? She felt anticipation fill her chest and she inched herself closer to the front of the line. She entered through an archway and emerged next to an enclosure.
The enclosure was filled with snow and temperature controlled to keep it from melting. For some reason, gut instinct told her that there was something wrong with this picture. Inside the enclosure was a stunning creature that Fanged had never seen before. There was a stark expression of melancholy etched onto the beast’s face.
“I don’t think I like this. I guess that’s the downside to these sorts of affairs,” she remarked out loud.
Taking a closer look at the beast, she observed that the creature had wings formed of what appeared to be a physical manifestation of an element. If Fanged had to take a guess, she would assume that they were made of a fiery substance and not an icy one.
“Winter Beast doesn’t feel like it fits you very much my friend,” she observed.
The beast made eye contact with her through the glass, regarding her with a curious glint in his eyes.
Fanged couldn’t help but concern herself with the ethics of this situation. Perhaps it had been recently instilled into her to question authoritative figures, but this whole place felt wrong to her. She drew closer to the enclosure, maintaining eye contact with the creature inside. She felt an overwhelming sense of empathy for this creature. Narrowed, judging eyes stared back deeply into her own. She held the gaze until the creature looked away from her. She felt a sense of closeness with the beast and a desire to figure out where things had gone wrong for him. Immediately, her brain switched to investigation mode. She needed to gather information about this creature and hopefully figure out a way to make things better for him. For now, she would stay by his enclosure and gather intel on who ran this place. She felt a solid sense of determination settle over her as she prepared to accomplish her task.
Silver: I use google docs for everything now because of stuff like that.
Sept 17, 2023 18:01:49 GMT -6
Riku: I had like 20 tabs open to eventually go through to add up all my character levels and copy/paste all my stuff/pets into my registry thread. When chrome updated all the tabs were gone. Oh well…
Sept 17, 2023 11:45:28 GMT -6
Riku: Muahaha! And you almost got away with it, too.
Sept 17, 2023 11:09:32 GMT -6
Silver: Oops looks like I deleted you two at the end when making an edit, fixing now!
Sept 17, 2023 5:16:05 GMT -6
Xentus: ah am i missing from the show ring?
Sept 17, 2023 2:15:25 GMT -6
Skylos: Oooh, this time I have an acid pet.
Sept 16, 2023 22:27:02 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Oh, good point, thanks for the reminder! :0 Gotta pick out something special for my characters, hmmmm
Sept 16, 2023 21:21:34 GMT -6
Silver: Show Ring is up! Reminder: October is Vai Min Mur and therefore a special contest! Train your shadow and acid pets in preparation. :3
Sept 16, 2023 21:14:38 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for this allowing the change in prizes Silver, even if it was forgotten by mistake, I am very happy to get the opportunity for this particular Estharne type. <3
Sept 14, 2023 0:17:37 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Oh yes please! Thanks for this information Silver! <3 I would need to contact the npc account then?
Sept 14, 2023 0:00:16 GMT -6
Silver: (I said 'we' a bunch of times but it was totes just me that forgot it. Oops.)
Sept 13, 2023 23:55:16 GMT -6
Silver: Hey Twilight if you want to make a change to how you spent your points now that the River is available, please DM staff. We know we messed up by forgetting to include it so if you want it more than something else you bought we could swap for you.
Sept 13, 2023 23:54:40 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I can throw in the Pasha-Sarane Searhorse as well.
Sept 13, 2023 23:43:07 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Is there any chance I could buy the river Estharne for 20 usd from someone? I lost the opportunity to get one last year when I forgot to buy one from the Trepuldra.
Sept 13, 2023 23:41:08 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Now I wish I had saved some points. ;-;
Sept 13, 2023 23:33:59 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Uggggggh I wish I would've been active a month ago x-x
Sept 13, 2023 22:16:38 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: We have a gorgeous addition to the Summer Fair prize shop- the river tiger estharne!
Sept 13, 2023 19:35:08 GMT -6
Riku: I really didn’t expect to get my two favorites of this cross. One, sure. But both? Perfect!
Sept 9, 2023 14:22:59 GMT -6
Darky: It was a fun prompt but MAN did I struggle trying to figure out how to make it actually x3
Sept 7, 2023 2:04:09 GMT -6