Acethylka was not perhaps used to being cuddled on so much, but she was nothing if not quite permissive to the youngest of them. The draconics here were always free to come and go, of course, but Acethylka was always concerned with their well being. Acethylka smiled to the pair and nodded. "Off you go then, and luck to you, small one." At that, the great draconess turned away; she had other duties with the rookery of course, though it was always good to see one of the wards find a new adventure.
Your name; Morgan Draconic;[This Iolite Baby] Canyon Home;[Here] Do you have plans for your friend?; I feel some strange... Heart tug with this draconic. I think we will both have good long conversations; maybe I will teach them about science while we go see what the world has to offer? I've never really wanted to go adventuring before now, but now it is such a strong need.
Morgan did not believe in mystical bullcrap. However, it did appear that quite a bit of it had been occurring lately, anyway, to them.
Morgan began feeling a bit of a tug, ever since swallowing the chaos node, to go to the Canyon of Eterra. What was there? Basically cliffs, a river, and dragons, and nothing else. Morgan had never wanted to really leave the City before, but now, the call of adventure was boiling in their veins, crackling like electricity against their skin and behind their eyes. The individual had made their way to the canyon, and saw the great sights for theirself. However, something else danced, a strange heart-tug, something that they couldn't really explain. Morgan made their way to the grotto, stepping around the water to keep from getting drenched, and then stood at the door, looking a little bit lost and a little bit concerned.
Morgan both had no idea why they were here but every conviction that for some reason they should be here. They took their glasses off, and began wiping them with a clean soft cloth, clearing them of the mist from the gentle fall of water.
Acethylka perked up, so many visitors lately for her precious babies! "Welcome, greetings! What is your purpose here today?" she asked the person who came in with what she could call a smile on her face. She was a Draconic after all. She simply wished for the babies and adults here to find homes, not that she minded caring for them, but they would be happier with people to call their own.
Morgan looked up at the noise, a bit surprised, and squinted, realizing their glasses were off. After putting the spectacles back on their face, Morgan looked up again. The draconic before Morgan was not expected, but not exactly unexpected either. There were plenty of draconics around here, and Morgan hadn't seen a whole lot of them before now. Still, the draconic was a marvel of blues and greens, and Morgan certainly hadn't seen one that looked like that before.
Still, the bespectacled human was a bit lost for words for a moment. What were they supposed to say? 'Uh hello, yes, I uh kind of feel like I am supposed to be here or something? Is there someone that has been asking for me?' Either way, it was dumb. Morgan chose their words as carefully as usual. "I am here because it feels like someone is asking for me." However, Morgan pointed to their chest instead of their ears, to try to explain it. "That probably sounds preposterous." Morgan said, not quite understanding why they were speaking so mystically. "Can I look around? I'll leave if you want me to, but I feel like there is someone here I am supposed to meet."
The human's glowing green eyes flashed. Wait, humans don't have 'weird' eyes, right?
"Ah..." she said sagely, nodding her head, "Please feel free to look at our younglings, they have all been here for some time now." She settled down near the entrance to watch them, wondering which youngling this person was attracted to. It was a serious thing when one was called.
Morgan may not know exactly what was going on here, but it seemed as if the draconic did. Morgan was a little bit skeptical despite it being a feeling that they were having (feelings were mutable and easily falsified and controlled after all) and was even more skeptical since it seemed like this draconic knew something that Morgan did not. However, Morgan did want to figure out what this was (for science of course) so they moved forward nodding. "I will take a look around." Morgan said, trying to keep their voice calm.
Not long after entering the grotto (and feeling a bit stared down for the most part) Morgan began to walk around slowly, methodically. The bespectacled human finally looked down after a moment, to see a small draconic, almost candy-colored and appearing to be... On fire or something (no that can't be right, it isn't burning?) was tugging on the bulky part of the pants leg that wasn't quite put into the boots quite well enough. The two looked at each other, with Morgan looking a little blanched for the time being, and the young one spoke up (surprisingly enough, in common) "What're tho-ose?" It appeared to gesture up, toward's Morgan's face.
Morgan fought the urge to cuddle it (where did that feeling come from?!) and instead smirked down at it. "What are those?" They mocked, and then gently poked the creature between the eyes on the forehead with a single pointer finger.
The young draconic was quite surprising to Morgan. A lot of the other draconics were older, and there were a few babies not too far away that looked to be similarly colored to this one, and with similar facial features. The other babies were off doing something or another, but Morgan was instantly drawn to this one. Morgan crouched down, their lab-coat dusting the floor a bit as Morgan bent their knees and sat on their feet.
The young draconic was basically pouting, if draconics could even be considered to do that. Just yesterday, Morgan had no idea about anything but rumors of dragons living here. Now, Morgan was somewhat enthralled by this tiny person. Morgan took their glasses off, and gently showed them to the youngster. "These are glasses. They help me see." Morgan said, more mechanically and teacher-ly than like a parent. The creature moved forward, putting it's eyes near the glasses part. "I can't see very well, my eyes don't see well in the distance." Morgan tried to explain. The tiny draconic seemed to have forgotten the pouting, and was instead curiously looking from one lens to the other.
"What're those!" The youngling asked again, this time touching the lab coat, and then running under Morgan's butt a bit, nearly knocking them over to play in the trailing flared back of it. Morgan carefully caught themselves forward and put their glasses back on their face, laughing a bit but trying to hide it. "This is a 'lab coat.' People that study things wear them to make sure that nothing harmful gets on their skin." It seemed to have failed at that job, anyway, because the tiny draconic was playing with it quite easily enough, running in and out from under it.
The draconic seemed to get done with the lab coat, and was already on to something else. Morgan just about jumped whenever the draconic tried to climb into one of the super deep labcoat pockets excitedly. Morgan frowned, and peered down at the creature. It was half-in, and half-out of the lab coat, looking pretty caught. "Oi, you won't fit." The bespectacled human said, gently helping the scrambling creature out of the pocket and onto the ground again. Morgan wasn't quite expecting the "What're those!?" That was given by the youngling, glaring into their pocket with determination and curiosity. "Those are pockets, they hold stuff." Morgan explained, not quite surprised when the young one tried to get up and see into the pocket.
"Nothing in there..." The draconic mumbled, as it's strange white eyes glowed down into the pocket. Morgan got a good look at the strange candy-like colors of the little one's hide and the almost phosphorescent glow of the 'flame' on the back. Morgan gently opened the pocket up a bit better so that the young one could get a better look. "Nothing in that one, no, but there is something in this one." Morgan said, and then pulled a jerky stick out of the other one. Morgan had been planning on eating it theirself, but hey, the little one could have a bit too.
The youngling seemed quite curious about the jerky stick, so Morgan broke off a piece and offered it to it. "Here you are, you can have some. It's food. This is called 'jerky'. It is meat mixed with seasonings." The youngling tried it, and didn't seem too put off by it, at least. But it did seem to be quite curious about it before finishing it off.
Morgan shook their head slightly. However, Morgan was curious about what this place even was. They glanced around, since the youngling was distracted by the jerky stick piece, and tried to ascertain what was going on here. Older lady draconic? Check. Older draconics looking kinda bored or lazy? Check. Younger draconics staring warily at them with the outcast super interested in Morgan?
This place reeked of orphanage. Not physically, but metaphorically of course. Morgan felt a little sad. Morgan had almost wound up in an orphanage, after all. If it weren't for the money and most people not giving enough of a shit to get Morgan out of the mansion where they were living by theirself after their father's presumed death, Morgan would have wound up in the orphanage. Morgan felt a little sadness there, and tried to push it back down. None of that; Morgan had no idea why they were even drawn here, after all.
"So what do you do here?" Morgan asked the draconic, feeling a little beholden to it since the youngling was presumably in a similar boat to Morgan. The young individual finished with the jerky stick, and then tilted it's head to the side. "I find things!" It said, looking a bit excited. The young candy-colored draconic rushed off, obviously expecting Morgan to follow. Morgan did not have a hard time doing so; since their legs were pretty long for being so short anyway. "See, see? See!" The young one said, practically dancing around a pile of... Junk.
This was, in one way, just sad. All of this stuff was just junk, and it was all the poor young one had in the whole world? Some of it looked pretty dangerous, too. Morgan gently bent back down again to look at it, hands on their knees. Now that Morgan was much closer to the ground, they could really start to realize what the youngling had here. A gorgeous half of an old telescope, rusted out and horrid looking, with a single lens in it. The tiny creature picked it up with some difficulty, and 'looked' through it, undoubtedly seeing some things a bit bigger than usual, but it would have helped it to have had one better.
Morgan smiled, wistfully. "That is a telescope. Part of one anyway. I have one that works at home." Morgan felt a bit bad that the youngling didn't have one. "What do you look at, with it?" Morgan asked, quietly. The youngling nodded, almost the same that the tall draconic from earlier did. "Night Sky. I want to see s-stars. Falling stars." The draconic screwed up it's face a little, sticking it's tongue out. "Can't see them during the day though." It seemed quite sad at this, but Morgan busted out laughing. The creature was concerned, for a moment, furrowing it's little brow. "What?" It asked.
Morgan just shook their head. This young one was so smart! But it was... Refreshing to see a child's view on things. "Nothing."
"But what's funny?" The creature demanded, a bit incredulous.
"Just that stars aren't visible in the day. The sun is too bright, and the light keeps all the little lights from being seen. They are really far away. Really far." Morgan waited for the inevitable question.
"How far?" The youngling asked, looking up at the Morgan, not really seeing them, with a far away look in it's eyes.
"As far as you can imagine, and then farther." Morgan said, simply. The creature looked as if it were staring into an abyss, only it was looking practically through Morgan's head, instead.
Acethylka smiled briefly as she watched their exchange. They seemed a good match for each other, the youngling was quite curious, always getting into trouble and bringing things home. She stood up and strode over to the pair purposefully, holding her head high as she did before lowering it to nudge the little youngling. "Young one, how do you find this person?" she asked seriously.
Morgan looked up a bit from their squatting position down low, and saw that it was the draconic from earlier that was talking now; the guardian, right? They stood up carefully, slowly, looking back down at the small being. Wait- was Morgan prepared to... What, raise a sentient being? L-li-like a child? Morgan looked a little shocked at first, realizing where this was going, but the young one piped up for them. The hatchling smiled. "They know a whole lot! Like the stars, they're real far away!" Genuine excitement, it seemed! After expositing, more like a child than the hyper-intelligent being that it was from the second it hatched, it nodded for a moment, before looking up at the human. "I want you to teach me. Teach me everything I can learn." Then, after a moment's pause, the crafty youngling slyly slitted their eyes at the bespectacled human. "And I want to see yourtelescope."
How was Morgan going to refuse that now? That little smile, and rather... Wait. Was the kid already blackmailing them? Wait, wait, I want a do-over! Chuckling at their own joke in their mind, Morgan looks down at the 'kid' and cuts their eyes at it, as well. "We can look at my telescope all you want." Of course. Perhaps this youngling was craftier than Morgan had given it credit for. Looking back up at Acethylka, the youngling nodded at her. "They aren't too bad. A little broke, but it isn't anything I can't fix."
Morgan just about broke their neck snapping back to look down at the kid, incredulous. That wasn't fair! Morgan's genuine laughter was perhaps the first they'd had sense the swallowing of the node. Something that had been tight in their chest just sort of disentangled itself. Well, the kid was nothing if not cute. Definitely not sweet, but it was cute. The confidence was surprising, as well.
The older Draconic laughed a little at the cheekiness of the youngling. Well, at least the youngling was confident, and that would get it far in life. She put her head down next to the little one's and bumped its head softly, "Good luck to you both, please come back to visit if you have the chance." Acethylka turned to the person and looked them over before motioning toward the pile of stuff the youngling had acquired, "It would be wise to take the youngling's treasure with you as well."
Morgan had no idea what they were getting theirself into, did they? Morgan smiled, kind of genuine at this point, unable to control their emotions since they were so damn surprised. Well, this was happening. The draconics were... Sweet though. It was almost like Acethylka was the foster mom for everyone here, and Morgan felt a twinge of guilt that they were a bit jealous, they never knew their mom, after all. After a moment or two, when the 'treasure' pile was noted, Morgan nodded. They wouldn't want to leave the poor kid's stuff here, that was all they had in the world at the moment, after all. "Of course! We wouldn't dare to leave all of that good stuff!" A bit of a joke, passed between the two of them. It was probably going to become an inside joke at this point. Morgan bent down and ever so gently scooped up all of the stuff, beginning to gently put it in the backpack. Morgan wasn't a complete butt, anyway.
The draconic looked pleased with itself, as if it had just ran the best hussle in history. Dinner and a show, metaphorically. "Don't worry Acethylka." The young one said, conspiratorially. "I'm the one wearing the chainmail." ...Now where did the kid pick THAT one up? Morgan tried not to laugh some more, and finished packing up all of the things. "You ready to go figure out life now? It's rough out there." Morgan said, half-jokingly.
"Be well, and be free," the matron of the Rookery intoned with all seriousness. This place was no place to grow up, and it seemed like the two were made for each other. She turned to watch the others playing for a moment before glancing over her shoulder at the pair who had matched.
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