- Participation Prizes - Awarded for posting at least once in the Show Ring!
choose one; Male and Female Stardust Orbaru winner gets both!
In order to compete in the Show Ring, reply to this post to put on your show! Include your pets' image and stats in your first post, as well as any items they're wearing, will be used in your performance, or the pet was groomed with. - At the bottom of your first post, please note which participation prize pet you would like! -
The show ring or arena can look however you like, and it's safe to assume staff could procure some extra embellishments if needed for your performance, or special accommodations for critters that require it. Use any of your pets' many abilities to show off for points and votes from the crowd! Pets may use moves that they don't know on command in the show ring; there's ways to prompt that untrained COD to breathe fire, right?
At the bottom of your show ring posts, please make note of what abilities, moves, and tricks were displayed, and if they are used on command or not! Otherwise they will not count towards your score.
The people allowed to post in this thread are as follows:
Special Abilities: Wind Avatar, Uncontrollable Rage (Peril to Xentus), Iron Will, Fire Resistance, Thick Fur, Super Luck, Heart of the Guardian Moves: Judgement, Constrict, Devour, Divine Strength, Pull the Ether
The stage was set, the contest was on. Xentus perked up as he was called up to show his 'cute' pet to the crowd. A toothy grin spread across the leopard's muzzle as he stepped out into the show ring. The spotlight was his. "Greetings! Xentus is here and on the count of three, his friend shall magically appear!", the man announced in his best showman-voice, "One! Two! Three!" With a twirl, he turned around to face the large, empty stage and waved an arm out. Under his breath, his whispered yawë. And in that instant, a gigantic white and red, coiled lump appeared upon the stage.
"Say hello to Basantai!"
At hearing its name, the coiled serpent began to unfurl its long, twisting body. The shiny mass of scales and fur was hardly contained up on the stage. It took a moment, but the creature's large head finally appeared from within its coils. Its finned ears twitched, shaking the laughably tiny bow adorning its left side. It blankly stared out into the crowd with those big, confused blue eyes. Where was this? What was going on? Master is here at least.. Xentus stifled a giggle at the creature's confused thoughts leaking into his mind.
"Smile to the lovely people, Basantai", the leopard gently asked of the beast. Despite its grogginess, it did as it was told - flashing a toothy grin of rows of large pointy teeth.
Basantai responds to his Name and demonstrates Grin (Male Stardust please)
Basantai slowly blinked as it flashed its teeth, almost looking like it had a genuinely happy face. But in truth, it was just groggy and trying to stave off the bright stage lights. The rest of its body unfurled and wrapped around the stage, blanketing one side of the area with its long, fluffy tail. The gold-tipped red fur was naturally lush, glossy and sparkly. But a recent (and tedious) grooming amplified that sheen.
"Would anyone like a kiss from dear Basa here? This one promises, he will not bite - watch!", the leopard called out to the crowd seeking volunteers. To better entice them, he offered himself as tribute. He pointed to himself and asked the giant serpent for a kiss. Basantai was more than happy to oblige, craning down upon its master to give him a lick with its slimy tongue. Despite the leopard's attempt to brush its teeth, pliathor saliva was not a pleasant scent.. After the demonstration, one brave soul from the crowd raised their hand for a kiss. Perfect.
"Come now, do not be shy", the leopard beckoned over the young boy who bravely raised his hand. The kid stepped up to the edge of the edge of the stage shyly. Some other children in the crowd snickered and stifled their laughter. It seemed the young one was sent forward on a dare. Xentus almost scoffed. What, did they expect the pliathor to eat him? Basantai was nothing more than a cuddly lump! (thought the beast certainly could eat a kid in a singly gulp..)
"There, Basa - go boop and kiss!", the mammalian instructed his cute serpent, directing its attention to the boy. The beast blinked slowly, then waddled the two steps it took for it to reach the edge of the stage. Its massive head descended down upon the kid, jaws threatening to snap the kid up in an instant. But instead, the tip of its snout came to gently poke the top of his head, then a long tongue slid out to give the boy the worst cowlick of his life.
The kid was quick to run back to his spot in the crowd, giggling and wiping off the sticky pliathor spit on his way. Xentus chuckled. It was good the little one didn't see the serpent as scary. And hopefully, it was cast in a much cuter light overall.
"If anyone would like to come pet Basantai here, he wouldn't mind one bit! He is warmer and softer than one might imagine. A gentle touch, please - no pulling his fur", the leopard openly offered to anyone who happened to be interested. He figured it would be a good way to close out his time in the spotlight. If he had a small cute little fuzzy thing to show, he imagined he'd do the same. With mental guidance, the leopard had the beast sprawl its snaking body around the edge of the stage, laying down so he was easy to reach and pet. Some interested spectators took up the offer, some only watched. There was hushed murmuring and excited gasps as curious hands touched the multi-textured hide of the serpent.
With their time on stage coming to a close, the leopard had one last trick to show off. Basantai stood beside its master, still rather groggy this entire time. "That ends our time here today. Give a bow, Basantai! And we shall be on our way", the leopard announced, leaning forward himself as he bowed. The serpent ducked its head down to the ground 'bowing' as a giant serpent would. And with that, the curtains closed.
Renathan was up next, but he almost missed his cue because he was so starry-eyed about the contestant that came before them. Wow! What a big, fluffy, cute pliathor! He couldn't help but be absolutely stunned. He carefully holds Caliburn in both arms, and then quickly scoots out onto the show ring. They couldn't really top that, but he wasn't really aiming to win anyway. These were all just for fun for him! "Hello crowd, wasn't that an amazing act?!" He asks, obviously quite enamored himself. "This is a more traditionally cute pet, isn't he adorable?" Renathan places Caliburn on the ground, where Caliburn naturally assumes his sweet disposition, and casts his super-deformed begging gaze over the crowd. He sticks a paw in his mouth, drooling lightly over it. Ah, well, it was going to ruin his grooming, but it was indeed adorable. A few members of the crowd 'awwwwed' at least. "His name is Caliburn. But that is all we have for you today! Goodbye everybody!" Renathan scoops up the orbaru, and waves as he goes off-stage.
Well, that was a little nerve-wracking and short, but he hadn't planned anything big for this one.
[Renathan is using Sever Bond] - [Caliburn shows off his 'Deceptive Lure'] - [Done] - [I'd like the female stardust orbaru please]
Name: Rusty Level: 50 Loyalty: 50 Stamina: 3 Strength: 1 Resistance: 2 Dexterity: 5 Mentality: 2 Special Abilities: Run, Nightvision, Empathic Link Moves: Stalk, Mind Soothe, Summon Food Source (Fish) Tricks: Name (1), Sit (1), Lay Down (1), No (1), Come (1), Stay (1), Follow (1), Jump Up (1), Fetch (1), Roll Over (1), Shake (1), Leap (1), Catch (2) *No moves/abilities have been taught on command. Items used in performance:
Fanged felt her hands shake as she prepared to enter the Show Ring. She inhaled deeply to steel her nerves and she entered with a smile. She knew she looked odd, so she tried her best to combat that fact with a high-energy performance.
“Hello everyone! I’d like you to meet my adorable Lazaru friend!”
She whistled in order to call Rusty over to her. The Lazaru entered from the other side of the ring. He loped over to Fanged as he responded to her whistle. When he reached Fanged, the woman beamed and gave him his next command. She was standing next to a raised platform that would bring him standing above her head after he performed his trick.
“Alright, boy! Time to jump up!” Fanged exclaimed with flair.
Rusty’s fur fluffed up as he prepared to jump. His jump was surprisingly powerful for his appearance and he landed gracefully on top of the raised platform. From the platform, the audience could observe the red and orange tones of his fur and the unique accessories that had been naturally gifted to him.
“I present to you, Rusty!” Her voice could be heard across the Show Ring and Rusty eagerly responded to his name.
They basked in the audience reaction for a few moments before Fanged had Rusty join her back on the ground.
(Male Stardust Orbaru please! Rusty performs the tricks Come, Jump Up, and Name on command).
“Not only is Rusty adorable, he is also my most loyal friend!” Fanged spoke to the crowd. “Watch now as he remains still even in the face of temptation! Rusty, stay.”
She pulled out Rusty’s favourite red, holey ball. Even if the crowd didn’t understand the value the ball held to Rusty, it was still a brightly coloured toy that would attract the attention of many pets. She moved away from Rusty, making a show of moving the ball around and enticing him with it. All throughout her antics, the Lazaru remained perfectly still as he had been commanded to.
“Now we can also see how well he can chase and retrieve the ball. Rusty, fetch!” she released him into the new command.
She threw the ball with power and it sailed across the length of the show ring. Rusty ran after it, demonstrating an innocent eagerness to grab the ball. He reached the ball quickly. His dexterity was nothing to sneeze at and fetch was a good way to demonstrate it. He picked up the ball delicately and trotted back over to Fanged. He made a show of carrying the ball as a prize and he swung his head around playfully as he moved. The woman held out her hand and Rusty placed the ball into her palm.
“Now that we have seen him fetch, we will now show you how well he can follow!”
Rusty perked up as he was given a new trick to demonstrate. Fanged led him through a predetermined path. The path had been set up with a variety of flowers that shed petals when they walked by. Rusty bounced along the path happily. It got more difficult as they progressed. They found themselves at the edge of a pool. Laid across the pool was a slim plank that would be just wide enough for them to cross. Fanged quickly stepped onto the plank and took a few steps forward. Rusty followed her, continuing the trick dutifully. The two of them crossed the pool, pausing for a moment to strike a pose as water sprayed up around them. After they had reached the other side, Fanged addressed the audience.
“As you can see, Rusty will follow me anywhere, providing a shining light of cuteness everywhere he travels!”
(Rusty performs the tricks Stay, Fetch, and Follow on command. Rusty also demonstrates his ability Run not on command.)
She and Rusty then moved back into the center of the room for the next act of the performance. Rusty was really getting into the show now. He fluffed out his fur and flicked his tail playfully as they walked.
“Now Rusty let’s show them what else you can do! Sit!”
Rusty sat next to Fanged, facing the crowd. His tongue lolled out of his mouth playfully as he observed the audience. Fanged had him hold the pose for a few moments before she transitioned him into the next trick.
“Time to shake, boy!”
Rusty moved into place so that the crowd would be able to see the trick clearly. Fanged crouched down and held out her hand. Rusty placed his paw into her palm and she closed her fingers against him. She then raised his paw up and down in a handshake motion, pausing to smile at the crowd before releasing him. She and Rusty then moved so that they were facing the crowd once again.
“Let’s see you lay down!” she gave the next command.
Rusty sank down into the lay down position. He held his head tilted to the side, basking in the attention of the crowd’s eyes on him. Before the crowd could grow bored, Fanged called out the next trick.
“Rusty let’s dazzle them! Show them roll over!”
Rusty made a show of rolling over. He turned over quickly the first time, demonstrating his swiftness. He then rolled over again, this time more slowly and playfully. When he stood up, he shook his fur and trotted back towards Fanged.
(Rusty performs the tricks Sit, Shake, Lay Down, and Roll Over x2 on command.)
With a bulk of the performance complete, it was time to move onto the finale. Fanged and Rusty moved to the back of the Show Ring far away from the crowd. She pulled out a red frisbee and showed it to the crowd. Its bright colour was easy to see even from a distance.
“Time to finish this! Rusty leap and catch!”
She threw the frisbee with enough force to send it across the ring. It sailed forward and Rusty ran with all his might to keep up with it. When he was underneath the frisbee, he leaped up and clamped his jaws around the frisbee catching it in mid-air. He landed with grace and stood proudly with the frisbee hanging from his mouth.
“Alright folks, I hope you’ve enjoyed the performance! I couldn’t ask for a better friend to be with me here today!”
Rusty stepped back over to Fanged, still carrying the frisbee even as they exited the ring.
(Rusty performs the tricks Leap and Catch on command. Rusty also demonstrates his ability Run not on command.)
Level: 2 Loyalty: 8 Stamina: 2 Strength: 0 Resistance: 1 Dexterity: 2 Mentality: 0 Special Abilities: Empathic Link Moves: Peck
There they were again, in the show ring with no idea what to do. It was becoming a reasonably familiar feeling for them, so they were less nervous about it than they used to be. They simply smiled, and carried Love out into the ring. "You're super cute," they whispered to her. "I bet you'll do awesome." Since Love didn't really know any tricks or anything, they were just going to let her wander around for a bit and call it a day. It wasn't going to be the most impressive show, but they believed her fluffy cuteness would shine for itself.
"Presenting... Love!" Silver set her gently on a platform so that the judges could see her. She peeped cutely from being set down and waved her tail around. Silver beamed at her. She was definitely cute! Was that enough to please the judges? Well, probably not, but it was worth a shot!
[Male Orbaru please!]
Looming low and ominous in twilight premature, thunderheads are rumbling in a distant overture.
It was time for Kadin and Levtr to make their appearance. Kadin didn’t really know Levtr that well, but this was as good a time to get to know him as ever. Even if it was, you know. During a competition. Anyway. They entered the contest tall and took a look around. There were plenty of really good other contestants here and Kadin figured that they probably had to make a pretty good impression in order to actually place in this contest. He looked at Levtr and tried to remember what different things he knew. He’d written them down, he was pretty sure. At some point. He did remember that he knew several things such as his name, come, stay, you know. Basic tricks like that. He also knew a couple moves and other things that would probably come in handy for the later part of the competition. First they needed to get started.
Kadin wondered if there was anything that the judges wanted to see in particular for a competition like this. The Freak Show and other contests he’d been in had been easy for that. He figured that rainbow might be good shot for that. But he should probably start off with something easy, some basics that everyone knew already, just to get them started. Or even better than that? First he should probably make sure that Levtr looked the part. He pat the equillion down, admiring his freshly groomed coat, and adjusted the clips and bows he’d added to his mane. Well. To be honest? It looked kinda stupid, but Rochelle had recommended all of this crap, so Kadin was going to go for it anyway. That all sorted, Kadin lead Levtr onto the contest hall arena proper and decided that they better start showing over moves, abilities, and tricks for the judges.
So the first thing Kadin did was walk Levtr into the contest arena and say his name, “Levtr.” Best start off with the very basics, right? Levtr looked at Kadin when he said his name and tilted his head. Kadin nodded to himself, finding this all well and good an acceptable, and said, “good!” He gave Levtr a pat and walked a little ways into the center into the arena proper. The painter stayed on the edge, watching him and probably a little confused about what was happening. Kadin looked back and looked at Levtr who hadn’t moved at all, since he wasn’t sure what else he was supposed to do. “Levtr, come!” Kadin called out. Levtr looked at him again, tilted his head, and with a flutter of his wings trotted it over to where Kadin was standing. That wasn't so bad, now was it? Seems he knew some things after all.
“Good job!” Kadin said and pat Levtr on the side again. The painter didn’t seem all that used to him, but he still flicked his tail and twitched his ears, responding to the praise. Whether it was positive or negative remained to be seen! They were off to a good start so far. Now he wanted to try a couple other things. Kadin asked the Levtr to stay first. He knew he name, surely he knew this, too? Levtr stayed where he was while Kadin walked away. Kadin walk to the other side of the arena hall. And then he called Levtr to come to him. Levtr thought about it for a moment and then trotted over again, fluttering his wings as he went and came to a stop in front of Kadin. Kadin smiled again and said “Good! Good job, Levtr.” Levtr fluttered his wings happily, pleased to be praised and looked around at the audience.
Riku: I appreciate that.
Apr 12, 2021 18:44:24 GMT -6
Silver: Yea over time I realized that people either ignored or resented a lot of the lore anyway, so I've mostly just figured, eh, if you want to play, do what you want. I'd rather have you around than yell at you for your plot points.
Apr 12, 2021 16:31:50 GMT -6
Alma: If it helps, this version feels like it changed/removed a lot of the old fluff and is a great deal more free-form now. Could probably make up whatever to make your OC's reach the city and fit in somewhat so long as they aren't from something like Halo.
Apr 12, 2021 12:49:24 GMT -6
Yang: i feel like its a real challenge to bring in OC's when the Story-story of the labs is a big 'ol question mark; i get the idea/Sense of the labs' story; to make beasts that are Cool and Powerful, but beyond that its all '? ? ?' ; to me atleast :B
Apr 12, 2021 10:30:40 GMT -6
Kadin: Hah, same, I still haven't finished Kadin's intro back to the labs plot area thread even tho I've been back for months now
Apr 12, 2021 7:26:36 GMT -6
Silver: To be honest, I write most of my prologues much later, if ever haha.
Apr 11, 2021 21:52:35 GMT -6
Riku: A lot of my pets have prologues that need to be written still.....but I could technically write those later as flashbacks in the plot area.
Apr 11, 2021 21:06:34 GMT -6
Riku: I look forward to seeing stuff come about. Long-plans for six months to a year or two in the future are things I'm open to!
Apr 11, 2021 21:06:00 GMT -6
Riku: I love Alma's ideas for the boss fights. I'd really enjoy participating, but I just don't know if I'm currently qualified with my very little actual training experience and lack of muse lately...
Apr 11, 2021 21:05:30 GMT -6
Kadin: ... Heck, I should train up SEVERAL teams of gallor, lol
Apr 11, 2021 20:07:31 GMT -6
Kadin: I'd like to train a group of vulti or other pets up in the future, but I'll probs run the fights with my currently trained pets, too, until those others are trained up
Apr 11, 2021 20:07:09 GMT -6
Noa: I doubt anyone is gonna want to tag team with me anyhow XD
Apr 11, 2021 0:13:25 GMT -6
Noa: I'll probably be solo-ing the Pit ones, at least... Mostly because I'm not as interested in the points as I am in gaining levels on specific pets. And since my PLs are so high, I'd bring down the point earnings, so
Apr 11, 2021 0:13:16 GMT -6
Riku: Maybe that can be one of the 'bosses'. Like a group of Vulti.
Apr 10, 2021 19:49:54 GMT -6
Jack: Yeah I really liked the idea.
Apr 10, 2021 19:12:13 GMT -6
Alma: I really like the idea of pack instincts coming into play with a pack of beasts that can be seen as thematically linked to a boss. XD
Apr 10, 2021 19:08:50 GMT -6
Alma: I figure most players will want to solo through a few fights with their stronger pets first, if for no other reason than to make the fights go faster, but I'll probably ask around for that sort of team again later.
Apr 10, 2021 19:07:49 GMT -6
Jack: I'm thinking of throwing a couple of Sarane at the Wiurn, but I'm liking your ideas you posted! I'm totally game for it, to be honest.
Apr 10, 2021 16:47:58 GMT -6
Alma: Anyone have any plans for their teams?
Apr 10, 2021 16:41:06 GMT -6
Alma: The boss system looks pretty cool. Looking forward to seeing more fights in it.
Apr 10, 2021 14:14:58 GMT -6