Ok, so they had another job, but this one was creepy as FUCK where the last one had just been relatively simple. But still. The guy hiring them to do all of this shit said he'd give them a bonus for getting this done, too, and their choice of a, uh. Whatever the heck it was. Pet. Whatever. Skram wasn't entirely sure what they felt about that just yet, this whole "owning" creatures thing that everyone here in the labs seemed to have such a huge boner for. Of course they'd thought about having an animal companion themselves before, too, obviously. But they lived in a city before and it just didn't make any sense, you know? Couldn't exactly walk down the streets with a panther or a deer or a wolf or some shit. But here people had whole entire traveling circus worth of pets! So maybe it wasn't a bad idea.
You know, getting a pet. It'd definitely be a better idea than coming to a creep ass ruin in the middle of fucking nowhere with some glowing rocks and a berry, of all gods damn things, and told to climb a huge staircase for what!!! What!!! What was going to even come out of this!!
Skram stopped at the base of the stairs, put their hands on their knees, and just fucking. Breathed for a second. Ok. They were alive. They were fed. Nothing was hurting them. They were ok. They were going to finish this job, get paid, and then they'd be better off than they had been this morning. Even if this place was gods DAMN creepy, nothing here could actually hurt them. They were fine. The person who'd hired them had done this before, too, and he was fine. Looked fine. Nothing at all was wrong with him.
They'd come back from this, too. That resolved, they straighten back up and started marching up the stairs. They made the mistake of looking around while they were going up only once. After that, they kept their eyes straight ahead and refused to look at anything else but the top, no matter what they saw out of the corners of their eyes. They were going to do their job, go home, and then that would be that. No more creepy fucking stairs and carvings and statues for them after that! First they just needed to actually get to the top, of course, because these stairs went on forever and were clearly NOT made for people Skram's size. They were a bit annoyed when they had to take a break before they even got to the top just because they were starting to get tired from all the hopping up the giant ass stairs.
Skram sat on a step, nearly to the top but resting, and looked down at the rest of the world from this vantage point. It was peaceful up here, when they weren't looking at where they were or thinking about all the creepy shit up here. It was quiet. The kind of quiet that would creep them out the longer that they listened to it, but for the moment, at least, Skram could appreciate it. With another deep breathe, they eventually pulled themselves back to their feet and made the rest of the creepy way up the step to... Yeah. Yep. Damn. That was an alter. But the guy who'd hired them had told them about this. They weren't going to be sacrificed or anything, they just needed to make and offering, eat the berry, and they'd be fine. Everything would be fine. As long as they could... reach... the alter... that is.
Skram grabbed on to the edge of the alter to help them look up over it. Ugh. Yuck. Yeah, this whole place was just a creepy mess, wasn't it? With a grimace, they took out the shiny stones they'd been given and dropped them down onto the alter.
Next up... what was the order again? A drop of blood then the berry, or the berry then the drop of blood? With a shrug, Skram popped the berry into their mouth first, figuring that eating before doing some bloodletting was usually better than the other way around.
And, finally, they reached and reeeached out... finally able to reach and grab the knife. Now for the tricky part. They pricked their finger and tried to hold it over the crystals or whatever, but any dramatic effect they thought about going for was completely lost when they had to flail around a bit to get their "essence" properly added to the mix.
Node Creation: Success Cool-down will End: March 26, 2022
Should I wander Let it be to hell
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