It was going to take awhile to get this beast to listen to her, but that was alright she figured with a smile as she looked out across the vast lake in the Labs. She wasn't sure what to expect from it, but that was alright. Nublar was going to be a great beast eventually, she was going to figure things out as she went, and while it would take her awhile to get him to listen to her, well, it was going to be worth it in the end of it all. The great beast was rooted in the shallows of the lake for the moment, soaking in the sun and nutrients, even though it was freezing outside with snow on the shores of the lake, at least Nublar felt like he was at home. Sure, he was used to the warmth of the jungles, but that would change eventually she decided with a little smile. Now she just had to figure out how to make him listen to her.
She had to get him used to her so he would actually listen to her at some point when the training began. She wanted him in tip-top shape for whenever the next aquatic tournament was after all. It would be interesting to see him fight at this point, and she wished she knew what to do about things for now. Dipping a finger in the water, she shivered a little bit as she decided it was way too cold for her to get into the water right now, but that was going to be okay, it was something she was going to have to get over as well at this point, because she knew she was going to get thrown whenever she decided to mount train him to make sure she would be able to ride on him sometime in the near future. It wasn't like she had plans to ride him anywhere at this point, but that was alright, she probably would in the future of all of this as it was.
Nublar had rooted himself into the shallows of the water for now, though she knew he could move at a moments notice. He was surprisingly agile, probably something he'd gotten from his Pliathor parentage considering the Nyssa part of his parentage was rather slow and unable to make quick turns. That was fine, she knew that he would be a powerhouse in the Pit whenever they threw an aquatic tournament, and the woman hoped that things were going to go great no matter what. She just had to get him used to her, and she knew that it was going to happen sooner or later if she wanted a truly powerful animal... plant... thing... Chuckling a little bit, she hoped that she was going to be able to cut through his tough exterior and get him to be able to be trained eventually, but she didn't know what to start him off with whenever things happened. Well, no matter what happened, at least she would be able to ride him if they didn't throw a good tournament that mixed well with him.
While Nublar was settling into the ground under the water, Jack went ahead and brushed some snow off the end of her dock and sat down, letting her legs dangle above the water. It was going to be cold in there whenever she was thrown, and admittedly this wasn't her best idea as of yet, but that was alright, she would figure things out as she went. She had plenty of towels with her and a few warming packs to put in her clothing whenever she re-dressed herself after this training thing went along. Maybe she would end up giving him a Ribbon or something, it all depended on what the training was going to be like she decided with a bit of a chuckle. Ah well, at least she was getting along with him so far, that much was certain. Of course he was ignoring her, being quite a bit bigger than she was and all that, but at least she had to figure out how to get his attention. If she spent enough time with him, then of course he would, right?
Anything was better than nothing though, and so she yelled at Nublar for a little bit to see if she could get his attention. Slowly his head swung around to blink at her a little bit, but then he turned back to what he was doing and settled into the mud again. Jack sighed a little bit and rested her elbows on her knees. She didn't know what else to do, but at least she had something to think of whenever time went on. Somewhere between the size of a Nyssa and of a Pliathor, she hoped that she would be able to ride him someday and he would at least take her commands. That would be the best at this point, but she didn't know what else to think of things at the moment. It would still be awhile before he really acknowledged her, and she didn't even think she could make some tack to fit on him right now, so she was just going to have to work with verbal cues when it was time to mount train him. Maybe she would train him to fight first or something, she didn't really know.
Nublar's long tendrils were sunk into the ground under the water, making it hard for the woman to see the ends of them at the moment, even though the water was crystal clear. She smiled a little and patted the halfbreed's nearest appendage for a moment, garnering a glance for just the briefest of seconds before the halfbreed focused on eating again. He gained nutrients from the sun and the ground, never really eating anything, which made it hard for her to consider training him. There would be some focus on meat though whenever the training really began instead of this running around trying to get him to focus on her for more than a second, and she hoped that he was able to digest it and all that, but she wasn't really sure what to expect from this halfbreed. Training was hard enough as it was, she didn't know if this was going to work out in the end, but she had to try.
Jack just didn't really know how to get Nublar's attention, however, and hoped that a little bit of food would sway him to her side of things after a little while. It seemed to work with every other animal she had trained, and the plants as well, she supposed, but this was both animal AND plant, and she didn't know how to deal with that right now. Sure, she had some others who were part animal and part plant, but they were smaller, though still mounts she thought as she considered some of the beasts in her Kennel, but they were much more animalistic than Nublar was so far. Chewing on her lip for a moment, she wondered with Renathan would do with such a beast, how he would be able to get his attention, if at all, and then sighed a little, standing up and stretching out. She wished she had a wetsuit, but the clothing she had on would be good enough for now, form-fitting shirt and pants, and then put her hands on her hips, considering the beast before her.
Whatever she figured out, at least she had a game plan when it came to the actual training. She was happy to see things no matter what, and she was proud to say Nublar was starting to warm up a little bit to her, at least he wasn't completely ignoring her at this point, every now and then a side glance was given to her and then he ignored her again. It wasn't like she was really doing anything to garner his attention, but that was fine she figured with a low chuckle as time went on. She smiled a little bit, hands still on her hips, and wondered if she should head into the water just yet. It was going to be cold, but at least she would be able to breathe with her underwater amulet in case he got mad and decided to drag her under the water. Even then, she figured she would swim through his tendrils under the water and see if there were any sore spots or tender areas that could be exploited in case he did something she didn't want him to do.
Everything was going well so far, at least he wasn't mad at her for anything or anything like that. She sighed a little and rubbed the small of her back, she'd been sore quite a bit lately and didn't know why. She was just going to chalk it up to training and not think of anything else for awhile, it was all she really could do. Although she was still young, she was getting older though and her body wasn't quite up to the task anymore, not that she realized it. Jack was going to train until the day she died, she figured with a little smirk on her face as she thought about it. Ah well, at least this kept her young at heart, she figured, smiling as she looked over Nublar, the big floating island she had helped to discover. It had been her idea in the first place to cross a Pliathor and a Nyssa, someone else had just made it happen and gave her one of the resulting offspring, for which she was grateful.
As long as Nublar slowly found his way to her, she would be fine she decided with a little nod. Nothing else was going to happen at the moment, which was fine with her, and while it was cold outside she knew he was still comfortable no matter what happened. Maybe she would train him up to be cold resistant or something in the future, it might help things out eventually. Or maybe she would train him some other resistance sometime, she really didn't know, but it was worth it in the end of it all she decided with a nod and a smile. Jack pushed her hair back and then tilted her head at the giant beast. Bigger than a Nyssa, smaller than a Pliathor, the woman wished she knew how to control him, but that wasn't going to happen anytime soon. She just wished that her experience with Pliathor gave her a better understanding of this beast, but sadly that wasn't the case. The Labs had assured her of that.
Zenjesi: Hey Silv - how do you pronounce Kodakai?
Nov 17, 2023 18:23:56 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Not to mention the baby mosca with wolf skin from Elvye and the sparkling owl of Xentus. <3
Nov 14, 2023 10:27:52 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like the Donnor one not just with looks FF, but the description, funny as heck.
Nov 14, 2023 10:26:27 GMT -6
Zenjesi: yours both made me laugh, FF! They're very expressive
Nov 13, 2023 21:57:46 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Woooow Twilight, I love that witch drawing!!! :0 It's so pretty! And Zenjesi I think Spectral is my favorite out of yours lol. Just looks happy to be included. and silver now i wanna know which pets youd pick for the other legendary beasts. XD
Nov 13, 2023 21:37:45 GMT -6
Silver: Ah I'm so glad you guys enjoyed it! I love everyone's drawings they're all so cute. ;o;
Nov 13, 2023 17:31:37 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like that one as well yeah, loved the old nootnoot image from quest prizes, so that one went perfectly with that particular costume being based around it. X3
Nov 13, 2023 15:23:13 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: The jewelry on tail or at the head definitely tends to be their most recognizable feature for a Mosca, and sadly their pharaoh chin piece as well. XD
Nov 13, 2023 15:21:07 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Your peanut costume is hilarious and adorable too!
Nov 13, 2023 15:14:29 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Yes you're correct! I guess I did a decent enough job with the drawing!
Nov 13, 2023 15:05:27 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: It still looks good on Synkka. She is a shaman Mosca I'm guessing? Its mostly the tail that makes me think of it.
Nov 13, 2023 15:00:42 GMT -6
Zenjesi: I definitely like Spectral's the most too! I sort of cheated by drawing Synkka with a cloak because I do not know how to draw feathered wings, haha ^^'
Nov 13, 2023 13:45:15 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Which one do you like the most out of the three you made?
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:48 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that compliment! Though I know with the water it doesn't look entirely great, I love the latter one I made the most.
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:30 GMT -6