Approaching the quest board, you notice a strange catlike mammalian leaning against it. Her tail twitches behind her. She has calico fur and bright lime green eyes, both partially obscured by a purple cloak she has pulled up over her head. She grins at you as you approach, revealing her sharp teeth.
"Why hello there stranger," she says as you step into earshot. "Lookin' for something to do?"
"I got a request for ya. Think you're up for it?" She pulls her left paw out from under the cloak, revealing a small glass sphere. Given that you're intrigued enough to her her out, she continues.
"It's simple, really. Bring this into that weird old mansion, and fill it up. Once it's full, just bring it back. I'll give you something worth the trouble. Promise."
Fill it... fill it with what? No matter how you ask, she evades the question and assures you that it'll work itself out. Perhaps you better just get started and see what happens for yourself.
The Quest Explore the mansion with the unusual object - which causes the monthly theme to change unpredictably around you for as long as you have it.
Special Instructions This is a story quest! That means that your posts must tell a cohesive story, with a beginning and an end, and as little ‘filler’ as possible.
Post Requirement: 30
Prizes First Completion: 6 QP and something lucky (... mostly) 2-3 Completions: another lucky thing (... or is it?) 4+ Completions: no prize
Kitriko (Kitri) lv 57, attachment 15 (25 gained from QP)
Kotoku lv 9, attachment 9
Feb 27, 2023 at 7:35pm Quote Edit Post Options Post by Skylos on Feb 27, 2023 at 7:35pm The energy his worginu seemed to have ended up being more then what was run off during being given 'outside time' by the inquisitor's staff. She nearly knocked him flat in excitement with being able to see her cat friend again. The muzzle repeatedly bumped into his jaw so she couldn't express her thrills of seeing him by licking him. He learned that fast. No licking, especially his face. The thick muzzle has an off, burning smell from her corrosive drool. Ugh. Likely that means he'll need a new muzzle or to buy a treatment for it. Finally, he opens the door to the kennel from his outing. There's a faint buzzing beyond the heavy door. ? What was that noise? Kitri looks from him to the door, putting her muzzled head under his arm. Why stop? Open home! Wait. What noise? She pauses, floppy ears slightly perked. Sort of... zzzz? It made her ears feel funny. She whines, butting the cat man's limb again. What wrong? Open home! The buzzing didn't increase, so Skylos ended up opening the door. The buzzing felt like it invaded his hearing. Bzzzzz.... BZZZZZ... Before he could move, Kitri forced her way indoors, loudly. The buzzing paused. Before there's LOUD buzzing, and a flurry of wings. Above! Looking up, cat and giant dog see a MASSIVE wasp, clinging to an air duct.
'Oh ****.' A rough human word escapes the inside of his mind as the cat's fur naturally doubles in size. He'd completely forgotten about what time of year it was. The giant gemlike cocoons in the next room, towering about his ear height at their tippy tops. They had done nothing for so long... and was this the result? The massive tan wasp/bee thing, hanging upside down, its huge red eyes wheeling like it was dizzy? He felt any residual blood that rushed to his head while flat on his back drain down and away. However his thick black fur doesn't show that. Kitri is... bothered. Not by giant bug above her head. Nah, if she stands up UP, and swipes, might be able to reach big butt bug and it would come down here. No, the bzzz bzzz noise bothers her. This big bug makes a noise that hurts ears. She grumbles, rubbing a knuckled paw at her ear. Barks once. Loud. They had waited. The worm's body had finally broken down after months of nothing. But all must rebuild. The giant voraciousness of a golossle. The smarts of a weaver. The resilience of a formica, all squeezed into the body of a vespa. A true vespa, no doubt. And that all mixed up into this creature. Red eyes spun in place as a mishmash of sensations and feelings run through the wasp, namely the sound. It doesn't like the bark. Loud. Focus down. Cat creature. Dog creature.
There are different ways to how the animal or humanoid world reacts to being stared down in active danger. Being intimidated, fight or flight. In the vespa's case, its abdomen raises off the duct, showing a stinger long as Skylo's arm. Showing it was a threat. The loud dog creature is seen as a threat. However V is bigger than the dog creature, and thus more dangerous. Yes, be afraid, F hisses. For I am big, and dangerous to you. Wings buzz menacingly. Kitri is used to being the largest animal in the room. If she puts her paw on the cat man's head, he is smaller than her standing up on her hind legs. So having a bug, A BIG BUG, being scary... is ...wrong. She doesn't like it. She barks again, and sees the big sting. A lingering ache in her tummy is there now. She remembers eating something big and green from her puppyhood, and having a very bad tummy hurt after. It tastes bad on the back of her mouth, and its not her own corrosive drool. She growls at the thing, and barks again. The bug buzzes again. Communicating danger to her. She felt...intimidated now. Something grabs hold of her scruff as the cat has to jump to do so... backing out carefully. 1
He's being followed. It took more then enough tugging on Kitri to convince her to back off. She's told to follow him, as he picks his way downstairs on the metal stairs. Need it be said that having an animal who is more then your own size taking stairs is a tight squeeze. The worginu's front paws are enormous, with her normal sized back legs having no problems. But her paw is about the size of the step itself. The buzzing noise of wings behind him... why is the giant wasp following him out. The door is big enough for kitri, but how'd the bug get out? He doesn't make it beyond the door of the kennel before someone purple comes before him. There's enough time to see a pair of multicolored ears before the purple drags him roughly into a corner. Kitri bounds after them, growling audibly. She barks. The purple hood tosses back... another cat like him... and hisses at the dog who is trying to scare her. /Kitri not dangerous. Who are you?/ he asks the cat person. Their eyes are brightly lime green. She asks him about needing something to do. Well, sort of. He's looking to escape being stung by a bug the size of a wagon. The buzzing is humming in his ears as she/they places the orb in his paws and wants him to carry this around in the mansion of all places. The glass? orb is empty, almost see-through. To fill it up... but she doesn't elaborate and releases him, mentioning that he'd be found when its full. G hates doors. They are too small for fitting through. The rest of the joined minds are in agreement. Because the ground isn't a good place for a bug to remain, even if you have to walk through on hooked claws with wings folded to be able to follow the cat and food. 2
Bark! New cat! New cat isn't afraid of worginu? The much larger canid growls at her, her front half splayed apart in a 'big tough' stance. This is HER cat, thank you very much. Go away! She smells off, like cat friend, but she is ...getting used...to cat friend's offness. After all, he feeds her. He helped her mate find her. He's a good cat friend. Even if he does smell kinda chasey. The female isn't impressed by the tough act of the worginu as she leaves, its the twitch of the tail that gives her away. Skylos is more focused on the 'omg there's another cat like me in the city' then the fact that she'd practically tried to mug him into giving this orb to him and then choosing to leave. Her tail is a giveaway that she's not impressed. Well, he's... humans are fancy, and he wants to be too. But it may have been his own gaze and it was a bit too low once it dropped off her eyes, but her cloak doesn't leave much to be imagined, if he could see past it. She shooed him out of the alleyway and points towards the road to lead him towards the mansion. Better hurry, your stalker bug is on your trail. 3
You can see Jolyne quite well as she steps around the quest board, frowning deeply. Someone else is standing by her side, a breeding-center employee it would seem, wearing an autumn-hued smock. Is this a veterinarian? Jolyne catches sight of you and frowns.
"What do you want? Looking for a quest?" Suddenly, her face lights up. "How about this, I've got a quest for you. We need you to find a specific Stray Orbaru that should be in the area. She looks like all of the other female strays, except her blue eye is on the left eye instead of the right..." She explains and trails off.
The breeding center employee steps in for her, their voice inscrutable. "This female Orbaru is very hurt and needs a cast on her right hind leg, but she is scared and is hiding. Will you please look for her for us?" The individual nods. "If you help us out, I'll ask the breeding center for a reward for you."
Well, the Stray Orbaru around here are usually impossible to catch, which is why there are so many… but with a hurt leg, she shouldn't be able to run as fast, right? Then again, picking her out among the group will be very hard, and that is if she isn't holed up somewhere. What a conundrum!
The Quest Find and catch the stray Orbaru. She looks a lot like the others, so it might be hard to figure out which one she is.
Post Requirement: 20
Prizes First Completion: 3 QP and a prize from the breeding center 2+ Completions: another prize from the breeding center **FIRST COMPLETION OF THIS QUEST FOR SKYLOS**
Kamari, lv 10, attachment 14
For living in the city most of his life, how the cat man hadn't seen a wild orbaru running loose yet surprised him. The ... guess he could call them a maintainer of the board was helping the breeding center (the place where you took your animals for... breeding...) find an injured orbaru. What was an orbaru again? Oh right. Its one of those dumb long tailed rabbit faced creatures. He's interacted with them briefly before. Apparently one's hurt, looks almost exactly like the others and needs to be found and captured. They'll reward him with a prize and while the charm of reward sounds good, and having the breeding center of all reputable places in his debt... his inner villainous streak wants to exploit that relationship eventually. When inquiring about details, the orbaru is female, which meant there was no orb on their tail, the eyes were reversed in color; so it had heterochromia like him, and was hiding. Well he'd hide from being hunted too. Kamari has been following big cat everywhere lately that he let her to. He felt kinda... uh... washy feeling. Not easy to explain it, because she has looked at his pretty eyes. Do all cats have pretty eyes? 1 [34 0/5 0/10 3/20]
Well, what sort of things did an orbaru like to eat, or play with? Weren't these creatures supposed to be dumb, like dumb as a fat rat? He's seen rats. They are smart little things that can and will fit into anything or any place to fill growling tummies. Prolific for the sole purpose of survival. The strong and clever will survive longer then a runt. Its the law of the street; only the fittest survive. So how have these stray orbaru survived? they liked soft things, like fruit or plush toys. An embarrassed look; they feed the strays, like you'd feed a street side dog. They don't trust humans. He sees a keyword there, 'humans'. Well he's about as far as one as can get. The cat's tail told Kamari things that he hasn't meowed out loud. Or spoken. She'd rarely heard him meow. Quick little side lashes with the more prehensile end; he's impatient. Ready to begin his hunt. Oooh, was it a chase? She liked to chase. 2
Certainly left him with more questions then answers, but the feline isn't nearly as shallow as that. He wears a thoughtful, almost pleasant expression as he considered the information passed over for free. The more impatient of the pair waves him off and goes back to minding that empty box in the corner of the board room. He's asked to return with the caught female, remember it has to be FEMALE, orbaru to the breeding center and the staff would take over the thing's care. A subtle hint to a meat eating individual that they don't want a corpse returned. Well he'd not tasted one yet, they're stupid hard to catch when fleeing. That is, if he's seen a wild orbaru. A stray doesn't mean initially wild. Its a step between; stray can also akin to feral. Like a feral abandoned beast; he could classify the weaver twins on borderline feral behavior towards how they hunt their food. Thankfully, Kamari isn't showing being any sort of feral anything. 3
Silver: Weird! Sometimes the dice have a mind of their own, I guess.
Sept 27, 2023 4:34:02 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I actually thought the purple/green one would have been the rarest of them, since I have seen the blue and red one the most to be honest. x3
Sept 27, 2023 4:23:07 GMT -6
Silver: Those ones are the rarest, so we thought it'd be nice to give them a little bonus!
Sept 27, 2023 3:59:32 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Also surprising that the Karzik now has a 'Alpha' of its kind, a good surprise to see.
Sept 27, 2023 0:29:36 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Sweet! That Golem has been without stats for most of its life! <3
Sept 27, 2023 0:28:43 GMT -6
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