A well written letter has been pinned on the quest board, it’s letters penned in neat lines on quality parchment. It reads:
“Hello there! This Friday, I need to step out for a little errand, but I need someone to look after my dear Fifi in the meantime! She gets awfully anxious when I’m away for too long. I’ll make the payment worth your while of course - so long as she’s nice and happy when I get back!”
Under that is her name, and partially blocking it is a pinned photo of a fancy looking woman standing next to what has to be the biggest, most ornery looking PHIL you’ve ever seen. There’s no way this job is as easy as she’s describing, right?
The Quest Take care of ‘Fifi’ - the big ornery PHIL from the photo. Good luck!
Post Requirement: 10
Prizes First Completion: 2 QP and a treat for your pets 2+ Completions: another treat for your pets **FIRST COMPLETION FOR FLARE**
Just how he'd managed to forget that Lisan's herd did extend out beyond herself and the flighty taiga he'd been towing around for a few days to give them some exercise... he's got no answer for that. The herd of baakir has reached proportions he never expected, and none of them are even related. So someone else needed to be... worked with if he had to express a choice of what he should do. Heck, all of them should be interacted to at least a degree of listening to him. Through bribery or Lisan's swift kick, in w which she doesn't even listen to him! A shadow towers over him, and it's the ...orange one. Orange? Er, maybe more sandy russet. He's seen other animals of a similar color. Those amber eyes watch him, and he watches back... With a handful of leafy sticks in his hand, tumaian and baakir regard each other. A faint sense of some...common destiny? If that turned out to be visiting the quest board, they didn't know that. 1 94 17.20
...when is a Friday anyways? Flare never kept a solid count of days or weeks while he's been out of the Core. He didn't need to, just seasons. Was a Friday soon? So he asked a passerby. Oh. Friday is TODAY. Ohhhh. Well, whatever a Fee Fee is, he might as well go keep it company. And the sightseeing baakir with a rope tossed around its face is going along. The house is big, fancy and reminds him of one of those farms up the ...Vall, that street. He doesn't know its full name. The fancy handwriting might belong to a lady, so he ties back his saffron hair and dusts his poncho and pants to look less like a bush-dwelling nobody. The geti baakir is experiencing more new things in a few fire sky moving then in forever. Mostly the herd kept to themselves, so this... over small thing is new! Very new. Do they even like this? 2
The door literally flings open when he knocks, and a... lady? answers the door. She reminds him more of a wrinkled old dog then a person, but they're standing like he does, with a big frilly dress on. 'mind my manners' he tells himself, giving a slight bow and presenting a copy of her request to watch Fee Fee, looking up at her from his bow when she takes the paper from him. "Oh thank Light, I was about ready to step out with Fifi and she's not at all the outdoor type outside of her pen. Do follow me, and keep a good hold on your... uh, animal please." Rules back and forth as she walks them around the side of the house. Don't touch the tulips, they are just sprouting and take months to regrow. 'Try years' the tumaian thinks to himself. He's got tulips someplace in the garden... but he forgot where the bulbs were buried. 3
"Finally, keep Fifi nice and happy while I'm out and I'll make it worth your while. Is this your first time with a large animal?" He shakes his head no, gesturing with hand and eye up at the large herbivore picking their way along behind him. You can't do too much sightseeing when your face is being pulled along. "No" Large animal? The creature in the photo he presented did look quite large, but what even was it? "Good. I've had a few others come previous Fridays and they see my dear Fifi and seem to wilt on the spot. I don't understand why, she's a delightful creature. Ah, here we go." It's a massive steel cage that covers the back half of the grounds, and it's bigger then Flare's garden, plot, tamped area for training, and even more of the other attached plots! She ushers him inside. Mrrgh?! Wait a minute. Nothing said sightseeing involved a small space. The geti groans loudly, yanking back on the lead. Nop noep nope! 4 20.20 Lv 95 Flare
"Oh and here comes Fifi from her afternoon stroll. Samson, you hoo, I found a sitter!" She's waving past him as Flare struggles to keep hold on the baakir's head tether. Maybe he shouldn't have looked alongside her movement. Because that was not an animal, that's a BIG, SPIKY, FURRY, thing. With a permanent frown on its pinched snout. Almost as wrinkled up as their lady mistress. If he felt any sort of bravery with this task... it just drained out through his feet. She is in the animal's face, mushing its thick cheeks and fawning all over it. The expression of what little he could see between lace and satin sleeves and a lot of slobbery kissing is 'why'. "Right inside, and you've got a playmate Fifi!" and the dog lady turns to him, patting her face with a kerchief. "Just keep her nice and happy and I'll be back in a few hours. Saaaamson, time to go!" The butler, attached five minutes ago to the animal hurries AWAY from Fee Fee. 5 95 1.20
This task broke up into two major problems; one, that door is smaller then the baakir is willing to go through willingly. Ugh, they walked through gates that were smaller. Was it the roof itself? Its about as tall as he is, maybe taller. The can opener fur monster covered in spikes glowers at the retreating pair... is she SKIPPING in those pointed shoes? Ok... rich people are weird. The animal's attention shifts to Flare, and his big baakir. Sniff sniff. Dirt. Smells like dirt, and... GREEN. Lots of green. What is that big thing. Acts like prey. Grunt. Sniff Sniff. Smells tall. The annoyance of Mama's excessive love shifts to curiosity. Because GREEN smells... odd. She? Makes a grunting noise, before shuffling into the enclosure without being told to. After all, this is HER territory. And a rather big one it is. Uh... how to go about this. That monster has more then enough muscle he's willing to not bet on to wreck them both. But the baakir seems to have other ideas. 6
The geti has seen very little of the world, outside of their own herd, So to see a big meat eater, that is BIG in LONG way, but not TALL way, it... annoyed them. This was their THING, being BIG and TALL. So another BIG thing is.. not allowed around. Stupid small space, the baakir just barged their way through the door, and dragged small fire sprout along with them into the pen. The meat eater is surprised by their action. Grunt groaning. Mrrarg. The cage is a little too small to stand upright completely. The geti felt their nasal ridge bristles drag against the hard cold ouch. Mrrgh! They snort, shake their head a bit, avoiding more nose horn and cage interaction. Because OW. Fifi is... a bit confused. The big prey is not acting like it is scared of her. Her substantial eyebrow fur narrows her already small red eyes a bit, sizing up the TALL prey animal. Mama fed her meat, but not what she could hunt herself. 7
In fact... Flare was puzzled by this, because he fully expected the giant meat eating hairy can opener for a tail monster to charge them as soon as the baakir had violated its territory. Her? territory. His gaze wanders a bit to see if there was anything... uh... "ENTERTAINING" around here. Perhaps they could find a chew toy or something that wasn't his skinny body or the baakir's limbs or neck? Gulp. Uh... ahaha. There's a sizable beach ball that's about three tail lengths away from him. Carefully edging away from the attention of the creature, he slowly moves towards them. Red eyes blink and follow the small twig of GREEN who is trying to move away from the prey animal. It... has a tail. A tail? Mama has a tail. Its all curly and small. This is a long straight tail. Mrrrgrra? A small growl roar, she is confused! Wrong acting prey, and now twig with a tail! WHO ARE YOU?! 8
Fifi shuffles around to move after the twig, but he... it's smelling male now... picks up her ball. Or tries to, it's bigger around than his skinny limbs. Humph. Even Mama's help can move the ball. It's more of a push vs a pickup. The ball rolls... lamely, across the dirt to rest close to her. Realizing he's on the spot, the twig seems to shift back and forth on its skinny two legs, almost weaving like a small rope in the grass. Swiping a small paw... play? Oh, he wants to play? Mrraaaa! Fifi roars again, headbutting the ball. It crashes into the twig, knocking him on his tail, and bounces away toward the big prey. Roar growl. I win! I win! 'I should've expected that.' the impact wasn't that bad, but heavy rubber ball impacting, he might wind up with a bit of a bruise and a difficult time sitting down on a stool that impeded his tail, but the loud MRRGH and the ball sail off towards Fee fee. Did the baakir just strike the ball back? 9
If he blocks the entrance... perhaps the can opener with fur would be more interested in the ball than in them. Flare positions himself with a slight wince as he sees out of the corner of his eye, the baakir sideswipe the ball with a hoof. It's not a hard movement, just enough to give it some motion in the direction of the predator. Pawing the ground and shaking their head like a challenge. Are you mad, baakir?! Oh no... But instead of charging them, Fee fee just swipes the ball, this time harder, and the baakir has to go chase after it. Its the most unusual game of 'kick the ball' that the tumaianborn elemental has ever seen in his life. And this reckless giant of prey seems more intent on challenging the big predator vs turning tail and running away. The small space seems forgotten. "I could've opened a larger space to let your animal in if you asked." the lady says curtly when Flare inquires 'big door?' "But you didn't." She doesn't seem 'unhappy' to see Fifi playing ball with a giraffe monster, but not 'thrilled'. She's distracted because it's the first time something Fifi could say is food hasn't run away. guess he succeeded? Now to get the baakir out once the creature tired of them, in one piece. 10 -fin- +2 Geti 95 6.20
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