There was a certain mysticism in the first steps on an adventure. Leafy felt confidence surge through her body even though her travel companion was a baby Felusine. She hadn’t bothered to take any weapons with her for a trip to the garden. After all, the garden was normally a safe place. And even if she had, Leafy didn’t have any formal weapons training at the moment. Usually, she could rely on her wits or her battle creatures to keep her safe. But now, she only had those wits about her.
“The first thing we ought to do is check for danger,” she told Kyoko. “If there’s some dangerous creature causing this fog, it would be best for us to avoid confronting them head on.”
It would be Kyoko’s first stealth mission and baby pets weren’t exactly well known for being the quietest. However, Kyoko was a lot smarter than a typical Felusine.
Leafy tried to trust her instincts as the drew nearer to the trees. She had seen no obvious signs of a monster present, but she couldn’t exactly be certain. There were many creatures that left no trace of their existence. And if they were dealing with a ghost, it would be even more impossible to track. When there were no obvious signs, she would have to trust her body to be alert enough to catch onto any signs imperceptible to her consciousness. People tended to have a sixth sense that could alert them to danger. Though of course, this sense could also be triggered falsely by things like anxiety and catastrophic thought. If you had doubts about a situation, you would begin to see signs that would support these thoughts even if there was nothing there. Leafy tried to keep herself level headed, but it was difficult at times. She and Kyoko continued onwards.
Kyoko watched Leafy attentively as the girl stopped to check for signs of monsters. The art of investigation seemed to appeal to her, quite like it did to her namesake. The girl liked to name some of her creatures after characters from stories if they reminded her of them. Sometimes the name fit and other times it didn’t. In this case, it appeared like a success.
“I don’t see anything out of place here, but that doesn’t mean that further on will be just as safe.”
Kyoko dipped her head in acknowledgement of her words. Leafy was unsure that the baby had understood her, but she knew the girl was expecting some sort of reaction from her. She showed Kyoko how to check for monster tracks. There were some bird tracks nearby, but they weren’t oversized or unusual. They looked like they’d come from one of the few remaining species of common bird.
Leafy squinted as she took in their surroundings. She wanted to head straight into the thick of the fog, so it would be best to find the direction where it grew the heaviest. She wasn’t very well versed in what constituted as heavy fog, but she could tell which areas were more difficult to see than others.
“Which area feels scariest to you?” she questioned Kyoko.
The Felusine tilted her head as she tried to make sense of the words spoken to her. She was the contemplative type, which was a useful quality. It ensured that the two of them would be a formidable team in the future. This would be a trial run.
Kyoko’s fur stood on end when she glanced towards her left. Leafy took that as a sign that something disturbing lurked that way. She leaned down and scooped up the baby Felusine. If they were to head that way, she would need to keep her safe.
They began to walking into the thick of it. Kyoko snuggled closer as the chill of the fog hit them. Investigating always had an inherent risk of danger, but Leafy felt as though they were relatively safe for the moment. A sudden rustling to their left broke that sense of security. The girl tightened her grip on the baby Felusine just a bit in order to keep her secure. Kyoko went dead silent and Leafy followed suit. Even the sounds of their breathing became nearly nonexistent. Startling the creature that made the noise was not ideal. She would simply need to wait for it to pass. She waited a few moments, frozen in place while the creature continued to rustle around in the bushes. The noise stopped suddenly, as though it had been cut off. Leafy crept over towards the bush, not wanting to make any sudden noise in case the creature was still around.
Perhaps a distraction from the noise, it becomes apparent that the bush in front of you... Has a few berries hanging off of it. And there are some flowers nearby. Interesting what you can find when you stand still!
If I had a heart, I could love you, If I had a voice, I would sing. After the night when I wake up, I'll see what tomorrow brings.
The creature had fled the bush, but it had left a few interesting plants that Leafy decided she ought to hold onto. She stashed them inside her backpack and then turned to check on the fog. It hadn’t changed, remaining heavy in the air. Kyoko sniffed at the air, as though trying to determine what the fog was exactly. Leafy didn’t think that fog had much of an odor, but the Felusine would figure that out quickly.
“There’s nothing much we can do except continue onwards,” she commented.
Kyoko squirmed so that her head was twisted to peer over Leafy’s shoulder. The girl felt slightly unnerved at the action, turning around herself to check that nothing was following them. The area behind them seemed void of any life. Kyoko was likely just wanting a different view. If there was anything alarming approaching from behind, she would be able to keep an eye out.
They travelled for a good while before the fog grew so thick that it was impossible to see any further. It was a peculiar spot to be in. She couldn’t even see her hand if she waved it right in front of her eyes. Kyoko snuggled in closer and Leafy adjusted her hold on the baby to accommodate.
“We won’t be able to see any monsters, so we’ll need to be extra careful to listen for them,” she told the Felusine.
Kyoko flicked her ears in acknowledgement of the words. Leafy appreciated when her pets listened to her. The garden itself had taken on a sinister look in the fog. She shivered in the absence of the sun. She shouldn’t be cold in the height of summer! The whole thing just seemed rather odd. If she could find the source of the fog soon and stop it, that would be ideal.
Leafy felt tingling in her fingertips. She knew this feeling, it was anticipation. Had she reached the area they were looking for? Kyoko squirmed, wanting to be put down. Leafy obliged even though instinct was telling her to keep the baby creature close. From her breeding, Kyoko would be well equipped to keep away anything dangerous, as long as it wasn’t too strong. She supposed that there was nothing about mysterious fog that indicated anything too powerful.
“Stick close to me,” she told the baby.
Again, Kyoko flicked her ears, acknowledging that she had heard the words spoken to her. Of course, that didn’t indicate that she had understood anything, but Leafy hoped that she had. She waited for a few moments, checking to make sure that nothing was about to jump out at them before continuing forward. It took them a few additional minutes before they found what they were looking for.
The moment that Leafy laid eyes on the strange building, she knew that the cause of the fog would be found within. The building itself was a simple, wooden shack. Kyoko was the first to approach it. Leafy felt concern flutter in her chest, but she knew she’d need to trust the baby Felusine. She was already smarter than most of her other pets and she wouldn’t remain a baby forever.
“Be careful!” she warned.
The Felusine yipped one before prodding at the front door. It opened with a low squeak that sent a chill down the girl’s spine. She approached all the same, trying to momentarily ignore the fear that gripped her. If Kyoko seemed fine with the situation, she was likely overreacting. She kept a close eye on the Felusine as the two of them stepped through the door. The shack was small, but Leafy felt there had to be more to it.
The wooden shack looked as though it had been untouched for at least a decade. A thick layer of dust covered every piece of furniture that lay within. Kyoko sneezed as she stuck her snout too close to a dust pile that had gathered underneath a small end table. It was difficult to see much of anything with the combination of the fog and the natural darkness of the shack.
“Stay alert,” she told Kyoko.
It wouldn’t do her much good if both of them were caught off guard by a sneak attack. She scanned the rest of the shack, trying to find anything of interest. Instinct told her that this was the right place to unlocking the mystery behind the fog. Now it was a simple matter of finding exactly what that was. She glanced down at Kyoko, trying to see if the baby Felusine was having better luck than she was.
Morgan: No one knows yet. But I did want to make it clear that the jar itself isn't used for lotine husbandry in any way. c:
Jun 5, 2020 4:24:19 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I'm only assuming that it does something similar like a Fungal Beast that infects a Leaf-scatter. (the one with moss and I think it was a pink flower growing on the head.)
Jun 5, 2020 4:18:34 GMT -6
Silver: I'll try it soon and we'll find out!
Jun 5, 2020 4:16:11 GMT -6
Silver: I don't think anyone knows yet!
Jun 5, 2020 4:16:05 GMT -6
Darky: What did the 'infection' do again?
Jun 5, 2020 4:14:43 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for this information, its really useful to know! <3
Jun 5, 2020 4:14:30 GMT -6
Morgan: The lolatic doesn't disappear after one use, and can be reused on the same lotine when it is allowed to 'infect' a lotine- to my knowledge.
Jun 5, 2020 1:41:37 GMT -6
Morgan: The only effect/thing that the jar can be used for is to open up into a lolatic. The jar itself has no use in lotine breedings.
Jun 5, 2020 1:39:52 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: and the jar is then gone, if with the creature I am more guessing with this the creature doesn't disappear and it has unlimited use.
Jun 5, 2020 0:17:55 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Something else I am wondering about with the Lotine breeding is whether one would use the jar the Lolatic comes from in the breeding, or actually the creature itself. I'm assuming with it if its the jar, then it gives people only one shot in a breeding,
Jun 5, 2020 0:16:08 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Then using it in my rps is definitely just for the sake of rp's and not for anything additional.
Jun 5, 2020 0:12:17 GMT -6
Renathan: Fish are unlimited use once bought though. c:
Jun 4, 2020 22:31:17 GMT -6
Renathan: There's no additional effect for adding a fish to a magical berry in a lotine breeding. Magical Berry is kinda it's own thing. Adding a fish for roleplay value shouldn't hurt, but it has no effect when used on a magical berry lotine breeding.
Jun 4, 2020 22:27:14 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: be just for the sake of rp, and perhaps seeing if it might lent a bigger chance to multiple offspring with unique pattern. X3
Jun 4, 2020 15:31:01 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I think your right on it being unlimited use yeah, although.. *cough* I only found out a couple hours after I started writing that I had yet to buy the fish in question so used the one you could get for free as a replacement, it still was meant to mostly
Jun 4, 2020 15:30:59 GMT -6
Riku: From what I loosely understand about the fish is that it isn't one-use, whereas the berry is. I feel like there wouldn't be any consequence of 'using' the fish...which I'd think just ooc wouldn't be counted for whatever rolls or whatever it is that it uses
Jun 3, 2020 14:14:30 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that piece of info Ren! <3 | But would it be allowed for the flavor of the rp if the berry wasn't filling enough for the Lotine?
Jun 1, 2020 6:09:21 GMT -6
Renathan: There is no need to double up on a fish and a magical berry (doesn't change the effect of the berry at all) in a lotine breeding.
Jun 1, 2020 6:02:21 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Does anyone know if it is possible to combine both a magical berry and a fish in a Lotine breeding? Or is you can only choose one of them? (right now writing a Lotine breeding)
Jun 1, 2020 5:36:49 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I am still interested in trading it for a green drake.
Jun 1, 2020 0:31:33 GMT -6