Well this was going to be a new one at that, she figured as she stared at the halfbreed on the other side of the fence. He was a graceful, sweet, serene animal, and she was going to make sure he knew how to scramble someone's brain at that. She grinned a little, she didn't know what she was going to have him practice on for his battle moves later on, but at least she had some kind of plan for the future, if only a training list in her hand. Ergo sniffed around at the grass, the melting snow making it wet and heavy, but neither of them minded, it seemed. Jack hopped the fence and went over to him, lightly putting a hand on his back. The halfbreed was startled and shied away from her a little bit, unsure of what the woman's intentions were. Things would work out in the end though, they usually did.
They didn't know each other very well, but Jack had a bond with all animals it seemed, and it didn't take long for her to win them over for some reason. Not like she was upset by it, of course. She grinned a little at the thought and then sighed for a moment, wondering what she was going to do with this beast. Of course she wanted to fight with him, but was that really the best course of action? Using him as a mount was the best idea, and he was so light she could pick him up and carry him on her back if she needed to, or Kro's back, really when she thought about it. She slowly reached out and touched his side again, watching as the skin across his side flickered a moment, wondering if he was going to bolt from her, but he held steady, his unnerving eyes staring at her for a moment before he walked a little ways away from her.
Well that didn't work out as planned. Jack frowned a little, she was used to animals not liking her, but at least Ergo wasn't being violent about it. She shrugged to herself a bit and then slowly walked over to him, hand outstretched so she could touch him again. His skin was strange, not covered in fur but a thin white membrane, as though an Equillion had been shaved. It didn't feel quite like skin though, more like a moveable shell, and she wondered if all the halfbreeds like this felt like that as well. Jack tilted her head and reached out to touch him again, lightly this time, with just a single finger. She didn't know if she was going to work with things yet or not, but at least he just twitched and didn't run off. That was the first step at least. His infinite eyes swung around to stare at her, it was though nothing bothered him, nothing intimidated him, but she knew that wasn't the truth, he could be scared just like every other animal, she was just going to have to train it out of him.
It wasn't as though she really wanted to work with the beast, it was just... she didn't know who else to work with at the moment. Eventually she wanted all of her animals to be trained up, so she might as well start with this one, especially if she was going to both mount train and battle train him eventually. She didn't know what else to do, but that was alright she figured with a little smile as she looked him over. Jack reached out to touch him again, once more getting a little shiver along his strange hide, and then she moved her hand over his skin toward his front leg, the one closest to herself. They were strange front legs, split in two though he had no problems with walking on them, they were somehow attached to each other with a membrane, and she thought that in itself was pretty amazing. Some of the things the Labs came up with... she just didn't know sometimes.
The leg under her hand moved away from her as he danced away a little bit on his strange legs. The back legs didn't even have hooves really, she didn't know what to think of them as, but hooves were close enough she supposed. What did this guy even eat? How was she supposed to train him if she didn't even know that much? Well he was a mix between a giant bug and a Pure Equillion, so rotten apples and bugs or something? Sighing a little, she dug around in her bag by the fence and came back with a pouch of dried bugs, hopefully this would appease the Pure in him as well as the Golossle. Jack poured a few into her hand and held it out to him, limping as she walked over to him as she always did. At least she didn't need her walking stick all the time, that always came in handy with training.
The halfbreed's interest was peaked at this point with the bugs in her hand, and he slowly moved over toward her, wondering what she was going to do with those. Jack smiled and reached out a little further with the bugs in her hand and then nodded slightly when he gingerly took them with his odd mandibles and munched on them a little bit, crunching them along with how things went. There, maybe that would appease him for a little while she figured as she reached out and touched his nose. Ergo pulled back for a moment but then reached back and nuzzled at her a little bit, already knowing she was going to be close to him for some reason, though why it took her so long to do anything with him, well, that was hard for him to think about at the moment. He was of average intelligence, however his mentality was off the charts, even more than a Tat-lung, which was amazing to her, if the statistics the Labs had given her were right.
As he finished up the little bug treat, Jack rubbed her hand on her shirt and looked over at her walking stick leaning against the fence. Maybe it would be easier if she wasn't the one to touch him, but at the same time she knew it would work out better in the long run if she was able to touch him. She frowned a little at that but then shook her head, she didn't know what else to do at the moment aside from trying to get him used to her, and that was fine by her. Her hand touched his face above his strange mouth and the up a little more between his blank, expressionless eyes. At the same time, they looked like they held all the knowledge in the world, and she wondered what was going to happen to him when he was fully trained. At least he was letting her touch him, now she just had to figure out if she could move parts of him without him running off again.
The halfbreed didn't know what to expect from the woman, but Jack thought that was alright in the end of things. She patted him on the head and then touched his horn, wondering if it would be able to impale through anything or if it had some limitations. Shrugging a little, she decided it didn't really matter, at least he could hit things with it if things turned sour. Jack smiled a little and moved to his side as he sniffed at the grass a little bit, wondering if things were going to work out between them. She was still a little nervous about his inherent abilities, he could scramble her brain if he really wanted to, so she didn't want to push him too far, but at the same time maybe it would make training him that a lot easier or something. She didn't really know how far she wanted to delve into a psychic creature, which was partly why she hadn't done anything with him yet.
Whatever she was going to end up doing with the halfbreed, she needed to figure it out soon before things turned badly for her. She wanted to make sure all of her animals could defend themselves, but was she really doing what was best for them whenever it came down to it? Jack sighed a little and rubbed her face, taking her hand away from the halfbreed for a moment before she put it back onto him and tugged on the closest wing for a moment or two. He swung his head around and glared at her before yanking it back from her hand and then pranced away a few steps. Things were going to be a little more difficult when it came down to it, but at least she had felt what his wings were like finally. They were hard like a bug's carapace, which was odd but amazing at the same time. Hopefully it wouldn't hamper his ability to fly, though she doubted he would be able to fly very quickly.
Well, at least she was getting somewhere she figured with a little sigh as she walked over to the halfbreed again and put a hand on his closest wing. Ergo shivered a little and looked over at her with uninterested eyes before moving back to sniffing at the grass. He wasn't going to actually eat it, but he noticed quite a few smells that needed investigating at the moment, the woman was the least of his worries unless she started pulling at him again. She chewed on her lip a little and then put her hand under his wing and pressed up lightly, smiling when his wing moved up of it's own accord, though with her direction. He looked back over at her and tilted his head a little, a very Human reaction she thought, and then she wondered just how smart this thing really was in the end of it all. Enough to worry her, that much was sure.
Well things were going pretty good so far she figured as she dumped some more of the neverending bug treats into her hand, holding them out to the halfbreed before she reached out and moved his wing again. Of course there was a difference between a wing and a leg, and she knew he was going to have trouble trusting her enough to move his legs whenever she wanted him to, so at least she knew where she was going to go from here. Jack pushed her hair back after she wiped her hand off on her pants, Ergo had taken the treats a little confusedly, but at least he knew he had done something right or whatever. Chewing on her lip, she reached over to his side and touched him again, hoping that he wouldn't bolt or anything whenever she touched him like he'd used to do. Of course his skin twitched a little bit, but that was it at the moment, definitely a good sign.
Ergo stared at her for a bit as she rubbed his side and then slowly moved down his nearest front leg. She smiled at him and cooed, talking all the while to try and distract him from what she was doing with her hand. Of course she wanted to make sure she could move his leg and all that, but that wasn't going to be the end of it she supposed. She had to be able to move all of his legs, and that was the only way she figured they were going to be done with this part of the training. Of course Jack was going to go directly into mount training which worked out fine for her, and she smiled as she reached the bottom of his leg, he slowly lifted it up above her hand as though he was trying to hover just out of her reach. It was part of what she wanted to make sure he would do though, and she was thrilled with the step.
Jack rubbed Ergo's head for a moment, smiling when he finally nuzzled into her palm a little bit, though his eyes were still glazed over and staring into the void, and she moved to his back end to try and move his back leg. At least the front legs moved together, the ones that were attached with the thin membrane between them, she didn't know what was going to happen when he got to fighting, what if another animal split them apart or something like that? She frowned a little bit and shook her head, she didn't have time to worry about things like that just now, she had to keep training him so he could hold his own in battle. Grinning from ear to ear, she reached down and touched his back leg, slowly moving it up like an Equillion's and then letting it drop back down gently to the ground. "Very good, Ergo!" she told him, patting him on the rump. He was getting to know his name from the times she had said it, he was nearing completion for a few things at the moment.
Jack moved to his other back leg and started to move it, though he gave her a bit of a harder time with this one. For some reason he seemed to favor this leg a little bit, and while she didn't know why, she intended to find out at some point. As she finally got his leg to lift, she looked at the hoof-like part of the leg and frowned a little bit. There was nothing stuck in the bottom of it or anything, though it did seem a tad bit inflamed. Jack chewed on her lip a little and then walked over to her bag and pulled out some herbs and bandages. Crushing up the herbs, she formed them into a bit of a paste and then put it onto the bandage before going back over to the halfbreed, picking up his leg again, and wrapping it around the hoof-like part of his leg before letting it go gingerly to the ground again. Ergo kicked it a little and swung his head around to stare at the bandage on his leg, sniffing at it a little, but then left it alone, as though he knew it was supposed to help him.
Silver: I'm so glad! I really want people to feel like they can 'do stuff' with their sentient pets, and Draconics especially! I'm excited to see what you guys come up with. :3
Jan 17, 2021 17:59:39 GMT -6
Morgan: I like the update overall.
Jan 17, 2021 17:51:56 GMT -6
Morgan: I'm legit so happy now that draconics will basically be able to communicate in draconic instead of being completely unable to communicate from birth unless classically trained or 7+ intelligence. It was so weird to try to do story breedings like that.
Jan 17, 2021 17:51:21 GMT -6
Riku: I hope things work smoothly for you, Jack. <3 // The new update looks awesome.
Jan 17, 2021 10:58:47 GMT -6
Jack: Thanks for sticking with us!
Jan 16, 2021 20:33:33 GMT -6
Jack: So for those of you not on the Discord, I would like to say I'm still around, just not as much. Had to quit my job to watch the kids, opened an Etsy shop, and I'm trying to just keep things rolling through my current bad depression.
Jan 16, 2021 20:33:29 GMT -6
Riku: I am doing well. I also hope everyone else is doing well! <3
Jan 10, 2021 13:32:14 GMT -6
Morgan: I hope everyone is doing well. c:
Jan 9, 2021 15:20:41 GMT -6