Once, about a year ago, a tall and gangly mammalian marked out an area for a garden, and began working on an idea for the area. He had many plans; and even spent a weekend begin to work the yard into terraces, stacking dark brown and reddish stones in long rows, not quite water-tight but very well put together. Then he filled the bottom of each of his terraces with gravel, then clay, and then filled with with loam. At the tops, he carefully placed mulch, and then left it covered in wood chips. The mammalian waited a couple of weeks, and then returned, letting the designers know exactly where he thought the gazebo would fit best. It did not take long for a comfortable and cool place to sit to be constructed, all black-walnut and covered in cherry bark, to stand resolute in the garden's center. Many different chimes dangled from the roofsides, dancing in the wind that rose along the terraces.
The rest of the area was carefully cleared away, grass re-planted in a circle around the gazebo, Terraces slowly watered, carefully, allowing the stones to settle down. The trees around the areas were mostly left; the area had been chosen for them. The mammalian was there soon again, pruning back the fruit trees, checking them for disease. The diseased ones were carefully treated over time, some of them had to be cleared. Eventually, the area had a beautiful smell about it; blooming rightly for the first time in a while. The terraces had settled quite well. The wood of the gazebo still smelled new and nice; sweet and sharp. The creatures were still not quite instituted here yet, but the area was ready to plant. Then; it sat. The gardens sat for a full year; the mammalian not quite able to bring the time to work on it. However, it was not going to fall back to fallow ground.
Renathan steps onto the plot of land again, knowing that after that year he would have to clean it on up. Renathan gets to work quickly, cutting down the lawn and then working the small terraces to remove the weeds. The mulch looked like it had been doing it's job quite well. Soon, it would be time to plant. The gazebo still looked great; having been built to out last the rains in the area. The fruit trees were blooming again; Renathan treated the small amount with pestilence, and was happy to see that the rest were doing quite well. After a long day's work, Renathan stood on the steps of the gazebo quietly, looking out over the garden in the evening's draining sun. The area looked great; it would be time to set up the gate soon. The next day, he returns with help. Carefully, the garden was gated off.
The gate itself was made of quite ornate iron, salvaged from scrap. The ground itself had a dig-proof extension, in order to keep the garden creatures in that would soon be here if Renathan had his way. The gate had been put together in such a way that nothing should be able to get through, thanks to an almost invisible mesh strung between the bars. After two days of work, it was finished. Renathan returned the next day with his huge equillion Shy Guy, dragging a sled that was laden with small boxes. Renathan had made sure that the boxes were as comfortable as possible; but the plant creatures wouldn't be in there long anyway. Soon the plant creatures were all in the garden roaming about; Renathan had provided plenty of ladybugs. He also planned on adding bees to the far side of the garden soon. Renathan then brought Shy Guy back home, and decided to give the plant creatures the night to acclimate.
Renathan returned the very next day; intent on working with his creatures now. He knew a bit about plants; enough to have a gist of what he should be doing here. He was planning on getting into botany for a while, and he really wanted to try to work on potions and such. Poisons were something else he was interested in studying... Well, he didn't really want to have to make poisons, but he really wanted to study antidotes. He didn't want to buy poisons off of the black market, as it might support individuals that were unscrupulous, so he decided that he would need to get into making them himself so that he could study them. Renathan carefully closed the gate behind him, and glanced around. The area was very quiet, save for the chimes. Plant creatures seemed to be able to hide very well! Renathan glances around cautiously, and then catches sight of a tiny pink critter skittering behind the small tool-closet attached to the gazebo.
Renathan grins and then follows the small pink blur; he knows that the only pink creature he had that was a bellaroxi; a small creature too 'dumb' to be trained, that was good about eating pests. He figured that if he followed the bellaroxi he might find some of the other Garden beasties that he'd put in here. He had bought so many creatures, but he still wanted to get more to put on in here. He wanted to make sure that these were coming up with their own territories here first, however. Renathan follows the bellaroxi at a distance; the creature had a painful sting and Renathan did not want to be on the receiving end of it. After a few moments, the bellaroxi rushed into some blackberry bushes he'd planted just beyond the ring of fruit trees. He could hardly wait to get some fresh blackberries to bring home! He loved blackberries. It didn't take long for him to find the Leaf Scatter; Meipuru, enjoying laying out in a sunbeam beside one of the apple trees that grew pink apples.
Renathan was very quiet for a moment, not knowing how used to him the leaf scatter would be, and if it would deal with him if he woke it up. Instead, the mammalian glances around for a moment, and then takes a seat on the soft grass not too far away, leaning against another pink-apple tree. He thought to himself that he would definitely have to bring a book here some time to read. He wonders what he was going to choose to plant in the terraces; which he figured would be his next attempt. He wondered what kinds of difficulties and concerns he would have here, and he also wonders if this was really going to work out the way he hoped. The leaf scatter rolls over not far away, kicking it's little legs as if it were running in it's sleep. Renathan wondered vaguely what kind of creature he could imagine the leaf scatter as being like.
The leaf scatter was perhaps a little more like a cat than like a rodent. Renathan hadn't actually seen the creature act, but cats did seem to love sunbeams, like cats tended to. Renathan glanced up, breathing in and enjoying the smell of the delicate apple blossoms in the tree above him. The wind that was flowing through the area of the garden was heavily perfumed with fruit tree blossom scents. Renathan could not wait to figure out what he wanted to grow here. After a few blissful minutes of calm and happiness, Renathan began wondering to what point would it be best to train his garden pets before it became very safe for him to bring other creatures in here; like his beloved jibiji. He'd been using his magic to allow him to distance himself for a while, and it was beginning to wear on him. Renathan finally decided that he was going to disturb the leaf scatter, which had rolled over again a second or two ago.
Renathan moved onto his palms and feet, watching the leaf scatter curiously. Renathan didn't want to scare the creature too badly, but he knew that the creature would have to get used to him sooner or later. That meant that Renathan would have to wake the creature up, but what if the leaf scatter ran from him? Renathan was ultra quiet as he snuck over to the tiny creature. He was close, somewhat surprised at the sun's warmth having warmed this patch of grass so much warmer than the rest of the shaded grass beneath the tree. He breathed out, the wind carrying the breath off, and then he watched the Leaf scatter sleeping peacefully for now. It was like the calm before the storm; it was always possible that the leaf scatter would overreact when he woke it up. Renathan probably would, if a strange creature decided to walk up and pet him while he was sleeping.
That caused Renathan to think about how weird that would be for a good moment or two. How weird was it that humanoids tended to keep pets? Nothing really kept humanoids for pets, right? Renathan had heard a lot of odd stories about creatures that were smarter than humanoids; it was surprising that they didn't keep humanoids as pets... Or perhaps they did. Renathan had no idea what to think about that actually, but he did consider it. After a moment, he realized something; the leaf scatter was no longer asleep. The tiny creature was staring up at him with bright pink eyes, her little flowered tail was bright and had a nice smell to it that he hadn't sensed before. The leaf scatter had a trusting demeanor, or at least that was what Renathan thought. That was before he reached out to pet the tiny creature; and it promptly leaped up and started running.
Renathan had been expecting that part, but he had not been expecting the creature to trust him up to that point, or wake up early, that is. The mammalian dejectedly looked up, watching the tiny brown creature's green tail tip disappear through the blackberry brush. Huh, well, he had two things he could do at this point; chase after the tiny creature, or go looking for a different one. Well, he hadn't figured out where any of the other ones were quite yet, and the leaf scatter couldn't have gone too far! Renathan moved after the leaf scatter, to where the blackberry bushes were. They were thorny, though, and he didn't really want to destroy them or get cut by the thorns. Renathan was quiet for a moment, and then he glanced along the row to see the leaf scatter rush out not too many steps away on the same end. Renathan ran off in that directly, trying to be as stealthy as possible.
The leaf scatter didn't seem to be terribly afraid of him, so Renathan decided that he would stay decently far back and just wait until the creature slowed down and stopped. He didn't want to make it afraid of him, that wouldn't be good. Renathan followed at a distance, slowly moving forward only after the leaf scatter had moved down a bit itself. Renathan was calm and quiet, just getting used to the whole garden thing. The tiny leaf scatter finally settled down in another sunbeam ray, and Renathan was pleased. He hung back just a little bit, watching the leaf scatter groom itself. Was the leaf scatter covered in fur? Surely not, but he wasn't really sure. The tiny creature stared at him with it's bright pink eyes, as if it were sizing him up a small amount. Renathan looked away from it, and then back to it, trying to make himself appear to be less of a threat.
Renathan was growing steadily better and better at working with animals, but plant creatures hardly counted as animals, did they? Miss Alura always seemed to call them plants as opposed to creatures, so he maybe needed to start thinking about them differently. He wanted to at least get the leaf scatter used to him before moving on to check on another creature. He wanted to just make sure that they were getting on along well here, but he was also here to try to get used to the whole gardening idea. He'd never done this before, after all! Renathan crept quietly forward, one step at a time, lower to the ground. He was quite good at sneaking up on things himself, and much like a cat does; the leaf scatter pulled back and licked a forelimb, curling up on one of the sun-warmed benches up on the gazebo. Renathan slowly made his way towards it.
The tiny creature was very strange; Renathan wasn't a hundred-percent sure how much like a creature these things were. The Bellaroxi, at least, ate bugs. So he knew that these 'plants' had to eat, right? Renathan wished that he had done his research instead of just walking into this dead-ended. He didn't want to accidentally cause the creatures any difficulty; he wanted them to be comfortable. Renathan slowly crept forward, watching as the leaf scatter fell asleep watching him. As soon as he noticed the creature was asleep again, he moved forward at double the speed, much more quickly than before. He sneaked very easily across the soft and warm grass, and then managed to get quite close to the sleeping leaf scatter. Now, he was back in a dilemma he wasn't quite finished thinking about. What does he do now? Does he grab the leaf scatter, or just try to pet it?
Twilight-Claw: Hey Ridelys, I still got a Sarane Fidelity Egg if your interested in trading your Green Drake for it, you'd have another shot in trying for it then.
May 31, 2020 1:11:44 GMT -6
Ridelys: If you can barter someone else's champion voucher off them for a gold hen, I'm happy with that too. XD \ Otherwise, I'm open to hearing offers.
May 30, 2020 21:19:39 GMT -6
Aster: Hey, if you don't want that green drake, I'd be happy to offer on him :U Alas, I don't have a gold hen either
May 30, 2020 21:18:03 GMT -6
Ridelys: Well, like I said, I'd have to get lucky.
May 30, 2020 21:13:55 GMT -6
Ridelys: I have a feeling its going to be a long one unless I get lucky.
May 30, 2020 18:19:31 GMT -6
Riku: Good luck with your golden egg hunt, BD! <3
May 30, 2020 15:40:20 GMT -6
Jack: Thanks for the notice!
May 28, 2020 10:05:26 GMT -6
Darky: Heads up: there's a chance you might notice Trepuldra images having loading issues on June 3rd, for about 3h. No need to panic, Veebimajutus just notified there's going to be some scheduled maintenance, is all x3
May 28, 2020 10:05:06 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: right??? i was really hoping i could find one of those pachee before the season was out.
May 26, 2020 18:51:32 GMT -6
Fanged: Oh wow that's an awesome garden find FF
May 26, 2020 18:13:26 GMT -6
Riku: Oh how perfect! I woke up wanting to post (unexpected, but yay) and saw I had a reply. <3 Meant to be.
May 26, 2020 6:40:43 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I really, really love all the updates that have come~! <3
May 24, 2020 2:12:37 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: np!!! I hope y'all like it!
May 23, 2020 13:45:06 GMT -6
Riku: What an awesome update, staff! Thanks for that! <3
May 23, 2020 12:06:52 GMT -6
Jack: All have been found!
May 23, 2020 9:53:27 GMT -6
Jack: Might want to be on the lookout for anything... odd
May 22, 2020 23:51:22 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Yeah it’s definitely a coincidence but wow did it work out well for us! XD
May 22, 2020 6:43:27 GMT -6
Silver: I'm pretty sure that was just a coincidence, but it sure feels lucky!
May 22, 2020 2:07:09 GMT -6
Riku: So did you guys make this hosting switch perfectly RIGHT before pb broke? >.< Thaz crazy. It’s a huge relief and I’m very glad we’ve come to this. <3
May 22, 2020 1:41:01 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: It’s free up to a certain number of GB, which we haven’t hit yet.
May 21, 2020 6:46:33 GMT -6