Do plant creatures even like being petted? Were they plants? Creatures? Or both? He really didn't know what to think about any of this. Renathan slinked his hand out, and it hovered just over the top of the leaf scatter... Then he leaned back and decided against it. He didn't want to scare the creature, or provoke it any further. He sighed, stared at it for another moment or two. At least it was confident enough with the humanoid-made structures around here to sleep on it. Plus, he had at least two other plant creatures that needed for him to find them to make sure they were taken well to the garden. Renathan slipped back, standing to his full height and then turning away from the leaf scatter. Yes, this would do. Sooner or later, he would work with Meipuru some more, for now, it seemed to be doing well here in the garden.
Renathan knew that he needed to find the next plant critter to check on as soon as possible; he had a few hours that he could be here, but he didn't have all day. He still had to go home and decide what else to plant here, after all! He had the next week planned out already, of working in the garden. He knew that it was spring, and he figured that it was a nice time to start being in the garden, it gave him plenty of time to get things planted and growing, to harvest throughout the seasons, and to prepare for the more tricky seasons. After all, he really wanted to harvest some of his plant creatures throughout the year! Renathan stepped gingerly away from the leaf scatter, and then began moving out toward the fruit trees again in the opposite direction from where he had come from this time. He ran nearly face-first into a huge, hollowed out stump that he had not remembered; with a loud grumbling noise coming from inside.
Renathan did not remember this stump being here. Renathan did not remember the stump being easily six feet in diameter, or about five feet tall. Renathan did not remember seeing all of the picturesque common mushrooms that were red with white speckles growing all over the dark brown stump. Renathan figured that if he had seen it before, he would have remembered seeing the thick moss growing on it's north side. Renathan blinked, wondering what the loud... Snoring, that was what it was. Snoring noises came out from the stump. Renathan crept up to the stump, and climbed over the densely tangled roots, nearly falling over what appeared to be a knee, much like a cypress knee. The entire stump, now that he paid attention to it, was surrounded by blackberry bushes about three feet from the last root's reach, save for the path which he had taken to get there. Renathan nearly fell again, and caught himself just in front of a sleeping dragonoak, curled up in the shade in a great hole of the stump.
Renathan was not exactly surprised that the stump was hollowed out, nor that the dragonoak had chosen this as it's lair. It was a fitting lair; almost fae in it's magnificence. He stared at the sleeping creature cautiously, and began to wonder if it was normal for the plants to sleep this much during the day. Perhaps it had to do with regulating body heat? He had no idea. The mammalian pushes himself up from his half-leaned-over position and then sat down on the closest huge root, trying to figure out what he was going to do if all of his creatures were sleeping during this time of day all the time. Were they usually more active during the morning and evening hours? Renathan knew that some plants, normal plants- not plant pets, only opened up during those hours. Renathan had to feed creatures on the farm early in the morning and late at night, however.
Renathan did commit this to memory, despite his frustrations. He'd come back at a different time the next day, to see if he could catch any of the creatures actually awake. However, as for today, he still had a little bit of time he could be here. Renathan surveyed the roots, listening to the deep snores of the dragonoak on the way of circumnavigating the stump. It was so big around in comparison to any stump Renathan had seen around this area! He decided that there was a good place between two of the largest roots in the front to possibly construct a nice ornate metal bench so that he could sit in the shade while reading. That was an exciting prospect! There were still so many things to work on around here, and Renathan was stoked. Renathan finally found his way to the dragonoak's side again, and he began wondering about how dangerous this creature might be after it breathed out some kind of visible heat.
Well, that was terrifying. These tiny creatures really, really were dragons, weren't they? Renathan took a step back, close to the ring of brambles around the area, and then realized that he just narrowly stepped out of a puff of red-golden pollen. When he stepped back in, he couldn't really tell the difference. Was it something that the mushrooms were putting out? Were they dangerous? Renathan didn't feel poisoned or anything, so he carefully steps back in. He takes the beautiful sight in of the faerie-dragon sleeping in the hollowed-out log covered in mushrooms and surrounded by blackberry bushes. Yes, this was a really aesthetic spot for a bench. He would start plans of constructing one here as soon as possible. It would not be difficult. Renathan decided upon the name Faebuck for his dragonoak, to commemorate the situation. That was when he began wondering if the plant creatures even had genders. Did plants even have genders?
While Renathan was lost in thought considering the idea of exactly how animal the plant-pets were, or how plant they were (and if they were like plants were they like male and female trees or what?), Renathan turned around after hearing a slight noise. The dragon-oak was awake now, and staring blearily at him! The mammalian stared back in a staring contest for the ages for one long moment, scarcely breathing. How dangerous were these dragon oak things again? The dragon-like creature didn't seem to want to be aggressive to him, and simply laid it's head on it's front limbs, staring Renathan down as if daring him to do something. Renathan didn't want to leave just yet; he wanted the creatures to get used to him, after all! Or were they even creatures at all? Oh bother. That was going to bother Renathan for a long while now. The creature stared at him with amber eyes from across the way.
Renathan thought two things relatively quickly; that garden pet things were super weird, and that he was super surprised that they seemed to be fairly patient, non-aggressive creatures. Renathan breathed out a breath he hadn't known he was holding, and then kept staring on at the vaguely dragon, vaguely fae, vaguely plant thing. Faebuck was a good name. Renathan doesn't dare sit down, out of concern that the creature might decide he looked like a lovely snack instead. What if he did? Renathan suddenly realized he had no idea what these creatures ate, if anything at all. He was feeling pretty scatter-brained today, so he had no idea if he had thought about that before either. Renathan stayed there for what felt like a long time before the dragon-oak finally seemed to be calm enough to slip into the first few stages of rest, it's amber eyes closing ever so slowly. Renathan had to decide whether to keep bothering the creature, or move on.
The wind was flowing through the area in a really soothing manner to the mammalian. Renathan closed his eyes, and breathed in carefully, enjoying the scent of the blossoms. He could smell something very strange, a sweet, tangy smell. Like a fruit- but he didn't know that there were any fruits out yet? Almost everything was still flowering right now. Renathan was torn between staying here with the dragon-oak and running out to find that enticing smell. He didn't have to worry about what to do for long, since the dragon-oak blearily opened one of those bright amber eyes, and sniffed the air. As if she had sensed it as well? Renathan didn't know why he thought the dragon-oak was female, but it was decided until he was told otherwise. Renathan watched as the dragon-oak stretched and then stood up, surprisingly on her hind legs. Renathan tilted his head, and watched as the dragon-oak walked off in the direction the smell was coming from.
Renathan stood there for a moment, feeling as if he were watching something incredibly odd. Was the dragon-oak simply looking for the fruit because of food, or because it just felt like following it. Renathan didn't know anything about how these creatures perceived the world, or even if they were creatures, but they sure seemed interesting. Renathan was morbidly curious, and he knew that he just had to follow the thankfully kind of small creature. Renathan followed after it, hopefully at a pace where it couldn't hide to get away, or see him and be afraid of him and run. Renathan was quiet as he did this, his foot pads quite silent against the super soft grass. Another really delicious smelling breeze popped by, and Renathan watched as the dragon-oak corrected it's course just a little to follow the scent in a more correct direction as opposed to general. Renathan was just thankful that they weren't going through the blackberry brambles.
The dragon-oak didn't seem to waste any time, for such a strange creature, and Renathan could hardly keep at the same pace to follow at the distance he wanted. Renathan had to slow down and speed up to stay where he was, following the strange plantlike beast to see what the fruit was himself. Sure, Renathan could have probably had found whatever it was himself, but he was also really curious about the dragon-oak. After a while, the smell of the fruit got quite strong; it must be in the area, right? The dragon-oak stopped quietly in the small area, looking up at the surrounding trees expectantly. Renathan wondered if the creature would eat it, when it found it, or if perhaps the creature would simply obtain it? He had never seen a critter go after a food item without being at least somewhat interested in it. Renathan looked for the fruit himself, as well.
Renathan couldn't see very well thanks to how bright the sky was, so he squinted and tried to cover his line of vision with his hand in order to get a better look. The trees were mostly covered in flowers and budding leaves depending on the tree, and all of it smelled divine. He wondered how strong the sense of scent, or whatever the dragon-oak was using at the time in order to try to locate the fruit, actually was. Renathan was incredibly quiet, while he searched, and finally, he felt like he had found it. It was also low-hanging on the limb, the mammalian was surprised to note, so he walked over to the tree to inspect the fruit, curious as to whether it was ripe or not. Renathan turns real quick to look back at the dragon-oak, only to find it look at something completely different. He wondered what it was looking at, had it not been after the fruit?
Renathan was torn between going to see what the dragon-oak was so concerned about, or looking at the fruit. He decided to prioritize what the dragon-oak was looking at, since it could be something dangerous that shouldn't be eaten... Renathan had checked the area for any particularly dangerous things, but he wasn't too sure how thorough he had been, suddenly. He didn't know about that strange fruit tree, after all! Renathan makes sure to mark the exact area of the tree before turning around to go towards the dragon-oak, where it was searching in a small hollow of roots in a fruit tree not too far away. Renathan was both curious and cautious as he moved forward quietly, not wanting to provoke the dragon-oak. He still wasn't too sure if they really breathed fire or not, but it was still dangerous, even though he was a fire elemental at this point. The mammalian was sure to stay light on his toes.
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
Twilight-Claw: Is the site that is going to be used to host all those images also the type you'd need to pay for? (definitely noticed the broken images yeah. Photobucket feels like it is standing on its last legs. X3 )
May 21, 2020 0:13:57 GMT -6
Morgan: I'm just kinda nervous about them going down before things get moved over completely. It's prolly nothing to be worried about though. :3
May 20, 2020 22:13:15 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Thank goodness we're moving out of there? XD
May 20, 2020 21:59:22 GMT -6
Renathan: Ugh, photobucket has the images broke again. x3
May 20, 2020 21:18:53 GMT -6