Renathan visited the garden about a week later. Jack's pachee had made some babies, and Jack had given him one! The little creature had already been dubbed 'Mesquite' by him, and it was just adorable. Renathan had never really been super interested in pachee before, but he had recently found out that they could be bred! So he was happy to have the tiny gift from Jack. He knew that it needed to be kept in the garden, so he was quite glad that he had been fortunate enough to actually have had his garden set up not so long ago. So he was back with a male pachee in his arms, gently making sure not to mess up it's leaves or pollen tail. They almost looked like really buff leaf scatters; with their big ole front arms. Renathan entered the garden and closed the gate, and then put down the pachee into the garden.
Mesquite was still young, and though he could technically be bred, Renathan really wanted to get to know the creature before going off and trying to breed him immediately. Pachee were strange creatures, and according to the pamphlet he had been given, they bred by using pollen, and the females had a kind of slit in their forehead that was meant to collect this? Unlike in orbaru, which was the species he was the most used to, multiple males could be used per breeding. He hoped to at least get into it a little, not a whole lot, he didn't need half as many pachee as he had orbaru, for example! Renathan squatted down, to look at the pachee. He was also here to do a little construction today, or rather, check on the construction that had been done recently. He'd had some really nice metal benches put up in certain select spots!
Mesquite was a strange color; being tan with a green fade, and some kind of really nice light colored belly. One of the parents had tiger stripes, and they showed up on this baby too, being light orange. There were the traditional pachee markings beneath these, being black and mottled. Renathan would have accepted the pachee no matter what it looked like, because Renathan loved gifts from Jack, and giving gifts to Jack, but this baby was exceptionally pretty, in his opinion. Renathan reached down to try and pet it on the forehead, and the creature seemed really distracted by the garden, and not aggressive like most creatures that had not been played with before were. Perhaps it was because pachee were plant creatures? Plant creatures tended to be a little more docile, save for perhaps the dragon oak, Renathan decided. The pachee was quite docile, even for a plant. Renathan wondered vaguely what pachee ate. He should have asked Jack.
As soon as Renathan stopped petting the pachee on the head, it took off, moving onto all fours and running off like a little mouse. It was adorable, but of course much larger than a mouse. Renathan was quite interested in following after it, so he got up and quickly moved forward. He wondered if it was simply exploring, wandering around, or maybe looking for other pachee? Females, probably. He didn't have any here, females were kind of rare, after all, and he figured that it would figure that out soon enough if that was what the creature was looking for. Renathan followed after the lightly faded creature, curious to see where they would wind up. The creature darted off into the fruit trees, and Renathan followed after it at a good clip. The creature wasn't too fast, after all, so it wasn't too much of an issue. Soon, the creature stopped in the shade of a fruit tree.
The fruit tree did not appear to have any fruit on it; instead it was covered in flowers... Ah. It smelled quite sweet! Perhaps the creature had been looking for the sweet scent that the female put off, and had quickly tried to find one, only to be confused when it couldn't locate the female? The pachee seemed content after looking around the tree's roots for the elusive not-quite-female, and then it sat on the roots, looking up into the tree, as if the 'female' was up there, somehow. "Silly Mesquite." Renathan tsked under his breath. "Pachee aren't arboreal." At least he didn't think so, anyway. The pachee of course did not understand what he was saying at all, and instead continued to peer up into the tree, it's smokey-colored eyes searching. Renathan had named the creature after those smokey eyes, of course, Mesquite was a great wood for cooking things on when it was in chips.
Mesquite was easily the cutest pachee Renathan had ever seen, not that he had seen many of them, really. Renathan knew that Jack had previously gardened a whole ton, before the winter made her leg hurt too much to come outside, so Renathan had often wondered what it was like to garden. Lots of hard work, it seemed, more than anything else. However, there was also lots of enjoyment to be had in a pretty garden, like this one. The scent had drawn over some kind of strange fluffy bee; a nice blue and yellow creature that was quite big for a bee but small for a pet. Renathan wondered where the tiny creature made it's home around here? The bumble seemed to fumble into one of the fruit tree's flowers for a moment, and Renathan saw that Mesquite's eyes were drawn to it. Would the pachee follow it now that it had all of that scent and pollen on it?
Renathan had been correct. The content but curious creature looked up at the bumble cautiously, and as the bumble seemed to fly off in the typical way that bees did, the pachee began to follow it's meandering flight. Renathan followed both of them, curious as to this phenomenon. He did not really know what to think about the pachee yet; it's personality was mild and gentle. Were all pachee this way? Was this normal behavior? Renathan was used to large and dangerous creatures with arrogant or aggressive personalities, and he had no idea what to think about creatures that had milder personalities, like Auburn. Renathan followed the scampering little creature and the meandering little bumble until they made their way back to the gazebo, where the little bumble lighted down. Renathan walked closer after watching the pachee jump up onto one of the benches. The bumble had made a little nest in the gazebo. Renathan figured that if he didn't bother the bumble, that it wouldn't bother him.
The bumble looked really cute, sitting up under the awning, so Renathan just left it there. Instead, he sat down on the other side of the bench that the pachee was sitting on, trying not to bother it. The pachee seemed to be grooming itself, gently combing through the leaves on it's back. Renathan was quite happy that the creature seemed happy enough, but did these creatures only eat when the berries were used? Were they truly plants, using water and sunlight to get energy? Renathan wasn't really sure, but he hoped that he would be able to take care of the creature. Renathan was very sure that everything would be fine, though. He hadn't really messed up in creature husbandry since Lisle; and really, now that he was beginning to work through it, that could have happened to anyone, right? Renathan pushed it from his mind, instead focusing on Mesquite.
Renathan tried not to worry too much anymore. The depressing winter was over, and the air was warm and smelled nice; though it also felt like it might rain later. A big storm was coming, the mammalian thought. He wouldn't be able to stay here too long today... Well, at least he'd be able to spend a little time with the pachee, anyway. He'd been so busy lately, working hard to make a little extra credits since the gemstone workshop had been down for so long. Gemstone working was his main source of income, though he already had a few sources! Renathan had been going on shopping visits for people, if only to help them get the things they needed. Mostly the elderly, busy, or shut-ins, with prices adjusted for each of these. The elderly paid the least, and the busy paid the most, typically, for his services. Today, he was just enjoying watching Mesquite do the things that pachee did; because he had never worked with them before.
Mesquite sat there for quite the while, but was slowly beginning to pay a little more attention to Renathan. He was a large creature, but hadn't seemed to eat him or hurt him earlier when he was being grabbed by the big creature earlier, so maybe the guy wasn't a danger? Mesquite was a simple creature, and this was good enough for him. But where were all the females? He kept thinking that he was smelling the ladies, but once he got where they were, they were always hiding! The pachee looked at the large being a bit accusingly; was he hiding the ladies? Renathan stared back into the silver grey eyes of the pachee, that was suddenly staring at him. What was the little thing thinking about? Renathan had no idea what could even be felt by the creature; it was so foreign to what he knew about it. The creature was so strange; it didn't even look like anything Renathan had ever seen before, save for perhaps the leaf scatter.
Renathan knew he couldn't stay too long today, but he also knew that he was a bit worried about the safety of his plant creatures in the storm that was coming later today. Then again, most plants and trees tended to do well in storms, despite the lightning anyway, because they were rooted in the ground. Renathan had no idea if his beloved creatures could or even would root in the ground if a storm came, and Renathan was especially afraid for the small ones, like the leaf scatter and Mesquite over here. Mesquite seemed to calm down again, and stopped staring at him so intently. That was good, at least, Renathan didn't want his creatures to be scared of him or have too many negative emotions about him. That would be bad, at least, because he tried to be a good beast tamer while he could work on such things. The City had been such a strange place when he first got here, but he'd like to think that he was doing better.
Renathan had been meaning to do quite a bit more in the garden this month than he had been; and he hoped to do even better now. The idea was to be able to plant some more seeds, check out his fruit trees and make sure that there was never any infestation, and the like. He had heard that there was an infestation of the gardens locally this time, and he was happy to note that thus far, his own garden was not suffering from it. He hadn't taken the quest; despite the fact that others were. He did not see the point to actually work on quests since he was already doing so much so far, but he knew that some of the people he knew had been taking on quests for others. Renathan was quite happy with his own workload at the moment, there was so much that needed to be done, after all. Right now he was enjoying the garden, though.
Renathan was incredibly happy today, his body all calm and relaxed. His garden somewhat reminded him of the ones that they had in his homeland. He missed it sometimes, but having a bit of his homeland here at the labs-city in his own family, and he was incredibly lucky to have been able to set it up this way. Getting some of the same ground from his homeland to be able to actually be able to feel like he was really there. A nice large hunk of the land had been brought here, swamp-like, and was carefully being kept in a flower bed with some of his native land's berry bushes that smelled absolutely divine. Renathan had it right next to the gazebo, so he was able to sit in the shade and smell the flowers in the spring, and even reach out and grab a berry or two in the summer through the fall. He was quite glad! Renathan watches Mesquite for a moment.
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