Renathan was quiet for a moment, and then called for the command to be revoked. He planned, after all, to connect this command to attack commands in the future, if the creature did get a new form to fix his leg, after all. Without any difficulty, the chocolate colored chiryma snaked his head out and gobbled up the live grubble. Renathan was glad that this was working so well, but they weren't near done yet he knew. Renathan gave the creature lots of praise and pets for this, though Lisle was growing more and more agitated at the pets as time went on, perhaps because of the molt that was occurring. Renathan let him be done for the moment, and then checked in his cage to make sure that he had enough grubbles to do at least two more runs with them; thankfully, he was lucky enough to have just the amount he needed.
Renathan then called out the command yet again, Lisle, Kunoichi." At this point, Lisle was starting to get really used to the command, which was good. He was much more sure with himself this time whenever he dodged into the bushes, hiding himself quite quickly; thankfully his body coloring made it much easier than most creatures that were fluorescent colors would probably have. Renathan was glad to see him start stalking around quite easily; Renathan, with his trained eye, could hardly see him among the bushes and rocks. Renathan allowed a small grubble out of the cage again, and was pleased to see Lisle redouble his efforts. Perhaps he would have a harder time if it was not for the use of grubbles, which were easier to hunt. Renathan knew that experience would come with time. Renathan then called out the cessation command; the at ease one, and Lisle leaped out to snap up the little grubble that had probably never saw him anyway.
Renathan was happy to see that things were going so well. This time, he only gave the chocolate colored chiryma praise, since he could tell that the creature was growing irritable and did not seem to want to be petted. Renathan and Lisle could read each other pretty well by now, much more used to the link now, thankfully. Renathan still thought that Lisle's emotions were both foreign and powerful in a vibrant way that honestly hurt if he paid too much attention directly to it, and Renathan was very sure that Lisle had always been able to read him like a book, so to speak. Probably had something to do with his usual issues with psychic influence; it was almost as bad as the fact that he got illnesses commonly... Renathan shakes his head, and prepares for the next and last use of the grubble. He didn't really feel bad about the grubble because they were guaranteed not to feel pain... And they didn't seem to aware of the world either.
Renathan called out the command yet again to get Lisle to start doing the whole stalking thing. He was glad that this seemed to come relatively easily to him; because he could only imagine teaching this to some creature that wasn't naturally at least partially a carnivorous beast. "Lisle, Kunoichi!" He called out. Immediately, the chocolate colored chiryma rushed into the bushes, his leg seeming a little more tired now than it had been earlier... Yes, he'd have to call this short today after finishing this particular command. He'd figured as much, but that more pronounced limp was certainly the nail in the coffin. He hated to cause the creature any more harm than absolutely had to be. Renathan then let out the tiny grubble yet again; the last one for today, and he was sure that the chocolate colored chiryma was just about getting this down anyway. He knew that he would get better at it with time.
The mammalian watched the chiryma hide adequately in the bushes and behind the rocks, moving from place to place quite quietly despite the fact that his leg was growing more and more difficult to move. He needed rest, Renathan knew, and he figured that since he had more time today, he could actually train Auburn today as well, and give Lisle some rest. Renathan then called for the chocolate colored chiryma to be at ease, and the creature, much more sure than earlier, snapped up the live grubble without too much issue at all. Renathan gave him lots of praise. He'd been forgoing the usual jerky bits since the grubble seemed good enough for him. Renathan was then quiet for a moment. He knew that they'd have to work on this a few more times, this time without grubble, but he trusted that Lisle would not be difficult to him, since they'd been working on things like this for so long.
Renathan was beginning to feel like he knew Lisle well; which was always a little concerning with growing creatures. Sometimes they went through very strange personality changes as they got older; especially those that were carnivorous... He hoped that Lisle would stay workable, though he somehow felt that this stubborn streak that sometimes happened would only continue... He hoped not. Renathan called out the command again, getting started with the repetition training. He could feel the disappointment from Lisle since the creature could tell he no longer had the grubbles, but he did as he asked anyway. Renathan watched happily as the creature successfully stalked around. Renathan would call him out, and allow him a treat and lots of praise, and then he would call out the command again. Renathan repeated the command-treat-command-treat process, trying to sneak in a few false commands here and there. Soon, however, Lisle seemed to have gotten the command quite down pat; and Renathan was pleased with it.
 - [END of 'Stalk'] - Lisle and Renathan go Home
Last Edit: Feb 12, 2019 16:46:27 GMT -6 by Renathan
The day before had been difficult at best; for Renathan and Lisle as they stood in the park. Renathan had swallowed his pride and concern, and had placed the charm of brilliance on the chocolate-colored chiryma's leg. The Chiryma immediately closed it's eyes, and opened them with a kind of... Knowledge in them. As if it were looking at the world with new eyes. Renathan swallowed, concerned, and then carefully fitted the collar of speech around the creatures neck. He knew that the creature probably still wouldn't be able to understand him, but he wanted the creature to understand what was going on to it before he did it. Renathan had sat down, and touched the creature's scarred and weak leg. He looked the chiryma straight in the eyes. "I know you don't really understand me, but we need to fix this leg. You need to be able to run, and the only way I can do that is by changing you a bit." He had already bought the potions for the project, in fact.
Lisle seemed to look at Renathan as if he were trying to figure out what Renathan was saying. None of it was his name, none of it was a command. He glanced over at his leg, and then tried to figure out if any of the noises Renathan was making had to do with it. He wasn't sure what to think about it. Interestingly enough, when Lisle thought about this, something strange happened; a noise came out from around his neck. It sounded like the noises that Renathan made? "Don't Know. What noise?" Renathan blinked in shock, and stared the chocolate-colored chiryma down. It made sense, and it made sense that the chiryma wouldn't understand what he was saying. Renathan poked the chiryma's leg again, and the chiryma moved it awkwardly. "Leg." He tried. Then, the chiryma stared at him awkwardly. "What noise?" Renathan shook his head. "Leg." He said again, pointing once again at the leg. "Leg Bad." He tried, simply. The chiryma seemed to understand now. Yes, the leg hurt, it was bad. "Yes. Leg hurt." The collar translated, simply. The chiryma still looked shocked about the collar, and everything else.
Renathan felt like they were getting somewhere, now. Renathan knew that they would have a long time to teach the creature how to properly use the collar of speech. However, he didn't have a ton of time to get the creature fixed up to where it could walk on four legs (er, three and a half) instead of one and a half. Renathan thought for a moment. "I can fix this." He said, gesturing to the leg. The chocolate-colored chiryma looks confused for a moment, trying to figure out what he meant. "Fix." Renathan said, and then pointed to the leg that was not hurt. "No hurt." The chiryma stared from his good leg, to his bad leg. "No hurt-" Renathan repeated, pointed to the fixed leg, and then he pointed to the broken leg. "Hurt Leg." The chiryma seemed to get it, at least a little bit. "Fix, hurt leg." Renathan repeated, and the chiryma's eyes seemed excited for a moment.
Renathan wanted to explain, but wasn't sure how. He stood up, full-length, and pointed to his legs. "Stand." He said. "Two." He pointed at each leg. Then, he pointed at the chiryma's two legs. "Two Legs." The chiryma looked at him cautiously, but obviously had no idea what Renathan was talking about. Renathan then lowered himself to his hands and his feet, moving with some difficulty on all four. "Four. Four legs." He gestured to all of his limbs. Soon, Renathan stood up; and pointed out his legs again. "Two." Then he lowered back down. "Four." At this, he lift his back leg, and moved around without too much difficulty without it. Then, he stood up, and hopped on one foot to try to show his point. The chiryma stared at him with obvious confusion, and then quiet understanding. He didn't know what Renathan meant, as the chiryma only had wings, but it did seem like it would be easier to move if he had more to balance on.
Lisle found the thing on his neck giving his answer for him, and he was unsure how it managed to do it, or what it was saying really. "Yes. Easier. Walk Easier." Renathan watched him curiously for a moment, trying to figure out if this was permission or not. Renathan decided that this would work. "Fix your leg?" He said, emphasizing fix and leg. "Yes." Was the resulting answer. Renathan knew he'd never be able to completely explain what he was going to do; this would take years if he had to. Instead, Renathan pulled out the two potions, and administered them without any difficulty; since the Chiryma, though aloof, seemed to understand that they were important. Renathan watched with a slight horror at the changes that occurred to the once-chiryma. Sure, he'd used potions on his chiryma, but it was always to a relatively similar creature type. However, this was a two-legged creature to a four-legged one, and watching the creature's little arms twist down into long lion's limbs was almost shocking. Finally, it was done.
Renathan had spent the next week afterwards allowing the once-chiryma Lisle to get used to his new form, and newfound intelligence. Questions were asked, oh so many questions, as the balgor began to get his bearings. The thing that made Renathan realize that it was all worth it was seeing the Balgor take off running for the first time; down a hill even, without any issues out of the hind leg. The hind leg was held gingerly, but he could finally run. Renathan may have cried; not that he would have admitted that. Lisle followed Renathan everywhere, and even refused to sleep anywhere but Renathan's bed; perhaps unable to really fight the classic balgor protective tendencies. Renathan was finally, after a long while, content with the balgor's progress, and he decided it was time to start training again. Renathan leads the proud creature to the park easily enough, at a leisurely pace. Renathan had decided that they would work on running to dodge, to celebrate the newfound four-legged form.
 - [START 'Dash'] - Renathan uses Sever Bond
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2019 20:55:48 GMT -6 by Renathan
Once the pair got to the old black walnut-wood park table that he typically trained his smaller creatures at, Renathan realized exactly how inappropriate this venue was now that he was training a large creature instead. He'd made his way here mostly out of habit, though. Lisle didn't seem bothered, and instead sat down not too far away from the table, licking a giant paw as if he had been a giant lion-dog his entire life instead of a bird a week ago. Renathan wondered how much of Lisle's other habits had been altered. "Lisle." He called out, softly. The giant creature turned a big blue eye towards him, as if pretending to be bored. Ha, arrogant now. After getting his attention, he put out a hand, as if to convey 'follow me', and then called out, "Lisle, Grandiose!" Renathan then took off running. Not long after Renathan took of running, he could hear the giant creature's paw-steps behind him, not far behind him either, catching up really quick, if only to try to follow him.
Renathan knew that Lisle was quite quick at picking up things, but he knew he hadn't really picked up the command word. Lisle just knew to follow Renathan whenever he made the hand signal. Renathan's goal now was to simply transfer this running-chase onto the verbal command, and then remove his running aspect from it entirely. He figured that would work best for his balgor to do it this way, since he was sentient. Lisle caught up with him quickly, running along side him and overtaking him. Renathan stopped, and did not offer a treat at all. The balgor saw him stop, and stopped himself. Renathan instead offered lots of praise. The balgor did not reply to him, but did seem quite proud when he began grooming his mane again with his tongue. Renathan let him have a moment for a bit before he called out the command again, not starting to run first this time.
"Lisle, Grandiose!" Renathan called out, knowing that the large chocolate colored balgor would definitely realize that it was some kind of command. The quiet creature watched him curiously, and Renathan could tell by the balgor's intelligent eyes that he was mulling over the idea in his head. Renathan started to run, in a show of what he wanted, and the balgor immediately put it together, dashing past him. Good, that was the first part Renathan needed, after all. Renathan stopped, and watched the Balgor run for a little ways and then slow to a trot and stop. That was great! Renathan called out praise, though he'd made sure to make it more acceptable to praise a sentient being as opposed to the kind of praise that a non-sentient creature would get. "Lisle, Grandiose!" He called out again; and then the balgor ran again. It was really nice, seeing Lisle run, after stumbling on that bad leg as a chiryma for so long!
Jewel: Clarifying note - the event is open to posting from now until November 20th. Halloween night is simply the setting. <3 Edited to reflect this.
Oct 24, 2020 11:55:01 GMT -6
Nadia: The Grand Garden Masquerade is open to visitors! Please come along and take part and meet your fellow players - everyone will get something for their efforts, and you may win a grand prize!
Oct 24, 2020 10:18:12 GMT -6
Morgan: I love the face markings on the mature form.
Oct 23, 2020 20:12:05 GMT -6
Morgan: Oooh, the Pengu are so perfect. :3
Oct 23, 2020 19:42:39 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: The Pocket Pet Zoo has been updated! It got for every Pocketpet the new links for those who need them, or wish to adopt one!
Oct 6, 2020 23:39:43 GMT -6
Riku: Congrats to new sarane clutch owners!
Oct 3, 2020 14:22:15 GMT -6
Renathan: Thank you! Xentus really knocked it out of the park! / Ah, that makes sense. -nod- Thanks for letting me know, Xentus!
Oct 1, 2020 15:02:01 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Congrats on your Draconic Growth Renathan/Morgan!
Oct 1, 2020 14:55:36 GMT -6
Xentus: Contacted cubeupload about this and another issue I'd been having, turns out the image not updating may be a cloudflare issue. But, the server is getting an update hopefully over the weekend that'll resolve this
Oct 1, 2020 1:37:30 GMT -6
Morgan: Certainly, I appreciate it! I'm sure it is probably something my computer is doing, it will probably fix itself, but if it doesn't I'll be sure to get ahold of you. :3
Sept 30, 2020 23:57:37 GMT -6
Xentus: Oh let me know if his image doesn't update for you after like a day or so, I'll try to reupload or give you a new code if all else fails
Sept 30, 2020 23:53:40 GMT -6
Morgan: Oh, neat! It is really cool to see the first draft. It really helps seeing the initial thoughts- I do love how he came out even more knowing the starting steps of the journey.
Sept 30, 2020 23:49:00 GMT -6
Morgan: Thank you, again. I know it was a lot of hard work to bring him to life.
Sept 30, 2020 23:46:58 GMT -6
Morgan: You did a great job. c: I love how his face looks, and that wing aura is probably my favorite thing about him. I've kinda associated constellation-y stuff with Morgan's magic before I even had Morgan onsite, and it really ties them together.
Sept 30, 2020 23:46:37 GMT -6
Xentus: I was afraid I didn't apply his concepts very well actually heh. The mask inspired his markings and his face shape vaguely. If you look closely at his wing arua, there's little constellations
Sept 30, 2020 23:43:11 GMT -6
Morgan: I'm sorry I probably didn't give the easiest concept/idea/body type to image combo, but you really, really knocked it out of the park and he came out even better than hoped. <3
Sept 30, 2020 23:34:50 GMT -6
Xentus: I'm so relieved <3 I'm really happy with how he turned out
Sept 30, 2020 23:33:01 GMT -6
Morgan: The more I look at it the more I love him. c: His lightning-bolt shaped horns are awesome.
Sept 30, 2020 23:28:40 GMT -6