Renathan chuckled at this, feeling a bit more lighthearted than he had in a long time. Then he lifted the backpack up, and once again offered a tiny piece of jerky; which was actually snapped up at this time. Renathan was pleased at this, and moved the creature out from under the backpack space, sitting him in the middle of the table. Chiryma seemed to learn pretty quickly, but he wanted to make sure that the creature would not fail to find cover in the various situations that may come up. He figured it would be good to teach all of his creatures this, to keep them out of trouble. Renathan knew that this was only the start of a vigorous training regimen, for such a young and injured creature. "Get outta dodge." He specified. He was pleased to see the tiny beast run this time up under the cloth, exactly as he had been taught.
Renathan had decided that he would train the creature to do this first, and then train it to be silent and stay next, to keep it from getting hurt in any future situations, this was tantamount, now that he was partially disabled. Renathan is pleased that the creature moved to another form of hiding spot. He planned to run him through this a few more times and then put him down and not place anything for him to hide under to see if he finds his own hiding spots, of course. Renathan gave the creature a tiny piece of jerky, which was accepted for a job well done. Then, Renathan repeated this, removing the creature from underneath the cloth and placing it in the middle of the table gently again. The creature didn't seemed to like being forcibly re-positioned, but it did accept it regardless, though with an angered expression. Renathan found this funny, but was able to hide a chuckle.
Watching the creature hobble across the table to get under the hiding spots made Renathan quite sad, but he tried not to allow this emotion to be detectable to the tiny creature. It seemed to understand, and dislike, pity. At least at some kind of rudimentary level. It also didn't seem to accept those moments when Renathan was blaming himself quite a bit too, as if he could detect that somehow. Renathan realized that it made some annoying barriers in the training progress, so he tried to keep it out of their work. Renathan calls out the command again, and then tries to ignore the creature's somewhat depressing movements as he scrambles to the next taught location; the wooden arch. The creature hid under it and then watched him with expectant eyes. Yes, that was good. The creature was certainly beginning to get this well enough. Renathan gave him a piece of jerky, and then decided how to continue.
Renathan picked up the backpack and then grabbed quite a few different things from the backpack, many different cloths of different colors. Renathan then tossed the cloths on the crunchy yellowed grass of the winter ground near the wooden park bench near his usual park area. He then took the creature, scooping it up quietly, and he put it on the ground after a reassuring pet. The creature looked confident, surprisingly so, as he stood on his own, holding his bad leg up off of the ground as he did, on the flat earth. Renathan called out the command yet again, "Get Outta Dodge!" The creature searched around for a moment, couldn't find the backpack, and then decided to simply hide under one of the clothes, snuggling underneath one and then watching out for Renathan as he waited. Renathan was pleased with this, offering the creature another piece of jerky as a treat for this good behavior.
The creature took the piece of jerky that Renathan offered wit ha bit of distrust. Renathan knew that he was going to have to get better at controlling his emotions, since the creature was indeed a chiryma and those seemed to be able to read the mind in some rudimentary, non-telepathic manner that did not really make and sense to him or probably anyone else with any kind of serious thought on the matter. Renathan wanted to ask someone that understood better, to be honest. Renathan knew that his slight poor mood was causing the creature to trust him a bit less, at least for the moment, so he worked to make his mind a more hospitable place. He could visually detect the creature grow a little calmer, but not by much, already. Renathan removed the creature from it's cover, and also the little cloths he had placed down just previously.
Renathan put all of the things he'd had in his backpack, and then took the creature to a place with rocks, a bush, and a small grass copse that was still, somehow, quite green. Then, Renathan proceeded to call out the command just once, just to see where the creature would hide. The creature took cover beneath the bush first off, a bit quietly. Renathan gave him a small piece of jerky as a treat, and then called out the command again without removing him from the cover. The creature seemed to realize that he wasn't hid very well or at least needed to move; so he rushed over to the grass copse, hiding himself within it very well. Renathan smiled behind the mask, a bit of pride showing up in his chest. The creature definitely felt like he was doing a good job. Renathan ran him through the command repeatedly over the next ten minutes, happy to see him move from hiding spot to hiding spot. He felt confident about the command now.
Renathan decided to move on to the next command; stay. He needed the creature to stay in a selecting hiding place until he returned, in case of danger. This was absolutely tantamount to the continued adventures that they could take, to keep the weakened creature safe. Renathan ordered the creature to a hiding spot, and then raised his hand, focusing his eyes on the creature, willing him in his head to stay. Then, Renathan stood up, and began to walk off. The creature followed after him frustratedly. Renathan turned around, after having watched out of the corner of his eyes, and he shook his head disappointingly. The creature stopped in it's tracks, staring at him for a moment, like he was trying to figure out what to do about it. He them ordered the creature back into cover, and waited a moment, stepping over to the creature after he made it there.
 - [START of 'Stay']
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Renathan then holds his hand up, staring into the creature's face with meaning. He willed in his mind, stop, stay there, hoping that the creature would somehow pick up the sentiment mentally, since it was a chiryma, after all. The creature stares at him with a strange angry glare, and then a judgmental glare, and then suddenly Renathan could see the creature's features lighten into an understanding gaze before getting determined again. Renathan was silent for a moment, holding his hand up in the signal, his eyes flashing with purpose, and then he got up and walked swiftly away. The creature glares at him, takes a hobbled step at first, and then steps back again into the cover he had chosen. Renathan was quiet for a moment, and then returned, quite proud of the creature's ability to understand quite well. Renathan offered it a small piece of jerky, which it snapped up. Yes, quick learner.
Renathan knew that Shy Guy picked things up at a slightly quicker than normal pace, especially now that he was properly bonded with him, and that his jibiji was the fastest learner he'd seen of all of his pets, probably because she was indeed his familiar, but he had not seen a creature that picked up to his intentions so well; perhaps due to the link that chiryma tended to have the the mind somehow, not that he understood it at all or even a bit. Renathan was glad to see the tiny creature doing so well. Renathan waits until it finishes the bit of meat, and then he continues by ordering it into a different bit of cover, and then raises his hand up again. The creature seemed to know what it meant at this point, more so than Renathan could ever have guessed before they first attempted. Renathan began to walk away, and the creature did not dare to follow.
Renathan comes back soon enough, holding a tiny piece of jerky for the growing little chiryma. Renathan knew that they just about got this, but he wanted to test the creature's faith in him to make sure that the beastie would stay hid during poor situations that could cause it to be harmed. Renathan ordered the creature back into some cover, which it was seemingly doing a very good job at. Then, Renathan holds up his hand, a bit quicker this time than usual. Then, he turns around and begins to walk away. He got almost thirty feet away, and then he turned around and slowly walked back. The creature had moved just a little bit in place, probably to make his leg more comfortable, but he had stayed under the cover very well. Renathan praised him a bit, and gave him a pet and a piece of jerky. He was glad that the creature was doing so well.
The tiny creature was doing so well, and despite their less than amiable relationship as a beast tamer and beast, Renathan was quite proud of their progress even though it was inhibited by their generally strange friendship. Renathan waits until the creature was finished with the snack he'd been given, and then Renathan holds his hand up in the symbol for the creature to stay there. Renathan then walks away, making sure to get out of sight of the creature to test it's faith in him. He returned soon enough, and was pleased to find the creature still in the same spot, glaring at him as if to blame him for running off and leaving him there for so long by himself. Renathan offered him a bit of meat in exchange for the trouble, feeling pride, but the creature would not accept it. Still, Renathan was very proud that the creature was doing so well. He figured that they were done with that one, so they could move on.
Renathan wanted to work on one more thing today before going on home; and that was the silence command. The creature was not loud often, in fact, he was eerily silent most of the time. Renathan wasn't sure how he was going to convince such a quiet creature to make noise only so that he could teach him not to make noise yet again... Renathan shook his head, and then he picks up the tiny creature carefully, and places it on the nearest park table, the one from earlier, so that they could get started on the command. Renathan then sat down himself on the table's bench, and then silently stared at the creature. The creature looked at him in the eyes testily for a moment, and then the perfect thing came up; the creature roared at him. That's right; roared, a tiny roar, but creepy none the less, and not cheeping.
 - [START of 'Silence']
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Renathan had not been expecting... That. Renathan appraises the young chick with a prideful gaze, and then petted the creature, and offered him a thicker piece of bacon, happy to see that kind of move. He wanted him to keep doing that in the future. Now that he knew he could roar, he wanted to take advantage of that, probably tomorrow. He had decided, after all, that this was the last trick for the day, since the creature had reduced stamina for now, at least he slept a lot more than he did before. Probably a combination of the growing and the leg healing at once. Renathan pet the creature on it's head, and then backed up a bit. He made sure to change the way his mind felt to a more serious mood, hoping the creature would pick up on it. It roared at him; and Renathan snapped his fingers. Annoyed, the creature tried again; but Renathan snapped his fingers before it could complete the roar. It closed it's beak with a clack and looked frustrated.
Renathan gave it a quick pet and tried to offer the creature a piece of jerky for a job well done, but the creature didn't seem to understand what it had done that was 'correct' actually, so it simply snapped at Renathan's hand when he offered it the jerky, instead of taking the jerky itself. Renathan was a bit surprised, actually, but didn't force it. The creature, however, could probably tell that he had done something correct there, though. Renathan could almost see him mulling it over across the creature's tiny but slightly expressive face. The creature makes a single, inquisitive cheep, and Renathan snaps his fingers, telling him to be quiet. The creature tilted it's head, and seemed to wait. Soon, Renathan gave him a pet, and a piece of jerky for doing a good job. The creature seemed to understand that this was fine and the correct assumption, so he took the jerky without incident.
The creature seemed to understand the positive reinforcement as a revocation of the command, so Renathan was quite pleased. He decided to make his point now that the command only mattered when he snapped and until he revoked it, so he waited until the pleased creature decided to roar at him again, trying to provoke a response. Renathan allowed him to make this noise for a moment, and then allowed the cheeping that came afterwards without any issues at all. He didn't mind if the creature made noise when the command was revoked. He hoped that it was coming through well. Then, Renathan allowed his mind to turn serious, thinking about the most serious thing he could possibly at all. The creature made another noise, and Renathan snapped his fingers at the creature, prompting the beast to fall silent. It was instantaneous and worked very well; Renathan was incredibly pleased! He gave the creature a small piece of jerky, that was readily accepted.
Fiera Ferella: I picked mine because ive always wanted to write an amphadron tbh. :0 I'm eager to see how it'll turn out!
Jul 11, 2020 22:00:43 GMT -6
Riku: Oh, I see what you mean now, Nerius. Dang...that’s a good point. How do we get around it? Naturally we will look at the opponent’s stats - which can’t be done IC. Hm.
Jul 11, 2020 14:30:04 GMT -6
Èdan: Not necessarily, there's stuff that can affect a foe's aim in the same turn
Jul 11, 2020 8:51:23 GMT -6
Nerius: The lack of suspense. I slogged through them all for the points, but it got super tedious to write. (This isn't specific to mosca, just a general 'why I'm eh on this tourny'.)
Jul 11, 2020 6:40:13 GMT -6
Nerius: And it's not about "winning", rather I was referring to the disaster that was my attempt at the petite tournament. And how one glance at the stats made me go 'yep, gonna loose this one', and be proven right in every single round. It's not the loss, but..
Jul 11, 2020 6:39:31 GMT -6
Nerius: Yes, the dreaded auto-hit or auto-miss can strike at any time, but what I mean is the only way a mosca is loosing is if there's a un/lucky dice roll.
Jul 11, 2020 6:36:02 GMT -6
Èdan: Don't forget there's moves and abilities that halve dex or affect the opponent's aim. Not to mention, never underestimate the cruelty of a natural 1
Jul 11, 2020 6:16:47 GMT -6
Riku: High dex can miss. I had an unbroken brown who won like three fights by sheer luck of the enemy missing over and over. Lol Besides, not to be cliche, but...it’s not all about winning. You can come in second place and still get 23 pit points.
Jul 11, 2020 0:48:50 GMT -6
Jack: Don't forget to PM me your intent if you're entering! I need to know before training!
Jul 10, 2020 17:29:29 GMT -6
Fanged: I'll be going with a huntress mosca build I have in mind.
Jul 10, 2020 17:12:28 GMT -6
Xentus: I'm the one who's entering fully intending to utilize the 9 dex flighty mosca. Curious to find what might beat it
Jul 10, 2020 17:07:55 GMT -6
Flare: In opinion, I have a kakum baakir set aside for Flare's usage, but I've never worked with it. It'll be a new species to work with. Just because soemone enters a 9 dex creature doesn't 100% mean they'll win.
Jul 10, 2020 17:04:42 GMT -6
Nerius: Would use one myself, but I don't want to waste a re-growth on something I'll never do anything with outside this tournament, especially since there's no guarantee there will be enough people for it to run.
Jul 10, 2020 15:53:52 GMT -6
Nerius: I was looking at the stats of the creatures that could be entered, when it was first announced. Someone enters a flighty mosca? They're going to win. There's nothing that can move faster, and nothing that can survive a hit from wing buff while in flight
Jul 10, 2020 15:52:37 GMT -6
Nerius: I've considered it, as I do want the pit points, but I dunno. My last attempt at tournament rush training uh, did not go well *coughwhiptailcough*. Plus I suspect someone's going to enter a mosca and basically auto-win.
Jul 10, 2020 15:49:29 GMT -6
Riku: Hopefully more people do. Counting myself, I think there’s only 4 right now. 🤔
Jul 9, 2020 17:21:27 GMT -6
Flare: I'm gonna enter
Jul 9, 2020 14:48:47 GMT -6