Renathan was quite proud, but they still had a ways to go, even if they were starting to run out of time for the day. Renathan continued working with the chiryma, working to make sure that the creature caught the idea of the Regale command well enough. "Lisle, Regale!" He called out. The creature answered with as hearty a roar as Renathan could expect from a naturally roaring chiryma chick; a bit louder than most would have ever considered could have come out of a critter. The chiryma was certainly on the cusp of adolescence, and it was making itself known in it's voice. Renathan quickly gave the creature a tiny piece of jerky for it's trouble, and then called out the command again. "Regale!" The answer was in Lisle's loud roar, not diminishing at all. It seemed that whenever Lisle found out what Renathan wanted, that he would do that thing whenever asked quite well. For such a disagreeable creature, he was very loyal. "Regale!" He called out, and the creature once again answered with that heart-stopping roar. After a treat, Renathan was quiet pleased with their progress enough for them to go home that day.
Renathan took the chiryma back to the park the very next day since he knew that the creature would be molting sooner rather than later. He had been looking for the signs, and he had seen the smallest, tiniest downy shed this morning. So he knew he had to get the rest of the 'hatchling training' done now, today. He had a few different things he wanted to work on specifically; the first would be getting the creature to watch him so that he could do the hand-signals for different behaviors that used them in the future. Renathan had already decided on a method to train this part today as well as the hand signal for it, so Renathan figured that it would give him time to consider the other training and what the aspects would be for it. Renathan sits the growing chocolate colored chiryma on the table unceremoniously, and began to ready himself.
 - [START 'Watch Me']
Last Edit: Feb 1, 2019 15:29:53 GMT -6 by Renathan
Renathan knew that the creature would do well with this one since Lisle tended to watch him nearly obsessively anyway when he was around, for whatever reason or the other. Renathan had been trying to figure this out before, this strange conundrum of the creature being more alert to him than even Shy Guy or Auburn; perhaps because Auburn felt calm enough to do her own thing around him; and Shy Guy tended to be more excitable. However, the chiryma chick seemed to watch him with a kind of aloof but loyal gaze. Renathan was transfixed at times with this odd situation, but figured he'd find it out sooner or later. Renathan looked the chiryma in the eyes, and then pointed at it's eyes and then at his eyes with two fingers. The creature watched him curiously, as per usual, without actually looking away. Renathan gave him a petting and a piece of jerky; though the jerky was not accepted.
The hard part of this, Renathan figured, was going to be actually getting the creature to... Stop paying attention to him. Well, long enough to get the creature to pay attention to him, that was. Renathan had an idea for this, however. Renathan then proceeded to hide beneath the park table, hoping that the creature would not be curious enough to look down at him. The creature did send a wave of curiosity across the link unwittingly, but did not go looking for him. Renathan popped up on the other side of the table, and then made a noise, and then made the hand signal at the creature. The chocolate colored chiryma stared at him with bright and determined eyes. Renathan then offered the jerky again, this time it was accepted by the creature. Renathan was glad; that typically meant that the creature thought it understood the meaning of the hand signal. Now Renathan would have to test that.
Renathan distracted the creature with a small bell pulled from his backpack, prompting the growing chocolate colored chiryma chick to become quite interested in it instead. Renathan did enjoy bells, himself, so he had hoped the creature would be interested in the sweet jingly noise they made. The tinkling of the bells did indeed interest the creature, and that gave Renathan his moment to be able to draw the creature's attention back to himself again. Renathan didn't even have to make a noise, as soon as Renathan made the hand signal super obvious, the creature looked back at him curiously and knowingly, as if he had expected it. Perhaps it even had, thanks to the emotional link and a chiryma's natural instinct to draw from their pack members's minds somehow. Renathan knew that chiryma tended to be very instinctual about their owner's needs. Renathan gave the creature a piece of jerky anyway, for doing a good job.
The creature accepts this piece of jerky, having known that he was doing what was wanted of him quite confidently. Renathan was giving him subtle cues in his body language and emotions that was allowing the chiryma, belonging to a species that naturally felt these pathways of communication and used them to their advantage in social situations and to hunt, to quickly suss out correct actions and incorrect ones. Renathan of course, didn't really know this. However, he quickly showed the creature that the hand signal meant to watch him. They continued to practice back and forth, with the creature throwing him a metaphorical bone by continuing to pretend to be 'distracted' by the bell to make the training easier. Soon enough, Lisle was consistently looking back up at Renathan when it saw the hand signal, and he stared at Renathan until he was told that he could be 'at ease'. Even when the bell was rung while he was keeping his eyes on Renathan, he did not become distracted until the 'at ease' command was given. Renathan was finally pleased with their progress.
The next bit that Renathan wanted to teach the chiryma would hopefully be just as quick. They didn't have a lot of time today and he wanted to get as much stuff done as possible. Renathan had taught this next trick twice already, once to his jibiji and the next to his equillion. Whenever he had trained Auburn this move, he made sure to move her to make her cute, so that she would always give a cute little expression when she did it. Renathan had also trained this to Shy Guy; and the big creature was trained to simply bow to allow Renathan to be able to get up on the saddle. Renathan figured that even though he'd probably never be able to ride the creature, that it would be good to teach him the mount-useful version of this trick if only because he had planned to do it before the creature had been hurt. Well, that and chiryma did not stay cute forever.
 - [START 'Bow']
Last Edit: Feb 1, 2019 15:30:22 GMT -6 by Renathan
Renathan had to find a good command for this that didn't overlap with either of the other two that had already been trained. Renathan remembered the commands for each one, and then decided to use a word he hadn't used previously. It would be in the same family of word that was used for his 'roaring' command, so he hoped that the creature would take to it quite well. "Lisle, Passant." The creature looked up at him with big eyes, not recognizing this word but recognizing the intent of it being a command from the rudimentary emotional link. Renathan repeated the command, and then gently, ever so gently, pushing on the chiryma to make it's body lower to the table, as if it were laying down, with it's head still up. The creature didn't like this much at first, but accepted it. Renathan then offered it a jerky piece and praise; with only the praise being accepted at the time.
The creature is instantly curious and cautious, knowing that he was supposed to do something since he knew that Renathan was trying to teach him something or another. However, it wasn't quite sure yet. Lisle did pay attention to the action Renathan made him do by pushing him to the table, though he wasn't sure what to make of it. Renathan, on the other hand, decided to continue, which was most likely good since this would allow Lisle, unbeknownst to Renathan, to test out whether or not this was the correct action in response to the noise being made. Lisle didn't particularly feel a need to do what Renathan wanted, rather, the creature seemed to feel that it could learn a lot from him, as young chiryma chicks undoubtedly looked to their litter-mates and the adults of the pack to teach them. "Lisle, Passant." Renathan commanded, and then he leaned forward to help the creature bow down again.
Renathan did not actually have to help the chiryma do this; instead the creature bowed down on it's own, mimicking the movement that Renathan had him perform earlier, though without help this time. Renathan watched the creature and was quite glad with the progress, though he knew they would have to keep going over it in order to get it to 'stick'. Renathan gave the creature a pet and a piece of jerky, which was accepted this time by the chiryma. Renathan was glad to see it. Just as much as the chiryma was learning from Renathan to do what it was asked, Renathan was learning from the chiryma how best to interpret its actions. Renathan was pleased with the progress so far, and as soon as the creature finished up the jerky treat, Renathan decided to continue, knowing that they would need to get it concreted in the creature's behavior.
Renathan continued to work with Lisle by calling out the command again. "Lisle, Passant." The chiryma chick was much quicker this time, bowing down with it's back parallel to the ground and the head still up in a watchful position. Renathan was pleased, and gave him a piece of jerky again and some more pets and positive reinforcement words. The chiryma hardly seemed to need these save to be prompted that he was doing well, and Renathan hoped that he would stay this way whenever he got older, because this made Renathan's job a lot easier. Renathan then continued by repeating the command yet again. When Lisle correctly bowed, Renathan gave him another piece of jerky and more petting, though the chiryma was slowly starting to get the bow command very well. After a long period of time working on the command, Renathan was finally pleased with Lisle's execution of the behavior. There was a lot more to get to working on, after all!
The next thing that Renathan wanted to teach the chiryma, preferably before the creature hit the first molt was to follow him. Renathan knew that the creature would have a hard time following him anywhere due to the leg, but Lisle was slowly getting better at ambulating despite the injury. Renathan knew that he would never be one hundred percent, and that was awful. However, Renathan also had a few ideas already at how to assist with the injury. Renathan had already found out that he would never be able to completely fix the problem, he'd already attempted so many things... Renathan pushes the upsetting thought from his mind, and he gently scoops the chiryma up off of the table. The mammalian gently places the chiryma on the ground, glad that he had already worked on the tolerance behavior so that he did not receive any backlash for this. Renathan was sure that as an older creature, he could hurt him if not for the tolerance behavior.
 - [START 'Follow']
Last Edit: Feb 1, 2019 15:30:45 GMT -6 by Renathan
Renathan had already decided on how to train this behavior properly; a hand signal would do best, he figured. Some commands did better with a command word; especially attacking behaviors. However, some that needed to be a bit more covert were great when worked out with a hand signal. Follow could be a behavior that required hand signals a bit better; so that enemies would not be able to detect them in a hiding situation. Renathan hoped that they wouldn't ever have a situation like that, but he figured that there was always a danger of an attack around the corners of life. Renathan wasn't paranoid by any means, but he'd seen quite a bit of danger in the time period that he had been traveling across the desert. After focusing on the situation, Renathan then made a motion with his whole palm towards himself where the chiryma could see him. Then, he began walking away.
Renathan glanced back after a little while, to see that the chiryma had not moved an inch, not following him at all. Renathan had expected this, so he bent down with a piece of jerky in his hand, and made the movement again, his eyes locked on the chiryma's. The chiryma seemed to infer that it needed to move forward, and began to move forward toward him. Renathan slowly, ever so slowly, moved forward, so that the creature could follow him at it's slowed pace. After a good six steps, he quickly walked forward and congratulated the creature, giving it the piece of jerky. The creature seemed confused through the link for a moment, before snapping up the jerky after suddenly becoming quite happy. Perhaps the creature had understood what was going on? Renathan was not sure, but he hoped to find out whether this had stuck during repeated sessions of the command.
Renathan waited until the chiryma finished off the jerky treat and then again made the hand signal, this time without any jerky in his hand. The chiryma was quite good at picking up training signals from Renathan; and was beginning to get a real knack in reading whatever it was that chiryma did in order to triangulate what the desired response should be. Renathan was pleased to see Lisle begin moving forward at his pace, the leg giving him quite a bit of trouble. Renathan moved backwards at that same pace, slowly, and then praised the creature and gave him a piece of jerky again. After the piece was finished, Renathan did the same thing yet again- raising the hand signal and then moving backwards, this time not staring at the chiryma the whole time. The chiryma followed him anyway, understanding what he wanted from him now. Another jerky piece was offered for this, and Renathan was slowly feeling that this was coming to a close.
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