He'd not handled the creature yet, but two very distinctive things became clear when the giant deer-not deer had handed over the sleeping animal. No scales. And distinctively more... squishy for lack of a better term off to top of his head. With very long floppy ears vs Shabh's that stood straight up. The paws were much smaller then his palms, and so very small. Inwardly he felt spooked to handle it. He wasn't a strongman type, but the fear of breaking the new creature without meaning to... had to be gentle. Like handling a new sapling. Its not strong enough to handle regular handles yet. Woof woof! He froze in midstep. Ahead of him, some nameless one was being met at home by what didn't look like what was in the basket, or a rakai. Another sort of dog creature? Kind of in the middle, more of a desert fox look, bounding up and down on its master. 127 20.20 lv 72 Flare
This wasn't another companion for him. This puppy would, he hoped, keep Shabh company while he worked on getting the tent reworked to not collapse in the rain. The rain was so infrequent in the desert that the idea of flooding didn't even cross his mind. The parasol shop stood open as he crossed the main street, glancing both ways while holding the basket close. The owner out in front, sweeping the walk of crusted mud with a bristled broom. "Look who's not covered in mud today. Hello!" Curiosity of his handiwork drew the tumaian youth over to her. "Out for a stroll?" He nods and shows her the basket. Insert every adorable faced coo. "Whuat a sweet little baby puppy. So small... can I pet her?" The creature's paws twitch in sleep, kicking briefly before stilling again. They'd catch that bounchings squashy carrot yet. "Sleeping." Flare muttered, her antics making him a bit red. 128 1.20
"oh oh oh" the owner shushes herself, a finger to her own mouth, and adores from beyond the basket's rim. "Such a cutie. I'm very jealous. I might have to get myself a dog, but I don't have the patience to teach them anything." It wasn't the patience to teach, in his unsung opinion, but the repetition part that didn't make a ton of sense to him. Big difference between a big sharp points on every end dragon and a dog who's squishy on every end except one. "Are you pleased with the parasol?" A nod. Pointing at the garden to ask to go over and look. "Yes, you can come see. Those blosooms are doing just fine, far as I can tell anyhow." It'd caught her by surprise to see the tailed youth pull his hand away last week or so and flowers sprouting from the soil like they actually had been there. 129 2.20
A pleased hum could be heard if she stood close enough to the pale redhead as he looked over the tea fence at the spouts that were getting bigger every day. They'd bloom soon too. Life from the mud. How had he done that anyhow. "Was that magic? Are you some sort of caster?" No immediate answer, as he really didn't have one offhand. Was he a caster? No idea. Was that magic. ...yes. "Yes. Majick. Flowers grow." Well that made not a lot of sense. "In any case, I'm happy that soemthing's growing there, and soaking up the excess water. Still need to water them though. End of the week, I want that mud to be soil again, not mud." Didn't he know th efeeling. "Going home. Sleeping." "Alright. You and that cute little fluff come by another time then!" Flare hurried off to his garden with a slight increae of his step. Now the harder parts began. 130 1/3 Dog-thing 3.20
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