Offspring 128: 250 Offspring 293: 250 Sakura Nyssa: 200 Peacock COD: 200 Salamander Amphadron: 200 Chincherrel #214 500 Mardröm #288 500 Total: 2100 Leafy has barter rank 2 and will be aiming to haggle down to 1890 credits.
Selling pets was just a part of life in the labs. Leafy didn’t particularly like doing it, but she knew that these particular pets would be better off in the hands of someone else. While she was there, she might also pick up a few new pets as well. Ones that clicked with her better than these ones had. She herded the pets she had brought to sell to the pet door that from prior experience, she knew they would need to be close to. She tied them all up with a sturdy rope while she went in to talk to the shopkeeper. She hoped he wouldn’t be too displeased with her having come here to sell some of her pets. After all, she would be buying some as well.
“Hello, I have some pets I’d like to sell,” she called out into the shop as she entered.
The shop itself was filled with a cacophony of creature cries. And Leafy found herself having difficulty focusing on the task at hand.
"Of course!" Mavrik said with a bit of a sigh, he knew his selling streak had been a fluke. Of course he would need to buy some as well, though he wished he didn't have to, "What would you like to sell?"
Leafy could hear the slight disappointment in Mavrik’s voice. It was a bit odd to her, a shopkeeper that disliked buying the things he sold. How else was he going to stock his store? She had known from previous visits though that Mavrik very much preferred selling creatures to buying them.
“I’ve got four pets I’m looking to sell. There’s a Stormcloud Malii, an offspring Wiurn, an offspring Salaves, and an offspring Ghaenelt,” Leafy listed them off. “Then when we’ve gotten that sorted out, I’ll be looking to purchase some creatures as well.”
Normally, she would have waited until after she had sold her pets before inquiring about ones to buy, but Mavrik always seemed easier to deal with when he knew she would be buying something as well. She didn’t really have the same attachment to hoarding pets a she used to and she found it easier to sell the pets that she knew would be neglected if they remained in her kennel.
"...575, that's what I'll give you for them," Mavrik said after looking them over a bit through the window. But... she wanted to buy as well? He perked up a bit, now that was a different story, "Alright then, what are you looking to buy?"
It was about what she could get herself for the pets. And when she had tried to sell them, nobody had seemed very interested. Some of her other pets had sold quickly, but not these ones. She felt a bit bad parting from them, but the excitement at getting new creatures was much more prominent. She had a list of what she wanted already prepared. She had been in Zoological Imports before so she had an idea of what she wanted already in her head.
“I’m looking to buy the two offspring Vulticus, the Sakura Nyssa, Peacock COD, Salamander Amphadron, Chincherrel, and the Mardröm.”
It was quite a few pets but most of them were ones she had never had a chance to train before. They were harder to obtain and as such, they appealed to her. And she also couldn’t say no to some Cave Vulticus offspring as well.
Mavrik tallied the cost in his head and raised an eyebrow after she rattled off her list. Well, at least he would still be selling more than he was bringing in, that meant something! He started unlocking cages and putting leashes on animals, leading them over to her with a nod, "Well then, I'll give 575 for your four, these are 2,100 credits, so that'll be 1,525 credits I'll be needing from you then."
Leafy had learned a thing or two about shops. She knew that the price could usually be bartered with. And she was going to do exactly that. She tried to make her hesitation a bit dramatic. She chewed on her bottom lip in a show of contemplation.
“Maybe I shouldn’t spend that much,” she said. “Maybe I should put one of the pets back and try to earn a bit more money first.”
It was manipulative for sure. Any other person might have felt bad about haggling, but Leafy found it to be rather like a game. She could try and outright ask for a discount, but that wasn’t how the game was played. Besides, it wasn’t as though the prices they charged for the pets sitting in the store for an eternity were particularly cheap. She herself would charge way less for her pets on the street. This was more of a last resort really. She would see how Maverik reacted and craft a response from there.
Mavrik's ears twitched, so she was getting a discount anyway but she wanted more of one? No... that wouldn't do. "Well, which one would you like me to put back? I've taken care of them this long, I can do it awhile longer," he told her, gesturing toward the animals.
Maverik was not having it. Perhaps he would have been more sympathetic to her plight if she had been a mammalian. Or perhaps he was simply just as dense as a rock. Either way, she wasn’t about to get a discount by simply willing it into existence. She was going to have to take the direct approach instead. She let out a sigh and crossed her arms behind her back.
“Hmmm. It might take me a while to decide. But perhaps I wouldn’t have to put any of them back if you were flexible on the price,” she said. “What do you say? If you knock off a couple hundred credits than I’ll take all of them off of your hands!”
She let out a grin at that. Her teeth inhumanely pointy and a bit more predatory than a normal human’s. She had credits to spare, but she wasn’t about to let Maverik know that.
Hmph. "You're already getting a discount, I'm paying you for four animals," Mavrik pointed out, raising an eyebrow as he motioned to the ones she was selling to him, "If you'd rather walk out of here with credits instead of animals, I'll put them all back." He wasn't hurting that badly, but he didn't like people to know that. He was a salesman and that was that.
“But they’re two separate transactions really. I’d hardly call that a discount. It’s a bit of a double-edged sword isn’t it. You need people to bring in their creatures to sell in order to get your hands on the pets that draw people into the store. The pets I’m interested in buying came from other people after all, right?” Leafy paused for a moment, calculating what to say next.
She had thought at first that Mavrik tended to get annoyed at people selling creatures because he preferred to see his wares sold into homes rather than sitting in the shop. But that didn’t appear to be the case. This was like a puzzle to be solved. She might have some difficulties interacting with other people, but shop bartering had gotten easier for her the longer she spent in the labs. The reason that Mavrik got upset when people came in to sell pets and didn’t buy anything was because he had to pay them his credits. It explained why things were so expensive here.
“How about we make a deal. When I go mining, sometimes I find wild creatures like Karziks or Gem Dragons. I have little need to keep duplicates. So how about I bring them here and when I do, maybe I pick up a pet or two from your store. And maybe I don’t bother asking for a discount when I come back. After all, the only reason I want one now is because I am buying an awful lot today, aren’t I?”
Leafy raised her hands in a non-threatening gesture. She didn’t want to risk getting chomped on by the angry cave Vulticus after all.
“No harm meant. I was just having a bit of fun,” Leafy grinned again. “Now let me take those creatures off your hands.”
She laughed to herself as she pulled out her credits. She wasn’t stupid. She kept many different pouches of varying amounts on her. She just so happened to have one with 1500 exactly. She didn’t need people to know that she had more than that. She stepped over to the counter and dumped the contents of the pouch out. She made a show of counting them all, though she suspected Mavrik would count them again.
“See look, I’m paying. I’m good for it,” she said. “No need to make the Vulticus eat me.”
Leafy decided that she was definitely going to go out and find all the wild mining familiars, garden creatures, and fish she could find and sell them here out of spite.
Mavrik stared her down, not appreciating the little laugh or the attempt at humor at the moment. Chance laid down again, though his eyes were on the girl, and Mavrik stiffly walked over to the counter, counted the credits and then nodded, "Good. Now go."
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