Waar was an integral part of Morgan's plans, in all honesty. Waar had started out as a bit of an impulse buy, and of course an accident nearly took him from Morgan. At first, when they had seen what he had become, Morgan had hated the entire situation and wondered if they should just... The could have 'fixed' the issue. However, the gears in Morgan's head had began spinning, so to speak. He was a formidable creature, perhaps one of Morgan's most formidable, maybe even moreso than Michiryuu? At that, Morgan realized that he would be the perfect, absolutely most perfect, mount creature for what Morgan was planning on doing. Morgan was planning on having several mount creatures, actually, with a bit of work. But Waar was perfect for... Well, that one thing. However, Waar needed a lot of work to get to that point, and Morgan was willing to get him there no matter what stood in their way.
Morgan was awaiting the owner of the 'scary' equillion to come back with the equillion today so that Waar could work on not being afraid of other creatures that were frightening, but he had not come by yet. So Morgan decided that they needed to work on the most important thing today; the ability to dodge danger. This was normally a very difficult thing to train, but Morgan had found a good way of working on it with Nico, and they were planning on training Waar the same way. Morgan quickly removed the iron collar (already beginning to rust) from Waar's neck and tossed it on the ground, quickly putting the copper leash down as well, thankful that they were wearing the acid resistant gloves. The creature was difficult to work with, for sure. "Alrighty Waar, we need to work with you on dodging danger without seeing it and all that. You think you could do that without attacking me boyo?"
Waar snorted, a bubble of acid popping on his nose that had formed with the breath that exited, and looked at Morgan with a bit of curiosity. It would seem that he understood at least the tone that Morgan had; that something was about to happen. The area that they were in suggested training, but usually they got right onto that. Waar wasn't sure what to make of the combination of information, but looked Morgan straight in the eyes anyway. He'd figure it out sooner or later, he thought, but he'd keep his eyes on Morgan to see what was being meant.
The bespectacled human carefully watched the drake for any extra information they could gather, and then they breathed out. Well, now or never, right? Morgan expected this to be more difficult that they had originally expected. The human pulled out a small closed container of bio-degradable beebee pieces, and then nodded to Waar.
Waar did catch the nod, and of course could see the little container of things making ting-noises in Morgan's hands. He tilted his head, his antlers a bit heavier on one side than the other at the moment but only just so, and waited. Morgan unscrewed the cap of the little plastic bucket, and then gently pulled a few of them out, holding them in their right hand. "Alrighty boyo, I'm going to need to to dodge these..." Perhaps training this critter with the dash command at first would help him understand what he needed to do at first? They'd worked on Dash a while back, and Morgan was just sure that this would help in the long run. It was what Morgan had been thinking originally while doing the dash command. Morgan tossed a beebee underhand, really slow, at the drake and then gave the command for dash at the same time.
Waar didn't know why the beebee was thrown at him, and honestly didn't think it would hurt much. However, perhaps thankfully, he didn't think that Morgan was trying to hurt him. He just didn't feel that to be the case; he was starting to understand Morgan's body language a bit better now than he had before. Morgan didn't look angry, instead they looked resigned. Waar snorted at this, and of course was able to 'dash' away easily from the beebee. He'd seen it, of course, and that helped quite a bit. He then looked at Morgan expectantly; wanting a treat. He knew what this was; now. Battle training. Morgan was teaching him to be a fighter, to better beat other sarane. That was what this was, right? Every sarane whelp new, deep in their chest, that this was what was supposed to happen. He was tossed a tiny morsel of meat, and then was ready to go again.
Morgan tossed another beebee at him quickly enough, and gave him the command to dash at the same time. Waar was beginning to catch on it would seem, and rushed forward, body speeding away as fast as his rickety bones and shambling muscles could carry him. Morgan frowned slightly, and tossed him another jerky piece. Yes, this was going to take a lot more work than training it to Nico had, judging by his poor reaction time and perhaps even a slight issue with his ability to sense this going on. "Alright Waar, we need to take this up a notch." Slowly, though, Morgan thought definitely slowly. Morgan quietly grabbed two beebees this time, and then threw the beebees, this time not calling out the command. Of course, one of them hit Waar, since he wasn't moving quickly enough, and the good thing was that he obviously felt it. Waar hopped just about backwards, trying to stare at the place where he was stung a bit by it.
Morgan shook their head quietly. "If you get hit, there won't be any treats. Let's try again." Morgan said. The tone went through, Waar realized that he wasn't getting a treat; and could easily put two and two together, so to speak. Morgan picked up a couple of more beebees, and tossed them a little slower this time, so that he could hopefully tell that there were two of them. Waar was able to shift back, slightly, and get away from them. However, Morgan was very sure that this was one of the first things that they looked for when the training was at least going in the right direction; those quick movements that were more like slight shifts. There was no need to overact and not be able to get a proper return hit on an opponent, just a quick dodge back or shift would allow most critters to get away from the attacks that counted.
Morgan quickly tossed the creature a piece of jerky for his trouble. Hardly a morsel for him, it would seem. Morgan would go for the squishy treats later on, when they worked on the next few things, they had decided. Waar had it eaten in a single snap, nearly dropping it but managing to snap it up pretty quick out of the air before it even hit the ground. That was interesting; his reaction times were typically pretty slow, but that was pretty dang fast. Morgan squinted for a moment, wondering, and then quietly continued. They picked up two more beebees, and tossed them at him again. Waar managed to dodge, and was given another piece of jerky. Morgan didn't have to wait long before he was done with it, and immediately Morgan tossed another couple of beebees at him, a little faster this time. Waar just barely managed to move out of the way.
Waar had obviously not noticed when Morgan had stopped using the dash command, because he was so focused on doing things correctly so that he could get his treat. Dodging the beebees was getting a ton easier for him each time that he done it, so he was getting more and more confident. He knew what this was, this was important for battle. He imagined the beebees being sarane claws, hen teeth, drake horns, swiping at him. His moves began getting more dodgier, a little better. Morgan was watching the whole time, noting that something had changed about his movements, but they were sure that it wasn't exactly what they were looking for yet. Morgan knew that Waar needed to get to the point to where he was able to dodge them without necessarily having to see them, and seeing how he was keeping a lookout still; he wasn't quite ready.
Morgan continued, the same routine of course, over and over. Repetition was an important part of any training, and sadly this was no different. The whole danger-dodging thing was perhaps the most important part of any so-called pit kit that Morgan had ever heard of, and Morgan was not at all planning on ever putting him in the pit for any reason at all. There was no point in senseless fighting; that was absolutely useless. However, Morgan was indeed planning on making sure that he knew how to protect himself. Morgan would throw the beebees, in small groups now, and Waar would dance back, moving a bit easier now, but Morgan still wasn't seeing what they were needing. A treat was still administered, since Morgan could tell he had dodged them all, and then this would be repeated again. After this repetition continued, finally, Morgan was throwing mini-handfuls of them at him.
It took try after try, but Waar wasn't getting hit anymore. He was doing a passable job at the whole danger-dodging behavior, but Morgan was really looking for that extra hint that he was really getting it. After a while of this repetitive work, Morgan stopped to allow Waar to get a drink. They had no idea if it was something that he absolutely required, but it did seem like something he enjoyed doing still, so Morgan preferred to let him do that if he needed it. Before he got done with his drink, Morgan threw a few more beebees at him without letting him know first. Immediately, Waar stopped drinking and jerked out of the way, even though there was no way he had seen them; that was what Morgan was looking for, right there! Waar was given a jerky treat, and Morgan placed the rest of the beebees in the little bucket. They were sure that he had gotten it now!
Exactly at that same time, Morgan heard a noise theirself, and turned around quietly, curiously. "Waar, did you hear that buddy?" Morgan said, and then noticed what it was. The individual with the 'scary' equillion had showed up, the one from the other day when Morgan had worked with Nico. Nico had been terrified of the equillion, but Waar was more... Curious. Morgan could tell that he was a bit stiff, but not quite the same that the houluh had been. "Well Waar, who is that, huh buddy?" This was going to be a bi-fold training session, this was the first instance since his... Situation started, that he had been around another creature. Morgan had made sure that it was someone with good training behind their creature, and Waar had been trained not to eat things when Morgan gave the signal after all. Thankfully, Waar's muscles seemed pretty stiff right now.
The equillion simply looked at Waar, looking pretty freaking scary. It always affected Morgan, even if they tried not to show it. Morgan's reaction time was pretty par for the course when it came to people normally whenever they were under the influence of an intimidating critter. However, Waar was definitely hardly able to move, and he was already pretty stiff all the time anyway since the visit to that weird temple. Waar obviously wanted to do something though. It looked like a cross between the desire to rip the unfortunate creature apart, and perhaps a desire to flee? It looked more like wanting to rip him apart though. "Well, Waar, you gonna do something buddy?" Morgan was quick to give him the command for 'no bites' just in case, so that he didn't try to hurt the equillion. There was no need for that. Waar looked frustrated, so Morgan knew he heard about it.
After that, Morgan waved him over, and gave the command for Waar to follow them. Waar was reluctant to move away from the water, but stood up and stood near Morgan, stiff in his movements. That was what Morgan was trying to get him to not do, specifically. The human knew that this would take time, quite a bit of time, but was prepared to stop him whenever he finally got himself moving. After a few moments, the owner of the equillion nodded to Morgan, and they nodded back. Morgan gave Waar the command to follow them, and then they moved forward, slowly. Waar started out stiff-legged and a bit nervous, but as they got closer to the equillion, and Waar could hear it breathing, Morgan could tell that Waar's legs were loosening up a little bit, that was good, and also bad. Morgan was careful to remind him 'no bites'.
Waar looked a bit stricken at this; obviously he thought that the equillion was both prey and perhaps dangerous, and he wanted to protect Morgan, but he also wanted to make sure that he followed the commands. Waar knew that if he didn't follow the commands properly, that he wouldn't be given treats, and he knew how to get what he wanted. Still, Waar didn't plan on being completely subservient forever... For now he would oblige. Unless the equillion attacked him or Morgan; and then it was game on. Morgan could protect theirself anyway. By the second, the equillion seemed less and less scary, his muscles were slowly un-stiffening. He didn't have to be scared of every 'scary thing' ever. Perhaps it wasn't a good idea to be all stiff anyway, it was hard to protect oneself while being stiff. Morgan watched as Waar started to be able to move quicker as they walked around the equillion.
Twilight-Claw: I really, really love all the updates that have come~! <3
May 24, 2020 2:12:37 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: np!!! I hope y'all like it!
May 23, 2020 13:45:06 GMT -6
Riku: What an awesome update, staff! Thanks for that! <3
May 23, 2020 12:06:52 GMT -6
Jack: All have been found!
May 23, 2020 9:53:27 GMT -6
Jack: Might want to be on the lookout for anything... odd
May 22, 2020 23:51:22 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Yeah it’s definitely a coincidence but wow did it work out well for us! XD
May 22, 2020 6:43:27 GMT -6
Silver: I'm pretty sure that was just a coincidence, but it sure feels lucky!
May 22, 2020 2:07:09 GMT -6
Riku: So did you guys make this hosting switch perfectly RIGHT before pb broke? >.< Thaz crazy. It’s a huge relief and I’m very glad we’ve come to this. <3
May 22, 2020 1:41:01 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: It’s free up to a certain number of GB, which we haven’t hit yet.
May 21, 2020 6:46:33 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Is the site that is going to be used to host all those images also the type you'd need to pay for? (definitely noticed the broken images yeah. Photobucket feels like it is standing on its last legs. X3 )
May 21, 2020 0:13:57 GMT -6
Morgan: I'm just kinda nervous about them going down before things get moved over completely. It's prolly nothing to be worried about though. :3
May 20, 2020 22:13:15 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Thank goodness we're moving out of there? XD
May 20, 2020 21:59:22 GMT -6
Renathan: Ugh, photobucket has the images broke again. x3
May 20, 2020 21:18:53 GMT -6