The wyrm couldn't see at the moment; but that didn't mean that it couldn't hear. The wyrm could just barely feel the movements of one of the creatures, and it felt like it might be moving toward it? The wyrm was quite concerned at this, and tried to move away. Instead of moving away, it bumped into something quite tall and hollow sounding! Was it the nest that the wyrm had made? The wyrm desperately tried to get away, since it heard a loud noise; a screaming noise, was it a monster!? The creature was beginning to be able to see fuzzily again, and it could see some kind of hollow nest-thing in front of it. That was a good hiding place? Right? The creature rushed away from the noise, and into the mining cart without really considering what may be the consequences of such an action... Hey, was that the smell of minerals?
[looks like the wyrm is in a bit of a compromising situation, huh?]
Auna gasped as the wyrm wiggled away, dragging the much to large stone with it. It bumped into things, it's vision poor. Auna chirped loudly after it, which finally got Amelia's attention. The snow leopard turned for a moment, still nursing the sore foot. There she seen it, just as the wyrm made an attempt to flee. "Auna!" Amelia cried out, stunned she hadn't see the creature. If she didn't move quick, it would flee away. The gem in its mouth, now that was something Amelia knew was important. She had a few at home, and they emitted a magical glow, and she knew that they carried a strange power within them. That, well she couldn't let it just leave. She had to move fast, the wyrm was now headed directly to the cart. Once it moved past that, it was far out of their reach. Wait, now what was happening? The wyrm bumped into her cart, before going inside to hide? Well, the wyrm must have no idea what situation that put it in. Amelia moved fast, closing the lid quickly. This trapped the wyrm with a collection of tools, dirt, towels and other gems they had recently found. Maybe that would settle the wyrm?
The wyrm didn't hear the noise until it was too late, and it was quite already trapped. It had felt a bit sluggish earlier, but since it couldn't see and couldn't really tell what was going on around it, it wasn't quite sure what was going on. However, the area was dark, and it was getting easier to see again. The blindness was slowly fading; as was usually for those that were getting used to the light. Were was the wyrm? It thrashed at first, to see if it could get out of the enclosure, and found that it could not. Ah, well, it didn't feel like it had been eaten? That was good at least. There were also gems in here! The wyrm wrapped itself around the gems in the enclosure, feeling a bit lucky.
Doesn't have a name yet (Inner Storm) Stamina: 8 Strength: 4 Resistance: 4 Dexterity: 8 Mentality: 6 Special Abilities: Swim, Fly, Refined Senses, Psychic Resistance Moves: Mind Flay, Mental Barrier, Mind Soothe, Telekinesis
Another day to explore. Amelia had been unimpressed with her run in with the shopkeeper, and so she figured the best way to build up her credit reserve was to go mining. The egg wrapped in a blanket to preserve the heat. She hoped it would hatch soon, and she was a bit prepared. She brought along her Bwee, if anything just for something living to keep her company. She had played with the idea of bringing a mining familiar with her, but she quickly decided that would be too many creatures. The woman had followed a usual trail, and came to an opening. The light illuminated the opening, and she could see glimmers from the walls, and she was sure that there would be treasures to unearth. Large columns of dirt and rock, which she had come to learn was a perfect place to find gemstones. A small pond, which to her seemed perfect. She was able to park her cart right next to a wall, and began to unpack some of her stuff. Time to get exploring.
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Amelia pulled the small egg out of the cart, and almost dropped it. The mammalian wasn't expecting the egg to move, and she could feel it moving inside. Was it going to hatch? She held the egg close to her chest, and she was sure she would soon meet the friend from her dream. A mental protector. It was weird, in the dream she was told somebody was waiting for her, and had been waiting for her for awhile. And then she was given this egg. Was this the somebody? Clearly it had to grow, but she had little idea of what it would grow into.
"Bweeeeee." The small pokey pig ran off from the cart towards the small pond. He put a small hoof into the water, before quickly deciding he had little interest. Nose to the ground, his interest instead was to find something delicious to munch on. Amelia had packed a variety of food and snacks for both herself and her friend, but she was sure he would want to scavenge for his own food. That was fine by her, it would keep him busy so she could focus more on her mining. She felt the egg move again, and she dared to put it down. She closed the lid of the cart, and wrapped the soft blanket around the egg once more. She positioned it so it was close to the lantern. This way it would get some warmth.
She didn't get very far before the egg had fallen off of the cart. She gasped and dove towards the blanket. She quickly pulled it apart, to see a large crack in the centre of the egg. Not enough to expose the insides, but the shell was clearly compromised. "Oh I hope you are ready to hatch and this isn't my fault." she spoke softly to both herself and the egg, afraid she had ruined something. It shook in her hands again, and the egg cracked once more. This time, enough for the insides to come out. She gasped and dropped the egg. Wet liquid dripped over her hands and fur, and the shock, in combination with another shake, caused the egg to come crashing towards the ground. It landed right next to the small pond, and she watched as the egg split in half. A small, blue, slug looking creature crawled out. Crawled wasn't the right word, but the goop came with it. It slipped into the pond, (which was really somehow just a small pit of water,) and the mammalian rushed towards it. Thankfully, it had no way of getting out. This was of course, only as long as it couldn't dig or burrow into the dirt. A small fish. It was light blue with some dark blue spots, and rainbow coloured eyes. She reached into the water to touch it, and the fish moved quickly out of her way. She could hear her Bwee in the distance, calling out as it continued its track for food.
"I don't think you can come out of the water, can you?" It was odd to her, that the egg was dry and on land. Clearly the contents were quite different, and she was now trying to figure out what she was supposed to do. It was lucky for her that this was where she was intending on doing most of her mining, because it didn't look like they would be moving anywhere anytime soon. Hopefully Electro continued to avoid the water, and the small fish could float around to its own desire. It would grow quickly, she assumed. But at this rate, she had no idea what it was going to look like bigger. Had she bought a large whale? She didn't have the capacity in her kennel for something that needed that much water. Her Lasiobel remained small, and could be out of the water if it wanted. She wasn't one to raise aquatic creatures, and now she felt like she was at a stand still. Sounded like more money to her. This brought her attention back to her task of mining, and she stood up. She angled the light towards the pond, and she could watch the fish float and swim around. It didn't have much space, but this would have to do for now. She heard a loud whine as Electro began to trot back to her, carrying something dead looking. Ew. Not her favourite thing to see.
She watched as the fish brought itself to the surface of the pond, and eat a small bug that had made the surface its home. Well, she guessed that was something. It was unfortunate to her that the small creature wouldn't have a mother to raise it, of its own species. She wasn't even sure which species it was, however she was sure she would find out at one point or another when it grew larger. Perhaps if she brought it back to her kennel one of her other pets would recognize it. Until then, she had to get herself some jewels. She pulled on a pair of gloves and grabbed her pick axe. She wandered towards a spot in the cavern wall that she felt drawn to, and began to dig into the hard dirt. This opening was quite damp, and she wondered if that was part of how the small pool of water had ended up here. She had seen raging rivers down in the mines, and areas of lava were rumoured to exist. Most of the time she didn't wander far from the surface, and that was okay with her. Electro had curled up beside the wheel of the cart, munching away at whatever he had found. The Bwee had still not noticed the new join to the family.
She didn't focus on mining the way she should, instead her attention constantly drifting towards the small fish. She didn't have fish food, but she was sure she could easily buy some. She also didn't carry bugs around, so she worried that she wouldn't have what the fish would need. She watched as it came closer to the edge of the pond, and grabbed the egg shell. Hmm. She noticed it slowly move around the shell, and she was sure that it was eating its shell. That wasn't a surprise, many creatures did eat its shell for nutrition in the first stages of life, especially the inner contents were quite nutritious. It had grown this little critter anyhow.
Electro raised its head, looking towards the fish at the edge of the pond. He stood up now, walking towards the edge, and staring at the slimy creature devouring its old home. He took one sniff, and then took a few steps back. What was this thing? He whined his familiar whine, and circled back towards his dried mushroom by the cart wheel. Amelia had a chance to identify it, and frankly she was happier it was some old fungus then a dead creature. She wiped her forehead, her soft white fur already becoming dusted from the dirt. Readjusting her grip on the axe, she went back to work.
The soft pitter patter of the rain echoed through the cavern. She was standing at the main entrance of the mines looking out into the rain. The shape of the caves made it so that everybody inside would be dry, and for that she was thankful. The mammalian had questioned whether or not she was going to go today. She had told herself she would go down and only spend an hour searching through some easy area, but with the storm coming down it appeared to her that she would be stuck in here a lot longer. It wasn't that she didn't like the rain, but it was that she had a far walk home. And 20 minutes in the pouring rain would be miserable. She had taken Auna out for a stroll with her. The small creature scurried around the snow leopard's legs and curiously picked at objects along the way. Auna was smart, and curious. She would pick things up and bring them to the mammalian. However, being the size she was proved not to be an advantage. She had gotten huge as she grew, and now got up to the mammalians hips. If she was overexcited she would knock Amelia over, but luckily she was nimble enough to not fall over too hard. The time and work hadn't went into Auna as she was growing, and then once she became an adult she was no longer as easy to train, and the mammalian suffered as a result. They shared a very special bond still, and it wasn't a concern to the snow leopard that they could not communicate. She always had a spare ribbon of telepathy on her, and could tie it around a pet in a snap if she needed too, but often without the bond the communcation was poor. It could be translated to her understanding, but often she assumed it would be like an intelligent friend having a conversation with her.
On occasion it was. With Sandy Amelia had an incomparable bond, so much so that they often checked up on each other throughout the day. Sandy did very little, but often the Thundergug would cross large areas to graze and search for lands. Often she would find cool things for Amelia, and often she would find new areas she wanted to explore with her favourite person. The municipality they lived in was huge. In the centre was a huge city, with more skyscrapers and buildings then you could imagine. Every event was there, every shop could be found. She didn't necessarily live in that city. On the outskirts of the city was a smaller area, which was where she lived. Lots of outlying farms providing the food for the people. There were regular farmers markets where people bought new food. They were a rather self sufficient area, although shipments frequently came from the city. Amelia occasionally dreamed of going into the city, but she never had the courage to go there. It wasn't far. On foot yes, but flying or riding? No. Further outside of town was a mansion, huge garden areas and the mines. Kennel buildings previously were in town, but those slowly became outdated and most people began keeping their creatures at their homes. Of course, the kennels that remained went through upgrades so that they were basically luxury hotels for peoples creatures. Occasionally breeding got out of hand, but Amelia's creatures never strayed too far from the land. She lived in a simple home on a small piece of land. She had a small garden for herself and a beautiful yard for her creatures to stay in. She had a large barn on the edge of her area, and her pets were free to roam the land as they pleased, some venturing off.
Now, it wasn't like her pets were being held hostage. But through a system of invisible fences she kept her pets safe. When they left the yard they ran into danger and problems with wild animals coming in. Luckily, being so close to town nothing of danger usually made it through the fence. Now, it wasn't like this world was dangerous, but there were outside walls that the mammalian never dare cross. Beyond that there were smaller villages, but it was a lot more dangerous. Nobody had jobs, it was all hunter/gatherer and poverty. Of course most groups of people did well, but they were mostly part of the bigger kingdom. So outlying communities still had some connection to the rest of the world, but often many were far removed from the technologies. To move off the family homestead and to move into a bigger city was crazy to think about, and often it was just things that were rumoured. To go to a near by village was understandable, some people went quite far to find their partner. But a lot of pairings were arranged and that was just how many people lived. it was a structured life and something the mammalian didn't want. Of course, she couldn't remember if it was a life she ever lived or if she was raised in the city. One day she had woken in a new bed in a new home with amnesia. Suddenly, she had no recollection of her past. It was weird to relearn basic tasks in society, but parts of her brain remembered everyday tasks and many things were easily relearned. But where she came from, she had no idea. She had brought it up to the Thundergug one day, and she politely told her that it wasn't to be discussed. Sandy was like a grandmother type for her. She had no parents that she knew of, and although she was a functioning adult it was nice to have a mentor type figure to discuss things with. The Thundergug gave her lots of simple and timeless advice. It was the advice of somebody wise. Amelia had met Sandy when she was already fully grown, and had imagined the creature had many years on her. She wasn't sure their average lifespan, but something told her it was like a tortoise. Sandy would move slowly but never appear to be slowing down. She had incredibly stamina and could meander at a slow pace for hours. Thundergugs traditionally travelled long distances to graze, and although now domesticated they had many of those characteristics. Amelia had heard there was a wild breed found out beyond the fence, but she wasn't quite sure how it would act. Sandy was stubborn but kind. She would only attack when asked, and Amelia had retired from her battling days.
Although some of her pets loved battling, they spent a long time recovering. The medics would patch up the worst wounds, and Amelia would spend hours everyday dressing wounds and taking care of old injuries. It got to the point that one day she sat down and said "why am I doing this?" She asked all of her pets if they truly wanted to battle, if they felt the fleeting feelings of victory would be worth the recovery. Very few of them said yes, that the recovery was getting harder and harder and sometimes there would only be a quick loss. Although the initial wounds would heal quickly with supplies, many of the sore joints would last much longer. But Sandy would defend her if she was pushed. If the mammalian was in danger Sandy would get in her way.. When Amelia would ask about her old life, and talk about travelling out to the beyond to discover where she came from, the Thundergug would shake her head and laugh, but would always agree to help if they ever got there. But maybe one day they would go. But for now, the mammalian stayed within the municipality. She occasionally went to neighbouring towns and even once adventured to the city for a vacation, but she rarely went far. And never somewhere where she would be in danger. The beyond was different, it wasn't necessarily safe. The challenge with moving to the city would be that 1. She could never sell her land, because nobody ever lived around there nobody wanted to buy her land. 2. She wouldn't be able to bring her pets. She could keep most of them at the luxury kennels, but the problem with having large pets was there was nowhere to put them. So she would have to fly as far as she could, then would take the bus or train around the city. It was incredible, and she had never seen so many lights and cool things. She swore one day she would end up in the city. But try as she might, she could never save up enough credits.
It wasn't like she didn't get a good wage. It was that she was supporting way too much by herself. She hadn't found a spouse yet, and try as she might she wasn't settling. So she paid all the bills for the acreage and often didn't leave much extra for the month. She had to spend a lot of money on food, cleaning supplies, and medical supplies. As she retired from battling the medical bills cut to almost zero. Her pets were feeling much better all the time and she didn't have to worry about them. Of course she lost a huge source of income from that which made things even tighter. Her pets are in a very small space together, there is often remarks about lack of space. The Sarane came after the land was bought, and somehow the mammalian threw herself too hard into Sarane battling and her collection grew. She had many young Sarane, and many that were violent and bucking. They were never truly broken and would cause problems with some of the other pets. She let them sit in an area near the outside of her property. There was a lot of public farmland beyond that area that was barely ever touched. Few creatures kept their land like Amelia did. She kept most of the grass trimmed and a trail circled around the house. It was an older house and that became apparent in the colder months. She had a wood burning stove to keep the house warm. The house would get crazy warm, but it was also crazy cold at times too. But it was out of the elements and in the winter thats what mattered. She kept her barn clean and the doors always open to wandering creatures. She had recently constructed a lean too that was helpful for her overflowing creatures. It was like a cave on her land. A lot like the cave she was currently in, watching the rain fall and thinking about life.
Renathan: *purrumbles* Thankies for the fluffy birbdergs, Yang. :3
Sept 5, 2021 1:16:51 GMT -6
Yang: If any1 is curious, Sky is The Stat Master, so all notes about Crossbreeds (their cunning/power/etc) will all go through her before being posted :Bc it might! be a hot minute, as life is hella busy with her new job
Sept 4, 2021 14:57:15 GMT -6
Yang: thamk,thamk; streams are great for those designs that can be hashed out right quick 👈🕶️👈
Aug 31, 2021 19:18:51 GMT -6
Renathan: The Ohou extras look great! I enjoyed the stream from yesterday, as well.
Aug 31, 2021 15:23:49 GMT -6
Yang: Shout out to those on TBBs orders list! Apologies for the delay with cash-orders, been working on Ohou extra-circulars and getting them figured out xVc Ya'll should be seeing PMs in the next couple of days; big thamk for the patience!!
Aug 31, 2021 13:46:47 GMT -6
Yang: its all in the wrist
Aug 26, 2021 12:19:07 GMT -6
Renathan: They have Beauty and the Beast 'Beast' vibes- they're lovely!
Aug 26, 2021 4:08:21 GMT -6