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.
Kristofor: Puffball bird, dragon or even owlphoenix?
May 18, 2021 4:40:41 GMT -6
Kristofor: With the sort of jibiji we've seen lately, who knows what'll come of that.
May 18, 2021 4:40:23 GMT -6
Riku: One such mercenary - the first ever - is set to take the stage alongside the market-creator, Alma, in an upcoming fight. Curiously, the choice of boss and animal companions Noa brings is up to them. We’ll see if they end up bringing three jibiji...
May 17, 2021 17:33:04 GMT -6
Riku: Thanks, Alma. That was something I hadn’t really thought about before but think we can all agree about. In other news, there’s been a new market created for mercenaries as the fighting pit has opened its doors for the new ‘boss’ fights.
May 17, 2021 17:29:46 GMT -6
Alma: This vital news was brought to you by Alma. I do not know how you'll be able to deal with this knowledge, but I hope you can bear it.
May 17, 2021 16:54:12 GMT -6
Alma: Salaves are pudgy lil' sneks. <3
May 17, 2021 16:44:14 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: They count as items in that case, yeah. :3
May 17, 2021 16:35:57 GMT -6
Èdan: Do CAD/PADs count as creatures or more like items, in terms of property space?
May 17, 2021 11:15:29 GMT -6
Renathan: Thanks, that's kind of you to say!
May 16, 2021 11:41:28 GMT -6