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The Locals ([personal profile] npcsofmana) wrote in [community profile] gameofmana2016-08-19 08:23 am

[log] Eggs 101

Who: Rachel and half a dozen other people
What: Hey, kid, want to see an egg? The Eggs 101 quest.
Where: The outskirts of Domina, past the residential area
When: Day 11
Other: Surprise parenthood

Domina, despite the magical way it appeared to the residents of the tree, is a very simple town. While there's bustling activity of all sorts near the market, a quieter atmosphere reigns in places like the church on top of the hill or near the residential area and its outskirts. This is something that is obvious to anyone who's explored a little around town at all and has a bit of observational skills.

Today, however...

A little past the array of houses, near what should be a quiet clearing, is a cacophony of chirping. Anyone who goes to investigate will find nine eggs there in the middle of the clearing. At least... They look sort of like eggs. They all share a general egg shape as the best: oval and white. However... One seems to have fins on the side of it. Another seems to have cracks in its shell that almost seem like jaws. Et cetera, et cetera. All of them are mobile, but they don't go very far. In fact, they stick pretty close together and only seem to wander a little ways off from the main group before stumbling back and inevitably colliding with one of their own.

Crouched down behind a decently sized bush is a young woman with quivering antennae and delicate bug-like wings, her blue hair held back out of her face. For anyone who's been particularly social or observant or both, they might recognize her: this is Rachel, the daughter of the general store couple.
orbislife: screenshot of Zenyatta looking to the side (Your will is strong my friend)

[personal profile] orbislife 2016-08-19 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I apologize.

[ He ducks and goes to his knees. (If he still floated, he would have just floated lower.) Zenyatta also lowers the volume of his voice. ]

I was drawn to the chirps. I thought there would be birds.

[ Are they truly coming from the eggs themselves? ]
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[personal profile] orbislife 2016-08-20 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Zenyatta is going to assume that a Chocobo is a type of bird. Perhaps a species the color of chocolate. ]

I wonder where their parents are. Did they get scared off by other animals? By a Chocobo?

[ He looks around for signs of a struggle. He knows the behavior of some animals towards danger and their young. Could the parents be watching, wary of them, or could the eggs be abandoned? ]
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[personal profile] orbislife 2016-08-21 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
[ He studies the surrounding area for a better idea of what might have occurred before their arrival, and he cannot come up with much of an answer beyond the eggs' strange movement displacing the scenery around them. ]

What will be best to move them safely...?

[ He will help. ]
orbislife: screenshot of Zenyatta's harmony victory pose (A chance to focus)

[personal profile] orbislife 2016-08-23 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
Perhaps they can be moved near the tree I live in. There is space around it, and the sun is warm. That should help them hatch, correct?

[ Zenyatta, this is not like bringing home another potted plant. Except it is in a way. ]
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[personal profile] orbislife 2016-08-26 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
I shall. You have convinced me it would be safer to keep watch on them.

[ Zenyatta tries to edge closer to reach for an egg. Perhaps sensing Zenyatta's intention, the nearest egg scatters on its root like legs. ]

... Wait. Please do not run away. I want to help you.

[ He feels bad now. He scared the egg. ]
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[personal profile] orbislife 2016-08-28 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
What do eggs eat? Seed? Worms?

[ He thinks of what birds eat, mostly. He thought eggs did not eat until hatching. ]
orbislife: screenshot of Zenyatta looking to the side (Your will is strong my friend)

[personal profile] orbislife 2016-09-02 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
Fruit... I will look for something and attempt to draw it near. I hope it does not already have preferences.

[ A picky eater will make things harder. ]
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[personal profile] orbislife 2016-09-04 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you. That is really kind.

[ He will gratefully take the bit of fruit when she hands it to him, lowering his head slightly like a bow. ]
orbislife: screenshot of Zenyatta looking to the side (Your will is strong my friend)

[personal profile] orbislife 2016-09-09 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
I will attempt to locate the egg now. Peace be upon you.

[ He does not want to give the egg that much of a head start on him. ]