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Toukaj

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Picking Up Chicks
« on: September 16, 2013, 11:50:40 AM »
You utter the words, 'gate'.
You begin to step through a gate.
Within the Serian Forest
A deep green moss grows along the bases of the tree trunks, clinging to the
more continuously shaded spots.  Tall pines with thin, long green needles grow
in spurts around the leafy trees.  The air seems to be filled with delicate
white colored pollen, which floats along in the air as it caresses the forest
beneath the canopy of leaves created by the trees.  A cool breeze flows
through the forest, rustling slightly the leaves on the maple and oak trees
that dot the forest.  Small bits of light can be seen penetrating the leafy
ceiling above, to land on the forest floor to allow small colorful wildflowers
and grasses to grow.  To the west, the forest opens up and a road can be seen
that travels to the north and south.


[Exits: east south west]
     The corpse of a serpentine water elemental lies here.
(Translucent) A lesser fire elemental is lying here stunned.
A black bear lumbers about restlessly here.
Alarac is resting here.

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'Hello!  Do you want to pick up chicks?'

Alarac says to you in common 'No! I am afraid of their peckers. I almost lost an eye last time.'

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'That is why you must learn to use your arms properly, yes.'

< We walk. >

Along the Middle of the Barn
A large barn door sets in the wall to the east, leading back out into the
grassy field.  To the north and south, stalls can be seen, holding the farm
animals.  The barn is made of planks of wood that seem to have been molded
together by a grey colored putty, though several knotholes can be seen in the
sides of the walls and in the stalls, allowing for light to shine through.
The scent of hay hangs thickly in the air, as the plant is also spread out
across the floor of the barn, and in bales around the center of the barn.  Mud
can be found mingling with the hay, as the ground seems slightly damp.


[Exits: north east south west]
A small yellow chick is here, peeping.
Alarac has arrived from the west.
A stocky black bear has arrived from the west.


Alarac looks at a small yellow chick.

Toukaj points to a small yellow chick.

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'There!  Pick it up and do not hold it close to your face, yes.'

Alarac says to you in common, nervously, 'I don't want to...'

Toukaj gives a great sigh and lands with a plop, almost on top of a small yellow chick.

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'I will show you, yes.'

A small yellow chick leaves north.

You stop using a white marble warhammer with gold filigree.
You put a white marble warhammer with gold filigree in a rucksack made from the hide of a gray shark.

You get a winged iron shield from a rucksack made from the hide of a gray shark.

n
A Large Stall in the Barn
Wooden planks have been placed together horizontally here to make the walls of
the barn.  The stall has lower walls, of about five feet in height, to keep in
the animals.  The planks of wood that run along the length of the barn are a
dark brown in color, and several small knotholes can be seen within the wood,
allowing small peeks outside of the barn.  Grey colored putty seems to bind
the wood together at the cracks, as if an attempt was made to seal as much of
the outside up.  The floor of the barn has a light layer of hay on it, and
beneath it the dirt seems damp, as some mud seems to seep through the pale
yellow plant.  The stall opens back out to the main part of the barn to the
south, and high above can be seen wooden rafters, and storage of hay bales.


[Exits: south]
     A pile of oats has been left here along the edge of the stall.
A small yellow chick is here, peeping.
A small yellow chick is here, peeping.
A baby goat is here, nibbling on anything it can find.
A baby goat is here, nibbling on anything it can find.
A baby goat is here, nibbling on anything it can find.
Alarac has arrived from the south.
A stocky black bear has arrived from the south.


Alarac stops using a satago spear tipped with an ivory dragon fang.

Toukaj chases after a small yellow chick and scoops it up with a winged iron shield.

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'There, yes.  I have picked up a chick, yes.  I may pick up two.'

Alarac says to you in common, clapping, 'Agh! You're very good at it!'

Alarac looks at a small yellow chick.

Toukaj chases after the other chick as well, but the one on the back of the shield slides around and he is forced to stop.

You are now seen as:
Toukaj is here, floating in the air, holding a shield with a chick on it.

You mull a bit.

Alarac sneaks up toward the grounded chick, one eye squinted with concentration.

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'I do not think I can handle two.'

Gently, Alarac tries to scoop up the peeping chick, face turned away from the beak.

The small yellow chick on your shield peeps at him as its claws scrabble for purchase on the slippery surface.

Alarac tries to tame a small yellow chick.
Alarac's efforts to tame a small yellow chick fail!
A small yellow chick's peck misses Alarac.
A small yellow chick's peck misses Alarac.

A small yellow chick's puny peck scratches Alarac.
A small yellow chick's peck misses Alarac.
Alarac's punch misses a small yellow chick.
Alarac's moderate punch severely <<< obliterates >>> a small yellow chick!
A small yellow chick gently lands on the ground.
A small yellow chick is stunned but will probably recover.
A small yellow chick bleeds all over the ground.

You say to Alarac in common, gasping, 'You squished it!'

Alarac yelps and a small yellow chick ends up on the ground.

Alarac says to you in common, gasping, 'Oh no! We need to save it!'

A small yellow chick bleeds all over the ground.

Toukaj swings his shield out away from Alarac, the chick on it sliding all over.

You commune with your deity.

A small yellow chick stands up.

Toukaj prods the grounded chick with his foot.

Alarac says to you in common, wailing, 'Thank you! I am awful at picking up chicks!'

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'Ah!  You did not upset it too badly, yes.  It is still upright.'

Alarac looks at a small yellow chick.

Toukaj tilts a winged iron shield, letting the captured chick slide off and onto the ground.

You give a winged iron shield to Alarac.

Alarac timidly crouches by a small yellow chick, holding a winged iron shield in his hands.

Alarac says to you in common, assured, 'It's still peeping at least.'

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'You should practice, yes.  Do not come onto them too roughly!'

Alarac uses the edge of a winged iron shield to scoop at the chick before it can get too far.

Toukaj shoos a small yellow chick toward Alarac's shield.

Alarac says to you in common, jumping up with the chick sliding all over the shield, 'Agh! I did it Toukaj!'

Alarac looks at a small yellow chick.

Alarac beams at the harried puff of yellow feathers.

A small yellow chick leaves south.

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'Aha, yes.  Now do not drop it, and you should probably let it go before it starts demanding.'

Alarac says to you in common, blinking, 'If I feed it a lot and introduce it to a nice drake, will it become a mother goose?'

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'No, no, it is chicken, it will not duck or goose.  That is most scandalous.  At the most, it will pick up sticks and become a big fat hen.  Or have a desire to cross roads and become a poultrygeist.'

A small yellow chick leaves south.

Toukaj points to Alarac's now empty shield for his attention.

Alarac says to you in common 'Wouldn't it be- aahh! Did I kill it?'

Alarac looks all around.

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'You let that chick get away, yes, by not paying enough attention.  It is okay.  There are more fish in the sea.  You just have to be careful not to sleep with them.'

You mull a bit.

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'Or maybe the goal is to sleep with them?  I am confused.'

Alarac says to you in common 'I think you sleep with chicks but not fishes!'

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'Why do people want fishes then?  Maybe they all want to learn to fish.  Oh well.'

Toukaj holds out his hands for the shield, wiggling his fingers.

A small yellow chick has arrived from the south.

Alarac says to you in common 'To eat and give as gifts!'

Alarac gives you a winged iron shield.

You say to a small yellow chick in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'Not you!'

Toukaj tucks a winged iron shield away.

You put a winged iron shield in a rucksack made from the hide of a gray shark.

Alarac looks at a small yellow chick.

You get a white marble warhammer with gold filigree from a rucksack made from the hide of a gray shark.
You wield a white marble warhammer with gold filigree.
A white marble warhammer with gold filigree feels like a part of you!

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'I hope this chick-picking-up exercise was useful, Johgo Alarac!'

Alarac says to you in common 'It was! You are a master I think. I will keep practicing!'

You say to Alarac in common, clattering his beak loudly, 'I will not tell everyone about how bad you are!'

Alarac says to you in common, lowly, 'Thank you. I do not want to be shamed!'

You wave.

You memorize gate.

You utter the words, 'gate'.
You begin to step through a gate.

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Number: 503
To: Alarac
From: Toukaj
Date: Mon Sep 16 11:49:35 2013
Re: // a note carried by a chill wind //
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The moral of this is, when picking up chicks, always use protection.

Toukaj

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