The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
I wake up. I must have been tired and fell asleep. But I take another fish and eat it. It fills my belly up and I look around. The little lizard seems to be gone and the clan is moving again so I take some fish and put it on my back. I follow the others away from the clearing, and look around for anything interesting.
#22 ((I'm so behind, thanks a lot school))
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In the beginning the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
-Douglas Adams, Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Skrit continues happily hunting the moths until all have either flown off or been consumed. He then notices a presence for the first time and glances around quickly. Finding nothing on the ground seems to drive Skrit mad and he frantically looks up. Skirt nearly jumps out of his skin as he dives into a nearby bush. Looking for the giant lizard is fine when it is far above. When it is right on top of him is another matter. Using his claws to aside leaves, Skrit digs in deeply and hopes he isn't noticed.
((There is a brand-new map for everyone to use on the OP and the stages and changes has more things to it (and things are still be added), Scorpi. Anyways, welcome back!))
The ape colony has moved for a long time in this way....which is en masse. Usually only the biggest of creatures attempt to attack, since everything else is too scared to attack such large numbers. Ironically, the apes are not use to fighting whatsoever in either offensive or defensive situations: they are use to running from, hiding from, or screeching at threats. Meanwhile, Anna is amazed at how her colony has forged a new friendship with strange, but friendly creatures that are quite intelligent (the mantisects.) (#48)
(( I thought you were talking to all of us at first when you said new map and OP stuff XD I looked all over the OP then reread ))
A little while later, Engel awoke from his slumber and stretched he decided now would be a good time to explore the rest of his cave so he started heading deeper once he had reached the back wall he determined it was about 21 Engels long (I didn't think he'd be able to use feet as measurement but I thought he should be able to at least count his lengths) although the further back parts were slightly dark he loved his new home and wanted to actually keep this one instead of loosing it like his old cave.
The tranquility of the pond is broken by small chittering calls as Skrit's pack begins to get worried. They search the area high and low coming up with nothing. Eventually they all gather near their nesting site and prepare to send wider ranged search parties.
Meanwhile Skrit still sits cowering in the bushes hoping that the giant flying lizard come no closer. Hearing his pack's calls makes him both nervous and relieved. With his pack nearby he has a chance but at the same time if the giant lizard spots them...
Tynebris watches Skrit dive into a nearby bush. The dragon looks fast around and spots a cave. He remembers the point of the cave and his cave, hoping that he will find the approximate position of the cave again. Afterwards he lands near the bush and looks at it. "This is my hunting ground!" he growls, hoping the creature will understand him.
((Alright, I am going to institute a special timeskip: We will timeskip a couple days, but the characters of Skrit et al (meaning the rest of his race too) and Tynebris will not be affected, it will practically be what is happening between them on this day is actually occurring on the day the timeskip is on.
In a few words: The time between Skrit and Tynebris is "frozen."))
The salty air gets stronger and stronger until...what's that through the trees?...A lake?...No...an ocean! The Apes cheer, with many parenting apes setting aside young adult apes and younger to explain to them that salt water is not drinkable. Anna, being an inquisitive apes, already knew that salt water is undrinkable from asking her parents about the ocean. Now, for the first time in her life, she has seen it. However, it is funny that if she was born a week sooner she might have seen it; since a week before she was born the ape colony directed themselves away from the ocean.
The sight of the ocean takes many apes breath away, regardless of whether or not they've seen it. (#49)
After following the roaming apes for what seemed like an eternity, they caught Roks attention when they suddenly started screaming and running forward. Rok was curious as to what they might've seen, so he rushed forward as well. Soon he found himself with the soothing sight he had been waiting for: A lake where he could return to his usual diet, and perhaps find his family again.
He dived straight into the water, but he quickly realized this water was unlike any he had ever swam in. He went to the surface and looked around: There was no visible shore other than the one he had just jumped off. He then remembered the tales told to gim by some of the oldest otter in the family, about a huge salty lake, sorrunding our world. They said you could get there by following any river downstream for long enough. But he had never been there himself, so he couldn't help but to wonder about the creatures living there. As he swam downwards, he saw many colorful fish, and was about to grab one, when he spotted a large, dark blue creature swimming towards him. He then remembered something else he had heard about the sea: Huge predators.
Panicking, he swam as fast as he could back to land, and as he climbed back onto the sand, he saw a huge group of apes around him. Some had already noticed his precense.
"Perhaps I should've stayed in the water" He thought.
Anna curiously looked at the long, furry creature (Rok) dive into the water and shortly coming back to the surface. Neither her or other apes are aggressive to it; on the contrary, it is very interesting and kind of cute.
((Was the predator a shark or what was it? Oh goody, post #50!))
Rok stared at the apes, wondering if they knew he had been following them, or if htey would want to attack him. "They dont look very strong, but there's lots of them. Should I run away?" He thought to himself. "I'm clearly not nearby any lake or river y can hunt in, and theres no otters to be found, so perhaps I should just try to stay with these apes...I hope they don't mistake me for a predator." Rok relaxes a bit, walks a few steps closer to one of the apes, then lays on the sand, trying his best to look as friendly as possible.
((Only 7 posts? Perhaps I should make them shorter >.>))
Content with the berries I'd scavenged, a nice mound about as large as I am I look up from the one I'm picking at and close my eyes. Red with black stripes, the taste tart and have a lot of juice in them. I wonder if the wolf would like them. I think that I prefer caves to trees, actually. I can see fine in them, no problem at all. And there are these shiny things… and wolf. Mustn't forget about wolf.
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I'm eccentric. Crazy means you suffer from insanity. Eccentric means you enjoy it. See above.
Tynebris watches Skrit and isn't very happy, nor satisfied, about the raptor's reaction, it actually even angered him a bit. The angered dragon snaps nears Skrit warning him that staying here will make him end up as his next snack.
Skrit jolts to attention when the dragon snaps. His eyes go really wide and he starts backing further into the brush while whimpering. A head pops out from behind the bush followed by the rest of a second skaven. The Skaven promptly bashes it's head into Skrit's side and begins scolding him with what sounds like sharp barks. More Skaven pop out of the surrounding brush and join in on the scolding while others, being more playful, poke around the small clearing and invariably find the dragon.
Several elect to go butt the dragon lightly with their heads and inspect what appears to them to be an older relation of theirs or something. A small group of baby Skaven bob awkwardly into the middle and start fighting over the bug Skrit coughed up.
((unleash a horde of retarded super curious little raptor things ))
Tynebris is caught by surprise as suddenly more Skaven appear. However, it doesn't anger him more, it even calms him a bit down seeing Skrit and other Skaven. The dragon decides to lightly push those headbutting him indicating he doesn't want them to do so.
The Skaven headbutting Tynebris get the message and rejoin the main group. Skrit cowers under the others scolding which after some time stops. The Skaven all chirp and Tynebris and begin to file out back towards their nesting site beside the pond.