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Howahkan

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Howahkan

Post by Norvilion » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:27 am

Name: Howahkan

Species: Unicorn, horse-type subspecies (Pinto)

Age: 5 (Young adult)

Gender: Male

Appearance: Howahkan is just a normal horned horse unicorn, with a pelt the colors of a brown painted horse. His horn is a mix of the purest of blacks and whites, spiraling to the tip in a clash of contrasting colors. His golden eyes glow with a metallic gleam, shedding a faint light that can only be seen in the darkest of nights. His brass hooves shine as if immune to even the smallest speck of dirt. Often he carries a feeding bag around his neck filled with whatever sweets he can acquire (not that they last very long).

((Much thanks to Gaeva for the pic a while ago can be found at http://vgiselleh.deviantart.com/art/Psy ... s-63658838))

Personality: In general Howahkan is a pretty nice guy, if a little skittish. He tries his best to help others and makes friends, if for no other reason but to minimize the number of people he has to watch his back around. Much of that nervousness goes away when he has an abundance of fruit in his diet and he becomes downright serene when eating candy. If even fruit has been scarce he starts to loose his grip on reality. He becomes paranoid, obsessive, agitated, and starts having auditory hallucinations. In this state he can barely distinguish between friend and foe and can be a real danger to himself and others.

Traits: Howahkan was born with the strange disability of not being able to feel the land's normal gravity. In its place however he has an innate ability to produce his own gravity fields, allowing him to be as light or heavy as he desires. Since he can only really guess at how strongly gravity affects others he usually walks around with a lower weight than his mass would suggest, leading him to be a bit weak physically. The gravity can point in any direction, giving him the ability to walk along impossible surfaces or even "fly" by shifting his gravity's direction away from the ground. He prefers to stay attached to a solid surface if he can help it though, as falling into a bottomless abyss such as the sky can be very taking on the nerves. If he goes unconscious, such as for sleep, his gravity field will deactivate unless he takes effort to lock it into place beforehand. This field for the most part only affects himself or things he touches (and actively extends the field to), allowing him to pick up heavy objects as if they weighed nothing or move small items along his body by manipulating their gravity. In addition he can use his horn to change an object's weight (but not gravity direction) for up to one hour at a time. A quick blow with the horn can halve or double an object's weight, though it takes at least 10 seconds before he can execute such a strike again. Prolonged exposure can allow more precise manipulation.

His body isn't the only thing that doesn't quite interact with the world properly, however. For a good portion of his life he has been able to hear unintelligible whispering voices, and along with those the sense of muffled but tangible emotions. When he was younger these voices were light and ignorable, but as he got older they got almost debilitating to the point where he could easily be considered stark-raving-mad. He eventually found that the many forms of sugar acted as an odd antipsychotic. Natural sugars such as from fruit quieted the voices to almost inaudible levels and made the emotions ignorable. Processed or concentrated sugars such as candy or honey completely made the voices go away, leaving him in a state of pure tranquility. It can't be easily determined if the tranquility is just an extension of the sugar's effects or just relief at having a quiet moment. In either case this effect has led him to have a pretty serious addiction to sugar and an obsessive need to find more if the voices start speaking too loud. In such cases factors such as quality of character or friendship start becoming less important to him than the factor “can or cannot make the voices go away”. If presented with sugar or promise of sugar in fully crazed state he’d be really hard pressed to turn down a deal just on grounds of something small like morality. On the other hand, in a crazed state his reflexes are almost supernatural and his intuition borders on psychic- completely the opposite of how he is in a tranquil state.

Family: Father- Demothi (Herd’s seer, “Talks while walking”), Mother- Pavati (“Clear Water”)

Known History: From the moment of Howahkan’s birth his herd knew he was special. The two toned coloration of his horn, the golden sagacious eyes that even darkness could not hide, everything about him told of something extraordinary. His first step was taken with no hooves on the ground, it was a while before he got in the habit of actually walking similar to how everyone else did for the most part.

His unusual attunement to gravity earned him the title of “Spirit walker” from an early age; a title that was only reinforced by his occasionally hearing muffled whispers, as though from the spirits. His herd name, given on his first birthday, means “of the mysterious voice”.

Howahkan was held in respect by his elders and some form of awe by his peers for most of his childhood. The spirit voices he sometimes heard gave him a sense of peace, as when they appeared they was accompanied with a faint feeling of being looked after.

Eventually however, sometime before he reached full adulthood, the unintelligible voices became louder and more frequent, and the benign sense of being looked after was replaced by an unsettling sense that his every move was being watched, that not even his thoughts were private anymore. His paranoia grew daily as the constant noise broke down every aspect of his normal day to day life. By the time he was kicked out of the herd the voices sounded to be in the hundreds, never ceasing and keeping him from ever having any real quality of sleep.

Soon after leaving his homelands he came upon a wild berry bush, something so rare where he grew up it was a delicacy only enjoyed by those who had gone through a full and rich life. Having no elders around to bring them too he started eating the berries. One by one the voices quieted, leaving only a constant murmur of whispering by the time he’d ravenously finished all the berries on the bush. It wasn’t perfect but he had finally discovered a way to ease his constant struggle. With the voices now only whispers he collapsed right there on the spot, not even bothering to mentally anchor himself to the ground, and had the first good long sleep he’d had in months.

When he awoke a long while later he discovered the wind had picked him up and carried him near a human settlement. He also discovered that the effect of the berries had been only temporary. A deep and terrible dread filled him a the muffled voices and the sickening sense of being watched took hold as if nothing had happened. He spotted a fruit stand below and without even considering the consequences reactivated his personal gravity field to dive down and crash into it, gobbling up anything within reach. Apples, pears, grapes, berries; as it appeared all of them seemed to be effective at quieting those voices.

The humans, not used to seeing a unicorn, much less one fall from the sky stood slightly away in awe. One child, however, walked up to the strange beast and offered up a brightly colored confection for him. Howahkan, now satisfied with the voices at a low volume and the feeling of paranoia at an almost ignorable level, took the lollipop out of courtesy to the odd youth, even allowing her to pet him. As soon as the pure refined sugar hit his tongue though the voices stopped completely… dead silence inside his head. That constant paranoia he was sure he’d have to live with all his life was replaced by an amazing feeling of peace and tranquility.

He wasn’t able to stay long though as the cart owner chased him away, and the effects of the sugar faded away eventually, though more slowly than the effects of the berries had. He knew now though how he could treat his condition, how he might actually be able to lead some semblance of a normal life. Thus he went off in search of a land with plenty of fruit to keep him relatively sane and hopefully where he could acquire refined sugar to completely, if temporarily, find sanctuary from whatever it was that plagued him so.

How did your character find these lands?: In his wanderings Howahkan heard rumors of a prosperous land in this direction. This pickings had been slim lately so any chance of a place he could successfully settle would be welcomed immensely.

Anything Else We Need to Know?: Howahkan can no longer hear his own narrator per se. Using the many worlds theory the voices and foreign feelings in his head are the product of an unknown number of possible observers/writers of his world. He doesn’t recognize any of the plethora of languages used, but if he can hear them clearly he might be able to pick up on the tone and cadence changes (not to mention the foreign emotions). Any one of them, or all of them, could be his “narrator”, but amid the chaos this would provide little relief to know aside from knowing it isn’t just a bad case of schizophrenia.

First RP in these lands:

The dry, dusty air parched Howahkan's throat as the brown and white pinto unicorn trudged through the wastelands. His wide golden eyes darted back and forth nerotically, and every once in a while his whole body would jerk as though some inaudible sound had arisen from behind and spooked him. A second would pass after each startle, then he would shake his head and continue on the path; possibly trotting slightly faster than he had been before.

"Perhaps it would have been better to have flown over this part of the land." He muttered to himself all too rapidly between his dry breaths. One look at the endless azure sky however and a visible shudder ran over the equine's body. "Nope, nope, nope, not gonna happen".

Still the onset of severe dehydration was something to be concerned with, though to Howahkan that was far from the biggest thing on his mind. Luckily for him a row of green in the distance greeted him as he crossed over the top of a particularly high hill.

Howahkan let out a loud cry of excitement as he raced down the hill toward the forest, not slowing down in the least once the ground leveled out. Actually at the bottom of the hill he sped up pretty significantly, as though the hill was continuing on and had become steeper. With such a pace it was mere minutes before he passed the treeline into a rich and beautiful land.

Flowers bloomed everywhere, filling the air with a relaxing scent that... had no effect whatsoever on the crazed horse creature. His pace barely slowed as he entered the woods, leaving him to dodge treese left and right until he came upon something that caught his attention.

Despite his severe lack of water it was not a lake of any sort- he had passed by a couple small pools of plant captured water during his mad dash. Instead it was a simple bush filled with wild berries. The unicorn practically pounced the plant and started gorging himself right away, lying flat on the ground as he tore at the bush like a canine with a haunch of meat.

Eventually his crazed wide eyes relaxed to a normal expression and his breathing slowed. Whatever demons had been haunting him seemed to have been sated as he consumed the berries that remained, now at a slightly more reasonable rate.
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Post by Gaeva Winged Unicorn » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:54 am

Only by chance did Gaeva happen to be near the edge of the flowing forest as she had been on her way to the wastelands beyond, or more specifically, the skies above it. Empty space on a beautiful day like this was a pleasure to fly in. She had stopped for a drink along the way however, which was why she happened to be on the ground when she spotted the flash of white and brown in the distance past some trees.

Her first thought had been danger, something must be chasing him, and quickly she went on full alert as she tried to spot whatever had caused the mad dash. But nothing came after the four legged blur. Suspicious yet curious Gaeva decided to investigate and make sure there were no threats before she went off to enjoy a flight in the sky. Trotting rapidly and trying to be as quiet as possible, which was fairly hard with hooves as hard as hers, the mare made her way over to where she had seen the brown and white blur run off to. She found him rather suddenly, as her eyes had not been looking down while trying to spot him.

All notions of caution went out the window as she gazed at the sight in front of her, her mouth actually hanging open a little now, and her wings slightly unfolded in amazement. She noted the horn and part of her was very pleased at the thought of another unicorn in the forest, but another part of her, the biggest part was trying to figure out why this unicorn was on the ground while eating. His legs seemed to have been functioning perfectly just moments before, so why was he down now? He didn't look hurt. Just hungry. Famished? She knew those berries, and while tasty, they weren't that good. Also, she'd been standing off to the side for a few moments now, staring, and he wasn't responding to her presence. Blinking a few times the mare then politely cleared her throat to announce her presence.

"Hello there, I see you're enjoying a fine meal!" Or as "fine" as those particular fruits were anyway. She hesitated before adding, "Are you very hungry?" Not wanting to embarrass the other for either his eating habits or possible hunger, she was still rather curious and wanted to know more, possibly help out if the latter were true. Just because he wasn't in a particularly dignified position didn't mean he was any less of a fellow unicorn and Gaeva felt obligated to make sure he was alright.
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Post by Norvilion » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:17 am

The pinto unicorn had been so engrossed in his meal that he didn't even notice Gaeva's arrival, or at least if he had it hadn't even registered as a thing to take note of. Even the cough was responded to only with him looking up for a half second before getting distracted by a particularly full cluster of berries.

When she spoke however his legs extended quickly and he flew diagonally away from the source of the voice in what appeared to be a supremely impressive jump accompanied by a startled neigh. He skidded a short distance when he landed and bent down low, prepared to possibly defend himself if the voice-with-a-form turned out to be hostile.

His posture relaxed as he got a good look at the stranger. She was a unicorn like him... though quite a bit different as far as he could tell. Her body shape, hooves, and tail were far removed to what he was used to seeing in his old herd. In addition to that she had wings! Howahkan often wondered what it would be like to fly. Real flight that was of course, not just falling wildly toward a ground that would never come.

"I... umm..." he started to stammer, taking some note of his mental condition before continuing too much. Those berries still seemed a good bit more interesting than company, but the noticeable feelings of critical thirst arising indicated that the berries were starting to take effect. Plus this was probably a resident of this land, she might be able to help him find good foraging spots in the future so he had to make a good impression.

...At least recover the impression he had already made.

"Sorry about my reaction. I've been wandering through those dead lands for a number of days now. I think I got turned around once or twice." he took a cautious few steps forward ready to fall back if she turned out to be hostile despite her appearance, or ready to fight if she said he couldn't have any of the fruit there.

...No, he really probably shouldn't do that. Diplomacy. Definitely better to use diplomacy. That could almost certainly do more than violence. Attacking would make a particularly bad first impression.

"Are you from around here?" he asked, shaking off the mental image of fighting for the last of a half-full bush of berries.
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Post by Gaeva Winged Unicorn » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:07 pm

When he jumped away Gaeva half reared up to put a little more distance between them, her wings already starting to unfold for possible flight, but just as the other unicorn recovered, so did she. Before he explained she already recognized his reaction had been born out of startlement, just like herself. All her hooves touched the ground again and she neatly tucked her wings back to her sides while taking a deep, and hopefully subtle, breath to calm her sudden spiked heart rate. She made sure to smile to show she meant no harm and didn't move, suddenly aware she had made a rather generalized assumption based on his species that she should help him. For all she knew he was a seasoned assassin that just really, really liked berries. Better be a little more careful.

She nodded at his offered explanation for his reaction, it did make sense to be a little jumpy when you hadn't encountered anyone for a few days. Considering the direction he had come from, and her never having seen him before she should have thought of this herself. There was a little too much tension in the other for her liking, but she stood her ground and kept her half smile up.

"Yes, I live here," Gaeva replied and looked away to the east, "In my forest." She felt no need to specify her forest was to the east, let him think whatever he wanted. She looked back at him, "I am Gaeva, I don't think I have ever seen you here before, so I welcome you. Where are you from?"
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Post by Norvilion » Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:49 pm

The unicorn's bright golden eyes became more and more relaxed as he stood there in front of the resident. They had started out fairly wide, which could be easily dismissed as just surprise from Gaeva's sudden arrival, but by this point had softened to a slight unease such as might be displayed by one with a small trouble on their mind. Likewise he could feel his own thoughts become clearer as the berries he had eaten were taking full effect. He really knew that he was doing better once the realization came upon him that if he ate everything now he might not have any left for later. On a similar level letting on his obsessive thoughts would probably come off as discourteous.

Imagine that! He could actually think clearly enough that he was able to process the concept of courtesy for courtesy's sake. A weary smile passed over his face as the realization of how small and sad a victory this was hit him. Still, he would have a good bit of time before that chaotic storm of voices and emotions would become unbearable again. With a solid half a bush left he'd be able to return if it came to that.

Putting aside that line of thinking for now the pinto unicorn bowed his head reverently to the other. "It is good to meet you, Gaeva." he said with practiced speech befitting the son of a seer, "My name is Howahkan."

There was a name he couldn't forget, even if it had been months since he last introduced himself to anyone. Of all the words spoken by the hundreds of voices amid the chaos that even now whispered in his head that was the one he could actually understand. Whoever they were he knew that they were constantly talking bout him, watching him, just waiting for him to...

No. He really had no time to harbor such thoughts, especially not right now. Howahkan lifted his head and indicated in the general direction he had come from. "I am simply a traveler looking for a home. I left my herd some time ago and have been wandering ever since. I had heard tellings of a prosperous land in this direction and wanted to see it for myself, though I may have been less prepared than I should have been for the hot summer wasteland."

Sure that was about the nicest way imaginable of describing his departure from his homeland, but he certainly wasn't going to straight out admit that his herd had exiled him for his mental instability.
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Post by Gaeva Winged Unicorn » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:08 am

Well wasn't that interesting, a unicorn stranger looking for a home. That certainly beat the occasional two legger doing the same for sure. Gaeva's smile brightened and she relaxed her stance. Though Howahkan still seemed a little tense and distracted she attributed this to his stressful journey and new surroundings, nothing to be worried about.

"I know the feeling very well, I too left my herd many years ago. I wasn't looking for a home at the time, but that's what I found here anyway. And yes, I suppose prosperous would be a good way to describe these lands, there are a lot of resources to be found, and very few others to share them with." Which was very handy, yet could be lonely as well. It was a remote area though, and required some determination to get here. That combined with the huge area the forest and mountains covered it was possible not to talk to anyone else for quite some days. A new neighbor would be nice.

She turned to walk deeper into the forest, motioning for him to follow with her head, "Considering your journey through the wastelands and this day most likely to become hotter and hotter I recommend we head a little deeper into the forest for more shade. There is plenty of water and food..." she glanced at the berries, "...better food to be found further up ahead as well."
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Post by Norvilion » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:58 am

The unicorn hesitated for just a moment before following as he assessed his priorities. First off he'd have to note the location of the bush for later, though there was a good chance that these woods were prosperous enough to have many such bushes. Thirst was definitely his number one need at the moment now that relative peace had been acquired. Right after that was definitely hunger. Berries were good for sating both those a little bit, but didn't provide nearly enough to grant him a full recovery.

After those two were taken care of he'd have to think about locating a usable shelter. For now he'd probably be perfectly fine just wandering the woods and fields, but it would be a lot more comfortable to have a place to hide from the sun, or storms whenever they appeared. He'd seen mountains in the distance, perhaps he could climb to the top of one of those and get a good view of the territory.

He didn't want to wait too long in thoughts however and followed after the unicorn, glancing back at the area to get a good idea of what the surroundings looked like.

"Thank you for going out of your way like this. I definitely could go for a good drink about now. " he commented with gratitude as he followed along, "And as good as those berries were I can't wait to see what your home has to provide."

She was probably referring to the wild grasses, which honestly was what he needed at a time like this, but other possibilities passed by his mind as he listed them almost silently aloud while they walked. "Wonder if there are any fruit trees. Perhaps a spot where we can find honey or a patch of sugar beets. Even better if there's a village with actual candy here somewhere."

While he was pondering these possibilities in a muffled voice to himself he also absentmindedly wondered what the story of his hostess and her land was. Had she been here for long? Were there others of their kind within these woods? The thought of suddenly finding himself in a community appealed to him and scared him at the same time. He just had to keep up a proper diet and surely he wouldn't have a repeat of his homelands.
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Post by Gaeva Winged Unicorn » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:12 pm

Ah good, for a moment Gaeva thought he wouldn't have wanted to leave those berries. Not that he had to follow her, but if she could do anything to increase the appeal of this place to increase the non-two legged population then that would be a great victory. Which was her reason for "going out of her way" as he put it. She glanced up, she'd been meaning to go flying, but it's not like she still had the rest of the day for that.

He didn't mention his herd again, even though she had mentioned hers as well. That told her enough not to broach that subject again, something she didn't mind at all. She listened to his murmurs, wondering if he was talking to himself or just listing his preferred nourishments in the hopes she would take him there. At the mention of a village her ears went straight back for a moment, but she didn't react in any other way.

"There are many fruit trees here," she finally offered, deciding it didn't matter who he had been talking to as they still had some walking to do, "Some carrying fruits I can't identify, but have found to be incredibly tasty. I'm not sure what sugar beets are, but there are several roots that taste very sweet. My personal favourite would be the kind that grows thin reddish leaves." She looked around, "I actually don't think that kind grows around here, but further in, where the trees grow tall there are many to be found." She looked back at Howahkan then, quickly contemplating whether his usual diet was the same as hers, "The best grass can be found up north. There lies a vast stretch of hilly land where long grasses grow. They are delicious, seriously. Just be aware that the open land offers little to no cover to hide. But it would take us a few hours to go there so I suggest you check it out some other time, there is still plenty of other foods around here."

After a few moments she motioned towards a large grey boulder covered in moss, "See that moss over there? It tastes kind of plain, but is strangely filling. During wintertime it is a great food source though. And when harvested and left to dry it keeps the same properties. It's a strange little moss, but very useful, and plentiful, grows like a weed." The last bit had been a mumble more to herself, but still audible.

By now the sound of flowing water could be heard in the distance and Gaeva did not say much as they headed towards it. Finally a small but fast flowing creek could be seen between the trees, the water shallow and clattering over many smooth worn stones. "Closest water source, but there is water everywhere, big and small," Gaeva indicated. She then pointed towards some vine like plants on the other side of the water, growing soft pink globes the size of a small melon. "Those are very good, very sweet and moist, almost better for thirst that the water!" The last bit had been a joke, but only barely, it was impossible to eat one without getting its juices all over your face. "And if you go this same distance in that direction," she motioned with her nose, "There are a few wild apple trees. Well, more than a few, but they're a little scattered about, not hard to find though." Thinking about it and saying it out loud made Gaeva realize just what a variety there was. She figured she better stop now though, there was too much to tell Howahkan about anyway, and it really wouldn't be hard to find. Between the fruits, grass and water he should be set for a while.
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Post by Norvilion » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:29 pm

Howahkan hung on every word Gaeva spoke describing the lands. More and more it was sounding like the rumors he had heard had slightly missed their mark. This was even nicer of a land than he had been led to believe. Apparently there were plenty of options for keeping his mind at ease, even here near the water, which was plentiful through the region. There was even an edible plant which could make wintertime bearable! He doubted there would be as much fruit during those months, but he'd have to figure out that problem when he came to it.

"I'll definitely have to check out the northern hills sometime." he commented as he leaned down to drink from the clear stream, eyeing the pink fruit covetously. The unicorn's heart sped up a little at the thought of trying a fruit he hadn't even seen before, wondering just how sweet it really was. Still, the rational side of him knew it would be better to fill up on water and grass before he let himself indulge again.

That and there was something in Gaeva's last statement that brought up a point he hadn't even considered before. "You said they don't provide much cover though. Does that mean that there is a problem with predators around here?"

There was a small degree of nervousness in his voice, but not much more than you might expect from the question. He'd had to deal with predators before in his old homelands, but usually there were plenty of others to help defend each other. It would make sense for there to be predators though, this place was an herbivore's dream. As much as part of him knew it would be best to keep to himself in light of what happened with his last herd he might have to make a point to keep as many friends as he could.
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Post by Gaeva Winged Unicorn » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:34 am

Gaeva stood a little behind Howahkan, her tail lazily swishing from side to side. She'd already filled up on water before she ran into him, so felt no need to drink even more now. She also wasn't hungry, but after her little list of edibles around here she was feeling a bit peckish anyway. And those fruits were right there on the other side of the shallow little creek... Oh well, one fruit wouldn't hurt, she could still fly without problem with a stomach full of water and fruit juice!

She walked around Howahkan as he asked his question, making sure to step into the creek downstream from him so as not to get any mud she kicked up streaming straight into his mouth as he drank, and walked the few steps to the other side. Gaeva heard the slight change of tone in his voice and understood his concern. She didn't answer right away as she wanted to phrase her reply properly though. Stopping by the plants growing close to the ground she reached down and pulled a pink globe free with little to no effort. She carried it back to the edge of the the creek, but didn't cross the water back to Howahkan's side. Instead she put the fruit down and took a bite through the rubbery outer shell of the fruit to reveal a yellow inside, and looked back at the other unicorn, "It's not exactly a problem," she said with her mouth full, then waited till she swallowed before continuing, "There are definitely predators around here, some wolves, felines, dragons, underground worms and others. But overall, there aren't many of them, and most prefer to go after easy prey, like the deer or rabbits. If you're a unicorn most will leave you alone. Most. But not all." She took another bite and waited until she swallowed again to continue, "That's the real problem. It's easy to get comfortable and feel safe, you let your guard down because nothing ever happens, you're alone there most of the time anyway, then suddenly a terror of a dragon decides you would make a good snack and you have to run for your life!" Or fly, but she was being considerate.

"Then when you get away you're careful again, keeping an eye on your surroundings, making sure you know what is going on around you. Then time goes by, nothing happens, the few predators you do encounter choose easier prey over you and you become careless again, it just happens. And then bam! Hydra trying to eat your intestines!"

She took another bite, but didn't wait this time to continue and juice flowed along her chin, "So yes and no, there is no predator problem, there aren't enough of them for that. It's the exceptions that show up when you have your guard down that are the problem." And with that she finished off the rest of the pink and yellow globe. She'd have to wash her muzzle in the water next if she didn't want to attract a bunch of insects though.
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Post by Norvilion » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:14 pm

By the time the lavendar unicorn had returned with her fruit Howahkan had finally drunk his fill, or at least enough that he didn't feel like he was going to keel over anymore. He listened intently to the explanation, though was sorely distracted by the delicious looking fruit. Surely just one wouldn't hurt as a snack before finding some grazing ground.

"Dragons and hydras?" he inquired as he crossed the stream and slowly made his way to the fruits. There was still a little nervousness in his voice, but not as much as there had been before. As long as there wasn't a constant problem he was sure he could get away if anything went awry- especially in the wide open planes where he could just retreat in a straight line if he needed. "I can't say I've ever encountered either of those kinds of creatures, but they don't sound entirely pleasant."

After carefully plucking a pink fruit he held it in his mouth for a moment. Tempting as it was to eat it all then and there it would probably be better to go back to the stream again- especially now that he had seen how juicy it was. Thus the brown and white unicorn carried his snack a little ways back, slightly behind Gaeva, and took a big bite.

Immediately the sugar and juice went to his head. This still wasn't quite as powerful as candy but it was certainly better than just about any other kind of fruit he had eaten before. The world seemed to disappear as Howahkan shut his eyes, savoring the flavor and sweet scent. Unfortunately he may have been focusing a little too much as for a moment or two he forgot to keep his feet on the ground.

By the time he had realized it he was leaning at an angle sideways and a short distance off the ground. The surprise was enough to kick him out of the trance as he quickly righted himself in the air and landed back on the ground with a soft thud, uncertain if the other had seen him. It probably wouldn't be too bad if she had, just a bit embarassing that he'd lost concentration like that.
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Re: Howahkan

Post by Gaeva Winged Unicorn » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:13 pm

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"I suppose everything comes in all shapes and sizes, even hydras and dragons. Some of em are alright, some of em are not."

As Howahkan passed her towards the fruits Gaeva walked forwards herself to wash off the remaining juices she couldn't reach with her tongue in the flowing water. Which was most of her muzzle and part of her throat apparently. She took a couple of steps into the water to reach a little bit deeper. A satisfied flick of her tail indicated she was done and happy with the result. She started to turn back around towards the other unicorn, "Those are the ones whose species I recognize of course, there are...others..." She blinked at the sight of the askew unicorn. That was...wrong? She blinked repeatedly and looked back in front of her again, questioning her sight. Was he leaning into thin air? In midair? She blinked a couple more times.

The mare glanced back again, and found herself making eye contact with a unicorn standing perfectly normal, eating normally.

The fruit had never done that to her before!!

"I uh," she glanced around quickly, half expecting to see levitating trees but seeing none, "I mean, some beings you just can't place. So uh, yeah." She had absolutely no idea where she'd been going with that train of thought. Everything seemed back to normal. Had she hallucinated?

"I thought...I thought I saw you floating...for a moment." She looked at the fruits, "I think they're safe...that's never happened before." And right after recommending them to a stranger too!
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