Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fabulous Four

The lands of Nyrn have become quiet and though peaceful, very lonely. Just when the remaining three norns began to worry if they would be the last of their kind, from new lands comes a tiny tribe of four norns, strangers, seeking a new home.
Meet in order from left to right Alfonso, Corran, Fabi and Jago. Sorry they are a little difficult to spot amongst the vegitation. Alfonso is to the left of the lift button sleeping. The others are pretty easy to spot to the right of the button. All were welcomed with open arms by the remaining three norns!

Corran previously passed the all important IQ test and proved himself worthy of advancing. In spite of his Yautja genetics he is proving to be very gentle and has not slapped another norn. Of course, Corrans first response when arriving was to play with all of the wonderful toys! His eyes met the toys and his face lit up! Maybe they don't have toys where he came from? He reached out a spotted arm and pushed that toy across the ground causing it to make the shrill high pitched squealy sound that it does! Then he ran after it and repeated the action, taking joy in watching it spin and squeal!
"Fabi's line of norns have been bred for an incredibly strong immune system, they are even resistant to the ATP-Decoupler." Fabi, the adorable cat faced mer norn arrived and immediately clung to the norns that had arrived before him. I've not been able to figure out if the clinginess is due to a needy feeling, or fascination with other norns. I've found that Fabi likes to follow other norns around almost obsessively, with a cute smile on his face. He does everything from trying to eat them, to simply touching them. It doesn't seem to bother any of the other norns though, so I let him continue his odd behavior. He's just too cute to turn away anyway. His unusual physiology compared to the other norns doesn't seem to slow him down much either. While he takes a little longer to get from point A to point B with his tail, he does so enjoy the journey along the way!
Jago arrived and immediately ate some fruit filling up his belly, then became fascinated with the lifts. His first act was to walk to the nearest one, which happened to be in the treehouse, and begin riding the lift up and down, up and down. He doesn't particularly express any joy while doing this and it's all he seems interested in doing. All the while riding the lift his face presents a very serious look. Maybe he's hard at work... I can't help but wonder if this is how he tries to rid himself of boredom.
Alfonso.. The tiger bodied little off color norn. His attraction was also first to the toys. He also takes much joy in playing with them to the point that it takes up most of his time. His first toy to play with was the little walking and barking dog near the swamp lift. He walked as fast as his little legs could carry him with a big smile over to the dog, not even paying attention to any of the other norns around him.
Once all of the new norns were settled in and busying themselves with things, I decided to check on the other norns to see how they were doing. To my surprise I found Adairan away from his deathcap seeds! Even though his face looked none to happy, he had strayed from his hobby just long enough to go fruit picking. All of that research must be hard work. The fruits were just on the other side of the bridge where the other norns were. He picked and ate some fruits, giving the other norns just enough time to greet him.
I lost Adairan in the crowd for a couple of minutes and returned to him to find he'd aged to elder stage. It still amazes me how he can survive on such little food. Perhaps his genetics have adapted to do this from the harsh winters his relatives had gone through last winter. Even with his bones and body having aged he still presents a great interest in seeds. After he'd eaten a few fruits he'd stayed just long enough to look at a few of the harmless seeds scattered around the fruit plants.
Near the treehouse where Corran and Alfanso (the Fons?) were playing with their toys like they'd so loved doing ever since arriving, Jago had left his lift riding to join them. He'd watched them play nearby for so long that it had begun to look fun. Deciding to join in he strayed from his fun little lift and discovered the joy of the spinning top as well! For the first time his serious face changed with a brilliant smile. The Fons and Corran were happy to have another playmate too.
Checking on Fabi brought me to Easter. Little did I know that Fabi's norn stalking was beginning a little romance between him and easter. They had made their way to a cozy little area up above the swamp where nobody esle was, where they could be alone together. Fabi (Fabio? naah..) stared into Easters tiny eyes, and Easter gazed into Fabi's big kitten eyes. A few kisspops later and Easter became pregnant. Congratulations Fabi!
Once again Easter layed an egg as big as her and, exhausted from the excursion, layed down beside it to warm it and rest herself. Fabi is now a father. Unfortunately the egg would hatch to be a female so a picture won't be shown, but I can tell you that the little norn that hatched out was very unusual. She hatched with a great SNEEZE, followed by many others. She hasn't yet stopped sneezing, but I checked for bacteria or toxins and found none. It's a mystery why she sneezes. She also has a prominent limp, but a check up of her internal organs reveals nothing wrong or below 90%. Her legs are that of a mer norn, so when grown she'll probably develop a tail while having a tiny bunny body.
There has been a lot of lift hijacking ever since Jago arrived and he has hijacked many norns since then. Surprisingly Java has picked up his behavior a little bit and decided to ride the lift herself. She didn't enjoy it this time either, and I think she learned a lesson: Pushing the buttons yourself doesn't make it any more fun. Unfortunately little Alfonso here got hijacked in the process. I've been rescuing norns from lifts for quite a while and will continue to do so to prevent them from getting hurt. When norns get hijacked against their will what happens to them is the equivalent of getting banged around inside because they don't stand still.
Corran has found a buddy in Alfonso and they spend much time together forming a bromance while eCorran eats fruits and carrots. Corran looked up from his carrot picking to find a tiny bee buzz right in his face and look back at him before flying away. Ah, the weather is perfect here, the food is plentiful and the waterfall sprays a cooling mist. This is the life!
I returned after a few minutes of watching the other norns to find Corran was left by himself, but he didnt seem to care at all. He was still having so much fun playing with his spinny top in between meals of carrots and fruits. He didn't seem to want to even go and meet the other norns. I wonder if he will keep this solitary behavior when he gets older. If he does it will hurt his chances of passing on his genes.
An alarm went off on my panel and I checked to find it was Easter. Scrolling to her location I was worried to find that she was by the volcano door, where Adairan had been studying his seeds. She herself was looking at and playing with the seeds. Her lack of experience and knowledge, that Adairan has and she doesn't, worries me and I tried once, twice, thrice to pull her away by the hand. She only turned around and strutted right back to them with the same big smile. She was excited to find something new and interesting! I had to pick the seeds up by hand and toss them into the volcano. I hope Adairan won't be mad at me for throwing out his research Project when he finds them gone.

I leave this post with a mystery. By the swamp Adairan and Fabi romanced Java with a flurry of kisspopping. Try as I might I could not tell which norn it was comming from. The kisspopping produced a sky blue egg layed on the damp, musky ground by the swamp bridge. This is also Javas first egg, congratulations Java! You are now a mother! What will hatch out of the egg, a half mernorn, or a half chichi? Only time will tell. And will it finally be a boy!


  1. Just a little FYI, I checked the scripts for the deathcap seeds and it turns out they're inedible. So they might confuse the norns a little, but you don't have to worry about their eating them and then getting sick.

    Also, I couldn't help but laugh when you started calling Alfonso "The Fons." Granted, I never watched Happy Days, but the reference is amusing all the same.

  2. Thank you for telling me about the seeds. I feel better knowing they can't eat them and get sick from them. "The Fons" is what first popped into my head when you told me his name was Alfonso. :P I have a habbit of giving people nicknames and this will be his.