Monday, September 19, 2011

The Adventure Continues

The day started off with a sad death. One of my most favorite norns passed away from unknown causes. I'm most likely suspecting anorexia. So many norns in the world become distracted or obsessed with other things and neglect their hunger, or they simply forget how to eat! "No, looking at the food does not mean you are eating it..". Aldoril lived an average lifespan which is long enough to experience many things and have many good chances to pass his genetics on through offspring so i'm not too torn up about it. Rest in peace Aldoril!
Meanwhile in the desert Andil and his buddy continue to enjoy the sunflower seeds and bongo drums beneath the dead tree, even while an unusual cold front dips the temperature cold enough to create snow! I never thought the temperature in a desert would dip in to the teens, is this normal?

I returned to the tree house to watch over the norns there and make sure nobody was getting into any trouble when I spotted trouble indeed! They had filled the lift to it's capacity! I couldn't help but chuckle at how it looked with everyone crammed in there, there was no room left for anyone to move! A couple norns didn't like it at all and you can see it in their cute sad faces. The lift was so packed that norns were hanging out both sides! They rode it up and down a couple of times before I stopped them and split them up. Sharing is good, but sometimes you can share too much!

Anruin remains in the scaffoldings above the swamp and i'm not sure if he knows how to get down. I showed him the lift and asked him to use it a couple of times. Once he pushed the lift and was carried by it down to the next lowest level. I cheered happily when he had followed my instructions! But after a few seconds of looking around he just rode the lift right back up to the very top. It's apparent Anruin isn't happy up there, yet he insists on staying. I'm not one to force my norns to do what they don't want to (most of the time) so I just let him be. He has a full pot of honey with him so he won't starve, and he likes it very much! He's always sipping on it. I make sure to check on him once in a while to see if the pot needs refilling.
I watched Arethan explore a little bit in the tubes decorating the treehouse. He likes to look at the flowers that produce the fruits there. So far he hasn't strayed beyond the tubes. Arethan prefers to play it safe and stay close to home.

A little while later I found him sitting in a high up area of the treehouse looking out accross the waterfall. He was expressing a very far away look in his face as he was dreaming of other things. I had to wonder where his mind was taking him. Perhaps dreaming of far off lands? Or maybe of having the courage to travel to those far off lands? Maybe he was wondering where Andil and his friend are.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Another Milestone For Nyrn

Anis, Anel (With the predator norn body) and Aren travel to the upper levels of the tree house where there is to be rumored a great deal of adventure. Wanting to get in on this themselves, they go to explore this said "adventure". Norns have gone here before, one never returned. The other returned with tales of sights no norn has seen before! While Anel looks a little worried, he's sticking with his friends who seem confident and eager!
The three norns stayed in the treehouse for quite a while, perhaps discussing among themselves the best direction to go. When I returned I found Anel and Aren had decided to go one way, and Anis another. Apparently they could not come up with one decision between them, so split up. Aren and Anel found themselves pushing the teleporter in the very top level of the tree house and transported into the edge of a vast desert! The air was much warmer here. It is currently winter in Nyrn and the Nyrn forest varies with very low temperatures with the occasional shivering norn. Up here in the desert though, they didn't have to worry about shivers at all! Anel was fascinated with a new type of seed that he had never seen before! Sunflower seeds!
While Anel explored the sunflower seeds Aren walked right past him to the big drums at the end of the dock. He'd never seen drums before and was very excited to get to play with them! I helped show them to him a little by hitting the drums some myself. He was very happy!

A small storm began to roll through with a small amount of rain. The two boys curled up together in the safety and shelter of the dead tree with the sunflower to wait out the storm. In spite of the bad weather they seemed to be enjoying themselves quite a bit! I must admit it is adorable to see them curled up together so much. Aren even found enough comfort with the situation to fall into a peaceful sleep.
I went to check on Anis to see what she was getting in to only to find she had decided on another direction, a different adventure. She'd decided to take the left most tube in stead of the teleporter that Anel and Aren had chosen. Her decision was rewarded with new plants and a new space she'd never seen before! Like a biologist she looked at the new plants with great interest!
Walking even further west brought her to a small glass container within which grew a new type of food and some mushrooms. I pushed the dispenser, showing her just what foods these were. She ate them quite happily and found them to be very tastey! She ate many while they were there, and then dropped the stems on the ground to grow new ones. Anis learned how to garden! I myself don't know the names or anything about these particular foods though.
Anis turned to look at me and smile big as if saying thank you for being with me, or perhaps for showing her the purple foods, or maybe she just liked the mushrooms. Either way, her smile was adorable for such a young norn on an adventure.

Quick check on Aren found he had gained the courage to wander further out in to the scorching desert. As I mentioned earlier the desert wasn't SO scorching since it's winter, but it is still pretty hot. He found a small patch of mushrooms growing there, which provide a good source of fruity nutrition. There were some stray cactus seeds as well. These are seeds he's never seen before, and so eagerly picked them up to look at them and examine them. Also, a lone honey pot rests near by. He must have decided walking in to the desert without food would be a bad idea and decided to bring it along. What a smart norn.
I returned to Anis and found her patch of purple food had grown to adulthood successfully. Anis is now considered a full fledged gardener. She has the ability to farm food! We all know how easy it is since the food grows it's self, but don't tell her that!

There has been one new birth in Nyrn. Meet Arethan the son of Fiken and Andil.

Current norn population: 18