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Ground Work - Enceladus and Colette
One thing was for sure, Enceladus only did what she wanted to do.  Where Colette had been lucky, however, was that her stryx was very much amenable to obeying her orders. It was almost like a game, a social exchange where the two mutually benefitted from each other’s cooperation. What Enceladus was getting out of it all, Colette was not entirely sure. Companionship, perhaps? She was a mature, domesticated dragon for sure, and was very much used to human interaction. It was just strange, because before she had owned a stryx she would have likened them to horses. Said beasts typically avoided work, and would ultimately find creative ways not to have to expend energy. It took a very rare horse indeed to have an eagerness to perform. 
Stryx on the other hand… Colette was finding out that they were highly intelligent creatures, with a penchant for combining work with play, and allowing each interaction to become a bonding experience. Enceladus in particular seemed to f
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Training - Confidence
Colette had spent so little of her childhood on her father’s estate that it hardly felt like home. Trees that she had thought she’d remembered were strangely absent, and the shimmering creeks had rerouted or completely dried up. She blamed much of it on the imperfect memory of a young child, twisted and warped by time and imagination.
The cause of some of this change of landscape though, was obvious in the deep muddy furrows left behind where flowering hedges once flourished. Hogs the size of horses, some terrifying amalgamation of nature magic and feral pig, had been slowly encroaching on the sizeable territory. Frowning, one hand went to her hip only to find it empty. Perhaps it wasn’t so smart for her to travel the grounds unarmed.
A grating call echoed down from the sky, feathers of white and shades of golden brown catching the sunlight as the large corva circled lazily down to land. Colette watched as it choosily flew past the huge furrows of mud, backwinging wit
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Trust Training- Colette and Enceladus
A First Attempt
Colette was a woman who had no issue with facing the enemy. Sword in hand, she had confronted unwinnable scenarios only to come out victorious for queen and country. Why was it then, that a supposedly friendly, feathered dragon gave her pause?
“It’s just like raising a hatchling, just… harder” The salesman had assured her, seemingly unfazed by the sound of the large beast pacing heavily inside the transport wagon. Though they were rather light in respect for their size, the sturdy structure shifted and swayed as the corva marched from one side to the other, eager to be set free.
That first attempted meeting hadn’t went well. As soon as the wagon’s door had been opened, the antsy creature surged forward and practically knocked Colette to the ground, taking off inside the freshly constructed eyrie to find a perch some thirty feet above their heads. Well, that was how Colette played it back in her mind. In reality she had practica
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One thing was for sure, Enceladus only did what she wanted to do.  Where Colette had been lucky, however, was that her stryx was very much amenable to obeying her orders. It was almost like a game, a social exchange where the two mutually benefitted from each other’s cooperation. What Enceladus was getting out of it all, Colette was not entirely sure. Companionship, perhaps? She was a mature, domesticated dragon for sure, and was very much used to human interaction. It was just strange, because before she had owned a stryx she would have likened them to horses. Said beasts typically avoided work, and would ultimately find creative ways not to have to expend energy. It took a very rare horse indeed to have an eagerness to perform. 

Stryx on the other hand… Colette was finding out that they were highly intelligent creatures, with a penchant for combining work with play, and allowing each interaction to become a bonding experience. Enceladus in particular seemed to find a keen amusement in Colette’s attempts to train her, so much so that she often felt that she was the one being trained instead. Today would be no different, as she stood on the ground at the bottom of a hill, whistle between her lips and a booklet in her hand. Oh sure she had studied the commonly used whistle commands, along with the accompanying hand motions. However, it had never hurt to be prepared. Double checking her notes one last time, she let out one quick whistle and thrust her fist into the air. 

Enceladus answered with her sharp, grating call before taking off into the sky, gaining height with each beat of her wings. Up, up, Enceladus rose until she could no doubt see the entire expanse of Colette’s land before beginning to turn in a lazy, wide circle. No doubt she’d found a comfortable little air current to coast off of. Colette was thrilled. It worked! And so easily, too! It was a terribly good thing for sure, considering her inexperience with stryx. She wasn’t sure what she would have done if she’d had to train a fledgeling. For al that she’d been unsure about gaining a fully grown stryx before, now she saw just how wonderful of a boon it was. 

The corva ‘caw’ed from above as if to ask ‘what now?’, and Colette couldn’t help but laugh. Oh, right. The woman smiled broadly, unable to wipe the expression off of her normally stoic face. What a blessing, this dragon was. She glanced back down at her book and blew out two sharp notes, folding both arms out in a signal to land.  The small form in the sky rapidly became bigger as the corva made a sharp descent, and Colette’s face went from smiling to concerned, and finally surprise as she took several steps back to avoid being landed on. 

Enceladus let out a crackling noise that she’d swear was almost laughter before backinging a few feet away, flaring up her feathers and wings in a mock-display of aggression. Oh, that little trick had taken a few times to get used to, but after seeing what the dragon looked like when she was -really- mad (Thanks to the hot bloodedness that had seemed to strike all stryx in the spring), it was laughably easy to tell when Enceladus was merely playing. 

“Beast!” Colette shouted out with accusation, grabbing the end of the Corva’s beak. Enceladus fiercely ‘fought’ back for a few moments before finally boring of the play, lowering her head to be preened by her favorite human. 

“Oh, what trauma you put me through, ‘Cel.” The woman clucked her tongue, idly running her fingers through the corva’s headfeathers to find a few lingering pinfeathers and pick the keratinous coverings away. “Is that why you keep me around, so you have someone to groom you? Quite surprising considering how bad I am at it— hey!”

Colette grimaced as Enceladus attempted to reciprocate, running her teeth and tongue through her blonde locks and snaring it up into a jumbled mess. It was still a somewhat disconcerting experience, being groomed by a stryx… especially since it often involved having nearly her entire head encased in a dragon’s mouth as it ran a raspy tongue over her scalp. Perhaps she needed more fellow stryx to interact with so that she wasn’t the sole recipient of such affections. 

“Yes, yes.. I love you too, but you are not a hair brush.”  Colette assured the stryx, resuming her scritches more aggressively to distract the dragon from her grooming attempts. Luckily, it worked, and Colette reminded herself to actually tie her hair back in future training sessions. 

“Alright, alright you. Let’s get back to work. There is an entire booklet on these signals and we haven’t gotten through even half yet...”

“Madame!” 

With a sigh, she turned around to see her steward coming over the hill. “Yes, is everything alright?”

“Oh, yes, Madame. I just wished to inform you that it’s lunch time, and that your order for a saddle has finally come in.”

Right. That.  Colette’s mouth rather suddenly ran dry at the thought. She’d been putting off actually getting on the stryx’s back for months now, doing just about every manner of groundwork and getting to know her new companion before taking to the air. It wasn’t that she wasn’t coming to trust Enceladus, but rather that stryx had a habit flying quite… high up in the air. Impossibly high, really. She didn’t even like being on the solid deck of an airship. Being astride a bouncing, flitting, -tilting- dragon. Oh, goodness. She really wasn’t hungry for lunch at all. 

“I ah.. thank you, for letting me know. We should be done here in an hour or so.” She nodded to the steward, hoping that her face didn’t look too terribly green and turned back to the corva that was watching her curiously. Giving a wan smile, she pushed down the bubble of fear festering in her stomach, not wanting her dragon to pick up on her unease.

“Right then, next step is directional signals..”

Ground Work - Enceladus and Colette
Just a little writing blurb before Colette and Enceladus finally commit to flying together for the first time. 

Enceladus 2317 by EyeOfGalyx

Personal work: +1
Rider: +2
1022 words: +5
Total = 8


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What you are getting
At absolute minimum you are getting a written entry for the first blood brawl, against one of my stryx. This gives you the chance to win against my bird and get a pet, a background, or baubles. Even if your stryx loses, you typically get some sort of consolation prize. You also get a nice 11AP that will go towards the bird that is in the story. 


The Tiers Offered
Tier 1:  5 USD or a rough equivalent slot offer or geno
  • One edit pass after showing it to you
  • One Thousand words
  • 11AP 

Tier 2: 10 USD  or a rough equivalent slot offer or geno

  • Up to three edit passes to get the characters how you’d like them. 
  • Word Count: 1,400
  • Will include one extra stryx, or other ARPG creature.
  • 13 AP minimum 

Tier 3: 20 USD  or a rough equivalent slot offer or geno

  • Up to three edit passes to get the characters right
  • Word Count: 2,000
  • Will include two extra stryx, or other ARPG creatures


Things I'm looking for by order of preference

  • USD (preferred)
  • Slots or genos
  • Baubles or points
  • Tribute art
  • Other offers

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The Info I Need:

(Repeat the stryx and rider form as needed)
Stryx:
Personality: (if different or more in depth from what is written)
Rider ref:
Personality:

Plot: You can give a basic rundown of how the fight is initiated and the basic reactions your character may have. 
Tone: Serious, playful, etc
Setting: Where does this take place?
Preferences for which rider and stryx I use: 
Any other details:


My Stryx and Riders:

Owned DracostryxDomesticated Birds

Pan - (Casual, humorous storyline. Can have moments of more serious story)
Rider- Human woman named Mae 

Hortensia
Rider- A manticore named Michael/Mikael. Either posh and proper or snarky and sarcastic depending on the 'universe' Can be either serious 

Bonnet (EOG/ 1/5)
Rider- A Harpy named Alex. Sweet and friendly unlike her aloof bird, but is ready to get tough if need be.

Enceladus
Rider: Colette. Tall, fit, curly blonde hair with grey eyes. Soldier, afraid of heights. More serious character with a few humorous moments. Inherited her older, mature bird and is still learning to be a good stryx owner and rider.

Moe - No rider assigned yet. Very derpy, silly bird. 

Archibald - No rider assigned. BFF of Moe.

Double Trouble!
If you thought Larena was scary, then you haven't seen her very protective aurora mate who's twice her size.
Sinbad 7255 by EyeOfGalyx

Full Body: 1
Color: 2
Shade: 1
Background: 2
Biorhythm: 1
Total: 7

Vespera 7063 by EyeOfGalyx

Heashot: .5
Color: 1
Shade: .5
Background: 2
Personal Art: 1
Total: 5


28/25 AP Payment for flightier 
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Wrong Tree!
Sinbad 7255 by EyeOfGalyx

Sinbad:
Full Body: 1
Colored: 2
Shaded: 1
Background: 2
Biorhythm: 1
Extra Stryx: 2
Total: 9

Larena: 
Full Body: 1
Colored: 2
Shaded: 1
Background: 2
Extra Stryx: 2
Personal Art: 1
Total: 9


21/25 AP Payment for flightier 
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Sinbad1
Sinbad 7255 by EyeOfGalyx

Sinbad:
Full Body: 1
Colored: 2
Shaded: 1
Background: 2
Biorhythm: 1

Total: 7

12/25 AP Payment for flightier 
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Brandy Manley
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What you are getting
At absolute minimum you are getting a written entry for the first blood brawl, against one of my stryx. This gives you the chance to win against my bird and get a pet, a background, or baubles. Even if your stryx loses, you typically get some sort of consolation prize. You also get a nice 11AP that will go towards the bird that is in the story. 


The Tiers Offered
Tier 1:  5 USD or a rough equivalent slot offer or geno
  • One edit pass after showing it to you
  • One Thousand words
  • 11AP 

Tier 2: 10 USD  or a rough equivalent slot offer or geno

  • Up to three edit passes to get the characters how you’d like them. 
  • Word Count: 1,400
  • Will include one extra stryx, or other ARPG creature.
  • 13 AP minimum 

Tier 3: 20 USD  or a rough equivalent slot offer or geno

  • Up to three edit passes to get the characters right
  • Word Count: 2,000
  • Will include two extra stryx, or other ARPG creatures


Things I'm looking for by order of preference

  • USD (preferred)
  • Slots or genos
  • Baubles or points
  • Tribute art
  • Other offers

________________________
The Info I Need:

(Repeat the stryx and rider form as needed)
Stryx:
Personality: (if different or more in depth from what is written)
Rider ref:
Personality:

Plot: You can give a basic rundown of how the fight is initiated and the basic reactions your character may have. 
Tone: Serious, playful, etc
Setting: Where does this take place?
Preferences for which rider and stryx I use: 
Any other details:


My Stryx and Riders:

Owned DracostryxDomesticated Birds

Pan - (Casual, humorous storyline. Can have moments of more serious story)
Rider- Human woman named Mae 

Hortensia
Rider- A manticore named Michael/Mikael. Either posh and proper or snarky and sarcastic depending on the 'universe' Can be either serious 

Bonnet (EOG/ 1/5)
Rider- A Harpy named Alex. Sweet and friendly unlike her aloof bird, but is ready to get tough if need be.

Enceladus
Rider: Colette. Tall, fit, curly blonde hair with grey eyes. Soldier, afraid of heights. More serious character with a few humorous moments. Inherited her older, mature bird and is still learning to be a good stryx owner and rider.

Moe - No rider assigned yet. Very derpy, silly bird. 

Archibald - No rider assigned. BFF of Moe.

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Hey! Nako! Can I call you that, new watcher? Or, really, I'm watching you. Wotcher, Nako!
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Heya brandy! Its me robert Schock lol. Check out my new art that I have been working on. I have gotten a lot better than when we were in high school lol
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