Silver Hills Zoo.   Posted by The Editor.Group: 0
The Editor
 GM, 327 posts
Thu 10 Dec 2015
at 07:06
Silver Hills Zoo
Soon you were at the zoo, there was a rather large and very loud family in front of you in line.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 618 posts
Thu 10 Dec 2015
at 08:24
Silver Hills Zoo
Xavier tried to wait patiently in line.  There wasn't much that he could do to get them moving faster.  (Well, taking his girlfriend's hand in his, of course.  That was a given.)
The Editor
 GM, 328 posts
Thu 10 Dec 2015
at 20:02
Silver Hills Zoo
The line eventually gets moving and you're able to buy tickets without any problem. Once inside, you're in a small concession area, with a map of the zoo in the middle. The closest habitats are the pandas one way and the elephants the other.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 619 posts
Thu 10 Dec 2015
at 21:59
Silver Hills Zoo
"So, elephants or pandas?" asked Xavier.  "The classic question-- smart or cute?"
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 249 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 07:24
Silver Hills Zoo
"I didn't know pandas were that smart," Patricia said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 620 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 08:19
Silver Hills Zoo
Xavier laughed.  "Sounds like a strong vote for elephants, then," he said.  "Let's go take a look!"
The Editor
 GM, 329 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 09:42
Silver Hills Zoo
When you arrive at the habitat, it seems the trainers were feeding the elephants whole watermelons to the delight of the kids watching.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 621 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 10:00
Silver Hills Zoo
"Hey, cool," said Xavier.  "Good timing, huh?"
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 250 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 20:24
Silver Hills Zoo
"Yep," Patricia said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 622 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 21:55
Silver Hills Zoo
"It's still crazy how smart they are," said Xavier.  "They really do have long memories, too."
The Editor
 GM, 330 posts
Sat 12 Dec 2015
at 09:13
Silver Hills Zoo
As if answer to your statement, a small chunk of watermelon came flying and hit you in the side of the head. You hear children laughing.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 623 posts
Sat 12 Dec 2015
at 11:23
Silver Hills Zoo
Xavier sighed, and he wiped off the side of his face.  And looked around to see who'd done it.
The Editor
 GM, 331 posts
Mon 14 Dec 2015
at 02:00
Silver Hills Zoo
You see a baby elephant waving his trunk at you.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 624 posts
Mon 14 Dec 2015
at 07:38
Silver Hills Zoo
Xavier sighed, and waved back at the elephant.

"Kids," he said.  "What can you do?"
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 251 posts
Tue 15 Dec 2015
at 02:48
Silver Hills Zoo
Patricia giggled.

"I guess kids just love you."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 625 posts
Wed 16 Dec 2015
at 09:30
Silver Hills Zoo
"Love throwing things at my head, anyway," sighed Xavier.  "...which fits my little sisters, too."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 252 posts
Wed 16 Dec 2015
at 20:38
Silver Hills Zoo
Patricia took some tissues out of the messenger bag she was carrying and helped clean you off.

"Poor Xavier..."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 626 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2015
at 07:49
Silver Hills Zoo
"Oh, well," said Xavier.  "I get worse things on me way too often.  At least this won't smell nasty all day."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 253 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2015
at 08:18
Silver Hills Zoo
"Sure, but you'll probably attract flies and wasps," Patricia said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 627 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2015
at 09:39
Silver Hills Zoo
"Yeah, but it's just watermelon," said Xavier, wiping himself off.  "Could be worse. And to not tempt fate, maybe I won't go by the primate exhibit."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 254 posts
Fri 18 Dec 2015
at 04:11
Silver Hills Zoo
Patricia chuckled.

"Oh come on, don't be like that."

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 07:49, Sun 20 Dec 2015.

Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 628 posts
Fri 18 Dec 2015
at 10:33
Silver Hills Zoo
"Sure," said Xavier.  "So, where to next?"
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 255 posts
Sun 20 Dec 2015
at 07:49
Silver Hills Zoo
"Well, the primates are over that way," Patricia said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 629 posts
Mon 21 Dec 2015
at 08:32
Silver Hills Zoo
"...Ah, why not?" said Xavier.  "Let's go look at our cousins."
The Editor
 GM, 332 posts
Mon 21 Dec 2015
at 09:35
Silver Hills Zoo
After a short walk, you find yourself at the start of the primate exhibit. First up were the orangutans, which were busy climbing on a few trees and swinging on a tire swing.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 630 posts
Wed 23 Dec 2015
at 07:47
Silver Hills Zoo
"I heard these guys are really smart," said Xavier.  "Like, some of them get to be real escape artists, and stuff."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 256 posts
Thu 24 Dec 2015
at 08:56
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"It wouldn't surprise me," Patricia said. "Lots of animals are smarter than people think."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 631 posts
Mon 28 Dec 2015
at 06:30
Silver Hills Zoo
"I don't doubt it," said Xavier.  "So you never did the cat thing, right? Is the cat thing really a thing?  Or do people who are out a lot just like pet cats?"
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 257 posts
Wed 30 Dec 2015
at 03:34
Silver Hills Zoo
"I've never thought I needed a familiar," Patricia said. "If that's what you mean. I'd rather not risk them damaging the books."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 632 posts
Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 08:41
Silver Hills Zoo
"Can't train 'em out of it with magic, huh?" said Xavier.  "Figures."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 258 posts
Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 21:38
Silver Hills Zoo
"They have a mind of their own," Patricia said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 633 posts
Mon 4 Jan 2016
at 03:23
Silver Hills Zoo
"Yeah, that makes sense," said Xavier.  "I wonder where the idea comes from?"
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 259 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:22
Silver Hills Zoo
"Well, we do occasionally have one. Cats are cats, even if they are magically smarter," Patricia said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 634 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 07:09
Silver Hills Zoo
"I always wondered why wizards never seemed to have dogs for that," speculated Xavier.  "I guess they need more attention, though.  So you can't just ignore them while you study."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 260 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 07:56
Silver Hills Zoo
"I don't know, a dog that could talk would be interesting," Patricia said. "I'll have to consider that. It'd probably be better than a toad."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 635 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 05:05
Silver Hills Zoo
"What would you even use a pet toad for?" asked Xavier, rhetorically.  "I mean, a cat or a dog could probably be useful, at least."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 261 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 08:00
Silver Hills Zoo
"I don't know, it's tradition," Patricia said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 636 posts
Mon 11 Jan 2016
at 07:57
Silver Hills Zoo
"Huh," said Xavier.  "Well, maybe there's some big mystical reason or something."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 262 posts
Tue 12 Jan 2016
at 08:59
Silver Hills Zoo
"I have looked into it, but magic users can be a bit on the eccentric side," Patricia said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 637 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 08:30
Silver Hills Zoo
"Was that a warning?" Xavier chuckled.  "But you're the only one I've ever met.  I'll bet some of the others are really crazy."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 263 posts
Fri 15 Jan 2016
at 03:08
Silver Hills Zoo
Patricia gave to a slight smack on the shoulder.

"You had better be careful," she said with a chuckle. "But yes, some can be."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 638 posts
Mon 18 Jan 2016
at 03:10
Silver Hills Zoo
"I'd say something about it, but I can't point fingers," said Xavier.  "My dad was a mad scientist."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 264 posts
Mon 18 Jan 2016
at 05:59
Silver Hills Zoo
"How mad? Raging or slightly ticked off?" Patricia asked. "Uh...I'm sorry, that was in bad taste."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 639 posts
Mon 18 Jan 2016
at 07:35
Silver Hills Zoo
"Nah, it's cool," said Xavier.  "It's been long enough, you know?  He wasn't as bad as the worst ones.  I mean, he was acting out of a good impulse, you know?  But he had bad judgment for what was going to happen, and he really messed up the implementation of it."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 265 posts
Tue 19 Jan 2016
at 08:12
Silver Hills Zoo
"Good intentions and all that," Patricia said. "It seems to happen too often."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 640 posts
Fri 22 Jan 2016
at 03:39
Silver Hills Zoo
"Yeah, that's basically it," said Xavier.  "He thought he was saving the human race from extinction, and met one of those classic ironic fates."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 266 posts
Fri 22 Jan 2016
at 06:01
Silver Hills Zoo
"I guess it could have been worse, he could have started a militia or cult or something," Patricia said.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 22:48, Fri 22 Jan 2016.

Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 641 posts
Fri 22 Jan 2016
at 07:53
Silver Hills Zoo
"Oh, sure," said Xavier.  "And having powers is pretty cool, too.  But man, when he messed up, he really messed up."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 267 posts
Fri 22 Jan 2016
at 23:07
Silver Hills Zoo
Patricia put a hand on your shoulder and didn't say anything.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 642 posts
Sat 23 Jan 2016
at 23:07
Silver Hills Zoo
Xavier put a hand on hers.

"It's Ok," he said.  "Just how life is sometimes, you know?  So let's enjoy the good parts."
The Editor
 GM, 333 posts
Sun 24 Jan 2016
at 23:08
Silver Hills Zoo
Your phone began to ring.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 643 posts
Mon 25 Jan 2016
at 02:20
Silver Hills Zoo
"...aaand then there's the part where I answer the phone," sighed Xavier, doing just that.
Stardroid
 NPC, 53 posts
Mon 25 Jan 2016
at 02:59
Silver Hills Zoo
"Hello, friend," Stardroid said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 644 posts
Mon 25 Jan 2016
at 06:16
Silver Hills Zoo
"Oh, hey, SD," said Xavier.  "What's up?"
Stardroid
 NPC, 54 posts
Mon 25 Jan 2016
at 06:58
Silver Hills Zoo
"Nothing much, bro," Stardroid said. "I am working on learning slang in this language!"
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 645 posts
Mon 25 Jan 2016
at 08:01
Silver Hills Zoo
"That's good," said Xavier.  "Anything else going on?"
Stardroid
 NPC, 55 posts
Mon 25 Jan 2016
at 08:41
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"Nothing, mate," Stardroid said. "I was hoping to spend sometime with you and your bird."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 646 posts
Thu 28 Jan 2016
at 02:51
Silver Hills Zoo
"Okay," said Xavier.  "I'll just see what she says..."

He put Stardroid on hold.

"...So SD wants to hang out," he said.
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 268 posts
Thu 28 Jan 2016
at 03:33
Silver Hills Zoo
"I don't mind," Patricia said. "I'll let you decide"
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 647 posts
Thu 28 Jan 2016
at 05:38
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"Eh, if you're cool with it, I think it would do him some good to get out more," said Xavier.

"Sure thing," he said.  "We should probably meet you somewhere."
Stardroid
 NPC, 56 posts
Thu 28 Jan 2016
at 08:30
Silver Hills Zoo
"That is most excellent, dude," Stardroid said. "Where shall we hang out?"
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 648 posts
Mon 1 Feb 2016
at 08:22
Silver Hills Zoo
"Well, that gets complicated when we're in costume," said Xavier, "but why don't we go check out the mall or something?"
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 269 posts
Tue 2 Feb 2016
at 07:10
Silver Hills Zoo
"I could probably use a disguise spell on him," Patricia said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 649 posts
Wed 3 Feb 2016
at 09:50
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"That would help," Xavier admitted.  "If we did that, the Mall would be a good place for him to see what normal humans are like anyway, you know?"
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 270 posts
Thu 4 Feb 2016
at 01:57
Silver Hills Zoo
"Probably," Patricia said. "If we can find a place to ourselves, I can teleport us to the meeting place."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 650 posts
Thu 4 Feb 2016
at 06:07
Silver Hills Zoo
"Sounds good," said Xavier, and he looked around for a suitable place.
The Editor
 GM, 334 posts
Thu 4 Feb 2016
at 08:04
Silver Hills Zoo
The area around the nearby reptile exhibit looks pretty empty.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 651 posts
Wed 10 Feb 2016
at 01:29
Silver Hills Zoo
"Okay," said Carapace.  "Let's do this."
Spell Slinger
 NPC, 271 posts
Wed 10 Feb 2016
at 21:48
Silver Hills Zoo
With a few mumbled words and a wave of her hand....