Tortoise mount

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Tortoise mounts were released at Rumor Woods in 2020 as the second installment of available mounts. Summoning items for tortoises are leads. Similar to horse mounts, there were three tiers released: common, uncommon, and rare.

Appearance

The giant tortoise stands about 2 feet high at the shell base. He/she has a small face with a flat beak, and large folds of smooth skin form his yellow neck. He has a domed shell with round scutes outlined in beige, and a thin tail peeks out from the base of his shell.

Common

Common mounts are the least expensive option when considering purchase. They are restricted to being just "giant tortoise", and are limited in alteration options that may be allowed through the Ostler.

Usage

Verb Who First Third
Arrival All <Mount> plods in.
Departure All <Mount> snorts and plods off into the distance.
APPRAISE All You look over <mount> and determine that <he/she> stands approximately <height> high at the shell base. You also notice that <he/she> has <shell> shell with <scutes> scutes <scute detail, if applicable>. (If applicable: <His/Her> head is retracted into <his/her> shell.) <Character> gives <mount> an appraising look.
ASK* All <Mount> gives you a strange look. <Mount> gives <character> a strange look.
ATTEND Owner, unmounted You attend to the lower edge of <mount's> <shell> shell, removing bits of dried mud and debris. <Character> attends to the lower edge of <mount's> <shell> shell, removing bits of dried mud and debris.
ATTEND Non-owner You move to attend to <mount>, but <he/she> side steps away from you. <Character> moves to attend to <mount>, but <he/she> side steps away from <him/her>.
ATTEND Mounted owner You attend to the <skin> skin covering your <mount's> neck, removing bits of dried mud and debris. <Character> attends to the <skin> skin covering <his/her> <mount's> neck, removing bits of dried mud and debris.
BEG* All You plead with <mount>. <Character> pleads with <mount>.
BOUNCE* All You bounce excitedly in front of <mount>. <Character> bounces excitedly in front of <mount>.
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FLIRT* All You flirt with <mount>. How odd. <Character> flirts with <mount>.
HUG* All, tortoise head out You hug <mount>. <Character> hugs <mount>.
HUG* Mounted owner, tortoise head out You lean forward and hug <mount's> neck. <Character> leans forward and hugs <mount's> neck.
KICK All That wouldn't be wise. N/A
KICK Mounted owner Holding tightly to <summoning item>, you lean forward and press your heels against the <mount's> shell. Well, that was fun but completely unproductive. <Character> grabs <summoning item> with both hands, leans forward, and presses <his/her> heels against <mount's> shell. Not much else happens.
KNOCK All, head not retracted You firmly knock on <mount's> shell, causing <him/her> to turn <his/her> head toward you to investigate. <Character> firmly knocks on <mount's> shell, causing <him/her> to turn <his/her> head toward <him/her> to investigate.
KNOCK Mounted owner, head not retracted You reach back and firmly knock on <mount's> shell, causing <him/her> to look around and investigate. <Character> reaches back and firmly knocks on <mount's> shell, causing <him/her> to look around and investigate.
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* Not on the original list for this mount type/tier.

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Uncommon

Uncommon mounts are the second most expensive option when considering purchase. They only have one noun available: cryptodira. They have a wider array of feature alterations at the Ostler. Their appearance is similar to the common tier.

Usage

Note: Only the verbs differing from the common tier will be included below.

Verb Who First Third
HUG Owner, unmounted, tortoise head out You wrap your arms around <mount's> neck and hug it tightly. In response, <he/she> tilts <his/her> head, opens <his/her> beak, and licks you with <his/her> nubby tongue. <Character> wraps <his/her> arms around <mount's> neck and hugs it tightly. In response, <he/she> tilts <his/her> head, opens <his/her> beak, and licks <him/her> with <his/her> nubby tongue.
HUG Non-owner, tortoise head out You wrap your arms around <mount's> neck, but <he/she> slowly retracts <his/her> head into <his/her> shell and hides. <Character> wraps <his/her> arms around <mount's> neck, but <he/she> slowly retracts <his/her> head into <his/her> shell and hides.
HUG Mounted owner, tortoise head out You wrap your arms around <mount's> neck and hug it tightly. In response, <he/she> bobs <his/her> head up and down. <Character> wraps <his/her> arms around <mount's> neck and hugs it tightly. In response, <he/she bobs <his/her> head up and down.
KISS Owner, unmounted You lightly stroke <mount's> <face> face, and <he/she> nuzzles your hand in response. Puckering your lips, you place a kiss on <his/her> <beak> beak. <Character> lightly strokes <mount's> <face> face, and <he/she> nuzzles <his/her> hand in response. <Character> puckers <his/her> lips and places a kiss on <his/her> <beak> beak.
KISS Non-owner Moving close to <mount's> head, you pucker your lips as if to plant a kiss near <his/her> <beak> beak, but <he/she> recoils from your advance and blinks slowly at you. Moving close to <mount's> head, <character> puckers <his/her> lips as if <he/she> intends to kiss <his/her> <beak> beak, but <he/she> recoils from <Character's> unwanted advance and blinks slowly at <him/her>.
KISS Mounted owner You tap your <summon prop> lightly against <mount's> neck and make a *tsk tsk tsk* sound with your tongue, urging your <mount> forward. <Character> taps <his/her> <summon prop> lightly against <mount's> neck and makes a *tsk tsk tsk* sound with <his/her> tongue, urging <his/her> <mount> forward.
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Rare

Rare mounts are the highest tier available for purchase and offer additional verbs unavailable at common or uncommon tiers. Rare mounts are also locked into their feature as the additional verbs are specialized to the design. They are only available during their initial run, and are discontinued in concurrent runs. For 2020, the rare tortoise mount was a thin-scaled olive green Megalochelys atlas.

Appearance

The Megalochelys atlas stands about 5 feet high at the shell base. He has a wrinkled face with a hooked beak, and large folds of thin-scaled skin form his olive green neck. He has a shield-skirted shell with peaked scutes surrounded by rough nodules, and a barely visible tail peeks out from the base of his shell.

Usage

Note: Only the verbs differing from the common and uncommon tiers will be included below.

Verb Who First Third
Departure All <Mount> languidly gazes about the area, <his/her> expression indecipherable as <he/she> nods once and then plods off into the distance.
LEAN Owner, standing Taking a few running steps, you attempt to mount <mount> from the side. You scramble a short way up <his/her> <shell> shell before you lose your grip and slide back down, landing on the ground in a heap. Taking a few running steps, <Character> attempts to mount <mount> from the side. <He/She> scrambles a short way up <his/her> <shell> shell before <he/she> loses <his/her> grip and slides back down, landing on the ground in a heap.
LEAN Owner, kneeling/sitting You move to sit directly in front of one of <mount's> massive forelegs and lean back against the sturdy, leathery pillar, stretching your arms above your head in a melodramatic yawn. <Character> moves to sit directly in front of one of <mount's> massive forelegs and leans back against it, stretching <his/her> arms above <his/her> head in a melodramatic yawn.
LEAN Non-owner, standing You lean casually against the <mount's> <shell> shell but are quickly rebuffed as <mount's> massive head swivels around and firmly nips at your backside. <Character> leans casually against the <mount's> <shell> shell but is quickly rebuffed as <mount's> massive head swivels around and firmly nips at <his/her> backside.
LEAN Non-owner, kneeling/sitting You move to sit directly in front of one of the <mount's> massive forelegs and lean back against the sturdy, leathery pillar. <Mount> sniffs at you briefly, and then sweeps <his/her> foreleg across the ground/floor, dragging you in the process. Ouch! <Character> moves to sit directly in front of one of the <mount's> massive forelegs and leans back against the sturdy, leathery pillar. <Mount> sniffs at <him/her> briefly, and then sweeps <his/her> foreleg across the ground/floor, dragging <him/her> in the process.
LEAN Mounted owner You lean exceedingly far to the left/right and cross your ankles beneath <mount's> neck to firmly secure your position. Impressive! <Character> leans exceedingly far to the left/right and crosses his/her ankles beneath <mount's> neck to firmly secure <his/her> position.
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Tortoise mount Information
Type Mechanical
Item Classification Creature
Item(s) Applied to
Alterable Yes
Light/Deep No
Original Release Venue Rumor Woods
Tiered Yes
Corresponding Item Scripts Summoning item
Restrictions Mounts can only be altered at the Ostler at Rumor Woods. They CANNOT be altered at merchants or through Sadie scrolls.
Item Verbs
APPRAISE ASK ATTEND BEG
BOUNCE FEED FLIRT HUG
KICK KISS KNOCK LEAN
POKE POSE PUSH SCRATCH
SHOUT SMOOCH SWOON THUMP
TICKLE TOUCH