Animal Companion grooming

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Animal Companion grooming is a delayed service for rangers only to alter their Animal Companions. A grooming allows the animal companion's default description to be replaced, a sleeping description to be added, and the base 15/15/15 description to be altered. There is a 511 character limit to the default, sleeping, and flying descriptions. This includes two (2) spaces after periods. Rangers must have an animal companion at the time of the win in order to make use of the service. Each of the four types of companions have a default description, seen by using DESCRIBE <COMPANION>.

Canine Default Description

base 15/15/15 description - a cloud wolf

The large canine is obviously closely related to his domestic cousins, but his vicious growl and the feral gleam in his intelligent eyes speak of his far wilder nature.  The cloud wolf is a dog of large size, with a body that is square, compactly built, muscular and powerful.  The fierce animal is elegant in appearance, of proud carriage, reflecting great nobility.  Almost three feet tall at the shoulders, the cloud wolf is among the wild's fiercest hunters.  A black-tipped cloud wolf would make a difficult opponent or a powerful friend.

Feline Default Description

base 15/15/15 description - a bearded cloudy grey panther

The sleek frame of a bearded cloudy grey panther complements the grace and ease of his movements.  Standing the size of a young halfling, the cloudy grey panther is an imposing beast.  Neatly cut whiskers twitch with any movement of the nose.  Easily keeping the panther aware of his surroundings, two beautiful, slitted eyes dart in the direction of anything that moves.  His fur snugs the panther's body from head to tail and his padded feet keep secret the deadly claws hidden within.

Avian Default Description

base 15/15/15 description - a multicolored golden seahawk

A multicolored golden seahawk soars high overhead, lazily gliding up and down in the gentlest of breezes.  The large and powerful wings dominate the picturesque view of the seahawk as she performs swift aerial stunts.
Regal and aloof, the seahawk outwardly displays no interest in her surroundings except for her large keen eyes, which flick to and fro, following the slightest movement.  Occasionally, she stretches her impressive wings to their full span and leans back and forth on her cruelly hooked claws.  While a multicolored golden seahawk appears docile enough at the moment, she would clearly be a formidable ally or opponent.

Rodent Default Description

base 15/15/15 description - a scruffy grey raccoon

As you turn your attention to a scruffy grey raccoon, the raccoon notices your interest and turns her visage toward you in response.  Beady eyes stare blankly outward behind her snout spotted with frayed whiskers jutting out in wild directions.  Human-sized forepaws with large white nails are made to seem small in comparison to the raccoon's large hindlegs and paws.  The raccoon's thin tail idly twists and twitches from side to side.

General Alteration Rules

  1. The animal companion has to have a standard base description that fits the 15/15/15 rule. This is what is seen in the room description.
  2. Animal companions cannot have long descriptions, they can only have base descriptions with shows.
  3. The descriptions must be something that would normally be found in nature. For example, no dyed fur, no shaved patterns, etc. that would not be found in the wild.
  4. Companions can be scarred, older, or younger, but cannot have any permanent defects, such as missing limbs/eyes/ears/wings, etc.
  5. Descriptions are needed for the companion in two states, sleeping and normal/awake. If the companion is avian, a third description for the companion in flight is needed.
  6. Basic ALTER rules apply. No flashing, glowing, undulating, bleeding, or anything of that nature. Avoid subjective phrases in the descriptions, including descriptors like "beautiful."
  7. Items cannot be included in the animal companion's description. Companions have a separate system for equipment.
  8. The noun of the animal companion cannot be changed. The exception to this is if it's a female feline, like a lioness.