Rut stuff 2020

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Apel's Rut stuff, 2020!

Always happy with any and all interaction, feel free to hit me up on discord as well: Apel#9645

Tentatively offering Leto as a possible sire to a baby.

I only RP with people who are 18+ (I'm always up for inforest interaction, though!)

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19/09 2020: Last day Leto update. Thank you to everyone I interacted with! <3 I had a very good rut time this year and I hope everyone else did too.

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Leto - bio, reference, pictogram

Social, good-natured and easygoing, but also temperamental, prickly, and holds a grudge.

Leto is participating as a Judge for the first time, but may fall back into old competitor habits if he feels one is lacking. When in a good mood, he's inquisitive and active, and has a clear goal of broadening his social network. Anything else is just a bonus - though a little fling here and there isn't impossible.
Will not carry children, though could sire one
*Rather unlikely, but open for ideas!

Likely to be drawn to vibrant competitors and intense spars, as well as interesting judges. Always up for some interaction and conversation!

Adult »

Gender/sexNeither male nor female. Physically able to both sire and carry a child, though unlikely to do either. He/him pronouns used only for RP purposes.

Slightly above #17 »

People of interest
Love, priority
+Enjoyable company, favour
=Neutral, taken note of, interest
-Dislike, disapproval
!Interest, attention, eye-catching
?Confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty
Sparred with
;)Flirted with... or more

Harin ++ ;)
Ross ++ ⚔
Yasu ++
Thais ++
Mischief +
Weasel + !
Kolgrímr ?
Néli +
Vivek !
Al ⚔ - ?
Raido +
Nabi +
...and more to be added


Day 15 18/09 2020
Last day of the Rut... or at least the last official day. Leto found that the Rut trickled away a little in the second week; he didn't mind, though. Woke up in the Forest just beside Mischief and Peril; gave them a quick greeting before going to the Idol for a drink, then wandered a little. Soon rejoined the two, and now Harin had arrived as well, and a few moments later Ross appeared.

Saw Néli in the distance, invited her to join the little group. One last herd to say goodbye to the Rut, perhaps? They all moved away from the pond, Leto asking Harin to spar - might as well get one in. Had a nice little fight, wasn't sure who won, but enjoyed it nonetheless. Watched as Harin continued with challenging Néli. Thought she won that one.

After a bit of a rest, Harin and Ross had a go at it. Found it fun, at first, seeing that their fight styles matched up pretty well... but then Harin suddenly collapsed in a heap. Immediately worried, wondering if Ross had hit his head or something. He was still breathing, though somewhat shallowly, and his heartbeat seemed... fine. Unsure what to do, though Ross idea of bringing him to a hospital seemed like a good one, except Leto knows Harin loathes hospitals...

But then the albino woke up, thankfully. Leto, still worried, tried to nudge him into the hospital idea but nope, no luck there. Instead they all sat down in a flower patch nearby, vaguely worried and keeping an eye on Harin. Figured some food might not be a bad idea, so went and picked up his now-slightly-stale honey biscuits and handed them out. Would have liked Harin to eat more than one :unamused: get that blood sugar up.

Also visited by Yasu! Happy to see her, conversed a little about her recent travel, and how the Rut had gone. Seemed like they both shared some similar experiences.

When leaving the forest, was absolutely intent on draggin Harin home with him. No way he was leaving the albino alone after this. Ross offered to come with, and Mischief looked like he might need some reassurance too... and then he couldn't leave Néli out, though wasn't sure she'd agree to come visit an almost-strangers home in another world. She was up for it, though.

Portaled them all back to his shop. Perhaps a little pleased by their reactions, and also Very Startled when Mischief turned into a mermaid. Apparently Harin knew that but hadn't told him. >:/ Showed them the upstairs, where he lives, and the evening ended with a quite pleasant gathering in Leto's kitchen. Quite unused to having so many people in his home, but didn't mind. Made some dinner, Harin offered Néli a cigarette (she didn't like it), and fixed some sleeping spots for everyone. Obviously, he needs some extra mattresses or something. Harin went to bed early, and the evening ended with tea and pipeweed and a quiet chat with those who were still awake.

Day 11, 14/09 2020
Woops I'm faling off the updates wagon. Seems like the Rut is slowly winding down a bit; Leto went into the forest with the intention to take it easy again. Sat around for a bit, watched Xxabrielle and Jaromir spar a little, before sensing Harin nearby. Seems like the two other competitors did as well; greeted, and played with, all three for a while before settling down near the Idol.

Mischief, Hector, Peril joined at various stages, and talked a little with Mischief and Harin. Was asked about the flask he'd got from Raido, showed it, let them sniff (and Harin got a sip). Didn't seem like either would appreciate it.

Joined by Uy and Éasca. Leto dozed off a little. Melanie came to steal them? harin grumbled something, then went off to give Melanie a proper spar (in front of her... interest?). Leto followed, amused, cheering him on.

Joined in the end by Circe and Ronra as they went back to chill by the stream and Leto went home again.

Day 10, 13/09 2020
Another chill day. Wandered a little aimlessly before meeting Mischief; played and frolicked for a while before the kirin led them to what Leto figures is his favourite flower patch. Happy to sit, anyway. Had a brief small talk with him, speaking of how the Rut was going for them both. Soon joined and interrupted by Harin, and the discussion turned to more general Rut things.

Offered them both some of the cake he'd got from Nabi, amused as they bantered over it. Later also joined by Raido; pleased to see the wolf again, and was surprised when he gave Leto a flask of honey mead. Has tried the beverage before, but rarely, and certainly not the good quality stuff like this seemed to be. Was warned that it was very potent, and promised he'd savour it, not drink himself headless. Asked about other intoxicants from Raido's homelands, curious. Has found the wolf to be pleasant company, and quietly decided to find something better than a mere honey biscuit to give in return for the mead.

Day 9, 12/09 2020
A bit more subdued today, though in good spirits, and the forest seemed quite calm too. Sat down with Harin and a bunch of others. Judged some fights - Harin vs Para, Harin... vs someone else? (Apel wasn't paying attention). Feeling lazy, mostly napped.

Was approached by Nabi! Who had brought a CAKE. Surprised, asked if it was for the honey biscuits he had shared yesterday, was told yes. Definitely have to share that cake around because there's no way he can eat all himself. Thanked her, and then had a little conversation, Nabi asking what he was (a troll) and where he came from (Athu). Then Apel had to go to bed, but Leto will seek her out at some other time to continue their talk, curious to hear about her world too.

Day 8, 11/09 2020
Started out in an excellent mood and full of energy. Met up with Ross, sparred with Ross, then went over to Al and Thais, and had some taunting and banter at Al. Fought the angel, which felt VERY good. Actually had fun? Then more banter, and then Al kept following him to the pond. Figured the angel had some midlife crisis or something - had thought Al would bail from Leto's company as fast as possible.

Eventually moved to the Ruins, where Ross and Thais had been hiding. Weird prank you guys. Watched as Al had a Moment, then shrugged and went off to find more rut activities. Al came and bullied people, and fought Taveer; Leto, obviously, voted for Taveer.

Sat down with a bunch of people. Néli, Raido, Alina, Ragnara. There was a bit of comings and goings, but Leto had noticed that Raido looked a little lonesome, so shuffled closer and followed Thais' example by offering food (she's a genius). Asked if he wanted a honey biscuit and then struck up some conversation and small talk about each others' worlds. Curious of the wolf, and will seek him out again.

Eventually, more people joined. Pleased to see Harin, and watched him fight a lot. Was a bit lazy with the judging though oops.

Left the forest with Harin, quite pleased with how things had gone.

Day 3, 06/09 2020
Started out by chilling at Red Hill, before moving, wandering slowly until he came across a sleeping Minh. Has always been curious of the inky-black yokai, and sat down nearby, a little hesitant, but Minh woke up and moved closer. Yay!

Later was joined by Harin, Mischief, and Menace. Then Ross came by, and he and Harin had a teasing lighthearted spar before sitting down as well. Happy to see his friends in one place.

Then a new face joined (Spencer). Admired her striking feather crest as everyone fell into a bout of play, before sitting down again.

Joined by Rohit, Ross' cousin. Has only heard about him, never met, but was pleased to do so. Watched as the cousins beat up each other a bit, then yelled at them to come sit down. Exchanged greetings, then Ronra came by as well. Big group!

Dozed off (while Apel got some toast), came back to some action! Ross and Harin got double-teamed by Melanie and someone he didn't recognise.
Thought Harin won that one, and didn't see enough of Melanie vs Ross to choose. A little disappointed when Spencer went with Melanie, since he had thought about introducing himself, but will keep an eye out for her at some other time.

Things settled down once again, and Thais and Peril joined. Thais handed out figs.

Day 2, 05/09 2020
After going home yesterday, had a long good think. And took a hot bath. And ate something. Tried to figure out why he'd felt so bad yesterday, and came to a few conclusions - he dislikes the night, and perhaps a slower start had been better, instead of trying to jump into the deep end.

In the morning, had a talk with Harin, who'd come visit his shop. Both agreed yesterday had felt strange, and talked about what could be improved. Later in the day, ventured into the Forest again, this time intent on taking it easy, settling on Red Hill to think and chill.

Was eventually joined by Vivek. Surprised, but pleased; found the male's quiet company enjoyable. Recalls admiring Vivek's sparring technique at last year's Rut.

Eventually left, but will keep an eye out for the serpentine stag. Felt a little restless again, wandering closer to where there seemed to be some activity; was caught by Weasel. Got a nuzzle. Very charmed by the little dude, and joined the group. There were a few familiar faces - Vikal, Sebastian, River Stone, and some others. Found it a lot easier to settle down today and just enjoy the occasion.

Eventually, Harin came by. Glad to see the albino, led him away to Red Hill for some downtime. Conversed a bit about how the day had gone, and there was some flirting and teasing. Overall, pleased with how the day went.

Day 1, 04/09 2020

Started out very uncertain about this whole thing; the Rut has a way of playing on all his insecurities - and participating as a judge for the first time certainly didn't make them less. Felt very unsure as he wandered the dark forest, trying to figure out what to do.

Met up with Harin, and had a lil peptalk of sorts; felt a little better afterwards, but still awkward. Watched Brent and Chrona fight, then half-heartedly joined a group - wasn't entirely sure he was meant to do that, and felt very out of place; greeted those present.

Watched Vikal and Ross spar, and chose to follow Ross for a while, the Fae being a nice familiar face. Ended up near another herd, encouraged by Harin. Kind of joined, sat around a bit. Disliked the nighttime, and had a sneaking feeling that everyone was either taking pity on him or laughing at him behind his back. Wished he had more friends to hang out with (Leto that's the whole point you dumbass!!!)

Watched as Kolgrímr approached, got insulted by Harin, and then the following spar. Thought he fought really well, despite Harin making him falling over once. Can't be that easy fighting with three legs. Finally found someone who seemed even more uncomfortable than Leto, and joined Kol's small herd. Attempted some small talk, but Kol didn't seem that interested; could kinda relate to that. At least caught his name.

Eventually slunk off to mope back home, thoroughly discouraged by this first day, and unsure how to fix it.

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Yes!!!! Yes!!!!

Yes!!!! Yes!!!!
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I would 100% let Syo step on

I would 100% let Syo step on my throat

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Thank you all

Thank you all <3 hope everyone is having a good rut so far!

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