Pat tapped Farflight on his left shoulder causing the huge pterosaur into a banking left turn then. Pat scanned the ground looking for anything of intrest on the forest floor. Farflight pulled his wings in tight and the pair dropped as one leveling out inches from the canopy causing smaller ptersaurs to rise around them.
"Take us back up!" Patrick said in the squaky language of skybax. Farflight angled upward until she could flap freely taking them up until the Basin looked like a green carpet below. Tapping Farflight twice on the right shoulder Patrick sent Farflight into roll which took them down and to the right. Finally Pat saw a good place to land and, as if Farflight sensed this he dove and landed lightly on the forest floor. Pat dismounted and stretched looking around absently. He didn't know why he wanted to land but it seemed prudent.
Post by RedFeather on Sept 26, 2006 10:22:59 GMT -5
Silently, the Utahraptor watched the landing. She had no plans of harming anyone, but she was curious, all the same. She had always liked creatures that could fly. And she wondered why they were landing here - was something up? People didn't usually just stop for breaks in the Rainy Basin. She makes no sound, hidden in the plantlife that surrounded her. She wasn't planning on coming out. She didn't want to freak anybody out.
Tynan went to a bush, looked left and right and relieved himself. While he loved flying it always seemed to make him need to go to the bathroom.
Farflight, meanwhile, began walking curiously about the clearing on all fours nudging this and that on the ground. She squaked to herself absently until Tynan returned and stood beside her.
"I'm going to look around a little. If you want to go back up you can, stay around though. I didn't see anything but I don't want a tyranosaur coming up behind me." With that Farflight stretched her wings and took off. Tynan watched her go then pushed his way into the woods.
The Utahraptor chirkled to herself quietly, but tried to stay inaudible to the human ears. But what should she do? He was coming right in her direction. And if she ran, she'd surely make noise and freak them out. She resolves to try to stay hidden, as perhaps the human would turn and go another way, or something. But at the same time... if he came right for her and found her right there, he'd be freaked out, too. She pokes her snout out of the foliage and stares, her head only being visible, if one looked hard enough. She did not know what to do.
Far away, a Pteranodon watched the skybax roll and land, carefull to stay out of sight. A pterosaur was usually seen in Canyon City, not over a vast jungle with enough moisture to make one feel as if one would never get dry. She whistled quietly to herself as she glided towards the direction of the skybax's landing, wishing dearly to check it out.
When the skybax rose again, she nearly had to twist backwards (a movement that could've ruined her flight muscles) to avoid coming any closer. An adventurer by heart, she decided to hang around and see what all the fuss was about.
((ooc: Hey, Standtall, what's the main plot about this story? I'm new here as well, but I was curious as to why the rider was in the Basin in the first place. Nightskye.))
"I am a god. Gods are all-knowing."--Ba'al in Stargate SG-1
Post by Moonlight Noclaw on Mar 5, 2012 23:34:55 GMT -5
Sunshine and Califf were a little farther away, but from what was seen in the sky, the carnosaurs in the area were a little more than interested in what a skybax was doing on their territory. Sunshine went out of the ruins to a group of torvosaurs to see what they knew. She reported back to Califf that they had seen a skybax with a rider land in the Rainy Basin, and then take off again without the rider. This was fascinating to Califf, who decided that he had better investigate to make sure everything was all right. It could be very bad at night in the Rainy Basin for a human, he knew from personal experience.