Soon enough, Alfreda was pregnant with her 3rd egg!
She’s making quite a name for herself already! She likes to stay in the jungle but so far, the farthest the boys have strayed is to the garden. It seems like most of the girls would rather wander and all the boys are… lazy.
She did get pregnant a fourth time some hours later but this nearly slipped my radar. And a fifth! And a sixth! The game seemed to be dragging on for the rest of the day and the only thing bringing me back was the sound of kiss popping. Just then I had an idea.
Meet figgy, my lady grendel. I decided she could keep fig company.
I left everyone alone while I made dinner just to come back and see that everyone had died and no norns had taken their place.
Turns out Eggonicer had glitched and it was depositing the eggs into the comms room. With no food, all the creatures were dying while I was away.
It didn’t take fig long to make his way to the babies though he didn’t seem interested in beating them up like he did the ladies. He was making me nervous being so close to the babies so I added the Portal Intelligence Core, partly to give me something else to do, partly to teach them their vocabulary, and I decided to do more knitting.
When I came back, there was a death notification but when I clicked on it, the Sparkle Reaper had already taken the body away. That meant a new egg had been introduced, however, and little Anton was now claiming his stomping ground.
Alfreda was next to replace Belinda, who’d passed away in the temple. By now, I’m thinking about throttling fig.
Alfreda was now the only female in the world and all the boys were near fig.
Finally, I made the decision to move the grendel into the unused norn meso. Maybe now my norns can make it past one generation.
Speaking of, some time later, Alfreda became pregnant!
This is good news and I desperately hope she becomes an excellent breeder.
Before long, she was pregnant again. I can only hope this is a great sign.
I just… what?
In any case, this guy turned out to be pretty violent. Rather than interfere, however, I decided to let him pace around this pillar. He didn’t move away from it and actually seemed to be glitching on it, unable to move past it on either direction.
It didn’t take long for him to wander away long enough to beat up on poor Andorea, however. Now, the boys were separated from the girls with fig in the middle! I was pretty sure this would badly affect breeding but there were enough paths around him and I wasn’t terribly worried. Besides. Norns in this game can live upwards of 8 hours, right?
Soon, Annabella was killed by fig. As he slept, the other two ladies made it to the other side of him and started to make their way back to the garden. In Annabella’s place, Barendina was born. It was too late for the other ladies, though. As I typed, fig killed the both of them as well. With the death of them, Attilla and Belinda were born.
With the arrival of these three, I added two hardman norn eggs to the eggbank and carried on with my day.
Albuin took his last breaths as I watched videos online. I still have the sounds on so that I can hear the game but a cry wasn’t something I wanted to hear today.
Andorea was with him in the end but I don’t know what could have killed him. He was looking for the ettin home when he passed away so I can only guess that he died of hypothermia.
Annemie was the next norn to get pregnant, this time, I -think- with Ayahiko. He was the only of age male nearby anyway. The eggonicer whisked her egg away and now, there were three eggs in the eggonicer. I’m not sure where the third came from but there you have it.
I spent some time knitting and making lunch and decided to add some authenticity to the C1toDS world by adding a C1 grendel to the game.
I named him fig and placed him below the Grendel mother in the tree. Because the DS Eggonicer snatched up the Grendel egg before I could hatch it, I was forced to hatch little Buraianto here. Welcome, both of you!
I left to put my lunch in the oven and heard fig beating up on one of my norns! I came back to find that Annemie had passed away.
In her place came a new egg, however. Ashiko got pregnant and was spending time with Annemie when she died.
At least there was that. These guys seem to be dropping like flies!