Hi! I’d like to apologize in advance for the very repetitive post I have here. The Geat world I’ve been playing will have been played in one contiguous session and because of the quiet nature of the creatures in question, I was really only able to report on one medical concern and many, many, many pregnancies until their deaths.
Truthfully, if you only scroll through and look at the baby pictures, you won’t be missing much. Enjoy.
What a way to break in a new world. I started the game for the night and bam! Another pregnancy notification. I wasn’t prepared for the surprise I was in for, though.
This time, yes it finally happened, we got a boy! Out of ten babies so far, we have nine girls and one boy! Finally!
And look at that orange! It’s starting to seem like Mom and Dad are going to have lots of babies of lots of different colors.
As the seasons changed and the food sources ‘moved’, they had another pregnancy on their hands.
I watched them closely to see if they would move from their perch in the top right corner but as I waited, this brown shaded baby girl was born.
Well. Looks like we’re having girls again.
I encouraged the pair to look for food elsewhere and when they travelled to the lower levels of the biodome, they managed to get separated, though not for terribly long.
Shibuichi followed Chromel down into the caves where new food was growing.
All of the food they needed would be here in this cave for the summer. Poor Chromel, though. He was Old now and only seemed to want to rest. He lost interest in food despite only ever wanting to eat in his youth. I pleaded with him to eat seeds but had no luck. Eventually, I had to isolate him and smack him on the butt a few times to convince him that he should. He did not eat a second seed but the one ensured he would live a while longer.
Shibuichi joined us and soon convinced Chromel to eat, too. When he was feeling well again, I took the opportunity to work on a side project. Naturally, I had another baby on my hands before I could get started.
Surprise! Another girl! Yes. Another one. With the offspring count up to 11, I had all the confidence in the world that I would have IQ-test passers to give back to CreatureLink.
She was put away with her siblings and I went back to monitoring her parents and working on my project.
Now, both parents were back to normal, eating food and pushing toys just as before. I tossed them a duck to play with and watched them wait for seeds to fall so that they could eat.
As if on cue, I finished getting set up to work and then had a new pregnancy notification on my hands.
What a pleasant surprise, though! We have another boy! Things are starting to look up for this terrible gender ratio.
And what a neat pruney color. He might not actually be prune colored, but I was certainly reminded of prunes when I saw him.
Then, there was another pregnancy. It’s starting to seem like these two are only interested in eating and enjoying each other’s company.
Chromel took some time for himself while he waited for his twelfth child to arrive. Shibuichi laid her egg by the elevator by the cave.
Out of that egg hatched… another boy! Things are definitely looking up.
Chromel still kept to himself for a little while, eating carrots as they grew and plucking seeds from above to feed his bottomless appetite for starch. Shibuichi rested nearby and the pair took a short nap together.
I hardly made it through one set of pigment genes before another egg was waiting for my attention.
Chromel waited by eating more carrots and I decided to turn up the frequency for that patch.
I love the variety of colors I’m getting just in posting this one update. Look at them all! Now that I have some boys in the mix I feel like I’m done begruding the girls, too.
Not that they aren’t all special just that I don’t want to submit 20 girls is all. 🙂
A quick chat with one of my friends home distracted me for a while and soon, we had another pregnancy!And another!
Goodness! I should start advertising these as ‘baby watch’ posts!
I have to say, I wasn’t expecting either of these colors from the pair! Green! Silver! How exciting.
The season shifted this time to Autumn and the safe cave they’d made home was out of food.
I escorted Chromel up to where the new food was growing, above the tree platform above the cave. They saw fit to have another child, likely because of the abundance of food. While they filled up on mushrooms, aubergines and explodonuts, I observed a little friend I’d injected for them to play with.Here she is. Sadly, I probably won’t be reporting on her much because she’s too busy eating Balloon Pigeons to take interest in our Geat friends. Oh well.
I left the ettin to her own devices and snapped a photo of yet another boy! This is more like what I’ve come to expect from this pair’s offspring.
That shade is definitely reminiscent of Chromel.
Before long, there was yet another girl! My goodness!
I’m starting to think such fast-breeding creatures are boring to read about!
Only kidding. I’ve thought that since these two started breeding like ettins!
I sent these two to stay with their siblings and braced myself for yet another pregnancy. From now on, I might just post pictures at the very end and not bring attention to pregnancies at all. Hah!
We have another boy to add to the roster!
He looks much more like his father than the others this round.
By now I’m curious to see a blue baby come from this pair. The green baby was pretty unexpected after all. Why not see blue, too?
Sadly, I didn’t see blue with this following pregnancy.
Instead, we got another yellow baby. This time, another boy! I can’t cut down the population a little with the coming IQ test.
With Shibuichi and Chromel 5 hours and 5 and a half hours old respectively, it looked like breeding was finally going to slow down. They were both Ancient at this point, after all. Right?
As if to dash my hopes, they got pregnant again. As though 21 babies wasn’t enough. These two would probably be my most prolific pair in recent history.
At least, I don’t remember any non-ettin creatures producing quite so many offspring!
This lady would be number 22 from our pair.
Shibuichi and Chromel stayed by the food for a long time and I thought of moving one of the food types to a different location, though I couldn’t decide where. It was nice to have different safe spots to eat, but spreading out the types of food could be a fun challenge for them as well.
As I mused on this, you guessed it, another pregnancy notification appeared.
Another boy and also number 23.
I’m running out of things to say at this point!
Just as soon as I exported this little boy, Chromel passed away!
And what a busy life he lived! In youth, he spent most of his time quietly eating and then, when his lady-love was old enough to breed it was as though they decided together to keep me on my toes for the rest of their lives together.
Shibuichi lingered for a while because of the abundance of food and things seemed very “business as usual” for her. I brought the small ettin girl to her so they could keep each other company and set back to work while the two slapped and played.
As Shibuichi became surrounded by more and more fruits of my labor, she seemed to become more content. She happily offered advice and stuck close to the ettins. Soon, though, she would pass away surrounded by her new friends.
I hope you enjoyed my adventure in geat egg hatching. Hahah! Next time, we’ll see who passed the IQ test.