PROTECT MY NUTS (ån RP Game)

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PROTECT MY NUTS!

It’s a lovely day in Fangorn, and you are still a deranged squirrel. (Or other woodland resident.)

You’ve all been collecting your food for winter! (Or not.) In any case, now is your last chance before the cold draws in.

As a last celebration, the Woodlanders are holding a feast to consume their perishables - no sense in letting them rot away!

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(But of course, the more opportunistic may take this chance to attempt to increase their hoards... at the expense of the others.)

HOW WILL IT WORK?

RP coming to the party and enjoying some fresh perishable woodland produce! It’s mostly autumnal fruit, as this will not keep for long. Apples and berries are in abundance. Some dead insects, if you like that sort of thing.

But keep a close eye on your hoard...

Everyone will start out with 5 NUTS, PLUS whatever you managed to collect from Where Are My Nuts? if you were a player there. Each round you will have the chance to attempt to STEAL a number of nuts from one of your rivals!

To attempt to a steal, RP sneaking up- or boldly taking - a number of nuts from another player! I will then roll a die to see if you are successful.

The higher the number of nuts you attempt to steal, the lower your chances of success! You may attempt to steal up to 3 nuts at a time. Chances of success: stealing 1 nut: 1/2; stealing 2 nuts: 1/3; stealing 3 nuts: 1/6.

I may also issue BONUS CHALLENGES to earn more nuts.

First to 50 nuts wins... so I suggest you all try to steal from Lailyn if you don’t want her to win!

RULES
🌰 Players from Where are my Nuts! will be automatically entered. You don’t have to play though - just that your nut stashes will be listed as available to be stolen from.
🌰 Don’t godmode anyone without permission. RP attempting to steal the nuts - or attempting to stop someone/rigging traps/whatever - but don’t post the outcome until I tell you what it is
🌰 Post as many times as you like in a round. You don’t have to “play” the game at all. You can just RP having fun in the feast. But you can only attempt a theft once per update.
🌰 Label OOC at the bottom. No need to white out.
🌰 Please post in all bold at the bottom of your post indicating who you are stealing from & how many nuts you are trying to steal. Otherwise pls avoid all bold as I’ll use this to update.

CURRENT NUTBOARD

@Drifa: Mr Black -18
@Nia: Square the Squirrel - 15
@Fuin Elda: the Three Raccoons -13
@Lailyn: Dart the Nuthatch- 24
@Moriel :Fwirl the Prettiest Squirl- 15
@Jorgy Underash: Tenebrous Sciurida, the Corruptor -18
@Tarawen: Skwovet- 10
@MEOW: Tevildo Prince of Cats -6
ALL OTHER NEW PLAYERS: 5 nuts
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Dart the Nuthatch
King of the Nuts (for now...) with 24 nuts


Dart felt like he was the biggest bird in the forest! He had found a nice pile o' nuts and hid them away for safekeeping just like his parents taught him. He then discovered a hidden hive of honey and thrust his beak in greedily lapping up the golden syrupy sweetness. Oh, glorious day! "Teweep chip chip tewee tee dee!" he sang his happy song.

Til he got honey stuck in his feathers. What a mess! He did his best to preen but he was still a bit sticky and temporarily unable to fly so and could not reach the delicious Insect Platter. Ah, the moths were his favorite. (The wings were quite a delicacy in the bird world.)

Instead he hopped along, following the black squirrel (Mister Black) and tried to inconspicuously move like a leaf and snatch away a nut at the same time.

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Skwovet, 10 Nuts

“Skwoh??” murmured the little skwirrel. The voice... the voice in her head was not her usual running monologue of scatterbrained nonsense. No, this was a more focused narrative. Something about living deliciously? Skwovet could not say no to that. Delicious was good! Delicious was like the mounds of precious food amongst which she suddenly found herself. And yet ... there were traces of darkness and cold edging the idea of “delicious” now. Delicious could be mean. And sneaky. And murderous.

Skwovet put a paw to her mouth and chittered with a cackle of malicious, skwirrelish laughter at the sight of all the critters gathered with their hoards! There was even a bird (Dart) with FAR more nuts than any bird had a right to have. Skwovet used some of the copious leaves to conceal her small stash of nuts and crept slowly toward the bird’s hoard, pausing along the way only to stuff her mouth with half a fermented plum. With another maniacal giggle, Skwovet reached her paws forward to grab some of the birb’s food...

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Three Raccoons

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU LEFT THE BIRD LAYING OVER THERE???" Hob looked at Bob exasperatedly. They'd almost died because of that bird and now apparently the animals thought they were going to share it because perishable food. And aside from an overgrown tom cat there weren't any creatures with near as big of stomachs as them, nor should they really be eating meat. There was one... thing that looked like a squirrel that might be able to eat meat but honestly it probably didn't actually eat at all since it could just stuff things inside itself.

"WHAT WAS I SUPPOSE TO DO? Gut it and stick it on Reginalds Head?" Asked Bob equally as exasperated after all the two of them DID have to drag their useless brother around for the last portion of the nut finding expedition.

"YES!." Hob said dropping his arms down and looking up to the sky in a most dramatic fashion. "We had better go eat it now before that overgrown house cat decides to eat it." Hob said and Reginald who honestly had been eyeballing Dart the nuthatch was literally none the wise on the fact that he should have been wearing a bird meat hat. "Come on Reginald." Hob said and the three brothers climbed up to where the bird carcass that they had worked so very very hard for had been put and began gnawing and crunching it with loud lip smacking noses when Hob had and idea he continued to chew on the bit of bird back he's grabbed and wiggled his way over to one of the squirrels that wasn't seeming to be paying too much attention and stuck out a paw to grab a nut. Bob caught sight of this and realized if they were going to steal more nuts they would need a way to defend the nuts they had and that they took.... and decided to make a wee knife out of a bird leg bone to stab at any squirrel, bird or over grown house cat that came too near the stash of nuts that was currently sitting between himself and Reginald.

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Tenebrous Sciurida, the Corruptor

He was pleased. If he could purr, or if squirrels even did that, he would. There was to be a feast now with all the animals that had been in the clearing. Somehow, he and his little protégé had managed to attain an invitation. What forces were behind such a stroke of Morgoth’s own luck he wasn’t sure, but he was not going let such an opportunity pass. The sickly yellow eyes of the dead squirrel flicked back and forth, taking in the surroundings and the patrons of the feast. Many were the same as before, though now there seemed to be a bird hoarding nuts as well. A crooked smile filled with willow leaves split his face in two. He chittered and the leaves beneath him vibrated violently, as if they were trying to escape his presence. The feast though, seemed to be a front for all the critters to steal each other’s bounties. He tilted his neck to the side until he was looking upside down. Remnants of the bones in his neck popped and snapped as the body he was occupying fought to stop the twisting about. This was a perfect opportunity. From deep within him through the portal to a world of willows and stagnant water, he pulled out the nuts he had found, each of them still pristine and fresh. He set them in a grand pile before him and rubbed his broken paws together. Calculatingly, he whipped out his tongue, a long white wormy thing that was at least twice the length of his body and licked each of the nuts, coating them in undead saliva. Perfect! Now to gather more of theirs into his dominion! The black squirrel seemed a good place to start, so pretty and so sweet.

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Square the Squirrel

It had been a long week. Just the other day Square had spend hour upon tiresome hour digging around in the depths of the forest's mulch, trying (and often failing) to find hidden food parcels. Whilst she had been lucky on occasion (and no occasion stood out more in her mind that the five-nut hoard she had come across), for the most part it had been a rather unusual sort of hunt for food. For one, she had unintentionally uncovered from a pile of leaves an overly frisky squirrel, whose name she had since learnt was Bert. Bert and Square were now friends, and had put all awkwardness and feelings of unrequited love (on the one paw) and exasperated frustration (on the other) aside. She had also managed to disturb both a nest of angry ants, and a hive of ferocious bees - although miraculously had escaped with neither sting nor bite.

On this new, fine day in Fangorn Forest, Square happened across something of a feast. Or, perhaps 'buffet-if-you-dare' was the more apt description, given lots of the food on offer appeared to be being closely guarded by a selection of highly protective fellow woodland creatures, many of whom she recognised from the day she was accosted by met Bert. Square wouldn't let any of the fearsome beaks, claws, teeth, or size of the other animals and birds rain on her parade. For she was was Square. She was the only squirrel she had ever come across with a giant chipped front tooth. And that giant tooth-chip was sharp as a holly-thorn, and she knew that it not only gave her the swagger of a truly battle-worn beast of the forest (which obviously, goes without saying), but surely would also make larger creatures think twice before under-estimating her.

Apparently the memo of the unbearably terrifying nature of her tooth-chip hadn't quite reached the strange creatures who now approached her though, and one of them even stuck out a treacherous claw to try to swipe a nut!! One of Square's hard earned nuts! The very gall of it!! "NOT ON YOUR NELLY!" Square screeched at the thing, being sure to wave her chipped-tooth around menacingly, scrabbling around to keep hold of all her nuts.

In the meantime, she was also eagerly eyeing up a rather large pile of nuts not too far away, which appeared to belong to some form of bird, and one which seemed a bit pre-occupied as a result of honey in his feathers and his own attempted-theft.

Oh, why not... - Square attempts to steal THREE nuts from Dart the Nuthatch!

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Round One!

Dart successfully steals ONE NUT from Mr Black!
Skwovet successfully steals TWO NUTS from Dart!
The Raccoons successfully steal ONE NUT from Square!
Tenebrous successfully steals TWO NUTS from Fwirl!
Square attempts to steal three nuts from Dart, but fails!

CURRENT NUTBOARD

@Drifa: 18 -1 = 17
@Nia: 15 - 1 = 14
@Fuin Elda: 13 + 1 = 14
@Lailyn: 24 + 1 - 2 = 23
@Moriel :15 - 2 = 13
@Jorgy Underash: 18 + 2 = 20
@Skwovet: 10 + 2 = 12
@MEOW: 6
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Mister Black (Mirkwood Squirrel)

Mister Black (with colorful bark (kite) stuck in his fur) had a grand time eating the autumn fruit and seeds along with the other creatures, although, he was quite wary of the pale, evil looking squirrel @Jorgy Underash who was at the feast, and he had hissed at it more than once when his nose caught the rodents scent to close by for his liking.
With his cheeks now full of seeds that had not turned rotten and would last a bit longer, he made his way back his Willow. He knew that he did not have enough stored away to make the winter seem less long. As he approached his tree, he felt movement behind him and stood on his hind legs as a small nuthatch hopped (attempting to be inconspicuous) towards him. He called out a warning, allowing a few seeds to fall from his mouth The thieving had begun.
Depositing his cheek load of seeds into his tree den, Mister Black scuttled down the tree and made his way to the neighbors. If thieving was the last resort before Winter, he was ready for it.

Being very brave, Mister Black attempts to take 3 nuts from, MEOW.
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Tenebrous Sciurida, the Corruptor

Excellent! He cradled the two new nuts against his cold, dry husk of a body, rubbing his special scent of decay on them before placing them prominently in his pile of nuts, as if daring someone to try and steal them from him. He licked his lips. Even though the squirrel inside him was dead, and the body only moved and twisted because he bent it to his will, he felt a stab of hunger. His form needed some type of sustainment. He cursed the weakness of corporeality, growling so that the leaves [i[whooshed[/i] away from him like fish from a shark. He needed something, or someone, to eat. He was reasonably confident that his nuts were safe should someone try to steal them and, even if they did, the nuts would begin to molder and corrupt now that they had spent time in his entropic vicinity.

He looked quizzically at the Mirkwood squirrel(@Drifa), his face splitting in a dæmonical grin as he watched him scamper to the pile of nuts gathered by the Lord of Cats. Bold. The squirrel could admire such boldness, perhaps he would visit this squirrel later this evening. For now though, his form needed sustenance. He eyed the meager prospects and chittered. The dead bird looked very appetizing. When he crawled up to it, the corpse was already putrid and festering. Just how he liked it! He tore at the face of the avian with teeth that had been meant for crushing berries and nuts. The going was brutal and involved an unnecessary amount of pulling, tearing, and crunching.

Finally though, his lust for flesh satisfied, the squirrel was on the hunt for more nuts. Who to pick from though? His milky yellow eyes rolled crazily in their sockets. Then, he narrowed in.

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Skwovet, 12 Nuts

Hehehehehe! Skwovet had made off with two of the bird’s nuts. “Skwoskwoskwoskoh!” she giggled triumphantly, zigzagging across the leaf-strewn ground to add these two new items to her stash.

She bounded out to the feast and finished off the fermented plum she had started on earlier. It tasted sour with age, soft and nearly liquid inside. Ordinarily, Skwovet would have avoided such corrupted food. Now, however, she felt a fondness for it that was more than simply a starving skwirrel catching a break. She could relate, somehow, to this fruit.

She popped her head up sneakily to scope out the current scene. Who would be next? The chubby skwirrel’s eyes gleamed redder than ever, taking in the sights. Besides the feast, there were more skwirrels, some raccoons, a cat, and the bird from whom she’d already taken two nuts. “Skwoooohhhhh,” she mused in a hushed whisper. Perhaps she’d steal from a fellow skwirrel this time. She half-ran, half-staggered across the clearing toward her target; the fermented plum had made her feel giddily woozy, though maybe she was just enjoying the foul impulses taking root within her now...

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Three Raccoons

Hob looked at the squirrel that was bobbing their head around slightly randomly and wondered if they were ill. And then he saw the tooth which really didn't seem too dangerous and he gingerly set the stolen nut over with their own stash gingerly one hand out towards Square the Squirrel as if to motion the rodent to calm down. After all their one pointy tooth was much smaller than Hobs quite naturally pointy teeth. He wasn't entirely certain what the squirrel had said not understanding the chittering of the tiny rodent (at least compared to raccoon)


Of course there were much larger stashes to steal from but for now he was not overly mean no, he saw that the strange twig squirrel was busy stealing as well from the very stash that Hob had chosen to steal and it made him slightly angry and he headed off and quickly found the strange creatures stash and began the task of taking nuts from it.

Bob for his part had handed Reginald the Third the other bird leg and told him to make a little bird bone shiv with it as well while they were working on collecting more nuts from less scrupulous methods his own bird bone knife still in hand as he bared his teeth making sure everyone knew that he meant business.

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Square the Squirrel

Square had had a terrible time of it. The large striped creature had somehow managed to swipe a nut, notwithstanding her best efforts to scare him away with her chipped-tooth! Not only that, but she had also magnificently failed to get a single nut from the bird whose hoard she'd set her beady little eyes on.

Perhaps she'd set her sights a little too high for a first move. She was ambitious, so was never going to settle for just one nut when a pile of so many sat tantalisingly close, but perhaps trying to steal three, when she'd only got two front-paws, after all, was a bit much. Square decided to try again.

But just as she made her thieving-attempt, she spotted the bizarre-squirrel like creature she had so far been avoiding, trying to steal from her own pile! Square hissed threateningly at the thing. She wasn't quite sure what she made of him, but she wasn't about to let him get away with this latest bit of skulduggery, that was for sure!

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Round Two!

Mr Black attempts to steal 3 nuts from Tevildo but fails!
Tenebrous tries to take 2 nuts from Square, but fails!
Skwovet tries stealing 2 nuts from Mr Black, but fails!
The raccoons try to filch a nut from Tenebrous and SUCCEED!
Square attempts to nick 2 nuts from Dart but fails!

Mr Black, Tenebrous, Skwovet and Square have all been caught in the act of attempted pilfering! Victims, what do you do? Chastise your thieves! A nut for the best insults. (Verbally only please: no godmoding this round)

CURRENT NUTBOARD

@Drifa: 17
@Nia: 14
@Fuin Elda: 14 + 1 = 15
@Lailyn: 23
@Moriel :13
@Jorgy Underash: 20 - 1 = 19
@Skwovet: 12
@MEOW: 6
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Square the Squirrel

"You abominable failure of a bandit! You conniving, filthy, little FERRET!" Square squealed at the would-be thief (Tenebrous). The word 'ferret' had sort of fallen out of her mouth, and even Square, who had learnt all the best squirrel obscenities from her elder brother, long before she'd even climbed her first tree solo, was a little taken aback at her use of this most egregious of all squirrel slander, particularly because the weird demonic squirrel hadn't -actually- been successful in his attempted pilfering.

Nonetheless, she had quite enjoyed the sound of it, and knowing how her parents would be rolling in their graves right now, she said it again. Everyone knew that ferrets were sly, evil creatures, who couldn't help but steal from others, and were nothing more than an abhorrent hybrid, somewhere between badger and weasel. Her cussing was sure to put others off from further attempted theft.

The insults having been duly dished-out, Square thought it was about time to once again try to get the better of the irksome bird, who so far seemed to be utterly infallible, despite his hoard of nuts surely being the pile others ought to be aiming for!

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Tenebrous Sciurida, the Corruptor – 19 nuts

That little runt called him a ferret! Him! The revenant remains of a squirrel, the corrupter of woodlands and forests. A ferret! The squirrel was taken aback. He’d never been insulted before, let alone in such as way as this! He didn’t know how to react. He was just about to lash out and smack the square loving squirrel when he noticed something from the corner of rolling, unfocused gaze. The tower of nuts he’d built was leaning catawampus, ready to topple. He screeched at the square squirrel instead and bounded off to his precious tower. He had meant for his nuts to be taken and consumed by unsuspecting woodlanders but when the actual action of theft occurred it cut him to the quick. Greed warred with purpose within the body of the dead creature. He sniffed, looking for clues to who it might have been that dare to enter his dominion. Sadly, for him, the olfactory sensations of this host had rotted away long ago. He could smell nothing. He screeched again, the off-tune warbling of a violin. There was only recourse he could see was to steal from another unsuspecting creature, this time a bit more discretion and stealth.

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Three Raccoons and the slow collection of nuts

Yes so far Hob had managed to steal two nuts, a slow and steady processes but it seemed to pay off in terms of actually managing to steal nuts as the three brothers sat picking at their teeth for a moment with the bird bone shivs while they watched creatures angrily spitting and hissing at each other while they sat pretty one nut richer than they had been moments before.

"If we keep doing what we're doing we should be well stocked for about a day until we eat all these nuts." Hob said calmly counting out the nuts that they had as he grabbed another bit of bird and chewed on it waiting for the angry squirrels and birds to unruffle their fur and feathers so he could quietly do what raccoons do best. Be bandits.

A mouthful later Hob licked his fingers clean and turned over and looked around seeing where he planned on trying to steal the next nut from. It appeared that someone was already going after the nuthatches stores which hopefully meant that the bird would be too busy stealing from them in order to pay attention to the sneaky mastermind raccoon of the three brothers.

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Skwovet, 12 Nuts

Foiled! Foiled! She had been foiled in her attempt at thieving! She had tripped and been seen before she could sneak up to the pile of nuts she had her sights on. Skwovet fled back to the cover of a nearby bush, then put her paws to her cheeks and shrieked.

“SKWOOOOOOOOOH!!”

So much for stealth. Startled birds fled from nearby trees, landing far from the eerie scream emanating from the little critter. Skwovet’s front paws now balled into fists, pressure building in her face in her rage and fear. Veins near her eyes began to throb and pulse.

What would the voice in her head say about her failure? Would she be punished? Skwovet had never been punished before. She had been such a good, affable little skwirrel until very recently. Hapless, it was true, but good nonetheless. She must make up for her failings by capturing more nuts. Yes, yes. The bird still had too many. Skwovet would be careful this time, not too ambitious. Just one little nut to add to her pile...

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Round Three!
Square roundly insults Tenebrous and earns a BONUS NUT which miraculously falls from the sky onto her head. She also attempts to steal 2 nuts from Dart, but fails. Probably too dizzy.
Tenebrous tries filching 2 nuts from Mr Black but fails. The loud snapping of twigs in his body alert Mr Black in time.
3 raccoons try stealing a nut from Dart but fail - one of you has choked on his bird bone shiv in the excitement and needs to be Heimliched...
Skreamy Skwovet also tries stealing a nut from Dart and succeeds!

CURRENT NUTBOARD

@Drifa: 17
@Nia: 14 + 1 = 15
@Fuin Elda: 15
@Lailyn: 23 - 1 = 22
@Moriel :13
@Beowulf: 19
@Skwovet: 12 + 1 = 13
@MEOW: 6
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Tenebrous Sciurida, the Corruptor – 19 nuts

SNAP! SNAP! CREEEEEEEEAK!

What was that?! He froze, the dry fur and muscles suddenly stiffening to the same hardness as a bad piece of taxidermy. He would have fallen over if it hadn’t been for his wide footed stance. What had that noise been? His zombified eyes rolled around frantically, searching for the source but there were no twigs around… damn. Damn! DAMN! His muscles slowly relaxed as the realization and humiliation hit him. The forest of malignancy he was cultivating within in his fleshy cage had betrayed him and revealed itself. His growled and snarled but, finding no immediate target for his vengeance, he tore at the ground and the leaves until he had dug himself in a hole twice as deep as he was tall. His paws were, if they could have been at least, swollen and throbbing with pain, the claws he used to climb the trees had been torn away completely and lost in the pile of dirt above him. He sulked. He hissed. He spat. The squirrel needed something to take out his wrathful energy. He was wearing himself out on naught but lettuce, he needed meat!

SNAP!

He adjusted the bones inside him, rolling them back and forth until they snapped back into form. For good measure he grabbed several more twigs lying about and pressed them into his flesh until they pierced his hide and added to his unnatural bulk. He leapt out of the hole but stayed low, hunkering down in the leaves so he had at least some camouflage while he searched for his next victim. If he didn’t manage to steal from this one, he was going to start eating the animals.

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Dart the Nuthatch, King of the Nuts (22 nuts)
Having successfully stolen a nut from Mister Black, Dart skittered back to his hoard to find...well, he could not count past two of course but the pile looked smaller. He dropped his newly-acquired nut on it and gave it a fond caress with his beak.

His contentment did not last long. It seemed there were many a hungry squirrel on the prowl.

Not one, but two squirrels, and a pesky raccoon tried to raid his hoard! Was the ENTIRE FOREST set against him, the little tiny nuthatch who never even hurt a fly!? (He may actually have hurt a fly. Insects make up a large portion of the nuthatch diet and flies are likely to have been eaten at some point in his short life.)

“BEEP BEEP BEEP!” (probably meaning something like “beep you”...use your imagination/may not be Plaza-appropriate) He chittered at Square, the squirrel who would not give up but up until then seemed pretty nice if a little...well, squirrely for lack of better word.

At least the raccoon was looking worse for wear. Was something stuck in his throat? Without opposable thumbs, there was little Dart could do to help even if he were so inclined.

He puffed up his feathers and raced after the other squirrel (Skwovet) to try to take back what was his!!

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Three Raccoons

"DAMN IT REGINALD!" Bob yelled as Reginald began to choke on the bird bone shiv. Hob came running back and walloped Reginald hard on the back as Bob pushed into Reginalds stomach causing the bone he was choking on to go flying piercing through a plum several mushrooms an apple and a frog before sticking solidly into the trunk of a tree.

"No more bird for you." Hob said grabbing Reginald by the scruff of his neck so that he could look at his brother. Who was looking rather pitiful and sad. Perhaps even contrite with his ears down and his little brow ridges up and the biggest saddest puppy style eyes Reginald could muster at Hob.

Bob for his part handed Reginald an apple and motioned for Hob to go and continue attempting to get them more nuts his own bird bone shiv still in hand in case anyone tried to get a hold of the brothers nuts while Reginald decimated the apple and Bob growled at him to bloody well chew.

Hob scowled and dropped Reginald the third and continued to head back to what he was doing, and decided he would attempt to relieve the bird of a nut since he'd been interrupted from stealing from the little flicker earlier.

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Skwovet, 13 Nuts

As she made off with a nut from the bird’s hoard, Skwovet heard the strangest of sounds. The bird seemed to be beeping (??) at Skwovet and the other critters who had joined her in depriving the birb of provisions.

Beeping aside, Skwovet was mighty pleased with herself. She hurried back to the pile of leaves concealing her stash, then added her new nut to the small pile. “Skwoh skwoh skwoh!” she chuckled. This feast was going much better than the previous hunt for nuts. Perhaps she had the fermented plum to thank for that.

No sooner had she thought this rather optimistic thought than a rush of wings alerted her to the presence of the beeping bird. “SKWOOOOVET SKWOH!” she cried. (Tr: “Oh no you don’t, you beeping beeper!”) She seized a stick with which she attempted to scare off the bird. Red eyes glinting, veins in her face throbbing, swinging a stick randomly about, she was the picture of doofy rage.

When she thought the bird had been sufficiently threatened, she hurried over to the feast. She needed to replenish her ebil energy. She shoved a huge quantity of seeds into her face. Cheeks bulging, she went on the offensive and bounded away to steal some more nuts.

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Round Four
Tenebrous tries to steal 2 nuts from Fwirl and succeeds!
Dart tries to steal a nut from Skwovet but fails!
The Raccoons try to steal a nut from Dart and succeed!
Skwovet tries stealing a couple of nuts from Square but fails!

CURRENT NUTBOARD

@Drifa: 17
@Nia: 15
@Fuin Elda: 15+1=16
@Lailthoron: 22-1=21
@Jareth :13-2=11
@David Bowie: 19+2=21
@Skwovet: 13
@MEOW: 6
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Skwovet, 13 Nuts

“Skwoh! Skwovet Skwoh Skwovet!”

Thus spoke the skwirrel. Shaking her fists in the air, she was venting her frustration at both her own recent failure to procure more nuts and the stress of having to fend off an incursion on her own precious hoard. (She had fortunately swallowed the seeds from earlier, thus reducing the risk of choking to death on snacks while screaming.)

She’d get that bird, all right. Stealth would be key! She covered herself in leaves and slowly scooted across the forest floor toward Dart’s large pile of nuts. Caught up in her own cleverness, Skwovet had no idea that the leaves were falling off her as she went. Still, she moved slowly and methodically and reached out her paws for NUTS!!

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Dart the Nuthatch, lesser king of nuts :cry: , 21 nuts
Dart did not understand Squirrel (if that is what Skwovet was speaking) but her meaning was plain enough: go away! The stick she brandished did not scare him but there was something distinctly Not Right about her. Dart had only been alive a few months but even he could tell. Were squirrel’s eyes supposed to be that colour?

“Brrrrp!” Maybe someone else’s nuts would be easier to steal. Ack! And while he was busy with the dratted squirrel, a raccoon had snuck up and stolen from his stash. Was there no end to this misery? No one told him being King of the Nuts would be so difficult.

Time for a new approach. He took a break to preen his feathers with a delicate touch, cleaning the honey that had them sticking together. That was much better!

ZIP! he flew up into the air and dove down, aiming straight for a nut stash almost as big as his own…

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Three Raccoons

Hob had managed to steal another nut from the largest horde of them all. Well it had been. Now there were a few hordes that were getting to be larger though they still were not among the largest of the hordes they were getting up there Hob chatted with Bob for a minute and Reginald as he ate the apple still very sad he wasn't allowed any more bird after choking on the bird bone shiv he'd been making like Bob had told him to. At least the apple was tasty. Hob nibbled on an apple of his own while Bob looked around to see which stash looked like it would be easy to raid. So far it seemed like nuthatch was still the safest bet, being very small and a bird the raccoons would be happy enough to try to grab out of the sky and eat.\

They weren't fussy about the fact the tiny bird would be little more than a mouthful for any one of them. He had to be worth at least one nut they figured, though they wouldn't let Reginald the third eat him despite his pouting as he'd likely choke on the tiny puff ball. After a bit of chittering back and forth Hob headed away from his two other brothers that were still guarding their stash to see if he could grab some another nut from Dart the Nuthatch. After all he had found someone elses horde so as far as they were concerned it was a safe bet to steal from the little feather pillow. After all what tiny bird actually needed that many nuts?

Hob slipped over to the birds pile as if he was going to walk right past it to the large felines stash which was smaller and near by, but on his way he made a grab for another nut.

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Square the Squirrel

Square had always thought her end would come in the jaws of a hungry badger, or from misjudging a leap from one oak to the next, but for a few terrible moments, she thought the actuality of death had just presented itself in the form of the sky caving in. With an almighty crack of her head, something very hard and very dense nearly knocked her out cold, and it certainly knocked her off her feet.

Square lay, dazed, with her legs frozen in a bizarre angle. Was she dead? What in the clouds above had just hit her?! Seeing little stars popping here and there, Square reached a tentative paw out, and grasped none other than a nut! And like that she was healed, jumping on her hind legs with delight, Square held the prized nut up high, feeling like some sort of Chosen One. What a day this was. She would never forget it. Although she might start thinking about fashioning herself a little protective head-cover, if nuts were likely to make a more regular habit of falling from the clouds.

In good spirits, and feeling certain that this nut from on high was a sign of good fortune to come, Square decided to once again chance taking a handful of nuts from the bird. Square had decided she wasn't going to leave the bird alone until she'd managed to have at least one successful robbery attempt. (Sorry Dart.)

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Round Five

Skwovet tries to steal two from Dart and succeeds!
Dart tries to steal two from Tenebrous but fails!
The Raccoons try to steal a nut from Dart but fail!
Square tries to steal two from Dart but fails!

CURRENT NUTBOARD

@Drifa: 17
@Nia: 15
@Fuin Elda: 16
@Lailthoron: 21-2=19
@A Son From Wish :11
@The King In Yellow: 21
@A Son From Amazon: 13+2=15
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Tenebrous, The Corrupter – 21 nuts

He’d taken a moment to reorient himself after successfully stealing away two more nuts, feeling proud of himself for his skills when a bird, a bird, tried to steal his nuts. How dare that bird steal what he stole! The dead squirrel bounced around in a furious rage. How dare some avian monstrosity try and pilfer his own ill-gotten gains! What was wrong with that bird? The squirrel opened his mouth and willow branches, gnarled, burned, and twisted, spilled out and reached skyward toward the bird, reaching with finger-like leaves for something to grab and pull. He screamed his rage then smiled evilly as he realized the bird had, in fact, failed to take any of his nuts. He bounded to them and caressed them with his white, worm-like tongue. If that bird wanted to fredegar around, it was gonna find out.

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Dart the Nuthatch, prince of nuts??, 19 nuts

Was it windy all of a sudden? A bunch of sticks blew toward the nuthatch and he hopped and flapped his little wings, darting around them. NO...those sticks were attached to something. Not something - someone!

That squirrel that looked like it had been eaten by a tree and then spit back out again! It looked almost dead...and Dart knew death. His parents had to dispose of the body of his poor nest-mate who had not made it past the first 4,662 feedings (approximately two weeks at an average rate of 333 feedings per day. No Dart did not know this number - he can’t count past 2, remember?) and said something about the body being "for the worms".

Determined to get more nuts than this...most frightening thing, Dart hatched a plan.

He flapped his way up and landed on the food-laden tree stump. Scooping up some wriggling worms in his beak, he then took off and swooped downward at Tenebrous, aiming to drop the worms on the thing (whatever the thing was Dart hasn’t decided). What a shame to lose such scrumptious looking worms. Hopefully the dead thing was occupied and the worms might now be munching on its remains already. Dart made a dash for Tenebrous’ pile again.

The nuthatch was far too busy with all this to notice if other critters tried to steal from him. If he knew, he might bossily insist they steal from Tenebrous because the tree-eaten-squirrel had a bigger nut pile than the nuthatch and that was just a crime against nature!

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Skwovet of the 15 Nuts

Skwovet’s cry of victory echoed around the wood. “Skwoooooooh!”

Overjoyed, she held her two new nuts aloft, one in each front paw. “Skwoooovet Skwoh!” She smiled a roguish smile.

Her plans were bearing fruit. Er, nuts. Though really, there were no plans to speak of. Except for the leafy disguise. She just had an inkling that she ought to keep doing what she had been doing when that voice had begun to speak to her. She hoped she was impressing it! For her next act, she would try stealing from that one skwirrel again. She covered herself in more leaves and slunk off toward Mister Black...

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Square, the Useless Robber - 15 nuts

How was the silly bird STILL avoiding Square's persistent theft attempts?! Square's stubbornness left her with no option. She started throwing whatever she could find at the bird in a desperate attempt to get him to leave his nut pile. It wasn't fair, practically everyone else had managed to steal nuts, but not Square.

She knew it was irrational, pursuing this one creature at the expense of all others, many of whom had growing piles of treasure themselves, but it was becoming something of an obsession now, which wasn't going to be laid to bed until an achieved robbery had occurred.

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Round Six
Tenebrous tries to steal 3 nuts from Dart and fails!
Dart tries stealing 2 nuts from Tenebrous and also fails!
(Dart and Tenebrous promptly have an argument.)
Skwovet tries to take 2 nuts from Mr Black and succeeds!
Square tries stealing 2 nuts from Dart and succeeds!

BONUS NUT TO THE BEST NUT RELATED PUNS IN THE NEXT ROUND!

CURRENT NUTBOARD

@Drifa: 17-2=15
@Nia: 15+2=17
@Fuin Elda: 16
@Lailthoron: 19-2=17
@A Son From Wish :11
@The King In Yellow: 21
@A Son From Amazon: 15+2=17
@MEOW: 6

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Square - the super-snatcher - Squirrel

Square's persistence with the bird had paid off. Success at last was hers!! This really went to show, that if at first you don't sucseed, keep trying and you walnut be disappointed. With triumphant glee (for the achievement caused her to momentarily lose her calm and cashewal demeanour), Square leapt in the air for joy, jumping so high, in fact, that she could well have been mistaken for an astronut. These two extra nuts took her total to 15+2!

Now Square wasn't much of a macademic, and nut that it really mattered, but she couldn't quite remember what numbers came after 15. However, she definitely had 15+2 nuts! Hoorah!

Now. Where to next?

She watched the weird dead-thing (Tenebrous) for a while, and scratched her head. She edged a bit closer, and hid behind a small sapling. Pecan through the leaves, it was clear he certainly had the largest nut-pile now, but Square had to admit she wasn't particularly enthused with the idea of going near that thing. However, just as she was about to turn to another victim instead, she heard Papa Squirrel's famous last words: "No, pine, no gain". And with that, he had climbed to the top of the highest pine tree in the forest, and disappeared, never to be seen again. He couldn't have fallen to his death, because Mama Squirrel was always clear that she would cashew if you ever fell. So Square had always assumed instead that he'd simply found enough nuts to last a lifetime up there, and just never fancied venturing back down (or sharing the hoard).

So with this inspiring story in mind, and because Square likes big nuts (and she cannut lie), she decided to give it a crack...

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Skwovet of the 17 Nuts

Skwovet didn’t pause to shellebrate her two new nuts. This was getting to be serious business. It was no longer acorny little game of doofy woodland critters. An unstoppable impulse to thieve and pilfer and plunder had seized her. She was growing more and more confident in her skills all the time - so much so that a life of crime was now pecan her interest! She didn’t even nutice the numbness which had spread throughout her entire body anymore. All she knew was that she needed more. More! MORE!

“Swovket skwoh! Skwoh skwovet!” she trilled. (Tr: “I pecan get more nuts! I walnut give up!”)

She shoved her new nuts into her cheeks - betel safe than sorry - and moved stealthily (well, as stealthily as she could) across the forest floor once more. No strategy she’d yet tried could hold a candlenut to her leaf disguise, so she did it again. The feeling of being surrounded by dry leaves was a delightful palm on her typical neuroses; it calmed her and gave her a sense of purpose. No more would she beat her head fruitlessly against the walnut of failure! She would deposit her new finds in her cashew of delectable nuts in a bit… Meanwhile, that other skwirrel seemed quite distracted… Oh, there would be a glorious shellebration later if she managed to take these next two!

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Tenebrous, the Corrupter – 21 Nuts

That bird was trying to steal from him! What?! The possessed squirrel was so offended, so flustered, so indignant, that he forgot he was in the process of stealing nuts from the bird. Irony and hypocrisy were lost on a creature that could spurt demonic willow branches from his mouth and had been a dried, desiccated corpse not six months ago. When being reconstructed and ready to house an evil spirit, rhetoric and understand were not high on the list. Greed and indignation at the sight of the good and the pure though? That the squirrel had been gifted in spades! He screeched and roared and hissed. He would have spat if he could, but his mouth was full of nuts he had stolen… wait, no. He stopped and felt around his cavernous mouth. There were no nuts. Why were there no nuts? He shook a tiny, willow branch enhanced fist at the bird and darted back to the bird’s ample stash. He had the largest stash of nuts, but he was greedy. He wanted them all! He wanted to use the to corrupt the forest creatures. It was already working on the cute doofy one. She had gone from a silly, innocent disasterpiece to a silly, evil disasterpiece. Perhaps he could begin to corrupt the bird as well? His sickly, eldritch yellow eyes rolled around sickeningly in the hollow sockets of his skull. Yes, yes that would do just fine.

Wait… why was that squirrel trying to steal his nuts?! Again, the dead squirrel screeched like a rusty gate hinge and bounded, not to intercept, but to steal the nuts of the squirrel who dared try and steal from him! He skittered across the cornucopia of berries, accidently getting one stuck in his throat and began trying to wolf down as many nuts as he could. It was good thing he was dead and couldn’t breathe, otherwise this berry would be a very serious chocking hazard

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Three Raccoons

Hob failed. How could he possibly have failed? It's not like Dart was a tough nut to crack, but there was nutting to do about it now but try again. Hob sat pouting over this issue and looking over the other various stashes that were about.

It was now very obvious though that Dart the Nuthatch was no longer king of the cashews but the weird yellow eyed twig squirrel. He would go after that horde again, he'd stolen from it ONCE already perhaps he'd get lucky and manage it again. He chattered at Bob who was on the far side of the log covered in the food stuffs than he was and saw Bob happily wave his birb leg shiv to let him know that he was on defending their smallish horde.

With that Hob headed for the angry twig squirrels horde. Once there there he saw the squirrel was acting nuts as always from other people attempting to steal from him, Hob gave a little smile he would get even madder if Hob managed to pull of this nut job, from the Nut Job.

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Round 7
Square tries to take 2 nuts from Tenebrous but fails.
Skwovet tries stealing 2 from Square but fails.
Tenebrous attempts to take 3 from Square but fails.
The raccoons try taking 1 from Tenebrous and succeed!

A BONUS NUT TO SQUARE, for “I like big nuts and I cannut lie”. It falls out of the sky onto your head.

CURRENT NUTBOARD

@Drifa: 15
@Nia: 17+1=18
@Fuin Elda: 16+1=17
@Lailthoron: 17
@A Son From Wish :11
@The King In Yellow: 21-1=20
@A Son From Amazon: 17
@MEOW: 6
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Three Raccoons

Hob came back with his bounty of one nut, they were gaining and eventually they would eat all of the nuts. Yes that was the plan eating them not storing them. Storing them was for suckers. Why they hadn't managed to eat all these nuts so far was a bit beyond Hob but something was clearly stopping them because every time he tried to chew on the nut it was like there was some sort of... hand of the valar that said. No.

Bob and Reginald also had noticed this issue as well and they were now all sitting around trying to figure out how to kill a valar so that they could eat their horde of nuts. They figured they would need something a bit more substantial than a bird leg bone shiv for that. Maybe they would need to kill an eagle, or get a bear to help... OR.... They looked at the weird twig squirrel (Tenebrous) that they were stealing from... Maybe they could kill a valar with him. For now though they would need to get more nuts. After all 17 nuts was not enough for the three of them. They would need to get the twig squirrels attention, and perhaps they could talk it into helping them kill the valar or whatever it was that was keeping them from actually eating the darn nuts.

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Tenebrous, the Corrupter – 20 nuts

This was nut going well. Wait. No, this was nut going… Nut. No! Stop thinking nut. This little thief competition was getting to the dead squirrel. Something deep in the randomly firing neurons of the squirrel’s brain was starting to autocorrect everything Tenebrous was trying to do. This macadamia… no, ahem… malarkey was not going to fly. The powerful allure of the nuts was starting to get to him. He was pining for nuts in a way he’d never imagined. What was going on with him? He was a servant of the Witch-King of Angmar! How could he, the corrupter, be brought low by going nuts for nuts? As he stated, this was nut going… forget it.

“Hey you little peanut brain!!” the dead squirrel’s voice was shrill and angry as he watched his hoard being violated by the hands of trash pandas. Trash pandas!! The indignation was almond too much to endure… dammit! “This walnut stand! If I cashew anywhere near my nuts I’ll turn your little brother into a willow garden!” he didn’t even realize that everything he was saying was some sort of nut pun. Honestly he was so pistachio’ed at this point… eh, pissed off that is, he didn’t even care. He wanted to gorge on nuts. He wanted to crush his enemies, see them driven before him, and to hear the lamentation of their women, and eat all their nuts like the glutton he truly was!

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Skwovet of the 17 Nuts

The leaves had FAILED HER. Skwovet glanced around the woods in desperation. “Skwovet Skwovet Skwoh??” (Tr: “Why, leaves? Why??”)

She watched, amused, as a nut fell out of the sky and bonked the skwirrel from whom she'd tried to steal (Square) on the head. Hah! Served that one right, getting a nut when Skwovet had acquired none.

Satisfying as that was to watch, it did nothing to augment her nut count. Skwovet skampered back to her stash of nuts and checked in on them, much as a mother skwirrel will check on its sleeping children to make sure they’re safe and sound. Skwovet couldn’t count, of course, so she satisfied herself with ensuring no other critters were creeping about her little hiding place.

Who would she target next? The skwirrel made of old skin and sticks? No… she felt a strange connection with that one. Also, it was creepy as nuts. Best leave it alone. The big cat? No, that thing could maul her with one paw tied behind its back. But the birb still had a lot of nuts. Birbs deserved to have things stolen from them, what with the way they flew about and pecked at skwirrels sometimes! Skwovet let out the fiercest battle cry of which she was capable, then ran up a tree and launched herself toward Dart's nuts in an aerial attack.

“Skwoh Skwoh Skwooooh!”

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Dart the Nuthatch, crownless and merciless nut-theft victim, 17 nuts

The war between Dart and Tenebrous seemed to be at a stalemate.

Worm attack: failure?? (didn’t seem to deter Tenebrous at all - maybe Dart’s aim missed or the worms all slithered away)

Next attack: pending… (stay tuned)

Dart would not let the good-for-nothing pile of rotting flesh take away his crown! There was a long winter ahead and he needed those nuts to survive!! How else would his feathers shine the brightest to woo a nuthatch-ladybird?

“Tereep tereep tereep!” he trilled a fierce little battle cry and fluttered forth to the burgeoning pile of nuts even as his own seemed to be steadily dwindling.

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(OOC: everyone's nut puns were genius and hilarious! props to you all!)

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Round 8
Raccoons try filching one nut from Tenebrous and NARROWLY succeed!
Tenebrous tries to steal 2 from Tevildo but fails - distracted by those raccoons, who have just fled with one of his nuts
Skwovet tries to take 2 from Dart but fails!
Dart attempts stealing a nut from Tenebrous and succeeds!

The leaderboard is now looking tight with Square, Raccoons, Dart and Tenebrous all with 18 nuts!!

CURRENT NUTBOARD

@Drifa: 15
@Nia: 18
@Fuin Elda: 17+1=18
@Lailthoron: 17+1=18
@A Son From Wish :11
@The King In Yellow: 20-2 =18
@Tarawen: 17
@MEOW: 6
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Three Raccoons

Ahhh yes sweet sweet success. of course now that they were nearing the top of the pile (there were a bunch of them here now it seemed) it was likely that more would try to come for their horde which they still couldn't consume because they hadn't managed to kill whatever valar was keeping them from eating their ill gotten goods. They chattered back and forth as Hob returned with his ill gotten good and decided who they would go after next. They might as well get as many as they could and before they overly annoyed the willow squirrel demon thing. After all, what was the point of throwing a thing like that at a valar if they didn't have all the nuts?

They decided that perhaps it would be smart to go after the large cat after all what was the point of a cat having nuts? It's not like they particularly enjoyed eating nuts, they ate meat. Which of course meant that stealing from the cat would likely put them at risk since well. They were made of meat. Yes this would be a daring theft indeed. Hob stood up and decided it was time indeed to take the risk and steal from the large feline.

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Tenebrous, the Corrupter – 18 nuts

One mind you’re on top of the world, you have all the nuts your gluttonous little willow heart can want, the next you’re back among the plebs, trying to steal to survive by drinking rainwater out of a rusty gutter. Ain’t that just the way it goes? What the hell was wrong with him? When did he sound like a fat cat gangster? Tenebrous was desperate need of nuts, otherwise he might go (yes I’m gonna say it) nuts. The trash pandas had outsmarted him once again, twice in a row now! He might as well just give them away now for all the use his undead saliva was doing. Did he have to reset that particular trap every single time someone tried to steal from him? Or did he need a better trap? Fine. Fine! Tenebrous apparently was going to have a work to make sure his nuts were protected. He was beginning to think he should use another word for nuts in regards to protecting them because there were a hundred euphemisms he could accidently stump upon and find himself Yank (yes I know what I’m doing) into a hole. He dug a hole deep enough to trap the garbage bandits then covered up the hole with a patchwork of leaves over a stick grid. Would this work? That would be nice, Tenebrous wasn’t sure of the mechanics of this game would allow it but he had to fill his time up somehow. Now that that trap was set though, he could focus on his goal of stealing everyone else’s nuts. The birb, the raccoons, they were all his archrivals. He needed to steal from them and make them come to him so he could trap them and eat them. Wait, was he still a meat eater or had this game effected his mind so much that he was back to be an herbivore? This was the worst!

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Square, the Sky-Nut Magnet - 18 nuts

She'd been intently working out exactly when to time her pounce onto the horrifying dead-squirrel's large pile of nuts, that she was completely oblivious to all else around her. Had she been paying a little more attention, she might even have spotted the rapidly growing shadow from on high, as a spinning, speeding nut flew earth-wards, making an bee-line for Square's little head (which was quite impressive, as it involved dodging several branches from the canopy above).

BAM!!!

It landed with a satisfying crunch (not very satisfying for Square) on Square's head, once again knocking her squarely off her feet, and causing her to face-plant, legs splayed, in a mushy pile of leaves. Unsurprisingly, her dizziness left it impossible to successfully steal any nuts. What on earth was going on? What had hit her this time?! But there it was - shining in a rare patch of sunlight - it was another nut!

The sky was quite literally raining nuts today. She's never in all her many moons experienced such a phenomenon. "IT'S RAINING NUTS!" she cried with glee (to the tune of The Weather Girls' top hit, obvs), scooping the nut up and ignoring her throbbing head. Time to fashion a helmet, there was no time to lose. She found the biggest thing she could, which happened to be a giant conker, and as quickly as she could she gnawed out half of it, hollowing it nicely. She plonked it onto her head, and then went about finding the longest weeds and grassy stalks she could, which she used to fasten the conker onto her head as robustly as possible. There. Perfect, ready for all the sky-nuts in the world. She chuckled to herself at the silliness of the other creatures, whose heads would surely soon be aching.

Attempting to steal 2 nuts from the Three Raccoons!

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Mister Black (Mirkwood Squirrel)

Mister Black (with colorful bark (kite) still stuck in his fur) was in a tizzy. The creatures in the forest were running amok, like a bunch of crafty Artful Dodger's, thieving and pillaging. The black squirrel had run up and down his Willow so many times (making sure that his stash was safe) that he had created a regular trail leading up to his den - no more secrecy. And with so many alarming "kuks" and "quas" , his voice was raw from the effort. And even with all his efforts, some of his nuts had been stolen right out from under his nose!!

This called for war!

Mister Black attempts to take 3 nuts from, Square.

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Skwovet, Still of the 17 Nuts

SPLAT! Skwovet crashed, belly-down, into the forest floor several feet away from the bird’s nut stash. Fortunately, there was a pile of leaves nearby. Unfortunately, she had missed that entirely and landed on the bare earth.

The wind was knocked out of her, and her vision (which had recently become a bit hazy, shadowy, and menacing) was impeded by several flickering, dancing stars. “Skwoooohh?” she gasped.

She rolled over onto her back and lay there, dizzy and still, for several minutes, contemplating life. What was life? What was the point of the endless struggle for nuts and hibernation spots? Should she go on? Could she go on, in her current state? That one skwirrel (Square) seemed to be having a tough time, too - though it had fashioned itself a rather handsome helmet instead of getting all existential.

These were the deepest thoughts Skwovet had ever thought. When she could breathe normally again at last, she crawled slowly off to find a place to hide and think more deep thoughts. If she stumbled across a nut or two along the way, so be it.

Going to hide and possibly taking two nuts from Mr. Black
she/her | Esta tierra no es mía, soy de la nocheósfera.

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Round 9

Raccoons try stealing a nut from Tevildo and succeed!
Tenebrous tries stealing 2 nuts from Fwirl but fails!
Square tries to take 2 nuts from the Raccoons and succeed!
Mr Black tries reclaiming 3 nuts from Square and succeeds! What a heist! but:
Skwovet tries to take 2 nuts from Mr Black and also succeeds!

CURRENT NUTBOARD

@Drifa: 15+3-2=16
@Nia: 18+2-3=17
@Fuin Elda: 18+1-2=17
@Lailyn: 18
@Moriel :11
@Wildchild: 18
@Tarawen: 17+2=19
@MEOW: 6-1=5
she/her/this goose is on fire
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Mister Black (Mirkwood Squirrel)

Mister Black (with colorful bark (kite) still stuck in his fur) sat on his hind legs with his nose twitching and his tail flicking. He was on his guard. He was able to pinch a few nuts from an unsuspecting squirrel but in doing so, got 2 nuts pinched from his own stash. He sat looking about not knowing what direction he should take next. He had been successful the last time, so why not try stealing from that unsuspecting squirrel again, he suddenly thought. But what about the squirrel that pinched his nuts? Maybe he should seek revenged and try and get his nuts back. Two nuts was a big loss at any time, not just in the long Winter time. His mind made up, he speed off. He knew the smell of those two nuts, and he was going to find them and get them back.

Mister Black attempts to take 3 nuts from, Skwovet.

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