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Mmmmmmmmmmmmm...

A wonderful aroma wafts through the air, making headway towards your nose as you inhale deeply, relaxed in your current state. What is that smell? There's an earthy undertone to it, over which you can smell herbs—Rosemary, thyme, and... ooh, is that garlic? Yes, there's just a hint of garlic mixed in there, too. And what else? A strange, tasty scent that you can't identify... The secret ingredient, perhaps? A breath of vegetable broth and olive oil suggest to you that, conceivably, there is a pot of soup being cooked nearby.

As if to make sure the pleasant fragrance wasn't just something your subconscious cooked up in a dream, you open your eyes slowly and carefully. Soft, yellow light is streaming onto your face and chest, and you blink it off tiredly. Rubbing your eyes, you sit up and survey your surroundings.

You seem to be in some sort of room. Before you woke up, you were laying on a cushy, green-and-white polka-dotted couch, which was actually rather comfortable. The walls are painted a beautiful green, not unlike that of a deep forest. That aroma is still wafting towards your nose, and you turn your head from the green walls to the source of the tantalizing smell, which happens to be a rather large cooking pot.

Standing next to the pot, stirring what you assume to be the soup, is a happy-looking, light green canine. Her cream-colored wings are neatly folded at her sides, and she seems as if she doesn't notice you. As you sit back down on the couch, she looks up at you, smiling.

Ah, you're finally awake! she declares, adding something to her soup.I thought you'd never wake up! The canine giggles and stirs the contents of the pot at the same time.

Where are you? You don't remember knocking on the door of this canine's house. In fact, you don't even remember ever seeing her before. As if she senses your bewilderment, she answers a few of the questions rolling around inside your head.

I found you lying on the ground in my forest," she says casually, still stirring her soup.You were sleeping out there. Now... I know the moss out there is comfortable and fuzzy, but... what in the name of mushrooms were you doing there?

You know she can tell that the question stumps you by the look on her face. She laughs warmly, shrugging off the question.

Oh, well. It doesn't really matter how you got here. What really matters is that you're here in the first place. And while you are... she glances down at her soup and back at you, and you realize that she probably knows how tasty it smells.Would you like to try some soup?



The Canine

Name: Rhist
Pronounced:Wrist
Nickname: None

Gender: Female
Species: Canine
Height: 3'5 at shoulder on four legs
Age: Around 19.5 human years

Love: Kohinor
Obsession: Mushrooms
Occupation: Making mushroom soup and other goodies for random passersby.
Personality: Calm, kind, curious, innocent, fiercely loyal
Quirks: Often speaks about emotions before thinking, thinks out loud.

Pelt: Light green with white-green spots
Brush: Speckled
Eyes: Dark Green
Wings: Cream-colored secondary feathers, light-green primaries.

Abilities: Can read the emotions of others by gazing into their eyes.


Reference sheet:







Cookbook

On the counter next to where Rhist is standing is what looks like a thick, worn-out cookbook. You can tell that the particular pages it's open to have been used many, many times. It's ripped on one corner, and something appears to have been spilled on it many times. Soup, perhaps? Turning your head curiously, you see a picture of a mushroom on the page Rhist is looking at. She runs a finger along the worn-out list of ingredients and absentmindedly adds something else to the soup.

That's my cookbook," she announces, tapping it with one hand.A lot of the pages are blank, but all of the recipes I've ever made are in this book. She giggles, and adds softly,even the ones that were, uh... unsuccessful. Unsuccessful? Hmm.

The canine leafs through the book, picking out random recipes and telling you their names.See here? We have 'Rhist and Aya's magnificent mushmallows.' Aya loves marshmallows, and I love mushrooms, so it was only natural that we tried to put them together! Seeing the look of confusion on your face, Rhist snickers.I'll tell you more about Aya and the rest of my friends and family later. She continues flipping through the book, shouting out a few more random recipes.Here's the recipe for my orange-glazed scones... and, of course, my famous mushroom soup. And when I say famous... I really mean it. I get people in here from all around Shukumei --no, make that just from all around... There are some people who appear from out of Shukumei, too –who come to my home to taste some of this soup. She smiles at you, looking a bit embarrassed.It's uh... quite tasty, if I may say so myself.



Mushrooms

Now, besides making soup, I mainly spend my time looking for mushrooms," Rhist explains.It's predicted that there are about, eh... a little more than 1.5 million species of mushrooms in Shukumei. So far I've recorded about a thousand, which is still quite a bit! This forest is full to the gills with mushrooms. Someday I hope to record a LOT more, but... I almost doubt that I'll be able to. Rhist chuckles and continues.Now, I use the term 'mushroom' rather loosely. While the most common occurrence of mushrooms in Shukumei that I've seen so far have stems and gills, plenty of them are just... blobs. Mushrooms--or... fungi, I guess you could call them--can grow in all sorts of places. Some of them are parasites, which obviously means they can attach to a living organism and, well... live off of it. But most of them are decomposers--they live off of decaying wood and dead... stuff. Rhist smiles shyly, looking a bit embarassed.I hope I'm not boring you... if you like, I can skip all this talk of mushrooms and we can continue on with something else.

Slowly, you shake your head back and forth in a "no".

Alright, then. Tell me if I get boring! Rhist laughs again, and you can tell that she doesn't find this subject boring at all.

Although many mushrooms are edible, most of them are poisonous. Well... in Shukumei, there are quite a few mushrooms with magical properties, as well. I'm not going to go really in-depth about mushrooms, but there are so many different colors and sizes and shapes! Some are beadlike and hang from strings; others grow from stalks and have gills; others are what I like to call "puffballs," because they grow in ball-like forms. Some have the appearance of brains, some look like bits of coral, others look like cups... And the list goes on and on and on! Rhist looks delighted, so you smile too as to not upset her happiness.

My favorite kind of mushroom, though, has got to be the Amantia Muscaria, which is also called the Fly Agaric. It's poisonous, but... so beautiful. Especially the rainbow variety... it almost begs you to lick it. The canine giggles softly as she says this, as if there's some inside joke about this particular kind of mushroom.In fact... I actually know someone who tried to eat them once. Ah, so that was what the giggling was about. You decide not to pry further in hopes that she'll tell you more about this person later.

But, in terms of edible mushrooms... I must say I love the Chanterelle mushroom's flavor. In fact, I use it in my soup. They need to be cooked for a long time, though, which is why the soup is taking so long to cook. She absentmindedly stirs the soup as she says this.I also use Boletes and Morels in my soup, which is what gives it that earthy scent you may or may not have smelled before. I assure you, though, that the soup doesn't taste earthy at all! If you've ever tried a mushroom before, you'll know what they taste like... but even if you haven't, I think you'll like the soup.

Rhist walks over near the sink, reaches up into one of the cupboards, and pulls out what looks like a mushroom.This," she says in a proud manner,is a Chanterelle mushroom. She holds out the mushroom to you and you take it in your hand, grasping its stem softly. It looks so fragile, but you know that it wouldn't really matter if it broke. Slowly, you run your finger over the top of the mushroom. It's smooth and dry, like a baby's skin, and you feel as if you want to pop it in your mouth. Resisting that urge, you hand it back to the canine and brush off the dirt from the mushroom on your pants.



Friends and Family

If you'd like, I can tell you a bit about my friends and family, Rhist says, grinning. They're all pretty nice people, once you get to know them. smiling, Rhist takes out a little booklet and flips it open to the first page. It has a little scribbling on it, presumably of Rhist herself, and above that scribbling, in neat, beautiful handwriting that you assume ot be Rhist's, it says "My friends and family."

Sokket: Like most people I meet, Sokket just wandered aimlessly into my forest one day. Apparently he's actually died once, and when he woke up he didn't remember much of anything. I know that sounds weird, but... Rhist smiles. If you saw him in real life, you'd believe me. She smiles, shrugging her shoulders, and continues. He was also short of a few limbs and a shoulder, which were replaced by metal legs and a metal shoulder. I guess he hopes that his memory loss is not a permanent condition, so he wanders around looking for something-- although I guess he's not exactly sure what that something is... Rhist pauses, looking down at her pot of soup for a moment. We get along pretty well, I think. He can be a little overoptomistic at times, but the little guy is just happy to be alive, I guess.

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Kohinor: Rhist flips the page again, and when she sees this scribble a big smile sweeps across her face. My relationship with Koh began when I came across him in my forest, about to eat a clump of poisonous mushrooms. I guess you could say I saved his life, which is... amazing to both of us. She pauses, as if contemplating whether or not to continue further. Soon after," she continues, we both felt a strange feeling within our chests... and later we discovered that it was love. Rhist looks a bit embarassed, but she still continues. Our relationship is uh... rather strong, despite the fact that Koh pften gets pulled back to his strange island in Verloren called Elderige.
Rhist shrugs. That's really all I have to say about Koh for now.

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STORY TIEM

Rhist doesn't feel like telling you right now. Come back later!



Love

Kohinor is one awesome dude you know it's true right??? ;D and he and rhist will have MEGABABIEZ you know it gahlfriend. kohinor is one awesome dude you know it's true right??? ;D and he and rhist will have MEGABABIEZ you know it gahlfriend. kohinor is one awesome dude you know it's true right??? ;D and he and rhist will have MEGABABIEZ you know it gahlfriend. kohinor is one awesome dude you know it's true right??? ;D and he and rhist will have MEGABABIEZ you know it gahlfriend. kohinor is one awesome dude you know it's true right??? ;D and he and rhist will have MEGABABIEZ you know it gahlfriend. kohinor is one awesome dude you know it's true right??? ;D and he and rhist will have MEGABABIEZ you know it gahlfriend.







Adoptables

Adoptable Rules:
-The basic adoptable rules apply here.
-Unless you have a reference sheet of some sort (which DOESN'T include adopts others have made), you won't get an adoptable.
-NO overly complicated designs. If you don't know what that means, try it out.

Trades and adopts are closed for now... sorry!

Falling Set:


Put the full name of your character where it says "NAMEHERE". If there is a space in your character's name, addan underscore where the space would be.


Thisk
Xayam
Pandako
Phantasmyr
Kohinor
Shimanka
Lunuhris
Lunuhr
Leon
Jahz
Daeziell




Prancing Set: Put the real, full name of your character where is says "NAMEHERE".

Rhist
Sinitrax
Nytern
Sulvis
Durnfall
Lunuhr
Lunuhris
Daeziell
Shimanka
Rysalka
Ardelis
Asiphir
Echoferra
Emsohl
Enteite
Khyn
Kinovu
Rysalka
Laizjan
Nehbula
Noxir
Phantasmyr
Roqshaina
Tahn_08
Xayam
Tiqilo
_Graywolf_
PukiQX
Alekseai
SrUva
_Couri_
Rajakro
Swiftkill
Nosah
Koffycino
Evangale
Interlope
Nimbustratous
Momoteru
D1co
C1rcuit
Emsohl
CanialisticRainows
Catorii
LordZerosu
Wed
Dyeth
_FullBreedMurderer_
Nherd
_Forest_02
SkylarKoss
Shadowliier
Ghostiel
Rainshtorm
Luboc
Intoxicable
Ilfe
Auwery
Alejain
Aituke
MagnumAttraction
FyreFlick
Caropeke

Sprites


Customs: 56

YAY! Weee!! Rhist Can't catch me! x3 Where do you go? Rain, Rain, go away... Rhist Meep! Please take me home! Forever Running zomg kno way
Thanks, Jenryu! I'm Rhist! Adopt a Lupe at Sulvis' page! Made by Initial Grrr.. SCOOT Mushrooms! XD Photobucket Zarvellah





Art of Rhist by others!

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Farewell!

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Lots of thanks to Katie for help with the intro paragraph! ;3
And a HUGE thank you to Toe for helping me fix my coding!


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