Menagerie Apr 21, 2020 22:31:50 GMT -6
Post by Karon on Apr 21, 2020 22:31:50 GMT -6
The variety of life in the mortal worlds continued to be amazing to Zhida. She knew of the different peoples of the galaxy, of course, she'd meet many of them in Otherworld after they'd passed. What surprised her was the animal life. There were some creatures native to Heaven and Hell aside from ogres, of course, but a single planet had more different species than both those realms combined. Earth, with all its different environments, was a particularly good example of this. Somehow, Zhida hadn't considered that the worlds' wildlife would be as varied as their civilized life, but so it was.
Now, Zhida wouldn't call herself an animal lover, but she was a lover of learning, and this was an area where her knowledge was lacking. So when she was able to take a break from her and Karon's (largely unsuccessful, if we're being honest) ghost hunting, she went exploring West City. There were plenty of birds, and a couple of different kinds of rodents scampering about, eating whatever crumbs of food people left behind. She ran across several people walking different breeds of dog, and exactly one person walking an uncooperative cat. All these observations were jotted down in her notebook, like she did with all the new things encountered in the mortal worlds. Karon made fun of her for being so studious, but she kept on anyway.
Eventually, she arrived at the treasure trove of animal knowledge: a pet shop. Zhida was awed. People could just go and buy whatever animals they liked? They didn't have to catch them? Amazing! She eagerly went inside to see what they had. There were no dogs or cats here, but plenty of every other kind of pet imaginable. There was an aquarium section full of fish, a central area with things like rabbits, hamsters, and ferrets, a particularly noisy corner with all kinds of birds, and even some more exotic creatures, like Arcosian reptiles that had to be kept in refrigerated tanks. Zhida flitted from one cage or tank to the next, bursting with excitement and scribbling notes all the while.
Zhida's PL: 5,000 (Base)