Vellichor #8 (Modded Minecraft)

So, a lot has been happening and I didn’t post in over a month, but hey, I’m back and I have actually been playing in the meanwhile. So, previously, I had named a bunch of animals and I got two wonderful cockatrices. I also forgot to mention that I renamed the cows’ collars, so all of them have names now.

Starting off, I organized all of my items. It took a while, but I now have farm stuff next to the farm, stone and ores next to the mine, and an area for miscellaneous items. I also got overly excited about making a bestiary, so I ended up using all of the manuscripts on it. In case you don’t know, a bestiary is a sort of collection of facts about mythical creatures, and in the Ice and Fire mod, you can add more passages to it using manuscripts.

I went for a bit over to the swamp for, well, I actually have no idea, I probably just wanted to see what was in that direction. I ran all the way to the end of the swamp and kept going until I found another even further from home. I then saw some really pretty birds. They looked sort of like golden eagles except darker and sleeker. Being my extremely gullible self, I approached them and

was immediately met by a barrage of feathers in my face. It took me a full five minutes to kill one of them, at which point the flock dispersed, leaving me with seventeen stymphalian bird feathers (Apparently stymphalian birds are in Greek mythology, and are really hard to spell properly). That was not very fun, so I returned home to my bestiary.

After a few minutes of reading, I decided I wanted a pixie. I made a jar and set off towards the dark oak forest in search of the magical fairies (I realize there are some differences between pixies and fairies, but I’m going to use the terms interchangeably). However, I failed to read the part where it said they spawn in fairy villages and those are incredibly rare. Somehow, my brief quest to find a pixie turned into a long journey all the way to the ocean, over a thousand blocks away from home.

At this point, I decided to focus on exploring as much as possible and finding some loot to bring home. I found the village where I was killed by a fire dragon, but the dragon was nowhere to be seen. I waited until nighttime when fire dragons supposedly return to their dens, but it never arrived, so I looted the den. There was a lot of gold and cobwebs, but I did manage to procure two more manuscripts to aid my addiction. I don’t know why the loot was so bad, but I assume the designers wanted the dragon to be the main source so players couldn’t just burrow under the chests and get the loot that way (which is what I did for the cyclops).

I decided this meant the place was safe, so I double checked the village for any goods and stumbled upon a cyclops in a ravine. The guy was just chilling at the bottom, so I didn’t think twice when my cockatrice ran over to the side to stare at him (she wasn’t being weird, that’s one of her attacks). Due to her hyperactivity, she sort of… fell. It was going alright before that, but she got cocky (pun intended but regretted) and ran into the giant, gaping hole in the ground and died.

After that scarring event, I decided I had nothing left to live for and just swam into the open ocean. Miraculously, this was the one time a sea serpent wasn’t around. I continued swimming until I came to a weird palace/temple structure. There was creepy laughter coming from inside it, so I thought that it wouldn’t be the best idea to go inside. I ignored it and went into the ocean to get some kelp since I didn’t have any at home.

I then saw a cool sea horse looking creature. A hippocampus! I fed it as much kelp as I could until it was tamed and I got an achievement. It was quite deep in the water, so it took me a few minutes to lure it into a bay with more kelp. I also learned that when tamed, hippocampi don’t sit down or follow you like other tamed mobs. I ended up hollowing out an area for the hippocampus to stay until I got a saddle from home.

Taming a hippocampus made me feel a lot better about my cockatrice hen’s death, so I went home to get a saddle. I almost got roasted alive by a green fire dragon on the way back, but I managed to avoid it. Rather alarmingly, my male cockatrice, who I also brought along, went missing somewhere between me escaping the green dragon and reaching home. Before, this was just because the cockatrice refused to teleport after you reached a certain distance away from it, so I’m hoping to find him when I go back for the hippocampus.

This post was a lot longer than my previous ones, the reason being I was a bit preoccupied with school and tests, so I just waited until I had enough time and willpower to actually write. Also, I have no idea why I didn’t make proper titles to these posts, but I don’t think there’s any use changing the naming convention now.

Also, Happy Pride Month everyone!

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