And if you weren't thinking that - you're about to find out anyway.
First, however, I shall share these last pictures that I managed to salvage from before things went pear-shaped.
Here on the island you can see Marlika and her father Aurn soaking up some sun with my friendly Grendel, (whose name I have forgotten - bad SpringRain!). Could it be that Marlika was really stressed throughout her life to become an elder so soon? Or maybe it's that Aurn can't age. I don't really know. His son Chocolate didn't show any signs of age either.
I didn't think to check their stress levels in the science kit, though I'm fairly content to let nature take its course as long as my elderly Norns are still happy and healthy. I'm not sure there's a lot one can do to reduce the stress of some Norns. XD Apart from separating them and making sure they have peaceful time to themselves, which I already do as much as possible. This is a nice piccy to have as a memento of them. :3
Chrissie decided to join in the silver haired gals as well. She is pretty easy to tell apart with her dark colouing. Still, for a second I didn't know who it was! She enjoyed staying close to the warm fire in the kitchen and from there I couldn't get her to move. It reminded me of the way a cat or a dog likes to stretch out by the fireside. I did inject a fan CoB to cool my creatures down. Sometimes when they play with the oven CoB which comes with a fire, they get too hot very quickly.
Yes, fellow. From here on out, all the other Norns are going to be males. That was the last female you are going to see for a while. =^_^= (Apart from Bellis, whom I will bring in later. She's older than all these little spring foals though, so I'll wait 'till they are around the same age as her before leading her in).
This is our next charming creature. He looks like an adult since he popped out like this from his egg, beard and all! But he is a baby in the body of a grown-up so I needed to teach him just like all my other pint sized cuties. His Santa Norn features hopefully won't be a problem as I've installed the '97 version of them now. I'm not sure if I'll let him have any offspring but that's an issue best left until a later time and place.
Crimson whizzed through his words using the Encyclopedia Nornica and he must have developed a taste for learning because he then travelled up the lift to play with the computer. After emptying the honey pot, he travelled back down and discovered a CoB which I have quite a fondness for...tasty pink lemonade! It always makes me thirsty watching my Norns drink this. I wish I had one of these machines.
Me neither. =^w^=
Last but not least, we have Wiff! He has the interesting reddish hue similar to Marlika, though it probably makes sense because they do share the same mother (Dawn). I just love watching a new baby crawling around the world. They're so cute and stumbly! Hehehe. Oh yeah - see that thing next to the P.L. vendor? That's the fan I mentioned earlier that keeps my Norns nice and cool.
Frodo and Sam do seem to be friends but they don't stay together all the time. Frodo went exploring as all young Norns like to after they are free from their lessons. Eventually he met up with Pommes back in the garden...but he didn't seem all that happy. Poor Pommes. Lol.
Crimson meanwhile, has gone as far as the island before coming back to the apple tree (the Grendel Treehouse) to crunch on some of the sweet fruits. He really likes to explore. It wasn't until I saw him here against the sort of dark background that I realised he has Horse/Chocolate Norn arms. They are dark because Chrissie and Aurn have dark coats.
I then floated off to spend some time playing with Sam, who is also a big sweetie. He was reaching up to try to get the Hand and it was a good pic opportunity. You can really see his Mother's Banana Norn legs clearly here. They don't look bad with his other features though, and add a bit of interest to his appearance. Plus, he makes it easy to tell him apart from the other Norns.
Whoa, Crimson must have reindeer somewhere in him because he certainly gallops around Albia. :D He's got an illness from exploring here and there though. Sadly, not fast enough to escape the nasty antigen 0. :( But we have plenty of bananas to feed him so he's making a nice recovery. I was thinking about this as I took this screenshot: is there a way give your Norns in C1 a little vaccine or something by injecting them or exposing them to a tiny amount of each antigen? Do Norns' immune systems overcome things faster if they caught it once already? Just something I pondered about. Maybe someone has already made this kind of CoB. Only, I have just a handful of Norns here and were they all to get sick at one time, my goal of reaching a higher generation with them would be ended.