On a fluke, me and my boyfriend decided to sign up for a program
called the Early Adopter's Program. In doing so, we were to be put 'in a hat' hopefully to
be one of the 250 chosen participants. Well, I lucked out!! What this entailed was my
receiving a copy of Cyberlife's Creatures before it went to the American public in July.
In doing this, I agreed to give my opinions on the game and offer suggestions as I saw
fit. Also, whether required or not, I decided to keep track of how my progress in the game
went. writing little journals each day on what me and Ken did with our Norns. What is a
Norn? Well... read on and you'll find out. ^_-.
The world as we know it...
Just some quick footnotes... okay, maybe they're not
technically footnotes, since they aren't on the bottom... headnotes maybe? Well, you know
what I mean anyway.
~ = Survived 'The Plague'. * = Died in 'The Plague'.
Strike Through Name
1st Generation, 2nd Generation, 3rd
Generation, 4th Generation
Also, Norns are listed in order of hatching... as opposed
to alphabetical or by generation. This is to maintain a semi-story-like continuity. ^_^
* * *
No longer downloadable due to an unreversable corruption... all that remains is their
legacy. This is where it all began, with this little handful of Norns whom I adored
and spent weeks with.
* * *
Lastly, I decided to do up a page telling you a little about the names we've given each
Norn... that can be found by going to my origin of names page...
this will also give you a few cool links to follow if you like anime. ^_-
There you go! Enjoy!
1st Gen, Father to Godai and Ryouko
||Hiroshi was the 1st Norn we hatched. He wasn't terribly
bright, thinking his name was HiHi up until his death. He was also somewhat infertile for
most of his life, producing only two children. He had a love for carrots and could often
be found in the garden watching said vegetable grow. This was one of only two Norns we did
not get to back up, and he died fairly young, less than 7 hours old. Sadly, he was a
victim to our not knowing what to do yet.
1st Gen, Mother to Godai, Ryouko, and Kyoko
|Aerith was the second Norn we hatched off the egg disk,
around 3 hours after Hiroshi. She was a fast learner, considerably smarter than Hiroshi.
Though, to his name, Hiroshi did help her learn to eat. She had a fondness for music and,
after time, discovered the hooch still. Aerith was the only other Norn we did not get to
export for copying. She, like Hiroshi, fell victim to our newness to the game and faded
away soon after Hiroshi... she died at Hiroshi's side, unwilling to leave him.
|Godai 2nd Gen, Father to Kyoko.
||Godai was something of a troublemaker as a child. His
birth was in the wild, and he ended up wandering around underground for a long time before
we could get him to the computer, which is what we used to train our Norns. ^_^ So before
he could even really speak, he'd seen a good portion of the world! He grew up to be a
fairly intelligent Norn, acquiring his father's looks and Mom's aptitude for learning. And
where the average Norn lives 15 hours, he lived for 17. Sadly, he was taken in a plague
which killed four of our Norns. Otherwise, he'd probably still be alive.
3rd Gen, no offspring.
|Kyoko was the first 3rd Generation Norn to be born in
our world, and as with each progressive generation, she was the smartest we'd seen so far.
She spent a lot of time at the computer, and with her father Godai. Kyoko produced no
children, as she seemed to inherit Hiroshi's sterility problem and was unable to mate
successfully. She spent most of her adulthood playing with the Grendel, Beh... who was
strangely friendly to her for a deadly evil beasty. o_o Her days ended with her unwilling
to eat for any reason. Like her Mom, she slowly withered away and died.
|~Ryouko 2nd Gen, Mother to Sakura, Ataru, Lum, and Takashi
||Ryouko was a very bright Norn, even from birth. She was
very attentive, having her Mom's smarts. She was the first to fully understand full
sentences, that is, instructing her to do two things at once. This was something of a feat
for us, and we were very happy with our progress with her. She, like her brother Godai,
had a longevity streak. She was still alive at 19 hours, and showed no signs of dying any
time soon. Notedly, she's also one of only two Norns who survived the plague which killed
Gen, Father to Sakura, Lum, and Ataru.
|Tenchi was our third disk egg Norn... we brought him in
mostly for Ryouko to play with and to add some variety to our Norn gene pool. Well, it
worked! Unlike Hiroshi and Godai, Tenchi was extremely fertile, mating with Ryouko, and
ONLY Ryouko 3 times. Oddly, he showed a sort of devotion to his first love that we haven't
seen much of. Tenchi had a good grasp on instinct, eating when he needed to and sleeping
when tired... unlike SOME Norns that you have to yell at to get cooperation. He had an
instant grasp of buttons, levers, and movers, very intuitive. He was lost to the plague at
the age of 11 hours old.
3rd Gen, Father to Madoka and Takashi.
||Ataru was the first hatched child of Tenchi and Ryouko.
Like his Dad, he had an excellent understanding of how things worked... operating lifts
and pushing buttons on his own. Also like Tenchi, he ate on his own, often downing a
carrot before I even had the chance to tell him it was food! He produced only one child by
Lum and another by his Mom, Ryouko, before falling victim to the plague. Ataru was the
first to die in the plague, his health plummeting from 70% to 0% so quickly, we had no
chance at all to save him. He was less than 6 hours old.
|Lum 3rd Gen, Mother to Madoka.
|Lum was the second child to be hatched by Tenchi and
Ryouko. At least as smart as Ataru, she caught everything quickly and easily. Her primary
problem was her antisocial streak... as she would often run away from other Norns to be by
herself. Being born by Tenchi, she was the first natural Norn to be oddly coloured... her
fur mustard yellow instead of brown, with pinkish poofy hair and cute pink ears. She died
before she had a chance to leave much of a mark on the world, at about 5 hours or so. She
died within 5 minutes of Ataru to the plague.
|~Sakura 3rd Gen, Mother to 4 unhatched eggs... 2 by Takashi,
2 by Nikaido.
||Sakura was something of a social butterfly... she was
smart, but when other Norns are around, she tended to ignore you. She would more enjoy
hanging out with Takashi and company than go out exploring. Somehow, she was more annoying
than most of the others are. Her tragic beginnings should have been an omen, as it was her
who spread the plague which killed Tenchi, Godai, Ataru, and Lum. Yet somehow she survived
it. 'Patient zero' as it were. Ah well.
|Takashi is somewhat unique, bearing odd blue cuffs on
his wrists. We'd only seen this in his father, Ataru, who acquired them in an oddly
premature old age. It's a cool and interesting mutation we'd hoped to build on. Like the
others in his age bracket, he was very social... but he does mind you if you can get him
out of the group set. He's also very prolific, and amazingly so... especially when you
look back in his family tree and see so many low fertility males in the line! O_O He liked
to hang out with Sakura mostly, and it was difficult to pry from her side. He was the only
servivor from the file corruption that took my entire family.
||Madoka, Lum's only child, was probably the smartest Norn
we had! She learned most of the computer's lessons in two tries per word. She was eating
on her own and playing with buttons and lifts before she could even stand. However, once
she got to adulthood, she became more like Sakura... very social. Her preference seemed to
be Nikaido, whom she'd hang out the most with by far. She inherited her looks from Lum...
it's no wonder the other Norns were always all over her!
|Nikaido was another disk egg, like Hiroshi, Aerith, and
Tenchi. So in teaching him, it took a great deal of patience. After the intelligence we'd
grown used to in our 3rd and 4th generation Norns, teaching this 1st generation one was a
bit tedious. However, his instincts almost made up for his slowness, in that he would eat
on his own... making him that much easier to maintain. Also, his appearance was far off
kilter to what we're used too... with his blue eyes, black booted feet, and green-striped
wrists. We had hoped to see some interesting combinations with his addition.
The eggs and world this family is from are gone, sadly. I
had managed to hatch three of the eight eggs, but the three were lost when we reinstalled
windows apparently. Ah well. ;_; Looks like I'll just have to get to
work on my Creatures 2 family.
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