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Billomina the Horsie

You can see the pedigree papers for Billomina's offspring here.

Billomina's unique item number is 11197.

Ninth Born

I was just about to enter my very first joust when Billomina had a baby in the lists. Lucky I wasn't riding her!

The contractions have started!
It's a...
You gain a Pwny (Pokey).
Now using Lance.

I called it Jouster in honour of the event - it's destined for Jennyann. Pedigree papers are here.

DNA Sequence

You lose a Syringe of DNA (Billomina's blood).
You lose an Agar Dish.
Your horsie has been sequenced. We didn't get it all, but this is what we could work out:
BVRWWRVRRWR? BV?WWRVR?WRV

and

You lose a Syringe of blood (Billomina's blood).
You lose an Agar Dish.
Your horsie has been sequenced. We didn't get it all, but this is what we could work out:
BVRWWRVR?WRV BV??WR?R?WRV  
Now using Fists.

So:

BVRWWRVRRWRV BV?WWRVR?WRV

Still didn't get the full string, damnit - and I don't have any more Jelly Fish. :(

Edit: Turns out it doesn't matter. Based on the data, I cooked up a theory that explains the first five sequenced horsies - that each of the two strings of 12 comes from each parent.

Based on this, I believe:

Horsie Name Sex Colour Alignment Quark
Billomina XX (female) kk (Black) EE (Horsie) Hot

We'll need to wait for a bit more data before we can confirm it, but it's pretty much what I expected (except for the Quark part, which I had no opinion on)!

Eighth Born

Poor Billomina might need a break! (Though it's unlikely!)

The contractions have started!
It's a...
You gain a Pwny (Trigger).

Waiting for JohnTClark to come and collect it. Pedigree papers are here.

Liquorice Grows Up

...into a male Sea Horsie. First time Billomina's managed to produce something that wasn't War or a Horsie. Of course, that's probably all Fritz's doing.

Dam Alignment Sire Alignment Name Alignment Owner
Billomina EE EA EW Rockin' EE EA EW Ziny EE EA EW Yehman
Billomina EE EA EW Shergar FF FE FA Hunter FE FA Rhapsodie
Billomina EE EA EW Wantryk AF (cold) Mr Scruffy FE FA Belkar
Billomina EE EA EW Bill WF Onyxia FE FA Brindabella
Billomina EE EA EW Morva'ch FE FA Billvark FE FA Kressida
Billomina EE EA EW Fritz WW WF WE Liquorice WW WF WE Tiltowait

Seventh Born

The contractions have started!
It's a...
You gain a Pwny (Silver).

Silver (temporarily renamed to Fortune because it was born on Friday the 13th) is a Pinto. I have promised it to Che. Its pedigree papers are here.

Stomp Grows Up

Dam Alignment Sire Alignment Name Alignment Owner
Billomina EE EA EW Rockin' EE EA EW Ziny EE EA EW Yehman
Billomina EE EA EW Shergar FF FE FA Hunter FE FA Rhapsodie
Billomina EE EA EW Wantryk AF (cold) Mr Scruffy FE FA Belkar
Billomina EE EA EW Bill WF Onyxia FE FA Brindabella
Billomina EE EA EW Morva'ch FE FA Billvark FE FA Kressida

Stomp grew up to be a male War Horsie (renamed Billvark, a combination of his parents' names). An entirely predictable result, and it didn't even reveal anything new for the sire (he was already known not to be FF). That's ok, though, because I consider this a contribution to the spread of black horsies! :)

Sixth Born

You gain 6 Pounds of Poop.
The contractions have started!
It's a...
You gain a Pwny (Buttermilk).

The pwny is black (which is a terrible colour for buttermilk - I've changed it to Liquorice temporarily!). It's been given to Tiltowait and I expect it will be renamed eventually, but it hasn't yet...

Onyxia Grows Up

Dam Alignment Sire Alignment Name Alignment Owner
Billomina EE EA EW Rockin' EE EA EW Ziny EE EA EW Yehman
Billomina EE EA EW Shergar FF FE FA Hunter FE FA Rhapsodie
Billomina EE EA EW Wantryk AF (cold) Mr Scruffy FE FA Belkar
Billomina EE EA EW Bill WF Onyxia FE FA Brindabella

Onyxia (renamed from Onyx as she has turned out to be a girl) is a War Horsie - a good result, once again, for the sire (in this case naath's Bill. It's almost a carbon copy of the result we had for Express. (Maybe I should've named her Carbon!)

Fifth Born

The contractions have started!
It's a...
You gain a Pwny (Stomp).
You go South.

I've left the foal as Stomp for now - I'm trying to find it an owner so I don't want to rename it and get too attached!

Stomp's pedigree papers are here.

Edit: I gave this pwny to Kressida after her War Horsie, Knight Mare, had a terrible not eating accident. She's kept it as Stomp till she sees what it grows up into.

Elite!

How exciting!

You attack the 9 man Brute Squad.
The 9 man Brute Squad is magically aligned with air
Flotsam misses the 9 man Brute Squad.
Rawr misses the 9 man Brute Squad.
Billomina attacks the 9 man Brute Squad for 20 damage.
...
You slay the Brute.
You gain a Pair of Dr. Martins.
You gain an Air Talisman.
You gain 251 Gold Pieces.
You gain a Broom.
You gain a Fortune Cookie.
You gain a Clean Bandage.

Horsie (Billomina): Billomina is full. (100%) and pregnant
AP: 25/30 XP: 2400 tohit: 90% dam: 20
Billomina is 51 weeks old and elite.

Express Grows Up

I was expecting Express to be a Horsie or Winged Horsie, but he surprised me by being a War Horsie. This was an awesome result for her sire, Wantryk, because it means that he is now fully typed (even his quark). Still hasn't helped Billomina, though. I am starting to wonder if she is an EE gene, in which case there's no breeding I can do to 100% confirm it! :|

Dam Alignment Sire Alignment Name Alignment Owner
Billomina EE EA EW Rockin' EE EA EW Ziny EE EA EW Yehman
Billomina EE EA EW Shergar FF FE FA Hunter FE FA aeroman
Billomina EE EA EW Wantryk AF (cold) Express FE FA Belkar

Edit: Express has been renamed to Mr Scruffy, and bred for the first time. I'll update the pedigree papers page when the offspring is born (same for Hunter's two foals, which are on the way).

Back to the Nest

aeroman has found that he doesn't have much use for a war horsie, so phw, who was caring for Stompin'Doom, has given him back to me. I have renamed him to Hunter, and will keep him for the moment to see if I can genotype him as well. Of course, that means people need to be prepared to breed with him!

I will add him to my generic pets page for now.

Pregnant Again

I mated Billomina with Morvarc'h this time - there aren't enough black horsies out there, and maybe we'll get an interesting result. Besides, he's been bred with a few other horsies, which increases the odds of a discovery on his side of the family tree.

And he has a cool name.

I think next I'll look to hook her up with Bealzibubbles* the Sea Horsie - also a cool name, and a cross-alignment breeding like that could give any result, which is sort of exciting!

(*Either that or Fritz, Foam's sea horsie offspring. I am basically after a chestnut sea horsie, and they are the choices!)

Fourth-Born

The contractions have started!
It's a...
You gain a Pwny (Cupcake).

I've decided to definitely keep this little darling (who is black, like its parents) for Brindabella - though Rhapsodie will keep custody till Brindabella finally does her Animal Sanctuary quest. Seeing as I used the name Mountain already (as a temporary name for Express), I decided to go with Onyx. If it grows up to be a girl, it will be named Onyxia. I'm sort of secretly hoping it's a boy; owning a girl is a bit of work if you want to genotype them!

Bubbles Grows Up

Bubbles just grew up to be a war horsie, and aeroman chose to rename him (it's a boy) Stompin'Doom.

Sadly, war horsie doesn't eliminate anything from my genome options. I was hoping for earth or water (though it's a good result for the offspring, automatically eliminating FF). Ah well!

Dam Alignment Sire Alignment Name Alignment Owner
Billomina EE EA EW Rockin' EE EA EW Ziny EE EA EW Yehman
Billomina EE EA EW Shergar FF FE FA Stompin'Doom FE FA aeroman


As an aside, Billomina is sitting on exactly 2000 xp. She was beating up a Morpheus last night.

Horsie (Billomina): Billomina is full. (100%) and pregnant
AP: 30/30 XP: 2000 tohit: 80% dam: 20
Billomina is 46 weeks old and deadly.

Missed It

I didn't get a capture of what she did to get the xp (though I was in the sewers at the time so it was probably a tortoise) but Billie is now Deadly:

Horsie (Billomina): Billomina is full. (100%)
AP: 28/30 XP: 1694 tohit: 80% dam: 20
Billomina is 42 weeks old and deadly.

Third Born

Some time after 8pm (Cities time) on 2/2/08:

The contractions have started!
It's a...
You gain a Pwny (Star).

The papers are here.

Edit 2008/2/6: I've offered the pwny to one person, but if they say no I will hang onto it and give it to Brindabella as soon as she completes the Animal Sanctuary quest. I've named it Mountain in honour of that, because that goes nicely with her! :) If the other person does want to take the pwny, then Billie is already pregnant again (to Bill, a stud with good lines) so maybe Brindabella can have that one instead!

Edit 2008/2/13: I just traded this pwny to Belkar for a kittin egg. It's been renamed Express (and will probably get a grown up name when it matures).

Ziny Grows Up

As was likely, Ziny turned out to be a Horsie, so that doesn't eliminate anything from Billomina's possible genotype list:

Dam Alignment Sire Alignment Name Alignment Owner
Billomina EE EA EW Rockin' EE EA EW Ziny EE EA EW Yehman

Breeding Program

Because Billomina is a Horsie, there are three possible gene combinations that she could have. None of her offspring have grown up yet (though Ziny should do so some time today) so I am still assuming she could be and of EE/EA/EW. The basic process for determining which one she has is to breed her to the type of horsie whose dominant type is the same as the one I am testing to see if it's Billie's weaker type. First cab off the rank is EE, so I've mated her to Wantryk, a chestnut Winged Horsie owned by Stoo. If I am lucky, the offspring will be a Winged Horsie, in which case I can rule out EE from Billie's genes.

Of course, it'll be three months before we know!

Second Born

Some time after 8pm (Cities time) on 27/12/07:

The contractions have started!
It's a...
You gain a Pwny (Star).

Bubbles (formerly Star) is a pinto. Seems I might have to try breeding Billie with black horsies for a bit - there are a LOT of pintos coming out in the first generation of bred horsies.

Dan-ge-rous!

You attack the SMALL ICE DEMON.
You cause 128 points of damage, and receive 128 experience.
Billomina attacks the SMALL ICE DEMON for 20 damage.
The demon breathes cold upon you.

Horsie (Billomina): Billomina is nearly full. (98%) and pregnant
AP: 4/30 XP: 1120 tohit: 70% dam: 20
Billomina is 34 weeks old and dangerous.

Expecting

In the interests of the great pwny geanology project I decided that I would mate Billomina to a pinto horsie (exact type irrelevant) because black horsies have been mated with all three other colours by now. selene was happy to loan me her war horsie, Shergar, so that we could let him spend some quality time with Billomina, and now she's pregnant again.

The little bundle of pwny is due around about Christmas Day. The offspring, I am guessing, will most likely be pinto, but there's a small chance it will be black. I guess we'll see! :)

Firstborn

The contractions have started!
It's a...
You gain a Pwny (Cupcake).

Astonishingly, Cupcake (who was renamed to Ziny) is a pinto, despite being the child of a black and a white horsie. This does throw some of the assumptions about black horsies' genomes out the window!

Female Bill

I have just discovered the most astonishing thing. Bill, who seemed destined to be Bill from the start, is a mare! phw and his stallion, Rockin', have just determined this for me by getting her pregnant (at the very least, I hope it was Rockin' that got her pregnat or I could be in for even more of a shock)!

I have renamed her Billomina.

Horsie (Billomina): Billomina is full. (100%) and pregnant
AP: 30/30 XP: 788 tohit: 60% dam: 20
Billomina is 26 weeks old and competent.

Image:Billomina.jpg

Competent Bill

Bill is so enthusiastic he tries to kill things I am just trying to get out of the way.

You attack the Tripod.
The Tripod is magically aligned with earth
Bill attacks the Tripod for 20 damage.

Horsie (Bill): Bill is nearly full. (91%)
AP: 7/30 XP: 700 tohit: 60% dam: 20
Bill is 15 weeks old and competent.

Above Average Horsie

You attack the Roc.
You cause 84 points of damage, and receive 1260 experience.
Bill attacks the Roc for 20 damage.
The Roc attacks 6 times.
The Roc misses you.
The Roc causes 5 points of damage.
The Roc causes 5 points of damage.
The Roc misses you.
The Roc causes 5 points of damage.
The Roc misses you.

Horsie (Bill): Bill is nearly full. (94%)
AP: 21/30 XP: 400 tohit: 50% dam: 20
Bill is 9 weeks old and above average.

Punching Above His Weight

You attack the Rocky Horror.
You cause 540 points of damage, and receive 6480 experience.
You lose a Bull Whip.
The Rocky Horror grabs your whip and gets it off you.
Bill attacks the Rocky Horror for 300 damage.
The Rocky Horror misses you.

Go Bill! (Who knew horses could be kinky?)

A Pwny No More

Overnight Bill grew up from a Pwny to a Horsie.

Horsie (Bill): Bill is hungry. (75%)
AP: 15/30 XP: 341 tohit: 40% dam: 20
Bill is 8 weeks old and average.

I was kinda hoping for a War Horsie but a -9 movement modifier isn't to be sneezed at, and I will love him anyway.

I guess the next question is whether or not he needs a grown up name!

Edit: Adding the first picture of Bill that I've taken since he all growed up. The image quality isn't fabulous because I am currently missing an image manipulation program on this comp so I had to jury rig it. I miss my Photoshop! :(

Image:TheSmiler.jpg

The Things We Do For Love

I've been busy filling my Trophy Cabinet and had done most of what I could in the 'Kingdom itself. It also seems that pastures and meadows (places one can graze a hungry pwny at no expense beyond the AP) only occur in the 'Kingdom. So in order to continue my slaughter in other, wilder places, and also being presented with a mirror monster that I had to kill anyway, I decided to change my alignment to earth.

It's not like the high quality fire produce was enough of an incentive to keep me fire!

Bill is enjoying his new diet of wheat and oats; his fur is growing sleek and I think maybe he's starting to get a little bit podgy.

More Than Average to Me

You attack the Mud Man.
You miss.
Bill attacks the Mud Man for 10 damage.
The Mud Man causes 4 points of damage.

Pwny (Bill): Bill is full. (100%)
AP: 28/30 XP: 200 tohit: 40% dam: 10
Bill is 5 weeks old and average.

Poor Bill

A week later, and Bill is poor instead of mostly harmless. And his tummy is rumbling - I promise to give him cake!

Pwny (Bill): Bill is hungry. (56%)
AP: 0/30 XP: 80 tohit: 30% dam: 10
Bill is 2 weeks old and poor.

Happy Birthday Bill

Today is Bill's one week birthday (coincidentally it's also my birthday, though I am significantly older than that!), and today he grew up a little, from harmless to mostly harmless.

Pwny (Bill): Bill is nearly full. (97%)
AP: 24/30 XP: 20 tohit: 20% dam: 10
Bill is 7 days old and mostly harmless.

Here was the attack in question:

You attack the Thunder Bird.
You cause 20 points of damage, and receive 40 experience.
Bill attacks the Thunder Bird for 10 damage.
You slay the Thunder Bird.
You gain a Bow.
You gain an Earth Talisman.
You gain a Mug of Coffee (decaf).
You gain a Fire Stone.
You gain 326 Gold Pieces.
You gain a Clean Bandage.
You gain 5 Feathers.

The Pwny Hatches

I'd been thinking about what to name my Pwny, having seen lots of Pwnies around with grand and clever names. After great consideration (and in honour of the brave little pwny pony owned by a hobbit called Samwise) I had thought I'd name him Bill.

And then he hatched... and it was destiny!

Your little pwny!
You lose a Pwny Egg.
You gain a Bill (Bill).
Now using Fists.

Image:Bill.jpg

Pwny (Bill): Bill is hungry. (75%)
AP: 30/30 XP: 0 tohit: 10% dam: 10
Bill is 11 minutes old and harmless.

Learning to Care for my Pwny

The 'King most generously bequeathed me with a pwny egg to make me feel better about my forced week-long detox from Cities. Concerned that I couldn't look after him properly (for I knew it was a him) I signed up for Harvey's crash course in pet care.

Hi ho, hi ho, to Harvey's Farm I go; 
To get a baby bound am I. 
I may sing it a lullaby
And soothe it when it, hungry, cries.
Hi ho, hi ho, hi ho...
Hi ho, hi ho, to Harvey's Farm I go; 
I must confess a little fear
That Harvey’s babe will cost me dear, 
Will make my money disappear,
I'll owe, I'll owe, I'll owe...
Hi ho, hi ho, to Harvey's Farm I go; 
I hope it's not a grizzly bear
Or hippy with entangled hair!
Even of squirrel I’d beware...
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh...

Sadly, my fear of getting a grizzly bear came true, despite my jaunty tune. So...

I’ve got my bear necessities, 
My simple bear necessities,
Donated by Cthu1hu and his wife!
I mean the bear necessities,
Made with plum jam recipes,
That bring my bear, Necessity, to life...

I still owe Cthu1hu an arm and a leg for the plum jam that he gave me (and the AP that he spent to get it for me)! I gave him a Bag o Goodies to recompense him for his help. I hope he liked it!

And thanks to Sertularian for giving me a Toy Unicorn so that little Necessity had something to play with between (expensive) feeds. He was very grateful, and the little plushie only got slightly mauled. Well, maybe a lot mauled. Oh well!

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