Planet Earth - Rainforest: Scene 3
Last updated: Monday May 24th, 2021
For Those Who Didn't Read The Blurb
Heeey people, welcome to the third scene of the Planet Earth series.
Everyone should know the schedule by now, so let's get into it!
Guide - thegoatisgoaty (Male, Goaty)
Assistant - 1ProximaCentauri (Male, Bob, changed roles a while ago)
Hunter - Jetpunker180 (Male, PK)
Doctor - chailattee (Rainforest + Grassland, Male, Chai)
Suppliers - abmam2 (Male, Raja) and cakeGrassHopper (Male, Lyle)
Neutral Team Member - KingHenry44 (Male, Henry), MG17 (Male, Clark, becomes Doctor when the ecosystem changes to Tundra), YakosaysB0T5WANA (Male, Yako, becomes Doctor when the ecosystem changes to Desert) and FacterLiger0804 (Male, Liger, former Clerk)
The Echo of the Tiger Tribe (Main Rainforest Tribe)
Tribe Leader - Ethaboo444 (Male, Tribemaster, 15 million.....years old)
Clerk - ChineseChen (Male, Chins, idk the age let's just say 25 lol)
Hunter - ClutchNferno (Male, Inferno, 15 years old)
Healer - SirPhilippines (Male, Phil, idk the age, let's just say 17)
Guard - ThatOneGuy15 (Male, Blaze, idk the age, let's just say 21) and Nazgul (Male, name changed to Nazii cuz of reasons, 23 years old)
Higher Basekeeper (added role) - turnbacktwo (Male, TribeJR or Sampson, 11 years old)
Basekeeper - MrCroissant2 (Male, Bulan meaning "Moon", former basekeeper left so he is young, 9 years old)
Family - NeilVedwan (Male, Neil, idk the age, let's just say 17, occasionally challenges Chins for Clerk role and acts dominant) and three random people (2 Male and 1 Female, Ikan, Kering, Macan-dahan, all half siblings of MrCroissant2, all are 9 years old except for Ikan being 13)
Animal (played by an actual person) - PotatoDude (Male, Bob I, young adult Sumatran tiger) and HawkfrostTheLeAf (Female, Saffron, Great hornbill, adult, very comfortable around humans)
That One Wise Old Man In Every Story - KievanRus (Male, Brussle)
Scene 3 - Part 1: Dispute
FacterLiger: This is gonna be really tough that we're gonna stay with a tribe that speaks a completely different language that none of you guys understand.
MG: I know..
Clutch: Oh, I speak fluent English. I only wanted to annoy the heck out of those two me and Macan-dahan spoke to, or rather, argued with.
Nazgul: We all do.
Yako: Darn...you guys!
Croissant: My English is a bit more....delayed, if you will.
GrassHopper: I can see that.
Croissant: *smugly* We're so good at pretending.
Nazgul: *Not listening* Yeah, uh....yeah.
Facter glares at Croissant, silencing him.
Jetpunker: Well, Inferno. If you're so good at English, do you know what the English name for Côte d'Ivoire?
Clutch: I am a rainforest tribe member and you expect me to know what's outside of Indonesia, let alone Sumatra?
FacterLiger: *Whispering, while also having a smirk covered mostly by a grim look* Ivory Coast.
Clutch: Uhhhhh ok, Ivory Coast.
Jetpunker: *Gives Liger and Inferno the death stare*
FacterLiger: No regrets.
Goaty: Well, what are we going to do now?
Chen: Since Tribemaster is not present, I can trust Liger and my fellow tribemates to evacuate Phil's herbs and the extra food we've saved.
Kering: Liger, your friends are mean.
FacterLiger: They can be idiots sometimes, but I can still count on them. The next time they do and say something rude or offensive, come tell me and I might dump a bucket of fish on them.
Facter gave his friends a harsh sideways stare while he was talking to Kering.
ThatOneGuy: The river's about to kill us all....sooo....
Jetpunker: Yeah, we'd better get moving.
Chen guides the team and the tribe through a tunnel that slowly curved upwards. Although the tunnel was crawling with insects, this did not stop anybody who was running from the tribe's home.
Abmam: Guys, let's get out of here, I'm crawling with bugs right now.
Macan-dahan: God forbid that you won't worry yourself to death. I'd put you in a sleeping tiger's mouth if I needed to.
Abmam slowly backs away.
MG: Nice, he's been annoying for far too long.
Chai: Hey....what's your "family" holding over there?
Chai points over at Clutch who had his back turned, holding what looked like a stick with a feather on it.
FacterLiger: Seriously Chai? That's an arrow.
Yako: *Almost laughs himself to death*
Kering: *Casually walks away*
Croissant: Alright guys, listen to me. Get everything quickly then get out, but don't run, cause we got a tiger on our feet.
Jetpunker: *Checks his shoes* No black or orange fur on me.
Proxima: *joking* Same here, no squashed tiger on my feet.
Clutch: I'll just have the arrows just in case that tiger comes back and tries to bite Bulan's head off.
Everybody jumped, except Croissant, from Clutch's sudden words as Clutch glared at him.
Croissant: Don't kill it. I'd rather become a meal than be saved by you.
turnbacktwo: Woooow, that cut in deep.
FacterLiger: Sure, he's known for his scathing insults. We can call him Offensivehead or something.
GrassHopper: Can we get moving? Everybody just randomly forgot about the life-threatening situation we're in.
MG: Yes, yes.
Chen: Guys, c'mere.
Only the tribe members followed Chen to the tunnel.
Chen: The entire thing's been blocked by jumping spider webs. Clutch, get an arrow for me.
Clutch: No way am I going to do that. I can-
Neil: Oh look, just how great you are at being arrogant. You still to listen to your Clerk, don't always think you have the spotlight shining gloriously on you.
Chen: Neil, calm down.
turnbacktwo: eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh the river's about to burst.
Henry: How dare you.
Proxima: I have drinks in here, but I still have plenty of room in the pack.
ThatOneGuy: Awesome, now get the food.
(Timeskip cuz nothing happened but werk ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
Goaty: Do we have everything we need?
ThatOneGuy: Herbery, check. Leftover food, check. Optional weaponry, check, apparently, because of Inferno's bad deeds. Croissant's cleverness, check. Clutch's crappy arrows, check. Phil, check, I think we do.
Neil: What about Tribemaster? That....*holds back the words, "15-million-year-old brat."*
Chen: I don't know. Tribemaster is.....is always in hiding, in a way. He only comes out when we fight, like when we quarrelled about Neil. He also does when we have emergencies, like hunger, thirst—which isn't likely to ever happen—unexpected battle, or any other thing that could be dangerous.
GrassHopper: By the way, why isn't this place flooded yet?
Clutch: Remember, we live on the hill, not that pathetic little clearing you guys call your home.
Jetpunker: (Home?) Right...right.
(By the way, parentheses that are not in bold capture the thoughts of these characters.)
Chen: I need to stay here and talk to Liger, along with those two who I believe leads their tribe.
Chen nods towards Goaty and Proxima, who give each other confused glances.
Proxima: No...you misunderstood. We're not a tribe, we're the Expedition Team sent by.....who knows what?
Goaty: Yeah, is that what you meant?
Chen: *voice hardens* I advise you not to talk whilst I am, this is my order.
Jetpunker: (Some Clerk..)
FacterLiger: Chins, they don't know. They're not a tribe, and I'm nothing more than a former member.
Chen: I suppose so....
Clutch: Can I stay? I've got to make sure that these strangers don't do anything sneaky.
Chen: Inferno, I can manage without you, thank you very much.
Clutch: But I-
Croissant: Oh, enough with your, "I" manner! We all know how great you are at killing everything, so why not keep an eye on the others?
Clutch: Others.. Well then, follow me everyone—except for Liger, Chins, and whoever you two are.
Goaty: I A M G O A T Y .
Clutch acknowledged them quietly and shot through the web-filled tunnel.
Ikan grabs MG and runs through the tunnel, much more swiftly than Clutch had. Abmam, Yako, and Henry follow a bit more clumsier. By the time everybody left, the four had launched into a compelling arguement.
Chen: Whoever is all on this, "team" of yours, Liger, has to get out of our tribe! This means our culture and history will be shattered, and we would have many more mouths to feed!
FacterLiger: Whatever happens, we will not speak of this again!
Goaty: We have nowhere to go, we're lost anyways!
Chen: You three have food, and your not likely to go thirsty, so you can leave and fend for yourselves.
FacterLiger: Have you not heard of civilization?
Chen: We do not speak of people outside of our tribe.
Proxima: Well you're talking about us right now-
FacterLiger: Well, ok. Then what about those times where Inferno had kept contact with another tribe, then convinced you and Tribemaster to believe that our rivals were submissive and productive? We had also stolen those seeds from the townspeople that set up a home that trespassed out territory? Nazii and Sampson wouldn't stop talking about them!
Chen: We have learned our lesson, Liger.
Goaty: Guys, keep your voices down.
The two didn't stop arguing. In fact, they're arguement had turned to Indonesian so Goaty and Proxima wouldn't understand what they're talking about.
FacterLiger: Ya benar, sampai sekarang. (Yeah right, until now.)
Chen: Sejak kapan Anda begitu tidak menghormati saudara tiri Anda? (Since when did you have so much disrespect for your half-sibling?)
Proxima: (This has escalated really quickly....)
Goaty: *quietly* Wanna leave them to it and go to the others?
Proxima and Goaty sneak away as the quarrel died down between the two.
Chen: Liger, orang-orangmu diusir dari suku kami, dan tidak akan menerima bantuan dalam bentuk apapun dari suku mana pun di hutan hujan ini, mengerti? (Liger, your people are banished from our tribe, and will not receive any help from any other tribe in this rainforest, understand?)
FacterLiger: For kapok's sake, Chen. What got you so grumpy this morning?
Facter stalks off to the others.
Chen: *sighs* Liger probably won't listen as long as he's here.
Scene 3 - Part 2: Surprise
Chai: Too bad we can't see sunsets or sunrises.
Clutch: I've seen a sunset once, when I went raced up a Kapok tree with Bulan and Ikan. We all fell off and had to be looked after. It was so annoying, I don't need-
Croissant: Inferno, shush, I seriously wish I could smother you with every Sumatran tiger in the rainforest.
Clutch closes his mouth and gives the ground a hard stare, as if he blamed the Earth ground for tripping him.
Henry: Oh look, it's that same...."Great hornbill" from earlier!
The tribe and some of the team members looked up and saw a silhouette on a hornbill, oddly close to the understory and the forest floor.
Chen: It seems to be following us.
Abmam: Why's that?
turnbacktwo: No idea.
Clutch: Should I shoot it?
Everyone gives Clutch a shocked look, except for turnbacktwo, Goaty, Chen, and Facter, who were both still itching with contempt and have stone-hard expressions.
Goaty: Not that I care thaaaat much, since there's probably more than 47,000 Great hornbills in the world.
turnbacktwo: *grumbles* Seems like a lot, but they're still threatened by rainforest destruction, yada yada.
Henry: ...these forests are protected by outside civilization.
ThatOneGuy: *scornfully* That doesn't mean bad deeds don't exist.
The two groups walked in silence, shadowed by the hornbill that was hopping vigorously towards everyone.
Yako: That's the fastest I've ever seen a bird hop!
Goaty: Ignore the bird, it'll veer off at some point.
Phil: I think it's hurt.
Neil: *annoyed* You'd think.
Macan-dahan: Listen to me you ol' earthworm. Can't you smell it?
Neil: No, do you have marbled cat fuzz in your brain?
Macan-dahan: *joking* More like clouded leopard fuzz- but seriously. Is this why I was named after a wild cat?
Ikan: Maybe, you're the one with the best senses out of all of us, even better than Bulan's.
Neil: So now what, Macan-dahan, can you screech or something?
Macan-dahan: Sure thing!
ThatOneGuy: Cloudy, wait-
Macan-dahan let out an almost perfect caterwaul, scaring everybody except Facter, MG, Chen, and Goaty.
MG: Would you two lovebirds stop? Actually, everybody stop to see what happens with the hornbill.
The groups paused, then the Great hornbill slowed its pace, hopping towards them. Finally, the black and golden bird hopped to the end of the lowest branch closest to them, then crouched in a passive position, though its wings were spread to its max instead of folded.
FacterLiger: Yup, definitely asking for help.
Clutch: Should I en-
Chen: No, you are not going to shoot this bird. We could be saving it.
Proxima: Yeah, and Liger, you know what happens in mating season, right?
FacterLiger: You bet I do. Competition over females are so high, just as much as food. Inferno, do you know how valuable hornbill chicks are?
Clutch: *snorts* You tell me, like Goaty says, there are like 47,000 of them.
Goaty: There aren't 47,000 hornbill chicks in the wild.
FacterLiger: Females would only lay up to two eggs, and she has to stay in a cavity in a tree to incubate her egg(s) weeks, and afterwards, most likely only one egg had hatched. The males also work to feed the female, and maybe it isn't worth what they thought it would be.
Macan-dahan: Listen to the cat!
FacterLiger: Right....we're both wild cats (Liger and clouded leopard if you've forgotten)
Ikan: No, all hail the person who's name means "fish."
(Y'all, fatal mistake, Ikan means Fish and Kering means Arid xDD)
Kering: I'm dry.
Ikan: Your name says so.
FacterLiger: Enough about our weird names, let's get on with it.
Phil detached the hornbill from its awkward perch and held the female bird closely until the group got to a nice spot to stop, Clutch and Nazgul keeping a look out.
FacterLiger: Stinks....what happened?
Clutch: Smells rotten.
Chen: You two aren't helping.
Neil: At least we can stay here.
turnbacktwo: At least Inferno can't complain too harshly with everybody here.
Facter, Macan-dahan, Proxima, and GrassHopper all stifle a small laugh as Clutch tries to gather words to protest.
ThatOneGuy: Nice, but don't get him riled up again, or else you'll know what'll happen.
Nazgul: I'd rather not know, he nearly knocked me and Ikan out again.
turnbacktwo: Luckily, me and Liger where there to.....silence him once more, something that I never want to do again.
Chen: That's enough, we shall not talk about that any longer. May all of our past struggles be forgotten forever.
Neil: *solemnly* I'm with you.
(Tribemaster, Neil and Chen are always solemn)
Phil: Have we not have gotten to talk about our poor feathered friend?
FacterLiger: I was looking at her while y'all were talking. Looks like she has a dislocated wing, along with a few small scratches. Maybe another bird attacked her somehow?
Clutch: What a disgrace, there must be a reason behind this bad-mannered creature.
Abmam: What makes you say that?
Clutch: That was probably its idea to cause trouble. I know bad when I see bad.
MG: Go lay in a bramble, or find something better to do than act of a worse person than Raja.
Jetpunker: Yeah Inferno, you gotsta go before your Clerk forces you to, maybe even your former one.
Chen watches as Facter puts on a smirk, then starts dragging Clutch to the brambles. They could barely hear Clutch's faint protesting as the sound of frogs, crickets, and faraway birds drowned them out.
Jetpunker: Much better.
Chai: Had to happen, sooner or later. Gosh, how do y'all manage to be in such good shape while living in this muggy rainforest full of spiders and wild and big cats, as well as finding good food and dealing with naughty tribe members?
Chen: No matter what, our family is disciplined, and we make sure that everybody does their task around our home. Whether it's filtering the water of unwanted ot dangerous material, filling up the bowls for mealtimes, or guarding Phil, Tribemaster, and my hut, we all have something to do. Inferno can be a real thorn in your back, but he is still loyal, especially trained, and oftentimes open.
Phil: *skeptical* One who doesn't behave, will be one who is punished.
Goaty: Sounds like y'all have good standards.
Chen: "Good standards are our main philosophy."
turnbacktwo: Geez, that's the most...wisdom-ey you've been today, Chins.
Nazgul: Yeah, really weird, did Chins quote someone?
Croissant: He'd better haven't. I'll drag Inferno back if that's true.
Nazgul: Heh, Liger's probably got a good hold on him by now.
Phil: Ikan and his siblings—except Bulan—had found an egg surprisingly low on the tree she crouched on.
Clutch: *in the distance* EGG?! THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!
FacterLiger: *also in the distance, with a teasing voice* Wow, you want more brambles, I hear?
Clutch: *still in the distance* No, I don't!
Yako: That guy's gonna get good.
Chai: *Interrupts Yako with a concerned tone* An egg?
Phil hands the egg to Chai's gentle hands.
FacterLiger: *running back to them and stopping* Inferno basically asked for more thorns, but an egg? Seriously, if it hatches now, I need to make sure y'all don't screw up.
Proxima: Liger, can you whistle?
Facter, Chai, Neil, Nazgul, Chen, and Croissant knew where this was going.
FacterLiger: *whistles at the egg*
Everyone waits a second, then they hear a faint call and a crack, but weak.
Chai: Hah, it's alive!
Chen: Tribemaster has blessed us with the alive offspring of our friend.
Hawkfrost (the hornbill) flies crookedly from Phil amd crash-lands onto Chai, cradling her wings around the egg and sitting on it by instinct.
Chai: That was....I felt the protectiveness of the hornbill.
Clutch: *from the distance, once again* This bird is h e a r t l e s s.
GrassHopper: I am 🍁🥀 U N C O M F O R T A B L E 🌸🌵
A male hornbill cannoned into Chai, then the clouds gave away to a heavy rain as if they wanted to help to get the eggs back, too.
(Say #stopchailatteeabuse if you want to stop it :>)
Scene 3 - Part 3: Tiger Talk
Rain pelted through the canopy, sending raindrops flying through the understory. The male hornbill had its wings open and tilted as if he were flying.
Hawkfrost: *s q u a w k*
FacterLiger: *obviously joking* We should get more male hornbills with mates and give him an egg. If he's so mad at it, the birds might as well be mad at him.
Croissant: Great, let's do it!
Croissant runs towards Clutch, but veers off to behind the group and jumps out at them, sensing that Facter was joking.
Croissant: B O O!
Yako: Hey, where'd you learn that, pajama kid?
Ikan: *le spooked* Bulan, I thought your footsteps was that tiger running up on us-
FacterLiger: Hey, where'd you learn that from?
Croissant: You. You used to do that with Nazii, lil' Tribey, and a bit with Chins....Neil called y'all defective. I'll seriously punch him again if he says that word one more time.
Clutch: *running back with brambles caught in his clothing* I need to see if this is acceptable.
Clutch stares at the hornbills, trying to catch a glimpse of the egg under the female.
Proxima: So much for April Showers, cause now it's probably All-the-Time Egg Showers.
Jetpunker: You got that right, good sir.
GrassHopper: Guys, there's water!
MG: *disdainful tone* Of course there's water, look around you. Some of the wettest places on Earth are called rainforests which we are in right now.
Yako: Umm, no. Guys, look.
The group looks at a small stream of water snaking towards them, slithering from where they'd come from.
Macan-dahan: Aww....this means we have to get going.
Phil: We can't carry the female or the egg either, not with the male here.
MG: Guys, should be name these birds?
There was a pause, then Yako spoke.
Yako: I'd like to name the female Saffron, because of the distinctive, bold red color on her crest.
MG: I'll name the male....Flame, because of that temper.
FacterLiger: It's protectiveness, but ok.
Chai: Should we name the....."unborn egg" yet?
ThatOneGuy: It'll be called Creamy for now, because of the insanely frustrating smoothness and the color of the egg.
Ikan: The egg, the egg, the egg, we're all saying "the egg."
Croissant: Uh- yeah. We should go now, look at the...stream.
[Insert more The Hole music here as the stream got slightly wider and definitely much longer]
Chen: We must leave our new friend, it is up to nature to decide what happens to her.
Clutch: But we're part of nature, aren't we?
Yako: AHEH. I doubt that we're part of nature, Bangladesh is destroying their clean air. So is Pakistan, India, Mongolia, Afghanistan, and Oman.
MG: The rainforests are being cut down too.
FacterLiger: Uh, let's not talk about this in front of a tribe....in a rainforest.
turnbacktwo: I'm disappointed with Mother Nature's creation of those people.
Chen: It's for balance, but it seems that there was an accident where the balance shifted and became unstable. We should help with the balance, and maybe plant more trees into the world with the seeds inside of the fruits we eat, and maybe some extra nuts we have.
Clutch: I assure you guys that everybody here is fine, those jerks just want to scare us into following them instead of us.
Goaty: Nope, we're following.
Proxima: The guide's hopeless, like anyone who lives in urban areas that gets stranded in the rainforest. At least we still have Liger.
Clutch: (What about us?! We're the main reason you're here!)
As if Neil had read Clutch's find, he roughly put his finger on his mouth and stepped towards the Expedition Team.
Neil: Apologies for my little friend here, he seems to have gotten out of control again.
Chen: *nodding* Let us continue.
Abmam: L e t t u c e.
Yako: Bye Flame, Saffron, and little Creamy.
Yako tosses a nut that he'd found while walking at the pair. Flame drew his neck back like a cobra, and then caught it in his mouth, immediately cracking it and turning to give it to Saffron.
MG: I already miss then, even though I'm standing right here.
MG awkwardly shifted by the branch as everyone stared at him.
Nazgul: Come on, quick, but watch your footing. You may be stepping on sticks, parts of a harmful plant, spiders, snakes, frogs, toads, geckos, or other things.
Chen: We are aware, thank you.
Henry: I've already gotten used to it now, strange. I hated mosquitoes and forgot what katydids were, but now I feel like somebody who's been out here for weeks.
FacterLiger: Whelp, the birds are gone. I hope Saffron's gonna be ok.
MG: Vamos galera, vamos embora! (Come on guys, let's go!)
Literally everybody on the Expedition Team knew what that meant, so they caught up with MG, Goaty, and Proxima. The tribe rushed towards them with confusion, brushing away low foliage and branches that blocked the way.
Nazgul: What was that?
turnbacktwo: Português? (i bet y'all know what Português means)
MG: *surprised* Sim, Português. (Yes, Portuguese.)
turnbacktwo blinked, assuming what MG said.
Goaty: Enough "Português" talk, let's get going.
The group traveled for minutes upon minutes, silently trekking through the wet rainforest. The rainfall seemed distant now, with the stream slowly streaking towards them.
Clutch: The water's on my feet!
Neil: Here comes Inferno's complaining voice.
Croissant: Then don't be the rear of the group if you don't like it so much.
Ikan: Don't talk to Bulan like that!
Neil grabs Clutch, pushed him towards the rest of the group, then fell behind to take the rear. Although Neil hated being last—and like being first or second—he knew he had to take this place if he wanted Clutch to be quiet.
Henry: Do you think we'll see the tiger again?
Chen: Guaranteed, someone asked that earlier.
Proxima: Should we name the tiger too?
Kering: Since it was primarily facing you when it made that low growling sound at us, we can name it Bob I?
Proxima: R U D E.
Clutch: Awwwww, totally cute name for a striped killer who's most likely hungry and wants to bite our heads off.
Chai: Nonsense, you are judging the actions of a critically endangered species that is fighting for its survival. If you want to wipe this species from the face of our planet, so be it. You're going to hurt the entire Earth with the absence of this species. Also, fun fact, tigers get revenge on those who wronged them.
Clutch: Like your right, I'm the smartest person of the tribe, and you're wrong on that one, sadly.
FacterLiger: *le slapp Clutch* Do you have any idea how rare, mysterious, and vital tigers are to Sumatra? They keep the fish, tapir, boar, deer, monkey, and other animal populations stable. Without it, populations would become high, making competition for food that could be on shortage quite high. The food that those animals eat could be vital to other factors of the rainforest, and then the ecosystem would collapse.
Chen: *slightly amazed* Well, Inferno. Would you like that to happen to you, your family, and the rest of the life in Sumatra?
Clutch: *mutters something inaudible*
Yako: I guess that's a "yes."
GrassHopper: Pretty much. Self-centered people tend to hide guilt, shame, and the fact that others are also correct.
Macan-dahan: True, true.
Clutch: Maybe....maybe y'all are right, have I done everything wrong?
(Sorry for the short part xD)
Yup, I did take a break for a bit, but here's a new blog! Unfortunately, I will be taking a bit of a loooonger break on theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....
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