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[FORUM ACTIVITY] Professor Mariel’s Comparative Natural History 101
Professor Mariel’s Comparative Natural History 101

Professor Mariel stands at the podium, several aged books arranged on a table beside her. She clears her throat and straightens her lab coat before extending her pointer and rapping it against the chalkboard. “While they may be a common resource throughout the Cave now,” she says, motioning toward her students, most of whom have some various form of drink or snack placed atop the desk near their notes, “from cheese, to lattes, to a simple glass of chilled milk, Milkshrooms have a long and storied history.”

She paces along the table with the books, motioning again with the pointer. “Unfortunately, this history is a disputed one. Several of the most brilliant Mycenian minds since the Sorceress herself have claimed discovery of the ‘shroom, and each of them apparently dove headlong into researching the subject. Unfortunately, none of these accounts add up—and, surely not all of them can be correct.

“Your project, class, is to each take a page from one of these historic accounts. Study it in great detail, and we will compare our findings at the end of the term. Now, please, line up and come collect your page.”


Oddly enough, each of the notebooks contains six pages, exactly. They are as follows:



Instructions
  • Pages must be claimed in numeric order. You can claim your page by posting in this thread - the first person would take the first page; second person the second page; and so on. The counter resets after the 6th person, with the next person claiming page 1 again.
  • Fill in the page as if you are the first scientist discovering the Milkshroom, focusing on the topic outlined at the top of your page. You may draw, write, or both, but your submission must fit into the space of your singular page
  • You may only participate in this activity one time
Example

Prizes
  • Participation in at least one Moocena Cave activity will earn you a Moocena Cave sticker
  • Participation in this activity will earn you the Milk Sample Equippable item
    • Toggles: Milk in the beaker + milk mustache + beaker
  • Participation in both Moocena Cave forum activities (this one + Darcy’s) will earn you the Moonster coat
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(I’m not actually sure if I did this right as far as lab observations go, but I wrote what I thought might happen in a lab.)

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Claim 1!
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Donnne. Hope it’s okay! Paint 3d threw a blank background on it but it shouldn’t be any bigger or smaller than the examples >>

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(Also, side note, I got the size reference for my page by holding small house hold square shaped items up to your example page. It happened to be the exact size of a napkin, so I measured my page to be the size of a napkin, I hope it’s fine to be hand drawn ^_^” )

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Claim #1!

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Pretty sure what this discoverer had going for them was a bag full of art supplies and not much else.

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As you can see, the biology of this mushroom is quite unique. The stalk grows much like any other mushroom, however the cap, for some reason, comes out upside down.

The above example is blue, with darker spots, however, this species has been seen in a variety of browns and greens as well.

This species is in fact poisonous and it is highly advised to not consume.”

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Wet, clumping, odorous mushrooms are great for cottage cheese, moisturizer, and even scenting a room, but there seems to be some drawbacks, too.

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