DangerDog wearing the Ancient Gemstone docent
My OMG Artificer Sparksy has a dog. DangerDog. Like most pets, it requires attention and (expensive) accoutrement. It gets into trouble constantly, making unsightly messes in places that are inevitably somewhere out of the way and inconvenient.
Technically it is not really a dog, it is a homunculus. Except DDO is using that term incorrectly, in Dungeons & Dragons a homunculus is a tiny scaly humanoid that is usually encountered as a wizard’s familiar.
DangerDog wearing the Stone Heart docent
But maybe a giant metal robot dog is the Eberron equivalent? They are generally encountered as an Artificer’s familiar, so that is sort of like the same thing, even if not really very much.
Sparksy’s homunculus DangerDog sometimes breaks boxes. It is supposed to do that all the time, but like every pet I’ve ever personally owned, it is not well-trained and compliance with rules is seen more as a general guideline or suggestion than some kind of hard-and-fast regulation. Sometimes, now and then, a handful of boxes gets broken. Sometimes not.
It hates the training dummy on the ship. Hates, hates, HATES! So does my Gamer Girl’s wolf companion: the poor training dummy is covered with bite marks.
DangerDog wearing the Livewood Core docent
It is a very colorful dog as you can see. Neon green, fluorescent yellow, and blood red are only some of the colors I’ve seen on this dog. He’s been fuschia too. And darker purple. And all-black.
But mainly, DangerDog knows tricks, like “pull that lever” and “open that door”. Sometimes it puts itself between Sparksy and her enemies, using its body as a shield, willing to make whatever sacrifice is necessary to save its beloved master.
It loves Sparksy. As much as an animated version of a robot dog can, at any rate.
And I love it too. As much as I can love an animated version of a robot dog, in any case.
🙂 😀 🙂