Pilla, was the first one out. Interestingly, my computer crashed a couple of times while trying to set up, and my experience with this little man was wildly different every time. The first time, he lived up to his name, slapping the training dummy - and any norn that came close - repeatedly. The second time, he was adventurous, going up and down the lift and generally exploring the warp room to its fullest extent. The third - and final - time, the Dominatrix that we will be dealing with, was highly reserved and gentle. He didn't move around a lot, and kissed or tickled the dummy and surrounding norns frequently.
Creatures Caves' chat, soon followed by Ulysses (butterfly, ylukyun), Potaterus (fallout, Salabasama), Bubbles (hardman, raimian) and Psuedodraga, a gargoyle norn and the first of my own additions. She was originally going to be called Psuedodragon, but I ran into the name length limit for Docking Station, and has to change it. Right around the time Psuedodragon was born, Dominatrix made it to the Norn Meso, successfully completing the IQ test portion of the run. Arti followed closely in his footsteps.
After this torrent of births, I decided to take a breather and check on where everyone was. Most of the norns were about where I expected them to be, but as I surveyed the Meso, it didn't take me long to realise someone was missing; Dominatrix! Fortunately, finding him was an easy matter, as the Norngarden always seems to be a favourite early in the game.
As it turns out, he wasn't the only one missing from the Meso. Despite having only arrived herself not long ago, Psuedodraga had clearly hot-footed it along to join the norn that left the warp room just as she entered the world. The two seemed quite fond of each others' company, and explored the room together.
three are available for adoption at Creatures Caves. It took me quite some effort to get this picture of the set, and Malfustues was absolutely determined to be a part of it, the odd one out in a matched set. Shortly after these three were imported, Sausage also reached the Meso.
Ametarou lagged a bit behind the rest, and while I waited to see if he would make it, I noticed that Dominatrix and Pseudodraga were not alone; they had been joined by Sausage, Alfrad and Ulysses. Thouh he left me to worry for a few minutes, Ametarou did eventually join the rest of our norns past the IQ portion of the run.
I definitely won't document the rest of the run as thoroughly as this, but I thought everyone might want to see their norns added and know that they all made it to safety. I hope you enjoyed this look into the start of the run!