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07.22.2017
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Spirit of the Wind

Ropen Overview: Attached Table

Behavior Meaning
Rhymatic slow pulsating of light intensity Sexual arousal.
Three slow flashes Aggression. Usually used in dominance displays between males.
Three rapid flashes Fear. Usually used in dominance displays between males.
One rapid flash, followed by one slow flash, followed by one rapid flash Surrendering while refusing to acknowledge the superiority of the victor (?), meaning deduced from an apparent lack of loss in status. Most often used in dominance displays, but sometimes used by ropen while playing. Ropen flashing this pattern are usually left alive even when the other ropen is in a position to easily kill them.
One slow flash, followed by one rapid flash, followed by one slow flash Playful aggression or defensiveness (?). Almost never seen outside play.
One very rapid flash Warning.
Ten rapid flashes performed while slowly turning, with one slightly longer than the others Indicates the direction food can be found in (?).
Five rapid flashes, followed by five slow flashes Conveys soothing and calming emotions.
Several extremely rapid flashes Terror. Basically a stronger form of the sign for warning, with any ropen seeing such a sign becoming extremely defensive and actively trying to escape the area.
Long flash starting from the top and slowly moving down Wishing to be left alone.
Long flash starting from the bottom and slowly moving up Wishing to play or otherwise interact socially.