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[M-074] Lithe Leaping

Category: Monthly Prompt
Ends: 29 February 2024, 23:59:59 PST (4 days from now)

#74 Draw or write about your elnin or kittom exercising indoors, in their yard, or in town! — Show details for more info.

Details

The Regional Affinity information has its own broader resource here: [Regional Affinity Guide]! Please make sure you include the correct info for verifying that your prompt qualifies for AP. Thank you!

General Prompt Entry Rules and Guidelines

Please be sure you're familiar with our basic rules before continuing!
 
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This month's "Quick Rules":

  • Entry Window: 2/01 - 2/29 11:59pm PST.
  • To Enter: Use the "Submit" button for this prompt!
  • Completion Reward: 6EC
  • Bonuses:
    • One of the following:
      • [For written entries] Word count reaches 900: 2EC
      • [For drawn entries] Including a second elnin/kittom (or other CS): 2EC
        • Second elnin/kittom must be 75-80% visible to claim this bonus!
    • Plus:
      • [Including a Pomu]
      • You're able to acquire an additional 1 EC for this prompt by including a fullbody drawing of your elnin's pomu lantern (for drawn entries) or by including 1 paragraph of your elnin interacting with or describing their pomu's lantern (for written entries). (See the seasonal prompt "[S-1] Seasonal Lightbringers" to learn more about pomu lanterns at this special time of year! If you have any questions about pomu lanterns at all please ask them via support ticket or in the group discord's #questions channel.)
      • [Regional Affinity] You're able to acquire 1 AP for this prompt if the background drawn fits the region! Please remember to make it visually distinct to the region, not a random wall, table, grass, tree, etc. You can have a background not themed towards a specific region, but it will not count for this bonus. (See the [Regional Affinity Guide] to learn more about this bonus. For specific guidelines on qualifying for AP for a region you will want to reference the Regional Affinity Guide and the background resources on the page of the region you want to earn AP for!)
        Qualifying for AP: In order to verify that your piece qualifies for an Affinity Point (AP), please add the following information to your prompt submission comment text:
        • Regional Affinity: [ Eyre Region name (e.g. Ahza, Bellmoril, Ealei, Enmir, Faerindell, Kyendi, Palu'au Islands, Silveil, Strynhalde, Zevija ) ]
        • Elnin: [ Link to masterlist entry or their ELN# from the masterlist ]
  • Maximum Entries: [1]
  • Other:
    • All entries must include a background.
    • Please only submit newly created art. Please do not submit commissioned works or previously-created art or art done on reused bases.
    • As always, non-owners are more than welcome to enter!
    • Shading is no longer required for prompts, but flat colors are still required. Shading is now optional.
    • Collab pieces are not allowed for prompt submissions.
    • All submissions must be your own work. Works produced through the use of artificial intelligence are not accepted in this group.
    • Please include the masterlist number of all elnin present in your prompt submission! Thank you!

 


 
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Art by MewW0lf

 "Lithe Leaping"

#74 Draw or write about your elnin or kittom exercising indoors, in their yard, or in town!

With miasma season in full swing, some elnin might start to feel a little cramped in their seasonal dwellings. How is your elnin or kittom staying fit during the months spent close to home?

From jogging and climbing to yoga and leggy stretches, there are many ways to stay active and limber throughout Eyre. Is your nin focusing on high-energy cardio or strengthening their muscles? Most elnin are not strong enough to bench heavy weights, but they certainly might push themselves to lift rocks and other small to medium-sized objects. Perhaps your elnin enjoys participating in competitive sports like badninton or peetball. Or maybe they want to take a hop, skip, and jump into a friendly game of hopscotch.

Is your nin a graceful dancer, or do they have two left paws? Do they miss adventuring and hikes and choose to spend their time charting new paths through their cities and towns? Swimming can be just as fun in a fountain or koi pond as it is in the ocean, right? Perhaps they can take advantage of their surroundings and have a snowball fight in Strynhalde or dive into piles of autumn leaves in Bellmoril. Whatever they decide to do, your elnin or kittom is certain to have an invigorating time!


 

If you're a non-owner looking for an Elnin to draw, or if you'd like to offer your Elnin for use to non-owners, please take a look over here at Our Gift Art Resources Page:


gift-art-banner.png

As usual, please feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear. Have fun!!

 



- FAQs -

Q: Are backgrounds mandatory?
A: Yes! A background is required for this month.
 

Rewards

Reward Amount
Elecite Coins 6

[MR-005] Regional Fauna

Category: Monthly Prompt

[Monthly Regular Prompt] Draw or write about a new fauna discovered in one of Eyre's many regions! — Show details for more info.

Details

The Regional Affinity information has its own broader resource here: [Regional Affinity Guide]! Please make sure you include the correct info for verifying your prompt qualifies for AP. Thank you!

General Prompt Entry Rules and Guidelines

Please be sure you're familiar with our basic rules before continuing!
Monthly Regular prompts like this one will have slightly different "Quick Rules" so please read below to familiarize yourself with them!

 


 

This monthly regular prompt's "Quick Rules":

  • Entry Window: The 1st of the month until the last day of the month at 11:59pm PST (Timezone Reference Here).
    • Keep in mind month end dates will vary. We will be granting AP for this prompt based on the timestamp your prompt was submitted by, not when it was approved.
  • To Enter: Use the "Submit" button for this prompt!
  • Completion Reward:
    • [1AP] max per submission per month
      • AP must be granted to an elnin you own, so make sure you have an elnin in mind that you're earning this AP for specifically. AP is a character based currency and therefore must be granted to a character.
  • Qualifying for AP:
    • Either:
      • Draw a new non-magical fauna with a background of the Eyre region you would find it in and like to earn AP for. Make sure the fauna drawn is the main focus of the piece, but be sure to include iconic features of the region or many of the region's general features to make it clear what region they're in. Fauna should also be no larger than a deer at this time. (We may expand upon this later but we're starting small for now!)
        Or
      • Write 300 words (or more) about a new non-magical fauna found in the region you would like to earn AP for. Describe in your own words details about the fauna and include at least 1 paragraph worth of other features this region is known for with imagery. Make sure the fauna described is the main focus of the written piece, but be sure to include iconic features of the region or many of the region's general features to make it clear what region they're in. Fauna should also be no larger than a deer at this time. (We may expand upon this later but we're starting small for now!)
    • AP is a character based currency meaning you will need to own an elnin to claim currency for this prompt.
    • Information on Regional Affinity and Eyre Regions can be found in the resource here: [Regional Affinity Guide]
    • If you're unsure what to write or draw about about consider:
      • What kinds of weather regularly occurs in the region that impact how this fauna fits into its surroundings?
      • What characteristics might elnin find interesting about this fauna?
      • Where in the region would elnin normally find this fauna?
    • You do not need to include your elnin visually or writing-wise for this prompt but make sure they are not a focal point. Your elnin should not take up more than 25% of the canvas in Regional Fauna submissions. You're welcome to write a description from the point of view of the elnin you’re earning the AP for or include them if you want, but you’re not required to. Just be sure if you include the elnin you're earning AP for that the focus is the fauna focus and regional imagery description and not dialogue. This just means if you include your elnin we won't mind if it's just a speck on a cliffside in a region like Kyendi but we would ask the elnin not be very large that it becomes the piece's focal point rather than the region.
    • In order verify that your piece qualifies for an Affinity Point (AP), please add the following information to your submission's comment text:
      • Regional Affinity: [ Eyre Region name (e.g. Ahza, Bellmoril, Ealei, Enmir, Faerindell, Kyendi, Palu'au Islands, Silveil, Strynhalde, Zevija ) ]
      • Elnin: [ Link to masterlist entry or their ELN# from the masterlist ]
  • Maximum Entries: [1] per month
  • Other:
    • Props/elnin present will not award EC for this prompt if you decide to include them.
    • Please only submit newly created art. Please do not submit commissioned works or previously-created art or art done on reused bases.
    • As always, non-owners are more than welcome to enter!
    • Shading is no longer being required for prompts but flat colors are still required. Shading is now optional.
    • Collab pieces are not allowed for prompt submissions.
    • All submissions must be your own work. Works produced through the use of artificial intelligence are not accepted in this group.
As usual, please feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear. Have fun!!

 



- FAQs -

Q: Are elnin mandatory in Regional Fauna pieces?
A:  No! In fact, we would like Regional Fauna pieces to focus on the fauna itself and general scenery or settings where elnin are not a focal point. Small rodent-like creatures foraging on crops in Faerindell is just one example of a regional fauna focused prompt. Background elnin are welcome but no elnin should be a focal point or take up more than 25% of the entire scene. The new fauna you are focusing on should be almost entirely visible, if not entirely visible.
 
Q: How do I know if my creature idea seems magical?
A:  Mostly when we say the creature needs to be non-magical, we're thinking of creatures that can use magic or whose bodies would have strong magical properties like dragons, unicorns, phoenixes, etc. just to name a few. If you aren't sure if an idea you have seems magical, you can always submit a ticket on site to ask if an idea might not pass before fleshing it out more! For sure though, there should be no mythical beings like sea dragons, and so on. A fantasy spin is ok like giving a rabbit horns or turtle scaled flukes that resemble wings but since Ealei already has a known sea dragon-like being living near it and we're going into this space with the assumption it's probably the biggest thing around in terms of aquatic life and we'd like to keep a respectful distance while still allowing some creativity.
Keep in mind too you can always creatively approach some properties that seem magic-adjacent without having them be magic. Like bioluminescence can cause glowing to occur on earth, creatures having a bit of glow in Eyre is ok! You could also explore giving some creatures a little bit of lift or having them float if they’re very light and sensitive to wind currents.

Rewards

No rewards.

[MR-004] Upright Eyresian

Category: Monthly Prompt

[Monthly Regular Prompt] Create gijinka or bipedal art of an elnin! — Show details for more info.

Details

 
General Prompt Entry Rules and Guidelines

Please be sure you're familiar with our basic rules before continuing!
Monthly Regular prompts like this one will have slightly different "Quick Rules" so please read below to familiarize yourself with them!

 


 

This monthly regular prompt's "Quick Rules":

  • Entry Window: The 1st of the month until the last day of the month at 11:59pm PST.
    • Keep in mind month end dates will vary. We will be granting EC for this prompt based on the timestamp your prompt was submitted by, not when it was approved.
  • To Enter: Use the "Submit" button for this prompt!
  • Completion Reward:
    • [2EC] max per submission per month
  • Qualifying for EC:
    • Either:
      • Draw a fullbody gijinka or bipedal piece of an elnin.
        Or
      • Describe a clothed gijinka or bipedal form for an elnin in 300 words (or more).
    • Elnin can be your own elnin or one that belongs to another user.
    • Make sure if you do not own an elnin or you're doing art of someone else's elnin you have permission to draw or write for that character! You can find more information about this on our Gift Art Resources page!
    • Given this is a gijinka/bipedal form-based prompt, make sure if you're gifting a gijinka/bipedal form or outfit that it's consistent with any existing gijinka form preferences the owner has. (ie. If they use their elnin's markings within the gijinka's skin tone or already have a certain skin tone specified for the character be sure to respect their existing gijinka character design/interpretation.)
      • We want to be as respectful and consistent as we can. If you are not able to clarify skin tone color(s) and marking preferences for gijinka forms with the owner of an elnin, then we ask you just draw the character bipedal where it is just the elnin's quadrupedal form upright on two legs in an outfit.
      • You still must have permission to draw someone else's elnin regardless of if they get back to you on skin tone and marking preferences.
    • An important note for writers: Some owners only allow drawn gift art since writing for characters with little personality info shown on their profile can be difficult. If an owner does not provide a method of contact they are alright being contacted at, or state outright they are alright receiving written gift art, we highly recommend finding a character or owner that does specify they are ok with written gift art. Do not approach users privately via offsite platforms/DMs unless they have been explicit on their profiles they are ok with as much! We don't want anyone feeling uncomfortable or like their personal spaces are being disregarded. If you're feeling stumped but only do writing you can also stop by our discord server (here) and inquire in the #character_connections channel to see if anyone would be alright with a written gift gijinka/bipedal form for a character.
    • Under the "Characters" section, for your gijinka/bipedal art submission please add the elnin(s)/kittom(s) depicted in the drawn or written gift art. If you are unable to do so please write that character's "Character Code" (ex. ELN001) in the comments section for your submission so they are identifiable, do not just give us their name, we will soft reject the submission and request that you add the "Character Code" in the comments for your submission.
  • Maximum Entries: [1] per month
  • Other:
    • Backgrounds are not required for this art prompt!
    • You may include additional elnin in your prompt, just be sure the art still has 75-80% of the elnin's body showing.
    • Backgrounds/props/additional elnin will not award more EC for this prompt if you decide to include them.
    • Please only submit newly created art. Please do not submit commissioned works or previously-created art or art done on reused bases.
    • As always, non-owners are more than welcome to enter!
    • Shading is no longer being required for prompts, but flat colors are still required. Shading is now optional.
    • Collab pieces are not allowed for prompt submissions.
    • All submissions must be your own work. Works produced through the use of artificial intelligence are not accepted in this group.
    • It is not required that this piece be gift art, but if you are drawing this piece as a gift you cannot submit it to both [MR-002] and [MR-004] prompts. Each prompt art piece should be unique and not be submitted to multiple prompts.

 



If you're a non-owner looking for an Elnin to draw, or if you'd like to offer your Elnin for use to non-owners, please take a look over here at Our Gift Art Resources Page:


gift-art-banner.png

As usual, please feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear. Have fun!!

 



- FAQs -

Q: Are backgrounds mandatory?
A:  No! Not this prompt specifically.

Rewards

Reward Amount
Elecite Coins 2

[MR-003] Regional Flora

Category: Monthly Prompt

[Monthly Regular Prompt] Draw or write about a new plant discovered in one of Eyre's many regions! — Show details for more info.

Details

The Regional Affinity information has its own broader resource here: [Regional Affinity Guide]! Please make sure you include the correct info for verifying your prompt qualifies for AP. Thank you!

General Prompt Entry Rules and Guidelines

Please be sure you're familiar with our basic rules before continuing!
Monthly Regular prompts like this one will have slightly different "Quick Rules" so please read below to familiarize yourself with them!

 


 

This monthly regular prompt's "Quick Rules":

  • Entry Window: The 1st of the month until the last day of the month at 11:59pm PST (Timezone Reference Here).
    • Keep in mind month end dates will vary. We will be granting AP for this prompt based on the timestamp your prompt was submitted by, not when it was approved.
  • To Enter: Use the "Submit" button for this prompt!
  • Completion Reward:
    • [1AP] max per submission per month
      • AP must be granted to an elnin you own, so make sure you have an elnin in mind that you're earning this AP for specifically. AP is a character based currency and therefore must be granted to a character.
  • Qualifying for AP:
    • Either:
      • Draw a new plant with a background of the Eyre region you would find it in and like to earn AP for. Make sure the plant drawn is the main focus of the piece, but be sure to include iconic features of the region or many of the region's general features to make it clear what region they're in.
        Or
      • Write 300 words (or more) about a new plant found in the region you would like to earn AP for. Describe in your own words details about the plant and include at least 1 paragraph worth of other features this region is known for with imagery. Make sure the plant described is the main focus of the written piece, but be sure to include iconic features of the region or many of the region's general features to make it clear what region they're in.
    • AP is a character based currency meaning you will need to own an elnin to claim currency for this prompt.
    • Information on Regional Affinity and Eyre Regions can be found in the resource here: [Regional Affinity Guide]
    • If you're unsure what to write or draw about about consider:
      • What kinds of weather regularly occurs in the region that impact how this plant fits into its surroundings?
      • What characteristics might elnin find interesting about this plant?
      • Where in the region would elnin normally find this plant?
    • You do not need to include your elnin visually or writing-wise for this prompt but make sure they are not a focal point. Your elnin should not take up more than 25% of the canvas in Regional Flora submissions. You're welcome to write a description from the point of view of the elnin you’re earning the AP for or include them if you want, but you’re not required to. Just be sure if you include the elnin you're earning AP for that the focus is the plant focus and regional imagery description and not dialogue. This just means if you include your elnin we won't mind if it's just a speck on a cliffside in a region like Kyendi but we would ask the elnin not be very large that it becomes the piece's focal point rather than the region.
    • In order verify that your piece qualifies for an Affinity Point (AP), please add the following information to your submission's comment text:
      • Regional Affinity: [ Eyre Region name (e.g. Ahza, Bellmoril, Ealei, Enmir, Faerindell, Kyendi, Palu'au Islands, Silveil, Strynhalde, Zevija ) ]
      • Elnin: [ Link to masterlist entry or their ELN# from the masterlist ]
  • Maximum Entries: [1] per month
  • Other:
    • Props/elnin present will not award EC for this prompt if you decide to include them.
    • Please only submit newly created art. Please do not submit commissioned works or previously-created art or art done on reused bases.
    • As always, non-owners are more than welcome to enter!
    • Shading is no longer being required for prompts but flat colors are still required. Shading is now optional.
    • Collab pieces are not allowed for prompt submissions.
    • All submissions must be your own work. Works produced through the use of artificial intelligence are not accepted in this group.
As usual, please feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear. Have fun!!

 



- FAQs -

Q: Are elnin mandatory in Regional Flora pieces?
A:  No! In fact, we would like Regional Flora pieces to focus on the flora itself and general scenery or settings where elnin are not a focal point. Tropical flowers found at the base of waterfalls in Kyendi alongside ruins is just one example of a regional flora focused prompt. Background elnin are welcome but no elnin should be a focal point or take up more than 25% of the entire scene. The new plant you are focusing on should be almost entirely visible, if not entirely visible.

Rewards

No rewards.

[MR-002] Gift Giver

Category: Monthly Prompt

[Monthly Regular Prompt] Create gift art of someone else's elnin! — Show details for more info.

Details

 
General Prompt Entry Rules and Guidelines

Please be sure you're familiar with our basic rules before continuing!
Monthly Regular prompts like this one will have slightly different "Quick Rules" so please read below to familiarize yourself with them!

 


 

This monthly regular prompt's "Quick Rules":

  • Entry Window: The 1st of the month until the last day of the month at 11:59pm PST.
    • Keep in mind month end dates will vary. We will be granting EC for this prompt based on the timestamp your prompt was submitted by, not when it was approved.
  • To Enter: Use the "Submit" button for this prompt!
  • Completion Reward:
    • [2EC] max per submission per month
  • Qualifying for EC:
    • Either:
      • Draw a fullbody piece of giftart of an elnin not owned by you.
        Or
      • Write a story that is 300 words (or more) about an elnin not owned by you.
    • Make sure if you do not own an elnin or you're doing art of someone else's elnin you have permission to draw or write for that character! You can find more information about this on our Gift Art Resources page!
    • An important note for writers: Some owners only allow drawn gift art since writing for characters with little personality info shown on their profile can be difficult. If an owner does not provide a method of contact they are alright being contacted at, or state outright they are alright receiving written gift art, we highly recommend finding a character or owner that does specify they are ok with written gift art. Do not approach users privately via offsite platforms/DMs unless they have been explicit on their profiles they are ok with as much! We don't want anyone feeling uncomfortable or like their personal spaces are being disregarded. If you're feeling stumped but only do writing you can also stop by our discord server (here) and inquire in the #character_connections channel to see if anyone would be alright with a written gift story for a character.
    • Under the "Characters" section, for your gift art submission please add the elnin(s)/kittom(s) depicted in the drawn or written gift art. If you are unable to do so please write that character's "Character Code" (ex. ELN001) in the comments section for your submission so they are identifiable, do not just give us their name, we will soft reject the submission and request that you add the "Character Code" in the comments for your submission.
  • Maximum Entries: [2] per month
  • Other:
    • Backgrounds are not required for this gift art prompt!
    • You may include additional elnin in your prompt, including elnin you own, just be sure at least one of the elnin you don't own that you're doing gift art for still has 75-80% of their body showing.
    • Backgrounds/props/additional elnin will not award more EC for this prompt if you decide to include them.
    • Please only submit newly created art. Please do not submit commissioned works or previously-created art or art done on reused bases.
    • As always, non-owners are more than welcome to enter!
    • Shading is no longer being required for prompts but flat colors are still required. Shading is now optional.
    • Collab pieces are not allowed for prompt submissions.
    • All submissions must be your own work. Works produced through the use of artificial intelligence are not accepted in this group.

 



If you're a non-owner looking for an Elnin to draw, or if you'd like to offer your Elnin for use to non-owners, please take a look over here at Our Gift Art Resources Page:


gift-art-banner.png

As usual, please feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear. Have fun!!

 



- FAQs -

Q: Are backgrounds mandatory?
A:  No! Not this prompt specifically.
 
Q: Are all art submissions of elnin/kittoms that belong to someone else?
A: Yes! You should not own the elnin/kittom you are doing gift art of.
 
Q: Can I include my own elnin in the gift art?
A:  Yes, just be sure the elnin you don't own that you are doing gift art for is still the primary subject of a submission/is still 75-80% visible.
 
Q: Can I give my gift art piece a background?
A: Yes! You can submit a background with your gift piece if you wish but we will not be reviewing gift art piece backgrounds for AP.
 
Q: Can I write a story about another user's elnin as gift art?
A:  Yes, but make sure you check if the user is ok with a written story or gift art. A user may have information on their elnin's profile or their own profile relative to what types of gift art they are comfortable with receiving for their elnin. If they do not specify but have marked their elnin as allowing gift art you'll want to reach out to them first, just make sure they are ok being contacted! If they indicate they do not wish to be contacted or do not provide a preferred means of contact via dA or discord you may want to choose a different elnin to do gift art for. Alternatively you can check in the group's discord and if anyone has characters they would be comfortable accepting a gift story for! Some users may not allow written gifts if they are concerned about their elnin's personality being inaccurately portrayed.
 

Rewards

Reward Amount
Elecite Coins 2

[MR-001] Regional Scenery

Category: Monthly Prompt

[Monthly Regular Prompt] Draw or write about one of Eyre's many regions! — Show details for more info.

Details

The Regional Affinity information has its own broader resource here: [Regional Affinity Guide]! Please make sure you include the correct info for verifying your prompt qualifies for AP. Thank you!

General Prompt Entry Rules and Guidelines

Please be sure you're familiar with our basic rules before continuing!
Monthly Regular prompts like this one will have slightly different "Quick Rules" so please read below to familiarize yourself with them!

 


 

This monthly regular prompt's "Quick Rules":

  • Entry Window: The 1st of the month until the last day of the month at 11:59pm PST (Timezone Reference Here).
    • Keep in mind month end dates will vary. We will be granting AP for this prompt based on the timestamp your prompt was submitted by, not when it was approved.
  • To Enter: Use the "Submit" button for this prompt!
  • Completion Reward:
    • [1AP] max per submission per month
      • AP must be granted to an elnin you own, so make sure you have an elnin in mind that you're earning this AP for specifically. AP is a character based currency and therefore must be granted to a character.
  • Qualifying for AP:
    • Either:
      • Draw a standalone background of the Eyre region you would like to earn AP for.
        Or
      • Write 300 words (or more) about a region you would like to earn AP for. Describe in your own words either what aspects this region is known for with imagery or why your elnin would like to visit this region. Be sure to include iconic features of the region or many of the region's general features to make it clear what region they're in.
    • AP is a character based currency meaning you will need to own an elnin to claim currency for this prompt.
    • Information on Regional Affinity and Eyre Regions can be found in the resource here: [Regional Affinity Guide]
    • If you're unsure what to write or draw about about consider:
      • What kinds of activities can you do in the region?
      • What characteristics of the landscape draw elnin to this region?
      • What parts of the region might travelers need to look out for or find unpleasant?
    • You do not need to include your elnin visually or writing wise for this prompt but make sure they are not a focal point. Your elnin should not take up more than 25% of the canvas in Regional Scenery submissions. You're welcome to write a description from the point of view of the elnin you’re earning the AP for or include them if you want, but you’re not required to. Just be sure if you include the elnin you're earning AP for that the focus is the regional imagery description and not dialogue. This just means if you include your elnin we won't mind if it's just a speck on a cliffside in a region like Kyendi but we would ask the elnin not be very large that it becomes the piece's focal point rather than the region.
    • In order verify that your piece qualifies for an Affinity Point (AP), please add the following information to your submission's comment text:
      • Regional Affinity: [ Eyre Region name (e.g. Ahza, Bellmoril, Ealei, Enmir, Faerindell, Kyendi, Palu'au Islands, Silveil, Strynhalde, Zevija ) ]
      • Elnin: [ Link to masterlist entry or their ELN# from the masterlist ]
  • Maximum Entries: [1] per month
  • Other:
    • Props/elnin present will not award EC for this prompt if you decide to include them.
    • Please only submit newly created art. Please do not submit commissioned works or previously-created art or art done on reused bases.
    • As always, non-owners are more than welcome to enter!
    • Shading is no longer being required for prompts but flat colors are still required. Shading is now optional.
    • Collab pieces are not allowed for prompt submissions.
    • All submissions must be your own work. Works produced through the use of artificial intelligence are not accepted in this group.
As usual, please feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear. Have fun!!

 



- FAQs -

Q: Are elnin mandatory in Regional Scenery pieces?
A:  No! In fact Regional Scenery pieces we would like to focus on the scenery or settings where elnin are not a focal point. Market scenery, etc. populated with elnin are welcome but no elnin should be a focal point or take up more than 25% of the entire scene.

Rewards

No rewards.

[S-1] Seasonal Lightbringers

Category: Seasonal Prompt
Ends: 31 March 2024, 23:59:59 PDT (1 month from now)

Draw or write about your elnin or kittom with their pomu lantern (or a friend with one) doing an activity they would want to partake in or usually do with their pomu! — Show details for more info.

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This is a Seasonal prompt that will recur every year between January through March!

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This seasonal prompt's "Quick Rules":

  • Entry Window: 01/01 - 03/31 11:59pm PST.
  • To Enter: Use the "Submit" button for this prompt!
  • Completion Reward: 6EC
  • Bonuses:
    • One of the following:
      [For written entries] Word count reaches 900: 2EC
      [For drawn entries] Including a second elnin/kittom (or other CS): 2EC
      • Second elnin/kittom must be 75-80% visible to claim this bonus!
        • Second elnin/kittom must be 75-80% visible to claim this bonus!
    • Plus:
      • [Including a Pomu] You're able to acquire an additional 1 EC for this prompt by including a fullbody drawing of your elnin's pomu lantern (for drawn entries) or by including 1 paragraph of your elnin interacting with or describing their pomu's lantern (for written entries). (See the seasonal prompt "[S-1] Seasonal Lightbringers" to learn more about pomu lanterns at this special time of year! If you have any questions about pomu lanterns at all please ask them via support ticket or in the group discord's #questions channel.)
      • [Regional Affinity] You're able to acquire 1 AP for this prompt if the background drawn fits the region! Please remember to make it visually distinct to the region, not a random wall, table, grass, tree, etc. You can have a background not themed towards a specific region, but it will not count for this bonus. (See the [Regional Affinity Guide] to learn more about this bonus. For specific guidelines on qualifying for AP for a region you will want to reference the Regional Affinity Guide and the background resources on the page of the region you want to earn AP for!)
        Qualifying for AP: In order to verify that your piece qualifies for an Affinity Point (AP), please add the following information to your prompt submission comment text:
        • Regional Affinity: [ Eyre Region name (e.g. Ahza, Bellmoril, Ealei, Enmir, Faerindell, Kyendi, Palu'au Islands, Silveil, Strynhalde, Zevija ) ]
        • Elnin: [ Link to masterlist entry or their ELN# from the masterlist ]
  • Maximum Entries: [1]
  • Other:
    • All entries must include a background.
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    • As always, non-owners are more than welcome to enter!
    • Shading is no longer being required for prompts but flat colors are still required. Shading is now optional.
    • Collab pieces are not allowed for prompt submissions.
    • All submissions must be your own work. Works produced through the use of artificial intelligence are not accepted in this group.
    • Please include the masterlist number of all elnin present in your prompt submission! Thank you!

 


 
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Art by Wila-Chan

 "Seasonal Lightbringers"

Draw or write about your elnin or kittom with their pomu lantern (or a friend with one) doing an activity they would want to partake in or usually do with their pomu!

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Miasma season has come and elnin pomus have once again entered a dormant state. At the beginning of every year all pomus enter a hibernation state, where their bodies transform into a chunk of anima crystal that casts a shimmering and warm light. Anima crystals match the pomu's host elnin's anima.
 
While in this form, pomus will float along behind their elnin host as if tethered by an invisible string. If separated or otherwise removed from the elnin's vicinity, the pomu crystal will simply vanish and reappear nearby. Some speculate that this hibernation state is caused by the miasmic suppression that happens at the start of the year. Being that pomus are highly sensitive to ambient mana shifts, this theory seems very likely.
 
As per tradition elnin are busy crafting lanterns designed to hold these floating pomu-crystals that can be seen trailing after them throughout their day. It has become an almost reverent act over the years, the lanterns being a symbolic light that banishes the oppressive darkness of winter. Many elnins will attach bells and pieces of parchment or fabric to their lantern with wishes written on them in hopes of bringing luck for the new year.
 
Once the lanterns are crafted though, elnin are sure to miss the extra set of hands and companionship their pomus provide. Are there any activities or sights they're longing to share with their small companion? Do they find themselves in a particularly difficult situation doing a few things their pomu would help them with and have to ask a friend to help out instead?  Perhaps a resourceful elnin uses the light their pomus crystal casts to get in some reading now that their books aren't being squirreled away in their shadows? What are elnin doing with their pomu lanterns?
 
(All adult elnin should have a pomu lantern visible in their prompt in some way. Kittoms can meet their pomus at a young age as well, so if you're not sure if a kittom can have a pomu lantern they surely can! If you kittom has not canonically met their pomu yet and you don't want to include a second elnin with one, consider using a different elnin, if you're able, or depiciting your kittom with perhaps an empty lantern they're toting around. One can never be too prepared for when their pomu may come into their life!)


If you're a non-owner looking for an Elnin to draw, or if you'd like to offer your Elnin for use to non-owners, please take a look over here at Our Gift Art Resources Page:


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As usual, please feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear. Have fun!!

 



- FAQs -

Q: Are backgrounds mandatory?
A: Yes! A background is required for this prompt.

Rewards

Reward Amount
Elecite Coins 6

[SQ-EP-4] Trails Through the Overgrowth

Category: Special Quest

[Special Quest: Experienced Paws] [Eligible: Kittom | Adult] — Show details for more info.

Details

Depict your elnin leaving trails amongst Eyre’s plants and flora. This can be done in forest undergrowth, dropped leaves, tall grass, flower fields, mossy marsh paths, or some other location coated with plant life.


Additional Information

This is an Act. For details on what Acts are and what they're used for then please visit the Questing Guide.

Rewards

No rewards.

[SQ-EP-3] Kicking Up the Rough

Category: Special Quest

[Special Quest: Experienced Paws] [Eligible: Kittom | Adult] — Show details for more info.

Details

Depict your elnin disrupting non-living elements with their paws. This could be splashing water from puddles, flicking sand or snow, or coating them in a muddy slurry that will surely leave a mark.


Additional Information

This is an Act. For details on what Acts are and what they're used for then please visit the Questing Guide.

Rewards

No rewards.

[SQ-EP-2] A Hop and a Skip

Category: Special Quest

[Special Quest: Experienced Paws] [Eligible: Kittom | Adult] — Show details for more info.

Details

Depict your elnin scattering some small local critters like small birds, mice or butterflies that have gathered. These are either critters they collected manually and are… creatively releasing with a little chase, or ones that have come together naturally like a flock of birds feasting on seeds that might scatter at the sound of encroaching paws.. This is how phantom critters are attained, right?


Additional Information

This is an Act. For details on what Acts are and what they're used for then please visit the Questing Guide.

Rewards

No rewards.

[SQ-EP-1] Artful Toe Beans

Category: Special Quest

[Special Quest: Experienced Paws] [Eligible: Kittom | Adult] — Show details for more info.

Details

Depict your elnin using art supplies to create a trail after their paws. These can be little bangles of string worn like bracelets, some paint coated on their beans, or a scattering of confetti or other materials being diligently dropped at their paws as they walk.


Additional Information

This is an Act. For details on what Acts are and what they're used for then please visit the Questing Guide.

Rewards

No rewards.

[SQ-CS-5] Lucky Light

Category: Special Quest

[Special Quest: Colorful Showers of Light] [Region: Strynhalde] [Eligible: Kittom | Adult] — Show details for more info.

Details

A unique phenomena occurs only in a particularly reflective series of ice caverns in Strynhalde. Light showers that fall outside the caverns and through small cracks in areas above reflect against the smooth ice surfaces. Colorful lines of light may reflect a few times before they disperse. Depict your elnin witnessing this lucky sight, as all the right conditions have to align for it to occur.


Notes

The light showers display as streaks of color with small motes of light left where they land. The streak’s light and motes vary in color, but are generally bright and show up better when it's dark. A field of fireflies would be a good example of how the motes look, only on the ground or very close to it, and with more variation in color. They could be green, pink, purple, etc. but are generally hues closer to white.


Additional Information

This is an Act. For details on what Acts are and what they're used for then please visit the Questing Guide.

Rewards

No rewards.

[SQ-CS-4] Lighting Up the Dark

Category: Special Quest

[Special Quest: Colorful Showers of Light] [Eligible: Kittom | Adult] — Show details for more info.

Details

While it’s usually cloudy when light showers roll in, they stand out the best at night. Depict your elnin encountering a shower in the darkest hours of a day. Was it an accidental encounter getting caught in a light shower while heading home on a dark night? Perhaps an elnin has been waiting for the right time to throw a neighborhood party in the middle of a light shower and one just fell at night? One can only wonder how the neighbors feel about it…but someone is surely a partynin.


Notes

The light showers display as streaks of color with small motes of light left where they land. The streak’s light and motes vary in color, but are generally bright and show up better when it's dark. A field of fireflies would be a good example of how the motes look, only on the ground or very close to it, and with more variation in color. They could be green, pink, purple, etc. but are generally hues closer to white.


Additional Information

This is an Act. For details on what Acts are and what they're used for then please visit the Questing Guide.

Rewards

No rewards.

[SQ-CS-3] Catching Light

Category: Special Quest

[Special Quest: Colorful Showers of Light] [Eligible: Kittom | Adult] — Show details for more info.

Details

Depict your elnin trying to catch some of the light shower that’s raining down. They’ll soon discover this is near impossible, but it can be a far-fetched dream or a fun game depending on the participant. Are they grabbing a bottle, barrel, or bag to attempt to capture some of the light? Maybe they’re darting around with toe beans flying every which way to try to capture the elusive motes. While there is no known successful method, elnins still feel compelled to try, filled with a strong desire to contain the dots of fallen light within their grasp. Oop. There goes another, gone once the paw is removed.


Notes

The light showers display as streaks of color with small motes of light left where they land. The streak’s light and motes vary in color, but are generally bright and show up better when it's dark. A field of fireflies would be a good example of how the motes look, only on the ground or very close to it, and with more variation in color. They could be green, pink, purple, etc. but are generally hues closer to white.


Additional Information

This is an Act. For details on what Acts are and what they're used for then please visit the Questing Guide.

Rewards

No rewards.

[SQ-CS-2] Light Research

Category: Special Quest

[Special Quest: Colorful Showers of Light] [Eligible: Kittom | Adult] — Show details for more info.

Details

Depict your elnin taking down notes and observations about a light shower. Do they draw diagrams or prefer written notes? What sort of observations are they making? Is this the first shower they’ve encountered or have there been others?


Notes

The light showers display as streaks of color with small motes of light left where they land. The streak’s light and motes vary in color, but are generally bright and show up better when it's dark. A field of fireflies would be a good example of how the motes look, only on the ground or very close to it, and with more variation in color. They could be green, pink, purple, etc. but are generally hues closer to white.


Additional Information

This is an Act. For details on what Acts are and what they're used for then please visit the Questing Guide.

Rewards

No rewards.

[SQ-CS-1] A Light Fright

Category: Special Quest

[Special Quest: Colorful Showers of Light] [Eligible: Kittom | Adult] — Show details for more info.

Details

Depict your elnin being startled by a sudden shower of prismatic light. Are they genuinely terrified or just surprised? What actions do they take to calm their nerves in such a situation? They can onset fairly quickly and pass just as fast.


Notes

The light showers display as streaks of color with small motes of light left where they land. The streak’s light and motes vary in color, but are generally bright and show up better when it's dark. A field of fireflies would be a good example of how the motes look, only on the ground or very close to it, and with more variation in color. They could be green, pink, purple, etc. but are generally hues closer to white.


Additional Information

This is an Act. For details on what Acts are and what they're used for then please visit the Questing Guide.

Rewards

No rewards.

[SQ-BE-6] Newfound Breath

Category: Special Quest

[Special Quest: Breathing Exercises] [Region: Ealei for Cloud Breath | Zevija for Fire Breath][Eligible: Kittom | Adult] — Show details for more info.

Details

Depict your elnin in the region the breath mutation they’re pursuing is associated with breathing out their new anima colored breath. While they may not have acquired a lasting version of breath quite yet they’re at that final step of a more permanent change.


Additional Information

This is an Act. For details on what Acts are and what they're used for then please visit the Questing Guide.

Rewards

No rewards.

[SQ-BE-5] Fresh Air

Category: Special Quest

[Special Quest: Breathing Exercises] [Eligible: Kittom | Adult] — Show details for more info.

Details

Depict your elnin familiarizing themselves with the feeling of wind. This should be either a location where wind currents are particularly strong or noticeable. The environment should depict a breeze or stronger gusts either through the leaves on trees, ripples or waves on untouched lakes, or sand or snow being kicked up by gusts.


Additional Information

This is an Act. For details on what Acts are and what they're used for then please visit the Questing Guide.

Rewards

No rewards.

[SQ-TT-3] Triangulated

Category: Special Quest

[Special Quest: A Tale of Tails] [Region: Kyendi] [Eligible: Kittom | Adult] — Show details for more info.

Details

There is a jungle clearing in Kyendi where three large boulders are equally distanced from one another to form a triangle. It is rumored that elnin that wander into this space end up lost for the better part of a day, only to wake up around dusk and hurry home. After this experience, a few elnin are left with a sensation that they’re forgetting something or have lost something for about a week. The sensation usually does not last longer than that though.

Depict your elnin investigating the large boulders and clearing. Do they pass the day immersed in curiosity or have a sinking feeling they’re lost? Are they drawing marks in the ground or attempting to make a map in the clearing? How does your elnin handle this confusing time?


Additional Information

This is an Act. For details on what Acts are and what they're used for then please visit the Questing Guide.

Rewards

No rewards.

[SQ-TT-5] Something Extra

Category: Special Quest

[Special Quest: A Tale of Tails] [Region: Kyendi] [Eligible: Kittom | Adult] — Show details for more info.

Details

While journeying around Kyendi and having visited many unusual spots, elnin can start feeling like they have something a little extra on their rump. Looking back, they are surprised to find that instead of seeing the number of tails they normally have, they now have five whole tails connected to their rump. What’s more surprising though, is they’re the only one that can see this oddity. How do they react? Do they marvel at the extra tails, or is it more concerning that no one else can see them? For better or worse, they wake up the next day and they no longer have five tails and are back to the number of tails they normally had.


Additional Information

This is an Act. For details on what Acts are and what they're used for then please visit the Questing Guide.

Rewards

No rewards.
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