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[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.
    • 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.
    • 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!)


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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.

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