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[M-043] Aquatic Acquaintances

Category: Monthly Prompt
Ends: 30 June 2021, 23:59:59 PDT (6 days 1 hour 2 minutes 59 seconds from now)

#43 Draw or write about your elnin or kittom identifying a fish or aquatic critter they have caught or found! — Show details for more info.

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Community World Building Prompt!

Hello everyone! This month's prompt is a world building prompt. This month the fish/aquatic critters depicted in entries may be selected to become part of Eyre's lore. We're looking for interesting fish/aquatic critters that may be associated with specific regions so if your prompt is region specific for AP this month consider what types of aquatic life might fit that region well. Please only include fish/aquatic critters you would be comfortable with possibly becoming canon in Eyre. Not all fish/aquatic critters are guaranteed to become canon this is just more or less a disclaimer so you are aware by participating you're allowing us to use your aquatic critter ideas/contributions to be used in Eyre. If you don't want to create a diverse new type of fish/aquatic critters specifically please just draw a generic fish you think would exist in a space.

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A Fishy Raffle

For the month of June we'll be hosting a raffle for 10 Overwild (Aquatic) Tail Tokens. Please read below the prompt's description for additional info on how to enter and rules. Completing this month's prompt will not automatically enter you for this raffle, you will need to submit a response to a google form so please keep this in mind!


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Art by CandyChameleon

 "Aquatic Acquaintances"

#43 Draw or write about your elnin or kittom identifying a fish or aquatic critter they have caught or found!

Some elnin are still boasting about their catches from last month, while others are still struggling to identify them. Other elnin may have their paws full and can't lift their discoveries from the water (some the size equivalent to what elseworlders would call "Tuna").  What sort of fish or aquatic critter have they discovered? Experts are requesting the help of locals to report their discoveries in great detail so they can be catalogued for their fellow travelers in need.
 
All fish or aquatic discoveries should be non-magical, as experts ask any overtly magical aquatic life be left to trained specialists to record (and therefore not appear in this prompt). That said there are many non-magical fish and aquatic critters that are fairly common or safe for elnin to approach and quite a few that have adapted to their environments just fine without magic, even in regions like Azha where water is scarce! (Think of things like mudskipper equivalents.)There are some fish that may just have developed a high level of tolerance for cold environments like Strynhalde or the deep caves in Zevija.

( Fish/aquatic critters should be non-magical life that any average elnin or kittom could encounter! These fish/critters may adapt for surviving in some regions though naturally. Like fish that swim just fine with frost covered fins and so on, not because they are magical and wield ice but because they live somewhere cold like Strynhalde. Aquatic critters should be primarily aquatic, think sea turtles vs. your standard turtles, and should be depicted with respect to the environment they live in. No tuna sized fish in tiny streams, have mercy.
 
While some slightly larger fish/critters are allowed please try to keep things smaller than a very small whale, like a beluga. No mythical beings like sea dragons, etc. A fantasy spin is ok like giving a 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 with the assumption it's probably the biggest thing around and we'd like to keep a respectful distance while still allowing some creativity.)
 

June Raffle Details

Eligibility:

  • To be entered into the Overwild (Aquatic) tail raffle pool you must have completed a submission for either last month's prompt ( [M-042] Fishing with Finesse ) or this month's prompt ( [M-043] Aquatic Acquaintances ).
  • This raffle will be rolled on July 3rd, with an exact time pending!

Submission Process:

If your submission is soft rejected, the mod who did so will explain the requirement you missed and you will need to fix it before resubmitting it. We will not be giving leeway for edits this month relative to the raffle. If your edits are not made and submitted before the 3rd of July you will not be allowed to enter the raffle. The raffle form will close July 2nd at 11:59pm PST.

  • Complete your prompt piece.
  • Submit your prompt piece to this prompt.
  • Once your entry is approved by a moderator on site please fill out the form for the raffle you are eligible to join:

Item being Raffled:

  • Overwild (Aquatic) Tail Token x10

Restrictions/Warnings:

  • Tokens will be raffled off to entrants, but each entrant can only win a max of 1 token. If you win a token you may not win another.
  • These tokens are considered free gifts, so these tokens will have zero added resale value.
  • These tokens are not MYO slots/characters. If you do not own an elnin you may choose to hold onto the token until you have an elnin you wish to apply it to.
  • The tokens themselves can't be traded, gifted, swapped, etc. They must be used on an elnin/kittom and art must be updated for the token to be removed from your inventory. We will not be adding the tail style to an elnin's notes section, the token must be attached to the design update of the elnin it is being used on with the respective art change.
    • Keep in mind you absolutely may not trade this token at all whether it's for art, under the table, etc. If you do not want the token any longer please submit a ticket on site and a moderator will remove it from your account to be re-raffled off to the community at a later time. (Specifics will be announced should this come up.)
    • If you are found attempting to trade a token from this raffle you will receive a warning and the token will be removed from your account. If the token is discovered to be part of any under the table trades after its use both you, and the other party will receive warnings. You can, of course, trade your elnin with the Overwild (Aquatic) tail after, but it should not have been part of a deal made prior to the application of the token.
    • Any group member found soliciting winners for their tokens will also be warned for doing so. If you win a token and are approached by another group member to trade your free gift you are welcome to submit a ticket to the moderator team on site and we will handle it. We may take more severe actions than just a warning if a user is found to be persisting to solicit the same user or soliciting other winners. Please be kind to fellow group members. No one wants to be harassed for something they won.
  • Free gifts in this group are free gifts. Any profiting or attempting to profit from them by way of trade is frowned upon and grounds for a warning. As users must enter themselves manually into these flaffles we will be taking this to mean you want the token for yourself. Trading or attempting to trade implies otherwise and will not be tolerated as it is directly taking opportunities away from other community members that participated. Again, if you do not want the token at a later time you may always give it back to the group via submitting a ticket and allowing the moderator team to re-raffle it off at a later time.
  • Use of this token on an elnin will apply a 1 month cooldown
    • This cooldown starts when the design update art is finished and approved by the moderator team via design updates.
  • Prompt entries must be submitted by 6/30, 11:59pm PST.
  • If your prompt entry has been soft rejected, the fixed entry must be resubmitted by 7/1, 11:59pm PST at the latest. After your prompt is approved you may enter the form.
  • Entries that miss either of these deadlines are not eligible for the token prizes. No extensions, no exceptions.
  • If you fear you may have somehow entered the raffle form twice on accident (via being signed in through another family members account or some other means) please submit a ticket! The form will be limited to 1 response per google account so if we see names appearing twice we will reach out via modberry prior to July 3rd PST time. If we do not get a prompt response before the time the tokens are raffled on July 3rd then any names found to have entered more than once will be entirely removed, both the initial entry and the duplicate entry.


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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 month.
 
Q: I've done this month's prompt and I would like to enter the raffle for the Overwild (Aquatic) Tail Token. Can I?
A: Yes! Absolutely. Please fill out this form linked below. You will need a link to your prompt submission from either this month or last month!
 
Q: I did the prompt for last month and this month, can I enter the Overwild (Aquatic) Tail Token raffle twice?
A: No, the raffle is one submission per person, but if you did the prompt last month and don't have time this month you can use May 2021's prompt submission to enter!

Rewards

Reward Amount
Elecite Coins 6
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