February Holiday: The Mountain Sleeps Race

Arcane Zoo Forums Event Grounds February Holiday: The Mountain Sleeps Race

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  • #1520

    ArcaneZoo Admin
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    @arcanezoo

    As winter rolls across the continent the first snow will start to fall in Kotakaii, to usher in this event each year, locals hold a race from the main port, to a special cave in the low lying mountains to honor the change of seasons. Travelers will come from other regions to witness this ‘Sleeping Mountain’ competition and even bet on winners.
    After the races winners are announced, fests of roast fish and winter cabbage are communally shared over two nights.

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    Any character may participate in the race regardless of homeland, and players may submit as many creative works for this event as they wish.

    Prompt:
    Draw or write about your character’s participation in the ‘Sleeping Mountain’ race, this can be done solo or may include player NPCs as riders. Due to the harsh and varied terrains, many creatures will wear special gear to deal with the cold weather, sharp rocks and frozen lakes. Traditionally each racer will bring a small offering to leave in the cave at the end, both to show their completion of the race, and to honor the spirits of the mountains.

    Artwork must feature the landscapes of the highlands of Kotakaii, or the coastal city if you wish to work with their preparation before or after the race in your submission.

    • Reward: One raffle ticket and 100 Kouneen per submission.

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    Locals also hold a special contest for hunters to bring in as many winter hares as they can while on their race to help add food to community stocks get through the height of winter. Any Player characters who’s homeland is Kotakaii Moutains may access this additional event prompt using artwork or stories that have been submitted for the ‘Winter Race’.

    Prompt:
    Add a hare in any race submission, character can be hunting them, carrying them, or perhaps overlooking one in their focus on the race.

    • Reward: 50% chance of earning 1TP, 10% chance of extra raffle ticket per submission.

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    Hackken, two time winner of the race in past years, as returned again to showcase his skills, in hopes of a third win.

    Prompt:
    Include Hackken in any submission.

    • Reward: One raffle ticket. +2SP bonus.

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    Secret Prompts:

    This event has three hidden prompts, all are achieved by drawing or writing about a certain thing that staff is looking for. There might be hints in the above prompts, so explore and be creative, you never know if you might discover something extra!

    • Prompt one is an instant reward win for the first player who triggers it.
    • Prompt two is an additional submission requirement with two choices. This can be won by multiple players.
    • Prompt three is story path choices. This can be triggered by multiple people, but only one larger prize will be available for the first player to follow the correct story path.

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    Raffle Prizes:
    First Prize: This player is considered the winner of the race, and earns a unique badge for their character’s import page showing off their skills. (In the case of the player winning having used more than one character in prompts, they may choose which one gets the badge.) Also having bested the competitive Haccken, the winner will also get to take home this Popokee character.

    Second Prize (2 Winners): Choice of breeding slots to two Starter characters.
    Three (2 Winners): 5TP and 500 Kouneen.
    Secret prizes: One unique Location, and two unique Yens familiars.

    Raffle ticket list

     

    Submit your entries on this post:

    Link to Character Import:
    Link to artwork included:
    Any items being used to boost outcomes: (This can include banked items)

     

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  ArcaneZoo Admin. Reason: added raffle list link
  • #1547

    NeoGeen
    Participant
    @neogeen

    Teoh hesitated on the racing grounds. Her teeth clenched the offering bone in her jaws.

     

    Link to Character Import: Teoh
    Link to artwork included: Link
    Any items being used to boost outcomes: None

    • #1551

      ArcaneZoo Admin
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      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

      Keeping a keen eye out you also stumble on an item on your path: Lichen.

  • #1549

    Hoata
    Keymaster
    @hoata


    The decent to the city is a long trek and the morning mist gives the mountain trail a somewhat ominous appearance, but Hasar sets off with high spirits, the first snowflakes of the year only serving to increase her excitement .

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    • #1552

      ArcaneZoo Admin
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      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

      Regional Tribute: One extra raffle ticket has been earned.

  • #1573

    Hoata
    Keymaster
    @hoata


    Taking a  shortcut over a newly frozen lake is risky, but it might give Hasar an edge in the race. If It doesn’t land her in the freezing water, that is.

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    • #1580

      ArcaneZoo Admin
      Keymaster
      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

      Regional Tribute: 1TP has been earned for your hard work.

  • #1585

    Asterleaf
    Participant
    @asterleaf


    It was the big day; the start of the Sleeping Mountain Race. Denali was finally old enough to race. She had been travelling for days to make it on time. Now she stood at the starting line, the sun rising behind her. Denali felt a stone of nervousness in her stomach. She knew she was going up against some hard competition, some of which had completed the race multiple times. She was ready, though. She had created her own gear that would keep her warm in the snow–something she wasn’t accustomed to. Tradition required a tribute for the spirits of the mountain. Denali obliged willingly, offering the horn of the gazelle she used to make her gear, it’s fur artistically wrapped around it. She hoped her tribute would represent her homeland as well as herself. The other competitors lined up on either side of Denali. Haccken, a previous two-time winner of the Sleeping Mountain, stood to her left, his tribute–a trout from the port–hanging from his mouth. Denali could practically feel the arrogance radiating from him. She didn’t dare turn to him, too determined to lose her focus. When the race kicked off, Denali hit the ground as hard as she could. If Haccken were to get his third win, he would have to fight for it.

    Link to Character Import: Link
    Link to artwork included: Link
    Any items being used to boost outcomes: N/A

    • #1593

      ArcaneZoo Admin
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      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

      In a flurried dash to stay ahead of you, Haccken takes a confident sprint across a thinly iced over waterway, at first his risk seems to be paying off as his gait outpaces you by quite a few yards. After getting some good ground things start to go poorly for the Popokee, once solid ice starts to buckle and crack under even his delicate steps, and he takes a dangerous tumble out on the now potentially unstable ground….

      Story prompt choice (follow up art is not required to finished this thread, just reply with your choice!):

      Path 1: Don’t hesitate, detour and rush to help Haccken up from the ice.

      Path 2: Keep on racing, that guy’s a pro, and the ice is still stable, don’t risk falling in yourself.

      • #1596

        Asterleaf
        Participant
        @asterleaf

        (OoOoo Yes!)

        Path 1. No one deserves to die due to hubris.

        • #1602

          ArcaneZoo Admin
          Keymaster
          @arcanezoo

          You swing back on the race path watching other passing racers make frantic paths ahead of you. Once redirected you take a cautious slide across the ice field, keeping slow steps for a fractured surface along the way to where Haccken lays fallen. As you approach the Popokee  lifts his head up and snorts…

          “If I can’t win on my own feet, what’s even the point..step off!”

          He pushes you away as he gets up, almost unwilling to acknowledge the precarious footing both of you are on…

          Story prompt choice (follow up art is not required to finished this thread, just reply with your choice!):

          Path 1: Give him space and back off quietly, a scuffle on this ice is not worth risking…

          Path 2: Call him OUT! You gave up racing to help, he should thank you for even coming out here to help…

          • #1604

            Asterleaf
            Participant
            @asterleaf

            Path 2

          • #1607

            Asterleaf
            Participant
            @asterleaf

            @arcanezoo can I actually go with Path 1? It won’t let me edit my previous reply.

            • #1618

              ArcaneZoo Admin
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              @arcanezoo

              Taking a a few slow steps backward to give the Popokee some space, you keep an eye as he gets to his feet and starts to walk off without a word, not a thanks or acknowledgement. On your own way back to solid ground, you notice something shiny on the ice, looks like Haccken dropped his trinket for the race. You pick it up, thinking this will be reward enough for your help..

              300 Kouneen and a Platinum Ore have been added to your bank.

  • #1617

    Hoata
    Keymaster
    @hoata


    Hasar hesitates at the entrance to the cave. The race had been long and her opponents swift, but she had persisted, pushing through the harsh terrain and weather. Although she had passed many on her way, only through entering the tribute cave would she know if she is the first to arrive.

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  • #1620

    ArcaneZoo Admin
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    @arcanezoo

    The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

    Regional Tribute: One additional raffle ticket has been earned for your hard work.

  • #1627

    Asterleaf
    Participant
    @asterleaf


    After being derailed from the mountain trail the race was set upon, Denali found herself unable to relocate it. She glanced around with worry and began to pad through the forest. Due to the cold, Denali rarely visited the Kotakaii wilderness, making her unfamiliar with the land. However, she reasoned that if she kept a straight line, she would either eventually reach the trail once again, or stumble into someone who could help. As she walked, she couldn’t help but remember the stories of the spirits that resided in the mountains. Her superstitions starting to get to her, Denali picked up her pace and prayed she’d get out of this mess soon.

    Link to Character Import: Link
    Link to artwork included: Link
    Any items being used to boost outcomes: N/A

    • #1634

      ArcaneZoo Admin
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      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

      Keeping a keen eye out you also stumble on an item on your path: Polished Stone.

  • #1643

    Pure09
    Keymaster
    @pure09

    Link to Character Import: Korlund #17
    Link to artwork included: Mistakes in the Making
    Any items being used to boost outcomes: N/A

    • #1662

      ArcaneZoo Admin
      Keymaster
      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

      Keeping a keen eye out you also stumble on an item on your path: Platinum Ore.

  • #1727

    NeoGeen
    Participant
    @neogeen


    The snow picks up as Teoh joins others on the steep and icy track.
    @asterleaf @hoata – I borrowed Denali and Hasar!

     

    Link to Character Import: Teoh
    Link to artwork included: Link
    Any items being used to boost outcomes: None

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  NeoGeen.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  NeoGeen.
    • #1732

      ArcaneZoo Admin
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      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

      Keeping a keen eye out you also stumble on an item on your path: Small Gold Nugget

    • #1736

      Asterleaf
      Participant
      @asterleaf

      Ahh! I love it! 😀

  • #1730

    NeoGeen
    Participant
    @neogeen


    Unaccustomed to the terrain, Teoh misjudged her next step.

    Link to Character Import: Teoh
    Link to artwork included: Link
    Any items being used to boost outcomes: None

    • #1733

      ArcaneZoo Admin
      Keymaster
      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

       

  • #1757

    Asterleaf
    Participant
    @asterleaf


    Finally, Denali was able to make it back to the race’s trail unharmed. She stood at the entrance of the cave, a little saddened to find the other tributes already lying there. Leaning down to place her addition to the pile, Denali couldn’t help feeling as though she was being watched. Perhaps by the mountain’s spirits? With a nervous shutter, she quickly moved on her way, entering the cave.

    Link to Character Import: Link
    Link to artwork included: Link
    Any items being used to boost outcomes: N/A

    • #1769

      ArcaneZoo Admin
      Keymaster
      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! OVER! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

      Taking an extra careful pause at the end of the race, you pick up an additional item: Fractured Azoth!

       

  • #1779

    Hoata
    Keymaster
    @hoata


    Hasar had known outrunning Haccken would be difficult, but it was only now she began to appreciate how fast the popokee actually was…

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    • #1780

      ArcaneZoo Admin
      Keymaster
      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

      Regional Tribute: 1TP has been earned for your hard work.

      Additional Prompt: Coming around a sharp curve in the path, A shadowy figure darts just out of your view, and down what looks to be a rather steep, icy step in the rock face. While temping to give chase, taking this dangerous path is going to cost you a lot of extra time..if you side track, you will skip any additional ‘Secret Prompt’ and bonus item rolls for submissions after this choice. (SP bonuses and Regional Tributes rewards will still be rolled!)

       

      Option 1: Go back to the race and ignore the stranger. (Continue on as usual)

      Option 2: Take the slower detour and track this mysterious figure. (Draw or write a creative submission about your character scaling this pathway after the stranger)

       

       

  • #1781

    Hoata
    Keymaster
    @hoata


    Choosing to pursue the mysterious figure, it wasn’t long before Hasar came to regret her decision…

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    • #1789

      Hoata
      Keymaster
      @hoata

      Oops, just realised I posted this separately instead of replying to the post above. This is the option 2 additional submission  for the last post.

      • #1794

        ArcaneZoo Admin
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        @arcanezoo

        The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

        Regional Tribute: 1TP has been earned for your hard work.

        Following the tracks in the snow, you come to a clearing where they double back round, leading you to your own foot steps again, a bit of a dead end it seems?

        Your detour doesn’t seem to be completed unnoticed, as you turn to head back to the trail, you get a distinct feeling of being watched..

        You’ve earned one of the Secret Prompt rewards, these will be reviled and rolled for at the end of the event!

  • #1791

    Nate
    Participant
    @taelen

     

    As they’re not the fastest Kirun around, Gwen decided to focus more on hunting for hares and enjoying the landscape

    (better late than never whoops)

    Link to Character Import: link
    Link to artwork included: link

    • #1795

      ArcaneZoo Admin
      Keymaster
      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

      Keeping a keen eye out you also stumble on an item on your path: Raw Crystal

      Regional Tribute: One additional raffle ticket has been earned for your hard work.

       

       

  • #1799

    NeoGeen
    Participant
    @neogeen


    Tired, wet, and cold. Teoh entered the offering cave driven by an unknown strength. As if the spirits of the mountain were guiding her to the end.

    Link to Character Import: Teoh
    Link to artwork included: Link
    Any items being used to boost outcomes: None

    • #1825

      ArcaneZoo Admin
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      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

       

  • #1800

    NeoGeen
    Participant
    @neogeen


    The soup bubbles, the hearth crackles, and Teoh sleeps through the celebration feast.

    Link to Character Import: Teoh
    Link to artwork included: Link
    Any items being used to boost outcomes: None

    • #1826

      ArcaneZoo Admin
      Keymaster
      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

      That sure was a tasty treat, for being the first partake in the local noms, you have earned: 3 additional raffle tickets, and ‘Aether Rooster’ Plate for a boost a long the way.

  • #1801

    Asterleaf
    Participant
    @asterleaf


    Pushing to make the last mile, Denali finally arrives at the finish line. Exhausted, she pads over to where the others are waiting: the winner’s circle. Being one of the youngest to attend, Denali looks about the other competitors not with disappointment, but with pride. She conquered the Kotakaii Mountains and survived the frozen forests. Content, she heads off with her new companions to share a meal of roasted fish and winter cabbage, the idea of a hot meal sounding better with each footstep. Fifth place isn’t so bad.

    @neogeen (returned the favor! c: ) @hoata @pure09 I burrowed Hasar and Korlund for a sec!

    Link to Character Import: Link
    Link to artwork included: Link
    Any items being used to boost outcomes: None

    • #1827

      ArcaneZoo Admin
      Keymaster
      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

      Keeping a keen eye out you also stumble on an item on your path: Large Gold Nugget

  • #1813

    Asterleaf
    Participant
    @asterleaf

    It was early morning, the day of the race. Everyone lined up, an intense anxiousness in the air. Who would win this year? Who would be the champion? All would be put to the test soon….

    (Collab with @hoata)

    Link to Character Import: Denali Hasar
    Link to artwork included: Link
    Any items being used to boost outcomes: None

    • #1828

      ArcaneZoo Admin
      Keymaster
      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

      Keeping a keen eye out you also stumble on an item on your path: Mountain Flowers.

  • #1816

    Hoata
    Keymaster
    @hoata


    It was early morning, the day of the race. The contestants lined up, intense anxiousness in the air and snow-heavy clouds over the mountains. Who would win this year? Who would be the champion? All would be put to the test soon…

    (Collab with @asterleaf)

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    @twewme, @taelen

    • #1829

      ArcaneZoo Admin
      Keymaster
      @arcanezoo

      The race is on! Your entry has been registered and rewards given.

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