The Contest Hall's Prize Pool for Champions is finally getting an influx of pets! Good luck to all you Contest Hall contestants!
The Ringneck Pheasant and Sacred Phoenix Lotine have iridescent colors that look stunning when viewed from any angle.
The slightly hunkier than average Candycane Caribou (male) Pachee are ready to melt your heart and protect your pachee huddle!
What does the fox say? The Foxy Lady (silky) Orbaru cannot pass down her three tails, but she sure is cute!
The Gift (sloth) Orbaru comes in three varities; Pup, Kit, and Kittypup. How adorable! The bow, of course, doesn't pass down!
And with that concludes this batch for the Contest Hall Champions. Contests are a pretty laid back competition, I'd recommend joining with your neat pets!
The Autumn Create-A-Spell contest is going to close December 15th 2019 to make leeway for judging and then the Winter Create-A-Spell contest will begin after judging. If you have any last minute entries for the Autumn one, do get them in before that date!
EDIT: There are now a few Rotation pets this year those of you with Encounters turned ON in the garden. You will have a rare chance of encountering a (different for each season) Pet that is NOT a Koguma while gardening with the encounters on!
These exclusive colorations can ONLY be found in the Gardens during encounters; each season has a different special pet to be found!
A (small on purpose) Sneak Peak-
Good luck to those of you that plan to search for them!
Last Edit: Dec 13, 2019 2:17:35 GMT -6 by Renathan
Houluh (Species #61) are a lot of interesting things despite being quite simple.
Creatures Dedicated to the Goddess Order, adept at following the laws of man... Given out a long while back in a super-special giveaway... and The Lab's first True Mammalian Species, capable of producing live pups-
WOT? WANWAN- Were you not prepared? (-throws non-existant cookies to people who saw this coming-) The houluh are now the site's newest Free Breedable! (And also can be grown to adults using the system)
****Clarification: The HAA does not stock random pups. The HAA only stocks people's donated pups from breedings. Don't worry, breedings have to have a third puppy donated, so it will be stocked as people breed. Remember, you have to have a Kennel to adopt houluh from the HAA. This is mentioned in the Breeding System thread.
You don't actually have to breed your houluh- you don't need to be a breeder to use a Token of Fidelity. ;3 I know this won't be everyone's cup of tea! You also don't need to participate in any of this with your houluh if you don't want to. Also, you can get started before you even own a houluh if you want! Just read the Breeding System linked above. You do, however, have to use the Debutante Show system if you want to grow your Houluh to Adult. Don't worry, it's not actually difficult.
Check out the new Houluh Hall! This is where you can post your own thread for doing your Houluh's Debutante shows. Houluh breeding ties in the Contest System somewhat, though not with extreme difficulty. It's sorta like how Sarane were tied up with the Pit.
CREDITS AND NYOOM We'll be using this lovely set of lineart created by Sen on Lioden (specifically for the Houluh system paid for by myself) for the houluh for as long as we don't have any 'official' files (stuff closer to the originals). We may not ever have official files, and these will be used instead! IF we do wind up getting official lines though someday, I'll be setting up a request thread to get the already made ones moved over to the official lines.
Like I said though, we may not ever get official files for the houluh. gun
Last Edit: Jan 22, 2020 2:46:39 GMT -6 by Renathan
Also to give more traction to other announcements and a recap: The current Tourney will have fighters sitting out on some rounds, since the amount of people wasn't conducive to round-robin style. Darky did an awesome set of January Items for the mansion! We did get enough folks to run the Winter Solstice Contest. Thank y'all! I will be doing shop replies again for a while among other babbling. Uh, also if you have questions about how to do contests that has to do with how to actually roleplay even being in a pet contest, let me know via PM.*
*I can't really give away any stats-related hints or anything like that, but I can totally walk you through what a contest is if you are intimidated.
I hope that this is exciting to everyone else as it is for myself! Here's the long-awaited redone version of the Devaros Draconic growth I did a while back (done by Sen from Lioden, who also did the new houluh files).
We've got breedable files for the Devaros (adult and baby!) so Devaros can be bred in the The Clutch Temple like any draconic. <3 Happy breeding!
(And this concludes the outsourced files- I felt a little indebted to make sure that we got the Devaros up and running since they were my project.)
Last Edit: Jan 25, 2020 18:39:54 GMT -6 by Renathan
The Panic Button has been produced and is now buyable for 1 QP in the quest shop. It can be used to do a quest you might have missed in the past or want to do again, at the added cost that it replaces the quest you can do during the month you use it. Note that there will be upkept a list of quests that cannot be 'went back to' using the Panic Button.
EDIT: Also, note that you can still fail a quest you used the Panic Button to get.
IE: If you miss out on getting a success roll during the month it was used, the Panic Button is still used up.
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2020 1:08:02 GMT -6 by Renathan
There have been a lot of Little Changes today, mostly quality of life.
First Off; there are now enough items in the Mansion Loot table this month to have rolls done. ;3 Darky will put more in the loot table ASAP to finish it up. The Wishing Well item has it's stats and they can be found in the Functional Items Special Items area. The pet for this month's mansion is done and has stats. They can be found in special set #1.
The Suggestions Area got a 'how to use this' thread that I'd like you all to check out. We needed suggestions to be just that; suggestions, and to be easier to read for us so they don't get lost. Don't put questions there please, and if your suggestion doesn't make it it'll be locked and mentioned that it won't be accepted so that people don't do repeat suggestions. There is a New Doodads Thread and a New Information Request Thread from Myself. Remember that Doodads are meant to be small, easy to fix things and quality of life fixes. c:
The Debate Area got a 'how to use this' thread that I'd like you all to check out. DO NOT post about politics in the c-box anymore please. The Debate Area is for that kind of thing. If you don't follow the Debate area rules you can incur warnings.
There is a new character Trait called 'They Know'. There is a new ability called 'Water Dwelling'; it is only for amphibious or aquatic creatures though. Basic Draconics now have stats in one thread for ease of viewing | Please post here to get your draconic offspring stats registered, like other registries.
Custom Stats Restrictions Requests are now put into hard/soft lists. The lists are final for now.
We are still working on the mind/body/senses custom stats swaps suggestion.
I have been cleaning up the News forum to make news easier to find. Certain things will be using the same thread each time. Old announcements have been put in archive.
Pets as Characters have had a few of their previous, outdated restrictions lifted. In all honesty, the site has indeed grown past needing a lot of these old restrictions.
Please be reasonable about what things your pets as animal characters can actually do! IE: Writing is impossible without the ability to hold a pen using a prehensile body part or telekinesis.
A new skill has been put in the skill list; it is a survival skill that has to do with navigating at night using the stars.
There will be more jobs in the future, I've just got to sit down and puzzle them out.
Jobs take a lot of figuring to be created and balanced, I hope that is understandable to y'all!
Yes, Spirit visited the site. Yes, you may continue your projects if you are an artist, and everyone can continue roleplaying as normal. c:
He has a new project now, and he doesn't have any old files.
EDIT: 2/6/2020 -Pets as Characters now gain levels EXACTLY like characters, sorry we didn't notice it at first. -The Mental/Physical/Sensory swaps for abilities have been implemented. Not taking suggestions for edits to it at this time.
Wanted to be a Vet? A Cop? A (nonviolent) Politician? A Criminal? You can now do that stuff- all the way through the skill tree.
I wanted to make a Public Service Announcement Here: IF a job isn't named exactly what you want your character to do, but has the same skillset that your character would need (IE: Artisan for Hire having 5 artisan skills) then your character can STILL BE that whatever it is (in this instance, sculptor, or painter, or guitar player, or dancer, or anything else like that). We don't need to have a bunch of jobs that the only difference is in the name. ;3 The Job System is NOT MEANT to write you into a corner, it's meant mostly to be an enrichment for those that are active on site.
I will be slowing up on putting new jobs up again for a while. Remember that in order to create a new job tree, it needs to be REALLY different than anything we already have skillset-wise.
I hope y'all have an awesome day! :3
EDIT: I just came up with a good idea. I may be willing to take requests (in the suggestions area) of extra 'names' for jobs. Nothing about the job will change, but there will be a new 'name' added to it, to make it a similar job. (IE: You want to be a specific kind of artisan? (Guitar Player, Painter, etc?) No probs, we can just add that name to the job description.) If that interests you, feel free to suggest additions to the names of the jobs in the suggestions area.
Last Edit: Feb 13, 2020 3:18:38 GMT -6 by Renathan
4. The Mesa has been created to allow Bound Draconics to train their critters.
5. Wild Breeding has been reinstated; thanks to Xentus! (There are still a couple of files that are coming but most of them are done and ready. <3 Enough are done that it should be fine) -There is a new post in the Breeding Center information thread about this. -There are new colors of certain wild species in the Zoological Imports. -The Root Pair item is used to breed wild species, it can be found in the Nature's Bounty for a high price. -Thank you a ton for taking on the Project, Xentus! <3 We really appreciate the help, and your work is lovely!
6. The Mansion got the rest of it's February loot pool from Darky the other day!
EDIT: I knew I was forgetting something! The Lolatic/Lomites are -not- Lola/lotine, they are a kind of parasite that can be found RARELY in the gardens now through the item 'Jar of Lomites'. They give a really neat effect to lotine breedings, and are a permanent animal once you get them. The color of Lolatic that comes from your jar is randomized. They have stats, and count as plants.
Also, I actually didn't realize that The Mesa was supposed to be for Draconic ''Training'' as Well, so the Mesa is apparently for your Character to be able to teach their draconics things as well. I did an ID10T error, and it has been fixed. OTL <forgiveme
Last Edit: Feb 14, 2020 3:37:07 GMT -6 by Renathan
A whole lot of little Quality of Life Changes have been made recently!
Sorry, I was saving these up a bit since most of them are small, but I'll be addressing them here since we've got a big couple of updates to announce as well.
First Off: Custom Statted Items Stats have been updated. Don't fret, they are the exact same, except all items have been given the ranges that they needed to have, or have had their effects denoted in the Modern fashion (now that Statted items are back they really needed to be all uniform and reflect the stats changes in the character battle system as of a few months ago). This basically makes a lot of the items much more useful, as well (usually due to Range changes). IF you had a gun; don't worry, guns were ALL moved from 2d to 1d a long while back, and this just updated custom items to follow that change. Guns are still just as useful as they were, they're just noted properly now.
And now for a little list of Quality of Life changes. (I may have forgotten something, so I may add more things as I remember them throughout the day.)
1. Tutorials have been re-written.
-I still have one chapter to fix up, but that will come soon.
-If you have questions regarding the tutorials ever, please put them in the Help forum and not in the c-box so that they can be seen!
-The rules were all put in one thread for ease of viewing, and some of them had typos fixed or were updated.
-Male Pachee Pollen Collection (request thread) has been updated to reflect modern practices on site.
-ALL tutorials and rules will be found in the Player Guidebook; there will no longer be separations into different sections.
Hopefully these changes will make it easier for members and new folks alike to actually find things without having to dig around too much.
2. The ZI has received a small new stock of Jackaroo and Kairfuryoo.
-Some of the Kairfuryoo are updated lineart versions of the old colors.
-You probably saw these the other day already.
-This was to add variety during the wild breedings.
3. The Herbologist's Delight has received a new stock of Dragonoaks.
-They are more costly than the randomized dragonoak.
-You can actually pick the colors you want out of the new dragonoaks.
-This was to add variety during the wild breedings.
4. The ZI now stocks Pupeng!
-Pupeng cost quite a bit, so if you received one from the old event cart and still have them, you aren't being undermined. C:
5. The Labs City now has a Fishing Spot. The Canyon of Eterra now has a Mining Spot.
-You can have one active thread in each area, so you can be fishing out in the Canyon AND in the City at the same time.
-The new tutorials address this, and mention the differences.
6. For now, there is a new 'clause' in the Soft Release of the stats changes.
-For now, if a stats swap doesn't really 'make sense' (IE: the swap would give you a MUCH STRONGER effect) then it will not be accepted. I hope to remove this clause as soon as the system smooths out and moves from 'soft release' to 'full release'. As of right now, we are still making changes to the system to make it as smooth as possible in the future.
-There is already a HUGE improvement in speed of getting these requests done, as well as healthy communication. I'm very pleased to see it!
7. Wild Babies (all of them) Now have Stats. C:
And last, but certainly not Least:
The Dark Corners now allows for Tat-Lung Breeding! -Note that the thread still needs a little update (we'll be working on it shortly) where the information will be split into two posts as is how we typically do things, and there will be examples of Darky's lovely redone Tat-lung Linearts in there shortly as well!
Thank you Darky for taking on this project and for painstakingly working on all of those tat-lung files! Note that tat-lung breedings require Magical Coins ($20 worth), and must be done with a spot of roleplaying in the Dark Corners as all Dark Corners affairs are done.
I hope you are all enjoying Vakrah! It seems like this February has been really lucky for the site. :3
EDIT: Forgot to mention, there will be a Houluh Salonne Show 03/06/20- it will be a Working Salonne!
First off, if you didn't see it already, Darky finished the loot pool for March including the Wishing Well items. Go check them out! They're lovely, you're gonna love it.
Secondly, There are new Rules and Regulations in place for the Help Forum and the Suggestions Area. Read them please, because ignorance of the rules is not an excuse for breaking them.
This is not something that we really wanted to have to do at all, but the site does have rules against some of the activities that have been going on in the Help and Suggestions forums. In order to make sure that the site is as non-toxic a member environment as possible, we needed to clarify some ground rules. The Help forum is for asking questions (and receiving answers)- it is not for suggestions, and it is certainly not for starting arguments. The Suggestions forum is for suggesting something of course, not for starting huge arguments.
We've went over this before. Sometimes your answer to your Question is not going to be what you wanted. Sometimes your suggestion is either a no or a not right now. This is not a personal attack on you at all, so please be respectful to the people answering you, be they mod or member.
From here on out, there will be consequences for causing trouble, especially if it is a repeat thing.
This place is a hobby for all involved, and we need to make the environment as polite as possible.
When it comes to the rule change for the Suggestions area; it was partially because the suggestions area was so cluttered all the time that it was difficult to focus on actually working through the suggestions for viability. From here on out, you can only have one open suggestion thread at a time there. It will allow us to be able to look through the suggestions with more ease and without having our focus divided!
I am sure that this will make the system move more smoothly, like Custom Stats acceptance after the changes involved with that system, and take a lot of stress off of the shoulders of everyone involved after the process of getting used to it.
So, for those of you that have taken 'Bond Skills' with your characters!
There has been a change to the cost of all Bond Skills (Mechanical Bond, Savage bond, Aquatic Bond, Natural Bond, and uh... Whatever the plant one is?). Instead of costing 4 SP per rank, they will cost 2 SP per rank instead! If you have already taken these skills, you can go ahead and note them down as costing 2 SP instead of 4 SP per rank.
(This does mean that you'll get your extra SP back, only the skill points that were spent on bond skills though when they costed 4 SP, so you'll get 2 SP back per rank).
It was determined that yes, these skills costed entirely too much for what little work they saved you in the long run. Hopefully this will make them a little more worth your while.
I hope you all are having a good day. c: It has been a very busy first day of the month, and I think that bodes well for the health of the site!
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2020 22:39:10 GMT -6 by Renathan
Hollow Hand Hollow Helper Stretch Bond Instrument Master Leafy Dance Dance of Autumn Jack-Frost Bolster Lay Bare Freezing Breath Burning Breath On the Wind A Little Birdie Shredding Wind Scathing Blast Remove Breath Sandstorm Ripcord Dance Wind-like Agility Whipping Rebuke Emberwhirl Rapid Storm Enraged Storm Baleful Storm Soulflare Stoke Enrage Cauterize Purify with Flame Sticky Ooze Tomfoolery Trickery Pandemonium Haunting Blast Bad Penny Animate Utility Natural Blessing Blighty Curse Leyline Whisperer Glimmer's Boon Phantomize! Glim Blast Unseelie Call Yokai's Trick Foxtrot Spirit Festival Wild Blast Witch's Gift A Wolf Among Sheep Fairy Light Cloud of Imagination Draining Beam Party Lights Swiftstep Flame Aegis Shadow Puppet Reset Double Take Soothing Song Clear Mind
People that created the spells and met the numerical requirement for a prize will receive a message with their prize as soon as I get done putting these in the game. If you don't get a message, you didn't meet the prize requirement. Some of them will have some changes to how they work to balance them.
EDIT: Finished putting them in the game now.
Notes- We're not going to have another Magic Spell contest for the foreseeable future. Also Note: Magic Spells are not suggestions, don't suggest them. There will hopefully be a spell research system worked on at some point. For now, we have enough spells.
Last Edit: Mar 3, 2020 18:18:18 GMT -6 by Renathan
Hello everyone, and say hello to our new Moderator, Fiera Ferella!
Fiera will be helping with rolls, shop replies, and training, I hope you will all give them some time to settle in and train with us for a little while.
Due to personal reasons, Renathan will be stepping down as staff once all of their personal projects are finished. I hope you understand this and will be kind to them as they make their adjustments. Renathan will not be taking on anymore personal projects due to this, but feel free to come to another staff member if you have any ideas!
And the warden sang Come on somebody Why don't you run Ol' Red's itchin' to have a little fun Get my lantern Get my gun Red'll have you treed before the mornin' comes
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that piece of info Ren! <3 | But would it be allowed for the flavor of the rp if the berry wasn't filling enough for the Lotine?
Jun 1, 2020 6:09:21 GMT -6
Renathan: There is no need to double up on a fish and a magical berry (doesn't change the effect of the berry at all) in a lotine breeding.
Jun 1, 2020 6:02:21 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Does anyone know if it is possible to combine both a magical berry and a fish in a Lotine breeding? Or is you can only choose one of them? (right now writing a Lotine breeding)
Jun 1, 2020 5:36:49 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I am still interested in trading it for a green drake.
Jun 1, 2020 0:31:33 GMT -6
Ridelys: If you are still interested in a trade twilight, for your fidelity result, let me know.
May 31, 2020 22:49:49 GMT -6
Riku: I got three pet levels and 15c out of it. <3 And all the necessary posts for my job salary form.
May 31, 2020 18:49:26 GMT -6
Riku: In mine my crossbreed used foxfire to burn it - but then it used incendiary illusion, which was extra scary because my cross is a plant pet with thick fur. It used the distraction to escape. I’m proud of it, and it’s okay that I won’t finish this month.
May 31, 2020 18:48:42 GMT -6
Renathan: *But of course, the RNG was not having that. / In Morgan's story, the Nyssa was a real thing, so I wanted to have two different situations for the variety.
May 31, 2020 18:15:27 GMT -6
Renathan: Yeah, the 'finished the story but the RNGods are being a butt' thing is a rather unfortunate situation to be in. I had already decided that in Ren's story, the elderly woman had lied about the nyssa and just wanted someone to talk to*
May 31, 2020 18:14:49 GMT -6
Riku: That makes sense. I've considered that before. -nod- I hope your non-hxr life is going smoothly.
May 31, 2020 16:38:08 GMT -6
Haix: Just quitting the job. Don't believe I'll be making the ten posts required per month any time soon. XD
May 31, 2020 16:34:01 GMT -6
Riku: Note to haix, I believe you can post the new application form at the same time as the quitting form. Unless you are simply taking an overall break from the job system.
May 31, 2020 16:30:58 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: even AT the gardens yet. XD It sucks when you've finished writing your story and haven't gotten a success, because then its like "well... now what?" XD
May 31, 2020 15:51:47 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: ive found that when there's a quest that might take longer like this, its a good idea to try and space out the story beats to try and roll a success before i get to the meat of the story. XD Like, by the time i was 5 posts in my character wasn't
May 31, 2020 15:51:21 GMT -6