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The Prairie Event

Sun May 14, 2017, 11:06 AM





People were anxiously shuffling around, adjusting their gear, and their Kukuri were catching their stress. It had been two weeks since Death had showed Herself, and it was nearing the time of Her prophesied return. Even when wild Kukuri were noticed to slowly be gathering from the forest, they didn't dare do anything about it. Neither side would bother the other on a day such as this. 

Sure enough, as if rewarding their patience, a huge shadow glided over them and the massive aerial floated gently down before them. Though Her feet did not touch the ground, it seemed as if She did not need to use Her wings to stay afloat either. Her very presence was tranquilizing and the uneasiness was gone from the crowd; the fog and doubt in their minds cleared.

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She let her gaze wander over the crowd and, without saying a word, beat her wings once to raise Herself up. She did not need to question whether anyone was ready - the anticipation and readiness of those that had gathered was palpable. People urged their Kukuri to move and, after a while, the wild ones followed as well, keeping a safe distance all the while. She flew almost unnaturally slow and gentle, slow enough that even those with heavy equipment had no trouble following.  

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After half a day's travel, She stopped in front of a sheer mountainside. An agitated murmuring hummed through the crow - everyone could have sworn that no mountain had existed here. This place was only known as a huge meadow, similar to the meadows that now surrounded the mountain. The walls of this mountain were sheer and impassible; even experienced mountain climbers would have no luck here.

Paying no mind to the confusion below Her, Death allowed herself float down until the tips of Her feet barely brushed the grass, making the foremost Kukuri shift back to give Her space. A glowing ethereal circle appeared behind Her, lighting Her eerily from behind. Sharply, She lifted one of Her massive wings and, with one strong motion, brushed it against the mountain wall. As if listening to Her silent command, a huge chunk of the wall crumbled before her.

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As the dust kicked up by the sudden crumbling rock dispersed, there was a hint of movement. Just before it disappeared away over the uneven, treacherous ground, the crowd was greeted with the sight of a massive figure. Never before had anyone seen another Kukuri with feathers, Death herself being an exception. The Prairie was huge and thickly muscled but, despite this, still seemed somehow thinner than a creature of its bulk should be. It disappeared over the crest of the crumbled segment of mountain before any of the gathered could do anything.

Upon climbing up to get a view of the valley beyond the mountains, the assembled were greeted with the sight of a vast and sprawling grassland. It should have been beautiful, but something about it seemed... barren. Though there was a singular wide river flowing through the center of the valley, there were gorges and gulches that, though dry now, indicated that water was slowly drying up. Trees and shrubs were nearly nonexistent with most of the meager plant life surviving in the crags of the impassible mountain cliffs. In the distance, there is another hint of movement. It appeared to be a large pack of Prairies at what must have been a nesting ground, but it was too distant to be sure.

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"I do not control the living," Death said, drawing attention back to Herself as She descended once more, "try as I may, they will not listen to me. This is their territory and they will not leave at my command, nor yours. In the past, you have shown great companionship and strength among yourselves. This is what I now ask you to show to them in return.

Then, She was gone, as if you had only blinked as She disappeared. It was as if waking from a dream. All that was left of Death was the settling dust from the collapsed wall, the Prairies in the distance, and one mission in mind.



CAPTURING A PRAIRIE




You start your attempt to capture by choosing a quest. There are three quest lines determined by the three types of skill points: Attack quests, Defense quests, and Speed quests. Once you've completed your starting quest, you may choose your next quest to be either Attack, Defense, or Speed. There are three total quests required to complete each set; at the end of the three quests, a roll will be made to determine whether a Prairie was captured.  

A max of THREE Kukuri may be actively participating in an image at a time. You may not use starters, but you are free to lend Kukuris. The rewards are given to the artist, not the owner of the Kukuri.

If you collaborate, the one who posts the entry gets the rewards. Likewise, the person who posted the first quest must be the one who posts the rest too, to keep everything clear and simple for both parties involved.

Here are your Starting Quests determined the start of your quest line:

Forceful (ATTACK) Quest 

Area: Entrance to the valley / Mountain sides
These quests set the tone that you are acting hostile towards the Prairies and take place on the portion of mountain that Death collapsed to allow Kukuri entrance into the valley.
You’ve decided that you want to take the feathered Kukuri head on; your best bet of getting them out of their hidden valley is to pick off and forcefully capture any loners that may be patrolling and defending the entrance of the valley. That will mean traversing over rough, rocky terrain and braving steep cliffs along the way.
Draw or write about your Kukuri’s attempt to capture a Prairie Kukuri with whatever tools you have on hand, or with your bare hands if you’re feeling particularly brave, all while staying safe on unsteady ground.

Diplomatic (DEFENSE) Quest

Area: Riverside
These quests set the tone that you want to be friendly and work with the Prairies and take place by the river in the valley where Prairies get their fresh water.
It took you awhile to get through the collapsed mountain pass, but you’ve now found yourself inside the hidden valley. Immediately, you make for the nearest source of water, a strong river fed by the mountain, to set up a base of operations and build a pen to house any of the feathered Kukuri you find, knowing that the Prairies will eventually have to come to freshwater to drink.
Draw or write about your Kukuri’s first Prairie encounter (you’re attempting to be diplomatic, but does the Prairie reciprocate or get defensive about the unfamiliar Kukuri in its territory?).

Thieving (SPEED) Quest

Area: Valley
These quests set the tone that you are trying to steal an egg from the Prairies, so they will react appropriately, and takes place in the Prairie's nesting ground and across the plains.
The feathered Kukuri are on edge with all the new unfeathered Kukuri mucking about in their territory. The Prairies have intensified the security of their patrols, both along the border and at the heart of the open valley where they made their nests. With no natural predators in the valley, there was no need to hide the eggs so there’s no natural defense. However, that means there’s also very few places to hide. Still, sneaking in and snatching an egg is way more your speed than trying to take these massive creatures on in a fight.
Draw or write about your Kukuri’s attempt to snatch an egg from a Prairie nest.


Entry requirements:


Requirements for art:
° Kukuri(s) must be shown as full body.
° A starter prairie must be at least 50% visible.
° Colors, shading, and background are required.
° Background must represent the specific area of the quest

Literature requirements:
° 700 words 
°+200 words per participating Kukuri



At the end of three quest parts, the Skillpoints of each of the participating Kukuri that match quests type chosen totaled. So for example, if your Kukuri's skillpoints were +1atk, +2def, and +3spd, and you did Attack > Attack > Def Questline, the total bonus would be 4 for that Kukuri's contribution. After the points are totaled, there will be a roll to determine whether a Prairie was captured.

Each captured prairie is added to a pot, and they will be raffled out at the end of the event.


By doing quests, you earn raffle tickets: You get 1 ticket/entry, and 3 tickets for the final entry in a Questline. This means that by finishing a Questline, you get total of 5 tickets. 

You can earn maximum of 10 tickets in the event,

but you can keep doing quests and trying to catch a Prairie and continue getting event FP if you so desire.



CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE FRAY 

YOU CAN POST FIXED ENTRIES UNTIL 7.7. 6PM GMT. Link the admin comment asking for the fix in the message so we know that it's a fixed entry and not a completely new one! NO NEW ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.



Worried you won't make it in time? Check here what the next prompts are and you can proceed before the admin comment is put in place! Remember that you must still correctly link the quest line to your previous comments! Also take care of checking that you're looking at the correct prompt lines, if you make an entry for the wrong prompt by accident it will still be declined.

Remember to fill in the form below:

Entry Link
Quest type(Strength, Speed, Diplomacy, the one you decided in the last form in "next choice")
Kukuris Present (Delete extra ones):
Name and link to the Kukuri 1:
    Atk: 0 Def: 0 Spd: 0
Name and link to the Kukuri 2:
    Atk: 0 Def: 0 Spd: 0
Name and link to the Kukuri 3:
    Atk: 0 Def: 0 Spd: 0
Starter Quest Line: (Strength, Speed, Diplomacy)
Last Quest: (Please link to last quest comment)
Next Choice: (Strength, Speed, Diplomacy, End)


PRAIRIE STARTERS


Here is the list of available starters. A STARTER PRAIRIE MUST BE PRESENT IN THE ENTRY.

Avril 2650 by Kuku-ri  Lyall 2651 by Kuku-ri  Saltstream 2652 by Kuku-ri  Vrask 2653 by Kuku-ri  Maor 2654 by Kuku-ri  Quill 2655 by Kuku-ri  Roux 2656 by Kuku-ri  Trona 2657 by Kuku-ri


CURRENT AMOUNT OF PRAIRIES CAPTURED


Prairie Captured by momma-kuku

You have currently captured

47 Prairies!


Good luck in capturing them!



REWARDS


Prairie Ticket by momma-kuku

At the end of the event, the tickets are used to raffle of who gets a prairie. But worry not! Those who do not win can use their tickets on other stuff available after the event, so no-one is left empty handed. Tickets are player specific, so the Kukuri you use is not relevant. Tickets cannot be traded.

Every Kukuri portrayed in the Prairie event entry gets +2FP event bonus

Your Kukuri will also be awarded medals for taking part in the event!

CHECK YOUR TICKET AND PARTICIPATION AMOUNTS 


Medal - Bronze Prairie by momma-kuku  Medal - Silver Prairie by momma-kuku Medal - Golden Prairie by momma-kuku



PRAIRIE RAFFLE WINNERS


Congratulations on your Prairie win! Your tickets have been deducted!

Alinwa-Abiska, Blacklightsong, BlueTheCaracal, Brescotta, ButlerVicki, Calluna-Draconis, caneggyARPG, Celestial-ARPG, Conickity, CorruptIca, darkdragonwolf, Dexteri, Dragon149, DuskRipper, eltarpg, Elycian, FandomFanFTW, firefly1332, Fluffypuppy77, Fogdragon23, hollowichigo890, IFeelFreeLikeABird, IIIXKitsuneXIII, L1M1TL3SS, Nekioka, NeochmiaPhaeton, Nerryn, ObscureShizena, Okamisrain82, O-RainKnight-O, ParadoxSketchbook, RagnarsWrath, Sallidii, SignlessCan, SmirkCatsTales, SnowbellaAndFriends, TFArmadaFan, ThatKitsune, The-dragonne, TheMiles, TheOneAndOnly101, Tikini, TwoTassel, Ventuaer, VisceralLuster, Xevithro, Zazwaki   

Check here to check what your Prairie Semi-custom win contains!


THE EVENT ENDS AT 30.6.2017 AT 6PM UTC

Make sure to post your entries in time!


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are we able to post all our entries linking to the correct previous entries before an admin actually rolls the prompts since the prompts are already available to the public ? for example, for my 2nd set of 3 can i draw and post a comment for all three at the same time and for the " Last Quest:" area i just link to the previous comment since that one would be replied to with a prompt anyway in the future by an admin ? i just wanna get all my entries in for 10 tickets before the event ends ;u; and it seems like i wont be able to since the comments are backed up by pretty much 4 pages and my 2nd post for my 1st set is in the 2nd page v.v
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Not a mod, but I believe that that's why they posted the prompts publicly was so people could do just that! <3
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alright cause i wasnt sure if you could draw them but still have to wait before posting it in the comments >w<;;
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For your kuku to get a medal do that have to be featured in atlas one image or do they have to be in a completed quest line?
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Is there a possibility to get a small extension for the event? For I cant finnish the last quest if it doesnt get rolled soon;-;
Or perhaps a rule that after your former entry has been rolled that you get a bit more time, like 3 days extra to have them count in even as the event is over?
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I'm sure you already have see the ''News and Announcements'' but just in case, the Prompts Paths were made public, you can pre-draw or pre-write them now c:
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Yes I saw them, thank you much ^-^
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I don't know if this was asked or not, and I know I'm a bit late, but are we allowed to do more than one starter quest at the time, or do we have to finish the first set of quests to start the second?
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