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The Wanderer Slot Raffle Season 3

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 3 weeks ago by Noirmori

The Wanderers

[DA Journal Version]

    A pack of young adult ketucari has recently been spotted roaming the continents, seeking to explore, learn, and socialize wherever they go. Calling themselves the Wanderers, their aim to experience all walks of life may cause their paths to cross with your very own ketucari! 

Current Wanderers

 


 

Every month, the group will be raffling off one slot to each of the above ketucari!

Bullet; White There are no restrictions on the usage of these slots.

Bullet; White Each slot also comes with a "built in" Sundisk of Nyssa, so that you may breed them with a male or female ketucari. They also do not require a litter guard.

Bullet; White You may enter once per ketucari, but you may only win one Wanderer slot total for the month.

Bullet; White Wanderers may be bred together if you happen to collect more than one slot over the course of a few months.

How to Enter

Bullet; White Simply create a piece that meets our minimum Group Submission Requirements showing one of your ketucari interacting with the Wanderer who's slot you would like to win! Collaborations are allowed, but in order to count for all involved parties, each must have a ketucari present in the piece.

Bullet; White Only one Wanderer may be included per piece (ie, you cannot depict all six in one piece and use it as an entry for all of them). However, if collaborating pieces, more than one Wanderer may be included at a rate of One Per Person. However each player may only use one piece to enter for one Wanderer.
-i.e. Players 1, 2 and 3 collab on a piece with Manghild, Liatris, and Hen'ri. Player 1 can use the piece to enter for Manghild, Liatris, or Hen'ri, but not all three. Player 2 can do the same, as well as Player 3.
 
Bullet; White Remember that until they're raffled off, Wanderers are group owned. R rated entries and entries that are found to be disrespectful to either the Wanderer or any real life person, collective group of people, or culture, can be refused and rejected. They're allowed to be portrayed as creepy, or as villains if you like, but they Must be portrayed with respect, if only for the sake of the future owners.


Going forward, we will be rejecting entries that we feel cross the line into disrespecting the character.
This mostly applies to literature, as it's harder to have blatant disrespect in visual mediums. However, as a bit of a rubric for the sorts of things that might ping as disrespectful:

-Non-spoken lines making fun of the character (such as calling them "gross")
-high number of "in character" or spoken lines making fun of the character
-calling them "it" in a way that deprives the character of personhood
-entries that feel like they were written from a place of Disliking the character (we understand this is subjective, and other factors will be looked at)
-entries using the character as a mouthpiece for any sorts of views that deny other characters (or any people, groups of people, or cultures) personhood and basic dignity

 
Bullet; White There will be up to 6 total winners, labelled 1-6. Winners will be asked to list the Wanderers they want in order of preference based on which number they have and who they put in entries for (you cannot put in a Livia entry and win Fionn, for example, but if you only entered for Bun you get priority on Bun).
-i.e. if you are the only person to put in an entry on both Manghild and Liatris, you may choose which slot you would prefer to get, instead of receiving Liatris by default.

Bullet; White You may include multiple entries in one comment.

Bullet; White Comment your entry here:

 


 

Yearly Import Raffle
-CURRENTLY CLOSED-

 

Each year, the Wanderers will retire from their journey and seek a permanent residence as new pack members take their place. That means they could even end up with you!


Before we get started we need to establish a few things, however. As the Wanderers are not just fancy imports but characters you all have been developing through the year, we want to make the ownership rules clear.


Bullet; White Wanderers may not be redesigned. Tokens may be added if applicable, and accessories, Elemental Blessings, and new backgrounds can be added, but the actual character cannot be redesigned.

Bullet; White Wanderers may Not be resold for USD.

Bullet; White No Deceasing the import. If you don't want them, gift/trade them to someone else or give them back to the group. Imports returned to the group will not be re-raffled without your approval/

Bullet; White The New Owner may Not change their Wanderer's Attunement without use of the Attunement Shift item.

Bullet; White The New Owner will need to complete their Wanderer's Breeding Eligibility. Their Breeding Comment will be "locked" before they are transferred to their new owner. Slots written by the Matriarchs-Haunt account will not count against the Wanderer's used or total Slots.

Bullet; White The new Owner must be aware that their Wanderer will not keep their built in Guardian or Sun Disk.

Bullet; White If a Wanderer is somehow Unclaimed it will remain group-owned as a starter.

Bullet; White The New Owner must be aware that their Wanderer will maintain their "Starter" status and be added to lineages as needed.

With that established, here is how

 


How to Enter
-CURRENTLY CLOSED-


Bullet; White As with the Slot Raffle, you must create a piece that meets our minimum Group Submission Requirements showing one of your ketucari interacting with the Wanderer who's slot you would like to win! THESE PIECES MAY BE COMMISSIONED. Commissioned entries may be used by both Commissioner and Commissionee as long as each has a ket present in the piece. Collaborations are allowed, but in order to count for all involved parties, each must have a ketucari present in the piece.

Bullet; White UNLIKE with the Slots, you may include up to 3 Wanderers in an entry and it will count for all of them.

Bullet; White There will be up to 6 total winners, labelled 1-6. Winners will be asked to list the Wanderers they want in order of preference based on which number they have and who they put in entries for (you cannot put in a Haze entry and win Free, for example, but if you only entered for Haze you get priority on Haze).

Bullet; White Comment your entry here: >CURRENTLY CLOSED<

Current Wanderers are due to be adopted out on March 1st, 2023

 

Ownership Update and WALOS Reminder!

Posted 3 weeks ago :: Last edited 3 weeks ago by ASimpleMoon
Hello everyone! Moon here with a little announcement, recently Tidesage came to me and informed me due to her real life obligations she is passing full ownership of Ketucari to me. I hope to carry on her legacy of this amazing group and continue to release amazing events and lore for you all, keep your eyes peeled for more dogs of war, more secrets being unveiled and more fun! My amazing team and I want nothing but the best for this group and I hope you all will continue to travel this journey with us!
 
Also a small reminder that WALOS ends 11:59PM PDT! Get your last minute shifts in everyone!

What a Load of Shift 2022

Posted 1 month ago :: Last edited 1 month ago by Noirmori

Ketu Pantheon - Darhaskos by Umbrafen

WHAT A LOAD OF SHIFT 2022! 

 
It's that time of year again! Darhaskos doesn't usually like to come out and play, but it seems that he was in the mood for one particularly pesky prank! A handful of Ketucari have woken up transformed into new bodies! What in the world is happening? It appears Darhaskos has put you into the shoes of the other races of Velukaelo. The magic is strong, but is bound to wear off in a few hours. Maybe you can learn to harness this skill and use the magic as your own? Or maybe you just want to go home and sleep it off? (You weenie. Get out of bed.)

EVENT ENDS 4-30-22

To view the DA version of this journal click here!

 This event is reoccurring, and will happen again in April 2023.


WINNERS:

Will be announced here at the end of the event! 


Hibridi King Gunagi by Umbrafen




 
Note: If you want, you may enter multiple times with one ketucari*. This is for those who want only one or two ketucari changed, or do not own more than one. After your initial entry that shows their new form, you can do more pieces depicting them for additional entries!! HOWEVER, these still counts towards your entry limit. Keep that in mind! You're only able to get up to five tickets for this event.

*If entering multiple times with one ketucari, they must either be the same race in each depiction, or you must be very clear in the descriptions which race their shift form is.
Prompts do not have to be "new" (as in posted after the event starts) however they cannot have been sumitted for previous years, use with Darhaskos's Talismans, or with Small Flip Coins.


ART PROMPT

Darhaskos has played a trick on you! Your ketucari has been transformed into one of Velukaelo's races. Draw your ketucari as one of the following. (Your choice!)
Bullet; White Human
Bullet; White Akadri
Bullet; White Jordskar
Bullet; White Hibridi
Bullet; White Heldyr
Bullet; White Lucedarian
(Information about these races can be found at the bottom of THIS page)
NEW: As of 2021, you may instead transform your ketucari into one of Verukaelo's fauna (or any earth animal)!

Bullet; White You may make a reference, a simple standing sketch, a full illustration, or anything in between! All are acceptable.
Bullet; White Must be full body. 70% of the body must be visible. (For those of you who hate drawing hands!)
Bullet; White Must be colored. Does not have to have shading.
Bullet; White While humanoid shift forms don't need to resemble the ketucari, please remember that animal forms Do.
Bullet; White Yes, you are allowed to include an outfit! Darhaskos isn't that cruel.
Bullet; White Nudity allowed. Please censor The Bits and apply the correct DA filter. Please be mature about this and do not include anything that would be considered erotic, thank you.

Submit your entries HERE 


WRITING PROMPT

Darhaskos has played a trick on you! Your Ketucari has been transformed into one of Velukaelo's races. (Your choice!)
Bullet; White Human
Bullet; White Akadri
Bullet; White Jordskar
Bullet; White Hibridi
Bullet; White Heldyr
Bullet; White Lucedarian
(Information about these races can be found at the bottom of THIS page)
NEW: As of 2021, you may instead transform your ketucari into one of Verukaelo's fauna (or any earth animal)!

What happens when they transform? How do they deal with it? How do others react to it? What do they look like? Tell us a story about this life-changing event!

Bullet; White 300 words minimum per Ketucari.
Bullet; White Must have a decent description of what the Ketucari looks like in their new form at some point in the literature piece.
Bullet; White While humanoid shift forms don't need to resemble the ketucari, please remember that animal forms Do.
Bullet; White Roleplays are allowed, as long as the above requirements are met!

Submit your entries HERE 

 RULES

Bullet; White You may transform up to (5) of your own Ketucari. This limit still applies if somebody else designs your ketucari's new forms for you.
Bullet; White You can draw/write for your own Ketucari, or for others. Please get permission before designing for other players. The five Ketucari transformation limit only applies to your own Ketucari, you may design for as many people as you desire, as long as they do not go over their FIVE limit.
Bullet; White You are allowed to do more than one art/lit piece. Do as many as you wish, but keep the above limit in mind.

If a Ketucari with this new skill is transferred to a different player, they will keep the skill, and the new owner will be able to redesign their new form.

REWARDS

Bullet; White You will be able to draw your ketucari in this new form when participating in all future group activities! They will be able to tap into their magic to shapeshift into this new form at will. This is entirely optional, but can be considered canon!
Bullet; White You will also be entered into an RNG giveaway. Two members will win herbal brews (strong or normal,) and one lucky member will win two starter slots of their choice! The more entries you do, the more tickets you receive. Five tickets max. Raffle tickets go to the owner of the ketucari being transformed.
Bullet; White Lastly, we will be raffling off an import to one lucky grand prize winner!


IN ORDER TO BE ENTERED TO WIN THIS KETUCARI, YOU MUST COMMENT YOUR ENTRIES ON THIS THREAD:

POST HERE WITH AT LEAST ONE COMPLETED ENTRY TO ENTER FOR THE RAFFLE KET
 

 

Raid of Antikutan 2022 - Wrap-Up!

Posted 2 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by Anarchisme

For the dA journal, head here!

Guro has been brought down! Congratulations on an incredible raid! A 1-week KO-free period is now in effect over Antikutan for all ketucari, and rewards are open for the raid! Look forward to the Ilahaesa raid in June!

Bullet; White The Furious title for this raid has been awarded to Anarchisme 's The Champion KT-1888 for most damage dealt (a total of 4083)!

Bullet; White The Bastion title has been awarded to Noirmori 's Tride KT-1659 for most damage taken and survived (a total of 2548)!

The LP and titles have been handed out to the winners!

Bullet; White Over the next few days, we will be updating the armor of kets who participated in the raid in the import database and returning unused items to players' main hoard.

Bullet; White Rewards are now open! Just follow the link below and fill out the form to have your raid rewards rolled! Please send the following form into Claims to redeem your raid rewards!

Please only post ONE ketucari per claim to make all the information easier for us to process! Thank you!

Proof of participation: (a minimum of either 3 sketch pieces and/or 3 100 word entries, OR at least 1 fully rendered (meets group requirements) piece of art or lit.)
Import Link:
Role: (Fighter/Medic/Support)
Rank: (Unranked/Renowned/Elder)
Pack Mate Bonus Roll: (Did you include a packmate in at least 2 raid pieces? Link them here!)
Damage Bonus Roll: Yes/No (Select "yes" if your ketucari dealt 600 or more damage - 3% of Guro's total HP. This can be found in the raid database linked at the bottom of the raid journal)
Titles Earned: (Please include links to proof of titles)


Bullet; White If you met the criteria for a pack to claim territory from the raid, please follow the link below to claim it!

Click here to claim territory from the raid! 


Thank you everyone for your amazing participation, and we're looking forward to the next raid!

 
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Additionally, the newbie packs have been updated with new items that should make things easier for new players! You can look through them all here, but you can only submit for one of them! If you've submitted for one in the past, please feel free to submit again due to this large update!

Raid of Antikutan 2022

Posted 2 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by Noirmori
Ketu Guro Banner Txt
 

Antikutan’s resources have been depleted, and Guro has risen to defend the land! Does your ketucari have what it takes to help bring down the Guardian of Antikutan? Be sure to read up on Raids to see how to participate!

Click here to see the DA version of this journal 
 

Current Raid status!

-Guro has been defeated! As a reminder, everyone has until Midnight tonight (March 10/2022) PST to submit raid entries! 

-Sensing he's near the end, Guro gets a second wind and redoubles his attack efforts!

-Strategic Planning has been used and may not activate again this raid- Everyone's next attacks will deal double damage

 

Guro's Health: 0 / 20,000
 
Defeated
 

Support Tier: Tier 3

Pieces until next support tier: 15/15

 

RAID SPECIFICS AND REMINDERS

With this being the first raid we've done in a while-- and our first trial of our final iteration of raids-- we will have a few unique protocols in place to keep the fun going, as well as a few general reminders! Firstly, keep in mind this raid, like all raids, will last a maximum of 1 month! You are free to enter ketucari at any point in the raid. There is no signup deadline! Regardless of Guro’s health, the raid will last for at least one week. Since the raid boss has a set health this go around, there is a possibility that admins will adjust their health as needed. We will notify the group if so.

We are also launching starter leasing for raids!

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR LEASING STARTERS:

-Anyone with 3 or less "battle ready" ketucari may lease 1-2 starters to use in the raid.

- "Battle ready" means the ketucari has at least one battle skill, so if you have 4 uploaded ketucari but only two have battle skills, you will still qualify.

- To lease a starter you simply need to make a colored headshot or bust of the starter you wish to lease, or write 100+ words about them learning about the raid, wanting to help, etc, and link that piece when signing up for the raid. They will then join your team for the duration of the raid!

-When signing up for the raid please include a loadout of 4 skills for the starter you're using. These 4 skills must all be of the same attunement and should match the attunement listed on the starter's import.

-The skills chosen can be any 4 skills in the starter's attunement and these are the four skills the starter will be able to use in battle.

-Alternatively, a starter may be used as a medic instead of a fighter and in that case you will just list cauterize as their skill loadout.

-When submitting for prizes at the end of the raid starters will count as elder but will not earn titles.

-Starters are first come first serve and the same starter cannot be used by multiple people.

BOSS DETAILS

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The boss we will be battling is the marvellous Guro! You can read more about him on his Pantheon page.

 

Guro, like all of Velukaelo's deities can shift size at will! They could be as big as a mountain, or as small as your ketucari! 50% of their form must be visible (This can be mostly tentacles if you like!) Guro’ Attacks If you need some inspiration, you may depict Guro using one of their special attacks against your ketucari! Guro is a Greheli user and often uses their magic to adjust the area around them.

 

Sandstorm - ‘Guro kicks up a massive sandstorm, blinding your ketucari. Their dexterity is lowered for the next 2 turns’ This *CAN* stack!

Constrict - Guro snatches your ketucari up in one tentacle. They miss their turn and take damage!

'Devour' - Guro's stomach opens up and tentacles surround you, trying to pull you in. Getting out will be tricky!

 

 

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR RAID ENCOUNTERS

  • Sexual content is not allowed for raid entries.

  • You may submit 1 raid piece for your fighters and medic per day for the first two weeks of the raid. If the raid extends beyond 2 weeks, the submission limit will be lifted and you can submit as many pieces as you like.

  • Literature entries must be at least 100 words and be centered around your ketucari engaging in the battle. The boss should play a role in the story.

  • Art entries, at minimum, should be loose, uncolored sketches with the hint of a background resembling the respective zone. They do not require shading. The boss must be at least 50% visible.

  • There is a maximum of 4 ketucari per piece. Collaborations are allowed.

  • To submit a piece, please use the Raid- Fighter or Raid- Medic prompts on the ketucari website for each ketucari in the piece.

  • A seperate submission needs to be made for each ketucari in the piece and they will each need a form from below attached with their actions, as well as a link to both their DA import and Ketucari site import.

For Fighters:

Import Link:
Bonuses:
Skill 1/Potion Used:
Skill 2:
Skill 3:
If using a skill that allows for more than one attack, include your additional moves here should it land:
Skill 4:
Skill 5:

For Medics:

Import Link:
Bonuses:
1st Ketucari Healed/Potion Used:
2nd Ketucari Healed/Potion Used:

Submitting support entries:

  • Each player may submit one support piece a day, and it must feature the same ketucari every time.

  • If you have multiple supports entered you can swap which support(s) is used or include them all, but they must be the same ones listed when signing up.

  • You must own the ketucari you use in the raid. No leasing is allowed.

  • You are allowed to enter one support ketucari if you have fighters/medics already participating in the raid. If you have no fighters/medics, you may participate with up to four support ketucari.

  • Support pieces can count as an adventure once the zone reopens as long as they meet adventure requirements.

  • Raid pieces may not be commissioned.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY PIECES:

  • Sexual content is not allowed for raid entries.

  • Literature entries must be at least 100 words and be centered around your ketucari gathering resources (gathering food, healing herbs, wood, etc.) to help with the battle.

  • Art entries, at minimum, should be loose, uncolored sketches with the hint of a background resembling the respective zone. They do not require shading.

  • What your ketucari is doing is up to you! Are they collecting wood or herbs to assist the raid? Using magic to allow enhance or protect the fighters? Keep in mind however, that your ketucari should not be depicted battling the boss or healing the fighters (as that falls under fighter/medic participation), and it should be clear that your ketucari is supporting the raid. In other words, no showing off your magic in an empty field!

  • There is a maximum of 4 ketucari per piece. Collaborations are allowed.

To submit a piece, please use the Raid- Support prompt on the ketucari website for each ketucari in the piece. A seperate submission needs to be made for each ketucari in the piece and they will each need a link to both their DA import and ketucari.com import included.

 

See the Raid Info page for examples of the minimum requirements and the bonuses that can be gained by using shift forms in battle (You can click the sentence to go there)

PRIZE POOL

Please note: To qualify for raid loot you need to have participated in the raid and submitted a minimum of either 3 sketch pieces and/or 3 100 word entries, OR at least 1 fully rendered (meets group requirements) piece of art or lit.

Accessory Set Small accents will be available for you to apply to your ketucari's import! Shown below is the full set. You can apply it in pieces, or collect the whole set!

 

For each item individually, see the gallery here: sta.sh/2phgrmxardx?edit=1

 

Cursed Items

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Vestige

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Other Items

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Demonic Essence Rarity Level: Legendary Used in Alchemy. A stack of 5 will add +20 Cunning to a custom potion.

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Holy Essence Rarity Level: Legendary Used in Alchemy. A stack of 5 will add +20 Nobility to a custom potion.*

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Divine Bone Rarity Level: Legendary Used in Alchemy. A stack of 5 will add +200 Armor to a custom potion.*

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Ambrosia Rarity Level: Legendary On it's own, a piece can restore 100% armor to a ketucari. Also used in Alchemy.*

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Dynyr Rarity Level: Legendary Used in Alchemy. A stack of 5 will add +40 Strength to a custom potion.

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Fotur Rarity Level: Legendary Used in Alchemy. A stack of 5 will add +40 Dexterity to a custom potion.

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Rugha Rarity Level: Legendary Used in Alchemy. A stack of 5 will add +20 Luck to a custom potion.

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Alear Rarity Level: Legendary Used in Alchemy. A stack of 5 will add +20 Perception to a custom potion.

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Yendi Rarity Level: Legendary Used in Alchemy. A stack of 5 will add +20 Willpower to a custom potion.

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Nysine Rarity Level: Legendary Used in Alchemy. A stack of 5 will add +20 Intellect to a custom potion.

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Garonite Ore Rarity Level: Legendary Used in Armorsmithing.

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Codex Page: Claw Sheaths

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Codex Page: Sundisk of Nyssa Piece 1/3 Piece 2/3 Piece 3/3

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Codex Page: Small flip coin Piece 1/3 Piece 2/3 Piece 3/3

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Codex Page: Distress Beacon

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Daras (Red Pictured) Rarity Level: Legendary Used in creating custom armor. Comes in multiple colors.
Attributes differ by color:
Yellow +45 Luck
White +45 Perception
Blue +45 Intellect
Rose +45 Willpower
Black +45 Cunning
Purple +20 Nobility
Green +200 Armor
Red +90 Strength
Amber +90 Dexterity

 

ACHIEVEMENTS AND TITLES

Party Killer - Ended a raid early with use of Doom - 15 LP
The Tasty - Got devoured by Guro at least once - 5 LP
Bastion - Most damage taken (and survived) - 10 LP
Furious - Dealt the most damage - 10 LP
The Pancake - DG fell on you during a raid - 5 LP
Party Wiped - Lost the raid - 5 LP
Buns of Steel - Support who helped reach tier 3 of the supports - 10 LP
Raider of Antikutan - Participated in the Raid of Antikutan as a fighter- 5 LP
Healer of Antikutan - Participated in the Raid of Antikutan as a medic- 5 LP
Ally of Antikutan - Participated in the Raid of Antikutan as a support- 5 LP

DEADLINE

Though the raid can end even earlier if your ketucari are strong and tenacious enough, the boss must be downed by this date in order for the raid to be considered a success:
12:00 Midnight (Pacific Standard Time) APRIL 3, 2022

 

Click here to sign up: https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/908541246/4972231228

EVENT STATUS

Posted 2 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by IIIXKitsuneXIII

Thank you everyone for a wonderful February! We look forward to the uncoming year with all the new fresh faces.

We hope you all had fun in Zolkanis! Zolkanis itself is NOW OPEN TO ACTIVITIES! We hope you enjoy it!
Zone Objectives are now open for Zolkanis, as well, with a shiny new BG available as soon as I figure out where the other admins put it!

Matchmaker was a hit as always!

Season 3 of The Wanderer Slot Raffle has begun! The previous Wanderers have been handed out to their new owners!

With Season 3 of the Wanderers, we are introducing Three new feather types!
Please say hello to Lucerne, Nicobar, and Jacobin!
PSDs should be available later in March or by late April, unfortunately due to various irl circumstances Rynos have not yet been given the new feathers and we would prefer not to prematurely release them on the other builds.

 

Due to some last minute delays, the Antikutan Raid will be delayed by a day or two while we get the journal set up.

 

Important QOL updates for everyone:
Mixed roll types are now permitted. Please see the adventuring guide for more information.

A Horn Pack specifically for Danuocs is in the works, courtessy of the tireless efforts by pawstepsinthesnow working to redraw the horns so they actually fit on the Danuoc base. This will be released as soon as it is completed.

 

We would also like to remind players both new and old of some of our less used features such as:
-Elemental Blessings at the Tarn
-Packs!
-Zone and Player Objectives
-Titles!

 

February Spotlight

Posted 3 months ago :: Last edited 3 months ago by IIIXKitsuneXIII

Across the land of Velukaelo, celebrities are common. Ketucari and two-leggers alike slip in and out of the spotlight as easily as breathing. 15 minutes of fame, a lifetime of satisfaction. One ketucari however, has made it clear that she is searching for the next big thing.

 

Will it be you?


How Spotlights work:

 

Spotlights are reserved for artists and writers who show improvement and effort in their works. Every month or so, admins will scour the art of Ketucari users for Tashtai, searching for an artist or art that catches their attention for improvement. Tashtai will then pick one out if the set and show it off for everyone to see, featuring several of their works!

We will also feature several Quality Roll pieces as well! These will be one piece per artist, but all are incredibly impressive.

Remember that this is judged against your own gallery and skill level. If you're a beginner, you will not be passed over for a quality roll because your art isn't of the same caliber as someone who has been drawing for 10+ years. This would be unfair and that is not our goal! However, we do require that the effort be noticeable as we do not want players abusing this feature. We will be considering things such as anatomy, background quality, and posing for art, and story flow and creativity for literature. We will be lenient with grammar and spelling for those for whom English is not their first language, so don't fret if that's the case!

Artworks featured in Spotlights will be awarded with a Quality Roll.

 

Quality Rolls

  Quality Rolls on Lorekeeper are somewhat different than their previous incarnations! All Quality Rolls - Spotlights and otherwise - will be granted a chest called Tashtai's Crate, stocked with many various goods from across Velukaelo!

Keep in mind, however, that as it takes time for players to improve, quality rolls are rare events and will typically be awarded once every six months, per artist at max.
 

Have a suggestion for a spotlight? Note MAtriarchs-Haunt with the player, a few of their pieces, and why you think they should be featured!


Current Spotlight

Tashtai seems to have found someone to her liking and she would like to share them with you! Tashtai, would you like to take the floor?

“Thank you. And thank all of you for coming to this spotlight gallery today. I believe I have found this week’s new celebrity. They have put a lot of effort into improving themselves and I’d like to give them a moment of fame.” The buff ketucari steps back and pulls a cord, lifting the curtains from a stunning work.

"@PencilPavlova (also known as Unarla) has been consistently improving and creating beautiful work for a long while - you've doubtlessly seen their work throughout the group's history, always immediately recognizeable by their distinctive and unique character designs. Watching them work out new characters and play with shapes and color is always a treat! They also have excellent writing abilities, particularly in comics!

In their work we see improvement/interest in many areas:

Individualization: One of the best traits in @PencilPavlova's works is how unique everything is. Their character designs are unique, certainly, but the little details that Pav puts into their backgrounds, the grasses in the sand in Sunye, the little flowers in the Illahaesa Mountains, it's clear that Pav puts a lot of thought and attention into how to build a scene and make it more than just a generic setting.

Color and lighting: Two words: Unified palettes. @PencilPavlova does such gorgeous work with palettes and making a scene cohesive that even the occasional non-story piece from Pav is such a treat to look at with everything looking like it belongs in the same piece.  As exemplified in the comic page above, Pav is also excellent at using rim-lighting .

Character and Emotion: @PencilPavlova has made multiple admins cry with the Furcifer and Daramos plot. We grew to love these characters and then Pav made them cry and then we cried with them and it was wonderful and I really don't have better words for this because I don't wish to spoil their stories more than this comic page already has. Pav is so good at character writing and making us care about these characters and portraying the emotion the character is feeling through either their expression or the scenery and lighting.

I have  decorated the gallery with a few others works done by @PencilPavlova. Make sure to check out their gallery as well! I am sure you will find a favorite just like I have!"

 

Current Quality Roll Feature

The rest of the gallery features various artists' pieces on display, including:

Bottled Lightning, by ZooofAlexandria
The dramatic lighting in his piece and the dynamic poses are just a delight to look at.

Lending a Claw by CeriMond / Kushiel
The emotion in this piece  and all of the little details on Nanai show how much Kush has improved in the last year. Nanai looks so peaceful.

Sea Bird Hunt by Wormbie
So much motion, so much detail, the textures, the colors, the bright sun! It feels like something out of a storybook.

Harvest by @dragonoxide
The colors and details, particularly the details in the shading and on the groundstreak, and in Raptor's frill, are just lovely, and despite standing still the pose is powerful and dynamic.

 

We've realized the group just doesn't have quite enough activity for monthly Spotlights, so we will be striving for a 2-3 month model, based on activity levels and admin availability to write up the posts!
That said, we hope to see you all in April with our next spotlight! Thank you everyone for making this group a joy to be in!

UPCOMING RAIDS! (And other events)

Posted 3 months ago :: Last edited 3 months ago by IIIXKitsuneXIII
Hello everyone!
Been a while since we had a news update on deviantart, which we're sorry about. Most news is posted over on ketucari.com given that we cannot post journals directly to the group anymore (thanks Eclipse), but this one's important!
Why is it important? Because for the first time in over two years, we're gonna have some Raids! Yes you read that right. Raids! Plural! The last raid we had was in 2020!
Effective Immediately, Antikutan and the Illahaesa Mountains are closed and will be inaccessible until the end of their respective raids.
 
This will also be our launch and test run of Starter Rentals for anyone who doesn't have a Raid team available and ready to them.
 
Coming up first, starting March 1st (EST), is a grudge match against Guro, the Antikutan Raid! You'll soon see a journal pop up soon to declare your raid team.
 
After that is April, and What a Load of Shift! To prevent burnout, we will be leaving April to just WaLoS, and then May will be a break month.
This means that the Illahaesa Mountains against Kalet will be raided in June.
Thank you to everyone who made these raids possible! That said we do have several Titles to hand out!
 
Contains
Private Universe - https://ketucari.com/character/KT-2623 owned by IIIXKitsuneXIII
Chasm - https://ketucari.com/character/KT-2451 owned by Anarchisme
and Ghost Nation - https://ketucari.com/character/KT-1596 also owned by Anarchisme!
These three ketucari are eligible to claim the Harbinger Title!
 
THE FINAL PIECE FOR THE ILLAHAESA MOUNTAINS:
A successful bundle
 
Contains
Vootru - https://www.ketucari.com/character/KT-2122 owned by @BlackTiger128
Rapture - https://www.ketucari.com/character/KT-1880 also owned by @BlackTiger128
Neve - https://ketucari.com/character/KT-2043 who is Also owned by IIIXKitsuneXIII
and Nightingale's Cry - https://ketucari.com/character/KT-1142 who is yet again owned by IIIXKitsuneXIII
Three of these ketucari (Vootru, Rapture, and Neve) are eligible to claim the Harbinger Title! Nightingale's Cry is not eligible given that they already have it!
 
 

Raid Specifics and Reminders

With this being the first raid we've done in a while we have a few reminders:
  • Firstly, keep in mind this raid, like all raids, will last a maximum of 1 month! You are free to enter ketucari at any point in the raid. There is no signup deadline!
  • Regardless of the domain guardian's health, the raid will last for at least one week.
  • Since the raid boss has a set health this go around, there is a possibility that admins will adjust their max and total health as needed to prevent while we figure out the correct number. We will notify the group if so.
  • New to this raid, all pieces need to be submitted through prompts on ketucari.com which will necessitate every participant having an account on the site. Raid pieces will still need to be submitted to the group if possible.
  • Raid pieces can be used for Bonding, but must meet group minimum requirements to count for themes. If you are including more than 4 ketucari in a literature piece for themes, this means you will need 800+ words per Raid piece to get a theme for everyone.
 

Raid Entry Requirement and Raiding Process Reminders

Further reminders:
  • There are three types of Raid Roles: Fighter, Medic, and Support. A Raid Party can consist of 1-3 Fighters and a Medic (+1 Support), 1-4 Fighters (+1 Support), or up to 4 Supports.
  • In order for your ketucari to join a Raid Party they must be at full health (i.e. 50/50) and have at least one attack skill (for a Fighter), or Cauterize (for a Medic).
  • Medics cannot attack, they can only use Cauterize twice per turn.
  • Fighters get 3 to 5 attacks per turn, just like in a regular battle.
  • Supports don't do or take damage, and receive fewer rewards, but each support tier increases the power of everyone's Raid team!
  • Raid piece minimum requirements are: colored (or color-coded) sketches showing the zone, the attacking guardian, and all members of the player's raid team. It takes 3 of these piece to "count" as having participated in the raid. Alternatively you may submit 1 fully finished piece (group minimum requirements) instead.
  • Packs can gain territory from Raids!
  • Shift forms gain various bonuses if used!
  • Winter's Breath and Strategic Planning may be used Once Total per Raid! Their bonuses will apply to all participants in the raid.

ZOLKANIS GRAND OPENING [New info]

Posted 4 months ago :: Last edited 3 months ago by IIIXKitsuneXIII

 

 


https://www.deviantart.com/matriarchs-haunt/journal/ZOLKANIS-GRAND-OPENING-904393491

Event Ends February 28th, 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
 

***A great thick poison fog that has seemingly forever covered a massive area of the western sea has started to lift, curious sailors and bystanders approach on boat, shocked to find an entirely new land!!

 

You join the first ships of curious onlookers approaching the docks, a pretty seaport village lays before you, you gaze in awe at the gorgeous lands around you, and...wait, ABOVE YOU?! Looking up one can in fact see hundreds of floating islands, some massive, some small, all incredibly impressive and seemingly held up by nothing!

> ZOLKANIS <

Waterfalls cascade down from many of the islands, falling into shimmering freshwater lakes below. The lands underneath are vast gorgeous valleys of vibrant wildflowers and shrubbery, a few scattered trees can be seen among the rolling floral hills, in the distance your eyes fall upon the shimmering mirage like salt flats that scatter about the beautiful lands. 

 

Flocks of gorgeous feathered beasts circle above, releasing gentle birdsong into the air, you can see now just how filled with LIFE this strange new world is. Huge horned beasts graze among the lowlands as tiny raptor-like avians perch atop their backs. It’s beautiful, and entirely new.

 

You’re so busy staring at what's around you that you don’t notice the small strange figure in front of you until she’s practically shouting for your attention. “Hey! There you are, jeez, I know it's pretty but it's rude not to say hello you know! Especially in the presence of divinity!” She grins at your look of confusion, a gentle laugh coming from her. “Don’t worry you’ll meet them soon!” She beams and you finally get the chance to REALLY look at her. She’s small, but very much ketucari like in scent and appearance, she almost reminds you of Danuoc, but smaller…and ketified, and very fluffy.

 

“Oh! I can see you staring, that’s also kinda rude you know? But I don’t mind, it's probably a lot to take in huh? Well it’s a good thing I’m here! I’m Aira! Or Ai...whichever you prefer! I’m the ambassador of this land, what land you may ask? Why Zolkanis of course!” She darts around you excitedly, seemingly filled with energy. “I’m a ketucari like you, but I was made from Danuoc, just like Ryno has made ketucari from herself, you’d be surprised how many of us are here!” She notes your look of confusion. “Oh, well, you’re probably wondering why we’re here huh?”

 

 A look of sadness crosses her face. “A very long time ago, the wars threatened to wipe our kind from Velukaelo, so Danuoc gathered us all up and brought us here, to her best friend, the domain guardian of this zone, Igyera. They promised Danuoc that they would protect us no matter what, and then cast their poison fog in a barrier outside the land, protecting us until Danuoc felt it was safe once more for us to be free.”

 

She looks thoughtful. “She asked me to act as an ambassador for you all, to welcome you to these wonderful lands and answer any questions you might have about us all!!” She smiles, her tail flicking. “Follow me!! We have a huge journey ahead of us!”




Welcome to Zolkanis! The New Zone of Velukaelo, home of the danuoc build ketucari!

 

There are many events to discover here including the chance for a danuoc ket to join you in your future adventures. Follow Aira as she leads you around this wild new world!



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Greeting Igyera: Enter Here

 

Aira encourages you to say hello to the domain guardian Igyera. As you follow her you see a massive avian like beast, with not one, but TWO heads. Their gaze lands on you and their wings stretch contentedly. “Hello stranger, welcome to our lands, you are welcome here as long as you cause no troubles.” The first head speaks, their voice soft and melodic. “Please take this gift as a show of our good faith, and please be sure to have fun and spread the word to your friends!” The second head speaks in a deeper more boisterous tone, before handing you the gift they pull from the satchel by their feet. You thank them before following Aira to the next event.



Task: Depict your ketucari meeting Igyera, this can be a doodle or 200 word blurb of them interacting with the domain guardian, the doodle must depict at least 50% of Igyera.

 

Reward: A bag of coins and one otter pup of your choice. (50 Gold and user picks their otter color)



Asking Aira: ENTER HERE

Aira is happy to answer any questions you may have about Zolkanis or Danuoc Ketucari, in fact she may just treat you to some things if you’re polite enough!

 

Task: Ask a question, any question! If you present your question in the form of a small roleplay blurb Aira will happily answer and interact with you back the same way, and even give you a small reward! (30 gold + a small doodle or written blurb of her interacting with the ket you choose to ask the question)

Requirements for reward: 100 word rp blurb asking your question, please specify which of your kets is asking (for the doodle/rp response purpose) !!

Reward: 30 gold + a small doodle or blurb of Aira interacting with your ket!! (Drawn by ASimpleMoon)

 

You may ask up to one question a day!




Newfound Friends (Danuoc Ketucari Import Raffle)
ENTER HERE

Aira brings you over to a small group of more Danuoc Kets, they stand up excitedly, grinning at the sight of a newcomer. “These are my friends, they’ve been looking forward to this day forever! They would love to get to know you and show you some of our coolest sights! Who knows, if they like you enough they may just decide to come home with you!” She winks, allowing you to introduce yourself.

 

Task: An image or story of your ketucari exploring Zolkanis with one of the danuoc kets looking for new friends, they could visit the Salt Flats, or perhaps the capital city of Zolk, maybe even showing you the quieter less advanced seaport city Hazefall.

 

Requirements: Literature should be a minimum of 500 words, drawn entries must meet the groups submission requirements, 60% of the danuoc ket you are entering for must be visible.

 

You may enter for more than one danuoc ketucari however you may only include up to TWO danuocs per entry image.

 

If you include Aira in your image you get a bonus prize of your choice of a Lucky Coin, Magic Arrow or Dynamite (found in the laurel shop) 50% of Aira must be depicted. (**Aira’s owner will not be using these images for bonding or themes to make things fair! This is simply a way to earn more prizes!**)

 

At the end of the event the winners will be rolled and the Danuoc kets will be written over, names and personality are allowed to be changed, however the design can not be changed, the winners can not sell the won danuoc ket, only trade, the won danuoc kets can NOT be deceased, they must be given back to the group or traded instead.

Raffle entries may be used for bonding levels with the permission of the artist.
There will be up to 6 winners depending on number of entrants.
 
Pieces used for the raffle may also be used in the following activities:
-Adventuring (starting March)
-Battles (starting March)
-Skill Unlocks

They may NOT double for:
-Wanderer Entries
-Quests
-Bounties
-Tarns

 

 

Here are the new friends!!

-enter for 2771 here

 

 

-enter for 2772 here-

 

 

-enter for 2773 here-

 

 

-enter for 2774 here-

 

 

-enter for 2775 here-

 

 

-enter for 2776 here-

 

~~~

 

OTHER EVENTS AND PRIZES



Otter Races: Enter Here

 

(You may enter three times )

Req: A colored sketch or 300 word blurb of your ket interacting with an otter or watching them race!

 

Place your bet on one of four racing otters! Depending on what your chosen otter places will determine your prize!

 

The racers are named the following:

 

  1. Danuocs’s Little Helper
  2. Whoops There He Goes
  3. Toasted Cheese Sandwich
  4. Unusual Smells

 

1st Place: Randomly rolled otter and 35 gold.

2nd Place: Randomly rolled zolkanis pet and 25 gold (Excludes otters.)

3rd Place: 25 gold

4th place: 15 gold




Weasel Wrangling: Enter Here

(you may enter three times)
Req: a colored sketch or 300 word blurb of your ketucari interacting with a Vanttor!

Can You pin down a greased weasel? Wanna prove it? Good luck pinning one of Zolkanis’s winged wolverines, the Vanttor!

Prizes:
Success: 35 gold and player’s choice of a random Vanttor pup or the stats from a battle roll
Failure: 5 gold and the stats from a battle roll.

 

Airfare tour: Enter Here

(you may enter three times)
Req: a colored sketch or 300 word blurb of your ketucari riding in/on one of Zolkanis’ many methods of air travel! If they aren’t a fan of actual flying, then show them learning about a method of air travel. 


Options of air travel include: Gliders, Wing suits, Caped Wyvern, Hot air balloon, Air ships 

Prizes:
Your choice of an artifact, geology, or botany database  



Air Races: Enter Here

 


 

(You may enter twice.)

Req: A colored sketch or 300 word blurb of your ket competing in an air race using either a wingsuit, glider, or riding a caped wyvern!

 

Do your best to compete in this Zolkanis sport! Will you outfly the competition? Or fly just for fun, leisurely soaring along? Just be careful not to crash along the course! 

 

Prizes: all participants will win a randomly rolled Caped wyvern chick and a large trinket

If you win a race, you’ll also net a winners chest! 

 

 

 

Semi-Custom bonus!

As an added bonus, we've decided to include a Semi-custom prize!
Anyone who enters all of the NON-Import Raffle mini-games and events at least once may post [here] to get a semi-custom ketucari!

Matchmaker 2022

Posted 3 months ago :: Last edited 3 months ago by Noirmori

Matchmaking 2020

Animated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara
[See the DA version of this event here]

Welcome to our February Matchmaking Event! In recognition of Valentines day, we will be doing randomly paired litters with your ketucari, which will give each of you a surprise cub! You will have from February 1 - February 14 to submit your ketucari to the breeding pool. The event will close after two weeks and admins will use RNG to pair the ketucari and roll your litters! The litters will be rolled within the next two days after. The final day to submit a ketucari for this event is February 14th at 11:59 PM PST

Let the pairing begin!


How to Participate

Animated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara
Reply to the comment below with a link to a doodle, blurb (300 words) or collabed entry of one of your ketucari going on a date with another (If you use someone else's ketucari for the second, please check with them first!!), preparing alone for a date, or showing some other form of romantic love. IF you don't have anyone to ship your ketucari with or don't see your ketucari as the romantic kind we have a few starter pairs you can doodle instead!
 
Then include a link to one of your ketucari to be used in the event! It does not have to be one of the ketucari depicted in your work.
 
Your ketucari will be randomly paired with another member's entered ketucari and you will both receive a surprise litter with a set of identical twins, one for each of the parent ketucari's owners. After your litter is posted, you are free to do what you want with the cubs like any other litter.

Ketucari Breeding Requirements

Animated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara
:bulletblue: You may only submit ONE ketucari.
:bulletblue: The ketucari must belong to you.
:bulletblue: The ketucari that you enter in this event must have their breeding eligibility confirmed BEFORE entry.
:bulletblue:  Ketucari will not be paired with a match that results in inbreeding. That being said, no inbred ketucari are allowed.
:bulletblue:  Any ketucari who do not receive a match among the entered ketucari will be paired with a randomly rolled starter ketucari or magically 'disked' to create a litter.
:bulletblue: This will NOT count against your monthly limit of breedings or your ketucari's breeding slots.
:bulletblue: These litters cannot have items added.
:bulletblue:Cubs from these litters will not be subject to matriarch killings.
:bulletblue: Cubs from these litters may be sold, traded, gifted, etc. as you please.
 

Entry Requirements

:bulletblue: Solo entries are not required to be colored or contain a background. These submissions may be headshots! Literature minimum is 300 words.
:bulletblue:Collabed entries MUST be at least two colored fullbodies. They do not need to meet adventure requirements.
:bulletblue: Collabed writings must be at least the length of an adventure for as many ketucari as are depicted in it (600 words minimum for two ketucari)
:bulletblue:If works follow all guidelines for adventures or other group activities they may be used for those activities.
:bulletblue: All entries may be used for Bonding, however only works that follow guidelines for other group activities may be used for Themes.
:bulletblue: All works must have been uploaded after 2/1/2022

Bonus Raffle

Animated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara
:bulletblue: All people who make an entry will also be entered in a bonus raffle (you may opt out by saying so in your comment)
:bulletblue: The winners of the raffle will win a Sun Disk
:bulletblue: Three Sun Disks total will be raffled off
:bulletblue: The raffle will be rolled on February 15th, after all entries have been turned in
:bulletblue: Winning a sun disk will not affect the cub you receive or pairing in the main part of the event
:bulletblue: You MAY win both an a Sun Disk and an Eros slot if you're lucky 

 

Ketucari Slot Raffle

Eros has returned! This beautiful ketucari is back in the spirit of love! He brings with him the Endearing Display lineage skill!

Slot rules:
You may only win one slot, which will come with the following restrictions. -Eros slots may not be sold for real life currency, or traded outside of Ketucari -If the Winner of the slot chooses to use the slot in a Split breeding, the Winner of the slot must get Pick of the Litter. This is to prevent more experienced players from taking advantage of newbies, which we have been seeing more of as of late.

:bulletblue: All people who make an entry will also be entered in this bonus raffle (you may opt out by saying so in your comment)
:bulletblue: The winners of the raffle will win a Full slot to Eros
:bulletblue: Three slots total will be raffled off
:bulletblue: The raffle will be rolled on February 15th, after all entries have been turned in
:bulletblue: Winning an Eros slot will not affect the cub you receive or pairing in the main part of the event
:bulletblue: Everyone is eligible for this slot raffle, regardless of if you've had a slot to an endearing display ket before
:bulletblue: You MAY win both an Eros slot and a Sun Disk if you're lucky