[Deviant Art Journal Version]
“COME ONE, COME ALL!”
As you enter under the archway, you see an ash toa standing above the crowd on what appears to be a giant podium, bellowing over the general noise and anticipation.
“Welcome to the Colour Carnivale!!”
His voice booms over the din. There’s various tents and kiosks set up around what had been a park. If it remains such after the festival is over… well you’ll have to wait to find out.
The ash toa laughs above you, posing dramatically, fanning his feathers out, stretching dramatically.
“We’ve been waiting So Long to meet you all, and we hope you’ve anticipated it as much as we have.”
He leaps backwards suddenly, flipping in mid air to land on another structure--and turns blue--his now stone pelt gleaming in the chilly autumn sun.
“After all… we have much to share with you all…”
WELCOME to the Colour Carnivale!
From now until May 31st 2021 at 11:59PM PST, you will be able to take part in a series of small events for the chance to win exclusive prizes!
Event “week” rollovers are at 11:59PM PST on Sundays, so each event “week” starts on Monday.
The main event is the Carnival itself!
Rows upon rows of tents, kiosks, vendors and games fill the previously green space. It looks like someone set off a paint bomb, vibrant colors fill the air and assail the senses. Delicious food smells waft from several of the vendors. Nearly all the races of Velukaelo are here, crowding around the park's pathways. Cheery music can be heard from every which way, folksy tunes that spur listeners to dance. There's events, little plays, and all sorts of merriment all around. Several humans and heldyr dance around with silk banners, akadri beat their hooves against stone, a jordskar plays a drum near the center of the Carnival.
At the far end, you see fair rides. Ferris Wheels, fun houses, armatherium riding! There's even a petting zoo!
There's several drinking and eating contests, various strength testing competitions, and the space has been put together so it's comfortable for ketucari and humanoids alike to explore and partake in.
Draw or write about your ketucari (or humanoid companion) enjoying the carnival!
You may enter this up tofour times total, with up to 4 ketucari/companions per piece.
Minimum Art Requirements: EITHER a full color fullbody with no background (but with some sort of prop) OR a half body with a simple background.
Minimum Literature requirements: 300 words (+50 per ket)
Entries will be counted per piece, not per ket, but including extra ketucari/companions will earn you a small 10 gold reward per ketucari/companions (up to 4) in a piece.
If you do not have your own ketucari, you may use a starter, or you can get permission from another player to borrow one of theirs!
Possible ways to enjoy the carnivale:
- First Entry: 1 slot to one of the new starters of your choice.
- Second Entry: Common token (must declare a gene. Gene does NOT have to be one of the new genes)
- Third Entry: Uncommon token (must declare a gene. Gene does NOT have to be one of the new genes).
- Fourth Entry: 1 Semi-Custom
Smooth Standard or Ryno with
Four common genes
Three common genes and an uncommon
Two uncommons genes
One common gene and a Rare*
*there is a maximum limit of 3 total Chromatas through this.
*rare gene can be a Feather type.
These mini prompts have lighter requirements.
Up to 4 ketucari.
Minimum Art requirements: (base) Colored sketch, headshot/bust with a prop
Minimum Lit requirements: 100 words (+50 per additional ket)
Collaborations are allowed!
Prompts can be done in “bulk documents/activity sheets” if cleanly labelled and all of the same prompt, up to the maximum number of entries per week per prompt. One doc per prompt per week.
PROMPT 1: Ring Toss!!
: Your ketucari is feeling lucky, before them lies a wheel and a young mysterious woman dressed in a long black hooded cloak, her mismatched eyes sparkle with mirth. “Hello, hello!! I hear you feel lucky today, perhaps so lucky you feel you may even be able to cheat death? Well, we’ll just see about that.” She laughs at what must be an inside joke before smiling at you once more. “This here is a special ring toss, if you can land a ring upon a bottle you will win a very special prize.” She smiles at your eager questions. “What prize? Why, the color of the bottle you land will determine that!”
(Green = Herbal Brew // Blue = Five Random High Tier Herbs // Red = 2 Random Toresul // Yellow = Five Random High Tier Animal Parts )
5 tries a week
PROMPT 2: Fur and Face Paints!!
A happy adolescent akadri decked out in fur dies and paints all along her face grins at you as you pass by. “Hey, hey you now!! Come here, you’re looking a little dull for being in a festival of color!!” She looks sheepish. “Oh no harm meant!! I’m simply saying, perhaps you’d let yourself act as my canvas for a bit? I’ve all these lovely inks and dies, and I’ve been dying to get creative!” She beams. “You would?! Awesome!!”
(Your ketucari subjects themself to this friendly Akadri’s artistic abilities, you are rewarded 3 tattoo ink for your patience.)
**Three times a week**
PROMPT 3: Spin the Wheel!
A massive lilac ryno yawns as he sits beside a colorful wheel with interesting marks on it. He hails you over with a tilt of his antlered skull and wags his tail behind him. “Ho there, step right up, step right up! You look lonely, seeking some company are ya? No no not from me, ‘friad I’m rather spoken for, but you look like you could use a friend. A companion, you could say. Like my pal here.” he lowers his head again, and peeking out from his massive phoenix mane, there’s an… angel hare? “We’s gots all sorts’ve companions runnin’ round lookin’ for some friends. Maybe you could be one? Oh, we gots some other things, too, ‘v course. Just spin the wheel!”
Depict your ketucari spinning the wheel!
70% chance at a pet from a previous event (10% each)
15% chance at bait (5% chance of each tier, will receive 1 of each kind per tier)
10% chance at a cage (randomly selected)
4% chance at random common token from the new markings
1% chance of uncommon token from the new markings.
**3 times a week!**
PROMPT 4: Shyl Maze
You’re passing an unusual towering display of shyl when a silver-and-blue kadin Appears out from it. “Greetings. Would you like to try the hedge maze? We have roses.” she Vanishes back into the maze, the shyl shimmering in pastel rainbows behind her.
Depict your ketucari in the rainbow shyl maze!
50% chance at **Colorful roses**
20% chance at **Trinket: Rose Garland**
20% chance at Common Token
10% chance at Uncommon Token
2 **Colorful Roses** can be turned in for player’s choice of the following:
1 Trinket: Rose Garland [Standard/Ryno]
1 Common Token
Player’s choice of [random color] previous event pet.
**Once per week!**
IMPORT RAFFLE (And Orphanage Flood)!
Nyserr guides you into a (large) tavern that appears to have once been a barn. There, a number of yearlings are hanging around and enjoying themselves.
“Our pack’s resources are starting to get thin and it’s time for the young ones to disperse. Hang around, enjoy yourself. Ha! Maybe you’ll impress one of the kiddos enough that they want to join Your pack when they leave here!”
What this means for you, is that a large number of special kids with the genes have entered the Orphanage!
What does this mean? Well obviously Newbies still get first dibs for their first ketucari, and anyone with a Foundling Amulet can swoop in too, however, as this is a special event; If any of the Colour Carnivale Yearlings remain in the Orphanage after May 31st 11:59 PM PST, they are available for any* user to claim regardless of the number of ketucari that user has at that point. There is a one per person limit however, so no swooping to nab all of the remaining designs.
*Anyone who wins a ketucari from the import raffle is barred from the free-for-all.
Whenever you first put in an event prompt, you will (optionally) be given a ticket for a raffle design made by Anarchisme or IIIXKitsuneXIII !
You can only get one ticket (unless you have no ketucari, then you may get up to Two tickets), and at the end of the event the tickets will be rolled and if you are one of the winners you will be asked to send in a numbered list of your preferences.
There are 9 designs to be won, and one has a special secret!
A player may win one more than one raffle design if all other entrants have won one.
These special imports may not be redesigned except to add genes (if applicable), nor killed off.
If efforts are not made to get KT-2607 breedable and bred within 3 months, a Starter will be made with the same lineage skill.