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Raid of Antikutan 2022 - Wrap-Up!

Posted 6 months ago :: Last edited 6 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 6 months ago :: Last edited 6 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 6 months ago :: Last edited 6 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 7 months ago :: Last edited 7 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 7 months ago :: Last edited 7 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 8 months ago :: Last edited 7 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-

 

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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 7 months ago :: Last edited 7 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 

The Winter Lights

Posted 9 months ago :: Last edited 9 months ago by IIIXKitsuneXIII

[THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS ANNOUNCED >HERE<]

 

A chill wind rolls across the plains of Messus, and three rynos stand before you.

The Winter Lights, they’re called. Three spiritual devotees--followers of Seijalka, Neve, and Tauratu who have left their homes on a pilgrimage to explore the world. For some reason, wherever the trio travels, the world seems Brighter, with the sun glinting off the snow more than it should, or the night sky igniting with colors.
The Winter Lights are looking for new homes. Will they find yours?

 

IMPORT RAFFLE

There are three imports being raffled off this year, and entry is simple! The characters found in these ketucari’s profiles are optional to keep.


Brynhild - Former devotee of Seijalka, believed to have been born from an Aurora. Has been maintaining a shrine to Seijalka on Aegrus for several years, but has passed the torch on to a new devotee and is off on a pilgrimage to explore the world.

 

Chorus - A former follower of Neve, the Goddess of Joy. They travelled with her until recently, due to the aura of joy and contentment that surrounded her. Chorus is enraptured by winter and the light displays of the season.

 

Solfrid - An orphan found and taken in by Tauratu and Seijalka who admires the Winter King to this day. Solfrid seeks to follow in Tauratu’s pawsteps and bring joy and goodwill to the people of Velukaelo who may otherwise be without during the holidays.


How to Enter:


Draw or Write about your ketucari (or a starter!) interacting with the ketucari you’re entering for.
The piece must meet minimum requirements for the number of ketucari portrayed (both at 50% visibility, or 600+words). These pieces can be rolled as Adventures, Tarns, or Skill Unlocks for the interacting ketucari, but Not for the raffle ketucari. As such, these may take place anywhere in Velukaelo!
These pieces may later be used by the raffle ketucari for bonding (with the original artist’s permission)!
Each piece only counts for One of the three Lights of Winter, though more than one can be portrayed. You may enter for more than one ketucari, but only win one.

 

Comment below with your piece and which ketucari you’re entering for.
New owners will be rolled Dec 31th, 12PM Pacific Time.
Admins may not enter for the geno they personally designed, but may enter for the other two.
Each ketucari comes with an unapplied Light Blessing for their new owners to design as they please. PSDs will be made available to the winners. This Light Blessing does not count against either of the two that a ketucari can learn, meaning Brynhild, Chorus, and Solfrid may have a possible total of Three Elemental Blessings if a nature scroll is applied to them.
Names should be kept as at least a nickname for the ketucari even if lore is not maintained.
These ketucari are not allowed to be redesigned or sold.

 

SLOT RAFFLE
In the northern-most reaches of Aegrus, deep in the heart of Kanibar, a strange ketucari has been seen. She glows with an ephemeral light and is happy to greet any strangers she may come across.
She carries the blessing of her adoptive father Seijalka. Her name is Firn and she’s eager to spend time with the mortals of the world.

Firn is the new starter for Winter’s Breath!
Beginning this year, Firn will be appearing in the Kanibar Snowfields every December to seek companionship from other ketucari.

 

You may only win one slot, which will come with the following restrictions.

-Firn 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.
-For these Year 2021 slots, breeding with a ketucari who has Tauratu KT-632 / Tauratu 631 on their visible lineage will count as Inbreeding.

 

Entry is simple:
-Comment [here] stating you wish to enter the raffle
-You may acquire +1 ticket by drawing or writing about [Firn]. Requirements are a colored sketch or 300 words. Include this in your initial comment or reply to your own original comment with the link.
-You may also acquire +1 ticket IF you joined the group in 2021 OR +2 if you joined in December 2021.
-You may also acquire +1 ticket for advertising the Event and the group in a Status, Journal, or Poll. Link for confirmation.

 

Entry Form:
I AM ENTERING THE [FIRN] SLOT RAFFLE

DID YOU JOIN KETUCARI IN 2021: Yes/No
IF YES, DID YOU JOIN IN DECEMBER 2021: Yes/No

LINK TO AD HERE: [here]



3 slots will be raffled out on Dec 31st, 12PM Pacific Time.

 

In Addition, 3 separate slots will be rolled to anyone who joined ketucari in 2021.
Comment [Here] to enter the Newbie Raffle.

 

Entry Form:
I AM ENTERING THE [FIRN] NEWBIE SLOT RAFFLE
IF YES, DID YOU JOIN IN DECEMBER 2021: Yes/No

SITE ERROR: Character transfers bugged [RESOLVED]

Posted 10 months ago :: Last edited 10 months ago by IIIXKitsuneXIII

Earlier today we discovered an error in character transfers: that is to say that for some reason character transfers are showing up for people Not their intended recipient. We don't yet know what's causing this. However, if you have transferred a character in the last week and it went to the Wrong Person, please let us know ASAP so we can make a manual transfer to the Intended recipient.

We will update you all as Soon as possible about the cause of the error and when we get it fixed. We can confirm that if a transfer is intended for you you will get a notification.
We are so so sorry for the confusion this may have caused. We know at least one character that may have accidentally gone to an admin instead of the intended recipient, which will be remedied as soon as we confirm who the intended recipient of the character was.

UPDATE: THE ERROR HAS BEEN RESOLVED.
All affected characters should now be back in pending, or their transfers fixed so they're with their intended recipient.

Draginraptor has provided the following explanation for what happened:
- It should have only affected active transfers (i.e. transfers that were active before the site update, and new transfers that were made).
- There's a piece of code that updates the details of users involved in transfers whenever a page related to a user is visited (e.g. user profile). Unfortunately there was one specific section that was not updated to be in line with the recent update.
- This old code checked user aliases from the old system to update transfer users in case someone who was originally offsite joined while the transfer was still active. However, after the update, aliases from the old system were cleared after the new system was put in place, so the code would errorneously match NULL aliases from users to NULL aliases in the transfers.

Changes to Lineage Skills

Posted 10 months ago :: Last edited 10 months ago by pawstepsinthesnow
Hello, all. Sian/pawstepsinthesnow here.
 
From today forward, we're making several major changes to the mechanics of lineage skills.
 
To be fairly frank about the reasoning for this change: the way lineage skills have been recieved by the community are not in line with how we want them to function. While lineage skills are intended to be a fun thing for the community to share, they have been treated with a sense of exclusivity and ownership that has resulted in harassment and toxic behavior, particuarly aimed at the admin team.
 
Our perception of creating starters to share lineage skills was intended to be a lightening of responsibility: no longer would players have to struggle to get their ketucari breedable and ensure slots were circulated for people to be able to share in the lineage skill. 
 
However, it's become clear that people instead percieve the lineage skill as something exclusive only to them, and that any attempt to further distrubute it will be percieved as a loss of value, even an attack; and have lashed out at us as a result. While we recognize the pain, this behavior is not acceptable. This situation is corrosive to the health and growth of our community, and directly interfering with our ability to continute to administrate this group.
 
Therefore, although we recognize that this step will be recieved with mixed feelings, we think it is for the best for the future of the group.
 
So, how will things look going forward?
Future lineage skills may debut on a starter instead of a player-owned ketucari, and any lineage skill that debuts on a raffled ketucari will have a starter made for it and slots raffled six months later. This will grant the winner a period of exclusivity to distrubute slots before the lineage skill is given wider release. Additionally, we will be creating and releasing starters for the remaining lineage skills already in existence, so that all lineage skills are treated equally regardless of the owner of their founder or date of debut.
 
Additionally, there is now a quest live to add a lineage skill to any elder Ketucari-- check out Elder Isle for the details. (Thank you Unarla/Pav for the suggestion!) We're hoping that this futher tamps down on toxicity surrounding lineage skills, by allowing players to create their own. These skills will not be shared with starters, but we aren't restricting people from creating multiple mechanically-similar skills to compensate. Relatedly, we've revamped the requirements for descendants to learn their bloodline's lineage skills. The requirement has been lowered to Renowned instead of Elder, and the requirements standardized to match non-lineage skill unlocks.
 
Raffle-origin skills will still have a couple unique factors-- their effects may be a bit more unique, and we'll be writing and debuting exclusive quests that can only be undertaken by Ketucari who have learned raffle-origin lineage skills. (At the moment, only Winter's Breath has a quest, as it was written before the shift to skill unlocks, but we'll be filling in the others as time goes on.)
 
To extend a compensation to current holders of lineage-founders for these changes, we've created an item, the Mythic Simulator, that allows both the Elder requirement and the quest to be bypassed to create a lineage skill. These will be craftable as an Engineering legendary item in the future, but we are distributing one to every current owner of a lineage founder-- this will let you be among the first to create new lineage skills if you so choose. 
 
We're hoping that this combination of moves will reduce the sense of scarcity and elitism around lineage skills.
 
As a reminder, admins enforcing a ruling should not be taken as a personal attack, and it is not acceptable to respond to us doing so with hostility. We endeavor to work with players whenever possible, but that should not be taken as a license to harass us for decisions that you do not agree with. 
 
We're hoping to be able to bring you some more positive news later on, and want to sincerely thank everyone who has stuck with us through this time. <3