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Elyneara (-o-) (#1)

Jun 24, 12:41pm

2018 Summer Solstice!

In the past the Goddess of the Sun and the Goddess of the Moon warred for supremacy of the sky, and it was the people of Kio who showed them the push and pull, the ebb and flow of balance, returning the skies to peace. Now every year during the Summer Solstice and the Winter Solstice, when the Goddesses are closest to returning to imbalance, Sators re-create their candle lighting ceremony.

By hiding candles for one another and lighting them or putting them out, sators spend one week in a massive game.

This event will run until Sunday July 1st

The Solstice splits the citizens of Kio into two groups, the Sun Team and the Moon Team. You can visit the events page to participate in a team chatroom so you can organize clues and help one another. At your team base is a list of everyone on your team. Also, there is a news section where you can see what prizes were awarded in the last round. If you like, you can also start any chatroom posting with "!NEWS" to post something to your community newsboard. This will cost you 5 possible candle clicks, so use it wisely!

The goal of this event is to solve small riddles in order to find candles that are hidden all over WindRose. Find as many candles as you can to help your team win rounds in the event! Every hour you get 10 more candles to find. These stack, even when offline, until you have 50 or more available. Once you have amassed 50 candles available you'll stop accumulating until you use some of them.

You can also hide candles for your team. At the bottom of every page there is a 'Hide Candle Here' button. Pressing this will allow you to submit a clue for a hidden candle. All hidden candles are sent to me for review, and will be approved or dismissed depending on the validity and quality of the clue. You can only submit one candle until I review it, Once it is reviewed you will be able to submit more, so make sure your clues are really great!

Guidelines for a good clue

Users on both teams will need to solve this clue to find your candle
The solution page should be available at all times on site
If your clue is for an item that there are already a TON of clues for, you are likely to get rejected even when all other guidelines are followed
Try to make riddles rather than puns or call-and-response style clues
Check the Page notation and make sure you are making a clue for that page
Do not get too specific with the pages, for example;
A candle can be hidden on a user's profile, but can not be hidden on only their garden page of their profile
Your 'Solution' entry should explain the clue, especially if your clue is a reference to something outside of WindRose
Eli can see the page the candle will be hidden on, there is no need to put the URL in the solution box
Check your spelling and grammar before submitting your clue

There is also a specific summer minigame, prizes, highscores, and a raffle!

Finally one lucky winner from the winning team of the event will have a special prize, One custom! This custom can be any breed except bettafly and will cover Markings, expression, personality setting and choice of available ID. This time, the custom will be drawn by Comic Snas!

If you find any errors or have any questions (or are just excited!) feel free to post here. Have a great time!

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Elyneara (-o-) (#1)

Jun 19, 7:06pm

The Blos- Solstice is happening on Sunday :)

The blossom festival hit a lot of snags this year, and before I knew it the normal dates for the solstice were looming right in front of me. So I decided that it would be simplest to do the solstice around the normal time, and keep the Blossom festival on ice.

I am aiming to get the usual summer solstice up and running this Sunday, though stickers and such might not be ready right on time (when are they ever? :P)

I hope everyone understands and I hope you all are looking forward to the solstice!

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Elyneara (-o-) (#1)

Jun 1, 11:06am

Summer 2018 Rares

New rares for summer!

This season we have the Grape Tassi, and the MuskMelon Tassi, inspired by a bunch of candy I bought, ate too much of, and got sick while making these rares!


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Elyneara (-o-) (#1)

May 31, 12:49am

Last call for Spring Rares~

Don't forget to buy the spring rares before they switch out on June First.

Update: I didn't update the cash shop page in time, and I'm at work now and can't get in the code to fix it. So there may be a few hours when the summer rares from last year show up as for sale, they are not for sale. Sorry about the confusion.

Purchasing should still go through just fine, you'll be able to buy the new summer rares, the art on the sidebar is just incorrect.

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Elyneara (-o-) (#1)

May 26, 3:51pm

Small Update on the Blossom Festival

Its my birthday today! Everyone who has logged in over the past two weeks got a cool rare. Its based on a neat bird I saw the other day, I don't know what kind of bird it was though. The Lineart is by our very own Ivon!

Just to keep everyone in the loop;
The Blossom festival had been delayed for a while for personal reasons between myself and some of the other folks who are helping set it all up. Thank you all for being patient about it. Once we can determine more firm dates I will let everyone know.

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