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Halloween Husbandry '17
« on: October 16, 2017, 11:22:58 am »
Your eyes shoot open, and you're lying in the leafy substrate of a dark forest. How did you get here? Where is "here?" Based on the slight prick of light between the trees giving the sky a silver haze, it seems to be about 4 AM. The air is brisk around you, and you stand and rub your arms to get some blood flowing as you start making your way to.... well, not here.

As you explore, you feel something latch around your foot. You trip, but you're not quick enough to throw your hands out, and you land face first in the dirt and rotting leaves. Thankfully nobody saw that. Still, what was that thing on your foot?

Your body protests as you turn to look. Huh, just a tree root. You could have sworn it practically grabbed you. Oh well.

But oh? A glint of something smooth and glassy catches your eye in the premature light of dawn. Picking yourself up, you brush yourself off and search blindly in the leaves for whatever that shiny thing was. Maybe it's a compass to help you get home, or even a flashlight would be handy.


It's an egg.

You're no zoologist, but this is not any kind of egg you recognize. About the size of a softball, it is terribly reflective and slightly moist and sticky, as if a mucus-like slime was oozing through the membrane of the soft shell. Despite the cool temperature outside, the egg is quite warm and seems to almost pulsate in your hands.

You feel obligated to take care of the growing creature inside. With newfound determination (and the feeling of eyes on your back), you make your way out of the forest, the egg safely nestled in your palms. Hopefully its mother doesn't notice its absence.




Hey there everyone! In this Halloween event, members will work to complete certain tasks to nurture and make their egg hatch and grow! The creature inside is a mystery, and only by completing the assigned tasks, will you come to raise an adult creature found in the mysterious dark forest.

Anyone is welcome to join at any time! However, keep in mind that the creature will stop growing on November 1st at 12:00 AM (your time zone). This will freeze your creature at whatever stage it is in. Only Halloween magic can make your pet thrive!




There are 7 stages of growth for your new pet.

Young egg
Cracked egg
Splintered egg
Open egg
Newborn
Juvenile
Adult


You have found your egg in the Young egg stage. You will start out with the sprite shown in the narrative.

To advance your pet's growth, you must do each task list in order! You can't jump around to the Newborn tasks if you're still on Splintered egg tasks.

You may only complete a maximum of one (1) task lists a day. You can not advance more than a stage a day. You are, however, welcome to work as slowly as you'd like. Theoretically, this could only take you a bit under a week. Or could it? ;D

The task lists are as follows:


Young egg - Stage 1

  • Participate in at least 1 forum game! Has to be a new post after this event is published-- no recycling!
  • Ask a question in 2 different members' AMA threads. List of AMA's: ♠♠♠♠♠
  • Screenshot or link all these posts and PM a participating staff member.

Cracked egg - Stage 2
  • THIS STAGE CAN ONLY BE DONE ON WEEKDAY (M-F)!
  • Make 3 posts in the 'Say Something Nice About the Person that Posted Before You' thread, to 3 DIFFERENT people. Posts must be at least 3 sentences, don't do bare minimum! ♠♠♠♠♠
  • Send 5 (or more!) of your friends on FT a fun Halloween/fall greeting via PM!
  • Screenshot the sent messages, as well as your posts in the Say Something Nice thread, and PM a participating staff member with the attached images.

Splintered egg - Stage 3
  • Make a Halloween themed drawing/song/story/poem/other artistic endeavor and post it! Again, no recycling! Has to be new stuff. Explain your inspiration behind it!
  • Post one positive or happy thing in the 'Things that Don't Make You want to Kick Someone' thread! ♠♠♠♠♠
  • You know the drill-- send evidence to a participating staff member.

Open egg - Stage 4
  • THIS STAGE CAN ONLY BE DONE ON AN ODD-NUMBERED DAY!
  • Make a post in the '3 Things you are Thankful for' thread. ♠♠♠♠♠
  • Tell your favorite staff member(s) why you like/appreciate them! If you hate us all, pick the one you hate the least LOL!
  • Once again, screenshot/link the evidence and send it to a participating staff member!

Newborn - Stage 5
  • Give someone on FT some advice. Can be any level of advice, we just want you to help someone!
  • Create something for someone else on the site! Can be anything, music, art, literature, etc. Giving is always in season! Try to pick someone you haven't done something nice for yet!
  • Send proof to a participating staff member.

Juvenile - Stage 6
  • THIS STAGE CAN ONLY BE DONE ON AN EVEN-NUMBERED DAY!
  • Participate in at least one other Halloween 2017 event.
  • Post 5 compliments in the 'Compliments to a Forum Member' thread. Can all be in one post, just has to have at least 5 different people in it. ♠♠♠♠♠
  • Link your posts to a participating staff member.

Adult - Stage 7, Final
  • Congrats!! Your pet has grown up.
  • However, if you send a compliment to every active staff member (active meaning you see them a couple times a week), your pet may pick up a little something extra! ;) (just remember to send in evidence so your pet will know you did so!)



List of Participating Staff
-Chai (a.k.a. Franny, Red Velvet)
-Faye (a.k.a. Mystic, Amelia)
-Proto (a.k.a Angela)

Do not send in your evidence to any other staff member. They will ignore it and your baby egg won't grow up!


Your pet's progress will be displayed on your profile page in the 'Pets' field!
They're similar to awards, except we gave them a nice cozy playpen on your profile, so they don't get cramped in your signature. Please allow for a bit of time for your pet to grow after submitting your tasks. They're only babies y'know--they can only grow so fast!

Feel free to copy the image url and have your pet in your signature if you'd like! Then everyone can see your progress, or you can just show off that lil' cutie.

And that's it! If you have any questions feel free to post them here. Be sure to let us know you're participating below so that your egg can be added to your profile playpen!

Happy egg-raising!
« Last Edit: October 23, 2017, 05:12:08 pm by Chai »
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 12:10:50 pm »
Eh...I'll participate. Seems simple enough. I don't know if I'll keep up with it, but those are things I do on a regular basis anyways.
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 12:23:48 pm »
Might participate! Seems cool <3
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 01:30:01 pm »
OMG this is so cute??? Im participating!!
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 02:32:55 pm »
I'll participate sounds cool
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 02:42:42 pm »
Hell to the yes! Sign me up!

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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 02:55:47 pm »
Sounds fun
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2017, 03:05:33 pm »
I'm in! :fox-:P:
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 03:20:04 pm »
I'm totally participating!
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2017, 03:20:07 pm »
Cool! I'm in!
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2017, 03:25:37 pm »
Hey I got some questions! Do the questions on the AMA threads have to answered to be approved? And does this mean that everyone gets a unique creature?  :fox-:P:
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2017, 03:27:50 pm »
Hey I got some questions! Do the questions on the AMA threads have to answered to be approved? And does this mean that everyone gets a unique creature?  :fox-:P:

Nope! You just have to ask them ^^ Otherwise, if people are taking a break it could hinder your ability to participate.

And sadly no, everyone gets the same creature, because I am one artist doing this for fun ^^" But! The event will likely be repeated in the future, so you can collect holiday themed pets based on your time at FT!
(tho, if you do the bonus task on stage 7, your pet may be a bit different from the standard version!)
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2017, 06:45:45 pm »
Sounds fun, count me in!
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2017, 06:59:00 pm »
I'd absolutely love to participate!
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2017, 07:30:23 pm »
I guess I'll participate. I won't be surprised if I don't get far, because maybe some of you remember last time I participated in something like this...
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2017, 07:38:35 pm »
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2017, 08:40:40 pm »
I'm totally in!
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2017, 09:15:19 pm »
 can I use posts I did today for the 2nd stage when I turn it in tomorrow? Or do the tasks have to be done on a completely new day?
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2017, 09:17:58 pm »
can I use posts I did today for the 2nd stage when I turn it in tomorrow? Or do the tasks have to be done on a completely new day?

It would be best if you did them on a new day. That way, people can't just knock everything out in one day and just wait to post, yknow? Like a mini-race that starts at the beginning of each day ^^

I mean, you're more than welcome to DRAFT your posts though! ;) Just don't post until tomorrow, please!  :pawheart:
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Re: Halloween Husbandry '17
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2017, 09:19:33 pm »
can I use posts I did today for the 2nd stage when I turn it in tomorrow? Or do the tasks have to be done on a completely new day?

It would be best if you did them on a new day. That way, people can't just knock everything out in one day and just wait to post, yknow? Like a mini-race that starts at the beginning of each day ^^

I mean, you're more than welcome to DRAFT your posts though! ;) Just don't post until tomorrow, please!  :pawheart:
Alright! I was just curious ^^ thanks for clearing that up
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