Welcome to the third official round of Koltherian Adoptables! Please make sure you read all of the rules and guidelines below before you participate in these adoptables, as it is very important for you to know how things will be working, what's expected of participants, and how you can win! These rules have been slightly altered from the first round, so please make sure you go over them again, even if you think you know them all.
This is a contest ! Participants will be able to try out for a chance to win the Koltherians pictured above by submitting an entry. It is a contest of creativity, and accuracy! Not artistic skill! Anyone* will be able to participate in this adoption round, so long as rules are followed.
*If you own an MTT or Yol character, it is recommended that you do not participate in this adoption round. This does not mean that you cannot participate at all, as it is not me who is uncomfortable with people owning both species. The creator of the MTTs and Yols is not comfortable with you owning a Koltherian and I take no responsibility for anything that may happen as a result of owning both!
**As of 12-14-2014, any person with more than two Koltherians without a reference sheet will not be permitted to take part in any adoptable or auction event in the group. With this, any person owning five or more Koltherians (regardless if they have reference sheets or not) will not be allowed to participate in any adoptable or auction event either.
As with all contests, This one starts as soon as it is posted, and will be ending on the date listed below the rules. You will have this time to submit an entry for the adoptable. I will not provide any extra time after the deadline!
You absolutely must be a member of the species group, Koltherians in order to participate in this adoptable round.
Entries must be submitted to the appropriate folder in the group in order to be counted. You do not have to link your entries in the comments section of this sheet, as I do not count them through the comments. Entries not submitted to the folders will not be counted!
The art portion of your entries can be done in any media, but absolutely must be a full body, full colored reference sheet which highlights all three forms of your Koltherian, and their wings. You ARE allowed to submit multiple entries which will count for credit in your overall entry- but you absolutely must have the reference sheet for any of this to count, as this is the main entry I judge.
The text or biography portion of your entry is completely up to you. Keep in mind that this is one of the biggest deciding factors of this contest, and any text entries that are inaccurate, incomplete, or just plain half-assed can put a really bad dent in your chances of winning. It doesn't need to be a novel, no... but it needs to be fitting and accurate. Remember that incorrect information (missing spines, incorrect scents, non-Koltherian names, etc.), or aspects of a character that do not fit in the Kolther universe will put a huge dent in your entry!
Be creative! You are making up your own, unique characters for this contest! Don't be afraid to ask questions, or make them unique. But please keep in mind that Rare mutations are prohibited!
You are allowed to alter the positions/length/number of spines on the Koltherian's body, but you are NOT allowed to get rid of them completely! (this counts as a rare thing!). You are also responsible for designing the Kolther's wings! If you have any questions regarding a minor change or addition to the design please bring it up with me beforehand.
HAVE FUN! The more you participate and get new people to participate in these adoption rounds gives you more chances to win, and will lead to bigger and better monthly adoption rounds.
Please make sure you read these thoroughly! There is a rather large number of people asking me questions that can easily be answered in these journals! I do apologize for the lack of a visual reference sheet, but it's just too much information to cram on one sheet. The planet information, as well as the lifestyles information is especially crucial for developing characters! The Q&A information journal is great for anyone looking for more obscure information to use, or if you have a question regarding something not previously answered in one of the other journals.
Something to remember: Jobs involving AIRO, or characters working for AIRO is not allowed without my permission. Sorry, guys. It's just one of the major storylines in the universe and I had plans to use it for something in the future.
#9 was drawn by microvert and designed/colored by me. #10 was drawn and designed by iMonox
#11 is missing a leg! Be creative with this unique feature!
Keep in mind that ALL KOLTHERIANS HAVE WINGS! You will have to design their wings, as they were not designed with wings to give you the opportunity to design them uniquely!
Please make sure that you are familiar with all of this reference material! It is, not only, a good way for you to create unique, but accurate characters, but it is a requirement to be able to own a character of the species! It is also a great place to pick up different scenes and ideas for your characters!
** If you need any visual references of something, please feel free to ask me! **
If, for whatever reason, a design on this sheet is not tried out for; It will be put on the next sheet, or on a different sheet later on for people to try out for!
Just because you try out for a design does not mean you automatically win! There are no "default" winners, and if there are no entries that are fitting/accurate to the world, or are not counted for any reason, the design may not be awarded to anyone. In this case, it will be put up for adoption again on a different sheet. Yes. This means that even if you are the only person to try out for a design, it does not mean you get to own it by default. That will be up to me to decide in the end.
You are able to try out for more than one design, but you may only win one!
You may try out for one design multiple times, should it be put up again for adoption!
Anyone who is a frequent participant in adoptions are more likely to be considered in adoptions so long as they have nice, accurate entries. I understand how frustrating it is to put in a ton of effort but not quite make it. In some events, I may simply allow the participant to make their own character!
By winning a design from one of these adoption rounds, you are simply winning the right to use and claim that design for your Koltherian character, not the right to keep the design itself. You are NOT allowed to sell or give away your Koltherians! You are NOT allowed to change the species, or make changes to the design that do not resemble the original! I reserve the right to revoke these designs at any time, for any reason I see fit, especially if I notice any of the rules broken! Designs that are revoked will also wind up being put back up for adoption at a later time. This includes any designs donated to me for DTA rounds done by others. All of these designs belong to me, and I reserve the right to revoke any of them at any time for any reason should I deem it necessary.
Please credit me when you draw or use your Koltherians! They are my species and are very, very dear to me! Crediting helps our community reach out to potential new members, and helps bring in new friends! Thank you!
Entries are due by February 15, 2015!
If you can, spread this around! Submit it to adoptable groups, or share it with your friends! Thank you for helping!
Koltherian Species (c) quickmill #9 was drawn by microvert and designed by quickmill (it was formerly owned by another member but changed to avoid drama.) #10 was drawn and designed by iMonox (thanks beb for the awesome design!) #11 was drawn and designed by quickmill