[ Shadow - Tribe ] Chapter 2, Assignment 1 :icontgb-shadowtribe:
The darkly furred tom strode out into the cave’s clearing; he would waste no time with petty explanations. He could see in every gleaming pair of eyes that his Tribe knew what needed to be done, even if many of their gazes harbored regret or disapproval. The dim light felt soothing, and the Silver-Shadow couldn't deny that this place had begun to feel like home before it had started to crumble before him.
”I’m not going to lie to any of you. He stated in a clear, gruff voice, ”Our land is dying.” Whispers echoed faintly among the small band of grinning-tattooed cats. Blinking slowly, the leader knew no matter how many times this information was recited… it would gain the same reaction of distaste and anxiety.
Narrowing his amber stare, he waited for the caves to be engulfed in silence yet again before parting his maw and continuing. ”Our Tribe is strong; we’re the cat
[*] Joining:icontgb-airtribe: :icontgb-earthtribe: :icontgb-firetribe: :icontgb-watertribe: :icontgb-shadowtribe: :icontgb-lighttribe:[*] Joining1 year ago in Personal More Like This
J o i n i n g
O p e n i n g s
Every two months, The-Golden-Butterfly will be holding scheduled openings. They will be announced well in advance. When the group opens, it will post yet another announcement saying so. Applications will be open for one week. An announcement will be made within the last 24 hours to warn applicants before we close. At the end of the week, the group will close again. We will then take two weeks to go over applications and either accept or deny them.
If you have applied, but there are errors in your application, we will give you three chances to revise these problems. If after those three chances there are still problems you have not fixed, then you will be denied and will have to wait until the next opening.
During these openings, there will be no set quota to fill, as we did in the past. Instead, if th
[*] Sponsoring:icontgb-airtribe: :icontgb-earthtribe: :icontgb-firetribe: :icontgb-watertribe: :icontgb-shadowtribe: :icontgb-lighttribe:[*] Sponsoring1 year ago in Personal More Like This
S p o n s o r s h i p
Do you have a friend that wants to join TGB? Or do you think you meet the TGB standards and have what it takes to join? Do you not want to wait for the next opening?
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the new Sponsorship program of TGB!
If you can reliably vouch for a non-member's literacy, creativity, and ability to meet the TGB standard, than you may now sponsor that non-member and send the mods of TGB an appeal in order to let them apply to TGB during the off-season (when applications are closed). If you can get three mods to approve of your Sponsorship, then the non-member may apply to TGB!
1) Each member may only sponsor one non-member every two months.
2) Mods will only approve of a Sponsorship if they agree that the person meets TGB standards.
3) If you sponsor someone
[*] Rules:icontgb-airtribe: :icontgb-earthtribe: :icontgb-firetribe: :icontgb-watertribe: :icontgb-shadowtribe: :icontgb-lighttribe:[*] Rules1 year ago in Personal More Like This
R u l e s
G e n e r a l R u l e s
1. Please keep drama at a minimum. Keep personal fights out of the group, and prevent unnecessary quarrels.
2. Do not spam the group.
3. All notes concerning the group must be sent directly to the group; do not send any notes to staff or members.
4. Breaking rules will result in a warning. Strikes will be assigned for multiple infractions. After three strikes, you will be kicked from the group. Appeals for rejoining will be taken by a case-by-case basis.
5. If you are kicked from the group due to inactivity, you must wait four months before attempting to re-apply (this includes sponsorships). If you leave the group of your own volition, we ask that you wait two months before re-applying: if you leave repeatedly, this waiting period will extend by two months.
: 6. If you are taking a hiatus f
[*] Powers:icontgb-airtribe: :icontgb-earthtribe: :icontgb-firetribe: :icontgb-watertribe: :icontgb-shadowtribe: :icontgb-lighttribe:[*] Powers1 year ago in Personal More Like This
P o w e r s
P r i m a r y & S e c o n d a r y
There are two kinds of powers; Primary and Secondary. Each tribe as a primary or a secondary ability that is aligned to the element of their tribe. Each cat is only primary or secondary; only the leader can access both the primary and secondary skill sets. A cat's skill set is chosen by the Spirits for them.
The primary and secondary abilities in each tribe are as follows:
S o u l b o n d i n g
[*] Stages:icontgb-airtribe: :icontgb-earthtribe: :icontgb-firetribe: :icontgb-watertribe: :icontgb-shadowtribe: :icontgb-lighttribe:[*] Stages1 year ago in Personal More Like This
S t a g e s
R a n k s
Kitten: 0 - 6 moons
Apprentice: 6 moons - 1 season cycle (12 moons)
Adolescent: 1 season cycle - 1.5 season cycles (18 moons)
Adult: 1.5 season cycles +
Elder: 10 season cycles
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Kittens are born without their tattoo. Their parents give them a temporary name, known as a kit-name. The kitten lives with its mother in her tribe until the Ceremony of Light. The Ceremony of Light takes place when the litter is 6 moons old.
At the Ceremony of Light, the kitten will be given its tattoo, and its true name, by its Spirit. The newly-appointed apprentice will go with its tribe; it is very possible that the apprentice will be chosen by a Spirit different than the one of the tribe it was born in. It is the appr
[*] Key:icontgb-airtribe: :icontgb-earthtribe: :icontgb-firetribe: :icontgb-watertribe: :icontgb-shadowtribe: :icontgb-lighttribe:[*] Key1 year ago in Personal More Like This
K e y
(Note: Everything underlined in this journal is a link. Click on it!)
Chapter 1: The Second Great War
Alliance vs. Rebellion
The Final Battle
The End of The War
A Change of Air
The End of a Reign
Chapter 2: Changes
Meeting of the Dark Moon
Chapter 3: The Caimans
Water Spirit's Choice
[*] Points:icontgb-airtribe: :icontgb-earthtribe: :icontgb-firetribe: :icontgb-watertribe: :icontgb-shadowtribe: :icontgb-lighttribe:[*] Points1 year ago in Personal More Like This
P o i n t s
L e v e l s
Each tribe has a level counter, found on the front page. For every level your tribe gains, the cats of that tribe will earn one additional skill from their skill set. (As mentioned in the Stages journal, apprentices cannot access these additional skills until they become an adult.)
The tribes level up with multiples of 200.
G r a d u a t i n g
Submissions count towards an apprentice's development in their profession.
In order to have your character graduate at adolescence (12 moons) you must submit five submissions (art, writing, or roleplay) to the group.
To have your character graduate at adulthood (18 moons) you must contribute three submissions (art, writing, or roleplay) to the group.
If you have contributed more than the required numbe
[*] The Story of Nandryx & The Spirit CodeA long, long time ago, when the land of Nandryx was still ruled by the Spirits of Earth, Fire, Air, Water, Light and Shadow, a young kitten was born.[*] The Story of Nandryx & The Spirit Code1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It was usual for newborn kittens to be born blind, without a power or a tattoo which signed its power, but after six moons, at the Ceremony of Light, at which each kit was to obtain its power, the kit still was powerless.
It had no tattoo, no colour, no power, no tribe.
The six tribes were shocked as the kit seemed to belong to no tribe and it was decided that the kit should end up as a sacrifice to please the spirits.
On the night of the offering, the Night of the Dark Moon, as the Spirits descended to join the side of their tribe leaders, the most unbelievable thing happened.
Instead of killing the frightened kit, the Spirits approached the little fur ball and touched noses with him, welcoming him, the butterfly in their middle.
He was blessed with
the Speed of the Air Spirit
the Fierceness of the Fire Spirit
the Strength of the Earth S
[*] Relationships:icontgb-airtribe: :icontgb-earthtribe: :icontgb-firetribe: :icontgb-watertribe: :icontgb-shadowtribe: :icontgb-lighttribe:[*] Relationships1 year ago in Personal More Like This
R e l a t i o n s h i p s
G u i d e l i n e s
While we understand that relationships do not always follow a set process or routine, we have also decided on reasonable parameters for the sake of the functionality of the group. Exceptions may be made on some rules under certain circumstances, but not everyone who asks will be approved if they request one.
1) Both cats must be at least 18 moons old (adults) in order to become official mates and before requesting a roll for kittens. Both cats must be at least 21 moons old in order to request an accidental litter.
2) Both characters must have been in the group for 3 months (real-time) before taking on a mate or having kittens.
3) When mates have four or more kittens, at least one kitten must be given to a non-member. The non-member must fill out a full application for the
[*] News1/4/15[*] News2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:icontoadfoal::iconsaysplz: This update is about exiles regaining their powers!
I'll fill you in on the details of what exactly it means.
* Exiles and loners now have colored tattoos (you're not required to update your references though)
* Exiles and loners who have never been in the tribes only have the default skills, regardless of age, which is 2
* Exiles who left their assigned tribe will regain the skills they had while they were in their tribe, but no more (they will not gain skills from aging up or from any tribe leveling up)
Also if your cats are exiles from Air-Tribe or Shadow-Tribe they may now return to their tribes without repercussion (punishment). They should be encouraged to do so because these tribes still need active mentors for new members (kits).
That's all for now, thanks!
:icontoadfoal::iconsaysplz: The moment you've all been waiting for has come!
Members are now welcome to send in new character applications! Please remember the time restrictions wh
[EVERYONE] Trimonthly Opening! - INACTIVE:icontgb-airtribe: :icontgb-earthtribe: :icontgb-firetribe: :icontgb-watertribe: :icontgb-shadowtribe: :icontgb-lighttribe:[EVERYONE] Trimonthly Opening! - INACTIVE11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to TGB's Seventh Trimonthly Opening!
Hello everyone! Thank you for sending in your applications. We are now closed!
We will begin going over applications shortly. Thank you ahead of time for your patience!
Just a friendly message from the team that you have less than 24 hours to get your applications completed and submitted.
Remember that we do not begin judging until after the group closes at 11:59 PM EST.
So if you have any last minute editing to do on already submitted applications, do it now!
Don't forget to fill in those histories and personalities! And remember, if you're stumped on length and info, check out the current applications in the Tribe Members gallery.
Remember to read over this journ
[*] Seasons:icontgb-airtribe: :icontgb-earthtribe: :icontgb-firetribe: :icontgb-watertribe: :icontgb-shadowtribe: :icontgb-lighttribe:[*] Seasons1 year ago in Personal More Like This
S e a s o n s
R e a l L i f e
Seasons are referred to frequently as a passage of time. In-game (for the characters), a season is three months. Three months for four seasons equals twelve months, which is a full year. Here at The-Golden-Butterfly, time in-game is not the same as real-time (time in real life).
Two months in real-time is the equivalent of one season in-game. Therefore, three months in-game are the equivalent of two months in real-time.
We do this because real life can be fairly slow, and a lot of things in the game depend on the passage of time.
I n G a m e
As mentioned above, seasons are three months in-game. The seasons go from spring to summer to autumn to winter to spring, and repeat.
Information on age progression with this rule can be found here in the
[ Shadow-Tribe ] Skill Trees:icontgb-shadowtribe:[ Shadow-Tribe ] Skill Trees4 years ago in Personal More Like This
S H A D O W
Seeing In The Dark
You can see even in the darkest places like it is bright as day!
By using shadows to engulf your paws you can sneak around silently!
Shadows Around Me 1
You can control small shadows that are located around you to change shapes.
Disappearing In The Shadows
You can hide yourself by merging yourself with a shadow. NOT MOVING along with a shadow.
Shadows Around Me 2
You can control medium sized shadows that are located around you to change shapes.
Shadows Around Me 3
You can control big sized shadows that are located around you to change shapes.
Walking Through Shadows 1
You can "teleport" yourself over small distances using shadows