The Stat System

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The Stat System is OPEN with the following limits:

You may post a maximum 3 comments a week, with a maximum of 12 comments per month, per user. If your limit is reached, your comment will be declined and you must repost the following week.

[ Stat Tracker How-ToEB Foal Prompts | Stat Rank Up Chain | 2018 - 2019 Stat System Updates ]

  • Stat Tracker How-To
    • This is a guide on how to set up a group approved Stat Tracker.
  • Equus Ballator Foal Prompts
    • If you have a foal with inherited stats in it's breeding note, it will need to complete two of these prompts to unlock those stats.
  • Stat Rank Up Chain
    • Please click this link to have your Ballator's stats confirmed.
  • 2018 - 2019 Stat System Updates
    • All updates for The Stat System prior to the The Monthly Newsletter are recorded here. Please check out The Monthly Newsletter for additional System Updates.


Below is the acceptable rubric for your inherited stats. Please do not alter the rubric in any way. Attack Strength and Experience must be listed on your rubric, even if they are 0.
  • Gaits: 0
  • Dressage: 0
  • Jumping: 0
  • Intelligence: 0
  • Stamina: 0
  • Speed: 0
  • Strength: 0
  • Experience: 0 **
  • Attack Strength: 0 **

**Experience and Attack Strength are only attainable through special events and cannot be inherited**

Each horse will have a set of areas in which stats can be placed. 
You get to choose where stats are distributed, unless specified by items or quests. 
These stats are used in competitions and fights to determine winners based on combinations required to perform well. 
You must place your stats into this tracker in order for them to be confirmed. 
The sum of all stats in the rubric MUST equal the total stats you have achieved. 


For old group horses or those with odd decimal values in their stats (i.e. 10.75), use this calculator: SINGLE HORSE CALCULATOR to round out values. Only .5 and .0 values are accepted now!
For determining how much a foal inherits from their parents, use this calculator: FOAL STAT CALCULATOR.
foals will receive HALF the stats from the sire and HALF the stats from the dam in all categories except for Experience and Attack Strength


There are many ways to earn stats within the Equus Ballator group. Below you will find the stat breakdowns for different types of artwork and literature. The stat count for any piece of artwork or literature must be listed to be accepted into the group. This allows the admins to verify the correct stat count.

The stats you can earn from any artwork or literature may go into any category EXCEPT for Experience and Attack Strength. Experience and Attack Strength stats are won in competitions and shows or can sometimes be awarded with special items or quests.

If you ever have any questions about the stat system and how it is counted, please feel free to ask the admins and they will be glad to help.


You can acquire stats with your own drawings or drawings that other people have done.

All art must be colored. (Grayscale drawings can fall under this, as long as its "shaded" and not plain lineart. Horse's coats must be depicted in greyscale art.)
All artwork must be original. Re-useable lineart does not count for stats and will not often be allowed in group activities.

  • DA pixel Icon: +1 point
  • Chibi: +1 point fullbody. +.5 for headshot
  • Headshot: (less than 49% of body showing): +1 points
  • Full body/Half Body: (half body must include at least neck, shoulder and portion of barrel): +3 points ** companion bonuses only count for this full body/half body 
  • Shading: +1 point fullbody. +.5 for headshot. 
    • Does not stack. Only applies to an image once, not per object shaded. 
    • Must show effort. You cannot, for example, have only two legs/half the horse shaded unless the light source allows. 
    • Acceptable/Unacceptable shading examples: SHADING EXAMPLES
  • Simple BG: +2 points 
        * Flat coloured, no shading
        * Solid colors, patterns, and stock photographs do not gain simple background stats. Small backgrounds within borders will be counted as simple. 
  • Detailed BG: +3 points 
        * Has shading. Entire background must be shaded to count, not just parts of it. 
  • Tack: +2 per full-set of tack, +1 for one piece.  
        * Stacks for all images except Stat Grids. For non-stat grid images, tack stat applies per character wearing tack.
  • Every extra character: +2 points for fullbody; +1 for headshots; +.5 for Chibis. "Extra Character" can refer to another horse, animal, or handler/human.
  • Photomanipulation: +5 points
  • Collaborations: Count normally. Stat cap of 50.



**All stat grids uploaded after August 1st 2018 will have a cap of 300 Stats Total**

Stat grids are any image with multiple backgrounds and/or panels in one submission, including Sequential Art (Comics).

  • Each Headshot: +1
  • Each Fullbody: +3
  • Each Chibi Fullbody: +1
  • Each Different Background: +2
  • Literature may only be applied to Sequential Art (Comics).
    • Literature stats will be the same as mentioned below in the Literature Section.
  • Shading: +1 for the entire image
    • No Companion or Tack bonuses apply to Stat Grids.
    • There is a cap of 300 Total Stats on all Stat Grids



Animations have a base stat (simple or complex) and element stats. These are not 'per frame'. Base for the picture (the 'base' on which the animation runs) + base for extra characters/shading, etc + base for it being animated = the total stat count. 
  • Base for Animations:
    • Complex: +10 stat (3+ characters, hand drawn running frames, changes in shape per object, etc)
    • Simple: +5 stat (1-2 characters, blinking, static things moving across page, etc)  
All other stats count as normal (bg, shading, etc.). Extra characters that are moving gain an extra stat: Simple movements such as blinking, moving one leg, etc are +1 per extra. Complex such as running, jumping, etc, are +2. Static extra characters are the normal +2. (For example, if your extra character was blinking, it would add +3.)

Example: Fullbody with simple background and 3 characters running would be:
Fullbody +3, Extra characters, complex +8, Simple BG +2, Complex animation +10
TOTAL: 23 stats

Example: Headshot with complex background and simple animation:
Headshot +1, complex BG +3, simple animation +5
TOTAL: 9 stats

Example: Fullbody gallop animation of horse chasing prey with moving background:
Fullbody +3, Extra Character (complex) +4, complex background +3, Complex animation +10
TOTAL: 20 stats

Stat Grid Example: A 10 square stat grid with shaded headshots and backgrounds would be: 
10 headshots (x1) + 10 backgrounds (x2) + shading (1)
TOTAL: 31 stats per horse 

Mixed Stat Grid Example: A 20 square stat grid with 10 full bodies and 10 headshots and half of them are shaded with backgrounds
10 fullbodies (x3) + 10 headshots (x1) + 20 backgrounds (x2) + NO SHADING (shading must be over the whole image)
TOTAL: 60 stats per horse 



Please view our guide on what will count for stats in a lit entry and what will not:

  • Every 200 Words: +1 stat. 100 words do not equal .5 stats; only multiples of 200.
  • Extra Characters: +2 for each. Only applies to characters who are an important part of the plot and/or story; must have at least a minimum of 2 paragraphs with the extra character being involved and contributing to the story. It does not apply to a brief mentioning of characters or characters stringed into the same actions.
  • - Extra characters for Roleplays may be applied to characters who are an integral part of the ENTIRE story not just a few mentions in a couple of paragraphs/posts.

    • Like Collaborations, the maximum amount of stats a single literary entry can gain is 50 stats.
    • For ROLEPLAYS, you only count for stats the words you write. This ensures that both parties are properly compensated for their work.
    • Items and Companion Bonuses may be counted for in literature if they are mentioned properly in the story see (Link to new lit guide) for proper examples. Companions must be present in a minimum of 2 paragraphs to count. Crown/Head Gear must be mentioned a minimum of 2 times to gain bonuses.


You must be able to prove placing from a journal, rosette with your horse's name and placing on it or something similar on your tracker.
  • Place 1st in any show: 5 stat points 
  • Place 2nd in any show: 4 stat points 
  • Place 3rd in any show: 3 stat points 
  • Place 4th in any show: 2 stat points 
  • Place 5th or lower in any show: 1 stat point 


You must include the following information in the description of any submission to the group:

  • Links to the reference of any Equus Ballator(s) depicted in the artwork or literature
  • A breakdown of the stats for the piece in addition to the total stats
  • Clearly identify any prompt being completed (i.e. Monthly Quest, Foal Prompt, Event Prompt)

For your convenience, if you would like you can use the following form for this information to keep it organized:
Equus Ballator(s) Depicted: (link to references)
Group Prompt(s): (if applicable)
Stat Breakdown:
Stat Total:


  • You must keep a journal or a stash file containing links to all art and the stat count of the pieces for each horse. Read about how to create a stat tracker and see examples here: How to Make a Stat Tracker
  • Use the form listed at the top of this thread to submit your stats for approval: HERE
  • Please only post one horse per comment and limit your New Rank Up comments to 10 new posts a week
  • Your rank is only approved when you are replied to with an “approved” response and the rank shield is applied to your import page. When the import is submitted, your current stat rubric will be posted too. Example Here!
  • Only these confirmed stats on import pages are passed on through breedings.
  • When stats are confirmed, please mark where you achieved the rank on your tracker with the stat total. Example Here!
  • Your Ballator must have at least 50 total stat points in order to confirm stats
  • Your Ballator must be registered with the group (have an accepted adult reference) in order to confirm stats and claim prizes.
  • Do not add artwork to your stat tracker while it is under active review by an admin as this makes it very difficult to confirm stat totals.
    • This means if an admin has asked you to make corrections to your stat tracker, make those changes but do not add any other art that alters the totals!



  • Please note that Highlord Gifts and items are not automatically equipped when they are claimed.
    • Highlord Gifts need to go through the normal application process HERE
    • Highlord Gifts must be claimed at the time of your horse's ranking up; even if you do not plan on applying them immediately, you must still claim them in order to add them in the future. You cannot claim them after your horse is past the level the gifts belong to.
    • Items are added to your bank and you can equip them to your Ballator through the Denarii Hub HERE
  • You must use the bank to get the Denarii equivalent of the item in your rank, which you can do here: Exchange Items for Denarii
    • You don't have to link a hunting tracker but you can link your stat confirmation comment as proof
  • You must state all of the prizes you wish to claim for a rank. We assume that any prizes not listed are not desired. As a courtesy, Stat Admins may ask for clarification but this is not required and it is your responsibility to claim all desired prizes.
    • For example, if you don't claim the 100 Denarii for Novice this Denarii will not be added to your inventory and cannot be claimed at a later date. 
  • Legendary Rank Stat Import claims will be limited to 3 claims a month maximum to avoid designer burnout. You are free to confirm more than 3 Legendary horses a month, but please be mindful of the claiming notes sent to the group.



  • Follow the same above process for any Ballatorss that ranked up in the old stat system (i.e. by sending in notes)
  • You get to keep all the old stat system rewards, but you will be given the rank associated with the new system
  • Breeding slots unlocked in the old system carry over into the new system.
    • For example, if you unlocked 2 breeding slots in the last system those count as the unlocked slots gained in the new 'Advanced' and 'Expert' ranks, since those are the first two tiers where extra slots are now earned.



  • If your breeding note was sent in after May 1st, 2018 your Ballator must complete 2 Monthly Quest Challenges and/or 2 Foal Prompts in order to unlock their inherited stats
    • Challenges may be from any month and completing 2 different prompts from the same month counts as 2 challenges.
    • No past monthly challenges may be used. For example, a monthly quest from April 2018 would be invalid
    • Up to 3 Ballators may complete their quests in the same image/literature piece
  • Once the challenges have been completed, follow the Ranking Up process above and include links to the completed monthly quests
  • Monthly Quest Challenges can be found on the front of the EquusBallator main page.
  • Foal Prompts can be found HERE or linked at the top of this journal.
    • You are allowed to Mix 'N Match Monthly Quests and Foal Prompts; you are able to do one from each if you desire.

Stat Rankings

Novice Level Badge by EquusBallatorSociety
Novice Rank Plaque


Achieved at 50 Stat Points

1x Bait
100 Denarii

Intermediate Level Badge by EquusBallatorSociety
Intermediate Rank Plaque


Achieved at 100 Stat Points

Your choice of: 5x Bait, or 1x Armor, or 2x Doe Decoy, or 1x Judas Horse
100 Denarii

Advanced Level Badge by EquusBallatorSociety
Advanced Rank Plaque


Achieved at 200 Stat Points

One Breeding Slot
Your choice of: 1x Hare, 1x Dog, or 1x Goat companion

100 Denarii
Aether's Gift: Hyalus OR Gemma OR 
Hannibal's Gift: Coronam Superbia

Expert Level Badge by EquusBallatorSociety
Expert Rank Plaque


Achieved at 400 Stat Points

One Breeding Slot
Your choice of: 1x geno re-roll, or 1x Iscariot, or 1x Fang Goads/Mouthguards
200 Denarii
Aether's Gift: Add or Remove 2 Hornsets OR 
Hannibal's Gift: Fumo Decidens

Elite Level Badge by EquusBallatorSociety
Elite Rank Plaque


Achieved at 650 Stat Points

One Breeding Slot
Your choice of: 2x Standard raspberry extract, or 2x mutante calvaria, or 2x Intelligence/Strength Potion, or 1x cleansing elixir 
200 Denarii
Aether's Gift: Spatium Braccus or Atherium Mutation OR Hannibal's Gift: Internum

Olympian Level Badge by EquusBallatorSociety
Olympian Rank Plaque


Achieved at 900 Stat Points

One Breeding Slot
One Mythical Companion
Your choice of: 1x Bloodlust/Battlecry, or 1x Skinchanger, or 2x Armor, or 1x Hunting Package, or 1x EBS/UPFA package
200 Denarii
Aether's Gift: Benedicto Varitate OR Hannibal's Gift: Igne Comas

Royal Level Badge by EquusBallatorSociety
Royal Rank Plaque


Achieved at 1200 Stat Points

One Breeding Slot
Your choice of: 1x Premium raspberry extract, or 1x Fertilitea, or 1x Forbidden Love, or 1x Nebula Stone
Your choice of: 1x Cat or 1x Bat companion

200 Denarii

Incarnate Level Badge by EquusBallatorSociety
Incarnate Rank Plaque


Achieved at 1500 Stat Points

One Breeding Slot
1x Custom companion token
200 Denarii
Highlord Gift: Cornelius in stellis via Hannibal

Legendary Level Badge by EquusBallatorSociety
Legendary Rank Plaque


Achieved at 1800 Stat Points

Three Breeding Slots
Your choice of: 1x Custom Full Import with a non-dominant rare mutation
or 1x  Custom Full Import without the rare mutation
Your choice of 1 shop item
(Please check to see if item may be claimed)
1000 Denarii

*Full import with a non dominate rare mutation includes any nZe, nWyrm, nPoe, white/black horns, albino, chimera, or mane mutation import. This is only achievable once per player. Subsequent horses will receive the 1 full custom import without any rare mutations. 
Half Customs imports are full customs with half traits. View the flat rate document for full custom info.

Please do not send in more than 3 (three) import requests a month (per member).

** Highlord Gifts must be claimed via The Highlord Meetingplace - link the plaque comment showing your confirmed rank.


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jasmine-falling's avatar

for literature stats to apply, can I post to my stash, or do I have to publish all of it?