While we still want to have as many people finish their images as possible, we understand the need for more time! This is a fun challenge, and you don't lose anything if you fail to complete your image.
The deadline has been extended until December 15th
before the group will move forward, but you are welcome to submit images after that point.The Blood Moon... traditionally associated with hunting, killing, and feasting, the lore of the moon is well known to all werewolves, and the Sanguine Moon outshines them all. While werewolves are not festive or celebratory creatures by nature, it is on this one night a year that they often participate in ancient traditions - and in some cases, combine them with modern sensibilities in a deadly tangle...
Autumn, and the Hunter's Moon, have long been associated with hunting, gathering, and stockpiling before the winter cold. The Hunter's Moon itself was claimed to be so bright that it was the easiest night of the season to hunt game. In werewolf society, this night was traditionally a time of coming together as pacts and sects to form large group hunts, helping eachother prepare for the upcoming winter. It was bonding experience and, even for the Farheimnis, a time to cut loose and remember your roots.
Unfortunately, this is modern day America, and things have kind of gone to hell.
With the increased division among the sects, there is very little happy-bonding-funtime. The Belekt take the hunt to the extreme - terrorizing small towns and desolate countrysides, Belekt are careless with their exposure, and their antics range from destruction and random acts of violence to organized human-hunts. If this is the Hunter's Moon, they are the hunters - if this is the Blood Moon, then why shouldn't there be a little blood? Werewolves themselves are not free from the Belekt's madness, and weaker, fresh members of their society had better find a group to hide in for the night, lest a pack of Belekt stumble upon them.
The Farheimnis can't abide this holiday any longer. It is too dangerous, makes them too vulnerable, and those pesky Belekt wolves put everyone at risk. More sedate Farheimnis might simply get out of town, but the ancient traditions have been replaced by a new one for many: the wolf hunt. If the Belekt are going to risk everything by killing humans, why should they be allowed to get away with it? Packs of Farheimnis can often be found stalking and staking out groups of Belekt making trouble - of course, it depends on their leader whether or not they just chase them off into the illuminated night, or tirelessly run them down...
If any of the sects stick to more traditional roots, it is the Nemvarg. The celebrations in which they partake are the most varied; while some packs may stick to an organized hunt, some choose to incorporate a more modern flare, and combine it with Halloween practices. Small gatherings to feast and fight (though the fighting is largely ceremonial - very rarely does anyone get hurt) are common, with preparations made far in advance to select a field or clearing with enough time to decorate. Nemvarg who spend the night out in the woods still have to take care that their gathering is not crashed by anyone else, which would make for a sorry end to the night.
To make things worse, werewolf hunters are often out en masse - taking the hunt to a whole new extreme.Fall Challenge!
So what does all this mean to your werewolf? What does he or she choose to do on this night? For the challenge event, depict your werewolf taking part in the Hunter's Moon festivities.
You can pick any of the described scenarios above, or incorporate aspects of Halloween and the idea of "the hunt" to create your own.
This is meant to be a group event!
This means that you need to draw someone else's character from the group in your image.
It is highly recommended that you contact a few other members and work out scenes between them - especially if you plan on hunting their character! Remember, it's a time for werewolves to accomplish something together: the more, the merrier!There are no partners for this challenge.
Instead, please pick a few other members out of the signup list, below, to incorporate into your scene. This way no one feels left out if their partner can't finish their image!Signups end on November 1st.
Completed images are due by December 1st.
To sign up, please comment on this entry and you will be added to the list.Event ParticipantsFarheimnis: