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Canon Locations in Tokotna

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 16, 2016, 9:12 AM





Aippaq's Garden




Aippaq's Garden, named after the tokota god worshiped by the locals, is a beautiful stretch of endless flowers in a valley located on the other side of The Mountain of Qrivyx. The garden is surrounded by mountains, rough terrain, and plentiful trees, making it hard to find.

Learn More | Submitted by DogloverSasha


Aippaq's Mirror




In the westernmost regions of Tokotna is a mountain-ringed expanse of shallow, frozen water.  During the day the sun melts the surface enough that there is always a thin sheet of water over the ice, but during the bitterly cold nights it once again freezes over, keeping the surface impossibly smooth and reflective.  No living creatures call the mirror home, making it a place of quiet solitude, wonder, and, of course, reflection.

Learn More | Submitted by mod2amaryllis


Akycha's Gate



Akycha's Gate has been active for only sixty or so years; elders of the region can remember a time when it was not lit. But even before the fire began, Akycha's Gate was known as a place of strange happenings. Oracles were rumored to prophecy best within the cave; the natives had no knowledge of natural gas, and luckily never brought fire close to the cave, preferring to travel by moon- and starlight as the ancestors had done before them.

Learn More | Submitted by SeaCrest-Star


Anirniit Valley




Anirniit Valley, also known as the valley of Souls, looks for your average passerby like nothing special. It's rather open, only the edges of the valley being covered by the forests that creep further up the mountain's sides. The valley itself is covered in grass, in the winter in snow, and in the center of it lays a small lake. Contrary to it's looks though, the valley is important, it's grounds being a resting place of victims of untimely deaths.

Learn More | Submitted by Lunatuh


Aqtuquaq Forest




A massive, mostly conifer forest,with very little break in the treeline, and thick moss covering the ground whenever the snow is, miraculously, absent-- located near the base, and half up one of the beautiful mountains.

Near to the dead center of the forest, is a huge lake (Nicknamed the Dreaming Waters)-- the water cold, and incredibly clear. It is near-pure, coming straight off the mountain, from a rushing waterfall hundreds of feet high. At night, if one is to look into the lake, it's said that you see straight into the realm of dreams-- and, that if you aren't careful, you won't be able to find your way out again.

Learn More | Submitted by ciarwitch


Black Pine Country




Black Pine Country lies in the Southeast and is possibly the least friendly place around. Residents do not tolerate the presence of tokotas in Dillinger or the surrounding area. They will take extreme measures to keep wild packs from moving in or even to keep handlers and their tame mounts out. Because of the lack of tokotas in the area prey species flourish. In hard times wild tokotas will risk the unfriendly local population in order to hunt.

Learn More | Submitted by Clockrobber


Coastal Pilitak




Falling just inside the bounds of the arctic circle, Pilitak is a harsh land composed of extremes and sharp contrasts. From tundra fields to the rocky bluffs to the frigid waters there are few friendly places to be found in the region. The tiny outpost by the sea is a sight for sore eyes, particularly for the many people who have been lost in the surrounding area.

Learn More | Submitted by Clockrobber


Coastal Tyonek




The city of Tyonek is a hub for transportation and trade on the southerly coast of Tokotna. The city is nestled among the temperate rainforests off the banks of the Banthry inlet. The waters are dotted with islands close to shore which can make navigating difficult for novice sailors. Animals are often seen swimming from shore to shore in the brackish water in search of new places to scavenge for food or look for mates depending on the season. This region of plenty supports a large human population.

Learn More | Submitted by Clockrobber


The Frost Dragons




Along the ring of fire, in the farthest northern regions, the steam from underground volcanic activity will gradually create a chimney of well-packed snow and ice around the moisture. They can vary from smaller pillars reaching only a few feet high, though there are some that are most revered reaching several stories. These take hundreds of years to form fully, and often are considered especially sacred for native tribes living nearby.

Learn More | Submitted by tsareia and Blgodwin


Iluq Forest



Iluq forest is a large and terribly expansive place packed to the brim with trees and foliage during most of the year. Hunting here is plentiful, but dangerous as such a densely packed forest can make pursuing prey difficult at best and the terrian's tendency for blind turns and sudden drops means a wrong step can go terribly, terribly wrong.

Learn More | Submitted by Storm-Blue


Innia Turik Overlook




Innia Turik Overlook, or simply, The Overlook, has long been a favorite spot of weekend campers and backpackers, especially in the summer when the river that feeds into Kesuk Bay is flowing. Named after the man who made it famous, The Overlook is beautiful in all seasons, only the most hardcore of wilderness campers will attempt to climb The Overlook during the winter.

Learn More | Submitted by RajanSilverDragon


Lake Aok Imiq




Lake Aok Imiq has the distinction of being the most northerly lake that freezes the latest into the season. This feature had proved to be a life saver for tokotas and humans alike as it allows them to gather food for winter late into the year. It has become a central location for tales of human and tokota interactions. Many consider it sacred given its extensive history.

Learn More | Submitted by Clockrobber


Maiksuk Meadow




Meaning "Bad thing! Meadow" A meadow covered by beautiful flowers and constant fog, surrounded by snow covered plains.

For some reason this place dulls your nose and senses. There is a prevalent fog cover at all times, even in the midst of a clear summer day.  The deeper you go, the more you get lost. Many other tokotas have been lost to the meadow by staying too long. Enticed by the cool temperatures in the summer, and warmth in the winter, many tokotas lay down for the night, and vanish by morning.

Learn More | Submitted by bluedrgnMethy


Nihla Village



The village known as 'Nihla' is small and isolated-- not on a plain as most are, but upon the side of a mountain. It's a small place-- though not overly so. Just enough to often escape notice. The buildings here are all made of hide-- nothing permanent, and nothing rooted, due to how they will do 'circuits' around the mountain every few weeks to months-- making sure that way, that the small population is not decimated by avalanches, or other disasters. The people here are a quiet sort-- often to the point of not even speaking to outsiders.

Learn More | Submitted by ciarwitch


Piaktok Geyser Field




Piaktok geyser field is a very old and well known phenomenon. Near active volcanic land, although an eruption hasn't been recorded in many centuries, there are over 100 geysers categorized in the large, flat, expansive area with 12 geysers that can be classified active each year. Seen as a popular visiting spot, it has been considered a landmark of the area and part of the spiritual past of the land. The area itself is quite warm with some sulfuric hot springs, so there are many days when Tokotas and other animals will visit for the extra heat the area provides.

Learn More | Submitted by desertfloraa


The Ridge of Elders




A mountain ridge tipped with a steep cliff right by its very end, overlooking vast expanses of snowfields below. Believed to mark the ascesion of the Great Mother unto the land of the Chosen, the mountain itself is considered a sacred landmark.

Learn More | Submitted by Seenyurr


The Spirit's Falls



The Spirit Falls are a series of massive waterfalls that have combined to form a wall of rushing water that flows down several irregular cliff faces and rocky protrusions, more than a mile wide and half a mile tall. No one has ever climbed to the top of the falls; every attempt has been thwarted by natural barricades, and it appears that it is unreachable, at least by foot. They were named because they are never frozen, not even in the deepest winter.

Learn More | Submitted by SeaCrest-Star


Starfall Expanse




The Starfall Expanse was created several hundred years ago when a meteor combusted 2 to 5 miles above the surface of the earth. The explosion flattened over two hundred square miles of forest habitat. The debris from the celestial object has soured the earth and preserved its destruction through near instantaneous petrification.  While it can be used to cut down travel time significantly to certain destinations it is strongly cautioned against.

Learn More | Submitted by Clockrobber


The Superiors




The general location has been named after the small range at the heart of the region. The area is known for being picturesque year round. People and tokotas alike flock to the forest and mountains for the plethora of activities offered.  

Learn More | Submitted by Clockrobber


Taniya Mountains



The Taniya mountains are a huge and daunting quartet of upwarped mountains, each thousands of feet high, with many caverns, tunnels, and flattened areas upon their surfaces. This place is not where those faint of heart go to travel, though the rewards for doing so can be great.

Learn More | Submitted by ciarwitch


Tartok Foothills



The Tartok Foothills can be found surrounding the entirety of the Tartok Mountains. Unlike their center, they aren't quite as harsh on those that choose to live in them. Prey is more plentiful in the form of small mammals, but bears are also known to walk the hills, and in summer moose will bring their calves up to graze.

Learn More | Submitted by Rosae-Aurelia


Tokotna Research Center




The research center is located by the Kesuk Bay (near the Yakone pack territory) with a secondary outpost at the summit of Tartok Mountains. The the main center is devoted to the study of Tokotas and their ancestors. They advise tourists, enlist help from visiting and local tokota trainers, and keep a watchful eye out on the population and its health.

Learn More | Submitted by bluedrgnMethy


Verinant Valley




The entrance is an old bear cave with bones and skull to match animals and people alike. Once you make it past the caverns, there is a large area with a river and a vast forest. If you manage to explore the area without getting caught, there is a small cabin on the top of a ledge with a old barn sitting far off to it's right. The cabin still looks in use and seems to hardly be able to stay up.

Learn More | Submitted by Onykssaifavild


The West River



The west river is a vast river that spans from the Tarkot Mountains to the Kesuk Bay where it meets the ocean and joins the sea. Different pieces of the river have different meanings and lore.

Learn More | Submitted by Rosae-Aurelia


The White Forest




Said to be the place that hides the Soul Pool, whether the soul Pool is inside the forest or simply guarded by it no one knows. The White Forest, as simple as the name is not many wish to go inside this forest alone, let alone tempt fate by angering whatever guards it.

Learn More | Submitted by okami02


The Wandering Mines



Not actually abandoned mines, but in fact a series of deep and extensive cave systems, the Wandering Mines are well known for being a place where no Tokota should enter unprepared. Despite their notoriety, they are rather difficult to find. Most Tokotas who have explored them (and managed to come back alive) stumbled on them completely by accident. The entrances to the caves are covered in dense forest undergrowth, so falling into these holes can be quite easy.

Once inside the Mines, the walls of thick limestone and dolomite seem to swallow up all light from the outside. Once you are out of sight of the entrances - the only places where light can reach the caves - you are plunged into complete darkness. The chambers of the cave vary in size from too small for a Toki, to larger than a castle. The tunnels between them go for miles and miles, so much so that the Mines have still not been completely mapped, despite countless expeditions to do so.

The deeper one goes into the Mines, the more treacherous they become. They are made of such soft material that it is common for people to be crushed by falling rocks. This also means that the layout of the Mines is ever changing. A chamber may be open one day, and then blocked off the next after a rock fall. Similarly, new chambers seem to open up all the time.

In the deepest chambers, water flows. However, this water is murky and not good to drink, so must be avoided. Some chambers are flooded, and the water can come to the height of a Tokota's shoulders. Stalagmites and stalactites are also rather common.

Learn More | Submitted by BlackFireIbex


Fae Hills



The Fae Hills are known for their dark atmosphere and pale blue glow that seems to let in no other light, including the sun. The trees among the hills are often scarce, leaving mostly vine and berries that grow along the roots for color. Some say the forest contains magic, and that they can hear the singing of spirits as they echo through the trees. However,. the Hills are best known for their random, oddly twisted trees that will appear out of nowhere. Some say that you can see one tree one day, and something different the next. These trees appear to be as lifeless as the rest of them, but oddly enough some say they they appear is such shapes at times that they could swear its watching them.

Learn More | Submitted by FantasyToArt


The Loading Dock



The Loading Dock is an old docking site that had been abandoned after only a few years after being constructed. Built before the Pilitak Outpost, the Loading Dock was meant to be a major site of transportation for Tokotna. The first winter after the dock was built was met with a frozen ocean and very harsh weather leaving the colonists to initially abandon the site until spring. Sadly, the harsh winter conditions never improved and those who lived in the area were unable to sustain their livelihoods and left the dock to nature heading south in favor of better weather for their goods transportation.  

The dock is no longer standing in the area, although there are some rusted ships still visible from shore. The other ships that were left at the Loading Dock have since sunk and are now busy marine life areas underwater. There is no beach. The cold ocean water directly touches the rocky shoreline.

Learn More | Submitted by desertfloraa

Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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TimeAbandoned Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aqtuquaq Forest's image appears broke ^u^ just me or? :O
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Pinkapplepie66 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
Psst, the Taniya Mountains "Learn more" link is broken :)
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TotemSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
We're aware! :) We can't help when people delete links from their stash, and unfortunately, we would need them to come forward with a new copy, as we don't have it saved.
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Pinkapplepie66 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
Ah okay :)
What a pity!
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Sikudhanii Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question regarding a story I’m making. It’s based in the Harry Potter world. Would it be okay if I say that Tokotna (in my story) is hidden from the non-magical and magical world via Time Scape? It basically a pocket of space created by Native Wizards in order to preserve/protect their land from being taken over. It would be hidden from the non-magical world because as I’ve read Tokota’s are a sacred animal but also the magical world because of how Wizards treat most of their bigger animals? Tokota’s are known to Wizards but only few have seen them and even less have had the chance to tame one. Nothing would be changed just how those in the Harry Potter world see them? 
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TotemSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Yep, that's fine. You're welcome to write about your tokotas however you choose.
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Sikudhanii Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. Thank you
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Quailmixalot Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are there/Will there ever be any red rocks or desert like landscapes in this world?

Such as:
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TotemSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
I won't say "never" because the Summer Event took us to new settings, but Tokotna is more of a cold and icy place. Not necessarily fit for deserts. :'>

There's currently no plan to add anything like that, but that's not to say it won't ever happen. :)

All that being said, you're welcome to draw your tokotas in such a place. It just wouldn't count for the "canon location" bonuses in rites that allow them.
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DRGNFL Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Will the new regions / areas we came across during the summer event also be added ? I'm curious to know if we can use them for Rites prompts =)
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TotemSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
It's possible? :) There hasn't been any talk of it as of yet, but that could be a neat idea. I'd suggest dropping it on the Tokotas Suggestion Box so the team can see and the idea won't get lost in other questions here.
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DRGNFL Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I've done that :D
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MommaFern Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How can someone submit a location as a canon location?
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DoktorrSketchy Featured By Owner Edited Oct 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
can we have our handlers be from these areas? And are they allowed to live in these areas? 
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tromacom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! It's up to you
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DoktorrSketchy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
And are we allowed to make up trides, and them not be offical? Like its in one of our handler/tokotas past?
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tromacom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's entirely up to you, there's a lot of freedom with story and such in the group
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DoktorrSketchy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! Thank you ;w; i didnt want to craft a backstory and such and it be against the rules
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tromacom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, handlers have a lot of free reign (and Tokotas too really)
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kagetora4ever Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aqtuquaq Forest, Nihla Village, The Ridge of Elders, Taniya Mountains, Verinant Valley 'learn more' links aren't working :(
1 does work but it has no information anymore, the rest are just deleted stash :(
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
We're aware of the issue! c:
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Onykssaifavild Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hiya! I still have the original journal for Verinant Valley up if you want to add it back in ^w^;
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeesss, thank you! I'll add it as soon as I get home later. <3
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Seenyurr Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Psst. The Ridge of Elders; I haven't deleted my stash files, so in case you wanna add the Ridge article it's still there
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aahh! Thank you so much! I'll get that added as soon as I get back to a computer! <3
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Furreon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the Aqtuquaq Forest learn more link leads to a deleted stash :(
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DrazziElder Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It'd be really great for all locations to have a visual prompt. It's hard to be sure of what they look like. Or have more than one in some cases too. 
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TaylorTypo Featured By Owner May 21, 2017
Are tribes able to use these locations in their lore/world building/events? c:
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tromacom Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course!
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TaylorTypo Featured By Owner May 22, 2017
Yay, thanks so much :heart:
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BluetheARPG Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Will you be adding images to the ones that don't have one? I think I have one that fits the description of The West River and maybe Nihla Village if you all plan to give the locations some minor updates. I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask, I already know this was a contest by Noebelle. :D
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sealle Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
Qammutiq Flats.

Am i going crazy, or is it on the map but has no information written yet?

(please forgive me if i am having a boy look 8C)
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tromacom Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't see it anywhere either so I don't think you're going crazy XD
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moonlightwalk Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it is super mega late and you might have seen it by now, they have a visual over at the wild packs info journal c:
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sealle Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
XD Im glad i am not, but it would be kinda cool to learn about it as i am kinda planning a journey rite set that should pass through it and it might be perfect for one of the images.... but alas i shall have to have a think and a rejigger of the plans <.<
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frostedtopaz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
Could we submit locations and their descriptions? As before this existed I kinda did my own thing and I've got several places that have been developed pretty thoroughly.
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SeaCrest-Star Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Not currently, no. These were from a contest held by Noebelle :)
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Tralayn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What nice locations:)
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tsareia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please update the Frost Dragons with Blgodwin as a co-contributer! Thank you :) 
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Zenitheric Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This may sound silly and may be obvious to some older members, but is this suppose to be based on Earth or in its own world? I'm mostly curious for my own story purposes.
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tromacom Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it's supposed to be based on Northern America, so Canada and Alaska and places like that, but of course you can go to other places. Overall it is based on Earth though
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Onykssaifavild Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't sure whether to make a comment or not, but Verinant Valley was shown by the images of the journal to be completely surrounded by mountains, yet on the map it isn't. I did see on the other comment that the map was made awhile ago, but it still bothers me as from what I see is there's two forests that people could go through to reach the valley when it is only accessible by tunnel within mountains that surround it, as well is it throws off the point of it's location being called a Mountain Valley when there isn't mountains all around it.
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kepperoni Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Pssst. alexpeanut Horsepoint noebelle - Not sure if there's an interest here, but I did draw up that map for Tokotna maps a long time ago, I'd be happy to fling it ya'lls way to have it put up here! Could scale it down and round out the corners a bit, make it all fancy-like.
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alexpeanut Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo sounds fun! :D Shoot me a note?
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kepperoni Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Note sent'd!
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Ace118 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
I like them all but guessing its is better to use them in groups unless an event is held some where important :D
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EpicWolfOfDarkness Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If someone ever makes a tokotas video game, it'd be cool to see these locations included in it. :-)
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