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Journal Entry: Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:32 AM


What are Caving and Diving?


Caving and diving are subcategories of activities that can only be attempted by tokotas that have reached dominant or alpha status. Your tokotas can explore cave systems or go deep below the ocean's surface for a chance at unique rewards. Your entry will be rolled randomly for items including but not limited to: TT, prey, rare items, enhancing items, blessings (very rarely), companion animals, fossils, traits, treasure and more. As with normal activities there is no deadline; rolling will happen after you submit.



What is Dangerous Prey?


Dangerous prey is a subcategory of activities that can only be attempted by tokotas that have reached dominant or alpha status. Your tokotas can hunt some of our larger, dangerous prey such as moose and mountain lions. Your entry will be rolled randomly for pelts according to the prey you have selected to hunt. As with normal activities there is no deadline; rolling will happen after you submit.



Preparation


Create a journal. If you already have an activities journal or another similar "summary" journal for your tokota(s), you can use that instead; you may also use comments to separate activities. You can put this in sta.sh writer or have it public and it can be separated per Tokota, activity, or have them all combined in one big journal or stash document. This will be a "bank" of all your caught prey items. All you need in the content of the journal is at the very minimum a thumbnail or link to your Tokota's import sheet.

TokoTime or an admin of Tokotas will comment with the items you get if you are successful. This is your only official proof. If you delete the journal, all of your earned items will no longer be valid. Comments from anyone other than TokoTime or an admin of Tokotas are not valid.

Rules and Information


General


  • Because of the risky nature of caving and diving, only two tokotas are allowed per image.
  • Only dominant and alpha tokotas can partake.
  • You may not add tokotas to an already rolled image and have it rolled for an activity again.
  • A handler is not required but including one will grant the usual HP bonus.
  • Images are rolled 100% randomly, but enhancing items can be used to affect the odds.
  • You must list all bonuses, eg items, companions, traits, and dominant or alpha status for them to be rolled. They may not be rolled for if you do not list them.
  • It is your responsibility as the member to make clear to the admin if you have a specific comment in your tracker you want an activity result posted on - this means featuring the comment and linking to it in your tracker. It is not the admins' responsibility to search through your journal looking for a particular comment.
  • You must fill out the following information in the artist's comments:

    Import:
    Nicknames:
    Prey:
    Activity journal:
    Leasing perm:
    Relevant bonuses:
    Tribe benefits:
    Faction:
    Defects:
    Item application:




Art


  • At least 75% of the tokota must be visible in order to be valid. At least 25% of prey must be shown.
  • If you are using an overhead view the legs must be at least somewhat visible, while angle is taken into consideration a straight up or down shot will not be acceptable.
  • If the face is visible you must have some facial features present (eyes, nose, mouth)
  • You may not use silhouettes, stamps, or stick figures for your entries.
  • A semi-complex background is required (it doesn't have to be extremely fancy, but more than just ground shapes/blobs/gradients). You may not have large blank spaces where there is no color/shading/difference in tone.
  • Images must be at least 300x300 pixels in size.
  • Images must be relatively clean and it must be obvious which tokotas are pictured.
  • You must be able to tell activities apart from one another via the thumbnail.
  • Each tokota should look like an individual within the piece, not just a copy of another tokota. This applies within a single art piece and also to the rest of your gallery.
  • You may not use premade 3D models, presets or bases to create your entry.
  • Image entries will be treated as a single canvas; comic pages will be rolled as one activity. Please submit each image separately if you intend for them to be individual entries.
  • Black and white images, as well as color-palette-themed images are permitted; however, they must be sufficiently detailed and the tokota's individual markings must be discernible without difficulty. Comic-style B&W images are also allowed if they use enough variation in values to illustrate each marking.
  • Crafts are allowed, however the background can not be a plain photo with no-little manipulation. There must be either a crafted element to the photo or it must be different from the original. Remember you are not allowed to use stock when using photo backgrounds.
  • Photo manipulations are allowed, but must have a certain amount of changes made to the stock in order to qualify. (I.e. for a tundra Tokota you can't just copy and paste a white wolf into a picture of mountains.) They should be edited to properly represent the species, mane type, etc.


Literature


  • If writing literature for an activity it must be at least 1200 words and be relevant to the activity. Every tokota must be included equally to count for the activity.
  • While chapters and parts are allowed, they must have clear beginnings and ends. They may not be direct continuations of one another.
  • For split or collaborated literature role-play the parts by each user must be clearly labeled.
  • Generally a tokota must be mentioned at least 7 times throughout the piece. We're looking for the prey/fish to mentioned at least 3 times so its easy for us to judge and find.




How to Participate


There are lots of artistic liberties that can be taken in caving and diving. Remember - these tasks are for dominant tokotas only, and are generally more dangerous and difficult than average exploration activities! Background, location, style, etc are all up to you, and fantasy backgrounds are also allowed. Image must be relatively clean and colored.

Dangerous Game


Draw your tokota tracking, taking down, or bringing home their big prize. Submit to the Dangerous game folder on TokoCenter

Caving


It's exactly what it sounds like. Draw your tokota exploring any sort of cave - eerie ice formed caves, limestone caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites, etc. If you draw your tokota underwater and are intending to make it a caving entry, you must specify this in the entry information so that it is not confused with a diving entry. Submit to the caving folder on TokoCenter.

Diving


It's also exactly what it sounds like! Draw your tokota diving below the water to investigate coral reefs, underwater glaciers, sunken ships, and other exciting regions of any body of water. Entry must take place underwater or around water, about to dive.

Elementals


If you and your tokota are lucky, they will come across an elemental underground/underwater. Defeat the elemental and return with its heart to the Soul Pool in Tokotna (the bank) to receive a unique blessing. Do not, however, depict your tokota taking a heart to the pool as your entry - there is never a guarantee of finding and defeating an elemental!

Submitting


Submit to the TokoCenter group in the Diving folder, then await the admin's roll. You will receive a comment on your tracker telling you what you received! Items can be used and/or redeemed for TT (Toko Tokens) at the Trading Post, which you can use to buy benefits and boosters for your Tokotas!



FAQ


What if I sell a tokota with unredeemed prizes?


Prizes, just like the TT you can redeem them for, belong to the current owner, but may be transferred to other players with permission from the owner.

What if I commissioned someone to go caving with my tokota for me?


That's fine. Prizes go to whoever currently owns the tokota in question.

How does a spinal defect effect my Tokotas caving or diving score?


If a tokota has spinal defects, it will have a 5% increased fail rate for a dominant caving or diving activity.

How does a blindness defect effect my Tokotas Dangerous game score?


If a tokota has blindness defect, it will have a 5% increased fail rate.

If leasing a tokota do I use my tribe and totem bonuses or the owners bonuses?


If you are getting the items from the activity you may only use your bonuses. If they are getting the items, you may use their bonuses.

Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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:iconmystic-breakthrough:
Mystic-Breakthrough Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Can dangerous prey or primal hunting injure a tokota with hardy?
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:iconaaydensmith:
AaydenSmith Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018
There isn't risk of injury in dangerous game/primal hunting. So hardy is not used/needed for these activities. c:
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:iconmystic-breakthrough:
Mystic-Breakthrough Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Gotcha! I think I remember hearing that tokos could be injured during the summer event primal hunting and figured I'd better make sure! So does this mean tokotas with hardy can't be injured at all then?
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:iconaaydensmith:
AaydenSmith Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018
Yep, there was a chance of injury in the summer event and hardy was used then - but when it switched over to being a part of dangerous game that risk was removed - so even tokotas without hardy aren't at risk in those hunting activities. Hardy is used in random events where injury are possible.
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:iconmystic-breakthrough:
Mystic-Breakthrough Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Ohh ok! Thank you so much for the info! c:
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Shangry-Ia Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017
For dangerous game - can I use max 2 or max 3 Tokotas?
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:iconislua:
Islua Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Two normally, 3 with popular.
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:iconweidenlied:
Weidenlied Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Erm... So, do we need two tokos per entry for caving and diving, or is that just the max?
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:iconteachmetolearn:
TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
That's just the max. You can have just one 
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:icondemonintheashes:
DemonInTheAshes Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
What should we put for the 'prey' section of the form if we're caving? What is 'item application'?
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:iconteachmetolearn:
TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
you don't have to include that line if you are not hunting. Item application is for items that will be consumed for the roll, such as bait or puppy chow.
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DemonInTheAshes Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Alright, thank you! ;v;
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:iconzincwolf:
Zincwolf Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2017   Traditional Artist
How do you lease a Tokota, or make a journal for it? I can't find the form for it anywhere
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:icontotemspirit:
TotemSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
The group neither encourages nor polices leasing. It'd be up to you to make a journal.
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:iconzincwolf:
Zincwolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017   Traditional Artist
I more meant how do I go about making  a journal for it, like if there were rules or form or something. But its okay, my friends managed to help me make one ^^
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:icontiitea:
Tiitea Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Question,
If some one is doing Activity rolls for payment should they still put a leasing permit in? since the person im doing it for hasnt added a leasing permit in
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:iconteachmetolearn:
TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
if they don't have a lease permit, you don't need to add it
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:iconhildemar:
hildemar Featured By Owner May 29, 2017
If a person doing activity rolls for payment puts in the wrong form, and it gets rolled, as in none of the perks associated with my tokota are listed, am I pretty much outta luck, or is there a chance for a corrections roll if they put in, say, exploring tack instead of caving items? Is it one of those cases that it's my own fault and I should have paid closer attention?
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:icontromacom:
tromacom Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you're out of luck in those cases, as we don't reroll when owners themselves miss out items/perks, but you could always note the group to confirm
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:iconhildemar:
hildemar Featured By Owner May 29, 2017
*nods* Understandable, thank you. I'm pretty  sure I know the ultimate answer there, and you admins already have too much on your plates to be dealing with trivial things like that. I'll just have to remember to be a little more vigilant. x,x
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moonlightwalk Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any benefit in particular to hunting dangerous game or are they just a change of prey? Do you get more pelts than regular for example? 
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:iconteachmetolearn:
TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The pelts have a different value than other prey items
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:iconmoonlightwalk:
moonlightwalk Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
They don't seem to have much different values from say a bear though (which is avaiable year round). So there's no particular advantage then for hunting them? Just a change of prey?
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:iconchamodilearpg:
ChamodileARPG Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is dangerous game open? :O
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:iconislua:
Islua Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes!
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:iconchamodilearpg:
ChamodileARPG Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe I missed it - but which prey do we draw for that then?  And is it just normal prizes like pelts/horns etc.?
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:iconislua:
Islua Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You can draw cougars or moose. They only have pelts for rewards. 
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:iconchamodilearpg:
ChamodileARPG Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to know! c:
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:iconarmidillio:
Armidillio Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Would it be possible to have an image where one tokota is diving and another is fishing and be able to roll for both the different activities?
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:iconislua:
Islua Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Afraid not. One image = one activity. 
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:iconarmidillio:
Armidillio Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes sense, thank you
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:iconhyaenida:
hyaenida Featured By Owner Edited Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a questions regarding caving:

would it count as a caving picture if I draw my tokotas exploring/entering a ruined building like an abandoned temple, overgrown skyscraper, post apocalyptic city or something along the lines?

sorry if this has been asked before!
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:icontree-kangaroo:
tree-kangaroo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
Unfortunately that wouldn't count; caving is referring to the activity of exploring caves and caverns, also known as "spelunking". Buildings wouldn't count for it.
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:iconarmidillio:
Armidillio Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Quick question: would a front on Toko showing their head, chest, all four legs and their hips count as 80% shown? Or would it be more 50% and have to be edited?
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:iconteachmetolearn:
TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
We take perspective into account. So yes
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:iconarmidillio:
Armidillio Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
/yes it's okay or yes it needs to be edited?
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:iconteachmetolearn:
TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
yes its fine
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:iconarmidillio:
Armidillio Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thank you!!
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blue-ewe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
I have a question...Only 2 tokotas can be rolled in a caving image, but can I add other tokotas who don't get rolled, to an image? :)
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:icontromacom:
tromacom Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes you may
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AlyshaAbandomations Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
ummmmmmmmm I may of acidentl;y put 4 tokotas in 2 caving images.............. umm is there anyway.. um that the other 2 can be rolled for exploration or somthing........... ?
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:iconlittlekhajiit:
An image can only be rolled for one activity. If it hasn't been rolled yet, you could take the image out of
the group and resubmit as an explore instead, and all four tokotas would be rolled. If it has been rolled for
two of them already, the image cannot be rolled again.
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Crissiesaurus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a chart or list of dangerous game available to hunt? 
I can't seem to find it in the previous journals or in any of the activity journals?
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:iconquercifolium:
quercifolium Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you check the hunting price list, the game available is listed: Price List: Hunting :) At the moment it is just Moose and Mountain Lion.
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:iconcrissiesaurus:
Crissiesaurus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
oh hey look at that, the one place i didn't think to look :dummy:

Thanks so much! :heart:
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SolarXolverite Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Dangerous game? Will it hurt the Tokotas?
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:iconteachmetolearn:
TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
No, it's a Dom/alpha only activity 
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:iconsolarxolverite:
SolarXolverite Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Oh okay. I got a leader whom asked if they could use my toko and I got worried due to saying dangerous. 
But Thanks for letting me know <3
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Sephasaur Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MorganLeslee 

There is an error on this page.

"Draw your tokota traking, taking down, or bringing home their big prize. Submit to the Dangerous game folder on TokoCenter."

Tracking is misspelled.
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:iconislua:
Islua Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Fixed.
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