Factions

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 18, 2014, 12:43 AM


"Hi friend! Beta Boon, here! This revamp of the Factions system is currently in a Beta Trial period. That means anything is subject to change after an observation period. Hold onto your hats, here we go!

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Factions represent different focuses with in the world of Tokotna. When joining Tokotas, you have a choice to join one of the below factions. Every faction has a specific focus with benefits for those areas. Regardless of which faction you choose, you may still participate in any discipline or type of show with your tokota and rider.

You may choose to stay neutral and not join a faction. However, this does not bestow any benefits. Additionally, for certain tasks such as the Rites of Fertility, you must choose either path to temporarily take for your award, (e.g. you are neutral, but decide to finish your Rites of Fertility with Rite of Strength)

Factions compete against each other to collect Faction Points and win the quarterly competition to become the season's Dominant Faction. More information regarding this can be found at the below link:


How to Join a Faction




Remember


  • You may only change your faction twice a year. Your faction switch count resets on the 1st of January each year.
  • Your faction is anchored to your dA name. Feel free to create any characters you may want, but they will not affect the faction bonuses you receive.






Pack Leader


Pack Leaders are known to be one of the stronger and most enduring factions in Tokotna. They tend to live simple lives as farmers, herders, or other practical professions. This does not mean their expectations in life are low. Instead they thrive in pushing their Tokotas to be the best at whatever task they breed for especially ones that benefit the handler and Tokota. The bond between them and their Tokotas is built on trust in the other to pull their weight.

Primary Focus: Activities, Hierarchy/Rites
Secondary Focus: Random Events, Shrine

Benefits


  • 25% Chance to Find an Extra Item in Activities.
  • Small Chance to Find a Common Trait in Activities.
  • +1 Additional HP earned per Activity image.
  • Chance to reroll Common Random Events.
  • Small boost in Rarity when leaving offerings at the Aippaq Shrine.





Prestige Breeder


Prestige Breeders are known to be one of the most competitive and beautiful factions in Tokotna. They tend make their livings as breeders, groomers, and on the bloodline circuits. Competition is the bread and butter for anyone in this faction including the handlers and Tokotas. The bond between them and their Tokotas is built on the pride both are striving for perfection.

Primary Focus: Breeding, Hierarchy/Rites
Secondary Focus: Continuous Events, Design Central

Benefits


  • 3% Boost to Rare Mane pass rate in Breedings.
  • 25% Chance to roll an additional pup in Breedings.
  • Grants +25 HP to all owned Tokotas.
  • +1 additional monthly entry for Continuous Events. Stacks with other additional CE entry bonuses up to a maximum of 15 entries a month.
  • Grants x1 Free Scar Pack, Hand Paint Dye, or Small Item per New Design.





Lore Keeper


Lore Keepers are known to be the most spiritual and peaceful faction in Tokotna. They tend to be teachers, historians, and shamans for a living. They know all of the history and stories of deities throughout the land including the best ways to practice worship with their Tokotas.  The bond between them and their Tokotas is built on a collective respect for the spirits and gods of Tokotna.

Primary Focus: Hiearchy/Rites, Breeding
Secondary Focus: Shrine, Crafting

Benefits


  • Allows for +1 Additional Tokota per Rites of Fertility image and increases HP gained from Arms of Akna by +5.
  • +1 Additional HP earned per Activity image.
  • 25% Chance to roll an additional pup in Breedings.
  • Small boost in Rarity when leaving offerings at the Aippaq Shrine.
  • +5% Success rate in Crafting & allows +1 additional legendary craft attempt per recipe per month.





Knowledge Seeker


Knowledge Seekers are known to be one of the most inquisitive and educated factions in Tokotna. They tend to make a living as scientists, researchers, or academics studying the practical mysteries of the world. Projects and experiments are common occurrences when this faction pursues the answer to a new question. The bond between them and their Tokotas is built on the mutual pursuit of understanding the world around them.

Primary Focus: Breeding, Activities
Secondary Focus: Continuous Events, Bank

Benefits


  • 3% Boost to Rare Mane pass rate in Breedings.
  • Small Boost to Physical Trait, Non-Physical Trait, & Mutation pass rate in Breedings.
  • Moderate chance to find TT in Activities.
  • +1 additional monthly entry for Continuous Events. Stacks with other additional CE entry bonuses up to a maximum of 15 entries a month.
  • Receives 5% discount off Tack, Companions, Crafting Ingredients & Crafting Tools purchased through the Trading Post.





Wilderness Tracker


Wilderness Trackers are known to be one of the most adventurous and wild factions in Tokotna. They tend to make a living as explorers, hunters, or anything else that keeps them in the Tokotna Wilds. Members of this faction rarely stay in one place for long, preferring to always find out just what is beyond the next ridge. They rarely stay on the beaten track, and know the most about the untamed regions of Tokotna. The bond between them and their Tokotas is built on the companionship formed over their many journeys.

Primary Focus: Hierarchy/Rites, Activities
Secondary Focus: Crafting, Design Central

Benefits


  • Allows for +1 Additional Tokota per Rites of Fertility image and increases HP gained from Arms of Akna by +5.
  • Grants +25 HP to all owned Tokotas.
  • Small Chance to Find a Common Trait in Activities.
  • +5% Success rate in Crafting & allows +1 additional legendary craft attempt per recipe per month.
  • Grants x1 Free Scar Pack, Hand Paint Dye, or Small Item per New Design.





Token Broker


Token Brokers are known to be one of the most industrious and wealthy factions in Tokotna. They tend to make a living as merchants, bankers, or the more wild as treasure hunters. The spread of commerce can almost single handedly be attributed to people in this faction. Together with their Tokotas, they have stoked the growth of Tokotna's cities. The bond between them and their Tokotas is built on the drive to pursue the finer things in life.

Primary Focus: Activities, Breeding
Secondary Focus: Bank, Random Events

Benefits


  • 25% Chance to Find an Extra Item in Activities.
  • Moderate chance to find TT in Activities.
  • Small Boost to Physical Trait, Non-Physical Trait, & Mutation pass rate in Breedings.
  • Receives 5% discount off Tack, Companions, Crafting Ingredients & Crafting Tools purchased through the Trading Post.
  • Chance to reroll Common Random Events.





FAQ


Can the free Decor item be applied to an uploaded Tokota?

No, free Decor can only be applied to a new design being submitted to the Soul Pool thread in Design Central.

Does the +25 HP bonus stack with the Lamb Totem/Toko Teddy?

Yes, these HP bonuses will all stack. Please make sure to list them separately in your HP trackers however!

What Common Traits can you find in Activities?

You can find any random common Activity Trait such as Hunter, Fisher, Explorer, Caver and Diver.

Does the discount on Tack and Companions stack with the Tribe Discount/Trading Post Coupon?

Yes, these discounts can all stack together!

Does the chance for an extra pup work on Akota breedings?

No, this bonus does not apply to breedings with Akotas.

Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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GuardianARPG Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just to clarify, when submitting a design to be approved and in a faction that allows free decor, you just have to state you're in said faction to have the item applied instead of it being in the bank?

I ask because if this is the case then welp time to get to those unsubmited designs because I love me some paints!
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MarcieIIa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, that's exactly what you do (: just keep in mind it's only one of each specific item! <3
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Spicerooni Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For the +25 HP Bonus for prestigious breeders, do I just add that onto my tracker on it's own separate line?
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Furreon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Noting it in your tokotas' HP trackers is required yes. If something is not listed, then the HP counting admins will not count it.
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Spicerooni Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^.^
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Jackewa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Question: If I change my faction from PL to, lets say Lore Keeper. Do I need to remove all the +1 HP bonuses from the old art that I've already collected the years back? Cause that could be a lot of work with around 100ish Tokotas. 
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TokotasofPineRidge Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2020  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All HP changes are retroactive, so yes, you would need to update. However, any Tokotas that have been approved for any HU rites (dom or PoTA) won't need to be recounted before you submit the rites, but will need updating after that. (also you have the grace period until the 15th before it's needed)
HOWEVER, I wouldn't recommend updating all your Tokotas until after the Beta period ends, as we don't know what's going to happen down the line. Personally, I'll only be updating any that I send in for updates as & when I actually do it. Far less time consuming & stressful :D
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Ahrma Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
its not letting me join....I want to be a prestige breeder
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2019
Factions are chosen on tokotna now.

Is you tokotna account activated?

If so.. you can change your faction by selecting.. 

View my profile >> Manage Profile >> Faction ( then select your faction) >> then just hit save! 
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Ahrma Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
It is and i did. Every time i hit save it reset it.
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2019
That's a bit odd! I'll be sure to pass the issue on. But in the mean time I've set your affiliation for you. :)
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Ahrma Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thx!
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StanHoneyThief Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
In Pack Leader, it says we get +1 extra HP in any activity. Does this also include rites like AoAs, RoD...and quests? Or does this only include exploring, hunting, fishing and dom activities?
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newt-onic Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The +1 extra hp only applies to hunting, fishing, exploring, caving, etc~ It also includes tribe activities as well! You even get the bonus for breeding and healing images. As for AoAs, RoDs, and quests, you do not receive the extra +1 hp! My best advice is to use the HP Calculator as it makes counting hp an absolute breeze. I personally use this, and it helps figure out what bonuses you do and don't qualify for~ Hope this helps!
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StanHoneyThief Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, yes this helped a lot :)
I never tried HP calculator before, dunno why LOL but I have a look over it :)
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newt-onic Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!~ The HP calc really is a lifesaver !
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2019
Rites would be considered "show". What would be considered an activity can be seen here under activities. :) 
Hierarchy System

Or the HP calculator also list what is an activity. ;) 
tokotna.com/hpcalc/
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StanHoneyThief Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, oh okay, I wasn´t sure if rites are show. I mostly saw CEs as show because you can win those 3. to 1. place there.
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Cutepup Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I have resently join tokotas and didin't know how to change faction. I had choosen pack but a couple of days after that I wanted to be in breeders, I went to changed it but my intrenet chashed out and now I'm not in any faction. Is there anything you can do about this?

I know I can change twise a year but I really don't want to wait until then, I just wanted to bee breeders xD
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019
You still have your initial choice on your account. Just manage your profile and choose your faction there. You'll still have one left until next year. c:
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Cutepup Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But when I went to manage profile it wont let me chose any faction, the select thing don't show up xD
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019
Can you show me a screenshot of what you are seeing?
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Cutepup Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rhearher by Cutepup
It says that I have changed but I haven't, I don't know why it has done this xD
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TotemSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
Discrete here, apologies for the late reply (and from a different account! dA is a butt and won't let me log into my own account on my wifi).

If you did a password reset, this is a known bug and the coder has it on their list to fix. If you had not done a password reset, please note the group.

You faction is updated to Prestige Breeder!
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Cutepup Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAAHHHH THANK YOU!!!! <3 No I haven't changed the pasword resently, but thank you so much for this. I thoght I would have to wait many mounths to change this :D xD 
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xxsnowyxxx Featured By Owner Edited Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've left dA for a while and recently came back. I was a Pack Leader previously but it seems the Faction System has changed a bit and I'm not registered anymore. My profile is on the website, but I'm not sure if I need to register it since it's already there? I'm changing accounts soon as well, so would that change anything?
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
Factions can now be chosen and applied by the user! :D
For the website, please make sure you activate it. Although it's been transferred over, the user will need to activate it. ^^ 
To find out more about the site, you can find it on the monthly bank journal and here:
Tokotas New Bank Information

If you're changing accounts you'll need to first activate the account with your old account (the one the account is under)
then you can apply to change/add the new account on the site through the monthly bank journal. :)
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Shangry-Ia Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018
Is the Faction Brawl still a thing? I so would love to try and win the companion ^^'  Spirit of Competition- Neutral by TokoTime
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NorthPaws Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We haven't had a brawl in quite a while, but we may plan one some time in the future.
Those companions are pretty cool :eyebrows:
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Shangry-Ia Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
Yayyay! *keeping my eyes open* :dummy: thanks
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Wiggle16 Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I went on a pretty long hiatus from DA, but want to get back into this group. I'm not sure whether I ever joined a faction, is there any way to check this?
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TokotasofPineRidge Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Factions were re-set, so you need to re-join anyway :D
You need to sign up for our new banking system first & then you can pick via the site - comments.deviantart.com/1/7443…
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Wiggle16 Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks ^_^
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AstaraBriarart Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Question, I just had a breeding roll not work because I was not listed as a PL but I have earned fraction points before for PL and I was listed as well as I have already sent in my request months ago so it wont let me resign up so I'm kinda unsure what to do to fix it. ^^"
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Koevr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Factions reset every year, and since it's a new year, we've recently reset. ;u; You don't need to fill out the form anymore. Admins go by the faction listed on your Tokotna profile now. You'll need to select your faction on your profile, and then you'll be good to go. c:
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Shaslan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I've been trying to update my faction too, but there doesnt see to be an option on Tokotna to change it; when you click manage profile the only option available is to change your password. Any ideas as to how I can update my faction?
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Koevr Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm. That is odd. You're sure you don't see it? This is where the box sits on my profile:
gyazo.com/a0773f29d2e8b019d529…

And then the drop-down menu that comes up lets me change it. If you're for sure not seeing it though, would you mind sending me a screenshot of what you do see? If it's not there, that sounds like an issue I'll need to pass along to our coder. ;u; Or maybe something they can clarify for me.
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Shaslan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your help with that; it is there now! Either there was a bug yesterday, or I just missed it. Either way, thanks again :)
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Koevr Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! I'm glad it reappeared! Maybe the page just wasn't loaded or something. the internet is a mystery, tbh. lol c: No problem at all. <3
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AstaraBriarart Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay sounds good, I will go and do that. Thank you! :D
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chiefcreeden Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Student General Artist
Hi, I just opened tokotna and my faction was reset to not affiliated. When I tried to set it back to prestigious breeders, it would not allow me. I am currently stuck with not affiliated despite not manually changing my own faction. Is there any way I can fix this?
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foxnotch Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2018
When doing activity images for someone and their toko is PL but you're a PB, does the PL HP bonus still count to that tokota or does it only count if someone is PL and drawing their own tokota?
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TotemSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
If a person is in the PL faction, they'll receive the PL HP bonus regardless of who draws or writes the HP. c:
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BuckyB00 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Student General Artist
i changed my username from k1ng0fHell to BuckyB00
how do i get that changed on the faction?
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Lurhstaap Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Gah. How do people choose a faction when they have multiple Tokotas and thus multiple handlers? Some of them would be Prestige Breeders and some would be Pack Leaders. So I find it very difficult to choose a single overall faction to represent all of my stuff when neither faction fits everyone comfortably. I know most people have many Tokos, so how is this normally resolved? I don't think I have a preponderance of one or the other, which would make the decision much easier, alas.
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Koevr Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My handler is very PL, but I personally went with PB because the bonuses suited me/my style of play better (though PL's bonuses are very appealing these days since I'm hardcore on the HP train lately). c: So you could choose whatever suits your style of play, rather than worrying about handlers. Alternatively, you can always stay neutral. ;u; You don't have to choose a faction if you don't want to, but you can also take as much time as you need to choose if you do want to pick a side.
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Lurhstaap Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Staying neutral is appealing, on the one hand, but on the other it seems foolish to just give up on it. Both sides get great bonuses. Unfortunately I'm the sort of player who's likely to do a bit of everything, hence why I have ideas for handlers of both sides in the first place. Themewise I vibe more with PL... but I LOVE breeding games, I've played so many of them with their own websites (like Wajas or Felisfire), so PB definitely appeals to me as well. 

Alas! XD Good thing I've got time to waffle about it, I guess. Thanks for your input. :)
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Pawses Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017
i've got a new account, do I note the group for a username change on the list?
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Queen-Anarchy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Changed my Name!
i noted the group the Day i changed my name, it used to be Smokey1999 but no one got back to me on that Note, so here i am trying to fix this, so i need some help Changing it
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CH-Travels Featured By Owner Edited Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An admin mentioned that members may change their faction once per year, so I was wondering if that is true? Does it start on the first day of each new year, if it is true?
Just wondering since the journal says that members may change their faction only once, with no mention of if it's allowed to be done annually 
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