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Rite of Fortitude

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 29, 2014, 12:31 PM



This is the second of three rites in the Rites of Fertility, which you must pass in order to breed your Tokota. This event will be judged regularly as the moderators schedule allows. Rules and judging rubric can be found on the main Rites of Fertility page.

This test offers a wide array of artistic liberties. Amongst these, you are free to draw your Tokota crossing rivers, traveling across mountain passes, crossing snowy fields, swimming across vast ocean crossings etc. Often those who are less experienced with the wilderness will stick together in a group.



Prompts



Option One


Your tokota will journey across 350 miles on a variety of paths which will take them across different terrain ranging from boreal forest, to tundra, to diving in the arctic oceans, to flower filled fields, treacherous rocky mountains or navigating their way through dark, crystal filled caves. Large Inukshuk statues will be littered about the chosen path to help your tokota. Your tokota will have 5 days to complete the journey on whichever path they choose.

Option Two


Your tokota must travel to three potentially dangerous location in Tokotna to collect a flag. The three locations may be visited in any order over 5 days and the journey may be completed via whichever path they choose.

Option Three


Your tokota must spend one week in the wild, surviving by their own means without any interference or assistance from a handler except in grave circumstances.





Stuck?


Struggling to come up with ideas for the Rite of Fortitude? Here are some ideas you can use!
  • Swimming across the arctic ocean
  • Making your way through a dark, crystal covered cave
  • Trekking through a thick, boreal forest
  • A totally flat, desolate tundra with little grass that even the caribou ignore
  • Rolling about in a flower filled field, reminiscent of spring
  • Sliding down a snowy side of a mountain
  • The aurora beaming overhead as you make your way across the tundra at night
  • Featuring any of the group's Canon Locations.




FAQ


Would I be penalised for depicting my tokota making a mistake?


No!

Does this count as an exploration/other activity piece?


No, it will not be rolled for items and counts for the "rite" HP bonus rather than the activity HP bonus.

Can I have tokotas in the same picture/story complete different prompts?


No, every tokota in the image or story must be doing the same prompt.

Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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:iconanigames01:
anigames01 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2019
Are handlers allowed in prompts one and two?
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:iconfurreon:
Furreon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Handlers are always allowed unless the prompt specifically says that they aren't allowed.
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:iconanigames01:
anigames01 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2019
Ah, okay, thank you!
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:iconthegoldenwolf132:
TheGoldenWolf132 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is a companion needed for the rites? Or can my tokota do the rites on their own?
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018
Your tokota can complete it on their own but you may include a companion if you want to ;)
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:iconthegoldenwolf132:
TheGoldenWolf132 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconcrazyhorselover345:
CrazyHorseLover345 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How much has to be showing for an extra tokota (not participating in rite) to count for hp? Approx
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SapphireSquire Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
They'll need to be at least a colored headshot for depicting the tokota itself to earn any HP. The HP Calculator might be helpful if you're trying to figure out how much you need to do.
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:iconcrazyhorselover345:
CrazyHorseLover345 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. The depicted Tokota will be around the 50% mark. Haven't finished her yet so not sure yet
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:iconhawkshadow743:
Hawkshadow743 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
for Option One do we absolutely have to cover all five days in writing? XD 
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SapphireSquire Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope! ^^ You could cover 20 minutes if you wanted too.
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Hawkshadow743 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
awesome! :3  Thanks for the quick response~
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SapphireSquire Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! C:
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TheO-ddChild Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For the three flags prompt, do we need to draw all three locations where they collect the flag (basically three images)? Or is just one fine to count as the RoF?
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SapphireSquire Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Just one is needed. ^^
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DemoniczArt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you submit a rite?
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TotemSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
If you mean submit it for judging, when the group opens, you'll go to the Cycling Journals Hub > Rites of Fertility Submissions and respond to the correct thread. However, Rites are closed right now, as is most of the rest of the group. ;v;
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:iconweidenlied:
Weidenlied Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
One more question: Can I include a city as one of these "landscapes"?
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:iconsapphiresquire:
SapphireSquire Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as the tokotas are not indoors, you could have them walking through a town/city at the beginning or end of the trek, but it is meant to take place in the wilderness for the most part. I would recommend something like a small rural town or village rather than downtown Manhattan for example. ^^
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:iconweidenlied:
Weidenlied Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Would this here work, or is that still too much city...?
[RoF] Fire
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:iconsapphiresquire:
SapphireSquire Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I would accept it since it sounds like there was perhaps an incident during the rite that lead to the tokota being there. :)
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:iconweidenlied:
Weidenlied Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good - the one that comes before it has her being taken to a vet's clinic, yes.
Thanks!
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Weidenlied Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Erm, I have just one question: How, exactly, would the Inukshuk-thingies fit into the arctic ocean? Would they be on small islands or just on one shore and then again on the other...?
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TotemSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
If you'd like to depict one you can present it however you like - even in ways that wouldn't realistically be possible - but an Inukshuk isn't a required element for the rite.

-sapphire
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:iconweidenlied:
Weidenlied Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Okay, thanks!  I was just wondering because generally in a
story the tokos need some sort of reason to just go swim in
a freezing ocean^^ And the curiosity to see what these odd
statues are would probably count.
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DemonInTheAshes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Say there are two Tokos in a story; if one is asleep after the first day of their journey and the story is more focused on the other Toko, does the rite count for both?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they both need to be mentioned and involved in the prompt in order to be judged 
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DemonInTheAshes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
They'll both be mentioned, and in the beginning the sleeping Toko was involved, but I wanted to make sure they both didn't need to be the absolute focus.
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CorruptCorgi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
If wanting to apply for rites to both Tokota's they equally need to be mentioned through out the story, not just "Tokota A is asleep while Tokota B is -insert story of them doing things-". It needs to be of both of them doing things, cause if a tokota isn't mentioned enough in a literature rites submission we can't judge them and will asked to be fixed! Hope this helps =)
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DemonInTheAshes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
May I send you a note with the story in it? ;v; I really want to make sure both Tokos can be judged!
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:iconcorruptcorgi:
CorruptCorgi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
sure I can look over it if you like
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DemonInTheAshes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
I actually submitted it here, and I'm so sorry if the description comes off with attitude - it's not meant to be that way but looking at it makes me a little nervous.
demonintheashes.deviantart.com…
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:iconcorruptcorgi:
CorruptCorgi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
What two Tokotas is it for? (link them?)
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:icontheartisticserpent:
TheArtisticSerpent Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Can we submit our RoF even if our RoM isn't judged yet?
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:icontromacom:
tromacom Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Pieces are no longer judged just by being in the folder, you need to go here Rites of Fertility - February to April [OPEN] and submit all three at once using the form
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GrimWolfie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Just a question but if your doing your RoK in pencil and on white paper can you leave where you want the snow to be blank?
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:iconislua:
Islua Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be preferred if it did have some "texture" aka some grayscale/colored tints, some sense of depth to it - and it has to have enough detail elsewhere (trees, rocks, etc) to meet the requirements. 
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GrimWolfie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
Ok thanks!!
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:icondrawhingut:
Drawhingut Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
for the rites, can it can it count for multiple tokotas in one image?
I can't seem to figure that out.
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:iconteachmetolearn:
TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
  • Up to three tokotas may be present in one entry.
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DreamDrifter91 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry if this has already been asked, but, Would a dog with a 'clumsy' personality pictured stumbling/falling ect fail  the Rite of Fortitude? 
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quercifolium Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. The way you decide to depict your tokota doing the rite doesn't matter too much, as long as the picture overall adheres to the required art rules.
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DreamDrifter91 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect! :) Thanks 
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MetalWolfGemstone Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
One question! Under the "class" part of the submission, what do we put? Do we put what trait we are going for like the honor and obedient trait? Or is it Pack Leader or Prestige Breeder? And for the later is there a journal somewhere explaining those two in more detail?
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silverwolffox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student General Artist
The trait.
And there is a full journal in the group for those two. To get that you need to already be in one before submission
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MetalWolfGemstone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay! Thanks!
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:iconleggykoi:
LeggyKoi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Are deserts aloud?
I did the RoM for my toko Sage in a desert so I was wondering if it has to be different than the first.
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silverwolffox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student General Artist
I'm not an admin, but just for safety I wouldn't, as tokotas are supposed to be based in basically north canada/alaska
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MadHatterPai Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Okie, are we allowed to use the field of flower prompt if it isn't spring?
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:iconmaiise:
maiise Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist
Yep!
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