Rite of Fortitude
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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.

Option Four


In a test of your tokota's mental and emotional fortitude, they must make the harrowing trek through the White Forest. There they will find themselves tempted by offerings from the spirits. Temptations could include anything from prey to hunt, being reunited with a deceased loved one.



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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Papellia's avatar
PapelliaStudent Digital Artist
With the prompts that span over a couple of days, do we have to do multiple images depicting the prompts?
Furreon's avatar
FurreonHobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, just one image per rite.
anigames01's avatar
Are handlers allowed in prompts one and two?
Furreon's avatar
FurreonHobbyist Digital Artist
Handlers are always allowed unless the prompt specifically says that they aren't allowed.
anigames01's avatar
Ah, okay, thank you!
EternaIIyGold's avatar
EternaIIyGoldHobbyist Digital Artist
Is a companion needed for the rites? Or can my tokota do the rites on their own?
Fennarchy's avatar
Your tokota can complete it on their own but you may include a companion if you want to ;)
EternaIIyGold's avatar
EternaIIyGoldHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
CrazyHorseLover345's avatar
CrazyHorseLover345Hobbyist General Artist
How much has to be showing for an extra tokota (not participating in rite) to count for hp? Approx
SapphireSquire's avatar
SapphireSquireHobbyist 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.
CrazyHorseLover345's avatar
CrazyHorseLover345Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. The depicted Tokota will be around the 50% mark. Haven't finished her yet so not sure yet
Hawkshadow743's avatar
for Option One do we absolutely have to cover all five days in writing? XD 
SapphireSquire's avatar
SapphireSquireHobbyist General Artist
Nope! ^^ You could cover 20 minutes if you wanted too.
Hawkshadow743's avatar
awesome! :3  Thanks for the quick response~
SapphireSquire's avatar
SapphireSquireHobbyist General Artist
No problem! C:
TheO-ddChild's avatar
TheO-ddChildHobbyist 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?
SapphireSquire's avatar
SapphireSquireHobbyist General Artist
Just one is needed. ^^
DemoniczArt's avatar
DemoniczArtHobbyist General Artist
How do you submit a rite?
TotemSpirit's avatar
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;
Weidenlied's avatar
WeidenliedHobbyist Artisan Crafter
One more question: Can I include a city as one of these "landscapes"?
SapphireSquire's avatar
SapphireSquireHobbyist 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. ^^
Weidenlied's avatar
WeidenliedHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Would this here work, or is that still too much city...?
[RoF] Fire
SapphireSquire's avatar
SapphireSquireHobbyist 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. :)
Weidenlied's avatar
WeidenliedHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good - the one that comes before it has her being taken to a vet's clinic, yes.
Thanks!
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