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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Would I be penalised for depicting my tokota making a mistake?
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.
Tokotna is a unique and diverse place, which is reflected in our import backgrounds. Whether your Tokota is a special holiday Tokota or one that likes to explore, what better way to show it off than the background that accompanies your Tokota. From the unique surroundings of the wild Tokotas to the heart of Tokotna itself, you will find what you are looking for here. Each set below has a specific set of rules to go with it, make sure you read them carefully before you select the perfect background for your Tokota. > Link to Import Backgrounds < Free Backgrounds Glacier Usable by: Standard Tokotas, Tokis, Dires, Akotas Requires: - HU
Design Guide: Marked
Click here to go back to the Design Guide Handbook Markings and guides belong to Tokotas (https://www.deviantart.com/tokotas) Marked nM/MM Marked is a gene that presents itself as black markings on the muzzle, around the eyes, face, ear tips, withers, legs, and tail. Depending on the parents, you can also have a swath of marked on the chest area (highlighted in blue). Marked is always black unless the dun or cream gene is present. Range Red: Normal range for marked, any Tokota can have marked here. Blue: Chest marked is hereditary. At least one tokota in the visible lineage must have chest marked in order for your pup to inherit it. * You may put this chest mark only
Design Guide: Base Coats
Click here to go back to the Design Guide HandbookMarkings and guides belong to Tokotas (https://www.deviantart.com/tokotas) Base Coats There are four unique base coats within Tokotas: tundra, tawny, brown, and black. Tundra and tawny coats are by far the most common, whereas black is the rarest. This is widely considered a factor of camouflage, as Tokotas thrive in the forested, often snow-covered land of Tokotna. It's much easier to blend into one's surroundings when your coat matches them! There are also genes which modify the base coat colors, and these are known as modifier genes: grey, lilac and cream. Grey desaturates the base coat and most markings, Lilac create
Design Guide: Accents
Click here to go back to the Design Guide Handbook Markings and guides belong to Tokotas (https://www.deviantart.com/tokotas) AccentsAA/nA Accents are lighter hard edged markings concentrated on the bottom of the Tokota along the cheeks, throat, legs, chest, belly, and tail. Accents can be concentrated only on the cheeks and tail, or can be all the way along the bottom of the animal. Accents are normally a lighter shade of the base coat, but they can be many colors as long as they're lighter than the base and natural looking. They can resemble the splash marking in horses, or similar markings in dogs. It's up to you! Maximum Range for Accents Minimum Range for AccentsThe r
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. ^^