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Rite of Knowledge

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 3, 2014, 4:33 PM



This is the third and last 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 is open to all, but is affiliated with Prestige Breeders.
(For the pack leader equivalent click here)



The Rite of Knowledge contains three choices for a prompt that can be completed in order for Prestige Breeders' tokotas to gain their Arms of Akna. The options include chasing down up to three tagged tokotas in the vast wilderness of Tokotna and bringing them back to the judges, putting your tokota on babysitting duty and caring for young tokotas, animals (or even humans!) to prove their excellent temperaments and disposition for breeding, or having your tokota prance around an arena in decorative tack showing off their best moves in a dressage show. Only one of these prompts must be completed in order to pass this rite.





Prompts



Option One

Draw or write about your tokota attempting to catch up to three (minimum: one) tagged tokotas that have gotten loose in the Tokotna wilderness. These tokotas will have tags on their ears for easier identification. The tagged tokotas can be starters, your own, or friends' tokotas.

(The tagged tokota(s) must be at least 25% visible)

Option Two

Your tokota has been put on babysitting duty! Draw or write about your tokota looking after pups, baby animals or even children and the things they get up to - this prompt is to prove your tokota's excellent temperament which is a highly sought after trait in breeding! Your tokota and its posse of young can be depicted throughout Tokotna getting up to all kinds of mischief (or trying to control the chaos).

(The chosen subject for babysitting must be at least 50% visible)

Option Three

Its time for your tokota to show off their best moves! Draw or write about your tokota prancing around the arena in a dressage competition, decorative tack and all trying to impress the judges!

(Depictions of decorative tack are not required but may help increase your effort score)



FAQ


What tokota can I draw as the tagged tokota?


You can draw whoever you like! It can be your own tokota, a friend's, or one of the starter tokotas.

What can I draw for my tokota to "babysit"?


Anything young and in need of fulltime care, i.e. tokota pup, baby animal or child, up to you! The young you decide to draw can be your own characters/tokotas, a friends or totally made up - its your choice.

My tokotas rites were completed for the previous owner who is a member of the other faction. Can I still submit the rites?


Yes! Please just make a note that the rites were done for another user on your submission comment.

My tokotas rites were in progress when I switched factions and now I have the wrong rite completed. Can I still submit the rites?


Yes! Please just make a note that the rites were in progress before you switched factions on your submission comment.

Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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Spirit5678 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
Small question

When writing about the arena, is the handler present? Because all it says is the toko and I'm wondering since in normal dressage competitions there is a rider, but yeah.....
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SapphireSquire Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome to include a handler if you would like, but the prompt doesn't require one. C: With the new judging rubric we're testing when the group opens for June including a handler will give bonus points to the score.
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Spirit5678 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
Okay thank you ^^
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gloomydeerling Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tagged Tokos are 25% how much should the Toko in question be?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
  • Tokota(s) must be full body. (At least 75% visible).
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Affyre Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017
Random question, but is shading required for the AoAs? 
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SapphireSquire Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope! ^^
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ArtemistheArtist22 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Do all tokotas need to be babysitting the same thing? I'd love to write one of them babysitting a fawn the other a wolf pup.
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SapphireSquire Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope! ^^ They could be babysitting a whole petting zoo of different baby animals if you like.
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ArtemistheArtist22 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay great thank you
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SapphireSquire Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The first is a little difficult to tell what's what without a tokota pictured, but I believe they're acceptable.
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ArtemistheArtist22 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Is it ok to write rites for not yet uploaded tokotas and upload said rites onto deviantart? (I am writing someones AoAs and would like to include two of my own tokotas, both have been accepted but not yet uploaded) just wanting to make sure!
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MemosNiceSide Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017
It is absolutely fine. The only thing you are not allowed to do is putting them into the AoA-journal for judgement. For that you will need to wait until the tokotas are uploaded.
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ArtemistheArtist22 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep alrighty thank you!
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Bezrail Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Student General Artist
Is there a limit on how many 'babies' one tokota must babysit?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a minimum of one, otherwise, no
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W-a-n-d-a Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have 1 Tokotas and I want to choose the second option.
Can I draw others Tokotas in the form of puppies?
It will be a gift to others.
Or the other option.Can I draw your Tokotas and next to him 1-6 cubs fawns?
How much can you draw cubs?
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Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
You, you can draw other people's Tokotas, just don't forget to tag them to let them know you've used them :D

You can draw your Tokota with fawns instead if you want and as far as I know, there is no min/max number of Tokotas that can go in the image  (I did one with 6, myself :D )
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SquigletKing Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
so, i'm doing AoA's and i'm on the last one. RoK - Option Three

is there allowed to be 2 tokotas present in the image? or is there only allowed to be one.
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
up to three are allowed to be judged 
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SquigletKing Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
ok, Thank you!
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Furreon Featured By Owner Edited Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm working on a Rite of Knowledge piece that includes my 2 tokotas + 4 existing tokotas as puppies (my tokos will be puppysitting). One of the starring "puppies" has Superstar. Does the Superstar tokota (depicted as a puppy) give the other tokotas (mine included) an HP bonus? If yes, which ones are eligible for the HP bonus (if not all), and how would I - and/or the people whose tokotas are included - go about claiming the HP bonus?

edit: Also just in general, do the other people whose tokotas are in the picture, get HP from being included in my drawing?
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KaraSkakalac Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
All tokotas, but the Superstar traited tokota will get the bonus. You just mark that the tokotas get the bonus and link to the tokota that has the bonus in your HP Count :)
All tokotas that are in your picture get HP.
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Furreon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh I had no idea, I thought rite pictures didn't count for HP. Guess I got that mixed up with the whole "you can't roll it as an activity" thing. This will be my first HP piece for any tokota art so I'm a bit confused about all of it x) Thanks a lot!
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KaraSkakalac Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is an HP calculator :) tokotas.org/hpcalc/
It could help with counting what your HP will be.
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Furreon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you help me with the HP calculation if it's not too much trouble? I have the piece finished and I'm not sure if I have the HP distribution on it correct.. It's my first time posting anything that contains HP/rite stuff >.< Here is the finished piece (I will upload it later): RoK

It contains: 2x my tokotas puppysitting (they are doing the rite)+ 4x existing tokotas as pups. The grey pup (Note) has Superstar.
Is this HP calculation correct for my 2 tokotas?
Total = 10
3(fb colored shaded) +2(bg) +2(non-com) +1(rite) +2(Note 10701 is superstar)

What about the 4x tokotas that are depicted as puppies? Do they also earn HP from this drawing? If yes, how much? Do all of the puppies pictured count as "fullbodies"? Is there a limit as to how many of them can earn HP from this drawing, since this is not being rolled as any kind of activity, but just a regular HP art piece? (Correct me if I'm wrong please!) The "puppy slots" were give to these tokota owners for free, so technically they aren't really "commissioned". Or does all art that was not drawn by the owner of the tokota(s) pictured count as "commissioned" (not counting collabs obviously)?

Do the not-superstar pups get this HP?
Total = 7
3(fb colored shaded) +2(bg) +2(Note 10701 is superstar)

And the superstar pup get this HP:
Total = 5
3(fb colored shaded) +2(bg)

(Counted the following assuming that all the pups count as fullbodies + not chibis)

I'd really appreciate if you could help me out^^ I want to get all the HP amounts correct when I post the picture~ Sorry for the trouble<3
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KaraSkakalac Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
For two tokotas completing their rites you are correct: 
Total = 10
3(fb colored shaded) +2(bg) +2(non-com) +1(rite) +2(Note 10701 is superstar) 

For the pups you are also correct: 
Total = 7
3(fb colored shaded) +2(bg) +2(Note 10701 is superstar)

Lastly for the Superstar pup you are correct again :)
Total = 5
3(fb colored shaded) +2(bg)

There is no limit to the amount of tokotas in an image that can receive HP. 

All tokotas that you draw that are yours get the non-com bonus. If you draw someone else's tokotas they do not get the bonus. 

I think all the pups count as fullbodies, BUT I'm not sure the one on the back of the tundra adult is showing enough and might only be a headshot.
You can list it as a fullbody and you may get corrected in your HIerarchy update to say it is a headshot instead. 
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Furreon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmhm, I did just that. The puppy slots were free for the people who offered their tokotas to fill in the slots and I said in the description of my submission that there is a chance that some of the puppies don't count for fullbodies. Thanks!
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TheO-ddChild Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If we include our own/a friend's tokota as a tagged tokota from prompt 1, or a puppy in prompt 2, does it count as HP for those tokotas?
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
Yes.
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Theravenist Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question for the babysitting one:

I know that they can be my own Tokotas, but if I draw one adult and two others as pups, would the two 'pups' still receive the Rite of Knowledge?
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tree-kangaroo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
As far as I know, the tokotas doing the RoK need to be the ones 'babysitting', so having two be pups wouldn't count for those two since they're the babies being babysat. xD 
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Theravenist Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah that is what I figured. >,< Thanks though!
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JemmyCat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can this be updated to list all the requirements for the works in the body of the post?
someone shouldn't have to trawl through the comments to make sure they know what they need to include in their rite for it to pass. a good rule of thumb is 'if someone had to ask about it, it needs to be listed more clearly.' at least add things to the FAQ section. >:

plus, info in comments can become obsolete.
are handlers still required? no, but there are still comments on here that say they are. having the post itself be up to date with all the relevant info is important. don't force people to take a chance with potentially old advice.
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tree-kangaroo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
The journal is up to date; it says at the top "Rules and judging rubric can be found on the main Rites of Fertility page." It states there that handlers are no longer required, as well as all the other requirements for the images/literature. I'll pass the word along though and see what the other admins think. c: 
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JemmyCat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the handlers thing was just an example of information in the comments not matching the current rules.

if you need examples of things that should be listed i can name a few off the top of my head:
- how much of a tagged tokota needs to be visible? (this is not listed at all. i've been told it used to be, but got removed when the new prompts were listed.)
- the maximum and minimum number of tagged tokos required (it's been asked several times which means it probably needs to be clarified)

these are just the things that i've come across, there are probably more that i wouldn't know about as i am a relatively new player with only the current guides to go off of.
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Horsepoint Featured By Owner Edited Nov 17, 2016
Added! Found the old visibility limits and popped them in; the minimum of one tagged tokota was considered implied before, but you're right that people are asking, so I've popped that in too c: The journals are having a bit of a makeover and I tried to find good questions people had asked and put them in the FAQ, but clearly those zipped by me!

As to comments - the rules given on the RoFs page (as mentioned by tree) always trump anything in the comments since those may be out of date c:
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LittleLibra-XIII Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
for the first option, does it have to be 3 tagged tokotas or is 1 ok?
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Horsepoint Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
One is fine! It says "up to three", so as long as there's at least one there you're fine xD
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LittleLibra-XIII Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, thanks!
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DreamDrifter91 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
(not sure on the most clear way to ask this...  but hopefully it makes sense...)

For the bonus images, does it have to feature all 3 tokotas that are doing the rite together?
Or can I chose just one?
Or can I chose just one from it annnd have him adventuring/exploring with a completely different Toko?
(I am in need to do an exploration image for a slot payment to a lilac and I thought possibly kill-three-birds-with-one-stone if it was allowed )
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Horsepoint Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
Bonus images will only count for the tokota(s) they show - so you're welcome to do just one, but it won't count for the other two. c: And yes, bonus images can be activity images, that's fine! It's the rites themselves that can't be anything other than rites. c:
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DreamDrifter91 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect. Thank you for clearing that up for me :) 
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LittleLibra-XIII Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
In the option 2 does it have to be many youngs that need to be babysat?
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KaraSkakalac Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
One would be the minimum :)
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LittleLibra-XIII Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, thanks!
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WolfXFox22 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Student General Artist
May the tagged tokotas be totally made up or do they have to be your own/a friend's/one of the starters?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can do either ^^
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