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Rite of Strength

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 29, 2014, 12:52 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 Pack Leaders.
(For the prestige breeder equivalent click here.)



The Rite of Strength contains three choices for a prompt that can be completed in order for Pack Leaders' tokotas to gain their Arms of Akna. The options include a classic hunting prompt, exploring their wild heritage, and protecting the land they have such a deep connection to. 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 take down a prey animal of choice in the Tokotna wilderness - this may be a fierce grizzly bear defending its salmon filled river to a sly fox making its way through the underbrush trying to avoid its hunter; the depiction of the hunt is up to you.

(The prey must be at least 25% visible. You may use any Tokotas prey, regardless of the season, including Tribe Hunting prey. For a full list, see the hunting price list.)

Option Two

Your tokota has been assigned to spend a week with one of the legendary and formidable pack elders - Fenrir, Beowulf, Freki, or Asena. Draw or write about your tokota gaining respect and learning from their teachings as a wild tokota surviving in the great outdoors. Does your tokota succeed in learning the ways of their untameable counterparts or come home scared and defeated?

One of the pack representatives must be at least 50% visible in the image or mentioned adequately within the story in order for this to be judged.

Option Three

A pack leader's commitment and connection to the land is undeniable. Draw or write about your tokota ploughing the land, pulling carts full of crops or acting as a scarecrow as a representation of their strength and capability, something highly sought after by Pack Leaders in breeding.



FAQ


Does the hunting prompt count as a hunting activity piece?


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

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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:iconcanis-lumina:
Canis-Lumina Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would drawing my tokota defending a young fawn from a bear count as prompt 1 considering its technically fighting/attacking a bear?
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SapphireSquire Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The intention of the prompt is a hunt, so if it was made clear the tokota was hunting one or the other and perhaps ended up caught in the middle that could work. Your specific scenario however is something I would accept for an RoK, or would maybe be well suited to an RoD or PotA prompt. c:
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Canis-Lumina Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alrighty C:
I guess I will just keep it as my tokota stumbled upon a bear while hunting :D
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Peep1897 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For the Fenrir option, does Fenrir count as the "starter Tokota" HP bonus?
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Lachtaube Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yep! :)
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AmaranthineRain Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017   General Artist
Should we not include our handler/rider in the image for this part of the rite or is that allowed?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You may include a handler if you want 
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AmaranthineRain Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017   General Artist
Cool, thanks :)
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TheOneAndOnlyEevee Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Question, so for Option one can we do the same animal we did if we did Rom as hunting?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, thats fine
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TheOneAndOnlyEevee Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student General Artist
So I can do a fox twice?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as long as they are different images and meet all the other requirements, you can draw whatever animal you want
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:icontheoneandonlyeevee:
TheOneAndOnlyEevee Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Question, how are the designs going?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm almost finished with the 2nd design
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TheOneAndOnlyEevee Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Okay
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GrimWolfie Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016
Hello people! I have a question. What is a pack leader and what happens if your Tokota isn't a pack leader! does that mean that you cannot complete the rites of Fertality?
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tromacom Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A Pack Leader is one of two factions you as a user can choose. The other is Prestige Breeder. You can choose one of the two or choose not to pick one at all.

Factions - Pack Leader vs. Prestige Breeder
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GrimWolfie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
Ok thank you
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sealle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
Just a random thought i had this morning. It would probably be too confusing to edit at this point but i guess with the multiple prompt changes i haven't felt like name of this rite still suits as much as Knowledge still fits the PB rite.

Name Change Idea: Rite of Strength. 
Strength can be spiritual, physical, emotional, mental. All of which suit the PL/prompts a little more than just Hunt. 

As i said it would probably be way too complex to change something so ingrained in the tokota group history/terminology but i thought i would mention it just in case :)

sidenote, i flipping love these new prompts and am totally working on my first non hunt RoH atm <.<
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leopia Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I very much like that idea, ahhh~
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sealle Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
:) maybe we will see it down the line!
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maiise Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist
I've thought about this a lot - thanks heaps for bringing it up :~)
For the time being i've kept it the way it is solely because everyone is so familiar with the term, however a name change is definitely on the horizon (I hope!) and I love the Rite of Strength name!
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sealle Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
<3 Awesome! It was jsut something that has been lurking in my mind and finally just popped up so i thought i would raise it.

I would be really curious to see if it does happen as i think it would suit the theme of it all a bit more, and im sure we can adapt (as we did with the shift from spelunking to caving) XD 
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HatiMoonchaser Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Loving the new prompts, especially the Fenrir one! Thanks so much, guys, this is going to make AoAs so much more fun to do!
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maiise Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist
Thats exactly what I hoped for, yay! <3
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Roudanluoja Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That Fenrir prompt is maybe the most inspirating. Ever. Thank you for these changes for both RotH and RoK, they're all lovely!
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maiise Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist
So glad to hear it! <3
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kagetora4ever Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Quick question, I know that the prey should be the ones that are allowed to be used in the hunting activity.
But my question is, are we allowed to use those that are listed in the tribe hunting? Since I want to do a moose hunt for a AoA I'm doing.
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maiise Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist
Yep you may!
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kagetora4ever Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :la:
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Ungen333 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
((sorry for asking so much on this page)) can i draw like the toko throwing a walrus up in the air ish? like does it have to be a realistic hunt or can i go outside that? 
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, they don't need to be realistic, they just need to meet the requirements listed. 
I personally have done rites/hunts with ghost deer, there is a lot of room for artistic interpretation
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DemonInTheAshes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
What's with the class you are entering?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your ROM class ^^
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DemonInTheAshes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry but I still don't understand. ;////;
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The class you enter for your rite of merit, wild/wily, tracker/obedient, honor
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DemonInTheAshes Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, thank you!
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BadgerSoul494 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you choose factions? (I'd like to be in the breeders)
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If you scroll to the bottom of this journal Factions - Pack Leader vs. Prestige Breeder
there's a section labeled "How to Choose Your Faction." c:
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:iconungen333:
Ungen333 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does it really matter if i take hunt or knowledge? whats the difference?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you are a Prestigious breeder, you will need to do Rite of knowledge, if you are Pack leader, you will need to do the rite of the hunt. If you have not chosen a faction, you may do either
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Ungen333 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh ok thank u for answering! i havent chosen a factor so i guess i can take whatever
its not that important to have a factor though right?
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Ungen333 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow the bonuses are really good :v
gosh i think ill take pack leader idk ill take some time to think about it

this really helped thank u so much!
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem ^^
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Arrillaga Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
The link to the RoF submission page is broken in all of the journals I believe.
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Horsepoint Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
It links to TotemSpirit because the RoF submission journal is a cycling journal that gets replaced when it gets full, and so the most efficient way to link to a cycling journal is to link to the hub that contains a link to the current version - then only the links in the hub changes. c: I'll change the link to the hub journal itself so that it's more evident where you need to click onwards to!
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Arrillaga Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
AH thank you! That makes a lot of sense, I understand now!
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