Totems and Totem Building

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By noebelle


"Hi friend! Beta Boon, here! This revamp of the Totems is currently in a Beta Trial period. That means anything is subject to change after an observation period. Hold onto your hats, here we go!

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What Are Totems?


Totems are collectible prizes which provide powerful bonuses throughout the game. Each totem has its own task(s) which must be completed to unlock their bonus, which is not bound to a single Tokota (unlike tack and companions.) The current 30 Totems are spread over 10 departments with widely varying effects. Only 10 may be active at any time, so choose wisely. Check out the sections below to learn more!

How do Totems Work?


Players use the Totem Settings screen on Tokotna to build their Totem Pole. Once saved, the pole may only be edited once a month. The edit window depends on which of the following two settings have been chosen:

Reset:
Totems will be completely reset at the end of the month. With this setting, the pole may be adjusted 1 time at any point in the month, but no totem bonuses will be applied until the new pole settings are saved.


Persistent:
Totems will not be wiped at the end of the month; your current choices will be maintained into the next month. This setting allows for the bonuses to be adjusted 1 time during close. Once saved or the group re-opens, totems are locked and cannot be edited.



How do I Unlock Totems?


Each Totem has unique requirements which must be met in order to unlock the totem for use. Players are responsible for tracking their own proof of attaining these goals. Once the requirements for the desired totem have been met, the proofs should be posted in the Totem Unlock thread on the Account Management journal.

Please note that these requirements must all be fulfilled after the release date February 4th 2019 and retroactive proofs will not be accepted. The only exception to this rule is the Dog Totem, which is accessible to anyone who has already reached TCA Academy Level 5.

For an example of a Totem Tracker, as well as what types of proof will be needed for certain Totems, please check the Totem Example Proofs journal.






ACTIVITIES



BEAR


Totem: Bear by TokoTime

Bonus: Inability to fail a hunting trip for all tokotas of the totem bearer.

Unlocked By: Completing Passage of the Alpha with a Tokota with the Bear Soul Companion

CAT


Cattotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwkw3a by TotemSpirit

Bonus: Inability to fail a fishing trip for all tokotas of the totem bearer.

Unlocked By: Raising 1 Tokota to Alpha with a Domestic Cat Companion equipped. Domestic Cat's application comment must pre-date all HU comments and must be depicted in the Tokota's AoAs, RoDs, and PotAs.

DEER


Totem: Deer by TokoTime

Bonus: Chance to roll up to four items on an exploration for all tokotas of the totem bearer.

Unlocked By: Completing Passage of the Alpha with a Tokota with the Deer Soul Companion

EAGLE


Totem: Eagle by TokoTime

Bonus: Chance to roll up to five fish on any fishing trip for all tokotas of the totem bearer.

Unlocked By: Completing Passage of the Alpha with a Tokota with the Eagle Soul Companion

KINGFISHER


Totem: Kingfisher by TokoTime

Bonus: Inability to find trash items while fishing for all tokotas of the totem bearer.

Unlocked By: Completing Passage of the Alpha with a Tokota with the Kingfisher Soul Companion

RAVEN


Totem: Raven by TokoTime

Bonus: Inability to find trash items while exploring for all tokotas of the totem bearer.

Unlocked By: Completing Passage of the Alpha with a Tokota with the Raven Soul Companion

TURTLE


Turtletotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwnlyp by TotemSpirit

Bonus: Inability to find trash items while caving/diving for all tokotas of the totem bearer.

Unlocked By: Finding 50 companions only found in Caving/Diving activities.

WOLF


Totem: Wolf by TokoTime

Bonus: Chance to roll up to four prey pelts on any hunting trip for all tokotas of the totem bearer.

Unlocked By: Completing Passage of the Alpha with a Tokota with the Wolf Soul Companion





BANK



BAT


Battotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcw2w0p by TotemSpirit

Bonus: All items retrieved from caving are worth 20%+ of their usual value for all tokotas owned by the Totem Bearer. Treated as the Caver Trait and all trait rules apply.

Unlocked By: Crafting the Bat Totem using the Totem Recipe

COYOTE


Coyotetotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwfsio by TotemSpirit

Bonus: All items retrieved from hunting are worth 20%+ of their usual value for all tokotas owned by the Totem Bearer. Treated as the Hunter Trait and all trait rules apply.

Unlocked By: Crafting the Coyote Totem using the Totem Recipe

HAWK


Hawktotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcw2u2i by TotemSpirit

Bonus: All items retrieved from exploring are worth 20%+ of their usual value for all tokotas owned by the Totem Bearer. Treated as the Explorer Trait and all trait rules apply.

Unlocked By: Crafting the Hawk Totem using the Totem Recipe

MINK


Minktotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcvzoba by TotemSpirit

Bonus: All items retrieved from fishing are worth 20%+ of their usual value for all tokotas owned by the Totem Bearer. Treated as the Fisher Trait and all trait rules apply.

Unlocked By: Crafting the Mink Totem using the Totem Recipe

ORCA


Orcatotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcvzm9o by TotemSpirit

Bonus: All items retrieved from diving are worth 20%+ of their usual value for all tokotas owned by the Totem Bearer. Treated as the Diver Trait and all trait rules apply.

Unlocked By: Crafting the Orca Totem using the Totem Recipe

SQUIRREL


Squirreltotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcvvtj2 by TotemSpirit

Bonus: All items retrieved from Random Events are worth 20%+ of their usual value for all tokotas owned by the Totem Bearer.

Unlocked By: Getting 15 Doubled Value Results from Random Events.





BREEDING



BUMBLEBEE


Beetotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwnpj1 by TotemSpirit

Bonus: May use in place of Fertility Supplements in Breeding.  

Unlocked By: Crafting the Bumblebee Totem with the Totem Recipe.

MOOSE


Moosetotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwfbpe by TotemSpirit

Bonus: May use in place of Close Care in Breeding.

Unlocked By: Breeding 10 litters that contain at least 1 dire pup in Breedings posted by you.

WOODPECKER


Woodpeckertotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwf9ng by TotemSpirit

Bonus: May use in place of Inukshuk Talisman in Breeding.

Unlocked By: Using 6 non-commissioned Breeding Images in non-split Breedings posted by you.





CONTINUOUS EVENTS



HORSE


Horsetotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcvvtxd by TotemSpirit

Bonus: You may have 2 tokotas in a single Continuous Events entry without collaborating the submission. This does not allow you to break the limit on CE entries per month.

Unlocked By: Having 5 Collabed CE Entries where the other tokota in your collab takes 1st place. You cannot own both tokotas in the collab.

RAT


Rattotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcvvtrd by TotemSpirit

Bonus: Gain +1 additional monthly entry for Continuous Events. This Totems stacks with all other additional CE entry bonuses to a maximum of 15 entries a month.

Unlocked By: Competing in the eight CE sections six times each.





CRAFTING



Beaver


Beaver Totem by TokoTime

Bonus: +10% Success rate in crafting (Tiers 1-8) AND 10% Chance to retain ingredients in common - rare craft attempts (Tiers 9-10)

Unlocked By: Crafting the Beaver Totem using the Totem Recipe





DESIGN CENTRAL



BUTTERFLY


Butterflytotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcvzjt5 by TotemSpirit

Bonus: Gain up to x3 Free Hand Paints per design in Design Central.

Unlocked By: Applying 15 unique hand paints to 15 tokotas of Dominant Ranking or above. Free paints from Admin or Faction bonus do not count towards unlocking this totem.

LIONESS


Liontotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwnibx by TotemSpirit

Bonus: Gain +1 additional design submission in Design Central for a total 6 designs per month.

Unlocked By: Passing 15 designs through Main DC and 10 designs through Soul Pool DC. The designs do not have to pass on their first attempt.

WALRUS


Walrustotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcvzl73 by TotemSpirit

Bonus: Gain up to x3 Free Scar Pack per design in Design Central.

Unlocked By: Applying 15 unique scar packs to 15 tokotas of Dominant Ranking or above. Free scars from Faction bonus do not count towards unlocking this totem.





HIERARCHY UPDATES



FOX


Foxtotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwfigh by TotemSpirit

Bonus: You gain a +10 to RoD and PotA scores for all tokotas you own.

Unlocked By: Gaining a perfect PotA score 5 times.

LAMB


Lambtotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwkz85 by TotemSpirit

Bonus: Grants +15 HP to all tokotas owned by the totem bearer while this totem is active.

Unlocked By: Raising 20 Tokotas to Dominant





RANDOM EVENTS



PORCUPINE


Porcupinetotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwnk2o by TotemSpirit

Bonus: Ignores injuries in Random Events for all tokotas owned by the totem bearer.

Unlocked By: Healing 10 tokotas back to full health.

SNAKE


Snaketotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwky89 by TotemSpirit

Bonus: Negative Results from Random Events are rerolled once.

Unlocked By: Lose 15 items from Random Events





RITES OF FERTILITY



OWL


Owltotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwl2a2 by TotemSpirit

Bonus: Tokotas may participate in any RoM class without restriction

Unlocked By: Completing 10 of each RoM Trait, build of the tokota doesn’t matter. Traits with the same bonus are counted as the same trait.

PENGUIN


Penguin Totem by TokoTime

Bonus: Tokotas owned by the Totem Bearer only need to complete two Rites of Fertility prompts to earn their Arms of Akna. (Rite of Merit Prompt is required, may complete either Rite of Fortitude or Rite of alliance for the second)

Unlocked By: Unlocked by having 30 Tokotas pass their Rites of Fertility while using consumable bonus items.

RAM


Ramtotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwl0q1 by TotemSpirit

Bonus: Gives automatic excellent AoAs to all tokotas owned by the totem bearer.

Unlocked By: Earning 30 Excellent AoAs Scores.





TAMING




DOG


Dogtotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwfjwo by TotemSpirit

Bonus: You may use this totem in place of x5 Treats in taming attempts. Totem follows all the same rules as normal treats.

Unlocked By: Reaching TCA Rank 5

HYENA


Hyenatotemtopper By Lightningspam-dcwfe0e by TotemSpirit

Bonus: You gain -50 toward your taming attempts. Stacks with other taming bonuses.

Unlocked By: Raising 3 tokotas with taming related traits to Dom using only HP from Tamings. Tokotas must be actively used in all the taming attempts.






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AuctionHorses's avatar

Okay so; I have a few questions! :')

(also just on a side note: English is not my first language to the simpler the answer the easier it will be for me to understand)


I try to keep my tokota pack to a low amount as having 20+ is stressful for me, are we allowed to advertise to other players to be co-owner tokotas to ex; get them to dom to get the Lamb totem or to do their AoA for the Ram totem?


Ram: Earning 30 Excellent AoAs Scores

Do we have to own the tokotas in to AoAs?

Since 1 set of AoA images can be used for 3 tokotas does that count for 3 tokotas?


Squirrel: Getting 15 Doubled Value Results from Random Events

I have not done many RE's so what does this mean?


Snake: Lose 15 items from Random Events

Pretty much same question as for squirrel, what does this mean? :')


Hyena: Raising 3 tokotas with taming related traits to Dom using only HP from Tamings. Tokotas must be actively used in all the taming attempts

Am I right in assuming that this is talking about wild tokot taming and not rehoming tokotas?

Eeve30's avatar

I was wondering about the squirrel totem. This page says that we need 15 examples of double value, but the Totem proof examples says we need 30 examples of double value. I was wondering which is the correct value?

Furreon's avatar

It used to be 30 but was semi-recently changed to 15. So 15 is the correct one! I'll get that proof journal fixed up asap~

LeDbrite's avatar

Question on the Hyena Totem. Would the Baker trait from Bonding count as a taming related trait? Or are the Mediator and Wild Heart traits the only ones that count?

Furreon's avatar

All taming related traits count (Mediator, Wild Heart, Representative, Baker)~

LeDbrite's avatar

Awesome, thanks for clarifying!

MommaFern's avatar

So for the lioness, would my designs from like 2018 count since i have their original stash files still?

Fennarchy's avatar

As stated in the journal,


"Please note that these requirements must all be fulfilled after the release date February 4th 2019 and retroactive proofs will not be accepted. The only exception to this rule is the Dog Totem, which is accessible to anyone who has already reached TCA Academy Level 5."


Anything prior to that date will not be accepted.

MommaFern's avatar

ok thank you I must have missed that

Demnitate's avatar

What are the other bonuses for additional CE entries?

I know the rat totem is one, I believe one (maybe two) of the factions are another, but other than that I haven't really seen anything. :p

TokoEvents's avatar
Egg 12 by TokoEvents

I’m so very loved with my coat made of gold

Here from the beginning, I am rather old


mamasaurus's avatar
what is this? An Easter Egg? 
tubachic's avatar
Maybe a dumb question but for the lioness totem do you still have to have the tokota in your name or do you just need the comfirmation and stash link from the DC?
Furreon's avatar
You will just need the design in stash (not deleted stash) and the accepted comment from DC~ Doesn't matter if the tokota has been uploaded and transferred. See here for examples on what links unlocking each totem requires: Totem Example Proofs
rayxray's avatar
For Butterfly, do the paints have to be added after the toko reaches dom or do paints already on a toko when it reaches dom count too? 
Dunrosiel's avatar
They must be added to a Tokota through Import Updates, after they have already reached dominant~
rayxray's avatar
Got it!! Thanks that was fast <3
Kysan's avatar
HORSE
Bonus: You may have 2 tokotas in a single Continuous Events entry without collaborating the submission.

Does that mean that when we collab with someone and for exemple I got the Horse Totem, I can make two Tokos on the CE and my collab partner one, so that 3 are on the picture?
Furreon's avatar
No, the horse totem basically only takes the place of the collaborator and allows you to include 2 of your own tokotas instead. Whether or not you are using the totem you can only ever have 2 tokotas participating in a single CE image (the only exception being the Teamwork category if you collab, then both collaborators must have 2 tokos per in the image). The horse totem doesn't apply to the Teamwork category CEs at all. From the CE journal: "Entries are limited to 1 tokota (or team) per entry, with the exception of collaborations for a maximum of 2 tokotas (or teams). This applies across all event types and classes."
tubachic's avatar
Dumb question:
For the Rat totem, is the teamwork results count as one or two entries for the Teamwork section?
Furreon's avatar
Just one, Rat requires unique art pieces for its progress.
tubachic's avatar
Alright thank you
tubachic's avatar
Is it true that for the lioness totem we have to keep all the stash files for them?
Cause I only have 6 out of the 24 I've submitted to the DC for this totem.
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