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Totems and Totem Building

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 11, 2015, 8:31 PM


"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!

Boon 11072 by TotemSpirit





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 >here<.






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

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 30 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.

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.





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: Functions as a Toko Teddy for all tokotas owned by the totem bearer.

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: Having 25 items lost results 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.

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.






Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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:iconvaemi:
Vaemi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Question about the Turtle totem: do companions found through Activity-based CEs count? My pup just found a Salamander doing the Delving Akycha's Gate CE, would that count for the totem, or does it have to be strictly through activities only?
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Jumperlady Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2019
I have a little Question for the Lioness what should we post for the Designs? The uploaded Tokotas or the accept comment from Admin?
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Alcestia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2019
For the Hyena totem, are we able to hp stack the images as long as they fit the taming requirements?  Like, I could add in a bonds superstar tribemate and affiliated species? Is it possible to run a Wild heart and a Mediator in the same image to count toward the totem?
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LMFO100 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It says " these requirements must all be fulfilled after the release date February 4th 2019 "
If we say I want the owl, does that mean, that in one month I have to "
Completing 10 of each RoM Trait, build of the tokota doesn’t matter. Traits with the same bonus are counted as the same trait." in order to get the totem?
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NorthPaws Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't have to complete it all in one month, you can take as long as you'd like. You just cannot use any AoAs completed prior to Feb 4th, 2019.
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:iconlmfo100:
LMFO100 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, Okay thanks!
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:icondiscrete-disguise:
Taming Totems Question:
1. For the Hyena Totem, say my tokota has mediator, and one of my tribemate's tokotas has the tribe companion with the taming bonus applied (it requires two other tribemates to be depicted for another -50, I think?)

Because of the companion, my tokota with mediator is technically being 'used' in the taming attempt. May that count toward the totem, or does it have to be the trait itself on the tokota being used?



Rites of Fertility Totems Questions:
1. Say I am doing AoAs for three of my tokotas in one image. Will that count for three of the 'completing 10 of each RoM trait'?

2. Additionally, say I earn an excellent score by putting bonuses/effort into those images. Will the excellent double up and count towards the Ram totem as well?
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SapphireSquire Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
For the Rite of Fertility questions, every tokota that earns their AoAs can count towards the 10 of each trait, whether you've got one toko or three in the set. And if any of those are excellent they can count towards the ram totem. c:
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019
Bless, thanks so much Sapph!!
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:iconthe7eventhrider:
the7eventhrider Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2019  Hobbyist
So for the rat, with the requirement of "competing in the eight CE sections six times each"...does that mean six Teamwork entries (making twelve individual toko entries, since each image counts as two against your monthly limit) or can we knock that one out in three? I know that it's a weirdly specific question, haha, but I appreciate any insight admins can offer!
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Mystic-Breakthrough Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019  Student Digital Artist
If a tokota is co-owned and completes the requirements for the cat totem, do both owners get to use it as their requirement? O:
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:icondemonicrose:
demonicrose Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
No, only one of you.
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Mystic-Breakthrough Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Got it! Thank you~
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Paranoid-line Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019
Do we need to include the cat (for Cat Totem) in every piece of the AOA/RoD/PotA or is it enough if it is in at least two art pieces. Means in 2 AoA will I tired for example. :0
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:iconvaemi:
Vaemi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
I love these new totems! The art is gorgeous. I've already picked out which ones I want to work towards and made a stash file to track my progress towards them, but I have a question.

A couple months ago I posted a design to Soul Pool DC, but it needed corrections and I haven't got back to it yet. If I correct it and post it to the correction thread when DC opens again, will that count towards my 'passed designs' for the Lioness Totem, or would it not count because it was originally posted before 4th Feb?


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demonicrose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
No, the design will not. The Design's first trek into DC must be after Feb 4th. Hope that clarifies for you. 
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:iconvaemi:
Vaemi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Ok, thank you! 
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Dark-Mare910 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does this mean we will loose our alpha Totems with the reset? Even  if we have unlocked them all for now?
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:iconnorthpaws:
NorthPaws Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope! Any totems you've already unlocked, you keep.
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Dark-Mare910 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah okay. Good to hear
Thank you a bunch
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Poolpaw Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are interesting. Little surprised at just how difficult some of these are going to be to get but I suppose that is the point
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DrazziElder Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who did the art? Looks great.
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Dunrosiel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Someone here might've forgotten to switch our thumbs to the live ones~ we'll get that updated, but for now, our lovely lightningspam is who absolutely rocked this project~
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DrazziElder Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kewl. 
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:icontsonianfieldsranch:
TsonianFieldsRanch Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
If I have an Eagle and a cat on the same Toko, would I unlock both by doing PotA?
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:iconfreyjas-tokotas:
Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019
so long as the pre-reqs for the cat are met, yes
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TsonianFieldsRanch Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thanks! :D
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:iconkerbywolf:
Kerbywolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Do the unlocked things need to be completed after today? Or can we use past activities?
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:iconthe7eventhrider:
the7eventhrider Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist
Not an admin, but happened to spot this while I was reading: "Please note that these requirements must all be fulfilled after the release date February 4th 2019"  :)
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Kerbywolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
You rock, thanks for answering :3
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kagetora4ever Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a bit confused on the wording for the Owl Totem.
With the 3 RoM traits for the 3 builds, it's only 9, and the trait effects are similar not 100% though I think. Is it for 10 different "prompts" for the RoM or what?
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:iconfreyjas-tokotas:
Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019
You have to complete 10 sets of AoAs for each of the 3 traits (so 30 total)
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:iconkagetora4ever:
kagetora4ever Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright ^^
Thanks for clarifying <3
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:iconfreyjas-tokotas:
Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019
No problem :heart:
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Shangry-Ia Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018
How do I avoid being rolled for the Raven Totem, when people are gifting me a roll and I don't see it, just put "Totems - //link to tokotna.com side"?  I usually have my journal with Totems, where the Raven does not appear, but I can't help, when people link to Tokotna and I am not aware of this.
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Islua Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, unless you comment on the image or don't include the totem there isn't much way to prevent it. 
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Shangry-Ia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
Okay ^^ thanks so much for the answer
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:iconzincwolf:
Zincwolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   Traditional Artist
I'm kind of confused - the totems do exactly the same thing as the Dominant companions... why do we also need the totems? Do they stack?
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The totems apply to all your tokotas. ;u; Whereas the companion only applies to the tokota with the companion.
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TheO-ddChild Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The the WIP totems still being worked on, or is the project abandoned for now?
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Tinadactyl Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017
The totems were a huge drive to push some tokotas to alpha.  Can't wait to see more of these released and the requirements to get them. :heart:  
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magrunemoon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
So if I buy a Alpha, the totem unlocked by the Toko I can't use its benefits?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
correct, totems are locked to the user and can not be traded or sold even if the tokota is
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magrunemoon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
Thanks for the clarification
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Kayxer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If a tokota is being Leased(I know the leasing rules are changing and becoming more tied to tribes and such) but if its leased does it still get the totem bonus?
Like, for instance. I have all dominance totems. And I let a tribe mate lease my tokota, do they get to utilize my totems on JUST my tokota when used, or does it only work when the roll is for me?
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quercifolium Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totems are tied to the user not to the Tokota, so if leasing is reinstated a leased Tokota would not be able to use its owners totem if the roll is for someone else.
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LadyLirriea Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can one totem apply to all tokota in an exploration?
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tree-kangaroo Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
Totems are tied to the user/owner, not the tokotas, so as long as all the tokotas are owned by the same person that has the totem, yes. c: If not only the tokos owned by the user with the totem get to use it.
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