Guide: Passage of Courtship
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A Felvargs Passage of Courtship is a set of two trials that a Felvarg must complete in order to participating in breeding. Until a Felvarg's PoC's are completed the Felvarg cannot breed nor give away slots to other players, however the Felvarg can still do other activities within the group. Please read through the journal carefully and if you have any questions comment below.




Members must have the provided form present in each applicable PoC/Hierarchy Update image in order for the images to qualify.
Note: It is against group rules to sell/trade/or write a slot to a Felvarg that does not have it's Passage of Courtship.

Be mindful the wild prompts will be added spontaneously until there is a fluid amount of prompts to choose from.

Please copy and paste, then fill out the form below for each image prior to submitting it to be judged:



Passage of Courtship Template:

Name/Import Image:
Prompt (The Beginning -or- Internal Instinct):
Prompt #:
Additional Extras: (Any additional images or Literature present. Please also list any applicable bonuses.)



 Each image must depict at least 75% of the Felvarg.
Images must be colored, shaded, and have a complex background.
Up to 2 Felvargs may participate in a single entry.
Each image must be at least 500x500px or larger.
Literature entries require 1,200 words each and all Felvarg in the entry must play a main role and be mentioned fluidly throughout.
( Literature Tip** Mention your Felvarg at minimum, in some way, every 200-300 words.)

THIS ICON IS NOT FREE by Ulfrheim Perspective? We allow it, however if we feel as though the perspective was abused to dodge the requirements above, our Passage of Courtship admins have the authority to send images to corrections. So long as roughly 75% of the Felvarg is present you're all set, we are very reasonable when judging visual percentages.





1-20 RNG roll - Per Image
1-30 Unbiased effort score (Based on other works in your gallery.) - Per Image
+15 for short story including at least 500 words OR an additional image of colored fullbody sketch quality or higher. - Per image
(STANDALONE BONUS) +5 for depicting a single Felvarg in each image. (Not counting Felvargs added to complete a prompt!) - Per image

  • Additional images/Literature must be created strictly for the Passage of Courtship and cannot receive any other rewards to qualify.
  • Additional images must be a colored fullbody sketch or higher quality to qualify.
  • Standalone bonus will qualify if there is only a single Felvarg being judged for it's Passage of Courtship. Adding Alphas or other Felvargs to complete one of the below prompts will not remove this bonus.
  • If 2 Felvargs are present in a set of PoC's, they can each complete a different prompt so long as it's clear they are each completing the prompt selected for them. However the image should only contain 'The Beginning' or 'Internal Instinct' prompts respectively. (IE: One Felvarg should not be doing a Beginning prompt and the other an Internal Instinct.)


Each image will be totaled and then added together to create a final score, which then determines the medal achieved.

 80 points or less scores Bronze (+5EXP)
 81 - 109 points scores Silver (+10EXP)
 110+ points scores Gold (+15EXP)

Your medal will be placed on your Felvarg's import image!




AVAILABLE PROMPTS



  Look for the prize goods! Each month a new prompt will have the chance to reward a special prize!

Choose two 's, one from 'the beginning' & one from "internal instinct".



The Beginning

(CHOOSE ONE)


Flower Bullet (Peach) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre The Beginning: The Metldown Flower Bullet (Peach) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

All the melting snow flowing down from the mountains have caused waterfalls to spring up all over Ulfrheim. A spectacular sight no doubt, and one any young pup should witness. Depict your pup exploring these magnificent waterfalls, enjoying the rainbows they cast into the air or the cool spray it tosses up.

Seasonal April/May Bonus: 20% chance at Easter Treats


 The Beginning - #1: Our experiences shape us from a young age, what can seem like a small moment in hindsight can set you on a path you may never have expected. Depict a singular moment in your Felvargs formative years that ultimately led them to who they are today, be it good or bad.

The Beginning - #2: Each Felvarg needs to find it's voice. Depict your Felvarg as a pup, practicing their very first howl.

The Beginning - #3: Looking tough is not as easy as it seems and it takes more practice than one might think. Depict your Felvarg pup attempting to snarl or look menacing at something. Perhaps its a rock or maybe even a small unsuspecting animal.

The Beginning - #4: Our loved ones help us grow and learn to love and trust. Depict your Felvarg as a pup playing with another pack member or their Sire/Dam.
 April/May Monthly Bonus - 25% chance to find a Love Potion

The Beginning - #5: One must learn to survive, as a pack we must all learn to pull our weight and we all know, practice makes perfect. Depict your Felvarg as a pup stalking or taking down one of the small prey listed: Mouse, Bird, Squirrel, Frog, Fox, Raccoon or Possum

The Beginning - #6: Scary thing leaving the safety of the den, but alas we must. It's time for your Felvarg to take it's first solo adventure. Depict your Felvarg pup leaving it's den for the first time and exploring the great beyond. (Must include an official landmark/location in Ulfrheim.)

The Beginning - #7: At some point, every Felvarg needs to discover who they are and to do this, they may start off by imitating the ones they look up to. Depict your Felvarg mimicking the actions of a parent, sibling or pack member.

 The Beginning - #8: As a youngster it is easy to get into trouble and hard to get out of it. There's always something that just seems to be calling your name. Depict your Felvarg getting themselves into some sort of trouble. Do they devour a bushel of berries before dinner? Get sprayed by a skunk when they got to close?

 The Beginning - #9: Losing you baby teeth is a milestone of youth that everyone must go through. Some look forward to it, some are not pleased with having a gap in their fabulous smile. Show how your Felvarg lost their first tooth, or was it teeth? 

The Beginning - #10: They say that sharing is caring, but what they don't mention is that sharing is hard. Depict your Felvarg as a pup learning how to share with a litter mate, pack mate, or Dam/Sire.

The Beginning - #11: Depict your young Felvarg coming into contact with something they’ve never experienced before, what kind of reaction do they have? Are they afraid, are they excited?

The Beginning - #12: Me, my and mine. Sharing might be hard but sharing is not happening here. Show your Felvarg hoarding or otherwise protecting something which they have decided is completely theirs.

The Beginning - #13: When you’re young, sometimes the line between right and wrong is a little blurry. How does your Felvarg display their sense of justice, be it with friends or family? How do they know what is right, and what is wrong?

The Beginning - #14: Learning to share is important, but learning to understand and share the feelings of another is an even more important part of growing up. Depict your young Felvarg displaying empathy for a family member, pack member or friend.

The Beginning - #15: Ulfrheim is no stranger to water so it’s important for a Felvarg to be able to sufficiently swim. Depict your Felvarg taking its first swim- Does it like the water or dread every second of it?

Wild Prompt: Surviving in the wild is no easy task, sometimes it is even life or death. Depict your Felvarg at a young age exploring the great wonders of Ulfrheim alone. Bravery must be achieved at a young age and there is no better time than now.

Internal Instinct

(CHOOSE ONE)


Flower Bullet (Peach) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Internal Instinct: A Hopping Tale Flower Bullet (Peach) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

As spring has sprung new life abounds everywhere, but what’s this? It seems the baby bunnies in particular are running amok! They are found everywhere, in dens, trees, and all sorts of troublesome places. Depict your Felvarg finding these cottontails in all sorts of odd places, rounding them up, or dealing with their multitudinous appearance.

Seasonal April/May Bonus: 10% chance at a Hopps companion


Internal Instinct - #1 : Your Felvarg is roaming the woods when it stumbles upon a frightened pup, the pup is clearly lost and petrified. Depict your Felvarg guiding the pup to safety or calming it in some way.

Internal Instinct - #2: While hunting large prey you realize it too is hunting something, up ahead it closes in on two small abandoned pups, who clearly stand no chance against the ferocious beast. Depict your Felvarg fending off the danger and rescuing the innocent pups. 

 Internal Instinct - #3: Each day can be a new adventure in Ulfrheim, but it's not everyday where you get to experience something entirely new. Show your Felvarg going on an new and unknown adventure, whether willingly or not.

Internal Instinct - #4: Your Felvarg is laying near the rushing lake waters when cries of distress call for it's aid, thrashing around in the water an abandoned pup wails in fear. Depict your Felvarg entering the waters and rescuing the unfortunate pup, or soothing the pup after it's safe on dry land.

Internal Instinct - #5: A gathering is forming at the Shrine of Freyja and all the possible mates are within your grasp. Depict your Felvarg attempting to court/impress another Felvarg, are they shy? Perhaps charming?

Internal Instinct - #6: Danger could be lurking around every corner in Ulfrheim. Every Felvarg has to face off against an array of threats to survive and keep those they care about safe. Depict your Felvarg going up against a dangerous element or enemy.

Internal Instinct - #7: It is important not to let your fears get the better of you, nor to ignore them and hope they go away. Depict your Felvarg facing and/or overcoming a fear that they struggle with.

 Internal Instinct - #8: Our dreams and goals make us who we are, and it is important that we all have them as we grow. It is not every day, however, that we get to achieve them. Depict your Felvarg achieving one of their dreams or goals, however large or small.

 Internal Instinct - #9:  Word has spread that the mighty Fenrir will be visiting the Village of Hearth. It's a great privilege and honor to meet Fenrir, himself. After all, the mighty titan usually keeps to himself so any public appearance is a sight to be seen. But how does your Felvarg react to seeing the father of all Felvargs? Do they bow to show their respect? Show off a trophy they've earned? Or just take in the knowledge Fenrir has to offer them?

Internal Instinct - #10: Times are tough and not easy as a loner. It is during this time that the ones who usually wander on their own have to seek help elsewhere. Show your Felvarg having to get over their pride and seek help.

Internal Instinct - #11: You have encountered something that you simply cannot defeat or overcome on your own. Strength lays in numbers, and friends can be your best allies. Show your Felvarg coming together with others, be it family, friends, or strangers, to overcome this obstacle.


Internal Instinct - #12: We can’t always win them all, but we sure can try. Depict your Felvarg’s reaction to losing, or winning, a heated competition. Are they a sore loser or a respectful champion?

Internal Instinct - #13: It is important for your Felvarg to understand their basic need for self preservation, which governs their need for material supplies and security. How do they protect themselves from harm and ensure their survival?

Internal Instinct - #14: Maintaining relationships isn’t always easy, but in the end it is always worth it. Depict your Felvarg showing they care, even if it isn’t in the most conventional manner.

Wild Prompt: Your first kill, alone, the prey? a beast high in the mountaintops on the island. It will not be an easy task and stealth is key, depict your Felvarg prowling or otherwise preparing to strike, how will you go about staying undetected and will you fail due to the mountains lack of resources?


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Starry-Storm's avatar
Starry-StormHobbyist General Artist
Do they need to be done by you or can you ask someone else?
Katakire's avatar
KatakireProfessional Digital Artist
Passage of Courtships and Hierarchy Updates can be completed by you or by other people! Some people like to trade USD, in-game items, or even breeding slots in exchange for these types of images.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions!
Starry-Storm's avatar
Starry-StormHobbyist General Artist
Ok, thank you!
XRayla-DrawsX's avatar
XRayla-DrawsXStudent Digital Artist
So when your fel completes PoCs, does it get 6 breeding slots? (Then Of course you can get more by HU)
Ulfrheim's avatar
Yes, once you complete your POC's that felvarg receives 6 slots <3
-katakire
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Feral-Ringo-ZebraHobbyist Digital Artist
ok lets see i got this right.

You do one of the  prompts above with 1 or 2 puppers, then do you do the same prompt again to ad another image to get a better score, what are the other images ment to be of if thats not right?
Is there any benifit to the diffrent scores other than EXP
TaiBerry's avatar
TaiBerryHobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there,

You will do one prompt from 'The Beginning' section and one prompt from the 'Internal Instinct' section. You can use up to 2 Felvargs in each image. To try and get a better score,
you can do up to 2 bonus images/stories. The benefit of getting a higher score is a better medal which awards additional EXP.

Gold Medal - 15 EXP
Silver Medal - 10 EXP
Bronze Medal - 5 EXP

But EXP is the only benefit you get from a higher score/better medal. Does that make sense?
Cryptillian's avatar
CryptillianHobbyist Digital Artist
When I finish a prompt is there a place I submit it?
Ulfrheim's avatar
Hey there! When you finish both the PoC prompts required, you can submit them to the current month's Hierarchy Updates for judging! The HU journal is linked on the front page. :heart:
~Iceshadow0231
Kheisa's avatar
KheisaHobbyist Digital Artist
If I'm doing a set of POCs with two Felvargs in, do both have to be the same prompt number? So for example, if they're at Lake Lysa and Fel A is swimming and Fel B is hovering anxiously on shore, could Fel A be submitted as the Beginning prompt 15 (first swim) and Fel B be submitted as the Beginning prompt 11 (first contact with something new i.e. a body of water)?

For that matter, do they both have to be judged for the same prompt category at the same time? Or can one be judged for the Beginning and the other for Internal Instinct, like the same scenario but Fel B dipping its toe into the water for Internal Instinct prompt 7 (facing a fear)? Of course if they have to be for the same prompt number they'll be the same category, but I thought I'd ask just in case.
Ulfrheim's avatar
Hey there, so sorry for the late reply. They would have to be the same prompt to qualify for the PoCs. If you think of it this way, you cannot get a fishing image also rolled as adventure, which is much the same here. If using the same image for different prompts, it would be classified as reusing the image. :heart: I hope this helps! If you have any more questions, feel free to ping my account so I can get back to you!

~MrsEvelyn
Kheisa's avatar
KheisaHobbyist Digital Artist
No worries - that makes sense, thank you! C:
solatax's avatar
solataxHobbyist General Artist
Ohh so if I understand this correctly, when you upload a drawing can you also add some short writing in the description for extra points or is it only one or the other?
Ulfrheim's avatar
Yes! You can add an extra 500 word story or an extra drawing of your characters to your PoC in an attempt to get a higher medal. :heart:

~MrsEvelyn
solatax's avatar
solataxHobbyist General Artist
That's really cool! Thank you for responding! :D
Ulfrheim's avatar
Glad to be of help! :heart:

~MrsEvelyn
King-Castle's avatar
hello, can one set of Poc's be applied to two Direwolves or dose each one of them have to have a separate one?
Ulfrheim's avatar
Hey there,

There can be up to two Felvargs displayed/taking part in PoC's at a time, they do not have to be separate.

- TaiBerry
Valieh-ARPG's avatar
Hey! I was just wondering if both PoC's are needed to be uploaded in the same month to apply the Monthly Bonus or is it just applicable for the one PoC that has the bonus?
Ulfrheim's avatar
Hi there! You need to post the PoCs on the journal on the month of the bonus for it to apply! So for instance, you need to post in the journal in July to apply for the July bonus. Hope that helps!
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m-idlifecrisisHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, how long do PoC's usually take to get awarded? : o 
Ulfrheim's avatar
Hey there! Not long at all, they were just rolled yesterday.
Teeth-Claws-and-More's avatar
Teeth-Claws-and-MoreStudent Artist
Hello! I was wondering if theres a way for me to re-do my passage of courtship?
Ulfrheim's avatar
Re-do them in what way? Once judged, you cannot put more in for judging unless you do a make-over kit, which erases everything besides used slots. If you wanted to alter the image, you can make small alterations to it.
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