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Guide: Passage of Courtship

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 12:56 PM


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.


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)


The Beginning - #1: Your Felvarg is learning new things every day and right now their practicing how to stalk. Depict your Felvarg as a pup, stalking and preparing to pounce on something for the first time. Perhaps it's a leaf, lizard, small animal, skull, rock, or even their parents/pack mates.

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.

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: There comes a time for all Felvargs to understand the importance of caring for others and sharing among their pack. Depict your Felvarg sharing something special with their parent, a sibling, or a pack member. (Can be food, a makeshift toy, etc.)

The Beginning - #9: Don't be afraid to go it alone! Depict your young Felvarg using their imagination and creativity to discover their inner strength, and learning how to be an independent and self-sufficient member of society.

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)


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:  All packs need to have a leader, your Felvarg may not be an Alpha yet, but they can still practice displaying these characteristics. Depict your Felvarg overcoming a very difficult task, perhaps it learns strength, kindness, forgiveness or loyalty.

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: A key part to the process of independence is to know when you are also needed. It soon will not be uncommon for others to rely on you for help and guidance. Depict your Felvarg coming across and helping an injured or troubled Alpha, Pack Member, or Relative.

Internal Instinct - #9:  Your Felvarg runs into a unknown female in the middle of giving birth. You're not sure what to do, but she's alone and scared. Depict your Felvarg either helping or adding to the panic.

 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.
 November Bonus: 1,000 FC.

 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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:iconcryptillian:
Cryptillian Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I finish a prompt is there a place I submit it?
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
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
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Kheisa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
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.
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
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
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Kheisa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
No worries - that makes sense, thank you! C:
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solatax Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist 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?
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
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
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solatax Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool! Thank you for responding! :D
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
Glad to be of help! :heart:

~MrsEvelyn
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King-Castle Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
hello, can one set of Poc's be applied to two Direwolves or dose each one of them have to have a separate one?
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
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
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Valieh-ARPG Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
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?
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
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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lnfestissumam Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, how long do PoC's usually take to get awarded? : o 
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner May 12, 2018
Hey there! Not long at all, they were just rolled yesterday.
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Teeth-Claws-and-More Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Student Artist
Hello! I was wondering if theres a way for me to re-do my passage of courtship?
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
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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Teeth-Claws-and-More Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Student Artist
re-do them as in completely scrap my precious passages and start new ones to try and get a better score :'0?? its fine if there isnt a way to do that but i was just wondering if it was a possibility since i missed out on the bonus's you can get through completeing the rites
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
Unfortunately, that isn't something that we allow at this time, so sorry about that!
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Teeth-Claws-and-More Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Student Artist
no problem!! thank you for the help!
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DreamDrifter91 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi so I finally have 2 Felvargs I'd like to try my first time doing PoCs and would like chance for the april bonus on the Instinct prompt fo the scar pack buuut I'm worried I won't get both images completed before the end of month.
Am I able to submit one at a time to have a chance at the bonus? or they both have to be submitted together?
or like if say Instinct was submitted in April it could still get the bonus even if the Begining Prompt was posted next month if I run out of time. If that make sense??  
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
You have to have them both up and submitted by the end of the month to apply for the bonus, since we don't go off the image dates but instead the date that the form was submitted! :heart:
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DreamDrifter91 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand. :) Thank you for taking the time to explain clearly! :heart:

Just wanted to double check before starting any prompts ^.^
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Stormsfeather Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is the december bonus only applicable for internal instinct - #14?
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Katakire Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, the Bonuses only apply to one prompt and they change monthly <3
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Stormsfeather Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay thanks akire!! <3
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BlackFurPictures Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a limit to how many images/literature you can add for the additional bonus? o:
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017
Yes! It's one image/lit per prompt, so two total.

~MrEvelyn
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BlackFurPictures Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For the literature bonus, would it be alright to have it posted in the description of the image? Or do we have to have it separate? ovo
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BlackFurPictures Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, thank you!
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DoktorrSketchy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The last prompt, The Witch's Domain, is that also apart of the PoC? It would count as the second part?
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017
Yes, it is our special prompt for the month of October! It would be used as your Internal Instinct prompt c:

- Katherine
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CappuccinoDragon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Student General Artist
It says up to 2 Felvarg can participate in a single entry, so could I do my two fels together, or would it have to be one of mine and one of someone else's/starter?  I plan to have my current two fels be mates, which is why I kind of want to do their PoC together. :)
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
It can be both of yours! No starter is necessary~

- Kry
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CappuccinoDragon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Student General Artist
Awesome!  I can draw my two fels being cute derps together <3  Thank you for the reply!
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FishedFight Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
For the #10 sharing prompt, can they be depicted sharing with another creature other than a felvarg?
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
"Depict your Felvarg as a pup learning how to share with a litter mate, pack mate, or Dam/Sire."

It would have to be another Felvarg. :heart:
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FishedFight Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
alrighty!
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k0guma Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
What do you mean exactly by "fending off the danger" in the Internal Instinct - Prompt number 2 ? You mean like fleeing /running away from the threat or could the felvarg doing the PoC face the danger/threat in order to defend the pup?
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k0guma Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Gotcha! Thanks Eve
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
Either or! As long as they are shown trying to save the pups in some way or form. It could be helping the pups sneak away, or fending off the danger/threat to the little ones.

~MrsEvelyn
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Justt-K Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saw this asked Here , but didn't see it answered and I'm curious as well.

How many bonus lit/images can you make for the PoC? 
Also, do the bonus images apply to both prompts or do you have to make separate bonuses per prompt? 
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nocturnalowlet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello!

As our Guide: Passage of Courtship says, the bonus is per image, meaning you can have a bonus image or story for both The Beginning and Internal Instinct pieces (2 bonuses total for one PoC). If only one bonus was to be included it would only count for one of the prompts, not both, so if you wanted the greatest benefit from your bonuses you would need to have 2!

I hope that helps, if you have further questions feel free to ask!
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Justt-K Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thanks. 
How about how many images? Is it limited to any certain amount per image or can you make as many as you want? 
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nocturnalowlet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is only one bonus per prompt. So in a single PoC submission for one Felvarg, there can be a total of two bonuses.
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Justt-K Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank-you ^^ 
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Tyoka-ARPG Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
Can the required images be in one image?
For example, from what I read to qualify a passage of courtship, 2-500x500 images of different prompts in one image?
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Ulfrheim Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017
No, you need two separate images! One image for the Beginning and another for Internal Instincts.
~MrsEvelyn
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Tyoka-ARPG Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
alrighty! 
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