During the months of cold and snow,
a strange little critter began to show.
With their tails all aglow, fluttering slow,
taking shelter in trees where they could lie low.
Lumibugs! Or so they were named,
and Wyngrew found out that these bugs could be tamed.
They loved all the colorful glowing lights,
bringing a cold holiday to new heights.
So they hung fruits and sweets, upon branches of trees,
Hoping to save them from the cold winter breeze.
The Lumibugs loved all the sweet treats that were hung,
They stayed through the winter, to the branches they clung.
Trees gleamed with warmth, from the blaze of the bugs,
Wyngrew were grateful, trading gifts and giving hugs.
The holiday spirit would grow and would grow,
All thanks to the Lumibugs glow~
What are Lumibugs?
Lumibugs are considered to be lucky, and therefore it is unlucky to purposefully harm one.
The relationship between Wyngrew and Lumibugs is thought to have begun when during cold winter months, Wyngrew bringing in firewood or evergreen boughs for decoration would discover the bugs among the branches or under the bark where they had been taking refuge. Like many insects that live longer than a year, they overwinter by finding places to hibernate where they will be safe from frost.
Wyngrew homes would be almost ideal as they stay warm througout the winter, but if the bugs do not get cold enough to hibernate they require food and water. Winter can be a hard time for everyone, and as the lumibugs are considered charming and good luck, some Wyngrew took to bringing in evergreen branches or even small trees to their homes, and decorate them with hanging fruit to provide a comfortable environment for them. In return they enjoyed the beauty of the happy lumibugs' colorful twinkling lights warming their winter homes.
Additionally, the lumibugs' good fortune was thought to protect the family living in the home as well, although being able to provide for the tiny guests is a good sign that the family hosting them is doing well.
Curiously, lumibugs who spend a lot of time around Wyngrew live longer than ones in the wild.
The idea that lumibugs are lucky may be even older still, however. Folk tales going way back beyond memory state that watching their colorful light displays in the spring and summer will increase one's chances of finding true love, or strengthen the bonds of couples who watch them. Watching a lumibug light dance is still considered romantic to this day.
Lumibugs are a closed species created by Feligriffin and you can find out more about them through the Guide Below!
How do I enter the Event?
This event is simple and basically acts as a fancy weekly Prompt with prizes!
Draw your Wyngro interacting in the Lumibug spirit!
They can be glowing in a tree, fluttering around your Wyngro, or maybe your Wyngro is afraid of them? Be creative!
And for something different-- you MUST add some sort of background to your entry this time! - doesn't have to be fancy. Just do your best. :3
Once your entry is submitted to our “Lumibug Event” folder, you may give ONE of your Wyngrew ONE of the following upgrades for FREE!
Lumibug Antenna - Little moth-like antenna! These are placed above your Wyngro's eyebrows. (Or can peek out from hair)
How to obtain: EVENT ONLY
Glowing eyes/pupils Your Wyngro's eyes may glow brightly in the dark or at will!
Coins needed: 115
Additional Requirements: 6 Months Age & Make some sort of glowing animation with your Wyngro! (Can include this glowing eye upgrade)
Fluff Tail Feeling a bit wolf-like maybe?
Coins needed: 55
Additional Requirements: 2 months Age
Curled Fluff Tail PUPPYYYYYYYY
Coins needed: --
Additional Requirements: YCH Auction
Everyone also gets this special sticker!
When does the event end?
This event will conclude once the New Year begins, so make sure to have any participating drawings in before then!
We hope that all members are having a lovely holiday to those celebrating, and we hope you enjoy this event!