In place of Summer Beast Trials, a special crossover event is taking place!
The world of Lunerest has collided with ours. There are many events taking place both here and over at Lunerest,
so please check them out!
It was a quiet night as Noë walked with Villiso and his gaggle of boarlets. They squealed and scrambled around their legs playfully as they walked. Villiso was dragging a giant leaf full of moonflowers to Aiti’s Pool for the ritual. The aitielkh around had all gathered to help Villiso’s boarlets gather these special flowers for tonight; Noë was looking forward to seeing what the ritual would bring. The group soon reached the pool and saw none other than Usnea waiting for them.
“Welcome.” Usnea’s quiet and warm voice greeted them as Usnea came out from the undergrowth. “I heard you’re looking to use the pool tonight, Villiso.”
“Hello, Usnea.” Noë greeted the shaggy aitielkh warmly with a touch of their nose to Usnea’s. They watched as Villiso began pouring the flowers into the pool.
“Yes, I had a strange vision.” Villiso mused as his boarlets watched from behind him, “Something of corruption, something of…moons.” he trailed off as the water had already begun shining. Noë’s eyes widened and they backed up to stand beside Usnea.
Villiso laid down by the pool and closed his eyes, focusing hard on remembering his vision. The water began to swell, getting brighter and brighter, the water taking on the soft pink colours of the petals. Noë and Usnea watched, their mouths agape as the water swirled into a towering whirlpool and began reflecting the stars of the sky.
“Wh-whoa…” Noë let out without even thinking.
“Look!” Usnea exclaimed, peering out from their overgrown mane at the sky. “The…moons?” they finished confusedly. Noë looked up to see that two additional moons had slowly begun to appear in the sky.
“Three moons? We have three moons?” Noë said in disbelief.
“Not that I knew of.” Usnea replied, way too nonchalantly. Noë shot them a dirty look before continuing to watch the starry whirlpool. Villiso had now opened his eyes, beams of light coming out of them.
“It’s almost done.” Villiso said with laboured breath as the whirlpool got bigger and bigger, faster and faster; until it stopped completely and crashed down, splashing everyone around the pool. Noë flinched at the splash and shook their pelt annoyedly. When they looked to the pool again, the moonflowers were gone and the water was normal again. The only thing that seemed to change was the sky, the three moons looming in the night sky mysteriously.
“Was…that it? We have three moons now?” Noë said in disbelief.
“I don’t think so, Noë.” Usnea said, shifting on their feet uncomfortably, “I feel something.”
“Me too.” Villiso replied, getting to his feet and looking up to the sky. Noë looked up to the three moons with him and after a few seconds a hole opened up in the sky between the moons.
“Oh!” Noë exclaimed, “A… hole? A black hole?” Noë said fearfully.
“I don’t think so, it feels…” Usnea began, but was quickly interrupted as black mist started pouring out. Villiso quickly started wrangling his boarlets, all of his hair standing on end.
“We need to get away!” he shouted, the urgency in his voice scared Noë as they continued to watch the black mist. “That mist, I recognize it!” Villiso continued, “It must be corru-” Villiso was cut off by a grating screech that shook everyone to their very core. Noë crouched down, pinning their ears to the back of their head in pain. A huge shadowy figure began to descend from the sky. It looked like some sort of huge, shadowy sea creature with giant fangs and a pointed tail.
“What is that thing?” Noë yelled over the noise.
“It doesn’t matter, let’s go!” Villiso started pushing Usnea away as Noë continued to stare. Noë’s hooves felt glued to the ground. They were frozen in terror. “RUN!” Villiso’s booming voice snapped Noë out of it and they turned to run.
Noë raced through the forest, their heart pounding in their ears as they heard frenzied hoofbeats all around. The entire forest’s inhabitants were running from that thing. They heard the screech again and stumbled on a rock, falling painfully to their knees.
“Help!” Noë screamed as the beast in the sky started hurtling down towards them. They were scrambling to get to their feet when they saw a giant black beam of mist heading towards them. Noë sprang to their feet and tried to dodge out of the way but the mist had hit them on one of their eyes. They bugled in pain as the searing mist scorched through their fur and hide. Breathing heavily, they scrambled behind a tree and began running again, not having time to worry about their wound. As they were running they heard a familiar, metallicy sing-songy voice.
“ᏁᎧᏋ, Ꭵ ᎦᎧᏬᏁᎴ ᎩᎧᏬ, ᏇᏂᎩ ᎥᏕ ᏖᏂᏋᏒᏋ Ꮧ ፈᎧᏒᏒᏬᎮᏖᎥᎧᏁ ᏰᏋᏗᏕᏖ ᎥᏁ ᏕᎥᏝᏦᏦᏗᏕᏕᏗ, ᎧᏂ ᎷᎩ ᎷᎧᎧᏁᏕ, ᎩᎧᏬᏒ ᎦᏗፈᏋ?” Noë screeched to a halt, looking around wildly. They recognized that voice and that jumbled mix of bepotelkh-tongue and lunerestian speech.
“Matka! Matka, you’re here!” the fluffy, flying creature came into view. Matka was the Lunerestian ambassador moxyn that Noë had come to know so well. “What are you doing here?” Noë said between gasps.
“Ꭵ ፈᏗᎷᏋ ᏰᏋፈᏗᏬᏕᏋ Ꭵ ᏂᏋᏗᏒᎴ-” Noë interrupted them,
“Slow down, Matka, I can’t understand you when you talk so fast!” Noë chided. Matka took a deep breath and landed in front of Noë.
“I don’t know! Well, I know some of it. Villiso had a vision that we needed to do a ritual, we gathered moonflowers and went to the Aiti pool. It summoned those moons at first but then… something else came out.” Matka’s fur began bristling and their expression was of pure fear.
“What!!! That is so incredibly reckless!!!” Matka hissed. “It seems there was corruption here that is now MUCH STRONGER because of that portal to Lunerest and I-” Matka was interrupted as a blast of corruption shot past the two of them. “We need to get somewhere safer!!! Follow me!” Matka took flight and began leading Noë away.
“Wait, I’ll just use my magic to-” Noë began to turn to face the beast, but was quickly grabbed by Matka’s magic by the antlers.
Soon the two came to a large, thick grove of trees and pushed their way in. Usnea was inside waiting for them.
“Noë, your face!” Usnea gasped upon seeing the two enter. They tried to run up to touch Noë’s wound but Matka pushed their way between them.
“Usnea, no! You’ll get corrupted too.” Matka held their paws up.
“Why do you guys keep talking about my face like that?” Noë said, distraught, “Is it that bad?”
“It is strange.” Usnea cocked their head as they observed the black patch over Noë’s eye. It was gently oozing black moon and star shapes off of it.
“I’m not really sure how corruption affects aitielkh.” Matka said, hovering near Noë’s effected eye and observing. “Usually for xyns it causes us to be leeched of our magic and enter a semi-feral state where we cannot control ourselves.”
“WHAT?” Noë cried, “I’m going to lose control of myself? No, no, no!” Noë reared up in distress.
“I’m not sure!” Matka cried, “All we can do is wait and try to keep you safe.” Matka looked worriedly at the two, “We should reach out to Lunerest’s queens and get help. I’m sure we can heal you.” Matka gently pet Noë’s mane to try to comfort them, “Usnea, what should we say?”
“Well,” Usnea laid down, Noë and Matka following suit. “I guess we should begin with, ‘we opened a portal’”. The three laid together to hurriedly craft a letter. Matka finished it up and held it in their magic.
“I have to go report to the queens with all of this information, you two have to start warning everyone and trying to get anyone magical to a hidden place. These beasts will eat all of your magic and only grow stronger.” The two aitielkh nodded, their lips pressed tightly together. “We’ll fix this.” Matka said and quickly hugged the two aitielkh before grabbing onto their warpstone and disappearing. Noë looked to Usnea and the two elkh got up and set out to find the others.
The world of lunerest
This event is a crossover with Lunerest. Lunerest is a world of almost perpetual night, where only brave xyns can dimension-hop (and thus some may indeed have visited Silkkassa!). But this world is dangerous as it contains corruption beasts which need to feed on magic to survive. You can read more about Lunerest species here!
The event prompt can be entered by any elkh, not just aitielkh, but please read carefully so you understand the event rules and rewards, as this event is replacing beast trials. You may even include other creatures like lunerestians, shroomkin, habapi, and humans this time around!
See WORLD >PROMPTS >Limited Prompts
Event traits & PRizes
Restricted event traits include:
Corruption markings: (Aiti only) dark markings that ooze dark stars and moons.
Trailing stars: (Aiti or Bep/Sono) A glowing star enchantment which trails behind the elkh.
Star rune: (Aiti or Bep/Sono) A glowing star enchantment which hovers quietly over the head of the elkh.
Cupie wings: (Aiti only) Feathered or bat wings which are tiny and float above the elkh.
Halo: (Aiti only) A shining, sparkling halo appears above the elkh's head or around the tail or legs.
Starmoles from Lunerest have appeared in Silkkassa and Miatias!
Dusky, Powder, and Pricklypear moles are available in the event shop for Lunar Gildes.
Another enchanted accessory appears! This magical ribbon from Lunerest has magical qualities. If an aitielkh wears it, they can control the ribbons and use them to interact with the world! The colors can change to match with the owner. On a non-magical elkh, it's just very pretty.
And a special elkh accessory has been made by lunerestians to celebrate their arrival in the bepoltekh world! The Lunar Halter features the iconic night sky motif of Lunerest.
Event Advent Calendar
Advent calendar returns this month with gilde or lunar gilde rewards daily. Check in every day this month to get a Matka plush bonus prize at the end!
Event MYO Moodboard Raffle
These moodboard MYOs will be raffled off on July 1st! You can pick up a ticket using gildes in the Event Shop! Each MYO must use the attached traits and should follow the palette fairly closely. After you buy your raffle ticket, be sure to open it in your inventory or you won't be entered into the raffle!
Each winner can only win once! So if the first raffle is rolled and person A wins, person A will not be rolled for any of the other raffles. If person B then wins the second raffle, they will not be rolled in the remaining raffles, etc. So please choose carefully! <3
You can check your entries anytime by going to ACTIVITY >Raffles
See WORLD >GILDE SHOPS >Event Shop
See ACTIVITY >Raffles
Summer seasonal Shop Rotation
The seasonal shop stock has rotated with some brand new accessories and giftwraps!
The pride accessories, like other official accessories, can have altered color. These can be substituted with any LGBTQIA pride flag in your artwork.
Three new summer giftwraps are available! Sunny skies, constellations, and rainbow celebration.
See WORLD >Gilde Shops >Elkh Shop
Changes to rolled fawn MYO and gilde bought myo RESALE RULES
Going forward, we're disallowing the resale of MYO rolled fawns or any MYO that was bought with in game currency (gIldes). As the group grows and changes, we sometimes feel the need to tweak rules, and this is one of those things we've been considering for awhile now. If you get official custom designs of your rolled fawns (not rebases) by Herboreal or Nopal, they may be resold. If you get a rebase by Herboreal of an adult MYO you may resell the design. If you buy a MYO slot with irl money, the character made with the slot may be resold.
Please note this change does not apply retroactively; any rolled fawn MYOs you own and have already had designed can continue to be resold freely. However, any designs that pass through the system starting June 1st 2023 will be marked as gift/trade only, regardless of how long the slot has existed.
ODDS & ENDS
- The Featured Character is updated on the front page!
- Keep your eyes open for additional events next month!
- A Beast Trial guide has been added to the guides page.
- Redesign potion and trait swap potion information has been updated to specify it's only to be used on previously approved designs (cannot be used on rolled fawns until they've been grown).
- Timbre is taking another break! Commissions are closed; please do not ask for comms or trades. You can ask to be added to the pinglist anytime!
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