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Quality of Life Updates & New Lore Section!

Posted 2 weeks ago :: Last edited 2 weeks ago by mewhaku
Today we have some Quality of Life Updates we'd like to share along with some other News!

 

As per some recent suggestions [on our Discord server, recently updated to be called World of Lingua!] we've added the following:

1. Traits are now categorized on the Masterlist! Meaning you don't have to scroll down just alphabetically anymore. They're under headers!

2. We now have a left-hand sidebar for News and Sales that more clearly allows for navigation on these pages- and Sales showing OPEN/CLOSED Sale entries more easily!

We also have a COMPLETELY NEW section to our Lore page regarding a catalog of previous Prompts! While they won't give special rewards anymore, perhaps one of them could inspire an art or writing piece if you're in need of some inspiration? =) [Many thanks to Speedy for putting this together!]

And finally, we are nearing completion of all the Art Assets for the Whiffling Achievements update. It is NOT DONE yet- as we still need to prepare the split to the Achievements page and make additional backend work such as spreadsheets to keep proper logs. So stay tuned!

We think you'll enjoy the final goal this additional Achievements set up will have too... !

November Spotlight & Site Updates

Posted 3 weeks ago :: Last edited 3 weeks ago by mewhaku

 

Hello everyone! We hope you enjoyed the little Halloween Advent event and look forward to more in the future! We have a few things of note to mention in the last bit of updates, things coming up, and similar!

Firstly, we now have a clock on site at the bottom of all pages. Helps keep track of site time much easier. We also had some updates to our user page layout where you can see user Gallery uploads on that page as well, and two sections for Paralogos and Whiffling Achievement boxes. You may have noticed the Whiffling Achievement items are all now on site. We're hoping to get that fully uploaded soon. I (Mew) am moving houses offline this month so unfortunately I can't finish art assets super speedily, though writing assets are easier to complete on the go.  We'll keep you posted of any new updates! But feel free to browse those and their requirements to prepare!

TO CLARIFY: Do NOT send in Whiffling Achievement claims until the feature is released. We are simply giving a tease to this in progress feature right now. 

 


The new Monthly Prompt has been released: Night of Lights

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The Spotlight member this month is Inkcess !

We picked Inkcess this month for all of the continued submissions and designs you've made as of late- we appreciate and adore your enthusiasm for this group, and thank you for bringing your creativity into the group with yourself!

Thank you again for making this group a better place.

As a repeat nomimation member will already have a card, this is more of an honorary distinction than an additional bonus.

We thank you so again for making this group a better place. And we wouldn't be what we are without you!

 

 


This month #605 Paranormal Investigator and #90 Parsley have taken the winning spots in our poll!

They belong to Fulgarite and PromptoBeans respectively!

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos or Whiffling through the month of November will get a bonus +3 flat INK or +3 Bottlecaps.

The owner of the Spotlight character will not gain this additional bonus,
but are still rewarded the normal currency from having someone else draw your owned character.

 


Finally... we honor:


This is a collection of some of the wonderful artworks and writing that have been submitted to our group the last month.
Thank you all for your contributions! There were so many wonderful things uploaded this past month! Please view our Gallery for more.

 

 
 

Please visit LogosLibrary to see who is still up for sale in general.
We have the Sales page on site too! Looks like we're clearing out some of the older friends that have been looking for homes!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of November-
None!

Happiest of birthdays to our members celebrating this month! If you haven't signed up yet, please do as you'll get a gift!

Note: Birthday Sign-Ups are now done via Claims.
For more information on how to use this feature, please refer to the User Guide.

Grab your Trick or Treat Bags! 2021 Halloween Event!

Posted 1 month ago :: Last edited 1 month ago by mewhaku
Ahaha, you thought we weren't prepared for the most spooky season of Tricks and Treats!

Not to worry friends and members of all kinds, Jack and Monty have you covered.


Our Advent Calendar of Trick or Treat Bags Starts October 17th!


By logging into the site once per day from October 17th - October 31st

and if you head to this link,

you'll be able to receive this mysterious item:

Inside of it, you'll be able to pick one of the following:

or 

And reap faublously spooky rewards! 


This is a claiming style event, no extra participation is needed!
You'll receive an extra goodie if you claim all the days some say... 

Enjoy the season and reap some hauntingly amazing rewards for your chosen species!

We're working on more site features in the shadows... but please enjoy your tricks and treats in the mean time! :D

Affiliate Requests are Open! + More News

Posted 1 month ago :: Last edited 1 month ago by mewhaku

Hello all! We're nearing the midpoint of the month and have a few more dedicated things to say, especially since we bumped the Spotlight News Post a few times already.

 


Affiliate Requests are now Open!


This means that you can follow the link above [it is also on the home page bottom left] and submit an application to be an affiliate of our site. We do have an icon for users who don't have the 100x50 icons [basically how DeviantArt had group icons] prepped for their endeavors already. It is shown here:

We accept other Lorekeeper ARPG sites [and DeviantArt Groups amongst other options] and creative projects, just not links to solo individual personal pages or commission links for example. 
 


We are actively working on Whiffling Achievement Assets!


We do have all of the future Achievements for the Whiffling species written out and our major reward planned, so we hope you'll enjoy the feature once it is able to live with all required artwork and page updates. This month is turning out to be quite busy, so you'll have to excuse us for asking you to wait a bit longer. 

Canto, a previous mascot of the Whiffling species, will be our Whiffling representative for the Achievements feature. Not to worry, Libra is still the presiding force for the Paralogos side of things.
 


...and stay tuned for more this month!

 

It appears there's a chill in the air, after all, old Jack and Monty seem to be stirring up some trouble. Monty, supposedly in his past, had been known to invite some interesting events into the local Whiffling community. Jack, of course, has starred in some previous prompts of a spookier nature. 
 

October Spotlight & More News!

Posted 1 month ago :: Last edited 1 month ago by mewhaku

 

Another UPDATE - 10/7/21 - Achievements [Awards] have now been moved from inventory items into your Award Case! We're working on continuing to clean up and organize the feature as well as prep the Whiffling prong of the feature too. =) If there's any errors, just let us know!

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FLASH UPDATE- Late on October 1st Night...!

We have been able to bring quite a few updates online… although the main team of administrators is quite busy offline this weekend so stay tuned for the more functional parts of these updates!

Amongst others, our main add-ons you should be aware of are the Affiliates Add-On and Awards [Achievements] Add-On. We will be bringing more details on these in the coming days, in terms of 1) how to join as an affiliate site AND 2) Bringing our Paralogos Achievement Items over to the Awards function AND bringing on Whiffling Achievements! [Finally!] Some other quality of life add-ons have been updated, such as fixing some bug fixes in Scavenger Hunts and similar. Assuming all goes well, we are actively working on some features like Co-Owners as well! Speedy ’s working hard getting them online, and Mouse and mewhaku are working on polishing and adding to these features!

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Hello all! We appreciate your patience in awaiting more site features- our main admin team has been quite busy this month offline for various reasons. We are actively working on adding more extensions and activities as we approach Halloween...!

I will say- this month you'll have some fun things to look forward to! Including a series of adoptables, mainly Paralogos but some Whifflings as well, almost every week in the coming month! Our recent set from @xJaydreamerx kicks this series off which you may have seen previously! =) And of course... today we have a Fall themed set from Shadonut ! So definitely check things out this month!

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Also, a small clarification and note moving forward in terms of Whifflings species guidelines. We've found that it seems unclear what amount needs to have influence from the scent involved, so moving forward we've added the following to the Whiffling Design Guide [the Do's Section]:

"A Whiffling's Scent Influence needs to either have indirect themeing (colors or general style that make the influence clear), AND/OR approximately 25% or more of that scent influence directly on the body (incl. body parts like tails, skirts, hair, etc. that are made to look like the scent).
Essentially, if you can remove a few flowers (for example) and you don't get the context that it is a floral scented Whiffling, that's too little." 

Any designs that may not fit this will be grandfathered in/require no changes, but we're realizing after looking at the Masterlist that Whifflings seem to in some cases be facing an issue of not looking enough like their Scent Influence. On more abstract scents this has a bit more "up to interpretation", but for things like plants, flowers, and objects, this should be an easier clarification to follow.

 


The new Monthly Prompt has been released: Homely Haunts

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The Spotlight member this month is Jingletail !

We picked Jingletail this month for all of the wonderful new characters and submissions that they've added since joining! Such a lovely and kind start to your time here in the World of Lingua. Thanks so much for being here!

Thank you again for making this group a better place.
You will be awarded a membership card:

[Which we are still working on use wise, thank you for your patience.
You can of course claim the Achievement for becoming Spotlight Member!]

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We thank you so again for making this group a better place. And we wouldn't be what we are without you!

 

 


This month #601 Rebirth and #129 Freshly Brewed Coffee have taken the winning spots in our poll!

They belong to Jingletail and Speedy respectively!

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos or Whiffling through the month of October will get a bonus +3 flat INK or +3 Bottlecaps.

The owner of the Spotlight character will not gain this additional bonus,
but are still rewarded the normal currency from having someone else draw your owned character.

 


Finally... we honor:


This is a collection of some of the wonderful artworks and writing that have been submitted to our group the last month.
Thank you all for your contributions! There were so many wonderful things uploaded this past month! Please view our Gallery for more.

 

 
 

Please visit LogosLibrary to see who is still up for sale in general.
We have the Sales page on site too!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of October-
Shrike , bonnbonn , Fafnir , and Andie!

Happiest of birthdays to our members celebrating this month! If you haven't signed up yet, please do as you'll get a gift!

Note: Birthday Sign-Ups are now done via Claims.
For more information on how to use this feature, please refer to the User Guide.

September Spotlight

Posted 2 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by mewhaku

 

We'd like to make mention that we had many amazing applicants for the Official Guest Artist call we had in August! We have contacted 4 of these individuals and are actively planning a release timeline for some lovely GA adopt ideas! =) If you were not contacted, don't worry- we may reach out down the road after these sets are done! Right now the timeline looks as though our current group will be all released by mid-November, just for reference. 

Also, we have a clarification on the Whiffling Scent Decorations trait and drink/liquid themed scents in terms of how liquid body parts may present, so do check it out!

 

 


The new Monthly Prompt has been released: Talented Theatre

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The Spotlight member this month is xJaydreamerx !

We picked xJaydreamerx this month for all of the amazing artwork and designs Jaidyn has contributed to the group since joining! You have brought so much warmth and kindness as well in your time being a member here.

Thank you again for making this group a better place.
You will be awarded a membership card:

[Which we are still working on use wise, thank you for your patience.
You can of course claim the Achievement for becoming Spotlight Member!]

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We thank you so again for making this group a better place. And we wouldn't be what we are without you!

 

 


This month #476 Music and #126 Tropical Twilight Detergent have taken the winning spots in our poll!

They belong to Oboe and 4sparkles respectively!

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos or Whiffling through the month of August will get a bonus +3 flat INK or +3 Bottlecaps.

The owner of the Spotlight character will not gain this additional bonus,
but are still rewarded the normal currency from having someone else draw your owned character.

 


Finally... we honor:


This is a collection of some of the wonderful artworks and writing that have been submitted to our group the last month.
Thank you all for your contributions! There were so many wonderful things uploaded this past month! Please view our Gallery for more.

 

 
 

Please visit LogosLibrary to see who is still up for sale in general.
We have the Sales page on site too!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of September-
Mouse , Speedy , and Jess  !

Happiest of birthdays to our members celebrating this month! If you haven't signed up yet, please do as you'll get a gift!

Note: Birthday Sign-Ups are now done via Claims.
For more information on how to use this feature, please refer to the User Guide.

August Spotlight & Guest Artist Apps Open!

Posted 3 months ago :: Last edited 3 months ago by mewhaku

 

Hello all! We hope that Art Fight went well for anyone participating over the course of July, and that for those who didn't participate that you all had a good July otherwise! We have a few announcements for the month of August that we'd like to mention...

Firstly, we have a New Fae Trait for Whifflings, which evens out the total of Devilish and Fae traits. It is called Moving or Growing Markings. You may have seen this on Mouse's Whiffling based around the Burnt Grass scent. We hope this allows for some fun new designing ideas! 

We also would like to open an Official Guest Artist call for August!

The date range will be today until August 28th where we'll take new submissions for the position. [This form is open otherwise, but during GA call periods we will respond much quicker after an 'end' date!] We have a new Page full of the information about the (temporary) position and all about how Guest Designs are processed for either the Paralogos or Whiffling Species. We also have notes about how we handle Unofficial Designs for either species, as we have seen Design Trades going back and forth amongst members and questions about our stance or how these things are handled in general. 

Also, we'd like to offer a small reminder that Monthly Prompt submissions now actively require that a user state if they'd like a bonus currency to be in Ink or Bottlecaps. We've recently had submissions where this was not specified, so please note this for the future. Please also be mindful of forms when submitting Magic and Wisdom pieces as well! It helps us process things more quickly. 

 

 


The new Monthly Prompt has been released: Troublesome Theatrics

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The Spotlight member this month is Fulgarite !

We picked Fulgarite this month for all of the amazing Art Fight entries they submitted this past month! Many members did amazing works- and we'd like to also thank anyone who participated in drawing World of Lingua's species for Art Fight!
We have come to realize that we have been active for such a long time that many of our wonderful members have been Spotlighted once before. At this point, members will be eligible for repeat nominations. 

As a repeat nomimation member will already have a card, this is more of an honorary distinction than an additional bonus.

We thank you so again for making this group a better place. And we wouldn't be what we are without you!

 

 


This month #70 Chamomile Tea and #83 Burnt Grass have taken the winning spots in our poll!

They belong to Inkcess and Mouse respectively!

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos or Whiffling through the month of August will get a bonus +3 flat INK or +3 Bottlecaps.

The owner of the Spotlight character will not gain this additional bonus,
but are still rewarded the normal currency from having someone else draw your owned character.

 


Finally... we honor:


This is a collection of some of the wonderful artworks and writing that have been submitted to our group the last month.
Thank you all for your contributions! There were so many wonderful things uploaded this past month! Please view our Gallery for more.

 

 
 

Please visit LogosLibrary to see who is still up for sale in general. This past month we also had a sale from GA Phoenixfromthefire get released!
We have the Sales page on site too!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of August-
justlikesoup and xJaydreamerx !

Happiest of birthdays to our members celebrating this month! If you haven't signed up yet, please do as you'll get a gift!

Note: Birthday Sign-Ups are now done via Claims.
For more information on how to use this feature, please refer to the User Guide.

July Spotlight

Posted 4 months ago :: Last edited 4 months ago by mewhaku

 

Hey everyone! As we go into July... we wish everyone participating in Art Fight good luck this year! We also have some site updates as per usual.

Please remember that Art Fight entries do count as gifts! If you are submitting off-site artwork to get your currency rewards, please link us a Toyhouse gallery link or DeviantArt stash link with appropriate credits, as our staff will not process direct Art Fight links [as they require login, and just the image link won't have artist credits].

We have also made a major update for Staff for World of Lingua, as we now have an Official Staff Contract.
Future Guest Artists will have a version of this to agree to upon being selected from future applications. Also, any future Staff in general will need to sign it as well.

As part of officializing a Staff Contract however, mewhaku has created a wonderful set of Mementos to be awarded to past, present, and future Staff Members:

 

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These are in the process of being awarded to individuals with accounts currently on site eligible for these Mementos. This does mean that any past Guest Artists will receive that Memento as well!

We are working on developing the Memento concept more fully, and integrating it into the world's lore. These items tend to be made from natural and rare materials... so we hope to share more with you soon!

We'd also like to thank you all for the wonderful amount of activity and support we saw for the Linguan Pride Festival Event last month, and are going to hold it annually each June. If you have any suggestions on how to improve it or make it even more fun, let us know!

 


The new Monthly Prompt has been released: Sunglass Standoff

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The Spotlight member this month is Provie !

We picked Provie this month for all of the wonderful art trades we saw between her and other members during the Pride Event for 2021!
We have come to realize that we have been active for such a long time that many of our wonderful members have been Spotlighted once before. At this point, members will be eligible for repeat nominations. 

As a repeat nomimation member will already have a card, this is more of an honorary distinction than an additional bonus.

We thank you so again for making this group a better place. And we wouldn't be what we are without you!

 

 


This month #331 Fate and #63 Poinsettia have taken the winning spots in our poll!

They belong to Shrike and Andie respectively!

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos or Whiffling through the month of July will get a bonus +3 flat INK or +3 Bottlecaps.

The owner of the Spotlight character will not gain this additional bonus,
but are still rewarded the normal currency from having someone else draw your owned character.

 


Finally... we honor:


This is a collection of some of the wonderful artworks and writing that have been submitted to our group the last month.
Thank you all for your contributions! There were so many wonderful things uploaded this past month! Please view our Gallery for more.

 

 
 

Please visit LogosLibrary to see who is still up for sale in general. This past month we also had a sale from GA bio-zuzu get released!
We have the Sales page on site too!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of July-
tamingofthesandshrew , PromptoBeans , Howee !

Happiest of birthdays to our members celebrating this month! If you haven't signed up yet, please do as you'll get a gift!

Note: Birthday Sign-Ups are now done via Claims.
For more information on how to use this feature, please refer to the User Guide.

June Spotlight

Posted 5 months ago :: Last edited 5 months ago by mewhaku

 

Hey everyone! This month we've got some fun updates as you may have seen already!

We have primarily the Linguan Pride Event going on for the entire month of June as a start. Prompt entries also count towards this Event!

Secondly, we've re-added some information to the Chapter 5: Life Cycle (Paralogos) that was previously linked to on the image in that Chapter. 

Thirdly, are developing a similarly structured Chapter for Whifflings, so sit tight and we'll announce it once finished!

 

 


The new Monthly Prompt has been released: The Pride of Life

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The Spotlight member this month is Rattus !
Thank you for joining this group and your submissions thus far! We look forward to seeing what you'll do in the future as well.

Thank you again for making this group a better place.
You will be awarded a membership card:

[Which we are still working on use wise, thank you for your patience.
You can of course claim the Achievement for becoming Spotlight Member!]

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This month #553 Mischief and #119 Pepernoot have taken the winning spots in our poll!

They belong to Howee in both cases! Wow!

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos or Whiffling through the month of June will get a bonus +3 flat INK or +3 Bottlecaps.

The owner of the Spotlight character will not gain this additional bonus,
but are still rewarded the normal ink from having someone else draw your owned character.

 


Finally... we honor:


This is a collection of some of the wonderful artworks and writing that have been submitted to our group the last month.
Thank you all for your contributions! There were so many wonderful things uploaded this past month! Please view our Gallery for more.

 

 
 

Please visit LogosLibrary to see who is still up for sale in general.  
We have the Sales page on site too!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of June-
Mercury and Numbunny !

Happiest of birthdays to our members celebrating this month! If you haven't signed up yet, please do as you'll get a gift!

Note: Birthday Sign-Ups are now done via Claims.
For more information on how to use this feature, please refer to the User Guide.

[Event] Linguan Pride Festival

Posted 5 months ago :: Last edited 5 months ago by mewhaku
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As you enter the city of Sermos, you immediately notice that it's buzzing with people. Sure, it's usually quite crowded, but this is something else entirely.
There's upbeat music blasting from every second corner, big banners and flags adorning buildings, and big colorful floats driving slowly through the filled streets. You see humans, Paralogos and Whifflings alike running around and laughing; some are carrying big flags, some are wearing them as capes, some are holding signs.

One of the celebrating Paralogos in question notices you looking around and separates out of the masses to walk up to you. They're carrying two excited Whifflings on their arms that energetically wave their flags in your face as soon as you're close enough to them.

"Happy Pride!" the Whifflings yell happily.

"Welcome to Sermos' Pride festival!" the Paralogos says to you. "This year's celebration is a bit more grand than the past years, isn't it?" They point around, smiling happily. "People from everywhere around Lingua travelled here to have a good time. There's so much to see and do - we can show you around, if you'd like!"
 


Event Summary

Within the world of Lingua, often in June, there are many festivals celebrating elements of Pride. The residents of the capital of Sermos are known to have boisterous celebrations- citizens, caretakers, Paralogos, and even Whifflings, all coming together to celebrate one another and the multiplicity of their relationships towards others and themselves!

While Paralogos are known to be asexual by their own biology, there are many that have found themselves in various kinds of romantic relationships, and supportive friendships, or who find themselves happier alone or only having a Caregiver Bond.

Whifflings have been rumored to have offspring meanwhile, and find themselves in many kinds of relationships sometimes culminating in children on occasion, though our research is limited on how those situations may come about... it is worth investigating!

What can be known for sure is that Lingua spans wide and ranging groups of all kinds of individuals from every walk of life, and no matter who you are, these boisterous celebrations bring everyone into a joyous and excitable spirit!
 

 


How to Submit Entries

All event entries have to be worth at least 5 of the respective currency and have to depict one or more of the following subjects:

  1. A relationship of whatever kind (romantic/platonic/bond/etc.).
  2. A character's introspect about being alone or what kind of relationship(s) they dream of (romantic/platonic/bond/etc.).
  3. A character being proud, either of themselves or someone else.
  4. A character celebrating or being a part of the festival.

You may submit collaborations, however, every participant has to fulfill the minimum currency requirements in order to be eligible for rewards.
You may also submit monthly prompt, magic progression, or wisdom task entries as event entries, as long as they directly depict at least one of the four above mentioned subjects.

All submissions have to be new works specifically made for this event!

Who can You draw?
Your own Paralogos, Whifflings, Companions, Pets and Caretakers
- The following NPCs/mascotsGinkgo (demiromantic), Rot (aromantic) & Gin (demiromantic)
Other member's Paralogos, Whifflings, Companions, Pets and Caretakers (if their gift art / gift writing status is set to "Yes")

To officially submit an entry for this event, do the following:

  1. Upload the artwork/literature/etc to the correct gallery folder.
    1. If your entry doubles as a monthly prompt, magic, or wisdom submission, submit it to the associated gallery folder.
    2. Otherwise submit it to the Linguan Pride Festival folder!
  2. Make a new submission to the event prompt based on the instructions in the prompt description.

 

 


Rewards

Every submitted event entry that fulfills the requirements will reward you with one (1) Pride Bag.
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There is a Paralogos and Whiffling variant - you can freely choose which one you wish to earn for each entry!
Pride bags include currency and items related to the species in question, including loot bags/whifflebags, as well as exclusive items such as vouchers or Pair of Wings/Vial of Changing Sight!

Submitting at least one (1) event entry will also earn you the following Pride Memento at the end of the event:
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Deadline

This event lasts one month, from June 1st to June 30th, 11:59 pm site-time.

The event gallery folder and event prompt have a grace period of one (1) day until July 1st, 11:59 pm to allow processing of late submissions.