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April News & Spotlight! [Anniversary Raffle Results!]

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

 

Thank you all so much for participating in our Anniversary Raffle! It has been rolled-

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Congratulations to our winners - wanderandfriend , absiste , justlikesoup , Oboe , Emery64 , and ObliviousNoodle !

You can see the list of prizes here, linked on the original Anniversary Post. I (mewhaku) will also reach out on Discord within a day or so if I haven't heard you claim your prize! (Have to leave a bit of time for the surprise!)

Reading all of your wonderful thoughts and memories in the comments just made my year. Thank you all again for being here! <3 

 


The current Prompt is: Faux Spring - Interacting with Technology

This year [and possibly continuing years], we will have a scaling reward system [not a raffle] for Prompt participation. See the prompt's details for more information! Because these months are now bi-monthly (as in there are 6 prompts TOTAL for the year), the details have changed.

 


This month #423 Epilogue and #161 Fast Food were voted in as our Spotlight characters!

They belong to kazulthedragon and Provie respectively!

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos or Whiffling through the month of April 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.

 


The Spotlight member this month is ... well, let's just say everyone. :)

We ended up just celebrating everyone here last month! March was quite busy for many of us, myself (mewhaku) included. So I'll say it again from the bottom of my heart- Thank you all for being here!

 

 

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! Please view our Gallery for more. 

 
 

Wow! We have no one in the Preserve right now! They've all found homes. <3

Also, we still have some characters still up for sale though!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of April-
mewhaku , PrincePoke , Cloudsteps , and Zevhara !

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.

World of Lingua 9th Anniversary Raffle! + Memento! [CLOSED]

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

As it is March 7th...!

We'd love to celebrate a bit, considering this day is the 9th Anniversary of the Paralogos and (by association) Whiffling Species!

mewhaku (Mew, aka me) would like to give back a little bit and hand out some gifts to celebrate the species!

In honor of the anniversary, and our site growing so large, we've made a 9th Anniversary Memento. This can be claimed (if you didn't already enter the raffle) via the Claims feature.

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The reward of 9 ink and 9 caps per entrant will be rewarded alongside the 9th Anniversary Memento as part of that grant. So thank you for your patience! And thank you all for coming together to make this group and site what it is... a personal note from my (mewhaku) heart, I am so thankful for each and every one of you.


The Prizes for this Raffle will be the following:

  1. First Place Wins: 1 Free Custom Paralogos (Including Triceridos!) or Whiffling Design between levels 1-6 or Common - Uncommon - Rare from mewhaku OR Mouse
  2. Second Place Wins: 1 Free Custom Paralogos (or Triceridos!) OR Whiffling Design between levels 1-3 or Common - Uncommon from mewhaku OR Mouse
  3. Third Place Wins: 1 Free Shaded Fullbody Character Artwork (Preferably a Paralogos/Triceridos but can also be Whiffling, or another feral species/fantasy character) from mewhaku
  4. Fourth Place Wins: The same as third place!
  5. Fifth Place Wins: 1 Free Shaded Headshot Character Artwork from mewhaku
  6. Sixth Place Wins: The same as fifth place!
  7. All other participants: Get 9 Ink and 9 Caps for entering the raffle! and All Participants will earn a special Collectible/Memento in honor of the 9th Anniversary.

To take a look at the various examples of mewhaku's work, check her DeviantArt Gallery! (Though she'll be the first to admit she has a massive backlog of stuff to upload.) Mouse also has a gallery of their WoL pieces on site of course. *Also any Whiffling Customs will get 2* free Fae or Devilish trait, you can add additional potions as well. Alternatively, you can exchange the basic 'any custom' Whiffling reward for a custom from a Whiffling Breeding, which will be rolled as an additional free prize.

How to Earn Tickets

  1. Comment on this post, and state you'd like to enter the raffle! (+1 Ticket)
  2. Mention your favorite memory of your time with the Paralogos OR Whiffling species! (If you only recently joined, feel free to share something you're excited about for the species or its world!) (+1 Ticket)
  3. Advertise this raffle in up to 3 locations, with a link to this post! (Up to +3 Tickets)
The end date for the raffle is March 31st!!

February Spotlight + Gift Event! [EDIT: WINNERS!]

Posted 2 months ago :: Last edited 3 weeks ago by mewhaku

 

EDIT: We have chosen the winner for Old Flame and rolled the raffle for Love is Blind!

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Love is Blind has been won by Shrike !

And finally, we had an extremely difficult time judging the two wonderful entries we received for Old Flame.

We ended up judging Jingletail the winner for their entry!

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HOWEVER, we would love to award some additional gifts to draculaelliot as well!

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We'll gift you 1 Idiomatic Pamphlet and 1 Mysterious Simple Bag for your tremendous work! 

As we move into February we have some new updates to share!

A small note, this was announced in Discord as well, but on using art that's on a base or otherwise has reused elements- you MUST include a link to either the base/reused element itself or to another piece of art on the same base/containing the same element. This is to make valuing easier for Library Assistants. You can include it in the description section of an art piece or on the submission notes! Thanks!

Also, thanks to our Official Artist Shadonut, we have two lovely Triceridos you can possibly win this month in a gift art event! (You'll also get a to be revealed Memento for participating!)

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Event Prompt is Linked Here!

The two individuals you'll be able to enter for are...

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"Love is Blind" (Raffle) & "Old Flame" (DTA/WTA)

These will close at 11:59pm EST on February 29th! EDIT: Extended until March 14th 11:59pm EST!

 


The current Prompt is: Winter Regalia!

This year [and possibly continuing years], we will have a scaling reward system [not a raffle] for Prompt participation. See the prompt's details for more information! Because these months are now bi-monthly (as in there are 6 prompts TOTAL for the year), the details have changed.

 


This month #757 Nebula and #221 Moonlight were voted in as our Spotlight characters!

They belong to kazulthedragon and Shadonut respectively!

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos or Whiffling through the month of February 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.

 


The Spotlight member this month is Shadonut!

Thank you so much for not only all that you do as an Official Artist- but in general your wonderful creativity!

Thank you again for making this group a better place.
You will be granted Mysterious Simple Bag as a thank you.

 We wouldn't be what we are without you!

 

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! Please view our Gallery for more. 

 
 

We currently have some friends at the Linguan Preserve up for Adoption! Remember, if you adopt a designed character from the Linguan Preserve, DM mewhaku on Discord for the character's Toyhouse page/art!

Also, we have some characters still up for sale too!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of February-
Phoenix , SpicyIsopods , Kinbrmon , Peaches99 , Rattus , and Shadonut !

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.

March Spotlight & News

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

 

As we move into March (& our 9th Anniversary!!!) we have some updates. Our Anniversary Celebration will begin on March 7th as is customary.

We can give you a sneak peek of the Anniversary Memento though!! 

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Continuing from last month, the Triceridos themed gift-event continues! It is extended until March 14th 11:59pm EST!

We also can reveal the Event Memento item that you'll receive if you participate-

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Event Prompt is Linked Here!

 


The current Prompt is: Faux Spring - Interacting with Technology

(A collaboration between Shrike and mewhaku ! Pratchett looks rather pensive here.)

This year [and possibly continuing years], we will have a scaling reward system [not a raffle] for Prompt participation. See the prompt's details for more information! Because these months are now bi-monthly (as in there are 6 prompts TOTAL for the year), the details have changed.

 


This month #635 Aquarium and #235 Love were voted in as our Spotlight characters!

They belong to Cryptokinku and draculaelliot respectively!

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos or Whiffling through the month of March 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.

 


The Spotlight member this month is Oboe!

We've enjoyed how many gift arts you've made recently and are always happy to see you on Discord! We love your brand of dinosaur themed shenanigans. Thank you for being a member!

Thank you again for making this group a better place.
You will be granted Mysterious Simple Bag as a thank you.

 We wouldn't be what we are without you!

 

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! Please view our Gallery for more. 

 
 

Wow! We have no one in the Preserve right now! They've all found homes. <3

Also, we still have some characters still up for sale though!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of March-
bio-zuzu , Provie , absisteInkcess , and 102vvv !

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.

A New Year - January News & Spotlight

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

 

Holy Moly! Another year behind us- a new year ahead... and there are some big updates coming this group's way!

Firstly...

Our Annual Wicked and Maverick Auction is now LIVE - you can check that out here! Featuring pre-made designs by mewhaku and Mouse !

Secondly, this is a MAJOR update based on user commentary and suggestions.

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There is now a New Shop, mysteriously called the Black Market. Seems Aithne (Amber Maverick Whiffling) and Poki (Spooky Paralogos) are somehow running it. You'll need a key to go there, unlocked after claiming either the Wicked Paralogos MYO Book award or the Maverick Whiffling MYO Ticket award from completing Achievements. We'll be retroactively awarding this key to anyone who has achieved either of those rewards.

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Within the Black Market, you'll find some extremely rare items for sale... Wicked Books (1000 Ink) and Maverick Tickets (1000 Bottlecaps).

It seems these items have gained much more power in Lingua, as they now can also be redeemed for Design Updates. This will irrereversibly change a normal Paralogos or normal Whiffling into either a Wicked Paralogos or Maverick Whiffling.

Please remember, once you "upgrade" your character to either of these states... it cannot be changed. Canonically and lore-wise, this is a forward-only change. Triceridos are not affected by these items either. 

Also, as part of this change- Wicked Books and Maverick Tickets are now only redeemable as a free voucher for design by an Official Artist ONLY when it is gained from an Achievements based Award. This is to ensure our staff don't get burnt out from you high-rollers!

 


The next Prompt is: Winter Regalia!

This year [and possibly continuing years], we will have a scaling reward system [not a raffle] for Prompt participation. See the prompt's details for more information! Because these months are now bi-monthly (as in there are 6 prompts TOTAL for the year), the details have changed.

 


This month #422 Sonder and #237 Cream Puff were voted in as our Spotlight characters!

They both belong to SpicyIsopods!

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos or Whiffling through the month of January 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.

 

Spotlight Member

The Spotlight member this month is Kei!

Thank you so much for participating in the Discord server so much recently! We've loved seeing your plans for your Skull Paralogos in particular!

Thank you again for making this group a better place.
You will be granted Mysterious Simple Bag as a thank you.

 We wouldn't be what we are without you!

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! Please view our Gallery for more. 

 
 

We currently have some friends at the Linguan Preserve up for Adoption! Remember, if you adopt a designed character from the Linguan Preserve, DM mewhaku on Discord for the character's Toyhouse page/art!

Also, we have some characters still up for sale too!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of January-
Oboe , Kid31 , and pxcarats !

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.

December News + Spotlight

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

 

It is now December! We hope you're all staying warm and toasty as the weather gets colder.

We finished up the Puppillars Crossover Event, and all Mementos should currently be distributed. If I missed someone, just let me know. It was a resouding success, and we hope you all had a lot of fun!

Housekeeping wise- Small reminder that prompts next year will be bimonthly - meaning a new one will be released every two months!

Also, since it is the gifting season- do remember that all gift art for other users does gain extra currency normally, no Event required! =)

 


The next Prompt is: Conclusions and Looking Forward

As previously mentioned, this year [and possibly continuing years], we will have a scaling reward system [not a raffle] for Prompt participation. See the prompt's details for more information! 

 


This month #274 Gummy Frog and #287 Equinox were voted in as our Spotlight characters!

The former belongs to Howee, and the latter to Shadonut!

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos or Whiffling through the month of December 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.

 

Spotlight Member

The Spotlight member this month is Pooka !

We've loved seeing you get excited for Linguan species for the Crossover Event, and we hope you'll enjoy your time here going forward!

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

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 We wouldn't be what we are without you!

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! Please view our Gallery for more. 

 
 

We currently have some friends at the Linguan Preserve up for Adoption! Remember, if you adopt a designed character from the Linguan Preserve, DM mewhaku on Discord for the character's Toyhouse page/art! [if there is additional artwork!]

Also, we have quite a few characters still up for sale too, particularly from the Crossover Event!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of December-
Samm and Jingletail !

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.

Puppillars Crossover MYO Event [CLOSED]

Posted 5 months ago :: Last edited 4 months ago by mewhaku
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(Art by mewhaku and Provie - creator of Puppillars)


Oh? What a curious Whiffling Ginkgo has befriended there! They've got so many arms... are they a Maverick? And they just smell like... dog fur? Or, what is that... *sniff* *sniff* Is that oatmeal shampoo?! What a strange scent for a Maverick!!
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Wait, Ginkgo, what do you mean that's not a Whiffling at all?? A Pupp-what? Puppillar? Oh my god is there yet another species on Lingua we've somehow never noticed before?
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What do you mean "not quite"?!

Looks like one of those strange portals that kept opening a few years back never fully closed and managed to reopen to reveal a pathway to the magical world of Arcanis! Ginkgo of course immediately began communicating and befriending the curious creatures that came through the portal, while some others began forming an exploration party that shall venture into the portal.
Seems like there's a lot of activity happening!

 


Hey everyone! This month we are excited to announce a collaborative event with the Puppillars group - a magical ARPG that is very near and dear to our hearts!

For those who haven't heard of Puppillars before:
It is a fun multi-species ARPG website similar to our own, set in a magical world bustling with their species Puppillars (many-legged Dog-Caterpillar hybrids), Snailcats (adorable Snail-Cat hybrids) and Arcane Fauna (animals infused with arcane magic)! To learn more about them, we recommend checking out their Beginner Guides.

The Venn-Diagram of our two communities most definitely has some overlap already, but we're excited to increase it further by sharing their ARPG with any of you who might not be familiar yet - and we've prepared some fun crossover activities to achieve that! =)

All the crossover activities will end at the end of the day, site time, on November 30th, so make sure to get your submissions in before that time!

 

Crossover MYO Event

As part of this event, First Time Owners are able to claim free MYO slots of any of our species they don't already have a character or MYO slot/item of. This includes: Paralogos (choice of either a level 1, level 2 or level 3 MYO slot), Triceridos and/or Whifflings (common MYO slot).

In order to claim your MYO slot(s), simply make a submission to the Crossover Event Prompt and mention in the "comments" section which slot(s) you'd like to claim.

Puppillars will also be doing the same, with First Time Owners being able to claim a Puppillars, Snailcats and/or Arcane Fauna MYO slot!
Make sure to check out their news post for all the details!


MYO Submission Bonus

To go along with the MYO event, there will also be a bonus for any and all MYO slot submissions this month! All approved MYO submissions for any species will get a bonus General Goodies Bag, which contains either a Paralogos or Whiffling-related gift!

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Cross-Species Currency Bonus

As another special bonus for all members, for the month of November, members of World of Lingua can claim bonus WoL-currency for any art they do for Puppillars!
All art submitted to Puppillars' gallery in the month of November will earn a bonus of either 5 Ink or 5 Bottlecaps over here at World of Lingua!

To claim your Ink/Bottlecaps, simply make a submission to the Crossover Event Prompt including the link(s) to the art you have submitted to the Puppillars gallery, as well as whether you'd like to receive Ink or Bottlecaps!

Puppillars will be doing the same, meaning that you can also claim bonus Puppillars currency for any and all art you submit to our (WoL) gallery for the entirety of November!


Cross-Species Adoptable Set

Later this month, we will have a very fun special Guest Adoptable set by staff members from Puppillars, and in turn Puppillars will have a guest adoptable set by staff members from World of Lingua!
More details coming soon!


Special Memento

Any World of Lingua member who participates in any part of this event will receive a special Pembroke Signature Memento:
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We hope you all enjoy this amazing crossover!
We, the WoL admin team, are so excited that we got to work together with the incredible Puppillars staff on this cross-species collab and thank them so much for making this all possible! <3

November News + Spotlight

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

 

It is now November! We hope you had a wonderful spooky season~

It looks like some strange visitors [Puppillars?!] have come to Lingua.. check out the Event Post here!

Additionally, Mementos from Jack's Scavenger Hunt are being distributed as well once that ends. =)

Housekeeping wise- We had a discussion in the #suggestions channel on Discord regarding Monthly Prompts for next year. It seems people will prefer them bimontly (lasting every 2 months), so enjoy the last two monthly prompts for this year in the meantime!

 


The next Prompt is: Resolute Role-Playing!

As previously mentioned, this year [and possibly continuing years], we will have a scaling reward system [not a raffle] for Prompt participation. See the prompt's details for more information! 

 


This month #768 Secretarybird and #263 Maple Pumpkin Latte were voted in as our Spotlight characters!

The former belongs to pxcarats, and the latter to wanderandfriend!

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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.

 

Spotlight Member

The Spotlight member this month is pxcarats !

You've been adding some wonderful pieces into the gallery and wanted to say we noticed! Congrats!

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

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 We wouldn't be what we are without you!

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! Please view our Gallery for more. 

 
 

It looks like the Linguan Preserve is empty currently- so definitely suggest peeking at the Sales page of course. Remember, if you adopt a designed character from the Linguan Preserve, DM mewhaku on Discord for the character's Toyhouse page/art!

 


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

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.

Jack's Halloween Hunt 2023 Event

Posted 5 months ago :: Last edited 5 months ago by mewhaku
Happiest of Spooky Holidays!

It appears as though ol' Jack has gone about Sermos and hidden a few Trick or Treat bags for intrepid scavengers and seekers, which look like this:

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>> Jack's Halloween Hunt 2023 <<

You'll have the chance to find 7 targets across the website! You will have until October 31st at 11:59pm EST to find them!

Guidelines:
- When you find a hidden bag, just click on it to claim it!
- They can be hidden anywhere on this site.
- All the Hunt targets can be found on mobile devices as well as desktop.
- They are not on Masterlist Entries or user profiles.
- Please do not hint at locations, or be negative about how hard or easy locations might be.

 

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Anyone who participates in this event will be granted a special Memento once the Event ends to commemorate this Scavenger Hunt! 

EDIT: Remember, these will be sent out to you as long as you've found at least 1 Trick or Treat Bag from the Hunt!

We hope you'll all have a wonderful and fun time.

October News + Spotlight

Posted 6 months ago :: Last edited 5 months ago by Mouse

 

It is now October!

Finally it is spooky season, and we certainly have some fun things planned this month! Keep your eyes peeled for a little event in the 2nd half of October. :3c And for some seasonal adopts coming out throughout the month!

 


The next Prompt is: Tricky Treats

As previously mentioned, this year [and possibly continuing years], we will have a scaling reward system [not a raffle] for Prompt participation. See the prompt's details for more information! For this special October prompt, you can also earn Mysterious Trick or Treat Bags for fufilling the additional prompt requirement!

 

 

The Spotlight member this month is Shrike !

Thank you as always for your efforts as a Library Assistant and for your lovely and varied characters!

Thank you again for making this group a better place.
You will be granted Mysterious Simple Bag as a thank you.

 We wouldn't be what we are without you!

 


This month #756 Klamm and #182 Black Coffee were voted in as our Spotlight characters!

The former belongs to Howee, and the latter to Shrike!

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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! Please view our Gallery for more. 

 
 

Check the Linguan Preserve for characters needing new homes! As well as the Sales page of course. Remember, if you adopt a designed character from the Linguan Preserve, DM mewhaku on Discord for the character's Toyhouse page/art!

 


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

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.