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GOLD! 0.090909090909091 9.1% [ 6 ]
YES! We need more RP Contests! 0.37878787878788 37.9% [ 25 ]
RP is cool, but I wont partake in many contests. 0.27272727272727 27.3% [ 18 ]
I barely RP my pets, let alone contests. 0.13636363636364 13.6% [ 9 ]
I dont RP at all. 0.12121212121212 12.1% [ 8 ]
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Hiring Thread!

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Table of Contents:
Welcome
Announcements
Shop Rules
Species
Items
How To Order
Customs
Breeding
FAQ's
Thanks
Affiliates

All events will be held on page 2!

Quick Links:
Pingui Arrivals Mule

Pingui's Guild
Cert Requests and Pickup
Customs
Breedings
Genetics/Fertility

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08/16/13:A NEW Hiring Thread has been created in the B/C Forum instead of the guild.
04/30/13:A rules change for Auctions: Items are NOT accepted. Please sell ALL items before bidding.
02/03/13: The Breeding Compatibility Chart has been updated to reflect the addition of the Neva and Incarnate Species!
01/28/13: We have a new colorist in town! RockerWolfie1616 has joined us! Please give a warm welcome to Wolfie!
08/03/12: A quick reminder about Fertility/Gender rolls! Please read!
07/29/12: Thanks to everyone for an AWESOME EVENT!!!!
07/02/12: Advertising Contest Started
06/11/12: Started Hiring
01/11/12: Thread set up being reworked
10/21/11: Interest thread set up

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1.) Gaia TOS are in effect at all times.
2.) ALL correspondence for the shop should go through the shop mule, Pingui Keeper, and ONLY this account. This includes questions, concerns, etc...
3.) The rules are the rules. Do NOT cry or complain to us. We will likely do nothing for you. This includes asking for free pets, and discounted rates.
4.) All work here is copyrighted to original owners/creators.
5.) DO NOT STEAL! Theft of artwork will be reported.
6.) If some one is causing trouble in the thread it is not your place to resolve it. Contact a Staff member.
7.) You may not sell your pets for any profit whatsoever. You may however give your pet away for free.
8.) Editing posts that are in regards to sales or events is forbidden.
9.) Do not Spam in thread.
10.) Cheating of any kind, in sales/events/games, etc. will result in an immediate disqualification for current AND future events.
11.) Prices are subject to change without notice.
12.) Post styles are allowed but we must be able to EASILY read what you're posting.

We do not believe in publicly listing blacklisted/greylisted persons. Breaking the above rules will get you a warning from staff for the first offense, and banning for the second. ALL mules will be banned as well. CHEATING in events is an IMMEDIATE ban.

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❆Raffle Rules❆
❆Tickets cost 100g each, No limit
❆Tickets can be purchased for anyone
❆Trade must be sent to Pingui_Banker, labeled with page number
❆Winners have 72 hours (3 days) to claim their pet and post in the certing thread.
❆Use the form provided.

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❆Flaffle Rules❆
❆All Tickets are free. Additional tickets may be obtained in certain events. This will be event specific, and specified at time of event.
❆Mules are not eligible to claim a ticket.
❆You may claim a ticket for a friend instead of for yourself, but not both.
❆Be sure you have the gold for the pet.
❆Winner agrees to payment of pet. Growing: 10k, Perma-stage: 6k
❆Trade should be sent to Pingui_Banker within 72 hours of drawing.
❆Wait for the "GO!"
❆Use the form provided.

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❆Auctions Rules❆
❆Only bid what you have NOW, not what you will have tomorrow.
❆Items are NOT accepted. Please sell ALL items before bidding.
❆Bids can not be retracted.
❆Trade must be sent within 72 hours of ending time/date to Pingui_Banker
❆Co-owning is not allowed.
❆There is a 15 minutes snipe guard. Any bids within 15 minutes of auction end will extend the auctions another 15 minutes.
❆Use the form provided.

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❆Flatsale Rules❆
❆Only 1 pet per person, unless otherwise stated.
❆You can have someone proxy for you, but only 1 person.
❆You can proxy for someone else, but for only 1 person.
❆Winner agrees to payment of pet. Growing:10k, Perma-stage: 6k
❆Trade should be sent to Pingui_Banker within 72 hours of winners list being posted.
❆Wait for the "GO!"
❆Use the form provided

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Egg Stage~ {1 week}
Pingui keep their eggs protected. Once laid, the father builds a pile of stones around each individual egg. These stones hold the egg perfectly upright, and also help keep the egg at the prefect temperature. It is important for the eggs to be kept straight up, and on a solid surface, such as an iceberg ground above the water level in order for the pup to grow normally. There have been reports that adjustments in the temperature and positioning of the egg can result in abnormalities.

Pup Stage~ {2 Weeks}
Once the egg has been left to incubate for a very short period of time, the shell begins to crack, and the Pingui Pup emerges into the world. It is at this stage that small differences can be see, easily distinguishing males from females. As pups, they are only able to move by dragging their bodies using their front flippers. They are able to begin speaking, but their vocabulary is not full.

Kid Stage~ {4 Weeks}
As the pups get stronger, they eventually learn to stand upright. More of their features become noticeable, and they start developing into well rounded Pingui. While they do not appear and "taller" or "longer" than the pup stage, their muscles have become much stronger, able to hold their full weight. The walk on their hind legs now, although their flippers are very strong. They are also able to hold a full conversation at this stage.

Adult Stage~ {Forever}
As adults, Pingui are completely grown, and well rounded. They are now able to breed and have families. It is at this stage that any abnormalities due to the incubation temperatures and egg positioning will appear.

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The aquatic species of Pingui, known as Merwin, live primarily in the Indarys Ocean. Merwin can travel twice as fast as other species of Pingui in the water, however they travel half as fast on land. Merwin can inhabit all of the currently discovered continents of Puangara. Merwin can not climb mountains of any type.

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The land species of Pingui, known as Petra, live primarily on the continent of Terramyst. Petra can travel twice as fast as other species of Pingui while on land, however, the travel half as fast in water. Petra can inhabit all of the currently discovered continents of Puangara. Petra and Regular species are the only two species that can climb mountains.

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Heavena: Heavena is the northernmost continent in the world of Puanguara. Its soft sandy terrain scattered with tall palm trees makes the continent relaxing. The climate is always tropical, making for a nice home away from home. Looking above, Heavena has clouds high above that look like they could be made of golden fluff! The natural inhabitants of Heavena are the Neva Pingui, which are the only species able to fly high above to these clouds.

UNCHARTED:
YET TO BE DISCOVERED!

Indarys Ocean:
The Indarys Ocean is the warmest of all the bodies of water, and its perfect for the Merwin Species, which are the primary inhabitants. It is also the second largest ocean in Puanguara.

Pingua:
Pingua sits between the Indarys and the Anith Oceans. Pingua is one of only 2 continents that did not melt after the devastating freeze. Pingu stays very cold at ground level, with the mountains tops being extremely cold. Regular and Petra Pingui adults are able to survive in the mountains, but pups and kids are unable to withstand the extreme cold. Other species are also unable to withstand the extreme cold of the mountains.

Terramyst:
Terramyst lies just East of the Anith Ocean. Terramyst is a very calm and quiet continent, with moderate temperatures. Terramyst is the only continent in Puangara that sees rainfall of any type. The mountains are rocky, which makes climbing difficult for species other than the Petra species, however it is possible in some cases.

UNCHARTED:
YET TO BE DISCOVERED!

UNCHARTED:
YET TO BE DISCOVERED!

UNCHARTED:
YET TO BE DISCOVERED!

UNCHARTED:
YET TO BE DISCOVERED!

Bloodclave:
Bloodclave is a demented continent located at the southernmost point of Puangara. This continent is home to the Incarnate Pingui. The continent gives a very eerie feeling to any other species that approach, and most are unwelcome. Bloodclave does have a boneyard, the final resting place for demonic Pingui that have perished.


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Custom slots open infrequently and are always on a first come, first serve basis, unless stated otherwise. You may only request 1 slot per colorist in a 24 hour period. Currently we DO NOT offer and line edits or cosplays. Please do not ask to order these types of customs.


Rules for Customs:


Rules for Breeding:
1.) Only 1 form may be filled out in any 24 hour period.
2.) You may ONLY win 1 Pingui during Customs, unless its a twin pair.
3.) Twin pairs may ONLY have a difference of 10%, decided by colorists.
4.) Twin cost is DOUBLE the normal price.
5.) Elemental Species have an additional cost. This cost can be found with pricing information, and is addition to the normal pricing.
6) Trade must be sent to Pingui_Banker




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Semi Custom ~ Perma-stage: 25k ~ Growing: 75k
You can choose up to 2 colors and pattern OR Inspirational image

Full Custom ~ Perma-stage: 50k ~ Growing: 150k
Full design AND 1 MINOR edit (Jewelry, hat, etc.)

Species Specifics
~ Merwyn, Petra, Pyrus, Chagrin: 100k
~ Neva, Incarnate : 250k


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Breeding slots open infrequently and are always on a first come, first serve basis, unless stated otherwise.

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Rules for Breeding:


Rules for Breeding:
1.) Breeding cost is 10k.
2.) Breeding pairs can be Male/Female ONLY. Same-sex couples must get a surrogate or adopt.
3.) Breeding pairs MUST be compatible. PLEASE check the compatability chart before entering breedings.
4.) Breeding pairs should be from different owners, although we will allow an owner to breed 2 of their pets.
5.) The number of offspring will be determined by dice roll and Fertility, with a minimum of 2 offspring.
6.) Pets without Fertility and/or Genetics rolls will NOT be allowed to breed!
7.) Owners may do whatever they see fit with the offspring. Staff will help set up events or games for remaining offspring if the owners wish.
8.) Genders of pets will be done randomly
9.) Owners may only obtain 1 breeding slot at a time.
10.) Trades sent to Pingui_Banker
11.) Once breeding is completed you'll need to have your newborns certed.
12.) Orders will be placed in the guild thread.


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Genetics Explained:
Each species and pet has an individual Genetics percentile. When breeding, the parent with the higher Genetics percentile will have more chance of their genes (colors and edits) being passed down to their offspring. As new species are added, Genetics will help determine what species the offspring will be.

Example:
Parent A is edited with jewelry and is brightly colored. Parent A's Genetics roll is a 89%

Parent B is edited with fangs and a cape and has dark coloring. Parent B's Genetics roll is a 93%

When breeding, The offspring have better chances of being on the darker side with similar edits to Parent B.

Seaweed is available to purchase and alter your stats!

Fertility Explained:
Each species and pet has an individual Fertility percentile. During breeding, a percentile check will be done for each parent. If the check is passed, 1 additional offspring will be produced. This percentile is a 1-50% chance.

Example:
Parent A has a Fertility score of 22%.

Parent B has a Fertility score of 45%

The colorist rolls 2 100 sided dice, 72 and 36.

Parent A failed the check, but Parent B passed, thus 1 offspring would be added to the breeding, giving 3 offspring total!


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❆Can I have a free pet?
Sure, as long as you have won it in a contest, its yours free. If there's no free contest, there's no free pets!

❆Can I purchase a pet for a friend?
Absolutely.

❆Is RP required for my pets?
At this time, we have not set up any RP for any species, although that will change in the future. Once RP is implemented, certain benefits will come from RP'ing with us!

❆Do you accept items as payment?
Yes, valued at tektek.org lowest price minus 10%. Value must be at 20k or greater unless approved by staff.

❆Can two of my own pets breed?
Currently we will allow this, although we encourage you to find other owners for your mates.

❆Do I have to roll Genetics and Fertility?
If you want to breed your Pingui, YES! These rolls MUST happen BEFORE entering a Breeding!

❆Do you accept bribes?
When slots are closed, it usually means we do not have time away from work and family to fulfill orders, so typically no, we will not take bribes. It still does not hurt to try.

❆What about pet trades?
Sometimes, but the owner of the shop must approve, not just the colorist. PM each colorist for individual preferences.

❆My questions is not listed here, who do I contact?
Send a PM to the shop mule and we'll get back with you, or you can ask one of us in the thread and someone will be sure to answer you.

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Looneytaz82
Position: Owner, Full-Time Colorist

Freaksrus
Position: Rp Manager

Poe-tae-toee (Poe)
Position: General Thread Manager, Guest Colorist (HIATUS)

Werebit
Position: Line Artist

RockerWolfie1616
Position: Full Time Colorist

Lividacious
Position: Guest Colorist

Zakiax
Position: Guest Colorist

Thamin
Position: Full Time Colorist (HIATUS)


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All brush creators:
Obsidian Dawn
My Photoshop Brushes.com
Brusheezy


Werebit for Inking (and Re-inking, and re-inking, and re-inking) and shading the final shop lines!
Andranis for the original sketches/lineart that inspired this shop
Pax Britannica/Pretty Pea Princess for the thread layout and graphics


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Want to be an affiliates of our shop? Steal one of our banners and in exchange leave yours in the thread with one of the staff quoted and we will be sure to put your banner up! :3

Here's ours:
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