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Definitely Getting One On Release! 0.27564102564103 27.6% [ 43 ]
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Not Really Interested. D; 0.11538461538462 11.5% [ 18 ]
OMG THE ART S;LADFGHADSDJFNSKDG. 0.34615384615385 34.6% [ 54 ]
LEIK OMGBBY. This Looks Fun! 0.18589743589744 18.6% [ 29 ]
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WE NEED AN ARTIST. Our old artist fell through, and I have about 8O$ I was going to send them to finish our lines. If you're interested, PM me and we'll talk!

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xxx Welcome to the Interest Thread for Hands of Avandere, the Official Original Character Shop of Herds of Azreth. Please excuse the mess, as we're still dusting everything off and having the castle staff tidy up.

MAILING LIST xx Our Mailing List will cover Updates, Special Members-Only Events / Discounts, Metaplot Events, Dates for Customs / Breedings, and Upcoming Sales Events. If you would like to join, please add Rethken as a friend.
If you don't want to be on the mailing list, but would still like to know about upcoming events, please join the Hands of Avandere Guild. Guild Announcements are sent only to update Subjects on Upcoming Events.


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xxx Hands of Avandere is a Breedables Shop, focusing primary on Roleplay. And while we thoroughly encourage it, Roleplay is not required, except for certain Classes. We offer Customs, Metaplot Events, Group Roleplay, and will be offering a Battling System, Breedings, and tons more in the future!

xxx We are an off-shoot of the Breedable Horse Shop, Herds of Azreth -- our own Sister Shop, if you will. And while Hands and Herds are going to be closely intertwined as far as plot and events go, you do not have to participate in the Azrein [ Horse ] side of the shop, as those with Azrein aren't required to participate in Hands. The two, while closely linked, are separate entities, each with their own communities and events. However, we do encourage everyone to participate in both Hands and Herds, but we really get it that some people just don't like roleplaying as horses or humans. So no pressure.

xxx At Hands of Avandere, we want nothing more than, like Herds, to be a welcoming, open, almost entirely drama-free shop where people can come to enjoy themselves, and not have to worry about waiting forever to obtain a character, or be concerned with others offending them intentionally. And while we do have our issues sometimes, both Hands and Herds are wonderful places, and we, as staff, are always available to our Subjects for any reason, day or night. That being said, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to PM me on this account, or to post it in this thread. ♥

READ ON TO FIND OUT MORE! xx

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1O.O9.2O12. xx Hiring Application Finished. Advertising Contest && Page 2O Contest Set-Up.

Past Updates:

1O.O8.2O12. xx Set Up Interest Thread.






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xxx There are a few simple rules that must be adhered to in order to participate in our thread, events, contests, games, etc etc:

FOLLOW GAIA'S T.O.S. xx
x x x xxx [ [ If you choose to Roleplay in Hands, please note that we do have an off-site Forum for RP's that are deemed inappropriate / too mature for Gaia. Please go there to continue your Roleplay. ] ]
RESPECT THE STAFF xx
x x x xxx [ [ In every shop, in every setting, when it comes to B/C's there's always a group of hard-working staff members. Colorists, certists, managers etc. They will always respect you -- especially at Hands and Herds -- so please do the same. If there is an issue feel free to AIM me on AzrethTheKing.] ]
BE CONSIDERATE AND WELCOMING xx
x x x xxx [ [ Unfortunately things have happened here and there, but it doesn't have to happen here. This is a shop for our Subjects; be you Regulars, Newbies, and yes, even you my darling Lurkers! We pride ourselves on being welcoming, and acknowledging people is essential. So don't spoil the fun! ♥] ]
DON'T BEG, PLEASE xx
x x x xxx [ [ Realize that we are an IT -- meaning our Bases aren't completely done yet. We might hand out some basic OC's as we get more done, but don't beg -- we work very, very hard on getting everything ready for you guys, and that's kind of demeaning to us. D; ] ]
RESPECT. RESPECT. RESPECT xx
x x x xxx [ [ No Excuses: treating someone poorly is treating someone poorly. Do not insult, harass, gang up on, or pick a fight with anyone. Hands of Avandere and Herds of Azreth were both created purely for fun, and we want it to stay fun. If you're going to choose to ruin it that way, then expect a blacklisting -- we've never had one, so don't be that guy. ] ]
QUOTING LIMITS xx
x x x xxx [ [ If you MUST use quotes, please dont quote an individual more than THREE times maximum. Also, please do NOT quote the front page. As sad as it is, I am incredibly a**l with stuff like that -- and while it makes for some seriously perfect pets, sometimes it gets on everyone's nerves -- mine included. ;D ] ]
ART THEFT IS INEXCUSABLE xx
x x x xxx [ [ We've put tons of dollars, blood, sweat, tears, and ripped-out chunks of hair into these OC's -- horses are our forte, and doing humans has been trying. If I even catch a hint of an art thief, they will be promptly reported to Gaia and anywhere else I can think of. Seriously. ] ]
THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A STUPID QUESTION xx
x x x xxx [ [ If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, critiques, or concerns, please let me or one of the staff know. You may PM any of us [ we
re all under the 'Credits' section ], or may AIM me on AzrethTheKing. I highly encourage Subjects to ask questions if they don't understand something, and you won't be an exception. ♥ ] ]


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xxx Story Here Tomorrow.



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xxx Each OC Base has the following:
3 - 4 EXPRESSIONS
1O - 15 HAIRSTYLES
3 TOPS
3 BOTTOMS
3 SHOES
3 - 7 ACCESSORIES
2 - 3 WEAPONS
3 - 4 EXPRESSIONS

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xxx We are Hiring!
PLEASE NOTE: Herds of Azreth, and by extension Hands of Avandere, are both High-Quality shops. So please be dedicated, experienced, and serious about applying. ♥


Will Be Hiring:
Certist[s]
Thread / RP Manager[s]


Currently Hiring:
Colorists

xxx Perks && Requirements

NOTE: Any requirements are subject to change in the future as the OC Shop opens officially. Perks should remain the same. However, payscales will remain constant.

REQUIREMENTS

/ / . Since we're still dipping our toes in the water so to speak, we do not yet have an exact number of OC's we'll be expecting from our Soulpainters each month. However, let's be safe and assume -- for now, anyway -- one to two unedits and one minor / moderate edit. Keep in mind this is tentative. It may be more or less depending on our demand.
/ / . Edits are required to be a Colorist.
/ / . You're required to participate in Staff Meetings at least once a month.
/ / . If you apply to be a Full-Time Colorist, you MUST STAY ACTIVE. Both in-thread and behind the scenes. This is absolutely imperative, as HoA is known for having a staff who's always on hand when people need us.
/ / . You must have at least two Custom slots open on your assigned month.

PERKS
/ / . If you're hired on as Full-Time, you will get a one-time advance fee of 3OO,OOOgg. If you're hired on as Part-Time, you'll be given a one-time advance of 15O,OOOgg. If you decide you'd like to try for a Guest Colorist -- we're ALWAYS accepting -- you'll get a one-time advance of 75,OOOgg.
/ / . You are awarded Staff Points with everything you do -- making an OC, participating in an event, certing, behind-the-scenes work, you name it. These allow you to get nifty freebies from both Hands of Avandere and Herds of Azreth.
/ / . You may make your own Moderately-Edited Custom after you've been with us for 14 days.
/ / . You may make a Moderately-Edited Custom for a friend after you've been with us for 21 days.
/ / . You get month-long, paid breaks when your rotation ends! [ Every three months ].

PAYSCALE

/ / . Just like in Herds of Azreth, we'll be using the Junior / Senior Colorist system. Basically, you're a Junior Colorist until you've fully participated in two big events and have the go-ahead from Azreth. The only difference between Juniors and Seniors is that Seniors may take Bribes.
SOME EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE, and some Applying Colorists may be automatically bumped to Senior Status because of what they have to offer and the knowledge and experience they bring to the shop. However, Senior Slots are first-come, first-served, so please don't be upset if they're filled, as it's nothing personal whatsoever. ♥

Junior Colorist Pay
/ / . Flatsales: 1OO%
/ / . Edited Flatsales: 1OO%
/ / . Games: 1OO%
/ / . Auctions: 1OO%
/ / . Customs: 1OO%
/ / . Breedings: 1OO%

Senior Colorist Pay
/ / . Flatsales: 1OO%
/ / . Edited Flatsales: 1OO%
/ / . Games: 1OO%
/ / . Auctions: 1OO%
/ / . Customs: 1OO%
/ / . Breedings: 1OO%
/ / . Bribes: 1OO%

Hiring Form for COLORISTS:
Colorist Application: XXXX
Click on 'OC Application' and the Download should start automatically.
Once filled out, please post the form in the thread - you may edit it with further examples as you make them.



[color=dodgerblue][size=16]♕[/size][/color][color=white]xxx[/color] [size=16]P[/size]otential Colorist Here!
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]USERNAME:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color] Username Here
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]NICKNAME:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color] Nickname Here
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]REFERRED BY:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color] If Anyone
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]APPLYING FOR:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color] Full-Time / Part-Time / Guest
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]EXPERIENCE:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color] List & Link Shops you are currently working for, or have worked for in the past.
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]HANDS SAMPLES:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color] Links / Thumbnails ONLY.
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]OTHER SAMPLES:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color] Links / Thumbnails ONLY.

[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]CAN YOU EDIT, COLOR, OR BOTH:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color]
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]BIGGEST CHALLENGE / WEAKNESS:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color]
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color]
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]WORKLOAD:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color] How many OCs you can do a month -- this will NOT affect you being hired.
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]DO YOU FORESEE ANY PROBLEMS WITH GETTING THINGS DONE ON TIME?[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color]
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]WHY DO YOU WANT TO WORK AT HANDS OF AVANDERE?[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color]

[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]AVAILABILITY:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color] Days / Times OR Hours Per Week. PLEASE note that we are a very active shop and we do expect our staff to be available at least 8 hours a week at [u]minimum.[/u]
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]REFERENCES:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color] One to Three Users with whom you've worked with.
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]DO YOU HAVE AIM / ARE YOU WILLING TO GET AIM?[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color] Having AIM is a requirement of working with us, as it's what we use for weekly meetings, planning, events, etc.
[size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]COMMENTS:[/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][color=white]xx[/color] If Any~


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xxx CURRENT CONTESTS:

FIRST TO PAGE 2O
x x x xxx Without meaningless posts / bumps, the first person to page 2O will receive 2OO,OOOgg! Hang around, talk, tell us what you think of the shop, make suggestions, throw some colorists our way, tell us how your day went! It's always nice getting to know each other~!

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ADVERTISING CONTEST
x x x xxx Like this place so much you just can’t WAIT to share the love with your friends and wouldn’t mind a little reward for your efforts to spread the joy that is HoA? Well then, have we got something for you! This little advertising contest (rules and other necessary details are listed in the spoiler below) might just do the trick!! What is the prize? Well, dearie, it’s the honor of obtaining the very first OC created here, and colored by King himself! to the person with the most points. That whet your appetite yet? Well, there are even more Prizes! Check em out below, and click the Spoiler Tab for the Contest's Rules!

ADVERTISING BANNERS

FOR SIGNATURES
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FOR POST FORMATS
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FOR A TIGHT SQUEEZE
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PRIZES
/ / . First Place: -- The VERY FIRST Basic OC Custom, To Be Colored By King.
/ / . Second Place: -- 5OO,OOOgg, To Be Used For Whatever.
/ / . Third Place: -- A Voucher For A Guaranteed Flatsale OC Of Your Choice. ie; You Auto-Win Your First Choice. ♥
/ / . A Raffle Will Be Held For Those Who Did Not Place. -- Basically, those who didn't place will have their points converted to raffle tickets. So say I have 25 points, Puddle has 21 points, and Mira has 1O. Going in order from highest to lowest, I would get tickets O1 - 26. Puddle would get 27 - 47. Mira would get tickets 48 - 57. Then, Mira will RNG a number between O1 - 57. The person who owns the RNG'd ticket number wins!
The Prize for the Raffle is a Coupon worth 25% off a Custom or Breeding.

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ADVERTISING CONTEST RULES:

YOU MUST HAVE ONE OF THE THREE BANNERS IN YOUR SIGNATURE! The ONLY exception is using the Want Me / Click Me banner in your post format. It is kinda hard to advertise if people can’t see it, after all, and yes, you can change banner images as long as you have one of them in your signature while participating in the contest.

Every day you have a Banner in your Signature or the Want Me / Click Me in your Post Format, you get points!
x x x xxx To sign up for the Advertising Contest, post the following code in the thread [ Worth an Initial 1O Points ]:

[quote=”Lunar Mirage”][size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]YOU HAVE MY SWORD, MY HEART, AND MY LOYALTY![/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][/quote]


x x x xxx To earn an additional 2 points every day thereafter, post this code in the thread:
[quote=”Lunar Mirage”][size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]IF WE LET OUR HEARTS MOVE OUTWARD, I KNOW WE WILL NEVER DIE![/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][/quote]


If you don't post the daily code, you will not get the points even if you have a banner in your sig / format, so be sure to post it~!

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x x x xxx TO EARN 5 POINTS – Have people post the code below in the thread, which tells us that you referred them! These points will NOT be tallied until the end of the contest, as only those who stayed and hung out for a while will count. If someone posts the code and then leaves, your points will not be awarded. Mira will be keeping a running tab on those referred, who referred them, and if they hung around. Again, points will only be awarded if the referee stayed and shot the s**t for a bit. ♥

[quote=”Lunar Mirage”][size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size] [color=grey][size=9][b]OH,[/color][color=dodgerblue]YOUR USERNAME[/color][color=grey] WAS RIGHT! THESE OC'S ARE GORGEOUS![/b][/size][/color] [size=18][color=#4F94CD][b]⚔[/b][/color][/size][/quote]


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x x x xxx TO EARN 1O POINTS – Refer someone who applies as a colorist or other staff for Hands -- it doesn't matter if they're accepted or not, as long as they apply! Just make sure that they put your Username under the 'Referred By' section on their application!


Mira will be the one overseeing all of this so Azzy can work on the OC's themselves, so please refer all questions about the Advertising Contest to her. She also reserves the right to add in more details/rules as needed later =D


CURRENT ADVERTISING POINT TOTALS:
Updated to Mira's post on pg 39

Official List of Win – (please note that referral points will be counted in at the END of the contest based on watching who stays to chat and who just posts once and runs <3)
1 – manga_artist303 – 126
Graftesarcane – pg 11*
Dark Angelyx - pg 31 (gonna ask azzy about this one..not sure she counts)

2 – Reoakee – 84
a – discoqueen – pg5*
b – Tearstained Snowfall - pg 17

3 – Lirende – 46
4 – T3h Jinji – 36
5 – Dea and #Teddy# - 22
6 – b3horses – 14
7 – Dark Angelyx – 10




xxx NEXT CONTESTS:

CERT-CREATION CONTEST

Both with huge prizes in both gold [ 1mil + for each winner ] and OCs!

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FOR SIGNATURES
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FOR AFFILIATES
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FOR POST FORMATS
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LINES xx N A U G H
BASE COLOR / CLEAN-UP xx Azreth Deservian, Pykichi
TEMPLATING xx Azreth Deservian, Puddleink
CONCEPT xx HoA Team
LAYOUT / BANNERS xx Azreth Deservian


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Holy FACK that took years. OTL
Enjoy, those who wander by~
Bedtime for Kingy.
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