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Tianxia Land

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:07 am
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Hello and welcome to Tianxia's recyclable give-away thread! Here we will give away SoA destined for Tianxia, a pride loosely based on Chinese custom. We recommend you read up on it a bit before entering, so you know if you actually like the pride first! Feel free to ask any questions here! Also, there is a handy-dandy FAQ that answers some things.

So get comfortable and enjoy!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:10 am
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• SoA given away here should not leave Tianxia for another pride or rogue-dom, unless it is disbanded! (For familiars, just please don't cert them attached to non-Tianxia SoA)
• Play nice with everyone else! Don't be a spoilsport. C:
• Not a real rule, but we recommend you read up a bit on Tianxia!
• Every regular SoA in Tianxia (and we encourage familiars to do the same) needs two names. Their 'common name', in any language, and their 'proper name', which must be in Chinese! You can read more about names in the Pride Information thread.
• Everyone can enter! If you have no SoA or you have your own SoA zoo, this contest is for you! Har har.
• You may enter all the contests, but you can only win one regular SoA and one familiar.
• SoA given out here must have their common name and their proper name, or Tianxia name. Their Tianxia name must be in Chinese! You can read more about the names and their significance in the Pride's info thread.
• Unless otherwise stated, SoA here can have their pick of these ranks: hunter, guard, messenger, artisan, student, nanny and worker.

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Tianxia Land

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:11 am
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Starts: Ongoing!
Ends: Sunday, February 10th

Wearing their House colors, these are the only SoA in this giveaway who will have a set House to go to. So the House you will fill in on the form is what decides who will go where! Please pay attention to that, so there aren't any mistakes and misunderstandings. Below if your guide!

The black and yellow male lion is a member of the East House, he is wearing green to let everyone know!
The brown and white lioness is proudly sporting a black goat's skin, the color (or lack thereof!) of the North House!
Looking beautiful in white, the gray cheetah is well suited for the West House!
The dashing red and white male lion is perfectly suited for the South House.

So, how might you win one of these lovely SoA? It's very simple, you need to tell us their backstory. Maybe you'll tell us who they are, where they're from, how they got to Tianxia, or some great feat they've done. But... there's a catch!

Because Tianxia is loosely based on Chinese culture and customs, we want the story you tell us to tie in with Chinese myths, legends, tales and/or folklore. How you fit these elements in is entirely up to you; perhaps the SoA witnessed something from a story, or is a folk hero in his/her own right! You can mix in elements from several different stories, or you can use only one. That's up to you!

We will judge based on how much we like your entry (duh) and how well we can see the elements of Chinese myth in your story. Which isn't to say they can't be subtle. ;D

Here are a few links to help you out; they might not be the best sources ever, but they're something at least! You might have to click a few links in them to get to a story. You don't have to limit yourself to these, if you know a different story, feel free to use it!
[One] [Two] [Three] [Four] [Five] [Six] [Seven] and [Eight]
So there, you have at least something to start off with! I'll apologize in advance if any of those links have popups; on my computer they didn't, but, you never know.

Now, as for ranks. Like everyone else they can get the basic pick of hunter, guard, messenger, artisan or student. But for these guys you can also pick: ranger, soldier, secretary, storyteller, bard, performer, crafter, painter, teacher, matchmaker, overseer or trader. Just make sure to keep in mind what House your SoA is going to be in! Information on those ranks can be found here, here, here, here and here.

All four of these SoA were colored by Ecavi, and their designs are inspired by the chinese zodiac. The lioness is a goat, the red/white lion is a rooster, the cheetah is a horse and the black lion is a dragon. The edits on the lioness were done by F a y t h - x, and the edits on the other three were done by Thalion.

Finally, here is the form you should use to enter!
Edit: Also, please include the name of the story/myth/legend that inspired you, and the link if possible!

[size=14][color=mediumorchid][b]Once upon a time...[/b][/color][/size]
[b]Common Name:[/b]
[b]Tianxia Name:[/b]
[b]House:[/b] North, South, West or East. Remember this affects which SoA you're trying for!
[b]Personality:[/b] You can keep it short, only a few words, if you'd like! What really matters is what's next.
[b]The Story:[/b]

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1. F a y t h - x, pg. 2 (W)
2. Andranis, pg. 2 (E)
3. oo DeD, pg. 3 (E)
4. Schicksalswende, pg. 3 (E)
5. Rennekae, pg. 5 (W)
6. Chun Chun Boom, pg. 5 (E)
7. Talencia, pg. 6 (N)
8. Chun Chun Boom, pg. 6 (N)
9. Andranis, pg. 11 (S)
10. The Captain Britain, pg. 12 (E)
11. Kimaria, pg. 12 (S)
12. iStoleYurVamps, pg. 13 (S)
13. Puhterodactyl, pg. 13 (S)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:12 am
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Starts: Ongoing!
Ends: Sunday, February 10th.

Talk about lucky! The guy above has his pick of just about any rank in Tianxia, even ones you'd normally need a lot of RP to get to. His only limitations are the ranks cannot be royal/hereditary; he has no family in Tianxia, so he can't have inherited the title from anyone. He also cannot be a priest, monk, fortuneteller or guardian.

Basically, this is an excellent opportunity to own a character in a privileged position in the pride with relatively little effort! He can be a magistrate, an ambassador, doctor, philosopher, overseer, whatever works for you.

For ranks, you can go here, here, here, here and here. In those links you should find any rank currently available in Tianxia!

This lion was colored by Ecavi. His design is inspired by the Chinese zodiac: he is a pig!

[size=14][color=green][b]I'm looking for a job![/b][/color][/size]
[b]Common Name:[/b]
[b]Tianxia Name:[/b]
[b]Rank:[/b] Tell us!
[b]Reason:[/b] Tell us why you picked that rank. Include personality and a bit of history. As a note, if you go with a high class rank, he's probably been in the pride for a while, earning recognition and trust.

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1. NovaCracker, pg. 2
2. Talencia, pg. 3
3. CaliWolfe, pg. 4
4. Ecavi, pg. 4
5. Aurrie Beaues, pg. 5
6. Chun Chun Boom, pg. 9
7. The Captain Britain, pg. 12

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Tianxia Land

Tianxia Land

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:14 am
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Starts: Ongoing!
Ends: Sunday, February 10th.

The lovely lady above is the cause of quite a buzz in Tianxia!

To win this girl, you need to start a rumor about her. What do we mean by rumor? That is best explained by reading this post in the community thread! Rumors are a feature in Tianxia that really only serve to make RP more fun, and give people more stuff to do.

Because the rumor doesn't really have to be true and could just be made up, the rumor you chose can even be a little absurd! Have fun with it! Just remember to keep in mind, the winner's rumor will be added to the thread, and people will be allowed to use it in RP!

This lioness was colored by Ecavi. Her design is inspired by the Chinese zodiac: she is a tiger!

[size=14][color=dodgerblue][b]I'll give you something to talk about![/b][/color][/size]
[b]Common Name:[/b]
[b]Tianxia Name:[/b]

[b]I'm listening![/b] What is the rumor, basically? Try to be brief!
[b]Where does this rumor circulate?[/b] Who is the target audience? Who talks about this, who might hear it?

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1. Andranis, pg. 2
2. NovaCracker, pg. 2
3. Talencia, pg. 4
4. Aurrie Beaues, pg. 5
5. Chun Chun Boom, pg. 6
6. musicaloner7, pg. 12
7. Annchan, pg. 13

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:15 am
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Starts: Ongoing!
Ends: Sunday, February 10th.

The leopard above is guilty. Or that is what he has been declared! Simply put, he is currently in the worst position someone can be within Tianxia, a criminal. As such, he is required to work without question or compensation, and being too lippy might earn him a thwacking.

What ever did he do to get himself in this position? Well, that is up to you! As far as history goes, you can assume he'd been in Tianxia for a little while and settled in, before he did... whatever he did.

Tianxia is a pride with orally established law and punishment, you can read more about it here. You don't have to limit yourself with things listed there; because of the oral nature of law, and the ability of the Lords, Ladies, Emperor and Empress to pass judgement as they see fit, he might have done something different.

About being a criminal. He isn't treated nicely, but not exactly abused. People will be curt and generally impolite to him, and if they ask him for a 'favor' he should probably do it; good behavior and helpfulness will get him out of the predicament. Children are told to avoid him. No one is supposed to beat him to a pulp, but he might get pushed around a bit, or humiliated. He shouldn't react to this, it'd get him in trouble. This process isn't really just a matter of being mean, the idea is for him to have a pretty bad experience and learn from his mistakes.

To be easily identified, he's been equipped with a pair of earrings, one on each ear for visibility from all sides, and a tail ring. These are rather large, if not too heavy, and colored in black and bright orange. He should not remove any of these until his time is up; if he is seen and recognized without them, he will receive a beating!

Once he has redeemed himself, the items will be removed, though of course the scar from the earrings on his ears will remain. Afterwards he can go back to normal life, and everyone should treat him just fine, though the scars that remain on his ears (from the earrings) might lead to wariness from others. He is free to go on with life and be happy and make a living. It is up to you when that happens, just ask us about it!

Now, with all that info out of the way, you should be good to enter for this lovely boy!

This leopard was colored by Ecavi. His design is inspired by the Chinese zodiac: he is a rat!

[color=salmon][size=14][b]Guilty as charged![/b][/size][/color]
[b]Common Name:[/b]
[b]Tianxia Name:[/b]
[b]Rank:[/b] Criminal
[b]What did he do?[/b] Why is this leopard in this predicament? Did he hit a cub, did he steal? You can answer this however you want, in RP-style or just explaining what happened.
[b]Future Plans:[/b] Will he redeem himself? How? What will he become and do afterwards? Did the experience change his possibly wicked ways?

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1. Talencia, pg. 2
2. NovaCracker, pg. 2
3. Bloo Starr, pg. 13

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Tianxia Land

Tianxia Land

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:16 am
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Coming Soon!

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Tianxia Land

Tianxia Land

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:18 am
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Starts: Ongoing!
Ends: Sunday, February 10th.

To win these guys, you must help us spread the word of this wonderful giveaway!

It's all very straightforward, just put our lovely little randomized banner in your sig, linking to this here thread. Every day you have it in your sig, post here to let us know using the form below. Each day in your sig counts as a ticket! And when everything is said and done, we will roll to decide a winner. Yaaay!

I will try to update the list every night, but of course I'll only add the ticket if I see it in your sig when I go do that.

Both of them were colored by Ecavi. Their designs are inspired by the Chinese zodiac: the waterbuck is the ox and the snake is the...snake!

So, here's the banner:

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And to claim your tickets, post this little code once every day you have the banner in your sig:
[size=15][color=red]I have raised my banners for Tianxia today![/color][/size]

Ticket List:
1. Das Tor
2. Andranis
3. Lethrossen
4. Andranis
5. Lethrossen
6. Das Tor
7. Andranis
8. Das Tor
9. Lethrossen
10. Andranis
11. Das Tor
12. Lethrossen
13. Andranis
14. Andranis
15. Andranis
16. Das Tor
17. Lethrossen
18. Andranis
19. Andranis
20. Lethrossen
21. Andranis
22. Chun Chun Boom
23. Lethrossen
24. Andranis
25. Chun Chun Boom
26. Andranis
27. Chun Chun Boom
28. Das Tor
29. Andranis
30. Chun Chun Boom
31. Andranis
32. Chun Chun Boom
33. Chun Chun Boom
34. Andranis
35. Andranis
36. Lethrossen
37. Andranis
38. Chun Chun Boom
39. Das Tor
40. Andranis
41. Chun Chun Boom
42. Andranis
43. Chun Chun Boom
44. Andranis
45. Chun Chun Boom
46. Chun Chun Boom
47. Das Tor
48. Andranis
49. Andranis
50. Chun Chun Boom
51. Andranis
52. Andranis
53. Lethrossen
54. Andranis
55. Andranis
56. Andranis
57. Andranis
58. Andranis
59. Chun Chun Boom
60. Andranis
61. Andranis
62. Das Tor
63. Andranis
64. Andranis
65. Andranis
66. Andranis

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Tianxia Land

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