[justify][i][size=200]T[/size]hough the air around hangs thick with a growing fog, a subtle light can be made out in the distance. For those patient enough to linger, a figure soon reveals itself - the shape of a lithe, four-legged animal. However, as the figure approaches, it couldn’t possibly be so. The being before you, shrouded in light, presents themselves in the form of a red fox. Their loose tail is tethered gently in the old life from the forest, dead leaves crunching beneath their feet. When the fox is just several feet from you, they stop, lift their head, and appear to look at you with a nostalgic fondness. There’s the sense that this being has visited before, and their footsteps have memories of the land beneath them.[/i]
“Greetings, gentle inhabits of Louloudia,” they call to you, with a voice that could only be described as light rainfall. “I am the spirit of Autumn, and I bring with me a great seasonal shift. I paint the land in many shades, bring about the time of harvest, and prepare the land for its approaching chill.”
The fox slowly sits down, not breaking their gaze.
“I must call on you all to help me with a difficult talk. You may already feel that the land is out of balance. An unnatural chill fills the air long before the time of Winter is ready to rise from its slumber. The sun becomes blotted out with a foggy darkness. I’m afraid Mavros has come to steal the soul of our very world.”
They look toward the sky and the mood in the air shifts.
“The very beings we Spirits have chosen to keep peace in Louloudia have been snatched up by Mavros’ grasp. He has hidden our Peacekeepers throughout the land, and I’m afraid that he has used a very dark magic to make me blind to their presence. I cannot easily sense them around me. I need your help to find them before too long, or I’m afraid they may vanish from existence forever.”
A strange feeling of warmth creeps up around you, like a blanket made from the air itself. A sense of hope begins to form.
“You will not be alone, my dear Louloudian. I will be with you. Complete this task for me, and the Spirits of Louloudia will surely grace you with their blessings for many years to come. As you move forward now, fear not - I will be working to fight Mavros’ dark magic so that I may offer you my assistance.”
The fox, in a simple, almost ethereal movement, rises to their feet and bows deeply. As softly as they appeared, so they disappear back into the dark forest.
In order to free Louloudia’s Peacekeepers, you must search for fragmented crystals on the Chat and Forum throughout specified periods of time. Follow along carefully because Mavros is watching all of you closely…
[spoiler][center][size=120]October 8th - October 14th[/size] ::: Search for crystal fragments on the chat[/center]
For this part of the event you will be searching for crystal fragments hidden throughout the areas of Louloudia’s chat. These fragments will be a part of the background of each area (room). Once you’ve found a crystal, bring it back to Autumn, so that the spirit may gather strength to fend off Mavros in your honor. Beware of foul play and trickery…
[/spoiler][spoiler][center]October 15th - October 21st ::: Search for crystal fragments on the forum![/center]
For this part of the event you will be searching for crystal fragments hidden throughout the forum posts of Louloudia. These fragments will appear in specific forums and forum posts. Clues for each fragment will be released throughout this week of the event. Once you’ve found a crystal, you must bring it back to Autumn once again.
[spoiler][center][size=120]October 22nd - October 28th[/size]
Search for crystallized Peacekeepers on our webpages and in chat![/center]
For the climax of the event, you must search for the Peacekeepers in their crystal prisons throughout the webpages of Louloudia. If you find a Peacekeeper whose pose is of them trapped in their crystal prison on chat, this may also count as finding the Peacekeeper’s crystal! Once you’ve found a crystallized Peacekeeper, you must bring the final piece back to the spirit of Autumn so that it may put all the fragments back together to release the Peacekeeper.
[center][size=120]October 29th - October 31st[/size]
Winners announced & prizes distributed![/center]
To conclude the event, prizes for restoring the season’s peace will be awarded to those who have journeyed throughout the land, dedicating themselves to finding the fragments and crystals in the form of custom and pre-made artwork by @Kahja & @AΘENA.
***Three members of those who have actively participated throughout the event will be chosen at random to win any one of these prizes.***
Grand Prize : Fully custom collaborative pose featuring your character and your favorite seasonal spirit (or Mavros) within the pose
Secondary Prize : Full-body flatcolor with your character and your favorite seasonal spirit
Tertiary Prize : Avatar flatcolor with the Autumn Seasonal Spirit
Any and all participants of the event may use these pre-made grayscales :
[center] or uncolored [/center]
Permissions: Pomegranate, Ilos, Acne, Osiris, Jakiss, Alpen, Unibee, Hocus, Vreel, Dorian