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Reverie Jamboree 2024

Posted 1 day ago :: Last edited 1 day ago by ccbestiary

This event lasts until the very last second of August. This event focuses on diversity of all manners--love reaches across all barriers! Even, sometimes, opposing elements. Dragons are available in every color under the sun (and moon), and it’s time to highlight their differences. Draw a rainbow of dragons to complete the event!

How to Enter

Drawing a dragon of each basic element will net you 1 SC. If you include all ten different element dragons in one picture–with the dragons making a rainbow, in elemental order–then you get an extra 5 SC. For writing, just introduce the dragons in the order of their colors, and make sure to detail their appearance.

Gift art has extra prizes. If it is gift art, you get an extra reward that matches the element of the dragon below. Finally, if all of the dragons in the art piece or combined art entries are dragons that belong to others, you get 5 Silver Tickets.

Submit your entries to the Seasonal Event Prompt.  Attach the dragon(s) that feature in the art. If it is a gift, please state which player the dragon belongs to, and make sure to tell them about the art.

Elemental Prizes:

              • Light Dragon - Crystal Chandelier
              • Fire Dragon - Decorative Sword
              • Jungle Dragon - Spice Rack
              • Thunder Dragon - Entertainment System
              • Earth Dragon - Ancient Reconstruction
              • Ocean Dragon - Koi Pond
              • Storm Dragon - Roulette
              • Wind Dragon - Bookshelf
              • Dark Dragon - Star Chart
              • Metal Dragon - Looking Glass

 

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Two of these items are brand new and temporarily exclusive to the event! They will appear in the usual crafting tables and loot at a later point this season.

F.A.Q.

Do I need to enter on the Chronocompass site?

Yes, you will need a site account so that you can receive your prizes.

Can I use my own dragons?

Yes, but you will only receive an SC reward, not the items or silver tickets.

Can I turn in one part at a time?

You may create individual pieces that meet activity requirements, then combine them at the end for the additional prizes. This means that each entry still needs a finished dragon and background. Dragons that are reused will not receive additional EXP for the final version, even if the background receives updates to help it merge better. Dragons that only appear in the final version receive exp as normal.

Do I have to gift different people?

It is encouraged, but not required, to gift different players.

Can we collaborate?

Yes! An additional set of dragons is required in collaborations, and they must still appear in order when they appear in the larger version. Example: If two people collaborate, then two light dragons must appear. If three, then three light dragons. If a complete rainbow image is made together, the light dragons must appear together. Collaborators cannot gift each other for the gift rewards.

Activity Overhaul, Rider Romance, & Reverie Jamboree

Posted 2 weeks ago :: Last edited 2 weeks ago by ccbestiary

To prevent event info from getting buried, Reverie Jamboree will have its own update. The events will be summarized here and gameplay updates–many major–revealed! Brace yourself for some highly requested features, transparency, and an overall gay time for Pride Month.

Second Bonds are Back in Action

Second Bonds were greatly nerfed when moving from CCBestiary to the current Lorekeeper setup. It became little more than a lore feature, maybe even a hassle. That changes this month. First, a Second Bond can be used to rank a Dragon Knight to Dragon Master. This has been highly requested over the years. I hesitated since having a romantic partner doesn’t quite correlate with skill as a Rider, but at the same time, this is a magical bond. Maybe there’s some magic talent involved. So it’s in there now!

Next, you can use Second Bonded Riders as a substitute Rider in activities where a dragon requires a Rider, or would get a bonus from a Rider. They must be depicted in the art, and you have to include that a Second Bond is being used when turning it in. By including a Second Bond Rider in art, the dragon can utilize both sets of buffs and Familiars. When calculating EXP, it will sense which character has the higher rank and grant EXP accordingly. This means if a dragon’s owner is a Dragon Companion, but the Second Bond is a Dragon Master, then depicting the dragon with both of them will give the +5 EXP buff rather than +3. Adventurer, Trainer, Rancher, and other buffs given will be provided when a Second Bond is depicted during activities. Again, if both Rider and Bond have differing job ranks, it will take from the higher rank! Breeding has a special caveat–the Breeder Buff still needs to come directly from their Rider, rather than the Second Bond. Familiars may still be used from either the usual Rider or Second Bond.

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Rider Activities

Riders may complete activities on their own. They no longer need to be accompanied by any dragon. Rather than the highest level dragon, it will look at Prestige for Riders (one less thing for you to keep track of on forms!). Riders gain 1 item, Companions 2, Knights 3, and Masters 4. However, something official from the game needs to be depicted in the art piece. If a dragon is unavailable, then a landmark will do! Check the lore sections to see if any would suit your Rider’s activity. Landmarks are officially designated marks that show the character is in a place. In example, the Timber Township crest is a Landmark. It may appear on a flag in the background, on a poster, on an object, or however else you can imagine incorporating it.

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Lore Team Unite!

Speaking of lore, it’s worth repeating that the world of Chronocompass is an open world. This means anyone can create their own canon with these creatures and places! A while ago, there was a Discord Prompt seeking particular locations people would like to see in lore. Given how popular it was, I’d like to provide a public place where anyone can contribute to the official lore. You can find more info on this in Questions and Suggestions. You even get a snazzy Lore Team award for your profile if your suggestion is added. Please note that there is no number limit to how many you can suggest. Submit as many as you like! Remember that this world is an open universe, so anything you submit will be available for anyone to use, edit, or adjust for their own stories. Do not submit things you would prefer to keep a copyright of. 

For an example of what an accepted Lorecation looks like, take a look at Zincwolf’s and Frights-and-Nights’s  Timber Township! Their Lorecation is the first to be player-contributed. A big thank you to them, and to anyone who would like to add to this open universe! The illustration for this location is available as a Jungle/Thunder/Metal background.

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Activity Updates & Transparency

First, we are accepting Activity Moderators! If you are interested, please send a Mod Message along with what sort of Activity you would like to mod. It became apparent during the Expedition trial that more mods were needed; I’ll monitor things to see if more mods are needed to ensure the best gameplay experience. 

Now for the chunky news. If you recently had an adventure processed, you’ll notice something new. Everything is now deposited into your inventory as a Lootbox Item, which you can open from there. No longer will you wonder if those Familiar rolls really are rolling (they are!). With this, we are able to combine elemental loot, so you no longer need to have 3 items for a chance at Neutral, Element 1, and Element 2. In example, instead of Fire/Jungle Caving dropping  x1 Fire Loot, x2 Neutral Loot, and x1 Jungle Loot, you now get x4 Fire/Jungle Loot! Also, who doesn’t like opening up presents?

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These changes go hand-in-hand with a new Activity Roller, which you can check out here. Other new automated buffs include any equipment and Jobs present on the dragon or their Rider. If you are using the benefit of a Second Bond, you will need to list them, but Riders are otherwise automatically checked the same way. This info pulls directly from the Dragon and Rider traits, so be sure that these are up-to-date when you put in rolls! Also include a gentle bump in the Buff area if a dragon’s Rider is present–sometimes we miss them, especially in sheets or images that hit the character cap. Just having a Rider present adds all sorts of bonuses to a dragon, so it’s a good thing to note down. 

Like breedings, all buffs are now listed on the Prompts. You will know if Equipment was picked up, Familiars were applied, the correct level was used, Adventurer was noticed, Fortune included–anything that affects the results at all! Much of this is all automated, so if it’s on the import, it should be folded in automatically. Now you can know for sure though. Comfort in knowing and all that! As nearly all RNG is in the player’s hands now, all these updates ensure a completely transparent gaming experience for all players.

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Expeditions

Remember when I said ‘nearly all?’ Expeditions has some of the RNG that is kept hush-hush for the moment. This is why, where possible, things will be rolled in Discord. The meaning of these rolls is for you detectives to out there to deduce 🔍 .

The staggering amount of activity that Expeditions inspired was a bit of a surprise, and a welcome one! Still, this caused a bit of a clog in how quickly things were processed. I don’t think that this was a ‘fair’ bit of a trial, so Expeditions will be extended. With more mods at the helm, activities–and by extension Expeditions–should go much faster.

Expeditions will temporarily close until both Activities and the Expedition queue are cleared. They will reopen immediately after that. A request for feedback will come at the end of June. Still, there are some changes that can be made before feedback that have become quite apparent!

The first part of the Celestial quest will be made a little more common. The rest of the quest will go unchanged, but Luna also gives hints that help complete it, so it will still be more accessible. I mean, what? Who said Luna?

Anyways, the Expedition turn-in will change a bit. You need to post a new comment when you complete the Expedition, rather than reply to the comment. This prevents it from getting lost in all the other Expeditions! As time goes on it will become easier and easier to miss your responses, so this change will fix that before it becomes a bigger problem.

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Reverie Jamboree

This area might seem a bit small, but that’s because Reverie Jamboree is getting its own news update! After the crazy winter events, this one is much more mild-mannered. Drawing gift art of a dragon of each basic element will net you a corresponding reward. If you include all ten different element dragons in one picture–with the dragons making a rainbow, in elemental order–then you get 5 SC as well. If all of the dragons in the combined art are dragons that belong to others, you get 5 Silver Tickets. For writing, just introduce the dragons in the order of their colors, and make sure to detail their appearance.

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Tamables

Over 10 Tamables have landed! While this seems like a lot to be active at once–and honestly, it is–I hope it encourages people to go after their favorites rather than hold off for others to tame. Along with that, it means more players can chase Tamables and grab the related achievements! Along with that, a few adjustments are being made to tamables. First, odds are more visible. All rolls are made in Discord. Second, odds will be much better moving forward. If they turn out to be a scarcity, that will change, but in the meantime I foresee many tamables being active at once!

Furthermore, you can encounter the tamables during Expeditions. Expedition taming odds are usually better, though an experienced Trainer and food-wielding player can get the odds lower after a few attempts. You are also not guaranteed to encounter tamables–though if you figure out their condition keywords, they do become more likely. Check out the Challenge page here to see all active Tamables!

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Awards

Awards have sort of lurked in the background. It’s time to end that! Awards has its own link on the hotbar, and each one links to the Mod Message area, where you can redeem them. Some Awards require links, so make sure to put those in the description! A new Award has been added: Little Bird, Big Adventures!

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Egg Backlog

Migrated eggs were originally intended to be traitless. It wasn’t feasible at the time to add traits to every single egg. There is a bit of coding I’ve done on the backend that has made this more feasible, and I intend to trait every single egg. I’d like to prioritize active players that would actually use the function before players that haven’t joined yet. If you would like to be one of those prioritized players, please send a Mod Message!

Miscellaneous Updates

  • Ahuizotl, Whirlybug, Nyandroid, Soulstealer, Slime, and Yauhtli have had their effect changed.
  • Egg-shaped Rocks are no longer trash. They open into a Fairy Armadillo Roll. If you previously tossed an Egg-shaped Rock or two or three, put in a claim and I'll send you the missing items. Good luck to everyone with these extra rolls!
  • Claims has been changed to Mod Messages to better reflect what they are for.
  • Elemental Adventure Loot Familiars now drop a box instead of a random elemental item which can sometimes be neutral. In other words, they are ALWAYS elemental now. The element is random, but it does include a high chance of black and white opals.
  • Jewelry updates:
    • Large Jewelry crafted with Floating Coral will give the equipped character +1 to the chosen stat when training.
    • Small Jewelry crafted with Floating Coral will give the equipped dragon +3 EXP when depicted while Training.
    • Large Jewelry crafted with Quartz will give the equipped character +3 to all stats during Expeditions.
    • Small Jewelry crafted with Quartz will give the equipped dragon +3 EXP when depicted in Expeditions.
    • Onyx Small Jewellery no longer says it requires Amethyst to craft it over Onyx.
    • Silver Large Jewellery no longer has Diamond listed in its description text over Silver.
    • Large Jewellery Geode no longer has Quartz listed in its ingredients over Geodes .
  • Turquoise now has a Silvence price
  • We are always on the hunt for tiny little errors, so feel free to send something in through Mod Messages if you spot one 
  • All Druid items drop from adventures now, so the mutation is at its full potential. However, Critter Cage and Trail Camera cannot be opened until their relevant collectibles are added.

~cosmonstars

Expeditions, Stellar Element, Lore Bonus, & More

Posted 2 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by ccbestiary

They’re finally here! Expeditions have launched! Or, at least, the beta. You can find the complete details here. In short, Expeditions are special quests that are customized according to how you found them. During the months of April and May, when you turn in a piece of art that meets activity requirements, you have a 100% chance of obtaining a Chronocompass. 

What’s so special about a Chronocompass? You can turn them in to generate three special quests. You may pick the quest that best suits your character and complete it. Many things can only be obtained from Expeditions. This includes the special Crafting Familiars, Blessing Items, Tamable Dragons, and even a special quest that ends with a new element: Stellar. More on that later. Although Expeditions have plenty to discover for low-level dragons and low-prestige Riders, more developed characters shine and can find rarer Expeditions.

Some Small Notes:

  • You may only post one Expedition comment per day.
  • You can post without completing previous Expedition comments.
  • To help with testing this month, you may use dragons without a Rite of Passage.
  • If you received a Chronocompass from an event, you may choose who does the expedition. Otherwise, the character that found it will always be the Expeditioner. 

 

Expected Changes After Beta:

  • Drop rates of a Chronocompass will be greatly reduced.
  • After beta, Rites of Passage will be required, just like any other challenge.
  • Limitations may be placed on what sort of prompts can drop them.
  • A vote will be held on whether it should be only personal art that drops them.
  • A vote will be held on whether companions can drop them.
  • There will be no daily limit.
  • The usual anonymous feedback form will be sent out, and adjustments made based on feedback. 

Stellar Element and the Celestial Quests

The Stellar Element and Expeditions go hand-in-hand. Only very accomplished Dragons or Riders can complete this multi-stage event to its end. 

Here are some highlights of a Stellar Element dragon:

  • They may take on any appearance. ANY.
  • Yes, any markings too.
  • They automatically gain tier four magic in all regular elements.
  • They gain access to Stellar Magic, which can do quite a few peculiar things when it comes to abilities and breeding. Stellar magic is leveled like regular magic, and more details will be available once the blessing is discovered.
  • Stellar dragons lay one egg per month. This egg is guaranteed to be Night or Day and the breeder may pick which element it ends up prior to breeding.
  • And more!

Here are some highlights of a Stellar Rider:

  • They may bond with any Elemental Dragon, including ones that do not match their element.
  • They may unlock every job.
  • They may receive two extra job promotions.
  • They may care for five more Familiars.
  • And more!

“Pity Counter”

This is for the folks with bad luck. Individual characters will receive a tally each time they complete an Expedition while they meet the requirements to trigger the separate special Expedition. The tally also goes up extra during some secret circumstances. If a character does not trigger a quest after completing a certain amount of Expeditions, then the quest will automatically trigger the next time they roll a new Expedition. This number is very high and players are more likely to encounter the Expedition before the tally reaches its end. It is expected that very few players will accomplish this feat and unlock a Stellar character.

Lore EXP Bonus & New Lore

Dragons will now get a 1 EXP bonus if they are drawn in a lore location. There might be a special familiar hidden in Expeditions that can improve this to 3 EXP…will you be the one to find it? If a location has a Landmark then it must be portrayed (in example: a location with a gryphon statue landmark needs a gryphon statue somewhere). Details will be added as they are discovered in Expeditions. For now, the following areas/concepts have been discovered or revealed:

Design

Three new Design Mods have been added to the team– Doom, MilkRat, and Zincwolf! Please welcome them in :3 . They have already worked wonders by keeping the design queue tidy and helping with the character exchanges. It’s because of them that all this other stuff can happen, so here’s my thank you to you three, from the bottom of my heart <3 . Along with the new mods, the usual design buffs have arrived!

New Effects and Buffs:

  • Charged Type Two Aegis may cover up to 40% of the dragon and greatly protrude from its body.
  • Scorched - This may now appear black on any dragon.
  • Charged Scorched - Charged Scorched can have a gradient up the whole legs/neck/tail. This now matches Charged Tipped's coverage.
  • Suntouched - This may now appear white on any dragon.
  • Charged Suntouched - Charged Suntouched can have a gradient up the whole legs/neck/tail. This now matches Charged Tipped's coverage.
  • Extensions has a new effect – alternatively, you may charge a common trait on the dragon. Free elemental traits may be chosen. This trait may be a modifier OR a display trait
  • An extra Finned Crest example was located and is now displayed on the page.
  • Artificial Crest does not need to be decorative anymore (although it is still highly encouraged).
  • Jewels on Artificial Crest may be different colors
  • Flaunt no longer needs to show all marks if Flaunt’s special layering rules would cover them.
  • Shading example images have been changed entirely on the 'creating your dragon page.' The text has also changed to better explain why dragon scales do not typically shine.
  • Charged shell now has examples (found them in the depths™️)
  • Capricorn buff: you may optionally remove the hind limbs or turn them into aquatic limbs. This means any leg shenanigans are optional now!
  • If a dragon is born with a Soulbound Familiar, then Companion can take on the shape of that Familiar instead.
  • You may choose not to cover extremities with Protofeathers (such as the face, neck, legs, tail, fingers, etc.), but the main body of the dragon must be covered. This can allow for some proper ostrich-like dragons!
  • Charged Glitch may use visual 'glitches' from physical media. Some examples are a marking 'running out of ink' as it goes along the dragon, misaligned halftones/screens, double printing, or similar issues.
  • Translucent Skittertint Option: Skittertint can be 'watered down' and allow traits underneath to show through. When this happens, the marks can have their color adjusted, but their true color should be visible somewhere outside of the Skittertint. If the entire mark is obscured by Skittertint, then a second reference is needed. This is the only way Skittertint affects display traits.

 

Missing text was added to these traits:

  • If a dragon has at least one naturally long trait (such as a very long mane, long digging claws, etc.), then showing Extensions in another area is optional.
  • When these ears are not located on the head, they must resemble ears in some way.
  • This allows you to create two lines of fins, running symmetrically down the body. They should still be positioned very close to the belly.
  • Charged Nebula may have white stars.
  • A small list of glitch ideas has been added to glitch. it is not all-inclusive.
  • Tattered creates tears and holes in the dragon’s wings, ears, webbing, fins, or thin areas of skin. It can create cracks in horns, nails, and similar hard objects. Lastly, it can create scars on the body. These scars follow the natural/small scar rules of Loremarkers. Tattered can affect any traits that have a flat surface or webbing, any trait that can be cracked, and any trait that can be scratched.
  • Charged Tattered allows for large scars.
  • Skittertint is applied on top of the trait and will solidly cover the area (unless using the new effect from above). It cannot not completely hide traits.

 

Other Updates

  • Prestige has had some legacy crafting text updated.
  • Lore information on compatible and opposing elements has been added to their respective Element pages.
  • Text for Calendar updated to be clarified & expand use – Events give 3 Event EXP in images that have a member of the Den in it. This replaces the normal event exp, which is normally 1 or 2 for festivals. Calendar buffs are no longer restricted to den! have your celebrations anywhere :3
  • Information on Riders is now prominent on the dragon pages.
  • The following Familiars have been updated (hopefully to their final forms!):
    • Vixen: Increases the chance of Encounter Expeditions.
    • Border Collie: Prevents injuries during Expeditions.
    • Black Cat: Removes the chance of a Critical Failure during expeditions.
    • Lucky Duck: doubles chance of a Critical Success during expeditions.

What to Look Forward to:

  • 10 New Marks are coming your way! The winners of the Discord marking prompt will be announced at that time :3 .
  • June Reverie Jamboree
  • Trail Cams and Critter Cages
  • Much more Lore to munch!

Festival of the Day 2024 - Character Exchange!

Posted 5 months ago :: Last edited 4 months ago by ccbestiary

Aurelia’s Hatchery is running out of space for new eggs. Given that they all have crazy magic going on, she wants to find them their homes as soon as possible! The last thing she needs are two dozen eggs hatching early and destroying her Hatchery. She seeks the help of Riders the worlds over to find new homes for the eggs. Perhaps they will find their dragon here…or perhaps they can tell if someone else matches a dragon! This is a secret Santa event where players look for their dragon and find a dragon for others. Will you find who you’re looking for?

This year, Aurelia will be splitting the egg hunting into two batches. This is the signup for the second batch!

What is a Secret Santa?

For this Secret Santa, you make a custom dragon for someone. In return, you receive a custom dragon from someone else, along with a few other prizes! Who you get it from is a surprise, and the person you are assigned is also a surprise. This time around, you will not receive the same giftee or gifter (though your first round giftee might just end up being your gifter!). Please keep your assignments a secret until March 15th. What you get is random, so only participate if you are open to any possibilities.

Prizes:

  • One pre-designed secret santa dragon with a few custom traits to make you smile~ 
  • It will have a UR trait of choice.
  • It will have Large Adornments and matching Large Jewelry.
  • 1 Slot to an Emissary of your choosing
  • 1 Legendary Egg +10 SC -OR- 1 Ultra-rare Egg + 15 SC

Comment this Form to Join:

Desired Element (PICK ONE): (Any Element other than Day/Night/Stellar)
Chosen UR: Click here for a list and click here for trait details. You can pick any one UR that does NOT match your element. In example, if you picked Thunder as your desired element, you cannot pick Electric as your chosen UR.
Theme Request: (Example: Cute! Keep it short and simple, one sentence max, no run-ons)
Phobias & Problem Colors: (optional. list any phobias and/or colors to avoid. please do not be super specific with colors.)
Desired Emissary Slot: (click here for a list of emissaries or simply list an element)

Designer Rules:

  • One element should match their preferred element. You can pick any other element for their second or choose to make it purebred. Their second element also can't match the UR.
  • All physical traits should match their element(s).
  • No base Ultra-rare traits allowed other than the one they chose. All other traits are allowed.
  • Five Display Traits and Five Modifier traits must be chosen. If you’re in a design pinch, contact the group
  • Charged traits are allowed.
  • Do not include a background/the background should be transparent.
  • To finish your design, you must also have it approved. An exception to DM reviews is made for secret santas--reply to the person who assigned you the task in order to have it reviewed.
  • Designers may choose whether to show the items or not. The equipment buff is applied even if items don't show!

Schedule:

February 3rd — If you signed up, you will receive your Secret Santa target!
March 15th — Designs are due! No extensions.
March 16th — All prizes will be given out!

F.A.Q.

Do I need to enter on the Chronocompass site?

Yes, you will need a site account so that you can receive your prizes.

Can I include extra art/reference art for my secret santa?

Yes! Feel free to attach any art you like to your gift.

Can I include items with the design?

This time around, you may include Large Adornments and Large Jewelry (gemstone will match preferred element). Depicting these IS optional. Making a 'reference' version without the items is optional, since all traits should be apparent. If you do add a reference, make sure that all 'revealed' areas follow trait guidelines.

Can Items Hide Traits?

Items should not completely hide any traits on imports. As long as all traits are apparent, then the design is fine. Example: dragon has a hat on and thorned crest. The hat is on top of the crest, but there are two horn shaped things in the shape of the hat. You can tell there are single-pointed horns under there, so this hat does not hide the trait. If a mark only appears on the horns, then the mark is hidden, and the design won't pass.

What Happens if I Can’t Finish My Design?

The person who made your Secret Santa gift will keep the design they made for you, and you will not receive one. Your recipient will have their gift drawn by a moderator. You will not receive the 10 SC reward, legendary egg reward, or Emissary slot reward. If you are unable to finish your design and you know ahead of the deadline, let us know so we can reassign your task to someone else. Your dragon will be returned to the giftee, and they may choose to gift it to the community however they want (raffle, group contest, etc.) or keep the design.

I am having trouble designing. Can I have some help?

The mods are always happy to help! You can message cosmonstars on Discord or directly message the Chronocompass deviantart group. There is an exception to the no-mod-DMs rule for secret santas.

What Happens if I Don’t Like My Design?

If you would prefer to have the art in your style, you may redraw it. Slight changes in marking coverage/trait coverage are allowed (such as reducing the number of stripes, increasing the amount of Debris, adding items, etc.). However, you cannot change the design that is given to you beyond that, and you cannot use the geno for anything else. When the dragon unlocks magic on its import, the original design should still be apparent through the magical additions. What you get is random, so only participate if you are open to any possibilities.

Can I Sell, Trade, or Gift my Secret Santa egg?

No. If you choose not to use it, it will simply go unused.

Can I Sell, Trade, or Gift my dragon after it’s uploaded?

Once the dragon is uploaded, you may sell or transfer it like normal. There is a one month cooldown on ownership, so if you upload it on February 2nd, you can sell it on March 2nd.

Will the dragons have lineage?

Yes, they will have lineage assigned upon upload. This is usually one recent Emissary parent of matching element(s) exactly and two 1-20 ID grandparents matching the element(s).

Can I enter both Secret Santas?

Yes! Have at it :)

Festival Reminders & Updates

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

Festival of the Day is winding down...but it seems the festivities are still going? Stay tuned for more, but in the meantime, this is an IMPORTANT REMINDER that there are still some events ongoing.

  • Festival Secret Santa closes within the next 24 hours. Enter it here! The first secret santa round yielded some absolutely amazing designs.
  • Festival of the Night continues until the end of February. While it's optional to do fully rendered pieces, any time you do one, you will receive a Chronocompass! As you can choose who goes on these Expeditions and have the chance to meet some interesting critters, I highly encourage folks to complete them! You also get the usual rewards of Silver Tickets and SC for new giftees. Apollo's shop remains open throughout the year!
  • Festival Advent also continues until the end of February. If you missed too many days, you can use Silver Tickets to zoom through them. There are some pretty amazing rewards this year!

In addition, here are some small updates before the big February one.

New Mods

There are three new design mods! Everyone please welcome Doom, Zincwolf, and MilkRat~

Crafting Restoration

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The crafting page has finally been updated to be legible! You can now easily find recipes and choose which buffs to use. It appears there is a new crafting buff as well? What on earth could that be...? Once someone unlocks one of these buffs, a fully detailed update will go out! The only exceptions to the crafting restoration are large and small jewelry, which would be better to add when they have their own art. You can use Claims to craft them in the meantime!

New Items

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Two new familiars and a den item have been added! That gryphon hatchling seems to be a little special...

Hatchery Quest Adjustments

This is to make it more in line with group activities, provide more options for storytelling, and so on. Mostly the 'more options' part.

  • Only three prompts are needed instead of 4.
  • Wordcount now matches normal AR requirements.
  • You may complete the prompts in any order.
  • All users receive rare eggs from quests, whether or not it is their first quest.
  • You may select from 8 different prompts. 4 are new!

To view the new prompts, check out the Hatchery Quest! It is open to both new and old members and grants a free dragon egg once per month.

Design Updates

  • The hole in Zebra for the snout may be a gradient instead of solid; It is also optional now.
  • Ancient text regarding item count on the debris page has finally been removed.
  • Charged Flight Bars may now be asymmetrical.
  • Striped now has two visual examples of its Tabby form! Thank you Doom and Zaxarie!

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Egg Roller Update

The Eggrolls have been less spicy than usual. While it could be attributed to bad luck, it's much more likely that past rolls were good luck. Because everyone loves spicy eggrolls, the roller has been updated to be more consistent. Rare, Ultra-rare, and Legendary eggs all have an increased chance of traits. Ultra-rare eggs have +1 minimum trait and Legendaries have +2 minimum traits. As this is a straight-up buff, there will be no vote to decide whether or not to keep the old one. Eggs posted prior to February cannot be rerolled. Eggs posted on or after February 1st use the new roller.

As always, players are encouraged to check out the RNG themselves! There are now a few comments and color codes to help with this.

Miscellaneous Updates

  • The yearly threads have turned over. Please make sure to update your bookmarks!
  • Hatchery Achievements have been added to the game! You receive one for donating and one for having your donated design adopted and uploaded. Good luck all <3 !
  • An error in which the Intermediate String recipe with the Master Tailor buff required 1 fleece instead of 2 has been fixed.

Festival Advent 2023

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

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The advent requires no art–just attendance! Once per 24 hours, you may make a Claim for a new prize. There are 31 prizes to be had and three months to do claims, so don’t worry if you're unable to grab one every day! There are all sorts of goodies in there to make every day special!

Week One - Memento, Calendar, Small Blessing, Large Adornments, Claws and Fangs, Kermode, Oven

Week Two - Coal, Diary, Weather Vane, Common Dragon Egg, Odd Egg, Soft Bed, Dragon Plush

Week Three - Uncommon Dragon Egg, Rock Collection, Opals, Fair Blessing, First Aid Kit, Frozen Egg, Yeti

Week Four - ?

Week Five - ?

MAKE A CLAIM HERE. Put ‘Festival Advent’ in the comment area. Optionally, you may include a cute emoji.

NOTES:
  • The Advent ends at the very last second of February, Baker Island Time Zone.
  • You receive the prizes in the same order you claim. In example, everyone gets the same prize on the first claim, even if they did not claim on the same day. Everyone who makes their fifth claim will receive the same prize, even if it's on a different day.
  • You may remove a 24 hour cooldown for 1 Silver Ticket, allowing you to skip ahead one day. Attach it to your claim and remember to click the checkbox before hitting Submit. You may do this as many times as you like.
  • Other than the above option, there is no way to get more than one advent prize in a 24 hour period. Please wait until 24 hours have passed before putting in a new claim.

Festival of the Night 2023

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

 

Luna has returned from the Chronoscape, ready to give out their blessings once more!

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They might spare a blessing or two to someone who provides enough silver. For whatever reason, silver tickets appear after a show of dedication or generosity, and there’s plenty of that to share in the holiday season! To enter, draw gift art of someone else’s dragon with one of the following themes (no dragon repeats). The Festival lasts until the end of February. If you complete the event, scroll down to learn about the victory lap!

    1. Ugly Sweater
    2. Sugar Plum Fairy
    3. Ice Skating
    4. Apple Cider
    5. Polar Bear
    6. Winter Trails
    7. Snow Globe
    8. Kindness
    9. Gävle Goat
    10. Mouse King
    11. Jingle Bell Rock
    12. Baking
    13. Winter Blues
    14. Ice Carving
    15. Winter Hymn
    16. Snow Angel
    17. Peanuts
    18. Snowed In
    19. Dog Sledding
    20. Peace
    21. Hippopotamus
    22. Stargazing
    23. Maple Syrup
    24. Snow Paint
    25. Winter Wonderland
    26. Mint
    27. Scrooge
    28. Frost Faire
    29. Wish
    30. Resolutions

Each prompt gives 1 Silver Ticket. Entries that meet normal activity requirements will get an additional Chronocompass. For each new person you gift, you will receive 3 SC. If you do not complete all of the prompts, you still keep the prizes earned along the way!

Click Here to Turn in Your Prompts

Fill out the following form in the notes area:

Prompt:

Terrain:

Buffs:

Attach ALL characters in the piece to this submission so we can check their gift art rules and give out EXP.

Rules:

  • All prompts must be turned in before the deadline (the last second of winter/February). The prompt turn-in is timed and will close automatically.
  • Link to characters used in the description/comments of the art page AND on the prompt turn-in.
  • You may use tickets from past events to gain prizes. Tickets may not be traded, sold, or gifted.
  • Only the artist(s) of an image will receive the prizes.
  • Gifts must follow gift art rules. You can check dragons with open gift art HERE and open gift writing HERE.
  • Gifts must be of dragons; While including Riders is always lovely, they do not count towards prizes.
  • Art images must have a full body dragon, coloring, a background. Although simple backgrounds and chibi characters are allowed, the art should not appear rushed. Remember that these are gifts!
  • They should all be in separate files--no art sheets.
  • The artist(s) turning it in may include Search Tools and Familiar buffs for their own characters.
  • Written entries have a minimum of 300 words, plus 300 for each extra dragon character (extra Riders will not add to the minimum). The focus of the story should be the giftee's dragon. They should all be in separate sections--no collection all on one page. If the writing is over 600w, then the artist(s) may include Search Tools and Familiar buffs for their own characters.
  • Collaborations are allowed, but requirements are doubled (two guest dragons for art, double word count for writing). Additionally, the gift must be for a player that is not an artist of a piece.
  • You may only get the reward for a prompt once.
  • You may choose to depict different Emissaries instead of giving gift art, if desired.
  • All dragon elements receive 2 Event EXP in each event entry. If a dragon in the gift has access to a calendar, they get an additional +2 EXP. If a dragon has access to a Party Parrot, they get an additional +2 EXP. These bonuses stack if multiple are present.
  • You can’t receive any sort of compensation for a gift. It should not be part of an art payment, trade, entry for a giftee’s contest, or anything similar.
  • Art from the main event cannot be used for other types of rolls in Chronocompass, such as Adventures or Affiliation Quests.

Festival Victory Lap

Once you've completed the rest of the event, you can continue earning tickets by giving out gift art. For each piece of gift art, you will receive 1 Silver Ticket. Victory Lap gift art may be combined with activities, as long as the giftee dragon does not claim an activity.

Victory Lap Rules:

  • Only one ticket per player per image can be earned. Unlike the main event, collaborators may receive a Silver Ticket for depicting their partner's dragon--just make sure that dragon is not participating in another AR!
  • The same dragon may not be used more than once to gain a Silver Ticket.
  • To prevent accidental double dipping, please put a description of who is doing what in any art pieces that will have tickets claimed.
  • Illustration rules follow the same requirements as the main event unless a character is turning in an activity. In that case, the art cannot be simplified and should be your normal style with a full background.
  • Written requirements follow the same rules as the main event unless a character is turning in an activity. In that case, it is the base activity word count +300 words.
  • Only dragons that have their prompt labelled as Event will get the event bonus or Party Parrot perks.

You may spend any extra tickets at Apollo's Wares or use them in the Festival Advent.

December News Update

Posted 6 months ago :: Last edited 6 months ago by ccbestiary

Group is open again! Lots of stuff has happened between now and the last news post! I'll sum up as much as I can without wasting time on intros.

Rock Collecting Carbuncles!

Find all 10 during Cavings.

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More Fish!

They open from the same Transport Tanks you could find before. Best of luck, collectors!

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DESIGN

Many new updates were made. It’s insane. Instead of listing all the changes (which would probably push this past the character limit), I’m going to link them. All of the changes were buffs and image examples.

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Honestly, there are probably more changes than this, but these were the ones I took notes for.

QOL Features!

Affiliations and their corresponding pages received a bit of a glow-up. They are now organized neatly and all link to each other for easy browsing.

  • The bug where only logged in users could see the Activities menu is fixed. Among other things, that means the how to join page can be seen by people who want to join now.
  • After crafting a recipe, the Recipe has a hyperlink to the recipe info (bc why not?)
  • News page now shows 1000 comments per page (we can see ALL the SS participants at once :] ! )
  • Search now works on all masterlist pages, not just the main one. You can find it on the bottom of the listing pages.

…as well as several things under the hood that will help with processing crafter promotions quickly!

Open Events!

Advents, gift-giving, secret santas, and more! You can see all three by clicking ‘Chronocompass’ on the top left. It seems like another is due in the near future…

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Upcoming Goodies!

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  • 4 Crafting Familiars to be found in the world.
  • Rock Collection & Excavation Kit for Carbuncle catching to match with the Aquarium and Lure that fishing has.
  • 6 New Recipes TBA, plus 100+ recipes and loot tables for the new crafting familiars.
  • Crafting Page Rework (so it's not hell to find the right item/best recipes anymore!). Look at the 'forged metal' example for a preview of what ALL the recipes will look like.

Thank you to everyone who stuck it out through group close! I wish everyone a happy festival season~

~cosmon

Festival of the Night 2023 - Secret Santa!

Posted 7 months ago :: Last edited 7 months ago by ccbestiary

Aurelia’s Hatchery is running out of space for new eggs. Given that they all have crazy magic going on, she wants to find them their homes as soon as possible! The last thing she needs are two dozen eggs hatching early and destroying her Hatchery. She seeks the help of Riders the worlds over to find new homes for the eggs. Perhaps they will find their dragon here…or perhaps they can tell if someone else matches a dragon! This is a secret Santa event where players look for their dragon and find a dragon for others. Will you find who you’re looking for?

This year, Aurelia will be splitting the egg hunting into two batches. This is the signup for the first batch!

What is a Secret Santa?

For this Secret Santa, you make a custom dragon for someone. In return, you receive a custom dragon from someone else, along with a few other prizes! Who you get it from is a surprise, and the person you are assigned is also a surprise. Please keep your assignments a secret until January 16th. What you get is random, so only participate if you are open to any possibilities.

Prizes:

  • One pre-designed secret santa dragon with a few custom traits to make you smile~ 
  • It will have a mutation of choice. 
  • A random UR trait will be rolled publically on the Discord and applied to the critter as Recessive.
  • 1 Slot to an Emissary of your choosing
  • 1 Legendary Egg +10 SC -OR- 1 Ultra-rare Egg + 15 SC

Comment this Form to Join:

Desired Element (PICK ONE): (Any Element other than Day/Night)
Favorite Display Trait: (Rare or below, matches element)
Favorite Modifier Trait: (Rare or below, matches element)
Favorite Mutation: (Click here for a list. You can pick any one mutation. If Elemental Anomaly, say which Element.)
Theme Request: (Example: Cute! Keep it short and simple, one sentence max, no run-ons)
Phobias & Problem Colors: (optional. list any phobias and/or colors to avoid. please do not be super specific with colors.)
Desired Emissary Slot: (click here for a list of emissaries or simply list an element)

Designer Rules:

  • One element should match their preferred element. You can pick any other element for their second or choose to make it purebred.
  • All physical traits should match their element(s).
  • No base Ultra-rare traits allowed. All other marks are allowed.
  • Five Display Traits and Five Modifier traits must be chosen. If you’re in a design pinch, contact the group
  • Only the chosen mutation can be added.
  • Charged traits are allowed.
  • Do not include a background/the background should be transparent.
  • To finish your design, you must also have it approved. DM cosmonstars on Discord or ccbestiary on deviantart to have it reviewed.

Schedule:

December 10th — If you signed up, you will receive your Secret Santa target!
January 15th — Designs are due! No extensions.
January 16th — All prizes will be given out!

F.A.Q.

Do I need to enter on the Chronocompass site?

Yes, you will need a site account so that you can receive your prizes.

Can I include extra art/reference art for my secret santa?

Yes! Feel free to attach any art you like to your gift.

Can I include items with the design?

No, you can’t gift items, even if you use what’s in your inventory. There are several modifiers that can imitate paints and adornments (albeit with a few limitations). Debris is the easiest. Check them out!

What Happens if I Can’t Finish My Design?

The person who made your Secret Santa gift will keep the design they made for you, and you will not receive one. Your recipient will have their gift drawn by a moderator. You will not receive the 10 SC reward, legendary egg reward, or Emissary slot reward. If you are unable to finish your design and you know ahead of the deadline, let us know so we can reassign your task to someone else. Your dragon will be returned to the giftee, and they may choose to gift it to the community however they want (raffle, group contest, etc.) or keep the design.

I am having trouble designing. Can I have some help?

The mods are always happy to help! You can message cosmonstars on Discord or directly message the Chronocompass deviantart group. There is an exception to the no-mod-DMs rule for secret santas.

What Happens if I Don’t Like My Design?

If you would prefer to have the art in your style, you may redraw it. Slight changes in marking coverage/trait coverage are allowed (such as reducing the number of stripes, increasing the amount of Debris, adding items, etc.). However, you cannot change the design that is given to you beyond that, and you cannot use the geno for anything else. When the dragon unlocks magic on its import, the original design should still be apparent through the magical additions. What you get is random, so only participate if you are open to any possibilities.

Can I Use Phinae’s Remembrance on the recessive trait?

Yes! If you have to update the design, keep any changes minimal so that the original design is easy to see. You will need to acquire your own item to use it.

Can I Sell, Trade, or Gift my Secret Santa egg?

No. If you choose not to use it, it will simply go unused.

Can I Sell, Trade, or Gift my dragon after it’s uploaded?

Once the dragon is uploaded, you may sell or transfer it like normal. There is a one month cooldown on ownership, so if you upload it on February 2nd, you can sell it on March 2nd.

Will the dragons have lineage?

Yes, they will have lineage assigned upon upload. This is usually one recent Emissary parent of matching element(s) exactly and two 1-20 ID grandparents matching the element(s).

Can I enter both Secret Santas?

Yes! However, you cannot sign up for the second until you finish with your first Secret Santa design. Details about the second Secret Santa will be released at a later time. It will have different perks/design rules than this one.

Reverie Jamboree & Jamboree Letter Bees

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by ccbestiary

 

The Reverie Jamboree is back! Nevermind that the name is slightly different. As with last Reverie Jamboree, you can use your Riders without their dragons beside them, as long as it meets one of the following prompts and follows regular activity rules. Collaborations are also allowed. Each prompt gives an AR roll of your choice that drops 4 items, no matter the dragon level, job, or prestige involved. Click here to turn in your event pieces. Pieces are due the last second of May 31st.

  1. Gathering flowers, making bouquets, and witnessing the flowers of the world spring to life in the final frost is a tradition for the ages. In the south, these flowers come early, making the activity especially popular. Show your characters enjoying some blooms!
  2. Romantic dates are a huge thing. This goes without saying. Whether you want to go to a shrine together, watch a meteor shower, share some fine dining, get married in a gathering, go to a ball, wander a library, or have your fortune read together, it's sure to match the spirit of the season.
  3. It's not all about romance. The relationships between friends can be more powerful than romantic attraction. Depict your character hanging out with their friends.
  4. Show your character seeking love consultation. This could be contacting a professional, offering something at the shrine of a love god, researching the topic, or anything in between.
  5. Crafting something special for your lover is far more important than fanciful things. Crafting love letters, poetry, illustrations, hand-made sweets, heartfelt trinkets, and the gifting of rare books are all romantic gestures at this time of year.
  6. Dreams at this time of year tend to depict the future--even for non-Oceans! While love is usually the focus of these dreams, dramatic events may also reveal themselves. Do they receive an omen, a blessing, or something completely nonsensical?

For completing your first prompt, you receive: x1 Lovebird, x1 Silver Ticket, x3 Semi-custom Coins.

Jamboree Letter Bees

You can also create a Love Letter this year. Depict your dragon courting one of the Emissaries to win a special prize. The higher your score, the better your prize! This part of the event can't be collaborated. Click here to turn in your event piece. Pieces are due the last second of May 31st. The dragon must have their Grand Courtship complete and belong to you. However, in the holiday spirit, same-sex pairs are allowed!

1-9 - Common egg, matching element(s) of emissary.
10-19 - Uncommon egg, matching element(s) of emissary. 1 random buff rolled
20-29 - Rare egg, matching element(s) of emissary. 2 random buffs rolled
30-39 - An egg with your dragon as Parent one and the Emissary as Parent two (magic is applied if possible). 3 random buffs rolled
40-50 - An egg with your dragon as Parent one and the Emissary as Parent two (magic is applied if possible). 4 random buffs rolled

Here are the potential buffs:

  • Random Mutation
  • Random Modifier
  • Random Display
  • Random Soulbound Familiar
  • Magic Boosted to tier 2
  • Magic Boosted to tier 4
  • Guaranteed Crossbreed*

 

 

So, how do you get a good score?

+1-20 - RNG roll (will be rolled on Discord)
+5 - Terrain Matches Emissary (Learn about Terrains here)
+5 - Compatible Elements (Learn about compatibility here)
+10 - Courtship Matches Emissary (Learn about Courtship Art here)
+10 - Exceptional Effort (Noticeably better than your usual art/writing)
+10 - Both art and writing included (each must meet activity requirements).

You may only do the Letter Bee prompt once, so think carefully about the pair you use!

*You may request guaranteed pure breed instead. If you do, keep in mind that the buff is still not guaranteed.