Festival of the Day 2024 - Character Exchange!

Posted 1 month ago :: Last edited 2 weeks 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.


  • 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!


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!


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 :)



redwilds Avatar

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Metal
Chosen UR: Jeweled
Theme Request: cave lurker
Phobias & Problem Colors: no gore, please.
Desired Emissary Slot: Gloam

2024-02-04 02:06:11 (Edited 2024-02-04 22:53:29)

cosmonstars Avatar

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Thunder
Chosen UR: Flaunt
Theme Request: cute plushie
Phobias & Problem Colors: none
Desired Emissary Slot: magpyr

2024-02-03 16:14:14

AnimeFan4Eternity23 Avatar

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Fire
Chosen UR: Radiance
Theme Request: Pure Fire dragon. fiercely beautiful.
Phobias & Problem Colors: I have emetophobia, so nothing to trigger that, please. Also, no overly bright colors that clash so much they make your eyes bleed. ;w;
Desired Emissary Slot: Drama 015 (https://www.chronocompass.com/character/ED-015)

2024-02-02 21:00:02

Xaunus Avatar

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Fire
Theme Request: Chinese Dragon
Phobias & Problem Colors: not to bright colors
Desired Emissary Slot: random one

2024-01-31 23:09:10

firedragoran Avatar

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Wind
Chosen UR: Phoenix
Theme Request: Jewelled Hands of Honor and Justice (double Element that allows for a body with arms greatly appreciated, not necessary though)
Phobias & Problem Colors: Super neons, colors that that clash too much
Desired Emissary Slot: https://www.chronocompass.com/character/ED-1201

2024-01-30 18:04:07 (Edited 2024-01-30 22:53:24)

kytazy Avatar

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Thunder
Chosen UR: Treasure
Theme Request: Accessory/Jewelry/Clothing
Phobias & Problem Colors: Avoid stabby looking debris
Desired Emissary Slot: https://www.chronocompass.com/character/ED-1038

2024-01-28 04:55:44 (Edited 2024-01-28 05:06:55)

Skiie-Shard Avatar

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Fire
Chosen UR: Avalanche
Theme Request: Warmth hidden in the snow
Phobias & Problem Colors: Avoid eye bleed color combos, please.
Desired Emissary Slot: https://www.chronocompass.com/character/ED-1202 Chrome

2024-01-24 22:42:15 (Edited 2024-01-24 22:46:06)

Returu Avatar
Returu Staff Member

Desired Element (PICK ONE): dark
Chosen UR: Flaunt
Theme Request: slimes……
Phobias & Problem Colors: N/A
Desired Emissary Slot: Falada - https://www.chronocompass.com/character/ED-745

2024-01-22 11:43:30 (Edited 2024-01-22 11:45:14)

Frights-and-Nights Avatar

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Light
Chosen UR: Electric
Theme Request: Failed Experiment
Phobias & Problem Colors: N/A
Desired Emissary Slot: Aching

2024-01-22 07:54:03 (Edited 2024-01-22 08:15:52)

Zephyreu-s Avatar

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Metal
Chosen UR: Celestial
Theme Request: Maybe something witchy or based on astrology? Lil starry witch!
Phobias & Problem Colors: Please no bug themes or yellows! ;v;
Desired Emissary Slot: Dawn https://www.chronocompass.com/character/ED-631

2024-01-22 05:39:43

TastelessWhiskey Avatar

Desired Element: Dark
Chosen UR: Torrent
Theme Request: Eldritch Lava Lamp
Phobias & Problem Colors: No super saturated/neon/bright colors as the primary color please (accents are fine)!
Desired Emissary Slot: Krakatoa

2024-01-22 04:28:59

Vallendoria Avatar

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Light
Chosen UR: Phoenix
Theme Request: Mammoth
Phobias & Problem Colors: Xx
Desired Emissary Slot: Wind

2024-01-22 04:27:31

zaxarie Avatar

Desired Element: Fire
Chosen UR: Radiant
Theme Request: Eldritch Sun Deity
Phobias & Problem Colors: Spiders, trypophobia (specifically small clustered holes); be careful of eyestrain color combos
Desired Emissary Slot: Tempura

2024-01-22 03:18:03 (Edited 2024-01-29 19:02:07)

MostlyMoose Avatar

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Earth
Chosen UR: Swarm
Theme Request: Go crazy, but a salamander swarm following a big gentle giant…
Phobias & Problem Colors: N/A
Desired Emissary Slot: Link

2024-01-22 03:09:56 (Edited 2024-01-22 03:17:19)

MilkRat Avatar
MilkRat Staff Member

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Earth
Chosen UR: Cirrus
Theme Request: Forest Guardian
Phobias & Problem Colors: bright pink or other eye hurting colors
Desired Emissary Slot: 1220 Aching

2024-01-22 02:42:07

Zincwolf Avatar
Zincwolf Staff Member

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Jungle
Chosen UR: Torrent
Theme Request: Overgrown Aquarium! I'd love if at least part of their body was see through with little plants and stuff.
Phobias & Problem Colors: None
Desired Emissary Slot: https://www.chronocompass.com/character/ED-1035 Okra

2024-01-22 02:39:07 (Edited 2024-01-22 02:39:29)

Doom Avatar
Doom Staff Member

Desired Element (PICK ONE): Thunder
Chosen UR: Radiance
Theme Request: Ancient magical/runic guardian
Phobias & Problem Colors: avoid large amounts of bright yellow-greens, please!
Desired Emissary Slot: Chrome

2024-01-22 02:24:30 (Edited 2024-01-24 19:43:55)

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