Shattered Past

[2 Prompts || ✨💎🌈] ★ Everyone has a low point in their life. What was your character's? ★

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Shattered Past by Browbird
 

★ About

Throughout the Celestial Seas, horns of some kind growing from the head is a common sight. Such a widespread feature is bound to have importance assigned to it, and so many people take time to paint, decorate, or even carve the horns that crown their heads as a means to express themself or shown pride in their accomplisments. Even masks, while not as commonly found on other creatures as they are on painted satyr, hold a similar amount of importance to the ones who bear them.

 

For Browbirds, horns are held in high regards and is a core part of their traditions. Horn carvings for browbirds are often only granted to someone who has accomplished a great feat, and thus their story will last forever as carved pictures. Their horns are naturally very sturdy and known for being difficult to break, thus special tools or specialized magical spells are often needed to carve or modify horns. A horn simply snapping off is practically unheard of for a horn to simply break, outside of the very young having a clumsy accident. Thus, a broken or cracked horn will draw attention and cause concern, due to being such a rare sight, as well as the negative symbolism it holds. 

In places that follow traditional practices closely, if a browbird were to fail at an important task bestowed upon them they would be punished with one or both horns, depending on the severity of the mistake, being broken by a weapon made for the task. The same fate could happen to those who betray the trust of their people for personal gain, or suffer a great defeat in battle against a great foe. Not only would this serve as a symbol to all of one's failures, but for those with horns carved it could mean a devastating loss of history engraved upon them. Horns broken through these means as the mark of someone is untrustworthy, dangerous, or rightfully outcast and may result in the bearer of the shattered horns being turned away or shunned by the place they once called home.

 

When it comes to Kitbulls, injury is very rare, practically unheard of. Kitbulls are beings made entirely of magic, rather than flesh and blood and normally when harming one they will explode or regenerate. However, when a kitbull absorbs magical energy full of negativity they can sometimes become sick and weak, causing their horns to become brittle and easily crack and snap off if they were to be injured. A kitbull with broken horns could very well be a sick and struggling kitbull.

Regular injury is possible for kitbulls as well that can cause their horns to break. The can be possessive beings when it comes to their magical item hoards, so a lone adventurer attempting to rob a kitbull will likely find themself in a fierce battle. There are also other reasons a kitbull could fight, entire wars between large groups of kitbulls happen often right under everyone's noses, and there have also been whispers of a secret place where kitbulls fight brutal battles in the Centuary sewers.

 

Painted Satyrs have horns that break often and easily due to being soft and plant-like rather than hard and sturdy, every satyr will break their horns at some point, and once broken they will quickly regrow. Masks on the other hand are a central part of their culture and beliefs as they are what holds a satyr's soul. A crack across the mask of a painted satyr, however small, is a clear and visible sign that causes concern and stress for all who understand the meaning behind it. 

Masks are not capable of cracking at all without something deeper at work, so even blunt force to the face alone will not cause any sort of break. Those with cracks have suffered something drastic and terrible in their life that has affected them to the point where their soul itself is damaged. This could be an injury, trauma, failure, a great burden, or something else entirely. Over time, the crack will gradually grow if the satyr represses what caused it, however they are always able to heal from these cracks if steps are taken to recover.

 

This prompt has 2 parts! Each are considered their own prompt and will grant rewards. You must do each as its own prompt and submit them separately  and in order. You cannot do both as one piece. 

Click for Part 1 Prompt

 

★ Prompt 1

Depict a time in your character's life when they were at their lowest and/or when they failed at something extremely important. How did they feel when they were in such a dark place?
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For every person there comes a time where things take a turn for the worse. Did your character ever enter a battle, convinced they could never be defeated, only to end up at the mercy of their opponent. 

Or perhaps they were given an important quest, only to fail at the task given to them or run away from responsibility out of fear or weakness. There are those who do everything they can and yet the worst still came to pass, and they now must live with the haunting memories of what their decisions or inaction have caused. Guilt is a heavy burden to bear, especially when it feels there is no proper way to atone for one's mistakes.

Did your character lose someone? Were they ever left behind or hurt by those they loved or trusted?

How did they handle this negative or traumatic experience? Was what happened entirely their fault, or brought on by another? 

★ Species

Browbirds, Kitbulls, Painted Satyr


★ Info

✦Your entry can be written or visual art
✦ Entry submitted must be by you
✦ The Celestial Seas character used as the focus in your submission must belong to you.
✦ You can include additional characters you own, or characters owned by other users. Make sure you have permission to use a character in your entry. You can gift characters open to gift art here.
All stargold bonuses can apply! You can find all stargold bonuses here.

Exclusive to this Prompt:
You are allowed to depict your character at any point in their life for this prompt!
If you plan to apply the broken horns/cracked mask to the character, or if they already have the broken horns/cracked mask you can optionally show how it happened in the prompt!

While this is a more serious prompt that is potentially delving into darker sides of a character's backstory, we want to give a small reminder to keep all entries "PG-13" in terms of content. So tons of gore or entries with very upsetting themes that break community guidelines may be turned down.

★ Minimum Requirements

For visual art submissions:
Must be full color
Must show at least 75% of the focus character
Must clearly follow the prompt given
Must have minimal background elements
For written submissions:
Must be at least 800 words
Must clearly follow the prompt given

★ Restrictions

✦ Can only be completed once per character.
Completion will be added to the character's profile description.

✦ Cannot be completed as gift art.

✦ For a companion, item, or trinket to count it must be clearly shown in the entry (check payouts for more details).
For written entries you need at least a sentence of it being clearly mentioned or used in the story. You may use up to 1 companion, 1 apparel item, and 1 trinket on a single entry. Multiple items of the same type are not allowed on a single entry.

✦ You can use a max of 1 companion, 1 trinket, and 1 clothing item TOTAL on your entry. Multiples of the same type are not allowed.

Browlets cannot participate without an approved adult form. 

✦ Please do not include unofficial characters in your prompt.

✦ Please do not trace, heavily reference, or plagerize another person's work.

✦ To complete part 2 you must first do part 1 with the same character.

★ Submission Form

★ Stargold Bonuses:
+ List out all bonuses that apply to your entry
+ Remember to include items or companions here too
★ If Stargold Bonus calculations are off...
+ Approve anyway with adjusted bonus (even if lower)
-OR-
+ Please send back so I can edit
(if no option is given we will send back)
Be sure to use the "add rewards" and "add characters" to account for all stargold bonuses you earn and all your characters and companions.
You do NOT have to include the base amount (5✨) ! It is automatically included.

 


  • ★ REWARDS ★

    Please check the payout guide to see if any bonuses apply to your entry!
    Please include all your bonuses, reward choice, and characters when submitting an entry.

    Currency

    +5✨ Stargold (base)
    +1💎 Celestial Shard
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Click for Part 2 Prompt

 

★ Prompt 2

Depict how your character has overcome the low point shown in the previous prompt, or if they are still dealing with it, what are they currently doing to improve or heal?
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When something terrible takes place it can be hard to see any hope for the future, but it is important to still move forward. How did your character come to terms with what happened? Did they try to atone or apologize for their mistakes? Did they completely leave their previous life behind? Or perhaps they returned later on to do the right thing this time.

Is it possible your character still is coming to terms with whatever took place in their past? Sometimes the pain of such evident scars will never truly subside, but one can find ways to live life again despite events they may struggle to come to terms with. There is always a tomorrow to look forward to.

★ Species

Browbirds, Kitbulls, Painted Satyr


★ Info

✦Your entry can be written or visual art
✦ Entry submitted must be by you
✦ The Celestial Seas character used as the focus in your submission must belong to you.
✦ You can include additional characters you own, or characters owned by other users. Make sure you have permission to use a character in your entry. You can gift characters open to gift art here.
✦ Items obtained from the quest are not bound to you and do not have to be used on the character you completed the quest with.
All stargold bonuses can apply! You can find all stargold bonuses here.

Exclusive to this Prompt:
You are allowed to depict your character at any point in their life for this prompt!

★ Minimum Requirements

For visual art submissions:
Must be full color
Must show at least 75% of the focus character
Must clearly follow the prompt given
Must have minimal background elements
For written submissions:
Must be at least 800 words
Must clearly follow the prompt given

★ Restrictions

✦ Can only be completed once per character.
Completion will be added to the character's profile description.

✦ Cannot be completed as gift art.

✦ For a companion, item, or trinket to count it must be applicable to this prompt and be shown in the entry.
For written entries you do not have to mention it and can simply include it on your entry form.

✦ You can use a max of 1 companion, 1 trinket, and 1 clothing item TOTAL on your entry. Multiples of the same type are not allowed.

Browlets cannot participate without an approved adult form. 

✦ Please do not include unofficial characters in your prompt.

✦ Please do not trace, heavily reference, or plagerize another person's work.

✦ You must complete part 1 above on the same character you are using for part 2. 

★ Submission Form

★ Part 1 Prompt: 
+ Link your entry to part 1

★ Reward Choice:
+ Which of the reward options do you want

★ Stargold Bonuses:
+ List out all bonuses that apply to your entry
+ Remember to include items or companions here too
★ If Stargold Bonus calculations are off...
+ Approve anyway with adjusted bonus (even if lower)
-OR-
+ Please send back so I can edit
(if no option is given we will send back)
Be sure to use the "add rewards" and "add characters" to account for all stargold bonuses you earn and all your characters and companions.
You do NOT have to include the base amount (5✨) ! It is automatically included.

 


  • ★ REWARDS ★

    Please check the payout guide to see if any bonuses apply to your entry!
    Please include all your bonuses, reward choice, and characters when submitting an entry.

    Currency

    +5✨ Stargold (base)
    +1💎 Celestial Shard
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    Reward Choice

    Choose only one of the following:
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    🌈Browbird Broken Horns, 🌈Kitbull Broken Horns,  🌈Cracked Mask

Written by Ares + Corrin
Art by Corrin

Rewards

Reward Amount
✨ Stargold 5
💎 Celestial Shard 1