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Aspect of Balodius Event

Since we are new and have so few adults, THOSE THAT HAVE NOT REACHED THE ADULT STAGE can join in on the ball instead IF THEY PLEASE. However, next event, only those that have reached the adult stage can participate in the adult part of the festivities.

DEADLINES APPLY FOR THIS EVENT

Sign-ups end on November 1st.
Event images are due November 30th.


It's Fall, also known as Gaeldun to the gryphons of Windsonde. This short lived but loved season is associated with Balodious: god of the gray, of space and time between. Every year at the Gaeldun-Equinox, a grand celebration is held in this god's honor --An event similar to what we consider to be Halloween! This is a time where boundaries of the seasons, of life and death, and even those of the aeries themselves are blurred.  

Before nightfall, the gryphs of different aeries have the opportunity to cross the borders into the aeries of their choice, and come together to share their stores of food with each other in a giant feast. Held on the border between grandesque and Twistoult, this feast is meant to bring the different aeries together in anticipation of the coming winter months, and helps heal some severed ties. A great entrance is made by each aerie, all doing a unique flight pattern in unison when coming down to join the other aeries, as if trying to show off their aerie's talent and pride. Meanwhile, the gryphons also show their talent and pride in how they prepare and present their elaborate feasts!

At twilight, the daytime celebrations shift into nighttime festivities: the Eve of Tu-Gaeldun. When the sun has vanished from the horizon, the young gryphs of Windsonde paint themselves in bright, festive autumn colors, or deathly scary ones, and head off to participate in a foraging game, where they collect berries and trinkets from across the different Aeries. Most gryphon parents encourage their young ones to either set off in groups, or to join a group along the way, just to be safe.  This often results in mixed crowds, gryphs from different aeries all playing together, keeping one another safe, and trading the treats they receive.

While the young gryphs are occupied, the adults can participate in a masked ball, in which they adorn themselves with colorful paint, masks, and trinkets. These decorations stay on all evening, and names are never to be spoken.  For the evening, all of the gryphons are anonymous:  the age, clan, aerie, and sometimes even gender are obscured.  They are then asked to perform in an almost tribal type dance which consists of moves both on the ground and in the air with partners that they chose, or of which are chosen for them (for those sneaky bachelors).  When the fires die down and the Eve of Tu-Gaeldun comes to a close, only then are the masks removed and the gryphons find out whom they’ve spent the night with!



THE EVENT

Adults:
Sign up with a partner, or ask to be placed in a drawing where your partner will be picked for you. If you sign up with a partner, both of you have to agree. If you sign up for the drawing, your partner will be chosen for you, no questions asked. When your partner is chosen, draw an image of the two gryphons dancing or interacting at the ball. Remember, gryphons are not allowed to say their names or what aerie's they are from when they are at the ball, it's all part of the fun!

Young Gryphons:
Draw yourself visiting a different Aerie and getting berries or trinkets! Or, if you want, you can draw yourself trading the berries and trinkets with other younger gryphons. Remember, most young gryphons don't go alone, they usually go out with friends, and sometimes even mingle with the other aerie's!

RULES:
1. Images have to be up to Windsonde's standards. This means the image must be fully colored, shaded, and with a background.
2. When "dressing up" using paint, trinkets, and masks, a gryph will usually imitate natural things or religious figures. Think NATURAL.
3. Each of you are doing a picture if your gryph is an adult. This means you do one picture, and your partner does another. No collabs.



SIGN UP FOR THE EVENT
ADULTS: Comment with your partner's name, and what gryphons you will be using. If you want the partner to be random, put "RANDOM" and then your gryphon's name.
YOUNG GRYPHS: Comment saying that you are going to participate, and with what gryph you will be using.

Sign-ups end on November 1st.
Event images are due November 30th.


More info may still be coming!  So check back in up to the sign-up date!
And please bear with us as this is our first event :D




PARTNERS ALREADY CHOSEN:
BGArts/Lysimache : Quinlan/Daine

GRYPH'S IN PARTNER DRAWING:
Females-
Squizilla - Arzu (f)
adubioussoul - Emese (f)
comixqueen - Reva (f)
shadechristiwolven - Braenwyen (f)
Ciameth - Kiya (f)
windfalcon - Equinox (f)
Rekyrem - Gozah (f)
Nashoba-Hostina - Cotuil (f)

Males-
tricksparrow - Pasquale (m)
Skysealer - Skooma (m)
nekonotaishou - Tafari (m)
PhearKiki - Veaar (m)
Bailiwick - Grimmald (m)
Ulario - Mal (m)
MidnasShadow - Giovanni (m)
pavocristo - Parsa (m)
SageKorppi - Jhator (m)

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YOUNG GRIFFS:
CinnamoonAkia - Vencejo
Kyrrahbird - Krenari
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:iconulario:
Ulario Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Err... just a note that I'm currently signed up for both the ball and young gryphons. I should just be signed up for the ball. :)
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:iconwerewolfstripclub:
WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Filmographer
Ah thanks for pointing that out, fixing that right now~
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CinnamoonAkia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanna join toooo! I'll be using my young gryph, Vencejo
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Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010   General Artist
Hooray, another young gryph event-er! You're all added!
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Kyrrahbird Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This sounds great! I'll definitely have a go!
I should be able to finish mine in time :D
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:iconnashoba-hostina:
Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010   General Artist
I presume you mean for the ball event, yes? If not, I'll scoot ya to the Young Gryph event :D
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Kyrrahbird Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry > i'm a young gryph :P Ill be entering with Krenari >[link]
I should read right through next time :D
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Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010   General Artist
Well yes, I know you're a young gryph for the moment, but the young ones can participate in either event if they wish. By that, do you mean you'd rather participate in the Young Gryph event?
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Kyrrahbird Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yes thats the idea :)
sorry for making it difficult for you
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:iconnashoba-hostina:
Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010   General Artist
Oh hon, you're not making it difficult, it's all good!
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Kyrrahbird Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great thanks!!
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pavocristo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
This is SO COOL! :heart:

RANDOM - Parsa (m)


*stares at unfinished challenge pic in shame*
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:iconwerewolfstripclub:
WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student Filmographer
Added!
<3
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Rekyrem Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
Uno question!

If I finish Gozah's last young gryphon rank challenge, she can be moved to the adult part, right? Cuz I'm pretty sure I'll finish it real soon here.
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WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student Filmographer
She can enter the adult part right now if you want!

We are allowing people to enter their gryph's in this challenge in the adult part because of the small amount of members at this time :D

So you can switch her in it now if you want! <3
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Rekyrem Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
Oh, really? Neato. Switch her, then. : ) She should be classified as an adult soon, anyways~
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:iconwerewolfstripclub:
WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student Filmographer
Added!
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MidnasShadow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
^^ Ima have to do this! Random-Giovanni
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:iconwerewolfstripclub:
WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
Added!
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MidnasShadow Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
shweeet!
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
RANDOM- Equinox. :D Oh I just can't wait to find out who her partner will be!
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Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010   General Artist
Ooooh, fantastic! I'll add her to the ball in just a moment (I presume that's what you'd like to participate in?)
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes indeed :D
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Ciameth Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll sign up with RANDOM-Kiya!
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:iconwerewolfstripclub:
WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
Added!
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:iconulario:
Ulario Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Agh! I wish Mal was old enough to take part in the ball! XD
Put me in for Malfosa as a young gryph. Random. :p
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WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
Are you wanting to participate as a young gryph(partners are not chosen), or as an adult gryph (partners are chosen)?
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Ulario Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ah gotcha. Well, since Mal is still a youngling... then young gryphon.
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WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
Alrighty, I will add you in a second!
You can however enter Mal in the adult one -if you want-. We are allowing young gryphs to "temporarily grow up" for this event, but just this time only.
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Ulario Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I was originally going to say "leave him in young gryphon" stage, because I had a funny idea for a picture... but after thinking about it, I realized the idea wasn't as funny as I first invisioned. :/

So if you could move Mal to adult (random partner), that would be awesome.
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WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
Alright, done and done!
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Bailiwick Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Me too of course! Put me in for Grimmald as a young gryph for a random drawing :3
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:iconwerewolfstripclub:
WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student Filmographer
Addedddd~
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avalonauggie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, this looks like such fun! I'll have to pass on this one, though, I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year and I wouldn't be able to devote enough time to drawing to make anything up to my usual illustration standard. :(
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Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010   General Artist
Oooh, I wish you luck with NaNoWriMo, hopefully it'll go really well for you! We're likely to have an event all set up for the Wochentage Solstice, and would be thrilled to have you in the next event!
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Marbletoast Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds awesome! Since November is NaNoWriMo, Tanq won't get to attend this time. (We'll blame that on his being in Skrekrill.) But what a cool idea for an event. :) He'll be sure to join in next time. . .:D
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Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010   General Artist
Those Skrekrill, such party poopers XD Man though, I wish you oodles of luck with NaNoWriMo!
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Marbletoast Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, indeed. Tanq's probably grounded.

Thank you! I am going to need it! :XD:
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shadechristiwolven Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
oh, why not. i'll have a random partner and i'll be using Braenwyen.
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:iconnashoba-hostina:
Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   General Artist
Hooray! You're all added, hon!
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shadechristiwolven Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
*does the happy-gryph tail-feather shake*
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Rekyrem Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
Gonna do this with my young gryph Gozah! Yeeaahhhh! idk why she'd participate because she's probably too grumpy, but too bad!
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WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student Filmographer
I think Nash added you to the dance part,
But because you mentioned the "young gryph",
Was it the Adult event you wanted to participate in, or the Young Gryph event? :)
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Rekyrem Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
Yeah, I was a tad confused about that.
Gozah's still a young gryph, so I'm doing the young gryph stuff. :)
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WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student Filmographer
I will fix that then, :D
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:iconnashoba-hostina:
Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010   General Artist
My apologies, to the both of you. Sorry.
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:iconwerewolfstripclub:
WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student Filmographer
No no Nash, it's quite fine! xD
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:iconnashoba-hostina:
Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   General Artist
It'll be the grumpiest dance ever XD I'll add Gozah in a jiff!
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PhearKiki Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Toss me in that partner drawing, yo. -toss veaar in the pot-
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:iconwerewolfstripclub:
WerewolfStripclub Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Filmographer
Added!
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