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Tookie Island is a small island off the coast of Windsonde that is slowly being explored by the larger inhabitants of the mainland.  The island is tropical and dense and not made for good navigation - therefore going is very slow. Only a small portion has been explored. However, many large gryphons fear the small gryphons and prefer not to step foot on the small island.

Tookie Island inhabitants never travel to the mainland. They can only be found on Tookie Island.  There is no social order to these gryphons.  They may form loose tribes, but that's about as complex as it gets.

Gryph Types:  Tookie Island is filled with smaller, primitive gryphons. How the gyphon must look is still subject to the rules for all other gryphons (found here), such as having visible ears, feet, wings, a tail, eyes, and a beak.  However, Tookie island consists of all other bird species and mammal species (within reason).

Technology and Objects:  Tookie Islanders are very primitive.  They can make fire to cook with (food doesn't necessarily need to be cooked) and construct very crude ropes and huts/nests to sleep in.  They do not craft personal objects, but may collect or hoard natural items they find (particularly pretty ones).

Ranks: Tookie Island is for FUN and only has two ranks plus the Chief (NPC).  The challenges here are just meant for cute-gryphon fun and don't have much of an effect on the rest of Windsonde.
    :bulletyellow:Young Tookie:  Young gryphons born on Tookie Island and the rank that all Tookie Islanders begin with.


    :bulletyellow:Tribal Member: Congratulations Young Tookie, you are now a member of a very loose, not-very-organized social group of gryphons that sometimes paint mud on themselves in pretty patterns and live near one another.  Sorta.  If they feel like it.


    :bulletyellow:Chief:  All Chiefs are known as "Chief Tookie!" regardless of their previous name. The Chief is the gryph that all the Tribal Gryphs loosely listen to and come to for complaining.  He gets a pretty feather or two to wear on his head.


Current Inhabitants of Tookie Island:


Challenges:
:pointr:When submitting challenges please title your deviation I(for Island)-[character name]-[rank]-[objective #].  For example, I-Binky-Young Tookie-1.  Then submit your deviation to the Rank Challenges gallery folder.
:pointr: Do not combine challenges, they must be done individually.
:pointr: You must complete the challenges in order!
    :bulletred:Young Tookie
      1.  Tookie island is a dense jungle, but the Tookie Islanders are the right size to move through all the dense vines and foliage.  Show yourself whizzing through the tight jungle on wing or on foot.
      2.  Tookie Island has abundant food for the Tookie Islanders.  What is your favorite kind of food?  Draw yourself hunting an insect, collecting berries, picking nuts, etc.
      3.  You are getting older and want to be a part of the greater Tookie Tribe.  Find some nice pretty items in the jungle to present to a Tribal Tookie to gain their favor.
    :bulletorange:Tribal Tookie
      1.  Congratulations, you are a Tribal Tookie now!  To prove yourself to Chief Tookie! give him a pretty, freshly-plucked feather off yourself or from another Tookie Islander.  Note, that other islanders might not appreciate you plucking a feather from them!
      2.  Now, as a Tribal Tookie you get the honor of painting yourself in the sacred mud.  Find a muddy spot and give yourself good tribal markings.
      3.  You are a full member of the Tookie Tribe and a Big Gryph has landed on your island!  Try to catch it in order to roast it over a fire.  Tookie feast?  Tookie feast!
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Soooo... for future interest... would a hoatzin/pangolin Tookie gryph be allowed?

I also had a thought for a Tibetan mastiff/Eagle owl gryph, but I figured that would be too big for Tookie Island.
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Bailiwick Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Yep, pangolin/hoatzin would be allowed! The eagle owl gryph no, since technically that would be a mainland predatory species :)
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah... my problem with making a mainland gryph like that is my idea for the non-avian half was a canine, not feline, so no can do. As soon as I ever join this group, though, there shall be a Tookie gryph like this one or that snow leopard/secretary bird gryph I was thinking of...
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student
An hoatzin/pangolin Tookie would be fine, and Tibetan mastiff/eagle owl would be allowed on Tookie Island, but it would be scaled down to Tookie size. However, you have to be a member of the group to play in it.
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've been thinking about joining for ages, but my artistic talent is almost exclusive to writing, so until I improve a bit more, it'll have to wait. Thank you for the help, though :heart:
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Peppermint334 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, some questions:
:bulletblack: How small is the Tookie Island? (The size of the island)
:bulletblack: Could big gryphons live quite peacefully – and unnoticed to a certain point – on Tookie Island? If yes, what would they feed on?
:bulletblack: Let's say big gryphs can live on this island. Where would they nest and live if they can't move through all the dense vines and foliage (as said in a young tookie's first challenge)?

I can forgive you if you do not respond to all for those.
Thanks!
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Bailiwick Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
If, for some bizarre reason a big gryphon was stranded on Tookie Island they'd have many challenges!

1. Tookie Island is probably around the size of Governor's Island in New York...that is, a little over 200 acres.

2. Big gryphons would not be at peace with the local residents. They are fickle and territorial and do not enjoy strangers on their island - especially big ones. They would probably be treated much like a magpie treats a hawk too close to its habitat...they'd be constantly harassed wherever they'd go. It would be impossible or very near impossible to remain unnoticed. Tookie Island is also dense in foliage and would make travel difficult and slow.

3. Food sources are not the same here as on the mainland - there are no large meat sources. There are small rodents but no pigs, no deer, nothing larger than a cane rat. There would be fish, but these would not sustain a large gryphon easily and would require constant hunting.

4. Big gryphons would, if stranded or trapped on the island, probably choose either the very tops of trees or the beach to nest. Either way they would be exposed to the elements - going into the thick of the brush would immediately attract some kind of attention...and this may be negative attention, depending on the Tookie!

Hope that helps!
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Peppermint334 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Many, many thanks!
It answered my question.
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Peppermint334 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'll check theses out!
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