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Twistoult
Twistoult is an aerie slightly smaller than Grandesque and is nestled in one of the only forested areas in Windsonde. They try to mind their own business but are occassionally harrassed by the Skrekrill for being on good terms with the Grandesques. They have an impartial relationship to both and mostly interact with the two for trading purposes. This is an aerie that likes to keep to itself politically, however, if it can help it.

The Twistoults are extremely creative with turning raw goods into valuable items, and they have access to many things the other two aeries do not.

They are rooted more traditionally in their belief system than the Grandesques and very much enjoy their rituals, which the Skrekrill consider "primitive". They have a god based system that has to do with day and night. Read about gryphon religion here.

Their clan system is based on what time of day or night the gryphon was born.

The Clans of Twistoult:







    Living Space:

The Twistoult aeries resemble these images: |1|2|3|4|5|

    Current Inhabitants of Twistoult:



Challenges:
:pointr:When submitting challenges please title your deviation T(for Twistoult)-[character name]-[rank]-[challenge #].  For example, T-Binky-Young Gryphon-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 Gryphon

    1. Your friends tell you a rumor that the shamans will be eternally grateful if you bring them a powerful medicinal fruit.  Problem is, it only grows on Tookie Island.  Do you dare venture to this mysterious island of primitive gryphons?  Do you think your friends are telling you the truth or playing a prank on you?


    2. One of Queen Tulkiina's braided-leather tail-bands has broken.  She is very concerned that without four of them on her tail, she is out of balance with the god Balodius.  Go to Grandesque, find a Samhradh to craft a new braided-leather band for you, and present it to the Queen.


    3. You are almost an adult, but you have a bit of time left to be a kid.  Grab a friend (or friends), find a waterfall with a pond, and go have some fun!

(Please add clan accessories your gryphon may have or carry to your character sheet before moving on.)

    :bulletorange:Adult

    1. The ceremony for initiation into your clan has just finished.  Your parents are very proud that you have reached adulthood and completed your initiation ceremony.  Show your family and friends congratulating you!


    2. Now that you are a mature adult, you are selected to transport an object of Twistoult craftsmanship to a Madadh of Skrekrill, on Skrekrill territory.  The Madadh special-ordered this item, so please handle with care during delivery!


    3. The shamans feel that in order to decide what form you will take for the Final Stages you must spend time alone, meditating (a spirit journey of sorts).  Show where your journey takes you.  How does it affect your decision?

(Please add a Humanoid or Greater-Gryphon form to your character sheet before moving on.)

    :bulletyellow:Final Stage

    1. Depending on your choice, you are now either a humanoid or a beautiful Greater Gryphon.


    ***If you've chosen to be a human the Queen asks that you take an offering of good will, of your choice, to the human village.  What do you present them with?


    ***If you've chosen to be a gryphon, the Queen asks you to lead in a ceremony to honor the god or goddess of your choice.


    2. Human: Now that you have human hands you can take your aery's crafting tradition to the next level.  If you choose to stay with your aery, make something beautiful, that only human hands could make, to offer to Queen Tulkiina.  If you choose to go live among the humans, make a parting gift for your family and friends to remember you by.


    Greater Gryphon: The rest of the aery now looks up to you as a powerful, spiritual being and leader.  It is time to begin your training as a shaman for the aery.  Show what you are learning from the other shamans or show yourself advising young gryphons in the ways of the Twistoult.
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:iconpeppermint334:
Peppermint334 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have some questions for you here:
:bulletblack: When war time comes, which side is Twistoult standing on? Are they neural, are they fighting for/with Grandesque or are they on their own?
:bulletblack: And are Twistoult clans partially connected with any "job" of some kind? If yes, would you please specify which?
:bulletblack: Does gryphons of the same gang hang out with each other?
:bulletblack: What are clans linked to in this aery? And how important are they?

I can forgive you if you do not respond to all for those.
Thanks!
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:iconrydicanubis:
rydicanubis Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
The submissions from the now over war event, and the description of the relationship between the aeries in this journal should give you an idea of how the aeries interact.

Twistoult gryphons do not have the same kind of militant or societal roles as the other two aeries. Some gryophons may end up specializing in certain things.

Gryphons may or may not associate more or less with other members of their clan, depending on individual personality.

You can read about what the clan system is based on, as well as the importance of their beliefs in this journal, as well as the one on gryphon religion.
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Peppermint334 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'll check (or double-check) theses out!
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XLeviathanXx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, is it safe to ask, even though my other questions haven't been answered ;
i/e: (join request / application and griphon request)

I would like to know, if a Cheetah and Osprey mix is welcome to this colony? or do the mods pick for you??
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shadechristiwolven Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
umm. . . so. . . INCREDIBLY random question but: what's the flora of Twistoult? specifically, are there rubber trees?
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SageKorppi Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the delay on the response! And yeah, pretty much any plant you'd consider "foresty" would be fine.
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Obany Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Hmmm do you have anymore information on the living climates for Twistoult? I'm trying to figure out what kind of environment to stick Eira in. She's all white and gray. Does it ever snow? Is snow rare? Are there mountain peaks where there might be more snow then not? I'm not a super realist, but it may be unfitting to stick a white looking gryphon in the cover of tropical vegetation. C: Bottom line, is it a boreal, tropical, or varied in the mountains ?
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SageKorppi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Good question! I'm unsure about snow in the mountain tops, I will have to ask Bailiwick about this.

But also, the gryphons have advanced pretty far so her being less than camouflaged wouldn't be too big of a deal except in certain circumstances, much like humans in the real world. She may have issues hunting, or being stealthy among Tookie Islanders, but otherwise she'd probably be pretty okay.
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Obany Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Ok :D Sounds good to me C: Thanks for the fast response <3
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Shade703 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Uber excited about Windsonde, I was on it when it was a forum, with Calias.

I was wondering if there is some interaction with humans, would some Twistoult gryphons learn to make and perhaps play human instruments; that is if there weren't any gryphon instruments already about?

And just quickly, is there still a reservation thread or do we submit a reservation with our joining application?
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