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It's war! Mad Queen Maud of Skrekrill has breached Grandesque's borders and invaded the aerie. He means to take Grandesque's richest hunting grounds, a prime swath of land bordering the Twistoult forests. If Maud and Skrekrill succeed, Maud will use their new territory as a launching point for a full-scale invasion of Twistoult.

Only you can decide how this conflict will end. The time has come to take up arms and fight for your aerie!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

To participate, simply complete one or more of the challenge images listed below. Images are divided into two categories, each worth a different number of points. At the end of the event, we will tally the points--and the aerie with the most points wins!

**PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PIECES ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 28. LATE ARTWORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.** Gryphons of any rank may participate in this event, but if you are a young gryph, keep your physical limitations in mind.


ARTWORK CATEGORIES:
    :bulletblue: Propaganda poster - 1 point. Drum up support for the cause by making a propaganda poster for your aerie. Do some research! Check out posters from WWII and the Cold War for inspiration. Mod note: please stay far away from Nazi imagery.
    :bulletblue: Narrative image - 2 points. Detailed image of your character participating in the war effort. Images should include a full background and at least two other gryphons (or humans, if applicable). Narrative image prompts are as follows:
      ALL AERIES: :bulletred: Show your character involved in a battle with two other gryphons. SKREKRILL: :bulletred: Grandesque soldiers are attacking a strategic Skrekrill post on top of a high, rocky cliff. Defend it! :bulletred: Skrekrill is short on doctors! Kidnap a Twistoult shaman to care for your wounded fellows. GRANDESQUE: :bulletred: You have been chosen as part of Queen Titania's personal security detail! Show yourself stopping an assassination attempt, or leading the Queen through dangerous territory. :bulletred: Maud and a few of his human-gryph cronies have gotten their hands on some guns, but they have no idea how to use them. Stop them before they figure it out! TWISTOULT: :bulletred: Sneak into the Skrekrill camp and perform an act of sabotage. It's up to you whether it works or not! :bulletred: Show your gryph delivering supplies to the battlefront or helping the wounded. Completing one of the narrative challenges also allows you to skip one regular rank challenge. Additional narrative challenges will not count towards rank challenges, but will count for event points. If you have multiple characters, you must complete a separate narrative challenge for each one if you want them to skip a rank challenge. Handling Multiple Characters If you draw two of your characters from the same aerie in one narrative challenge, the points only count once. In the unlikely event that your image completes a narrative challenge for two characters in two separate aeries at the same time, you must specify which aerie you want the points to go to.

TO THE WINNERS GO THE SPOILS

The members of the winning aerie who participate in this event will get to advance to the next rank. ONLY CHARACTERS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT WILL GET TO ADVANCE. That means that if you have multiple characters, you must make an image for EACH ONE in order to make them eligible to advance at the end.

The outcome of this war will influence upcoming Windsonde events, and shape the future of Windsonde itself.
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:iconshadechristiwolven:
shadechristiwolven Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
When you say to stay away from Nazi imagery (which I whole-heartedly agree with and understand, I'm just asking an honest question) does this mean the swastika in particular, or Nazi-style imagery in general? There are some posters that I think could be really appropriate for inspiration if enough care were taken to completely reduce the connection to such a horrific time in our own history.
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:iconbailiwick:
Bailiwick Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Don't do it at all, haha. We're just not touching /anything/ Nazi. The imagery and symbolism both are just really not what we're going for even a little. There's tons to work from without it - Russian, British, Chinese, American, ect.

Hope this helps.
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:iconshadechristiwolven:
shadechristiwolven Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
It sure does, thanks!
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:iconciameth:
Ciameth Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A question: does depicting imminent violent conflict count towards the "Show your character involved in a battle with two other gryphons" prompt?
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:iconbailiwick:
Bailiwick Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Yep!
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:iconquisum:
Quisum Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it okay to make two different pictures of the same prompt?
for example could I make two different propaganda posters and have them both count?
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:iconbailiwick:
Bailiwick Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Yep! You can make as many as you like.
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:iconrydicanubis:
rydicanubis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I believe you can make as many propaganda posters as you like!
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:iconwilsontheelk:
WilsontheElk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
As a passing observer I have to admit, isn't it a bit of a waste of time if the losing side gets nothing?
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:iconbailiwick:
Bailiwick Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
If you're into the politics of the world, no. The losing side doesn't "get nothing" ...there's a lot that's going to happen to them that impact their character's future and the possibilities it brings. Folks can even choose to utterly ignore the war entirely and go on with their standard challenges...or incorporate the storyline.

Since this is a group revolving around art creation, nothing here is a waste of time if it makes you create more art.
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a question too =)

are grandesque and twistoult officially allies against skrekrill in the war? Just wondering for my poster design.
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:iconrydicanubis:
rydicanubis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I do not think there are any 'official' alliances, just the natural and regular affiliation of the two more 'peaceful' aeries against invading Skrekrill.
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
aww damm it, I have to come up with another poster idea now! >.< or adapt the one I had... hmmm **thinks**
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Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   General Artist
This is going to be so wonderful XD
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:iconazurolf:
Azurolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When it says depict "your character involved in a battle with two other gryphons," is that our gryphon against two gryphons of the opposite aery? Or can it also be fighting alongside at least one other gryphon of the same aery against one of the opposite aery?

I can't imagine a young gryphon taking on two adults alone! Heheh.

One more question... Is it strictly limited to two gryphons or can there be a battle scene with multiple gryphons?
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:iconrydicanubis:
rydicanubis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I think the idea is to draw at least three gryphons in some kind of battle scene, details are up to you! ;}
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:iconcomixqueen:
comixqueen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nnnnngh, I really want Iorangi to participate in this event~~ :iconcryforeverplz:

.....
If I get the first 2 of Tencoyotzin's juvie challenges done, plus a war event, would I be able to make my third character??
(:fingerscrossed:)
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:iconmilinkre:
milinkre Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I have yet another question, :) can I draw a comic for this as long as its not too long?
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:iconrydicanubis:
rydicanubis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Should be fine milinkre! :}
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:iconmilinkre:
milinkre Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
C: Im excited, I have a great plan....... >:D tee hehehe...
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:iconsentinel-nyx:
Sentinel-Nyx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a BRILLIANT idea! Bravo, mods, bravo!
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:iconavalonauggie:
avalonauggie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh this is SO PERFECT, I left Kiyet trapped in a Skrekrill prison. Now will be THE GREAT ESCAPE!
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:iconsupaslim:
Supaslim Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm so very excited!
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:iconkhyterra:
khyterra Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
QUESTION:

Can I do some heraldry for this and have it count as propaganda-type stuff?
OH PLEASE OH PLEASE

(IF NOT I'M DOING IT ANYWAY)
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:iconbailiwick:
Bailiwick Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Sure! Just throw a slogan of some kind in it or something of that nature. We trust you!
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:iconkhyterra:
khyterra Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All over it <3

THIS GON' BE SWEET
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:iconbueshang:
Bueshang Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Artist
I do have a question though, are there any identifying marks that are used by ether side to tell them apart?
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:iconbailiwick:
Bailiwick Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
There isn't, really - but the aeries are pretty tight knit and would most likely know their own.

(Also Skrekrill stink. ...probably.) >_>
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:iconbueshang:
Bueshang Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   Artist
lol thanks
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:iconerithacusrou:
ErithacusRou Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Super excited!
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:iconfablepaint:
FablePaint Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Someone oughta snatch Soolee out of Twistoult, convinced she's a shaman.
"You don't do magic?"
'Only kinda, mostly I make things."
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:iconwyrd66:
wyrd66 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Oh man this is awesome. My derpy boy is going to have to be delegated to medical assistance, there is no way he should be allowed near fighting!
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:iconadubioussoul:
adubioussoul Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I am ridiculously excited.
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:iconkauriana:
Kauriana Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohohohohoh this looks so goooood. I can't wait to see what all you amazing people churn out for this event!

psst . . . go Skrekrill!
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:iconbueshang:
Bueshang Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Artist
:wow: my brain is already spitting ideas out at me
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ok, a few more questions
1. If Skrekrill wins, do they get to keep the Grandesque territory they've invaded??!
2. I have planned out the first three young gryph challenges for my new character; if I use him for this event, can I still do them and save the rank skips for later challenges?
3. Does one get points for doing misc. event related art? For example, [link] and [link]
4. Where do the humans stand on this? Are they even aware the local gryphons are at war? :O_o:
5. What do the humans' guns look like? (I assume they're not modern guns, right?)

THIS WILL BE SO AWESOME! I'M PSYCHED!!
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:iconhellcorpceo:
hellcorpceo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
1. You'll have to wait to find out!
2. No, but you don't have to skip a challenge if you don't want to.
3. No.
4. They don't know--humans don't particularly care what the gryphons are up to, unless it affects them directly.
5. Human weapon technology is late 17th century. Primary firearms are flintlock pistols and muskets. The gryphons do not know how to use any of these weapons, and wouldn't be able to load and fire them even if they did. (The obvious exception would be final stage gryphons who have taken human form.)
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Silenced-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BALLS I HAVE TO GET CEY'S LAST BABY IMAGE DONE. Then she can be ADULT and more dangerous than poof of dewm.

WE WILL FIGHT THEM ON THE BEACHES...
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
poof of dewm:

ok pretend that looks like a gryphon that might kinda-sorta-someday resemble Cey
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconsilenced-dreams:
Silenced-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD

WE ARE AFEARED
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Viant-T Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
As nekonotaishou asked, Is it restricted to adult+ gryphons or any rank able to participate?

Im still working on woodwind's 2nd challenge, so I'll get that finished and start on one here if possible.

*cheers for war* wait, thats bad. but conflict develops story? *curls up into ball of confusement*
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:iconhellcorpceo:
hellcorpceo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Any rank can participate! Just keep your gryph's limitations as a youngster in mind when completing the challenges.
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:iconidestond:
idestond Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
whoah gonna make something :D
when I have time... school y u take so much of it? ><

I wonder if we still can do rank challenges during the war? It would be an interesting idea to show some of them in war reality ;>

*runs away with tons of plans developing in head*
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:icontakoradrakan:
TakoraDrakan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even I am just a watcher of the group, I can not wait for the event images. The idea alone with the unknown outcome is very thrilling!
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:iconichikowindgryphon:
IchikoWindGryphon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GODDAMN IT AND THIS HAPPENS RIGHT WHEN MY LAPTOP DECIDES TO EXPLODE >8C

GEEK SQUAD DONT FAIL ME NOW.
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:iconmilinkre:
milinkre Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
:I this is going to be amazing! Im so excited, though heres a question: Elah is not yet an adult, Can she still participate?
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:iconhellcorpceo:
hellcorpceo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
She can! Just make sure to keep her limitations as a young gryph in mind when completing challenges.
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:iconmilinkre:
milinkre Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Oh Yey! I'm so excited, thanks!
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:iconrydicanubis:
rydicanubis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
C8
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:iconraicoh:
Raicoh Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
It's go time.
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