FTO Autumn Equinox Giveaway!
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🍂 As the Autumn Equinox comes our way, we start bundling up into warmer clothes, seek cozy ways to beat the chilly weather, and enjoy the falling of the leaves…
🦊 And what better way to celebrate this shift but with a new Free Raffle Xero? ✨
🍂 That’s right! This wonderful fox-like Xero is a raffle for FIRST TIME OWNERS! Meaning you have never owned a Xero before! What a way to wander into our community!
🦊 To enter, please join our Discord and add your username to our Thread in #Announcements! We will be adding you all to a raffle bot on the site!
🍂 We will be rolling this Xero 24 hours from now September 23, @ 1:00 PM EST!
🦊 Good luck all first time owners, and to our Xero Owners, please tell your friends and spread the word!
In celebration of our 1 year anniversary this weekend, we are giving away a free Xero! The winner can choose one of any of the Xeros shown here!
The Xeros not chosen by the winner will be sold in a special ✨ Gachapon Sale ✨ along with many other new designs on 6/26 - keep an eye out for that! 😉
Ends 6/25 @ 6pm EST!
As you know, the project has evolved significantly from our initial scope. As such, one of our goals is to ensure that everyone is fitting in well and adapting to life in the Aluriza Reserve. We also are collecting any feedback you may have regarding your experiences! Such information is extremely helpful, as it allows us to view our culture from an outside perspective and see where we can adapt and grow. Your feedback also helps us with the process of introducing newly-created Xeros to their new life, so that they’ll settle in smoothly. Our goal is to ensure that each and every Xero can find a place to thrive in AREZ. It’s important to make sure your needs as a species are met—especially as your numbers grow!
However, I don’t want this process to become an inconvenience—I've seen how busy some of you can be!—so we'll keep the surveys to a monthly release. OH—and yes, for each successful response, we’ll give you access to the Lab ADC, where we keep various supplies involved in our experiments. Some of the stuff in there might be pretty hard to find elsewhere!
Anyways, thanks in advance for your time. I can’t wait to see what you guys have been up to!
ARC Survey: 001
ARC Survey: 001
Hello everyone! Thank you for agreeing to participate in the first survey; we hope it will generate data that can be beneficial to Project XERO, and help us ensure that everyone is adapting well.
I'll get straight to our problem; when we came across the planet you originated from, X-1118A, its surface had long since been scoured of any organic material, save for a few traces. So in order to fill this lack of information and build up our knowledge base, we come to this survey! This particular survey will focus on Xero diets and foods.
Question: What are the kinds of foods you’ve found in your time in AREZ that you’ve enjoyed? This can be snacks, beverages, plants, or cuisine of any kind!
Across all of your submissions, we hope to see some patterns emerge that lend broader insight! Plus, I see a lot of you have been volunteering for all sorts of expeditions; hopefully this information will also help us provide the proper rations for Xeros, in order to cover any specific nutritional needs you may have that are currently unknown to us!
Surveys are a new monthly prompt that members can participate in with their Xeros! Surveys will be focused around developing your Xero's personality and helping researchers at the ARC Lab learn more about these wonderful creatures they've restored. Each survey will last for 1 month, and each month there will be a new one!
Survey 001: Draw or write about your Xero's favorite food! You can use our canon fruits & vegetables for inspiration or completely make something up! Please note that AREZ residents do not eat meat or consume any animal products, but fake meat/dairy products are of course allowed. If your Xero lives outside of AREZ, anything is fair game, but also consider how your Xero might feel about that! How were they raised? What is their culture?
★ Don't have your own Xero yet? You can draw or write about Ziggy, our mascot! You can read all about him on his profile. You may also ask permission to use another member's Xero in our Discord. However, if you do already own a Xero, you must use your own Xero and may not use Ziggy or another user's Xero.
All survey participants will receive the following rewards for participating:
This ORB always contains 1 of the following:
This ORB will also contain 1 of the following:
Currency [20 Prestige, 1 Astatine, or 3 Astatine — varying rarity]
Seasonal Fruits [rare]
All-Season Fruits [varying rarity]
Standard Xero ORB [incredibly rare!]
More coming soon?
Participate in the Survey each month to keep earning cool rewards!
THIS SURVEY ENDS THURSDAY, JUNE 30TH AT 11:59 PM EST / 8:59 PM PST
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Thank you all SO much for your incredible work in revitalizing the jungles of Kiah! Remember that the prompts close TODAY (05/05) at 11:59pm EST! Get! Those! Guys! In!
🌴 Jungle Expedition: Survey - Draw or write about a new species of flora or fauna discovered in the dense foliage of Kiah!
🐅 Jungle Expedition: Report - Write a short paper on a real-life jungle species & earn rewards!
🍃 Jungle Expedition: Protect - Send a donation to Rainforest Trust & get some exclusive rewards.
All information for Jungle Expedition prompts can be found HERE!
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🌳 As a thank you for everyones hard work, there is a free present in the Arc Lab! It will only be around for 24 hours so grab it quick! What is inside???
✈️ Our scientists at the Arc Labs have also discovered a completely new trait for Xeros: The plume tail!
Biting into a tart Spice Plum will cause a Xero to develop a long flat fluffy tail resembling a skunk or squirrel! 🦨 ✨
🌳 Want a bite of this new fruit? (And all the other delicious treats from this event?) You’re in LUCK! Right now, the Arc Lab is selling all the berries discovered during this event (Dazzle, Plume, Horizontal pupils) for only 5 Prestige each! What a steal!
Limit 2 of each berry per user, we only collected so much! If you missed out on the prompts, this is a perfect way to stock up! The shop will have these for 24 hours so act fast!
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🌳✈️ And now a word from one of our top scientists! ✈️🌳
✈️ Ah! I’m getting a memo here… it seems like the ARC lab is preparing… a demonstration of what they have discovered… Tomorrow???
Ok ok… let me continue ahem.
🌳 It looks like… Tomorrow (05/06) at 12pm PST/3pm EST there will be an Auction on twitter!
✈️ Looks like the SB will be 50 USD and there will be no AB! Special!
I don’t have much to share with you but the scientists did give me… this photo! (Can they get a better camera?)
Guess you all need to find out what this is all about with me! Thanks for bearing with me and I’ll see you all tomorrow!
"The restoration project on Kiah is progressing beyond expectations! With initial logistics established without complication, the survey efforts continued unhindered by any material setbacks. Efforts are now being redirected to the rehabilitation phase based on the ecological and organism web data sent in by the ACS and Ranger teams.
This begins the most intensive stage of the project; the reintegration of the naturally existing organisms to restore the ecological health of the extensive rainforest systems. As we have learned through XEROs affiliated projects, bringing an organism back from the dead is a tricky matter. Luckily, due to your speed in the initial phases, extinction on a wide scale is not present, which simplifies matters.
The resources allocated for this project are sufficient to see it through; however, time can be the most valuable resource of all. Those wishing to expedite this process may donate whatever resources they are comfortable with sharing. Contact your local ACS liaison for any questions!
Thank you all for your continued support, it literally changes worlds for the better."
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Good evening, Alurizan Citizens! Our expedition on the jungle planet of Kiah is nearing completion, and the next stage of the event is here!
Jungle Expedition: Protect is a donation charity drive to the Rainforest Trust! By donating to the charity, you can earn some in-game rewards.
More information on the official prompt page: https://projectxero.org/prompts/prompts?name=Jungle%20Expedition:%20Protect
Tier 1 rewards (10 USD): 1 Jewel Berry, 1 Astatine
Tier 2 rewards (25+ USD): 1 Jewel Berry, 1 Astatine, 25 Prestige
Our Project XERO Charity Drive can be found here: https://www.rainforesttrust.org/?form=FUNLETVDFCJ&fundraiser=NGUCASCJ
🌳 Your donation must be made by THURSDAY MAY 5TH AT 11:59PM EST! 🌳
Please note that it is completely optional to participate in this prompt! If you are not financially able to for any reason, please do not feel pressured to participate!
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In addition, due to the wonderful research being carried out on Kiah, a new plant has been discovered that, when consumed, causes a new mutation to appear in Xeros! The Jewel Berry causes Xeros to have the Dazzle Trait - shiny/metallic/glittery flesh or markings! ✨
"First of all, on behalf of the ACS I would like to thank all of our staff and volunteers who have helped make this operation possible! Initial logistics and surveys have been conducted quickly and we are ready to move on to the next phase, which leads into the next call for volunteers.
The next step is to evaluate the existing viable populations of the native species so we can begin to construct a more complete map of the ecosystem diversity. Once this data has been collected, we can then begin to propose possible conservation efforts we can use to rebuild the ecosystem while still maintaining the natural evolutionary and ecological processes before they were disrupted.
As always, thank you for your talents and compassion!"
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Good afternoon, Alurizan Citizens! Research of the jungle flora & fauna of Kiah has been going splendidly, and now it's time to write a report!
A big part of Project Xero's mission is to parallel our real world, and inspire wonder and appreciation for it. It is extremely important to shine attention on Earth's ecosystems and how we can help keep them around. Education and conservation are of the utmost importance!
Your next assignment is to write a research paper! Choose a real endangered animal that can be found in a rainforest (any rainforest on Earth, doesn't have to be the Amazon!) and research ways we’re helping protect the species.
Your paper should cover the following topics:
★ an introduction to the animal
★ its range and habitat
★ behaviors and what its diet is
★ its conservation status and possible threats
Want to earn an extra 5 Prestige? Draw your animal and attach it as an image when submitting. Please be sure to view the “Bonus Requirements” of the prompt information to ensure you’re submission qualifies for all rewards.
🌳 Complete your report by THURSDAY MAY 5TH AT 11:59PM EST! Plenty of time to get writing! 🌳
Doing so will net you special rewards! Including:
★ A raffle entry for a Free Xero!
★ 10 Prestige
★ 1 Astatine
★ 1 Virgule Mushroom - a new seasonal item!
★ BONUS: 5 Prestige for including artwork!
Get working, everyone! I can't wait to read your reports! More details HERE: https://projectxero.org/prompts/prompts?name=Report
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In addition, due to the wonderful research being carried out on Kiah, a new plant has been discovered that, when consumed, causes a new mutation to appear in Xeros! The Virgule Mushroom causes Xeros to have Horizontal Pupils! 👀
Perhaps with continued research, a creature might be discovered that could help sequence a new subspecies of Xero? 🤔 🔎
The ACS has outlined the objectives as such:
"A massive ecological project has been launched to evaluate and hopefully reverse the damage to the biologically diverse world of Kiah. Beginning with in-depth data collection, analysis/creation of an actionable plan, reparation of biological systems (directed terraforming begins, with strategic reforestation, introduction of original organisms, possible restoration of extinct species), and finally construction of long-term monitor systems to ensure healthy recovery.
All entries, regardless of idea or skill level, receive the following rewards for participating:
Project XERO is having its first major holiday, the Twilight Carnival!
★ We have a FREE MYO Raffle, and you can gain more tickets by participating in our weekly activities!
★ Every week there is a free goodie bag on our site that you can claim (there's a new one up today!)
★ There's a new storyline & lore, with a mysterious stranger who can add strange mutations to your Xero!
★ And new adopts every week, including a big FTO batch near the end of the month, and a new subspecies of Xero to be revealed!