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Time has forgotten who was first to propose the idea of The Twilight Carnival; everyday life was chaos following the Battle of Owai. But one thing is certain: It’s the one event in AREZ you don’t wanna miss! Taking place 30 days before the anniversary of the official beginning of the Alurizian Reserve, it is a celebration of many significant events: the traditional harvest season, a celebration of unity and coming together to be a greater collective.
To reflect this, a large component of the carnival revolves around getting together and sharing your culture with one another. Food, music, games, and more are all featured in a month long celebration of the differences that make us stronger and richer in life together. While each may have their own way of celebrating the holiday, the real place to be is the Capital City, where the largest Twilight Carnival is held. Decorated with the traditional carved lantern fruits and bringing in everything from street food vendors, to traditional craftsman and performers, its where you can see what the Alurizian people really have to show.
You might even treat yourself to some of the many games and festivities, maybe even win yourself some prizes of your own!
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The evening air may be brisk, but the warmth of the Twilight Carnival calls all out for celebration and fun! Taking a stroll down one of the many streets of downtown, you'll find busting market shops decorated in the traditional harvest colors and adorned with spectacle artwork in the form of eye-catching Lantern Fruit carvings. While not part of holiday lore, many people have come to wearing outlandish outfits or showing off some of their cultural dress; impromptu fashion shows are not unheard of! After you’ve had your fill of treats and drink, or if the quiet is more your thing, you can tuck in at one of the many public bonfires. Cozy up with a blanket and some warmed brew to enjoy the companionship of your fellow people or just relax in the crackling glow.
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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!
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The nights are getting longer, and autumn is in full swing. The Alurizans have their own ways of celebrating their most cherished season; the Twilight Carnival. Months of decorations and autumnal activities lead up to a grand celebration!
While Alurizans may have their own cultural observances, events like this allow for everyone to come together in a shared holiday experience and have become a long-standing tradition for all.
Fall on Owai-6 is pleasant, with moderate days and cool, crisp nights, perfect for activities. One such event is carving a lantern fruit, a type of gourd which has innards that glow when exposed to the air, signifying its ripeness! These sturdy fruits have a thick, inedible rind but delicious pulp and seeds, and the act of carving them into glowing decorations goes back hundreds of years.
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We have a brand new activity to welcome in the Twilight Carnival! Why not try your hand at carving your own lantern fruit? Carve or decorate a pumpkin or gourd with a Project Xero related theme! Rewards include a sliding scale of Prestige, and a new Twilight Carnival 2021 badge for your profile! 🎃
More about the Twilight Carnival will be coming in November, but for now, get ready and decorate your own lantern fruit! For this prompt, carve or decorate a pumpkin or gourd with a Project Xero related theme! Save your pumpkin seeds - roast them up to get a tasty treat for yourself and a bonus prize!
We'll also have our own carvings available for for example soon, so stay tuned!
★ Any type of pumpkin/gourd of any size is acceptable. If pumpkins aren’t available or accessible where you are you can use something else, such as a squash or even a melon! Just make sure whatever you pick is something that can easily be painted or carved!
★ Multiple gourds can be used for your entry but you will only get one reward!
★ You may use any medium to “decorate” your gourd if you do not have paints or are not comfortable carving. Colored paper, felts, and clay are all accepted as long as it's ON your gourd of choice!
If you don't feel like making your own design, you can use one of our templates! Just print these out onto paper and trace them onto your gourd.
★ EASY - Just a simple cut-out face for those new to pumpkin carving!
★ MODERATE - A more detailed stencil of the Project Xero logo with different layers of carvings.
Depending on the complexity of your entry, you can receive different rewards!
There are three levels of complexity for this activity:
★ Easy - Basic cut out/painting traced from the simple template.
Reward: 5 Prestige + Twilight Carnival 2021 Badge
★ Moderate - Used the more advanced/layered template or carved/traced a Xero’s artwork.
Reward: 10 Prestige + Twilight Carnival 2021 Badge
★ Difficult - A custom artwork/carving that you designed yourself!
Reward: 15 Prestige + Twilight Carnival 2021 Badge
+5 Prestige if you roast the pumpkin seeds for a snack! Yum! (Photo of prepared seeds with username on paper in the image required!)
Stay tuned for more updates & information about the Twilight Carnival!
IT'S ALMOST TIME
Tomorrow, Friday October 1st @ 6 pm EST...
⭐ PROJECT XERO'S FIRST EVER GACHAPON BATCH! ⭐
What does this mean?
It means that there are 30 new Xeros ready for adoption, and you have the chance to claim a mystery one!
⭐ HOW THIS WORKS ⭐
• Before 6 pm EST I will make a new channel on the Discord, where I will type up the rules.
• At 6 pm EST, I will open the channel so that people can claim the Gacha Slots.
• There will be 30 slots available, they are first-come-first-served and one per person, so make sure you are ready!
• Each slot will be $35 USD.
• Once all 30 slots are claimed, I will DM those that received one.
• A placeholder "Xero ORB" will be uploaded to the account of each member who claimed a slot.
• Once the member pays for the design, the mystery Xero will be revealed! The order of the designs will be pre-determined.
⭐ But what if I don't like the surprise design I get? ⭐
Once your design is paid for and revealed, if you find you don't like it, you can TRADE with other members! The same new Discord channel where you claimed your slot will become a 48 hour Gachapon Trading Hub. Swap with other willing members and see all the cool new designs!
I hope everything is clear and makes sense. The image attached has a few teasers of just 6 of the 30 new Xeros - though I distorted the colors a bit on some of them to keep it a surprise still!
⭐ Project Xero Pin Pre-Orders are OPEN ⭐
The pre-order bundle includes one pin & one 3" glow in the dark sticker. Pins & stickers will be sold separately after pre-order!
Pre-Order Bundle: $12
USA Shipping: $3.50
USA Shipping: $3.50
⭐ ORDER HERE: https://www.neonslushie.com/store/c4/Enamel_Pins.html
Only 50 are available at this time! If they are very popular I may order more in the future, but there's no guarantee.
Exciting news! I'm hosting a...
⭐️ FREE XERO GIVEAWAY RAFFLE ⭐️
The raffle is being hosted on my Twitter, retweet and follow the instructions to enter!
But wait, there's more! The more RTs it gets, the more designs will be added for the winner to choose from! The winner gets to pick their favorite.
100 RTs - 1 design added
500 RTs - 1 more added
1000+ RTs - 2 more added
If this giveaway gets more than 1,000 RTs, the winner will have 6 different Xeros to pick from. The remaining 5 designs will be sold after!
This will end in one week - September 15th @ 6pm EST time.
⭐️ ENTER HERE! https://twitter.com/NeonSlushie/status/1435624231006527492
EDIT: We hit the first RT goal, so here's the next design!
⭐️ BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TIME! ⭐️
Who's ready for lots of new prompts & ways to earn Prestige? 👀
🎁 First up, we've updated the Galactic Gift Prompt to now also accept gift WRITING! So now both art & writing can be submitted!
Draw or write about someone else's Xero & earn some Prestige! Click 'Show Details' for the rules.
REWARD: 5 Prestige! Can be submitted weekly.
Next, another new Prompt has been added...
💫 WISHING STAR - What are your Xero's goals & aspirations? Click 'Show Details' for the rules.
Draw or write about your Xero's goals, dreams, and aspirations! What is something they hope to do or see in the future? It can be something big or small!
Don't have a Xero of your own yet? You can draw or write about Ziggy, our mascot!
REWARD: 10 Prestige! Can be submitted once for each Xero you own.
Finally, another big Prompt as well...
⛺️ REAL LIFE EXPEDITION - Go on a "real life" expedition! Go to a local park or accredited zoo, and look for interesting plants and animals. Click 'Show Details' for the rules!
See a cool mushroom on a log? A squirrel or duck? Snap a picture! Identify each plant or animal you photograph, and write 1 fact about it! Must be at least 5 different specimens. Remember to wash your hands after your excursion!
REWARD: 20 Prestige! Can be submitted once per month. BONUS: While you can do this prompt just with photos and writing, if you decide to also sketch the plants and animals, you will earn 10 bonus Prestige, for a total of 30!
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask in our Discord!
A significant hurdle in restoring an extinct species is figuring out how to safely develop the organism outside of a natural process. To solve this issue, Project scientists modified ORB technology to create a specialized variant that serves as an artificial egg for a developing Xero. After it’s initial synthesis, the embryo is placed in containment to complete its development to a point where it can continue to grow without such support.
This ORB contains all the necessary nutrients and fluids to mimic the sterile internal environment of a natural Xero egg and help facilitate healthy growth. The special shell is clear on the top to allow scientific observation & ensure healthy development of the Xero.
XERO MYO SLOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
Every member has the opportunity to earn one free MYO slot with Prestige by participating in our game. This slot allows you to create your own Xero any way you want!
In addition, we've also launched the first batch of Trait Items - giving your Xero (or MYO slot Xero) one of these berries allows them to develop new traits. More trait items coming soon!
All of these items can be purchased in the first on-site shop, the ARC Laboratory.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask in our Discord! But please read all of the information before doing so, as your question might already be answered! 😊
One of the chief imports to Alurizan society is knowledge. With it comes innovation, but culturally and scientifically, it is the equitable foundation on which to build a healthy society. This knowledge comes from both within, in the form of laboratory and practical sciences, but also from the outside in the form of expeditions. Whether by probe or manned surveys, the Aluriza continue to expand their knowledge and help where they can, such as with Project XERO.
However, maintaining the logistical requirements of long distance manned exploration, there is a net of respite to be used by anyone; providing food, a place to rest or fuel, it allows a safe network of support for all sorts of travel. Establishing these ‘Rest Stations’, as they are colloquially known, further expands their range of exploration.
This is where you come in:
The Expeditionary Services have identified a system on the edge of AREZ space: Tidix. One of its planets, Tidix-c, is a dead world rich in rare minerals that would serve as an excellent site for an orbital refueling station. However, it has a habitable moon, the surface of which is near entirely ocean. Long distance probes have confirmed that it is free of advanced life, however the ES would like to catalog the various flora and fauna as well as collect samples. This will form a baseline snapshot of the world's ecosystem so it can be carefully monitored, ensuring the rest station and mining operations on the planet's surface do not disrupt the moon’s balance of life.
So, new members of the Aluriza, are you up to the task of assisting the ES in their ecological survey? For those who think they've got what it takes, sign up at your local ranger station today!
This is a month long event with a brand-new, limited time Expedition prompt, in which you get to "discover" (design) a new species of animal or plant found on this water moon. You can read more about the Expedition prompt here.
All skill levels are welcome to participate, and you can draw or write about your new species. ALL participants are entered into a raffle, where the prize is a FREE custom Xero, of the new subspecies: Marine! More to come on that later!
All entries, regardless of idea or skill level, receive the following rewards for participating:
★ 1 Raffle Ticket for the custom Marine Xero Raffle
★ 10 Prestige
★ 1 Marine ORB, which contains 1 of 3 different species of marine life for you to Index, exclusive to this event!
In addition, there will be a 2nd place prize:
Prompt entries will also be judged on how well the concept fits into the world of the Aluriza. One lucky winner will be hand-selected to have their flora or fauna concept be turned into a real item within the ARPG! The winner will also receive a special custom recolor version of their winning item, they can pick the colors! (Rainbow, based on their fursona's colors, etc.) They will be the only recipient of the special item recolor.
It's time to get creative! Good luck out there explorers!
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