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ARC Survey: 019

ARC Survey: 019

Category: Starter Prompts
Ends: 27 December 2023, 00:00:00 EST (3 weeks from now)

We want to know Xeros traditions in the winter months! 'Show Details' for the rules.




Greetings! By now I assume many of you have seen the ARC bulletin, so I figured I’d give a bit of an explanation. Part of my job here with the XERO project involves maintaining active data collection about subjects such as…well, you!

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!
Dr. Naes


ARC Survey: 019
ARC Survey: 019

Good day everyone! As winter comes to Harbor many of us prefer the comfort of a warm home versus the cold. As with many social species, the closer quarters tend to drive many cultures to develop traditions and holidays around the occasion to keep spirits up during those bitter nights.

Whether like the Haddu with their celebrations in honor of their yearly challenges and victories, or the Korso with their large communal potlucks, (I swear it is always food with them.) what kind of traditions have you developed on your own as you have joined the cultural potluck as it were? Something you’ve picked up along the way, or perhaps something new to you Xeros?

For Arc Survey 19, tell us about a tradition your Xero may have during the winter months! This can be anything like baking pies for their neighbors to specific gift-giving days they treasure! This is also a great excuse to share your traditions for the colder season as Xeros and the inhabitants of AREZ do not have one specific gift-giving winter holiday that is universal! This prompt allows a little more real-life influence, but don't be afraid to make up something fun and unique!
When submitting your entry for this prompt, please upload your piece to our Survey Gallery here! Art & writing uploaded to the Project Xero gallery also earn 1 Prestige.

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.


The artwork submitted to this prompt must show good effort and adhere to the following guidelines:
★ The Xero in your artwork must belong to you, or use Ziggy (or another member's Xero, with permission!) if you do not yet own a Xero!
★ The artwork for this prompt must be at least halfbody!
★ The artwork must be full-color and should have at least relatively clean lines. Shading is optional.
★ Sketchy styles are accepted, so long as the art shows good effort and does not appear rushed.
★ You may draw multiple Xeros in a submission, but the rewards will not increase.

The writing submitted to this prompt must show good effort and adhere to the following guidelines:
★ The Xero in your writing must belong to you, or use Ziggy (or another member's Xero, with permission!) if you do not yet own a Xero!
★ The writing must be at least 500 words.
★ The writing must show good effort. You will not be judged on grammar or spelling, but please do your best!
★ You may write about multiple Xeros in a story, but the rewards will not increase.
★ You may include a piece of artwork to accompany the writing, but the rewards will not increase.

★ This prompt may only be submitted once per month. There will be a new survey each month!
★ Artwork or writing submitted must be new and created by you. It cannot be traced or created on a preexisting template or base.
Ziggy (the Project Xero mascot) or another user's Xero may only be used if you do not currently own a Xero!


To submit your piece for this prompt, follow the instructions below!

1. First, upload your art or writing to our on-site Survey Gallery.

2. Fill out all of the related information. Add a title and description, and from the Prompt drop-down box, select "ARC Survey". Click the "Add Character" button, and add the code for the character(s) featured in the piece. The code can be found on the character's Masterlist entry, it is the last part of the URL for their page or their number on the Masterlist. Submit the piece!

3. Copy the URL of the piece posted to the Gallery, and click "Submit Prompt" for ARC Survey.

4. Paste the URL of your piece to the "Submission URL" box. You can ignore all of the other fields in the prompt submission. The rewards are added automatically for you!

5. Submit your prompt, and wait! A member of the team will review and accept it for you. Your account will receive a notification once the submission is approved!



All survey participants will receive the following rewards for participating:

1 Mysterious ORB

The ARC Survey can only be submitted once per user per month.
THIS Survey ENDS Tuesday, December 26th AT 11:59 PM EST / 8:59 PM PST


Reward Amount
Mysterious ORB 1
1 result found.