Prompts

Welcome to the prompts page! Here you will find art/writing prompts to jog your creativity, if you wish to partake of them.

The basic idea is that I will provide about one prompt per month. You will receive a Figment for each prompt you complete, which can be used for purchasing various rewards.

Prompt submissions can be submitted in the Prompt Submissions Deviantart folder of the group or in the prompt-submissions channel of the Discord server. I will approve the prompt (or reject it, after which you may make alterations and resubmit). If neither option is good for you, you may directly message me.

Prompts must be posted on some social media somewhere, such as Deviantart, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, etc. or Toyhouse. Toyhouse submissions can be authorized only, as long as I can see it.

Unless otherwise specified, you may generally use official Edeia designs, alternate forms, previous forms, approved past forms, fusions with complete designs on the ML, and fission fragments with complete designs on the ML.

December 2022 Prompt: Warmth

12/3/22 - 1/3/23 11:59pm ET

A flame. It offers warmth, in time of cold... yet it is so transient, bursting to life and ceasing all at once. So it begins. So it ends.

It need not end yet. Let us hold it here, in our hands, in our hearts, and bask in the moment it lasts. It must end. Then... let us make another and start anew.

Dusk and Dawn

In winter, many seek warmth - in both a literal and metaphorical sense. What warmth do you seek?

  • You may make three submissions for this prompt, a maximum of two for a single type. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used in different types, but for the same type you must use a different one.

  • Unofficial Edeia can only be used for the writing prompt.

  • Any prompt may be approved by a moderator. If moderators are uncertain for any prompts, they may defer to Auspice when they are available.

As a reminder:

  • Prompts must be posted on some social media somewhere, such as Deviantart, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, etc. or Toyhouse. Toyhouse submissions can be authorized only, as long as I can see it.

  • Unless otherwise specified, you may generally use official Edeia designs, alternate forms, previous forms, approved past forms, fusions with complete designs on the ML, and fission fragments with complete designs on the ML.

Art Prompt:
Create artwork depicting your Edeia seeking or engaging in something involving physical and/or metaphorical warmth. Perhaps they seek flame - a campfire, fireplace, some manifestation, etc. Perhaps they wrap themselves in cozy things - blankets, warm clothes, plushies, pillows, etc. Perhaps they seek companionship - friends, family, the dearly beloved in one way or another.

  • Options: for one character - partial body (thighs/equivalent or more); two or more characters - half bodies (thighs/equivalent or more) (chest/equivalent up).

    • At least one character must be your Edeia. The other character can be anyone else.

  • Fully colored and shaded.

  • Some background, but does not need an environment - just not transparent or entirely flat.

  • Optional: provide a little blurb about the situation, whether a reflection by the character (as in the example with Dawn and Dusk), a summary of what the situation is, etc.

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your Edeia
seeking or engaging in something involving physical and/or metaphorical warmth, as detailed in the art prompt.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

  • If you wish, you can turn on comment permissions on the submission doc to allow general critique from Auspice/mods on your writing. General audience should not comment in the doc itself.

November 2022 Prompt: Dragons

11/5/22 - 12/5/22 11:59pm ET

Dragons are known across many cultures in many forms and many roles. Now, what if an Edeia took the form of a dragon?

  • You may make three submissions for this prompt, one design, one artwork, and one writing. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used.

  • Unofficial Edeia can only be used for the writing prompt or option 2 of the art prompt as their previous form.

  • Any prompt may be approved by a moderator. If moderators are uncertain for any prompts, they may defer to Auspice when they are available.

As a reminder:

  • Prompts must be posted on some social media somewhere, such as Deviantart, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, etc. or Toyhouse. Toyhouse submissions can be authorized only, as long as I can see it.

  • Unless otherwise specified, you may generally use official Edeia designs, alternate forms, previous forms, approved past forms, fusions with complete designs on the ML, and fission fragments with complete designs on the ML.

Design Prompt:
Design a "
dragon form" for your Edeia. There are many different kinds of dragons, though you can consider qualifying forms to fall in the "inner circle" of this image, though you're welcome to add as many limbs as you want, combine elements, be creative, etc. as long as they still look like a "dragon." If your Edeia already has a draconic form, you could try making them a different type of dragon for this prompt.

This form can generally be counted as an "other form," but if you want to make it a true alternate form, feel free to make note of that and I can update the ML.

Art Prompt:
You have two options.

1. Create artwork of your Edeia in their dragon form .

  • Around 50% or more of the character should be visible; at least, it should clearly represent the character and capture important elements.

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background, but can be abstract/blurred

2. Create artwork of your Edeia with their "hoard" or with the type of thing their hoard involves (such as if they are collecting), whatever it may be. A "hoard" is some collection of things precious to them, or that they enjoy in some sense. The hoard can be objects and, though it can be a little questionable in some circumstances depending on the nature of the "hoarding," living things and/or sentient individuals. It could even be something abstrast - as long as it is valuable to the Edeia and can be collected/hoarded.

  • The Edeia can be in dragon form or their regular form.

  • The Edeia should be approximately halfbody or more.

  • Fully colored, with either shading or some sort of effect/texture (so long as it is not simply flat).

  • No background required

  • Optional: provide a little blurb about the "hoard," whether a reflection by the character, an explanation, etc.

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your Edeia
in their dragon form or something related to their "hoard" - admiring, showing someone, collecting something new, etc.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

  • If you wish, you can turn on comment permissions on the submission doc to allow general critique from Auspice/mods on your writing. General audience should not comment in the doc itself.

Figment Store

Prompt rewards are based on how many prompts you complete. Each prompt fill will give one Figment ♦, which acts as currency for the Figment Store. Prompt submissions, earned figments, and spending is tracked in a spreadsheet; you do not have to keep track of it on your own and you can see your balance here. It can also be seen below.

Rewards for Purchase

The following rewards can be purchased using Figments.

Variable | Edeia Artwork

An Edeia artwork commission. Refer to my commission info for options and pricing; each figment is equivalent to 10 USD of payment.

1 ♦ | 10 USD Discount

A 10 USD discount for any Edeia-related transaction, including customs, notions, special trait fees, and adopts. Cannot stack.

3 | Fission Trait (One per person)

Add a fission trait (two parts) to any of your Edeia. All prerequisites and requirements apply; you must send a conceptualization form. You are welcome to ask questions before official submission. If you are designing them yourself, please submit alongside the fission designs. The trait will only be official once the designs are done.

4 ♦ | MYO Slot MYOs are undergoing changes, temporarily unavailable

A general MYO Edeia slot.

5 | Edeia Speedpaint

A free Edeia painting, one subject, in any rough style. Can upgrade to a polished style for 1 ♦. May be anywhere from headshot to fullbody depending on complexity and specifications.

5 | Notion Slot

A notion Edeia slot. One additional customization can be requested for 1 ♦ (see slot info for details).

10 | Custom Design

You may pick one of the following:

In all cases, I may charge additional Figments for higher complexity.

Late Policy

Late pardons can only be granted by me, Auspice, but mods can leave an entry to be pending until I am available to decide whether or not to pardon the late submission.

Full pardons by Auspice have no consequences, but they will generally only be made for slight lateness (up to around 5 or 10 minutes) and/or unanticipated complications such as technical difficulties.

There is also a system of late-hours. Every three prompts you complete you get one "late-hour," which will be included on the Figment inventory spreadsheet. If you turn in a submission late, it can be up to one hour and it expends that entire late-hour. Late-hours can be stacked and expended all at once. Mods can accept the usage of late-hours and mark usage in the "Used Late-Hours" column.

Using Unofficial Edeia for Prompts

For now, I am allowing the use of unofficial Edeia (Edeia who do not yet exist) for prompts under a number of conditions:

  • This is only available to FTOs (first-time-owners, those who do not and have never owned an Edeia). If you acquire another Edeia in the process through other means, this arrangement will be rendered null.

  • You must get a Conceptualization form approved beforehand, with a note that it is for use in prompts for an unofficial Edeia arrangement.

  • You must purchase the notion slot at 4 figments for this Edeia, or 5 if you want to add more specifications.

  • You can only have one unofficial Edeia in development with this arrangement; that is, you cannot have two unofficial Edeia to use in prompts at the same time.

  • You must have the Idea on hold. If your hold runs out, you can have an extended hold on that Idea only as long as you complete a writing prompt for this Edeia every other month at minimum.

  • You cannot draw the Edeia and you may not design the Edeia in detail.

    • I will allow allusion to general characteristics such as hands, eyes, wings, claws, body type, general colors, etc. Note that I will not accept the prompt writings as references. When the time for the notion slot comes, you may make minor requests for the design such as body type and a "vibe," for no additional fee, but no alterations will be allowed once I make the design.

    • You are welcome to fully design and refer to their previous form.

  • It is generally expected that most of the fills will be writing prompts, but certain art and design prompt fills using the unofficial Edeia's previous form can be done as well - unless otherwise specified. At least one prompt fill must be a writing prompt.

  • You may not have any interactions with official Edeia in prompts; you may only do solo development and prompts. I will try to have a solo writing prompt at least every other month, as you cannot participate in the prompts that require multiple Edeia for this unofficial Edeia, or prompts that are art only. (Note that you are still free to draw others' official characters with permission for prompts, and these will count as progress towards prompt rewards.)

  • You can cancel the unofficial Edeia at any time, and all prompts using this unofficial Edeia will be rendered invalid and you will lose any extended hold on the Idea. If you miss the prompt requirement during the extended hold period, you will receive a warning before next month, when the Edeia is cancelled for you. You may also acquire this Edeia through other means (a slot/raffle/etc.) and the arrangement will end as well.

    • If, later, you are able to officialize the same Edeia through other means even after cancelling the arrangement, then prompts completed for them can be re-validated. However, if another individual takes the Idea then efforts may be lost entirely.

Example Prompts

Here are some examples of prompts I might offer. Some will be more involved than others. Some may allow a limited number of multiple submissions, some may allow only one.

General prompts (may be repeated):

  • First meeting: draw/write the first meeting between two Edeia, one can be another's.

  • History: draw/write an important event for your Edeia.

  • Actualization: draw/write the moment of / the moments leading up to / after actualization. Minimum requirements: 2000 words (writing), or fully colored/shaded + at least halfbody + background that shows where they are.

  • Magic: Demonstrate an Edeia's use of their magic.

  • Edeia in Attire: perhaps fancy attire or something else...

  • Free prompt: any subject. May specifically require that it involve one of your characters, one of someone else's characters, or two characters, one from you and one from another.

Special/Event Prompts:

  • Mermay: Draw your Edeia as a mer creature.

Previous Prompts

Past prompts can be seen here.