Previous Prompts

Previous Prompts

Past prompts will go here.

April 2022 Prompt: Spring

4/1/22 - 4/30/22 11:59pm ET

The bite of the cold fades away, making way for a warmer season.

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

  • Unofficial Edeia fills can be used for writing only, both before and after Actualization.

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

Art Prompt:
Create artwork of your Edeia with something related to spring. Perhaps they are enjoying the blooming flowers, the gentle showers, the warmer weather, the renewal of life; perhaps it could be something else. Main, alternate, and humanoid/hybrid forms may be used.

The minimum requirements are as follows, though you are welcome to do more:

  • Options: for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up).

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background with some sort of environment; does not need to be detailed or a full scene

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your Edeia with something related to spring. This can be before or Actualization, and involve any form they take.

  • 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.

March 2022 Prompt: Shapeshifters

3/1/22 - 3/31/22 11:59pm ET

Edeia are capable of taking many forms. Does yours?

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

  • Unofficial Edeia fills can be used for writing only, both before and after Actualization.

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

Design Prompt:
Design a hybrid/humanoid form or an alternate form.

  • Must be fullbody with no cropping

  • No background required, but you can add something if you like.

Also, they must be "decent," i.e. wearing clothes or something if they have parts to cover. If parts do not show normally and/or they are as decent as any other of their species would be, that is fine.

Art Prompt:
Create artwork of your Edeia shapeshifting from one form to another. Minimum requirements:

  • Some representation of the main Edeia form and a different form, but may be abstract/surreal

  • Full color, and minimal shading and/or effects (i.e. glows and such. So long as it isn't just flat colors.)

  • Full color background (a scene is not necessary, but at least something more interesting than a flat color background would be good)

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your Edeia making use of their shapeshifting abilities for a particular purpose. Perhaps they take a human disguise to blend in in the age of secrecy, or they become enraged and take on a more terrifying form.

  • 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.

February 2022 Prompt: Connections

2/1/22 - 2/28/22 11:59pm ET

A particular type of relationship is often celebrated this month, but it is not the only meaningful connection we can have.

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

  • Unofficial Edeia fills can be used for writing only, both before and after Actualization.

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

Art Prompt:
Draw artwork involving/illustrating a meaningful and overall positive relationship involving at least one of your Edeia. The other character does not need to be an Edeia, and does not need to be yours. Perhaps it is a gesture in their language of love (words of affirmation, acts of service, touch, quality time, gifts) or something else. You may use humanoid, alternate, and other temporary forms of your Edeia.

The minimum requirements are as follows, though you are welcome to do more:

  • Options: for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up).

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background with some sort of environment; does not need to be detailed or a full scene

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving/illustrating a meaningful and overall positive relationship involving at least one of your Edeia, before or after Actualization. The other character does not need to be an Edeia and does not need to be yours.

  • 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.

January 2022 Prompt: New Beginnings

1/1/22 - 1/31/22 11:59pm ET

The world turns, and time marches on. Yet it is also the start of something new, something unknown. A new beginning.

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

  • Unofficial Edeia fills can be used for all three types.

  • Art and design prompts may be approved by Auspice or a moderator.

Design Prompt:
Design your Edeia's previous form. Most Edeia were once human, but they may be animals or fantastical creatures. If they are a fantastical creature that would not be found in mundane Earth, note that they must originate from a different dimension.

  • Must be fullbody with no cropping

  • No background required, but you can add something if you like.

Also, they must be "decent," i.e. wearing clothes or something if they have parts to cover. If parts do not show normally and/or they are as decent as any other of their species would be, that is fine.

Art Prompt:
Draw artwork of your Edeia doing or experiencing something for the first time, or something related to "new beginnings." For instance, they could be experiencing the first day after Actualization, they could be experiencing the first day of the new year, they could be using magic for the first time, they could be trying on new clothes or eating something, etc. There is much freedom with this prompt. You may use their main form, alternate form, humanoid/hybrid form, or previous form.

The minimum requirements are as follows, though you are welcome to do more:

  • Options: for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up).

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background with some sort of environment; does not need to be detailed or a full scene

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your
Edeia doing or experiencing something for the first time, or something related to "new beginnings." Same spiel as the art prompt, though you can use/involve the previous form as well.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

December 2021 Prompt: Days of Winter

12/3/21 - 1/3/22 11:59pm ET

The colder winds are settling in... winter has come, and with it, the holidays.

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

Art and design prompts may be approved by Auspice or a moderator.

Design Prompt:
Design a winter outfit or winter form for your Edeia. You may use their original, alternate, humanoid/equivalent, or previous form. It can be a shapeshifted "outfit" or something worn physically, or perhaps something like a winter fur coat.

  • Must be fullbody with no cropping

  • No background required, but you can add something if you like.

Also, please try to do something with a little more effort than just slapping a scarf or a hat on their regular form or something like that. The winter outfit/form can be used outside of the context of the prompt freely as well, of course.

Art Prompt:
Draw artwork of your Edeia in a situation related to winter or any winter holiday of your choosing, or in a wintry setting. They can be in their original, alternate, humanoid/equivalent, or previous form. You may also use a "winter outfit" design for them.

The minimum requirements are as follows, though you are welcome to do more:

  • Options: for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up).

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background with some sort of environment; does not need to be detailed or a full scene

Some suggestions: playing in the snow, putting up holiday lights, curling up by a fireplace to stay warm, ice skating, etc.

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your
Edeia in a situation related to winter or any winter holiday of your choosing.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

Artwork of Repose in a wintry setting.
Winter form design of Repose.

November 2021 Prompt: Cat Days

11/5/21 - 12/5/21 11:59pm ET

It is time for the Cat Edeia!

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

Art prompts may be approved by Auspice or a moderator.

Design Prompt:
Design a cat form for your Edeia. While all the cat Edeia I have designed generally have a similar style and body type, you are free to draw them with a different style/level of realism, and/or as a different kind of feline.

  • Must be fullbody with no cropping

  • The cat form must resemble the Edeia's form and use the same color palette.

  • No shading required, but you may if you wish

  • No background required, but you can add something if you like.

Art Prompt:
Draw artwork of cat Edeia. In all cases:

  • Fullbody or almost

For one cat Edeia:

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background with a clear setting

    • Scenery can be somewhat blurred/undetailed, but it should be clear what the setting is - whether a forest, a meadow, a library, an Abstraction, etc.

For two cat Edeia:

  • Fully colored, at least minimal shading

  • Full color background with some sort of environment; does not need to be detailed or a full scene

For three cat Edeia or more:

  • Fully colored, at least minimal shading

  • Full color background; can be abstract, blurry, or otherwise simple.

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving at least one Edeia shapeshifted into a cat for whatever reason - be it for fun, for a dare, for any other reason.

  • Minimum word count: 1000 words

Design example, featuring Auspen.
Artwork example, featuring Malice.

October 2021 Prompt: Spooky Season

10/1/21 - 10/31/21 11:59pm ET

This prompt is all about the spooky times for the spooky season!

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

Design Prompt:
This is artwork of a "Halloween costume" for your Edeia. It can be in their regular, alternate, or humanoid form, and it can be a shapeshifted outfit or something physical that they put on. They can dress up as anything you like, so long at it is not offensive or suggestive/NSFW. If there are horror themes, please keep them mild and spoiler and/or add a warning with what the horror themes are. The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Fullbody with no cropping

  • No shading required, but you may if you wish

  • No background required, but you can add something like a gradient, solid color, etc.

Art Prompt:
Draw "spooky" art of your Edeia! You may interpret this as aesthetically spooky or thematically spooky, and this can range in intensity from lighthearted spoopiness to something with eerie or horror vibes. However, please avoid heavy gore and intense horror; notes on what is allowed is below. You can also interpret this as your Edeia doing something related to the Halloween season, including making decorations, trick-or-treating, etc. You can also simply make this as artwork of your Edeia in their "costume."

  • You have complete artistic freedom with how much of your Edeia you want to draw. However, they must be recognizable, drawn in either their regular, alternate, or humanoid form. For pieces that only show a small part of an Edeia (focusing on just the face or even just the eyes, for instance), I expect more effort to be done in shading, rendering, and/or effects, and for it to be particularly impactful artistically.

    • That said, you can't go wrong with some classic guidelines (if you follow these, there are no greater expectations for effort): for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up).

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • The background cannot be plainly solid, but can be something abstract or blurry. You are free to draw a scene if you want, of course.

Writing Prompt:
You have two options! However, you may only do
one of the two.

Option 1 - Spooky Festivities: Write your Edeia engaging in some festivities of the season! This can be before or after their Actualization. Perhaps they are going out on Halloween, or perhaps they have their own Halloween tradition(s). Perhaps they have their fun in the Age of Secrecy, spooking poor humans in spirit (heh) of the season.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

Option 2 - Scare: Write a scenario in which your Edeia was scared or they scared another. This can be a lighthearted scare, or something more profound, something angsty, something dangerous. Perhaps it was an important event in their life, or just a random event some day. You may write about your character before or after Actualization.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

September 2021 Prompt: Formal Dress

9/3/21 - 10/3/21 11:59pm ET

This prompt is all about putting your Edeia in fancy outfits!

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

Design Requirements:
This is artwork of the formal outfit design, focusing on conveying the information of the design.

  • Fullbody with no cropping

  • No shading required, but you may if you wish

  • No background required, but you can add something like a gradient, solid color, etc.

  • The formal outfit can be of any culture and any occasion, so long as it is considered "formal dress."

Art Requirements:
This is an actual artwork of your Edeia in formal dress, focusing on presentation of the artwork rather than information.

  • Options: for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up). These are minimum requirements and you are welcome to do more.

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background and lighting; can be atmospheric and blurry/undetailed, could also be a full scene.

Writing Requirements:
Write an occasion of your Edeia in formal dress! This can be when they are an Edeia, having shapeshifted into having formal wear, or perhaps their previous form when they are actually dressed as such.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

Artwork example, featuring Auspice.
Design example, featuring Memoir.

August 2021 Prompt: Actualization

8/1/21 - 8/31/21 11:59pm PT

Draw/write the moment of Actualization for an Edeia. You may use others' Edeia with permission from the owner.

You may make two submissions for this prompt, one art and one writing. The art and writing can be for the same scene, and that will count as the two prompts.

Art Requirements:
You must have a piece representing the moment of an Edeia's Actualization with:

  • Some representation of the Edeia form and the previous form, but may be abstract/surreal

  • Full color, and minimal shading and/or effects (i.e. glows and such. So long as it isn't just flat colors.)

  • Full color background

    • A scene is not necessary, but at least something more interesting than a flat color background would be good.

Writing Requirements:
The writing can include as much of the before, during, and after of the Actualization that you want, but it
must include the actual moment of Actualization. For consideration - what was the moment where their identity truly aligned with their Idea? Was it a gradual or rapid thing, something calm, or something full of twists and turns? I also highly recommend reading the lore guide on Actualization.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

July 2021 Prompt: Meetings

7/1/21 - 7/31/21 11:59pm PT

Our first general prompt! Draw/write the first meeting between two Edeia (or their previous forms) - perhaps between two of yours, yours and one other's, or others' Edeia entirely. Please make sure to ask the owner's permission to use them in a prompt. You can also use more than two characters if you wish.

You may make two submissions for this prompt, one art and one writing. The art and writing can be for the same scene, and that will count as the two prompts.

Art Requirements:

  • At least two Edeia or their previous forms with at least half body (waist or equivalent up)

  • Fully colored, shading optional

  • Full color background with a clear setting

    • Scenery can be somewhat blurred/undetailed, but it should be clear what the setting is - whether a forest, a meadow, a library, an Abstraction, etc.

Writing Requirements:

  • 2000 words

June 2021 Prompt: Pride

6/9/21 - 6/30/21 11:59pm PT

You have two options for this prompt, and you may complete one of each for a total of two submissions for this prompt. You may fulfill the prompt with/involving another person's character with permission, as well.

The first option is Pride art of your Edeia! Draw your Edeia with LGBTQIA+ paraphernalia or doing magic with flag colors or anything else you can think of to celebrate.

Minimum Requirements:

  • One Edeia fullbody (or almost) OR at least one Edeia and any other character of any species with at least halfbody

  • Fully colored, shading optional

  • Full color background, but can be simple / blurred / not very detailed

The second option is writing - write something about how your Edeia discovers or explores some aspect of their gender identity, romantic/sexual orientation, etc.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1500 words

  • Explores some aspect of LGBTQIA+ identity for at least one Edeia.

May 2021 Prompt: Mermay

5/20/21 - 6/20/21 5pm PT

Draw your Edeia as a mer creature, i.e. a cross between an aquatic creature and their original (or alternate) form. The aquatic features do not need to represent a real animal, but can be inspired by any aquatic animal.

Note: as Edeia can shapeshift, this can be a form they choose to take at any point, or you can just draw it for fun.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Fullbody (or almost, artistic cropping is allowed)

  • Fully colored and shaded/rendered

  • Full color background, but can be blurred / not very detailed

A note on shading/rendering: there can be some flexibility for this with different styles, so long as the piece looks like a finished work with a reasonable amount of effort put into it.

You may make two submissions that will count for this prompt.