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"When the final bushel of wheat is harvested and the last leaf falls, Siyyon rests. For many, this is the season of hibernation. For me, it's an excuse to enjoy roasted chestnuts and a romp in the snow! If you're the type to get out and about this season, I hope you'll swing by the campfire and say hi! You can find me where it smells like soup...

"Speaking of firesides, though, there's a rather more serious matter I should like to discuss with you, before you leave. As you know, the people of our Valley live close to nature; and, in living close to nature, we are also close to magic. Spirits of all kinds walk here, right alongside humans and Taur-kin, and shape the world even though we don't always see them. Some of them would make Queen Icilia look like a tame kitten. Midwinter night is the longest, coldest of the year, when howling creatures of ice and snow hold sway upon our land. On this night, we light fires in the darkness, and invite members of our community to stand vigil over the flames during the night. To be an Emberwatch is a great honor, but this year, we seem to have a shortage of volunteers! Without the fires, how can we know that the sun will be enticed back from its winterly slumber? How do we know that Spring will ever come? In our land, this ritual is one of the most important traditions we have; and  it is also one of the most dangerous.

"I would like to invite you to tend a fire, this year. I've heard a lot of good things about you lately, and I think you'd be well suited to the position. Think about it, won't you...?"


Part I:
Though Winter may lay in white blankets across the Valley floor, life here does not stop! Denizens of Siyyon have invented a hundred different ways to cope with the cold during this difficult season, from food to games to comfortable conversations around a friendly fire. To participate in this part of the event, depict your character enjoying-- or detesting!-- the season.

Part II:
Midwinter is the longest, coldest night of the year. In the magical world of Siyyon, the bravest souls gather around fires dotted across the land, taking vigil against the dark. On this night, fearsome spirits of ice and snow hold sway over the world, and it is the job of every Emberwatch to keep the sacred fires lit so that they may call back the sun. It is a reminder of the fragility of life, and the warmth of sentient spirit. Let Markel know you would like to take him up on his offer by December 7th by commenting on this journal! Then, depict your character watching over their sacred flame in the midst of darkest midnight.


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MsMagma729 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After taking a couple days to make my character, I found out that I can't draw! Yay! Good for me! *random people clap* Just kidding..., but really, I can't draw, anyway, if I were, and probably am, going to make a written character were would I put it? Is there a folder or something?
Leunbrund Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015   Digital Artist
There is! Please take a look at this journal for steps on how to join, and other relevant info.

The process for written apps is the same as for visual ones. Basically, hit the JOIN button at the top of our home page, and include a link to your written character app in the box provided. We'll take a look over it and get back to you with any small edits if necessary. Once your app has been accepted and you've been sent a membership invite, you can submit it to the group gallery at your leisure (there are steps for how to do that near the bottom of this journal). C;

Does that answer your question?
MsMagma729 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, thank you.
Leunbrund Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   Digital Artist
Np! ^^
MsMagma729 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. I've only been looking at this group for a few days but holy crap it's just, just awesome! I'd love to make a character but I can't find good art programs for my computer....and I'm not that good with written characters...anyway, it's hard to find such a unique group with centaur-like characters and many other things...but I'd love to join!
Leunbrund Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Why thank you! :D We would love to have you along for the ride, in the event that you're able to find an art program that works for you (or if you decide you want to write, after all). If money is an issue, you could always try GIMP or SAI. The first is free, while the second is low-cost (or maybe also free? It's been a while since I looked and I heard rumor).
MsMagma729 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you from referring those programs I'll go look at them now! Can't wait to get started! :3
Leunbrund Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015   Digital Artist
;D hooray! Can't wait to see what kind of character you come up with!
xAbyssalRemnantx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was wondering, is this group still going on? I've looked around at it and I find everything about it fascinating. It would be a shame for a group as unique as this to die. D:
Leunbrund Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015   Digital Artist
(I know this is probably a second post, but yes! We are totally still active! Quiet at the moment, but we're around for anyone wants to take part. Looking forward to seeing what kinds of stories you might tell :)))
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