The Wild Hunt | April Announcement

Posted 2 months ago :: Last edited 1 month ago by rhiow

It starts as a tickle, a funny feeling that something in your peripheral isn’t quite right. Something’s been off since you woke up. The sun chases the moon east across a fairy-floss sky. It hits you as wild whoops and hollers echo through the woods bordering the path.

The Wild Hunt! So soon? Was it not just the Hibernal Equinox mere days ago? The road suddenly splits where no fork belonged before.

You sigh and take the path less taken. A choir of giggles echoes through the forest. The sands of time flow the wrong way. Down is up. Day is night. The path forks again and again. The question is no longer where you’re going, but how you’ll get there.

A triumphant trumpet leads the way. Even as impossible shadows draw close, you know you’re not alone. Dive deep into the madness without fear!

The Hunt rides with you!

A hulking figure lurks outside of Amaryllis’ home. Broad shoulders hunch, claws daintily holding onto a basket. The pleasant smell of sugary baked goods wafts from within. Just as the creature is poised to knock, the door flies open and a bright light shines directly at them.

YOU,” the mage accuses. “It was YOU!”

Mochi flinches away from the light, eyes blinking rapidly. “O-oh… uh… h-hello Amaryllis…”

“Well, come on then,” the pouflon invites, stepping back from the threshold. “Let’s get them laid out before everylon wakes up!”

Mochi, still shock-still, shakes himself and peers after the mage. Caught red-handed! Oh well. It didn’t matter! Pranks could be fun even if everylon was in on them!

“Where’d you get these, anyway?” the pouflon asks as they lovingly prepare the display. Cinnamon rolls, one for anylon that asked!

Mochi shifts, head ducked to avoid hitting the ceiling. “I…uh, I made them?”

“You what,” Amaryllis fires back, brows up.

“Yeah,” Mochi shrugs and sets the final roll on top of the pile. “A….anyway, Happy Hunt!”

The mage watches the ursuki go, the enticing scent of pastries left in his wake.

“Well I’ll be,” Amaryllis mutters to herself. “Happy Hunt, indeed!"

[ The Wild Hunt ] has begun! Ursuki all over Bellacoste are flexing their magic today! Are you going to stay inside or come out and enjoy the fun?

Be sure to visit the [ Pippet Shop ] TODAY to pick up a fresh, warm cinnamon roll! Nobody likes stale cinnamon rolls, so be sure to grab one now! They’ll be gone tomorrow!

Celebrate the Wild Hunt with our NEW [ Event Quests ], Unrecognizable Illusions and Prankish!

Pranks not your thing? There are plenty of other [ Monthly Quests ] and [ Seasonal Quests ] for you to dive into! Tend to your farm in Seed Sowing or investigate one of our returning April quests, Many-Legged Race or Unusual Discovery! You might find that even these quests are a little different this year!

Did you notice that your Heartwood Piece has… changed? Knights and mages across the realm are investigating this curious evolution in a new [ Monthly Quest ], A Matter of Heart. This is the reintroduction of semi-monthly Knight/Mage quests. You can earn a little extra experience even if you don’t own a Heartwood Piece!

The second part of our choose-your-own-adventure event continues this month with [ Sins of the Father ]. Sins of the Father will run through April 30th at 11:59:59PM EST. Your votes will count right up until the deadline!

Due to the nature of this quest, the next part might not release until the middle of May, though we hope to have it out to you sooner!

Have you been wanting an Ursilon of your very own? The wait is officially OVER! Cherub Ursuki are here! When a pouflon and ursuki perform the love spell together, it sometimes results in a "cherub" ursuki! These ursuki often have softer features and one less digit on their hands and feet, though every cherub is different. Cherub ursuki are welcomed almost everywhere they go, though some do find them a little odd.

With cherub ursuki, we’re introducing a new concept to hybrids: a “body” trait that modifies the silhouette of the species more heavily than traits normally do! This type of modification will be added to other hybrids in the future!

You can learn all about Cherub Ursuki on the [ Legendary Traits ] page!

With the release of Cherub Ursuki, Cherub Potions and Amulets are now available in the [ Trait Shop ] and [ Cash Shop ] year-round!

As part of this update, Cherub Tails have been added to Cherub Vespire’s secondary Cherub trait list.

As we mentioned last month, MYO and Design Change approvals are CLOSED for the month of April while the Pouflons Team works on an intense overhaul of how traits work on the site! We anticipate that this update will take between 2 and 3 weeks, though it may take longer.

I wanted to take a moment to explain what we’ll be doing in this update! We now have a LoreKeeper extension that permits us to create Sub-Traits of existing Traits. In this example we’ll be talking about Slit Pupils.

Slit Pupils are common for Vespires, but legendary for Pouflons. Up until now, that required two distinct traits on site named different things to be easily distinguishable, but it wasn’t particularly user friendly, was it? With this extension, we can have a parent trait: in this case, it would be Slit Pupils for Vespires, a common trait. We can then add a sub-trait to the parent trait, legendary Slit Pupils for Pouflons!

This update is going to be a lot of work, as we can’t re-assign current traits as sub-traits. During the duration of this update you may see certain traits get removed then added back to your character, as anything that becomes a sub-trait will need to be re-traited on the masterlist. This is nothing to worry about! We’ll do our very best to get everything added back in properly, but if you notice something amiss once the update is done, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

We will also be going through every trait and item on site to improve the descriptions, sources, example images and more! 

Prompts and claims will remain OPEN this month, though approval times may be slower than average as most of the team will be working on the update! Thank you for your understanding! We hope to bring everything back bigger and better in a couple weeks!

Did you know we have a Pouflons [ Twitter ] account? We post updates and retweet Pouflons content there nearly every day! If you’d like your Pouflons-related content to be retweeted, be sure to tag it with one of the following: @Pouflons, #pouflons, pouflon, pouflons, vespire, ursuki or Bellacoste!

Hey there! Did you know we have our own [ Ko-fi ]? Ko-fi members get access to a lot of cool perks, including on site rewards, monthly streams, and sneak peaks at what’s coming! Your support directly helps us continue making updates like this one, as well as creating new merch to sell in…

Our [ Etsy Shop ]! Our stock is currently limited, but we’re always hard at work concepting and getting new items made.

Your support means everything to us! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

Did you know we have our own [ Discord ]? Stop by to receive updates as they happen, not to mention hang with the coolest community around!

One last thing-- if you’re looking for a new Bellacoste character, why not commission Cake or Rhiow for a [ Custom Design or Redesign ]?

It’s a quiet month! Nevertheless, there’s a couple reminders:

The [ March Raffle ] ends on April 7th, make sure to get your entries in!

[ Sins of the Father ] ends April 30th at 11:59:59PM EST. The next part of the quest will start by the middle of May.

MYO approvals and Design Updates are closed for at least the next 2-3 weeks while we work on an expansive update to traits and items on our LoreKeeper! Tune into our Discord for timely updates!

Want to keep up with changes in real time? Join our [ Discord ] and select the changelog role!

March Change Log:

Mar 1st: Spring seasonal quests now have the bonus reward table attached to them!

Mar 2nd: Affinities have been added to pouflons.com under the Species -> Lifestyle tab.

Mar 31st: Music has been added for Firsden. Unfortunately, the custom track commission didn’t work out. Hopefully in the future!

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