Pippets for Pride | June Announcement

Posted 3 weeks ago :: Last edited 3 weeks ago by rhiow

Hello everylon! It’s summer in Bellacoste, who’s ready for some sun?

We’ve officially changed seasons, and that means that [ Summer Seasonal Prompts ] are back in style! We also have a new [ Monthly Prompt ] this June… it's time for a summer exchange program! All aspiring knights and mages get ready for a swim, we’re going to Aequor for extra credit!

Curious! When was the last time you checked on your Heartwood Piece? Mine seems to have wandered off, so you may want to look in on yours, just in case.

[ Heartwood Piece ] can now be opened up, revealing its true nature at long last. Introducing… the Heartwood Wanderoot! Wanderoots have long been a part of Bellacoste’s lore and are an important endemic form of life within the world. Hunted to near extinction by those desiring their berries, it seems Wanderoot are finally starting to bounce back through the diligent efforts of ursuki… and you.

Your new Heartwood Wanderoot isn’t like other pippets– you have to earn their trust! Wanderoots can be bonded to a single character via an all new perpetual quest Wander No More. Once bonded, your Wanderoot will give you its berries willingly– and you’ll reap rewards on all prompts involving your bonded pair! You can read all about these bonuses on the [ Wander Berry Badge ].

Holy moly, it’s June! You know what that means– Baby Boon June is back! Last year we invited you to recruit your friends to Pouflons to earn rewards for you AND your friend. I’m happy to announce that starting TODAY, the Baby Boon recruitment bonus will be active FOREVER.

That’s right– starting right now, every time your recruited friends obtain their first character, they can claim a [ Boon Chest ] for both of you! Oh, and no more reporting your recruitments to Google Docs– the [ Boon Chest Claim ] is now hosted fully on site.

The Boon Chest has been adjusted to offer a different set of rewards, including a chance to receive an adult MYO ticket for any of our current species. Because of this, your friend will have to either create their starter MYO or obtain a character in another way before they can claim a Boon Chest for both of you.

That’s not all! For the duration of June, Bloom, Geode and Sprout Tickets as well as Growth Potions are 15% off in our [ Cash Shop ]!

Later this month we will be hosting our very first gacha full of baby designs! More information will be released as we get closer to that time.

Oh, and one more thing– later this June, we will be releasing a NEW set of quests designed towards familiarizing newcomers with our game and teaching the fundamentals of navigating a Lorekeeper site. This series of quests will be available to complete one time by every member (yes, even you!) and will reward a new profile badge (not to mention a bunch of coins!) upon completion. We can’t wait to tell you all about it later this month!

It’s time for what we’ve all been waiting for… Pippets for Pride is back!

Pippets for Pride is our annual charity drive in support of an LGBTQA+ charity. This year we will once again be donating to [ The Trevor Project ], a charity that focuses on helping LGBTQA+ children and teens in trouble. I strongly encourage you to look into their mission statement and all the good work they do!

Last year, our community raised just over $1000 in the month of June. This year, we’re hoping to more than double that, and I have great news: at the time of writing this, we are already more than 25% of the way there.

Ready to donate? There are multiple ways for you to support Pippets for Pride this year! Did you know that if you donate, you’ll receive a shiny badge for your profile? Oh, and did I mention that our badge is all new for this year?

Our Pippets for Pride donation items have returned! We’ve also added FIVE NEW EXCITING ITEMS this year! Our donation items are hosted on our [ Ko-fi Shop ] this year. Why? To put it plainly, last year we had to comb through our PayPal and rely on donation reports on a Google Form in order to compile our donation total. This year we have chosen to host it on Ko-fi as each purchase links directly to its PayPal receipt, which means there’s zero chance of a single donation slipping through the cracks.

This does mean that you will have to wait up to 24 hours to receive your items, but Cake and Rhiow will be delivering them every day, multiple times a day– so hopefully you won’t be waiting long!

When purchasing from our shop, please include your Lorekeeper username to ensure that your items and donation badge are delivered to you as quickly as possible.

Alright, enough of that! Ready to see the new items?

New to the line up are three new pippets: the silly but personable Wackywirm! The caring and supportive ally, Proud Gnut! And finally… the ever-effervescent Maripeito!

We have also added two new accessories to our donation lineup this year: the Rainbow Bandana that grants your character rainbow hoof/pawprints and the Ribbon Wand that will grant your character an unusual new set of wings!

Our shop isn’t the only way to donate this year! We are running a [ Charity Auction ] starting TODAY and running through June 20th. Our guest artists pulled all the stops creating these amazing designs, and all proceeds will be donated with the rest of the Pippets for Pride donations at the end of the month!

Some of our amazing, generous members are donating YCH and other commission proceeds this year as well. Throughout the month, [ Leek/Onioned ] will be offering couple YCHs in our [ Discord ] where all proceeds will be donated at the end of the month.

Interested in doing something similar? Reach out to either owner or any moderator and we will gladly assist!

Before we move on– from the very bottom of our hearts– thank you. Pippets for Pride is the favorite event of many of our staff, and it’s not hard to see why. This makes a difference… and we couldn’t do this without all of you.

All proceeds from Pippets for Pride will be donated LIVE early in July.

Did you see our announcement mid-May, [ Starlit ]? This year’s event quest chain continues with you escaping Chrysanthos with Prince Terryn. 

The [ Starfall Shop ] opened with this update and will remain open for the remainder of the event! Psst.. have you peeked at it yet? Looks like there's something... new!

The legacy event quests, Deep Below and Sins of the Father now grant a Crown Coin upon completion!

The Starlit quest will run through July 19th at 11:59:59 PM EST.

 

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 peeks 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 ]?

The [ May Raffle ] ends on June 7th, be sure to get your entries in!

It’s summer! That means the [ Crown Cafe ] will get new stock on June 7th! Spend or save, but decide before then!

The next Coin Auction will be in the last month of summer, August.

Did you see the [ Animated Icon Contest ]? Your work could be our next Discord icon!

The [ Endemic Life Survey ] is ongoing and will be open indefinitely. Have great ideas for Bellacoste? Tell us all about them!

Chester and Mochi will be opening the Legend Shop from June 10th - 20th! Be there or be square!

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

May Change Log:

May 1st: All Eye, Eye Patches, Ears, Horns and Tails traits now have completed descriptions and flavor text! Check them out in the Encyclopedia! Some of these traits still need some example image work, but they're otherwise totally done!

All Leviathan and Sea Dragon subtypes have now been properly deleted and should no longer appear in the subtype dropdown menus.

May 2nd: All Wings, Runics, Affinities and Titles now have completed descriptions and flavor text! You can see what's new in the Encyclopedia right now! Some of these traits still need some example image work, but they're otherwise totally done!

Vial Runic now allows you to have empty vials as well.. Glass Horns, anyone?

May 4th: I have some exciting news for you regarding our trait update today! I promised some new traits in the news, and the wait is now over!

First up, I'd like to direct your attention to our [ Legendary Traits ] weebly page.

All examples have been redone to become uniform! Examples have been added to Vespires for Capricorn and Royal Capricorn, Royal Capricorn has been added to the Ursuki lineup as well. Take a second to poke around!

Now, for what's new:
CAPRICORNS! All capricorns already got a new trait, Capricorn Form, but we've added two new unique traits to our lineup as well! Capricorn Ursuki have had a unique Capricorn trait for a while, so it was time for Pouflons and Vespires to catch up.

Capricorn POUFLONS now have access to the new trait, Seahorse Tail! (no example image yet for this one, but it's exactly what you think)

Capricorn VESPIRES now have access to Axolotl Gills, a new trait that replaces their ears!

Now, for an even bigger update: Royal Vespires. These guys fell behind a bit. Every other royal subtype has 4-5 unique traits just for them! So we decided to revisit Royal Vespires and give them some love. Here are the changes:

The following traits have been removed from the Royal Vespire kit:
- Corona Horns (still available as a standalone trait)
- Translucent Wings (available as an enchanted upgrade to any wing type)
- Shedding (available using an enchanted spell)
- Elemental Breath (any affinity can make your vespire's breath attack elemental - this felt extraneous and is being removed entirely. Anyone with this trait will be compensated with a Little Legends Potion!)

That's a lot of cuts! We made one other quick change. Raptor Claws are now a secondary trait.

Without further ado, here are the NEW, unique Royal Vespire traits:
- Furnace (pneumir is visible as it moves through your vespire's chest and throat. it glows!)
- Crowned Horns (your vespire can have up to 9 horns on their head in various styles and sizes)
- Cheek Spines (spines jut from your vespire's cheeks)

All of these traits are available RIGHT NOW to use on future characters!

Users were compensated for the Raptor Claw downgrade as well.

May 5th: After some talk between the mod team and queens we've decided you can now choose to bundle your Callings submissions if you like! Meaning that you can submit up to 3 callings prompts (of the same calling) at a time to get up to all three badges in one go, rather than submitting them separately.

Please Note: Each piece in the submission still must meet the minimum requirement as if they were separate submissions. Meaning that submitting all three callings at once means you need at LEAST 3 fullbodies total across the three pieces!

May 9th: Good afternoon! The trait update is going well! I have an update for you about Unicorns today!

I went over this in the news post, but wanted to reiterate it in context of this update: Unicorn, or the Pennon of Aventre, is a special set of pouflon-only traits that can only be accessed by vespire and ursuki by combining Cherub and Unicorn potions or spells. In the future, we'll have similar species-specific subtypes for vespire and ursuki that will have similar restrictions for hybrids.

With that in mind... Feathered Fetlocks! This is a special legendary trait for Pouflons, but there's no corresponding Cherub trait other than hooves that could be tied to. We've decided that, as for most things outside of a couple traits, fur length or texture will not be traited on vespires or ursuki for long fur on the "fetlock" area!

TL;DR: Long fur at your vespire or ursuki's feet is now free to use without needing the Feathered Fetlocks trait, that trait is pouflon-specific for their unique subtype.

There aren't many vespires with this trait and no ursuki, but it will be removed this afternoon and all people owning a vespire with Feathered Fetlocks will be compensated with a Little Legends potion!

ALL trait descriptions and flavor texts have now been completed! Join The Lorekeeper in the [ Encyclopedia ] to learn what traits do, where to get them, what species can use them and get a little lore on the side!

Example images are still a work in progress, but if you notice any discrepancies or typos in the trait descriptions, please let the team know and we'll fix them!

A lot of traits got swapped around for the update, or were replaced with something else! If your character is missing a trait you think they should have, please let us know!

Thank you for your patience during this update!

May 17th: The prompt formerly known as Mini Diorama (general prompt) has been changed to Mini Crafts and now encompasses a way to claim higher intensity crafts like needlefelting, 3d model making, sculpey, etc. The requirement of having to be in an environment has been removed and is instead a bonus reward now!

May 19th: For the time being Corrupted Coins have been turned off as they are not in use! If you have CC they are not gone, just hidden until a time where we might need them again!

May 23rd: A reaction role for "ask me for my pronouns" has been added to the pronoun reaction role selection in #rules-roles!

May 26th: The Skyfall Badge Claim and Woolyne MYO Claim have been removed from our Badges & Reward Claims prompt section. If you still need to claim your badge, submit a claim on site linking any Skyfall quest completed by September 2021.

To claim a Woolyne Form MYO, follow the new instructions on the Woolyne Form Ticket item!

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pixdoodles Staff Member

the fattest changelog thusfar

2022-06-01 00:08:10



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He chonky

2022-06-01 00:41:00



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big boi

2022-06-01 00:48:47






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