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Seasonal Skill Prompts - Autumn, Year 18



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Seasonal Skill Prompts




Skill Prompts are a monthly feature that allow your character to gain skills in different ways. Each character can only complete ONE prompt per season, and can be completed either in a solo post or in a group thread. You cannot claim these posts for other skill points! Please note that as long as you complete the objectives, you're free to be creative with your posts and have some fun with these prompts!

For solo posts, you must complete the entire prompt in one post. Of course, you can use these posts as thread starters and continue the thread as usual, but no other skills may be claimed by you from that thread.

For group threads, the word count is cumulative and will be counted over all participants. However, participants must be ACTIVELY trying to complete the skill prompt for their words to count. Note that group threads have a maximum of 3 allowed participants unless otherwise specified.

Autumn, Year 18 Seasonal Skill Prompts

Fighting

A Satisfying Crunch : Is there anything about Autumn more anticipated than the crunching of dried leaves beneath your paws? Yeah, I didn't think so.
Goal: Engage in combat in some crispy autumn foliage.
Word Count: 1500 (Group)
Location: Any forest of Boreas
Tasks:
1. Find an opponent to fight.
2. Do battle atop some crispy fallen autumn leaves.
3. Enjoy the crunch!
3. See the fight through to the end.

Reward: 30 Fighting Skill Points

Hunting

They Left Without Me! They Do This Every Year!: The autumn bubbles of Samhain have confused more than one group of migratory animals this year, some in fact began their travels early and unfortunately some members of these herds were left behind.
Goal: Find a herd (or flock) member who has been unwittingly left behind by their migratory group and kill them!
Word Count: 800 (Solo) or 1500 (Group)
Location: Anywhere
Tasks:
1. Identify the nearby presence of an individual of any species who migrates in the autumn.
2. Initiate a hunt!
3. Enjoy the rare opportunity to get a normally well-protected herbivore in your jaws without risking the retaliation of their family group.
4. See the hunt through to the end! Do you succeed or not?

Reward: 30 Hunting Skill Points

Healing

Practicing Poisons: Proper use of poison is a skill every healer should have in their repertoire!  
Goal: Utilize a poison for something medicinal in nature.
Word Count: 800 (Solo) or 1500 (Group)
Location: Anywhere
Tasks:
1. Find a patient!
2. Decide upon the poison you wish to utilize. Why did you choose that one? What effect do you hope for it to have? (Euthanasia, sedation, etc)
3. Note the features of the poison. How does it look? How will it be applied? What dose should be used? What effect should it have?
4. Ensure you are keeping safety in mind and that you are not unwittingly exposing yourself to potentially harmful effects while using it. Do you use a tool to keep your paws clean, or something else?
5. Administer that poison!

Reward: 30 Healing Skill Points

Navigation

Break Out of Your Shell: What's an explorer worth if they cannot conquer their own fears?
Goal: Explore a land that can be argued to be dangerous.
Word Count: 800 (Solo) or 1500 (Group)
Location: Anywhere
Tasks:
1. Decide upon which land you would like to explore.
2. What makes it more dangerous than any other land? Lava? Volcanos? Rushing rapids? Treacherous cliffs?
3. Experience and overcome these potential dangers!

Reward: 30 Navigation Skill Points

Intellect

Gettin' Crafty: Get out your scrapbooks because we're making art today!
Goal: Craft something aesthetically pleasing.
Word Count: 800 (Solo) or 1500 (Group)
Location: Anywhere
Tasks:
1. Decide upon what craft you'd like to make. Is it going to be wearable, hang pretty in your den, or will you give it to someone special as a gift?
2. Collect the necessary supplies for your craft.
3. Craft it! Do you encounter difficulty? Do you try any new techniques?
4. Admire your work! How's it look?

Reward: 30 Intellect Skill Points

BONUS PROMPT - Intellect / Healing

Only one bonus prompt per PLAYER allowed each season. A character can only complete ONE prompt a season, whether it be a bonus prompt or a regular prompt, unless otherwise specified.


And You Thought Halloween Was Over : Buckle up, it's jack-o-lantern carving time! (With a side of recycling)
Goal: Harvest the inside of a fruit or vegetable of your choice and while you're at it, make good use of its shell!
Word Count: 2500 (2 wolves), 3500 (3 wolves), 4500 (4 wolves)
Location: Anywhere
Tasks:
1. Find a suitable vessel for your carving that also can be harvested for some medical benefit. Do you go with the traditional pumpkin + pulp, or try your luck with an apple and it's seeds? An orange is delicious, but it's peel is pretty flimsy. What about a watermelon?
2. Harvest said fruit or vegetable. Are you using a process to decide which one? Is there a specific size you are looking for?
3. Relieve it of its insides! What's inside there? How can you make use of it?
3. Carve (or attempt to carve) the remaining outer shell. Did it work? Why, or why not? Is there even room for something to light it up in there?

Reward: 30 Intellect & 30 Healing Points

Redeem prompts as usual in skill claims!