[Art RPG] Castimeria, World of River Islands

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Greetings PaperDemons, welcome to the newest portal! Castimeria is an unusually flat planet, largely free of mountain ranges and valleys. Its landmasses are spiderwebbed with networks of rivers that split it up into what almost looks like clusters of islands. These islands grow thick with wildflowers and odd, thin trees that tend to range from pale oranges to vibrant pinks. The residents of Castimeria are a quadrupedal people with butterfly-like faces. Most structures on the planet are almost greenhouses, and the technology is more light and color based than text based.

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Now we open the next portal to see endless fields of flowers...

The sweet, warm wind sang through Mi'dir's feathers, whistling in her long ears as she swept across a field of rich orange wildflowers. She folded her wings slightly, dipping down to trail the leading edge of her wings through the flowers midflight, whipping up a storm of delicate petals. She whooped with joy as she shot back up into the sky, the trail of flowers streaming in her wake.

Festival season on Castimeria was an unmissable event, and Mi'dir always made sure to take time to stop by the planet during its summer season.

Mi'dir twirled between a pair of squat pink trees, flaring out her wings to come to a gentle stop at the edge of the town. Calls of laughter and excitement rang through the air among the streaming banners and petals. She'd been coming long enough to know where her favorite vendors set up shop, and she wasn't planning to leave until she'd traded for all the flowers she could carry.

Now it’s your turn!

Rewards

For participating in this challenge

Challenge Requirements

For this sunny Art RPG Portal Challenge, you will be taking your very own original character on an adventure to a new world. You will be using the character you registered in our Character Creation Challenge. If you haven’t registered a character yet, follow that link to do so!

Pick one of the prompts below and draw or write your registered character in this new world!

  • If you are submitting art, it should be a full color piece that shows at least half of your character’s body and a background that matches the prompt you have chosen. Shading is optional.

  • If you are submitting writing, your registered character should be the focus of the piece. The piece should be at least 1000 words and it must match the content of the prompt you have chosen.

  • Submit your entry to PaperDemon.com and copy paste the prompt you selected into the submission description. Tag PDARPGCastimeria and your character ID (e.g. PD123) then visit the members area to collect your 80 XP (art submissions only).

  • To receive an AP and gold reward for completing this challenge, submit your work by clicking the [Add to ARPG Queue] button on the artwork’s page. Choose PaperDemon ARPG > Portals. An admin from our team will process your request, grant your character 7 AP, and deposit 150 gold into your bank. You’ll receive a private message when the process is complete.

Prompts

Prompt #1 - The Flower Maze

One of the larger islands to the south is host to a carefully tended flower maze. From above, the maze is a work of art that depicts creatures, jokes, or whatever the caretakers have come up with. As the days go by, the maze is thoughtfully reworked into new shapes in such a way that it’s always a distinguishable image from above, even in the between stages. Draw or write your character exploring the maze or viewing it from above. Your piece must include your character and a maze made up of flowers.

Prompt #2 - Wildflower Festivals

Villages across Castimeria host flower festivals on a cascading basis-- there’s always one going on somewhere. A plethora of market stalls woven with blooms pop up almost overnight and time seems to stand still as the entire community comes together for a joyful time of celebration and lighthearted competition. Draw or write your character attending a flower festival. Your piece must include your character and a marketplace decked with flowers.

Prompt #3 - Ceebi

Most of the animals on Castimeria are herbivores or pollinators. One of the best known are the ceebi, downy-soft creatures that are an eclectic mix of bumblebees, cats, and hummingbirds. Their colors tend to range between cream and vivid orange, but the domesticated ones can be all the colors of the rainbow. Draw your character encountering a ceebi. Your piece must include your character, a ceebi, and a background that includes flowers. What exactly the ceebi looks like is up to you!

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Castimeria title art by BogusRed