☼ HELIOS EVENT ☼
It's hard to miss - the attention of their patron God, Helios, has lessened as the days go on. While no one is quite sure when it started, it became extremely serious when the Sun Pond stopped fizzing. One of their greatest connections to Helios is disconnected, and now the Solarians are fretting over what the next step is. How to they gain His favor again before losing Him? Will they suffer before they learn? Will Helios ever come back? In truth, no one in the Kingdom knows.
Welcome to Solaris Kingdom's Helios event! This event will be used to help solidify the Heliosian religion! The actions of your characters will mold the outcome of the final Helios guide - everyone who participates has a chance making additions as well as a difference! That said, all participants that post in this thread will be receiving a participation badge!
This event will span all of September 2020! Depending on where we are come the end of the month, it may leak over into October, but we will see!
☼ Event Details ☼
This event will be Point-Based, meaning that almost every post made in this board or in direct relation to this event will gain you points! The top three winners will receive an art piece from myself. Here are some examples (I'm no professional and my art style does change, hence why I'm providing a few examples!)
☼ Religious 'Civil War' ☼
As added interest for the event, there will also be a teamwork element. Helios will start out with His two epithets - Dawn Helios and Dusk Helios.
Dawn Helios is known to be a kind, benevolent God. He supports celebrations for most everything and endorses for everyone to live their best lives, by any means necessary. Many believe that having celebrations is already an offering to Him, as well as playing music and being generally artistic. In addition to that, plenty of Solarians will also paint murals or create jewelry for Him.
Dusk Helios is known to be more ruthless. Based on Helios from the older, SunClan days, He prefers justice and vengeance. Those who follow Him often believe that, to appease Him, Anti-Clanners and sinners must be brought to justice and be served judgement right away. This can result in harm or death, however so long as it is in the best interest of the Kingdom, then He endorses it.
While both epithets endorse offerings such as fruit, prey, handmade gifts, celebrations in their names, and so on, they also have clear lines where offerings don't cross over. The general idea is there, however it is up to the Clan to define what offerings can be for both epithets, and what offerings only serve one.
For this event, the discord server will have hidden roles for Dawn Heliosians and Dusk Heliosians! While ICly this can be a point of contention and internal strife, OOCly it can be fun! Help your fellow Dawn Heliosians throw a party, or gather your Dusk Heliosians for a raid against an enemy Clan! Whichever epithet's team has the most points at the end of this event will have a yearly-event dedicated to that epithet! The losing epithet will be timed six months afterwards.
☼ Point System ☼
Post an open thread - 5 points
Reply to an open thread - 1 point
Make a thread that gets to 10+ replies - 10 points
Plot with another Solarian - 5 points
Visit an ally / bring news to an ally - 3 points
Make an AU thread - 3 points (cannot combine with "post an open thread")
Pray at the Sundial Altar - 3 points
Discuss how to save Helios - 5 points
Make offerings to the Sundial Altar - 3 points
Teach another about the Heliosian religion - 3 points
Transcribe some of the Heliosian religion - 5 points
Host a party - 5 points
Attend a party - 3 points
Create something (painting, music, clothing, jewelry) - 3 points
Host a prayer session - 3 points
Host an event with an ally - 5 points
Raid an enemy Clan - 3 points
Capture an enemy / bring an enemy to justice - 5 points
Deliver news about wrongdoing - 3 points
Earn the Judge title (in event) - 5 points
Call for a Trial - 3 points
As the event goes on, more may be added to the epithet-specific tasks! It is all up to the community!
In addition, feel free to send links pertaining to this event to be added to this thread!
And finally, points CAN stack! If you make an open thread about y/c creating jewelry and it makes it over ten posts, you have 18 points right there! (5 + 10 + 3)
☼ Participants ☼
Sangria - Points!
Magnolia - Points!
Bleddyn - Points!
Icarus - Points!
Galahad - Points!
Olwen - Points!
Chrysantha - Points!
Stalone - Points!
Orion - Points!
Yua - Points!
Total: 41 points (as of 9/7/20, 2:42 pm est)
Meenah - Points!
Merlot - Points!
Marigold - Points!
Kaia - Points!
Champagne - Points!
Perseus - Points!
Darjeeling - Points!
Total: 49 points (as of 9/7/20, 2:42 pm est)
Osiris - Points!
☼ Current Events ☼
( HELIOS EVENT START + O ) BLIND SPOT, TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT - The Sun Pond stopped fizzing!