Star Mapping

The void outside of the Halo’s Pierce portholes is vast, terrifyingly so for some, but for Hubble, its deep hues, swirling with far off galaxies and sparkling with countless stars, is home. Peering into it is incredible, and about the only thing he finds solace in up on the station. Hubble’s reputation is one of wariness, his face constantly downturned into a sour frown, one of which he always tries to insist just denoted he is focused. Often he is; focused on space, mapping it, and uncovering every secret that it holds.

His curiosity was reignited after a mysterious craft had passed through Halo’s Pierce airspace some weeks back, and immediately he had set to work on identifying it and its destination. His clearance was not nearly high enough to garner information from his superiors, but Hubble was a gravent, and he was a determined one at that. Any rumor around the station typically wafted its way towards his ears, and his dwelling in the rafters helped exponentially; the echo of voices on metal had a tendency to carry.

MYO Gravent 2

A Nautipod, aided by another on the Spire down below had gotten her hands on a ship, headed towards the broken moon of Ofae. Hubble had seen another ship pass by once before, managing to break free of Ofae and return safely to Skire below, though like now the reason is unbeknownst to Hubble

In reality, his job was to map, plot the coordinates of every star and every celestial body that surrounds Eeridi, and while he loved the job, it was difficult to turn his attention away from Ofae and whatever this mounting interest in the moon meant. He had noticed the odd shimmers each time orbits passed, hints of water encircling the moon that disappeared as quickly as they’d come.

Official Gravent 1

As quickly as his hairbrained ideas and desires manifest, they pass, but Hubble had one plastered on the to-do list of his mind for some time now. He needed to map, but his angles were limited, many of the accessible telescopes automated or preoccupied. Help was terribly needed, but he knew unfortunately that his superiors did not care much to give it to him. The more of his work he could outsource, the more time he could spend observing Ofae’s strange behavior. Hubble tapped his pencil to his chin, momentarily attempting to talk himself out of the idea. It was so tempting, and Hubble knew just the CCCat to assist.

Hubble pulls out his radio, a ramshackle thing with more than a couple frayed wires. Hopefully it would pull itself together enough to contact Erion.

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“Erion, do you copy?” - Hubble

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Chat Bubble 2

“Hubble? You startled me. I copy.” - Erion

“Perfect. I’ve got a downlink for you from Pierce, I'm needing some hands to wrap this project up.”

“Go on, I’m interested.”

“You think you folks on terra firma can do some mappin for me? The goal’s to get the perfect map of Skire’s sky, everything in it. But I'm only one guy with one telescope, you know?”

“I think I could get you some hands. How many?”

“All you can eat, pal, I want as many as you can find.”

“Hm… difficult… and uh, odd phrasing… but doable. I know another Grav who can get your message out there.”

“Put me through?”

“Scoop?”

“Reporting in, the one and only!” - Scoop

“Heyo, Scoop? I dunno who you are but I heard you can put a message out there?”

“Right-o!”

“Could you get me all hands on deck? I'm looking to map Skire’s sky from the ground, get a real handle on what’s going on up there that I might be missing. I need however many folks you can get me on the ground, makin’ maps, stargazing, whatever.”

“Hmm… I'll put out a broadcast for you, pal! Whatever your name is?”

“Hubble, good to meet ya.”

“Good to meet ya too, buddy! I’ll record you a broadcast and get you in Skire’s airwaves faster than you can blink!”

...CLICK...

“And… She’s gone.”

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Hubble flips the dial on his television, static buzzing to life and bringing up Skire’s premiere channel, quite grainy, but enough to see Scoop’s face pop up on screen. Sitting up in space never had great reception.

“Callin all art-inclined Skirites: Halo’s Pierce is looking for mappers! Anyone who can map the skies above our beloved continent! Gaze into the wonders that are our spaces, and draw what you see! Send your drawings to the nearest mailbox… or… something… We’ll get ‘em where they gotta go! Just address ‘em to Hubble!”

Hubble squints for a moment, questioning her method of gathering such important documents, but like any gravent, he trusted her to get it done. Her face, awkwardly posed, blinked off the screen as confused news anchors apologized for the blip in their broadcast. Hubble tries not to question Scoop’s methods, turning back to his scope and falling into place observing the Halo and its moons.

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Art Prompt

  • Drawing the stars!
  • Interacting with space!
  • Using telescopes, or other mapping tech!
  • Discovering something new or strange in the stars!
  • Helping Hubble complete his job!

Art Requirements

  • The image should include your Skire character, an NPC, or other Skire character that you have permission to use for your focus character.
  • ¾ body showing of the primary character OR background characters at the least - but please make sure there is at least half-body of the primary character!
  • Fully colored. (Shading is not required, but can be added!)
  • Background required. (Can be slightly simplified, but needs to be detailed enough to be clearly visible.)
  • Art must be done by you. You may not commission others to make your entry for you, nor can you use bases or artwork done by others to create your entry. Collaboration pieces will not earn either person an entry but can still be done for fun.
  • Photography used as backgrounds will not be allowed for this event, even if it is your photo.
  • Photography is allowed if you are submitting a craft entry, such as sculpted or paper CCCats interacting with the world around them.
  • Entries can be digital or traditional!

RULES & STUFF

  • Your art or writing must be related to the theme of the prompt.
  • No X rated or sexual material.
  • Gore is allowed, but needs to follow platform guidelines, have a gore warning in the title, and have a Mature Rating tag.
  • You may only make one entry that can be entered into the raffle for the prize at the end of the prompt.
  • You may make as much art as you like but only one piece may count for an entry.
  • If you are drawing someone else’s character please make sure you have their permission to do so.
  • Prizes from this event are subject to normal CCCat/Crook/group rules.
  • Make sure you have a Skire.Club account, as one is needed if you end up winning a prize!
  • Do not guilt trip or harass members for entering or winning a prize. Doing so will ban you from entering future events.
  • Do not enter the event if you are blacklisted or greylisted. (We have informed you if you are.) Please respond to the Google Form in the submission section with your entry to be counted! If you do not your entry may be missed and not counted for the event!

NPC'S & VOLUNTEERS

  • Hubble is available for use in this prompt, find them HERE!
  • Scoop is available for use in this prompt, find them HERE!

Available Skire NPC's can be found HERE!

If you want to use someone else's Skire character for this event, please head over to #skire-share-room or #event-chatter in our Discord server to see or ask owners for consent to use their characters in this event!

When submitting a character as a volunteer, you're welcome to use this template:

  • Character(s): Include Masterlist Entry
  • About: A small section about your character(s)!
  • Okay for: Art/Writing/Both

Please head over to #skire-share-room in our Discord server to volunteer your Skire Characters!


PRIZES

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Prizes Decided via RNG!

Two pre-made designs by Borxoii and Angel!
Huge thanks to these amazing guest artists!

A MYO Skirean with 1 Rare, and 3 Uncommon traits. [These can be redeemed for a CCCat, Crook, Nautipod, or Gravent.]

  • Non-Owner Pool - There will be 2 base MYO slots for this pool.
  • Free-For-All Pool - There will be 3 base MYO slots for this pool.
  • If the Non-Owner Pool reaches 10 entries, we will increase the prizes to 3 N/O MYO slots.
  • If the Free-For-All Pool reaches 20 entries, we will increase the prizes to 4 FFA MYO slots.
  • Non Owner Slots - You will automatically gain one entry into the FFA pool and one entry into the N/O pool!

SUBMISSIONS

You can submit to the google form at most once for filling out the prompt.

SUBMIT HERE!

View your entry status HERE! Please note there are two tabs, one with the submissions list, and the other being the official numbers!

If you don’t see your entry pop up after a week since your submission, it means that there may be something wrong with your submission that needs to be fixed before it can be counted! In the case of this, you should get a DM from Frog/Agreeablefrog with what’s wrong and how to fix it, however, if you still can’t see it after a week and haven’t heard anything, please feel free to ask in FAQ or To Frog/Agreeablefrog directly!


FAQ

Q: Can we ask for an extension on the prompt?
A: No, it is a month long and extending it could delay other prompts.

Q: If I win can I give my prize away?
A: For fairness, if you win the prize, you may not gift the prize away.

Q: Can I enter to try and help someone else win?
A: No, it is not fair for multiple people to enter on behalf of one person.

Q: When will the event end specifically?
A: This prompt will end 4/30/2022 at 11:59:59PM UTC. Please refer to the website's clock for this time!

Q: When will prizes be raffled off?
A: Anywhere from the next day to a few days after the event ends. Please give us time to make sure we have everything for the raffle. We would hate to rush and miss someone’s entry.

Q: My entry was denied because it didn’t meet the requirements. Can I fix it and resubmit to try and enter?
A: Yes, as long as this is done so before the event ends. We will not count anything submitted after the event has ended.

Q: Are admin allowed to enter the event and possibly win a prize?
A: Yes, admin are allowed to enter the event so they can enjoy the community just as everyone else does! However if an admin is rolled for winning a prize, they don’t occupy a member’s chance to win! Another roll will be done so that a member can still win a prize.