🎄Tis the season for a nice gift, and like last year Dragon-Eternal is returning with another set of seasonal raffle scarfoxes! 2 lucky people chosen by rngeesus will be receiving one of the following designs!
🎄Have a peek at whose to come while you wait for the raffles to be held on Christmas Eve around 3pm cst! 🎄
🎄Rolling will happen on Christmas Day 3pm cst! One is a FFA (free for all) and the other is FTO (first time owners) only! 🎄
🎄More info to come on posting day (dec 23rd), we hope you look forward to these bbs, and that participants enjoy the secret santa event, alongside our prompts for the month! 🎄
Please note! All finished submissions for the Winter's Gift event must be submitted to this form to be counted as finished! Please remember to submit your form before the deadline!
"With the weather getting colder and the season of giving around the corner, we would like to announce the Scarfox Realms 2023 Winter's Gift Secret Exchange! Sign Ups begin now and end Nov 29th! Prizes are detailed on the Google Doc! As well as a super special surprise! Everyone who enters and finishes their Gift will be put into a very special Raffle for a very special design! If you have any concerns or questions please DM Lokidokiarts or ask in FAQ and I will get back to you ASAP! :3" -moderator lokidokiarts
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Hello everyone sorry for the announcement again but I got a few things to post. Promise no more after this:
Number one is in regard to the FFA Raffles.
- Trashy Investigator Scarfox** is for those who turned in and submitted the Cirque de Anima prompt.
- x2 Unstable Potions** is for those who turned in and submitted the Orb of Night prompt.
Please note before I make the rolls I will be making sure that everyone who participates in the raffles has turned in all prompts mentioned. You will have 24 hours to respond to getting the prizes if you are rolled as a winner, if not I will reroll a new winner until all prizes have been redeemed. You are welcome to join these raffles as long as your prompts are finished. The raffles will be open for 24 hours, meaning they will end on November 1st @ 10 pm CST.
Raffle Link: https://www.scarfox-realm.com/raffles
Number two is in regard to the last part of the lore
- Since it's still early and I'm not sure if I will be available late at night, I am going to post the lore for this month of the event. If you have any questions, you're always welcome to ask them in the comments below.
Cirque De Anima : https://www.scarfox-realm.com/world/lore
Other than that, have a good night everyone. Stay safe, check your candies, and enjoy them if you can.
HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Shop will be open until October 31st @ 11:59pm CST
It will not open up again until November 12th.
Unstable Potion and Unstable MYO slots will not be available until next year.
Hello Hello! Its been a bit since a proper update, but now that the October prepwork is nearing its completion, we can take a moment to send out some news. Please take your time reading through this news bulletin, as theres a decent amount we'd like to cover.
New Staffing, the October Event itself, and the Orb of Night Festival held in the Magic Soul Biome
Throughout this time we've had staff applications open for users to apply to, and for us to see who would be best fit for the positions we offered, as we're looking to expand the team. After careful deliberation among the entire team, the staffing brought on were Wren, Terabitten, and Cybermoon. Our in training mods will be handling some Inktober submissions for this year as their first wave of training, and the MYO mod will be trained by our MYO admin. We welcome them to the staffing, and look forward to this new team growth as we develope scarfoxes!
The Cirque De Anima Event has been in preperation on and off since last year, and was originally gonna be released in October 2022. We left it to the community vote to decide on if we should push through and do the event after coming off our hiatus not refreshed, or hold off and look to hire more staffing and come back to the event next year. The community voted to hold off and look into staffing and develope the event more, and we've kept to the vote to the best of our abilities.
To be fairly transparent, the event itself had alot of twists and turns to develop. From expanding from the past orb of night festival prompts, we moved to flesh out some lore, and took on a bit of a challenge, a new specialty biome for this event.
The Magic Soul biome was tricky from start to finish, as it started with some rough topography, which had us learn about developing how simplistic or complex certain areas are, how it may be viewed on a 3d plane, and preparing it for more interesting ideas and concepts in the future. We are extremely proud and thankful to our team for helping out as much as they did, and for a fair amount of staffing banding together to really get things moving, coordinated, and finished before October 1st.
Heres a list of what you can check out with this event!
-the new NPC for this event, The Ringmaster (made by Benaberry)
-new biome information to read up on and check out (written and cleaned up by Dragon and Darci)
-main biome artwork made by Nocti0bake, external tent biome artwork by Dragon
-a new lore prompt (written by darci), alongside the orb of nights festival for this biome (banner and editing by Dragon and Darci), and a new foxtober (information, artwork, and writing by Darci)
-new badge for this event, the Moon Laurel Badge (badge by Darci)
-new pets (designs by LokiDokiArts, information by Dragon, named by Dragon and new staffing, with a silly snippet from one of our discord members for Boopy)
New Traits, Trait Formatting, and Future Plans for the Trait Encyclopedia
Before the community vote as well, we had prepared some unstable traits to further develop options for said tier, and created the Unstable potion, a way for members to gain access to unstable traits beyond an Unstable MYO. When the potion was prepared, we had a set up list of unstable traits to go alongside it beyond the ones on site before this update (corrupted wisps, container head, and the recently added black halo). Thanks to taking our time, we were able to reconveine on many occassions and develope things more clearly than ever before.
Beyond adding in the traits as just an image and title, we were able to develop a new framework of information on site for the new unstable traits coming in, alongside a new base template for imadry, color coding the images, and some trait mixture visual examples on a few of them! We plan to let this sit for 30 days, and see how the community feels about the information given, if theres areas we can improve, and things we could adjust.
If all goes well with how this new trait layout sits, we plan to do this for the rest of the traits on the encyclopedia.
We are looking to have information updated for some trait tiers (as in the traits involved in that tier, so common traits would be a tier we'd like to focus on and cover in the same format as done for the new unstable traits) over the course of 2024, as finding the time for meetings between MYO admin and owner can be tricky, alongside letting thoughts and information sit and steep to make sure we dont move forward with an inaccurate depiction or ideas on how a trait can work, what it affects, and everything else noted above. We thank you for your patience and time as we slowly but surely chip away at this large task.
"why does this need to be done?"
The site itself (primarily here, the encyclopedia) should be the source of information for people to reference for alot of their questions beyond MYO staffing when looking for transparent information on a trait. This information update also needed to happen due to the complexities of certain unstable traits such as braided/knotted limbs, mirror heads, and other traits revelaed this month. Due to the limited amount of MYO staffing as well, and our admin having a fair amount of health concerns to where we dont want to wear them out, we feel this is a good step towards benefitting the community and the species, and helps have a source of reliable informaton in regards to the scarfox species traits.
"Are unstable traits the only new traits that will come to the realm?"
For october yes as our first focus was to give the unstable tier more options to contrast mystic hollow and other tiers, but we do have traits in the works for lower tiers of the species that may not have been possible before! These ideas are being fleshed out as deeply as we possibly can, and we're constantly thinking over what mixture of traits could give this effect instead of a new trait, is it different enough to qualify as a new trait, and where it sits with the cans and cants of the scarfox species anatomy and lore.
If you have trait suggestions or ideas, please dm them to Dragon-Eternal and she will place them in the staffings suggestion channel to check through and manage!
The Magic Soul Biome
This biome was something a bit off the cuff from your standard biome, and felt like a fun alternative place to the wind valley and the hidden gardens. This also gave us a nice opportunity to play around with something more freeform and abstract compared to the usual biomes living environments while other biomes are in development (such as the sea palace). This biome is noted as being a pop up biome, a form of biome that behaves like a moving island, and can only be found with the aid of our NPCs Alta and Astral. While it looks fun and bright, the biome is completely synthetic down to its dirt, and is held within an enormous tent in and of itself! Its tall walls seem to serve a purpose though, as the Deep Mist appears held back by it. Whats to come in this biome is unclear, but we hope this twist to your classic biome is something interesting to check out and have your fox interact in. We hope you look forward to whats to come during the month of october, while we celebrate the orb of nights festival in the Magic Soul biome, and for future events we may hold that your fox may experience there!
Behind the Scenes Work
Some of our primary focuses after finishing up the october lore and such is the trait information update, lore development for future events, the realms biomes, new prompts with existing NPC's to help develop characteristics and lore bits with you, the traveling merchant, updating the site and utilizing areas better like the encyclopedia, creating visual guides for things like prompt submissions, and MYO submissions, and other tidbits we've been chipping away at. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to balance species work with irl work /gen
Update about our Coder
While we have been getting reports on certain areas of the site not functioning right among other things, we have not heard from our coder since August. We currently have no clue what has happened, but we are hoping whatever is going on with our coder can end smoothly with no problems, and that we can get in contact with him as soon as possible in regards to not just the website, but he himself as a person, as hes an important member of our team /gen
I believe that about covers alot of the current development we've been going at, if theres any questions or concerns feel free to ask below! Once again we thank you for your patience and understanding during this timeframe, and we hope to keep moving forward as best as we can with Scarfoxes! Take care!
Hello Scarfox Kits! Today marks the begining of our preparation for the winter season! For those of you who are new, this is the third year the Scarfox Realms will be holding our annual Winter's Gift event! The Winter's Gift is a Secret Santa gift giving event, where users are encouraged to sign up and gift an assigned giftee a lovely art piece for the holidays. Every user who joins in the Winter's Gift Event will receive a participation prize and automatically be entered into a Raffle that will be rolled at the end of the event! This year our participation prize will be a Rare Potion. Our Raffle prizes will be 2 Hollow Potions, 2 Mystic Potions and 2 Very Rare Potions. The Raffle will be held on January 5th, 2023. Sign Ups for the event will be open from November 25th to December 2nd, with assignments expected to be handed out by December 4th. You will have until January 1st to finish your Secret Santa gift and send your finished piece to the document that will be made available.
Q: Where do I submit my entry once I am finished and when can I post it publicly?
A: You may submit your finished entry here! We ask that users refrain from posting their gifts publicly in the Discords until the 25th!
Q: Will I be able to apply for an extension to my Winter's Gift if I will not be able to finish on time?
A: No, unfortunately due to the nature of this event an extension will not be granted. If you feel you will not be able to finish your gift on time please contact a Mod to let them know!
Q: When does the event begin and end?
A: Sign Ups begin on November 25th and end December 2nd. The event will run from December 4th to January 1st.
Q: Where do I send my gift once I am done?
A: There will be a Google Document made available to submit your finished piece to. You are welcome to send them to your giftee yourself or have a mod send the gift for you!
Q: What happens if I can't finish my gift in time?
A: You will not receive the participation prize or be entered into the raffles. You will also not be allowed to enter into the Winter's Gift event for next year. Users who are not able to finish for any reason should contact a Mod so we can make sure a Backup Gifter will be able to step in.
Q: What if I cannot draw the character chosen for the gift?
A: Per user suggestion we have added a second section so users can provide two choices of character to be drawn. Hopefully this will help users who may not be comfortable drawing the first character provided!
Q: What are the Art Requirements for this Event?
A: Art must be Fullbody, Colored, and Cleaned Up before submission. Sketches, Unfinished Works and Monochrome pieces are not allowed for this event. Currently the Winter's Gift event is an Art Only event, we have not yet been able to reach a satisfactory way to allow Writers and Non-Artists to participate. If you have a suggestion please feel free to send any suggestions to our suggestion form here:
If you have any other questions please feel free to ask in the FAQ channel in Discord or contact a Mod for help!
Thank you for reading! If you would like to sign up for Winter's Gift here is the form link below! Please make sure to read the rules before submitting! Happy Winter Season everyone!
Winter's Gift Registration Google Doc:
It has been brought to the scarfox staffings attention that the user (whose gone by many alias's but it currently known as RickTheFox21YT#4608 on discord, and RickFox22 on the realm (both banned)) has been noted on countless attempts to steal other peoples characters, either cs, one offs, personal sonas, ripoff ocs, etc, and is currently looking into scarfoxes from a post shared to us by a member.
Please make sure to keep your foxes ML on hand in their TH for authentication, watermarks on, and if you do spot your fox being stolen by this or other users on TH please make a ticket to th staffing with proof of ownership and theft, and dm one of the staffing here with screenshot proof.
if anyone starts getting random dms from this member or any member who solicits on foxes not up for offers please contact a staff member immediately with screenshot proof and we will handle them accordingly. Please stay safe out there, and if you have any questions feel free to ask in the QnA, you can read the PSA about this member here:
PLEASE make sure to read this journals and the documents warnings as some may be triggering to viewers: https://www.deviantart.com/echon30nl1ght/journal/8-years-of-harassment-929645205
Hello hello! We have a final decision on our winner for this years DTA Timid Tides, as well as our 2 runner ups! It was lovely seeing so many entrants and different approaches to this DTA! From stylistic choices to art medium choices, we took our time deliberating over entrants and those we got tied on! We made the choice to hold the tiebreaker to the community against the top 2 pieces, and left the vote open for 48 hours, leaving us with our winner! The winner of the DTA is....
Ryvin with their lovely entry Tidal Summoning!
https://www.scarfox-realm.com/gallery/view/3127 https://www.scarfox-realm.com/images/gallery/3/3127_bk0PzH1u3L.png You've won Timid Tides, I will be contacting you shortly in regards to this!
When the extension was granted to enter over our hiatus, we also held a vote on if the community would be ok with 2 runner ups, each one would get a VR potion! The community said yes, so we also have your 2 runner ups! Our first runner up is.....
Layaking with their gorgeous entry!
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/660329186015051796/996797610801242172/waterFox_Mouth_Eyes.gif This was no joke in choosing, none of the staffing would budge on their votes between these 2 entrants as both blew us away! I'll be sending our your prize shortly!
And our second runner up is.....
HungryNeko with their paper curl entry!
Staffing enjoyed the take you did on her waves that helped it stand out! https://www.scarfox-realm.com/gallery/view/3265 I will be sending out your prize shortly!
While judging the entries for this DTA we focused on quality over quantity, taking into account factors such as effort, execution, and creativity. Judging the entrants was very tricky, but we appreciate all the entries that users sent in. Your entries were all beautiful and creative. We will look into hosting more DTA's in the future as chances arise, so please remember there will be other chances to win! If you entered for this DTA feel free to submit your entries to the crystal gallery if you havent already! All pieces submitted to the entry form have been uploaded to the characters toyhouse. Thank you so much for entering, we hope you had fun and that taking on drawing this design may have helped you develop your art skills more! That's all for now, we hope you have a lovely October and that you look forward to what we have in store for the future, take care!
PSA we have been made aware that there is a user going around posing as korajora (kawi) and making it seem like a fox never sold, asking the follow up bidder to pay for the adopt. Please make sure to fully read the name/check the account and CHECK THE MASTERLIST to make sure its the right user and that the fox is still available or not. As to date as far as we know all kawi foxes have been sold. If you get scammed there is nothing we can do about it, if you do by chance get scammed report them to DA and paypal/whatever transaction service they ask you to use. If for some reason you cant get it back via asking through paypal and co, ask your bank to reverse the transaction if possible. Thank you for reading and stay safe
This seems to be happening with other popular artists as well such as kitkaloid, always check the profile if you can!
The following information provided below is to update the community on what we will be working on and aiming to get done for the species, as there are things overdue that have been getting put on the backburner due to irl situations hitting the staff team without much of any break.
we ask for users to keep any negative remarks that have no constructive basis to themselves in regards to the topic at hand, and request for your patience as we formulate future bulletins on other topics we will be responding to. you can find a link to our suggestions form at the bottom of this journal if you wish to let us know your thoughts and ideas.
this is a form of goal chart, we will do out best to meet the goals listed below, but we do not know what is in store for us irl over the next 2 months and overall future, we request that the community will bear with us as we are just people trying our best when we can offer our best.
We won't be doing:
NEW Prompts & Events
MYO Approvals & Questions
Design Update Approvals & Questions
Craft Crystal Gallery Submissions
We will be doing:
Site Error Reports
Answering # scarfox-questions
Helping members with site problems.
Creating adopts for the species
What we will be aiming to work on over the Hiatus:
Looking to Hire more MYO Staff
MYO prices and releases
Crystal Currency Update
Direction of the Species (where are we headed and why things have been slow)
Figuring out a Better Format of Handling Situations Involving MYO's or Designs
Crystal Gallery Rewards for Craft Pieces
How to submit MYO and Design Update Doc/On site Visual Guide
Updated System for Community Situation Handling
(this one may take some time/will be continually evolving as we are all different people in the staffing system and cope/handle with stress and tension in different ways, with each situation being case by case. we will be trying to learn and utilize better ways to handle situations that happen as to not have a situation make a member of the community feel overwhelmed in the future as best as we can. we are planning to release another bulletin that will explain more on this topic once properly composed and read through with cool heads. But this does not mean we will be perfect with every situation, and ask that users remember that we are human and have alot of pressure on us due to being a bigger species and trying to meet community expectations on a constant. Some of the staff team has different health problems and situations, some of which that affects us on a constant daily basis that make life a bit tricky to put it lightly, so we ask for your patience and understanding if possible. We will be aiming to do better as we have tried to before, no matter the hills on this journey of learning how to run a large closed species, but to learn we need time, more time than some may expect as we each learn and process this information at different rates. we thank you for sticking around and learning with us, and hope that future bulletins and communications can help clear up some confusion, and show the community that we are going to take accountability for what has happened over the course of the new ownership as best as we can.)
the questions and answers below may be updated with more accurate information as we work on these topics and figure out final choices over the span of our hiatus, and or will be adding in new questions and answers to make this a resource hub of information for the hiatus. We will make a minor update ping and news bulletin when we have updated this in a significant way that will affect the information of this original post.
Q- This is out of the blue and it feels like I won't be able to participate in the species. What can I do to earn currency without having my fox approved and or on the ML?
A: use our npcs! or ask in the request channel for foxes to draw! You can also go onto the masterlist and hit the gift art allowed button and search to find many foxes who are open for artwork or usage for prompts!
-On the topic of prompts, will we be able to do the year long ones still?
A: yep yep! pass it along and self care will be available during this time. you may also earn crystals by doing fox of the month, or making any form of artwork excluding crafts as this is being reworked.
Q- This isn't fair to users who were making their designs and now have to wait 2 months for it to be approved.
A: We are sorry for this inconvenience, at this time the myo staffing have been facing some very strong irl situations and issues that have taken their time and energy almost completely away from species work. approving designs for the species is a tricky balance and is case by case, as things will slip by sometimes and then lead to a problem later on, or will receive a rushed answer that has not been talked over, which gives way to more confrontations and tension in the community, which we are trying to work on as best as we can to better handle these situations in the future. This hiatus will help the myo staffing recoop to better take on this task, as well as give us time to look for new myo staffing.
Q- What's going on with the cash shop? Will it be closed during the hiatus? And why?
A: yes as design updates and myo approvals will be closed during this timeframe, we will also be going through another phase of trying to determine what is the best pricing for myos and the best way to manage the shop for said myos. more of this will be explained in a future bulletin
Q- The species is on hiatus but you're still making adopts?
A: yes, as some of the staff team relies on this species for income to support themselves and or their families as they can, and genuinely enjoy creating designs for the species and bringing in new takes and ideas to inspire users! during this hiatus we are still active in some ways as other things are being reworked, and for some of the team making adopts is a way to relax and enjoy the work we already do! we thank you for your understanding on this decision.
Q- What's going on with the craft earning rewards?
A: During the hiatus any Craft submitted to the crystal gallery will get 1 Crystal only. Our goal is to have the worth fixed by the end of the hiatus. Once fixed users can submit a claim with the link to their craft gallery submission to receive the updated amount. We are also aiming to have this coded into our gallery submission form, along with the plan to separate out some of the choices such as backgrounds being merged with shaded and rendered, but this is still in the works as we must prioritize certain things above other things. We appreciate your patience as we continue to update ourselves on this.
Q- Will the scavenging system be updated during the hiatus or put on hold as well?
A: Not at this time, as we will instead choose to focus on other matters at hand that are more pressing
Q- What if i want to trade sell or gift my fox? or soul bind them if my six months is up during the hiatus?
A: all good to do! soulbinding is done via the claims system and does not affect the listed things we wont be doing
if you have a suggestion on certain topics or ideas, please submit it to the suggestions form found here and we will go through them when available! https://forms.gle/Djt1y5wb2MU8A5jEA
we appreciate your time and understanding with us, and hope that you have a lovely day