[Art RPG] Faedin, World of the Mushroom Forest

Faedin, World of the Mushroom

This Portal is Stable. That means it will be open constantly.

Greetings PaperDemons! We have a colorful and wild new portal for your original character to explore. Faedin is adorned with a lush coat of deep forest colored in rich purples, pinks, and oranges. Tall trees with thick canopies hardly let any light down to the surface. A plethora of vibrant fungal flowers grow from the trunks, turning the darkness into a warm, beautiful light show. Aside from a single lightly populated spaceport, the planet is inhabited entirely by small animals that specialize in climbing or gliding. Read on to explore the wild world of Faedin, a world of mystery, magic, and mushrooms!

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Now we open the next portal to see warm light chasing away the darkness...

“Sam?” Mena’s catlike pupils flared wide, searching the darkness for some indication of her friend. A light breeze swept through the thick ruff of fur around her neck, catching up the trailing ends of her coat and swirling them around. Oh no, Mena knew exactly what that meant. “Sam don’t you dare--”

The wind stepped up into a dull roar, sweeping Mena off her paws and into the air. She squealed, wrapping herself around the picnic basket to keep the lid closed.

Sam wove the wind masterfully, setting Mena down lightly on the thick branch beside him. He gave her a goofy grin.

I could have climbed,” Mena huffed, glaring at him balefully. She circled twice before sitting down and opening the picnic basket.

They munched in companionable silence, watching as the patterns of the glowing fungi rippled into nighttime configurations. Just as Mena started to wonder if the mushrooms would be their only companions that night, the mantas glided into view.

Their wings slowly rose and fell, propelling them along some unseen current. The pattern of stripes across each one glimmered brighter when they flew closer to each other and dimmer as they drifted apart.

Sam laughed, bounding forwards into thin air as his elemental power gathered beneath his feet, keeping him from falling. One of the mantas swept down, smacking him playfully with a wide, rubbery wing. Sam spun gently through the air, slowing to a stop just beside Mena.

He turned and reached out his hand.

Mena held her breath… and stepped off the branch into the swirling winds of her friend’s power.

Now it’s your turn!

Rewards

For participating in this challenge

Challenge Requirements

For our spring 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 PDARPGFaedin and your character ID (e.g. PD123) then visit the members area to collect your 80 XP (art submissions only).
  • To receive AP and a Random Drop 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 your Random Drop reward in your inventory. You’ll receive a private message when the process is complete.

Prompts

Prompt #1 - The Mushroom Cathedral

Just outside the Olearius Spaceport stands a cathedral carved out of a tree that fell centuries ago. Instead of stained glass, carefully cultivated fungi decorate the walls and ceiling with exquisite depictions of the universe. The cathedral stands for no particular religion, but it is a popular place for marriages to be held. Draw or write your character visiting the Cathedral. Your piece must include your character in the inside or outside of a cathedral carved out of a fallen tree.

Prompt #2 - The Glow Clouds

Once a year, the fungi across the planet release glowing spores to reproduce. Most visiting species must wear protective gear to go out during this season. Tides of colorful motes drift through the air in gentle currents, swept into rainbows of light through the trees. Draw or write your character watching the spore lights in the forest. Your piece must include your character, indication of a forest, and glowing spores.

Prompt #3 - Kag Mantas

One of the most notable creatures on Olearius are the kags, manta ray-like flying creatures that live off of floating plant matter. Its wings are ribbed with gills that pick up spores and leaves in the air-- the bioluminescence is transferred to the kags’ gills, giving them soft, glowing stripes. Kags are entirely peaceful and gentle, and travelers often pick places along the routes of their flocks to watch the kags drift by like a slow meteor shower. Draw or write your character encountering a kag, or a whole flock of them. Your piece must include your character, indication of a forest, and at least one kag. What exactly the kags look like is up to you!

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Edits

  • 9/11/2021 - Gold reward replaced with a Random Drop reward.


Challenge written by Shyftlock. Portal art by BogusRed