This Portal is Unstable. It will remain open until December 31, 2021.
Greetings PaperDemons, welcome to the newest portal! The Eventide Ring is a distant world on the fringes of the galaxy, a hollow shell of what used to be a thriving world before a cataclysmic event stopped the planet’s spin and plunged half the world into eternal scorching sunlight… and the other half into teeming darkness. Keep your eye on this portal-- it may be unstable but there’s a very interesting reason why it’s open so long...
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Now we open the next portal to see a band of twilight ringed around a decimated planet...
The sky above glowed sickly warm hues as the sparking embers and ashes from a wildfire on the sunside trickled into the twilight realm. Deep shadows fell across the small town, cast by the towering sunside ruins. While the people of the planet had lived on in the narrow band of twilight ringed round the planet, they never reached the former glory of pre-cataclysm times. The construction and technology lost to the cataclysm was offset in part by portal travelers, who brought resources and guidance from many other worlds, but there were things that never quite came back.
While other worlds turned, this one stood still.
Now it’s your turn!
For participating in this challenge
You earn 80 XP
You earn a random item drop
Your character earns the Eventide Ring badge achievement
Your character earns 7 Ability Points (AP)
For this 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 PDARPGEventide and your character ID (e.g. PD123) then visit the members area to collect your 80 XP (art submissions only).
To receive an AP, badge, and random item 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 a badge and 7 AP, and deposit your random item drop into your bank. You’ll receive a private message when the process is complete.
Prompt #1 - The Wild Ruins
While the twilight realm of the planet remains inhabited, cities on both the sun side and the dark side of the planet lay dormant and uninhabited by sentient life. Hardy wildlife and plants have overrun the ruins, turning towering structures into crumbling deathtraps. Only a small handful of brave-- or foolish-- travelers dare venture into the scorching sun or freezing dark on either side of the twilight realm to explore these ruins. Some say the ruins are haunted, and that if you go too deep you’ll never return. Show your character exploring the overgrown ruins. Your piece must include your character and the ruins of a building of some kind.
Prompt #2 - Firefall
Once per year, the planet’s orbit intersects with a wild chain of fiery space debris left over from the thousands of doomed space ships that tried to escape the planet amidst the solar flares and cataclysmic destruction that left the planet standing still. Larger cities have magical protection from the debris, but less populated areas are subject to danger and damage from the falling chunks of metal and space rocks. Many of these remnants are charged with incredibly powerful magic left over from the cataclysm, and treasure hunters both brave and foolish scour the planet for the priceless salvage during the meteor shower. Show your character during the meteor shower. Are they watching from the safety of a city in the twilight band? Are they out hunting for magic-imbued scraps? Your piece must include your character and a meteor shower on the twilight world.
Prompt #3 - Sundog
Evolution in the twilight realm is sped by the magic remnants of the cataclysm that stopped the planet’s revolution. The creatures of the world swiftly adapted to the new environment over the centuries. One such beast is the sundog, a strain of swift, predatory hounds that spend hours lounging on the edge of the twilight realm, soaking in the blazing sunlight of the sun side of the planet. They then venture across the twilight realm to the land of darkness to hunt their prey, bringing their sun-drenched coats to light the way with an ethereal glow that keeps them warm in the darkness. Show your character encountering a sundog. Your piece must include your character, a sundog, and your depiction of the twilight world.
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