This event runs from May 27 - June 30, 2022.
Greetings PaperDemons, welcome to our end of season event! Spring is coming to a close and summer is starting up– finals, summer vacations, and HEAT are on the horizon. This challenge is our first Quest challenge– quests will allow your character a chance to find their place in PaperDemon lore and history. What’s your story?
New to our Art RPG? Check out our beginner’s guide to get started!
The Cygnan Stellar System is a highly populated, thriving hub of trade and commerce. Well maintained space lanes between the stars teem with cargo convoys, and the Cygnan routes were paragons of safe travel.
Shadowy fleets of raiders appear and vanish along the lanes like ghosts– but their impact is terrifyingly real. Sometimes they take only cargo, other times the convoys are left smoking and empty. Prices of goods skyrocket as valuable resources become scarce.
More and more people join the ranks of the convoys as guardians. Others join the pirates if only just to find food. Enterprising sleuths investigate in the background, trying to find the reasons for these sudden and brutal strikes. Others…. Try to hide them.
For participating in this challenge
You earn 80 XP
You earn 50 Trokens
You earn Solar Sail
Your character earns Raiders of the Solar Winds badge
Your character earns 7 Ability Points (AP)
For this Art RPG Quest Challenge, you will be taking your very own original character on a special quest. 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. 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 PDARPGRaiders and your character ID (e.g. PD123) then visit the Inn to collect your 80 XP.
To receive AP and items for completing this challenge, submit your work by clicking the [Add to ARPG Queue] button on the art or writing piece’s page. Choose PaperDemon ARPG > Special Events. An admin from our team will process your request and grant your character 7 AP and deposit your items into your bank. You’ll receive a private message when the process is complete.
Prompt #1 - The Pirates
Your character has thrown their lot in with the raiders of the solar winds! Pirate crews range from loose associations of ragtag criminals to highly sophisticated and tight knit forces. Is your character raiding on their own? As part of a crew? Is your character’s specialty piloting or boarding? Does your character prefer a stealth approach or do they come knocking on the front door of the convoy ships? Draw or write your character as part of the pirate fleet. Your piece must include your character and either space ships, freighter cargo or treasure, or an encounter with a convoy.
Prompt #2 - The Convoys
Alongside the brave beings of the shipping vessels, your character will fend off and outfly the scalliwags of the void. The massive cargo cruisers are slow and difficult to maneuver, but they often employ swift guardian ships to protect them. Does your character pilot a ship in the convoy? Have they been hired as part of the on-ship guardian crew to repel boarders? Is your character a trader or cargo worker who was simply caught in the wrong place at the wrong time? Draw or write your character as part of one of the convoys. Your piece must include your character and either space ships, freighter cargo or treasure, or an encounter with pirates.
Prompt #3 - The Investigators
Detectives, private investigators, reporters, and others race to find the source of the Cygnan Stellar System’s pirate problem. Hundreds of pirate ships, full fleets of raiders? It’s not possible that the change happened overnight for no reason. Someone must be responsible. Digging through corporate documents, meeting with disgruntled pirates, stowing away on various ships involved in the conflict, there’s nothing that can stop these intrepid investigators. Draw or write your character investigating the pirate problem. Your piece must include your character, and either other characters that they are interviewing or investigating, or various documents. You may also show your character breaking into somewhere or something (computers, magical communicators, etc.) that they are investigating.
Prompt #4 - The Negotiators
In the age of space and portals, piracy isn’t always just a random crime. Sometimes it’s a tool. Shipping companies often target their competition with bribes under the table to aim the pirates in the right direction. Dealing with pirates isn’t always straightforward– some are as likely to stab you in the back as stab your enemy. Draw or write your character handling backroom deals with pirates or shipping companies. Your piece must include your character and either leaders of pirates, leaders of shipping companies, or various documents.
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