• Arena Battles 2022

    AlphaStryx
    Apr 12, 2022, 4:57:43 PM | 181 Comments | 4 min read

    D96sirz-27def406-1964-4157-be01-2f021186ad2d by AlphaStryx

    Battling between Stryx is an excellent show of strength, cunning, and tenacity. While there are no battles to the death in the Arena, it is still a dangerous sport, and some injuries can be very serious. 


    It is recommended to purchase or Craft armor before you head into battle!
    This is also where Breath Abilities are most useful.
     

    RULES:

    • Only 2 Stryx per battle entry!
    • Your Stryx must belong to you! Arena does not permit leasing.
    • Your opponent Stryx must belong to another player or be a Group Starter!
    • Your Stryx must have completed Basic Training!
    • If your Stryx is blind they must must have completed Blindness Training!

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    READY FOR BATTLE?


    Fill out the following form and comment on this journal! An admin will roll your results and award your Stryx's Valor. You can battle up to 3 times per month (4 times for those with the Gladiator Career)!

    If you choose to battle an NPC/Group Starter, that Stryx will have no boosts (breath, armor, companions, etc.) but will always start with 100 health.

    In a Boss Battle, to officially rise in rank, you must choose an opponent from the Boss List.

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    Including a Battle Image or Story is OPTIONAL, but does award you a higher chance at rare Arena Prizes! 

    You can not re-use or recolor Battle images! All images must be original.
    Backgrounds on drawn entries MUST depict an Arena/Coliseum-like background. (Example) If you have difficulty drawing buildings, a natural arena may be depicted instead where the natural features have been formed into a ring shape.
    Collaborations are allowed.

    Art = Fullbody, 2 stryx, colored, coliseum background (riders optional)
    Literature = 800 words minimum

    Battle Images must be counted and logged on your stryx's character sheet before it can be used!
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    AUTO-HEALING


    Auto-healing is something that you may optionally request if you are posting multiple battles in a row and don't have time to heal in between. If you are concerned that a knock-out will prevent you from being able to use all your monthly battle slots, you can request an auto-heal to get them back on their feet before the next fight.

    To auto-heal in the event your stryx is knocked out (reduced to 0 health) you may link to mashes to be used to ensure your stryx will be ready to fight again. You will need to provide mashes ahead of time in the space provided in the battle form, either as comment links, or you can specify the number of mashes to be pulled from your inventory.


    Please note, Auto-Healing will only be activated if your stryx gets knocked out. If your stryx is already knocked out, you will need to go to The Healing Tree to revive them before posting a battle. The same goes if you want to boost the health of a non-knocked out stryx between fights.

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    FOR BATTLES WITH NPCS...


    Your Stryx Import vs. Opponent Stryx Import
    Battle Image/Lit: (optional)

    Your Rank: (Razorbeak, Bloodborn, Gladiator or Phoenix)
    Your Items: (armor, breath weapons, etc.)

    Boss Battle?: (yes/no)
    Are you a Champion?: (yes/no, link to confirmation comment)

    Auto-Heal if KO'd?: (provide mashes)

    Roll with shenanigans?: (yes/no, doesn't effect the outcome of battle - just adds silly lines in the battle)
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    FOR BATTLES WITH OTHER PLAYERS...


    Your Stryx Import vs. Opponent Stryx Import
    Battle Image/Lit: (optional)

    YOU
    Your Rank: (Razorbeak, Bloodborn, Gladiator or Phoenix)
    Your Items: (armor, breath weapons, etc.)

    Are you a Champion?: (yes/no, link to confirmation comment)

    Auto-Heal if KO'd?: (provide mashes)

    OPPONENT
    Opponent's Rank: (Razorbeak, Bloodborn, Gladiator or Phoenix)
    Opponent's Items: (armor, breath weapons, etc.)
    Battle Permission: (perm comment or ping to request reply confirmation)

    Are they a Champion?: (yes/no, link to confirmation comment)

    Auto-Heal Opponent if KO'd?: (provide mashes)

    Roll with shenanigans?: (yes/no, doesn't effect the outcome of battle - just adds silly lines in the battle)

     

     

  • The Healing Tree 2022

    AlphaStryx
    Apr 12, 2022, 4:40:49 PM | 22 Comments | 1 min read

    The Healing Tree is said to be the oldest tree in the world, whose root systems are entangled with all the trees all over the globe, a gift from Nokt and Daius. It is the only tree that is constantly in bloom, no matter what the season.

     

    Healing Tree by AlphaStryx


    To heal your Stryx after a hard battle in the Arena, fill out this form...

    Stryx Import: 
    Healing Image/Lit: (if applicable)
    Mash Proofs: (if applicable, otherwise state "Inventory")
    Total Healing:

    An admin will update your Stryx's health meter.

     

    Click here to learn how to submit Healing Tree Art and lit!

    Healing Entry Requirements:
    Depict your injured Stryx being cared for either by their rider, or by another Stryx (must depict injuries and a clear scene of nursing their wounds)
    Entries should be colored, but do not require a background.
    Literature must be at least 500 words.

    Healing Tree entries must be counted and logged on your stryx's character sheet before it can be used!

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    Return to Battle Information

     

     

  • April Fool's Companion! Comment to Claim

    AlphaStryx
    Apr 1, 2022, 8:57:12 AM | 237 Comments | 1 min read

    Comment to claim a Fool Griff companion. One claim per person, claims will be open for the full month of April.

  • Admin Applications [OPEN]

    AlphaStryx
    Mar 7, 2022, 6:27:44 AM | 0 Comments | 6 min read
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    Running a group like this is never easy, and it requires teamwork to make things run smoothly! So, DracoStryx is opening applications to those of you who would like to help out! 
     
    We are currently looking to fill the following positions...
     
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    OPEN
     
    Redemption Team (AP/Misc)
    We are looking for fast learners, people that adapt quickly, and are willing to not be afraid of change. The team handles several different stages of the game. The workload of this position involves us being able to count Ascension Points (AP) to help level up stryx, judge the entry or entries to make sure that it passes the rules for activities, events, and more. AP also handles the rolling of said activities, events, and more! Don't worry, you will be trained by other redemption team admins for at least a couple of weeks before you are on your own. Being a part of this team can be more demanding than others so its not for everyone. It is time consuming, so please do not apply unless you have extra time in your current schedule. You will be expected to begin training on counting AP before you can go onto the other duties of the redemption team since we are in charge of so much. There is a trail period of a month to see if you are good fit for the team.
     
    Design Approval
    The group has gotten large enough that we're starting to experience a lot of backlog in the Design Approval and Design Corrections departments, so we need more people who can help us out! You will be expected to have a good knowledge of what is and is not acceptable in designs, but if you're ever uncertain, you will be allowed to ask a chatroom of other admins for help! This job may include Salon work. WARNING: This is perhaps the most demanding section of admin work. It can be stressful, and requires good customer service and communication skills. It is time-consuming, so please do not apply unless you have a lot of extra time you can devote to design work.
     
    Event Admin
    You will be in charge of rolling all entries during seasonal events (The Great Harvest, Festival of Frost, etc.) so that other admins can continue their duties without distraction or added stress. This is a temporary position, and you will be compensated only during the months that events are active.
     
     
    Treasury Admin
    This position requires some math skill, and you'll be keeping track of the Vault to make sure Bauble and Token amounts are up to date and correct, and it requires comfort working on PaperDemon's forums. You'll also be keeping track of purchases from our stores, and making sure items are placed into player Inventories, while deducting Baubles/Tokens from their Vaults.
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    CLOSED
     
     
    Import/Upload Admin
    With approved designs comes a large list of Imports that need uploading! You will be expected to upload at minimum about 25 imports per month, as well as handle Info Changes and Ownership Transfers. An aditional project for those interested is transfering all stryx currently hosted solely on DA to PD. You will be trained on how to do all of these things, so no experience is required.
     
    Breeding Admin
    As the group grows, we get more frequent breeding requests, so we need a little more help in that area. You will be expected not only to roll clutches but to mark used slots for users and Stryx. (PSA: We only hire breeding team admins from the admin team. If you're interested in becoming a breeding admin, join another team and be consistently active, helpful, and a good team player!)
     
    Salon Admin
    Stryx Salon is an extension of the Design team! Instead of just dealing with marking and mutation design, Salon admins will also regulate import edits and tack additions, among other things. While Salon admins mainly deal with the Salon, they can be pulled over to the Approvals or Corrections queues if there is help needed there. Salon admins will be as much as a part of the Design team as the regular queue admins.
     
    Web Dev Admin
    This position is currently only open to people who have experience in web design and coding for websites. If you would like to help us get our new rollers up and help us revamp our website, this is the position for you. Please describe relevant experience in your application and send us links to any sites you've worked on!
     
    Social Media Admin
    Spend your days scrolling endlessly on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook? Here's an opportunity to weaponize that experience into promotional power for Dracostryx! This position calls for people who have a lot of time to be active on the admin team and are very familiar with the functions of popular social media sites. You'll be creating and curating content for our social media accounts, so a thorough knowledge of the game and the community are essential to this position. 
     
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    To apply, please fill out the google form linked HERE
     
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    Requirements:
     
    Must be 18 or older!
     
    Must have Discord, so you can join the admin chatroom!
     
    You MUST be a people person for these jobs! It requires a lot of interaction with the community, and with other admins, and we will not tolerate difficult or dramatic personalities on the team. If you consistently cause trouble, are argumentative, stubborn, crass, and otherwise do not do well working on a team, please do not apply.
     
    Must be available to work on a regular basis. We don't require hours upon hours of your time every day, but we need people who can do consistent and reliable work. If you can at least set aside at least 30 minutes to an hour, a few days a week, we'll be interested in having you.
     
    If you are inactive for more than 2 weeks without notice, or are consistently inconsistent, you will be removed from the admin team.
     
    Compensation:
     
    Admins are paid for work in the form of Admin Credit, which may be used in place of USD to buy things from the dracostryx store (excludes premade imports). We occasionally commission admins for above and beyond projects that are paid in USD.
     
  • Releasing a Stryx into the Wild 2022

    AlphaStryx
    Jan 9, 2022, 5:19:02 AM | 262 Comments | 2 min read
    Looking to release your stryx into the wild?
     
     
    Loft Surrender Rules
    Is surrendering a stryx to the Loft permanent?
    Once you have surrendered a stryx to the loft, you may not ask for it back.
     
    I have an import/geno. May I surrender it?
    Both genotypes and imports may be surrendered to the loft. The rewards for lofting a geno and an import are the same.
     
    How many stryx may I surrender?
    Please limit your surrenders to a max of 5 stryx per day.
     
    What happens to stryx sent to the Loft?
    Stryx surrendered to the Loft may be given up for Adoption or marked for Wild Release. Adoption surrenders will be placed into the list of stryx available to other players. Wild Release stryx will be removed from the game.
     
    What are the rewards for Lofting a stryx?
    Players may choose from one of two rewards, a Bauble payout reckoned according to the stryx's genotype (see payout breakdown), or a randomized item reward (see potential rewards). The payout is the same between adoption and wild surrenders.
     
    Releasing Stryx into the Wild
     
    Link to Stryx/Proof of Ownership: (URL here)
     
    (Please copypaste the full genotype of the stryx you wish to surrender here)
     
    Type of Reward: (Baubles or Random Item)

     

  • Surrender for Adoption

    AlphaStryx
    Jan 9, 2022, 5:16:05 AM | 78 Comments | 2 min read
    Need to bring a Stryx to the Loft to be adopted out?
    Have a baby stryx you aren't prepared to care for? We'll take it in!
     
    Loft Surrender Rules
    Is surrendering a stryx to the Loft permanent?
    Once you have surrendered a stryx to the loft, you may not ask for it back.
     
    I have an import/geno. May I surrender it?
    Both genotypes and imports may be surrendered to the loft. The rewards for lofting a geno and an import are the same.
     
    How many stryx may I surrender?
    Please limit your surrenders to a max of 5 stryx per day.
     
    What happens to stryx sent to the Loft?
    Stryx surrendered to the Loft may be given up for Adoption or marked for Wild Release. Adoption surrenders will be placed into the list of stryx available to other players. Wild Release stryx will be removed from the game.
     
    What are the rewards for Lofting a stryx?
    Players may choose from one of two rewards, a Bauble payout reckoned according to the stryx's genotype (see payout breakdown), or a randomized item reward (see potential rewards). The payout is the same between adoption and wild surrenders.
     
    Surrendering for Adoption
     
    Link to Stryx/Proof of Ownership: (URL here)
     
    (Please copypaste the full genotype of the stryx you wish to surrender here)
     
    Type of Reward: (Baubles or Random Item)

     

  • Lackadaisy Loft 2022

    AlphaStryx
    Jan 9, 2022, 5:04:48 AM | 124 Comments | 3 min read

    Lackidaisy Loft Logo by Alriandi

    Thank you for visiting Lackadaisy Loft!
     
    The Lackadaisy Loft is where lost or unwanted Stryx come to live under the care of loving volunteers who come together to work with their communities and find new homes for these spry little dragonlets! Sometimes, breeders might become overwhelmed with bountiful clutches, or an individual may find themselves in situations where they can no longer keep their Stryx. The Lackadaisy Lofts is the safe-havens that provide these owners with help and relief, and even provide Bauble payments as a gesture of good faith that they will do their utmost to care for and rehome every Stryx, or prepare them for release and a life in the wild.
     
     
    Want to bring a Stryx home?
    Don't have a stryx of your own yet? You've come to the right place!
     
    Loft Adoption Rules
    How many times may I adopt?
    Everyone is allowed to adopt ONCE from the Loft. This adoption is per PLAYER, not per account. You may not adopt again from an alt account after your first adoption.
     
    May I adopt if I already have a stryx?
    This adoption is not dependent on whether you have acquired a stryx yet. You may opt to hang onto your one adoption and use it at any point after you've joined.
     
    My preferred stryx got claimed before I could!
    If the Stryx you wanted was already adopted out, please leave a NEW comment with your new claim!
     
    I adopted the wrong stryx by mistake!
    If you mistakenly adopted a Stryx you did not mean to adopt, you may make an exchange within the first 24 hours of adoption.
     
    There's a stryx pending surrender that's not in the Loft yet. May I have it?
    A stryx pending in the queue is not available for adoption until it's in the Loft spreadsheet. I you want a stryx that's pending, you'll have to wait until it's processed into the spreadsheet.
     
    || To Adopt a Stryx comment below ||
     
    Need to bring a Stryx to the Loft?
    Have a baby stryx you aren't prepared to care for? We'll take it in!
     
    Loft Surrender Rules
    Is surrendering a stryx to the Loft permanent?
    Once you have surrendered a stryx to the loft, you may not ask for it back.
     
    I have an import/geno. May I surrender it?
    Both genotypes and imports may be surrendered to the loft. The rewards for lofting a geno and an import are the same.
     
    How many stryx may I surrender?
    Please limit your surrenders to a max of 5 stryx per day.
     
    What happens to stryx sent to the Loft?
    Stryx surrendered to the Loft may be given up for Adoption or marked for Wild Release. Adoption surrenders will be placed into the list of stryx available to other players. Wild Release stryx will be removed from the game.
     
    What are the rewards for Lofting a stryx?
    Players may choose from one of two rewards, a Bauble payout reckoned according to the stryx's genotype (see payout breakdown), or a randomized item reward (see potential rewards). The payout is the same between adoption and wild surrenders.
     
     
     
     
  • Egg and Pup Assessment Requests 2022

    AlphaStryx
    Jan 9, 2022, 4:54:58 AM | 362 Comments | 1 min read
    DO NOT have conversations here! We must keep this area clutter-free for the sake of our admins! If you have questions, please ask in our Discord Server.
     
     
     

    Hatchery

    • Granny's Hatchery is the place where you can submit Stryx Eggs or Pups to have their genes revealed!
    • You may only request assessments for eggs and pups that you already own. Please do not request a reveal for an egg or pup that is not confirmed to be in your possession.
    • Once your egg or pup's genetic information is revealed, make sure that you keep a link to your proof comment! You will be asked to show it when you bring your stryx to design it.
    • There is no monthly limit on how many assessments you can request.

     

    To submit a request to reveal genes, please fill out this form and reply to this blog.

    Please only request ONE assessment per comment.

    Type: (Sky egg (fliers), Ground egg (runners), or Pup (mammals))

    Tier: (Lost, Common, Uncommon, Rare)

    Proof of Ownership: (Link to comment or Character profile)

     

  • Dracostryx Granny's Hatchery 2022

    AlphaStryx
    Jan 9, 2022, 4:34:54 AM | 2 Comments | 2 min read

    Windhoundlady by EyeOfGalyx

    "What's that you have there? Why, it's a Stryx egg! Hand it here, dear!"
     
    DO NOT have conversations here! We must keep this area clutter-free for the sake of our admins! If you have questions, please ask in our Discord Server.
     
     

    Hatchery

    • Granny's Hatchery is the place where you can submit Stryx Eggs or Pups to have their genes revealed!
    • You may only request assessments for eggs and pups that you already own. Please do not request a reveal for an egg or pup that is not confirmed to be in your possession.
    • Once your egg or pup's genetic information is revealed, make sure that you keep a link to your proof comment! You will be asked to show it when you bring your stryx to design it.
    • There is no monthly limit on how many assessments you can request.

     

    To submit a request to reveal genes, please fill out this form.

    Please only request ONE assessment per comment.

    Type: (Sky egg (fliers), Ground egg (runners), or Pup (mammals))

    Tier: (Lost, Common, Uncommon, Rare)

    Proof of Ownership: (Link to comment)

    || Post Your Egg & Pup Assessment Requests Here ||

     

     

    "I see you have a mighty fine collection of feathers there, darling. I don't suppose you would be willing to part with a few?"
     

    Egg + Pup Exchange

    • This thread is for exchanging feathers for eggs! NOW WITH FUR for Pups OPTION ~~ Dec 2021
    • Pony Tails are all eligable for an Pup trade-in. (More options TBD)
    • Once you've recieved your egg, make sure that you keep a link to your proof comment! You will be asked to show it when you bring your stryx to have its genetic information revealed by submitting the hatchery form to the link above!
    • There is no monthly limit on how many eggs you can acquire through trade-in.

     

    Common Egg - 25 Feathers

    Uncommon Egg - 35 Feathers

    Rare Egg - 50 Feathers

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    Common Pup - 25  Ponytails

    Uncommon Pup - 35 Ponytails

    Rare Pup - 50 Ponytails

     

    To submit a request to reveal genes, please fill out this form.

    Please only request ONE egg/pup per comment.

    Egg/ Pup Tier: (Common, Uncommon, or Rare)

    Proof of Feathers / Fur: (Link to comment proof/in inventory)

    || Post Your Feather Trade-In Requests Here ||