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Quick Advent Entry by iJemz
Quick Advent Entry
I didn't have a lot of time to do anything nice and tidy but I fell in love with this design and am new to Stryx. I spent around 20mins on this thing. Though not holding my breath. Never win anything. 

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Welcome new Umbra owners! So you and your first cub have got to know each other a little better. It is time for you and your cub work together to prove yourselves as great team. It is time to get your ND in everything Umbra. Earning your ND is not mandatory but if you ever want acquire your breeding papers for your cats the ND is required before you can apply. However, unlike the breeding paper application you only need to apply for your ND once! Once you have your ND you will be able to own more than one cat depending on how many cat slots you have, breed your cats or other peoples cats (if you have been given breeding slots and have that cats breeding papers), you can also lease your own cats, train and lease other peoples cats. You can not do these things without it. 

You and your cub will get to work with an adult cat that you will be fostering. You will receive a breeding slot to the cat you fostered during this time as a reward for all of your hard work. The fostered cat will not earn BP during its time being fostered by you, as fostered and leased cats will not earn BP. BP can only be earned by the cats owner. However your cub will be helping you or trying to help you in their own way. Including your cub will earn your cub BP and an official event bonus for both its BP and AP scores. 




Why You Should Earn Your ND


1. You will be able to own more than one cat. You can unlock cat slots as random events, purchasable items, or by earning enough points.

2. People are more likely to trust you with their cats. You will be able to lease your own cats to other people who have their ND and you can lease other peoples cats. This includes for training, breeding (if you have a slot), events, etc. You may even be given permission to lease the cat your fostered outside of your ND assessment. (Though other players may also lease that cat at the same time, the same cat can not feature twice in the same event. If more than one person wants to enter using a leased cat an admin must be contacted by both parties to discuss a solution. A cat may be fostered for a single event as a replacement.)  

3. You will be able to apply for the breeding papers of each of your cats. Then you are able to breed them if you pass. 

4. If have yet to apply for your cats breeding papers you are able to breed other peoples cats as long as you have been given a breeding slot for each of those cats by their owners. 

5. You will earn ONE breeding slot to the cat you were fostering during your assessment once you have been awarded your certificate. 

6. You will be less likely to roll negative random events such as buck offs, etc. 

7. You will be able to train your cats more efficiently and have better chances of rolling better stat ups as a result.

8. You will get a small ND point bonus at any official events and shows you enter once you have your ND certificate. 

9. Earn official event bonus AP and BP points for including your own cat or cub.




How To Earn Your Umbra ND


So now you are interested in earning your ND in Umbra care and handling it is time to know what you will need to do to earn it. First of all you will need to choose a cat from the list of cats to work with. Once you have chosen a cat to foster during your assessment you will need to take care of that cat. Though you are not allowed to take the cat home to your ranch/stable/kennel, you will be staying at OLR during your assessment. You may let your foster cat stay with you and your cub at your temporary accommodation at OLR though. You will need to supply several images or stories or both of necessary scenarios and tasks. Tip: Include your own cub in each submission in anyway you see fit and remember to keep the cub in character. Including your own cub will earn it points to as foster cats will not earn BP and AP will be awarded to the foster cat not your cat. If you are submitting stories for your ND the minimum word count required is 2000 which is equal to the effort required for submitting an image. If you choose to submit a written application you will need to contact an admin to roll if there will be any random events during your application on the 'Request Random Event Roll' journal. You will need to let the admins know why you need the roll. As this journal is for daily random event rolls rather than Breeding Paper Applications. Once you receive you random event roll you will need to include them in your story. Any Image submissions must include full body cat with handler/yourself displayed, coloured, shaded and with a background.

All ND's take place at the Outlaw Ranch Umbra Center which is classed as invitation. This means you will not need the OLR Ticket this time around. The Outlaw Ranch Umbra Center is the foundation of the domestic Umbra and the only center that offers the Umbra ND assessment course. Outlaw Ranch has a variety of habitats to make your adventures more exciting as well as several bio-domes for environments that do not naturally occur on ranch land. You also get the OLR bonus and item roll for each image based at Outlaw Ranch. Though every other visit after this will require the OLR Ticket item. 

Scenarios & Tasks You Need To Do For Your ND
If you want to add any extra stories or images to your ND assessment you are welcome to do so. For example if you wanted your foster cat to stay at your cabin on the OLR Umbra Center grounds and want to come up with a cute story of your cub and foster cat curling up together that is up to you. Though you can not take the cat home to your ranch, you must stay on the Umbra Center grounds. Doing so is inaccurate and would make your assessment invalid.
  • Meeting your foster cat - its time to meet your chosen foster for the first time. How will you two/three (if you include your cub) get along?
  • Grooming the cat and cleaning out its stable/home - What a bonding experience. Nothing like shoveling Umbra poop to show you care.
  • Leading the cat - before you ride you must walk. Slowly build up trust before you attempt to ride your foster cat.
  • Riding the cat - You have earned enough trust for the cat to let you ride on its back. This is your first Umbra ride, how does it feel?
  • Train for a sport - have a favorite sport or work event you'd like to try out? Why not have a practice session before entering into an event. 
  • Enter a sport event - its time to show how experienced you are handling an Umbra. Compete against random group owned cats/friends cats/other foster cats. You don't have to win but prove you have what it takes to be an Umbra handler.




Cats Available For ND Assessment Foster


To be added soon




How To Submit Your ND Assessment


To send off or submit your application you will need to fill out the form provided in this journal, making sure to include the correct links and assessment links. Once you have filled out the form and checked it through it is time to go to your foster cats LOG. Find the correct LOG section. 

LOG > TESTS & APPLICATIONS > ND FOSTER CAT

Once you have found the correct section send your application as a reply to the 'ND FOSTER CAT' comment of the cats LOG. This LOG section is unique to the ND foster cats featured in this journal. You will then need to link your comment to the 'Novice Diploma Applications' journal so you are on the list to be checked over by an admin. You will receive a response ASAP with any rolled events and rolled items obtained along with your certificate. 

Assessment Form
Please fill out this form correctly with all of your scenario and tasks attached. 

»[Foster Cats Reference]: (LINK HERE.)
»[Cats Name]: (CATS NUMBER AND FULL NAME.)
»[Required Scenarios & Tasks]: (PROVIDE LINKS TO YOUR COMPLETED ND SCENARIOS AND TASKS.)
»[Extra Scenarios & Tasks]: (IF YOU DID NOT MAKE ANY EXTRA JUST REMOVE.)
»[Rolled Events]: (IF YOU WROTE A STORY OR STORIES AND HAD TO ROLL FOR AN EVENT PLEASE LINK THE ADMINS COMMENT OR COMMENTS WHICH INCLUDE THE EVENTS ROLLED. IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING ART ONLY JUST REMOVE.)
Before you apply for breeding papers, you will need to have applied for your Novice Diploma with your first Umbra cub. Please come back once you have applied for your ND. If you have already submitted you ND application but have yet to receive a response simply comment on this journal and wait for an admin to contact you. 

You are unable to breed your cat until it has reached the age of three and has received its breeding papers. This includes the cats pedigree certificate, health test and of course breeding rights. However you are able to apply for and receive its breeding papers as soon as your cat reaches its first full year of life. Every single cat must go through this application and testing before breeding, even if you have previously completed this test with another cat. Bribing is NOT accepted, however it is possible to prepare your cat for future tests with paid for items, found items, given items and regular vet visits.




Required Tests & Demonstrations


  • A Veterinary Health Test - Checking for health problems that could pass down to young and checking pedigree for inbreeding. Health score depends on the genes of your cat and what is rolled for future health issues related to genes. Issues not related to gene issues such as past injuries will not effect your health test score. Inbreeding would equal an instant fail and possible sterilization. Paid for items, found items, given items and regular healthcare appointments (which also gives you BP & AP bonuses) will help to increase your score. 
  • A Körung Demonstration - Körung is an extensive test and evaluation of health, character and anatomical structure to identify the very best Umbras for maintaining and improving the breed.
  • A Working/Sporting Ability Demonstration - Now is the time to show your cats skills in the sport you have chosen to train it in. If you have trained your cat for more than one sport pick you favorite to demonstrate your cats abilities.




How To Present Application & Where To Send/Submit It


There are various ways you can present your application. If you choose to create an art submission for your application you can choose to provide one picture of one of three events or three pictures of each event. Drawing more than one would give you a higher effort score. However art submissions will need to include at least one full body, coloured image with a background. If you also choose to do the other two you are free to present it how you decide looks best or able to do. If you are unable to draw but are able to write a literate written submission in English you are free to do so. However the minimum word count is 2000 which would be equal to the effort required to create a drawing. Writing a story with more than 2000 words or creating one for each would give you a higher effort score. You are also allowed to submit both story and artwork applications. If you choose to submit a written application you will need to contact an admin to roll if there will be any random events during your application on the 'Request Random Event Roll' journal. You will need to let the admins know why you need the roll. As this journal is for daily random event rolls rather than Breeding Paper Applications. Once you receive you random event roll you will need to include them in your story. 

To send off or submit your application you will need to fill out the form provided in this journal, making sure to include the correct links and application links. Once you have filled out the form and checked it through it is time to go to your cats LOG. Find the correct LOG section.

LOG > TESTS & APPLICATIONS > BREEDING PAPERS


Once you have found the correct section send your application as a reply to the 'BREEDING PAPERS' comment of your cats LOG. You will then need to link your comment to the 'Breeding Paper Applications' journal so you are on the list to be checked over by an admin. You will receive a response ASAP with any rolled events and rolled items obtained along with your score. 




Setting


Since Umbras fit well in both realistic ranch/stables/kennel and fantasy ranch/stables/kennel you are welcome to use your imagination when it comes to the setting of your work. It also depends on where your ranch/stables/kennel is based. In the real world or a fantasy world. However you will need to go to an Umbra Center grounds for your application, you are welcome to visit the original center at Outlaw Ranch if you so choose to. Outlaw Ranch has a variety of habitats to make your adventures more exciting as well as several bio-domes for environments that do not naturally occur on ranch land. You will need the 'OLR Ticket' permanent item to visit Outlaw Ranch unless personally invited. With the OLR Ticket you are able to stay at the ranch and exploit their resources anytime you choose to, you also get the OLR bonus and item roll for each image based at Outlaw Ranch.

No matter where around the world you and your cat demonstrate your skills, video feed, photography, judges feedback, test results and everything else that may be needed to judge and get your breeding papers officially approved is stored on the Umbra server. The Umbra server is view-able by anyone world wide, however only the owners of the cat and the admin at Outlaw Ranch and other important Umbra people have access to alter, add and remove information on the server. Having such a server allows Umbra owners and lovers to view the profiles and activities of other cats or even send a breeding request or two to cats they would not be aware of without this database. Information stored on the server is also automatically stored offline as well. There are also regularly updated hard copies of every cats information stored at Outlaw Ranch. So there are many locations to choose from, not matter what location you choose for your application its results will be official and registered on the Umbra Server. 

Settings will also depend on what time of year you choose to submit your application, if seasons apply what part of the world you choose to set your application. The story behind your application is up to you. Though we suggest that you look up each demonstration and test for examples and inspiration. 




Application Form


Please fill out this form and send with your application comment on your cats LOG.

»[Cats Reference]: (LINK HERE.)
»[Cats Name]: (CATS NUMBER AND FULL NAME.)
»[Novice Diploma]: (LINK TO PROOF OF ND OR LINK TO ND APPLICATION.)
»[Chosen Work/Sport Discipline]: (WHAT WORK/SPORT ARE YOU GOING TO USE IN YOUR APPLICATION.)
»[Application]: (LINK ALL PARTS OF YOUR BREEDING PAPERS APPLICATION.)
»[Rolled Events]: (IF YOU WROTE A STORY AND HAD TO ROLL FOR AN EVENT PLEASE LINK THE ADMINS COMMENT WHICH INCLUDES THE EVENT ROLLED. IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING ART ONLY JUST REMOVE.)




Rolled Events & Judging


Your official event submissions are not immune from rolled events as these will happen with every submission. However rolled random events can effect your final score. You can roll positive and negative events. Positive events can earn you bonuses while negative events will cost you points off your final score. 

Scoring Your Application
Effort: 0-100 Points per image or story. The harder you work, the higher your effort score. 
RNG: 0-100 Points if you only have one submission for your application. A number is chosen randomly.
Novice Diploma: +50 Points.
Health Score: 0-50 Points. Rolled for random number. Having regular health checks in the cats past and having certain items can guarantee a higher score. 
Random Event Roll: Removes points if the cat rolls a negative point event. Can also give a bonus if the cat rolls a positive event.

Passing Scores
Anything below bronze is a fail.

Bronze: 100-199 Points

Silver: 200 - 299 Points

Gold: 300 - 399 Points

Diamond: 400+ Points




What Happens If A Cat Fails


Though it is not common there is a chance that your cat would roll an event that would cause it to fail. You will also fail if you do not get a high enough effort score. If you do fail you will simply have to wait for the following week to re-apply. You will still receive your BP, AP and item rolls. You will also get a bonus official event item roll like those who do pass. You are given as many chances as you need to pass the application process. Though it is more than likely if you have put enough effort in to pass, you will more likely pass. If you did fail, don't let it bring you or your cat down! Praise your cat for its hard work and carry on working toward achieving your goals. 




Fake Papers


For those who do not want to go through or don't have enough time to go through the application process to get official papers it is possible to purchase fake papers from the general store. However you will miss out on the many points that could have been earned and the item rolls you would have received. Not to mention that it is free and fake papers are costly. 
So much work, so little time. Just wanted to give thanks to my already budding Umbra community and friends. I wouldn't be able to do this without your encouragement. I appreciate it! It keeps me typing, drawing and plotting!

Not forgetting the hard work of FRivArts who is working hard to make horse/cat/dog/fantasy genos simple enough to eventually allow our members to design their own assigned Umbra cub genos. You'll be getting something extra special as well as your Christmas cub. <3

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iJemz
Jemz
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Please do not ask to use my any of my creations! I will not give people permission to use my characters/art/stories as their own or to make profit, if anyone is using my characters/art/stories who are not me please do report them. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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