ART CHALLENGE #03
THIRD MOONCAT CHALLENGE GO! I know it took me forever and a day to get this one up, but this is a big one! And very near and dear to my heart♥ So let’s get started!
Challenge Task: Create your Mooncat Persona!
Task breakdown: Using the guidelines I give you below, you will be creating an RPG styled “persona”. Imagine you are in a world similar to Final Fantasy, Zelda, Legend of Mana, Harvest Moon, etc. You will be designing a character that will fit into this “world” we create. -And yes, this character should be based off you! (Hence “persona” ;>) How directly you take this is entirely up to you, but we make up the Mooncat community so please represent yourself in some form or another! (Also this is as close as I can get to larping with you guys plz humor me T - T)
– Ｌｕｃａｉｔ, the city of Mooncat’s, is a moderately large city of it’s time. Many other races inhabit it alongside these humanoid felines, from delicate elven beings to much larger and intimidating beasts. Technology is magic based and not very advanced other than within the citadel. This is where the council resides and sovereign, Cait Roca (Cait prefixes all royals). These royals have been chosen by what is believed to be direct line from The Mooncat itself. They do their best to make decisions based on the good of the city and its people. The city is not without it’s downfalls though. Even with soldiers surveying the streets, crime still occurs within the lower districts. While the city is fairly passive overall, they do have their enemies.
Ｌｏｒｅ says that Mooncat’s (also referred to as Children of the Moon) were created by the power of The Mooncat, a large mystical, dragon-like feline that comes from the moon. Thus they worship this being and take great honor and pride in being descendants of such a beautiful and powerful creature.
When Mooncat’s are born, they spend the first 10 years or so of their lives learning about the ways of their culture. Once they hit maturity, they then choose to pursue one of three skill paths: Ｗａｒｒｉｏｒ, Ｍｙｓｔｉｃ or Ｐａｃｉｆｉｓｔ. Warriors are skilled fighters and handle weapons well. They choose to either stay within the city walls and keep the streets safe, or join the infantry on the outskirts of the town to protect against enemies. Mystics are those granted with stronger magical abilities. These Mooncats tend to make great healers (defensive/light magic) or back up in battle (offensive/dark magic). If the Mooncat chooses to not join the infantry, they tend to make a living by running small shops, working in the market, or providing services using their skillsets (blacksmith for example).
(**Note: Mystic is the only skill that can both join the infantry OR work passively in the city- i.e. a healer in battle vs a healer in a clinic).
Once the Mooncat has chosen their skill path, their family celebrates their coming of maturity. During this ritual, the Mooncat receives a full set of ｔａｔｔｏｏｓ across their body, unique to them though reminiscent of the markings on their fur and hair. This ritual is intense, but the Mooncats are typically very proud of this moment, and honored to finally bear the markings of their people. They are also given one special tattoo that represents the skill path they have chosen. This is the ｓｙｍｂｏｌ of The Mooncat (boobmoon) and is placed either on the forehead (warrior), chest (mystic), or stomach (pacifist).
Ｍｏｏｎｃａｔｓ can be quite vain and show it in their way of dress or the weapons and tools they carry. They proudly embellish their things with symbols of the moon to represent where they come from. If a Mooncat has committed a crime, they are brought forward for judgement from the council. If their crime cannot be reprimanded, they are exiled from the city of Lucait with a single slash through their ability tattoo. This is to make an example to others– so it will always be known of what they once were, and are no longer. –
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☾Ｃｒｅａｔｉｎｇ ａ Ｍｏｏｎｃａｔ －－
-They are predominately human! The feline portions must be kept to feets, ears, tails! Hands/paws are optional, but faces must be kept human. That being said, feel free to get creative with your tails, ears, feet, markings etc as long as they keep within the general Mooncat guideline!
-Must have the “Mooncat Symbol” tattoo either on the forehead (primary role: warrior), chest (primary role: magic), stomach (primary role: other) in addition to their bodily tattoos/markings; PLEASE NOTE - You can only select one primary role! Even if your character does multiple things, please select one primary subject they excel in! (We don’t want no OPs pls+ty!♥)
-Must be a MoonCAT. This might be obvious, but please don’t change your Mooncat to anything other than half human/ half feline please! :) they are Mooncats for a reason!
-Can be any gender you prefer~
-Remember they are a race! Think about Viera, Mi’quote, or Moogles from Final Fantasy. There will be many small feature changes from one Moogle to the next, but you can still tell they’re a Moogle! (thank you Lehua for this comparison! LOL♥) So try and keep this in mind when creating, you’re more than encouraged to get creative! Just make sure they have the same “feel” :)
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✧Ｃｒｅａｔｉｎｇ ａｎ Ａｌｔ Ｒａｃｅ／Ｓｐｅｃｉｅｓ －－
-Must fit within the RPG-styled world (again, think of games like Final Fantasy or Legend of Zelda) and the backstory!
-CANNOT bare the mark of the “Mooncat Symbol” tattoo (moon designs within their clothing however is fine if they live in town, since it would make sense all the clothing has a similar vibe to it!)
-Feel free to team up with other members if you like a race someone has created!
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I KNOW IT’S A LOT OF INFO but hopefully you guys still have fun! We held a Q+A session on this which you can view here if anything is unclear: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/175321086
If your question wasn’t answered or if you just want me to glance over and OK your design or give any input, that’s totally cool too! Just shoot me a message on Discord.
Please submit: At least 1 image of your design and a small blurb or notes about your character including (but not limited to): skill class, main personality traits, + job. Bonus points for having some backstory ;3
Deadline: October 13th!
There will also be no “winner” since this is a sort of community challenge, but once it’s all said and done we’ll browse through some of the best entries on stream! :3