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Ryerkol by Iou-Cat

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Ryerkol

Postby Iou-Cat » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:15 pm



News:
- Nursey and growths are now active!
- Trades/gifting has been set up :)
- The limit of Ryer you may have has grown to 15!

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What Are They?
    Ryerkol are a large, thick-furred canid which resides in predominantly arctic regions.
    Ryerkol's origins are mainly unknown, as while their physical appearance reads more as canine, fox-like, even, they have a few genetic interests which set them apart.
    For starters, a typical healthy Ryerkol can grow upwards of around 5-6 feet at shoulder length, some of the largest reaching almost 7 feet.
    The nose of a Ryerkol is folded over, the more textured canine nose being hidden.
    Ryerkol soon developed vents on their sides, helping their limited breathing ability.
    Their lip has a hardened edge to it, pointing into what's called as a 'faux tooth'. While the misshapen mouth has a threatening aura to it, it's all for the show, as the faux tooth is nothing more than a threat to predators and rival Ryerkol.
    Ryerkol usually don't live in hierarchical packs, preferring smaller groups of 4-10, some even living solo or just with a mate. Ryerkol are omnivores, as their climate is already rather baren for food, they can't afford to be picky. Their jaw shows this, having their pointer canines towards the front and their flatter, plant-eating teeth located more towards the back. While they have the ability to eat plants, berries, nuts etc, they do have a considerable preference for meat. Depending on the area, Ryerkol's prefered meal is an ox or reindeer, as their size is ideal and they're easy enough to find.


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    The following isn't necessary to read, but gives a slightly more in-depth look at the species!

    One of the curiosities in Ryerkol is the eyes, as they have the ability to dilate them at will, similar to a cat. Their pupil naturally rests on a thin, curved, diamond-like shape, fluctuating to as thin as a line or until their entire eyes appear dark. Ryerkol who have mutated pupils may not be able to dilate at will, or it effects differently.
    Unlike dogs and other canine species, the standard of colour vision is much more expressive, being able to see as many colours humans can.
    Ryerkol are not nocturnal, and as such, do not need to see in the dark as ably as other canines. Their vision in the dark is still much better than humans, but it fails to compare to that of a wolf, for example.

    Ryerkol have a rather disappointing sense of smell due to their noses poor evolutionary line, and they instead rely more on sight and sound.
    The nose of a Ryerkol isn't one of your standard canines, it's instead more of a "flap", similar to a bunny's. While this closed-off nostril is helpful in means of keeping unwanted snow, dust, dirt and general daily disturbances out, it also has a habit of not getting the air in.
    Much like a bunny, their noses twitch depending on situation, mood and health.
    The strip of skin connecting the nose to the mouth must be the same colour as the vents, as it's all the same connected tissue.

    While Ryerkol prefer snowy conditions, whether plains, mountains or forest, they can also adapt to temperate forests, usually having thinner coats and smaller paws, compared to the Ryerkol that survive on mountains that typically have thicker coats and larger paws. Ryerkol have also been seen to adapt to domestic life, although it's not only heavily discouraged but rather cruel.

    Ryerkol are rather well known for their incredible strength, having powerful back legs used in hunting and their huge size means they can take down animals as big as shire horses without breaking a sweat. Their retractable claws are sharp enough to tear through the skin of an elephant.
    Ryerkol have to rely mainly on physical defence as their bodies are relatively weak, the cubs being incredibly vulnerable until about 6-8 months.

    Ryerkol are born with their eyes closed and folded ears, relying on their mother's until a few weeks old.
    At about 2-3 weeks, they open their eyes and their ears start to develop, beginning to steady themselves of their feet towards the start of 4 weeks.
    By about 3 months, they can stop feeding from their mothers. Their sharper teeth are still developing at this time, meaning they have to feed on plants and berries until their sharper teeth develop fully a couple of weeks later.
    Around month 4, they can begin to hunt on their own, preying on smaller animals like birds and ermine.
    At month 6, they're almost fully developed and have the hunting skills to survive alone.
    Ryerkol sometimes live as families, others forcing their children to fend for themselves at month 8-10 if they haven't already left by then.

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Random facts:
-Around 80% of Ryerkol are shapeshifters, being able to turn human and back.

-Ryerkol have live births, usually only giving birth to 1-4 cubs at a time.

-The vents and nose are all connected tissue residing on the outer layers of skin, and that area has extra pipes leading into their lungs. Thus making their upper body extremely vulnerable. A decent swipe to the side could kill them easily.

-Their stomachs are rather small, build to eat little and often.

-Ryerkol don't have a consistent mating behaviour, some choosing to mate for life while others breed selectively.


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Trait List

Postby Iou-Cat » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:15 pm

Trait List:
    Everyday (can be added to any Ryerkol without extra cost/permission)
    No edits, Accessories/Piercings, Scars (including missing appendages from attacks), Prosthetics, Tattoos, Expression, Weight,

    Common
    Hair edits (hair on head), Nub horns, Paw size change (bigger or smaller), Tail shape change (shorter, longer, curled, nubbed, etc), Heterochromia, Whiskers (cat-like), Removed/edited muzzle dots, Eyebrow shape change, Tusks (shaped teeth, connected to the lower jaw),

    Uncommon
    Fur edits (curly, shaggy, etc), Pupil shape change, Tongue shape change, Teeth/mouth edit, Large horns, Ear shape change, More vents, Removed/edited backmane, Fluffier mane, Edited faux tooth, Coloured Sclera, Hair elsewhere

    Rare
    Wings (small, flightless, placed on back), Vent shape change, 2 Tails, Antlers, Shorter fur, Dwarfism, Gigantism, Colour mutations (albinism, melanism, chimerism, piebald, etc), Claw edit, Extra legs, Missing appendages (missing from birth), split appendages, Glowing markings/body parts, No tail, Any tail, Fewer vents (must be at least 3), Paw pad shape change, Whiskers (long, dragon-like), Horns on the body (any amount), Antenna, Antenna on the body (any amount), Eye shape change, multiple ears, polydactyly, blank eye (one solid colour), Moving markings,

    Mythical
    Multiple eyes, Genesplicing, Plant growth, 3 Tails, Multiple horns/tusks (on head), Eyes on body, Siamese (connected) twins (requires 2 MYO tickets/counts as two separate Ryerkol), Cyclops, Hairless (or almost hairless), Living body parts (tail for example), Powers, Feather growth, Scale growth, Wings (any size, capable of flight, placed on back), Small flightless wings on the body (on ears, legs, tail, etc.), Exoskeleton (hardened plates on the skin), Mouths on body,

    Godly
    Halo(s), Exposed bone, Cyborg/robot, Body parts made of non-living substances, 4+ Tails, Multiple heads, Multiple wings (placed anywhere), Longer/shorter body, Floating body parts (not including accessories), Gem/crystal/rock growth, Glitchy, PPS (never growing up)

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Rules

Postby Iou-Cat » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:16 pm

Main Rules
    -Ryerkol must have the following traits:
    -The folded nose and general snout shape.
    -This includes the thin strip that connects the mouth to the nose! (That strip must also be the same colour as the vents!)
    -They must have at least 3 vents.
    -Their mouth shape must include the faux tooth.

    -It's also noted that any muzzle shape change or leg shape changes (hooves for example) go under the trait 'genesplicing', even if its not based on a specific animal!

    -No making your own characters without admin permission or a MYO ticket.
    -Selling Ryerkol for anything other than other MYO tickets or other Ryerkol is not allowed.
    -Embarrassment/attacking/hate is never tolerated, especially towards staff.
    -No mini-modding, report if something seems off!
    -You can't alter Ryerkol designs once they're official unless adding items or other 'everyday' traits. If you wish to alter design further, please contact a member of staff!
    -Designs cannot be transferred from other species, nor transferred to other species.
    -Designs cannot be heavily reference/inspired by other fictional characters, Ryerkol based on people (such as YouTubers, celebrities, etc) are okay, but you will have to get permission from the species owner first. Animal and object inspired are completely fine and require no special permission.
    -All shifted design requires approval by species owner before becoming official, PM me/message on discord for approval.
    -You may own 15 Ryerkol at this time, though this may change.


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Banned designs
    The following are banned because the species requires them
    -A different nose shape
    -No vents/less than 3 vents
    -No faux tooth (The spike on the mouth)
    The following are banned for other reasons
    -Bee designs, Ryer designs involving bees/honey Are ok but if you can't edit the Ryer itself to look like a bee.
    -Human genesplicing,, shivers (I'll allow it for unofficial joke designs, just, never official)
    -Rip-offs/heavily inspired Ryer based on other's Ryers/characters including ones from shows/series (Especially if those designs belong to staff)
    -Anything that goes against CS rules

Artist rules
    -Payment is given depending on effort, ranging from MYO tickets to possibly c$ if I have enough saved.
    -At least 3 adopts must be made a month or you will be kicked off the team.
    -Guest artists will be given 1 month to make 3 adopts, one common, one uncommon, and one rare. If this fails to get complete then you will not be considered for a full position.
    -Ryerkol cannot be sold for USD/GBP/other real currencies.
    -Guest artists + artist can make as many custom lined as they wish.
    -Nursey/Breedings count as individual Ryerkol
    This is just to give a basic idea, when you are hired as a GA/Artist you will get a list of the full rules before you join


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Breeding rules
    -You can breed each Ryerkol 4 times, if you wish to breed more than 4 times, you must contact the species owner to get special permission, even then, there's no guarantee you will be able.
    -Allow the artist 2 months max to finish your breeding, though it usually will take shorter.
    -After you have received your batch, Please wait at least 1 month before breeding any of your Ryerkol again.
    -Ryerkol can be any gender/sexual orientation to breed. Pronouns do not determine anything.
    -Ryerkol can only breed with one other Ryerkol at one time.
    -Ryerkol can breed with separate partners and do not have to be monogamous.
    -Breeding slots will open periodically, do not harass artists about openings.
    -Cubs can be grown after 3 weeks of being born.
    -Only one breeding can be in progress at once - wait for any current breedings to end before starting a new one

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Shifting Rules

Postby Iou-Cat » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:16 pm

Shifting Rules
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    Let me preface this by saying: Your Ryerkol does not need to be a shapeshifter.

    I build Ryerkol as a shifter only species, but now that I'm making it public, I won't have that kind of control anymore. It is always preferred that your Ryerkol has a human version, but as I said, it's never necessary. I understand that some artists can only draw animals, I would know, I was there once, so if you really don't feel comfortable drawing a human you will never be forced to.

    If you do wish to make a humanized version though, there are some rules and regulations:

    -Shifter Ryerkol can behave like shapeshifters, being able to shift at will, or more like werewolves, shifting during the full moon or some other special time. You can choose which, or merge both, depending on your preferences or your own world's lore.
    -The following traits must remain the same on human versions of Ryerkol:
    - Eye colour (including sclera)
    - Vent size, shape, and placement
    - Horns/Tusks, Wings and scars/missing limbs (If any)
    - General colour scheme (This is important!)


    -Humanized Ryerkol must get permission from the species owner before becoming official, whether through discord or PMs.
    -You can choose whether the humanized design includes animalistic features (such as ears, tail, etc) or if you want them fully human. Feel free to have them shift between, too!
    -When sending for approval, include your Ryerkol's original ref too!

    I'm not going to be too strict with human designs, and your art style/ability will never differ me from approving.
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Postby Iou-Cat » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:17 pm

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Events
    Events vs Pop-up Events

    What's an event?
    An event is a small special thing that happens periodically for a short amount of time: This may lead to adopts being specialised, themed or rare adopts!

    What's a pop-up event?
    A pop-up event is very similar to an event, but will usually last less time, has fewer adopts and will contain less interaction.

    -Ryerkol pop-up events are special because they're the only way to get adopts based on pre-existing characters!
    -Pop-up aren't always based on shows/series' characters, sometimes they will be based on YouTubers, Celebrities, etc, but they'll always be a recognizable face.
    -Regular events will only have certain themes and won't be specific to a series/show/etc, unlike Pop-ups.

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    Regular Events

    Tour Guide to the Stars
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    23/11/2020 -

    Pop-up Events
    Unus Annus
    25/09/2020 - 11/10/2020

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    ??? - ???

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Re: Ryerkol - Coming soon.

Postby Kiinotasha » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:17 pm

Mark! Can't wait to see more <3
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Re: Ryerkol - Coming soon.

Postby astrafrack » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:17 pm

Mark!
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Re: Ryerkol - Coming soon.

Postby DVTProject » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:19 pm

Mark!
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Re: Ryerkol - Coming soon.

Postby solos » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:21 pm

YESSSSS TY TY TY TY
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Postby pecos » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:24 pm

    mark 👀👀
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