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⟡ fox-n-key v3 ⟡

Postby alliure » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:14 am

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«the flox are a species of psychic, floating foxes whose powers have been sealed away since ancient times.
unlocking flox with magic keys releases a burst of light or dark aura based on the floc's nature.
by adopting a floc, you agree to assist in the mission to uncover the mysteries of their past.
are you up to the challenge?


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Postby alliure » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:22 am

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    ⟡ flox are a closed species created and owned by akami-chan and managed by alliure.
    you may not make your own without permission.

    please be aware of and understand all of cs' rules.
    ⟡ please do not spam, harass other players, whine, guilt trip, or beg for flox.
    ⟡ be kind and respectful to all members of the community. discrimination will not be tolerated.
    ⟡ COPPA users are not eligible to participate in this adoptable species due to the nature of our activities.

    ⟡ there is a standard limit of eight flox per user. this may change as the species grows.
    ⟡ flox previously purchased from akami with points or usd do not count towards this limit.
    ⟡ there are ways to increase your limit or earn flox that do not count towards your limit.

    ⟡ flox may not be co-owned.
    ⟡ flox may not be fursonas.
    ⟡ do not claim flox that are not owned by you. this includes using images that do not belong to you in your signature.

    please note that we do not add users to oekaki references due to the nature of how adopts are made.
    ⟡ if you would like a transparent version of your floc (at any stage) + pattern,
    ⟡ ⟡ ask the artist (or me if they are unavailable) and it will be provided for you!

    ⟡ do not copy/trace any of the floc lines.
    ⟡ do not edit or add to your oekaki floc's design or lines.
    ⟡ only slight expression changes are allowed (a smile, frown, small tongue, etc). do not edit the eyes.
    ⟡ if you would like to change the expression of your floc, feel free to ask the artist.
    ⟡ ⟡ however, understand they are not obligated to make these edits.
    ⟡ do not edit your animated floc in any way, shape, or form.

    ⟡ trading and gifting flox is allowed.
    ⟡ a user must own their floc for at least fourteen days before it can be traded or gifted.
    ⟡ flox can only be traded for other flox. three-way floc trades are allowed.
    ⟡ you may not trade or sell your flox for any type of payment (real/virtual currency, art, etc).
    ⟡ do not ask a user if they are trading their flox unless they have specifically stated so.
    ⟡ there is some leniency towards v1/2 flox, but please be respectful when inquiring about trades.
    ⟡ all ownership changes must be approved by me or a staff member in the archive updates thread.

    the item system has restarted. all items obtained during fnk v1/v2 have been voided.
    ⟡ trading and gifting floc items is allowed. three-way item trades are allowed.
    ⟡ selling items for c$, pets, and/or art is allowed. offsite item and pre-made character trades are not allowed.
    ⟡ items may not be sold for any form of real currency.
    ⟡ do not take advantage of the ability to gift items. there will be severe consequences (for anyone involved) if a user is caught joining streams/participating in events to only get items to gift to a friend.
    ⟡ all item transactions must be approved by me or a staff member in the archive updates thread.

    ⟡ feel free to feature your animated flox in your signature. feel free to upload your flox to character sites.
    ⟡ if you do either of the above, you must link it back to either the main thread or its original adoption page.
    ⟡ if uploading to toyhou.se, assign credit to the main thread (or original adoption page) and the designer.
    ⟡ for image credits, credit akami-chan to the lines/base and the respective artist to the design.
    ⟡ failure to do so will result in a warning. further offenses will result in strikes.

    ⟡ requests for myos and customs will be ignored.
    ⟡ requests to join the staff will be ignored.

    ⟡ deliberate rule abuse will have consequences.
    ⟡ rule-breakers will be given one strike per offense. on the third offense, they will be banned.
    ⟡ if the staff feel anyone has severely broken the rules, they will be banned immediately.
    ⟡ art thieves and plagiarists will automatically be banned with no warning.
    ⟡ a situation does not have to be explicitly stated in the rules to result in a strike.

    ⟡ in the case of a ban, a user's flox will be revoked and re-adopted.
    ⟡ this does not apply to point/usd-bought flox, but that user may no longer participate in the species with them.
    ⟡ ⟡ (these flox can no longer breed, interact with other flox/community members, participate in events, etc.)

    ⟡ i reserve the right to add, remove, or amend rules if necessary.

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Postby alliure » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:25 am

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    STAFF COMPENSATION

    ALL STAFF MEMBERS (guest included) earn an unedited custom/myo upon initial hire.
    ⟡ this floc does not count towards the eight-floc limit.
    ⟡ it may be redeemed at any time, even if the user is no longer part of the staff / the one month guest artist period is up.
    ⟡ guest artists earn this custom/myo after making at least two new designs.

    ⟡ this custom/myo can be gifted or traded, but the doesnt-count-toward-slots perk is lost upon ownership change. the limit is still eight unless a golden keybox is bought, and this 'extra slot' can never be redeemed again.

    GUEST ARTISTS earn 15 tokens per design (so max. 75 tokens a month for 5 designs).
    ⟡ if hired as an official artist, compensation will stop being given per design and they will earn the standard staff compensation at the start of the next month.

    STAFF earn 100 tokens for every month active, paid on the 1st of each month.
    ⟡ as a perk, staff will not need to wait for a shop opening to spend these tokens--there will be a designated 'staff shop' to buy items.
    ⟡ no more than the monthly 100 tokens can be spent in this shop at a time, and remaining, unspent tokens will be put into the user's token bank. (may change in the near future)
    ⟡ yes, this means pattern tickets and golden keyboxes will not be able to be bought through the staff shop. however, after the tokens are banked, staff can use their earned tokens to buy these items from the general shop when it opens.
    ⟡ staff are welcome to offer their 100 tokens worth of items up for trade before actually buying them (but the actual tokens themselves cannot be traded)

    ⟡ an active artist is defined by a minimum of 4 designs per month.
    ⟡ if an artist creates less than 4 designs, compensation remains as 15 tokens per design.

    ⟡ artists will always be counted as active for the first month (when they were a guest artist + hired) and receive the active-compensation on the 1st of the next month after their trial. (this is so all staff get their compensations at the same time, on the 1st of each month).

    ⟡ an active moderator is defined on a case-by-case basis.

    ⟡ these amounts/numbers may change as the species grows.
    i will post in the discord announcements channel before any updates are made.
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⟡ activities ⟡

Postby alliure » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:27 am

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    the fox-n-key is an interactive adoptable featuring item collection through games and events.
    the key to unlocking your floc's true nature lies in how you nurture it.
    the two outcomes, virtuous and corrupt, manifest themselves in different appearances.
    if you raise your floc to be good, it will look different than if you raise it to be bad.
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    the main method of nurturing your floc is to collect items.
    these special items will be given out during various games and events.
    once you and your floc have collected ten virtuous or corrupt points, you can apply for catharsis.
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    catharsis is the process in which floc auras are released and their appearances change depending on their nature.
    once you and your floc have collected thirty more virtuous or corrupt points, you can apply for awakening.

    awakening is the process in which a floc's aura takes shape, their eyes open, and psychic energy reaches its peak.
    this is the final form of flox.

    both catharsis and awakening occur in the catharsis chamber. see the link to the chamber above.
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    pictured above is an example of a game stream.
    during the game you have a chance to win virtuous Items (v-items), corrupt Items (c-Items), a keybox, or even a floc !
    navigate to the game stream hub for more information + to look out for future streams !

    each player who joins is added to the list of players.
    players then take turns choosing tiles on the board.
    when a tile is chosen the space under it is revealed to be a floc, keybox, go-again, lose-turn, v-item, c-item, or empty space.
    after all prize tiles are uncovered, the game will end.
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    winners may sell or trade their items for other fnk items, c$, cs pets/items, or art.

    v and c-items require a valid record of transaction to be legitimate during catharsis.
    visit the archive updates thread for details.
    all items (sold or not) will be checked for authenticity when applying for catharsis.

    selling or trading items that do not belong to you will be reported as art theft.
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⟡ about ⟡

Postby alliure » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:30 am

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    flox are a species of magical foxes possessing sealed, psychic powers. the staff at fox-n-key are working hard to research and form bonds with a variety of flox to discover more about their mysterious past.
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    because flox depend on specific keys to unlock their psychic powers, they will befriend whoever carries it.

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    flox treat the owner of their key as a role model, and so they are very impressionable.
    a floc can develop bad habits easily, so the utmost care is required.
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    flox's attributes vary depending on its character.
    virtuous flox will grow one horn and corrupted flox will grow four after undergoing catharsis.

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    a virtuous floc will emit a bright aura, and a corrupted floc will emit a dark one.
    the aura becomes apparent only after undergoing catharsis.
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    the colors of the horns and aura will vary depending on the floc.
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⟡ frequently asked questions ⟡

Postby alliure » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:31 am

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    Q. what exactly is the floc realm and where is it?
    A.
    the floc realm is actually... right here on earth ! it is just the general term for anywhere that the floc species reside––whether that is in a forest, a cave, a human's home, etc. flox originally did have a planet of their own, but it was completely obliterated in the struggle against the giants that invaded. all that is left of that planet is a chunk of its core––better known as the five crystal pillars in the catharsis chamber.

    Q. do flox have a language?
    A.
    flox do not have a spoken language. they are extremely intelligent and communicate through telepathy. when expressing floc communication, whether in art or writing, feel free to make them appear to be speaking (through speech bubbles, "quotations", etc.)--after all, in the floc realm, telepathy is speaking. however, please keep in mind they dont actually make audible noises when communicating.

    Q. would they be considered 'pet' creatures?
    A.
    they are largely misunderstood by other species due to their "cute" appearance. it is common for them to humor bigger species by playing along as their "pet", but basically they assume whatever role is expected of them. think like "secret agent".

    Q. do they eat? if so, what kind of diet?
    A.
    flox primarily feed on the aura of the living things around them (symbiotic, not parasitic) but also consume solids for taste. when it comes to solids, flox have really diverse diets. they are expert hunters––and can catch small critters such as rabbits, rodents, birds, and frogs. however, they are not carnivorous––and prefer to eat fruits, berries, and nuts.

    Q. what is the lifespan of a floc?
    A.
    flox die naturally at the end of their 100th year (counted in earth years) and will only die sooner due to outside forces.

    Q. can floc breed?
    A.
    flox do breed, visit the nursery to learn more.

    Q. are flox physically born and have an infant/youth stage, or do they simply happen into existence as they are?
    A.
    flox are physically born as a kit. they have a juvenile stage- what you see when you adopt, and they psychically age as they go through catharsis. visit the nursery to learn about specific courtship rituals.

    Q. do flox ever open their eyes?
    A.
    locked and preliminary catharsis flox never open their eyes.

    Q. do flox have actual eyes?
    A.
    flox do not have pupils/irises/etc. once they are awakened, their eyes open to reveal a pit of forever-flowing aura.

    Q. what happens when a floc's key breaks?
    A.
    flox keys are made of an alien material that is (so far) impossible to break. it is unlikely that a floc's key would ever break. however, it logically follows that flox would become severely depressed, having lost its only method of freedom.

    Q. can they live in cities and other crowded places?
    A.
    yes, flox live in all sorts of environments all across the world.

    Q. do floc have blood?
    A.
    yes, flox do have blood, but it has some components that are different from a normal fox's blood. specifically, their blood contains what researchers consider to be a "mutated" protein that carries some kind of unidentified energy.

    Q. can flox be the animal form of _______ species?
    A.
    no, flox have their own mysteries waiting to be uncovered. do not mix them with another species.

    Q. do flox have genders?
    A.
    yes, flox have genders. however, genders are a human concept and not inherent to flox. flox generally have no reason to reveal their genders to outsiders, and so key-holders are often the first to find out what gender a floc is.

    Q. do flox have powers?
    A.
    aside from limited telepathy and levitation, locked flox do not have powers.

    Q. do flox's blood change colors?
    A.
    the blood itself is red. like most mammals, hemoglobin carries oxygen through the blood. sometimes though, a faint, colored aura can be seen evaporating from the blood.

    Q. are flox hollow on the inside?
    A.
    actually no! although flox seem hollow on the inside because nothing can be seen from the keyhole, flox actually have organ systems including respiration and digestive.

    Q. can foxfire flox light things on fire?
    A.
    no, foxfire is a spectral flame that does not burn physical bodies. it is more like a concentrated manifestation of their aura.

    Q. is it appropriate to refer to flox as "it"?
    A.
    perfectly fine. flox generally do not find this demeaning.

    Q. how does the flox's keyhole work? what does it look like on the inside?
    A.
    the flox's keyhole is surrounded by an organ system unique to the flox species. this system deals with internalized psychic energies. flox keys are made with an alien metal not found on earth. when inserted, this metal reacts with certain components of psychic energy to alter the organ system- which has the effect of "unlocking" the stored aura or heightening the psychic energy to another stage.

    Q. can flox's keyholes be positioned in other places on their bodies?
    A.
    the location of the keyhole may change throughout the different stages of a floc's life.

    Q. how do flox feel if their owner has been bad and has their key revoked?
    A.
    this varies depending on the floc. nost commonly, as soon as they key holder switches, the floc becomes attached to the new owner.

    Q. what would happen if a floc became seriously ill?
    A.
    actually it is difficult for flox to become ill. they are immune to most diseases and have never been known to die due to disease.

    Q. what happens if a floc is thrown off a cliff?
    A.
    it will fall until it is near enough to a solid/liquid surface to begin floating.

    Q. do flox have hearts?
    A.
    yes, a floc has one heart.

    Q. what happens if you cut off three horns of an unlocked corrupt floc?
    A.
    you would have a very confused corrupt floc, who may develop self-image issues and severe headaches.

    Q. what are some things that are impossible for flox to do?
    A.
    it is impossible for flox to speak or make any verbal noises. it is impossible for locked flox to fly. it is impossible for flox to kill another creature.

    Q. what prohibits flox from killing?
    A.
    they are physically unable to carry through a fatal attack. their bodies will freeze (as in stop) before delivering the killing blow.

    Q. how do corrupt and virtuous fight?
    A.
    usually flox settle conflicts using their auras as displays of power. even though they are forbidden to kill, they are able to injure and otherwise wound an opponent. this is not to say that virtuous and corrupt flox are naturally opposed- this is a key-holder established mindset.

    Q. if flox are forbidden to kill, what happens if they indirectly do so?
    A.
    this is one of the "outside forces" that causes flox to die. if they accidentally or intentionally take life, then their own life must end. this usually does not happen accidentally though since flox are hyper aware of their surroundings.

    Q. can flox be crushed and die?
    A.
    yes, this is an "outside force" that can end a flox's life before it's 100th year.

    Q. do flox ever playfight?
    A.
    absolutely! it is part of their nature to interact competitively with its peers.

    Q. can flox go into water?
    A.
    water is generally challenging for flox because of the way their levitation works. usually they are stuck between a state of panicked splashing and a state of repelling the water.

    Q. why are flox only attracted to their one key?
    A.
    when a floc is born, the first thing it does is manifest a key. this key has a physical, metal body that has a psychic signature that matches the floc. for this reason, flox need specific keys to unlock themselves.

    Q. how does a floc find its key?
    A.
    in the event that a floc loses its key, its sole purpose will be to relocate it by feelings its surroundings for a matching psychic signature.

    Q. what was the eyes open event? can i find game and/or the lore somewhere?
    A.
    the eyes open event (EOE) was an event akami hosted back during fnk v1. it opened our eyes and allowed us to understand just a fraction of what the flox have gone through in their past. screenshots of all stages of the game (aka the lore) can be found here. the actual game can be played (until the end of 2020) and found here. a guide with all the passwords can be found here.

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