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Lighting of the Fires

They say Summer hasn't truly begun in Furcadia until the annual Lighting of the Fires commences! So come join Felorin and Talzhemir this Saturday in the gorgeous Festival of the Sun Dream where they will regale the crowd with stories, jokes, and interesting tidbits before setting the stunning 32-bit braziers ablaze in honor of the season of M'Rill, Prime of Felines. Seats fill up quick for this popular event, so be sure to arrive early for the best view!

When: Saturday, June 29th

Where: Festival of the Sun

Time: 6pm FST

Festival of the Sun

The Spring rains have made the Northern Hemisphere green and verdant once more -- but it's due time for a proper heatwave! Welcome to Summer!

Long sunny days, beach parties, picnics, and waterballoon fights are all staples of the hot Summer months, and here in Furcadia it also means it's time to celebrate the annual Festival of the Sun!

Like with all festivals, there is much to see and do! Wander the exotic market for a special trinket, riddle with a Sphinx, ride an impressive barge down the river, or explore mysterious ancient catacombs. Don't forget to pay tribute to our Lady M'Rill, Prime of Felines, as well! She may just reward you for your patronage!

And, of course, the arrival of the Festival of the Sun also means that the Lighting of the Fires is not far off. This traditional event is held annually within the Festival grounds and always sees a huge gathering! Felorin and Talzhemir will be on hand to light the fires -- you may even catch a glimpse of M'Rill herself! So be sure to watch for the date announcement!

Felorin's Birthday - A recap!


Felorin celebrated his birthday this past Monday. This also meant we had a fantastic Free Digo Day throughout Kasuria! Happy birthday again, Felorin!

Not only did everyone get to try out what they'd look like as a Toasterwing (you were curious, weren't you?), there was more: Fun, games, treats and prizes were to be had over in the Spring Festival Dream at a party thrown in the Birthday Cat's honor!

Things started off with the fun game of "Felorin Says", Furcadia's own version of the perhaps slightly more well known Simon Says. A lot of effort was put in by all, but Elsie reigned supreme in the end and won! The "Felorins" had a great time coming up with bizarre things to have everyone do! A pillow fight broke out, far too much cake was had, and Felorin himself stopped by to say hello. Oh, and one of the highlights: The community made a secret collage with lovely pictures and birthday messages from players, as shown above!

Thank you to all who contributed towards this birthday gift from the community!


Would Felorin really make them say that?

Everyone really likes weasels, not at all a silly request from one of the 'Felorins'!

Felorin Appears!

The Birthday Cat, Felorin, appears!

Felorin's Birthday Party - You Are Invited!

Pssst...it's Felorin's birthday today! Come join the party in the Spring Festival Dream starting up at 1:00 PM FST! We'll also be making a birthday collage but shh it's a secret! ;) Pick out (or draw!) a fun picture of a cat/birthday day for Felorin along with a birthday message to bring along this afternoon! Don't forget it's Free Digo Day too so your party outfit is cooovered! We'll post some pictures after the event, if you can't make it -- but it would be awesome to see you there!

Phoekin Kindling, take two!

It's really happening, we promise! The Phoekin arrives in Furcadia FOR REAL tomorrow night! No joke, just flittery, flowery fun! Tuesday, April 16th at 5:00pm FST in Jujinka's Spring Festival!


When: Tuesday, April 16th

Time: 5:00pm FST

Where: Jujinka's Spring Festival

Rise of Ctrollu!

What started out this past Monday evening as the official welcoming of Spring and the exciting arrival of a beautiful and vibrant new Minkin to Furcadia, quickly turned to confusion and chaos just as Prime Jujinka was about to release her kindling magic upon the waiting Dragon's Breath Orbs.

The gathered crowd, abuzz with anticipation for the fiery Phoekin, fell silent and still as the Dark Prime Dyarr/Dyarra descended into their midst. The Lord/Lady of Lies cackled in wicked glee as they wrought their foul magic upon the Orbs, twisting and warping their very essence to a shape far more pleasing to the taste of the Dark Prime.

Prime Jujinka, having already poured a great wealth of her magic into the Orbs to ready them for life, could do naught but watch in horror as the scene unfolded. The normally sparkling, vibrant orbs stretched and dulled to a grotesque form before suddenly rending with the sound of wet tearing... and before the crowd stood not the bright and sprightly Phoekin, but beings of gluttonous proportions, a myriad of tentacles sprouting from their terrible faces and fleshy talons gouging furrows into the soft ground. The Lady of Green wept silent tears at the sight of the monstrosities before fleeing from the glade, a promise burning in her eyes to return once her power was restored to truly bring forth the Phoekin from their slumber.

Dark Prime Dyarr/Dyarra, smugly satisfied with their meddling, vanished triumphantly, the rise of Ctrollu complete!

And thus, another successful Furcadian April Fool's was had! ;)

Thank you to everyone for being good sports about the kitterwing trickery, and we promise the actual Phoekin kindling will be taking place very soon!

Just as important however, the Ctrollu is officially a full-fledged Mythical Avatar, available for purchase now on Digo Market! The Ctrollu comes with two forms -- it's magic ability (using `troll) turns you into the familiar green, tentacle-faced, butt-monster that has been a beloved staple in Furcadia for ages. Release your inner troll today!

Phoekin Kindling!

Like the cycle of the phoenix, life blossoms anew from the ashes of Winter as Spring arrives in Furcadia. Few are as delighted by this rebirth than the sprightly Phoekin, who have finally decided to make their presence known to all who reside in Kasuria. You're invited to welcome these glorious little beings into our midst this Monday, April 1st at 5:30pm FST in Jujinka's Spring Festival! Rumor has it the lovely Lady in Green herself may be flitting about among the blooms for the occasion too!


When: Monday, April 1st

Time: 5:30pm FST

Where: Jujinka's Spring Festival

Winter Festival Contest Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Holiday Video Greeting and Fantastical Magical Patch Pieces contests! We had some outstanding entries, and the winners have been chosen!


Holiday Video Greeting Grand Prize Winner:

Namir!

Prize: Korven FOR LIFE


Fantastical Magical Patch Pieces Winners:

Regulars Category -

3rd Place

Tiwaz with Nisari

Prize: 1 sheet of wrapping paper, a pile of 5 snowballs, and a 6 month Korven

2nd Place

Syrup

Prize: 2 sheets of wrapping paper, 10 snugs, a pile of 10 snowballs, and a 1 year Korven

1st Place - A tie, with both moving on to Masters Category for future contests!

Ailannah

Deathdog

Prize: 3 sheets of wrapping paper, 15 snugs, a pile of 20 snowballs, and a Korven FOR LIFE

Masters Category -

Grand Prize

The Shadow Rider

Prize: 3 sheets of wrapping paper, 20 snugs, 30 snowballs, 50 GD, and a Korven FOR LIFE

Contest: Fire up your Phoekin!

The feisty, flittery, fiery Phoekin is coming to Furcadia! Our newest minkin is sure to set hearts aflame with it's iridescent beauty, and we want to see how you envision your very own Phoekin! Dress to impress and you may win one of your very own FOR LIFE!

Above is an example of what we're looking for, edited to keep all personal information safe!

Using the awesome butler in FurEd, design your own Phoekin -- including name, colors, and description! Take a screenshot, (making sure you crop out or blur your account name and DragonScale amount!), load it up to Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr, and then send your entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the link to your social media post along with your Furcadia name. We will be accepting entries until March 31st!

View Entries Here

Contest Rules

Format: FurEd Character Creator

How to Enter: Upload a screenshot of your created Phoekin character to Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. Tag Furcadia in your post and send an email with your entry, the social media link, and your Furcadia name to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -- this is to ensure we are able to see your entry!

Deadline: March 31st, 11:59pm FST

Prizes:

  • Valid entries will receive a free week of Phoekin.
  • Valid entries will be judged based on effort put in to name, colors, and description, with a Phoekin FOR LIFE up for grabs!

Note:

  • Any entries not meeting the requirements will be disqualified and none are guaranteed a prize.
  • Upon submission, you grant Dragon’s Eye Productions (DEP) permission to post your work and share it with the community. DEP may post, edit, and distribute creative contributions made through contests freely to players and for promotion of Furcadia.
  • All entries must conform to Furcadia’s T+ standard or lower.


Catching Stars Raffle Winners!

Excitement! This past Tuesday, February 19th, Felorin and Emerald Flame hosted a high energy party to hand out the prizes from the Catching Stars Raffle. A large and upbeat crowd gathered early, cheering and congratulating the winners as their names were drawn. In case you missed the fun, or want a recap of who won what, see below!

Avatar Space

Winner 1: Otto Von Chillhelm III

Winner 2: Eskimo

Winner 3: Malicious

Gloaming FOR LIFE

Winner 1: Escanor

Winner 2: Laela

Winner 3: Serj

Gold Sponsorship FOR LIFE

Winner 1: Zaboo

Winner 2: Soleil

Winner 3: AzKai

Winner 4: Koolpin

Dream Package FOR LIFE

Winner 1: Mandei

Winner 2: Dark Genesys

Winner 3: Laela

Silver Sponsorship FOR LIFE

Winner 1: Armageddon

Winner 2: Gorslax

Winner 3: Germaine Furbien

Exclusive Turf

Winner 1: Archery

Winner 2: AzKai

Winner 3: Winter

World Package

Winner 1: Rangiku

Winner 2: Troy L

Quarter Prime Status

Winner: The Shadow Rider

As a surprise bonus, a special Catching Stars themed specitag -- FOR LIFE -- was announced during the ceremony to commemorate the event! You can pick one up on Digo Market now; however everyone who participated in the Catching Stars Raffle received one for FREE as a thank you!* Specitags can be turned on and cycled through just like portrait spaces. Simply type `specitag # to activate them, and `specitag by itself to turn them off.

Congratulations to all our winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Catching Stars Raffle! Your support of Furcadia is truly appreciated, and so very heartwarming.

*These specitags were awarded to everyone with at least 1 Gold Star in their description from purchase of an item during the Annual Winter Sale. If you have not received your free FOR LIFE Catching Stars specitag, please contact Glaciess for assistance.

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