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Wolf Howl Contests Awards Ceremony

The trees of Wolf Howl have shed the last of their Autumn colors and a soft white covering of snow has come to blanket the festival grounds - Danival's Winter Festival has arrived!

Which means it is time to announce the winners of the Wolf Howl pumpkin carving and Spookitty coloring page contests! The awards ceremony will be taking place tomorrow (Wednesday, December 12) at the stage in Danival's Winter Festival, 6pm FST.

Rumor has it that rare Golden Stars have been seen falling from the sky within the Festival grounds -- if you are in attendance for the ceremony, you may just find one landing in your paws!

See you there!

Catching Stars - Annual Winter Sale

The most festive time of year approaches, and that means we’re unpacking the annual Winter Sale for Digo Market!

Each week beginning November 25th will feature a group of avatars on sale for up to 70% off! This will continue for a whopping 9 weeks of sales until every single regular avatar gets its chance in the spotlight, wowzers! This includes a slew of avatars that will see their first FOR LIFE versions introduced, as well as others that will have their FOR LIFE versions discounted for the first time. Much excite!

But wait, there’s more!

Catching Stars

Every purchase of special Winter Sale items made over the next 9 weeks will award 1-3 Golden Star desctags, with each Star counting as an entry into a super epic raffle taking place at the conclusion of the Winter Sale in February. And just what makes this raffle so super epic? Ultra rare and limited prizes of course! All Golden Stars from all 9 weeks enter the raffle for all prizes from all 9 weeks! But to add a little fun and mystery, the full pool of available prizes will slowly be revealed week by week, right here, over the course of the Winter Sale. Oooh, suspense!

Check out the prize list below -- we're kicking things off with a bang!

Week 1 1 x 1 Avatar Space
Week 2 3 x 1 Golden Sponsorship FOR LIFE
Week 3 3 x 1 Gloaming FOR LIFE
Week 4 1 x 1 World Package FOR LIFE
Week 5 ???
Week 6 ???
Week 7 ???
Week 8 ???
Week 9 ???

With so many amazing deals, there'll be plenty of opportunity to increase your chances of winning one or more of these awesome prizes!

*Golden Stars remain in your description until the conclusion of the raffle. These may be turned off through the Desctags Setting page (must be logged in to view). They cannot be traded, so make sure you put in the name of the character that you want them on!

Inside The Portrait

Hello! Degu here with a special presentation for you today: a look inside the process of creating an official Furcadia portrait!

While butler art is often created early on in the avatar creation process, portrait art tends to come at the end. The video tutorial below was made for our avatar artists and offers insight into the methods used to demonstrate the process from start to finish, and I'd like to share it with you, too!

Read more: Inside The Portrait

Wolf Howl Contests

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Coloring Contest

Feel a chill up your spine? Hearing strange noises in the dark? It's time for all things spooky... and spoopy! The most mischievous time of the year is the perfect opportunity for some fun contests!

The awesome Degu has conjured up this very adorable coloring page, so grab your preferred medium of choice and liven up this image with some spooky or spoopy colors!

Pumpkin Carving

If being more hands-on is your thing and you just happen to have a pumpkin nearby, we challenge you to light up the darkness by creating a super cute or super creepy Furcadia themed jack o'lantern. Want some inspiration? Check out this Kitterjack by Glaciess!

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Read more: Wolf Howl Contests

Cheeten Kindling!

Zoom! The sleek new Cheeten is ready to zip into Furcadia on Tuesday, October 16th! Primes Wevvin and Sek know well the value of the creative minds within the community, and now request your aid in weaving the Cheeten into Furcadian lore. So come join us in the Storyteller's Circle in Wolf Howl at 4:30pm as the Legend of the Cheeten unfolds.

Read more: Cheeten Kindling!

Wolf Howl Arrives!

Overcome by the sudden urge to Awoooo at the moon? Does the crunch of leaves underfoot fill you with glee? Have you kitterjack-spiced ALL the things? No doubt about it... Wolf Howl has arrived!

This annual festival in honor of Prime Reegarr has lots of eerily entertaining things to see and do, mwahaha!

  • Pick a pumpkin and carve it into the purrfect jack-o-lantern
  • Linger by the moonlit pool to let your inner wolf loose
  • Venture into the haunted mansion to assist an odd, possibly mad, dragon... what could go wrong?
  • Some folks speak of stumbling upon strange Words of Power, but their purpose remains a mystery...
  • And more!

Some fun contests will be announced soon, so keep an eye out here for details!

Living Library 2018 - Recap!

It's been a while since the Living Library event took place, but we still wanted to share a recap with you!

Kono and Different Turret hosted the eighth annual Living Library in Furcadia! If you haven’t attended before or heard of it, Living Library offers an opportunity for participants to share their not always easy lives with fellow Furcadians. It takes a stand against prejudice and is a safe space for sharing as well as mutual learning.

Here are some of the many topics discussed this year: Autism and leadership, gender as a spectrum, being non-binary, living with chronic illness, phone apps to cope with anxiety, and much more! Visiting players found themselves relating to the stories shared, discovering similarities in their own lives, sharing in turn, and realizing that nobody is alone.

Out of respect for the participants, we don't want to share details or retell experiences, these were for the eyes and ears of those who were there, but we were really touched by the community allowing others an honest and open look into their lives, the difficulties, and ways not only to improve one's situation, but also how to turn it into a source of strength and courage.

Furcadia is a unique place in cyberspace, because of you. Thank you to all our amazing volunteers, guests, and Kono and Different Turret for hosting. Until next year! Keep acceptance, love, and compassion close to your heart, always.

Corgen Kindling - Recap

This past Saturday saw the adorable Corgen bound their way into Furcadia!

But what started as a joyful gathering within the Coastal Meadow of The Wylde quickly became a scramble to save the day from the clutches of the Dark Prime Telcodar! The Wylde Fey kitters, whose magic was integral to wakening the Corgen from their Dragon's Breath Orbs slumber, were mysteriously absent... As the crowd peered round in confusion, a peal of sinister laughter echoed from the nearby dark wood. The Dark Prime of Frenzy had bewitched the tiny fey in an attempt to keep their magic from the kindling, compelling them to wander aimlessly along the edges of the Coastal Meadow and Broadleaf Wood, oh no!

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