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January Breedings

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:47 pm
by silvermoondragon
So it's time for another breeding season, get your Gryphines all ready! Just like last time there are two parts, nest building and sky dancing.

Nest Building
A Gryphine requires a nest to raise a chick, somewhere safe and cozy. To make their nests as safe as possible, the Gryphines build them in the tops of the highest trees in the valley. There are many old, abandoned nests around, still in good shape, leftover after the previous owner gave up raising chicks or just decided to build a new nest. If you don't have, or don't want to use an item in your nest that's fine, you don't have to, there are old nests available. But for those who do, you can check out the item list here: Nest items can change the chances of successful breedings, or cause mutations and trade items can be traded in for other items.

To build a nest, you must post a new topic in the Sky Nests forum: ... m.php?f=13 with your username as the subject along with the following form:

username's Nest

[item image] item name
[item image] item name

If you are not putting anything in your nest, you don't have to make a post for your nest. Once an item is placed in the nest, I will edit your inventory to show that the items are in the nest. Also, later on, items can be removed from a nest, but become unusable after having been in the nest so long so they are effectively used up. However, if an item is left in the nest after a successful breeding, it will continue to have effect, although it will be diminished. If a breeding is unsuccessful, the item in the nest will still have the same effect next breeding season.

If you have already built a nest and would like to add new items to or remove items from the nest, all you have to do is edit your nest post and place next to the item the word new or removed in bold and brackets, see example below

[item image] item name (NEW)
[item image] item name
[item image] item name (REMOVED)

Sky Dancing
Two Gryphines will engage in a fascinating aerial display of twists and turns, loops and dives to determine the others' worth and readiness to raise Gryphine chicks. If a dance is successful, the pair will land in the nest they had put together or find an unoccupied one and sleep for an entire day, and the female will lay her eggs shortly after. If not, the pair will go their separate ways, possibly returning together the next breeding season to try once again. If you do not own a Gryphine or do not have two Gryphine of different genders, you may borrow a Gryphine from another owner as long as you have their permission. Gryphines usually have about a 40% fertility rate.

To start a sky dance, just post a new topic in the Sky Dancing forum: ... m.php?f=12 with your username as the subject along with the following filled out form:

Mother name and ID:
Mother image or URL:
Father name and ID:
Father image or URL:
If a Gryphine does not belong to you, do you have permission?
Have you built a nest or are you using a pre-made one?

Breedings will be open until January 15, 12:00 Midnight EST. Feel free to edit any of your forms until the end date.

Re: January Breedings

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:08 pm
by silvermoondragon
And the babies have arrived! Everyone's breeding was successful this time round.

Image The orange scale caused him to receive a random pattern change
Image The purple and blue scale used on him caused a new effect, all traits were passed on (in the case of two traits in the same area, one is chosen randomly)

Babies should grow in about a week, depending on how busy I am. You can either name them now or wait until they grow.

Re: January Breedings

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:17 pm
by Janalee
Hehe! I don't know if I should hug her because of her cuteness, or wonder just what kind of trouble she's been getting into, given her expression... XD Thanks so much for her!
And I guess I could name her now. *smiles happily* How about Kinliruh?

Re: January Breedings

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:35 pm
by Clairece
Can I name him Cat? Yes, odd name, I know. xD

He's soooo cute! :D

Re: January Breedings

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:51 pm
by silvermoondragon
Done! Adult images are now posted.

To see the chick images again, just visit the image link, ... el/063.gif changing the number to the ID number of the Gryphine you are wanting to look up and adding a "c" after the number, ex. ... l/063c.gif

I have also updated all the pixels:

Re: January Breedings

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:33 am
by Minkey55
Ohhhh *drools over the new guy in her Tree*
I shall call him Saviza please ^^