Aurelia’s Hatchery is running out of space for new eggs. With the year nearing its end and a potential Night dragon on the way, she wants to find them their homes as soon as possible! The last thing she needs are two dozen eggs hatching early. She’s sought the help of Riders the worlds over to find new homes for the eggs. Perhaps they will find their dragon here…or perhaps they can tell if someone else matches a dragon! This is a secret Santa event where players look for their dragon and find a dragon for others. Will you find who you’re looking for?
This event will happen in two waves. The first sign-up is a period of one week. You have until December 10th to comment with your form. You may comment on this post OR the deviantART journal.
The Festival of the Day sign-up window will be released at a later date. That’s right, there are two secret santas this year.
What is a secret santa?
For this secret santa, you make a custom dragon for someone. In return, you receive a custom dragon from someone else, along with a few other prizes! Who you get it from is a surprise, and the person you are assigned is also a surprise. Please keep your assignments a secret until January 1st. What you get is random, so only participate if you are open to any possibilities.
- One pre-designed secret santa dragon with a few custom traits to make you smile~
- 1 Slot to an Emissary of your choosing (Any Element)
- 10 SC
Comment with this Form to Join:
Favorite Physical Trait: (No Mythic Traits)
Desired Element (PICK ONE): (Any Element other than Day/Night)
Favorite Display Trait: (Rare or below, any element)
Favorite Modifier Trait: (Rare or below, any element)
One Word Request: (Example: Cute! )
Desired Emissary Slot: (Pre-existing emissaries only)
- One element should match their preferred element. You can pick any other element for their second or choose to make it purebred.
- Everything except their favorite physical trait should match their element(s).
- Max Five Display Traits (Rare or below, any element)
- Max Five Modifier Traits (Rare or below, any element)
- Minimum Five Display/Mod Traits Combined
- No Mutations
- No Charged Traits
- Do not include a background/the background should be transparent.
- To finish your design, you must also have it approved. For design checks, use the group note system rather than the regular comment system or discord.
Confused about rarity? Regardless of element, you may use any of the following traits for your secret designs:
December 10th — If you commented here, you will receive your secret santa target! If you haven’t entered/commented, you can do so next month.
December 23rd — If you haven’t finished your design yet, you are sent a reminder note.
December 30th — Designs are due! No extensions.
January 1st — All prizes will be given out!
Do I need to enter on the site?
No, you can use deviantART OR the website to enter. We will coordinate matches if they are across the systems. You will receive a message on the site that you entered on (Notes for dA, PMs for CC) with your details.
Can I include extra art/reference art for my secret santa?
Yes! Feel free to attach any art you like to your gift.
What Happens if I Can’t Finish My Design?
The person who made your Secret Santa gift will keep the design they made for you, and you will not receive one. Your recipient will have their gift drawn by a moderator. You will not receive the 10 SC reward or Emissary slot reward. If you are unable to finish your design and you know ahead of the deadline, let us know so we can reassign your task to someone else.
I am having trouble designing. Can I have some help?
The mods are always happy to help! You can ask us for help with anything in our secret secret santa note >:3 !
What Happens if I Don’t Like My Design?
If you would prefer to have the art in your style, you may redraw it. However, you cannot change the design that is given to you, and you cannot use the geno for anything else. When the dragon unlocks magic on its import, the original design should still be apparent through the magical additions. What you get is random, so only participate if you are open to any possibilities.
Can I Sell, Trade, or Gift my Secret Santa egg?
No. If you choose not to use it, it will simply go unused.
Can I Sell, Trade, or Gift my dragon after it’s uploaded?
Once the dragon is uploaded, you may sell or transfer it like normal. There is a one month cooldown on ownership, so if you upload it on January 2nd, you can sell it on February 2nd.
Will the dragons have lineage?
Yes, they will have lineage assigned upon upload.