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The deadline for both the create a character theme and the fan fic theme has been extended to November 28th. You still have two days left to enter!

There are two categories, one for visual art of all media and a second category for literature. For the art theme, we're having a Land of the Sky Fan Character design contest! The literature theme is The Days Before! We have great prizes, including a copy of a Land of the Sky Volume 1, LotS Poster,  subscriptions, and points! :iconiskahraepface:

All the information you need on the races is right here: Land of the Sky Race informationRace/Species Information:
This list includes races shown in the comic so far.
Fae:
Faeries are magical beings. They are generally slightly shorter than most other races, but make up for that with flight. They all have pointed ears, varying skin and eye colors based on the regions of the world they come from, and hair colors range from light brown to black. Having blonde hair is extremely rare and those born with blonde hair are usually discriminated against, as it usually only happens in hybrids. Fae wing shapes and colors vary greatly, resembling many different types of insect wings such as butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, dragonflies, mayflies, praying mantises, etc. Male wings are always more colorful and attractive than female wings.
All fae possess wings, but the size of their wings depends on how strong their magic is.  The more powerful they are, the bigger their wings grow. They can manifest their wings at will, but it’s considered


You can read all the pages and chapters that are out right here on DA! iniphineas.deviantart.com/gall…


:bulletpurple: Art Theme: Make a fan character that fits in the Land of the Sky world! :bulletpurple:


:bulletpink: Rules: :bulletpink:
• Maximum of 2 entries for the fan character contest.
• Characters must be drawn and colored with traditional or digital media.
• Can be drawn in an illustration or a reference sheet, or both if you’re ambitious.
• Preferably full body, with at least the front angle if doing a reference sheet.
• Illustrations can include official Land of the Sky characters, but the main focus should be the fan character.
• You must provide a written character profile and background info (preferably in the artist’s comment of the deviation)
• If entering two characters in the contest, they can appear in the same images, but they must each have their own deviations (ex: separate reference sheets or two separate illustrations each with the main focus on a different character)

I will provide information on different races and locations in the Land of the Sky world. I will also provide a profile template you can use and add to as you wish.

Profile

Full Name:
Alias:
Gender:
Race:
Age/date of Birth:
Home town/current location:
Love interest/orientation:
Family:
Friends:
Habits:
Hobbies:
Likes/dislikes:
Powers/abilities:
Personality:
Background:

Now, moving onward...

:bulletpurple: Literature Theme: The Days Before :bulletpurple:

You can write about any character or characters from Land of the Sky and use the background information you’ve learned about them to write something that could have taken place before the start of the story. It can take place at any point in the past, whether it’s the near past or the far past, such as in the character’s youth.

For example, Roo and Gabriel have been traveling together for years, there’s plenty of opportunity for troubles (or fluffy moments :eyes: ). Iskah has also been stalking him for years. Micah, Souri, and Jei Dun all knew each other from childhood. Kain, Fate, and Shira have been working at Café Chow Chow in Sin City for quite some time before the start of the story.

Lots of opportunity for adventures and misadventures! :D

Just about any genre is fine; you can go with a serious theme, a romantic one, a humorous one, or anything in between.

:bulletpink: Rules: :bulletpink:
• Maximum of 2 entries, per person for the literature contest.
• You must join the group as a member to participate.
• No mature content including nudity, smut, etc.
• Fanfics should be at least 500 words in length.
• You can include poetry in your story, but there should be prose as well.
• Be original and don’t copy someone else’s work.

:bulletpink: Judges: :iconrollingtomorrow::iconkoronamosel: :bulletpink:

:bulletwhite: Start Date: September 10th, 2012 :bulletwhite:

:bulletpurple:  End Date: November 28th,  2012  :bulletpurple:


:iconmicahraepfaceplz: Prizes: :iconiskahraepface:

There will be two winners for the art category and two winners for the literature category.

:bulletwhite: All four winners will receive… :bulletwhite:
Land of the Sky Volume 1
Land of the Sky Poster of your choice
3 dA Month Subscription
100 :points: Points
Featured on the LotS Group
Journal Feature from KoronaMosel
Journal Feature from RollingTomorrow

:bulletred: Honorable Mentions: :bulletred:
Featured on the LotS Group
Journal Feature from KoronaMosel
Journal Feature from RollingTomorrow

:jsenn: More updates soon! :jsenn:

:bulletpurple: Resources: :bulletpurple:

:damphyr: Race Information: :damphyr:
Land of the Sky Race informationRace/Species Information:
This list includes races shown in the comic so far.
Fae:
Faeries are magical beings. They are generally slightly shorter than most other races, but make up for that with flight. They all have pointed ears, varying skin and eye colors based on the regions of the world they come from, and hair colors range from light brown to black. Having blonde hair is extremely rare and those born with blonde hair are usually discriminated against, as it usually only happens in hybrids. Fae wing shapes and colors vary greatly, resembling many different types of insect wings such as butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, dragonflies, mayflies, praying mantises, etc. Male wings are always more colorful and attractive than female wings.
All fae possess wings, but the size of their wings depends on how strong their magic is.  The more powerful they are, the bigger their wings grow. They can manifest their wings at will, but it’s considered


:damphyr: Confused about something? Check out the Guide to LotS! :damphyr:
Dummies Guide to Land of the Sky Volume One
Land of the Sky Chapter Summaries Volume One
Warning: Please read description first!
Prologue:
The volume begins with feathers floating through space down into a lighted abyss below. Two figures are shown behind a short poem. The two people are Solas, the goddess of light and Jek, a Reilah prince. The poem reads:
For the blood of the innocent,
My heart cries out
And betrayed,
My soul will never rest
The story begins inside the Princess of Astral, Souri's dream. She sees visions of darkness and the silhouette of a floating island [Purgatory (aka the Land of the Sky)]. She opens her eyes to a voice and a glowing figure has appeared in front of her. Souri doesn't recognize the woman, but she is Solas. Solas tells Souri to wake up, which she is essentially telling herself to open her mind up so she can remember her past lives and "become" Solas as she has done hundreds of times before.
But Souri is instead woken up by Micah, her body guard and frien


:damphyr: Characters References: :damphyr:
iniphineas.deviantart.com/gall…

:damphyr:  Comic Pages: :damphyr:
iniphineas.deviantart.com/gall…

:damphyr:  Land of the Sky Related Artwork: :damphyr:
iniphineas.deviantart.com/gall…

:damphyr: Roo’s History :damphyr:
Armand -Roo the Ripper- Russo
Armand "Roo the Ripper" Russo Notes:
Roo's past:
Roo accidentally killed his sister, Rachelle, when he was around 12 years old. Their parents were dead so Roo had to take care of her on his own. They lived in a small house in a human village called Arquelle Villa. One night someone broke into their house. Roo took out a dagger, told his sister not to make a sound and to stay put in their bedroom while he went to confront the intruder. She didn't listen to the "stay put" part since she was scared, as was Roo, so when she quietly snuck up behind him, he turned around and stabbed her in the stomach without thinking.
Yes, just like he did to Fate, which is why this whole situation is even more horrifying to him.
This is when he first earns the title Roo the Ripper. He was imprisoned for killing Rachelle, and he ended up killing the warden of the prison because he was having a good time torturing Roo by cutting him with that same dagger he killed his sister with.
This is where Roo



If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Have fun and good luck! :iconiskahraepface: We look forward to seeing your entries! :iconmicahraepfaceplz:
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Enock Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*sigh* Okay, I lied. That wasn't the last question. *pouts* I have one more question. What happens if I shove a parent/master character into a characters profile because they happen to be important to character's background (as a item in the profile). *thinks* Let's say if you made a Roo's profile and place his master in the same profile because the master is key role in his past. Is that allowed?

......

That isn't allowed, is it? *curious* Sorry for so many questions.
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
That would be fine, as long as you specify which single character is meant to be judged per deviation. :nod: But you want to keep in mind that the other character wouldn't be included in the evaluation, it would be focused upon the character the profile is about.
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Enock Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Phew* Thank you once again, Hikari. I place up my last entry then. =^.^=
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Enock Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One last question. I know you are working on the Places in the LoTS, but for the deadline, are you still thinking leaving the deadine on Nov.23, or that's going to change? If so, what do you plan the deadline would be? It either way, I'm still aiming for the Nov 23. Thanks!
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
We've extended it to November 28th. :la:
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Enock Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the info =^.^=
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Zwirrow Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Can we enter into both contests? :p I understand if not, just curious. :XD:
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
Yes, that's fine! :la:
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:iconowltears:
owltears Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
What color are Micha's brother's eyes? And what's his name? (it keeps eluding me :iconbrickdplz:)
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KoronaMosel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*Micah, red, and his name is Nikitah :nod:
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
His name is Nikitah. :nod: His eyes are red like Micah's, you can see them here: [link]
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owltears Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Thank yoooouuuuuu ^_^
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
You're welcome! :iconlahopplz:
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:iconenock:
Enock Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*place hand up* What are you going to do with the fan characters? This will be a weird question, but how detail do you want this fan character? (I'm entering, I want your comic)
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KoronaMosel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Due to legal matters, I won't be putting any of them into the comic. To do that, people would have to give full rights of their characters to me, and I know they wouldn't want to to that, nor do I want to do that to anyone.
But if the character happens to be really good, I may ask to draw them, and there's the potential for collaborations, short stories, unpublished sketch comics, etc.
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forgottenlegend Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know if you already posted this somewhere....so sorry in advance for the question if that's the case. XD

But, do you have a deviation or journal that lists the different races/ hometowns of the characters in "Land of the Sky". I've been trying to create two characters (the other one felt lonely so I had to create a pair LOL) that would fit in this world; but, I've been having some difficulty coming up with what they should be. I scanned through the comics again to see what kinds of groups existed. I think I saw an elven group mentioned somewhere?
Anyhow, if you could direct me to a page or just give me a brief run through of the races (with physical characteristics) that would be awesome. :D
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
Hi there! :la:

Here's all the information on the races. :la: [link]
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:iconkiayxiao:
KiayXiao Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am up for the task -pencil ready paper ready set Gooo;-)
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
Good luck! :D

If you need any extra reference, the official list of races is up. :la: [link]
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KiayXiao Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Btw i dont know if i am gonna be in this,i really want to but my life suck just had a huge fight with my mom i feel really down at the bottom as low as i Can sink!!!! Hope that i Will get my humor up soon :-(
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ReinFalling Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i'd like to try at the very least the first one but i'd need the races to figure out what i would do for that

i don't know what i would do for the lititure one, im usually great at thinking up stories but for some reason im drawing a blank for this :tears:
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
:hug: Here's a full and very detailed list! [link]

If you do get an idea for a story, feel free to give it a try, we'd love to see your work. :la:
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ReinFalling Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for the list

and if i do i will ^__^
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Sangrde Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
do you have a list of all races in this story?
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:iconkoronamosel:
KoronaMosel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm going to have one up soon, and I am also going to extend the deadline since it's taking me so long to get the info out. Work has been hell.
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Realian Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   General Artist
this looks interesting :B I am very bad at character designing because I always tend to overthink things (it's what most people said about me lol) but I want to try to take a crack at this. It'll be interesting if I can come up with some sort of minor character in the LotS world though I doubt I can come up with anything good enough for the LotS world XD I do have a few ideas already lol.
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
Thank you for entering! :D
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BulletsAndBlueEyes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Are you thinking of maybe using a fanmade character in the story? I think that would be pretty cool. :)
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:iconkoronamosel:
KoronaMosel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
For legal reasons, no.
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BulletsAndBlueEyes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's too bad.
I'D give you permission. XD
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tariah23 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Id like to enter this contest XD!
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KoronaMosel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:dance: yay
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owltears Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Quick question, are gabby's ears pointy like Roo's? I can't seem to find them in very many pictures and the second picture I'm drawing might shoe his ears, that is if I can find them :I
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RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   General Artist
Well, Roo has human ears. :nod: Gabby actually doesn't have any external ears. Since he's an angel with birdlike traits, he just has little openings to hear that are hidden by his wing-ears. :iconbitcheslovegabbyplz:

Ini explains it a bit better, but I hope that clears things up. XD
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:iconowltears:
owltears Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Ah that explains it :) thanks
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TatiAsha Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
looks interesting! I hope to have time to participate! X3
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
We hope you do too! :la: The deadline was recently extended to November 23rd.

If you need a good reference for the races in LotS, the full list can be found here: [link]
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Mia-Assassination Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
{I don't know if you have to ask or not but} Can I join the Literature part of the contest? I've only just started reading and I love it!
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   General Artist
Of course! :D We look forward to seeing your work. :la:
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owltears Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Just a quick question, are Nixies and Brownies in the Land of the Sky "world"?
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:iconkoronamosel:
KoronaMosel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have no idea what they are... I know I haven't posted any official notes on the different races yet, but if it sounds like it can fit the general descriptions I gave in this comment: [link] then go for it.
(only thing I want to add to that is that any type of "flying bug clan" would be considered fae (ex: butterflies, moths, dragonflies, bees, even praying mantises, etc)
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MorikoW Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now i feel like eating a brownie XD
Not the living ones of course! :P
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owltears Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Hmm.... One would be considered a fish class i think, the Nixie is a water spirit (from the site i looked up for magic creatures) and a brownie is a type of low level fairy i think, it's in my DnD creature info book. :noes:
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KoronaMosel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If brownies don't have wings then they're not classified as fae in the LotS world. So if you want to use that type of race then it probably wouldn't be hard to find a way to make it fit. Perhaps it's a case of elven insular dwarfism:
[link] [link]
Or whatever explanation you come up with to make it fit.
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owltears Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
how bout he's mixed with fae so he has wings?
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:iconkoronamosel:
KoronaMosel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Then he'd be half faerie
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:iconowltears:
owltears Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
so, I would list him as "half fairy"?
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KoronaMosel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
half faerie, half brownie, and give a description of what a brownie is
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RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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