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Seasonal Skill Prompts - Summer, Year 16



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Seasonal Skill Prompts




Skill Prompts are a monthly feature that allow your character to gain skills in different ways. Each character can only complete ONE prompt per season, and can be completed either in a solo post or in a group thread. You cannot claim these posts for other skill points! Please note that as long as you complete the objectives, you're free to be creative with your posts and have some fun with these prompts!

For solo posts, you must complete the entire prompt in one post. Of course, you can use these posts as thread starters and continue the thread as usual, but no other skills may be claimed by you from that thread.

For group threads, the word count is cumulative and will be counted over all participants. However, participants must be ACTIVELY trying to complete the skill prompt for their words to count. Note that group threads have a maximum of 3 allowed participants unless otherwise specified.

Summer, Year 16 Seasonal Skill Prompts

Fighting

What Big Teeth You Have!: Though it seems the nomadic dire wolves have largely disappeared, a strange new creature has been spotted roaming in small groups... are those saber-toothed cats?
Goal: Fight a saber-toothed cat.
Word Count: 800 (Solo) or 1500 (Group)
Location: Anywhere!
Tasks:
1. Find one of these saber-toothed cats. They can travel in small groups, or be wander solo.
2. Somehow they seem even more territorial than the dire wolves. Start a fight - or maybe they start it first?
3. Fight, fight, fight! See the fight through to the end, even if you flee - or they flee.

Reward: 30 Fighting Skill Points

Hunting

Northern Chase: Some of the unusual creatures that crossed the ice bridge last season are apparently fleeing back home. Time to give chase!
Goal: Chase one of the creatures who crossed the ice bridge back across.
Word Count: 800 (Solo) or 1500 (Group)
Location: Ice Bridge
Tasks:
1. Track an animal to the ice bridge.
2. Chase it back across! Is it fleeing and you're simply trying to hunt it down, or are you the one causing it to flee?
3. How far does the chase go? The ice bridge is impossible to cross fully, but how far do you make it?

Reward: 30 Hunting Skill Points

Healing

Think Outside the Box: A cold spring has led to unfavorable growing conditions for many plants and herbs. Finding what you need to tend to patients can be difficult even with optimal conditions... maybe it's time to think outside the box.
Goal: Tend to a patient using unconventional methods.
Word Count: 800 (Solo) or 1500 (Group)
Location: Anywhere!
Tasks:
1. Find a patient (maybe it's yourself) who needs an ailment tended to.
2. Figure out how you'll treat them, using unconventional materials or methods (think, something other than plants!)
3. Is the treatment successful or not? What could be done differently if the proper plants/vegetation were available?

Reward: 30 Healing Skill Points

Navigation

Summer Slushy: As the unrelenting cold slowly fades, snow begins to melt.. slowly, but surely.
Goal: Face a challenge due to the melting snow.
Word Count: 800 (Solo) or 1500 (Group)
Location: Anywhere
Tasks:
1. Encounter some thawing snow. More specifically, encounter a situation in which the thawing snow makes travel difficult.
2. How do you conquer this challenge? Deliberate and attempt to pass!
3. Do you make it, or not?

Reward: 30 Navigation Skill Points

Intellect

Cultural Differences: Since it seems like the usual weather patterns are changing, maybe it's time to branch out and learn about different cultures. Maybe it would offer you some insight into surviving into the future!
Goal: Meet someone new and learn about their culture. (NPC is fine!)
Word Count: 800 (Solo) or 1500 (Group)
Location: Anywhere!
Tasks:
1. Meet someone new. NPCs are fine for this one, if you want to do a solo prompt.
2. Learn something about their culture, especially something that could aid in survival.
3. Share something with them about your culture!

Reward: 30 Intellect Skill Points

BONUS PROMPT- NAVIGATION / HEALING

Only one bonus prompt per PLAYER allowed each season. A character can only complete ONE prompt a season, whether it be a bonus prompt or a regular prompt, unless otherwise specified.


Hidden in Plain View: Unfavorable growing conditions have led to certain plants being hard to find.. keep on searching!
Goal: Use your navigation skills to find a hidden place where a plant is thriving against all odds!
Word Count: 2500 (2 wolves), 3500 (3 wolves), 4500 (4 wolves)
Packs only (per pack): 5500 (5 wolves), 6500 (6 wolves), 7500 (7 wolves), 8500 (8 wolves), 10500 (10 wolves)
Location: Anywhere!
Tasks:
1. Plants and herbs are hard to find this season. Go looking for some! You don't necessarily have to find exactly what you're looking for (or even have a particular one in mind- just go looking).
2. Use your navigation skills to find a hidden or secluded place herbs might be growing.
3. How did you discover the area? Does the hidden nature of it present some dangers?
4. Collect your plant/herb/vegetation! What's it for? Maybe you just like how it looks, or does it have a practical use?

Reward: 30 points to NAVIGATION and HEALING. +10 extra points to both skills if you thread in a skill-locked land!

Redeem prompts as usual in skill claims!