Trick or Treat! The Ultimate Spooky Showdown! (Event)

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Trick or Treat! The Ultimate Spooky Showdown! (Event)

Post by Royal » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:07 pm

Trick or Treat!
The Ultimate Spooky Showdown!




As the haunted nights of October are soon upon us a question must be asked...
Are you a devilish Trick or a delicious Treat?!


It'll be up to the Halloween Spirits to decide which you are! And joining is easy!

Sign up below and the Halloween Spirits will secretly choose which side you're on!
Duel throughout the month of October in Duel of Magic!
Each duel will raise your Trick or Treat number! Win or lose!
After completing FOUR matches throughout the month you will be rewarded an icon and a special trick or treat mystery box on Halloween!
Were you a Trick or a Treat? This will be kept hush-hush until Halloween!
There's no losers! Everyone wins no matter if you're a trick or a treat so long as you come out and have fun!

You shouldn't travel alone during such a spooky month! Maybe you need to...

Find a Familiar!
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Find Bella, the Familiar Witch near the Twilight Isle portal!
From the void, underworld, and even the feywilds — choose your new familiar!


Will you go batty for a devilish cat from the nine hells? Each of them have a bat friend too!
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A pixie-dust sneezing weasel from the feylands? Try not to fall if you fly too high!


Or maybe an owl from the ever-dark? I hear these owls can see the invisible..!


There's also some cute voidfox cubs from, you can guess it, the void!


These familiars and more are available!


((This is a fun little event for the month of October, beginning on the 1st and ending on the 30th! Is your character a Trick or a Treat? Signing up below will seed you secretly into either Trick or Treat and on the 31st the results will be posted! All participants will be given an icon at the end of the month once announcements are made! Sign up and duel at least four times in magic throughout the month and you will win a mystery gift prize!
Not interested in dueling? Adopt a familiar! Reply to this thread about adopting a familiar and not only receive the participation icon but also a special found familiar icon! The familiars listed are the default ones offered and there's multiple of each, but don't let that limit you! If you have a familiar in mind Bella the Familiar Witch would have it! Want more than one? That's fine too! Enjoy and have fun!))
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Re: Trick or Treat! The Ultimate Spooky Showdown! (Event)

Post by Sylista Convor » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:15 pm

I would like to participate in this celebration. Please add my name to one of the teams.
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Post by Felicity Lakeman » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:38 am

Lici arrived on Twilight Isle, buzzing with excitement. She heard through social media that there was a Familiar Witch available for gifting critters (to keep!) and, as it was her dream to pet a red panda, that was going to be her choice if one was available.

It did not take Lici long to find the witch with how near she was to the portal and the young blonde greeted her politely (if not rather awkwardly), expressing her desire for the adorable creature. With a smile, Bella presented Lici with a tiny red panda cub which elicited a squeal of excitement from the recipient. She required a moment to collect herself before reaching out for the little red, white, and brown baby.

Once cradled in her cupped hands, she spoke softly to it, her voice filled with the excitement of having a familiar of her very own. “Hey there little guy. You and I are going to be besties from now on. Can I call you Meyil? It means beautiful in Chinese and you are the most beautiful creature I’ve ever seen.”

The little cub yawned in response and scampered up to her shoulder, resting around her neck. Smiling brightly, the budding wizard looked at Bella, thanking her repeatedly before spinning around (slowly as to not disturb Meyil) and walked rather quickly toward the portal back to the Red Dragon Inn.
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Post by Haru » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:27 am

Having heard about the familiars from Lici, a certain young half demon would make his way to the isle, half intending to duel, half intending on finding out what the witch had to offer and how. As he and the woman speak, his eyes drift across each of the more standards four familiars and the animal lover finds himself unable to resist, "If... It won't take away from anyone else, can I adopt one of each? They are incredibly precious and I'd like to learn about their home worlds..." Upon a nod, Haru would reach out a hand to each, collecting the familiars and bowing a thank you, since his hands were kinda full.

Once everything was complete, the young man would find himself going towards the cork, pinning that he to would like to be seeded in this mysterious trick or treat competition.
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Post by Jaycy Ashleana » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:20 pm

I'm in.
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Post by Rachael Blackthorne » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:35 pm

Once the trio had purchased a Lotto ticket, Rachael pondered a moment before she left a brief missive, penned in a precise, left-handed script on a small piece of white parchment paper, tacked to the corkboard with a black and gold pushpin.

I will enter the Trick or Treat! The Ultimate Spooky Showdown! event.

--Rachael Blackthorne


Greatly satisfied with the performance of the three feline familiars that currently resided in the Blackthorne Household, one of whom dutifully accompanied both her and her grandkitten on the daily visits to the Garden, Rachael left the choice of those familiars being offered to others more in need of their especial guidance.
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Post by Mairead Harker » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:28 pm

I'm in!

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Post by Neekylah Lang » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:47 pm

Neekylah had heard about the festivities and with never really participating in anything halloween she decided to try something new. “I’d like to enter this event.” She told whoever it was she was supposed to and then headed over to speak with Bella in hushed tones. Soon enough, she came away carrying a cage covered in a silver shimmering fabric. Her smile wide as she lifted it just lightly to peek at the baby animal within. “Your name is Peepers.” Those eyes simply blinked at her and he made the cutest little “hoo hoo” noise back at her.


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Post by Morgan LaFey » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:16 am

A figure swaddled in a black hoodie and medical mask approached Bella waving a lotto ticket, and perused the many cages of familiar for some time. He seemed particularly drawn to one covered in a black sheet of fabric, and, despite being asked multiple times if he was sure, chose the very thing. He walked away happily with his prize, and only lifted the fabric once he was through the portal and on the street. Was it another kitten? Maybe one of those cute little void foxes! Of course, he dropped the cage as soon as he looked, and gave a small gasp... but it was too late. He'd already chosen. Or had it chosen him?

It was beautiful, but a bush viper was certainly not what Morgan expected. He bent down to pick up the plexiglass case, and opened up the latch, letting the door swing open so the snake could slither up his arm... and rest rather happily around it, settling its wide head comfortably on his shoulder.

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Post by Josette Wheeler » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:08 am

Still pondering signing up for the dueling event, the petite ballerina still returned after picking up her lotto ticket because she simply could not resist adopting a particular snow white, pixie dust sneezing weasel that seemed to call out to her to take her home!

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She was so excited to show Isaac, but first she had to see if she could sneak the precious furball from the feylands into rehearsal without causing too much trouble. After all, what dancer did not love to fly at heart?
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Post by Amaris » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:53 pm

Amaris moved through the portal to Twilight Isle, someone told her there would be an event that she was interested in trying out. Not only that but there were critters that she had to try and get to add to her zoo. Poor Mist if he knew would have probably told her no or give in who knew. Either way she was there and she went to the Witch gifting critters first. Amaris poured on the charm and grinned when she saw all the interesting and cute critters. First a dragon caught her eye, oh so pretty with it's purple fur and green mohawk. It seemed drawn to her climbing up and around her body like a ferret might and snuggled against her cheek lightly, drapping itself around her neck. She giggled and looked to the witch

"Can I have this one please?"

The witch smiled and nodded but before she could answer a little black and white goat with three eyes tottled up to Amaris and butted her lightly in the ankle. Looking down Amaris squealed

"And her too!? Please?!"

The witch laughed

"Looks like you have two lovelies to take home with you."

She grinned and nodded with the witches blessing she took the two, stopping and looking behind her.

"oh and I wanna sign up for the Trick or Treat! The Ultimate Spooky Showdown! event. I'm not great at magic but I'm gonna try... I think"

After that was noted she trotted off towards the portal and home new friends in tow.


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Post by Jaycy Ashleana » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:39 am

Jaycy had become (by necessity) an early riser; there was just too much to do in the day for her to stay abed too long these days. This morning, however, her pre-sunrise leavetaking had a more genial purpose; she'd intended to find a few new friends that her partner and the city employees might enjoy. She missed Skiddles, the miniature monster that she’d adopted at the conclusion of the Redemption Charity Gala and she missed her children and she missed the exasperatingly amusing antics such creatures could bring. The Office could use some shenanigans and she’d noted on a previous Isle visit that familiars were being offered for the month.

Bella, the Familiar Witch was waiting for her (as if she’d known that the redhead had intended to pay a visit this morning) and presented several of the options with a smile. A pair of voidfox cubs flickered in and out of visibility as they scampered and scrambled in chase of each other while Jaycy and a few others watched. She grinned, peering at the weasels before turning once more to the fox pair. Finally, settling on them, she filled the paperwork and took the carrier that would hopefully serve until they could be taken to the Office.

She almost left immediately but then she saw two more that she hadn’t noticed at first. A little gasp and she hurried back to Bella. A quick, animated conversation ensued and before long the redhead had found herself with a second pair of familiars.

She'd made that trip to the Land of Eternal Twilight via magic and had returned home that way (after a quick stop at the Governor’s Office), burdened with a squirming, wriggling thing against her chest and another, much more placid, at her shoulder.

Hope was nestled within the sheets with as the wind from the water licked at her toes. She grumbled and shifted about, twirling like a furry popsicle stick until she nearly went right over the edge of the bed. Flexing and stretching out she rubbed at her eyes and pat beside her to see where her dragon might have been. At first there was a little bit of a sigh but she rolled over and nuzzled her cheek into the sheets. "I'm gonna... spam the shit.. out of her phone."

She reappeared on the first floor of the dual-level abode and silently padded, slow and careful, up the free stairs and toward the blonde's bedroom. It should still be early enough that she would still be in bed and (hopefully) asleep. The fussy bundle in her hands let out a frustrated murr as it tried to find escape. The creature at her shoulder responded with a chirp of his own. Jaycy smiled, turning a small purr and nuzzle to both beings, cheek to one and then the other, before sneaking for the foot of the bed.

Finally then, she released the cub and let it stand on the bed, pausing as it took in its surroundings. Small, yes, but already larger than a domestic cat, blinked a tiger's big blue eyes. White fur had a magically blue cast, stripes black. Its tail swished, slow, as it tilted its head and sniffed. A few steps, then, and a few more, exploring the empty side of the bed. At least until it came across the blonde's nose and it tapped a paw at the thing.

"Mnngh...." She shook her face once or twice, still half-asleep before another bat of the paw caught her nose, still a little tender from its recent break. "Jaycy I'm gonna..." She managed to open one eyes and there was a warm exhale against her. A fuzzy black nose was close and as she blinked and opened her other eye she saw the blurry silhouette. "What....?" She leaned up and rubbed at her eyes with the balled fists.

And then the little tiger cub stepped over onto her lap and began inspecting her closer. Her fingers went to its ears and began to scritch before working them along its head. "You didn't..." She looked from the cub to Jaycy with a slow-evolving grin.

There had been a moment where the redhead had held her breath, unsure of the cub's reception. It was one thing to gift a living friend to someone else but another thing entirely to do so without asking the person first. She'd had a backup plan (keeping it herself, most likely) in case Hope had been less than enthused to be presented with something else to care for but it seemed such an idea might not be necessary. A grin blossomed even as color suffused her cheeks. "I was getting a couple scamps for the Office…” The Governor's Office, of course, "... and saw these two..." she included the roly-poly bit of feathers on her shoulder, "... and couldn't resist."

The animal's bare stomach peeked out beneath a crest of golden feathers, feet oversized and claws gently digging into the scaled shoulder of the redhead. Flickering flames (apparently not hot) flecked off his plumage and wide blue eyes blinked sleepily at the now-pair on the bed. Finally, two long-stemmed floating antennae glowed above his head.

Jaycy was careful as she sat on the foot of the bed, only a hint of anxiety still plain, head tilting lightly to peer at Hope and the kitten. "Want a new friend?"

The blonde began to rub around it's collar and chin before pressing a kiss to its head. "What am I going to name them?" She scooped her hands beneath its arms and held them up some as it licked her face. "Wait... is it a boy or a girl?" She looked to Jaycy for the confirmation as she peered back at the kitty that was already a little hefty in weight. "Little chonky already are we? I'm going to need a lot of food..."

She looked to the feathered friend on Jaycy's shoulder and grinned. "So you were just going to take two of these on by yourself if I wasn't about it?" She tsked, "Such a gambler."

"I think he's a male," she chuckled, relaxing even further, a hand pressing into the sheets as she settled. The golden creature chirped with a minute agitation, wings lifting to make sure he kept balance on the redhead's shoulder. "I don't know what to name him, though. Mayhap ask him? Mayhap he'll be able to say. I haven't named this one either." Smiling, her other hand extended to brush fingertips over the edge of his tail as her head tipped to indicate the baby phoenix.

"He'll eat a lot, aye, but he eats what I do so I can hunt for him." Non-humanoid, she firmly commanded herself. "Eventually he can come hunting with me, if you're okay with that. Or if you really want to, you as well." Brows lifted; she didn't expect the blonde to be interested but she wanted to make sure the woman felt included.

A pause, and then she admitted with a little blush. "I did bet on it, and I would have taken them myself." She didn't add that likely would have meant she'd move out - that wasn't what she wanted - but she'd fallen in love with the as-of-yet unnamed babies. "I'm glad I may have won this bet too," came the playful taunt.

Hope had to look over the little boy and gave him a squeeze as she felt that purring against her ear. "Hrmmm, what do we name you? You're cute and adorable but one day you're going to be big and bad... what name can be both?" She was looking over the fuzzy one to Jaycy and was contemplating the hunting. "I don't know about that... I don't really even like hunting. Maybe we can just order steak?" She smiled to Jaycy.

"I guess it's not really the same. He can't be a fuzzy kitten, he's a tiger." She held him up and out some and he just tilted his head at her. "Are you hungry now? What's your name?" She scrunched her face. "Maybe he needs to think on it. OOooooh... he needs a leash. A rhinestone leash! You’re going to be the baddest tiger in Rhy'Din." He didn't seem too sure as he sniffled and shook his head and she set him down on the bed.

"He's going to be the baddest with a rhinestone leash." Her own echoed skepticism lanced through her tone and the phoenix squawked in seeming concurrence. Hope might just be a little outnumbered on that idea, but ... it was Hope's choice! She chuckled and reached a hand across her body, lifting to the mythical creature at her shoulder. He peered at it, head tilting halfway, and then stepped carefully onto it. Jaycy lowered it carefully to the sheets and he climbed off, toddling a few unsteady steps on the too-soft surface before plopping down, belly and feet extending in front of him. "Sunspark?" she asked, canting her head toward the bird.

"Hope is both adorable and tough," she grinned. "What about ... hrm? Crown? or Royal?"

She squinted at Jaycy after hearing that response and scrunched her brows. "Well the rhinestones will eventually be upgraded to diamonds. Just you wait and see." He plopped over on his side looking at the phoenix and began sniffing before padding on over looking down then up.

"We'll see how snarky you are when he's all big and I can ride him." She grinned and rubbed his belly some. "So what kind of toys does an el tigre like? What would I have to buy him?" She's lifting a brow and rolling her neck. "How big of a bowl is he going to need?" She was seriously considering getting a little bowl, and then a bigger one, and then a huge stainless steel one.

"Hmmmmmmm.... You have given me a lot more work on top of my work you know." She slipped from the furs and walked over to Jaycy worming an arm around her waist. "I oughta..." She clamped her teeth.

Lifting her hand from the bed, she shifted so that she could pull the blonde close. "Oughta tell me how much you love him because he's perfect? Kiss me because I wanted to see you happy?" Peering up at her with twinkling gold in her eyes. "It's work we can share, love, and Sparkles can keep him company too." Speaking of 'Sparkles,' the young bird had toddled over to the tiger and flumped next to him, leaning in and nibbling at the fur of his ear with the beak.

"You'd ride him? Really? Mayhap? I don't know if he's got magic or anything, or how big he'll really get, so I don't know what he'll need. We may need to get you a book or something like, Tigers for New Mothers or something. I'm sure they like big toys like long ropes. I like bigger versions of cat toys in that form, I suppose. Bigger bowls, low to the ground though? They're just overgrown cats!"

"Oh yeah, they won't get into any hijinks at all." Currently the furry baby was having the phoenix hop on his nose before shaking slightly and nudging back. "He is pretty perfect. Of course. He's going to get like, as big as a tiger, unless he's a little runt. But that wouldn't really be too bad either way. He'll always be a cute little lap tiger." She leaned in and pecked at Jaycy's cheek before pecking at her lips.

"Hrmm... he's going to tear my arms off if we play tug-o-war. I can make it happen though." She slid one hand up and down Jaycy's back. "Think they'll play safe if we take a shower?" She smirked. "Or are my furs about to end up destroyed in an protest to my authority? They're fake fur." She said over to the two on the bed.

Sparkles chirruped and clacked his beak at Hope as if he understood the question, at least not testing the furs yet. Jaycy peeked behind them before grinning at the woman. "There's only one way to find out, love. Shall we?"





(( Co-written with Hope! ))
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Re: Trick or Treat! The Ultimate Spooky Showdown! (Event)

Post by Royal » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:54 pm

(( Just a note. All magic duels you fight throughout the month of October will be counted for the event, even duels you've fought before signing up. So don't be worried about being late in signing up so long as it's done by the 29th. ))
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Post by Alasdair Galloway » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:01 am

After signing up, Alasdair went to approach Bella. After much back and forth, Alasdair found himself with a familiar of each! A cat and bat, weasel, owl, and voidfox!

It's a good thing he and Max had a big place, though his workshop was going to become half animal sanctuary very soon!
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Re: Trick or Treat! The Ultimate Spooky Showdown! (Event)

Post by Eregor » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:01 pm

I am in for this event.

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