[Plot] Something's Amiss in the Puppillars World...

Posted 1 month ago :: Last edited 2 weeks ago by Provie
update 1/21: 

The participation threshold has been met for this step's reveals! 

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Rover Wagstaff and Jake Barker are now on the masterlist!

Rover's Journal has been updated!

The Plot Step Story page has been updated with an interview between Rover and Jake!

The next plot step will be posted on Feb 1st, and reminder that there's no time limit on the plot main activities, only the mini activities! So if you'd like to snag a mini magic potion, make sure to complete the mini activity by January 31st!

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the Daily Bark, with me, Jake Barker, your daily news source for the goings on in New Barkston and beyond! Happy New Year everybody! I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Years, I'm sure everyone is also looking forward to the Festival of the New Moon, and I'm happy to report we won't be waiting very long, as the first Full Moon of this year falls on the sixth of this month! So get ready to party and howl! At least there's some time for everyone to get prepared for thier Festival of the New Moon parties, even if New Year's and New Moon are close together this year.

Now, onto some more serious news, I know we have a lot of fun here, and its a fun time of year, but here at the Daily Bark, we have been getting scattered reports of puppillars having issues with magical abilities lately. Now, I don't want to alarm anyone, especially since these reports just started, and there's only been a few reports so far, but anyone who has a magic ability or interacts with magic regularly should be careful! And of course, if you have any reports of your own regarding this phenomenon, please let us know!

As I mentioned, there have only been scattered reports so far, and they have only been coming out in the last twenty four hours or so, so we can only really speculate as to what could be going on. Maybe its just a fluke, a weird coincidence that a few pupps have had issues with thier abilities, but here at the Daily Bark, we will be following this story closely in case something bigger is happening! So make sure you tune in tomorrow, at the same time for any developments, as you'll hear them here first!



Welcome to part one of our first ever puppillars plot!

We have lots of fun in store this year with our first ever plot, plan on monthly stories and activities (both big and small), as well as new lore info, and other fun surprises along the way! I hope that this plot will provide a lot of fun and round out the puppillars world for everyone!

Here's how the plot will work:

  • Each month a plot step will be posted in the news, and added to the Plot: The Source of Magic prompt, with instructions on how to complete this step of the plot
    • Each step will be different, so please read the steps thoroughly!
    • Plots will function mostly like quests, they will always be available after they launch and they can only be completed once per member! However, unlike quests, plot steps can be completed in any order
  • Plot participation will be tracked, and extra lore and/or journal entries by Rover Wagstaff will be unlocked each month once a participation threshold is met
    • If the participation threshold isn't met, never fear, the lore will be revealed once the next plot step is posted
  • Each plot step will have a Main Activity and a Mini Activity
    • The Main Activity will be submitted to the Prompt for individual member's advancement in the plot journey, and count towards general plot participation. Each Main Activity will also have a prize for each step
    • The Mini Activity will be an optional bonus activity which will also count towards plot participation, and may have small prizes depending on the activity


Plot step one: Magic Malfunctions?


As reported by Jake Barker,  something is amiss with magic in the puppillars world! Magic is a part of daily life in this world, but magic seems to be on the fritz, causing issues for puppillars and snailcats throughout the land. Though we're not sure of a cause yet, maybe collecting more firsthand data will help us figure out what to do...

Main Activity:  Depict your character having issues with magic, or coming across another puppillar/snailcat having issues with magic

Mini Activity: Reply to the comment below with a short, firsthand account of witnessing an incident with magic, in the perspective of your character!

Activity Guidelines:
  1. Members do not need to own a Puppillar or Snailcat in order to participate, members are free to use any of our NPCs, or draw other member's characters (with their permission!)
    1. In the case of these activities, members may invent a "fake" character with Magic they can discuss in their activities
  2. Main Activities must be submitted to the Source of Magic Plot Gallery, and must be submitted to the Plot: Source of Magic Prompt to receive the designated rewards and count for plot participation
  3. Art/writing submissions must be worth at least 20 treats to be valid for plot participation and individual advancement
    1. Details on Treat values for art/writing can be found at our Currencies, Items, and Awards Page
  4. Members can complete the activities once per member
Plot Step Prize(s)

For completing the Main Activity, members will be rewarded with a Major Magic Potion

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For completing the Mini Activity, members will be rewarded with a Mini Magic Potion

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If the plot participation threshold is met, a Journal Entry by Rover Wagstaff, an interview with Jake Barker and Rover Wagstaff, and msterlist entries for Jake and Rover's NPCs will be unlocked!

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Provie Avatar
Provie Staff Member
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You're on the line with Jake from the Daily Bark! Please tell me all about your experience with magic, what kind of issues have you seen?

2023-01-01 13:32:03 (Edited 2023-01-01 13:32:46)



Hawkins Avatar
Hawkins Staff Member

Sprinkle clears his throat before leaning into the phone. “Jake, it’s a good thing someone is on this case. I thought I mighta been going crazy, but now I know I’m not!” He pauses for dramatic effect before continuing, “I was hanging out with my puppies the other day when all of a sudden Zikkle starts calling out for me to look. I look, obviously. He’s got this cute little trick where he can turn his mop of hair into a copy of my worm scarf. It’s adorable. Except this time, he couldn’t do it. He tried and he tried - poor kid was so upset. But then…” He pauses again, imagining his horrified audience. “Strawberry’s hair pops right off his darn head and starts wriggling around! Zikkle gave Strawb’s hair the wiggles!!! Scared the poor pup half to death! Now they’re both upset. Side note, but I don’t suppose you know any good pupsitters…”

2023-01-31 23:15:14



Hawkins Avatar
Hawkins Staff Member

Sprinkle clears his throat before leaning into the phone. “Jake, it’s a good thing someone is on this case. I thought I mighta been going crazy, but now I know I’m not!” He pauses for dramatic effect before continuing, “I was hanging out with my puppies the other day when all of a sudden Zikkle starts calling out for me to look. I look, obviously. He’s got this cute little trick where he can turn his mop of hair into a copy of my worm scarf. It’s adorable. Except this time, he couldn’t do it. He tried and he tried - poor kid was so upset. But then…” He pauses again, imagining his horrified audience. “Strawberry’s hair pops right off his darn head and starts wriggling around! Zikkle gave Strawb’s hair the wiggles!!! Scared the poor pup half to death! Now they’re both upset. Side note, but I don’t suppose you know any good pupsitters…”

2023-01-31 23:15:14



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