Realm of Elaphaea was created to be a community-centered game, and in order to help foster a positive and loving community, we wanted to have a system that would recognize and reward members who foster positive community spirit, create wonderful characters and stories, or are just genuinely kind and wonderful humans. The bacon point system was implemented in our group because we want to reward good deeds and general kindness. Bacon is meant to be given in secret! The purpose of bacon is to reward kindness with kindness, and is not meant as a method to farm for in-game rewards. 

 

Additionally, members can receive bacon through the of-the-month awards that the group runs each month! Make sure you nominate each month as well for a salty treat for yourself! Check out the OTM page for more information.

Quick Links:

Bacon Purchase Form

Bacon Look-up Tool

Give Bacon Form


 

Who can give bacon?

All members and mods are able to gift bacon to other members or mods who contribute and add onto the existence of this group. These are just some of the reasons you might want to give bacon to another player:

  • Being kind, sociable and friendly;
  • Using your characters in their stories and art;
  • RPing with others;
  • Making giftart for others;
  • Lending a hand to another member;
  • Helping new members get their bearings;
  • Giving great feedback, helpful comments or answering a question;
  • Doing something charitable for the community;
  • Gifting designs, breedings and art to other players;
  • Being very active with their characters;
  • Showing improvement and development with their writing, art and characters;
  • Generally being baconly.

 

Never publish bacon-giving, and never ask for bacon! People will give you bacon if you deserve it, not if you think you do!  Bacon is anonymous! Bacon is a gift! Bacon is altruistic!

 

How to Give Bacon:

If you think a player deserves a bacon point, follow this form to give some bacon! Staff keep track of bacon points privately to eliminate competition, and there are great rewards for players to choose from when they reach a certain milestone.


Rewards

When you reach a “Bacon Milestone”, you earn certain rewards! There are currently five bacon “tiers”, you will have the option of claiming a reward right then, or to save up your bacon for an even rarer reward!

Rewards are broken down into five categories: basic, uncommon, rare, ultra-rare and legendary. The lowest costing category is “basic” and each category above basic can have its cost calculated by the number of basic rewards it would take to purchase it. For example, an uncommon reward is the equivalent cost of two basic rewards, while an ultra-rare reward is the equivalent cost of four basic rewards.

Here is a breakdown of the cost of each category by basic rewards:

  • Basic
  • Uncommon (costs 2 basic rewards)
  • Rare (costs 3 basic rewards)
  • Ultra-rare (costs 4 basic rewards)
  • Legendary (costs 5 basic rewards)

Basic Rewards

Basic Custom Design

For yourself, or you can gift one to another player! Check out the Bacon & Token Designspricing sheet for what counts as a “Basic” design!

+20 Skill Boost 

Add a bacon boost of +20 points to one of your character’s skills!

+20 Championship Points

Add 20 Championship Points to your HARPG Phae’s total! 

Note: CP bought with bacon does not count towards CP rewards! This purchase can be used to unlock a registered HARPG fawn’s designs for use in ROE or OCs by raising them to Novice Champion level. This can only be applied to a registered HARPG Phae with a reference accepted into the group.

+20 Universe Points

Add 20 Universe Points to your OC Phae’s total! 

Note: UP bought with bacon does not count towards UP rewards! This purchase can be used to unlock a registered OC fawn’s designs for use in ROE or OCs by raising them to Craftsman level. This can only be applied to a registered OC Phae with a reference accepted into the group.

Basic Mutations

Basic mutations are genes that mutate from other genes present in the phae genome. For a bred fawn to be able to inherit one of these mutations, their parent must have the gene the mutation mutates and it must be purchased when the design is registered.

Winter Roan – a mutated form of roan (Rn), this gene replaces a Rn gene with RnW, creating the winter roan expression. If the RnW gene is present, it will always be expressed.

Wolf Sooty – a mutated form of sooty (Sty), this gene replaces a Sty gene with StyW, creating the wolf sooty expression. If the StyW gene is present, it will always be expressed.

Restricted Grey – a mutated form of grey (G), this gene replaces a G gene with GR, creating the restricted grey expression. If the GR gene is present, it will always be expressed.

Extended Dun – a mutated form of dun (D), this gene replaces a D gene with Dx, creating the extended dun expression. If the Dx gene is present, it will always be expressed.

Basic Carriers 

Basic carriers can be applied at any time as long as they do not conflict with the genetics of any offspring the Phae has had. 

Mushroom (nmu)

Leucism (nl)

Pedigree Pass

Gifting a bred pet to another owner without getting anything in return will require a basic purchase per offspring. You will need to name the player the pet goes to when noting the group, so the bred pet token can go straight to them. Please see the pets section of Elaphaea’s journals for more information on pets.

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.

Design Reuse Unlock

Have a design that was deceased and doesn’t meet the requirements to unlock the design for free, but still wish to use it? Using Basic bacon can unlock the design back for use for ROE!

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.

 

Uncommon Rewards

Uncommon Design For yourself, or you can gift one to another player! Check out the  Bacon & Token Designs pricing sheet for what counts as an “Uncommon” design.
Uncommon Mutations Uncommon mutations are genes that appear randomly on a phae’s genome regardless of what the parents might have had (for a bred fawn). They do not mutate from other genes on the genome, and rather appear completely randomly. These can be added to bred fawn designs or applied directly to a bacon design. They must be purchased when the design is submitted for review.

Mushroom (mumu) – mushroom desaturates the base coat of any bay, wild bay, seal bay, or chestnut phae. It also causes desaturation of the eyes and desaturation and striping of the hooves.

Taffy (nT or TT) – taffy causes the skin to become a pale, peachy color, and may cause slight dilution of the coat around the underline, the hooves and the muzzle. Taffy also alters the color of the eyes and hooves.

Leucism (ll) – leucism lightens the coat without affecting the saturation of the coat. Leucism lightens both the eyes and the hooves when present.

Suppression (nS or SS) – suppression suppresses the expression of dilute genes in the phae genome. It does not affect hoof or eye color.

Melanism (nM or MM) – melanism darkens a phae’s coat color. It does not affect hoof or eye color.

Brindle – Brindle also falls under an uncommon mutation, though it is different from other uncommon mutations. Brindle does not have a gene linked to it, and rather is expressed as a mutation of the coat color. In order to display brindle, a phae must have either sooty, roan or grey present in their genome. The sooty gene creates a classic brindle expression, with striping and barring being darker than the base coat, while roan and grey create a reverse-brindle appearance, and the barring is lighter than the base coat. For a bred design to be eligible for brindle, it must inherit one of sooty, grey or roan from one of its parents. Brindle also works with Wolf-Sooty, Winter Roan, and Restricted Gray.

Uncommon Carriers  Uncommon carriers can be applied at any time as long as they do not conflict with the genetics of any offspring the Phae has had.

Pearl (nprl) – cannot be applied to a design with nCr or CrCr present, as it would change the appearance of the phae. It may not be added as a carrier to fawn designs to change the coat appearance.

Watermark (nwa)

Uncommon Trait  Use this reward to give a Phae (starter or in-game fawn) an Uncommon Trait including Uncommon Mane, Tails, and Ears. These purchases can be applied at any time to a design, but must be applied before a character is registered. These purchases are applied to the design, and once purchased, the trait can be used on any instance of the designs use (ROE, HARPG or OC). To see a full list of traits, check out the morphology page.
Uncommonly Tall For new ROE or HARPG characters only, or to be applied to characters 3 and under – the character can grow to up to 14.2hh for starters, or +.2hh taller than the max between their parents for fawns! This purchase is applied to the design, and once purchased can be used on all instances of the design. This can only be used one per character! You cannot stack this purchase.

To see a full list of traits, check out the morphology page.

Defect Re-Roll  Rolled something you don’t like on your premature, twin, or triplet roll? Defect Re-roll allows it to be re-rolled. This does not guarantee that you will get something better rolled, and in fact your results could be worse!
Uncommon Pets ROE characters can acquire small herbivorous non-native pets, Medium herbivorous native pets, or small native carnivorous pets for uncommon bacon. Please see the pets section of the Elaphaea journals for more information on pets.

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.

Breeders Bargain Breeding a pet to trade them will require an uncommon purchase per offspring. You will then get a token number upon purchase and can trade it off to normal token trade terms. Please see the pets section of the Elaphaea journals for more information on pets.

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.

Second Magic Strain Unlock This reward unlocks the ability for your character to have a second magic type! All phae can unlock a secondary magic strain. The second magic can be chosen from your phae’s herd magic types, randomly rolled from all available magic types, or you can pur

 

Rare Rewards

Rare Custom Design For yourself, or you can gift one to another player! Check out the  Bacon & Token Designs pricing sheet for what counts as a “Rare” design.
Rare Trait  Use this reward to give a Phae (starter or in-game fawn) an Rare Trait including Rare Manes! These purchases can be applied at any time to a design, but must be applied before a character is registered. These purchases are applied to the design, and once purchased, the trait can be used on any instance of the designs use (ROE, HARPG or OC). To see a full list of traits, check out the morphology page.
Rare Mutation Rare mutations are coat mutations that appear randomly on a phae regardless of what the parents might have had (for a bred fawn). They do not mutate from other genes on the genome, and rather appear completely randomly. These can be added to bred fawn designs or bacon/token designs.

Albino – Albino causes the entire coat to turn white, with pink skin and red eyes. Albino will sit above every other gene including pie and fawn markings – including overriding chimera. There is no gene specifically linked to albinism.

Chimera – Chimera occurs when two embryos fuse in utero to create a blended coat appearance where two distinct coat colors are expressed. The two coat colors may be similar, but must be distinct enough to see a difference between the two different genotypes. There is no gene specifically linked to chimera.

Rare Carriers Rare carriers can be applied at any time as long as they do not conflict with the genetics of any offspring the phae has had. 

White Factor (nwf/npt or nlp or npt/nlp) – you do not have to take the pt or lp genes, but they are available if you wish. You may only accept the heterozygous form of one or both pt and lp genes.

Lilac (nchL) – cannot be applied to a ChCh design, but can be applied to a nCh design.

Rare Locked Magic Type  A rare magic unlock allows your phae to have an out-of-herd magic (not including corrupted or an ultra-rare strain). If you have unlocked a secondary-magic, this unlock will give 1 out of herd and leaves the other as herd natural magic, unless you unlock them both as out of herd.

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.

Freakishly Tall  For ROE or HARPG characters only, to be applied to characters 3 and under – the character can grow up to 15hh for starters, or +1hh taller than the max between their parents for fawns!. These can only be used once per character; you cannot stack them!

To see a full list of traits, check out the morphology page.

Rare Pets ROE characters can acquire medium herbivorous non-native pets or small non-native carnivorous pets for rare bacon. Please see the pets section of the Elaphaea journals for more information on pets.

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.

 

Ultra-Rare Rewards

 

Ultra-Rare Design  For yourself, or you can gift one to another player! Check out the  Bacon & Token Designs pricing sheet for what counts as a “Ultra-Rare” design.
Ultra-Rare Mutation Ultra-rare mutations are genes that appear randomly on a phae’s genome and change their physical appearance. These can be added to bred fawn designs as long as the fawn meets each gene’s requirements. 

Lilac (chLchL) – a mutated form of champagne, lilac replaces the Ch gene with chL. Lilac must be homozygous to be expressed. It is also recessive to champagne, and cannot appear on a fawn whose parents are both homozygous for champagne (ChCh). On a bred fawn that inherits one copy of champagne (nCh), that gene may be mutated to chLchL.

White Factor (wfwf +/- npt or ptpt +/- nlp or lplp) – white factor create pinto markings (pt), appaloosa marking (lp) or pintaloosa markings (pt + lp). Depending on the expression you want, the pinto and leopard genes can be added or not. When present as wfwf, the phae will not express any pinto or appaloosa genes, as it must have the additional genes to modify the coat.

Watermarked (wawa) – changes the expression of the countershading, fawn and extended dun genes.

Adult BA Character Unlock Starters that are purchased with Born Advanced can only be made up to 3 years of age,  but with this unlock they can be any age!

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.

Adult Corrupted Character Unlock  Starters that have purchased Corrupted can only be made up to 3 years of age, but with this unlock they can be any age!

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.

Corrupted Magic  You may now buy your young (no older than three years old!) Phae Corrupted Magic! However, you may only apply corrupted magic to Born Advanced fawns before they are RPed, and normal born fawns before they turn 3 years old (and have not previously used magic). Phae with corrupt magic always start off as fawns no older than three years old! Please read this blog for more info: About ROE – Corrupted Magic

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.

Ultra-Rare Pets ROE characters can acquire medium native carnivores for ultra-rare bacon. Please see the pets section of the Elaphaea journals for more information on pets.

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.

Born Advanced For fawns (in-game or starters) of less than three years old and not yet RPed, you can spend this level of bacon to make them a Born Advanced with 60 magic points!

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.

Legendary Rewards

 

Divine Blessing or Curse  Divine Blessings and Curses come in a whole variety of shapes and sizes – most often they are sent from the Gods of Elaphaea themselves and take the form of a massive magic boost, along with the potential to have some interesting physical changes. However, there are some more nefarious influences in the Isles who might want to curse your Phae rather than bless them.

Blessings and curses don’t have to affect your Phae magic – they might turn them into a water breathing fish-monster, transform your Phae into a magnet for storms and lightning or even allow them to change shape!

If your Phae does get a magic boost, though, they will get pushed up to Legendary level magic. To find out more about Legendary level magic, visit the Skills journal here.

All Divine Blessings/Curses need lots of careful plotting behind them, so if you have an idea for something, read the Divine Blessing Journal for directions on how to submit your plotty plots and the mods will help your dream become reality – once you have enough bacon, that is 

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.

Cheat the death roll If your Phae is killed by a birth roll (twin roll or height difference roll), then you can use a Legendary Reward to save their life. This doesn’t mean they would be blessed or cursed by any god – simply that they get an extra dose of luck!
Remove a defect If your Phae rolls for infertility, injury or another defect due to a roll (twin roll, triplets roll, premature roll etc), a single defect may be removed from a single Phae with a legendary level purchase.
Triplets Your doe (or someone else’s doe) can have a bouncing trio of triplets after breeding – but beware! Triplets carry the same chance of death as twins for the mother and the fawns  This doesn’t mean that the mother or father of the fawns has been blessed or cursed – just that they were extra fertile that season!
Reincarnation After death, a Phae can return as a blank slate into the body of a fawn that was born at the exact time of their death (or at the beginning of the next birthing season if they die in Autumn/Winter). They will not have their old memories right away (if you choose for them to remember at all) and they may recall memories later as they age, up until adulthood when they may remember their old life in it’s entirety. This is not a blessing, and the gods are not involved in the reincarnation. You can backdate reincarnations if you like. Details can vary, so please contact the group to discuss your reincarnation plot before proceeding.

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.

Legendary Pets ROE characters can acquire medium non-native carnivores and large native carnivores for legendary bacon. Please see the pets section of the Elaphaea journals for more information on pets.

This reward only applies to the RoE RPG, not HARPG or OCs.


Claiming a Reward

To claim any bacon reward, all you you need to do is fill out the Bacon Purchase form! Follow the instructions in the form as you go through and viola! Our new bacon bank will automatically process your purchase for you!

Remember to check above if that specific purchase can be made for your character or design.

 

The exceptions to using this form are redeeming a Bacon/Token Design and purchasing a Divine Circumstance/Event. In both of these cases, mods will make your purchase for you upon the Bacon/token design’s or Divine Circumstance’s approval. To learn more about Bacon Designs go read the bacon and token designs page. Go to the Divine Circumstance/Event page to learn more about them!

 

You can look up your purchases and your bacon level with our nifty look-up tool!