So you’re interested in making a Phae as an in the Elaphaea Archipelagoes? Awesome! Welcome to the game! First, let’s do some essentials:
- Join the group on DeviantArt – this will make sure you receive the group’s general announcements and be able to submit designs and classifieds.
- Read the entirety of this page & all the information under the Welcome page!
- Make sure you have read the How to get a Phae page especially! That has information on how to get a design.
- You’ll also want to read everything under the main “TEA” tab to get an idea of the world. It is a lot of reading so be sure to take your time.
What are TEA Phae?
Phae who live in the ARPG world known as the Elaphaea Archipelago. This world lives under it’s own preset rules and is occupied by five different herds in addition to renegades who have no particular allegiances. Each herd has its own unique personality and feel, so be sure to read up on them to decide where you want your character to go!
Character Creation Process
1. Get a Design
Make sure to go read the How to get a Phaepage, as that is the starting point of all character creation in Elaphaea.
2. Starting Point
Every Phae needs a reference to get started.
- Create their visual reference. This can be commissioned or drawn yourself.
- Copy and paste the form below into your Phae’s profile. You may add more, but must include all fields listed below somewhere.
- Fill in the blanks with your Phae’s information.
Easy peasy, right?! If you need help, just note the group and someone will help you out.
Each starter character submitted to the group is allowed to start off with some craftable accessories that must be registered in your character’s inventory upon submission. You can choose between:
2 Large Items (e.g. a cloak)
3 Medium Items (e.g. a Capelet, leather canon boots, a metal neck cuff)
4-5 Small items (a necklace, earrings count as 1, bracelet, tail cuff etc)
To combine items you must follow the rule of thumb that two of a smaller item fills one slot of a larger item (e.g. you can have a character with 1 medium item AND 4 small items as 2 small items count as 1 medium item).
Items that require Master or Legendary crafting to make, also take up two slots of the items that size (e.g. armour would take BOTH large item slots)
Step 1: Get a Character Reference
Open up your art program, grab your pens and pencils, or contact your favorite artist and create a drawing of your Phae! You can customize their build, mane/tail style and antler shape, but their colors, markings, ears, mane, and tail type must reflect their accepted design. Some appearance options are restricted and can only be applied with a Bacon or Token purchase – a staff member will let you know if you’ve accidentally added a rare trait in the next step.
When you’re happy with the image, upload it to DeviantArt and put the profile form shown below into the artist comments.
Step 2: Copy and Paste Profile Form
Name: (and nickname, if they have one)
Height: (in hands)
Design Sheet: (link to approved design sheet)
Personality: (include strengths, weaknesses, relationships, must include up to three traits)
Appearance: (include trinkets, scars, etc.)
History: (a minimum of three sentences are needed to count!)
Agility: 00 [level]
Endurance: 00 [level]
Fortitude: 00 [level]
Inborn Magic: 00 [level]
Learned Magic: 00 [level]
Herbology: 00 [level]
Crafting: 00 [level]
List your RPs and stat gain here.
Mane type: (if they have an uncommon mane, please list that here, if not, please put normal)
Tail type: (if they have an uncommon tail, please list that here, if not, please put normal)
Ear type: (if they have uncommon ears, please list that here, if not, please put normal)
Height type: (if they are uncommonly or freakishly tall, list that here, if not, please put normal)
Token or Bacon Purchases:
(please list any token or bacon purchases you wish to apply to your character or have already applied to your character here)
Character Inventory Tracker Link:
(please insert a link to this character’s inventory tracker)
Reputation Points: 00 (please remove if character is not residing in Dawnspire)
Step 3: Fill out the Profile
On your Phae’s design, there will be a section with “Phenotype” and “Genotype”. Copy and paste those parts into the corresponding blanks on your profile section.
Additionally, be sure to note if your character has any uncommon or rare species traits in the “Height type”, “Mane type,” “Tail type,” and “Ear type” sections. If your Phae does not have any of these, you should just write “normal” or “none.” Despite OCs having more freedom than either HARPG or RoE, they are still required to make bacon or token purchases for rare species traits.
After your character’s information is all done, submit the deviation to DeviantArt and then submit it to the Realm of Elaphaea group under the appropriate herd references folder.
3. Wait for profile acceptance
After you submit your character profile, the herd mod will review your character and give you any feedback or updates that they might need. Remember a mod is here to help and they are just doing their jobs! Everyone should be polite and courteous throughout the character acceptance process.
Once your profile is accepted, you can start using your new Phae!
4. What’s next?
Now you’re eligible to start drawing and roleplaying your Phae! Yay! Continue reading the webpages listed under this category to see what you can do with your Phae!