How to Breed a Phae

Please note that these are the general breeding rules for Phae and some variety may exist depending on the universe (RoE, HARPG, or OC) the parents exist within. Please see the respective universe breeding pages for those details.

 

Step One: Find some Parents

Find a stag and doe of breedable age. This can be a stag and doe that:

  1. Both belong to you
  2. Both belong to other players that have agreed for you to use their Phae
  3. One belongs to you and one to another player that has agreed for you to use their Phae

 

Additionally, both parents must:

  1. Be registered with the Realm of Elaphaea group. One, or both, parents cannot be non-playable characters (NPCs)
  2. Be sexually and mentally mature (5 years old is our rule of thumb)
  3. Have a roleplay accepted into the group. This applies to RoE, HARPG, and OC phae

 

If you don’t have a phae yourself, you can…

  • Check references for phae in the group to see if any have an ‘open’ breeding status
  • Send a note to your friends asking if they might consider lending you their phae for breeding
  • Create a ‘wanted’ journal advertising and asking for a suitable stag and doe for your breeding
  • Reply to a journal offering a breeding to a stag or a doe

 

Remember: Be polite to other members about breedings, and if the owner of the phae you want to breed says no, please respect that and ask somebody else instead! Additionally, please don’t go spamming lots of users with breeding requests. Read character profiles thoroughly and check player journals for available phae.

 

Step Two: Create a Breeding Proof

The Breeding proof is exactly what it says on the tin – proof that the breeding took place! This can be any of the following:

  • A roleplay between the two phae which leads up to the deed – remember to follow the group and dA’s rules about mature content if you decide to go into the deed itself!
  • A roleplay where the doe mentions what has happened, or thinks about how she’s now pregnant – this can be a story with just the doe, or the doe and others
  • An image of the doe and stag together in a suitably romantic pose
  • Anything else that essentially proves the breeding took place!

 

Breeding proofs may be literature or artwork based roleplays. Literature breeding proofs should be 400 words minimum and artwork based breeding proofs should be a colored headshot with background at minimum.

 

Step 3: Submit your Breeding Request

In order to keep the design and breeding mods organized, we’ve made a handy dandy Google Form for members to use to submit breedings! Follow the steps as outlined on the form.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE BREEDING SUBMISSION FORM.

 

Make sure that:

  • both parents have an accepted reference
  • both parents have an accepted roleplay
  • your breeding has been submitted to the group.
    • your breeding will not be confirmed unless the image is accepted!
  • you have submitted your request properly with all required fields

 

Step 4: Await Breeding Confirmation

If all is well, a breeding mod will leave a comment on your breeding proof with a date of birth! If anything is off, however, we may ask you to edit or change a few things. There may be a delay in receiving a confirmation comment if one or both of the parents is awaiting an Advanced Magic Check – but you can check this spreadsheet for past and present breedings in case you start to worry that a breeding did not go through.

 

Step 5: Design your Fawn

As soon as the breeding is confirmed, you can start to design your fawn on our fawn lineart. Check out the How to Design a Fawn page for more info! After the design is approved, you can still change details such as name and sex, but not the phenotype, genotype or design.

 

If you need help designing your baby, you can always ask around the group or put up a journal asking for help – many members love designing phae and will be happy to help out!

 

Step 6: Create a Reference

Once your design has been approved by our Design Mods, you can create a reference for your new baby! To create your baby phae, follow the instructions listed on the appropriate universe’s page:

 

As soon as their confirmed birthdate is passed you can submit your fawn’s reference to the group! 

 

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Twins, Height Differences and More

Certain breedings carry higher risks than others. These risks could range from birth defects, to disorders or death. We use a Random Number Generator (RNG) to decide if there are complications.

 

Twins or Triplets

Does have the option of having twins or triplets. Having twins carries a high risk for both the mother and fawns:

  • 20% chance the mother will die when giving birth
  • 20% chance the mother will become infertile/suffer complications when giving birth
  • 20% chance of death for each fawn
  • 20% chance of complications/ill health for each fawn

 

Having Triplets bring an even higher risk!

  • 30% chance the mother will die when giving birth
  • 20% chance the mother will become infertile/suffer complications when giving birth
  • 30% chance of death for each fawn
  • 20% chance of complications/ill health for each fawn

 

If you are absolutely dead-set on having a pair of twins, make sure you check that box when submitting the form in Step 3. The player of the mother of the fawns MUST be the one to send the breeding note for twins or triplets. This is to ensure that the player understands and accepts the risks to their character.

 

The result of the RNG will be posted in the breeding confirmation comment received in Step 4. Once the RNG has been rolled, the result cannot be undone. So, if your doe dies giving birth, it’s too late to change your mind unless you have certain bacon rewards or tokens available to apply. These are listed on the Bacon or Tokens pages.

Height Differences

When a very large manstag breeds with a small and dainty doelady, the poor little flower may not be able to cope with the stresses of producing such a large baby. This condition is called dystocia. In the real world, large babies can cause serious complications even for humans – and we have modern medicine to help with giving birth!

 

If you breed a doe to a stag who is 5hh or more taller than her, you risk the following:

  • 20% chance the mother will die when giving birth
  • 20% chance the mother will become infertile/suffer complications when giving birth
  • 20% chance of death for the fawn
  • 20% chance the fawn will suffer from complications/ill health

 

If you do decide to breed a much taller stag to a much smaller doe, you will be informed by one of our Breeding Mods what the result of the RNG is. Once the RNG has been rolled, the result cannot be undone, eg if your doe dies giving birth, it’s too late to change your mind!

 

What about tall does and small stags?

Because the fawn she’ll be carrying is that much smaller than her, the doe won’t suffer any complications – and neither would the fawn. Hooray!

Premature Fawns

Fawns may be specified as “premature”, and will be born before they are entirely ready. These fawns will be born one IRL week earlier than other fawns conceived on the same day, and will come with a minor defect rolled by RNG. You can find the premature defects listed in the Illnesses, Diseases and Conditions guide.

 

Fawns Born to Older Does

Does begin to lose fertility at age 35 and lose it entirely by the age of 40. A fawn conceived by a doe between these ages will come with a minor defect rolled by RNG. These defects are the same as the premature defects listed in the Illnesses, Diseases and Conditions guide.

 

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Extra Rolls

Want to try your luck at getting something extra tasty to add on top of your fawn? These rolls might be for you! These rolls do not carry risk unlike the rolls above, but some have specific criteria to meet. All the following rolls are totally optional. For example, if one of your fawns rolls for freakishly tall, you can decide whether or not your fawn will display that trait as long as the fawn has not yet been registered.

 

Inheritance Rolls

Some uncommon or rare traits that can be purchased with bacon or tokens for phae also have a chance of being passed to their offspring. These are rolled randomly and fawns have a higher chance of inheriting a trait if both parents display the same trait! Inheritance rolls only apply when a parent displays one of the following traits.

 

The traits that a fawn can inherit:

  • Uncommonly Tall
  • Freakishly Tall
  • Uncommon Mane
  • Rare Mane
  • Brindle
  • Chimera (fertile or infertile)
  • Uncommon Tail
  • Uncommon Ears
  • Albino

 

One of the parents must have one of these traits for the fawn to be eligible to inherit it! The chance of inheriting a trait is as follows:

  • 25% if one parent has one of the above
  • 50% chance if both parents have the same trait

 

For Chimera, they roll a chance to inherit their parent’s fertility as well!

  • 5% if one parent is a fertile chimera
  • 10% if both parents are a fertile chimera

 

For example, if one parent has brindle and the other uncommonly tall, the fawn has 25% chance of inheriting either of these. BUT if both the parents are uncommonly tall, the fawn has 50% of inheriting uncommonly tall. When it comes to Uncommon manes, tails, and ears, the fawn will inherit the type the parent has – in the event both parents have different uncommon features, then you may pick which one the fawn inherits.

 

Important notes:

  • Traits stick to the design, not just the character! If an uncommon or rare trait is inherited, it can be displayed on any form of that design in any universe.
  • Brindle can only be present on the fawn if they inherit grey, roan or sooty from a parent.

 

If you rolled a trait through inheritance but chose not to keep it, please make it clear on the design that you wish you discard the roll!

 

Random Rolls

Feeling a bit adventurous? You can elect to have your fawn rolled to potentially receive an uncommon or rare trait! There is no guarantee that anything will be rolled, but it is always fun to try! As with other rolls, these are entirely optional and if you do not like the roll you receive, you do not have to keep it.

 

The following traits can be rolled for:

  • Uncommonly Tall
  • Freakishly Tall
  • Uncommon Mane (any type)
  • Uncommon Tail (any type)
  • Uncommon Ears (any type)
  • Rare Mane (any type)

 

The chance of rolling a Random Trait is as following:

  • 25% overall
    • 1-3 Rare mane
    • 4-7 Uncommon mane
    • 8-12 Uncommon Tail
    • 13-17 Uncommon Ears
    • 18-22 Uncommonly Tall
    • 23-25 Freakishly Tall

 

Important notes:

  • Traits stick to the design, not just the character! If an uncommon or rare trait is inherited, it can be displayed on any form of that design in any universe.

 

If you rolled for a random roll but choose not to keep it, please make clear on the design that you wish you discard the roll!

 

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Reclaiming Fawns

Under certain conditions, we allow the owners of a fawn’s parents to reclaim designs. When breeding a fawn from another player’s character, you are automatically agreeing to this group policy.

 

While we understand that it is hard to see a baby from your phae inactive, we ask that parent players be patient and understanding with the fawn’s owner. Make sure you check with them and have a conversation before you do a reclaim so that someone isn’t surprised out of the blue with their fawn being taken.

 

Outside of these two policies, the group does not and will not perform offspring reclaims. If a fawn has a registered reference, but the owner goes inactive, that character is owned by that player and we will not remove them from their owner’s ownership.

 

Mother’s Rights

 

To make sure that every fawn baby is active and loved, we have a ‘Mother’s Rights’ policy. If:

  • there is no fawn design posted six months after the fawn’s confirmed birth date OR
  • the fawn has no reference posted a year after of their confirmed birth date

 

Then the owner of the fawn’s mother has the right to ‘reclaim’ the fawn. This means they can decide whether the breeding was successful, if the mother miscarried, or they can reclaim the fawn as an active character and choose to play it themselves.

 

If you would like to put Mother’s Rights into play on a fawn that your doe has given birth to, then please send a note titled “Mother’s Rights” to the group making sure you include the following form:

Dam: (include a link to the phae’s reference)

Sire: (include a link to the phae’s reference)

Breeding Proof: (include a link to the breeding proof)

Fawn Design (if one has been created):

What do you want to do with this fawn?: (please choose from: breeding was not successful, mother fell pregnant but miscarried, claim as my own character)

 

Father’s Rights

If a fawn has no reference and Mother’s Rights have not been put into play more than a year after the fawn’s due date, then Father’s Rights come into play.

 

The Father’s owner cannot decide that a fawn has died, breeding was unsuccessful or there was a miscarriage – however they can reclaim the fawn to play as their own character.

 

If you would like to put Father’s Rights into play on a fawn that your stag has fathered, then please send a note titled “Father’s Rights”  to the group making sure you include the following form:

Dam: (include a link to the phae’s reference)

Sire: (include a link to the phae’s reference)

Breeding Proof: (include a link to the breeding proof)

Fawn Design (if one has been created):