Arcanights - Semi-Open Species (CUSTOMS OPEN!)

Posted 1 month, 26 days ago (Edited 7 days, 12 hours ago) by Ezri

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I've been working on these guys for a few months and I think I'm finally ready to get some feedback on them/start seeing if anyone's interested. I don't have any really nice, completed visual guides or anything like that, but I think there's enough information here if anyone wants to make their own. I'm always happy to answer questions and take feedback, too!

This is just me throwing a bunch of info and ideas out there, but if people are interested I'll be looking into making a world/masterlist and making more adoptables of them myself. I'd be thrilled if enough people liked it that we could make a community for rp and stuff but??? We'll see I guess!

ARCANIGHTS

Arcanights are magically created artificial beings who's souls are bound to tarot cards. They act as guides and guardians, bonding to one human and devoting their existence to helping their chosen partner in achieving their goals. 

Here's the species weebly for more information! 

A TYPICAL MINOR ARCANIGHT

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SOME VISUAL GUIDES

If you can't read my handwriting I'm really sorry 

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TYPES/RARITIES

TYPES|RARITIESCARDSTRAITSMYO
Minor Arcana | CommonNumbered cards (1-10) of all suitsAll basic traitsYES
Court Arcana | UncommonPage, Knight, Queen, King of all suits2 pairs of wings, larger horns, CoolerNO
Major Arcana | RareThe 21 cards in the Major Arcana3 pairs of wings, wildcard horns, CoolestNO


SEMI-OPEN?

All of the information and lore provided pertains to Minor Arcanights -- Arcanights who are born from cards of the minor arcana in the tarot. Anyone is free to make their own Minor Arcanight! 

You can make Minor Arcanights for yourself or a friend, but you cannot sell Arcanights as adoptables! 

I haven't decided what to do about the major arcana yet (the fool, the magician, etc.), but I feel that they'll be much rarer and distinct visually from any Minor Arcanights. I'm also unsure about making distinctions for court cards in the minor arcana (Pages, Knights, Queens, and Kings), so I'll ask that you refrain from making those until proper guidelines for them can be made. Court cards and the Major Arcana are the equivalent of uncommon and rare variations of the species, so they will be different visually. I'm just not sure how yet -- if anyone has any suggestions or ideas or anything like that, please tell me about them!


SO YEAH that's what I've got, thanks for reading all that if you read it all! Questions/feedback/complaints/whatever are welcome!


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Ooooo this is a neat idea! I love the idea of them bonding to a human and taking care of them that's so cute ; ^ ;

If it would be okay could i make my own? And if so what can of card could i use? If we can't use pages, knights ect

PomPaws Aah I'm glad you like them! ;u;/ You're welcome to make your own! I'd love to see them if you do.

Any of the numbered cards in all of the suits are fine to use! (so Ace through 10!). There can be multiples of any card, so there's no need to worry about repeats or anything like that either.

Ezri

Oh cool! Thank you for replying ^ ^ i will work on my own later after i finish some of my other MYOs

aaa I love the concept for these guys!! >W</  May I make my own? Although I'm kinda lost on which ones we can make ^^'

Perhaps for the difference, it could be something as bigger wings or having more wings (Similar to a seraphim? of sorts), more tails. Though you could make a twist to them, having some unique variants that only "evil" cards can have and some variants for the more happier ones. Perhaps for the fools/magician, they could have magic? some people may not know a lot about tarot cards or they could have never heard of them, having a reference  or doing some minor explanations on those may help.

 (I can't get to the doc, rip ;w;')

(O n O)... T-Tarot Cards as...  Species?! Now I'm seriously interested! Want one too but huh... Gotta wait til I have new laptop to make one.BT 

Tho if going for Tarot Cards... Should there be 'Reverse'/opposite cards too counteract there 'upside' one?... They can be corrupted or something.XD

Like Candyhigh said. Can't access to Doc w/o permission!D:

Sorry about the doc link, it should be fixed now! If it's still not working for anyone just let me know. I should work on putting a weebly or something together instead, anyway.

candyhigh Yes, please make your own! : D I added some links and a small chart to hopefully help with people knowing which cards they can use. I think the seraphim angle with extra wings is a good idea, I'll try to draw some stuff out for them! Extra magic for the Major arcana would be good too. Lots to think about!

MoonLotus-Hime I'm glad you're interested! ;u; candyhigh mentioned this as well, but I think having 'reversed' cards is a great idea! Maybe they'd be more of a curse -- like rather than helping someone, they dedicated their lives to sabotaging someone instead. Although I'd feel awful for anyone who got stuck with one of those, LMAO. I'd like for them to be visually different too, but my first cliche thought is to just give them batty wings instead of the normal feathered ones. Hmmm..

Ezri Ah now I see it. Thank for fix now. :>

Irony I have a Tarot Cards and a Guide book of it.X> Even my own OCs uses Tarot Cards... Tho depend on what their 'reverse' meaning if their 'upside' cuz not all are negative... For sure unless they know how twist and manipulate their chosen human if there's... I think.XD hmmm, maybe make color or pattern of wing be trait too?

Tho about trait. For Major Arcana... How about their Astrology: (Month)Sign and Planet the associated with?

ohhhh... i might make one for me n my friend cuz these are so cute!? :^0!!!

MoonLotus-Hime That's true, reversed meanings aren't always black and white... it's something to think about! I don't want to restrict wing colors much more than they already are, but I'll consider it!
Looking into the planets for the Major Arcana is a good idea too! I think each Major Arcanight will end up being pretty unique, so it's difficult to come up with hard rules for them. 

wion I'd love to see them if you make some!! : D


I'm working on some better visual guides when I can, by the way \ o / I'm glad people seem to like them!

Ezri


i made one for my friend airi ! im making one for my other friend xander then me :'''^0

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his color scheme is rose gold hehe, it's really quick... im making one rn!!! i'll edit them into the post when im done!

edit: xnders is done!!

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nother edit: limes is done!?

under spoilers for blood... the ten of swords crd is... getting stbbed w ten swords.... but its not like. gory so dont worry

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Ezri Yeah be sure separate which is 'good' and 'bad' card even if reverse. True, should leave color alone so more artistic freedom but give distinct 'sub-species' they are, beside coloring cards.X> 

Yep! So unique like other but bit more... For they they're one of high rank 'sub-species' thus rare or super rare. Which ever you see fit. 

Tho would like know their Strength and Weakness/Flaw(Fatality too?) plus Limitation to their Power/Ability, being Arcanights and also when they find their 'owner.' 

Hope that help you give more idea to your Arcanight!:>

wion OH GOSH what a cutie!! He looks great, I love the colors ; u ;

Ezri


ahhh!! thank you so much!! he's kind of rose gold based , nd i added another design to the post hehe :'''^0

wion AAHH I JUST SAW THE OTHER TWO they're all so good! ; ; I might doodle them if I get the chance, I'm a big fan~