Festival of Death



There was a sense of excitement as the decorations of orange flowers and small skulls were put up, adorning both the festival area and the homes of those who desired to do so. Everyone was curious to see the newborn Life, who hadn’t been seen since the fight against Her where she was reduced to a tiny glowing spirit.

It came as no surprise then that the festival area was even more filled with kukuris and people alike, and Death was already waiting for them there. Despite the restless murmurs, She remained her somber self and let people wander in before speaking. And it only took a single breath of Hers to silence the crowd.

“I never got to truly thank you for your efforts, raising against my sister’s wrath.”
She let her eyes wander on the crowd, the excited humans, the curious kukuris, and the slightly wary aquatics at the edges, not sure if they dared to step closer or not. In a slow, heavy motion she spread her wings… and bowed her head.
“To those who bear scars, to those who lost lives, to those who it brought purpose to, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. You have given me back something I thought I would never see, my sister.”
She let the crowd truly internalize Her words before lifting her head back up again. “I am aware that many of you desire to see Her, and I do too. However, please understand that Her life was long and filled with much pain, a wounded life should be let to rest. And…”
Letting her gaze wander in the festival area, the playgrounds and colorful flowers she let out almost a playful chuckle,
“This is not the environment that She would want to come back to. Dear to me, it is not the taste of my sister, and with you I have learned to embrace that difference between us. There is much I want to show Her, this is true, but I feel it should be done in honor of Her instead of desire of mine.”


From the festival crowds she turned her gaze into the distance, where the old coliseum of Life could barely be seen. The coliseum Death herself had died over as Life attacked those within it, the coliseum where she had trained with everyone to attain this specific moment. The conflict of emotions felt almost bittersweet as she turned back to the crowd.

“When we were young, she built the coliseum not only for fight, but also games to test strength and power. In our absence, it is barely holding on, and we have put it under much stress. For Her to return, I feel we should truly give Her a show of desiring to improve.”
Her face turned into a motherly smile, soft and gentle.
“I have seen the teamwork of everyone here first hand. Do you not think it is time to give Her coliseum a second chance as well?”




Week 2 Countdown:


April 21st, 2024 - 11AM PST, 9pm UTC+3


General Rules


► If you do not own a kukuri, you may use a starter.

► You may only enter once per week to receive a feather - however, you can do another entry just for lore and receive the FP bonus

► Rewards will be redeemed at the end of the event.

► Entries can be collaborated between two members; both participants will receive a feather.
►►► Only one collab partner has to submit the entry to the thread!
►►► If entries are collaborated, there must be two kukuri present at least (1 per each person).
►►► You may collab for both a feather and a lore entry, however, if you have already done one, you cannot do it with another person (i.e if you have recieved a feather for that week, you may not collab with someone else for their feather)

► A Kukuri can use magic in the event.

► It is good practice to save links for every entry so that you can easily redeem awards at the end!


Magic Rules


► Your kukuri is allowed to portray magical powers in entries! As long as it's clearly magical, it's allowed (for example elemental powers like fire, water, ice, earth, lightning, darkness, light, poison, wind etc). You can't fully cover your whole kukuri in an element, only partially (we still must be able to tell which kukuri it is). Limbs and horns can be covered in elemental power as long as the kukuri is otherwise recognisable

► Kukuri is not allowed to portray extra body parts like wings, tentacles, extra limbs, extra tails etc. Furthermore, your kukuri cannot erase limbs using elemental powers.

► Your kukuri can create illusion of itself, but not fully visible clone. We must be able to tell which kukuri in the entry is the real one, so make the other one magical! We also allow spiritual and ghost forms

► Kukuri is allowed to be able to fly, but it must have visible visual effects other than floating in air
► Your kukuri can't shrink or enlarge in size!


Art Rules
► At least 1 Kukuri must show as full body (two if you are collaborating) (75% showing)

► Colored, and shaded with a background

► Needs to be set in or around the coliseum. (can be outside or near by so long as its related to the prompt)

► Festival decorations should be present (these can include: Flower garlands; Lanterns, candles, firefly jars or other lights; Ribbons; Booths; Statues of Death or Life; Significant amounts of flower petals; Skulls and/or many feathers)

Literature Rules
► Entires should be a minimum of 900 words - for every additional kukuri there should be +200 words added, making two kukuris a minimum of 1100 words, 3 kukus would need 1300 words and so on.

► All Kukuris should be presented fairly evenly

► Needs to be set in or around the coliseum. (can be outside or near by so long as its related to the prompt)

► Festival decorations should be present (these can include: Flower garlands; Lanterns, candles, firefly jars or other lights; Ribbons; Booths; Statues of Death or Life; Significant amounts of flower petals; Skulls and/or many feathers)

► 50% of the story should focus on the prompt itself


The Festivities


The event will last 5 weeks, and during this event, your kukuri is able to portray magic in official entries! All of the prompts will be visible from the start. You can do only one entry each week for reward, but you can also do one additional entry for lore each week! It will not receive a feather reward, but will be rewarded with unique flavor text and FP bonus!

You can do any prompt at any time you want!
You may only do a prompt once!

For each entry you do get +2FP event bonus!

Each weeks ends on Sunday at 6pm GMT! The whole event closes on 12th of May.


The Prompts



Each main prompt has 2 sub prompts. You may do BOTH sub-prompts; i.e "Lets Break Some Stuff (a)" and "Lets Break Some Stuff (b)" count as different prompts
The second sub-prompt is designed with collabs in mind. It allows for, and encourages friendly competition!


Let's break some stuff: The start of any renovation project is arguably the most entertaining part… breaking things. You can't put up new walls without removing the old ones, and what is that? Throw it out! The first steps in the coliseum’s facelift… is to wreck the place!
a) Draw or write about your kukuri helping demolish parts of the coliseum. Do they decide that a particular wall simply had to go? Maybe those columns are just too out of style? Whatever it is… it's time to get rid of it!

b) Draw or write about your kukuri showing off their strength or magic to destroy parts of the coliseum. Do they try to impress someone? Maybe they are competing for the top “Demo expert” title?


Clear out the Dust: There are parts of this old Coliseum that havent been used in a long time… and with all that demolition the parts that ARE used are dirty too. It's time to sweep up and dust off!
a) Draw or write about your kukuri cleaning up after the demo team… do they choke on the dust? Perhaps they turn it into a game?

b) Draw or Write about your kukuri racing to clean their area the fastest! Do they miss a lot of spots or were they flawless? Did they get the hardest to remove debris slowing them down?


From the ground up: Now that the site is clear of the destroyed walls and items, it's time to rebuild… to make the coliseum that much better. Walls need to be built, new racing obstacles or fighting arenas are in order. Lets finish that facelift!
a) Draw or write about your kukuri helping to rebuild the coliseum. Do they help with the new race track? Maybe they help restructure the walls? Or do they get covered in concrete and need rescuing?

b) Draw or write about your kukuri helping with new aquatic or aerial friendly battle stadiums and race tracks Do they help test it? Maybe they are the local aquatic that everyone asks for advice?


The fine details: The majority of the work is done… but you cant call a remodel finished until the finer details are added. Decorations… banners… and some more dangerous and pointy things. Well... this IS Life’s coliseum, some things are bound to be dangerous.
a) Draw or write about your kukuri decorating the newly rebuilt coliseum. Do they hang new banners? Are they a little more in favor of danger and arrange various weapons in the battle stadium?

b) Noita is your judge. Draw or write about your kukuri competing against others to win noita’s favor when decorating an area of the coliseum. Do they get covered in too much glitter? Do they impress the judgemental aerial?


Remembrance: The festival wouldn't be complete without taking the time to remember those that are no longer with us… and this year we also must take the time to honor Life herself; as such, in addition to Death’s traditional statue, a Statue of Life has been added to the festival grounds.
a) Draw or write about your kukuri honoring those that are no longer with us. Do they visit Death’s statue? Life’s? What gift do they bring to the statues?

b) Draw or write about your kukuri offering a gift to either statue. Do they bring skulls and flowers to Death? Weapons or armor pieces to Life’s? Do they visit both?


Companions: As with previous years, to celebrate the taming of the shroomies… now is also a time to spend with your familiars. To play with them, or simply relax… those little friends of ours do more for us then we sometimes give them credit for… so time to thank them.
a) Draw or write about your kukuri spending time with their familiars. Do they enjoy a nice meal together? Maybe they play some games, or simply sleep in the warm sun?

b) Draw or write about your kukuri's familiars competing against other familiars. Does a flying shroomie race a Ra'Kae to see who’s faster? Maybe a Muni and a Mokta compete for how many things they can find!



Posting your entry


Remember that you may post only one entry per week for a feather - whether it is a single entry or taking part in a collab! Make sure to fill all the parts of the form correctly! Failure to do so will delay your entry being rolled.
All entries rolled are eligible for +2 FP event bonus for all kukuris present/showing enough!

Link to the entry:
Collab partner: (use the @ username. If it's not a collab, you can erase this)
Official links to the Kukuris in the entry: (link to at least one of the kukuri in the entry, max of 3)
Prompt: (The name of the prompt you chose: i.e "Companions [a]")
Link to the admin comment of previous entry: (delete this part if this is not a correction)
Submit entries here



Previous Weeks:
Week 1 |


In addition to the prizes below, we will be hosting a semi-custom raffle for all members who claim their awards!

Tiny Basket
1 Feather

1 x Dimensional ticket
1 x Scroll of Alteration
1 x Small accessory blueprint
3 x Rainbow dye
1 x Background set - The Festival of Death
1 x Dividation potion
2,000 Cr
Small Basket
2 Feather

2 x Dimensional ticket
1 x Background set - The Festival of Death
1 x Shroomie familiar (pick variation)
3 x Rainbow dye
1 x Scroll of Alteration
1 x Small accessory blueprint
1 x Dividation potion
1 x Animal friend item (pick variation)
1 x Timeshift Syrup
5,000 Cr
Medium Basket
4 Feather

3 x Dimensional ticket
1 x Background set - The Festival of Death
2 x Shroomie familiar (pick variations)
6 x Rainbow dye
2 x Scroll of Modification
2 x Small accessory blueprint
1 x Large accessory blueprint
2 x Dividation potion
1 x Animal friend item (pick variation)
2 x Item set (pick variation)
1 x Timeshift Syrup
1 x Supper Swapper potion
7,000 Cr


Large Basket
5 Feather

5 x Dimensional ticket
1 x Background set - The Festival of Death
3 x Small accessory blueprint
2 x Large accessory blueprint
3 x Scroll of Modification
1 x Shroomie familiar
1 x Flying Shroomie familiar
1 x Aquatic Shroomie familiar

6 x Rainbow dye
3 x Dividation potion
2 x Animal friend item (pick variation)
2 x Item set (pick variation)
1 x Timeshift Syrup
1 x Supper Swapper potion
2 x Safe nest potion
1 x Background set of your choosing
10,000 Cr


CLAIM AWARDS HERE