Solstice and Equinox Events

Twice a year the solstices and equinoxes can be observed around the globe. (Four yearly observations total, two solstices and two equinoxes)
Quirlicorns gain their magic from the sun and moon respectively and as a result can experience magic they have not yet earned and access their regional transformations during each solstice and equinox.  

Your Quirlicorn may celebrate their respective solstice (summer or winter) or equinox (spring or autumn), though please be mindful of your regions and what parts of the world are currently in Summer and which are in Winter.  For more information on what magics and transformations are available see our Regional Transformations page

Fall Equinox 2021

Theme: Zombie Apocalypse 

Below is a short story to go along with this event.  If reading isn’t your cup of tea or you simply would prefer to skip over it, you are more than welcome to do so.  Simply follow the theme for this event, and include the specified Deity and/or Group Horse in your entry for the special magic reward.  

On the eve of the Equinox Aberfa curled up tightly in her favorite sleeping spot, eagerly awaiting the celebrations to come the following day. When she went to sleep that night, she expected pleasant dreams of milder temperatures, leaves changing colors, and pumpkin carvings.
With the Equinox being a major celebration in the Quirliverse anything but ringing it in on a pleasant note was unacceptable.
Unfortunately for her, the dreams that visited Aberfa that night could be described in many ways, but positive was not one of them. She spent the night tossing and turning, with what looked to be a concerned look on her face. This definitely wasn’t the relaxed sleep she had anticipated.
When morning sun gently kissed the large mare’s face, her eyes shot open as if something had startled her. “It’s coming!” she exclaimed while pushing herself up on her hooves. “We need to be ready.”
Determined, she spread her enormous wings and took to the sky in search of one of her trusted underlings.

The Quirliverse was silent aside from the swish of Aberfa’s wings. Her shadow traveled along the mountainsides as she flew past. Below creatures big and small were slowly starting their day, no doubt thinking Aberfa was getting an early start ringing in the Equinox.  Little did they know, things were quite awry and Aberfa was frantic in trying to find the right help.

Aberfa’s wings, spread wide, allowing her to glide to a gentle descent.  Harsh landings simply weren’t her style, even if things seemed dire.  

“Valentine!”  “Get up, I need your help with something.”  Aberfa nudged the sleeping stallion with her hoof. “I know you can hear me, now get up already!”.  

Valentine let out a grumble and reluctantly cracked just one eye open.  “Come back tomorrow, I’m not interested in celebrations.” He turned his head away and pulled one of his wings over it to block out the light. 
Aberfa cocked an eyebrow and gave the grumpy stallion a swift kick to the ass.  “I told you, I need your help with something, now get up before I take away your ability to sleep completely!” 

Valentine begrudgingly got himself upright and dusted off the hoof print on his butt.  “You didn’t have to kick me, that was really rude.”  he mumbled. 

“So, what exactly do you need my help with?” Aberfa had his full attention now. 
“The Zombie Apocalypse is coming, I need you to get everyone prepared for battle.”  “If you know how to make any anti zombie potions, be sure to get on that too.”  

 

Valentine paused before giving Aberfa some serious side-eye.  “You can’t be serious, we may live in a land of magic but zombies aren’t a thing here.”  

“Don’t look at me like that, you know I wouldn’t come to you with something like this if it weren’t true.”  “I had a dream last night, everyone I knew turned into zombies.”  “The land was decaying too.”  Aberfa lowered her voice to something just above a whisper “Given that I had this dream on the eve of the Equinox, I believe it’s a prophetic dream.”  She closed her eyes and let out a sigh.  “Something is very wrong in the Quirliverse and we need to stop it!”  

 

Valentine took a moment to consider the information presented to him.  Certainly Aberfa was being truthful about not making this up, no matter how absurd it sounded. If this was indeed a prophetic dream, it would be important to put as many provisions in place to protect ourselves from turning into zombies.  There was no doubt in his mind that he’d be on board to help anyway he could.  

“Okay, I’ll help, but you owe me for this!” he grumbled grumpily.  

Aberfa smiled “I knew I could count on you!” 

 

Together they worked on preparations on how to best spread the word and teach everyone how to make anti zombie potions.  If the Zombie Apocalypse was coming, Quirlicorns would be ready!

All Entries that include Aberfa or Valentine will also receive Aberfa’s Gift “Anti Zombie”.  

Requirements:

  • Any discipline is welcome 
  • Riders and tack are optional
  • display your Quirlicorn preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse  
  • keep your Quirlicorns region in mind when choosing magic and transformations 
  • Only Quirlicorns may enter this show, no other breeds will be allowed, sorry
  • You may only display magic and transformations which you will unlock as your Quirlicorn levels so choose wisely! 
  • You may enter one or all of your Quirlicorns but you are only eligible for participation prizes once during this show.
  • Your entry must be new and for this show
  • Tracing is allowed though we encourage you to try putting your best effort in without the need of tracing
  • Visual, literature, and anthro entries welcome!
  • You must cite any stock or resources used in the artists comment section of your entry
  • ALL Quirlicorns entered in the show get an automatic +2 Chime points 

Please link to each Quirlicorn’s log in your entry.  If the log is not linked we can not guarantee that Aberfa’s Gift will be added to them.  

Prizes:

Everyone:
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2nd
3rd

Deadline: November 22, 2021

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Please be sure to post your completed Solstice entry to our official Fall Equinox 2021 thread, OR as a Note to our DeviantArt Group before the deadline! 

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Spring Equinox 2021

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Winter Solstice 2020

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