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
Winter Solstice 2022
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.
Theme: Get Sporty with Winter Sports!
“Floaty! FloatyBoat! We need your help!”
“Hunh, what?” Floaty, who had been living true to his name and floating on his back and staring at the sky startled, splashing for a few seconds before realizing the Icy Region Deity swam in front of him.
“Oh, Haukea! Lovely to see you, do you see those clouds? Those one’s look like bunnies!” Floaty said with a grin.
Haukea sighed, but took the time to look and nodded. “Yes, yes they do. Since you seem to have nothing else to do however, we need your help,” she replied, gesturing to the shore where King stood.
“Sure, what’s up?” Floaty asked, tilting his head.
“It’s the Solstice! And this year we are making sure we stay active. The winter months can make it hard to keep in shape, and well. I admit I have eaten too many cookies, and could use a good workout,” Haukea explained.
“So….” Floaty trailed off, and Haukea nodded.
“Winter Sports! There are so many good things you can do in the winter. Snowboarding, skijoring, hockey, all kinds of things! So I need you and King to go and help me let everyone know the plan,” Haukea grinned.
“Awesome!” Floaty exclaimed, already making for the shore.
King didn’t look entirely pleased to be working alongside Floaty, but she was used to Haukea calling upon her after the last Solstice.
“Did you catch all that, King?” Haukea asked as they came to the shore.
“Yeah, I got it,” King replied, a bit grumpily. “Bring on the Solstice cheer round two, wahoo.”
Haukea smiled at King’s less than enthusiastic response. It was in stark contrast to Floaty’s nearly bouncing energy over the task.
“Here is the plan. You will go to the Swamps, the Desert and the Mountains. I’ll take Icy, Windy and Plains,” King turned to Floaty and said in her no-nonsense way. “Feel free to stop into the other regions if you want.”
“Sounds good!” Floaty agreed with an enthusiastic nod. “I can’t wait to bring on the Solstice spirit!”
“That makes one of us,” King muttered then tossed her mane. “Don’t take too long, we have a lot of ground to cover in preparation.”
“Aye, aye captain!” Floaty said with a salute, before trotting off down a road he seemed to pick at random. King huffed an annoyed sigh and followed on behind, muttering under her breath a bit.
As they headed off, Haukea smiled with anticipation. It was going to be a great Solstice! But maybe she should call upon Jagmeet… just in case there were any injuries. She didn’t want Anevay’s level of chaos to happen after all.
All in all, Haukea hoped for a wonderful (and injury free!) Solstice filled with winter fun! But first… maybe a few more cookies.
All Entries that include Haukea, Floaty Boat, or King will also receive Haukea’s Gift “Snowball Fling“.
- Any discipline is welcome
- Riders and tack are optional
- display your Quirlicorn doing Winter Sports
- 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
- Collaborations are not allowed, all work submitted should be your own
Please link to each Quirlicorn’s log in your entry. If the log is not linked we can not guarantee that Haukea’s Gift will be added to them.
Deadline: February 20th, 2023
Please be sure to post your completed Solstice entry to our official Winter Solstice 2022 thread, OR as a Note to our DeviantArt Group before the deadline!
Previous Solstice and Equinox Events:
Fall Equinox 2022
Fall Equinox 2022 Summer was lingering in the air as temperatures and humidity remained well above average over most of the Quirliverse. Halo checked the
Summer Solstice 2022
Fall Equinox 2022 It’s been a crazy year so far, Anevay was scratching her head trying to decide how best to celebrate this year’s Summer
Spring Equinox 2022
Spring Equinox 2022 The Spring Equinox was upon the Quirliverse as Frysil was getting ready to start the celebrations. Before he was able to however,
Winter Solstice 2021
Winter Solstice 2021 Things finally seemed to have calmed a bit in the Quirliverse. What with Anevay’s chaos over the Summer Solstice, followed by Aberfa’s
Fall Equinox 2021
Fall Equinox 2021 Theme: Zombie Apocalypse On the eve of the Equinox Aberfa curled up tightly in her favorite sleeping spot, eagerly awaiting the celebrations
Summer Solstice 2021
Summer Solstice 2021 The days have been becoming increasingly longer in the northern hemisphere, as we prepare for the summer solstice to arrive. Things have