SPECIAL EVENTS

A chronological lis of special events we've had on the site. These events usually fall outside of the normal storyline and have their own monsters, areas, quests and wardrobe items. Below you'll find a small retelling of what each event:

2017   Sept 14th - Sept 18th
TICO WEEK
COSTA RICA
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

On September 15th Costa Rica celebrates its Independence Day. To commemorate this we hosted Tico Week, a special mini event that ran from September 14th until the 18th.
Tico Wignows arrived all over the valley and when defeated, these coffee addicted monsters, dropped colored leaves and a pure essence in the form of a coffee bean. Collecting these craft materials allowed you to make your very own Avatar wardrobe items: Tico Shoes and Chonete hat - a hat traditional to Costa Rica.
2017   Jul 1st - Aug 5th  
UURWALL
CAMP NANO

The July 2017 Untu Hunt took place in Uurwall mansion, home of Uurwall Uzgot, famous tailor to the Traveling Circus of Tempestad. After the unfortunate events of the last Untu Hunt where rebel Untus stayed in the valley and ended up creating a massive Golem that almost destroyed the entire valley, the Untu Captain invited the Oge-Mai warriors to Uurwall Mansion as a means of an apology.


Once there Uurwall Uzgot would craft commissioned wardrobe pieces for the brave warriors, but things did not go as planned.


Uurwall Uzgot miss timed the arrival of its guests and greeted them as a lake dwelling monster that needed to be kept asleep in the dungeon so that it wouldn't hurt anyone. The entire community set about gathering materials for a giant cauldron potion brew which would heal Uurwall. While brewing the potion Uurwall woke from its slumber and took hostage three Untu in the dungeon.

A coordinated attack took place to free the trapped Untu and eventually heal Uurwall through a global community challenge of 1,000,000 words. The community was able to brew the potion, free the three trapped Untu and defeat Uurwall all before the event ended on July 31st. Once healed Uurwall was able to craft the wardrobe pieces and Uzgot's Hunter Collection was unlocked by the community.
10.000.000 WORDS WRITTEN
25.000 BATTLES FOUGHT
20+ NEW WARDROBE ITEMS
2017   Apr 1st - May 4th
UNTU HIDEOUT
CAMP NANO

The Untu Hideout was the locale of April 2017's Untu Hunt. Untu monsters from the November 2016 Untu Hunt overstayed their welcome in the valley and a few of them hid in caves close to Mama Tree. A traveler spotted one in early April and so the Untu Captain began the hunt for the Untu that had stayed in the valley caves without permission. The hunt would come to them and their hideout.

It was during this event that we introduced the concept of a "Global Monster:" a global event with a large word count to which everyone in the community can add their own small part to. The first global monster was the Hideout's defences, once the wall to the hideout came down, the Untu inside could be fought against and the event officially began.



The second Global Monster, and final boss for the event, was a giant stone Golem that the Untu were building in the caves. In chunks of 500 words the giant monster, with a word count of 1,500,000 words, was taken down over the course of a few days. Everyone that participated in the battle against the Untu Golem received a commemorative Golem Necklace. In addition to the special event items, battle and wardrobe items, were themed around the two waves of Untu: Pirates and Lord and Lady.

It was because of the Untu over staying and creating the giant Untu Golem that the Untu Captain invited everyone back to Uurwall Mansion in July as a means of an apology.
14.000.000 WORDS WRITTEN
17.500 BATTLES FOUGHT
3000 GOLEM MATERIALS COLLECTED
2017   Feb 10th - Feb 20th
LOVE WEEK
VALENTINES DAY

Love Week was a shorter special event we held during Valentines day in February. During this event Love Wignow's started appearing all over Luciola Forest and Mama Tree, it was mating season, and all of the Valley's Wignows were out looking for a mate.

The Love Week Wignows dropped Rose's which a merchant in Luciola Forest was collecting in exchange for a Rose Crown - a special event Wardrobe item. In addition to the Rose Crown, one of the event quests rewards was a Rose Necklace, another commemorative wardrobe item.

The event lasted a week and will probably return in 2018.
2017   Nov 1st - Dec 1st
UNTU HUNT
NANOWRIMO

The 2016 Untu Hunt, during NaNoWriMo in November, was the first special event we had on the site. This month long event saw the arrival of the Untu, visitors from another planet, who had arrived to Oge-Mai Valley with the dream of being hunted.

Coming from another planet, the damage they took wouldn't hurt them when they returned to their home planet - making them the perfect monster to hunt. The Untu arrived in 4 waves, one for each week of the month, and each wave with a different theme:


PIRATE UNTU

LORD & LADY UNTU

MAGIC UNTU

WRITER UNTU

Each wave had 7 different Untu, plus the first officer and captain, made for a total of 30 Untu - one for each day of the month. Most of the Untu's had a word count close to 1,667, the number of words you'd need to write a day to write 50k words in a month (the goal of NaNoWriMo). Once the wave had passed the Untu from that wave wouldn't return again, so if you wanted to unlock all of your monsters for the Bestiary, you'd have to fight a different Untu each day.

The event ended in the first week of December with over 15,000,000 words written. The Untu returned to their home planet and would be back before anyone expected in April 2017.

The event concluded with a final battle against the First Officer and Untu Captain. It was also at this time that we launched our Avatar Wardrobe - a way for users to customize the look of their Avatar. So with the release of the wardrobe we also released our first special event commemorative items:
15.000.000 WORDS WRITTEN
18.000 BATTLES FOUGHT
32 NEW MONSTERS RELEASED