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Nordanner Kaaring System

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 27, 2011, 7:39 AM




:bulletyellow: NOTE:
The Kaaring List journal is not a complete list of registered quality blood horses. The Kaaring List is for us admins to update the ID Lists. Horse names are removed from the Kaaring List once the kaaring is noted on the ID lists.

As you read this you’ll notice certain changes have been made and things have been added. Please note: these changes are not retroactive for your kaaring level. This means that if your horse is already registered at a current level it stays that way (they never go down in levels) however you will have to take these changes into consideration for their next level. This means any art done even before the changes will still be held to these rules.

Quality Blood - the credit point system:
Making art and keeping your Nordanner active may earn you the proud title "Quality Blood".
To become Quality Blood, your Nordanner must gain 15 points using the system below:

:bulletpurple: One registration, colored, headshot or full body: 1 point*
Even if it is animated/has a background etc you will only get the points for it as a reference!
*Registration image is needed to gain other points!

:bulletpurple: Uncolored art: 0.5
Includes digital sketches, pencil drawings, charcoal shaded art, uncolored greyscales etc, full body or headshots are the same. (Remember even on uncolored art the markings must at least be sketched in.)

:bulletpurple: Partial body, colored: 0.5
Partial body is anything that does not go to the knee or only shows a portion of the horse. We welcome creativity however please note that just a hoof will no longer count. It either needs to show all 4 feet or extend up to the belly.

:bulletpurple: Full body, colored, no or plain backgrounds: 1 point
In order to count as full body it must go to the knees or past. This applies to chibi as well as non chibi drawings. With plain background we are referring to solid colored backgrounds, abstract texture backgrounds or transparent backgrounds with drop shadows etc. Just sections of blue and green are also considered simple. (And brown and blue, basically just 2 sections of color is considered simple.)

:bulletpurple: Full body, colored, painted backgrounds: 2 points
In order to count as full body it must go to the knees or past. With painted backgrounds we are referring to an actual background created by the artist him/herself, such as showing the horse in the paddock, a riding arena, forest etc.

:bulletpurple: Show entries OR training images OR Dragon tack images: +1 point
By +1 we mean you add it to the base scoring. So full body art show entry with bg is 2 +1 = 3 points. These points do not stack. So if you have a show entry that also has dragon tack you still only receive +1 for the entire image.
For training we ONLY count images where a handler and/or rider is visible, partial body accepted. We do not accept stick figures or fingers thrown in on the side. And shadow trainers are not allowed either to avoid people using brushes to quickly add training. Anywhere you do not see handler/rider will not be accepted no matter what, we want it to be very clear what is training and what is not. The point in awarding the extra point is to give you a bit of a reward for drawing in the human, humans are hard! So free jumping only counts if handler is shown on the ground etc.
For dragon tack it must be full body, headshots with dragon tack unfortunately don’t count. The goal in giving the extra point is to, again, reward you for drawing in the full tack.

:bulletpurple: Show Placings:

Special show titles: Champion, Reserve Champion, Best in Show, Judge’s Choice etc: +1 point

1st place: +3 points

2nd place: +2 points

3rd place: +1 point

4th place or lower: +0.5 point

Must be officially placed. If you don’t know the exact placing you don’t get the points! Import hunt and major official events like dragon hunts etc count the same as a normal show. If you’re ever unsure whether a group contest counts for show points please feel free to ask!

:bulletpurple: Animations: +2 points
Example: Full body art with no background + animated = 3 points
If the horse is shown more than once on a page each separate image of the horse must be animated in some way. If only the background is animated that is +2 overall for the entire image.
Also! If your animation is a background animation you may not just copy and paste the same thing animated into each image. Think of this like the line rules, if you use it once that’s the only time it counts. (This doesn’t mean you can’t have all your horses blink, just don’t copy paste things!)
New! For complex full body animations (such as running/rearing animations) +4. This will be up to admin discretion though, it will be confirmed by other admins that it is a complex animation if it’s not entirely clear.

:bulletpurple: Statues/Plushies:
These are new so we’re still working out the kinks here!
Sculptures:
- If this is a model you purchased and painted to look like your horse (details matter here guys, we need to be able to tell it’s your horse): 1
- If this is a basic horse sculpture created and painted to look like your horse: 2
- If this is a detailed sculpture created and painted to look like your horse: 4
Plushies:
- If this is a basic plushie created to look like your horse: 2
- If this is a complex detailed plushie created to look like your horse: 4

:bulletpurple: Stories:
This section is also new so we’re still working it out. Be patient with us while we make sure everything works like it should.
The story must directly relate to your horse in some way. Character building is totally ok! We just don’t want to see 5 paragraphs with your humans or anthro-badgers discussing why toast is amazing and then a bit of “and Mary Sue glanced out to see Mr. Fish training in the yard” at the end.
- 500 words: +1 point
- 1,000 words: +2 points
- 1,500 words: +3 points
- 2,000 words: +4 points

Note! If another Nordanner is included in the story (Has to me more than just “Gold was there” and I will be scanning to check this.) that horse can earn +1 towards their kaaring as well.

:bulletpurple: Kaaring Farms
Yes, we all know kaaring farms and we’ve seen them become much more prevalent lately.
So! No low-quality kaaring farms will be allowed. Images must be scanned or photographed properly, if horses cannot be made out clearly it doesn't count, this means markings must be clear and the horse must be large enough to make out. If there are a few images on a page they need to at least be colored. We do not want to see pages of uncolored images with a few sketchy trainers. If we believe an image to be a kaaring farm and we have it confirmed by another admin either points will be deducted or it simply will not count towards kaaring.
We know you want to get your horses to the next level quickly but the point is to reward you for the work it takes to get there, not reward you for creating 20 images with a bunch of blinking headshots. We love you guys but it’s just gotten a bit out of hand.

:bulletpurple: Lineage Points:
Please note! In order to get points for lineage the horse must be officially registered as Quality/Excellent/Supreme Blood with the group in order to count for points. They may have enough kaaring but if they’re not marked on either the Kaaring Journal or their ID list then it doesn’t count. Example: 675 Elephantboots <- no stars or trophies, not registered. *****675 Elephantboots <- 5 stars, registered as Quality Blood etc.

- Purebred offspring reaching “Quality Blood” status: 2 points
- Purebred offspring reaching “Excellent Blood” status: 3 points
- Purebred offspring reaching “Supreme Blood” status: 4 points
Includes direct offspring, great grand offsprings etc.

- Each parent in lineage with “Quality Blood” status: 2 points
- Each parent in lineage with “Excellent Blood” status: 3 points
- Each parent in lineage with “Supreme Blood” status: 4 points
Example: Sire, dam and grand sire being quality blood would earn the foal 6 points.

Attention! There is now a cap on how much kaaring your horse can earn from lineage, that cap is 100 kaaring points.

:bulletpurple: Photo backgrounds, premade lineart and other types of stock made by you or others: 0 points.

Art rules:
Both digital and traditional art are welcome.

No premade lineart, no re-using old lineart. If you use a set of lines in one image you may not reuse it in another, this applies to registration images as well.

Backgrounds may NOT be photo, art stock, or reused to count for points.

Shading is not a demand.

Each image only counts once!

Photomanipulations do not count for any points.

Also! If you draw your horse’s ref, and then use that same ref to design the tack, you can only count that image once, not twice, since you are re-using the reference.  

Art made by others:
Art made by others count as much as art made by yourself, whether it’s a gift or purchased images.

Same rules are applied to this art in order for it to count though, just as when you draw it yourself.

When a Nordanner is sold all points are transferred to the new owner.

Import and foal designs cannot be counted towards kaaring since they are made with lineart.


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The Levels

:star: 15 points

:star::star: 30 points

:star::star::star: 45 points

:star::star::star::star: 60 points

:star::star::star::star::star: 75 – Horse can use the group Best Mare/Best stallion ribbon and title.

:trophy: 200 points – Horse is awarded 10 extra free breedings mutation or natural and the title Excellent Blood.

:trophy::trophy: 400 points – Horse is titled Supreme Blood. Natural Nordanners are awarded unlimited breedings. However 100 of the kaaring must be done by the owners themselves. Mutation horses that have reached 400 with art kaaring alone are awarded new potions that can be found here - Kaaring Unlocked Potions List

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How to register as Quality / Excellent / Supreme Blood
Also known as: A guide on how to not make Shadow go crazy.

To register the horse at the right kaaring level you must:

1. Send in a NOTE to the Nordanner group.
2. Title the note the level you are hoping to the register the horse at. Example: “Quality Nordanner” “Excellent Nordanner” etc.
3. Include a link to the horse’s reference and kaaring journal.
4. List all valid art points in a journal using thumbnails. (You may also use st.ash documents if you’d rather not take up journals. And! Should thumbnails just not work for you or not be a feasible option then please make sure your links are named and properly listed. I will not accept just fav.me/ over and over again. Make sure you tell me this though!)
5. List all valid lineage by listing the ID number and name or just the ID number and how much you’re counting it for (+2 / +3).
6. Please do not list the entire lineage for the horse. I only need the ones that you are counting as QB or above. It’s much easier not to have to try and look through each line of lineage to see if you put a star next to the horse’s name or not.
7. List all show placings and proof of these placings. Please don’t make me search through multiple pages, just link me to the exact journal/location that shows the placings for that class/show.
8. You all would be amazing and really streamline the kaaring process if you can include the totals for each section. It’s so wonderful to not have to guess how much you’re counting an image or group of images for. This way if we have a discrepancy I can figure out why.
9. To make sure I can handle multiple notes in one day I’m going to ask you guys to limit notes to 4 Nordanners (4 checks). However! There is an exception to this, Excellent and Supreme Blood checks need to be in their own notes. The reasons I’m asking for this rule to be followed is so I can get to more than 1 note per night.
10. When checked and accepted (or if there are problems) you will get a reply.
11. Horse is NOT Quality/Excellent/Supreme Blood before it has been accepted by the kaaring admin!

Some credit goes to :iconharpg-aha: and :iconh-e-w-a: for the idea of a credit system!

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Here is a quick example of how to count out your horse’s kaaring using part of the kaaring from ShadowRaven1’s horse Peaches.
Note! This is just one of the ways to properly organize your kaaring. There are several other methods that I have come across and that work just as well. If you’re ever curious on how to set up your journal/st.ash etc please feel free to send me a note on my account, I am always willing to help.

Registration picture: +1
1312 Peaches And Cream by ShadowRaven1

Headshots, colored: +0.5
1312 Peach HS by Absolute-CheeseFace

Full body, colored, no or plain backgrounds: +1


Full body, colored, painted backgrounds: +2
Peach Grove by ShadowRaven1
Purebred offspring reaching "Quality Blood" status: +4
1729 Soeia's Mermista
4470 Surrender the Moment
Each parent in lineage with "Excellent Blood" status: +3
461 KS Going Spotty

Total Points: 11.5

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:iconcodeofarms:
CodeOfArms Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Does 1 or more stars count for quality blood?
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
As long as it has been confirmed by an admin yes, anywhere from 1-5 stars counts as quality blood.
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:iconcodeofarms:
CodeOfArms Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
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:iconrealitch:
RealItch Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Plushies:
- If this is a basic plushie created to look like your horse: 2
- If this is a complex detailed plushie created to look like your horse: 4 

Custom Horse Plush by Amouranth  ?

of 9667 Reclaim Redesigned Foal by RealItch   // 9667 Dead on the Inside by RealItch  
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I would say that is worth 4 since it's posable etc. and clearly detailed to look like your Nordanner.
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:iconrealitch:
RealItch Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: :la:
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:iconlady-orcanie:
Lady-Orcanie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Could I use my Nordies in a game like the sims? Even if their pics just give me 0.5, because I don't have the time to draw them and I wan't to see them considered as abandonned
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Unfortunately if you didn't draw or 3D create (meaning from the ground up, not using a base) the horses yourself it would not count towards kaaring.
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:iconlady-orcanie:
Lady-Orcanie Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, but if I make art with their sims models, they will not be seen as abandoned. In a way, kaaring isn't important for me. I have them only for their beauty
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
As long as you are active within the Nordanner group in some way they shouldn't be seen as abandoned.
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:iconlady-orcanie:
Lady-Orcanie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thank you. ;)
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:iconneezineri-stables:
Neezineri-stables Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
fav.me/d8jg068
What does this count for? It's the half covered horse it's about
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I would be willing to give that full body points since I can see a majority of it like the legs, chest, etc.
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:iconneezineri-stables:
Neezineri-stables Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
okay, Thanks :'3
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:iconlone-onyx-stardust:
Lone-Onyx-Stardust Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student
I assume that this would be a simple animation after i have it lined up properly, timings fixed and coloured etc
here it is in the sketch stage Eeehh

Im just a little unsure as it kind of stands somewhere between the old eye blink/flappy bird animation and a running fb horse and thought id ask to check ^^

Thanks again
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:iconkamikazeoverme:
KamikazeOverMe Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Say there are three sketches on one image, would they still count for .05 Kaaring EACH or just .05 Kaaring for all three?
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
.5 kaaring for each :)
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:iconkamikazeoverme:
KamikazeOverMe Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Okay, thanks so much. :)
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:icondestinedfuture:
DestinedFuture Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahem.. So I have a couple questions:
First:  So I bought I nordanner and she has had like 3 registration pics, plus a foal pic so does that count as 4 points or do I only count the recent one?
Second: For the Lineage counting does it count for like great-great grand foals to egt the points or only close lineage (dam and sire) because my nordanner has a HUGE lineage and I want to know if all of it counts as kaaring.
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
All old registration pictures (foal ones included) once they are no longer the current reference count as the full amount of kaaring.
It accepts all lineage from that horse with a cap of 100 kaaring points from lineage :).
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:iconkalmanen:
kalmanen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
HOW MUCH KAARING DO I GET FOR THIS >8D Full body, right!11 :giggle:

YES by Ikiuni
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:iconikiuni:
Ikiuni Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I doubt... XD
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:iconkalmanen:
kalmanen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
So unfair B( xDD
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:iconikiuni:
Ikiuni Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well yes, of course you should get 1 point for it being a full body yes. And the background is very detailed (the arist must have spent hours after hours on it) +1p. And I actually can see his blood boiling, so animation points too. Playing such an instrument requires a lot of training so training points as well. And since it's such a mater piece the point total should be at least doubled, right? ;) So it would make like... 10k points at least. :dummy:
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:iconkalmanen:
kalmanen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
xDD yes! ShadowRaven1, I demand to get 10 000 kaaring points because Ikiuni said so!
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Clearly that is the most amazing work of art ever and you must be praised for it!
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:iconkalmanen:
kalmanen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
I know right!
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:iconreneescarted:
ReneeScarted Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What are the titles to the levels? After 15 you get the Quality, then there's 30 (Excellent?) and 45 and so on and there are stars but I was wondering whether there was a title to that or just simply the stars.

Also when our horse reaches a new 'level' do we have to send a note or something for confirmation?
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:iconzandromina:
Zandromina Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
15 is quality, 75 is best mare/stallion, and 200 is excellent
No new confirmation is needed except at 200
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:iconreneescarted:
ReneeScarted Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconnight-angel-stable:
Night-angel-stable Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there x3

I was wondering...I saw in the writing portion that if an additional horse is added they get +1 Kaaring. Does this also mean that if you wrote a 2,000 word story that is literally equally about both horses, you would just pick which horse got 4 and which got 1 kaaring? Or would that count as +4 for both of them?
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
As long as each horse is equally featured in the story they would both get +4 points.
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:iconnight-angel-stable:
Night-angel-stable Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok cool <3 Thank you for getting back so quickly! :D
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
You're welcome!
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:iconslytherinacres:
SlytherinAcres Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So I have a question.

If I repaint a model horse [1 kaaring] and I enter it into an RNG show, would it get points for the show?
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Somehow I missed this question! Sorry for the delay!
I believe that yes it would :).
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:iconslytherinacres:
SlytherinAcres Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thanks :)
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:iconchiaroscurostud:
chiaroscurostud Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Question! My friend's really into photomanipulation and she wants to do one of my Nords. Is there a reason why photomanips aren't allowed to be submitted as kaaring, since, to my understanding, quite a bit of effort can go into photomanips?
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:iconzandromina:
Zandromina Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They don't count for points because often times enough, while some have a lot of effort put into them and genuinely look nice, a lot of the manips use a precut horse slapped onto a premade background and call it a day. They put 5 minutes of effort into it and expect it to count. If we take one, we have to take them all unfortunetly
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:icontygiir:
Tygiir Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If there are two horses in the picture, say a full body with background and training and animation and whatnot, and they both feature the same animation and they both have handlers and everything, would it count for 5 kaaring per horse? or would it be something else?
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
From what you're describing that would be 5 kaaring per horse.
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:icontygiir:
Tygiir Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright! Thanks!
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:iconabosz007:
abosz007 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Iiiis there any rule against getting kaaring for picturing your Nordanner as Centaur due to any kind of wizardry going on at the stable? :giggle: 
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Unfortunately centaurs or anthropomorphized versions of Nordanners do not count towards kaaring. You are absolutely welcome to draw them as such but it wouldn't count towards your overall total :(.
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:iconabosz007:
abosz007 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the reply! but is there any reason behind it O-O
like i understand one shouldnt make their nordanner all human and really unrecognizable XP
but if itd be a centaur that can be very well recognized at the pictured nordanner?
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:iconshadowraven1:
ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I think it borders too closely to not having it be clearly a Nordanner (true to the breed). However I can definitely check with Cloud and see if there's further reasoning behind it. The rule has been in place for several years now so to be honest I'm not sure what the initial reasoning was ^^;.
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:iconabosz007:
abosz007 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hmm maybe people made them unrecognizable or something, or thats the reason iiid see behind it. i'd be really glad if you could perhaps check with cloud :'D i'm darn curious but also would love to bring a little twist into my nordanner herd and since they do use potions to get half fish or grow wings and the like, i was wondering why half human wouldnt qualify :giggle: 
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:iconcloudrunner64:
Cloudrunner64 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're more than welcome to draw your horses as centaurs if you like, but they cannot count for kaaring and I would appreciate it if you removed any reference to the Nordanner potions as there are none that cause your horse to become half-human. Other potions that allow physical changes are animal enough in nature to keep horses recognizable as well. Technically making your own potions can get you a warning, so please keep that in mind :)
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:iconabosz007:
abosz007 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ii dont know some of the kelpies look odder to me than a centaur thats why i was wondering.
But no i didnt mean to interfere with the rules.

Also when you bring up the own made potions, what is the "storyline" reason behind not using own potions on nordanners that is "legal" to say in stories?
Because i do have my wizard chars using potions now and then in my stories at the stable -obviously not on nordanners- but i wonder how we can put it why they are not allowed to XD? like some magic-related ....uhm...nordanner stud farm admins  forbidding it ? (no i am not making fun of anything i just dont know how to describe it maybe like ministry of magic in harry potter having their rules that gets you otherwise into prison ...?)
thank you for your time but ive always wanted to ask but had no courage to :'D
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