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TCA Taming Academy

Rules | Ranks | FAQ
Welcome to the TCA Taming Academy! Here at the academy we pride ourselves on offering the best education for aspiring Tokota tamers! With challenging classes, real world experience, and hard work, the TCA Taming Academy can teach any handler how to master Tokota taming.

Rules

General


  • Entries made for the Academy may NOT be used for any other activity(taming, exploring, diving, breeding images ect.)
  • Taming attempts must follow current taming rules.
  • If an entry looks rushed, sketchy or very quickly done it may be denied. They don't have to be masterpieces, but if it looks like it took two minutes, it will not be accepted.
  • Commissioned entries are not permitted. However, you may collaborate entries.
  • An entry can only count once; and may not be reused.

Art


  • Images must be colored and semi complex backgrounds are required (backgrounds must have some substance like trees, rocks, clouds in the sky etc.)
  • A handler IS required and must be visible by 80% in all Academy art pieces.
  • Tokotas must be visible by 80% in any Academy art pieces.
  • All pieces must be completely original, no tracing or reusing of line art or other elements.
  • You may take artistic liberties, including background, location, style, etc.
  • Images must be at least 300x300 px in size.

Literature


  • Must be at least 1200 words in length.
  • Must be entirely focused upon the task.
  • The handler and Tokotas must be mentioned significantly throughout the piece.

Ranks


When you start out, you start at the lowest rank. Upon completing a rank, you will have learned the necessary skills to advance to the next rank. While you complete the tasks needed to move up ranks, you will be given bonuses that can be applied to taming. These bonuses increase as you move up until you reach the highest rank.

To move up in rank, submit your required image(s), items, and tasks' proof(s) [here].

Rank 1 - Novice Tamer


Upon Completion: -10 off taming odds.
In order to receive the rank of Novice Tamer you must complete the tasks below.

- Have 1 Tokota with excellent AoAs.
To get started, you must have a basic skill of Tokota handling.

- Complete 1 monthly quest.
It's good to get out and explore your surroundings!

- Find 3 Treats via exploration.
A good tamer always knows to come prepared.

- Create a piece of art that depicts your handler meeting his/her favorite Tokota with the Wild Heart or Mediator Trait.
Another way to come prepared is making friends with Tokota's that are great help in the field.

-Complete 1 Taming Attempt
Now it's time to get your feet wet. Go out there and show us what you got!

Rank 2 - Apprentice Tamer


Upon Completion: -25 off taming odds.
In order to receive the rank of Apprentice Tamer you must complete the tasks below.

- Have a Tokota earn excellent AoAs with the Courage Trait.
Focusing your training on the Courage trait will help hone your skills of being out in the wilderness.

- Have a Tokota retrieve 4 fish in a single fishing trip.
A good fisher is a patience fisher. A skilled a handler needs patience as well as teaches it.

- Participate in a Continuous Event. (Handler Required classes only)
There will always be competition when it comes to taming. You must prove you can handle the pressure.

- Create a piece of art that depicts your handler exploring 1 of the local pack's territories.
One of the best ways to learn about taming is to know everything about the Tokota you are trying to tame, especially it's home.

- Complete 5 Taming Attempts.
It's time to put your newly learned skills to work. Don't give up!

Rank 3 - Skilled Tamer


Upon Completion: -50 off taming odds.
In order to receive the rank of Skilled Tamer you must complete the tasks below.

- Have a Tokota earn excellent AoAs with the Fellowship Trait.
Focusing your training on the Fellowship trait will help hone your skills of tracking and observing the wilds.

- Have a Tokota retrieve 3 pelts in a single hunting trip.
A good hunter is confident and determined. A skilled handler needs both confidence and determination.

- Successfully craft Home Cooked Treats or one of the the toy variants.
A skilled tamer knows when they need to up the game of persuasion. Nothing is tastier than fresh treats.

- Create a piece of art that depicts your handler meeting his/her favorite tamed (previously wild) Tokota .
One of the best ways to learn about taming is to meet a Tokota that has already been tamed. Maybe it's handler can give you a few tips!

- Complete 10 Taming Attempts. Skill comes with practice.

Rank 4 - Expert Tamer


Upon Completion: -100 off taming odds.
In order to receive the rank of Expert Tamer you must complete the tasks below.

- Have a Tokota earn excellent AoAs with the Dignity Trait.
Focusing your training on the Dignity trait will help hone your skills of interacting with the wilds as well as earning their respect.

- Bring a Tokota to Dominance.
An expert tamer is also an expert trainer. Show your expertise by bringing a Tokota to Dominance.

- Find a companion via Activities (fishing, hunting, exploring, caving, diving).
Practice your taming skills while out on expeditions. If you can gain the trust of an animal you just meet, you can gain the trust of a wild Tokota.

- Create a piece of art that depicts your Dominant Tokota meeting a currently wild Tokota(s).
Your advanced skills as a handler might come into play. Two high status Tokotas meeting could cause trouble. It's up to you to handle the situation as needed.

- Complete 20 Taming Attempts.
Keep your skills and expertise fresh by consistent outings.

Rank 5 - Master Handler


Upon Completion: -100 off taming odds. Only have to complete 2 Bonding prompts to bond with their Tokotas!
In order to receive the rank of Master Handler you must complete the tasks below.

- Place 1st in a Continuous Event. (Handler Required classes only)
There will always be competition when it comes to taming. A master defeats the competition.

- Bring a Tokota to Alpha.
An expert trainer may get a Tokota to Dominance, but a master trainer can trait a Tokota to Alpha.

- Create a piece of art that depicts your handler introducing your Alpha Tokota to a currently wild Tokota(s).
An alpha may have the status of a leader, but true training will allow your Tokota to be one. As a master handler you must prove that your trained Tokotas have what it takes to be an alpha.

- Complete 40 Taming Attempts.
All of this experience will help you Master taming.

FAQ

  • If I already have all the requirements for each rank, can I just link them all at once?
    • No. Each requirement must be earned after the confirmation date of the previous rank. Rank one is the only rank where you may link to already accomplished tasks as long as they were completed after the original date this journal was posted. 1/4/17.
  • Do my taming attempts from previous ranks count towards higher tier attempts (like crafting)?
    • No. Each ranks' tasks must be completed after each confirmation date. So they do not stack.
  • Can I use any of the Academy images for other activities like taming and exploration?
    • No. They can not be used for multiple activities, however, any Tokotas depicted will receive a +1 HP show bonus like AoAs.
  • Can I collaborate on the images?
    • Of course! However each person must follow the rules and requirements for each image/rank.
  • What can I commission?
    • You may commission the AoAs, activity images, and any HP or rites you need in order for your Tokota to move up. However, you may not commission Monthly Quests, Taming Entries, or Academy Art.
  • How do I show proof of my rank in taming attempts?
    • Simply link to your Tokotna Profile as proof in the "bonuses" section on the taming form.