Turquoise Articles 1/14/15: Ringing in the New Year
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New Year, New Articles
by: Negrek

A lot went on at Turquoise during 2014: the RP's first festival and first storyline event, the reveal of New Logora's first legendary and mega evolution, the first bingo of what is sure to become a site tradition, and even our first visit from Santa. It's too soon to say what 2015 holds in store, but it's sure to be exciting. And to start things off on the right foot, we're happy to release something we've been working on behind the scenes for quite some time...

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The Sixth Generation Arrives
by: Negrek

As of now, Turquoise is officially up to date with the sixth generation! All movelists have been updated on the wiki, and curlsa, basculin, and all their friends are now out roaming the wilds of New Logora--be sure to check noticeboards throughout the regions to see where you can find the islands' new pokémon species.

Remember that if you have pokémon that had a moveset change with the sixth generation, you can choose to retain the old moves if you'd prefer. If you want them updated, though, be sure to visit this thread and let the mods know what movesets need to be changed.

This also means that the Gen VI Prerelease Promo will be closing soon, too! There's only one week left to nab one of New Logora's newest pokémon, so be sure to check it out if you haven't already.

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New Year, New Staff
by: Negrek

What better way to start off the new year than with some new staff? Our first RPG mod of 2015 is Metallica Fanboy! If you haven't taken the time to check out his journey, you definitely should, and even if not, you can look forward to seeing his work popping up in your journey thread soon.

On the other hand, you've probably already seen Dazel posting around the RP, but as of today he's adding Community Moderator to his list of responsibilities. He's got lots of great ideas for events to bring the community closer together, and hopefully you'll be able to enjoy some of them soon.

Congratulations to Metallica Fanboy and Dazel on their promotions! It's great to have the two of you on staff, and we look forward to working with you, both in the RPG and out.

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Promo Time!
by: Negrek

The holiday season is over, but Turquoise isn't done celebrating yet! We're wrapping things up with a festive new year's promo. Be sure to claim your goodies before the month is out!

What's more, we've made an extra little tweak to birthday promo distributions. Starting this year, all birthday promos will know the move Celebrate in addition to their normal level 5 moveset. On its own it's just a bit of extra birthday pizazz, but if you hang onto your gift from the new year's promo and keep an eye out for more like them, you might be able to give your opponents a big surprise...

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Fire Grace Wrap-Up
by: Negrek

On the other hand, we definitely are done celebrating the Fire Grace Festival. At this point, it's no longer possible to redeem your IRP threads for prizes, although you're certainly welcome to finish them if you wish. If you missed out on this year's festivities, don't worry--you'll have another shot at the fun when the Fire Grace Festival comes around again. In the meantime, there will be other festivals to enjoy, too; we're only getting started exploring New Logora's history and culture!

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RP Seasonal Returns
by: Negrek

The RP Seasonal's been quiet for a while, but nominations are open again! You have until the end of February to decide which adventures you think deserve the Winter Seasonal title, so keep an eye out for great writing over the next couple of months. Remember that you can nominate event threads and IRP's as well as normal journey threads--we want to recognize exciting stories no matter where they happen in the RP!

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Closing
by: Negrek

And with that, Turquoise's 2014 holiday celebrations come to an official close. I hope you enjoyed the festivities, and with any luck I'll see you back here next year for another celebration. Here's to a happy and prosperous new year for you all, both in-RP and out!

Until next time,
The Turquoise Staff
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