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Valentines Event is Back!

Posted 3 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by Endivinity

Hello everyone! With it being February, we've decided it's a good time to host the leech splicing event once more!

In this event, the official artists are offering limited special customs based on two (or more!) leech parents. We will take aspects/traits from the parents and create a NEW leech monster design!
The design itself will have a tadpole and an adult form, and it will be a completely random mishmash of the parents so that it can stand alone as its own design!

 
Once you've submitted a form, it's not guaranteed you'll be picked, but the designer team will try to accept each form (last time we got all of them!).
We will be considering any specified designer preferences, but please be aware it's not a guarantee that a specific artist will make your design.

Because every artist will be picking 1 form to work on at a time, don't be discouraged if you don't get picked straight away! Once a designer is done with their current custom/s, they will choose a new one from the unclaimed forms.

At the moment of posting this, the #valentines-event-seeking channel should be up and running in the discord; you can use this channel to seek splicing partners.

RULES
  • These are a set-price partial custom design. As such, any resulting offspring must be paid for fully - no split payments, as there is no split ownership. You may pay for someone else to receive one if you wish, but clarify this in the form!
  • 2 to 4 leeches are required to act as the “parents”. Up to 4 people can team up per batch.
  • This event requires at least two parents, at least one has to be your own (so if you want to keep it just between your own leeches, you can!). You can post a seeking splicing partner ad in the discord. You are forbidden from using someone else's leeches without permission! 
  • One spliced tadpole per person participating.
  • You can request trait preferences for your spliced baby, but there isn’t a guarantee they will be rolled or used.
  • You will have the choice to tradebind the baby with your adult. (they will only be able to be traded together)
  • While you don't have to outsource one of your leech parents to one owned by someone else, you can! This user can either simply volunteer their leech as a parent without getting a spliced baby for themselves, or they can pay to participate and get their own new leech from the pair.
  • NPC leeches cannot be used as parents.
Trait Inheritance Rates:
Pair rates are calculated per batch:

Class inheritance:

Saltie x saltie - 100%
Saltie x anything else - 30%
Cavie x cavie - 80%
Cavie x anything else - 20%
Lux x lux - 60%
Lux x anything else - 10%


Rare trait being passed down (per trait):

Myth trait- 70%
Potion trait - 60%
Unlisted trait - 30%
Class specific trait - 30%
Prices:
Each slot is $80! You will be receiving an adult form and a tadpole form.  
1 slot = 1 offspring
Form:
note: you can comment this form either here on the news post or in the discord at #valentines-event-claims.

Participating members:
(mention yourself and the owner/s of the leech parents. Please clarify who's getting a baby and who's just a volunteer!)
Participating parent leeches: (link their ML entries)
Shape: Anthro/Feral/Either
Additional info/requests:
Participating Artists:

occulticZincuddlefish ; h8bringer;

fleshh ; sparklyowlguts ; Will;

endivinity ; studiomaz



Example from the last event:

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December Monthly Update

Posted 5 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by Endivinity
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Hello everyone! The event is done and dusted, so we're not doing anything particularly strenuous this month. Rest and recuperation is the name of the game!

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Sein's Event Stand is back up for business! There's some event potion items, and some things that are otherwise only available as snack purchases.
There are four current monthly prompts. Since we just had an event, everyone's going to be hurting for snacks, so there's a smaller prompt and also a  big one of those in there for anyone really wanting to go ham on background work. There's also two returning ones for snowflakes you may have seen before.
The 'A gift for you!' prompt rewards a pet box, so don't miss out!
There will be smaller flash prompts for snowflakes later in the month, in case you're eyeing up anything in particular from Sein's winter stall.

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Speaking of, there are eight new pets available; some brand new, some familiar ones sporting a new look. You can check them out in the Encyclopedia's pets section.
(Tip for the Encyclopedia: sort items by 'newest first'. There's a page glitch that randomizes them otherwise, and sometimes there are double-ups!)

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And finally the thing everyone's really here for: free stuff!
Head over to the Freebies Vault and pick up a mascot tadpal box. This will be up for the entire month, going away when January starts.

Sticky Situation: END

Posted 6 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by Endivinity

The event concludes!

But don't fret; if you haven't finished them they'll be up until the end of November. Once you've done all required artworks, be sure to visit the final prompt to receive the Silk Touch trophy and event-exclusive pet, the Silky Mothpup!

While it's no subspecies release, we're still very excited to announce three brand new traits with this event, one of which is available with a common tadpole upgrade. We will also be having leech sales and tadpole sales later in the month, so keep an eye out for those!

Sticky Situation: The Silkmoth

Trixie has mustered the silkmoths to retrieve all the things she stole from her, and as such her shop is now OPEN, so be sure to visit her and her new familiars - they make very good shop assistants, even if they try and steal all the crystal eyes out of customers' pockets.

New traits:

Ruffle Drapes

Decorative Feelers

Spinnerets

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The trait items for Sailfin, Ruffle Drapes, and Spinnerets will be available in Trixie's shop!

There are also a huge amount of new halloween pets to be found in two new pet boxes in her shop too.

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Sticky Situation: START: WEEK 4

Posted 7 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by Endivinity
The Event Begins!

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The "Sticky Situation" halloween event requires you to choose between two different prompts each week and complete one to earn currency and special items. 

Each choice leads to unique rewards, but there's no locking into branching paths - each week will only reveal two new prompts regardless of what you chose the previous week!

Completing every required prompt will earn you the unique Silk Touch event trophy - while other rewards may show up in Trixie's store from time to time, the trophies are event-specific, so don't miss out!

You also cannot skip prompts! You have to complete them in order if you want to earn all the available currency/items.

1st prompts; Available Oct 1st - Now open!
2nd prompts: Available Oct 8th - Now open!
3rd prompts: Available Oct 15th - Now open!
4th and final prompt: Available Oct 22nd - Now open!

All prompts will remain active through to the end of November.


The Story So Far...

PROLOGUE

Another year, another Fall - another visit from Trixie at the Trading Host.
But something seems to have gone wrong.

The stall is a mess. All of the fine wares scattered, missing, or straight up eaten, and only one mysterious clue lies obvious: everything is covered in strange webbing.

There's no sign of Trixie, and you suspect she wouldn't've let her stall get in this condition were she here to catch the culprit in the act.

 

There's nothing much for it right now but to wait for Trixie to return on October 1st.
Week 1

Word has spread – the Trading Host has reopened!
However, when you get there... the stall is a mess. Pillows and rugs astray, scattered storage and sewing supplies, and worst of all, it's empty of merchandise.
Trixie is pacing back and forth next to it, uncharacteristically frazzled. She sees you and pounces!

 

She spits out a jumble of hisses and chattering sounds, apparently accusing you of something, before pointing furiously at a pile of ruined items – her merchandise.

 

Most of it seems to have been eaten, but some has been stolen, notably her collection of crystal eyes. What looks like spiderweb covers the entire mess.

Obviously it wasn't you! You don't look like a giant spider!


Trixie huffs, but is still clearly upset about her stall. She points to where the strange webbing forms a trail deeper into the cave, and makes shooing motions at you.

Seems if you want to buy things, you have to find all her shop stock first!

 
Prompts:

 

The cave beyond Trixie's stall is evidently a sub-system of the sprawling labyrinthine expanse that cave leeches originated from. Its walls are festooned with that same webbing that only gets thicker the further in you go. There are broken crystal eyes and pieces of glowing mushroom tangled in it, just enough to see the path ahead is completely obscured by silk, and... a figure?

It's Jinx! What's she doing here?

Supply Run

“Oh, heyyy! My favorite customer!” When you eye her suspiciously she starts acting incredibly shifty. “Me? Stealing Trixie's merchandise? Don't be ridiculous. I'm actually just here to pick up some of this weird silk stuff.” She opens her satchel to reveal exactly that.

 

“But, hey, there were a lot of items stuck in the silk, so if she's asking you to bring some back, I've made it super easy for you!”

 

Visit Prompts to find Supply Run!

Stop, Thief!

“Oh, heyyy! My favorite customer!” When you eye her suspiciously she starts acting incredibly shifty. “Me? Stealing Trixie's merchandise? Don't be ridiculous. I'm actually just here to pick up some of this weird silk stuff.” She opens her satchel to reveal exactly that, but you can see something hidden underneath.


You point it out, and Jinx puts her paws up in a surrendering gesture. “Okay, okay, but it's not merchandise, got it? She has a cute collection, I couldn't help myself. Here, take this one back to her. But don't uh... don't mention it was me, right?”

 

Visit Prompts to find Stop, Thief!

Week 2



You emerge from the cave dusty and covered in cobwebs, feeling somewhat bedraggled. Trixie's shop has been neatened somewhat, and now looks sad and empty. As you approach with your prize for her, she scurries up to examine what you have, sniffing about in all your pockets to make sure you're not hiding things from her - but no, this really is all you have.

Trixie isn't too enthused with your meager findings. Evidently she had crates and crates of stuff, not a couple of pawfuls, so it's back to the caves!

 

 


Jinx has vanished, taking all the silk that was blocking the way forward, so you slip through and continue on.

The passage becomes increadibly unsteady as you progress, lit sporadically by blue mushrooms. What look like massive curving stalagmites start arching out of the rock around you, and the silk is getting thicker, making the rocky floor almost soft to walk on... at least, in the parts you don't have to jump across. Interestingly, you note that it's emanating its own soft glow, effectively providing a path for you.

 

Prompts:

 

Part of the cave has crumbled, but whatever made the web trails has definitely been this way a few times – what would be a yawning ravine cleaving the walls and floor apart is strung across with a tightrope of web.
Something glitters on the other side of the ravine, but you can also see something on a ledge below you.

Walking the Wire
You test the strength of the webbing with your feet, and it seems to hold. Gingerly, you begin to make your way across, one painstaking inch at a time. Finally you're in range of the thing you can see glinting on the ground.
Perhaps a little foolishly, you steady yourself and reach forward, almost, almost...!

 

Visit Prompts to find Walking the Wire!

Spider-Leech
Deciding your balance is way too poor to ever make it across the gap, you decide the ledge is a far safer option. Glowing mushrooms light the way, and while it's a little too steep to climb down normally, you can bundle some strands of web to make a rope. You attach it to what seems to be a secure chunk of rock and make your way down carefully.
The rock shudders a little and moves when you're about to reach the ledge, and you become incredibly nervous about your chances of making it back up - but you're almost at your prize!

 

Visit Prompts to find Spider-Leech!

Week 3


There's been such slim pickings here that you decide to stay the course, and venture deeper in rather than return to Trixie. No doubt she'd be upset at having only a pawful of her merchandise returned after all this time you've spent in the cave so far.
Testing the silk with your weight, you decide it's best to grab what you can before you press on, and when it holds, you begin to feel confident in your decision.

 

Prompts:

 

The good news: The silk doesn't break. It's far too strong and could probably hold something a considerably larger than you.
The bad news: The ravine's edge does. You hear only a crumbling of rock before the entire cliff comes apart above you, sending you plummeting into the abyss!

You can barely see anything as you fall, but the ravine walls whooshing past you seem to be getting thicker with silk on the way down. Maybe you could reach out, and...

 

Well, Chute!
The silk comes away from the walls and barely slows your descent, but in your frantic grip it becomes a very effective parachute. The rush of the wind eases up as your fall slows, and far below you, you can see the ground swathed entirely in silk. It's still going to be a bit of a fast landing, but at the very least you know it'll be a soft one, and not a horrifying end at the points of stalagmites.

 

Visit Prompts to find Well, Chute!

Tactical Nap
It takes some frantic grabbing but eventually you manage to grab the webs and pull yourself close enough that it cushions your fall.
Some of the webs tear free from the unsteady rock under your weight, but there's not much in the way of danger: the silk is thick enough that the further you go, it's more like fabric steps. Or even maybe a hammock! It's certainly soft enough. The panic from the initial fall is wearing off, leaving you very sleepy. Maybe a nap wouldn't go amiss...

 

Visit Prompts to find Tactical Nap!

Week 4 [NEW!]

After a brief reprieve, you continue along the soft, thick silk path. There's soft sand underfoot, and it seems to be leading in a particular direction, along with a mysterious glow. Could it be the way out?


When you round the corner, it's not the outside. It's probably the heart of the cave system, and when you see it, you can't help but gasp.

 

After a brief reprieve, you continue along the soft, thick silk path. There's soft sand underfoot, and it seems to be leading in a particular direction, along with a mysterious glow. Could it be the way out?


When you round the corner, it's not the outside. It's probably the heart of the cave system, and when you see it, you can't help but gasp.

 

Silkmoth Cavern - image contains webbed egg sacs!
Prompt:

 

Beyond you is a cavern, lit a brilliant glowing blue. Silk webbing stretches wall to wall, imbued with that same glittering luminescent sand you can feel under your feet and studded with so many items you can't ever hope to collect them all yourself. The walls seem to have petrified into some sort of opaline quality gemstone, casting prismatic refractions of rainbow all around that bounce off the crystal eyes caught up in all the threads.
It's beautiful.
But you're not alone.
You know this from the immediate sense of being watched as you approach the chamber, but also from the hundreds of silk-encased eggs swept up in the silk – and, as you squint around, you see a very long sinuous shape slide out of sight.
Tiny pairs of eyes watch you from tunnels high up in the cave's ceiling.

Feeling bold, you take one step forward – and something launches itself from the silk webbing at you!

 

 

It's a - moth? a worm? a thing?? It's very much not a leech. Its body isn't even as big as a luxury - barring the tail, of course. It steals all the crystal eyes you have, and scurries back up the webbing to stick them in all the silk. It's been these guys all along! They're not very friendly-looking, but maybe they can be tempted with food...

 

Visit Prompts to find The Culprit!

The Silkmoth

It was a struggle, but eventually you managed to emerge back out of the cave.
Completely empty-handed... except for one silkmoth clutched tightly! If you have the culprit, Trixie may accept that you had nothing to do with this, and you'll be able to go home.

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As it turns out, you had nothing to worry about.

Trixie rushes up to you, angry at first, but as soon as she catches sight of the silkmoth, she squeals in delight, utterly entranced by the creature!

The silkmoth seems just as taken by Trixie - or maybe it's just the crystal eyes she keeps in her hat, because it leaps from your grasp, over her snout, and ferrets its way directly into the hat's open tear like it belongs there.

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She dances around with the little creature for a moment before remembering you're there, and through chittering and gestures seems to promise to have the shop open soon.

You're not sure how she'll manage to get her stock back so fast, but surely she has her ways.

As a final reward, she hands you a gift!


Visit the prompt to claim your prize - after completing the other prompts, of course!

Event: Sticky Situation

Posted 7 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by Endivinity

Another year, another Fall - another visit from Trixie at the Trading Host.
But something seems to have gone wrong.

The stall is a mess. All of the fine wares scattered, missing, or straight up eaten, and only one mysterious clue lies obvious: everything is covered in strange webbing.

There's no sign of Trixie, and you suspect she wouldn't've let her stall get in this condition were she here to catch the culprit in the act.

 

There's nothing much for it right now but to wait for Trixie to return on October 1st.
 

This event will be a user-participation, month-long search with progress being completed through choice-based artwork prompts.

As each week passes, new further prompts will be made available. New prompts cannot be completed until the one prior to it has been done.
There will be two prompts to choose from at each progression!

It'll take a lot of work to hunt down all her scattered merchandise, but it's sure to succeed - many paws make light work, after all! There are exclusive rewards for every prompt turned in, however, so do your best to search thoroughly!

Leech Trade-in Event!

Posted 8 months ago :: Last edited 8 months ago by Endivinity
Welcome to the Meat Grinder!

(we aren't grinding the leeches we are actually just taking them in and feeding them gourmet sausage meats)

Occultic is hosting a leech trade-in for unwanted leeches!

Got a leech you've been trying to trade away but had no luck?
Submit a Site Claim or DM them on discord, send in a url of your leech, and you'll get a MYO-slot of equal rarity. This includes all trait types as well as subclasses!

  • For the Site Claim, post the ML's url of the leech in the link section, and if they have a TH link, put that in the comments section.
    Once your claim is accepted, please transfer the TH ownership to Occultic!
  • Please note, if you send in many leeches there's a chance some of them won't be taken in due to overwhelming numbers, so please be conscientious!

Leeches sent in this way will eventually be cycled back into the community via events or raffles, after a redesign!


Closing: TBD, will be announced at least a day in advance

April Monthly Update

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by StudioMaz

Hi everyone, happy April fool's day and happy Leech Monsters anniversary! Can you believe we're turning 7 this year?? It's amazing how time has flown! We got some fun and exciting things coming up this month.

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- There is a special April Fool's Prompt on site for some quick snacks! It'll only be around until EOD tomorrow, so make sure to check it out!

- To celebrate our anniversary, you can pick up a free birthday box in the freebie vault, under the shops tab! These will only be available until the end of April.

- New prompts are up, as per the usual! We have a fun birthday & celebration theme going on, along with the chance to do a little present for our lovely mascot, Sein!

- We will be forgoing a standard batch this month, because April means LUX GACHAAAAAAA!! There will be more info on this event later in the month. <3

And that's everything! Thank you all again for 7 years of an amazing species!

January Monthly Update

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by StudioMaz

Hi everyone, bit of a late announcement, been tied up with holiday & travel stuff! I hope all of you have been having a good and safe holiday season, and wishing you all a good start to the new year <3

Here's a bit of info for the month:

- Be sure to spend your snowflakes if you haven't already, the shop will close up at the end of the month and won't open again until December!

- To celebrate the new year, we've pulled some old prompts from when the site first opened, and brought in some new rewards! For this month only, event prompts will award a 2022 Event Pet Egg which will have special prompt pets from last year! Great to stock up on if you're missing some from your collection.

- The batch on the 20th will be a free-for-all, to give the designers some fun with their ideas <3

:Emoji_Sparkles: And I think that's everything! Here's to a good 2023 this year, and more fun leech things to come!

December Monthly Update

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by StudioMaz

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Season's greason's everyone!

We've finally hit the last month of the year, and with that a new group of prompts have come with the roll-over!

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And now time for the good stuff!

🎄 - Snowflakes are back for prompts this month, which can be exchanged for some fun goodies at the event stand! https://leechmonsters.com/shops/4

🎄 - - Due to a lot of things going in the lives of the mods & the holidays bringing a lot of hectic times and traveling, there will be a smaller tadpole MYO flatsale batch!
We do not have a date for these yet, but will give more information soon. <3

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And I think that's everything! Hope you all have a wonderful month and holiday season for those who celebrate <3

October Monthly Update

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by StudioMaz

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Hi everyone!

It's time to get spooky for the entire month of Halloween, hope you're ready for some fun tricks and treats!

Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who participated in the DTE event! It was a really fun experiment for us and something we might like to try out again in the future.  Congrats to both  CrayonArsenal and shadedpenumbra for winning their respective leeches!

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And now time for the spooky stuff!

🍬 - New limited prompts are out for the month, and also feature an extra treat - crystal eyes are back as prompt rewards, and can be exchanged at The Trading Host: https://leechmonsters.com/shops/5

🍬 - There will be a tadpole MYO flatsale in the upcoming days! They will be available for both snacks and USD, and have special traits.

🍬 - One final exciting thing, there will be a design gacha on the 20th this month instead of a themed batch! There will be a lot of really incredible designs, so mark your calendars <3

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Sorry for the long post this month, but thanks so much everyone for the continued support!