Meet the Polygon Pets: Paarja
August 26th, 2022 — Last week we announced our brand new collection of Pet characters, in partnership with popular L2 project Polygon: Polygon Pets!
Inspired by some of the famous big cats of India, we teased our three new characters to the Polkapet World community. The pets are:
- A Royal Bengal Tiger (Paarja)
- A Clouded Leopard (Baiyun)
- An Indian Leopard (Kaali)
Each character will come in four different rarities: Noble Onyx, Majestic Pearl, Royal Sapphire, and Opulent Diamond. The mints will be done in stages, beginning with the most common rarity: Noble Onyx.
To kick things off, today we are introducing you to our first pet, Paarja. Paarja is the Maelstrom of Kerjag and a proud storm prince of Ventus — the Prime Elemental Realm of Air.
He possesses unique authority over all elements that serve the storms, including — the rain, the clouds, the lightning — and all that dwells in their company.
Paarja’s initial purpose for entering the Mortal Realm was to catch his runaway sister. This excursion has since been abandoned, and instead he’s embarked on a ‘vacation’ in order to avoid his responsibilities as a storm prince.
Paarja’s story begins:
Paarja’s story begins in his territory of Kerjag, a vast mountain range that he considers a vacation spot in the World of Dot. The unending storms of Kerjag are a comfort to him, and it’s here that Paarja makes a game of leaping from mountaintop to mountaintop, and creating statues of himself, using bolts of lightning to shatter the stones in his image.
This changes when, after he attempts to control the storm, the image of a huge, toothed maw flashes behind the clouds. The lightning strikes Paarja and knocks him to the ground.
Visibly disturbed and growling, Paarja battles the storm and wrangles it back under his control, just as the image of the Shadow Queen fades behind the clouds. He hears a voice behind him as Kaali, his runaway sister, arrives.
How to get your “Noble Onyx” Rarity Paarja:
1. Fill in our dedicated web form, which we will publish to the community on the 29th August 2022. We’ll need your email and Polygon (Eth) wallet address, so that we can whitelist you for the claim. The form will remain open until 11.59pm on the 2nd September.
2. We’ll be opening our Forj Shop a week after the close of the whitelist submission form, where you’ll be able to claim your Polygon Pet for free. You’ll be limited to one pet, delivered via a Polygon Pets Mystery Box! You will only know which of our three available Polygon Pets you’ve got after opening the box.
3. Open your Polygon Pets Mystery Box in the Mystery Box section in the Pets dApp to see who you’ve got!
Note: The total amount of Paarja Polygon Pets minted will be defined by the number of eligible entrants and the number of randomly minted Paarja Pets.
About PolkaPet World
PolkaPet World is an NFT project created by Forj in partnership with some of the biggest names in the Polkadot ecosystem. Each PolkaPet is embodied as an artistic creature that represents a specific Polkadot project.
All PolkaPets hold unique project-specific utility to reward community members for holding their PolkaPet NFTs in their wallets. The utility can be a discount on fees, an airdrop of tokens to PolkaPet cardholders, or various other utilities.
The $PETS token is the utility token used to engage with PolkaPet World products and services, as well as allowing governance rights and access to exclusive sales.
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