Shadow Wolves Litepaper
TLDR: Shadow Wolves minting 4.20.23. All relevant information and FAQs below.
We’ve followed Blue Cat through various fractures into and throughout the Wandering Territory over the past 10 weeks. We’ve chosen the wrong path, made Chugs cry, met Old Man Berg and Ardi in Sapphire Town, and now, it’s time to discover where these Journeys have led us and what’s on the other side of our Fractures.
A Bit of Backstory
Shadow Wolves, as described in the Royal Library records, are druidic wolf-like creatures with Viking-like characteristics that inhabit the Wandering Territory. For thousands of years, they have lived a life embedded in nature and work alongside other residents of the Wandering Territory. Their primary objective is to explore geological fractures and obtain precious materials throughout Cooltopia. They are highly-skilled in combat and may attack to protect their resources.
It’s up to Blue and his friends to rescue Jo and Chugs from the Shadow Wolves.
Identity and Role
Shadow Wolves introduce the dark side of Cooltopia, allowing holders the opportunity to embody a darker persona as a druidic, Viking-like wolf, with the ability to travel through fractures and collect precious materials. Known for being aggressive and uncivilized, these formidable adversaries are an integral part of the Cooltopian economy.
Shadow Wolves will deliver new game-playing dynamics and integrate more healthy competition amongst the Cooltopian community. Cool Cats and Shadow Wolves will be granted access to different utilities, whereby the Shadow Wolves will be classified as Super Cool members of the overall ecosystem, having access to diverse experiences, including unique Journeys and items that only they can obtain. By introducing the Shadow Wolves, we are expanding the world of Cooltopia and providing our community with new and exciting opportunities for exploration and adventure.
To mint a Shadow Wolf , burn a Cool Cats Fracture. The steps are as follows:
- Go to our Mint page
- Select the fractures you want to burn
- Approve your token(s) for burning (you pay the gas)
- Approve the burning/processing of your fractures
- Receive your Shadow Wolf
Shadow Wolves are free to mint when you burn a Fracture NFT. Users will pay gas on the Ethereum network to authorize burning in order to mint their Shadow Wolves.
Shadow Wolves will be a static ERC-721a minted on the Ethereum blockchain network.
Your Shadow Wolf will be revealed instantly upon mint!
Rarity Tiers and Traits
Final Fracture traits/rarity tiers directly correlate to the final Shadow Wolf rarity tiers and traits, as discussed in our previous litepaper about Fractures and Journeys. Each tier of the Shadow Wolves collection will be organized similarly to the Cool Cats Collection tier system, with familiar levels ranging from Shadow 1 to Chaos 2.
A snapshot was taken on 4.17.23 of all holder wallets and the Cool Scores tied to each Fracture. In cases where there are ties for a certain tier threshold, your Cool Score will influence tier prioritization for your new PFPs.
The symbols were used to randomly assign the one-of-ones and legendary wolves within the collection. More details on these below.
The Shadow Wolves collection will have a maximum size of 11,575.
Due to the nature of the original Fractures airdrop, we recognize the potential that not everyone may burn/mint. If the total number of Shadow Wolves minted is less than 10,000 at the close of the mint window, we reserve the right to mint up to a total collection size of 10,000 for treasury and holder distribution purposes. This is described in more detail below.
We have introduced a new approach to one-of-ones in our collection. We have added two tiers of legendary characters, with the more limited ones being called The Elders. The Elders will be randomly assigned to symbol factions from your fracture. The rarity tier of the Fractures will not be a factor in the availability of The Elders. This means that any fracture can result in a legendary Shadow Wolf.
Additionally, there will be legendary traits available for other characters, which we are calling The Scholars. There will be multiple scholars for each faction and will be minted at the end of the minting period and distributed as rewards to our most loyal members and as prize rewards. To learn more about how to get rewarded, stay tuned to our Discord and Twitter accounts.
Minting Timeframe and Limits
The minting window for Shadow Wolves will open on 4.20.23 and will close on 5.19.2023 at 3PM EST. At this point, we will work to lock in the rarity distribution for the Shadow Wolves PFPs as well as ensure a fixed and finalized collection size, unique to the World of Cooltopia.
IMPORTANT: If you DO NOT burn your Fracture(s) to mint your Shadow Wolves within the minting period, your Fracture NFTs will become useless, leveraging no further utility or membership access.
Cool Cats Admin Mints
The number of tokens to be minted for Cool Cats has not yet been determined, however, we will only mint the minimum necessary to achieve the following objectives:
- Restore balance to the Shadow Wolves rarity distribution
- These will most likely be lower rarity tier Shadow Wolves, although, depending on minting, could be a significant number. As a general rule, 10% quantity increase between tiers is the minimum bar to meet. Tiers like Shadow 1 will likely have the most mints required to rebalance.
- Distribution of the majority of these tokens will be prioritized to Cool Cats/Cool Pets and high Cool Score achievers. Stay tuned for details!
- Mint the remaining Elders/Scholars that were previously unminted and return them to the community, similar to how Legendary Cats were handled.
- Create a Cool Cats Treasury balance for long-term use. Not to exceed 5% of the final Shadow Wolves collection size.
More information on the number of tokens to be minted and their distribution will be shared closer to the end of the minting period.
Shadow Wolves are considered membership NFTs in the overall Cool Cats ecosystem. They fit into the ‘Super Cool’ tier, right next to Cool Pets.
Shadow Wolves holders will have early access to special drops and releases, exclusive merch, IRL events and partnership perks, among other benefits.
Cool Score Updates
A new version of the Cool Score will be released before the mint window closes. This updated version will take into account the completion of Season 1 Journeys and the addition of Shadow Wolves to the scoring system. Some adjustments will also be made to the algorithm to balance the overall ecosystem. Stay tuned for updates soon™!
Cooltopia is expanding and holders will be able to embody a darker persona that implements new game-playing dynamics, integrates healthy competition amongst the community, and offers new perks and utilities for Super Cool members of the Cool Cats ecosystem.
What personalities will our Shadow Wolves take on and how will these rivals affect the future of Cooltopia? Mint yours to find out.