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Rising Dawn (Event)

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Rising Dawn was an event introduced on January 13, 2016. This event was created to celebrate the introduction of the Japanese pantheon in SMITE. Similarly to the Odyssey 2016 event, Cosmetic Items were released on fixed dates. These items were available for direct purchase until March 1, 2016 (PC). Every item purchased came with a free Treasure Chest roll that could be claimed in the Rewards Center. These chests could grant 2015 Convention Skins, Exclusive Release Skins, Promotional Skins, and More.

Additional information can be found here: Rising Dawn promo site.

Land of the Rising Sun[edit | edit source]

Japan, land of the rising sun; their pantheon consists of many gods and goddesses, more commonly known as “Kami”, or “highly placed being.” The rank of Kami was bestowed on natural objects and beings such as mountains, rivers, animals, as well as esteemed ancestors. While Kami appear in many forms and usually have human qualities, they are powerful beings who control aspects of nature. Of the two types of Kami, the heavenly Kami are superior than their earthly counterparts and only reside in heaven, hence, they must use messengers to keep them up to date on earth and in the underworld. The main myths that accompany these religious traditions are that of the creation of the world, the founding of the Japanese Islands, and those of magical creatures, humans, and deities.

In the beginning of Heaven and Earth there were five Heavenly Deities in the plain of High Heaven, each born without sire and each disappearing thereafter. Following them were born the gods and goddesses of the Seven Divine Generations, the last of which were Izanagi - He Who Invites - and Izanami - She Who Invites. These two drew forth the first Island with a jeweled spear, and upon this island were married and gave birth to the remaining slands and deities until - while giving birth to Kagu-tsuchi, the god of fire - Izanami's insides were burned. Izanami died shortly after, and her husband, having entered the underworld in a failed attempt to bring back his wife, cleansed himself and in doing so gave birth to Amaterasu (washed from his left eye), Tsukiyomi (from his right), and Susano-o (from his nose).

Sometime later Susano-o, God of Summer Storms, was visiting his sister Amaterasu, Goddess of the Sun, when he saw the manner in which the goddess of food produced their meals. He flew into a rage, destroying his sister's rice fields and looms, and attacking one of her servants. For this he was banished to earth, where he slew a great serpent only to find a sword deep in it's belly. At this same time his sister hid herself in a cave, depriving the earth of her warmth and light until all the other gods tricked her out using a mirror to convince her they'd found a new sun.

Amaterasu is still known as one of the most famous Kami, eventually passing down this sword, mirror, and a magatama gem to her grandson, whose great grandson in turn was the first emperor of Japan. Shinto myths usually tell of how Amaterasu's descendants unified the Japanese people into one nation, and the three treasures are still enshrined in Japan to this day, were Amaterasu and her family continue to be venerated in contemporary Japanese mythology, a blend of Shinto, “the way of the gods,” Buddha, and lesser spirits such as Kappa and Tanuki.

Rising Dawn Cosmetic Items[edit | edit source]

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These are the items that were available during the event.

Unlocks[edit | edit source]

Harajuku
Icon Type Release Date Description
RisingDawn Icon HarajukuNeith.png God Skin January 13 Neith's kawaii outfit is inspired by one of the most famous youth culture districts in Tokyo, Harajuku.
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A 400 Gems.png skin for Neith. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.

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Kaiju
Icon Type Release Date Description
RisingDawn Icon KaijuSobek.png God Skin January 13 Named after the iconic Japanese film genre, Sobek,as it seems, has already torn through parts of a major city!
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A 400 Gems.png skin for Sobek. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.

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Rising Dawn Bundle
Icon Type Release Date Description
RisingDawn Icon JapaneseTheme.png Bundle February 2 Show your allegiance to the Japanese Pantheon!
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A 300 Gems.png cosmetic bundle composed of the Japanese Pantheon avatar, the Shinto Shrine ward skin and the Japanese music theme.

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Irezumir
Icon Type Release Date Description
RisingDawn Icon IrezumirYmir.png God Skin February 2 Irezumir will stop at nothing to force you out of his ring! Let the Sumo begin!
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Story
A 400 Gems.png skin for Ymir. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.

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Rewards[edit | edit source]

Enigma Chest
Icon Type Release Date Description
RisingDawn Icon BlueChest.png Treasure Chest January 13 This chest has a chance of unlocking a non-exclusive item such as an emote, ward, avatar, voice pack, skin, a 3-day booster, or a rare chance at a T3 or T4 skin.
Discoveries
Story
A free Enigma Chest roll granted for each Rising Dawn item unlocked.

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Soulless Machine
Icon Type Release Date Description
RisingDawn Icon SoulessSol.png God Skin February 2 The ghost in the machine, emotionless and serving; does everything a god can do but better and without all the drama.
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A skin for Sol granted by unlocking all 4 Rising Dawn items. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.

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