Many centuries ago, the Jade emperor was born into a world far different to ours. Growing up, he was a lonely figure, considered to be an outcast. He had very little passions in life besides speculating and betting. Yet he used this passion to his advantage, and by the age of 12, he managed to amass immense wealth through betting on horse racing.
With this new found wealth, the Jade Emperor’s popularity increased in this ancient, yet fickle world. A plethora of individuals who never cared for him, started to connect with the Emperor. That's when the penny dropped, and he realised that it was his wealth that brought a lot of fake friends whose ulterior motive was his money. Realising this, the Jade Emperor started spending less time with his "friends", and ended up spending more time with animals in the Kingdom. He felt the connection was more authentic.
With this new found friendship, he finally felt happy, and was extremely grateful for the unconditional love his animals gave him. In order to give back to his animal friends, he devised a plan. Nevertheless, he also wanted them to work for it to learn the value of money.
After some time, he decided to create his very own event - the zodiac races, hosted on the streets of HK. 12 animals participated, and it was an immensely successful event. The excitement and satisfaction he felt from hosting this event prompted him to host this race regularly throughout the year. Since then, the zodiac animals would spend every minute of the year in isolation, training for this specific event. They would come alive on the streets of Hong Kong on the race day, and take part in a race that determines their fortune.
The next race is set for February, 2022. Hold on to your NFTs to be automatically entered into this competition. One NFT = one entry.