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Herald's Challenge III: October 2017

by Calmorlayne, 16 days ago

Welcome to the 3rd monthly Herald's Challenge!!  

Any member of the forum, be they Templares, Inquisitores, Malleus, Heretic, or Wayward may participate in the Herald's Challenge by submitting an entry, or just by voting for their favorite entry. The winner will receive the title of "Herald of the Order", 2,000 gold, and the "Glory of the Herald" medal, awarded at a meeting and displayed on the Registratus.  (Unless they're not a guildmember, in which case they get the gold.)

 

The winner will be decided by using the forum up-vote or "like" method.  On each post, in the upper right corner, there is an up arrow (and down arrow). While it is normally perfectly fine to use the down-vote arrow for the rest of the forums, please do not use it for these entries.  Total up-votes for an entry will be counted, and the Grand Priory shall evaluate the most up-voted submissions (based on lore and guild theme), and announce the winner.

 

This post-fest will focus on SECRETS, of all sorts!

 

Here are some suggestions as to what to include in your entries: 

      The stories of secrets may relate to canon, or fanon, in-game, or completely made up! 

It could be a lot of things:

How a Heretic hid, and was exposed ...
How knowledge that was found helped save a battle ...
How information hidden meant that a village would die ...
Discovery of a secret within the Order ...
Secrets of how to use the Holy Link to organize an attack on a Horde village ...
Secrets that a member holds, and fears that the Inquisition might someday find out …
Secret goings on in the basement of the Slaughtered Lamb tavern in Stormwind ...
The secret worship of Old Gods at a church of the Light ...
The secret things a rebel smuggles into the city - including Horde deserters ...
A warlock's secret summoning chamber in a root cellar.  

The story could be a narrative of when the secret is found out; it could be a detailed 3rd person description of the information found in a book, or it could even be told from a 1st person PoV of a heretic who knows the secret!

       Apart from that, entries should closely follow WoW mechanics (i.e. what they do in-game). We will not say that you can't include anything non-canon, but, we don't want you declaring yourself King of Stormwind, or killing the Warchief of the Horde, for example, for obvious reasons.  Don’t feel penned in by this suggestion though! Feel free to make your submission unique by including original items, or new uses for spells, or even game-expansion-specific (if it happened in the past) or current events. It can be super crunchy (i.e. lots o' linked spells or talents, etc) or completely fluffy (narrative and background), or anywhere in between.

     Additionally, authors may wish to include the history of their secret, such as how they were found out, why they are hidden knowledge, if the secret has already had bad effects, or someone is planning to use it, etc.  It doesn't even have to be your character's PoV! It can be a made-up character, or a canon character! Also, you may include other player's characters in your story, and if they like it, they can comment on the entry's thread "Canon for [toon's name]" if they want the story to be included in their official storyline.  I encourage use of the Lord Inquisitor Calmorlayne Tovald, the Librarian.  You may wish to encourage other players to participate in your thread by making IC posts following your scene in the same thread, but, the only votes that count toward winning the competition are on the original post.

       Mind you, this is not a hard and fast format, but more people will find your story useful and interesting if you adhere to at least most of the above suggestions. No pressure though! Write what YOU want to write about! 

Now, on to the format...
    Your submission should be in the realm of 1,000-4,000 words or so in length (more is fine; less not so much). That is not set in stone, but it is a good average length for any story on the forums. Be sure to not only Spell Check your article but read it over yourself, as Spell Check will catch many things, but seldom everything. Submit your story on the Roleplaying forum found here.  Be sure to cite any sources you may have used as well. 

    When submitting your entry, be sure that your story is submitted in plain text format, contains no unsupported fonts, and if you use any formatting, make sure it matches WoW in-game formatting (i.e. - white for speech, orange for emotes, green for the Holy Link, pink for whispers, etc) . This just makes things a whole lot easier for members to  read, so take the time to do this *if* you use formatting.  If you write a straight narrative without formatting, please use the default colour and font sizes.  When submitting your article, please be sure to put the title of your submission in the following format: 

Herald'sChallenge Oct17: [TITLE OF YOUR STORY]

 

 *Note: keep the "TITLE OF YOUR STORY" bit under 44 characters in length - save the dissertation for your...um....dissertation!  Stories not submitted with the "Herald's Challenge" tag will not be considered for the contest.

 

***Submissions are due by October 31st, 2017.***  

 

 Thanks, and get to writing! ---Lord Inquisitor Calmorlayne Tovald, the Librarian

 

 

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Herald's Challenge: July-August, 2017

by Calmorlayne, 89 days ago

Welcome to the 2nd Herald's Challenge!! 

Any member of the forum, be they Templares, Inquisitores, Malleus, Heretic, or Wayward may participate in the Herald's Challenge by submitting an entry, or just by voting for their favorite entry. The winner will receive the title of "Herald of the Order", 2,000 gold, and the "Glory of the Herald" medal, awarded at a meeting and displayed on the Registratus.  (Unless they're not a guildmember, in which case they get the gold.) 

The winner will be decided by using the forum up-vote or "like" method.  On each post, in the upper right corner, there is an up arrow (and down arrow). While it is normally perfectly fine to use the down-vote arrow for the rest of the forums, please do not use it for these entries.  Total up-votes for an entry will be counted, and the Grand Priory shall evaluate the most up-voted submissions (based on lore and guild theme), and announce the winner.

This post-fest will focus on wretched hideouts, hangouts, lairs, dens, and warrens of the Heretic! 

Here are some suggestions as to what to include in your entries:
      The Heretic's lairs may be canon, or fanon, in-game, or completely made up!

It could be a lot of things:
A small backroom at a tavern.
A known church that worships the Old Gods instead of the Light.
A warlock's secret summoning chamber in a root cellar.
A rebel's smuggling warehouse, where they aid and abet Horde deserters wanting to come to the Light.
An active stone ring (a la Stonehenge) where they summon Void Lords somewhere in the forest.

The story could be a narrative story when the den of heresy is encountered; it could be a detailed 3rd person description of what goes on there, or it could even be told from the PoV of a heretic who goes there!

       Apart from that, entries should closely follow WoW mechanics (i.e. what they do in-game). We will not say that you can't include anything non-canon, but, we don't want you declaring yourself King of Stormwind, or killing the Warchief of the Horde, for example, for obvious reasons.  Don’t feel penned in by this suggestion though! Feel free to make your submission unique by including original items, or new uses for spells, or even game-expansion-specific (if it happened in the past) or current events. It can be super crunchy (i.e. lots o' linked spells or talents, etc) or completely fluffy (narrative and background), or anywhere in between.

       Additionally, authors may wish to include the history of their den of heresy, such as where they are, why they support heretics, if they have already done horrible things, or are planning to, etc.  It doesn't even have to be your character's PoV! It can be a made-up character, or a canon character! Also, you may include other player's characters in your story, and if they like it, they can comment on the entry's thread "Canon for [toon's name]" if they want the story to be included in their official storyline.  I encourage use of the Lord Inquisitor Calmorlayne Tovald, the Librarian.  You may wish to encourage other players to participate in your thread by making IC posts following your scene in the same thread, but, the only votes that count toward winning the competition are on the original post. 

       Mind you, this is not a hard and fast format, but more people will find your story useful and interesting if you adhere to at least most of the above suggestions. No pressure though! Write what YOU want to write about!  

Now, on to the format...

      Your submission should be in the realm of 1,000-4,000 words or so in length (more is fine; less not so much). That is not set in stone, but it is a good average length for any story on the forums. Be sure to not only Spell Check your article but read it over yourself, as Spell Check will catch many things, but seldom everything. Submit your story on the Roleplaying forum found here.  Be sure to cite any sources you may have used as well.  

When submitting your entry, be sure that your story is submitted in plain text format, contains no unsupported fonts, and if you use any formatting, make sure it matches WoW in-game formatting (i.e. - white for speech, orange for emotes, green for the Holy Link, pink for whispers, etc) . This just makes things a whole lot easier for members to  read, so take the time to do this *if* you use formatting.  If you write a straight narrative without formatting, please use the default colour and font sizes.  When submitting your article, please be sure to put the title of your submission in the following format:

Herald'sChallenge(Jun2017): [TITLE OF YOUR STORY] 

 *Note: keep the "TITLE OF YOUR STORY" bit under 44 characters in length - save the dissertation for your...um....dissertation!  Stories not submitted with the "Herald's Challenge" tag will not be considered for the contest. 

 ***Submissions are due by August 31st, 2017.***  

 Thanks, and get to writing! ---Lord Inquisitor Calmorlayne Tovald, the Librarian

 

 

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The Herald's Challenge!!

by Calmorlayne, 135 days ago

Welcome to the first monthly Herald's Challenge!!

     Any member of the forum, be they Templares, Inquisitores, Malleus, Heretic, or Wayward may participate in the Herald's Challenge by submitting an entry, or just by voting for their favorite entry. The winner will receive the title of "Herald of the Order", 20,000 gold (yes, you read that right!  Twenty thousand gold!!), and the "Glory of the Herald" medal, awarded at a meeting and displayed on the Registratus.  (Unless they're not a guildmember, in which case they only get the gold.)

     The winner will be decided by using the forum up-vote or "like" method.  On each post, in the upper right corner, there is an up arrow (and down arrow). While it is normally perfectly fine to use the down-vote arrow for the rest of the forums, please do not use it for these entries.  Total up-votes for an entry will be counted, and the Grand Priory shall evaluate the most up-voted submissions (based on lore and guild theme), and announce the winner.

This post-fest will focus on your character's action or reaction to discovering or encountering a Heretic.

Here are some suggestions as to what to include in your entries:
    The Heretic may be canon or fanon, major or minor, an NPC or a player, be someone in the Grimoire Hereticus, or may be made up entirely for this Herald's Challenge.  
    Heretic entries for the this first monthly Herald's Challenges include not only the individual Heretic your character is dealing with, but, may be more than one Heretic, or even be different classes or races! They could even be a Horde goblin assassin! 
     Apart from that, entries should closely follow WoW mechanics (i.e. what they do in-game). We will not say that you can't include anything non-canon, but, we don't want you declaring yourself King of Stormwind, or killing the Warchief of the Horde, for example, for obvious reasons.  Don’t feel penned in by this suggestion though! Feel free to make your submission unique by including original items, or new uses for spells, current events, or even be game-expansion-specific (if it happened in the past). It can be super crunchy (i.e. lots o' linked spells or talents, etc) or completely fluffy (narrative and background), or anywhere in between.
      Additionally, authors may wish to include the history of their Heretic, such as who they are, why they are a heretic, if they have already committed heresy, etc.  It doesn't even have to be your character! It can be a made-up character, or a canon character! Also, you may include other player's characters in your story, and if they like it, they can comment on the entry's thread "Canon for [toon's name]" if they want the story to be included in their official storyline.  I encourage use of the Lord Inquisitor Calmorlayne Tovald, the Librarian.  You may wish to encourage other players to participate in your thread by making IC posts following your scene in the same thread, but, the only votes that count toward winning the competition are on the original post. 
       Mind you, this is not a hard and fast format, but more people will find your story useful and interesting if you adhere to at least most of the above suggestions. No pressure though! Write what YOU want to write about!

Now, on to the format...
      Your submission should be in the realm of 1,000-4,000 words or so in length (more is fine; less not so much). That is not set in stone, but it is a good average length for any story on the forums. Be sure to not only Spell Check your article but read it over yourself, as Spell Check will catch many things, but seldom everything. Submit your story on the Roleplaying forum found here.  Be sure to cite any sources you may have used as well. 
      When submitting your entry, be sure that your story is submitted in plain text format, contains no unsupported fonts, and if you use any formatting, make sure it matches WoW in-game formatting (i.e. - white for speech, orange for emotes, green for the Holy Link, pink for whispers, etc) . This just makes things a whole lot easier for members to  read, so take the time to do this *if* you use formatting.  If you write a straight narrative without formatting, please use the default colour and font sizes.  When submitting your article, please be sure to put the title of your submission in the following format:

Herald's Challenge (Jun2017): [TITLE OF YOUR STORY]

*Note: keep the "TITLE OF YOUR STORY" bit under 44 characters in length - save the dissertation for your...um....dissertation!  Stories not submitted with the "Herald's Challenge" tag will not be considered for the contest.

***Submissions are due by June 30, 2017.***

Thanks, and get to writing! ---Lord Inquisitor Calmorlayne Tovald, the Librarian

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