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And the winner is …
To everyone who submitted an entry, please know that this contest was incredibly difficult to judge. Every story was great and well-written; in the end, we liked the twist given to Elder Riversong.
Shalune, we will be adding your story to our library, both on our guildsite and Tumblr, with proper credit given to you.
As requested by the winner, a total of 3,500 gold will be sent to both Roulette and Lotuslilly (from Nothrotes). Congratulations!
Also: If you submitted a story and would like it archived in our “library,” please post here and let us know!
Wyrmrest Accord, thank you so much for your generosity. We thought this would be a fun little prompt to write to, but had no idea the outpouring of support and encouragement from others. We will definitely be holding another one of these for a future holiday event.
The Mageroyal Society
p.s. Philomene and Paílla, please check your mail.
Topic: Lunar Festival Elders
Word count: Unlimited
Deadline: Midnight (ST), February 8th
Grand prize: Winner's choice of Blizzard Store pet OR 1000g* This prize is available to both factions. Winners will be announced on Monday, Feb. 11th.
The <Mageroyal Society> will be judging and selecting the winning entries. There is no minimum/maximum word count. Some qualities we will be watching for are: good use of grammar and punctuation, spelling, how well it fits into the gaming universe, and of course - entertainment value.
All Elders are up for grabs - you do not need to reserve one. If more than one person writes about the same elder, that’s okay!
Important: Winners of this contest agree that their work will be preserved in the Society’s library (a thread on our guild site, as well as publication on our Tumblr, with proper credit given to the author). We would also like to repost your story in the winner’s announcement thread.
Edited by Vandrysse on 2/11/2013 10:38 AM PST
...THIS IS SUCH A NEAT IDEA. Capslock, that's how neat.
I have to figure out a time to scheduleclear for some writing, fff. That's a really cool prompt.
Servitors of Lothar would like to donate 5000g to the winner should the winner be Alliance. Should the winner be Horde, you are responsible for getting your gold back to redside.
Edited by Philomene on 1/28/2013 2:49 PM PST
That's amazing, Ziichi - thank you! We appreciate everyone's generosity and support.
Short answer: Go nuts!
Long answer: We know there are a lot of openings in lore, especially for a prompt like this, that I can’t say it has to strictly abide by it. As long as, y'know, no one’s trying to seriously assert that Skychaser the Elder is really Voldemort in disguise.
Humorous stories and parodies obviously get more leeway.
You’re a great writer, so naturally I’d be curious to see what you have in mind!
My submission, entitled Elder Bladeleaf.
1600(ish) words, all of it made up on the spot, and I make no claims to the correctness or veracity of the lore. I just happened to notice that Bladeleaf was a last name shared by several elves, so I decided they were family.
(Continued next post. <3 )
The three elves stepped to the side, Syral placing her arms around Hannah’s waist to comfort her, as each elf from the village of Dolanaar stepped forward to grant him their offerings, ask for his advice, greet him as an old friend, or simply pay their respects to the Elder.
(Continued next post. <3)
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