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Scribe's Contest XI - Voting! - Admiral - 08-23-2017 03:59 AM



Welcome to the voting thread for the 11th Scribe's Contest writing competition!

"And one, and two, and one-two-three-four...!”





How to vote:
Please submit 3 numbers as votes by sending a PM to Scribe account (a special account all Staff members can access). We had 7 entries this time, which means each entrant will receive 7 slaves once the winners have been announced.

You are not allowed to vote for your own entry.

Each (more or less) anonymous entry is numbered ranging from 1 to 7. There is no need to specify which one you think is 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Simply list the three that you like we will do the rest.

Voting will close at 11:59 PM September 3rd, 2017 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone).  Once the votes are tallied we will post the results.

Subject Matter: The True Nature of the Father of Darkness





Entry #1

Trackless steppe, a plain of bones
Hidden there, great halls of stone
Ramparts rise up to the very sky
Ruinous banners upon them fly

Red hot furnace burns the air
Journey here only few dare
Brute overlords make this their lair

A city where life has no worth
manacles and chains dragged through its dirt
Furious industry cracks its earth

Let the hammers sing
Faces behind the masks are grim
A dirge for bloody war
Ironclad Dwarfs range far

Black hearts filled with greed
Feverish eyes glazed by mead
Ashen beards bound in brass
They charge
en masse

Blood and iron!
Crushing all beneath their boots
Smoke and fire!
An unyielding desire
Runic icons of yore
Becomes occult artifacts
Through Daemonic lore

By steel will
Are battles won
Wealth is made
By lives enslaved

In cursed ziggurats
The currency is souls
Favors bought by feel deeds
Bloody sacrifices grants them their goals

A god vain and cruel
Use the souls as fuel
Dark rituals of the Dawi Zharr
Leaves the world riddled with scars

Hellish contraptions powered by steam
bound by runes and black oaths
as made from a madman's dream
crush the bones of foes
makes them sing songs of woes

Blood and iron!
Crushing all beneath their boots
Smoke and fire!
An unyielding desire
Runic icons of yore
Becomes occult artifacts
Through Daemonic lore

By steel will
Are battles won
Wealth is made
By lives enslaved






Entry #2

Break or Be Broken

See!
Hear!
Know!

We are the forsaken ones,
in the thrall of dread Dark God,
our dedication absolute...

Hearts of stone,
and fevered minds,
the Dark God's own,
the broken kind's.

Break!
Break!
Break or be broken!

See!
Hear!
Know!

We are the toiling ones,
cursed by ancestors and gods,
our damnation assured...

Wills of steel,
madness chained,
the master's heel,
the honour stained.

Break!
Break!
Break or be broken!

See!
Hear!
Know!

We are the chosen ones,
erecting greatest works,
to His dominion claim...

Souls on fire,
a world to scour,
the hardship dire,
the hunger for power.

Break!
Break!
Break or be broken!

Break!
Break!
Break or be broken!

Break!
Break!
Break or be broken!

- Chaos Dwarf Cult Song






Entry #3


Hobgoblin Sneakers – Tzomy Tzukker

Put on your Big Hat, Dawi
Hashut, we're going out to fight
Put on your Big Hat, Dawi
Hashut, we're going out to fight
Better curl your bearded face,
Send Sneaky Gitz to kill'em right

Send in your Hobgoblin sneakers
and wear that Big Hat on your head
Send in your Hobgoblin sneakers
and wear that Big Hat on your head
They're just slaves now, Dawi
Hashut knows your gunna knock'em dead

I've got an old Chaotic fever
and some strength in my backhand
got an old Chaotic fever
got some strength in my backhand
Hobgoblin slaves cost much more than I can stand

Get behind your Hobgoblin sneakers
and wear that Big Hat on your head
Get behind your Hobgoblin sneakers
and wear that Big Hat on your head
Though some slaves die
In Hashut's name you've gotta knock'em dead






Entry #4


Lammasu

Darkling fire come smother me
Let shadows fill my mind
With your power I shall see
My soul to Hashut I bind

Bone!

Once splintered and smashed
Mended with artisan skill
Flame of furnace lashed
Sheathed in dark steel

Skin!

Once broken and shorn
Fused with fury and fire
In Hashut’s image reborn
Hardened and cracked by pyre

Soul!

Food for Hashut’s thirst
This I do gladly yield
And so become the First
Hooves beat the battlefield

I am Dawi no more
Gone the weakness within
Gone my outer flaws
His word I shall bring

Bone!

Once splintered and smashed
Mended with artisan skill
Flame of furnace lashed
Sheathed in dark steel

Skin!

Once broken and shorn
Fused with fury and fire
In Hashut’s image reborn
Hardened and cracked by pyre

Soul!

Food for Hashut’s thirst
This I do gladly yield
And so become the First
Hooves beat the battlefield

His word I shall bring!
His glory I shall sing!
I am Lammasu!






Entry #5

(Chorus, softly): Lift the hammer!

There’s no earthly way of knowing
How many hours we’ve been moaning
There’s no knowing how long we’re going
Or how hot the bellows blowing

(Chorus, louder than before): Lift the hammer!

Not a spec of light is showing
So His hunger must be growing
Are the fires of hell a-glowing?
Are the temple daggers flowing?

(Chorus, yet louder than before): Lift the hammer!

Yes, His hunger must be growing
For the blood and steel keep flowing!
And they’re certainly not showing!
Any signs that they are slowing!

(Chorus, loud and boisterous): Lift the hammer and strike and again! That’s the Daemonsmith’s way!






Entry #6

Temple Chant Number    7-11   

Clang         =         Large Bronze Gong being hit
Thump     =     Bass Drum beats    or    Staff Butts banged onto the floor

>HASHUT!<     Clang     >Aaaaaaaaaaah!<
>Saviour of the Dawi Zharr!<
Thump, … thump,    …    thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.

>HASHUT!<     Clang     >Aaaaaaaaaaah!<
>He saved every one of us!<
Thump, … thump,    …    thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.

>HASHUT!<     Clang     >Aaaaaaaaaaah!<
>He has blessed our noble race!<
Thump, … thump,    …    thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.

>HASHUT!<     Clang     >Aaaaaaaaaaah!<
>He is our Father in Darkness!<
Thump, … thump,    …    thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.

>HASHUT!<     Clang     >Aaaaaaaaaaah!<
>He owns every-one of us<
Thump!
>The souls of every-one of us!<
Thump!
>With a mighty hoof, he’ll crush the world<
>And the Dawi Zharr will rule . . all!<
Thump, … thump,    …    thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.






Entry #7

Make haste! Make haste! We cross the death-locked northern waste.   
Where dark unspoken deeds are done, 'neath twilight glare of frozen sun.
March we with endless iron tread to iron will of granite dead   
whose stone hard hand beats walking drum, 'neath twilight glare of frozen sun.

MAKE HASTE! With deadly IRON TREAD!    [shouted with a chorus of voices]

Lay waste, destroy! With iron and fire and smoke sing joy.   
The fortress fallen; battle won, 'neath twilight glare of frozen sun.
Drink deep the sound of battle's song; the clanking roar of engines strong
that follow on the walking drum, 'neath twilight glare of frozen sun.

DESTROY! and hark the BATTLE SONG    [shouted with a chorus of voices]

Lay waste, and burn! With axe and smoking cannon turn.   
Rout the foe; their senses stun, 'neath twilight glare of frozen sun.
And wretched bring them back in chain; to toil till end of days in vain 
and ever fear the walking drum, 'neath twilight glare of frozen sun.

LAY WASTE! and BURN and BIND THEM!    [shouted with a chorus of voices]

Lay waste! Lay waste! Enslave and drag with brutal haste.   
To blackened tower of Zharr-Naggrund, 'neath twilight glare of frozen sun.
To fan the flames of smoking forge and mine the depths of blackest gorge 
and blinded hear the walking drum, 'neath twilight glare of frozen sun.

ENSLAVE! to the BLACKEST DEPTHS!    [shouted with a chorus of voices] 

Make haste! Make haste! We rule the dreadful northern waste.   
Our last unspoken deeds are done, 'neath twilight glare of frozen sun.
The price of power thus we earn; from stone we start, to stone return. 
and endless beats the walking drum, 'neath twilight glare of frozen sun. 

From Stone we start, TO STONE RETURN!

The stone hand beats the Walking Drum
...we follow on the Walking Drum.
...they ever fear the Walking Drum.
...and blinded hear the Walking Drum.
For endless beats the Walking Drum.   

Across the death-locked northern waste... 'neath twilight glare of frozen sun... 
'neath twilight glare of frozen sun...   







Remember, the Gold winner's prize will be one unpainted resin kit of Triumph & Treachery:



Great job folks and good luck!

The Staff

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RE: Scribe's Contest XI - Voting! - Forgefire - 08-23-2017 01:11 PM

Cool works! This was a greatly appreciated and fun challenge for me. I have read trough them all and votes have been sent. Takes Hat off


RE: Scribe's Contest XI - Voting! - Ghrask Dragh - 08-23-2017 02:02 PM

Done, tough to choose as all so good

Cheers!


RE: Scribe's Contest XI - Voting! - MadHatter - 08-23-2017 02:04 PM

Great submissions, my votes are in Takes Hat off

Well done every one!


RE: Scribe's Contest XI - Voting! - Jackswift - 08-23-2017 03:00 PM

Another strong group of entries which seems to be the standard on CDO.  Some wonderfully tongue in cheek entries in the mix.  Tongue Wink 

Read through them all multiple times and my votes are in.  Good luck to all.  Cheers!  Cheers!


RE: Scribe's Contest XI - Voting! - Carcearion - 08-23-2017 07:42 PM

My votes are in! Takes Hat off


RE: Scribe's Contest XI - Voting! - Admiral - 08-27-2017 03:37 PM

Great job folks. The voting time is unusually long since I'll be away during the coming week. Won't be available to answer PMs or suchlike. Back to modelling & painting after that