Chaos Dwarfs Online Presents: The 11th Scribe's Contest writing competition on Chaos Dwarfs Online!
A sudden two-writing-competitions-in-a-row exception to the rules which is necessary and unavoidable or unforeseeable (pressing circumstances, got talent waiting...): Painting & Modelling contests will resume soon enough, folks!
We are pleased to announce that this Scribe's Contest has been sponsored by Admiralty Miniatures
. There will be one prize of this unpainted 5x10,5 cm resin relief plate Triumph & Thralldom
for the Gold winner:
”Out from the nightmare workshops and roaring manufactories and open pit mines of the Dawi Zharr empire there rise the din and clamour of tools at work, metal striking metal, metal striking stone, metal striking wood, flesh or bone. A thousand times ten thousand slave feet scurry and shuffle, and chains jangle and rattle while whips lash through the air. There is a moaning and a coughing and spitting, a harsh shouting and cursing and talking, a praying and recitating and prophesying. Monsters snort and weaklings whimper as cruel Hobgoblins laugh mischievously and baleful Chaos Dwarfs lords it over this hateful dominion. And in the background, storm winds howl as lightning strikes, and thunder rolls while volcanoes rumble and the cracked earth's crust moves like a nest of restless giants in the Dark Lands. And among the sizzle and crackle of fires, the hardship and the toil, among the din and the chaos, a savage music with a rhythm all of its own rise to the dark and fiery heavens above.
For this is the metallic and bloody music of the Dwarfs of Fire, and woe betide any mortal who shall hear it at its towering heart, the titanic edifice of Mingol Zharr-Naggrund the Great, the terror of men and prison of Daemons alike...
It is a sound of cruelty, and a sound of megalomania. It is madness, and it is unbearable. Yet above all, it is the music of hell on earth, and the Blacksmiths of Chaos are its chanting Daemons.
These are the words of the Unspeakable Ones.“
Subject Matter: A Harsh Music – Temple Song Lyrics
The theme for this writing competition is to produce one song lyric fit for a Chaos Dwarf Temple. You may of course write it as a metal song text if you wish.
Your entry could consist of a Temple acolyte chant, or a Metal variant of how you envision some Chaos Dwarf religious music to sound like.
By submitting an entry to this competition you automatically agree to give anyone on Chaos Dwarfs Online in general and in particular Admiral
full rights to use and spread your song text, even for commercial projects. Any song text used in such manner may have its lyrics changed by the musicians involved, according to artistic taste. Any song text chosen for music production will result in its writer getting access to the music files, but without monetary compensation (Admiral does not make money out of this either but has in fact negotiated away parts of a future commission payment for this music production [to be paid out of his pocket if the clients don't end up satisfied with the sculpted products, of course]; full details will eventually be revealed, but suffice to say that the musicians are gathered NOW, not in half a year's time, and it is imperative to forge while the iron is hot). Any lyric author will of course be mentioned with due credit given in the end product.
The word limit is entirely up to the writers themselves. Write it as song lyrics. Age of Sigmar entries are of course welcome.
All entries are to be written "in-universe", meaning no lines about D6s or green stuff are allowed. See the General Rules
You are encouraged to ask Admiral
about whether your entry meet the requirements or not, should you be unsure.
Please spellcheck your entry before submission. Even so, to help even the field for the non-native English speakers, Admiral
may correct grammar and spelling mistakes within the limits of his grasp of the English language.
Anything can be your inspiration, including your latest tabletop game. See the Guidelines
, and Chaos Dwarf Stories & Background Section
. (You are not allowed to copy someone else's work!)
For this particular contest it might be interesting to seek inspiration from the Liber Chaotica tomes.
Please read the full rules and guidelines that apply to the Scribe's Contest competition before submitting your entry!
Deadline: 11:59 PM 22nd of August 2017 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone)
Submit your entry by PM to the Scribe account
before the deadline. Entries will not be accepted after that date and time regardless of how cool your submission is. (You have a little under 2 weeks to complete your entry.)
If for some reason you are having trouble with your submission, contact one of the Staff before the deadline. In order to avoid problems, we strongly advise entrants not to wait until the very last minute to submit their entries... As things can and do go wrong at the last minute. Please do not send entries to individual Admin or Staff members to submit on your behalf as they may not check their PMs!
How to Enter
Write one song text of Chaos Dwarf lyrics, invented by you, and send a PM to Scribe
(a special user that all Staff have access to) containing the entry. The moderator organizing the contest will then check the inbox one or a few days before deadline and verify to each entrant that their submission was received.
If you win
- Take your place in the upcoming Scribe's Contest Hall of Fame (to be created), where your glory will be remembered for years to come.
- Receive the Scribe's Contest medal for your online persona:
- Everyone who enters gets a number of slaves equal to the number of entries. If 40 people enter we award 40 slaves to each person who entered.
- If you win Gold, you'll win resin wall relief plate, courtesy of Admiralty Miniatures.
Entries will count towards a participation medal, which is the simpler Scribe's Contest equivalent of Artisan's Contest and Golden Hat veteran medals.
As usual once all entries are received a voting thread will be created. If there are any questions please PM me, another Staff member or post them here.
A Harsh Music – Temple Song Lyrics
11:59 PM 22nd of August 2017 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone)
If any forum members would like to aid Scribe's Contest by donating models or other materials as prizes for future competitions, feel free to contact myself or one of the Staff to help sort out details.
Now, carve your tablet. Sharpen your pen and dip it in fresh slave blood, for Hashut demands words!
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