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As you may have noticed, over the past year or so, our beloved Ocean Masters have, one by one, been mysteriously disappearing from our tranquil waters. Oh, there have been excuses made, for some of them. The term 'shanghaid' has been thrown around. Whispers of strangely twisted knights and some kind of creepy medical person have been heard in dark corners. But no matter the rumour, in the end, our beloved OMs are never seen again.

I have been hard at work using my holistic detectoring skills to unravel this mysterious mystery, but until recently, my investigations have yielded no bananas. It became obvious, however, when Nemesis and Apollo suddenly disappeared without word, that I was on the right track. I mean, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Apollo would never voluntarily absent himself from my lovable and not at all slightly crazy presence. Foul play is the only possible conclusion.

You might find it suspicious to note at this point that a relative newcomer, previously confined to a single small ocean, has been seen wielding her powers of petition-and-complaint-resolution across the mainland oceans, as well as quietly absorbing the powers of our missing loved ones. Event hijacking, Wikimonster, evil penguins ... where will it end? Further investigation is clearly a priority.

Fortunately, some experimentation with relative time and dimensional apparatus has allowed me to establish a tenuous link with one of the missing Ocean Masters - just enough for them to send through a message in a bottle. What will it say? I can't open it... my hands are shaking.

Your task:
  • Create a single page, 300 words or less, handwritten letter (no digital artwork, please) from the point of view of either Apollo or Nemesis, missing Ocean Master.
  • Your text should throw some light on why they are missing, and why we haven't heard from them.
  • The universe is your oyster, be creative with your ideas! It can be something sinister, like I have suggested above, or I could be completely barking up the wrong tree... their fate is in your hands.


Things to include in your entry:
  • A scanned or photographed image of your letter, posted in the ENTRY THREAD using image tags. You will need to host your image somewhere that you can link to from your post. Commonly used free image-hosting websites include photobucket and imageshack.
  • Image files should be in .jpg or .png format, and no larger than 600x600 pixels in size. If you wish to include a larger image, please do so as a link.
  • In case I have trouble reading the text in your image, please include the contents of your letter in typed out in plain text in your entry as well.
  • Don't forget to include your pirate name and ocean, and prize preference if it is different to the order listed.


Housekeeping:
  • This event is open to pirates from all production oceans, however, all entries must be in English. If prizes need to be delivered to Jade or Opal, renames and inscriptions will be substituted for something relevant to that ocean.
  • Work must be original, made by you, for this event.
  • Normal forum rules regarding content, and in-game filter rules apply
  • You may only enter once.
  • Word limit: 300 words.
  • Judging will focus on the actual message and how well you convey your subject's plight, but will also consider creativity, overall appearance and neatness. Small artistic embellishments are encouraged, but don't let them overwhelm the text of your piece.
  • Deadline: Midnight game time, Friday April 20th. Entries posted or edited after the deadline will be disqualified
  • ENTRY THREAD


Prizes!
  • Tan Octopus.
  • Ancient class sloop with a standard rename.
  • Striped chair, Fancy desk and Paper & quill furniture set, for writing official letters stamped with authority.
  • Fancy end table and Notebooks furniture set, for writing lazy love letters in bed.
  • Prize winners will also recieve a commemorative inscribed lily trinket in navy.


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Oh man, handwritten?

I'm guessing it must be pretty legible? My handwriting goes absolutely loopy after a couple lines, haha.
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Oh man, handwritten?j

I'm guessing it must be pretty legible? My handwriting goes absolutely loopy after a couple lines, haha.

Legible is good! Photographs can make things a little fuzzy though, and I don't need to be able to read it perfectly from the photo/scanned image since your letter will also be in plain text in yout entry.

On that note, if anyone wants to include a larger image as a link that's fine.
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This is probably a strange question, but can we include a drawing (hand-drawn) on the letter (like a letterhead at the top or a diagram in the body of the letter) or is this text only?

When I actually write a letter, I tend to doodle all over the margins anyway, so I want to know if I need to restrain myself :P
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I must be psychic. I just brought home pastels and stuff. O_O
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God my handwriting is horrible XD -starts practicing again-
im ashamed to say that cuz im still at school, my handwriting should be decent XD
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This is probably a strange question, but can we include a drawing (hand-drawn) on the letter (like a letterhead at the top or a diagram in the body of the letter) or is this text only?

When I actually write a letter, I tend to doodle all over the margins anyway, so I want to know if I need to restrain myself :P

A little bit of restraint may be in order - but hopefully not too much. Hidden away in a sekrit location in the OP is this:
 
Small artistic embellishments are encouraged, but don't let them overwhelm the text of your piece.


 
I must be psychic. I just brought home pastels and stuff. O_O

Yes. Yes, you must be. Yes indeed.
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Nemesis and Apollo suddenly disappeared without word
Maybe they eloped?
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I must be psychic. I just brought home pastels and stuff. O_O

Yes. Yes, you must be. Yes indeed.
*wears innocent face*

...

Have you been using subliminal messages on me again? :(
 
 
Nemesis and Apollo suddenly disappeared without word
Maybe they eloped?

You stole my idea! D:


(We're all going to get smote.)
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Maybe they eloped?

exactly what i was thinking! or well, what imp makes us think? :P
 
(We're all going to get smote.)

lol do i look like i care? I THINK APOLLO AND NEMESIS ELOPED!! :O
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I love this event. Can't we just get those OMs back instead of prizes?
But only 300 words? Meh, I have to restrain myself.
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Well, all I do is print anymore, but I'll print it up and take a picture...you'll definitely need my translation, I imagine :) Cute idea for an event!
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I THINK APOLLO AND NEMESIS ELOPED!! :O
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I THINK APOLLO AND NEMESIS ELOPED!! :O
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IMpossible.

You don't really think so, do you?

I'm... I... really? No, they can't, Nemesis would never...

Apollo wouldn't... I mean, he...

oh dear.

*sniffles*

Excuse me a moment...
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Im not complaining, as its a great idea for an event, but wouldnt it be easier to write it up on a WORD document and then attach to the forum? Otherwise, good luck all (:
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I think hand written is just more fun and more fitting to a message in a bottle.
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If I could write, I would totally enter... What are your rulings on foot-writing?
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Elopashun. Smite away.



Bummed that RL deadlines are the same as PP deadlines.

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Wheres the love for my beloved Mnemosyne?! :(
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If I could write, I would totally enter... What are your rulings on foot-writing?

Hand, foot, mouth, whatever :)

 
Wheres the love for my beloved Mnemosyne?! :(

OMGWUT! Mnemosyne too??!! Greedy Apollo.

I'm suddenly feeling less thorough than I thought I had been. It's probably a bit late to include her, if that's what you're asking... but I can poke officially to find out.
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If I could write, I would totally enter... What are your rulings on foot-writing?

Hand, foot, mouth, whatever :)

 
Wheres the love for my beloved Mnemosyne?! :(

OMGWUT! Mnemosyne too??!! Greedy Apollo.

I'm suddenly feeling less thorough than I thought I had been. It's probably a bit late to include her, if that's what you're asking... but I can poke officially to find out.


No don't worry :P I'm just mentioning her because everyone has forgotten about her, and nobody ever asks for her ^_^ Shes my fave. Just was making everyone reminisce upon her amazingness
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Well, forgetting Mnemosyne is kind of funny...

Poor Mnemosyne... :(
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Barnacle. I wrote my letter using Apollo's RL Gender >_> Friggen Crossdressing OMs

Time to change pronouns to he >_>
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Elopashun. Smite away.




WAIT... SO APOLLO DIED IN THE OCEAN AFTER THEY ELOPED?
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Elopashun. Smite away.


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WAIT... SO APOLLO DIED IN THE OCEAN AFTER THEY ELOPED?


Don't worry. He sank that night, but came up again at dawn.
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I got a problem with my psychic paper i wrote the message on... The scan and the photographs of it are looking empty.
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Sometimes upping the contrast and lowering the brightness of a photo can make washed out text appear more clearly - but I'm not sure about invisible text... lol!
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I laughed reaaaaally hard.

Nice event, though!
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Department of Missing OMs.=

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