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Yarrhoys,

The second season of "Game of Thrones" just has ended and so has the Clash of Kings, but on our oceans we have more than 5 kings and there are clashes, war, intrigues and stuff all the time. So I ask you to take a leaf out of Martin's Books (no not literally) and write an epic story about Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies (Perhaps I should include Mr Pratchett as well...) and wars between them. It does not matter, if the story you tell is about historical, recent, fictional or future events on your ocean. Just write an original story of which George R. R. Martin would be proud of himself. Please keep the story between 500 and 2500 words. Prizes can be delivered on any ocean including Opal and Jade, but all the entries must be in English.
Please consider that the quality of your entry is much more important than the length. If you write an entertaining 500-word-story you will be rated better than with a 2500-word-story that bores the judges to death.


The rules as a list:

  • Only one entry per pirate
  • Post your story to the entry thread
  • Include the name of your pirate and ocean at the beginning of your post
  • The story has to be English and consist of 500 to 2500 words according to [url]http://wordcounttool.com[/url]
  • The theme of your story has to be "A Clash of Kings" in the piratey world and may be historical, recent, fictional or mix of all.
  • Remember that probably not all of the judges play on your ocean and so probably won't know the persons you are writing about.
  • Your story has to be original and has to be your work.


Prizes:

  • 1st: A "Lannister" red and yellow war brig named "Clash of Kings" and a signet ring trinket
  • 2nd: A longship in "Stark" grey and white named "Iron Victory" and a signet ring trinket
  • 3rd: A sloop in "Tyrell" green and yellow named "Golden Rose" and a signet ring trinket

  • Honorable Mentions: The Imp's Chain (a red and yellow chain) and a signet ring trinket

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    Locu on Cerulean and Opal (and some other Oceans)

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  • Honorable Mentions: The Imp's Chain (a red and yellow chain) and a signet ring trinket



  • There is a multi-color chain trinket?
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    No, not a trinket, the bludgeon.
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    Just typed in chain on YPPedia and realized my forgetfulness XD!

    /e was to excited for a new trinket :x
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    I've just recently been addicted to ASOIAF, and your event captured my interest. Just a clarification, though: you said it does not matter if we use fictional events in our respective oceans, but are we allowed to use fictional royalties/nobilities in the story, or should we only use existing royal/noble pirates and their wars?

    Thanks in advance for your response!
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    You are allowed to use fictional characters, but please mention that at the beginning of your story. It is not relevant for the judging, but for my personal curiosity.
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    Iron Victory would be the name of a Greyjoy ship, not Stark.
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    Iron Victory would be the name of a Greyjoy ship, not Stark.

    Let's say it's a Theon ship. :)
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    I know, but black and gold would have been to expensive and grey and yellow a bad compromise.
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    SECOND TO POST! And my story is longest as well... I wish everyone good luck!
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    I should have coloured the longship earlier, because grey and yellow does not look that bad on a longship, so the winner of the Iron Victory may chose if he wants the Stark or the (fake-)-Greyjoy-Colour-Theme
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    So I can't connect to wordcounttool.com, and other people I've asked seem to have the same issue. I'm just going to give my MS Word word count until the site comes online. What will be used if the site is down in judging time?
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    If the site is down in judging time, I take the word count from open office writer as it is free for download, so everyone can check his texts with it.
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    Any chance you could extend the lenght from 2500 to 3000 max?
    My story is way too damn long D:
    It'd also give a chance to entrants to modify/add their story
    Sorry, I'm desperate :(
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    Even though I'd love to read your story in full length, it wouldn't be fair to change the word limit 2.5 days before the competition ends as not everyone who would like to add some words may find the time to do so this weekend.
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    Yarr! It's almost time for the competition to end yet I need to desperately ask a question...

    The spelling and grammar mistakes I made in the story are quite a lot, yet I ask you-Are the mistakes in changing format(such as an apostrophe turning into '?' from Microsoft word) counted as genuine mistakes?
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    Yes, they are counted as mistakes, as it makes reading the storie harder. So you should edit your story to remove those wrong '?'s.
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    This event is now closed for judging!

    Thank you all for your great stories. I think it will be a close race and hard to judge.

    I'll update this post when we have the winners.

    Prizes will then be delivered afterwards when I know if the second place prefers Stark or "fake-Greyjoy"-colours.
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    Sorry I posted it 2 minutes before deadline.
    I hope judges don't mind I have my name and ocean in my signature -ran out of time, I didn't remember :( -.
    Word count tool says the story has [2,458] words. I did not count them until it was submitted. PHEW!


    I have to say I wrote several (4) stories, all different... but they were too damn long. I had burned the 2500 words when I was in the middle of the stories!
    So today I erased everything I had and decided to begin again. I started around 10 o' clock in the morning... and I'm just -almost- finished.
    The original idea, for those who think the end it's a bit too weird, is this:
    A young man (with the scar) works as a servant in the Royal Palace, where he is the Queen's -not so secret- lover. Then someone assassinates the Kings and the Confederation -fictional nation- is attacked and destroyed by the Empire -in-game nation-. The Princess escapes and plans her revenge along with her remaining maids and the (young) man. I wanted to write where and how she met the Prince, made him drunk, and then had a sweet night, but I did not have enough words (again). It is bassically the story behind the Widow Queen: how she used to be a Royal member and, after losing her parents, becomes a "Queen". Then she adopts the "Widow" term after being the Empire's Prince her first victim.
    If you would like to read the extended version, just tell me so I can land it proprely, this time with no word limit :p

    NOTE: I'll be out of town a while and I will not be able to see if I win something or not. In case I win a ship, please, I'd like to have it with the original name and not the translation to Spanish. Thank you :)
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    And after a hard period of judging we finally have a winner, though it was really really close:

    1st place is awarded to Mikekhawk of Emerald
    2nd place is awarded to Bloodyarm of Emerald
    3rd place is awarded to to Revolut of Meridian

    Honourable mentions are awarded in no special order to
    Annandale of Cerulean and Kharybdous of Emerald

    Bloodyarm, I'd like you to send me a PM whether you prefer your prize in grey/white, grey/yellow or grey/white/yellow.

    I will give the prizes to Clotho for delivery as soon as I have the answer concerning the second prize.

    Thanks to you all that participated and I'm sorry that the last story was too late after the deadline to be taken into account. I had fun reading all your stories and I hope you had fun, writing them. A very special thanks to my judges and Clotho for their support during and before the event!
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    You made me think Angelira had finished judging!
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    I'm sorry, but I can say I'm waiting for these results too ;)
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    I just wanted to say thanks to all who have made this competition possible. I'm so grateful for the opportunity. And thanks to all my competitors. Your stories were equally fun to read and scary to compete against. Also... I've never won anything like this before. How does the delivery process work? Lol
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    You will find the Items in your inventory as soon as Clotho found time to deliver the items. Either she or I will post here when the delivery is done. If you are not online while the Items go to your inventory you may need to trade the ship to an alt and back to get access to it.
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    Clotho had the prizes delivered and thanks to her, 1st place has been upgraded to red/gold/red.

    As I did not check bludgeon colours when posting the event, the chains for the honourable mentions are red/gold now too, as yellow is not in the bludgeon colour palette.

    I hope you are not sad about the upgrade. Thank you very much for participating and writing those nice stories.
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    As I did not check bludgeon colours when posting the event, the chains for the honourable mentions are red/gold now too, as yellow is not in the bludgeon colour palette.

    Oh, the trials of an event-master! :D

    I'm sorry I didn't have time to enter this one, it appealed so much and I managed to sit down exactly once to try to make a start.

    Congratulations to the winners!
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