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  Scribe's Contest II
Posted by: Admiral - 01-24-2015 09:44 AM - Replies (7)

Chaos Dwarfs Online Presents: The 2nd Scribe's Contest writing competition on Chaos Dwarfs Online!

We are pleased to announce that this Scribe's Contest has been sponsored by Zanko! There will be one prize of this unpainted Titan Wargames Dwarf Heavy Infantry Command for the Gold winner:

"The lot of the treacherous Hobgoblins in the Dark Lands may be glimpsed through their reputation and their words, be they songs, sayings or everyday speech. Those are glimpses of a world of gleeful cruelty, oppression and backstabbing; of shifty eyes and sharpened knives.

The position of Hobgoblins within the Chaos Dwarf empire is a precarious one. On the one hand, they live privileged lives visavi the masses of unwashed slaves beneath them. Hobgoblins serve as middlemen taskmasters and soldiers within the Dawi Zharr realm. On the other hand, the Hobgoblins struck a deal with the devil when they aligned themselves with the Chaos Dwarfs, for though they thrive as a slave elite under the Dawi Zharr's protection, the Hobgoblins' annihilation in the Dark Lands is assured should the Chaos Dwarfs ever fall. For few other races have become so venomously hated and loathed as the Hobgoblins have become amongst other Greenskins, for good reasons.

These are the words of the Slaves to Damnation."

Subject Matter: Hobgoblins, the Middlemen Slave Caste
The theme for this writing competition is Hobgoblins as the middlemen slave caste in the Chaos Dwarf empire. This is an open format theme, meaning that almost any type of background text and fiction about Hobgoblins will be accepted, within the rules detailed below.

Your entry could consist of a Hobgoblin camp song; a story about Sneaky Gitz: a "facts-book" description of Hobgoblin culture; a collection of quotes or proverbs; a fable concerning Hobgoblins; Chaos Dwarfs discussing their Hobgoblin underlings; or something else entirely.

Fiction and background text is not to be confused with writing Warhammer rules of your own.

Writing Rules
The word limit for each entry is 10-400 words in total. Since this is an open format theme, you may write your entry as one or more quotes, proverbs, tales, songs, stories etc. Descriptive background texts about Hobgoblins (of the kind you may find in any Warhammer army book) and fiction from the perspective of one or more characters (of the kind you may find in any Black Library novel) are allowed.

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.

Inspiration Sources
Anything can be your inspiration, including your latest tabletop game. See the Guidelines, and Chaos Dwarf and Hobgoblin songs. (You are not allowed to copy someone else's work!)

Please read the full rules and guidelines that apply to the Scribe's Contest competition before submitting your entry!

Deadline: 11:59 PM Feb 8th 2015 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 around 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 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 or more pieces of fiction or background about Hobgoblins, 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 soon), 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 a model prize, courtesy of Zanko.

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.

Subject Matter: Hobgoblins, the Middlemen Slave Caste.
Deadline: 11:59 PM 8th of February 2015 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!

The Staff

  Artisan's Contest XVI - Winners!
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 01-21-2015 01:06 AM - Replies (19)

Congratulations to the winners!

1st Place: Fuggit Khan, who has now won gold 5 contests in a row - nobody has achieved something like this before in CDO history.
2nd Place: RedSkullz, first time entering a contest.
3rd Place: Kamphre, getting ready for 9th edition.

And and honorable mention of Herby who was 1 vote from  being tied for 3rd place.  

Medals have been awarded with launching of this post. All participants also receive 8 slaves - coming shortly from the pits of Bloodbeard.

Entry #1 RedSkullz
Entry #2 Herby
Entry #3 Abecedar
Entry #4 Bloodbeard
Entry #5 Fuggit Khan
Entry #6 Mivrash Faz
Entry #7 MadHatter
Entry #8 Kamphre

Besides the super nice bling under his forum avatar, Fuggit also wins a new model Goretrek the Chaos Dwarf!
The miniature is limited to 100 castings, comes with a letter of authenticity - this price is marked 1 of 100.
A very big thank you to Byron Townshend and Dark Art Studios for providing this fine price!

Participation Medal

Are handed out if you've entered a combined 5, 10 or 15 Artisan's and Golden Hat Contests. Is this is the case for you, post a PM to Bloodbeard containing links to the competition threads.

Thanks for participating in this competition, as always it has been real fun - a big part of this community.

Stay tuned for upcoming Scribes Contests.


  Artisan's Contest XVI - Voting!
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 01-14-2015 02:53 AM - Replies (29)

Welcome to the voting thread for the 16th Artisan's modeling and painting competition!

This competition has been wide open in manner of scope, theme and size. Entries were just to fall under Displaced Chaos Dwarfs - and that shows in all the brilliant entries we've received.

The very nice people at Dark Art Studios has been so kind to donate their new model Goretrek the Chaos Dwarf as a prize for the winner!
The miniature is limited to 100 castings, comes with a letter of authenticity - this price is marked 1 of 100.
A very big thank you to Byron Townshend and Dark Art Studios for providing this fine price!

How to vote:
Please submit 3 numbers as votes by sending a PM to the Staff account.

We had 8 entries this time, which means each entrant will receive 8 slaves once the winners have been announced.

Each (more or less) anonymous entry is numbered ranging from 1 to 8. There is no need to specify which one you think is 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Simply list the three that you like and we will do the rest.

In case of a tie:
If there are to entries tied for 1st place we will vote again. Another 1 week voting period will be set and all members are allowed to cast 1 vote on their favourite first place.  The one with most votes will recieve gold, the second silver (and in case of a 3 gold tie, the last will get bronze). Silver and bronze will be awarded based on the initial votes or according to the results of a gold tie-breaker vote.

Voting will close at 11:59 PM Jan 20th, 2015 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone).   Once the votes are tallied we will post the results.

To zoom / for higher quality: Go to this: AC XVI PICASA

Entry 1

Entry 2

Entry 3

Entry 4

Entry 5

Entry 6

Entry 7

Entry 8

To zoom / for higher quality: Go to this: AC XVI PICASA

Great job everyone and good luck!
The CDO Staff

  Artisan's Contest XVI
Posted by: Nicodemus - 12-02-2014 12:27 PM - Replies (72)

Welcome to Artisan's Contest XVI!

Displaced Chaos Dwarfs

The theme for this Artisan's Contest is to create anything Chaos Dwarf-related that shows Chaos Dwarfs displaced from their usual setting. Let your imagination go wild here! Have you been wanting to create Satan Claus on his daemonic sleigh being pulled by a flaming taurus? An evil stunty Dr. Who feeding slaves to his daemon-powered TARDIS? Polo playing Bull centaurs? A unit of Slaanesh-worshing Chaos Dwarfs? Ogres that look like Chaos Dwarfs (been done, but don't let that stop you)? Undead Chaos Dwarfs? A Chaos Dwarf version of the iconic HeroQuest characters? A Brony/Bull Centaur cross over (shudder)? Or, perhaps you just want to create something as quaint and picturesque as a Chaos Dwarf in his art studio making something Jackson Pollock-like out of entrails? Well now is your chance to do that and possibly go down in CDO fame by winning ACXVI and getting a medal at the same time!

This contest is unrestricted in terms of scope - it can be a single model, a diorama, a piece of terrain, an entire unit, etc. The minimum requirement is that there be at least one Chaos Dwarf-themed model (so a Chaos Dwarf, Bull Centaur, or something that looks like one of these... which could include Goblins with axes and beards, for example) that the model(s) must fit the theme/scene/character/sport/story/place/etc you are trying to convey. It is entirely up to you to figure out how to achieve what you're going for and we won't turn any entries away or be rules laywers about your interpretation of how to achieve this.

The very nice people at Dark Art Studios has been so kind to donate their new model Goretrek the Chaos Dwarf as a prize for the winner!
The miniature is limited to 100 castings, comes with a letter of authenticity - this price is marked 1 of 100.
A very big thank you to Byron Townshend and Dark Art Studios for providing this fine price!


The deadline for the submission of entries is January 13th 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

Only enter if you are happy with the rules as they are stated:

Rules of the Competition

Each member may only enter once.

Each member may submit anything they like, as long as there is at least one Chaos Dwarf/Bull Centaur model, based or unbased (plinths, display bases, dioramas, etc are all fair game, so no restrictions).

Submissions should include four pictures. No overlaid words of explanation or photoshop effects in your submitted photos please. They have to speak for themselves.

No posting of entries in the forum until after the winners of ACXVI have been announced, and you can't have shown any of the pieces in their finished form elsewhere before.

How to Enter?

Submit your entry by sending a PM to Staff (a special user that all Staff have access to) with four photos of your entry. Please do not send PMs or e-mails to any of the admin or staff accounts as this is a sure fire way to have your entry missed.

Please note that your entry will benefit if the photos are all clearly composed, since voters will base their judgement upon what they can see in the pictures on their computer screens.

How will this be judged?

By the mid-January we will post all entries to a new thread and voting can commence!

Good Luck everyone!
The Staff

  Scribe's Contest I - Winners!
Posted by: Admiral - 11-17-2014 04:35 AM - Replies (39)

Scribe's Contest I - Infamous Quotes Theme

We had an amazing turn out of entries, with submissions spanning a large spectrum of Chaos Dwarf activities. The premier of Scribe's Contest had everything, from humour and cruelty to dark mystery and stories told by quotes. It was great to see such excellent work inscribed on Dawi Zharr tablets! No doubt they were all written in slave blood upon Orc parchment or carved into desecrated Oathstones. Takes Hat off

The voting was even to say the least. The Gold Medal and mini prize will be shared by no less than three (3) entrants, despite a sizeable amount of votes! This is unprecedented on Chaos Dwarfs Online and truly speaks for the tough competition amongst the entries. Very well, Hashut wills it! Wink

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the winners!

Entry #5: Fuggit Khan (1st tie)

"My youngest Zharrling will be 5 years of age tomorrow, so we're giving him a birthday party for him and 20 of his friends. I'll be needing some slaves for the youngsters to play with as party favors...but no damn Ogre's, they burn far too slowly and you know how children these days are, they'll lose interest if it takes more than a minute for them to kill it. about you give me about 150 Gnoblars? And cut out their tongues first, the damn little things curse too much when you disembowel them, not fitting for a 5 year old to hear such foul rubbish at that age. Can you also give me 25 spiked mallets for the young ones, so they can bash in the Gnoblars' heads with?"
- Proud Dawi Zharr father, overheard at the local slave market

Entry #7: torn (1st tie)

"Watch yourselves, Beardlings. Hashut may have decided to bless you with that Immortal armour, but He has cursed you by putting you under my command. Be warned - your life belongs to me now until either you die or I die. Your every breath will be at my command and every step you make will be in time with mine. Every strike you make with your hell bladed axes will fall upon my enemies' heads and every block you make with your obsidian shields will be to save a body that belongs to me. That is the life of an Immortal Warrior."
- Groth Steelbeard, addressing new recruits before the battle of Ghorkan Pass

"What shall become of me? I am neither of Grungni nor Hashut, yet the powers of Chaos have claimed my soul as their own. I feel their power raging through me. My fingertips are tingling as the winds of magic ripple through them. I know not where I stand in this world. Will I be accepted into the halls of Zharr Naggrund or will I be cursed with forever wandering these northern wastes? I suppose the only way to find out is to visit upon my hateful cousins and pray that they accept me as one of their own."
- Skrogg the Betrayer, to his servant Gorsh the Half-Man

Entry #12: Helblindi (1st tie)

"Any race too weak to fight to the death, is unworthy of freedom."
- High Castellan Nabhuzzhar debating the ethics of slavery

"Why is Hashut the greatest of the Chaos Gods? He is not the strongest amongst them, or the most loved, nor has he any Daemon legions. He is the greatest of the Chaos Gods because he pursues his destiny with grim determination, through intelligence, cunning and craftsmanship. So too are we the greatest race in the world, while we are neither the strongest, the most loved or the most numerous."
- Speech of Sorcerer-Prophet Abrizhoatt, leading a Fire Mass

"It matters not that you failed to burn the world. What matters is that you lit a fire."
- Neherazsh the Flaming Bull

Entry #8: Bigdark (2nd)

"Your K'Daai Destroyer has a lesser agenda than your peer's creations, and too many useless parts.
It is yours to defeat alone and... undressed."
- Grand Daemonsmith Darzokk to a pupil who had bound a Daemon of Slaanesh in a moment of distraction and failure

"My Lammasu has fallen.  
Give the ivory and claws to the Daemonsmiths. Send the hide to the Lords for display and honour. Leave his beard intact or your beard and slaves are forfeit.  The blood is Hashut’s, offer it in flames.  Every drop that is wasted will be supplemented by your own.
Bring me the strongest of his progeny, he was bred often and well. I will bind myself to him and the Will of Hashut. We will avenge the father. Prepare the sacrifices."
- Instructions of the Great Lammasu Rider and Daemonsmith Borgraurus the Crusher at the loss of his first Lammasu

"Drink the blood of the mountain! Drown in the floods of Hashut! Feel the burning hatred of the god!"
- Battlecry of Magma Cannon Crew Member Khrazgrup the Cooker

Entry #1: Dînadan (3rd)

"What are ya laggards ducking for?  They couldn't hit an elder dragon at this dist-"
- Last words of Overseer Zhedzvik to his Ironsworn, before being shot by a Skaven Jezzail team

"Verily I do say thou art mine children from this time and for ever more. But be warned, I am a strict father and dost not suffer failure gladly. I hath set thou above all other races in mine dominion but tis only through strife thou shalt maintain thy position, for I am a loving Father and would seest thou prosper and tis mine love that guides mine hand to make it so, for from strife cometh determination, from determination cometh strength, from strength cometh pride and I would seest thou proud of all thy accomplishments.  So I command the, go forth and make me proud in mine love of thee."
- The Dark Father's Farewell to the Twelve Sons as presented in one of the few surviving fragments of the now lost epic

"The Dark Father has led us astray; with every prayer, with every sacrifice, every offering burnt and slave whipped He slices away another part of our soul. We teeter on the Abyss and only through the Ancestors can we step back. In Hashut's name we shackle slaves but in truth it is we who are the slaves, burdened under His yoke that only the might of the Ancestors can cast off. Mark my words!
- Last testimony of the Arch-Heretic Drazkhkûl Stonefist before being sacrificed in The Temple of Hashut at the summit of Mingol Zharr-Naggrund on the night of Ar'Uzkul

1st Place - Gold Scribe Winner: Entry #5 - Fuggit Khan
1st Place - Gold Scribe Winner: Entry #7 - torn
1st Place - Gold Scribe Winner: Entry #12 - Helblindi
2nd Place - Silver Scribe Winner: Entry #8 - Bigdark
3rd Place - Bronze Scribe Winner: Entry #1 - Dînadan

And an honourable mention to Entry #13 - Bloodbeard!
(Who trailed Bronze by one vote.)

As per the Scribe's Contest rules and guidelines (see FAQ for ties) there will be Gold, Silver and Bronze medals awarded. Note this is different from Artisan's Contest and Golden Hat competitions.

The Entry Key!
You can share your love for each entry (found here) by donating slaves to the owners of the entries!

01 - Dînadan
02 - Herby
03 - The Hooded Man
04 - Zanko
05 - Fuggit Khan
06 - Grimbold Blackhammer
07 - torn
08 - Bigdark
09 - speedygogo
10 - MadHatter
11 - Abecedar
12 - Helblindi
13 - Bloodbeard

Slaves and medals are incoming! If you wonder how many votes your entry received, PM me.

And now for the Gold prize(s), sponsored by Titan Wargames:

The winners will be contacted shortly via PM or E-mail.

A big "thanks" to everyone who participated and voted, as well as a big thanks to Baggronor for providing prizes!

Can't wait to see the entries in the blogs of everyone who entered. Wink

That concludes the first instalment of Scribe's Contest. It is a valuable addition to the growing mass of Chaos Dwarf culture texts accumulated on CDO. Well done, everyone!

The Staff

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