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  Golden Hat XXIII
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 08-08-2015 02:15 AM - Replies (19)
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Werewolf Miniatures Presents: The 23rd Golden Hat competition!

We are pleased to announce that this round of Golden Hat has been sponsored by Werewolf Miniatures and Fuggit Khan.

The gold winner of the contest will receive 10 Sons of Adramelech with pole arms and 3 command group models. 13 nice miniatures cast in very high quality resin. They will be send to the winner by Bloodbeard after the competition. Thanks again to Werewolf Miniatures.



But that is not all!

Fuggit Khan has once again donated prizes for our competition. This time around he's decided that three randomly chosen entrants (excluding the winner) will recieve 3 Russian Alternative miniatures carrying hand weapons and shields.

For this any he's other very nice prize donations, it's a privilege to award Fuggit Khan with the Major Prize Sponsor medal!
Congratulations Fuggit Khan and thank you.  

Subject Matter: Chaos Dwarf Battle Standard Bearer

For this Golden Hat contest we want you to make a single Chaos Dwarf Castellan miniature carrying a Battle Standard!

Basing Your entry can be submitted on either a 20mm square base or a 25mm or 32mm round base. Display bases and plinths are not allowed, though diorama style bases are.

Specifics
Subject: Single Chaos Dwarf Castellan miniature with Battle Standard.
Bases: One base only. 20mm square or 25mm/32mm round.
The Due Date: 11:59 PM September 18th, 2015 CEST (Central European Summer Time).

That gives you 6 weeks to come up with an entry. We want all members to have the time to order bits, do proper conversions and nice painting. You should all have a nice go at the prizes!

Please read the full rules that apply to the Golden Hat competition before submitting your entry.

Submission
All entries must be sent to the Golden Hat account no later than the due date. Entries will not be accepted after this. (Entrants have approximately 6 weeks to complete entries). If for some reason you are having trouble with your submission, contact one of the Staff. In order to avoid problems, entrants should not wait until the last minute to submit their entries.

Inspiration
Why not check out the Image Gallery and the Golden Hat V gallery for inspiration.

I already have a BSB
No worries. You should enter anyway! If you're playing AoS you can field as many as you like. Are you playing 8th edition End Times it's the same thing.

And if you only play older versions? Enter as well. Your army and skills might have grown - make a better BSB. Use your old BSB in a regiment and the new one as a hero. An army can never have too many cool banners!

How to Enter
Upload up to 4 photos of your entries to the Internet. Photos may not have additional text or items/models unrelated to your entry. Please crop your pictures, cut away empty space. Please make sure your 4 pictures are roughly equal in size. Next, send a PM to Golden Hat (a special user that all Staff have access to) containing the links where the pictures can be found. (Note: This is the same as previous Golden Hats).

If you win:
- Walk across the backs of the cowed masses you have scorned and pushed aside, in order to take your place in the vaunted Golden Hat Hall of Fame.
- Receive the Golden Hat medal for your online persona. Silver and bronze Golden Hat medals will be awarded as well.
- Everyone who enters gets a number of slaves equal to the number of entries. If 20 people enter we award 20 slaves to each person who entered. Entries will count towards a veteran medal.
- Win some nice miniatures.

Once all entries are received a thread will be created for voting and determining the winners!

If there are any questions it is best post them here so that everyone can benefit from any details or clarifications that may arise.

Prize
Gold winner will win 13 Sons of Armadelech by Werewolf Miniatures. Three random entrants will win 3 Russian Alternative Miniatures.

Should you wish to donate a prize to the contest, please PM Bloodbeard and he'll sort it out with you and the Staff.

Good luck everyone!

Other News on CDO:
Main Page Updates.
 

  Scribe's Contest IV - Winners
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 08-01-2015 01:53 AM - Replies (12)
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Ladies and gentle dwarfs! It's time to show the winners of the 4th Scribes Contest on Chaos Dwarfs Online.

We had 8 entries this time around, so all the entrants will receive a donation of 8 fresh Library Slaves!

Thanks for your entries - the voters liked all of them.




Congratulations!

1st place - Fuggit Khan - Entry #3
Entry 3

Imperial Year
-4000
Contact is lost.

-3666
Mining an iron vein, Rahk-Shardstone unearths a prophetic obsidian tablet.
Its inscription, written in veins of living liquid copper, states:
“Hell has 664 portal gate keys. With them, your hands shall forge the final two, the keys of Rebirth and Eternity, and I, Hashut, shall name you my Son.”  

-3500
Dwarfs of the Dark Lands start worshipping Hashut.

-2700
Sorceror Prophet Rahk-Shardstone guides the raising of iron and obsidian from the ground, the foundations of Zharr-Naggrund.  

-2666
Whispers of the Sorcerors Curse. No, Rahk-Shardstone thought…not a curse.
Rebirth and Eternity. Flesh rots. Stone is eternal.
He smiled.  

-1666
Rahk-Shardstone’s lifeless petrified stone body is placed on temple grounds.

2666
The stone statue of Rahk-Shardstone steps off its pedestal.
His heart was iron ore, lungs of molten magma. Liquid copper coursed through his stone veins. Black obsidian eyes, with copper pupils, looked at his stone hands.
Glowing hotly, both hands held a key, each forged with the souls of 332 daemons.
The final two keys: Rebirth and Eternity.  
As those about him bowed in fear, Rahk-Shardstone looked to the statue of Hashut. Smiling, he spoke…”Hello, Father”.




2nd Place - Grimbold Blackhammer - Entry #1
From the journals of Ekerz'ul the Lost
I have traveled farther and deeper than any being before me.  Deeper than the mountains, beneath even the roads of Valaya, and surrounded by stone that no dwarf nor God had ever seen; I looked upon the blistering furnace of the world in awe.  And in that place Hashut granted me a great vision.  

The Cursed One led an unstoppable army of the damned and where ever his shadow touched, all was destroyed.  One by one, his enemies fell and the world burned.  But his victory was ash for the betrayer was betrayed by his masters and all the world was consumed.  In the end, only one place remained - a fortress so great that only it could survive.  A place whos mighty walls were made of the blackest of stone and etched in runes of blood.  A place where only the strongest survive and weakness is destroyed.   And that place shall be named Zharr-Naggrund.




3rd Place - Miasma - Entry #2
And lo, once again doth the faithful of Hashut spill from the bosom of the world.
Entombed for an age, gathering spite and hatred in their hearts.
Free once again to slave, raid and pillage.

Free again to build, free again to plot, free again to spread spite.
These are the days of a new age, fools believe that this is the time of Sigmar
Let them believe their fallacies, let them believe in their lies.
For this is the time of Hashut, this is the time of the Dawi Zharr.




And I said the voters liked all the entries. Abecedar, TheHoodedMan, Axtklinge you were all just 1 vote from Bronze. And the remaining entries all had more than 1 vote casted on them. Good job indeed.

Entry Key
Entry #1: Grimbold Blackhammer
Entry #2: Miasma
Entry #3: Fuggit Khan
Entry #4: Bloodbead
Entry #5: Abecedar
Entry #6: TheHoodedMan
Entry #7: Axtklinge
Entry #8: Dinadan

If you haven't already, check out the entries in The Voting Thread.

The Shiny Prize
Congratulations Fuggit Khan. You win the amazing Bezhukk the Immortal sponsored by Ravenswood. It's a fantastic miniature, I own one of these beauties myself.



Stay tuned fellow Dawi Zharr. The next Golden Hat are just around the corner and the prizes are crazy!
 

  Main page and forum updates
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 07-26-2015 02:36 AM - Replies (9)
0Hello fellow Dawi Zharr.

Something is happening to the main page! Xander was kind enough to give me a crash course in PHP, FTP and HTML. Very nice skills to have indeed and it have allowed me to do some updates on the main page.

Main Page Updates
Golden Hat Galleries
The first thing done, is updating the Golden Hat gallery section of CDO. Multiple contest links were 'broken' - as in simply never been finished. That's fixed now. And hopefully I'll find the time to keep the gallery updated with the next competitions.

So why not jump over there and scroll through some CDO history. There are some truly beautiful miniatures hiding in the Golden Hat Galleries.

I you find some mistakes or errors please let me know.

Age of Sigmar
Xander have updated the main page with a link to ThommyHs warscrolls for Age of Sigmar. Great work by both of them. So the warscrolls can now be found through the main page under "fan-made army lists".


Future updates
Next up is adding more beautiful member army showcases to the main page - get some of those medals pinned to users. If you have any suggestions post them here or write me a PM. We already have a few selected in Staff, but we are definitely forgetting some.

We also want to add "galleries" for Artisan's Contests and Scribe's Contests. Perhaps even a collection of images and a map showing the exchanges of Emissaries made across the world!

Thank you for your time
After updating the GH galleries, I would like to give a very large thank you to Xander, Nicodemus and Cornixt. Updating and making those pages takes a lot of time. It's tedious and time consuming work, clicking between multiple programs and tabs.  

It's no wonder those updates haven't been completed. Thank you for the effort you have put in there - building all this.

This taken into consideration, it might be some time before the new pages are done and uploaded. As all the time used for website updates are taken from time that could be spend painting, converting and playing with my own Chaos Dwarfs.

Forum Updates
The Forum in the Age of Sigmar - Forum tagging
A few members have brought up the possibility of updating the CDO forum. Merging some sections and expanding others. The wish have seemed to be having sections for Age of Sigmar, 8th Edition and Kings of War.

We are discussing it in staff and have some ideas. But before merging or expanding anything we've decided to wait a bit. See if there's really any need - as traffic haven't really expanded yet.

The important thing is this: CDO has room for all hobbyist liking evil dwarfs. If that love is shown through 8th Edition, Age of Sigmar or Kings of War. Chaos Dwarfs Online has room for it all.

We suggest people start using tags when making new threads, when appropriate, that's when talking rules, army lists or battle reports. So you should add the following:

Forum tags Wrote:
[AoS] = my thread is about Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
[8th] = my thread is about Warhammer: 8th Edition
[KoW] = my thread is about Kings of War and Abyssal Dwarfs.


Scribe's Contest IV
Remember to vote for Scribe's Contest IV. We had a decent amount of very well written prophecies for this one. A quick and great read.

Keep your furnaces hot and your steel sharp.

//Bloodbeard

 

  Scribe's Contest IV - Voting
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 07-25-2015 01:31 AM - Replies (12)
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Welcome to the voting thread for the 4th Scribe's Contest writing competition, sponsored by Ravenswood!

"As all dwarven kind the Dawi Zharr has a strong tradition of honouring the past. Myths, sagas and grudges can be found in written down on ancient stone tablets, told in cruel voices over dark beer and seen pictured on temple walls.

But for the Dawi Zharr prophesies and visions of the future are held in high regard as well.

Twisted, dark and cryptic are the words of the seers and oracles. Some are cast away as mere madness, but overs are saved and studied by acolytes of Hashut. Studied over decades and centuries in order to find clues about what's to come.

Yet nobody, not even the strongest among the Dawi Zharr would see the End coming in time and no one knew for sure what would follow."


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 8 entries this time, which means each entrant will receive 8 slaves once the winners have been announced. There will be Gold, Silver, and Bronze Scribe's Contest medals to be awarded!

You are not allowed to vote for your own entry.

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 we will do the rest.

Voting will close at 11:59 PM July 31st, 2015 CEST (Central European Summer Time). Once the votes are tallied we will post the results.

Subject Matter: Prophecy - Rebirth and Resurrection



Entry 1
I have traveled farther and deeper than any being before me.  Deeper than the mountains, beneath even the roads of Valaya, and surrounded by stone that no dwarf nor God had ever seen; I looked upon the blistering furnace of the world in awe.  And in that place Hashut granted me a great vision.  

The Cursed One led an unstoppable army of the damned and where ever his shadow touched, all was destroyed.  One by one, his enemies fell and the world burned.  But his victory was ash for the betrayer was betrayed by his masters and all the world was consumed.  In the end, only one place remained - a fortress so great that only it could survive.  A place whos mighty walls were made of the blackest of stone and etched in runes of blood.  A place where only the strongest survive and weakness is destroyed.   And that place shall be named Zharr-Naggrund.



Entry 2
And lo, once again doth the faithful of Hashut spill from the bosom of the world.
Entombed for an age, gathering spite and hatred in their hearts.
Free once again to slave, raid and pillage.

Free again to build, free again to plot, free again to spread spite.
These are the days of a new age, fools believe that this is the time of Sigmar
Let them believe their fallacies, let them believe in their lies.
For this is the time of Hashut, this is the time of the Dawi Zharr.



Entry 3

Imperial Year
-4000
Contact is lost.

-3666
Mining an iron vein, Rahk-Shardstone unearths a prophetic obsidian tablet.
Its inscription, written in veins of living liquid copper, states:
“Hell has 664 portal gate keys. With them, your hands shall forge the final two, the keys of Rebirth and Eternity, and I, Hashut, shall name you my Son.”  

-3500
Dwarfs of the Dark Lands start worshipping Hashut.

-2700
Sorceror Prophet Rahk-Shardstone guides the raising of iron and obsidian from the ground, the foundations of Zharr-Naggrund.  

-2666
Whispers of the Sorcerors Curse. No, Rahk-Shardstone thought…not a curse.
Rebirth and Eternity. Flesh rots. Stone is eternal.
He smiled.  

-1666
Rahk-Shardstone’s lifeless petrified stone body is placed on temple grounds.

2666
The stone statue of Rahk-Shardstone steps off its pedestal.
His heart was iron ore, lungs of molten magma. Liquid copper coursed through his stone veins. Black obsidian eyes, with copper pupils, looked at his stone hands.
Glowing hotly, both hands held a key, each forged with the souls of 332 daemons.
The final two keys: Rebirth and Eternity.  
As those about him bowed in fear, Rahk-Shardstone looked to the statue of Hashut. Smiling, he spoke…”Hello, Father”.



Entry 4
… And the Greater Daemon was exiled by his Master, hunted and hurt. And he would entomb himself in the Earth, for he knew the plans and he wanted to stop them...

… and Hashut the Father of Darkness knew how the world would parish in the fires of war, how it would be ripped apart by the powers of the Chaos Pantheon. He had seen it and he had prepared his children Dawi Zharr. …

… And the Dawi Zharr shall toil, build, conquer and ever grow in strength and numbers. And you shall master the Dark Arts of magic, the Binding of Daemons and Powers of Industry. For Hashut knew it would require all to stop the Ending of the World. …

… But new worlds must be conquered…

… Amidst fire, flame and molten stone shall the Children of Hashut be reborn in the Afterlife Realm Ghyran. Amidst ore, iron, rock and stone shall the Children of Hashut be reborn in the Afterlife Realm Chamon...

… And all realms beyond the heavens will be conquered by the Dawi Zharr…

Pieces from a broken brass tablet, found amongst the ruins of Zharr-Naggrund in the days after the Fall.



Entry 5
When all was lost,
I kept you alive
When your were at the end,
I gave you purpose.
You pledged to worship and obey me,
You failed.

Darkness beyond all light,
Heat and fire beyond all that the guts of the earth contains
Both these you shall know.
Those who hold me in their heart of hearts will survive
Those who hold themselves more precious will not
You know who you are already.
Knowing this and yet you do not believe.

In my name only will
My last servants know hope
In my name only will
The chance for Power and Glory be theirs
In my name only will you know me
The coldest blood crawls through my veins
The hottest fire drips from my mouth
YOU KNOW MY NAME.

“Found scrawled upon a scorched parchment, In front of a seated Hellsmith.  A Hellsmith known to have been dead for half a century, who’s body should not exist for he had been cremated for his apostasy. Written in handwriting confirmed by the archivists to be that of the heretic.  Known to the lords for they were the ones who had condemned him."

The ink was still fresh.



Entry 6
"Was this the other side mentioned in the old prophecies?
It felt strange, hot and cold at one time and he tried to feel his body and remember his name,  but couldn`t. Pictures and sounds of past events flashed in his mind as he levitated in the vast space which was enlightened by beautiful silent thunderstorms.

In the distance he heard a voice. There was  a fellow-Dawi Zharr with eyes like bottomless pits far before him. The man shouted strange words, harsh and familiar.  He was attracted by this incantations.  Suddenly there was massive heat but it felt comfortable and he was strong again, stronger than ever before!  

His spirit gained power and formed a body of bright flames from the surrounding magma. His fingers moved as he watched them curiously and then he stepped on stone steps out of the great burning pool into a great hall.
“Step forward from the flames into the new world and take this helm, axe and plates forged with the blessing of the Dark Father. You were gone but Hashut saved you and remade you from Fire! Bow down and obey!”
He bowed and  felt the desire to fight in an unending war…"



Entry 7
The drilling into the hidden compartment triggered a blast that swiped clean all the slaves of the lower forges of Zharr-Krong-Uhl.
‘Suits them fine!’ Kharzull mumbled, while staring at the new found artefacts.
‘These are far too important for the eyes of green scum!’ he continued.

It was not the first time a chamber was discovered, but this time something surpassed all riches found before: a metallic slab shaped artefact, where fiery runes of ancient origin kept burning and twisting right before their eyes.
‘The living tome of Makhorth The Possessed!’ pointed Kharzull in awe!
‘Notice how these runes shift and change form as we speak!’.

Even for Kharzull - master crafter and scholar - the translation of such old runes was not easy, but if tales told truth, not only it contained Makhorth prophesies but these would also shift their sayings, in response to actions taken in the present.
‘Quickly, take note of all I translate!’ bellowed Kharzull to his second.
And thus the foretelling of the great war to be, started to take shape…
“As yet before, again shall be
Reborn from fire to be free
Thy time draws near Dawi Zharr
To trust allies reopen scar…”




Entry 8
"...And thus again did it come to pass that the world did burn,
Screaming and staunchly defiant to the end,
But such brazen demands were futile for,
Entropy brings even the greatest low.
Fiery embers flickered out and ashes grew cold,
Last follies lost amidst uncaring stars.

[fragment missing]

'...As surely as life beget death, does not too death beget life?'
Sternly and stoically did the great drake set about its task,
Labouring slowly lest carelessness undo its creation;
Tirelessly labouring 'til at last the world were forged anew,
Again 'twas arisen from the flames,
For all this has happened before, and all this shall happen again."

- only surviving fragment from an apocryphal Dawi-Zharr creation myth said to have been found inscribed blood on an iron tablet discovered below Daemon's Stump.  Much of the text is damaged where the tablet has been melted by warpfyre after a daemonic incursion below the Stump centuries ago.




Remember that the winner will get an amazing Bezhukk the Immortal sponsored by our very own Ravenswood.



Thanks for supporting Scribe's Competition gentlemen. This is some very nice prophecies. Good luck! May Hashut bless you with many votes.

//Bloodbeard on behalf of the Staff.
 

  Scribe's Contest IV
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 07-07-2015 03:05 PM - Replies (14)
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Welcome to the 4th Scribe's Contest writing competition on Chaos Dwarfs Online!

We are pleased to announce that this Scribe's Contest has been sponsored by Ravenswood! There will be one prize of the unpainted miniature of Bezhukk the Cruel.



Subject Matter: Prophecies of Rebirth and Resurrection
"As all dwarven kind the Dawi Zharr has a strong tradition of honouring the past. Myths, sagas and grudges can be found in written down on ancient stone tablets, told in cruel voices over dark beer and seen pictured on temple walls.

But for the Dawi Zharr prophesies and visions of the future are held in high regard as well.

Twisted, dark and cryptic are the words of the seers and oracles. Some are cast away as mere madness, but overs are saved and studied by acolytes of Hashut. Studied over decades and centuries in order to find clues about what's to come.

Yet nobody, not even the strongest among the Dawi Zharr would see the End coming in time and no one knew for sure what would follow."



Your task is to create prophecy written and saved by the Chaos Dwarfs. Your prophecy must in some way revolve around Rebirth and/or Resurrection.

You are encouraged to ask Bloodbeard on whether your entry meets the requirements of the contest or not, should you be unsure.

Why this theme?
The Age of Sigmar has hit our hobby in force. Once again we don't know the future and role of the Chaos Dwarf race in the new setting. Will we belong in The Mortal Realms? Will Forge World rename our factions?

Whether your into AoS or not, whether your staying with 8th edition or not - the CDO community has always used it's creativity in favour of the Chaos Dwarfs.

So feel free to use your entry, to describe how the race of the Dawi Zharr from The Warhammer World will be reborn in the Age of Sigmar.

Writing Rules
The word limit for each entry is 10-200 words in total.
The story must include the above mentioned themes.

Chaos Dwarfs have to be the protagonists.

All entries are to be written "in-universe" or as a description of "in-universe" events, meaning no lines about D6s or green stuff are allowed. See the General Rules.

Entries can be submitted in any language you prefer. Though it's up to the individual voters if they'll translate or not.

Spellcheck
Please spellcheck your entry, to the best of your ability, before submission. But please don't let a few mistakes stop you, anyone should enter. If needed write in your native language and translate with Google Translate.

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


Deadline: 11:59 PM July 24th 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 2½ 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 a prophecy about Chaos Dwarfs, Rebirth and/or Resurrection, invented by you, and send a PM to Scribe (a special user that all Staff have access to) containing the prophecy. 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 a model prize, courtesy of Ravenswood. Why not send him a slave or two as a thank you?

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.

Summary
Subject Matter: Prophecy: Rebirth and Resurrection.
Deadline: 11:59 PM 24th of July 2015 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone)

If any forum members would like to aid our contests by donating models or other materials as prizes for future competitions, or as random give aways to this one, 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!

Bloodbeard on behalf of The Staff
 

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