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Scribe's Contest I - Winners!
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.
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!
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.
Hmmm...how 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.
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!
News on CDO: Artisan's Contest XXVIII - Deadline 13th of November ... Etsy shop
And thus there was Chaos. And Squats. Hobby Group Auxillia Work. On Dark Tides. Miscellaneous Commercial Sculpts. Flayman Tutorial.
Chaos Dwarf Writings: Fables. Songs. Proverbs. Quotes. Monumental Inscriptions. Religious Texts.
There's fourteen ways to skin a dwarf. Chaos Dwarf Warband Rules. Ninth Age concepts.
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