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  Scribe's Contest V
Posted by: Admiral - 10-01-2015 10:16 AM - Replies (12)

Chaos Dwarfs Online Presents: The 5th Scribe's Contest writing competition on Chaos Dwarfs Online!

We are pleased to announce that this Scribe's Contest has been sponsored by Titan Wargames! There will be one prize of this unpainted Grulka Blackhand miniature for the Gold winner:

"The true horror of the fell deeds and demented constructs of the enigmatic rulers and forgemen of the Dark Lands may be glimpsed through their reputation, whether earned in battle, captivity or trade, or spread far and wide as exaggerated stories told by crazed explorers, lying Daemons or runaway slaves. Those are glimpses of a realm of brutality, terror and slavish worship, of insane inventions, mysterious crafts and above all a ravenous and utterly ruthless hunger for power. They hint of a world of red-hot blades, of barbed whips, hammers and blood-soaked altars, of a world where ambition is pursued over the corpses of trampled slaves and fallen enemies beyond counting. They are witnesses of a merciless tribe utterly devoted to conquer and crush all other races underfoot in order to grind them down through relentless slave labour to grease the wheels of industry and fuel the flames of sacrifice.

These are the words of the Survivors."

Subject Matter: Blackest Infamy - Chaos Dwarfs in the Eyes of Others
The theme for this writing competition is Chaos Dwarfs according to others. This is an open format theme, meaning that almost any type of background text and fiction about Chaos Dwarfs and Hobgoblins from the perspectives of outsiders will be accepted, within the rules detailed below.

Your entry could consist of a veteran State Trooper showing old war trophies in a tavern while reminiscing fearfully over past encounters with the Dawi Zharr; a story about slaves making an escape attempt or meeting a grisly end; a Daemon trapped and reforged by a Daemonsmith; a "facts-book" description of relations between Chaos Dwarfs and the Human Marauder tribes of the north; a collection of quotes, proverbs or fables from foreign cultures, revolving around Chaos Dwarfs; a dribbling madman in the Old World ranting on about the forges of hell beyond the World's Edge mountains; a glimpse of a Chaos Dwarf battleline through the eyes of their foes; or something else entirely.

This is not to be confused with writing texts about Chaos Dwarfs' views on outsiders and slaves.

Writing Rules
The word limit for each entry is 10-300 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 foreigners' encounters with Chaos Dwarfs (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. Age of Sigmar entries are of course welcome.

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 Stories & Background Section. (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 Oct 17th 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 to 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 Chaos Dwarfs as seen through the eyes of others, 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), 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 Titan Wargames.

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: Blackest Infamy - Chaos Dwarfs in the Eyes of Others.
Deadline: 11:59 PM 17th of October 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

  Golden Hat XXIII - Winners!
Posted by: Admiral - 09-28-2015 02:19 PM - Replies (17)

Werewoolf Miniatures Presents: The winners of the 23rd Golden Hat competition!

"We trampled our foe's skull into the dust. We melted down his arms and armour. We burnt his home. We carried away all his possessions. We took all his cattle. We enslaved his wife and offspring. We defiled his false gods and tore down his impure altars. By the divine will and by the unholy name of Hashut, the fiery Bull God, the Father of Darkness, we carried out this great deed. Ultimately, we conquered, for we planted our proud standard high atop the pile of our foes' corpses. That is the true essence of triumph."
- Despot Kharzakul Ironfang

We had a beautiful turnout of entries, with submissions spanning grotesque banners conceived by ingenious madmen, to mighty standards of metal or bound Daemons. It was a treat to see all the great results of your efforts march out from the Dawi Zharr barracks, banners held high. Undoubtedly the foes of the Chaos Dwarfs will tremble at the sight of our standards, as is evident here! Takes Hat off

And the winners are:

    <1        <2        <3

1st Place - Golden Hat Winner: Entry #10 - Engra1980
2nd Place - Silver Hat Winner: Entry #8 - Fuggit Khan
3rd Place - Bronze Hat Winner: Entry #5 - Admiral

And a couple of honourable mentions to Entry #4 - Timothy Archer and Entry #7 - Abecedar, who both were but 2 votes away from bronze!

The entry key!
You can share your love for each entry by donating slaves to the owners of the entries!

01 - Kamphre
02 - Heavygear
03 - Zanko
04 - Timothy Archer
05 - Admiral
06 - Axtklinge
07 - Abecedar
08 - Fuggit Khan
09 - Hill_Billy_Bub
10 - Engra1980

Slaves and medals are coming! Should you have earned a new Veteran's Medal (gained at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 main contests entered), please contact us and link us all your entries in all previous Golden Hat and Artisan's Contest competitions (note: Scribe's Contest does not count towards this purpose, but have its own Veteran Scribe's Medal).

And now for the prizes! The winners will be contacted by Bloodbeard in the coming days.

Congratulations to Engra1980, who wins 10 Sons of Adramelech with polearms and 3 command models from Werewoolf Miniatures!

Congratulations to Zanko, Timothy Archer and Abecedar, who each wins 3 Dwarves of Fire Canyon with hand weapons and shields, donated by Fuggit Khan!

A big "thanks" to everyone who participated and voted, as well as a big thanks to Werewoolf Studios and Fuggit Khan for their prize donations!

And that's it for this round of Golden Hat, folks. Now let's see the participants' entries in the blogs. Wink

Next up, Scribe's Contest!

The Staff

  Golden Hat XXIII - Voting!
Posted by: Admiral - 09-19-2015 05:19 PM - Replies (28)

Werewolf Miniatures Presents: The voting thread for the 23rd Golden Hat competition!

"And darkness settled over the land, and roiling thunderclouds rent asunder by lightning draped all beneath in a black shroud as though the world itself had fallen to plague and were to be heaved into a mass grave. And the molten guts of the world spat forth from the nether regions, and the ground cracked and yawned open as quakes rattled us all. And on the ashen horizon, amidst the horrifying sounds of torturers and tortured, amidst the bale ranks of the Blacksmiths of Chaos, amidst the shields, the weapons, the gibbets and the torches, were the banners of doom. Amidst these banners, great spirit-monsters of flame and iron shackles raged and burnt. And as our eyes' gaze fell upon the greatest of these fell standards of the black host, our hearts sank, for then we truly knew that the forgemen of hell had arisen from the nameless depths to claim us all..."
- Excerpt from an aged letter written upon Orc hide parchment by an unknown Bretonnian, found in the estate of a deceased Bright Wizard

How to vote:
Please submit 3 numbers as votes by sending a PM to the Golden Hat account (a special account all Staff members can access). We had 10 entries this time, which means each entrant will receive 10 slaves once the winners have been announced.

Each (more or less) anonymous entry is numbered ranging from 1 to 10. 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. You are not allowed to vote for yourself.

Voting will close at 11:59 PM September 27th, 2015 CEST (Central European Summer Time).   Once the votes are tallied we will post the results.

    <1     <2     <3     <4     <5     <6
    <7     <8     <9     <10

Remember, Werewolf Miniatures will provide the Gold winner with 10 Sons of Adramelech with pole arms and 3 command group models. They will be sent to the winner by Bloodbeard after the competition. Thanks again to Werewolf Miniatures.  Furthermore, Fuggit Khan has once again donated random-draw prizes, this time Russian Alternative dwarves with hand weapon and shields.

Great job everyone and good luck!
The Staff

Other News on CDO:
Main Page Updates.

  Golden Hat XXIII
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 08-08-2015 02:15 AM - Replies (41)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.


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

Imperial Year
Contact is lost.

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.”  

Dwarfs of the Dark Lands start worshipping Hashut.

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

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

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

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!

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