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"This is either madness... or brilliance." -Will Turner

C H A L L E N G E
Pirates have more experience sailing the seas than your average person. It's not uncommon, though, for pirate ships to set sail and never return. Torrential ocean storms are at fault for many missing ships, but every once in a while, something a little more sinister is at fault.

Though most pirates don't want anything to do with sea monsters, the A&G team does. This month, imagine you are the captain of a pirate crew that had an encounter with a sea monster. However, the terror of a sea monster has left you partially speechless. Below is a list of words you CANNOT use in your submission:


Monster
Ocean
Boat
Water
Sail

R E Q U I R E M E N T S
+ This a prose prompt and must be in story format.
+ You may NOT use the following words or any derivatives of them in your submission: Monster, Ocean, Boat, Water, or Sail
+ Entries must be at least 500 words long, but must not exceed 1,500 words.

S U B M I S S I O N S
Simply go here and paste your entry into the submissions box. Remember to check for formatting issues! Our portals use HTML, so to format an image, use : <img src="DIRECT IMAGE LINK">

R U L E S
01: Submit your entries via the form by 11:59pm HEX time on January 24th.
02: The entries must follow the HEX Terms and the A&G Forum Rules, as well as the challenge requirements.
03: All work must be your own. Anyone caught cheating or using someone else's work will be disqualified from this month's challenge and will potentially risk disqualification from future challenges.
04: All entries must be created specifically for this task and cannot be shown to anyone or posted anywhere before results have been announced.
05: Winners will be determined by the A&G Staff.
06: With your permission, winning entries will be posted to the official HEXRPG Tumblr page. By checking the box above "Submit" on the entry submission page, you agree to your entry being posted on the page in the case it wins.
07: With your permission, entries will be posted anonymously for fan-favorite voting. By checking the box above "Submit" on the entry submission page, you agree to your entry being posted for fan-favorite voting.
08: If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in this thread or to owl otto.

P R I Z E S
1st Place: Rear Admiral's Hat + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 50,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 25,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points
 

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Is sea a derivative of ocean? and along the same lines ship a derivative of boat?

What classifies as a derivative?
 

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Quote: IllyrainWings
Is sea a derivative of ocean? and along the same lines ship a derivative of boat?

What classifies as a derivative?



Here with the same question 😅
 

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Quote: IllyrainWings
Is sea a derivative of ocean? and along the same lines ship a derivative of boat?

What classifies as a derivative?



Here with the same question 😅



I believe so yes, but I'm not sure.
 

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Submit your entries via the form by 11:59pm HEX time on [Month] 24th.



I suppose this means January 24th, yes?

Also, by prose you mean a regular story and not a poem, correct?

Thank you for the clarifications!
 

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The deadline is January 24th, yes. I've fixed that.

As for the challenge specific questions, I'll let Ethan answer those as its his prompt.
 

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@IllyrainWings @JootjeAnneW

Hi! I apologize for the delay! I've been on vacation and unable to log on much!

No sea would be an allowed word If the word doesn't stem from one of the disallowed words it should be okay

For example Sailing would not be an allowed word as it's a form of Sail with is a disallowed word whereas ship would be an allowed word as it does not stem from boat I hope that helps!

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Submit your entries via the form by 11:59pm HEX time on [Month] 24th.



I suppose this means January 24th, yes?

Also, by prose you mean a regular story and not a poem, correct?

Thank you for the clarifications!



@PhoenixJinx6479 As Julie clarified yup January 24th

Yup you've got everything right! Just a traditional story! Thank you!

Edited by otto
 

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Thank you very much for clarifying!
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Ah thank you!
 

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So we are suppose to talk of our encounter with the creature correct?

 

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@Pasiphae_ Yup That's correct The challenge is to write as if you are the captain of a crew of pirates that comes in contact with a sea monster
 

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This sounds fun! I hope I have time to write it!
 

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