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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

Edited by CaptainBreeland
 

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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: JootjeAnneW
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!

Quote: PhoenixJinx6479
Quote: otto

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!
@otto
 

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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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Sent in my entry!
 

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The time has come to vote for your favorite entry!

Head on over to this thread to cast your vote for the January Writing Fan Favorite winner!

You have until February 1st at 11:59pm HEX time to cast your vote.
 

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W I N N E R S
You left us in terror with the sea monsters that you all faced!

1st Place: Rear Admiral's Hat + 3,000 House - Jojo (Entrant 3)
2nd Place: 50,000 galleons + 2,000 House Points - rainewen (Entrant 4)
3rd Place: 25,000 galleons + 1,000 House Points - LadyReeseKightkens (Entrant 1)

Congratulations to the winners! All House points, items, and galleons will be sent to you directly, so there is no need to post tradelinks.

Additionally, we have our Fan Favorite, chosen by all of you! Please join us in congratulating Ravenclaw_girl18 (Entrant 6). She receives a graphic to commemorate them for her efforts, as well as an additional ink spot for our Blotting the Parchment incentive raffle! Your graphic will be posted shortly, as it seems that Peeves decided to be a Pirate himself and made off with it.

Thank you everyone for participating!
 

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Congratulations to all the winners!
 

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I have dueled Pirate Peeves and negotiated for the return of the fan favorite graphics. Glad to say I was successful in this endevour.


 

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Congratulations to the winners @Jojo, @rainewen , @LadyReeseKightkens and to @Ravenclaw_girl18 for being chosen to the Fan's Favorite! Well done, guys!

And to Jojo and rainewen: Yay for winnig 5000 HP for the Gryffie House! Excellent work!
 

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Congrats to the winners!
 

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Wow, really? You guys likes that? I thought it was rather a poor attempt at an entry I mean, I really liked the idea but struggled so badly to put it into words that I was not sure that I had succeeded.

Thank you!
 

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