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Dragon Cult Contest

February 1, 2017

An expedition to Bromjunaar, the ancient capital of Skyrim, has unearthed a cache of new artifacts, literature, and lore. What ancient secrets are now discovered? For this contest, write a short poem or story involving the Dragon Cult of Skyrim. Some ideas include:

  • A prayer to the dragon gods
  • Orders from a priest to the local Jarl
  • A scholar's treatise on cult customs
  • An acolyte's ruminations on the Thu'um
  • An ancient Nord's studies in the secret dragon language
  • A description of a new sect that worships a particular dragon

Winning entries will be featured in a collection here in the Library. You don’t need to be a member to enter, but if you are there’s also a  120 gold prize for the winning entries.

Contest Entry Guidelines

Send your entry in an email to [email protected] with the subject line: Dragon Cult Contest – your name. You can send your submission in the body of the email. If it's long, consider attaching it as a Word document or a Google doc. Please provide English translations where necessary. (Individual dragon words or small sentences don't need translations, but a translation would be helpful if you're writing a dragon poem or story.)

Your entry can be of any subject, but must relate to the Dragon Cult and make use of the dragon language in some significant way. If you have an entry idea you aren't sure about, feel free to share your idea in the comments below. Poetry entries should be at least 40 words in length, and story entries should be at least 250 words in length.

Entries should use the vocabulary found in the main dictionary. Entries that make use of vocabulary found in the Legacy Dictionary will not qualify for the contest. You are encouraged to make compound words and use the vocabulary as creatively as you see fit.

This contest will be open for entries until Sunday, February 26th.  Pruzah pel!



Grohiikviing
February 1, 2017

Is it okay if I chose to write about more than one topic from the list, or can we only choose one? @paarthurnax 

by Grohiikviing
February 1, 2017

Is it okay if I chose to write about more than one topic from the list, or can we only choose one? @paarthurnax 


paarthurnax
Administrator
February 1, 2017
@GrohiikviingYou're welcome to write about multiple if you'd like.
by paarthurnax
February 1, 2017
@GrohiikviingYou're welcome to write about multiple if you'd like.

Vulreytholm
February 2, 2017

Is Miirak's cult excluded from this contest?

by Vulreytholm
February 2, 2017

Is Miirak's cult excluded from this contest?


paarthurnax
Administrator
February 2, 2017

@Vulreytholm Nope, you're welcome to include him or his acolytes if you'd like.

by paarthurnax
February 2, 2017

@Vulreytholm Nope, you're welcome to include him or his acolytes if you'd like.


Vulreytholm
February 2, 2017

Awesome, I don't have a planned story yet, but I like to feel more free. Also the cultist armor got me through most of my first Skyrim playthrough, basically until I killed Miraak (spelled it wrong last post) and got his armor, so I'm kind of in debt to them.

by Vulreytholm
February 2, 2017

Awesome, I don't have a planned story yet, but I like to feel more free. Also the cultist armor got me through most of my first Skyrim playthrough, basically until I killed Miraak (spelled it wrong last post) and got his armor, so I'm kind of in debt to them.


Vokun ah
February 9, 2017

can we write it about slave rebellions and the need for more warriors?

 

by Vokun ah
February 9, 2017

can we write it about slave rebellions and the need for more warriors?

 


Grohiikviing
February 9, 2017

Are we allowed to submit multiple, but separate writings? Like, can we submit two or more entirely different entries, or is it a one-submission only thing?

by Grohiikviing
February 9, 2017

Are we allowed to submit multiple, but separate writings? Like, can we submit two or more entirely different entries, or is it a one-submission only thing?


paarthurnax
Administrator
February 9, 2017
Vokun ah

can we write it about slave rebellions and the need for more warriors?

 

Sure, you can write about whatever you'd like related to the Dragon Cult. Make sure it incorporates the dragon language in some way.

Grohiikviing

Are we allowed to submit multiple, but separate writings? Like, can we submit two or more entirely different entries, or is it a one-submission only thing?

If you have multiple, short entries you're having a hard time choosing between, feel free to submit them. Otherwise I'd say focus on one entry. Only one entry will be eligible to win if multiple are submitted.

by paarthurnax
February 9, 2017
Vokun ah

can we write it about slave rebellions and the need for more warriors?

 

Sure, you can write about whatever you'd like related to the Dragon Cult. Make sure it incorporates the dragon language in some way.

Grohiikviing

Are we allowed to submit multiple, but separate writings? Like, can we submit two or more entirely different entries, or is it a one-submission only thing?

If you have multiple, short entries you're having a hard time choosing between, feel free to submit them. Otherwise I'd say focus on one entry. Only one entry will be eligible to win if multiple are submitted.


DinokDovBormahu
February 13, 2017

So just a story? If so how do I share it with you?

 

by DinokDovBormahu
February 13, 2017

So just a story? If so how do I share it with you?

 


Ruvgein
February 13, 2017
GenralEdward

So just a story? If so how do I share it with you?

Please read the project in full before asking questions, because most times your answer is there.

Send your entry in an email to [email protected] with the subject line: Dragon Cult Contest – your name. You can send your submission in the body of the email. If it's long, consider attaching it as a Word document or a Google doc. Please provide English translations where necessary. (Individual dragon words or small sentences don't need translations, but a translation would be helpful if you're writing a dragon poem or story.)

by Ruvgein
February 13, 2017
GenralEdward

So just a story? If so how do I share it with you?

Please read the project in full before asking questions, because most times your answer is there.

Send your entry in an email to [email protected] with the subject line: Dragon Cult Contest – your name. You can send your submission in the body of the email. If it's long, consider attaching it as a Word document or a Google doc. Please provide English translations where necessary. (Individual dragon words or small sentences don't need translations, but a translation would be helpful if you're writing a dragon poem or story.)


DinokDovBormahu
February 14, 2017

Any Specific Font?

by DinokDovBormahu
February 14, 2017

Any Specific Font?


paarthurnax
Administrator
February 14, 2017
GenralEdward

Any Specific Font?

No special fonts necessary, I'll format everything when I put the winning entries together.

by paarthurnax
February 14, 2017
GenralEdward

Any Specific Font?

No special fonts necessary, I'll format everything when I put the winning entries together.


Blackout
February 14, 2017
Does the story have to include Bromjunaar
by Blackout
February 14, 2017
Does the story have to include Bromjunaar

Ruvgein
February 14, 2017
"An expedition to Bromjunaar, the ancient capital of Skyrim, has unearthed a cache of new artifacts, literature, and lore. What ancient secrets are now discovered?"

Basically, it just has to be found in Bromjunaar. In real life there's Roman glass in England because the Empire went there, so I'm sure the Romans brought some English stuff back with them to Rome.
by Ruvgein
February 14, 2017
"An expedition to Bromjunaar, the ancient capital of Skyrim, has unearthed a cache of new artifacts, literature, and lore. What ancient secrets are now discovered?"

Basically, it just has to be found in Bromjunaar. In real life there's Roman glass in England because the Empire went there, so I'm sure the Romans brought some English stuff back with them to Rome.

paarthurnax
Administrator
February 14, 2017
Blackout
Does the story have to include Bromjunaar

Nope, it just has to involve the Dragon Cult and the dragon language in some way.

by paarthurnax
February 14, 2017
Blackout
Does the story have to include Bromjunaar

Nope, it just has to involve the Dragon Cult and the dragon language in some way.

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