May—June Chron Challenge



  • As some may have noticed, the Chronicles Board is somewhat inactive right now (to say the least). Thus, I'm going to start another chron challenge (see here and here for further information) in attempt to restore some activity to it.

    Challenge:

    Write a short story (preferably at least 500 words although I won't be counting so it wouldn't matter) concerning the First Tyrant's rise to power in Cythera.

    Requirements:

    The first sentence must be "It was the best of times: it was the worst of times."
    Words used must include: megalomaniac, extemporaneous, domination, and Kythera.
    One of the characters must be a mage.
    The story must be set in or near Cademia.



  • If we had more members able to devote more time to chronicles, I imagine that we would get some replies to these challenges. But at the moment, things are a little slow. . .

    That being said, I may well write a chron sometime if I have nothing else to do. :D



  • I beleive more research into the first Tyrants rise to power is required. Got any leads?



  • I'd love to write something.. I'm in the process of two/three big stories while writing various other small ones.. with school getting out tomorrow at 11 am PDT, I'll have even more free time on my hands.

    My only issue is that, since I've never really played Cythera (only got to play a little bit in the OSX Beta), I know nothing of the lore. So, the most that I can add to the chronicle section are a few stories that I've wrote about a character or two that I use in TSes. If you dont mind, I could dig up a few stories that fit the same genre of Cythera (fantasy/past) and post them, or maybe even one of the many TSes me and Kentonis did, (I'd just need to get on aim and ask him if he cared about me posting them).

    -Dark



  • @two-jacks_bot, on May 31 2008, 12:46 AM, said in May—June Chron Challenge:

    I beleive more research into the first Tyrants rise to power is required. Got any leads?

    I don't know how much ingame material is given; the potential openness of such a story was one reason that I selected it (I think). The links in Slayer's Guide (particularly those to the books and dialogue) might have some information.

    @dark-jet_bot, on Jun 3 2008, 04:23 PM, said in May—June Chron Challenge:

    I'd love to write something.. I'm in the process of two/three big stories while writing various other small ones.. with school getting out tomorrow at 11 am PDT, I'll have even more free time on my hands.

    My only issue is that, since I've never really played Cythera (only got to play a little bit in the OSX Beta), I know nothing of the lore. So, the most that I can add to the chronicle section are a few stories that I've wrote about a character or two that I use in TSes. If you dont mind, I could dig up a few stories that fit the same genre of Cythera (fantasy/past) and post them, or maybe even one of the many TSes me and Kentonis did, (I'd just need to get on aim and ask him if he cared about me posting them).

    -Dark

    I guess it would be okay if you wanted to post stories in a similar genre (at least, I believe that's been done before). As referenced above, some information on the game can be found in the links on Slayer's Guide.



  • That's like using spark notes to read a book, you get the gist, but miss out on details..



  • Which you do all the time anyway....



  • I begin to doubt that there will be any responses to this challenge.



  • I'll probably post a response sometime in September. Of next year.

    Actually I think this sounds like a really fun challenge, I've just been too lazy to research the first tyrant @_@

    Edit: Moved Chron.

    This post has been edited by BreadWorldMercy453 : 15 July 2008 - 07:12 AM



  • That story is simply beautiful, BW! I think that you win this month's chron challenge.



  • Hmm, well, it was the only entry, although on the wrong board. It, however, fails the preferred word limit, but I'm not going to bother to count. . . It was also kind of funny, so I guess you win :) .

    (Incidentally, my apologies, I had forgotten to respond to this when it was first posted.)



  • If you didn't bother to count, then how do you know that it fails the preferred word limit? :ninja:



  • Okay, I moved it to the Chron board. It's past the deadline now, but better late than never, right? Closed-teeth grin
    I wanted Sely's permission before I submitted it, because it's his challenge (and I didn't meet the preferred length (I made the computer count for me)) and also because he has the power to delete it if he doesn't like it.

    Um, by the way, my Chron is the first one posted this year. And it's July. That's really sad :(



  • Hmm, well, it's a bit short for a chron, but, as you pointed out, that board has been mostly dead of late anyway...

    Of course, I think that you must expand your story as well. Nothing less than 10,000 words will suffice!

    (Yes, I am kidding :p .)



  • I am actually thinking about writing a chron about Yomu's misadventures taking marks.

    The Three Giants: Talos, Porphrion & Argos Panoptes



  • I think it's a good idea for you to write a chron, that board has been so very inactive lately. I was actually thinking of a few ideas for my own chron awhile ago, but they've never materialized.



  • Personally, I'd be very interested in a Wizzy-chron. Your posts are always my favourites in TSs, Wizzy, and I think it's a disgrace that the Chron-board is not yet graced with your presence :P



  • :blush:

    Although, I'm curious: do you still read TS posts?



  • I have not read the last two posts, no. But I do plan to catch up with it by the time it ends ^_^



  • You should join!


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