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January 2016 contest: Enchant an item

PostPosted: January 6th, 2016, 8:10:55 pm
by Morgaln
This time of year the dining hall is filled with pastries and sweet treats fresh from the kitchens, and students are constantly shuffling through to sneak a few platefuls up to their dorms. A few remain behind, playing games or reading books next to the large dining hall fireplace. You and a friend have just gathered two small dishes of sweets said to be made from a Foenaran recipe, and are just heading back to your room when you overhear a student say, “Do you think they all have to have transformative powers? I’ve not taken any transformation classes yet.”

Intrigued, you quickly chew the cinnamon-sugar lemon sticking partway out of your mouth and rush over to see what the student is talking about. She and four others are huddled around one end of the tables, with their newly hatched creatures peeking between elbows or standing on shoulders to get a look at what the students are crowded around. They all looked to be a few years younger than you, but despite that they seem to have amassed a rather sizeable hoard of treasures from the recent holiday quest. There are other items, too, though, ones you’ve never seen before, and some of which look only half-finished. The girl who spoke before covers up a piece of folded paper that looks like a tanzerin when she notices you looking at it.

“It’s not done yet,” the girl says, looking down at her hands.

“It’s okay, I was only curious,” you say. “What are you working on?”

The other students reach out to shyly cover their own projects from view. The girl pipes up again. “We were trying to make our own items,” she says, gesturing at the treasures.

Your friend, realizing what’s going on, grins and says, “I think that’s a great idea. Did you guys ever read that big tome in the library, the one that mentions the transformative items?” A few of the group nod their heads slowly. Your friend continues, “Well, the original items were made in a contest over two hundred years ago. Maybe it’s time we revitalized that tradition. What would you guys say to an item-designing contest?”

  • You have been tasked with designing a special item for the Keep
  • Each entry must include the following:
      *A description or piece of art showing what the item would look like
      *A description of what the item would do
      *A name for the item
  • The item function is up to you to decide, so be creative! There are no limitations, but judging preference will be given to items that could theoretically function on the site.
  • There is no minimum or maximum length to item descriptions.
  • Items must be your own design. Plagiarism and art theft will not be tolerated.
  • Entries go into the Competition Entries forum.
  • You may edit your entry until the deadline.
  • You may have multiple entries, but only one can win a prize. Please post each entry in its own thread.
  • The contest will run from today until February 1st, 2016 EST, closing on midnight between the 31st and the 1st.
  • There will be three prizes awarded: the grand prize winner will receive 5 shards, the second place winner will receive 3 shards, and the third place winner will receive 2 shards.

Errata Rules: Members of the MS staff are not eligible to win prizes, but may enter if they desire. Previous monthly contest winners will not be eligible to win for another TWO MONTHS.

For general discussion of this contest, please use the dedicated thread in the Community Discussions

**Note: By entering this contest, you are allowing MagiStream to use your idea and potentially alter your design.