1. Updated Resource Submission Rules: All model & skin resource submissions must now include an in-game screenshot. This is to help speed up the moderation process and to show how the model and/or texture looks like from the in-game camera.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. DID YOU KNOW - That you can unlock new rank icons by posting on the forums or winning contests? Click here to customize your rank or read our User Rank Policy to see a list of ranks that you can unlock. Have you won a contest and still haven't received your rank award? Then please contact the administration.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Ride into the sunset with the 32nd Modeling Contest. The contest is optionally paired. Best of luck, people!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. This adventure has come to an end. Congratulate our heroes in the 16th Mini Mapping Contest Results.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. From the gates of hell, the 5th Special Effect Contest Results have emerged.
    Dismiss Notice
  6. Race against the odds and Reforge, Don't Refund. The 14th Techtree Contest has begun!
    Dismiss Notice
  7. Check out the Staff job openings thread.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
60,000 passwords have been reset on July 8, 2019. If you cannot login, read this.

Paired Concept Art & Short-Story Contest - WarCraft IV: Atlas of Destruction

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Pharaoh_, Sep 20, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. GreeN!X

    GreeN!X

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,351
    Resources:
    2
    Maps:
    1
    Template:
    1
    Resources:
    2
    Man, this story is taking way too long to finish. Months of brainstorming and we were only able to come up with this. I guess that's expected when both of us only know how to draw. ^^'

     
  2. Keiji

    Keiji

    Terrain Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,680
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    Evergarde? Humans in Lordaeron?

    I hope you intend to explain how the humans managed to re-take the ruined town from
    the Forsaken, or Scourge, or whoever actually ruled the town when Wc3 was concluded.
    I'd also love some background story on the main character, is she completely made up,
    or is she based on the concept of an actual Warcraft character?

    Anyway, to help keep the tinder kindling, so to speak, I'll dish out another WIP of my
    own:

    Spoiler
    The rain was beating down on thunderous lighting, as if the skies themselves were revolting against everything. From a bluff, north of Korak’Krom, she could barely glimpse the fading lights of the fires on the other side of the orc town. Battle was joined; the Bristleback tribe was performing their duty well. Drawing the orc guards toward the western side of the village.
    “Avia! The storm sisters need you in the skies.” Her sister Zemiya shrieked through the wind as she came flying from the west. She’d come to name her, and all the other children of Serena Bloodfeather her sisters. For although she wasn’t born by Serena, she’d been raised as a Bloodfeather. She spared another glimpse toward the fires, hoping in her heart that Kuhr wasn’t wounded or dead, and then she took flight. Soaring toward the clouds, she was ready to join her sisters, her Stormsisters, to command the lighting to strike at the village bellow, as only true Stormcallers can!

    As she ascended through the stormy weather, she glimpsed, for the merest of seconds, a shadow in the wind. A bird, a harpy? Whatever it was, it was big. Big and somehow slightly familiar. Her transfixion quickly faded as she heard the screams of her sisters gathering further ahead, looking about she couldn’t see the shadow anywhere, so she moved to join her sisters in their song of storms.
    As she fell into formation with her sisters, they started chanting the words of power, focusing their minds in unison to direct the lightning. And when the thunder roared in agreement they rode the lightning down toward the village, hailing the rest of the Witchwings to join them in glorious battle. She reared merely inches from the ground, throwing her daggers at any orc she saw as sparks of lightning cracked and exploded about her. They were doing good time, and thanks to the Bristlebacks, the resistance was at a minimum.
    However, as was the way with war, a retaliation came. The guards who’d rushed toward the western walls to defend was returning, and as the Witchwings took flight toward the skies the lightning turned on them. With horror in her gut, she saw her sisters fall as the weather, which only seconds ago was their ally, now snaked about and picked them out from the skies. For a split-second, she glimpsed a Far Seer on a hilltop surrounded by shamans, before the thunder came for her and everything went dark.


    If my WIPs seem a little out of synch and confusing, then that's intentional.
    I am holding back some vital parts of the story that ties it together so as to
    not ruin the plot for anyone who would potentially want to read the entire
    thing when I'm finished.

    Notice how the Arena and Challenge sections are now separated from OT?
    - They're now under the category "Barracks." :)
     
  3. Stalaggcrushyou

    Stalaggcrushyou

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Hey everyone, I'm a bit new to this but I understand I need to post a sort of work in progress type of thing to showcase how my story is coming along.

    I am working on a Qiraji Hero and I would like to present a bit of it so that way there's evidence of me working on this.

    Tell me what ya think. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YH0qbGYLfEtuPVZ-z9iLdWivXyHHvmeFOMPE96owTQ0/edit?usp=sharing

    (Is that suitable for a 'work in progress' post or does it need to be something else?
     
  4. GunSlinger

    GunSlinger

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,449
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    WiP
    PROLOGUE

    “Gaaaah!”
    A scream of a lady pierces the air in the night. Dogs howl and birds fly away at the high pitched sound.
    Near the south entrance of a town stands a small house with no signs of life except for one window showing but a faint glow of light from the inside. Through this window can be seen a room almost shrouded in darkness with but a flickering candle, sitting on top of an end table, to ward of the shadows. Beside the table is a bed and on it, lay a woman.
    She was breathing heavily. Her face, pale. Beads of sweat rolled down the contours of her face. Her right hand firmly clasped the hand of a man right by her side. He arched over her as he wiped the woman’s head with a small cloth. The woman looked up at the man’s eyes and gave a smile, her lips slightly trembling at the pain and exhaustion but behind the smile was love and happiness. The man returned the gesture and spoke.
    “This is it. It’s finally happening.”
    She chuckled and replied with a shaky voice.
    “I know. I’ve been dreaming of this day since we got together. We’re going to have a baby.”
    “I love you so much.” He said, running his fingers through her hair.
    “I lov-aaaah!” She howls again as she grabs on to her husband’s hand with both arms.
    An old woman soon appears in the room, her right hand holding a candle and on the other a few pieces of cloth. She hurriedly moves at the feet of the bed and puts down the candle and cloths by a table at her left. She kneels and calmly spoke.
    “I have what I need. Sweetie, if you’re ready, we’ll start now.”
    “I’m ready.” She replied.
    Thus, the childbirth has started. After hours upon hours Pain and agony, the sun had soon appeared, bathing the small town with light and warmth, showing the beauty of the town. The waters glistened at the light, the rays of the sun showed the colors of the place, the roosters crowed at the sun, and the people soon awoke from their slumber, but, one family had a different morning.
    Back at the house, the young couple heard a sign of relief. The wails of a baby soon filled the room and the young couple looked at each other, each having the biggest smile on their faces, and laughed wholeheartedly. The old woman rose, in her arms she carried the baby, covered in cloth. She walked over the husband and spoke as she did so.
    “It’s a girl.” She told the parents with a smile and carefully handed the baby to the father.
    “Did you hear that my sweet?” The father spoke as he caressed his daughter’s face.
    “It’s a gi-“ The man added stopping as he saw his wife had passed out.
    The old woman rushed to the side of the bed and placed her ear on the chest of the woman. After a few seconds, she sighed and got up.
    “She’s fine, just exhausted” She informed the husband.
    The man also sighed with relief and looked back at his daughter. He felt both amazed and terrified of the baby. Amazed because he and his wife had been blessed with such a beautiful daughter, terrified because she was born into a world plagued with war and also because of what the world might do to such an innocent and wonderful child. He kissed his child on the forehead and placed his head onto hers.
    “I love you my sweet, sweet daughter. I will do my best to take care of you, to love you, to raise you to become an amazing person. I swear, as one of the royal guards of this town, I will never let anyone hurt you. I will protect you and I will always be right by your side”
     
  5. Pvt.Toma

    Pvt.Toma

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    190
    Resources:
    36
    Models:
    33
    Maps:
    3
    Resources:
    36
    Sorry but I might withdraw myself from this competition due to Dota 2's New Bloom 2015 workshop thing, alrighty.

    Edit 2: Sorry if it was a bit confusing.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2014
  6. Keiji

    Keiji

    Terrain Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,680
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    Whoa, what an... Excuse.

    -

    That aside, who is still intending to actually participate in this contest?
     
  7. Kyrbi0

    Kyrbi0

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,981
    Resources:
    1
    Models:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    Me. Fixed that for ya. : )
     
  8. Stalaggcrushyou

    Stalaggcrushyou

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    I'm still in it.
     
  9. Keiji

    Keiji

    Terrain Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,680
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    I know we've already added an extension, but today is the 29th and there's two days to
    go, I know me and Daenor won't make it till then for a fact (my fault) and until now
    we haven't seen even one final entry, sure people could post them during the next two
    days but I'm pretty sure other's might actually need another extension.

    If not, then we have to drop out, sadly.
     
  10. Wolffman

    Wolffman

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2014
    Messages:
    305
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    I'm Wolffman, and I approve the message above me.
    Most of us need a larger extension, since barely anyone has the ability to work on the month of December, with exams and the holidays.
    I myself have had barely any time to work on mine and Gun's character's artwork.
    Please, extend the timeline..
     
  11. Kyrbi0

    Kyrbi0

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,981
    Resources:
    1
    Models:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    I remain, as always, brashly optimistic (perhaps erroneously so) in my team's ability to finish (I can speak more definitely about the writing (my part)... Haven't heard from my team-mate in a bit, though).

    That being said, I won't fight against an extension. : )

    Oh, we were supposed to turn in early? I strangely figured we'd all post on the last possible day. :p At least, that's what I was likely to do. xD
     
  12. Daenar7

    Daenar7

    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Messages:
    68
    Resources:
    52
    Models:
    1
    Icons:
    4
    Skins:
    47
    Resources:
    52
    I was ready to post a WIP today but, anyway, extending the deadline to this holiday period wasn't so good, i think. Especially when during these "holidays" you have to study or work like f*ck.
     
  13. Keiji

    Keiji

    Terrain Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,680
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    I wasn't saying that, I was merely observing the situation,
    and you knew that, so I'm guessing you're pulling my leg :p

    Well, if we get a minimum of four entries until the 31st, then
    I guess we won't extend the contest. If not, however, I will
    provide another extension.

    I will be going away for three days now, so come Saturday,
    I'll address the matter more closely.
     
  14. Stalaggcrushyou

    Stalaggcrushyou

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Got a question, are we going to be able to read everyone else's stories at the end of this?
     
  15. Kyrbi0

    Kyrbi0

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,981
    Resources:
    1
    Models:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    Nope. They'll all be encrypted via an antique German 'Enigma' machine, then translated into braille, carved into a slab of lead, and dropped into the Marianas Trench.

    :D
     
  16. Wolffman

    Wolffman

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2014
    Messages:
    305
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    ^ This post made me go "Kek"
     
  17. Stalaggcrushyou

    Stalaggcrushyou

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    I've always wanted a Giant Squid to read my writing :p
     
  18. Keiji

    Keiji

    Terrain Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,680
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    I am terribly sorry to announce that this contest will not continue, we delayed it once,
    and even then we got no final entries. Maybe it was just a little too ambitious a concept
    for our current rather diminished community. At a later point I will look into making a...
    Less heavy sort of writing contest that won't rely on such intricate teamwork.

    Personally I will finish what I started and post it over in Screenwriting, Storyboarding &
    Concept Creation
    . And I would urge everyone who planned to finish this to do the same.

    Let's keep writing alive! :)
     
  19. Kyrbi0

    Kyrbi0

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,981
    Resources:
    1
    Models:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    Wait, whuh? This is dying?? We were still totally game for this...

    I was indulging my procrastinate nature, though... Guess this teaches me to try & wait until the last (few) day(s)... :<

    Well, that stinks. I'll throw out my voice to appeal a reconsideration... But I understand that "talk is cheap", and I'd need to put something forward...

    Criminy. :<
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.