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Quest - Summer Doldrums



Original Quest from August 11, 2013 to September 11, 2013

This time of year often brings the summer doldrums to the Citadel. A time of slow updates and intermittent submissions. We may have passed the worst but until the summer ends, the weather changes and school starts again we may not have the action we sometimes have.

Because of that, we are holding the Doldrum Quest. I wanted it to be pretty open to most anything so we will attach it to the Guild quests again to allow people to branch out how they want. This also adds some incentive to join and progress in the Guilds. So go join a Guild now and if your submission goes towards your Guild accomplishments, it can go towards this quest as well.

Get us clear of the Summer Doldrums by joining the quest!

(As usual, no old submissions can be used. This is also for standard submissions. 100 word, Oekaki, Stubs and others in that vein will not count.)


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Official Quest Entries

caesar193
August 12, 2013
Hits: 495
Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
The Prophet John    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

The Prophet John's life and, indeed, death was a mystery. Some say that the gods placed him on this earth for his purpose without a past, and others, a rare few, claim that he was a god himself.

Mourngrymn
August 13, 2013
Hits: 354
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Dark Mantle of D'Geen    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

The sound was most troublesome. Long have I been prisoner to Kormack and his evil designs, and the torturous sounds my heart has been cursed to endure has left me cold inside. I endure and ignore. Cold to the pain and the suffering of poor souls around me. Their Fate forsworn as soon as they enter His lair. But this, this atrocity has pierced my now icebound heart and cracked deep into my very soul. The children... The mewling babes that know nothing of their future, nothing of the joys of life. Innocent of horrors of the world and the dread future it holds. How short that future is. I can not get the sound of the mewling infants from my mind, it is seared into memory as a brand on an animals flank forever to remain. Some have even laughed right up till the end and nothing is more damaging to ones sanity than a broken childs laugh.

Master Blacksmith Heaf Astes

caesar193
August 16, 2013
Hits: 475
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
The Shield of St. John    Items  (Armor)   (Non-Magical)

With many legends and myths attributed to it, the Shield of St. John was wielded by the Prophet and bears the curse of fame for bearing holy magic. However, the only benefit the Shield could bestow upon the wielder is psychological.

MysticMoon
August 18, 2013
Hits: 434
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Ahkti: The Great Ancestor    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Trans World)

The birth and life of a god through the long ages.

MysticMoon
August 19, 2013
Hits: 485
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Fena, the Demon Goddess    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

A demon unleashed... to make the world a better place.

Scrasamax
August 20, 2013
Hits: 413
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
The Rosomakha    Society/ Organizations  (Agricultural)   (Area)

Those of the bare chin, the clan of the wolverine, they who walked away from the mountain.

caesar193
August 20, 2013
Hits: 474
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Jacob Latris    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)

Jacob Latris was a Taurian immigrant to Obstaria. Now he is a man who has severed his connections to sanity long ago, and is searching for something that probably doesn't exist.

MysticMoon
August 21, 2013
Hits: 474
Comments: 13
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Key, Quill, and Seal    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

The three sacred relics of Ahkti.

Shadoweagle
August 22, 2013
Hits: 498
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
The Flight of Retribution    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)

UAC Scientists have discovered a strange artifact on the surface of Phobos. They wish to transport it to an 'off-the-radar' base above Saturn's moon, Titan, but fear that space pirates may have gained intel on the artifact. Additional protection is needed; this is where you come in!

A Cosmic Era, Event Horizon/Doom-influenced Plot, for the optional Occult Brotherhood quest.

Chaosmark
August 29, 2013
Hits: 417
Comments: 10
Ideas: 1
Votes: 8 / 3.812500
Lover's Downfall    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

You find a dusty violin on a stand in the next room. Through the grime of the years, you can tell that it is of excellent make. Perhaps someone can put it to good use? An instrument is meant to be played, after all...

Longspeak
August 31, 2013
Hits: 379
Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
She Who Dreams    NPCs  (Major)   (Political)

Aging Queen Seeking Her Successor

caesar193
August 31, 2013
Hits: 345
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
Congeria    Locations  (World)   (Any)

In the place where Atheus lies, there are three separate planes, three realms for the intrepid to explore. One of these is Congeria, land of the demons. The home of darkness, the mount of Chaos, Evil's Playpen, all of these are names drawn up by the Atheian peoples.

As is the norm for cases such as these, they could not be further from the truth.

Longspeak
September 4, 2013
Hits: 734
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Seven Forms Ascendant Hunter    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

Honor is in the Eye of the Beholder

Shadoweagle
September 5, 2013
Hits: 434
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Hell Knight: The Tragedy of Celsia Rimeheart.    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

Sometimes what begins as a Fairy Tale can end in misery. The tale of Celsia Frostblossom is testament to this.

Scrasamax
September 5, 2013
Hits: 307
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Stout Lagerale    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

Hailing from a long line of brewers, Stout has given up the life of the beer-maker for the life of the Adventurer-Upon-Return

Gossamer
September 6, 2013
Hits: 593
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Dwarven Calendar    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

How does a culture measure time underground, without any sun? The dwarves have got it covered.

Shadoweagle
September 10, 2013
Hits: 1329
Comments: 9
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 3.928571
Demonic Pipe Organ    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)

Mora stepped up to the wicked-looking pipe-organ; the carved demonic head which it was made from leered silently at him. Sweating with anxiety, Mora looked back to his friends before swallowing hard and shakily bringing his fingers to the ivory.

Mora pressed the keys down into several minor chords, and a thunderous peal of music echoed, sounding mockingly similar to a church. Suddenly, the eyes of the carved head lit up with fire, and with a *WHOOSH* a pillar of flames burst into life around Mora. The man's screams were cut short after just a second and the fire disappeared just as quickly. Mora was gone.

After a moment of shocked silence, Mora's friends cheered excitedly.

Chaosmark
September 10, 2013
Hits: 411
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
Reliquary of the Rotting Legion    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Villanous)

An ornate reliquary box, covered in fine metalwork that twists the eye and causes headaches.

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A world where, instead of aging in years, the people age in knowledge. So, instead of dying once a general age was reached, they die once they achieve a certain amount of knowledge. A man could live forever if he never learned anything, or could die after reading a few choice books. Of course, the knowledge of the land would be regulated, like medical drugs.

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