Beware the Witching Hour...[October 2019] Oct 1, 2019 14:44:59 GMT -6 c a n n a and Egotistic like this
Post by wish on Oct 1, 2019 14:44:59 GMT -6
When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween...
To commemorate a successful first month, we have decided to throw an event for the entirety of October! This Halloween Event will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 and focus on mentor & apprentice threads.
step into the shadows
and swallow your fear
take a deep breath
the witching hour is near...
What is it? The Halloween Event will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 and focus on mentor & apprentice threads. Members will need to coordinate with their respective mentor and/or apprentice to create a spooky, Halloween, or dark themed thread. The thread can vary in content, it must however, relate to the theme.
Why mentor and apprentices?
Because it's cute! like trick or treating!This is to encourage mentor & apprentice threads, so their relationships can develop further. We will have other themed threads in the future.
What are some theme ideas? Threads can relate in a variety of ways. For example, the setting can be dark, ominous, or foggy. The content can be scary in subject matter, whether a character encounters their horrifying past or an actual horrifying beast on the island.
What if I don't have a mentor or apprentice?
Then make one.Contact a staff member either here or on the discord, and we will work out an alternative thread idea. This only applies to the few who are not in a current mentor or apprentice duo.
What are the rules? Valid entry threads must be created from Oct. 1 and finished by Oct. 31. Old threads cannot be entered. Threads can only have two characters: a mentor and their assigned apprentice. Tribe members will be assigned to a to-be for the contest. Characters cannot be entered more than once. However, members can enter more than once with different characters. Valid threads must also be at least six posts in length to be considered finished.
Threads must exist within the confines of The Apostles universe. So, no supernatural or magical activity, such as vampires, witches, werewolves - or any creature of that sort. The threads must also remain PG-13 in content.
Threads must contain [contest] - or a variation - in the title.
What will the staff do? Staff members will also participate in the event, since we have many characters that exist as mentors and apprentices to other non-staff members.
We will also...intervene. So, watch out for the occasional rogue...blanket of fog...lone bear...spirits from the dark forest....
How do we determine who wins? From Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, members will submit their valid entries to the final contest announcement thread; and then from Nov. 4 to Nov. 9, members will vote on which thread won. This is subjective. Perhaps a member votes based on thread spookiness, character chemistry, plot twist - this is up to the member. If there are ties, we will continue to vote down until there is a clear winner.
What do we win? The winning members (two) will both receive a generous art package from both Rain and Wish. Example art from Rain can be seen here. Example art from Wish can be seen here and here. Art must be of an Apostles character, but it does not need to be a character from the thread.
Questions? Direct all questions to a staff member here or on the discord.
Hemlock will be assigned to Moth - canary
Fog will be assigned to Swoop - catalysta
The Apostles has grown at a rate we honestly never anticipated. So, thank you sincerely to our current active members. We have had a lot of fun so far! and eagerly anticipate the future! If you are not on our discord, please join us! We tend to be a bit more active there than the actual site. It also helps with character creation, plot, and building a community.The Plot and High Positions
With that in mind, here are some formal announcements:
Continue to write within the current plot confines. We want to start the first official site wide plot in November. This will coincide with our first gathering as well. We will post more information about this as the month approaches.
In addition, our current monthly patrols will end Oct. 4th. New ones will be issued shortly. The border skirmish between Lichenclan and Redwoodclan will have an extension. This will be based on the activity level in the thread and when the actual battle ends, since this pertains to the future plot.
The Redwoodclan Deputy position is now also open due to inactivity. If you are interested in this position, refer to the High Position thread for more information.
The Apostles Staff