Habitat for NorrathiansLife in Norrath is filled with adventure and prosperity. Unfortunately, not all Norrathians have a decent place to call home. In an effort to support the Antonia Bayle Community, Kitzy Cogknocker, Keeper of the Platinum Sprocket has petitioned the Citizenship Ambassadors of each major city to allow the members of Homes and Tomes to construct a home for one lucky family. In order to complete the mounds of paperwork, the Ambassadors are demanding a family must be chosen. If you have experienced hard times in your adventures, and find yourself at a loss for a place to call home, now’s your chance to tell your story. Who knows, your luck could change for the better!______________________________________________________ RULES 1.ELIGIBILITY: Open only to Players on the Antonia Bayle server who are of at least adventure level 35. Members and officers of Homes and Tomes and Cogknocker Interior Designs are not eligible. 2.ENTRY DETAILS: Contest runs to Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST. Each entry must be submitted by the person who will be the owner of the home to be decorated via Private Message to Kitzy on the Everquest II forums. Each entry submitted must include: 1) entrant’s Anotnia Bayle character full name 2) adventure level at the time of submission 3) an original, in character story, about a significant moment in the entrant’s travels in Norrath that left them in a state of destitution. An entry must be a completely original work and not previously published or submitted in any other competition. If an entry is plagiarized in any way or from another source, it will be disqualified. An entry must be in English and not exceed 500 words. All entries are counted – including “a, and, the” and so on, including a title if one is used (but a title is not required). By submitting an entry, entrant acknowledges that he/she obtained the consent of all third parties whose persons or property are identified in his/her story. Entries determined by the Sponsor and/or judges, in the sole discretion of any party, to be profane or inappropriate, will be automatically disqualified. Only one entry per person allowed. Entries that violate the Official Contest Rules in any respect will be automatically disqualified. 3.JUDGING DETAILS: All eligible entries will be judged by a committee from Homes and Tomes. Judging will be based on the following criteria: one-third (1/3) writing quality, including creative presentation; one-third (1/3) contend depth and evocativeness; one-third (1/3) appropriateness to theme, particularly the ability to capture a significant experience that left them in a state of destitution. Individual results will not be released. All decisions by the judges are final and binding. Sponsor reserves the right to have judging performed by other persons. 4.PRIZES: The Antonia Bayle player with the best entry from all eligible entries will win the Habitat for Norrathians Grand Prize, with five (5) runner-up prizes given to the players whose entries are ranked #2 -#6. One (1) Grand Prize: A fully decorated four bedroom home in one (1) of the entrant’s faction cities, one (1) commemorative player written book with a copy of the entrant’s submission, and twelve (12) weeks of rent paid for and decorated and designed by members of Homes and Tomes. Five (5) Runner-Up Prizes: One (1) commemorative player written book with a copy of the entrant’s submission and one (1) crafted set of office furniture (one (1) Vale Briarwood Desk, one (1) Verdant Eucalyptus Armchair, one (1) Eucalyptus Candleabra, one (1) Ornate Ferrite Inkwell, one (1) set of Ornate Redwood Bookends, and one (1) vase of yellow roses) made by Homes and Tomes. All winning stories will be posted on the Homes and Tomes Event Forums at homesandtomes.com, a copy of the submissions will be placed in the Norrathian Library and provided to each of the judges in a commemorative player written book. Any and all unspecified expenses/costs in conjunction with participation in this Contest and/or acceptance or use of a prize are a winner’s sole responsibility. In the event that a prize item is unavailable for any reason, the Habitat for Norrathians committee reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute an item of equal/greater value. Prize must be accepted as awarded and is non-transferable. No coin substitutions. Winners will have thirty (30) days to claim their prizes from the character used for the submission. Designing of the Grand Prize will be an open pallet for the Homes and Tomes decorators to work from. 5.PRIZE CONDITIONS/RESTRICTIONS: Winners will be contacted via in-game mail, private messaged to the entrant, and announced on the original contest thread on or before Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Sponsor will save the layout of the Grand Prize for at least sixty (60) days, and encourages the winner to also save the original layout. 6.RIGHTS TO PUBLISH: If/when the owner of the Grand Prize opt to publish the home on the Housing Leaderboards the dedication player written book must be kept in a clearly visible location and if/when it reaches the Hall of Fame must donate the Housing Award to the Homes and Tomes guild hall event award showcase. 7.SPONSER: Kitzy Cogknocker, Keeper of the Platinum Sprocket and Homes and Tomes of Antonia Bayle.