Habitat for Norrathians

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  1. Mythical House Item Active Member

    Habitat for Norrathians


    Life 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!

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    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.
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  2. Jazabelle Well-Known Member

    A note: The Norrathian Library is located at Library's Vale of Halfpint Delight in Freeport. Goodies can access it through Library's Aerie Kolmas in Kelethin.

    Homes and Tomes is super excited to be doing this! We can't wait to hear the awesome stories you guys come up with, and we can't wait to build a house for you!
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  3. Tekka New Member

    Ohhh, neat! Let me know how I can help.
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  4. Jazabelle Well-Known Member

    There have been changes made to the RULES. Please look for any changes marked in red. Read this carefully!

    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 are not eligible.

    2.ENTRY DETAILS: Contest runs to Thursday, February 7, 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 Jazabelle 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 palette 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 12, 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: Homes and Tomes of Antonia Bayle.
  5. Jazabelle Well-Known Member

    Additional notes:

    Please ensure that if you have already submitted your story, you private message the entry to Jazabelle or you will not be counted as entering the contest. Unfortunately, we do not have access to any of the previously-submitted entries.

    Original contest rules written by Kitzy Cogknocker. Contest rules modifications made by Jazabelle Wra'Eth.
  6. Mythical House Item Active Member

    Sorry I've been out of the loop for a week, real life happens! Thanks Homes and Tomes for taking over the contest so I can deal with personal issues. There hasn't any been entrants thus far, but good luck to those who submit their entries before the end of the contest!
  7. Kamdora New Member

    I'm confused as to how to send a Private Message on here. i've been clicking around but can't find any place where it says to do it, even on the profile pages. Please help? I'd like to submit my story.
  8. Jazabelle Well-Known Member

    At the top of the webpage you should see a link on the righthand side beside your login name that says "Inbox." Click that. At the bottom of the small dropdown window that pops up, there is a link that says "Start new conversation." Click that, and type my name in the box.

    Good luck!
  9. Jazabelle Well-Known Member

    Modification:

    1.ELIGIBILITY: Open only to Players on the Antonia Bayle server who are of at least adventure OR CRAFTER level 35. Members and officers of Homes and Tomes are not eligible.

    Sorry for the (very late) notice, but this was only brought to my attention today. We will be sure that the next time we run this event, things are smoother for you all.

    Happy writing!
  10. Jazabelle Well-Known Member

    Submissions are closed and judging has begun! Best of luck to all contestants.
  11. Jazabelle Well-Known Member

    For every miracle upon Norrath, there are numerous instances of untold devastation. Moments when lives take a dramatic turn for the worst are often unheard, drowned out by the jubilation of those experiencing joy.

    No longer!

    <Homes and Tomes> Construction and Interior Design has worked with the City of Neriak to grant a home to a single individual. Additionally, <Homes and Tomes> Construction and Interior Design is providing furnishings to four more. We are happy to turn your moment of sorrow into a moment of joy.

    Congratulations to Elizara K'Vekn on your new home in Neriak. Construction will commence immediately.

    Additional congratulations to Kallima, Kamdora Shadowshifter, Misstiny Wolfspirit, and Elestryal! Your furniture and commemorative books will be delivered by the Norrathian Post this afternoon.

    All copies of the stories are filed in the Norrathian Research Library in the center pillar on the second floor, located in Library's Vale of Halfpint Delight in Freeport.

    Jazabelle Wra'Eth
    President
    <Homes and Tomes> Construction and Interior Design


    ((Apologies for the belated posting! Jazabelle was struck down by The Sick the past few weeks, and has only recently marshaled her brain back into gear. Congratulations to all!))
  12. Jazabelle Well-Known Member

    The home created for grand prize winner Elizara K'Vekn has been posted here. Congratulations again to all contestants!

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