The University of Arcana would like to officially invite all writers, poets, and storytellers from across Alarra to submit their finest works for inclusion in Myths and Melodies of Alarra, 815 Edition, a compilation tome which will have a new edition published once every ten years.
At the time of this announcement, we find ourselves enjoying the Spring of the year 813, meaning that you have just under two years to prepare your works and submit them to either High Sage Astrum Ersatra or Archivist Arcades at the University in Kalmyr.
As stated, this competition will henceforth occur once every ten years, so the next will occur in the year 825.
Prizes will be distributed as follows:
1st Place: 50,000 gold, 1 Scribe’s Boon potion (additional 50% experience for 2 hours), a Scholar’s Lamp (a unique lantern), a stack of Dragonskin Potions, 5 full stacks of scrolls enchanted with spells of your choosing, and an elegant, commemorative fountain pen inscribed with “YOUR NAME, winner of the 815 Myths and Melodies competition.”
2nd Place: 25,000 gold, 1 stack of Dragonskin Potions, 1 full stack of scrolls enchanted with a spell of your choosing, and a Scholar’s Lamp (a unique lantern).
3rd Place: 10,000 gold and 1 stack of Dragonskin Potions.
Participation Reward*: 5,000 gold.
* Entries deemed frivolous may be rejected at the discretion of the University.
Winners will be determined by a panel of judges at the University of Arcana (Astrum, Arcades, and Deneb). Judges may submit entries for the book, but may not win prizes.
- The year 815 Asteria will land on approximately December 9th.
- Ten Asterian years are roughly 240 Earth days, so we’ll be putting on this competition about once every 8 months.
- You get 5,000 gold just for participating, so there's no good excuse not to enter!
- You may post your submissions in this thread or send them directly to Arcades, Astrum, or Deneb over Discord.