UPDATE: The Public Voting period for the Visions of Amareth Midterm Short Story Contest has ended. Congratulations to @Bellagion , @Skullferno , and @badgerale for being the three finalists. These three remaining short stories will be reviewed by Desert Owl Games' staff and a select number of community members to determine the winner. A big round of applause and thanks for @Gwyndionnz , @Ifem21 , @Eadbusta , @gamengamenut , @peolinen , @mortal ix , and @Silfeed for submitting short stories. All of the submissions were great, too bad we can only have one winner. Best of luck to all of you, and it will be great to see all of you participate in the future. UPDATE: Greetings Everyone, The submission period for the Visions of Amareth Midterm Short Story contest has ended. We have 10 entries for the Pox Nora community to vote to decide who will be the 3 finalists. To cast your vote go to the Vote: Visions of Amareth Midterm Short Story Contest forum thread. You will be able to vote for up to 3 stories that you would like to see become part of Pox Nora cannon. The community voting period will be open until January 4th, 2016 12PM PST (3PM EST, 8 PM UTC). Short Stories A Field Report, By: Bellagion A Medic's Penance, By: Gwyndionnz Grace of Xulos, By: Ifem21 Intrusions, By: Eadbusta Killer I Am Not, By: gamengamenut Maelstrom of Hate, By: Skullferno No Man's Land, By: badgerale Proof of Power, By: peolinen Stirring the Wind, By: mortal ix Unleashed, By: Silfeed Greetings Everyone, One of theses short stories will become part of Pox Nora cannon, so be sure to take into account which ones you would most want to become Pox Nora lore when you are voting. For full details about this contest please view the official Visions of Amareth Midterm Short Story Contest Announcement. Greetings Everyone, Thanks to Vyrnell's recent VoA Short Story Competition and the interest it brought, we are reviving the Midterm Short Story contest. For this story contest, players who want to participate can submit as many short stories as they want. Short stories submitted to this contest can not exceed 500 words and can not conflict with any current Pox Nora Lore. The short story should build upon what happened in the Visions of Amareth Expansion. Players will have from now until 10AM PST December 21st to submit their entries on the Submissions: Visions of Amareth Midterm Short Story Contest forum thread. Contestants can continue to edit their submitted entries any time before the December 21st 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6 PM UTC) deadline. At the end of the submission period all entries will be put up for a forum vote until January 4th, 2016. The top 3 short stories submitted by different people with the most votes will then be read by the Desert Owl Staff and some distinguished community members to determine the winner. As a note, the short stories can not involve Serkan or Roa due to other story related content coming, and each short story must have a title. Rewards The winner will receive one of every Midterm rune from Visions of Amareth and their story will become official Pox Nora cannon including being put up on PoxNora.com. Both of the runners up will receive one pack from the Visions of Amareth Midterm. Guidelines: Short stories must be between 200-500 words in length. Short stories need to be written in a similar fashion to the existing story content on PoxNora.com. Short Stories can not conflict with existing Pox Nora lore. Short Stories must have a title. Shout Stories must build upon the Story established for Visions of Amareth. Short Stories for this contest must be posted on the Submissions: Visions of Amareth Midterm Short Story Contest forum thread before the December 21st deadline. Short Stories can not address anything regarding Serkan except for the fact he is gone. Short Stories can not reference Roa. Short Stories must be written in English. Short Stories must not contain anything that violates the Pox Nora Code of Conduct. Plagiarism of other written work that is not from Pox Nora will result is disqualification. For this contest, the short stories can draw upon the official Visions of Amareth story on PoxNora.com, the runes and associated flavor text from the expansion, and the attached additional plot points. Submissions that were submitted for Vyrnell’s contest can be resubmitted here but must follow all the guidelines for this contest. You can use all of this material to write your short story or create your own! Additional Plot Points Delim orchestrates the assassination of Mena during the confusion of the Nefari Resurrection's incursions, but it's prevented at the last minute by Amareth appearing to Mena in spirit form to warn him of the attempt FS/SL sign a trade treaty revoking any existing letters of marque between the two and preventing the issuance of new ones, but unsanctioned piracy continues Protectionist factions in FS are displeased with the treaty, citing that the trade hurts local business and workers due to cheap labor and goods coming in from SL IS begins the Falgar project, a defensive wall on their borders, linking the outskirting villages. This involves heavy use of constructs and strip mining practices for resources along the border with KF and SL. FW continues to send excavation crews into the lands of other factions to unearth artifacts and materials for Xulos' experiments Disclaimer: All Pox Nora content including but not limited to Characters, Story Plots, Places, Factions, and Mechanics are the property of Desert Owl Games. Short Story submissions containing the Intellectual Property of Desert Owl Game acknowledge and forgo their rights to ownership of the submitted version of the Short Story and can not distribute it for monetary gain. The winning short story may be edited by Desert Owl Games for consistency with Pox Nora cannon and upcoming story plots. Discussion: http://forums.poxnora.com/index.php...of-amareth-midterm-short-story-contest.20506/ Good Luck!