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Lattice Grimoire 0.058823529411765 5.9% [ 1 ]
Totally new Swordsmith characters 0 0.0% [ 0 ]
Gypsies, Woken earth, and some new Roleplay characters 0.058823529411765 5.9% [ 1 ]
Zodiac-themed characters 0.29411764705882 29.4% [ 5 ]
All of the above 0.35294117647059 35.3% [ 6 ]
A particular combiation of the above 0.23529411764706 23.5% [ 4 ]
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Welcome to our newest contest! This is our biggest one yet. Instead of covering just one project, this contest spans across three: The Lattice Grimoire, our webcomic; Project Swordsmith, our under-development video game; and our roleplaying games, which you can read the journals for The Woken Earth and The Gypsy Campaign


This contest will begin on January 2nd, 2013 and end on January 14th, 2014. If that seems like way too long to wait, don't worry! We have mini contests every month and plenty of ways to earn prizes in the meantime. All the extra time means is that you can get more out of it by earning prizes in the meantime before the main prizes are even given out.

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Rules & Achievements
Prizes & Categories
The Classes
The Missions
Hall of Fame
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    1. The main contest ends January 14th, 2014. Mini contests are one per month with the deadline on the last day of the month.
    2. Follow the ToS with regards to mature content, referencing other people's images, and thread etiquette
    3. Art has to be of my characters, not my avatar. Any one or more of the characters will do, doesn't have to be a main character, but keep categories in mind when you decide what to draw. Try seeing which categories don't have many entries, for a better chance to win
    4. You can win multiple prizes, so do lots of entries! Each entry can only win one prize, unless it's a mini contest prize. Mini contest winners are still eligible for main prizes!
    5. Each entry can win up to two times, once in the monthly contest and once in the main contest.
    6. PM entries to Mint-Cloud. Entries submitted in the thread, or PMed to Bribble will still be accepted, but it helps to have them all in one place, so Mint-Cloud is the place to go!
    7. All entries, whether they win or not, are mine, useable by me in any way I choose. They are also yours, in the same way that any fan art would be (meaning the art is yours to do what you like with, but you must credit me with the characters).
    8. Please, no use of bases or dolls for this contest.
    9. Feel free to ask questions about the characters, the world, or even for suggestions if you're having trouble making a decision on something.
    10. IMPORTANT: PLEASE either use original costume designs or ones from the comic. DO NOT COPY FROM ANYONE ELSE. If you do have an idea for a cosplay entry or something like that MAKE SURE TO SAY WHERE THE IDEA CAME FROM.


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    So. The game. We have characters from 3 projects: The Lattice Grimoire, Project Swordsmith, and our RPG characters. Could we just come up with a bunch of prizes and say that you can draw from whichever? Sure. But that wouldn't create any sort of incentive to draw things that haven't been drawn yet to get better prizes. On the other hand, if we create thousands of ultra-specific categories and no one enters, we'll feel pretty silly. So here's what we're doing. Each project is a "Class". If you remember the level up system from our previous contest, you get experience points for doing things, and every 100 points you level up! But now there's a twist. You can level up either as a Courtier (the lattice grimoire), Knight (Project Swordsmith), or Mage (RPG characters). The more missions completed by a given class (read: the more entries submitted), the more prizes will be unlocked for that class. If you submit entries for multiple projects, you can multi-class and gain access to a wider range of prizes.
    As you level, you will have the opportunity to unlock these prizes for your class. I will determine what category the prize will fall into, but it will be one that the unlocker has qualified for! Thus, the more you unlock prizes, the more the prizes will be likely to be awarded to the types of entries you have done. Categories will be based on things done in achievements, such as having multiple characters, song-related entries, backgrounds, etc.

    How to pick a class: Just draw an entry for those characters! All of the experience you gain will automatically go towards the appropriate class.

    How to level up: You level up by gaining experience points. Every 100 points, you'll gain a level. There are a lot of ways to gain experience points, but accomplishing achievements is the most profitable.



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    1. Good Start: Submit your first entry! 50 points for whichever class the entry is for
    held by Tanabata Wish, Net9, The Clockwork Mouse, Vilhelmina, kyorukki, GoldFishSock, Faithom, Captain Gru, Fibre, Mikosama, Kitara44, Sessirou, Shiblets, Paradoxic Cure and Chiara20


    2. Fight Like a Knight: Submit your first Project Swordsmith Entry 50 points for Knight
    Held by GoldFishSock, Sesshirou, Paradoxic Cure and Mikosama


    3. Lies and Loyalty: Submit your first Lattice Grimoire Entry 50 points for Courtier
    held by Vilhelmina, Shiblets and Chiara20


    4. The Adventure Begins: Submit your first RPG characters entry. 50 points for Mage
    held by Tanabata Wish, The Clockwork Mouse, Faithom, Kyorukki, Captain Gru, Vilhelmina, Chiara20, Carolyaza, Shiblets, Sesshirou, Kitara44, Mikosama, Fibre and Net9

    5. Monet: Submit an entry with a background 20 points for whichever class it is for
    held by Tanabata Wish, Vilhelmina, Kyorukki, Carolyaza, Shiblets, Kitara44, Mikosama, GoldFishSock, Kyorukki, Captain Gru and Chiara20


    6. Van Gogh: Submit an entry in color 20 points for whichever class it is for
    held by Tanabata Wish, Net9, The Clockwork Mouse, Chiara20, Captain Gru, Kyorukki, GoldFishSock, Carolyaza, Shiblets, Kitara44, Mikosama, Paradoxic Cure and Vilhelmina


    7. Renoir: Submit an entry with multiple characters in it. 10 points per character for whatever
    class it is for
    held by Tanabata Wish, GoldFishSock, Captain Gru, and Chiara20


    8. Master Courtier: Draw every Lattice Grimoire character at least once 100 courtier points

    9. Honorable Knight: Draw every swordsmith character at least once, make a swordsmith OC, and do a propaganda poster 100 knight points
    Held by GoldFishSock


    10. Archmage: Draw every RPG character at least once. 100 archmage points

    11. Mission Accomplished: Draw something from the list of suggested scenes 20 points for whichever class it's for
    Held by Tanabata Wish, Vilhelmina, Captain Gru, and carolyaza


    12. Mozart: Draw something related to one of the character songs 20 points for whichever class it's for
    Held by Captain Gru and Tanabata Wish


    13. Beethoven: Pick a song that YOU think suits a character, draw something that shows why you think so. 20 points for whichever class it's for

    14. Shakespeare: Submit a written entry 20 points for whichever class it is

    15.The Divination Grimoire: Make a prediction entry about something that will happen in The Lattice Grimoire 20 courtier points

    16.Mary Leakey: Discover an unlockable prize - 50 points for whatever class the unlocking entry was for - unlocked by Vilhelmina
    held by Vilhelmina, Kitara44 and GoldFishSock


    17.Event!: Participate in an Event mini contest - 100 points for the appropriate class - unlocked by Vilhelmina
    held by Vilhelmina, The Clockwork Mouse, Chiara20, Carolyaza, Captain Gru, Shiblets, Sesshirou, Kitara44, Mikosama, Fibre and Tanabata Wish


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      1st -User Image Angelic Pendant - MP: 8,500,000
      2nd - User Image Ashen Marionette - MP: 5,000,000

      Rekindle - User ImagePale Marionette - MP: 7,000,000
      I can't really tell you how to get this right, but if you do, you'll win a huge prize for it! To win Rekindle, you must create a work of art that sparks my deep love of my project or character, whether it be the inspiration I need to forge ahead on new pages of the lattice grimoire, or a newfound love of getting into the head of one of my RP characters. The thing that makes this prize extra-special is that, unlike all other categories, the entry that wins this can ALSO win any other category, including the grand prize (though it won't necessarily win anything else) Any of the classes can win this prize.

      Unlocked by GoldFishSock


      Courtier Prizes

      Best Look-Alike - User ImageKitstune Mask - MP: 1,949,500
      This prize will go to the entry that creates the best facial-structure likeness of a character from The Lattice Grimoire. Feel free to ask for any details you can think of for this one. Note: stylized entries can also win this. It is not limited to realism! Sometimes a caricature looks more like a person than a realistic portrait does, remember.

      Best Verity Blythe - User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.1,000,000
      This will go to the best portrayal of Verity, unlocked because there were three entries submitted of her!


      Mage Prizes

      Best Jonathan Sukennik - User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.1,000,000
      Obviously, this will go to the best portrayal of Jonathan Sukennik, unlocked because there were three entries submitted of him!

      Best Clara Raines - User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.1,000,000
      This will go to the best portrayal of Clara, unlocked because there were three entries submitted of her!

      Best Danielle Raines - User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.1,000,000
      This will go to the best portrayal of Dani, unlocked because there were three entries submitted of her!

      Best Frankie Lovel - User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.1,000,000
      This will go to the best portrayal of Frankie, unlocked because there were three entries submitted of her!


      Best Body Language - User ImageKitstune Mask - MP: 1,949,500

      September Monthly Prizes
      September Theme: Books-Enchanted Book - MP: 223,000

      June Monthly Prizes
      June Theme: Tranformations-June 2013 Sealed Envelope - MP: 173,250
      Won by Chiara20 and Shiblets

    April/May Monthly Prizes
    April/May Theme: Rain-May 2013 Sealed Envelope won by Captain Gru

    February Monthly Prizes
    Mage theme: Crack Pairings-February 2013 Sealed Envelope - MP: 165,000 won by Tanabata Wish

    January Monthly Prizes
    January theme: Snow-January 2013 Sealed Envelope - MP: 165,000 won by Tanabata Wish




    Unlockable prizes:

    Kitstune Mask - MP: 1,949,500

    Kitstune Mask - MP: 1,949,500

    KiKi Kitty Plushie - MP: 1,266,220

    KiKi Kitty Plushie - MP: 1,266,220

    Thank You Letter For Mar 2005 - MP: 1,300,000

    Thank You Letter For Mar 2004 - MP: 2,200,000


    Zodiacal 8th Gen - MP: 1,247,280g

    As you level, you will have the opportunity to unlock these prizes and more for your class. I will determine what category the prize will fall into, but it will be one that the unlocker has qualified for! Thus, the more you unlock prizes, the more the prizes will be likely to be awarded to the types of entries you have done. Categories will be based on things done in achievements, such as having multiple characters, song-related entries, backgrounds, etc.

    Note that even if you did not personally unlock a prize, you can still win it if you fulfill the qualifications for the category, just like in a normal contest.
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      The characters from this category are from my webcomic, The Lattice Grimoire. Give it a read if you have time, it should help you understand the world and characters even better than the profiles do! For those who are new to it though, The Lattice Grimoire is a Victorian political intrigue webcomic which takes place in a fictional country called Morland. Questions are welcome!
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      The characters from this category are from the video game we are developing, Project Swordsmith. The setting is sort of WW2 themed, but they have super-soldiers called Knights who use melee weapons instead of guns and have super powers. Weird? Believe it or not, there actually is an explanation. But I'm trying to keep as far away from spoilers as possible, so if you have any specific questions, ask right away!
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      Design your own Knight

      Design a propaganda poster

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      These characters are our roleplaying characters from our various tabletop games. Please note that there are three sets within this category, each set is a game, the characters do not branch over from one set to another (so, for example, Nemo and Mira don't exist in the same world and could never meet each other, so don't draw them together. Nemo can be drawn with Acklin, Sukennik, Heckler, and Ximena only, and Mira can be drawn with Frankie, Dani, and Clara). Refer to the suggestions section for acceptable crossovers.

      The Woken Earth
      Read the campaign journals for more information
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      The Angels
      Exceptional people everywhere have been awakening to superpowers. Are they mutants? No! Angels! But the Angels and Demons are at war, and both want these kiddos on their side. They don't ask nicely either! Luckily, these angels can't die. Whenever they're hurt, they find that they grow back missing pieces. Now all they need to do is figure out what's going on!
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      The Gypsies
      These girls are part of a race of people who live a similar lifestyle to real world gypsies (they aren't actually racially gypsies, but they are nomadic and have a similar mode of functioning). These people all have magical abilities and animal familiars that are manifestations of their souls. Meanwhile, WW2 has started and the Nazis are hunting gypsies with a vengeance. The team has taken to the road, alternately hiding and fighting to survive.
      Read the campaign journals for more information
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      The Lattice Grimoire
      1. Remington with a unicorn. No matter how many people do this, I will still want more.
      2.Anything involving Verity and Stars, or verity and stained glass windows.
      3.Blake and Marcellus playing piano competitively (seriously competitive, not friendly competitive)
      4.Anything involving rain
      5.Any of the characters at a masquerade or simply in masquerade attire




      Project Swordsmith
      1. Matthew or Archer in any kind of over-glamorized fighting situation. (fighting each other playfully maybe)
      2.Matthew or Archer in a grungy, realistic, bloody combat situation. Fighting masked, dangerous looking opponents or humanoid monsters made of dripping metal. (stay in the TOS though!)


      The Woken Earth
      1. Ximena and Nemo sitting at an outside table at a cafe wearing little black dresses (well, Nemo's is a dress, Ximena's is one of those sets of pants that looks like a dress because it's all flowy) with a bag of books at their feet
      2. Ximena and Nemo climbing down from The London Eye
      3. Sukennik and Acklin in a library, researching, one studying hard, the other sneaking a glance at the studious one (either can be in either position)
      4. Sukennik and Nemo "knife fighting" with markers instead of knives. Sukennik with no shirt.
      5. Sukennik and Heckler fighting back to back.
      6. Heckler and Nemo eating chocolate together in a rainstorm
      7. Ximena and Nemo breathing fire together. Magical girl or Sentai poses are encouraged. (this is blue-eyed nemo and scarred ximena)
      8. Heckler and Nemo eating chocolate together in a rainstorm




      The Angels
      1. Noel and Liu climbing the Empire State Building
      2.Lorena in a tacky black dress with bright orange tulle and sequins with matching black heels with tufts of orange. She looks very pleased with herself. Liu and Noel looking on in horror is optional.
      3. Noel "yelling" at someone in sign language. Make her really feisty and like she wants to be loud, but can't talk.
      4. Lorena and Noel texting each other (they text each other even when sitting side by side because Noel can't speak and Lorena stutters)
      5. Noel as a reflection in a glass door with no real body
      6. Liu arguing with, physically fighting with, or ignoring Cour-Brittany-Demon


      The Gypsies
      1. Frankie and her four duplicates, all hanging out together, chummy
      2. Frankie drawing Mira
      3. Dani telling the girls a story by the fire
      4. Dani and Kadin teasing each other
      5. Albus (clara's wolf familiar) keeping Dani warm while she sleeps, Clara might be keeping watch in the background
      6. Clara playing with fire, fireworks, her lighter, etc.
      7. Mira fixing a radio
      8. Any of the girls playing with a baby dragon
      9. Any of the girls wearing outfits from 1990
      10. Any scene from the journals (including ones in the girls' imaginations)






      The Character Songs
      Verity. "Anywhere Is" by Enya - About Discovery and Curiosity
      Verity. "Thunderous Moon" by Rock, Paper, Scissors - About Magic and Light
      Verity. "Fireflies" by Owl City - About Beauty and Enthusiasm and Lack of Sleep
      Patrick. "Leave Out All the Rest" by Linkin Park - About Regret
      Blake. "Release Me" Jack's Mannequin - About Losing Himself
      Blake. "Crashin" Jack's Mannequin - About Music, Doubt, and Helplessness
      Blake. "Happiness Loves Company" by Red Hot Chili Peppers - About Standing Up
      Sean. "Hey Bulldog" by The Beatles - About Cynicism
      Remington. "Brand New Day" by Ryan Star - About Running Away
      Marcellus. "Dead Boy's Poem" by Nightwish - About Escapism Through Music

      Project Swordsmith. "Path" by Apocalyptica - About the construction and destruction of loyalty and faith
      Project Swordsmith. "No Education" by Apocalyptica - No lyrics, just mood music. But to me: About adventure, battle, glory, and a little bit of regret

      Sukennik. "What I've Done" by Linkin Park - About Regret
      Nemo. "Shake The Disease" by Depeche Mode - About Caring About People
      Nemo. "Nemo" by Nightwish - About Being Lost, Conscience, and Having No Name
      Heckler. "What's Left of the Flag" by Flogging Molly - About Patriotism and War
      Dr. Acklin. "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin - About Traveling
      Ximena. "Good Life" by OneRepublic - About The life of a wanderer
      Ximena. "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys
      Heckler and Nemo. "Hostage" by Jack's Mannequin - About Heckler's Love and Nemo's Freedom

      Liu. "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better" by Irving Berlin - About Being Competitive
      Lorena. "Never-Ending Road" by Loreena McKennit - About Escapist Dreams
      Noel. "Anything But Ordinary" by Avril Lavigne - About Restlessness

      Mira. "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen - About Manic Enthusiasm
      Dani. "The Cave" by Mumford & Sons - About Finding One's Own Way to Freedom and Truth
      Dani. "No More Sorrow" by Linkin Park - About Violent Hatred Toward Oppressive Authority Figures
      Frankie. "Grace Kelly" by MIKA - About Changeability and Insecurity
      Clara. "Desecration Smile" by The Red Hot Chili Peppers - About Peace and the Lack Thereof
      Clara.Joke-song "If You Love Somebody Set Them On Fire" by The Dead Milkmen - About Pyromania

      The Woken Earth Campaign. "The Trail We Blaze" by Elton John - About El Dorado
      The Angels Campaign. "Angels" by Owl City - About Angels
      The Gypsies Campaign. "Somewhere" from West Side Story - About Dreams of Safety



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      Current Participants: 16

      Current Entries: 41

      Entry Gallery

      Knights:
      Civilian Mikosama: 90 points
      Private Sesshirou: 100 points
      Private Paradoxic Cure: 120 points
      Sergeant GoldFishSock 400 points

      Mages:
      Novice Faithom: 100 points
      Novice Shiblets: 150 points
      Novice Vilhelmina: 150 points
      Novice Net9: 120 points
      Novice Kyorukki: 140 points
      Apprentice Fibre: 200 points
      Apprentice Chiara20: 250 points
      Apprentice Sesshirou: 250 points
      Apprentice Kitara44: 290 points
      Prestidigitator Carolyaza: 300 points
      Prestidigitator Clockwork Mouse: 340 points
      Prestidigitator Captain Gru: 380 points
      Fortune Teller Mikosama: 420 points
      Hedgemage Tanabata Wish: 860 points

      Courtiers:
      Shiblets Esquire: 200 points
      Vilhelmina Esquire: 240 points
      Dame Chiara20: 340 points


    The Courtier Levels:

    0. Commoner
    1. Gentleman + Lady --& may start spending points
    2. Esquire
    3. Knight +Dame
    4. Knight of the Realm + Dame of the Realm
    5. Baronet + Baronetess
    6. Baron + Baroness
    7. Viscount + Viscountess
    8. Count + Countess
    9. Marquis + Marquise
    10. Duke + Duchess
    11. Grand Duke + Grand Duchess
    12. Archduke + Archduchess
    13. Prince and Princess
    14. King + Queen
    15. High King + High Queen
    16. Emperor + Empress
    17. God + Goddess


    The Knight Levels:

    0. Civilian
    1. Private
    2. Specialist
    3. Corporal
    4. Sergeant
    5. Master Sergeant
    6. Sergeant Major
    7. Second Lieutenant
    8. First Lieutenant
    9. Captain
    10. Major
    11. Lieutenant Colonel
    12. Colonel
    13. Brigadier General
    14. Major General
    15. Lieutenant General
    16. General
    17. General of the Army


    The Mage Levels:

    0. Squib
    1. Novice
    2. Apprentice
    3. Prestidigitator
    4. Fortune Teller
    5. Medium
    6. Magician
    7. Trickster
    8. Hedgemage
    9. Shaman
    10. Wizard
    11. Mage
    12. Sorcerer
    13. Warlock
    14. Necromancer
    15. Archmage
    16. Sage
    17. Maiar


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    Finally xd
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    xd Now the thread feels all empty in new. I want my more pages!
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    Wahoo! Looks awesome guys! biggrin
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    Wahoo! Looks awesome guys! biggrin
    Thanks ^_^ I still have a bit I have to add, but it should be okay for now!
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    Yay! I am excited! biggrin
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    W00t!!

    I like what you did with the thumbs biggrin !

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