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September Monthly Contest: Autumn Cleaning

Postby Naomi » September 10th, 2014, 12:00:02 am

“Alastair, I'm telling you, there is nothing back here. These storage rooms haven't been used for years, possibly even decades.” Naomi sneezed and glared at the puffs of dust her footsteps sent into the air. Her Arkenian Sunbeast, Alastair, was sniffling and snuffling at each bookshelf they passed, ignoring the dusty sneezes and mumbled curses coming from his mistress. Naomi sighed and reached into her pocket for the keys to the storage rooms. “We'll look in here, you'll see there's nothing around except maybe a lost Keep Spider, and then I can get back to work binding the copies of The Beginner's Guide to Direwolves that the Atramentums are copying...”

A faint scratching sound caught her attention. Naomi shook her head and tugged hard at the door. It didn't budge. “Remind me,” she muttered to Alastair as she yanked harder on the doorknob, “we need to speak to Master Thane about getting some students to clear out these rooms and fix these sticky doors-oh! There it goes!”

The door flew open and banged into the wall, sending huge clouds of dust into the air. Naomi and Alastair sneezed and coughed and choked on the dust, Naomi ineffectually batting at the air with her hands in an attempt to settle the air.

In the room, something moved.

Alastair growled at the movement, shaking his head to clear the dust from his eyes. Naomi leaned on the door frame, still sneezing lightly, and tried to focus her watering eyes on the room's inhabitant. “A bunny? Alastair, stop growling, you'll scare it.”

The bunny stared up at them, trembling in fear. With each shake of it's small frame, tiny puffs of dust drifted into the air. Alastair took a step forward and the bunny bolted for the back of the room, bigger dust clouds rising from it's paw prints. Naomi followed it with her eyes as it rounded the corner.

“See what you did, Alastair? Now we'll have to catch it.” A soft thumping noise caught her attention, and Naomi looked up to see the bunny return. A second bunny joined it, and a third, now two more, six more, a baker's dozen swarmed from under the furniture, their eyes fixed upon the librarian and her Sunbeast. More and more bunnies joined them, their eyes gleaming in the dim, dusty light.

Naomi laid her hand on Alastair's head. “Alastair, we're going to slowly back away. Very slowly. And we'll go to Master Thane right away.” In the room, a few bunnies started to creep forward. Naomi fumbled for the door, slamming it just as the wave of bunnies leap forward. Dust bloomed from the small crack at the bottom of the door, sending Alastair into a sneezing fit. Naomi sneezed once more and hurried from the Library.

“Master Thane, we've an infestation of cute, fluffy dust bunnies...”



The rules for this contest:

  • The three people who turn in the highest amount of dust bunnies win.
  • To turn in your bunnies, go to this place: quest/67
  • You can only turn in dust bunnies that are:
    - adult
    - unnamed
    - unlineaged
    - in your main tab
  • The quest will take all dust bunnies that follow the above specifications, so make sure you move any bunnies you want to keep out of your main tab. That way you can't lose them.
  • You can return to the quest as many times as you want within the time frame to hand in more dust bunnies
  • The quest will track the number of bunnies you handed in automatically.
  • Cleaning will go on until midnight between the 23rd and the 24th of September. After that, the quest will be closed.
  • Each of the three winners will receive a Daydreamer Amphithere. In the event of ties, all people that tied for a winning place will receive a prize.

Errata rules: Members of the MS team are not eligible for prizes, although they may enter. The winner of the previous monthly contest is not eligible to win, either. Winners of the DP prize will not be eligible to win another monthly contest for two months.
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Re: September Monthly Contest: Autumn Cleaning

Postby Myrin » September 10th, 2014, 12:48:16 am

Ooo, dust bunnies! Hopefully the ones here are less invasive than the ones in my house...


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Re: September Monthly Contest: Autumn Cleaning

Postby NyxNoire » September 10th, 2014, 1:06:39 am

:lol:

Poor Naomi, maybe she'll learn to listen to Alastair now. :D
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Re: September Monthly Contest: Autumn Cleaning

Postby Mysfytt » September 10th, 2014, 3:37:06 am

Aww dust bunnies, cute.

I do indeed think the ones under my bed breed and multiply and were probably put there in the first place by a cheeky crystalwing looking for a laugh at my expense - can't wait to see them all growed up though. I mean - who doesn't like bunnies...

If they too cute not sure I'm gonna wanna hand them over though 0-O might hoard them instead XD

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Re: September Monthly Contest: Autumn Cleaning

Postby LightningDragon » September 10th, 2014, 7:01:21 am

Oh, this is so cute!
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Re: September Monthly Contest: Autumn Cleaning

Postby KittyLune » September 10th, 2014, 11:36:02 am

Somehow I find this to be a little on the unfair side as there are users who have means to open eggs far faster than others. By this I mean those who have managed to open new creature eggs in less than an hour.
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Re: September Monthly Contest: Autumn Cleaning

Postby NyxNoire » September 10th, 2014, 12:23:45 pm

KittyLune wrote:Somehow I find this to be a little on the unfair side as there are users who have means to open eggs far faster than others. By this I mean those who have managed to open new creature eggs in less than an hour.


I don't think it unfair at all, I really like that it's so different from the last contest. ^_^ The last contest was about writing, and not everyone can be that creative.

Looking at these two contests, they've been immensely different from each other. If it continues like that - and I bet it will - there's bound to be enough different contests to make everyone happy. :D
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Re: September Monthly Contest: Autumn Cleaning

Postby Padfootsmistress777 » September 10th, 2014, 12:46:22 pm

This seems pretty awesome. Hopefully I can hatch enough bunnies to not only keep but to uh...discard? (They really are cute, I don't want to get rid of them! x3).

But this is really cool, I like these various contests we've had (not that I really participated in the last one x3).
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Re: September Monthly Contest: Autumn Cleaning

Postby Morgaln » September 10th, 2014, 12:55:18 pm

KittyLune wrote:Somehow I find this to be a little on the unfair side as there are users who have means to open eggs far faster than others. By this I mean those who have managed to open new creature eggs in less than an hour.


We specifically chose something this time in which everyone can participate, even if they don't have any skills in writing, arts or crafts (which are the usual suspects for contest requirements). That broadens the userbase that is able to compete and hopefully gives some people a chance that don't have one otherwise. We also increased the number of winners to three (usually, monthly contests will only have one) to account for the higher number of participants we expect. And even those who don't win get new creatures out of it, assuming they keep some for themselves.
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Re: September Monthly Contest: Autumn Cleaning

Postby Doggyears » September 10th, 2014, 10:37:06 pm

What's going to happen to the bunnies we turn in? :omg: Are they going to disappear forever (relocated to a long forgotten area of the Keep)?


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