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Challenge Three – The quest for the Fountain of Youth

It has been rumored that on Cato Calrelli’s second voyage in 599 to Nelisa he took along with him a Oleander priest who paid handsomely to join the expedition. On the 15th night of the journey, the priest of Zeus, Father Tholeau, snuck inside the captain’s boat and lowered her to the sea. Once detached from the fleet he set sail in the small skiff. The crew had no idea what had happened to the priest, but Calrelli pushed on to discover more of Eslandola’s new home “beyond the line.” After Calrelli encircled Nelisa, he began to make his way home, but before land was out of sight, a small sail was seen on the horizon. Fearing foreign explorers had found Eslandola’s secret, Calrelli boldly set to engage the vessel. What he found was his captain’s boat, empty except some clothing and a journal. There was no sign of Tholeau.

Calrelli read the journal, and discovered that the priest had been obsessed with an ancient manuscript that stated that the Fountain of Youth lay on an island to the East of Halos. The journal detailed Tholeau's recent escapade and his discovery of three islands. On the third of those islands he found what he was looking for – the Fountain of Youth. Knowing he did not have enough supplies to try to follow Tholeau's poorly noted nautical directions, Calrelli decided to restock. Unfortunately, he was caught by hurricane that wrecked him and his fleet on the shores of Terraversa, and since then, he has been unable to get permission for another expedition.

The journal was eventually taken to Arlington, and stored in the Cartography Academy. But somehow a copy of it slipped through the Academy's hands and through a series of accidents made its way to an enterprising printer.

Now, adventurers from all corners of the Brick Seas are making their way to New Terra to try and follow the cryptic clues left by Tholeau.

Category A: Finding the Fountain

In this category you will show the discovery of the Fountain of Youth by your sig-fig or one of his/her associates. This can be almost any setting you wish, on the beaches of an island, in the dense jungles, on a desert island, in the ruins of a lost civilization, or maybe within an active civilization’s town!

  • Maximum size 32x32, with minimal overhang.
  • Deadline: July 1st. Extended deadline: July 10th
    • However, those who submit entries by the original deadline will have a bonus applied to the judges' scores.

    [*]Post your entry in it's own thread, but be sure to provide a link below.

Category B: What happened to Tholeau?

Build 2 – 5 MOCs that tell the story of Father Tholeau after he left Calrelli’s fleet. You can represent the good priest in any way that you like. The MOCs and accompanying narrative should tell the story of Tholeau leaving the ships, finding the islands (he mentioned three in his journal), making his way to the fountain of youth, and disappearing.

  • You must build between 2 and 5 MOCs.
  • One of your MOCs is subject to a maximum of 12x12. No other size restrictions.
  • You may not use your Category A MOC in your story.
  • Deadline: July 1st.
  • Post your entry in it's own thread, but be sure to provide a link below.

Prizes

As with the previous challenges, all players participating in the Economic Game System will be awarded with in-game DBs. Winning players will receive more DBs.

In addition,

  • Winner of Category A receives the right to style his/herself Discoverer of the Fountain of Youth.
  • Winner of Category A picks an island on the new map (not yet released) for the fountain's location. That island will belong to the winner's faction, and the winner has the right to set up a settlement at that location and appoint his/her own mayor.
  • Winner of Category B receives the right to style his/herself Revealer of Tholeau's Secret.
  • The winning faction will choose three islands off the new map.
  • All the other factions will choose two islands in the order in which they have placed.

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Given the relatively low amount of entries, is there any chance this challenge will be extended?

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Given the relatively low amount of entries, is there any chance this challenge will be extended?

Yes, Challenge III has been extended to July 10th. However, those who submit entries by the original deadline will have a bonus applied to the judges' scores.

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Nice to see Phred !

I am happy I respected the deadline ! Now I just have to take pictures and post my challenge B entry...

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I worked hard to get my build done in time for the original deadline, even after learning the extension news. Look for it sometime tomorrow evening.

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Yes, Challenge III has been extended to July 10th. However, those who submit entries by the original deadline will have a bonus applied to the judges' scores.

Thanks Phred! As it turns out I made the original deadline! Hopefully we'll see some more great entries now with the extension.

Tholeau Falls | Ch3A | Ayrlego | COR

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I worked hard to get my build done in time for the original deadline, even after learning the extension news. Look for it sometime tomorrow evening.

On time entries will have a slight but not insignificant bonus, so go for it!

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Hehe, started building before I knew the deadline was postponed so ended up making a completely different story and build than my original idea pirate_laugh_new.gif

Anyway here's my entry for Category A:

Well, that's underwhelming I Puvel I Corrington

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