[LORE EVENT] Widespread drought!
Widespread droughts across Candarion!
As part of the current Lore Ministry's initiative to provide more regular lore prompts and events, we'll start off with this widespread weather event. A small prize will be awarded to the Lore Ministry's favorite submission! A 'solid' written submission would be around 200 words, and images or other types of content are quite welcome!
Timeline: New Life -> Heat's Rise of 29 SC
Tell us about the effects the drought is having on current events in your realm.
First prize: Trophy Cookie, perfect tool
Second and Third: Trophy Cookie
Submissions end: February 10, 2020 Midnight CST (prize deadline, feel free to participate after if you don't care about the prizes!)
Submission: "I Hate Her"
Description: A story of two women from the city of Pianto Dia Florina. A city long thirsting for water following a series of droughts. Have a peek into the tense interaction between them and take away from the experience a glimpse into the lives of people in the city.
Word Count: 561 (I tried to make it shorter.. I'm sorry)
Submission: "Where Only Darkness Dares Tread"
Description: In the wake of the 121-1 Exodus of the southern rural populaces, thousands of uprooted individuals seek refuge in the inhospitable Continental Interior.
Word Count: 322
Submission: "Withering Fields and Vanishing Rivers"
Description: Farmers having some trouble
Word Count: 350
Submission: A Thirst for the People is a Feast for the Crows
Description: A wealthy merchant comments on the fragility of desert life in a drought.
Word Count: 281
Submission: The Beginning of Teagan
Description: A young boy struggles to help his family, though he seems to suffer poor decision making skills.
Word Count: 1342
also, all of us should get some special cookies
Submission: Supplies Running Low
Description: The Azvari debate how to keep their people fed
Word count: 616
Thanks to all who participated!
In 3rd place: ic__, with a herd of dead cattle
In 2nd place: Sebastian, who provided a unique view on the haves vs the have-nots
And finally, in 1st place: Sir Jon, showing us the chaos that drought inflicts on a desert society.
All of the submissions were top quality, and the judging mostly came down to my raw gut reaction to the story told.
Appropriate cookies will be provided to all participants.