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Cross-guild tournament 
7th-Feb-2013 09:14 pm

Welcome to the mountains! We are holding a friendly cross-guild tournament, would your guild like to join us?

Feb 24 Guild and patrons registration deadline
Mar 25 Battle icons submission deadline
note: we are still waiting for a few more sets to come in :)

4 / 9 hero teams have proven their valor

- how it works -

Each guild may "send" up to five patrons for the tournament. Each patron must bring with them a theme: each theme registered must somehow relate to heroism, technical or interpretative or otherwise. Some examples of heroic technical themes would include light, or gold. If you wish to use tropes, that's possible too, and individual participants can choose to interpret it technically or interpretatively. If your theme is a bit uncommon (especially if it is a trope), we would appreciate a short writeup--one or two sentences, or a link, just to help other folks if they have questions.

During the battle preparation period (one month), patrons may choose up to four (4) heroic champions -- from any fandom or media, of any gender, and make icons according to the registered themes. While themes will have to be unique per patron, champions will not be regulated as such. We'll just pretend they have clones. Or brothers and sisters very like themselves. Or something of that sort.

You can choose to make all icons of one character, or split it evenly across all four, or any mix you wish, as long as it's a maximum of four characters for your icons. The total number of icons to make will depend on the number of patrons across the tournament.

You do not need to produce all hero-class icons for this battle. Icons may include other characters, may be blends or blocking or animation, but at least 50% of the icon (technically or thematically) must be focused on your chosen character(s). For example, your character talking to someone face to face and both are taking up roughly the same area in your icon is fine. Another character with their back turned taking up 70% of the space of your icon, while looking longingly at your character who is visible and recognizable (even to those who don't follow the fandom) is also fine (from a thematic standpoint). An icon of your character's hand helping out another character who takes up most of the space, however, is not acceptable.

There is no requirement to send all five patrons, and no requirement for any guild to participate, but we do hope you all join our friendly tournament. :)

Once the registration period is over, comments to this entry will be screened. Once done with their icons, patrons are to submit their icons in a comment to this entry. Submission templates will come up when registration closes.

- soaring high -

Eight Flying Doves

boxed deternot petite_tomate dashberlin lemonpunch

nadya149 nyaza talipuu wickdshy 12feethigh

astrokittie goreplz 12feethigh mm3butterfly pamkips

fancifull regis adrastea mm3butterfly afeastforme

lookslikerain idleing acidflashbacks

- signups -

Signups are closed! The battles are under way. :)

Please organize your patrons within the guild and collect the themes as needed. Once ready, please register by commenting in this post!

Themes will be first-come-first served, so if someone else from another guild has chosen your theme and they have submitted before you, I will contact you and ask that you change [some of] your themes.

Please do not share who your characters are just yet :3 let's keep it secret until the reveal! Or, well, I suppose you can talk about it in Other Places while anonymous or something, but wouldn't it be interesting to see if anyone else chose your character, and who chose what? :)

- participants -


01. angelamaria - eveningsky - Burning Building Rescue
02. ladyithildiel - luthiens_dream - strength
03. waaywardson - mess_with_fate - glory
04. vetica - ivetica - loyalty
05. justmyb0nes - room_6277 - bravery

FROM The Resistance

01. rebel - criminal - adventurous
02. gribouille - a_song_of - bold
03. mark_pierre - capricious_muse - honor
04. neversleeps - tragic_radiance - honesty

- battle submissions -

Comments have been screened on this post, which will now serve as our submission post as well! Please use the template below for submitting your 9 icons.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

500 Days of Summer - Die by your side
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7th-Feb-2013 01:41 pm (UTC)
Are we allowed to post non-battle posts in iq-coliseum?
7th-Feb-2013 01:44 pm (UTC)
Sorry for deleting the comment. I just saw this was unlocked ;)
But how can they see this post if they are not a member of the guild?
7th-Feb-2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
I am getting a guild notice put up for the next Ichronicles! :) I've PMed thequestmaster about it. Sometime after that's come up I also plan to pimp at iq_thefair :)
7th-Feb-2013 01:49 pm (UTC)
Okey, good! Just wanted to make sure :)
20th-Feb-2013 02:54 pm (UTC)
So you can choose 4 champions, but how many icons in total are required?
20th-Feb-2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
It will be a maximum of 20 icons :) Each guild can have up to five people participating, and there are only four guilds--so if each guild sends five, then that's 20 icons. :)
20th-Feb-2013 08:53 pm (UTC)
Ah... I'm sorry if I'm being slow about this. 20 icons per maker? Per guild? In total for everyone? I guess I just want to know how many icons I would have to make, personally, if I signed up.
20th-Feb-2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
Well, the exact number depends on the number of participants. I can't say how many is that right now. It is a maximum of 20 icons per maker. If there are only six participants (i.e. us, and you from The Resistance), then only six icons per maker.

Per guild doesn't really have a bearing other than each guild only "sending" a maximum of five "representatives".
24th-Feb-2013 07:24 pm (UTC)
Guild: The Underground
01. rebel - criminal - adventurous
02. gribouille - a_song_of - bold
03. mark_pierre - capricious_muse - honor
04. neversleeps - tragic_radiance - honesty

Might add a 5th if someone else comments before sign-ups officially close :)
25th-Feb-2013 01:45 am (UTC)
Fantastic! :D I'll keep this up for the next 24 hours in case you get one more :)
24th-Mar-2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
is the deadline US time?
25th-Mar-2013 04:21 am (UTC)
It's more of a soft deadline, so not to worry! :)
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