Discord Server August Contest: Winners!

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Thursday January 01, 1970

We had an overwhelming 29 entries for our writing contest! It was a lot to read, but well worth the time! We always love seeing how creative our community is!

Thursday January 01, 1970

Here are our winners:

Thursday January 01, 1970

First: TIE!  (^ᴗ^)/On the Old Road by fisguinhoSummary: A story following our favourite hero, Dismas, as he goes on his first adventure on the Warrens.Word Count: 3908A Fool’s Journey by mr plebSummary: The Jester makes his journey to the Hamlet.Word Count: 1868

Second: Oh Caretaker by Nia, Tyler.Summary: A small point of view of the caretaker, a little bit of insanity and sanity while we see the Caretaker start to go insane as it goes on, with a shadowed undisclosed (so far, I really wanna continue this to be honest.) past.Word Count: 1800

Third: 4 WAY TIE!  (^ᴗ ^ )  Conscious Caverns by JacobHSummary:  Re-imagining of the Darkest Dungeon setting; set in the early 90s in a remote mining town, telling the story of the first team to embark. Word Count: 3978Fanaticism’s Finest by the canon grave robberSummary: Two devout followers of Christ endure the same mission, but different horrors. Told in a series of contrasting monologues, “Fanaticism’s Finest” delves deep into the minds of the faithful who enter the Crimson Court. Word Count: 2160To You, From Beyond the Antediluvian by david dSummary: A seeker makes their way to the Hamlet and questions the value of the suffering endured here.Word Count: 2551The Howling End by Inguaz Summary: Our courageous adventurers brave the as-yet unexplored frozen lands of Darkest Dungeon II.Word Count: 1567

Here are the other stories:Refracted by BlindsideSummary: A party ventures into the Farmstead to brave the infinite slaughter, and crumbles as time wears on.Word Count: 4000The Ancestor’s Lost Journal by TraceOfSpadesSummary: Curiously, despite several efforts to thoroughly excavate the manor and its surrounding grounds, we had been unable to recover a particular journal from the Ancestor. There is a remarkable gap between specific dates, and it was not like him to leave events uncatalogued. We’d thought this would simply be a void in history, lost eternally to the stride of time. That is, until now.Word Count: 3218

The Heiress by RIDENTEM Summary: An heiress who recently came into her fortune yearns for adventure instead of gold given on a silver platter.  When the opportunity to explore an unknown land presents itself she jumps at the chance to go on an adventure.Word Count: 1727

Purging Crimson by GUBUSSummary: Reynauld, Dismas, Boudicca the Hellion and Junia the Vestal go to destroy the source of the crimson curse. (Spoiler warning for the crimson court)Word Count: 1936

In the Darkness of the Ruins by Vowl Summary: Dismas and Junia wander the ruins after a ghoul slays two of their comrades.Word Count:2954

Journal of Liam, Jester by Trollo Word Count: 1291

An Hour of Weakness by BlackquillSummary: After attempting to get out of an expedition to the warrens via a game of chance, A bounter hunter and a team of misfits end up confronting swine-folk head-on, in the pitch dark.Word Count: 3964

The Thing in the Forest by T Posing Quad Lepers AKA GIT GUDSummary: Dismas leads three recruits into the Weald and gets into a few fights, encountering something he will never forget.Word Count: 3957

Sanctuary by SemperPieSummary: A four-man party rests at a campfire.Word Count: 1653

His Personage by PurriSummary: The most horrible monsters of all are not born, nor created, but corrupted from the innocent by desperation–so goes one chapter in the dense annals of the ancestor’s sins.Word Count: 3465

Insurmountable Evil by nicologoskiSummary: This story follows the journey of a bounty hunter, abomination, highwayman, and occultist encountering a horrible creature during their journey.Word Count: 1515

The Story of the Man by DarkDez17Summary: You and your team delve into the Darkest Dungeon, where you find an old journal. Whom did it belong to and why did they leave it here, time to learn the truth about the man, whom everyone consider to be a legend.Word Count: 1369

A Note by @DotDashSummary: A note, found left and forgotten somewhere, offering to all those who would dare read it a glimpse into the reality and a few…”hot tips”Word Count: 1420

Chained Together by ZenmasterSummary: A man with a troubling history visits the Hamlet and learns to deal with the tragedy of his life.Word Count: 1401

Reclamation by SmelpSummary: A stalwart settler of the Hamlet is tasked to carry out a message intended to inspire hope in the surrounding lands.Word Count: 1337

Covid’s Cry by CherrySummary: Dismas leads a group into the Weald to prove to them that the Shrieker is only a myth but learns that sometimes stories turn out to be true.Word Count: 2175

Loonday by ColesySummary: Barristan tries to get his lazy eye treated.Word Count: 1765

Triumph by OutcastSummary: A fan made alternate ending to darkest dungeonWord Count: 3610

Indecision by kaxenSummary: The heir’s efficacy as leader weighs heavily on his mind. Word Count: 1397

Wanderings in the Desert by OpprobriumSummary:A story connecting the origin comics of the Occultist, Antiquarian, and Shieldbreaker, detailing how and why they set out on the long journey to the Hamlet. Word Count: 2292

The Old Road, and Those Who Walk It. by The NarratorSummary: This is a tale of two unlikely comrades – Dismas, a veteran criminal, and Reynauld, a proud crusader – making their harrowing journey on foot, to the gates of the old hamlet in your family’s name.Word Count: 1637

Those Left Behind by Dextral MalinSummary: A story about the heroes who stay behind in the hamlet.Word Count: 1661

Next Contests:

2 Halloween/Day of the Dead Themed Contests! Cosplay Contest Sign Up: Sept 18th – Oct 18thSubmission: Oct 18th – Oct 25thVoting: Oct 25th – Oct 31stWinner’s Announced: October 31stPumpkin Carving ContestSign Up: Sept 18th – Oct 18thSubmission: Oct 18th – Oct 25thVoting: Oct 25th – Oct 31stWinner’s Announced: October 31stMore details later this month! Dates subject to change!Thank you to everyone for your continued support. To join the madness of the Darkest Dungeon Discord Server, click here.