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The Namless Mage Contest


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So, we all know who won (http://elderscrollsonline.com/en/news/po...st-winner)

My question to you is: Did you participate and if you did what was your name + story for the mage?

I did, I only had a name cause they said nothing about a story, though it looks like lots of people did that though. Including the winner.

My entry name:
Odoreth Telvanni


Clan leader of The Bromlokiir

Voth Ahkrin!
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I congratulated Jim of Texas - the winner - over at Facebood and asked if he is a member of TESOF. I said if he isn't, he should be and gave the link here.

Beor, I think they did mention something about a background story - was the reason I didn't enter.


TESO - - Multiplayer: "M'aiq does not know this word. You wish others to help you in your quest? Coward! If you must, search for the Argonian Im-Leet, or perhaps the big Nord, Rolf the Uber. They will certainly wish to join you." M'aiq the Liar.

"Va Khaj Dar - Khajiity's united? M'aiq will join!" M'aiq the Liar
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Jim of Texas sounds like the name of a realy realy terrible knight.
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The winning name was something along the lines of "Malkur Valos"


Clan leader of The Bromlokiir

Voth Ahkrin!
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Yeah I would have done the name contest if it weren't for the background story.. I suck at that.

I was curious to know if it was someone here who won, so thanks for that information. Hopefully we will see Sir Jim of clan Texas soon xD


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(December 2nd 2012 04:17 AM)Anex Wrote:  Yeah I would have done the name contest if it weren't for the background story.. I suck at that.

I am horrible at making back stories as well... so I took the easy way out and submitted "Cesse Jox" from the youtube video request from Jesse Cox.

Yes, I am horrible for doing that but thought it was funny... I am glad they didn't choose it though Creepy

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(December 2nd 2012 06:08 AM)Kandium Wrote:  
(December 2nd 2012 04:17 AM)Anex Wrote:  Yeah I would have done the name contest if it weren't for the background story.. I suck at that.

I am horrible at making back stories as well... so I took the easy way out and submitted "Cesse Jox" from the youtube video request from Jesse Cox.

Yes, I am horrible for doing that but thought it was funny... I am glad they didn't choose it though Creepy

Youtube Video

Funny! I see you are a nut Kandium and we are glad you found the rest of us TESO nuts.


TESO - - Multiplayer: "M'aiq does not know this word. You wish others to help you in your quest? Coward! If you must, search for the Argonian Im-Leet, or perhaps the big Nord, Rolf the Uber. They will certainly wish to join you." M'aiq the Liar.

"Va Khaj Dar - Khajiity's united? M'aiq will join!" M'aiq the Liar
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My entry: Tidnab Nerenah ... sounds a litle like a good lorename - but actually its "He is a bandit" spelled backward in danish "Han er en bandit" ;-p
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I copy and paste here what I posted in the forums of Bethesda.

Here were my ideas, or rather, a short version of them, because I initially wrote them in French, and I am not skilled enough at English, I don't have enough time, I am too lazy, to try a full-blown translation. (Actually I tried to write it as a full-blown fan-fiction, but could only write the half of it, around 5000 words, due to a lack of time as I had much work at university, so I sent those 5000 words to Zenimax, accompanied by a summary of the additional four planned scenes leading to the selection of my Dunmer by Galerion)


My Dunmer was named Oren Falenas.


He was the son of Llandro Falenas and his wife Nelmyne, who belonged to the Great House Dres, owned a Plantation in the Deshaan, near Tear, and were involved in the trade of slaves from the Black Marsh.

The first scene takes place in 2E 561 in Tear.

Llandro Falenas buys a 5 years old male Breton slave from the Western Reach during an auction sale, outbidding over Hlervo Serandas, a rich member of the Dres House who owns a coastal farm. Hlervo Serandas regularly buys children, and gives his "favourites" moon sugar, so that "more than one chain binds them to him". Llandro intends the young Breton, whose name is Druan, to be a company slave for his son, sharing his games, as Oren himself will also soon turn 5. Llandro was also lucky enough to put an option on Kothringi slaves captured the slave trader Drathas Odreyn in Argonia. All of them survived the quarantine, which is compulsory due to the Knahaten flu. Odreyn suggests it didn't happen by pure chance, and recalls Llandro of an offer he once made, but Llandro declines it. When Nelmyne asks his husband what that offer was, he refuses to answer.

The second scene takes place in 2E 563 in the Plantation Falenas.

After two dark years during which the Knahaten flu deeply harmed the Plantation, the Falenas are close to bankruptcy, and even needed to sell Druan to Hlervo Serandas to avoid -- or rather delay -- it. Overseer Galen Otheras, who hasn't been paid in the last two months, asks Nelmyne to pay her husband's debt by having a sexual intercourse with him. As she refuses, he gets angry and reveals he knows that Nelmyne and Z'enook -- a Kothri slave who is a Priest of Z'en among his peers -- are in an adulterine relationship. He tries to violate her but Z'enook intervenes and kills him. Z'enook then says her that he heard Llandro propose his wife as payment to Otheras, as he was aware of her unfaithfulness. Nelmyne tells Z'enook that her husband won't try to kill him, as he is too precious (he's one of the last Kothri slaves in the Deshaan), and probably intends to offer him and the other 9 Kotrhingis to Drathas Odreyn in exchange for 31 heatlhy Argonians.
Three days after those events, a seemingly ill Altmer, Dhaunayne, arrives to the Plantation, accompanied by 12 other Altmers and pretending she is mandated to negotiate the terms of payment of the Argonians. She is allowed in by Llandro and she then tells to Llandro that Molag Bal is disappointed that the violation of his wife didn't take place. Dhaunayne asks what he proposes as expiation. Nelmyne realizes that Odreyn proposed her husband to worship the Prince of Domination and Rape in exchange for heathy slaves, and that, driven by jealousy, Llandro accepted and gave her, not as a payment to Otheras but as an act of faith to Bal. Llandro proposes to give Z'enook as price for his expiation but Dhaunayne refuses, judging it isn't sufficient, and adding that only the blood of Mers was allowed to pass her lips.
Realizing that she is a vampire, Nelmyne tries to flee but is captured and locked in Oren's room until the negotiations are carried over. Dhaunayne then comes to visit Nelmyne and announces that she and Llandro reached an agreement involving that Oren would be sold as slave to Hlervo Serandas, but she adds that this agreement is of no worth as Molag Bal wouldn't forgive Llandro for his failure anyways. Llandro's fate was sealed when Otheras died before he could ravish Nelmyne's virtue. Dhaunayne then proposes another deal to Nelmyne. She could willingly become a vampire in exchange for the safety of both Oren and Z'enook, as Dhaunayne argues that Nelmyne's voluntary submission would flatter Molag Bal, since she is stronger than her husband. Dhaunayne was asked to implant her lineage in Morrowind, and thus needs "strong roots to ensure the growth of this new tree", and she further adds that in case Nelmyne converts to the service of Bal for the sake of love, no doubt would remain about the firmness of her enslavement. Nelmyne accepts, and is asked to kill Hlervo Serandas, who displeased Molag Bal by refusing to immolate one of his favourites.

The third scene takes place in 2E 563 in the Plantation Serandas.

Nelmyne Falenas is now close to irremediably become a vampire. With the help of the Kothringis, she took over the Plantation Serandas and freed the healthy slaves there (among which are other Kothringis), as a last act of defiance to the Prince of Enslavement. She discovered that Hlervo Serandas is already dying from Knahaten flu. In exchange for the official restitution of Druan, she promises Serandas a quicker end.
Druan himself is now weak and severely dependant to moon sugar. In Serandas' house, Z'enook and Nelmyne find enough drug to feed him for three weeks, while progressively reducing the doses. Z'enook however fears that it won't be enough and that the boy won't survive the weaning.
After the blood of Hlervo Serandas' last overseers was poured on the sides of a personal ship of the rich Dunmer, the Kothringis rename it "The Crimson", and sail it to the Black Marsh, trying to find the remnants of their people and then flee the flu.
Z'enook, however, doesn't go with them. Nelmyne reveals that her agreement with Molag Bal involves that her slaves would be protected from the flu (which is the reason why she needed the restitution of Druan), and hence refuses to free Druan or Z'enook, and give her lover the formal "order" to bring Oren to safety and take care of the young boy as if he was his own son. She also orders Druan to recover, and support her son in his times of need. Z'enook gives her a last kiss, and swear he'll prey for her salvation everyday. Then she goes away, as she feels that "He is calling her".
Z'enook heads to his birth place, Gideon, with Oren and Druan.

The fourth scene takes place in 2E 563 in the Black Marsh.

During an attack by bandits in the Black Marsh, Oren and Druan have to flee in the Marsh and Oren faces a will-o'-the-wisp. The wisp recognizes in Oren a magic similar to its own, and Oren asks the ethereal creature for help. The wisp then casts a powerful absorption spell to Druan, removing all the traces of the moonlight in the blood of the young Breton, but weaning him so brutally that he is brought to the edge of death.
Z'enook later finds the children and brings them to Gideon, where he seeks a healer for Druan. They learn that as the priests of the Eight died from the Knahaten flu, the only healers still in the town are the members of the local Mages' Guild. Z'enook, Druan and Oren are welcomed in the local chapter of the Order of the Lamp, the main entrance of which is enlightened by an Ayleid lantern, crafted by the Barsaebic. While Druan is taken care of, a member of the Mages' Guild realizes that Oren as a great magic potential, as he sees that the child casted an illumination spell in order not to sleep in the dark. As he asks him how he could launch a spell that keeps being effective while he is asleep, Oren just answers that "he saw how the will-o'-the-wisps did".

The fifth scene takes place in 2E 582 in Gideon.

Druan survived his brutal weaning, and Oren's affinity with wisps, and more generally, with any form of magic involving light, never ceased to grow.
Oren and Druan are now lovers. It is revealed that Oren now masters some Auroran spells. When he was 15, inspired by Ayleid lanterns, he created two artifacts with meteoric glass, gave birth to two wisps, and bound them to the artifacts. He now calls them his "Twin Lamps".
Z'enook, who joined the Order of the Lamp, disappeared in the Black Marsh in 2E 579 during a mission. Since then, Oren sends his Twins every night into the Black Marsh, hoping that they will find him, or even a clue about what happened to him.
Oren receives an invitation from Galerion to present the current state of his research on the applications of light in the use of magic in a series of conferences. Oren hesitates, as it would compel him to interrupt his research of Z'enook, but Druan convinces him to accept, as he finds important to convey Oren's ideas to a larger audience.

The sixth scene takes place in 2E 583 in the Siege of the Mages Guild.

Oren concludes his series of talks by putting forward the hypothesis that, in case the mechanisms that allow Magnus' light to harm the vampires get to be understood, this understanding could be used to fashion a new kind of light which would free the vampires from their curse.
After the conference, Vanus Galerion privately talks to Oren and reveals him that he didn't invite the young mage for his research -- although he was pleasantly surprised by their intellectually provoking nature -- but rather because he knew that Oren fought with passion against every aspect of Molag Bal's influence on Nirn : slavery, addiction (that Oren sees as a form of enslavement), and vampirism (but not against vampires themselves). Vanus closely follows the progression of the young Falenas since he learnt that at age 17 only, he summoned his first Auroran after having studied ancient Barsaebic texts.
He proposes Oren to take part to an assault on Coldharbour.

In the last scene,

Oren says goodbye to a desperate Druan and asks him to take care of his Twin Lamps. Druan begs him to come back safe and sound, and expresses his fears to fall back in his addiction to moon sugar in case anything wrong would happen to Oren.




As the motivations behind Dhaunayne's behaviour might seem mysterious, I think that adding this link about her might be useful.

Well, I'd be delighted to know your opinion on this story.

PS : I am in advance sorry for all the numerous language mistakes you will find. :blush: As I said, I don't have so much time and I thus couldn't polish my text very well.
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I couldn't enter, because I wasn't in one of the eligible areas/countries. :|
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Name: Maldron Talryn

Background:

Maldron never found Temple-going of particular interest. Heh, in fact, he hated it. The price of an up-and-coming son of a Redoran councilman. He amused himself with the thought for a few scant seconds before frowning, once more lowering his gaze to the dremora before him. Ah, but sure, the Temple also hailed the "Good Daedra", but a mage was a subject to no-one but himself. The assassin had actually done him a favour, waging war like that on the Tribunal by executing one of their priests - his mentor, by chance - an act he had considered himself. The foolish coinblade was caught, of course, but it left Maldron with an opening. What if this supposed son-of-a-lord was to be missing in the slaughter of the priest? The Mages' Guild were easily duped with a fake name.

Heh.

The dremora bowed deep down, dissolving in red smoke.

Indeed, why serve when you can rule?

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That was my entry. Can't say I quite agree with Zenimax on the quality of the winner, but for the sake of taste, let's leave it at that :P
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Here comes mine! In korrektem Deutsch und proper english, as I hope!

Dlesyddion "Sydd" Varuhlen
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Das Haus Varuhlen hat seinen Sitz an der südlichen Küste Vvardenfels und ist trotz regen Handels nie zu Größe oder Einfluss gekommen. Einige Mitglieder ziehen auch nomadisch über die Insel, doch die meisten leben sesshaft in Küstendörfern.

Auch Dlesyddion wurde in einem solchen Dorf geboren. Als Kind liebte er es, wie seine Altersgenossen, am Meer herumzutollen. Doch eines Tages wurde ein Mädchen aus einer befreundeten Familie von einem Schlachterfisch gebissen! Sie drohte zu verbluten, doch das Dorf und der Heiler waren zu weit weg! Damals trat Dlesyddions magisches Talent das erste Mal zu Tage: Ohne jemals einen Zauberspruch der Wiederherstellung erlernt zu haben, legt er seine Hände auf die Wunde des Mädchens – und sie schloss sich! In der ganzen Stadt verbreitete sich schnell die Geschichte von "Sydd, dem kleinen Magier".

Der Heiler des Dorfes attestierte Dlesyddion eine außergewöhnliche Begabung für Magie. So förderten seine Eltern seine Begabung und ließen ihn vom Heiler in der Kunst der Wiederherstellung unterrichten. Doch mit der Zeit wurde der Spitzname "Sydd" für Dlesyddion mehr und mehr zur Belastung: Als junger Mann wollte er nicht mehr wie ein kleines Kind behandelt werden: Er wollte Anerkennung für seine magischen Fertigkeiten und den Respekt, der ihm als Erwachsener zustand. Als ihm eines Tages ein Sklave einen Befehl verweigerte indem er ihn "Sydd" nannte, erwachte eine andere Form der Magie in Dlesyddion. Voller Wut verbrannte Dlesyddion dem Sklaven das Gesicht mit bloßer Hand, obwohl ihm nie ein Zerstörungszauber beigebracht worden war. Seitdem nannte ihn keiner mehr "Sydd".

Schließlich verließ Dlesyddion sein Heimatdorf um der jungen Magiergilde als Kampfmagier beizutreten und legte den Namen "Sydd" endgültig ab. Als er von Galerions Expedition nach Kalthafen erfuhr, ließ er sich diese Gelegenheit nicht entgehen, sich endlich zu beweisen. Mit seinen herausragenden Leistungen und einigen Intrigen erkämpfte sich Dlesyddion Vanus Galerions Aufmerksamkeit mit Leichtigkeit. Als sich alle Mitglieder der Expedition das erste Mal trafen, war Dlesyddion jedoch dermaßen von Galerions Erscheinung und Ausstrahlung beeindruckt, dass er sich aus Versehen mit "Sydd Varuhlen" vorstellte. Daraufhin wurde Dlesyddions Blick so finster, dass die anderen Magier zurückschreckten und Vanus Galerion ihn für seine Entschlossenheit, dem Bösen gegenüberzutreten, lobte.

Nun ist Dlesyddion in Kalthafen von Molag Bal's Horden gefangen – Mit den anderen Teilnehmern der Expedition, die alle seinen furchtbaren Spitznamen kennen. Seine einzige Hoffnung: Eine derart spektakuläre Flucht hinlegen, dass niemand jemals wieder auch nur auf die Idee käme, einen derart mächtigen Magier wie ihn mit "Sydd" anzusprechen. Natürlich wäre der Tod aller Beteiligten auch eine Möglichkeit, um dieses peinliche Problem aus der Welt zu schaffen...















Dlesyddion "Sydd" Varuhlen
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The House Varuhlen is located on the southern coast of Vvardenfel and never came to size or influence despite brisk trade. Some members also draw nomadic over the island, but most settled in coastal villages.

Also Dlesyddion was born in such a village. As a child he loved seaside romp with his peers. But one day a girl from a allied family was bitten by a slaughter fish! She threatened to bleed to dead, but the village and the healer were too far away! Then Dlesyddions magical talent came to light for the first time: Without ever learned a spell of restoration, he placed his hands on the wound of the girl - and it healed! Throughout the village the story of "sydd, the little mage" was spread quickly.

The healer of the village attested Dlesyddion an outstanding affinity for magic. So his parents encouraged his talent and left him by the healer to be thaugt in the art of restoration. But over time the nickname "sydd" for Dlesyddion became more and more a burden: As a young man he did not want to be treated like a little kid anymore. He wanted appreciation for his magical skills and the respect he deserved as an adult. When a slave refused an order by calling him "Sydd", another form of magic awoke in Dlesyddion. In a fit of rage he burned the slave's face with bare hands, even though he never had been taught to destruction spells. Since that Dlesyddion was no longer called "sydd".

Finally Dlesyddion left his village to join the young mages guild as battle mage and to get rid of the name "Sydd" once and for all. When he learned of Galerions expedition to Coldharbour, he would not pass up a golden opportunity to prove himself at last. With his outstanding performance and some schemes Dlesyddion easily managed to gain Vanus Galerion's attention. When all members of the expedition first met, however, Dlesyddion was so impressed by Vanus Galerions appearance and charisma that he introduced himself accidentally as "Sydd Varuhlen". Then Dlesyddion glared that grim that the other magicians would flinch and Galerion himself would laud Dlesyddion's determination to confront the evil.

Now Dlesyddion Vahruhlen is trapped in Coldharbour by Molag Bal's hordes - with the other participants of the expedition, who all know his terrible nickname. His only hope lays in such a spectacular escape, that no one ever even came up with the idea to address such a powerful wizard like him as "Sydd". Of course, the death of all participants would also be a way to eliminate this mortifying problem...


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