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Title: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: EarthWormJim on March 03, 2017, 09:26:33 pm
It's March and we need an event so we are making one for all the forum lurkers out there. For the month of March the guilds Xtreme and The Inquisitors are hosting a contest and if you participate in the thread you could win either a Steam game of your choice off of your wish list valued at $30 or less (you must be a steam friend for us to access your wishlist) or $30 to your paypal account (if you do not have a game you are interested in at the time)for first place. Rules below. Disclaimer: This contest is not being hosted by Atulos.com or it's owner/operators/ forum hosts/Steam or its affiliates etc. and they cannot be held liable.  Do not go and scream at Steve if you did not win, pm EarthWormJim for that. This is being done independently by EWJ and Miles.

We know gamers are a talented bunch, though a bit quiet from time to time.  So to get something on the forum boards for March we thought a little contest might be in order.  How about writing an poem. There are numerous options on the "register your guild here" thread to choose from and we will make some examples for you. You can use the same guild someone else used to make your unique poem and you do not in any way have to be or have been a member of the guild you use.  We aren't grammar teachers but we do want to get a laugh out of this. We know you are a clever bunch.  So, post in this thread your poem using ANY GUILD AS INSPIRATION  (you know I am all over "Hamster Wrath" but anyone can use any guild) during the month of March and THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL WE WILL RUN A POLL TO LET YOU ALL PICK THE WINNERS.  We aren't prudes and if you guys run with this there is a good chance we may add smaller prizes for second and third place.  We want Atulos players to have a good time and work the forum. So please join us in this little independent contest for some fun and games. If for some reason the forum goes away you can still email your entries for an attempt at the prize to EWJ at principality@hotmail.com but please only use this if something happens to the forum or you need help posting your entry (for fear I will miss it in the junk folder).
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: EarthWormJim on March 03, 2017, 09:39:18 pm
An example to get you started:

Guild Name: Hamster Wrath

Harbinger of furry doom
Adora-cute in its fury
Master at grinding down its opponents
Spin the wheel of fate in the Arena
Think you stand a chance
Even the strong fall prey to its wrath
Run away from your furry nemesis

Wraithlike, a faint trace of your former glory
Rage at your loss
Atulos belongs forever more
To the
Hamster Wrath

Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: Miles on March 04, 2017, 01:16:00 pm
For my example, I've chosen Red Hand and I'd like to dedicate it to Ambard:

Runs around the arena
Expects us to chase him
Doesn't swing at us

Headed by a great man
Ambard is the best
No one even comes close
Damn them, all the rest!
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: Aerith on March 06, 2017, 01:58:34 pm
In honour to the ancient members of AU - my mentors to whom I look up to.

An alliance arose ages ago.
Legends of Red Hands and Xtreme combined.
Lead to war by the Master's mind.

Overwhelming was the enemy.
Fearless the Master's great army.

Unholyness was brought to an end,
Slain by the legends' hand.
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: Andy on March 07, 2017, 07:05:18 am
Sounds interesting.
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: EarthWormJim on March 07, 2017, 07:44:43 am
Would love to see you fly SAs colors on here and in the arena again.
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: Andy on March 07, 2017, 04:23:39 pm
I don't own Atulos Online sadly my PC was infected with a virus and I lost my premium.
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: Carnage on March 07, 2017, 09:08:25 pm
Watch me run
Here I come
Iron sword in hand
Turn and Flee
Envy me ...Greatest in the Land

Keen to spar
Near and Far
Intestines will go flying
Gore and Blood
Heads in mud
The enemy is left crying
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: iRISHMAN on March 07, 2017, 10:41:39 pm
once long in the ago,there was a lone wolf who played all around the great world of Atulos striving to kill all the evil he found .
then he happened upon others who were of the same mind and lived the same way he had been ;Alone so he made a guild of these friends and in memory of who they once were named the guild lone-wolves , they worked well together but as all wolves of that nature who are not truly pack minded they went their separate ways ,i chief of the lot chose to remain wondering the lands and catacombs from time to time each visit to the always sacred places of a memory of good times and friends of old , missing the ones who aided his quest against evil , the All powerful ~A~ our dear friend Mini Mani  and Ed of the white knights long was our time together as comrades in arms,an  the hideous ~ Gob~ the lady of the Shrooms ,the ever child Doom,and the God of Atulos the all seeing ( CAMM ) though the ages are sweeping upon me now as time wages its war upon my body ,i still love to visit my favored world of friends and fond memories of my youth . so i say hail and pray all travelers upon this realm good water and shade while in the world the great Camm has made. and you never know when you will find the Irishman walking about.
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: Ambard on March 08, 2017, 07:13:43 pm
RED HAND

Red Hand Running.
Ending Badly.
Death is Burning.
Hope is Fading.
Around The Gate.
No Hope No Health.
Deaths Firm Grip I Have at Last!
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: AJ on March 09, 2017, 03:45:40 pm
The Inquisitors

They fight till the last breath
Headlined by a worm
Equals to the legends of Atulos

In it till they win it
Never giving up
Quicker then lightning
Untill the end
Insane are most of them
Soluta's the normal one
Instant death to most
They overwhelm there enemies
Off with their heads
Run mx run
Someone's gonna die
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: robotbeta05 on March 11, 2017, 11:16:54 pm
The Inquisitors Poem for Contest:

NOTE: In the Google definition an Inquisitor is part of The Inquisition, a group who belonged to the Catholic church who tortured people based on heresy, so that is what I based my poem on. I do not believe in God or Christianity, nor do I believe The Inquisition was doing the right thing, in fact I believe the opposite. I also do not believe this is The Inquisitors are like this obviously. (Or are they? lol)  This is also a somewhat violent poem, so brace yourself before hand.

             POEM


Feel the whip of punishment
for the direct heresy in opposition
to the teachings of faith

The Inquisitors will teach you
what you can,
and can not say

To repent your sin,
pain will flow through you
as each hit is struck upon you

--------------------------------------------

EWJ, please tell me the meaning of The Inquisitors!
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: EarthWormJim on March 11, 2017, 11:39:48 pm
EWJ, please tell me the meaning of The Inquisitors!
 
The guild is based on the idea of asking questions and seeking answers. You demonstrated your proficiency at this by researching and asking. I will give you the best answer I can think of.  The guild ideal that a player adopts whether it be helping new players, being honorable, or being number one on the boards is a personal choice and no catchy name can change or impact that.  While under the Robotbeta05 Inquisition I will confess to being very proud to be in TI based on the two poems listed showing the guild's espoused values. I claim it's fiendish and benevolent qualities in equal measure and accept the judgement as passed down by The Inquisition.
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: robotbeta05 on March 12, 2017, 12:20:37 pm
EWJ, please tell me the meaning of The Inquisitors!
 
The guild is based on the idea of asking questions and seeking answers. You demonstrated your proficiency at this by researching and asking. I will give you the best answer I can think of.  The guild ideal that a player adopts whether it be helping new players, being honorable, or being number one on the boards is a personal choice and no catchy name can change or impact that.  While under the Robotbeta05 Inquisition I will confess to being very proud to be in TI based on the two poems listed showing the guild's espoused values. I claim it's fiendish and benevolent qualities in equal measure and accept the judgement as passed down by The Inquisition.



Thank you, I wanted to make sure that the meaning I found was at least somewhat right for the poem.
Title: Still lots of time to sing the praises of these other unused guilds!
Post by: EarthWormJim on March 13, 2017, 08:34:30 am
Someone loved these guilds enough to create them at one time. Let's not leave them orphans. 

-Xtreme
-Mountain
-Eternal Guardians
-Seraphic Legion
-PhoenixFire
-Draco
-Wisdom   
-Fire Bender Soldiers
-Vampiric Legion
-CloneRangers
-Soldiers of Arphax
-Scruffy Nerf Herders
-any I am not aware of
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: EarthWormJim on March 13, 2017, 08:53:35 am
Quick Rundown of Rules for those not interested in the text wall above:

Contest Runs: March 1 -31, 2017
What to do to play: Create a poem in the thread using any guild as inspiration.
How to win: We will create a poll the first week of April and let you vote for the winner(s).
What will I win: A steam game in your wishlist equal to $30 or less (you need to Steam friend us for this) or $30 to your paypal account (obviously you need a paypal account for this). Other methods are available if necessary when the contest is over.
When will the results be posted: Second week of April 2017
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: Cossagor on March 19, 2017, 02:00:55 pm
Hello! This is my submission to the poem competition, i wrote it as an anthem for my new guild called Kult Of Deer. (KOD) I am not actually the leader of the Guild, but a sort of priest who has been visited by the Deer God of Atulos. The true leader of the kult is the Deer, and we follow his command blindly because the almighty is the most wise and the greatest power to be reckoned with. This is not actually a guild but an order where everyone is equally a subject to the Deer God. If you want to join, you must seek far and wide to find the Deer God. Last i seen him i managed to take a picture, to prove his existence.

The Poem

Guilds of this ancient world
See themselves as tigers
Hunting down every prey
Standing on the sea of sands

Emperors, Kings, and Queens
You are all unjust death machines
Goblins, spiders, reavers
And every creatures' bane

There is one, but only one
Immortal being on this land
Stronger than any man or ghost
And that is the Deer of the forest

Go ahead, swing your weapons
The immoral beast will not blink
You may exhaust all your strength
But your lowly powers will never
Ever touch the Deer
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: MonkeySea on March 19, 2017, 08:10:30 pm
Hi everyone!  Here's an entry for the guild named Mountain (MT).  I'm going to dedicate this to the guild's leader Pharaoh!  We love ya, buddy old pal, old chum, old brosef, and so forth!

Men race to mount,
On top of their woolly sheep steeds,
Unfortunately neglecting to perform great deeds!
Now, to the Arena where they fall,
To AU, X, TI, bunnies, and the occasional,
Apathetic aardvark!
Instead of making history,
Now they’re watching someone else’s victory.
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: MrWar on March 19, 2017, 08:40:17 pm
Between the trees
Lakes and rivers
Are some incredible creatures
Carrying a blood sickle
Killing ever soul who they see
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: EarthWormJim on March 21, 2017, 11:10:29 am
10 days left to submit your poem in the thread for the contest. You guys have done wonderful things but there are a lot of guilds left untouched. 

Title: 5 DAYS LEFT TO SUBMIT YOUR POEM FOR THE CONTEST!
Post by: EarthWormJim on March 27, 2017, 09:17:03 am
CONTEST ENDS MARCH 31 AND PRIVATE MESSAGES WILL BE SENT OUT TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS TO VOTE ON THEIR FAVORITE THREE POEMS APRIL 1ST. 

IF YOU STILL WANT A CHANCE GET YOUR POEM POSTED SOON.
Title: 2 days left to enter the contest
Post by: EarthWormJim on March 29, 2017, 09:41:29 am
The contest will end March 31st.
Title: LAST DAY TO GET YOUR POEM IN!
Post by: EarthWormJim on March 31, 2017, 07:16:46 am
VOTING FOR THE WINNERS BEGINS TOMORROW!
Title: Please Cast Your Vote for the Forum's March Contest Winners Below (Pick 3)
Post by: EarthWormJim on April 01, 2017, 07:42:17 am
Voting will be open from today through April 8th, 2017. Please support all the members who participated by voting for your top three favorites in the thread. If you wish to remain anonymous please pm your vote to to EarthWormJim or Miles. Thanks to all who participated in our first contest and good luck!
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: MonkeySea on April 01, 2017, 03:49:26 pm
MonkeySea's three votes are as follows:

4.Ambard
5.AJ
7.Cossagor

Nice work everyone.  It was hard to pick out votes.
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: angucs on April 02, 2017, 05:52:11 am
Here is my top3:
1. Cossagor
2. Ambard
3. Aerith

Nice ones. :)
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: iRISHMAN on April 02, 2017, 05:14:43 pm
so how do you cast vote i see no poll
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: EarthWormJim on April 02, 2017, 05:32:39 pm
I pm you but since the poll option only gave me five slots and we had nine entries I chose to just have people list their top three in the thread in your reply.  If you want it to be anonymous please pm your choices to me or Miles and we will list them without your name at the end. Thanks for participating and voting. EWJ
Title: IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE A PM INVITE TO VOTE ON THE CONTEST PM ME OR MILES!
Post by: EarthWormJim on April 02, 2017, 05:38:31 pm
Yesterday everyone should have received an pm with the message that voting on the contest poems was happening all this week.  If you didn't please let one of us know.  Or, just look through the thread at the nine entries (Miles and Mine are just examples) and pick your top three favorites by replying to this thread and listing them. If you want to keep your vote anonymous please pm your choices to us and we will add the choices in at the end.

Thanks for participating and voting! -EWJ
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: iRISHMAN on April 02, 2017, 10:21:44 pm
well i see since im mostly unknown to new players, most didn't like my poem but it matters not,since it is clearly the best short of my lack of punctuation , but it is all truth wrote into poetic form ,all hail the great Camm for he is a true friend to us gamers.my votes are as follows .
 
1 Irishman

2  Aerith since this one is next to be true poetry

3 Cossagor though its a bit rough
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: EarthWormJim on April 02, 2017, 10:47:02 pm
Keep the faith Irishman, the voting has only just begun:)
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: EarthWormJim on April 03, 2017, 08:38:00 am
1. Robotbeta05
2. Mr. War
3. Carnage
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: Miles on April 04, 2017, 05:30:29 am
1. Ambard
2. Cossagor
3. AJ
Title: DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO CAST YOUR VOTE!
Post by: EarthWormJim on April 05, 2017, 09:02:54 am
PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTES FOR THE TOP 3 POEMS TO SEE WHO GETS THE FREE STEAM GAME! VOTING ENDS SATURDAY.
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: robotbeta05 on April 05, 2017, 06:33:57 pm
My Votes:

1. Aerith
2. Carnage
3. Robotbeta05 (myself, hahahahahahaha)

Good luck, all! :)
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: tyrant on April 06, 2017, 09:07:56 pm
I vote for 1. robotbeta5 The Inquisitors Poem   2. Carnage lol intestine will go flying lol. 3. Arerith honouring  the ancients ......
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: Ambard on April 07, 2017, 07:06:02 pm
It's amazing how ma y people did not understand the rules.

My vote:

Aerith
AJ
Carnage
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: Miles on April 07, 2017, 09:38:21 pm
An anonymous vote:

1. EarthWormJim
2. Cossagor
3. Carnage
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: EarthWormJim on April 08, 2017, 07:31:17 am
An Anonymous Vote

MonkeySea
Title: LAST DAY TO VOTE!
Post by: EarthWormJim on April 08, 2017, 07:33:19 am
Cast your votes by replying to the thread and listing the three poems you like best. Voting ends midnight tonight EST.
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: Miles on April 08, 2017, 11:29:52 am
Another anonymous vote:

1. EarthWormJim
2. Carnage
3. Aerith
Title: Re: Play on the forum, WIN a free Steam Game from Xtreme and The Inquisitors!
Post by: EarthWormJim on April 09, 2017, 12:36:10 am
Contest Voting is Officially Closed
Thank you to all who participated and voted.
Title: and the winners are...
Post by: EarthWormJim on April 09, 2017, 12:49:49 am
Official Count of Votes as of 12:48 EST is as follows:


Ambard   3
AJ 3
Cossagor 5
Aerith 6
Irishman 1
Robotbeta05 3
Mr War 1
Carnage 6
EWJ 2
MonkeySea 1

The Winners are as follows:

Aerith with 6 votes
Carnage With 6 votes
Cossagor with 5 votes

Congratulations to the winners and to all who participated! The winners will be private messaged as to how they would like their prize delivered.