#001 - Naliellia
Mark Masters is a new event series which was started with the sole purpose of allowing players to get their ideas into the Inferno by way of Marks! Since we already have a contest which rewards artistic skill (Spritesmith), it's only fair we reward those with less-than-ideal drawing skills, but better-than-average idea creation and writing skills.
You must design a Mark to be included in the Inferno. Sprites are not required and they will not improve your chances of winning. Your Mark must be an original idea made entirely by you. It can be based on something from a video game, but try your best to stay away from taking a mark directly from such a source. If we discover that you are blatantly ripping your idea from another source, you may be disqualified without warning.
What do I write?
To enter your Mark in the contest, you must fill out the following:
Name: [The Mark's name]
Location: [Where the Mark is. If it is not an area already in the Inferno, explain how one goes about getting there.]
Appearance: [What does your Mark look like? References are fine. A sprite can be substituted in place of a word appearance. Do note, however, that submitted sprites MAY be edited before the Mark is created in the Inferno.]
Equipment: [What weapon(s) and armor should your Mark use?]
Unique Spells: [Describe spells your Mark would use. Try and stay within the confines of what spells in the Inferno can do. What can they do? Increase or decrease stats and heal or attack health or mana in any combination, on whatever targets you deem fit. Your Mark must have at minimum ONE unique spell.]
Other Spells: [If any]
Stats: [General outline of how their points should be assigned. Rank stats from 1-5, with 5 being the best.]
Teammate(s): [If any; Also include ideas of normal enemies fought if your Mark is in an as-yet unexplored area.]
Appearance(s): [What do(es) the teammate(s) look like?]
Equipment: [If any]
Unique Spells: [Min 1]
Other Spells: [If any]
Stats: [Same as above.]
Story: [Why is your Mark being hunted?][/spoiler]
What is a Mark?
A Mark is a superboss, essentially, in the Inferno. It is a person, monster, heartless, or some other bad thing which is causing some sort of commotion out there in the world, somewhere. Centurio, based in Rabanastre, is the premier Mark Hunting Guild in all of Lichon. Their primary function is to take Marks offered by various townspeople and to then post them for anyone to take when the mood suits them.
The process for a Mark to become a Mark is simple.
Something does something bad (or noteworthy).
Someone is upset by what that something did.
That someone posts up a bounty on the something.
Then Hero comes along and accepts the bounty.
Hero defeats the something.
Hero collects the reward.
This is also very open to changes, shifts, and whatnot as long as it follows the general formula of *posted* *accepted* *defeated*. For example, one Mark in Chapter 4 involves a monster who is looking for a good opponent, so he posts a Mark against himself, hoping to get a strong warrior to accept it and come challenge him.
Creativity scores you bonus points, so keep that in mind!
Also note: If you wish for your Mark's specifics to be sneaky and/or secret, you MUST still post here first, including all of what the player would see. Name(s), Location, and Story. Then you may submit the rest (Spells, Equipment, Stats) in a PM to myself, Valor, Shino (Mac), and Soroxas (Recondite Queen). (Don't ignore the AND!)
Also note! Re-submissions from the failed Spritesmith ARE allowed and ARE encouraged, if you still like your old idea!
Edited by Rumbleroar, 02 September 2012 - 03:24 PM.