Yet, in the end, the truth of it had hardly been as grand. The man had been a scholar of sorts, even if the utmost mad of sorts, who had taken refuge within those grand halls. Yet, there was some truth to those rumors. Endless wealth had been gathered within those halls and every coin, gem, and piece of fabric had been given away to those who sought honest knowledge. It was said in the end, the man had laid the foundation to fund countless works. That the temple itself had nearly doubled in size and the library nearly tripled from the grand donations of that man. Yet, the rumors claimed that those who came out of greed was turned aside. That once a man who had tried to seize his fortune had been turned aside at sword's point.
Yet, once more the whispers spread throughout the land. Once more, tales and whispers spread about this man who had once more mysteriously appeared in Qufu. That once more he had supposedly brought untold fortunes to the temple and that he now proposed a new challenge to the scholars of the land. It was said the man possessed a bulging chest which he sat upon night and day, idly listening to the lessons of scholars and advising those who dared seek out his wisdom. Yet, it was said that the man intended to give away that chest's entire contents to a single man. To give away his fortune and wealth to a single man or woman of the grandest wit and knowledge. It was said the scholar had quite the simple challenge, whomever brought him the best poem or tale would get the chest.
A unlimited amount of players will be allowed to enter The Poet of Qufu. There is no limit on how many players may reply or how few may reply. If only a single person applies, that person will receive the reward. All applications are due by December 11th, 2010 at 10 PM Central Time Zone (-6 GMT).
Format of Application:
Character Name: Blah Blah Blah
Poem or Short Story: Poems and Short Stories should be limited to 300 Words. Any subject may be used, but, it must be applicable to this time period and setting. Anyone who uses a copyrighted work will be automatically removed from the quest. You may not use a prexisting poem and use it as your own.
Quest Progression: All applicants will have until December 11th, 2010 at 10 PM Central Time Zone (-6 GMT) to submit both their application and poem/short story for judging. On December 12th, the poems will be judged. Depending on the amount of applicants, there will be multiple rounds of poems and short stories. If multiple rounds occur, a player will be welcome to use a previous piece or use a current piece.
Quest Reward: To be revealed
Quest Danger: None