Lustria-Online Short Story Contests January-February 2015: Theme was "Recovery of Lustrian Artifacts" There were 10 excellent stories. Winner thread and author names are here. There were six new entrants (many posted multiple stories) April-May 2015: Theme was "Chameleons" All nine stories are here. Announcement with winners and author names is here. There were three new entrants. July-August 2015: Theme was "Man Versus Nature" We had eight excellent entries. All eight stories are here along with the author identities and winners. There were four new entrants. October-November 2015: Theme was "Spirit of Horror." All twelve stories can be found here. Winners and author names are towards the end of the thread. There were six new entrants. January-February 2016: Theme was "Continuity and Change." You can read all eleven stories here. Read the winner's announcement and author identities here. There were four new entrants. April-May 2016: Theme was "Anti-Heroes." You can read all fifteen entries and author identieis here. There were five new entrants. July-August 2016: Theme was "Conjunction and/or Choices" You can read all nine entries and author identities here. October-November 2016: Theme was "Freedom and Slavery." You can read all twelve entries and the author identities here. There was one new entrant. January-February 2017: Theme was "Hope and/or Vengeance". You can read all sixteen entries and author identities here. Sixteen remains the current record for most entries in one contest, and two of these were first time entrants. April-May 2017: Theme was "Man Versus Self or Cold-Blooded Honor." There were nine entries, the pieces an author identities are here. There were two new entrants. July-August 2017: Theme was "Time and/or Fire." You can read the seven pieces and author identities right here. There was one first term entrant. October-November 2017: The Theme was "The Rat and the Serpent" you can read all five pieces and author identities here. January-February 2018: The theme was "Power of Music." You can read all seven pieces and author identities here. April-May 2018: Theme was "Beast and Master." You can read all five pieces and author identities here. July-August 2018: Theme was "Food and Drink." Voting is open through the month of August. You can read the eight pieces, author identities and winner's announcement here. There was one first time entrant. October-November 2018: Theme is "It Came from Above." We have eleven pieces and voting is open through November 30th. There were five first time entrants this contest a record not beaten since the first year of the contest. Other Contests Poetry Contest, April 2017: Our first poetry contest had twelve entries which can be read here. Lustria-Online Authors and links to their works. Aginor: Aginor wrote a lovely piece that blurs the line between 8th edition and Age of Sigmar. Octolan Bowser: Bowser took a break from kidnapping princesses and clicking "like" on things to enter the October-November Short Story 2015 Contest. He since become a very frequent contributor of fluff pieces. Here is his index written by his own hands claws. Rat Poison. My only old world fluff, and first short story contest entry. Actually my first time writing anything warhammer fiction. The Constellation. My first attempt at exploring AOS Seraphon. What do they do in their off time? Do they have a personality beyond the memories of the Slann? I doubt this answers your questions, but some pretty good action sequences. The Seraphon Legend. Showing off my ignorance to fluff and trying to write for three races I had barely an idea about, I would enter another contest. It was a fun poke at how there isn't much to go off of with AOS fluff, so we can just make up our own. Valentines Day 2016. For all you romantics out there. The Extermination. Something bigger. Working my way to a novel level of writing, but technique is still not where it should be. Anyway this explores a different possible universe from The Constellation. Because exploring Seraphon and what I can do and get away with is quite a bit of fun to write. Basicallly a blank slate to do as I please. Army Pics. If you care to see The Mighty Army Of Bowser it's all right there, needs updating though. Visual Media Contest Memories Here is how I put together my entry into the first visual media competition. With a splash of what my inspirations were. The Bounty A fun little western style short story. The theme of anti heroes brought out some new ideas. Space Opera Skaven or S.O.S an AOS story in 3 acts. A fun little romp through space and music with the best space agency skaven have to offer. The mission to explode an asteroid, that someone once speculated may or may not have slann on it, is action packed and will get an old song stuck in your head. High Noon Hijinx This is what happens when short story characters collaborate. Put on your best western duds and saddle up, there's 3 short stories in that thread, and possibly more incoming. The talented @Y'ttar Scaletail and @spawning of Bob bring tsome characters from The Bounty back into action, with a few guest appearances from @Warden 's brilliant "Da Toad Lickas" The Rat And The Serpent Some big ideas to further explore the memory mechanic of the Seraphon. A bit long for a short story. What would happen if a great hero met several different interpretations of his/herself. It's never a guarantee how different people will remember a legacy. The Slave's Name Rewrite of one of Bowser's past contest entry pieces. Carnikang: He wrote the Seraphon piece Sun-Blooded: The Spear of Chotec. and Call of the Stars DeathBringer125: WIP called Desperate Times Discomute: Discomute has taken the story of Turochlitan, a Human Temple City created by Slann and expanded greatly on the Human denizens of Lustria with several captivating short stories. First his “Hunters Day” series developed excellent characterization for both villains and outside observers to the Lizardmen. The Red Day, Part 1, The Green Day, Part 2, The Black Day, Part 3 On the victim side of the Turochclitan, he created two linked short stories. My father, the inventor and its sequel Ramifications On a lighter note, Discomute has created humorous fluff for his Bloodbowl team the Beasts of Lustria, with assistance from the legendary Spawning of Bob. Edited and reposted entries from past short story contest include Certainty, Trinity, and The Waning Moon, and A Whimper Iskander: Iskander has catapulted into the fluff subforum with an excellent cross-over piece between End Times Lizardmen and Warhammer 40K called Once: A Story of Exile. Infinity Turtle: One of our most popular writers also writes in (and frequently wins in) our short story contests. Collected Short Story Contest Entries Fhanados: Fhanados has written a single large narrative WIP fluff piece in episodic installments covering a mysterious plan being set into motion by Mazdamundi’s most trusted servants. Fhanados piece stands out for its ability to weave a very large tapestry of storytelling out of many diverse factions. He has recently blessed us with a new installment, but it still leaves us wanting moar. The Pure Elves 40K fluff here. Kcibrihp-Esurc: K-E has been working on a conflict between several different factions. His writes short pieces within the same greater narrative. City Info The City of Cuaqtla Original Saga New Friends Old Enemies Strange Alliances Character Origins Character Origins: Anerhet and Harneni Character Origins: Ardaris Character Origins: Scetto New Saga Old Gods of a New World End of Isolation Hope's End Black Terror Slaves to the Sky Anguish Rage and Revenge The Inventor The March Onwards Queen's Return Rosethorn Stories Adventure Begins Fake Sorcery Blood Killer Angel: He reposted his excellent short story contest entries. The Coward.Dwarfs and Lizardmen The Weight of Our Actions.Tomb Kings and Lizardmen Collected Short Story Contest Entries Short Stories for non-Lizardmen Currently two Tomb Kings pieces. Kor-Lot-Ko: Kor-Lot-Ko has recently posted the first installment of his first story with us. The Light in Dark Places: Unexpected Allies, what looks like it's shaping up to be an Age of Sigmar cross-over story between Lizardmen and Sigmarites. Lady Tor'ti lla: The Fireblade's Challenge and it's sequel. LeroyVinland: Leroy wrote a short story covering the transition from Lizardmen to Seraphon called "The Dreamer". Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl: Short story entry contest covering a Dwarfs perspective on Lizardmen. One Man's Meal is Another Man's Poison Otzi'mandias: Otzi'mandias ambitious ongoing saga, is covering Lizardmen adventures, literally starting at the creation of the world. Documents about Lustria in fluff universe letters Paradoxical Pacifism: PP wrote an intriguing ongoing piece called The Psyche of War. Stone Cold Affection, short story Phoenix the Cat: WIP piece Spiritbound Qupakoco: Qup has made a thread covering his two short story contest entries and the feedback for them here. Ravennss: Ravenss usually hangs out on the the Under-Empire forum (I recommend Frost Bite if you like Skaven stories) but he wrote an excellent (albeit horrifying) piece called the Modin Experiment and an engaging non-horror piece called Hunting Trip. Rikard: Rikard is best known on Lustria-Online for his sculpting prowess but he has recently begun sculpting fiction in addition to models with his on-going work The Third Dawn which ambitiously ties in with most of the named characters of the 6th through 8th edition Warhammer Lizardmen. Scalenex: Scalenex writes his most of his fluff pieces in the lesser Temple City (Kahoun) of Klodorex with the backdrop of a Slann disagreement slowly becoming more heated. He incorporates his Lustrian themed undead fluff in with the Vampire Lord Renliss. Tied Pieces After the Death of Sigmar, Merestar the Slann tries to take a more active hand in guiding humanity The Fall of Turochlitan (~5 pages) A pair of outcast vampires journey to Lustria with the goal of drinking a Slann's blood Count Renliss' Journey to Lustria (~21 pages) Klodorex is in disarray after the Slann disappear forcing an unlikely hero to unite the city The Orphaned Temple City (~39 pages) A party of Skinks is sent on a mysterious quest. Divided We Fall (~45 pages) Tal-Lat helps a stranded huagerdon hatchling in the Southlands The Huagerdon (~ 1 page) Southlands Dwarves and Lizardmen unite against Skaven and Daemons New Alliances (~43 pages) An unusual Skink priest finds his destined entwined with a cursed Human Legacies. a novella (~61 pages) Lord Renliss battles the Grand Commodore Harkon of the Vampire Coast for supremacy of Lustria's undead Dead Water (~25 pages) Brief History of the Burn Face Tribe of Savage Orcs (~1 page) Song of the Old Ones My WIP attempt at Lizardmen religious poetry Untied Pieces Skaven Short Stories I wrote (archive of Scalenex’s Under-Empire short story contest entries) Lizardmen Short Stories I wrote (archive of Scalenex’s Lustria-Online short story contest entries) The Least Successful Dark Elf Invasion in History (comedy piece) Unauthorized Spawning of Bob Parody (comics and a short story all to lampoon Bob!) Skink Chief: Skink Chief released a multi-part story of an risky attempt to resettle Quezta, the Defiled City called the Second Coming. Slanputin: Slanputin has written a five-part ongoing piece called Lord Xhaltan. He wrote also wrote a short story, promised to turn into a collection of short stories. He posted his old contest entry as a stand alone piece. The comic Business Raptor and he intends to expand on that as well Tempest's Bulletin you just got to read this. Spawning of Bob: Spawning of Bob was first known for his hilarious comics, but his written saga the The Legions of Los'tmabo'tl got more views than any other fluff thread on L-O. Bob has decided to make a whole series based on The Legions of Los'tmabo'tl and is working on several epic “semi-illustrated” comedy adventures. While Spawning of Bob is known for his funny pieces, he is sadly a pariah in the L-O community for his role in the death of L-O handsomest moderator. Since he made poor Scalenex make his comic index for him, Scalenex finally snapped and went on a killing spree before being gunned down over a bridge by the National Guard. Sadly, Bob will have to become a moderator and take over the management of the Tactica Index. Comics End Times FAQ Friends of Bob Wisdom of the Old Ones: Weapon Tips and Rules Wisdom of the Old Ones: Special Rules Wisdom of the Old Ones: Keeping Lustrian Warbeasts Wisdom of the Old Ones: Nerfed or Not Wisdom of the Old Ones: Army Lists and Troop Types Wisdom of the Forumites: Cold-Blooded Probability Winter Olympiad 2014 Learning about Australustria Get in Shape! Least Successful Skaven Invasions Bob sends warm holiday wishes: New Year, Easter, Easter sequel,,Easter 2016, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (x3) Storm of Magic Aptitude Test Know Your Enemy Parallel Universes Spawning of Bob: The Pilot Episode Bob reaches out to the bleak undead Bob reaches out to the filthy backstabbing Skaven. Fanfiction: The Hatching of the Spawning of Bob (contains expletive) Bob walks us through the art process "Sigmarite" Cartoon Extinction, Age of Sigmar conversion woes. Breaksit Lizardmen puns Illustrated Guides Review of Seraphon Book Tactica on the Statistics of common 8th Ed rolls Writing Both pieces center around the globe trotting adventures of Spawning of Bob's signature characters hilarious adventures as they end up interacting with all the Prodigals Races. False Moon War (Complete novel with illustrations) Bob and company team up with ogres and battle Chaos. Great War Against Chaos (Complete novel) Bob and company traverse the lands of humans and accidentally save the Empire. Scourge of the Empire (Complete novel) Though the Great War Against Chaos is done, Chaos itself is never done. Collection of Bob's Short Stories (mostly Skaven so far) but don't let that prejudice you from reading them. Catastrophic Failure standalone short story Deep Patrol, Fanfic for Tlac'Natai the Observer's literary universe Blood Bowl fluff meets regular fluff? Is such a thing possible? Fool's End, Bob's response to the L-O 2016 April Fool's Joke Conjunction, A short account of early cataclysm. Game of Scales, Part Two Stahlax: Stahlax has a nice ongoing piece blurring the line between between fiction and army fluff. The Constellation of the Desert, Suhulia's Tale. Sudaj: Sudaj wrote a WIP piece. I believe MOAR was requested @Sudaj. Also he wrote a sample short prayer Lizardmen/Seraphon might offer to the Old Ones. Thedarkfourth: The true meaning of Chaos. Long short story Lizardmen: evolution. On-going long saga Finding the Naq off-site short stories. The Mascot Temple Cities meet college antics. Alma Matter An ongoing epic about the legend of The Returned Changes in the Dark The most amazing combination between Lizardmen fluff and the noir detective genre. The Sauric Ace: The Sauric debuted in the fluff forum with his expanded description of the previously woefully undeveloped Culchan, then wrote a nice short story called "A Hunter Through the Jungle" and then another short story called "Riders and Mounts". Assorted Fluff Background Intriguing alternate Lizardmen origin story Expanded Culchan information Stories Song of the Old Ones (poem) A Hunter Through the Jungle (short story) Riders and Mounts (short story) Expeditions to the Ancients (First chapter of ongoing WIP long story) Tlac'Natai the Observer: Tlac'Natai the Observor broke his vow of observing only to compliment a fluff piece than surprised us all by revealing himself as the winner of the July-August 2015 Contest. Now he is expanding on his award winning desert Lizardmen with A Change of Pace. Valvorik: Valvorik has developed the Southlands extensively for use with the Warhammer Fantasy RPG including creating new WHF cultures of human tribes and nations living in the Southlands. Vampteddy: Vampteddy created the enticing WIP piece featuring the culture clash between Human explorers, a Nurgle Cult and the Lizardmen. Warden: Warden has been a frequent entrant in our short story contests. Recently he wrote a lovely novella length piece called Ten Little Treasure Hunters Never Lie to a Samurai. Short story in an alternate Lizardmen setting. General Fluff info for Warden's Samurai Lizardmen Wolfwerty33: Wolfwerty has a intringuing primer piece Starfall Shard Xholankha the lost one: Our newest occupant of the author index, the Lost One jas entered the January-February 2016 and then posted his "anonymous" piece it's own thread with every intention of expanding on his literary universe. Many eagerly await his next installments. Y'ttar Scaletail: This rat in disguise stalwart lizard has been participating in our short story contests for some time. A Story of the Stars, reposted short story. Those Left Behind reposted short story Cold reposted short story from contest about the bound between Cold One and rider The Hunger reposted short story about Lizardmen practicing cannibalism Slave to the Sword reposted short story about a Daemon bound to a sword Among the Dust, a genre defying piece that mixes the Wild West genre with Warhammer fluff, with contribution from other illustrious writers. The Archives This is for story pieces written years ago by members that (to my knowledge) do not still peruse our forum. The links are quite old (dating to 7th edition or even 6th edition), but the stories are excellent. Since the original authors are unlikely to see your comments there is not a lot of reason to practice thread necromancy here unless you want to expand on an unfinished story or write a sequel to someone else's work. If a writer reveals him or herself as a current member I'll move the link to main section. I am not currently planning to retire inactive writer's links to this section though. Balak, the Harbringer of Ruin: Short bio for a very tragic Saurus warrior (my favorite kind!). It'd be nice if someone picked this up and expanded on it. "Bo-te-huini": Short and sweet piece about a Skink Chief's hunt for Cold One eggs. "Lizardmen Story": Short and sweet piece about a Human raiding party getting what's coming to them in the jungle. Revered Guardian's Army Fluff: Revered Guardian hasn't posted in the forum as far as I can tell, but he is the first L-O to put major effort into developing his army's fluff, creating the first high traffic thread in the fluff subforum. Sealterbloind's Prophet of Destruction: While Sealterbloind hasn't been on our forum in a long time, she was once well known for her fantastic painting. She also wrote a nice fluff piece for her custom special character, the Prophet of Destruction. Tezcat the Banished One: A long time a writer who hasn't been seen in a long time started a piece involving a rogue Old One. It remains unfinished but the story is very enticing. Maybe some one will read it and decide to finish it. The Glitterspines of Xilixi: Interesting old army fluff for some literally golden lizards. Well thought out to the point of being highly technical. The works of Skink3000: Skink3000 debuted on the fluff forum with a nice short story involving Lizardmen fighting naval warfare called The Theft of the Plaque of the Tzeletan Star. Then he wrote a somewhat longer piece called The Outcast's Return. I do not know if he meant to write more, or if this piece is actually complete. A Skink goes on an existing quest to reach the sought after location, but the story stops abruptly and lacks a victorious coming home segment where the outcast actually returns.