Kingdom of Dawn Player-Written Book Contest Winners! The Kingdom of Dawn would first like to thank several generous citizens of Baja, DJ Sandman of Whispering Rose Radio, and UO Resources.com for donating gold to the prize fund which totaled 10 Million Gold Pieces. We would also like to thank the judges, who shall remain anonymous, and the contestants who entered the contest. A total of 13 books entries were received. Baja has some excellent writers! The winner of the Grand Duchess’s Choice Award is Ga’kuct, Mayor of PaxLair, PaxLair Statehood on Chesapeake. His entry is Pykdure Buuk (Picture Book) and the prize is 1,312,500 gold pieces. His book is brilliant, very creative and has to be “read” to be believed. Mayor Ga’kuct is a role-played orc and you will find a translation next to his book. The winners in the history category are: 1st place - Xylan by James the AnimalTamer of Mage Tower [MT] 2nd place - The Healer by Blix [MT] 3rd place – The Ancients by The Avatar of Fangs of Fenrir [F^F] Honorable Mentions are Relinquished by Madame Nephthys [MT] & Diabolical Thoughts by Paige Turner [MT] There was only one entry in the essay category. We thank the contestant for the excellent book but no prize money will be awarded in this category. The winners in the guide category are: 1st place – Be A Tamer? By James the Animal Tamer [MT] 2nd place – Taming Dragons by Silkon of Fairhaven Village [FHV] The winners in the poetry category are: Songs and Limericks by James the Animal Tamer [MT] The Dream by Adam Darkmoon of Protector of the S#A [PSA] The prizes are: 1st – 1,312,500 gold pieces and one heritage token 2nd – 1,000,000 gold pieces and one token for a soulstone fragment 3rd – 750,000 gold pieces and a rare black or white plant of your choice grown in the Dawn Greenhouse Honorable Mention – 500,000 gold pieces and a rare black or white plant of your choice grown in the Dawn Greenhouse. The response to the contest was very good, and we will be holding another one in the future, only it will have a theme. The Royal Council Kingdom of Dawn -------------------------------The following is an excerpt from Songs and Limericks by James Revenge on a PK Now I’ve had an escape that was narrow Through is body I send one more arrow What was mine and now his Shall be mine, and now ‘tis and I’ll bury his bones in a barrow. ------------------------------- Pykdure Buuk by Ga'kuct Sara's Note: I needed help translating this book, Governor Winfield, PaxLair Statehood, Chesapeake, was kind enough to provide the following information: "The author is obviously an orc, and most orcs can not write, they can only draw pictures. The book describes, in picture form, how the orcs believe their weapons (wompir) are given to them by the war gods. This shows some belief in a higher deity. Orcs obviously kill elves (Ilidz) and cut off their heads. The orcs kill kobolds (Furrie) by shooting them in the eyes. Orcs also kill humans (Humiez) by chopping them in half. The orcs also like gold (Shiniez). Orcs also like to get female orcs (Feo-orkies). In the end, the orcs believe they win. The book describes the history and nature of the orcs. While not in detail, it is an accurate history." This is Gak. Wargods give Gak a mace. Wargods give Gak a bow. Gak kills elves. These are heads. Gak kills animals by shooting them in the eye. Gak kills humans by cutting them in half. Gak gets shineys (gold), lots of shineys. Gak gets female orcs. Beautiful female orc. Gak Wins!