The Dead Planet Contest
Destroying a planet is taboo. Submitting a planet that's already destroyed is something else entirely. To enter the Dead Planet Contest, use the Planet or Location templates to create the remnants of a planet. Maybe it's a post-apocalyptic wasteland, home to a few survivors. Maybe your fleet melted the planet's crust. Maybe all that’s left is an asteroid field.
The contest will run from June 2nd to June 16th.
1) The planet or moon cannot be SW canon/Legends canon.
2) Previously approved submissions are ineligible; a place mentioned in your own RP but never submitted is fair game.
3) The destroyed planet must be usable by the community in some way: ruins to loot, resources to mine, land to reclaim, etc. Consider using the Points of Interest section for this.
4) Your character may have been involved in the planet’s destruction, though implausible things like 'I personally burned this entire planet with the Force’ won't get through the Codex judging process. Other writers’ characters/companies/factions may have been involved, but only with explicit consent.
5) Tread very lightly around superweapons, especially the most powerful and iconic ones. 'We deployed an orbital nightcloak and the planet froze to death over time' would be acceptable. 'The Death Star destroyed this moon 850 years ago, and for some odd reason it didn't get rebuilt with the rest' would be acceptable. 'I built a Death Star or a Sun Crusher and destroyed this planet' would NOT be acceptable.
6) Staff and Codex Judges are ineligible.
7) Community members may volunteer to help judge the contest. Volunteers cannot make submissions to the contest. To volunteer, PM Ashin Varanin AND Mahet.
8) Contest entries will be judged mainly on originality and effort.
9) All entries must be fully submitted and approved in the Codex by no later than June 16th.
10) All entries must have "Dead Planet Contest" in their submission title.
The grand prize winner may choose one of these two rewards:
- NEW RESTRICTED MATERIAL SOURCE. Your contest entry becomes a source of phrik, cortosis, beskar, stygium, or void stone (select one).
- INSTANT MAJOR FACTION STATUS. Your contest entry becomes one of the three starting planets for your very own Major Faction, regardless of all normal thresholds for Major Faction status. The planet location may not reside within an area already claimed by another major faction.
Up to three runners-up may be selected. A runner-up’s contest entry will become the setting for a future Friday Night RP or Event.
Questions pertaining to the Contest can be asked here in this thread. Good luck everyone!
The following are the entries listed in order of approval.
Nycteria the Whispering Planet by Kirie
Krekinga Prime by B'Kik
Hollowend by Seydon of Arda
Katosh by The Matador
Khomos Major by Antherion
T-ANJD-67Y by Yuroic Xeraic
Akeldama by Amelia Sorenn-Syrush
Ionus by Amelia Sorenn-Syrush
Crion by Amelia Soreen-Syrush
Pherux by Antherion
Umriid by Zaiden James-Greyson