You’ve seen Crown Tournaments year after year. K&Q Competitions… been there, seen that. BUT, you’ve never seen anything like the Great Quintavian Iron Scribe Competition*!
You know scribes are always on a deadline. You know scribes are always battling curled paper, gold that won’t stick, ink blobs, and sleep deprivation.
But have you seen them in neck-and-neck races to the finish line?
If we’re going to do battle and work fast, we may as well have fun with it.
How will this competition work, you ask? Here are the descriptions and rubrics:
We’re playing for fun, not for profit. If you’re in it to win it, well, good on you but the rest of us are going to have fun and enjoy the day. There are judges and points, but we all know this is a subjective exercise. Sloppy work is no good for either scribes or recipients. This is as much about strategic planning as it is about speed.
Will this be a spectator sport? Well, how much do you like watching paint dry? Everyone is welcome to join the camaraderie, and it should be an entertaining time. But if you bump the table while someone is working, you may have to answer to the marshals…
Will you taste the sweet joy of the perfect acanthus leaf and the balanced S? Or will you suffer the agony of the crooked line and the smear? Only one way to find out!
If the pen is mightier than the sword, then this may be the Mightiest Competition Ever*!
*With the exception of last year’s competition…
Links: Event announcement link
Brought to you by The Shire of Quintavia,
and Marieta Charay, Event Steward
10:56 am 11/20: Editor note – this article has been updated to correct the Google Form for registration.