Competition: Fog Of War

Fog Of War

The battlefield is a visceral place. Mud, blood, and smoke often choke the glorified scenes we see on all those historical holovids. Besides all that, not everything is flash and action. There are long days and nights, watching and waiting, fighting against the misery that comes with the deprivations offered by the conditions. What does your character do in these scenarios? How do they handle it all?

In a minimum of 500 words, write a story of your character in the midst of such a battlefield. It can be the action-packed scenes we’re so familiar with, simple camp life, or trudging through the jungle on some unnamed planet. Your enemy should be one that your character would realistically be fighting, be it Collective or some flavor of foe unique to your Clan.

Details and Grading

  • Preferred submission is PDF format, but Word docs and text-box submissions will also be accepted. Google Doc links will NOT be accepted.
  • Grading will be done in accordance with the Fiction Grading Rubric.
  • Use of other people’s characters is permitted, but make sure you have their permission to do so.
  • Adult content is permitted, but do NOT publish the submission if it includes such content. A friendly warning to the organizer is recommended.
  • Second Level Crescents will be available to the top three placements, and Clusters of Ice will be applied in accordance with individual word counts.
Competition Information
Organized by
Corsair Qyreia Arronen
Running time
2019-04-06 until 2019-05-05 (about 1 month)
Ends in
16 days (2019-05-05 23:59:59 UTC/18:59:59 EST)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Second Level Crescents and Clusters of Ice as per VOICE guidelines
21 subscribers, of which 3 have already participated.