Competition: [Retake Sepros]A Moment of Reflection

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[Retake Sepros]A Moment of Reflection

Prompt

In the heat of battle, or by comparison, the moments before the storms of combat, sometimes only a few words will come to mind. Sometimes this can be in the form of lengthy poems, limericks or sonnets. Sometimes something as brief as a haiku can come to mind.

In that vein of thought, you have been tasked with crafting a trio of haikus to help serve as brief inspiration or introspection in the final moments before you travel to the surface of Urias Orian's former throne world.

The haiku can touch upon the nature of the force, the Clan, or the nature of War.


If you need a brief refresher on haikus you can take a look at the Shadow Academy course on the subject.


Rules

  • Poems must be comprised of three haiku poems

  • You may devote one of the three haiku poems to each subject or all to any one subject: The Force, the nature of war, or the nature of the Force

  • Have fun


Grading

Grading will be based 40% on mechanics (following the Haiku formula), 10% on how you address the subject/subjects and 50% on creativity and originality.

Competition Information
Parent Competition
Clan Naga Sadow presents: Redemption and Honor
Organized by
Warlord Bentre Sadow, Battlelord Tasha'Vel Versea, Augur Ashia Kagan Keibatsu
Running time
2019-12-09 until 2020-01-13 (about 1 month)
Target Unit
Clan Naga Sadow
Competition Type
Fiction
Awards
Third Level Crescents and Clusters of Ice as per VOICE guidelines
Participants
6 subscribers, of which 6 have participated.
Results
Member
Warlord Ciara Tearnan Rothwell Tarentae
Textual submission

Sorrow a first step
along the way of seven
the home of Sadow

Through their suffering
they will learn of impotence
and we – dominion

But the void calls still
for blood, fire, steel and stone
taunting, hungering

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Inspired by the Temples of Orian and CNS' return to the Temple of Sorrow.

Placement
1st place
Member
Master Zsarion Bloodfyre
Textual submission

Sadow habitat.
Intertwine upon Sepros.
Become one of them.

Rage unimpeded.
Sith cultivate emotion.
Darkness is rising.

I will devour.
The Collective will suffer.
Yridia repaid.

Placement
2nd place
Member
Savant Xolarin
Textual submission

On Tarthos we won
Although both sides lost many
But that battle's done

On to Urias
With so much to gain and lose
Our foes so pious

Fear, anger fuel us
Pride and farsight assure us
Home is upon us

Placement
3rd place
Member
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
File submission
3714-momentofreflection.txt
Textual submission

a song of leaving
where the ancient throne decays
one most never hear

jungle world, our home
we'll harness this place's heart
and sharpen our teeth

history our template
but with eyes toward the dusk
Rise, Naga Sadow

Placement
4th place
Member
Warlord Takagari "DarkHawk" KogaRyu
File submission
A moment of Reflection.pdf
Placement
No placement
Member
Warlord Ashura Isradia Sadow
Submission
Warlord Ashura Isradia Sadow opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement