I haven’t forgotten that I hinted at a “Mother Maiden” OC contest. Just to keep the interested….interested, here’s how I’m planning to break it down:
NOTE: the contest has NOT begun, and will not do so for a few weeks yet. This is simply to give any interested parties time to start conceiving ideas. I will announce a start date well in advance.
There will be a one-month period (likely in summer, so people won’t be tied down with school) where people can submit their character ideas. These ideas will be set into categories.
1: Huntsmen/Huntresses (individual or teams, Academy Students or Professionals)
2: New Path personnel (Pathfinders, State Security members, Science division officers, Mantle Night Life figures (think Las Vegas) “Surveyors,” the Secret SpecOps personnel, or Liberated Faunus) These can be righteous souls or complete bastards, it’s up to you how their personality will flow.
Note: please try to refrain from having them desert: Loyalty to a cause can trump personal feelings more often than not.
3: Red Fang members (either ex-White Fang converts or Shalim Cultists, and note that these are not limited to the period immediately after the fall of Beacon.)
4: Sweeney Members (who could be Huntsmen Academy students or professionals, Criminals, Ex-Red Fang, Deserters from the New Path, armed citizens of Vale and Vacuo, etc.)
5: The People of Remnant: These could be ordinary civilians or members of some of the groups I’ve created, for example: Mistral Skirmishers, Mistral Armed forces, Vale Rangers, Knights of Mantle, Humanity First, The White Paw, Arc Clan or Nikos Clan members, etc. Organizations you created yourself are also welcome, provided background info is presented.
This category can double as Sweeney members, if placed correctly in the timeline.
When submitting your character ideas, please, please, PLEASE be as descriptive as possible, particularly of their appearance and weapons. If you cannot provide images of the character themselves, please provide as many references as you can. If you’re using an image someone else has drawn for you, make sure you have permission from the original artist first.
now, what would a contest be without a prize? There will be three places:
Third Place: a drawing by me of their OC.
Second Place: a drawing by me of their OC, and a drawing of their favorite canon RWBY character
First Place: OC drawing, Fave Character drawing, and a drawing of a scene of their choice and description, be it from the canon series or a scene they conceive set in the AU. (No “Adult content.”
All three will also become “Canon” characters in the AU.
Now, to avoid spamming of a single category ( IE, everyone submitting Huntsmen, and so forth), there must be at least two submissions to each category in order for the contest to move ahead. I know more than ten people are interested in this, so I will look forward to what you conceive of.
- Four characters, no more. Huntsman teams count as one entity, but only one team per participant: the other three have to be individuals. And all four members of the team have to have Bios of their own.
-Seasonal Maidens are out of bounds. They are already characters in the AU (Pyrrha’s one of them, and so is her mother.) Characters affiliated with them (like Pyrrha’s father, or agents of Ozpin) are allowed, however.
-No one assassinates Butler, Heydrich, Salem, Cinder, Raven or Adam. I’m sorry, I know you want to put a power-fist through their foreheads, but their fates are already in place, don’t worry.
-Any members of Families must have the family name in their own: an Arc is an Arc, a Nikos a Nikos. You can combine their names (Liakada Nikos-Arc, for example) but they must have the family name in their own.
-Relations with main characters are allowed (within reason) but try to avoid “long lost siblings” and so forth. One of Qrow and Taiyang’s old Huntsmen associates, Ruby and Yang’s friends, Blake’s old White Fang pals, etc.
-Relations with characters in the AU are allowed (again, within reason) for example, Lia’s classmates at Beacon or JJ’s associates in the NP Science division, or Pyrrha’s office co-workers at the HOC. HOWEVER, No one “rescues” JJ or convinces him to turn away: he’s going to have to figure that out on his own. And please, no one submit Sucre’s father…I want that left alone.
I WILL BE ADDING TO /CHANGING THIS. THIS IS NOT THE FINAL DRAFT.
But I hope this has whetted everyone’s appetite!
Comments are appreciated. Stay tuned!