The year is 1618.
Various European states are at war, not only with each other but with themselves. Protestantism sweeps through France leaving a path of insurgency, chaos and doubt in its wake. It is a time of turmoi,l and....... Wait a minute. I am not the one writing this story. You are!
The idea is simple: We of the AARland Advocate present a writing contest with the following prizes to win.
First prize: a Collectors' Edition copy of Europa Universalis III
Second and Third: EUIII T-shirts
Fourth and Fifth: EUIII mousepads
Not to mention bragging rights!
The rules are simple as well: Look at the screenshots you find below and write your own story around them. Use between 500 and 1000 words and let your creativity and writing skills go wild!
The deadline is the 29th of December. Within a week the five best stories will be chosen by the Advocate team and posted in a poll in the AARland mainforum. You, the reader will decide which of them will win the contest.
Your entry can be PM-ed to me, Catknight, KuzuX, Coz1 and Iron Chef.
The full thread + screenies can be found here.