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6th-Apr-2013 08:53 pm(no subject)

HEAR HEAR ALL CITIZENS, 'TIS THE TIME FOR MELEE RESULTS! All those who participated are to be congratulated on their valiant efforts and most admirable results. However, only those deemed by the people as most worthy shall gather their prize tonight. Three cheers for the victorious!

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The Icon Quest
31st-Mar-2013 05:00 pm - Chapter Six ~ Main Quest ~Voting

In the silence after the battle, it's time to count the losses, take the spoils and crown the victors.

> Vote for your three favorite icons in each category. There's a form below to make your task easier.
> The voting isn't weighed, the voting order will be used only as tie-breaker.
> Don't vote for yourself, or ask others to vote for you.
> All those who participated must vote, otherwise they won't receive their points for the challenge.
> Voting is screened and will be unscreened with the results.
> Points will be distributed once the winners are announced.
> Voting ends on April 4th.

01. 02. 03. 04. 05.
06. 07. 08. 09. 10.
11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
26. 27.

01. 02. 03. 04. 05.
06. 07. 08. 09. 10.

01. 02. 03. 04. 05.
06. 07. 08. 09. 10.
11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

01. 02. 03. 04. 05.
06. 07. 08. 09. 10.
11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
26. 27.

ETA: This questmaster obviously messed up the voting, if you could please vote again it would be lovely.
The Icon Quest
29th-Mar-2013 06:17 pm - ROYAL REMINDER ♕ ENTER CHAPTER SIX!
Greetings, adventurers!

I come to remind you about Chapter Six, our Melee challenge! Since it has voting, there needs to be a deadline, which is tomorrow.


Heroes, Wizards, Bards and Rogues are all welcome to participate in this event. Information, rules and submissions at this post. Best of luck to all!
The Icon Quest
15th-Mar-2013 03:08 pm - CHAPTER SIX ~ MAIN QUEST

It's been looming behind your back, quietly, a weightless heaviness, but you've only brushed it off with a laugh. What's to fear, with so much to do and see, places to go, people to meet?

Unattended to, it's grown and grown, darker and powerful, and it's now ready to make their move. The fun and games cease when you meet your enemy for the first time. Will you rise to the challenge?

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The Icon Quest
3rd-Mar-2013 02:34 am - KING'S SPEECH ♕ THE CHAIR DANCE
Greetings, adventurers!

As you've been told in this post, we'll be having a shake up in our Guilds, and it's starting today.

Those who haven't yet participated in the Icon Quest, having zero points, will receive a notice soon. You'll have one more week to earn points and not be kicked from your guild (please notice we're talking about the Guild only, and not the Icon Quest! There will be no one kicked from this realm as long as I have my moustache!)

This is also your chance to change Guilds if you're unsatisfied with yours, or are simply looking for new airs. Please leave a comment in this post if you wish to move to another Guild by next week. Comments are screened! Please notice you CANNOT choose which guild you'll be in, we'll randomize and redistribute the players in between the guilds.

Players who are removed can comment to the same post above if they want to try again, but once more, there's only a chance they'll end up in the same Guild.

Any question you might have, doubt, or issue you believe must be adressed, please leave me a comment and I'll do my best to answer in a timely fashion.

It's also the last day where you can set up your shop in Market grounds for free, so run!

The one week countdown begins now, adventurer! Chop chop!

The Icon Quest
16th-Feb-2013 11:16 pm - KING'S SPEECH ♕FREE SHOPS!
Greetings, adventurers!

I come here today bearing splendid news for those interested in business and shopping at the The Roy G. Biv Market, the IconQuest Marketplace!

The market adminisooooooooooooooooshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhfshhhhhhhhhhpeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee




*taps microphone*

-- AHEM. Apologies for the slight microphone malfunction. They don't always go together with moustaches, unfortunately, and sometimes get tangled. Too tangled.

As I was saying, the Roy G. Biv Market administration has been running up and down preparing a surprise for you! Have you been wanting to open a shop to sell your talents, but thought the opening fees too steep?

Worry no more: new shop openings will be free during the next two weeks. That's right, the opening fees will be ZERO during weeks #33 and #34. It's your chance to open your shop, free of cost!

Put your shop together and sign up in this post. Please present the coupon below when signing up, so we know you're participating on the promotion.

For those who have ALREADY opened a shop, there's no need to feel slighted: we're also waiving the next two month's worth of rent for you.

Start your business now and give everyone a chance of buying your fantastic work or any other goodies you might want to sell. I hope many of you participate, it's time to have the marketplace bustling with colors and activity once more.

Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below, and have fun selling and buying!

The Icon Quest
After a long, cold and dreary winter, the Castle of a Hundred Square Pixels is once again scurrying with clerks, arms full of papers to file and work to finish! New births and immigrants have been tallied, the Roy G. Biv Market administration has been hard at work clearing up the market grounds, and the historians of the Iconliseum have been burning the midnight oil documenting the glorious battles that have been fought.

The groundhog has not seen his shadow today. The earlier buds of spring are blooming. And The Icon Quest is back full force!

As of now, all backlogged points should be updated, so please check yours as soon as possible to make sure they are correct, and come back to us if you find any mistakes. To avoid spamming, there won't be comments in each individual thread, but they shall start again from here onwards. Ichronicles, the Icon Quest Newsletter, shall start running again weekly to mark the beginning of each new week.

A huge thank you to all of those who offered to help at these fair lands, there were many and this questmaster is happy to see how many of you care about this community! A couple have already been approached to handle some tasks around the realm, and are working full time to deliver you a nice experience, but an honest, special heartfelt thanks to each one who volunteered. If it's necessary, this Questmaster might bother you asking for more help from the list above, in case you're still interested.

We're also planning to have a Guild clean-up and re-match in a month's time, to balance the number of active player in all guilds. All those who signed up prior to January 1st, 2013, and still have zero points by March 2nd, will be dismissed from their guilds. This is to open up space for active new players or ones who wish to switch guilds. More information on guild changing will be given by then. Please use this month to have some fun participating and avoid being de-guilded.

Some of the Chapter Five mystery bags seem to ahve been taken down, if yours was one of them and you can't access it, please let me know through a comment or a PM so I can re-send it to you!

Feel free to use this post to ask any questions, deliver any complaints, clear any doubts you might have about any of the above, or bring us notice of mistakes you might have found in your points or anywhere else.

A new chapter should be up in two weeks time. Keep your eyes and ears peeled and let's make some icons!

The Icon Quest
23rd-Dec-2012 07:03 pm - Chapter Five ~ Sidequest One

Making the best of what's given to you indeed: sometimes the adventurer can't escape their path. A long way from home, deep into the dark forest, the only way to cross is through a great pool of... screencaps? Face the challenge, prove your worth, and the pool shall let you pass.

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Lads and Ladies! I apologize for having to present you with a King's Speech already but I just need to pass this PSA.

Due to there seeming to be a maximum amount of pigeons I can send off in a given day (pigeon labor laws, who knew such a thing existed?!) there may be a possibility that your bag will be sent through a comment. You will be replied to with a generic comment that reads:

Greetings, adventurer! This is a temporary comment which will be edited in a few short moments to include your mystery bag! If you have any troubles receiving your bag through this method please let me know through the question thread above or the new comment I will leave you at your thread.

The comment will then be screened and edited to include a link to your mystery bag. Provided you receive LJ notifications via e-mail all should be well but should you not be able to access your bag then please send me a message or reply to my (unscreened) comment.

Thank you for your patience, adventurers! I most certainly hope you enjoying your bags!

As a reminder, one day is left for you to throw your name into the ring for apprenticeship. :{D

3rd-Dec-2012 11:47 pm - Chapter Five ~ Main Quest

Whichever is the path chosen, every hero has their tools. Says the legend, however, the sword chooses its owner, and not the other way around. Knowing how to pick your weapons is a hard earned skill, yes. And so is learning to make the best of what's given to you. Might be a burden, might be the best gift you've ever got. Sword or dagger, staff or flute, learn how to wield your weapon, adventurer, and your path to glory will follow suit.

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The Icon Quest is looking for helpers! If you're interested, please leave a comment here. The chosen Apprentices will be contacted soon. :{)
The Icon Quest

Do excuse me if my mustache is not on its best behavior this evening, you see it got a bit wet from all of my tears upon seeing this. To those who nominated either myself or theiconquest and voted, thank you so very much! It means the world! Thank you. Gracias. Arigato. Danke. Grazie. Sasibo. Takk. This Quest Master very much hopes you continue to enjoy your adventure here!

Now for something a little more business oriented. With the holidays approaching and this castle just being much bigger then ever anticipated, it may be time to bring on some assistance for more than just my mustache grooming purposes! Could that person be you? Well please continue reading.

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Therefore, if you would like to take a seat to either my left or right here on the throne, please do not hesitate to comment with your name below. You may receive a PM if there are any inquiries. As stated above, all that is asked is a familiarity with google spreadsheets, a knack for discretion, and patience. Experience in ruling over a kingdom (or community) is preferred but not required. Please feel free to tell us a little about yourself. Whether you have 2 points or a thousand points, you are able to leave your name. This post will stay open until Wednesday December 5th.

Do not take it personally if you are not asked on board. 2013 is just around the corner and who knows what that year has in store for the castle grounds and beyond! Have a great day, m'adventures. Happy Questing, as always!

The Icon Quest
15th-Nov-2012 12:40 pm - KING'S SPEECH ♕ NOTICE
Greetings, Adventurers!

Let me first apologize for the delay of things around the castle. It comes down quite a few things, some things that were out of my hands and others that were. My sincerest apologies! A few things will still be up in the air for the near future, and it is with this information that I thought best to put the castle on a short furlough!

Everyone is still free to continue to enter all of the open quests at the moment, this gives many a time to catch up or finish up sets. You're still free to participate in battles as well. However, points, profiles (sign-ups*), and so on will not resume until Dec 1st. You must still abide by weekly deadlines on quests (a new week starts every Saturday at 11pm EST). Along with giving your Liege Lord some time to tie up loose ends, you're also free to take this time to participate in numerous other activities going around Livejournal Land** at the moment. This is also a great time to re-kindle with your guild. ;)

Again, I am most sincerely sorry for this but I do hope you all understand! The second leg of the first chronicle will commence on Dec 1st with Chapter 5!

Happy Questing and/or Resting!


* Those who have signed up are still able to participate in quests, even without their profile set up.
** If I may suggest the abundance of activities being hosted at wonderous_stuff for Icon Appreciation Month!
The Icon Quest
21st-Oct-2012 12:31 am - CHAPTER FOUR ~ SIDE QUEST

The road seems shorter than it is, even if the end is nowhere in sight, because all around you there's inspiration. Another crossroad, and this time the path splits up in four different ones... different, but paralell. In sidequest two, Heroes, Bards, Wizards and Rogues will each make their way down their own paths. Do they lead to the same end?

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The Icon Quest
11th-Oct-2012 12:26 am - CHAPTER FOUR ~ SIDE QUEST

The adventure path twists and turns and leaves you in a crossroad: which way to choose? The gritty, dirty, mysteriously exciting path, or the road covered in fog, bright lights and deep shadows? In this challenge, you must again pick a side, and it shall define the kind of icons you'll make. Look inside your heart, adventurer, and you'll find the right path for you.

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The Icon Quest
25th-Sep-2012 10:45 pm - Chapter Four ~ Main Quest

Many paths lead to and through an adventure. Can you follow them all at the same time? Not in this Chapter! Your icons for this challenge need to be extreme, all or nothing, crazy or nada. Pick a side and make your icons represent it entirely. Nothing lukewarm, so-so, let's-meet-in-the-middle. Make a stand, make a statement and start on your path.

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The Icon Quest
10th-Sep-2012 10:25 pm - Chapter Three ~ Sidequest

Sometimes change comes and you don't even notice. Sometimes change comes harshly, tearing past and future apart. Your icons must show a clear divide or separation. It can be horizontal, vertical, shaped, however you manage to do them, but there must be at least two distinct and noticeable areas in your icon.

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The Icon Quest
1st-Sep-2012 04:59 pm - Chapter Three ~ Sidequest

Change comes, but not always in an obvious way. Sometimes it sneaks up on you, slowly, until it's unmistakably there and you've barely even noticed.

For this challenge you'll make a gradation, but with icons. Two icons with two predominant colors (i.e. red/blue), or different tones of the same color (i.e. pastel yellow/vibrant yellow), will be on each end of your set. The icons in the middle will make a soft gradation from the color in one end to color in the other. You can make each icon with a predominant color, slice your icons with different colors on each half and pass the colors on to the next, or something else you think of (be creative!).

Each gradient set must have a minimum of 5 (five) icons. Use no more than three colors in the same set (no rainbows this time!)

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The Icon Quest
Greetings, adventurers! Many a subjects, hopefully relevant to your interests, shall be discussed today. I ask you to please read this and share your thoughts :{) Apologies beforehand for the long wall of text!

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I'd also like to thank everyone who has answered our survey, your input is muchly appreciated. Apologies once more for all the text, and I hope this clarified some issues. Any further questions or anything you have to say, please leave a comment and you'll be answered as soon as possible.


The Icon Quest
20th-Aug-2012 06:47 pm - CHAPTER THREE ~ MAIN QUEST

The only constant in life is change, it's been said. Even more true in a path of adventure. This time your icons must show how you, or your work, or your loved characters, have changed. For this challenge, choose a class and make the minimum amount of icons based on the provided requirements, all of which are based off the theme of Before and After.

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The Icon Quest
Greeting lads and ladies! We hope ye are fairing well this day! Please gather round as there is much to discuss! The castle grounds have been open to adventurers for over a month now, and we have two full chapters under our belt. Some adventurers have been here from the beginning and others are more recent. Whatever the amount of time you've been here, your feedback is eagerly awaited, encouraged and appreciated.

Castle Schedule
In the past week or so, unexpected Real Life Troubles (mythical creatures rearing their ugly five heads now and then) have arisen behind the scenes, keeping the Icon Quest from being properly tended to. Many apologies for any delays that might have happened, but more than that we appreciate the patience from all parties! Worry not, however: things have been fixed and should be back to a regular pace from now on.

Speaking of regular pace, after two chapters we seem to have found our balance and a good stride to march to, in terms of schedule. We hope with this guideline you'll know when to expect things, understand how and when they work, and also have grounds for complaints if we don't keep up with it.

[Click for schedule]
ASAP/As It Happens
- Pidgeon Mail (PMs)
- Questions in question threads
- Pageamod comments
- Fortune teller's booth
- Main/Side Quests

Twice to Thrice A Week
- Point updating on the spreadsheet (challenges, battles, pimps, shops, etc)
- Point reviewing (let me know if you notice a mistake in your points!)
- Shop openings

- Sidebar Rankings
- Ichronicles (with Lottery, Ads)
- Editing Profiles (user requested edits) and Masterlists (castle/guilds)
- Sign Ups (though anyone is free to participate even if their profile hasn't been set up)

- New Chapter
- Player profiles (to take place between the one/two week break between the end of one chapter and beginning of a new one).
There are still some leftover profiles from the end of Chapter One, but everything should be up to date with information from Chapters One and Two before the beginning of Chapter Three.

Answering specific questions and/or PMs is the topmost priority, which is why we encourage sending a PM if by any chance you have not received a response within 48 hours. I'd only like to point out that, if your answering is taking a bit too long, it might be because a decision is still being made on the topic, depending on the nature of the question. Some questions need a bit more musing and moustache-twirling than others!

If it is something really time sensitive and you've seen me out and about, feel free to send a PM within 24 hours or even an email (theiconquest@gmail.com). This cannot be emphasized enough! You won't be a bother or annoying, and if you don't feel like making your identity known, leave an anonymous comment at Letter to the King (page-a-mod post, can be found at the Castle).

We understand your eagerness to see everything up and quickly updated, and we'll try our best to attend to your troubles and expectations, but please have a little patience and keep in mind there are things outside (and even inside) this realm we can't control.

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Thank you for your time in filling out the poll and/or survey. We truly hope you've enjoyed your time here and continue to enjoy your time here. Please know any and all critism is always welcomed. Thank you for your patience again with any delays that have happened the past week. A new chapter awaits us in four days time. :)

The Icon Quest
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