Path of Exile Talent Competition
I'm planning some fanfiction to enter, but since multiple entries are allowed, and one of my talents is writing rambling critical/speculative essays at 3AM, here's one: https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/eofwlf/been_thinking_about_the_atlas_whoops_i_wrote_an/
Last edited by GameCat2G on Jan 15, 2020, 5:23:00 PM
on Jan 15, 2020, 5:22:47 PM
Of the Templar and the Witch
In the hours dark and gloom
The witch over her cauldron stood.
A flower with such hidden thorns that no man could ever hold,
Her delicate frame and timid looks,
save but the ones that she forsook
Her former comrades, brothers in arms, bandits, which given the chance, jumped at the prospect of slitting each other’s throat
Years of friendship all for naught – swapped for the honor of being the only “lord”.
That these woods would shelter.
Beside her cauldron, within her wooden walls, she patiently waited for the one she had sent to dispose
Kraityn, the King of Rats, who dwelled east of the Chamber of Sins, and with his death her reign was to begin. A new ally had emerged, exiled from Oriath, so fortuitous
For her that he a Shadow was.
From her lieutenants she had heard the Oriathan made her former comrade bite the dust.
A trusty stab from distance safe, and on the forest floor Oak bled to death.
For that to her private dwellings she had him escorted. There her new champion was… amply rewarded.
Thus for the promise of power and bodily lust, the temptress had won the Shadows trust.
A grizzly sight lay next to her
Three corpses – in life they were men of bodies strong, in death – they were to become invincible.
Alira weaved her magic spell; their souls forever lost in hell – their flesh ‘bout to ascend again.
She had but one final hymn to sing
To wake the ones for whom the bells had knelled.
What’s the commotion beyond the gates? Was it her Shadow that her Lieutenants greeted with shouts befitting one who sealed the fates
Of her former friends turned foes?
Twas not her champions face she saw that fateful night.
A figure clad in chainmail she caught butchering her brigands
Her most trusted men fell to an edge that flickered in the firelight
And when the armored one approached did she his features to a templar liken.
Of him the witch had also heard. Devoted, militant redeemer
Who even before Dominus refused to bow. When he was sentenced by the Templar king, ever unrepentant, he did not the slightest beg or quiver.
Now before the witch the grim crusader stood.
Many a foe had challenged her
Their heads now adorned the stakewalls.
She was not the one to fear even the ones in a desperate mood.
Her wand she grasped, and with a swing, she sent an eerie burst at him.
The crusaders' shield held most the force, but he staggered slightly, and she thought
This was to be his last mistake
She raised her hands and uttered aloud an ancient rhyme
That would turn the corpses of the fallen men around the stranger into a fiery cloud,
But at the height of her hubris she staggered as she felt
The unholy grasp of unyielding, cold, dead hands
Underestimate she did Wraeclast’s corruption. The holy man, who would have thought, had become an agent of destruction. Forbidden knowledge, long though lost, the wisdom for which she lusted most
With gestures subtle and arcane the templar roused that which was laid to rest
Alira gasped as her chosen dead rose from their sleep not by her spell, but on his behest.
The dead brought her to the ground, she crumbled under ceaseless blows
The final stroke tore out her throat and on the verge of death herself she found.
The figure spoke with accent thick
“You are thus blessed, daughter of God. He will show you what true friendship is”
Surely no one from the neighbouring tribes would ever have thought,
That the Witch of the Cauldron was by her own miscreations unwrought.
Her consciousness dwindling from this world and thus with sight beyond the earthly reach
She saw the figure clad in light by mortal eyes unseen
The sense of dread she thought she felt by her approaching fate
Was but an omen of what this man would come to incarnate.
She saw this figure, zeal made flesh, into a god transform
With aura bright like her final sight… like sunset before the storm.
Last edited by Viwaldi on Jan 15, 2020, 7:55:37 PM
on Jan 15, 2020, 6:08:29 PM
For my first submission, I originally composed and produced a remix of the Shaper and Elder themes.
It's a unique combination of synthwave / metal / and cinematic music that I hope everyone enjoys.
Here's the link:
(please use headphones for the best quality)
If you wish to view it without visualizer and on Soundcloud, here is the link for that:
Also as part of the submission is the audio visualizer preset I made. If you want, you can add it to your Wallpaper Engine library by following the link in the video description.
Last edited by Deosain on Jan 18, 2020, 9:26:36 PM
on Jan 16, 2020, 2:25:13 PM
I've made a soundtrack based on the "Memory Nexus" theme from the Synthesis league.
Soundcloud link (for better audio quality):
Youtube link (for the vfx, also made by myself)
This is my first submission and I'm very excited to be part of this event.
I really hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
on Jan 16, 2020, 9:11:26 PM
This is a map of Wraeclast, the land where the battle for control between the Elder and Shaper rages on. Caught up in the middle are the Exiles, fighting on Wraeclast and the Atlas of Worlds to keep them out.
Since I thought it would look pretty good on my wall, I had it printed on metal which looks like this:
Let me know what you think guys :)
ps: It's a pretty big file, so give it a sec it the details are blurry.
edit: gonna re-post (page 18 or 19 of this thread), Google shared link decided to screw me :p
Last edited by in_your_FACE on Jan 31, 2020, 4:07:41 AM
on Jan 17, 2020, 1:15:36 PM
Yeah fellow music producers o7
Congratulations for your submissions !
I make music, and I'm bad at playing games.
on Jan 17, 2020, 1:52:01 PM
The Great Eye Shortage
Last edited by SacreDoom on Jan 17, 2020, 4:00:19 PM
on Jan 17, 2020, 3:57:40 PM
My first submission is an original music composition, hope you enjoy!
There are people in this world who prefer solitude, but there are none who can survive it.
on Jan 17, 2020, 5:15:42 PM
This is a model I've been working on
Sculpted on Zbrush, textured in substance painter and rendered in marmoset
My Portfólio link:
on Jan 17, 2020, 7:22:33 PM
a short track i made for this competition (genre is dark drum and bass)
edit: added a soundcloud link with better audio quality
Last edited by BURRO on Jan 18, 2020, 6:58:17 AM
on Jan 17, 2020, 10:27:39 PM