Friendly reminder this ends in roughly 3 weeks!
Running: January 29,2014 to March 29, 2014
Event Type: One/Two Class - Association sponsored
Class/Classes: Assassin "Contract" and Team "Wolfpack" challenges
Restrictions: No major restrictions - all breeds allowed. Classes will have more details.
The Sicarius Horse (aka, Horse of the Assassins) has been on dA now for about a year, and to celebrate I thought It might be nice to host a fun little event - for both owners of Sicarius Horses and for those who may simply want to participate, or are fans of the series and would like to express their enjoyment of it. Instead of the generic, multi-classed shows with halter, liberty, dressage, etc... - this show will only be two classes (and perhaps a third, if I can get it up in time - but for now it'll be these two classes) and each class is different than anything you may have entered before. If you've ever played an Assassin's Creed Game, you might know what they are. Show Rules
- All breeds allowed, so long as they are fit and able to participate in the competition.
- Breeds with powers that affect performance or could possibly hurt our hired actors, guests/spectators, staff, and/or other horses must be controlled by their handlers. If we find the handler unable to do so, you will be scratched from the class.
- Powers that affect appearance can be used, so long as it doesn't harm anyone.
- Horses must be at least 3 years old to participate, and riders have to be at least 17 years old.
- You do NOT have to be a member of the HARPG, but you should at least have some sort of RP stable. The only exception to this rule is if you are a member of an assassins creed sort of roleplay, and your horse you intend to use belongs to said RP. If you're worried your character might not make the cut, throw them at me and I'll let you know if they do or don't ^^
NO Pre-registration is required for this show! Just send me in entries as you post them, whether by noting me or commenting on this journal! Just be sure you link your horse's ref in the entry, the class you're entering, and the rider's info in the entry! Stories will also greatly help entries!Prizes/Perks
I will be trying to make ribbons for this event, mostly for 1st-3rd place and then Participation Awards for anyone underneath that - so expect that.
Also - I am currently fundraising
to give out to participants with exceptional entries (Who may have not placed, but their work deserves some noticing). The fundraiser consists of selling Sicarius Horse Imports for about 50 points a horse and can be found on my profile page. If you're interested, check it out! If you don't want a horse, but still want to help out - note me with what you'd like to donate! Anything from arts, to helping out with ribbons, to even points if you have them, are appreciated!
Also - :sicarius horse owners should take note, that by participating in this show - whatever ranking points they'd normally earn get TRIPLED
since this is a breed-hosted show (not just sponsored or sanctioned by! )
If you have a group that would like to sponsor the show, let me know!
First place winners will also receive a full custom sicarius horse Import. 2nd and 3rd place winners will get a claiming ticket - to be used on any sicarius horse import that has not been claimed for some other use. (Imports can be found in the group gallery) Usable Horses
Your target may be on horseback, depending on how you choose to draw your entry. Horse that your target may be using are as followed - The ClassesAssassin Contracts
Frequent players of the AC series will know what contracts are. In this class, horse and rider must work together to take down a designated target (in this case, an actor we've hired) who can be ANYWHERE on TSR property. This can mean he's hanging out around the stables, hiding among spectators and guests, out trail riding with one of our horses (list of usable horses can be found on this journal!) - he/she could be anywhere!
Horse and rider will receive their contract from the pigeon coop we've set up on our stable grounds. In the assignment, there will be the picture and name of the actor (AKA your target) - finding the target and how to execute the "kill" (note - you will not really be killing our actors!) is all up to you.
Upon registration, you will be given a "dummy" set of hidden blades
, which must be used to make the "kill". In order for the kill to count, both horse and rider must be involved in the kill some how. Whether this be by chasing down the target on horseback, staging a “distraction” for the target so the rider may “assassinate” the target, or some other creative method. Points will be given for creativity of the “kill” here.
If the target is tracked and "killed" correctly, the rider will then receive a feather from the target - indicating that the contract was completed. They are to return this to the pigeon coop where there will be someone waiting for them.
In terms of the event, it'll be graded on time taken to track target, research gathered that can help track the target, teamwork of horse and rider, and creativity of the kill. As far as art entries go, it'll be graded on the effort shown, creativity of the entry/kill, teamwork shown between horse and rider, and general feel of the entry. Stories will also greatly help here -since not everything can be explained in a single picture! Maybe you gathered information from a witness to find out the target was trail riding, or had to eavesdrop to overhear gossip about the target. The more fleshed out, the better! Also - another way to help the "general feel" of the entry is to make both horse and rider feel more "assassins creed"-y (ex, rider wearing the cloak, horse in themed tack, etc..), points will be given out for that!
Note - this show takes place in mid-spring in the hill country-ish setting of Texas, so if you choose to draw a setting here out in the fields or hilly trails - fields will be covered with bluebonnets, indian paintbrushes, and other Texas Wildflowers. The weather will be sunny, minimal clouds.Wolfpack
Similar to the previous class on the basis that you will be going after targets, but still very different in its own right.
This is a team event (2-4 horse and riders on a team allowed), collaborations are encouraged - but not required. If you choose to collaborate with another stable, it will be up to you to decide how to distribute prizes - depending on what they are.
How this works is that you will have a given time limit to complete as many tasks as possibly quickly and efficiently. These tasks include Tracking multiple targets and taking them down at once, protecting multiple chests/checkpoint locations from attackers, performing hidden kills or kills from horseback, chasing down targets that manage to run, etc… Once you're done with a task, the device (that we administer to you at registration) will notify you of your next objective.
Teams should be able to work together as a whole. Any errors in conducting a task might result in a deduction of points,one too many and your team might go into the red/negative points. As far as the event goes, it'll be graded on how many tasks are successfully completed within the time limit, as well as the teamwork displayed. As far as art entries go, it'll be graded on the effort shown, creativity of the entry/kill, teamwork shown between horse and rider (as well as other horse and riders), and general feel of the entry. Stories will also greatly help here -since not everything can be explained in a single picture! Maybe you gathered information from a witness to find out the target was trail riding, or had to eavesdrop to overhear gossip about the target. The more fleshed out, the better! Also - another way to help the "general feel" of the entry is to make both horse and rider feel more "assassins creed"-y (ex, rider wearing the cloak, horse in themed tack, etc..), points will be given out for that!
Note - this show takes place in mid-spring in the hill country-ish setting of Texas, so if you choose to draw a setting here out in the fields or hilly trails - fields will be covered with bluebonnets, indian paintbrushes, and other Texas Wildflowers. The weather will be sunny, minimal clouds.Entries Assassin Contract