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Sleuth Olympics Second Week's Activities
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Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Aug-9-2016 16:36

There will be 3 activities this week. All events will start on Thursday, August 11, 12:00 AM, SST. Last week was a sprint. This week (and next) is a marathon. Good luck. ;-)

1. Treasure Hunts - Week 1
This event will last TWO weeks. You need to complete a total of six hunts, 3 Single-City, and 3 Multi-City. Any hunt opened before Thursday, August 11, 12:00 AM, SST, will be discarded. Hunts can start in any city, and be from any faction. All teams get 30 points for each hunt they participate in. Teams who win a hunt get 100 points. Once teams have completed all hunts, they are ineligible from further competition in this activity.

Hunts will be divided under the following categories:

Prizes you can Wear.
Prizes you can Hold.
Prizes you can Use.

For example, The Sacred Atlas of Al Capone is a Multi-City hunt currently being run out of Delhi. An atlas is NOT something you can wear. It is, however, something you can hold, or use, so it would qualify for the second or third categories, but not the first. Another example, The Golden Ring of Al Capone, is a Single-City hunt currently being run out of Shanghai. A ring is something you can wear and hold, but not use. So it would qualify for the first and second categories, but not the third. Teams may determine which categories their prizes fall under, but only one category may be used for one prize. You must use 3 Single-City hunts in each category, and 3 Multi-City hunts. If you have a question about what category a prize falls into, please PM the Judges (Breitkat, Riza, or Squirrel).

2. Scavenger Hunt - Week 1
This is part one of two. Teams have ONE week to complete this activity. All teams must empty their Lockers of all IH favor reward items, unless they are a part of a member's uniform. Please send a screenshot to Riza Hawkeye when you have done so for verification. Please also remember that we have an honour system in place for this competition, and we are trusting you NOT to hoard things in your Apartments.

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Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Aug-11-2016 00:36

... and may the deity of your choice have mercy on your souls.

DevilishWings
DevilishWings
Charioteer

Aug-11-2016 01:08

"spelling and grammar will be looked at during the judging." Just a reminder that not everyone is a native English speaker and I think that should be taken into consideration. Unless you're offering someone up to be a beta reader and correct every mistake, this should be kept in mind by the judges..

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Aug-11-2016 01:18

The Judges can tell pretty easily if someone is not a native English speaker, and no, that is not used as a punishment against an individual writer. We WILL, however, be able to tell if someone hasn't used spell-check (I know, it's not worth much more than the dynamite it takes to blow it up, but if you're not a good speller, please use it anyway), or had somebody else read through your work and look for obvious errors. And that we WILL take into account. Is spelling and grammar worth a huge part of the score?? No. But it will be worth probably 10%. And that could be enough to divide first place from second.

So, please, do your very best to use good spelling and grammar, and have at least one other person look at your final work before you submit it.

Hope that clears things up a bit. ;-)
B.

(By the way, Devi, you speak and write English better than I do. You have nothing to worry about. B. ;-)

DevilishWings
DevilishWings
Charioteer

Aug-11-2016 01:31

Well, I earn my living by writing in English. Have done so for the past four years or so. But I know there are others that don't. I'm simply bringing up an issue I noticed :)

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Aug-11-2016 01:56

Yep, thank you, Devi. ;-) That's a standard rule of judging for all writing contests around here. ;-)

B.

Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Aug-11-2016 02:32

Thank you squirrel! We need all the help we can get!

Bela Talbot III
Bela Talbot III
Con Artist

Aug-11-2016 03:38

You do; good luck to you all! :D If you could get the items for the scavenger hunt in any order, it would be too easy, but this is almost too hard! Looking at the list, I think I might have to play the favour I've had open for six weeks and a few more after that.

Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
Bounty Hunter

Aug-11-2016 05:46

I have a question, and I'm probably just missing something obvious, but if we're taking screenshots of the scavenger hunt items and can then keep them or discard them as we choose, why did we have to empty out our equipment locker?

Vulkie3
Vulkie3
Haynes

Aug-11-2016 06:02

You had to empty your locker in order to show that you're not cheating by having some items already. At least, that's what I assume the intention was for that :)

Think of it like paying off your FA's and getting a clean slate - similar to that :)

Molly Maltese
Molly Maltese
Old Shoe

Aug-11-2016 06:21

You would know about that, Vulkie.

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