Greetings Wololo Warriors!
It’s time once again to step up and show your wololo spirit in our monthly contest.
But first, the winners from last month. The Valentines Day spirit seems to mean something very different to everyone! Here our our favorites:
DISNEYGEK – With this creepy yet fantastic poem, and lovely artwork!
Cleopatra is documented as a beautiful but harsh ruler. So i imagined what would happen if she fell for a common roman soldier … the result is a creepy valentine poem and a very worried soldier flanked by a very angry cleo.
Prester_John – With this amazing, historically accurate look at love.
What better way than to look back at the love between Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal.
Their love produced a monument that is famous all over the world – Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal were Mughal Royal couple who shared a loving marriage until Mumtaz died while giving birth to their 14th child. Shah Jahan was devastated by his wife’s death and his grief inspired him to build one of the world’s greatest architectural masterpieces to serve as the final resting place of his beloved wife,
THE TAJ MAHAL.
What better way to celebrate eternal love than to immortalize it in history for all to see?
JakubOsicka – With this lovely photo.
John Black and Nonahkee have been bound together by the strongest love which can ever be witnessed. They went together to a beautiful lake far from their village on Valentine’s Day. If only they could stay here forever.
This photo is a tribute to my most favorite characters from the Age of Empires III campaign. Made with scenario editor + photoshop edits.
MannedLeopard58 – with the historically accurate story of St. Valentine!
What villagers and soldiers do on February? If it was up to St. Valentine, he would organize marriages! He lived on the 3rd century AD.
One of the most famous versions of his life says that he was marrying Christian couples, something forbidden under the rule of Claudius II.
Pope Gelasius, in 496 AD, made February 14th his feast day. Only by the Middle Ages the date started to receive all the romantic connotation that we see today. Curiously, one of the first uses of “Valentine” was on a poem written by a Duke imprisoned after the famous battle of Agincourt.
NormChanger – With the haunting tale of “The Witches Heart”
Creepy Marsh: Witches’ Heart (Part II)
….That night a father who has lost his daughter into the hands of evil appears in front of Great Buddha Statue. “Oh! Lord, my daughter was just an innocent bard, a tulip which was raped by the monsters. If you really are a sword of justice, then this time justice must be swift. This is the only wish from a graving father!” Buddha speaks to him “Rose will kill her killer tomorrow. Whenever a drop of a blood soaks my soil, her spirit will leave this artificial world and will come back to me.” Those 3 disgraced noble men who raped Rose months ago gets a calling from the Buddha, and in their haunted dream they all saw their death. A voice, spoke to them, “You must give yourselves in the hands of your deed, otherwise, the beauty you darkened with your evil hands will kill everything and everyone in this village.” These noblemen refused the calling, instead that night they summoned a young man who has been broken and has gone mad ever since his love, Rose, has left him. Then the noblemen duped him into thinking that Rose is waiting for his love tomorrow. But who knew what would happens next? The thirsty lover, eager to see and listen to his Rose songs decides that he will go in front of the Statue next day.
Next day he shaves, and wears a new cloth, just to meet his love. He waited months to meet a beauty which left him. These noblemen then runs toward docks, so they can leave the village before the evil witch takes her revenge and vanishes for eternity. Unfortunately, in the world filled with cheaters, the ending is not always happy. These 3 noblemen do succeed in their escapes,…..
……and Roses’ spirit accidently kills her lover. A loud cry shook the village and rips the ear drums of the monks praying for spirit’s unpainful journey to Buddha’s realm. Since the ritual was that as soon as Rose answers with Blood in front of statue, she must leave this village and its people alone. And it happens. No body in this village knew about this treachery, this acts of evilness onto the innocent lives. No body bothered. The father died in misery. No body cared. The question is, will the Lord Buddha himself fulfill a father’s wish? A revenge of an innocent women? Will he enter this artificial world, where men only knows to cheat?
The story will continue…..Thank you.
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!
On to this month’s contest! As you all know by now, we’ve released Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, and we just can’t get enough of it! So this month we’d like you to create some Age:DE themed art showing us your favorite things about the game! This can be anything form of a hand drawn illustration, digital artwork, a screen shot from the game that you’ve added some clip art to, whatever you feel like doing! Just have fun with it!
Your entry MUST include at least 1 image, no more than 4, and must relate to an Age of Empires game (or an illustration having to do with one). You may also include a written portion explaining your entry that may be no more than 600 characters in length (not including spaces); if your entry includes non-English words, you must provide an accurate English translation of those words in your written portion.
We’ll pick our five favorites, and the winners will each be able to choose two of the below prizes! We’ll reach out to the winners via private message on forums.ageofempires.com, so keep an eye on your inbox! Submissions must be appropriate, and must be submitted in the forum discussion thread here before 5:00 PM PST on Wednesday March 28th, 2018. You can find the full official rules here.