What’s up 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. We asked you to help us celebrate the start of a lovely Spring with some poetry! Here are our winners:

CoolestGaia

Finally something for me. Here is my Haiku; it is called:

Definition of Love

I’ll find you where I’m,

Thou my memories, & the air;

your hint is shelter.

 

Epid

Today I would like to share with you an epic piece called “Aetas de imperiis” that I have translated to English. It tells a tale of a poet who challenges a priest to a battle of poems. The poem details the events leading up to the battle and not the poems themselves.

Translating their poems to English does not give the poems enough credit. So I have found an image of their poems inscribed into clay. I have also found images of the tapestry showing the event, it shows the tradition of having villagers of the state to gather around and witness the event as well as a high priest to judge their poems.

Here is the Villagers poem:

Here is the Priests poem:

With both poems now spoken, the high priest must now judge. But it is clear who has won.

The priest is victorious this day.

 

WandBrunnen1049

It was not easy to get a meaning in a 17 syllable poem. Age of Empires IV!!!!!! WOOO Hype Hype Hype :smile:

I am very excited for the new Age of Empires!

Well who is we? We refers to the Age community and all the fans.

BrynnOfCastlegate

As the weary daimyo leaned against the trunk of the tree and watched the cherry blossoms falling around him, his thoughts turned to his recent string of military defeats. How could these be explained? It could not be his army or his skills as a general. No, there must be other explanations. Being a man of great artistic talent, his thoughts naturally took the form of poetry.

I present:

Excuses: A collection of Haiku


A graceless hillock
Near my Town Centre arose.
I shall abdicate!


All citizenry
At the beginning were male.
I shall abdicate!


To hunt a fierce boar
A peasant sent; it slew him.
I shall abdicate!


Far too many birds
Over mine kingdom did fly.
I shall abdicate!

–Brynn

 

Seien RnR

I’m sure most of us have been this player at one stage.
I think the haiku and accompanying imagery will speak for itself.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated:) All of the haikus were fantastic!

On to this month’s contest!

We’d like you to come up with a slogan to recruit soldiers for your armies! The US has good ‘ol Uncle Sam ( shown below), and we think you could come up with something even better for your AoE empires! This month we’d like you to show us your slogans, and a poster to go with them!

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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 PDT on Wednesday May 30th, 2018.  You can find the full official rules here.

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