Welcome one and all to the newly revamped OC Dueling Circle! Here for your reading pleasure, our competitors shall compete for great honor! Here are the general Rules should you wish to step into the Dueling Circle and prove yourself: 1) The only stories accepted either a)Are written using only OCs or b)Are stories featuring Canon characters, but primarily driven by OCs 2) Every competitor is to be treated with utmost respect. Flaming WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! 3) If you wish to help out, let me know! Now, here are the rules for the Challenge: 1) There will be a Challenge posted in this thread (timeframe TBD). Competitors will have one week to write a fic based upon that theme. You may write your response in any time period (Before/Saga/Beyond). 2) No fics/links are to be posted on this thread. Competitors may either PM this sock with the link to their stories on their respective boards or post them here. Once the submission window closes, a post with links to that Challenge's submissions will be put up for voting. If the thread gets too cluttered with responses, this rule may be changed to PM'ing links only. 3) The voting period will run for about five days, during which you PM the sock to cast your votes. Those running the sock will be keeping track of the votes received, and at the end of the voting period, the winner(s) will be announced. 3b) Sock users may participate in this Challenge and can vote if they so wish. If there is a tie, SabyneAmberle and/or anyone she assigns in her stead will provide a tiebreaker vote. 3c) In the event one winner cannot be chosen via tiebreaker vote, then those who are tied will be declared co-winners, all of whom will receive the same reward that a sole winner would. 4) For reasons of fairness, you cannot vote for your own fic. Try to find someone else's you like, rather than voting for yours. 5) What will the winner get? You will receive considerable honor...plus you will come up with a topic for the next Challenge. Once you do, PM it to the sock and it will be ready for the next Challenge. Note that failing to do this will result in the sock users arbitrarily assigning a new Challenge. *Also, note that rules are subject to change as the Challenge goes on...in which case this post shall be updated accordingly.* That's it. Have fun and write ferociously!