Some places and some cultures in the world do not celebrate Halloween and I wanted a spooky type themed challenge, so I had been thinking of what we could do that could through in some spooky things and well... Scholomance came to mind!
So TA DA our new challenge is: Scholomance!
Scholomance is located in the Western Plaguelands inside the ruins of the palatial House of Barov, a zone run by mindless undeads and deadly gargoyles.
Many people believe that Scholomance a legendary school of black magic run by evil forces, supposedly located near an unnamed lake in the Carpathian mountains south of the city of Hermannstadt, now called Sibiu, in the Transylvania region of Romania.
A closer look at the Western Plaguelands map reveals that Scholomance is located on an island (surrounded by lake, of course), between the city of Andorhal and Hillsbrad Foothills.
"In Dracula, Bram Stoker includes an intriguing allusion to a mysterious devil’s school in Transylvania. The Draculas, he wrote, “had dealings with the Evil One. They learned his secrets in Scholomance, amongst mountains over Lake Hermannstadt, where the devil claims the tenth scholar as his due.” The vampire himself was one of these scholars, a diabolic genius." – via Jason Colavito – Scholomance: – The Devil’s School
There are so many similarities between Blizzard’s story of Scholmance, Kel’thuzad and Barov family and Bram Stoker’s work of fiction, Dracula, that they could hardly go unnoticed.
You’re maybe bored to see and encounter Undeads and followers of black magic everywhere around the dungeon, but there is someone literally following you throughout your journey into the Scholomance.
Inside the dungeon there are plenty of portraits hanging on the wall.
If you look closer you can see that they have big bubbly eyes that follow you as you move.
Oh, yeah, and they look creepy as hell. Take a look!
Scholomance remains even today that place which gives you shivers up your spine whenever you cross its threshold.
Now, if you have been playing WoW as long as I have you know that Scholomance has had a facelift and changed over the years, that is okay
Because it is still a creepy little hell hole and we are still going to go play in it.
Here is the challenge:
you need to take one of your characters and put them in Scholomance
your character needs to have some sort of body language (movement to the character)
there needs to be a background
think dark, corrupt, scary
you may include another character or npc but your
character must be included
no grey scale, colored pieces please
you may submit up to three pieces but only one piece may place
all entrees are due OCT 31st 2017
at 11:59pm AZ time
Scholomance Challenge Prizes
all entries will receive a feature in LadyGhostDuchess
's journalFirst Place
watercolor half body by Daisy-PushingSecond Place
mono tone digital half by Daisy-PushingThird Place
mono digital busy by Daisy-Pushing