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    Firion -- Year 217


    "She approaches the cave and there is nothing but that anticipation and her ever-present fire inside her. No fear, no flickering echoes of love. It’s all been consumed for now. She is a wildfire contained only by the thin layer of her flesh." --Mazikeen, written by Squirt

    Character & Quote of the BQ Year
    Character of the BQ Year (COTY) celebrates a character that has been particularly active and influential during a BQ year. A Quote of the Year (QOTY) will also be celebrated. This quote must have been written during the past BQ year. Characters/Quotes are nominated throughout the BQ year, and players may vote for their choice during the last real life week of each BQ year.

    Nominations are open until December 24th for Beqanna Year 218.
    Voting will be open December 24th for Beqanna Year 218, and close December 31st.
    Nominations can be submitted via this form: https://forms.gle/KBNHQmEUqTnHdxzz7


    1. Players may nominate one character per BQ year. You may not nominate your own character.
    2. Nominations must have an explanation as to why the character deserves to win.
    3. Only one vote per player, and you may not vote for yourself.
    4. A character can only win COTY once.
    5. A player may also nominate a Quote of the Year (QOTY). This quote, line, or short paragraph must be from a post made in that BQ year.


    1. Bragging rights.
    2. A COTY/QOTY achievement badge for your profile.
    3. One prize from the following options: (1) a small marking (no larger than a hand), (1) one set of triplets for that character, stats rolled as normal, or (1) small (0-1 space) trait.

    Previous Winners: COTY

    Previous Winners: QOTY

    • Year 205: Ryatah written by Colby
      "She was close to touching him now, and there is a fleeting moment where she thinks she sees him flinch, like he thought about touching her, too. And in that moment, she thinks her heart might have stopped, but just like countless times before she is left waiting for a kindness that never comes." thread
    • Year 206: Wolfbane written by Calcifer
      "There is still something of himself - something of the Wolfbane who would always love her - that rallies against the slime. It says, 'lie in the bed you’ve made'. So he gathers the covers and tucks himself in." thread
    • Year 207: Kensley written by Savage
      "He will inevitably decide that it all fell apart because he had orchestrated it and he will carry the blame like a stone in his chest, too. He will add it to the pile and perhaps, someday when there are enough stones to weigh him down, he will walk into the sea and let them drown him." thread
    • Year 208: Eva written by Shelby "Because if she had not met him, she knew she would have been searching her whole life for the piece that he filled her heart with." thread
    • Year 209: Anonya written by Colby "(souls are not meant to live more than once — death was not meant to be temporary, and she is so sure that every time her heart starts to beat again that irreversible damage is further inflicted)" thread
    • Year 210: Tabytha written by Laura "She presses into him greedily, hungrily, and demands more. She does not know how to be gentle when she is with him—does not know how to quell the aching in her belly, the neediness in her touch. She would devour him whole. She would sacrifice herself completely. She would give and give and give—" thread
    • Year 211: Starsin written by Colby "She kills him because no matter how far she has come from the bitter, angry young girl she had been, she is still Starsin, and if he wants to make her world burn, she will be certain that he burns with it." thread
    • Year 212: Elio, written by Phaetra “He only knows home in his dreams and even those dreams do not mimic large, centuries-old redwoods. Lio doesn't remember the last time he laid his head down and truly felt comfortable.” thread
    • Year 213: Titanya, written by Mirage “"I don’t know how to do this,” she says. What she actually means is I’m sorry, but she doesn’t know how to apologize either." thread
    • Year 214: Mazikeen, written by Squirt "“Content to admire you from afar.” Well that’s just bullshit. She wasn’t *content* to be admired from afar. She would rather not see him at all then be tortured by a buffered distance." thread
    • Year 215: Brunhilde, written by Phaetra "To be a woman is to face monsters" thread
    • Year 216: Baptiste, written by Laura "So she smiles prettily and steals away when she can. Feels the brutal pounding of others around her with a savagery that she has never comprehended—their emotions so vast, their hearts so wicked. It warps her more than she was already warped. It presses a thumbprint of cruelty into her darkness, shaping her into a thing of shadow, a thing of longing, a thing carved from the darkness between every breath." thread
    • Year 217: Mazikeen, written by Squirt "She approaches the cave and there is nothing but that anticipation and her ever-present fire inside her. No fear, no flickering echoes of love. It’s all been consumed for now. She is a wildfire contained only by the thin layer of her flesh." thread
    @[sochi] and @[kensley] badges are linked and year 208 should be available soon!
    @[Oceane], @[ghaul], @[Wolfbane], @[Beyza]; @[Eva], @[Anonya], @[tabytha], @[Starsin] - all badges should be linked now in the first post. Let me know if I messed anything up.

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