Welcome one and all to the very first Skyrim Character Building contest here on The Sky Forge! This will be a rare opportunity to pit your character building prowess against that of your fellow members, by making a build over the course of 6 weeks around a given theme... xMi29GsdoID7JtWdQ2u0X4ugefrpL6C7Jyyp44xe5ON2VnqkhLFtPOlwJo4VfXOZHuIveOMa2_hMzt3jgIyXKTBi3j3KhIiSSG_cWhm1Ckw48sKVrEyVs9E4935LuZktpF3_G6MC


Pirates, Marauders, Corsairs, Smugglers, Scavengers, Cut-Throats, and Treasure Hunters, the list goes on. Whatever comes to mind when you think of pirates is what this contest is all about. This contest ought to present a unique challenge for participants. Piracy in its many forms has always been a long standing aspect of Tamriel's history

There's no limits or restrictions on the skills, mods or equipment you may use, but your entry must revolve around the theme of piracy (such as a smuggler or sea faring marauder, or perhaps a corsair under the employ of a major naval power). Your only real limitations are your imagination.  You may work in teams of no more than 2 people total. Once the competition closes, a panel of judges (see below) will judge each submitted build based on the criteria below and announce the winner! Here are the prizes…




First Place - Gold

  • $50 Dollars in game credits for the system of your choice (Steam, PSN, Xbox)
  • Build video by PCOutcast for your build.
  • Screenshots done for the submitted build or build of the winner’s choice
  • Your build prominently featured on the front page
  • Exclusive access to the judging panel of the next contest (only if not participating in said contest)
  • Input into the theme of our second Skyrim character build contest
  • "Contest Gold" tag for the submitted build
  • Bragging Rights!

 Second Place - Silver

  • $20 Dollars in game credits for the system of your choice (Steam, PSN, Xbox)
  • Your build prominently featured on the front page
  • Screenshots done for either the submitted build or another build of the winners' choice
  • "Contest Silver" tag for the submitted build!

 Third Place - Bronze

  • $10 Dollars in game credits for the system of your choice (Steam, PSN, Xbox)
  • Your build prominently featured on the front page
  • "Contest Bronze" tag for the submitted build!


Rules & guidelines:

  1. You may work on your own or in a team of 2. You can come up with a team name if you like!
  2. Only 1 build may be entered per contestant/team.
  3. Teams may register on this thread and submit a build at any time prior to the cut off date of 25th of June. Registrations will then close and the panel will judge the entries.
  4. Because this is a contest we cannot offer contestants any feedback on their builds. This is in the interest of fairness. However, you’re free to get feedback from anyone who isn’t judging the builds.
  5. Submitted builds must include a "Contest1" tag so we can find them
  6. Winners will be announced on the 4th of July!

The Panel

  1. John (Teccam)
  2. Elysium
  3. Percival
  4. Curse


The Criteria (Click for expanded view)


The Contestants: 

  1. Lee Fiskilis Carpenter - The Cutthroat
  2. Chris Diokno - The Ork Freebooter
  3. Henson
  4. MoldyMarshmello
  5. Carrow4
  6. Prototype
  7. Achloryn
  8. Maezell - The Pirate Queen
  9. Kendrix - The Sea of Ghosts Siren
  10. Dewalt - The Imperial Corsair
  11. NomadDash - The Dead Tide
  12. Kaluen_a'Ron
  13. Marin the Fox
  14. Hinesandkaid
  15. Long-Chapper - The Sea Ghost
  16. DocPGB - The Angler
  17. Magus80
  18. nystee - The Hafgufa
  19. Fitz
  20. Miraak
  21. Raikage - The Kraken-Born
  22. anOptimalgod

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  • Sounds fun, sign me up

    • Ok and you’re in. Best of luck!

  • My wife is going to kill me because it's busy season with my work but I'm SOOOOO doing this! It's actually perfect timing because I'm looking to mod my xbox360 version (if I can make it all work) for the first time, so going through the game modded for the first time AND doing a character build for the first time is going to be freakin EPIC!


    Sign Kaluen_a'Ron up and may you ever find shade my friends :) It's time to dance the spears ;)

    • Awesome mate! With modding your Xbox, some guys on our Discord server should be able to help you out.


      • Great! I will reach out to them!

    • Love your enthusiasm! And you’re in. 

    • I highly recommend you don't mod your xbox360. It can be done, but the storage space on an xbox360 is severely limited and you will only be able to get a couple of mods in the first place. Furthermore, the xbox360 and ps3 console versions of the game actually don't even have mod support in the first place, so you may end up experiencing a good bit of lag trying to load them with mods. Also considering the console versions have limited scripts, most of the mods you might even try to download won't work at all. And then of course there's the risk that Microsoft figures out you've hacked your xbox and bans your account.

    • That being said, I look forward to whatever build you try to undertake, whether modded or not, I'm sure it will be pretty good! Good luck to you, friend.

  • sign me up; I'll actually be able to do this one. I had to silently drop out of crossworlds due to personal reasons but I do still plan on eventually posting the build I was working on! this will give me a bit more motivation to compete, though I doubt I'll win :-)

    • I'm so excited! Good luck Marin! You're going to do amazing!

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