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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            • Crazy idea but perhaps you could post an old build here to get a better feel for it all.

              • Actually, I was thinking of doing just that. I don’t think all can be posted, especially the really long ones, but some of my smaller scale builds would be good to put here to iron out the formatting. 

  • I know its a bit early, but how's everyones builds coming along?

  • A bit late to the party, but sign me up!

    • Still plenty of time Doc. Best of luck to you. 

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    • Alright Magus you’re in. Best of luck to you.

  • So I've added a few extra prizes to make things interesting. All three winning builds will be featured on the front page, and the 1st place winner gets access to the judge panel for the next contest as well as input into its theme. 

  • This is going to be a first time for me but I want in

    • Excellent. You're in and best of luck to you!

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