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The Crucible: A History And Guidelines

Founded in the 2nd Astral Era and continuing uninterrupted ever since, The Crucible is your most trusted source of news that Ul'dah has to offer. Guaranteed to always be relevant to your life and interests, with nothing but the truth, The Crucible has above all else a dedication to ethical and reliable reporting. Our Editor-In-Chief works harder than anyone else in Ul'dah to make sure that this prestigious publication, a mere one of many of her countless and highly successful marketing ventures, maintains the standard of quality it has held since long before most of history. There is no wine so fine, no flower so sweet, no night so dark as The Crucible is reliable. Our staff of thousands work tirelessly day and night so that you can get the stories you deserve to know. Our investigative journalism has blown the whistle on more conspiracies, crimes and catastrophes than have existed in all Ishgard’s history. In short, you made the right decision coming to us. We guarantee it.
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OOC: None of the above is true, except maybe that you made the right decision coming here. If you’re here for accurate, honest reporting you took a wrong turn somewhere. The Crucible is the most slapdash cock-and-bull unreliable, sensationalist yellow journalist absurdist rag you’ll ever find. We have everything from crime reports, political announcements, public health warnings and articles about famous, infamous and not-famous people alike. The one thing you can always count on here is that none of our articles are even close to carrying journalistic integrity. This tabloid is here for you to laugh. We’re not in any way claiming a single word is actually true, either in OR out of game. We’re not trying to police your character. We are actively, aggressively making up utter nonsense for the entertainment of our audience with the goal of making something funny, something fun and something everyone can have a good time with. Article updates will be posted every Monday and Friday. These updates will consist of one news article (with a handful of attached classified ads) and as many as three IC advice column replies. If we get enough, we will begin posting advice column replies more frequently.

The rules are as follows:

1: IF YOU SUBMIT YOUR CHARACTER OR AN EVENT YOU PARTICIPATED IN AS A POTENTIAL TOPIC FOR AN ARTICLE, YOU MUST ACCEPT THAT WE ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO SHOW YOU THE ARTICLE IN ADVANCE, BUT WE MAY AT OUR DISCRETION OPT TO SHOW YOU BEFOREHAND. This is to curb plagiarism because, funny enough, that’s one thing we don’t support here.
2: By submitting something to The Crucible you are giving us permission to post it and go wild with it. And we will go wild. Please be aware.
3: We only accept submissions from the person who plays the given character. This is to prevent people from using us in an actual, malicious fashion.
4: We have a backlog. We cannot promise your article will be posted in a timely manner. We can promise that we took note of your submission and it is on The List that we keep behind the scenes.
5: At the start of every month we determine what articles will be posted that month. The schedule is finalized one week before the first of the next month. This is non-negotiable.

Guidelines:

Though we are a sensationalist publication, there are in fact several subject matters we will not be touching. We can assure you these will never show up as part of our publication, and any submissions revolving around them will be rejected, likely without further explanation. They are: vividly sexually explicit material (written OR visual) (we are NOT an 18+ blog), “jokes” that use sexual assault/etc. as a punchline, anything that we the staff determine to be too dark for what is meant to ultimately be a campy joke tabloid.