New to the celebration? start reading from here. Otherwise, skip to the "16th-day" section to get the answer for the cipher and read about the new tags.
Greetings fellow Royal Travelers,
On this marvelous day of October 31st, we leveled up yet again. It's the birthday party, and everyone’s invited! For the celebration banquet, we’re kicking it off with a couple of entertaining events.
To match the celebratory mood for the next 24 hours, we have changed the standard avatar picture, as well as the base cover art.
We want to thank our loyal Royal readers and authors. Knowing you enjoy using the site keeps us passionate to continue improving it.
Recently, we implemented a new unique border feature to allow users to pick between every border they ever had as they leveled up. You can find it here: https://www.royalroad.com/user/borders. You can also read about the potential borders and how to level up here: https://www.royalroad.com/blog/23/leveled-up.
This year was a little tough, so we want to give our premium users a special thanks for supporting us financially. Accordingly, we will start adding new unique borders for premium users, which they can use to show off their status.
To receive a Premium profile border, you must have an active Premium Subscription during the timeframe in which it is available for adding.
If you have an active Premium Subscription during that timeframe, the Premium profile border will be added to your Border Wardrobe automatically, for use at any time while you have an active Premium Subscription.
You can check the available custom borders in the border wardrobe https://www.royalroad.com/user/borders.
Halloween themed border - will be available to be added to the wardrobe from October 31st to November 6th.
Birthday themed border - will be available to be added to the wardrobe from October 31st to November 30th.
For our starter event, we are kicking it off with our 3rd Writathon contest! This includes an opportunity to win a free premium membership for all the participants.
Royal Road WRITATHON!
Royal Writathon is Royal Road’s writing challenge to our users. To win, you need to write at least 55,555 words in 5 weeks.
You can only participate with an Original novel.
It can be a new story, or you can continue an old one. But the 55,555 words have to be over one story.
Write at least 25,000 words by November 15th to qualify for the announced participants' list.
The list will be announced to everyone, and it will show the fictions that are seriously participating in this challenge to make it easier for readers to find those stories.
Finish writing 55,555 words before December 5th, 2020.
If you complete this milestone by the deadline, you will count as a winner of this challenge (even if you didn’t make it in time for the first Milestone)!
All winners will receive a 1-month author premium (can be used or gifted per request).
All winners will also receive an Achievement!
For the duration of the contest, the story can’t include sexual content.
The story can’t be a Fanfiction.
How to submit your fiction:
Add [participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge] in the description of your story.
And register by filling this form after you submit your story:
If this is your first fictional story submission, you can follow these steps:
- Register for an account on Royal Road if you have not already. This can be easily done here.
- Click Write on the navigation bar, which will take you to The Author Dashboard.
- Click [Add New]
- Fill in the Title and Description. Select the genres and additional tags. Fill in your first chapter's title and the content of your first chapter.
- Upload a cover image that is 400x600 pixels or larger (this is optional).
- Click Submit.
- All new submissions are manually checked for appropriate tagging and plagiarism, so expect it to take between 12-24 hours for a submission to be approved. Please be patient.
- Note: Please do not include links in your description.
- Note: If you do not select fanfiction for stories based on others' work or do not choose the content Warnings appropriate for your story, the submission will be rejected.
- Once your fiction has been approved, you can find it by going to The Author Dashboard, found in your username dropdown menu “My Fictions” (top right corner), or by clicking on [Write] in the site header.
- Add additional chapters by clicking [Add New Chapter].
Solve The Code
Skip to "The 16th-day" section, to find the solution.
For the glory of the Empire, we need your help to decipher a code.
Our spy has spent the last year infiltrating Tadpoleon’s army. He always contacted us secretly with ciphered codes that no one else would think to check.
The person that usually works on this was lost to us when he succumbed to isekaitus. The last we saw of him, he was declaring himself to be the chosen one.
Tadpoleon’s party will be joining our celebration soon in an attempt to improve our diplomatic relations. Our spy will decipher it for us at that time - but we fear that it might be too late by then. What if there is important news in this message?
We need to know the truth as soon as possible. Please check this image and try to decipher the code!
Deadline: November 15th (IDLW timezone)
Reward: Special achievement.
We hope you will enjoy the celebration with us and that you will continue to enjoy using Royal Road.
If you have any suggestions to continue improving the site, please comment below or add it to suggest.royalroad.com.