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TheDarkAgeOCT is an Original Character Tournament hosted by TotalObelisk on DeviantArt. Other judges are VenomX300, CPT-Blackdidge, SeekerPsycho and LadyJezzaboo

Once, there lived a creature known simply as ‘The Storyteller’. This was a being that could create new worlds from its own stories; with the promise of fun adventures and exaggerated characters.But as The Storyteller grew older the stories did as well. They grew bored of the old tales, and instead began to create stories with much darker material. It took its old, beloved characters and twisted them. But in the end, even this did not sate its desires forever.The Storyteller soon grew bored once again, but this time it had a new idea. Using its powers, it began to pull others into the worlds of his stories with a simple message: “Entertain me!”


This OCT provides examples of:

  • Art Initiates Life: This whole universe is created by The Storyteller's power to turn stories into worlds.
  • Cobweb Jungle: The various "stories" are connected by a maze made of cobwebs.
  • The Corruption: When The Storyteller developed his passion for darker stories, he twisted his creations into dark versions of themselves.
  • Crapsack World: The worlds made by The Storytellers used to be happy place, but now they're essentially this.
  • Eldritch Location: The universe where the OCT take place, made by various Floating Continent connected by cobwebs and entirely created and ruled by an Eldritch Abomination, qualify as this.
  • World in the Sky: The setting of the OCT. The various floating islands (the stories) are connected by cobwebs.


Judges' tropes:

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     The Storyteller 
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  • Art Initiates Life: This whole universe is created by The Storyteller's power to turn stories into worlds.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: One of its forms is a gigantic spider with human hands.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: It doesn't care about the lives of lesser beings. All it wants is to be entertained.
  • Colony Drop: Another one of its forms is a giant hand that drops from the sky to scoop entire cities.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A Cosmic Being with godly powers, many horrific forms and beyond human. Yep.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Not really a man, but it is quite childish, caring only for his amusement.
  • Reality Warper: It can create entire new worlds with his stories.
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  • Team Mom
  • Mama Bear: Ada will fiercely guard anything under her protection
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ada is extremely compassionate, friendly and helpful. She is a Blood Mage and one of the most powerful spell casters created by The Storyteller.
  • Blood Magic: A more benevolent example than most. She prefers to use her own blood as offering and she use her powers mostly to heal and help others.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She loves children and animals, especially dogs (or dogs like creatures).
  • Hell Hound: Ada is usually accompanied by two such creatures (albeit of The Wild Hunt kind).
  • Horned Humanoid
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