Unofficial Fashionable Treasure Challenge

Welcome to the unofficial Fashionable Treasure challenge

"Where can I get such a thing?! I simply must own one! Gib!"
-Panther being amazed by stuff


This challenge is about fashionable treasures. Treasures can be many thing, especially fashionable ones. They can be animals which gives a higher status to a person owning one, or clothing that have been considered treasures, such as a king's rope, or the pope's hat. It can be accessories such as the amulet of a deity. It's up to you how you interpret this prompt.
Fashionable treasure can help you figure out more about what a society, a group, or even individuals values, how these treasures became fashionable, and how it affects relations - both trade-wise and environmental.

You must write an article on a template of your choice that primarily features your interpretation of treasure in your world, and submit it as a comment below. This challenge will be judged by Qurilion, Awsm Chimera, and PanthersEye. Reading/judging period will happen in August, due to Summer Camp intervention.

Closing time for this challenge: 1st July 2022.  

Badges (Panthges?)

Participation badge:
Runner-up badge:
Winner badge:
  All badges are made by PanthersEye.
An announcement will be made declaring the winner.

Criteria

Concept: Is it believable and makes sense in your word? Is it detailed?
Creativity: Is it an original and interesting idea? Does the fashionable treasure tells us something about your world? Does it tell something about the people or other who uses it?
Presentation: Is the article well-structured and easy to read?

Rules:

  • Articles must be new, published, and public in order to be judged.
  • One entry per person.
  • It can be in any languages, but if any other than English, Danish, or Mandarin, I will be using google translate. I do recommend writing in English, for others to read easily.
  • Your article must be between 300 to 2000 words (bbcodes not included)
  • If your article contains themes that might seem disturbing, add a warning, and mark the entry as NSFW if needed!
  • Submit your entry in the comments
  • Must be sent before 1st of July at 23:59:59 UTC+1

Prompt suggestions:

  • What is the history behind the treasure that made it fashionable?
  • How is it obtained/made?
  • Who can own it?
  • Laws and regulations concerning this
  • Copies and fakes to imitate
  • Impacts on the environment
  • Is it part of trade with other cultures?
  • How does it affect society?
  • Affordability: Is it available to everyone or just a few?
    How much does it cost/needed to be traded with?
    Is there anyone who has monopoly on it?

Comments

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6 Jun, 2022 10:03

Looking forward to this!

Check out my competition entry!
20 Jun, 2022 18:02
8 Jun, 2022 01:43

Here's my entry. Still very much a Work in Progress as of the time of posting this comment.   Behold! A fashionable bird!

18 Jun, 2022 09:54

Aaaaaand complete!

19 Jun, 2022 19:34

YAY :D

Check out my river challenge entry: The Flooded Scars
8 Jun, 2022 04:49

Uh, you're starting an inofficial challenge? Can't keep my fingers still~   https://www.worldanvil.com/w/samtho-kveldulfr83/a/lintad-pu-item   (still a Work in Progress - Hope I can find a copyshop to add some art, too. :)

My world is Samthô - a 'as realistic as possible' fantasy-world, that's still in its childhood stage.
A current addition to Samthô is my contribution to the rivers ant waterways challenge: Paunis
1 Jul, 2022 14:16

Yay I'm happy you are participating :D

Check out my river challenge entry: The Flooded Scars
8 Jun, 2022 14:27

Started an entry! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/beourjen-mirescosmo/a/eale-duvh-ritual?preview=1

10 Jun, 2022 17:14

Yay I'm looking forward to the finished version :D

Check out my river challenge entry: The Flooded Scars
9 Jun, 2022 18:04
10 Jun, 2022 16:59

Thank you for participating :D I'm happy you enjoyed it!

Check out my river challenge entry: The Flooded Scars
10 Jun, 2022 15:29

Here is my entry, it contains minor nsfw topics. I give you, The Silver Choker! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/curse-of-strahd-balancedstab/a/silver-choker-item?preview=true

10 Jun, 2022 16:59

Thank you :D

Check out my river challenge entry: The Flooded Scars
10 Jun, 2022 19:10

Not sure if abusing the prompt :P https://www.worldanvil.com/w/spirit-of-the-age-frogdrake/a/wizard-s-ax-item This may receive further edits.

12 Jun, 2022 20:17

Here is my entry :) https://www.worldanvil.com/w/mirateia-cow2face/a/ceremonial-weapons-of-the-crienia-item-1?preview=true

12 Jun, 2022 21:53

A rare but valuable mineral that permeates the high culture of many alien species  

Hafa
Material | Jun 12, 2022

16 Jun, 2022 22:50

My entry may let the citizens of the empire copy a style similar to that of the cloak, but nothing can compare to the beauty of the traditional royal cloaks!  

Royal Cloak
Item Template | Jun 16, 2022

Feel free to check out my WIP novel, His Mate!
Eternal Sage AmélieIS
Amélie I. S. Debruyne
21 Jun, 2022 19:05

I'm finally done with the article! Like I've said, I've had to divide it into two different articles, and in the end only one of the halves fits the word count, so it's the one I have to submit XD  

Roman hairstyle, make-up and jewellery
Tradition / Ritual | Jun 21, 2022

Appearances are primordial. Without them, how could people tell at a glance how polite they are supposed to be with you? Your clothes, hairstyle, and jewellery have an enormous importance as a marker of identity, status, and even moral character.

To see what I am up to, see the list of my Summer Camp articles—my favourite is Sentient Cells.
23 Jun, 2022 20:53

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand done! Some more or less kinky and pricey jewelery. Have fun to read and to imagine it <3 https://www.worldanvil.com/w/koria-crazyeddie/a/the-silver-dragon-jewelery--item

You want to hear the voice of fire? I got you covered with my actual entry to the bard challenge: Amara Silverharp. You wanna see what we did for Summer Camp? This way please: Eddie's Summercamp
24 Jun, 2022 17:06

I think its done! It has nothing on these other amazing articles, but I think it's an interesting addition to my world, especially for those part of the Honmosia cult.   https://www.worldanvil.com/w/gi-tis-synkomidis-sidirou-trasyndha/a/honmosia-s-corset-item?preview=true   Hope the link works.

29 Jun, 2022 06:39

Short and sweet, but that's how I roll with my articles. Enjoy!

Sashes of Li'tri
Item | Jun 29, 2022

30 Jun, 2022 07:10

Beards are awesome and they need combs, so here we have a special comb x3  

The Lute Comb
Item | Jun 30, 2022

Summercaaaaamp when the writin' is easy. Words are flowing and the hype is hiiiiigh. \o/
My Summer Camp Entries
30 Jun, 2022 08:14

This is challenging but now it's done! Here it is:

The Charm of Luum
Item | Jul 1, 2022

Come visits Terraloga, the fictional Roman empire and how they are going to rule the world.
1 Jul, 2022 02:09

My entry! :)   https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ashvaarya-biglogan/a/lacoba-item

4 Jul, 2022 11:29

Looks like everyone has custom banner images! ... I'll have to figure out how to do that lol

1 Jul, 2022 14:12

So here's my entry for my own challenge, only so I can get my own participation badge :P

Veils in Western Agia
Item | Jun 29, 2022

Check out my river challenge entry: The Flooded Scars
1 Jul, 2022 21:59

I wish I had more time but unfortunately there is no time left. So it is more the idea than the article itself:  

Ezizanis - Elemschmuck
Item | Jul 1, 2022

6 Jul, 2022 09:11

Where will the announcement of the winner be made?

6 Jul, 2022 20:53

After the judges have read and voted for the winner. It'll happen somewhere at the end of August.

Check out my river challenge entry: The Flooded Scars