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Ladies and gentlemen of Clockwork City, may we have your attention, please.
This is the moment you have all been waiting for.

For one full year, our Sky Pirates have done battle in the skies above Clockwork City.
Through smog and steam they have duked it out, ship to ship, man to man, until only one remained.
Today, we announce the winner of Rogue Skies.

This last round was a long one. Many extensions were given to allow for a grand conclusion to our humble tournament. And now, in the end, one person has risen above the clouds to take their place as
your Master of the Skies.

The Winner of Rogue Skies is
Her Final Round is brilliant, heartwarming, beautifully drawn and colored- a product well worth the wait and an amazing conclusion to RS. Oly is a talented artist and a brilliant writer, unraveling mysteries and tying all the pieces of her story together to a wonderful conclusion.
And keep an eye on Oly! The end also provides a great lead into her original story, Trivially True, that we're dying to see!
Congratulations Oly-RRR!

Her opponent, Bilious, was sadly unable to finish her round, being. While this is definitely unfortunate, it's also understandable. We must remember that life should always come first, and these contests are meant for fun!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with Rogue Skies. Huge Thanks go to our judges, true troopers who helped us make make our way through some tough and heartbreaking rounds!

Special thanks goes to the many people who provided us with advice and tips, especially in the beginning.

Thank you to everyone who watched, cheered and supported us along the way!

And of course, an OCT is nothing without an amazing array of writers and artists, and we were privileged to have you all! It's been an honor and a joy. Give it up once again for all of our competitors,
:iconoly-rrr: :iconbilious: :iconekuneshiel: :iconqueengwenevere: :iconcarico: :iconemcaco: :iconcookiebaker: :iconcsujake: :iconk-lynnette: :iconleftiesrevenge: :iconmr-tea-and-crumpets: :iconnerinokukai: :iconpepperonideluxe: :iconsonopants: :icontoshiful:&:iconginchael: :iconfrancoslavic-banter: :iconbjhu: :iconelixia-dragmire: :iconinknpaper::iconmeoshira:&:iconshazmatthews: :iconxtacitusx: :iconrentabby:&:iconpageboy: :iconr-e-v-e: :icongabiiiiiii: :iconshadow-hedgehog: :iconyuukisaragi: :iconzarathepirate: :iconartistsblood: :icondeficientatlife: :iconfalingard: :icongreymattre:&:iconellipsis87: :iconpersekore:

Prizes will be sorted through and the final four will be contacted this weekend!

And now a very minor but special thank you from Liamous

I can't even begin to express what an amazing experience this was. We saw an amazing cast of characters, remarkable and memorable comics and a great community that helped Rogue Skies shine!
To the chatroom dwellers in the early months, your guys's input made this thing work! Your support kept us going!
To the fans and participants alike who waited patiently between rounds!
To the judges, especially those who we called in, often on short notice! I apologize for putting you through that!
To the people who donated Prizes! Especially those donating their time and artwork for our silly little OCT!

And most of all, to my co-host wallabri
She was crazy enough to agree, nay, to ENCOURAGE, and assist in setting this up!
She matched me drink for drink in the dark hours of prompt making and judging!
She kicked me ass when I forgot a due date.
And again when I forgot it's extension.
I can safely say that without her Rogue Skies would have never happened.
Cliff notes: Walla is amazing, and you should all worship her. Do it.

So again, thank you, all of you.
Your humble Skymaster.
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QueenGwenevere Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Congratz Oly! A worthy champion if there ever was one! :w00t: (Actually, I would have been happy if either finalist won, they're both awesome.)

I have to say this has been the best OCT I've ever been in since Sadcat's Haunted Palace 2007. It had all the ingredients for a good tournament - well-organized, relaxed, a fun concept and setting that allowed plenty of freedom with storytelling, and best of all a sense of camaraderie among all the competitors, with many crossovers and cameos. Everything that makes a tournament FUN.

So, MUCH LOVE to the hosts for putting this on and putting up with us all! :heart: It was a rousing success from start to finish, and a grand experience, and I found a plethora of amazing people I might not have met otherwise.

Now if only there were more tournies like this... :|
Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh and one more thing, i would like to thank you guys for giving me the push to go on and do my own comic. without you it wouldn't of been possible you gave that courage!
Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i think i'm going to spaz out this is soo awesome!! :dummy:

this was an brilliant OCT i love every mintue of it! I've got a new host of friend from here that i'm uber proud of, kicked out in round one but dam i got a few cameos!! now THATS something! thats community spirit!
I love the whole roll coaster ride of the entire show!

falingard Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Best. OCT. Ever.

As usual one has to take into account it's the only OCT I participated in, but it was an incredibly fun experience, and judging by what I've seen of other OCTs, I think I would say that anyway. :XD: It was great fun, an exciting challenge, friends were made, awesome stories were told!

Congratulations to Oly, Bili and all the other contestants :D

And of course, and especially, thanks to Lia and Walla! :party:
Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Guys. I just. You're too kind. :heart:

Liam and Walla, you were the best OCT hosts there could ever be. And I met so many talented people and I (dare I say it) actually improved and it's been such a fun year I don't know how to put it to words. Thanks for everything.

I still can't believe it ended! We all did some comics we can be proud of together (and that includes Bili! I can't wait for the final part of her comic but she was amazing anyway! I mean, look at all that story!), but what is most important, we all had fun!

I'm gonna stop writing now because I'll end up being incoherent and repetitive. BUT GUYS, I LOVE YOU ALL! BOOM DE YADA BOOM DE YADA! :woohoo:
ArtistsBlood Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Student Filmographer
wow…I cant believe rough skies has ended. :<
super congrats to *Oly-RRR for winning the whole shebang! :iconcheerplz:
I’m so happy I got to be a part of such in awesome OCT with so many talented artists. and big thanks to =Liamous and =wallabri for making such a remarkable and fun tournament with an exciting story and so many lovable characters! it was lots of fun! :heart: :ahoy:
Carsis Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Congratulations :)
all I can say,

Have to admit though,
made some new friends through this contest even though in my position.
I auditioned, failed,
but found some awesome people to follow and read their entries.
and made some friends along the way :)

So even though I wasn't as involved as others,
I had fun too.
Carico Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Student General Artist
Yayy!! Congrats to the top four!!
ginchael Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer

I can honestly say that this has been one of the best OCTs out there, and probably one of the last good ones. The community, sense of friendliness in the chatroom and among competitors, the collective plotting... it was a writer's dream. Plus, I know there are at least a couple of full on comics that are coming out of this.

Csujake Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
I have to agree with Ginchael.

It was a great time with good art and fun, friendly people!

I'm looking forward to seeing Oly continue Trivially True.
Liamous Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
You too! You pumped out some seriously good writing! Your a talented man and it was an honor to have you join us! 8D
Bilious Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
((feels absolutely awful)) GO OLY!!! A note to everyone who's been following my side of things, I WILL be finishing my comic eventually, but unfortunately moving across the country and now job hunting and setting up my new life here on the west coast has gotten in the way of me finishing. I'd like to thank Oly who's been incredibly supportive of me during this move, and a great friend for some time now. If you have not yet, GO READ HER COMIC!! I look forward to more Trivially True adventures too, man!
Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
I second Liam and Walla! Listen to masters of da sky! 8| And I already said that you really don't have to feel bad about it.

And aww. X3 Thank you for encouraging me all the way along! There couldn't have been a better final opponent (and you know I adore Newt!).
wallabri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
What Liam said!
Real life is definitely more important. (: We know you did your best, and we're so happy to have had you with us!
I can't wait to see what you do, too! Thank you Bili! <3
Bilious Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
There will be MUD WRESTLING and VICTORIAN MENTAL INSTITUTIONS regardless of deadlines past! Thanks so much for your support, guys, I've been so emotionally befuddled as of late it really means a lot. :C <33
Liamous Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
8D. Life>teh webs.
I'm excited about seeing what you had planned for the rest of the round, whenever you have time to do it!
Thank you for sticking with us for a year! :)
Bilious Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for supporting my silly madman and his antics for so long! <3333
LeftiesRevenge Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
WOO! This was incredible!
HUGE congrats to Oly, and all the folks who made it so very far!
I have to say I am honored to say that I was a part of this, however brief a time it was.
This OCT featured one of the most well-rounded groups of competitors I've ever seen in such a tourney, and some of the most good-spirited and awesome people!
I made some amazing friends here, and learned a lot along the way.
I can't believe it's been a year already!
Thank you soooo much to Liam and Walli for running this; you guys are amazing, and this was epic beyond words.

Keep sailing the high skies, everyone! Steam Pirates never die!!! :iconpirateplz:
Liamous Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Ah! Your stuff was so darling! Thank you for participating! <3
LeftiesRevenge Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Thanks very much! :) It was plenty of fun.
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