However, new information has reached us, and there is now reason to believe that the naming of the city might have something to do with predatory sea snails, also referred to as Thais.
Now we are confused and we need your help!
It is writing time, Tibians! Wrack your brains and let us know in a short story of 200 words at the max how you think Thais received its name. Submit your story in the comment thread to this news until May 8, 10:00 CEST. You can write whatever you like, use roleplay style or make up hard reality facts - write funny or very seriously. You can even submit your idea as a poem, if you prefer. You need to refer to the sea snail idea, though.
We three community managers will each select five stories that we like. The authors of these 15 stories will each receive a CM Token and a deepling backpack filled with a couple of sea items as a keepsake of this contest. These items will be sent to the character the story was submitted with.
There is more...
From these 15 selected ideas, you will determine the best three stories in a poll on the website from May 12 till May 19.
750 Tibia coins will go to the author of the winner story, 500 Tibia coins will go to the second place, and 250 Tibia coins will go to the third place. These Tibia coins are non-transferable, meaning that the winners can spend them themselves in the Store freely. In addition, the stories will be published in next month's featured article.
Now it is up to you. How did Thais receive its name? You can submit as many ideas as you like, however, each account can only be in the final selection with one story.
We are curious about your ideas!
Your Community Managers
Write a short story of how Thais received its name. (either rpg or not, poem or not, the style doesn't matter.)
Use 200 words at the max. A title counts to the word limit.
Include the idea of predatory sea snails that are named Thais. (see news!)
Submit your idea here in this thread till May 8, 10:00 CEST.
You can write as many stories as you like.
Copying a submission from somebody else will disqualify you.
Community managers each will select 5 stories, thus building their top 15.
Each account can only be among the top 15 with one story.
Authors of the top 15 stories will receive a deepling backpack filled with a CM Token, 100 shells, 1 starfish and one coral brooch, sent directly to the character that submitted the story.
The top 15 stories will be put in a poll from May 12 to May 19.
First place winner of this poll receives 750 Tibia coins, second place 500 Tibia coins, third place 250 Tibia coins.
These Tibia coins are non-transferrable, they can only be spent by characters of the account that they were assigned to.
Judging criteria to select the top 15 will be the idea itself, the presentation and the factor of creativity.
We are aware of the fact that the selection of the top 15 will be a matter of taste and will be highly subjective, however, the selection of the top 3 will be a crowd decision and should therefore be a lot more impartial.