Welcome and a Giveaway!

First of all, before I go into main reason for this post, Under the Pale Tree has expanded again! I would like everyone to give a warm welcome to AJ Wolf (@ajwolf84 on twitter), who has joined as a writer. Previously she had blogged for The Tyrian Order before the site had closed down, and along with Opt of Malefic Incantations, is my co-leader of I Can Outtweet a Centaur [TWIT]. So keep an eye out for her posts, and her take on the Guild Wars lore and the state of the game!

And now, we come to the main event! I have right now, sitting in my room, this lovely item:


Yes, that is a Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition. Yes, it is signed by the team. This thing is covered in signatures. It is amazing.

And it can be yours!

How? Simple. We are going to be holding an art contest. I have always loved the art contests held by ArenaNet, and I was sad that there wasn’t a Wintersday Guild Wars 2 contest this year. I also was a winner of one of the previous GW art contests. So in that spirit, that’s how I shall rehome this CE!

Any type of artwork is welcome – whether it’s a traditional drawing, digital painting, or crafted item. It must be Guild Wars 2 related. Entries should be emailed to verene@thepaletree.net. You have until 11pm CST on February 9th to send in your entry. And because of the fact that it will be an NA game key, and I have to ship this sucker, I will have to limit entries to the US and Canada only (sorry!).

Good luck, and get creating!

Finally, a huge thank you to the lovely folks at ANet that made this possible!