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Necklace Round Revote

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Aquamarine Necklace Round (round 8) will be completely redone this Sunday.

More information at:


Dear all,
Due to severe technical difficulties arising from multiple sources, we were not able to give voters the full 24 hours of voting. Voters who voted in the first minutes of the match didn’t have the chance to exercise their right to secondary choice for the 7-character arena, except for the few who were following the news on some threads. Furthermore, there was an error in the 2-character exhibition arena and 7-character exhibition event scheduling, causing a character to appear twice in this round, which has potential to introduce unnecessary bias into voting. The Staff concluded that the only fair way to resolve all these issues is to re-vote on coming Sunday for the full 24 hours, with the 7-character exhibition event arena being changed to remove the case of a character appearing in multiple arenas. We apologize for the inconvenience and keeping you waiting for a few more days, but we hope you all understand that re-voting is probably the fairest thing to do. Please be patient as it may take up to 24 hours to make all the changes to ISML’s main pages.


Sehr geehrte Wähler,
aufgrund verschiedener technischer Schwierigkeiten waren wir nicht in der Lage unseren Wählern die kompletten 24 Stunden zum Abstimmen zur Verfügung zu stellen. Wähler, die bereits in den ersten Minuten abgestimmt hatten, waren nicht in der Lage in den Arenen mit sieben Charakteren für zwei Charaktere zu stimmen – mit Ausnahme einiger, die diese Informationen in diversen Threads erfahren haben. Außerdem erschien ein Charakter in zwei verschiedenen Exhibitions-Arenen (einer Arena für zwei Charaktere und in einer für sieben), was das Ergebnis unnötig verzerren könnte. Der Stab hat sich daher entschieden, dass eine Neuwahl am kommenden Sonntag für 24 Stunden die einzige faire Lösung ist. Dabei wird eine Exhibitions-Arena mit sieben Charakteren ausgetauscht, damit kein Charakter in mehreren Arenen erscheint. Wir entschuldigen uns für die Unannehmlichkeiten und die Verzögerungen um einige Tage, hoffen aber dabei, dass Ihr versteht, dass eine Neuwahl die wahrscheinlich fairste Lösung ist. Habt bitte Geduld, da es bis zu 24 Stunden dauern kann, bis alle Änderungen auf den ISML Seiten erfolgt sind.


이번 아쿠아마린 목걸이 대전 투표기간 중 여러 문제가 발생하여서 규정대로 투표장을 24시간동안 열어두지 못했습니다. 이 목걸이 대전중에 있는 7인전에서는 원래 투표자들이 최고 2명까지 선택할 수 있어야 하는데, 기술적 문제로 투표 시작한지 1시간 이내에 투표하신 분들은 7인전에서 한 명만 고를 수 있었습니다. 이러신 분들 중 대부분은 재투표에 대한 소식을 전달받지 못하여서 자신의 선택권중 일부를 활용하지 못하였습니다. 그리고, 시범 경기 배치에 실수가 있어서 한 인물이 두개 다른 시범경기에 나오게 되었습니다. 이런 많은 문제들에 대한 가장 합리적인 해결책은 재투표라 판단하여서 한국시간으로 월요일에 문제의 시범경기 조를 바꾼 후 재투표를 하려고 합니다. 이 일로 많은 심려와 불편을 끼친 것에 사과드립니다. 그리고 투표에 관한 website들을 수정하는데 최고 24시간이 걸릴 수 있으니 침착하게 기다려 주시면 감사하겠습니다. 궁금하신 것이 있으면 이 글의 답변을 통하며 알려 주시기 바랍니다.



Necklace Round reopen

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Voting ballot has been reconfigured, and voting will resume. The ballot for the Aquamarine Necklace Round will be open for an extra 90 minutes to 1630 GMT.

You may choose two Contestants for our Necklace arena, Pendant arena, and in the arena for a side tournament we are hosting for low-rank Contestants.

Exhibition arenas are pick-1 only.

Sorry for the delay, but thank you for your patience and for your support!

Voting delayed

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Necklace Round will start late today. The voting ballot was not allowing two votes per arena in the Necklace Match. Please hold…

Charter update

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

We have updated some statements in the ISML 2015 Charter. This amendment is noted at the very end of the Charter.

Rule III.D has been removed, which had allowed previous Lapis Scepter winners to participate in Regular Season. These characters will participate in a different event, described below.

The wording of Rule VIII.H has been updated, because the Seeding Score is now used for a second purpose, which is to determine eligibility and winners for the special match described below.

Rule VIII.J has been inserted (shifting subsequent rules down one letter), describing the process to award the Sapphire Crown and Diamond Crown.

J. Special awards will be given to two male Contestants at the end of the Regular Season.
1. The male Contestant with the highest Seeding Score will be awarded the Sapphire Crown.
2. A special match will occur alongside the Topaz Pendant Showdown. It will feature 7 male Contestants subject to the following eligibility:
a) Previous Lapis Scepter winners who have not yet obtained a Diamond Crown.
b) Contestants with the highest Seeding Score who have not obtained a Pendant or Crown this year and who are not in the Topaz Pendant Showdown.

.moe Shortlink

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

We have registered which anyone can use as a shortlink to our website.

Also available is which will take you directly to our voting page. But don’t forget to read the featured match previews on our front page! We are grateful to our community volunteers who work on these writeups every day.

For more information about getting your own .moe domain, visit

The Emerald Necklace Showdown begins today, so good luck to our Contestants!

Ruby Period ongoing

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Results have been released for Round 1 of Ruby Period. See the winners on the front page! Then check the Statistics Portal for all archived results.

Congratulations last week to Tachibana Kanade for winning the Amethyst Necklace, which is a new necklace in her list of awards.

Ruby Period’s defending champion is Yūki Asuna; what will happen this year? Will Nova Division claim a victory?

Good luck to all our Contestants, and thank you to our entire community for voting and following us all year round.

M2 – Arena 1 error

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

We apologize for the late results tonight. They were on the website at around 03:18 GMT.

Additionally, the results had an error in Arena 1. This was corrected at 04:35.

The official result is
Yatogami Tōka – 2766
Chitanda Eru – 2955

Point totals, standings, rankings, and regional tables have been updated.

We’re sorry again for the confusion.

Welcome to Amethyst Period

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Voting is now open for Round 1 of Amethyst Period. Cast your votes today!

Congratulations last week to Misaka Mikoto for winning the Aquamarine Necklace, which she last claimed in 2011. Amethyst’s defending Necklace recipient is Gokō Ruri, two-years running. Will she be able to take it a third time?

The Staff has spent the break week improving on the CAPTCHA on our voting page. We hope it is more efficient and easy to use today. As always, don’t forget proper order of operations!

Good luck to all our Contestants, and thank you again to our entire community for voting.

CAPTCHA for today

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Throughout Aquamarine Period, we have been implementing various CAPTCHAs to help fight against multivotes and similar methods of cheating. The CAPTCHA is the “human verification” widget at the bottom of the voting ballot, which asks you either to type what you see or to answer a question. The goal is to ensure that votes come from real people and not scripted programs.

We’ve had a lot of feedback from our community during these few weeks, so we are very appreciative. We’re proud to say this year’s vote-checking has been its best yet; it’s always our goal to deliver the most accurate results as all our Contestants make their journey towards the Tiara.

Today for the Aquamarine Necklace Showdown, we have made a few more adjustments to the CAPTCHA. The questions should be more compatible with mobile phone users and non-English voters. The voting ballot will no longer tell you to try again if your answer is incorrect. So please answer the question carefully and accurately before you submit your vote today. Only those ballots with a correct answer to the CAPTCHA question will be counted.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Good luck to our Contestants today! The Aquamarine Necklace is nigh!

Updated necklace score calculation

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

We have updated the ISML 2014 Charter today.

Only one line is changed, which is the calculation for the Necklace Score this year.

At the conclusion of the Necklace Showdown (Round 8) in each Period, the Necklace Score is calculated as SDO + (220 * Vote%).

Last year it was (1/3 * SDO) + Vote%.

All other rules are still the same.

We arrived at the new formula after studying the Necklace Rounds of the last three years. This new calculation provides more balance between SDO and vote percentage.