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SaulMurphy
06-11-2014, 08:29 AM
CIVIL WAR

CLICK HERE FOR PHASE ONE!
CLICK HERE FOR PHASE TWO!
CLICK HERE FOR PHASE THREE!

The dawn could be seen through many windows in Stickpage city, yet with curtains drawn and alarms still silent, the people sleep, save for the set few who had to be up at dawn for mediocre jobs. Like most mornings, a mist could be seen between the buildings and throughout the streets, but as the sun rose, the mist dissipated.

No one noticed however, the Shroud that also arrived over the city. It may appear as storm clouds and once the sun has reached a certain height it will block the light as well, but it was not any normal Shroud.

Everywhere, everyone waking up to find their dawn a little darker, to find their mood a little more sour. This was the dawn of a bad day for everyone; waking up in a ditch or a cabin or a mansion. Nobody will have a nice day.
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Welcome to Writer’s Lounge Civil War. Here all participants woke up to a bad time and will be in a sour mood for some reason, be it some guy stole your teddy or some women spilled her coffee on you accidently or maybe some jackass gave you a funny look or took the last chocolate out of the candy machine. For whatever reason, your gladiator is pissed off and in a foul mood and wants to pick a fight with the next guy who looks at him wrong.

Interested in taking part in this event? Submit a short piece of a maximum of 300 words, explaining why your gladiator is in a bad mood. No essays or novels required. Just a plain explanation of why he felt like getting out of bed today was a bad idea.

Additional Information

This is an opportunity to show the world (us Writers) that your character is more than just this badass warrior that likes going on killing sprees and fight whomever they can. This event will give you a chance to show us all different sides of who your character really is and amidst a battle with another opponent, maybe even show off some of their fighting as well.

The fighters’ opponents will be randomized and the reason for this will be because the event’s premise is based on a little bit of organized chaos. Thus walking down the street, you could run into anyone who might just challenge you to a duel.

This event however is not without its rules however. One thing I would like to ask everyone is that they shouldn’t kill their opponent, even if your character is a maniac sociopath with a serial killer attitude toward life and people in general, show some restraint and merely mortally wound your opponent instead of fatally. The difference between a stab in the heart and a stab near the heart.

The battles that will be presented will be purely based on the voting system that we use for everyday fights. There will not be Antes or Special winning conditions. I will basically give both gladiators a situation where they will fight one another and basically the audience can decide whether or not they completed the objective set out to them or not.

As for the story line, there is a very flexible idea that I will drive every battle towards, playing off what everyone wrote and thus leading everything towards a final battle between the last two participants.

This is not a tournament even though there will be a “last-man-standing” idea. This is purely an event that will hone everyone’s writing ability and give them something to refer back to in future battles if they so wish.

Now, why do I want people to not die in the tournament? You will have to wait and see after the first round’s completion.

Due to the general interest of the Writing Public, a deadline has been decided: The 1st of July! I will be slightly lenient if the reasons are good, but otherwise this will be the deadline and any entries after this won't be accepted. Thank you for understanding.

If there are any questions about details I may have missed out on, ask away and it will be added to the thread.

FAQ


Q: How long are we going to have to produce the stories?
I am planning on having each fight the standard two week period to write. However, I am not a monster and if someone PM's me their reasoning for postponement then I will add another week, but I will not grant more than this due to not wanting to finish this event in months time, understandably.


Q: What should the story be about? How they woke up feeling bad, or leading up to that?

The submission can be whatever you like, be it waking up in a bad mood or leading up to a bad mood, so long by the end of your submission, you're in a bad mood.

Participants Who Submitted:

1. Xate
2. Ken_Rou
3. BoomerangReturns
4. Crank
5. SJCRPV
6. TwitchyPidge
7. ErrorBlender
8. 6Asmo6deus6
9. Digkid
10. Shadowkirby
11. Kyra
12. blakphoenix

Crank
06-11-2014, 06:59 PM
Sounds really neat! I do have a question though.

I'm about to pole-vault back up to a 7 day work week, so:

Q: How long are we going to have to produce the stories?

Veir
06-11-2014, 07:09 PM
This actually sounds really fun. Depending on the scheduling of this event I may join.

SaulMurphy
06-12-2014, 07:18 AM
Sounds really neat! I do have a question though.

I'm about to pole-vault back up to a 7 day work week, so:

Q: How long are we going to have to produce the stories?

I am planning on having each fight the standard two week period to write. However, I am not a monster and if someone PM's me their reasoning for postponement then I will add another week, but I will not grant more than this due to not wanting to finish this event in months time, understandably.

Ken_Rou
06-12-2014, 11:44 AM
I think I'll be joining this as well.

SmellsLikeGreek
06-12-2014, 11:32 PM
I will too, seems fun :D. But I have a question.

Q: What should the story be about? How they woke up feeling bad, or leading up to that?

ErrorBlender
06-13-2014, 12:25 AM
Sign me up, Saul. I'll be eager to fight for my grumpy gladiator.

Xate
06-13-2014, 02:07 AM
I'd be joining, then.

devi
06-13-2014, 02:12 AM
Bitch, you know I'm in.

SaulMurphy
06-14-2014, 11:29 AM
I will too, seems fun :D. But I have a question.

Q: What should the story be about? How they woke up feeling bad, or leading up to that?

The submission can be whatever you like, be it waking up in a bad mood or leading up to a bad mood, so long by the end of your submission, you're in a bad mood.

Also, I will be posting the deadline for the submissions soon so this event can get going.

Ken_Rou
06-14-2014, 08:02 PM
Alright, here's my submission. It's cheesy and non-clever, but it makes a good point of why Aiba's in a bad mood.
My eyes were twitching when I went into the kitchen to get the soda I was saving. Vamprina was holding on to a can with a familiar label on it. It was my drink, and she was drinking it.

As soon as she saw my expression, Vamprina realized what she has done.
"I'm sorry.... was this yours? It was in the fridge so long, I thought no one was going to drink it..."

"It's fine" I replied.

Letting out a small sigh, I walked up the stairs to head back to my room. But, I accidently tripped on the last step, and fell. But before I hit the ground, I felt something hook up to my left index finger. I fell down face first. Rubbing my face in pain with my right hand, I checked to see what was in my left. There was nothing.

Zoe was standing right in front of me, blushing and watering up. She was covering her chest with the towel in her hand.
"You... you ripped my bra... HOW COULD YOU!?"

Well, this is going to be a long day....

After a jaw-breaking slap to the face and a half hour of getting yelled at, I returned to my room, completely tired. I decided that I should finish up writing lyrics for my new song, and started up my laptop.

"WELCOME BACK. YOUR PC IS UPDATING... 1/164 DONE"
The 1 on the top did not move for minutes.

After a few sighs, I stood up from my desk.
"FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!"

...Halellujah for sound proof doors.

Boomerang
06-15-2014, 10:36 AM
You know, just about every day is usually a bad one for Sirius Nightshade. A sociopath with no compassion and a hate for everybody else on Stickpage, accompanied with his constant want to be considered a god, would put somebody in a bad mood. But on this particular day, Sirius was more grumpy than usual.

He woke up from his broken down bedroom, letting out a deep and heavy sigh before yawning, stretching his arms out within the blankets. He then stepped out of bed, getting dressed in his usual attire. The finishing touches was putting Massacre in it’s beloved sheath and putting his flash bangs…

Wait, where were his flash bangs? The panicked male looked everywhere in his one room home, flipping everything around and looking in every nook and cranny. Yet, he could not find his flash bangs, leaving his calf pockets completely empty.

He was already in a bad mood because of the horrendous city he was forced to live in and not rule, and just being a general sociopath that woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Now, he couldn’t even have something as simple as his beloved flash bangs. Such a simple thing, set him over the edge.

“Someone, is going to perish today,” He said to himself.

SaulMurphy
06-16-2014, 09:51 AM
I have added a deadline due to the fact that there are many interested parties and only 3 participants so far, thus I added the deadline to the first page and I will say it here as well: THE 1ST of JULY! That is when all entries are due. By the time the sun sets on the last 1st of July, I will no longer accept participants, unless they give me good reason to be lenient. Thank you for reading.

Crank
06-16-2014, 10:31 PM
Submit a short piece of a maximum of 300 words

I feel like this is way harder than it should be.

SJCRPV
06-17-2014, 12:49 PM
I feel like this is way harder than it should be.

I know, right?
I've never dealt well with word limits. I feel like it stiffles what my mind wants to say.

SaulMurphy
06-17-2014, 04:37 PM
I know, right?
I've never dealt well with word limits. I feel like it stiffles what my mind wants to say.

Haha, ever tried just writing a little bit instead of a massive thing? Not too hard really. Well, write out your piece and see how many words you got. If its too much, get rid of some non-sequential details and boom, word limit won't be awfully hard to reach.

SJCRPV
06-17-2014, 07:17 PM
I have. You can thank my Portuguese teacher that held the writting club until last year in my high-school. An amazing lady. Funily enough, two characters that I'm using were created when she asked us to do a biography of a made-up person in 50 words and are the ones I enjoy writting about the most.

I suppose I got slightly misunderstood. It's not like I don't know how to deal with them, it's just that I don't deal with them well. I was intending to do just that, write out for as long as it must be and then cut down on the non-essential. What I don't like is when I feel like I've cut out all the fat and I still need to get rid of more. I feel like I start wasting good meat.

Another thing I don't like in word limits is the idea that at some point I have to stop. I enjoy when things just flow, and when I know I have a word limit or some kind of restrictment, I feel myself trying to control it, trying to steer it and it never is something pleasant to do.

Crank
06-17-2014, 09:59 PM
Hollywood paused, staring at his keyboard. It seemed a simple task, it really did, but that just made it all the more insulting. He just needed to write a short story for an English assignment, but had to contain it to 300 or less words.

He checked his current number.

453.

A heated exhale left his lungs as his fists clenched. It had been three days with no progress. Shaving the story further would reduce it to a pile of garbage, but if he turned it in now, it wouldn’t even be accepted.

Shutting his eyes, he pinched the bridge of his nose to try to calm himself.

He failed.

And then read it again.

And again.

And again.

A curse exploded throughout his apartment as his laptop slammed shut violently.

That was it, he was done, and he was sure to go insane if he sat around any longer.

Absolutely seething, he threw on his gladiator gear and went for a jog, hoping it wasn’t going to be the only way he’d blow off some steam.





“Hey Roy,” Dom hissed beside me, grabbing a few beers for his customers, ”You watch wRHG?”

“No, why?”

“Because some jackass gave me this.” Using his free hand, he ripped a photo out of his pocket before slamming it on the wood. “Look at that garbage.”

Acting skill alone held back my shock as he moved his hand, revealing a captioned photograph of myself from my last fight. I was still masked, but in full uniform for Between the Trees.

‘Tell the spineless, ball-less bitch here not to quit his day job. How’s that for a tip?’

“They’re really not tipping you?”

“I should spit in their drinks.”

“Damn.” I blinked twice before following Dom from behind, half curious who I needed to avoid. By chance, they were seated at the table next to my kid brother and blatantly taunting him. My fists clenched.

Taking out his phone, he was talking too quietly and nervously to hear as he walked over to them.

I sure as hell heard them though.

“Fuck your heroes.” With no further warning, one closest to him fired his open hand out, shoving my 10 year old brother away. Hard.

The glass I was holding hit the ground about the same time as his head.

Immediately, I charged them like a demon, swearing at the top of my lungs but by some miracle Dom caught and held me back as they drunkenly laughed and walked away. Management sent me to the crew room to cool off with my terrified brother, but I was still enraged by the time they came back. They sent me home, and after dropping Leo off so he could go to sleep, went for a much needed jog. In full gladiator uniform. Daring to be found.

SJCRPV
06-19-2014, 03:27 PM
YOU CAN BLOODY WELL THANK TWITCH FOR HELPING ME CUTTING THIS DOWN! >: I



Gladstone doesn’t usually have a hard time waking up. He doesn’t like waking up with sudden noises. The responsibility for the lives of four other people and the notion that his true objective can be discovered at any time make him incredibly reactive to sudden noises. And when that noise ends up being nothing, let’s say he doesn’t find it particularly pleasant.

Such as one morning when he woke up to the sound of of metal crashing.

The moment he heard it, Gladstone jumped out of bed, dashed out of his room, not bothering to change out of his pajamas.
Kitchen utensils. That’s all it was.

Torvin and Sabine were picking them up when Sebastian arrived, only noticed when they heard his poorly contained sigh.

- Sorry, did we wake you up? - Asked the Iwa - We were going to make breakfast when Torvin opened up one of the cabinets and...crash.

Looking back with a tired gaze, he replied sarcastically:

- Of course you were… - Sleepily scratching his head, he still asked - What time is it anyway?

Sabine noticed his tone:

- Don’t get snippy! We didn’t mean to wake you, someone just stacked these wrong.

Raising an eyebrow, Gladstone replied:

- Surely. And who might have done that?

Defiant, Sabine smiled before replying:

- Maybe the same person who is overreacting about a bunch of fallen kitchenware right now.

Something just boils in him whenever he’s told he’s overreacting.He wanted to tell her to shut up; to go screw herself, but he knew she didn’t know the real reason he had been worried, so he just grabbed the bridge of his nose, gritted his teeth and just replied with an angry sigh:

- Not in the mood. I'm gonna take a walk. Alone.

TwitchyPidge
06-19-2014, 03:37 PM
Thanks for the shout out SJCRPV ;)

After frustration and several reworkings of the plot:


Sabine yanked up her hood and headed back out into the streets of SP city. She’d been called in for a re-evaluation, to ensure she was up to par and or improving on her skills.

Basically they made her go through several early morning simulations tearing up sections of her arms legs and giving her a lovely scrape along her cheekbone, and an overall soreness.

“I need coffee...and chocolate….Please let Seb be out.” She hurried through a few alleys hoping to get home quickly, but her musings were halted by a stranger with a black hand tattoo.

She took off, only to be clotheslined by his friends behind him. A pipe and two knives flashed at her. She managed to get one on the ground and taken the knife away from the other. That one took off leaving her alone with the pipe-man. Then some Unies pop in hearing the struggle, knife against pipe? Of course tackle the one with the knife and grind her face into the pavement while cuffing her.

Pipe-man took them out and shoved her to a wall, knife at her side. Some struggling and she’d torn one hand free of the cuffs and gave him a new piercing. She darted back towards the arena where her ‘protection’ officers were currently “unavailable’.

She was forcefully escorted out into the rain, leaving her unable to head home as her ‘new friends’ had discovered her short cuts. She headed to the sister cafe she would be working in once construction was done. She unlocked it flipped on the lights and the heater and proceeded to crush her good luck charms, causing embers to flare up on her exposed areas along with some horns. “Shut up.” She groaned, curling up in one of the back booths.



Bad day: Achievement Unlocked

ErrorBlender
06-19-2014, 07:17 PM
Here it is, Saul. Exactly 300 words.


“Alice, I need to let off some steam.” The android told his fiancé over his shoulder. He thundered towards the hatch that led upwards and downwards, either out into the world or deeper into the compound respectively - usually used for parcels but large enough for him to fit with the wings wide open.

“You have a pending battle?” The woman asked as she stood from her chair. She began her approach.

“No. I will have to find one myself.” Bl.An.C. stated bluntly. “The system records unofficial and official battles anyway. Official ones have the privilege of an audience and a controlled environment. Unofficial ones are simply told by the winner and confirmed by the loser through testing.”

“You’ll just be wandering and looking to pick a fight?” Alice said confused. “But-“

“Sometimes, I need to let off steam for the heck of it, Alice. All the battles I’ve faced, they felt like jobs. Like things I had to do for the sake of the mission.” He said exasperated and faced Alice. He gripped her by the shoulders and sighed. “Now I just feel like punching someone for stress relief.”

“The drones would be a viable punching bag.” She suggested. Her smile never ceased to calm his nerves sadly; they were too tense to have been mellowed.

“I’ve grown accustomed to fighting gladiators. The drones won’t deny the tension in me.” He said once again. “If I go haywire again, shut me down and send the drones to get me.”

Without much of a farewell, he stormed towards the hatch, flung it open and, with a flash of light and expansion of lightweight wings, he blasted off upwards and outwards into the world, leaving Alice to wonder what was wrong.

Sorry Alice. The illusion of control is getting to me.

Aquila
06-21-2014, 10:13 AM
“Cigs, cigs, where’s my goddamn cigs!” Bust growled, patting his jean pockets. With a groan he entered a convenience store and took a box of Marlboros. He slammed them on the register and popped his wallet open, all he had was 12 dollars which he pulled and threw at the man’s face.

“Ummmm sorry, but are you 18?” The man asked, “I’m going to need to see a form of identification.”

“You must be kidding me. I’m 18.” L.L Bust huffed

“Form of identification please.” The man repeated. L.L handed over his bounty hunter license then took the box. He turned to leave then the man piped in, “It’s $13.20 for the box of cigarettes.” L.L turned his head, “Tax.”

“Well I don’t have enough to pay for tax so how about I just give you $12.” L.L glared.

“I’m sorry but you have to pay the tax.”

“Hey!” Bust roared, “I’m trying to be real friendly here. If you care so much about the tax how about you pay it, before I shove Blunderbuss here up your a** and pump your damn body full of lead, got IT!” He took the box and walked out, grabbing a backpack on the way.

“The backpack costs 20 dollars.” Bust flipped the man the bird and walked out to the sound of jingly bells that didn’t match the mood at all. Once out of the store, he ripped open the bag’s seal and pulled out a pack, the rest he shoved into the backpack. He pat his pockets, “Jesus f***ing Christ are you serious?” He couldn’t find his lighter or his matches… now he was pissed.

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?85608-L-L-Bust-new-WRHG

Xate
06-21-2014, 09:37 PM
Well, might as well, show my PM-ed work.
Getting out of bed, Lucario was pissed. Was it because the two souls had a fierce argument? Well, they do fight a lot, but none had a lasting impact. Did he eat something wrong? He had just gotten up, for Arceus' sake. It was something else... It was the fact that he left the bed on the wrong side. That, and he hadn't had a battle in a while. He could feel his body figuratively rusting like a robot, so the moment he left his room, a worthy opponent would be what he needed. That, and he slipped on his bag and fell on his face, leaving an indent from his goggles. That may be the reason.

buckethead
06-22-2014, 05:44 AM
Well here goes nothing for here is my entry.
Sleeping under his favorite bridge was Sonicus-Burpacus, or Larry as he likes to be called. He was having a good dream when a truck drove by over head and hit a bump which caused a container to bounce out and fall over the side of the bridge where it landed next to Larry with a loud bang. He woke with a start and swore loudly.
" Can't a guy get no Fucking sleep no more," he said loudly as he went to look at what was inside the box.
Inside was a bunch of soap and he ran away from the container as fast as he could only to slip on a stray bar of soap and land in the river.
" Oh Come On!!!" he yelled as he floated in the river.
Larry then swam to the other side where he decided to take a quick swig of his beer only to find that he forgot his beer bottle on the other side of the river. Now this pissed him off to no end. Today someone was going to die.

Crank
06-22-2014, 01:06 PM
Heh, I find it interesting how different all of our reasons to be upset are!

Aiba: Issues at the clan home
Sirius: Lost Flash-bangs/Citizen, not ruler
Hollywood: Kid brother hurt
Sebastian: Hiding his True Objective/"Overreacting"
Sabine: Re-evaluation/Black Hand ambush
Suicide Sisters: Noisy Neighbor
Bl.An.C.: Illusion of control
L.L.: Denied cigarettes/Can't light others
Lucario: Tripped/Rustiness due to lack of battles
Larry: Abrupt awakening during good dream/Tripping/Beer is far away

Unrelatedly, something else I noticed:

Names:
A:1 (10%)
B:1 (10%)
H:1 (10%)
S:4 (40%)
L:3 (30%)

Clans Represented:
A New Journey: 2 (20%)
Lucario, L.L.
ActaSanctorum: 2 (20%)
Sebastian, Sabine
Observer Protocol: 1 (10%)
Bl.An.C.
The Wind Chasers- Rebels of Peace: 1 (10%)
Aiba
Independent: 4 (40%)
Sirius, Hollywood, Larry, Suicide Sisters

buckethead
06-22-2014, 01:52 PM
Well Larry or Sonicus-Burpacus can be considered an S or an L

Xate
06-22-2014, 06:10 PM
Heh, I find it interesting how different all of our reasons to be upset are!

Aiba: Issues at the clan home
Sirius: Lost Flash-bangs/Citizen, not ruler
Hollywood: Kid brother hurt
Sebastian: Hiding his True Objective/"Overreacting"
Sabine: Re-evaluation/Black Hand ambush
Bl.An.C: Illusion of control
L.L.: Denied cigarettes
Lucario: Internal Clashing/Fell out of bed
Larry: Abrupt awakening during good dream/Tripping/Beer is far away

Unrelatedly, something else I noticed:

Names:
A:1 (11%)
B:1 (11%)
H:1 (11%)
S:3 (33%)
L:3 (33%)

Clans Represented:
A New Journey: 2 (22%)
ActaSanctorum: 2 (22%)
Observer Protocol: 1 (11%)
The Wind Chasers- Rebels of Peace: 1 (11%)
Independent: 3 (33%)
Actually, the reason Luke is pissed because he tripped and his rustiness due to lack of battles.

Aquila
06-22-2014, 07:28 PM
L.L is pissed because of being denied cigs and because he can't find any way to light the ones he has now. Hahaha, and I wanna join a clan, anyone want me? XD

Xate
06-22-2014, 07:44 PM
L.L is pissed because of being denied cigs and because he can't find any way to light the ones he has now. Hahaha, and I wanna join a clan, anyone want me? XD
*raises hand*

Matthew Murphy
06-22-2014, 07:46 PM
Aww! If only school haven't start yet! Otherwise I could've joined...;~;

Crank
06-22-2014, 08:04 PM
You've got two week time gaps to write your story. Unless you expect to be swamped day after day you should be fine.

Aquila
06-23-2014, 12:09 AM
Heh, I find it interesting how different all of our reasons to be upset are!

Aiba: Issues at the clan home
Sirius: Lost Flash-bangs/Citizen, not ruler
Hollywood: Kid brother hurt
Sebastian: Hiding his True Objective/"Overreacting"
Sabine: Re-evaluation/Black Hand ambush
Bl.An.C: Illusion of control
L.L.: Denied cigarettes
Lucario: Internal Clashing/Fell out of bed
Larry: Abrupt awakening during good dream/Tripping/Beer is far away

Unrelatedly, something else I noticed:

Names:
A:1 (11%)
B:1 (11%)
H:1 (11%)
S:3 (33%)
L:3 (33%)

Clans Represented:
A New Journey: 2 (22%)
ActaSanctorum: 2 (22%)
Observer Protocol: 1 (11%)
The Wind Chasers- Rebels of Peace: 1 (11%)
Independent: 3 (33%)

Two from a New Journey? I only see Lucario...

Crank
06-23-2014, 05:02 PM
Statistics updated.

Q: Seeing how we no longer have a clean bracket (As in 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, or optimistically 512) how will the inevitable 1 VS 1 VS 1 match(es?) be handled?

EDIT: Statistics reupdated.

Shadowkirby
06-23-2014, 07:19 PM
My entry:

After days of searching throughout the wRHG city, our antiheroes are so far exhausted from looking for the elusive Nina Candlewish. The Suicide Sisters have looked everywhere; the sewers, ghetto alleyways, bars, everywhere they can think of, and no sign of the evasive undead. Bella has become impatient and bored of the mission, while Eliza is rubbing her eyes. Their next-door neighbor has been blasting music ever since they got here. Almost every night is like that, and because of this and the tedious mission, it has worn out the two assassins. Putting them in an ornery mood, they fend off anyone who dares to get close to them. Their temper is near its limit, and there's no telling what will set these two off.

They both head back to the resort and decided to rest in their rooms for the night. Again, like every other night, their next-door neighbor is blaring sound from the speakers, keeping them awake once again. Bella has her pillow on top of her head, trying her best to plug her ears from the music. Eliza is just lying on her bed with her eyes open as she grows agitated from just about everything after these couple days. They wish they could do something about this, but blowing up the resort and/or killing their resort will only expel them from the city, thus failing the mission entirely.

Bella is mumbling in irritation under the pillow, “Eliza, I can't stand this asshole anymore.”

“I know that, Belle,” Eliza responded through her gritted teeth.

“The hell are we suppose to do with this guy?”

Eliza pondered for a brief moment on dealing with their dilemma, then decided on what was needed to be done.

“We wait until morning, follow him outside... then murder him.”

SaulMurphy
06-27-2014, 04:01 AM
Statistics updated.

Q: Seeing how we no longer have a clean bracket (As in 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, or optimistically 512) how will the inevitable 1 VS 1 VS 1 match(es?) be handled?

EDIT: Statistics reupdated.

Well, I have a formula just for that. Even numbers will be easy to handle, but once the eventuality comes, then 1v1v1 will need to happen. This will of course be revealed as to how I will handle it, when it happens. For you cannot forget, this isn't really a tournament. This is just an event. It will pose... different challenges per "round".

Kyra
06-30-2014, 05:13 AM
I did the thing, woo. And now at the appropriate word requirement at EXACTLY 300 words.



- Toronto Homeless Shelter Closing -

He had seen the news in the paper Allison purchased at the store, but he had to make the journey to see if it was true. His metal leg clanked as he halted near the entrance, hand on the golden knob of his cane for support. His face twisted into a disturbing display of mixed emotions upon seeing the news true, he looked towards the alley where a small gathering of past residents stood aimlessly.

A man in his forties stuck out to Rykosar as a familiar face (and scruffy peppered beard). "So it's true then, Marat?" The old man croaked, eyes darkened when seeing a voiceless nod. It sparked a hug before Rykosar pulled away. "I'd offer the cabin, but it's not done yet..."

The younger man's bushy dark brows furrowed at Rykosar's statement, he spoke with an accent dripping from his lips. "Hiz oolriet." He began, a smile twitching his whiskers "I shawl find ah hway. Marat aulhways doos!" He smacked a fist to his chest, grinning with a set of stained teeth. "Hew du hyor battuls, and Marat whill find sumtink else!"

Though his spirits lightened Rykosar's, a sour pit began to fill him and he found himself frowning. "It should be common sense to take care of the homeless before an audience of blood-thirsty--bah. I'd say I'm not a fan of ranting, but that'd be a lie. I'm sure you don't want to hear it." Rykosar followed this by turning to Marat, suppressing a volatile state. "You've been through enough today."

"Hiz fine, freend. Hahow aboot a wolk, hyes? Hew seem...ehm, whord fur "razdrazhitel'nyy"?"

Rykosar stopped mid-limp, a chuckle slipping for a few fleeting moments before giving a weak nod. "Crabby is the word. And I suppose so. The walk would do well. Let’s go."

blakphoenix
07-01-2014, 04:41 PM
.....I had to cut this down from 600 words. Guess it's been a while huh? I'd love to join the fray with all y'alls! ^_^

The bedroom of the hotel suite was beautifully lit by the morning sun. Every object, from the dressers to the doorknobs, glistened with a vibrant light. Ensiron sat up in his bed casting his gaze around the room.

"Heh, I'm in a bed."

He lightly chuckled to himself as he put on his clothes that were scattered about the room. As he went to retrieve his shoe from the hallway leading to the lobby door a familiar young man with red and black dyed hair stepped out from the door to the bathroom.

"Chaos! We didn't did we? I mean can we even? Would you gain anything from that?"

The Ethereal wildly cackled and appeared in front of Ensiron. "So what if we did, not like you could resist my powers since you're not a full fledged Ethereal yet Ensiron." He laughed as he disappeared then reappeared in front of the glass door leading to the balcony on the opposite wall from the lobby door. "I came here to make sure you take part in my chaotic day of rock solid fun! I couldn't just leave you stone cold out of the mix. Don't take this opportunity I'm giving you for granite!" His unique laugh rang through the room again as he blinked out of sight.

Ensiron shook his head in annoyance as he put on his shoe. Upon connecting his right foot and the ground a sharp pain shot through him. "Dammit!" He exclaimed as he took off his shoe and shook out of it a small rock. He put the shoe back on and the same sensation occurred. He looked down to where the rock landed and it was nowhere to be found.

"Chaos!!!" He roared before rushing out into the hotel lobby...with a slight limp.

SaulMurphy
07-02-2014, 04:09 AM
Well well well. It would seem we have our participants. Within the next few days I will have the first phase of the event on the way.

SaulMurphy
07-03-2014, 06:06 PM
The day continues and it would seem that everything is slowly coming to some conclusion, yet with the Shroud overhead people continued with life. There are however certain events that drive the day on, and these events are the following:

The sweet dawn came, but the Suicide Sisters did not find it sweet. As per Eliza instruction, the two women get ready to commit a crime for they truly need a proper night’s rest. However, pure murder outside the RHG is prohibited and thus they need to plan it out.

They followed the neighbour to his day job at the StickPage Spectacular Zoo where they were going to attempt to rid themselves of the evidence of the body by feeding the man to a hungry lion. It will be hard, but the plans were set and they were ready.

What they didn’t count on was the frustrated Cooper who also decided to visit the Zoo. Finding someone to fight was hard sometimes and one place where he never thought to end up was the Zoo. It would seem that when flying while your mind is somewhere else causes you to not know where you will end up.

The stage was set, the neighbour was about to feed the lion its daily meat, Bella took out Fetta and was about to end the fool’s miserable life, but with a roar, the lion simply killed the neighbour. The other lions also started walking out of their cages as if someone left it open.

Eliza and Bella started getting out of there and back into the open, but as they came out of the lion’s part they noticed all the animals are escaping. Elephants, kangaroos, monkeys and pandas were rampaging through the zoo.

The android saved a few people from a near-death experience with a giraffe and noticed the Suicide Sisters. They looked suspicious and he was going to get to the bottom of the sudden chaos.

The sisters noticed the android approaching and were ready to take on whatever came their way.

It’s a Zoo

The Suicide Sisters and Cooper Prince “Bl.An.C” are in a zoo. The most diverse collection of animals are now ramparting through the zoo and tourists and staff alike are being attacked, trampled or killed by these animals. For whatever reason, one of the two of you needs to be stopped and in order to do so; you have to stop the other. Thus all animals can be killed, innocent bystanders may be killed, and your opponent may not be killed. You are limited to the confines of the zoo however until you defeat your opponent, then you may leave the premises and the animals will all have poured into the street by then.


Quite strangely, Gladstone was called up to take a flight to the next city, so on his walk he had to grab a cab to the airport. Pissed off, the cabby did try and cheer him up with some humour, but the Pixel Spawner was in no mood.

At the same time, Aiba also needed a well-deserved holiday away to calm down. Something strange is going on in StickPage and the sooner he gets out the sooner everything will be okay.

Both gladiators bought their tickets and boarded the same plane without noticing one another. As they settled down right next to each other the plane took off, but as it passed over the StickPage skyline, the pilot announced a problem with the engines. The two gladiators looked out the window and saw an engine on fire. As everyone around them starts panicking, the two gladiators seemed to have the same plan: Get to the nearest parachute.

They both went the same way and managed to get to the cargo area of the plane. The plane was shaking, the bags are falling about and the gladiators noticed that they both are the only ones in the cargo area.

Near the big cargo door there was only one parachute bag. As they both approached it, it was clear, only one will be able to escape the flying airbus.

The Airbus

Aiba and Sebastian are on a plane. The plane is going to crash soon, but not as soon as one of them escapes. During the fight, the back of the plane will open and create new dangers. Bags and random items will also be falling around. You shall not kill your opponent.


Hollywood was jogging at a slightly faster pace than he usually goes. To the passers-by the man in the mask seemed to be on a mission. Everyone in the city was a little more tense, a little more agitated than usual, and he didn’t help for their mood.

Down one street and into an alley, out the other side and as he rounded the corner he bumped into something that feels just like a wall, but was a kid instead. Or well, something that looked like a kid. Bust also stumbled a bit as the cigarette in his mouth broke in two on impact.

The two gladiators stood staring at one another for a while, the fire in their eyes was wrathful and the atmosphere surrounding them was tense. Suddenly a siren could be heard nearby and both Hollywood and Bust looked across the street from where they were standing.

Stick Penitentiary, housing some of the meanest and worst villains that StickPage city has ever seen, was coming to life with noise and the sound of riots. There was a sudden explosion and the one wall of the prison exploded leaving rubble where structure once was. Both Bust and Hollywood had to jump to cover behind a nearby vehicle.

Dozens of orange-jumpsuit-wearing-men came pouring out of the hole having multiple shivs, bottles and other make-shift weaponry about them.

“Shit,” L. L., said as he readied Blunderbuss.

“You said it.” Roy replied as he took out his blowpipes.

The chaos of the day has begun, where will it end?


Prison Break

Hollywood and L. L. Bust must face off against one another as well as survive waves of seemingly countless prisoners escaping the penitentiary. Remember that this is a battle between your characters, but also they have an environment they must represent as well. You may kill as many prisoners as you see fit, however you may not kill the other gladiator.


Lucario was just going down to the train station during the morning rush to get to his job. The youth wanted to make a stop at the RHG headquarters in order to see if there were any battles available and the train was the best way to get there.

After buying tickets and boarding, he took a seat in the second car and waited patiently as the train started its slow start up. A man came limping up and took the seat opposite Lucario. Ensiron seemed distracted and gazed out the window frowning.

The train was building up speed and was going through a tunnel. The people around the gladiators all seemed a little stressed and it was making nerves a little on edge. However once the train was out of the tunnel things seemed to lighten up just a little bit.

That peace lasted for a small amount of time, for the train suddenly increased in speed uncontrollably. This caused Lucario and Ensiron to fall out their seats and their heads to hit one another, pissed off, both gladiators were ready to cause utter destruction to the other, but a little girl nearby simply told them: “Please sirs, stop the train, and take your fight somewhere else.”

The two of them sighed and tried making their way to the front, but it was blocked by the vast amount of rush hour passengers. However they both had the smart idea of climbing to the roof. On top it, the two gladiators squared off as the train sped forward.

Train Top

Ensiron Ethereal “Zero” and Lucario “The Blue Brawler” will fight on top of a speeding train. The train will seemingly have no end until one of the gladiators is defeated, whereby the victor shall try and stop the train before it completely totals. There will of course be more tunnels that they shall pass through, so be sure to add that to the story. Don’t kill your opponent. Simply defeat them. If you manage to knock them off the train and leave their fate unknown, you may do so.

Sunnydale Home is a beautiful retirement home for those who are slightly less able to get up and “put their backs into it”. As always, the old veterans from the Olde War tell the same old stories and those listening hear it as for the first time. Who knew that this chaotic day shall reach them?

Sirius, finding himself in the awful predicament of being surrounded by some of the residents of Sunnydale, was brooding in silence as one of the ladies complimented his jet black hair. He wanted to murder them all for simply being, but had to restrain himself.

Sadly, he didn’t realize that he was swept up with the direction the elderly people were walking and found himself at the front door of the Home.

Furious at himself and the greying people of Sunnydale, Sirius turned away, but was again stopped in his tracks by a massive man with scars covering his body. Beside the man was a homeless looking fellow. Rykosar stared at Nightshade with a contemplative look, but the sociopath had enough, arming himself with Massacre, he tried striking at the man, but struck the other man’s metal hand, and thus no damage was dealt.

Rykosar, slightly surprised by the sudden attack, shoved Sirius backwards, which made the man land inside the nearby Home. The elderly people all paused to see what the commotion was about. In their living room was two men, one scarred and seemingly old that seemed larger than life, the other was an average man who was brandishing a blade, and his eyes spoke murder.

A crowd formed around them, references to the Olde War was made and bets were placed among the elderly. They felt like they had front row seats to a major event.

Sunnydale Home

Rykosar and Sirius Nightshade will face off against one another in an old age home. This little space is crowded with quite a large group of old people. They will make comments on the battle as it goes and thus will add to the atmosphere. The old people may not be harmed; Marat (Rykosar’s partner) may not be harmed. You only want to fight the other gladiator and thus that is what you will do. No killing of the other gladiator allowed, near death, or death-like is acceptable.

Larry, sober as a nun, walked down the street with no particular haste; people around kept their distance as the man walked by, for he smelled like months old garbage.

The man, who hasn’t been sober in years or did as much walking as he did this morning, found himself tired and in front of Fran’s Fireworks. The shop, as the name stated, sells fireworks and this seemed quite interesting to Larry for he waltz right into the shop without a second thought.

The adjacent shop was under construction still and seemed to be a café of sorts. Sabine, sure that the coast is clear, made her way out of the shop and into the street. A pungent smell could be inhaled nearby and she made her way to its origin, Fran’s Fireworks.

“I wonder what that smell could be?” She said to no one in particular and walked into the shop.

The two gladiators seemed in shock as they see one another for neither expected the other. Fran, the owner of the shop; who clearly has no sense of smell, welcomed both into the shop warmly.

The Asian shopkeeper presented her new guests with one massive firecracker that is said to turn into a massive serpent when it goes off. There is only one left and thus only one of them can own it.

The two gladiators were suddenly overcome with greed and wanted to buy the cracker and thus faced off inside Fran’s.

Fran’s Fireworks

Sabine and Larry really want the cracker, however somewhere during the fight, the cracker will accidently catch light and go off in light and flames inside the shop, which causes all other fireworks to also start going off. Fran smiles throughout everything and seems content with whatever is happening. The shop will be in disarray and well, the victor can come any time after that. You may not kill your opponent.

As you all may have noticed, every situation has its own details that should be added. It adds suspense and random moments that would give the battle more life. If there is any confusion as to what to do, ask and I shall explain it.

I would like to suggest all of you to send your battles to me via PM because I shall create the battles in the battle area and there you shall vote. It gives everything a sense of mystery I would like to think. As for the deadline: 20th of July. If there is any issues, PM me and we shall sort you out.

FAQ


Actually, heck, Q: If this is all going on at the same time, can we reference the other ongoing events? Not like full fledged, but straddlers, like an animal, a criminal, or a couple boxes?

Well, due to the fact that, yes, all these things will happen at roughly the same time as all these event will lead into future battles, you may refer to other things happening. However, you may not, for instance, refer to seeing the two gladiators fighting on a train, or see one of the gladiators plummeting to earth from an overhead plane. I guess I could say: You may refer to the neutral events, but not the gladiators in them.


Is there a word limit Mr. Murphy sir?

You propose an interesting question Mr blak. Yes, there is no word limit. Why? Because this is not a tournament. It is merely an event with battles in between. These battles spur on the grand scheme of the event. You can write to you heart's content, however I would like to advice against 100 000 word novels, for convenience sake, but go as crazy as you want with the battle within the restrictions I have given.

Crank
07-03-2014, 08:07 PM
Seems like a pretty sucky day for the city! What've we got, a massive prison break, a zoo escape, and a plane going down all at the same time?

Personally, I'd be really irritated if I broke out of jail just to fight off a tiger and get crushed by cargo falling out of the sky!

Actually, heck, Q: If this is all going on at the same time, can we reference the other ongoing events? Not like full fledged, but straddlers, like an animal, a criminal, or a couple boxes?

EDIT: And for convenience (procrastination)'s sake:


Aiba (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?79345-wRHG-Aiba&p=1135081&styleid=1#post1135081)//Lucario (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?55157-Lucario-quot-The-Blue-Brawler-quot)//Bust (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?85608-L-L-Bust-the-Bounty-Hunter)//Sebastian (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?43723-Sebastian-Gladstone-%28Nickname-WIP%29)//Sabine (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?79425-wRHG-Sabine)//Rykosar (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?77742-wRHG-Profile-Rykosar)//Bl.An.C. (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?58743-Cooper-Price-Bl-An-C-Blast-Android-Class)//Zero (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?64186-quot-Zero-quot-The-First-Element-%28Ready-for-a-challenge-or-CnC%29)//Sirius (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?85261-Sirius-Nightshade-The-Lord-of-The-Night)//Larry (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?85599-The-Drunk-kung-fu-master%28available-and-open-to-challenge-and-criticism%29)//The Suicide Sisters (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?85090-The-Suicide-Sisters-%28Eliza-amp-Bella%29)//Hollywood (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?76674-Hollywood&p=1086875#post1086875)

ErrorBlender
07-04-2014, 01:53 AM
I shall see you in the zoo then ShadowKirby. Best of luck to the both of us.

Aquila
07-04-2014, 02:41 AM
Crap, a rematch against Hollywood, and so soon lol. Well new character so new leaf, best of luck to the both of us Crank!

SaulMurphy
07-04-2014, 03:53 AM
Seems like a pretty sucky day for the city! What've we got, a massive prison break, a zoo escape, and a plane going down all at the same time?

Personally, I'd be really irritated if I broke out of jail just to fight off a tiger and get crushed by cargo falling out of the sky!

Actually, heck, Q: If this is all going on at the same time, can we reference the other ongoing events? Not like full fledged, but straddlers, like an animal, a criminal, or a couple boxes?


Well, due to the fact that, yes, all these things will happen at roughly the same time as all these event will lead into future battles, you may refer to other things happening. However, you may not, for instance, refer to seeing the two gladiators fighting on a train, or see one of the gladiators plummeting to earth from an overhead plane. I guess I could say: You may refer to the neutral events, but not the gladiators in them.

blakphoenix
07-04-2014, 12:22 PM
Well well well, the blue brawler formerly known as Gamer...need I say more? ;)

Also....I uh...I was readin through stuff and I couldn't seem to find some sort of word limit. Is there one Mr. Murphy sir?

Boomerang
07-04-2014, 12:29 PM
Oh, a retirement home.

The least eventful of all of the random happenings, which is why it is my job to make it an awesome entry :D

I already started mine up. When my family goes shopping I'll stay home and write some more so I can be like halfway done.

Time to prove that Sirius is bringing edgy back.

SaulMurphy
07-04-2014, 04:32 PM
Well well well, the blue brawler formerly known as Gamer...need I say more? ;)

Also....I uh...I was readin through stuff and I couldn't seem to find some sort of word limit. Is there one Mr. Murphy sir?

You propose an interesting question Mr blak. Yes, there is no word limit. Why? Because this is not a tournament. It is merely an event with battles in between. These battles spur on the grand scheme of the event. You can write to you heart's content, however I would like to advice against 100 000 word novels, for convenience sake, but go as crazy as you want with the battle within the restrictions I have given.

Xate
07-04-2014, 07:22 PM
You propose an interesting question Mr blak. Yes, there is no word limit. Why? Because this is not a tournament. It is merely an event with battles in between. These battles spur on the grand scheme of the event. You can write to you heart's content, however I would like to advice against 100 000 word novels, for convenience sake, but go as crazy as you want with the battle within the restrictions I have given.
I feel fucked. .-.

blakphoenix
07-05-2014, 01:43 AM
I feel fucked. .-.

Hahaha! Cheer up Xate. It's been a while since I've written a story so I may be a bit rusty. Here's a kitten to make you feel better. ^_^

http://www.valleyvet.com/images/worming-your-kitten.png

Xate
07-05-2014, 01:56 AM
Hahaha! Cheer up Xate. It's been a while since I've written a story so I may be a bit rusty. Here's a kitten to make you feel better. ^_^

http://www.valleyvet.com/images/worming-your-kitten.png
If that kitten is worth 10,000 words, I'll be knocked out cold by its power level.

SaulMurphy
07-05-2014, 03:53 AM
If that kitten is worth 10,000 words, I'll be knocked out cold by its power level.

Don't feel discourage. Sometimes a 4000 word blockbuster is a better read than a 10 000 word essay with null and void detail. I added no word limit so people can do what ever, so long as they are done by the time the deadline is reached.

Crank
07-15-2014, 03:03 PM
Never mind, found it. I feel foolish now.

How's everyone's progress?

EDIT:
Heh, I owned those shoes last time around zoomxoom!

zoomxoom
07-17-2014, 07:23 PM
Hmm, well, looks like I decided to get active again just a bit too late, dang, this seems like it could've been a lot of fun for getting used to using Floris in combat. Ah well, maybe next time.

Crank
07-18-2014, 06:53 PM
Alright, so I expect this to bite more than just me, so if anyone's story exceeds the PM limit and you don't have google docs, you can go to pastebin.com (http://pastebin.com) and paste the whole thing there. All of my code seems to be in place, so as long as you take plain text you should be fine.

EDIT:
Unless Saul has any specific preferences anyway.

blakphoenix
07-21-2014, 12:27 AM
Oh crank, I never got to thank you for the character page shorcuts you put in this thread. You're very helpful and I'm certain you smell nice to boot too. ^_^

ErrorBlender
07-21-2014, 02:51 AM
Finally got my net back. Should I send my part now?

SaulMurphy
07-21-2014, 03:29 AM
Entry's I've received:

Errorblender
SJ
blakphoenix
Kyra
boomerangreturns
Crank
Aquila
Twitchypidge
shadowkirby

Still waiting on:

Xate
digkid
Ken


Here are the battles:
Sunnydale Home - Rykosar vs Sirius
Prison Break: Hollywood vs L.L. Bust
Fran's Fireworks: Larry vs Sabine
The Airbus: Gladstone vs Aiba
It's a zoo: Bl.An.C vs The Suicide Sisters
Train Top: Lucario vs Ensiron

Shadowkirby
07-21-2014, 10:58 AM
Almost done with mine, just give me enough time to finish and proofread it.

Ken_Rou
07-31-2014, 11:00 AM
I may have to forfeit

SaulMurphy
08-02-2014, 10:03 AM
I may have to forfeit

Suppressing a sarcastic comment here, but okay.

TwitchyPidge
08-02-2014, 11:48 AM
Digkid I'm disappointed. You've left me opponent-less!!! Come on!

Ken_Rou
08-03-2014, 07:36 AM
I'm sorry, I just need a couple more days.

Crank
08-03-2014, 12:31 PM
Bro, the poll ends in about 15 hours.

Everyone still standing after that, let's vow no more forfeits.

blakphoenix
08-03-2014, 01:06 PM
*Raises tankard into the air* Here here! Never have I ever forfeited and never do I plan to!

Boomerang
08-03-2014, 01:10 PM
Writer Power! *Fist pumps*

Ken_Rou
08-03-2014, 01:54 PM
*Raises glass
I will not forfeit!

SaulMurphy
08-03-2014, 02:51 PM
*Raises glass
I will not forfeit!

I would be surprised if you don't. You would simply get a loss instead, unless it is so mindblowingly good, that whomever didn't vote for Seb, will suddenly vote for you.

zoomxoom
08-03-2014, 07:00 PM
I might be able to swap places with him if he has to forfeit, Im kidding of corpse, but ya know, that might not be a bad idea, havig to swap characters with another writer for a round in a tournament, meaning you write their character and they write yours, now that could be fun, and I manage to go completely off topic for no reason whatsoever, woo

SaulMurphy
08-04-2014, 03:32 AM
END OF PHASE 1!

Thank you all who actually wrote, and thank you all for voting for your favourite writers. Now, I shall be working on phase 2 for today, and while I do that, I shall announce the winners here!

In the Zoo, Bl.An.C triumphed over the Suicide Sisters with an emotional ending.
At the firework store, Sabine whitewashed against Larry.
On the top of the train, Ensiron managed to kick Lucario's ass in a past-meets-present fight.
On the Airbus, Gladstone managed to get off the plane, leaving Aiba behind, with a last catch phrase.
Rykosar almost retired early, but managed to get out alive and defeated the psychopath Sirius.
During his fight, Hollywood managed to lose his clothing, but beat Bust none the less.

Well done! I shall now set up the 2nd Phase of the Civil War with more twists and turns to come!

zoomxoom
08-04-2014, 03:39 AM
Man I can't wait to see how this all plays out, and while I may not be participating, I wish everybody the best of luck. Keep up the good work!

SaulMurphy
08-04-2014, 04:50 AM
Phase 2: Chaos

Strangely enough, the Shroud seemed to deepen and it became slightly gloomier within the city. People who woke up annoyed started getting angry. Even in an accounting firm, one man nearly threw another out the window for accidently spilling coffee on his shoes. Tensions are high and it could be felt all around, however no one noticed it become slightly less light, slightly more dark and the sun was completely blocked out as midday arrived.


Even though he jumped off the train, Ensiron realized that he still needed to head deeper into the city. Shrugging off his recent battle, he climbed aboard the train once more and headed into the subway.

Meanwhile, Cooper was heading out of the zoo. Most of the animals have escaped, but after fighting the Suicide Sisters, he couldn’t really care less for helping to round them all up. It was strange to note however that there was a significant lack of death right outside the zoo. He expected with the carnage inside, he would see more of it outside. Alas no. Bl.An.C decided to head back to the skies to find clear his still troubled mind.

Sunnydale seemed a little too exciting for Rykosar. After a quick call to the emergency hotline, they made their escape before there were too many questions. It was dangerous to have Marat around in such troubling times, and he decided to walk the man home. The old man decided it was probably best to head back to his cabin before he finds more trouble, but with a sudden noise he looked up at the sky.

A plane was coming down at a crazed rate. Bl.An.C managed to dodge it nearly, but saw it was about to plummet into the nearby building. On the street nearby, Rykosar saw what was about to happen and headed for cover. With the sheer force of gravity and one working jet engine, the plane went right through a nearby building and into the one behind that one. The building was razed to rubble while the plane itself made a massive crater in the street.

Below the street was a subway train. In this train was Ensiron who suddenly got the biggest fright of his life as half the train cart disappeared due to the collapsing ceiling. The gloominess of the midday shone through the massive crater above. The train was in widespread panic as many pushed to get out, but Ensiron got to the surface first. Rykosar was there looking at the fire and death while Bl.An.C landed nearby as well to see what the damage was.

Police, firemen and paramedics were on the scene trying to save people from the two wrecks as well as the nearby buildings.

Subway Collapse

There seems to be a slight predicament here. The jet engines are still running strong and they are about to blow any second. The building the plane is stuck in will most likely collapse at any time. The street is unstable because of everything that happened and might cave in more. Worst part? The panicked crowd sees the three gladiators as saviours from their current blight.

This is a battle however. Bl.An.C came from the sky. He must have something to do with the plane falling. Ensiron came from the train, he must have planned to be there at that moment on purpose. Rykosar seemed strange to be in the middle of the street and unpanicked unlike the general populace.

The three of you are suspicious of all the other gladiators, because on a day like this, coincidences can’t be ignored.

This is a three way battle with many environmental factors. However you also have to keep in mind that you’re taking on two other gladiators who are also taking on each other. You may not kill your opponents, just like the previous battle.



It is quite peaceful to sometimes glide down with your parachute while looking over the city, but with all the sounds of shooting, rioting and the fires, it looked more like hell to Gladstone. He did not really want to return to Stickpage for after his battle on the Airbus, the glide down seemed peaceful enough. He did keep track of the plane however and it went down a few blocks away into a building. What happened afterwards, he was not sure.

Running from the cops was fine for Hollywood, but doing so in an orange jumpsuit he picked up from a nearby dead prisoner was a little harder. Orange did stand out quite a bit. He had to procure more equipment and he knew he stashed some away in a nearby building.

Sabine was on her way back to ActaSanctorum when she spotted some nut parachuting nearby. Curiosity got the better of the voodoo queen and she followed the man to see where he would land.

Sebastian was nearing a building and decided to land atop it. The landing was a bit dodgy, but he managed it okay. In hindsight he would’ve probably been able to walk down using his pixels, but the rush probably took his wits.

Hollywood managed to dodge the cops and entered the building. Inside he got back his gladiatorial equipment, but sadly he still has to be in the orange jumpsuit.

Sabine entered the building where the man landed and headed to the roof. To her surprise it was he clan leader who was standing before her.

Flaming Towers

It wasn’t long before something went horribly wrong. A gang of bikers rolled up and caused absolute havoc downstairs. During this, they managed to damage the gas supply that was in the basement and it caught alight. Explosions could be heard from the depths of the building and the whole building shook.

The first to catch fire was the first floor and it was slowly rising up. The residents, which consist of drug dealers, mercenaries, prostitutes and some scientists whom have been working on some illegal explosive technology were all clawing their way out, killing each other with a general every-man-for-himself kind of attitude.

Eventually the fire will reach the explosives, and when it does, the building will start falling over into another building, which causes that building to also start falling over into a domino effect with the buildings to follow.

Strange thing is: Sabine and Gladstone, even though they are friends, seemed to think the other is there to fight them or maybe even kill them, as it seemed a strange coincidence that the building they both were on was set alight with them on it. Hollywood must be their accomplice. Hollywood simply blames the two members of ActaSanctorum.

This is a three way battle with one major environmental factor. One way to survive is to get into the next building before it slams into the next and so forth as the fire will spread to the buildings it hits. Of course the initiation of this would be the explosion of the lab. There shall be no killing of other gladiators.

As you all may have noticed, every situation has its own details that should be added. It adds suspense and random moments that would give the battle more life. If there is any confusion as to what to do, ask and I shall explain it.

I would like to suggest all of you to send your battles to me via PM because I shall create the battles in the battle area and there you shall vote. It gives everything a sense of mystery I would like to think. As for the deadline: 24 August 2014. Due to extra environmental elements and the fact that its 3 way battles, I made the deadline longer than usual. If there is any issues, PM me and we shall sort you out.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE CONFUSED AS TO HOW I WILL HANDLE THE DRAFTS! THIS SHOULD CLEAR THINGS UP

http://i.imgur.com/srhiviO.jpg

ErrorBlender
08-04-2014, 04:59 AM
Well then blak and Kyra, good luck to us.

blakphoenix
08-04-2014, 10:19 AM
Oh the fun keeps on going! Best of luck to you and Kyra (who's name I almost misspelled as Zyra...damn league) as well. The possibilities before us are endless let's make the most of it. ^_^

Crank
08-04-2014, 04:16 PM
Heh, I feel like having a character that looks the maximum amount of shady is going to make this one a little tricky for me, especially considering the other two not only know each other but live with one another!

Good luck you two! No hard feelings if Hollywood gets jacked up immediately in your stories!


Rykosar of ActaSanctorum (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?77742-wRHG-Profile-Rykosar) VS Bl.An.C. of Observer Protocol (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?58743-Cooper-Price-Bl-An-C-Blast-Android-Class) VS Zero of Observer Protocol (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?64186-quot-Zero-quot-The-First-Element-%28Ready-for-a-challenge-or-CnC%29)

&
Sebastian of ActaSanctorum (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?43723-Sebastian-Gladstone-%28Nickname-WIP%29) VS Sabine of ActaSanctorum (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?79425-wRHG-Sabine) VS Hollywood (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?76674-Hollywood&p=1086875#post1086875)

zoomxoom
08-04-2014, 04:22 PM
I cant wait to read these entries, theyre going to be interesting, to say the least

ErrorBlender
08-04-2014, 10:04 PM
Basically if Chamel or Nightlock were here we'd have a clan war with Hollywood smack dab in the middle of it all.

Crank
08-04-2014, 10:52 PM
Heh, anything that gets him a nice rock to hide under!

SaulMurphy
08-05-2014, 03:04 AM
For those who are confused as to how I am handling the Civil War drafts, here is a little picture I made that might clear things up a little:

http://i.imgur.com/srhiviO.jpg

ErrorBlender
08-05-2014, 05:58 AM
Well it definitely clears things up. Thanks, dude.

Crank
08-05-2014, 08:09 AM
Oh neat! No eliminations this round!

I'm really curious what your storyline plans are for all of this now!

blakphoenix
08-05-2014, 12:00 PM
Now that that concern's been handled, my new concern is when you were gonna tell us you could magically create convenient flow charts. Is that your super power Mr Murphy? When a bank's being robbed do you just show the robbers the degradation of their mental state in an easy to follow manner and it thwarts their attempt? Should I be writing my piece instead of wasting time asking you meaningless questions? Yes.

Why did it take me till just now to realize that it's Clan member v. Clan leader v. "extra" in both fights? That's awesome! xD

SaulMurphy
08-05-2014, 06:14 PM
Now that that concern's been handled, my new concern is when you were gonna tell us you could magically create convenient flow charts. Is that your super power Mr Murphy? When a bank's being robbed do you just show the robbers the degradation of their mental state in an easy to follow manner and it thwarts their attempt? Should I be writing my piece instead of wasting time asking you meaningless questions? Yes.

Why did it take me till just now to realize that it's Clan member v. Clan leader v. "extra" in both fights? That's awesome! xD

Ironically, I randomized the fights with some online randomizer, but when I saw it, there was always going to be at least 2 clan members in every fight so there was no way to avoid this. As to your question, I do have the power to create flow charts. I've been developing it for years. However, I must admit that it is hard to find a nice tournament bracket maker online, so I improvised and what I found was amazing. I actually rather enjoy making tournament flow charts.

SaulMurphy
08-25-2014, 12:38 PM
Phase 2 battles are up. It just requires the following submissions:
blakphoenix
Errorblender
Twitchypidge

Subway Collapse: Bl.An.C vs Rykosar vs Ensiron
Flaming Towers: Gladstone vs Sabine vs Hollywood

TwitchyPidge
08-26-2014, 04:24 PM
Im deeply sorry to be that party pooper, I lost track of time, and such excuses. I'll have the battle sent in soon I promise, it may be shit but I refuse to forfeit!!

blakphoenix
08-28-2014, 03:30 PM
I'm afraid unlike Twitchypidge over here, I must request a forfeit. I'm at a point with my character that keeps me from continuing on with him. I feel I've failed him as a writer and how I've portrayed this iteration of his essence as a long held idea of mine. I wont go into further details, just know that this decision come from my heart, pained though it is and sorry for this even needing to happen. I wish everyone else the best of luck. ^_^

SaulMurphy
08-29-2014, 11:31 AM
I find myself with only 4 remaining writers (assuming Sydney sends her post soon). This would fast track my tournament... Which basically means... IF twitch manages to finish her piece, then the two losers of the two battles will automatically fight one another... I will have to rewrite my idea to something else... More to follow in this post.

http://i.imgur.com/xnx23aG.jpg?1?7330

There you go guys. The new, reformed idea for my little Civil War. If Twitch posts

SaulMurphy
09-10-2014, 08:05 AM
There was 12. Three of which died a sudden and epic death without uttering a word. Three more tried, and were defeated. This was all fine to The Master of Anarchy. The plan shall continue forward he believed. Then of the six, only three made a sound. Two excused themselves and the last was also quiet. This lead there to only be three remaining within the madness that the Shroud has brought. One was defeated by another, while the other remained unchallenged and went by without much harm. It is sad that the great five phase plan was now reduced to three as the two gladiators who have made it through, are now going through to their final challenge.

The Master of Anarchy is waiting. The day has become gloomier and all his greatest ideas have been archived as he has no reason to use them any longer. The final prize is coming to him, they just do not know it yet.

Phase 3: The Final Phase

The two gladiators were tired. Let's be honest, between prison breaks, psychos in old age homes, burning buildings and broken streets, its a wonder that they survived. Of course, they did survive and thus they find themselves walking towards one another. Strange thing that. Both getting away from their respective pasts, yet they are fated to meet. It is actually great. It all comes together.

Everybody knows the tallest building in Stickpage City. Everyone can see it from almost anywhere in the city. Prince Enterprises. The tallest and most impressive building in the city and one of the most important names in the corporate world. Outside the lobby of this building, two gladiators find themselves stopping and taking a break. Sirens, noise and utter chaos could be heard all over the city. Buildings on fire, people crying murder even the occasional gun shot, but right here, in front of Prince Enterprises, it is peaceful.

Rykosar was leaning against the wall while Hollywood sat on a nearby bench. It took them a while to notice one another, but after a brief nod in one another's direction, they acknowledged the other as a non-threat. After a few brief moments the old man realized something. It was as if this particular block was unaffected by the madness of the city. He got to his feet and looked inside Prince Enterprises. Inside, the people were all walking around, going about their business as if nothing is wrong.

Hollywood looked at the old man curiously. He leaned his head back and saw the Shroud over the city, but what stood out to him more, was that it seemed to be originating from the top of Prince Enterprises. Both gladiators walked into the lobby without a second thought. The people inside ignored them as if it was normal to see people of their type around.

The elevator was broken and the two gladiators made for the stairs. As they started their ascend, they compared their observations. Something was going on, and it has something to do with Prince Enterprises.

The climb was slow, but they were determined anyways, and once they reached the top floor, the need for answers was great.

"Welcome Hollywood. Good evening Rykosar. Glad you could make it!" The voice sounded excited and pleasant. The man it belonged to did not look the part. He was pale, wore a trench coat and had a disgusting beard. His hair was scruffy and dirty while his eyes were grey and cold. The man was tall, and looked slim, but ghastly was the odor that radiated from him. The most accurate way to describe him was: He was a homeless man.

"What is the meaning of this?" Hollywood asked as he stared cautiously around the nearly empty room. Besides the three men, there was a desk that the bum sat at and there was a big portrait of George Prince behind the man. On both sides of the portrait was two doors.

"Oh? I am glad you asked." He scratched at his beard and dandruff could be seen falling on the desk. By the amount of dirt on the desk, it has been piling up for a while. "I am the Master of Anarchy. The creator of all things mad." He paused to see any recognition in the gladiator's faces, but none showed. "I guess you never heard of me, but that does not matter." He stood up and moved towards the door to the left. "I have been trying to kill the two of you off all day, but for some strange reason, you keep surviving my attempts!" He opened the door, but nothing was seen on the other side. "I needed you to die. I set it up that the bounty hunter could conveniently be there to kill you Hollywood, and as a back up, I let those prisoners escape." He started moving to the other door on the right. "I also managed to send a madman to Sunnydale Home to kill you Rykosar, but he obviously wasn't as powerful as I would like." The Master opened the second door. "Then I knocked a damn plane out of the sky, set a whole building alight, but did that kill you guys?? No!" He shouted the last bit at them in anger as he made his way back to his desk. "But I have one more trick up my sleeve, the reason why I wanted to kill you." He sat back down.

As he did this two figures came out of the two door. On the left was Rykosar, on the right, Hollywood. The two gladiators were taken aback by the sudden appearance of themselves.

"I have cloned you. And I want to replace you." He gave his beard another scratch. "They are you and they shall kill you to replace you. That's all I want. I want to control every last gladiator and bring an end to the wRHG!"

Clones

The Master of Anarchy has cloned both Rykosar and Hollywood. Both clones have all the memories that the gladiators have prior to the Civil War, plus all their abilities. Exactly on par. The disadvantage would be that the original two are both worn out from their day's events while the clones are fresh and ready. They will try to kill both of their counterparts so they could be the "real" one, thus that is the only difference. They aren't the originals, because they want to be them, thus they will take on the real ones.

Advantages? The two clones aren't working together to kill the others, but that doesn't stop Rykosar and Hollywood to work together to defeat them. Could only help.

At the end of the story, Master of Anarchy will be angry that his plan failed. He will die in a method of your choosing and the Shroud will dissipate.


Due to the many pull outs, this will be the final phase of Civil War (awwww). It is an explosive last phase and will be quite the challenge I feel, but I trust the two final writers will be fine with delivering the best work of the whole event.

You may decide to betray the other gladiator if you so wish. You can kill the clones, but not the other gladiator. The Master must die. The clones have every power you have and they will not hesitate to be ruthless, thus if your gladiator's nature is to spare someone, they will not be like that.

The deadline for this will be: 26th of September and all submissions will have to be PM to me personally.

Questions will be answered and I wish Crank and Kyra the best of luck.

ErrorBlender
09-10-2014, 08:53 AM
Cool, cool, cool. I'll be watching from the sidelines then :D Good and best of luck to Crank and Kyra.

Crank
09-10-2014, 04:43 PM
Oh this looks like a fun one! I've always liked the concept of clones, definitely going to play with that!

I do have one question though, or more of a clarification really. Discounting the ruthlessness, do they have the same personality as well?

SaulMurphy
09-10-2014, 05:45 PM
Oh this looks like a fun one! I've always liked the concept of clones, definitely going to play with that!

I do have one question though, or more of a clarification really. Discounting the ruthlessness, do they have the same personality as well?

Yes. They are in essence your character, except with the dire need to eliminate you.

SaulMurphy
09-25-2014, 03:08 AM
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THE 3rd OF OCTOBER

Kyra
10-04-2014, 06:10 AM
Probably should have mentioned this yesterday, but your inbox is full Saul! I couldn't send you my entry but it is ready! Acutelatios has a copy on skype if you can reach her today and I'm not around to try and send it again.

- Kyra

SaulMurphy
10-28-2014, 01:15 AM
THIS TOURNAMENT IS OVER. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED. HAVE A GREAT HALLOWEEN.

*Trash Can*