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  1. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    OOC: @Unicorncob @Arid_Blitz @dragon4111 @Dynamo Pad @reader8363 @Snow Frostflame The Dark Tournament. Once legal in Equestria, this tournament was banned nearly a decade ago for its brutal nature and reputation for attracting gamblers from the criminal underworld, but now, thanks to an influx of wealthy criminal investors, the tournament has been brought back with a new stadium built deep in the Everfree Forest. This brutal game pins sixteen teams of the lands deadliest warriors to fight to the death for entertainment and gambling. The victorious team will be granted one wish for each member from the corrupt and powerful tournament committee. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Crowds of all kinds converged on the newly mented stadium deep in the heart of the Everfree Forest. Most arrived by skyboats. Large, public skyboats landed huge crowds of fans outside the stadium. The stadium was a massive, concrete colosseum with multi-level seating surrounding an elevated circular ring where all the fights would take place. There was ring of grass between the combat ring and the seating where fighters would stand when they aren't in a match. The stadium was also complete with overhanging, VIP rooms, vendors where guests could place bets on the fights. The stadium was surrounded by three hotels. They were all elegantly designed with large glass windows and gold and black paint decorating the outer walls. One of the hotels was made of glass and steel. It was the largest hotel where most of the guests stayed. The smallest hotel was the most elaborately designed, complete with gold painted statues and immaculate wall carvings. That hotel was where the rich guests, team owners, and members of the tournament committee would be staying. The last hotel was a simpler design, concrete walls with horizontal tinted windows. That hotel was only for combatants and staff. Each team had a multiroom suite with six beds and a common room. Jade, Rose, Frostflame, Dynamo, and Draco exited a small skyboat that parked in front of the fighter's hotel. They could see ponies, griffins, and dragons of all sizes walking out of similar skyboats. Many of them had armor and weapons, others were dressed in silk dresses and fancy suits. It was hard to tell which of them were combatants in the tournament because they didn't know anything about who they were up against. In fact, they knew very little about the tournament. The five of them were only given four months of notice before the tournament began, and participation for them was not optional. How they spent those four months was up to them, but now they had no time to delay. The tournament was already beginning, and the five of them would be fighting tomorrow. ((You're basically wandering and interacting right now. Fights will start soon, but your team doesn't fight today. You can go to the stadium to watch fights, the hotel room to check your room, or wander around looking for the competition. The first match of the tournament will be a nobody team fighting the "big bads" that you'll be going up against in the finals, so you should probably watch that. @Unicorncob there's something in your hotel suite just for you))
  2. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    Topaz brought one of her hooves up and took a step back in case of accidental blood splatter. In the split seconds before Canteen's gauntlet's reached Dynamo, she said, "Get ready for some blood!" The whip curled around the blade, tying itself tightly around it. The whip glowed bright, fighting against Jade's own aura surrounding the blade. Tatterhoof tried to pull back, hoping to disarm her.
  3. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    ((Shoulda been shining armor. Fixed)) "And we have our first real blows! The fight is underway!" Topaz announced. At this point in the fight, Topaz made her second comment, "I don't think a ten count is necessary in this case. Dynamo is flying back into the ring as quickly as he left it!" Jade hurled herself like a drill at Cumulus. His firey aura extended well past his body, and it was the first thing Jade touched. The flames mixed with the aura surrounding her, raising the heat around her body like she was cooking in an oven, but it was still a lot less painful than if she had no barrier to protect her. Cumulus crossed his hooves defensively but she managed to drill hoof first into his chest, earning a pained grunt from him as the two crashed into the cave wall. Cumulus was smashed into the cave wall, creating a small crater. His form slowly disappeared into a faint blue cloud. "Eheh... Next time, love..." He said before fading away. However, there wasn't a moment's rest as Tatterhoof hurled a spectral energy whip at Jade's back from his cane.
  4. RP Link: I'm making an attempt at restarting a brand new Dark Tournament RP, but this time I'm going to be running things very differently. For those of you who don't know (most people), I hosted a series of tournament RPs several years ago. Each one had sixteen players and the tournaments completely consisted of one on one fights where everyone was on their own. I'm attempting to do something similar again (since the YYH 25 year anniversary is nearly upon us), but this time I'm going to be organizing it very differently. This time, there will only be five (or possibly six) players, and all of them will be on the same team. The tournament will be a sixteen team, single elimination tournament where I will be controlling the enemy teams (though only four of the sixteen enemy teams will actually matter.) I am open to letting other people control enemy teams if they would like to, but the focus of the RP will be on the five players in the main team, basically serving as the protagonists. This is still in the planning phase, so if you have questions or suggestions, I'd be happy to talk about them here. Backstory: The Dark Tournament. Once legal in Equestria, this tournament was banned nearly a decade ago for its brutal nature and reputation for attracting gamblers from the criminal underworld, but now, thanks to an influx of wealthy criminal investors, the tournament has been brought back with a new stadium built deep in the Everfree Forest. This brutal game pins sixteen teams of the lands deadliest warriors to fight to the death for entertainment and gambling. The victorious team will be granted one wish for each member from the corrupt and powerful tournament committee. Rules: - This is a typical sixteen roster tournament with teams of five. There are two ways for teams to fight in each round: a full 5v5 team battle ending when every fighter on one team is defeated, or five one-on-one fights with the best of three winning. Team captains will determine if the fights are 5v5 or 1 on 1. If the captains can't agree, fights will default to-one on-one. Note: The team captains can also agree on special terms for the fights, such as different conditions for winning or randomizing fights. - A fighter is defeated if he/she forfeits, is down or unconscious for a ten count, is out of the ring for a ten count, or dies. - If a team member is sidelined, they cannot interfere with a fight in any way. Helping a team member during a one-on-one fight will disqualify your entire team. - Weapons can be used Note: Weapons will need to be approved by me when you sign up. Notable Characters: Tournament Committee Rail: The majority owner of the tournament and head of the tournament committee. He's an avid gambler and owner of one of the teams (the team will be revealed later). There's a bit more going on with him than the other committee members and he seems to be planning something. Big Shot: A stout earth pony and corrupt member of the tournament committee. He's the owner of one of the teams (the team will be revealed later) and there are rumors that he uses his influence to cheat. Staff Topaz: The referee for every fight. She's a young unicorn with an almost disturbing love of violence. She serves a dual role as an announcer as well to make fights more interesting. She's also one of the only things keeping fights from becoming corrupt since she's one of the only staff members who believes in keeping fights fair. Enemy Teams: Showboat Tatterhoof's Traveling Circus Team Crimos Slots: Team Captain: Jade (unicorncob) Note: the team captain player will have to speak with the opposing team's captain at the beginning of each round to determine how the fights will go. He or she will also serve as the face of the team and determine its "theme." Should be a character with at least some charisma. Team Member 1: Rose Beast (Reader8363) Team Member 2: Frostflame (Snow Frostflame) Team Member 3: Dynamo Pad Team Member 4: Draco O'Malley (Dragon411) Alternate: [Open] [optional] Note: the alternate is an optional position. Every team can have one alternate fighter who can only be used to replace one of the five team members if they die. An alternate can only replace one team member.
  5. Literally Snails

    Planning Everfree Dark Tournament OOC

    @Dynamo Pad @Arid_Blitz I'm gonna be taking it slow today
  6. Literally Snails

    Planning Everfree Dark Tournament OOC

    @Unicorncob We kind of need to catch up with the others and that last fight went by way faster than I expected. Feel free to show off and get rid of these fake cumulus and Tatterhoof in the next couple of posts.
  7. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    @Dynamo Pad "Sure! no problem at all!" Topaz said to Canteen, watching the two fighters square up against one another in the center of the ring. "Alright fighters, are you ready?" She paused for a moment in case one of them actually wanted to answer the hypothetical. "Match three and Team Lotus is up by two. Dynamo Pad versus Canteen. Begin!" @dragon4111 @reader8363 Shining Armor turned to Rose on his left. "Looks like you'll be up next unless this fight goes really well for us. Stay sharp." Cumulus grinned at her and chuckled playfully. "Right then! One made special for you!" He kicked his front legs out and pressed his hooves together, spitting out a torrent of flames directly at Jade. Behind her, Tatterhoof slammed his cane on the ground, creating an energy barrier behind her to keep her from backing away.
  8. Literally Snails

    Planning Everfree Dark Tournament OOC

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  9. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    @DwhitetheGamer Topaz started another ten count, "One! ... Two! ... Thr-" But she suddenly stopped when Defiant got back up again. "And Defiant is up again! Guess the name isn't just for show." Topaz stopped and listened to Canteen's explanation. She blinked at him and walked closer to Defiant. "I'm really not supposed to let you get on the ring but..." She waved a hoof in front of Defiant, then pressed on his nose to test if he would respond. "...Yes and I suppose a ten count would be kind of ridiculous at this point." She admitted before turning to the crowd and proclaiming, "The winner by knock out is Copper!"
  10. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    "Three!" Topaz kept counting until Defiant was on his feet. "It looks like Defiant is back up after three counts! This fight is still underway!" With the hoops shape, hooking the inside with her blade was easy enough. The only challenge was avoiding hitting her self with it when she redirected it. The hoop curled around her blade and bent when she slung it upward at Cumulus. Cumulus was hovering beside her and crossed his legs in front of himself defensively. The hoop wrapped around him and the orange flames turned green while he struggled to endure the pain. He unfolded his legs and grunted angrily, and the green flames around him exploded and dispersed, suddenly being replaced with a brand new layer of orange flames.
  11. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    Cumulus turned around in midair while Jade was focusing on the light. Her downward kick connected with his chest, but with all the power he was generating with his flame armor, it didn't hurt him as much. He retaliated with a kick to her chest as the ringleader drew a glowing hoop in the air with the tip of his cane and sent it flying at Jade. "Finally, some blood!" Topaz announced. "These two fighters have been zipping around and taking pot shots so far. Could we finally be getting into it?" Topaz had her ears covered by her hooves, "Cover your ears!" She recommended just before the sonic boom cracked through the stadium. She stood up straight when it was over and looked at the aftermath of what happened to the ring. "Well, there's the kind of audience participation you get front row seats for." @reader8363 @Dynamo Pad "Unbelievable! Copper is like fighting a brick wall, though I suppose those sonic kicks would have taken down a brick wall, huh? What is this pony made of?" She walked to Defiant who was laying on the ground. "Defiant is down, so naturally I'll start a ten count!" "One! ... Two!"
  12. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    "It looks like the track meet is over and things are really heating up!" Topaz announced. "Defiant is making the first move, hurling himself at Copper like a missile!"
  13. Literally Snails

    Planning Everfree Dark Tournament OOC

    I'll reply and react. I'm just waiting for something to react to. Right now you're just warming up. o3o
  14. Literally Snails

    Planning Everfree Dark Tournament OOC

    just doesnt seem like it needs a reaction
  15. Literally Snails

    Planning Everfree Dark Tournament OOC

    I'm watching. What do you want me to do? So far all youre doing is running fast and saying the other is slower
  16. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    "That's it! Let's have a go!" Cumulus said, redirecting himself in midair and dropping down at Jade's back, hind hooves first like a dive bomb. Tatterhoof tapped his cane on the stone floor, leaning on it. The tip of the cane glowed yellow, lighting up the cave.
  17. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    "It may have made sense to him, but that doesn't mean we're in a good situation without him. When we fight Rokata..." Shining Armor stopped and narrowed his eyes, "If we fight Rokata, we can never truly be ready. It may be necessary to-" Shining Armor stopped himself dead in his tracks and looked at Dynamo. "No, you're right. We'll win for sure now, thanks to him." When Jade took a step back, she felt a hard object collide with the back of her head, smacking her roughly onto the cave floor. She caught a glimpse of her second assailant when she hit the ground. It was Tatterhoof, wearing his red, penguin tailed, carnival ringleader uniform with his top hat and cane. His eyes also had the same blinding blue glow like all the others. But there was no way he could have possibly snuck up on her like that! He just appeared behind her. "Heads up, darling. Show's on in five," He said, and moments after he spoke, Cumulus dove at her like a missile with his hooves stretched forward.
  18. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    Topaz nearly jumped when defiant appeared next to her, taking the polearm from the ground beside her. "Um, o-kay..." she said, the hairs standing up on the back of her neck.
  19. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    "You shouldn't have made a promise like that. You're right that there was nothing you could do and there's no way you could have known either." Shining Armor said. His eyes were trained on the fight in the ring but his focus was on Dynamo. "Maybe this can help ease your mind. Part of leading this team meant that I had to research all of you as best I could. Ponies like Snow, they aren't like you and I. It doesn't matter to them when they die or what they leave behind. What's important to a pony like him is how it happens. The meaning behind it, the moment itself. Most ponies die when they have no other choice but Snow had a choice today. He could have survived but he chose to die. I think he saw this as an opportunity. One that he might not get again." A yellow light flickered in the distance as she traveled through the cave. At first it looked like the light of day at the mouth of the cave, but it got bigger with each passing moment until it was close enough for her to make out details. It was Cumulus flying toward her, bathed in flames. His eyes solid blue lights.
  20. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    "Things are moving quickly, but I'll do my best to keep you fans posted!" Topaz announced. "Things were looking evenly matched at first with a contest of speed, but now Defiant appears to be taunting Copper! Perhaps he was just the alternate for a reason."
  21. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    @DwhitetheGamer "Alright, its the second round of the semi finals and Team Lotus is up by one. The next match will be Defiabt versus Copper!" Topaz announced. "Fighters, you may begin!" The cave was empty aside from the flickering candlelight. The only direction to go was back the way she came in.
  22. Literally Snails

    Planning Everfree Dark Tournament OOC

    why wouldn't that be okay?
  23. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    The redirection was surprisingly easy. Jade was having an easy time sensing her opponents presence and outmaneuvering him, unlike the last time she fought him over a year ago. The treasure hunter fell to the ground and when Jade swung at him, he dissappeared in a flash of blue light.
  24. Literally Snails

    Private Everfree Dark Tournament RP

    Snow was probably dead just like Arid, and definitely wasnt conscious. So Canteen just ended up talking to himself. The crowd was struck silent by the crack of thunder as Defiant entered the ring. "Another interesting development ponies! It looks like Team Lotus is sending out their alternate to fight! What could be behind this decision?" The staff nodded as the left the ring with the bodies on the gurneys, leaving just Topaz, Defiant and Copper in the ring. "And it looks like team Crimos has sent Defiant to fight! We hardly know anything about either of these fighters. This will be an interesting fight to watch!" Topaz announced. @Dynamo Pad @reader8363 Shining Armor sighed and sat down between Rose and Dynamo, giving up on Canteen.