Just a bottle of chilli standing in a ghost town
None could count how many were in attendance for this year's graduating tournament, the arena was packed to the point one might think all of Indain was watching these fights. These fights being the sixty graduates looking to be recruited as a magic knight. Each graduate is split up into brackets where they will compete against each other in a one on one contest.
The rules being do not kill and do not harm the auidence, this was a duel to subdue via knock out or sealing or to make them verbally submit. Many graduates would be able to kill others but that is not the purpose of this tournament. For knights not only go to war for Morwhup but they also keep the peace and provide service for the kingdom in ways only a talented knight could.
The first match from bracket 1 was Jareedi welt vs Yahno Ohm. Two boys the same age but sadly not on the same level.
After a lengthy introduction both graduates were introduced by name and the mana they use.
After both graduates meet at the centre to speak with the officiate who oversees these battles, they proceed back fifty steps and wait for the signal to start. Or at least that's what should happen...
Yahno made a unusual start to the duel, "hold up, if we fight... I don't want to accidentally kill you, what's water against thunder right friend?"
The young man smiled a fake sweet grin as sparks emanated from his palms.
Jareedi took a moment and with a defeated look of anger across his face told the officate that he withdrew, causing the officiate to declare Yahno the winner by submission and that the next battle will proceed shortly. Yahno was walking back off the sand laughing a cocky chuckle.
That was until a man spoke to him "you think your the best yea?"
The man smirked cruelty
"you was gonna beat that boy easy... But you ain't gonna impress anyone acting like that. Know what? ima change the bracket, put you agaisnt something you come up weak against, like Haruka Xight... or that Rabart Shang guy... what's thunder agaisnt stone right buddy?"
Yahno scoffed not expecting to hear that blatant bias "what's flesh against steel right guy? Besides...why would I try an win anyone over? What good is impressing you? The tired looking middle aged guy who makes boring threats at graduates cause he..."
"I'm Waboe Shrouda." The man casually cut off the boy before he said something regrettable.
Yahno froze midway as he realised that name was a famous one held high in Morwhup academy, it was a brief moment in which Yahno was lost for words. "that's right... move along, try hard next time." Waboe pointed for the boy to run along,
Yahno laughed before managing to say "ok boss, bring on whoever and I'll show you what I can do"
A swift retreat with a forced facade of joy happened, It was the first time fear had been felt since that electric minotaur attack in Fieful city.
The next fights was more what people expected, two graduates tried to subdue the other with magic and combat skill, Rabart Shang being the memorable victor with a knockout blow that came from a flying rock in the shape of a large fist.
Yahno went to look at the first bracket and noticed Waboe had changed the order. Now he saw some names he recognised...
As each graduate would only have three or four fights it was easy to see who might be facing each other.
Shangs next, Haruka won't lose to Noki...so it's her or Endo...
Yahno burst into laughter before shouting for all to hear
"Lucks turned bad for some of you, as you have to face me and lose!"
Haruka was a tall girl with toxic mana, what's worse is she is considered quite adept at offensive magic aswell as indvidual. She wrapped a arm around Yahno's shoulder and the two proceeded to laugh and poke fun at the rest of their bracket. Their confidence could suffocate the entire room and almost would have until Haruka shoved Yahno to the ground
"How would I lose to Endo or you? I make it rain purple"
Yahno stood back up fast giggling in a smug manner...
"If he or i beat you, it'll be in the same way" This was stated as if the fight had been predicted already.
Haruka gave a more than playful shove before leaving to get ready for her match against Egatta Noki "y'all got no chance!"
Being her last words to everyone.
Heyo hope you like the first post and hope it set the tone decent enough.
You are allowed to win two fights but you must lose or withdraw from the third fight that leads to the championship.
You can control npc graduates in these battles so be as epic or anticlimactic as you want just follow the rule above and stick to your sheet, if it's said you are not good close up don't win by boxing etc.
If you want to have three matches in your first post or make it a battle described per post I'm ok with it. Just keep in mind how you write it as the fights wouldn't happen back to back.
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If you want to vs a player character let me and them know in the ooc
Post order is "1 2 than you" meaning let two people post before you go again. If i was to follow this rule (which I will unless GM posts have to happen) I need two people to post before I can again, makes sense right? Y'all go have fun now