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The Corpse-Grinder
You are all gathered from from different realities and time-lines. This individuals are prominent individuals in their own respective dimensions and universes. You are collected by an entiety simply known as “The Mutilator.' The cosmic representation of violence formed from the negative energy of all.It brought you here to the Nexus, it seeks to quench it's palette with blood and need for violence at the highest level. It gathers all walks of life and by pitting only the most capable combatants against each other for it's own twisted blood-sport. The goal is simply survival of the stronest indivudual! With the ultimate grand prize on the line. / Surviving till the next round becauseonly one competitor can walk away with their life!

Welcome to the Murderous Magnificent!The Corpse-Grinder!

The Location
In middle of the the Nexus of Realities floats the arena in which all will be competing. The fighting platform is triangular in shape the arena and is approximately 300 feet in it's area.
The flooring is made from ancient stone created and left behind by the“Original.”. The Stone is incapable of being moved or manipulated as willed b The Mutilator.Alien Plant-life make up the shrubbery and few trees that adorn this area. Yet, the bio-logy of the foliage is truly disturbing. The fruit of the Trees are reminiscent of screaming human heads. The trunk is made of rotting human flesh and the branches are instead replaces with pieces of a reconnected menagerie of skeletal remains. The shrubbery of the arena are merely an assorted patchwork of sharpened canine teeth. The area is protected by a dome of the screaming souls of murdered victims of various realities. This arena is one of many and are connected side by side obscured by the wall of shrieking essence barrier making it impossible to communicate with the outside world or other contestants.

This is going to be an active competition! As such all forum rules apply. My co-judge will be annoucned if there is genuine active interest in this.

Matches will be fought 1 vs one and are Single-Elimination

II would prefer to keep it Mid-ter levels of power as that can be explained and is easier for me to track.

Forbidden Abilities & Equipment

Light Manipulation
The ability to focus light for use as attacks. Since it travels extremly faster (Quicker then the Sound), Light based attacks woudld be akin to an auto-hit simply due to how fast it can travel also without the proper equipment would be undetectable..

Mass-Destruction
Nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological or other weapon that can kill a vast amount of people in ant instant and bring significant harm to large number of humans or cause great damage to human-made structures, natural structures, or the biosphere. In closing mass destrucion weapons present a almost completely instantious method of victory. While devestating techniques are harder to determine. Weapons and techniques that are massivly destructive using for example: Nuclear war heads can and in most situations provide a win or force a draw due it's blast radius.

Telepathy
Psychic abilities that allow the the user to predict the actions of others and potentially uttilze out Out-Of-Character knowledge against their opponent. Knowledge they would not otherwise possess. This also covers such techniques such as mentally attacking an individual which is akin to auto-hitting for the user is usually not defended against easily.

Reality Maniplation
Users can create, change, destroy, or even alter the fabric of reality. Wbile their are varying degress of theis ability one can make changes from nothing. Depending on the power of a reality warper, they may alter something as tangible. The ability to bend reality it;s user's will and create or will things into existence will not be permitted here simply due to the nature of the ability and how abusive it can be.

Teleportation
The instantainous transportation of matter from one space to another. Due to the ability to use this ability both offensively and defensivelyis unquestionally ripe with abusive potential. Traveling faster than the eye can see or traveling as a form of energy are acceptable quasi-forms of this ability as it is lost over time and distance.

Time Alteration.
The ability to manipulate, slow down or accelerate time. Allowing a user to peform feats like reversing a fully grown adult into an infant or speeding up time to render an infant into an elderly individual for examples. This ability also covers halting time to turn an attack into an auto-hit or kill.

Substation
The act of replacing a user with another person or an animate object to avoid attacks.

Sitting in middle of the the Nexus of Realities sits the arena in which all will be competing. The fighting platform is triangular in shape the arena and is approximately 300 feet in it's area.

Disclaimer: Certain things may change in the Forbidden section or updates might be made for the finaly product. Until then I figured it would get more attention here. Sorry if that russles any jimmies.
26 Nov 2016 0:50 26 Nov 2016 0:52
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Edit-Ignore this, I thought this was an interest check. I do have a character in mind for this though.
26 Nov 2016 2:29
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Doc Doctor The Fight Doctor

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Finally a tournament. Been looking forward to using Ol' Donny again. Here's my app.


26 Nov 2016 4:03
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I'd be glad to have ya both!
26 Nov 2016 5:42
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Glass The Unbreakable

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I would be interested in joining as well... Though, I would need someone to examine my character and give me an idea at what tier she sits at. I designed her currently to rest at the lower end, though can make the necessary adjustments to her equipment and augmentations to bring her up to par with the setting. Just let me know:


26 Nov 2016 5:54
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In risk of killing another tournament: Will brackets be randomly generated this time?
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Of course! I will be using challenge.com, Devil.

As for characters, I will review them in a few moments and edit this post when I am done.

EDIT: Doc your entry is fine. Glass, I especially worried about your character's pre-cognative Magical sight. This is is especially abusive. Since I would rule these abilities if used abusively would give you an extreme advantage. This advantage is especially devastating to different types of attack meta. Since you would be able to act to counter your opponent based on magical danger sense. I would prefer you re-construct this character. If you need any ideas or assistance please feel free to PM me.
26 Nov 2016 6:52 26 Nov 2016 6:57
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@Nafear,

I appreciate the concern. Although I am new to this site, I am familiar (extensively so) with the concept of playing within the realm of reason and fairness. Please note that in the description of that particular ability, I detail that Aleigha is not capable of controlling the Tepryll Sight. Additionally, I did remark that it takes centuries for most Feigh'Druma to even be able to obtain occasional insight into what may come and use that insight accordingly, and Aleigha is only just over a century old. Nevertheless, I can understand where you are coming from - ultimately you would be taking a chance with any one individual entering your tournament to play fairly, regardless of the abilities or equipment their respective character may have. I have done enough judging between combatants to know that there are some fairly wild instances that sprout up seemingly out of thin air. Will the initial post reflect your decision to eliminate any form of precognitive ability, for future reference?

In any case, I appreciate you taking the time to look over my character. I have no intention of persuading you to adjust your opinion here - despite pointing out specific details that may help do just that. Aleigha is simply a character I spent more than a few hours on... And her aesthetic is what appeals to me more than anything, and I fear changing anything may impact that negatively. If you decide to stick to your guns, I do not fault you. I just do not have the time right now to build a new character. Though, if you do drum up enough interest, I would be happy to offer my time to assist you in judging!
26 Nov 2016 11:59
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Can I make a suggestion? I say that as though I'm asking, I know, feigned niceties and all, but I'm just gonna throw this out there. This is an alternate plane of existence. There is absolutely no time or fate here, not as most living things would understand the notions anyway, literally the strings that connect the ephemeral makeup of the metaphysical universe do not apply in the killing fields. There are trees with flesh and bone, and toothed bushes growing in this place, and a literal immovable stone, "floor," throughout the arena which, so far as I can tell, makes up the entirety of the, "base," of the realm which, lo and behold, has an impassible ceiling of the wailing souls of the lost and damned. Why I write this, and if it sounds befuddled I apologize, a strange work schedule and days off that I wouldn't normally have had have really stressed my regular sleep patterns, is because there is no reason to think that an inherent temporal lapse, let alone the passing at best ability to read and utilize it to time skip effectively in combat, would carry the same weight here as it would on a plane following the regular ebbs and flows of the river of time. Tepryll Sight can for legitimate plot reasons simply not work in a place like this, similar to how we have all clearly ignored the fact that any planeswalker, such as say Aleigha equipped with her temporal capacitor, or as far as I can tell the majority of the arena characters on this site who have repeatedly shown that they have no qualms with simply wandering through the multiverse, could literally just leave and return to their own little home planes in any place following the, "normal," laws of the metaphysical universe. I mean, @Doc Doctor and myself once had a fight between his Runescape character, and my not Runescape inspired Gnomish robot Billuh Bob Gnome in a pro wrestling ring in the modern day Florida Everglades with half of the cast of the WWE in attendance without any justification for our characters having been in that reality whatsoever. Not to mention, having lurked on this sub forum for about a year now, I know that if you want to have an actually functional bracket someone with @Glass's talents cannot be turned away, I mean, anyone who uses the terms, 'Fae,' and, 'magick,' correctly is clearly a pro. On the other hand, @Nafear, if I get to play Old Man Willakers you can do what you will with the jimmies. Oh, I guess this means I'm competing. Expect a character within the next twenty four hours or so.
26 Nov 2016 15:32
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@Nafear

This is a tough one for me. The character that first sprouts into my mind to use is an earlier version of my superhuman samurai, Claine. However, I used him multiple rounds in a tournament hosted on another site so I'm a bit uninspired to use him atm. With that in mind I may create a new character from scratch. If I can come up with one I’m satisfied with by the deadline I’d be down to join but if not I would be more than glad to lend a hand as a judge. I can discuss my judging philosophy to you in private to try to develop an official method for the tournament if you like.

Also in regards to power levels are we talking Jedi level abilities or are things like Elemental manipulation allowed? Despite often taking more of a SciFi approach to my characters had the idea for something that I think would be more appealing to an outside crowd and the path I chose is a mythological creature/human hybrid. I quickly conjured up the concept for a Dullahan who is adept in Agnikinesis. Essentially his ability to manipulate flames is only limited to his imagination when molding the element but I fear he may be too strong. It’s kind of a slippery slope when attempting to scale for this tournament in particular in terms of power.
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@Nafear
I quickly conjured up the concept for a Dullahan who is adept in Agnikinesis.


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You know what they say about people who post RBWY memes... *Wink*
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@Nafear@Glass

If I may give my input, I'd say that the temporal sight seems very reasonable. It states that she can't really control when it occurs, so perhaps @Nafear could roll a six-sided die every time an opponent attacks @Glass, and if it lands on the number she picked she can get a glimpse of the future.
26 Nov 2016 16:31
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Yikes Dice. I've always felt that is a little too luck based. It's either the ability can be used or not. I feel like if an ability is used unfairly to essentially metagame (Which I don't believe she intends to use it for) it should just simply be weighed against the person in the judgment process. No harm done.
26 Nov 2016 16:37
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@Nafear@Glass

If I may give my input, I'd say that the temporal sight seems very reasonable. It states that she can't really control when it occurs, so perhaps @Nafear could roll a six-sided die every time an opponent attacks @Glass, and if it lands on the number she picked she can get a glimpse of the future.


Fights don't tend to last that long. She'd maybe get to use it once if she is lucky. If that isn't your intent, I'd suggest a 4-sided die.
26 Nov 2016 16:38
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@Doc Doctor, I definitely would not mind going in that direction in @Nafear felt better about doing something along those lines. Additionally, @Liliya is correct about where this entire tournament is taking place. There is no reason that the ability could just not function - it really would have zero impact on Aleigha's overall performance, considering that she does not rely on the ability as something to give her any sort of reliable advantage in combat.

I was even talking to my wife last night... Because there is no control, Aleigha could feel overwhelming heat in one situation (or fight), but nothing with fire actually spring up until the next. The "skip" in time is rarely a set number of minutes or seconds... Could be hours, sometimes even days. It really is mostly for aesthetics and the occasional plot point during a fight... If anything.

In any case... Can't detect sarcasm from @Liliya or not... For much the same reasons of my sleep schedule being all kinds of flubbed up. Though the overall support is very appreciated!
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@Nafear@Glass

If I may give my input, I'd say that the temporal sight seems very reasonable. It states that she can't really control when it occurs, so perhaps @Nafear could roll a six-sided die every time an opponent attacks @Glass, and if it lands on the number she picked she can get a glimpse of the future.


Or how about remove it altogether. Her character can't control when it happens but the author does, and it is always used to sense a fiegn danger when someone is out of position. It's just meta-game.
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In any case... Can't detect sarcasm from @Liliya or not... For much the same reasons of my sleep schedule being all kinds of flubbed up. Though the overall support is very appreciated!


No, no sarcasm intended. I basically learned how to write from a roleplayer who was from a WoD Masquerade background who used, "Fae," rather than fairy and, "magick," rather than magic, and now do the same myself. I now have a headcannon that you're the same person, so yeah, if I start talking like I know you write it off as me being forgetful of what decade this is.

@Nafear I am seriously torn between writing my DvZ OC (which is something I've wanted to roleplay, like, for years) a cs because of your jimmies comment, or actually putting out something that can compete with the current two characters, both of whom would clearly smash a dwarf with a shortbow. Decisions, decisions... ^_^;

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Or how about remove it altogether. Her character can't control when it happens but the author does, and it is always used to sense a fiegn danger when someone is out of position. It's just meta-game.


You don't remove things altogether from characters if you can help it. That's a part of her identity, of who she is as Feigh'Druma. You wouldn't take Lara Croft's ability to shoot, but if the story or fight scene required her to be unable to shoot for impact or storyline reasons you can always ensure that she lost the guns somewhere along the way before the melee started off. In that way nothing about her was changed, and the story can move forward true to her as a character and with the ability to, well, have a melee like all proper action films seem to require. Easier, and more true to her character to say that because this is clearly not following the same general metaphysical notions generally observed in most places in the multiverse, time is simply not flowing the same here as it normally would elsewhere, remove the ability that way, and move forward with the combat in a fashion in keeping with who Aleigha is as a Fae.
26 Nov 2016 17:23
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Glass The Unbreakable

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@Devil, while I appreciate the suggestion, I have no intention of removing anything I have taken the time to craft on Aleigha. As I pointed out in my reply back to @Nafear, I enjoy the aesthetic of this character, and the power in question applies to that aesthetic just as much as anything else on the character sheet. I have no qualms with you, or anyone else for that matter being concerned about this being an abusive or "meta-game" power. You are by all rights within you right to feel that way. I have seen those instances myself... Even fallen victim to them. Regardless, I am always of the opinion to trust first that whoever I am pitted against will act within the realm of fairness and reason with any one piece of equipment or any one particular ability their character possesses. Do I expect others to be of this same mindset...? Hardly, as we all have our own experience with this sort of situation.

@Liliya, WoD... That is something I have not heard in a really, really long time. The support, again, is appreciated! And well, if you do talk to me like we are old friends, I will likely just respond in kind... Probably won't even notice!
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Liliya

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@Glass I haven't played in years, either. In the spirit of the game, I know what I'm doing for a character, though. I'll dedicate it to an old friendship and a new one with someone who is probably not the same person.

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