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On any other day, Serefell would look like most other cities across the Crystal Isles: clean, bustling, merry, and under the tranquil light of a long-lasting peace. But in that summer, like every fifth summer before in the eastern streets of the city, weapons littered the ground, armor makers peddled their wares, smiths' hammers rang out loud against their anvils, and grand tapestries depicting battle hung high. This was not a time of war - for soldiers were not present, and in that era of rich development, few had any desire to hold a blade aside from imaginative children, and combat had withdrawn strictly to sport - but it was broadly known that within Serefell took place one of the greatest fighting competitions in the land: the Grand Trial.

Companies from far and wide came together to enter their greatest masters of the spear, axe, staff, and sword into the Grand Trial. Some fought for fame and fortune. Others, for honor. Some fought for the simple thrill of battle. No matter the reason, the outcome was clear: only one would bring glory to their people and become renowned throughout history as Champion.



The Ravenwood Dojo was located on the edge of a large forest of tall deciduous trees, on the Crystal Isles' westernmost island, the Scarlet Key. Initially formed by Swordmaster Riclan, the dojo teaches combat in a wide range of weapons and styles. The dojo is about half an hour south of the town of Ravenwood, which is itself half a day's ride from the island's largest city, Nanova.

Most of the dojo's students are from Ravenwood, but there are some outlanders who traveled far for Master Riclan's tutelage and stay within the dojo itself. The dojo is austere, consisting of tall wood walls, sliding doors, a large central room, and several dozen training weapons.

While Ravenwood might seem obscure and unimportant, it is rumored that the blood of the Crystal Isles' first warriors flows strong there...the men and women who once defended the Isles against the invasions from the mainland.

You are an aspiring warrior who has followed the tales of Master Riclan. Whatever your reason for fighting, you will now begin your journey as you take your first steps into the Ravenwood Dojo.





DOJO MEMBERS

Swordmaster Riclan
Luca Andal
Onell Hodge
Cassan Dahlin
Zane Wulf



Clash is a roleplay about mixed weapons martial arts. I've followed weapons training pretty avidly my entire life and this is to scratch an itch I have regarding sports roleplaying and heavy character development. I've taken pretty heavy inspiration from boxing movies and Hajime no Ippo, and I'd like to reflect that sort of feeling in a fantasy environment.

In Clash, mixed weapons martial arts is like boxing or MMA in the modern world. Fighting and war doesn't really happen, there's general peace, and so people have made fighting into a sport. Our characters will be (preferentially) from a single dojo. They will undergo training in any form of combat you wish (be as creative as you like) including magic, though I would ask that you run your style of magic by me first as I would like this to remain mostly physical. I would also prefer our characters begin young and mostly untrained (maybe one or two years into it, but not having very much experience in tournaments or renown). Lots of time will pass through the course of the roleplay, giving our characters a large amount of development.

When our characters actually compete in a tournament, there will be no player-versus-player matches unless the players work things out between themselves and decide who wins. Sparring matches can be on-the-fly as there doesn't need to be a winner.

The story won't be all training and tournaments, of course. Scandals, nights on the town, travel, and other conflicts will happen. But the focus of the story is character and strength development.



Name
Character's name.

Appearance
Include general appearance, including racial descriptors if not human (reasonable creative license given).

Height
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Personality
A brief overview. Other players will use this for minor interactions.

Weapon of Choice / Fighting Style
A brief overview explaining the kinds of weapons your character uses and how they use them. Other players will use this when writing sparring scenes.
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So just wondering is there an age limit to our characters?
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@PatrickDrummer Not at all. I'd just prefer your character to be a beginner in martial arts.
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Okay I'll have a Cs up later today then.
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