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Old Nov 27th, 2022, 01:08 PM
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Round 4; The Grand Finale: Auron3991 vs bananabadger

The Grand Finale

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Originally Posted by The 'Honorable' Chairman
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It is warm around the competitors. Then hot. Then very cold. "Here we are then." The 'Honorable' Chairman's voice echoes from...well, it's a good question from where. Because all around the competitors everything is black. There, bananabadger and Auron3991 float in some sort of void. No, not 'some sort of' void. THE void. Because it soon becomes clear there is nothing else. "When I told the teacher that here, at the end, I was willing to let it all burn down, I didn't mean that mall of hers, burned down to ash. No no, the ash burned until there was nothing left of that either. As did everything else in this dimension. It's been fun, it's been a good run. But all good things must come to a close. So let us finish this. For even this void left by the absence of everything that used to be this dimension will soon be gone. Best hurry to finish before that happens."

There it was then, the explanation for the blackness. There was nothing left around the two contestants. They had made it here, but nothing else had. Except a crowd. Always, there is a crowd. As they glance into the distance, they can make out the eyes, piercing through from other dimensions. And all eyes are on them. Restless. Waiting.

"Are you ready?" The chairman finally materializes between the two contestants, as if he had always been there. Though they get a moment to consider, the figure doesn't actually give them a choice. This is it. The final match of Iron DM. One person will walk away here, head held high with the crown newly placed upon their head. "Then let us meet our contestants!"

Reality bends around the chairman's will, and suddenly all of the crowd's eyes are on one person: "In this metaphysical and metaphorical corner, one who returns from last year, where they took third place! Already an improvement, but can they climb all the way to the top? It's..."



baaannnnaaaannnaaabadger!

Again, reality warps so that all extradimensional eyes are focused on the second contestant: "And in the other metaphorical metaphysical corner, we have yet another third place finisher, from 2019, trying to finally claim that crown after already being almost out of things, it's..."

Aaaauuuurrrooon3991!

"But in the end, what each of you has achieved in the past does not matter. How strongly you performed in years or rounds past does not matter. You have met in the first round of this competition, but as you meet here once more, even that does not matter. The only thing that matters is this. Here. Now. Literally, since there is no actual matter left in this dimension. One of you will come out of this match as the winner and claim the crown, becoming the new champion. It is time for the two of you to face off. To win, you will need to use the ingredients to maximum effect. Only our entire panel of judges are equipped to make such a decision, and so..."

The main judges for this round are:
  • Everyone!!!
"Now then. Begin! What are you still waiting for? What's that...ingredients? Huh, maybe I should have left something over when I burned everything down. I suppose it can't be helped, those are rather vital. Well then..." At another gesture from the chairman, two heaping tables appear in the middle of the nothingness, though there is a strained look on his face as he does it. Do beings of infinite power that are beyond comprehension get tired as well? There is no time to consider, for quickly the master of this competition to loudly proclaim the ingredients for this round:
  • A Strange Disease!
  • A Masked Killer!
  • Epic Tragedy!
  • The Accountant from the Apocalypse!
  • A Jade Dragon!
  • An Uninhabited Metropolis!

The bonus ingredients for this round are:
  • New Family!
  • A Ship!
  • A Brilliant Child!
  • Twin Dolphins!

May the best Game Master win!

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  • You are to write an adventure using the six items / concepts above. You can also use any of the bonus ingredients you wish to. All rules found here are to be followed.
  • The guidelines for the Judges' scoring can be found here.
  • The entry is to be no longer than 3000 words, which includes *everything* you put into the post. Judges are instructed to stop reading at that time, or to deduct points if you go over. The use of a spell check and word counter is highly recommended.
  • Please make a simple post in this thread when you first read it, to let the judges know have seen it, and that you are on board. It doesn't have to be anything more than "read!", or something like that, though roleplaying it is also perfectly acceptable! Do not edit this post after making it; when it comes time to post your entry, do that in a second, separate post.
  • You have 7 days from the time this post is made to complete and submit your entry (in a new post; don't edit your first post!). It is not expected that you use all this time - the extra time has been given to ensure that, no matter what your timezone, your schedule, your sleep habits, your work or student life, or emergencies that could crop up, you should have ample time to complete your entry. Posting when you are done, and not waiting until the end, is also recommended, and rewarded.
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Old Nov 27th, 2022, 01:59 PM
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Read and acknowledged.
Judges, advance thanks for your time and critiques!
Auron3991, an honor to be playing with you again! Good luck! I look forward to talking shop once we have both made our submissions!
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Old Nov 27th, 2022, 04:35 PM
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Auron3991 surveyed the void as the electricity playing across his skin created a feather pattern, forming wings where once were arms. The infinite darkness captivated him for a second, only regaining his composure as the chairman produced the ingredients. He wasn't entirely sure if he walked or floated over to the tables as his spear flowed into his body and reformed his feet into hardened talons. He looked to his opponent, remembering the long competition. All the hours, all the frustration, all of the other competitors. All for this battle. Using the sound from the electricity to form the words, as his new beak could not:

"Let's make them remember us."
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I've done my best, and I stand by my overall judgments. But I feel the need to say that I'm sick, taking care of a sicker spouse, and have pressure on at work. So I wasn't able to give as much attention to careful feedback as I feel I normally am.

 





 




 
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When all was done, the contestants, judges, and crowd all wait quietly in the void for some time. The Chairman should be appearing, right? How much did he strain himself, exactly, when creating those ingredients from nothing?

The teacher steps forward from her judgment position, and clears her throat. "Well, I seem to have found the results in my bag here. Not sure how they got there... should I be concerned about that? Hm. Anyway..." She fumbles a bit, pulling the envelope out and opening it. She reads it over, muttering. At one point she even pulls out a red pen and circles something, making notes.

"Truly remarkable entries, both of you. And all made from void stuff, to boot. The judges have looked everything over. And while there were some close scores from some judges, the winner is clear. Ahem..."

 


 
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