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Old Oct 10th, 2021, 05:25 AM
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Round 1; Match 4: SilentRain vs Thaco vs Anael vs Silk (vs Ysolde)

Round 1; Match 4: SilentRain vs Thaco vs Anael vs Silk (vs Ysolde)

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Originally Posted by The 'Honorable' Chairman
The final corner holds some of the most unusual and fearsome challengers - the abominable Silent Rain watches Anael reach about with many tentacles, getting a feel for the place. Whilst Silk is something entirely mythical, the most known and fearsome history belongs to Thaco, the runner up from last years battles! Are any powerful enough to take him down? Who will prove to be the true threats?

As has happened many times before, and must happen again, you will now face off against each other. Only by using the following four ingredients, and crafting an encounter with your own talents, can you hope to survive! Two of you will be fortunate enough to be eliminated, but for the others, a far more gruelling test shall be before you, for Round 2 yet awaits!

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The judges for this round are:
  • Unko Talok
  • PIG
  • Admin RonarsCorruption
The ingredients for this round are:
  • a Counterfeiter on the Run
  • Haunted Sewers
  • an Orange Troll!
  • Dreaming!

Let the Game Mastering....BEGIN!!
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  • You are to write an encounter using the four items / concepts above. All rules found here are to be followed.
  • The guidelines for the Judges' scoring can be found here. An "encounter" is specifically referencing a single battle, confrontation, or other situation for a group of PCs to come up against, and (hopefully) overcome. It should be something that can be a special, unique, focal point of a campaign.
  • The entry is to be no longer than 1,500 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 Oct 10th, 2021, 02:32 PM
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The monstrosity half hidden in black smoke is satisfied after touching everything with his enormous and very impressive tentacles. Once the ingredients are revealed it flails its appendages in acknowledgement.
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Old Oct 10th, 2021, 09:07 PM
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The mind flayer's tentacled maw quivered in anticipation at the cerebral feast awaiting it upon thwarting its adversaries.
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Old Oct 10th, 2021, 09:26 PM
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OMG! What happened to the cute kitty creature?In the back corner where the previous contenders of years gone by resided, a small anthro kitty statue lay pinned between a wall and a The kitty's small so normal-sized people are considered lumbering oaf's to him/her. lumbering oaf from last year. Last year, the anthro kitty tried to break free of his stone prison, but the life in generalweight of the oaf prevented its escape. This year though, the oaf had shifted, and cracks from his/her previous years' efforts finally bore fruit as Silk flexed for the first time in two years(2019) and with an explosion of effort, stone shards with orangish-grey fur and skin stuck to the insides were flung away from him/her. Silk quickly stepped out from under the statue of the lumbering oaf and let it fall to the ground behind him/her.

The audience gasped, but unlike the last time when Silk entered the arena, they were gasping in horror instead of bemused by cuteness. While Silk had managed to protect his head with his arms, the rest of him had not fared so well. Where vibrant plushy orange fur and flesh resided now revealed the chrome of a cyborg monstrosity beneath. Still, androgynous with the fur and skin torn from his/her tail to clawed hands and feet to neck glinted of shiny metal in the dim light of the arena. Only his/her face still had fake fur though its coloration was grayed as if its fur had died under the stone encasement. He/She had also lost one of his/her contacts, showing the cybernetic eye beneath. Only now realizing what had happened, Silk glared up at The 'Honorable' Chairman and shouted,

"Damn you! Do you have any idea how much an entire body of Real-Fur(TM) Costs?"
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Old Oct 11th, 2021, 12:34 PM
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The Challenger steps into the arena; as he sizes up his opponents, a single word echoes through his skull:

"Why?"

Why is he here? Did he learn nothing from his previous experience? Yes, the lure of the prize was great, and he had come so close...but was it worth the price? He can still smell the ichor even now...and the cost to his mental faculties was incalculable - after all, something had brought him back here, hadn't it?

He looks behind him, hoping against hope to find a door, but knowing that there is only one path out of this place. With a heavy sigh, he turns forward again and fixes his gaze upon the ingredients...
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The mahogany walls with golden inlay of the manor are now slick with the blood of the demons you have just killed. They will never be the same and it is unclear if that is actually a good thing. The last curses from the demons’ lips still seem to echo in your ears as you move towards the dining room. The hallway is filled with numerous religious pictures making almost a mockery of just how many demons you’ve already slain in this place.

You step into a large dining room with a huge table and a sparkling chandelier. The walls abound with various paintings though the one that stands out the most is in the very center of the room, the chandelier is unlit, but the room is filled with a bright light anyway and, as you walk further into the room, you can see the details of the painting. Multiple Lillends are defeating an army of demons, their spears and tridents slaying the hordes of hell and just behind the painting is a beautiful golden halo. The halo lights up the painting and indeed the beautiful golden light coming from the halo seems to be the only thing that illuminates the room.

After everything you have been through: the demons, all the numerous battles it has taken to arrive perhaps you feel yourself breathe a small sigh of relief. Afterall it seems that the goddess of the Dreaming may have actually sent you her aid.

You’ve been working for her temple now for some time. Your very first job had been clearing out the haunted sewers. Numerous zombies, a ghost, and even a ghoul or two. You’d schlepped all through those sewers just to find out that the items they needed hadn’t even been there. After that you’d been asked to track down the woman who had been counterfeiting holy water. She’d run away and it had taken you weeks to track her down. The High Priestess of the temple had personally thanked you when that happened and you still have the precious magical item she’d given you and remembered her words as she told you the Goddess was watching. ”Who knows perhaps she may even send you her aid?”

Well, it wasn’t exactly a promise though, so perhaps you had not actually expected an actual servant from the heavens themselves to be here. Yet, even so, here you are at the top of the demon infested tower, in a beautiful dining room littered with the various remains of DC 10 = Looking closer at the demons it is very clear that whatever killed them had not been gentle at all. Not just these demons were killed in battle, but these demons were killed and then utterly dismembered and hacked to bits.”numerous demons.”

The Azata Lillend CR7”azata” in front of you is a true vision of beauty. Her elven features are perfect like no elf you have ever seen. Her sublime white wings are like pure driven snow. Her torso becomes a snake tail filled with all the colors of the rainbow, each of them shining bright.

She gives you a small smile as you enter the room and gestures to a well appointed table. It has been set for a meal with a roast suckling pig in the center, various fruits, and even bottles of Wiltshire’s famous Orange Troll mead sitting in a tub of ice. She speaks softly and her words feel like little tingles of pleasure Will Save DC 15 or be charmed.down the back of your neck. ”I’m so happy to see you. Please come in. I’ve just bound this woman and surely you can help me interrogate her.”

The woman that is bound before you is the priestess herself Darwenna of Melisande. The once beautiful Aasimar is no longer so. Her face bruised and bloodied, a glowing collar around her neck, arms tied, and possibly broken. This is the high priestess of the goddess, why would an angel want to bind her? Why would they wish to interrogate her? Something is assuredly wrong here, but what?

The angelic being continues speaking, her lovely voice continuing to make you feel like she is your best friend. ”I know it seems strange, here I am Rainbow Dream, an Azata of Melisande, and I am holding her high priestess captive. You must be thinking that I am actually something else or perhaps that this is an illusion, but I promise you that it is very real. The High Priestess has been consorting with the Lady of Nightmares, she has betrayed her own goddess and even as we speak the Lady of Nightmares is preparing to invade the Dreamlands and recreate them in her own image.”

The words of the amazingly beautiful being seem to ring Perception DC 17 to tell the angel is lying”almost” true. For The ones who are charmed”some of you” it is quite clearly the truth. The angel has taken the fallen priestess and has been interrogating her. Oh, perhaps the methods are a bit harsh, but Azata are angels of Chaos. They can often believe that the ends justify the means. For the The ones who aren’t charmed. Those who didn’t get the perception roll decide how you feel.”rest of you” it is quite clear that the azata is lying and you need to save the High Priestess. However, in order to do so you’ll need to go through the azata and possibly some of your own allies.

OOC: Those failing your save are charmed as per the Charm Person spell.

Notes for the DM: Rainbow Dream is the architect of everything that has happened to the characters. She is responsible for the theft of the Holy Symbols that were originally hidden in the haunted sewers. She arranged for the Tiefling to start her holy water counterfeiting operation. She arranged for the demons to attack the Manor House of the High Priestess in order to get the Book of Dreams. It has all been part of a higher plot though.

This is because the Book of Dreams is a powerful artifact created by Melisande, goddess of Dreams, and can bring anyone into the dream realm physically. Rainbow Dream intends to give this item to the Lady of Nightmares who she knows will use it, enter the dream realm, and be utterly destroyed by Mellisande. This explains why she killed the demons as she hates them with a fiery passion, a passion that is so great she has gone too far with the intention of ending all nightmares forever. You should play out this encounter with that in mind.
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