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Old 11-03-2019, 05:13 AM
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Round 2; Match 3: GeneT vs Astra

Round 2; Match 3: GeneT vs Astra

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Originally Posted by The 'Honorable' Chairman
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Simultaneously, in two different arenas, where contestants were just realizing they had moved on to the next round, a huge explosion occurs, and the world becomes red around them. At first it might seem like fire, or blinding light, but eventually they realize that there is no heat, and it isn't going away. As their eyes adjust, they find themselves standing in an endless expanse of red. Just them, and another contestant. And the Chairman, who knows when he showed up, but then again, someone must have folded reality of two explosions into each other for them to now face off, because neither competitor feels like they have moved from where they last stood.

"I hope you are ready. For if you aren't, this is likely the end of the road for you." Despite the red void in all directions clearly being endless, there appear to be obsidian stands beyond the nothingness once again. Any steps taken towards them, however, just seem to move the stands back by exactly that much, and so they never grow closer, or farther away.

Here you will battle in the red nothingness, under the watchful eyes of of the great and honorable judges:
  • PIG
  • Raylorne
  • Squeak
Gesturing to two heaping tables with his staff, the Chairman proclaims: As has happened many times before, and must happen again, you will now face off against each other! Only by using the following five ingredients,
  • A Blood Pudding
  • A Morbid Doctor
  • A Clockwork Apple
  • An Asylum
  • The Last Thing Anybody Wants
and crafting an adventure with your own talents, can you hope to survive! One of you will be fortunate enough to be eliminated, a reprieve you each will treasure by the time your time here is done. The other will be forced to advance to the semi-finals!


Let the Dungeon Mastering....BEGIN!!
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  • The guidelines for the Judges' scoring can be found here.
  • The entry is to be no longer than 2000 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.
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  • Once posted, do not edit your entry. The use of the "preview" function is thus also highly recommended.
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Old 11-03-2019, 11:28 AM
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Curiously, I find myself in this place. I've all my parts. Trust me. I've checked. Twice patting myself down before realizing that indeed I am whole.

"Èṣù. Èṣù?"

Shaking my head, I look up at the dead of the Honorable Chairman with a weak and small smile. I had made this bargain with Èṣù and one would think by now I would've learned that asking favors of the trickster God is a queer and dangerous thing. She never responds to such prayers unless some other desire hides behind her green gold eyes.

And now I find myself a pawn of her meandering fancy. Trapped in some minor game she momentarily delights in until she looses interest and strips it all away. I have nothing left to do and try not to swallow and gulp air at the realization of my error least those present notice my trepidation and, worse, I prematurely bore Èṣù.

"Here," I squeak as if a school-boy answering roll-call, hand raised when none is needed, trying not to squirm as the Chairman's dry face moves imperceptibly until his empty sockets settle upon my meager face.

I can wish no more favors from Èṣù. She will give none.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:08 PM
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Astra lands on foot rather than face, this time. She cracks her knuckles, neck, spine, toes, and nose in a most grotesque fashion and starts scribbling furiously.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:58 PM
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:35 AM
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Timeline was just a bit too compressed for me, it seems. I concede defeat
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