Okay so this marks the start of the game. But before we start I will start I will first explain how this scenario will work since it will be a little different, starting with advancements.
In this scenario you can make minor advancements and major advancements, minor advancements are moves that only concern you (going somewhere, buying something, equipping gear, sleeping, interacting with NPCs etc.) and major advancements are moves that concern you and others (like battles, going on missions, interacting with players etc.). You can make minor advancements whenever you want and I will reply as soon as possible to confirm you move. You do not have to wait for others to make a minor advancements so you can make many minor advancements as long as I am here. Major advancements are the opposite, they are moves that require bigger responses from me and require you to wait for everyone else, they are basically the normal advancements in other scenarios.
Now that that is out of the way, I will also briefly discuss the two ways to play system.
The two ways to play system is basically my way of adapting to the two main play styles, which is roleplaying and strategy. Many scenario players either invest themselves in the story/their character and learn the lore of the world or focus solely on winning and leveling up. If you are an RPer, you will get more sub plots, meet more characters and will be able to interact with the world more. If you are a strategist you will get battle perks that scales to your opponent (for example if your has an NPC girlfriend to aid them you will get better battle perks) a simple story (basically kill everyone else) and better rewards for winning a battle.
This is not a perfect system by any means but I want to try it out cause I wanted to make the game to adapt to you which I think will make it more fun.
Also I just want to note that the more effort you put the more effort I will put. Give me bullet points and I will write bullet points back, give me a post detailing what your character thinks/feels and I will give you an NPC with character or a detailed sub plot. Give me a battle post that was low effort and the reward for winning will be low.
That is about it, I hope you guys enjoy. I will just post the link to the rules (Note: I edited the rules quite abit since sign ups were first posted you should look it over, also I am sure of you got your build with a clause attached to it so please keep that in mind) so we can continue.
Welcome To The Battle World!
(If your name isn't mentioned below this is your opening post, if this is your post you spawn in the outskirts not on the ruble hill or water and 500 meters apart from one another).
You wake up groggy and alone as the hot dessert sun glares down at you. You find yourself lying down on the dessert floor with no idea where you are or how you got there. However as you get up you notice a bag on the ground next to you, as you pick it up to inspect it, the image of a young man covered in golden armor appears before you as he begins to speak
"Greetings and welcome to Ramshorn City, my name is Gilbertus Taundenranch but I prefer to be called the Golden King." He says with a small bow.
"Now I know you have many questions and I am here to answer some of them but first a history lesson. You see you are in a place called the Battle World aptly named since it was once known as a place filled with constant wars between the three main factions, that is until 5 years ago, when a new faction came to be and proposed the Mortal Combat system, you see the Mortal Combat system made it so each faction could only have a small protective army and a representative combatant who would fight for faction in a yearly tournament to settle conflict between factions. Anyway, after weeks of debate we agreed that this would be a much better solution than war. And so for the next 3 years war had stopped, that was until the day the Red King lead an army of monsters to invade Aurum, my kingdom. His surprise invasion plunged the world into chaos once again and started a war that lasted a year and a half. Now it has been six months since I lead my army of 200 to victory and finally pushed out the Red King's forces, but it took a toll on Aurum and its people and some of the Red King's forces still remain. So I decided that we needed a more definitive solution, one that did not open the door to secret invasions, so together with the other factions, we decided that the Battle World should hold one last tournament, the tournament of succession. The tournament to decide who shall become the one true king of the Battle world. This is where you come in, you see we decided that our king should be an outsider and a powerful fighter, so we teleported you, as well as a few dozen others, here to compete in this tournament to the death. I apologise for not asking first but there is no turning back now, this tournament is a one way trip." The Golden King explains using a lot of hand gestures.
"Well that's enough history for now. In the bag you are holding there is a map of the city, some items from our armory, gems which hold power but only when in midst of combat and a few other living essentials such as food and gold." He says turning to leave.
"Oh and one last thing, the faction rulers themselves will not be competing and shouldn't interfere with you but will if you break any of their laws. Now I must be going, goodluck."
And with that the man disappears,leaving you with a bag filled with items, and a few unanswered questions (you realize now that the Golden King was speaking to you through an illusion). You decide that you should look at the map stuffed in your bag so that you can at least find out what Ramshorn city looks like.
Below is what you see (go to location).
You wake up in a darkly lit room chained to a table with your mouth taped shut, you have been in a place like this before, you recognize it as an interrogation chamber. Sitting beside you is a man dressed in black also chained to the table. As you look around you here the sound of a door opening and a very muscular man with four arms and blood red skin comes into the room and takes a seat across from the both of you, he smiles and says, "Your awake, good. I am the Red King and we're here to conduct business. You see, have been chosen to compete for a something called the tournament of succession which is a tournament where if you win you become king of this world but to win you must kill every other competitor asides from yourself. Yadda yadda. Problem is, locals aren't allowed to interfere or compete and neither are kings, so that's where you two come in. You were both chosen to be competitors and out of everyone chosen you have the most ideal background. Now, I know that you both know what is coming and if you know what is good for you, you will comply. See, I want you to hand me the crown once you win and in exchange I will support the both of you behind the scenes." The Red King explains. Then he puts on a glowing red ring and says
"And before you say or do anything, you should know that declining an offer from the Red King or double crossing me in any way, is a brutal death sentence." The ring starts to light up as the Red King grins. Then suddenly, he lunges at the both of you and painfully rips the tape covering your mouth, "Think before you answer but make it quick."
(You miss the illusion message since you are out of range)
Just_Banter/Ihanet and DarthJHawk/Shadowpact
You wake up in the basement of a temple, wearing a straight jacket tied to a chair (Gu being caged) with a priest smiling down at you you then see the word warp into a desert and a young man approaching you (read the first Welcome to the Battle World post from when the Golden King comes until the Golden King leaves). As the illusion falls the priest says "I represent the religious sector in the Council of 20 and I am quite interested in the both of you. It says here that you (pointing at Ihanet) are a servant of the church and you (pointing at Shadowpact) were controlled by an organization, although it was not clear which organization, I am sure you will still be quite useful to us." The priest says practically glowing with excitement. "As you know, this world is trying to crown a king to rule it and there is no greater ruler than that of the council and church. Which is why I am in need of your service, for one last mission. Kill the other competitors, win the tournament and be a puppet for the church. Simple. Now, go!" You are both freed as the priest hands you the bags the Golden King talked about. "I expect you both to do your best or die for the glory of the church!"
(You guys spawn in the temple in the left).
(Read the first Welcome to the Battle World post) after you put down the map you notice a weird looking vehicle (without the Chinese symbols) headed your way with soldiers riding mechanical horses surrounding it. You can't be sure what they want.
Jucaslucasa/Malakoi do Hebraico
(Read the first Welcome to the Battle World post), along with the Points of Interest letter you also found an anonymous letter addressed to you that asks you to go to the capitol building at 12 AM.
Your advancement is the first Welcome to the Battle World post, but you get the feeling that you aren't the only Augustine competing.
You wake up groggy lying down in the middle of a street with a warm rag on your forehead. As you open your eyes you see a girl with blonde hair and blue eyes, looking down at you, as you start to get up you see her blush and get flustered trying to cover it up. You blink at her not knowing who she is, but before either of you can say a word the world around you warps into a dessert with a young man in golden armor approaching you (read the first Welcome to the Battle Word post from when the Golden King arrives till he leaves) he talks to you for a while then the world warps back to the town street with the girl now poking you with a stick saying "Hello? Mister. Mister." She is still blushing but not as hard, she looks to be around 20 (assuming you are 22). As you begin to speak she sighs and says "You blacked out on me for a second there, my name's Alice Tohsaka. Sorry for staring at you awhile ago, I saw you pop into the middle of this street out of no where and I was worried. But you seem fine now, what are you doing anyway?"
(You spawn in the town near the water)
You wake up in a rickety old building, with a big laying beside you. As you pick it up to inspect it the world around you warps into a dessert setting with a young man in golden armor approaching you (read the first Welcome to the Battle World post), the world then warps back and before you can take in everything that has happened you hear the sounds of horses galloping so you look outside the tower and see a middle aged knight in worn armor and an old archer riding towards the tower.
(You spawn in the watchtower in the ruins)
Points of Interest
From left to right.
- Guard Tower. The guard tower is where the town guard stays. It is located at the edges of the city and outsiders are usually not welcome without an appointment.
- Ruins. The ruins are so plentiful that half of the city is called ruins. There is mostly nothing in the ruins but you may find the occasional weapon or treasure in them.
- Enemy Den. The enemy den is a place where Red King rebels live, they are brutish people who will kill any and all outsiders.
- Town. The town is where you can trade with NPCs and talk to them, you can also sleep in towns. There are two towns in the city .
- Monster Sightings. Stay away from this area, this is marked with a dragon because powerful beasts reside in this area. They cannot be reasoned with or bribed, they will kill on sight.
- Trading Post. This is where you can find the shops, there is only one in the city and guards regularly patrol the area.
- Temple. You will find government officials and religious leaders here, while it is open to the public there are secret rooms hidden within. Both temples are heavily guarded and are located near the capitol.
- Building. There are many buildings in the city, each hold different things although mostly they are just work places for the people.
- Capitol. This is where the royalty lives and where the Gold King and King of Darkness stay when they visit the city. This is the most heavily guarded place in the city.
- Watchtower. Watchtowers usually only house 1 or 2 guards, there are two in the city and one lost in the ruins.
- Water: The blue part is the water, the biggest point of interest in the outskirts, there are traders, fishermen and a harmless sea serpent. But there used to be a lot monster sightings there so watch out.
- Ruble Hill: The ruble hill is a small hill located in the outskirts, no one really knows what is up there.