Driven by her desire to single out gods among men, the White Queen has forged a new position within her legendary Hellfire Cub: The Hellfire Champion. Inviting mutants, magicians, and men alike to the Hellfire Club’s New York City chapter, Valerie Huntington has staged an arena for the greatest fighters in the world to compete for a chance to emerge as not only one of the world’s greatest, but the world’s best. However he or she who holds the title of Hellfire Champion must also defend it.
The “New Colosseum”
Constructed below the Hellfire Club’s ground floor, the arena holding the Club’s prolific competition has become titled the “New Colosseem” (frequently just "the Colosseum"), after the Ancient Roman’s home for gladiatorial battles. Technology enhanced with powerful illusionary properties allows the arena to take on any landscape, complete with physical holographic projections including cityscapes, natural scenery, historical locations, etc. Here, challenges can use whatever powers and/or weaponry they have at their disposal to defeat their opponent. The layering of multiple omega-level telekinetic barriers as well as magic shielding ensures any destruction or attacks executed within the New Colosseum stay within the arena. Once a battle is complete, the arena is programmed to entirely reconstruct itself, regardless of damages, to be prepared for the next battle.
These illusions are visible to not only the contending gladiators, but those viewing the match as well. The ambiance of opulence and overindulgence infamously associated with the Hellfire Club has become similarly imbued into the Hellfire Tournament. Lavish auditorium seats circle the dome-like arena where members of the Hellfire Club, and any guest willing to pay an entrance fee, can view the clashing of the greatest fighters on Earth while being served only the finest amenities. Business titans and political juggernauts from around the world come to enjoy not only the impressive display of physical prowess provided by the Hellfire Tournament, but for the social atmosphere teeming with names ranging from athletes to aristocrats.
After the first two volunteers have completed their battle, the victor will be named the “Hellfire Champion”, a title recognized both in this thread and throughout CVnU canon
The Hellfire Champion will retain his/her title until another character challenges him/her by leaving an IC post in the thread
The Hellfire Champion has 3 days to respond to a challenger’s post, after which time he/she will forfeit their title
Challengers will choose the holographic setting the New Colosseum will assume for the battle
The character’s name currently holding the title of Hellfire Champion will be updated in the OP of this thread
Only one battle can take place at a time
All powers/weapons/etc. are allowed, unless agreed upon otherwise by those battling
Standard CVnU battle rules apply (no godmodding, auto-hitting, etc.)
Any rules pertaining to individual battles can be determined by the participants