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    The Grand Battle II! [Happy End!]

    Somewhere in the multiverse is a being. An Observer. He watches on as an eccentric man and his colleagues pit many combatants against each other in a fight to the death.
    As he watches, he appreciates the idea.
    However, as he watches, one thing goes through his head.
    "I can do better."



    Yes, because the first Grand Battle is going to be a while before it ends, and some people have expressed interest in trying, but weren't able to due to the other one being ongoing, I've decided to get another one going at the same time!

    Here's a link to the original one. The rules are for the most part, unchanged. A few things I need to reiterate, though.

    Your character has no idea about this battle!
    In your character's bio, no writing about how they were approached and offered the chance to be in. Basically what happened is they were plucked from their world (possibly at an inopportune time) and put into this tournament completely unceremoniously. One minute they're doing whatever, and the next they're gone.

    Post!
    In round one of the original thread, almost-there was eliminated due to posting so very little. The next round, fait forfeited simply due to lack of interest. You still are allowed to forfeit and lose automatically in a round, but still try to be around to continue roleplaying until your death.

    Be original!
    There wasn't a problem with this before, but it's a good thing to state anyway. Use an original character, instead of just ripping somebody from an outside source. It is okay to recycle a character that you've used before, as long as it's still your own creation, but it's more encouraged to come up with something new.
    Also, your character can be pretty much whatever you want! Do they come from a sci-fi setting? Sure. Were they pulled from the wild west? Okay. Is their origin in a world of cartoonish physics? Go for it! Your characters are from all over the multiverse, so have fun.

    rite goodly!
    Elimination is decided based on writing skill. This involves characterization, your prose, and grammar/spelling as well. If you feel that other people are writing better than you, then learn to write better! Lack of writing skill doesn't discount you from joining, it just means that when playing you can use it as an excuse to get better.

    Write for everyone!
    You may notice how in other RPs generally when you say something to somebody, you wait for them to reply. Here it works differently. While it's true that when writing, you've got to make sure the focus is on your character, don't be afraid to say what others do. Take a look at some of the later posts in the original to see what I mean
    It's not bad to start with short posts at the beginning. You can use about half of the first round to get to know the other characters and learn what they're like before jumping straight into hoping you've got their personality right. As it goes on, you should learn more about everybody's characters, though, and then your posts will get longer.


    Okay, I think that's good. Here's the form!



    Username: Um... your username. I suppose it's to the left of your post, but... shut up!
    Name: Your character! No self insertion, jerk.
    Gender: Male, Female, or N/A, really.
    Race: Species. Human, cyborg, elf, anything else you can come up with at all just about.
    Colour: You're going to be posting your story sections in a specific colour so your posts are more easily identifiable. #008040 is not available.
    Weapon: Does your character fight with something? Mention it here.
    Abilities: What makes your character so special that they were chosen for this?
    Description: Physical and personal. What do they look like and how do they act? Draw a picture to help show what they look like, if you want.
    Biography: Finally, their backstory. Character depth and all that.




    Any questions can be directed to The Observer.


    Players
    Galus Lee Matthews - Opirian - DEAD
    Samuel Therion - bobthepen - DEAD
    Maxwell Deakin - Sruixan - DEAD
    Professor Armidillo Reccxer - yousodumb - DEAD
    Gestalt - SleepingOrange
    Cabaret - snoomanwaff - DEAD
    Vyrm'n - Schazer
    The Sunset - Archduke_Ferdinand - DEAD
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    Re: The Grand Battle II! [Sign-ups!]

    I was actually thinking of hosting one of these myself once the original ends. Whenever that is.

    Anyways, I'll be keeping an eye on this topic. It'll be interesting to see how it develops differently.

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    Username: Opirian
    Name: Galus Lee Matthews
    Gender: Male
    Race: Terran/Urisian (human hybrid)
    Colour: #0000FF is mine!
    Weapon: Carbon steel combat knife, rechargeable plasma pistol, plasma rifle, Magnetic/Hooked Grapnel.
    Abilities: Urisian heritage provides immunity to most diseases and poisons, any sickness is also quickly recovered from. Colony training has provided above average muscle and bone strength.
    Description: A young hotshot pilot back in his world he was fairly resourceful solving problems with what he had. After an accident that almost took his life he became a bit more cautious but still adventurous. He's always had a knack for sensing danger.

    Galus stands just under 6 feet tall and weighs around 130 pounds, he has dark brown hair and scraggly beard. His orange eyes denounce his Urisian heritage. He constantly wears his blue and black specialized for him space suit and helmet.
    Biography: Galus has lived on the colony ship Ceres his whole life. As a teenager after the mysterious loss of his parents during a scouting mission he began to work until he was able to purchase his own corvette. After the purchase he became a freelance pilot and guard taking any job the colony gave as well as providing security in areas the Ceres military couldn't always watch. After the attack on Ceres by Krowe, Galus traveled far and wide to explore the mysteries of the universe, what he found is a story for another time.

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    Username: Bobthepen
    Name: Samuel Therion
    Gender: Male
    Race: Human Karmist
    Color: indigo
    Weapon: n/a

    Abilities: As a Karmist, Samuel can sense and manipulate the flow of Karma through the use of a channel. The type of channel an individual Karmist may use varies from specific types of machinery or symbols, to generic concepts like hope or, in Samuel's case, death. The Karma of Samuel's world though, has much more powerful ramifications than the idea of karma we are familiar with here. It is a force that seeks equilibrium, and it underlies all physical and spiritual processes. Given the right conditions, a talented karmist can channel the flow of karma to produce whatever effect he desires. (I'm being a little vague here, but Samuel should elaborate on it during the match. Basically Samuel can kill something and use the "potential energy" behind its death to produce typically unfeasible effects.)

    Description: Samuel is well dressed and groomed. He's clearly accustomed to living a lifestyle of luxury. He has a charming accent and appears easily likable at first glance. However, all of this is a facade. His ability has created within him an unnatural lust for power and a megalomaniacal self view. He has learned patience, however, and is quite calculating with how he uses his ability.

    Biography: Many, many years ago, Samuel discovered his Karmic powers. At that time he was simply a normal man, subjected to cruel experiments by those who wished to know more about the nature of Karmic Humans. It was there, surrounded by the death and decay of the discarded corpses of failed experiments that Samuel first sensed power emanating from their mangled flesh. He managed to escape, and over time he grew accustomed to the intoxicating scent of death. He learned from experience, that by cutting off the life of someone young, who Karma had destined to live to a healthy old age, he could direct that loosed Karma, their youth, into himself, thereby prolonging his life and his health for ages. Presently Samuel enjoys a comfortable life behind the scenes. He has used his abilities, coupled with his experience and longevity to shape the formation of a puppet state which dictates the lives of countless citizens. He has wealth, comfort, and power on a global scale...and yet, he desires something more.


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    Re: The Grand Battle II! [Sign-ups!]

    Would I be able to join since my other character is dead? I'll probably just watch, but I like to know if I have the option.

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    Re: The Grand Battle II! [Sign-ups!]

    Yeah, since you're already dead in the other one, you do have the option of participating in this one.

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    Okay thanks. I'll only join if you don't get enough others though.

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    I'm going to have to polish off the biog in the morning, but I would very much like to take a spot with the following:

    Username: Sruixan
    Name: Maxwell Deakin
    Gender: Male
    Race: Human
    Color: This'll do nicely.
    Weapon: He's a dab hand with a rapier, which he always carries, but if he can get his hands on one he has more than reasonable prowess with a gun as well.
    Abilities: A sound thinker with a brain geared for analysis, he can put his grey cells to his advantage in what ever life throws at him, not to mention a calm mind in battle.
    Description: A little too tall and thin to be comfortable, with short, well kept, auburn hair nearly always hidden under a hat of any kind available, and some slight stubble. He's almost always in a greatcoat, but one never quite can fathom whether he hides behind it for his safety or theirs. Personality wise, to put things bluntly, he's an introvert that's gone a little too far round the bend. With a tendency to be cold and over-logical, he habitually overthinks things, yet doesn't get all angry when wrong - such actions haven't done anything good to him over the years. He's usually fairly silent, though he mutters to himself occasionally and has been known to finish other people's lines of thought for them. That doesn't mean he can't communicate, though, and he can be rather difficult to shut up if he finds he's expressing himself better verbally.
    Biography: Hailed as a gifted child from a remarkably early age, the pressure put on Maxwell to succeed made him shun society as a whole and forced him to move to live with a sympathetic uncle in the countryside, where he picked up fencing and shooting not just to pass the time, but also to express his emotions. He earns his living by doing to odd mental task around the village, but is generally left alone and lives a fairly secluded life.
    Though he wouldn't admit to it, the uncle in question knows there's a gap of about six months between Maxwell leaving home and him arriving on his doorstep, thirty miles away. He's never brought up the courage to ask about it, but, well, sometimes...
    [12:39:21] Sruixan: But I'm not a person.
    [12:39:23] Sruixan: I'm a cicada.

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    Re: The Grand Battle II! [Sign-ups!]

    I'm not crazy enough to try and do two at once, but I'll go ahead and keep watching this topic.

    Interestingly I noticed most characters in 1 had some kind of magical/fantasy background. It'd be interesting if there were more Scifi-ey characters here.

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    I would like to join, give me some time to type it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draykon
    I'm not crazy enough to try and do two at once, but I'll go ahead and keep watching this topic.

    Interestingly I noticed most characters in 1 had some kind of magical/fantasy background. It'd be interesting if there were more Scifi-ey characters here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aryogaton
    Hm... I'll consider it. We'll see where it goes. You guys need to really do more writing, by the way! I have to actually scroll down to find the first one! Hop to it!


    Quote Originally Posted by yousodumb
    You're in, but your character is pretty powerful. Try not to abuse it, and you can survive.

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    I figure I might as well try even though I can't write for beans.

    Username: ComaLime SleepingOrange
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    Gender: None
    Race: Schrotgolem: Nobody's quite sure what causes schrotgolems to form; mages can't seem to make them intentionally, nor can they stop them from coming into being. A schrotgolem appears to be a low-level spirit of sorts that inhabits a number of different small objects at once; one might be a candlestick, a pair of shoes, a doll, and a box of tissues one moment, and a completely different collection of scrap the next.
    Colour: 000080
    Weapon: Whatever makes up Gestalt's body can be a weapon
    Abilities: Gestalt is unusual in that he is more self-aware than the average schrotgolem and can inhabit many more objects at once than most.
    Description: It would be pointless to describe Gestalt physically. Its personality is best described as cautious; it likes to be sure about what's going on around it and who it can trust before revealing itself. It tends towards stealth and discretion, which is easy for something that is a collection of disconnected objects.
    Biography: Gestalt appeared a few years ago in a large city, near a magical school, as is typical for its kind. Since schrotgolems don't have 'needs' in the conventional sense, most tend to just wander, watching. Some eventually get bored and become erratic; some kill indiscriminately to fill the time, others spend years creating and destroying bizarre art, others still just stop doing anything at all. Gestalt followed the typical patterns for the first couple years, wandering the world and seeing things, but never progressed to the erratic stage; it is more paranoid than others, though, and tends to see things as threats that most wouldn't, and it has no compunctions about eliminating things it sees as threatening.

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    I will limit myself, if I don't feel free to him
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    Username: Schazer
    Name: Vyrm'n
    Gender: N/A
    Race: Faceless
    Colour: Like this?
    Weapon: Vyrm'n can replicate living things, so he can make teeth and claws and stuff.
    Abilities: Senseless - Can not feel pain, or many other emotions, for that matter. Senses sharpened to an almost atomic level. Oh and it can fly through air like an eel swimming, and change its form at will.
    Description: Faceless, when still, resemble a huge pillar which resembles a semi-fluid, but is solid and like polished marble to the touch. It is as black as the void, speckled intermittently with pinpricks of light which swirl across it, making it look like a starscape. They can form freely into the shape of their "host", and can freely grow arms or faces as needed if their host had them. In flight, their shapes are stretched out and streamlined so they resemble comets. Faceless' outsides are hard to pierce, but contact with any matter hurts them to some extent.
    Vyrm'n in pillar-form is about 8 feet tall and four feet thick. This gives some idea of his mass, which dictates how big his transformations are. Of course, all his transformations are still made of the same matter he is, and come out shiny, black, and specked with stars.
    Faceless in their natural state care little about the affairs of the universe; only when finding a host do they take on that host's emotions and any sort of personality. Vyrm'n's host was a prototype humanoid Tleilaxu which had been programmed to take pleasure from killing; so Vyrm'n does so as well.
    Biography: Vyrm'n, like other Faceless, normally dwell at the edge of the universe, revelling in each other's company as they rush into the void to avoid the sting of matter contained within the universe. Once in a while, a Faceless may be left behind in this rush and left to wander the universe alone. This happened to Vyrm'n, who was picked up by a researcher and made to steal the Tleilaxu's being, granting Vyrm'n an encyclopediac knowledge base and a personality that only found happiness in violence. Unlike most other Faceless, Vyrm'n also has knowledge of Faceless in general (as they normally lose this in the process of taking from their host) as discovered by the researcher, giving it a dangerous self-awareness and prowess with using itself in a fight. This self-awareness allows him to take in the forms of those he has killed, and transform into them.

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    Re: The Grand Battle II! [Sign-ups!]

    Quote Originally Posted by cyber95
    Quote Originally Posted by Aryogaton
    Hm... I'll consider it. We'll see where it goes. You guys need to really do more writing, by the way! I have to actually scroll down to find the first one! Hop to it!
    Uh, I'm waiting for Amethyst/Eximo to continue their chat for a few more moments, so I can jump into the conversation.

    Honestly!

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    Re: The Grand Battle II! [Sign-ups!]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aryogaton
    Quote Originally Posted by cyber95
    Quote Originally Posted by Aryogaton
    Hm... I'll consider it. We'll see where it goes. You guys need to really do more writing, by the way! I have to actually scroll down to find the first one! Hop to it!
    Uh, I'm waiting for Amethyst/Eximo to continue their chat for a few more moments, so I can jump into the conversation.

    Honestly!
    I blame Dragon Fogel for ending his post at a point that really should be followed with a post of his own. >_>

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    Either Sruixan or SleepingOrange will have to change their colour. I should have specified everybody needs a different colour. Sorry.

    ...wow that's a lot of blues in general. It's no big deal, just as long as no two people have the same shade of blue.

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    Re: The Grand Battle II! [One Slot Left!]

    Can I reserve a spot?

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    Re: The Grand Battle II! [One Slot Left!]

    Yes. Yes you can.

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    Re: The Grand Battle II! [One Slot Left!]

    jump jump boing

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    aww

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    800000 should be distinguishable.

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