An entity, a Composer, wanders the multiverse; displeased with its own created universe, and bored out of its multidimensional mind. It chances upon the exploits of a strange group who pitted mortals against each other in a fight to the death. The idea sticks in its mind, and it henceforth issues a proclamation to other Creators across the multiverse:
To the Creators:
I ask for your assistance in the forging of my latest masterpiece, an arena of death whose contestants hark from across all of your universes.
To the eight who hear my summons, bring to me your finest warriors and most twisted abominations, or whatever you feel belongs in this symphony of destruction that will span the multiverse.
This will be... The Battle Royale.
Spectators are also welcome.
Don't worry, I have Cyber's blessing to steal his game. Though you should go and check out his ones, here and here.
This is a text-based deathmatch where the pen (or at least the keyboard) actually is mightier than the sword. Each round, one character will be eliminated based on the writers' skills. So if you want to survive, write well!
Elimination is decided based on (in no particular order, though some are certainly more important than others) creativity, good spelling/grammar, entertainment value of what's written (this is a collaborative story, after all), effective characterisation (of both your own and other characters), and not godmoding. Usually the decision to eliminate is decided by the Composer, but in cases where it's a close run both the audience and the participants can offer input.
Once eliminated, players may write their own death scene before the Composer effects a scene change.
To stop someone posting halfway through your long wall of exposition and forcing you to change it for canonicity, simply post Reserve so everyone else holds tight until you post. Practical time limits for reserves apply (so if someone reserved then don't post for, say, at least three hours without an explanation of delay, you can probably go ahead.)
How it works:
The Battle Royale, like the Grand Battles, allows you to be more lenient with writing about other peoples' characters. Check out the originals (later posts especially) for examples of this.
Oh, and this time your character can know they're in for a fight if you (The Creator) are a benevolent kind of entity and want to inform them. Of course, once the fight starts, your character is on its own without divine intervention. Also of course, your benevolence is put slightly under question due to the fact you just chucked your character into a fight where only one can survive, but that's moot.
There is no limit on how big or small a post must be; mostly at the start posts are shorter as people stick to their own characters instead of messing up the characterisations of others'. As the game progresses, though, expect decent lengths.
And if you're still keen, here's the form!
Player name: The character being thrown into this clusterfuck. Originality is recommended.
Race: Whatever you feel like. Humans are ok, because of the whole different-dimension thing we're pulling for this game, though I encourage you to try something really out there.
Post colour: First in first served. Try keep it non-eye-imploding.
Weapon/Equipment: Tools of the trade.
Abilities: The powers for survival your character possesses. You're allowed both powers and weapons if you want, but avoid godmoding.
Description: A good physical and mental profile of your character. Go into plenty of detail, or if you're good at pictures, post one of those here too. Appearance, personality, the lot.
Bio: A little or a lot (preferably a lot) about your character's circumstance. What did they do before all this happened? What's their motivation to win the game? Do they even realise what's going on?
Let's get this mindfuck started!
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