- The last date to post your introduction post is 72 hours from this post. Without an introduction post you cannot battle.
- Certain moves can't be used in the Pit because of the surroundings and other moves can affect more than one creature at the same time. After all introduction posts have been posted you will be informed whether those two apply to any of your creatures' moves.
- That you have 72 hours to post a response to a calculation post and/or roleplay post. The 72 hour deadline is not extended if your foe posts after a calculation post. Not meeting the deadline results in an automatic disqualification.
- That characters level once every 20 posts in the Fighting Pit, but pets gain levels and loyalty towards their owners normally.
Name of Owner: Star Name of Pet: Igor Species and Breed of Pet: Common Ghaenelt Level: 10 Loyalty to Owner: 0 Stats: Stamina: 6 Strength: 5 Resistance: 3 Dexterity: 4 Mentality: 2 Any natural boost to stats: none Special Abilities: Thorny Body Moves Taught: Bite (2), Claw (2) Abilities Used on Command: none Creature Carries Ribbon? N *Special!* Chosen extra move *Special!*: N/A
For once, I walked away victorious, but it felt empty and uninspiring. My opponent had not even bothered to show up, so I was declared the winner by default. I wondered why for a while, but decided in the end to be happy that I could walk away with a prize for very little effort on my part. Nonetheless, I really wanted to feel what it was like to actually win instead of just being given pity points for showing up when my opponent couldn't be bothered to.
This was supposed to be the last round. It was my final chance to get a win, to really earn one. Given the record so far, it seemed unlikely. I led Igor out into the pit and he was surprisingly energetic. Perhaps he knew that it was the last fight of the tournament, or maybe he was just on a high note from getting to leave without being knocked out last time. Whatever it was, I hoped he could carry that enthusiasm through the rest of the day. It was nice to see him excited about something.
Name of Owner: Nerius Name of Pet: Shale Species and Breed of Pet: Black Murp Level: 5 Loyalty to Owner: 0 Stats: Stamina: 12 (9 + 3) Strength: 5 Resistance: 3 Dexterity: 3 Mentality: 0 Any natural boost to stats: +3 Stamina from Necklace of Lasting Life Special Abilities: Plains-Runner, Iron Will Moves Taught: Horn Strike (2), Buck (3) Abilities Used on Command: N/A Tricks Taught: N/A Creature Carries Ribbon? No *Special!* Chosen extra move *Special!*: N/A
The result of the last round had been unexpected. Not the loss, Nerius had known the murp had little chance after seeing their foe was a mosca, but that Shale had actually died. He knew that was always a risk of this sort of thing, but it was frowned upon to kill someone's pet, and he'd never actually seen it happen in a tournament. Shale was alright now, he'd been revived, and privately Nerius had to admit it was absolutely fascinating. Most people probably would have been more concerned about their pet, but Shale was fine, really!
Well, mostly. It had taken him a little longer to recover than usual, and he'd been a bit out of sorts, even more ornery than usual. This was the last round, and there wasn't anything that would be a problem in a fight, so he'd brought Shale to the last round. Their opponents were here already, and a ghaenelt, though not one of the magical breeds, was already in the pit when Shale was released. And, was that owner a ssashirk? Those were definitely draconian features.
Our last opponent was a sturdy, fluffy beast. It looked very solid and tough, though it didn't have sharp fangs or claws to attack with. I assumed it would try to trample Igor, which was unfortunate as he had to get close in order to bite it. Then again, this might be the perfect situation for Igor's spikes to finally come in handy. The fluffy creature might be reluctant to kick him for fear of being impaled. Whatever the case, it was time to get started.
"Igor, bite!" I called out. Igor knew what that meant, and it looked like he was already one step ahead of me. He must be used to it by now, the response to being in the arena was becoming automatic. He crouched down and tried to find an opening where he could bite the large creature without being caught by its horns or hooves. He lunged forward and we both hoped for the best.
The ghaenelt seemed unusually energetic, but Nerius' experience with the species was limited to the stagnant breed, which were, particularly in their younger stage, very lethargic. That also meant he had no idea how quick the spiny critter would be, or if it would be able to outmaneuver the murp. It had to be less spry than a mosca, at the very least. Shale was also eyeing the creature, his body language getting more an more irritable as the ghaenelt moved around.
The murp looked to be getting ready to charge the creature, but Nerius instead commanded him, "Buck." Those spikes were concerning, there was no getting around them, but better the murp's legs made contact with them than his face. Shale didn't look happy about not being instructed to charge the ghaenelt, but obeyed, lashing out with his hooves whenever the spiny creature got too close while it searched for an opening.
Igor uses Bite! Igor's Dexterity of 4 + 2 rolled by staff = 6 vs. the 3 Dexterity of Shale Igor will deal the most damage possible! Igor's Strength of 5 + 3 damage of Bite = 8 damage 8 - 3 Resistance of Shale = 5 Shale's Stamina is now 8
Shale uses Buck! Staff rolled a 1, Shale misses his attack!
Shale tried, the grumpy murp struck out with his hooves whenever the ghaenelt drew close, but the hits never connected. It wasn't the first time the murp failed to his his foe, but this time it wasn't that the ghaenelt appeared to be skilled at dodging, but that his aim was just off. Or maybe he didn't want to get too close? It was possible his temporary death had shaken the murp more than Nerius had thought, he wasn't bonded enough with Shale to tell much about his moods.
The ghaenelt had somewhat better luck, and its jaws managed to snap down on the murp's foreleg. It wasn't enough to be crippling, but Nerius could see the murp bleeding from the stands. "Buck," he instructed the murp, hoping he'd have better luck landing a hit this time. It might not have really been necessary either, Shale hadn't yet stopped kicking from when he'd been given the command before, as the ghaenelt's bite had only served to make him mad.
Jack: Not a problem, gratz!
Apr 14, 2021 17:34:59 GMT -6
Lethalia: Aww yee, love this hen. Thanks for all of the Ivaylo fights, Jack!
Apr 14, 2021 17:31:26 GMT -6
Silver: Hey guys I know some of the free breedings have been waiting longer than usual, just letting you know that I'm aware and I'm working on it! :3
Apr 14, 2021 5:58:00 GMT -6
Riku: I appreciate that.
Apr 12, 2021 18:44:24 GMT -6
Silver: Yea over time I realized that people either ignored or resented a lot of the lore anyway, so I've mostly just figured, eh, if you want to play, do what you want. I'd rather have you around than yell at you for your plot points.
Apr 12, 2021 16:31:50 GMT -6
Alma: If it helps, this version feels like it changed/removed a lot of the old fluff and is a great deal more free-form now. Could probably make up whatever to make your OC's reach the city and fit in somewhat so long as they aren't from something like Halo.
Apr 12, 2021 12:49:24 GMT -6
Yang: i feel like its a real challenge to bring in OC's when the Story-story of the labs is a big 'ol question mark; i get the idea/Sense of the labs' story; to make beasts that are Cool and Powerful, but beyond that its all '? ? ?' ; to me atleast :B
Apr 12, 2021 10:30:40 GMT -6
Kadin: Hah, same, I still haven't finished Kadin's intro back to the labs plot area thread even tho I've been back for months now
Apr 12, 2021 7:26:36 GMT -6
Silver: To be honest, I write most of my prologues much later, if ever haha.
Apr 11, 2021 21:52:35 GMT -6
Riku: A lot of my pets have prologues that need to be written still.....but I could technically write those later as flashbacks in the plot area.
Apr 11, 2021 21:06:34 GMT -6
Riku: I look forward to seeing stuff come about. Long-plans for six months to a year or two in the future are things I'm open to!
Apr 11, 2021 21:06:00 GMT -6
Riku: I love Alma's ideas for the boss fights. I'd really enjoy participating, but I just don't know if I'm currently qualified with my very little actual training experience and lack of muse lately...
Apr 11, 2021 21:05:30 GMT -6
Kadin: ... Heck, I should train up SEVERAL teams of gallor, lol
Apr 11, 2021 20:07:31 GMT -6
Kadin: I'd like to train a group of vulti or other pets up in the future, but I'll probs run the fights with my currently trained pets, too, until those others are trained up
Apr 11, 2021 20:07:09 GMT -6
Noa: I doubt anyone is gonna want to tag team with me anyhow XD
Apr 11, 2021 0:13:25 GMT -6
Noa: I'll probably be solo-ing the Pit ones, at least... Mostly because I'm not as interested in the points as I am in gaining levels on specific pets. And since my PLs are so high, I'd bring down the point earnings, so
Apr 11, 2021 0:13:16 GMT -6
Riku: Maybe that can be one of the 'bosses'. Like a group of Vulti.
Apr 10, 2021 19:49:54 GMT -6
Jack: Yeah I really liked the idea.
Apr 10, 2021 19:12:13 GMT -6
Alma: I really like the idea of pack instincts coming into play with a pack of beasts that can be seen as thematically linked to a boss. XD
Apr 10, 2021 19:08:50 GMT -6
Alma: I figure most players will want to solo through a few fights with their stronger pets first, if for no other reason than to make the fights go faster, but I'll probably ask around for that sort of team again later.
Apr 10, 2021 19:07:49 GMT -6