- 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: Noa Name of Pet: Avander Species and Breed of Pet: Custom Wiurn Level: 188 Loyalty to Owner: 200 Stats: STA: 11* STR: 10 RES: 9** DEX: 8*** MNT: 2 Any natural boost to stats: *base 9 + 2 from Gym **base 8 + 1 from Gym ***base 6 + 2 from Gym Special Abilities: Fly, Survival Instincts, Refined Senses, Cold Resistance, Empathetic Link, Run (3), Endurance (4), Stone Skin (4), Hardy (5), Diurnal Spirit (8), Nightvision (8), Danger Sense (10) Moves Taught: Poison Sting (2), Tail Strike (3), Roar (3), Crunch (3), Stalk (3), Dash (3), Play Dead (4), Sonic Blast (4), Pounce (5), Shred (6), Breath of Winter (7), Pull the Ether (8), Teleport (8), Body Slam (9), Wall of Ice (15), Phase Out (15) Abilities Used on Command: Fly (3), Run (3) Creature Carries Ribbon? Yes *Special!* Chosen extra move *Special!*: N/A
Some of the excitement of the tournament had certainly worn off by this point. The last opponent hadn't shown up. Avander had mused that they must have been too frightened of his prowess to show, which Noa had humored - though there might be some truth to it, it was just as likely that they had been forgotten instead. Not everyone prioritized the Pit; there were plenty who only signed up for these tournaments on a casual basis.
Noa wasn't the only one who couldn't stifle a yawn as they walked into the Pit this time around though. Even Avander wasn't up to his usual posturing. To say he was in low spirits would have been a bit of a stretch, but he was certainly on the more indolent side of complacence today.
Noa gave him an absentminded pat, then went up to find his place in the stands to wait.
Name of Owner: Kadin Name of Pet: Alba Species and Breed of Pet: Tundra Thundergug Level: 8 Loyalty to Owner: 7 Stats: Stamina: 20 Strength: 10 Resistance: 6 Dexterity: 3 +1 = 4 Mentality: 1 Any natural boost to stats: +1 dex (bracelet) Special Abilities: Hardy, Tundra-Dwelling, Intimidation Moves Taught: Roar (3), Bash (3) Abilities Used on Command: n/a Tricks Taught: n/a Creature Carries Ribbon? n/a *Special!* Chosen extra move *Special!*: n/a
Well, to say that the last battle had been disappointing would probably be a bit of an understatement. Kadin had been looking forward to testing Alba's strength against that of another thundergug, but their opponent had never ended up showing up. With a sigh, he led his 'gug into the arena once again, hoping for a more challenging opponent this time, only to get an eyeful of a wiurn already in the arena. Huh. He let Alba in and made his way up to the stands where he'd be able to better see the opponents. Alba was eyeing the flying lizard warily, and probably for good reason. That wiurn looked like he could do some serious damage. Kadin leaned against the railing, contemplating the fight, and wondering, for the first time, if Alba would actually be able to win this one. Her opponent looked like he was actually trained up for this.
Normally it would have been exciting to see a Thundergug, but after their experience with the last one and its... overly optimistic owner, Noa wasn't sure whether he could expect much from this one either. Looking at it, he rather decided he wouldn't. He'd been in the business of training creatures for combat for some time, and even Grunty had taken on a certain bearing after reaching a certain point. This Thundergug didn't seem to carry itself with that kind of mindful caution.
"Pounce and freeze," Noa said. They might as well open with something big, even if it wouldn't quite be enough to take out the 'Gug in one go. Trained or not, their biggest asset was how hard they were to take down. But an untrained 'Gug likely wouldn't be able to retaliate against Avander's nimbler strikes.
Avander composed himself, settling into a crouch, then leaped at the opponent, maw open with frost building in the air around him.
Hmm. Shit. His initial instinct seemed to be right. That wiurn wasn't starting off with anything simple and straightforward. Hell no. He was going right out of the gate with a two move combo that Alba sure couldn't compare to. Kadin sighed to himself and leaned back in his chair. At this point, it would probably only be a waiting game to see how long it took it to take Alba down. Well. Might as well be annoying about it.
"Roar, Alba." Kadin recommended, watching as the thundergug shot him a glare and stamped her feet, clearly upset at not being ordered to charge right in and attack the other creature right away. Instead she stomped again and stared it down, lowering her head and eventually letting out a loud bellow that was sure to intimidate her opponent! Assuming that it actually. Did anything. Kadin was sure it was only a matter of time, but at least this fight would be more of a learning experience for him than all the others.
Avander uses Pounce + Breath of Winter! Avander's Dexterity of 8 + 2 rolled by staff = 10 vs. the 4 Dexterity of Alba Avander will deal the most damage possible! Avander's Stamina of 11 + 10 damage of Breath of Winter = 21 21 - 6 Resistance of Alba = 15 Alba's Tundra Dweller negates 2 damage = 13 damage Alba's Stamina is now 7
Alba uses Roar! Avander's Danger Sense activates, he will skip his next turn!
Avander had gone up against Thundergugs before - sparring matches with Grunty, and then his opening match in this tournament - so he wasn't surprised when this one didn't go down even after his attack. He disengaged as quickly as he could, putting a little distance between the opponent and himself, a resonant rumbling growl emanating from deep within his chest.
But the other beast wasn't quite as ill-equipped as Noa had thought; its handler had had the sense to teach it to roar, at least. There was nothing either of them could do. Noa watched as Avander winced at the noise, waiting for a sign that the Wiurn was ready to take another command. Until then, all Noa could do was stand by.
But, well... Avander was no 'Gug, but he wasn't a pushover either. And once he got his bearings back, they could retaliate, and hopefully end the fight there.
(skip) (late but: Sever Bond is in effect; didn't want to edit my first post here)
Kadin winced for Alba once that attack landed. That sure looked like it did a number on her. He hoped that she might be able to actually land a hit before it looked like this wiurn was going to take her out, but he wasn't going to hold out too much hope, probably. It seemed like this wasn't going to be their fight, it wasn't going to be easy like the others where he just needed her to land one hit and she'd win. Instead she needed to be able to a hit at all and that wasn't looking super likely, since she was looking much worse than the wiurn. Still, there was hope. He called out the command for her to try and bash at her opponent in the hopes that she could do something that way. He figured that they'd prpbably lose this, but there was nothing wrong with trying nayway. At least it was a challenge.
The Thundergug came crashing toward Avander with all the force of... well, a Thundergug. Even though they had seen the like before, it was still nothing to sniff at, seeing one throwing itself at you like that. Fortunately Avander recovered enough of his wits to duck out of the path of his charging opponent. The ringing in his ears was wearing off, and he was ready to strike back again.
This next blow ought to end it, Noa thought. There were plenty of things he could ask Avander to do, but it was easiest just to keep things simple. "Crunch," Noa said.
Avander obliged. This battle was more of what he was used to - no strange strategies, no use of the skills he had learned only after coming into his new... form. His teeth still worked the same, and it was an easy, natural thing, to launch himself at the foe and bite down.
Ah, damn it. She'd missed. He'd hoped that, since she'd used roar, the next attack would be able to hit, but it seemed like this wiurn was one of those creatures that was better at dodging than most. Kadin swore quietly under his breath. He'd already figured that they'd lose this fight, but he'd sort of hoped that they'd at least get a hit in before that happened. He frowned down when he saw the wiurn shaking itself out of the previous distraction and resigned himself to the loss. But Alba wouldn't go down without a fight, not if he knew her.
"Bash, Alba." Kadin said again, watching as the thundergug snorted, clearly annoyed at having missed earlier, and changed at the wiurn again. She, at least, didn't already know that the wiurn was faster and she probably wouldn't be able to hit it before it hit her. She would try to take it down regardless.
Avander uses Crunch! Avander's Dexterity of 8 + 9 rolled by staff = 17 vs. the 4 Dexterity of Alba Avander will deal the most damage possible! Avander's Strength of 10 + 6 damage of Crunch = 16 16 - 6 Resistance of Alba = 10 damage Alba's Stamina is now -3
The Thundergug put up a good fight, but was no match for the Wiurn. She goes down and the Pit crew rush to tend to her.
Results Avander gains 2 levels and Noa gains 5 pit prize points Alba gains 1 level and Kadin gains 3 pit prize points
Silver: I use google docs for everything now because of stuff like that.
Sept 17, 2023 18:01:49 GMT -6
Riku: I had like 20 tabs open to eventually go through to add up all my character levels and copy/paste all my stuff/pets into my registry thread. When chrome updated all the tabs were gone. Oh well…
Sept 17, 2023 11:45:28 GMT -6
Riku: Muahaha! And you almost got away with it, too.
Sept 17, 2023 11:09:32 GMT -6
Silver: Oops looks like I deleted you two at the end when making an edit, fixing now!
Sept 17, 2023 5:16:05 GMT -6
Xentus: ah am i missing from the show ring?
Sept 17, 2023 2:15:25 GMT -6
Skylos: Oooh, this time I have an acid pet.
Sept 16, 2023 22:27:02 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Oh, good point, thanks for the reminder! :0 Gotta pick out something special for my characters, hmmmm
Sept 16, 2023 21:21:34 GMT -6
Silver: Show Ring is up! Reminder: October is Vai Min Mur and therefore a special contest! Train your shadow and acid pets in preparation. :3
Sept 16, 2023 21:14:38 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for this allowing the change in prizes Silver, even if it was forgotten by mistake, I am very happy to get the opportunity for this particular Estharne type. <3
Sept 14, 2023 0:17:37 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Oh yes please! Thanks for this information Silver! <3 I would need to contact the npc account then?
Sept 14, 2023 0:00:16 GMT -6
Silver: (I said 'we' a bunch of times but it was totes just me that forgot it. Oops.)
Sept 13, 2023 23:55:16 GMT -6
Silver: Hey Twilight if you want to make a change to how you spent your points now that the River is available, please DM staff. We know we messed up by forgetting to include it so if you want it more than something else you bought we could swap for you.
Sept 13, 2023 23:54:40 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I can throw in the Pasha-Sarane Searhorse as well.
Sept 13, 2023 23:43:07 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Is there any chance I could buy the river Estharne for 20 usd from someone? I lost the opportunity to get one last year when I forgot to buy one from the Trepuldra.
Sept 13, 2023 23:41:08 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Now I wish I had saved some points. ;-;
Sept 13, 2023 23:33:59 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Uggggggh I wish I would've been active a month ago x-x
Sept 13, 2023 22:16:38 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: We have a gorgeous addition to the Summer Fair prize shop- the river tiger estharne!
Sept 13, 2023 19:35:08 GMT -6
Riku: I really didn’t expect to get my two favorites of this cross. One, sure. But both? Perfect!
Sept 9, 2023 14:22:59 GMT -6
Darky: It was a fun prompt but MAN did I struggle trying to figure out how to make it actually x3
Sept 7, 2023 2:04:09 GMT -6