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    Day 01 The Fighter's Guild Contest

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    Re: Day 01 The Fighter's Guild Contest

    Post by Lilac on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:19 am

    Some time later...

    All of the fighters were standing on the stone stage at the center of the arena. Surrounded by onlookers, the group received the stares of hundreds of people while they awaited for further announcements. Plenty of people seemed to have started taking bets based on appearances alone. Crammed together in that large stage all at once, it was hard to figure what the guild was planning for the preliminary rounds. There was barely enough room to take two steps in any direction without bumping into someone else. Then, the voice of the blacksmith from earlier seemed to resonate above the chatter of the competitors and the audience.

    "Ahem... This has been sponsored by Patch the Cabbage Merchant. Whenever there's chaos, at least his produce is nearby. 'Come and try my cabbages.".."

    There was a long silence before a loud, booming voice exploded outwards.

    "ARE YA READY TO RUMBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEE!!"

    The voice was gruff and gravely, sounding like the roar of a beast gargling rocks in his throat and as deep as humanely possible. The voice was so loud, it seemed to reverberate a distance from the arena, drawing everyone's attention to the event.

    "YOU BLOODY WIMPS THINK YOU HAVE A CHANCE AGAINST THE BEST OF THE BEST?? LET'S SEE HOW MUCH METAL YOU'RE MADE OF TODAY IN THE FIGHTER GUILD'S ANNUAL P-1 GRAND PRIIIIIIX! BUT I DON'T WANNA SIT THROUGH FIFTY DIFFERENT MATCHES WATCHING SOME LOSERS COMPARE THEIR WET NOODLES! I WANNA SEE A SHOW DAMMIT! SO LET'S WEED OUT ALL THE MICE FROM THE MEN."

    Without even taking a moment to breath, the monstrously loud owner of the beastly voice bellowed out his decree, both confusing and wracking the nerves of everyone present.

    "I PITY THE FOOL WHO CAN'T STAND HIS GROUND WHEN PUSHED TO THE EDGE! IN THE NEXT TEN MINUTES, I WANNA SEE THE REAL FIGHTERS TOSS, PUNCH, KICK, AND HURL THE WHINNIES OFF MY DAMN STAGE AND EVERYONE LEFT AT THE END GETS TO MOVE ON! ANYTHING GOES EXCEPTS WEAPONS FOR THIS ROUND OF THE COMPETITION! YA SISSY MAGES IN THEIR BETTER BE READY CAUSE YA AIN'T GOT ENOUGH ELBOW ROOM TO PULL OFF ANY SPELLS! AHAHAHAHA!"

    Taking in a deep breath that can be heard by the entire arena, the explosive voice concluded by shouting out-

    "GETTING BORED?? SNAP IN TWO YA SLIM JIMS!!!"

    There was a moment of silence as everyone slowly got up to speed, trying to catch up to watch the monstrous voice has been yelling the entire time until suddenly a dozen of the fighters were shot into the air at once and flew off the stage from what looked like a whirling ginger-brown whirlwind.

    From there, chaos shook out as fighters started desperately to wrestle each other off the stage.

    A full-armored man was punching and kicking others away while taking any chance to grab the collar of anyone nearby and throw them off the arena. He looked around before his eyes would settle on Gwyn.

    "Oi, this is no place for children!" the armored man yelled as he charged towards her. "DON'T WORRY! I'LL GET YA OUTTA HERE BEFORE SOMEONE WORSE GETS TO YA!"

    Meanwhile, a rather large man with a round figure batting fighters aside, knocking them far off the stage. His round belly was off-putting, but nothing can be mistaken about the layer of muscles on his arms and legs.

    "Graaaaaah! Nothing gets past my armor of muscles and fat! Get outta my way or be crushed!" he roared.


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    Re: Day 01 The Fighter's Guild Contest

    Post by Lilac on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:19 am

    As soon as the brawling started, Gwyn stood there, waiting for someone...

    er...

    anyone to...

    "... Tch..." her eyebrow twitched as, while everyone was fighting around her, nobody seemed to be paying her any mind. Well, that changed when a rather large, armored man came barreling her way, promising to get her out of the competition before someone dangerous hurt her. Charming, but unsolicited. Instead, she waited until he was up close before reinforcing her right left and arm, feeling the muscles coil from the anima kickstart. As soon as he was within range, her right foot lashed out at his left, in an attempt to kick it out form under him, before she moved past him and brought a powerful hammer-like fist into his back. In her studies, she'd learned the mathematics behind using a blunt weapon against plate armor, how the force reverberated within and destroyed the body. Mind you, she didn't actually want to seriously maim him, not to mention she was just using a fist, so at the worst it'd just rough him up a bit and send him rolling off towards the edge of the arena. "Sorry, but I've made a promise to a friend to encounter and best her in the competition! OUT OF MY WAY!" If she could knock this guy off, then the next target would have to be the big, pot-bellied one.. taking out the big ones should give her a proper status among the others, after all!


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    Re: Day 01 The Fighter's Guild Contest

    Post by Lilac on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:19 am

    When the fracas started, Saki wasn't even surprised. Though, she was disappointed.

    "And here I thought we were going to start off nice and polished," she said as she rested her cheek in her hand. "Ah, well. Time to get started!"

    Saki jogged towards the middle of the crowd and found a loud guy talking about his muscles and fats. Since no one else was fighting him just yet, Saki sighed and then moved towards him.

    "Hey, rump-roast!" she called out. She then got into a fighting stance and grinned. "I bet 10 denars that I can whoop you! Come at me!"


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    Re: Day 01 The Fighter's Guild Contest

    Post by Lilac on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:20 am

    "Woohoo! We're seeing some serious competition this year!" a high-voiced announcer seems to be yelling out as the bulky group of fighters were wrestling to knock each other off the stage. "We're gonna have a hell of a day this year! Looks like Cass the hunter is going towards one of the newer and younger contestants head-on and- ooooooh, that's gonna ring his bells for a while."

    "Bwa- bwaaaaaagh!" the armored man howled as he toppled down with all his weight at once and felt a hard punch to his back, rattling his body. He collapsed to his knees and struggled to get up only to get bumped off the edge by three others getting tossed in his direction.

    Towards the center of the arena, a man wearing a chestnut colored suit was standing, one fist in front of the other, hopping from leg to leg, was throwing fast punch in the air as he kept a solid circle around him cleared of fighter. Tipping his brown bowler hat, the ginger-haired man smirked cockily as the surround competition inched cautiously towards him.

    "Come, come, come as fast as you can. Won't make a difference. Fight me man to man!"

    "Looks like one of our newer contestants is really showing his own with nothing more than kickboxing. He's like a bleeding kangaroo!" the announcer yelled out. "And in another corner- huh?"

    "GET BACK HERE YOU DAMNED CLOWN!"

    a commotion was being had elsewhere as the masked clown was running, arms flailing in panic as several men ran after him. The clown kept on on bumping and slamming into others, tripping on its own causing others to fall before it scrambled off.

    "OH NOT THIS GUY AGAIN!" the announcer cried out.

    "Get out of here ya buffon!" "Stop ruining the show every year!" "If you're not fighting then get the hell out of here!"

    It seems that the clown didn't exactly have a prestigious reputation.

    The porkish man turned around and growled at the young Enkidu's challenge. "You're gonna pay for that little lady!"

    Slamming down both his feet against the ground, the giant flexed his arms and lowered his back. He started charging, barreling straight towards the enkidu, ready to slam her with all his weight at once.


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    Re: Day 01 The Fighter's Guild Contest

    Post by Lilac on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:20 am

    Off went the large man, Cass the Hunter apparently, with some more contestants, and so Gwyn continued her little trek through the raging battleground, occasionally dishing out a punch or kick to whoever got too close. Off in the distance, though, she saw a familiar face, fighting a rather gigantic foe.

    "Ah, it's he- eh...?" Gwyn blinked a few times as she was ran into by a clown, causing her to fall face-first against the ground. Quickly, she pushed herself up, seething in anger as she looked over her shoulder at the retreating figure. "... She can wait! COME BACK HERE, YOU BUFFOON!" And so, Gwyn joined the clown chase, with the intent of catching the jerk and choking the taste of defeat into his soul or something.


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    Re: Day 01 The Fighter's Guild Contest

    Post by Lilac on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:20 am

    The moment the pig man reached where Saki stood, she was long gone. Neither left or right or north or behind him, instead, the girl had propelled herself into the air with her strong legs, hopping up like a rabbit.

    "Toodle-loo~" she said as she descended.

    The girl quickly extended one of her legs so that the foot was in level with the man's skull before attempting to fall down on it sharply with her heel.

    Saki could see Gwyn yelling and chasing after the clown and rolled her eyes. If she could finish off this one, she'd try to join in the chase. Someone who wasn't a heavy, burly, mead-bellied man had to outrun him.


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    Re: Day 01 The Fighter's Guild Contest

    Post by Lilac on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:20 am

    "Gwaaagh!" the porkish man howled as the much smaller girl's heel slammed down on his skull. Stopping his charge, he slammed both feet to the ground and growled under his throat. His arms shot up, making a lunge for the Enkidu girl in the air. "It'll take more than that to take me down!!"

    "UUWAAWAWAWAWA!" The masked jester wailed screamed and wailed as it ran from the chasing mob. It seemed to be running for the edge but it tripped on its own curved, pointed shoes, falling over just when another fighter was about to lunge for him. Instead, the man halted his chase to avoid tripping over the crumpled body of the clown only to have about five other fighters crash into him from behind and all tumble off the stage, bringing down an extra pair of contestants that were duking it out. It's as if someone took an entire bite off of the stage as in a second a chunk of the fighters were already cleared off.

    The clown had somehow tumbled several feet away, running around frantically, only to crash into other, making them lose their footing or concentration, resulting in getting knocked out one way or another. The clown just kept running, staying far from everyone's reach.

    "Gaaaaah! Why didn't we ban this guy yet??" the announcer man wailed before another booming voice spoke up.

    "CAUSE HE'S FREAKIN FUNNY, THAT'S WHY!" the gruffy roaring voice from the beginning of the tournament howled. "Besides, he's weeding out the panzies! Anybody worth MY tournament won't trip over something like this!"

    The clown was stumbling backwards, its arms wailing back, about to crash into another contestant with his back turned, but the clown regained its footing just as a gloved fist stopped an inch away from him.

    "Should watch where ya going, mate," the red-headed man in the bowler hat smiled nonchalantly. "Wouldn't wanna slug ya by accident."

    The clown twisted its neck back, greeting the boxing ginger with the cartoonish smile on its mask


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    Re: Day 01 The Fighter's Guild Contest

    Post by Lilac on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:20 am

    As the chase continued, with hysterical results, Gwyn slowed to a steady trot behind them all, watching the events play out. Sure, using brute force was great and all, but she had to learn to think in this sort of thing! Losing her awareness would certainly be a problem in the future if she didn't! Of course, while she watched, she started to realize that Saki's devastating heel drop hadn't eliminated her target, instead he was grabbing for her. Well, not on her watch! She had more questions for her!

    "How's about this?!" was Gwyn's only verbal warning as she neared him, having charged from her position at him and focused her anima in her legs. In the middle of her charge, just when it looked like she'd collide with him from the back, she jumped up and brought both feet ahead her body, with the intent of planting them squarely in his back. Hopefully it'd be enough to send him bouncing away; after all, if anyone was going to beat Saki in this tournament, it was Gwyn, damn it!


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    Re: Day 01 The Fighter's Guild Contest

    Post by Lilac on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:21 am

    Just outside the fracas a young woman in a cloak watching. It wasn't that she had any interest in the tournament, but that was what she was asked to do. Her glasses reflected in the light for a moment as she turned in one direction and watched as an Enkidu's ankle was grabbed as she was mid-air before being yanked down. A small smug laugh came from the satchel she wore.

    'Pathetic,' the voice from it laughed. 'And we're supposed to be interested in this group?'

    The girl ignored it and merely looked on.


    "Owie...!" Saki groaned as her upper body slammed against a bench.

    Rubbing her head tenderly, she glared up at the fat man who had pulled her down. He still had her ankle, but not for long. Saki placed felt for his own legs and gripped them before twisting her body so that her metal-clad boot hit the man's face. If it was painful enough, he'd let go and she'd be free to kick his butt for real this time. She really wanted to get it over with. She was interested in fighting that Gwyn girl. She looked like she was waaay better competition.

    But don't count your chickens, she thought to herself. If you can't beat this guy, then you're no use here.


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    Re: Day 01 The Fighter's Guild Contest

    Post by Lilac on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:21 am

    There was someone else participating in the free for all, though it'd be remiss if no one noticed it. This figure kept to the shadows behind people, sure the crowd saw them plain as day when they acted or moved, but in the frantic chaos of the arena battle, this tiny figure was easily over looked. Darting here and there, between legs, under arms, and between hunched over or bent bodies. There would always be a glimpse if fighters looked, a flap of black cloth here, a flutter of white there, or occasionally a green or red eye glimmering from a crack or opening.

    This mysteriously silent shadow also made their presence known when random combatants would suddenly be bolted forwards, as if someone pushed them, or would trip over tied boot laces. Or, and some would notice, trousers being pulled down or pulled up, either way restricting how someone would be able to mode or dodge.

    Gwyn, being in the thick if things would notice things too, occasionally the hem of her skirt being pulled, or it ruffling as if hit by a wind. But the perpetrator wasn't there, she'd catch glimpses never anything concrete or telling, just a quick snap of a figure, a small figure with grey hair fluttering in the wind, or an oddly colored or shaped eye blinking at her.

    Saki as well would catch glimpses of this weirdly quiet apparition, the reflection of metallic items, the stark sight of a smoldering cat's eye painted in bright red or the flap of a black coat tail. But like Gwyn, somehow the entire form of this person or thing just manages to completely elude her in the maddening chaos of the free for all.


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