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Postby Rkolter on Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:06 am

There are only six possible battles for the semi-finals that are not repeats, and those six battles allow all four contestants to battle their three opponents. These six battles were randomized, and here they are!

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Postby Nanda on Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:20 am

Risky wrote:I had every confidence you would win.


It would have been more fun if I hadn't. I think everyone expected me to win.
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Postby Rkolter on Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:25 am

Nanda wrote:
Risky wrote:I had every confidence you would win.


It would have been more fun if I hadn't. I think everyone expected me to win.


I could have forced you to fail, but that wouldn't have been ethical. To be honest, Stinky was one of the more fun characters to write for; it's too bad he didn't make it on.
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Postby Nanda on Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:30 am

rkolter wrote:
Nanda wrote:
Risky wrote:I had every confidence you would win.


It would have been more fun if I hadn't. I think everyone expected me to win.


I could have forced you to fail, but that wouldn't have been ethical.


Or realistic. :wink:
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Postby Rkolter on Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:06 am

Note before the Semi-Finals

There are four possible outcomes from the semifinal battles, and I wanted to explain what happens in each case.

Three way tie for First Place - 2/1, 2/1, 2/1, 0/3
In this case, the low man gets fourth place, and the three first placers have a fun but dangerous 3-way battle, which ends when one person is knocked out. That person gets 3rd place, and the remaining two go onto the finals. No stat points are awarded for this battle.

Three way tie for Last Place - 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 3/0
In this case, the high man goes into the finals, and the three second placers have a fun but dangerous 3-way battle, which ends when two players are down - those players get 4th and 3rd place (in the order they fell), and the winner goes onto the finals. No stat points are awarded for this battle.

Two way tie for First Place - 2/1, 2/1, 1/2, 1/2
In this case, the high two go to the finals, and the low two battle one time for 3rd place.

All four scores different - 3/0, 2/1, 1/2, 0/3
In this case, third and fourth place are awarded appropriately and the top two finishers go into the finals.
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Postby Rkolter on Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:53 pm

Semi-Finals - Battle 1: Audiobabe (sasjhwa) vs. Serge XIII

Audiobabe is our beautiful and well voiced magical sonic mage, and she battles the hardened technical master of the swords of pain, Serge. Neither is weak to the other.

1 - Audiobabe claps her hands together, sending a compression wave at Serge! Serge drops and covers his ears, and the wave passes harmlessly through him, ruffling his shirt. He then runs and takes a swipe at Audiobabe, but she quickly jets into the air!

2 - Serge throws one of his two swords up towards Audiobabe, and with a surprisingly accurate hit, the sword shoves through Audiobabe's skull (recall, doing no physical damage), and the hilt smashes into her nose, breaking it! (10 damage)

3) Blinded and in pain, Audiobabe pulls the sword from her body and it falls to the ground, where Serge quickly collects it. She pulses at the ground, and the sands vibrate! Serge drops flat and avoids the loud, powerful ping.

4) Audiobabe holds her hands over her bloodied face. She fires off a second, different ping, which radiates out, reflecting off the field of combat and returning to her. Face still covered, she launches a deadly accurate attack, a single, deep note that heats the air as it moves towards Serge, hitting him for (12 damage)

5 - Serge bolts for the next sand dune, while Audiobabe fires off another ping.

6 - Audiobabe launches a second attack, just missing Serge, but obliterating part of the stands near where he was standing, turning Linkara into a messy, bloody jellylike consistency.

7) Serge strikes his two blades together and slices them past each other, creating a sharp, metallic noise and a burst of energy that moves towards Audiobabe! She dodges by launching straight up. Serge runs to another dune and digs in.

8 - Audiobabe pings the landscape again, but seems confused. She lands near Serge. Serge attacks her from behind, shoving one blade straight through her back! The blade lights up and Audiobabe screams as her insides burn! (11 damage) She reaches behind herself and grabs Serge's leg with her left hand and fires a massive ultrasonic burst! Serge's leg explodes like a hotdog stuffed with firecrackers! (10 damage)

9 - Serge drops to one knee and the sword pulls out of Audiobabe's back. She whips around and wraps her arms around his head, pulling his face to her chest. There's a barely audible, *whooomp* noise, as if from a subwoofer. Audiobabe drops Serge. (11 damage)

Winner: Audiobabe! Audiobabe glows, gains a stat point, and heals.

Loser: Serge. An Ogre sushi master comes onto the field, rolling a wooden table. He chops up Serge and turns him into a wide variety of delectable sushi treats. A dozen more ogres come out and gobble the sushi down, then all get physically ill, vomiting up bits of Serge, that reform into a healed Serge. Horribly disgusted, Serge flees the arena floor (as do many audience members, to the glee of the vomit bag vendor).
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Postby 834n on Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:24 pm

Aug. Serge sushi D:
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Postby Sasjhwa on Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:15 am

Another excellent match! I am so surprised how some of these are turning out!

I have this feeling that right after the awards ceremony Linkara is going to start screaming, sit up in bed and find it was all just a horrible dream! Of course then he'll wake up from that dream to find out it was all worse than he thought it was! Heh Heh!
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Postby Rkolter on Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:41 am

Semi-finals - Battle 2: Bean (834n) vs. Unitzoid (Fading Aura)

Bean, the physical adept, battles Unitzoid the water mage. To make it a bit more of a challenge for Bean, we're flooding the entire arena!

*gates open and water pours onto the arena floor, covering the sand. After a moment, the water is two inches deep*

Good luck Bean! You'll need it.

1 - Bean leaps into the air, spins, and kicks Unitzoid in the face! (11 damage). Unitzoid splashes into the sandy water.

2 - Unitzoid causes the water under Bean to geyser! Bean is smacked by the water at a speed great enough to make it feel like rock. He flies fifty feet in the air and takes (13 damage)! The crowd goes wild (they always like it when the hero takes a fall).

3 - Bean tumbles in the air, and reorients himself. He lands on Unitzoid's shoulders, letting Unitzoid completely absorb the impact from his fall! (8 damage), Unitzoid crumples.

4 - Bean delivers a final blow to Unitzoid, snapping his neck! (11 damage)

Winner: Bean! Bean glows, heals, and gains a stat point. The crowd whoops (they also love it when a good smackdown happens)

Loser: Unitzoid. The waters around Unitzoid glow dimly, then rise against gravity to engulf him. They soon wash away, taking with them any damage Unitzoid might have suffered. Unitzoid stands, gets a cheer from the crowd, and causes the water on the field to evaporate. Then he heads off the arena floor.
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Postby Sasjhwa on Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:50 am

He's a Juggernaut I tell you! Aaaaaa!
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Postby Fading Aura on Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:12 pm

That was fairly demoralizing. Is there nothing that can stop the Bean?! :o
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Postby 834n on Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:04 pm

I'm shocked as well. I entered this thinking I'd be gone in a few fights :o
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Second Doctor?

Postby Fading Aura on Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:50 pm

834n wrote:I'm shocked as well. I entered this thinking I'd be gone in a few fights :o

Now I see what's going on. You're using the TARDIS as the second doctor to go back in time and change the outcome of your battles so that you'll always win. You're a sly one . . . ;)
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Postby Rkolter on Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:52 pm

Semi-finals: Serge XIII vs. Bean (834n)

It's a rematch! Serge, the technical expert with the magic swords, goes against Bean, our resident physical martial artist. Both are known to be particularly weak to each other's attacks, so we're recording this in slow motion in case the action moves too fast for you.

1 - Bean throws a punch! In slow motion, the punch moves towards Serge, who in turn twists one of his blades so that the punch must pass through it. The punch pushes through the blade, and a scream, slowed to a deep moan, comes from off screen (14 damage). The punch continues on, connecting with Serge's face (14 damage).

2 - Serge swings his blades around, and in slow motion, you see the blades push through Bean from the back, erupting out the front. Across the screen of the slow motion video, Bean's staff comes around and shoves into Serge's chest - there are low, rumbling bass cracking noises, as bones break.

On the slow motion video, both opponents fall towards the sand. Meanwhile, on the field, both opponents are already out cold. The judges patiently wait for the slow motion video to catch up, then walk onto the field.

It is determined by the judges that Serge passed out first.

Winner: Bean. Bean glows, is healed, wakes up, and gains a stat point.

Loser: Serge. An ogre dressed in a french maid uniform walks onto the field, picks up Serge, and cracks him like one might do to a rug. All the damage sprays off Serge and he's healed. Serge woozily walks off the arena floor while the Ogre collects money from the audience to do a strip tease. After a couple minutes, the ogre's only collected three dollars. It harumps and stomps off the field.
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Re: Second Doctor?

Postby Vorticus on Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:53 pm

Fading Aura wrote:
834n wrote:I'm shocked as well. I entered this thinking I'd be gone in a few fights :o

Now I see what's going on. You're using the TARDIS as the second doctor to go back in time and change the outcome of your battles so that you'll always win. You're a sly one . . . ;)

I doubt that. The Tardis never goes exactly where you want it to...
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Postby Sasjhwa on Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:03 pm

Oh no! The last battle is Bean vs. Audio Babe! I'm the last one standing in his way to total victory! First I have to get through this next battle against Fading Aura though!
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Postby Fading Aura on Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:25 pm

Sasjhwa wrote:First I have to get through this next battle against Fading Aura though!

This should be interesting. It's not often that two superheroes fight one another.

*checks DC comics*

Okay, maybe it's not so uncommon. :P
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Postby 834n on Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:11 pm

And thus Serge and I annihilate each other.
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Postby Black Sparrow on Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:21 pm

Epic.
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Postby Vorticus on Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:36 pm

Short and sweet, just how I like my epics
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