#Better Layton Never #Side-Thread #Tournament #Closed #For Glory!
>on the continent of Belle'Ayn, in the country of Victin, in its shining jewel known as Silver City>right outside of the utopian city's foremost sports arena, Comet Stadium, news reporters gathered around one man, eagerly thrusting microphones in his direction and excitedly jabbering all at once
Ladies! Gentlemen! Please, one at a time!
>Mr. Wayne would hold his hands up to try and calm the growing crowd, but it wouldn't last for long, as they continued to shout questions at himMr. Wayne! Can you please run through what exactly this event will be once more, just to get everyone at home up to speed?
>the billionaire playboy would give a gentle chuckle at the question, lowering his hands
Of course, of course. I imagine we have many curious and excited viewers today who aren't sure what they're in for.
>he'd readjust his suit jacket briefly, then begin speaking in a calm, descriptive voice
At the last World Government Council meeting, we made a proposal to help ease growing tensions between various countries, as well as to hopefully create some form of unity between us all.
As you are all aware, many of us are aliens to this world. We fell through the multitude of rifts that, to this day, still populate this entire planet, and possibly this entire universe. But even though many of us have been here for years, we've yet to truly open communication with one another, content to just stay within our borders and deal with our own problems.
A great man once said: "A house divided against itself cannot stand". I believe that still rings true, and that is why we have organized this special event.
>he lifted his hand at this point and gestured to the building behind him
Right here, in our very own Comet Stadium, we will host what will hopefully be the first of many Rigel Prima Olympics Tournaments.
Though we have taken the name from the planet-wide sporting event from Earth, it is very much a traditional tournament. It operates in the same way as previous, smaller tournaments have operated in other countries of this world.
>one of the reporters would then raise their hand, waving to get Mr. Wayne's attentionSo it will operate exactly the same as the tournament last year in Guilt Edge?
>the crowd went into a collective, uncomfortable silence at this point, some of them looking incredulously at the one who asked the question>Mr. Wayne, in turn, cleared his throat and spoke again in a soft tone of voice
I can assure you that it won't be exactly
the same as that event.
For one thing, we will be using a unique team-related mechanic for this tournament. We have sixteen teams of four representatives each from various countries around the world. Each bout will be the standard one-on-one battle that we are accustomed to, and each team will choose their combatant to participate.
Once the battle is concluded, the winning team will continue in the tournament unchanged. The losing team, however, will have to go on with their teammate eliminated from the event. This will add a new level of strategy to these fights, especially when the teams begin to shrink in size towards the end. The last team standing will be declared the winner of the tournament.But what about the level of violence typically shown at this events?
>again, the crowd falls into an uneasy silence, the same reporter having hit the troubling issue right on the head>Mr. Wayne would give a weary sigh, and would soon speak in a more even tone
Listen...I understand that many of you are concerned about this. The Guilt Edge tournament last year had long-reaching effects for us all. Guilt Edge itself is still recovering from the invasion, as are other areas on this continent.
So I do understand the issue with possible drudging up old wounds and bad memories. However, I can assure you that such a thing will not happen here.
>the entrepreneur took on a much more serious tone, adjusting his tie for a second before speaking further
This is not some glorified street fight for money or for the sake of shedding blood. This is a legitimate
Therefore, we will be watching the battles very intently all throughout the tournament. If excessive force is
used, by anyone - force that could severely injure or possibly even kill their opponent - then we will step in.
The participant in question will be eliminated on the spot under the right circumstances. Not only that, but the rest of their team will be called into question, and - if deemed necessary - will be eliminated as well.
We do not intend to let this turn into a debacle, or let old grudges turn this event ugly. This is meant to promote peace
, and it will do just that, no matter what anyone else
attempts to do.
>the crowd had fallen silent again, though this was more out of nervousness than uneasiness>for the time that Mr. Wayne spoke, his voice had grown unusually cold, taking on a voice that many didn't associate with the man>in fact, it sounded awfully familiar to a much more menacing figure that prowled the streets of Silver City...>Wayne, unabated, cleared his throat and took on a more sunny disposition
Now, any more questions?
>tournament rules are as follows:>use d1000 dice only>a crit hit means that the receiver is stunned temporarily and is thrown to the edge of the ring>if one is sent to the edge, the attacker must roll both to hit them and to knock them out of the ring>if both rolls work in the above situation, the defender is sent out and loses the fight>if the attack roll hits but the ring-out roll fails, the defender must roll to get away from the edge of the ring>if the first attack roll fails, then the defender may move away without a roll>if a roll is a crit fail, the defender may land a free hit and roll for maximum or minimum damage>a trip crit is an instant KO; a trip fail means the defender gets a free critical hit>don't be unreasonable with fights; if your character is in a position where they will lose a fight, let it happen - don't drag it out and make other players unhappy, this is just meant for fun>above all, have fun!
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