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Destiny Strings Mods ([personal profile] stringmods) wrote in [community profile] destinystrings2014-03-22 08:02 pm
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The Duel's Rebirth

▼ Fighting Tournament
 

Who: Tournament Fighters and those who wish to watch them.
Where: Aries Arena & Televised
When: 22nd of March!
Summary: Let's bring back hope to the people...by beating the crap out of each other!
Warnings: D-D-DUELS!

▼ And now, back to you, Jay!
 

It wasn't the excitement of the Grand Prix that had occurred a year ago in January. Even if it had been over a year, it was something that most citizens would never forget.

But hope, it seemed, could never truly die. And so with the stadium finally rebuilt… and improved, came the question of when a new tournament should be organized. The answer: as soon as possible.

With most of its champions out of commission, and last year's winner dead… it fell to the Visitors to help with this monumental task.

Last minute preparations, and whispers of the Grand Prix happening this year had driven up the city into high spirits. For the ten warriors involved, it was quite a load on their shoulders. Five matches. Not a true Grand Prix, it was announced, but rather a demonstration, to get people excited again before it became a quarterly event as before.

What can they say? The show must go on. And the ratings must be high. Tonight depended on the Visitors. As did the security.

The entire place was filled with cheering spectators, surprisingly for a last-minute venue and the risks of last year repeating themselves. The time to get in had taken longer; now there was much more security walking around, a grim reminder of what had to be changed.

For those who couldn't attend the sold out event, the usual channels promised to stream the entire event life. Pay-per-view had extra side shows and cameras, interviews of normal civilians and asking them who they thought would win. Pubs were filled with rowdy after-work men and women passing sake around and drinking towards the future winners.

Gambling wasn't allowed… publicly. So naturally, it flourished underground. A few visitors were well known, but the newcomers faced lower odds; which meant a bigger payout should they win.

From their viewing box above the entire stadium, "Jay Queen" and "Bob Sternhammer", the two ringside announcers, excitedly begin the pre-game talk.

After all that's happened, what an amazing crowd today Jay! You can feel and hear the energy coming right off of 'em!"

"A stadium of ten thousand filled to the brim! The tickets were announced just a few days ago and looked at the thing, everyone's scrambling to be able to make it tonight!"

"Tonight's matches are sure to be interesting! Ten Visitors, along with a few usuals from last year warming up. This may not be a Grand Prix, but the crowd sure is actin' like it is."

"Can't blame 'em! Hinoto-Ri's future is looking better than ever, and this just proves we won't take this lyin' down. Now for those unlucky souls watching at home, we're gonna remind you of the few ground rules."

"Tonight's matches are primarily Visitors. Ten fighters, Five battles. Different skill levels. Seaside Dragoon, the new Arena chairman, is overseeing the entire affair himself."

"Names are drawn based on known skill. Randomization is under the supervision of the Hinoto-Ri Lotto Society."

"Contestants pick their own Evoker ten minutes before the duel, and are asked to fire a blank shot in the air to ensure security before it is scanned. Contestants then are brought into their isolation zones and are kept there until they are ready to be brought up to the ring."

"Turns are taken, each allowed only one command from their Personas, and one attack from a weapon of their choosing. Because this is a Visitor match, this weapon attack may be switched to a 'native' skill."

"Spells and items they had before coming to Hinoto-Ri basically! I've heard of things like Pocket Monsters myself..."

"As usual, Instant Death Spells are forbidden. You may not kill your opponent. If your opponent is knocked unconscious, they have ten seconds to get up. You are only allowed to attack your opponent’s Persona, even with your weapons and skills."

Someone walked the center of the stage, as the crowd began to scream.

"Ladies and Gentlemen. Last year's Grand Prix was a dark moment in our history. Instead of the national anthem this year, we have decided on a moment of silence for the victims, including last year's champion please..."

The feed went silent for a minute, panning to various crowd members. Everyone stood up. Some had closed eyes, others were crying.

Once the minute was done, the announcer blew a kiss towards the sky. The crowd followed his movement.

"AND NOW! THE MAIN EVENT!"

The sudden shouts shook the stadium, becoming louder and louder.

"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! THE HINOTO-RI ARENA TOURNAMENT IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE OTHERWORLDERS! A SERIES OF BATTLES WITH STRICT SET OF RULES TO SHOWCASE THE AMAZING ABILITIES OF HINOTO-RI'S HEROES!"

Dramatically, the announcer leaned in closer, raising his hand as the crowd's enthusiasm broke into an even louder frenzy.

The crowed cheered, as a series of fireworks and music tore off into the sky.

"This is the start of a new era, Jay I can feel it!"

"I've never felt this much excitement before. Here's hoping that tonight's fighters are gonna give it their all! This is Bob and Jay live from the Otherworld Tournament!"
jonathandammit: most of the icons i plonk in comments are made by gardevoir (fuck this)

PERSONA SKILL: Tarujaka | WEAPON ATTACK: Slash

[personal profile] jonathandammit 2014-03-23 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
...Alright, exactly what kind of introduction is that? He would be burying his face in embarrassment now, if not for the fact someone else was waiting for him. (Angelic grace? They're kidding, right?)

He didn't even want to be here. He filled up the form, sure, but it was someone else who turned it in. He still arrived, it would be in bad taste not to, even though it technically wasn't his promise... but that announcer...

...Oh well. Okay, he's already kind-of used to Evokers. ...His robot contestant (???) hopefully wanted to be here, because he wants to do anything but beat up someone who's been forced into this.

Welp.

"Good day," he does greet her, maybe not a good decision. After their backs were faced- uh, ten steps, right- oh, the first one went first. Quickly, he jammed the Evoker to his head after the tenth step and summoned a-

"Samson!"

-Persona ripping a beast in half. That's certainly something...

"Tarujaka." Hell, if he's gonna fight, might as well try... it's not honorable to just give a half-effort if everyone's watching. Fighting for entertainment leaves a bad taste in his mouth, but he does pull out his Samurai sword and strike at MiRA's Persona, whatever it was.
Edited (GOD FUCKING DAMMIT HTML) 2014-03-23 08:27 (UTC)
whyshouldyoucare: (>_>)

(I'm so sorry for the delay!) Persona: Bash Native: Laser Blast

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MiRa had a few bones to pick with the announcers right off the bat. For one, her lasers didn't come out of her eyes. That would just be ridiculous. And how on earth were those rumors spreading?! Well, then again, she DID possess the key to that library. The higher-ups had probably already figured it out. So much for not disclosing one's identity to non-Riders. Well, right now, she was in her normal robot form, so no one would be able to point out the Justice Rider.

When Jonathan greeted her, she nodded and said back, "You'd better be prepared. I was designated as the combat unit for a reason." They took their steps, fired their Evokers... and Jonathan was first. Darn! She wasn't quite sure what attack it was using, but it wasn't anything that was directly coming at her. However, Jonathan himself presented a more pressing threat. She made the big, muscley-looking robot jump out of the way of Jonathan's slash (it was dang close, though), only to have it lunge towards Samson for a Bash attack. Mira generated one of her laser canons behind her and fired a blast towards the Persona, hoping to get a one-two punch.

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empiricalpride: (23♦)

Persona skill: Rakunda // Even: Ice magic

[personal profile] empiricalpride 2014-03-23 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
If he ever found out who'd nominated him for this, Even could think of a hundred unpleasant fates he could wish upon them. Still, those were the breaks: he'd been put on the spot, and refusing would have made him look a coward...

For once, then, he'd left his labcoat behind, and had come into the arena in a more military-styled outfit than anyone might have seen him in before. The Evoker in his hand wasn't completely unfamiliar, but the last time he'd used one had been in such different circumstances it was untrue.

Different, indeed, seemed to be the order of the day. People cheering for him, people who wanted to see him... That was - new.

Very well. They would see what he could do. They'd see that this 'old man' wasn't useless. Ten, nine, eight - his heart raced with every step forward he took forward. And on the final step-

"Assist me, Daedalus!" he called out, as his finger closed on the trigger. "Rakunda!" He didn't know what he was facing, but it never seemed like a bad idea to weaken his opponent first, and possibly gather a little information. As the spell fired off, he raised his free hand, the great shield that he'd taken his title from (not the Chilly Academic, this time, that was another life...) appearing in his grasp. Swinging it in an arc, he launched a chain of ice spikes across the arena in the opposing Persona's direction to follow up.

Perhaps not the best plan to shoot off an elemental attack without knowing their weaknesses, but he'd just have to hope that it worked. This was unfamiliar ground, for sure.

Persona skill: Magnara

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helenchanted: (Burning up!)

Persona Skill: Stone Blood | Native Skill: Stance

[personal profile] helenchanted 2014-03-26 10:10 am (UTC)(link)
Argh. Of course Akihiko's fangirls would be there and that pissed her off. It wasn't her brother's fault of course, but still those ladies were just using this as a sort of board for their own...

Okay she had to concentrate on her own battle.

Winning the initial shot had been easy; she was more experienced Persona user, after all, and had Evoker training even before stepping into this world.

"Come forth, Type-Mercury!"

She turned around as her persona appeared above her, before she became enveloped in rocks. Miki was a defensive fighter by nature; watch and learn. With her weapon trailing next to her, she took a defensive stance to see what the other would do.

Best to judge him as they go.
bakegarasu: (determination of the strong)

Persona skill: Tarukaja | Weapon skill: Slash

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Otoha ignored the crowd, ignored the commentary, and ignored the fact that they were in an arena. This was his element - just pure fighting, even though he had to play by the rules of this game. He took his ten steps, and whirled around, summoning as he faced his opponent.

"Yatagarsu. Tarukaja." The form of the great bird beat its wings, a red glow surrounding Otoha for a moment. He launched himself forward, attempting to strike at Kotoha's incoming Persona.

Persona skill: Mind Charge

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[personal profile] istotesbatgirl 2014-03-23 06:06 am (UTC)(link)
[Following her match, Misfit is scouting the other competitors.]

OMG! She knows karate and can summon monsters. I'm totally giving her a special invitation to the Birds of Prey.

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demifemme: (Shu - Pissed off/Murderous)

Persona skill: Incinerate with a side of Fire Amp. Because I can.

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Shura wasn't listening to the announcers, entirely focused on the combat at hand. As soon as the referee gave the signal, she stepped forward, a bit shaky on her legs still, but this was not gonna be a problem in a Persona duel. As soon as she got to her tenth step, she spun around and fired her Evoker. Amid the sound of breaking glass and the shower of blue light, she could feel a rush of energy, like when she would face a boss back home.

Time to survive.

"MARA!!!" she shouted out as soon as the giant penis in a war chariot appeared, pointing at her enemy. "INCINERATE!!!"

MORE OF THE SAME.

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nooooooo ;;

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[personal profile] jonathandammit 2014-03-25 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
[...WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF PERSONA IS THAT, SHURA]

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