One Year Ago....
The Child of Darkness sat upon his throne, multiple screens were projected before him. The screens displayed various fights in Kurrent's King of the Vine Tournament. Darkchild had sent his children to the scene of each fight so he could watch the fights and hopeful appease his appetite for violence. It was the final round of the tournament and the prior matches had not quenched Genesis's craving for blood. The last two competitor's were Stephanie Ardor, a woman who peeked Darkchild's interest and Emile Chabot, a villain turned hero and someone Darkchild was familiar with. The match came to an unsatisfying end which angered the Child of Darkness, when the women summoned hellfire in a weakened state and hell reached up to claim her. Emile the hero he was followed his friend into the abyss leaving no victor.
"I give that little wench all the power in the world and she loses to gutterscum like PRECISE!!" Darkchild yelled slamming his hand down on the arm of his throne, the displays all disappearing. Wallowing in his anger and darkness for the next few hours Genesis was left with his thoughts. A sinister smile touched his lips and he proclaimed “There shall be a champion in the next tournament, and far more bloodshed. HAHAHAHAHA” The room echoed with a menacing laugh.
Darkchild set on his new throne, far from the Earth. He was on a planet which he had named Ragnorok, he thought the name was quite fitting considering all the war that would commence shortly. Genesis had sent his children to scour the galaxy for a suitable location for his King of the Vine Tournament. They had found a Planet full of life, rich in water and forestry. So naturally when he arrive Darkchild cloaked the world in darkness, his children killed everything trees, animals, planets, intelligent life and when they were done it was baron. Darkchild then put his Darklings to work building a giant Colosseum which covered a quarter of the planet.
When it was complete the Colosseum consisted of multiple arena's each had different terrain and environmental conditions to make the fights more interesting. He would control each match playing against competitor's weaknesses, while at the same time complimenting their strengths. Now he was ready to begin, over the past few months he had chosen certain super powered being who showed great potential and whom he believed could amuse him. He would now retrieve them, he would bring them here against their wills and force them to fight. His first target was Kurrent, for the man mustn't organize another tournament with no victor. After bringing the ones on his list to Ragnorok he would advertise the tournament and allow sixteen competitor's to sign up voluntarily. Genesis would even sell tickets and open darkness portals for spectator's, why shouldn't he make a profit off this.
With the blessing of the Creator, "ALL HAIL HIS GREATNESS!" I will be attempting to do something different with this years KoV. Story will be a large part of it, if you read the above then you understand that Darkchild has abducted Kurrent and a number of super beings and will be calling the shots, If you skipped reading the above SHAME ON YOU! There will be room for 16 people to sign up in order to participate in the tournament which will begin sometime in November. Competitor's must be open to any and all situations that may arise for you must submit to the Child of Darkness's will. So reply if you would like to be in the competition. We all know The Official RPG Rules, and they will apply to the tournament. Matches will be set by the judges, judges will decide what the terrain of the arena will be. Once matches are set for each round, I will edit this post. Once Matches are displayed on this page the time limit has begun. Lets have fun and good luck to everyone, except our past winners ;) The
- 7 Posts per character
- 14 Days to finish once the matches are announced for each round.
- Unfinished fights or fights with no clear victor will be decided by the judges.
- Darkchild will allow no ties, there shall be a champion!
The Judges, Thank you all.
- Donnieman v5.1
- Strafe Prower
- Over Kill
- Decoy Elite
- Miss Menace
- Simon Willaims
- Feral Nova
- War Killer
- The Hunter
- Dark Huntress
- Jake Malcom
To The Winner Go The Spoils: Bragging rights for the year and the title of King. Since last years tournament had no clear winner *glares at Precise and Nova, everyone may not remember this. If declared King of the Vine you must defend your title at least once a month in order to keep it.
Update 10/20/2010 11:55pm Eastern: Going with the story addition to this years tournament all participants will want to incorporate how they heard of DC's KoV and decided to partake in their first post of the first round.
Update 10/24/2010: The arena's in which Darkchild has created will be similar to the Danger Room. He is capable of simulating practically any environment and setting for the fights. Depending on the circumstances there might even be additional challenges placed in your way. Innocent civilians or dangerous adversaries. The one thing you can guarantee is that once you leave this tournament. You will never be the same.
Round 1 Matches will be posted on November 7th. Competitors will be able to post from Nov.7 - 22nd. The details of each match's arena will also be posted on November 7th with a brief description to give everyone an idea of where to start. If a participant has not made at least 1 post by November 11th they will be removed from the tournament and a replacement will be found, if a replacement is not found the opponent of the disqualified contestant will advance to Round 2. Round 1 matches will conclude on November 22 three days before Thanksgiving Day. There will be a break for the holiday, depending on how quickly the judges can deliberate the Round 2 Matches and stipulations will be post a few days before the start of Round 2 on November 30th.
If you are in a match and you are being outclassed please do the gracious thing and give your opponent the victory, the judges will have plenty of work to do without having to worry about judging a clearly one sided match.
When does my fight need to be judged?
A) The allotted time for posting has ended.
B) Each of the participants has made 7 posts, 14 posts total.
How do I get my fight judged?
If you meet one of the requirements above send a pm, include everyone involved in the match as well as the three judges Andferne, Sha and Warsman. After some deliberation the judges will make a decision and announce who will advance to the next Round.
What the Judges will be looking for:
Just Damn Good Writing: Judges will look for the person who sets the stage and keeps the reader enthralled throughout the battle.
Perseverance: Did the writer stay true to their character? (If judges are unsure on any character they will check your biography please make sure you have an abilities and weaknesses section that is up to date for their convenience.)
Taking The Hit: Can the writer take a hit and play it off throughout the fight. For example if ones arm was broken in the second post, does he or she still recognize it as broken in a later post or are they throwing punches with it?
“I Make This Look Good”: Does the writer possess the ability to make their character look good while also shining a nice light on their opponent.
Creativity: Were the attacks being used by the character creative? Or were they simple variations of the same attack, did the fight resemble one of the fights the competitor was in earlier in the tournament?
Backing It Up: So your character has extensive training, well make sure to show it in your writing. It will make the story more enjoyable and improve your chances of proceeding to the next round should the match go to a vote.
Spelling and Grammar: Read before you post, fix the errors you see and read your posts again before sending fights to the judges, to check for more. While an error here and there shouldn't hurt you, if a mistake is large enough to pull a reader out of the story then that may be a factor in how the vote goes.
Round 1 Nov. 7 - Nov. 22 Round 1 Bracket 1
Round 1 Bracket 2
Location: Ice Cavern
The eternal Darkchild has ventured to scores of places in his long life, this cavern is one such location. A completely enclosed cavern made entirely of ice, competitors should be weary of loose stalagmites. Genesis's choice of fighter's to compete in this arena comes from his love of beautiful women. Darkchild couldn't resist seeing these two vixens perk up in the cold of this cavern.
Location: Virtual Greystoke Manor
In an attempt to make his more infamous 'guests' to feel at home Darkchild created a Virtual copy of Greystoke Manor for The Hunter's match in the first round. In order to even the odd's for Hunter's opponent Darkchild has placed various traps throughout the estate, including in the walls, floor, garden and any where else he could think of.
Location: Lost Valley
The Lost Valley was one of the most beautiful place on the planet now none as Ragnorok before the Darkness consumed it. Genesis has recreated location for this first round fight. The ever considerate Darkchild has seen fit to make the oxygen levels sufficient to support human life, so no one dies prematurely.
Location: Dark Prison
Irony does not elude the Child of Darkness so when he sees two heroes about to face off, he decides that its about time they do some time for a change, instead of the villain's they put away on a day to day basis. The prison which come from Genesis's mind is no ordinary correctional facility, in this prison there is no Geneva Conventions to govern how inmates are treated. There are parts of this facility that would make any murderer's dream a wet one, Darkchild is intrigued to see how the heroes will put the tools in this prison to use. Genesis hopes to be able to see former King Precise in some of these devices. However Chabot may have the advantage here as he spent many years as a villain, all he needs to do is give in to his darker nature.
Location: Blue Canyon
A canyon on one of the alien planets the Darklings scoured while searching for a suitable place to build Genesis's Colosseum. The first to fight in this majestic place will be former tournament champion, a finalist in last years bout and a woman with Darkchild's blood pumping through her veins, Feral Nova. The majority of the canyon consists of crystalline blue granite. Limiting the flammable subsistence's in the arena Darkchild is interested to see how his pet will fair when the odds aren't stacked in her favor as well as being intrigued to see how his blood has effected Nova since it sent her to hell during the previous tournament.
Location: Virtual Vine Syndicate Head Quarters
The sadist that he is Genesis doesn't just get off on physical pain, he also relishes in the mental anguish of his foes. Which is the reason for DaggerKlutz's first match Darkchild programmed the arena to be an exact copy of the yacht which until DC's and ReEnforcer's recent visit and confrontation with a few members of the Vine Syndicate acted as the villain teams head quarters. While Dagger is rich enough to be able to afford to furnish a new yacht for the team, Darkchild recognizes the sentimental value of the vessel. Darkchild even went as far as to display the many portraits of the super villain DaggerKlutz which adorned the original ship that now sits at the bottom of the ocean. The virtual ship is complete with hundreds of laser turrets on the deck of the ship, which shoot anyone in range as well as a few surprises that await the fighters inside.
Gambler is one of Darkchild's oldest acquaintance’s, or as old as a mortal acquaintance can get. His photographic muscle memory make Jean Luc a deadly adversary. Darkchild knew he wanted the LeBeau Legacy in his tournament, the moment he made the decision to host it. In order to make Jean Luc's stay an enjoyable one, Darkchild placed his newest 'toy' and an old apprentice of Gambler's against the Legend in the first round. Dark Huntress is a fierce warrior and Genesis knew this fight would intrigue her. He would play it two ways, this match would be a gift from him to Cassandra, as well as a chance for Gambler to gauge his old apprentice's progress and perhaps even entertain the King of Kings. They would fight on a long bridge, so high up that when looking over the edge the ground is not visible. While the bridge is wide, it would limit Jean Luc's parkour as well as his strongest attribution, his agility which would gain Darkchild favor with Cass.
Location: Waterside Castle
Slight a lord of the endless seas and Cly, a swordsmen and dragon rider. For these fighters Darkchild decided to go the mid evil route. However Genesis came to the realization that with Cly's Esmeralda in the fray Slight would be at a disadvantage. In order to corrected this oversight the castle now rests on the edge of a waterfall. Dragon rider or not both competitor’s should watch their step for fear of falling off of a cliff with no end visible.
Darkchild came across this Pyramid while traveling across dimensions. This majestic place belonged to a cult which worshiped the god of Darkness, Genesis himself. The cult died off long ago but the shrine they built in honor of the Child of Darkness still stands to this day.
For the rival of his love Darkchild chose a location close to his heart. A never ending desert in a dimension of pure darkness which Genesis had created over the millennia he had walked the Earth. The sand is known to swallow wanderers whole, there are also creature which strive on darkness and crave flesh that live in this dimension.
Location: Dark Carnival
After facing Nerx in the Intergalactic Tournament, Darkchild felt he should reward the clown for amusing him so. This lead to the decision that Nerx's first round match should take place in a Dark Carnival worthy of any man eating clown. Equipped with many devices of torture and a full cannibal's kitchen in the fun house.
Darkchild's twisted sense of humor gave him the perfect location for Jake Malcom's first match. Jake essentially being one of the dead, Genesis's believed a cemetery to be the perfect place for his battle. To appease Jake's opponent, the founder of the King of the Vine tournament, Genesis programed a violent storm on the Cemetery’s forecast. Which should allow Kurrent to make the fight simply electrifying. Darkchild even went so far as to place two open graves with headstones that read “Here lies Kurrent, His light ultimately extinguished”and “Jake Malcom Dead long ago finally put to rest.”
Location: Hell Dimension
Being a former resident of hell himself Darkchild thought it fitting that a daughter of Lucifer's first bout should take place some where that would remind her of home sweet hell. In order to make this happen Genesis programmed an arena fitting for a princess of the underworld.
After selecting locations atuned to specific competitors taking part in the tournament Darkchild grew weary of the task. Genesis lifted his right arm, a sheet of darkness clung between his body and the appendage. A single Darkling came forth at his father's call, “I grow tired of this, you shall select the locations for the remaining matches.” Darkchild stated. The Darkling smiled, his razor sharp teeth glimmering in the low lighting. The Darkling proceeded over to the control away which connected to the various arena's throughout the Colosseum. After pressing a few seemingly random button's the following locations were selected:
The fight between Hawk and Cell Phone Girl would take place in a range of mountains. The competitors should be wary of rock slides and other hazards. Placing his right hand on his chin, Genesis assessed the location for the fight. He wondered how this pink haired heroine would fair against the bird of prey that would surely be stalking her.
Location: Hanger Bay
The next location was a hanger bay built into the side of a cliff. The hanger would have various landing pads with large gaps between them and the main facility. There is also an active security system, consisting of multiple laser turrets that shoot on sight, as well as a few other surprises. The two participants fighting on this stage would be Light, another recently corrupted hero to join Shadowland, the team that recently held Darkchild's allegiance, before the fall out. His opponent would be War Killer a man who inherited the title Star Spangled Hero when Light's close friend Andferne was killed.
The last location programmed by the Darkling was a large Chapel. The two competitors fighting in this arena would be, Longshot a bow and arrow wielding hero with a aversion to firearms. And his oppoent would be Miss Mencae, a fiery little hellcat, with a body that makes Genesis salivate. Miss Menace is a n extraordinary spell weaver. She uses a very rare and unique staff which Darkchild might like to add to his weapon collection.
Special Thanks to: Sha - For coming up with the round 1 pairings, Warsmen- For his input on my choices for the locations of each fight, DH, Andy, Sha and Kurrent for reading my writings, Precise and the judges for their input on the judging criteria and DC- For trusting me to write in his characters perspective and reviewing what I came up with.
Round 1 Match Links:Match 1: Talon vs Portrait - Portrait
Match 2: Feral Nova vs Charmix - Feral Nova
Match 3: Miss Menace vs Longshot - Longshot
Match 4: Light vs War Killer - Both Have Withdrawn
Match 5: Eclipse vs The Hunter - The Hunter
Match 6: Sylver vs ReEnforcer - ReEnforcer
Match 7: Precise vs Nobody - Nobody Advances
Match 8: Strafe Prower vs DaggerKlutz - DaggerKlutz Advances
Match 9: Gambler vs Dark Huntress - Dark Huntress Advances
Match 10: Slight vs Cly - Cly
Match 11: Gearo vs Overkill - Overkill Advances
Match 12: Decoy Elite vs Donnieman v5.1 - Decoy Elite Advances
Match 13: Terran vs Nerx - Terran Advances
Match 14: CPG vs Hawk - Hawk
Match 15: Kurrent vs Jake Malcom - Jake Malcom Advances
Match 16: Azrael vs CaptainCockBlock - Azrael Advances
Update 11/23/2010: Round 2.
With all the matches in the first round concluded, Darkchild begins his preparations for the round two bouts. While the Child of Darkness was amused by the prowess displayed in round one, Genesis decided he needed to make things interesting in the second round. After much deliberation Darkchild decreed that those who advanced from the first round would have to work in teams. Each group of partners would be connected by a six foot unbreakable Adamantium chain shackled to one of each competitors arms. This option added a bit more excitement to the bouts as well as asserting Darkchild's absolute dominion over the competitors. To increase the amusement of the spectators as well as his own pleasure Genesis would also make the arena's for the second round hazardous for all the participants.
Update 11/26/2010: Round 2
Round 2 Bracket
Match 1: Portrait and Feral Nova vs Longshot and ?
Appalled by the witch removing his demon blood from Nova, Darkchild sways the second round fight against the fire goddess. The match will take place on an island tormented by a living storm, furious winds, rain and heavy fog will make this arena hard for all the participants to fight in. The entity responsible for these hazardous conditions is named 'Bob' and is a force to be reckoned with.
Note: Sorry guys won't have Longshots opponent for a few days yet probably so your welcome to start or you can wait I won't set an end date until a replacement is named.
Match 2: The Hunter and ReEnforcer vs Nobody and DaggerKlutz
Many a traveler have been put to death by trying to traverses these lands. In the nightmare the forest comes alive attacking all who enter, fighters be weary where you step the ground may swallow you whole.
Match 3: Dark Huntress and Cly vs Overkill and Decoy Elite
This floating arena gives a beautiful view of the gas giant below. Don't be fooled by its appearance, it has hazardous of its own, the arena shifts positions moving left to right up and down at various speeds sometimes it has even flipped completely over.
Match 4: Terran and Hawk vs Jake Malcom and Azrael
The last match of the second round will take place in an active war zone where the competitor's will have to triumph over their opponents while also engaging a slew of warriors of different times, races, etc(Orges, machines, elves, dwarfs, humans, etc).
Be creative and have fun with them. Your all welcome to begin any time you chose.
Update 11/27/2010: Wild Card Match.
To see you from Round 1 will become Longshots partner a vote was cast and Kurrent will be facing Talon for the position. The fight will be decided in three posts each, whether one of the two gives the fight to their opponent or the judges make the decision.
Earth Year 3000
A Planet which shows us the future of the Earth if human kind keeps destroying nature. The entirety of the surface is covered with buildings of all sizes and shapes, large smoke stakes release fumes from burnt trash and human waste into the air. This has made the air so polluted it is hard to breath which is why the citizens use re-breathers to filter clean air, sadly neither Kurrent or Talon has one of these devices in their possession and must incapacitate their opponent before passing out themselves.
Update 11/28/2010: Round 2 Fight Links
Portrait and Feral Nova vs Longshot and Wild Card
Nobody and DaggerKlutz vs The Hunter and ReEnforcer
Cly and Dark Huntress vs Over Kill and Decoy Elite
Terran and Hawk vs Jake Malcom and Azrael
KOV Wild Card: Eclipse vs Kurrent - Eclipse Wins By Default.
Everyone will have until the end of December to finish Round 2.
The Adamantium chain cannot be broken by physical strength however if a character possesses an ability allowing them manipulate the metal or a limb is severed you can escape the connection.
Update 12/18/2010: Round 2 Deadline January 15th
Update 1/20/2011: Round 3
Having worked in teams to survive round 2, the following competitors will have to fight the next round without a moments breath. The schackles removed everyones next opponent will be their teammate from their round 2 bouts.
Match 1: Longshot vs Eclipse
Having the two heroes at his mercy Darkchild has locked them in a state of the art adamantium cage. Looking to give the crowd an upset, Gen Esis has activated a power dampening device which will slowly drain Eclipses powers, giving the advantage to the underdog Longshot.
Match 2: DaggerKlutz vs Nobody
City Of Mirrors
Ever the generous benefactor Darkchild decides to make it just as hard for Nobody to find Dagger as it is for DK to locate his invisible opponent.
Match 3: Dark Huntress vs Cly
High in the clouds sits a majestic city, where two warriors shall meet. Not wishing his prescious to become Dragon food Darkchild chose this location to make it harder for Esmeralda to move throughout the tight confines of the airborne city.
Match 4: Terran vs Hawk
This next location was ripped out of Darkchild's past life, formerly his seat of power now this long forgotten fortress rests in an underground cavern. Competitors should be weary of its age, fore it could come crashing down at any moment.
Round 3 Fight Links:
Cly vs Dark Huntress - Extended
DaggerKlutz vs Portrait - Portrait Advances
Eclipse vs Longshot - Longshot Advances
Hawk vs Terran - Hawk Advances
Round 3 Deadline February 10th
No More Extensions!!!
Round 4 will begin Febraury 14th and end Feb. 25th
Portrait vs Longshot
In a world so beautiful it could only exist in the dreams. These two fierce competitors will have the treat of doing battle on clouds while in a dream like world. Will either competitor be able to unlock the secrets of this world? Will they be able to harness the ability to bend this world to their will.
Hawk vs The Dark Huntress
A place depicted in ancient text, religious manifests, music and movies. This valley was believed to be that of fiction but the Dark Lord knows different. Having encountered Death Valley a few times before. Darkchild now pits two of the most prominent fights within his tournament against one another in this sacred but deadly place.
Portrait vs Longshot
Hawk vs The Dark Huntress