Tournament 43: morituri te salutant.
Those who are about to die, salute you!Now is the time to spill blood, real blood! Say farewell to your wife and children, say goodbye to freedom and poverty. Welcome thy neighbours in the Arena and spill their guts.
In the arena you will be stripped of all of your private property and given a weapon to start your combat with. The weapon you will be given is the most abundant weapon ever produced: A Whip! You will be treated as a slave and you will become one!
With just your one minion and your Whip you will face your opponents, both foe... and friend! Battle among your fellow Tournament Entrants to gain favours from the Emperor and the people.
Your goal: become the Rudiarius, the free gladiator.To advance through the ranks to become Maximus Carnagius Blenderius, this is the Rudiarius or the free gladiator, you will have to be involved in many different training programs as well as asking favours of The Emperor and The Gods themselves to increase your experience in combat.
The system of unlocking tiers involves you paying the first fee listed. This is a per player fee, so while player 1 would unlock a better Melee weapon, player 2 can unlock a better Ranged Weapon and player 10 could unlock another Minion. After unlocking a certain tier 1, you can then unlock a tier 2. To keep things interresting, I am not showing the higher tiers until the previous tier has been unlocked, so you'll never know what will be the last tier in the beginning, and will not know if it is really worth your while.
These monetary ways of becoming more powerful, are not the only ways however. By showing you are worthy, the people, The Emperor or The Gods might deem you worthy of unlocking a tier of their picking for free. How to show you are worthy, is mainly up to you, but if a hint has to be given, thinking like a Gladiator and fighting worthy foes would certainly be one way.