Tournament 43: the Maximus Carnagius Blenderii (in Contests)

AdminShade October 3 2009 1:20 PM EDT

Tournament 43: morituri te salutant.

Winners and losers

On the last day of the festivities of the Arena Tournament, the Hydra had grown large from it's former victims. It had already eaten Paegniarii Tiny, Razorback the Sharp, whipped and Aetius during the second week. It had also eaten Gladiators Spartacus, Xout and Dinh and even the Velites Admiralkiller and Kefeck and the Murmillon Poutinus Gravious.
May their bones now rest at peace for their valour in the arena. They will be remembered in the catacombs of the Mauseleum.

The last day of the Tournament, the death of the Hydra

Now on the last day of the Tournament, the last 15 Gladiators battle the gigantic Hydra to gain the favour of The Emperor to be freed from their chains.

DoS and David el Rey are fighting side by side when they are attacked by 3 of the many heads. While having chopped off one of them, DoS sees one of the remaining heads getting behind David's back and opening it's mouth. At the very moment David chops off the 2nd head, DoS pushes him aside and lands in the mouth of the preying head, head first.
DoS had given his life in return of that of young David's. In return David was able to cut off that head as well. He shall be remembered and a token of gratitude will be sent to his family.

Skillfull as he is, Samnite Hatchetman fought the fourth head all by himself. Not having a sword does not set him back, instead he made fire with his hands by using a simple wooden pole sticking out of the neck of to be beaten Hydra head. After beating the face enough to render it unconscious, he tears off the head and starts burning the fresh wound to make sure it cannot grow back.

Nayab and Messbrutal both had an advantage over their 2 Hydra heads since they were together and well adapted to each other's strategies. Venator Nayab slayed the 5th head and aided in distracting the 6th head so Samnite Messbrutal could slay it after being bitten by it first.

Ladies anera and ceslis were the only 2 female contestants and they usually fought side by side. Combating the Hydra was no exception and these brave Gladiatorii fought the seventh and 8th heads without too much trouble... until ceslis came too close to the tail of the hydra and was flattened by it. Angered by the oncoming tears, lady anera grabbed the blade ceslis had been using and sliced both heads with the still burning edge of it.

The group of Gladiators Freekius, Demi Maximus, SparTick, Adrastos and Angel of Death were struggling with their Head, or rather heads. For every head one of them removed, another pair of them returned. In total 6 heads they had to fight against while initially only 1 of them needed to be cut in the first place. After a long while, even they managed to kill all their Hydra heads and they even took a part of the hydra's back and shoulder with it.
Venator Angel of Death, or so he named himself, used his mighty hands after his bow was broken to rip off 2 of the heads while his Arena friends 'treated' the wounds of the Hydra in such a fashion that they would never grow back. Gladiators Clone, Rudiarius Maximus and Ignus were never to be found since this glorious and last day of the Tournament. Though many more bones were found in the stomach of the now slain Hydra, nobody could identify them as being of either of these 3 cowardly men and the remaining bones were used to feed the dogs of The Emperor's trusted Guards.

DoS October 3 2009 1:48 PM EDT

Awesome job Shade, a very well done tournament! Keep up the great work and I can't wait to see more of your creativity. :D

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] October 3 2009 1:50 PM EDT

Indeed I was sorely Tempted to Join the Tourney and I have always said I would not do such a thing. Stop Tempting me with good Tourneys!!! XD

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 3 2009 1:54 PM EDT

Good Tourny. What happened to Ak's Destroyer he made it to the last day?

TourneyPrizes October 3 2009 1:58 PM EDT

He was killed by the hydra...

Demigod October 3 2009 1:59 PM EDT

You forgot to fight the hydra.

And great tourney. I'll probably join the next one, too.

Joel October 3 2009 2:01 PM EDT

I learned a ton about the intricacies involved when making and using a tank. This knowledge will allow me to save much money and exp. when I become a tank one day. I thank you Shade, as I have in several chat-mails, for this awesome and imaginative tournament. I hope to compete in more tournaments, such as this one, that have special restrictions.
I loved the narration! Its reminded me so much of when I played D&D with my cousin a long time ago. I just hope I can become stronger in the next tournament to possibly prevent someone dying for me again...

TourneyPrizes October 3 2009 2:10 PM EDT

And here are the prizes for the 3 best contestants in the tournament:

Hatchet wins a Tattoo of Augmentation, a Helm of Durin, a pair of Chainmail Leggings and $500,000 for being the strongest and most armoured Gladiator keeping true to the Gladiatorish style.

Nayab wins an Assassin's Crossbow, a Vorpal Blase, a pair of Tulkas' Gauntlets and $1,000,000 for being the runner up in the judgement of The Emperor.

Joel wins a big Elven Long Bow, a named Elven Long Sword, a Helm of Durin and $500,000 for being the best performing (and perhaps only) new player in this Tournament.

DoS wins an Amulet of Leadership, a Blade of Thuringwethil and $500,000 for helping Joel a lot in this Tournament as well as keeping me posted on many things for the storyline.

Dudemus and ceslis both win $500,000 and a Vorpal Blade for being alive to the end and for both having female Gladiators.

Messbrutal and Angel of Death both win a Combat Gi and a pair of Helms' Gauntlets and $500,000 for both choosing the track of Unarmed Combat.

Mansonfreek wins an Adamantite Cuirass, an Elven Longbow, an Amulet of Might, a Vorpal Blade, a pair of Gloves of Mercy and $1,000,000 for having the highest MPR, score and battles of the Tournament.

Demigod wins a Menelvegorian Cape, an Assassins Crossbow and $1,000,000 for finding out what I meant with the quest to get 2 minions for free and for being late to defeat the Hydra on the last day.

Also Tick wins $500,000 for being alive on the last day and slaying a Hydra head.

TourneyPrizes October 3 2009 2:19 PM EDT

Some of the contestants will undoubtedly found a Heaume in their inventory, this is because they either drew/stalemated against the Hydra, and thus spawning a new pair of heads, or for other mistakes they made =)

AdminShade October 3 2009 2:33 PM EDT

I thank you for the many thanks during the Tournament in Chat Mails, chat and here in the thread.

I hope most of my tournaments will attract people to test themselves against others :)

TheHatchetman October 3 2009 3:16 PM EDT

sweet deal! and thanks for the awesome tourney :D

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 3 2009 3:18 PM EDT

thanks shade!

Joel October 3 2009 3:20 PM EDT

Wooo!! With these items I'm gonna think about becoming a tank a bit earlier! Thank you very much Shade!

three4thsforsaken October 3 2009 3:51 PM EDT

looks like a success! good job shade!

Messbrutal October 3 2009 4:06 PM EDT

Amazing tourney Shade thanks for everything, also thanks to all other admins that gave Shade a hand with this.

Congratulation to all gladiators especially to those top 5, ya all did a fantastic job.

TheHatchetman October 3 2009 4:52 PM EDT

Rocket fuel = Unarmed Combat: 288,010 / 191 (28 / 0)

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 3 2009 6:09 PM EDT

Fabulous! Absolutely Fabulous! May your creativity never die!

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] October 3 2009 9:20 PM EDT

It was a fun tournament. Congrats to the winners!

ceslis October 3 2009 9:34 PM EDT

This was a lot of fun. Thanks!!! =)

Burton October 3 2009 10:48 PM EDT

Your time and effort you put into these tournaments Shade are not going unnoticed, also goes for Slayer333 & whoever else is making these great tournaments, good job & keep it up. :)
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