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2/13/2022 12:32:08   

Chromatic ArchKnight of RP

Welcome and congratulations to all who participated in this year’s Where Powers Collide! Welcome to the Final Battlefield!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the tournament this year. I’m extremely impressed with the skill, creativity, and collaboration of all of our writers, especially with the new ones this year. I’ve had a blast acting as your director for the first time, but I know we’re all here for one reason. So, without further ado, I present, in no particular order, your finalists.

The 2022 Knights of Chaos
Wrynith Suraeko, The Carnivore, created by Dragonknight315!
Lune, created by markthematey!
Zatmeni of the Diurnal Cycle, created by roseleaf320!
"Patchwork" Gith, created by GrimmJester!

The 2022 Knights of Order
The Unmakyr, created by Apocalypse!
Cirra Istan, the Sky Dancer, created by Starflame13!
Serihl O'las, created by Oddball!
Hydna, created by ChaosRipjaw!

The music inspiration behind the Final, and the First, Battlefield, can be found here.

All non-finalists who survived the trials may either continue to fight, or return to their own realms. You are welcome to write about the return in an exit post in the appropriate Battlefield. If a character has perished, their corpse is returned instead.

All chosen Knights, PLEASE READ THE REST OF THIS POST IN ITS ENTIRETY. Anyone else, feel free to skip to the final paragraphs after the line break, with info as to where you can go from here!

All of the same rules from the initial OOC thread apply - with the exception of extensions. Everyone in the Finals now has either two 12 hour extensions, or one 24 hour extension at their disposal. I will do my best to continue to give people 24 hour idle-out warnings, but this is the Finals. You are ultimately responsible for posting on time, so plan your posting schedule accordingly.

Once your character enters the Final Battlefield, you start with a clean state. Writings from the Trials will be evaluated again only if a tie-breaker is absolutely necessary. Here is where you truly need to focus. Communicate and collaborate with each other, ask questions when needed, proofread your posts, and have a blast showing off your writing skills and abilities. While you are not required to collaborate with every single person on your side in the coming battle, keep in mind that you are working together towards the common goal of defeating the enemy - so try not to harm or hinder your allies!

Finals are structured differently than the Trials. Everyone is given time to make an introduction post and preferably a second (more action-oriented) post. At this point, the Judge will dismiss two Knights - one each from the ranks of Order and Chaos (Note that additional posts after your second will not be considered when deciding the first cuts). Knights will continue to be dismissed every 5 days until only one fighter for each side remains, at which point a victor will be chosen. If a contestant idles out, they will take the place of the Knight dismissed from their side.

The victor will be crowned as a Champion of either Chaos or Order, and earn a blessing from the Power that they follow. As they have fought in this war to tip the scales in favor of their side, upon returning to their own realm, the scales will thus be tipped in their favor in whatever type of conflict or struggle they are involved in.

There will be an in-thread announcement when the Knights are dismissed, but each Knight will have some sense or awareness when their time to depart comes. Upon being dismissed, your character is faced with two choices. They can Concede personal victory and withdraw from the Battlefield, thus being returned to their own realm. Or, they can Sacrifice themselves for their cause and make a single, final attack against the opposition. If you choose this second option, your character is then left to the mercy of those remaining in the Battlefield. As such, to any fighter targeted by such an attack, please treat it with appropriate severity. In the case of a Sacrifice, the post must be made either within 24 hours of the announcement or prior to when the character would have idled (whichever has more time). If not, it will be assumed your character has Conceded and left the battlefield.

The Arena will open at 11:59 pm EDT on Feb. 13th, 2022.The first dismissal will occur 7 days later at 11:59pm EDT on Feb. 20th, 2022. While the announcements for the dismissal may not be made exactly at midnight, any posts after the deadline will not be included in my decision. I would STRONGLY recommend having at least two posts up by the time of the first dismissal.

As with the Arena OOC threads, I will be editing in any questions about the Grand Arena in general here! Starting with:

What are the dimensions of the Final Battlefield?
The Finals are on a square battlefield. Each boundary “edge” is 120 feet (36.6 meters) long, and the distance from the geometric center to any of the four corners is approximately 85feet (25.9 meters). The boundary edges have no walls - and being thrown off will result in the character flying off into the void. A rough map of the battlefield, to scale, may be found here. The river of colors that represents Chaos is 25 feet (7.6 meters) overhead - and while it is not solid, it is still opaque.

The Knights of Order are on the western (left) side, and the Knights of Chaos are on the eastern (right). You may choose amongst your allies the exact order/position of yourselves along your side, and may be any distance between the center and edge as you see fit. All Knights arrive at the board at the same time regardless of posting order.

What is the lighting like on the Battlefield?
The primary light source comes from the set of scales, which glow brightly with a flat, white light that casts shadows as normal. Picture them as a grand chandelier. While the outskirts of the battlefield might be slightly dimmer, there is no significant lighting difference. The scales are 20 feet (6.1 meters) overhead in the dead center of the battlefield.

What is the temperature like on the Battlefield?
The natural temperature of the Battlefield is much lower than usual, cold enough that breath is visible, but not enough to become dangerous to the Knights or hinder movement.

Can the tiles be damaged?
The tiles can be chipped and will show signs of damage such as scorch marks, but cannot be shattered.

What are those ice pillars?
5ft both north (up) and south(down) from the center stands two pillars of ice stretching to the set of scales above. These pillars are 10ft across on each side, and the ground within a 15ft radius from the center of them is coated in a layer of slippery ice. Coming in contact with a pillar will cause ice to slowly creep along whatever is in contact with it, retreating away once the object/person is no longer in contact with the pillar.

Can I damage/destroy the ice?
The pillars and the ice on the ground can be chipped at and cracked in small bits, but cannot be fully broken apart, and does not melt.

Once again, thank you to everyone for participating in Where Powers Collide! Even if you did not make it through to the Finals, stick around to watch and cheer on your favorites, both here and in the Discord server!

In addition, I would love to hear feedback on how YOU, the players, felt this tournament went! This was my first time running an event as one of your directors, and I welcome any feedback you have about the changes I made to the event and my performance as a director. The feedback form may be filled out anonymously, and can be found here.

For anyone who would like to continue improving their own role-playing skills, I encourage you to check out either the Role Playing Academy or the Combat Training forums. Additionally, keep an eye on the Role Playing General Discussion for any future, member-led RP’s, or feel free to look into creating your own! Additionally, I am happy to give feedback on individual performances in WPC. People are welcome to PM me to ask for said feedback, but please be patient if it takes a while for me to respond as I will be slightly busy judging the Finals Phase.

Best of luck to all of our Knights!

< Message edited by Chewy905 -- 2/13/2022 12:33:00 >
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2/16/2022 21:59:09   

Posted! With collab from Star

Edit: Next post with Grimm's collab

< Message edited by Apocalypse -- 2/20/2022 21:37:22 >
AQ DF MQ  Post #: 2
2/21/2022 10:09:52   

Chromatic ArchKnight of RP

You all are making this incredibly hard for me already. Congratulations to every last one of you for the explosive introductions and action. The level of collaboration and development we are seeing this early is extremely impressive, and it is with great sadness that I have to make my decisions.

Let us begin.

From the side of Order, the knight dismissed is Hydna. ChaosRipjaw, your writing has improved substantially from your first run here two years ago and it was a blast to read. I am incredibly excited to see what you bring forward next event.

From the side of Chaos, the knight dismissed is Lune. Markthematey, you similarly have shown a massive amount of growth from your first run last ECs. You made Lune memorable and terrifyingly energetic, and I cannot wait to see you bring that energy again next time.

Remember if you are sacrificing, you must post prior to when you would have idled, or 24 hours from this announcement (whichever has more time). Otherwise, you will be assumed to have conceded and withdrawn, and may post that exit either before the next cut or after the competition has ended. Regardless, please inform the other writers of your decisions.

Flavor text will be posted in the thread. The next cut will occur 5 days from the original intended time: 11:59pm ET (Server Time) on Friday, February 25th.
Post #: 3
2/24/2022 21:45:11   

Chromatic ArchKnight of RP

@Oddball has requested a 12-hour extension via discord, which I am granting. Their new deadline is Friday, February 25th, at 10:32am server time. They have one 12-hour extension remaining.
Post #: 4
2/26/2022 0:00:20   

Chromatic ArchKnight of RP

Our second cut has arrived. This is now our halfway point, and I have come to my decision.

From the side of Chaos, the knight dismissed is Zatmeni. Roseleaf, you did great this year, Zatmeni brought a really new and interesting style of writing for you, and I look forward to seeing your performance come the Summer!

From the side of Order, the knight dismissed is Serihl. Oddball, you have improved so much in the two years since your first entry. I am extremely excited to see what you continue to bring forwards if you start entering these more consistently.

Flavor text will be posted in the thread. The next Cut will occur 5 days from now, at 11:59pm ET (Server Time) on Wednesday, March 2nd.
Post #: 5
2/27/2022 12:34:12   

@Chewy, requesting a 24 hour extension for my next post.
AQ DF AQW  Post #: 6
2/27/2022 16:50:05   

Chromatic ArchKnight of RP

@Dragonknight315 - Granted! Your new deadline is Monday, February 28th, at 10:00pm server time. You have no extensions remaining.
Post #: 7
2/28/2022 14:12:14   

Chromatic ArchKnight of RP

@Apocalypse has requested a 24 hour extension via discord, which I am granting. Their new deadline is Tuesday, March 1st, 9:34pm server time. They have no extensions remaining.
Post #: 8
3/2/2022 19:08:54   

@Chewy905 - Requesting a 12 hour extension, please! Still planning to get it in before the cut, but an extra couple hours to polish this one will be welcome.
AQ DF MQ AQW  Post #: 9
3/2/2022 19:43:11   

Chromatic ArchKnight of RP

@Starflame13 - Granted! Your new deadline is 03/03/2022 at 10:10am server time. You have one 12-hour extension remaining.
Post #: 10
3/3/2022 15:07:17   

Chromatic ArchKnight of RP

The third and final cut before our final decision is here, and it was as hard as ever. You are all fighting and writing so brilliantly, but I have made up my mind.

From the side of Order, the knight dismissed is Cirra. Starflame, you brought a truly musical and unique performance unlike anything we’ve seen so far. I wait in anticipation for the Summer’s ECs, and then to see you here next year once more.

From the side of Chaos, the knight dismissed is Suraeko. Dragonknight, you really went all-out with Suraeko. Her bloodlust and electrifyingly energetic combat was an absolute joy to read, and I hope I get to work with or against you come the Summer!

Flavor text will be posted in the thread. The battlefield thread will lock 5 days from tonight (As if I had cut a day after the originally planned time), on Tuesday, March 8th, at 11:59pm server time. After that I will take time to reread and prepare my final decision, and announce it within a few days after.

Apocalypse. GrimmJester. Congratulations, it is just the two of you now. You are now safe from idling out, but do not grow complacent. I expect excellence from your final posts as we bring this year’s war to a close.

Post #: 11
3/10/2022 14:51:54   

Chromatic ArchKnight of RP

Our Finale is here. Both the story and skill our finalists displayed were absolutely incredible, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to read and experience Gith and Unmakyr’s struggles.

The Decision:

The victor of this year’s war is the Knight of The Forge, The Unmakyr, The Creator, Varalys. Please congratulate Apocalypse, our 2022 Where Powers Collide Champion!

The thread is now unlocked for any remaining knights to make their exit posts. Flavor text will be in the thread itself. Apocalypse, if you feel that anything in your Blessing would impact the other characters or their direct surrounding demi-plane, please run those details by me prior to posting.

I am so glad I got to run this event for a second year. Seeing all of your talents, enthusiasm, and collaboration on display was truly a joy. I hope to see you all next year, and this coming Summer for the Elemental Championships!

Please fill out the feedback form here to let me know of any improvements I could make for next year. I will keep this open for a few weeks.

If you enjoyed the fighting style of the WPC, I recommend checking out our Combat Training forums For those who like general practice, I recommend checking out either the Role Playing Academy, or the long-standing Yulger's Inn Roleplay. For those who would like something more story-driven, look into which RP's are recruiting in the OOC section, or even create and host your own!

Once more, thank you all for participating, and congratulations!
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