Chromatic ArchKnight of RP
There exists in every realm two Powers whose authority exceeds that of all others. Greater than the magic of the Elements, greater than the might of the Gods, greater even than the influence of Good and Evil: the primeval forces of Chaos and Order. Their conflict stretches across eons, each struggling to sway the balance in their favor. For a time, Chaos won, the scales falling to its side and the realms favoring its might. It was not long before Order tugged at the fringes of the world and pulled the scales back into balance.
Once more, the powers sit at an impasse. Once more, they call out to the realms. The determined and those wavering. The cruel and the merciful. Any who they deem worthy of fighting for them has been sought out, called forth, and issued a single command: Tip the scales in favor of your Alignment, and be richly rewarded. To fall is to be lost forever, scattered to the powers themselves....
Welcome, writers and poets, fighters and mages, heroes and villains, and everyone in between! Welcome to the place Where Powers Collide!
Similar to the Elemental Championships, Where Powers Collide is a combat-style role-playing tournament. ANYBODY on the AE forums, regardless of prior roleplaying experience, is welcome to participate in the event! I, Chewy905, have the pleasure of being this year's Director and Judge.
In Where Powers Collide, characters are “summoned” from different countries, realms, multiverses, versions of Lore, etc. to serve as Pawns in the ancient war between Order and Chaos. While you do not need to name the specific AE game/location your character is from, their race/abilities/equipment should all be something that would not be unusual to see in one of the AE games. Your character should in some way be aligned with Chaos or Order - either through ability themes, personal beliefs, their role in their own realm, etc. The choice of Alignment does not need to be immediately noticeable or extremely obvious, as there are many different options to explore unique expressions of the two concepts. That said, a character who follows every rule to the letter is unlikely to make a good representative of Chaos, just as someone with absolutely no code (legal, personal, or other) will not fit well in the ranks of Order. Additionally, Good and Evil are on a different scale of Alignment - and you can find characters from any position of the former scale on either side of the line between Order and Chaos.
To sign up, you will need to provide a character biography that passes my inspection and includes the following general requirements:
Alignment (Order or Chaos)
Appearance (Build, hair, skin, clothes, etc.)
Equipment (Armor, Weapons, etc.)
Skills, Spells, Special Abilities
Please note that like last year’s competition, character alignments will be public and must be included in your bio. While there are no creation limits like the element-lock in the Elemental Championships, keep in mind that power levels should be similar. Your characters are “the best fighters”, not “invincible, unbeatable, ‘I-can-do-everything’ fighters”.
Any action performed in the tournament itself, including but not limited to spells, special attacks, and magical abilities, must have some reference in your biography. You may use spoiler tags to hide certain abilities, though this does not guarantee other competitors will not peek. I will be reading (and judging) the complete bio, and there will be consequences for those who attempt to pull off actions in the tournament that I was not aware of prior. It is based off of the listed abilities, skills, and so forth that your character will be balanced and admitted to the tournament. If you are new to balancing, I recommend checking out our Balancing 101 Guide.
Applications will be open until 11:59 PM (EST - or AE Server Time) on Saturday, January 22nd. Any bios still under review will then have 24 hours, or until 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 23rd, to get their characters approved. Once submissions have completely closed, I will reveal the Battlefields that will be utilized this year, and randomly assign participants to each based on the number of bios that are approved. Approved bios will be added to a list at the bottom of this post. If your initial submission is not approved, you have until submissions are locked to either re-submit an updated version in a new post, or submit an entirely new character. To assist with re-submissions, characters not approved will be given an explanation why and feedback for future attempts in this thread. Further clarification may be requested via PM. DO NOT edit your bio after posting without express permission. You must submit a new post to correct an error or to update your character, and only the most recent post submitted will be evaluated.
In the Trials of The Fallen, your characters are fighting to earn a spot in the armies of either Chaos or Order. The Trials will begin on Sunday, January 23rd and last for approximately three weeks. Currently, the period is expected to end at 11:59 PM EDT on Saturday, February 12th, but I will keep everyone posted of potential date changes. At the end of the Trials, the top four writers from each Alignment will be selected as Knights to move on to partake in the Battle of Order and Chaos. Here, you compete for victory, fighting with your Alignment in the attempt to take down the opposing force. At the end of the final Battle, a single victor will be chosen to receive 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 some type of conflict or struggle they are involved in. It will likely take about a day to process decisions and get the Finals thread ready. Anticipated start date of the Finals will be Sunday, February 13th. More information on the Finals and their exact format will be released when they are closer.
Now, the Official Rules:
All normal RP Boards Rules will apply. In particular, please read and be aware of the definitions of Bunnying, God-Modding, and Meta-Gaming. Violators will be immolated, electrocuted, drowned, and pulverized. Survivors will be undone at an atomic level. Lists are kept of violators, and depending on severity, you may be barred from future participation. In addition, by participating in “Where Powers Collide”, you recognize my role as Judge and my say as final.
1. Characters must engage in combat.
This is a combat RP event. Your character must be willing and able to both initiate and take part in combat.
2. You must post regularly.
Consistent activity is required. Please do not enter the tournament if you are not committed to remaining active for the full duration. During the Trials, any fighter who does not post at least once every 4 days (counted from the time of your last post) will automatically be disqualified. Your character will then be considered free for the slaughter - any other character in the battlefield will be allowed to kill him/her/them/it. You are allowed to request up to 36 hours in extension, in 12 or 24 hour increments (so, either one 24 hour extension and one 12 hour extension, or three 12 hour extensions). Make extension requests via a forum post in your Battlefield’s OOC thread. Barring emergencies, no further extensions will be granted. If an emergency does occur, reach out to me via PM.
3. Do not edit your posts (or your bios) once they have been submitted.
You may only edit your posts or your bios with the express written permission of me, myself, and I. Editing of bios or of posts without foreknowledge creates the suspicion of foul play. Proofread and double-check formatting prior to posting, and live with any errors you might have made once a post is submitted.
Once more; Do not edit your bios or your posts once they have been submitted.
4. Each entrant is allowed one and only one character.
You may not enter in pairs, squads, platoons, battalions, armies, or swarms.
5. Death has Consequences.
Characters who die in Where Powers Collide are dead in the AE RP forums. This is a Canon event with regards to normal RP Board rules. Characters who die during the Trials are still eligible to be chosen as Finalists, but this is the only free pass to revival. Dying in the Finals is permanent.
6. Have fun!
All these rules and regulations may seem daunting, but while this is a competition, the entire objective is to have some fun. We all like to win, sure, but try to enjoy yourselves along the way!
The penalty for failing to follow the rules may result in immediate disqualification from the tournament. Failure to comply with the direction of the Judge may also result in immediate disqualification from the tournament. While discussion of a ruling may be allowed, as has been stated prior, I have the final say.
General Information, Tips, and the RP Discord:
Though this is a competition, collaboration is still extremely useful and often necessary. Your character is in combat with other characters, but you are not in combat with the other writers. We urge you to discuss combat and options with your fellow contestants. You are free to make collaborative posts, and to work out battle sequences. Please keep records of your discussions for collaboration, as they may be requested depending on how close the competition is! OOC threads will be provided for each arena for the express purpose of communication with your fellow contestants and with us.
Additionally, you may make use of the AEF RP Discord Server - which will also have channels provided for each battlefield. All AEF Rules apply to this server. This server is a privilege, not a right. If you do not follow the AEF rules or are disrespectful to others in the server, you will be banned, and you will need to rely on the forums for communication. The Discord server may be found here!
If you need to reach me directly, you can do so via PM, posting in the OOC threads, or using Discord.
Good luck, writers!
List of Order Entrants: 
Cirra Istan, the Sky Dancer, created by Starflame13!
The Unmakyr, created by Apocalypse!
Aramyi, created by Riftrunner!
Sterahl Kelolst, created by nield!
Hydna, created by ChaosRipjaw!
List of Chaos Entrants: 
Wrynith Suraeko, The Carnivore, created by Dragonknight315!
Beau Reign, created by San Robin!!
Master List of Accepted Entrants:
Cirra Istan, the Sky Dancer, created by Starflame13, fighting for Order!
The Unmakyr, created by Apocalypse, fighting for Order!
Wrynith Suraeko, The Carnivore, created by Dragonknight315, fighting for Chaos!
Beau Reign, created by San Robin!, fighting for Chaos!
Aramyi, created by Riftrunner, fighting for Order!
Sterahl Kelolst, created by nield, fighting for Order!
Hydna, created by ChaosRipjaw, fighting for Order!
Rosters by Battlefield
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