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    141 KB Gladiatrix Quest 2 gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)01:57 No.14641861  
    The short version: You are a gladiatrix manager. Your goal is to make more money than you spend.

    The medium version: You are "Gneutered," a gnoll and a former arena slave who earned her freedom. Knowing only one line of work, you became a gladiatrix manager.

    Previously, you purchased a human convict and a lizardfolk woman, spent a month training them to fight with clubs and bucklers by drilling and sparring with you and each other, and then set them loose in arena fights that you set up.

    Septimia, the convict, did all of the work for her randomly assigned teammate, shield bashing, kicking, and elbow dropping her way to a thoroughly solid win.

    SSssS, the lizardfolk woman you have mentally nicknamed "Slicks," got grappled by a giant toad's tongue, only to bite the tongue, claw it, ride it back as it retracted, and bite said toad's eye out, allowing her randomly assigned teammate who was not being trampled by a giant toad at the time the opportunity to stab it repeatedly.

    The arena pays you 10 SP for the event, bringing your total available SP to 76* (to review, unskilled slaves cost 25 SP, the most highly skilled arena slaves fetch prices of around 100 SP, and both of your fighters cost 12 SP each to equip).

    It is the day after the fights. You are awake. It is early morning. You actually feel good about this. The first is probably the day after the last.

    The full version: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14630047/

    What is your course of action? Obvious starting prompts include preparing for next month's fights, and trading in slaves and/or equipment, you may want to investigate something else. Also, feel free to ask for in character knowledge.

    *I may have given a different total at a different time. This was a fuckup.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)01:59 No.14641876
    Check out the competition for the next fight.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:00 No.14641887
    Monthly fights? Well, then, let's buy another slave. The whole 'randomly assigned teammate' makes group work hard-ish, but we may as well work to maximize our odds, and take advantage of the experience of the slaves we do have while we're at it.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)02:07 No.14641931
    You pay a visit to the arena's office. As you expected, your fighters aren't famous enough to get warm-up fights against other no names, assigned at the last minute.

    You stay and make yourself a pain in the ass. The official offers you a chance to impress him, provided it takes absolutely no effort on his part. It's something.

    >The whole 'randomly assigned teammate' makes group work hard-ish,

    You signed up for those fights. There was actually a spot for two fighters on a team. Focusing on team tactics is a workable strategy if that's what you want.

    >Well, then, let's buy another slave.
    Convicts and unskilled types go for 25 SP. Trained fighters go for 50-100. If you want someone more specific, figure out what you're looking for.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:11 No.14641965
    Check and see if there are any exotics available. Our lizardwoman was quite successful last time around, we might be able to make a theme of it.

    If not, look for criminals who committed violent crimes- preferably not total psychos, but ladies who obviously aren't unwilling to get their hands dirty. We don't need to have the headache of making our gladiators brave as well as competent.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:11 No.14641971
    Take the chance. Then train your people in unarmed combat.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:20 No.14642051
    Check for an older male fighter. One with lots of experience under his belt to help train the newbie. The diamond in the rough, so to speak.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)02:25 No.14642097
    >Take the chance.
    His exact words were "Assuming your fighters are a cut above the rest, they'll get a chance to impress us eventually." He stopped making eye contact with you halfway through the sentence.

    You check on the various merchants and find only humans. Two, based on your standards, stand out.

    First, an unlicensed whore who would have been able to escape notice and continue peacefully whoring without a license had she not assaulted a would be customer (a minor noble's son), going for 25 SP.

    Second, a pale, dark haired northern woman of no particular interest, other than being obviously foreign. She costs 35 gold -- the merchant implies that she is exceptionally pretty and justifies the extra cost. You have no way of verifying this.

    You were an arena fighter before earning your freedom, making his skill set somewhat redundant. Are you sure about this?
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:29 No.14642128
    Sir, I would like to respectfully direct you to the title of this quest.

    Female gladiators are "in" at the moment. And Gneutered seem to be an adequate trainer.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:31 No.14642140
    Ask passer-bys to rate the attractiveness of the two women. I guess it's hard for a gnoll to tell.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:34 No.14642153
    The concept of our gladiatrixes being pretty makes me wonder if we could raise cash by whoring them out on the side. I bet we could make a fair bit, particularly if any of them start gaining fame in the arena. Probably a lot of well-off people who would pay through the nose to sleep with a star.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:35 No.14642160
    Slam your fist on his stupid desk, look him in the eye, and tell him, "You don't get me this fight, we're gonna have some problems, Mister Offical."

    My mistake. Thought that was a clever name of some sort. I was more talking about one on one training.

    I was more talking about one on one training.
    Nah. Go for the prostitute.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:35 No.14642166

    So, what... do we get paid extra for having 'pretty' fighters or something? How does this affect the bottom line, other then making it go down?
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)02:36 No.14642173
    "...excuse me."
    "Oh. I. Um. Hello... ma'am?"

    You are wearing a dress. It allows people to tell.

    "Do you have a minute? I need to know how attractive these two slaves are."
    "I. The. They're both... quite nice?"
    "In comparison to each other and humans as a whole, I mean."
    "The one on the left is prettier than average and the other one?"
    "Thank you."

    Well, if the merchant is scamming you, it's subtle and economics based, rather than outright lies.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:37 No.14642176
    >Slam your fist on his stupid desk, look him in the eye, and tell him, "You don't get me this fight, we're gonna have some problems, Mister Offical."
    Problems like our not being allowed to enter girls in the arena fights, if we go pissing off the managers. Let's not make them hate us.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:39 No.14642194
    Screw that guy. We worked too hard to get our freedom and our fighters just won their first fights.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:39 No.14642195
    Problem with a 'pretty' fighter is that you're sending them into fights. They get less prety as they get into more fights.

    Get the former whore. We have a better grasp of what she's capable of, anyway.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)02:40 No.14642202
    >So, what... do we get paid extra for having 'pretty' fighters or something?

    Directly? Not in the slightest. Almost anything can be an advantage if you have a sufficiently clever angle, though.

    >"You don't get me this fight, we're gonna have some problems, Mister Offical."
    "Hey... don't worry, there's always a spot open! Look, come back in a couple of weeks, that's when we start arranging matchups for the pre-game." He smiles nervously.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:40 No.14642208
    Would you pay to see two ugly chicks beat each other up? Would you rather pay to see two attractive women beat each other up instead?

    Are we allowed to talk to the slaves before the sale? Verify that the foreign one can speak our language.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)02:43 No.14642231
    >Are we allowed to talk to the slaves before the sale?

    You converse with her briefly. Judging by her accent, she was raised in slavery on the outskirts of the Empire.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:43 No.14642232
    >He smiles nervously.
    Press our advantage by getting this specific official's name and promising to speak with him personally two weeks from today. Imply 'or else'.
    >> Ace !1MOzOjRAAg 04/19/11(Tue)02:44 No.14642244
    "Thank you. I'm very happy you are giving us this chance to prove ourselves. I'll be back for the line-up." Give him your biggest smile, making sure you are showing all of your teeth.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:46 No.14642256
    And do what this guy said, without the "or else." He's already scared, no need to back him into a corner. That's when rats fight back.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)02:47 No.14642267
    The official's name is Marianus. He is skinny-fat and puts a lot of effort into his sparse facial hair. You will talk to him again in exactly two weeks -- you are very specific, and he is happy to be on better terms with you.

    Unlicensed whore for 25 and not buying the foreigner has 2 votes, 0 votes against. Going with that if there are no objections.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:49 No.14642283
    I personally prefer the foreigner but I bow to the will of the majority.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)02:50 No.14642295
    Also, while we're purchasing things, you (pre-purchases) have 76 gold. Getting your new fighter armor, a club, and a buckler costs 10, 1, and 1 SP respectively. Metal weapons go for 10, nets go for 1. You're going to have to equip her with something, might as well do it now.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:52 No.14642306
    Stick to the basics for now, like we bought the others. We can invest in more expensive gear later; our incomes aren't really that great at the moment.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)02:54 No.14642321
    You finalize the exchange. 51 SP remain.

    The new slave's name is Antonina, and she seems more embarrassed than nervous, unlike the others.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)02:59 No.14642363
    Give her the same speech we gave the other two. Spar with her to test her skill level.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)03:06 No.14642419
    And, perhaps equally importantly, to test her spirit. We need fierce and enthusiastic fighters, not sniveling cowards.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)03:10 No.14642449
    You stop by your usual arms dealer (-12 SP, +1 armor, buckler, and club).

    You refine your starting speech as best you are able, wondering how many times you will have to give it.

    "I've accepted my fate -- I only wish that it wasn't written in the public record that I'm the unluckiest whore."

    Antonina obeys your command to attack immediately. Within a few seconds it's obvious that she's completely without any sort of useful experience. She's slightly bigger than average; that's the extent of her useful abilities.

    We can move on to the next two weeks of training if you don't have anything else to do immediately. If that's what you want to focus on, name some strategies and things to focus on.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)03:16 No.14642489
    Train them to fight both individually and as a team.

    Winning the fight is important, but so is entertaining the crowd and avoiding serious injury.

    Septima has "the People's Elbow". See if the other two can come up with their own finishing moves.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)03:17 No.14642495
    Train our gladiators together; encourage them to bond and share techniques. Not only will they learn faster, we'll want to enter them in fights together in the future and that means learning cooperation well.

    But really, they're not skilled enough to justify more than the basics here. Keep the proper attitude at all times- fierce and showy. Do not hesitate, but don't get overconfident when playing to the crowd. And drill them in combat essentials until they can do them in their sleep- nothing fancy yet, just the solid moves they'll need to win. We can add flourishes once they're competent.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)03:20 No.14642524
    Unarmed combat. That's my training regiment.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)03:28 No.14642557
    Early morning: Warm ups.

    Late morning: Drills. After a brief introduction on the first day, you spend an hour or two shouting out the names of various maneuvers, while traveling down the line of your fighters and giving them hands on experience.

    Afternoon: Free sparring. You take turns working with each fighter.

    Late afternoon: Group tactics.

    Your explain the benefits of attacking as a unit, defending as a unit, and splitting the group into a harasser who fades away when chased and an attacker who pounces. Putting it into practice is trickier.

    You've realized that pretty much any object that won't maim or kill can make a passable training weapon, so you use a different one each time to give the fighters some practice against different styles. At the start of the two weeks, the three of them put together are no threat to you. By the end, if your improvised weapon of the day is particularly stupid, they get in a few good hits.

    Time to visit Marianus.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)03:30 No.14642571
    (Retcon, since they both got mentioned before) You dedicate some time to grappling and striking, as well as ways to work those techniques into a fight using weapons -- pointing out the lock up and shield bash from Septimia's fight as an example.

    You make one speech about showing off, but make it clear that showing off is a thing that happens AFTER winning.

    Course of action regarding Marianus?
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)03:31 No.14642572
    You might want to get Sept some cheap elbow padding to remove and make a big hoo-ha before the People's Elbow!

    Also, a team up move would be nice.

    Furthermore, here's a finishing move for SsssS, a back flip heel/tail drop.

    PS: by some beer for the victorious ladies. They did well.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)03:42 No.14642607
    >finishing move stuff
    Still two weeks to work on that. Noted, though.

    >PS: by some beer for the victorious ladies. They did well.
    You dedicated a day to throwing a celebration (beers, quality meat, slaves eating indoors, no particular obligations from anybody) the day after the fight, before doing anything useful.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)03:44 No.14642622

    Why not just have Slicks go into her berzerker lizard-folk rage and start using claws and teeth when you give her a code-word from the area underneath the arena?

    Kind of like...that movie with Jet Li where he wears the collar, but when it gets taken off he's a straight up killer.

    Make it non-lethal of course, since if I remember correctly, the matches aren't supposed to be to the death, right?

    Code: ....umm..."Money-shot?" I dunno, the idea just kinda popped into my head.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)03:46 No.14642627
    A cool finishing move is to break their neck while sitting on their shoulders. It could be Antonina's finishing move, with her previous line of work.

    Ask for the line-up.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)03:51 No.14642657
    Noted for later.

    >the matches aren't supposed to be to the death, right?

    Unless otherwise stated, fighters are to stop immediately when their opponents either become unresponsive or surrender. Presumably, one of those would happen before anyone gets bitten to death. When deaths happen, it's usually an extremely sudden accident.

    Also noted for farther in the future.

    Marianus looks up from his desk. "Well, you're the first one here. What did you have in mind?"
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)03:52 No.14642663
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    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)03:54 No.14642674
    Whoa there. These fights are supposed to be non-lethal.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)03:55 No.14642683
    Question: Do we get paid more for three separate fights? One 3-on-3 fight?
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)03:56 No.14642689
    My mistake again. Try to just choke them with her powerful thighs. Hmmmm.......................... That's good stuff.

    I'm feeling crazy. I got a good feeling about my girls. Whose the best?
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)03:57 No.14642692
    No, it's per-fighter entered. There's no real pressure in either direction in terms of your direct payment from the arena.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)04:03 No.14642725
    "Well, out of the arena's stable..."

    Marianus cross references a few papers.

    "Yes, that would be Korinna. Three fights, no losses. One of those being the free for all, of course. This is at your level, you understand. And you never know who's going to show up. We do take fighters up to the last minute, as you know, and this is early."
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)04:04 No.14642733
    "I like it! Sign my girls up!" Laugh heartily and slap him on the back.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)04:08 No.14642754
    "Girls? How many are we talking about here? Management won't approve a stacked match, I'll tell you that right now."
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)04:09 No.14642758
    So, what do we want here, wins?
    Lets see the schedule so we can make a good choice. Also, i want Antonia to team up with Sept for her first battle. If SsssS, Free-for-all is AOK-foe-me.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)04:13 No.14642788
    Wins get you more prestigious matches and side bet money, assuming you're gambling.

    There isn't a schedule yet, but Marianus lets you look at the arena's roster after you bother him a little bit. Each fighter's name and match history is neatly listed. There are rather a lot of them. What are you looking for?
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)04:14 No.14642794
    "Two of my girls against the two best fighters, one on one."
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)04:19 No.14642818
    The number two spot is occupied by a woman named Fabia, with two wins and one loss (against Korinna).

    I'll go when there's a consensus on who to sign up against who. You can also keep looking, if you want.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)04:19 No.14642823
    I don't want to lose and if you give SsssS and Sept to fight against 2 of the best, yeah there's a chance they may win, but Antonia's chance drops like a stone. So I say nay to this.

    I'd prefer we spread our chances out so we can get a win, and come out looking like we have good, if not average fighters.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)04:22 No.14642844
    We have to man up, figuratively speaking. Of course Antonia shouldn't fight the best yet, she's never fought before.

    Septimia vs. Korinna

    SSssS vs. Fabia

    Antonia vs. Some Scrub
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)04:24 No.14642852
    Therefore 2v2 Antonia/Sept vs ???
    and SsssS vs Fabia 1v1
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)04:25 No.14642855

    New girl should go with Sept for a first time fight. Can't keep her away from the fray forever, and she might as well go with the girl who can People's Elbow the bricks off any bitch on the block. (Hype it up. HYPE IT UP) And maybe she'll pick up on how to successfully employ her elbow as well, or maybe come up with a flying leg-kick or something.

    Slicks seems to be able to handle herself a bit better alone though, based solely off the fact that...well...she bit the shit out of a giant beast while one teammate was getting trampled and the other was standing around with her sword doing nothing for a while.
    And when it comes down to it, her body probably has more potent weapons than a human's.
    Losing a weapon in a 6-Fighter-FFA? Fuck it, switch to those mean-as-fuck claws. Rip. Bleed. Gouge. Win.

    Summary: Sept+New Girl for team fight if available. Slicks if it's only a solo fight, whether multi-person FFA, or 1v1.

    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)04:30 No.14642872
    Alright. I'll go with either of these. We need to fight the best next time!
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)04:30 No.14642874
    I'd go with this. Slicks would probably be great in a free-for-all; we can train her against the two others fighting together, which should give her excellent skills against multiple opponents and them excellent skills working as a team.

    I am not inclined to throw our (basically average) gladiators against the best in our bracket just yet. That will happen naturally as long as we keep winning.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)04:39 No.14642913
    You sign up Septimia and Antonia as a team, against two opponents that look evenly matched with them, but you suspect that they will be able to beat.

    Slicks is a bit of a trickier decision for you, but you finally settle in on putting her in the free for all. It's risky, but prestigious, and she's probably a hair more dangerous than Septimia, if you had to guess.

    Two weeks until the event, wat do?
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)04:46 No.14642934

    Training Montage!
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)04:47 No.14642937
    Might as well train them up. Strength, agility, all the physical attributes. Get Sept and Antonia to spar 2v2 or 2v1 vs SsssS or yourself to increase the cooperation and team skills. Also get our gladiatrixes to think up their finishing moves and how to apply them. Set a day up for this.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)04:47 No.14642939

    Have Antonia train with Sept , to try and learn how to work as a team.

    Slicks can spar on and off with Sept for a bit, but eventually, put her up against both of the others so she can try out a few techniques against multiple foes.

    Make a bit of a point to put in a few spars with Slicks being unarmed so she knows how to put those teeth and claws to better use if it comes down to it.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)04:50 No.14642943
    Also, pay some street urchin a piece of bread to stand there singing this while the girls train:


    If need be, make him a target dummy.

    Just sayin.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)04:56 No.14642962
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    Since I haven't actually described everyone yet and I'm waiting:

    Slicks is about 5'2, but denser than a human, even though it isn't obvious at first. Her scales are a bright greenish-yellow color. She's taken to wearing a cloth wrap around her chest to make herself easier to identify as female for humans.

    Septimia is small, but has a strong-skinny build which has become more emphasized over the past month and a half. She has tan skin and dark hair, which was cropped close to her scalp when you bought her, and has grown out slightly.

    Antonina has a similar color scheme to Septimia, but she is taller and has long, wavy hair. She is also a bit heavier.

    You are basically pic related, but in a dress and with hands and shit. Look at you. So fluffy. So hilariously patterned.

    >Training Montage!
    Training continues as usual. You switch things up a bit, but focus on developing skills that will be useful for the planned fights.

    >Also get our gladiatrixes to think up their finishing moves and how to apply them. Set a day up for this.
    Slicks points out that, while her tail isn't much practical use in a fight, humans don't have them. She tries out various impractical grappling moves.

    Antonina has no idea where to begin, but warms up to the idea of sitting on shoulders because it's straightforward.

    Septimia starts wearing her elbow wrap more often.

    >Make a bit of a point to put in a few spars with Slicks being unarmed so she knows how to put those teeth and claws to better use if it comes down to it.

    Once you verify that Slicks can bite you without drawing blood, this goes very well.

    Fight day arrives!
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    >You are basically pic related, but in a dress and with hands and shit.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)05:08 No.14643007
    Scrubs, scrubs. Scrubs, other scrubs. Scrubs, a concussion. Snacks are consumed.

    You are back(under?)stage, shouting things. Septimia is giving Antonina a quieter version of your speech about how nobody is dying and this is exactly like the drills. Slicks is doing some light stretches, but she isn't up for another few fights yet, whereas Septimia and Antonina are next.

    Both teams are called to their respective entrances. Your team's opponents are armed with tridents. One is trailing behind the other slightly.

    Shit to yell from the sidelines?
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:10 No.14643015
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:10 No.14643016
    "Remember the drills, stick to your basics and for gods sake keep your guard up!"
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:11 No.14643017
    Gang up on one! Double team'em! Not able to beat your opponent? Switch opponents! Remember the basics!
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:11 No.14643022

    Can we still place bets?
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:13 No.14643025
    Tridents: Block the first thrust and GET IN THEIR FACES!
    >One is trailing behind the other slightly.
    Use the old wrasslin' strategy of focusing on the trailin one taking special 'care' to attack the legs. Once she's immobilized, take out the other one. THEN FINISH BOTH OF THEM WITH A DOUBLE FINISHER AT THE SAME TIME!
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:16 No.14643032
    Question: Is there any noticeable reason one is trailing behind, such as a limp or some type of detrimental physical condition?

    If so, then yell "The back one looks weak!"

    "The trident might have reach, but if you can get in close past them, it's all fucked for them! Just watch the range!"

    Also if possible, bet 5 SP on our girls winning. Though I suppose a higher bet is ok with me if others agree.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:16 No.14643036
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)05:16 No.14643040
    At the expense of yelling shit into the arena right this instant you may instead yell shit at a bookie. Odds are currently even; you checked the stats. You have 39 SP.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)05:17 No.14643048
    >Is there any noticeable reason one is trailing behind, such as a limp or some type of detrimental physical condition?

    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:17 No.14643049
    Or as much as we can bet.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:18 No.14643054
    Nah, yell at the girls. One's inexperienced, she'll need the coaching.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:18 No.14643055
    If we must bet, I would have to say we bet 5 sp MAX on anything. Other than this I would also like to know what we see about the condition of our opponents.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)05:19 No.14643060
    Listed money is money budgeted for the purpose of being spent to create more money. You have additional, non-spendable money that lets you eat food and such.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:21 No.14643064

    This. We can put money down, and let it ride big another time, but for now, it might be safe to make sure the team with the new girl does good.

    Let's save the betting for Slicks' fight, since hers might fetch a bit more for being an FFA where a lot of managers have money riding.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)05:31 No.14643096
    >Other than this I would also like to know what we see about the condition of our opponents.

    They're decently equipped and don't seem to be complete fuckups. If you had to guess, the one in the back is more confident in the abilities of the one in front than she is of herself.

    You yell at the conveniently passing by bookie, who is scribbling shit down and exchanging money for money documents. 5 SP: spent.

    Meanwhile: Septimia and Antonina charge, splitting apart moments before coming into range. The gladiatrix in the front goes for Septimia, who stops short. She realizes her mistake and swings the shaft of her trident around to club Antonina, but receives a pre-emptive clubbing on the arm before she can finish. Septimia, of course, immediately moved into position to kick her legs out from under her. Down she goes.

    The gladiatrix in the back is very slightly out of reach. Oops.

    Shouting time.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:33 No.14643100

    Does the first gladiator still look like she has any fight left in her?
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:35 No.14643110
    Remember the drills, stick to your basics and for gods sake keep your guard up!
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)05:35 No.14643112
    She's on the ground, probably winded.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:36 No.14643116

    Yell to them to club her in the stomach. Keep her down and out
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:36 No.14643117
    "Sept go for the one in back! Antonina, pummel the one on the ground with the club and make sure she stays down!"
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:37 No.14643125
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:39 No.14643127
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:40 No.14643136
    I'd follow this up with her finisher ( name: the facehugger, the STD)
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)05:51 No.14643168
    "The one on the ground is the dangerous one! Make her stay where she is Antonina!"

    Antonina lands a couple of inaccurate but powerful blows with her club before pouncing, planting her shins on her opponent's shoulders and pinning her. She raises her club to strike her downed opponent's face, only to stop when her opponent goes limp as visibly as possible, despite being fully conscious.

    Septimia advances, parrying a trident thrust and entering a grapple with her opponent, who is stuck uselessly shoving her back with the trident's handle. A few moments later, she absorbs a headbutt. Shortly after that, Septimia knocks her to the ground and she drops her weapon, holding her empty hand in front of her and looking up at Septimia.

    It seems like you overestimated those two. Or possibly you underestimated your own girls.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:53 No.14643180
    Hey, I didn't underestimate crap. I wanted to bet all the money. And make'em face tough opponents.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:54 No.14643182

    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:56 No.14643188
    Time for humiliation move. Nothing too mean or degrading for the opponent. Straddle her or something. Make it look sexy.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)05:58 No.14643196

    Well, at least 5 gold earned.

    Some gain better than none.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)05:59 No.14643202
    >Time for humiliation move. Nothing too mean or degrading for the opponent. Straddle her or something.
    >Antonina lands a couple of inaccurate but powerful blows with her club before pouncing, planting her shins on her opponent's shoulders and pinning her.

    Well, counting current winnings, you have 43 shiny SP to work with. After checking on Septimia and Antonina and offering congratulations, you have just enough time to give a pep talk and throw money at the bookie.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)06:03 No.14643213
    4. The arena has to make money too. Still, it's basically free money for you.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:04 No.14643217
    "Remember, no theatrics until you have brought it down to one on one. Weave through the crowd, don't get stuck in a corner and don't stand out as the toughest until the end."

    I would rather not bet in the free for all, to many variables. Unless we can bet on how many Slicks can knock down, then bet that she beats at least two.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:05 No.14643220
    5sp for SsssS finishing 2nd or higher in the FFA is the bet i think we should make
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:05 No.14643221

    15 SP this time (too high? someone else say something).
    Tell Slicks:

    "Keep your guard up at all times, and if you can, see if you can make the others wear each other down by letting them fight themselves before you move in for the kill." (not kill literally, just as a figure of speech)
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)06:07 No.14643224
    You can bet on a winner or on how many opponents Slicks personally takes down. Everything else encourages turtling, so they don't allow it. There are five other fighters, all of them competent-seeming no-names.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:10 No.14643236

    Eyeball the competition.

    What do our experience tells us about these fighters?

    I'm tempted to just go 5 gold on her to show our faith.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:10 No.14643237
    Then bet she can knock down two opponents at 5sp is what I would say, and a further 5 that she comes in first.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)06:13 No.14643244
    >What do our experience tells us about these fighters?
    None of them are worth writing off or ignoring. You're pretty sure Slicks is in the top three, possibly higher.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:16 No.14643255
    I'll second this. Slicks'll probably take down 2, but unsure if she'll be first but hell its a bet on faith, and the first bet will cover the second.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)06:21 No.14643277
    You yell more loudly than the surrounding people and harass the bookie into taking multiple specific bets, before taking Slicks aside and sharing everything you've observed about the competition.

    Due to the large number of fighters, they all enter from the same barred door and spread out into a circle, waiting for the signal, which happens soon after they are in position. Slicks is between the strongest fighter by your judgement, and one of the weaker ones.

    Phase: Yelling
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:23 No.14643288
    "Stick to knocking out the lesser, let the two tough ones weaken each other!"
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:25 No.14643296

    Not so specific. No need to let our plan be seen through.

    Just yell to her to go take out the weaker one based on her left/right.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:26 No.14643300
    Anything she can hear the enemy combatants in the arena can hear too. Do we really want to let them know what we're thinking?
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:28 No.14643306

    "Bleed the weak!"
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)06:35 No.14643328
    You indicate, as subtley as possible, who Slicks should be going after.

    "Heeeeeeeeeeer! Get that one! Go go!"

    Luckily, many people are yelling many things.

    Slicks goes. She sets up her strike, feints, dodges a swung net, and... trades blows with her opponent as they both swing simultaneously.

    Slicks' blow glances off her opponent's arm guard harmlessly. Her opponent's sword cuts across her armor, then keeps going, grazing her thigh. There's no such thing as "just a scratch."

    Luckily, it seems that everyone else is busy elsewhere for the moment.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:41 No.14643363
    We need to start learning the girls some gnoll.

    "Keep your guard UP!"
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:45 No.14643380
    "Just a flesh wound! Tear that bitches eyes out!"
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)06:50 No.14643410
    Slicks closes to grappling range, opening her mouth at a 120 degree angle and hissing.

    Her opponent flinches. This earns her a backhand club swing to the jaw. She spins in midair and is unconscious before she limply connects with the ground.

    In the background, one of the other, less memorable fighters goes down with a gash in her arm from the fighter on the opposite side of Slicks.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:58 No.14643449
    Need to make note of that for training.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:58 No.14643452

    Damn why did we never think of Slicks hissing before? Big lizardfolk mouth hiss is some serious shit.


    "Take out the big one while she's distracted with that weakling! Club to the head!"
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)06:58 No.14643454
    Jump her quick! If you can suckerpunch and knock her out you can take a short breather.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)07:08 No.14643503
    Slicks charges. She must be aware that the longer this goes, the worse it looks for her.

    Unfortunately, her opponent is quite nimble -- or on closer examination, confusing. She's difficult to keep track of, constantly bluffing as to her next move.

    Fortunately, Slicks has figured out that passive, boring parries are the most reliable defense. All of the feints in the world do no good against them.

    Slicks' counter attack strikes her in the side, and she follows with a shield bash that sends her to the ground.

    On the other side of the arena, the two other fighters are still struggling. There's no obvious winner, but someone's buckler is lying on the ground, so one of them has to be making progress.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)07:13 No.14643532

    "Wait it out, then finish the one who's left before she can recover!"
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)07:15 No.14643548
    Make sure those who are down stay down. Let those two tire themselves out.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)07:18 No.14643569

    Have her try to bind her wounds now.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)07:22 No.14643588
    Slicks waits, drawing out the struggle with her winded opponent, using her tail to trip her up and torment her, probably secretly hoping that the other two don't realize her ploy.

    It works. But by the time a victor emerges, Slicks is favoring her leg noticably, whereas her opponent is only mildly banged up. After a brief period where both wait for the other to attack, Slicks is entangled in her opponent's net and knocked to the ground. She drops her weapons in submission; she obviously has no fight left in her.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)07:23 No.14643593
    End of part 2! E-mail in field, send a message to be added to the update list. Next time, I'm starting earlier. My ability to write words and communicate thoughts isn't too good at this point.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 04/19/11(Tue)07:24 No.14643600
    Wait no, there it is.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)07:25 No.14643604

    No Slicks no!

    2nd place....eh........not as bad as it coulda been.

    Note: More leg armor.

    Goodnight folks.

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