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    141 KB Gladiatrix Manager Quest 6 gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)00:59 No.14830436  
    You are a gnoll, captured and sold in your youth. Your name is Gneutered. You got the nickname in the early days of your arena fighting slave career, and it stuck. You accepted it as your legal name when you earned your freedom. Because you only know one line of work, you stayed in the arena fight business. The difference? Now you're the one giving the orders.

    Your career has been going well. You've trained some slaves, earned some wins, and made a reasonable amount of money considering the amount of time you've been managing fighters.

    After a few successful fights, Marianus, the arena's manager, offered you a death match against a fighter he described as a pushover. He offered to pay you exorbitantly. Something about it made you suspicious, and you turned down the offer. Then, to see what would happen, you bet on the pushover and coached her from backstage, allowing to just barely take the win -- and keep her own life.

    Apparently, the woman was an aristocrat named Volcatia whose husband, after becoming angry with her family, had her declared insane, sold into slavery, and bought by a proxy, who sends her to deathmatches she has no hope of surviving.
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    Her family is paying you to keep her alive while they attempt to legally free her. In the last game, your new slave subdued her and refused to kill her, at your orders. This went over badly with the crowd and arena management, but you can probably recover.

    After being followed by two strange men, you decided to go on the offensive. You reported your findings to Volcatia's family, receiving 150 SP for your success, Maximus or "Mr. Brick" as a temporary security measure, and information on Volcatia's owner. Then you talked your way into his house and tried your best to sell him on gladiatrix training for Volcatia. As you have caught the interest of his two friends -- one of whom proposes a demonstration, featuring Slicks -- he can't get rid of you as easily as he would like, and you can keep talking for the moment.

    Previous threads:
    Thread 1: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14630047/
    Thread 2: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14641861/
    Thread 3: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14712324/
    Thread 4: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14721967/
    Thread 5: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14772442/
    Thread 6: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14784026/

    Current inventory:
    -239 SP
    -Human Slave (Septimia, left) - convict, top-tier novice
    -Lizardfolk Slave (SSssS/"Slicks," below) - sold into slavery, top-tier novice
    -Human Slave (Antonina, right) - convict, middle-tier novice
    -Human Slave (Eunice, not shown) - low-tier novice
    -tail knife
    -weighted chain
    -heavy shield
    -club x3
    -buckler x3
    -spear x3
    -armor x4
    -slave housing (4/5 spaces occupied)
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)01:04 No.14830468
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    You are currently standing in Priscus' (Volcatia's owner) courtyard. It is a nice day. You are saying words as quickly as you can think of them. This will only work for a little while, so you should probably either organize your demonstration, or come up with another clever thing to do.
    >> Sirbrigz 05/06/11(Fri)01:07 No.14830494
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    You tell me what the other slaves look like right now!
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)01:11 No.14830544
    Oh shit! Also thanks for doing that one request.

    Eunice has black hair that goes down to her jawline, pale skin, freckles, and is skinnyfatmode and pretty young. Volcatia is in her mid thirties and is the most cliche thin-faced roman aristocrat imaginable, aside from the dramatically reduced effort that goes into her appearance at the moment.

    You are pic related. And not a slave, but I have a picture, so here it goes.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)01:12 No.14830553
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    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)01:13 No.14830559
    Hey, we actually look pretty civil for a gnoll.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)01:13 No.14830565
    Hey, I drew that! I had a hunch it was for this quest. I've been semi-following it. Thanks for using it bro.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)01:15 No.14830580
    >liche thin-faced roman aristocrat
    To clarify: long wavy brown hair, roman nose, dem cheekbones, pointy. Our cliche systems may not be the same.

    Gmq: making three posts where one would do.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)01:16 No.14830592
    No problem. I love the coloring. Thanks for doing it.

    It took a lot of practice. And rote memorization of facial expressions. And rote memorization of what things are ok to sniff.
    >> Taffer 05/06/11(Fri)01:29 No.14830696
    Start the demonstration between Slicks and Sept. Antonia is to assist them. Eunice is to watch. Too inexperienced to show off. Let's give a good show. Also, tell the girls not to do anything that will injure or otherwise impair themselves. Light bruises are OK, but nothing more than that.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)01:30 No.14830706
    So we want to purchase Volcatia from him if at all possible, if that doesn't work we'll want to at least take over her training and put her in with our girls so she is less likely to die. If both of these offers are refused at least we'll have some ammunition with which to slander him. We'll want to hold off on asking to purchase her until after we have given a demonstration of our gladiatrixes in action and stated our confidence that we could train her to be an amazing gladiatrix.
    >> Sirbrigz 05/06/11(Fri)01:31 No.14830711
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    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)01:43 No.14830808
    Sensing that you might be running low on things to say, you decide to get the demonstration started. Slicks, being the fighter that Priscus' friend mentioned, gets one spot, and Septimia gets the other, as she is the only other fighter on her level.

    You briefly take both fighters aside and quietly tell them to pull their punches as much as they can without it being noticeable. Both of them pick up light shields, and Septimia takes her club while Slicks takes her chain.

    They head to the area with the most space, and you give the signal to start. They circle around each other, trading careful swings and parries.

    You stand next to Priscus, slap his arm, gesture to the fight, lean towards his ear, and make whispered comments about the advanced techniques and counters in play.

    Septimia goes on the offense, swinging her club, but Slicks is too fast. Unexpectedly, she charges into close range as well, landing an elbow shot to Septimia's side. The two grapple, then separate, unable to gain an advantage either way. When Slicks goes on the offensive, she is countered in turn -- but she absorbs a club blow to the stomach, and falls to the ground, unable to get up. Septimia looks a bit surprised; apparently she hit a bit harder than she meant to.

    "See? Any of those blows could have taken your girl out. Experience always beats enthusiasm and talent. Of course, if you have both..."

    Priscus' friends agree. Priscus, looking for a way to minimize the damage, makes a grunt of noncommittal agreement as well.

    Time to be a big pain in the ass and insist on some details.

    You tried this, publicly, after Eunice subdued Volcatia in the "deathmatch." It did not work. Priscus is almost certainly employed by Volcatia's former husband.

    Oh shit, thanks for this.
    >> Sirbrigz 05/06/11(Fri)01:47 No.14830839
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    You are welcomw
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)01:55 No.14830902

    Start explaining just how much better we can make her, how we can make her fights that much better, have her win him some serious money with her matches.
    >> Taffer 05/06/11(Fri)01:56 No.14830913
    Hmm, can we lease her from Priscus? We pay him 15-20 SP a week so we can train her. A day before the games start we can retrun her to Pricsus.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)02:05 No.14830981
    You point out that your girls have all shown drastic improvement after just one month of working with you. And that your best two can handle any opponent in their league.

    You propose a daily training session, for free, with your girls. You even offer to pay him to borrow Volcatia. This is too much for Priscus, who nearly attempts to throw you out personally. Luckily, his friend intervenes, politely inserting himself between the two of you to calm Priscus down.

    They talk, privately. When they finish, Priscus agrees to let Volcatia have a short, daily workout. With Slicks. You gather that Priscus' friend owes him for this, badly. Firstborn child badly.

    You smile and leave. You don't usually open your mouth to smile on account of the looks it gets you, but you can't help it this time.

    To do list:
    -Meeting with Marianus in two weeks to
    -Volcatia training sessions
    -Regular training sessions
    -other stuff, as desired

    Eeeee look at that.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)02:11 No.14831022
    >-Meeting with Marianus in two weeks to sign up for fights (requires less immediate attention)
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:18 No.14831076
    What's this guys obsession with Slicks? Does he think that since she is a Lizardwoman, that she is going to go all tribal and kill Vol for him.

    That's racist.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:19 No.14831088

    Put some thought into what sort of fighting style and training would help Volcatia best. She's the one in the deathmatches and we don't have as long to help her due to having to work around her owner, so it would be good to put a bit of a focus on her.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:20 No.14831099

    Sounds like that's exactly what he thinks.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:24 No.14831128
    I recommend teaching Volcatia exercise techniques so she can workout away from our short training sessions.

    Also feed her, just in case her owner is withholding food in an attempt to weaken her.

    Finally, have Volcatia slaughter things like chickens or a maybe a goat once every training session, to heighten her killer instinct. Use the meat to feed our gladiatrixes.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:26 No.14831148

    Good idea on the food and exercise techniques. We only get a little time with her, so teaching her stuff to do in her own time would be a very good idea.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:29 No.14831176
    For the games, we should put Slicks or Sept up for a deathmatch. They are so far above the competition at this level that it is a safe bet that they will survive, and it will be a good way to regain faith with the audience we slighted last games.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)02:36 No.14831217
    You go home.

    Maximus has decided that it's best that he sleep on the floor in your doorway, barring objections. He's slightly concerned that, should shit go down, that your slaves will be in danger, or at best, unable to help. They're housed in separate rooms, locked at night, in a larger area that shares a wall with your house, but requires you to go outside in order to access. It's probably fine for now, but if you're feeling paranoid, you should come up with a few emergency procedures and rehearse them.

    Morning training goes normally. You've developed a routine, and everyone else has accepted it. After some warmups, it's time to visit Volcatia. You leave Maximus in charge. The girls can mostly supervise themselves and get something done while you're gone.

    Priscus' doorman waves you in, and you greet Priscus once you can find him. One of his friends you saw the other day is here too. In fact, Priscus quickly leaves, citing important business, leaving you alone with Volcatia and his friend.

    You have the two fighters go over basic defenses and attacks. Volcatia, with constant, shouted assistance, does fine.

    Next, you have them do some simple, repeatable exercises that Volcatia can do on her own. It's almost a waste for Slicks, but she serves as a decent model of proper technique for most of them.

    Judging by Priscus' friend's reaction, this is absolutely fascinating.

    Volcatia is eating, but she isn't on your fighters program of overeating and exercise. You take note of this and make plans to slip her something extra on the way out. You also give her a chicken to decapitate, because it can't hurt, even if she did have to kill before.

    This was definitely a good use of your time. You can do anything you consider relevant, or simply continue until your time is up, leave, and fast forward two weeks with training guidelines, assuming you have no particularly complicated plans.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:36 No.14831219

    If we are doing that we are arming them to the teeth and making sure they are prepared. Better or not, we don't want to see them taken out by a suprise competent opponent.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:39 No.14831250

    See if we can talk to the friend about combat and such things next time we are there demonstrating. He clearly is interested in watching at least and it would be good to have someone there to help make sure she is allowed to practice and such. Even if he likely has little power.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:42 No.14831273
    >You go home.
    No, you. And take your shitty tranfic with you.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 05/06/11(Fri)02:49 No.14831310
    haters gonna hate, just hide this thread if you hate it so much, lord no-fun.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:52 No.14831332
    There's a difference between being a tranny and forcing your shit fetish into everything you do at all moments in your entire life. This fucking bullshit is exactly the same as the furry shit you bitch about so much and I for one am tired of every 3 posts on /tg/ being someone wanking it to their ladyboy fetish.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:53 No.14831337
    Guys, this interested friend is the husband I'm betting!
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:53 No.14831342

    Where is the transvestism? Last I checked we were a gnoll.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:55 No.14831354
    God DAMN, /tg/ can bitch about anything.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)02:55 No.14831356
    Over the next few weeks, you continue the same training program. Volcatia shows solid signs of improvement, but you can tell that it's mostly because she's starting from such a low skill level that any tiny bit of advice can help her.

    Priscus pays minimal attention to you, but his friend always shows up on time and stays until the end. He's very much in favor of the training sessions, though he doesn't know very much about the games specifically, and actually seems a bit put off by the violence. Gradually, he absorbs a bit of information on the subject from you. Though it takes a while, as he's rather shy, you find out about his line of work (paying people to build things, an industry that apparently never runs out of demand).

    The two weeks before your meeting with Marianus pass. You walk into his office, carrying the usual paperwork and making the usual plans.

    "Oh, it's you."

    Well, this could be better.

    "You're making quite the name for yourself... or at least your girls are. I've had a lot of managers request 'anyone but one of those three' as an opponent. So, it's either time for your top three girls to move up the ladder, or I can MAYBE pull some strings and squeeze them into a team fight where they're outnumbered a bit."

    He hasn't mentioned the deathmatch that ended in bruises, at least.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 05/06/11(Fri)02:57 No.14831365
    there's no sex in the quests, rager. I see that your eyes have been blinded by rage, but I assure you that there has never been any attempts at sexualizing anthropomorphic characters in this quest.
    The gnoll's decently dressed and is neutered, and the snakewoman doesn't even have boobs!
    I think you have been on 4chan too long, dude. Chill. Hide the thread if you hate it that much. It will be better for the both of us. Why spend the rage in this thread when you can spew it at legit troll threads on /tg/?
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:57 No.14831366
    A neutered one at that. We technically have no gender at all.

    But really, this friend of Priscus is the husband. We should talk to him about his interest in the matches and if he goes and watches the fights. I sense it to be so, for the plot hook is dangling so close it is pulling my eyelids.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:57 No.14831367

    Overwhelming odds sounds good. Give one last glorious fight before they move up the ranks.
    >> Perverted (and Paranoid) White Knight 05/06/11(Fri)02:57 No.14831372
    . . . Wow.

    At any rate, regarding Volc's Death-matches, I had the idea before of getting Marianus in on the deal with Volc's parents.

    Would this work?
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)02:59 No.14831384
    I think we should set up Priscus' friend for a little date with Slicks.

    Or something. Wring some information out of him. You know, gently.
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    >> Indonesian Gentleman 05/06/11(Fri)03:00 No.14831400
    Slicks as a part-time eavesdrop? Yep. We need to gather more data on this 'friend'.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)03:01 No.14831403
    Agreed with this, a three on five sounds just the thing.

    Also, fuck, we time skipped to soon. I was sure he is the husband playing dumb and dressing below his rank. Have we been training Eunice in pure Net, Club and Grapple techniques like I had asked to focus her on?
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)03:05 No.14831432
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    don't feed the troll idiot
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)03:19 No.14831526
    You put down Septimia, Slicks, and Antonina against five scrubs. Eunice (barring objections) will fight 1v1.

    You tell Marianus that there's a lot of money in organizing the right sorts of deathmatches with the right sorts of opponents. You wink, a process which your face isn't built for and takes several seconds. You do it again to be sure.

    Apparently he hasn't forgotten the last fight. Or your speech. You manage to calm him down, barely, and tell him that you merely wanted to connect him with a big pile of money from some nice, important people, and save the life of a poor helpless abused slave girl in the process.

    He says "There sure is a lot of money in picking the right matchups." He looks at you meaningfully. You are suddenly aware that, though you are swimming in money by your own standards, you can't very well out-bribe an aristocrat.

    The next day, you explain your plan to Slicks, and strategically leave her alone with Priscus' friend, using the excuse of needing to work with Volcatia one on one with a little bit more space.

    You find out the following:
    -Priscus' friend seems to have been unaware that Priscus even had an arena slave until you showed up.
    -Priscus' friend likes to stand about a foot closer to whoever he is talking to than the standard human distance.
    -Humans touch each other sometimes, right? This is normal?
    -Talking to Priscus' friend is difficult. Squeezing words out of him is hard work. Silences ensue. Slicks has trouble making human noises, but she found herself being the talkative one. She's fairly sure she did something wrong and is apologetic about not being able to get more out of him.

    It looks like this guy is a dead end. A really, really, really gross dead end.

    You can pursue any leads you feel like, skip to the fights, or a combination of the two.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)03:26 No.14831581
    Ok, that was a bust... This creep is trying to get in Slick's pants... I am at a loss of what to do, so I guess tell the parents of Vol what we have done so far and see if they can't provide a better face to Marianus to get him to get the right sort of people fighting. Have we made any progress in teaching the girls Gnoll during the week? How are they liking the art supplies and technicus?
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)03:26 No.14831588
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    stop trolling this thread
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)03:38 No.14831668
    >Have we been training Eunice in pure Net, Club and Grapple techniques like I had asked to focus her on?

    >How are they liking the art supplies and technicus?
    Very well! Slicks particularly likes painting. Everything she produces is incredibly complex and completely incomprehensible.

    Maximus gets in on the Tacticus, as he has a bit of experience with it, and soon the girls are able to comprehend the simpler attacks and counters. He even brings his own hat a few days in.

    Everyone has a lot of down time, because you can only exercise so many hours a day, and having free time activities seems to really help the mood.

    >Have we made any progress in teaching the girls Gnoll during the week?
    Never got a majority vote on this. You can start now, if you want.

    You visit Volcatia's parents and report your findings. They immediately make plans to send someone to make a deal with Marianus.

    Confirm learning gnoll (or don't). This is your last chance to make pre-fight arrangements, too, or handle other things.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)03:44 No.14831724
    We have 239sp right, why not get our girls some upgraded gear. Right now all they have is leather and wooden clubs and shields right? What would it cost to equip them with metal maces and metal ribboned shields and studded armor?
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)03:47 No.14831744
    Definitely yes on learning Gnoll, gives them and us a secret method of communication. Make sure our three fighters know that they need to really fight as a group to nullify the other's number advantage, if they take one down make sure she stays down for the fight, the enemy will be unorganized rabble, stay together and don't let them swarm or gang up. The question is whether we want to start the mud-slinging campaign on Volcatia's owner now ot wait until the someone her parents sent has started to make a deal with him.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)03:49 No.14831751
    Shields and maces will go for 10 SP each. Armor is trickier -- there are a lot of regulations on acceptable armor types. The gist is "nothing that remotely resembles or approaches military grade armor in quality." Getting better equipment there will probably require you to get custom work done, and possibly even custom designs.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)03:51 No.14831765
    Oh, and you have the equipment listed here. The weighted chain and tail knife are for Slicks, and the shield is for Antonina. Eunice is specialized in using the net and club. Other than those limits, your fighters can use any of your equipment just fine. You cycle them through all of it to teach them counter tactics.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)03:58 No.14831810
    Ok, lets leave the armor for after the fight, but buy the maces and shields now, let them train with it for the two weeks. First thing to do as well durring the training is to teach them the Gnoll for some maneuvers to pull during the fight.

    I was thinking this, when we say a code word the two of the girls side rush the target of the third and go for a double swing at the head and legs. the target that they attack will change depending on how we say the code word. One for Slicks' opponent, a variation for Antonina's opponent and the last variation for Septimia.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)04:06 No.14831856
    At some point we should look into either finding a better building to work out of, or getting our place remodeled to be a bit more secure.

    Nothing that can't wait, though.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)04:06 No.14831861
    A good idea would be to go watch the games of higher caliber gladiatrixes to scope out the competition and get familiar with the arena. Our slaves will be moving up to that level soon, and it would help to be more prepared.

    Also, I don't trust Marianus. 3 on 5 sounds like a setup to punish us for the stunt we pulled last games. We should make sure the slaves are ready for things to get out of control very quickly, when that time comes.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)04:09 No.14831876
    So the plan for the weapons upgrade is thus, Metal Shields and Maces for Slicks, Antonina and Septimia but keep Slicks with her chain for the 3v5.
    Keep Eunice with her standard gear, Net and Club. We want her to become a grandmaster with it, using it like a whip a shield and find some way to humiliate her downed opponent.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)04:14 No.14831901
    You buy maces and heavy shields for everyone that isn't specializing in other equipment.

    You also start the process of teaching the girls gnoll. They obviously aren't going to get the hang of it in two weeks, so you focus on having them distinguish between the different noises, and memorize key words and phrases that you tie to the maneuvers and tactics you practice.

    Fight day. In order, Eunice is against a scrub, Volcatia is against... someone... and the rest of the squadron is outnumbered nearly two to one.

    Betting? Barring anything clever, things to yell at Eunice?
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)04:15 No.14831906
    We have an irc set up at channel #GladiatrixManager if you guys want to join the talk there. I am currently asking about how much our girls have earned us and it comes to around 175sp. I am asking how many ranks of fighters their are so we can set a monetary goal for our girls to earn their freedom.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)04:19 No.14831934
    Our standard 5sp on Eunice, and lets get crazy and say 10sp on each of our three going against the 5. No betting on Vol this round.

    Eunice, this is your first real fight, you are to go full out and not hold back. Use that net like a whip to blind your opponent from a distance and quickly close in to kneecap her. Trap her weapon in your net and rip it from her hand. If you can manage it, hog tie her in the end.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)04:27 No.14831974
    So I have done some number crunching, our girls have earned us on average 58sp each aside from Eunice who has yet to earn from fighting. And I have come up with a goal for the girls to reach to earn their freedom 650sp to earn their freedom. We could set up a board and mark how much they have earned from each fight and how much they have left to get free.

    We can currently only house 5 slaves, I would say we upgrade our house to hold more when we earn enough to do so. What would that cost and how long would construction take?
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)04:40 No.14832030
    Eunice walks out of her entrance. Though you know her skills are still a bit shaky in some areas, she looks like she's capable of doing what you say.

    Of course, her opponent looks like she's capable of sticking her with a spear. No scared first timer here.

    They circle each other a bit. Eunice stays out of the way. Eventually, Eunice's opponent gets nervous and lunges. Eunice swings her net in an arc, and it wraps around the spear as it passes by.

    There's a short tug of war, followed immediately by a shoulder rush from Eunice that pretty much eliminates any chance of the spear coming into play any time soon. Eunice shoves her opponent, twisting around and sending both spear and net to the ground.

    From there, it's all over. Eunice gives her opponent a few bruising strikes, then tackles her to the ground, tangling her up in the net once again and leaving her helplessly tied up. Standing up, Eunice puts her foot down on her former opponent's back and raises her fists, not bothering to extract an official submission from her. The people who showed up early enough to see it are entertained.

    Eunice has to untie her opponent to retrieve her net before exiting, but the bit before that was good. Hopefully that will be the one that sticks in people's heads.

    Volcatia is next. You're not sure exactly how this is going to go. She's more prepared than she's ever been, but it really comes down to how well her parents managed Marianus.

    Evidence suggests they did so very well. Volcatia's opponent looks like she might die on her own if left for a week. She's underweight and pale. Her owner might actually be trying to make a profit on a discount slave purely on the base pay.

    Still, like Volcatia, she's got a sword, and one desperate flail can be lethal, either immediately or from the recipients inability to fight back further.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)04:42 No.14832048
    >What would that cost and how long would construction take?
    Probably 100 SP per extra room, and one to two months. You would eventually just run out of physical space, though you're not in any danger of that yet.
    >> Sirbrigz 05/06/11(Fri)04:44 No.14832069
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    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)04:46 No.14832080
    I say we keep quiet for this match. Lets do some crowd scanin for our some of our most favorite of people right now. I am talking of course our three spys and Priscus.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)04:48 No.14832091
    On that note, just what constitutes our current dwellings? Just rooms for 5 slaves, a (walled?) training area and a room for Gneutered?

    "Don't underestimate a desperate one!"
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)04:50 No.14832098
    >On that note, just what constitutes our current dwellings? Just rooms for 5 slaves, a (walled?) training area and a room for Gneutered?
    You've got a kitchen and common area, too, but yes.

    I love this and I am really amused by how cute everyone seems to want Gneutered to be.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)04:51 No.14832102
    That is awesome, great work at the details. I would like to request some of the fights if at all possible.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)05:04 No.14832164
    You give Volcatia some minimal directions -- mostly encouragement and review -- before turning your attention to the stands.

    A few seconds of scanning the crowd reveals Priscus, and with him, the friend who convinced him to let you train Volcatia. The spies are nowhere to be seen.

    Back in the arena, it appears your confidence was well placed. Volcatia's opponent seems to be having trouble holding her sword up, and she's reacting a bit slowly. After some circling, and a wild swing from her opponent, Volcatia lunges, scoring a hit with the tip of her sword. Her opponent cries out, dropping her guard and allowing Volcatia to score a second hit. After she drops to the ground, when Volcatia realizes she will have to finish the job, you find yourself involuntarily looking at the floor.

    In your entire career, you've only actually killed four in the arena. One of them was an accident. You remember all of them. Volcatia is nowhere near your experience level, but she's on her second dead body. It's worrying, even from the safe distance you see it from.

    A few fights go by, and then it's time for your team. Their opponents seem to be from different trainers. There are two that you aren't worried about armed with clubs and bucklers, but the one with the sword looks dangerous. The final two, while unimpressive, are at least sort of beefy, which is its own special kind of dangerous.

    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)05:11 No.14832210
    Let us get rid of the flies first to bring it to a three on three. I don't like the look of that sword, so we will go after her next then the beefy broads.

    Her is what you do, Antonia you and Slicks go after one of the flies and Septimia the other. Split the weaker up and then go into it like this; Slicks handles the sword with your chain. Use the reach to keep out of her range. Antonia you and Septimia try to fight the beefy broads together. Disarm them and play keep away. Listen for the Code Word and converge on the target as planed.
    >> Sirbrigz 05/06/11(Fri)05:12 No.14832213
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    It's better then looking at this.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)05:12 No.14832216
    Say what you want about having her kill a chicken or a goat at the end of her training, but one of the hardest things to do with a blade is to learn how deep to push it in order to kill something. People think it is easy, that the flesh simply parts and the creature dies. Not true. Once the blade starts cutting into the sinew, muscles, and bones of an animal, it takes a lot of force, and a lot more will, to get it done.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)05:17 No.14832244
    I get the feeling of the two beefy broads is to tacke, takedown, or otherwise tie up one or two of our broads while the girl with sword presses the advantage of her three on one.

    We need a startegy that protects our girls while negating their numbers. Dividing our numbers in order to target one or more of the opponents too early could result in disaster.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)05:20 No.14832257
    That is quite good. Exactly how I have pictured us to look. Great job!
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)05:21 No.14832262
    The convergence maneuver is only for one attack before they go back to fighting their own opponents.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)05:24 No.14832275
    rolled 26 = 26

    Hey OP,

    just wanted to tell you that I finally decided to read your Quest yesterday after putting it off since the first thread and I liked what I saw.
    At first I was apprehensive because the choice of the character did not sit well with me but after reading further on this became very interesting!
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)05:34 No.14832316
    You have a plan. That plan is going to work.

    It falls apart a little bit when the flies, as you have mentally named them, hide behind their more threatening teammates.

    Slicks does her part, keeping the sword-woman back with her constantly swinging chain -- temporarily. She parries the woman's charging attack at the last second, but it's close. Slicks starts to fight up close, bashing with her shield and using her chain as a rather bad set of brass knuckles, but she's merely holding out for now.

    Septimia and Antonina form their usual team, facing off against the braver two fighters. They advance and retreat as one, and the constant barrage of attacks proves too many for one of the women to parry. Antonina's mace catches one of them in the side of the head with a powerful blow, and she collapses in a heap.

    This does not help the morale of the rear-guard.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)05:40 No.14832340
    (In Gnoll)Dragon's Roar! Converge!

    Keep after the Files!

    They should ignore the stuff in common tongue and Slicks should go for terror tactic to get her attention with that trick as Septimia and Antonina flank Sword girl for a high low combo then going back to fighting their designated fighter.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)05:43 No.14832362
    On the remaining cow, have Sept break left and Ant go right, circle the cow, and try to smack down the flies. If the cow tries to focus on one, have the other one veer off-target and attack the exposed cow. I believe it is called cow tipping.

    Trust that Slicks can hold her own, one on one.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)05:48 No.14832381
    Nah, Slicks is sweating(As much a lizard can sweat anyway). Have them attack Lady Sword all at once using the code word and then do the beefy broad take down.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)05:49 No.14832388
    rolled 6 = 6


    lets make it a standard practice to bet on our own. About 10SP each fight or fighter?
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)05:51 No.14832395
    I wish I had a slowpoke reaction image.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)05:59 No.14832428
    Maybe he fell asleep.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)06:02 No.14832435
    Slicks struggles with her opponent. The best she can do is to grapple and stall. Given enough time, she might pull off a win, but that sword is dangerous. Every once in a while, it gets much too close for comfort.

    The sword woman is clearly the one to worry about. You shout out [ALL][SLICKSWISE], hoping to take out the main threat.

    Unfortunately, the sword woman wheels Slicks around rapidly. She's not quite in lizardfolk shield mode just yet, but the sword woman keeps her positioned between herself and your fighters for long enough that the rest of her team can get their shit together.

    The flies, realizing that their competent team member might go down any second, becoming unable to protect them, pick this moment to rush. It's a haphazard rush, but it's heartfelt.

    The bigger woman attacks with the flies, forcing Antonina to focus her full attention on the mass rush.

    Your team is surrounded, but holding together.
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    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:02 No.14832437
    Nope, just running some numbers and the typing up the fight. There is an irc at channel #GladiatrixManager if you wish to join. IRChighway[.]net has a free web version that is free and easy to use.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)06:03 No.14832444
    Yeah, I type slowly and roll a single physical die over and over. To do: single click maptool macros. Remind me of that.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)06:04 No.14832447
    Also, I think AAAAH LOOK AT THAT goes without saying, but regardless.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:05 No.14832454
    rolled 27 = 27

    I was reading the archives and noticed that the players almost never put bets.
    That's why I said to make it standard practice to at least bet small amounts
    >> Sirbriggz 05/06/11(Fri)06:08 No.14832465
    Here is a dice program if it is of any help.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:08 No.14832466
    I think we should concentrate on the swordswoman. She's obviously causing trouble by tying Slicks up.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:09 No.14832475
    Uhgg... I don't like this... OK the plan is this; Tackle through the two weak ones to get un-surrounded and regroup. Change partners. Slicks you go after the beefy broad while Septimia and Antonina take a shot at Sword Lady.

    Lead with a Dragon roar and make as if you are going to charge Sword Lady but then bust through the flies with Antonina and Sept. Try to take a swing at the flies but priority is to get to the outside.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:16 No.14832504
    The cow is with the flies, so I doubt bull-rushing them will be effective.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:16 No.14832505
    You are not reading hard enough. We make lots of bets.
    You are a True Bro! All Glory to the Bro who Draws!
    We are also surrounded. We should tell them to escape and have Slicks trade opponents with Sept and Antonina.

    Oh, call another convergence in Gnoll and add a cancel order attack weak ones to it. Instead of a full rush at Sword Lady it is a faint to target the flies.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)06:22 No.14832529

    Slicks can't get away to switch, but if Antonina and Septimia can give her some breathing room, it's doable. The two parry and back up as a group, then charge together.

    The sword woman is forced to let Slicks go in order to avoid being smeared across the arena floor. She blocks one blow with her buckler, and parries the other with her sword.

    Slicks wastes no time, hissing and hopping ten feet in a split second, popping up in the middle of the three weaker opponents. The biggest one raises her arms to parry the lizard teeth flying at her face, and gets a chain-wrapped fist in the stomach as a punishment for her mistake.

    Antonina and Septimia combined probably have an advantage. Slicks is either going to go berserk and eat everyone in her vicinity, or get dogpiled.

    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:30 No.14832572
    It is clear Slicks has huge speed/mobility advantage. Have her bound out of the group and see if the three she's dealing with follow her. If they turn back to help their compatriot, have Slicks attack their rear.

    That should give Sept and Ant enough time to finish off their opponent and make this a three on three fight.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:30 No.14832573
    Septimia should go for a disarm attack. A heavy mace is very hard to block with a sword. At best it might snap the blade. Sword Lady's shield is a wooden buckler, right. Antonina should hammer on that as hard as she can, make Sword Lady tired and bruised on that arm so she can not block as well.

    Slicks should go for a trip attack on on of the flies as she circles around so that the other two have to go over their fallen friend. This should give her some space and a chance to unhook her jaw and do the hiss to charge them when they flinch. Then go for a choke/body slam with her chain on beefy broad, Yelling the whole way down.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:31 No.14832578
    Can we get Ant to tank the two weenies with her heavy shield. Sept tangles with the swordswoman and slicks ko KOs the big one.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:34 No.14832593
    The swordswoman was giving Slicks problems, so who knows what wil happen one one one with Septimia. Better to mop up the swordswoman now, then risk letting the one bladed object in the opponents hands right now being in play longer than needed.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:34 No.14832594
    We need both to Hammer on Sword Lady while Slicks does her best to remember how her first free for all fight went. She is almost in the same exact fight from back then as she is now.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:37 No.14832612
    Good point, we need to remind Slicks of went wrong and get her focused and back on track.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:50 No.14832696
    I had a thought guys. Who was our trainer for our fighting days? Was he a slave like Priscus has? Is (s)he still alive?
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)06:51 No.14832699
    The sword woman feints at Antonina, then thrusts at Septimia, making it through her guard and sending a trickle of blood down her mace arm. It's just a scratch, but it's a reminder of how things can go badly in a moment.

    Of course, this works both ways. The woman's thrust at Septimia left her open to attack on the other side. Antonina's mace catches her full force under the arm, and she crumples to the ground.

    Slicks hops back a few feet, flailing around in all directions with her tail knife and chain. Nobody wants to be near her.

    From there, it's a simple matter of chasing down the weaker portion of the team, one to one. Antonina gets to perform her post-finisher, the STD, on the sword woman that gave the entire team so much trouble.

    Your total winnings for the day's fights amounts to 82 SP, though part of that was simply earning back the money you bet.

    And that concludes thread 7. Post anything you want to do at the beginning of thread 8 here. My e-mail is in the field if you want some warning when there's going to be a thread.
    >> gmq !!pyb5WSpixjT 05/06/11(Fri)06:54 No.14832719
    >Who was our trainer for our fighting days? Was he a slave like Priscus has? Is (s)he still alive?
    He's an employee of your former owner, and still alive, presumably.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)06:56 No.14832727
    Something to do before next session is to scope out the competition at the next level. Just to make sure our girls are ready for it.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)07:00 No.14832753
    I say we bring the girls out and have a fitting for new armor and a very good meal. Let them know that they will be going up in rank and that we will be sending them into tougher fights. They need to work hard to keep up with the more well funded team. Once we get back and talk with Volcatia's father to see how things are going for them and collect our 150sp, what say we revile the amount the girls have to earn for us to get their freedom. 650sp sound good to everyone? We are betting 10 sp on our advanced 3 and 5 sp on Eunice from now on as standard bets. Let them know that if they lose the money we lost on betting on them goes against their toltal earned. We should keep track of it on a board in the training area.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)07:06 No.14832787
    Speaking of armor, what do you think we should get embroidered on them? We need something that shows that those slaves our ours that are fighting.
    >> Anonymous 05/06/11(Fri)07:11 No.14832819
    I also had an idea for freedom requirements. After they reach 650 we ask them how much they want to have bet on themselves within reason and give them a percentile of the winnings as a parting gift.

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