Since the dawn of time, man has fought.

It is a world where names like Genghis Khan, Joan of Arc, King Richard the First, Oda Nobunaga, El Cid and John Dillinger were legends not only because of their circumstances but their great prowess in combat. Legends and myths form because of a man's commitment to the lethal arts, and that commitment itself allowed great men and women to mold the course of history.

The fictional world of MotM is a contemporary world that stands on the cusp of a revolution, where professional fighting has become popular enough over the past decades to dominate the world's attention as the professional sport. It's a world where martial artists can perform superhuman feats of dexterity, speed, resilience, spirit and strength, and are hailed as the modern superstars of popular culture.

Even so, some become uneasy at the dominance of the martial arts and its potential for great destruction. Even now, international megacorporations vie to compete with martial artists, fielding bizarre technology and weapons inspired by the techniques of fighters, making billions off of the concern of governments. Monsters, mutants, demons and killers stalk the darkness, waiting for their opportunity to strike. And casting over it all are the terrorists and cartels, whom hide in the airless, sunless spaces of the world, headed up by extremely powerful dictators with a taste for world domination.

But these aren't the only forces in the world. People exist of morals, strength and integrity. The outcast and the just alike stand against the forces of the dark, some selected by fate, by birth, by circumstance or even by the gods themselves. They are empowered and committed to protect the world as we know it from the forces of the dark.

A long road stretches ahead of you. You're just beginning your journey, but you know in your heart that you have the blood and the will of kings. Welcome to MotM: The Champion's Road.

New and improved, sporting brand new combat system elements, an all new, revamped theme that encompasses many of the most popular fighting games, and a brand new character creation dojo. Join the fight now by checking out our application process, read the most recent published scenes, or check us out at motm.kicks-ass.net, port 2002!!

Recent Changes

With all the new features, the combat system may be super intimidating for new players. But never fear -- we have a new Combat Intro to help you find your way!

With recent events, both Guilty Gear and BlazBlue have been woven into the tapestry of MotM's narrative. Check out our new theme files on Magic, Novus Orbis Librarium (NOL), and Sector Seven!

Resolve has been reworked, and in the process, the new ability Burst was born! Traits have been updated, as Efficient is rolled into Vigor, and a new Tireless trait is introduced. Also, some balance changes have been made to Analysis, Charging, Control, Imbued, Rush, Smash, and Vigor.

What's more, every character now has access to the new Effects -- including SHIFT, DASH, CAPTURE, and the Overdrive super effects. Check them out when you can!

Current Event - The Bell Tolls

Blood in the Streets

During the Rumble In The Streets tournament, the long-standing Yakuza clans were split into two warring factions. While the newer Akatsuki-gumi Yakuza sided with the manipulative Scarlet Dahlia (aka Honoka), the "old guard" Yakuza were honor-bound into siding with Duke Burkoff and Southtown Syndicate.

In the wake of losing high-profile politicians to "suicide" and other unfortunate incidents, Duke has decided to save face by lashing out at the Akatsuki. Confronting Dahlia, he managed to get captured and overpowered, but not before pulverizing Dahlia's leg. But Duke has returned, and has brought war with him. His goal? Drive the Akatsuki out of Japan's main island of Honshu, and secure the entire island under Syndicate control.

But Dahlia has her allies. The disgraced Lee Chaolan, in retaliation against Duke's actions toward Dahlia, has unleashed a destructive computer virus upon the Syndicate's network and banking infrastructure. With Duke's team forced onto the back foot, Dahlia and her allies are moving to close the noose around Southtown Syndicate.

Already, innocent civilians have become victims of Duke's explosive violence. The Akatsuki forces are losing ground, but public approval of the Southtown Syndicate organizations is fading fast. How many innocent lives will be consumed by Duke's brutal campaign before he can be stopped?

Shadaloo Rises

Across the ocean, trouble between Mexico and the United States is brewing more and more. Cartels, long silent in Mexico, have exploded in activity along the border. Innocent children are being kidnapped. Crime is exploding in Sunshine City. Things have gotten so desperate that both the US and Mexico have agreed to combine resources to secure their borders. That should be just a footnote of the world politics. But it's something so much more.

With the death of Vega in the Mortal Kombat tournament, it was believed that Shadaloo was decapitated. The truth is much more dire: Shadaloo has been consolidating power within Mexico. Agents have been dispatched, sometimes unwittingly, to countless organizations around the world. Shadaloo's long campaign of lying low and gathering resources has finally reached its peak. Shadaloo is now on the move.

Now, they are striking out, using the 'agreement' between the United States and Mexico as their means to seize fighters and the psionically gifted for their own forces. Shadaloo's intentions aren't clear to the world at large just yet. But one thing for certain is that they are now acting from their secret Mexico headquarters, and both fighters and civilians alike will be their prey, unless they are stopped.

Beacon of Hope

Pushed to the brink by a barrage of minor attacks, Interpol and the US Special Forces have joined together in unison to form the International Task Force. Led by Major Charlie Nash, the International Task Force is an initiative to handle both the gang war and cartel violence at the border.

The purpose of the ITF will be to fight the rising crime and terrorist activities. Its first actions? Crack down on the violence at and around Sunshine City, and to pacify the gang violence in Southtown. The group is always looking for recruits. Even the rogue nation of Illyria has not been excluded from helping, though it will need to contend with its own bounties on the international scene.

While the Novus Librarium Orbis have not officially joined the International Task Force, as it is outside their core goal of containing supernatural threats, they have a vested interest in keeping apprised of the ITF's actions as they pertain to those very supernatural threats. With the presence of Shadaloo in the shadows, it will not be long.

Event History

All "Feature Characters" on MotM are copyrighted by Aksys Games / Arc System Works, Capcom, Koei Tecmo, Microsoft Studios, Namco, Netherrealm Studios / Warner Bros Interactive, and SNK Playmore (and its other various corporate names such as SNK Neo Geo), respectively. Many of the settings and histories are also copyright of their respective owners. MotM has modified some of this content for its own use, but such modification and use are not intended as challenge to these copyrights. Original Characters are property of their creators and applicants. Website design, coding, and original content © MotM unless otherwise specified.