Description: Collected OOC posts for the month's Saturday Night Fight events.
SNF Signups Open - Wed Nov 5 2014 - GLaDOS
Get your body signed up. Or else.
METRO CITY BENEFIT - Fri Nov 7 2014 - Jackal
The Professional Fighting Worldwide Group is coming to you with another great set of events! This time, they're co-hosting a special public initiative centered around what some say is one of the greatest cities in the world: METRO CITY!
Now, this massive mega metropolis has fallen on some tough times recently, with an upswing in gang activity caused mainly by the rise of the street gang that calls themselves "Mad Gear," and police are proving inadequate against these spate of delinquent fighters. Still, the recently elected and Metro City native Mayor Haggar has taken up his office with verve, running on a platform of protecting the little person from the rampage of crime in this fair city.
Now, Professional Fighting Worldwide has made their stance on crime known with a set of tough and incisive battles deep in the heart of Metro City, with intentions of promoting and gathering public donations to fund local police, afterschool programs, and "campaigning for legislation that's as tough on crime as the Mayor is, and that ain't no bull!!" Donate today!
MUNIN vs. SAKURA in "INSERT COIN"
One of the major collection events going on throughout Metro City is at the local Metro Arcade, which has pledged a portion of all its proceeds today to the Metro Prospers fund. A massive, five story tall arcade nestled deep in Metro Square, the fight promoters have pitched the match as Sakura being a relentless video game addict who couldn't make her match due to being stuck at the Arcade, so they sent ninja assassins to her location to drag her to her match. While this is merely kayfabe for the actual match, which takes place on a very active bumper cars corral, the arcade has given Sakura a nearly unlimited supply of game tokens for the week, probably in some attempt to buy her cooperation...
MR. BURR, DYRE and OBORO in "YOU'RE A LOOSE CANNON"
You know, somebody in the fight promoter's agency has a really sick sense of humor. Someone looked at the list of fighters and said "you know, I know the criminals when I see 'em and..." pointed ominously at a set of portraits. They decided the best place for these people were smack dab in the middle of the Policeman's Benefit Dinner being held at Metro Park, a $300 a plate affair donating to the Metro City Police Department in honor of all their hard work in trying to keep the streets of Metro City safe. Today's event is an exhibition set up on and around one of the fancier ramadas in the park. Apparently, the tagline is "The greatest desperado wins!" and -- well, quite a few of these officers might not be too happy if they recognized any of the troublemakers. While the match promises a larger-than-usual purse to make sure the rogues show up, at some point, somebody's probably going to be running away from the police.
MAKOTO vs. AYA in "A F<CENSORED> RIOT!!"
It's a battle in the deep streets of Metro City. While it started out as kind of a block party out in one of the inner city slums of Metro, the Mad Gear gang is currently taking quite a bit of exception to the amount of international attention the weekend's events are stirring up over their mischief, specifically without their input at all. Can two seasoned and serious fighters complete a battle in the middle of a huge gangland riot?
NOTE: Each of you get one PUNK minion on your side to harass, cajole or otherwise cause mischief between the two of you. They can fight your opponent, eachother, themselves if you so desire. See the "minion" command for more help on how to spawn one!
CHLOE vs. RAINBOW MIKA vs. SADA in "RUMBLE ROSES"
Turns out the Capcom Wrestling Association, Haggar's alma mater, wanted in on this promotion the moment they heard about it. Wanting to help out an old friend and at the same time promote the upcoming SLAMFEST 2014, they put on a Woman's Wrestling Event in a CWA arena smack dab in the middle of Haggar's old stomping grounds, with the managers of the event promising a large donation to Metro City for each filled seat in the house. With the fight card being the mysterious wrestler Snakebite vs. rowdy Rainbow Mika, it's sure to be a packed house. Oh, but what's this? Under the guise of a dark grappler, a secret agent has infiltrated the arena...!!
=MARQUEE BATTLE!= HARU, TIFFANY and BRETT vs. SAGAT in "THE EMPEROR'S COURT"
Holding only the most debatable interest in Metro City or its plight, the God of Muay Thai, Sagat, has yet still pledged his fist to the affair. His journey for the strongest fighters continuing, fight promoters have put on the battle to occur deep in the dark subway tunnels of Metro City, where three of the toughest-looking fighters (how did Haru even get on that list???) have beem semt to provide some challenge to the tiger. The only complication will be to find Sagat in the dark before he finds you. Well, that and being hit by a train...
MIMIRU and JIRA vs. MAKI in "TOO MANY COOKS"
Suburbia Hell. Maki, Mimiru and Jira are all fighting on the set of the smash hit sitcom "Big Apple," which is on occasion filmed on location in a sleepy burb in Metro's residential district, far from Metro City's deep city areas. It's rumored that some of the footage might be used on the show, but largely it's an attempt to show that not all of Metro City is about flash and grit, so some amount of publicity is being thrown on this particular match among the others. Make sure to dress in your Sunday clothes, sisters!
LEE CHAOLAN vs. ATHENA in "NEWS CHANNEL FIVE"
To be fair, it's actually a cargo bay helicopter. Overlooking the entire promotional weekend is the News Channel Five Telecopter, a giant news vehicle that's keeping a close eye and doing exclusive reporting on the event. So why not station a fight right there! Selecting the two most skilled fighters least likely to just blow the helicopter in half in mid-air, Lee Chaolan and Athena are nevertheless being told to 'cut loose' while the chopper and multiple reporters scramble to cover all the other matches in this fighting extravaganza. There's even a little satellite copter floating around nearby to get good wide angle footage of the fight aboard the chopper, which helpfully has left all the bay doors open during the battle. Don't fall!
ADELHEID vs. CHIN GENTSAI in "FINE TASTE"
Attempting to upsell many of Metro City's fine dining experiences, there was a series of battles held in and outside of some of the best greasy spoon and gimmick diners around town. However, this is the cream of the crop, a small vineyard and winery just outside of the city. In all truth, Adelheid was supposed to fight a famous wine connosieur and Muay Thai expert, but there was a shout, then sounds of a scuffle in one of the back cellars and, well... it's fight time and there's a wine barrel rolling into view. Is Adelheid now fighting a wine barrel? Gee.
=FEATURE MATCH!= MAYOR MIKE HAGGAR vs. KEN MASTERS in "DONATE OR DIE"
And then the Mayor himself has appeared! While he isn't the one behind all of the donation gathering efforts for his city, a true mayor of men would be extremely remiss in not attending the festivities of his own creation! Right in the middle of the street at Metro Square, the Mayor's called the richest man in America out to put his money where his face is in a good old fashioned donation demonstration! Here's how it'll work: if Ken accepts the Mayor's challenge, he'll be forced to put up money for each bodyslam the Mayor manages to land on him! If not, Ken will no longer be considered a man by any stripe or spirit of the word! Good men don't punk out from a good cause. And bodyslams.
=YOU HAVE UNTIL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11th TO COMPLETE YOUR MATCHES!=
=NEXT TIME ON SNF: ENTER SLAMFEST 2014!=
Come on and SLAM!! (Open) - Mon Nov 10 2014 - Jackal
THE CAPCOM WRESTLING ASSOCIATION IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
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- 2014 -
More slams, bams and thank you ma'ams than you could fit on Instagram! Come join the CWA for SLAMFEST!! Held in the historic CAPCOM PRO WRESTLING ASSOCIATION MAIN STADIUM and other stadiums across the world, now and forever, = SLAMFEST = is the greatest wrestling exhibition in history! Get to the arena nearest you as we haul out all the stops for FOUR DAYS OF NON STOP SLAM!
Come watch: = THE RED CYCLONE ZANGIEF DEFEND HIS TITLE! = THE FEMALE WOMEN'S WRESTLING TITLE BOUT! = KARATE KICKS VS. SUPERIOR SLAM -- WHAT STYLE IS THE STRONGEST?! = BEARS TRAINED TO WRESTLE SOMEHOW! = EXPLODING BEARS = ROBOT BEARS = AN IRRESPONSIBLE AMOUNT OF BEARS = ALL THE BEARS YOU CAN HANDLE AND MORE! = NOW WITH SPECIAL CELEBRITY COMMENTATOR KEN MASTERS! = And even more we're not allowed to tell you!! =
NOW AND FOREVER! It's all going down November 14th! So be sure to tell your satellite or cable television provider: I WANT =!= SLAMFEST!! =!=
=At this point, a television just blows the hell up=
IS YOUR BODY READY TO EXPLODE?!
=SNF Signups are open!=
SLAMFEST BEGINS - Fri Nov 14 2014 - Jackal
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS, IT'S TIME FOR
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HELD IN THE HISTORIC CWA MAIN STADIUM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
AND CWA ARENAS ALL OVER THE WORLD
=!= SLAMFEST =!= 2014 HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN
FOUR DAYS OF NON STOP SLAM!!
REMEMBER THE CAPCOM WRESTLING ASSOCIATION IS
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NUMBER ONE FEDERATION FOR ALL THINGS WRESTLING
NOW AND FOREVER:
-YOUR HOME- FOR
=!= SLAMFEST =!=
"ARE YOU READY TO /SLAM/!?!?!"
SLAMFEST MAIN RULES! Read these to optimally enjoy your SLAM!!!
= SLAMFEST VENUE AND DAYS!!
SLAMFEST is being held for all PCs (smaller events are occurring live in all CWA arenas around the world) at the CWA Main Stadium in the Atlantic Ocean, and occurs in and around the stadium grounds. Use the "Capcom Wrestling Association Main Stadium" stage and its various versions for this purpose. (help stage if you are unfamiliar with using the stage system.) The event will occur over four IC days, and all attending characters are staying at the Stadium for the length of SLAMFEST, and all events are seperated out into the individual days.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: IC Days have exactly /nothing/ to do with OOC Times for scenes. You continue to schedule and carry out your scenes with other players over @mail just like any SNF. Scenes can occur over multiple days just like SNF. The listed IC Days are -strictly- a narrative structure to determine who's doing what on which day.
= WATCH OUT FOR KEN
SPECIAL CELEBRITY COMMENTATOR KEN MASTERS!! Ken is joining us for SLAMFEST as a special guest commentator. Ken Masters is sort of the overall glue of SLAMFEST, keeping track of events as they transpire, and commenting on particularly brutal fights. Ken is considered to be at all (or most) publicized, organized scenes going on at SLAMFEST, offering color commentary for them all. He might be at ringside, or he might be watching remotely somehow. He may, in fact, have random other characters of his choice with him at times, commenting on bouts with him. But he is omnipresent, the all-seeing Eye of Slam.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: Ken cannot actually physically be at every scene in SLAMFEST, but he pretty much has free reign to go commenting in and out of any televised scene that strikes his fancy, provided the pre-existing NPC announcers and/or their tables have not yet been hit with tables or body splashes. Be kind and do not mock Ken if he not actually there to respond!!
= SAVE ME!!
Several matches have SAVIOR fields attached. This is to represent characters who are either tapped, scheduled, or just plain feel like jumping in to save a weaker SLAM artist from a much more lopsided battle. It is highly recommended that saviors do their saving during an appropriately dramatic moment, but 'any time before the victim gets crushed into nothingness' is fine, and saviors do not immediately have to be on hand to start an RP scene, they just should appear to help out during some point in that scene.
= IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST NIGHT, YOU'VE GOT TO SLAM
Now, the fun stuff: EVERYBODY SLAMS! In the CWA Main Stadium, there are all sorts of things that wrestlers are intimate with using--turnbuckles, ropes, conspicuously placed ladders, cages, and all manner of other contrivances. It's a wrestling event, and so even most brawlers who have entered have received courtesy training in some of the most basic wrestling maneuvers by skilled SLAM Technicians. As a result of this, ALL FIGHTS THAT GO ON IN SLAMFEST have all the characters normals replaced with SlamNormals. Contact an admin on the Questions channel before you start your match to get your free copy of SLAM.
What was that? There's something in SLAM Normals you've never seen before? Oh. Well. I didn't know that. Remind me to tell GLaDOS about that..
= PUMP UP THE VOLUME
Most everything in SLAMFEST, except where it makes literally no sense, is televised over PPV. The A/V guys at SLAMFEST are very good at their jobs, and no matter what uncontrolled happenstance happens, you can bet there's a camera guy with a GoPro gripped firmly in his teeth filming it, if that's what's required. That means that there are also sound techs /everywhere/. So if you've got a match in SLAMFEST proper, don't worry about posing your intro music. The SLAMFEST promoters have already selected the soundtrack, and have got you covered.
= MATCH DEADLINES
You've got until Tuesday night/Wednesday morning to finish your battles. So, the 18th. Why did I put this here instead of plastered all over the other pages? Well, you've gotta read all this. :)
SLAMFEST: DAY 1
ROCK vs. KASUMI in "KEEP UP OR KEEP OUT"
There's been some.. doubts as to the SLAM ability of several of the competitors in SLAMFEST. It turns out, there's a whole quality control committee committed to making sure that only the most =!=/\=!= SLAMTASTIC =!=/\=!= of competitors ever meet eachother in the CWA Main Arena. Each entrant in SLAMFEST is subjected to a rigorous vetting process. In Rock Howard's case, coordinators were a little... unconvinced. While it's no great secret that Rock is the son of wealthy fighting magnate Geese Howard, a man known to have quite an expertise in the field of SLAM, Rock himself is kind of thin. And... he just might be too unmotivated. So what's the solution? Send a bona-fide SLAM shinobi to go put him to the test! Sporting the SLAMFEST-assigned moniker of "Kaede the SLAM Shinobi," Kasumi and a prerequisite number of A/V crews have been sent to hit Rock hard in the back rooms of the stadium, forcing him to earn his bouts by proving his SLAM!!
NATSU and AYA vs. HAYATO in "BODY EXPLODING SLAM TUTORIAL"
Some of the battlers in SLAMFEST are new to fighting. Others are simply very attached to their art. Either way, SLAMFEST is an event about wrestling, and it's imperative that everyone in it know and love SLAM like the back of their hand. Those that make it through the vetting process get a brief training course on how to SLAM effectively. Those that do not pass muster for SLAM get sent back to remedial SLAM school. Or rather, they get to face off against a well known Southtown teacher who just recently acquired a taste for the work that CWA is doing here, and SLAMed the old wrestling tutor to take his place. Uh.. farbeit for CWA coordinators to deny a man the right to teach SLAM to the young'ns. You're gonna meet Hayato Nekketsu, BURNING PHYS-ED teacher, in the men's locker room. It's not really by choice. There's a lot of wrestler guys in there. And a lot of them are lifting weights for some reason. Get ready to learn about manliness, and being pumped up!!
NOTE: Don't think that just because it's the locker room means that there aren't cameras there.
=!= FIRST NIGHT MAIN EVENT! =!=
TIA and MAKOTO vs. JEZEBEL and TIFFANY in "TAG TEAM: KARATE KICKS VS. SUPERIOR SLAM"
"It's time for a real ass tag team match!! IS EVERYONE READY TO SLAM!?" It's long been said that street fighting and other, more legitimate styles would always be stronger than professional wrestling. That professional wrestling was a sham, and it was mostly acting. DON'T BE FOOLED! The promoters at SLAMFEST only accept the most real SLAM on the market! There aren't any paid actors here, and we're willing to prove it! Amateur SLAM artists LIGHTNING SPANGLES and TIFFANY LORDS have volunteered to put their SLAM where their mouth is, fighting against amateur brawlers TIA LANGRAY and MAKOTO KATO in an epic TAG TEAM MATCHUP to kick off SLAMFEST right! Get ready for these lady lovelies to SLAM your socks off in a TRUE TEST OF WRESTLING PROWESS!
NOTE: This is a TAG TEAM BATTLE. Whenever you want, you may elect to TAG OUT for your teammate. During a TAG OUT, you pass during each round, wearing off your block penalty. ONCE per match, you may use any passive action you choose except REST, and may elect to forego your PASSing to preserve a FOCUS bonus. The turn you tag out is REPLACED by your passive action, while your partner attacks instead. For balance purposes, JEZEBEL AND TIFFANY may use one REST, in addition to whatever passive action they choose. Using a passive action is PER FIGHTER, so each team gets two passives total. (Two passive actions plus a REST for JEZEBEL and TIFFANY.)
NOTE2: TIA and MAKOTO, because of their representing TEAM FIGHTING, can opt out of SLAM Normals if they so prefer.
SLAMFEST: DAY 2
HARU vs. LILITH in "PIXIE WRANGLER"
Always compelled by his school to do well, and uphold the status of Justice High as a school for the super-elite, Haru Sakuraba has been sent to SLAMFEST by the principal to represent Justice High's stake in the affair, and also to investigate some strange goings-on at the event at Kichiga Kyoufumaru's behest, whom also accompanied him to the event. Unfortunately, it seems Kichiga mysteriously disappeared shortly after getting there on the first day, and left Haru to face his match alone. Someone saw Haru's shy boy demeanor and -immediately- matched him up with the overly friendly Lilith, who has been assigned the SLAMFEST persona of "LILITH THE WRESTLING PIXIE," potentially complete with her own specific wrestling outfit. Go on Haru. Go wrestle her. The crowd's cheering for you!!
JIRA vs. JULIA in "HALLEUJAH, IT'S RAINING BEARS"
Well, at least they chose the right folks to handle it. Participating in a brutal SLAMFEST bout in the CWA Main Arena towards the end of the third day, the fight coordinators still felt there needed to be a little spice. At some point, someone realized the main event was starting on the roof of the arena. One that involved a lot of ursines. "BINGO. When in doubt," one bald promoter with extremely big and hairy forearms noted, "add more damn bears. Hey, flunkie, get me the stadium ratchetheads. Local forecast says this match is about to experience a bearizzard."
NOTE: It's raining angry bears from the sky from the Bear Endurance Slam going on on the roof above from the following match. Periodically, bears will drop from the sky. At any time, you may opt to ride an angry bear. Each of you may use the minion system to summon one very confused bear to fight one another.
=!= SECOND NIGHT MAIN EVENT! =!=
KYO vs. A SLAM OF BEARS in "BEAR ENDURANCE SLAM '14"
All it really took was one phone call from Saishu to event organizers at the CWA. Turns out, somebody owed Kusanagi a favor. And now here we are, with Kyo Kusanagi at the center of the second night's main event, held on the very roof of the CWA Main Stadium. The giant spectaculars mounted over the arena and on giant blimps floating above the stadium broadcast an image of colored Bears on Parade. "WELCOME TO THE BEAR ENDURANCE SLAM!!!" One of the announcers calls out over the PA. You know, it's highly unlikely anyone told Kyo what his matchup was going to be before he got up here. "NOW BRING ON THEM BEARS!!" And by the time Kyo figures it out, it's likely that bears of all sizes, shapes, colors and martial arts training backgrounds are streaming onto the roof from every corner of the stadium. God damnit, dad.
NOTE: The CWA Stadium's roof opens and closes periodically, to sprinkle defeated and confused bears onto the arena below where Jira and Julia are fighting. Don't fall. Your contact for this match is KOBUN.
SLAMFEST: DAY 3
MURDERHOUSE vs IBUKI and RAZOR in "WELCOME TO THE REVOLUTION"
=HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!= They spot him sneaking out of the back technical rooms in the Stadium. A bizarre wrestler with a warped mind. Bad news if you've ever seen it. Shortly thereafter, the power starts fading in and out at the arena. Is that guy involved?! Wait, what's been done to him!? With a glowing mask and a creepy little midget wrestler on his back, the MURDERHOUSE isn't the type to let himself be questioned easily, and he's not really the type to let people off the hook breathing, either!!
NOTE: MURDERHOUSE, in Heel Boss form, will have a one-time-use csys item for this match. He will also be allowed to summon one Wrestling Heel for his use. "Minion/help" for help on the Minion system, and 'equip Desecrated Mask' at the beginning of the fight to activate your buffs. This match is at least partially untelevised.
KICHIGA vs. SADA in "MEANWHILE, BACKSTAGE.."
It seems that the stadium is undergoing some technical difficulties in the third day of SLAMFEST. It really is rather inocuous--a small computer scanning malfunction here. A broadcast server cluster down there. A failing CCTV system over there. It's all really just part and parcel of running such a huge event, right? One would think so. At least, not until for 15 horrifying minutes, the lights and all surveillance goes out in the east wing's backstage area. Sada Asai was scheduled to fight SNAKEBITE for the right to challenge in the Women's Slam Title Belt later on the following night, but she's about to find herself with more important problems...
NOTE: This match is untelevised (really, the third day mostly focused on external SLAMFEST matches...)
=!= THIRD NIGHT FEATURE MATCH! =!=
HOTARU vs. KUMA in "BEAR KING BAD"
=MYSTERY SAVIOR: HEIHACHI???= =MYSTERY SAVIOR SAVIOR: ROSE!!=
Somebody must had known this would happen. When Heihachi signs his bear up for a match, you do not defy him. However, this one looks like it's set up to be a real tear-jerker, with a brand new fighter fresh on the scene up against the king of all bears, KUMA!! Though a small storyline over SLAMFEST has been made of Hotaru's training to defeat the king of bears with powerful SLAM techniques, her odds are still being drawn by a longshot! Can she actually defeat the raging heelbear? And if she does, how will the unhinged CEO of the Mishima Zaibatsu take it? It actually turns out that Hotaru might have sympathetic friends in high places, so don't miss one thrilling moment of this battle!!
=PLEASE READ THE MAIN SLAMFEST RULES FOR MATCH DEADLINES=
===BUT THEN... INTERRUPTION!?!===
= BRING THEM TO HEEL. =
Everything in =!= SLAMFEST =!= was going just fine. There was more SLAM in a single night than altogether had been exposed to people for the previous ten years. Young children were starting to ask their parents about SLAM. Teenagers were SLAMing in the streets. Even policemen and firemen were talking about SLAM over the water cooler. The art of professional wrestling would never die--now and forever, SLAMFEST was the premiere event for all to understand exactly what pro wrestling was all about.
At least, that's the way it was shaping up.
On the fourth night, the CWA Main Stadium was victim to an act of sabotage, and many wrestlers in attendance that night were injured, or were taken out by shadowy rival groups! With an unholy alliance forged between the BLOOD WRESTLING ASSOCIATION and BRUTE FORCE WRESTLING illegal wrestling conventions, the CWA has experienced its first major assault in years! The commanders of both conventions have inserted themselves into the arena, and without a champion to defend it, the CWA must rely on the spirit of SLAM to persevere!
FIGHTERS! GET READY TO GIVE IT ALL THE SLAM YOU GOT!!
=Done with your fight? MISSED OUT ON SLAM? No problem! Summon up some WRESTLING HEEL minions from the evil wrestling group BWA and go to work on other fighters in the Stadium who have completed their SLAMFEST matches!! Talk to Vyle to see if he wants to do any BRUTE FORCE WRESTLING sabotage slams!! All bets are off!!!=
SLAMFEST: 4th Night..
DYRE vs. AYANE in "DYRE, SHUT UP AND SLAM"
Panic in the crowd!! Ayane has tracked Kasumi here, and gained entry to SLAMFEST by signing up as one of the fighters. However, who could have foreseen this? While the mercenary Dyre was putting on a (handsomely paid) exhibition against a few wrestlejobbers in a side room of the stadium to demo science's latest creation the SLAMSUIT, the CWA comes under attack!! Even worse, it turns out the SLAMSUIT is the victim of SLAM sabotage! Now, under the influence of SLAM enhancing rage drugs, he's SLAMed his way through the wall out into the crowd of the main stage, and is now SLAMing random members of the audience! It just so happens that Ayane was in the middle of interrogating a fight coordinator in a skybox about the people in attendance at SLAMFEST when this happens--it looks like the security team is woefully underequipped to deal with the threat, and the coordinator isn't talking until he can get something organized to deal with the safety threat to the crowd!
NOTE: Dyre, you've been given a one-time-use CSYS ITEM, which will modify your stats for this battle. 'equip SLAMSUIT' at the beginning of your fight to use it!
CHLOE vs. VYLE in "WRESTLEFREAKS"
It was meant to be a decisive battle between SADA and the mysterious SNAKEBITE on the roof of the stadium for control of the right to challenge for the Women's Slam Title Belt later on that night, following a decisive exhibition in the Metro City Slam Masters arena last week. There has been some controversy about this, as many technicians contend that the match wasn't legal with the unknown wrestler's interference and arguably disqualification-worthy tactics. Worse yet, they've suggested that the fight is being pushed on as a coverup to hide the CWA's lack of control over its own long lost Champion, Victor Ortega, and that it has been agonizingly slow in selecting a new Champion. However, Chloe might know something's up the moment security is soundly defeated by a different wrestling crew entirely. The CWA is under siege!! When the creator of Brute Force Wrestling, the heel wrestler VYLE makes his arrival, it is all according to a dark plan. The luchadore has an axe to grind with the CWA, and is here to make sure that Snakebite, and every other wrestler understands that his Brute Force Wrestling stable is the only true future for professional wrestling. Anyone who stands against him will perish!!
RAINBOW MIKA vs ZANGIEF in "MOTHER RUSSIA SALUTES SLAM ...!?"
This is it. One of the most important battles of your life is coming up. Though Mika was the first (just barely) to get eliminated in last week's SLAMFEST promotional event, her strength and obvious grace and prowess at commanding a crowd has gained the attention of one of the greatest wrestlers of all time: THE RED CYCLONE ZANGIEF! Putting on an exhibition show to get the audience going is the best way to lead off into the actual Women's Slam Title Belt Bout.. or at least, it would have been, had the lights not gone out. -!? INTERRUPTION ?!- With the PA and the AV systems under the control of dark third parties, Mika barely has a chance to blink before Zangief is ambushed and drug off by wrestling enforcers belonging to none other than the BWA-- the Blood Wrestling Association. By the time the lights flicker back on, the video screens are all showing the skull-and-scythes logo of the illegal wrestling group, and then, the leader of the association teleports (!!) into view. A masked wrestler of terrifying renown. ENTER: THE ASTRO.
"The CWA's time is over. All will fall under my heel."
=MYSTERY SAVIOR: TABITHA?!=
NOTE: Your contact for this match is JACKAL.
=PLEASE READ THE MAIN SLAMFEST RULES FOR MATCH DEADLINES=
SLAMFEST: A Dark Bargain
= BACKSTORY: The Dark Alliance =
"The CWA is an aging relic. Both of us know that. Look at someone like Zangief. The man's remained independent for god knows how long, without the CWA, and look how that turned out? Who was the last real 'name' to come out of it...what, Haggar?" came the voice on one side of the line. Surrounded by the glare and LEDs of a communication center, it was somehow still hard to make the figure out, which perhaps was intentional. After all, video feed was live. No need to show who was who yet. Just that they were a real live person.
"You want to destroy the rotting shell of what the CWA is now. What I want to do is fill up the void that it leaves behind. I don't know what beef you have with CWA directly, but it seems like we both have the same goal, for different reasons: the downfall of the Biggest Name in the Game."
A little laugh, shrill, almost screeching, came from the shadowed man, as he shifted, hands reaching for a folder that he flips open in front of the camera. "They're trying to hold a huge event. All across their arenas. This seems like the perfect time. You and your crew come in through the front doors and terrorize everyone. Show everyone that they don't have any control. My guys go around underneath, gum up the works behind the scenes. And me...I'll try and peel off whoever I can to jump ship. On the surface, we can't be connected outright. But working together benefits both yours and my group. Either way. Oh...on one condition."
The folder flips open, revealing a file on a certain wrestler. One with angular looking blonde ponytails, and a blue wrestling outfit that'd make most other female wrestlers blush just to look at, much less wear. "Her...I need to test her under pressure. Send your best buy. Send you, for all I care. Just put the screws to her, long as she comes out in one piece. She's a...prospect."
Leaning forward, the man finally reveals himself, the glare of a nearby monitor shining enough light to show the trademark mohawk, the trademark gaunt, sharp features of one Vernon Cross, a.k.a. Vyle. "So...Astro. Do we have a deal, or not?"
The light doesn't at all show the face of the man with whom Vernon conspires. In truth, the forces with which Vyle contracts are wholly dangeorus, monstrous men with nothing to lose. Though the anonymous man's head inclines only slightly before the camera, the eerie silence still carries the tangible sense that Vyle is holding a raw steak before a vicious, hungry dog.
"Send the file. You know where."
One gloved hand tightens into a vicious grip. "Without Haggar and Ortega to get in my way, Zangief doesn't stand a chance. My enforcers will take over wholesale and nobody will be spared my wrath. In that stale ring, there isn't anybody left who can challenge the likes of me. You want the screws put on? I'll bring the whole box. You just make sure your boys do their job so my troops can get in. And then the CWA is done."
"The Blood Wrestling Association will eat it, bone and all."
Cold Night In November [UNLOCK] - Wed Nov 19 2014 - Jackal
And so the pendulum swings back around.
The world has certainly seen its share of excitement lately, with bizarre happenings on Halloween, the Metro City Benefit Fight Party, and the SLAMfest incident, but now the world has settled back into a somewhat more relaxing tempo for the time being, with regular headlines being the latest fight between the most recent World Warrior hopefuls, and the latest main event being put on by Howard Enterprises for Saturday Night Fight.
Eventually, it begins to snow.
Up on the plateau overlooking Southtown, the dimunitive vampire heiress reclines on a grand throne fashioned from the body of her cat familiar, folding one long leg over the other primly. She wrinkles her nose in distaste at the ambient chill in the air, though her own breath could not be seen.
Her other familiar, a particularly fat bat, struggled to stay aloft with tiny wings. Catching him out of the air with slim fingers smooth by youth or something more, she absently toyed with him. Insensate to the squealing as she squished and stretched the little familiar in her hands like so much taffy, she breathed, finding herself distracted by the her own frustration.
Her butler, a long rakish frame of a man, slipped into view at her side. Every movement of his was clipped and precise, honed keen by ages of service. His long white hair fell behind him in a clasped tail, and as if reading his mistress' distress, he had come prepared with a pot of tea, still piping hot as if just taken directly from the stovetop. "My lady," he greets evenly. "Find you in a sour mood?"
"Ah," the young vampire vocalized softly, sounding younger than all of her years could ever show on her porcelain skin. She was mildly pleased for the company, but her attitude didn't brighten at all.
"I truly desire some entertainment tonight.."
It all happens during one cold night in November...
= RACHEL ALUCARD and VALKENHAYN R. HELLSING are approaching the battlefield! =
= GET READY TO UNLOCK: WESTERN GRID! BRING OUT YOUR [BURNOUT DMS]! =
= SNF SIGNUPS ARE OPEN! =
[YOU HAVE UNTIL THURSDAY AFTERNOON TO SIGN UP!]
(AP) SNOWFALL LIGHTENS - Fri Nov 21 2014 - Jackal
SNOW LIGHTENS IN SOUTHTOWN IN TIME FOR SNF
SOUTHTOWN (AP) - As the snow lightens, Southtown begins to dig its way out of what was considered the most snowfall experienced since the blizzard in 2011. The Japanese city experienced heavy snowing over the week as many areas were snowed in or otherwise shut down by the storm. With over four feet of snow recorded in some places, the storm is considered unusually fierce for the normally temperate city.
Still, this hasn't stopped local fight promoters from promoting bouts in the area, as many martial artists are considered trained professionals, more than capable of handling the cold. One of the biggest shows in town, Saturday Night Fight by Howard Industries, is hosting its weekly series of exhibition matches with a decidedly chilly theme tonight, with many venues being cold or ice oriented. While many SNF promotions are held worldwide, in recognition of the snow many of the bouts are being held in or around the neighborhood. Fight fans are being encouraged to dress warmly, take a walk outside and enjoy their favorite fighters slugging it out! Cocoa will be served for all spectators at all Saturday Night Fight venues.
At time of writing, Southtown is still experiencing heavy, cloudy skies and some light snowfall. Schools are expected to be closed for another day, possibly two, as snowplows work to clear the roads. Light snow is expected to continue through next week.
SNF: UNLOCK: RACHEL/VALKENHAYN!
RACHEL ALUCARD and VALKENHAYN R. HELLSING are the subjects of this week's UNLOCK!
+ RACHEL ALUCARD +
"Do not disappoint me.."
Though appearing young, don't underestimate the vampiress RACHEL. She is much older than she appears. One of the most powerful vampires in existence today, she commands abilities and sorcery beyond our conventional understanding. She is served by her faithful butler, the werewolf VALKENHAYN, who has retired from a life of legend and adventure to serve as a humble servant and guardian, a function which he has loyally fulfilled for years.
= WESTERN UNLOCK GRID:
BYAKKO: Deal damage while using a Burnout DM (info dramatic moment5)!  events needed to unlock RACHEL and VALKENHAYN!
ALL FIGHTERS in "Cold Night in November" matchups will be given DM/OVERBURN.
"It's hard not to fight at your strongest when you're freezing to death!"
Contact staff on Questions to get your DM before you start your fight!
= HOW IT WORKS:
+ RACHEL is part of the WESTERN GRID of unlocks (Byakko). There are four grids in total, with characters to unlock assigned to each, which will be revealed over time. Each grid describes a different method of unlocking. The WESTERN GRID deals with BURNOUT DMs.
+ During the weekly event, such as SNF, players will be encouraged to participate in the event by performing the prescribed action during their battles.
+ UNLOCKS can happen at any time, even in the middle of a plot.
+ Those that have successfully performed their prescribed action are to let their log owner know. During the UNLOCK EVENT, each log with a participation action in it should have the total number of qualifying actions noted in the log/desc. (EXAMPLE: log/desc 1=Joe and King face off in brutal combat cocktail action! [BURNOUT DM DAMAGED: 2])
+ At the end of the event period, all participation points will be verified by staff and tallied, and unlock characters will be released for application shortly thereafter if they meet the critical threshold. If not, they will be released during later events or updates. Some characters will be harder to unlock early than others!
+ ALL characters not successfully unlocked will be eventually released as part of an organized event next year.
= YOU HAVE UNTIL TUESDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 25TH, TO COMPLETE YOUR MATCHUPS! GOOD LUCK! =
- SNF WILL BE ON BREAK NEXT WEEK! HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE! -
SNF: Cold Night...
ZERO vs. MARILDA, SAKURA and TIFFANY in "TURN YOUR HEAD AND COUGH"
While the battle being forged today was actually billed as "SNOW DAY" and was being sold up as Sakura being a prankster and getting in an old fashioned snowball war with local stringstress Marilda (luckily it's a particularly cloudy day..) on the Gedo High school grounds while it's closed on account of snow, darker things are afoot. Sakura is well known as one of the more impressive up and coming people out of the school circuit, and this fight may or may not have been arranged by the NESTS Cartel to allow Zero, currently under assignment from Igniz to infiltrate Gedo High as its head, to gather Sakura's combat data. But that's not all! There's one other person who has been investigating these new faculty members at the schools..
KASUMI vs. ERMAC in "IT'S HARD TO STAND ON BOTH FEET"
Interruptions abound in this critical Saturday Night Fight! As the anonymous Kaede arrives at her battle in the middle of the snowlocked forest in Southtown, she will only find a still body on the ground, whose blood has been forcibly evicted from his body in a huge crystalline pattern shot into the snow. The previous fighter was no challenge at all for the otherworldly agent Ermac, who has arrived to test the mettle of some of this realm's most skilled warriors..
LILI vs. MILA vs. RAINBOW MIKA in "THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS"
During the blizzard, a state of emergency was declared, and snowplows have been running around the clock in Southtown. However, somewhere downtown, a massive mound of snow has been accumulated in a vacant lot, the result of all of the snowplows having no place else to move it. Well, that and it makes for a great venue. The battle organizers have determined that a good old fashioned game of Queen of the Hill is in order; whoever is left standing atop the mighty hill wins the match! And what better way to remain standing than to knock everyone else down, right...?
ADELHEID vs. KULA in "FROZEN"
Never let it be said that the organizers behind Saturday Night Fight are ever at a suffering for information. Judging from the extensive fight profiling done, they have elected to take the two most calculating fighters in the stable today and put them head to head in a tense battle meant to test their wits as well as their bodies. Held out on the frozen Japanese lakes just outside Southtown, the footing is mostly solid enough. Still, with the amount of power output fighters typically express in the course of a single day, a steady hand and a sharp wit will be needed to avoid going into the frigid drink! So, bring your ice skates if you got em, because this fight is getting ready to explode!
LILITH vs. NATSU in "JUST WHAT IS THE FIREPLACE MADE OUT OF ANYWAY"
In this spectacular bout, newcomer to the fighting scene Natsu faces off against another popular newbie, Lilith in a battle that's sure to please. Howard Enterprises has partnered with expert construction troupe Crystalline Creations to build a genuine ICE HOTEL in the Southtown area during the sudden chill to serve as a venue for a few incredible bouts. Carved completely out of ice and ice blocks, this glittering palace reflects everything about the fighting industry in it! Though these two are too young to drink, they'll still be facing off the hotel's bar area, where we've gathered up a few blocks and benches for spectators to cheer them on!
AYA vs. MAKARI in "BUSHIDO'S BLADES"
In a traditional Japanese garden in a regional estate owned by Mr. Howard's interests, the snowfall has left the area in a somber mood. What better place for a "night of fight" between two known weaponsmasters? Though this area has been used as a battlegrounds many times, it is always kept in pristine condition, and visitors are urged to respect the garden as if it were their own. Unfortunately, there's not going to be much time to reflect or preserve, with the massive horse-killing sword that seasoned brawler Makari has brought to the battle! Will Aya's grace win the night, or will it go to the fury of the Maksimillian?!
HARU vs. GABRIEL in "PAST LIVES, PRESENT PARADES"
During the 2014 Ice Sculpture Festival and Parade, Haru and Gabriel have been selected to fight at this thrilling venue, nestled deep down the strip at the Southtown Village. Amidst huge sculptures of ice swans and snow fairies, the two have been elected to battle on top of the curving length of a giant ice dragon float as it makes its way out of the festival and up the street with a few other sculptures on wheels. With the dragon serving as an arena as much as a work of art, the spectacle is sure to please onlookers! Luckily they picked people who couldn't blow up buildings with their pinkies, or it would be a very short ride. This way, things will proceed much more smoothly. Or, uh, such is the hope. Kind of ...
MAKI vs. JIRA in "DEFINITELY NOT SWIMSUIT SEASON"
Some people have the worst luck. As part of a (scripted) event put on by the SNF organizers, the battle today is being held at the top of the local airport's control tower, where the weather has reached its coldest, but only Jira has been assigned the heavy standard issue 'SNF' parka available to all fighters during this part of the year. Oh no! But the show must go on. Despite teeth-chatteringly cold temperatures, can Maki stave off hypothermia long enough to beat her opponent!?
NOTE: For this battle, Maki is definitely not dressed for the weather. She'll be losing 6% health a round until she beats Jira, at which point ostensibly they can share the coat.
DYRE vs. TABITHA in "COLD CONTRACT"
While many fighters are paid for their appearances on Saturday Night Fight, only a few are paid well. Enter Tabitha, an up and coming just trying to make a few bucks to fill a dinner plate tonight. She's enjoying a bit of a home field advantage tonight, as she doesn't do too poorly with the cold. In the middle of a wintry highway gridlock in the streets of Southtown (surely nothing to do with the fight, yeah?) tonight, she faces the unhinged Dyre, a dubiously-named man with even more dubious motives. Under a decidedly external contract for this week's SNF, he's been told that he needs to punch things up for the audience a little, as a bit of a test of his abilities. Right now, his contract is getting paid for blood--the amount of blood he loses, that is. Can a wild man walk the razor's edge?
NOTES: This is an RPed condition. The lower Dyre's health gets, the more he gets paid, but only if he can still win the battle!
HITOMI vs. DANIEL "A DAME TO KILL FOR"
"Of all the offices in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine. It's a cold night out tonight, but she's put together like the Sahara in July..." Somewhat riffing off of Daniel's old job, today's battle is going down at his old offices, with suspiciously monochrome lighting conditions. Somewhat in keeping with the theme of things, Hitomi has been given access to a small allowance in the form of a gift card to a very high end apparel store and dress shop to get "something appropriate for the match." One presumes the intent was for her to pick an appropriate COCKTAIL DRESS, but that was never really stated anywhere. Clearly, nobody has been paying attention to what Hitomi usually wears to fights, eh?
NOTE: Daniel has not been given the same costume allowance. I think somebody just naturally assumes he has stuff from the 1960s just laying around...
[MAIN EVENT] SLAYER vs. MIMIRU in "SUSPICIOUSLY DANDY"
Well, this is a fine how-do-you-do. Slayer had, on a flight of fancy, sensed the presence of another powerful vampire in the city and on his honor as a gentleman of poise and grace, entered the local fighting competition with a very specific request. Very few are able to resist his whims and compulsions, so a missive was sent out by common carrier with an invitation to the main event of Saturday Night Fight, held in, as always, the mercifully toasty warm Howard Arena. Unfortunately, that common carrier was Mimiru. Working part time as a courier, it would seem that the original recipient of the message, a Miss Alucard, thoughtfully declined the invitation out of a disinterest in appearing in such spectacle and so directly in the public eye. Or so the story goes. So Mimiru decided to appear herself! Now, Slayer has to figure out what to do with this rambunctious little human who seems hell-bent on fighting him...
= REVIEW THE UNLOCK POST FOR MATCH DEADLINES AND INSTRUCTIONS! =
UNLOCKED! - Fri Nov 28 2014 - Jackal
The young vampiress stretches one of her familiars out into a folding fan, gently batting Gii to generate a slow breeze over her. A vanity alone for someone as strong as she, but it was a vanity in the very image of a faint annoyance.
[17+] BURNOUTS counted! Western Grid UNLOCK achieved! The stone tiger roars long and loud!
===THIS CONTEST IS + BLOWN OUT + !!===
===???: EXTRA UNLOCK CONDITION MET!===
=HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGERS!=
Log created on 17:53:35 01/25/2015 by Kobun, and last modified on 18:28:18 01/25/2015.