The sun setting, hundreds of trolls from across the islands standing outside the building only known as "The council halls." Two huge stone and steel doors seal the entrance. Everyone was told to gather here for an announcement, so they wait. The area is known as the bloodless grounds, for everyone knows that starting a battle here would only lead to two things; dishonor, and death, one of which ends at the bottom of the sheer ivory white cliffs surrounding the area. Among the crowd are some of the most powerful leaders in the islands, some sworn enemies, standing shoulder to shoulder. Nerves are on edge for everyone.
The bell tower starts to chime and the entire crowd faces the door to see what's going to happen. The doors slowly creek open as the eyes of the crowd widen. Some standing on their toes to try to get a better view over the crowd. As the door opens fully the chime stops. A single hooded robed figure can be seen standing inside the building. The crowd goes silent, so silent that a lone hawk circling the building is the only thing that can be heard. In a deep and powerful voice the robed figure says only one word, "Enter."
The figure turns around and beings to walk down the massive stone hallway. Cautiously the trolls follow.
The hallway seemingly stretches forever, stone pillars surround both sides followed by thick stone walls. Most structures in the islands are put together quickly, and with very little effort, this building is a feet of engineering by comparison.
The group reaches a massive round chamber, with a huge dome above it. Between them and the middle a row of 10 almost identical chairs that appear as if they were each cut from a single massive rock. On the opposite end from the entrance, a single large wooden door. On the sides, two smaller wooden doors. The figure stops and turns around as it reaches the chairs.
"Do not pass the torches," he says.
Everybody knows the council has immense power, and nobody feels like testing it this day, the trolls line up just behind the torches which lead into the chamber.
The figure walks over to the side of the chamber and waits by the smaller door.
Another robbed figure enters from the side opposite of the first figure.
In a more relaxed voice he speaks, "If you are a representative of an official clan, step infront of the torches."
7 trolls push their ways to the front of the crowd.
"The chairs in the middle of the room all have a marking on them, please find your seat."
One of the trolls steps forward, "Listen, maybe I don't feel like taking any more fucking orders from you until I find out what the hell is going on. Why were we summoned here?" The crowd stares at the troll, widely known as skamigo of TwS, a ruthless leader who's been around longer than most clans. Silence.
The large door opens. Two figures walk out. Both robed and hooded like the other two, one in the center, larger than the other, the other behind him to his right, holding a swirling crystal orb in one hand infront of himself. The one with the crystal steps to the side and waits by the door, as the larger figure continues walking up until just past the middle.
He stops just as he reaches the chairs.
He puts his hood down revealing a familiar face to skamigo. This is the Council's High Judge, Toxic Ninja.
"You are here because I have requested it my old friend. Please, everyone take your seat, I have much to announce." He says in a calming voice.
"Hah, this should be good," skamigo says as he takes the seat engraved with the TwS insignia.
The other 6 trolls take their seats and the high judge steps back into the very center of the room. The stone ring under the high judge slides up, allowing his voice to echo properly through the hall.
"For those of you that have never been here, I am High Judge Toxic Ninja." He lifts his right hand to point the figure by the small door to everyone's left. The figure drops his hood. "This is Judge Sreggad" he says, lifting his other hand he points to the other figure across the room, who also drops his hood. "This is Judge Turpin. And behind me is Judge PL0X_J33BUS." The last figure doesn't remove his hood, he has made his appearance, and that is all he was going to do. He steps back through the large wooden doors.
The high judge beings to speak again. "I would like to begin by telling all of you that while you are in here, the islands are slowly changing outside. Once you step out, they will be slightly different. Thank the Architect rocketrusty for this, he is working tirelessly." Some of the crowd doesn't understand what he means, but the veterans do, this happens every once in a while, not very frequently at all, but it gives the battlefield a bit of new flavor, and everyone enjoys that. He continues, "We will christen this new battlefield with blood." Smiles and cheers go through the crowd. Aue of ITTP smirks and crosses his legs, "Ohh? What do you have planned?" "A tournament. The greatest clan war to ever be fought on the islands." The high judge responds in a booming voice that echos through the halls.
"Each of you representatives must pick 5 of your most worthy warriors. You will then be pitted against each other in a tactical battle royale, which will once and for all decide who the greatest clan in the islands is." The crowd listens intently to the high judge, also considering the fact that they might not be selected by their representative. The high judge continues, "This will not be a regular tournament, not by any means, the terms will be strange to all of you. I will have them pinned to the inside of the senate war room in a few days, " he points to the door by Judge Sreggad. Sreggad speaks, "Only representatives are allowed in here. Inside will be schematics for shields, a new type of equipment created by the architect. Representatives, please lift the hand of your choice." Each of the representatives lifts a hand nervously." Judge Turpin pulls a scepter from his robe. It glows as a purple energy ring encircles it. A similar ring appears around the raised hand of each representative. The rings shrink onto the hand and disappear, leaving a mark, a circle with several triangles in a cryptic pattern in it. Judge Turpin puts the scepter away and fills in the representatives, "If you enter that room without this mark, your blood will boil instantly. Don't try it." The representatives look at the marks, some scratching or poking at them.
"More information will be posted soon. If you wish to take part in the tournament and aren't in a clan, I recommend you get to one. If you were planning on making a clan you have 10 days to inform me or another judge," High Judge Toxic Ninja says, as he puts his hood up. The other two judges do the same. The judges on the side put their hoods up and walk through the doors next to them. Only Toxic remains in the room. He finishes, "Each of you, and 5 of your closest, don't forget. Oh, and I've noticed some of the representatives didn't show up, please inform them of the competition." His platform lowers and he begins to walk to the door. Just as he passes the arch of the door he turns around and adds, "You can stay or leave, but do not defile this sanctuary. One last thing, Good luck warriors, you'll need it." The doors close, and the sound echos through the hall.
c0rr0sive of TwGB stands up and smirks, "This is going to be fun." The other representatives show off their bloodlusted grins. ibreakurface stands and starts walking to his men, "It's been a while since anything fun's happen." The representatives each scatter, deciding if they're going to take part, but do they really have a choice? On the islands a quitter is the same a loser. If you don't think it's possible to win then you've already lost. _________________
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Birthday: 23 May 1921
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Please don't rage about this toxic, I loved the read. But that version was not tested well enough, there are several major bugs. And I would like for anyone that has it to not host it, hopefully a quicfix will be done in little time. Thank you! <3 _________________
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