plus (little) Gen 6 news!
You still have THREE DAYS
to sign up for the tournament! Please read everything relating the tournament below~Besides that:
We will allow Generation 6
Pokémon somewhere between middle to the end of the tournament, so keep your OCs ready and stay tuned! we can't reveal too much yet. e_e
ATTENTION ALL VILLAGERS!
This is one of your fearless leaders, Noria speaking! I’m here with the guardian of Gale Spring, Renjiro-san, to announce the grand unveiling of a very special event. Hit it, Renji-kun! Or should I call you Jiro-kun? Ojii-san? Wahaha, I guess you’re a little
too young for that. Oh but you are older than me, so how about Onii-san? Ehhh, that sounds creepy, hahaha!RENJIRO:
Ah…ahem, Renjiro is fine, thank you…Noria-san… We are here to announce the opening of— NORIA:
Our very first BATTLE TOURNAMENT
!! Ahh, I’m so excited, I can’t believe it took me this
long to get this passed. I’ve wanted one for forever
and now it’s finally here! Oh—ah, but of course, the reason we are holding this tournament is to show the utmost gratitude and respect both to the honorable warriors of Pokimono as well as to our beloved Arceus-sama who is said to quite enjoy the occasional well-matched brawl. I knew there was a reason I liked her! With the consent of the other village leaders and guardians, this tournament will be held at special arenas we have prepared across all three villages. Naturally, it will be open to any and all villagers in Pokimono who would like to participate. Go ahead, tell them the rules, Renryu!RENJIRO:
Renryu…? Er—yes, the rules. For those interested, you will have until December 7th
to submit your name to the sign-up sheet. Like many tournaments of this nature, there will be a preliminary round both to narrow down the number of participants as well as to test who is willing to commit until the end of the tournament. The preliminary round will begin as soon as the match-ups are decided and will conclude by the end of the month, December 31st
. The results will be announced afterward along with the match-ups for the first official round of the tournament.NORIA:
But of course we wouldn’t ask you to participate without offering some kind of reward! The top three placers will receive points, artwork from our generous and talented artists, and certain combat or accessory items of their choosing…
However our first place winner will receive all of these in addition to a wish granted by Arceus-sama
herself as her gift to the one most worthy. RENJIRO:
Please note that while we will organize this event to make it both timely and considerate of your schedules, due to the very nature of a battle tournament it will have to take place over the course of several months with one round taking place approximately every three weeks. We urge you to keep this in mind while you consider whether you wish to participate. NORIA:
We hope you’ll make this an exciting and entertaining tournament for all of our villagers watching and for Arceus-sama herself, of course! In other words, KNOCK ‘EM ALL DEAD! RENJIRO:
…I don’t believe Arceus-sama would approve of our encouraging murder.
If you wish to sign up, simply comment below with a link to your OC’s application AND state whether you wish to RP for this event or make artwork for your entries
! If you choose to RP, please include your preferred method of RP, such as chatroom, Skype, MSN, notes, etc. (More specifics can be found below)
If your OC is not the type to participate in this event, then not to worry! NPCs are allowed to participate.
However there is only one participant allowed per member, meaning you cannot have your main OC and an NPC both participate, or two NPCs participate, or any combination of the sort. One member, one participant.
If it is an NPC participating, please provide a link to their application instead of your main OC's.
Due to the coinciding of this event with Secret Santa, if you wish to participate in both then we will gladly offer extensions. Please feel free to send the group a note if you feel like you will need an extension.
If after you sign up you realize that you will not be able to continue in this tournament, please note the group AS SOON AS POSSIBLE with your intent to withdraw
. This is only fair to the other participants and us moderators. We would love as much participation as possible, but we would like to prevent anyone from investing so much time into an entry only to have their opponent drop out last minute.
The guidelines for submissions will be as follows: This is an RP-based event.
Each match will take place in the village chatrooms. If it gets too crowded or you wish to have an empty chatroom to use, we can provide a different chatroom no problem. There will need to be at least one moderator (leader or guardian) present to act as a judge and referee. If by any chance you cannot access the chatrooms or if you have trouble scheduling a time with your opponent to RP, you are free to use an alternative form of instant messaging or use notes (you will each have to submit a log of your RP in this case). If there are any disagreements or if you believe your opponent is proceeding unfairly, you are more than welcome to contact us via a note to the group to settle the dispute. Also please give yourselves plenty of time to finish your RP before the deadline. (We will tell you how to notify us of this once the match-ups are posted) If you choose not to RP, we will accept an art submission with a writing component of at least 300 words in the description
; however please note that we will not be judging based on quality of art. This is a battle tournament, not a beauty contest. We will be judging based on your creativity in addressing your character’s battle with their opponent. How you express your character’s strengths and adaptability against their opponent will be major factors that we will consider. It is important to note that this event will require multiple submissions, one for each round that your character passes. The number of rounds overall will be determined based on how many participants sign up.
This should go without saying, but once the deadline for the round has passed, you CANNOT make any changes to your entry
, no matter how minor (the only exception being if we have noted you with an approval of an extension). We will be checking for this to keep things fair for everyone. Likewise our rules on copying/tracing will apply to this event as well.
Also if you would like to offer a prize
, please comment below and let us know!
Last but not least—have fun with this event! This is the first time our group has held a tournament like this, therefore feel free to comment with any questions you have.