-Hammer and Tongs
The gloves are off and the swords just aren't doing the trick! You and your opponent may still have your blades around, but they aren't the only weapons in play. Use anything - terrain, tools, scenery, people - to win the upper hand in this out-of-the-ring showdown. Remember, we want action in this bracket! When in doubt, think of Captain Jack Sparrow.
Soon after the parade, while Ivo went to make reservations at an Inn I walked the streets with Halbert, to both discuss what the tourney may expect of us and to get to know the city better. (My appearances in Mythronian cities had been rare until Tomeu)
Drazard: Have you heard of any events that may be in store for us? I've heard nothing upon the subject, and my anxiety grows ever stonger.
He cooly leaned his head against a wagon.
Halbert: I'm not sure about you, but I heard they've got me going down to the catacombs.
Drazard: How heard you this? There is not a smidgen of talk for any challenges!
Halbert: Simply enough, I received a letter saying to prepare myself from the overs. Cheeky, knowing and acting as though he knew from insight.
"Nearby, a couple of shady characters sat roasting fish and warming their hands by a fire."
"The second quietly set down his fish."
"He picked up a flaming piece of wood from the fire and stood up." Bearded man: Oi! Greeny!
"He drew his arm back" Bearded man: 'Orn-head!
"And threw the flaming stick at me with all his might" Man: I was tawkin' to YOU!
"No sooner had Halbert shouted a warning the stick of fire hit me"
"I threw the torch away from me but my cloak was already catching fire"
"I threw it to the ground and watched as it burned away"
"My mother had sewn me that cloak, and I cherished it."
Man: What happened to your face? It looks like somebody put it troo' a furnis an' tried to hammer it back togever, right affer they tried teh change teh color!
"A man slowly tapped his chisel , working on a fountain, trying to perfect his master-piece, and unbeknownst to him. slowly built the tension.
"I moved to give the man what was coming to him, but Halbert stopped me." Halbert: Drazard, don't be a fool, ignore him and he'll go away. "But he didn't 'go away' ."
"A rock soared through the air towards me and Halbert. He leaped to the ground, I raised my shield, barely deflecting the chunk of stone."
"I raised my shield, preparing to hurl it at this fool and finish him, but was interrupted by a shout."
Eye-patch: Stop this! All eyes averted to him.
He picked up a sack Eye-patch: this sack contains over 100 coins, a hefty amount, if I say.
Eye-Patch: I bet you all of it you can't beat my friend here in a fight.
"Halbert Snorted a laugh" Halbert: Any man who challenges Drazard is an idi-
Drazard: I accept that bet.
Eye-patch: And your offer would be...?
Drazard: My horse. A fair wager, in any mans eyes.
I shoved Halbert to the ground as the man leaped towards me.
"I followed my swing around,"
"and hit him as his fool-hardy leap landed"
Drazard: Halbert, take this. You may or may not need it.
"I picked him up, deciding what to do as the moment came."
"I spun around and threw him at the apple-wagon."
His head met the edge, and he earned himself an 'Ouch!' from Halbert."
"I walked over to him as he flipped onto his front"
"He rushed towards me and I prepared myself."
"I jumped up as he jumped forward."
"I flipped over him as his body met the ground, which stunned him momentarily."
"I landed with ease and used my spare moments to think quickly... I looked about my surroundings, taking it all in."
"I climbed on the apple cart, hoping my plan would work."
The man got up and saw me as I climbed to the window-sill. My plan was working."
"I grabbed the grated window,"
"Opening it and barrel rolling in."
"I finished my roll by getting up without hesitation, "
"And I quietly closed them again. Hopefully nobody is home."
Woman: Excuse me!
Drazard: Pardon me madam, I didn't expect there to be anyone home.
Woman: I should think you didn't!
Drazard: I can assure you, my intentions towards this house are completely honorab-
"Just then the man came crashing through the window, and I pushed her under the table."
Drazard: Get down!
"I jumped out the window, and hoped the man would follow me. I knew he would."
"Burst out the window in a rage of fury, "
"And hurtled to the ground by me."
"From a certain point of view."
"I dropped to the ground, and turned to finish him,"
"But he was already running away, the coward."
Man: I'll get you for this!!
I scoffed. "Not likely"
"The next day, after sorting enough out to pay for accommodations, I placed the sack of gold on the ladies' table."
Drazard: This should pay for the window, madam.
Nice action! The house is great! The interior of the house could have had more done to it, and I felt the scene as a whole was a little bare, but the path, fountain and statue were well done. Solid entry.
Haha, looks great! I love that house and street, and the poses during the fight scene were great as well. Although it was COMPLETELY unnecessary to push that woman to the floor, you made up for it in gold, which was nice. I was hoping to make an appearance, because it's not like I featured you, with lines, in the past 3 builds I have posted. Haha, just kidding! ;) Glad you got an extensions, and may the odds ever be in your favor against those judges!