You can optionally earn an extra 50g to use on your alt, by completing this GRP Short Story with your contestant to introduce the character and give them some backstory so you feel attached to them, if you wish. The GRP ticket will go to your main account.[note]If you choose this, then the gold and items purchased with it will also evaporate at the end of the tournament, so choose wisely! The GRP ticket will go to your main, and cannot be used by your tournament entrant.[note]
The brackets will be set up by Random Number Generator, and like with storyteller events, you fine folks will have a 3 day window to get at least one post in. If both you and your opponent have posted, feel free to have at it again. If your opponent does not post within 3 days, you may follow up with your next post, including the effects suffered by your previous round. All combatants need to make at least 4 posts within a 2 week period. Rounds will last for up to two weeks.
Standard entertainment judging rules will apply. The focus is on entertaining fights, adherence to item use rules, and basic roleplay etiquette. Scores (1 point for participation, 2 points for the winner) will not be announced during traditional round breakdowns, if you request feedback as it progresses, I will only list solid sections in your writing of the field of battle and anything that detracted majorly. Rounds will be entirely random, and not based off of current standings.
At the completion of the tournament, the inventories of all participants will be returned to the starter items only. You do get to keep the gold from posting, so like voting, post early and often.
If you intend to join, please reply to this thread with your newly minted alt, making sure you have already added them to your alt registry (I'd also appreciate if you gave them an avatar). Your single shop thread listing all your combatant's purchases should be placed no later than 11PM, 30th April MDT Timezone (so -6, Imy Admin Timezone), and the competition will begin on Wednesday May 2nd.