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Syril Dawntreader

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I was a producer, lead actor, and sound designer on a production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.

I will not destroy the arena this time. Writing that 100 times on a blackboard.
 

Val

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Hey friends! @Jimothy @Val @Smiley100P @The Summoned!

Boy, I really dropped the ball on this one, didn't I? I'm really sorry about my prolonged absence. In light of the extraordinarily confusing circumstances, I feel like you all gave a tremendous effort (after I finally worked up the courage to open the thread and see what my boneheaded idea actually wrought, haha...ha... :chagrinedamber: )!

So, in light of the weirdness of trying to pull off a Rumble without a full-fledged DM, I want to reward each one of you for playing along and giving it a real effort. Obviously, I didn't stick to the schedule for this one, so I'm wondering if you all would be willing to give this another shot, in a timeframe that works well for everyone. If so, I promise to stick around and write a proper narrative from your posts, as usual.

As always, you can continue with the version of events that has already been put forth, or take the initiative to try and craft something better.

What do you all think? Would you like to get this one off to a proper start, and if so, which upcoming week works best for you?

Thank you for your patience with me so far!!
I'm back to my usual work, which somehow means that I'll be more available now!
I'm definitely down for some Rumbling.
 

The Summoned

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I am going to be getting two whole weeks off in December. If that's too far away though, I can squeeze in some time.
 

Avidro

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Also, Syril, you missed the Creation Phase for this one, but maybe you could provide third-party observational roleplay (or even create some outside interference for the Rumblers??)
 

Jimothy

Rogue Chemist, Supreme Summoner
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Oh dear! Sounds good to me
 

Val

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Works great for me!
 

The Summoned

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I'm in!
 

Syril Dawntreader

Thane of Fife
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Sure. Wasn't sure if you were rebooting or restarting but yeah I can do some third party. I'll think of something. Thanks for the opportunity.
 

Avidro

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Woo, hey, it's that week I talked about! December 5th!

Sadly, for some reason, I did not account ahead of time for my three classes' three major assignments that were due yesterday, today, and tomorrow at their respective midnights. :thisisbad:

However, the show WILL go on!! :fieryamber:

Bear with me while I concoct the proper opening to this Fifth Umbra Rumble...
 

Jimothy

Rogue Chemist, Supreme Summoner
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:betterthanadventuring::betterthanadventuring::betterthanadventuring:
 

TheJLT

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Avidro

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[The Deimon Master cannot describe the participants because he is currently unconscious!]
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The Combat Phase has begun!

Umbra Rumble V is officially underway!


Summoners, begin narrating your description of how your deimon's battle will unfold!

The matchups are as follows:

??????? (The Summoned) ___ vs? ________________ Ezri (Val)
_vs? ______________ vs? ______________ vs?
_ Bouldy (Jimothy) ________ vs? ______ ??????? (Smiley100P)

Umbra vs. Umbra rules are in effect!

The Combat Phase will end Monday, August 23rd, 2021 at 9:09 PM CST.
No one responds, perhaps out of shock at the Deimon Master's magically relayed message.

Finally, Hector squeaks out a compliment:

"You look amazing, Jim. Um... but what does this mean, exactly? Are you the new Deimon Master?"

Cassandra also snaps out of her reverie at hearing Hector's words, namely the question that she herself had been wondering about.

"Well, Jimothy... I guess you really do know how all this magic stuff works, after all. I think this—" She offers the moon-tipped cane to the Supreme Summoner once again. "—belongs to you, now. Don't do anything crazy with it, you hear?"
Jimothy grinned as he accepted the proffered staff. "Crazy? Me? I wouldn't dream of it. Have a good night, everyone!" he said, before promptly stepping back and driving the tip of the cane into the symbol of Radiance traced onto the ground. A ray of sunlight burst upward from the cane, drawing the eyes of all present. When their gazes were at last torn away from the supernatural sight, they were met with naught but the sight of their respective homes, and across Amathae, a single, puzzled cry rang from several throats.

"What the hell just happened?"

Many nights later...

A gust of wind whooooned through a cloudless twilit sky. The last lone hot dog vendor whistled his song as he carted away his doggone good treats; the wind's eerie consistency had driven all his customers indoors to await the day. A perfunctory glance down a nearby alley would have betrayed a glimpse of silver, twinkling in the light of the full moon, but no such glance was taken. Instead, the vendor whistled his way out of relevant canon.

Satisfied that the coast was, at last, clear, Jimothy slipped out of the alleyway and down the long street, a street which had once terminated in a glorious monument, but now led to a barren expanse of dirt, clay, and huge chunks of marble. Glancing back, he saw several familiar faces slip in behind him as he walked toward the ruins of the Penn Visla Monument. In each summoner's hand was a poster, on which was painted a crescent moon, a stone statue, and a date. Summoner Pantsworthy had never been one for subtlety.
Slipping into the street, keeping several paces behind Jimothy, was Val.

After the unexpected events at the last Rumble, he had been teleported to his little home, in the outskirts of Calit. After deciding that he would not make his way back unless there was a damn good reason to make the trip, he had summonned a new deimon, to help him gather any information regarding a Rumble or his fellow Summonners.

And finally, after many moons, the deimon came back to him with a peculiar poster...

Arriving at the ruins of the monument, he made his way next to Jimothy.
"I don't know if I should be happy or angry to see your face again, Jim..."
Glancing away, he noticed a dark raven landing on the edge of a nearby roof, observing the scene.
"So, are you going to tell us why you brought us here?"
The wind picked up in intensity as they walked, compensating for the absence of life along that barren street. "You mean you don't know? We're here..." Jimothy turned, walking backwards to wiggle his eyebrows at Val."...to Rumble."

As they approached the center of the ruined monument, Jimothy, backlit by the full moon above, slowed to a halt in a small clearing. The ground was scraped bare, and the surrounding marble was stained with patches of brown dirt, as if recently moved to accommodate a quartet of intruders. The shattered monument howled in the wind.

"Tonight, I plan to see how much of the Deimon Master's power originates from himself, and how much from these accoutrements entrusted to me. Tonight, we will do precisely so with an

Umbra-vs.-Umbra-style
Umbra Rumble.

"I trust that you all prepared at least one combat-ready deimon before leaving your homes tonight. None of you struck me as foolish or careless individuals.

"Let's see what Show-and-Tell offers up today, shall we?"
A summoning circle is drawn with a staff from a figure from the shadows of the arena. The circle glows with energy that rises to a central point, enveloping the arena with a central light source before finally the light breaks from the inside, revealing... a squirrel.

"Hey, kids, I got-- oh. Oh, uncle. ...Did someone replace my swear with the term of a family member, what the second cousin is this-"
"Umbra vs Umbra, huh? Well, this could certainly be interesting..."
As Elliot finishes summonning his deimon, Val's eyes settle upon the small squirrel
"Aww, how cute!"
Looking up to the sky, he calls out to the wind.
"Ezri! Come here please!"
After a few quiet seconds, a raven lands on his shoulder.
"There you are! Why don't you introduce yourself to everyone?"

The raven takes off with a jump and a flap of wings, climbing a few meters into the air and landing on a nearby marble pillar.
As soon as it landed, something cracked, and the raven began to grow in size, glowing with a strange blue light. Its wings became longer and thinner, slowly changing color to turn to a translucent orange. Meanwhile, dark blue chitin plates grew on its body, slowly covering it, while the body rearranged and grew two extra pair of insect legs.
After a few seconds, and with a final crack, the transformation ended, and in place of the raven now stood a massive insect: an enormous tarentula hawk wasp.

Buzzing its wings, it took off from the pillar and started flying aggressively towards the quartet of summonners, only to stop just a few centimeters in front of Jimothy's face.
Then, in a flash of blue light, the giant wasp disappeared, replaced by a little girl, who looked barely older than 10, with dark blue eyes and ginger hair.

Looking up, she started excitedly talking.
"Hi! I'm Ezri! I'm super excited to meet you! What's your name? Are you summoners too? The little squirrel deimon is so cute! Can I play with him? Pleasepleaseplease?"
"Alright well if we're going to do this we might as well start"
Walking into a more open space [Insert Name here] muttered a few words and tossed a cookie into the air.
*CHOMP*
Right on cue, a large light blue dragon materialized munching on a most meticulously made morsel.
"Alright you have to stop doing this. You know I have to cut back on these things."
"Oh quit whining. You're going to burn it off in a bit."
"We're doing this again? ok, but this time I'm just going to eat the..."
"NO! You are not allowed to eat the other summoners again."
"But did you see the look on that old ladies face? It was priceless!"
Sigh "look just try to stand there and look menacing or something. I don't know"
Looking over at the other summoners and summoned creatures the dragon spoke up
"Hey, I'm Svell. Nice to meet you. Yes I understand the joke there. It's not necessary."
Jimothy nodded a greeting to each deimon in turn, eyebrows raising at the sight of the enormous Innervation dragon.

I could take him.
I'm sure you could. Wow, so this is how Syril felt when I summoned you way back in the first Rumble. Yikes. Now, let's see...

"Wonderful. One moment, please." Jimothy reaches into his coat pocket and pulls out a small piglet, tapping each deimon with it.
ATTENTION:
The Combat Phase for the current Umbra Rumble will now last 40 days instead of 14.

The Combat Phase will end on Saturday, Sep. 25th, 2021 at 9:09 PM CST.

Judgment Phase
Phase 4) To the victor go the spoils.
The Judgment Phase begins once the Deimon Master announces the close of the Combat Phase.​

[The Deimon Master cannot announce the close of the Combat Phase because he is currently unconscious!]
__________________________________________________

The Combat Phase has begun!

Umbra Rumble V is officially underway!


Summoners, begin narrating your description of how your deimon's battle will unfold!

The matchups are as follows:

Svell?? (The Summoned) ___ vs? ________________ Ezri (Val)
_vs? ______________ vs? ______________ vs?
_ Bouldy (Jimothy) ________ vs? ______ ??????? (Smiley100P)

Umbra vs. Umbra rules are in effect!

The Combat Phase will end ??????day, ????????? ????, 20?? at 9:09 PM CST.
 

Avidro

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I will not destroy the arena this time. Writing that 100 times on a blackboard.
As Summoner Syril does this, a strange thought pops into his head:

"To be fair, the arena our Supreme Summoner has chosen for this Umbra Rumble has already been destroyed. By his own reckless summoning, I might add. Not that I'm bitter about it or anything like that... It was a work of Corporeal enchantment unseen in all Amathæan history, but the lad is quite attached to that dragon of his... Hmm, perhaps the strength of their bond might explain how he was able to..."

The voiced thought, the tone of which is unmistakably familiar to Syril, becomes inaudible as the voice grows weaker and weaker...
 

The Summoned

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Well, I'd say we get this thing started!
Indeed, I do believe we have been here for quite some time already.
Don't get me wrong though. I do love the accoutrements that they have been handing out here.
Alright then! Who is my opponent?


Sorry for being so late. I might have caught a bit of covid on the 5th. oops
 

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As the thrill of helming his very own Umbra Rumble bubbles up within Summoner Jimothy, so too does a voice within his mind:

"...her, despite the limiting rules I had set in place. Maybe the empathic link she creates can become self-reinforcing with the proper..."
 

Jimothy

Rogue Chemist, Supreme Summoner
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A tense silence followed Jimothy around the circle of summoners as he collected one tablet after another from the pig's mouth. After an eternity, he examined the three umbrations in his palm, then the three summoners before him. He smiled a cunning smile, and his footsteps hovered ever-so-slightly above the ground as he began to pace once more.

"Tonight, we are offered a unique challenge. To test the bounds of the imagination in a tour de force unlike any yet seen. Tonight," he said, as he pivoted suddenly to attention, smacking a boulder with his cane, "The shapeshifter shall join the squirrel, and the roc..."

The ruins let loose a sonorous groan as the boulder tipped away from Jimothy, tumbling to a thudding halt at Jimothy's side.

"... shall join the rock."

Without explanation, he pointed at @Smiley100P and @Val, and they vanished from the circle, reappearing across the ruins in a flash of Cosmic light. His voice rang out resonant and clear across the marble and stone, its cadence suggesting formatting impossible to vocalize.

"IN TONIGHT's UMBRA vs UMBRA RUMBLE, CORPOREALITY AND INNERVATION SHALL KEEP GOOD COMPANY. PRESENTING....

INNERVATION :::::: CORPOREALITY
Svell _______Ezri
AND___vs___AND
Bouldy______Freya

LET THE FIFTH AMATHEAN RUMBLE...

BEGIN!"
 

Jimothy

Rogue Chemist, Supreme Summoner
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Jimothy cast a sheepish grin at Summoned. "I hope I didn't overdo the drama."
 

The Summoned

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Nah, yer good. Besides, it's funny to watch you trying to do all these fancy things in and around this big mess. Sorry about that by the way.
Now. It's Show time. Step on up Ezri and let the sparks fly! Oh and Svell. Try not to kill the poor thing.
What about me?
I mean don't let it kill you obviously!
You always want me to make things look real fancy and showy and then you tack on weird things.
That's because I know what you can do.
Oh I know. He said with a chuckle. What is that little thing doing anyways?
 
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Val

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Dizzied by the sudden teleport, Val stumbles for a moment before regaining his balance.
After hearing Jimothy's announcement, he turns to Elliot.
"So, teammate, what can your deimon do?"
Meanwhile, a dozen meters away, Ezri, still looking like a little girl, is playing with the squirrelshape Freya, oblivious to the dragon looking ominously at them...
 
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