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Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Thu Feb 17, 2022 7:56 am
When faced with a choice to either follow orders or to do as felt right... Yumiko had never figured out which one she was supposed to pick. A tool was not supposed to have an opinion. Yet this... All of this... Felt so repulsively wrong that she couldn’t possibly accept it.

The warrior’s closed eyes twitched. Drifting in through her ears, the surrounding chatter marched inside her head like an uninvited guest. It scattered her thoughts, shook ideas loose and upturned a whole jar of suppressed feelings. Her teeth gnashed.

Gah, focusing was impossible.

Begrudgingly, the grumpy weasel peered over her shoulder, while her superiors crafted the battle plan. She didn’t understand how Anton could stay calm when surrounded by these sinister savages... Nor could she comprehend how Ryoichi fit in so well among these cruel crooks. Betrayal stung like a lash from a barbed wire whip against her chest.

Sulking like a child, the Wano woman turned her gaze away and closed her eyes again. Her chest heaved with deep breaths. She silenced every sound outside and within. Yet somewhere in the back of her mind, toxic thoughts whispered...

So they were supposed to win these criminals like some festival prizes? Welcome them to their crew as equals? And everyone would get along wonderfully... As long as they kept up the deception.

Unacceptable.

While others went to warm up and prepare, the conflicted soldier remained sitting. She glanced down at her bandaged hand. Tentatively, she flexed her fingers, forming a firm fist. ‘...’ Even her thoughts fell quiet.

Suddenly, the warrior threw a clumsy punch at the wooden wall before her. A jolt of pain shot through her hand. The wood didn’t even crack. Without so much as a wince, she withdrew her fist, silently nursing it against her chest.

Words: 300
Thread Total: 3549
Saga Total: 9866

Ryoichi Ayugai
Tracker

Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.13
Berries Berries : 193,023,400
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Sat Feb 19, 2022 3:37 pm
"Aye we should go out and get ourselves warmed up, especially those who will participate in a moving sport..." he nod to Anton's suggestion, in a meanwhile, he grabbed a hold of one of the bananas he had brought into the room. He peeled it and took a bit from it.

As he was about to leave the room, following Anton to conduct his 'exercise' session, he stopped at the doorway. He turned himself and looked at Yumiko who was sitting there with her back turned. "Listen Yumiko, we shall continue our lesson later. Feel free to practice the punch, get the feel into your wrist so it'll stay straight. Of course, you are free to join us down on the main deck to exercise."

He smiled, taking another bite of banana, and after swallowing it down, he continued before he left. "Also, please eat that banana. It contains a lot of carbs and it gives you energy." he smiled once more. He truly hoped that Yumiko will listen to him... If only that was true, maybe it is... Maybe it isn't... Who knows?

While Ryoichi was waiting for the group of people to arrive who Anton hopefully went to invite, he began to run around the deck once more in a meanwhile. The banana he ate needs to be burned away! After all, he is about to consume a lot of things due to an eating contest.

Eventually, the group had arrived down on the main deck. A couple of lower-ranked marines dressed as the red cap pirates, aswell as Melanie and Celia. "Excellent! Thank you for arriving! We shall start off with a light jog around the deck! Get your motors running!" "WILL YOU SHUT UP IT'S STILL TOO DAMN EARLY!" the loud voice of excited Ryoichi was then combated by the loud voice of neighboring ships, who were not happy. Some people truly can't appreciate the excitement and sports!

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Thread total: 3587
Saga total: 10 649
Anton La'croix
Tracker

Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 7
Hitpoints (HP) : 352
Attack (ATK) : 380
Defense (DEF) : 390
Reflex (RX) : 405
Willpower (WP) : 400
Level : 65
Experience Points : 6500
Quality Score : S
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.23; +0.20 (to all allies)
Berries Berries : 80,846,300
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Sun Feb 20, 2022 1:57 pm
The exercise session went smoothly enough, despite Ryoichi's voice being enough to annoy the ever loving hell out of the nearby pirate crews. Anton was getting a sinking feeling that this was going to come back and bite them in ass, or maybe just bite Ryoichi. Well, these things happen. Anton just learned to roll with it.

However, soon it was time for the main events to begin. Four of the eight games were scheduled to begin, and each of the four arenas were all prepared and waiting.

The first arena certainly had the most elaborate set up. An intricate and somewhat complicated obstacle course. This made the training courses for the marines look like child's play by comparison. In a small commentary box in the grandstands, a young woman with a hat resembling a frog cheered into the microphone.

Mary Croaks:

"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the opening games of the Davy Back Brawl! Here we have the obstacle course, inspired by the land of Wano, home of the samurai and ninja! Contestants need to hop, skip, jump, climb and crawl their way to victory! The first one to the finish line is the winner! Let's hope for a good show folks!"

-----@^@-----

Arena two had a much more simple set up. A single stage with six small platforms in front of it. On the main stage stood a dignified young man in a suit.

Alec Carlisle:

"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Statue Game. The rules are quite simple. I'll give our contestants a pose, and they must copy and hold that pose for ten seconds. If they cannot, they are eliminated. The game will continue until one remains. I hope you're good at keeping your balance."

-----@^@-----

Arena three was certainly the best smelling. A long table for six had been set up, while numerous chefs were positioned, in the middle cooking fresh food for the contest. More than a few mouths were watering from the delightful aroma. Standing amongst the chefs, a mustachioed man in a bright suit and a Pompodour that would make Ryoichi proud cheered into his microphone.

Hammond Ridley:

"Gourmands and food lovers everywhere, welcome to the Eating Contest, where we get to watch in envy as our six contestants pig out. You can't eat any more, or you throw up, you're out! This impromptu feast will continue until one remains! Let's hope their eyes aren't bigger than their stomachs!"

-----@^@-----

The fourth and final arena had a large cylinder set up. The cylinder was long enough for several people, and split into segments. Numerous walls and other obstacles were scattered across its surface. Overseeing this game was a young, blonde woman, dressed like a cowboy.

Ruth Heralds:

"Well howdy folks, and welcome to Roll Out. Our contestants need to try and stay on these spinning platforms for as long as possible. You fall, you're out! Last man standing wins. So let's get this show on the road!"


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Total Word Count: 3,927
Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Mon Feb 21, 2022 12:57 pm
When the boxer stopped at the door, the swordswoman didn’t even pass him a glance. She merely clutched her wrist. “...” The murmur would’ve been inaudible even without her condition. Still, the sentiment was there. A failure like her was not worthy of neither training nor food. Her stomach, however, disagreed. Loudly.

Well... Maybe one bite...

The call to get moving came all too soon for some. Reluctant as ever, the weasel woman snuck out of her hidey hole. She joined her allies, staying at the back of the group. Doubts and worries weighed heavily on her slumped shoulders. It was a grim contrast to all the excited air around her.

Before long, the silent soldier found herself waiting for... something... at a shady entrance to the first arena. She peered inside, studying the course. It was shaped like a spiral mountain to maximize the distance in a limited space. Various traps, tricks and obstacles littered the narrow course. One mistake might send one stumbling all the way down. A bright spotlight illuminated the starting line at the base of the mountain. An identical spotlight shone at the platform marking the top.

The announcer’s voice echoed across the arena, welcoming the audience to the show. Yumiko was so engrossed in the odd arena that she completely missed the four shadows creeping right behind her...

Right until the announcer called the first of them to the starting line.

“Welcome to earth, the messenger of the heavens, Hermes!”

The startled weasel jumped high enough to bash her head, when a shadow dashed right past her. It stopped in the spotlight, revealing a lithe, handsome man. Wearing nothing more than skimpy white robes, sandals and an odd helmet, he flexed and basked in the attention. His helmet, back and both sandals had tiny wings on them. Though the ones on his back seemed to flutter occasionally...

“Good news has wings~”

Another call echoed across the arena. “More metal than man, give it up for Jack ‘Rocketman’ Liftoff!” And another shadow moved. This one marched methodically, clanking as it went. The lean man looked like a living rocket, complete with a red, conical hat and fuse going up his... Erm, nevermind. He gave the crowd a thumbs up.

“Ready for launch.”

By the third call, the weasel had calmed down enough to come from the ceiling. “Raise your voices for the banshee of the music world, Six Pestols!” The spotlight revealed a grim woman with wildly spiking hair and several sharp piercings. Her ragged outfit was all black and purple, with skull motifs. She stuck out her tongue and flipped off the audience.

“Fuck off and die, ya posers.”

The fourth call still managed to shock the sheltered foreigner. She looked like she had seen a monster. “Meet the fishman really living up to the nickname ‘greased lightning’, Kilovolt!” Slithering more than walking, a long eelman swiftly raced to the spotlight. His dark skin glistened with strange goo and occasionally crackled with blue sparks.

“Kekeke... You’re in for a shock!”

Finally, it was the stressed swordwoman’s turn. She still didn’t feel quite ready. “Known to be as brutal as she is beautiful, the queen of the fairies, Titania!” Still, she marched over to the starting line, surrounded by cheers that felt insincere. “...” She had nothing to say anyway...

Meanwhile in the audience, a short, suspicious pirate shifted his baffled stare between the last contestant and a wanted poster. “That’s Titania...? She seems... bigger in the photo...” He muttered, clearly sulking.

In the next seat, a burly man finished destroying a whole tray of corn dogs before answering. “Eh, the camera adds ten pounds, you know.” He shrugged idly.

The smaller pirate shot a venomous glare at his uncaring friend. “Right, but where’s the other hundred and forty? I was promised a beefcake, but instead I got a cocktail weiner.” He gestured at the scrawny scarecrow on the field.

Sadly, the point was lost on the big fellow. He simply flashed a cheery smile. “Ooh, I like both those things.” ...Much to the bitter dismay of his friend.

“Tch, you would, you uncultured swine.”

Back at the arena, the contestants were getting into positions. The lights dimmed, making the lit path ahead of them all the brighter. Practically hopping in her seat, the excited announcer got ready as well.

“On your marks! Get set...!”

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Thread Total: 4277
Saga Total: 10 594
Ryoichi Ayugai
Tracker

Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.13
Berries Berries : 193,023,400
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Wed Feb 23, 2022 1:38 pm
Good news for the runners of the crew! They can now stop running! Bad news for the people sleeping! The games are about to begin! Bad news for Ryoichi aswell! He can't keep on his morning training routine! All is lost now! But no matter. The four announcers had announced the beginning of the day with the list of games set for it.

"Ah shoot, my time has come." but Ryoichi was nowhere near dressed for the occasion. He was lacking the shirt, and his crown, which he immediately ran to grab from his room before heading for the large tent where his competition was being held.

One by one, the competitors entered into the large tent. This gave the big pompadour rocking announcer a chance to enthusiastically announce each and every contestant. "I, Hammond Ridely, am honored to introduce our contestants to this mighty feast! Everyone make some noise!"

First through the curtains was a purple-looking figure with black hair. He looked humanoid, but he was rocking four arms, and gills on the sides of his neck. "This lad certainly is here to test out our chefs cooking, helping him are all of his four arms! Deep Chef! Wahid Zeeshan of the Riptide Pirates!"

Wahid Zeeshan:

Second, through the curtain was a surprise to be sure. That explained why the tent was as large as it was. With heavy stomps with the land shaking, a giant entered the tent, rocking short brown hair with a long beard and wearing a red lumberjack shirt with blue jeans. The most recognizable feature of him is the large marine-issued white cloak, but the signature "Justice" symbol has been crossed, replaced by "Death" instead. "Survivor of the marine betrayal! This big lad has sworn death to each and every one of them he meets! Standing sixteen meters tall! The giant lumberjack! Jackson of the Iron Urchins!"

Lumberjack Jackson:

Third rolled in through the curtains a big, rather chubby-looking person who was rocking a long blonde very spiky hair. He wore leather pants, tank boots, a ripped shirt, and a leather jacket with multiple metal spikes on it. "Rolling through the crowd! He ain't gonna take anything from anyone and no-one shall stop him! He is the Rolling Misfit, mister Znider Boling of Misfit Pirates!"

The fourth man entering the tent through the curtains was a modest-looking monk wrapped in white robes. The biggest selling point of his looks was his bald head and long arms. "Hailing from the Longarm tribe, this man had chosen to embrace a different kind of lifestyle. But be careful! Despite his holy status, his fingers are long, and so are his arms. Keep a close eye on your belongings! It's the Kleptomania! Raul Finigan of the Centurion Pirates!"

The fifth man entered in with 'grace'. He leaned back as he walked, pulling off the iconic pimp walk while rocking a purple suit with a purple hat, golden sunglasses with the purple glass, and a cane. "This man is something that he likes to call, 'a pimp'. Give it up for the Pimp... Yeah, just the Pimp of the Big Top Pirates!"

The Pimp:

And lastly, entered the man himself. Ryoichi entered into the spotlight, his arms raised up and then immediately flexed into the muscles. "This man arrived on this island in a large red mushroom, almost like he is from a fairy tale! And a fairy he himself is aswell! Give it up to the king of all fairies! It's King Oberon of the Red Cap Pirates!"

"Love your pompadour!" Ryoichi couldn't help but give out his praise to the announcer himself. His secret identity didn't allow him to rock pompadour himself, but that does not stop him from praising others who rock it.

All the contestants moved over to their seats. Among others, Ryoichi actually looked rather small. Among them, there was a clear favorite... It was, of course, the giant. Who else of them was about to consume enough food to top a giant? We shall see!

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Thread total: 4259
Saga total: 11 321
Anton La'croix
Tracker

Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 7
Hitpoints (HP) : 352
Attack (ATK) : 380
Defense (DEF) : 390
Reflex (RX) : 405
Willpower (WP) : 400
Level : 65
Experience Points : 6500
Quality Score : S
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.23; +0.20 (to all allies)
Berries Berries : 80,846,300
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Wed Feb 23, 2022 3:59 pm
With the four contestants heading to their respective games, the remainder of the crew split up, each to throw their support in behind their crewmates. Anton himself, under the guise of Puck, had chosen to go support Yumiko. He had full faith in the Wano woman's capabilities, but he knew she wasn't in a good place emotionally and mentally right now. Hopefully some support from her peers would help her mindset.

And that couldn't be more obviously needed when the contestants were announced. The woman had gotten Yumiko's alias wrong. Anton's face fell flat as many of the pirates were just straight up confused. But as the game was about to begin, Anton immediately noticed something else was wrong.

"Hold it!"

All eyes turned to a large canvas screen that was positioned high up in the arena. There was a flicker of light from a projector, and Alcibiades' image appeared on the screen.

"I'm sorry to interrupt you Mary, but I feel I would be amiss if I didn't point out a couple of mistakes you made."

"First off, our lovely contestant from the Red Caps is infact Miss Mustardseed." The visage seemed to turn his gaze down towards Yumiko, "My apologies."

There was the sound of papers rustling in the commentary box before there was a shocked wail. "Wah! He's right! Miss Titania's taking part in the dodgeball later!" A number of the confused pirates seemed to let out a collective 'aah', at this explanation.

"Secondly, I do believe you're missing someone. The representative from the Big Top Pirates has yet to appear," Alcibiades pointed out, earning another wail of dismay from Mary.

"I'm right here!"

Everyone stopped and suddenly looked downward. Even Alcibiades through the screen tried to peer at the source of the little voice. It was only then everyone noticed the tiny figure standing amongst the contestants. She barely reached up past Yumiko's ankle. A small woman dressed in the brightly colored attire of a jester, with bright pink hair, and what appeared to be a large pink pom pom that was actually a tail.

"Tiny Laugh Lane here, ready to go!"

Many pirates in the audience laughed at what they thought was a joke. The Big Top Pirates were quite calm. Meanwhile, every savvy pirate (and Anton) blanched. A dwarf. The Big Top Pirates had a dwarf. Though they were small in size, they possessed surprising strength and speed. Suddenly everyone who knew knew who to watch out for.

On the screen, Alcibiades smiled. "There we are. Six contestants all ready to go. They're all yours Mary." The screen then went blank.

"Um, thank you," replied Mary, clearly a little shaken up by her mistakes. "C-Contestants take your positions. Ready...set..."


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Total Word Count: 4,382
Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:34 am
ROUND 1
Yumiko uses:
[HT] Final Mercy on Obstacle Course
[LT] Storm Chaser on Obstacle Course
[UT] on Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course uses:
[MT] on Yumiko
[LT] on Yumiko
[LT] on Yumiko
[UT] on Yumiko

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Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:34 am
The member 'Yumiko' has done the following action : Dice Roll


#1 'Reflex Check' : 12, 8, 1

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 13, 5, 9, 17
Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Fri Feb 25, 2022 1:08 pm
Lined side by side, the five contestants waited for the fateful final word. It was more than just a simple race. The honor of their crew was on the line. As the sluggish seconds crawled by, they all hunched forward ever so slightly. More and more... Seeking even the slightest edge against the competition.

“Hold it!”

The shocked contestants promptly face-planted onto the starting line in a beautiful unison. Rubbing their faces, they scrambled back onto their feet to hear what the interruption was all about. The more foul-mouthed members were already grumbling cruel insults at the gentleman.

Yumiko averted her gaze, when the man on the magic screen corrected her name. She neither deserved nor wanted his apologies. It was just one fake name mistaken for another. Honestly, she hadn’t even noticed herself...

Speaking of not noticing things...

The weasel woman recoiled, when a sudden voice chimed from at her feet. She looked down in disbelief, half-expecting to find a talking mouse. Well, the size was close enough at least. She blinked slowly... Then rubbed her eyes... But the tiny girl still stood there.

While the other contestants narrowed their eyes, the foreigner was blissfully ignorant of the challenge they now faced. In fact, only one thought crossed her mind. ‘...’ It was another thought she would forever keep secret. Still, the gentle smile and the faint blush warming her frigid features were pretty telling.

Suddenly, Yumiko straightened her back. She shook her head vehemently to purge the distracting thoughts. Nay, the moment she mistook a pirate for anything but a threat, she had already lost. No matter how ‘...’ it looked... Gah! Nay! This was not the time to get distracted!

Tension crackled like imaginary static. The froggy announcer’s voice rang through the arena. Once again, the contestants took their spots at the starting line. Each word pushed them closer to the edge. Ready... Set...

“GO!”

A cloud of dust erupted from the explosive start. The crowd-favorite, Tiny Laugh Lane, stole the first spot right at the start. Her little legs were a mere blur as she rushed forth. Staying close second was Hermes who seemed to almost fly with his graceful leaps. ‘Mustardseed’ and Six Pestols were competing fiercely for the third spot, practically shoulder to shoulder against each other. Kilovolt was also mere steps behind.

And finally...

The ‘Rocketman’ was leisurely jogging after the main crew. However, he didn’t seem the slightest bit winded or worried. Rather, the mechanical man pulled a match from his pocket. Striking it against his rugged beard, he lit the long fuse. Sparks started flying as the flames quickly approached his behind.

Meanwhile, the first place already reached the first obstacle, as evident by the announcer’s excited squeak. “Tiny Laugh Lane takes the lead! Lookit those lil legs go! But how will she handle the sticky mud pit?” Indeed, the hurdle ahead was a large field of brown goop. Stepping into that would easily cost a careless racer their placing. And their shoes.

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Thread Total: 4777
Saga Total: 11 094
Ryoichi Ayugai
Tracker

Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
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Income Bonus : +0.13
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Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:46 pm
Round 1:

Ryoichi Ayugai uses:

Kenbunshoku Haki on Himself
[MT] Taunting on The Second Round Feast
[LT] Weaving on Himself
[LT] Finger Slice on The Second Round Feast
[UT] on The Second Round Feast

The Second Round Feast uses:

[MT] on Ryoichi Ayugai
[LT] on Ryoichi Ayugai
[LT] on Ryoichi Ayugai
[UT] on Ryoichi Ayugai


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#1 'Reflex Check' : 5, 18, 20

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 13, 17, 1, 14
Ryoichi Ayugai
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Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
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Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:08 am
Round 2

Ryoichi Ayugai uses:

Busoshoku haki on Himself
[HT] Champions Right Straight on The Second Round Feast
[LT] Champions jab on The Second Round Feast
[UT] on The Second Round Feast

The Second Round Feast uses:

[MT] on Ryoichi Ayugai
[LT] on Ryoichi Ayugai
[LT] on Ryoichi Ayugai
[UT] on Ryoichi Ayugai

COMBAT TRACKERS:


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Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:08 am
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#1 'Reflex Check' : 9, 10, 12

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 5, 16, 11, 7
Ryoichi Ayugai
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Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.13
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Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:39 am
Round 3

Ryoichi Ayugai uses:

[MT] Improved weaving on Himself
[LT] Left hook on The Second Round Feast
[LT] Right straight on The Second Round Feast
[UT] on The Second Round Feast

The Second Round Feast uses:

[HT] on Ryoichi Ayugai
[UT] on Ryoichi Ayugai

COMBAT TRACKERS:


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#1 'Reflex Check' : 7, 13, 16

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 2, 2
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Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.13
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Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:17 pm
"Magnificent! All of our contestants! Have a seat! It is time to start our competition! But! First off! Some information about it!" as the contestants were taking a seat down on the rather long table that at one end had a very out-of-proportion large table and chair to accommodate the giant that had entered.

"Our competition is divided into three rounds! As they say in the culinary world. The most common dinner consists of three courses! Appetizer! Main dish! And lastly, the desert!" each announcement that the announcer made was met with an applaud from the audience, and even from a couple of the merrier pirates competing.

One by one, the platers with lids on them were brought out from the kitchen and placed in front of each contestant, but one. The announcer grinned as he then addressed the elephant in the room"Urchins thought they were being cheeky when they assign a giant for this competition."

Lastly, three large platers of food, fit for a giant, were brought out by multiple people, each plater having at least ten people carrying it. "This shall level the playfield!" and it sure did do so. "The rules are simple! Finish all your platers of food as fast as you can! Try not to fall off until you make it to the desert!

The wide grin stayed on the announcer's face as he had finished the rule reading. It was now time for the competition to officially start. "Let the feast... BEGIN!" one by one each plate had the lid removed... And the shock hit each and every contestant... What the heck is this?!

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Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 7
Hitpoints (HP) : 352
Attack (ATK) : 380
Defense (DEF) : 390
Reflex (RX) : 405
Willpower (WP) : 400
Level : 65
Experience Points : 6500
Quality Score : S
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.23; +0.20 (to all allies)
Berries Berries : 80,846,300
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Tue Mar 01, 2022 1:08 pm
As soon as the race began, everyone in the grandstands was on their feet, cheering on the runners. As expected, the dwarf had shot out into an early lead, and the centurian seemed pretty fast as well. Anton tried to swallow back feelings of nervousness. He had always felt Yumiko was fast on her feet, but seeing the speed of some of the others made him feel they might have underetestimated the others.

And then there was Rocketman, jogging along behind. Anton's keen sense of noticing when something was wrong was throwing up a lot of red flags right now. Nobody should be that calm in their situation. "Watch out for Rocketman!" Anton yelled out, trying to be heard through the crowd. The man had to have some sort of trick up his sleeve.

"Heya A-Puck!" Anton blinked and looked over to see the smiling face of Lune beside him. "Oh! Lune." Instinct caused him to look on his other side, seeing Sol standing there. "Sol. What are you two doing here?" Sol smiled. "We're here to cheer your crewmates on." "Yeah! Any friend of yours is a friend of ours!" She looked towards the race, "Go-!" she paused and leaned in to Anton, "What's her name?"

"Mustardseed."

"Thank you. GO MUSTARDSEED!"

"KICK THEIR BUTTS!"


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Yumiko
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Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Wed Mar 02, 2022 8:11 am
Tiny Laugh Lane came to a screeching halt mere inches away from the edge of the mud pit. Her little arms flailed as she teetered on the edge. “Woah woah woah~! I’m gonna, gonna...!” After a couple of tense seconds, she smirked playfully and bounced backwards. “...Not fall~!”

The second place followed the suit, skidding to a stop. He shuddered at the sight of filth. In the same second, the third and fourth place reached the edge as well. All silently agreed that the gap was too big for a simple leap.

Where the other contestants hesitated, Kilovolt surged onward. “Watch me swooce right in! Keeekekeke!” He dove right into the muck, slithering along like a slippery snake in a slide. His brazen tactic proved very effective and he promptly stole the lead.

Six Pestols glared at the fleeing first place and gritted her teeth. It lit a fire behind her eyes. Or a fuse... “Tch...” Her hands shot to the sides, grabbing the other two contestants by their arms. “Fuckin’ MOVE!” With a foul scream, she spun around and tossed them right into the pit. She then took a couple of steps back, as if preparing for something...

Hermes proved even lighter than his lithe frame suggested. He flew over two thirds of the way, before flipping around and landing deftly on his feet. In fact, he barely even sank, only getting his sandals stuck.

‘Mustardseed’, however, wasn’t as light and nimble. She landed on her hands and knees, narrowly avoiding a faceful of mud. ...For about two seconds, before the punk girl used her back as a springboard. Mud splashed as she sank.

Even the froggy commentator winced playfully. “Oof, Mustardseed is gonna feel that one tomorrow! Buuut on the upside, after that mud bath her skin is gonna look a~maziiing~!” The crowd laughed and cheered.

Hermes, ever quick in his movements, shed his sandals and spread his tiny wings. His leap was so explosive it could’ve been mistaken for flying. Both him and the punk landed at the same time, sharing a fiercely competitive glance.

Oh, but what about the dwarf?

Suddenly, the punk girl’s spiky hair rustled. “Thanks for the ride~!” The dwarf burst out, giggling like a maniacal jester. With her speed, she secured second place immediately. Three and four were left briefly gawking in the dust, before giving chase.

Meanwhile, in fifth place, a vaguely samurai-shaped lump was moving through the pit like a burrowing rodent. Upon reaching the other end, she slowly climbed up, utterly covered in brown goop. “...” She muttered bitterly, while wiping her face. Though her skin did glisten with healthy rejuvenation, the silver lining was lost on her.

Echoing shouts gained the weasel woman’s attention. She glanced towards the crowd, only to find a familiar face sitting alongside two less familiar ones... Wait, wasn’t that pale one...? She pulled her gaze away, focusing on the course ahead. Nay, it mattered not. Only the race mattered. Shaking the last clumps of mud from her clothing, she rushed off at renewed speed.

Still dead last, Rocketman finally reached the mud pit. He didn’t hesitate or stop. No, he jumped right in, landing with a splash. Yet the sticky goop did nothing to slow down his leisurely jog. “Beginning countdown. Ten... nine... eight...” The burning fuse was getting really close to his behind now...

The other contestants already completed a lap around the spiraling mountain and reached the next obstacle. As in any good course, the challenge kept escalating. The mountainside was lined with boxing gloves. They pistoned back and forth at blitzing speeds, delivering random mechanical punches several times a second. A single mistake would send a contestant tumbling down... Right back into the mud pit.

Well, at least it would soften the fall.

Kilovolt was first to reach the punchy blockade, but Tiny Laugh Lane was hot on his heels. He charged recklessly into the storm, weathering punches that seemed to slide right off. In stark contrast, the dwarf looked like she was dancing, as she deftly dodged each and every threat along the way.

Rounding the bend, Hermes and Six Pestols reached the obstacle at the same time. Suddenly, the punk girl grabbed her lithe competition by the neck. “Get stuffed, twink!” She yanked him between herself and the wall, wielding the poor man as a meatshield. Afterwards, she tossed the battered body aside like a used tissue. The rude tactic allowed her to catch up to the leading duo.

That only left Rocketman and...

Wait, where was ‘Mustardseed’?

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Ryoichi Ayugai
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Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.13
Berries Berries : 193,023,400
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Sat Mar 05, 2022 2:25 pm
Dreams were shattered, expectations were ruined. It was nothing but a surprise... Not the good kind of surprise upon the reveal. The faces of the competitors went did a full one-eighty degree turn. The smiles faded, and the shock entered... This was no ordinary eating competition. It was the fear factory...

While the shocked and baffled competitors looked at the plates, the crowd was cheering on them. This is what the crowd wanted. All this circus and show. They were away from harm's way, so it did not concern them one bit for what was coming to the competitors.

Worms, snakes, beadles, all sorts of bugs, and creepy crawlies, you name it. It was a far from ideal feast... But there certainly were cultures who enjoy these kinds of things. "Delicacies from all around the world! They aren't poisonous! Probably. Enjoy!" the announcer was as sympathetic as always.

Ryoichi gulped as he was face to face with the crawlies. They were on tray one... And tray two... And even tray three! All courses, all crawlies! What kind of sick twisted game is this?! His hand moved towards one of the worms, which he raised up near his face... And another gulp could be heard. Hesitant he was about this all... Is it worth it?

"Oi feck this sheit! Are ye fockin' havin' a laugh ey?" the spiky punker of the misfits rose up and began to walk towards the announcer. "Oh boy! First quitter already?" and as the punker grabbed a hold of the announcers collar, he did nothing but snap the finger and the security arrived.

"Ye neve' catchin' me wankahs!" and thus the punker rolled away like a spiky ball. But the man had to be captured. Possible he will be picked up by the winner. "If you give up, please do not run away! Less work for us and less problems for you!"

Meanwhile, when the whole commodity was happening, the resident chef of the fishmen was already enjoying his meal. No wonder, it was not a problem for him, he is probably used to the creepy crawlies! But Ryoichi could not be worse than him, nor anyone else... And thus, the worm went into his mouth... Shivering on the spot as he felt the slimy wire-like thingy go down his throat... Disgusting! But it was just the beginning.

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Anton La'croix
Tracker

Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 7
Hitpoints (HP) : 352
Attack (ATK) : 380
Defense (DEF) : 390
Reflex (RX) : 405
Willpower (WP) : 400
Level : 65
Experience Points : 6500
Quality Score : S
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.23; +0.20 (to all allies)
Berries Berries : 80,846,300
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Sun Mar 06, 2022 1:25 pm
Things were not going well for Yumiko at all, at least for Anton's perspective. Used as a stepping stone by one of the Misfits and now dripping in mud, she had been thrown down to second to last, in front of Rocketman, whom Anton still didn't trust the look of. He had been way to calm, and that count down wasn't helping.

Though sympathy quickly shifted to Hermes, as the poor guy was used as a meat shield and tossed into the mud. There were roars of anger from the Centurians in the crowd, while the Misfits snarked back. It almost seemed like a fight was about to break out.

"I never thought an obstacle course would be a contact sport," Sol mused. Anton let out a low groan. "It's an event with pirates. What did you expect?" And if Yumiko was going to win this thing, she might need to start playing things their way. Good lord, imagine her reaction the that!

"Um, guys?" Lune spoke up, "Where's Mustardseed?"

Anton blinked and looked over, his jaw dropping. The disguised marine was nowhere to be found. Where did she go!? Was invisibility part of her devil fruit or something? No, that couldn't be it. He looked around frantically, trying to spot her.

-----@^@-----

Meanwhile, at the 'eating contest', things were going marginally better. The Misfits were absolutely livid at Znyder bailing on the contest, yelling after him to get his ass back in the game. But everyone else's hesitation had allowed the Riptide Pirates a huge lead as their chef dug in.

In the audience, Celia watched. Ryoichi was only now forcing himself to eat. At this rate they would lose badly. She got to hear feet. "Dammit Oberon!" she shouted, "Stop being such a baby and eat! You chose this contest, didn't you?"

This earned some laughs from the crowd, including Hammond. "You heard her Oberon. Wouldn't want the missus mad at you would w-YIPES!" He jumped at the gunshot that hit the ground just by his foot. He looked over at Celia, who was sending him one hell of a death glare, and pointing a smoking derringer at him. "Let's get one thing straight folks. I am NOT his wife!"


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Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:45 pm
Around the last bend, the finish line was approaching fast. However, right before it was the final obstacle. Steel cables crisscrossed like a messy spider web blocking the whole path. Every few seconds, crackling blue bolts crawled along the metal strands. It was the mother of all bug zappers.

The threat didn’t seem to slow down Kilovolt though. Rather, the slippery merman started buzzing with yellowish bolts of his own. “Kekeke! First place! And the atmosphere’s electric!” His slippery hide squeezed easily into the web, as the competing voltages clashed.

However, before the first place could get too far, a playful voice chimed right behind him. “Pom Pom...” He made the mistake of glancing back, only to hear the voice now coming from above. “Hammer~!” His tiny foe brought her tail down with enough force to bash him against the ground. ...And several inches into it.

Yet Tiny Laugh Lane didn’t quite get the last laugh. A yellow bolt arced into her with an electric buzz. “yEOWCH~!” For someone so small, she had quite the lungs. It sent her tumbling back, right into one of the cables. More buzzing and a slight burnt smell drifted through the air.

The crowd winced in sympathy...

Both contestants were left squirming.

“Oof, seems nobody’s coming out of this unscathed, folks!”

Meanwhile, sharp eyes peering closely at the track could pick up faint flickers followed closely by a billowing trail of dust. Yumiko’s lithe figure kept escaping briefly from sight, as she leapt and lunged forward on all fours faster than most eyes could follow. White streaks of flowing wind circled around her.

Upon reaching the punching obstacle, the weasel woman stopped for a brief second. Her shoulders heaved with a deep breath. She studied the movements keenly, reminiscent of a predator eyeing its prey. Instinctively, her hands drifted to her side, as if holding an imaginary blade...

Suddenly, the swordswoman vanished. A split second later, she reappeared on the other side of the obstacle. The pale winds flared again, as she kept running. While she couldn’t summon cutting slashes without a blade... Perhaps she didn’t need them for this one.

Even the announcer took notice, hopping excitedly in her seat. “Woah, Mustardseed took off! She’s running like the wind!” The froggy woman had no clue how right she got that.

And speaking of taking off...

In the very last place, the countdown was coming to an end. “3... 2... 1...” The jogging marine lowered his head akin to a charging bull, assuming a peculiar running position. His entire body was almost parallel to the ground, barely staying on the gangly legs. “...Blast off.”  The burning fuse vanished between his buttcheeks.

Suddenly, Rocketman started living up to his nickname in a very literal and visceral sense. His behind began spewing out a furious stream of flame. The acceleration was explosive. He shot forward at blazing speed, as his legs turned to mere blur.

The wall of fists did nothing to slow down the rushing rocket. “Ramming speed.” He simply blasted through the blows with a chorus of metallic clangs. Not even a dent on his shiny, red exterior. At this rate, he would catch up to the first place in a matter of seconds.

By now, Six Pestols had reached the electric web as well. “Bloody hell, this is gonna suck...” Gritting her teeth, she shielded her face and simply charged at it. Arcing electricity lashed at her like countless whips. She twitched... Slowed down... But simply wouldn’t stop. “Tch, you think... this... hurts me?! I’ve done worse to myself!” The Misfits cheered wildly at her fierce resolve.

‘Mustardseed’ was also gaining quickly. She came to a skidding stop barely an inch away from the web. Hesitation painted her features pale. Speed didn’t help her against this foe. While she was distracted, her ears twitched at a peculiar sound... It sounded like a burning flame accompanied by rapid tapping...

And then it hit her.

Rocketman rushed right through the electrified web, like it wasn’t even there. Sparks flashed, cables snapped, bones cracked. Six Pestols, Tiny Laugh Lane, even Kilovolt were bowled aside effortlessly. Nothing could stop the metal behemoth’s charge.

The race was over in seconds. Only after crossing the finish line, the living rocket came to a screeching halt. His legs dug two long grooves into the track. He lifted his head and raised his fist. After a stunned pause, the gawking announcer managed to call the results.

“I-it’s over! And the winner is... Mustardseed!”

Wait, what?

Shocked gasps spread across the crowd. The stands rumbled with confused murmurs... Until the announcer pointed at Rocketman’s pointy rocket hat. Or rather the limp figure stuck to it. “Yes! Mustardseed crossed the finish line first, using her competition as a booster!” Stunned silence swept across the area... Before erupting into wild cheers.

People loved a good show.

Yumiko, meanwhile, was barely conscious anymore. Blood painted her torn clothing. Her back felt like she had rolled in glass. With her last strength, she managed to pry herself free and land onto her feet. Briefly she swayed, glancing around in confusion. Huh... How very strange... Usually she would’ve collapsed by now.

Ah, there she goes.

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Ryoichi Ayugai
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Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.13
Berries Berries : 193,023,400
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Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:54 am
"Oh hi wifey!" he waved towards Celia who had shown up in the audience was then used by Ryoichi the Oberon to simply give him a momentary distraction from the disgusting sensation he was feeling down his throat thanks to the worm.

But that momentary distraction only lasted for a brief moment, hence the name 'momentary'. Back to the reality, he went, and remaining in front of him were still three plates full of creepy crawlies. His progress had been slow... Just one worm. Giving up was clearly an option. This was horrible!

But what would the crew then say? He was given a task to lead this crew to victory... And here he is, struggling with eating! Those who were in this competition also began to chow down. Some faster, some slower, but so far there seemed to be no competition against the Fishman.

Another gulping sound could be heard coming from Ryoichi's direction, hesitantly he grabbed a hold of the hard-shelled bugs. One by one, he began to put them in his mouth. As his teeth dug into the hard shell, he could hear the cracking sound... Crispy.

Shivers went through his body as he swallowed each and every bug down. Disgusting. They tasted weirdly rotten... It was hard to pinpoint a delicious taste. The fact that some people consider them a delicacy simply did not make it into Ryoichi's head. Those people have no soul or taste!

It did not take too long until the first 'casualties' formed. The purple suit-wearing 'Pimp' the Pimp could hold himself back as he stood up and turned around, only to then let the bodily fluid exit his mouth... Worst part, all over his own shiny shoes. "Aghsghsgh... Muh stchus... Aghshsghsh" "Ohohoho ladies and gentleman! Is this our first casualty?!" short answer... Yes... But was the fight over for him?

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Anton La'croix
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Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 7
Hitpoints (HP) : 352
Attack (ATK) : 380
Defense (DEF) : 390
Reflex (RX) : 405
Willpower (WP) : 400
Level : 65
Experience Points : 6500
Quality Score : S
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.23; +0.20 (to all allies)
Berries Berries : 80,846,300
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Sun Mar 13, 2022 1:42 pm
Anton couldn't keep himself from grinning as he managed to keep track of Yumiko. The woman was now moving with surprising speed. He knew she had it in her! There was just one obstacle left, and two of the frontrunners had taken eachother out. "Come on Mustardseed! You got this!" he cheered out encouragingly.

And then the bomb went off. Or in this case, the rocket. Rocketman tore through the course like it was nothing. Shooting across the finish line. Cheers turned to wails of dispair as Anton pulled at the mushroom cap her wore. He KNEW Rocketman was up to something. He just knew it!

Wait...did she say Mustardseed won?

It turned out Yumiko not watching out for him had worked in her favor. The former marine had accidently carried her over the finish line! Anton couldn't help himself as he jumped up and cheered in victory.

And then in typical Yumiko fashion, she collapsed.

Anton, followed by Sol and Lune, scrambled over the barricade to get onto the field, just as the medics had reached her. 'Cobweb', was among them. The doctor volunteering for this event when he learned Yumiko was participating. Anton reached them as they were loading her onto a stretcher.

Doc looked over at his disguised leader. "She's a bit roughed up, but she'll be fine. She's endured much worse." Anton nodded. That was certainly a relief. "Well, hopefully you can get her back on her feet soon. She still needs to choose her prize." The five other pirates would have to stew on that for a little bit. "Oh, and Cobweb." Anton couldn't stop himself from smiling, "Make sure there's a drink for her when she wakes up. She's earned it."

-----@^@-----

Meanwhile, Celia looked absolutely flabbergasted by Ryoichi's response. Did...did he just called her Wifey!? This earned some snickers from the crowd, and an absolutely fierce glare from the short woman. Just great. Now people were going to think they were married for this whole competition. Celia's mind immediately started thinking of potential ways to make Ryoichi pay!

Well, if there was one silver lining, it looked as if another contestant was gone. That just left Ryoichi with the fishman, the giant, and the longarm. Though if how the fishman was eating was anything to go by, Ryoichi couldn't simply outlast his competition.

No, Ryoichi would have to wait until afterwards to puke his guts out.


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Yumiko
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Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Mon Mar 14, 2022 9:40 am
People loved a good show. That much was obvious from the wild cheering even as the medics rushed the scene. Now that the race was over,  the wild speculations began to circle the stands. Who would the winner pick?

Doctors buzzed around the downed woman, checking breathing, pulse, all the essentials before breathing in relief. She was just out cold. It happened with athletes who pushed themselves too hard. Or got pushed too hard, in this case.

While the medics worked their magic, the other contestants were gathering their wits as well.

Six Pestols was the first up on her feet, despite getting bowled over. She spat out blood and wiped the red trickle from the corner of her mouth. “If she picks me, I’m breaking her spine. No way in hell I’m dressing like a fuckin’ forest sprite.” The mutter was accompanied by a venomous glare at the downed winner.

Tiny Laugh Lane strutted over as well, dusting her colorful outfit. “Psh, who would ever want you~?” She chimed smugly, inviting the punk’s ire. “Huh?! You wanna go, clown?” Provocation bred provocation. “Bring it on, you prickly hedgehog.” A dangerous smile played on the little jester’s lips.

Meanwhile, Kilovolt and Rocketman exchanged glances. “...Thousand beri says the dwarf beats her up.” The eelman offered idly. “Bet accepted.” The metal man nodded just as casually.

Behind them, the badly bruised pretty boy of the Centurion pirates was being carried off on a stretcher. His crew didn’t share the surrounding crowd’s cheer. Rather, they glared daggers at the punk and the entire band of misfits she represented. Like a viciously thorny rose, a grudge bloomed.

When ‘Puck’ suggested, or rather ordered a reward, ‘Cobweb’ dug into his pocket. White ceramic gleamed. Something sloshed softly. A strong stench of alcohol escaped into the air. “Well, I do happen to have one of the confiscated bottles right h-” A blur swiped past his hand.

In a blink, the bottle was gone, though not far. The doctor glanced at his now empty hand, then at the injured patient. “...How?” It was a question condensed from all the longer ones swirling in his head.

Yumiko was too busy savoring the sake to answer. Thankfully, the bottle was too small to do much else than ease the pain. She emptied the whole thing in a single swig, before slouching back with a satisfied sigh. A gentle blush of pink painted her pale features. It was just as strong as she remembered.

Once the last drops had rolled down the Wano woman’s tongue, her hazy gaze wandered onto the people around her. “...?” She asked softly. Her dazed mind was still stuck on the moments before the impact. She clearly had no clue what had just happened.

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Ryoichi Ayugai
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Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.13
Berries Berries : 193,023,400
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Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:41 pm
"And that's four remaining competitors left! Our fellow long arm monk! A very handy Fishman! Loveable giant! And of course, our king of fairies! Who shall emerge victoriously?! Crowd! Let us hear you cheer for your favorite!" in a true showman fashion, the announcer managed to have the tent erupt in cheers. Out of those cheers, some even went towards Oberon, who was currently trying hard to 'enjoy' his meal.

For a brief moment, Ryoichi stopped eating and once more contemplated if this all is worth destroying his insides. Who knows what those bugs will do? While he was taking the brief momentary brake, he had turned his head to glance in the direction of other contestants.

It was then when he noticed the Fishman was almost done with the first plate full of the crawlies... And Ryoichi had barely even begun with his. No... He could not lose this one. He could not have this on his consciousness. He gulped and then with both of his hands, he began to stuff his mouth with the crawlies, meanwhile, his eyes watering at the foul taste of them.

"Has Oberon finally pic...- WHAT IS THIS TURN OF EVENTS?! indeed, there was a turn of events. The giant had had it with the success of the Fishman and resulted in flicking all of the plates away from in front of Fishman with his gigantic finger.

But the Fishman did not take it lightly, and his answer was exactly the same. He kicked the table up that housed him, the giant, and by a very odd coincidence, the long arm monk.

As the end result, all three of the contestants had lost their plates of food, and an all-out brawl emerged. All of them were involved... Except for one who was housed on the table that had the other two surrendered contestants.

Ryoichi the Oberon was too busy stuffing his mouth with the foul creatures and too teary-eyed to even notice the brawl that was happening. He had his aim set straight now. Win the contest. Except... The contest was already over.

Ryoichi is the last man standing with food left on his table... Others have food dropped down. He just kept stuffing and stuffing his mouth... And seemingly no one was stopping him. They loved what was happening on the other table!

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