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The world, Earth, was grey. The bleakest, darkest, most depressing grey ever seen. To an alien Earth would've seemed like a rock orbiting the sun. The Earth has been in this ridiculous shape for three centuries now, starting when all of Earth's leaders gave up on a lost cause. When global warming threatened to destroy our home and neighbouring cultures were at each others throats. Then the wars started. They were brutal and all hell broke loose when they ended. For years people killed each other over scraps of food. Nobody would listen to provisional governments that were established. Then, a woman had a brilliant idea. There would be tournaments where people would fight each other in their own nations, winners would move onto more rounds, eventually a winner would be crowned and that winner would rule over all of Earth for 5 years, then the cycle would be repeated. Originally these battles would be fought with close combat weapons such as swords, hatchets, maces, eventually these weapons became high-tech and there were energized weapons and bodysuits. Bodysuits are customizable suits that the fighter crafts to his liking. They can be made up of organic, mechanical, or other types of materials. This is the setting in which our story takes place.




It was far in the competition, nearly the semi-finals, in fact there was only one challenger left to qualify. Troy from the Nakuri nation and Urn from the Nakuri nation were to face off. In walks the favourite, Urn and the crowd goes wild. Urn was an aggressive fighter, his body suit shaped like a wild boar his weapon was an energized mace. The underdog, Troy walks in, the crowd cheers, halfheartedly, they all knew he couldn't win, that he didn't have the slightest chance. Troy's weapon was an energized katana. Troy's bodysuit resembled a knight of old. "Make sure it's a clean fight fellahs!" The announcer Broadcaster announcers from his watchtower. Urn walks up to Troy, "He smells like a boar as well as looking like one!" Troy thinks. The battle begins! Urn swings viciously at Troy's head, Troy dodges and counterattacks with a bludgeon to the head. Urn backs up, yells with rage and charges again. This time he makes contact. Troy feels himself knocked off his feet. As he jumps up he swings his katana at Urn and catches him off guard. Urn falls over and releases a flash grenade. Troy stumbles back, lifts his visor and draws his weapon. When Urn charges the only thing he meets is the sharp end of Troy's katana. The medics rush on declare Troy the winner. The last entry in the semi finals.


Many miles away in an underground chamber a sinister silhouette acknowledges the presence of a new stranger. "Urn.... lost." The intruder is speared and beheaded without remorse.

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