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Destiny Colosseum

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R5 – Bahamut vs Surf & Turf
  • Ambyssin

    Gotta go back. Back to the past.
    Location
    Etherium
    Pronouns
    he/him
    Partners
    1. silvally-dragon
    2. necrozma-ultra
    Bahamut strolled the streets but was eventually alerted to the sounds of... cheering? It was the most concentrated bit of joy he'd heard since he'd gotten to Cibus. And that was suspicious. What did the locals have to celebrate with a potential looming crisis?

    He padded his way across the chilled grounds, trident-tipped tail swaying lazily behind him. "What's all of this, then? Why's there so much cheering?"
     
    R5 – Don't hold back!! How strong have we become?! Brisa vs Surf & Turf!!
  • unrepentantAuthor

    A cat that writes stories.
    Location
    UK
    Pronouns
    they/she
    Partners
    1. custom/purrloin-salem
    2. custom/sneasel-dusk
    3. custom/luz-companion
    4. custom/brisa-companion
    Brisa moved from the training rooms to the arena entrance, and made to ask about arranging a duel with someone. Ideally the matchup would be fairly even, but really what would be best was going toe to toe with someone she knew. It was always better than sparring with a stranger.

    "How do you do?" she asked someone who looked like they might be the fight organiser. "I'm Shinx Brisket of Team Spectrum, and I'd like to fight someone. D'you do walk-on matches?"
     
    R5 – Brisa, Astrid & Icetales
  • unrepentantAuthor

    A cat that writes stories.
    Location
    UK
    Pronouns
    they/she
    Partners
    1. custom/purrloin-salem
    2. custom/sneasel-dusk
    3. custom/luz-companion
    4. custom/brisa-companion
    "I believe it, Ma'am," said Brisa. "Be seein' you."

    She waved goodbye to Team Spice, idly imagining going toe to toe with them in her old body. Maybe it would be finally enough to let her evolve into luxray... but not today, and not in this body.

    She could still go for another fight, though. Maybe someone else would challenge her after spectating her last...
     
    R6 Bahamut versus Surf and Turf, the Sequel
  • Ambyssin

    Gotta go back. Back to the past.
    Location
    Etherium
    Pronouns
    he/him
    Partners
    1. silvally-dragon
    2. necrozma-ultra
    "Why must I show up to this infernal place again?" Bahamut stomped through the entrance with his arms drooping on either side of him.

    "You got a summons." Esper waved the piece of parchment in front of Bahamut's eyes. He grabbed it (and Esper) in his right hand. "Urk... c'mon, you don't want to disappoint the kiddies, right?"

    Bahamut let go and muttered something under his breath.
     
    R7 - Brisa vs Pepper
  • unrepentantAuthor

    A cat that writes stories.
    Location
    UK
    Pronouns
    they/she
    Partners
    1. custom/purrloin-salem
    2. custom/sneasel-dusk
    3. custom/luz-companion
    4. custom/brisa-companion
    Brisa's mane crackled with agitation as she loped into the arena. She needed to burn off some energy before she could even consider going through with this hypothetical meeting with her father. Even if it couldn't actually happen, she'd gotten way too worked up from staring down a god and all but daring him to kill her. Time to kick some ass. Or get her ass kicked, that would also do just fine, and it could actually happen with her body still not caught up to her usual strength and the folks of Cibus being mighty strong.

    "Who am I up against today?" she called out, half-expecting it to be the twins again. That'd be alright, but she was hoping for someone tougher, someone who might actually beat her.

    Luz took up a supporting stance behind her, waving her arms up to the crowds and kissing her digits and blowing kisses to the audience. What a fucking show-off.
     
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    R7 - Rematch against Shield
  • Namohysip

    Dragon Enthusiast
    Staff
    Partners
    1. charizard
    2. milotic
    "Alright," Owen said to himself, looking left and right. "I think if we know Rayquaza well enough, we can probably guess that he's going to open with the same strategy as before. He still has his Radiant powers, and he seems to be just a little stronger, too. So--"

    "Wait, how do you know this?" Cal asked.

    Owen gestured behind him, where Wishkeeper appeared.

    "Oh, right."

    The whole team was gathered in the left waiting lobby, clearly ready to fight, but they had some last minute strategizing to make. "You guys all got your items, right? The Colosseum provided us with a good set for each of us to use if we need to, but we all have different needs. Brisa, you keep maintaining that burn, right? So either get a Tiny Reviver, because those don't work, or maybe get those weird seeds and use it on yourself if you get a normal Reviver? And, uh... Vix, maybe you should get more Max Elixirs, since you tire out pretty quickly in fights, but we need your offensive power..."

    Owen continued to babble, obsessing over their loadout and preparation. After all, unlike so many other times, they had time to plan.
     
    R7 - Astrid and Starr vs Butter and Jirachi
  • TheGOAT

    🗿
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Pronouns
    Him/his
    Partners
    1. serperior
    2. custom/alolatales-goat
    Across the western ridge, where the wind was blowing its hardest, Astrid strolled into town and down the main road. It blew her hair into her face, prompting her to seek out a groomer—because how could there not be a groomer in town? This was Destiny Village. This was Lively Town beefed up on ten Violent Seeds. They had everything here. Damn straight they would have a groomer.

    When all was said and done, she couldn’t find one, but that was hardly her concern by the time she’d gotten into the thick of the city. The crowds were denser than usual, especially around the colosseum. Her original task was quickly forgotten; now, Astrid pushed forward to investigate.

    There was a disproportionate amount of folks heading through the commercial doors, which led into the stands. A smaller, but still disproportionate number of Pokémon—most of them looking like fairly capable fighters—were lined up at the front desk, some heading into the various locker rooms with passes. Oh? Maybe something’s happening. I could sure go for some battling right about now…

    She did her best to remain discreet as she weaved through the expansive main lobby, but it was a losing battle. It seemed like everyone in the building knew who she was. The freaking janitor was staring. Whispers were exchanged. Looks were fired, some wary, some in awe, none of them subtle. She supposed some part of her should feel proud, and she tried to channel the feeling from back in the colosseum, when so many unfamiliar voices were applauding at the shadowy display.

    That, too, was a losing battle. Here and now, when her blood wasn’t pumping and her confidence wasn’t up, and where those voices felt so much more real, like they belonged to individuals rather than a single cheering entity—here and now, it all felt wrong. Wrong enough to avoid indulging in entirely. With a tiny smile in no particular direction, she hurried to the receptionist just as the last Pokémon in line finished their business.

    “Hi! Hi, um. I’m here to battle. Uh, I know it’s not when I usually come, but—” She craned her neck back to the entrance, where even more to-be spectators began to pile through the legendary-sized doors. “—say, what’s going on?”
     
    R8 - Cabot vs Meringue
  • Namohysip

    Dragon Enthusiast
    Staff
    Partners
    1. charizard
    2. milotic
    "And you're ready for this?" Lugia asked, staring down at the much smaller Lugia before her.

    "Mm. I am." Meringue flexed his wings, beating them a few times to keep limber. "It's just one sparring session to practice up. I'll show you what I can do after my training."

    Lugia smiled a little. "You'll be going against just one of them. They are powerful in numbers, but even alone, you should be careful. They're growing at an alarming rate."

    "I know. And I'm probably the weakest Legend right now, all things considered..."

    Lugia chuckled. "Don't sell yourself short." She turned away, walking down from the fighter lobby. "I will be watching. Good luck."
     
    R9 - Spectrum Showcase
  • TheGOAT

    🗿
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Pronouns
    Him/his
    Partners
    1. serperior
    2. custom/alolatales-goat
    Destiny Colosseum’s next big tournament was not envisioned by many to be this way, with the end of their lives suspended above their heads. Surely, Giovanni and Joule could not see them now, moving at the relative pace they were. Yet, few of the audience members dared to look up. Looking up was worse than peering down from the tallest cliff.

    But still. It wasn’t like it was going anywhere. Mutually understood among most of the audience was that this was, in fact, the closest thing they had to a demonstration of their resolve: an all-out assertion of power underneath their true challengers.

    It certainly resonated in Incineroar’s tone. “All right folks! Are! You! Ready! For the very first Spectrum Showcase?!”

    From the locker room, Astrid felt it—the crowd’s roaring was vibrating throughout the building, giving her goosebumps. Her heart was beating so fast just watching; she could only imagine how her allies felt…

    “I said are you ready?!”

    The crowd responded in kind, prompting Incineroar to grin and stomp his foot. “That’s what I want to hear! In that case… first! It’s the icy rogue Nip and the blazing fireball Starr—” He puffed out his chest and swept his arm towards them, and then to the other side “—testing their mettle against Cynthian’s grassy assault and Icetales’ misty tactics! Best of luck, everyone!

    “You may… begin!”


    Starr:
    808 HP
    229 Stamina

    Nip:
    592 HP
    265 Stamina


    Cynthian:
    622 HP
    222 Stamina

    Icetales:
    520 HP
    258 Stamina
     
    R11 - vs LEG
  • Namohysip

    Dragon Enthusiast
    Staff
    Partners
    1. charizard
    2. milotic
    The day had finally come. Yes, it was a bit of a hassle and a little frightening after everything in the Worldcore, but a fight was a fight, and they could all use some levity after that. As well as some time to practice and give some morale to the world, of course.

    And so, standing on one end of the arena, with Truffle holding his wings together in some sort of prayer, was God Squad's Mimikyu--Leg. She looked so absolutely tiny on her side of the arena, staring and shrinking away at the crowd's buzzing anticipation. Meanwhile, on the other side of the arena...
     
    R11 – Combat Interview – Brisa vs Puff
  • unrepentantAuthor

    A cat that writes stories.
    Location
    UK
    Pronouns
    they/she
    Partners
    1. custom/purrloin-salem
    2. custom/sneasel-dusk
    3. custom/luz-companion
    4. custom/brisa-companion
    Brisa stretched out and cracked her neck and shoulders before walking out onto the field. For some reason, this battle felt like such a big deal, even though by rights it oughtn't to be. Cinderace Puff, the reporter. She barely knew the guy, save by reputation. Yet she really, really wanted to go all-out against him. Alright.

    "Howdy, Puff!" she called, over the shouts and whoops of the crowd. She'd become used to them, by now. Just another aspect of the colosseum terrain.

    Ah, but you love the adoration.

    Ah, but she did.
     
    R12 ~ Bristarr vs Team Colada
  • Namohysip

    Dragon Enthusiast
    Staff
    Partners
    1. charizard
    2. milotic
    The crowd cheered as it always did. Incineroar was excitedly doing his usual calls and announcements, waving and gesturing to hype the crowd up as the four combatants entered the arena.

    "We have a truly heroic match for us today, folks!" Incineroar said. "The Heroes of Paradise against two Warriors of the Dark!" Their epithets seemed to change with the months.

    As Incineroar continued his introductions, Pine and Nanab approached the center of the arena. Nanab had her usual, cheerful smile, waving her tail at the incoming opponents. Pine stood there, stoic as always, and only tilted his head. Perhaps he was sizing them up.

    "So, you sure about this?" Pine asked.

    "Ohh, I think it'll be fine," Nanab assured him.

    "Was talking to them."
     
    R13 – Brisa VS Sword
  • Namohysip

    Dragon Enthusiast
    Staff
    Partners
    1. charizard
    2. milotic
    No matter what was happening in the world, it seemed like Destiny Colosseum was always raring for a fight, and the audience was always a little larger when Team Spectrum got involved. Incineroar was shouting his usual declarations, talking about the special match of the day, and then called for the combatants to enter the arena.

    On the left came a little Mew who was giggling uncontrollably, her tail flicking left and right, and her very aura flaring to life. In the stands nearby, Shield was saying something far too soft to be heard over the cheering crowd.

    "And from Team Spectrum, in this one on one fight, we have a regular to the Colosseum, Dark Warrior, Luxray Brisa!"
     
    R13 – Nature's Wrath – Spectrum Gals vs Lugia
  • unrepentantAuthor

    A cat that writes stories.
    Location
    UK
    Pronouns
    they/she
    Partners
    1. custom/purrloin-salem
    2. custom/sneasel-dusk
    3. custom/luz-companion
    4. custom/brisa-companion
    Brisa strolled out onto the Colosseum field with a kind of delight in her she hadn't felt in a long time. Not since... Well, not since before all the spy bullshit. Not since going up against Ho-oh. Funny, that. The feeling inside her was somewhere between that intense joy of going into battle with trusted, powerful teammates to have her back, and the gratifying thrill of any exciting Colosseum match.

    They'd trained for this. Strategised. Synergised. They stood a chance, be their opponent ever so mighty a divinity of nature's wrath. They stood a chance, and that was all she needed. She looked to Astrid and Starr, and felt so much pride and satisfaction and happiness, and love? she felt she could damn well burst.

    "How're we feelin', y'all?" she asked her friends. "I dunno what the bookies are sayin', but I'd bet on us."
     
    R13 - Cynthian vs Sword
  • Adamhuarts

    Mew specialist
    Partners
    1. custom/mew-adam
    2. custom/celebi-shiny
    3. custom/roserade-adam
    The day had finally come for the appointed fight. Cynthian trotted into the arena, kicking up dust as the deafening cheers of the crowd resounded around her.

    Cynthian's heart pounded hard in her chest. Could it have been anxiety, excitement, or something more? Whatever it was, the Roserade embraced the rush it gave her and hopped on her feet while spreading a cocktail of fragrances around her.

    "It's just you and me, Sword!" Cynthian said. Her heart only pounded louder when she repeated the sentence in her mind.
     
    R13 ~ Cynthian, Icetales, and Brisa v. Balm and Cepa
  • Namohysip

    Dragon Enthusiast
    Staff
    Partners
    1. charizard
    2. milotic
    Once again, the Colosseum was alight and abuzz with activity, but this one was a bit of a special fight indeed. This time, both combatants were from different worlds--and yet, only one side was truly fighting alongside Diyem. The other...

    "And here I was enjoying a relaxing vacation," Balm said, grinning. "But even I got wrapped up in these fights."

    "Oh, don't be like that!" Cepa flitted about. "This was the most excited I've seen you all winter!"

    "...That's because it's winter."
     
    R13 ~ Team Spectrum versus Team Drumstick
  • Namohysip

    Dragon Enthusiast
    Staff
    Partners
    1. charizard
    2. milotic
    The Colosseum was busy. Only a day after the last fight had been taken care of, another landmark showdown had been scheduled, this time with the oldest Omen Heroes currently alive on Cibus. Bone stood at the far end of the arena, facing down Brisa, Starr, and Dave. Yes, she was familiar. They'd exchanged pleasantries as they always had, and soon, they were ready to throw down... as Nugget referred to it.

    "And so, the battle between Team Drumstick and Team Spectrum will commence..." Incineroar raised his arm. "Ready... and... begin!"

    "Let's start standard," Bone replied serenely, and she did not move from her spot. Nugget sped forward, ready to brawl; Tender lunged next, though it seemed he was much more focused on something far away...

    "We may be 'old school,' Nugget said, hopping from foot to foot, "but we'll show you the power of experience!"

    Bone's Focus! Her attacks never miss, and are particularly strong against barriers!
    Nugget's Enthusiasm! He's immune to debuffs, and buffs are twice as strong!
    Tender's Caution! Tender can Detect the most dangerous attack per turn!

    Bone: 4000
    Nugget: 5000
    Tender: 4000
     
    R13 - Brisa vs Toffee
  • Namohysip

    Dragon Enthusiast
    Staff
    Partners
    1. charizard
    2. milotic
    "Hmm, hmm... This is definitely an interesting way to spend time, Brisa!"

    This wasn't a large crowd like usual, but there were still a few interested onlookers for this particular fight. Standing in the middle of the arena were two fighters. Brisa, of course, but also Corviknight Toffee, the kind Guild receptionist who didn't look like she could hurt a fly. There were a few onlookers who seemed confused by this. Toffee was somewhat well-known and not for her fighting, but... there were rumors.

    "I do hope you go easy on me," Toffee said. "Why, when you offered to have a sparring match, I didn't know what to think! Especially after what you, er... had accomplished just yesterday. I'm a little nervous!"

    Meanwhile, Owen was standing at the edge like usual. Next to him was Truffle, watching cautiously. Owen seemed nervous for some reason...

    After some exchanges and formalities, however... It seemed that the fight was about to start. And unlike everyone else, it didn't look like Toffee had an opener planned...

    The vitality sensors were online and Incineroar made his usual announcements.

    "Okay!" Toffee shouted, spreading her wings. "Er... let's do this!"

    Toffee: 1000

    She seems weak, but...
     
    R14 – Brisa & Starr vs Sword & Shield
  • unrepentantAuthor

    A cat that writes stories.
    Location
    UK
    Pronouns
    they/she
    Partners
    1. custom/purrloin-salem
    2. custom/sneasel-dusk
    3. custom/luz-companion
    4. custom/brisa-companion
    Alright. Next up in the Omen Hero gauntlet were that mew and lucario pair. Counterparts to Team Gyros, the former opponents of Team Spectrum, and very-possibly . . . a couple. Weird how worried y'were a while back about humans pairin' up with 'mon considerin' how Omen pairs seem to more often'n not...

    Having beaten Sword on her own and bearing in mind Shield's alleged relative weakness as a combatant, Brisa ought to like their chances. But those two had been training together, and Brisa knew not to underestimate the synergy of a human-pokémon partnership. After all, that was where Brisa and Starr got their incredible strength from, right? Sure it is.

    Brisa strolled onto the field, a faint apprehension tugging at her chest. Starr was playing offence this time, given the matchup, and Brisa would be supporting. Their drills were great as always, but who knew how things would actually play out...?

    She offered Starr an anxious smile. After what happened in the radiant void, You could lose her. You could lose her right now. "I don't give a shit about anyone but myself." More pain than she'd ever felt in her life. Starr's tears. Her own. – Starr could use a pick-me-up. A win here would certainly qualify, right?

    "Be ready fer anythin', partner," said Brisa, to her teammate. "I'll have yer back, no matter what."

    She meant it.
     
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