CIRCENSES: Race B

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CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:50 am

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The second of our qualifying races starts with a strong showing from the Whites, whose front line is broken by the lone Prasinus Nestor! This race features many speedy chariots, so the front of the pack should prove to be a contentious position to hold.

All chariots have twelve (12) hours to submit their desired action to the praepositus circensis as they move into the second leg of this lap. Those who do not meet this deadline will be considered to have chosen "Steady."

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:48 am

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Nestor of the Greens continues his charge past the Whites, breaking ahead of the pack! That leaves a tantalizing gap for the rear rank ...

All chariots have twelve (12) hours to submit their desired action to the praepositus circensis as they move into the third leg and first turn of this lap. Those who do not meet this deadline will be considered to have chosen "Steady."

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:24 pm

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Cassander and Anatolius move ahead on either side of Nestor, flanking the leading Green. But wait! Anatolius has overcompensated for the turn, running his horses into his opponents chariot! Nestor uses his momentum to take command of the turn in the name of the Prasini!

Anatolius, for your next action, please inform me where you are choosing to assign your one (1) point of Damage (charioteer or hobble one horse).

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Manius Ovidius Hyacinthus » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:57 am

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:49 pm

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Swift Cassander continues to shoot ahead of the other chariots, hugging as close as he can to the inside lane, but Diocles remains doggedly close on his heels. Who could have expected such speed from a Venetian team?

If Nestor had been worried before by the White flank, he's clearly no longer. Diocles has his left wing, while Anatolius' bloodied chariot doesn't look so formidable less one of its prized Asturian fillies. Anatolius attempts a retributive swipe at his rival with his whip, but misses. With a bit more room to breathe, Nestor takes full advantage of the turn, while Alexios charges ahead to support Anatolius' outer flank. It's two-on-two now, but anyone's guess as to what these two pairs have in store for one another ...

Ariston and Adonis both round the turn only to be confronted with an unexpected and deadly obstacle: the mangled corpse of Phlegon, which lies strewn across the track. They veer; they collide. Both Whites and Greens in the stands cry with dismay. Ariston glances off the metae, while Adonis jostles his fellow Prasinus in the outside lane.

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P. S. Ariston and Adonis, when you submit your next actions, please also inform me of how you are distributing the damage to your chariots.
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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:50 pm

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Cassander continues unabated towards the next turn, tight and fast against the inside lane. His fellow Albati try to keep up, but with a hasty lash of the whip, their Green neighbors try to cut off their progress. Nestor and Diocles swerve towards Anatolius and Alexios, but it seems Diocles' thirst for glory is still not sated! He eagerly moves too soon, leaving the cautious Nestor without any room to maneuver ahead.

Despite his wounded horse, Adonis' team still manages to pull up from the rear, passing ahead of the badly bloodied Ariston. He and his two remaining stallions are left behind with a lone Prasinus, two of the Scythian chariots in this race.

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:32 pm

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Throwing common sense to the wind, Cassander spurs his fillies even harder as he enters the second turn, inches away from the looming metae. Everyone in the crowd is expecting the inevitably gory outcome to such a brash maneuver, but against all odds, Cassander swings his chariot around with the speed of Anemoi themselves! White fans throughout the Circus roar with incredulous approval!

But the back of the race is just as exciting as the front!

Not to be outdone by the young, upstart Diocles, Nestor forcefully spurs his chariot ahead, pushing the glory-seeking Green behind him. From further back, Adonis moves up alongside the displaced Diocles, tightening up the spread-out Prasini.

Even further back, Ariston veers sharply into his neighboring opponent, claiming the outside lane, no doubt for safety as the second turn approaches ahead.

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:22 pm

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The bloody Race B continues!

Cassander's unstoppable charge carries him far past the metae. White fans are on their feet, cheering in support of this unexpected champion of the Albati!

Sandwiched between Nestor and Alexios, Anatolius has little room to maneuver through the deadly turn. Nestor takes full advantage of his opponent's plight, adeptly forcing the beleaguered White into his own teammate's chariot, and badly wounding Anatolius' already bloodied horses.

Further back, the daring Diocles continues to weave in and out the lanes, heedless of friend or foe! He approaches Adonis from behind, attempting to steal the inside lane, but Adonis refuses to surrender the advantageous position ... but much to his detriment! While straining to catch sight of Diocles maneuvering behind him, the Prasinus crashes headlong into the metae, his chariot and horses tumbling over one another in a disastrous wreck. Ironically, Diocles just manages to pull his own horses back in time to avoid his teammate's gruesome fate.

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P. S. Anatolius and Adonis, please tell me your damage assignments when you send in your next actions.
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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:12 pm

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It's impossible to imagine, but Cassander is already about to round the metae yet again! White fans drown the Circus with their raucous cheers!

Despite some heavy losses in the last turn, the Greens and Whites in Cassander's wake manage a steady pace; Anatolius and Adonis don't miss a beat as they continue to charge with the rest!

The once-proud Diocles, however, now finds himself trailing alongside the limping chariot of Ariston—a far cry his his former glorious charge. Ariston himself is jostled through the turn, but in the outside lane has enough room to avoid any serious injury to what remains of his geldings.

The trailing Green has lost one of his stallions, however, as he enters the second turn a little too carelessly. His chariot team is yet another victim of what has turned out to be a deadly and gruesome race.

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:05 am

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The cheering White fans suddenly shriek in horror! Greens throughout the stands rush to their feet with vicious glee. The reign of mighty Cassander is at an end! Having picked up speed with every passing moment of this race, the champion Albatus rushed into the next turn with more momentum than his Asturcones could handle. His chariot is tossed into the air, splintering across the bronze pillars; horses scream and blood showers the sand-covered track.

Behind the spectacular crash, the rest of the chariots are eerily calm, holding their positions and moving forward with steady persistence. Nestor, however, takes the turn to his advantage, and ekes ahead of both his teammates and his opponents. Perhaps this race has already found its new favorite ...

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