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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:30 pm

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The back-and-forth of this race is nowhere near settled! The Greens and Whites have one another locked down just after the turn, forming a strong line across the entire width of the track. Thoroughly discounted by the fans and other charioteers, Adonis has suddenly emerged from the inside lane to support Nestor's left flank. Their rivals, Anatolius and Alexios, however, seem to be proceeding with caution against the fiesty Prasini.

Despite his horrific battering on the metae, Cassander manages to cling to the lead!

Diocles dexterously veers towards the outside of the track, building strong momentum for his emergence from the turn.

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:28 pm

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Cassander continues to lead the pack, but Adonis refuses to let the charging Albatus escape. He bursts ahead of the other chariots, bearing down on Cassander from the inside lane. Against all odds, these two one-horse chariots battle for first place.

Ariston makes an impressive turn round the imetae, but so close to the outer wall, he has little opportunity to benefit from the maneuver.

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:31 pm

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Adonis continues to push Cassander from behind, hoping to steal the lead. Cassander refuses to surrender his position, however, defiantly blocking the Green's path forward. Suddenly, screams and blood erupt upon the track as glorious Cassander and his lone Asturco recklessly charge the metae and collide with the bronze monuments. Ahead of him, Adonis is suddenly faced with flying wooden shrapnel and flailing limbs, as he heads straight for Cassander's corpse and the ruined wreck of his chariot. Fans everywhere are stunned by this first death in the Circus.

The catastrophe is mirrored on the opposite side of the track as one of the Greens also looses a pair of stallions to the bloodthirsty turn.

Diocles approaches the two Whites ahead of him from the rear, choosing the safety of the outer lane as he prepares to weave a way around his opponents.

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

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

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Hades himself looms over the deadly inside lane. As Adonis' chariot runs roughshod over the shattered, bloody remains of Cassander, the Green cannot keep control. He desperately tries to veer away from the murderous metae, pulling his reins hard to the right in the hope of making it to the second lane. It seems as though he's almost succeeded in rounding the bend, but his chariot is traveling too fast for the turn. It raises on its right wheel, and flips, hurling Orestes into the air, and crushing Adonis beneath the bulk of wood and iron. Both horse and charioteer are killed. White fans erupt with a merciless cheer, avenged by the gods for the untimely death of their dear Cassander!

The line formed by Alexios, Anatolius, and Nestor is now suddenly the lead of the race! Alexios and Nestor hold steady courses through the turn, and Nestor even manages to pick up some much needed speed in the second lane. Anatolius' horses are less surefooted, however. He looks to his teammate Alexios for some room to maneuver his shaky chariot, but Alexios is pitiless, knowing that first place is at stake. From the safety of the outside lane, the Albatus ignores his teammate's pleas, and one of Anatolius' prized Asturcones pays the price in blood.

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:43 am

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The recent carnage on the track seems to have sobered the surviving charioteers, and tempered their zeal for reckless speed. The front line of chariots now advances across the linea alba with caution and control.

The only auriga who still dares to have some fun on the track is Ariston, who spurs his chariot ahead to catch up with Diocles. He handles the reins a bit carelessly, but in the outside lane, he has plenty of room for error.

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:52 pm

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A steady beginning to the final lap of this race. All the charioteers hold their places, unwilling to follow Cassander and Adonis to the grave.

The front line is still contested between the Greens and Whites, but not far behind, both Diocles and Ariston have the potential to upset this cautious status quo.

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:23 pm

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The tightly packed group of chariots continues to jockey for the lead! All seems steady, until Diocles suddenly charges ahead! He cuts off Alexios, forcing the White behind him, and takes the front line with his fellow Prasinus, Nestor. The two pristine Green chariots now dangerously flank the lonely and wounded Anatolius.

Far in the rear, another gelding is lost under the reins of its Green master.

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:23 pm

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The front line swings through the turn. With the speed of the second lane, and his excellent handling of the reins, Nestor holds on to all his advantages. Anatolius, however, with only a single Asturco left, lacks the control he needs to stick to his lane. He yanks hard on the reins, but still veers to the right into Diocles. The Green has plenty of room to recover in the outside lane, but Anatolius' lone horse falters on the track. The White sees the impending crash, and quickly slashes the reins from his wrists, rolling across the sand to safety.

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:21 pm

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How quickly the front line of this race has changed! Diocles and Nestor, strong and unhurt, lead the pack. Alexios and Ariston are not far behind, however, hugging to the safety of the outside lane. All four face the last stretch of track before the finish line!

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Re: CIRCENSES: Race B

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:58 am

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Diocles is slowly pulling ahead of his teammate Nestor, bringing him into an uncontested first place among the chariots. Hopefully he can hold on to his lead for the last half of the lap! Alexios and Ariston, the two remaining Whites are bearing down on him in the outside lane, however!

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