Templars and Bloodsports

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Templars and Bloodsports

#1 Postby Templar » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:36 pm

Ok, sort of a weird question, what do you think the attitude of the Templars would be (or should be) towards bloodsports, IE the arena fights and the like. Part of why I wonder is that one of my players is doing a few arena bouts to help the group get cash, he is heavily mutated and is also a templar (see the posse power level threat to get an idea) and has said that he won't use his martyr gifts or anything like that in the arena as he feels that would be unfair and abusing those gifts. What I wonder is how would, say Simon react to the idea of a Templar fighting in the arena, even if they use any prize money to donate to worthy causes or the like? Just wondering.

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#2 Postby SlasherEpoch » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:08 am

Well, I feel like it makes the Templars look more badass when they win (pro) but more mercenary to compete (con). And they look a lot weaker when they lose (con). As far as Simon is concerned, his little organization has very little to gain and a lot to lose from a Templar fighting in the ring.

If it were me, I would make being a Templar part of my pit fighter "gimmick." Everyone assumes my being a Templar is part of the kayfabe.

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#3 Postby VonDan » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:16 am

What if the Templar was only matched against something every one agrees is evil

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#4 Postby ValhallaGH » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:53 pm

Is he openly a Templar in this town, or is he still doing the Test of Worth, as a pit fighter? I can see Simon being cool with the second, since bloodsport competitors are about as low on the social ladder as a community member can be - a great perspective to measure the worth of a community.

As a publicly known Templar? SlasherEpoch would seem to have the right of it.
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#5 Postby Templar » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:00 pm

ValhallaGH wrote:Is he openly a Templar in this town, or is he still doing the Test of Worth, as a pit fighter? I can see Simon being cool with the second, since bloodsport competitors are about as low on the social ladder as a community member can be - a great perspective to measure the worth of a community.

As a publicly known Templar? SlasherEpoch would seem to have the right of it.


He isn't exposing himself as a templar no, the other templar, the more social one, is serving as his 'manager', Part of why he's doing it is to help the rest of the group earn cash, and partially because the player is having fun with it. And I guess that makes sense too, so long as no one outside the group knows he's a templar, and he had mentioned avoiding using any of the martyr powers since he figured that would be unfair (he even avoided using the armor the Junker made for him in the first fight as he felt that it would be unfair given how much protection it provides)

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#6 Postby SlasherEpoch » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:22 pm

If I'm understanding this right it sounds like he's not really "on the clock," so to speak. Is this correct?

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#7 Postby SilasWrathStrike » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:54 pm

On the one hand, a Templar, someone whose life is supposed to be more than just something to throw away, is greatly increasing the chances that he might die, which I'd consider pretty antithetical to the entire test of worth.

On the other hand, if this guy really is THAT DAMN GOOD, perhaps he's not really putting himself in that much danger, and it would depend more at that point at how useful the money he earns is going to be. If it's going toward very necessary gear for the posse to fight the minions of the Reckoners, then it's more worthwhile. If someone in his posse is going to just buy a lady of the night or stay at the Hilton, then not so good.


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