Only post here to sign up. If you have any questions please refer to the master thread. "Destiny. Fate. Dreams. These unstoppable ideas are held deep in the heart of man. As long as there people who seek freedom in this life, These things shall not vanish from the Earth." To start us off in style and fill up some needed spots, we are going to be holding a tournament. Everyone who wants to participate simply has to post in this thread, with a stat sheet of their choice, for a level 15 character. If you so choose, you may have one weapon. If you feel like it, you may submit a custom fighting style to me for approval, and I will look it over shortly. There will not be any devil fruits in the first round. After everyone has had time to prepare, you will all get two opponents to fight, and a thread made by me to fight in. What is important is that just because you defeat your opponent, but instead that you RP well. You will be graded on effort, how well you fought, how well you followed the system, how enjoyable it was to read, how well I could understand your character, etc. Winning might get you a bit of a bonus, but don't go overboard for the sake of victory. Once everyone has completed their two fights, you will be given scores according to your performance. Then you will get two more match ups against people who scored similarly to you. Finally I will add the total points sum from all four fights, and whoever scored highest wins. Levels will be given out depending on how high you make it. There is no set reward at the moment, and won't be until I know how many have signed up. Winning your respective battles will not guarantee you moving on, nor will losing them guarantee you will end up low on the list. You will be graded on how well you use your abilities, keep within your limits and how enjoyable the fight is to read, among other similar factors. You are then rated by your total score by the end. The actual awards are in two sections. First place will be able to pick one from both sections, or neither if they chose so. From there on, next person can choose, then the next until both sections are empty. Section one, devil fruits(extra fruits may be tossed in if the interest warrants it): Gumo Gumo no Mi Hana Hana no Mi Yomi Yomi no Mi Section two, level 50 and(may add more if the interest warrants it): 1-2 Pirate Captain(depending on amount of total contestants) 1-2 Rear Admiral(depending on amount of total contestants) 1 CP9 1-2 Revolutionary Officer "My wealth and treasures? If you want it, I'll let you have it. Look for it, I left all of it at that place!" Spoiler Use your skills and techniques to the best of your abilities. Keep within your characters limitations. Acknowledge when you should take a hit. Acknowledge when you should be running low on stamina. Apply your characters personality. Structure your posts well. Make it an enjoyable read. Those are general things to keep in mind. In the story youll also get extra for furthering the story well.