The 2000 Year Epic Campaign
King of the Hill Tournament
The tournament is generally a weeding out process for, what the empire calls, undesirables. People who have broken the law, run afoul of the Brotherhood, or acted out directly or indirectly against the Emperor. These “gladiators” are forced to defend a hill against waves of attackers, each growing in intensity. Those that survive the waves are granted their freedom, but that is very rare. Most die within two to three waves.
Special provisions have been made for a recent group of hardened warriors who acted out against the Emperor. After they survived the first tournament, they were brought back to defend the hill a second time. The Emperor felt this was reasonable since they had seven warriors to start with. The now four warriors barely managed to survive the second tournament, and now only two are left, and they are scheduled to defend the hill for a third time.
Session #12 (3rd Era) – Wil the Bloody had a vision of being in a large city and learning that the King of the Hill Tournament would be the following day, and knowing that they had to be there for it.
Session #13 (3rd Era) – After arriving in Basti and parting ways with the Arethrion Elves, an announcement was made regarding the King of the Hill Tournament in just a few days. Wil the Bloody reminded everyone of his vision.
Session #14 (3rd Era) – With the Senior Officers of the Sea Word in attendance the Emperor announced that anyone could join in and assist the competitors defend the hill. When it was seen that Captain Ravenclaw and Quartermaster Yi were fighting, they immediately joined in. They survived four rounds of attackers when a change was made. The Emperor had them square off against the Scourge in the final round and when Un’Goro captured it in the Iron Flask, the Emperor was impressed. A surprise attack by the Arethrion Elves brought the Tournament to a quick end.
Session #22 (4th Era) – Corvus Septum fought in the modern day version (no fight to the death) of the King of the Hill Tournament to provide needed funding for their team. Chancellor Gavin, who backs and created the group, had a wager with General Ott that Corvus would be very successful in the tournament. They needed to survive two rounds and they survived four.