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Old April 17th, 2007, 04:35   #1
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Victrix Match Reports - 16 April 2007

The Prelude
A cool wind blew over the Druid's Isle; Ramona felt the uneasiness sweep through her flowing mane. The brotherhood known as Victrix had not been assembled for quite some time, and she feared that their unity that she had worked so hard to create may have been lost due to the deadly force known as 'real life'. Ramona had felt the sting of this force recently, much to the chagrin of her and the other warriors of the Victrix. Her fellow warrior, the stout Gus, strong and silent, yet quick to strike with his tempered steel, came alongside silently; the two of them watching over the horizon from Pride Rock, anticipating which rival faction would come try to ursup them tonight

"I'm worried" Ramona stated. "I'm worried that all of our work will have been for naught. This curse has bloodied even the best of men..." she began to state with a sense of forlorn, yet was met by a worn, strong hand on her shoulder.

"M'lady, thou needeth not to worry" the ever vigilant Gus spoke. "We are ready to pick up the arm and banner of the smashmouth Victrix."

With those words, Gus left Ramona to her own thoughts, as the other warriors revealed themselves. Gazing upon them, Ramona saw many things; the strong resolve of Gus, the sharp anticipation of Taelith, the quiet grit of Zi, and the gentle, yet fierce spirit of Neo. All of them different, each in their own way, yet they blended together as one, and have seen many victories, proven by the scars left into her armor.

"Will this eve be different?" Ramona mused to herself? "Will we be victorious against the onslaught, or will this day prove to be our demise?"

Only time would tell...

vs. Spectral Agony[sA]
The warriors of Victrix would not have to wait long for their first foe to present themselves. From the highest precipice overlooking the quiet pool of the Maguuma, the lady Lynnrose noticed the organized march of a force.

"Our foes dare march into our domain? Have they gone mad?" Lynnrose pondered aloud; after all, it was a well known fact that only noobs would dare use the Druid's Isle. After all, who would dare engage noobs in their own den?

It was clear who; the warriors from the faction known as Spectral Agony. The formation they marched in was eerily familar to the Victrix group; two warriors to create pressure, a ranger specialized in the epidemic of poision, along with dazing spellcasters, a necromancer skilled in the art of curses and soul tormenting, and lastly a skilled elementalist who had studied the arcane art of water. The faction from Spectral Agony had came prepared, and this would not be an easy fight for the Victrix brotherhood.

The two factions met at the pool of Magumma; its effect radiating off of all those who entered. The two groups collided much like waves crashing against the rocks, though Victrix proved early to be the waves breaking against the stout defense of Spectral Agony. The fair maiden Neo and JMN each had their life prematurely ended due to the ghastly amount of pressure the Agony warriors had placed upon them.

"I cannot pray with this dazed feeling!" Neo screamed from the fray, as all of this protection prayers would go unfinished, he could not keep a coherent prayer together due to her mind being muddled.

"Of Ascalon...." The fair lady JMS muttered for the last time, as she had been cut down from a warrior, unable to defend herself with her sister incapicated.

"To Pride Rock! We shall defendeth our base with the aide of the unnamed!" The fair lady Ramona's voice echoed throughout the valley, and the Victrix warriors retreated back into their base, sheltered by the aide of those unnamed, whose sole purpose was to defend their lord with their life.

For much of the skirmish, the battle raged inside the base of the Victrix. Ramona and Gus came together to provide the smashmouth that had them revered throughtout the land of GvG, felling a monk, the necromancer, and a warrior, however the morale of Spectral Agony did not flourish; they proudly displayed their colors at the flagstand, which caused them to renew their vigor every so often.

"M'lady, it is nearing the end!" Tap shouted from the backline, casting the artcraft of Air Magic he learned so long ago, preventing the enemy warriors and ranger from seeing clearly.

"Yes, Victrix warriors, it is time to storm!" Ramona shouted with such valor, the band united behind her, ready to push these intruders out of their base, and reclaim what was rightfully theirs!

Just before the epic "Victory or Death!" call from all unnamed party members, the Victrix members felled an opposing monk, along with a ranger, and the opposite monk. The smashmouth style was in full force, and the warriors from Spectral Agony did not recognize that what few unnamed members remained were now present, adding their offense to that of the Victrix group.

That mistake proved to be fatal. The band known as Agony panicked under the new onslaught, along with the vigor that they all fought with unde the "Victory or Death!" shouts, many deaths occured. The Victrix warriors took their time, carefully dissecting the remainder of the Spectral Agony's unnamed, and eagerly awaiting until each Guild Lord would arrive at the pool of Maguuma.

A last ditch apporach was made by the warriors of Spectral Agony; they quicky raced over the vine bridge into the Victrix base, yet left two behind in a successful bodyblock tactic, leaving one of their warriors and a necromancer to attempt to end the Lord's life. Tap however, was ever ready for this, and had anticipated this attempt, meeting the enemy at the Lord's area, and incapictating them both long enough to have the rest of the Victrix team pummel through the Agony barricade, though at the cost of his own life. His sacrifice would not go unrewarded though.

As the Lords approached, the battle was all but won for Victrix; they struck, again and again, felling the members of Spectral Agony, while continuing the assault on their Guild Lord. The faction of Spectral Agony fought valiantly, however today was not their day, as the last amount of health was drained from their Lord; their quest to claim the land from Victrix lost.

Result: Win (+3)

vs. Rebel Rising[rawr]
Cheers erupted from the Victrix brotherhood; they had fought with honor, and with the tenacity that had made them feared. However their joy was short lived, as another enemy faction presented themselves over the precipice, a familiar foe, which the Victrix had not been successful against to date. The band known as Rebel Rising approached, and took up arms, ready to assault the Victrix base and attempt to ursup them.

Tap knew this would be a very difficult right, having innate knowledge of the working of the Rebels; he was a former member himself. However as the two parties emerged at the pool of Maguuma, he was puzzled; the formation the Rebels came out in was not a familiar one.

"Tis not hex-way!" he shouted gleefully to his companions. A blend of warrios, mesmers, and an elementalist was the new formation, and with that now brought to everyone's attention, the warriors of Victrix knew the battle had been leveled out.

The silent, yet deadly Taelith slipped unnoticed into the Rebel base, carefully killing the unnamed who guarded the rear entrance to the base. His mastery of creating his arrows to both burn and be poisonous proved to be invaluable, as he was able to clear almost all of the unnamed along with the assistance of the stout Gus. One battle had been won, another was still raging on in the pool.

The group who was fighting valiantly against the frontline of the Rebels was holding strong; the ever so crafty mesmer Zi had recently acquired new knowledge of an epic skill; Power Block. Using it to its fullest extent, she was able to abort enemy mesmer's attempts to drain the mana from both Neo and JMS.

Again, it became known that the time to end this skirmish was approaching, this time the unnamed were heavily favored towards Victrix. Again, the last ditch effort was made by the Rebels, yet all of Victrix saw this coming, and cleverly defended it. The Rebels made a ferocious effort to end the battle know, and managed to fell several Victrix members, however in the end, the unnamed proved to be too many, and the Rebels came up short, admitting defeat, and resigning the match.

Vindication had been delivered, and it had never tasted so sweet.

Result: Win (+3)

vs. Dei Victorae[dV]
Ok, enough of the epic stuff. In a nutshell, we did semi-decent at the start, took some deaths due to their powerful spike. Tae and Gus split off, killed some doodz in their base. The turning point of the match was us trying to get the flag in; Rob and our runner had collapsed on one warrior in our base from the rear entrance, chased him out, however they sent their other warrior around the front, and after Rob left, both warriors collapsed on our runner, who had to run through the vine bridge way (away from both warriors), and we reacted slowly to assist him. He died, which resulted in a lot of pressure/deaths, which caused us to turtle, take more deaths, and ended up losing around 15:00

Result: Loss (-2)

All in all, not a bad night. Two very quality wins, one loss against a quality guild. We most definitely could have played a lot better versus [dV], however live and learn. JMS was lagging a lot during the [dV] match, which sealed the fate. Maybe one of these days he'll learn to dodge lag like I keep pestering him to

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Old April 17th, 2007, 04:53   #2
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Old April 17th, 2007, 04:54   #3
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Old April 17th, 2007, 04:58   #4
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T'was a good eve for fightin' which was unfortunately cut short when the ugly beast of lag raised it's mighty head. We know better than to try and stand against this ferocious beast so tonight we seek respite with our Guild Lord.

We will contemplate over our victories and defeat this eve and pray that Lady Dwayna will watch over us and perhaps bestow blessing upon us for our next march tomorrow.

edit: You are indeed a proficient scribe Tap, I enjoyed your battles reports immensely.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:10   #5
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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:18   #6
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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:26   #7
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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:59   #8
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Thanks for the fun and informative reports Tap - that was really fun to read and grats on your two wins tonight too
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Wow, Tap. We'll make a LARPer of you yet!

Thanks for sharing, and the laughs...


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Very nice reports Tap - congrats on the wins
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I commend thee, my valiant friends of the Victrix, to these most brilliant victories! And fret not over one lost fight, for many more are yet to come. In the end thou shallt always prevail and Fortuna shall smile upon thee!


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The group who was fighting valiantly against the frontline of the Rebels was holding strong; the ever so crafty mesmer Zi had recently acquired new knowledge of an epic skill; Power Block. Using it to its fullest extent, she was able to abort enemy mesmer's attempts to drain the mana from both Neo and JMS.
You guys use Power Block in GvG? I must say right now that I love you... A very very long time ago when I was the leader of SB, I ran a Mesmer in GvG with Power Block, and an ele from the other team ran out ahead of the rest of the enemy team, and started using Fire Storm on me. I Power Blocked it, which resulted in the ele attempting to wand me to death while the rest of the team pummelled him to death. If we were lucky, we might have even won that match!
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Power Block was pretty excellent on the night.

Spectral Agony were running the Euro-Hex build, which is known to be able to overload you with hexes that you simply cannot keep on top of.

We'd dropped all our purge signets. And our hex removal was limited to one holy veil and a deny hexes (with sig devotion). Our answer to the hexes were more in the form of

Power Block, Savage Shot, Distracting Shot, Disrupting Dagger, Power Leak.
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