Annual Wrestling / Pit Fights

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THE 2017 TOURNAMENT is CONCLUDED

Welcome, come in, sit down! We will explain to you the ways of the infamous Wrestling matches!

Pit fighting, you say? Oh, those are the illegal ones. We'll get to those later.

What is wrestling/pit fighting?
It's in a Ballator's genes (typically stallions) to fight. All Ballators crave it, especially in breeding season and even in it's most innocent form as foals sparring, so the Equus Ballator Society (EBS) has set up an arena where annual matches can take place! Pit Fighting is a term used only for the illegal, street, and underground matches. The Equus Ballator Society highly discourages the part taking of such matters.
Tournaments are held once a year, typically in summer.

Do all my EB's have to belong to one faction?
No!
But once your EB is enrolled in a faction, it cannot join the other. Any EB can enter.


How Do I Register?


Each Ballator is assessed for which level they fit into when you Register by sending in a note to the group titled "EBS or UPFA Registration" with a link to your initiation image. Follow the instructions below.
Wrestling/Pit Fighting requires stat points in order to secure a hold in your match! All stat points earned via this section of the group must be recorded below your horse's stat counter, along with all other gains.
 The Tournaments are set up in melee style.

Initiation
Click here for a Correctly Done Initiation Image. Click the horse's ref to see a correctly logged point system.
 
Draw a fullbody drawing of your Ballator (background not required, but recommended)with the starter item you will receive for free. Also include in the description an short explanation describing their fighting technique. This image will give you and additional +1 Strength +1 Intelligence and +1 Attack Strength in addition to the stats you will gain form the drawingIf you do not want to draw a fullbody, you may draw a headshot with the starter item you will receive for free (if applicable) and write a minimum 300 word story describing their fighting technique; this will earn you  +1 Strength +1 Intelligence and +1 Attack Strength in addition to the stats you will gain form the story/drawing.

The form below MUST be in your initiation image:
Horse Ref:
Applying to:
EBS/UPFA
Starter Item Received: Studded Shoes (EBS/UPFA) / Leather Cap/Sleeves (EBS) / Mouthgaurd (EBS)

Each horse receives a starter item for free upon registration. Visit the Item Shop; current starter items are Leather Caps/sleeves, Studded Shoes, and Mouthgaurds.
Annual EBS / UPFA tournaments are spit into some different levels: Amateur, Boxer, and Luctator.
Amateur Badge by EquusBallatorSociety Boxer Badge by EquusBallatorSociety Luctator Badge by EquusBallatorSociety
You May put these shields on your horse's references once they are approved a level!
Amateur: Any Ballator who is starting out. Has between 0-80 stat points total. 
Boxer: A relatively seasoned ballator. Has between 80-349 Stat points total.
Luctator: A professional athlete.  Has  350+ Stat points total.
View Registered Ballators Here
What is Attack Strength?
Attack strength is just what it sounds like. It's how hard your Ballator can hit! 
Attack strength CANNOT be gained by drawing images; it is gained by buying items, placing and participating in Tournaments, and completing quests (not available yet).

How do I register for a Tournament and how does it work?
You may register up to two horses for each Tournament. Each year a few months before the Tournament begins, a link and info on how to register will be provided.
Horses are matched together by closest amounts of HP and/or damage stats, which is explained below.

What are the art/lit requirements?
Each time your horse goes on to the next round, you must draw a new image or write a :bulletyellow:minimum 1200 word story:bulletyellow:. You can collaborate with your rival if wanted. :bulletyellow: All drawings must be colored and fullbody with accurate arena depictions. :bulletyellow:
Each image must show the two horses interacting in some way. Any Serious harm to either horse must be owner-approved.

:bulletyellow: How Tournaments are Rolled :bulletyellow:
All outcomes of battles are randomly generated, but your horse's stats do provide some help. 
A horse's stat point total equals the HP. The total HP of your horse is entered into our tournament roller. There are 3 main categories: Success, Defense, and Damage. 
Success
 is the sum of Intelligence and Speed.
Defense is the sum of Stamina and Strength
Damage is the Sum of Attack Strength and Experience.
As you can see, Gaits and Dressage do not have a good foothold in wrestling and tournaments and thus are not added into the equations.
If the attacking character's success is higher than the defending character's defense, the attack HITS and total damage is deducted. If the attacking character's success is equal to OR lower than the defending character's defense, the attack MISSES and no damage is deducted. The winner is the horse who has the greatest HP at the end of the battle.





EBS Crest by Fargonon
Welcome to the Equus Ballator Wrestling Society! We pride ourselves in the quality of our arenas and the safety of our fighters is our top priority.
Arena Settings: Large, open outdoor arenas with bleachers/stands, a large TV usually is present in the center, and these arenas are able to be covered when it is hot or bad weather. Many arenas exist, so you may draw any arena you imagine. 
Standard EBS / UPFA Arenas by Fargonon
Initiation: Draw a fullbody drawing of your Ballator (background not required, but recommended) with the starter item you will receive for free. This image will give you and additional +1 Strength +1 Intelligence and +1 Attack Strength in addition to the stats you will gain form the drawingIf you do not want to draw a fullbody, you may draw a headshot with the starter item you will receive for free (if applicable) and write a minimum 300 word story; this will earn you  +1 Strength +1 Intelligence and +1 Attack Strength in addition to the stats you will gain form the story/drawing.

EBS Wrestling Code of Honor
All Ballators will fight their own type and sex whenever possible.
Seriously injuring a fellow Ballator will result in the disqualification of the Ballator who did the harm.
** NEW** A Maximum of five items can be worn at one time by each competitor.
A horse may start out with one starter item for free.
A person can bet on two horses at a time, but never two horses who are battling each other.
If a horse is too far outmatched by it's competitor, it can scratch from the competition.
Winning the competition is mostly based on head-butting and ramming; if a Ballator can push another over, exhaust the other, or cause a Knockout.
A Ballator must be of at least 5 years of age.

Accepted Fighting Methods
- Ramming
- Slamming
- Knocking Over
- Biting (Not on face, throat, or belly)
- Kicking (Not on face, throat, or belly)
- Knockouts through Head-butting
- Striking with Studded Shoes
Prohibited Fighting Methods (If you draw/write your Ballator doing any of these, you will be disqualified)
- Goring
- Eviscerating
- Excessive Biting
- Knockouts through kicks, strikes, or other methods
- Breaking Bones
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After you Register for the EBU wrestling matches, a new field must be added to the reference sheet, which is below:
Society: EBU Wrestling 
Initiation Image:
Rank: (Amateur, Boxer, or Luctator)
Items:
Attack Strength:


If you are a premium member of DA, you can put the EBU Wrestling crest (above) on your EB's profile.

When a Ballator wins a match, it will move on to the next phase of the battle melee until two final competitors exist for each type, or if there is an odd number, the Ballator who remains last. Wins and losses are randomly generated to keep things as fair as possible - HOWEVER a horse can up it's odds by having more HP than it's rivals..
Drawings must be done of the Battles, and each competition varies with how many must be done.
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UPFA Crest by Fargonon
Hey there, stranger. Now that you're here, you can't tell anyone -- especially those EBS rats -- where our home base is. Or else.
Arena Setting: Usually airing on the medium size; many arenas held in dimly lit warehouses. Some outside arenas are present, but rare. No bleachers usually present; standing room only.
Standard EBS / UPFA Arenas by Fargonon

Initiation: Draw a fullbody drawing of your Ballator (background not required, but recommended) with the starter item you will receive for free. This image will give you and additional +1 Strength +1 Intelligence and +1 Attack Strength in addition to the stats you will gain form the drawingIf you do not want to draw a fullbody, you may draw a headshot with the starter item you will receive for free (if applicable) and write a minimum 300 word story; this will earn you  +1 Strength +1 Intelligence and +1 Attack Strength in addition to the stats you will gain form the story/drawing.

The Underground Pit Fighters' Association Code
Type/gender plays no role here. An African can fight a Plains for all we care.
Serious injury or death to a competitor is smiled upon, and can award you more stats. (CANNOT occur without owner's consent)
A horse can wear as many items as it wants.
A horse may start out with one starter item for free.
A person can bet on two horses at a time, but never two horses who are battling each other.
If a horse is too far outmatched by it's competitor, too bad.
Winning is usually based on how close to death you can force the other Ballator to, or until they submit.
No Age limit.

Accepted Fighting Methods
- Ramming
- Slamming
- Knocking Over
- Biting 
- Kicking 
- Knockouts
- Striking with/without Studded Shoes
- Goring (Owner approval required)
- Eviscerating (Owner approval required)
- Breaking Bones (Owner approval required)
Prohibited Fighting Methods
none
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After you Register for the EBU wrestling matches, a new field must be added to the reference sheet, which is below:
Society: UPFA Pit Fighting 
Initiation Image:
Rank: (Amateur, Boxer, or Luctator)
Items:
Attack Strength:

If you are a premium member of DA, you can put the UPFA Pit Fighting crest (above) on your EB's profile.

When a Ballator wins a match, it will move on to the next phase of the battle melee until two final competitors exist, or if there is an odd number, the Ballator who remains last. Wins and losses are randomly generated to keep things as fair as possible - HOWEVER a horse can up it's odds by having more HP than it's rivals.
Drawings must be done of the Battles, and each competition varies with how many must be done.

Ballator Denarii System


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TheElvenJedi's avatar
So, are the stats for wrestling/pit fights separate from other stats? (i.e. Needing 80 stats to move from Amateur to Boxer) or are they counted the same?

I so want to get my new boy into this but I'm finding the rules etc a bit difficult to grasp... Helppppp ^^; XD 
That-Artistic-Chick's avatar
I have a quick question: 
- So when out EB gets Stats from art/literature, do we add them to which ever category we want?
Fargonon's avatar
Every one except Experience and attack strength, yes!
That-Artistic-Chick's avatar
Another question: Can we do initiation/registration images for EBS/UPFA while they are not going? Or do they have to be done right before wrestling season starts?
Fargonon's avatar
Yes you sure can! :D
DonkerWolfie's avatar
Just a few questions

-Must my Ballator first be accepted into the group before I can enter?
(My foal design was already accepted, just waiting on the adult image)

-Can a mare be entered into the fights?
Fargonon's avatar
Hello!
- Yes, but this tournament has already started and no more entries are allowed!
- And of course! :D
DonkerWolfie's avatar
Thank you np problem :D will be looking forward to the next one
Popcandycola's avatar
where do i go to submit my initiation image?
Popcandycola's avatar
AnimalArtKingdom's avatar
When will initiation images be accepted? I don't want to miss the deadline to register! :la:
Fargonon's avatar
HI there! I just sent an invitation to submit yours since it wasn't in yet!
AnimalArtKingdom's avatar
The invite didn't work.. 
I submitted the image to the initiation folder myself, hopefully it works ^^
AywenSix's avatar
Where's the betting section already ? ^^'
Fargonon's avatar
The betting section will not be open until the tournament begins on june 1!
IAmTheGinger's avatar
How do you earn Stamina for our EBs? Through submissions? There seems to be options to earn intelligence, strength/attack strength, but not stamina?
EquusBallatorSociety's avatar
You can earn stamina by drawing images and adding your stats to the stamina category :)
IAmTheGinger's avatar
So it will have to come from pit/wrestling submission to earn the stats for stamina?
Verfalo's avatar
Nope, it can be drawn whenever you want and doesn't need to be from pit/wrestling :) From pit/wrestling you'll just earn attack strength (+1 attack strength for each fight, + other stats gained from drawing, here you can see the stat count: Stat System ) :)
CelineDGD's avatar
I registered my fighter a while ago, but since then, she gained many more stats. Do you think it would be a good idea for me to register her again to be sure, because of her new stats?
EquusBallatorSociety's avatar
All horses will be uptated with stat counts!
CelineDGD's avatar
Ah okay, so no need to register her again once I've done it, because of the stat counts?
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