GURPS 4e Gladiators Arena

Competition within The House of Batiatus

“People of Patavium, during the last games, you watched Gladiators from House of Batiatus performing for you a spectacular tribute to a famous roman victory at The Battle of Tridentum. They faced bravely savageous Germani warriors and then fearsome germani Skin-Turners … and Won …
But who is the best among gladiators from House of Batiatus? you migh ask … well .. you will get the answer today, because today, they will face each other on the sand of arena. The winner of one-on-one duels will become a primus (champion) of the House of Batiatus … shall the games begin … "

Attended:
Parmenion, The Thraex, Tamer of The Rage (+ Michael Davis)
Jia Si Tian Shi, The Hoplomachus, The Slayer of Wolves (+ Justin Aquino)
Lucius Agrippa, The Murmillo (+ Vaclav Tofl – GM)

First Duel: Parmenion vs. Jia Si Tian Shi

round 1:
Jia: Throws away Small Shield (free action); Acrobatic “jump-in-the-arena-helmet-flies-away” (why not? :D ) – success = good reaction
Parmenion: Step in, saluting crowd and oponent theatricaly (Performance check) – success = good reaction

round 2:
Jia: All-out-Defense (increase dodge) & half move forward (taking position in the center of arena)
Parmenion: Two steps forward (casual jogging), towards his oponent

round 3:
Jia: All-out-Defense (increase dodge) & half move forward (gap between oponents is 1 hex now)
Parmenion: Step forward & deceptive attack (-2/-1) swing torso – hit; Jia: dodge&retreat success

round 4:
Jia: Feint&step back
Parmenion: Step & Attack: swing right arm – hit; Jia dodge&retreat – success

round 5:
Jia: Results the faint = parmenion gets penalty 0; attack with sweep technique – miss
Parmenion: Attack: swing right arm – hit; Jia: dodge&retreat – success

round 6:
Jia: step & evaluate
Parmenion: Committed Attack (determined +2) & two steps (-2) swing torso – miss;

round 7:
Jia: step & evaluate (stacking up to +2)
Parmenion: Step & Attack: swing right arm – hit; Jia dodge&retreat – success

round 8:
Jia: step & feint
Parmenion: Deceptive Attack (-2/-1): swing right arm (-2)= effective skill 11 – hit; Jia: dodge&retreat – success

round 9:
Jia: resolve feint (Jia by 7, Parmenion by 4 = -3 penalty to defense); Committed Attack (Determined, +2) Thrust Leg (-2) – success; Parmenion: Dodge & retreat – success (by shield)
Parmenion: Committed Attack (Determined +2) & two steps (-2) swing torso – hit; Jia dodge (-2 for previous committed attack & no retreat this time) – failed, Parmeniond rolls damage: 5 (cutting x1.5); Jia is taking total of 7 points of damage; 7 > HT/2 → HT check – success = not stuned, shock penalties next turn
note: Parmenion is getting +1 to his crowd-reaction runing total for spilling first blood

round 10:
Jia: All-out-Defense (increase dodge) & half move (seeking better ground because found himself “bare-back-on-the-wall”)
Parmenion: Attack (using Shortsword Art, supporting with successfull performance Check = +2 for purpose of resolving reaction bonus only): swing torso – hit (); Jia dodge & retreat (rolled 16)- fail; Parmeniond rolls damage: 9 (cutting x1.5); Jia is taking total of 13 points of damage; 13 > HT/2 → HT check – failed by 6 (more than five) = stun, knockdown, and not able to continue …
note: parmenion is getting +1 to his crowd-reaction runing total for succesfully using Shortsword Art skill to attack opponent

round 11:
Parmenion: “concentrate manuever” (asking the host for resolution); Savoir-Faire check (supported by successfull Performance check) – success = +1 to his crowd-reaction runing total for successfull Savoir-Faire check when ending the fight
Jia: Will check (to keep the face when facing possible death) – success = no penalty to his crowd-reaction runing total for facing the death bravely

Result:
Parmenion is a Winner … and since no other players attended today Parmenion is officialy the Primus (champion) of The House of Batiatus; Life of Jia Si Tian Shi was spared because ended up with a good reaction from the crowd after he successfully rolled his Will Check and didn’t break down …

note: suprisingly there was no critical hits or misses in this duel

Second Duel (was just for fun, because Martin had to leave and we had some more time to play):

Jia (brought back on full HP of course) vs. Lucius Agrippa (controled by GM)

coming soon ….

Comments

Parmenion [ 2]
Survival 1; Flawless Wictory (no damage taken) 1;
Aditionaly: Gladiator Status 2

Jia Si Tian Shi [ 1]
Survival 1;

Stigant Stigant

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