The Desert Arena is geared towards battles of scale rather than your usual probending forrays. Dry air is pumped into the arena and the number of water sources is limited to only a couple. This by no means disadvantages the waterbender however as these sources are both vast and close to the surface. Rather than earth disks, the entire arena is littered with rocks that range from small stones to large boulders. But earthbenders are not allowed to bend the entire boulders, only allowed to take pieces of them for attacks. The metal floor of the arena is covered by a thick layer of powdered glass to simulate sand. All participants are required to wear full body coverings as well in keeping with the desert theme.
With these rooms, dice rolls can be performed by participants. Be warned that these rooms contain logs, cheat and I will know. Simply put #d5 and you'll perform a roll. Links can be found in the comments section.
The coin toss was shown in favor of Osamurei/Wind. He/she may take the first post or pass it off to Zhishi/Ez in the area below.
Osamurei: Stepping briskly into the arena, Osamurei can't help a look of dismay that etches across his face as he comes to the realization that his opponent is an earthbender. Osamurei doesn't care much for fighting earthbenders, finding their combat style to be an antithesis of the way he likes to engage in combat during tournaments like this. His mood elevates slightly as he takes in the arena, fully aware of the advantage the blistering heat will likely afford him. Osamurei is clad from head to toe in purely white desert garb, including a head scarf that wraps around everything but the bridge of his nose and his eyes. Having won the toss and the opportunity to make the first move, Osamurei is fully determined to take advantage in order to set the tone early and keep Zhishi on his toes. To accomplish this, he opts for some unorthodox maneuvers right off the bat. Taking careful aim, Osamurei methodically fires off a barrage of pressurized fireballs toward Zhishi. But rather than aiming them directly at him, Osamurei aims them instead at the ground right in front of him. He hopes the pressurized attack will make contact with the ground in front of Zhisi with sufficient force to create a cloud of dust that will hamper his opponent's vision.
Dice Roll Outcome:3-Miss/Dodge
Zhishi: Zhishi slowly walked into the area. eyed his opponent carefully underneath his hooded cloak and mask. Neither his cloak nor mask were extravagant, but they nonetheless provided Zhishi with the aura of mystery he was hoping for. Hmm, a firebender, and looks liked a skilled one at that, this should be good, Zhishi pondered to himself as he smirked beneath his mask. Zhishi, too, was determined to win this fight, even more eager to not have won the coin toss. A perfect chance to exhibit my defensive prowess and observe my opponents actions and reactions, Zhishi thought. As Osamurei moved, Zhishi utilized his seismic sense to sense his opponent's offensive motion. Rather than making an elaborate dodging effort, Zhishi simply took a casual step backwards to prevent being affected by the pressurized flame's heat. Using his seismic sense to target Osamurei, Zhishi fired a few small earth bombs with immense precision at Osamurei, hoping to make contact with the firebender or, at the very least, observe how Osamurei would react to such a simple attack.
Dice Roll Outcome:2-Glancing blow.
Osamurei: Osamurei stifles a yawn of contempt as the seemingly harmless clusters of earth barrel their way toward him. He lazily dispatches a pressurized stream of flames to stifle the attack. Unfortunately, the lack of thrust he places in the release results in one of the earth bombs making it past his lazy defense and hitting him squarely in the chest. Osamurei curses audibly at himself as he feels pieces of earthen shrapnel bury themselves in his skin. Determined to no longer underestimate the clearly formidable earthbender, Osamurei prepares for his next attack. Electing to continue playing a tad dirty, Osamurei activates his powers of jet propulsion. As flames erupt from his feet, Osamurei ascends into the air and jets methodically toward Zhishi. As he nears him however, he turns so that his back is facing Zhishi rather than his front. Suddenly, Osamurei ceases thrusting from his feet and instead summons auxiliary thrust from his palms by his sides. As he makes this power shift, he kicks out behind him with his feet and from them a potent stream of flames torrents forward, threatening to strike Zhishi full in the face.
Dice Roll Outcome: 1-Direct Hit
Zhishi Zhishi became quite satisfied with seeing one of his attacks hitting its mark. However, the knowledge of his successful attack also made Zhishi a little too confident. He never expected the firebender to speed so quickly through the air with jet propulsion, throwing off his strategy of utilizing his seismic sense. Zhishi became even more confused at Osamurei turning his back to him. "What are you planning next you crafty..." Zhishi muttered quietly before being interrupted by Osamurei's torrent heading straight in his direction. While Zhish was able to lean backwards a small amount, the brunt of the flames still made direct contact with his face, catching his hood on fire and singeing his ears. While Zhishi's mask did not burn due to it being made of metal, it also quickly burned and heated up his face. Zhishi quickly jumped away and threw off his burning cloak, revealing his rather bony, non-muscular arms. Foolish on my part, but it's gonna take more than that to stop me, Zhishi thought to himself. He countered by sending several more earth bombs and the ground below Osamurei, anticipating the firebender would probably need to land after kicking back with such a force of fire and hoping the sharpnel would hit him.
Dice Roll Outcome: 4-Block
Osamurei: As he tumbles backward, Osamurei is able to keep his wits and kicks out with one foot, creating a single ball of pressurized flames. The flaming sphere makes contact with Zhishi's earth bombs right as they leave his hands, the force of the collision blasting both sets of projectiles careening harmlessly away. Osamurei lands rathe awkardly on the ground, but the soft sand grants him a soft and cushioned landing. Observing the scrawniness of his opponent with barely stifled contempt, Osamurei has a change of heart about engaging Zhishi in close quarters combat. Seeking to conserve endurance in the sweltering heat, Osamurei walks methodically back toward his opponent and then launches a series of five uppercut punches at his abdomen, each thrust being laced with fire arcs to enhance their potency.
Dice Roll Outcome: 3-Miss/Dodge
Zhishi: Zhishi noticed the firebender approaching him slowly. Watching his opponent carefully, Zhishi side-stepped each of his opponent's strikes almost effortlessly, using an earth column to launch himself away from the last hit. Zhishi turned his back to Osamurei and raised a white handkerchief from his pocket and waved it in the air to signal a forfeit. "I've seen and learned enough from you, I surrender."
OOC: As you'll see on the post on your wall, I noticed Zhishi has maybe 2 different legal maneuvers and that's it, so I'm surrendering and awarding you the victory.