The Trial of Riders ~ 9 Spot Httyd RP

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Westra

Westra woke up early this morning. Hiccup had choosen her to compete against the best dragon trainers all over the little isle of berk. This was a great honor! Considering she was one of the youngest dragon trainers out there.

 

Westra got out of bed and walked over to Geminia, her green and white cavern crusher. Westra gently shook him, hoping not to startle him again. Geminia opened his eyes and the two of them headed downstairs. Westra's mom quickly fetched them up some breakfast and the two of them headed outside.

 

Looking back at the house, Westra jumped onto Geminia's back. Westra knew this was dangerous considering that he had a highly flammable  liquid that could come out of his skin at any moment, but she had nothing to worry about. He shouldn't get angry or startled.

 

Westra wondered where they were supposed to be starting this competition. Westra hoped that she didn't have to fly to get there, for Geminia had no wings. Westra bit her lip and slowly traveled through the village.

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Ivy and Nightshade

Ivy leaning on her dragon watched as an interesting exchange occured between a young nadder rider and the all-mysterious Flightmare rider. She noted their notion twoards her, calling her a show off. A parched smile cracked on Ivy's lips.

"The term becomes a compliment after hearing it so many times." She stated, her green eyes drilling holes into both riders.

 

She noticed that Banshee was rather annoyed at the fact that Minty did not return his friendly gesture. Nightshade also noticed this. The Triple Stryke extended her muzzle parting her lips to smile at Banshee.  In the dragon world, this was a friendly notion to say 'hi' or 'lets be friends'. Or at times a mixture of both. Of course, Ivy was over simplifying it.

 

Ivy also took note at all of the jealousy and negitivity twoards her and her Triple Stryke. This meant Ivy would get less compassion have she ever need help. So, now she was faced with the challenge of simply turning that jealousy into respect. Who h would defiantly give her a leg up. 

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Rogue watched as competitors

Rogue watched as competitors began conversing. The only vikings who werent already were Ivy and her. Might as well make an ally or two while she could. She led Spartan over to Ivy and the Triple Strike.

"What's your favorite flight maneuver?" she asked of Ivy. 

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Topaz Gypsy and Minty

It took Paz a minute to realize what the other girl was talking about before it hit her.

"Oh! Sorry, sorry, sorry!" She quickly apologized before elaborating, "I was actually referring to my overly-competitive, anti-social pint-sized excuse of a Nadder."

She was very sincere about what she said, but that might have been difficult for her to tell thanks to the scar running down her eye she received not too incredibly looking ago. The last thing she needed was enemies.

"I really had no intentions of calling you that. Sorry for the confusion."

Thinking about Minty's behavior towards the other rider's dragon.

"Also, sorry about how she treated your dragon. She's one of my least social dragons... Actually, She should be back by now. I'd better go find her."

With that, she stepped away from the conversation.

Not having gotten far, Minty soon returned.

"Took you long enough." Paz mumbled as the two Made their way back to the competition. On their way, Paz finally saw a somewhat familiar face.

"Hey Westra!"

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VexyLu

"Ur-Ah-cough," stuttered VexyLu's friend.

VexyLu released her from triangle choke.

"Ok, that's all chokes practised," said VexyLu, "time for throws."

"Urgh," groaned her friend, "VexyLu, you are already a master of martial arts do you really need to practise your throws? If you do must you practise on me?"

"Fine, I guess not practising my throws would be fine"

"I mean, you already practise them heaps"

"And I have to practise on you, because you're the only one stupid enough to let me"

Her friend rolled her eyes.

"Well the trial starts soon, I better go."

"Good luck VexyLu "

"thanks," she said as she mounted her dragon and flew off.

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Xander and Banshee

Banshee returned with a mouth full of fish and dropped his pile on a patch of grass to avoid getting his meal dirty. He folded in his wings, making sure they didn't drag on the ground. He saw that Nightshade, the Triple Stryke, was offering a friendly smile. He made a toothy grin back at her, before swallow a fish whole from his pile. He wondered if the Stryke and its rider would be great allies, but for now, he classified them as none other than an opponent in the Trial.
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(( We'll wait for the others to making their starter posts, but if they don't, we'll just move on to the first round to avoid this RP d.ying.))

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Stormy

"LATE, LATE, LATE, I'M GOING TO BE LATE!"

 

A Rider and a Skrill swooped wildly over Berk, the huge Skrill doing a loop and a twist through the air as his Rider panicked from on top of him. Usually, Riders should NEVER have panicked while riding a dragon, but it was far from the bumpy ride that Stormy the Berserker was freaking out about. She hated being late, and now it seemed her worst nightmares were finally coming true. She was late to the Trials.

 

She hadn't exactly wanted to be a part of whatever this fancy to-do-up big battle thing was, but she decided it would be for the best, in the end. Hurricane had wanted life to go back to it's normal relaxing routine, but alas, things didn't work out that way.

 

Dares in the Jorgenson Clan were no laughing matter.

 

(Okay, sometimes they were.)

 

Stormy came screaming in for a landing, her braided hair flying behind her, somehow avoiding tangling with the axe that was strapped to her back. She was wearing her very best armor, cleanly polished, and her Valkyrie helmet was situated perfectly on her head. However, when she landed, it fell over her eyes.

 

She pushed it up and looked around at all the Riders. "Hi guys!" she said. "I, uh, I'm in the right place, right?"

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Westra

Westra suddenly heard an oh so familiar voice shouting her name. She smiled and turned around. "PAZ!" she shouted back. She jumped off her dragon and ran over to greet her. "Are you in the trails too?" she asked, turning around to sctrach Minty's chin. Geminia came over to greet Minty as well.

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VexyLu

VexyLu flew really high in the sky.

She saw a buch of other people who she knew were competing.

Looking down, she saw someone riding a skrill.

Well, VexyLu won't call it riding.

They were bumping around, the rider almost falling off.

She eventually landed, messily, near the other riders.

VexyLu snorted.

Was she in the trials?

 

When VexyLu got close enough, she quietly and quickly landed with a small thud, behind the riders.

This likely startled some.

"Hey guys, I'm VexyLu"

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Stormy

Stormy glanced around at all of the Riders, none of whom had the decency to answer her question, as of yet. Someone she didn't recognize came in for a sloppy landing, while two other Vikings greeted each other (Stormy almost wished she had friends like that. Other than her obnoxious clan of adopted brothers). There was a dude in a mask that Stormy got the inexplicable urge to stick her tongue out and see if he noticed her (actually, she just wanted to see what his face looked like under the mask). 

 

She stroked Hurricane's largest riding spine, and Stormy's mind went into overkill mode as she began scoping out potential allies and enemies in the upcoming Trials. She knew these people were people she would have to fight, and they likely all anticipated her to be borderline dim, or at least thick (which was when she realized being late was unintentionally brilliant). Better keep that act up and hope it gained her the upper hand later on in the scheme of things.

 

She had an axe, she had her brains, and one massive heck of a Skrill on her side. 

 

Stormy would survive this.

 

She had to.

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Another rider appeared,

Another rider appeared, asking if this was the right place. 

"Most certainly is," Rogue said. Spartan made a disgruntled chortling sound, as if he was already bored. 

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Stormy

"Thanks," Stormy said cheerfully, nodding at the rider. "I'm Stormy, and this is Hurricane. Nice Skrill, by the way. You are?"

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Rogue and Spartan

"I'm Rogue Wolf, but you can just call me Rogue. This is Spartan," she said. As if on cue, Spartan rumble/growled a greeting to Hurricane. 

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(( Is everyone ready to move on to the first round? Two spots will be opened up tomorrow if anyone wants to take them. There's nothing much we can do until the trial begins.))

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((Im ready))

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(( I'm ready! *sharpens axe*))

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((I'm ready! *twangs bowstring like a bass* bring it!))

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VexyLu

VexyLu saw that someone else had an axe similar to hers.

"Nice axe," she said, admiring it.

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Ivy and Nightshade

The flightmare replied to Nightshade's gesture with a smile as well. Nightshade flicked her braided tail in a pleased manner, swishing it across the grass like a snake. Ivy was utterly amused at Westra's flabbergasted face as she apologized for not actually calling her a 'show off'. Most people were highly predictable. Ivy observed as another rider came in for a messy landing on yet another skrill. Apparently, skrills were eaiser to train that most people thought. 

 

The girl on the second skrill seemed a bit flustered, but then realization flickered onto her face. It dawned on Ivy, that glint in the girl's eyes. Ivy had a hunch that this girl was smarter than she appeared. Of course, it would be revealed shortly anyways. A soft thud behind her sent Ivy whirling around to face it. From her many hours spent in the forest, Ivy could tell whether the snap of a twig was from an animal or a dragon.

"Hi, Im Vexy Lu." The newcomer announced.

 

Ivy smothered a snort, maintaining a straight face. Vexy Lu. Not very dignified. She exchanged a knowing glance with Nightshade, the dragon smiled at her. But, Ivy should take everyone seriously. Vexy, although was at a casual position, at her legs spread apart ever so slightly. One directly infront of the other. This was a common martial art stance to gain stablity against attacks. Or it could be a complete coinsidence. Ivy honestly diddnt know. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknessed. She just had to find out the weaknessed and avoid the strenghs.

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Xander and Banshee

(( Alrighty, let's get this thing started!))
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Finally, after what felt like forever, six figures flew overhead, landing nearby. Six riders, technically seven: Hiccup, Astrid, Fishlegs, Snotlout, the twins, and Heather. They were the overseers of the trial, the ones who picked the riders who would compete.
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" Dragon riders, gather around! The trial is about to begin." Astrid shouted.
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" Now, the first round is simple. Dragons will stand aside and riders will run through an obstacle course. You must get to the other side to make it to the next round. There are no rules, but no ripping each other apart. You can do anything you can think of to slow the other competitors down. Sound simple?" Hiccup explained how the first round would go to the competitors.
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Xander had his arms crossed, staring with a blank look at Hiccup, giving the others riders quick glances. ' That's too easy. Where's the challenge in this? ' He thought, chuckling to himself.
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" No questions? Alright, riders, stand on that line over there." Heather pointed towards the white line of towards the left. They we on top of a hill, so there was a drop after that line.
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Xander held his hand out to Banshee, signifying for him to stay. He walked up to the line, peering down below. A maze of many twists and turns awaited them. He smirked under his mask. This was going to be fun.

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Ivy and Nightshade

" Dragon riders, gather around! The trial is about to begin." Astrid shouted.

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" Now, the first round is simple. Dragons will stand aside and riders will run through an obstacle course. You must get to the other side to make it to the next round. There are no rules, but no ripping each other apart. You can do anything you can think of to slow the other competitors down. Sound simple?" Hiccup explained how the first round would go to the competitors.
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Silence.
" No questions? Alright, riders, stand on that line over there." Heather pointed towards the white line of towards the left.

 

Ivy placed her palm on Nightshade's snout and leaned in. She placed her forehead onto her dragon's. Nightshade closed her eyes in bliss. The rider and dragon needed not to exchange words for the action spoke louder. 'Ill be back'. Ivy took her place next to Xander at the white line. Below her was a realtivly steep hill, heading out twoards a maze. Her hand slowly came down to her belt, she grabbed the hilt of her grockle iron dagger.

Guessing by his character, Ivy guessed that Xander would tried to diable the highest threats. She figured that she was on the list and settled for doing something unpredictable instead.

 

She already knew her plan of action. First she judged the maze while she had the advantage of the birds eye view. The mapped the twists and turns, idenifying the exit and what path she must take. Slowly she began to remember the turns.

'Right. Left, right, right...' Still even her couldnt remember that many twists and Ivy got mixed up. So she settled memorizing the first few. 

 

(What type of maze is it? Hedge, stone, labrynth? Is the exit in the middle or on the opposing side?)

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(( The maze is a hedge and the exit is on the opposing side. I'll see if I can find a good image to show you.))

 

Kind of like this. The exit is on the opposite side:

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VexyLu

VexyLu was no long distance runner, but she was an amazing sprinter.

She was very, very quick.

She was also agile, and had really fast reflexes. (From martial arts)

This would be easy.

 

She saw another rider line up, moving his hand to tell his dragon to pause.

Amatur.

VexyLu didn't even need to signal to Skyfog to stop, as she walked up to the starting line.

She was so ready.

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"Okay, great, a maze." Stormy had already lost any strategic thinking method to the anxiety of being seperated from Hurricane, who was now far away from her. As she lined up next to the other Riders, the young Berserker tried to keep herself calm and composed, much like the others seemed to be. However, it was difficult.

 

She wrung her hands together and then drew her axe, spinning it expertly from hand to hand as she prepared to enter the maze. She rolled her shoulders, giving the other Vikings near her a "I'm not worried you're worried" glance as they all lined up.

 

Let's get this party started.

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VexyLu

VexyLu waited as the other competitors lined up next to her.

What would be her stragety?

Take them all out?

Nah, what would be he fun in that?

She decided she would just slow them down.

Hmmmm.....

Should she strangle them so they have trouble breathing?

Tie their legs and arms together with some of the plants?

Block the path?

Miss lead them?

VexyLu continued thinking.

This was going to be fun.

 

((Do people get eliminated?

Who wins?))

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Rogue amd Spartan

Rogue gave Spartan a 'stay there' glance as she walked up to the starting line. She brushed her fingers over the hilt of her simple yet lethal dirk tucked into her belt. Spartan perched himself on the farthest and highest branch, preferring to remain aloof from the others as he rooted for Rogue to squash them all. 

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Xander and Banshee

Banshee perched himself in a tree, getting a good view of the maze below. He snorted at the smokebreath as its rider went go stand on the line.
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Xander noticed out of the corner of his eye that Ivy and two other girls went to come stand on the line. Ivy armed herself with a simple dagger while Stormy brought out her axe. He remained unarmed, lookig very mysterious with his hands behind his back, waiting for the others to join them. He wasn't surprised that he was the only male competitor. He remembered hiding his bow this morning so he wouldn't have the extra weight on him.
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He didn't need a weapon like the rest of them, he just needed his smarts. Xander started brainstorming ideas in his head to slow the other down, which is what he supposed the others were doing as well. ' They are going to have try really h.ard to slow me down or outsmart me. This is where my years of being a master thief come into play. Never have I been caught. I'd like to see these amateurs try. ' He thought, bragging about himself and mocking his competitors. The wind blowed, making his cloak dance in the wind, giving him an even more eerie and mysterious appeal.

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VexyLu

Skyfog saw the flightmare snort at her.

He flew up in tree.

Skyfog decided to join him.

Skyfog flew up and perched next to him.

They had the best view of the maze from up there.

That is when she 'accidentally' sprayed abit of smoke in the flightmare's face. (Just a little bit, not enough to aggravate him'

Hey, he did snort at her after all, and nobody snorts at Skyfog.

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Topaz Gypsy and Minty

In responce to Westra's question, Paz said, "Yeah, for some odd reason that I don't get-"

 

She was cut off by the chief and his entourage swooping in to give the announcement that the Trials were about to start.

 

Before heading to the line with the others, Paz told Minty to stay put and try to make some friends for a change, which Minty gave a gesture that roughly translated, "Yeah, yeah, yeah... no promises."

 

Walking up to the line next to Westra, Paz gave the youger a wink of good luck before waiting for it to start.

 

'Here goes nothing yet everything at the same time!'

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Ivy and Nightshade

((Aye! Heather said no rules aside from killing. But, doesn't that mean our characters can just tear through the maze?))

 

Ivy lifted her hands to the hood of her cloak. She pushed it down and unbuckled the shoulder straps. The piece of fabric fell to the grass behind her. She diddnt need it snagging on branches and brambles. The cloak fell away to give light to Ivy's light alburn hair and slim frame. Her hair fell down to shoulder length, she cut it if it grew much longer.

 

Ivy slid off the gloves she uses for handeling and dropped them down next to her cloak. And for the first time,the spiral shaped burn mark was visible on her left hand which served as the reminder of her loosing battle with a typhoomerang. Ivy left her sword and bow with Nightshade, who, had her tail curled around her possessions as if daring someone to try and steal it.

 

Prepared and armed with only a dagger, Ivy risked a glanced at her fellow riders. The only Viking who did not bear a weapon was Xander, who simply held his hands mysteriously behind his back. Ivy exhaled a breath of amusement. No one tried THAT hard to act all broody and mysterious. Which led her to wonder about his past. You can't have been born a brood. It happens as you form a shell over your heart to keep it the cold of the world. Xander's world must of been freezing. 

 

Ivy twirled her dagger in her finger tips so the blade pointed up. It was such a slight change in position, most wouldn't notice. But, if you were smart, youd realise that this position wasn't a stabbing position. So that Ivy's use of the dagger wasn't for offense or self defense. She had other plans.

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(( That would be cheating, but there is no such thing as cheating in this roleplay. It would be pretty boring to do it the long way. So, I don't see why not. ;) Good suggestion there, Wolf!))

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((Oh... Well, now both you and Navlyn are probably going to try the way I suggested. From a realastic standpoint, you would need a saw or an axe to cut through the hedge. And that would take forever. So, realasticly, it's not possible. From this moment onward, I will keep my suggestions to myself, seeing as they seem to be good.))

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Rogue and Spartan

A glint of sunlight caught Rogue's eye and she glanced over at Ivy. She wasn't holding it for normal offense or defense. Rogue went through all possible uses for the abnormally positioned knife. Then she hit upon the perfect plan she suspected Ivy would pursue. But not if she could double cross her first. 

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((before you jump on the way I suggested, think about chopping through a thick hedgemaze with an axe realasticly. Your progress would be slow and painstaking. Chopping wood is actually very hard unless you have tons of upper body strength. And then there are the leaves and brambles in the way.))

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Xander and Banshee

(( Alright, the suspense is killing me. Let's get this thing started!))
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Xander tapped his foot on the ground impatiently. He couldn't wait to get this thing started already. ' Thing to show these hatchlings how a real expert does it.'
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" Alright riders, get ready." Hiccup scanned over the participating riders.
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Xander leaned down, his fingers touching the ground, preparing his charge.
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Toothless shooting a plasma blast into the air is what signified the competitors to begin.
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Xander took off, running at a great speed that few could match. Him being a pretty skinny and light, he was quite the fast and agile being. He had left the others in the dust. When the maze was close, he reached into his belt and grabbed a grenade, careful to keep it hidden. He pulled the pin out and threw it behind him as he entered the maze. After it exploded, green gas started spreading around the front side of the maze. Xander's plan was to distract the riders, slow them down, and make them THINK he was using the long way. Oh, he had plans. He took a few turns, before unsheathing the thin, curved sword. With several slashes, he started slicing his way through the hedge. ' Hey, Heather did in fact say no rules. They didn't say we couldn't destroy the maze. I am sure that's what Ivy was thinking when she was holding her dagger in a strange position.'
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(( Xander the thief of ideas at some of his finest! XD However, I did add my own twist to mine. Don't worry, I won't have him be done in like ten seconds. He won't be the first one to be done either, probably fourth or so.))

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Ivy and Nightshade

 

There was suddenly a plasma blast and then chaos. But Ivy wasn't about to be left in the dust. She doesn't run down the hill, no, she fell. Ivy launched herself into the air and began half running half falling. With Gravity on her side, she passed Xander and began to lead. But suddenly her feet came in contact with solid ground. Ivy tucked herself into a roll to release the rest of her kenetic engery.

 

When she was on her feet again, Xander had shot past her and had produced a bomb in his hand. She knew what was coming next. He threw it and there was a loud noise which sent a ringing through Ivy's ears. But she was focused like a laser beam and followed out her plan she guessed even Xander diddnt think of. Ivy leapt after Xander's foggy shape in the dust. She followed him as he rounded the first bend. Ivy used her dagger to make a slash mark in the hedge, signifying that she had been there in case she got lost.

 

Ivy paused as Xander slowed to slash through the hedge. The boy was too smart for his own good. She had manipulated him into believing that her plan was to slash through the hedge, with only her dagger. Laughable. Ivy just gave herself an easy way iut. Instead she turned and began pelting through the maze, easily making her way across the first few turns she memorized. Making her slash mark at any fork in her path.

 

((Everyone wants to be first but no one wants to seem marysue enough to be first. XD. That puts us in a pickle. I'm shooting for 3rd rn.)

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Xander and Banshee

Xander felt a presense draw near. ' She's using my doings to her advantage. She's trying to creap up on me. Shr think she can sneak up on someone like me. Ha! That's quite funny as I do think so myself.'
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He suddenly dropped another grenade right in her path and escaped just as it exploded. He took a few more turns, before working away at the hedge again. He threw some leaves into the path to try to confuse his persuder, and then again took a few more turns. Man, this maze was confusing. Cutting the hedge was actually tiring.
(( Eh I really don't feel like editting. You editted yours while I was writing this :/ ))

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Rogue dashed off towards the maze. Xander had thrown a smoke bomb at the entrance, so she promptly made one herself by barging through the hedge a few feet away from the smoke. She stood up and hastily brushed off the larger branches that clung to her then sped away to her left, then right. She heard running footsteps on the other side of the hedge, and she had a wickedly fun thought. By the lightness if the runner's footing and non-smoky smell, she guessed it was Xander. Grinning, she uncapped a small hidable hollow ball filled with yaknog. She yelled out "HEY CATCH!" to stop him in his tracks then viciously hucked it straight into his face, the mass of the yaknog stink bomb enough to force minor branches out of the way. She continued on, keeping in gleeful laughter as she crossed by a path marked by Ivy. She stopped and considered her next move, glancing at her landmark. She'll run into Ivy sooner or later. Right now she had a most likely enemy to outsmart. She thought for a moment, then had another malicious plan. She'd seen how Ivy had held the blade before dashing off into the maze, and now she mimicked it. Then she started running again, marking her way with similar cuts as she went by each fork. 

That should keep her busy, Rogue thought after a few twists and turns. She did a few more, then sheathed her beloved dirk. 

 

((I'm going for 1 or whatever I get. I don't really care at the moment as long as Rogue remains free of all possible fatal injuries, broken bones excluded (spinal and ribcage excluded). I'd rather have fun than win to be honest))

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((Aiming for around second))

There was a plasma blast.

The next second, everyone was running.

VexyLu was in about second place, beginning to pick up speed.

That is when the bomb went off.

VexyLu saw it just in time to move out of the way before it landed on her.

This unfortunately slowed her down.

"#%*!," 

She didn't know who threw it, but she was betting on the mysterious guy.

Curses, she was falling behind.

VexyLu started running again.

Out of the corner of her eye, she saw a girl turn the corner.

She looked skilled, so VexyLu followed her, secretly.

VexyLu snuck of.

 

The girl came to a still, and it was clear she was following the guy.

It was clear he knew she was there.

BANG

Another bomb was let off.

It was the guy!

He disappeared into the smoke, but it was a good thing VexyLu lived with a smokebreath.

VexyLu was used to smoke, so she could just make out his shadow, and he was cutting through the maze.

VexyLu didn't want him to know she was following him.

The girl was blocking his path and it was too hard to cut through the hedge quietly.

VexyLu looked up.

It wasn't that high.

With one huge leap VexyLu jumped as high as she could, and grabbed on to the highest part of hedge she could.

The hedge started to sink under VexyLu's weight.

As quickly and quietly as she could, VexyLu climbed up the bush, until she was at the top.

The bush was sinking, fast.

VexyLu looked around and saw the guy cutting through more hedge further up.

The bush was sinking even further down, so VexyLu took her chances and leaped down.

She landed with an extremely small thud.

(She's basically a ninja)

The guy didn't move, so she figured he didn't hear her. (Please don't)

VexyLu walked through the slashed hedge, further into the maze.

((This took a while to write sorry if it's not up to date))

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Madrielle and Akyra

Madrielle had been hanging back from the others, joined as a less-noticeable part of the group. She didn't do this so that the ohers wouldn't be able to analyse her before she started, oh no; rather, she did it as she felt guilty. She could tell that many of the other competitors were much younger than her. 

 

However, she didn't share this sentiment with one of the other riders. The one with the Smothering Smokebreath; Vexylu, I think her name was? Madrielle would take great pleasure in beating her.

 

Spotting Hiccup, she slipped into the rest of the crowd. He landed, and began talking to them about the first challenge. It seemed simple enough. As the group began to converge on the starting line, she noted down the rules in her head. No dragons, no killing. Simple enough; Akyra had fallen short, anyway, as she knew Madrielle preferred being self-sufficient. The dragon was better trained than many of the hounds used by her sisters back home.

 

Whilst many in her position would give the other riders a headstart out of pity, she felt that to do so would be insulting as to their capabilities as riders. After all, she was not the only one specially chosen for this; the others had proven that they had the necessary qualities to win the tournament.

 

Crouching down into a running position, she noted the others' movements. A few of them seemed lithe and swift, and whilst she wasn't completely useless at running, her stamina was far greater than her speed. The night fury suddenly fired a plasma blast up into the sky, and she took off. Most of the riders pulled ahead on front of her, and she noted a couple who had drawn their weapons.

 

As they entered the maze, one of them started slashing through the hedges, obviously having no intention of navigating it. Madrielle had promised herself to be honourable, and wouldn't try to pull any tricks on the other riders unless they did so first. As the first smoke bomb went up at the entrance, she pulled herself through it, hurling herself towards the left. The hedge ahead had stared collapsing, and besides; she didn't need to follow anybody else. The other's swordmanship was nothing compared to what years of practice had garnered her. Pulling out her twin blades, she begam to cut clean swathes through the maze walls, advancing at a decent pace. 

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Ivy and Nightshade

((Welp... I just had another idea))

 

 

Ivy came to a fork in the road. Both paths were marked with her slash and now she was confused. Bending over, Ivy examined each Slash mark. The uinque shape f her dagger made her marks jagged , in some places, Lighter than the others. So someone had the through hermit confuse her. Ivy frowned, it would take much longer to stop and examine evey mark to see which one was hers. She stood up and glanced at the maze wall. Just through the briars she noticed a light. She must be at the edge of the maze.

 

Ivy diddnt want to have to come to this, for she had some sense of honor. But she just couldn't allow herself to loose. Ivy first made sure that no one was near her. Then she threw herself as the hedge. The sticks pricked at her, forcing her back. But Ivy using all her strength kept pushing. Suddenly, they began digging into her skin, hit pain periced every surface. Ivy bit her tongue tempted to scream.  Now fully converged intonthe hedge she kept slipping through snapping the branches in her way and drawing a lot of blood. Then she paused. She made sure no one was coming her way again before continuing.

 

Suddenly, ivy fell out n the othir side. There were leaves in her once perfectly groomed hair. And twigs, she was covered from head to toe with bloody scratches which hurt like paper cuts. But they would all heal quickly, and Ivy had a task to complete. Getting through the hedge took her a long time, now she was on the outside of the hedge maze,just along he of the walls. She then picked up a pained spring twoards the finish line. After all, there were no rules.

 

((It took a while for Ivy to get through the hedge. So, imma place her in 3rd.))

((Loop holes everywhere!))

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Stormy

Stormy charged through the maze, placing low regard on her turns. As long as she was moving forward, and she knew she wasn't going backwards unless she had hit a dead end, that was good enough for her. She drew her axe and manage to bowl through a few hedges, but that process was slow going, and she gave up on it after a few hedge-busting tries, both of which took far too long.

 

Stormy used her hearing to her tactical advantage- wherever she heard an approaching Rider, she avoided them the best she could. Once or twice she manage to shake someone off, or leave a branch in the way, or charge off in one direction and lure away someone she couldn't see. However, she had her share of stumbles and falls, and her Berserker tendencies were rightfully agitated by the time she figured she was getting close to the exit.

 

She took a few more twists and turns. Her less optimistic side assumed she wasn't anywhere near first place, or even anything notable. Probably last, if she knew herself. Just had to keep going and stay alive. Just had to keep going...

 

((I'm not really aiming for a place, just whatever you guys decide.))

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Madrielle and Akyra

((If nobody interferes with Madrielle, she'll probably score decently. Whilst she's not as fast as some of the others, she is very skilled with weapons and will probably clear the hedges much quicker than the others.))

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Rogue was running full speed,

Rogue was running full speed, following through the holes Ivy had made already in order to reach the exit. That's when she ran straight into Madrielle. They tumbled a few feet together, then Rogue was up and at it again. She didn't even bother looking back. This was compeition, not a teamwork test. Soon she was able to recognize the edge of the maze and stopped. She felt going out of the maze was too easy and not along the lines of what Hiccup had said. Instead she made her own path through the maze, and ended up close to the finish line. She started running and, out of the corner of her eye, saw Ivy speeding towards the line too. She put on n extra burst of speed. 

 

((I'm going for second))

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Chaos

 

That's all Paz could think of when the trial started.

 

'These people want to kill each other!'

 

Still, not wanting to be the first one eliminated, Paz charged in... to a bush. That didn't work. Then she tried slicing one. Also didn't work. Going over was also a fail.

 

Ditching the cheating idea, Paz kept low to the ground and started running as fast as she could. Narrowly avoiding most of the competitor's.

 

Key word "Most". She ended up running straight into an older girl with an axe (Stormy)

 

Paz just stood there a minute, waiting to see how the other rider would react, after which she commented,

 

"...Um, I'm open for team-ups if it'll get us out of here faster."

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((I'm kind of hoping for 4th or 5th, but wherever you guys put me is fine))

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Stormy and Hurricane

Stormy looked at the slightly smaller girl whom she had just collided with. Carefully moving her axe at a safe distance, Stormy's throat had tensed up, and it took all of her effort not to charge off the other direction from the other Berkian; who she now remembered was Paz. She steadied her breathing and looked at the brunette. "I'm all for an alliance," she said, once she managed to regain her breath. "The rest of these hooligans are insanely competitive."

 

Stormy hoisted her axe and steadied herself once more. Paz probably had noticed Stormy's instability by now, but at this rate, neither of them probably cared. "I know we're getting close to the finish line," Stormy said. "I hear a lot of running. C'mon, you can cross the line before me, I just want to survive this thing."

 

The two girls took off into a full sprint. The two of them dodged and turned, until Stormy stopped for a brief moment, her brow creasing. "Huh." She mentally retraced their past steps. "You know what, I'm pretty sure there's a pattern in this maze." A wild, ecstatic pattern, so confusing and twisted that it was almost impossible to notice, but it was there; visible to Stormy's already wild and ecstatic mind. "I've been going in circles. Now, if I just follow this pattern, we should reach the finish line!"

 

They took off in another wild sprint, passing at least someone, though Stormy couldn't tell who it was. Following the pattern she had devised, the two quickly came into view of the finish line. Stormy gave Paz a firm push towards the exit of the maze. "You run, I'll be right behind you!"

 

And that was when a metal disk flew out of nowhere.

 

It buried itself in Stormy's shoulder, who grunted on impact, glancing wildly around the grove to locate the source. Had there been obstacles she hadn't been aware of? Had someone thrown the disk?

 

Using her medical training, Stormy carefully removed the projectile and put a hand over her bloodied shoulder, ignoring the pain. Stormy was already very pain-resistant, so she barely made a sound, but she couldn't think about that now. She took off towards the finish line in a full on sprint, one hand covering her wound, the other swinging her axe towards anyone or anything that might get in her way.

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Madrielle and Akyra

"Oh no you don't!" she shouted, annoyed about the viking that had pushed her aside. Putting on a sudden burst of speed, she tucked one of her swords away, bringing out a vial of flightmare mist. She threw it directly in front of the other vikings she could see, ducking away from the sudden burst produced from the glass shattering. Madrielle slashed through yet another hedge, finally seeing the final goal in her sights, and running towards it as fast as she could as though she were hunting deer.

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Westra

The only boy in the trails happened to throw a smoke bomb and it made Westra gag and she fell to the ground. WHen there was still smoke in the air, Westra stood back up and tried to feel her way around the maze. That wasn't really working either.  Westra gave up and trying to sense her surroundings and just ran into the closest hedge. AT least she knew where the wall was now.

 

Westra continued her way through the maze by her guidance of the wall until she saw no smoke left. She was able to open her eyes and run through the maze by herself. 

 

Then Westra heard Paz's voice talking to someone else about an alliance. Westra already knew that she was almost in last place so if she could get Paz's and the girl she was talking to's help. She could probaly gain a place.

 

Westra tried to make her way through the maze by following their voices but it wasn't getting them anywhere. FIinally when she thought they were close, she came face to face with a dead end. Her luck. 

 

Westra needed to get out of this. Westra ran back over to the path anad turned around. Finally after running through paths and paths, she found Paz. She ran up besides her. "Help?" she asked out of breath. Westra pulled out her slingshot. Maybe if someone tried to stop them, she could hit them with it. Yeah, good plan. 

 

She really hoped Paz agreed to be an alliance. If she didn't, Westra would have to shoot her with the slingshot.

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Westra

The only boy in the trails happened to throw a smoke bomb and it made Westra gag and she fell to the ground. WHen there was still smoke in the air, Westra stood back up and tried to feel her way around the maze. That wasn't really working either.  Westra gave up and trying to sense her surroundings and just ran into the closest hedge. AT least she knew where the wall was now.

 

Westra continued her way through the maze by her guidance of the wall until she saw no smoke left. She was able to open her eyes and run through the maze by herself. 

 

Then Westra heard Paz's voice talking to someone else about an alliance. Westra already knew that she was almost in last place so if she could get Paz's and the girl she was talking to's help. She could probaly gain a place.

 

Westra tried to make her way through the maze by following their voices but it wasn't getting them anywhere. FIinally when she thought they were close, she came face to face with a dead end. Her luck. 

 

Westra needed to get out of this. Westra ran back over to the path anad turned around. Finally after running through paths and paths, she found Paz. She ran up besides her. "Help?" she asked out of breath. Westra pulled out her slingshot. Maybe if someone tried to stop them, she could hit them with it. Yeah, good plan. 

 

She really hoped Paz agreed to be an alliance. If she didn't, Westra would have to shoot her with the slingshot.