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King of Primus 2022
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Who: 48 of the top teams and managers in Primus!

Each team must consist of 5 warriors, each of a *different* style.
A team may consist of one or more managers. A manager may belong to only one team.

Managers who are able to field 5 warriors of different styles for themselves are STRONGLY encouraged to do so, but for those that can't, combination teams are definitely allowed. Management reserves the right to veto any combination teams deemed "overpowered" (unlikely but you never know). Adopted warriors are allowed, but in the spirit of KOP is that managers are permanently giving the warrior to another manager (via long term hold) instead of just loaning out a warrior for the purposes of placing higher in KOP.

If you need help filling out your team, we will help find appropriate warriors, or you may seek out RSI employee teams to help fill out your teams. (RSI Employees are the only ones allowed to
What: The King of Primus is a bracket-style competition where teams of 5 warriors fight against each other in a match play-like system.

Teams will be seeded 1 to X based on the AVERAGE rank of their warriors on turn 847 (due 7/12) of Primus. Warriors MUST be listed in the turn 847 newsletter to be eligible for the competition. Any ties in average rank will be broken by the ranking of the highest warrior.

On each team, warriors will be ranked 1 to 5 based on their ranking on turn 847 of Primus. During match play, the #1 warrior from Team A will match up with the #1 warrior from Team B, the #2 Team A warrior will match up with the #2 warrior from Team B, and so forth. Warrior rankings will remain static throughout the competition, as will manager seedings.

The King of Primus will be the one team that goes undefeated through the contest. Even though the contest is single elimination to determine the winner, there will be consolation rounds and everyone will have five to six matches, depending on the number of total teams entered. (This is the first KOP where we are open to expanding past 32 teams) In the end, everyone will find out where their stable really ranks in Primus!

Because of the quick turnaround, we will probably not be able to correct mistakes (especially if they are RSI's). If they're mine, such as I counted wrong, awarded the wrong winner, etc., I will do my best to correct them and notify managers of match up changes before the next round. (In today's era, each manager should also text/diplo/message me their phone number after entering so I can quickly notify you of mistakes and changes.)

When: The contest will take place starting on Primus turn 848 (play-in round if necessary) and will run for six turns, ending on turn 853.

Remember that your warriors must be listed in the turn 847 newsletter to be eligible, so it's not a bad idea to climb up high in the rankings now to earn as high a seed as you can.

How: To enter, you can sign up in this thread, write an ad in the Primus newsletter, or PM/Email Manager with the following information: The Name(s) of managers on your team, the 5 warriors to be on your team (name AND ID# AND style), and what warrior you want to select for a possible Royal Court Selection (see prize section).

Example: Manager's Team
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1. Bonnie (29-2780) (AB)
2. Weird Head Boy (63-2216) (LU)
3. Koji Shikeru (40-2619) (SL)
4. Skyfire (37-2065) (PL)
5. Patience (1-2619) (TP)

Since the contest takes place in the arena, you'll have to read the newsletter and the forums to figure out who you will match up against each turn. We'll post all the managers and teams before the contest begins, as well, to make it easier. In addition, there will be a seeding announcement in Chatzy the night before Turn 847 posts.

Once you are entered, your warriors will run *regardless* of whether or not you entered a strategy! So you can't miss a turn, but you're also committed to running for the duration of the event!

Prizes: The winner of the competition will be named the King of Primus!!! As winner, you get to control the fate of the arena for a very special Turn 854! The winner of the contest can select three "decrees" from a list of items that will affect how Primus plays out on its historic turn 854!

They are:
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- Rename the Arena
- Have a non-automated spy report written by you or the manager of your choice
- Increase/Decrease the Skill Learning
- Increase/Decrease the Training Percentage
- Increase/Decrease the Kill Percentage
- No Challenges and/or Avoids
- Bring back the Defend Gate Challenge
- Have an NPC Match-Up Week!
- If you have other ideas, the Commission may consider it, but will have the right to refuse.
- All of these special decrees are for turn 854 only.

As the King of Primus, you also receive a member of the Royal Court! The King of Primus will receive a list of all Royal Court warriors and may choose one warrior to twin to place on one of your Primus teams. All Royal Court warriors must be prize unmodified and the owner gives permission for them to be twinned, if chosen.

The King of Primus will also have one of his warrior development wishes granted via the new Wishing Potion!

A Wishing Potion allows the manager to make 3 of the following wishes on one of his Primus warriors: (1. Take your warrior to max Damage; 2. Change your Favorite Weapon 3. Change your Offensive Effort; 4. Change your Activity Level 5. Add an offensive Tactic 6. Add a defensive tactic 6. Become Ambi 7. Maximize the bonus of a Skill Area 8. Grow 1 Point in SZ). One of those three wishes will come true, although you don't know which wish will be granted.

The Consolation Champion (17th place) gets 5 Team Roll-Ups.

The last place manager is deemed the Court Jester and wins a Hyborian War Set-Up.

New: Every fight win, earns the winning manager one KOP Coin, which can be turned in for prizes at the KOP shop at the end of the competition. (So if you lose your fight 2-3, you still win 2 coins) A manager can only earn up to 20 KOP coins total for the duration of the contest. See the current list of items in the KOP shop at the bottom, items may be added or removed at any time.

For everyone else, there is an exciting Consolation Prize Pool to keep everyone motivated to finish as high as possible. There are 30+ items in the Consolation Prize Pool--one of each item. The First Place Winner gets first choice of an item in the pool, second place gets the second choice, and so on. Whoever finishes last gets to choose from the remaining items.

Here are the items in the Consolation Prize Pool:
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+/- 1 Attack Bonus Potion -- Adds or Subtract 1 to your Attack base. Can't be used to create an out of bounds warrior.

+/- 1 Init Bonus Potion -- Adds or Subtract 1 to your Init base. Can't be used to create an out of bounds warrior.

+/- 1 Decise Bonus Potion -- Adds or Subtract 1 to your Decise base. Can't be used to create an out of bounds warrior.

+/- 1 Parry Bonus Potion -- Adds or Subtract 1 to your Parry base. Can't be used to create an out of bounds warrior.

+/- 1 Riposte Bonus Potion -- Adds or Subtract 1 to your Riposte base. Can't be used to create an out of bounds warrior.

+/- 1 Defensive Bonus Potion -- Adds or subtracts 1 to your Defense Base. If you use this potion on an Aimed Blow, it affects Parry instead. Can't be used to create an out of bounds warrior.

+/- 1 Random Skill Bonus Potion -- Adds a random skill to your skill base. Can't be used to create an out of bounds warrior.

+/- 3 Skill Learn Potion -- Add 3 skill learns (random) to any of your warriors in Primus! Can't be used after a Freeze Date and Before a tourney! Whether you add or subtract, the skill learns are selected at random!

Damage Zap -- A Zap potion that can be used only for Damage on a Primus warrior.

Offensive Effort Zap -- A Zap potion that can be used only on Offensive Effort on a Primus warrior.

Activity Level Zap -- A Zap potion that can only be used on Activity Level on a Primus warrior.

Offensive Tactic Zap -- A Zap potion that can only be used on Offensive Tactic on a Primus Warrior.

Defensive Tactic Zap -- A Zap potion that can only be used on Activity Level on a Primus warrior.

Handedness Zap -- A Zap potion that can be used only on Handedness (left/right/ambi) on a Primus warrior.

Faves Knowledge Potion -- Get the exact favorite OE and AL of any of your warriors fighting in Primus!

Prize Roulette: You get another KOP Consolation Pool Prize at random.

+ or - 1 Skill Learn (Targeted) Potion -- Add or remove 1 skill learn (of your choice) to any of your warriors in Primus! Can't be used after a Freeze Date and before a tourney! You may target which skill to add or remove with this prize.

+40 FE Potion -- Add 40 FE to any one of your Primus warriors!

Bloodgames Team Roll-Up -- Get a free Bloodgames Team Roll-Up at the next FtF!

Random Book from Bookmaze -- Get a random book from Bookmaze, the book store that serves as RSI HQ! (Bookmaze's choice)

Free Tourney Entry -- One free tourney entry for any non-AB Primus-Inducted warrior. You get a single Zap Potion if it TVs!

Basher's Prize: Give any Primus warrior the Bash tactic as a favorite Tactic!

Parry Lover's Prize: Give any Primus warrior the Parry tactic as their new favorite Tactic!

+/- 2 Stat Trains Potion -- Adds 2 Stat Trains to your warriors fighting in DM 102. Can't be used after a Freeze Date and before a tourney!

+/- 1 Stat Train Potion -- Adds 1 Stat Trains to your warrior fighting in DM 102. Can't be used after a Freeze Date and before a tourney!

+1 SZ Potion -- Add 1 SZ to the Primus warrior of your choice! Can't be higher than 25.

Roll-Up Drop: Back by Popular Demand! At the next FtF, an RSI Representative will stand at the top floor holding a stack of the unused roll-ups. You'll stand at the bottom floor. The RSI Representative will drop the roll-ups to the ground and you'll try to
catch them! (You get 2 helpers and 3 tosses) You get to your choice of any 3 roll-ups that you catch before they touch the ground.

Attack Favorite Learn -- Change the favorite learn of any of your Primus warriors to Attack!

RSI Pencil -- Don't make it out to the FtFs and want your very own RSI pencil collectible to fill out strategy sheets? Many FtF TCs have been won with these! Now you can have your very own!

Mannequin's PR Makeover: You target one of your Primus Inducted Level Ripostes to give a "PR Makeover!" Using 5
single zaps (individually), Mannequin will work with the Gladiatorial Commission to use these 5 zaps at his discretion (you are not allowed to give input) on your warrior, giving it a makeover! By using this prize, you allow Mannequin to see the mini-overview and starting base information on this warrior. (Mannequin is not eligible to win or trade for this prize.)

Weapon Shift Prize: Your warrior gets a new favorite weapon at random that has a weight of the warrior's current favorite weight.
For example, if your warrior's favorite weapon was the SC (weight 3) he will end up with a favorite weapon of the same weight (in this case Mace or Longsword).

Bonus Flip Prize: You can swap one set of bonuses to its opposite type! (Att-Par; Init-Rip; Def-Dec). For example of you have a warrior that's +1 Parry and +3 Attack, it will now be +3 Parry and +1 Attack! The resulting warrior can't be out of bounds.

Great Axe Prize: Give any of your warriors the favorite weapon of the Great Axe!

Quarterstaff Prize: Give any of your warriors the favorite weapon of the Quarterstaff!

War Flail Rocks: You choose 5 of your warriors to fight with the War Flail in the next turn. Each warrior that gets a win on a random match up/if-challenged match wins a team roll-up! (This prize is instantly void if anyone is caught throwing a fight to you.)

Otto's Choice: Upon selection of this prize, you'll roll a D5 in Chatzy. Whatever number you roll, you will win one of Otto X's former KOP Prizes: (1) 5 Team roll-ups. (2) Killer's Prize (3) Favorite's Knowledge Potion (4) Rank Anywhere (5) -11 Losses

ZapAll Prize: Your weapon, damage, favorite rhythms and weapons, and learns are all zapped! You may choose to keep or reject the Zaps in favor of your original rolls, but you must accept or reject the package in totality. (No partials, you take or leave all of it.)

Favorites Swap: Swap the favorites between two warriors. If any warrior is receiving out of bounds favorites for their style, then they must be rated Contender or Primus Inducted in the latest split. Otherwise their favorites will be adjusted to be not out of bounds.
The favorites must be swapped in totality. (No partials)

Stylemaster Prize Upgrade: If you get a Primus Stylemaster Potion in the next tourney, you may upgrade it to a standard bonus potion that can be used on anyone.

Same Number Prize: If your warrior has the same OE and AL as favorite rhythm (for example MOD/MOD or VL/VL) you can opt to add or subtract 1-4 points (at random) to either OE or AL.

Mode Potion: You can choose to use this potion on Damage, Offensive Effort, Activity Level or any Skill Area. This warrior instantly gets the mode value of whatever attribute you use it on (for that Style).

A Spot on the Tournament Championship Commission: You'll work with the Gladiatorial Commission to design a new TC prize (or revamp an existing one). After balancing, that prize will be offered sometime in the next year. Who knows, you could design the next Super Team or Evil Twin prizes!

Max SZ Potion: Raise your SZ to 25 for a total of 6 months! This warrior is not Eligible for tournaments while he has SZ 25. (Severe penalties if caught trying to enter him.)

Fantasy Primus: You put together your all-star team line-up of 5 Primus warriors for the next Tourney. (They don't have to be your warriors) If those 5 warriors can string together 35 wins total, you get 2 Favorites Knowledge Potions!

Bloodgames T-Shirt or NFT: You don't get one for winning Bloodgames anymore, but we'll make you one for winning the King of Primus!
Alternatively, you could get it as an NFT instead of a shirt!

Investment Prize: Think you'll do better in the next KOP? Well, you get nothing during this KOP Prize Draft. But you automatically get 2 of whatever consolation prize you win in the next KOP!

Grudge Match Coupon: Initiate a bonus grudge match at the next FtF!

"Sandy, These Roll-Ups Suck" prize! -- At the next FtF, after you buy your roll-ups, you may return 3 of them you don't like and Sandy will give you 3 roll-ups of her choosing.

Priority FtF Printing -- At the next FtF, RSI will set it up so that your fights will come out of the printer among the first!

- A Primus warrior is defined as any warrior currently running in Primus. Some prizes have additional limitations as listed.
- Generally speaking, bonus prizes can't be used to create an out of bounds warrior. Favorites modification prizes can be out of bounds (for the style) as long as the warrior is aleady Primus or Contender eligible. Prizes which affect skill or attribute levels may not be added after a freeze and before a tournament.


KOP STORE
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10 Points -- Papa Bear Tribute Potion: Adds +1 Attack to the base of the warrior of your choosing. Can't be used to create an out of bounds warrior. Limit 1.

8 Points -- -1 Learned Primus Skill: Add -1 Learned Skill (Your choice) of your choice to a warrior of your choosing.

6 Points -- +1 Learned Primus Skill: Add +1 Learned Skill of your choice to a warrior of your choosing. Can't be used in the time period after the freeze but before a tourney.

6 Points -- -1 Stat Train: Add -1 Stat Train to a warrior of your choosing.

5 Points -- +1 Stat Train: Add +1 Stat Train to a warrior of your choosing. Can't be used in a time period after the freeze but before a tourney.

5 Points -- 1/2 Favorites Knowledge: Get your favorite OE or AL of any Primus warrior!

3 Points -- Grudge Match Coupon: Inititate an extra grudge match at the next FtF!

1 Point -- 1 Free Name Change!

1 Point -- RSI Pencil

Our Former Kings of Primus
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2010: Manager
2012: The Dark One
2014: Papa Bear
2016: TUM
2018: Papa Bear
2020: Doc Steele
2022: ???
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I am in!

Roster to follow before start.
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Assurnasirbanipal

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WS - Hansel (18-588)
BA - Lord Lightspeed (18-1308)
AB - Josh (18-9109)
PL - Leak (72-7886)

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WOW! Forums are really broken! That really was Assur that posted that, not Bubba.
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Noooooooo!
Yet another fine event to add to the docket?
When, when, will I ever stop adding?

Maybe I will get a new name like Assurbubba did?

Doggone it, Managerr, I am in.

Team to be announced later if I can find any of the old lazy curmudgeons.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I’m in

Khristopher 27-3567 (TP)
Khylar 36-4613 (PL)
Domination 46-3177 (LU)
Dang Len 62-4694 (AB)
Kharma 20-3112 (PS)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I am in!

My team roster will follow once I have seen how they all rank on their return to the arena.

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I'm In:

ISSUS (25-1745) WS * RC Selection
UNGNOME SOLDIER (32-5933) LU
S.N.A.F.U. (32-6523) SL
MAJ SNAFU (32-6516) TP
DOMINATUS NON VIZ (32-6347) AB

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I'm In:

HANGMAN (23-1076) TP * RC Selection
BRAK (57-3163) SL
DANGEROUS (32-1843) PR
NICK SEAFORT (21-7513) LU
BARON BLOOD (25-1396) WS

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I'm in Smile

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Cardinal Biggles [62-1229] WS *RC
Terror [2-2021] LU
Surprise [62-2204] TP
Ruthless [62-2250] SL

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I’m in

Khristopher 27-3567 (TP)
Khylar 36-4613 (PL)
Domination 46-3177 (LU)
Dang Len 62-4694 (AB)
Kharma 20-3112 (PS)


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ThePope wrote:
I'm in Smile

The Rabbit [56-2960] AB
Cardinal Biggles [62-1229] WS
Terror [2-2021] LU
Surprise [62-2204] TP *RC
Ruthless [62-2250] SL


Changing royal court.

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I'm in. Roster to be announced.

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I'm in. Roster to follow.

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Posting for Boss Rat that he's in. (and so I remember)
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