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Old 06/21/2018   #391
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^feel for
raindrops
falling out
of the sky
as i slide
these hefty
bills
into your palm

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Old 06/21/2018   #392
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Default Battle Post - ROUND 1-10

Round 1-10

Your Teams...



InterfaceLeader*
Channy
Fancy
Ergo




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Your Champions...

VS


The Location...


Icicle Inn

Deputy Mayor Hart - An underling of Mayor Domino who will give you the Mayor’s password for enough cash...
Are you ready Team Chocobo?


Shinra Manager - An employee of the Shinra Electric Power Company who has little patience for the riff-raff that are usually on the last train…
Are you ready Team Moogle?


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*I went ahead and rolled you into a team, but it's no big deal if you don't get a chance to post! I figured this would be better rather than risk having you miss an entire weekend. <3

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Old 06/21/2018   #393
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OMG my favourite NPC!!

We don't know much about the Shinra manager's fighting style, but we do know that he has balls and then some. He stands by what he believes in:

You... you've seen the news, right? AVALANCHE says there'll be more bombings.
Only devoted employees like me would go to Midgar on a day like today.
He calls it like he sees it:

Barret
You say sumthin'? I said, 'you say sumthin'!? Yo, look at that!! It got empty alluva sudden. What's goin' on?

The manager jumps.

Shinra Manager
DAMN!! I... it's empty because of... g, guys like you...
And he stands his ground, refusing to be intimidated by a huge man with a gun for an arm:

I won't give in to violence... and I'm not giving up my seat either!
Shinra Manager isn't going down without a fight, that's for sure.
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Old 06/21/2018   #394
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Hmm I'm not so certain about that.
It's less "I'm not going down without a fight" and more "I'm too afraid to fight for what I believe in"

Assistant Hart however at least knows what it is to help others.

"As a public servant, it's my job to serve the needs of the people."

He may be a fickle man out to make a few Gil but he knows that shinra is evil and helps cloud and co to stick it where it hurts.

What does the shinra manager do except cower in fear and pray that he doesn't get shot?
Does he set off the alarm to alert his employers of these dangerous looking people? No he merely sits and watches it all happen while toting a line about being such a diligent employee.
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Old 06/21/2018   #395
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When saying goodbye to the crew Hart's last words are "If you run into President Shinra please don't tell him about this. I can't be a partner to anymore trouble for Shinra." This man was bought by the Shin-Ra a long time ago, clinging to the pathetic form his job as Deputy Major has taken because he can't do any better.

Even someone like the manager, a man that still has hopes and ambitions, is probably an intimidating presence for him.
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Old 06/21/2018   #396
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SHITE STARTED FROM RIGHT UNDER MY NOSE...AGAIN!!

Let the record show that the battle phase of Round 1-10 was initiated by Team Moogle on 21 June, 19:51 GMT.

All players have until...
23 June, 19:51 GMT
...to sway their spectators.

Here's a link to a time zone converter in case anyone needs it.

Best of luck and welcome back!!

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Old 06/21/2018   #397
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I'm not sure how you got, "I'm too afraid to fight for what I believe in," from "I won't give in to violence... and I'm not giving up my seat either." Shinra Manager is openly defying Barret, despite the possibility that he may end up with a bullet through his forehead. That's not the action of a fearful man. The other passengers fled from the carriage when Barret and his 'hoodlums' appear, but not our Shinra manager. He's a decent man who will never be the first to raise his fist in anger - but he won't shrivel in the face of violence, either.
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Old 06/21/2018   #398
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Oh, yes! The Shinra manager is a very diligent employee, indeed! He demonstrates that he’s unfailingly loyal to Shinra and is a man who values order and rules. It’s why the likes of Barret displease him. So, surely, he would be the sort to recognise and respect the office rankings within the Shinra company, yes? So he would know that the Deputy Mayor holds rank above him.

Luckily for the manager, Deputy Mayor Hart is no fan of violence either. Hart would only need to demand that the manager surrender the match lest he lose his job. The manager—who never cared for fighting anyway and just wants to get to work and do his job and pay his taxes—would agree without hesitation!
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Old 06/22/2018   #399
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That would be the same Deputy Hart who corruptly assists known terrorists in ransacking Midgar's library of knowledge, then pleads, "If you run into President Shinra please don't tell him about this. I can't be a partner to any more trouble for Shinra." The same Hart who claims, "As a public servant, it's my job to serve the needs of the people" and then asks you to fork over 2000 gil before he'll help you. Hart's interested in one thing only, and that's money.

I'm not convinced Hart outranks our Shinra Manager. Hart is merely Domino's assistant. In any case, while our Manager is definitely a loyal company man, he's no pushover (as we've seen) and he has his pride. He's angered and humiliated at being forced to stay in a broom cupboard during a business trip to Junon. He goes to work the day after a major terrorist incident, when no one would have blamed him for staying home. In short, he's feisty - and unlike Hart, he has principles.
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Old 06/22/2018   #400
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Hart knows how to hustle and the man shouldn't be shamed for it! He has his eyes on the prize, all right, and it's clear that he ain't afraid to get a little shady, maybe even a little dirty to grab it. Who has time for niceties and principles in the midst of a smackdown? You betcha, Hart will use the stuffy disposition of the manager to his advantage. Whilst the manager may be outraged to find himself in Icicle Inn and, thus, so very far away from his beloved company, Hart's surely relieved to be away from the corporation and won't break a sweat. Oi, and do you see that little get up Hart is wearing there?? What is that?? A robe reminiscent of those worn by many martial artists?





I guess he will be breaking a sweat drop kicking that uptight manager!

OH and whilst I'm here...



Friendly reminder to players that as of the 22 June, 19:52 GMT, you have less than 24 hours to sway Spectators.

Here's a link to a time zone converter in case anyone needs it.

Keep on keepiní on!

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Old 06/22/2018   #401
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Shinra Manager slips Hart a couple of thousand gil and Hart throws the match. Shinra Manager maintains his honour, Hart fattens his bank balance: they both get what they want.

You know it could happen that way... If the Shinra Manager weren't too honourable to cheat his way to victory.
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Old 06/23/2018   #402
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the shinra manager
a man of
honour
sacrifice
loyalty
preparation
pockets armed with
pepper spray, d e t e r m i n a t i o n
in his eyes
vision 20/20
unlike aging mayor hart's fading
visual and
auditory senses
disintegrating like his
bones and
integrity
we all know that
the one who is
virtuous
(and young
with vigour)
shall stand
in victory

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Old 06/23/2018   #403
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I think we're forgetting one very important fact here. This fight is taking place in icicle inn. This match doesn't go to whoever can fight, it goes to whoever can fight in the snow.

Shinra Manager is a Midgar man through and though. Yes, he does go to Junon, but let's be honest, even that is something of an ordeal for him. He likes comfort, he likes respect, he likes people to follow the rules. Put him somewhere where people throw snowballs and go sledging for fun, somewhere where Shinra presence barely touches, and he'll be so far out of his comfort zone that nothing else will matter. Oh, he'll bluster 'you can't touch me, I'm a Shinra Manager!' and the like, but he's got no bite behind his bark.

Meanwhile the Deputy Mayor looks far more well travelled. He's older, but he's not old. In fact, he's in that sweet spot where vigour and strength is undiminished, but he has a wealth of experience to draw upon.

And as Fancy astutely observed, he sports the clothes of a martial artist, suggesting he's had at least some training. He's less rigid about following 'the rules'. He's not afraid to ask Avalanche for money, something that shows guts considering they're known terrorists sporting giant-ass swords and guns. He spends most of his time in a library filled with books about science, weaponry, urban planning and space travel. We can assume he's pretty well read, and will have no difficulty adapting to the situation he finds himself.

Plus he bears to loyalty to Shina, indeed he even carries a certain amount of resentment. He'll leap upon this opportunity to express all that frustration and long-standing bitterness -- he'll be on Shinra Manager before the Manager even works out what's going on.
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Old 06/23/2018   #404
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"Meanwhile the Deputy Mayor looks far more well travelled."

Ha ha ha ha.... Oh wait, that wasn't a joke?

Not only has the deputy mayor never left Midgar, it's been years since he left the Shinra library. Hart is the ultimate bookworm.

Icicle Inn, like Costa del Sol, is a winter sports holiday village. And you know who goes on holiday? Ordinary men and women in paid employment, like the Shinra Manager. We know he's well travelled, and if he likes his comforts then Icicle Inn, their world's equivalent of Zermatt or Banff, is precisely the place he'd enjoy for a little down time.

And finally,
"Plus he bears to loyalty to Shina, indeed he even carries a certain amount of resentment." He sounds a bit conflicted. Why would he feel resentment if he's loyal?
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Old 06/23/2018   #405
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Robes of a martial artist? More like he came into work that day in his sleep wear because he is of an age and at the point in his deadend career that he doesn't care about his appearance anymore. Unlike the Shinra manager, who is high enough in the organisational structure that, should the executive branch be eliminated, he might be the next President, Hart doesn't have high enough clearance to even access the floor that houses the Shinra building's gym. It takes steadfast routine to maintain fitness, and that's where the Deputy Major and Shinra Manager's attidute differ the most.
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