The “This is not a Beauty Pageant” Tournament Round 5-6

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Round 1
Round 2Round 3-4 • Round 5-6 • Round 7-8

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Round 5

Who would win in a fight between Fairsky and Moon Knight?

Characters
FAIRSKY
In-game name: Fairsky (晴天 qíng tiān)
Race: Human; Class: Thief
In short: She is initially a spoiled rich girl who used her money to get whatever she wanted. She later joins Infinite City and falls in love with Sunshine, a self-aware NPC. She is good at trickery and knows how to use knives and kunai daggers.
THE MOON KNIGHT
“Hmph!” Real name: ???
Age: 20+
Hair color: Indigo; Eye colour: Violet
Widely regarded as: A famous loner and narcissist.
The Moon Knight is one of the more tragic member of the “cruel, cold-hearted” faction. Since he need to keep his chin up permanently to create an haughty image, his neck muscles have stiffen to the point that he could not lower his head anymore. This can be a problem if he accidentally dropped some items or when he want to kiss his girlfriend. As a result, he could only woo girls who are at least 180cm tall and wear high heels. His primary weapon is a whip and he has very quick speed.

Round 6

Who would win in a fight between Sunshine and Leaf Knight?

Characters
SUNSHINE
Name: Lantis Illyushin (aka Sunshine)
Race: Humanoid NPC; Class: Mage
In short: Sunshine is Prince’s pet self-aware NPC. He is a powerful magician, capable of spells such as Arcane Missiles and Piercing Wind.
THE LEAF KNIGHT
“Sun, are you really all right? Does it hurt? Do you need help? Are you sure?” Real name: ???
Age: 20+
Hair color: Green; Eye color: Gray-green
Widely regarded as: A truly nice guy.
Yet another member of the “good, warm-hearted” faction, the Leaf Knight is a genuinely good-hearted person. He turns into a genuinely scary person, however, when you put a bow in his hands. According to Sun, Leaf can fire five arrows in ten seconds, with all of them hitting the bull’s eye. He can also run, leap, sing a song, turn his head to look at a hot babe, and turn the enemy into a hedgehog with his arrows, all at the same time.He specializes in ranged attacks, and his weapon is the Divine Leaf Bow.
Tournament and Contest Rules

Tournament Rules:

  1. In a comment, state who you think would win and why. You must give a solid reason in order for your vote to be counted (not X is hotter than Y). Remember, this is a fighting tournament not a beauty pageant!
  2. One clear winner only. No ties.
  3. One vote per person.
  4. At the end of the month we’ll count up all votes and announce the winner at the start of the next match. Winners will proceed to the next round of the tournament.
  5. The tournament takes place much like the Adventurers’ Tournament, in a stadium filled with spectators, with no outside interference allowed. The match ends by concession or death.

Writing Competition:

We are having an additional writing competition on top of the tournament. This will be separate from the monthly competitions we have in the forum and the challenge will be the same every time:

In no more than 2000 words, write a scene for how this month’s match would go.

For example, write what would happen if Prince and Sun fought. What techniques would they use and how would they counter? This can be a pure fight scene, or it can include dialogue. How it proceeds is all up to you! Ties are allowed. A writing competition entry is seperate from the tournament and will have no effect on the the tournament’s outcome. You will have to vote in the tournament separately.

PR! Staff will vote on the winner based how which entry is the most realistic/has the most chance for coming true. The winner will receive a chapter preview for the series of their choice.

To enter, email your writing to admin@princerevolution.org! The deadline for Rounds 3 and 4 is February 29th.

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Update: February 2012 – Contest Winners, Android App, and Translations

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February 2012 Chapters
  1. ½ Prince V6C6: The NPC Revolt
  2. ½ Prince V6C7: The Day Before Setting Off
  3. The Legend of Sun Knight V3C3: “Start the Adventure”
  4. The Legend of Sun Knight V3C4: “The Mandatory Antagonist for an Adventure - A Cool and Handsome Character”

Hey guys!

First and foremost, the next two rounds of the tournament will be posted in a seperate post in a couple of days. In the mean time we have a few important pieces of news.

1. Our staff have voted and we’re happy to announce the winners of the Tournament Rounds 1 and 2 writing contests! For Round 1, Prince vs Sun Knight, we have Munch and Round 2, Ming Huang vs Blaze Knight, is Saddistic_Me. You can check out their entries here. Thanks to everyone who entered!

2. PR! officially has an android app! The features include: Alerts when a novel gets updated, turn novel images on/off, turn text zoom on/off, cache chapters for off-line reading, save chapters to phones memory or SD card, saves position in chapters, and download a whole volume at once. Many thanks to Andy for making it, and you can find it here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.andytank.princereader.

3. As we start to approach the end of 1/2 Prince, we’re considering – considering – translating novels from other languages into English. This, of course, will depend entirely on whether we can find other translators who are interested in working with us. In particular we’re thinking of picking up Id, aka The Greatest Fantasy Fusion (you can find the manwa here. Some of the novel was translated here, but they seemed to have dropped it about a year ago). So we pose the question:  Are there any Korean translators who would be interested in helping us out? If so, please contact us at admin@princerevolution.org. If there’s anyone else who knows of a book in a different language they’d like to see translated, let us know! (Any books MUST not already have an official English translation.)

Update: (To clear any confusion) We still plan on translating more of Yu Wo’s works! We’re just looking into some other things to work on as well =]

-S.R.

Update: January 2012 – Tournament Round 3-4

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Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to 2012!

Unfortunately, after some deliberation we decided to take a month’s break from translating, so there will be no chapters this month (For one, we did 6 chapters last month, and two, I personally have a concussion at the moment which makes editing of any sort rather difficult). However, to make up for that, starting in February we’re going to start churning chapters out at a faster rate!

Sorry for the late news, and enjoy the next few rounds of the tournament! (We’ll announce the fanfiction contest winners later this month.)

-S.R.

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Round 3

Who would win in a fight between Lolidragon and Storm Knight?

Characters
LOLIDRAGON
Name: Lolidragon (小龙女 prn. xiăo lóng nǚ)
Race: Elf; Class: Thief
In short: A great and unscrupulous beauty. She is a hidden GM and a walking Second Life encyclopedia. Is aware of Prince’s true identity.
Lolidragon is a hidden GM in Second Life and is the only person in Odd Squad who knows about Prince’s real gender and identity, being the GM who helped Feng Lan create her character. She is often described as a great beauty, but beneath her looks lurks a pervert who has no qualms about attacking Prince’s virtue. She is also a notorious spendthrift.

Although Lolidragon often appears to be rather irresponsible and flighty, she often plays the role of an elder sister or mentor to Prince, and watches out for the latter quite frequently. She initially posed as Prince’s wife in order to deter other female players from approaching or harassing Prince, but the two of them dropped this pretense when the ploy failed to deter Rose and Fairsky from pursuing Prince romantically.

Intially, Lolidragon considered herself to be a more experienced – and hence superior – player compared to Prince. However, she quickly realized that Prince’s unconventional fighting style and innovativeness, both of which stemmed from the latter’s unfamiliarity with regular methods of gameplay, allowed him to exploit Second Life‘s 99% realism to the fullest. As such, Lolidragon’s fighting style also grew more and more unconventional, using moves such as Chun Li’s Helicopter Kick and abilities such as Burrowing.

At the conclusion of the Adventurers’ Tournament, Lolidragon snatched victory from Dark Emperor by stomping Feng Wu Qing to death. Since then, the two of them have been at loggerheads.

It should be noted that Lolidragon’s in-game name literally means “Little Dragon Girl” and is a reference to a character of the same name from Jin Yong’s The Return of the Condor Heroes.

THE STORM KNIGHT
“More reports to write again…” Real name: ???
Age: 20+
Hair color: Blue (dyed); Eye color: Green
Widely regarded as: A carefree, footloose charmer, the knight-representative of “freedom”.
One of the members of the “good, warm-hearted” faction, the Storm Knight is, unfortunately enough for him, one of Sun’s subordinates.He may be the knight-representative of “freedom” and hence able to skip meetings on a regular basis, but for that very reason, most of the work – especially Sun’s – usually gets pushed onto him.

Also, despite the Storm Knight’s reputation as a flirt, this particular Storm Knight seems to still be a virgin…

 

Round 4

Who would win in a fight between Nan Gong Zui and The Son of the God of War?

Characters
NAN GONG ZUI
Name: Nan Gong Zui
Race: Human; Class: Warrior
In short: The general of Infinite Hamlet, captain of Righteous Blades. A very loyal and protective man, who is also skilled at a leader and warrior.
THE SON OF THE GOD OF WAR
Real name: Mike
Age: 20+
Hair color: Black; Eye color: Black
Widely regarded as: One of the strongest warriors in the world, very strong and agile and a master swordsman.
Tournament and Contest Rules

Tournament Rules:

  1. In a comment, state who you think would win and why. You must give a solid reason in order for your vote to be counted (not X is hotter than Y). Remember, this is a fighting tournament not a beauty pageant!
  2. One clear winner only. No ties.
  3. One vote per person.
  4. At the end of the month we’ll count up all votes and announce the winner at the start of the next match. Winners will proceed to the next round of the tournament.
  5. The tournament takes place much like the Adventurers’ Tournament, in a stadium filled with spectators, with no outside interference allowed. The match ends by concession or death.

Writing Competition:

We are having an additional writing competition on top of the tournament. This will be separate from the monthly competitions we have in the forum and the challenge will be the same every time:

In no more than 2000 words, write a scene for how this month’s match would go.

For example, write what would happen if Prince and Sun fought. What techniques would they use and how would they counter? This can be a pure fight scene, or it can include dialogue. How it proceeds is all up to you! Ties are allowed. A writing competition entry is seperate from the tournament and will have no effect on the the tournament’s outcome. You will have to vote in the tournament separately.

PR! Staff will vote on the winner based how which entry is the most realistic/has the most chance for coming true. The winner will receive a chapter preview for the series of their choice.

To enter, email your writing to admin@princerevolution.org! The deadline for Rounds 3 and 4 is January 31st.

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½ Prince V6C5: Special Training!

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½ Prince Volume 6: The Great NPC Revolt

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 5: Special Training! – translated by zoNa

The self-aware NPCs indeed created a huge uproar, but the players’ reactions far surpassed our expectations. After the Second Life Company had announced the truth about the situation, the originally irritated players calmed down. Learning that the Overlords of the five continents wanted to work together to attack the Northern Continent and beat the Dictator of Life, few were afraid and many volunteered to join the war against the NPCs.

“Do these people have nothing better to do?” I stood majestically on the balcony of the castle, looking down at the square of Infinite City which was filled almost to the bursting point with volunteer soldiers. I was really bothered. I had thought that many would worry about losing their characters and would refuse to join this war, so why did this turn out to be quite the opposite?

“This is actually very understandable,” Wicked said. “Second Life has millions of players. Taking into account the annihilated players from the Northern Continent, there would still be ¾ of the total player population left. This war is related to Second Life’s survival, and the scale of this particular event is inconceivable. To all of them, the chance of being able to participate in such an event is close to zero.” Continued

Update: December 2011 – Tournament Round 2

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December 2011 Chapters
  1. ½ Prince V6C3: Divine Beast
  2. The Legend of Sun Knight V3Prologue: The Seal of the Sword on the Knight
  3. ½ Prince V6C4: Celestial’s Reappearance
  4. ½ Prince V6C5: Special Training!
  5. The Legend of Sun Knight V3C1: “A Missing Princess”
  6. The Legend of Sun Knight V3C2: “Form an Adventurer Team”

Thanks to everyone for a great Round 1 of The “This is Not a Beauty Pageant” Tournament! Sun Knight won about 2:1, so he’ll be moving on to the Preliminaries Stage 2. Remember, the writing contest is still open until the end of December, and you have a chance to win again with this month’s round, which will also end in December!

But more importantly, this month we’ve got a surprise for you: to celebrate the holidays we’re releasing six chapters, three for each series!

Happy reading~

-S.R.

 

Round 2

Who would win in a fight between Ming Huang and Blaze Knight?

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Characters
MING HUANG
Name: Ming Huang (明皇 prn. míng huáng)
Race: Human; Class: Mage
In short: Wicked’s brash and arrogant younger brother. Despite his effeminate looks, he is a mage of considerable power.
A very feminine-looking and hot-headed fellow, Ming Huang bears a grudge against Prince when the latter mistakes him for a girl, thus sparking their first conflict. Interestingly enough, he seems to swear more violently than any other character. He is also Wicked’s younger brother in real life. As a mage, Ming Huang specializes in lightning-type magic, which is particularly destructive.
THE BLAZE KNIGHT
“Sun!” Real name: ???
Age: 20+
Hair color: Red; Eye colour: Amber
Widely regarded as: A person with fiery red hair with a temper to match, and who worships the Sun Knight.
A member of the “good, warm-hearted” faction, Blaze is one of the rare members whose real personality matched the Blaze Knight persona. He is a strong swordsman who also specializes in purifying flames that could cleanse the spirit.
Tournament and Contest Rules

Tournament Rules:

  1. In a comment, state who you think would win and why. You must give a solid reason in order for your vote to be counted (not X is hotter than Y). Remember, this is a fighting tournament not a beauty pageant!
  2. One clear winner only. No ties.
  3. One vote per person.
  4. At the end of the month we’ll count up all votes and announce the winner at the start of the next match. Winners will proceed to the next round of the tournament.
  5. The tournament takes place much like the Adventurers’ Tournament, in a stadium filled with spectators, with no outside interference allowed. The match ends by concession or death.

Writing Competition:

We are having an additional writing competition on top of the tournament. This will be separate from the monthly competitions we have in the forum and the challenge will be the same every time:

In no more than 2000 words, write a scene for how this month’s match would go.

For example, write what would happen if Prince and Sun fought. What techniques would they use and how would they counter? This can be a pure fight scene, or it can include dialogue. How it proceeds is all up to you! Ties are allowed. A writing competition entry is seperate from the tournament and will have no effect on the the tournament’s outcome. You will have to vote in the tournament separately.

PR! Staff will vote on the winner based how which entry is the most realistic/has the most chance for coming true. The winner will receive a chapter preview for the series of their choice.

To enter, email your writing to admin@princerevolution.org! The deadline for Ming Huang vs Blaze Knight is December 31st.

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