14 nov. 2017

#8 Scorpus Vs Flamma & Astivus [MUNERA]



Los tres gladiadores hicieron su entrada en la arena entre el murmullo del público, que seguía comentando el combate anterior.
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The three gladiators made their way into the arena amidst the murmur of the audience, who continued commenting the previous fight.


Los combatientes se colocaron en sus puestos. El retiarius en lo alto de la plataforma y un secutor a cada lado. Solo cuando sonaron las trompetas pareció darse cuenta el público de que un nuevo grupo de gladiadores se encontraba ya en la arena, y el anfiteatro enmudeció justo antes de que comenzase el combate.
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The fighters placed in their posts. The retiarius on top of the platform and a secutor on each side. Only when the trumpets sounded did the public realize that a new group of gladiators was already in the arena, and the amphitheater fell silent just before the bout began.
 


Los secutores comienzan a subir por la plataforma. Scorpus se mantiene alerta.
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The secutors begin to climb the platform. Scorpus stays alert.



Scorpus coloca la red sobre la rampa y cuando Astivus la pisa...
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Scorpus places the net on the ramp and when Astivus steps on it...



...da un rápido tirón y el secutor acaba en el suelo.
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... gives a quick jerk and the secutor ends up on the floor.



Flamma aprovecha el momento para ascender por la plataforma. Scorpus le lanza una piedra pero la bloquea con el escudo.
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Flamma uses the moment to ascend the platform. Scorpus throws a stone but blocks it with the shield.



El secutor se lanza sobre el retiario...
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The secutor is attacks on the retiarius...



...pero desde la ventaja de su posición, Scorpus le rechaza fácilmente.
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...but, from the advantage of his position, Scorpus repulse him easily.



Los secutores inician de nuevo el ataque, esta vez más sincronizados. Scorpus arroja una nueva roca Flamma, pero falla el tiro.
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The secutores start the attack again, this time more synchronized. Scorpus throws a new rock to Flamma, but the shot fails.



Para evitar ser atrapado entre dos frentes, Scorpus se lanza sobre Astivus...
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To avoid being caught between two fronts, Scorpus attacks Astivus...



...y logra empujarle. Pero Flama a aprovechado el momento para avanzar y Scorpus regresa rápidamente para enfrentarse con el secutor en lo alto de la plataforma.
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... and manages to push him. But Flama has seized the moment to advance and Scorpus returns quickly to face the secutor on the top of the platform.



A tan corta distancia, Scorpus usa su puñal y de un rápido movimiento provoca un corte en el pecho del secutor, para acto seguido empujarle de la plataforma.
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At such a short distance, Scorpus uses his dagger and with a quick movement causes a cut in the chest of the secutor, to then push him off the platform.



Mientras Flamma se recupera, Astivus tiene que hacer frente a una lluvia de piedras.
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Whilst Flamma recovers, Astivus has to face a rain of stones.
 


Astivus se adelanta, para desesperación de Flamma, que sabe que un ataque coordinado es mucho más efectivo.
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Astivus steps forward, to Flamma's desperation, who knows that a coordinated attack is much more effective.
 


Scorpus repite la jugada y ataca a Astivus antes de que los dos secutores se acerquen demasiado...
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Scorpus repeats the play and attacks Astivus before the two secutores get too close...



... pero con una férrea defensa, Astivus hace retroceder a Scorpus...
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...but with a strong defense, Astivus pushes back Scorpus...



...y contraataca rápidamente. Scorpus se defiende con dificultad...
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...and quickly counterattacks. Scorpus defends with difficulty...



...pero la situación se vuelve insostenible cuando Flamma le ataca desde el otro lado. A Scorpus solo le queda una opción...
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...but the situation becomes untenable when Flamma attacks from the other side. Scorpus has only one option left...



Salta de la plataforma y se rinde. El árbitro detiene inmediatamente el combate.
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Jumps off the platform and surrender. The referee immediately stops the fight.



¡¡Flamma y Astivus son los vencedores!!
Scorpus queda a merced de la voluntad del público y del editor. Indicad si deseáis que viva o muera!
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 Flamma and Astivus are the winners!
Scorpus is now at the mercy of the will of the public and the editor. State if you want him to live or die!




Y estos son los resultados de las apuestas, así como el total de sestercios obtenidos por cada jugador durante el primer día de juegos:
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And these are the results of the bets, as well as the total sesterces obtained by each player during the first day of games:


El ganador indiscutible es... Nic Wright!! 
Y eso quiere decir que el premio pasa al segundo puesto, que es... Tonijor!!

Enhorabuena a los ganadores y muchas gracias a todos por participar. En la próxima entrada revelaremos el destino de Scorpus y una pequeña sorpresa que tengo guardada...
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The undisputed winner is... Nic Wright !!
And that means that the prize goes to second place, which is... Tonijor !!

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to everyone for participating. In the next post we will reveal the fate of Scorpus and a little surprise that I have...



Nos vemos!

10 nov. 2017

#7 Missus! [MUNERA]

Obviamente, Crixus fue perdonado y ambos gladiadores abandonaron la arena por su propio pie. Algunos espectadores incluso comenzaron a pedir la rudis para Crixus y el editor lanzó una inquisitiva mirada a su amigo... pero solo para disfrutar con la cara de pánico que puso el lanista ante la idea de perder a su mejor gladiador. Aunque un hecho así haría que se hablase de los juegos y su generosidad durante décadas, el precio que su amigo le había cobrado por los gladiadores había sido un auténtico favor... y el sabía devolver favor por favor. Crixus volvería a combatir otro día.
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Obviously, Crixus was given missus and both gladiators left the arena by their own feet. Some spectators even started asking for the rudis for Crixus and the editor gave an inquisitive look to his friend... but only to enjoy the panicked face of the lanista, considering the idea of losing his best gladiator. Although such a fact would make people talk about the games and his generosity for decades, the price that his friend had charged him for the gladiators had been a real favor... and he knew how to return favor. Crixus would fight again another day.


Sin duda, este habría sido un gran broche final para sus juegos, pero aún quedaba un último combate. Difícilmente podrá igualar la emoción y tensión del combate entre el thraex y el murmillo, pero una lucha por el puente entre un retiarius y dos secutores no es tampoco algo que se vea todos los días... 
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Undoubtedly, this would have been a great finishing touch for his games, but there was still one last bout. It can hardly match the emotion and tension of the battle between the thraex and the murmillo, but a fight for the pontoon between a retiarius and two secutores is not something that you see every day...


Pido disculpas de nuevo por no haber publicado ya el resultado del último combate... Nic va en cabeza, pero dado que es el autor del juego, en caso de que gane cederá el premio al segundo clasificado. Así que aún no está nada decidido! El segundo puesto está muy reñido... y el estado de las apuestas es el siguiente: 
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I apologize again for not having already published the result of the last match... Nic is in lead, but, as he is the author of the game, in case he wins he will give the prize to the second classified. So nothing is decided yet! The second place is very contested... and the status of the next bet is as follows:


La victoria de Scorpus se pagará a 3,8 a 1 y la de Flama y Astivus 1,36 a 1. No voy a publicar esta vez la apuesta que ha hecho cada uno en el combate. Así mantendremos un poco la incertidumbre, porque ya os digo que aún no hay nada decidido!  
El lunes conoceremos quién es el ganador del primer día de combates!! 
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The victory of Scorpus will be paid to 3.8 to 1 and Flama and Astivus victory 1.36 to 1. This time, I will not post the bet that each one has made in the fight. That way we'll keep uncertainty a little, because I'm telling you that nothing has been decided yet!
On Monday we will know who is the winner of the first day of games!



Nos vemos!

30 oct. 2017

#7 Hermes Vs Crixus (english) [MUNERA]

I reiterate my apologies for the stop with the posts. It's been a very hard week at work ... :(



Here we go!



The most anticipated bout of the day is about to begin!





Hermes pounces on crixus, who throws sand at his face with his foot. Hermes has to cover himself with the shield and his attack fails. The public booed Crixus.









With rage because of Crixus's dirty trick, Hermes tries a special move to lacerate the murmillo. Crixus blocks the attack with the shield, but is pushed back. The audience applauds Hermes' ability.





Crixus recovers the initiative and advances to attack Hermes, but the thraex keeps the distance waiting for an opportunity of attack.







Hermes advances and makes an oblique attack, trying to reach the clavicle of his adversary. But Crixus nullifies the attack with a spectacular blockade that puts the public on foot!




Hermes attacks again, but Crixus retreats.





Hermes attacks Crixus, who dodges the attack but is pushed and must yield ground.




Crixus rush against Hermes, but he steps aside and trips her.




Crixus ends up on the floor.




The Thracian attacks Crixus but, even from the ground, he manages to defend and roll away.




Hermes relaxes the pressure on Crixus and allows him to get up. Crixus attacks Hermes and tries to destabilize him with a kick, but the Thracian is faster and causes him a cut with his sica.




The audience applauds Hermes's attack and he, emboldened, makes a powerful blow against the murmillo... but the veteran and reflexes of Crixus allow him to cut the thraex in the arm with his gladius. The public enthusiastically applauds the new bloodshed.




None of the gladiators is willing to give in and both attack again. The shock is fierce and Crixus ends on the floor again...




But even in this position, the veteran gladiator is able to block the attacks of the thraex.




Crixus tries to get up but Hermes knocks him down again and manages to cut him again with his sica.



The fight goes on and it seems that the youth of Hermes is being imposed on the veterany of Crixus, who seems that his strength i failing. A new shock and Crixus is knocked down once again.




But Hermes also begins to be affected by tiredness and is not able to seize the opportunity. Crixus gets to his feet.




New clash of shields and swords. Both gladiators show obvious signs of fatigue. Hermes manages to cut Crixus's thigh.

The gladiators make several blows without causing damage, their arms begin to suffer the effects of the prolonged combat. But the crowd applauds the effort of the fighters.




Taking strength from where there are none, Crixus rush on Hermes and the strong clash throws the thraex to the ground ...




... from where it tries a blow on the legs of the murmillo, but Crixus manages to block it.

Hermes incorporates, and Crixux takes the oportunity to make a cut on thraex´s arm.


Gathering his last forces, Hermes attacks on Crixus catching him off guard. The murmillo falls back and covers with the shield, but the Thracian strikes him with all his body and Crixus ends up on the ground.

Hermes can barely stand. With his last energies, he lets himself down on the exhausted murmillo, striking his abdomen with his parmula, and leaving Crixus without air.

Crixus is lying in the sand, unable to move. Hermes crawls over Crixus's body and places his sica in the throat of the murmillo. The referees stop the match and declare Hermes as winner. The audience explodes in an ovation like never before, chanting the name of Hermes, but also the one of Crixus.

The ovation lasts several minutes and in that time the gladiators manage to catch their breath. Crixus drops his weapon, kneels next to Hermes and raises his hand to request ... death? In a last act of courage (or perhaps an studied action) Crixus does not ask for forgiveness, but death, and this gesture unleashes the madness in the stands, where only a single and thundering voice is heard ... MISSUS!

The results of the bets after this intense fight:



Nos vemos!