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Chapter 2: Immortal Legends

Chapter 2: Immortal Legends


 

Put your skills to the test and rise to the very top of the Jianghu in the brand new Mount Hua Competition! This monthly PvP tournament pits the strongest Xiake of the server against one another in a brutal battle for the ultimate prize - the Heaven-Reliant Sword and the chance to have your name recorded amongst the Immortal Legends of old!


Entering the Competition

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At the beginning of each month, the game system will distribute Invitation Letter to Duel on Hua Mountain Reward Boxes to a set amount of players, based on their status in the official rankings (rankings are found by clicking "More" in the bottom right of your screen, and finding the Ranking icon, as you can see to the right of this text). The distribution of Invitation Letter to Duel on Hua Mountain Reward Boxes is staggered and the amount received varies depending on how highly ranked a player is; check the tables below for more information!


Players can then exchange Invitation Letter to Duel on Hua Mountain Reward Boxes for the specified amount of Sword Discussion Invitations - the points that will determine your entry to the competition. Players with Sword Discussion Invitations will be identified by a small [sword] icon next to their name. These players must then fight to further their invitation count, and climb to the top for a chance to enter the tournament!


There are several methods of obtaining more Sword Discussion Invitations:

  • Dueling other players with Sword Discussion Invitations.
    • If two players have an organised fight in the form of either a sparring contest or a Wulin Assembly duel, and both players have Sword Discussion Invitations, then the winning player will take one Sword Discussion Invitation from the losing player and add it to his/her own.
  • Killing players of opposing morality.
    • Killing a player of an opposing morality can also increase your Sword Discussion Invitation count. For example, if a fighter with an Evil morality were to kill a Righteous player, and the Evil player already had a number of Sword Discussion Invitations, he/she would obtain one more, and the Righteous player would lose one.
  • Random Encounters
    • Certain Random Encounters will appear before players to gift them with Invitation Letter to Duel on Hua Mountain Reward Boxes!

Sword Discussion Invitation Ranking will be available to view in-game as the pre-competition period heats up, showing who has the most Sword Discussion Invitations and their moral alignment!


The Tournament

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The competition will take place on the first Saturday after the 20th of each month, when the top 32 players with the most Sword Discussion Invitations will be paired up and prompted to enter the tournament and teleport to Mount Hua.

 

The duels themselves last for 5 minutes, or until one player dies. Duels are best out of 3 rounds, and if a duel hits the 5 minute mark without death, the player who dealt the most damage will win, if both players dealt equal damage, then the player with the most Sword Discussion Invitations will win.

There will be a 30 second rest period between sets of duels, and participants will have their Life, Internal Power and Parry Endurance recovered automatically at the end and beginning of each duel.

Additionally, players will not be able to use the Qi Drain or Sunflower Manual Internal Skills in the competition, nor will they be allowed to autoparry! The high elevation of Mount Hua also has an effect on their balance and stamina, meaning their Lightness Points will drain faster.

Conditions for disqualification:

  • A potential competitor does not accept the prompt to join the competition.
  • A competitor disconnects during the competition proceedings.
  • A competitor leaves the scene during the competition proceedings.



The Mount Hua Competition is a 32-player single elimination tournament, much like our very own Tournament of Champions! The 32 combatants will be paired based on their total Sword Discussion Invitations, where the player who ranked 1st will fight the player who ranked 32nd, the player who ranked 2nd will fight the player who ranked 31st, and so on. It is also split up into 8 rounds, detailed below.

Preliminary Rounds
Round 1 - 32 players fight for the top 16, losers leave the tournament.
Round 2 - 16 players fight for the top 8, losers leave the tournament.
Round 3 - 8 players fight for the top 4, winners enter the semifinals.
Round 4 - 4 losers of round 3 fight, losers leave the tournament.
Round 5 - both winners of round 4 fight, the winner comes in 5th place.

Semifinals
Round 6 - 4 winners of Round 3 fight, winners enter the Finals.
Round 7 - Losers of Round 6 fight, winner comes in 3rd place, loser comes in 4th place.

Finals
Round 8 - Final match! The winner comes in 1st place, and the loser in 2nd place.

At the end of the competition, the top 5 players will be able to choose their desired title and outfit combination (detailed below) in the order that they placed in!


Prizes

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Combatants in the Mount Hua Competition will be fighting for the greatest martial arts treasure the Jianghu has to offer - the Heaven-Reliant Sword. This unique and incredibly powerful Single Sword is embedded in the top of the mountain, only to be claimed by the truly worthy!

While only the winner of the competition can lay claim to the Heaven-Reliant Sword, the top 5 placed fighters may, in order of 1st to 5th, take a unique outfit and title of their own and become the Eastern Heretic, Western Venom, Southern Emperor, Northern Beggar or Central Divine. Doing so will place their names in the annals of history, and forever mark them as Immortal Legends!

In addition to these grand top prizes, all participants will receive special bound Martial Arts Packs! The full prize distribution can be seen below!

  • 1st Place
    • Heaven-Reliant Sword
  • 1st-5th Place
    • Choice of title & outfit between:
      • Eastern Heretic
      • Western Venom
      • Southern Emperor
      • Northern Beggar
      • Central Divine
  • 2nd-5th Place
    • 3x Swordsmanship Comprehension Martial Arts Pack (sect martial arts)
    • 1x Swordsmanship Comprehension Martial Arts Pack (Jianghu martial arts)
  • 6th-8th Place
    • 3x Swordsmanship Comprehension Martial Arts Pack (sect martial arts)
  • 9th-16th Place
    • 2x Swordsmanship Comprehension Martial Arts Pack (sect martial arts)
  • 17th-32nd Place
    • 1x Swordsmanship Comprehension Martial Arts Pack (sect martial arts)

Swordsmanship Comprehension Martial Arts Pack (sect martial arts) each contain one random level 5 School skill book, and Swordsmanship Comprehension Martial Arts Pack (Jianghu martial arts) each contain one random Jianghu skill book. All rewards are bound.


Spectating

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The Mount Hua Competition is not limited to participants alone - the people of the Jianghu may spectate any match of the tournament! By visiting the Duel on Hua Mountain Administrator NPC in Suzhou and buying & using a Spectator Invitation, any player may then teleport to Mount Hua itself! Once there, players can watch the tournament with a special spectator interface where they can see the participants' Life, Internal Power, Rage and even skills. Spectators also have the unique chance to learn the martial arts skills used in the competition!

The purchase of Spectator Invitations is limited, as they can only be purchased from the Duel on Hua Mountain Administrator NPC in Suzhou (412, 745) from the 15th of each month at 8pm server time. The number of Spectator Invitations is limited, though, so don't miss your chance!


Voting & Betting

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Each of the 32 competitors will be able to buy and place a Swordsmanship Competition Ballot Box on the ground on the day of the competition; these boxes will last for 23 hours. Sales of the Swordsmanship Competition Ballot Boxes will begin at the Duel on Hua Mountain Administrator NPC on the 15th of the month at 8pm server time. Other players can click on the box to vote for the tournament participant who placed it, giving them the chance to win one of five unique, 30-day titles! The five available titles are Famous Swordsman, Fearless Fighter, Superior Transcendent, In Too Deep and Overnight Legend.

Players can also bet on the competition proceedings, making wagers on either the top 5 winners, or the outcome of a single match!

The Mount Hua Competition is an elite contest of skill and power in the Jianghu, with the most desirable rewards known to Wuxia! Fame, glory and more is awaiting you at the top of Mount Hua!