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« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2018, 05:03:21 PM »

Chapter 4
Preparations


"You have 3 minutes to find all of the edible food in this simulated arena. Go!".

Sophia had learned enough from the station leaders to figure out what types of mushrooms were safe to eat. Being from the hot and humid Údnei marshlands, she already knew what berries were edible and which were poisonous. But grasses and nuts were tougher.

She accidentally presents acorns as edible food, but otherwise, Sophia got everything else correct. And she only missed two foods!

She doesn't show it, but Sophia's proud at the fact that she is doing better than everyone at this station. Zetsu is decent, but Kowhai and Isabelle seem clueless. The others are scattered around the Survivalist valley, training in combat, hunting, or or other stuff. There was plenty of time to wait and relax.

The contestants from Suxnei seemed very nice, unlike how most people portrayed them. A contestant called Robin had caught Sophia's eye; she seemed kind, and not at all intent on killing, but intelligent. But she was always with two other boys and an older man. Probably the three male Suxnei contestants; those people stuck together like glue every Game. But they aren't all bad...

"Honestly", Sophia thought to herself, "the four groups of natives are stereotyped to the Moon and back". The Charngashnar were raw meat eaters; Gwarashnar gatherers never bathed; the Suxnei were rich and fat; and the Údnei were religious fundamentalists.

Going off on her own to the Údnei longhouse, Sophia basks in the warm sunshine as blue jays yell in the background. It's just like the victors told her; the valley that you trained in was really nice. Lots of birdsong, rivers, flowers, and nature. Definitely a good location for a prison.


The serenity in this valley is relaxing.

The contestants had exactly 60 days left until the Hunger Games started. That gave Sophia plenty of time to get to know her fellow contestants. She wasn't looking forward to the interviews or the runway show. What was the point of being pretty when you were being sentenced to an almost certain death?

Ever since the reforms that started from the 50th Hunger Games, there were always 60 to 65 days of preparation instead of 7. It helped most of the contestants get used to the fact that they were probably going to die. After you think about it every day for such a long time, it's just a grim reality. Sophia was already accepting it; but there was no chance that she'd give up.

No, she will win this, she tells herself. Approaching the longhouse, already Sophia can hear an argument. Not unusual; High Priestess Batari and Joe won't stop arguing about religion. Sophia wasn't the most religious person, so she never took sides.

"Blasphemer! If it is sunny with no clouds in the sky for three days straight, then it means that the Sun is happy with us. Join our prayers now or risk death!".

Sophia gapes at High Priestess Batari yelling at Joe.

"In the Hunger Games, I mean. I won't murder anyone in here, obviously", she says, smiling sheepishly.


High Priestess Batari is an ambitious pyromaniac.

Sophia takes some food and walks back out to eat lunch alone. Her fellow contestants were polar opposites and unbearable. What happens when you combine the High Priestess, an atheist, a tribalistic teenager, a selfish athlete, an innocent animal lover, and Sophia? Not good.

There won't be anything for the next month, just more training and contestant get-togethers. Then all of the publicity starts, and Sophia will have to be prodded like a horse around the Survivalist cities.

This seems fun!
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« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2018, 05:06:54 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2018, 05:15:18 PM »

omg you captured me perfectly!!

this is amazing can't wait to see you build up relationships
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« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2018, 05:21:30 PM »

Thank you for reading everyone!

I edited to keep fixing my tense issues.
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« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2018, 05:30:28 PM »

Omg I love Sophia's character :3

I also like the pictures you add, it makes the story feel alive~ this is fantastic so far and I'm super excited for the next chapter!
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« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2018, 07:36:10 AM »

also do I have a harem
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« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2018, 09:44:12 AM »

also do I have a harem
No, just friends, unless you want Sophia x Robin x Moana x Zetsu x Hobbes to be a thing Laugh
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« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2018, 05:35:47 PM »

Chapter 5
Training


"Robin", Hobbes calls after me. "Remember to focus on the hunting skills. You're already great at the other ones that you showed promise in."

I reply positively and trek through the beautiful training valley to the hunting station. I don't want to kill animals, but I'm going to have to learn how to kill goats or geese to get some food once the Games begin.

I can't believe it's already been four weeks since we began training! The training is almost over, and the publicity will start soon. I already formed a planned alliance with Abu, Hobbes, and Zetsu. Sometimes Sophia joins us for lunch. I hope that she joins us in the Games!

The other contestants have formed their own groups, but none are as large as ours. Zetsu says that we will have to be careful; large alliances are picked off first. That makes sense.

I find it tough to believe that they're already starting soon. It was very frightening at first, but I've kind of gotten over it now. I'll try as hard as I can to win these Hunger Games, and then I can travel all of Oros. But the Games come first.

We've been training non-stop, but it's still tough getting used to so much work. But it's definitely a good thing that I've been working so hard, because I feel much healthier and doing exercise is much easier. There was also a meditation station during the third week to help us contestants stay calm during the Games, so my mental health improved.

I arrive at the hunting practice station; the master huntress, Jayma, is there with Volt. A lot of contestants have tried to get Jayma's advice, but she's only stuck with Volt the entire time so far. They seem to be trying to identify the camouflage patterns of prey...


It can be difficult to spot some animals because of their patterns.

"That's a deer, yes. Good!", Jayma's voice booms. "A master hunter's eyes must see that which others cannot see; do you have the master hunter in you, Volt?".

"I didn't think that I would be so good at sharpshooting, but you've taught me otherwise", Volt replied.

They didn't see me at all. "A master hunter also needs to watch their backs, since carnivores could attack at any second!", I tell them eagerly.

"...Robin, yes?", Jayma asks. I reply affirmatively.

"My hunter eyes have caught yours. You are afraid of the night, even afraid of killing...just like the others. But I see potential in you. Come with us, Robin. You will learn with us. A privilege!".

By the end of the day, Robin has made a new alliance, and learned how to painlessly use spears to kill animals for food.

But one watching loner is jealous...and he swears that both of Robin's alliances will be destroyed.

Roshani, a championed athlete, wasn't used to being an outcast, but his sickness in the first week prevented him from forming any alliances, and now everyone thinks he is weak. All except with High Priestess Batari; she has other alliances, so perhaps he will join those ones...but if they don't accept him, then, well...Roshani has been called caring before, but he loves revenge.

They'll see!
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« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2018, 05:40:09 PM »

~that's me~

Good chapter!
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« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2018, 05:50:32 PM »

*Question* will there be a chapter for each character or just the main cast?
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« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2018, 05:51:51 PM »

*Question* will there be a chapter for each character or just the main cast?
I'm not certain yet. I tried to only select forumers who I had a decent grasp of their personality on, but even then there may be a few that I couldn't write well. I will try to get everyone in at least once.

Thank you for reading, everyone!
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12 May, 2018 - Forest Bloom
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« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2018, 06:08:20 PM »

I'm excited for when the actual games start Shocked
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« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2018, 06:41:44 PM »

Same

I can't wait to see how Joe will act in the games
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« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2018, 07:02:37 PM »

Genocide of Christians
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« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2018, 07:47:52 PM »

Genocide of Christians
Joe is a nazi
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