OCL Round 1: Pinnley vs Katalia - Elemental Constructs

Posted Feb 12, 2023, 9:33:09 AM UTC


As the Academic Collective is a group of fine scholars and not battle-blinded hooligans, our first challenge is meant to test your skill without the risk of injury. For the first round, each combatant will summon a construct made of their latent element to fight the opponent’s construct. Combatants who choose to engage in further rounds are suggested to take this as a warning shot– the following challenges will not be so gentle.

Create an elemental construct and defeat your opponent’s elemental construct. You may depict your character and their elemental construct, the two elemental constructs fighting, or both you and your opponent with both of your elemental constructs.


As Pinnley entered the arena to face Katalia, he did so with the intention of winning non-violently. Summoning their constructs, the two began their battle - a dance of flames which lit up the arena in spectacular colour as Pinnley quickly initiated one of his staple moves.. fire lights! Summoning the bright orbs of fire from his construct, they quickly detonated, bursting into large fireworks of dazzling pink and blue flame. Using their bright flashes as cover, his construct took to dodging, ducking, and weaving around Katalia's - wearing it and her down slowly, demonstrating a show of control and endurance over his flames, rather than strength or bursts of might. That being said, it was not easy - Pinnley had to commend Katalia for her own endurance as well, as she was nearly able to keep up with his. Ultimately though, Pinnley's construct prevailed, swiping through the center of Katalia's as it began to flicker and die out; setting off a few last fire lights as it combined with the flame of Katalia's construct, creating a fantastical show of fireworks, flashing the colours of both of their flames - winning Pinnley his first round!

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  • Feb 19, 2023, 3:44:14 PM UTC
    Oooh, this is super pretty - absolutely love the colours at play here!
    Albeit, I can't help but keep seeing their summons as like... giant versions of those 'worm on a string' toys that used to be around. Would be very impressive if someone pulled one of these out for such a demonstration. XD
  • Feb 13, 2023, 4:29:56 PM UTC
    Oh thats such a sick take! Pinnley's construct becoming more of a performance and the fight being an endurance test is fantastic, and definitely a lot different than a simple beat-down! I'd love to actually witness it!
    (Also the colours on this are fantastic. Legitimately these colours compliment each other so much!)
    • Feb 14, 2023, 4:33:55 AM UTC
      Thank you so much! Pinnley wanted to try his hand at a non-violent combat and he's very happy to have succeeded in his goal! OvO

      (Thank you!! :'D)
  • Feb 13, 2023, 3:18:11 AM UTC
    So much color! I love that! It really guides your eye around the piece!
    • Feb 13, 2023, 4:33:30 AM UTC
      I love playing with colours in pieces like this! I'm really glad it was able to give you enjoyment to look at! ^^
  • Feb 13, 2023, 1:41:47 AM UTC
    Pinnley's iconic blue-purple fire lights! Your depiction of the battle has a wonderfully graceful, dance-y feel to it, I imagine their round was beautiful to watch ^v^
    • Feb 13, 2023, 4:32:07 AM UTC
      Thank you! It was certainly a dazzling lightshow! Lots of colour and flare! ^^
  • Feb 12, 2023, 6:18:16 PM UTC
    OOoo I love this interpretation of the constructs making them more snake/dragon like. And I love the colors that were used for the different fire elementals!
    • Feb 13, 2023, 4:28:34 AM UTC
      Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun thinking up what I wanted them to look like, and I'm quite happy with how they turned out! ^^
      • Feb 13, 2023, 3:48:41 PM UTC
        You are very welcome, they turned out amazing!