The Tower of Earth isn't very visible as a tower, as it is embedded into the
great cliff-face of the western mountains. There is no visible doorway to
this tower, only a keyhole in the cliff 100' from the ground. As the Keeper
approaches the doors, a stone stairwell will emerge from the cliff leading
to the entrance. The Key of Earth is made of solid obsidian, set with an
Keeper of Earth Powers
So long as the Keeper carries the Key of Earth, he has access to the powers
conferred by the Tower. All things that are 'of the earth,' sand, dirt, soil,
stone and even metal, are his to command. The sole exception is brass,
which 'belongs' to the element of Fire. Passing through these substances is as
easy as a fish swimming through water, and he does not need breath if immersed
within. None of these materials may harm, or even touch, the Keeper of Earth unless
he should permit it. The earth, itself, will answer to the Keeper's will, moving
and flowing as he sees fit, even vanishing or appear from thin air as he sees fit.
The Keeper may also transform the various sub-elements of earth to others within
its class (i.e., sand can become soil, rock can become gems, steel can become lead,
and so on). Earth elementals may be summoned and banished at will, and any such spirit
encountered will obey the Keeper's commands. All creatures native to the earth will
recognize the Keeper for who he is, and never attack him. Only free spirits or those
of unique power can retain their own will. The Keeper may also transform himself
into a being of any of the 'earthly' elements and back to his normal form at will.
The Keeper of Earth, however, is very vulnerable to the most plentiful element of
all: Air. Air itself is not harmful (as he does need to breathe) but toxic gasses and
other air-based attacks will have increased effect upon the Keeper should his basic
defenses be breached. Air elementals and all such creatures will know the Keeper for
what he is and are likely to attack him on sight. The Keeper of Earth's powers will
ebb should he ever lose contact with the earth (such as being levitated against
his will) and will fail altogether should he be taken too far away from the earth
which grants him his powers.
Keeper of Earth Unique Ring - Titan
Crags and mountainous spears of rock pierce the grounds of the ring, fusing and smashing
against one another constantly to form a flat mid-level playing field with spindly
pillars of earth rising to various upper-level platforms that tilt and could tumble
with a single misplaced step, not to mention the presence of treacherous holes
into the darkened and labyrinthine first level's Underdark. The Keeper and his/her
opponent must battle it out while remaining aware of their surroundings, watching
their footing, and making sure only to cause rockslides when it would be advantageous
to do so.
Citing their first challenge together as fun and seeking a rematch, Kira Adia once more challenged for the Tower of Earth. A quick acceptance had it scheduled in no time and a little over a week later, the two came together to decide the fate of the tower in the mountain. There was neither heckling nor ill tempers but rather good spirited sportsmanship and competition between challenger and Keeper both, keeping the entire process remarkably grounded. While onlookers sipped flavored mojitos and munched on flower themed snacks, the duo executed a pair rapidfire duels within Titan that had the challenge done in less than an hour. The first was a narrow victory for the challenger, eight fast-and-furious rounds resulting in a close 5-4 win. The second fight was even faster, clocking in at a scant six rounds and a final tally of 5-3, also in Kira's favor. It may not have been a landslide, but it was a nice contrast with Kira's first attempt at the Tower. In two duels, Kira Adia ended Anya's 136 day, 2 defense reign and became the newest Keeper of Earth!
In utilizing the Mythical Grace Maker Breaker Grant, Anya shorted Bailey’s grace period for the Tower of Earth and pressed her challenge to him. Bailey came painted up like flowers and could have had either Roses or Sakura Blossoms in his hair, which could be admired as he sat on the sidelines and his conjuring by the name of Corazon entered the ring first with Anya. The first match was closely fought, with Anya inching out after sudden death with a handful of embers pitched at her opponent with a final score of 5 to 4 in 9 rounds. The second and third matches were then fought in the Titan ring, where Anya and Bailey himself fought amongst erupting geysers and bursting rocky columns. Once more the match remained close, sudden death leaving spectators on the edge of their seats, but it would be Bailey’s win of 6.5 to 5.5 in the 12 round that would even up this challenge and send the pair to the third match! In the final match, Bailey held a 2 point unanswered lead over Anya, but she pulled enough steam and fog in her control to close the large gap in the 3 round. As the spells continued, the scoreboard remained tight, when Bailey would close in on match point, Anya was quick to even things back out, and they reached sudden death again with a tie of 5 points each in round 10. With a final blast of hot air from Anya, she closed the match at 6 to 5 in 11 rounds and sealed her path on becoming a Keeper for the first time!
It was a Sunday night when Anya and Kira met in the special Earth ring, Titan, with Anya readily aware of Kira’s desire to hold the Earth Key. And while it was a friendly match between the two, neither one wished to give in easily and held strong in their fight. In the first match, Anya looked to bolster a strong lead, keeping Kira at only a half a point for much of the match while steadily climbing herself to 4 and a half, just a hairs breath away from a win. But it was here that Kira dug in and kept Anya from scoring, slowly chipping away at the woman’s lead and climbed up two additional points herself. However, it was Anya who would close the match in the 12th round with a final score of 5 to 2.5. The following match appeared to be largely in Kira’s favor then, steadily scoring over Anya the first three rounds and then keeping Anya to only a half a point in the following three. Things appeared to have shifted in the 7th round however and Anya climbed out of her whole and the pair reached a 5 to 5 sudden death score in the 12th round that kept everyone on the edge of their seats! It looked to be ready to go either woman’s way, but it was Anya’s final fear touch cast over Kira’s foul fog that sealed the Keeper’s first defense of the Tower of Earth!
An invitation to challenge! Haru stated such a fact with his issuance of challenge to the Tower of Earth and its keeper — Anya de la Rose. It would be on the night of June 17 that they met. The Isle did rumble as Titan was drawn to the surface for both combatants to test their magical skills within. Perhaps it was Titan, the Keepers special ring, that saw the home field advantage go to Anya in not only the first match, but the second as well. The Keeper clearly led from the start of the first by gaining 4 points in 4 rounds, while the challenger only saw a .5 that came through a trade. While Haru did gain some ground it would not be enough to stop Anya from taking the first match with a final score of 5 - 3 in 8. When the second match begun it was Haru who gained the first point, yet Anya was a force not to be reckoned with; as she not only regained what was lost, but pushed forward as well. By the fourth round did she have a 3 - 1 advantage over Haru. The challengers attempts to catch up saw the score stand, still in Anya's favor, at 4 - 3 in the seventh, but as the call of the eighth and final round came it would be the Keeper who once more stood victoriously. With the final score of 5 - 4 in 8 announced Anya would claim her second defense during her reign as Keeper of Earth.
There would be no second defense for Morgan Chae as the former Archmage Bailey Raptis, perhaps missing the feeling of tower-gained magic, issued challenge to the Tower of Earth. Morgan looked strong in the first bout by besting the challenger within five quick rounds with an ending score of 5.5-2.5 — though it seemed such a quick defeat would not shake Bailey, as he was able to tie the challenge in the second match with a 5-1.5 finish in nine rounds. In the end it came to the third and final match of the night. With his strong first round lead diminished in the second and third Morgan was forced on his toes but was able to regain some ground, yet the ground broke beneath his feet as Bailey landed his coup de grace in the tenth round with a final score of 5-3 and by doing so claiming the title of Keeper of Earth.
No single win would be in the corner of Mairead, the now former Keeper of Earth, after she faced off against Morgan Chae. While she may have held the advantage in the early rounds the tide would turn and favor Chae as he tied the match and overtook her with a score of 5.5 - 3.5 in 9 rounds. The second match had been the more contested one, with the score shifting between the two before Morgan took the lead, the win, and the Tower of Earth in the end with the final winning score of 5 - 3 in 9.
After a slew of challenges were going up rapid fire on the cork, Anya made her choice to challenge for Earth with the aid of the Keeper’s Blessing gifted to her by Mew. Excited to try things out in the challenge game, she hoped Morgan would keep things fun, and one thing is for sure that these matches were close and left spectators on the edge of their seats! Morgan sought to use the special ring Titan and everyone sat back and watched as he took the first win of the evening in a very tight match with the final score of 5 to 4 in 10! Things looked decidedly in Anya’s favor however as she kept the Keeper from scoring any points in the second match, taking a shut out win in 8 rounds with a final score of 5 – 0. Thus the challenge was taken to a third and final match which went into a few sudden death rounds and kept everyone cheering loudly for their favorites, but it would be Morgan who came out on top with a winning score of 6.5 to 5.5 in 15 rounds and scoring his first defense in his reign of the Keeper of Earth!
With Mythical Grace Makerbreaker Grant in hand Mairead cut into Morgan LaFey's grace period and issued challenge! What a challenge it was with Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, and Laser Tag being the lineup for the night. Mairead came out on top of the first match with a score of 5 - 4 in 8 though Morgan came back in the second to tie up the challenge one to one with a quick and speedy 5 - 3.5 in 5 victory. It all came down to the third and with Laser Tag in Titan we were left waiting to see who had the quicker trigger finger between the two. With the final bell ringing the one standing victorious in the elemental ring was Mairead Harker. In 5 rounds she secured her Tower of Earth victory with a final score of 5 - 2 in 5.
A second Morgan challenges — this time of the LaFey variety! With challenge issued at the rank of Wizard yet fought a week after becoming Mage meant that Morgan was in top form when he stood across the ring from defending Keeper Rachael Blackthorne. A back and forth battle took place in the first half of the full challenge, seeing Morgan and Rachael trading off the lead until the first-time-challenger shifted into turbo and clutched out their first victory of the best of three challenge with a 5 - 3 in 12 win. The second match began with Rachael coming out of the gate with guns blazing and secured the early lead, though after a mixture of both defensive and offensive play Morgan took the charge in the third round and never looked back: from 1.5 - 1 in the third to 4 - 1 in the fifth after landing a vicious (and rather focused) fear touch. Round 7 would be the final one of the challenge as Morgan defeated Rachael 5.5 - 1.5 and stood atop Titan as the newest Keeper of Earth!
Rachael's first challenge came from the beast of the Outback, Matt Simon. Earth, being the final Tower that Matt needed to claim the title of All Elemental Tower Holder, it was no wonder that he challenged Rachael with the hopes of achieving his spot in the history books. The two met on Tuesday, June 2nd, during the The Parade of Archmages - A Celebration of Mage Emeriti event held on Twilight Isle and began their match atop the elemental ring of Titan! With onlookers cheering the fought a rather close challenge — though in the end it was Rachael who reigned supreme to continue her reign as Keeper of Earth after two matches; with the first ending 5.5 - 4 in 9 in her favor, as did the score of the second: 5.5 - 4.5 in 10.
Andrea challenged Mallory for the Tower of Earth. The challenger made a strong start in the first match but lost some steam in the second. It fell on the third and final match of the night to choose a victor and it was Andrea. The scores of the night were: 5 - 2.5 in 5 rounds in Andrea's favor, 5 - 3.5 in 8 rounds in Mallory's, and 5 - 2.5 in 5 to finally secure Andrea's victory.
Due to inactivity Andrea was stripped of her right to the Tower of Earth.
Mallory defeated Rachael in 2 out of 3 duels. The first match was in the former Keepers favor and ended with a score of 5 - 4 in 11, but Mallory came back in the second and third with scores of 5.5 - 2 in 11 and 5 - 3.5 in 12.