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.
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.