So, let's talk about the Wonder Quartet
As of right now, the Wonder Quartet is an announced event for the Duel Festival. It's thought to be a standard tournament, where the winner will get a title shot at the Action Dueling World Champion in the main event and the final duel of the Duel Festival. In reality, because of the risk of an invasion from Academia during the event, it's going to turn into a city-wide battle royale using the Wonder Quartet
Action Field Spell.
The simplest way to put this is that there's going to be two parts to this event. There's going to be actual competition between the duelists to try and win the Wonder Quartet...this will mostly just be opportunities to have our characters explore the city with a different flavor to the setting (four different flavors, actually) and have some fun duels with the setting. After that, there's going to be the part where everything goes to shit once Academia shows up. This is going to be our first instance of a confrontation with forces from the Fusion Dimension, the following Academia forces will be in the Wonder Quartet:
- Obelisk Force
: Basically the job squad of Academia, these guys have the power level they need to have in any given confrontation and they run lots of Ancient Gear Hunting Hound
. They focus on outnumbering the opponent and don't really fight fair. There'll be plenty of them that are available to duel. At this point in the story, they should be pretty tough to take down for the most part, especially when 3 of them are teamed up at the same time.
It should be noted, there will be a spot near the end of the plot where the Obelisk Force will pool their resources and summon a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig motherfuckin' monster to try and wreak some havok with. This will present an opportunity for everybody to team up and take it down together.
- Duel General: More details on these guys will be available tomorrow - they are basically extremely strong senior duelists from Academia who answer directly to the Professor and have authority to command near any forces within Academia. One of them will be in the Wonder Quartet overseeing the mission to retrieve Serena and Yuzu. They'll be available to be confronted, but they will be extremely
dominant during the course of this event.
- Sora: The sheep's clothes come off - he's here to retrieve Serena. All of his confrontations will be dictated by Ark.
- Yuri: The Professor's right-hand dude and the holder of one of the Four Dimension Dragons, he's come to retrieve Yuzu. All of his confrontations will be dictated by Corvus and Linka, but it's more or less safe to assume that anybody who runs into this dude besides Yuzu is gonna get turned into a card.
Which brings us to the elephant in the room - people getting carded. For the most part we can just use NPCs about this. But if you're interested in adding drama and stakes to the story by having a character be turned into a card, that is possible to do. Please be warned - being turned into a card will completely
remove that character from this plot, pretty much for the duration. We're going to be trying to do the stuff after the Wonder Quartet with expedience so characters that are turned into cards aren't in limbo for months and months but there can always be bumps and roadblocks along the way, so just know...it could be a bit before that character is back in the story and one way or the other, they will miss the balance of the Arc-V plot
up to, at the earliest, the finale of the plot in the Fusion Dimension. Basically -- just be aware that once this is done, it's not reversible for the balance of the Arc-V plot.
ICly, spots in the Wonder Quartet are limited and have to be earned in some way or another but OOCly, don't worry about that too much. We can finagle a way for them to get in no matter what. If they're a pro, a DA student, an LDS student, a Ryozanpaku student, a Super Junior member, a New Horizons member, any stuff like that, that's a pretty easy way to explain it. If they're not one of those categories, we can figure something else out. Maybe they won it in a store tournament. Maybe they were Kaibaland's 1,000,000th customer! Don't worry too much about it right now, if you want your character in the Quartet, just toss their name down in response to this post.
And if you want your character to be sealed into a card during Wonder Quartet, you can either put it in a comment on this post here or if you want it to come as a surprise during the tournament, you can tell Jeff or Linka in PMs and we'll figure out a way to get it done when the event rolls around.