The Duel Arena was generally a place brimming with excitement and life, but not today. Today was the day or Preliminaries for the Duel Carnival. The Arena was closed off to the public and the Matches would be held in isolated Duel Rooms that were televised to all of Heart-Land City. These Matches, while not pulling as many ratings as the Tournament itself, were an important spectacle for the Event.
This was the room for [Hope VS Rochester]
The Duelist entered as the automated doors slammed behind them.
“Now everyone,” announced the robot from the Preliminaries Sign-Up. “Get ready for the… Haha! I’m sorry. I’m sorry.” Said the robot, motioning a wiping of tears. “Well. The jig is up it seems. This is no longer under Heart-Land authority. This is my Tournament, and for those all wondering, I am [C].” A bright glowing ‘C’ appeared on the head of the faceless robot. “But don’t worry! Things will continue as planned! These two Duelists will duke it out for your entertainment! Or… well, they just won’t do anything else. The doors are sealed and I’m in full control. Heart-Land Security can’t save you. Only you can save you. So I’d just play along like a nice little Duelist.”
The camera zoomed in on the faces of the shocked Duelists.
…Only these Duelists weren’t shocked like the others.