Most would say the battlepit is not their number #1 vacation destination. In fact, many would consider the primary sightseeing spots to be fraught with abundant litter and a dark atmosphere. Yet this lawless land still has a rustic charm that forcibly draws in thousands every day. If you find your self stranded due to any number of economic/legal reasons in this quaint region try to keep these things in mind.
IN THE BATTLEPIT YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED A NAME TILL YOUR 100TH KILL. ONLY BY THE BLADE OR ARROW IS ONE MADE A MAN. IF YOU ARE A STRONG ENOUGH IN THE BATTLEPIT YOU MAY TAKE
WHAT YOU WISH. IF YOU ARE NOT THEN ALL SHALL BE TAKEN FROM YOU.
2. WASH YOURSELF IN THE BLOOD OF YOUR FALLEN FOES.
LET ALL CHALLENGERS SEE YOUR STRENGTH THROUGH THE BLOOD OF THE MIGHTY THAT DRENCHES YOU. BUT DO NOT LET IT LINGER LEST KRAGOR THE RAPTOR-WHISPER SEND THE GIANT EAGLE
AFTER ITS SCENT. EVEN THE FASTEST OF CROSSBOW BOLTS SHALL BE SNATCHED FROM THE AIR BY IT’S MIGHTY TALONS AND FROM IT’S RAZOR SHARP BEAK THERE SHALL BE NO ESCAPE.
3. THERE IS NO ESCAPE
TO THE WEST THE SEA OF DESPAIR LIES FILLED WITH THE BODIES OF THOSE WHO TRIED TO CONQUER IT. TO THE NORTH AND WEST THE MOUNTAINS OF NEVERDAY THAT EVEN THE SUN DOES NOT SHINE UPON CAST A DARK SHADOW ON THE LANDS THAT NOT EVEN THE DIMMEST MOST DISTANT CORNERS OF THE HEAVENS CAN MATCH. TO THE EAST IS THE RUINS OF THE FALLEN PREDESSCESSORS FROM WHERE THE LAST VESTIGES OF THEIR LOST AND DIRE TREASURES LIE. NOT EVEN THE THREE MARSHALLS DARE APPROACH THESE BARRIERS.
4. Make sure to keep 2 days of water with you.
Around mid-day in the sun-baked deserts of the Battlepit the temperature can reach almost 49 degrees celsius meaning dehydration is almost inevitable. You’ll want to minimize your travel between the hours of 7am to 10pm during the summer. If you do need to travel at day try to ingest 2 to 5 times your daily intake of water to compensate.
5. AS THE SUN LOWERS RAISE YOUR ATTENTION.
6. THE ONLY THING THAT YOU SHALL SOW IS YOUR OWN GRAVE.
AS THEIR CROPS GREW TALLER THE FALLEN PREDESSECORS GREW FAT AND WEAKER. WHEN THE FINAL WAR CAME THEY COULD DO NOTHING BUT SIT AND FIDDLE AS DEATH CAME TO THEM. TO THOSE WHO THINK THEY CAN GET BY BY PROWRESS OTHER THAN THE MARTIAL VARIETY REMEMBER THAT YOUR LITTLE GOLD TOKENS WILL DO NOTHING MORE THAN SERVE AS A FINE ORNAMENT FOR YOUR KILLER’S ARMOR. THE PLOW CANNOT BLOCK THE SWORD.
7. Avoid eating perishable foods.
As previously mentioned, the climate in the Battlepit is not the most welcoming. The intense heat is enough to spoil any snack left out in the open and if that wasn’t enough the smell is enough to draw in any number of the battlepits notorious pickpockets and thieves. It’s important to pick food that is easy to store, doesn’t have an expiration date, and isn’t prone to melting. If you need to cook a meal make sure to do it indoors lest the light of the campfire invite unwelcome guests.
8. PAY NO HEED TO THE BOASTS OF THE DENIZENS OF THE SO CALLED BATTLEZONE.
THEY THINK THEY ARE STRONG LIKE THE HEROES OF THEIR SONG AND POEMS BUT CARRY A SHIELD OF “HONOR”. THE GRAVES OF THE BATTLEPIT ARE FILLED WITH THE BODIES OF THE HONORABLE AND SOON THOSE FOOLS WILL JOIN THEM. EVEN NOW THE 3 MARSHALLS ARE ASSEMBLING THEIR LEVIES TO PUT AN END TO THE BATTLEZONES PATHETIC SONG AND DANCE. SOON THE LONG DRY BALDOR RIVERBED WILL FLOW ONCE MORE WITH THE BLOOD OF THE BATTLEZONES “WARRIORS”.