First Bejawl concludes
Nannaras X - Hoiyori Colony
June 2nd - YC 120
The Karvose Collaboration Studio is pleased to announce the “successful” conclusion of its bi-annual Bejawl. The event commenced as the studio showcased its collection of talented artistic individuals. ZANIE was on site to report on the details.
At 1730 of June the 1st, colonists of Hoiyori made their way to the museum district for the opening gala event which featured not only Auljam Karvose on stage to deliver the opening speech, but the entire CORE council and our benevolent benefactor, Huan Yaken, the honorable patriarch of House Yaken. Over 5000+ attendees gathered at the stage in front of the Hoiyori museum eagerly awaiting the activities the evening holds.
“Amazing! Absolutely amazing! I can’t tell if you’re all here to see the astonishing art we have on display here. Or if I’m here to get a good look at all you beautiful people! Haha!..Flatter aside, I want to shoot straight and thank you all for being here; and a big thank you to our benevolent Patirarch! A big round of applause for him ladies and gentlemen! Huan Yaken!”
The initial opening remarks were met with raucous applause, as Mr Karvose continued:
“Yes! Thanks to him would could afford this grand event. Because not only are we here to show off our people’s vibrant creations. We will put on a show for you with plays and talent acts, dine you at a banquet later in the night and blow you all away at the Main Event at midnight! So please! Enjoy yourselves and I hope to see you all in the auditorium inside at midnight!”
After the speech, the crowd dispersed and began filling into the booths, crowding street entertainers and meeting with the Zaibatsu’s first generation of creative elite. Even the attending members of the CORE council stayed to enjoy the company of the people and take part in the presented activities.
Inside the museum, patrons found the highest quality of the studio’s work. The artists featured here will remain here until the next Bejawl later this year where they will be replaced with the next batch of worthy submissions. Not only will this ensure fresh content for future visitors, but it will also reward those who continue to contribute quality pieces, as opposed to settling on one masterpiece.
At 1900, attendees were directed to the west where a grand stage hosted two full length plays of classic Raata literature. First being the Balled of Cuvoska Puromo, a tale of a warrior of House Hukko whose sent out to avenge the death of the Patriarch’s beloved wife at the hands or brigands. This was followed by a play about two opposing generals of the Cathura rebellion, a two perspective story that showed very little about the warfare and more the crippling starvation plaguing the world as both sides resorting to slashing and burning vital crop land.
At 2200, the banquet was held. While admittedly there was an underestimation of how much food needed to be prepared for the hungry crowds, every person left with a stomach full of delicious nutrient rich food in exchange for their patience.
The evening progressed with quiet conversation and networking until the main event commenced at midnight. Almost half of the attendees had returned home after the exquisite meals at the banquet. When the clock struck twelve, the 3000+ remaining attendees filled into the museum and made their way into the auditorium.
The auditorium was refitted. In the center of the room was a square ring complete with ropes and turnbuckles. The stage used for the high value presentations had a ramp attached to it that stretched down to where the ring was. Barriers surrounded the path to the ring and the area around it, keeping the ocean of temporary chairs and bleachers separated. Men, women and children all filled in and found their seats. The CORE council members were also present, sitting above the crowds on the upper level balcony, the only CORE member not present was Auljam Karvose himself.
Ten minutes passed until Auljam finally showed up, walking down the barricaded aisle to the ring in black and white striped clothing. Stepping into the ring, he was handed a microphone by an assistant and greeted the audience.
“Finally! What you’ve all been waiting for! The main event of the first Bejawl! What you will tonight will be the highest tier of professional entertainment. Tonight, you will witness what I promised you, a display of athleticism and drama all in one performance! So without further ado, I would like to introduce you to the first contestant to this singles matches that’s scheduled for one fall! Loooooooooooostar Braaaaali!”
While at the time it was unclear, in retrospect, this was quite obviously a professional wrestling match, a scripted drama mixed in with the illusion of competition between athletic combatants. Moves performed in these fights are per-choreographed, and the lines spoken by wrestlers are either written or improvised on the spot.
The room erupted with the sound of pyrotechnics going off on the stage. Out came a Krusual tribesman in tights with an iconic track from the iconic rock band, Warp Jammed accompanying him to the ring. The audience’s reaction was a bit mixed, with some cheering in excitement and others watching in confusion, the latter being attributed to the lack of context on what was happening.
Just who was Lostar Brali? A professional wrestler whose real name is Himri Besi. Himri recently showed up in the news for leaving his former promotional brand, Everyshore Wrestling Federation. Out of respect for a fellow news agency, we will point you in the direction of their article for more information.
The next contestant to be introduced was certainly an oddball, a Civire whose real name and ring name is Foley Jones, a former empyrean soldier who has since retired from a life of warfare to pick up a passion for professional wrestling. As an empyrean, Foley was known for eccentric behavior and antics such as cooking with locus grenades and running an arms manufacturing corporation for the Caldari State. While still acting CEO of this corporation, it has since gone inactive for over a year and a half.
Unlike Brali, Foley came to the ring with a microphone in hand, ready to deliver a message of his own. The two stared at each other with intensity before Foley began to speak.
“Surprised to see me? Heh…You thought I wouldn’t catch up to you? You thought I was lying when I said that our business wasn’t over? Lying about chasing you wherever you ran, whatever it be some ■■■■ hole little hideout in Venal or Curse?
Hell, I’d declared I’d rip open a new wormhole to Jovian space with my bare hands just to find you and destroy you in the ring. Now, with recent news, I might as well now add that I’d plunge into the deepest abyssal pocket in this cluster, suplex any Triglavian or Drifter sum’bitch in my way, board your rusty tugboat of starship and put you down for the three count on the command deck in front of your crew of spineless jabroni marks! Then bail just before the warp core collapses…
So, when I heard you left the EWF? I knew our next match was just over the horizon, and thanks to my friend Auljam Karvose here; he brought me to you…That’s right, you got set up! How’s it feel?”
While the audience was understandably confused as to this relationship the wrestlers shared, history tells the tale of a bitter feud the two had during their careers in the EWF before Foley broke off to work for the Ishukone owned promotion Honor-Bound Wrestling (HBW). Auljam, at this point, attempted to interject before the mic was swiftly and shockingly ripped from his hands by Brali so he could respond himself.
“Wanna know how it feels, Foley? Do you? Here, I’ll show you.”
A high pitch noise emitted from the speakers surrounding the auditorium as Brali sucker punched Foley with the microphone, dropped it and pulled him in under his arm to perform a devastating move called a D.D.T, an abbreviation that has a very unclear definition in the wrestling industry. This dishonorable attack on Brali’s behalf went without punishment as Karvose - who appeared to be posing as a referee - worked to separate the two and get them to stand in separate corners across from one another before giving the signal to a staff member outside the ring to tap the bell and start the match.
What began was a brawl filled with punches, grapples, throws, jumps and holds. Slowly but surely, the crowd members that were initially confused started getting immersed in the action, even more so when the ongoing brawl leaked to the outside of the ring. This continued for a solid fifteen minutes before Brali secured the win by pulling off his signature finishing move known as “Gold breaker” and pinning Foley for three seconds.
The crowd cheered for him, but Brali then turned his eyes to Karvose, who immediately showed fear and backed away slowly only to then be tackled and attacked with a flurry of fists, undoubtedly revenge for sticking him in the ring with Foley Jones.
This was a scripted sequence.
Unaware of this and concerned for the safety of a fellow member of CORE leadership, Tokitu Yaken ordered for security to rush the ring. Three Myrskytuuli Officers jumped the barricade and slid into the ring to confront Brali, who, at the time, figured this was a part of the script, and attacked one of the officers trying to subdue him. Just as Karvose jumped to his feet, the two other officers tackled Brali and restrained him, Karvose attempted to stop them to explain, but was effectively ignored. He then resorted to sliding out of the ring to acquire a microphone and explain to the crowd.
“Whoa! Whoa! Let’s relax! That was staged! Scripted! I wasn’t actually being hit! I was just selling to you, the audience, of me being brutally attacked. This was all a performance, a play! These two individuals are a rare breed of professionals that combine acting with athleticism. Please, give these two gentlemen a round of applause!”
During the wave of applause that had an awkward start, the officers in the ring received orders via headset to release Brali. Karvose then thanked everyone for showing up to the Bejawl and hoped everyone had a safe trip home. One by one, the attendees exited the museum and returned home for the night. Auljam’s main event seems to have done more damage than expected, with several CORE leaders leaving with sour looks on their face, most notably Tokitu’s.
Whatever comes of this, ZANIE is prepared to report on further updates.