Neox Gladiators: Compete in Mkkt Bkkt’s semi-legal future sports
“Did you miss me?”, slimy space scoundrel Mkkt Bkkt asked the players of Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore on social media not too long ago. “Hell yeah!”, many of them replied and thus the shifty Octopod moved heaven and earth to get his endeavors in the Neox Sector started without any further delay. If you know Mkkt Bkkt, however, you will not be surprised to hear that being reunited with the GOF3 community was not his first and foremost motivation. Cause who cares about socializing when there is lots of money to be made? Well, I am sure that some of you have higher values, but Mkkt Bkkt has not. As soon as he smells an opportunity, fat credit signs appear in all five of his eyes.
In the shooting contest pilots have to show excellent marksmanship and take down all drones and other targets within a tough time frame.
While he gained incredible riches from all kinds of dubious activities such as smuggling, dealing, money-laundering and worse, Mkkt Bkkt has now found a new honey pot to sink his tentacles into: semi-legal future sports. In all other parts of the galaxy, it would be strictly prohibited to put peoples’ lives at risk that coolly and even let other people bet huge sums of money on it. But in the Neox Sector, where law and order are not yet established, the quasi-authorities have more pressing matters to deal with than reckless space races and till-death dogfights. So Mkkt Bkkt’s business is flourishing at the same rate as his customers’ credits pour in and his contestants’ lifelines flatten out.
Obstacle races are particularly deadly. You can barely fly more than a coupleo of metres before you bump into another trap or barrier.
Taking place in the remote orbit of the shady Mkkt Bkkt Club, the so-called Gladiator events call for Neox’s best pilots to demonstrate their abilities in action-packed exercises such as shooting contests or tunnel races. An event season consists of two individual series with six challenges each. Only those pilots who master every single challenge within a predefined timeframe will be rewarded fame, fortune and – most interestingly – exclusive spaceships such as the fabled Veteran or the mysterious Sutoé-Shii. Quite an incentive, no doubt. But is the prospect of a shiny new ship really worth the risk of being electrocuted by the laser grids of a racing tunnel or finding a painful death in the auto-fire of a killer drone? Well, you let us know in the comments!