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Patient Game

Type: Standard
Nicknames: Clock Mountains, Monoliths, Pyramids, Invictus
Technique: The students of Patient Game exact a specific flavor of victory from their opponents. The ‘Clock Mountain’ strategy is one where the Mutoid does nothing but sit and defend the entire match, waiting as the opponent exhausts itself by throwing every ounce of strength against their impenetrable barriers. Its boxing equivalent is known as the “Rope a Dope” strategy with the caveat that the employing Mutoid rarely ever strikes back, instead waiting for the clock to run down or the opponent to surrender and admit that he cannot harm the Monolith,
Training: Trainers and mutoids require tremendous reserves of patience and endurance, enough to allow them to withstand an entire battle without giving into the urge to strike back. Training that involves prolonged bouts of balancing, holding a musical rhythm, keeping pace with a metronome, tea ceremony and even playing old first generation arcade games are all excellent patience trials. Boxing matches, endurance running, ice baths and sauna rounds are all used to increase stamina. Any technique that promotes discipline, patience, self control and endurance compliments the Unconquered style. The best results of this school come from trainers who also partake in these activities because though a Mutoid may have perfect self control it can all be ruined by an impatient trainer in the ring.
Variant: A strategy not often employed, for it detracts resources from the all consuming defence of the school’s teachings, is one where the mutoid does not let the opponent forfeit or the clock rundown. Instead these “Atomic Clocks” wait until the opponent is too exhausted to defend and then unleashes a terrifying barrage of attacks on the helpless foe. The crowd is often ecstatic to see a previously one sided match change so dramatically when these mutoids “Go Nuclear”.

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