Monday, September 17, 2012

How Nineveh Academy Would Handle MMA Injuries

I'm starting to think more about how the students of Nineveh Academy will handle injuries.  They can use magic and potions, so they will heal faster than earthlings like us.  That being said, it's not "abra-cadabra, you're good as new in five seconds", either.  Healing from a dislocated joint will probably take them about a week.  Healing from a broken limb would probably take them about a month.  These are only estimates, though.  I will have to talk to some friends in the medical field before I come up with final recovery rates.  Also, the spells and potions used by the school medical staff will probably be heavily rationed.  The top fighting prospects will be waited on hand and foot.  The average student will be left to fend for themselves. 

Since real MMA matches often get cancelled due to injury, the same will happen in Nineveh Academy matches.  Both genders are pushed really hard during training, but for different reasons.  The boys are preparing for war; the girls are preparing for childrearing.  Since the fathers are off on raids all the time, it often falls upon the mothers to ensure that their offspring stay sharp in their martial arts abilities, so the girls get run through the grinder just like their male counterparts.  This results in all sorts of broken bones, dislocated joints, and torn tendons/ligaments.  This is compounded by any injuries that they receive while training in magic or weapons.  Also, since family bragging rights and money are often at stake in these fights, some of these injuries are deliberate.  For that reason, many of these students are very suspicious about their trainers and training partners.  In a championship fight, the participants will probably get a high-powered potion and will be forced to push through it if they are seriously hurt.  That being said, I think I am going to make it so that potions of that magnitude will have serious and permanent side effects.

I haven't perfected it, yet, but there's one thing I know for certain.  Just like in real-life, when matches are cancelled, there will be a lot of belly-aching from furious and rabid fans. 

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