Description: With a world on the brink, one man steps up to see to it the morale of the people is not lost. He will do this with the greatest power known to all of mankind; spirited competition. Join Dudley, British Boxing Noble, as he travels the world with his butler, Mr. Gotch, seeking out the finest of competitors around the fair globe. His first stop finds him in Brazil, where he takes on an electrifying young competitor in the stunning Laura.
There is war on the horizon, fear and dangers hangs in the air over Japan. People around the world are at the edge of their seats in concern for the fates that hang in the balance. But for one man, noble knight of the Queen of England, Sir Dudley, such fears and solemnity can only be fought in way; embracing the spirit of competition that binds the world.
In most cases, this would be through football. However, Dudley is a man that enjoys working more with his fists and as such has tasked his stalwart butler, Mr. Gotch, to seek out those who share Dudley's passion for sport and competition so that he may put on matches the world over to broadcast on FightTube. A showcase of world culture and combat sport to bring fire to the bellies of the good people around the world. And perhaps to allow time to visit a few gardens along the way.
The first stop on Dudley's World Tour was the vibrant metropolis of Rio. Where sun shines nearly as brightly as the people. He has taken to walking the streets and speaking with the people to encourage any and all to attend tonight's bout, all while Mr. Gotch goes to the tasks of preparation of the event and tea.
Which brings us to the moment of truth. The grand Theatro Municipal in all of its artistic glory serves as the venue for tonight's bout. A ring set center, the seats and balconies of the main chamber packed with those there to see the combatants demonstrate their talents for all. In a show of deference, Dudley himself has entered the ring first so that his opponent may have the entrance they deserve within their hometown. He readies himself, Mr Gotch checking Dudley's gloves and attending to the pugilist's glorious moustache. "Whom is it that you have acquired for this bout, Mr. Gotch? I do hope they know that they perform for their countrymen. I would pity these people do not get the showcase they deserve," Dudley fusses while being fussed on.
Mr. Gotch, who has a moustache just as fine as his employer merely touches his glasses and directs down the aisle as the fantastic opponent that will demonstrate for the world their prowess is ready to make their grand entrance.
Our Challenger for this evening!
Laura Matsuda does not have such noble ambitions as Sir Dudley. This is not to say that she's some mean-spirited or wicked soul: far from it. No, Laura Matsuda is just not in-tune enough with world events to be that concerned with what's going on in Japan. She takes the world a day at a time, and for now, most of those days are filled with trying to promote the strength of Matsuda Jiujutsu!
So of course she accepted Dudley's challenge! There were certainly plenty of capoeiristas around to accept the challenge, but Laura maaay have jumped in line and wrestled any objectors into submission. Whatever the case, she has her invitation, and here she is.
The bombshell Brazilian looks more at home on Ipanema Beach that in a fighting arena, in honesty. She's dressed in what looks like a traditional Japanese gi, albeit with the shirt loose and tied beneath her bust. She walks onto the stage with dramatic sway of her hips while she runs her hands through her mass of black hair.
"Heeeey mister," Laura says, "thanks again for the invite! I hope you're ready to see Matsuda Jiujutsu in action!" She looks Dudley over for a moment, then adds.
"Oh, a boxer! That's so cool! I like your moustache!"
Dudley taps his gloves together and does a swift jab, jab, cross combination to test his gloves. He waits and watches the young woman stepping to the ring. And once she is in, he gives her a formal bow.
"So good of you to accept it, my dear lady. I do not normally look forward to fighting a woman of beauty, but I can see your passion and a far worse crime would be to deny it," he tells her, lifting up his gloves.
His moustache does a little dance as Englishman prepares to do his noble best against the beauty of Brasil.
COMBATSYS: Dudley has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Laura has joined the fight here.
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Dudley 0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0 Laura
Laura watches as Dudley goes through his paces. Once Dudley's in position she wraps her fingers around the ropes and swings herself heavily into the ring to land with a few steps.
"Oh, a gentleman too! I like your style though, because I definitely wouldn't you want you to take it easy on me. A fight is a fight, and it's no fun if people aren't bringing their best moves!" Goodness, she's loud.
Laura rolls her shoulders, stretching her arm by bracing the below. She then switches arms, stretching that one as well. Running her hands through her hair once more, the Brazilian's hands briefly spark with electricity. She spreads her feet wide, then holds her hands in front of herself, one slightly above the other and both her fingers curled like she's ready to grapple.
"I hope you're ready then! Let's get started!" Laura has barely finished speaking before she springs forward, dashing toward the British boxer. Her hands snap out, reaching for one of Dudley's arms. If she gets it, the Brazilian spins around, planting her hip against her foe and tossing him over her shoulder!
COMBATSYS: Dudley blocks Laura's Seoi Throw.
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Dudley 0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0 Laura
A well thought maneuver! Suck quickness and drive! "Aha!" shouts Dudley, turning down and tucking in when Laura gets up and close into him. She can shift him off balance, but the dead weight of a Dudley isn't one that's going to be flopped about so easily now!
"Good show!" he calls out. "But tell me, how quickly is your footwork!" he calls out before he twists and skipsteps to the side before unleashing a barrage of left handed jabs in quick and cutting succession with a heavy followup hook to the midsection to finish up the punching drill.
COMBATSYS: Dudley successfully hits Laura with Machinegun Blow.
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Dudley 0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0 Laura
Laura steps out of the hip toss when Dudley manages to brace himself to avoid the fall. WIth a short hop, she's widened the gap again. "Wow!" Laura says. "Good recovery!" But before Laura can comment further, Dudley is bearing down on her. She brings up her arms to guard, but she barely stops the first jab or two. The third slips past, staggering the jiujutsu fighter enough to leave her open to the heavy jab to the stomach.
Laura staggers back with the wind knocked out of her. "Oof--wow, so this is what a boxer hits like!" Laura shifts, then dashes forward with a elbow strike. It pops with lightning briefly, Laura bracing the quick elbow by planting her fist against her other palm.
"Don't worry though, I've got some good moves too!"
COMBATSYS: Dudley endures Laura's Bolt Charge.
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Dudley 0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\1 Laura
The spark of Laura's elbow strikes hard against the British Knight, but Dudley is a stern man made of stern stuff and he takes the blow with a stiff and stylish upper lip. "You are no slouch in strength yourself!" he compliments as his heavyweight right begins to wind up with a rushing vortex of wind.
"However, beware an opponent that can turn your aggression against you!" he calls out, moving through the sparking blow with a blow of his own, a twisting belly blow of a Corkscrew made of wind power.
COMBATSYS: Dudley successfully hits Laura with Corkscrew Shot.
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Dudley 0/-------/-======|=======\=====--\1 Laura
Laura backsteps out of the elbow, still holding her stomach. "Haha! Well, thanks!" She says, taking the compliment as genuinely as she can. If nothing else, she seems pretty nice.
Unfortunately for Laura, nice doesn't help her too much in a fight. When Dudley snaps around with his twisting, wind-driven corkscrew blow Laura turns to meet it. She powers forward and tries to suffer the blow for a better position. This does not work out well for her when Dudley's fist impacts her with enough force to completely knock her off her feet. She exhales sharply with a spray of spittle, the punch taking her not only off her feet but launching her backwards across the ring. She tumbles over, laying flat for a moment.
"Haha, owww," Laura says, rubbing her head and her stomach all at once. "Does ever boxer hit this hard? Jeez! It's like you're punching in an entirely different league. Are you some kind of world champ or something?"
Laura straightens up, running her hands through her hair to straighten it. Electricity surges around her as she kneads her fingers through it--gathering static? With a burst of yellow lightning, electricity pops and crackles all around her. "But don't you worry! I'm not down for the count yet!"
Now surging with power, Laura launches forward in a low dash. She moves faster than before, apparently supercharged with own electrical chi. She ducks in low, aiming to slip under the knight's guard! If she does, she swings her leg out to try and hook her heel behind his knee. From there, Laura shoves forward to try and throw the boxer off balance!
COMBATSYS: Laura dazes Dudley with Quick Throw!
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Dudley 1/-------/=======|=======\======-\1 Laura
A simple physical riposte and a short lesson in the finer points of the sweetest of sciences. He fixes his moustache and steps back to allow the fine young woman her moment to speak. "Of Britain, miss," he responds with a nod.
"I am, if you pardon the pun, the Lord of Ring," he says with a little throaty chuckle. "Never worry and sally forth, my dear. The fight can still be yours, though I will venture to make it difficult." He challenges, pointing at her with his bright yellow padded glove.
And then she not only makes lightning, she moves like it. Laura's style lets her get in low, too low for the boxer to react to in an proper fashion. His leg is out from under him, he sails up for a flat moment before he crashes to the mat and stares up at the lights in a daze.
A spinning world is what confronts him when he rolls himself up to his well polished shoes. "Brilliant!" he shouts, twisting about to find where Laura has gone in his mental absence, still dazed from the lightning blow and the lightning in the lightning blow. He swings a heavy, trained fist at the first Laura to get in his sights.
COMBATSYS: Laura fails to interrupt Medium Punch from Dudley with Rodeo Break.
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Dudley 1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0 Laura
"Oh wow," Laura says, "That's really awesome! A world class boxer. I didn't know I was fighting royalty!" Laura rolls her neck, working her fingers as she hops back out of the throw. "And I wouldn't have it any other way! The challenge is what makes any fight worth the time."
Laura hunkers down when Dudley barrels back at her, she ducks in, trying to deliver another lightning charged elbow--this one aimed for his armpit. Her plan was to use it to stagger him, then flip into another one of those nasty jiujutsu throws. This plan never sees the light of day.
Instead, Laura underestimates the pressure she's put on the well-trained boxer. Between his reach and the honed, instinctive nature of his punch, she goes in for the elbow only to get nailed in the jaw. The blow turns Laura's head with it, knocking spittle out of her mouth and bowling her over onto her back. She lays there for a moment, still rubbing her jaw and now seeing stars all her own.
A world class fighter indeed! Sir Dudley has taken his enemy to the mat with a rollicking blow. "Clever!" he says, standing in the corner as a dutiful and honorable boxer should when his foe has hit the mat. "You had me for a good moment, but perhaps we've been savoring this challenge a bit too much. All this chattering leaves your opponent the perfect opportunity to strike!"
He looks down to Mr. Gotch at ringside. "Mr. Gotch, before we finish this, please put the kettle on, I'd like some tea when we've finished and this shant be much longer," he instructs his butler before taking a deft skip-step back into the fight when Laura picks herself up off the ground enough to count for it.
"I implore you to join me after!" he calls out to Laura. He charges forward, ducked low, and comes in swinging. Right and left and left and right, a thunderous, rolling barrage. Learned from the great Jack Dempsey and given a proper British spit and polish. A combination for the ages!
COMBATSYS: Laura blocks Dudley's Rolling Thunder.
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Dudley 0/-------/-------|=======\===----\1 Laura
After taking a moment to get a breather, Laura sits up. Still rubbing her jaw, she climbs up to her feet. "Wow, I need to learn to punch like that. With those moves and Matsuda jijutusu's throws, it'd be the perfect combination!" Despite her enthusiasm, Laura sways a bit, unconsciously. She seems to he having a hard time staying up after that blow.
%Even so, Laura has to go back on the defensive once more. The hammer-like blows of Dudley's Rolling Thunder smash heavily against Laura, but she puts up her arms to guard. Each punch is bone-rattling, but she manages to stay up, at least for a moment. The hits drive her, further and further, pushing her up against the ropes.
"Whew..." Laura pants, swaying again. "Not...done...yet!" She says, then flips forward. She practically cartwheels at the boxer, throwing her weight and the last of her stamina into an electrically-charged heel drop!%rAfter which, regardless of the outcome, she doesn't get up. Instead, Laura lays there exhausted and breathing heavily.
"Whoof...I give. Good fight!"
COMBATSYS: Laura can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Laura successfully hits Dudley with Sunset Wheel.
- Power hit! -
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"You are a remarkable woman, still young, and if you learn some technique the world will be yours someday!" Dudley says even as he's pummeling Laura with fist after heavy fist. "There is no shame in loss, only the learning opportunity."
He's proud that Gotch has found such a fiery woman to be his first foray back into the world of combat sport. And he is, in a way, completely caught off guard when the woman he has clearly beaten leaps up into a magnificent cartwheel and comes crashing down upon his crown!
Too little time to raise up a proper defense, the formerly talkative Dudley gets a lesson in ring chatter that he himself was just giving a moment ago. He staggers back, puts a hand to the ropes, and does not fall. He remains on his own two feet and when he lifts his head, he sees that his opponent is not.
The bell rings, the people cheer. A fight has been decided! The broadcast is already going out across the world to be seen by countless people on FightTube. But more than anything, Dudley wishes the world to see what comes next.
The victor approaches Laura and he extends his glove to her. "You have given me much to think about. You dance as gracefully as a lady could ever wish. I merely had you in a few choice moments where my experience was greater. It would be an honor to face you some time in the future, that you may pay me back your loss."
COMBATSYS: Dudley has ended the fight here.
Laura takes a moment to get her head clear enough to even think about standing up. She's beaten and worn out from having given her all but steal failing to overcome the experienced boxer. When she does get her bearings though, she's back to her chipper self.
"Heh heh...yeah! You did great!" Laura says. "I'd an honor to fight you again, but I'll have to work on my skills to be ready next time." Laura takes Dudley's hand, pulling herself back onto her feet and giving it a firm shake.
Dudley helps the lady to her feet and gives her a crisp nod as he straightens his moustache. He's tired, himself and he knows he will have the current headache going well into the morning from the strength of that kick.
"I can only hope that all of those I see in my expedition are as forthright and eager as yourself. The world can do with more ladies like yourself," he praises as he shakes his opponent's hand. The first step in striding out into the world of fighting once more for Dudley. A bold step for a young new contender. For Dudley, he could not ask for a more promising start to a bold new venture in his life.
Log created on 15:56:57 12/16/2017 by Dudley, and last modified on 00:38:43 12/17/2017.