SNF 2018.03 - SNF: Snakes and Spiders, Oh My!

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Description: Hello Boils and Ghouls! It's been a while since the Midnight Channel has haunted your television sets, but the witching hour has struck, and it's time for a practically HAUNTED match. Taking place in the depths of a graveyard JUST like yours, the twisted Kelly Mason, sister of the equally terrifying Aranha Mason, has come to grips with Sophia, the cursed lamia who is just getting to know herself better. Maybe that she is a terrifying serpentine creature with a hunger for knowledge! When Sophia and Kelly face off, the undead will be watching alongside you viewers at home! Kya ha ha!

(Are..... are they REALLY sure about this?)

Looking around, Kelly is clearly unsure about this place. At first, the idea of being entered and accepted into a SNF really had her excited. Finally being in the ring like all the big names shes been watching for years is like a dream come true!

However, seeing something on TV and being there firsthand in reality are different things. The sights, smells, and feel of an environment doesn't really translate well through a screen. This is Kellys first lesson as she arrives at the graveyard, seeing the dead rising and watching, the eyes in the darkness, the smell of death.....

Lesson learned.

As she makes her way along the outside edge of the place, Kelly is forced to remind herself that it won't, or can't, really hurt her. Too many of these happen to NOT be safe. Right?

Moving into a clearing near the center of the spooky place, she nervously awaits her opponent

Sophia's not really the aggressive type but a graveyeard would be a good place to conduct research. Still, she looks a little embarassed as she slithers in and notices the TV cameras. She's never been on TV before especially not with a large audience watching. Hopefully her parents weren't, she still hasn't told them about her transformation. "Good evening..." She greets her opponent before taking a defensive stance. She's not sure how Kelly's going to react to fighting a lamia after all.

When Kelly first sees her opponent, she is a little suprised, but it passes quickly, and she gives a small bow "Hello!". She's used to being around and seeing darkstalkers, so the snake tail doesn't really phase her outside of the initial sight.

The discomfort seems to vanish almost instantly, as Kelly uses this as a way to mask her previous fear and phase out the surroundings. On seeing the stance, she too assumes her own, legs planted, low position, one arm close and the other extended with palm up "Good luck!".

Meanwhile, the small, silent camera drones move into position around the pair, as the green lights indicating live broadcasting turn on.

COMBATSYS: Kelly has started a fight here.

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Kelly            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Sophia has joined the fight here.

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Sophia           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Kelly

"You too..." Sophia's a bit surprised by Kelly's lack of a reaction. Were Darkstalkers more common than she thought? She haden't met any before Lilith but from what she read they were supposed to be rare.

She doesn't seem too phased by her location. She had seen much worse things in the succubus's domain after all. She lunges forward at Kelly and tries to entangle in her tail. She wasn't quite sure how her opponent fought but making her less mobile couldn't hurt.

COMBATSYS: Kelly dodges Sophia's Medium Throw.

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Sophia           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Kelly

As the moment comes for the first strike, Kellys eyes slooooowly begin to glow with white light, as do her hands and feet.... when the moment comes and Sophia attacks first, she's ready, deducing correctly that the tail would be employed for range and power.

With a quick hop, she actually leaps ONTO the tail at an angle (not with any impact to do damage however), and uses it to leap higher, up and over the rest of the attempted grab! This serves a duel purpose: avoid the attack, and leap in closer to Sophias torso.

As she drops, the energy around her right palm brightens, and she lashes out with a chi-infused palm strike heightened boosted by gravity aimed at the center of Sophias chest.

COMBATSYS: Sophia blocks Kelly's Cobra Strike.

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Sophia           0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0            Kelly

Sophia's not that mobile so she places her hands up to block the attack instead of getting out of the way. Still she's not able to fully denfend herself from the attack and ends up with both sore hands and a sore chest. Still, she decides to take advantage of Kelly being close and opens her mouth widely. Her long forked tongue begins to wrap around the woman as she tries to bind her with it.

COMBATSYS: Sophia successfully hits Kelly with Thesis Statement.

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Sophia           0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0            Kelly

A quick "EEP!" esacapes Kellys lips as Sophias tongue wraps around her. She tries to slip an arm up in between the loops to hold it open long enough to slip out, but is not fast enough, and squirms in a vain attempt to escape!

Her eyes pulse with light for a moment, and a shockwave of psionic energy pulses from her body in all directions, hoping to take her opponent off guard, and also to potentially release herself from the tongues grip!

COMBATSYS: Kelly successfully hits Sophia with Nova.

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Sophia           0/-------/-======|=====--\-------\0            Kelly

Sophie is rather surprised as Kelly gathers psionic energy and not wanting to have her tongue exploded she releases the woman before quickly retracting her tongue. Of course that doesn't still doesn't change the fact she's about to get blasted and doesn't have enough time to move out of the way. The blow staggers her a bit. "You're one of us?" She sounds a bit uncertain but that could be from the explosion as well.

A long strand of green energy begins to form in the lamia's hands taking the form of a snake. She releases the creature and it thrusts towards Kelly trying sucking her dry of the energy she's emitting.

COMBATSYS: Sophia successfully hits Kelly with Bedtime Story.

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Sophia           1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1            Kelly

The green energy strikes Kelly full on, and she feels herself get weak in the knees due to the energy drain.... she can't help but give a pained grin at the question of 'one of us?'

"Depends on who 'us' is" is her evasive reply. Her eyes flick to the cameras, before back to Sophia. A subtle hint of sorts? Or a distraction? Kelly waits a beat, before dashing in, hands and feet glowing, unleashing a combo of harsh punches and kicks, ending with a shoulder throw, at Sophia!

COMBATSYS: Sophia blocks Kelly's Fierce Combo.

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Sophia           1/-----==/=======|=======\-------\1            Kelly

"A supernatural being! You're using psychic energy to fight correct? This would be a good chance to do more research." Sophia sounds rather interested in Kelly before remembering they're fighting each other, she should be taking a notes on all of this after all. Her tail wraps around Kelly once again to keep her busy while she removes her tablet from her bag.

COMBATSYS: Kelly blocks Sophia's Dissertation.

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Sophia           0/-------/---====|=======\==-----\1            Kelly

Kelly is initially given a good squeeze, air forced out of her body. She DOES manage to keep her arms in position this time, and thus leave juuuuuust enough gap to escape through. She shimmys up on top of Sophias coiled tail, and crouches there to look at her "Taking notes mid-battle isn't reeeeeeally the best idea you know....".

That said, Kelly leaps, twists in the air, and comes down with a foot in an axe kick aimed at the lamias shoulder. She almost doesn't manage to pull it off properly!

COMBATSYS: Sophia dodges Kelly's Strong Kick.

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Sophia           0/-------/---====|=======\==-----\1            Kelly

"But, it's best to write down information when it's still in your head!" Especially if Kelly tries to kick her in it. Seeing how she didn't manage to ensnare Kelly it's going to having to have to wait. Seeing the fighter leap into the air she tries to spring out of the way, especially she doesn't want her tablet to get damaged. She gets some distance in between and then spits corrisive acid at her to keep busy while she puts the tablet away.

COMBATSYS: Kelly reflects Acid Paper from Sophia with Repulsion.

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Sophia           0/-------/---====|=======\=------\1            Kelly

COMBATSYS: Sophia endures Kelly's Reflected Acid Paper!

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Sophia           0/-------/--=====|=======\==-----\1            Kelly

As Sophia evades, Kelly lands hard. Her knee aches from the impact with the ground, and for a moment she is wiiiiide open.

Her sheer panic and reflex is all that saves her as she puts her arms up, an orb of blue-ish white energy forming around the caustic substance just before it would contact Kelly skin! She almost seems suprised it worked, but clamps down on this feeling as soon as she recognizes it, pushing her arms forwards and sending the acidic substance back at Sophia!

Sophia looks rather surprised as her acid gets repelled back at her. At least it doesn't go back down her throat but it ends up burning her cheek instead. She screams in pain as she brings up her sweater to try and wipe the acid off her face. It ends up just melting through the sweater as well. Her tail laashes out at Kelly as she tries to drag her in and wipe the acid off on the other woman.

COMBATSYS: Kelly dodges Sophia's Power Throw.

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Sophia           0/-------/-======|=======\==-----\1            Kelly

Her footing regained in the moments Sophia is dealing with the acid, Kelly leaps over the tail, shoulder-rolling in close

Her body begins to glow again as she comes up on her feet, and she throws a crushing punch at Sophias upper torso with her right hand! Travelling with the momentum, she abruptly crouches and spins into a forwards flip, bringing the heel of her left foot up and over, aimed at the snake-ladies head, foot practicly burning with psionic energy!

COMBATSYS: Sophia blocks Kelly's Dead Man's Hand.

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Sophia           1/-------/=======|=------\-------\0            Kelly

This is why Sophia wanted to take notes then, the acid continues to burn her face but getting punched in the torso and getting kicked in the face is even worse. Not to mention the impact sends her glasses flying off her head. She recoils back and it takes her a moment to recover. Something Kelly might not have taken account though that hitting her in the face while the acid was still burning might not have been the best idea.

Getting hitting the face also made Sophia release more acid as she gasps for air as well.

COMBATSYS: Kelly dodges Sophia's Fanged Fable.

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Sophia           1/-------/=======|=------\-------\0            Kelly

Luckily for Kelly, the followup kick, though blocked, results in her landing on her side on the ground. The additional acid from Sophia sails overhead, and a beat passes before Kelly leaps back to her feet! Being decently close already, little finesse is used. Simply a well-performed strong punch with a glowing fist aimed at Sophias stomach in an attempt to keep the pressure on!

COMBATSYS: Kelly knocks away Sophia with Fierce Punch.

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Sophia           1/--=====/=======|==-----\-------\0            Kelly

Sophia's certainly not having a fun night as Kelly's punch to the chest makes her double over in pain. Her cheek is also still burning and the acid has melted through several layers of skin at this point. Her eyes squint a bit as she does her best to make out the other woman, she knows she's still close. She attempts to grapple her with both her arms and her tail. This isn't a friendly hug though as she begins to glow to green and literally drained the life out of Kelly.

COMBATSYS: Kelly deflects Binding Pact from Sophia with Repulsion.

When Sophia lunges in, Kelly grabs her by the wrists, and a struggle ensues! After several seconds, Sophia begins to win out, her positioning and the leverage her tail gives her overwhelming her opponents!

Kelly begins to glow steadily brighter as this goes on, and her eyes go wide when she sees the green glow matching her own white. Her mind drifts to her lessons with her brother, as well as others in the more recent months, and she closes her eyes, and calms her breathing. She channels psionic energy into her hands, and still gripping Sophias wrists tugs her closer. Twisting her arms around in a loop to turn her opponents hands upwards and slow her ability to grab again, she lets go and thrusts her hands forwards at Sophias torso, generating a spionic pulse of energy to send the lamia backwards and away out of arms reach!

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Sophia           0/-------/--=====|=------\-------\0            Kelly

Sophia does her best Quetzalcoatl impersonation as she's sent flying. Still Kelly might want to duck given he tail is swiped at her head as she's lanuched into the distance. Well she's got some good research at least, if she can remember any of it when she comes to. Even if she can regenerate, it doesn't make getting hit less painful.

COMBATSYS: Sophia can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Kelly blocks Sophia's Epic Tail.

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Still being 'in the zone' as it were, Kelly manages to bring an arm up to stop the tail from smacking her in the face! A large red welt forms on the forearm, but that hurts much less than the alternative!

Seeing Sophia go flying, she keeps her guard up just in case the betailed woman is still combat worthy.....

Sophia finally lands in a field close to the the graveyard, she's going to be sleeping this one for a while. Hopefully no one disturbs while she's resting or they might end up getting suck dry as the lamia's body regenerates. She's going to need a meal when she comes to since healing requires a lot of effort on her part.

With a sign of relief, Kelly relaxes as the EMTs move in to treat any serious injuries on both fighters. Meanwhile the cameras zoom and zip around, getting angles on both fighters for the closeout.

What chills Kelly a bit however is the faint sound of clapping, as the dead celebrate the end of the match. It doesn't get picked up by the camera-drones mics, but those present can juuuust make it out on the wind.....

Far too eerie for her taste.....

Log created on 13:47:55 03/31/2018 by Sophia, and last modified on 23:59:35 03/31/2018.