Faolan - What is this Magical BS!?[Toggle Names]
Description: Faolan had been sent on a mission to guard a questionable business type. One that perhaps hasn't outright done wrong, but still has done enough to make a enemy that decided to hire a rather strange portal using assassin. All the Ikari training in the world might not have Faolan prepared for something like this.
Target: Stanley Gosney
Height: 5'8" (173 cm.)
Weight: 211.2 lbs. (96 kg.)
Contract Details: Stanley Gosney is wearing a mystical ruby ring on his right ring finger. Ring can only be removed when either willingly relinquished or if the wearer is dead. The target will not relinquish the ring and therefore deadly force is required. Wearing the ring will forfeit the contract money.
The mystical assassin dressed in a hooded, faceless black robe with a black body suit under it uses portals to jump from alleyway to alleyway as he tails the rotund target through the streets of London.
The arcane contract killer spots him as he turns off towards a less crowded street and that's when he decides to act. A swirling portal of purple energy opens near the flank of Stanley Gosney and from it, a bolt of likewise purple energy is emitted from it and is poised to strike the target right in the temple if the nearby security detail does nothing about it.
Stanley Gosney is not a nice guy, but in the end he came to the Ikari Warriors in hopes of securing some bodyguards during his trip through Great Britain. While a bit of an asshole he hasn't done anything bad enough that Heidern would say no to the dealings and that is why Faolan just happens to be nearby looking rather uninterested in this whole deal.
Stanley is a bit of a hedonist from his experience and after a few times of butting heads he soon realized that trying to order Faolan about too much wasn't going to get him anywhere. The Ikari is a bodyguard, not a babysitter. He was not going out to grab food late at night or the like.
It was just another night of shadowing his client when something feels off. Faolan may not be a psychic, but he has been trained enough to know when something just doesn't seem right. He isn't sure WHAT is exactly not right, but he also soon sees that purple portal open up near Stanley before Stanley ever would.
"Shit, get down!" Gregory should have just had an easy kill, but there was the narrow miss due to Faolan tackling Stanley out of the way and the assassin finds nothing, but air. "What the hell was that...." The Ikari mutters and he gets to his feet while holding the bata tight in one hand and standing over a rather panicked Stanley Gosney
COMBATSYS: Faolan has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Gregory has joined the fight here.
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Gregory 0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0 Faolan
The mystical assassin bites back a curse of both mystical and profane natures as he watches the security detail tackle his quarry out of the way of the shot. He doesn't miss with those unless the target is moved after he releases the attack.
Gregory takes stock of the situation. He has less to worry about as far as Stanley making a run for it. The man is out of shape and he has portals. That means the real problem would be his Ikari bodyguard and he can't really address Stanley without dealing with Faolan first.
The assassin charges through a portal and all of a sudden, he's in the Ikari's face as he leaps out of a newly formed portal and slashes at the Ikari with a dagger formed of his energy.
COMBATSYS: Faolan blocks Gregory's Planar Leap - Advance.
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Gregory 0/-------/=======|>------\-------\0 Faolan
As an Ikari Warrior Faolan is trained to handle many a things. In all of the training he has had someone that seems to pop in and out through weird fancy portals was not one of them. If not for the fact he has quick reflexes he might fall victim to Gregory with ease as well.
Thankfully he is made of sturdier things than Stanley and he brings his bata around to work at deflecting that blow coming his way. That dagger made of energy is deflected enough that it drags across his shoulder which elicits a grunt, but it is better than a direct stab into some part of his body.
"Don't know who the hell you are, but already don't like you." he grumps and before Gregory can slip back away with another portal he looks to bring his hand about to grasp the assassin and bring his bata into a forward thrust into the man's chest where it will give him a nice electrical shock if it connects.
COMBATSYS: Gregory counters Saying Hello from Faolan with Rift Trap.
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Gregory 1/-----==/=======|>>>----\-------\0 Faolan
Oddly enough, the portal mage doesn't portal away but instead holds his ground as he redirects the grasp away from him. As the bata gets thrusted towards his chest a rift opens under the Ikari's feet killing any forward momentum he might've had before the Ikari finds himself falling through the portal, the energy pummeling his aura directly before another rift spits him out about ten feet away from where the two were originally standing.
The relatively tall robed individual then looks over to the Ikari and as a response to him not liking him, just shrugs. It doesn't seem as though he particularly cares if he's well liked or not but without words or visible facial features, that's about as expressive as he can get.
He knew Stanley had some people after him. A person doesn't come to the Ikari for help otherwise. Faolan hadn't dealt with much trouble at all, but he is quickly finding out why the man had come to Heidern for help and he already has quite the report to make when all is said and done
.....if he survives.
He gets dragged through that portal and while falling through it he gets a few shots taken at him by god knows what. He is so confused by it all he isn't sure what is hitting him. He just knows it hurts.
He lands in a heap and gets to his feet as he shakes the cobwebs out. "The hell...." he grumps again and sees the robed figure again. With a frown he stalks forward. He wants to wipe the smirk off Gregory's face, but well....he doesn't even know if the man IS smirking so Faolan just opts to try and smack his Bata across the side of the hooded figure's head.
COMBATSYS: Gregory blocks Faolan's Medium Strike.
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Gregory 1/----===/=======|>>>----\-------\0 Faolan
When the hooded figure brings a gloved hand up, the Ikari's bata connects with his palm letting out a meaty smack sound as the mage steps forward to get in a range that's too close for ideal usage of Faolan's bata and more importantly, ideal range for him to grapple with the Ikari.
The portal mage reaches out for Faolan to grab a hold of his collar and then he steps past him. If things go ideally for him, he'll kick both legs from under the soldier as he shoves him down to the ground.
COMBATSYS: Faolan attempts to interrupt Medium Throw from Gregory with Jig Kick.
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Gregory 1/----===/=======|>>-----\-------\0 Faolan
COMBATSYS: Gregory fails to reverse Jig Kick from Faolan with Rift Snare.
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Gregory 1/----===/=======|>>>>---\-------\0 Faolan
The strike doesn't ring true, but at the same time Faolan isn't finding himself falling through any weird portals again.....this time. Instead he finds himself locked in close with his opponent and while the bata is a big part of his offense it would seem Gregory would soon find out that Faolan doesn't fully rely on it.
That hand grasps for him and Faolan doesn't really flinch. He isn't exactly easy to throw about to begin with, but he seems to dig his heels in and make it hard to move him right before one of those heels comes off the ground.
He swings a leg forward and right between the legs of the assassin with a swift kick while they are close by and he hops back a few steps before gripping his bata with both hands. "Sorry, pal. Picked the wrong night to come after fatty over there." he says while cricking his neck. Was he expecting that to put the man down? Hell no, but at least he let him know that this isn't going to be an easy assassination attempt.
The assassin's style of grappling is more about use of leverage and position versus brute strength, however the Ikari's combination of size and positioning doesn't lend itself to getting the throw that he wanted and so he backs off and reposition which in turn set himself up to catch a foot to the twig and berries.
Purple energy was forming on his finger tips. A rift looked like it was about to form close to where Faolan's foot connected.
The assassin steps backwards clutching himself between his legs as he tries to get some space between himself and the Ikari.
Gregory stumbles away and Faolan pursues. He hasn't seen this sort of energy manipulation before and after experiencing the weirdness of being teleported combined with the fact he thinks it almost happened again he decides to stay back.
He remains focused on the other fighter, but he digs his feet in once more and steadies himself. Both hands grip his bata as he holds it out in front of him and takes a deep breath.
Energy crackles and starts to swirl about his arms and start to filter into his weapon. Black electric like energy coming to life as he prepares for something. What exactly? Well nothing good for Gregory that is for sure. "Come on now, fellah. You wanted to dance so lets dance."
COMBATSYS: Faolan gathers his will.
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Gregory 1/----===/=======|>>>>>>>\-------\1 Faolan
For the assassin, he was trying to take moment to get his mind right and at least recover somewhat from getting kicked between the legs before he goes back into the fray. With Faolan hanging back, the assassin gets the time he needs to get himself together. Unfortunately, it also meant that Faolan can have all the time in the world to gather energy which wasn't all that great for the killer.
The arcane assassin slowly moves in, palms facing forward ready to either grapple or sling spells but then suddenly, he hops forward as he delivers a kick to the Ikari's leg and then follows up with a trio of pressure point strikes to the neck, shoulder, and chest.
COMBATSYS: Faolan just-defends Gregory's Combo Grapple!
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Gregory 1/--=====/=======|>>>>>>>\-------\1 Faolan
Faolan makes not attempt to move away when he sees Gregory recover and quickly look to close in and strike. If anything he is focusing on the man's movements and when that first kick comes at his leg he shifts a bit just to turn and set is foot back down without that kick fully hitting.
The strikes then come in and he lets go of one end of the bata as he uses it to deflect each of the three incoming strikes and keeping Gregory from ever hitting any of the pressure points he aimed at.
The bata is still crackling from all the energy gathered and the Irishman just gives a bit of a grin as he hops away a few times and thrusts his bata forward. The black energy forms into a rather large ball that looks to just plow into and maybe even run over the assassin if he doesn't get out of the way.
COMBATSYS: Gregory instinctively blocks Faolan's Black Friday Rule.
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Gregory 1/--=====/=======|-------\-------\0 Faolan
His foot not hitting the mark wasn't so bad. What hurt, figuratively speaking, was the fact that his pressure points were turned away. This bodyguard was definitely better than the average protection that most of his victims received. If he had known someone of this quality was hanging around, he would've charged more for this job.
What hurt from a literal standpoint was that a huge fuck-all ball of energy was heading in his direction. It's his natural talent in energy manipulation that sees him through it. He once again holds his ground as his hands glow purple. The crackling energy ball drives him backwards as he bolsters his defenses with magical energy and then he claws into ball ripping it apart as he draws some of the energy into himself.
He opens portals both near himself and near Faolan. Each portal was swirling with both his purple energy and Faolan's crackling energy. He then reaches through and attempts to pull the soldier through, battering him with their energies, and then performing an over the shoulder throw to slam him down to the ground.
COMBATSYS: Gregory successfully hits Faolan with Dimensional Slam.
- Power hit! -
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Gregory 1/-======/=======|=====--\-------\0 Faolan
There is a soft 'tch' emitted by the Ikari when it seems all that energy isn't enough. He wants to be surprised, but really in the end given this guy's advanced form of energy manipulation Faolan cannot be THAT surprised by it all.
What does surprise him is once again the use of the strange like portals that Gregory uses. Faolan is used to dealing with things head on and trying to keep himself guarded on all sides isn't as easy. That leaves him open and the assassin capitalizes on it.
Faolan gets dragged in again and this time he gets to feel the sting of his own electrical energy combined with Gregory's own before being pulled out and slammed hard on the ground where he lets out a sharp exhale of breath. Laying there it takes him a few moments to finally get to his feet and he staggers some and regains his foot. "Good....but not sure if yer good enough." he admits. That or he is just trying to convince himself that is the case.
He has to take a moment to reconsider his actions and he holds off from attacking again. Perhaps risky because it is just giving the assassin more time to plan out his own attack.
COMBATSYS: Faolan focuses on his next action.
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Gregory 1/-======/=======|=====--\-------\0 Faolan
Those moments it takes for the Ikari Warrior to get his feet under him, the Arcane Assassin is taking advantage to reposition in preparation for the next attack. The simple fact that the soldier opts to not attack suits the hooded assassin just fine. He could use a moment to catch his breath himself.
Instead of trying to fling energy or open portals, he continues to hang back as purple energy flares up around the portal mage. Purple swirling energy gathers in his palms as he gets ready to deal with his adversary's next moves.
As for his response to his enemy's commentary just another shrug is given. He's not about to give the soldier anything to identify him by beyond physical description of his height and build. He was not about to make it easier for anyone to arrest him if he could avoid it.
COMBATSYS: Gregory gathers his will.
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Gregory 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=====--\-------\0 Faolan
His breath is caught and vision a bit more clear. It may be costly but it sure beats going in blindly against someone that can just drag you away to....well whever Faolan was being dragged when being pulled into those weird ass portals.
But Gregory hangs back himself and there is a moment of silence before Stanley speaks up. "Don't just stand there! I am paying good money for you!" This makes Faolan tilt his head to stare daggers into the eyes of his client who quickly goes quiet. Faolan wouldn't leave the man in the hands of an assassin willingly, but there is nothing wrong in making Stanley think that.
It is Faolan that is the first to break the staredown and he closes in. That bata crackling with energy once more as the Ikari looks to slam it into the stomach of Gregory hard and then try to use his strength to lift the assassin overhead before using a powerful blast of energy to send Gregory flying.
COMBATSYS: Faolan successfully hits Gregory with One for the Road.
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Gregory 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=====--\-------\0 Faolan
Gregory turns to Stanley who up until that point had the sense to keep his mouth shut. This ends up being to the assassin's detriment since it took his obscured eyes away from the real threat. Faolan. He gets stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey by the energized weapon and slammed to the ground.
It takes a few moments but the assassin rises to his feet once more. A little bit more time is taken to get himself steady once more and then he points his palm towards the Ikari. However as Faolan has realized this fight, this assailant rarely attacks head on and it's especially true in this particular case. Multiple portals suddenly open around the weapon wielder and he fires off a slightly bigger ball of energy than the one that was fired earlier at Stanley. It goes through the initial portal and then shoots out through another portal, then it goes through Faolan and into another portal where it exits through another portal at a completely different angle, repeating over and over. Each time the ball of energy connects with the Ikari, it does no physical damage to him, however, it rips at his aura. Eventually, that ball of energy returns to his hand where he reabsorbs his energy and absorbs any energy ripped away from the soldier.
COMBATSYS: Faolan fails to reflect Thinking With Portals from Gregory with Screaming at the Wailing Wall EX.
- Power fail! -
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Gregory 1/-------/<<<<<<<|=====--\-------\0 Faolan
It isn't a good day to be an Ikari. While Faolan did manage to hit his opponent hard he soon finds himself in a very bad position. Mostly that of various portals opening up all around him and trying to make sense of it all doesn't help. His bata sparks to life with energy once more as he looks like he is about try to swat the ball of energy away, but it doesn't work out.
Assaulted he is and he is all sorts of discombobulated once all is said and done as he lands in a heap once more. It is about this point too while rather dazed and not feeling too well he perhaps decides to throw tactics out the window.
Or the pain catches up with him and after about ready to say something to assassin and step forward he instead just faceplants. Looks like he is down and out.
With the bodyguard down, there's nothing to stand in the way of the assassin taking down his target. Stanley tries to make a run for it, however, he has two things working against him. The two things that were working against him from the beginning. He wasn't built to be quick and he was still dealing with an assassin that works with portals.
As Stanley rounds the corner, the assassin opens a rift that faces around the corner allowing him to aim the next portals. Stanley finds himself surrounded by portals as his bodyguard had been before him. It was at that moment he realizes what will happen next and just before that ball of energy makes that initial pass, Stanley releases the contents of his bladder and his bowels before death takes him.
One last rift opens near Stanley Gosney and a gloved hand reaches through the rift to pluck the mystical ring from his hand before going back through the rift.
Log created on 18:33:39 01/29/2019 by Faolan, and last modified on 23:04:34 01/29/2019.