SLAMFEST 2020 - SLAMFEST 2020 R2 - Juri vs Kasumi + Koto

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Description: Slamfest Round 2! Will Two on One be too much danger for the Taekwondo champion in this battle of Juri versus Kasumi and Koto, the J-Dragon?

COMBATSYS: Juri enters the arena, to the roar of the crowd!

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Juri             0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Koto enters the arena, to the roar of the crowd!

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Juri             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Koto

COMBATSYS: [Yin Yang Twins - Dangerous] "WOO HOO HERE SHE COME / Watch out boys, she'll chew you up... / She's dangerous... / DANGEROUS!" It's a stone groove that echoes over the overheads when the kunoichi steps up. KASUMI is ready to SLAM!

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Juri             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Koto
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                                  |-------\-------\0           Kasumi

The crowd is electric for a Saturday brawl as part of Slamfest, the stands already buzzing with excitement.

The spotlights start to collect over the arena, swirling around as they point toward both sides. In one side, there's just one light, but in the other... two?

"Now, for today's bout - we have a special showcase battle! A two versus one against the Tae Kwon Do Champion--"

The spotlight on the single side turns into the shape of a spider. Then, spiders, made of lights, crawl out from it... momentarily blanketing the Slamfest arena in darkness.

When the spiders, and darkness clear, there's a woman there in her fighting uniform, her hair up in two horns. "Juri Han!"

Many people in the crowd boo. Juri likes it that way. She turns around and sticks her tongue out at them, then stretches one leg up against the side of the ring.

The second light is a bit odd as it at first ends up shining towards the entrance. A silhouette appears before a prismatic glow makes some sort of belt around the man's waist.

"And one of her opponents --"

The figure makes a quick gesture, then strikes a pose and goes through a movement that is definitely rehearsed before what sounds like a teenager calls out, "HEEENSHIN!" And becomes envelopped in that same light before he literally leaps from the entrance ramp to the ring, the spotlight following him to his spot as he lands. He almost looks like he's gliding from the looks.

"-- the Mega Dragon Fighter, J-Dragon!"

At least he gets some cheers from the crowd. Actual cheers at that.

Bolting into the walkway from the other side of the Ring of Destruction, the Azure Kunoichi known simply as Kasumi is a blur of blue and white. A fighter with no small amount of popularity given her track record, she moves like the wind, the spotlight tasked with tracking her approach struggling then failing to keep up with the young woman's speed.

When she reaches the concrete flooring surrounding the elevated ring, in full view of the bight lights illuminating the venue at the center of the massive arena, the young woman vanishes from sight. A fraction of a second later, a helix of swirling cherry blossoms appears in one of the two lights designated for her team followed by the sudden appearance of Kasumi in a low crouch, caramel-brown eyes closed in a moment of concentration.

Exhaling softly, she rises to standing, attention centered on Juri Han, only faintly aware of the announcers calling out her name and a short history of her prior fight successes. To be pitted against the Taekwondo prodigy with a teammate on her side speaks volumes to the power of her opponent. But it isn't the audience reaction or Juri's rebellious public image that has her troubled...

A glance is cast toward Koto, Kasumi's expression shifting from pensive to warm, a quiet smile, a nod, "I am glad to have a friend." she speaks, her tone encouraging as she looks the young superhero, "Let's do this, J-Dragon."

Hands raised, palms open, she slips into a relaxed ready stance, all attention shifting back to Juri.

Juri rolls her eyes at the display from the J-Dragon... not that the crowd can see it, but he certainly can. "Are you really out here to play hero? Give me a break."

Juri paces forward a little, and then, there's a ringing of the bell. "And the match begins!" the announcer shouts. "Is this going to be a fair fight between these two and one opponent?"

Juri puts one leg up for a second, and regards both fighters like a cat stares at a bird... but J-Dragon's display of loud transformation really did get her attention. Cherry-blossoms, she thinks, is next.

With a sudden and quick slide forward, she leads with her leg. She has no time to mess around, so already the Psycho Power is in effect, each kick toward Koto a blur of purple light edged with psychic energy. She executes three kicks in perfect succession, each fast and flashy.

COMBATSYS: Juri successfully hits Koto with Fusatsusen.

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Juri             0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0             Koto
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                                  |-------\-------\0           Kasumi

Koto gives a thumbs up towards Kasumi, "Glad to be along."

Then he looks up as he seems to almost sense something off. "That power..."

Unfortunately, whatever he was about to say is interrupted by the fact that he was kicked pretty hard a couple times and ends up moving backwards from it. His answer, however, is anything but silent.

A similar, prismatic looking glow comes from his back leg as he takes a full on, almost boxer-like stance before he unleashes just one kick towards Juri. A kick that gives off a boom like thunder. Otherwise, just one hell of a roundhouse kick aimed at the woman's side.

Koto coughs a bit as he brings his leg back down. "Never thought I'd meet someone else with the same power here."

Her focus on Juri falters for a moment as Koto starts to comment on their opponent's power. For an instant, Kasumi takes her eyes off Juri to glance toward her ally, and that's all the time Juri needs to advance and engage the student fighter with a series of violent, Psycho Power empowered kicks.

Eyes widen slightly as the woman in the blue shinobi dress reacts too slow to try and intercept or assist J-Dragon from the violent combination. It's going to take team work to defeat an opponent like this and they aren't off to the best of starts so far!

Recovering from her distracted initiative, Kasumi bolts into action, leaning forward into a short dash to close distance toward Juri's right. Kasumi's arms snap out, attempting to grasp hold of her opponent's forearm so that she can wrench it up and set the skilled martial artist off balance.

In the next instant, in a sequence similar to her entrance to the arena, she vanishes, leaving behind a small swirl of drifting blossoms and the light scent of cherry trees, only to reappear two yards away so that she can charge in, applying all her forward momentum into an elbow strike targeting Juri's side!

"We'll have to work together!" she encourages Koto mid-attack, hoping they can find some rhythm that helps them overcome their opponent's prowess in combat.

COMBATSYS: Koto successfully hits Juri with Thunder Kick.

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Juri             0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0             Koto
                                  >  ///////////////////////////// ]
                                  |-------\-------\0           Kasumi

COMBATSYS: Juri blocks Kasumi's Senpu.

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Juri             0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0             Koto
                                  >  ///////////////////////////// ]
                                  |-------\-------\0           Kasumi

Juri tries to dodge aside from the kick so similar to her own, but falters... not expecting its power. It's a good, clean hit, one that strikes onto her hip and makes her straight leg buckle. But when Kasumi dives in, Juri is a bit more prepared, holding out her hand just at the right time to deflect most of the momentum of the elbow.

Kasumi is the one she's looking in the eye now... those purple eyes, one slightly glowing a bit more than the other. "Okay, not bad. But you'll still have to do better than that."

The last of the drifting blossoms is floating past her as she is already diving forward.

She plants a hand down, and flips her whole body into a single kick. The leg that trails behind it continues to have that edge of power, the purple light leaving a streak in the air that dazzles the audience's eyes.

COMBATSYS: Kasumi blocks Juri's Ryodansatsu.

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Juri             0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0             Koto
                                  >  //////////////////////////    ]
                                  |==-----\-------\0           Kasumi

Her attempted grasp deflected, Kasumi follows through with the committed elbow strike. But with Juri's guard still secure from her initial defense, the combination attack lacks the teeth it was meant to have. At least Koto was able to land a hit in the meantime.

The two meet eyes for a moment, Kasumi's expression reflecting unflinching resolve as Juri issues a pithy appraisal of her abilities thus far. There's no chance for reply as the Azure Kunoichi finds herself immediately pressured, Juri closing in on her space with decisive momentum before sweeping up into her overhead empowered kick.

Raising her arms in front of her, the Mugen Tenshin exile takes the brunt of the force against her forearms, staggering backward three steps as the strength behind Juri's blow thunders down her arms leaving a dull but noticeable numbing ache.

The soft gasp that follows comes not from the blunt force behind the kick, however, but rather the Psycho Power that laces it. The violet energy is scarce enough that opportunities to actively train against its invasive nature are nonexistent. And in that moment, the young woman finds herself wishing she had more knowledge of it.

"Then I will," she replie to Juri's assessment, launching off her back foot into an even faster dash in than she has demonstrated before.

Once more, her hands snap out, attempting to secure a grip on Juri's right arm so that she can wrench it up and hard to the side before releasing her grip and twisting into a crushing elbow strike into the Taekwondo master's sternum in a fully committed, aggressive attack.

Following up on apparently being ignored, Koto watches carefully the exchange as he moves to the side opposite of Kasumi.

He gives a nod at Kasumi's words from before, but he moves not long after Kasumi's striking back against Juri.

The superhero tries to grab Juri around the waist, lift her away from Kasumi, and drop her back and shoulders first on the mat in something like a suplex.

It's not perfect as Kasumi's too close to make it work right, but Koto's definitely trying to get them both some breathing room for a moment or two.

COMBATSYS: Juri blocks Koto's Audacious Slam.

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Juri             0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0             Koto
                                  >  /////////////////////////     ]
                                  |=------\-------\0           Kasumi

COMBATSYS: Kasumi successfully hits Juri with Oboro Gake.

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Juri             1/------=/=======|======-\-------\0             Koto
                                  >  /////////////////////////     ]
                                  |===----\-------\0           Kasumi

This time when Koto goes for the grab, Juri prepares herself for that, first. She holds her leg up, and gets that in the way of his attempt as she blocks with her knee.

But the taunt she threw at Kasumi clearly got her to focus on her attack. The grip gets Juri's arm, and she tries to wrench it back - wrong move, as the elbow strike then connects, burying into her breastbone.

There's just one problem with this really... the fact that now that Kasumi is in close, Juri can strike from this angle too.

She grunts, a little "Ngh," and no sassy comeback just yet. There's just a little pain on Juri's face and she knows she needs to get a little space. She can accomplish this up close by doing a flip--

She does a backflip and spins her legs in a total pinwheel. The blur of light makes it hard to trace her exact position for a moment, and then she is upside-down in the air as her leg spins out. The crowd seems suitably awed by this, but, will it be strong enough to knock Kasumi away?

COMBATSYS: Kasumi counters Senpusha from Juri with Momiji Otoshi EX.
+=+=!= Power Slam! =!=+=+

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Juri             1/-----==/=======|======-\-------\0             Koto
                                  >  ////////////////////////      ]
                                  |====---\-------\0           Kasumi

The presence Juri brings to the Ring of Destruction is impossible to miss. Even in the few exchanges Kasumi's had with her, she can feel the threat the Shadaloo asset represents in combat. If not for the help of the heroically minded J-Dragon, it's likely she would be in way over her head against an opponent like this.

But the fights against organizations like the one Juri affiliates with aren't won alone. The Azure Kunoichi has come to value the power of allies when it comes to facing down the cartels that lurk in shadow. Even as she starts to withdraw from her elbow strike, she's counting on interference from Koto to help secure her escape. Legs tense, arms, bruised from her earlier defense raise, hands open in preparation for a necessary split second defense.

Juri's flip throws her off for a moment, the attack not coming in the instant she had expected it, and there is a moment where the ninja exile looks off-balance as a result, vulnerable to the whirlwind of leg and Psycho Power bursting toward her in a flurry of motion.

But acting purely on reflex driven by intense resolve, Kasumi moves into the attack rather than trying to stumble out of its way, her left arm snapping out with a backhanded strike, her sapphire blue wrist guard taking the hit from Juri's spinning kick, slowing it for the split second necessary for Kasumi to flow around the attack and sweep into a low, strong spinning sweep kick aimed to take the horn-haired young woman's balance out from under her.

"Now!" she encourages J-Dragon, hoping he can capitalize on the moment, still fully aware that it takes both of them to stand a chance.

With Juri suddenly being hit by a sweep, J-Dragon moves in while hopefully the woman's balance is off as he steps to the side rather than remain in the way of the possible falling opponent.
His hands come upwards as prismatic flames suddenly ignite along his hands before shooting out the rather short distance at Juri, and in a wide arc both behind her and towards the opposite side in case she tries to go that way.

"Dragon Flame Swipe!" Comes from the teenage superhero. Obviously the name of the move, and it's rather flashy. How are they explaining that on television again?

COMBATSYS: Juri blocks Koto's Dragon Flame Swipe.

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Juri             1/----===/=======|=======\-------\0             Koto
                                  >  ////////////////////////      ]
                                  |====---\-------\0           Kasumi

Juri's attack is stuffed with a backhand from Kasumi. Kasumi strikes Juri in the jaw, and her head reels back on her neck. It rattles her a bit, and she wipes spit... and blood... from the corner of her mouth.

Still, in spite of the pain, she laughs, a low and throaty chuckle. "Ah... that's it. Hit me like that," she says, in a weird sort of purr...

Her strange eye is glowing more now, and both of them narrow.

Juri knows that she's going to have to dig deep to keep up the pace in the two versus one battle. But this is where she excels: in a challenge.

She drives a hand down and blocks Koto's strike. Then her eyes flash again... as she stares him down.

Kasumi has done more damage to her now, but maybe she can take the flashy hero fighter out and make the odds a little more even. "I've had it with you," she says, and her eye glows just a bit more....

Energy pours into her, almost vaccuumed with the power of her eye. It rolls from her head, and down into her feet, and then she begins rushing Koto down with a series of attacks. Mostly kicks, but a few fist attacks also join the mix, as well as a rush of psychic fire from her Feng Shui Engine energy.

The crowd roars and boos in equal measure, as Juri becomes a sudden blur of attacks, so fast the camera will have to go back to instant replay.

COMBATSYS: Koto blocks Juri's Feng Shui Engine.

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Juri             0/-------/--=====|=======\===----\1             Koto
                                  >  ////////////////////////      ]
                                  |====---\-------\0           Kasumi

Koto is almost unprepared for all of those incoming strikes. The sheer speed definitely has him at a disadvantage as he uses everything he can to block with his hands, knees, and even pushing some blows back to try to off balance the incoming psychic powered attacks.

Unfortunately for him it's whenever he blows with a knee that sends him off balance and all he can do is crouch down nearly to weather the assault with his arms. Despite that, a lot gets through. And a lot of it looks to hurt.

Koto's hands and arms have to ache after weathering all of that. But he shoots out of the cover quite quickly as he tries to grab Juri, spin, and go backwards into a full on suplex meant to set her up for whatever Kasumi can do in the mean time.

Whirling up out of her spin kick, Kasumi is back to a ready stance in a flash, her long ponytail trailing behind her smooth, fluid movements, arms once again raised to a defensive, ready position. Her eyes meet Juri's for a fleeting moment as the attacks she and Koto have landed only seem to have amused her. The chuckle, the almost purr-like intonation of her voice... it's clear that the Psycho Power imbued young woman is enjoying this experience for more than just the thrill of the challenge, the spirit of competition.

Kasumi balks for a moment of indecision, torn between attacking or bracing for another dangerous attack sent her way. In the end, it doesn't matter, as Juri turns her attention to the High School Superhero.

The surge of psionic energy swirling in around Juri is plainly visible, an overt warning of the danger to come next as Koto's own defenses are put to a savage test. Even through he bunkers down to weather out the storm, it's impossible to miss the toll the attacks took on him.

It is with a soft exhale of relief then that Kasumi sees him boldly surge back into action for a bold attack back toward the Shadaloo rebel.

Not wanting to leave his ambition wanting, Kasumi surges forward. If Koto is unsuccessful, she might catch Juri from behind with a one armed lariat against her upper back. If her ally does manage to drop the purple-eyed young woman to the mat, then Kasumi will hop up into a falling elbow drop instead!

COMBATSYS: Koto successfully hits Juri with Grand Superplex.

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Juri             0/-------/=======|-------\-------\0             Koto
                                  >  /////////////////////////     ]
                                  |====---\-------\0           Kasumi

COMBATSYS: Kasumi successfully hits Juri with Medium Lariat.

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Juri             1/------=/=======|-------\-------\0             Koto
                                  >  /////////////////////////     ]
                                  |=====--\-------\0           Kasumi

The announcer is starting to get excited by what's going on in the ring: "The champ is a blur! Can these two heroes take her out?" And then, suddenly, Juri's big attack is cut short when she's grabbed around the waist by a suplex attack.

She's spun around, and totally loses her balance. Koto's attack slams her into the ground and she's dizzied as well...

For Kasumi to come in with the assist! As Juri tries to get up from the mat, an elbow drop cracks into her. The crowd gasps, and the world swims as she's struck hard with the hit.

She tries to look up, and starts hearing the countdown from the ref. Three, two...

"Guess you were... tougher than I thought," Juri says, a little mumbling given the hit.

She had a rough bout before too, but she knows she can still try with whatever she has left.

She gets up from the mat. And in a last burst of desperation she kicks, kicks, and kicks again, striking out at anyone within range... which, considering that it was the last strike that felled her, is aimed for Kasumi!

But after that, unless a miracle happens, she may be down for the count...

COMBATSYS: Juri knocks away Kasumi with Fuharenjin.

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Juri             0/-------/--=====|-------\-------\0             Koto
                                  >  /////////////////             ]
                                  |=======\==-----\1           Kasumi

From way up above the arena, a shadowy figure garbed in black and yellow watches the match intently. Milky white eyes focusing on the action, while the ninja crosses his arms with one foot resting against a light fixture. When the kunoichi below is suddenly tested by the woman in purple, Scorpion's eyes narrow and he mutters.

"Rise up, and Finish Her!"

Koto secures his hold, reckless and ambitious as it is, and leaves Kasumi the opening she was hoping for. The Azure Kunoichi's dropping elbow strike delivered an instant later, the young ninja lands in a seated position on the mat from where it's easy to scramble back up to her feet quickly - an action she wastes no time getting to.

There was a hint that maybe the Psycho Powered woman with weaponized kicks was down for the count and for an instant, Kasumi feels a moment's relief to have pulled through the bout with the helpful assistance of J-Dragon. But the thought is gone in an instant as Juri explodes into a flurry of kicking action.

An empowered heel catches Kasumi in the side, folding her over into the blow with a pained gasp, leaving her vulnerable to another strike to her leg that takes her off her feet and one final impact to her back that sends her hurtling across the ring into the ropes. Stretched taut, the ropes offer no refuge for the battered fighter as Kasumi rebounds off them and falls to the mat, catching herself on her forearms and knees.

Shaking her head, she lifts her right arm to press against her side where Juri's heel had struck true, wincing at the touch. Looking back up across the ring toward Juri, Kasumi sucks in her breath, forcing her lungs to cooperate once more. She wasn't about to leave J-Dragon on his own, not while she could still move!

Surging back onto the offense, Kasumi lunges in low toward Juri before attempting to launch herself into a backflipping kick strong enough to possibly launch the other young woman airborne.

If she succeeds, she'll vanish once more into a whirl of cherry blossoms, reappearing above the mat with the purple-eyed terror and attempting to grab hold from behind and flip back down to the mat such that she lands with her knees on Juri's back before rolling away to escape!

Trying to figure what he can do once the flurry of kicks comes in, J-Dragon pursues the kicking machine that is Juri. He waits for the best moment as he doesn't want to waist it.

And once Kasumi does the flurry of movement, the masked superhero is setting himself. Waiting for Juri to rise up with enough distance for him to use the ring to his advantage hopefully. Prismatic energy goes for his hands as a brief flare shows wings instead of arms as he charges forward, trying to catch Juri in an almost spear attempt it seems like.

At least until he tries to lift her instead one handed with psychic energies flaring around the one hand as he tries to charge past where she was going. Then literally toss her towards the ropes. All one handed at that. It's a good follow up, surely!

COMBATSYS: Koto successfully hits Juri with Flying Dragon.

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Juri             0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0             Koto
                                  >  /////////////////             ]
                                  |=------\-------\0           Kasumi

COMBATSYS: Juri interrupts Shinden Raku from Kasumi with Shotenha.

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                                  |==-----\-------\0             Koto
                                  >  ///////////                   ]
                                  |====---\-------\0           Kasumi

COMBATSYS: Juri can no longer fight.

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                                  |==-----\-------\0             Koto
                                  >  ///////////                   ]
                                  |====---\-------\0           Kasumi

The ref count stops as Juri is back on her feet again. She's wobbling, but she's definitely not going to give up easily even against difficult odds!

There's that shout from the crowd and she knows that she hasn't got much left in her. She's still up, but she has to make this count...

If she could have gotten out of the way of that attack from J-Dragon, she would have managed to stay on her feet. And she almost does, dodging away, but she's too slow from the other compounding injuries on her. The one-handed toss gets her and sends her flying...

She's face-to-face with cherry blossoms again. She knows that this means Kasumi isn't far away, but her vision is blurry with light and power. So she reacts almost insintctively, kicking straight up with a wave of Psycho Power that causes a gasp from the crowd!

But it's not enough. Even though she gets a strong strike in, the amount of damage she's already taken has taken its toll. Juri is grabbed and falls... not exactly in a slam, but awkwardly enough that she won't get back up.

This time, the ref counts all the way down.

"Winners: Kasumi, and J-Dragon!"

Seeing the kick after the toss he did, J-Dragon turns as he notices his partner in the air, about to be kicked. And he does the heroic thing.

Leaping upwards, he tries to catch her so she's not going to have a rough landing after all of that. He knows how much those kicks hurt, after all, and he's the one with a psychic power costume, after all!

The teenage superhero might skid a little from impact on landing, but the fact is that he'll at least make sure to set her safely on her feet afterwards.

By then the winners are announced and the teen looks to where Juri last one before looking at Kasumi and giving a rather shaky bow of thanks towards her. A traditional bow at that. "Thank you for teaming up with me, Kasumi."

From up above, the figure nods, satisfied.

And then he is gone.

It is difficult to predict the actions of an opponent who elicits some amount of enjoyment from the pain inherent to hand to hand combat... and even more difficult to anticipate the actions of someone like that who also has nothing to lose as the final clash of attacks plays out.

All plans about how she was going to engage Juri in that moment go out the window when a snap kick wreathed in Psycho Power catches her in the jaw just before the full force of her technique can land. Seeing stars as she's launched into a steep, backward arc through the air, she's too dazed to recover into a more graceful landing and a pending hard impact with the Ring of Destruction's mat seems inevitable.

J-Dragon intercedes, catching Kasumi out of the air before she plummets against the mat, giving her a moment to shake her head and blink her eyes, attempting to get her vision to stop swimming for a moment. Set on her feet, she lifts her right hand to rub at her cheek, blinking again toward Juri then back toward Koto, expression showing signs of relief to see that he pulled through the challenging match so well.

"I couldn't have done it without you." She straightens as the sensation of dizziness fades, hands in front of her lap as she executes a brief bow back toward him, smile working its way into her expression as she forces back the trepidation she felt facing the Shadaloo operative in the arena. "It's good to know there are heroes like you in the world. Thank you, J-Dragon."

But SLAMFEST must continue and the Azure Kunoichi makes her way from the arena as soon as she's feeling clearheaded enough to make the trek backstage without stumbling. Hopefully her bruises will fade before her next bout!

COMBATSYS: Kasumi has left the fight here.

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                                  |==-----\-------\0             Koto

Log created on 10:50:57 02/08/2020 by Juri, and last modified on 13:30:41 02/10/2020.