NDP 2011.12 - NDP #13: Aranha vs Eiserne

Description: The NDP has Aranha square off against Eiserne. The fight starts out brutally which steadily increases until Eiserne walks away laughing and Aranha walks away confused and angry. (Winner: Aranha)

The Neo Development league has sent out a listing of matchups and one of those matches sends a pair of fighters to an occasionally abandoned Shinto shrine in Southtown.

One of these fighters, Aranha, has fought here once before early in his fighting career against Mizuki. Now that he's both here and further along in his career he can't help but wonder what had happened to her.

His musing on the past is brief if only because now he's facing someone totally different. A fighter named Eiserne. He didn't have much more info on her other than her name but even still, he probably needs to keep from getting cocky. Overconfidence was the quickest way to fall in both fighting and parkour.

Aranha arrives to the shrine with little fanfare due to not many people wanting to make their way here, and then he waits patiently on the stone walkway for his opponent to arrive as he adjusts his denim jacket.

There is quite the commotion in the 'parking lot' closest to the shrine, A humvee the size of a small bus wedged between one of the crew vans full of expensive equipment and a catering van so tightly the van is tipped up onto just two of its wheels not to mention the damage caused to all three vehicles. The man responsible for the van falls to his knees in horror at the sight as a limber looking girl slips out through one of the open windows and walks along the top of the drab olive green vehicle.

"Where's the Aranha Guy?"

She picks him up by the front of his shirt, furious looking eyes with darker shadows beneath them. "Give me directions, okay?" The somewhat coy seeming gesture in the midst of holding him up by his lapel causes the man to point towards the extremely obvious looking and only pathway starting into the forest toward the shrine.

Eiserne drops him on his rear and dusts her hands off, well obviously it was that way, dur. She starts walking, she has no idea the walk ahead of her but also no real thought that she had been lied to. That guy had looked terrified of her enough that she doubted he life, and if he had, She would find him again afterwards. She skips along the path with that thought in mind pigtails bobbing and humming happily. Quite a hike however.

"What a shit hole!"

A loud and disrespectful exclamation for a small girl who only just arrived, she's only half dressed and wrapped in brightly coloured rangs, looking more like a circus performer than a fighter.

Aranha's attention is instantly drawn to the said disrespectful exclamation and considering the fact that she definitely was carrying equipment or badges anything else that would identify her as staff of the NDP, the obvious conclusion would be that this is the fighter that he was waiting for.

"Ahh you finally arrived. How's it goin'?" The light skinned African American circles the area for a bit as he begins to study the environment, and in particular, the trees since unlike his first fight, this one would be taking place outdoors. After that he gives Eiserne a quick glance before looking over to the official and waiting for him to start the fight.

All of a sudden the capoeirista goes from stationary to in motion, dancing closer and closer before tilting himself into a handstand and spins around his hands as his feet lash out with kicks to the colorfully dressed fighter.

COMBATSYS: Aranha has started a fight here.

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Aranha           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Eiserne has joined the fight here.

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Eiserne          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Aranha

COMBATSYS: Eiserne wears a silver bracelet on her wrist.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Aranha

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Eiserne with Inverted Tornado.
Grazing Hit

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0           Aranha

Eiserne seems quite bored with the waiting, she keeps juggling a sharp blade with the handle tied to long cord of rags that seems woven into the outfit she is wearing, juggling it and watching Aranha with a bright eyes and without an form of reply, an unsettling fascination bordering on obsession.

The moment the fight begins she cocks her head to the side watching the handstand and the spinning rotor like blow by leaning back at the last instant, a tear in her cheek and line of droplets hanging in mid air as her lips spread in a too wide grin.

"You got me!"

The concession made at the end of a game. But as she rolls her body backwards and bending at the waist and knees she scythes both her own legs up in an attempt to grab and take down the other fighter, she strong and quick, and possibly completely insane!

COMBATSYS: Aranha dodges Eiserne's Quick Throw.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0           Aranha

At the end of the kicking attack, Aranha swings his arm out to power an additional spin that allows him to move away from her which gives him just a little more extra time to react to her moving in to close the distance between them when she moves in to scythe her legs about his to perform a take down, he's more than prepared for it. He's actually waiting for it. He performs a front flip up and over the take down attempt.

When Aranha lands, it's on the palms of his hands with his legs pulled in and he looks under himself at her so he can watch her as he performs a mule kick with both legs right her head.

As he spins to his feet, the capoeirista can't help but raise an eyebrow at his opponent. While Aranha's own sanity can be considered questionable at best, she seems to be at least couple strings short of a tennis racket. "Hmm..." He says as he prepares to improvise. After all, the crazy ones are usually the harder ones to predict.

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Eiserne with Strong Kick.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0           Aranha

having whipped her entire body completely backwards into a kneeling crouch Eiserne seems disappointed, pff if that's how he wanted to play it, canging his attack just because he was afraid of getting hurt. She snorts and actually gives the impression of looking down her nose at him still smiling however she does slowly mouth and form each individual and drawn out syllable as she Insults him "C-ow-ar-d" she laughs outrageously like its the bets joke in the world. Both feet crash into her face and she doesn't even move, the ground below her face is suddenly dotted with a sprinkling of red petals as blood drips from her face and chin.

"Ghe heh heh heh HAHAHAHA, that it!"

She sweeps at the feet with a back of her forearm to knock the aside but its the upraised arm and the descending blade, wreathed in purple flame coated thats much more of a concern.

COMBATSYS: Aranha dodges Eiserne's Random Strike.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0           Aranha

The lips curl into a grin as she swings a forearm at his feet, dancing out of the way of it before it connects and then cartwheels away from the purple flame coated blade seemingly with a relaxed ease. He only has one response to her taunting. "Hypocrite. Don't pretend that you didn't put effort into avoiding my first attack because you /did,/" said with all of sureness of someone who has an eye trained for seeing things in way more detail than most.

He then goes back onto the offensive delivering a blue glowing roundhouse followed by a spinning jump kick similarly engulfed in blue chi and then turning around so he can perform a back flip at Eiserne delivering a final blue chi kick down upon her head.

COMBATSYS: Eiserne blocks Aranha's Aggressive Dance.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0           Aranha

Eiserne stares at the dagger, its tip embedded somewhat into the ground despite the fact she made contact with stone "Oh" she blinks confusedly not understanding how that hadn't worked. Eiserne usually made stabbing people look easily, but it didn't work when she tried it. She swivels her head back and forth to look for Aranha and exclaims "found you!" when she spies the capoeirista.

The look on her face is positively dumbfounded when he calls her a hypocrite, she looks perplexed and a little blank as he winds up for the chi powered kick which she throws up her amrs to ward off. She sbackflips neatly with the blow and rolls backwards into a crouch where her raised forearms are still in fornt of and protecting her face, the bracelet on her wrist jingles slightly and reflects the light but the faint smoulder where the chi made connect with her arm is definitely what she is paying most attention to.

"Silly little kitten, he isn't playing."

The same woman speaks but the voice is calm, more morose and less emotional, stature, demeanour and attitide different completely different, as she slowly stands and sets a fist on her hip, much more mature seeming. She gently works her shoulder around and watches him, she's seen enough of his technique. Tricky and fast. Powerful man, but just a man nonetheless.

COMBATSYS: Eiserne switches her Mindset.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0           Aranha

Aranha has fought people who shift from stance to stance, he has fought a machine that has jettisoned armor to move faster and lighter but through it all, their appearance and general demeanor remained the same. Not so with his current opponent. Plus the fact that what she said wasn't directed to him. And there we have it, proof that his opponent has psychological issues. This also means that whatever he learned about his opponent, is probably going to be thrown out. His overall plan of being ready to improvise hasn't been thrown out.

He takes a breath and prepares himself for what to him pretty much amounts to a new battle for him. He needs to take advange of the reprieve from being on the receiving end of her attacks even if they haven't connected. He dances in close to the ex circus performer and then spins around slapping her face with the outside of his foot in an outside crescent kick.

"Does this side have a name as well or do you both go by Eiserne, or is this all just a performance?"

COMBATSYS: Eiserne counters Spin Kick from Aranha with Highball.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0           Aranha

The woman continues to watch, tired circles under her eyes and emotionless seeming predatory eyes. The corner of her mouth turn up at the question, secretly she is pleased he isn't a complete fool. Anyone who didn't notice the changeover would be almost a travesty to kill, since they would attribute their defeat to her other self.

"I wonder.."

She continues to stand without guard as Aranha attacks only bothering to raise one hand in a vague guard gesture. Angling her body she rolls her entire upper body around, Her hand gently placed on the shin of the sweeping leg she lets push her back and around that she begins to come right back into the space she occupied prior to the the attack. Her leg snaps up in a scandalous and completely unfair low blow on her opponent.

"What do you think the answer is..?"

The voice takes on al almost motherly and gently tone despite her actions, her eyes making no effort to conceal the amusement that sadistic maneuver brought her, or them.

And suddenly the capoeirista collapses to the ground clutching his family jewels as men watching this fight all over the world cringe clutch their own in sympathy. The capoeirista slowly rises to his feet. He takes deep breaths and then he looks this fighter over once again.

"I see. It's going to be one of those fights, huh?"

His own smile becomes somewhat predatory as he goes into ginga swaying to the rhythm that only he hears in his head(since his Oakley Thumps tend to meet unfortunate ends in this type of thing)

He then comes in close before dropping his torso low as he touches the ground with both hands allowing him to swing a spinning back heel kick to her head while giving him the stability that having three points on the ground can give.

COMBATSYS: Eiserne counters Heel Kick from Aranha with Sangaree.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0           Aranha

Eiserne jumps up and back to get away from the ascending kick, she gets a good lock at the sole of his sneakers as stab up towards her head but fall short because she is already on her way up. The arm wound up with rags is already gently twirling as it unravels exposing yet more bare skin to the elements, but she grabs the dagger like blade and hurls it down, a clear miss, close to but no hit on the opponent.


She Pulls hard on the cord and rather than snapping it elastically gives just a little and then her gentle backwards flight becomes an incoming and descending fly kick. She slams into the young man and drives him into the ground, body surfing along for a few feet but having to leap off before reaching the limit of her anchor. It takes a good swift tug to free the dagger but she is gently inspecting the blade for damage rather than worrying about her opponents condition.

The capoeirista swings himself up into an upright position just in time to get caught with a descending fly kick right to the chest. He's slid back a good distance as both his denim jacket and the capoeirista wearing it both get severely damaged. As he takes inventory on himself, there's probably going to be bruise on his chest possibly some cracked ribs and a whole lot of pain anyway.

Aranha doesn't even bother rising to his feet. Instead he plants his hand down on the ground and elevates himself into a handstand. He takes step after step on his hands before he snaps down a series of kicks down upon the dagger wielder.

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Eiserne with Inverted Flurry.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Aranha

Throwing up an arm to ward off the blows Eiserne is still driven to her knees by the constant attacks the Shins crashing into her forearm but the foot behind her blow raining blood havoc hon her head sheltered behind the arm. Even more blood runs in rivulets now down her face and neck, possibly a tear in her scalp.

She begins to growl under the constant pressure of blows before throwing her own kick back, Her boot is a lot harder with a square raised heel and a lot of force behind it, the face looking down at Aranha wear an expression that could be best described as murderous, the smell of her own blood in her nostrils is obscene enough to begin to push her over the edge.

COMBATSYS: Aranha interrupts Heavy Kick from Eiserne with Dead Man's Hand EX.

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Eiserne [E]      1/-----==/=======|=======\===----\1           Aranha

The Dancing Spider's assault ends and he tilts out of the handstand and into a crouch. His body is low just as he watches Eiserne go for a kick of her own. He reacts quickly, charging into her kick close enough that she can't get full extension of her leg, which is probably a good thing since even just partial extension hurt somewhat. Before she can draw back her leg he swings a blue glowing hand across her face with a pimp slap from hell. The resulting smack echoes for a few good seconds. But even before she recovers, Aranha swings a foot right between her legs as a response to her low blow performed on him. And as he has demonstrated on Pas, Naerose, and now on Eiserne, he's pretty willing to give women low blows if they do so to him first.

After that, he steps back and nods before going back into ginga. Watching her carefully. "You had it wrong. I was playing before. I'm not anymore,"

Eisernes eyes are open wide with the slap, her pupils dance back and forth in her head with the slap, voices and memories mix together in a tumultuous wave that assails her little island of consciousness and relative sanity. Rolling to the left the pupils slowly come back around to track on Aranha as he is leaving her field of view.


And then... he kicks her, she drops like a sack of rocks and lies on the ground holding herself for a good six seconds, a pall falls over the camera crew who have been watching and trying to get some decent shots, one of them exclaims 'She totally deserved that.'

Climbing back to her feet she is slow in straitening completely, that must have been a particularly painful low blow. Eiserne spits, a frothy pink spot on the already bloody grounds and turns back to Aranha, there's a definitely smile there now, the eyes are still dark and emotion suppressed but she does seem a little friendlier, for better or worse. "You don't say... good. I like strong men!"

COMBATSYS: Eiserne gains composure.

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Eiserne [E]      1/------=/=======|=======\===----\1           Aranha

When Eiserne rises from the pimp slap from hell and the retaliatory low blow with a smile, Aranha raises an eyebrow. Considering two of the three women that he has hit with low blows have come out of it smiling and seeming react positively afterwards with one of them actually laughing, he's starting to rethink hitting women there. Then again those two were as far as Aranha was concerned totally insane.

The capoeirista takes a deep breath and then swings a powerful roundhouse to the head of the psychologically fractured woman with as much force as he can muster. He then follows that kick up with a kick delivered from the same leg going back the direction it came in the form of a back heel kick that hooks around the back of Eiserne's neck at which point he uses his leg to yank the woman face first to the ground, hard.

COMBATSYS: Eiserne blocks Aranha's Face Down.

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Eiserne [E]      1/-----==/=======|-------\-------\0           Aranha

Eiserne blocks the first of Aranhas blows forearm raised to the right of her head she weathers the blow with nary any give to her arm or stance, the smile on her face thin lipped faintly amused. The blood trailing down from her hairline and streaking her face she seems positively ghoulish.

The kick hooks and drives her towards the ground, she quickly adapts out of necessity and turns it it into a lunge and slide moving past the young man and settling into his rear arc, she starting to turn her head to acquire the target and just lunges right towards his back with her own, leading with her shoulder blade and then standing demurely with her back still towards him but coyly looking over one shoulder.

"But- toys are always the most Interesting right before they break."

She wants to see it! that pained face, would he cry? beg for his life!?. She should just kill him cleanly and escape, but there are witnesses. Finish them too, this area was pretty isolated, more death! more destruction!

"SHUT UP! I'm fighting him, not you!"

COMBATSYS: Aranha dodges Eiserne's Chaser.

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Eiserne [E]      1/------=/=======|-------\-------\0           Aranha

Instead, Aranha doesn't stick around to take the shot opting to spin around the attack with a spinning dance. However there's a difference in how Aranha is moving now as compared to before. He's making an active effort to get out of the way. Perhaps it was the ghoulish look on her face or the fact that he simply doesn't trust anyone who would hit him in the balls anywhere near his back. More than likely, all of the above.

The capoeirista then dances for a moment watching this incredibly creepy fighter and then he cartwheels at her lashing out with a couple of quick kicks.

The capoeirista doesn't verbally respond to the rantings of the woman's two personalities though he has a lot he wants to say. Considering their words he should probably fight as though his life depended on it. Even if knowledge of that is there, he shows the world the picture of intense focus. It's different from the image of the laid back but still observant capoeirista/traceur that he usually presents to the world when he fights in league/NDP/SNFs.

COMBATSYS: Eiserne counters Light Kick from Aranha with Supercall.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0           Aranha

Though distracted by inner murmurings and politics Eisernes focus is on the young man, and making him fall, /his weeping would be so sweet/. She continues to look over her shoulder as she bounces in a way that might even be seductive if not for the predatory look in her eyes and the lines of red tricking down her face staining red patches into the bright green rags she almost wears as clothing.

The capoeirista getting away from her attack was a mild annoyance but she is quite happy to wait for him to come back, this fight has been close quarters and vicious form the first moment, he will come back to her. The handstand was novel, but it played into what she had planned to do next anyway, /make him howl!/ She drops low, well under the intend kicks and neatly sweeps her legs at the arms supporting all of weight, continuing to spin she powers right on through into a butterfly kick to dive the point he should stay down home. Standing over the boy her smile suddenly widens as she raises her leg and begins to stomp on the prone young man "There, and there and there and there." raining a thick raised heel of her boots down upon him and stomping over and over again with a blow so vicious she is almost capable of damaging the ground beneath his prone body.

"Does it hurt? Tell me it hurts!" The bright expressive and joyfilled eyes looking down at him suddenly become blank and morose once again.

"Stay out of this."

She hisses the last with rebuke and annoyance in her voice, an adult bothered by a noisome child and sick to death of it. There is still work to finish.

Yes. Yes it did hurt. A lot. With the arms taken out from under him, he drops like a sack of potatoes only to be opened up to stomps over his chest adding insult to injury. Though the pain was intense and told his body that yes indeed he should stay down, he doesn't let out anything more than grunt with the impact of booted heel. Not wanting to give either of those personalities the satisfaction of hearing him cry out in the pain that he is most sincerely feeling.

When the stomping stops he slowly rises to his feet. There is a bit of unsteady swaying at first. And he answers her telling the truth but not exactly the truth that either of them would want to hear. "Eh. I've been hit harder."

At first Aranha ponders not elaborating on that point but changes his mind. "I have been stabbed, and shot. I've taken blows that would've killed most. I have taken a punch that has killed elephants and lived to tell the tale, I've fought a man who wrestles bears and taken all the brutality that he could dish out. I've stared nightmares in the face while still in the land of the awake."

As he goes on, he seems to be pumping himself up finding emotional strength from remembering all that he's gone through to get to this point. "And if you think that you can break me psychologically and physically with stuff like that, you are sadly mistaken."

COMBATSYS: Aranha gains composure.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0           Aranha

Eiserne spits the words from her lips, they are filled with derision and amusement, mockery of the highest levels form someone who doesn't even believe in calling others name.

"Is that all?"

She folds her arms neatly and rocks back onto one leg, there is absolutely nothing in her eyes to indicate any kind of interest in any of that, shot? Fighting strong men? Those were the prices you paid for having fun. Real suffering was enduring the unendurable, surviving where no-one else survived, but then her lips tremble a chuckles starts in her chest and she cannot suppress it.

Eiserne throws her head back and laughs, they all do, Eiserne comes together as a whole as every part is united by the same levels iof mirth. He is the funniest man in the universe!

She is laughing so hard she doubles over and is wiping hard at her eyes, tears rolling down her face and mixing with the blood but Eiserne is positively incapacitated with laughter.

"Oh, I'm sorry. That's just too much." she knuckles a tear form her eye an stand there still trying to control the giggles and suppress them all. She waves her hand back and forth in front of her

"No fair, how am I supposed to fight you when you do that."

Still chuckling she waves her hand at one of the folk on the sideline almost ignoring Aranha for the moment and making come hither gesture to the watching crew and camera men, fist on hips and her stance completely open and void of all defense.

"You there, little men. I give up.. this tragic little hero may have his victory." She sniffs and shakes her her, almost laughing once again. It wasn't fair, when was the last time she had laughed this much? Ever? He was very funny.

COMBATSYS: Eiserne takes no action.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0           Aranha

She gives up?

The capoeirista raises an eyebrow at first confused at first and then angry at being condescended to but then he decides to let it roll off his back. After all if he gets a victory out of it so be it. It's the least he can get. "The point I was trying to make was that you talk about breaking me but you simply don't posess the tools to do so. When it comes to the fighting world, you ain't shit. You don't seem to realize it either. I know where I am and just like you I ain't shit either. But at least I've been through enough to know that I'm not the shit."

He smiles and shrugs. "There was a proverb that says, 'He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool. Shun him.' I choose to do the same with you. And hopefully that foolishness doesn't get your stupid ass killed."

Aranha turns his back on Eiserne and holds up a peace sign as he walks away.

COMBATSYS: Aranha takes no action.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0           Aranha

COMBATSYS: Aranha has left the fight here.

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Eiserne [E]      0/-------/------=|

Log created on 19:59:45 12/04/2011 by Aranha, and last modified on 11:13:44 12/06/2011.