SNF 2014.12 - SNF: Spear, Shield, and Shadow

Description: Set upon the beaches of Southtown, this battle is based on the premise of an odd re-enactment of the Battle of Troy. Trojan, Spartan, and dark God meet on the field of battle and clash against the tides of fate to determine who shall emerge victorious! (Winner: Makoto)

The air is full of many things today. The fresh unmistakable smell of brine is the most obvious of these things, salt and sand mixing together to create the unique and pungent aroma of the sea. For an island nation such as Japan, the deep blue tides of the vast ocean represent many things: sustenance, prosperity, protection. It is a force of nature that both shields them from the outside world and provides for many of their needs.

But like any force of nature, the ocean can also be a herald of death and destruction; an instrument through which the gods of old displayed their great power and terrible wrath. Few believe in those gods these days. Mankind, for the most part, has evolved to place its faith in science instead of sorcerery. Fire and thunder hold no more mysteries that must be explained away with tales of deities and demons.

Today, however, a harkening back to those days of yore has been set forth. The ancient kingdom of Troy, much like Japan, relied upon the seas for its needs and protection. The Gods were a part of every day life for those that dwelled within its walls but the masters of the great Mount Olympus were a petty and unpredictable lot. Caught in the midst of a jealous god's quarrel, the city was besieged and eventually fell to trickery and deceit. That famous battle, whether a tale of historical truth or merely another fantasy born from an age of epic legends, will be reenacted here today!

Well, sort of.

When most people think of historical theatre of this nature they imagine hordes of strange men in authentic costumes playing war on a big field. Today is more of a homage to the ancient Greek epic. Why? To spice things up, ofcourse! Just go with it.

Makoto has taken a similar outlook on the entire thing, despite how ridiculous it is. Any event organized by such a famous corporation is sure to draw crowds and that means more publicity! She's even gone so far as to put on the costume they provided and now that the moment draws near, she's starting to enjoy the set up.

Dressed in what appears to be period appropriate leather armor, the small karateka stands atop the wall of a wooden fort that has been erected on the sands of the Southtown beach. Banners and flags flutter in the chill winter breeze but despite having only a traditional pteruges to protect her legs, those kilts of iron-studded leather you always see in movies, she doesn't appear to be terribly bothered by the weather.

With crossed arms and a stern expression, Makoto stands like a stoic guardian over the gates of 'Troy', awaiting the arrival of her enemies.

It's a glorious day, a rather nice day

A day for a wonderful FIGHTING

A re-enactment, my dear, to be perfectly clear

Re-enactment of historical FIGHTING

Lucrezia Loncar is on that triremeand looking out towards the wooden fort that has been erected in order to represent the land of Troy. She is wearing a diaphanous toga that is certainly form flattering, even once it's been cinched up so it doesn't drape or flop everywhere, along with a rather imperious spartan helmet. How can you tell it's spartan? From the brush plume on top... and the fact that it has been painted green.

Maybe she went to MSU.

She has that fancy e-cigarette, also with a green tip, hanging from her lips as she stands there, glancing off towards the recording area and awaiting a signal. Periodically she exhales a little green vapor. It's clearly a theme with her... the MSU pride theory grows in strength.

But then there's a signal. Lucrezia reaches over to pluck up her spear from where it's leaned against the gunwales (well, spearwales?) of the boat, twisting it around and flourishing it over her shoulders as she warms up. As she steps towards the side of the landed trireme she grabs something...

And after landing in the sand she puts it on the tip of her spear. Like a golf club caddy.

It's a tiny horse mask.

Lucrezia huddles behind it and starts to crab-walk towards the gates.

(Can't believe i'm going through with this.... oh well. May as well make it fun!)

It is a nice day indeed..... what better to do than add MORE fight! This is exactly what Munin plans to do as she watches Lucrezia approach the 'gates' from her hiding place not far. As the pair close, she puts on some theatrics, causing a small burst of shadowy chi from her body as she quickly leaps into view from the shadows.

Munin, too, dressed for the event, clearly drawing on more... modern sources. She is wearing a black toga, sandals on her feet, dark metal bracers around her hands with a glowing violet gem set into each. She dyed her hair a dark blue, and from her form shadowy wisps of chi drifts like black mist as she locks her glowing purple eyes on the pair and gives an intense, twisted smirk.

Crossing her arms, she calmly approaches to within range of where all three will eventually ultimately do battle, waiting to see how this unfolds before throwing attacks of her own.....

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia has started a fight here.

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Lucrezia         0/-------/-------|

Despite her love for all things battle related, foreign history isn't really one of Makoto's strong points. Sure, she's heard of the Battle of Troy, but it's not like she's a giant mythology buff or anything. So she's mostly winging it here.

The girl remains silent as the 'hidden' warrior approaches the gates of the city-fort behind her incredibly detailed recreation of the Trojan Horse, merely glaring straight ahead in an almost statuesque manner. Only the wind billowing through her armor and hair, and ofcourse the long yellow hachimachi tied around her neck, gives any indication that she isn't made entirely out of stone. It is not until the mysterious Horse is before the gates that she speaks, her voice easily bellowing across the open expanse of the beach for the benefit of the spectators.

"Halt! Who approaches the gates of this mighty fortress?"

Lucrezia takes the thing out of her mouth and puts it up in her helmet somewhere. (There may be a space for holding pens. This helmet may be from MSU's engineering program.)

She clears her throat.

"Nobody," she replies, even as her eyes cut towards Munin. Lucrezia's approach to the gates slows now, becoming more of a steady creep.

For now, Munin seems content to watch the shenanigans. It's still a 'mortal' affair, and not for the 'gods' to directly interfere with.....

At least, not yet!

As comically ridiculous as the answer is, Makoto plays it straight and merely lapses into grim silence once more until the Horse is directly at the gates beneath her. At this point, she turns to the crowd and throws her arms wide, shouting with a joyous tone.

"What is this? The Greek attackers have quit the field and returned to their own shores! As pennance for their crimes against our fair land, they have left us a gift - a great wooden statue in the shape of a sacred horse! Surely this is a sign that the Gods have favored us! We shall take this offering into the city and devote it to our Goddess Athena!"

A chorus of mixed responses erupts from the onlookers, some displaying their support of the ham-fistsed performance with laughs or cheers while others yell useless warnings about the folly of such action.

Makoto ignores them all. Dropping down from her perch with fearless leap, the girl falls to the sandy beach within the fort and strides over to its large doors. Without any hesitation, she heaves the 2x4 plank bracing them shut aside and throws the gates open with a dramatic flair.

COMBATSYS: Makoto has joined the fight here.

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Makoto           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0         Lucrezia

Lucrezia realizes belatedly she had the wrong pagan myth going on there. Oh well, she thinks, even as Makoto makes her enunciation. She lets out a small sigh, glancing off to the crowd, and when Makoto hops behind the wall and starts fussing with the 2x4, she winks.

She then turns and raises her arm, taking her time watch closely. She sees the doors swing open - and just as they reach their apogee, Lucrezia HURLS the spear forwards!

So, therefore, the first thing that the erstwhile Trojanwoman sees is a rubber-masked spear flying towards her. The horse's huge blank eyes are terrifying yet liberating, but is this just a sign of friendship?

Neigh way, Jose.

Looking over, the underworld 'goddess' Hades seems to have vanished back into the shadows! Once the spear is thrown, however, she reveals herself once more, leaping from the shadows to the side to come at Lucrezia from behind while she appears to be open to attack!

With a feral grin, Munin shouts "To attack the city without first showing proper respect to it's gods demands retribution, mortal!", as she rushes in with a sweep of chi from her palm!

COMBATSYS: Munin has joined the fight here in the center.

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Makoto           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-------

COMBATSYS: Makoto dodges Lucrezia's Numquid Ego Te Hinc?.

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Makoto           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-------

The gates creak ominously as they swing ponderously open to allow the great gift that has been left entry into the city. Makoto the Trojan stands oblivious to the trap that lies in wait for her, one arm stretched to either side in order to pull the great wooden barriers apart. Sunlight floods through the crack, blinding her momentarily with white haze, but a figure explodes to fill the void of blurry color only moments later.

Reacting on pure instinct, the leather-clad warrior pulls to the side at the last second and the horse-shaped spear tip thrusts into the air mere centimeters past her face. Legitimate surprise washes over the girl and she spits a curse, stumbling back onto her butt in the sand.

"What is this?!" She lifts a finger, pointing it accusingly at the very green woman that stands before the now open gates. "We have been deceived! To arms!"

Seeing as she's the only defender of this here fort, Makoto takes her own advice and scrambles to the back of the small construction where several shields and other replica weapons are aligned on racks. She snatches up one of the large wooden barriers and then, after a moment of thought, grabs another. Now armed with a large disk on each arm, she turns to face the would-be invader with a fierce glare!

COMBATSYS: Makoto focuses on her next action.

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Makoto           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-------

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia blocks Munin's Mirror Image.

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Makoto           0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-------

Munin rushes in and tries to lay the slap on Lucrezia! Who is temporarily without her spear, and thus unable to do a ton about it. As Makoto points at her, she throws up an arm - and Munin's blow strikes home, but not right on her head.

Though she's got that helmet, doesn't she?

Either way, Lucrezia lunges inwards and picks up her spear where it landed on the other side, and says to Makoto, "Hold on! Before you do anything, listen to me for a moment, alright?! I mean, now I've gotten where I want to be, right? But there's something you're overlooking."

Lucrezia points with the tip of her spear. "This whole thing is the fault of a big argument up on Mount Olympus, right? We've been played for fools for the amusement of the gods! We shouldn't be fighting each other!"

Typical greek sophistry!? (Yes.) Lucrezia is gasping for breath as she does it, though. Maybe she's had more taken out of her by that shot on the part of Munin than she's letting on.

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia focuses on her next action.

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Makoto           0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-------

To this Munin headtilts, then grins viciously "Such blasphemy in the presence of the gods shall not go unpunished, mortal". The wisps of shadow-like chi drifting off her form thicken a bit "Don't worry. I am not without mercy. I'll take your cries and screams of agony as payment in place of your life for such transgressions".

COMBATSYS: Munin focuses on her next action.

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Makoto           0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-------

"It is not for us to question the will of the Gods! If the Greeks cared for such intrigues then you should have considered such things before laying seige to this place!"

Doesn't look like she's going to get out of it that easily.

Apparently done with words, Makoto bellows a challenging war cry and throws herself at the spear-wielding girl. Bringing one of the shields up infront of her body, she uses it as a battering ram, aiming to simply run Lucrezia over like a zamboni.

COMBATSYS: Makoto knocks away Lucrezia with Hayate.
- Power hit! -

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Makoto           0/-------/-======|>>>>>>>\-------\0         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-------


As Makoto raises her shield, held fast by her giant truckasaurus hands, Lucrezia brings her spear around as if to try and brace for the blow. Sadly, while this defense would be just, it is not to be. Makoto eludes her, smashes into her, and sends her flying down into the sand, trampled underneath her mighty sandals!

But wait!

Lucrezia pivots around onto her belly, showing her backside to Munin, who may be tempted to strike deep and penetrate her defenses. But in the meantime, she lunges forwards towards the heel of the passing Makoto, aiming to give her quite the dolorous stroke on the Achilles' tendon!

Ironic, isn't it?

It would be correct to assume Munin would take a shot at Lucrezia as she turns her back. However, as the gal is fast to move in, it is a very quick strike, a simple kick to her rear-end, more for humiliation than for damage, and for Munins own amusement.

As Lucrezia moves back in on Makoto, the goddess Hades circles sideways at a moderate pace, giving the two time to engage each other a bit before going for blood again at one of the two!

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia successfully hits Makoto with Hengen EX.

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Makoto           1/-----==/=======|>>>>>>>\>------\1         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-------


Makoto lets out a squawk of pain and surprise as the wooden shaft slams into her ankle from behind. She hadn't been expecting a counter attack so quickly and it catches her completely off guard, neatly knocking the leg in question out from under her body and sending the girl sprawling face-first into the sand.

The small girl lies there for a few moments, butt sticking up in the air as she struggles to right herself with a shield affixed to each arm. Eventually, she just rolls forward and twists to the side, popping back to her feet with a neat little hop.

Her glare affixes first on the Greek still in the sand but the interference of the very glowy interloper draws her attention a moment later. "Hades!" She cries out the god's name with a mixture of anger and contempt, fists tightening on the leather straps of her shields. "You have business here! Be gone, foul one! I shall send this Greek dog to your doorstep soon enough!"

It quickly becomes clear that she isn't asking. Makoto lowers her shoulder and barrels in with another charge, stepping lightly around the fallen Lucrezia to try and avoid any treacherous back stabbing, before swinging one of the large shields at Munin in a wide arc.

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia blocks Munin's Light Kick.

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Makoto           1/-----==/=======|>>>>>>>\>------\1         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-------

Lucrezia's butt is about to be kicked - but she arcs one leg up, partially deflecting Hades's low blow! The impact makes her roll onto her back, and she says to Makoto with defiant speed, "Not if I get you first!" The spear is stamped down, between her legs, and she pushes herself upright, sand flying out behind her...

"Or if I slay you," she says, looking at Munin with a gleam in her eyes. "For wouldn't you have to go back and put Persephone in charge?!" And with that she advances forwards, stabbing with increasingly short pistoning blows as she twists and spins and closes the distance, concluding with a backhanded swing that, maybe, will send Munin staggering into the path of Makoto's mighty mitts!

COMBATSYS: Munin dodges Makoto's Random Weapon.

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Makoto           1/-----==/=======|>------\-------\0         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-------

COMBATSYS: Munin counters Landsknecht Ultio from Lucrezia with Blink Strike.
- Power hit! -

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Makoto           1/-----==/=======|=====--\-------\0         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-----==

As Makoto moves in on Munin, the dark goddess scoffs "Betrayal most foul. Hades has as much right to be here as any other of Olympia!". About this time Lucrezia moves in with her stabbing attacks, and when it comes in, Munin splits into two, the shadow-copy left behind taking the strike while she herself ducks sideways and slides around behind the woman, ducking Makotos shield attack in the process!

With a blur of black movement, Munin rushes past Lucrezia, a single fierce strike with a lance of chi from her palm sent at the womans side in the process!

Now past the pair, Munin abruptly turns to face the pair once again "Such is the fate of all who challenge the gods of Olympus!"

Makoto spins a full circle as she swings the shield, the heavy object dragging her along for the ride as it whirls through empty air. The small brawler rides the impromptu piroette out, turning to face the dark god of the Underworld as she slips past both attacks using foul magic.

"Athena is the patron of this land! I shall not see its beauty defiled, by spear nor god!"

Hefting up her chosen weapons, the stalwart defender wheels and swings one of the large shields at Lucrezia. The object is heavy and unwieldly but like every other challenge, Makoto bullies her way through with raw strength. But she doesn't stop there, spinning with the attack, she turns and carries through with her other arm, slamming the opposite shield at the cocky god with enough force to make the air whistle.

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia blocks Makoto's Random Weapon.

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Makoto           1/-----==/=======|=======\-------\0         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-----==

"But Athena isn't invincible! She can be beaten!" Lucrezia points out, before a sudden lancing of chi smashes into her side. She lets out a huge cry of dismay, staggering towards Makoto --

Who is bullying her!!

Well, if you can call it bullying. "Ugh!" she says, twisting her spear up and catching that blow on her right hand rather than 'the spear's haft, which would flex a little and absorb the shock, reducing the amount of injury she suffers.' She hisses in through the agony screaming through her crunched up fingernails --

And twists the spear around to try and clout Makoto on her head. "Take this, you Trojan dog! I bet you're empty and hollow up here at the end!!"

COMBATSYS: Makoto successfully hits Munin with Random Weapon.

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Makoto           1/----===/=======|======-\-------\0         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|--=====

The spinning attack of Makoto is too fast for Munin to evade, and before she can do much in response, the strike collides with her side! She has to catch herself from the sudden burst of pain to keep in-character, but she makes one note to remember:

Makoto hits like a truck!

"Such foolish actions against one of your gods! You as well as this heathen shall suffer!" comes Munins response, and she points a hand at Makoto, sending a burst of shadowy chi flying towards her!

COMBATSYS: Makoto blocks Lucrezia's Pflug EX.

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Makoto           1/---====/=======|=======\-------\0         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|--=====

COMBATSYS: Makoto blocks Munin's Shadow Wave.

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Makoto           1/-======/=======|=======\-------\0         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-======

The spear smashes down like a club but Makoto is quick enough that the bludgeon catches on the edge of the large shield rather than her head. The latter might actually be more solid but the shield doesn't feel as much pain. The blow lets out a resounding crack and sends a jarring shock through the girl's arm but she holds fast against the assault.

The god fares a little better against the resolute defense of the Trojan soldier. Dark energy explodes against the wooden surface of the other shield and while it absorbs the brunt of the terrible wrath, it shatters apart for its effort, raining splinters over the battlefield. The explosion blasts Makoto onto her butt in the sand but she grits her teeth, stubborn as always, and by the time she gets her feet underneath her once again she's already charging at the person who happens to be closest.

Lucrezia in this case. The tiny Trojan lets out a wordless roar and dives at the spear-fighter, attempting to push past her reach in a blitz of sudden speed, her now free hand going for the girl's throat.

COMBATSYS: Makoto successfully hits Lucrezia with Karakusa EX.

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Makoto           1/=======/=======|=======\=------\1         Lucrezia
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                 Munin            0|-------|-======

There is only one god, Lucrezia thinks, before Makoto lurches upright with astonishing wrath and furious anger, thanks to those two shields reinforced by the previously established truckasaurus hands. Lucrezia steps back a pace, and then -


Her throat is grasped by Makoto and wrapped most firmly. She has her eyes roll back in her head, her helmet falling partially off her head as she kicks her legs and twitches several times. This is not feigned distress.


She twists her spear around at the last moment, her defiance speaking its truth as she shoves that rubber horsehead towards Makoto's side! Indeed, this blow and the pressure it brings may make her defeat over the forces of Greece quite Pyrrhic - a suitably mythical ending for this conflict?! Or just a way for her to jam a horse into Makoto's navel?

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia can no longer fight.

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Makoto           1/=======/=======|
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                 Munin            0|-------|-======

Seeing the shield shatter on the impact of her attack, Munin manuevers herself from a side angle when Makoto goes after Lucrezia. Once she engages, Munin rushes in, a small glowing lance of chi flaring from her palm as she aims a very focused palm strike at the gals side!

COMBATSYS: Makoto dodges Lucrezia's Landsknecht Ultio.

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Makoto           1/=======/=======|
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                 Munin            0|-------|--=====

COMBATSYS: Makoto interrupts Shadow Spike from Munin with Seichuusen Godanzuki.

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Makoto           0/-------/---====|
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                 Munin            1|----===|=======

Unfortunately, this particular historical re-enactment is taking a different route.

Makoto's fingers crush into the windpipe of her victim, just enough to cut off the flow of blood and air for a few moments, but not enough to actually snap the girl's spine. It's enough to render the last ditch attack a futile gesture. The Trojan, expecting the counter attack, twists to the side and easily slips out of the spear's path. She continues the motion, swinging Lucrezia around like a sack of potatoes and tosses her into the path of the incoming flank strike.

It's not quite enough to completely divert the energy punch but she knocks Munin far enough off-course that she's able to slip under her guard while the two girl's get entangled amongst each other. Clenching her fist tightly, Makoto takes a step forward and drives the boney sledgehammer down into the divine groin of Hades proving very quickly that even Gods don't get to walk away without a limp when facing this amazon brawler.

A barrage of punches hammers at Munin from the side before the first blow can drop her to the ground and with a fierce roar of battle lust, Makoto spins and blasts both of the other fighters with the flat of her still intact shield, batting them away with her absurd strength.

Like the proverbial potatoes, Lucrezia skids out and hits the wall, her spear falling next to her.


But will she insert a coin in time? No. But that just means now Makoto can insert her FISTS into Munin without distraction!

*THUMP!* is the sound made as the shield impacts Munin, and as much as she tries to make it look good, she sadly fails miserably!

The impact of the shield from Makoto sends her flying! She bounces once, kicking up sand, and manages to right herself in time to land on her feet, sliding to a halt a few feet further.

"So you defeated the invader. This is a good thing. However, you still must contend with me for your blasphemy!". In a blink of speed, Munin once again closes the distance, sending a quick strike at Makotos face. This, however, is distractionary, as she abruptly spins low and lashes out with a high-powered kick aimed at Makotos abdoman! Both attacks happen in rapid succession, in an attempt to get through the strong girls iron-clad defenses!

COMBATSYS: Munin blitzes into action and acts again!

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Makoto           0/-------/---====|
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                 Munin            1|----===|=======

COMBATSYS: Makoto endures Munin's Aggressive Strike.

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Makoto           0/-------/-======|
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                 Munin            1|------=|=======

COMBATSYS: Makoto interrupts Fierce Kick from Munin with Abare Tosanami Kudaki.

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Makoto           0/-------/---====|
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                 Munin            1|--=====|=======

"Tch. The Gods saw fit to sit on their laurels while we fought against the Greeks! I fear you not, dark one!"r
The punch catches Makoto square in the jaw as she rushes forward to meet the blue-haired god. She feels the impact, registers the pain somewhere in the back of her mind, but for the moment it slides off of her like water. The small Trojan appears to recoil from the blow but rather than fall, she leaps into the air, flipping backwards against the nearest wall of the small fort.

"Back to your own realm!"

Makoto explodes from her perch in a rush of colors, one foot lashing out to drive its heel into the other girl's stomach. The moment she drops back to the sand, the karateka lifts her knee as the first of a rushing barrage of attacks. A hard roundhouse kick snaps up to crash against Munin's head and practically before her foot has even touched the ground, Makoto scoots forward and unleashes a final devastating uppercut with the shield.

The wooden circle shatters apart at the blow, the cheap prop finally succumbing to the repeated abuses it has suffered at the fierce warrior's hands.

If Makoto was paying attention, she may have witnessed a small smile creep onto Munins expression just before the attack hits her. She sees well ahead that the blow is coming, and won't be avoidable. (Best end it here on a dramatic note! Makes for a better story!).

The uppercut with the shield strikes her under the chin, and with a screech, she explodes into a burst of shadowy chi, and vanishes from sight!

In truth, she is just off 'camera', having manuevered herself so that the strike would send her out of view, while she used her chi to make the effect happen to sell the 'finality' of Makotos attack! While not unconscious, she IS knocked silly by the hit.

While Makoto finishes up her dramatic closure of the events that have occured, as the 'successful hero', Munin gives a thumbs up and stays out of sight!

COMBATSYS: Munin takes no action.

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Makoto           0/-------/---====|

COMBATSYS: Munin can no longer fight.

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Makoto           0/-------/---====|

And thus the city of Troy was saved!

Wait, that's not how this is supposed to go! Oh well, it was still a pretty good fight!

The crowd goes wild as both of the invaders are punched out, one after the other. Hades' exit is particularly spectacular and gets a lot of cheers and applause before the announcer's voice comes over the intercom declaring the winner of the battle.

Makoto turns and leaps atop the battlements of the small fort, thrusting a fist into the air triumphantly, earning more cheers and fanfare. Definately a good day for publicity. She's sure to get some applicants to her dojo after a fight like that!

COMBATSYS: Makoto has ended the fight here.

Log created on 18:48:46 12/24/2014 by Makoto, and last modified on 00:51:27 12/25/2014.