Neo League 0064 - NL#0083: Quon vs Azumi

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Description: One man and one werewolf meet up at a beach to fight. Does it turn into a brutal affair where one swears to end the other's life? Not quite. While still a brutal affair, it's actually pretty civil. (Winner: Azumi)

The sun has set by the time this Neo League fight was set to begin. The water gently brushes against the sand, providing some pleasant white noise while the sand itself is still warm from a full day of basking in the sun. The sky is completely clear and thanks to the sun having JUST set, still bright enough to see by. At least by humans anyway.

Still though, There were large torches planted in the sand to provide a little warmth and light to the area, even in the night. Not at all phased by the time of day the fight was set to take place, Azumi stands, wearing her usual hoodie, though drawn over her facial features. Unfortunately, her lupine nose still sticks out of it and her tail is still visible. The beach is deserted and only the faint sounds of the nearby city could be heard. She waits patiently for her opponent to show up while only taking a slight joy in wiggling her bare feet in the arm sand.

When the Southtown University student makes his appearance, it's clad in a white t-shirt, an open brown vest, and black jeans. He has chosen to forgo wearing shoes because getting sand in the footwear never makes for a fun walk home. Instead, it's carried in a mustard yellow drawstring backpack hanging off of his shoulder.

He lets the bag drop to the ground as he looks around at the camera crew setting up and to his opponent and that's when he notices the muzzle and the tail. And the tail is moving way too naturally to be some type of costume styled tail. He raises an eye brow as he thinks of his last encounter with a darkstalker.

"At least this one won't try to mug me on live television."

He shrugs and waits for the instructions until eventually, they're told to fight.

Azumi looks up as soon as she senses Quon coming near her, her nose wrinkling in his direction. When he comes within normal speaking range, she talks, pulling down her hoodie and removing it from herself. Underneath that she wears a tough looking cloth tank top and jeans with a messy looking hole cut out of them for her tail. She casually stretches in front of him, bending at her sides to tilt herself as far as she could in one direction before switching back to the other.

At his comment she frowns a little bit at him. Her voice sounds distinctly pleasant and feminine, yet had a little bit of an edge from her obvious monstrous attributes. "Might as well run this through you too: I'm not contagious, I don't want to eat you and I don't want your money. Treat me the same as anybody else and that's what you'll get in return."

When the werewolf gives him the run down he's quiet at first and he nods slightly finding those terms agreeable especially seeing if he looked down on her due to her appearance, he'd be just as bad as the bullies that tormented his best friend early on in their training.

"I find those to be fair terms. And I'm grateful especially for those last points. I got stuck up at knife-point by a snake woman. She wasn't successful but it was not fun, let me tell you."

He offers his opponent respect in the form of a bow and then he takes his Chongquan stance. To those familiar with the style (which isn't that many) it was hard striking style but judging by his footwork, he was lighter on his feet than a normal practitioner.

Azumi nods, seeming to appreciate the straight response from the male. She gives herself one final stretch, standing on the tips of her toes and raising her arms above her head. She settles again after that, the werewolf dropping into a basic ninjitsu stance, with her hands out in front of her face, fingers at the ready.

"Considering I once fought an old woman with legitimate mushroom powers, I know the feeling. Are you ready?"

She reciprocates his bow, finding it unusual for an opponent to do so in such a formal way, but not all together too weird. It was a common tradition across many martial arts, including ninjitsu.

COMBATSYS: Quon has started a fight here.

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Quon             0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Azumi has joined the fight here.

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Quon             0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0            Azumi

The Chongquan practitioner never gets a chance to respond. The official, upon seeing the two take their stances, signals for the two to start. Clearly this particular official assumed that both were ready due to them both taking stances. Either way, Quon answers that question by moving just as the signal to begin is given.

Two steps are taken, leaving footprints in the sand just a moment before he takes to the air and then once airborn shoots downward with one foot extended and then upon making contact with either Azumi, or the ground, launching himself backwards in a back flip.

COMBATSYS: Azumi blocks Quon's Eagle Catches Mouse.

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Quon             0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0            Azumi

Azumi's ears twinge as she sees the signal to start and just before she could start an opening gambit, she spots her opponent reacting first. Watching him carefully, she swings her arms up above herself to very gently misguide the jump kick by letting his foot graze the side of her arm. As he's backflipping she charges him, her hands and feet sheathed in blue chi. As soon as he lands, she's on top of up, throwing several punches directly into his chest. She follows up with a straight kick to his gut intended to knock the young man off balance.

COMBATSYS: Azumi successfully hits Quon with Charged Combo.
- Power hit! -

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Quon             0/-------/--=====|-------\-------\0            Azumi

He expected the werewolf to be fast but he didn't expect her to have that quick judgement. His foot didn't even have a chance to push off for the retreat before chi engulfed fists made contact with his chest and neck hitting both his chest in general and also landing a few here and there on a few of his pressure points which in turn cause his body to seize-up long enough to pretty much make him a sitting duck for when that kick comes in which in turn folds him like an origami plane.

He climbs back up to his feet cracks his neck and takes his stance once more.

"That was pretty good."

He decides to go with something a bit simpler this time. He gets in closer and then delivers a snap kick to the leg and then a side kick to the abdomen.

COMBATSYS: Azumi blocks Quon's Light Kick.

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Quon             0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0            Azumi

Azumi grins at Quon. A humble, positive opponent? Neo-League has those? It was a refreshing change of pace considering some of her opponents in the past. Satisfied with the precision of her strikes, she patiently waits for him to get back up, her hands resting in her ninjitsu pose once again. She reacts quickly to Quon's attacks, bringing up the side of her leg to absorb the first hit, and then dropping an elbow down to catch the second.

Using the momentum from the second blow, she spins on the pads of her feet and leaps a few feet in the air. She swings her foot up above her head and comes down in a rather vicious looking axe kick intended to strike Quon's head.

"Thanks. Been at this for quite some time. You?"

COMBATSYS: Quon blocks Azumi's Heaven's Claw.

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Quon             0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0            Azumi

When Azumi grins it's kind of unnerving to the college student. In his perception it takes on a bit of a predatory appearance but that may just be due to her particular facial features and he was not about to make himself into a hypocrit by letting it deter him. He was out to put on a show.

That axe kick comes in and he steps in to take the impact on his forearms in a cross armed block grunting as it makes impact and slightly buckles his knees. It's only then that he has time to respond to her as he slips from under her foot and dances back into his own kicking range. "Actually, I've training for a bit here and there."

He then lashes out with a rapid fire series of of snap kicks that looks like his feet are striking in three different locations simultaneously to those who have eyes that can't keep up with him.

COMBATSYS: Azumi parries Quon's Seven Dragon Tails!

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Quon             0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0            Azumi

Azumi's foot lands on his block hard, the werewolf having put quite a bit of strength into that hit. She presses off from him though, landing a few feet away, sticking the landing appropriately. She listens to Quon as he starts firing off quite a few kicks in rapid succession, the werewolf not only keeping up with the speed, but using her hands to knock aside each hit. She's quiet as she works through the multitude of blows only to eventually have the ninja simply disappear from his sight.

A second or two later, Azumi appears a few feet behind him, silently performing hand signs while her location was a mystery. In a matter of a very small moment, she takes a knee and surrounds herself in a wreath of wind, light blue in appearance and quite impressive looking. With a snap of wind beneath her feet she rockets from her position, her body leaning forward in a very offensive looking shoulder charge. She aims for Quon's unsuspecting back, intending to blow him aside and keep going.

COMBATSYS: Quon interrupts Tempest Cannon EX from Azumi with Moving the Mountain.

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Quon             1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0            Azumi

As Azumi vanishes from sight, Quon decides to trust the combination of logic and instinct. Pop Quiz: If your opponent vanishes from eyesight where is the most logical location for them to attack? Either directly behind or in a flanking position that's just outside of field of view.

He now has the most logical location he needs to lean on his instinct to figure out the when. He takes a deep breath and when he feels the time is just right, he twists his body just in time to see the werewolf ninja charging shoulder first at him wreathed in wind chi.

His fists become wrapped up in mini whirlpools of water chi as he leans in towards her. Her shoulder glances off of his head just as he connects with her side with a pair of aqua punches and then pushes her away with both his energy and his fists. However the force used to barrel him over likewise knocks him off his feet.

He kips up and gets back to his feet with muddy sand dropping off of his hands.

Azumi was expecting a simple knock aside motion with a basic sliding landing, but like many opponents, Quon did not react in the way she expected. While her attack wasn't unsuccessful, he does counter her with his own chi, blasting her into the sky. She spins in the air horizontally, sticking a hand and a foot down. Both limbs touch the ground to halt herself and in a maneuver that could only really be considered limber, she transfers the motion down to her still airborne foot, bringing it around in a in an improvised roundhouse kick. The blue energy she had before returns as well, a slicing gale of wind following it. And just as quickly as that happened, she recovers from the first kick and delivers a second one, swinging her foot upwards in a wide arc aiming for Quon's face. A similar veil of wind follows the second blow.

"Water? That's a rare one."

COMBATSYS: Quon blocks Azumi's Double Dust Kick.

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Quon             1/----===/=======|======-\-------\0            Azumi

The angle of the first kick comes in from an unconventional position and the college student brings up his guard not exactly knowing how to react to it at first. As that second kick comes in, he can't help but marvel at the smooth transition even has he brings up his elbow to catch the kick on his forearm and shoulder. Inside, he's imagining how amazing this fight scene would play out on the silver screen.

He then steps forward hoping to slip into grappling range before that kicking foot can reach the ground. He hooks her foot with his own, hoping to nudge her foot from under her as he grabs her by the waist and lifts her up and drop her down on her back.

COMBATSYS: Azumi blocks Quon's Medium Throw.

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Quon             1/----===/=======|=======\-------\0            Azumi

Azumi is a little surprised that Quon's keeping up as well as he is, even to the point where her most unorthodox moves aren't phasing him. Just as she comes down for a landing, his hands fasten around her waist and and try to drag her back to the ground, back first. Fortunately for her, she's a little taller than her attacker, so her hands shoot down to grasp the sand. She slows the throw by bracing herself against the shifting earth and as soon as the momentum was canceled, she made her next move.

Wanting to get into a better position but not wanting to be predictable with her ninja movements, she settled upon simply smacking the poor guy with the side of her tail, using the likely surprise to yank herself out of his immediate area and somersault back to her feet. She's crouching low with another smile painted on her muzzle, waiting to see how Quon reacts to that.

COMBATSYS: Quon parries Azumi's Jab Punch!!

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Quon             1/-======/=======|=======\-------\0            Azumi

He had to admit that he was having trouble pinning down the werewolf but it was exhilarating. The performance, the acrobatics, the exchange of attacks. It would be hard for someone to choreograph something as stylish as this and this was a chaotic, improvised battle.

As he watches that tail come in, he reaches out to deflect it using that same motion to perform an aerial over it as well. When he lands, he leaps into the air similar to how he started this fight and his kick shoots downward however instead of bounding off right away, he delivers head stomps with alternating feet before using his feet to shove her away as he launches himself up and way from her.

COMBATSYS: Quon successfully hits Azumi with Breaking the Shell EX.

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Quon             0/-------/-======|=======\===----\1            Azumi

Azumi feels a sudden soreness in her tail, prompting the werewolf to send a consoling hand back towards it. "Even saw that one coming huh? Persistent."

She gets only a second to look up to see what Quon was doing and she tries to move, but her angles were all covered. Quon lands several solid hits directly to her head, the werewolf forced to just grit her teeth and bear it. She does pretty well, all things considered, only a hint of fang showing through all the hits. The final hit sends her away, tumbling backwards pretty hard. She forcibly halts her flailing though, drawing out her claws and digging them into the ground. She slides back this way a few feet, drawing very definitive lines in the sand. As she rises to her feet she spits out a small bit of blood takes a deep breath. She performs a few hand signs, folding her fingers into unusual contortions while she narrows her eyes on her opponent.

"Not bad, not bad. Good hit."

COMBATSYS: Azumi focuses on her next action.

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Quon             0/-------/-======|=======\===----\1            Azumi

"I didn't really see that one coming but I probably should've. I did fight a snake-woman, after all."

He sort of had to laugh at himself with self deprecating humor. He was pretty much getting by in this fight through dumb luck and good instincts. In terms of skill they were closely matched and she moved in ways that were strange to him. The fact that she didn't press on for some reason filled him with dread.

He takes a deep breath and rushes in with what may be an ill advised charge leading in with a forearm strike and slips his foot around to the back of her heel and then delivers a palm strike to the stomach as he kicks her foot from under her in an attempt to trip her down to the ground.

COMBATSYS: Quon successfully hits Azumi with Wind Chases the Clouds.

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Quon             0/-------/=======|=======\=====--\1            Azumi

Azumi runs through several plan in her head to land what had to be the ending of this fight. She was getting weary from damage and she needed a decisive blow. She watches him come in and her feet dig into the sand. She incorrectly guesses the placement of his hands and takes the first strike clean, pushing her slightly. His next hit forces her off of her feet as she seems like she might be grounded here in a second. But a smile appears on that muzzle again as an after image of the falling werewolf disappears right in front of him. The last thing he sees before the image fully dispurses was the ninja performing many hand signs in rapid almost feverish succession.

A voice rings out from around him, but with no direct source. "...Let's see if your snake woman can do this."

From beneath Quon's feet, an intense wind blasts upwards at him, flattening all of the tiny sand dunes in the beach in a ten foot radius. If Quon did not move, he'd find himself uncontrollably pulled into the air. Several tornadoes in the sky and arc down towards his vulnerable body, each one slamming into him with burning, scathing winds. One final tornado comes down from the sky and blasts him downwards, roughly where he originally took off from.

The ninja reappears about ten feet from him, holding the palms of her hands together and the blue charges of chi growing a little less prevalent on her form.

COMBATSYS: Azumi successfully hits Quon with Zephyr's Domain.

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Quon             1/-======/=======|=------\-------\0            Azumi

It not so much that Quon doesn't move so much as he tries to move into a defensive position to not be in the wind of the tornado but rather to be on the edges. He however gets sucked in and drawn into the vortex before getting lifted up into the air. The wind smashes into him, the kicked up sand shreds him and then the wind generated hell finally ends when his body was smashed into the ground. This part, he decides, probably wouldn't look good in the movie he envisioned in his mind.

Bloody and battered, the Chongquan practitioner rises to his feet and his lips curl into a smile.

"Nah. She just threw a butt load of daggers at me. I limped all the way to the hospital while some knuckle head kept screaming, 'Worldstar!'"

He takes a deep breath and tries to force the pain from his mind long enough to dash at Azumi and then he delivers a series of snap kicks. They should look familiar. Like his Seven Dragon Tails attack from earlier. His feet move fast enough to look as though they are in three places at once but instead of stopping, it increases speed, looking like five feet striking all at once. Then he switches legs and increases speed. Under ideal conditions, it would look like he was kicking in seven places at once but with fatigue and injury catching up with him, it only manages to look like six feet striking simultaneously. The kicks stop and then he swings through with a haymaker, the momentum carrying him to land face first onto the ground.

COMBATSYS: Quon can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Azumi parries Quon's Wild Dragon!

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Azumi exhales deeply at the completion of her largest and by far most draining technique. She rests her fist in the palm of her hand and exhales deeply, weathering the deluge of sand she had just kicked up. As she looks over Quon she perks a brow at his sudden return to mobility, though anyone could tell that the man was near his limit. She smirked at his story as he charged, the ninja quite confident she could take what he was likely about to happen next.

And unlike so many other times, she was right. The kicks were just as familiar the first time he'd used them, the werewolf tossing out her hands at the same speed, gently guiding each blow off course. When the haymaker happens she strikes a dramatic pose, using the back of one of her hands to guide the punch away from herself and into the dirt. She balls up her fist in preparation for another strike but halts herself when Quon seems to just...stay on the ground.

She stoops down next to his downed body and pokes him in the side with a finger.

"So...uh...are you alright down there?"

COMBATSYS: Azumi takes no action.

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COMBATSYS: Azumi has ended the fight here.

Log created on 20:10:36 06/19/2016 by Quon, and last modified on 08:07:37 06/21/2016.