Neo League 0087 - NL#0088 Mian vs Lotus

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Description: In the first public outings of two fighters at the Electric Fountain, one could expect a lot of surprises. The newcomer Lotus, with a vicious temperament and even more vicious style, faces off against the new face Mian, the strange chinese girl with the dancing technique. Who will win in the battle between art and violence? <Winner: Mian>

Lights, cameras, and action! It's the latest season of NeoLeague, and the throngs are out in force! Folks are seated at various places around the area cordoned off for the fighters, some even brave enough to eat their evening meals while watching! It IS a hotal, after all! On some of the balconys above, more spectators observe the festivities. Camera crews are strategicly positioned, along with some drone-cameras for the more dynamic angles!

It is into this setting that the first combatant steps into view. Black Lotus calmly makes her way to the corner of the fighting area with sultry, poised steps. Her gaze seems almost hungry, as if she were some wild predator on the hunt. She makes eye-contact with a few of the spectators, casually licking her lips as she sizes them up. A few a visibly shaken as a result, but so far no one runs.

Hands on her hips, she waits for her opponent, the dazzling colors of the fountain more or less ignored in it's beauty.

The Neo-League was many things.

For some, it was a competition. A chance to fight with the strongest, to prove-oneself as the best. For others, it was a chance for self-improvement, fighting the strongest to grow as one art. For others, it was just a chance to fight, to battle out in the ring, to hurt people. Others joined for the fame, the chance to be in the spotlight. There were many reasons to fight.

But for Mian, it was another job.

The chinese girl was in her full costume for the fight, as she strode across the fountain grounds. The beautiful spectrum of colors dance around her, as she approaches her opponent. Dressed in ornate robes of gold and green, she was almost as Chinese nobility of yore, bearing the regal presence of a princess rather than an actor. Around her neck is a red scarf, and upon her head was a crown, bearing three red pom-poms with long antenna. Upon her face was a stylized mask of blue ink, designed in the style of a fierce visage. In one hand, was a wide fan of gold, wide open and nearly able to cover her entire torso. Fanning it behind her, she faces the her opponent. And she states simply to what she sees.


That was the word of from the chinese girl, as she sweeps her fan before her, closing it. The mask changes as the fan passes before it, as she tucks it into the front of the robes. What was once a blue mask glowering, was a distorted, grotesque mask of green, it's expression one of disgust. "Are you some kind of psychopath?" Was the direct question from the girl. Sweeping her arms, she draws back her leg as she balances on one foot, an elegant stance from the woman.

"I would be facing a lunatic as my first opponent, of course."

A.... psychopath?

A lunatic?

Was it THAT obvious so quickly!?

In response to the question and following statment, Lotus merely tilts her head sideways, her wide grin showing fangs, and her cat-like eye narrowing with a demented glee as she giggles audibly! "Oh, come ON! Can you honestly BLAME an artist for admiring the fruits of their labor? Sanity can be SO overrated!". She draws one of her knives, slowly running her tongue along the blade "That's an interesting mask you have there..... not that it matters with MY toys!".

Lotus then carasses her cheek with the side of the blade as if it was an adorable puppy, head angled up so her gaze seems to almost peer down as she frowns "You shouldn't try to piss me off so soon you know!". Resheathing the knife but holding onto the handle, she takes a crouched position, eyes locked onto Mian "I'LL SHRED THAT CONTEMPT ALONG WITH YOUR FLESH!"

COMBATSYS: Lotus has started a fight here.

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It was too obvious.

As her opponent begins to giggle, terror seizes Mian's heart. The actress was staring in the face of a true psychopath. One that would, and was making it clear that she would very soon, carve her like a slab of pork. Mian wanted to walk away, she wanted to just... get away from someone dangerous. But she had a duty, she had a contract. And most importantly? She had a mask.

"Shenjing binga!"

That was the curt reply from the woman as she takes a singular step, advancing on her opponent. "Are you sick in the head? You are no artist! You are a brute! There is no art in cutting! Shenjing Binga!" Was her repetition as she takes a short hop in the air. A strange, shimmering aura begins to dance around her as it almost carries it through the air. Gliding through the air in the singular hop, she turns slowly, her clothing and antenna swirling from the energy. It was almost too beautiful, as she rises higher and higher with the leap. Her fist comes around, with staggering force, as the shimmering, ethereal energy swims all around, like the skin of an oil bubble. It was as graceful as any dance. But should that that fist connect with Lotus's face?

The force could send her flying all the way to the edge of the fountain.

COMBATSYS: Mian has joined the fight here.

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Lotus            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Mian

COMBATSYS: Lotus dodges Mian's Hiyoushou.

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Lotus            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Mian

Those intense catlike eyes follow all of Mians movements, reading her every detail.....

She would be FUN to bleed!

As Mian does her attack, Lotus twists her head almost as far as it can go, seeming to look at her opponent partially upside down from her crouched stance "Oh, how PRETTY! I feel almost mesmerized... ". Her tone is full of patronizing sarcasm as she flicks her head to the side at the last minute, leaping forwards and up, her body in a spinning twist!

Throwing out a hand at the last minute, she attempts to grab on to Mian, spin herself around, and get a good hold on the ornately-dressed woman!

COMBATSYS: Lotus successfully hits Mian with Catch the Prey.

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Lotus            0/-------/------=|=====--\-------\0             Mian

Lotus' claws get a STRONG grip, the sharp tips sinking into the other womans side! Swinging around, she flips rightside up and grabs at Mians face, aiming her clawed fingers at the eyesocket of the mask!

Hopefully some of those clawed tips'll get in there with a grip!

Pulling Mian back, she leans in near where the masked womans left ear would be, inhales her scent like a gourmet diner, and whispers "You smell delicious......".

Lotus only waits a beat after this, giving time for potential fear to set in, before releasing the mask, and jabbing her clawed fingers at the exposed armpit, aiming for the nerve cluster for the arm found there! The stabbing grip with the other hand is held fast during all this, holding the pair together close!

It was pretty, as she glides past Lotus.

Landing on both feet, her opponent was already surging in for the counterattack. And in tandem, she was moving with graceful steps. Turning. The swirling energy continuing to swim around her as she moves. A hand was on her, grabbing her. But the movement was coming, the momentum was continuing.

And she slips.

The wet floor of the fountain grounds didn't make it impossible. And it created an opening. An opening, that quickly forces the hands into the eyeholes of the mask. She doesn't let it linger. Turning away slightly, her cheeks were cut, but that was the least of her worries. The fact of the matter was:

She was afraid.

This psychopath was crawling over her, crawling through her defenses, and hitting her squarely when she was at her weakest. Pain and violation, in the clutches of this maniac. She didn't say anything. She didn't know what to say. She had stepped out, and slipped. She had ruined her performance. Lotus would kill her? Mian wanted to curl up and die, something that... Lotus was helping her along with. The stab comes to her armpits, as she groans in pain. Was she going to die? And then... and then she decides no. No she would not.

She just needed to escape.

With a deft motion, even in these close quarters, the mask comes off, letting it come with the grips of the woman. And underneath it, was another mask, completely blank. Her body was turning numb, she felt everything moving so slow. And yet, with the brief opening with the mask coming off, the energy flows around her. Her rhythm was coming back. She fires off a burst of a singular palm strike forward, attempting to land it squarely into her opponent's chest. With it, her strange aura would wash forward, flooding straight into her opponent point blank. She needed distance now. To seperate the two.

To give her an escape.

COMBATSYS: Lotus blocks Mian's Medium Punch.

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Lotus            0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0             Mian

It IS a noble attempt on Mians part. Managing to get an angle, turn, and send an attack at Lotus, despite her palpable fear!

Unfortunately, Lotus had her arm and hand free after the armpit strike, which moves to take the brunt of the blow in place of her torso!

Giggling like a maniac, Lotus tears her other hand free from Mians side, and begins slashing wildly at the chinese woman, seemingly less concerned with specific hits to vulnerable places and more with just rending flesh and freeing her lifeblood of it's place inside her veins and arteries!

The giggles grows from a small thing to a near manic laugh as she continues, ending with a kick to Mians chest to send her back if not stopped!

COMBATSYS: Mian dodges Lotus' Vicious Rake.

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Lotus            0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0             Mian

It didn't need to hit cleanly.

True, she caught most of the blow. Mian's arms just didn't feel right. There wasn't pain there now. Instead, it was nothing. A numb nothingness, that was running through her entire nervous system. It was scary, losing control of herself. And yet, as she lands the blast, she could feel the force pulling her away. As Lotus tears her other hand away, Mian in turn tears herself away. As the claws come, Mian twists.

And she is able to escape the follow up rending.

Bounding backwards, the woman is almost sailing away, rising high as she billows backwards. Landing on both hands, the energy around her flows behind her, cascading over the fountain grounds, spreading wide. Sweeping her arms around, she passes her sleeves before her face. In a glimpse, the blank mask transforms into a red visage, glowering fiercely with an inner rage. Almost burning with fury, she sweeps her arms again, moving like windmills. Already, the energy behind her returns back, flowing in like the tide.

And she begins to carry forward.

Rising high up, she glides up as she sweeps her arms and legs around. The energy around her swirls and swims, shimmering as she takes flight. Her leap coming to an apex, she makes another pass, slicing her leg in the air with a turn. Aiming to land squarely on her shoulder, the girl would use it as a footstool, rebounding off of the psycho with a staggering sweep, the full flow of energy guided by the leg. If the impact didn't stun her?

The flood of energy would be felt in the bones.

COMBATSYS: Mian successfully hits Lotus with Medium Kick.
- Power hit! -

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Lotus            0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0             Mian

As Mian evades her grasp, Lotus follows close behind! She has been enjoying herself so far! Too soon to let such a pleasant thing end!

Unfortunately, she goes a bit TOO fast, and when the kick comes, it impacts more than solidly, Lotus' own forward velocity boosting the damage done!

The off-kilter woman gasps audibly as she feels the strike land cleanly, just coming short of breaking a bone or two.

She Grins at Mian, that giggle resuming, albeit less manic, despite the injury. Bringing her daggers up, she swings in a wide arc crossways, hoping to limit Mians ability to evade!

COMBATSYS: Mian wards against Lotus' Random Strike.

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Lotus            0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0             Mian

The blow landed true.

As she lands the kick cleanly, the shimmering aura washes over Lotus. And immediately, she uses it as a leaping point. Bounding off the maniac, she sweeps her arms in windmills. The long cross-slice comes, and in tandem, one of the sweeping arms strikes against the knife, turning it into a grazing blow into her arm as the woman continues to rise. Spinning upwards, the other arm sweeps before her face, the mask transforming again into the pearl and light blue color, invoking a kind of celestial bird. Reaching the peak of her flight, her spinning stops cold.

And she drops.

Both feet together, the girl shoots straight back down towards Lotus, both feet together. Falling into the drop kick, she attempts to spike down, hammering the kick squarely for the psycho's face. Should she make contact, the girl would rebound off, and then, shoot straight back down for a second dive. A fierce, two-hit assault. On the second dive, she would backflip away, landing back on both feet. She was still experiencing that numbness over her. However, that fear was melting away.

And she felt a rising contempt for her opponent's 'artwork.'

COMBATSYS: Lotus dodges Mian's Bienkyu.

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Lotus            0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0             Mian

When the slashes are warded off, Lotus half-frowns, half-snarls. She clearly is getting a bit aggrevated. However, this tactic was the same one, for the most part, that Mian just used previously!

When the first kick comes, Lotus isn't there, having ducked under so Mian would pass cleanly overhead!

She LEAPS into the air, timing her arc so that she would land juuuuust after Mian, descending with a double slash of both knives, followed up with a grab by the previously wounded arm and a throw to round things out!

COMBATSYS: Lotus successfully hits Mian with Armed Combo.
Glancing Blow

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Lotus            0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0             Mian

A pair of misses.

The first dive comes, catching nothing. The trouble was, a second dive was coming, and Lotus was coming in. Landing on both feet on the ground, she continues her backflip away. The slashes come, raking across her back. The grab comes for the arm, but as her back bleeds over her robes, she slips away, twisting her arms free away from the throw. Sweeping her sleeve across her face, the mask changes once again, this time green and painted with high eyebrows, a mocking expression if there ever was one. Mian had words for this woman.

And she was giving them now.

"What a shameful performance." She begins, that contempt flowing out. "Do have the passion of a dieased pig? Do you have the appearance of a foaming dog? Miserable and disgusting. If I didn't think you weren't capable of it, I'd tell you to be embarassed!" The harsh words come, as her back continues to bleed. And yet, as her hands sweep, she flows back at the psychopath. The waves and tendrils of shimmering aura flood over her arms, as she deftly draws out her fan once again. Spreading it open for a moment, she lets it dance around her as she drives deeper and deeper. Flattening it out again, she attempts to slip past Lotus again, only giving a sturdy tap across the face of the maniac. The tap would hardly be a thing. But with it, was the full flow of her mystical energy, carried along and around the actress with every motion.

Ready to pour squarely into her body.

COMBATSYS: Mian successfully hits Lotus with Aggressive Strike.

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Lotus            1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0             Mian

To say Lotus is NOT expecting such a big hit in such a little tap is an understatement! She is sent flying, nose bloody and trailing red from the attack!

Twisting in the air at the last second, she lands in a hand-plant, pushes off to a wall nearby, and from that LEAPS into the air again, coming down lightening quick with an extremely precise dagger strike aimed at the artery in Mians right leg! "SHUT UP AND BLEED, YA PRISSY BITCH!". Ooohhh... she may be a bit mad now....

COMBATSYS: Mian wards against Lotus' Exsanguinate.

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Lotus            1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1             Mian

Just a tap.

The explosion of energy from it was the true power, the blend of physical poweress merging with the invigorating aura. Continuing to move past... the impact manages to make Lotus move past HER. As she hits the wall, she almost immediately springs back. A lack of foresight. Mian doesn't allow herself to miss her step. Ducking forward, she steps in a wide circle, sweeping her arms around as the knife comes towards her leg. Her other leg sweeps ahead, catching it along the blade, turning a precise, deadly cut into another laceration. It hurt, but what didn't hurt now? Passing her hand across her face, the mask changes again, taking an almost draconic visage, it was red and gold, stylized. Continuing the dramatic movement, she circles around her opponent.
And she drops low.

The shimmering sheen around her flows downward, rushes past. A low kick comes, engulfed in that strange translucent energy. The blow would come, but not augmented by the sheer force. A tripping blow aiming to send Lotus off her feet to the ground. And from there, the followup would be... to continue to spin. To twirl back upright, as the flow of enegy draws back and away, tightening around her. The follow up was for that dragon mask to stare straight at Lotus, before unleashing a burst of flame from the mouth of it, right at Lotus. Her body had still not recovered from that staggering opening blow from the psychopath.

But her spirit had.

COMBATSYS: Lotus blocks Mian's Light Kick.

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Lotus            1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1             Mian

It is clear Mians evasiveness is starting to get to Lotus. She doesn't use all these strange energy techniques, but the use of them to also prevent the stabbings is vexing to say the least! As she sees the kick come in, Lotus kicks her own leg up, robbing it of a lot of it's power, though the energy accompanying it still adds that extra oomph to make her shin throb!

As Mian spins herself back up, Lotus leaps forwards, fingers extended to strike with the claw tips with a burst of speed!

COMBATSYS: Mian dodges Lotus' Power Strike.

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Lotus            1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1             Mian

Already, Mian was pulling away.

The agile nature of the dancer was in full force; the mistake from earlier a distant memory for both herself and the audience. For the audience, they were watching the full presence of the chinese girl's performance. As the kick is met with a kick, the blow met with a blow, she pushes away as the gout of fire comes, evading those claws with sweeping hands. Suddenly, it seems that she slips again, falling backwards...

But instead, she surges back in low.

Moving low and fast, the woman slides forward with another low blow. Both feet forward, she almost fires forward by sheer will. With it, another wave of the shimmering energy comes. Whether or not it hits, it would come with a second blow. Mian would rise up, spinning to unleash a second, more powerful roundhouse, aiming right for the psychopath's torso. All while the previous mask endures.

She was saving her favorite for next.

COMBATSYS: Mian successfully hits Lotus with Rasen.

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Lotus            1/---====/=======|=======\==-----\1             Mian

Sadly for Lotus, she takes the bait! Rushing in too soon, her attacks go right over her prey as Mian slides low. Time seems almost to slow as the knife-fighters maddened eyes meet her agile opponents calm look.....

Then time catches up, and the energy wave hits, followed by the roundhouse, sending Lotus flying back off her feet.

She rolls several times before pushing herself up. Rather than the angry frown, her face has a look of intense glee, grinning from ear to ear almost unnaturally, inhumanly sharp teeth plain to see "It's been awhile since i actually had to WORK for my dinner like this.... i like it!". Her fast, reckless movements from a moment ago slow a bit, her steps becoming more timed as she keeps her gaze focused on Mian. She runs her daggers across each other to sharpen them a little bit, anxiously anticipating what is to come!

COMBATSYS: Lotus focuses on her next action.

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Lotus            1/---====/=======|=======\==-----\1             Mian

Flawless execution.

The one two combinatoin of kicks finishes with the woman landing on both feet. Each blow as a hammer, each strike coming with staggering force. She sweeps her arms, across her face. A fresh mask, of glowering blue, much like the first one, comes upon her face. And there, staring across at her opponent, she speaks.
"I am not meat."

The words come curtly, as she sweeps her arms around. Swinging them, drawing her energy in. She returns to a rest on one leg. "Do not treat me like meat." Came the next words. And then, she bounds forward. Once. Twice. And on the third, she stops cold, right beside the woman. Both palms forward, shoving ahead. A mere shove.

Followed by another burst of flame from the mask.

COMBATSYS: Lotus endures Mian's Quick Throw.

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Lotus            1/-======/=======|=======\===----\1             Mian

With a gleeful cackle, Lotus steps into the push and is fully enveloped in the flames! There is a pause.... when she suddenly BURSTS through the flames with that insane grin! "Why not!? This IS a high-stakes fight, after all!". She rushes forwards, attempting to sink her fangs into Mians shoulder as deep as they will go! If successful in her bite, powerful poison will flood into Mians body!

COMBATSYS: Lotus successfully hits Mian with Deadly Kiss.

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Lotus            0/-------/----===|=======\====---\1             Mian

After the venom is injected, Lotus tears out the chunk of shoulder that she had bitten, and spits it at Mians face grinning as blood runs down her lips!

No, she wasn't supposed to burst through.

Standing fast, Mian actually stumbles backwards as the psychopath rips through the burst of flames. Charging forward, the actress tries to deflect it, the shimmering energy enveloping her. She was expecting a slash. She wasn't expecting a bite. The fangs comes in... and she feels that burning. That wasn't numbness. That was burning. That was poison. That was death. The woman rips the teeth back, bring flesh with her. Under the mask, tears were building. Under the mask, terror was building.




Mian draws out her fan.



The shimmering energy floods around her, as she charges at Lotus, spiralling faster and faster, as the energy flies all around.

COMBATSYS: Mian successfully hits Lotus with Zesshou Shisen Enbu.

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Lotus            0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0             Mian

And the entire ring floods with the shimmering energy.

All around Lotus, was the haze of the strange energy, distorting the audience outside. Mian spins swiftly as she clips Lotus once, twice, three times. Hitting with the force of a truck, each blow doesn't send her flying. On the fourth, she stops dead before Lotus, opening the fan before her mask. She closes the fan, and for a moment, her true face is revealed. A soft, smooth face, contorted in disgust. There was the appearance of pain; the true weight of the agony Lotus unleashed was seen on that face. There is no smile. Instead, she states bluntly.


Flashing the fan open again, she shuts it, revealing an insect-like mask of green and white, painted roughly, before she backflips into a staggering kick, squarely for Lotus's chin.

Lotus does her best to hold on, keeping a grip despite the spinning! This does nothing to prevent the impacts of the attack, the last of which sends her back a bit, right into place for the kick to the chin! The blow sends her flying back, dazed badly! Just as she is about to land, however, she grins... and with a flick of her wrist, tosses a knife from her belt at Mians masked face, consciousness blurring......

COMBATSYS: Lotus can no longer fight.

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As the blood-drenched woman lands, one last "SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeee..........." comes from her lips as she blacks out from the trauma..... still grinning ear to ear.

COMBATSYS: Lotus successfully hits Mian with Pinprick.

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Mian             0/-------/----===|

A parting shot.

Mian was becoming overwhelmed. The poison, the blood loss, the trauma, the nerve strike. It was all stacking up, piece by piece, shard by shard. As she finishes her backflip, however, she manages to stand on both legs. Not even a stumble. Not even a fall.

The same couldn't be said about the knife.

Mian takes the cut right into the face, the mask getting driven with the blade. The actress doesn't waste time, her reaction coming straight to point: She pulls the mask off. Letting it fall to the ground, she grabs her cheek. A fresh wound on it. She grabs her shoulder, her exposed torso, until it turns into a hug. All eyes were on her... the performance was over.

Why weren't they coming to her?

Why wasn't there applause? Why wasn't there... her knees begin to buckle. Steadily, she realizes. They were waiting. It wasn't over, no. It wasn't over at all. They were watching, waiting. They wanted to see her... bleed. They wanted to see her fall. They wanted to know if she was... the burning overtakes her, as she begins to stumble...

COMBATSYS: Mian takes no action.

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Mian             0/-------/---====|

... Falling to one knee.

Slowly, she rises again, opening her fan. Drawing back to one leg, she strikes a pose, turning to the audience. She was holding steady, she was holding fast. And then, she almost was ready to smile. Instead, she draws the over her face. And then, closes the fan again. A mask, a mask of blue and gold, appears on her face. A trick of Bian Lian. She wasn't ready to smile yet. But as she stands in place, she holds herself. She couldn't do it for long, but she could do it for the applause breaking out.

At least this time, the medical staff was on the run to them.

The medical staff attend to the fighters. Lotus, being unconscious, is taken away to recover in a nearby medical vehicle, following closely behind those aiding Mian to the same place. As Mian and staff round a corner, a scuffle is heard behind them, just around the corner! When they check, Lotus is nowhere to be seen, and the staff that had been moving her are dazed, claiming someone hit them from behind and took their charge!

Strangely, there is no trail. Whoever took the madwoman seems to have completely vanished.

Log created on 21:45:44 09/12/2016 by Mian, and last modified on 11:32:57 09/14/2016.