Rochelle - Poison Butterfly Takes Flight

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Description: Southtown Syndicate enforcer Rochelle tracks down Masaaki Himura, to send a personal message about respect to Masaaki's Yakuza Clan.

The bustle and wealth of a city like Southtown rarely ever fools anyone into believing that there isn't a lot of questionable going on in both the shiny offices of the skyline and the dark alleyways just in between. A perfect example being the fact that at this moment in one of exactly those alleyways the sounds of the beatdown of a particularly unfortunate businessman, who both couldn't prevent blackmail worthy details about him business deals from getting out and then failing to pay a certain Yakuza family, could be heard if the bustle of the city wouldn't drown it out completely.

As if it weren't bad enough, the one doing the beating is Masaaki who has a particular hate for the entire city and a considerable chunk of its non-asian population which his victim happens to be part off.

A click of motorcycle boots approaches down the alley, with a feline cant and a quiet, steady pace that belies a lack of disgust at Masaaki's actions. As the boots grow closer, there's a click and a ratchet, before the drag of a titanium staff joins the boots, trailing along down the black, murky concrete walk. Rochelle, a Southtown Syndicate enforcer, balefully glares down the dark space at Masaaki. She feels no pity for the shakedown victim, and makes no move to interrupt, or interfere with Masaaki's business. She merely watches, bo allowed to stand across the spance between her hip and her elbow, the tip up by her ear. And then, as she ceases her evaluation, confirming Masaaki is indeed the target she's been ordered to challenge, she cants her hip right and spins her bo up above her, slapping the shaft into her open right hand.

"You seem worked up about something, burakamin."

A smirk pulls across her ruby red lips.

COMBATSYS: Rochelle has started a fight here.

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Rochelle         0/-------/-------|

The shakedown victim gets another hit that sends him unconciouss. He might not suffer any serious injuries once he wakes up since Masaaki makes sure to not cause any if not required, but that are still going to be a lot more bruises than he normaly hands out. With the job beind done Masaaki grasps the katana he had placed again a wall of the alleyway next to him earlier before turning around to stare at Rochelle for a moment, his lips quickly twitching upwards.

"Its burakumin, try to get it right. Besides, what gives the idea that I'm one?" Before he so much as bothers to say anything more he swiftly removes his shirt and suit jacket, causing him to display an Irezumi depicting an intricate dragon. "I can guess quite well what you are here for. Shall we get to it?"

COMBATSYS: Masaaki has joined the fight here.

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Rochelle         0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Masaaki

"A butterfly always finds a safe place to land, but a moth always draws toward flame," comes Rochelle's soft melody, as she watches the disrobing with an appreciative eyebrow.

Rochelle drops into a Silat stance, drawing her bo across her rear shoulderblade as the haft slides out to the side, her right hand reaching forward in a firm but relaxed wedge. She watches for a moment, focusing on Masaaki's core and synchronizing her breathing with his, her eyelids sliding lower and her mouth tilting down for a moment, as she trances. And then, she takes a step forward with her left foot, bo staff sliding forward, and she charges with a spinning turn that leaves her back twisting around for a brief moment, to close the space between them, before she snaps out to face him again, her bo lashing out at the side of his knee.

Her motorcycle boots tap across the ground as she fights, red ponytail bobbing behind her.

COMBATSYS: Masaaki blocks Rochelle's Power Strike.

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Rochelle         0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Masaaki

Masaaki quickly backs up slightly and crouches, blocking the bo staff by bringing his arms down directly in the path of the staff before it hits only to quickly retaliate by quickly rotating his body slightly in an attempt to quickly kick her in the side in the same motion.

Its quite obvious that he doesn't really care about the fight just yet.

COMBATSYS: Rochelle blocks Masaaki's Light Kick.

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Rochelle         0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0          Masaaki

Rochelle buffets the kick away with a blow from her outer right arm as she steps out of Masaaki's wheeling movement, before she steps back in to engage, locking eyes with Masaaki while the kick draws away. She knows not to engage in a push or struggle for balance, since that would give the male the advantage. Move for move is the proper method for woman fighting a man, given her lower center of gravity.

"I pray that katana's steel hasn't grown soft?" she asks with a purring lilt, before she jumps off the ground with a kick snapping upwards at Masaaki's jaw. Her boot and leather-clad leg flares to life with a brilliant glow of crimson chi, as she pulls her bo staff across her chest in both hands as a guard in case of premature counterattack. She lands on the ground a moment later, prepared for a defense with her staff.

COMBATSYS: Masaaki endures Rochelle's Rapids Beneath Bridge.

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Rochelle         0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0          Masaaki

Masaaki simply takes the kick to the jaw without even trying to get out of the way, twisting and moving backwards in reaction to his head being kicked upwards as he in the same movement pulls a throwing knife from an additional sheat attached to his katanas own sheat and throws it at Rochelle. By that point he has finished his movement backwards and gotten some distance between the both of them to reposition himself.

COMBATSYS: Masaaki successfully hits Rochelle with Blade Fang.
- Power hit! -

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Rochelle         0/-------/-======|=====--\-------\0          Masaaki

The knife stabs into Rochelle's shoulder, elicting a brief cry as she lurches away. Hissing through her teeth, she grabs the knife with a hand, and wrenches it out of places, sacrificing her blood in favor of being able to manuever. She snaps her head to face Masaaki, and swings her bo staff up and around, bringing it down from above with a blow as she jukes forward. The bo sliding forward out of both hands, she aims at the collarbone of Masaaki's dominant side.

COMBATSYS: Rochelle successfully hits Masaaki with Medium Strike.

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Rochelle         0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0          Masaaki

Seeing the bo heading his way Masaaki quickly tries to dodge out of the way, but underestimating the range of the staff it still hits him quite badly, emiting some silent cursing from him in turn. Not to be one to be stopped by a light blow like this he immideately twists around to send a quick kick Rochelles way with his non-dominant side to spare his other side any strain until the stinging subsides in a moment or two.

COMBATSYS: Rochelle blocks Masaaki's Light Kick.

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Rochelle         0/-------/=======|=======\-------\0          Masaaki

Rochelle brings her knee up and blocks the kick, grunting with a semi-snarling grimace as she buffets the leg away. She then jerks forward with her right hand in a finger blade, glowing red around her hand, aiming at Masaaki's throat.

"Perhaps a hint of panic will teach you the sublime."

COMBATSYS: Masaaki blocks Rochelle's Finger Dagger Harmony.

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Rochelle         1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0          Masaaki

Masaaki quickly raises his sheathed katana, redirecting the blade just enough to only nick him at the side of his neck before the man quickly crouches forwards and aims a particularly powerful punch at Rochelles gut.

"I'd be nervous if you had challenged me a few days earlier, but after my last fight? No blade or cheap trick can compare to that nightmare."

COMBATSYS: Rochelle avoids Masaaki's Tiger Drop.

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Rochelle         1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1          Masaaki

Rochelle slams her deflected hand down on the elbow of Masaaki's arm, bound for her stomach, and leaps into the air with him as a pommel. She inverts above him, pulling her bo crosslength with both hands as she flips back to her feet, hoping to land behind him. The bo, ideally, will catch him across the throat, so she can duck and toss him by his neck before her.

"This is just a message, to your boss, from the Syndicate," she growls.

COMBATSYS: Masaaki endures Rochelle's Medium Throw.

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Rochelle         1/------=/=======|>>>>>>>\>>-----\1          Masaaki

Once again Masaaki doesn't bother to get out of the way as he lets himself be thrown about, although he quickly catches himself before he impacts with the ground too hard. In fact, he quickly charges back at Rochelle at great speed as he throws several punches followed by a kick her way which, if they were to hit, would hurt quite a bit.

"Didn't you get paid enough the last time your groups roped us into one of your schemes? You must be desperate or greed has burned out your brains if you come after us for what is essentially pocket change nowadays."

COMBATSYS: Masaaki successfully hits Rochelle with Dragon Rush.
- Power hit! -

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Rochelle         1/---====/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>---\1          Masaaki

Rochelle takes a step back in shock at Masaaki's rapid recovery, before the flurry of retaliation blows knocks her about, slamming her backwards. A line of blood splashes out of her mouth as her head snaps to the side with the final fist, with the kick knocking her off her feet and onto her back. She turns to the side, wiping her mouth off with her motorcycle jacket sleeve, blood and lipstick smearing together with spit.

Rochelle pushes back to her feet, sucking in a deep breath, eyes narrowed. "It's about respect, you know, Masaaki."

At the announcement of his name, to punctuate the point about her research and the narrow targeting of her mission, she launches forward with a stream of bo prods, thrusts, swings, sweeps, and strikes, performing a carefully orchestrated ballet. At the very end, she thrusts forward as if holding a pole cue, at Masaaki's throat, before she flips backwards armlessly and lands in a crouch with her right knee on the ground, bo in her hands.

COMBATSYS: Rochelle successfully hits Masaaki with Fibonacci Sequence.

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Rochelle         0/-------/------=|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\1          Masaaki

Masaakis attempts to dodge any of the strikes fail barely as every time he just misses the bo barely with especially the stab at his throat leaving him reeling backwards and coughing blood.

"You don't deserve respect for you have no respect for anyone or anything else. You don't even have platitudes about respecting power or wealth considering your delusions of dominating everything with yourselves on top. Respect only ever works mutually or otherwise its loathing." With that said he just stares at Rochelle for a moment as he slowly starts glow a faint red before he abruptly charges at her at high speed, intend on driving her against the next best wall behind her followed by punching and headbutting her into the same a few times.

COMBATSYS: Rochelle dodges Masaaki's Dragon King EX.

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Rochelle         0/-------/---====|>>>>---\-------\0          Masaaki

Rochelle springs into the air at the last second, letting Masaaki run head first into the wall. She lands behind him and jumps away, turning about as her front leg hits the ground and she twists about on it to face him. Silently, she leaps into the air with a jump kick, lashing out with a spinning roundhouse airborne, hoping to knock Masaaki off his feet with the force and torque of the blow. Then, she lands, jamming the bo staff downwards like a spear into him, aiming at the base of his sternum, with a disabling blow.

COMBATSYS: Masaaki dodges Rochelle's Glittering Monsoon.

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Rochelle         0/-------/---====|>>>>---\-------\0          Masaaki

Masaaki quickly leaps out of the way of the attack and rolls over the ground a few steps away, completely undeterred by the failure of his ultimate technique, clearly intend on not giving in in any way or even so much as slowing down. Not that he actually does bother to counter-attack just yet as he simply takes a moment to catch his breath the moment he manages to get to his feet again.

COMBATSYS: Masaaki gains composure.

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Rochelle         0/-------/---====|>>-----\-------\0          Masaaki

Rochelle lands on the ground after missing her mark with the kick, right hand touching the ground as she holds her staff in the left. She does a quick three step sprint at Masaaki, her arm glowing with crimson chi, before she wheels up and around with a sudden skidding halt to her approach. The momentum transfers into her arm, as she bends her wrist backwards and brings her forearm around in a definitive strike, slicing through the air with a crackling sound of fire.

COMBATSYS: Rochelle successfully hits Masaaki with Power Surge.

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Rochelle         0/-------/--=====|>>>>>--\-------\0          Masaaki

And another attack Masaaki is incapable of properly blocking as it hits him, painfully, and causes him to stumble backwards followed by him coughing up even more blood. At least until he quickly wipes it away from his mouthn and he charges back at Rochelle with his arms outstretched, intend of grabbing her, lifting her up and bending her over his back in an Argentinian backbreaker directly out of wrestling before dropping her again.

COMBATSYS: Masaaki successfully hits Rochelle with Improvised Grapple.
- Power hit! -

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Rochelle         1/-----==/=======|>------\-------\0          Masaaki

Rochelle screams in fury as she's lifted up off her feet, a kicking buck with one leg as she struggles to manuever for safety, before she's slammed over Masaaki's shoulder on her back, body bending over him. There's a scream, before she jolts straight again, bouncing to the ground as she's dropped. Her bo staff falls from her hand, rolling a half foot from her grasp, and she lays on the ground, on her face, shuddering in pain. She drags herself a pace, head drooping between her sagging shoulders, feeling the wear of the fight.

Rochelle, shaking, reaches for her staff, and rolls around onto her side. She pushes herself up, using the staff as a brace, and stares down Masaaki. "I can see we are nearly at an end to our affairs, Masaaki. You can call me Rochelle. Allow me to import a bit of wisdom."

Without another word, she springs off the ground with her bo as a vaulting pole, her body exploding in a sclera of violent red chi as her leg lashes out in a single leg dropkick.

COMBATSYS: Masaaki blocks Rochelle's Golden Storm.

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Rochelle         0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0          Masaaki

For once Masaaki finaly manages to react in time as he blocks the kick by crossing his arms in front of him, although he does indeed heavily buckle under the force. Still, he uses the opporturnity of the close range as he immideately leaps up from where he stands only to instantly transition into a dropkick aimed directly for Rochelles head.

That particular Yakuza MIGHT have had a few too many teachers at the same time.

COMBATSYS: Rochelle blocks Masaaki's Dropkick EX.

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Rochelle         0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0          Masaaki

Rochelle brings her arms up to block the dropkick, but nonetheless gets knocked to the ground from the backfeed of the powerful attack. She launches off the ground at Masaaki with a swift swing of her bo, sweeping it around as she torpedos at the Yakuza enforcer, before she topples past with a stagger, falling to the ground. The Southtown Syndicate enforcer goes silent, then, out like a light.

COMBATSYS: Rochelle can no longer fight.

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Masaaki          0/-------/-----==|

COMBATSYS: Masaaki blocks Rochelle's Tsunami Strike.

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A quick sidestep and a raised arm in the way of the Bo is all that Masaaki needs to defend against Rochelles last attempt to harm him as he watches her stagger past him as she collapses.

Waiting only a moment to confirm that she indeed is knocked out Masaaki quickly gets himself dressed again before pulling a notebook and a wallet out of his pockets. In short order he leans the unconcious Enforcer against a wall in a position that is likely more dignified than face-first in the dirt before stuffing several yen bills and a quickly scribbled note into her hand before the Yakuza himself quickly leaves.

The note in question? 'My thanks for the remarkable battle Rochelle. I'd invite you for a drink, but that might have to wait considering circumstances. Look for a good bar since the money is definitely enought to buy yourself a personal bottle of high-quality.'

COMBATSYS: Masaaki takes no action.

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COMBATSYS: Masaaki has ended the fight here.

Log created on 20:13:52 07/03/2017 by Rochelle, and last modified on 23:42:51 07/03/2017.