KOF 2017 - Act 3: Mission 7) Grimm Bloody Fable

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Description: Lilith, the petite succubus, is a loyal soldier in the Darkstalker army. But the hungry shadow of the succubus can sense weakness, however, and taste the darkness sitting in one's soul. And naturally, one must nip out to have a snack once in awhile. Brother Grimm may be on the prowl for the monsters invading Japan, but he will soon find himself hunted by Lilith, ready to have a taste of the curse that lays deep within.

The warzone was a vision of hell. Rubble, black soot, the smell of sulfur and god knows what else--it was a nightmare. For Lilith, it was not anymore beautiful as it might have been to the average human--it was black, ruined, and ugly--but there was the strange sensation of the passage of souls here. Many had died here. She could sense them, in the strange manner of her kind. They were not present, they had passed. A shame, to be sure--though Lilith also wasn't sure how she felt about it. So many young, and women and children--something about that bothered her in a way she could not adequately describe.

And now there was this 'doing Jedah's bidding' situation she had to take care of. She'd have stalked Brother Grimm for a while, as much as she could, anyway--to pick up a good situation on which to spring her presence. Likely he'd already picked up on her shadowing him already.

A small green bat made of energy would flutter down, before glowing and transfiguring itself into her normal shape atop a spire of wreckage, cherry red stiletto heeled boots perched against broken cement and rebar.

"Hi there, how're you doing?!"

Grimm hasn't been doing what one might expect someone who professed to be dedicated to the good of mankind might be doing in a warzone. He wasn't going out of his way to tend to the sick and injured, or bringing in food and water to those who couldn't get out. No, he has been stalking the streets, much as the bat stalked him, driven by some invisible purpose and looking for something.

That's not to say he didn't help those he came across when needed. IT just wasn't his driving goal at the moment.

He walked the ruins, carefully picking his way through the rubble as he kept moving in some pattern that likely made no sense to anyone but him. Nor was he oblivious to the.. whatever it was stalking him. He chose to ignore it until it became a problem. Though once the bat turns to woman, he has little choice in the matter anymore.

He stares at the woman as she speaks her question, slowly casts his eyes around the destruction around them, and in flat, heavily accented voice says, "I've seen better days."

"It's kind of silly, don't you think? Humans make these great big cities with all these neat stuff and then someone just comes along and breaks 'em--all of it," Lilith shrugs, like a young person might do at a subject they don't understand. "Why would they do that? What could possibly be that important? It's dumb," she nods matter of factly.

"Maybe what Jedah says about all the humans and darkstalkers rejoining and becoming one is right? Don't matter--I have to do what he says--and he says you gotta die," her reddish eyes alight on Brother Grimm.

"Now if you're good I'll take you into me and we can be one, too! though I'm not sure if you'd like that," again, a shrug. "Most don't like the idea of being taken into a collective," she sighs casually.

"Lets get this going then! Hiyah!" she grins and jumps from her perch, her wings already turning into elongated arms tipped with blades seeking flesh!

COMBATSYS: Lilith has started a fight here on the right meter side.

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COMBATSYS: Brother Grimm has joined the fight here.

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Brother Grimm    0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Lilith

COMBATSYS: Brother Grimm blocks Lilith's Toe Pierce.

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Brother Grimm    0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Lilith

"Human nature is to build and destroy."

Grimm frowns towards Lilith as she speaks Jedah's name. He hasn't been around Japan long enough to piss off all that many darkstalkers, so it doesn't take a genius to figure things outs. "I don't die easily."

He flicks his wrist, causing a knife to fall free of his sleeve and slap into the palm of his hand, brought up just in time to deflect those wing blades coming his way. Enough strength behind the light blade to keep most of the assault away from his flesh.

He doesn't take the moment to back away and collect himself. If this demon wants to play in close, he's perfectly fine with that. He spins on his left foot, swinging his right leg about to either impact Lilith or else get her to back off and clear himself a little bit of breathing room.

COMBATSYS: Lilith dodges Brother Grimm's Strong Kick.

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Brother Grimm    0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Lilith

Lilith's cherry-red wingblade impacts Brother's knife with a metallic SHING--glancing off it. She lands from where she jumped off the spire of wreckage and is now much closer to Brother Grimm, grinning up at him eerily. She's quick, very quick--ducking under the rising blow from Grimm's leg, quickly pulling herself back up, still with that look of amusement on her face.

"Y'missed!" her leg comes around now--the petite stiletto heeled boot morphing instead into a pendulum blade as she seeks to rake it across Grimm's upper body or arms.

COMBATSYS: Brother Grimm endures Lilith's Light Kick.

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Brother Grimm    0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0           Lilith

"So I did." Grimm is not one to give in to goading. Yet. His blood hasn't started boiling yet. He sees the scything kick coming and instead of trying to ward it off with his knife or get out of the way, he simply holds up his hand to catch the transformed appendage. The blade sinks into his hand, drawing coppery smelling blood, yet his expression remains fairly neutral.

There's another twist of his wrist and a glass vial falls out of his sleeve to clatter to the ground next to his foot. A slight shift of his heel and he stomps on it, crushing the glass and releasing a plume of black smoke around the pair.

It dissipates quickly, but as it does he's no longer standing before Lilith. It may take a moment to realize he's moved behind her, plunging his knife towards her back.

COMBATSYS: Brother Grimm successfully hits Lilith with Rumpelstiltzchen.

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Brother Grimm    0/-------/----===|===----\-------\0           Lilith

Lilith's eyes are wide open and her teeth bared as her boot-blade slices across Brother Grimm--drawing sweet sweet blood. However she's not able to rejoice for long as the vial is smashed--and she's suddenly left in a mist--which is apparently playing hell with her sinuses!

"Was that maganeese? Whatever that stuff is? Gack--hack--cough!" Lilith likely heard the term 'magnesium' at some point, which was the main component of flash bangs or thunder flash grenades--though it's safe to say she doesn't understand the difference between those and a smoke bomb-type effect like this. All she knows is she's got her hands covering her face coughing as the knife slides into her back, causing her to recoil in sharp pain.

"Ackk!" she turns with a feral grimace, probably only dimly aware the wound on her back is of the 'sucking open wound' variety and is spurting blood. As she turns she begins to spin and her wings form into blades again--trying to top-spin right into Brother Grimm!

COMBATSYS: Brother Grimm parries Lilith's Merry Turn!!

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Someone really likes playing with knives a little too much. Grimm gives it a quick flick, scattering some stray droplets of blood across the ground. His nostrils flare slightly, his eyes are just a hair wider than they were. Adrenaline is starting to work it's magic on the hunter. Even his wounds seems to be slowly stitching themselves up, the blood that should be running from his hand just coming at a slow drip.

The knife comes up to deflect the first impact of the spinning Lilith, giving him a little push to dance out of the way from the rest of the assualt, waiting for her to slow.

As soon as he detects an opening, he shifts his foot in one of his boots, a blade springing from the toe. There's only a moment to register yet another blade entering the mix of his shiny, pointy objects befor he's launching himself into an acrobatic flip, the moves him a bit away from the demoness while lashing out at her with the bladed boot along the way.

COMBATSYS: Lilith blocks Brother Grimm's Aschenputtel EX.

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Brother Grimm    0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0           Lilith

Blood still pulses in a weak stream from Lilith's back as she turns, which as she spins sends tiny droplets scattering across the rubble and the ground nearby. She isn't quite sure how he managed to deflect her spinning wing blade--though she is aware that there was a flash and a 'shing' as her wing-blade bounced off the man's knife.

"Ohh, a wise guy, eh--" she brings her wings up again--this time formed into giant blocky red cartoonish hands--blocking the knife boot and pushing Grimm back and away from her.

"I see you've played knifey-spoony before!" her wings reel back and form into a multitude of spikes--racing toward Brother Grimm like a swarm of sparrow-sized hornets!

COMBATSYS: Lilith successfully hits Brother Grimm with Strong Punch.
Glancing Blow

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Brother Grimm    0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Lilith

"Do you ever stop talking?" Grimm manages to sound exasperated with the demoness already as he lands back on his feet. "Of course not, stupid question." He wipes the palm of his injured hand on his cassock, leaving a streak of red, flexing his fingers to work feeling back into the hand.

Once the spikes start coming he shifts to the side, many of the blows missing him but a few still manage to taste flesh as they add some rips to his clothing, streaks of blood welling up underneath.

Grimm doesn't stop moving though, instead coming right back into striking distance of Lilith, lashing out with his knife in a sweeping arc to hopefully draw a painful wound across the mouthy darkstalker.

COMBATSYS: Lilith fails to interrupt Fierce Strike from Brother Grimm with Splendor Love.

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Brother Grimm    1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0           Lilith

"No," Lilith replies plaintively, before pulling her wing spears back and reforming them. It seemed like he'd been cut--but not badly, she could just sense the tinge of blood in the air--and on her wings from that.

"Give me a gash, and I'll give you a swarm of soul-thirsty soul bats! TEMP--" suddenly Lilith's whole body flashes and she begins to rise up, her body wreathed in eldritch glowing--suddenly an entire flock of green-glowing bats explode out from her body--even as Brother Grimm sweeps his knife towards her!

"TATION!" she finishes--her entire body surrounded by the swarm of plasma-like bats!

The slash goes through, cutting across body with a gout of blood!

"Temptation?" Grimm queries as his blade finishes its arcing sweep. "You're not my type." He hops back a couple of steps still a bit unsure about those energy bats. His one arm is held straight down at his side his hand cupped to catch another of those glass vials as it's freed from whatever contraption up his sleeve holds them.

"It's not too late. You can give up this madness."

The slightly wild look that had been entering his eyes seems to be simmering back down, a look of pity replacing it. Most would probably find it insufferable. But even that pity doesn't keep him from flicking the vial towards Lilith's feet where it cracks open on the cracked pavement.

Red smoke billows out of this one, and it burns. Eyes, nose, lungs. It's like fire without the heat.

COMBATSYS: Lilith parries Brother Grimm's Rosenrot!!

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Brother Grimm    1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Lilith

"It was worth a shot," Lilith peers over at Brother Grimm as one eye is winced shut in pain, the other half-open as if drowsy--and it's not hard to see why--all the blood pouring out the front of her--in a red line going down the front of her abdomen. Slowly a great amount of the red ooze issuing forth is sucked back in and the wound seals itself--somehow, though it looks like the cut is still present in her costume.

As the glass vial shatters against the ground, Lilith's right head-wing beats as it drives the smoke away from her face and she jumps back--her right back wing spiraling around her arm as she lances it out for a sizeable punch towards Grimm.

COMBATSYS: Brother Grimm blocks Lilith's Medium Punch EX.

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Brother Grimm    1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1           Lilith

Brother Grimm brings his arms up across his body as the punch comes at him. His boots grating along the pavement as he's pushed back a few inches from the impact.

"Are you done trying to assassinate me? I'm almost honored your master thought I was worth the effort." He lowers his arms, eyes boring into the woman he's fighting. The knife in his hand is given a quick flip, lifting it up in the air for a forceful, downward stab.

COMBATSYS: Lilith blocks Brother Grimm's Power Strike.

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Brother Grimm    1/------=/=======|=======\===----\1           Lilith

"But you're still aliiiive--how can I be done!?" Lilith brings her wings up again and /grabs/ the blade with her blocky red wing hands--even as it begins to slide between them and slices into her face--and she has to jump back again to dis-entangle herself from it. She's panting, looking close to being finished--but blinks as she looks up at him again--reacting. Her body glows again and she splits in two--the phantom doppleganger of her appearing behind Brother Grimm as both her and her double try to /leap into/ Brother Grimm, trying to infect him or drain his soule energy directly?!

COMBATSYS: Lilith successfully hits Brother Grimm with Luminous Illusion.

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Brother Grimm    1/---====/=======|===----\-------\0           Lilith

"And you won't finish killing me." He keeps pressing down with his knife even as Lilith is warding it off from getting more than just a superficial cut. His dour expression is suddenly split by a grin. "I don't die eas..."

His words are cut off with a gasp as the illusion strikes at his back pulling at life energy perhaps a bit more vital than any normal human has the right to possess, his knife clattering to the ground. He lets out a sharp hiss. "Let. Me."

"Go!" The last word comes out as a growl, as he lashes out with just his hand at the demoness. A hand and arm that is noticably larger and stronger than it was a moment ago, tipped with wicked looking black claws.

COMBATSYS: Lilith dodges Brother Grimm's Allerleirauh.

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Brother Grimm    1/---====/=======|===----\-------\0           Lilith

Lilith is expelled from Brother Grimm's body--Patrick Swayze in Ghost style--landing on the ground with an OOMPH--but it's just the one of her, apparently the clone had disappated inside Grimm somehow after doing damage to him internally! Ew.

"I can sure try!" Lilith flaps her wings and flutters to the side in a dash away from Grimm's hand strike--looking as if she's still charged with adrenaline from that previous display.

"Hiyah!" she leaps at Grimm and her boot forms into a pendulum blade once again--crashing down on him with her full weight behind it--and likely some extra inertia from her beating wings!

COMBATSYS: Brother Grimm parries Lilith's Heavy Kick!!

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Brother Grimm    1/=======/=======|====---\-------\0           Lilith

A pair of blades comes up crossed over his head to catch the kick. It does raise the question just how many of those things he has stashed away in his cassock, but what hunter doesn't love their pointy objects. He keeps foot from reaching his face, lips peeled back from his teeth, exposing fangs. Now his blood is boiling.

His entire body swells with muscle, his features going just a touch feral as he grimaces in pain. The temporary transformation tearing at his body.

But with the extra strength and mass he propels himself right at the succubus with a sound, half a warcry, half a roar, using every ounce of force he can muster to bowl over Lilith and drive those twin daggers home.

COMBATSYS: Lilith blocks Brother Grimm's Eisenhans EX.

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Brother Grimm    0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0           Lilith

"Hey--how did you do that?!" Lilith is apparently annoyed that Grimm is somehow stealing her bit of blades coming out of nowhere--her large pendulum blade foot clanging against them--or rather being shoved back and flipped through the air--her boots returning to normal as she lands.

Brother Grimm barrels toward her, and Lilith begins to scream in alarm--like Bill Murray with Slimer barreling down on him in Ghstbusters--and then--


Both daggers ram home, and she's more or less impaled, looking woozy from blood loss.

"Ow," she mutters in pain, though it sounds rather anti-climactic compared to what just happened--wrenching herself free and trying to leap into the air--one wing trying to cut into him before she begins breaking up--disappating into soul bats!

COMBATSYS: Lilith can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Brother Grimm blocks Lilith's Shining Blade.

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With his blades free, Grimm manages to bring one up to help block the parting shot.

As Lilith vanishes, the hunter's rage subsides and he sinks to his knees, his body shrinking back to normal in a blink of an eye with his clothes a little worse for wear at the seams. He flicks at one at his shoulder that didn't manage to hold up at all with an annoyed tsk.

He looks around him at the ruined buildings, trying to lay eyes on one where he can lay low for a few hours a lick his wounds before resuming his trek across the war-torn city.

With a heavy sigh, he gets to his feet and lurches off towards one building that looks promising, and now keeping an eye out for any stray bats.

Log created on 16:28:08 11/18/2017 by Lilith, and last modified on 00:53:59 11/25/2017.