Ragna - One's Mission

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Description: Tsubaki Yayoi seeks out Ragna the Bloodedge once more in order to carry out the mission assigned to her. Ragna doesn't appear to be in the mood for the NOL's shenanigans. The clash is inevitable. But in the end, for what purpose was this all for?

Ragna The Bloodedge was more than a little ticked with the NOL lately. Between the Noel and Terumi incident, Tsubaki interrupting his dinner, Hibiki accosting him and then starting a pointless fight, he was much more on his guard now. Not eating in public spaces, moving through back alleys.

It was hard to find the man for a good while, but he eventually turned up. Someone matching his description was seen in the east, and thus, here he is. Lo and behold. In a back alley, talking with an informant. The conversation goes smoothly, he hands over a sum of cash, and then he's ready to be the hell on his way. It's all good. "Alright, next on the damn agenda..."

He pats his stomach. "...Something to eat, I guesss." And with that, Ragna turns to head off, not expecting any shenanigans at all. Nooooo.

Unfortunately for Ragna the Bloodedge, he would be meeting with Tsubaki Yayoi once again, but this time it will not be so cordial. That was to be expected though yes? She did warn him after all. Someone had informed Intelligence, and the woman had been informed immediately. Her desire to not actively seek Ragna oddly replaced since the meeting with Captain Hazama which was now...a hazy affair.

As Ragna rounded that corner, Tsubaki saw him from a distance, and began to approach, cloaked and masked as she had been on their first initial meeting.

"Ragna the Bloodedge!" yes she's calling him out in public. She is here to dispense the Imperator's Justice after all. She is the lance of their will.


Ragna pauses, Tsubaki's voice reaching his ears. "...Seriously?" He grumbles to himself, then turns his head to give the woman a critical side eye from the right, placing his red eye on her. "What the hell do you want? Calling me out like that? Are just trying to make life difficult for me?" Well... he IS a criminal and all... But nevermind that.

"Look, I've been having a really long couple of weeks now." He starts, turning around to face her directly, and the people on the street start making a wide berth as to not get caught up in what will probably be a fight soon. "So why don't you just make like a tree, and fuck off somewhere else. Preferably out of my airspace."

It's a long shot, but he's saying it anyway, damn it.

A moment's hesitation from Tsubaki perhaps? She does pause in her advance. She had told him...told him next time she wouldn't give him up, and she had her orders from acting Colonel Hazama. She approaches Ragna, staring him down from behind the mask. Then there's a glow of golden light around her, seeming to burn awya the cloak and mask, leaving Tsubaki in a uniform far different from the typical one worn by the NOL, almost reminiscent of the Imperial Japanese uniforms, save the cap atop her head has a pair of wings extending from the sides and a brilliant blue eye that matches Tsubaki's. On her left wrist is a strange contraption that could be a shield, but it's arguably also a book, with a simliar eye on the center of it's spine. And lastly, there's that gladius like sword held in her right hand, that is brought up and pointed at Ragna.

"I have been ordered, as one of the Wings of Justice to attempt and apprehend you. Prepare yourself." If it wasn't for the unnerving fact that the eye on the shield and hat seem to lock onto Ragna with Tsubaki's own eyes, all four glow red at that last part. The tone sounding awkward, a little forced perhaps?

COMBATSYS: Tsubaki has started a fight here.

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COMBATSYS: Ragna has joined the fight here.

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Tsubaki          0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0            Ragna

"Uh, what?" Well, okay, it's not that surprising or confusing, but something is off here. Putting aside the transformation, her eyes were blue, weren't they? Now they're red? On top of that, her voice is off from the last time they met..

Ugh, is this some kind of Armagus effect? Magic? A Gain Art? He doesn't even know. Too many unknowns. All he knows now is that he's going to have to defend himself.


"For the love of-" Sigh. "Nevermind. Fuck it. It's not even my business whatever the hell bullshit is happening with you NOL assholes. He clenches his fists at his sides. "I'm gonna need you to go the hell away, though!"

With that, he grips the handle of his sword and immediately swings it out, sending a wave of crimson black energy roaring right for the Executor!

"Dead Spike!"

COMBATSYS: Tsubaki blocks Ragna's Dead Spike.

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Tsubaki          0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0            Ragna

So it seems that Ragna will face her head on. She had expected him to try and flee, but, this will do for what she needs. As for Ragna's opening assault? Tsubaki brings the shield book up in front of her, a protective field defusing some of the initial assault. So... he didhave dark powers after all, fitting then, she would be cleansing them with the light of Izayoi.

Using some of the momentum to step back, Tsubaki knelt and then the cape of ehr uniform seemed to flare into a pair of wings as she swiped her sword upwards, launching herself and hopefully Ragna into the air before duplicate blades of light form and lance upwards to catch Ragna!


COMBATSYS: Tsubaki successfully hits Ragna with Benedictus Rex.

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Tsubaki          0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0            Ragna

"Tch." Blocked, but that's not surprising. It was a simple, headlong attack to see just what she'd do. But she was fast. Not as fast as Hibiki, but enough to surprise him. That strike upwards, carried by her winged cape, sends him sailing upwards into the air.

But Ragna doesn't just let it stop there. He flips in mid-air, gripping his weapon as he sails back downward on the descent. "Don't get too damn cocky!" He roars, his sword unfolding into a scythe, blood red energy forming the blade. He rears back and swipes downward with it, aiming to cleave down into Tsubaki in turn for her previous assault!

COMBATSYS: Tsubaki blocks Ragna's Blood Scythe.

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Tsubaki          0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0            Ragna

Again, the eyes on her uniform seem to track Ragna, and the shield book is brought up between her and the strike of that scythe. Tsubaki landing gracefully with the deflection, before this time she her sword suddenlly slashes outwards, extending into a bladed whip. Attempting to drag slash Ragna with as many of the edges as she can.

Inwardly thinking to herself, "I can't lose here...I must defeat him...no more failure..."

COMBATSYS: Ragna dodges Tsubaki's Medium Strike.

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Tsubaki          0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0            Ragna

Ragna lands, the scythe folding back into a sword, and after that, he leaps aside, avoiding Tsubaki's bladed whip strike. "Tch! Not likely!" Tucking into a roll, the Grim Reaper immediately turns on his heel and kicks off, launching himself towards the Executor with a heavy sideswipe from his sword.

No darkness or anything like that. Just a good old fashioned horizontal strike. Sometimes simple is best. Maybe. "I swear to god, I'll have dealt with all of you assholes by the time this month is out!" What's next? Jin coming out of nowhere on an ice car to crash into him!?

COMBATSYS: Tsubaki blocks Ragna's Medium Strike.

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Tsubaki          0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0            Ragna

As Ragna brings that sword in once more, Tsubaki brings her shield in it's path. She needs to keep the distance close enough so she can carry out the other part of her assignment. This time as she steps back to absord the blow her botos plant before she launches herself forwards. The book shield opening, surrounding Tsubaki with a sphere of light as she launches herself towards Ragna.

"Sanctus Aequum!"

COMBATSYS: Ragna blocks Tsubaki's Sanctus Aequum.

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Tsubaki          0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0            Ragna

COMBATSYS: Tsubaki has left the fight here.

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"Not happening."

Ragna uses his sword as a shield to block Tsubaki's charge. The resulting impact does cause him to skid backwards a ways, but there's almost no recovery time as he speeds forward, kicking off the ground as he rears back with a fist. There's no more words to be said. Something is going on here, and though he can't tell exactly what, Tsubaki is different now than she was before. If he has to beat some sense into her, then so goddamn be it.

Once he's in range he lets that fist fly right towards her midsection. "Hell's..." And then with his other arm, he sweeps upwards into an uppercut, causing a pillar of crimson black energy to erupt and come tearing after her. "...Fang!"

COMBATSYS: Tsubaki dodges Ragna's Hell's Fang.

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Tsubaki          0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1            Ragna

The two deflect and attempt to counter, but this time Tsubaki twists her body out of the way of Ragna's attack, and as his last assault from him close she pulls the small green Armagus she had been given by Hazama from it's place in a pocket. This time when she attacks it's with a thrust of that small green gem, attempting to jab it into Ragna's body. Those were her orders, she had to follow her orders.

COMBATSYS: Ragna dodges Tsubaki's Light Random Weapon.

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Tsubaki          0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1            Ragna

What the heck is that supposed to be? Ragna tchs as he misses the mark, but he sails past, then abruptly kicks off to the side, leaping into the alleyway wall and avoiding the thrust of that green gem. He doesn't dwell on what it's supposed to be however. Instead, he leaps off the wall, sword held upwards as he descends, and then comes slamming right back down with a blade cloaked in bloody red energy. "Hah!"

COMBATSYS: Ragna successfully hits Tsubaki with Dark Impact.

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Tsubaki          1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1            Ragna

As the dark slam of energy crashes into her, Tsubaki stumbled back. Before her left hand Moved out before her, the book detaching from her wrist, pages flipping rapidly as Tsubaki's eyes glowed. Letters and glyphs of various languages and heiroglyphs beginning to appear and swirl around her, before she takes a chance and sprints towards Ragna once more, drawing the green Ars Magus down and then lashing out with a series of attempted stabs. She had to stab him with it. Her orders were to stab him. That's all she needed to do. All she could think of doing.

COMBATSYS: Tsubaki successfully hits Ragna with Light Random Weapon.

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Tsubaki          1/-------/=======|=======\====---\1            Ragna

Tsk! Of course that wouldn't be enough to make her retreat. Ragna is left cursing as Tsubaki dives in again and though he tries to deflect that green armagus she seems to be intent on piercing him with, his timing is off, and it pierces into his left arm, and the effect is immediate. "...!?" A throbbing in his right eye and his right arm. Like a pulsing heartbeat running through him, burning faintly. "What the hell...?"

It doesn't seem like it's poison or anything, but Ragna appears to be done playing around at this point. "Alright. Clearly I've been too patient with your dumb ass." Then, a sickly black aura builds up, surrounding the Grim Reaper as he takes a step forward. It shrouds his form, his right eye gleaming red as his weapon unfolds into scythe form. "Playtime is OVER!" At the last word, his weapon erupts, blood red scythe forming.

"Haaaaaah!" He steps in and cleaves through the alleyway. "Black..." And another one. Another... yet another follows, becoming a veritable storm of corrupted energy tearing the place apart. Then, at last, he rears back with one final swing, a black wing of darkness forming over the scythe before Ragna thrusts it forward. "...Onslaught!"

COMBATSYS: Ragna successfully hits Tsubaki with Black Onslaught EX.

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Tsubaki          1/------=/=======|>>>>---\-------\0            Ragna

With that stab of the Crystal, Tsubaki stepped back. The red glow fading from her eyes. Seeming disoriented for a moment, before she hears Ragna's cry of anger at her. What had happened? It was like she was in a fog for a moment before the torrent of Darkness was raging towards her! Quickly attempting to bring her shield up once more to defend before she's engulfed. And then the dark wing scythe cleaves into her, Tsubaki's form skidding backwards and collapsing onto her knees. She knows she doesn't have to win...And yet...yet...

Tsubaki's sword stabs into the ground as the Book overs before her eyes again. That gold light flooding into her before the pages flutter back. "Dispatched...in man's...DARKEST HOUR! WE ARE KNIGHTS OF THE BLUE FLAME!" she began to mutter and incantion. Orbs of light appearing above Tsubaki, crackling with energy before forming into four swords. "Requiem... MALEDICTUS!" The blades then point towards Ragna and shriek through the air towards him.

COMBATSYS: Tsubaki can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Ragna blocks Tsubaki's Requiem Maledictus.

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COMBATSYS: Ragna has ended the fight here.

After letting out that massive burst of power from the Azure, Ragna calms down, panting lightly as he glares across the alleyway at Tsubaki on her knees. "...Tch. Stubborn as hell." He curses, but forms his scythe back into a blade and swings, cutting through the majority of those light blades.

One after the other, they're cut down, but a number get through and slice at him. It's not enough to stop him however he remains standing in the aftermath. once the dust settles, Ragna stands there, glaring at his opponent for a number of seconds. "Kh- Fucking waste of time." And then he abruptly turns away with a swing of the arm. A plume of crimon black energy wreathes out in his wake as he leaves the area. Riiiight as the cop sirens start to sound in the distance.

And then he's gone.

As the blades of light are batted aside and her final stand is dashed, Tsubaki's resolve begins to falter. The sword clattering to the ground next to her. Gasping for breath. Why? Why wasn't she good enough? She had Izayoi's power on her side. What did this criminal have? And then it happened. The first sign that she was using her families ancient weapon too much. A pain in her eyes, a fluttering blur of darkness overtaking her vision, clouding it. Franticaly, her hands clutching at her face, eyes blinking. No, it shouldn't be this fast, she couldn't have used all of her light in that one battle. Before the sounds began to fade to, her vision returning just in time for her strength to fail her as she collapsed into a heap on the ground. She had succeeded at her mission...but had been utterly overwhelmed by Ragna's strength.

Log created on 21:30:14 12/21/2017 by Ragna, and last modified on 22:10:10 12/27/2017.