World Warrior 2018 - World Warrior Qualifiers R3 - Zach Vs Lee Chaolan

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Description: Zach Glenn and Lee Chaolan have unfinished business to conduct following the King of Fighters. There is apparently also a fight to be had.

Lee Chaolan was beginning to turn his life around.

Oh, the World Warrior and Stroheim was a bust for Lee. He was at his lowest point there, and worst of all, he lost everything. But. And a big but. He met someone who would turn his life around. Ryo Sakazaki gave him an offer that he couldn't refuse, joining in with the Kyokugen dojo... and more important, a ticket back to Japan. Having returned to his country, he finally reached the end of the bankruptcies. It was time for the coup de grace for his misfortune.

And it would begin with Zach Glenn.

The Kobe Skate Park was a bit unusual for a venue, but not impossible. For Lee, it was the fastest, cheapest 'neutral' point to bring his delivery. The park was alive with local teenagers, ramping up and down the halfpipes and pools down into the park; it was a concrete layout, with wire fencing all around it, and a small parking lot beside it. There were many ways to expect the former CEO of Violet Systems.

Him showing up in a small shipping van was likely not one of them.

Pulling up alongside the skate park, he checks his Strolheim watch, dressed in...a brown courier outfit. Hat and all. He holds a clipboard in his hands, as the unmarked white van stands by. This was where he would meet Zach. Most likely, Zach was here.... but either Zach couldn't recognize Lee, or visa versa. At least, not yet. The silver haired demon clears his throat. "Oh!"

"Zach Glenn?~"

Zach showed up, wearing his usual business casual with a long coat to ward off the cold. Zach's hard to miss, really. An American, in business attire, in a Japanes skate park? And it's not like he's wearing a hat. The white hair is another excellent clue as to the man's identity.

He makes his way over to Lee, blinking once. The courier outfit was... not what he was expecting honestly. "That'd be me," he responds. The Strolheim watch is buzzing against his wrist. "Lee Chaolan?"

"OH! There you are!"

Lee Chaolan mimes a gasp, eyes wide as he turns towards Zach. Adjusting his uniform, he gives a bow. "That is me! Lee Chaolan! Now, I may admit, I have lured you here on false pretenses. We have a World Warrior match, of course, but first..."

ANd Lee Chaolan sweeps him arm, throwing glitter around.


"OH EXCELLENT!~" He shouts, as the glitter cascades around. Walking in a circle like a japanese pop idol, hips wiggling with every step, he reaches the back doors of the shipping van. "Along with your team's million dollar prize, which should be arriving in that security deposit account any day now, not only is there a wonderful Saturday Night Fight that will be in your team's honor... but there is the greatest prize of all...." And he swings the doors open.... revealing a single combot. The robot steps out, striding with careful footwork down from the bed of the van. The lamp-eyed robot, with pincher claws, looked to be a fairly generic model... except, of course, a sense of spiritual energy around it... and the fact it was dressed in a butler suit. The Combot bows, as Lee Chaolan takes a small hand broom and sweeps up the glitter he tossed around. Things were tight now.

And he had a feeling he would need to recycle.

Zach stays... very neutral during the whole display. He blinks once, nodding regarding the match, shrugging off the suggestion of false pretenses. He pulls out a smartphone, thumbs the screen a couple of times before pocketing it. A couple men, one a Japanese man with red hair suggesting Scotish blood and perhaps the most non-descript Japanese man Lee has ever met, take the robot away towards a waiting truck. There is a part of Zach that wants to get the whole King of Fighters 2017 affair behind him in the most expedient manner possible.

"Well," Zach says as he shrugs out of the coat, "I'd hate to disappoint." He rolls his shoulders as he takes on a ready stance.

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn has started a fight here.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Lee Chaolan has joined the fight here.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/-------|======-\-------\0      Lee Chaolan

Lee Chaolan allows the delightful butler bot get carried away, as he lets the magic sink into Zach. Having collected most of the glitter, he taps it into his pocket, just for the moment when he needed it next. As Zach takes off his coat, Lee Chaolan just gives a wink. "Don't worry about disappointment! Just be..." Lee Chaolan holds a moment, before following up with the utmost sincerity. "JUst be grateful, please. It's very hard to get these prizes to people." He explains, before tapping his chin. "Now where was I... OH!"

'Oh yes, our fight!"

Lee Chaolan eases into his martial arts stance, bringing up his guard up. Leaning backwards, he brings forward a single hand. Head cocked, smirk on his lips, the uniformed Lee Chaolan only beckons for Zach to come, with an invitation.


Zach lets out a sharp whistle before slinging the coat towards the red-head. The coat is snatched out of the air, and a long object is thrown back. Zach snatches the wooden claymore out of the air by the hilt before spinning the weapon once, then twice in one hand. Golden light slides along the blade, exposing Celtic knotwork along its length.

Then he dashes in, taking a quick swing at Lee's head with the psychically-assisted weapon. The psion does not know much about Lee aside from the whole King of Fighters stuff, and needs to test the man out first.

COMBATSYS: Lee Chaolan dodges Zach Glenn's Medium Strike.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/-------|======-\-------\0      Lee Chaolan

Lee Chaolan breaks away as the blade comes, moving in tandem with his opponent. Slipping around the staggering swipe, the martial artist demonstrates his speed. Power? Well, he was treading lightly. While zach may be unaware of Lee's potential, Lee was well aware of Zach's potential in his King of Fighters matches. Zach was relentlessly powerful; and a mere tap from him could send Lee hurtling. He was being cautious.

Those his smirk said otherwise.

"Excellent form, though it feels like you are holding back." He says lightly, pushing in with a thrusting kick. The kick lands short, as his other leg comes around. Swinging it upwards, the martial artist backflips, pivoting head over heads into a flip kick, attempting to somersault away backwards. "I say again."


COMBATSYS: Lee Chaolan successfully hits Zach Glenn with Lee Somersault.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/---====|=======\==-----\1      Lee Chaolan

Zach lets out a grunt of expelled air as the kick drives home, staggering back half a step. He looks a little chagrined, then brings the claymore to a high guard position. His eyes narrow. There's banter, and then there's the feeling you're being played. Zach has the distinct impression that the latter is happening.

So he says nothing, gives Lee little to work with. He brings the blade down in a sharp motion that could not possibly strike the fallen businessman. No, that would be the job of the crescent of psychic energy that slews off of the blade and whips towards the man!

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn successfully hits Lee Chaolan with Caladbolg.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1      Lee Chaolan

There was that power.

As the blade is unleashed again, the wave of energy hurls after Lee Chaolan. The martial artist lands on his backflip... in time for the incoming wave. The blast connects as he turns away, blowing him backwards into the wire fence. Grunting in pain, he stare back at Zach... before flashing a thumbs up.


There was a long distance now. Lee Chaolan builds up speed, accelerating towards Zach as he charges forward. Long steps come, as he zooms straight forward. And then, he takes to the air; sweeping his foot around, he swings the limb into a wide kick, attempting to slam it into Zach's neck. Should it be successful? The -other- leg would pivot, as he would try to turn it into a grapple between both legs, a scissor takedown to smash Zach headfirst to the ground.

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn blocks Lee Chaolan's Waxing Crescent.

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Zach Glenn       1/------=/=======|=======\====---\1      Lee Chaolan

Zach brings his weapon around to catch both kicks, his knees flexing under the impact. Lee's in close, and the fact of the matter is that the claymore serves a lot of functions. One such function, though an unintended one, is to distract people from the fact that the basis of his fighting style was the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. Which had a heavy emphasis on close quarters fighting.

The weapon clatters to the ground, and Zach's hands lash out towards the front of Lee's courier outfit. If he gets the grab, a quick pivot brings the man over his shoulder in a quick slam to the concrete. This gets followed up with a headbutt, assisted by the grab, and finished with another burst of that amber-gold psychic energy that Zach is best known for!

COMBATSYS: Lee Chaolan blocks Zach Glenn's Detonation Combo.

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Zach Glenn       1/-----==/=======|=======\====---\1      Lee Chaolan


Lee Chaolan's offensive is caught by the side, the martial artist is now in the close quarters. While Zach had the Marine Corp to back up his, the Mishima heir has a much more brutal legacy. Landing on his feet, the counter attack comes without hesitation. Lee is forced to throw up his guard as Zach snags his clothing. He takes the slam, grunting on impact, in order to catch the headbutt, deflecting it. The burst of psionic energy though? He just rolls with that, blown out of the grips on the backfoot.

He doesn't hesitate on the return.

Lurching in, Lee Chaolan hurls in to zach, trying to keep on the inside of the claymore, instead of the outside. Reaching out for Zach's wrist, he has a smirk on his lips as he would turn, attempting to wrench Zach's arm behind his back. Should he get that far? He would force Zach into a kneel. and start stomping on the back of his head!

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn blocks Lee Chaolan's Lee Harassment.

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Zach Glenn       1/----===/=======|=======\=======\1      Lee Chaolan

Zach grits his teeth as Lee gets the grab, but turns with it too quickly for the other man to capitalize. The psion snarls as he shoves his unrestrained hand forward as if to reach out for Lee.

The man may not be expecting the construct of psychic energy in the form of a giant hand to do the actual grab. Zach would then pull his arm free, and use it to punch Lee in the stomach.

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn successfully hits Lee Chaolan with Shining Finger.

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Zach Glenn       1/--=====/=======|=======\=======\1      Lee Chaolan

Oh dear.

As Lee's assault is nubbed, he quickly finds Zach turning with him. As the kick comes out anyways, Zach seizes him back... with a golden hand? Grabbed by the hand, however, Lee Chaolan writhes in the grip, his own spirit resisting against Zach's will. Pulled in, he keeps close, as he keeps that grin, even as the punch comes to his gut, letting out a pain groan.

"Well done~"

He praises, as he hurls out a staggering kick straight back for Zach's gut. It lacks bite, however; if Zach doesn't fall for the trick, he might realize that he was bracing his foot into Zach's gut; ripping free from the grip, he unleashes a staggering roundhouse kick for Zach's neck, attempting a scissor-leg takedown to smash them both to the ground.


COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn fails to interrupt Mist Trap from Lee Chaolan with Dyrnwyn EX.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/---====|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2      Lee Chaolan

Time crystalizes for a moment in Zach's mind, he sees the opening, and his hand is already reaching out for the sword as power surges through his frame. The plan is simple, really: Catch the sword and slap Lee upside the head with it.

The weapon is a touch too slow, and does not arrive in time. As a result, Zach goes for a ride, the weapon sailing over the two bodies on the ground. Zach, for his part, rolls to one side, passing by the claymore and snatching it up before lightly springing to his feet. The movements are... perhaps a bit faster than most might expect from Zach.

Speed is what Lee lives for.

As the martial artist gives the feint, he knocks Zach away. Already, he was chasing after him, already he was surging towards him. Blazing forward at crackneck speeds, there is a... brief moment of pause. A wink. Lee Chaolan would lunge in with a straight kick, aimed squarely for Zach's chest. Should it connect, he would chain forward with a relentless chain of 5 kicks straight up his frame, before ending by drawing out a single rose, and hurling it at Zach's head. There, he would turn around...

And let the rose explode.

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn dodges Lee Chaolan's Brilliant Rose.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/---====|>>>>---\-------\0      Lee Chaolan

Zach reads the kick, letting it sail by as he twists to avoid it. He bobs around the next five kicks, as if following an old familiar dance, before batting the rose aside. At this point, Zach is keeping up with Lee.

Then Zach pours on a little more speed closing the gap to throw a three-quarters uppercut with his left fist, which is clad in a veritble guantlet of psychic force that will, on contact, launch Lee skyward!

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn successfully hits Lee Chaolan with Explosive Strike.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/=======|>>>>>--\-------\0      Lee Chaolan

As the final rose comes, he realizes that... it hit nothing.

Lee Chaolan actually turns around in time, as the uppercut comes. Lee is launched into the air, spiralling upwards. When he lands? It's right on the van, denting it. Rolling off, he groans, barely easing into a stand. He looks at the van. "Oh.... oh dear." He winces. "That was a rental." He looks back at Zach pleadingly. "Would you... be able to help out with this afterwards?" He gives a wink.

And he fires forward.

Launching out with a bounding leap, he falls short. Unleashing a staggering straight kick for Zach's center, he gives a second kick towards the chest... which falls short. He pulls away, building momentum for a neck-breaking roundhouse RIGHT for Zach's neck, as he pivots with a shout.


COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn dodges Lee Chaolan's Revolution Zwei.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1      Lee Chaolan

"Shoulda dodged," Zach says. He will not be helping to cover the van. The first kick comes in, and Zach frowns as he turns away from it. He turns the other way, still frowning. Feints? Maybe, but that incoming roundhouse is the real deal.

Zach drops into a low crouch, allowing the kick to sail overhead while he slaps a palm to the pavement. In an instant, the air is filled with swords that are all aimed at Lee. "Checkmate," he says, as he mentally launches all of them directly at his opponent. They are blunted; Zach just wants to beat Lee up not to kill him. Still, Chaolan may feel this one in the morning.

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn successfully hits Lee Chaolan with Storm of Blades EX.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\1      Lee Chaolan

Too fast.

Lee Chaolan unleashes a staggering roundhouse, catching nothing. As the air crackles, as it fills with swords, Lee looks around, his attack finishing. Already he was moving, already he was approaching to evade. And yet, he was too slow; he only manages to dodge one or two as the rest come crashing down. Lee Chaolan collapses to one knee, the blunted blades battering him. He gasps, breathing hard. He was down.

But not. Quite. Finished.

Lee Chaolan gives an impish gaze towards Zach, staggering on his feet. He was moving fast now, MUCH faster than before. Blazing forward at crackneck speeds, he was hurling himself straight for Zach. IN a blink of an eye, he would be upon Zach, with a single lightning fast kick hammering at supersonic speeds right for his sternum. The level of speed he was capable of? And yet, that was all that would be a demonstration: Lee would collapse after the kick, unable to stand.

Only returning a thumbs up back at Zach, as he sits keeled over.


COMBATSYS: Lee can no longer fight.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/-----==|

COMBATSYS: Lee Chaolan successfully hits Zach Glenn with Mist Flash.

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Zach Glenn       1/-----==/=======|

It had to happen eventually; the surge of adrenaline Zach had been riding finally wore out. Time resumed its normal pace as Zach is left gasping for air. He looks up in time to see the kick incoming, but not in time to do much about it. He takes the kick cleanly, and is launched across the park in a bouncing, stumbling roll.

He slides to a halt on his back, staring at the sky for a moment before sitting up. He's going to feel that for a bit, but he walks over to the discarded claymore to retrieve it before walking over to Lee. He frowns down at the man, shaking his head as if to say "I see what you did there," before walking towards the truck he arrived in.

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn has ended the fight here.

Log created on 13:32:52 02/21/2018 by Zach Glenn, and last modified on 16:53:25 02/23/2018.