Description: In the wake of his fight with Abigail, Maxima pursues a Neo-League match to hone his skills, and hunt down K'. His next opponent? The eccentric ninja, Yoshimitsu! The location? Loch Ness.
The ancient Urquhart Castle is situated along the shoreline of Scotland's famous Loch Ness, surrounded by rolling hills and lush, plain-dappled deciduous forests. This is a region typically given over to drab weather and overcast skies, but in that dull lighting there's a particular sort of tepid beauty - no need to squint against overpowering sun, and the breeze is almost always guaranteed to be cool.
Specifically at Urquhart Castle, one might see the way nature reclaims manmade, "invincible" structures. Urquhart's scattered, worn-down walls are in various states of overgrowth and range from knee-high base-structures to three-story tall battlements - perfectly straight walls and ordered masonry are no more, instead given over to crumbling, rounded edges and frequent chipping. It's all done up in faded stone, with a few of the intact structures showing evidence of once-clear arrowslits to the fore, and narrowed, geometric windows overlooking the Loch behind the castle. These windows, like everything else about Urquhart, have long-since been given over to natural forces; now, all manner of creature have made the structures into their homes.
Standing anywhere in Urquhart, it's easy to see how Loch Ness is as famous as the legends make it. The cloudy skies provide a grim, limited kaleidoscope of morose greys and whites, interrupted by the horizon-dominating swells of the gentle, rolling hills claiming Loch Ness' shores. As gentle and tepid as Scottish weather typically is, it's almost impossible to determine what the water's natural color is; the only things keeping it from providing a perfect, placid reflection of the skies above are the occasional gust of wind, a breaching fish, or, rarely, the monster. Can't forget about the monster. This was the place for the Neo-League fight.
And this was Yoshimitsu in a kilt.
Dressed in a red and yellow tartan, Yoshimitsu is clad in a kilt. Dressed in heavy plate mail, the samurai ninja bears a mask similar to a hockey style, with heavy grates on it. A thin, flowing mustache is matched on it, as a draconic emblem is painted on each side in gold. Yoshimitsu was holding a set of bagpipes, as he plays a Scottish march. Poorly. As he waits for his opponent to arrive into the interior of the ruins courtyard.
This was the fate of the Neo-League
After the defeat by Abigail not long ago Maxima had decided to stick around in the United Kingdom for a bit. He had been using SNF as a way for K' to hopefully see his cybernetic buddy was okay and use his location as an easier means to track the cyborg down. So far it hasn't worked. There has been no response from K' and after this much time Maxima is starting to get worried.
He'll just keep plugging away. If he is going to find places that will offer him some means of protection like SNF and now the Neo League there is little reason for him not to abuse it. Not getting chased about is nice and he is pretty sure NESTS isn't crazy enough to try and off him in the middle of a large crowd with cameras rolling......then again he can't be too sure about that.
"Oh jeeze, is this what it is like to go deaf?" He comments while stepping out into the interior courtyard. His suit is already powering up as he looks about then his gaze falls on Yoshimitsu. His gaze moves to one of the officials on site and thumbs towards the strange ninja. "This guy? Well if you say so." A fight is a fight. He just shrugs and looks to Yoshimitsu once more. "Yo. Put those down. Time to fight."
Yoshimitsu ceases the bagpiping, with gusto.
"Ah ha ha! You do not appreciate the culture of where you fight upon?" The ninja's voice is almost through a vocoder. Was this a robot? Or like, just an act?In any case, he begins to fold the bagpipe around, folding and flipping it into... a katana? Well no, the katana was in it the entire time. That's probably why it sounded so terrible.
Readying the blade, he traces his gauntlet across the weapon, a green light infusing within it. Turning his back to Maxima, he gives a single backflip, to face back at the cyborg. "Perhaps introductions are in order. I am Yoshimitsu!" The ninja chortles, with a mechanical tone, throwing his sword backwards as he juts a palm towards Maxima.
"And it seems like you and I share something together!"
Maxima just smirks a bit. "I appreciate the culture. I am not sure what you are doing to it though." he replies dryly.
He watches the katana be produced around the same time he is letting the battle systems of his cybernetic body come online and power up. There is the hiss of the vapour cannons powering up and the cyborg regards the ninja for a moment. "Heh, I guess so. If you run into a guy named Abigail be a bit careful. He likes to try and prod and pick apart at types like us unless you tell him no."
It wasn't Abigail was a bad guy. He was just very easily exciteable. At least the promise of a meeting to talk about tech later on meant Abigail not getting too caught up in seeing what Maxima was made of. "Okay, boyo. Let me see what you got."
COMBATSYS: Maxima brings his battle systems online.
"Thank you very much for the wisdom!"
Yoshimitsu's systems do not take so much longer to go online; but the reality was quite clear: This was a cyborg vs cyborg match. The ninja's tone, despite it's strange medium, sounded sincerely. The ninja is patient, letting Maxima prepare. "The tapestry of magnificent fighters are truly the greatest expression of martial arts! Now! Get ready!" Yoshimitsu warns, as he brings his sword forward. The match is called, the cameras are on.
And Yoshimitsu takes to the air.
Leaping forward into a flip, he deftly and precisely attempts to front slash Maxima with his sword... and stomp on his chest in the process. The sword would have only a taste of the green soul energy, but a sudden 'pump' would come on the stomp. There, he would immediately leaps backwards, flipping off the other cyborg's chest, giving a second slash on the way back as he would bound away.
All with a moment of silence from armored ninja.
COMBATSYS: Yoshimitsu has joined the fight here.
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Maxima 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Yoshimitsu
COMBATSYS: Maxima endures Yoshimitsu's Poison Wind ES.
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Maxima 0/-------/--=====|==-----\-------\0 Yoshimitsu
Maxima is not build for speed. His style hard hitting and not at all quick like that of Yoshimitsu. He also doesn't seem to fear that sword as he steps right into the strike. He does make quick note he should perhaps not be as reckles in the future. His brow furrows and he bites back a grunt of pain when the slash comes across him. THe stomp itself isn't too bad. Mostly enough to knock him back a few steps and leave him open to the second strike.
"Hey, fancy sword you got there." Not just a cyborg like himself, but one with not so primitive weaponry like he thought.
He moves forward though to close the gap. He assumes Yoshimitsu is going to have the speed so he will just have to try and overwhelm the ninja bot with his own power. He brings his right fist foward with a powerful punch looking to slam right into the chest of Yoshimitsu. It is more than just a punch in this case though. There is the hiss and a blast of steam that comes afterwards provided by the mounted vapour cannon.
COMBATSYS: Yoshimitsu blocks Maxima's M4 Model Vapour Cannon.
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Maxima 0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0 Yoshimitsu
Yoshimitsu was built for... things.
While he was agile, there was a clunkiness because, well, armor. He doesn't hold back from using the sword either, though he does refrain from aiming for the fleshy bits. As he prepares to land from his rebound, he tucks in an explanation. "Thank yoU! It's name is Yoshimitsu!" Yoshimitsu explains, as he lands in time for the punch to come roaring in! "But it's not necessarily the strongest!"
Pivoting around, he brings up a -second- sword, a smaller wakizashi, to catch the punch with both blades. Guarding against the impact was deft, and flawless, only sends some sparks from the impact. The steam, however? Yoshimitsu takes the blast hard, knocking him backwards. "Gah! I thought they made such a pair..." Pressing back fowards, he gives a spinning strike, approaching at Mazime with the smaller blade as he spins. A second strike would come with the approach with the main katana, both burning with that strange green soul energy...
Psionic energy, even?!
COMBATSYS: Maxima fails to interrupt Ganto from Yoshimitsu with Bunker Buster EX.
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Maxima 0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0 Yoshimitsu
There is some force behind that strike, but not enough to fully break through the defenses of the ninja. And he just looks to keep pushing forward now that he is close in. Already his suit is starting to glow as Yoshimitsu looks to strike. It is probably a good thing his movements are so quick.
It is enough to stop whatever plan Maxima had as the strikes stall his forward momentum and actually make him stagger back. A light tch comes from him as he shakes his head. He really should look at running a disagnostic on his response systems. He maybe patched himself a bit too fast after that Abigail fight and is paying for it now.
Yoshimitsu's speed was skillful, if awkward.
Perhaps that awkwardness lent it to unpredictable; already he had gone from an aerial attack into a new weapon, and now, what would come next? Despite this, the glowing energy was already telegraphing terrible power. All Maxima needed to do was hit him; despite the armor, the ninja was more frail than he seemed. And despite the false fire start, the cyborg had done something disruptive to the ninja.
Break his combination flow.
"Damn!" Yoshimitsu cries out, as Maxima's staggering fails to give him a second opening. Still clutching both blades, he continues his spinning, turning in tandem around and around. "What power infuses you? You do not bear the style of my friend. Who transformed you from man to what you are now? A blend of man and machine?" The question comes heavy. Without an opportunity for the counter-attack, he ceases his spinning to crouch down. Both blades come out as he slices down heavily, a carving blow for Maxima's legs as he cross-cuts with both swords.
COMBATSYS: Maxima interrupts Medium Strike from Yoshimitsu with M19 Model Blitz Cannon EX.
- Power hit! -
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Maxima 0/-------/--=====|=======\=------\1 Yoshimitsu
Maxima is unaware just how much his straight forward style is throwing off Yoshimitsu. Just how much it throws him off remains to be seen, but for right now he seems to have hit a bit of a nerve as he hears those questions being asked.
"That is kind of personal. Shouldn't you take me out to dinner first?" he asks with a smirk. Truth be told it is best Yoshimitsu doesn't know about who made the massive Canadian cyborg and just what he runs on. It would mean getting involved with NESTS and that rarely ends well. "And trust me. It is best you do-"
He tails off when he sees the ninja coming back in for another strike. Maxima leaps when Yoshimitsu crouches and the blades just seem to glances off the big man's legswithout getting any real damage to them. What Yoshimitsu does find is a big fist planting into the top of his noggin and releasing another powerful steam blast. "Let me inish at least! I was trying to answer you question!"
Confusion was the weapon of the ninja.
Even as he comes in at Maxima, the rival cyborg's direct technique demonstrates how he was not becoming so flummoxed by Yoshimitus's antics. The low slashes is met with a powerful, direct punch, crushing his armor. The steam blast knocks him asunder, sending him squarely on his back. Laying flat for a moment, he lifts both swords up, in a kind of salute, as his kilt blows upwards.
Yoshimitsu flips back up into a... what was this. Yoshimitsu lands on both swords, using them as a kind of stilts. Crouched over, he begins to walk towards Maxima. Faster and faster, swifter and swifter, charging with soul energy as his kilt flaps in the wind. "Greiving apologies for touching on such a personal matter! I will refrain from further questions, until we have that dinner date!" Yoshimitus charges in shoulder first, attempting to knock Maxima down. And should he succeed? He would walk all over him with his green-energy infused swords, jabbing him severly with the effort, before backflipping off him into a stand.
COMBATSYS: Maxima auto-guards Yoshimitsu's Kamikaze.
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Maxima 0/-------/--=====|=======\=------\1 Yoshimitsu
There it goes. The kilt blows upwards and hopefully the ninja isn't following tradition fully or else a part of this fight is going to have to be edited for the televised release. "Yeah, thanks...I think. You okay there, buddy?"
He gets a response. Not perhaps the one he wanted because it is mostly Yoshimitsu doing a weird walk on his swords. Maxima can be confused, but there is an advantage that his programming makes it very hard for someone to fully get the drop on him and this strange style isn't seeming to shake Maxima at all.
Faster the ninja goes and it feels like he slams into a wall and it does nothing to knock Maxima down. All Yoshimitsu gets is a short moment before he might find a fist slamming into his chest as Maxima looks to charge forward and just carry the ninja along with him and slam him into a nearby wall. The insult to injury of it all is another powerful blast of steam unleashed on the ninja point blank.
COMBATSYS: Yoshimitsu counters Maxima Press from Maxima with Supreme Soul Stealer.
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Yoshimitsu driven fanservice was already in high demand.
Not quite enough to break the wall, but Yoshimitsu was determined to break that wall. As he rebounds backwards, the ninja was already readying himself. Driving his wakizashi hard into his body, he suddenly -floods- with the emerald energy, in tandem with Maxima's incoming charge. Spiritual energy floods him as his Katana suddenly begins to rattle. Raw power forces from the blade, as the ninja hisses and pops. His crushed armor suddenly pops outward, the armored form of the ninja barely able to contain him. Maxima charges down, and Yoshimitsu brings his blade him, running the palm of his gauntlet against the blade. And he brings it to futilely catch the incoming Maxima.
And it flashes.
Maxima's momentum would come and go, as the deft skill of the ninja would be unleashed by an explosion of soul energy. Maxima would be deflected, guided past to the wall of the castle ruins, as he would pivot. And there, as a parting gift, he would -smash- the hilt of the sword into Maxima's back giving nearly as much penetration as the actual sword blade, to keep his momentum going. Only there, does he finally draw the wakizashi out of him, to properly return. No blood would come from the robot, but the gasps of air would come out, agonized in pain.
It all comes so quickly. Maxima is driving Yoshimitsu forward and then there is a bit of a flash and searing pain of being impaled by the sword. His eyes widen a bit and it isn't blood that is coming out, but there is some fluid leaking out. Maybe oil? Hopefully oil. He slumps over and falls to his knees. One hand catches on the ground as he remains leaned over for the time being. His other hand rests clenching into a fist as he tries to keep his focus.
Emergency repair systems are coming online to try to stablize him, but that strike looks to have hit some very important circuitry because He has finally slowed the big man's momentum. "Namu....." he says and then gives a bit of a smirk. "Yeah, whatever that means."
He is hurting, but he doesn't look ready to go down just yet. Instead he surges upwards from his feet and looks to slam a fist hard into the jaw of Yoshimitsu and throw him off balance. Though the worse would come after that if the ninja isn't quick on his feet.
COMBATSYS: Yoshimitsu dodges Maxima's MX-III CIWS Launcher.
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Maxima 0/-------/-------|======-\-------\0 Yoshimitsu
"It is a Buddhist chant!"
Yoshimitsu responds, letting the energy flow away from him after his soul sealing strike. "The Manji Clan of Ninja have Rich Tradition with Buddhism! Where it's leaders like myself are trained to pray in the middle of combat, to revive ourselves!" An academic description, but what did it actually mean? As Maxima unleashes the fist, Yoshimitsu gasps, as the pure speed roars in. Yoshimitsu begins to spin, spinning so quickly as he desperately flicks away, pivoting around Maxima. Does he find an opening to flank the massive cyborg on? No.
Instead, he falls into a seating lotus position.
Bringing his sword across his lap, Yoshimitsu lowers his head in prayer, not too far away from Maxima at all. He charges his energy into his blade, focusing it into him. All while he chants. "Namu. Namu. Namu." He chants, as he demonstrates said prayer, directly before Maxima. An opening? An opportunity for Maxima to catch his breath?
Or a trap?
COMBATSYS: Yoshimitsu gathers his will.
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Maxima 0/-------/-------|=======\==-----\1 Yoshimitsu
"Wait, Buddhist? Aren't you all anti violence?" He isn't an expert and that is actually a question out of curiousity. He has heard of monks that fight. Not really robot ninja Buddhists that look to stab you in the face.
And most men might be thankful for the moment that Yoshimitsu gives them to recover while he gives that little prayer. Maxima knows it is probably more than that, but at the same time He has too much damage for his repair systems to really save him any sort of further onslaught.
That is why he just pushes forward. His movements still slow but probably still his strike not something one would want to be hit by. Even more so when he jumps upwards and slings his big feet forward right at Yoshimitsu as he comes in with a low dropkick.
COMBATSYS: Yoshimitsu just-defends Maxima's Dynamite Drop!
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Maxima 0/-------/-------|=======\==-----\1 Yoshimitsu
Yoshimitsu would only just finish channeling his energy.
"The way of the Manji Buddhism eschews pacifism for justice; our material bonds to this earth are forged within our spirit!" Hardly a sensible answer, but Yoshimitsu has little time to expand on it before the other cyborg descends upon him. As he jumps upwards?
So would Yoshimitsu.
Spinning in place, Yoshimitsu would launch up, his sword whirling like a helicopter. Taking flight, he deflects the dropkick with his blade, this time flawlessly as he avoids being in the crash zone. High up, he attempts to lunge forward with imbued feet to kick feet into Maxima's fact. Should he connect? He would then lock ankles around his neck. Then, legs around their neck, he would flip Maxima up into the air, then grabs them as they fall to situate them into a piledriver out of the air.
All with an eruption of a psionic volcano.
COMBATSYS: Maxima interrupts Spirited Away from Yoshimitsu with Bulldog Press.
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COMBATSYS: Maxima has suffered catastrophic damage and fallen offline.
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His repair systems aren't able to keep up with what Maxima is trying to do. His body is ready to shutdown and force him into taking time to recover. He is in no real danger giving the setting so that is fine, but also he isn't going to just lay down. This is a fight afterall and he wouldn't want to disappoint those watching.
That kick is delivered to the face and Yoshimitsu thinks he has a good grip on the cyborg before trying to flip Maxima into the air with him. The problem is he doesn't flip Maxima and it may take a moment for him to realize that before Maxima crashes into him with a big bodyblow. The energy being released by Yoshimitsu not stopping Maxima just yet as he follows up with an elbow strike then a big punch to the face. The psionic power is overwhelming, but the cyborg fights off his systems shutting down just a bit longer to pick up Yoshimitsu by the face after that punch and to slam his head onto the ground.
"Not...bad..." he finally says and slumps over. Looks like he has no more to give and heavily lays on top of the ninja.
It was almost enough to crush the ninja.
Failing to get a perfect grip on the larger cyborg, Maxima manages to smash hard into Yoshimitsu, the powerful bodyblow coming with a follow up punch to the face, caving in the mask on impact. Yoshimitsu is sent hurtling to the ground, slammed into a finisher. It is almost enough to keep Yoshimitsu down... as Maxima comes down too. The ninja, rising up too slowly, looks at the defeated opponent. Yoshimitsu had just hit hard enough. And to that, the ninja cries out.
Yoshimitsu's tone is sincere, as after the assault, he takes to the air again. The ninja hovers over Maxima, legs crossed. Whap whap whap whirrs his katana, as he holds overhead, looking downwards at the cyborg. "You are a magnificent warrior; I hope we face each other again soon, not in combat, but for that wonderful dinner date! Whatever group gave you that precious gift of a new body, should be lauded; or whatever group that cursed you in that form, should be condemned. But for now-"
"Away I go!"
And Yoshimitsu flies off, up and over the castle walls.
COMBATSYS: Yoshimitsu has ended the fight here.
Log created on 13:13:55 05/29/2018 by Yoshimitsu, and last modified on 15:53:26 05/29/2018.