Description: Having lost his belt title, Sven Maesters tries his fortune in the Neo League to build his reputation back for a second challenge in the belts. The stalwart wrestler comes to the mountains of Japan, to face Maxima, the powerful rogue cyborg. <Winner: Maxima>
Secreted away somewhere in the chill north of Japan, the valley of Manji is at first glance little more than an ugly, rocky swathe cut between snow-capped mountains by some wrathful god's thunderous sword stroke. Appearing on no known maps or charts, it should by rights be not only abandoned but utterly forgotten; yet this fact would not account for the swaying rope bridges that encircle the outer perimeter, crossing from peak to prominence. Nor for the bright pillars between bridges, and the ever-burning braziers lighting the way through falling snow, guiding those unfortunate or adventurous enough to be here around and down to the broad, natural plaza formed in the valley basin.
The frozen river plays a hazardous role in the footwork of any who come this far, rendering every motion unsteady; only the crisp powder of fresh snowdrifts a saving grace for those battling or passing through. There must be several who do, however, to judge by the handful of natural caverns spread along the valley's length. Difficult to discern when visibility is low, they can be found instead by following the flapping crimson banners erected along the cliff wall, leading the truly reckless past more braziers to the forbidding catacombs beyond.
And at the entrance of these catacombs, Sven Maesters sits by the fire.
The crew was standing by around the same fire; the Swedish wrestler had gotten the wood for it. It was a harsh place, but Sven grew up in the back country of Sweden. The wrestler was dressed in his khaki shorts and no shirt, like his usual costume. His wolfman mask was up on his head, and his wolf-skin pelt cloak was wrapped tightly him. Stroking his blonde beard and mustache, he stares out into the fire. He was here for a Neo-League, the disgraced wolfman, the fallen champion forced to scavenge in the Neo League. Now, he was just waiting for the last person to arrive.
The opponent of the Neo League, Maxima.
The little tour of the United Kingdom has ended for Maxima and it seems he is on the move once more. This time he has traveled to Japan where Neo League officials have told him about a bout to take place in the Manji Valley. Being a cyborg has its benefits and being immune to most weather is one of them. The cold here brings a redness to his face and some ice in his hair and sideburns, but overall he isn't bothered much, if at all, by the weather.
The large figure that is Maxima can soon be seen as he approaches. His walk a slow pace as he glances about. He knows little of this Sven Maesters other than he is a wrestler of sorts similar to that Armor King. At least he just lumps them together. Apparently they wrestle and like animals. Similar enough for him.
"Sorry I am late. Had to make a quick stop." he says and gives a crick of his neck. His gaze turns to Sven and he gives the wrestler a look over. "Sven? I'll be your opponent for this match. Hope you are ready."
"You are the one who fought Armor King, yah?"
Sven rises up, stepping away from the fire. "You must be very strong to fight one of the legendary wrestlers. You nearly defeated him." Sven nods firmly, the towering Swede not so towering in the presence of the Canadian. "I am disgraced, I have lost my standing. But I will fight fair, and serious! Do not let my insults cut so deeply, man of metal." Sven flexes, his pink skin clammy in the sheer cold. The crew spreads out, as he turns back over to Maxima. Pointing a finger at him, he nods firmly, slipping his mask down over his face. "Get ready, yah, for Viking Strength!"
And the fight begins.
Sven Maesters gives a hearty howl as he bounds through the air, surging at Maxima as the crew trains on their cameras. Sven Maesters lunges in with a mighty kick, attempting to driving it in squarely into Maxima's chest. Against lesser opponents, it might be considered a bit slow and telegraphed. Against Maxima? Well, if it hit? Sven would grunt in pain, and probably fall over.
Because he just tried to kick -metal-
COMBATSYS: Sven has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Maxima brings his battle systems online.
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Maxima 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Sven
COMBATSYS: Maxima interrupts The Wicked Kick ES from Sven with M19 Model Blitz Cannon EX.
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Maxima 0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1 Sven
"Nearly being the key word." The fights with the likes of Armor King, Abigail, Yoshimitsu and Bullet are letting him realize he is still not ready to fully take down NESTS. Even the combined power of him and K' would not be enough at this point he feels. He must keep tweaking his battle systems and maybe look for upgrades to help strengthen his cybernetic body.
"It's okay. I don't let insults bother me. Say whatever you like." he says and gives even a slight bit of a smirk. He may not know who Sven is but he is going in prepared that this man might be on the level of Armor King. His suit starts to power up and there is a hiss as steam billows out of of each vapour cannon as they come online.
He soon finds Sven upon him and looking to bring a big kick right at the cyborg. It isn't just the foot that hurts though when it slams into Maxima. There is also the chest of Sven getting nailed with a big fist followed by a blast from the cannon mounted around his forearm to blast the wrestler away.
Sven was expecting a tough time with a man of metal. But when the foot connects, the wrestler is cold-cocked by a straight punch from the massive Canadian. The follow up blast from the forearm? Cuts like a knife as he is sent straight down to the ground. Tumbling on impact, he staggers up, body already burned, bloodied, and bruise. He actually has to look down, touching on it gingerly. Sven Master was hit -hard-, and right on the opening play. If this guy gave Armor King trouble... Sven can only exclaim out loud, not even able to muster an insult already.
"You got lasers?!?!"
Sven Maesters claps his hands together, as he empowers himself up again. Don't let it get to your head. Giving another howl, he riles himself up towards a frenzy. "You will need a lot more if you want to take down the WARWOLF! I can feel the moon rising already, yah!" Sven begins to turn a brighter red, as he stampedes at Maxima, charging towards him as he riots at the wrestler. Front flipping forward, he attempts to try something that -isn't- hitting the metal man; this time attempting to lash his murderous thighs around the neck of the Canadian. Should he get the squeeze, he would attempt to pivot backwards, to smash Maxima head first into the ground. Punching and kicking metal was gonna be too hard.
How about turning his weight against him?
COMBATSYS: Sven successfully hits Maxima with Wolfensteiner ES.
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Maxima 1/------=/=======|=======\======-\1 Sven
"Hmm? Oh that isn't my laser. It is more just compressed steam used to-" He doesn't get a chance to finish due to suddenly having a faceful of Sven in the worst way possible. Arms flail a bit as he staggers back a step and tries to regain his balance. It is just enough for Sven to use his momentum to flip Maxima about and drop the big Canadian on his head with a resounding clang.
It doesn't stop Maxima, but it at least leaves him stunned for just a moment as he slowly gets back up and shakes off the cobwebs. "Well...that works. Think your Armor King friend did that to me too." Thank god someone like Abigail doesn't try that.
The cyborg then lunges forward. His big fist once again seeking out the chest of Sven as he looks to impact and keep pushing forward and trying to use his momentum to just carry Sven along until he can find a nice wall or tree or the like to slam him into full force. Not to mention after the impact Sven would be treated to another blast from the cannon.
COMBATSYS: Sven dodges Maxima's Maxima Press.
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Maxima 1/-----==/=======|=======\======-\1 Sven
"I knew you had laser!"
Sven's deft rhetoric is a cold comfort in this stark landscape as he manages to connect his signature upon the cyborg. Pinning Maxima down a second, he makes a howl, before rolling off. "Steam is nothing! I spend hours in the sauna! You just need to cool off a bit!" Rising into a stand, he -feels- the charge before it comes. Eyes wide behind his mask, the rioting fist comes straight for him. Here, the wrestler's agility comes to play, as he narrowly turns around the oncoming attack. He lets Maxima go flying to the cliff, as he repositions. No.
"Armor King, nah, he not a friend, yah? We wrestlers keep tabs on other wrestlers on the world wrestling stage. It's a matter of pride, brotherhood, and unity!" Sven calls out, as his boots stomp on the surface. As Maxima comes to a halt, he goes to slip behind Maxima, and attempts a bridge as he tries to grab Maxima from behind. He wouldn't be able to complete it, the mass of the cyborg too much. Should he make it far enough, he would just botch the grapple, dumping Maxima to the side. A miserable execution, for sure.
But Maxima was a tough cookie to crack.
COMBATSYS: Maxima interrupts Quick Throw from Sven with Bunker Buster EX.
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Maxima 0/-------/-------|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2 Sven
"Not a friend? Can understand that. Don't have many these days myself." And the few he has haven't exactly been around. Though he may have found a new ally in Abigail. Once he makes his way to Metro City to meet the big guy he will find out for sure. It is best to otherwise not have many friends. Not when he is being hunted by NESTS. He rather not get more people involved there.
He says little more and instead finds Sven trying to crawl all about him and try to give the big cyborg another toss. Sven might also start to notice things are feeling very warm. In this kind of weather it is probably rather cozy.
What isn't cozy is when Maxima leaps into the air and peels Sven off of him to bring him about and give another big punch to the poor wrestler. This one with a blast meant to send Sven into the ground before Maxima lands on him heavily and rolls away.
Note to Sven: Don't linger try to interrupt the robot.
As he tries to come in behind, the towering Canadian unleashes the heat for Sven. The heat was nice, but the blast punch was not nice. Not nice at all. Once again, Sven comes hammering down into a crumpled heap. He does not get up fast. He could not get up fast. He was bleeding, burned, and bloodied all over now, the combination of attacks ripping him to pieces.
But Sven comes back.
"Oh... okay, that is a lot of steam!" Sven Maesters struggles, as he throws his cape off. It's supposed to be the start of a Moon assault, but... Sven wasn't feeling so hot. Breathing hard, he stomps his feet, as he charges at Maxima. "AROOO!" Was the cry, as he stampedes at the Canadian. Throwing himself at the Canadian, he tries to hammer his forearms and hands, chopping at the impenetrable form of Maxima. It's not very effective, needless to say, so Sven, in the end, simply attempts to lift up Maxima by his knees, and break into a giant throw. Should he make it that far> He would let him go flying straight for the fire pit, letting him crash in there.
If Maxima even lets him get so far...
COMBATSYS: Sven successfully hits Maxima with Wolf Blitzer ES.
-* CRITICAL HIT! *-
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Maxima 0/-------/---====|>>>>>>>\-------\1 Sven
Maxima steps forward looking to continue his assault, but is stopped by the fact Sven manages to find strength to start his own attack. Something that seems to surprise the Canadian because he is pushed back from the initial impact and even if he is mostly made of metal the repeated strikes seem to be doing damage to Maxima and not just Sven's arms.
A near quarter ton of robotic man is then hefted and tossed right into the fire where he crashes hard and lmost puts it out entirely as he goes rolling across the ground. "Heh. Not bad." he murmurs and he starts to get to his feet. He is starting to feel some wear and tear, but he can keep going for now. He runs a hand along his hair then seems to check his sideburns before looking back to Sven. "Good job."
He starts to reroute some power to repair systems, but he decides to go on to the attack. He lumbers forward as he brings both arms up high and slaps his hands together. It is a move Sven should have some familiarity with. One that was used in the old days and not much anymore. A vicious Mongolian chop coming right down for his left shoulder.
COMBATSYS: Maxima successfully hits Sven with Mongolian.
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Maxima 0/-------/--=====|>>>>>>>\>>>----\1 Sven
Sven's response is short, but direct, as he sends Maxima tumbling. "You fight good too, yah! Too good!" The wear and tear was building up. Sven Maesters was, at the very least, demonstrating a fighting chance. Throwing around the massive figure was functional, at the very least. As the Canadian comes back, however, the wrestler is forced to try and evade under the massive clap. A classic wrestling move, to be sure. Sven himself had an aerial version of it. Unfortunately, Sven misreads the attack; instead of ducking under the clap, he is hit hard in the left shoulder, nearly dislocating it on impact. Sven howls in pain.
And he surges back into Maxima.
Sven Maester's strength and technique was weathering against the unbreakable wall that was Maxima. And yet, he leads with a harsh axe-handle blow for Maxim's chest, to stun him. Should he connect or not, he would pivot into a deft front flip, attempting to clasp Maxima behind his thighs once more. There, he would reverse into a frankensteiner, to smash him head first in the ground. He wouldn't release this time. He would pivot around, to slam him down a second, and then, a third time, rolling along the ground. Upon the third he would finally release Maxima, letting out a howl as he does so, to hurl around the massive cyborg. He had to bring him down.
Even as the fatigue was creeping on him further.
COMBATSYS: Sven successfully hits Maxima with Wolfensteiner 3D ES.
- Power hit! -
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Maxima 1/-------/=======|-------\-------\0 Sven
Maxima was still reeling a bit from the last attack so his own perhaps didn't have enough force behind it like it normally would. That being said it still isn't fun being hit by a cyborg. Sven is proving to be a fiesty opponent and this is exactly while Maxima wasn't underestimating him even if the readings were saying this man wasn't quite on the level of his previous opponents.
And he continues to surprise and he gives Maxima another good closeup of things he rather not see and crush the big man's head between the thighs. Then he is hefted upwards and slammed a trio fo times. Each one giving a resounding clang each impact. He goes rolling across the ground once more once released and he just lays there for a few long moments looking up at the sky.
He lets out a small chuckle and he starts to get up. "Not bad, kiddo." There is a strange sound of something firing up. It isn't the the cannons on his arms this time. Right now his chest is opening up and revealing a barrel pulsing with blue energy. "So you wanted a laser?" Sven is going to be pressed to move quickly or he is about to get a real close look.
COMBATSYS: Maxima successfully hits Sven with M24 Atomic Laser.
- Power hit! -
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Maxima 0/-------/-------|=======\-------\0 Sven
A relentless assault, but not enough to body the Canadian.
Smashing him down, Sven rises up in a stand, "AROOO! AROO!" He howls wildly, as he eases his stance. Fatigue was crawling up. But he had to harry, he had to attack. Already, he was charging at Maxima as he says... words... oh no. "No! I do not want lase-"
And Sven is lasered.
Blasted backwards, Sven is knocked into a cliff face, smashing hard on impact. Groaning, the Warwolf turns red, as bloodied, beaten, he forces off gingerly. "The night of the... the night of..." He struggles. But he can't even muster the words. Backflipping, he leaps off the cliff face, hurling through the air as he spins. And there, he makes his last effort: A full forced body slam to try and smash against the wrestler.
It was the last he had, before collapsing unconscious.
COMBATSYS: Sven can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Maxima blocks Sven's Three Wolf Moonsault ES.
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The noise dies down and the laser sinks back into the chest of Maxima as things close up. His body dealing with damage even the the repair systems are having trouble keeping up with. Still he feels that should have been enough to finally take down the strange wrestler he was fighting.
"Ehn?" He raises a brow when he can hear Sven and when he looks to where the wrestler impacted just in time to see him go flying through the air and looking to come slamming down onto Maxima full force.
The cyborg raises his arms and he lets out a loud 'oof' when he manages to catch Sven in his arms and almost goes tumbling over in the impact. "Not bad at all. Good fight. Don't know why you feel disgraced." he admits and gingerly sets the wrestler down and steps back. Officials of the league should tend to him. Maxima has his own repairs to make as he turns about. "Keep your head held high. You're a true fighter." He calls back and raises a hand to give a wave.
COMBATSYS: Maxima takes no action.
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COMBATSYS: Maxima takes his battle systems offline.
Log created on 11:41:46 06/05/2018 by Sven, and last modified on 14:48:17 06/05/2018.