The Bell Tolls - TBT Act 2 - Courier Breached

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Description: Kokan interdicts Special Task Force agent Bob, while the karateka was ferrying classified intelligence related to Shadaloo. Kokan engages Bob in a heated street fight, a disgraced ninja and pawn of the Illuminati, against a military volunteer karate master. But little does Bob suspect, that Kokan is working for the same government as Bob, merely from a higher source.

When the family of the children abducted from the the Uri Geller School for the Gifted hired Robert Richards to help them find them find their missing children, they hired possibly the best detective available. This isn't because Bob is necessarily the strongest, or the most well-connected, but because Bob is the sort of man who will see even the most dangerous job through to the end in the interest of helping someone in need.

But to say Bob is in over his head would be an understatement. After chasing a lead to the refinery off the shores of Sunshine City, Bob came face to face with Vega himself. If was only by the dictator's code of honor that Bob escaped unscathed, as his victory over the Shadoloo leader's new weapon earned him safe passage.

And now, Bob has made contact with a powerful ally---one who has given him another job to complete in order to ready against the coming storm. To this end he's set out in his rental car -- a mid-sized SUV because Bob is a very big man -- and is driving toward an undisclosed location. ... but maybe someone else is already on his tail?

Kokan, mercenary agent of the Illuminati, has been taken out of his training regimen in the Himalayas, to pursue a mission for Urien. Bob has been identified as a crucial portion of the Interpol strategy by task force section chiefs, his defeat of Vega's superweapon meaning that he needs to be misdirected so his preternatural immunity towards Psycho Power - a factor that could cause him to prematurely check Shadaloo before Vega plays into the United Nations conspiracy's clutches - does not disrupt the plans of the high council of elders.

Kokan has an unusual form of psychic ability, the ability to cause severe nauseau, self-loathing, and vertigo, with his touch. But that is just a tool.

The real deployment of Kokan's weaponry is to make Bob and his future friends paranoid about their handlers, through Kokan's inimitable personality and his knowledge of Special Task Force plans.

As Bob passes near a low building in his SUV, there's a brief shadow over a bazaar roof, before a slam sounds out from the roof above the cab. There's sudden extra weight on the vehicle that jolts the shocks from the unusual placement, and within a moment, Kokan flips from his grip above the windshield, to land atop the hood, facing Bob and grinning.

He's dressed in a black business suit and tie with a crisp white shirt and black polished shoes, his long jet black hair slicked back like nail polish around his sleek black sunglasses.

COMBATSYS: Kokan has started a fight here.

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COMBATSYS: Bob has joined the fight here.

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Bob              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Kokan

The encounter with Vega was Bob's first experience with Psycho Power, and he's not looking forward to another. Regardless of what reports may say, Bob was fortunate he wasn't facing Vega himself, and that the cybernetic weapon Vega fielded against the karateka was more depending on physical combat data and some built in weaponry. Psychics, for now, are mostly out of Bob's element.

But what Bob does have is intel, and a willingness to ferry that intel to allies among the Special Task Force members. Valuable intel that merits Illuminati interference, it would seem.

When Kokan slams onto the roof of the SUV, Bob hits the brakes. he rolls the steering wheel as he tries to put the car into a spin in hopes of shaking the assailant off.

"Tch...more Shadoloo?!"

As the brakes get slammed, Kokan bounds off the hood with his fingers curled beneath the rear of the metal, flipping his back and shoulders onto the windshield, fracturing it. Then, as the car spins about, he releases a hand and is sent sailing in a bronco-ride to the driver's side of the car, slamming down on the side of the vehicle and grinning at Bob through the window.

"Hey buddy!" comes a chirp from the ninja, before he punches through the window to grab the large man by the scruff of his neck and then spring off the frame of the SUV beneath the door. If his intents yield results, he'll pull Bob free of the spinning sports utility vehicle, and onto the street with him, letting the car fishtail out into traffic.

COMBATSYS: Bob blocks Kokan's Improvised Grapple.

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Bob              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Kokan

Bob manages a near miss of one car, but clips the rear bumper of another. This drastically slows down the spin of the SUV, right as Bob is pulled from the vehicle by Kokan. The two of them hit the ground hard, but the big man does so with surprising agility. He lands in a rolls, tucking in like a ball to avoid serious injury as he separates from Kokan. The SUV keeps moving, slamming sideways into another car and deploying the airbags. People start to slow down to avoid the accident. A few are dialing the police.

But Bob rises up and dusts himself off. " know that's just a rental, right? Good thing I sprung for the extra insurance..." Bob draws back, raising his fists up in front of him and sliding his foot back. He lifts his front foot onto the heel in a readied stance.

"So what's your deal?" he asks. "I guess I should warn you up front..." Bob springs forward, sweeping his hand in a grab. If he gets hold of Kokan's arm he tugs forward, snapping into a palm strike for the suited man's face. Bob only gives the hit a moment to settle before he tries to pull Kokan back again, this time stepping forward into a leg sweep that would use the forward moment to send Kokan into the trip.

"--that I'm no pushover!"

COMBATSYS: Kokan just-defends Bob's Quarter Deck!

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Bob              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Kokan

Kokan jumps off Bob as he pulls the man out of his car, and flips about to land on his polished black shoes. The ninja's tie flapping in the breeze, he grins, adjusting his shades as his long black hair falls around his chiseled clean face, watching Bob with care.

"Let's just call me an emissary from a higher power," Kokan says, as Bob rushes forward at him. "Your friends at the Joint Task Force need to know, that more people than Shadaloo are watching them."

Kokan allows the grab, before his hand thrusts into the palm strike and catches it. He's pulled back and he jumps up into the air with Bob's arm as the lever, his hand radiating waves of discomfort down Bob's arm as he avoids the sweep by somersaulting over Bob's head. He releases the hand at the crest of the jump, Bob's arm upwards, before he jams his foot out behind him at Bob's head, then landing in a crouh.

COMBATSYS: Kokan successfully hits Bob with Backflip Somersault.

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Bob              0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0            Kokan

"Huh?" is Bob's expression of surprise as his arm is intercepted, which gives Kokan an uinterrupted moment to dump power into it. The somersault clears Bob's 6'5 frame with remarkable ease before the Bob collides with the back of the big man's head with enough force to stagger him forward. Bob tumbles out of the blow roughly, staggering twice before planting his hands on the ground.

He shakes his head as he rises back up. "Not bad," Bob says, "but doesn't that sound ominous." It's less of a question and more of a statement as Bob rubs his thumb and index finger across his face in a smooth stroke of his chin. In the next movement, he's back in his fighting stance, setting his knees low and drawing his hands up high.

And suddenly Bob's on the move again, diving forward into a somersault. For a man of his girth, Bob moves with surprising agility and flexibility. He tumbles smoothly, rolling like a ball, before spiking out of the roll once he's closed in on Kokan. As he uncurls he drives upward with a shift, short gut punch that carries the momentum from his somersault with it, bringing the movement to an abrupt stop.

COMBATSYS: Kokan dodges Bob's Lyonnaise Break.

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Bob              0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0            Kokan

Kokan dashes towards Bob as Bob breaks towards him in a somersault. As Bob comes out of the somersault and into the strike, Kokan jumps into the air and snaps out his arm at Bob's extended punch, his fingers snapping towards Bob's wrist. Then, if Kokan can manage, a swinging bull-ride of Bob's momentum into a back-on-back ride from Kokan, the ninja's legs flying up into the air, before Kokan swings down around with Bob's twisted arm in his grasp, attempting to flip him to the ground with the arm in his hand and give him a swift stomp to the armpit, before an aikido wrench of the shoulder joint from the forearm.

COMBATSYS: Bob fails to interrupt Rebound Grapple from Kokan with Hot Cross Bun.

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Bob              0/-------/----===|-------\-------\0            Kokan

Bob's fists snaps through open air as Kokan leaps above the incoming punch. Even as Kokan goes airborne, Bob backsteps, shifting to reposition into a counterattack against the evade. Even as the karateka steps back, however, he fails to get his arm out of Kokan's reach. The grab pulls him off balance, Bob going with the twist of the joint to set up the aikido-style throw.

The stomp follow before Bob can move out of the way, and the blond man can feel the stress on his shoulder as Kokan wrenches it. He expresses the pain with a sharp, guttural noise before trying to break away from Kokan again with a sideways roll even as he's reeling from the combination and working his injured shoulder.

"Shadoloo has to be stopped," Bob cuts in. "Regardless of whatever allies they may have in the shadows."

"I'm not working with Shadaloo," Kokan replies, grinning feverishly from above Bob.

Kokan grabs the arm, hard, as Bob attempts to roll away, his fingers moving to interlace with Bob's.

"You have a dispatch that Interpol needs in your truck, and that particular game piece isn't for you. Not just yet."

And then, if he's managed to interlace his fingers, comes a brutal wrench with his iron-conditioned hands, his fingers curling into the bases of Bob's digits and twisting to the side, wrenching the whole arm down the wrong way with a ninja interrogation hold.

COMBATSYS: Kokan successfully hits Bob with Spinning Claw Bind.

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Bob              0/-------/--=====|=------\-------\0            Kokan

"Great," Bob says, "so Shadaloo isn't the only player in the game..." Bob's hand is caught while he withdraws, and in a flash he's caught in the painful wrench. Bob winces with an incoherent, wordless grunt as he tries to break free to no avail.

"You can't have it," he protests, snapping forward with a high, sweeping kick aimed for the side of the suited man's head. As he throws it, Bob pivots, lifting himself up while he and Kokan are locked and moving into a sweeping slide kick.

COMBATSYS: Kokan dodges Bob's Medium Kick.

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Bob              0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0            Kokan

Kokan keeps his hold on the arm as the sweeping kick comes for his head and he leans back, pulling Bob's shoulder flat with his heel deep in Bob's armpit, before the lift upwards is responded to by Kokan taking a knee. He jams his fingers into Bob's elbow from the position of Bob's mangled arm being held downwards from the now standing karate master, with a manipulated bone shot to send pain shooting up and down the large man.

At that, Kokan releases the arm, having done his worst.

COMBATSYS: Bob blocks Kokan's Medium Throw.

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Bob              0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0            Kokan

The pressure keeps up, physically as well as metaphorically, as Bob finds himself repeatedly in the grasp of Kokan's fierce lockdowns. Kokan can feel--and likely hear--the kind of pressure he's putting on Bob with his manuevers. There's an unpleasant pop as Kokan further extends the joint, after which the painful elbow strike leaves the karateka reeling.

"That's a pretty brutal style you've got here," Bob says between labored breaths. "But I won't go down that easily--!"

And with a spin, Bob turns on his heel with a sharp, strong kick to the midsection that's intended to drive Kokan back and put him off balance. From there, Bob transitions into a sweeping grab, aiming to pull Kokan in close.

If he succeeds, Bob launches a kick to Kokan's knee while striking down with the elbow of his intact hand. Aiming to stagger, Bob wil then try to grab Kokan's arm, spin around to pull it up over his shoulder, and pull down to put stress on the elbow. Finally, Bob aims to swing Kokan back around, launching another low kick to finish the combination.

COMBATSYS: Bob blitzes into action and acts again!

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Bob              0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0            Kokan

COMBATSYS: Bob successfully hits Kokan with Strong Kick.

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Bob              0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0            Kokan

COMBATSYS: Kokan just-defends Bob's Eye Opener!

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Bob              1/-------/=======|======-\-------\0            Kokan

Kokan is slammed backwards by the kick to the midsection, his body jolting as his chest and pelvis arch around his shot abdomen.

But, as the sweeping grab comes in, Kokan matches it with a grab of his own. The knee kick is meant with a jolting knee thrust into the foot to knock Bob's motion off kilter at a precise angle, before the arm is spun over the shoulder. Kokan's arm is pulled down over the much taller man's arm as the ninja grabs onto Bob's back with his free hand, pulling himself up, before he's swung around and catches the kick in a water-like bodyform to allow himself to be sent sailing away.

Kokan rolls backwards across the ground and lands in a standing position, loosening his tie.

There's a burst of nausea-inducing psionic energy around Kokan, before he charges in, swinging his leg up with a heel jolting around for Bob's jaw with a whipping roundhouse.

COMBATSYS: Kokan successfully hits Bob with Whipping Kick.

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Bob              1/----===/=======|>>>>>>>\>>-----\1            Kokan

Bob is clearly wearing down. While the first hit has some solidity to it, between Kokan's precise counter strikes and Bob's weary state, the blond's boot meets Kokan's knee with a jarring impact that puts Bob off balance. He swings around anyway, but Kokan flips out out it, repositioning to slip out of the joint-slam and final kick.

Bob grimaces when the energy surfaces. Chi he can deal with, at least on some level, even if he uses very little himself. Psionic power is a different story. The spinning roundhouse catches the big man on the jaw, slamming him back with a spray of blood and spittle before leaving him flat on his back. Bob does not immediately get up from the blow, either, instead climbing back to his feet to try and regain his composure.

"Another psychic, huh? But no connection to got some kind of vendetta against them?"

COMBATSYS: Bob gains composure.

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Bob              1/-----==/=======|>>>>>>>\>>-----\1            Kokan

"Call me a neutral arbitrator of your personal fate," Kokan replies, as he calmly adjusts his cufflinks.

He pushes his hand through his long, jet black hair, as Bob gets up off the ground to recover.

"You hold in your hands a piece of the puzzle that Interpol wasn't meant to have. Things need to develop, you see, and my masters don't want this little project of Vega's to be disrupted too rapidly."

Kokan springs into the air and flips about, before he lands behind Bob, grabbing at his shoulders with his left arm, to scoop beneath his armpits and around his chest, before he shoves his hand into the shoulder he injured and discloate it with a perplexed maneuver.

"The world needs enemies."

COMBATSYS: Bob endures Kokan's Grasping Skeleton Twist.

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Bob              1/---====/=======|>>>>>>>\>------\1            Kokan

Bob slowly tries to work his injured arm, but each flex forces a grimace across his face. Kokan's certainly done a number already, even if he hasn't gone down quite yet.

"Puzzle? So there's more to this that your employers know about?" Bob takes a deep breath, trying to focus. Before he can recoup, however, Kokan is on Bob once more with a flip, scoop, and toss.

But this starts unraveling as Bob resists, enduring the dislocation to come out of the throw in an advantageous position.

"Sorry," Bob wheezes, "but I think the world go do with fewer kidnappers."

The big man powers forward with his good hand, slamming toward Kokan with a powerful, karate-style gut-punch that he puts his whole body into. If it connects, Bob follows up with a flurry of punches, finally launching high into the air. From there, Bob crashes back down in a Superman-style pose, diving bombing into Kokan with his considerable weight and momentum.

COMBATSYS: Bob successfully hits Kokan with Speed and Weight.

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Bob              0/-------/-------|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\1            Kokan

Kokan's face rattles like it's in a wind tunnel as the gut punch slams into his body, before the punches thrash him into the back of a building. He bounces off, about to fall over, in time to catch the dive bomb into the building and break the bricks behind him.

As blood leaks from his mouth, wheezing, he slaps his hands on Bob's back, and jams his knees upwards from below, attempting to flip Bob up over him with a crab hold, then snap his legs straight to send Bob flying across the street, girth considered in his counterattack.

COMBATSYS: Bob blocks Kokan's Violent Grapple.

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Bob              0/-------/------=|>>>>>>>\>>>>---\1            Kokan

Bob crashes into Kokan hard, but the impact swiftly turns into a grapple. As Kokan flips Bob around into the grab hold, the karate master bows up for the follow-up. His guard is focused into his more capable arm by necessity, taking the blow with his shoulder and forearm before being launched back across the street to slam into a mail box and send it tumbling over.

But Bob doesn't go down with it. He rolls over the dented blue metal, landing on one knee and then climbing back to his feet with a groan.

But Bob kicks off of it back toward Kokan, lunging at the smaller man aggressively. He swings around with a sweeping grab, aiming to grab Kokan's arm. If he gets it, he yanks him forward, pulling the suited man into a body-slam that uses that rushing momentum to his advantage.

COMBATSYS: Kokan blocks Bob's Sparkling Death.

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Bob              0/-------/------=|>>>>>>>\>>>>>--\1            Kokan

Kokan climbs to his feet after Bob is sent sailing, spitting blood to the side. He wipes off his mouth on the back of his white sleeve, before he drops into a ready stance at Bob's charge. He's swept up and around at the careening obese man's charge and grab, before he's slammed to the ground. He manages to get his free arm onto the ground, however, mitigating the damage and springing off the pavement with a kick of his legs.

He pushes upwards and back to his feet, and turns about, charging at Bob as his hands ooze pure hatred in psionic form. Punches and kicks are sent flying at Bob as he flares up even harder with the psionic aura of warping visuals, his fingers and toes touching Bob's mind with a bit of confusion with each touch.

COMBATSYS: Kokan successfully hits Bob with Hateful Fury Cyclone.

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Bob              0/-------/---====|>>-----\-------\0            Kokan

Bob sways on his feet after the body check, his own moment almost flooring him when it's coupled with his injuries. When Kokan doesn't immediately go down, Bob coughs, stepping to the side to catch his balance when he almost goes down.

But what follows is a furious assault from the suited man, each blow carrying with it rippling psionic power. Bob steps back, trying to duck, but he only manages to evade the first blow as the second catches him in the side. He wheezes forward, enduring the flurry of blows without even a respectable effort to block.

His head is spinning, his mind clouded from the burst of power coupled with the physical punishment, until finally, Bob staggers twice more and collapses unconscious.

COMBATSYS: Bob takes no action.

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COMBATSYS: Bob can no longer fight.

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Kokan stands over Bob, his hands loosening, as the psionic aura of disturbed sensations fades away. The ninja tightens his tie, rolling his neck, before he moves into Bob's orange gi and withdraws the Interpol memorandum that Bob was transporting.

As police sirens wail, he slides the memorandum between his belted waist and his hips and turns about, jumping an incredible distance up to a second story window. He climbs the side of the building like a spider, before he flips over the edge of the roof with a hand on the ledge and a push off the wall, landing atop it with a somersault.

And then, Fujita Kokan disappears into Sunshine City.

COMBATSYS: Kokan has ended the fight here.

Log created on 22:08:48 07/31/2018 by Kokan, and last modified on 08:54:36 08/22/2018.