SNF 2019.01 - SNF: Death in the Shadow of Fire and Earth

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Description: Echo meets Geki for a spoooky fight at Battleship Island, Japan!

Geki had been cast into Saturday Night Fights yet again, in his search for the spirit of warfare that must be turned the spirit of peace. Now, he had been asked to battle a Darkstalker, the Youkai that the people of Japan had forced past the veil thousands of years ago, in the Jomon period of Japan. Geki knew of them only in symbolism, and in preparing for the fight, he felt something strange.

His own bloodline, infused with verminous demons by virtue of the battles to purge them from the tunnels and caves and homes of Japan, stirred.

He felt the urge to steal the toes and fingers of infants, and it disturbed him. He did not know where this impurity had arisen from, but he knew that it was related to the mystery of the demons. Had his ancestors summoned this magic? Where did the demons come from, and where did they rest inside his mind?

Geki stood atop a high ledge in the foundry, above the main production logistics alley. He jumped down into the view of the cameras, landing with a crouch and his right hand's fingers splayed across the ground.

COMBATSYS: Geki has started a fight here.

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Geki             0/-------/-------|

Saturday Night Fights! Echo had heard of such a program before, but to be honest the money hadn't been attractive enough for her. She wasn't trying to grow a 'brand' unlike perhaps some were, she just wanted to know how many figures were involved. It seemed that the program--and tonight's ninja--were ready to RAISE THE STAKES on Echo the bat lady here. Well, that was fine, she was ready!

There is the sound of leathern wings beating on the night air as Echo descends on the foundry, the noise perhaps reminding one of a flag thrashed about in the wind. Followed by the sound of her boots clicking against the concrete as she alighted on a nearby cement walltop, of course.

"Oof, such a gloomy night, what's a tall dark stranger like you doing out here tonight, babe?" Echo for some reason already has a teacup and saucer out, and is casually sipping from it. It's not readily apparent where it came from, or where she's keeping it in that black evening gown she's wearing.

"We're on a man made island, but I think we can turn on the juice and see what shakes loose, eh honey?" Echo grinned as she drew her red lips away from the ornate porcelain teacup's edge, grinning devilishly as she cracked the knuckles and joints of her free hand by flexing it--her hand becoming wreathed in ghostly energy.

Ghostly energy indeed, for out of nowhere two shroud-like scythe-armed spectres materialized out of thin air to either side of Geki--their long blades drawn back to strike straight across his form!

COMBATSYS: Echo has joined the fight here on the right meter side.

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Geki             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Echo

COMBATSYS: Geki blocks Echo's Abracadaver.

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Geki             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Echo

Geki stands from his three-point position and brings up both arms to block at either side of his head, the ghostly scythes stopped by his forearms.

Geki, mouth hidden by his balaclava, narrows his eyes at the bat woman, analyzing her. A talker, a Darkstalker, and a braggart. She'll never be able to achieve the perfection she does not seek, but he will continue to examine her form, because it may be an aid to understanding the Youkai that burned within him when he was meditating before the match began.

Geki's leg shocks forward from before him, arms still blocking the scythes, his toe aimed at her chin as his heel arms up afterwards, breaking the proximity between them.

"You should not flirt with a man you cannot mate with, Darkstalker. Do you seek my essence, or do you seek your blood?"

COMBATSYS: Echo just-defends Geki's Light Kick!

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Geki             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Echo

Damn right Echo is a braggart, and a talker, and a damned good one at that. Also great looking!

"What's the matter, hon, never seen a bat woman before? Well I'm not wearing red and black leather, that's for sure, ha ha~" Echo flicks the teacup and saucer away--which disappears with a flash of golden light--like it was never there. It's apparently self-cleaning and or magical. Neat. Her leather boots click against the concrete of the wall she stands atop, getting ready to react to Geki's kick to her upper torso--the ghost gloves her hands are wreathed in expanding as she stops the foot harmlessly with a limb too insubstantial to sustain blows.

"Yikes, aren't we getting a little forward there, honey? We aren't even done with the fight yet~" she doesn't seem to be wavering at all, eyes directed on Geki as she fires what appears to be a red-glowing projectile towards him--it tears across the air with a scream, trying to burrow and dig into him!

COMBATSYS: Echo successfully hits Geki with Blood Gout.

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Geki             0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0             Echo

Geki stumbles backwards as the red chi hits him, boring through his armor and into his chest, his arm hanging down with a limp left shoulder as he wheezes up blood. He holds his chest over the punctured ribs and lungs with his right arm, faltering for a moment.

Slowly, he firms back up again, feeling the stabbing pain inside his chest as he sucks in air wetly and then spits a mouthful of black phlegm onto the ground.

Geki runs a pace and them flips forward to land on a hand and then the other as he walks with his hands, before he moves back to his feet again with a springing bound.

He leaps up into the air, knees up and arms back, attempting to arch above Echo and then gymnastically pivot down with a wrench of his body to grab her by the shoulders, his body inverted.

Should this succeed, it's a simple matter of flipping to the ground behind her on his feet with his hands on her, before a mighty hurl over his head with his impressive torsion inertia.

COMBATSYS: Geki successfully hits Echo with Izuna Drop.

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Geki             0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0             Echo

The red projectile is more than just blood-tinted--upon impact blood spews from the area of impact, though the bleeding seems difficult to stop! Echo winds up sprayed by it, inadvertently--however her mouth opens wide as drops and flecks fall on her tongue.

"I just love a man who's got a lot going on--UNDER THE SURFACE!" Echo is grinning madly by this point, but then comes Echo's one weakness, gasp--pro wrestling!

"Woah woah--what is this shiiii--" Echo can be heard yelling as Geki flips over her and then attempts to throw her--the bat lady being hurled down to the street and careening off one of the old, weatherbeaten cement walls. Ouch.

She winds up in a heap on the alley floor below, picking herself up slowly. She had at first wound up on her butt, after having been sprawled out, then slowly climbed back to her feet.

"Guess you need some education on how to treat a lady, here I come honey--" Echo is quick to take wing, flying up and trying to land a cross punch as she rises up to Geki's jaw!

COMBATSYS: Geki parries Echo's Aggressive Strike!

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Geki             0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0             Echo

Geki looks at Echo as she recovers from the harsh throw down the street, over the smooth metal prongs of his claw. He regards her coldly, as he feels the chi burn inside his chest, causing him to sweat and bulge his eyes. He can feel the demons in his blood calling to him, the longer the bolts boil inside his flesh, bringing out such torpid fantasies of gluttony and sensuality. Swarms of his limbs and fingers and muscles and flesh, as if a fat mass of slithering slime, the rats inside Geki's soul demanding to feast upon the offal of the bat before him.

He grunts hard as he knocks aside Echo's cross punch in such a way that it spins her, pivoting on his rear heel as he brings his claw upwards from the right, aiming to take advantage of Echo's crossed guard with a stabbing thrust directly into her rib cage.

Will he give into the demons, and feast on her? He has never been able to close his eye.

COMBATSYS: Echo blocks Geki's Crushing Strike EX.

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Geki             0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0             Echo

"This boy's looking for some penetration--huff--" Echo is on her feet already and is able to turn away the claw at nearly the last moment, suffering a gash on her side that leaks crimson into the white snow of fur under that dress.

"Don't worry hon, Echo gon' teach you all about it--" she flexes her five fingered hand, the surface of it covered with some kind of dark aura--and trying to thrust her palm against Geki's shoulder.

"Mr. Sandman, show me a dream~ ahahaha!" she begins to cackle, as the enchanted touch of her palm would begin to try and suck out the man's life energy, wizening flesh under her touch!

COMBATSYS: Echo successfully hits Geki with Dessicate.
- Power hit! -

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Geki             0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\1             Echo

Geki hisses through his mask as he feels his life energy drain through his torso, feeling the tempting scourge of his demonic taint, the source of his chi, become clearer and stronger. He sees Echo through a faint tinge of red, his jaw sliding to the right with a sharp grind of his teeth as he grips her with both arms, lurching into her with a shove.

Then, he pushes away and flips off her, sailing through the air and landing on a lamp pole after a sharp inversion mid-air.

Between the feet high, the climax of the jump, and the head low, the end of the jump, there finds themselves a trio of shuriken flying at Echo, at her face, the concave of her collarbones, and her left bosom.

COMBATSYS: Echo dodges Geki's Geki Star Storm.

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Geki             0/-------/------=|=======\-------\1             Echo

"Oof, looking like a california raisin there, hon--but can you dance?!" Echo is grinning wickedly, admiring her handiwork as the necromancer's negative energy has attacked Geki's. As Geki leapt up and off the lamp-post, Echo's wings flapped and she followed along with him.

"How is it you're still moving right after that? You must look like an old man under there after taking that one, I hope everything didn't wither over there, bwahaha!" Echo enjoys her work, to be fair, and seems to be getting well over as a heel for the audience.

Once Geki uses her to push himself away and flips into the air, Echo is ready--she quickly raises her wings and lets the sudden lack of heft in the air drop her--the shurikens flitting by her, dangerously close--throwing sparks as they impact the wall behind her.

"Talk about a close shave, you sure you're still okay? How about I just KICK ya while you're down!" she brings up one of her booted feet, lashing out with it at the man's knee--once he lands, of course.

COMBATSYS: Geki parries Echo's Light Kick!

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Geki             0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\1             Echo

Geki reaches behind him with his left hand and draws his ninjaken, watching as Echo buffets onto the wind above his shuriken.

He's beginning to resume control, but the blood in his head is pounding with avarice. He is a peaceful man of battle, a warrior of diplomacy, and an assassin of imperfection, binding people together instead of parting the ways of their thread, the mortal coil. The ninja missionary is overcoming the lust of the taint in his line, and now, he is ready to strike.

As Echo leaps up at him, atop the lamp post, he flips above and somersaults above her, his ninjaken slashing out for her shoulder with a slash that starts as a tight, downward swing as he rolls over her, before it flashes out into a carving stroke outwards from her core and upwards as he spins about to land behind her, facing her, arm out at his side with the sword in hand.

COMBATSYS: Echo blocks Geki's Flying Rat Strike EX.

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Geki             0/-------/-----==|=======\==-----\1             Echo

It would appear, Geki is refusing to take the leather boot that Echo has offered him--but will he give her some lace in return?

"Christ--do you stay on the ground--and that's coming from me!" she gawks as the man flips himself back up into the air, now somersaulting again--blinking as she tries to defend herself from the short sword that seeks her flesh. She grabs the blade, actually--the edge cutting into her hand as she pushes Geki back and tries to fend off the armed attack--about as well as one can, given she's not armed herself.

"How about you have a seat over there--" she pointed a finger up into the air, the red polished nail of her white furred digit visible as her eyes glowed now--with some kind of infernal, evil power--

From behind Geki, what looked like a rusted and bloodstained hospital stretcher would rise up from a portal in the ground, the straps on it lashing out to try and catch him.

"Surgery will be difficult if not~"

COMBATSYS: Geki blocks Echo's Necroscopy EX.

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Geki             0/-------/---====|=======\==-----\1             Echo

Geki's eyes open wide as the ground opens beneath him and he's lashed to a hospital stretcher. There's a bloody wrenching cry out of his throat in pain at the torture, but he rapidly escapes with a body-wide spasm induced from his pelvis, placing his heels at the base at the same time, upper back against the bed and into his shoulders, before he snaps up at the waist and breaks the bonds at chest-level.

He slices the straps apart with his sword and springs off, landing on his feet, his shoulders rising and falling as he holds his sword in the left hand, his claw-laden right arm hanging as he stares at her.

"You have a dark connection with the infernal planes, demon. Tell me - what soul do you have to save, that you fight?"

Then, Geki is off, leaping forwards and swinging around with a slash in passing, aiming at Echo's ear to cause a shot of agonizing pain.

After the en passant with his ninjaken is complete, he lands in the same crouch as before, facing Echo from her diagonal rear.

COMBATSYS: Echo interrupts Evasive Strike from Geki with Still Falls The Night.
- Power hit! -

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Geki             0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0             Echo

"A dark connection indeed!" Echo grins brightly to the man, though her face falls a bit when she notices he is able to avoid the strangle hold of her magical gurney's straps! Rats!

"Oh everything has a soul, more or less, ninja man--I'll show you!" she is however stopped by Geki's incoming strike at her ear, which forces her to take action.

"Dead souls, to me!" Echo pushes her palms outward, as if performing double open-handed punches--what look like dark shadows fly and careen out from behind her dress and wings--swarming Geki even as his knife tip drags across her face in what has to be agonizingly painful slow motion.

Blood sprays, and Echo is left off balance after the quick fly by attack!

Geki's crossing assault is sent flying radically awry as he's blasted by spirits, plucked out of the air and sent flying in a whipping top motion across the streets and into the faded, withered concrete of an old building. There's a distant thump inside of foundry wood and iron collapsing inwards from termites and rust, dust billowing out in a choked bellow of odorous detritus.

He slowly pushes to his feet, huffing, stretching upwards with a brief cant of his back into squared shoulders.

He takes a step forward and squares his blade beside and behind him with a postured pose, tip held along his cheek and at his foe, a balance kata for his neurology.

Geki then begins running, with a quick standing sprint, before he drops low into a diving dash and suddenly swings around with his blade after releasing the two-handed grip and unleashes a spinning back slash to the abdomen, his intent leaving Echo to his flank with his arm up and his leg set for a counter.

COMBATSYS: Echo dodges Geki's Backslash.

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Geki             0/-------/-======|==-----\-------\0             Echo

"You better be careful with that knife of yours, someone could get hurt, hon," Echo cringed a bit as she reached up and brushed blood away from the laceration to her face, the fur around it turned red, with pink at the edges.

"You're doing a good job of tiring me out, and making me late for my spa treatment--" the rush of spirits had sent chunks of concrete and dust raining down like powdery snow from on high, part of an old tenement wall having been blasted open.

As Geki tries to slip around behind her--Echo swings one of her large grayish leathery wings outward--trying to knock him off balance as she turns to face him and response, waggling her finger again.

"From behind, not fair--not so soon, anyway~" she dipped her torso forward and brought one of her boots up and back into a mule kick--joints popping as she stretched muscles and tendons she likely had not for some time!

COMBATSYS: Echo successfully hits Geki with Medium Kick.

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Geki             1/------=/=======|===----\-------\0             Echo

Geki gets booted straight in the groin, moaning in a sudden scream of shock as he's kicked onto his face, his legs knocked behind him. His sword falls from his grip and he's left on his face, looking up at Echo's boot.

"I yield," he hisses, before he drops onto the ground, disabled and fatigued.

COMBATSYS: Geki takes no action.

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                                  |===----\-------\0             Echo

COMBATSYS: Geki can no longer fight.

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                                  |===----\-------\0             Echo

"Ouch, are you okay there, honey? give me a chipmunk 'aye' if you can?" Echo raises a hand to her right big batty ear, grinning as she waited to listen, her eyes rolling this way and that, as if hunting for what he sounded like after--then she heard it. Oh yes, he'd taken a nasty shot there~

"Poor thing, don't tease the necromancers, kids, let that be a lesson to ya~!"

Freeze frame on Echo's grinning visage, holding up Geki by the collar of his ninja outfit just out of shot, winking at the camera.

COMBATSYS: Echo has ended the fight here.

Log created on 09:29:07 01/23/2019 by Echo, and last modified on 20:49:09 01/23/2019.