Description: The Mistress of the Night, MORRIGAN AENSLAND faces off against the former Taekwondo Champion, JURI HAN in a all out slug fest in the squared circle! Who will win? Who will fall! Find out this SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!
Outdated buttrock booms from speakers, echoing too loudly from the harsh concrete and steel girders framing the ceiling. Vendors shout of glowsticks, celebrity t-shirts, and snacks over the sounds of conversations spoken too loudly in hopes of being heard over the noise. Fans munch on popcorn and nachos. Children squirm in seats and teenagers take selfies as they lean precariously on handrails and security gates. Others wave foam fingers and banners for their favorites like Rainbow Mika, Zangief, Tizoc, Jaguar King...even the Warwolf.
But tonight's match-up brings some unfamiliar faces for much of the wrestling crowd.
"Ladies and gentlemen, we have some new contenders this evening. Please welcome me in introducing: from--" the referee stops short, squinting at his notes. "From the pits of Hell! We have the Dark Mistress of the Night, Self-Proclaimed Queen of Makai MORRIGAN! AENSLAND!"
Fireworks detonate and streamers barf sparks around the catwalk as a swarm of bats pour out from backstage, churning across the catwalk before swirling around one of the corner turnbuckles. As they spiral up into the rafters and disappear, they leave a woman in their wake.
Morrigan is dressed in a gaudy black and purple number where it's hard what's spandex and what's leather. Purple, bat print tights cling closely to shapely legs. Her leotard--if that's what describes it--sits just north of indecency with how it clings to her figure. Somewhere in the arena, a mother takes her child to the snack bar for fear of a pending wardrobe malfunction. A smile crosses Morrigan's face, framed by a masquerade-style mask and her bright green hair. She knows very well what she's doing.
The lights go all the way out.
Then one spotlight comes up on the other side of the ring.
Juri Han apparently didn't ask for any fireworks or fanfare. But she is there, having... entered, in the cover of darkness. She looks almost contemplative, arms crossed, one foot leaning up against the center rope. "And in this corner, from South Korea, the Tae Kwon Do Champion-- Juri Han!"
The lights on Morrigan's side of the arena make shapes like bats. Then, the lights, swarming on Juri's side of the arena make a differnt creature shape... a shape of spiders. The spider-lights move in an eerier way, and eventually the cloud of one makes contact with the cloud of the other. The spiders envelop bats in a cloud of white and black, and then spotlights start to form again to light up the whole stage.
Juri walks into the center of the ring. She looks her opponent over. "Let's make this quick, huh? I'm not here to showboat for this crowd."
COMBATSYS: Juri enters the arena, to the roar of the crowd!
Morrigan shifts her weight, jauntily setting a hand on her hip as Juri enters. She flips her hair back and hops down into the ring proper as the other woman approaches, moving toward center ring to face opposite Juri once she's properly gotten settled.
"Oh, phoo," Morrigan says with the tinge of a Scottish accent, "What am I here for but to showboat?" She tilts her head and smiles at Juri. "But I can tell you're here more for the thrill of the fight--I can get behind that." Morrigan stretches her arms back behind her back, threading her fingers before leaning left, then right. She slides into a lower wrestling stance, bending her knees to hunker down.
"But lets not forget to have some fun, hmm?"
But then Morrigan's kicked into the air, launching herself toward Juri as she whips her leg around for a swinging kick.
"Oh, you saw it here, folks! It looks like this devil woman's trying to earn her namesake with a sneaky attack right out of the gate!"
COMBATSYS: Morrigan enters the arena, to the roar of the crowd!
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Juri 0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0 Morrigan
COMBATSYS: Juri just-defends Morrigan's Short Kick!
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Juri 0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0 Morrigan
Juri seems to be inclined to block a leg with a leg. She raises her knee up as Morrigan kicks, and her own kick checks into it, knocking the other leg away. Juri's hands float lazily behind her, as if she wasn't much interested in bringing them into the party yet. As dexteriously as she defended the kick, she uses the same exact leg, and wraps it around Morrigan's neck.
She looks her dead in the eyes.
Juri's eyes are an unusual color - purple - and one shines a bit more than the other, especially when it's struck by the stray spotlight moving over the arena. "Oh, I like fun," she says, gravely. "But fun is where we hurt each other. So try harder."
Still using just the one leg, she goes for a takedown manuever to push her opponent all the way to the mat.
If that connects, she steps on her head. It seems Juri is more eager to play the part of the heel in this bout.
COMBATSYS: Juri successfully hits Morrigan with Karen Geri.
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Juri 0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0 Morrigan
Morrigan shows teeth when leg meets leg, but then Juri's leg goes for her neck. The succubus is caught, but there's no panic--not yet--even if she bites her lip with the tension. The two's eyes meet, and for a moment there seems to be something odd about Morrigan's deep green as well--a fire, perhaps in a more literal sense than most.
But the takedown brings her to the mat, the springs rattling as the two crash to the floor and then Juri's stepped up onto her head. "Ooooh! A strong block by Juri Han and a reversal takes Morrigan down!" the announcer shouts just a bit too loudly into his microphone. "Don't tell me things are over before they even start!"
"Oh," Morrigan says, her words just shy of a hiss as agitation creeps up into her throat. "You're into that kind of thing. Well."
Morrigan's legs kick up, her back bending unnaturally as she tries to hook her ankles around Juri's throat. If she succeeds she plants her palms on the ring and aims to flip Juri over headfirst and switch positions by slamming her into the ring headfirst before flipping back onto her feet.
COMBATSYS: Juri dodges Morrigan's Sexual Embrace.
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Juri 0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0 Morrigan
Juri likes the idea of being caught in an embrace, honestly she does. But she wants to make her opponent work as hard as possible to get that kill.
When Morrigan goes for the eye contact, she'll see Juri's single eye flash, just a little, with a flicker of purple light. Then Juri moves with lightning speed, rolling underneath the ankle that Morrigan threw her way. She manages to evade the flip, and instead of being pushed back, is standing back to back with the other woman.
The crowd boos. They wanted to see a little of that sexy action, but for the moment, it was denied.
Juri responds to that energy with a big grin, as if she reveled in it. Then she lifts her foot, and kicks backward, positioning her heel to dig into the small of Morrigan's back. It's a very quick kick attack, the kind only designed to knock her opponent off-balance.
COMBATSYS: Juri successfully hits Morrigan with Short Kick.
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Juri 0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0 Morrigan
One eye flashes. Morrigan's narrow. In an instant there's movement--more movement than Morrigan could have expected--and then they're back to back. "Oh," Morrigan says, "this is exciting." She pushes up her mask with fingers, wiggling it back into place after the fall earlier. "What other tricks do you have to show me?
The kick comes and Morrigan is turning, but it's too late. Juri's heel digs into her small of her back, pressing her ribs and staggering her forward into a short little jog, a thump thump thump of the springs before she spins and steadies herself by leaning on the turnbuckle."And Juri slips out of a dangerous scissor by Morrigan!" Some boos come from the crowd, probably more disappointed by the lack of sexy holds than Morrigan ever could have been. "And another clean hit by Juri Han! Morrigan is taking a thrashing! Can she keep up?"
And then Morrigan's arm is up, her fist extended while she braces it with her other hand. She winks at Juri, and then a screaming skull-like shape of orange-gold energy launches out of Morrigan's fist and cuts across the gap.
COMBATSYS: Juri instinctively blocks Morrigan's Soul Fist.
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Juri 0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0 Morrigan
Juri spins on one foot, and sweeps her leg upward... a big flash of purple light appears as she does so, and where the energy from Morrigan's fist might connect, it dissipates some of it. There's still a bit of a flash - it wasn't an entirely clean block - but it was probably way less damage than Morrigan anticipated.
The flicker of Psycho Power seemed to happen on pure instinct. "Ahhh. Now we're getting somewhere... interesting."
The leg she has up keeps glowing, and Juri then lunges forward--
There's a little jerk as she respositions herself, putting that leg down and immediately back up again. She's getting in just close enough that when she raises her leg again--
"Ha-HA!" There's a crackle of Psycho Power as she strikes with it out like a whip. The purple light is a razor's edge, flying a short distance out from the knife-like bend of her foot.... and the foot itself contains enough power to sting.
COMBATSYS: Morrigan blocks Juri's Shotenha.
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Juri 0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0 Morrigan
"Are you seeing this? We've got some sparks flying with this match-up!" The announcer barks, "These aren't special effects, folks!"
"Oh, that is interesting," Morrigan says, her tongue tracing her lip. "You aren't the type I was expecting here," she says, too quietly for the audience to really hear.
The whip of Psycho Power cuts through the air, and Morrigan draws back, taking the blow with her forearms and sliding back across the ring. The energy dissipates as Morrigan pushes through it, but not without taking her fair share of punishment.
But then Morrigan rockets forward, sliding toward Juri in a shadowy blur. She reaches in, trying to hook her arms around Juri and lift her up.
And if she gets her into the hold, Morrigan takes to the air, launching skyward before inverting and turning into a spinning piledriver back toward the ring.
COMBATSYS: Morrigan successfully hits Juri with Vector Drain.
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Juri 0/-------/=======|=======\=------\1 Morrigan
Juri still has her leg up when Morrigan grabs onto her...
There's a dazzling display as she's brought up, and slammed hard into the mat by the other woman. The crowd cheers in excitement as Juri is pinned under Morrigan... turning the tide of the fight.
Juri doesn't necessarily need a cheering squad... in fact, she rather enjoys, she thinks, the heel energy she gets from the crowd's hate. In fact, the more of it she gets, the better Psycho Power will do in a match such as this.
Juri, looking up at Morrigan, licks her lips when she makes eye contact. Then she hooks both legs around the other woman's back. "Now you're showing me what you can do. So it seems like your audience is waiting..."BETTER NOT DISAPPOINT THEM."
It looks as if she's going for just a lock, but then she plants both hands behind her, and goes for a rolling, flipping throw. If she gets that far, she stands up and stomps on Morrigan again... this time, on her back, digging her heel.
COMBATSYS: Morrigan dodges Juri's Assatsu Geri.
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Juri 0/-------/-======|=======\=------\1 Morrigan
Morrigan lingers in the pin after the impact, her breath hot and heavy. "Do you like that?" she says, her face in close to Juri's. The crowd is cheering--and jeering--all of it pulsing with energy for people like Juri and Morrigan.
"Oh, will she go for the pin?! Is this--"
Juri's legs hook around Morrigan and flip her into the air, but Morrigan doesn't quite follow the rules. She doesn't land when she's supposed to as her wings briefly appear and carry her clear of the follow-up up slam to land on the turnbuckle.
And from it, Morrigan launches into a soaring drop kick befitting the setting, launching herself with a twist as she closes in.
"Oh, I don't intend to disappoint anyone!"
COMBATSYS: Juri blocks Morrigan's Big Boot.
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Juri 0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1 Morrigan
You know Juri had to put some effort into blocking this one, because she used her hands, raising them up over her head in a cross-block as the boot comes down at her. It connects, striking hard against her defenses.... but they hold. "Ohhh... now you're getting me excited," Juri says, her voice throaty and wet from the effort of the increasingly fast-paced match. But Morrigan leaping down at her, dropping that way, and being stopped, means she's wide open for a counter-assault. And Juri returns with it, flipping her body into a backward cartwheel. She flips over herself with a series of kicks imbued with powerful glowing purple energy, shouting as she does, and pinwheeling over the sudden and shocked roar of the crowd!
COMBATSYS: Juri successfully hits Morrigan with Senpusha.
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Juri 1/------=/=======|=======\====---\1 Morrigan
Morrigan presses against Juri's guard, her muscles pushing against the fabric of her leggings as her applies pressure. When Juri doesn't give way, Morrigan gets ready to break from the clash. She does not do so fast enough.
The flash of Psycho Power from the Senpusha smashes into Morrigan as she leaps away, clearly the worst of it but still getting a nasty blast of raw Psycho Power. She lands in a slide, the springs of the ring rocking as she crashes into the ropes and lingers there. It takes her a moment to get her back up, this time. When she does, she's rolling her neck and reaching to adjust her mask.
"Good!" Morrigan says, "It's no fun without some--," the succubus dabs blood (?) from her lip, "enthusiasm."
But then she's launching herself at Juri again, this time kicking off the ropes for a flying elbow. At least she's getting into the spirit?
COMBATSYS: Morrigan successfully hits Juri with Audacious Slam.
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Juri 1/----===/=======|=======\====---\1 Morrigan
There's another roar from the crowd as the attack strikes-- Morrigan hitting Juri with a solid elbow that hits her right in the neck. For a second, the Korean woman sees stars, her natural and cybernetic eye both filling with different kinds of light. A spotlight runs over her face, further blinding her, and she staggers backward, coughing. She makes a clutching motion, but it's not elegant. There's a break in her action. The sound of cheering. She staggers back and grabs onto the rope of the ring.
"A biiiig hit to our tae kwon do champion!" the announcer cries. "Is she going to be dizzy... or down for the count?"
Then, Juri leans forward suddenly. Her back arches, her eye lights up, and she bites down on her own lip. She too, tastes blood, but she's drawing it on purpose, remembering that pain is what fuels her... remembering to breathe.
She slips across the ring in a flash of motion. She grabs for Morrigan's neck... holds her aloft...
If she gets this far, then it's an intense, high speed flurry of psycho kicks, one after another after another, to her held opponent, keeping her in the air by force of her feet after she lets go of her grasp.
COMBATSYS: Morrigan interrupts Rochumou from Juri with Valkyrie Turn.
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Juri 0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0 Morrigan
Morrigan hasn't even fully landed when Juri takes her by the neck. The Darkstalker's eyes are full of fire, possessed with a mania than only comes from this kind of excitement. The thrill of dramatic confrontation, will against will. Juri's own enthusiasm seems to make it all the better, even if even Morrigan probably wouldn't enjoy it if Juri were to have her way. She does have strange tastes.
Morrigan reels as the blows impact her ribs, her kidneys. It's mid-combination, however, when Morrigan suddenly surges forward, her wings shaping out of darkness and then launching her forward with what definitely looks like the blast from a rocket as she tries to crash herself and Juri into the turnbuckle.
"Are you having fun?" Morrigan says heavily. "You're making me work for it!"
The clash of darkness billows in the arena, seperating the two combatants. Juri slides backwards... staring.
There's a look of hunger in her eyes now. The blood pulsing in her ears is louder than the roar of the crowd. But they're cheering after that spectacular, devastating hit.
Juri's posture is nonethless resolute. She breathes heavily, her voice seething. "Seems like you put out as much as you take. I like that."
Juri affects a pout. "I wish we could play with each other all day. But... one of us has to lose."
Who does she think it will be? It's so close to call, a thought that exhilerates Juri.
She starts to move toward Morrigan... a few steps at a slower walking pace. Her attack itself will be fast, but at first she moves as if she is something inevitable.
Her legs light up again as she starts swiftly battering with them. First the left, than the right in another kicking combination. Each strike sends off a flash of light, and then, as she lets the last one go, a bit of energy and light flies out in a wave, pure psychic energy, charged up anger and hate.
COMBATSYS: Juri successfully hits Morrigan with Fuharenkyaku.
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Juri 0/-------/-======|=======\-------\1 Morrigan
"Isn't that how it goes?" Morrigan says, "it's so hard to find someone with good stamina these days. They're all ready to go but then they fizzle out so fast." She makes a pouty face as she says it, but her attempts at wordplay at cut short as Juri closes in. Morrigan moves again, ready to shift, to dodge. But not enough. Too slow.
The first kick knocks her knee out from under her so she has to adjust her posture to balance. Instead, it puts her at perfect height to take a kick straight to the chin. Morrigan reels, but doesn't go down until the wave crashes into her and lifts her bodily across the ring, slams her into the turnbuckle, and flips her out onto the sides of the arena.
"Oooh!" the announcer shouts, "A heavy hit to the devil woman! Clean out of the ring? Did this put her out of commission? Will she make the ten count, or will Juri Han not even give her a chance before the pin?!"
Morrigan groans and sits upright, practically floating up like a vampire in a horror movie. She runs her fingers through her mussed hair, sweeping it out of her face. "Ohhh," her voice is low, "you went deep with that one." She reaches for her mask and finds that it's split when a piece of the thing falls off entirely. "Mmm. Alright then. Let's try something else--what do they call it? A tag match?"
Morrigan seems to lose focus for a minute, like a TV with a bad picture. She blurs and distorts, splitting in two until she regains focus and there are two Morrigans standing hip to hip. She slams the palm of the new one, who leaps onto the rope, vaults over Juri, and then launches at her from behind with a sharp left kick.
And the first Morrigan is approaching from the front now, mirroring the attack of her double. There's a flurry of blows: punches, kicks, elbows--at some point Morrigan seems to strike with her hair, which strikes out jagged and volatile in the mix of attacks.
"What the--I am the only one seeing double here, wrestling fans?! Does Morrigan have a twin?! Is this even allowed?! We're getting a call from the ref right now!"
COMBATSYS: Morrigan successfully hits Juri with Darkness Illusion.
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Juri 1/------=/=======|-------\-------\0 Morrigan
Juri is still in the center of the ring when suddenly two Morrigans surround her. She could defend against one pretty easily, she thinks, but there's a moment of hesitation when she is not sure which is the real one. The other is an illusion... right? Her eye flares up as she tries to pinpoint which is which--
But that makes her too slow, and she misses the opportunity to block. Both strike her at once, the illusory and real pinning her between themselves.
In desperation almost, Juri chooses one target at random. She brings her leg up-- and cracks it DOWN, onto something, that she hopes hits someone...
It might not be the real one, in which case, Juri is pummeled into submission shortly after, and blown down to her feet, down for the count.
COMBATSYS: Juri can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Juri successfully hits Morrigan with Korenzan.
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Both Morrigans feel real enough, their blows carrying the weight and sting of real hits no matter which they're coming from. Whether it's some kind of magic or a trick of the mind isn't entirely clear, but in either case it does its job of making for a very uncomfortable threesome.
That is, until Juri goes for the gold. The sudden desperate kick catches Morrigan by surprise and Juri's heel cracks down on her head. She manages to keep standing briefly as Juri falls, but then the double phases back into Morrigan--who sways slightly on her feet. The crowd waits on baited breath for the finale, the tension lingering in the air like a weight.
"Oh! Is this it folks? Will Morrigan go for the pin?"
Morrigan instead collapses, dropping onto the mat in a heap.
"Or no! It looks like we have a DKO folks!"
COMBATSYS: Morrigan takes no action.
COMBATSYS: Morrigan can no longer fight.
Juri is also on the mat.... now she's wobbling, and down for the count... in spite of the fact that her last hit connected.
They're really remarkably close to each other. What a pair.
Log created on 20:22:10 01/18/2020 by Morrigan, and last modified on 23:31:28 01/20/2020.