Bela - J-Dragon United

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Description: When the Raven Guards show up at Pacific High to secure it, they end up using their position to bully and harass the students. This injustice won't stand, and The J-Dragon moves to stop it!

When the monsters attacked, the schools were quick to be put on lockdown.

Pacific High was no different. The school was locked up like a fortress; it wasn't the first time it had to be, and it wouldn't be the last. The international status of the students demanded international support, and the Raven Guard of Podiebrad quickly offered themselves to protect the school. The raven-masked mercenaries in black and red, vaguely feathered bodysuits were more than unconventional. Their SKS rifles, less so. For the most part, they patrolled and the school found itself safe from the hordes of Darkstalkers.

The problem was, the mercenaries were starting to make themselves old, really fast.

First it was catcalls to some of the female students. Rude comments, and general harassments. Then it escalated to shakedowns of students for their money and lunches. And now? Now it was the cheerleaders. Six masked mercenaries were cornering a trio of cheerleaders under the stands by the athletic field. Two were chattering with the cheerleaders, while the four stood by with rifles. "We told you, we don't know where Tiffany is!" One of the girls blurts out, her blonde and ginger friends nodding their heads. The duo chatters to each other in an alien tongue, before looking back to the girls. "You cheerleaders, you are all so close together. We just want to meet her, take some pictures for our friends." The blonde looks up timidly at the squad. "Would... would you take pictures of me instead? And just leave her alone?" The ginger spits out. "Don't do it Julie! These guys are scum!" The raven-masked mercenary shakes his head. "No, no, we need Tiffany. You girls, ah, have something she doesn't." A third mercenary rolls his head, and stamps forward swiftly, pushing his two partners out of the way. "This is a waste of time." The man flashes his claws, looming over the girls, who hug each of and squeal in terror.

"Tell us! Now! Or else..."

"Or else what?" This comes from someone off to the side. During all of this, one of the ones who didn't give in to the shakedowns was present. The teenage super-hero known as J-Dragon, or Koto. Since it was shakedowns and other harassment, Koto tended to have the students on his side and more often than not he was seen as the pillar of hope lately. Such things were generally just him simply walking off when it was just him. Often weird incidents happened as well. Which had happened often enough that he was getting tired of it. Now, though? It's not just him.

Koto wasn't even supposed to be there. He was just taking a short cut to get back towards his club. But this? Yep. Even the teenager can't stand such things. Walking towards the group, the teenager moves a hand to his waist where a prismatic circle of light has a belt appear around his waist. "Back. Away. From. Them."

The arrival of Koto breaks the rhythm.

The mercenaries have never been nice to Koto, for sure. When they bully, they expected people to fold, not bend. When he stands up, and reveals that light? That gets their attention. One of them barks an order in a foreign tongue. The others seems ready to level their guns out at Koto, an intimidation factor that the teachers have well complained about with the mercenaries. All of them were ready to fight Koto, to punish him.

Except one.

He was standing at the side, with a stack of pictures. One looks at Koto, and back to the stack of pictures, and then back to Koto. He shuffles a bit. And he slaps the side of his head. And suddenly, he steps up, blocking his partners. He babbles to them, but one word comes up through the translation. "Koto." One of them, the one girl in the group, comes over to the stand support, and just leans against it. The duo looks towards the cheerleaders, and bark a command. "Get off, you're free." The cheerleaders scurry away, without even saying thank you to Koto. The guards spread out, five of the six lining up before Koto. The interrupter steps forward, pointing a claw at Koto. And then, he says... says something outrageous.

"So you have stepped up, J-Dragon!"

The interrupter states, suddenly unleashing a pose. Fanning his clawed gauntlets bfeore him, he crosses his arms and legs. "You might have faced the strongest in both the Neo-League and King of Fighters-" "And SLAMFEST!" One of them interrupt, as he crouches down low, hands fanned out far out. "And SLAMFEST! But you have yet faced the strongest army in the world! A FLOCK OF CROWS IS A MURDER! A FLOCK OF RAVENS IS A CONSPIRACY! WE ARE A CONSPIRACY OF MURDER! WE ARE.... THE RAVEN GUARD!" And five out of the six guardsmen strike out their poses, bowing and twisting themselves up. The sixth just continues to lean against the stand support, avoiding looking at her companions.

She just mutters something in that strange tongue, shaking her head.

COMBATSYS: RavenSquard has started a fight here.

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Koto doesn't look intimidated. "Really? You call that an introduction?" He grins, then moves into a stance as he brings up his left arm outwards across his chest. Then swings it across before bringing both to his sides at his hips, "HENSHIN!"

Prismatic light covers the teenage student, and breaks apart to reveal him in his super-hero costume. The one that has been seen on SLAMFEST, Neo-League, and King of Fighters. The teen's visored gaze looks at them before he slides himself into a better pose than theres, standing up and bringing a hand up in a fist, "I will defend this school and it's students from the likes of you." He points at the leader, "You want to harass, extort, and cause problems?"

The teenager moves his hands upwards as the prismatic light returns, shining in his fist before he swings it around and slides into an actual fighting stance, footing close as his body moved to the side to face them. "Then you can face my light!"

A small explosion of the light comes from him before the light returns to him. His hand comes down to form a J, complete with the light now lining his fingers to show that J. "Mighty Dragon Fighter, J-Dragon... READY!" After that, his hands close into tight fists as he looks beyond ready for the moment.

COMBATSYS: Koto has joined the fight here.

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Koto             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0      RavenSquard

"Not intimidating?!"

The 'leader' looks across, head cocked. He swirls his clawed fingers. "Well we'll see. If you win, we'll... well, we'll stop being jerks to the students. But if we win! Then we will take pictures of you!" One of the duo mutters to him. "Oh, and you have to sign your card." His card? But the leader doesn't elaborate, as he chirps. Suddenly, three of the squad break into acrobatic front tumbles -very- fast, rotating around Koto in order to encircle. The other two? They leap up, bounding off the top of the bottom of the stands, before falling back down towards Koto. Swiping in circles, each give a pair of swift, light kicks, one high, one low, each on each side, before breaking into a tumble away.


COMBATSYS: Koto blocks RavenSquard's Light Kicks.

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Koto             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0      RavenSquard

Twisting around to watch each one, Koto almost misses the incoming The incoming kicks are blocked with his arms before Koto shifts to a wider stance. "I see. Numbers are your game."

Then he glances around before he suddenly spins. Probably only those that watched his fights will realize what is coming. Almost like a top, Koto adapts signature opening sweep into a full on spinning attack that lashes out twice. First comes the lashing out of prismatic light at the legs of the Squad, then comes the second part of the wheel kick as he lashes out again to send them literally flying away from him. Upon landing, he leaps again as he aims to go through one of the Stand's supports and swing himself around to land where he can see all of the Squad hopefully.

COMBATSYS: Koto successfully hits RavenSquard with Dragon Swings Tail.

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Koto             0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0      RavenSquard

Two kicks, met with two kicks.

As the duo rebounds off, they try to use the momentum to get into a tumble. The trouble was, with an opponent like Koto, there -was- no momentum. Before they even get space, the J-Dragon was firing in, unleashing a punishing retaliation in a streak of light. The man tries to curl up to defend, using the tumble to evade, but the second part of the wheel kick comes, and sends him flying away. The momentum keeps with Koto, as the fighter rebounds to a stand support, and when he lands? The other of the duo pipes up.

"Dragon Swings Tail!"

There isn't much time to let it sink in, as the other three come in low, arms wide, rolling in. Two of them lash out with rising claws, trying to roll off deep, while the third leaps high over Koto, earlier than the others, to rebound off the support stand for his own two-handed hammerblow of his fists from above!


COMBATSYS: Koto interrupts Strong Punches from RavenSquard with Crane Swipes Fish.

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Koto             0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0      RavenSquard

With the incoming attacks, Koto spins as he lands and brings his hands up. The first two are met as his arms swing out in a spiral. The claws lash along his forearms as the teenager pushes one down low, and the other up high before spinning his arms the opposite way and sweeping aside the hammer blow even as he spins to get out of the way of the rest of the impact.

Glancing behind him, he says to the three he just defended against, "Let me guess, one of those is some sort of fan boy?" He thumbs at the one that piped up as he keeps his fighting stance, moving to keep all five in view again after he says that by doing an acrobatic, almost impossible in physics standing way to do a full spin in mid-air to land again. He might be running out of room under the stands with how fast they seem to be moving, though.

Koto's words actually get a scoff from the sixth woman out.

"Fanboy? Fanboys." She snarls in a thick accent, as the flying man is slammed by the sweeping fist, knocked out of the air as Koto repositions. "They've been wasting their time on this assignment trying to get some cards going." She shouts something in a strange language. Angry.

But still not joining in yet.

The other two men who rolled in low land back down, falling into a tumble. The third? Is still stunned on the ground, rubbing his chest. The suits were armored! Not very well, but it was tough stuff. The uninjured man from the first assault was now leaping in at Koto, as the guards keep moving, keep trying to encircle when they can. The leaping man lunges in with a knee. Should it connect? He would snap both of his claws around to latch on to Koto... while the two injured men would come tumbling in, adding to the pile on takedown to trap him down.

COMBATSYS: RavenSquard successfully hits Koto with Conspiracy Of Corvids.

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Koto             0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0      RavenSquard

Koto's taken down by the three men. Not even a teen superhero can do something about /that/ after all. Especially when he's getting three manned into a takedown. Instead of remaining on the ground, however, he starts to show a bit of strength by kicking the one most on top of him before trying to flip and throw the other two. The teen's not going down without a fight that's for sure! And he's showing that at least he has some sort of ground fighting game from the kicks and punches he's throwing to get them off of him so he can get up!

COMBATSYS: RavenSquard dodges Koto's Medium Throw.

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Koto             0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0      RavenSquard

When the J-Dragon struggles, the mercs are gone.

Having completed the take down, the three guards are up in the air, scattered like birds as Koto kicks and punches. One even lets Koto's force help him off; it scatters him off-balanced, tumbling further than the other two. But that's not the real danger here. The other two are now at the edge of Koto, the first front flipping over into a footstool stomp on Koto, trying to catch him before he can fully rise. The second will take the opportunity to use the initial stun to unleash a finishing heel drop follow up. All while the first three land on the ground, ready to cycle back to the J-Dragon assault.

"Caw Caw!"

COMBATSYS: Koto blocks RavenSquard's Hangman's Estely.

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Koto             0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0      RavenSquard

Bringing his arms up to block after he notices the two, Koto still ends up getting the heel drop, but manages to at least make sure it's not too effective. Thinking quickly, he adapts something from one of the Super Sentai he's watched. His legs come up, then he kicks into a spin. Landing on his feet with his arms out to his side, he suddenly sprints forward at high speeds as prismatic light surrounds both arms and he takes off at the nearest one.

Staying low to the ground, Koto's hand reaches out to grab the one by slamming a fist into their stomach and lifting them upwards. "Flying... DRAGON!"

The dashes through the supports in an attempt to get some distance from the others before he suddenly turns and flings the one he hopefully caught back at the others themselves. It's a bit of a modification, but seriously the point is to get out of their encirclement since they seem to like trying to get into his blind spots so much.

COMBATSYS: RavenSquard dodges Koto's Flying Dragon.

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Koto             0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0      RavenSquard

Constant motion.

While the sixth girl was still sitting by, the ebb and flow of the flock was coming in cycles. Koto's slamming fist comes low, and the two attackers scatter again, already airborne and almost seeming to fly away, gliding up and away. There wasn't anybody to throw away, but the charge from Koto absolutely gives himself space; the more aggressive he was, the more flighty the mercenaries were. And yet, as Koto repositions, three more chase after him. One seems to start to vault, but stops. He stumbles back, the rhythm and flow of the mercenary squad breaking. He calls out to his two partners, who were already vaulting high up in the air with spinning front flips. "No! Stop! It's Flying Dragon! It's a trap!" He begins, before chattering in the other language. It's too late though; the injured duo was lunging in from opposite flanks up above. One going to grab J-Dragon by the throat with his thighs, the other coming in the opposite direction head-first, attempting to catch him by the knees to flip him up and down on the ground, before tumbling away, the first two already rising up from their leap away.


COMBATSYS: Koto interrupts Medium Grapples from RavenSquard with Fierce Combo.
- Power hit! -

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Koto             0/-------/=======|=======\-------\0      RavenSquard

Too late is an understatement. The one trying to grab him with his thighs ends up not with a thigh, but that he grabs the leg and uses it to literally bat their partner away. J-Dragon grabs both to throw them back towards the others before he brings his hand up as he widens his stance. That trap was definitely sprung, and now they will probably really regret it.

Taking note of where they are, he hops back to avoid their jumps and brings his arm around. The teenager is definitely preparing something as that prismatic light is starting to gather again. He's having to watch and stay on the move, however, so he's not really focusing it /yet/.

One of the squardsmen is captured, and promptly, is slammed into his counterpart.

As Koto lets them roll away, the 'leader' lets out a groan. Not as bad as the two victims of Koto's counter-attack though. The pair is flat out on their backs, and not getting up. As the light gathers, though, the sixth squard finally shoves off the pillar. She snarls something in that alien tongue, before suddenly crouching down, crossing her arms before her, hands dangling loose from the wrists. Another pose?

Wait, was this -not- an act?

With the sixth joining the leader, that only left the two squards coming in from the flanks; having recovered, they were buying space for the two. The ebb and flow had to keep going; they may be weaker now, but they were not going to allow their weakness be a liability. The duo weave, crossing each other's paths as they switch from left and right flanks to right and left flanks. They make another cross as they roll in low, passing by with double spinning low kicks at the knees to knock Koto back down a notch.

Staying far away from the energy if they can.

COMBATSYS: Koto blocks RavenSquard's Medium Kicks.

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Koto             1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1      RavenSquard

The squards end up meeting a pair of firm arm blocks as J-Dragon drives his hands down to block the low kicks. He still moves back, but he rises from the crouch and spins to target the two that just went past them. His hand rotates in a spiral as he widens the upcoming blast before sending off one thing that any fanboy will recognize.

"DRAAAAGOOON--" The prismatic light quickly takes the shape of an oriental, if winged dragon before it spirals out to try to catch both of them in the blast, "--EMPEROR!" Hoping that takes them out of the fight, he turns back to look at the others.

COMBATSYS: RavenSquard dodges Koto's Dragon Emperor.

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Koto             1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1      RavenSquard

The leader? When the Dragon Emperor is prepped? Actually squees. The wave of energy sends the guards scattering, spreading out wide and far as they explode away to retreat, launching up into a glide away away from the blast. The other two keep away, watching it. The flow breaks, and the leader shakes his fists. "You know, even if you do win, can you still sign my card?"

The female squard slaps his counterpart upside the head.

Claws out, she walks a few steps towards Koto, hips swaying as she approaches. The other one was tumbling forward from the slap. Whistle Whistle click. That's what comes from female Squard. And the other one comes rolling in. Should he make it to Koto, he would grip him, and launch him in the air by his feet, nearly to the top of the bleachers. If he makes it in the air? The female Squard would come leaping through the air, catching Koto, and then turn upside down to deliver a falling piledriver into the earth underneath the bleachers. Was it a spinning piledriver?

And she would rebound off, tumbling away.

COMBATSYS: Koto fails to interrupt Corvus Drop from RavenSquard with J-Punch.

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Koto             1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1      RavenSquard

Koto ends up grabbed and taken skyward. He nearly reaches the top before he comes back down. And then piledrivered down in the ground.

Surprisingly, the teen gets up from /that/. Rolling to his feet as he rolls his neck around, "You call /that/ a piledriver? I just took one from Victor Ortega in Slamfest that puts that to shame, lady."

He might be a bit worse for wear, but that's definitely true as he moves back to his fighting stance.

The woman tosses her short hair, finishing the piledriver. Rolling away, she comes up into a stand. The other two were already moving, following up. But as Koto insults her piledriver, comparing it to Victor Ortega? There is a twist. There is a high pitched whistle, as she backflips towards the support post of the bleachers. The leader looks around, sputtering something.

And the woman -breaks- ranks.

"You think I care about that beefsteak?" She shrieks, as she leaps off the stand support, flying through the air with a lunging kick. The other two guards tumble away, breaking from their assault as the squard lady comes rioting in, attempting to blast through the J-Dragon with a vengeful response.

While the leader whistles, trying to get the rotating pressure restarted again.

COMBATSYS: RavenSquard successfully hits Koto with Magpie Marauder.

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Koto             1/--=====/=======|=======\==-----\1      RavenSquard

Instead of staying in close, Koto decided to try to block the kick. He misjudges where it's aimed for, however, ending up kicked back a good couple of steps. "I see... so you must be the leader despite the whistler."

He inclines his head, "Nice to know who I'm aiming for now." Then he settles into a wider stance, before seemingly centering himself. It's a bit risky, but the teen moves his hands to where he has them in front of himself. And begins to glow with that prismatic light.

"Your team work is admirable, but I can't let you continue to harm my comrades at this school." He declares as he seems to begin gathering his power. "Your reign of terror will not stand as long as I do."

COMBATSYS: Koto glows with prismatic energy.

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Koto             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\==-----\1      RavenSquard

"Oh, what a genius!"

The female squard hisses as the others shake their heads. Yeah, and discipline was -her- job. Say that to the kids without lunch money or -lunches-. And yet, as she rebounds off, she doesn't even tumble away that far. "Shut up! You think you can stop us?" The woman seeths, as the flow continues to get disrupted. "This is all because these jackasses wanted to get some choice pictures and autographs from fighters at the Rival Schools in Southtown. It's stupid! And you're stupid!" Sweeping her arms, the others circle around Koto. Were they about to strike? Dancing around the J-Dragon, claws dancing as they twirl around and around, the woman lunges in. Attempting a one-woman takedown, she would try a mount on the boy's chest, and then proceed to claw at the boy's face. An aggressive attempt... but the flow has broken....

And her companions seem to holding back, for a moment.

COMBATSYS: Koto blocks RavenSquard's Violent Combination.

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Koto             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\==-----\1      RavenSquard

J-Dragon brings his hands up, enduring the claws before blocking the last one by forcing her back and off of him instead of letting her mount. "Y'know... not everyone knows all of my... tricks..."

He almost pauses for a second. Something seemed off. There was a slight taint to the prismatic light that he had gathered. Then he brings his hands upwards to the crest of his helmet. A perfect copy comes off before he spins, and whips out multiples of it. "J-Slugger!" The multiple copies quickly soar back into one before starting to circle around the Squard and J-Dragon, getting in the way and otherwise being a pain since it's a flying energy projectile that's definitely /not/ a beam.

COMBATSYS: Koto successfully hits RavenSquard with J-Slugger.

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Koto             1/-------/<<<<<<<|=======\=====--\1      RavenSquard

Oh, that was gonna hurt.

As she makes the takedown, she claws at the boy's arms. As she is forced back however, she is off-balanced, stunned. Staggering, she stumbles, and there, there, the mired energy is unleashed into her. Blown back, she is stunned.

As the other three suddenly surge with purple energy on their claws.

The trio lunge in, swiping and weaving, weaving and swiping, the assault a blur as the trio flash past Koto, each pass bringing contrails of purple energy from their claws. A relentless assault, and one just as strange and smooth as the dance before.

Enough to give the woman squard a chance to sit back up, weezing.

COMBATSYS: Koto blocks RavenSquard's Raven's Damnation.

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Koto             1/-----<</<<<<<<<|====---\-------\0      RavenSquard

With the three suddenly leaping past him, Koto brings his arms up and spins as he lets the claws slide off of the forearms of his costume. Even then, they look like they hurt a bit more as prismatic sparks come out. Then he suddenly leaps upwards, and backwards. Dropping a good distance away, the prismatic light returns once again as a bright symbol suddenly appears behind him. "Time to end this!"

Whatever happened with the J-Slugger seems to have at least have him questioning things. But for now... his hands come up to an L-shape. Anyone who's watched his fights will definitely know this one. Only... it's usually a single person attack.

"AURORA... BUUUURST!" This time, his attack disperses outward as the J-slugger projectile comes down, absorbing a little of it as it splits it into multiple beams meant to catch them all in it. Unfortunately, it might actually cause some structure damage to the stands, but small price to pay there!

COMBATSYS: Koto successfully hits RavenSquard with Aurora Burst.

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Koto             0/-------/-------|====---\-------\0      RavenSquard


The explosion of energy is unleashed, and the swirling dancing guards are sent blasting away. They tried to leap clear, but well, the J-Dragon was too much. The poor fanboy leader at least showed with his nod, that he knew exactly what was happening. The trio falls on the Earth, blown down. That was six and six, right?

But the girl rises again.

The woman was battered badly, the suit torn slightly exposing her skin. Her stance was low, but her anger was burning. "Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! Szabolc is going to have my head for this!" She laments, as she jumps up. Hurling out an elbow smash, she chains a second one, before finishing with a shoulder throw to land Koto on his back.

COMBATSYS: Koto endures RavenSquard's Carrion Crows.

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Koto             0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0      RavenSquard

Enduring it, Koto ends up with an elbow smash to the chest a few times, then thrown to the ground. Instead of just laying there, however, he brings himself up for one last time. This time all that prismatic energy comes around to his leg as he twists himself around, and delivers a variant of a more popular, signature move.

"THUUUUNDEEER KICK!" The move leaves a loud boom, even as Koto rolls with the kick to both get out of the way and hopefully get well away from them. He's not about to leave himself wide open, but hopefully the kick will knock out the last one or two because he's already about to pass out as evidenced by the flickering of his suit in the prismatic light.

COMBATSYS: Koto can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Koto successfully hits RavenSquard with Thunder Kick.

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Unfortunately for the Squard, she didn't follow Koto.

As she unleashes the shoulder throw, the last of the Raven Guards stands fast over Koto, talons swaying as moved from heel to heel. That was not enough for when Koto explodes back up, the best she can muster is throwing up her gauntlets, hoping to deflect away the explosion. Twisting with the impact, she is aruptly booted away, tumbling out from under the bleachers. 6 for 6. She doesn't get up, moaning briefly.

Its all quiet for a moment.

After that bit of silence, one of the guard gingerly rises up into a sitting position.The mercenary groans in pain, grabbing his ribs. "Hey. Koto." It was the fanboy Mercenary, who started this whole mess. "That was pretty good." He tries to stadlnd up, but just eeks a pained moan.

"You still conscious?"

COMBATSYS: RavenSquard takes no action.

COMBATSYS: RavenSquard can no longer fight.

Unfortunately, Koto is pretty well unconscious it seems. His suit flickers, then fades away as he wipes a bit of blood from his lip. "... yeah... what the hell is with you guys? Harassing those you're supposed to protect and all."

His uniform's a bit scuffed up, but the kid's at least conscious as he ends up sitting there, breathing heavily after all of that.

A moment of strained silence comes.

"... Yeah.... well, it's cause it was so easy. You knock around some kids, they get scared of you, and you can just feel that fear. Get a little extra money from the shake downs, and what, they are gonna kick us out during a war zone. We thought it was easy. Then you showed up." The guy chuckled. "The J-Dragon. I guess this is a draw though, yeah?" He gets quiet.

"You're gonna keep doing this until we stop, aren't you."

The kid shrugs, "Yep." Koto looks at the guy. "So what do you plan to do if I don't stop? You guys may be pros, but I'll keep getting better and better. It's kinda in the whole mighty thing and how I roll."

He starts to move to get up, carefully and unsteadily. "Besides, what you're doing? It's wrong."

When Koto says that, it gets a wheezy chuckle from the squard.

"Wrong, Right, it doesn't matter, only whether you are strong enough to uphold justice, though the world perish. That's the word of the Patriarch." As Koto gets up, he struggles to do the same. He wasn't gonna succeed. "You know, that's why we wanted the pictures. Its a hobby, we take pictures of fighters across the world, and we have artists make cards for them, and we collect them. You kids have so many good fighters here. I remembered it when I went to school here"

He gives a faint clicking sound.

"How about a deal then." He starts. "You sign our Koto cards, and we get some shots of you, like your Thunder Kick and stuff. And in exchange, we stop this nonsense. We will be good, no more pushing the kids around." He struggles with his mask, trying to take it off.

"We got a deal?"

Koto considers as he stands there, then shrugs, "Sure. Let me rest up for a bit. Autographs and some photos of moves are a small price to pay for you guys leaving people alone and all?"

The man Snickers.

"Eh, then the soldiers back home will consider it a real victory. Better to be killing monsters than each other." He pulls the mask free, revealing... a ruddy, round face, with a thin mustache, and buck teeth. "The name is Sanyi. I am very happy to have fought you! I will promise I will not lay on you, or your fellow students!" He throws a limo arm towards the girl. "But Corporal Nadia? Eh, she will get her revenge. You stay away from her, she's in a lot of trouble."

Nadia gives an Enraged, exhausted growl, without rising up.

Log created on 11:44:35 03/19/2020 by Bela, and last modified on 22:39:31 03/19/2020.