The Black Dragon - Black Dragon R3 - The Riddle of Strength

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Description: As Kongou searches for someone against whom he can test his strength, a storm brews over the Southtown Village. Perhaps in another time and place, this lightning would signal the arrive of a great hero, but the chaos sewn by the Black Dragon draws yet another monster into Kongou's path...

Lightning arcs across the sky as a rainstorm slowly brews over the Southtown Village. While the rain has not begin, the reign of chaos still lingers. Weaponized Darkstalkers has sieged the citizens of this area, and despite the best efforts of the NOL, they cannot be everywhere at once. JSDF, Southtown police, even some of the gangers who remain loyal to the Syndicate and others try their best, but it is threadbare at best.

And now, even some of the more rowdy and opportunistic of Southtown's underworld have cast off their chains and went to looting and pillaging with reckless abandon. Even now, a group of young men of various backgrounds walk down the street with hungry eyes. One, a short Japanese man--barely an adult with a buzzed haircut and several tatttoos, drags a lead pipe, shifting it in his hands. He steps, winds back, and clocks a mailbox with enough force to send it sailing off into a trash heap with a clatter of metal against plastic.

"Man, where the monsters at," one of the other gangers says. This one is darker skinned with a military crew cut and camo, rolling an empty soda can with his shoe.

"Who cares? They ain't here, so we're in charge now. We're kings here!" The third, tall and broad shouldered with grungy brown hair snaps before burying his hands in his pockets.

"Kings of shit," the first says, setting his pipe on his shoulder. "Kind of wish there was a monster here. At least it'd be something to do. Everybody here's too chicken to even come out. Ain't even fun!" The second kicks the soda can, sending it flying into an alleyway where it clatters and stops. Something inside the alley moves with a rumbling of garbage and a low groan. The gangers look at each other with apprehension.

But slowly, gradually, a large form, tall--unnaturally tall, at least eight feet--comes shuffling out of the alleyway. It staggers, groggily, its broad shoulders taking up most of the narrow walkway as it shuffles almost sleepily toward the group. As it moves into the street lights, it's unnatural, misshapen form is apparently. It's skin has a deathly pallor, a sort of sickly gray that seems as though it's stitched together in places like patchwork. His chest is tremendous muscled and barely covered with a ragged, old green blazer. Brown, too small pants cover his lower half, with raggedy fingerless gloves and old, big brown boots on his feet. Most strangely is the shocking crop of blond hair and the bolts. Two great bolts protude from the skin of his thick neck. His face is like a cliff, with flat features, slightly sunken eyes, and a broad chin.

"Aw, shit," the bandana ganger says. "Looks like there's something still here." The other two tense up before the one with a pipe chimes in. "Hey, big man! You OK? You looking a bit pale!" The one with his hands in his pockets sticks out his lip. "You think he's one of them monsters?"

The newcomer clutches something in his hand, his enormous mitt so big it's held more between his fingers than in his palm.

There are two monsters here. Of a sort.

The second one hasn't arrived yet but his approach will soon be noticed as the air warbles and warps and an almost summer humidity like haze wafts over the area near a graffiti ridden overpass that leads back towards Southtown proper. The distortion increases, widening in size and scale until it is seemingly that of the size of a large garage door and then some...and finally it begins to press outward as if some immense force was just on the other side of it pushing in like a piece of saranwrap being warped as it wraps about a tremendous force it is failing to resist.

Lightning flashes in the distance as the monster body of Kongou slowly works its way into this place from his home in The Backyard. He is huge..impossibly so..and in the same ballpark as the other behemoth save in Kongou's case he carries himself like some sort of bodybuilder turned powerlifter with all the confidence of being the king of all the beaches and arrogance of those jocks you for whom physical presence is everything. He's just to huge not to, with his lats splaying his arms out to his sides and muscle fighting for space on his body like a herd of animals struggling against one another.

A rumbling *TOOM* resounds as he touches down and then stretches his huge arms out, loosening them abit and then turning to begin treading up the street in the direction of the gangers and the other giant. None of whom he takes notice of yet as he gets more orientated to this place,

" still feels of chaos here. This must be cursed, yes. Much trouble. Still to hard to attune to..."

The behemoth from the alley furrows his brow but remains silent. The gangers circle around him, sizing him up as they do. The one with the pipe taps it in against his hand.

"We don't take kindly to creepy crawlies lurking around in our neighborhood," he says, smacking the metal against his palm.

"Yeah!" chimes in the second, with the scraggly hair. "This is our turf now. You gonna crawl back into the sewer or are we gonna have to take you apart?"

The behemoth's mouth quivers for a moment and his brow furrows. "Did..." his words are slow and meticulous, like each sentence is gingerly constructed, its creator afraid that a mistake could occur and throw the whole work to pieces. "Did you...throw the street?" the giant shifts his grip with the sound of crunching aluminum. The can from before is clutched between his fingers. "Trash...trash belongs in the ... w--" The sound is dragged out for a moment. "...wastebasket."

"You hear that boys?" the bandana'd ganger says. "He's after us for litterin'! What a joke." He shoves into the giant, but the behemoth does not move an inch. His muscles are taut and hard like a stone monument. The ganger loses some of his bravado. "Hit im' with the pipe, Daisuke."

"You got it." The man winds up, reels back, and swings hard for the behemoth's head. It collides with his skull with a heavy metal ring...but the behemoth still does not move. The ganger's arms start to tremble before lightning flashes and thunder rolls again. Electricity crackles along the surface of the monster's skin.

"You...want to fight..." the monster says, " are not strong. Go...go now." He looks down without malice. "Victor is only looking...for strong people." The voltage discharges abruptly, exploding through the pipe violently and launching the man across the street like he'd just touched a hot wire.

But then Kongou appears, stomping down the street as he steps forth from the Backyard. Victor raises his head, looking over the men at the newcomer. The other two gangers, still in shock, seem stuck as to what to do.

" are too weak." He reaches out, wrapping a massive mitt around the long-haired man's hand. The man squirms and writhes as Victor's hand engulfs his.

"Lemme go man! We didn't mean it! Please!"

Victor reaches with his other hand, gingerly putting the can into the grasped arm. "Go. Throw this away. It the wastebasket. The doctor said so."

The crackle of electricity. The cry of the gang members. The pronouncement of two words: 'The Strong'. That is enough to get Kongou's attention. The giant turns his attention to the bizarre circumstance and finally lays eyes on Victor with a few blinks of his glowering red eyes.

"What is this! I did not think the humans grew this large!"

The plight of the gang members is noted but ignored, for the moment. Kongou is not here to play heroics. He's here to find and test The Strong and Victor is an easy measure of such things. If anything the gang members are witnesses and ones who can be potential carriers of word of the blue giants might. That they may be in desperate need of assistance is lost on the bruiser.

"And a hue similar to my own! Perhaps..not human after all. But you're no Yokai.. Makai maybe?"

Kongou begins approaching, loosening up his monstrous arms and rolling his muscles thunderously like earthquakes beneath his skin. The ground shakes and sunders under his steps as he draws closer and closer. "You there! You seek the strong? Why?" he asks, some curiousity building within. "I ask because.. -I- am strong. Do you seek me?" He looks to the panicking gang member, "Hmm..are you his ..uh..manager? You seem in rather a panic. Explain yourselves!"

Victor watches Kongou, his eyes in the shadow of his broad forehead. Electricity dances across his skin in blue and yellow, his muscles tensing when it does.

"You ... look strong." A pause. " your name? Victor needs to test his show the Doctor he is strong."

The man keeps squirming, thrashing, and writhing to escape Victor's grasp. He pulls and tugs, his comrade already having dashed over to try and scoop up the one who was zapped. He looks at him frantically, then back at Victor, his eyes pleading.

"I'll...I'll go! But I can't with you holding me!"

"Oh," Victor says, his tone low, like a child who has been scolded. "Sorry." He drops the man to the ground, and he immediately flounders off, running to join the others.

But Victor turns, his heavy boots stomping across the pavement as he squares up against Kongou. "Not...Makai..." he says, "Victor is from...Germany."

"Victor?? Hrmm.."

Kongou studies the other behemoth. He looks thoughtful as well. He is single minded, to a fault. Oblivious at times. Sometimes to gregarious for his own good. Over the top. But he's not simple minded and Victor seems to be. This much, the other behemoth can pick up on.

"I do not know this Germany. I am not from here. I am Kongou. The Strongest Titan!" Surely Victor will understand that. He adds emphasis to this by squeezing a gigantic hand. Energy crackling around it as he lifts his fist up and a big grin creases his features. His muscles creak and flex. Rumbling like a distant earthquake. "I -am- strong. However.." Kongou pauses, growing uncertain. This being has the mind of a child from what he can tell..

"I do not know...if we should fight. It seems as if may be getting taken advantage of..? Who is this doctor? I do not want to hurt someone that doesn't know what they are involved in..."

Kongou has -some- scruples it seems. He turns his head to watch as the gang members struggle to get clear and then blinks his attention back to Victor.

"No!" Victor interjects, his voice suddenly rising. Electricity seems to be flowing more steadily now. "The Doctor is...Victor's creator. Victor's...father." The behemoth puffs up his chest. "The doctor made Victor strong, but Victor needs to prove this to the Doctor."

The giant flexes, muscles tensing, then surging, swelling bigger as electricity brings them to life. His arms swell, and his legs. Muscles bulge against his ragged clothes, and lightning arcs between the bolts in his neck.

"Please! Let Victor test himself and prove to the Doctor how strong he is!"

Now that is indeed another first! The Titan's eyes widen abit at that and that big jovial grin stretches across his broad expression once more. Chi crackles about his physique, mimicing Victor's own method of charging up as his own body seems to begin to stretch and enlarge and both of his massive fists clench. He pounds one against his chest, producing a thunderous *KABOOM* at the impact.

"Okay! Very well Victor! I hope I am able to keep up with you! I am having some difficulties in this world but perhaps you will show me something amazing! You seem eager and worthy. the humans say.. 'let's see what you got!'"

"Good!" Victor says, his voice with newfound vigor. Were it not for the deep rumble of his voice, he would almost childish in his glee. "Victor will give you best!" the monster exclaims before knocking his fists together, causing electricity to arc between them.

And then he suddenly surges forward, smashing toward Kongou with his head as something stranges happens. Unearthly lightning, almost supernatural in nature, pumps through his body again. For a moment, it seems Victor's head grows in size several times as he delivers the blow, but in the next moment things have returned to normal.

COMBATSYS: Victor has started a fight here.

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Victor           0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Kongou has joined the fight here.

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Victor           0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0           Kongou

COMBATSYS: Kongou blocks Victor's Mega Forehead.

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Victor           0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0           Kongou

No doubt VIctor is used to things giving way before him. To head butting things and those things hurtling away into the distance or crumpling before the force of his blow. Less so this time. In fact, the utter opposite seems to happen as Kongou looks in in mild bewilderment as Victor surges in with his large head, and instead seems to be taking the time to process what he just witnessed so much so that the he barely registers the impact. A resounding *TOOM* shakes the area from the collison of the two behemoths but Kongou doesn't even move and instead comments, "How strange!" and then finally realizes he was struck.

A fist clenches. The sound of an earthquake occuring as his muscles shift and bunch up thunderously.

"You have a strange technique! I am intrigued. Show me more!"

His massive fist comes hurtling forward only to stop just a distance shy of VIctor. There is a pause..and Kongou's enormous pointer finger flicks forward like a tree being hurtled from a mountain top.

COMBATSYS: Victor barely endures Kongou's Ten-Ton Flick.

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Victor           1/-------/=======|===----\-------\0           Kongou

For a man crackling with electricity, Victor seems genuinely shocked at the blue behemoth's reaction to his headbutt. When Kongou does not flinch, the monster seems genuinely confused. He steps back, once, then twice, then clenches his fists. "You are STRONG!" Victor bellows. "Good! Victor's taught himself to fight! Victor will show you what he can do!"

But in the next moment, the thunderous ripples through the air like a long gun, parting the atmosphere before impacting with Victor's belly like a cannonball. The grey giant buckles at the waist then goes soaring backward like a comet that bowls over a lightpost with a shower of sparks before crashing through a parked car and taking it with him. He does not move immediately.

But then, gradually, lightning arcs from him and he rises again. The air smells of ozone, the scent of a coming thunderstorm, as Victor smashes his fists together and sends electricity through his bulging muscles.

"You are VERY STRONG!" Victor yells again. "This is good! Let Victor show you his best then!"

And so the monster breaks into a run, his feet thundering heavily as he works himself up to speed. As he draws near he trembles, high voltage arcing through his body. He slams down a heavy boot, turns on his heel, then pivots into a giant, spinning lariat. Lightning shoots from his as he does, his whole body surging with arcane current.

COMBATSYS: Kongou blocks Victor's Gyro Crush.

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Victor           1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0           Kongou

The two titans impact like a pair of runaway freight trains slamming into each other. The ground depresses in violently. Electricity sparks and dances wildly. Windows are shattered and building walls are caved inward from the spreading shockwave.

Kongou yet holds his ground, grinning with a wild fury now as his eyes light up and he withstands the repeated barrage of the spinning crushing arms.

"Quite right! Very good! Finally..someone who is as eager to display power as I am! I was getting worried about this Earth!"

His massive arms reach up to try and arrest Victor's movement. The two blue giants briefly locked in a struggle of pressure before Kongou twists slightly and brings his arm up again. A fist balls up and casts shadow over Victor as he rumbles out, "I will now show you more of what I can do as well!"

With that his gigantic arm comes swinging around, and then down for Victor seeking to hammer him straignt into the streets like a literal tentpole and even briefly use the ground itself to hamper the movements of the other giant should the attack be successful.

COMBATSYS: Victor blocks Kongou's Seismic Crush.

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Victor           1/-----==/=======|=====--\-------\0           Kongou

The spinning lariat crashes against Kongou's guard like a ten-ton sledgehammer. The pavement trembles and windows rattle in its wake. When Kongou endures it despite everything, Victor smiles like a fool.

"You are...also looking for strong people?" Victor asks. "Who do you fight for?"

The hammerblow comes down, but Victor is better prepared this time. The monster draws up his fists, clenching his forearms together to endure the blow as it drives him down. The pavement cracks beneath him as he goes into the earth, but he remains standing nonetheless. Now in melee range once more, Victor reaches out--and his hands seem to grow in size as he tries to grab hold of Kongou. Electricity surges yet again, power rippling through him, his muscles becoming taut at the stimulation of voltage. If he gets a grip, he launches upward, aiming to carry Kongou into the air and piledrive him back with a great discharge of lightning.

COMBATSYS: Kongou fails to interrupt Graviton Knuckle from Victor with Orbital Launcher.

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Victor           1/---====/=======|=======\-------\0           Kongou

He sees an opening. The temptation is to great. Kongou's massive fist comes hurtling around but then Victor's hands suddenly grow in size. The alarming, sudden and blinding change throws the behemoth off and an instant later he's airborn and not of his own power. Such a thing an impossiblity under most circumstances but not here it would seem.

When he impacts the entire area rocks from the force of a bomb going off. The shockwave ripples outward as the streets cave inward and the piledriver forces both giants down and down into a growing sinkhole as if they were a meteor strike.

"Whoulllfh!" is his answer to Victor's question. Not a very intelligible one to say the least but this is hardly a moment to actually answer a question.

"Hmm!" Victor grunts as he plants Kongou onto the ground. "You are strong... but Victor is no slouch!" Electricity crackles, bolts of blue arcing off his body as that strange spark that runs through him builds up again. The monster seems like a living dynamo, possessed of an unnatural vitality despite the fact that his body looks anything but lively.

When they begin to sink, Victor holds tight to Kongou--perhaps afraid he will escape or sink into the earth in the chaos. Even so, Victor's grip is not gentle as electricity discharges again, sparks flying as he discharges several bursts toward the blue giant.

COMBATSYS: Victor successfully hits Kongou with Mega Shock.
? Strange Hit! ?

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Victor           1/---====/=======|=======\=------\1           Kongou

"Oi!" rumbles Kongou loudly as the electricity rocks and ravages his body. His massive internal skeleton briefly visible as his body flashes and sparks electrical energy wildly in every conceivable direction. Despite it all, he still maintains that strange grin of his and after a few lengthy seconds of being cooked by the ravaging blasts of Victor's lightning, he suddenly dislodges himself and pulls free by a half pace.

An instant later and his monstrous arm is lunging around like a gigantic trebuchet that has just been unleashed. His own physique seems to enlarge as purple hued energy, lightning like in its own appearence, flashes all over it in wild tendrils of out of control power. A thunderous quaking of the ground occurs as the behemoths pressure increases into the area and his fist hurtles around like a rocket for Victor's torso:

COMBATSYS: Kongou knocks away Victor with Gigaton Crush.

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Victor           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=------\-------\0           Kongou

A loud *KATHOOOM* resounds as Kongou's fist impacts and sends Victor hurtling skywards like a rocket, sailing up and up high over the area with no signs of slowing. Kongou blurs into movement and suddenly appears behind Victor as the other giant rockets skywards. The blue giant slams into the blue titan's out stretched chest, stopping as if he just slammed into an immovable fortress wall and then Kongou's massive arms envelop him with bone crushing and creaking force.

The two descend, Kongou in a spiraling twist that ends with Victor beneath him as he body splashes the other giant under him and presses another monstrous crater into the area. A huge dust cloud plumes upward like the detonation ofa miniature localized nuke with seismometers likely triggering all across the region.

Kongou rebounds up from the impact, hurtling backwards and landing on his feet, sliding to a stop after a few paces. "Oh hoh!"

The impact of Kongou's fist echoes the thunderstorm brewing as drives his knuckles into Victor's torso, launching the monster skyward like a rocket with little resistance despite his considerable bulk of muscle and sinew. Eyes bulge and air and something like spittle rush from his mouth as he warps around Kongou's fist, doubled over by the force of the impact.

And as he rockets into the cloudy night, Victor suddenly finds himself met by Kongou once more, the monster colliding with his chest before being carried back down beneath the titan and then cratered into the pavement like a meteor. In the distance, car alarms begin to sound. A nearby lamppost blinks, flickers, and goes out, its cables severed in the tussel.

But slowly, gradually, Victor rises from the rubble, staggering on his feet and swaying. His jacket is covered in dust and loose pavement, and sickly green liquid dribbles from the side of his mouth. Even so, he stands up to his full height again.

"You are...strong, but Victor..." Lightning flashes around him, thunder echoing with the flash. "Victor cannot lose! Victor must show the Doctor he is the strongest!"

Victor's legs bend, his muscles bulging against his pants as he leverages his inhuman power. With a great leap he clears the crater in one bound, raising his fists high over his head. He brings them down in a single, mighty slam, his hammerblow causing a thunderclap as a great storm of electricity explodes in all directions from the impact and surges toward Kongou.

The extinguished streetlamp returns to life briefly, reignited by Victor's internal power. ... it promptly explodes in a shower of sparks shortly afterward.

COMBATSYS: Victor has reached second wind!

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Victor           1/-------/<<<<<<<|=------\-------\0           Kongou

And as the voltage finishes discharging, Victor slumps, his energy apparently exhausted. His eyes seem to go dark and lifeless, perhaps having lost consciousness from the damage inflicted. Is that it? Did Kongou defeat the monster so easily?

...but as Victor slumps over, still like a statue, a small jolt moves through his body again. It dances across his skin, jumping through it into one of those great bolts in his neck.

And suddenly, the voltage intensifies again, some unseen mechanism jumpstarting the monster once more as Victor sucks in a great gasp of air, once more given life by the mad science of Dr. Gerdenheim.

COMBATSYS: Victor successfully hits Kongou with Thunder Break.

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Victor           1/-------/<<<<<<<|=====--\-------\0           Kongou

"Wha.. How interesting!" begins Kongou who watches the leap upwards with wide eyes. He blinks a few times and then, to late, attempts to slip into a guarded stance...only for it to be far, far to little and to late.

The shockwave rolls forward and blasts into him, lifting him off his feet and sending him like a comet of electrical energy, backwards, and into another building. The structure shakes as he rolls into it and then rebounds off as well, smelling of ozone and flame.

But he does not remain down long. A roll forward sends him thundering up to his feet to see Victor staggering back up slowly.

"Hmmmmm!!!!" rumbles the giant as he leaps forward and upward, drawing a massive fist backwards..and then bringing it down towards the ground in a tremendous strike that once more rocks the area and sends alarm bells ringing all across the Village yet again.

The streets, already ruined as if they were the sight of multiple meteor impacts, completey rip apart as a shockwave hurtles back at Victor and thunders towards him with the force of a directed earthquake.

COMBATSYS: Victor dodges Kongou's Megaton Hammer.

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Victor           1/-------/<<<<<<<|======-\-------\0           Kongou

Victor exhales from his nose, arcs still dancing across his body. His hand goes up to his face, the monster rubbing his jaw, then moving his hand down to pat his chest as if to test his body and make sure it is still operating.

But he has no time to linger, no time to contemplate before Kongou has punched the ground, sending forth a shockwave that cuts through the battered street and cleaves a path toward Victor. In the moment, Victor leaps, going airborne almost like a ballerina as he sails over the shockwave narrowly and lands awkwardly. With his topheavy physique, his shoulders much broader than his hips and arms much bulkier than his legs, it is a wonder he stays upright.

But even so, he manages. Steam pours from his body as the rain begins to fall, that lingering voltage still jumping around him like a human dynamo. Victor wipes his nose and steels himself, ready to go once again even if he seems to barely being keeping himself upright.

Breaking into another sprint, he closes the gap and then launches a knee like a cannon, aiming to slam into Kongou and send him reeling. If he does, Victor takes the titan and lifts him up once more with his enormous mitts to launch into another dangerous, lightning-infused piledriver!

COMBATSYS: Kongou barely endures Victor's Mega Spike.

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Victor           0/-------/----===|=======\==-----\1           Kongou

This one seems to be that 'one' hit that is needed. Kongou's eyes bulge out and his grin vanishes into a look of true consternation and frustration as he is sent hurtling once more and goes rolling violently into the ground - causing yet another violent crater to explode upwards in a rain of debris that has the area looking more like the surface of the moon then any place on earth at this point. As the energy surges into him he violently skids backwards, bursting free from the grasp of Victor after the thundering impact and then once more he is up on his feet though this time he looks dazed and wobbly for an instant as if this has finally gotten to him.

"JUGGERNAUT--" he suddenly roars as muscle piles ontop of muscle in a flash of energy and crackling chi..

"DESTROYER!" He drops to a crouched position and then suddenly has blurred across the distance with the ground ripping up behind him in his wake. His massive shoulder lowers as his entire body thunders like an hurtled asteroid into a massive shoulder tackle for Victor. But even should that hit, he does not follow after the other giant but instead skids to a stop and briefly settles down to both of his knees, rumbling to a stop..

COMBATSYS: Kongou can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Victor blocks Kongou's Juggernaut Destroyer.

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In that brief moment after the piledriver brings Kongou to the ground, Victor smiles. He has a childlike enthusiasm, that gleeful satisfaction of knowing success, of feeling that he has accomplished something great. In that moment, he knows he has managed to show his strength against one truly strong.

But the titan from The Backyard proves that he is not to be underestimated. That thundering charge surges toward Victor, and the monster goes defensive. He draws up his fists, curling up to try and guard himself, but Kongou smashes into him like a freight train. His boots skid through demolished pavement and unburied earth, scattering stocks and chunks of black asphalt in his wake. As the momentum from the tremendous blow finally runs out, Victor slows to a crawl, then a stop.

"You are ... strong. You ... fight ... well." The words roll out slowly, spoken with that same lethargy he had when he was first stirred by the gangers this evening. As he finishes his piece, the behemoth slumps, dropping onto his fists with his energy spent.

COMBATSYS: Victor takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Victor can no longer fight.

"Impressive!" bellows Kongou, speaking with such enthuisasm and force you'd think that a brutal fight of that magnitude had not taken place. "I believe that is Hmm..I seem to have spent some degree of effort there." He looks sluggish for a moment, blinking a few times before finally standing ot his feet wobbly, "Come now. Get up! You are strong, yes? I think you are!"

He eyes Victor from his distance but then finally turns to begin to start to gradually make his way out of the ruined area, "Well..I think your Doctor should think you strong and soon I will make a place for the strong to prove their worth as they see fit! I will find you again when that time comes!"

" strong," the monster mutters under his breath. "...thank you." he says, even as Kongou makes his way elsewhere. "A place...for the strong...perhaps...we can go there someday..." Victor murmurs, still not moving.

It would seem the monster needs to let his batteries recharge, so to speak.

Log created on 22:41:57 05/05/2020 by Victor, and last modified on 23:51:11 05/06/2020.