Neo League 0143 - NL#0145: Lita vs Tairyu

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Description: The organizers of Neo League draw in Lita Luwanda for a match for the sake of a ratings boost. And for her opponent, in turn the relatively unknown Tairyu is drawn in through interested Syndicate parties. (WINNER: Lita)

The executives at the Neo League thought things were getting way too quiet in the League. It had been some time since they televised the fight between Steve Fox and Aranha. They needed more fights. More advertisements. All for the singular aim of acquiring more money. The execs went down the roster of fighters signed up for the League but didn't have a match in it this season and their eye went immediately to the Pro Level Blue Belt holder Lita Luwanda. It would probably be a name that would immediately get attention and get ad money quickly. It wouldn't be a championship bout, but it would put her on the score board.

When she shows up to the area cleared out for a fight, she comes to the ring with her polycarbonate sword replica strapped to her back and several kunai strapped to her thigh bandolier. Notably absent is the shopping cart filled with various improvised weapons that was her companion during the Slamfest earlier this year.

SHe stretches as she waits for her opponent to enter the area cleared out for their fight.

Not that long before the fight, somewhere else in Southtown, a certain Yakuza was taking a call from a representative of an arm of Southside Syndicate that has him and his clan in a lethally tight vice grip. The conversation was largely one-sided, with the Yakuza just listening on until eventually asking just one question:

"This is a joke, right?"

But it was not, in fact, a joke.

And thus, we find one (1) Tairyu stepping inside of the arena within the hidden-away bar, still dressed up in his street clothes. A black suit and a red dress shirt aren't exactly ringside fighting clothes, but then, Katashi Tairyu isn't exactly on record in any of the publicly-sanctioned fighting circuits, either. Not that he seems entirely excited to be here either. Not initially, anyway. When he spots Lina there, his brow arches up slowly while he takes count of the weaponry strapped up to her, and... something lights up in his eye, just briefly.

"I take it I didn't take the wrong turn," his voice rumbles out while he approaches, and his gaze settles itself up on his apparent opponent's face.

[OOC] Lita says, "Would you like to roll or take the first turn?"

[OOC] Tairyu says, "We can do a roll o.o/"

[OOC] ROLL: Tairyu rolls 1d10: 4

[OOC] ROLL: Lita rolls 1d10: 8

COMBATSYS: Lita has started a fight here.

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Lita             0/-------/-------|

"Tairyu, correct?"

She looks at the street clothing clad fighter for a moment. She shrugs. She has seen stranger fighting clothes in the various circuits and tournaments. She was here for fight. To test herself against different fighters and maybe make a little extra spending money.

"If so, you are indeed in the right place."

She takes her stance as she waits for the official to give signal to begin. She the circles the ring cautiously before sending out a pair of feeler jabs and kick to the thigh. She's trying to get some information on a relative unknown.

COMBATSYS: Tairyu has joined the fight here.

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Lita             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Tairyu

[OOC] Tairyu says, "Wow did I do a dumb >_>"

COMBATSYS: Lita successfully hits Tairyu with Random Strike.

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Lita             0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0           Tairyu

While Tairyu's arm does come up to intercept the first one of the preliminary jabs, the second goes right through to sock him over the cheek. It might not be a full on straight blow, but it is enough to knock his head facing sideways. And for that matter, the slam of a foot to his thigh is enough to send him stumbling back.

"--Hhh. For once I'm not fighting someone who talks too much," he mutters while he wipes the back of his hand over the abused cheek, and pads in a steady perimieter along Lita to keep up distance with her for a few seconds.

A few seconds before he closes in, anyway. Sending a probing jab first, much like her, before his opposing arm comes in on an upward arc to aim a fierce uppercut into her -- further followed on through by both arms, raised up, slammming back down upon her again after.

COMBATSYS: Lita interrupts Rise And Fall from Tairyu with Overhead Strike.
- Power hit! -

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Lita             0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0           Tairyu

In the process of recovering from throwing the kick to the leg, the Ikari Warrior cuts an angle to just outside of Tairyu's lead hand. She eats the probing jab for her trouble but it forced him to turn to follow up with the uppercut. The blonde lets out a grunt as Tairyu just barely makes contact with her.

The mercenary brings her hands together as her opponent starts to rise from delivering the uppercut and performs a double axe-handle smash down upon his head. It would appear that she was fortunate in that his movement did part of the work for her.

"Being mouthy on the battlefield was usually a good way to get yourself killed."

The blone Ikari takes a step backwards and shrug. It's as much of a response as she's going to allow herself before she takes that military combative stance.

"Gh--!" Upon fists colliding with his head in the middle of his own attack, Tairyu's sent jostled back and dropping down to one knee from the sheer force of the impact. Even if he does manage to halt the rest of his fall with a hand pressing onto the floor, he does stumble there visibly from the resultant shaking of his brain within his skull.

Though, even then, he apparently has enough breath in him to let out a "...Yeah," in apparent agreement to her words, before he suddenly bounces up from that one knee.

And as he does straighten up with that rapid motion, he sends a quick left hook for the Ikari Warrior's face. No fancy tricks on this one's part, apparently.

COMBATSYS: Lita dodges Tairyu's Medium Punch.

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Lita             0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0           Tairyu

It was clear that Tairyu still had a lot more fight left in him. He took off to throw that left hook a bit faster than she was expecting. Lita leans backwards as she backpedals and just barely avoids getting her chin clipped by the hook.

She performs a quick hop to get her feet back under her, not wanting to have her balance any more compromised than it already was. She smiles and nods. Even though the attack didn't connect, it was enough to get her respect and she knew she still had to handle this fight carefully.

She darts in with her hands aiming to gain purchase on Tairyu's lapel and press her hip against his to break his balance before a sudden drop of her weight and turn causes him to get thrown over her shoulder and down to the ground.

COMBATSYS: Tairyu blocks Lita's Medium Throw.

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Lita             0/-------/-======|=======\-------\1           Tairyu

Tairyu doesn't seem too disappointed by his fist missing it's mark. If anything, he seems just as appreciative of his opponent's speed. If anything, a deliberately arranged, sanctioned match seems to have turned out to be a refreshing change from life-or-death fights on the streets.

His own hand braces against Lita's arm once she grabs on, and for just a split second his foot is still pressing against the floor-- but then he lets himself go lax. She's already caught on, but he knows better than to fight it too much once the push of momentum is coming. Instead, he leans into it, and sends himself turning to brace for his impact with the floor, instead. With that, he's immediately rolling over to lessen the weight of the hit, and simultaenously growing the distance between himself and her.

Without a stop in his movements, his roll is ceased by a his toes hooking onto the floor, leg bending and folding like a spring that unfurls right after to launch him back towards Lita all over again. Speeding through the distance he himself grew in a ducked posture that, in turn, springs up again nearly right in her personal space, and drives an open palm towards her chin.

COMBATSYS: Tairyu successfully hits Lita with Rising Claw.

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Lita             1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1           Tairyu

Tairyu has reconnected.

Tairyu has dropped a connection.

Lita may or may not have expected the reaction to her attempt to use leverage to fling Tairyu away from her, but she definitely didn't expect to see him in her face that suddenly. She was especially woefully unprepared to deal with the palm poised to snap her head back from sheer impact.

Her vision went white for a moment and afterwards a few white spots were left in that palm strike's wake as she still had to contend with her opponent still in her personal space. She needed to handle this carefully.

She performs a slight hop backward as she shoots an oblique kick to the thigh. It's an attempt to control space but she's not exactly sure it will work.

COMBATSYS: Tairyu counters Light Kick from Lita with Dragon's Tail.

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Lita             1/---====/=======|=======\===----\1           Tairyu

The instant the rising palm connected with Lita's chin, it was drawn down, and the motion helps him turn on his feet -- and further carry himself sidelong when she sends the kick in towards him. It in turn helps him sidestep past the leg, and... grab onto it with one hand. Her retreat thus is halted with just hte slightest of tugs that helps him close in on him again, while he continues his spinning momentum, stepping right past her with the turning motion carrying his elbow to jabbing against her back before he seperates from her again with quick footwork.

"I'm glad, you know," Tairyu murmurs conversationally while his steps bring him back away from her by a couple paces, with one fist held up nearly parallel to his own chin, while the other is held more downwards, with the knuckles pointed diagonally for the opposing foot. "You're a much better sport than most."

Her attempt control space is thoroughly and utterly stymied through footwork and positioning. She is suddenly a dance partner in a brutally beautiful dance as she finds herself a recipient of an elbow to the back that sends her stumbling forward. She spins around.

"Well. You haven't done or said anything that made me wonder if you were trying to kill me or trying make the fight personal. It's been nothing but skill versus skill."

Most of her fans will note that she hasn't gone for her sword replica on her back or any of the kunai on her bandolier. She was still making it a project to improve her skill unarmed or reaching for improvised weaponry as opposed to utilizing her signature weapons.

She brings her hands back up in a guard before she moves to grab a hold of Tairyu's arm. If she should manage that, she'll attempt to perform an arm drag takedown to bring him face down on the ground before following up with an armbar.

COMBATSYS: Tairyu blocks Lita's Close Quarters Catch.

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Lita             1/---====/=======|=======\====---\1           Tairyu

She does manage to catch his arm, and send him down! However, before she brings him fully to the floor, he's pushing his weight in towrads her all over again, and manages to get himself down side-first instead. In the middle of the maneuver, he manages to loosen his arm from her grip just enough, too, that he can grab onto her own offending arm with both hands, and make an effort of pulling her down and over himself as he rolls around to get himself onto one knee, sliding on further to follow up with a punch from above if he gets her down onto the ground.

[OOC] Tairyu says, "Damnit, I messed something up. Am I able to cancel that real quicklike?"

[OOC] Lita says, "Sorry. There was an emergency I had to take care of. Anyway, if it's the pose, you can just edit it later, if it's an attack or any commands you've used, you may have to speak to admin about it."

[OOC] Tairyu says, "Oh. Don't worry about it then."

COMBATSYS: Lita dodges Tairyu's Combo Grapple.

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Lita             1/---====/=======|=======\====---\1           Tairyu

Grappling arts are fairly tactile and there are practitioners who can feel out their situation with the absence of sight. Even if she were to be without her vision she could feel the arm drag only having partial success. Her eyes tell her a bit more. Instead of a good position to perform the follow-up arm bar, she only managed to wrench the arm a bit before deciding to release the grip and hopping back just before he can get his hands on her arms.

She's forced to reposition once more but he's still low to the ground. Lita launches herself at Tairyu in an attempt to tackle the yakuza down to the ground before attempt to grapple her way into a full mount and rain down hammerfists down upon his head and torso.

COMBATSYS: Tairyu fails to counter Seeing Red from Lita with Tiger Drop ES.
- Power fail! -

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Lita             0/-------/---====|>>>>>--\-------\0           Tairyu

Tairyu's quick enough to spring up on his feet from the previously-lowered positioning. And on from there, leaning forward with a bending of his knee as she approaches, with a fist winded up to launch at her--

Only for her to get to tackling him before he is fully able to follow up on the motions.

"Ghuh--!" There's a faint sound of surprise like that in his throat when he finds himself on his back. And taking a fist to the face so quickly he didn't even have time to fully register that the woman had gotten up to a mount on him.

The dazing jolt of the attack is enough to leave him completely unable to do even so much as lift his arms up to intercept the further blows coming in. Strike after strike, his head is sent knocking down in between Lita's fists and the floor, bruising bone and flesh and drawing blood spilling out from mouth and nose alike.

[OOC] Lita says, "Sorry. My screen didn't scroll down."

The fists finally stop raining down and Lita realizes she has a position advantage on Tairyu. She slides upwards on the still grounded gangster not wanting to let up on the grappling pressure. She moves towards the arm that she had targeted earlier for the arm drag take down while keeping a majority of her weight on his chest to keep him from easily getting her off of him.

Quick glance is given to the crowd before she shifts and spins into position to perform an armbar on the gangster and if all goes well, try to joint manipulate the fight out of her opponent.

COMBATSYS: Tairyu blocks Lita's Power Throw.

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Lita             0/-------/=======|>>>>>>>\-------\0           Tairyu

[OOC] Tairyu says, "Sorry, had a bit of RL aggro"

For Tairyu's credit, even with him bloodied up and bruised, he makes an effort in resisting the instant Lita takes to sliding up.

One elbow pushes his upper body up off of the ground, and even with her weight on him, he manages to catch her in that transitory state when her leverage isn't fully on him, and he gets to rolling onto his side.

This doesn't quite stop her from grabbing onto his arm, however, and he finds his joints geting twisted in the most uncomfortable of ways before a sudden surge of physical strength shoved into her manages to free her from his grasp. ANd with him getting onto his feet right after, he pushes himself towards her to--

Drop down onto one knee, with a violent hacking sound and blood spilling out from his mouth to splatter into a puddle on the floor underneath him. Both hands have to brace him there, still, and even then, he is barely able to keep himself from fully collapsing down. For all his intent to make one final push, all the damage and exhaustion finally caught up with him then and there.

COMBATSYS: Tairyu takes no action.

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Lita             0/-------/=======|

COMBATSYS: Tairyu can no longer fight.

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Lita             0/-------/=======|

Lita got the hold locked in. It was a struggle but she got it locked in. She's waiting for the tap or possibly him passing out from the pain. What she wasn't expecting was for him to fight his way out of the hold. She finds herself getting flung off. She rolls onto one knee. She watches as gets up to his feet. Her eyes bulge wide open as he makes his final push. Then he collapses.

Lita lets out the breath she wasn't even aware she was holding and it becomes a sigh of relief as she rises to her feet. As her arm gets raised in victory she looks over to the fallen form of Tairyu and gives him a nod of respect before making her way out of the ring.

[OOC] Lita says, "Sorry about the delay on that pose. I had to fix something elsewhere."

[OOC] Tairyu says, "Is ok"

[OOC] Lita says, "Anyway, thanks for the scene. Hopefullly we'll get more RP opportunities."

[OOC] Tairyu nod! o.o/

[OOC] Tairyu can close the log here if you like, then

[OOC] Lita says, "I have nothing more to add."

[OOC] Tairyu nodnod

Log created on 12:59:17 06/29/2020 by Tairyu, and last modified on 14:37:54 07/07/2020.