SNF 2020.8 - Kongou vs Maki in "Blue Rodeo"

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Description: Lyraelle says: "Hello, minions~ <3 As you may well know, I"m a huuuge fan of rodeo! So when Canada"s biggest rodeo city needed a last-minute replacement for an event due to some legal wrangling with some unmentionable types, yours truly was quick to two-step in and save the day! Of course, a big venue needs a big draw, and what bigger draw could the Midnight Channel rustle up than Kongou, the Strongest Titan? Our challenger is none other than heroic ninja Maki, but only the match will tell whether she's the cowgirl to Kongou's bull or just a rodeo clown!"

Saturday Night Fight out in Canada. Only this time it's supposed to be replacing a rodeo or something like that. It's between Kongou, someone who has a LOT of strength according to what's been said about him, and the mistress of Bushin-Ryuu Ninjitsu, Maki Genryuusai, who believes that strength alone is nothing if you can't hit your target.

Don't expect Maki to show up wearing a cowgirl's hat or anything of that nature, as she's not the type to get dressed up unless the contract calls for it. Instead, the blonde-haired ninja is showing up in her traditional ninja garb, complete with even her tonfa.

Entering the arena to the cheers of her fans, Maki gives a simple wave as she makes her way into the arena and waits patiently for Kongou, while idly cleaning her tonfa.

So what exactly is he? Some sort of Darkstalker? A Makai? A huge mutant with lots of blue paint handy? Certainly the world has seen its share of visually bizarre wierdos so that in and of itself is unusual but there's something about Kongou's gregarious and over the top presence that seems to attract that just little it of extra attention and that's just perfect for him.

Thus when he enters the arena to the flashing of lights and cameras he lifts his massive arms and gestures as if calling for more and more. His smile is big and huge and his eyes seem to glitter as he trundles forward with all the grace of a semi-truck entering a bodybuilding contest. His muscles and physique are outrageous beyond any sense of reasonable expectations but this is unlikely to impress Maki to much considering some foes she's fought.

But lack of impression doesn't stop Kongou from bunching up his monstrous pectorals in a deliberate roll of flesh that emits an audible creaking sound. He brushes his hands off and grins at Maki before pointing at her, "What? No costume?!"

Yes, atop his nestled in his mass of red hair is...a tiny pair of bulls horns.

"You expect ME, of all people, to wear a costume?" Maki asks while narrowing her eyes at Kongou. "Perhaps I should give you the benefit of the doubt and explain just who I am!" With tht, she twirls her tonfa a few times. "I am one of the most elite practitioners of the ninja arts. Or more specifically, the Bushin-Ryuu style of ninjitsu." She then places her hands on her hips and stares at Kongou, not the least bit fazed by his huge appearance. "I am Maki Genryuusai, the daughter of the current grandmaster of the Bushin-Ryuu style, and I strive to become the next grandmaster once my father passes on!"

With that, Maki gets into a fighting stance. "You don't scare me at all. Even Abigail, one of the tallest members of the Mad Gears, didn't scare me at all. Size and strength are one thing, but being able to hit your target is another thing!" She smiles a little. "And I will tell you now that I don't intend to stand still when you try to hit me!" With that, Maki waits for the signal to begin.

"I commend you!" rumbles Kongou, cheerfully. He reaches up and flicks the horns off his head. If she's not going to wear a costume he sure aint.

"Lack of fear is good! But sometimes a little fear helps. It helps you focus, make good decisions." He slips into some sort of combat stance by widening his legs and raising his arms up to rest against his massive lats. "Very well. Let us see if you standing still or not matters when I begin to show you what I can do! Come then!"

COMBATSYS: Kongou has started a fight here.

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Kongou           0/-------/-------|

"All right, you're on!" Maki says as she hops up and down a few times as if getting the blood and adrenaline flowing within her body. "We'll see who comes out on top here!" With that, the official looks at both fighters before giving the signal to fight. And Maki is not content to rest on her laurels at all. She's intent on proving that she is swift on her feet and intends to prove it to Kongou.

"Can you hit a moving target?" Maki asks as she circles around Kongou carefully. "You think you can predict where they move, but will you hit?" Then, without warning, Maki suddenly leaps into the air and attempts to strike him with a flying kick. Usually she'd be hitting in the head, but this guy is so huge that it's anyone's guess where she'll hit... or if she'll even do any damage.

COMBATSYS: Maki has joined the fight here.

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Maki             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kongou

COMBATSYS: Kongou blocks Maki's Light Kick.

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Maki             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kongou

It's a valiant effort and Maki skill does indeed bring her up the height distance to land a solid blow against the giants head.

A blow he neither recoils from nor reacts to, as if at the last second his body tightens and a defensive sturdiness rumbles its way through him. He shakes but otherwise weathers the blow like a door of iron and as Maki recoils to begin her descent he brings his huge hands up.

"I do not need always predict!" he declares before he suddenly claps his massive hands together. A loud *BOOOM* results as a sudden blast of force peals out from him like an airburst shockwave, seeking to try and catch Maki before she has a chance to get into a defensive stance against it.

COMBATSYS: Maki blocks Kongou's Thunderous Applause.

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Maki             0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0           Kongou

The good news? Maki's able to defend herself against the incoming shockwave.

The not-so-good news? It still hurts.

As Maki comes down while attempting to protect herself, she finds that the shockwave is still quite a force even while trying to block against it. It causes her to skid back a little, which is saying something considering her sneakers are supposed to be non-slip. "Oww," Maki says with a scowl as she attempts to shake off the pain that she's feeling. "That was something else."

Realizing that this guy is tougher than she anticipated, Maki decides to try hitting a little harder this time. With a tight grip on her tonfa, Maki does a leap while attempting to swing her tonfa with extra force.

COMBATSYS: Kongou blocks Maki's Genkou.

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Maki             0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0           Kongou

Like the bull he is supposed to be representing, Kongou is already incoming. The ground lurches and shakes violently as the giant youkai charges in after the skidding Maki and then leans sideways to drag his arm around and then towards her as she leaps at him.

The Tonfa's slam home against his torso, bruising the behemoths hardened flesh slightly but his fist continues on its arc and attempts to crash into the ninja with force like a falling boulder. If he catches her with the punch he brings her forward along with him and tries to slam her fully into the ground to compress her into a crater around her own body and hinder her movements. Assuming he hits her, ninja's being so slippery and all...

COMBATSYS: Kongou successfully hits Maki with Seismic Crush.

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Maki             0/-------/--=====|===----\-------\0           Kongou

"Be careful what you try or--"

Maki has a mouth and she must scream, but unfortunately being caught in a crater underneath this giant is making it difficult for anyone to hear her screams. And besides, actions speak louder than words, right?

"Get off me, Goliath!" Maki screams ass he attempts to throw a kick at Kongou in hopes of at least sending the message that she's not done yet.

COMBATSYS: Kongou endures Maki's Strong Kick.

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Maki             0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0           Kongou

"You are doing well!" exclaims Kongou, that maddening yet sincere grin still on his features. The kick slams home against his torso as he crouches over her and he presses his lips together before rumbling, "You must hit me harder then that, little ninja. Do you not have some magic? Show me something or I am thinking things will be quite difficult!"

HIs massive fist suddenly comes arcing up, digging through the ground and into the crater to explode upward underneath Maki in a shower of debris and an explosive shockwave that intends to literally launch her into the air from its pure power.

COMBATSYS: Maki parries Kongou's Orbital Launcher!

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Maki             0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0           Kongou

Somehow, Maki proves that ninjas are agile in more ways than one.

She dodges the initial attack with the greatest of ease while seeming to bat away some of the debris effortlessly. By the time she's finished, Maki has a smirk on her face. "Never underestimate someone like me! Or you might find yourself getting caught off-guard!" She chuckles a little before scowling again. "But enough fooling around, now I'll show you what I'm really capable of!"

Maki then jumps onto a nearby object, and then with a shout, begins to fly towards Kongou with her leg outstretched and her foot aiming right at him.

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Kongou with Hassou Kyaku EX.

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Maki             0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0           Kongou

The sudden change indeed catches the giant off guard. He seems uncertain on how to react and then ultimately ends up blocking to slowly. The kick crosses him up and he blinks a few times, stumbling backwards before recovering. "Oh hoh!"

A blur of movement and his massive backfist is spinning around, hurtling after Maki as she passes and seeking to slam her violently and hurtle her further away from him.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Kongou's Swift Backhand.

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Maki             0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0           Kongou

That could easily hurt a lot, but that's only if it hits. Like Maki says, you gotta be able to hit a moving target.

"Sorry, you missed me!" Maki says as she rolls out of the way of the incoming fist. "That was a good effort, but you need to do better!"

And now, Maki decides to address the issue of magic. "I don't exactly have magic per se, but I have my unique abilities as you have seen. And speaking of which, it's time to show you one of my favorites!" With that, the girl drops onto the tip of her tonfa and begins to spin around rapidly with her leg outstretched going faster and faster... without even getting dizzy!

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Kongou with Bushin Senpuu Kyaku.

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Maki             1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1           Kongou

Well now - things seem to be turning in the favor of the ninja. The previous bravado and amusement of the giant falters and wavers abit. He seems..mildly..annoyed! If it's at Maki or himself is hard to say but he purses his lips in mild frustration as he recoils from the stunning hit and takes a few firm steps backwards. For a moment it looks like he has no actual combat..

And then he suddenly blurs into action. His monstrous fist comes swinging around like a sequioa being thrown from a mountain top. If it hits, it'll slam thunderously into the ninja and carry her skywards with the giant behind her to swing her around and bring her crashing back down towards the earth violently. His full weight behind the blow!

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Kongou's Gargantua Fist.

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

Isn't Maki getting tired from all that dodging?

Not anytime soon, it seems.

The ninja avoids that HUGE fist like it's life or death (and it most likely would be if it hit her) and shakes her head. "You have a lot of potential, but being able to hit me is your greatest disadvantage." With that, Maki jumps into the air and comes at Kongou with a flying kick. "Best prepare yourself!"

COMBATSYS: Kongou just-defends Maki's Diving Kick!

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


Ouch. That hurt. Kongou purses his lips together in embaressement as he almost absently reaches out to grasp hold of Maki's leg as she dives in towards him and pull her free from the momentum of the attack. His monstrous arms attempt to close around her and envelop her in an inescapable wall of impossibly muscled flesh.

"I must be being quite sloppy! Though it is true that being in this plane has sapped me of some of my usual power.. I need to try a little harder then!"

ANd with that he would go airborn, lunging skwyards and then flipping over in a gigantic piledriver attempt that would clear the roofs of some low buildings in its arc as he tries to slam her back into the ground beneath him.

COMBATSYS: Maki blocks Kongou's World Crusher Slam.

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

No way she's getting out of that in time, so Maki decides to go with the flow in a sense.

As she's caught, she prepares herself for impact and watches carefully for the right moment. When she hits the ground, she rolls as best as she can, although it's not quite perfect. As a result, she sustains a few minor hits here and there. "Well, not bad, you seem to be getting the hang of this!"

She's not smiling though. "But I'm still not done fighting yet either!" She attempts to do a somersault and deliver a swift strike with her tonfa in hopes of driving this point home.

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Kongou with Aggressive Strike.

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Maki             1/--=====/=======|=======\-------\1           Kongou

Not quite the result he was looking for. Maki is proving to be quite the opponent and Kongou struggles between mild irritation and being quite pleased at this out come. He had worried she was going to be to fragile but she seems to be..actually...quite the match up!

"Hrngh." he grunts as she drives her attacks home against him but he presses forward again. Ever the aggressive bull.

Chi crackles around his monstrous body as he ducks low into a crouched stance and his muscles tense, ballooning and flexing and the ground craters under him from the sudden pressure. "Very well! You have earned..this!"

Suddenly - the blue titan lunges at Maki - blurring forward like a freight train that suddenly went from zero to max speed. His gigantic fist arcs around in a thunderous upper cut attemnpt certain to launch her skyward if it hits--

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Kongou's Gigaton Crush.

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

Unfortunately, Maki's not going anywhere except sideways.

Like a breeze, she shifts out of the way quickly and doesn't get caught by anything at all. However, from the look on her face, it seems she's getting a bit impatient.

"It's time we get things finished up, and while this won't likely finish you off, I'm sure it'll drive my point home... that I am NOT one to be taken lightly!" With that, a glow of chi begins to form around Maki. "It's time to use my secret weapon!"

And then, Maki attempts to leap upwards as she charges at Kongou in the air, attempting to deliver a swift series of tonfa strikes along with a few kicks in a swift, choreographed manner.

COMBATSYS: Kongou endures Maki's Bushin Gou Rai Ha.

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Maki             0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0           Kongou

The shockwave from Kongou's missed strike goes barreling through the area, digging up a massive groove and sending a plume of debris and dust flying through the air. He blinks in surprise and then scoffs a little before turning and having Maki slam right into his gigantic form with a sudden burst of chi that rolls over his body with an explosive force.

"Oh!" he exclaims, surprised, and staggering backwards under her contant assault. His body shudders as it weathers the strikes and then he abruptly twists around and sends a massive fist upwards and then thundering downward violently for the ground itself.

As it impacts there is a wild burst of light. Chi flares up around the giant violently and then there is a sudden explosion of the earth as another shockwave rips out and attempts to blast violently into Maki.

And yet in all of that, something seems wrong. Kongou recoils as well, staggering backwards from the burst of light and then straightening up and looking confused. It's hard to say what given the overall light show but something seems to have unsettled him.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Kongou's Megaton Hammer.

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Maki             0/-------/------=|=====--\-------\0           Kongou

"I could do this all day," Maki says as she skips out of the way literally, albeit with a few beads of sweat on her forehead. "I'm amazed you can still keep going."

"I'm starting to get a bit thirsty, but I can wait... after I've finished you off!" With that, Maki attempts to throw a simple punch this time when she jumps up.

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Kongou with Strong Punch.
- Power hit! -

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Maki             0/-------/------=|=======\-------\0           Kongou

"Hmm you may have an advantage against me in some respects." admits Kongou, "Especially..right now. Something is wrong...but.. I cannot let that be an excuse for a possible loss. You are good! Better then I expected!"

He continues talking even after her hit lands home and he steps forward, pressing through it. Despite his good cheer he is indeed battered by her but he seems content to not go down just yet and instead reaches forward through her assault to grab for her again, this time intending to fling her body around violently should he grasp hold of her.

"However we are not yet done!"

COMBATSYS: Maki fails to interrupt Grasp And Pound from Kongou with Bushin Senpuu Kyaku.
- Power fail! -

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

"We are definitely not done. I'm going to spin you around and-"

Unfortunately, Maki's attempt at stopping the attack with her signature fails miserably. She gets caught and pounded into the ground. Leaving the ninja bruised more than ever, and even bleeding a little. "Ugh... ooh..." Despite this she still gets back up, albeit looking like she's seeing stars.

"Things can quickly change." rumbles Kongou. His vast body looms overhead, teeth grinning big and broad.

"It is important to not let overconfidence get in the way of your ability to make decisions.."

His deep voice trails off as his massive fist comes hurtling in again. Chi flares to life around it as it circles around - a meteor hurtling in for impact.


With that, his fist slams home into the ground with all the force of a bomb going off or an asteroid impacting. The area craters violently and an explosive shockwave lifts up, triggering seismometers well off in the distance.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Kongou's Magnitude Eight.

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Maki             0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0           Kongou

"You can say that again," Maki says as she rolls away again, grunting a little as she does so. "But the same goes for you too!"

Maki takes a deep breath and blows it out, attempting to block out the pain she's feeling. "This battle could end one of several ways, but believe me when I say I'm not about to lose easily!" Maki attempts to demonstrate this with another swift flying kick like before.

COMBATSYS: Kongou blocks Maki's Hassou Kyaku.

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Maki             0/-------/=======|-------\-------\0           Kongou

It is indeed an oddly desperate struggle and one that Kongou did not expect would happen quite this way. Again she dodges his attacks even as the SNF staff are sent tumbling as the shockwave rolls out.

Her attack drives home but Kongou spins, pushing into it and through it to reach out with his massive hands once more.

" are correct." he surmises, "Actions must speak louder then words!" Once more his massive limbs attempt to lay hands upon her and send her hurtling into and through the terrain.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Kongou's Repeated Slams.

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Maki             0/-------/=======|=------\-------\0           Kongou

"Are you done yet?" Maki asks, still dodging out of the way of the endless attacks. "One of us has to go down soon."

A pause. "And one of us must come out a winner!" She takes another deep breath, apparently her bruises are getting to her. "Let's end this!" A swift leap and Maki's attempting to punch at Kongou with her fist as hard as she can.

COMBATSYS: Kongou blocks Maki's Fierce Punch.

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Maki             0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0           Kongou

"Fascinating. I do not think the battle I had with the cyborg lasted this long, or with the vampire!"

Kongou is impressed but he's also aware that even he is moving at a pace for beneath what he would normally consider acceptable.

"In truth, I am embaressed.." he rumbles but the fight is not over and even though his massive frame is taxed..things must yet continue.

Both of his huge arms come hurtling around in a massive haymaker for Maki as he lunges in at her.

"Show me how far you are willing to go to win!"

COMBATSYS: Maki interrupts Hammerblow from Kongou with Tengu Daoshi.
COMBATSYS: Kongou refuses to stay down!

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

Maki yells, "I'll show you just how far I'm wiling to go!" She leaps at Kongou as he tries to hit her and attempts to grab him as she's doing so. She can't pull off the whole technique because of how big the guy is, so she ends up holding onto him and dropping towards the ground in hopes of slamming him down.

The impact hurts her a little, but she's more concerned about Kongou getting back up.

And down he goes! He slams violently into the ground, producing a massive crater that shakes the area as the earth splinters around him.

For an instant, it seems as if he's down for the count...but he then suddenly lunges upwards and launches into the air by pressing himself up thunderously from the earth. That madcap grin is still on his face as he launches skywards and then suddenly comes dropping down in the mother of all belly flops. Like an incoming meteor.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Kongou's Meteor Splash.

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

Going up and going down...

But not on Maki.

No, she rolls away quickly, albeit with some effort this time. "Ungh... my legs..."

Weakened as she seems, Maki is still determined to finish this fight with her being the victor. She finds another object to climb onto and crouch down on. Then, with an aura of chi around her, she launches at Kongou with extreme speed almost like a human missile!

COMBATSYS: Kongou just-defends Maki's Tesshin Hou!

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Maki             0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0           Kongou

There is a sudden flash of light as Kongou's body is met by Maki's assault. The behemoth rights himself, staggering abit due to drained chi and aether..

"Hmm.." he rumbles, as if testing something internally and then he suddenly lunges forward. His massive chest comes barreling in towards Maki like the front end of a semi-truck as he pushes back against her strike and seeks to violently slam into her like the bull he is standing in for.

COMBATSYS: Kongou successfully hits Maki with Muscle Collidor.
Grazing Hit

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Maki             0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Kongou

This time, Maki fails to avoid the attack in time, and she's really on the ropes now.

"Gotta... keep.. going..." She stammers, wobbling over towards Kongou in an attempt to strike him with her tonfa before falling down.

COMBATSYS: Maki has reached second wind!

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Maki             0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Kongou

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Kongou with Genkou.

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Maki             0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0           Kongou

"Interesting.." rumbles Kongou as Maki rebounds from that last assault. He stalks forward towards her as her tonfa strike barrels into him but his eyes flash upon seeing that she's still not fully down for the account.

Now it's his turn to get reckless as his massive arms come crushing into the ground and then up again, ripping up a huge chunk of the earth around Maki in an attempt to send her tumbling away with great gouts of debris falling about her violently.

COMBATSYS: Maki interrupts Excessive Force from Kongou with Bushin Senpuu Kyaku.

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Maki             1/------=/=======|=======\=------\1           Kongou

She's not going down that easily.

Weakened as she is, Maki still manages to deliver her signature attack once again.

And this time she hits her target! He probably won't go too far, but at least she made contact.

COMBATSYS: Kongou takes no action.

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COMBATSYS: Kongou can no longer fight.

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Maki             1/------=/=======|

The impact draws Kongou backwards. He blinks a few times and then slumps to his knees thunderously, like some sort of gigantic machine suddenly powering down. He teeters there for a moment, silent, but apparently..defeated! She outlasted him!

"Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, here is your winner, Maki Genryuusai!"

There are some boos, but there's mostly cheering as Maki waves weakly to the crowd as if to say, "Thank you one and all." After that, she is helped away by the fight medics. She barely came out on top, but a win is still a win.

COMBATSYS: Maki has ended the fight here.

Log created on 18:17:48 08/28/2020 by Kongou, and last modified on 22:05:23 08/28/2020.