Neo League 0143 - NL#0158: Kongou vs Tsinghua

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Description: A Titan and a Young Boy face off in a true David vs. Goliath Fashion, albeit with a very different outcome. (Winner:Kongou)

Hashima Island, off the coast of Nagasaki, Southern Japan. A well-known, and infamous Locale. Many abandoned buildings of grey Concrete sprouting out of the ground. A dream both for ambitious Urban Explorers, and a area Well-Suited for those fighters that tend to leave some structural destruction wherever they combat. Today, the locale has been rented by Neo-League for their regularly scheduled bouts of violence.
A camera crew has been set up around the roof of a surprisingly intact, cubular building, the brave camera-persons being kept a safe distance from the upcoming action by the virtue of a number of hastily set-up Construction Lifts surrounding the building, so that they are kept /relatively/ safe from the non-inplausible destruction that may come from this encounter. While spectators are usually common, and expected in the Neo-League, it has been decided by the bigwigs that this match will exclusively be streamed and televised, to avoid lawsuits brought on by possible collateral damage amongst the worn out, shoddily-constructed labyrinth of concrete.

The young and tiny Tao Tsinghua had made it to the scene fairly early, waiting on top of the building while looking nervously around the somewhat limited fighting space, holes in the roof spread out here and there by the fallen chunks of concrete that didn't stand the test of time. Eventually, he composes himself. Sitting down cross-legged with his eyes closed, waiting for the inevitability of his opponent's arrival. The specific combatant being kept a mystery from both the Audience and Tsinghua.

Little did he know, that he was in for a large surprise.

It's not long before the mystery is revealed. The sound of approaching helicopters begins to fill the air and then four heavy-lift aircrane copters surge into view, straining as they bear aloft their cargo by means of a massive hammock hanging between them by means of heavy chains and seated upon said hammock is none others then Kongou - the self proclaimed 'Strongest Titan of the Youkai'..whatever that means!

At least..the strongest part may not be hard to process. The monster looks like a beast crafted purely for spectacle. A combo of all the worlds largest muscular and oversized behemoths forged into one blue skinned, red-haired, lightly bearded, grinning gargantua who soon lunges forward and drops from the hammock to plunge towards the earth like a meteor. The copters wildly surge higher but seemed prepared for the sudden discharge of weight. The ground below less so.

The impact sends a rolling shockwave out that upends various workers and promoters, causes some cameras to blitz out and sends a concrete building tilting over and collapsing. Kongou begins to emerge from the crater caused by his fall, taking no account of the damage caused by his arrival and instead removing sponsored shades from his red glowing eyes.

"Everyone can be relaxing now.. Kongou the Strongest Titan is here to entertain you!"

Tsinghua is not relaxing.
Tsinghua is not relaxing, at all.

From his raised position, he sees the blue muscle-strosity land on the ground to leave a gigantic crater. The building he is standing on shakes to it's core, only barely managing to remain standing while another building is not quite as fortunate- toppling over and shattering into hundred sof pieces. Tsinghua can only look on, his already pale face pulling a stark white towards the Giant. Shocked, he decides that fighting /on top/ of a building might not be a good idea in this case, as he goes down through the ruined interior of the old structure. A long walk of dread and nervousness. Before he emerges from the front gate, and faces Kongou. Shaking, displaying a unfortunate amount of fear towards the blue Titan. Standing at only 4'11", Kongou out-sizes him far more then twofold.

Customary, he bows down into a trembling greeting- his voice just as shaky as his posture. "I- I- I'm t-Tao Tsinghua of the Góng estate. I offer y-you my gratitude for partaking in this bo- bout with me today."

The behemoths breathing, even unlabored, is like a seismic disturbance. The very movement of his muscles seemingly tectonic in nature. No he's probably not doing much for someones self confidence if they are having any reason to be nervous around him, even with that big seemingly jovial grin spread across his expressive features. It is a confidence born equally of an awareness of his own abilities as well as ignorance. He simply cannot conceive of anyone stronger then he is so why be concerned? Even a loss is simply an exercise in getting bored of fighting as he rationalizes it.

As such, his words are cheerful and encouraging as Tsinghua approaches, "Tsinghua of the Gong Estate. Welcome! You will forgive me for any weakness as even now I still have trouble tuning to your realm and my strength fluxes."

He rolls his huge shouders, flexes his monstrous pectorals and then slides into a sort of combat stance that reflects no real named fighting style but shows he knows how to move in battle.

"You will do well." he declares, sounding optimistic.

"You think s- Uhm, likewise miste- Sir Kongou." he responds, looking aaalll the way up towards the Titan's face.

No way out of this, the giant is here to fight. Tsinghua braces himself for a *rough* battle, putting his right on the walking stick's handle as he takes a few steps back, his right hand raised next to his head with the stick's silver head pointing towards Kongou. He lowers his body taking on a wide stance, while his left hand is stretched into an open palm in front of him. "Please be gentle." He exclaims, obviously lacking faith in his ability to compete with Kongou.

"And best of luck."

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua has started a fight here on the left meter side.

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Tsinghua         0/-------/-======|

COMBATSYS: Kongou has joined the fight here.

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Tsinghua         0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0           Kongou

"Gentle will not help you be stronger, Tsinghua of the Gong Estate. Nor will luck! Come at me with all you have and take what I give you to emerge better then you came!"

The giants words may be grim but Kongou's grin remains even if his tone is firm and the promise of his fists can be heard in the sound of his knuckles cracking: Akin to boulders splinter and tree trunks breaking.


At the moment of Kongou's announcement, Tsinghua... Waits. Observes his opponent's movements and quirks as he takes another nervous step back. Preparing to defend against the Giant's first attack, and hoping to push an advantage from that point onward. His eyes peer into those of the giant, a certain amount of calm resolve exuding from them that might not be shown from his physical nervousness.

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua calculates his next move.

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Tsinghua         0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0           Kongou

It's odd looking into his 'eyes'. He doesn't seem to have normal ones but instead windows of pulsing barely contained chi? Mana? Something? Look hard enough and he does seem to have what passes for what would be pupils which seem locked onto Tsinghua wit a look of curiousity on them. He waits..patiently... Watching as Tsinghua cautiously moves away from him and considers the situation.

Then the goliath shrugs and takes one step forward, then another shuddering one..and then he -dashes- in, pushing and launching off the ground with such force the area lurches violently. His superhuman strength surges through him as his fist swings around and then abruptly stops just short of going in for the impact on Tsinghua. A loud *BOOM* occurs as a shockwave ripples through the area from his sudden stop.

Then a single finger flicks up, lunging up and out like a battering ram to try and slam into Tsinghua's body.

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua auto-guards Kongou's Ten-Ton Flick.

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Tsinghua         0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0           Kongou

A finger, he gets attacked by a single finger. Albeit a finger that is close to the size of his entire hand. Against the odds, Tsinghua manages to escape from the attack virtually unscathed. He manages to withstand the initial shockwave of Kongou's movement, before using his stick to catch the finger- pushing it up so that it's huge force passes over his body. His other, free hand thrusts out into a palm-strike immediately after, aiming square and straight towards Kongou's midriff!

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua successfully hits Kongou with Shou Tui.

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Tsinghua         0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0           Kongou

"Oh hoh!"

The block and follow up attack draws a chortle from the behemoth as the palm strikes him and slams into his muscled belly with enough force that would no doubt send another individual stumbling back but that seems to more or less draw an even bigger grin from the giant as he recoils from the redirection of his original attack.

"Interesting. That is more like it!" he declares, seemingly pleased at the strike and the earlier block.

"Now then.."

His massive arm swings around again, fingers splayed open and palm looming overhead to cast shadow across the smaller opponent. There is a pause and then the goliath swings in and sends the palm down towards Tsinghua intending on slamming it into him and bearing him down to the ground with force enough to shake the earth and temporarily pin him there.

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua endures Kongou's Seismic Crush.

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Tsinghua         0/-------/-======|===----\-------\0           Kongou

Kongou's gigantic hand comes crashing towards him overhead. Tsinghua reacts by *throwing* the cane in front of the attack's trajectory, before- peculiarly enough- it freezes in space to act as a shoddy but brief delay for Kongou, his hand taking just a moment longer to reach the boy. He takes this time to brace up, a cover of bark seemingly growing onto his upper body to serve as an additional shield, and just in time!

Kongou's palm- and his staff, get slammed into Tsinghua as the bark cracks and shatters into ethereal splinters, fading out of existence quickly. The hand covers- almost holds him, but the boy manages to remain standing as he raises up his leg, performing a precise kick under the hand, and towards the Behemoth's forearm.

COMBATSYS: Kongou blocks Tsinghua's Light Kick.

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Tsinghua         0/-------/-======|===----\-------\0           Kongou


Kongou's cheerful voice reverbates through his monster arm and down into the pressure being applied to the staff fighter. Curiousity is clear on his face at the staff as it vanishes into the ethers from whence it came, but it is quickly replaced by his attention snapping back onto his opponent as the kick arcs up and slams against his massive limb. The impact vibrates and shakes the vast masses of sinew on his arm. He barely blinks.

Instead he pulls back, his huge fingers curling around Tsinghua's torso to try and drag him up with him as he arcs backwards and moves to lifts him slightly into the air..and then release him so that he's drifting upwards by a few feet.

While this happens, his other arm swings around, hurtling in with a massive boulder of a fist the size of Tsinghua's upper body. His swing dips low and then up again. A meaty trebuchet looking to slam into the body of the other fighter and then send him hurtling skywards like a rocket launched from the earth.

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua blocks Kongou's Orbital Launcher.

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

Up, and Up.

Tsinghua gets hoisted up into the air, as Kongou's second fist coming up. The wood-like chi gets activated again, as it forms more spectral bark on the Boy's feet and ankles. When the fist comes in, Tsinghua *kicks* himself off of it, diagonally backwards, and away from Kongou. The impact reverberates through his lower body, the oaken shield once again shattering.

He spins around in the air, his legs making contact with- and subsequently launching him off of the wall, a branch of wood emerging from his foot to push him off the wall towards Kongou. In his fist? A handful of concrete rubble that he throws it below him, before the peculiar, motion freezing effect seen earlier kicks in once again. The chunks of rubble freezing mid-air before Tsinghua lands on one of the chunks- balancing on one leg. Floating in the air a few feet above Kongou. This physics-defying act is followed up by the boy conjuring the cane into his hand once again, as he starts to bat the chunks of rubble with precise, downward strikes. Building up kinetic force onto the pebbles. Finally, he flips backwards off of the floating chunk, while releasing the kinetic spell- leaving a shotgun of ki-infused concrete rubble to launch downwards towards Kongou!

Tsinghua lands on the ground, gracefully while preparing to defend. His cane pointing towards Kongou, like a Fencer's Foil.

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua successfully hits Kongou with Guding Gen (Hu Qi).

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

The brute is good at no selling hits but it's clear that this slammed into him abit and made him take notice. Chi is powerful and against a being like him it can have its effects. He blinks a few times as the infused spray of concrete blasts against his tremendous figure with the explosive effects of minature fireworks going off. His huge body thunders into and through the assault but it staggers slightly. Shaking and quaking before pressing forward like some unrelenting juggernaut towards his opponent.

There is a pause as his legs tense and the ground begins to crack, caving into a huge sinkhole that forms underneat him..widening rapidly as he gathers strength and then suddenly leaps. His physique hurtles skywards, casting huge shadow over Tsinghua as the boy backs off. He seems to hesitate in the air, held aloft by some invisible force for a few seconds as he reaches the arc of his leap..and then down he comes, hurtling in with his arms splayed wide and massive body thunderinug downward to attempt to literally crash into the boy with the mother of all belly splashes.

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua fails to interrupt Meteor Splash from Kongou with Zhongzi Mucai.

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

A splash of the ages.

The boy crouches down, his entire body safe his head shimmering with another armor of oak. He was attempting on performing a large, upper-cut swing of his cane to bat Kongou out of the air. A true 'Anti-Air' if you will. But, perhaps due to Kongou's hesitation, or Tsinghua's miscalculation...

He swings too early, and whiffs completely. Entirely wide-open to the Titan's Titanic body.

The giant falls on him with tremendous force, crushing his body- and the ground with it, as a crater is formed and a colossal shockwave ripples through the Island. Something feels wrong, something feels broken as the boy lays under Kongou.
'This isn't worth it'
The thought rings through his ears, as the urge to keep lying down overtakes his desire to please and appease his master back home. And so, Tsinghua lies still. The will to fight crushed out of him as he eagerly waits for the judge to call the fight.


A creature born of the will to fight and strength.. Kongou can sense when such a will has left. He is not a cruel beast though his actions can seem cruel and as such, it seems that as that thought passes through Tsinghua's mind, the giant reacts and presses up and off of him, using his arms and then pushes away, shoving backwards to rebound a distance to a standing position away from the crater where he waits and simply arcs an eyebrow.

Finally, "You undersell yourself boy. You did well."

COMBATSYS: Kongou takes no action.

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

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua has left the fight here.

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Kongou           0/-------/-======|

COMBATSYS: Kongou has ended the fight here.

Thankfully, the weight is eventually lifted off of the boy. As he is left with the Giant's kind and reassuring words. He turns around his body, so that his face is facing upwards- before mustering the strength to push himself up to a seated position. Coughing twice- loudly as he stains his sleeves with droplets of blood. He looks up towards Kongou, as the Judge calls the fight-

"And with that -Titanic- finish, Kongou, the 'Strongest Titan' is the clear and obvious Victor in Today's Match!"

The Camera's close in- and all focus on the Youkai, awaiting a post-match quip or chatter. While Tsinghua is surrounded by the League's medical staff- hoisting him onto a stretcher. Before he is carried off to one of the Helicopters standing on Standbye, he says some final words to Kongou. "Thank... You graciously with- the Góng Family's regards. Honorable warrior. May we meet again."

"I- I never stood a chance."

"Of course you didn't!"

Kongou is rather cheerful and affable in that decleration.

"But a fighter can't be measured only by his victories but what his losses teach him. You fought when you could have forfeited from the beginning. It counts. You will be stronger."

With that, the giant turns and gives a wave as he does, before beginning to walk away from the combat area towards the approaching copters meant for him. "Farewell!"

Log created on 19:33:22 02/15/2021 by Tsinghua, and last modified on 13:44:17 02/17/2021.