Neo League 0143 - NL#164 - Aranha vs Tsinghua

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Description: Capoerista Aranha has a clean fight with Messenger Tsinghua in front of the Chamberlain Memorial Tower, UK.

A crowd begins to gather at the base of Old Joe at Birmingham University in the United Kingdom. Metal barriers serve as a boundary separating the fighters from the crowd and the cameras there to capture the action. Some of the crowd, managing to get there with good timing can watch from the bell tower itself while most of the crowd watches from the ground, from the temporary bleachers, or on a large monitor near the ring.

On the sound system that was set up for the event, the sounds of Juelz Santana can be heard as well as his name being announced, while the Dancing Spider approaches the ring. He's relaxed as he strolls up to the barrier and when he gets there, he hops on top of the barrier with a precision leap and launches himself into the air with a pike front flip before landing quietly on the ground. He takes a bow and moves to a corner to await his opponent.

Tsinghua arrives at the arena early, flown in all the way overseas from rural China, it was a exhausting journey. After a day's rest however, the messenger is more or less prepared for another scheduled battle. The boy looks around, the large crowd and unfamiliar locale making him somewhat uncomfortable as he get closer to Aranha. Getting in range of earshot of the man before bowing deeply. "Good afternoon, Sir. With courtesy of the Góng Family, I wish you the best of luck in our bout."
"I am Tao Tsinghua, it is a pleasure to meet." With that introduction, he waits to see if Aranha responds to him before speed-walking over towards his starting corner.

An introduction before the bout? It isn't exactly usual but he doesn't seem to mind. A smile forms on his face as he nods to the boy. "I go by Aranha. Nice to meet you."

His real name is a matter of public record, he feels no need to use it in this particular venue. He bounces on his feet a few times before dancing in place. It takes a few moments as the official moves between the two fighters to signal the start of the bout with a chopping motion. Meanwhile the bell rings out soon after to punctuate it. While he wasn't wild about fighting a kid, he wasn't going to hold back. If the kid was here, he'd assume the kid could handle himself.

"Let's put on a good show, ok?"

The capoeirist moves in quickly as he gets within kicking range. Once there he tilts upside down into a handstand before whirling around in an attempt to slap Tsinghua with his feet in a bid to feel out his opponent.

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua has started a fight here.

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Tsinghua         0/-------/-======|

COMBATSYS: Aranha has joined the fight here.

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Aranha           0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0         Tsinghua

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua blocks Aranha's Inverted Tornado.

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Aranha           0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0         Tsinghua


Tsinghua responds, as he grabs his walking stick to intercept the upwards attack- Aranha's kick hitting the wooden handle. He retaliates by attempting to take hold of Aranha's arm as he comes back to a standing position- twisting and pulling on it painfully before peforming a palm-strike to Aranha's gut while stowing his stick. Hoping to create some distance between the two.

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua successfully hits Aranha with Shou Tui.

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Aranha           1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1         Tsinghua

With his whirling kicks not landing, he landed back on his feet as he attempted to assess the situation. He was hoping the spin would have given him enough room to move away but he didn't expect his opponent to grab him, stow his stick and manage to palm strike in such a quick sequence of events. The kid is legit.

He dances back into his own kicking range and attempts to gather more information on his opponent opting to feel him out some more with an outside crescent kick before following up by hooking his foot behind Tsinghua's and yanking his foot from under him with a sweep, ideally making him either drop into a painful split or fall down to the ground.

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Tsinghua with Kick Combo.

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Aranha           1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1         Tsinghua

Somewhat surprised at his own successful strike early on, the messenger is too slow to react to Aranha's kick and sweep- The side of Aranha's foot connecting cleanly around the boy's ear, before he subsequently gets sweeped from his feet by the capoerista's yank. "Wah!" His back impacting painfully with the stone floor after falling backwards.

Tsinghua scrambles to his feet, cartwheeling backwards as he gets into a stance. Balanced on one leg, with his cane held at the side of his head pointing to Aranha. The free arm stretched out into a palm. Opting to take a moment to observe the American's dance-like movement.

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua calculates his next move.

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Aranha           1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1         Tsinghua

The capoeirista managed to get the tai-chi practitioner to hang back. It gave him a sense that he made the momentum shift in his favor. However, Aranha held a belief that he tended to be at his best when he could apply pressure to opponent and with Tsinghua choosing not to attack for the time being, it gave him plenty of room to apply that pressure.

He skips into kicking range and lashes out with a roundhouse kick engulfed in blue chi, following up with a jumping roundhouse likewise surrounded in energy before giving his back for just an instant before flipping backwards as he swings a chi covered kick down upon the tai-chi practitioner's head.

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Tsinghua with Aggressive Dance.

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Aranha           1/-----==/=======|=======\==-----\1         Tsinghua

A trio of kicks, all engulfed with Chi and all connecting cleanly. The third kick in particular makes a nasty impact- knocking Tsinghua downwards and into the ground, again. His stance broken has he lies, collapsed. Stirring once- twice- before again rising upwards, exhaling a pained breath. With a bleeding lip, he silently grabs the cane, tossing it towards Aranha before it...

The stick having stopped in mid-air, now seemingly growing spectral roots as it's locked in space. Tsinghua follow up by dashing towards, and jumping over Aranha- attempting to crouch downwards before thrusting upwards with a turning motion, his shoulder impacting towards Aranha's torso. At the same time, the messenger releases the chi-enhancement on the cane, making it continue it's motion as it spins towards the capoerista's head. Attacking the man from two opposite sides.

COMBATSYS: Aranha fails to interrupt Yanchi Gun from Tsinghua with Bad Beat ES.

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Aranha           1/------=/=======|=======\=====--\1         Tsinghua

Aranha had let the mechanics of his opening kick lag a little bit so that it would make it an enticing target to for triggering the trap that he was sure he was heading into. The trap never sprung and so he accelerated the kicks to their normal speed and the readied himself to pounce upon his opponent.

Tsinghua manages to defy his expectations by throwing his cane and then leaping upon it. Aranha chooses to track the fighter and not the stick. He gets ready to swing an elbow across the jaw and that's when the walking stick smacks him in the head which sends him stumbling into the shoulder which spins him around due to hitting him slightly off center.

He lets out a slight hiss in pain before going back to his swaying dance.

Tsinghua presses his advantage. Catching his stick out of the air before swaying towards Aranha, swishing his cane in a long but elegant motion, it's silver head aimed *upwards* to Aranha's skull, ready to adjust the motion should his target move.

COMBATSYS: Aranha blocks Tsinghua's Quick Strike.

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Aranha           1/------=/=======|=======\=====--\1         Tsinghua

The Dancing Spider moves forward aiming to smother the cane attack before it can be fully brought to bear. His forearm intercepts it, pushing against the attack before taking a skipping step to deliver a side kick and then performing a cartwheel, ever moving in and out.

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua blocks Aranha's Change-Up Kick.

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Aranha           1/---====/=======|=======\=====--\1         Tsinghua

The Envoy can't get his cane up for defense in time, and has to settle for the kick impacting painfully with his wrists. The arm feeling numb as Tsinghua buries his palm deep into his side, Chi starting to surge around it wildly- the hand becoming engulfed in a layer of bark as he jumps towards Aranha- trying to slam a chi-infused palm into the larger man's chest- after that first impact, a large tree would start growing- forking outwards uncontrollably like a bolt of lightning. Shoving anything that would stand in it's way with it and away from Tsinghua. The wood would dissapate only moments after, leaving the boy looking more exhausted then before due to the unrefined technique.

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua successfully hits Aranha with Closing Letter of Fate, Destiny Conclusion.

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

The capoeirista could see that the boy was preparing for something big. He had hoped that the cartwheel that he performed would give him enough room to manuever around the attack but Tsinghua is just too unexpectedly fast and the chi-infused palm slams into him sending him flying until he smashes into the interlocked metal barriers.

He slowly brings himself to his feet. He knew that the regeneration granted by his Majigen Series prize was going to be working overtime to help him recover from this fight as well as that attack in particular. His ribs were still in pain though.

His dance is abandoned as he goes into a run,his body glowing blue the entire time. He then darts towards a barrier and bounces off of it to deliver kick after kick from a variety of angles until eventually the onslaught ends and he skids away from the boy.

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Tsinghua with Joker's Wild.

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Aranha           0/-------/--=====|==-----\-------\0         Tsinghua

Maximum Aranha.

The capoerista zips past him with repeated flying kicks, the boy failing to defend from such an array of angles and such speed. He is rag-dolled around, before Aranha finally finished the barrage, leaving the boy to fall limply to the ground. But yet, he moves for a last time. Pushing himself to a knee- fist clenched behind him- before he throws something in front of him- and it freezes, the same as his cane from earlier. It is a rock, a decently sized chunk of pavement. The boy hits it once- twice with the cane, building up momentum before he ends the spell- leaving the rock to bullet towards Aranha infused with Chi. Right after, the boy falls forwards on his face. Unable to move, as the judge calls the fight.

COMBATSYS: Tsinghua can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Aranha dodges Tsinghua's Guding Gen (Hu Qi).

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The capoeirista can only observe as Tsinghua climbs up to one knee. The pause thankfully gave him time to ready himself to get out of the way and he waits and watches as the rock remains suspended in the air both, curious and cautious. When that rock starts to move once more, Aranha goes into a dive roll. He did not want any part of a rock that, if he could believe his eyes, was taking on the added kinetic energy of those stick swings. He watches the rock hit the metal barrier behind him before fully standing up and respectfully nodding to his opponent.

COMBATSYS: Aranha decides that discretion is the better part of valor.

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COMBATSYS: Aranha has ended the fight here.

Concious, but unable to fight, Tsinghua quickly gets assisted by the medical staff. While he has lost, a thought does ring through his mind still. 'I didn't give up'. Aranha might quickly get overwhelmed by press as the judge announces him the victor. Tsinghua adding another loss to his record, but.

Atleast it was a proud loss.

Log created on 17:16:54 03/04/2021 by Tsinghua, and last modified on 01:20:27 03/05/2021.