Neo League 0165 - NL#0195: Tarmo vs Banyu

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Description: A battle of spectacle ensues between two giants, smack-dab in the middle of the Mars & Venus host clubs!

It's probably not at all surprising that the hostess club owned by the current host of the League would end up being arranged as one of the venues for the fights. Part of the efforts put into the organization of the league did have the marketing aimed to bolstering Southtown's tourism and the charities put together for the reconstruction efforts, afterall.

The fact that Tairyu's club would get some semi-free advertisement out of the deal is just a small bonus on top of it all, of course.

... Incidentally, this does also end up being the first time Tarmo makes it to the venue well *before* the arranged time. And the Finn may or may not end up needing getting pried away from one of the booths and the hostess attending to him by the league officials.

While he does understand the need for that, he's still not entirely happy! Oh, well. He'll just have to come back here later, then. And he does manage to not look terribly grumpy now, while he waits for his arranged opponent at the far end of club floor, with the deliberately cleared-out space. It... Might usually be used as a dance floor (which admittedly is somewhat unusual for a club like this, but don't worry about it). It'll work for now, though!

Banyu arrived early. And Banyu regretted arriving early.

The fisherman had been glancing toward some of the curvaceous hostesses in the audience. He couldn't really help himself- Yet, he looks angry! Angry that's he's forced to fight in such a dishonorable and -dirty- place! He's a warrior, darn it-

And a warrior isn't supposed to fight in a place like this!

In fact, he had been grumbling and mumbling when he arrived, right after Tarmo made his entrance. But it's not like he could just, walk out! After all of his losses, there is finally another chance to prove himself against an equal opponent. And he's planning on winning!

Well, he always planned on winning- but that hadn't helped him much so far, eh?

To top that off, he is worried. Against the fight with Aranha, his chi exploded on him- the usual rolling waves replaced by roaring flames. It went against his nature, it didn't feel right. Though he also didn't know who could help him with this pickle. And as such, here he is regardless. Walking over the dance floor to offer the Finnish wrestler a firm, but angry handshake. "What a miserable place.. Let us finish this quick. I want out as soon as I can, aye."

Tarmo himself seems eager enough still, in contrast to Banyu's... well, grumpiness. And the firm handshake is easily accepted and returned with a tight grip from his large hand. Hey, he's not that much smaller than him. The Finn might actually be happy to fight someone a bit closer to his size class for once!

...That eagerness does sour a bit with the words Banyu offers to him, however, his jovial expression twisting into a faint frown. "Hey, come on now, it ain't that bad. The drinks are good! ANd so's the company, yeah? Surely you were in places like this when you were a bit younger, huh, old man?" He can't help but GRIN at that last bit.

But he steps back then after the handshake, and thumps one fist against the open palm of his other hand, twisting his head from one side to the other to idly crack joints within.

"But I'm down to get down to it. A fight is a fight, no matter where it is."

"Tsch- You would be wrong. Such degeneracy did not exist in my village..." Banyu contests. "So it would seem. Prepare yourself." He says, stepping back into his starting positon- He enters his stance, a deep, low stance leaning on his front foot. His front hand is in an open palm facing Tarmo, with the second hand crossing over the other arm, hand outstretched.

The moment that the judge announces the start, the Elder rushes in. Running while keeping his hands steady and in that starting position, before balancing on his back leg as he raises his knee high in an attempt to slam it up into Tarmo- He follows up by dropping down, clenching a reversed fist and lowering it in tandem with his knee. If successful, the back of his hand would crash into the wrestler's shoulder, at which point the fisherman contracts that same arm and raises it- Seeking to knock his opponent away with a final elbow to the chin as he takes a step back himself!

COMBATSYS: Banyu has started a fight here.

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Banyu            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Tarmo has joined the fight here.

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Tarmo            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Banyu

COMBATSYS: Banyu successfully hits Tarmo with Anchor Drop.
- Power hit! -

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Tarmo            0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0            Banyu

"Well that just sounds boring," Tarmo offers as one last comment regarding the difference in views over... an establishment like this. There's a fight to focus on now!

The old man turns out to move faster than the Finn expected, too. He blinks rapidly in surprise when he suddenly realizes Banyu is already up in his grill, and desperately slams his hands down to try to push him away-- but it's too late! A knee to the solar plexus doubles the massive Finn over with a groan of pain. And then he's dropped down further by a backhanded blow to the back of his head-- and up and back again by the elbow with a wild grunt and a spatter of saliva left behind from his briefly-forced ajar mouth.

"Fffff, saatana--!" The european growls, managing to steady himself up onto one knee, and now wiping a bit of blood away from his lip. "Didn't figure an old man like you would be that quicklike... Alright, let's go then--!"

His foot stomps down hard onto the ground to spring him up from the floor, and the mountain Finn is suddenly charging across the club floor right for the old fisherman, dropping low at the end to violently shoulder-check him!

COMBATSYS: Banyu parries Tarmo's Rynnakko!

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Tarmo            0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0            Banyu

The old man nods in satisfaction, as he succeeds in blowing back his opponent. "I hear that a lot, westlander." He grumbles, before observing his opponent charge his way- When that scary-looking shoulder check is about to impact.. Banyu twists out of the way by the narrowest of margains- Intentionally so, Tarmo might still need to recover from his charge as the Indonesian attempts to swipe the sharp end of his hand into his opponent's neck- It comes out fast. Moments after his dodge, fast. If it would connect cleanly, Tarmo would find his spinal cord hit- In fact, the precise hit would cause a momentary blackout- the man's sensory functions ceasing for a split second. They would return soon- but still, a incredible fatigue and haziness would linger for a few precious seconds more.

Banyu pushes into the chop, spinning around when he removes his hand to drop into a low, cross-legged sit, one knee raised above the other. An odd defensive position, but one that allows for interesting applications regarding Banyu's fighting style.

COMBATSYS: Banyu dazes Tarmo with Sempok EX!

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Tarmo            0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0            Banyu

"Aghah--?!" That the Finn did not expect at all. Someone that large shouldn't be able to move that gracefully, surely!

And yet, Tarmo finds his charge completely pushed aside, and he even gets a hand chopped right into the back of his neck for his troubles. His brain feels like it's jostling as a result, left to stumbling along the ground for a moment with a sharp growl of pain and one hand pressing into his forehead. He *barely* manages to keep himself from falling over. "Ugggh..."

And that stumble continues, even, when he turns himself over to Banyu's way again. It almost looks half-blind, the way he makes to stomp towards the indonesian man's vague direction -- and all but just reaches his massive paw out for him, to simply thrust it out into the older man's forehead and roughly shove him down to the floor.

COMBATSYS: Banyu endures Tarmo's Medium Throw.

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Tarmo            1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0            Banyu

"That's called 'Ike Jime'. Tis' a technique used by Japanese fisherman to make a fish brain-dead for preservation purposes, aye." He explains, from his high-and-mighty position. The fisherman decides on facing the Finn's assault head-on. When he gets pushed down, and smashed into the tiles- He grimaces. That hurt, obviously. But he does not let it deter him, grabbing Tarmo's outstretched arm before /rolling/ backward, pulling the Finn with and over him. In that ground struggle, he attempts to stay on top, before stretching out a palm!

A huge surge of chi builds up in his body, all coalescing on his hand! It begins to drip with water, then explodes- And fast, a huge cylindrical torrent of water shoots out from the hand. It it would connect, the Chi would crash into Tarmo and slide him across the ground all the while! Some of the water even reaches past to rain down upon the spectators, who ooh and aah both at the spectacle, and in annoyance of their hair getting wet!

COMBATSYS: Tarmo interrupts Longline Flooding from Banyu with Moukari-Isku EX.
- Power hit! -

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Tarmo            1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0            Banyu

The shove sees Tarmo suddenly getting pulled down to a roll?! Tarmo's a hefty and sturdy boy, though, and even with the dizzying effects of the blow earlier, he still finds himself instinctively moving with the motion to send him easily rolling across the floor without much more trouble to it beyond the mild annoyance of his momentary advantage being instantly taken away from him.

"First time someone's called me a fish..." He grumbles too, while he's pushing himself up from the floor again. And when his eyes snap up, he finds-- pressurised water being aimed at him?! Oh, hell.

In what might be a move of pure defiance, he launches himself up into motion instead, charging right at the old man even while the water is getting launched his way. His arms cross in front of him, and--

The water washes over him. It pushes into him. But... he doesn't stop?! He keeps running, charging, pushing at the water with a groan of effort, all the way until he suddenly breaks through with an explosion of water sent around him. "HEEEERE'S TARMO!!!"

And as he does, he makes use of the momentum to lunge his hands right into Banyu, grabbing on tight at his arm and the fabric of his tunic by his chest -- sliding along the tiled floor with the man before turning in a wild spin, pulling him overhead from behind him and across, to be slammed down onto the ground with his own falling form with a heavy THUMP as the two collide down onto the floor.

"Eeah?" The fisherman exclaims, seeing his opponent push through the stream. But Banyu doesn't stop! And he would regret that decision, as Tarmo breaks through and grips him by the tunic- Dragged across the floor before devastatingly thrashed into the tiled floor!


"Hrrr- Hggff." That did a number. And worse then that, his muscled opponent remains on top of him! Banyu can't actually escape from that, instead opting to twist and turn so that he could at least lay on his back, before doing an awkward palm heel strike toward his opponent's chin! He afterwards goes into a defensive position as best he can, putting up a tight guard with his forearms covering his upper body!

COMBATSYS: Tarmo Toughs Out Banyu's Random Swat!

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Tarmo            1/-----==/=======|======-\-------\0            Banyu

Tarmo is already turning his body down the instant Banyu shoves his hand up! He doesn't actually so much try to evade the palm strike either -- his hand slams right into his chin and ends up sliding up along the side of his face, but... It doesn't exactly wipe the eager grin on the Finn's face off, no. His momentum doesn't stop either, and just the quick duck finds Tarmo's massive paws at Banyu's sides, halting his retreat if he manages to grab on and... hoisting him up over his head as he rises up, wholesale. And up there, the old man would find himself spun around quickly, to where his head is pointing forward before the Finn leaps up high into the air. And with gravity bringing them downwards again, swinging him right down, head-first, like he's trying to spike a tent post into the ground!

COMBATSYS: Tarmo dazes Banyu with Ihmiskeihas!
- Power hit! -

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Tarmo            0/-------/-----==|=======\====---\1            Banyu

Even from his attempt at defense, Banyu couldn't manage. He gets scooped up, turned up-side-down, raised into the sky and planted into the floor! The tiles break and crack underneath the man's poor skull, and blood starts to trickle out of his scalp. Somewhat comicially, he remains planted up-side-down for around a second, before finally falling forward and onto his back. "Gh- Gah, that's not- this is not-" He mumbles and stumbles, before rising to his feet. "NOT AGAIN!" He roars out- But he looks confused. His head is not only bleeding, it's also spinning! "Hr- HRRRRNG!" He still manages to locate Tarmo, and lunges at him with a desperate hooked punch! Wanting to create some space for himself, before he gets bulldozed over by his even larger opponent.

COMBATSYS: Tarmo interrupts Quick Smash from Banyu with Karhun Isku EX.

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Tarmo            0/-------/-----==|=======\=======\1            Banyu

Tarmo's hands let go of Banyu in the very instant the old man's head collides with the floor, and his own boots thump down onto them. He backs away a bit after that, and... even in spite of his success, he looks... confused? Thick brows furrow together, and his eyes peer down at his hand--

Even the cameras couldn't catch it, with how quick it is, but there's something... off, about the little joints between the knuckles of his fingers. Little metallic sheens, something... sharp, almost poking out, but not quite? The fingers even *creak* faintly when they move, only for that hint of metal to fade away as quickly as it was noticed. "Wh-...?"

He doesn't get to voice his concerns about it though. Not with Banyu coming in at him as desperately as he is. The Finn's eyes widen at the sheer ferocity the old man exhibits after such a heavy hit-- and he decides to respond in kind!


The hand he was gazing at clutches into a tight fist as he stomps in forward, just as stubbornly leaning in in spite of the incoming hook, while his arm swings out from far behind him, arcing over his own head and then bringing his fist plummeting down in an overhead punch that guides it crossing past Banyu's own. As the fisherman's fist collides with the side of the finn's face, Tarmo's own massive, meaty fist smashes right into the center of his opponent's face, hard enough to plow them back away from him and clear some space in between the two!

"Ghh-... You're gettin' real rough on me here, old man," the european grunts out after, rubbing at the underside of his jaw with one hand before spitting out a couple droplets of blood onto the club floor.

But bulldozed Banyu gets.

It seems that his very attempt to create space ended up being an opportunity for Tarmo to strike back. Tarmo's strength and resilience is admirable, and Banyu will recognize that later-

But right now, he is just angry. Especially when he once again gets stuffed, Tarmo's massive fist smashing in his face- Breaking his nose and potentially loosening a teeth or two! Unsurprisingly, he gets blown back- His own strike only grazing his opponent. Shouts are heard from the crowd, excited people cheering on this brutal display of violence. The large men have some similarities in overall fighting strategy!

After sliding a few feet across the smooth floor, Banyu comes to a halt- And it looked like he would stay there for a few seconds. Yet, against the odds, he does rise. Bloodshot eyes and troubled movement displaying how injured he really is. But he engages in a mad dash, diving past Tarmo in an attempt to chop him in the back of the neck! It's actually similair to what he did earlier, but with a lot more desperate force behind it. The followup is an attempt to /smash/ his entire palm into Tarmo with his very weight behind it. A devastating strike, should it be able to connect. Leaning in so hard, however- has Banyu stumbling forward...

COMBATSYS: Banyu keeps on fighting!

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Tarmo            0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0            Banyu

COMBATSYS: Tarmo blocks Banyu's Ike Jime.

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Tarmo            0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0            Banyu

Yet, he steadies himself, and stands! More then that, his body glows. And that unfortunate fire is back again, tearing at him from the inside as it searches for a release!


"Ghh--!" Tarmo manages to react this time! His foot slams down to dig himself in where he stands, with one arm lifting up high to intercept the chopping hand! Interposing his meaty limb in the way at Banyu's forearm, in a contest of physical strength against physical strength, straining and grunting from the effort of keeping the attacking arm away. And up comes his other hand, slamming his palm against the one Banyu's thrusting for his hand, a powerful shockwave blasting out form the sheer impact of brute strength being pitted against each other!


Tarmo winces still from that alone, and he starts to relax already when he sees Banyu slumping... only to suddenly surge up?!

"--Guh, fine!"

The arm he'd used to block off the chop sweeps back suddenly while he ducks his form downwards, fist clenching tight behind him -- and then swinging in forward with a forward stomp of his boot, in a furious uppercut aimed for the fisherman's center, right above his belly, aimed to launch him off his feet!

COMBATSYS: Banyu interrupts Ilmahyokkays from Tarmo with Trident Kick.

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COMBATSYS: Banyu can no longer fight.

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Tarmo            1/-----==/=======|

"No.. No.." More mumbling, as his attack unfortunately was defended against. But his body keeps glowing with that eerie orange fire. "Hrr, Hrr.." He keeps panting and when he sees Tarmo dash in for the final blow:

All the energy gathers in his leg, searing heat burning him up from the inside. Tarmo's fist collides with the old man's chin- But he wouldn't be able to push through, as Banyu leans back while thrusting his right leg up straight! A fiery Geyser from the ground accompanies the upward kick, both battering and searing his opponent while likely knocking him into the air a little. Even at defeat's door, the flexibility is impressive- He kicked at an almost straight, 180 degree angle- if you would trace a line from one leg to the other. Yet, it seems as if it would not be enough. And the fisherman finds himself unconcious before even reaching the ground, the fiery energy fading as Tarmo is left standing.

Cheers erupt from the crowd! Aimed at the victorious Finn. If anything, that fight was one of absolute spectacle- A pleasure to watch for the live spectators and those watching at home. It is made official as the judge calls it. Banyu meanwhile gets lifted up by not one, not two, but /three/ medical workers! Being put up on a stretcher and carried somewhere backstage for first aid. They would attempt to guide Tarmo toward the same direction, to get his own injuries taken care of!

But unfortunately, another loss will go on the fisherman's record. The... sixth in a row, that would be.

And you better believe he'll be upset about that... when he comes to.

No one told Tarmo there was a volcano underneath this club!!

Well, it's not a volcano, sure, but in the heat of the moment it sure feels like one might be erupting underneath him, when he suddenly finds the collision of his fist timed with both a furious kick and a geysir of boiling-hot water blasting up from beneath. And indeed, sending the massive finn flying up towards the ceiling!


He doesn't *quite* reach the ceiling itself, certainly, but he does go high enough taht when he comes down, the distance combined with the pull of gravity means he's slamming down HARD onto the floor, enough to crack the tile underneath him.


The finn has been left conscious, sure, but he's not exactly left in a hurry to get up from where he fell down. His head's spinning, his coat has been scorched up. Just the fact that he's responsive to the medics is the only thing that sways the judges to his favor when the fight is called, and he definitely has to be hauled away by the medical crew. With some great effort, at that. Damned massive fighters.

COMBATSYS: Tarmo has ended the fight here.

Log created on 16:57:39 06/30/2021 by Banyu, and last modified on 10:22:06 07/01/2021.