Rising Star 2022 - Ristar 2022 R2 - Echo vs Mr.Burr

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Description: Echo joins Mr.Burr for some hot and heavy ballroom dancing--to the death! Only in Round 2 of the Rising Star Tournament 2022!

[OOC] Mr.Burr hasnt run Burr since 2018 xP wow!

[OOC] Echo says, "heh"

[OOC] Echo says, "Has been a while"

[OOC] Mr.Burr says, "mind if i pose Echo as being one of the patrons at a table, enjoying red wine, blood, or whatever beverage she would be drinking?"

[OOC] Echo says, "Sure"

[OOC] Echo says, "Is this fancy dress as well?"

[OOC] Mr.Burr says, "indeed. full on ballroom attire and all that"

[OOC] Mr.Burr will just focus on position. will leave appearance to you in your pose

A castle, shrouded in night, is despite the time of day quite the busy place. Lords, ladies, those with money and power, as well as some nobility, are assembled for an evening of the finer things in life. In their suits and gowns, tophats and bonnets, the party continues. Eating and drinking, laughing, and outside the sound of gunshots as two men settle things like proper gentleman! A small orchestra, larger than usual for such a place, plays music for the gathered aristocrats as couples whisk and twirl in sync on a nearby dance floor.

[OOC] Mr.Burr not done yet

It is here that our story begins. As the couples dance, a man in a fine freshly pressed suit, cane in hand tapping on the floor as he walks, and with a derby on his head, breaths in the atmosphere. Many here have faced their karma, still others have been given the kingdoms keys without earning them. It is at once both refreshing, and undignified in his mind....

Elsewhere in the room, in finery and attire for such an ornate occasion, sits Echo, enjoying the fruits of the evening. Both having been told to meet here for their Ristar 'rendezvous', things are soon to become interesting.

[OOC] Mr.Burr gives you a chance to pose, then i'll have things happen

[OOC] Echo says, "alright~"

Even among the guests of Castle Alucard--the ballroom section of it apparently being accessible for a short time from the human world, which makes things a bit easier for RISTER--Echo is still noticeable. It might have to do with the fact she's not even bothering with an illusion or disguise in here--it's all black dress, belt strung with occult talismans and pouches--and the rest of her batty self. She's not here to have fun, however--at least not in most people's sense of it. She's here tonight for battle--clad in her knee high boots and everything. One would expect in a ballroom like this it would be more of a black tie affair, but...

Tipping back a crystal goblet of some deep scarlet liquid, she drains it before setting the glass back down and slowly rises from the seat, pushing the chair back.

"Mr. Burr, was it? But you don't look very prickly..." Echo asks, pushing her long black hair back and her wings unfurling before closing, boots clacking. She sounds almost disappointed.

[OOC] Echo mispelled Ristar but can fix that in post~

[OOC] Echo says, "Perhaps if Burr wins he'll get a bat dressed in finery for a date~"

[OOC] Mr.Burr imagining Lady D with wings kinda. that right? or more batty and less humanoid?

[OOC] Echo says, "I got a webpage y'know"

[OOC] Echo says, "Also sorry I was eating"

[OOC] Mr.Burr says, "no worries..... and forgot those were there" xP goes to look"

[OOC] Echo says, "https://imgur.com/7V3qWCz"

As Burr approaches, he takes off his hat and gives a bow "I suppose it depends on who you ask, m'lady. There are plenty of people who would say i'm far worse than merely 'prickly' were they here to be asked". Placing his hat back upon his head, he offers his arm to her, while motioning to the dance floor with the other "I'm not one to interrupt someone having a pleasant evening, but may i ask you for a dance?"

[OOC] Echo says, "Imagining Lady D, heh--not quite that tall, either way"

[OOC] Mr.Burr nods

"I wasn't aware this was a social event," Echo grins at the man, but she does not dismiss his invitation--she slips her white-furred arm around the man's, stepping closer to him. "Weren't we supposed to fight? I had to pull strings to get them to allow the cameras in here," the bat lady looked from side to side, until she got back to Burr. Perhaps this is an 'O'Henry' kind of moment where the arm taken for the next dance turns into some kind of wicked arm-lock into a suplex, or the like--but she apparently is not willing to back down from either challenge.

"That IS why we're here! Combat is a dance all it's own, and where better than a place as grand as this, yes?" Burr replies with a grin, as the pair walk towards the dance floor. The crowd has thinned as the music finishes, the patrons returning to their tables for the 'show' that is to come. Silence slowly begins to fall as they make their way to the floor, and Burr slips his hand in to hers, and as a gentleman should guides her forwards so she can stand across from him and prepare herself.

"I have had my moments to prepare, and it would be rude of me to not give you the same". He tips his hat to her once more as he steps back off the floor, his polite smile not accompanied by an intense look of maddened anticipation in his eyes.

"We begin at the ladies leasure". He then stands there, legs together, hands atop the pommel of his cane, waiting.

The camera drones, now outfitted with cloaking technology of some kind, or magic, move into positions unseen by most present.

[OOC] Mr.Burr runs to grab dinner while your posing. feel free to attack if you wish. he's enough of a gentleman, and she seems enough a lady of substance, to cede the first attack if left to his own devices

[OOC] Echo says, "Sure"

"And here I was thinking it was a different kind of entertainment," Echo almost berated herself for not wearing something fancier to this, or even more makeup--she didn't always when she expected bloodshed. Then again sometimes she did.

"Oh, I see--will wager you, then--I'll let you have it your way, if you are able to defeat me... is it a bet? I sure hope so, because we're going to be doing this anyway..." Echo threw her wings back and flapped them--bringing her a few paces backwards, away from Burr, putting her a proper distance from which to begin their match.

"Give it everything--I'll have a favor of you if you don't~"

COMBATSYS: Echo has started a fight here on the right meter side.

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                                  |-------\-------\0             Echo

[OOC] ROLL: Echo rolls 1d10: 10

[OOC] Echo says, "Hmm... I guess I can pose again, then, if you like"

[OOC] Mr.Burr will do a quick interrim pose, then you can pose out the attack

Mr.Burr chuckles to himself "Apologies, but i don't make bets. I DO however make deals. We can talk after the festivities have concluded".

"For now, however...." He begins to glow with sickly green chi "..... Let's dance, m'lady!".

[OOC] Mr.Burr randomly imagining the band playing the Disgaea 2 intro theme

[OOC] Mr.Burr says, "or the tango from True Lies" xP"

"Dark spirits, to me--" Echo raised her arms, palms facing the sky, for a brief moment--there was a red glow from her eyes, her wings flaring out as her long black hair whipped around. In the air around her, what looked like purple colored smoke raced around her--slowly taking the form of a young girl in a modest looking dress--the hems of which sported no legs or feet, her eyes pale dark sockets. Gray wisps joined her, streaming out from around her now, like they were rallying to her--an energy that would soon grow.

COMBATSYS: Echo raises arms, eyes glowing red as she conjures FELL MAGICKS to her aid!

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                                  |====---\-------\0             Echo

[OOC] Echo says, "I forgot I had that custom message on there~"

"Interesting indeed". He decides to follow suit, his eyes flashing with the same sickly green light, and an air of decay and corruption fills the air around him, tendrils of the same color slowly streaking out from his feet along the ground like glowing veins. Like two pawns on the chessboard, moved to stand before one another before the rest of the pieces enter play.

COMBATSYS: Mr.Burr has joined the fight here.

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Mr.Burr          0/-------/-------|====---\-------\0             Echo

COMBATSYS: Mr.Burr gathers his will.

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Mr.Burr          0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0             Echo

[OOC] Mr.Burr couldn't resist. its too amusing a mental image xP

[OOC] Echo says, "I'll gather YOUR will!!"

[OOC] Mr.Burr snerks "by your WILL, m'lady!" >=P

"Looks like I'm not the only one with powers here," Echo exhaled as the energy surged through her, raising her arm with her a ball of white and green energy forming in her palm--which she then sent flying towards Burr with a gesture of her arm--like she was letting it go to zing out and catch him. As she did so, wind whipped up, her hair blown back and wings slipping closed to avoid the resistance of the force of the projectile.

"One would think you're a darkstalker too--guess you fit right in here!"

[OOC] Echo says, "Energy bolt, makes you feel really cold if it hits"

COMBATSYS: Mr.Burr blocks Echo's Spirit Wrack.

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Mr.Burr          0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0             Echo

With a simple step forwards, Burr brings up one arm and strikes out at the projectile. Cold numbness coupled with stinging pain surge down his arm for a moment, though his jacket remains intact for now, but the attack is stopped in it's tracks.

Continuing to play in kind for the moment, he raises his cane, pointing it at her like a long-barreled gun "Not bad. Allow me to retort". From the tip, a small bolt of that same sick greenish energy bursts forth from the metal tip, streaking towards Echo's chest dead center.

[OOC] Echo says, "PIMP CANE BEAM"

[OOC] Mr.Burr says, "on hit, it just mostly hurts/burns a bit. a clean hit would likely make one feel a bit ill or corrupt/dirty/etc." snerks "something like that" xP"

COMBATSYS: Echo endures Mr.Burr's Cane Beam.

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Mr.Burr          0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0             Echo

[OOC] Echo says, "I like it~"

The bolt confers a deathly chill from the necromancess' magic, making one feel like one subjected to a harsh cold winter's rain and winds. It does not however tear through his jacket, or the like. The beam from Burr meanwhile hits Echo right in the chest, pushing her back--her booted feet skidding against the floor. She doubled over slightly and held a hand over her front, rearing back and regaining her balance. Looking down at her hand, she grits her teeth and quickly slits her index finger open with her thumbnail--the nails of her hands being tapering and pointed, y'see--and swinging her hand so the dripping blood scattered on the floor.

Where the blood fell, the bleached skeletons of what looked like humans grew outward rapidly, several of them--standing and then finally converging on Burr--grasping at him with skeletal hands!

COMBATSYS: Echo successfully hits Mr.Burr with Abracadaver.

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Mr.Burr          1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1             Echo

Burr tilts his head as he watches the blood form into skeletons, and brings his arms up as they encircle him!

His coat is minced pretty badly as they claw and slash at him, the scraping of their nails along the metal plating under his suit filling the room with a sound akin to claws on a chalkboard prompting many in the area to wince and cover their ears!

Suddenly, he bursts forwards from the group of undead, manic grin on his face as he closes wielding his cane itself like one would a sword! Once in close, he swings it sharply, aiming the heavy metal tip at key places.

Inside of a knee here, side of the head there, under the ribcage, and so on, before ending with a straight strike with the tip aimed at Echos stomach!

[OOC] Echo says, "oh no~"

[OOC] Mr.Burr can already see what is gonna happen more than likely, but going for it anyway!

COMBATSYS: Echo instinctively blocks Mr.Burr's Spare the Rod.

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Mr.Burr          1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1             Echo

[OOC] Mr.Burr laughs "not what i expected, but close enough" xP

"They've got a BONE to pick with you! Ahahaha~" Echo cackles as the skeletons tear at Burr, though the coat he has on is a casualty of this action. As the skeletons are repelled by the cane of Burr, she brings her arms up to try and block the strikes--meeting them, but feeling a lot of pain from the effort.

"Cane me, will you--" Echo throws both of her wings back and flaps back and up into the air, swooping down on Mr. Burr and attempting to slice at him with her wing claws as she sails by.

COMBATSYS: Mr.Burr interrupts Glider Spike from Echo with Hooked Throw.

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Mr.Burr          0/-------/=======|=======\======-\1             Echo

[OOC] Echo says, "That was a Dash too"

"Aahh, out come the puns. Marvelous...." says Burr in response to the jokes. As she leaps into the air, and comes down at him, her trajectory is easy for him to estimate, and theres a mischevious gleam in his eye as he abruptly sidesteps her at the last minute, eyes meeting hers and giving a small tip of his hat in the mere moments between this and him hooking his cane around her neck as she zooms past!

Using momentum against her, he spins with her, angles her up, then angles her down into a face-first smash onto the floor! "Tsk tsk tsk my dear..... that floor is in no way sanitary!".

The smile is friendly.....

..... the eyes are definately not.

[OOC] Echo says, "Also clearly the munin is infectious across alts"

[OOC] Mr.Burr laughs "indeed..... i STILL want to make a char with a movelist thats all puns on the attacks.....

Echo is definitely not expecting Burr to just... sidestep her and 'milady' her with his hat like that, grabbing her with the cane right around her neck!

"Ack!" Echo goes rolling down against the floor of the ballroom. It's a strange set of noises--the padded thumping of her body hitting the floor--then the slapping and clattering of her wings and the claws at their peaks against the polished floor.

"Should have a taste yourself--high in fiber--" she arches a brow annoyed, stepping closer and attempting to strike him with her right hand!

COMBATSYS: Echo successfully hits Mr.Burr with Swift Backhand.

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Mr.Burr          1/------=/=======|=======\=======\1             Echo

[OOC] Echo says, "Whack~"

Burr merely stands there, grinning at her as she approaches with that intense, unsettling, unblinking gaze.

He makes no move to stop her, and the slap echoes through the room, turning his head slightly from the impact.

He stands there a beat, before slowly turning his head back to look at her, seemingly unphased by the hit whatesoever. He gives her a sly wink, before attempting to hook her arm, pull her to him, grab her neck, and full-on throw her up and over to slam on her back on the floor!

COMBATSYS: Echo dodges Mr.Burr's Strong Throw.

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Mr.Burr          1/------=/=======|=======\=======\1             Echo

Mr. Burr might think he has caught Echo's arm at first, but it... comes off as he grabs it with his arm, if he looks down, he may realize he's actually grabbed a bony arm of one of the skeletons he fought off from earlier. A switcheroo!

Either way, Echo has momentarily disappeared behind him, and soon the sound of flapping wings can be heard again as Echo flies directly toward him--this time trying to bring one of her wings and fists directly down against him as she barrels into him!

COMBATSYS: Echo successfully hits Mr.Burr with Wing Smash.

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Mr.Burr          1/---====/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2             Echo

An audible "OOF!" can be heard from Burr as Echo slams fist and wing-first into him! He grabs her by the shoulders, his feet sliding along the floor causing black markings as he's pushed forwards by her velocity.

Having a moment to stare face to face and relish the battle, he then uses his grip on her shoulders hop up, then as he drops he attemps once more to slam her face-first into the floor!

COMBATSYS: Echo blocks Mr.Burr's Power Throw.

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Mr.Burr          1/---====/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2             Echo

[OOC] Echo says, "Was hoping for a JD I need the reserve~"

[OOC] Mr.Burr puts on a chefs hat with a bowlers rim "no JD for yoo!

"No free rides!" Echo tries to twist and barrel roll as Burr tries to use her shoulders to vault up--causing her to actually crash land and skid across the floor--but this time getting up from her roll and back to her feet.

"Whew--last call, closing time!" Echo whips a hand around, this time with reddish motes of energy falling from her fingertips--the entire area seems to be slowly taken over by the glamour of her enchantment! It begins to darken... slowly taking on the look of... a night sky, with glowing neon lights??

COMBATSYS: Echo snaps her fingers and grins as her right eye glints. It's Showtime!

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Mr.Burr          1/---====/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2             Echo

Burr skids to a halt as Echo flies past into a controlled crash!

He raises an eyebrow in interest as she changes the appearance of the entire room. "Iiiiiiiinteresting. Closing time, eh? Ok......" He once more glows sickly green, grinning manicly as green glowing veins stretch across the floor from his feet, corruping the ground he stands on.

Staring her in the eyes, he says "Show me!"

COMBATSYS: Mr.Burr gathers his will.

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Mr.Burr          2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2             Echo

"Blood like rain come down--drum on grave and ground!" Echo's spell words resonate throughout the ballroom now turned into some kind of bizarre theater--one rimmed with steampunk metal brass, as several machines rise up from the ground--iron maidens, guillotines, black coffins inlaid with gold for sawing the lady in half--and Echo is at it's center as a bizarre cross between stage magician and Vince McMahon, somehow--decked in black tailcoat and fishnets!

"And now, you die!" And a giant pendulum blade swings down from the roof, directly at Burr!

COMBATSYS: Mr.Burr fails to interrupt Empowered #Grand Guignol EX# from Echo with Roman Candle.

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Mr.Burr          0/-------/----<<<|-------\-------\0             Echo

[OOC] Mr.Burr darns! 50% chance! xP

Delight, rather than fear, fill Burrs eyes as he takes in this marvel of sight and sound. The torture implements are a favorite thing of his, in fact!

The tip of his cane begins to glow, and he slowly raises it. Aiming to fire.....

Aiming at Echo's head!

Then, suddenly, the pendulum swings down, and in a brief instance of a second, he makes a last minute recalculation of his aim! The shot fires from the tip, a HUGE green ball of sickening chi, it follows true, at such an angle that it juuuust bounces off the pendulum, and continues towards its target! Burr himself, however, is unable to get out of the way, and takes the strike full on after the shot is fired.

There's a loud *CLANK!* as the sharp blade meets the armored plating beneath his shirt, stopping far short of a lethal injury. He is NOT unscathed, however. A steady trickle of blood leaks from his abdoman, as the tip solidly pierced his armor and gouged a nice puncture into his abdoman just shy of piercing his intestines.

The shot, meanwhile, flies through the air. Time seems to slow as it grows closer, and closer, and closer to Echo.....

.... and misses by a matter of millimeters, the flare and energy of it harmlessly scorching some of her hair or fur as it passes otherwise harmlessly to explode against a wall, creating a deep crater!

[OOC] Echo says, "Man I am running out of attacks"

[OOC] Echo says, "I have like no good ones that don't cost super"

[OOC] Mr.Burr was inspired by Dizzys insta-kill in GG where it juuuuust misses, causes a nuclear explosion, and the opponent looks at teh screen with a shocke d and terrified look xP

"Oooh--that had to hurt," Echo flicked the cigarette she held in a black enameled holder away, (it was part of the getup) which sparkled and dissipated as the entire weird torture chamber stage act did--all of the energy remaining was sucked away as it was seemingly inhaled back into Echo.

"Kaff--oof, wait, what--you're still okay?" Echo raised a brow, energy returning to her.

COMBATSYS: Echo raises arms, eyes glowing red as she conjures FELL MAGICKS to her aid!

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Mr.Burr          0/-------/----<<<|====---\-------\0             Echo

Placing a hand on the injury, a bright green flare can be seen, and a look of intense pain from Burr. The bleeding abruptly stops, though the damage is done. He gives her a polite grin as he slowly approaches, taking advantage of her suprise "Of course, m'lady. I'm not as fragile as my age might seem!". He reaches up to tip his hat..... but instead of tipping it politely as he usually does, he aims to SLAM it over her head, the metal inside of acting as a club!

COMBATSYS: Echo blocks Mr.Burr's Destruction Derby.

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Mr.Burr          0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0             Echo

[OOC] Mr.Burr randomly, doesnt think i've cleanly hit with ANYthing this fight except the one interrupt xP

"Fell magicks of your own, I see," Echo sighed a little, though she was still not giving up, not after she came all this way. That spell wasn't easy to cast, y'know.

As the hat flies toward her, she brings her wings up and manages to stop the hat--though it still comes down ontop of her head!

"Oww--what the hell--you were trying to put it on me?? Is there lead inside it? Gah!" the bat does not seem pleased with this, growling as her arm begins to crackle with blue/white electricity--raising it and attempting to send a bolt of energy right into Burr's chestplate, at close range!

[OOC] Echo says, "Well, we're both JD users, so"

COMBATSYS: Mr.Burr blocks Echo's Energy Bolt.

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Mr.Burr          0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0             Echo

Burr laughs as he replaces his hat "Perhaps!" his only answer as he brings his arms up to block the attack, the metal buckling under the hit, and his legs beginning to wobble as the damage takes its toll. Stepping in, he sends a hammering right hook at her chin! He doesn't have much, but he's going to the end!

COMBATSYS: Echo dodges Mr.Burr's Fierce Punch.

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Mr.Burr          0/-------/=======|=======\-------\0             Echo

"Agh--" Echo wails a bit as she's assailed with the punch--this time able to dodge it, however, by ducking under it, the sparks from the energy bolt she just threw at Burr seem to bound off him like he was made from poured metal and try to catch on her clothes.

"Sleep now, only dreams--" she brings one of her wings around as she attempts to leap at him and strike him with it--trying to essentially haymaker him with her long leathern wing!

COMBATSYS: Mr.Burr fails to interrupt Wing Charge from Echo with Cane Twirl.

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                                  |=======\-------\0             Echo

COMBATSYS: Mr.Burr can no longer fight.

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[OOC] Echo *bonk*

Burr blinks, everything going in slow motion seemingly as even his potent endurance begins to fade.....

He sees Echo closing in, wing out and poised to strike. Summoning what reserves he has left, he wields his cane like a sword, bringing the metal tip up to try to counter-strike.

In a flash they pass, both sliding to a halt a few feet from one another, breathing hard.....

Mr.Burr gives a smirk "Well played, m'lady...." all he manages to say before his cane clatters from his hand to the floor, and he slumps over into unconsciousness.

[OOC] Mr.Burr went for the tried and true samurai strike pass finale

[OOC] Mr.Burr lets you close scene

"Urgh..." Echo has to take a moment, before regaining her wind and leaning down to unzip and unfasten her boots, taking them off. There is the slapping sound of bare feet (or well, footpads) against the polished metal floor, the room bearing none of the signs of the spectacle that it bore earlier.

"Going forward, I think I will be needing your help, now that I think of it..." she grinned, motes of energy float down from Echo's outstretched hand, stabilizing Burr...

But what did she mean by that...?

COMBATSYS: Echo has ended the fight here.

[OOC] Echo says, "Long ass fight"

Log created on 17:54:44 05/13/2022 by Echo, and last modified on 23:19:12 05/13/2022.