The Descent - Round 3 - Eternal Envy

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Description: The air hangs heavy and thick, redolent with the anguish and envy of a Graveyard full of lost souls hungry for another taste of life-- and resentful of the Nightwalker who mocks them with his very existence, and the Fortuneteller who so adroitly sidesteps her own demise.

The Graveyard is a location in which those that do not have life spend quite the eternity. There are also those that will live for said eternity and they often spend their days (or nights) in places like this. Graveyards, for most people, don't exactly inspire romance.

Then there is Slayer and Sharon. The Eternal Couple of Eternal Love.

It looks as if the two are having a romantic picnic right in the middle of this Graveyard. There is a black and red checkered blanket on the ground, a black picnic basket, and a bottle of some very ancient wine. Glasses have already been poured it seems as Slayer and Sharon are both holding theirs up for a toast.

"To our love." Slayer remarks without even daring to look away from the eyes of his beloved. "May it last as long as as we shall."

Sharon and Slayer clink their glasses together before they each sip from their glasses, completely unbothered by the darkness of whatever may be creeping throughout this Graveyard at this time of the night.

Zafina doesn't have a significant other, and neither does she have eternal life. All she got are her skills and that evil hand. She could do without the latter, but things are as they are.

She makes her way to the graveyard. Graveyards don't bother her. They are not inherently evil. Though in this case, there were certainly spirits not at peace around, some more evil than others.

Now when she gets there for her fight, she is not prepared for the scene before her. A picnic... It's already not quite the ideal romantic setting for such a thing, at least in her mind. But if you add to that, they are supposed to fight... She takes a careful look. At least she thinks it's her opponent. He didn't feel particularly evil. So there was that.

"Ahem" She clears her throat, in case they didn't notice she was around yet. Or perhaps they didn't care. Either way, this fight looks like it will be interesting. What does destiny have in mind for this round...


Slayer looks up at the sound of the throat clearing and takes a moment to check his pocket watch. "My sincerest apologies. I thought I had a bit more time. One moment." Slayer holds up a finger to his opponent while finishing his wine and giving Sharon a quick kiss. "I shall return momentarily, my beloved."

Slayer pushes up to his feet and smoothes out the suit he's wearing. Another Dandy affair that he's chosen for the occasion. He tucks his pocket watch back into his pants pocket as he takes a few steps away from the woman he's in love with and offers an apologetic bowing of his head to Zafina.

"Again, my apologies. My wife and I were catching up on a bit of quality time we missed." He then proceeds to bow more fully in that respectful manner. "I am very much looking forward to seeing what you can do."

Slayer brings himself back up into his full stance to prepare for what he believes will be a great and wonderful battle. "Best of luck to you." It actually sounds like he means it. Which is usually strange for a fight but then again, Slayer is of a very different breed.

COMBATSYS: Zafina has started a fight here.

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Zafina           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Slayer has joined the fight here.

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Slayer           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Zafina

"It's quite alright. Just not used to such display in such a place." That guy must be the nicest she met in this tournament. It's not the evil of the premonition. "May the best win, either of us." She then bows.

Right after the bow, she drops into a very low crouch, fighting stance, then she plants her hand on the graveyard soil and delivers a powerful spin kick toward her Slayer's stomach. While she is doing so, white motes of psionic energy flow around her. They disappear once the move is finished, whether it hits or not.

COMBATSYS: Slayer blocks Zafina's Mantis Slash.

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Slayer           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Zafina


Slayer's agreement about the Best Winning is given just before Zafina comes at his stomach with that kick. He steps back, one hand behind his back and one hand out in front of him as he reaches up to block that kick that's aimed for his stomach. While he does manage to keep it from completely demolishing himself or his suit, that psionic energy stings his hand with a bit of extra oomph.

"Interesting." Slayer remarks with a shake of his hand and a grin.

Slayer's movements are quick, the Nightwalker's supernatural speed coming into play as he's suddenly rushing Zafina and aiming a quick hook punch for her jaw. There's just a bit of a pep in is step as he does this, as if he's having a bit of fun doing this here match.

COMBATSYS: Zafina dodges Slayer's Hook Punch.

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Slayer           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Zafina

Zafina notes the ease of her opponent blocking her kick. She has to take him very seriously. He even seems amused at something she did. Probably the little extra she added to this.

She doesn't have much time to think about it. His attack comes right after his 'praise.' His movements are extra quick. Not the speed one would expect from most opponents. Yet a bit of speed herself, a bit of instinct, and she rolls out of the way just before her jaw officially meets his punch. "You're going to really push me." She can't help but grin too. It's going to be very interesting indeed.

She gets up on her feet, standing tall. She takes a few steps forward, and once close enough, she goes in a one-legged stance, her other knee held high. It may look like she will do a high attack, but she suddenly drops into a low spinning fierce sweep. Again as the sweep happens, white motes of psionic energy move around her body.

COMBATSYS: Slayer dodges Zafina's Abzu Abyss.

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Slayer           0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0           Zafina

There's a look of being impressed that's right on Slayer's face when Zafina is no longer where his punch was. He actually has to nod along with that move because he can't even be mad. It was very well done. "You're quick. That's good." There's really nothing but good things that Slayer seems to have to say about his opponent.

"Do not worry. I will only push you as far as I believe you can go." Slayer says this as that kick turns into a sweep that hits nothing. Why does it hit nothing? Because Slayer is hovering in the air so that Zafina's leg can pass right below those expensive shoes that he's wearing. He even offers a bit of a wink from behind that monocle.

Slayer's hovering stops abruptly and the Nightwalker drops to the ground below. Before he's even there for a moment, he's lunging in Zafina's direction with a pair of jabs aimed for her head, followed by a quick left body shot aimed for her side. Another quick little taste of his speed to see if he can't get a better read on this one's defenses. Y'know, before he really starts laying the pressure on.

COMBATSYS: Slayer successfully hits Zafina with Mix-Up Combo.
Grazing Hit

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Slayer           0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0           Zafina

She gives a half smile, half smirk kind of expression. She's not full of herself, but she's letting herself have some fun. Then more words, where it looks like he wants to figure her out, but she doesn't take it wrongly. She keeps the smile. At least until she sees he can fly. Well at least hover. That should be only good for Helicopters or such. But the effect is the same her kick hits nothing unless moving some dirt off the ground counts.

Then showing his quickness again, he drops to the ground. Jabs come at her head very quickly, but she weaves her head around. It's the left body shot she's unable to dodge, at least not funny, and as it makes contact, she winces a bit. She leans slightly on that side but corrects her position quickly. "You're quicker." She gives him a wink. She's not going to give up now. It just means she has to work harder.

After those words, she brings her body forward a bit and brings her normal hand toward his head for a punch. Nothing fancy there. But if fancy doesn't work before just plain stuff will.

COMBATSYS: Slayer endures Zafina's Medium Punch.

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Slayer           0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0           Zafina

Slayer just stays in close after those jabs and that body shot to make sure he can turn up the pressure on her if he needs to. His playful grin is still on his face as he does so, just because he's having such a good time in this here bout. It's fun to be involved in something physical without any ill will or murder on the mind. It's a very nice change and Slayer respects it.

When Zafina comes in with a punch of her own, Slayer steps right into it in a way that allows the top of his head to drop into the path of that 'plain stuff punch' so that it can hit the top of his head. His monocle is knocked clean off his face and his hair is displaced in a manner unbecoming of such a Dandyist. "Not by much." comes his response as he lifts his head back up to look at her.

Slayer takes a step to the side, winding up his right hand as he does so. He spins on his heels toward Zafina, his fist suddenly engulfing with flame as he aims the back of that flaming fist towards Zafina's face!

COMBATSYS: Zafina dodges Slayer's Undertow.

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Slayer           0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0           Zafina

"Sorry for your impeccable look." She says once the punch hits and his monocle decides it had enough of this fight. She is still having fun too. This felt lighter than basically any fight she had before.

But again, she can't think too much of such things. Another quick and dangerous attack comes so quickly her way. A jalapeno punch. It's hot! This time as the fist is moving on a trajectory to hit her head again, she bends backward into a bridge, letting the fist pass over her.

While still in the bridge position, she uses her hands her point at the ground and lifts her legs to kick at his chest, before getting back up on her feet.

COMBATSYS: Slayer just-defends Zafina's Aggressive Strike!!

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Slayer           0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0           Zafina

Slayer takes a moment to reach up and fix his hair. It actually takes him more than a moment because Zafina's fist was a bit harder than he expected. He waits until he's looking as clean as he had been, though, before offering his response, "No harm done." Slayer is much more happier now that his hair is back in place.

"Oh! Very nice!" Slayer is actually excited at the way that bridge happens and he doesn't even remember to move after he misses. The flame on his fist going out when it doesn't make an impact. "I wasn't expecting that one."

Those feet of hers come up at his chest and the Nightwalker raises his hand to stop them dead in their tracks. His hands are pushed away from his body as well, keeping any residual kickness of Zafina's away from hurting him as well. "Almost." Slayer grins.

With that said, Slayer shoves himself backwards and away from Zafina, reaching out to pull Sharon up and away from the picnic that they were having. "One moment." is offered in the direction of Zafina before he turns his attention to his beloved...

And feasts upon her?!?!

The Gentleman Vampire drops Sharon's body to the picnic blanket and turns his eyes back up toward Zafina, his focus on her seeming so much more, well, present now.

This time when he grins, his fangs show. Bloodily.

COMBATSYS: Slayer feasts ravenously upon Sharon with unbridled passion!

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Slayer           0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0           Zafina

She feels the cheer of Slayer as she dodges his flaming punch. She feels better about that too. Though her kick didn't do anything. His hands are strong, and he's able to deflect her hits easily it looks like. She's fine with that. He's a tough opponent, but very fun too.

When he asks for a moment, she thinks it's highly unusual. She also didn't expect the guy to do what he just did. The girl is willing, so there is no evil per se and besides her initial shock, she's not disgusted. If they are consenting, it's not her business.

When Slayer is ready again, she jumps at him. With the momentum, she tries to grab him and throw him back. It is a gamble. She isn't entirely sure she can lift him. She will know now, one way or another.

COMBATSYS: Slayer blocks Zafina's Fast Throw.

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Slayer           0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0           Zafina

Slayer watches closely as Zafina moves in. "Don't worry, she'll be fine." is the next statement to make sure that Zafina knows he wouldn't quite harm the love of his life. Appearances are a major thing for Slayer, it seems like.

His hand goes up again as she comes in to try and grab him and he plants his feet to make sure that he's not going anywhere. Just simply stopping her momentum even though by doing so he ends up shattering his monocle completely. It was dangling from his hand accidentally.

The Nightwalker blues his own speed in that next moment, reaching out to try and grab Zafina for a rapid toss of his own, hoping to just give her a mighty hurl back in the other direction!

COMBATSYS: Zafina blocks Slayer's Quick Throw.

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Slayer           0/-------/------=|=====--\-------\0           Zafina

She is unable to lift and throw him at this time. He manages to stop her momentum. The only casualty seems to be the monocle. "She didn't scream bloody murder." She says so she figures it wasn't the first time.

Then, she gets grabbed, and she holds first as he tries to toss her away. She doesn't move and only feels a little bit of pain from the attempt. "Not this time. For either of us." She grins.

Then she leans back, and before slipping inward, she weaves her hand around to make the coming move deceptive. Then she strikes with a knife handed strike toward his stomach, the white motes coming back around, flowing graceful before they disappear once again.

COMBATSYS: Zafina successfully hits Slayer with Kur.

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Slayer           0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0           Zafina

Slayer actually pauses in his movements to think through the past centuries he has been with Sharon. "No, I don't think she ever has." It's almost as if he has never thought about that before. Yet, this battle with Zafina has given him something to talk to Sharon about. When she wakes up, that is.

Perhaps his pausing should've been spent paying attention because there's a sudden arrival of that knife handed striked aimed right at this stomach. His body is knocked back a bit, his expensive shoes skidding across the dirty ground of the Graveyard. While he doesn't seem to be too physically impaired, the button on his suit has been exploded, the shirt and jacket torn from the white moted impact.

"Well. That was unexpected."

Slayer's frown is a playful one, though, because he seems to have been invigorated by Zafina's sudden rise in stakes and power. "More." is given towards Zafina to help egg her on. He likes this.

Slayer takes a step and launches himself into the air, his body extending his leg to aim a kick at Zafina's chest. His body spins as he comes around with a second kick from his other leg, also aimed for her chest. His final rotation bring his initial leg back into the mix, though this time the kick is aimed for her face!

COMBATSYS: Slayer successfully hits Zafina with Footloose Journey.

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Slayer           0/-------/--=====|=======\====---\1           Zafina

"It happens sometimes" as Slayer says it was unexpected. She is feeling pretty good about herself. At least until what happens next.

Zafina might be pretty fast, but not enough for what comes up. She manages to dodge the first kick. That should have been the end of it, no? No, as Slayer's body spins around for a second kick, she is right into it. It hits her square in the chest. She doesn't fall, but she's close. When the final rotation and kick come into play she gets hit in the face. That makes her fall straight to the ground and her face shows the pain she doesn't allow to voice.

Part of her doesn't want to get up, but she's not going to lose yet. She forces herself back on her feet and only trusts herself to kick toward Slayer's left knee as she regains her senses slowly.

COMBATSYS: Slayer blocks Zafina's Light Kick.

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Slayer           0/-------/--=====|=======\====---\1           Zafina

Even with his vampiric speed, Slayer's finding it difficult to always be ready whenever Zafina's speed kicks in. Her physical response time is so quick that he's always a hair or two late to actually react. Which is why he's often just barely able to get his leg raised high enough to plant is foot against the kick aimed for his knee.

Being on one foot too quickly though does cause Slayer to stumble backward on the one leg and it takes him a moment to right himself. When he does, he recognizes that the bottom of his shoe has been cracked open by the impact of Zafina's kick.

"I do not know if my wardrobe can take much more of this." Slayer offers another playful remark toward his opponent.

Slayer takes a quick step towards Zafina at this point, making sure to take care of his broken shoe lest he doesn't slip, and aims for a quick strike to the side of her head. His open palm covered with a pink splash of chi as he strikes. A smattering of bats released from the depths of his cape for dramatic effect as well.

COMBATSYS: Zafina fails to counter Under Pressure from Slayer with Revenge Hand.

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Slayer           0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Zafina

She may be fast, but the old Vampire is almost always a little faster. She is aware of that. Her evil hand is also aware of that. She feels it wants to be used now. It's pushing at her.

She gets ready to move away from what he is ready to throw at her now. But after quickly stepping toward her instead of moving out of the way, the evil hand raises to grab the punch. It never happens however as Zafina stops it. "no!" She's unable to concentrate on dodging, and instead, she gets a mouthful of hand and pink chi for her trouble, crumbling to the ground. She's not out of this, but she's unable to do anything else this turn either. Another painful attack from Slayer. If the evil hand could chuckle, it would.

Slayer looks almost worried for the moment, his eyes fixated on Zafina more than the hand. There may be a sense of the vileness those fingers may be hiding but Slayer doesn't quite seem to respond to it. Regardless of what he may be sensing.

"Oof." Slayer remarks with a genuine sense of potential worry. Though, another glance at Zafina assures him that she is not quite out of this fight just yet. The expression on her face gives him a chance to grin again. He's been quite enjoying their bout and would hate for it to end on such a sour note.

"Shall we continue?" is the question aimed in her direction... as is the quick jab aimed for the side of her head.

COMBATSYS: Slayer successfully hits Zafina with Light Punch.

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Slayer           1/-------/=======|=======\====---\1           Zafina

"We shall. I can't let it be easy for you." A bit of a strained voice, but no ill feelings toward him.

One might think Zafina would easily dodge or catch or block the jab sent toward Zafina's side of the head. She does not. It's almost like she didn't try, but he would know she did. But certainly, the jab won't hurt Zafina that much. Strangely, it did. She stands up after him but she's not super strong on her leg, and her eyes are not completely focused.

She at least still has one desperation move left in her. She suddenly does a reverse kick to the stomach to stagger him a bit if she can. Then she drops to the ground and crawls toward him like a spider quickly. Once she's close enough she does a forward flip into two quick kicks. She then goes for a double overhead smash with her hands. If she gets this far, he then could feel the evil hand charging up a violent amount of psionic energy into it. It then slams out to grab Slayer and drain from him a moment. Then finally rips the claws out from him and leaves him to fall. If she succeeds completely with this combo.

COMBATSYS: Slayer dodges Zafina's Bloody Saif - Execution.

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Slayer           1/-------/=======|=------\-------\0           Zafina

Slayer is not moving too much in an effort to keep himself close to Zafina. He can sense that she's not doing too well and wants to be nearby in case something goes too terribly wrong. Though, it seems his slight worry is misplaced when her words fall upon his ears.

"Hah! I suppose not!" Slayer grins and raises a hand to the air at Zafina's drive and worthiness. "Huzzah!" A cheer for the heart that his opponent shows in battling with the Nightwalker. No fear! Slayer loves that.

When she aims a kick in his direction, spinning to the side and out of the way. His cape flaps as he goes slightly airborne, getting himself out of the path of such creepy spider-crawling just to be on the safe side.

Dropping back to the ground once that psionic energy is out of the way, Slayer aims a wide and heavy handed fist in Zafina's direction. His movements here being a bit slower and deliberate as it's obvious he's putting more weight behind this punch than the other jabbing sprees he's been doing.

COMBATSYS: Zafina parries Slayer's Heavy Punch!

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Slayer           1/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0           Zafina

All this energy spent only for Slayer to not get a scratch. She doesn't think it speaks ill of her. It just shows how good the old Vampire is. She doesn't think she can win this currently, and doesn't have the life or death threat for it. Yet she does not give up.

Another punch comes her way. She moves out to the side, and the hand had enough as it catches the fist to stop it in its track. Zafina was tired, the hand having an easier time doing things.

She uses that chance to charge her arms with psionic energy, the motes there again, and brings them toward Slayer's head in a knife-handed strike.

COMBATSYS: Slayer endures Zafina's Gilgamesh Blast EX.

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Slayer           1/-----==/=======|===----\-------\0           Zafina

Slayer was not prepared AT ALL for his fist to be so caught in such a manner. He might've even been counting on it not being! So there's a bit of a double take when he realizes that his fist had not landed where he wanted it to go.

"Good show!" Slayer cheers Zafina on at that moment. And then realizes his mistake. He hadn't moved out of the way.

Those arms of Zafina's charging up with that energy and Slayer doesn't actually have time to move. Instead, he plants his feet a bit deeper into the ground beneath them in preparation. That pair of knife-handed strikes already on their way to his head to strike true with that psionic energy that sends a jolt through the Nightwalker's skull. Enough to have him stepping back with a visible wince.

Even vampires don't appreciate psychically charged attacks. They kind of cut through their natural vampiric defenses.

Slayer's response comes in the form of a quick rush back in her direction, his fists aiming to land a quick punch after punch combo at his worthy opponent. With a little bit of extra Dandy footwork to go along with it.

COMBATSYS: Zafina parries Slayer's Dandy Step!

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Slayer           1/-----==/=======|===----\-------\0           Zafina

"Thank you." She winks, but she is still tired. Only pure assassin instinct is still keeping her in this fight.

And now, her attacks work. He takes it well, but at least it's another hit. She's going to press as much as she can, until her body let her down. She still didn't think she would win this. But destiny can be weird.

When Slayer comes in and does rapid punches, she seems to be in the zone. She moves her head out of the way for each punches. It's as if she knows where each of them will be before the attack. It is weird. There as nothing inherently wrong with Slayer's attack. It was a great one, one that should have done her. It simply isn't her time yet to go down.

Then it's time for her own attack. She reaches to grab the vampire while she moves to slipe behind him. If she succeeds, she drives a hell into the back of his left knee to shatter his stance. Then she grabs his head from behind and slams her knee into his spine, before she let go.

COMBATSYS: Slayer blocks Zafina's Namtar EX.

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Slayer           1/-----==/=======|====---\-------\0           Zafina

It takes one assassin to know another. Well, that's not true. Lots of people can spot an assassin but assassins can kind of spot each other. It's an interesting thing and could be one of the reasons that Slayer is so fond of this fight.

"Well played." comes from Slayer a moment after his punches meet with air with so much ease that it's almost as if he hadn't thrown them at a target at all. "Are you getting faster?" It's a genuine question because Slayer's surprised at such easy parrying.

Slayer's grabbed by Zafina and her movements take her around him. He's unprepared for the foot to the the back of his knee and finds himself going down onto one knee himself. An unceremonious smirk across his lips as he's been bested yet again. While reacting to this moment, Slayer's cape does its job and reaches out to smack at the knee aimed towards Slayer's spine. It even offers a wagging of the corner of itself as a 'don't do that' warning.

Slayer rolls out of Zafina's grip and back up to his feet in moments. He spins and lunges at her with breakneck speed extending his left fist to collide with any part of her that gets in his path.

COMBATSYS: Zafina parries Slayer's Mach Punch!

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Slayer           1/------=/=======|=====--\-------\0           Zafina

"Likewise." She has to say, as he takes her last attack pretty well. She's in the zone to stop attacks on her, but that doesn't mean Slayer is any less good against her own attacks, or in general

She doesn't answer the question right away. She is focus on him. She knows another attack is coming, and she is right. He spins around, and at super speed his left fist is coming at her. But all he meets is her evil hand, catching the fist again, like it's nothing. "I am just in the zone." She finally answers.

She's ready to try something else as she reaches to grab him to deliver a knee into his stomach. If that works, she still holds him, and wrenches him down to his knees. One leg over his neck, his arm gripped by hers. She then wrenches said arm.

COMBATSYS: Slayer dodges Zafina's Akhazu EX.

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Slayer           1/------=/=======|=====--\-------\0           Zafina

To say Slayer is impressed would be the understatement of the moment. He keeps his attention on her and a smile on is face as once again Zafina is not where she's supposed to be. That evil hand stopping his vampiric sped punch dead in its tracks. So much so that the sleeve of his shirt and suit jacket are ripped up his arm. The velocity of his punch being stopped so easily is too much for his sleeves to bear.

Zafina's back at it and his response to her words is an excited, "I like this zone. I might have to find one of my own." is said quickly before she grabs at him. Heightened senses give him an idea of what's coming and Slayer cape-flutters and hovers backward and away from that knee. Just giving himself enough room to not be hit with another one of Zafina's speedy attacks.

Slayer feet hit the ground and he rushes Zafina. Once close enough, Slayer swings a mighty fist up at his opponent aiming to uppercut her into lite oblivion. Just trying to find a bit of a zone of his own.

COMBATSYS: Slayer successfully hits Zafina with Big Bang Upper.
Grazing Hit

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Slayer           0/-------/-------|=======\==-----\1           Zafina

She smiles. Even if she has done well the last couple of minutes, she's still tired.

Slayer able to dodge her attack is her first nail in the coming coffin. She's running out of steam as it is.

Two, the mighty swing/uppercut from the old Vampire is the second and Final nail in the coffin. She isn't fast enough this time, and her feet leave the ground as the uppercut hits her. Then she lands on her back hard. She doesn't even try to do another attack. She is done now. Slayer won, and it's well earned.

COMBATSYS: Zafina takes no action.

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Slayer           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Zafina can no longer fight.

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Slayer           0/-------/-------|

"... Oop."

Slayer slides across the ground to make sure that Zafina is still breathing. And not completely out. So that she doesn't get left in this Graveyard alone. There are some interesting things here.

"Very good show, my friend." Slayer reaches down to offer a hand to Zafina to help her up.

"Sharon will be out for a while longer." His free hand is checking his pocket watch. "If you'd like, you can join us for a bite." There's a sly grin because, y'know, he's a vampire. "We have plenty of food."

Good sportsmanship is always the name of Slayer's game. Always.

COMBATSYS: Slayer has ended the fight here.

She isn't fully out. She just knows she has had enough. Her body is no longer able to continue fighting, so she stops it there. Slayer deserves the win he just earned.

"It has been an honor to fight you. May you find more wonders in the rest of this tournament." She takes his hand, getting up with his help.

" I could use some food, see if I still have all my teeth." She is kidding, of course, she has her teeth, but she's having a good moment with this man.

Log created on 07:35:36 08/12/2022 by Zafina, and last modified on 07:29:37 08/13/2022.