SNF 2023.01 - The Fight Hunter Diaries

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Description: Oi, Guvna! It would appear that Hayley has been given a lead on a very interesting and special kind of fighter fauna out there--that being Aeria Corday. How can just a regular businesswoman be that kind of a challenge? Unbeknownst to Hayley, the source of Aeria's psionic powers has locked onto her and finds her to be a rather delectable morsel--a challenge it's willing to take.


"Sayaka...what did you sign me up for?" Hayley slide her index finger along the tablet, scrolling through the email. She frowned. "Who does Esse En Eff think I am? Some kind of poacher?"


And yet, Hayley arrives in the Outback dressed in her more traditional wardrobe of outdoorsy khakis, her blue hair tied back with a bandana. The yellow Subaru she used to cross the wilds sits a ways back from where she's hiked out to meet up with her opponent. Cameras, drone and otherwise, seem to be set around a rocky outcropping in the Australian deserts.

"Oi, I remember Aeria, yeah," she says over the phone. "Yeah. I remember what happened last time, too. Let's hope she's in a better mood today..."

Aeria also arrives. This time she's wearing a business suit, instead of her more layback outfit. She seems in a good mood right now, ready for a fight. Or perhaps she's simply always ready for a fight.

It's when she sees her opponent, she clicks. "Hey we met before, you even beat me. I don't intend to lose this time. So be ready yourself ok?" She winks at her opponent and stretches her limbs. Her red eyes show more experience in them, than their previous bound

COMBATSYS: Aeria Corday has started a fight here.

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Aeria Corday     0/-------/-------|

Hayley actually blinks and hesitates for a moment before taking one step to the right, then moving her left foot. She widens her footing, spreading her weight across her hips and bending her knees slightly in a lower stance. One hand moves forward, then she slides her foot through the dirt to place it in front of her in what's definitely a more traditional Southern Chinese martial arts stance.

"OK! I look forward to get a good fight then. If you're ready--" Hayley springs forward, swinging one arm downward in a sweeping overhead strike. "--let's get started!"

COMBATSYS: Hayley has joined the fight here.

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Hayley           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0     Aeria Corday

COMBATSYS: Aeria Corday dodges Hayley's Descending Magpie.

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Hayley           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0     Aeria Corday

"I am ready if it pleases you." She chuckles as she answers, liking her stance, but doesn't mention it.

THen she goes for the first attack. One she seems to dodge easier than she should have as she moves to the side. "Good try. But I am hungry today." She licks her lips, then slides a bit, so she can slam the heel of her palm upward, aiming for Hayley's nose rather hard if she hits.

COMBATSYS: Hayley blocks Aeria Corday's Wolbachia.

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Hayley           0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0     Aeria Corday

Hayley's brow furrows slightly. She seems to still be trying to get a read on her opponent at the moment, especially with the change in attitude since last time. But it is of little consequence for now.

Hayley's chop goes through open air as Aeria sidesteps, but the Aussie shifts and repositions in a moment. The palm comes for the Aussie, but she's on the defensive, drawing up her forearms to guard against the hard palm as it strikes heavily against her defense.

"Should we have taken a snack break first?" Hayley asks. "--though I can't fight on a full stomach myself..."

The bluenette steps forward, striking out with a low punch of her own, aimed for the chest.

COMBATSYS: Aeria Corday dodges Hayley's Medium Punch.

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Hayley           0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0     Aeria Corday

"Nice block. You might stick give me trouble now." She says as the hell of her hand hits a forearm. "You might give me trouble again. I will try not to get as angry as last time." She chuckles again.

"Oh nan, I am hungry for you." It sounds weird, but she doesn't mean it in that weird way. She says nothing else as she has to act on another attack. This time, she leans her upperbody back as the punch comes for her chest, narrowly evading the blow.

Her eyes then glow red as she sends a mindblast at Hayley. If she has her way, it will make it harder to breath for a moment, long enough for Aeria to do a palm strike at her sternum.

COMBATSYS: Aeria Corday successfully hits Hayley with Cordyceps Fungi.

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Hayley           0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0     Aeria Corday

"I'll try," Hayley says enthusiastic, "but not in a bad way, of course. Y'know how it goes. Can't be a pushover here--but let's hope, yeah?" Hayley seems satisfied with this answer and doesn't pursue further just yet.

What does get her off balance, however, is Aeria's answer to her other question. "--ah?" Hayley doesn't quite seem sure how to take that. Is that lewd or...?

She doesn't have time to dwell on it as the other woman's eye glows red and suddenly Hayley's vision is blurred by the sheering pain and the feel like there's something heavy on her chest. Imagined or not, it becomes reality when Aeria smashes her palm into the blue-haired woman's chest and knocks her flat on her back.

It actually takes Hayley a moment to fully recover, and she takes heavy breathes before rolling back to her feet and shaking her head.

"Good hit, good hit--but how about this one?"Hayley strikes out once, then twice with snake-like finger strikes, but as she does, there's a surge of chi and her hands take on a steel-like sheen that amplifies her strikes even if Hayley grits her teeth in discomfort.

COMBATSYS: Aeria Corday counters Twin Adder Striking Fangs ES from Hayley with Fast Throw.

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Hayley           1/-------/=======|=------\-------\0     Aeria Corday

"Thank you thank you. I seem to have distracted you a bit. Not too sorry. " She winks at her. "Give me your best. All I ask for."

Then she can feel the chi on the next attack. Would she try to dodge again? No, she instead reaches to grab her wrists. "Not this time. Sorry."

Once she has a good old of her wrist, she uses the momentum to throw her over her shoulder, away from her. Right now Aeria seems in the zone. But that could quickly turn around. "Ok, come on this time hurt me, I know you can." As she gets back into a stance.

"Uh, not too badly?" Hayley offers somewhere in the chaos. The strike is intercepted, and Hayley is tossed around Aeria to land in a roll. The Aussie plants her forearm to cushion the blow, but it doesn't wokr quite as intended, ending in a painful landing. She's still shaking her hand when she rises before transitioning back into her fighting stance.

"I can see why you wouldn't be so mad today," Hayley quips, bouncing on her heels. She shifts, then steps forward, swinging down her arms in a whipping backfist. If it connects, Hayley shifts into a grab, aiming to pull Aeria in with a sharp twist of the arm before striking out first with her elbow, then with her hips.

COMBATSYS: Hayley successfully hits Aeria Corday with Magpie and Wombat.

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Hayley           1/-----==/=======|=====--\-------\0     Aeria Corday

She ends up chuckling again, but Hayley isn't done. Aeria, this time, isn't fast enough to dodge that whipping backfist, which hits her well. Then Aeria is pulled toward her, receiving an elbow in the face, before she gets hit with Hayley's hips, lower on her body. She falls to the ground and rolls back up to her feet with the momentum. "oof, that's the Hayley I remember."

She gets back into a fighting stance, her clothes now ruffled and dirty, but she doesn't seem to care about that. One would probably expect Aeria to attack again, but instead, she takes a deep breath to center herself. She keeps an eye on Hayley, however.

COMBATSYS: Aeria Corday focuses on her next action.

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Hayley           1/-----==/=======|=====--\-------\0     Aeria Corday

"Had to get some momentum going," Hayley says in between heavier breaths. She steps back into a more defensive posture as she awaits a counterattack, but Aeria's pause to concentrate makes it not immediately warranted. Taking a deep breath, Hayley circles, never breaking her focus on Aeria as she does.

She inhales deeply again, then springs back into action, stepping forward into a swift, low kick toward the other woman's shins.

COMBATSYS: Aeria Corday counters Medium Kick from Hayley with Ampulex Compressa.

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Hayley           1/--=====/=======|=====--\-------\0     Aeria Corday

"Definitely. Well done. Please continue." It was weird, but Aeria is a weird young woman.

When Hayley springs back into action to kick low, Aeria goes even lower to sweep her leg out from under her. Doing so and making her fall on her back, she then proceeds to slam the palm of her hand at her throat. "None of this is out of spite. Don't hate you or anything. Just want to prove I am better now." She rolls back onto her feet. "Since I have the opportunity."

Hayley's leg sweeps over Aeria's as the other woman goes in for the trip, opening her up for the follow-up and the palm to the throat. The Australian's eyes widen as it all unfolds, but as Aeria draws back, Hayley works to regain her breath and composure.

"I can tell," Hayley says breathlessly, running a hand along her own neck. She shifts and climbs back, less springy than before but no less determined.

"You're much more collected. I'm having a hard time keeping up if I'm honest..." she adds more quietly.

But she drops back into her fighting stance, widening her footing a bit. Once she does, the bluenette steps forward with another overhead strike, rolling forward after the first downward strike with another that builds off that initial moment. She almost whirls like a dervish in a series of whip-like piguaquan strikes before shifting and aiming to grab hold of Aeria's arm. If she gets that opening she pulls her forward to create an opening for several snap-kicks, finally circling her arms and releasing a blast of chi from her palms.

COMBATSYS: Aeria Corday reflects Magpie Swooping Season EX from Hayley with Loa Loa.

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Hayley           0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0     Aeria Corday

"I still have a lot of fun fighting, but apparently, I shouldn't want to rip someone's head off if I lose." She smiles sheepishly. "You also seem very decent when I am not all angry." She laughs and smirks. The thing is, she isn't great with people.

Hayley is then ready to kick some ass. At this point, she follows the flow of her movements, using her limbs to deflect the attacks away. She even follows when she is pulled forward, using her feet to kick back those snap-kicks away.

When the blast of chi arrives, she uses her mind to put a shield around herself, which sends the blast back at Hayley. Right after, she sends a mind blast. But this time it's like a flashbang to blind her for a short moment, so she can finish with an uppercut that might send Hayley higher than expected.

At this point, even Aeria looks like she is surprised at having managed that. But luck is sometimes on her side. As she remembers an opponent much stronger than her and how she stood her ground. She tries hard to not be little like her opponent. She knows how good she is. "That was a great move..." All she can say.

"That's a good approach," Hayley manages a chuckle. "I don't think I've personally had that problem, but a lot of my fights are a little more--"

She doesn't get an opportunity to finish before she's clashing with Aeria, trading blows and blocks until the mindblast staggers her and sets up the uppercut that clocks Hayley's jaw and leaves her ears ringing as she tumbles back onto the dirt.

"Ouch..." Hayley says, "--yeah, this is much, much different than before. You've really improved!" Hayley says, still rubbing her jaw. "Ow..."

She plants her palms and pushes back to her feet, staggering as she gets back upright. She resumes a kung fu stance, but keeps her distance this time, opting to not rush back into a danger right away. Her breaths are a bit heavy, and she is certainly showing some starts to brushes among some cuts and scraps from being tossed around so deftly.

COMBATSYS: Hayley focuses on her next action.

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Hayley           0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0     Aeria Corday

"Thank you. That means a lot, I think." Was happy and couldn't help but grin. She gets ready for an attack, which never comes. So she decides to run toward Hayley then and jump before doing a diving kick toward her. She could see she seems tired a bit, and she has to keep the pressure. So she thinks anyway.

COMBATSYS: Hayley interrupts Diving Kick from Aeria Corday with Hunting Dingo ES.

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Hayley           0/-------/-----==|=======\=------\1     Aeria Corday

"It does! I'm seeing a lot of power I picked up on last time on full display...whew." Hayley speaks a bit more casually, but it's still with difficulty as she maintains her stance. This time, when Aeria comes in, the Aussie seem a bit better prepared.

The bluenette steps into the diving kick, steeling her body through channeling her chi for durability. The kick slams against Hayley's back as she charges into the hit--then pivots, chi erupting from her fingers as she generates claws from her fingertips, slashing out once, then again, then once more in a flurry of strikes.

She smiles at what Hayley says as she does her move. It doesn't work as she intends, but at least it isn't a total loss, as the kick does hit a bit, but she didn't expect Hayley's attack through it. Claws from her fingertips, that's new. Her clothes and skin get cut by the claws. She feels the pain searing through her as she lands down hard. "Oof, the fuck. That wasn't cool." Even if she still grins. Her eyes do show the pain.

She gets back up, her body starting the healing process already, for now stopping the flow of blood, but the cuts are still very visible.

She gets back into stance and does a simple punch toward Hayley's chest.

COMBATSYS: Hayley fails to interrupt Medium Punch from Aeria Corday with Wombat's Crushing Blow EX.
# Disabling hit! #

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Hayley           0/-------/----===|=======\==-----\1     Aeria Corday

Hayley adjusts her footing and prepares to launch a counterattack again, spreading her feet further apart by digging her boots through the dust. She sets herself, draws back, and gets ready to strike at Aeria as she closes in--

But Hayley's hip check is ill-timed, and too low. She goes in, and Aeria's fist connects with her chest mid-charge, knocking the wind out of her with a wheeze and laying the Aussie flat on her back again. It takes her a moment to climb back up this time.

Aeria can see she tries something, and how bad it goes from it. "Oh, that looks like it hurts." as she sees Hayley going down to the ground. "But I am fun today."

As Hayley gets up, Aeria goes toward her and gives her a headbutt. If it works, she brings her left elbow up to hit her chin upward and finishes with a punch to the throat. It seems she is still ready to dish the pain.

COMBATSYS: Aeria Corday successfully hits Hayley with Vandellia Cirrhosar.

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Hayley           0/-------/-======|=======\====---\1     Aeria Corday

Hayley is still staggering when the headbutt comes in. She tries to weave, to backstep and evade the blow, but it's a bit too short, too close. It impacts with her forehead and dizzies her, leaving her open to the elbow, then the punch. Hayley reaches for her throat, but her balance falters. She sways, still holding her footing...

Then falls on her rump before flopping over on her back with a groan.

COMBATSYS: Hayley takes no action.

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COMBATSYS: Hayley can no longer fight.

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Aeria Corday     1/---====/=======|

That move worked better than she expected against Hayley. To be fair, the whole fight went her way. She didn't quite expect that. She is not even sure what to do now as Hayley falls to the ground. "That's it?" It comes out wrong and may sound like she is downplaying Hayley, but she's surprised. She does end up going down on one knee to check on Hayley and make sure she is ok. It may look like something else, however, depending on the point of view. Like she would hurt her more. "You're going to be ok?" She asks and then adds. "Thank you for this fight, I had a lot of fun, and the hunger is satiated." She smirks at that. She can't help it. Her red eyes flash briefly.

COMBATSYS: Aeria Corday has ended the fight here.

Hayley takes a moment to get a breather, rubbing her head when she comes out of a brief loss of consciousness. "Uh, yeah...good fight? Ow..."

"I'll be fine," Hayley says after a moment. "Just need to catch my breath ... and maybe see a medic. That was really impressive!" She winces again, her own enthusiasm getting the better of her.

She nods her head at the question "Yeah, good fight." Then she waits for the answer to her question if she would be ok.

When she does she says "Alright then. It's all good." Now that she doesn't need to keep the strength to fight, her body is free to focus its energy on even more healing. Soon the cuts disappear. At least from her skin. Her suit was good for trash though. It was fair. She should have seen that one coming. "Well keep training. We will have another round one day, I am sure. I will keep training too." Then she proceeds to start leaving. She didn't know what else to add to this. She wasn't even sure if they were friends or not. Why is socializing so much harder than fighting?

Log created on 07:35:42 01/19/2023 by Aeria Corday, and last modified on 12:21:25 01/22/2023.