Neo League 251 - #263: Aislinn vs Nanako

Description: In the ruins of South America's Machu Picchu two fighters square off: newcomer Nanako versus the Silent Assassin, Aislinn Doyle! Two fighters enter--ONLY ONE CAN LEAVE. (Winner: Aislinn)

South America, home to numerous ruins of ancient civilizations, lost cities and rich with culture! Here, however, one particular ruin is the stage set for another glorious League Fight!

Yes, here today's match is set among the famous Machu Picchu ruins, spectators here consisting of what seem to be tourists who happened to be in the 'right place at the right time,' cameras and all. They look on curiously, eyeing the camera crews and League staff with considerable interest. Just what's going on today?

"Welcome, everyone!" Greeting the crowd is a man dressed like an Aztec king, complete with the feathery headdress and vibrantly colored threads. "Today, here at Machu Picchu, two fighters will test the skills and talents against one another in combat! Who will come out victorious??"

Pausing, the man motions gracefully toward one side of the area the crew has set up at. "Our first fighter hails from Southtown, a student at Taiyo High and a newcomer to the League! Will she prove to be a formidable foe? Miss Nanako Yanagimura!"

Wandering almost aimlessly, Nanako ambles out, looking in awe--and with a camera in hand she snaps a few photos of the ruins before lifting a hand up high, waving to the people around and the cameras. "HEY EVERYONE! Hello, hello, I know you're impressed, yes, yes!" she shouts, setting a large back of tourist goodies at her side before she pumps a fist into the air.

With a breath of air the announcer motions the other way. "And her opponent this evening...the 'Silent Assassin,' Miss Aislinn Doyle!"

The ruins of Machu Picchu are truly beautiful... astounding and inspiring. One can feel the weight of history... feel the eyes of the ancients and gods staring down, ready to pass judgement on those they should deem unworthy.

Aislinn could care less about the history, really; were there really gods to bring judgement, she would face them as implacably as her.. foe for the evening. Her entrance to the marked out arena is... silent, indeed. In fact... when the announcer gestures... she's not even there. The announcer clears his throat. "The... 'Silent Assassin'... AISLINN DOYLE!!" ... and... she's not there. The announcer turns to look at the organizers... and that's when Aislinn drops into sight, literally, plummeting out of the sky to land where the announcer was pointing, in a crouch, a cloud of dust issuing up around her.

When Aislinn is announced, Nanako seems a little crestfallen. Frowning visibly, the girl lightly stomps a foot, arms rising as she huffs and crosses them over her chest. Why does her opponent get an awesome introduction and she's left with just her first and last name. CLEARLY Nanako needs to come up with some cool codename so SHE can have awesome entrances too. Yes.

But. ..seconds tick by after her announcement, but it would seem Aislinn is nowhere to be seen. Bemused by this outcome, Nanako makes a face, mildly disappointed before she points a finger toward the announcer. "HA!" she exclaims. "Clearly my opponent this evening is afraid. I think because she failed to show up I get a free win! What do--"

Surprising...well, everyone with her arrival from the skies above, Nanako stares dumbfounded as the dust settles. So, she gets a cool codename AND an awesome entrance? "Oh man!" she cries, hands balling into fists. "How unfair is this!?" one hand jerks forward, a finger extending and pointing at Aislinn.

"The name's Yanagimura Nanako--remember it!" Likely her opponent could care. Nanako's face is as serious as ever, however, however comedic such seriousness may come off as.

A foot slides back, hands rising up as she assumes a stance, knees idly bobbing. "Prepare yourself, 'cause here I come!" And with that the girl springs up into the air, twisting midair as she attempts to deliver back-kick.

COMBATSYS: Nanako has started a fight here.

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COMBATSYS: Aislinn has joined the fight here.

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Aislinn          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Nanako

COMBATSYS: Aislinn endures Nanako's Light Kick.

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Aislinn          0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0           Nanako

Scarcely has Aislinn arisen from her crouch than she's being accused of being unfair. Well... that is as that does. The plummeting entrance was thought up by someone at NESTS, Aislinn would've just walked up the stairs herself. However, the moment she touches down, she's aware, and ready, and thinking... and so when Nanako annonunces her name and says that she should 'remember' it... well, Aislinn will. That's one of the perks of being part mechanical. That flying back kick? It strikes true, right across Aislinn's cheek...

But it doesn't seem to move her. She turns her head back, from the bruising attack, with a soft, barely heard snort, and she steps up, so to speak--grabbing for Nanako's leg before she can land...

Candy is just one face of many within the crowd of spectators, but the difference is even compared to the front rowers, the woman in black has the best view. As usual she's observing Aislinns athletic prowess, as well as her opponent's. However, she's secretly also cheering for Aislinn, she's made it quite clear before to Ai that she wants to see the girls technique improve day by day. Win or lose though, she's certain this should be an interesting match.

COMBATSYS: Nanako counters Medium Throw from Aislinn with Auspicious Hand.

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Aislinn          0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0           Nanako

Leaping at her appointed foe, Nanako moves swiftly, taking to the air and delivering unto Aislinn a back kick. But, much to her surprise, the kick actually LANDS. Blinking once, the tiny girl goes to use said cheek to push off the NESTS assassin. Yet just as she lands, hitting the grassy ground with a soft 'pat' the young woman moves, right for her leg.

"Whoa, whoa there!" Nanako cries, stepping forward and planting a foot. Her hands, meanwhile, move, glowing with a peculiar pink aura as one hand go to slap that hand away deftly away. Moving quickly, the girl drives her hands back then forward swiftly, to plant them square into Aislinn's stomach, issuing a small burst of psionic energy to shoot her back.

Ngh! How... well, not embarassing. Counter-style techniques are often used by defensive fighters. The burst of painful psionic energy forces her to stumble forward... but she continues the stumble a little more... dipping low to the ground.

Then Aislinn straightens, twists, and sidearms something straight for Nanako's face. What is it? Well, it's a piece of history. That is, it's a piece of Macchu Picchu... roughly shaped like a fist and about the same size.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn successfully hits Nanako with Thrown Object.

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Aislinn          0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Nanako

Taking a few steps back, Nanako's features remain mildly surprised, lips pulling into a thin line as she peers down at the crouching assassin. Hands fall to her sides thereafter, the pink aura around her hands fading from sight as she assumes a stance once more. She watches as close as can be, wondering what on earth she's doing.

Then it becomes obvious--and smacks Nanako right across the face.

Reeling back, the girl very nearly falls back onto her butt, but manages to get enough strength to teeter back and forward, a foot planting against the ground.

"Hey!" she cries, pointing a finger. "That was so cheap!" A grunt follows as the girl lifts a hand up, rubbing her face off, dusting away the bits of gravel and dirt left behind. Then she rushes forward and twists just as she skids to a near-halt just before Aislinn, to deliver a backfist aimed right for her face!

COMBATSYS: Nanako successfully hits Aislinn with Quick Punch.

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Aislinn          0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0           Nanako

Apparently it's all about the face; Aislinn is watching, but Nanako's backfist comes in just a mite fast and tags her in the cheek. That's going to sting come morning... Her lips turn down in the briefest of frowns. Well played, Yanagimura. The Silent Assassin stays true to at least part of her nickname... she remains silent. A backflip and handspring later and she's at the edge of the 'arena', enough distance for her to gain time to concentrate, her muscles tensing as invisible energy flows through her body.

As she 'powers up', she raises her arms up... in a Muay Thai stance, hands shoulder high, her stomach and legs apparently exposed.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn gathers her will.

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Aislinn          1/------=/=======|====---\-------\0           Nanako

Making her move, Nanako's attempt to peg the poor NESTS assassin clean across her face works, the backs of her knuckles momentarily burying into her cheek. Content, to say the least, the tiny girl hops back, followed by a backflip that sets her a short distance from her opponent. When she lands she assumes her stance, one fist out, the other kept relatively near her chest. Does the girl ever say a word, she wonders? It would definitely explain her title of 'Silent Assassin.'

But what's this? She's NOT going to attack? Well, two can play at this game! Hmph! Furrowing her brows, Nanako's feet part a little farther, hands clenching into fists as she herself focuses, numerous pink motes of light rising from the ground beneath her feet as she stands her ground.

COMBATSYS: Nanako gathers her will.

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Aislinn          1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1           Nanako

She isn't attacking, at least not initially... but seeing Nanako also do the 'power-up' thing... well... no, Aislinn still isn't going to attack. Nanako can power up all she wants; it's considered by Aislinn, but she knows that fighters can be more defensive when gathering energy. So instead, the NESTS girl bides her time, just watching Nanako from across the arena.

And no... no, she won't be speaking, not during this League Fight. If she were, she wouldn't be The Silent Assassin, would she? She knows Candy's in the crowd, a double motivation for doing better than she has been... even if the opponent is an unknown.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn focuses on her next action.

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Aislinn          1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1           Nanako

After gathering her energies, the girl's eye opens, peering curiously across the way toward her opponent. Seeing Aislinn standing there doing nothing, Nanako's expression falters a touch, a tiny frown passing over her lips. Is she playing defensive? It's likely! Furrowing her brows thereafter, Nanako's eyes flicker around the area, almost thoughtful. What should she do??

Smirking, Nanako's expression goes smug as she juts a finger forward, pointing it at Aislinn. "You are a tricky fighter!" she exclaims. Honestly! She's making her rethink her strategies! That's when the tiny girl pivots on her heel and squats near a large rock, hefting it up--somehow--with slight difficulty. Spinning, the girl whirs in place before she releases the large rock, aimed right for the NESTS assassin! Cheap tactics are GO!

COMBATSYS: Aislinn overcomes Large Thrown Object from Nanako with Large Thrown Object.

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Aislinn          1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1           Nanako

So it's a dirty trick when Aislinn throws a rock but it's A-OK when Nanako does it? Hmph! As if. Aislinn narrows her eyes when that rock comes sailing in, and she reaches back--being at the edge of the arena--grabbing a spare microphone stand. She twists, breaking the base of the stand off, hefts it, switching her grip to a spear-like grip, takes a step forward, and hurls it--hard.

End result? The big rock shatters and splatters and there's a big microphone-stand spear hurtling for Nanako.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn successfully hits Nanako with Large Thrown Object.
- Power hit! -

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Aislinn          1/-----==/=======|=======\==-----\1           Nanako


Staring dumbfounded as her huge rock is splintered, Nanako's features drop, going white for a brief moment. Seconds later the girl is attempting to scramble to one side, to avoid that mic stand. doesn't work. The result? Nanako is pegged upside the head, sent reeling to one side again--but she maintains her footing. ...somehow.

Wobbling back onto her two feet, Nanako pivots around, rubbing her head. "H-hey!" she cries. But rather than attack, her eyes drop to a close, her features mildly frustrated. How bothersome! Does she attack thereafter? Oh no. Instead she clenches her hands, letting them drop to her sides as she again concentrates, those curious pink points of light rising like tiny fireflies around her feet.

COMBATSYS: Nanako gathers her will.

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Aislinn          1/-----==/=======|=======\======-\1           Nanako

... so that is the game Nanako wants to play. Very well; Aislinn is prepared to do such a thing as well. She remains right where she is, with a little almost-grin... win or lose... if someone asked (well someone like Foxy)... getting that hit made her feel... better. Which is probably NOT good... but then, Ai was never meant to -be- good. She sinks her center of gravity by a few inches, once again tensing, energy flowing through her invisibly...

A kid in the crowd says, quite clearly, "Mama, it's like Dragonball T!"

COMBATSYS: Aislinn gathers her will.

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Aislinn          1/-======/=======|=======\======-\1           Nanako

"W-what??" Aislinn's at it again? A standoff of sorts, Nanako's expression hardens, her brow ticking lightly as she observes. She's focusing too? Well, this just won't do at all, will it?? "Oh man," A hand rises, slapping audibly against her forehead. How's she gonna handle this?

"Prepare!" the girl cries, pointing a finger yet again at Aislinn. There's little time given afterwards--rushing forward, she closes in on her opponent before she zeroes in on the Silent Assassin. Attempting to breach her defenses, if any, Nanako executes a side kick--but it doesn't stop! Another kick follows, her body lifting off the ground as she executes a one-eighty turning kick, and the last, a flipping back-kick aimed for Aislinn's jaw as she attempts to send her stumbling back!

What a tough cookie!

COMBATSYS: Aislinn interrupts Celestial Axis from Nanako with Whirlwind Lariat.

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Aislinn          1/---====/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Nanako

The only kick that will hit is that side kick. And even then, it doesn't hit that hard... because Aislinn's already in motion, making the impact hit off-center. Her movement? She twists forward, and down, winding up, ducking under the second kick... and the third never gets to come out as Aislinn suddenly spins upwards, pushing off with strong legs, arms out and held stiff as she lariats upwards, pummeling Nanako several times in the space of a few seconds...

The first kick lands--but it's thereafter she forgets what she was doing. Pommeled rather ruthlessly, Nanako's sent up into the air, a flurry of kicks driving her sky before she's left to fall lifelessly to the ground, a small cloud of dust rising up from impact. She's down, but she sure isn't out yet! In fact, Nanako rolls back before she pushes forward, leaping quickly to her feet.

"That was good!" she exclaims, again pointing a finger at the other fighter. "And it hurt! I'll give you that! But don't you dare write me off yet, you hear!?" That said the ever-persistent Nanako LUNGES forward, closing in swiftly before she curls inwardly into herself. Why for?

Well, once she's close enough the ground beneath her springs to life in pink energy as she kneels, a circle of brilliant light erupting. From there the earth erupts in a pillar of brilliantly (and kind of awkward) pink chi. Her intent is simple: to catch Aislinn in this eruption and juggle her painfully about before it disperses.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn overcomes Purifying Light of Dawn from Nanako with Needle Storm.
- Power hit! -

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Aislinn          0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0           Nanako

Write her 'off'? Hardly. The fight is still ongoing and Aislinn doesn't intend to stop until Nanako does... or until she's forced to. Nanako's lunge almost gets Aislinn to make dodgy evasive manuevers... but there's something... she watches Nanako's curling and senses something different. Just before the eruption of pink energy, Aislinn crouches, and leaps up and backwards, gathering her own energies; the roiling storm-column of psi blazes before her, and Aislinn begins counteracting it with her own energies, spitting out from joined palms in a torrent of red-white electric chi 'needles', negating that energy, with a few left over to sizzle towards Nanako.

COMBATSYS: Nanako slows Needle Storm from Aislinn with Expelling Prayer.

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Aislinn          0/-------/------=|=======\-------\1           Nanako

Try as she might to catch Aislinn in her column of furiously pink psionic energy, it would seem that it's otherwise a failure. Her energies overcome, the needles of chi come raining down toward the crouched Nanako, dispelling her attack. Blinking, the girl raises up in a half-crouch, looking up just in time to see the energy. Think fast, Nanako!!

That's when she rolls back onto her back and thrusts her palms forward, a blast of pink energy swelling in her palms before it launches forward, dissipating a lot of what is sent from Aislinn at Nanako, but still some press through, pelting the poor girl. They smart. A lot.

Slowly but surely Nanako peels herself from the earth, rubbing her head idly. "Maaan," she groans, clearly sore. "You're freakin' difficult!" Brows furrow, her expression resolute as she exclaims, "But I won't give up!!"

Nanako's choice of tactic lets Aislinn drop from her extended flight; rather than in a cloud of dust, she lands neatly on her feet, shifting her weight back and forth as she now adopts a Tae Kwon Do stance. She's moving forward, swiftly, her feet switching back and forth between left-lead and right-lead, ducking and shifting... closing in.

Once within range, Aislinn fakes a swift, low shin-kick with her leading right leg, but really intends to connect with a heavier roundhouse kick for the head.

COMBATSYS: Nanako parries Aislinn's Medium Kick!

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Aislinn          0/-------/------=|=======\-------\1           Nanako

Fake she might, but Nanako's paying far more attention to Aislinn than she's given credit for. Rushes, Nanako crouches briefly, eyes narrowed as she watches the other girl's feet. Only when she's near does the girl suddenly pivot on her heels, avoiding that roundhouse to the head with careful footing. Using this moment the girl flashes a toothy grin, eyes wide as she exclaims, "An opening!"

Pivoting back around, Nanako lunges in close, attempting to seal the distance between herself and Aislinn. "Taste this! My NYANKO--!" She delivers one blow, then another...and another. ..numerous, furious blows to Aislinns chest. "SUPER--!!"Crouches low, Nanako swings up, executing a finishing uppercut toward her jaw. "DESTROYER!!"

COMBATSYS: Nanako successfully hits Aislinn with Nyanko Super Destroyer EX.

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Aislinn          0/-------/--=====|=------\-------\0           Nanako

Ow. For some reason... while she's being battered and beaten by this... Nyanko... Super... Destroyer... she's not really seeing Nanako. No, she's seeing another Taiyo girl, albeit one who plays basketball... God, don't ever let Nanako and Mimiru meet. It would be like doomsday. Which is pretty much how Aislinn feels as she's pounded around and uppercutted. She lands flat on her back, a coughing groan torn from her chest from sheer pain. In fact... she's just gonna lay there a moment, before rising to her feet. Well. That was certainly painful... but, like Nanako said, don't write her off yet. Aislinn sets herself, as she rises... arms crossed over her chest, in a defensive posture, as she calls upon her ability to gather energy once again. Perhaps she needs it... or maybe she's just trying to sucker Nanako in.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn gathers her will.

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Aislinn          1/------=/=======|=------\-------\0           Nanako

The final blow delivered, Nanako beams brightly, holding the pose solid for a moment, and only breaks when she hears the meaty, unceremonious 'thud' of poor Aislinn's body striking the ground behind her. Only then does she hop forward, spinning midair as she lands, facing Aislinn as she rises from the ground.

Clearly excited, Nanako's expression remains bright and almost cheerful. How can she not? This fight is too fun! But she's not going to drop her guard--not yet. That would be foolish, and dad would be disappointed in her!

What's this? She's not coming again? Very well, then! "Hooooooo," drawing her eyes closed, the girl breathes in slowly, then exhales slowly, hands kept in small fists at her sides. What on earth is she doing? She's not being baited by Aislinn's Sayajin tactics, that's what!

COMBATSYS: Nanako gathers her will.

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Aislinn          1/------=/=======|=====--\-------\0           Nanako

Fortunately, this time, Aislinn doesn't seem to be intending to do the "HAAA" "HAAA" "HAA" kind of thing... the fight is near an end, really, and it's probably best to try and end it. And... so... to that purpose, Aislinn rushes forward, her arms slightly lowered--more of a karate stance... some in the crowd are wondering just how much martial arts the Silent Assasin knows? She's demonstrated a little bit of everything, but this next attack is pure Aislinn.

As she closes with Nanako, she executes a two-stage attack. Stage 1 is a swift right knee, snapping up and in at Nanako's gut, aimed to hit soft, vulnerable tissue. Stage 2 is--a great breakfast, fresh fruit you wouldn't believe. Or... not. Because really, it's a snapping side kick, delivered regardless of Nanako's reactions. If successful it'll hit Nanako right where the knee hit...

COMBATSYS: Nanako counters Knee Lance from Aislinn with Auspicious Hand.

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Aislinn          1/------=/=======|===----\-------\0           Nanako

Opening her eyes, Nanako's treated to the vision of Aislinn rushing forward, intent on striking the girl with a swift kick right for her stomach. Having none of this, Nanako widens her eyes briefly before she exclaims, "Whoa!" again and lurches into action, breaking her concentration. A hand breaks free from her side, igniting in pink energy as she swiftly thrusts it to one side, to shoo Aislinn's knee away. Successful, she steps forward, coming in close to blast the woman in the stomach with psycho power energy, both palms slamming against her gut.

That said Nanako steps back and pants, winded to say the least. Hooboy, this Silent Assassin girl is damned tenacious.

The attack certainly staggers Aislinn; she staggers back, hands going to her stomach--she's going to have some interesting bruises come tonight... and she would, were she given to do such things, argue that Nanako is at -least- as tenacious as Aislinn herself is. Hoping that the other girl is wearied, Aislinn winds up, as tired as she is...

Once again, she advances on her opponent; she's close enough to start her attack from the onset, as she forces her body through a spinning round step. Her hands sweep out, and in their wake a flaring, wide, razor-like arc of electric chi sizzles into being, intended to bisect Nanako's body horizontally. But she doesn't stop there... she continues to step forward, through five revolutions total, each one marked with a flaring, sizzling arc of that energy, and then, the last attack of the combination... Aislinn spins, but stops, and raises her hands up high, summoning a large 'blade' of chi energy, white with a red tinge, straight up out of the ground underneath Nanako, to complete it.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn successfully hits Nanako with Shining Rondo.

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Aislinn          0/-------/-------|=======\=------\1           Nanako

Try as she might to AVOID all that scary electric chi, Nanako's got herself in quite a pickle. Struck once, she's sent tossing about, caught in the flurry of energy that otherwise tosses her and cuts her ruthlessly, the last thrusting up from the earth and causing her to spiral high above, only to fall painfully to the ground after all is said and done. Groaning lightly, Nanako peels herself from the ground, rubbing her face and idly tending to what wounds mar her arms and upper body. Damn, that smarts.

Furrowing her brows, the girl exhales and staggers lightly, hands glowing with pink energy. Using the last of her effort she thrusts her arms forward, tossing a ball of pink-colored psycho power at Aislinn...before she staggers to her knees and tilts her head absently to one side. "Maaaaaan, I'm beat," she whines dejectedly. Fight more, Nanako cannot.

COMBATSYS: Nanako can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Aislinn negates Expelling Prayer from Nanako with Needle Shot.

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Aislinn is beat as well... but that doesn't mean she gives free hits. She steps back once, twice, and raises a hand as the ball of psycho power comes in; that upraised hand glows and she looses one of those thin chi rays into the power ball, collapsing it utterly. She looks tired.. and close observers can see that she's actually trembling from exhaustion... but she's still standing.

Before the League officials come in, Aislinn regards her fallen opponent. It was a close fight, and a good one. She will be seeing more of Nanako, she's sure.

Log created by Nanako, and last modified on 20:10:40 09/16/2006.