World Warrior 2007 - [Pre] Ingrid vs Lykaio

Description: The World Warrior tournament is great at putting unfamiliar people in unfamiliar places. Where else can a Greek demi-god face a red-eyed Norwegian? (Draw Match)

Gyeongbokgung. The Korean Royal Palace. Really freaking large oriental styled at the main building's entrance, and a long wall stretching out from it. Really, except for the massive scale, it's not all that different from a number of places in Asia, at first glance. But presumably, royalty lives here. Or did at some point.
Lykaio doesn't wonder about these things as he sits on the steps of the entrance Korean Royal palace, staring up at the sky. He doesn't question why a government is letting them fight in a royal palace, taking it as his granted position. But he does wonder if this fight will harm the palace that has stood here for so long. A slight smile at the nostalgia of things he doesn't remember...
Three orbs slowly circle around him, electricity arcing to them from him every now and again.

Walking up to the cordoned off section that the contenders are to fight in, Ingrid's eyes sweeps over the grand palace, smiling a little to herself. She has a fairly good idea why they'd let them fight here. Tourism. Everyone is going to be watching the World Warrior tournament, and everyone who sees this match is going to see the grand architecture behind them and wonder where it is. And then, of course, the announcers will tell them where it is, and perhaps some people will decide they'd like to go visit.
Money, it practically makes the world go round, doesn't it?
The young woman walks up to Lykaio slowly, and gives him a small curtsy. "Good to see you again so soon, Lykaio. Are you ready?" She takes a few steps back, enough so that if something goes wrong the palace itself will be in no danger. "No holding back now, even if I'm a girl. I won't be holding back against you, hmm?" She's smiling, half teasing.

Lykaio blinks as he notices Ingrid's arrival. He stands up and smiles a bit, then shakes his head. "You know asking things like that is impossible. I'm not going to crush your neck under my foot just to keep you down." He walks into the cordoned section on the opposite side of Ingrid, and falls into a defensive position....
A vague electrical glow surrounds one of his hands as he watches her, trying to get up the will to fight a girl as seriously as he can.

COMBATSYS: Lykaio has started a fight here.

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Lykaio           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Ingrid has joined the fight here.

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Ingrid           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Lykaio

COMBATSYS: Lykaio focuses on his next action.

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Ingrid           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Lykaio

Ingrid raises an eyebrow at Lykaio. "I wouldn't think you the kind of person to crush anyone's neck under your foot, Lykaio. But if you don't fight me seriously you will lose, that I can assure you." It's not that she's overconfident, to her it's just a simple fact that if two people are equally matched and one isn't trying, the other is bound to win. "I understand that you don't wish to hurt me, but I'm stronger than I look. You must hurt your opponent in order to win." She then smiles softly, "And I have been hurt far worse in the past than you have the capability of doing to me, so don't hold back." During this speech she's watching him, not only to see if her words are having an effect, but also studying his tactics.

COMBATSYS: Ingrid focuses on her next action.

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Ingrid           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Lykaio

"What I'm trying to say that is that no one ever really fights to their full power in things like this. It's just a matter of degree... unless you're Shenwoo, I guess." Lykaio's face briefly becomes the distaste of someone tasting something bitter, then he grins. "But I think neither of us will fight to our full potential today. Is this such a bad thing?"
He rushes towards her, and aims a palm at her chest, stopping a few inches away from an actual physical strike to let a torrent of electrical energy arc into her... if she's still standing there.

COMBATSYS: Lykaio successfully hits Ingrid with Release Omega.

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Ingrid           0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0           Lykaio

Ingrid nods her head to Lykaio, not entirely understanding what he's saying but going along with it nonetheless. When he comes forward she immediately jumps backwards, trying to get away from him. It isn't fast enough, however, and when she lands he's right on top of her, the hand pouring electricity into her body and causing her to jolt. Yes, he was definitely powerful, she had to give that to him. If she wasn't careful he'd make a quick end of her, but she doesn't intend to let that happen. In retaliation she swings her hand low, golden energy trailing from it. As her hand comes forward a large brightly shining ball appears at near point blank range, raising up slowly for Lykaio's chest.

COMBATSYS: Lykaio just-defends Ingrid's Sun Shot!

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Ingrid           0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0           Lykaio

Lykaio bites his lip a little as he sees her jolt from electricity, than takes a deep breath. He grabs one of his own orbs as Ingrid's Sun Shot comes closer, and squeezes it at the last moment, a surge of electrical energy dissipating the shining ball. The energy begins to seep back into him, but he gestures at Ingrid loosely, reaches his hand back out towards her, and it curls back out of him, jumping the last few inches towards Ingrid.

COMBATSYS: Lykaio successfully hits Ingrid with Release Omega.

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Ingrid           0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0           Lykaio

Ingrid attempts to evade again, only to get struck once more with the powerful jolt of energy, wincing painfully and tripping backwards a little. How can she have managed to fall for the same thing twice? She had tried to escape to the left, but hadn't made it in time. Now she's beginning to worry, just a little. She takes a deep breath and clams herself. Time to turn this around. She jumps forward towards him and holds her elbows out, lacing herself with energy and attempting to smash him several times before landing and performing a high kick flip, more psychic energy streaming from her feet as she attempts to plant her heels on his chin.

COMBATSYS: Ingrid successfully hits Lykaio with Sunrise EX.
Glancing Blow

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Ingrid           1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Lykaio

Lykaio is smashed several times by Ingrid's elbows as he tries to move aside - in fact, he falls to the ground just as she starts the flip kick, managing to avoid it out of luck and weakness where speed and skill did not avail him. He rolls out of the way along his side a little - a rather amateur way of getting out of the way - then stands back up, furrowing his eyebrows as he watches Ingrid's movements. Trying to see her chamber a kick or something.

COMBATSYS: Lykaio focuses on his next action.

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Ingrid           1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Lykaio

Ingrid lands back down and watches Lykaio carefully. She knows she's in a bit of trouble since she wasn't able to land a sold blow on him, even if she did nick him up a bit. She must continue to attack, he may be ready for it, but it's the only way. She steps in towards Lykaio and raises her hands, quickly lowering them down and sending a wash of shining energy out, trying to cover him in it. It's one of the moves she uses fairly often, so it's likely telegraphed quite a bit. It's also fairly reliable though, and perhaps harder to deal with using a small orb.

COMBATSYS: Ingrid successfully hits Lykaio with Sunbeam.
- Power hit! -

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Ingrid           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1           Lykaio

Lykaio raises his energy orb to block high, squeezing it to release electrical energy to guard him...
His eyes widen as he sees that it is in fact going low - but by that time it is too late, and he has no time to even begin to block or dodge, his hands are tied up with electrical energy...
He's knocked back quite a ways, making several stuttersteps before falling to the ground. And lays there for a moment.
His eyes slowly blink open, and he grimaces as he presses a hand against the ground to help himself up into sitting position. "Not quite over, Eternal Goddess...." The negative electrical energy from his hand pools under Ingrid... and then lightning begins to strike from the sky towards where she's standing, torrents of electricity passing through the area again and again and again in a couple of seconds. She's seen this attack before, of course... but will that be enough?

COMBATSYS: Lykaio successfully hits Ingrid with Adamant Thunder.

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Ingrid           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|-------\-------\0           Lykaio

%Ingrid has seen this one before, and thinks she knows what to do. She wasn't able last time, but when he presses his hand to the ground she leans forward and flat out runs, trying to get away from the lightning that's about to strike. But... somehow she doesn't make it in time, the lighting using her body as a natural conduit to funnel electricity from her to the ground. Needless to say, it's not an enviable position to be in! She picks herself up slowly and painfully. Looking over at Lykaio with a small smile. She has one last shot in her, so it might as well be her best. A flash of energy surrounds her, and she leans forward and points, a small triangular plane of energy forming in front of her finger. Lykaio is luckily sitting, and where he's at a huge disk of swirling energy suddenly forms...

COMBATSYS: Ingrid can no longer fight.

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Lykaio           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Ingrid successfully hits Lykaio with Sun Delta EX.
- Power hit! -

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Lykaio           0/-------/-======|

The disk takes hold of Lykaio and sears into him, raising up slowly into the air. Ingrid leans forward while this is happening and gives him a teasing salute, the disk releasing him once he's high in the air. When he begins to fall Ingrid raises her hands up and summons up the last bits of her power and then hold them out towards Lykaio's falling form, a large symbol of the Eternal Goddess forming in the air out of her energy and burning into him one last time before he hits the ground.

COMBATSYS: Lykaio takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Lykaio can no longer fight.

...There are, however, problems with fighting all out. As in, you know, getting horribly massacared. Lykaio bites his lip as he sees Ingrid fall down, beginning to get up to check on her... and then his eyes widen as he sees Ingrid rise up again. As the energy disc surrounds him as he crushes his last orb, struggling frantically against the psychic energy, but his power crackles ineffectually.
The disc raises him up into the sky, and he grimaces as he looks down at the ground below. But... this isn't too bad. He should be able to recover from this. And then he sees the huge symbol of energy forming beneath him, and as the energy around him dissipates, is able to see his doom rise to meet him. A loud shout of pain in Greek can be heard through the arena as he finally slams into it, then crumples to the ground.
He just lies there for a moment. "I've... got to hang on, just a little longer...." He summon every ounce of his will, trying to stay awake. But despite his best efforts, his eyes blink shut.

Ingrid lets out a breath. Well, it's not like she's won; that was her last effort. Even if she isn't passing out from it, she can't continue on. The result is, therefore... a tie. How do ties work in the World Warrior? She doesn't know, but she'll likely find out very soon.

Log created by Ingrid, and last modified on 19:23:19 02/23/2007.