[PoST Round 2] Shizuha Aki vs Suika Ibuki

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[PoST Round 2] Shizuha Aki vs Suika Ibuki

Postby Shizuha Aki » 29 Mar 2013 21:44

"Meet me at the Human Village."

That's what the note said, or at least what Shizuha Aki assumed it said, because frankly it was almost illegible. However, this was the safe assumption to make. It was either that, or find out whether there was a "Mound of Pie Village", and she didn't want to ask about that.

She was of mixed feelings about fighting here. On the one hand, this was familiar territory for her. She sold various sweets and liquors here, and knew most of the people by name. On the other hand, it was full of noncombatants who could get hurt if this duel went anything like her one with Mononobe no Futo.

Curious people showed up as Shizuha prepared. She told them, "You should get inside. I'm going to be fighting an oni. It will be dangerous." Wrong move. Instead of getting inside, people had called to their friends and family to come out and watch. Benches and chairs were dragged out, and pretty much all work had stopped. Bottles of wine and beer were opened in anticipation.

So be it. They wanted her to give them a show? She'd make it one they would never forget.
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Re: [PoST Round 2] Shizuha Aki vs Suika Ibuki

Postby Suika Ibuki » 31 Mar 2013 05:06

It wasn't long before a certain little oni came tumbling out of a nearby tavern, drunkenly stumbling in Shizuha's direction. In her hand was a half-empty bottle of fine liquor that, somehow, gave the impression of not having been properly paid for.

"Looksh like I'm th'last one t'the party." Suika punctuated each sentence with a swig from the bottle. "We got ourselves quite th'audience fer thish one! Y'ready to start the fesht... festivalities... festa... the fun part?"

She shoved past a few humans, making her way into the makeshift ring formed by the bystanders' bodies, and faced her opponent, chugging down the rest of the bottle before tossing it away to shatter on the stone-paved ground.

"You guys really oughtta stand back a bit more," she said to the gathered crowd, turning half away from the godess, seeming completely unconcerned with her opponent. "It'd be a bother if some o' you got yerselves killed." That made most of them take a step back, at least, but keeping them safe would still no doubt be troublesome for both fighters.
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Re: [PoST Round 2] Shizuha Aki vs Suika Ibuki

Postby Shizuha Aki » 01 Apr 2013 02:54

Coming from anyone else, that level of drunkenness, where her opponent could almost fall over if pushed, would be either insulting or sad. However, Suika was an oni, and legend had it their combat prowess was proportional to how drunk they were. If so, then Suika's battle aura would be at least the size of the aura of alcohol smell her breath produced.

She waited for the applause for her challenger arriving to finish. The oni's concern for the citizens did put a smile on her face, she had to admit. No sense having such a stylish battle if people got hurt during it.

She turned to the oni and told her, "I am Shizuha Aki, goddess of trees." That declaration had worked before. "And you must be Suika Ibuki. Shall we get this fight started?" With nary even a thought, she stepped backwards into the air, levitating upwards, and as she did, she swept a hand around, bringing forth a spray of leafy bullets, which fluttered from an orderly spiral-like pattern to a dizzying cloud in moments.

However, she was conscious of the crowd around her, and each of those bullets would turn into a regular, fluttering, harmless leaf once it neared the spectators or buildings. She allowed herself a moment of worry for what would happen if Suika were drunk enough or Shizuha herself were preoccupied enough to forget about her audience.
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Re: [PoST Round 2] Shizuha Aki vs Suika Ibuki

Postby Suika Ibuki » 24 Apr 2013 22:51

The little oni laughed, genuinely amused by her opponent's ostentatious declaration. "A goddess huh? Don't get to party with one o' them often! I'll admit ya got a bit o' style, but it ain't gonna save ya from takin' a beatin'! I got a reputation ta keep up as a fierce oni, y'know."

She seemed to ignore the spiraling leaves as they gathered, and even as they approached her, taking a long chug from her gourd rather than duck for cover or make any obvious defensive preparation. But as the leaves whirled closer, her plan soon became obvious. She lowered the gourd and, with a puff of her cheeks, unleashed a blast of ignited sake, burning the leaves to harmless cinders before they could reach her and causing some of the spectators to recoil from the heat, but not so much as singing any of the gathered humans.

"I've had more trouble'n that walkin' under a shady spot in the fall. Ain't gonna be too fun smashin' ya to bits if that's the best ya can do!" She stumbled drunkenly forward--and turned the momentum into a full-tilt running oni charge right at Shizuha, arms spread out to her sides as if preparing to greet a friend with a tremendous hug.
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Re: [PoST Round 2] Shizuha Aki vs Suika Ibuki

Postby Shizuha Aki » 27 Apr 2013 17:50

Shizuha, frankly, quite expected both that the spray of leaves would be little more than a distraction and that Suika would want to get into close combat, so she was prepared for that eventuality. "Of course that's not the best I can do. It'd be boring if we both started out with our top moves, right?" With that, she somersaulted upward, over the oni's grasping charge, and launched three balls of energy at her foe.

Continuing higher into the sky, she then resumed her leafy barrage, only this time, the rain of leaves was supplemented by a spray of pine needles aimed directly at the oni, with their points made as hard and sharp as steel by the goddess's command. "See, we ramp things up gradually to keep the audience's interest." she laughed as she sought to pin Suika to the ground like a butterfly.
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Re: [PoST Round 2] Shizuha Aki vs Suika Ibuki

Postby Suika Ibuki » 02 May 2013 23:19

The oni tumbled to a stop as Shizuha leapt over her, the three initial projectiles missing her seemingly by pure luck as she wound up sprawled on the floor facing up at her foe. " 'Course we do it that way. And we also do mid-fight banter like this 'cause it's fun." She grinned widely with a little giggle as Shizuha prepared her attack. "Heehee, I can see up yer skirt from here."

Suika rolled to the side just before the first of the needles hit, somehow getting to her feet in the flurry of movement despite never showing any half-decent level of bodily coordination. She tried the fire-breathing trick again to take care of the leaves, but it didn't seem to work on the needles, leaving a dozen or so embedded in the arm she hastily raised for defense before poofing into a fine mist to let the rest pass harmlessly through.

The Suika-mist drifted up toward Shizuha, impervious for the moment to the leafy projectiles, ten thousand tiny voices in unison sounding almost like the full-sized version. "No fun if ya just run away to the sky by yerself an' shoot from there, is it? Wish I didn't have to resort to goin' all misty so early, but ya do what ya need to, right?" A heavy chain with a circular bauble on the end shot out of the mist, aiming to ensnare Shizuha as the mist dissipated, revealing the re-formed little pandemonium to whose wrist the chain was attached.
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Re: [PoST Round 2] Shizuha Aki vs Suika Ibuki

Postby Shizuha Aki » 18 May 2013 19:59

Shizuha was pleased by the hits she dealt, but wasn't expecting Suika to turn to mist. Like most people, she expected the oni to be strong physically, but not so much magically; this one was both. She only barely got an arm in the way of the chain, which got wrapped up. But better that than being completely tied up.

Her vivid imagination saw Suika swinging her around like a ball on a string, so to forestall that, she rushed toward the center of the fog so the chain went slack. However, the only weapon she had was her limited control of autumn winds. Would it suffice?

She held up a card with her unbound hand and shouted, "Borealis "Autumn Wind that Shakes the Trees!" A chill wind whipped up from the north, bringing clouds across the sky, and leaves and branches were brought from the Forest of Magic into it. Shizuha was carried along with it, dancing in the sky toward the vortices at the south part of their arena where the wind was stopped, before being ejected and fluttering north again into another wind. Suika would hopefully be taking the same ride, but a lot faster and less controlled due to her lower density.
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