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1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« on: January 01, 2017, 08:07:47 PM »
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO THE SEMI-FINALS!!" The crowd erupted into applause as Vulco grinned in his booth. "THE VYTAL TOURNEY IS ALMOST OVER, BUT DON'T FRET, THIS IS WHERE THINGS GET REEEEAAAAL INTERESTING!" The crowd erupted into another ceremonious cheer, whoops and hollers came from all corners of Remnant as people tuned into the match from home. "YOU ALL KNOW HOW IT WORKS BY NOW SO LET'S GET RIGHT INTO IT! IN THIS SEMI FINAL ROUND WE'VE GOT LITERALLY THE ONLY ONE NOT FROM BEACON AND A BEACON KID, SURPRISE SURPRISE! IN THE FIRST CORNER, WE HAVE ZABAR AGA, WHO THREW A F ҉   ҉ KING SUN AT HIS OPPONENT LAST ROUND, AND IN THE OTHER CORNER, WE HAVE JUNO VERT, ASTROBOY! NOW, ONTO THE ENVIRONMENTAL SPINNER!" The crowd cheered heartily.

A large holographic image of a lottery machine appears on all sides of the arena, with two spinners. The spinners spun so quickly, making it nearly impossible to make out the passing words. It ticked through the options slower and slower until it finally stopped on Desert and Urban.

"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE SPECIAL THING ABOUT THE SEMI FINALS IS WE GET TO INTRODUCE SOMETHING BRAND NEW TO THIS YEAR'S TOURNEY!"

The floor of the arena lowered and, in its place, arose one new floor. The entire field was swept with sand and throughout it, several buildings with broken windows, collapsed walls, and missing doors stuck out like ancient markers for streets now lost to time. Several croppings of red stone dotted the perimeter of the arena, shielding the faux fallen village from nonexistent threats from outside of their land. All throughout the field, a harsh wind blew, carrying with it the sand that kicked up off the ground, forming a small sandstorm within the field.

"WELCOME TO THE RUINS OF VACUO, NOW WITH WEATHER SYSTEMS!"

Just then, the doors on each side of the arena opened and, from them, out strolled the combatants.

(A coin flip decided Zabar gets the first post. The arena size is that of the 1v1 arena in the show, but still features biomes, though scaled down. Good luck, contestants.)
« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 08:12:08 PM by Dr. Gustave »
Spoiler: Vale • show
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Beacon Professor: Alban Inverno ~ Headmaster of Beacon Academy
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Beacon Professor: Titania Printemps ~ Assistant Headmistress of Beacon Academy
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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 09:02:23 PM »
Zabar stepped out into the arena, shieldin' his eyes from the bright lights that lit the battlefield. After his eyes adjusted to the light, he pulled his hand away from his eyes and lifted both arms into the air, greetin' the crowd around him. He had apparently slimmed down on his outfit for the fight, as both the poncho and button up shirt he wore over his armor were gone. Now, he simply wore his boots, worn out jeans, scavenged armor and gauntlets, his hat and his bandanna.

With the roar of the crowd subsided, he took a deep breath and stepped out into the sandstorm, pullin' his bandanna over his mouth as he did so. The winds reminded him of Vacuo, of home. Harsh as they might be, there was undeniably a nostalgic feelin' to the sand gratin' against his the sides of his face as he walked through the desert. He pulled his hat down lower on his face to better shield from the sand as he made his way out of the sandy wastes into the sandy ruins, thinkin' back to the ruins just north of Vacuo with the fallen spire.

"Focus." He told himself, his voice muffled by the bandanna. His opponent was Juno, the boy he'd met back when the festival first started. Zabar didn't appreciate Vulco mentionin' the fireball, but maybe this time it was just balancin' out. While he'd only sat in on the first round of his partner bracket match, he'd seen some of what his opponent was capable of. He fight hand to hand pretty handedly, which should be interestin', he's got a collapsible shield which might prove an issue for ranged attacks, and two very interestin' oddities. The discs and sword made of light, with a range long enough to reach the other side of the field with the discs, screamed 'semblance' to Zabar.

"Another light manipulator? Weapon creation?" He mumbled to himself as he came to a stop at the center of the town, the harsh winds whippin' around him and pullin' at his hat. Whatever it was, he needed to keep an eye on it. But in the mean time, he waited for Juno to either make his way to the center with him or launch an attack from outside of the town.

His hands tensed as he readied himself to use his semblance at any time. If Juno decided to use his discs, he wouldn't have much time to react with the sandstorm obscurin' his view and even if he did manage to react quickly enough, there wasn't a guarantee he could catch them if they were a semblance. No sense not tryin' though. On the plus side, the sand would also hide the shimmering air in front of his hands when he used his semblance, he might be able to use that to trip up Juno...

But all that was for the fight. Now, all he could do was wait.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 09:05:54 PM by Dr. Gustave »
Spoiler: Vale • show
Huntress: Malina Nahualli ~ Leader of Team MCCA
Speaking: #B3346C Thinking: #8B0C44
Beacon Professor: Alban Inverno ~ Headmaster of Beacon Academy
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Beacon Professor: Titania Printemps ~ Assistant Headmistress of Beacon Academy
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White Fang Captain: Cornix ~ Survivor of Mistral and Captain in Vale
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Council Member: Phaedo Katsaros ~ Figurehead for Faunus/Human relations
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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 09:47:33 PM »
Zabar Aga.

The young Vacuan man that Juno met at the assembly for the Vytal Festival. Juno hadn't seen the guy fight, but he had to be pretty good to make it to the semifinals. Juno couldn't allow himself to underestimate an opponent, especially after the beating Jack had handed him before his accident.

Oh, the media hated Juno for that win. Jack had quite the sizable fan base, and given the incidents with Eau... Yeah, it took quite some effort to quell all the cries of foul play. Juno could have sworn he saw a few disgruntled teenage girls flip him off as he headed to the locker room, too.

Nevertheless, Juno had a fight to win. His team's victory in the 4v4s was substantial, yes, but he couldn't simply ride on that. He and Phi were on their own this time. No sniper support from Verdant, no hit and run from Caja, and no heavy backup from Sam. The fights in the 1v1s were theirs and theirs alone.

As the gates opened, Juno closed his eyes, allowing the visor to slide over his face as he strode out onto the field. It was uncannily bright, mostly due to the arena's artificial sun, but that was less an issue than the sand. A raging sandstorm whipped through the shelled out buildings, and while the loss of visibility was negligible thanks to the visor, it was certainly annoying. Thank the gods for Aura.

Juno was quick to point out his opponent as he strode toward the center of the field. Supposedly, Zabar had "thrown a sun" at his opponent last round. Fire manipulation? Energy, possibly? Juno didn't know, but he would definitely find out. A light smile played at his lips as he reached the center, holding out a hand to his opponent. "May the best man win." he stated, hoping that given their previous interactions, his opponent would be sportsmanlike enough to return the gesture.
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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 03:36:58 AM »
Razzy's in the stands, waving around a small 'Go Zabar!' flag and large foam finger with '#1' written on it. He cheers as his former opponent enters the field, hoping to see a radical battle.
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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 08:04:05 AM »
Nathan sat down, repeating the same moment for what seemed to be the tenth time. Okay, maybe he was exaggerating a bit, but still. This time, he also had his sunglasses on to watch the fight before him. That mini-Sun was bonkers bright.
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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 10:07:05 AM »
Catalina sat as close to the arena as possible. And holy shit, that flag cheering for Zabar is huge even all the way across. He wanted to find Nathan, or at least sit with him silently, he just have a natural liking for him and as opposed to that, dislike Jack for what seems to be manipulating the masses to hate Nathan more the necessary. Or maybe he is just a little anti-social. Cat don't know and don't quite care.
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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 01:00:26 PM »
Zabar chuckled as he met Juno's hand. "I'm sure they will!" With a tight grip, he shook it once before letting the hand slip from his own. "Now if you'll excuse me..." He said as he began to step backward, making sure to keep an eye on his opponent at all times. "There's an old tradition in Vacuo. Two warriors would take ten paces from one another and then draw their weapons. 'Course, we won't be fightin' to the death, but hey it's somethin'." The boy shrugged as he came to his tenth pace, stopping just between two of the buildings to his right. A small alleyway led off into the wastes beyond the town. To his left a small shop with blown out windows and sand crowding the insides.

"Nothin's forcin' ya to do this, hell it'd be smart just to attack me while I'm unawares, but if ya want to wait five seconds after reaching your tenth pace... and draw."

Zabar could feel the chambers in his gauntlets spinning. Ice would be useless out here in the sands, he'd need to get into one of the buildings or use it against a wall if he wanted to get a shot off. Fire would still be effective, but he'd need to be in a closer range thanks to the winds. Propulsion should be fine if he can just fine if he can shrug off the sand. Lightning was his best bet for now.

He ran over the checklist in his head as kept a keen eye on Juno.
Spoiler: Vale • show
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Beacon Professor: Titania Printemps ~ Assistant Headmistress of Beacon Academy
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Council Member: Phaedo Katsaros ~ Figurehead for Faunus/Human relations
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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2017, 02:37:28 PM »
Ten paces. Like the duels he'd read about in history.

Made sense that the only Vacuan representative would try to adhere to that principle. And yes, while it would have been more advantageous to fuck off with tradition, Juno wasn't a dick. Offering a simple nod of approval, Juno began to step backwards, considering his plan of attack. To his right, a two story complex stood, the nearest wall all but torn apart. At his left, an alley between two smaller, but similarly run down buildings offered more accessible cover. A better bet to rush there than to look for higher ground.

Five seconds.

Juno flexed his fingers as he stared his opponent down, the rifle on the small of his back shifting from its boxy storage form. A solid shot to center mass could grant an early lead, and while the option to use the disks or the line to kick things off was tempting, he couldn't afford to give away hints of his ace so early.

One second.

"Draw." Juno stated under his breath as his hand flew to the rifle, tearing it from the magnetic holster on the small of his back and leveling it toward his opponent. The shot was very nearly lined up as Juno pulled the trigger twice, hoping that the six searing rounds that followed could make up for any inaccuracy.

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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 03:03:35 PM »
Zabar knew he needed to dodge as soon as Juno began to move. He should be able to roll out of the way of the disks, he just needed to- It's a gun.

Alright, new plan! The chamber in Zabar's left gauntlet ceased spinning and he quickly outstretched it and fired a burst of kinetic dust, sending him flying into the alleyway just as two of the rounds slammed into his chest. A quick inhalation of filtered air was all he was permitted before he slid to a stop within the alleyway.

He didn't waste any time as the chamber in his right gauntlet spun to its ice dust canister. "Alright. He's got a gun, a sword, a shield, and disc... though two of those might be his semblance. Alright then, let's play..." He stood, halfway down the alleyway, pointing his right hand toward where he'd entered, an his other hand toward the exit leading to the wastes. Waiting.

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Spoiler: Vale • show
Huntress: Malina Nahualli ~ Leader of Team MCCA
Speaking: #B3346C Thinking: #8B0C44
Beacon Professor: Alban Inverno ~ Headmaster of Beacon Academy
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Beacon Professor: Titania Printemps ~ Assistant Headmistress of Beacon Academy
Speaking: #4AA02C Thinking: #E55B3C

Spoiler: Mistral • show
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White Fang Captain: Cornix ~ Survivor of Mistral and Captain in Vale
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Council Member: Phaedo Katsaros ~ Figurehead for Faunus/Human relations
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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2017, 12:11:02 AM »
 So. Cutting and running wasn't quite what Juno had expected of his opponent, but it was something he could work around. As Zabar ducked into an alley, Juno straightened up, stepping into a brisk stride toward the alleyway.  He was already off to a decent league, and having his opponent on the run this early could be an advantage. So on he strode, only to be stopped as Phi materialized on his shoulder.

"Hollup." she started, keeping communication limited to his headset.

Where did she learn "Hollup" from?

"An alley has three points from which you can engage. sides, and air. He'd expect you from the sides, right?"

Juno paused, taking into consideration what he had just heard. Going in blind from the side would haven't been the greatest decision, now would it. He'd have an escape route, or would be ready for a confrontation in a narrow corridor. Seeing as how his opponent had sandwiched himself between two buildings, Juno saw fit to scale one of them, choosing the one nearest to him as a prime candidate. Thankfully, his opponent wasn't currently able to see him, making scaling the building that much easier with the assistance of a grappling line. Once on the roof of the building, he kept his footsteps light and his stance low as he crept toward the edge, glancing at the building across from him. A light sigh escaped his lips as he noticed that the adjacent building's roof had been torn apart. He had made the right choice.

Once Juno was at the edge of the roof, he glanced down at his opponent, pausing a moment before bringing the rifle over to the edge. The action prompted several sizable chunks of rubble to fall off of the building and onto the alley below, something he silently cursed himself for as he lined up the shot to Zabar's head and pulled the trigger.

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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2017, 04:31:55 PM »
If not for the harsh winds of the desert, Zabar was sure he could have hear his opponent sneaking up on him. In retrospect, he was an idiot for not checking above and he got what he deserved. But now...

As the rounds slammed into the back of his head, he ducked into roll and moved out of the way of any more projectiles, though they didn't come. He quickly whipped his head back around and spotted where he'd been fired on from. Well, it was worth a shot.'

In the next moment, Zabar cycled his right hand to kinetic dust and launched a burst from both gauntlets to launch himself up onto the roof with Juno, mere meters from the boy. With a smirk and a nod, he clapped his hands together, the metallic clang sounding over the whipping winds. "Alright!" He said as the chambers in his gauntlets both cycled to ice dust. "I'll be the first to admit, that was a mostly bad idea. Maybe after last round I got a bit complacent. Dustin prob'ly wouldn't be too happy if I lost here, so..." Zabar planted his back foot and parted his hands. "... Let's get to the fun part!"

The Vacuan speedily launched himself forward, pushing off of his back leg and getting him just within range of Juno. His first move was using his right hand to swipe at the gun, aiming to either knock it out of the boy's hands or at least knock him off balance. While his arm was extended, he shot out his left hand toward Juno's chest, trying to push him back. Finally, Zabar brings his riight hand swinging back toward his opponent's head.

(Aura: 85/100)
(First swing: Knock at weapon)
(Second swing: 10%)
(Third Swing: 13%)
« Last Edit: January 08, 2017, 04:43:53 PM by Dr. Gustave »
Spoiler: Vale • show
Huntress: Malina Nahualli ~ Leader of Team MCCA
Speaking: #B3346C Thinking: #8B0C44
Beacon Professor: Alban Inverno ~ Headmaster of Beacon Academy
Speaking: #104E8B Thinking: #56A5EC
Beacon Professor: Titania Printemps ~ Assistant Headmistress of Beacon Academy
Speaking: #4AA02C Thinking: #E55B3C

Spoiler: Mistral • show
Huntress-in-Training: Brook Pallas ~ Member of Team CNBR
Speaking: #4863A0 Thinking: #98AFC7
White Fang Captain: Cornix ~ Survivor of Mistral and Captain in Vale
Speaking: #D0DAE0 Thinking: #BCC6CC
Council Member: Phaedo Katsaros ~ Figurehead for Faunus/Human relations
Speaking: #667C26 Thinking: #B6CC76

Spoiler: Vacuo • show
Hunter-in-Training: Zabar Aga ~ Member of Team DAW
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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2017, 05:37:13 PM »
(Grab Cancel granted by Gus)

Zabar didn't seem that great at mid to long range. Good to know. Juno kept his finger on the trigger as he tracked his opponent. He should have pulled the trigger, but that opportunity was quickly lost as his opponent rocketed up to the rooftop. An unexpected move, yes, but not one Juno didn't adjust to as he pushed off of the ground with his forward foot, putting a bit of space between the two as Zabar spoke. The guy was talkative, and Juno honestly could have just shot him in the knee then and there.

Hell, he was about to pull the trigger when Zabar dashed forward, slamming his fist into the barrel of the rifle and sending it flying off to the side, skidding against the roof. With the loss of his gun, Juno grounded his stance and brought up his fists, only to be surprised as his opponent attempted to push him back. The palm strike itself dealt some degree of hurt, but didn't succeed in imbalancing the heavier of the two fighters. A good thing too, as Juno's present position allowed him to better deal with the incoming backfist.

The armor clad fighter was quick to bring up his forearm to intercept Zabar's strike, frowning as his aura dropped a bit before wrapping his arm around his opponent's, his hand pressed against the Vacuan's shoulder. Juno then drove his foot into the back of his opponent's knee, pushing down at the same time in an attempt to force the young man to his knees. As Juno planted his foot against his opponent's back and forced his arm further, he considered saying something. A cheeky one liner to lighten the mood. But hey, Zabar wasn't a dick, there was no reason for Juno to be.

So Juno was silent as he pushed off of Zabar's back, releasing his arm and shoulder in the process. Once he had finished with his maneuver, the young man looked over the rooftop for his gun, spotted it, and strode toward it, a wary eye on his opponent as he did so.

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(Intercept: 3%, Grab: Imbalance and influence via biomechanics, Kick to the knee: 7%, Shove: 5%)

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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2017, 08:19:21 AM »
Nathan blinked quickly all of a sudden. He didn't know why, but he felt as if he'd been watching those two duke it out for over a month.

Still, this was pretty fun.
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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 08:00:14 PM »
As Zabar stumbled forward after having been released from Juno's hold, he quickly whipped himself around and shot forward both of his arms, sending two waves of ice dust rushing toward the weapon and toward Juno's feet. He clenched his fists shut as he felt the gauntlet give a small vibration as a warning of low dust. He didn't waste another moment, deciding not to check if the ice had secured both the weapon and Juno's feet to the ground, as he kicked himself up off the ground and launched himself toward the boy's gut, shoulder first, in an attempt to knock them both off of the roof.

As the two fell from the roof, Zabar's gauntlets began to cycle, spinning the left gauntlet to lightning dust and the right gauntlet to propulsion dust. He quickly launched off a burst of propulsion dust, allowing him to slow his fall and letting him land safely on the sands below, the storm raging around him.

[Aura: 70/100]
[Shoulder to the gut: 15. If Juno lands hard on the ground, I don't know, 2 I guess.
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Re: 1st Year Semi-Finals: Zabar V Juno [Limited: 2/8]
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 08:24:39 PM »
[Grab granted by Gus]

Ice dust. Why was it always ice dust that screwed him over?

The young man glared at his opponent as the gun he had reached for was encapsulated in the ice, the crystalline structures of water soon ensnaring his ankles as well. All Juno could do was watch his opponent charge at him and brace for impact... and fire a grappling dart into the floor of the roof before said impact. While Zabar's shoulder check definitely hurt, Juno didn't go flying off of the edge as expected, as his anchor into the roof caused him to swing down through a window on the floor below, rolling into the floor and coming out on his feet. So his opponent still had some fight in him. That was good. And he was stronger than anticipated. Not nearly as fragile as Jack or Xanh had turned out to be. Perfect.

Juno poked his head out of the shattered window for his opponent, the line retracting into his wrist, but not dissipating. He could make out a form not too far from the two story's ground level, and he had the element of surprise. Moving back a few paces, Juno darted forward and took a flying leap, firing the dart into the ground before him, and using the centrifugal force to accelerate his descent, ripping it from the ground and sliding into his landing. As he approached his opponent, Juno fired the dart a third time, ensnaring Zabar's ankle. Juno then rose to his feet, the shift in weight acting as a hard brake as he tugged his opponent's leg out from under him, and close enough for Juno to throw a devastating hook toward his stomach, intending to drive his opponent into the ground.

[Aura: 72/100]
[Grab yank: 2, Hook punch: 10, Impact to ground: 1-3]
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