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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2018, 04:23:44 PM »
Rook's aura was low, and getting lower. He didn't even need to look at his readout to know that he couldn't take much more. Thankfully, she hit the ground with a satisfying thud. Rook allowed himself a moment to grin, landing his first hit. Some might chastise him for it, considering what he had to give up, but the fact that he was able to land a hit at all against this kind of opponent was pretty impressive.

'Now all I have to do is make sure that it isn't the only hit I land.' He reached his arm back, the shield extending so that it'd do as much damage as possible. All of a sudden, he saw her sitting up again, her weapon extending and pointed towards him. Rook knew he had a choice to make, but really, there wasn't much choice at all. He tilted his head to the side, taking the blow and making sure he got his hits in. He aimed the first punch for her head. It would be brutal, but probably the only chance he had at winning this thing.

Hoping the punch would rattle her, he aimed the second strike for her side, trying to get as much in before she got away again.

Attack Log:
Shield-Punch (10%)
Punch (5%)

Rook's Combat Stats:
Aura: 49%
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Rook Ryder - Leader of Team CNRS (Cinereous) - First Year Beacon Student

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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2018, 06:34:45 PM »
At almost double the aura levels Miss Skylark clearly held both the upper hand and the upper ground. Her combat experience had improved notably - at least from what this 'old fogie' could witness with his own eyes - something which he attributed to her constantly being up and about at night. Yes, the school was aware of both her lack of sleep and what she did with that time - Beacon's campus was home to co-ed dorms, and children were still children. Drawing multiple late-night shifts to oversee the security system had given Ferus ample evidence of how he was busted in his old school days.

However, the tenacity of Mr Ryder was admirable, if unfortunately little more. At the cost of half his aura and a clever application of his Semblance he'd managed to pull the airborne fighter down to earth where he could fight on his own terms. It was what came next that truly piqued Ferus's interest; with a severe disadvantage Mr Ryder would have to pull every trick in the book to get even, nor was Miss Skylark any slouch in the melee department.

Finally leaning forward for the first time in any match, the professor studied the ongoing match with a renewed vigour.
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2018, 07:10:01 PM »
Prism's not in much of a place to block. Unfortunately for her, the first punch hits, as does the following one to her ribs - but other than the breath being knocked out of her (again), Prism shows no sign of simply laying back and taking it. If Rook wants to keep on top of her, he's going to need to try much harder.

While Rook pounds away, it isn't hard to transform Hawk's Eye back to it's small storage form, instead of an unwieldy six-foot long pole. As Rook pulls back from the punch to her ribs, Prism goes to shove the small box between the two of them, planting it between her legs, before flicking the switch alongside it that would transform it back into it's glaive mode. The butt of the glaive would be pointed into the ground, between Prism's leg, but the pole would extend so the blade was thrust up directly into Rook's stomach as it transformed - held steady by Prism, it should force the two apart, unless Rook had a way to phase through her weapon.

Attack Log:
Point-Blank Glaive Stab through Weapon Activation (5%)

Prism's Combat Stats:
Aura: 80%
Hawk's Eye: 0/5
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2018, 02:39:38 AM »
If there was anything Rook needed to avoid, it was getting cocky. He may have landed in a few strikes, but he was still on the losing end of the fight, and he needed to turn it around. His mind raced at a million miles an hour, trying to think of a way to keep her from getting free, but it appeared that she found a way out before he got the chance. Her hands moved like a blur, and all of a sudden her glaive was rushing towards his abdomen.

Almost out of nowhere, in the split second it took for the pole to extend towards him, it clicked. He stood over her and slammed his foot down aiming at her own ankle, her legs still extended on the floor. Planting his foot in place, he grabbed the glaive as it extended, not just allowing it to hit him at full force, but actually pulling it towards his body. It may have made the hit hurt him worse, but it was a worthy sacrifice if his idea worked.

With her hands steadying the weapon at the bottom of the pole, he leaned back with all of his body weight, his hands gripped at tightly as he could on her weapon. He hoped that between his foot trying to hold her down, and the likely strength difference between the two of them, he'd be able to wrest her own weapon away from her. That would mean no more ranged attacks, and no choice but to get close to him to try and get it back.

Attack Log:
Stomp (5%)

Rook's Combat Stats:
Aura: 40%
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Rook Ryder - Leader of Team CNRS (Cinereous) - First Year Beacon Student

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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2018, 03:37:38 PM »
Prism's eyes briefly widen as he suddenly takes the weapon and yanks it away, powering through the flinch as he stamps on her ankle. It only takes her a moment to realize he's trying to take her weapon, before her eyes narrow again and she sets her jaw - Rook is not getting his hands on her weapon.

Instead of passively letting him yank it, Prism shifts her one free foot so it's underneath her, pushing upwards off the ground with her hands still gripping the bottom portion of her glaive's staff. She pushes into his pull, attempting to use his own momentum against him. There's a beat or two of quiet as the wind in the area stills, before an absolutely massive gust of wind whips through the area as well, ripping leaves off the trees and sending anything not tied-down dancing - all channeled directly onto Rook, aiming to make him lose his balance and fall over backwards.

Attack Log:
Gut Push (2%)

Prism's Combat Stats:
Aura: 75%
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2018, 07:51:18 PM »
For a split second, her weapon was moving fast, and Rook thought his plan might have succeeded. Unfortunately, the feeling dissipated as quickly as it had appeared, and he saw her grip tight on the shaft, her knuckles turning white and her jaw set. She was definitely determined, he had to give her that. He jolted the blade to the side, keeping it in his grip as she pushed it forward, but causing it to harmlessly pass close by his torso.

Still, not all was lost. Even with her hands still on the glaive, Rook had a lot of influence on how she could use it, and she was still at close quarters. However, Rook's thoughts were interrupted by the feeling of a cool breeze against his face, rapidly followed by a howling wind that he could feel moving his entire body. 'I figured out that her semblance had something to do with wind, but this? This is-' He thought before interrupting himself. He didn't have time for tangents.

He stood firm against the wind for a moment, his eyes squeezed shut, but couldn't keep it up for very long, especially with one of his feet trying to pin down her body. Rook fell to the ground, entirely focused on keeping her weapon in his grasp. His back hit the ground with a dull thud, knocking the wind out of him, but he held his grip nonetheless. Suddenly, his eyes shot open, glancing at his opponent, now standing over him. Rook moved as quickly as he could, letting go of the glaive with one had and using it to touch the ground, causing his aura to once again solidify around him, locking him into place.

Hopefully, what she didn't know would end up hurting her. She knew he couldn't be moved while his semblance was active, and so there was no chance of wrestling her weapon from his hand, still tightly closed around the shaft. What she didn't know was that he could only keep himself locked for a fairly limited amount of time. Rook just had to hope that he could hold it long enough to accomplish what he was trying to do.

Rook's Combat Stats:
Aura: 40%
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Rook Ryder - Leader of Team CNRS (Cinereous) - First Year Beacon Student

 

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