MidKnight vs. Kerall (completed)

MidKnight

Villager
MidKnight stands before the gates of the almost complete Tower of the Sword looking for someone evil to pound around for a while!
 
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Zappo

Villager
Hiding at some distance, Kerall and one of his enthusiastic yet dumb young lackeys are watching the tower. "This is going to be a problem, Boss. You should go and smack that guy around to show him who's da man". Mentally flogging the boy for his stupidity, Kerall whispers: "I have not arrived where I am now by taking unnecessary risks".

"But you always go on and on about how you need to fight powerful opponents!", the dummy whines.

"No - I need to
defeat them, and going against a Brown Belt in front of his own fortress is not the way to..."

Meanwhile, a reddish mist forms near MidKnight. Noone but him is looking in that direction right now, and the apparition is totally silent. Before MidKnight can draw attention, the mist coalesces into a foggy devilish form and points one of its vaporous fingers towards the bush where Kerall is hiding.

Your opponent is there. He is totally corrupt and evil. The voice is not a voice - it's as if MidKnight found himself thinking someone else's thoughts. He is my servant. He wants to see your tower crumbled, your family slaughtered, and all honor defeated. Go now.

One of the tower's workers turns his head to MidKnight to ask something, but before he can see the fiend, it has already vanished. Now that his attention has been drawn to the bushes, MidKnight can in fact see that one of them is shaking a bit too much for a windless day.

"Stay still, you *#@$%]£!!". The hushed conversation, too far and low to be heard, continues. None of the two have noticed the apparition.
"...listen lad, how old are you?"
"I'm fifteen"
"You want to reach sixteen, don't you?"


OOC: Challenge accepted, albeit in an unorthodox manner. Kerall would hate me for that, though. :D
 

graydoom

Villager
GrayDoom appears, ready to watch the fight... and more. "Heh heh heh... finally, a good fight. I see that both of you have a good deal of Yen. Let it be known that either of you can bid for my help... the cost of a signature style for one round starts at only 2 yen, and the cost of a dirty trick at only 4...."

ooc: Pretty much at any time, you can declare that you are starting a bid for something from me. The other fighter can make a counter-bid, and so on until one person does not or cannot make another bid. The winner of the bid can then purchase any one ability that can be given for that amount or less.
Generally, the most efficient use of this is to generate a move, then buy the signature style of that move (minimum price of 2 yen). A won 2-point move goes a long way!
 

Zappo

Villager
OOC: Uhmmm... ok. (goes to read the sash rules) ... (finds out that they are nowhere to be found). So, if I ask a signature style for 2 yen, he can say "three!" and counter it (unless I say 4...)? If he wins, does he get a signature style for the round, or does he only gets to counter mine?
 

MidKnight

Villager
OOC: Not sure when they fixed the title editing thing - but GREAT JOB!! (now all we need is the html:D )

IC: MidKnight looks closely at the bush from a distance. He can discern nothing other than that there is someone behind the bush from here.

Not trusting the words of a hell-spawned demon, he decides to check it out himself. He walks close enough to hear hushed words being exchanged. Taking a guess at the nature of the voices he calls out to them, "Stand and show yourself you cowardly dogs!"

When the two cowardly individuals finally show themselves, MidKnight almost laughs at them. "Is this a joke or are you really looking for a good beating???"

MidKnight begins to look around for a suitable judge...

When one arrives he asks for three flags, as he wishes to teach the demon's servant a good lesson about accepting power from such a creature.
 

graydoom

Villager
Zappo said:
OOC: Uhmmm... ok. (goes to read the sash rules) ... (finds out that they are nowhere to be found). So, if I ask a signature style for 2 yen, he can say "three!" and counter it (unless I say 4...)? If he wins, does he get a signature style for the round, or does he only gets to counter mine?
Yup, that's essentially the way it works. Whoever wins the bidding spends that money to purchase one thing from me. You don't have to decide what you want before you start the bidding.

An example of bidding: Zappo decides he wants to see if he can bluff MidKnight out, and bids 2 yen, not saying what he wants. MidKnight, seeing that Zappo's move is a good one, outbids him for 3 yen. Zappo bids 4, and then MidKnight counters with 5, and Zappo is unable to continue. With that 5 yen, MidKnight decides to buy the sig style of his current move. GrayDoom takes the money and give it to him. However, on Zappo's next move, MidKnight has no money to outbid Zappo with....
 

MidKnight

Villager
Hey Zappo - would you prefer a standard match or a strategy match???

ps- I'm only on for about another hour before I have to leave for work, then I should be back on again around 7AM GMT (board time) for a short while.
 

Zappo

Villager
OOC: got it. Uhm... this makes the whole thing very complex! MidKnight could let me buy a signature, maybe after having raised the bid so that I pay 4, and then buy a dirty trick... uhm, we'll see what happens. I reckon that if we had many yen the thing would become very ugly for us and very profitable for you. :D

IC

Kerall stands from behind the bush and kicks away the youngster with a fiery glare. "How the heck did you see us from that distance...", he starts. Then, seeing the judges arrive, he says: "Ok, it seems there's no other choice."
 
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Zappo

Villager
Let's try a strategy match.

Edit: 7 AM GMT means... about 1 AM for you and 8 AM for me, if I am correct. At 8 AM I'll be heading to the university for an exam; it's likely that I'll be online for two more hours from now and then from the early afternoon GMT. Or, of course, I could be entirely wrong :D
 
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MidKnight

Villager
"HA!!"

"I laugh at your puny attempt to insult one of my standing. You appearently forgot that I am immune to your words!"

MidKnight asks for three flags from the judges.
 

MidKnight

Villager
MidKnight contemplates his first hand:

1. The lizard flips through the heavens; shields the efforts of the rain!
2. The dragon dodges across the volcano; reflexively parts the quickening of the flame! - USED
3. The rat drifts within the canyon; waves away the thrust of the stars! - USED
4. The frog illuminates the pond; protects against the offensive of the lightbeam!
5. The lotus blossum kicks through the savanna; fends off the onslaught of the honor! - USED

OOC: acky-pooh!:(
 
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Zappo

Villager
OOC: Uh... what? (goes to see teh rules) ... .... Ok. I'll take away the above, at this point it's only flavor, and not a good one too. Three flags be it.

The fan appears in the midst of the steppes; leaps over the descent of the bamboo!

The sneaky falcon flips underneath the city; blocks the throw of the amphibian!

The fist lies upon the valley; shreds the foray of the snow! (used)

The manticore dodges within the spring; negates the pain of the canine! (used)

The falcon shatters the badlands; negates the slash of the teardrop! (used)


OOC: Uhm... I think this will be a kinda unimpressive fight.
 
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graydoom

Villager
Zappo said:
OOC: got it. Uhm... this makes the whole thing very complex! MidKnight could let me buy a signature, maybe after having raised the bid so that I pay 4, and then buy a dirty trick... uhm, we'll see what happens. I reckon that if we had many yen the thing would become very ugly for us and very profitable for you. :D
Hehe. It does, but we really haven't had a complicated match with bidding yet. Yeah, we've had very high bidding, but that wasn't complex, just high. And yes, I make a tidy profit :D.
Originally posted by MidKnight
Thats how he got to where is now
Heh. It's a big part, but most of my money has actually come from other sources. I've made a good profit selling some things, and fighting other people who had lots of yen (and getting it all :D). BUt still, money from fights probably accounts for at least a fourth of my income, and it is the second most steady way for me to make money (the most steady way is to get into long fights with a bunch of *yen* modifiers, but few are willing to fight me (for very good reason, I suppose :().

Good luck to both of you, and make sure to spend that money!

:rolleyes:
 

Zappo

Villager
OOC: well... let's wait for the judge. You go first, since I have Dirty Trick? Or does the presence of GD count for you as 'potentially' having a Dirty Trick, or something like that?

Edit: GD... can I buy a Dark Influence? That would be really bastard!
 
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MidKnight

Villager
OOC: Most of your fights right now wouldn't be very long GD, between your abilities and your relics...

I will go first (when we have a judge) - don't plan on using GD unless you try to first;) .
 
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Zappo

Villager
OOC: You could change the thread title and add (judge needed).

Yes, GD has more firepower than five warriors of similar rank combined, but the thing is that 1) he has to spend yen to use that power, 2) he does not automatically gain a rank from winning, and 3) he can drop a rank if he spends yen. Unless you have plenty of loot that he is after, he reasonably will not purchase many powers... no point in winning if you drop a rank in the process. Either that, or he is broken (though not broke). :D
 

graydoom

Villager
Zappo said:
Yes, GD has more firepower than five warriors of similar rank combined, but the thing is that 1) he has to spend yen to use that power, 2) he does not automatically gain a rank from winning, and 3) he can drop a rank if he spends yen. Unless you have plenty of loot that he is after, he reasonably will not purchase many powers... no point in winning if you drop a rank in the process. Either that, or he is broken (though not broke). :D
Yeah, that's the whole Catch-22 of being a Sash. Gotta use your powers if you want to even things out (or get an advantage), but can't use your powers because you'll drop in rank if you do. So far, I think I've unleashed my full power only twice... both times because a relic was at risk. Once against Meowth, and for a second time against Wicht. Of course, I won both those fights, so that says something... namely, that Sash fighters are deadly if they care about something else more than losing ranks. Luckily, that is only very rarely the case.

Originally posted by MidKnight
OOC: Most of your fights right now wouldn't be very long GD, between your abilities and your relics...
I usually leave my relics (all but my Ring) "at home" and don't use my abilities in most fights. Only when another relic is at risk do I use either my powers or other relics. For fights that don't have relics at stake I just try to get a 3-flag fight and hope for yen moves! I win one yen move and I'm assured to break even, two yen moves and I'm ahead!

Originally posted by MidKnight
He wouldn't even need to spend money with the relics he has.
Sadly untrue. Of the relics I have, one changes the sig style of a move to turtle, one changes location to hell and/or sig style to wolf, one grants both fighters each other's abilities, one just gives me 1 yen if my opponent uses a special power, and the last one hasn't even had its power decided yet. And the Angel Feather's legality of use is in doubt, and I don't really ever plan to use them. All in all, I have to specially assure very narrow conditions for any of the relics to be useful.

It's a hard life being a Sash, but I've been able to seize a bunch of good opportunities to get where I am now... and Niko is still closing in on me.
 

Wicht

Adventurer
I can judge - though may not be on constantly tonight I will check in and out

Three ancient judges arrived followed by their flag girl. They nod politely to the fighters, wish them luck and then set up shop.

The ancient masters have decreed this match to take place at the forest north-west of the Valley of Shadows on the night of the chopstick.
 

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