[YB] Lady Diamond schools Mianaavri?

Berandor

lunatic
Mianaavri, the Moonlight Princess
******

The little girl had been walking for several days now, and her feet were sore. The gib katana hanging from her waist dragged behind her, drawing a line in the ground.

Where am I going? What will I find there?

She didn't know. She only knew that she had to go on. As Mia was lost in thoughts, she didn't notice the figure rising up before her. Walking onward, she accidentally bumped into the person.

Mia took a step backward, an excuse ready on her lips, when her right arm briefly touched upon the hilt of the sword.
I am a warrior now. Warriors do not give in.They do not excuse themselves. They are strong. They are fierce. They are merciless.

"Wa.. Watch were you're going... yes, watch it!", she burst out. "You... you dirtbag!"
She forced herself to look mean, and dangerous... somehow.
*****

Challenge to all fighters with no more than one signature style/location and no more than one modifier.
 
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Wicht

Adventurer
You realize by the terms of your challenge don't you that this includes any sash, even GD?:D
 

Berandor

lunatic
Yes. Though he wouldn't be able to buy more than one sig style, and more than one modifier.

Actually, the flawed description of the challenge is due to Mianaavri's inexperience.

Berandor
 

Wicht

Adventurer
reiella said:
Hmm I only have one signature style and one location! (Well two I guess if you include the Mind Thief :).
Yeah - the sig you stole counts as your own sig - its not like you are gonna lose it.
 

reiella

Villager
Heh I know, just being silly is all. No big desire to beatup on a white-belt myself either ;) (or a yellow really, but I take opportunities for mind thief that I can :).
 

Lady Diamond

Villager
Lady Diamond had been wandering in the darkness, as is her way at times when she sleeps too lightly, leading the white mare after taking her out for a moonlit ride, wandering the road a bit, lost in thought. She pulls up short and gasps in surprise when the smaller figure of a girl bumps into her.

"Dirtbag?". She smiles. This little one reminds her so much of herself, at her beginnings in this strange land of fighters, and of good and evil. Full of courage, full of fighting spirit, yet inexperienced, and untrained. Inexperience does not belittle a fighting soul such as this, though.

"Ho there little one", she speaks softly, yet she keeps an eye on the katana the girl carries. "My name is Lady Diamond, sometimes called 'the lady dragon', other times called 'the dragon lady'. Why do you wander by yourself so late at night, where are your parents?".

She steps back a bit and hunkers down on her heels to be closer to the girl's eye level, the katana the girl carries implies a bit of fighting skill, yet she wishes to know why a child wanders the night, looking for a fight.

OOC: I will forgo signature style in this match. It will be a slow fight, if the Princess of the Night accepts.

edited to add the following: If the Princess of the Night wins, she will follow me to the Dojo of the Dragon and the West Wind to begin her training.
 
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psychognome

Villager
I accept your challenge!

And to save time, I'll post the insult already:
I find your employer and your groundskeeper to be juvenile, your church to be contemptible, and your defense to be so last decade.
 

Berandor

lunatic
Mianaavri hesitates. Didn't she just insult the woman before her? Why didn't she lash out? It was clear that the "Dragon Lady" was a fighter, but still, she was asking for Mianaavri's parents!

Perhaps she was a nice person, this Lady Dragon... perhaps Mia should wait and see whether she could find someone more... deserving of hits?

But no. She was a fighter, and fighters don't back out of a challenge - they show neither fear nor sympathy.
Mia releases the hold on her katana - the blade's point sags down to the ground again - and holds her arms rigidly to her sides, hands clenched into fists.

"I... I tell you why I'm out so late: I was looking for the likes of you! Little kids grow up in your image - which means spoilt - and even your retainers have become less reliable because of your influence; your dojo is run down and dirty, while you surely are no Lady???"
The questioning tone of these insults sure take a lot of sting out of them.

I find your children and your gardener to be lickspittle, your plantation to be contemptible, and your pride to be laughable.
 

Berandor

lunatic
Psychognome, I'm sorry! Lady Diamond just posted right before you... I'm fine either way, but as Diamond was... well, I hope you're not too annoyed at this.

Unless Lady D, of course, just wanted to fight me out of mercy :)
 

Lady Diamond

Villager
OOC: Hm, "Houston, we have a problem" :) does the Night Princess accept my challenge (and my edited stipulation at the end) and about joining the dojo if she wins? I think Berendor chose one but its difficult to tell with the boards timestamps.
 

Berandor

lunatic
Damn... tried to edit the thread title, but I only edited the pots title...

Anyway, it reads "Lady Diamond schools Mianaavri?", so yes, I accepted the first one's post - which is you, LadyD :)

And yes, I accept the stipulations, though at the moment, they are OOC only.

B
 

Lady Diamond

Villager
OOC: *shrug* yeah, we can't edit thread titles in vB, sucks don't it? And yes, the stipulation is OOC for now, but it relates to the Night Princess, not the Darkwalker. I do understand that you OOC play two roles here, and since I'm giving up sig style.. well.. some "payback" is due in return. And since you accepted. :)

IC:

Lady Diamond grins. Good! The child understands some of the forms of this realm.

"Child, before we begin, it seems demeaning that I can call you nothing but "child". What is your name? She backs off farther, and issues the ritual insult in response:


I find your groundskeeper to be shabby, your house to be hellish, and your teachings to be lacking.
 

psychognome

Villager
Berandor said:
Psychognome, I'm sorry! Lady Diamond just posted right before you... I'm fine either way, but as Diamond was... well, I hope you're not too annoyed at this.

Unless Lady D, of course, just wanted to fight me out of mercy :)
No prob!:)
 

Wicht

Adventurer
Three ancient judges, followed by their heavy laden flag girl arrive and agree to judge the match. They motion to the small girl to pick the length of the fight and then announce...

The ancient masters have decreed this match to take place at the mountain north-west of the Old Hermit's Village on the evening of the sword.
 

Berandor

lunatic
"Two flags... no, wait, three! Or..."
Mia turns her back on the mountain, looking down into the village. Smoke rises from the hearths of the old hermits making their living down there. It is late in the day now, and suddenly she feels very hungry.
"Ah, it is the eve of the sword. The sword cuts deep and quick. Two flags!"

She then bows quickly to the judges and Lady Diamond, and with a face red of eagerness, proceeds.
Her jabs are short and painful, and she tries to keep the honorable warrior at a comfortable distance.

The falcon mangles the island; blocks the speed of the honor then it leaps atop the descent of the mist!

OOC: I wasn't thinking of the Darkwalker, anyhow. I just wanted to say that should I win, either Diamond or Mia would have to bring the topic up...

EDIT: 20,000 spelling errors under the sea :)
 
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Lady Diamond

Villager
So, then. The little one wishes not to say her name. Youth and short stature speak little of fighting skill, yet Lady Diamond wishes more to guide, rather than mangle. Brutality can bend bodies, but only perserverance can guide souls, and thusly the flesh the mind drives. The mountains behind her as well, the simple folk living their lives out as the gods will, Lady Diamond begins.

Lady Diamond bows to the honorable judges, and to her youthful opponent. She matches style (hm, generator stuck) and wards off the child's painful short jabs, leaving no effect upon her person. She blocks the child's line of sight, leaving her open fully to Lady Diamond's next attack.


The falcon swims upon the foothills; shreds the gaze of the willow!
 

Wicht

Adventurer
The judges chuckle to themselves. It is clear that Lady Diamond has underestimated her opponent based on her youth. But as the girl demonstrates youth can be full of energy.

Point and one Flag to Mia, One Flag Neutral
 

Berandor

lunatic
Oh, my. She had forgotten the most basic rules of behavior. Mia stops in her track, bowing rigidly before her opponent.
"Uhm... by the way, I am Mianaavri." She seems finished, but then, almost as an afterthought, adds with emphasis,
"The Moonlight Princess!"

Content, she advances again. For a moment, she forgets whom she is facing, and feels powerful, just like a panther facing a scorpion. She attacks with power, forgetful that sometimes, size doesn't matter, and not thinking of the scorpion's sting.

The jaguar breaks the island; averts the roar of the vermin!
 

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