Part 36: The Return of Anonimous.Oni-born spirit children are not like Dragon-born spirit-children. Their powers are usually quite different and tend to be less unpredictable and much more innate. The Five Elements remain much the same, but the fact is that all oni-born are hideously strong and hideously tough regardless of their element. As the vendor of this little soba-stand sets a cold beer in front of you, you consider the trio of wannabe-ninjas in their red clothes and their pointless posturing.Fire oni can sometimes breathe fire, but most of that they are known for is changing their size and gaining the appropriate strength, mass, and durability that one would think a giant would have. They're also hot-tempered and vicious, as well as being mean drunks. Typical for his kind, you can see the red skin behind his mask, and the small black horns that are slightly curved. This is the one that spoke first. Wood oni are often green skinned, or golden skinned like this particular one, and are resilient. Their powers often involve changing the shape and sizes of objects as well as magic involving food. A Wood oni is no slouch in a fight, but they tend to be less determined than their brethren. Water powers won't be as effective, but they're not as inured to the wind. This seems to be the leader, and his single horn is brightly polished and curved.The muttering one is a Stone oni-child, and he's the most dangerous to you specifically. They're stronger and tougher than any other kind of oni, but they're also the lore-keepers and artisans of the oni-children. It's said Muramasa and Masamune had the blood of oni in their veins. While the Wood oni is carrying a "ninja-to" (as if ninjas used them like swords) the hunched, straight horned fellow is fingering the chains around his waist, which have a fairly massive looking iron ball at one end – a meteor hammer. His beady yellow eyes are glancing side to side, and he is exceedingly nervous in manner.
>>35405072So far, ignoring them has seemed to work nicely, and you drain half the bitter brew and sigh. Typical of a nekomata, Rie is nowhere to be found and you're missing a home cooked meal in favor of soba and takoyaki. “Turn and face your doom, kidnapper of the precious treasure that is Kumatori Kiki, or I will cut you down from behind!” The vendor sets your bowl of fresh soba in front of you, steaming with little bits of roast pork and tiny octopi. Octopuses? Whatever! He sets a pair of paper wrapped chopsticks next to the bowl, and you place the money on his counter. “Hey you! Don't ignore Anonimous or you'll regret it!” That's the Fire oni-child again.  Explain that you're eating and you'll get to them shortly! Ignore them, they'll go away eventually. Ha ha.  Turn around and ask them what they want. Take out the chopsticks and have some of the soba first.  Put a plate over your soba and tell the vendor you'll be right back.
>>35405072Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/35280077/Search for Title: Ryukuza on SuptgBarrier Combat Guide: http://pastebin.com/rZLwzvGxTwitter: @XsQuestmistressHebiki Akari's Tale: http://pastebin.com/3JjNVKbYKurao Yui's Tale: http://pastebin.com/qYJa4PwHKumatori Kiki's Tale: http://pastebin.com/pdjfAEEUAkari's Lesson (R-18): http://pastebin.com/bnGavrhPKiki's Gift (R-18): http://pastebin.com/sLP3NcbCQuest Pastebin: Under reconstruction.Kiku, the shortest, is 5' 1" for ever and ever. Lesbian submissive.Akari is 5' 3", and has another few inches to grow. Sexuality is weird, switch.Yui is 5' 4" and will only grow due to circumstances beyond her control (though she will be able to change her size, being Void oni). Dyke, switch.Kiki is 5' 6", and is at full growth. Bisexual bottom.Ryukusa is tall at 5' 8", but this becomes 6' in her true form. She is fully grown. Lesbian top.Er Yin is the tallest at 5' 10" and is fully grown. Lesbian dominant..Jinyuu is 5' 7" but persistently hovers an extra three inches above the ground or floor because of her nature as a seer. Straight.Hinata Hakase is 6' 3". Sexuality is terrifying. Hidesato is 5' 5". Straight.Kushinada is 5' 8". Straighter.Taisho Ryoga is 5' 9". Who knows.Hyun Chisato is 5' 4”, and is fully grown. Lolicon with plausible deniability.Rie is 8” tall or 5' 5”, and is fully cat. Her sexuality is cat.Ryuu Wakaba is 5' 6" and is fully grown. Straight dominant.>Talismans:Akari – CentipedeEr Yin – ScorpionKiki – ToadKiku – LizardYui – SnakeRyukusa – Matagama-no-Shitoki
>>35405093>[x] Explain that you're eating and you'll get to them shortly!How rude!>Finding the thread on suptg before a tweet or other announcement.Feels weird.
>>35405093>[x] Turn around and ask them what they want.
>>35405093>[x] Explain that you're eating and you'll get to them shortly!
>>35405093> Take out the chopsticks and have some of the soba first.> Explain that you're eating and you'll get to them shortly!
>>35405093[x] Put a plate over your soba and tell the vendor you'll be right back.Dealing with some cockroaches.
>>35405093>[x] Ignore them, they'll go away eventually. Ha ha.
>>35405093Aww yisss, Ryukuza is back!> Explain that you're eating and you'll get to them shortly!
[X] Food first. Everything else second!Turning to Anonimous, you call out to them since they're still a good fifteen feet away, “I'll get to you in a bit. Right now I'm having dinner. Soba is terrible when it's cold. Be patient!”The noodle vendor nods, one hand behind his back and looking calm. “She's right you know, it has to be eaten while it's good and hot!” turning back to the cart, you calmly unwrap the chopsticks, and pry them apart, the squarish base being the only part that is connected on these. You rub them together to make sure there are no splinters and then pull a goodly amount of noodles up and take your first slurping bite of the soba. It's actually quite good, and the ginger he ads gives it just a tiny bit of bite. You nod at the vendor, who looks pleased at your appreciation of his fine wares. As you go to take your second bite of soba, you glance up and see that the vendor is looking alarmed and backing away, and a reddish-orange glow is starting to cover everything you're facing – except where your shadow lies of course. He bolts as you scoop up your bowl in one hand and kick yourself out of the seat and somersault out of the way and the nearly silent rush of fire washes over the vendor's cart, which instantly bursts into flames and starts burning merrily. You land on your feet facing the trio of oni-children, as the red-skinned youth stands up, licking his lips. He's got tiny tusks and fangs, and he leaves his mouth exposed so you can see his malicious grin. The vendor is running off, and undoubtedly the polish will be here in short order. Plenty of time for you to deal with them.... Have another bite and just glare at them. “That was really rude....” Set your food and chopsticks down and take them out quick. “Hey, who do you think you're dealing with here?” Show Red there who's really the boss.
>>35405464>[x] "Hey now, you're gonna have to pay reparations for that cart you know.">[x] Keep eating.
>>35405464> Have another bite and just glare at them
>>35405464> Have another bite and just glare at them.
>>35405464>[X] Have another bite and just glare at them.>[X] “That was really rude....”I wonder if we could give them a rage-induced aneurysm.
>>35405487I'll back this.
>>35405464> “Hey, who do you think you're dealing with here?”
>tfw best time of the week has arrived>probably pass out because haven't slept in 34 hours
>>35405700Dig deep inside yourself, anon! You can stay up!
>>35405464> Have another bite and just glare at them.> “That was really rude....”[x] "You're going to replace that man's cart. One way or another."
[X] Have another bite and just glare at them.[x] “That was really rude....”[+] Destruction of property? Totally rude.You stare at Red, and slowly slurp up another mouthful of the really good soba. It's got diced onion stalk in it too, giving it that tiny bit of crunchiness when you get one or two pieces. You lower the bowl and then point with your chopsticks. “You know, all that money you're supposed to be getting is probably going to have to go towards making reparations now.” You drink about half of the soup, spooning a stray piece of pork into your mouth and chewing thoughtfully. “But that does kind of imply you'll be getting any money, which isn't very likely.” You have another bite, looking calmly at red, who is turning a rather interesting shade of reddish-orange.His gold-skinned friend steps up and draws the cheap knock-off of a sword and hurls the sheath aside as he poses mightily. “We're not some half-assed outfit you know! We're-” SLUUURP. He stares at you as you chew on the delicious egg noodles, and you gesture at him to continue with your chopsticks. “....We;re the real deal, bitch and-” SLUUURP. “Damn it, why do you keep doing that!”A quick gesture with the chopsticks in the air, and you swallow. “I told you I was eating. You're the one who interrupted my dinner and rudely burned down a human's livelyhood. Oh, and you owe me a beer.” “....muttermutterdangerousmuttermuttermutterwatermutterdragonmuttermutterkillermuttermutter....” Okay, he's actually a little unnerving, not that you'll let them know that. You pluck a piece of pork out of the bowl and pop it into your mouth. Red is starting to clench his hands hard enough to pop his knuckles, and the stone oni is shying away from Gold, who sweeps his sword to the side in a fairly competent manner despite his attitude and looks. “You have half of an hour to bring Kumatori Kiki to the Shinjuku Rail Station, alone-”
>>35406024“Hey, if I bring Kiki-oujo-sama with me, then I won't be alone.” You drain the last of the broth as Gold sputters impotently. “Or do you mean bring her alone, because if I am bringing her she won't be alone either.” You idly use one hand to spin the bowl on a fingertip before catching it again. “WILL YOU JUST SHUT UP AND LISTEN!?” Hmn, Gold might be a little high strung. Blackie is crouching even further and kind of half-shuffling towards the wall to one side. Red looks like he's working up a pretty good head of steam though – his eyebrows are smoking and his nails are growing a little longer, while his hair is starting to frizz out from under his....well, it's close enough to a hood. You making a shooing motion with the chopsticks. “I'm just pointing out the logical inconsistencies of your request, it's not my fault you didn't think it through properly!” Gold growls and Red nods, slowly edging off to the other side.  “You're really going to want to rethink this.” Spin the bowl again, and whirl the chopsticks. Put up a Barrier. No one will miss these guys either. Water Eyes and get ready. “Look, just because you're not very smart doesn't mean this has to end in tears for you!”
>>35406042>[x] “You're really going to want to rethink this.”
>>35406042> Water Eyes and get ready.> “You're really going to want to rethink this.”> Spin the bowl again, and whirl the chopsticks.
>>35406042>Look, just because you're not very smart doesn't mean this has to end in tears for you!”>And it /will/ end very badly for you stalkers if you don't drop this now.
>>35406042>[x] Spin the bowl again, and whirl the chopsticks.>[x] Water Eyes and get ready.
>>35406042>[x] Water Eyes and get ready.>[x] Spin the bowl again, and whirl the chopsticks.
>>35406042> “You're really going to want to rethink this.”They've got two options. One, they drop their futile quest and carry on living. Or Two, they choose to fight us and they forfeit their lives...
>>35406024>you chew on the delicious egg noodlesSoba is made from buckwheat. Some of the things in the soba also don't sound like what I'd normally expect in it, like the pork and egg.It sounds more like ramen than soba.>>35406042[x] “You're really going to want to rethink this.”[x] Spin the bowl again, and whirl the chopsticks.[x] Water Eyes and get ready.
>>35406042> Water Eyes and get ready.> “Look, just because you're not very smart doesn't mean this has to end in tears for you!”
>>35406162It could be an Udon dish that substituted soba noodles. Though Ramen doesn't normally use eggs in the noodles, either.
[XX] “You're really going to want to rethink this.”[X] Spin the bowl again, and whirl the chopsticks. Put up a Barrier. No one will miss these guys either.[XX] Water Eyes and get ready.[X] “Look, just because you're not very smart doesn't mean this has to end in tears for you!”[+] Final warning!“You three should reconsider this plan of yours. It really isn't a good idea.” You spin the bowl again, and keep it spinning with a touch of wind. You open your Water eyes without blinking, seeing their true selves which is quite the surprise. They're all three trained, and not just a little trained, but at least trained well enough to probably hold their own against a couple of rank-and-file Clan Ryo thugs. While the sword looks like a cheap knockoff, in the hands of that Wood oni, it's actually capable of being much more than a cut-rate knockoff, something he was undoubtedly planning to surprise you with later. The Fire oni is starting his transformation, holding the fire within his body at bay even as he stokes it, hoping to surprise you. The Stone oni is the most dangerous, but not just because he's your elemental foil – he's actually the ringleader of this little group, and also the most capable fighter even if he's not entirely on your level. You whirl the chopsticks and take them in hand, and catch the bowl, ready for the fight. “This doesn't have to end in tears for you; you're not being very smart, and if you come up against me this will end in tears for certain. You're never going to get those pictures, you're never going to meet Kumatori Kiki, and you're going to end up in coffins if you keep pressing me.” With another spin of the chopsticks, you summon a wind and cloud, and drench the fires, which fade very quickly, leaving you and your opponents in the half light of the alley.
>>35406401“It's going to take more than parlor tricks to frighten the likes of Anonimous!” gold charges you, sword held in one hand and braced by the other. The Stone oni darts further to the side and dances in a circle, pulling the chains from around his waist and hefting the heavy iron ball. The Fire oni darts in from the other side, growling and long black talons outstretched, though he hasn't changed size just yet.... Take out the swordsman first. Take out the brawler first. Total defense. Total offense. Raise a Barrier.
>>35406421> Take out the swordsman first.> Total defense.
>>35406421>[x] Take out the swordsman first.
>It was soki (pork) soba with egg noodles added in addition to the buckwheat by the vendor as a personal recipe.
>>35406421> Raise a Barrier.You Could have Stopped This.Gaze upon my true form and despair
>>35406421>Take out the brawler first.
>>35406421> Total offense.SMASH
>>35406473Hmm I worry about prying eyes. Let's not.
>>35406421>[x] Take out the brawler first.
>>35406521It's been mentioned we can make sure to exclude other supernaturals from the barrier when we put it up.
[X] Take out the swordsman first. Take out the brawler first. Total defense. Total offense. Raise a Barrier.You step up, tossing the spinning bowl into the air and hurl yourself over the ball of iron as it shoots past you, the chain passing under you as the meteor hammer smashes into the smoldering remnants of the cart. You catch the bowl and shove it onto Red's face, hooking it behind his lower tusks and hoping over him as he stumbles and crashes to the ground. You spin mid-leap and lad facing Gold, who is only just now getting close enough to be a problem even as the Red oni's muscles swell and smoke jets out his ears....the flames he breathes blast him in the face as he yells in frustration. But the swordsman is your real opponent right now, and you catch the sword between the chopsticks and redirect the thrust into a wide semicircular arc. To your surprise he allows you to do so and doesn't try and slide the sword between the chopsticks to your hand, instead choosing to continue his bracing hand's thrust at you. You block his hand with your left hand and you feel the shockwave of the strike disperse through your invulnerable sapphire hand, the glove you were wearing blasted into tiny silk threads and your sleeve torn to pieces all the way to your elbow.
>>35406888Quickly you slip the chopsticks to either side of the sword and catch it in your fingers, snapping it in half and flinging the broken blade up at Gold's face. He leans backwards, letting the sharp metal fly over his head, and then he back-flips, landing a short ways away from you. You easily sidestep the kick he tried and stop on Red's hand as you back away from he and Gold, putting the trio of them all in your field of vision as you retreat. Blackie has yanked his meteor hammer back to his hand and the loops of chain are loose about both his arms as he slouches towards the other two oni. “That's a Clan technique....who taught you that?” He concealed his true technique behind another technique that was quite real, which is a little more cunning than you'd expected from him. “I told you, we're no one to be trifled with!” Gold takes a distinctive karate stance and transforms the sword into a massive cleaver-like blade that he plants in the ground next to him. Blackie drops his hammer and catches the chain it's attached to, and starts to swing it back and forth slowly. Red stands up, and snorts, blasting the ceramic bowl to smithereens as he stands up. He's fully eight feet tall and built like the biggest linebacker that never was, his red ninja uniform torn apart. He picks up the huge cleaver and snarls at you. Let them come to you! Take the fight to Red! Take the fight to Gold! Take the fight to Black! No more miss nice girl, Barrier up!
>>35406938>[x] No more miss nice girl, Barrier up!
>>35406938> Take the fight to Red!>>35406977Let's not, then we'd have to kill them or bind them
>>35406938> Take the fight to Gold!See if we can't get Red to do some friendly fire on Gold...
>>35407035Not seeing the downsides
>>35407083How about "if word gets out about what or who we are, all our attempts at a relatively quiet covert life are over"?Oba-san would go apeshit.
>>35407083Bad karma, par exempla?
>>35406938> Take the fight to Red!
>>35406938>Barrier up!Time to kill
>>35406938>[x] Let them come to you!Slow and steady.
>>35406938> Take the fight to Red!This is training for tomorow!
>>35406938> Let them come too you.They have yet to earn the right to behold our true power.
Why don't we drown fire+stone? I know wood could probably absorb it, but can stone dispel just flat elemental stuff?
[X] Take the fight to Red!“Well, if that is what you want....” You take a step towards Gold, who prepares to attack....and then blinks, startled as you fling your hand sideways and drive both chopsticks through Blackie's wrist, making him drop his weapon and howl in agony as the wood pierces his unnaturally tough flesh. It's hardly more than a flesh wound, but it's still painful and distracting, which is all you want. You take another step toward Gold who starts to move at you, but you turn and slam your left palm into the but of the cleaver as Red begins his downward swing, stopping it cold!You grab the base of the weapon and use it to swing yourself up and over his other shoulder, even as he tries to grab you. Both sets of nails dig into his back and you slide down, eliciting an agonized screech as you slice thin, shallow groves through his Fire-enhanced hide. When you reach his kidneys you stop and shove your fingers deep into his flesh, bracing yourself as he flails his free hand back at you, trying to grab or snatch you.
>>35407546Gold is already moving around his friend to attack you, but you release your power through his kidneys, the organs of Water within the body. Rather than making his bladder let go, you instead send a pulse of your elemental power though his kidneys directly through his heart and pericardium, a jolt of raw, essential adrenalin. Red chokes and drops the cleaver as his heart stops, your power snuffing his own. He pitches forward, gasping for air, his muscles contracting and body shrinking. He weakly pounds on his chest, trying to start the fires within once again. The whistling of the meteor hammer is all the warning you get, and you lean back, much as Gold did when you attacked him. Blackie, however, learned from his allies mistake, and a length of the chain he whirled into a coil slams into your arms and side with the force of a sledgehammer. You spin and manage to keep your feet, but Gold is there, and he jabs at you in rapid movements, only two of which you manage to block, the injury to your right arm taking a toll. Gold manages a jab with his nails to your right shoulder and you feel numbness ooze along half of your already injured right arm, making it even more of a liability. Finish Red, then take Gold. Take out Gold. Take out Black.  Use Wind to do some damage to Gold, then finish Red. Barrier up and unleash some real power.
>>35407558>[x] Finish Red, then take Gold.Damn.
>>35407558>[x] Barrier up and unleash some real power.
>>35407558>[x] Use Wind to do some damage to Gold, then finish Red.
>>35407460Stone is incredibly difficult to harm using Water elemental powers. You are also limited into how much power you can use outside a Barrier by the nature of the world. Oni-children have less limitations because most of their powers are inherent to their bodies.
>>35407558> Take out Gold.
>>35407558God dammit we don't have time for this shit.We're just going to get more wounded and we have an important murder to do tomorrow.> Barrier up and unleash some real power.
>>35407558[x] Finish Red, then take Gold.Gotta make sure they stay down.
>>35407558Why don't we cut some bitches with our new sword instead of playing with them?
>>35407558>Barrier upFuck these guys.
>>35407558>>[x] Finish Red, then take Gold.
>>35407764It's only a truly magic sword in a barrier. It's still magical but it's not the mukade venom blade.
>>35407911Do we even carry the blade with us?
>>35408031Pretty sure it's in our -nowhere- storage.
[X] Finish Red, then take Gold. Take out Gold. Take out Black. [X] Use Wind to do some damage to Gold, then finish Red. Barrier up and unleash some real power. “I bet you're sHGGLLPGGHH!!!” Gold takes a few precious seconds to gloat as Blackie retrieves the meteor hammer with a yank of the chain, and you thrust a palm at him, driving Wind directly into his lungs and throat – and leaving it there. Even as Red starts to recover you cartwheel over to him, using your tail to grab Gold and hurl him at Blackie, who dodges to the side with surprising nimbleness, leaving Gold to slam into the wall and crumple, though it does force the wind out of his lungs so he can breathe normally. Rather than cartwheel over Red using your palm, you straighten the fingers of your left hand into a knife-hand, and drive your sapphire claws through his flesh, between his fourth and fifth ribs of his back, sliding through the hot flesh and tearing his heart in half. You finish your cartwheel as Red slumps to the ground dead. You flick the blood to the ground, and then you drive your fingers into the soft flesh where Gold struck you. You give a pulse of your own power, using your power over Water to cool the overacted Fire in your body that Gold inflicted on you. Exactly as Hinata-hakase did when she was treating you with the acupuncture needles when Hidesato did the same thing using her thousand needles attack. You're still injured, but you're no longer partly paralyzed in that arm.There's more than one reason Water dragonettes are the most dangerous.
>>35408109Blackie hurls the meteor hammer in a wide arc, shaking the chain to prevent more leaping and dodging. You're wise to that, however, and instead you grab the chain and yank ~yourself~ towards ~him~ with it, making him dodge away from you once more. More importantly, he dodges away from Gold, who is rolling to his feet, looking grimly determined. At least, he was before he realized you were two feet from him. His eyes go comically wide as you slice through his robes in an instant and he howls as you leave a series of shallow, horridly painful cut across his chest and abdomen. You follow it up with a high kick from the ground, smashing his jaw up and slamming him back against the wall before you are forced to duck and roll as the chain sweeps over your head, one coil nearly clipping your horns. You stand up, some distance away from Blackie and Gold. Gold is looking at his chest, where you've written 'I like little boys' in swaths of four razor-blade claw marks of kanji. Blackie is watching you cautiously, but Gold is now staring at the corpse of Red, who isn't even bleeding aside from a tiny trickle from his mouth. He died instantly.  “Stay and die, run and live.” Take the fight to Gold.  Take the fight to Black. You can use Wind to hurt gold again, and then take ther fight to Black. Barrier time.
>>35408143How badly would a barrier drain us?
>>35408143>Stay and die, run and live.”
>>35408143> “Stay and die, run and live.”
>>35408243>>35408253Let's not, they'd spread knowledge of our Wind abilities.And then everything goes to hell.
>>35408181It isn't the Barrier that drains Shen, it's Barrier Combat that drains shen. You have access to more of your Water and Wind abilities in a Barrier, and more supernatural abilities such as flight and elemental control. The downside is that the oni's won't have to hold back and can freely start tearing up the terrain - Kami don't like them breaking the real world (or you doing so, for that matter).
>>35408143> Barrier time.These guys had three chances already. They now get to die.
>>35408143>[x] You can use Wind to hurt gold again, and then take ther fight to Black.Let's.
>>35408143> Take the fight to Gold.Gold's looking more likely to run away.Finish Gold off, then deal with Black.
>>35408181First round would be nothing, second would be meh but noticeable, third would be there but not terrible, fourth would pretty tiring, fifth would probably make us almost completely exhausted.>>>35408143 “Stay and die, run and live.” You can use Wind to hurt gold again, and then take ther fight to Black.
>>35408143 Hurt Gold, fight Black.>>35408269Wind and Water is common to most Water dragonettes. We haven't done anything unusual except block a powerful strike with our sapphire arm which can be explained by training.
>>35408278The Wind power is unusual for a Water dragonette, right?Are we close to our hiding place?
>>35408143>[x] Take the fight to Gold.
>>35408143> Take the fight to Gold.Gold seems about to bolt, how about no.
>>35408343No, it's oceanic water that is unusual becaue most Water dragonettes are asociated with rivers, but it's still not improbable. Wind power is common in both Void and Water spirit-children.
>>35408278Which reminds me, should we compensate the soba vendor? I know it isn't our duty, but it seems like the right thing to do for a guy who just lost everything.
>>35408372Thanks!>>35408383We should compensate him. Had we moved, he'll still have his stand.
[X] Take the fight to Gold. [X] You can use Wind to hurt Gold again, and then take the fight to Black.You watch Gold with Water eyes, seeing the turmoil and the dawning awareness that you aren't just some simple bodyguard, but a trained killer. He glances at Blackie, who is slowly trying to work his way around you so that they can trap you between them. Most anyone else would miss the slight frown, the faint warning glare, the beady eyes threat, but you're not most anyone at all. You half turn, and lower your head, keeping them both in your peripheral vision. For anyone other than a Water dragonette it would be nigh-suicidal. Gold takes a stance – it's definitely a Ryo-Ken combat stance – and prepares to let you come to him, which throws a slight wrench in your plans. Then Blackie hurls the meteor hammer directly at you and ~thrashes~ the chain from side to side, up and down, and everywhere between, making it nearly impossible to simply dodge in any one direction to avoid being struck with the deadly chains. You are certain you can still take out Gold, but you have some other options too.... Take Gold out! Full defense! Use your own oni-forged chain! Ride the meteor to Gold! Barrier up – and END THEM.
>>35408623>[x] Ride the meteor to Gold!
>>35408555> Ride the meteor to Gold!Sounds pimp
>>35408555> Ride the meteor to Gold!aw yis
>>35408555> Ride the meteor to Gold!Well...
>>35408555Ride the metor to gold. But dont kill him.Not much point in humiliating him with the shotaslashes if he is dead.
>>35408772Leave him as the sole survivor, to bring back a message on our behalf? I'm down for that.
>>35408555>[x] Ride the meteor to Gold!Can't give me this and expect me not to pick it.
>>35408772Yeah I'm backing this.
>>35408555> Ride the meteor to Gold!
[X] Ride the meteor to Gold! Barrier up – and END THEM.Well, given that what's behind the hammer is a thrashing, waving, oni-forged blender of death, the only real answer is to stay ahead of it. And since Gold is expecting you to come to him....why not take it a step further? You Spin and reach out with one hand, Gold's triumphant smile as you seem to move away from him letting you know he was planning on following you and taking you out somehow if you'd tried anything but coming to him on his terms. Which is why his jaw dropping as you grasp the iron ball of the hammer and leap up to kick the chain behind it and then pull yourself ONTO the hammer is totally a Kodak Moment. As the hammer speeds towards him he tries to get back into a ready stance, but Blackie's strength works against Gold – you're already there, and even as Blackie drags the hammer back, you're flying at the shocked Wood oni....which is when you pull your second trick. All of the disturbed air and agitated winds created by the chains moving through the air, added to your own movement through the air, becomes a gale force hurricane as you pull all of it forward. Blackie's clever assault works in your favor, allowing you more momentum and wind to work with than you could conjure yourself outside of a barrier....and when it's all directed at Gold....Specifically, at the mass of cuts on Gold's chest.
>>35409118Gold screams as you literally flay him alive, his chest a mass of exposed muscle and the wall at his back an abstract painting in crimson as if made by a child blowing through a straw. You can see the dense, thick muscles start to separate, to pull apart. Then you slam into him, your left hand a spear that drives through the thick muscles of his chest and leaving his heart in twain as well. You use your other hand to 'land' against the wall, then lightly upon your feet, yanking your hand out of Gold's chest and leaving him to fall over behind you. Which is when the meteor hammer takes you from the side. You manage to get your left arm up to protect your chest, but the pain is intense – even though the bone doesn't break, the muscles being crushed against that bone leaves you in agony and the impact, softened though it was, drives the breath from you. You tumble, and come up on one hand and both feet, bruised and battered, low to the ground in a three point stance. The lengths of chain are whipping towards you, the hammer held in Black's hand as he crab-walks towards you, the chain acting like a living thing as he whirls, whips, and twists the end with his other hand, thirty feet of speeding blender.  Barrier – you need a magic sword now. Use the power of Water and your Left Hand on the chain itself. Tangle it with your own oni-forged chain. It's all about timing and speed. Barrier and Initiate Barrier Combat.
>>35409168>[x] Use the power of Water and your Left Hand on the chain itself.
>>35409168>[x] Tangle it with your own oni-forged chain.>[x] It's all about timing and speed.
>>35409168> Use the power of Water and your Left Hand on the chain itself.
>>35409168> Use the power of Water and your Left Hand on the chain itself.> It's all about timing and speed.
>>35409168>[x] Barrier – you need a magic sword now.Well shit, this is getting more annoying every update.
>>35409168>[x] Use the power of Water and your Left Hand on the chain itself.>[x] It's all about timing and speed.
>>35409168> Tangle it with your own oni-forged chain.> It's all about timing and speed.
>>35409261She made it pretty clear from the start that the Stone oni would be the toughest for us.Of course, we could always write in "run away".Never happen.
>>35409261>Well shit, this is getting more annoying every update.We could have taken out the most dangerous opponent first, the one that can strike at our weakness.Instead we've been beating up the guys weak to us.
>>35409168>[x] It's all about timing and speed.It is
>>35409168 Use the power of Water and your Left Hand on the chain itself. It's all about timing and speed.
>>35409168> Tangle it with your own oni-forged chain.
>>35409353Of course. The weak guys can't stand up to us, but they CAN harass us nicely while we spend time dealing with mr. Stone. Better to take them out fast.
>>35409307>>35409316We could have avoided the fight altogether.Frankly, I'm beginning to think someone is mind-controlling those guys to come after us.
>>35409458>the weak guysYou mean the corpses?
[X] Use the power of Water and your Left Hand on the chain itself.[X] Tangle it with your own oni-forged chain.[X] It's all about timing and speed.While it seems like forever, it is less than a tenth of a second. While the hammer is made of iron, and therefore is of the earth and therefore of Stone, the CHAIN is only oni-forged steel....which makes it metal, and there for part of the Void. A weakness you can use. The sapphire of your left arm is partly a think of Stone, but it is more a part of you, and therefore of Water. The quality of Water is “penetrating.” So you do the only thing you can think of that won't get you killed or force you into a Barrier where his powers are stronger. Run at him and leap, timing his movements to your aim. You lash your left arm out and despite the agonizing pain, despite the knowledge that this is going to feel worse when the adrenaline fades, you drive your fingers into the links – not against the sides of the links, but into the openings of the links. And with each strike you channel your power through your fingertips and claws, turning Water into a hydrocutting jet that tears the chain to pieces, sending lengths of high velocity oni-forged steel scattering everywhere. You feel a cut open on your cheek, your breast, and several on your thigh, but it's worth every bit of pain to see his shocked terror burning in his beady yellow eyes. You reach into no-where and yank your own oni-forged chain and lash out, wrapping it around his arm and neck, trapping the hammer in his hand and preventing him from throwing it at you. He can still break the chain, you're absolutely certain, but it will take him a few precious seconds....but he has a length of chain in his free arm as you land in another three point stance below him. Ame-no-Omukade-no-Musume to the heart. Blind him with your claws. Take his horns. Tell him to yield.  Open his skin and use all the power you can muster to hurt him.
>>35409541>[x] Blind him with your claws.
>>35409485>“That's a Clan technique....who taught you that?”>Gold takes a stance – it's definitely a Ryo-Ken combat stance –Gee, you think?
>>35409541> Ame-no-Omukade-no-Musume to the heart.
>>35409541>[x] Take his horns.
>>35409541> Blind him with your claws.> Tell him to yield. If negative> Ame-no-Omukade-no-Musume to the heart.
>>35409541>[x] Ame-no-Omukade-no-Musume to the heart.
>>35409541> Ame-no-Omukade-no-Musume to the heart.So, clan ryo is starting to move against us?Think the snake is trying to see how far along ryukusa is in turning into a demigod?It's a little convenient that the group hold both of her weaknesses.
>>35409541>[x] Ame-no-Omukade-no-Musume to the heart.Kill him.Don't know any of our special powers; assume we're being watched.
>>35409541>[x] Blind him with your claws.>[x] Tell him to yield. I'm a softie.
>>35409541[x] Open his skin and use all the power you can muster to hurt him.[x] Tell him to yield.
>>35409541 Tell him to yield.
>>35409651>It's a little convenient that the group hold both of her weaknesses.none of them were cute girls, anon
>>35409541> Ame-no-Omukade-no-Musume to the heart.He's from Stone, he would never talk
[X] Ame-no-Omukade-no-Musume to the heart.As nice as it would be to count coup against him, as incredibly cool as it would be to make him yield....you can't trust him. And he's already hurt you badly enough that another injury might make the fight tomorrow impossible to win....because that's against a TRUE oni, not an oni child, even if it is a Void oni. Ame-no-Omukade-no-Musume appears in your hands, sans sheath, and you stand up, protecting your head and face and your sword from his the chain in his left hand – it looks and is awkward, but you slide the blade up, though his solar plexus, into his heart even as the chain smashes into your arm and wraps around your right shoulder to crash along your back, stealing your breath and leaving you shaking from the pain.Black collapses to his knees, the massive iron ball falling from his hand to the ground. He takes a last, shuddering breath, and dark blood spills from his lips as he speaks his last. “Honor the name of Kusari Kuro in your prayers, Ryuu Ryukusa....” He coughs, as he sinks to kneel with you, his hand on yours where you grasp the hilt, forcing you to follow him down. Even dying, his strength is incredible. “There....three....more....” Kuro gasps the last three words, before he dies, and falls to the ground, the Black Chain broken. “You make awful messes.” Your heart starts again as you recognize Rie's voice behind you, and she leans over looking curiously at the dead oni in his red ninja outfit. “Is he a real ninja?” No, he's a corpse, don't be silly. How long have you been watching?! Ninjas aren't real, Rie-san. Oh, hey cat. Excuse me, I need to crawl somewhere and die for a few minutes.
>>35409971>[x] No, he's a corpse, don't be silly.
>>35409971> Oh, hey cat.> No, he's a corpse, don't be silly.> Excuse me, I need to crawl somewhere and die for a few minutes.>Worry about There Three More targeting family
>>35409971[x] Ninjas aren't real, Rie-san.[x] I will clean it up, Rie-san.
>>35409971> How long have you been watching?!
>>35409971> No, he's a corpse, don't be silly.
>>35409971>[x] Oh, hey cat.>[x] You wouldn't happen to know how long I've got until the law shows up, would you?
>>35410047>>Worry about There Three More targeting family
>>35409971 Oh, hey cat. Ninjas aren't real, Rie-san. Use our water and wind powers to clean up the area. Put the bodies in a line in front of the cart and be respectful to the dead.
>>35409971>[x] Nice to see you again, Rie-sama.>[x] I'm afraid I haven't checked his credentials, or even know how to find them to be honest.
[X] No, he's a corpse, don't be silly.[X] Oh, hey cat.[+] I'll clean it up well, Rie-san. What do you happen to know about police response time?“....oh. Hey, you're here. I've been looking, nyan-chan.” You struggle slowly to your feet, the lack of adrenaline bringing home just how much pain your in. You gingerly test your left arm, and it's very clear you've got some badly sprained muscles there. Your back isn't nearly as bad, and the cuts are shallow.....but you have bruised ribs on both sides. Fortunately you never have to worry about bleeding internally – everything is actually fairly intact aside from crushed muscles. You look seriously at the white nekomata, and she looks down at you expectantly. “No, he's not a ninja. He's a corpse. Don't be ridiculous, neko-chan.” She narrows her eyes at you, then moves close, leaning against your breasts as she rises onto her toes to lick your cheek. Her tongue is painfully rough, and the shallow cut burns a little. “....um. Sorry, Rie-san. I'll clean it up. Except....I am curious, if you know how long it will be before the police arrive.” The battle didn't take long at all, more than likely only a minute or two. Rie rubs at the bloodstain on her pristine white school uniform from your breast, and mentions casually, “It's Shinjuku. They'll probably be here for a day or two before anyone notices.”You nod, and take a slow deep breath, centering yourself and recovering your wits. Rie watches you and you take your pain in hand and control it. You flex your left hand slowly – you should be fine in a few days, faster with medical attention from Yui-niji-chan and Jinyuu-onee-sama.  Hey, do you happen to know anything about Kurao Goto?  Would you happen to know the soba and tako vendor whose cart that used to be? I truly hate to impose, but can you help me get home?  Why did you lick me? Thank you for leading Hyun off for me.
>>35410493>[x] Thank you for leading Hyun off for me.>[x] Would you happen to know the soba and tako vendor whose cart that used to be?Never question the lick.
>>35410493 Would you happen to know the soba and tako vendor whose cart that used to be? Thank you for leading Hyun off for me. Why did you lick me? Hey, do you happen to know anything about Kurao Goto?
>>35410493> Thank you for leading Hyun off for me.> Hey, do you happen to know anything about Kurao Goto? > Would you happen to know the soba and tako vendor whose cart that used to be?> Why did you lick me?
>>35410493> Why did you lick me?> Would you happen to know the soba and tako vendor whose cart that used to be?
>>35410493> Hey, do you happen to know anything about Kurao Goto?> Thank you for leading Hyun off for me.
>>35410493> Hey, do you happen to know anything about Kurao Goto?> Would you happen to know the soba and tako vendor whose cart that used to be?> Why did you lick me?> Thank you for leading Hyun off for me.
>>35410493[x] Hey, do you happen to know anything about Kurao Goto?[x] Would you happen to know the soba and tako vendor whose cart that used to be?[x] I truly hate to impose, but can you help me get home?
>>35410493> Thank you for leading Hyun off for me.> Hey, do you happen to know anything about Kurao Goto? > Would you happen to know the soba and tako vendor whose cart that used to be?Can Kiki-hime heal us? I forgot who could do that
Rie is the best.I wish Rie-sempai would notice me.
[X] Investigation time. “Oh, and it is nice to see you again, Rie-sama. Sorry, I was a bit out of it.” She looks at you and than at the thin cuts along your leg, arm, and breast. You begin working your will upon the world, and soon there is a soft rain that is washing the buildings and cement walkways. You lay the bodies along the ground and cover their faces, in front of the ruin of the vendor's cart. “Oh, since you are probably familiar with tako sellers, did you happen to know the man who used to own this cart? I want to make sure he's properly taken care of. And also, thank you greatly for making sure Hyun was not around.”Rie looks up at the sky, and then around the rain that is falling everywhere but on you and here. She gingerly walks over to you, and then pauses, starts walking, pauses, and starts walking, apparently fascinated by the way the water avoids her person. “Oji-san is a nice man. You made them pay for busting his cart. Just put an offering next to tomorrows tako, and I'll make sure he gets it.” “That'd be great, thanks, Rie-sama. Oh, do you also know Kurao Goto?” She shakes her head, but that isn't too terribly surprising. “Well, I thought it worth a try. And why did you lick me, anyways?”The nekomata walks over to you as you let the rain fade, and studies your injuries. “You're going to fight a real oni tomorrow?” She sounds a little dubious. You start to say something but she takes you by the hand and starts walking deeper into the alleys of Shinjuku, half-dragging You try to speak, but you choke on silence, and realize that the nekomata has you under some kind of sorcery....….and that there are many cats in these alleys, many of them youkai.You only hope they're not hungry.>To Be Continued....
>>35410860Well, Rie-sempai noticed you.
>>35410973>>35410948>mfwThanks for running XSHow have you been?
I hope you've enjoyed this episode.>>35411013I was fine until some asshole decided to set a series of fires about 15 miles north of my home. I'm not in danger from the fires, but the smoke is deadly.
>>35410948Thanks for running XS! The fight was fun.
>>35411090>I was fine until some asshole decided to set a series of fires about 15 miles north of my home....again?Wasn't there a fire not long ago as well?
>>35410948Thanks for the thread, now to get home and be pampered!
>>35411130It might be the same fire.They last a long time over there.
>>35411130Yes. They got it under control, rain washed the smoke out, and I had a whole week of good breathing. They evacuated two towns and called in three more sets of firefighters. Hopefully they get this under control faster. Any questions before I go to sleep? And I plan on running tomorrow morning again.
>>35411090Why do you choose to live so close to a rampaging fire elemental.
>>35411205Do you sleep on your left side or right side?
>>35410948Rie is love, Rie is life.Great session, next time when?
Thanks for the thread!
>>35411233Because when it's not fire the temperate weather and lack of smog is conducive to survival. A big city will put me in the hospital in 3 days or less, unless it's coastal, hot=fast burning metabolism, cold=hideous agony when I breathe.>>35411247Yes. I do not sleep on my stomach, and I switch between right, left and back equally. Otherwise my lungs settle and it hurts. >>35411274Tomorrow,. 9:00 am pst.
>>35411363>Yes. I do not sleep on my stomach, and I switch between right, left and back equally. Otherwise my lungs settle and it hurts.aw.
With that, goodnight.
>>35411363Thank you for running, XS.
>>35411610That tavern looks cozy.
>>35411363>Yes. I do not sleep on my stomach, and I switch between right, left and back equally. Otherwise my lungs settle and it hurts....Damn, XS. Are you some kind of Saint?Few people would be able to bear living like that.
>>35411703It's not that big a deal anon. Tons of people don't sleep on their stomachs for no better reason than 'they just don't'. XS faces many harsher challenges in daily life I'm sure.
>>35411788This, XS is awesome and has quite a few awesome reasons to live. She's not a victim about it either.
>>35411996XS is my waifu
>>35412128She's everyone's waifu.