>What is this?The King of Fighters Quest is a developing Choose Your Own Adventure-style quest in which you take on the role of Katja Hartkern, an Austrailian Aborgine practioner of Kyokugen Karate and guide her towards joining a team for "The King of Fighters: Infinite Match".Decisions are made by voting, with the first option to earn up to three or more winning; Combat choices are made via Rolls, with the highest roll or average out of the first three submissions winning. (These rules also apply in the case of multiple options with Rolls.) In the event of a tie in regards to combat options, the option with the most votes wins, with NO ROLLING after a Tie has been declared.>Previous Thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29377301/
>>29436442>Summary: You thought about it for a little bit, but ultimately accepted Yuri Sakazaki's offer to join her and King as the Third Member of "The Women's Team" in the upcoming "King of Fighters; Infinite Match" tournament. Partly to cellibrate but mostly to begin to "Step-Up" your training, the two of you went out into the garden behind the Kyokugen's New Dojo to spar, though you had the upper hand over Yuri the entire time and stopped the match early when you felt that she wasn't fighting at her best.After admitting to you that she was off her game due to being a little hung-over and after getting snubbed on a date by her long-time boyfriend Robert Garcia the previous night (As well as seeing him cavorting with another woman hanging off of his arm), the two of you resolved to train for the rest of the day... Which ended in a bittersweet way for you, as while you were able to perform a New Dream Move, you were also struck by lightning and had to be taken to the hospital, your current medical condition not looking too good...From there, we took a brief look at a day in the life of Robert Garcia as he negotiated the Television Rights contract his family holds for The King of Fighters Tournaments with the CEO of "The Paragon Group", Jean-Claude Gabriel, who's behind hosting the "Infinite Match". After sensing something was off about the whole meeting (The breaking point being asked to sign three copies of the same contract while using a suspicious-looking Thumbtack to use for a blood identifier), you stormed out of his office and headed to the Kagura Clinic to offer Yuri moral suppport after what had happend to Katja.Interestingly, we then briefly looked at Yuri & Robert's confrontation through Yuri's point-of-view... And while she didn't exactly break up with Robert, their relationship has started to cool off before getting back on track as Katja once more, going through her subconscious yet again...
>>29436809This time, you found yourself in a massive, ornately deccorated room in what felt like a European Castle. Though nothing seemed to bother you at first and you were able to go through a near-full routine of stretches, the lack of any real noise AT ALL, along with your complete lack of clothes, heightened your paranoia and lead to you take a bath to try and relax... Unfortunately, this tranquility didn't last long as a Japanese Demon calling himself "Raiden" (And dressed up in an outfit resembling the Pro-Wrestler of the same name) blasted through your bathroom door, his eyes on you as he couldn't stop staring at your navel... Using quick thinking, you pretended to be in distress, but were able to get around his bulky frame by "Riding the Lightning" and are now behind him, wondering what to do next...
>>29437299===UPDATED Stats Page:>Strength: 39Speed: 52>Throw: 54>Power: 49>Defense: 53UPDATED Moveslist for Katja Hartkern:Tani Otoshi (Basic Throw; can be done while flat on your back or in the air and can be used to change positions on the ground)-Open Secondary Throw Slot->Ha'oh Ken (Short-Range Electric Projectile; Guard Breaks on Critical Rolls and acts like Benimaru Nikaido's "Raijinken")Kohou (Classic "Dragon Punch" Uppercut; Critical Rolls cause a "Knockdown" Effect along with a trail of Electricity)Senpuu Kyaku (Whirlwind Kick; Can chain up to 4 Times in a row without using EX Gauge; Critical Rolls have it come out faster than normal and add a trail of Electricity on the last hit)>Raiju Sprint (An advancing dash that can be used to close in on the opponent, as well as change your own position ing if backed into a corner. It is also an adaptable move that can change it's effective depending on on the situation, but it deals no Combat Damage.)-Open Attack Slot--Open Attack Slot->Denjin Haoh Shokuo Ken (A medium-sized projectile that's completely unblockable and can be charged for more damage, though it might damage you in return. Uses 2 Bars of Ki and has a 35% Chance of damaging you) Ryokuo Rambuu (A Rushing Attack that looks Ryo Sakazaki's "Zanretsuken" Punches, then transitions into Robert Garcia's "Zanretsukyaku" kicks and is unique to Katja. It advances slightly forward and Critical Rolls/ "Powered Up" can have it finish with a Haoh Shokou Ken. Uses 1 Bar of Ki)-Open Dream Move Slot-===(Updates now Begin)>A. Keep moving backwards and dodging his Projectiles; Make him come to you and use the size of the room to your advantage (Roll 2d100 for Speed & Evasion)>B. Go for an attack while he's off guard; Maybe you can deal some damage to this fatass without using Special Moves? (Roll 1d100 for Attack Damage)
Rolled 51>>29437396>B. Go for an attack while he's off guard; Maybe you can deal some damage to this fatass without using Special Moves? (Roll 1d100 for Attack Damage)
Rolled 5, 19 = 24>>29437396>>A. Keep moving backwards and dodging his Projectiles; Make him come to you and use the size of the room to your advantage (Roll 2d100 for Speed & Evasion)
Rolled 9, 85 = 94>>29437396B. Save the specials for if our fists our useless.
Rolled 66, 92 = 158>>29437452Option A, I presume?>>29437448Rolling for Shin Raiden's Attack Damage & Accuracy.
>>29437507Yeah, I meant Evade. Looks like we're getting hit big time, though -especially if that 60 damage translates 1:1 to %ile damage
>>29437547We're fighting the god of lightning. However talented we are, this was always going to hurt.
>>29437547Pretty Much...>>29437448>>29437452You hop away from Raiden as he lumbers around, knocking his head on the arch of the door as he stomps the ground, a bolt of Electricity raining down form above you as try to dodge it.Unfortunately, the bolt's larger than you expected as you get hit by it, though you try to shake away the pain as you Ukemi out of it, only to nearly run into another one as Raiden walks towards you, his feet bellows "A spry one, Eh? I can wait; I LIKE to play a little before a nice meal..."You start to panic at his words as more Lightning Bolts descend; You can't seem to catch a break and get hit by the blast radius of a few of them before getting hit directly by one of them, your body convulsing in place as you struggle to stand upright.Your eyes widen as you regain your focus, only to hear Raiden yell "DROP-KICK!", His voice thundering as you get hit by his massive, outstretched feet, the impact cannoning you straight across the room and nearly into the wall of the room. You slowly start to get up when you see him roll towards you five times, then launch another Dropkick at you...===>BATTLE START!>Your Health: 75%>Raiden's Health: 100%>Your Ki Gauge: 32%, No Bars of Ki>Raiden's Ki Gauge: 59%, 1 Bar of Ki===>A. Grit your teeth and rush towards him, Jumping over the Dropkick and try to Cross Him Up with a Hard Kick (Roll 3d100 for Dexterity, Speed & Attack Damage)>B. Try to dodge the next Dropkick, then see if you can actually damage him with a Thrust Punch into a "Strong" Kohuo (Roll 3d100 for Evasion, Speed & Attack Damage)>Captcha: Electric odySpaiIT'S HAPPENING.
Rolled 35, 39, 64 = 138>>29437927>>A. Grit your teeth and rush towards him, Jumping over the Dropkick and try to Cross Him Up with a Hard Kick (Roll 3d100 for Dexterity, Speed & Attack Damage)Alright. We wants a meal? This one has teeth.
Rolled 93, 20, 24 = 137>>29437927>A. Crossup time.
Rolled 52, 40, 42 = 134>>29437993>>29438037Rolling for shin Raiden's Speed, Recovery Speed & Defense. [spoiler[(If his recovery Speed is higher than Katja's, this won't end well.)[/spoiler]
>>294380811 point disadvantage... this is going to hurt, isn't it?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6KRq_I5NKs
>>29438081...1 point. 1.The dice gods are laughing at us.
>>29438135Probably... It's not looking good for our Heroine at the moment though...>>29437993>>29438037Your eyes widen as you watch Raiden's feet fly towards you, the damage his last attack still evident in your abdominals as you grit your teeth and try to leap over his next Dropkick...Unfortunately, you only just barely clear his legs as he crashes into the wall behind you and you try to "Cross Him Up" with a Hard Kick to his head, but you're not high enough off the ground to really do enough damage to stun him long enough for a follow-up strike when you land as he recovers far quicker than you'd expect.Then you see it; A Flash in one instant as he grabs you, squeezing your body tight enough you can barely breath as he then does Two Powerbombs, the last one knocking the wind out of you as you look at him leering down at you, an obviously creepy vibe coming from him as he snorts "Some 'Warrior' you are! You can't even go a round with the Best Thing to happen to Wrestling?"===Your Health: 48% and dropping slightly...Raiden's Health: 97%Your Ki: 20%, 2 BarsRaiden's Ki: 0%===>A. Get up as quickly as possible, then hop away from him in case he tries to grab you again (Roll 2d100 for Recovery Speed & Evasion)>B. Get up as quickly as you can and try to block whatever strike he might try to hit you with (Roll 2d100 for Recovery Speed & Defense)>C. Stay on the ground for a little longer; Play dead if you have to and see what he does in response (Roll 1d100 for Persuation)>D. Wake up Kohou; Catch him off guard and hit him while's gloating (Roll 2d100 for Luck and Attack Damage)>E. Give in and Admit Defeat; You're obviously outmatched here and don't want to upset him even more than you already have...
Rolled 90, 80 = 170>>29438664>>D. Wake up Kohou; Catch him off guard and hit him while's gloating (Roll 2d100 for Luck and Attack Damage)"Aint over till the fat bint sings. You haven't started singing yet."
Rolled 53>>29438664>D. Wake up Kohou; Catch him off guard and hit him while's gloating (Roll 2d100 for Luck and Attack Damage)Wake up Shoryuu rarely goes wrong.
Rolled 67, 44 = 111>>29438664"Well I wouldn't be doin ya justice if I just gave up now, would I?!">[Spoiler]We're in a prime Oki situation - he'll expect the 'surprise' wakeup reversal, and he'll expect us to avoid dropkicks. However staying still against a wrestler is a BAD idea, so I think our best option is[/spoiler]>Aand hope >>29438520isn't on his to do list.
Rolled 41, 9 = 50>>29438776Messed that up.
Rolled 20, 96 = 116>>29438724>>29438776>>29438803Rolling for Raiden's Perception Check & Defense.>>29438781If the fight was in a more confined area that might actually be the case, but Dropkick combos only work in the Corner and he just powerbombed Katja AWAY from it...
>>29438724>>29438781>>29438803You look up at this increasingly-sleazy sounding Demon and briefly fear for the worst, flashes of an incident you had near the end of your highschool years popping into your head... You half-expect him to put a booted foot on your stomach to keep you from going anywhere, but he doesn't; He's acting this fight's already over, laughing heartily to no one in particular and flexing his arms up to kiss his biceps...Felling like it's now or never, you quietly get up off the ground and deliver the Strongest Kohou Uppercut you can muster, a trail of lightning following your fist's upward arc.While the attack DOES hit him, he blocks the trailing edge of the Lightning Trail and grabs you the second your feet hit the ground, putting you in a Bearhug as he squeezes you tighter than you thought could be possible as you weakly knee him in the stomach to try and get him to let you go... "Now you're just starting to piss me off wench!" He thunders, clearly displeased as to you attacking him when he abruptly throws you down onto the ground, your back to the corner once again...===Your Health: 38%Raiden's Health: 94%Your Ki: MAX (100% & 3 Bars)Raiden' Ki: 22%, No Bars===>A. Try to get up and hop away from him in case he goes for a Grab Attempt (Roll 2d100 for Recovery Speed & Evasion)>B. Get up and try to block any attacks he might send your way (Roll 2d100 For Recovery Speed & Defense)>C. Stay on the ground, act like you're done fighting and see what he does (Roll 1d100 for Persuation)>D. Get up, Get Powered up and use your Ki! Maybe it'll cow him enough to give you a chance to damage him. (Roll 2d100 for >E. Concede Defeat and pray that he lets you go? Your strength's draining away by the minute now and he's some kind of STRONG...
Rolled 99, 74 = 173>>29439398>>D. Get up, Get Powered up and use your Ki! Maybe it'll cow him enough to give you a chance to damage him. (Roll 2d100 forOutback doesn't raise quitters.
>>29439398>D. Get up, Get Powered Up and use your Ki! Maybe it'll cow him enough to give a chance to damage him (Roll 2d100 for Recovery Speed & Attack Damage; Uses 1 Bar of Ki)Fixed.
Rolled 38, 13 = 51>>29439398>D. Get up, Get Powered Up and use your Ki! Maybe it'll cow him enough to give a chance to damage him (Roll 2d100 for Recovery Speed & Attack Damage; Uses 1 Bar of Ki)
>>29439468>>29439506Rolling for Raiden's Perception & Defense.Also HOLY SHIT Tiger, you're gretting crazy rolls today.
Rolled 45, 85 = 130>>29439682Fuck me, forgot the Roll.
>>29439705It seems you too, are getting damned good rolls. Raiden defense epic tier.
>>29439848The god of Thunder has lightning reflexes,
>>29439848Well, he IS a god in this dream...>>29439468>>29439506You take a long look at him, breathing heavily and trying to get air back into your lungs after that last attack left you nearly breathless... You feel a feel a little bit of panic as he looks down at you, but a righteous fury enters your heart and your energy respond in kind, exploding away from him as you begin to glow a faint gold, yelling "SOD OFF YOU BLOODY PERVERT!!!" as you lash out attack strings of punches and kicks, Raiden's mood seemingly starting to change..."Now THIS is what I was expecting! Keep going! Wear yourself out quicker, It'll feel better afterward..." He mischieaviously grins, seemingly soaking up your hits with little-to-no effect as his words fly around in your head."Well, I wouldn't be doin' ya' justice if I gave up now, would I?!" You yell at him as you continue your assault, wonderwhat to do now; Even though this is the first chance you've had to go on the offense, you don't know how long you can keep this up... ===Your Health: 36%Raiden's Health: 85%Your Ki: 2 Bars, "Power Up" Activated and at 61% and dropping...Raiden's Ki: 21%, 1 Bar of Ki===>A. Go big or Go Home! Keep the pressure on and try to open up hs astounding defense and see if you can land your Ryokuo Ranbuu (Roll 3d100 For Attack Damage, Evasion & Luck; Uses 1 Bar of Ki)>B. Lay back for a moment and keep him far enough away from you breath easier (And not get grabbed), but close enough that you could counter-hit him HARD. (Roll 2d100 for Evasion & Attack Damage)>C. Hold off on the attacks and try to keep yourself in motion; He's mainly a grappler and his attacks seem pretty linear... Also, he's probably toying with you (Roll for 2d100 for Evasion & Defense)
>>29440296Also appologize for the somewhat-tardy updates; I'm cooking up a few lunches for friends & family in between each one.
Rolled 63, 29, 89 = 181>>29440296>>A. Go big or Go Home! Keep the pressure on and try to open up hs astounding defense and see if you can land your Ryokuo Ranbuu (Roll 3d100 For Attack Damage, Evasion & Luck; Uses 1 Bar of Ki)We're going to either break this guy, or break.
Rolled 5, 20, 95 = 120>>29440296>A. Go big or Go Home! Keep the pressure on and try to open up hs astounding defense and see if you can land your Ryokuo Ranbuu (Roll 3d100 For Attack Damage, Evasion & Luck; Uses 1 Bar of Ki)
Rolled 88, 54, 76 = 218>>29440296>A. Go big or Go Home! Keep the pressure on and try to open up hs astounding defense and see if you can land your Ryokuo Ranbuu (Roll 3d100 For Attack Damage, Evasion & Luck; Uses 1 Bar of Ki)Preferred setup: Hard punch, Raiju(behind), hard punch, Ranbuu>>29440360No worries, man
Rolled 77, 67, 61 = 205>>29440413>>29440438>>29440469Rolling for Raiden's Defense, Attack Accuracy & Luck.
>>29440413>>29440438>>29440469You put thoughts of holding back out of our mind as you press on the offense, every single fibre of your body screaming at you to stop and Raiden simply grinning like a madman, keen on just simply laying back and taunting you while you keep attacking his lower body and abdomen as your reach not quite long enough to hit his head, even with your kicks (Making you wonder "Just how bloody tall is he? 7 and a Half feet?")After a few more hits, Raiden finally starts to counter some of your weaker strikes with the quickest jabs and kicks of his own; While they wouldn't have thrown you off had they hit you earlier, in your weakend state you have to force yourself to keep your momentum up and charge through the pain as you force him out into the open expanse of the room, your golden glow starting to fade...Sensing your desperation, Raiden attempts to grab you with a "Desperation" Move of his own, though you use all of your speed to BARELY escape his grasp and hit him with the strongest "Ryokuo Ranbuu" you feel like you've ever done, hitting him up to 34 times with your fists and feet before blasting him back with an over-sized ball of Electricity, energy coursing through your hand and knocking him over to near your bed in the corner as you drop down onto one knee. holding your hand to try and stop the pain from overcomming you...===Your Health: 21%Raiden's Health: 45%Your Ki: 10%, 1 Bar of KiRaiden's Ki: 22%, 2 Bars of Ki===>A. Keep down on one knee, but what he does and Counter It with the biggest bloody Kohou you can do (Roll 2d100 for & Attack Damage)>B. Keep going, you're on a roll! All you need to do is Power Up again and try to lock him down into the corner. (Roll 2d100 for Speed, >C. Stop for a moment; Catch your breath, but eye him and see what his response is. (Roll 1d100 For a Perception Check)>D. Stay where you are and start taunting him, you feel like you've earned it. (Roll 1d100 for Intimidation)
>>29441222>A. Keep down on one knee, but WATCH what he does and Counter It with the biggest bloody Kohou you can do (Roll 2d100 for a Perception Check and Attack Damage)Fixed.
Rolled 85, 26 = 111>>29441222>ACross-counter!
Rolled 22, 5 = 27>>29441222>>A. Keep down on one knee, but what he does and Counter It with the biggest bloody Kohou you can do (Roll 2d100 for & Attack Damage)We're getting close now... get some breathing room, then flatten him!
>>29441300>>29441306Rolling for Raiden's Perception Check & Defense.MFW Katja might win this fight through sheer luck of the Rolls. Seriously, you can't plan for shit this hype!
Rolled 1, 81 = 82>>29441468No Roll? What the hell?
Rolled 22, 13 = 35>>29441222>Ryokuo RanbuuRyuuko Ranbu. "Dragon Fandango," basically.>A. Keep down on one knee, but what he does and Counter It with the biggest bloody Kohou you can do (Roll 2d100 for & Attack Damage)
>>29441498That's actually her own mispronounciation of Ryuuko Ranbuu, actually...
>>29441556I expect Takuma to whap her over the head with a newspaper for that.
>>29441489...screw lightning. GOD OF DEFENSE.
>>29441556>Actually actuallyFuck me, I'm tired today...
>>29441599God of defence with no bloody perception.Seriously, he's been rolling that defence while being blindsided at almost every turn.This man is running of PURE REFLEX and countering us almost step for step.Rock on Raiden. You crazy god of thunder you.
>>29441676Well... Yeah. He's based on the Raijin, the Japanese Thunder God. Why wouldn't he be chaotic?Fujin, on the other hand...
Sorry for the delay.>>29441300>>29441306Your head is throbbing, your body is exhausteded beyond belief after so little time fighting and your vision is slightly blurry, but youkeep your eyes focused on Raiden as he gets up out of the corner, gives you a quick look and slowly gets into a Rugby Player's hunch before charging towards you like a freight train, still looking squarely at you.You stare him down as he rushes towards you, playing a game of "Chicken" with him before you feel confident that he's within range... Then you dig deep and launch another Kohou, rising high in the sky as you close your eyes, hoping you feel your fist connect to his face.Then you feel a sense of dread overcome you as you open your eyes and look down, seeing Raiden looking up and smiling at you for a split-second before jumping and grabbing you in mid-air before slamming you back down onto the ground (A "Flying DDT") back over near the farthest wall of the room (The same Wall Raiden crashed into and left a mark with his Dropkick).You brace yourself for the absolute worst thing you can think of as you struggle to stay awake, breathing heavily and wondering hazily if it would be better to just close your eyes as Raiden lecherously leers down at you, a creepy grin on his face... when suddenly, you hear a loud crash and see him get knocked over, his huge body thankfully flying over yours and landing near you as a tall man built like a greek god towers over you, his inhuman face (One of an Eagle). seemingly scowls over at Raiden as he crosses his arms.===Your Health: 10%Raiden's Health: 39%Your Ki Gauge:Raiden's Ki Gauge: >A. Continue the dream as Katja>B. Assume the role of The Griffon and protect Katja>C. Wake up as Katja
>>29442563>>A. Continue the dream as KatjaNot dead yet. NOT YET!
>>29442563>A. Continue the dream as KatjaHell yeah, Tizoc.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aEIAUXF4aMHE FIGHTS FOR THE CHILDREN!
>>29442563>landing near you as a tall man built like a greek god towers over you, his inhuman face (One of an Eagle). seemingly scowls over at Raiden as he crosses his arms.Olcadan?
>>29442680Nope. Tizoc, aka "the Griffon," a Mexican wrestler with a bird mask who wrestles for the children and is a big babyface.
>>29442770He sounds fun.
>>29442563How far in the timeline are we? Are we far enough that Terry's switched to the Bomber Jacket and Rock is running about?
>>29442866Well, in 2002, Rock was still a little kid. In the KOF timeline, it's assumed that Geese is probably still alive.
>>29442563>A. Keep dreamingWe have to see this.
>>29442908>Geese still aliveI blame the Satsui no Hadou
>>29442964Well, it was a relatively major point in the Maximum Impact series that Geese was dead and Billy Kane was trying to come to grips with the fact.For what that's worth.
>>29442563>AOnce Tizoc is done, we can administer the killing blow.
I was checking out sprites on the SNK wiki and Mr. Karate has a massive rack as a chick, holy shit.
>>29443099Well, Takuma is built like a mountain, after all.
>>29442680See >>29442770>>29442770>>29442833He's a babyface because he's based on Tiger Mask and Fray Tormenta, the real-life priest who became a wrestler.>>29442866>>29442908Yes & Yes, but there's a reason for certain fighters looking younger than they are... Also, Terry's in the Bomber Jacket and has long hair, but not by choice.>>29442964>>29442964>>29442984Well, the MI Series was basically SNKP trying to fuse certain elements of the KoF, Fatal Fury & Art of Fighting Timelines together while restarting it, but at the same time cashing in on the name of Fing of Fighters... Geese is implied to still be alive in KoF because of a set of scrolls he found in Fatal Fury 3 and kept; In Fatal fury Canon, Geese lost those Scrolls and ended up dieing at the end of Real Bout Fatal Fury.>>29443099>>29443153Damn it Boner...Also, update's comming along in just a moment or so.
>>29443188I'd challenge her to a exhibition match to improve my karate, if you know what I mean.
>>29443562That's literally r63 Serious Mr. Karate. You'd get destroyed.
>>29443737>You'd get destroyed.Destroyed so good.
OK, now for the update.>>29442659>>29442663>>29442921>>29443090A part of you seems almost entranced at this man-yet-not-a-man as he looks down at you, clicking his tongue as he takes off his cape (Which you didn't even realize he had on) and kneels down, covering you with it as his hands softly grab onto your body." 'Ang on mate, ain't a good idea to move me too much right now" you weakly tell him as he moves you up slowly, coughing up blood when you sit upright. You look down at the ground, though not because you'd like to; Your neck's killing you and you simply don't have the strength to hold your head up as this... "Griffon"?-man leaps high into the air, rolling onto Raiden's shoulders in a sitting position and You crane your neck up and try to get a good glimpse of The Griffon beatthe hell out of Raiden, a part of your mind saying "You've GOT to see this!"."You... You monster! You used your powers as a Lucha to rob this poor woman of her dignity and Pride, only for your own sick amusement!?" The Griffon asks, his voice reminding you of Kaphwan Kim."Oh, come on mate; I hadn't even stuck it in ye-""-IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU 'STUCK IT IN' OR NOT, YOU RUDO!" He yells, cutting Raiden off as he lands three powerfull overhand punches before grabbing him, your eyes transfixed on him as he launches high into the air, screaming "BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGG!!! FAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!" as he crashes into the ceiling, then stands atop of Raiden's body as it crashes into the carpeted floor.He takes a look over at him, checks his pulse, then strides over to you, your mind not quite comprehending what happened... Your wandering thoughts get interrupted by The Griffon's huge hand resting on your shoulder. "Did... Did he really take your pride and chastity, Senoirita? He asks, his voice filled with concern.===>KO! The Griffon Wins!===>A. Say Something>B. Do Something>C. Wake Up
>>29444208>>A. Say Something"Nah... wasn't completely dead yet.">>B. Do SomethingTry to flex. Take inventory of various injuries.
>>29444208>A. Say Something"Nah, he didn't do nothin'. Just roughed me up a little, that's all.">B. Do SomethingTry to stand up.
>>29444208>A.Well losing a fight is never fun, but the second part is still intact.>B.Let's flex - see how much of us is still going.
>>29444355>>29444405>>29444433"Nah... he didn't do anythin'; Just roughed me up a little, that's all." You weakly tel him, an all-too-familiar taste of copper from the blood pooling up in your mouth on the tip of your tongue."You're very brave to take on a Luchador without wearing a mask yourself... That he went down so easily is a testament to your strength." He assures you as you flex your various injuries. "Might you be a Joshi from Japan?""Nah mate, I'm from The Outback." You reply, before adding "And I kept goin' cuz' it aint over till the fat bint sings and I never heard him start". He laughs at that, his voice booming as your mind starts to wonder and your eyes get unfocused as you feebly attempt to stand up... Thankfully, The Griffon catches you the moment your legs give up and carries you in his arms "Bridal Style", an odd look on your face as you as "Wot Mate? You 'avvin' a giggle or somethin'?"."Senoirita, your courage is admirable, but you are badly hurt..." before asking "Where is your mask? And your clothes? did he steal them from you?""I... I don't wear a mask" You reply before adding "And I don't know where my clothes arRURK!""Senoirita! Try not to talk much; Conserve your strength!" He tells you, shaking your body to try and keep you awake. "I'll get you to the Hospital over in Glass Hill in no time!" You hear him say before blacking out, your ears and senses failing you...===>A. Assume the Role of The Griffon>B. Timeskip to a different part of the Dream as Katja Hartkern >C. Wake up and Assume the Roll of Katja in the Real World
>>29444990So wait, if we black out do we go into a dream within the dream?
>>29444990>B. Timeskip to a different part of the Dream as Katja HartkernLet's not let the rabbithole go TOO deep.
>>29444990>>B. Timeskip to a different part of the Dream as Katja HartkernI don't want to see inside his head.
Internet Connection's getting funky due to incliment weather at my house Anons; Appologies for the wait.>>29445259>>29445416Your mind blanks out and your vision fades to darkness, the sound of your heartbeat being the only thing keeping you company and making a part of your psyche comfortable in the fact that, yes, you're still alive... Or as alive as anyone could be in a dream, but whatever; "Now's not the time to get philosophical" you think to yourself as light starts to fill your eyes, your vision turning white as your eyes open, staring at a cloudy, grey sky above you as the sound of crickets and birds fill your ears.You crane your neck to a side and see a small stone statue to your left sitting on a stone walkway... It feels as though it should look familiar to you, but you can't quite place where you've seen it before.As you start to sit up slowly, checking your body's reaction as you do, you note that everything feels... Well, fine. Whatever injuries you had felt from the fight with Raiden now seemed to be gone; In fact, you feel brimming with vitality as you sit upright for a moment, then stand up and do a few quick stretches as you take a look around.You seem to be in a Bamboo Grove with a narrow stone path rising in front of you, a statue/shrine for offering money to your left and a small bench to your right. "At least I'm wearin' clothes this time" you think to yourself as you see that you're wearing in a Black, sleeveless Karate Gi with a White Obi, six black slashes on the tip of each tail... As you turn around, you note that a large door is behind you, but you can also hearing someone crying off into the distance...>A. Check the Door, maybe you could try to open it? (Roll 1d100 For Strength)>B. Walk up the stone path and see who, or what, is crying.
>>29446259>B. Walk up the stone path and see who, or what, is crying.
>>29446259We should probably open the door, but... must know who's crying.>>B. Walk up the stone path and see who, or what, is crying.Yuri?
>>29446356>>29446417You take a look back at the door, but start to walk up the stone path as you feel as though the sound of whatever's crying out in the distance is... Familiar, somehow.After a while, you arrive at the top of a faily-large mountain into another, much larger Bamboo Grove and notice a young woman sitting on a large stone, crying softly into her traditional Shinto Shrine Maiden wear. "Huh... Almost looks like Yuri" you think to yourself as you inwardly grimace at this scene; Comforting others hasn't been your strong suit, but you feel as though there isn't really a choice... Is there?>A. Sit down to this girl and try to ask, as least-awkwardly as possible, what's wrong. (Roll 1d100 for the Awkwardness of the Response; The higher the number, the better Katja's query)>B. Say nothing, but sit down next to her and see what she does; If she notices you (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)>C. Stand there and observe her for a moment, see if she notices you.
>>29447177Also, fuck this incliment weather and fuck my internet connection sideways with a stick.
Rolled 40>>29447177>>B. Say nothing, but sit down next to her and see what she does; If she notices you (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)Nothing short of rolling a 1 would fit Katja if we chose A.
Rolled 4>>29447177>B. Say nothing, but sit down next to her and see what she does; If she notices you (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)
Rolled 27>>29447177>>B. Say nothing, but sit down next to her and see what she does; If she notices you (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)
Rolled 89>>29447238>>29447320>>29447499Rolling for The Shrine Maiden's Response.
>>29447553...shrine maiden stoneface. Do not invite her to poker night.
>>29447238>>29447320>>29447499You stare at the Shrine Maiden sobbing on the stone, at a loss for words and at a loss of what to do... A part of you feels like your taking the coward's way out just standing there, but you put that thought out of your mind for a moment and take in the girl across the way on the rock, feeling almost like a hunter observing it's prey?She has a youthful face and voice, but you can't really tell how old she is... Her clothes hide her body well, though you can tell that she's fairly petite, with the clothes seemingly slightly too big for her. Her black hair's done up in a braided ponytail, long and jet-black, her skin pale and her eyes... Red?You scratch your head for a moment before she looks up at you, her eyes still filled with tears but her mood darkening. "You..." She pauses, her body starting to shiver and the irises of her eyes slowly turning orange. "I trusted you... I TOLD you to look after her, to protect her, to comfort her and tell her she's perfect the way she was.""Ah bloody 'ell, are you shittin' me?" you think to yourself as the image of the largge shrine maiden in the impossible clothes slowly losing her image and turning into a doll-faced, painfully thin person as this other Shrine Maiden stands up, her body shaking with fury as you assume a combat stance.She runs up and punches you in the stomach, but you don't feel anything. She punches you again, her form suggesting that she's a Judo Practioner but once more you feel nothing. She grabs you around your midsection, trying to move you to the ground but you don't move an inch, The Shrine Maiden's face red with a mixture of fury and shame as you start to wonder what you should do? >A. Fight back; You take on all challengers, any time, any where! (Roll 1d100 for Combat Damage)>B. Talk her down, ask her exactly what you did (Roll 1d100 for Diplomacy)>C. Talk shit about how weak she is and tell her to run along (Roll 1d100 for Intimidation)
Rolled 72>>29448585>B. Talk her down, ask her exactly what you did (Roll 1d100 for Diplomacy)I would say Katja is an equal-opportunity combatant, but there's a place for everything.
Rolled 72>>29448585>>B. Talk her down, ask her exactly what you did (Roll 1d100 for Diplomacy)This is disturbingly familiar to the Yuri fight incident. Prepare to deploy awkward shoulder-pats and there-theres!
Rolled 74>>29448617>>2944873572 Mind.Rolling for the shrine maiden's response.
>>29448986>72>74...this just isn't our night, is it?
>>29448617>>29448735You take a look down at this girl trying to knock youoff your balance and oddly wonder "Why bother?" at first, but then hold your tongue as you ask "What the bloody hell did I DO?""You want to know?! You left my best friend to fucking die, you stupid bitch! You watched shrivel up into nothing but a bag of fucking bones!" She says as she looks up at your face, seeing that she's madder than a wet hen on an electric fence, but at the same time almost bemused at her antics..."I was TRYING to save her from a Snake the size of a bloody HOUSE, you stupid git!' You reply, ticked off to no end at her, though you can't really tell what caused you to snap back at her like that... Regardless, your remarks piss her off to end as she backs up and tries to grab you once more, yelling "NO YOU DIDN'T! You rode up on a bolt of lightning and just left her to be a snack for the god of fucking destruction!" "Well excuse fucking ME sunshine! I didn't intend to do that, honest! What were you supposed to want me to DO?!" You respond as she's STILL trying to grab you, though you can feel her body starting to tire."I WANT MY BEST FUCKING FRIEND BACK!!!" She screams, a deep power rising up in her voice as she finally lifts you up off the ground and slams you with a "Lift-Up & Cutter". You roll to one side and miss her follow-up attack, wonder how you should respond...>A. Attack her in return, but don't try to kill her; Just use throws and basic punches and kicks (Roll 1d100 for combat damage)>B. Defend, Defend, DEFEND! Let this girl blow off steam; She can't really damage you... Can she? (Roll 1d100 for Defense)>C. Just try to dodge her, wear her down and prove how her fighting you won't really solve anything (Roll 1d100 for Evasion)
Rolled 17, 64 = 81>>29449472>C. Just try to dodge her, wear her down and prove how her fighting you won't really solve anything (Roll 1d100 for Evasion)Rolling an extra 1d100 to slap the piss out of her. Nothing substantial, but just one really good slap. Make her lose her sense of taste, see if she comes around.
Rolled 61>>29449472>>C. Just try to dodge her, wear her down and prove how her fighting you won't really solve anything (Roll 1d100 for Evasion)...we should've taken the door.
>>29449528It's only 1d100 for any option Anon.
Rolled 7Sorry for the delay Anons; Had to fix up some dinner.>>29449528>>29449561Rolling for the Shrine Maiden's Attack Accuracy.
>>29450351WE PASSED A ROLL CHECK!I think that might be our first in this thread. This dream must be set on nightmare mode.
>>29441676>This man is running of PURE REFLEX and countering us almost step for step.So he's a SYUUPA PAI- oh wait, wrong quest.
>>29449528>>29449561A dark part of you wants to just launch a Kohou at this increasingly grating woman and get this over with, but you think it over and decide to try and just let her work it out as she launches punches and kicks at you, her form starting to worsen and her breathing starting to sound heavy as she attacks with wild abandon.As you expected, she's no match for your speed and you look at her somewhat confusingly; Hadyou fought someone of her caliber back when you were in you teens, she might've given you a run for your money, but now you start to wonder what this is all for as she stops to take a breath, the fight in her eyes that you noticed from before waning...At the same time, you hear a voice inside your head ask "Why not just kill two birds with one stone? Knock her out, make her meet her friend again" as you look at her, honestly starting to wonder where that voice is coming from and why it's being brought on by the sight of this woman... >A. Give into the urge; Kohou this chick's ass into the Milky Way. (Roll 1d100 for Attack Damage)>B. Stop and take a look at her and ponder whether there's an important lesson to be learned in all of this...? (Roll for 1d100 for a Perception Check)>C. Ask her if she's done yet, sit her down and, you know, actually try to TALK with her? (Roll 1d100 for persuation)
Rolled 26>>29451029>>C. Ask her if she's done yet, sit her down and, you know, actually try to TALK with her? (Roll 1d100 for persuation)
Rolled 36>>29451029>C. Ask her if she's done yet, sit her down and, you know, actually try to TALK with her? (Roll 1d100 for persuation)
Rolled 41>>29451076>>29451206Rolling for The Maiden's Response.
>>29451332...and back to the failing. Our complete lack of success is actually starting to amuse me.
I deeply appologize for these intermittent updates Anons; I've had to deal with a lot of stuff today... Tomorrow (Should this thread still be up) will be better.>>29451076>>29451206You take a long look at this girl, your mind swirling with unfamiliar voices as you try to focus on her face... You KNOW you've seen her somewhere before, you can almost say her name, but you don't want to try to make her feel worse than she already does. The Shrine Maiden, on the other hand, is sweating profusely as she glares at you, venom in her voice as she asks "What're you staring at!?""Nothin'... You wanna stop?" You ask, geniunely sorry for her as you drop your guard and put your arm out."No..."The Maiden shakes her head before adding "... I don't want to stop now; It hurts too much..." Before starting to sob once more."Y'know, the hardest part of being strong, is that no one ever asks if you're alright." You pause as you bring your arm back before adding "I lived everyday with that and I ended up worse than you're right now... Look, I know it's 'ard, but you'll find somebody else yeah?""B-but... She was my ONLY friend. We were close enough that everyone joked we were DATING, for heaven's sake!" She squeals, an all-too familiar feeling of Deja-Vu overcoming you as you decide to walk over to her."You'll find somebody like that out there... Well, if you want to, I-I mean; It's not me for you to, uh, y'know. decide your preferences or anything but..." You stammer, again finding your inner conscious running ahead of your mouth before seeing her eyes look up at you, a forlorn sense of hopelessness in them.
>>29452845"I know... I just can't escape the feeling that, like, maybe she WAS special to me." She replies as "Well... Maybe she was. Maybe she was that perfect, one-in-a-million friend anyone would kill to 'ave, benefits or not... But think about 'ow many people are in th' world today? Why not find somebody y'like and MAKE that one-in-a-million friend you want so badly? What's stoppin' you?"She looks around, then looks down at the ground before replying "I don;t know" as softly as a person could, her words barely a whisper above the ever-darkening storm clouds above...>A. Ask her to come with you back to the door you saw earlier; It's getting stormy out and she's got nowhere else to go anyway... Right? (Roll 1d100 for Persuation)>B. End the conversation and walk past her, giving her a nod as the two of you walk down sepperate pathways in this crazy game called "Life".>C. Tell her that no matter what, she'sperfect the way she is and see if she wants a real hug.>D. Wake Up in the hospital and ask yourself "Who's been watching bad soaps in my room? They're bad for me health."
>>29453827Last branching pathway of the night Anons, with the last update of the night on voting.
>>29453827>B. End the conversation and walk past her, giving her a nod as the two of you walk down sepperate pathways in this crazy game called "Life".Who knows, maybe we'll see each other again some day...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eJkpyRzTww
Rolled 51>>29453827>>A. Ask her to come with you back to the door you saw earlier; It's getting stormy out and she's got nowhere else to go anyway... Right? (Roll 1d100 for Persuation)>>C. Tell her that no matter what, she'sperfect the way she is and see if she wants a real hug.I see no contradiction here.
Rolled 62>>29453982Rolling for the Shrine Maiden's response, then the last update of the night.
>>29453895>>29455257You take one last look at this mistifyingly complex Shrine Maiden and sigh, closing your eyese as you think of the right words to say (Finding it more difficult than an averaghe workout under Takuma Sakazaki's supervision)... Then tell her "Look... No matter what you say to yourself, or think about 'yerself, you're perfect the way you are; Fuck anybody that says otherwise... Not litterally, o'course."You open your eyes to see see her crack a small smile, then walk over and hug you, her body giving off an incredibly large sensation of heat as you awkwardly embrace her from the increasingly harsh rain. She looks up at you, eyes on fire while saying "Win. Win at life. Win at fighting. Win at whatever you want to do... Just don't forget who you are deep down."You smile at that and nod as you ask "You wanna to go back down to this old door I saw with me? Might be able to get out of this pissin' rain.""I'm OK. Thank you for offering though..." She says, then wordlessly breaks away from you and starts walking away, seemingly vanishing into thin air... (Updates Paused)If this thread's still around tomorrow, updates will resume at around 10:30-11 AM PST, 12:30-1 PM EST. G'Night and thanks to who all that participated!
>>29460693Thanks Anon.(Updates now Resume)>You now resume Direct Control of Katja HartkernYou look around, the rain drenching your clothes and the wind starting to pick up as you shiver from the cold. You look up and see that this particular grove is on the side of a HUGE Mountain, with a speck of light near the top... Eventually, you find another ascending Stone Path that cuts through the Bamboo Forrest you've seen around you since you've got here, but you don't know if you should walk up iy; That light was pretty high up on the mountain and the daylight is fading fast...>A. Walk up the Stone Path and try to get to the Light as quickly as you can (Roll 1d100 for Speed)>B. Walk back down the pathyou came from and see if that Large, Wooden Door you saw earlier leads anywhere... (Roll 2d100 for Speed & Strength in trying to Open The Door)
Rolled 11>>29462364>A. Walk up the Stone Path and try to get to the Light as quickly as you can (Roll 1d100 for Speed)
Rolled 31>>29462425Rolling for the Elements reducing Katja's Speed.
>>29462425>>29462425You do a few quick hamstring stretches, then break out into a jogging pace you feel comfortable with as you attack the ascending stone path with tenacity, the little light you can use starting to fade...Unfortunately, this path cuts through a much thicker forrest than the one you had walked through earlier and is much, MUCH longer than you had anticipated; You feel as though you're about halfway there when you notice a small resting area coming up ahead of you, decorated much like a You take a quick breather, your body shivering as you try to shake off the cold. If you really put your head down now, you think you might be able to get up to the top of the mountain, but this other path looks fairly tempting, especially when you note that there are small lanterns along it to give you some light...>A. Follow the path you're already on and try to get to the light before it's too dark to see where you're going. (Roll1d100 for Speed)>B. Try out this side path and see if it leads anywhere; After all, it IS lit by lamps... (Roll 2d100 for Speed & Navigation)>C. Give up ascending and backtrack all the way back down to the moutainside; Maybe you could try those Wooden Doors you saw before you succumb to pnuemonia? (Roll 1d100 for Speed)
Rolled 80>>29462900>A. Follow the path you're already on and try to get to the light before it's too dark to see where you're going. (Roll1d100 for Speed)
Rolled 68>>29462900>>A. Follow the path you're already on and try to get to the light before it's too dark to see where you're going. (Roll1d100 for Speed)Katja ain't no quitter.
Rolled 57>>29462965>>29462977Rolling for Visibility on Katja's part (The higher the number, the darker everything around her seems to be.)
>>29462965>>29462977You put the path to side out of your mind as you steel yourself for another jog up the stone path you were on, the light continuing to fade and the storm not really letting up... This time though, you REALLY put your head down and run; You attack the mountain as firecely as you can, warmth starting to return to your bodyas you feel your legs and feet almost carry you faster than your mind can keep up as you trod up the stone path, the Bamboo Shoots getting thicker and darkness now descending upon you. Fortunately, you arrive at the entrance to a massive temple of some kind, a large ellevated fire-pit in front of you and the actual entrance to said temple a little ways over...>A. Walk over to the Entrance and knock on the Door, then wait for someone to answer; It's rude to come into a place like this uninvited (Roll 1d100 for Luck)>B. Run over to the Entrance and pull the door open, cockily waltzing in afterwards; You just ran up a goddamn mountain, your clothes are SOAKED and if they don't like it? Fuck 'em. (Roll 1d100 for Strength)>C. Just stay in front of the warm fire and take a look around; Maybe this place isn't what it seems... (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)
Rolled 58>>29463531>C. Just stay in front of the warm fire and take a look around; Maybe this place isn't what it seems... (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)
Rolled 60>>29463531>>A. Walk over to the Entrance and knock on the Door, then wait for someone to answer; It's rude to come into a place like this uninvited (Roll 1d100 for Luck)Best be polite it could contain more wild wrestlers.
Seems we are a bit low on players today.Well if it will get things moving then i don't mind changing my A for a C
Rolled 38>>29464512If that's the case, I'll roll against Katja's Perception Check (IE Her Naivete) and ask you to roll for Option C, if you wouldn't mind..
Rolled 100>>29464676Rollin' to percive
>>29464767I think that's the first 100 of the quest.
>>29464767HOLY SHIT!>>29464879Yes it is, actually... It's also the first time ANYONE's maxed out a roll in the quest so far.Update's coming along, as I'm eating lunch at the moment.
>>29464767>>29463687>>29463687You It's a battleground. You can feel it in the air, in the mood, the setting, the rythmic bangs and booms rumbling from inside the main "Temple"... This is where fighters of all shapes, sizes, disciplines and walks of life come to test themselves, to prove thier abilities against one another in combat, sometimes armed, but mostly unarmed.You instantly feel at ease, almost at home as you look past the raging fire in front of you to see the doors of the Main Building open, a man gettinng thrown out into the darkness and close, almost before your mind could register it. You idly wonder whether you should go over and see if the guy 's alright, but you hear footsteps as he walks over to you, his odd-looking jacket ripped and torn, his face belying years of fighting experience (Though you don't expect him to be over 33 Years of age, what with how his skin looks) and his body seemingly sculpted, reminding you of the weight-lifters and body builders that used to crowd around the beach's in Surfer's Paradise when you'd visit for a laugh or two.He's also Asian, but very tall, towering over you as a long, twin-tailed headband flies through the wind behind him, steam rising from his body and his breath...>A. Ask this Banchou where you are and what happened to him(Roll 2d100 for Persuation & Luck)>B. Offer him a place next to you near the fire, then introduce yourself.>C. Say nothing, do nothing; He doesn't seem to be in a good mood (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)Gotta go on a little break after this; Shouldn't take more than an hour at the most.
Rolled 37, 2 = 39>>29465566>A. Ask this Banchou where you are and what happened to him(Roll 2d100 for Persuation & Luck)
Rolled 56, 81 = 137>>29465566>>A. Ask this Banchou where you are and what happened to him(Roll 2d100 for Persuation & Luck)
Rolled 49, 25 = 74>>29465566>A. Ask this Banchou where you are and what happened to him(Roll 2d100 for Persuation & Luck)
Rolled 65, 53 = 118>>29465782>>29465861>>29466321Rolling for his Response and AGAINST Katja's Luck.
Rolled 63, 84 = 147>>29465566A
>>29465782>>29465861>>29466321>>29466756"Oi. You don't look to good big guy." You say, seeing if he'll respond. He looks at you for a moment before shaking his head in agreement, muttering "Asshole Cowboy pulls out a goddamn rifle at me during a no weapons fight, then got me kicked out when I popped one of these into my mouth to try and razz him" as he outstretches his hand."What are these? Sunflower Seeds?" You ask as you look at the palm of his hand, genuiniely curious as to why something so inocuous could cause such a reaction."Yeah... My body sorta responds to them; Sometimes, I can get like a rush of energy flow through me and turn the tide of a fight... The dudes that run this place thought I was on Dragon Pills or something..." He mumbles, a bitter tone to his voice."Huh..." You ponder, then add "Well, I'm not actually around from these parts; What IS this place?""Oh, it's a temple run by these weird-ass guys and gals who listen to hair metal and think they're wrestlers" He explains, adding "They allow anyone and everyone to show up and throw down, bare hands or weapon. You win a fight, you stay a night; You lose, you fight again when you want, but if you lose three times in a row they'll kick you out.""Huh... Sounds like my kind of place" You muse."Looks like it too... Though, if you lose and they like you enough they'll let you sleep out back in a couple of sheds." He says before stretching his neck and adding "Well, I got to get a move on before they harrass me for vagrancy.""Wot, out in this weather? You havinn' a giggle mate?" You tease, the weather not relenting this whole time."Nah, I'm used to it. Besides, If it gets too dark I'll just do this" He replies before popping a Sunflower Seed into his mouth, swallowing it in one gulp. After a second or two, you feel a powerful energy flow through this guy's body as he starts to glow a fiery red for a brief moment."Bloody hell, that's amazin'... What's your name big guy?"
>>29467582"Mizoguchi Makoto. Yours?""Katja Hartkern..." You tell him as you wonder where you've seen him before, if you might've met him at some time in your life; His headband reminds you of that grappling schoolgirl you met, Tsuyako was it? Before you can finish that thought and ask him if he has any kids, he's gone, though you can hear him humming a song as he walks down the stone path you walked to get up here...You take a moment and decide to walk over to the Main Temple and knock on the door, taking a knock and expecting someone as odd-looking as Raiden or that Griffon-Man answer... Except no one does.>A. Knock again; Maybe their busy inside? (Roll 2d100 for the Power behind your knock and Luck)>B. Pull the door open yourself and walk in like you own the place (Roll 2d100 for Strength & Intimidation)>C. Knock on the door, but do some warm-up stretches outside while you wait for a reply (Roll 2d100 for the Power behind your knock and Dexterity)
Rolled 43, 81 = 124>>29467749>A. Knock again; Maybe their busy inside? (Roll 2d100 for the Power behind your knock and Luck)
Rolled 77, 65 = 142>>29467749>BGET SWOLE
>>29467749Now Mizoguchi is here? I expect a TIGER BAZOOKA at some point.
Rolled 43, 21 = 64>>29467749>>B. Pull the door open yourself and walk in like you own the place (Roll 2d100 for Strength & Intimidation)Time for some swagger
Rolled 34, 30 = 64>>29467901>>29468072Rolling for the Door's Resistance and the Reaction from Inside.
Going on a small break Anons; I'll beback about twenty minutes with an Update.
Surprise, Surprise: Twenty Minutes turns into an hour because my friends won't leave me alone.>>29467901>>29468072You take a long look at the door in front of you, asking yourself "What would the best course of action be?" You think of politely knocking and asking to come inside, but then Mizoguchi's words come remind you that this isn't really a temple; Besides, you're still in a badass-looking Black Gi... "You look the part, then let's play it" You think to yourself as you grab the door's handles and pull, finding that they weren't TOO difficult to move as you cockily walk inside... To no reaction; It seems that most of the place is watching what's going on down in an alcove, the sound of two commentators(?) jaw-jabbing at each other as someone wordlessly motions you over to the right.She's dressed as... Another Shrine Maiden? Well, she IS wearing Red & White, and there's no question that she's a woman; Hell, you ponder if she's showing off her feminine form a little TOO eagerly as large, soft parts of her body sway and swoon, her figure dancing as she walks you over to a table near a large fire place.That's when you see him as you sit down; A tall, built guy with mutton-schop sideburns see him sitting in the back corner, polishing off a bottle of beer, a winchester rifle at his side and a drak "Ten-Gallon" Hat over his eyes...>A. Walk over to the Gunman and challenge him to a fight (Roll 1d100 for Persuation)>B. See if someone else wants to battle; This place seems to be crawling with guys & gals that wouldn't mind "Throwing Down" with you.>C. Just take a breather and enjoy the fire for now; If someone asks, tell them you'll fight when you have to.
>>29470155>C. Just take a breather and enjoy the fire for now; If someone asks, tell them you'll fight when you have to.At least we're out of the rain.
Rolled 82, 7 = 89>>29470155>CLet's watch and see what happens
Curse my friends for liking me enough to keep bugging me...>>29470283>>29470691You lay back in the comfy chair opposite of a roaring fire, the sounds and atmosphere of this so-called "Temple" reminding you more of "Road House" bars that would spring up in the Outback at fueling stops for "Road Trains".In a way, you're reminded of home, but again you cringe when you think of those days, having to hide your gender in case some big dude and buddies wanted to jump you, or knife you, or worse... You drift off for a moment, then get a tap on the shoulder from the girl you followed over here."Excuse me ma'am, but a gentlemen wants to challenge you." She asks, pointing over to the Cowboy you saw before, who's now rotating his shoulder in anticipation..."Can I refuse? I don't like fightin' blokes with guns" You tell her as she nods, then prances over to the Cowboy to relay your reply as you close your eyes, sinking in the warmth of the fire and the comfiness of the chair.You recieve another tap on the shoulder, then look at the Cowboy glaring at you, a cocky smirk on his gin. "You deaf or somethin'? I challenged you to a fight.">A. Tell him in no uncertain words to fuck off; You don't fight against gun users (Or other Weapon Specialists, for that matter) (Roll 2d100 for Intimidation & Persuation)>B. Reluctantly agree to fight him, but tell him you need to warm-up first (Roll 1d100 for Diplomacy)>C. Ignore him; If he causes trouble, you might be able to get the securoty this place hasto throw him out... (Roll 1d100 for Bluff)
Rolled 80, 31 = 111>>29471442>A. Tell him in no uncertain words to fuck off; You don't fight against gun users (Or other Weapon Specialists, for that matter) (Roll 2d100 for Intimidation & Persuation)No self-respecting man needs to bring a gun to a fight. You win some, you lose some, but you live at the end. Don't be a bitch.
Rolled 69, 17 = 86>>29471616Rolling for the Cowboy's response & reaction.
Sadly have to go on break AGAIN Anons...Shouldn't be long as before though. (Gotta drive back home.)
OKAY! Made food for my 'roomies, took care of a few other things... I'm here until I fall asleep at the Lap-Top.>>29471616>>29471616You calmly look at this as flashes of "The Man in Black" you had fought back at the Pao Pao Cafe 2 spring to mind, then reply 'Look, I told the waitress in the outfit three sizes too small, she told it to you, I'll say to ya' right now; I don't fight guys with guns. It's not fun, it ain't fair for me and, honestly, look around ya'; would anyone want to happily watch meHe pauses, taking your words into consideration before replying "Well shit, It's not I'm like usin' real bullets.""Blanks still hurt a ton mate; I know first hand." You fib, intent in He glares at you, giving you "The Evil Eye" look before finally shrugging and walks away, muttering "Suit yerself then dyke" low enough that you can't quite make out what he's said...Regardless, with that guy out of the way you take a few more minutes by the fire in before the "Waitress" taps you on the shoulder again, quietly asking "Ma'am, If you don't find someone to fight you soon, the management is going to kick you out."You ponder her words before getting up out of your chair, stretching your neck and arms out before wordlessly walking up to near where you came in...>A. You walk up to the first person you can find at the bar and challenge them to fight (Roll 1d100 for Luck)>B.You take a look around, scanning the place to see if you can find a weaker opponent to dominate just so you can get the fight out of the way (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)>C. Take the opportunity to explore how big this place really is, see where the bathrooms are etc. etc. while still acting like you want to fight someone (Roll 1d100 for Bluff)
Rolled 64>>29474556>A. You walk up to the first person you can find at the bar and challenge them to fight (Roll 1d100 for Luck)
Rolled 97>>29474646>>29474719Rolling against Katja's luck.
>>29474821I love how even in a "suit," Terry is still rockin' the Chuck Taylor All-Stars.
>>29474821>94We've just challenged the ghost of Geese, haven't we?
>>29474855I personally find it funny Heavy D!'s in the background rockin' the MC Hammer look and Iori Yagami's in a Purple Suit, but Terry's cool too.>>29475281Worse than that, actually...>>29474646>>29474719You head over to an area that you recognize as the Bar & Grill of this place and spot a tall, impressively built older man with sandy-blonde hair and a dark moutsache, clad in a Blood-Red suit and fancy dress shoes cavorting with a couple of women, a glass of whiskey in his hand.You clear your voice loud enough that you hope he hears you. Eventually, he does and you try to put on a brave face as you note that he's missing his left eye, a rather unique gem-like replacement filling the socket as he syays "Good evening... Ma'am. is there a reason you've interrupted my conversation?""W-Well, I..." "I want to challenge you, to a fight."He pauses, musing over your request as he grins and replies "Very well, I AM a bit rusty though... Do you trully wish to fight me? Or just put on a show for these idiots? Because if it is a fight that you want... I'll gladly accept, but I pull no punches in battle; I will not stop until you cannot stand or defend yourself any longer. It would be ill-fitting for a god such as myself to offer no less to one brave enough to challenge me."A part of you cringes at this man's words; He's all business and doesn't seem like he'd hesitate to kill you... Still, you shake your head "No" and reply "W-Well, as long as you don't kill me and put me on display in your den, mate, I'm game fer anything", trying to sound confident.
>>29476722He laughs heartily at your quip, then adds "Had I been ten years younger and you came up to me offering a chance to fight, I might just have... As it stands, I stopped doing that a while ago; It got boring and I didn't have enough space to store the damn things..."A part of you senses that you've just made quite possibly the biggest mistake in your life as you force yourself to smile as he gets up and walks over to a suited man, whispering in his ear for a moment as he then heads to a darkened part of the back of the bar, that same suited man heading over to you as he motions to follow him.Every part of your beng is screaming at you to run, get out of this place and don't come back... But your mind is focused on the battle that's ahead of you; Besides, if you can't handle something like this, why call yourself a fighter? Why bother putting yourself through all of hassle of Kyokugen Karate if you WEREN'T preparing to put your life on the line every time you stepped into a ring, no matter how make-shift or dubious?You do warm-up stretches in the holding area off to the right of the impressive arena this place has, a golden drahon statue framing it in the background as you start to almost hyperventilate at the thought of fighting this creepy man you've only barely met... But again, your motto . You ARE going to be the baddest bugger to ever step foot in this, and tonight you're going to prove it by god!
>>29476766The lights above you dim as a different suited man tells you that the time to fight has arrived. You close your eyes for a moment, then put on the best damn "War Face" you can think of as a spotlight from above follows you walking into the stage, a voice from nowhere in particular hyping up the crowd. "All right! Let's keep this party rollin' tonight ladies and gentlemen as the next match is on in 5!" "It's an Unknown of Unknowns, Katsha Hartkarn taking on the man, the myth, the LEGEND himself! Comming out of retirement tonight for all y'all, give it up for the infamous RUGAL Mothafuckin' BERNSTEIN!!!"You eye this "Rugal" guy in front of you, noting that he didn't even take off the suit he was wearing as he bows, then gets into a relaxed-looking fighting stance as you assume yours.===>BATTLE START!>Health for both Combatants: 100%>Ki for Both Combatants: 0%===>A. Get some butterflies out of your stomach and attack him right out of the gate (Roll 2d100 for Initiative & Attack Damage)>B. Let him come to you; Observe his movements and feel out how he fights (Roll 2d100 for Defense & Evasion)>C. Play the "Footsie" game and see if he reacts; Throw out your "Safest" moves to build Ki and then hit him as hard as you can>D. Run around the ring, circle him; He says he's "Rusty" and you saw him drinking earlier... Who's to say he won't get dizzy? (Roll 2d100 for Speed & Evasion)>New Thread Theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpPDR32DLRw
Rolled 15, 20 = 35>>29476795>RugalOh dear god you were right, this is worse...Uhhh...>AI hope this works
Rolled 82, 58 = 140>>29476795>A. Get some butterflies out of your stomach and attack him right out of the gate (Roll 2d100 for Initiative & Attack Damage)This is still a dreamscape, right?
Rolled 16, 47 = 63>>29476869To be fair, this isn't God Rugal, or Omega Rugal, or even the Sirtless one that's "Normal" from KoF '98; It's CvS Rugal. Powerful, yes, but not completely ridiculous.>>29476975Yes it is... Though, I'm starting to wonder how long Katja has been out for in th real world myself.Rolling for Rugal's Priority & Attack Damage.
>>29477113Dream time is never the same as real time. Still, Katja has been in a coma twice now.
>>29477113Thank god for >>29476975. Otherwise we'd be totally screwed
>>29477181First one was a "Real" coma; This one's more of a deep sleep she wants to wake up from, but can't...>>29476869>>29476975You sprint towards Rugal as the lights go up and the fight starts, his body swaying and his walk having a slight sense of swagger as he "Genocide Cu-" He starts to yell before you calmly cut him off with a rush-in "Thrust Punch", knocking him back as the MC's voice yells "Good GOD ladies and gentlemen! SHE BROKE THE GENOCIDE CUTTER!!!", though Rugal does a slow ukemi and then fires off a ground-skimming projectile at you.You run up and jump over the projectile and cross him up with a Hard Kick, then "Combo" that into a Roundhouse Kick as Rugal is knocked back, but not enough for you to have the tru advantage; He grabs you as you recover from the kick and throws to the left, then tries to hit you off the ground with another "Genocide Cutter", though you roll out of it and back away from him.From the slightly "Off" stance and the red on his face (Not to mention his breath!), you can tell that he HAS been drinking and he's somewhat surprised at the damage you dealt to him. Instead of a duel, it seems that he's trying to force this fight into a real slugfest as he throws single, powerful punches and kicks towards you, his limb's length making it diifcult to safely close in.Still, you somewhat evade most of them, taking a few glancing blows here and thee as you try to keep the momentum of the fight on your side, landing a Kohou as he fails to roll out of it in time, the crowd fairly stunned at your performance so far."Not bad... Though I AM a bit rusty" he says as he gets up and runs towards you, an arm outstretched...
>>29477814===Your Health: 77%Rugal's Health: 81%Your Ki: 66%, No Bars of KiRugal's Ki: 49%, No Bars of Ki===>A. Jump over him and try to cross him up with a Hard Kick, then maybe a quick Hien Shippu Kyuaku? (Roll >B. Roll through the attack and see how far he'll over-extend himself, then NAIL him HARD with a >C. Throw out a Ha'oh Raijinken and see if it'll trade, or even beat, his grab attempt (Roll 3d100 for Speed, Attack Damage & Luck)>D. Jump over him, see how long it takes him to notice you're behind him, the hit him with a Kohou (Roll 2d100 for Dexterity & AttackDamage)
>>29477846>A. Jump over him and try to cross him up with a Hard Kick, then maybe a quick Hien Shippu Kyuaku? (Roll 2d100 for Dexterity & Luck)>B. >B. Roll through the attack and see how far he'll over-extend himself, then NAIL him HARD with a Ha'oh Raijinken (Roll 2d100 for Luck & Attack Damage)Fixed.
Rolled 78, 89 = 167>>29477883>B. Roll through the attack and see how far he'll over-extend himself, then NAIL him HARD with a Ha'oh Raijinken (Roll 2d100 for Luck & Attack Damage)
Rolled 100, 47 = 147>>29477846>B
>>29477996DAT 100!>>29477991Rolling for Rugal's Priority & Attack Damage (If the Priority is higher than Katja's luck, she's gettin' grabbed)
Rolled 6, 37 = 43>>29478096Forgot the roll, sorry!
>>29477991>>29477996You briefly stare down Rugal as he runs towards you, his right arm outstretched as you then sprint towards him, barely missing his grab attempt as you roll UNDER his right arm and come out behind him as he clumsily stops after a few steps, the MC screaming "HOLY SHIT She rolled through the God Press! UNBELIEVABLE!".As the two of you turn around you hit him with another Ha'oh Raijinken on reaction, knocking him away from you as you assess your injuries. While somewhat below his usual as far as accuracy is concerned (In due part to being slightly drunk, as you suspect), Rugal's damage is still in top-form and you wonder "How long could I keep this up?" as you eye him slowly starting to get up off the ground...===Your Health: 77%>Rugal's Health: 76%>Your Ki: 3%, 1 Bar of Ki>Rugal's Ki: 58%, no Bars===>A. Keep this up and try to cross him up again, maybe going for a quick Hien Shippu Kyaku and then taking it from there? (Roll 4d100 for Speed and the Attack Damage for all three hits of the Kyaku Kick)>B. Let him try to come to you, but see if you can space him out with your Ha'oh Raijinken and other long-range punches and kicks (Roll 2d100 for Evasion & Attack Damage)>C. Let him come to you, but put up a strong defense and see f you can pick apart holes in his offense with quick-hitting strikes and throws (Roll 2d100 for Defense & Attack Damage)
Rolled 43, 44 = 87>>29478559>>B. Let him try to come to you, but see if you can space him out with your Ha'oh Raijinken and other long-range punches and kicks (Roll 2d100 for Evasion & Attack Damage)
Rolled 20, 69 = 89>>29478630Rolling for Rugal's Attack Accuracy & Defense.
Rolled 23, 41 = 64>>29478559>B
>>29478630>>29478630You note that Rugal seems to be sobering up by the moment as you hang back for a little bit, waiting for him to come to you... He fires off another ground-skimming projectile (A "Reppuken!"), then breaks out into a sprint and jumps over it and tries to hit you in a cross-up with a Dropkick-like attack, though his lack of speed allows you to block both strikes successfully as you begin to wonder if this might've been a bad idea; His attacks are delivered with reckless abandon and his reach is forcing you out of your own natural attack range... But not before you smack him across the face with a Hard Standing "Roundhouse" Kick, staggering him long enough that you wonder if now's the time to convert that ever-swelling Ki of yours into something BIG...===>Your Health: 68%>Rugal's Health: 73%>Your Ki: 31%, 1 Bar of Ki>Rugal's Ki: 1%, 1 bar of Ki===>A. Get tricky and use the Raiju Sprint to catch him off guard, then land a Ryuuko Ranbuu (Roll 2d100 for Luck & Attack Damage; Uses 1 Bar of Ki)>B. Power Up and land some BIG hits on him whhile he's cleary trying to recover himself (Roll 1d100 for Attack Damage; Uses 1 Bar of Ki)>C. Go back onto the offense and throw out the "Bread & Butter" Special Moves; Haoh Raijinkens, Kohou's, Whirlwind Kicks, the Works! (Roll 3d100 for Speed, Priority & Attack Damage)
Rolled 21, 26 = 47>>29479483>ABIG FINISH TIME
Rolled 13, 36 = 49>>29479483>A Get tricky and use the Raiju Sprint to catch him off guard, then land a Ryuuko Ranbuu
Rolled 9, 71 = 80>>29479573>>29479687Rolling AGAINST Katja's Luck and for Rugal's Defense.
>>29479573>>29479687You rush towards him, your mind focused on ending this fight right here, right now as you use the "Raiju Sprint" to dash past him, hold your arms back and then rush forward... Only to see him grin as he blocks your entire Ryuuko Ranbuu as you realize and dread that you've fallen directly into his trap...Though it wasn't completely fruitless (As you felt that your strikes weakened his guard slightly), yoou didn't do enough to stop Rugal from performing his "Genocide Heaven" Dream Move, his kicks hitting you and feeling razor-sharp on your body as he "Juggles" you into the air, then stops as the two of you hit the ground, Rugal brushing off his pants pockets as he waits for your next move...===>Your Health: 41%>Rugal's Health: 69%>Your Ki: 31%, No Bars>Rugal's Ki: 3%, No Bars ===>A. Get up as quickly as you can, but hop away from a possible grab attempt and try to counter it with a Kohou (Roll 2d100 for Recovery Speed & Evasion)>B. Get up as quickly as you can, but try to block the next strike that might come at you (Roll 2d100 for Recovery Speed & Defense)>C. Lay down on the ground for a moment and see if you can fake him out, try not to get hit and follow-up with a Kohou (Roll 3d100 for Bluff, Evasion & Attack Damage)
Rolled 28, 86 = 114>>29480185>A
Rolled 5, 84 = 89>>29480185>A
Rolled 77, 47 = 124>>29480231>>29480360Rolling for Rugal's Attack Speed & Attack Damage
>>29480231>>29480360Rugal glares down at you, a mad grin overcomming his face as you try to get up after such a devastating attack, only to get grabbed by his outstretched arm as you tried to hit him with a "Strong" Kohou, Rugal hoisting you up by the scruff of your neck as he looks into your eyes."That a low-rate fighter like you has managed to damage me this much..." He says, his voice low as he squeezes onto your throat for a moment before uppercutting you with his free hand, sending you flying across the ring as parts of the crowd start to boo, which only eggs Rugal on to start taunting them, his arms outstretched as he yells "KAISER,,,", then stops as his body starts to spasm as even he can't seem to contain the power of this projectile as you sit upright, your throat hurting and your head feeling a little bit woozy as you then get up off the ground and see Rugal struggle with his next attack...===>Your Health: 37%>Rugal's Health: 68%>Your Ki: 78%, No Bars>Rugal's Ki: 36%, No Bars===>A. Wait for it to come to you, then dodge it at the last moment and see if you can counter-hit him and get back on the offense (Roll 2d100 for Evasion & Attack Damage)>B. Don't waste anymore time; Rush in, dodge the projectile and get back into Rugal's face with your "Bread & Butter" moves (Roll 3d100 for Speed, Evasion & Attack Damage)>C. Stay where you are and try to block this thing; He might be planning to set up some kind of "50/50 Mix-Up" (Roll 2d100 for Defense and a Perception Check)
>>29480763>No VotesPause updates until tommorow at 1 PM EST, 10 AM PST?
>>29481123(Updates Paused)Officially calling it a night. If this thread's still up, I'll resume it. If not, I'll make a new thread in the same time outline as >>29481123
Although I like the fact that the dreams allow us to "meet" and interact with KOF characters, still I was under the impression that those were supposed to be "awakening" times during which Katja was supposed to learn or realize something that would change her.I love the Raijin Dash but this one is supposed to be Thunder-based, and the problem is she is supposed to still be trying to awaken her Electrical-potential so I wonder when did she have the time to think about, learn, and master the move.An important part of the AoF, FF, and KoF mythos are those moments where the character has to master a new moves or create it (and most of the time to defeat a strong opponent), and it seems like for Katja those moments are her dreams.TL;DR: Why the hell are we fighting Rugal??Don't want to be the party-pooper though, I'm also looking forward to hopefully stomp him.
>>29485574You bring up sound points. But, I feel that you don't seem to grasp that each one of these dreams, these visions, are meant to symbolize the chaotic nature of Katja's power and her lack of truly understanding what it mentally takes to be a fighter of the caliber of a KoF Tournament.The first dream? Her understanding that the reason why her training's hit a wall is because she's being taught to harness an element through her Ki that her body doesn't produce enough of to actually do, as well as show her the potential of mastering such an element and what it could do to her self-esteem. The Second Dream? Her hidden anxiety surrounding the talk of the Tournament, the idea of meeting all of these larger-than-life people that Ryo, Yuri & Takuma sometimes speak of more as god than human (Amd possibly thinking that she might have to change herself, how she acts around others, ust to "Fit In")... All while being shown that yes, she's powerful, but her element is going to take more than talent to truly master and that if channeled incorrectly, it can and could end up hurting herself more than her foe.This particular dream sequence (Which hopefully will be the last one, if there aren't any objections) is mainly her mind going outside of the realm of reality, of trying to learn how to BE one of those "Gods", to be a true fighter... And understand that at the end of the day, no matter who they are or what they've done, in the end they're all still people.... Sometimes absurdly powerful, sometimes impossibly evil, yes, but still people in the end... Also, that she's not very emotionally active or that she's not the best for making friends.
>>29488173So yes, I see your point of view regarding all of this. As for fighting Rugal specifically? Three reasons: (1), I rolled a damn-near critical and wanted someone suitably "Mean", yet fair (Hence CvS2-Era Rugal); (2) He's arguably the man who set the tone of the KoF Tournaments as most fighters know them today, for good or bad; (3) Most importantly of all, is that he's a psycological barrier for Katja to overcome, just like Raiden; She damn-near broke out of a sprint away from him out of fear, didn't get swayed by Rugal's to-the-point facts about himself (IE Admitting to a complete stranger that he stuffs Pretty Girls for his now-infamous "Trophy Room"), but she decided to fight him anyway because he's damn-near the scariest bloke she's ever met... And yes, it's because that she thinks he's "Par for the Course" in regards to the weirdo's she MIGHT meet in The Infinite Match.TL;DR I'm aware of all of those points and I'm working towards fixing them.(Updates Now Resume)The previous pathway lined out in >>29480763 is still up for voting...
Rolled 49, 73 = 122>>29488228Fair enough. I guess the disconnect comes from me expecting the dream to be a recurring point in the story, a bit like a level up phase) and it being more like an initiation phase toward the tournament.> CToo much of a risk trying to evade this thing and that only to get possibly countered.
Rolled 81, 46 = 127>>29488389These Dreams actually ARE a kind of "Level Up", but we the players do not see any truly tangible results unless she starts to train in the waking world.Rolling for Rugal's Attack Damage & Luck (He's a little too drunk to make a perception check... Also, he's nearly bent over back wards trying to hold onto his Kaiser Wave)
>>29488389You clear your eyes and stare down Rugal as he launches his "Kaiser Wave", noting that it vaguely looks somewhat like Takuma Sakazaki's "Haoh Shoko Ken"... Expecting something like that, you decide to NOT try and roll past it; Instead, you stay in place and hold your arms back, moving away slightly as Rugal's mighty projectile is let loose, taking longer to hit you than you had expected... Though you manage to defend it, the sheer damage of the attack and you're own draining strength causes your guard to be briefly broken as Rugal once again runs towards you, his right arm outstretched as he attempts to grab you with his "God Press". Though you curse yourself mentally (As the speed of the "Kaiser Wave" and Rugal's follow-up attack was slow enough that you might've been able to counter him), it finally feels like luck is on your side as he misjudges the distance between the two of you and misses, his arm not-quite close enough as you hit him with a "Strong" Kohou, sending the two of you sailing into the sky as he lands fairly hard on the ground in front of you.You take a moment to ponder your options as he tardily starts to get up off the ground; It almost feels like this fight's coming to a close...===>Your Health: 33%>Rugal's Health: 64%>Your Ki: 22%, 1 Bar of Ki>Rugal's Ki: 60%, No Bars===>A. Close it out with a Ryuuko Ranbu, then head over to that waitress and ask where you can crash for the night; You've got this fight in the bag... Right? (Roll 2d100 for Luck & Attack Damage; Uses 1 Bar of Ki)>B. "Power Up" and stick to basic "Bread & Butter" moves as you try to overwhelm him; Your defense and strength are fading and you don't know how long you could last... (Roll 2d100 for Speed & Attack Damage; Uses 1 Bar of Ki)>C. Lay back a little and see if he makes another mistake; He's strong, but he's looking pretty sloppy right now and you might be able to hit him where it hurts (Roll 2d100 for Evasion & Counter-Attack Damage)
Rolled 16, 75 = 91>>29489090>>C. Lay back a little and see if he makes another mistake; He's strong, but he's looking pretty sloppy right now and you might be able to hit him where it hurts (Roll 2d100 for Evasion & Counter-Attack Damage)Cross-counter!
Rolled 60, 47 = 107>>29489090> BWould have gone for C but the guy is close from getting another bar...So yeah, No choice, gotta go for the throat, can't let the monster catch his breath.
>>29489245Ughh I meant A, not B.
Rolled 54, 73 = 127>>29489090>>C. Lay back a little and see if he makes another mistake; He's strong, but he's looking pretty sloppy right now and you might be able to hit him where it hurts (Roll 2d100 for Evasion & Counter-Attack Damage)...I leave for a day, and we're fighting Rugal. What.
>>29488611>>29489458Two 127... what are the odds?
Rolled 69, 15 = 84>>29489458Well, CvS2 Rugal... AND he's a bit drunk, so he's not eaxctly on-par with his usual "SNK Boss Syndrome" self... Plus, it's a dream, so you know how those go.>>29489223Rolling for Rugal's Attack Accuracy & Attack Damage.
>>29489458If we are going for C, I want us actually taunting him out of it."Was that thingie the best you wank' could do?"
>>29489540Are you absolutely sure that's a good idea? Think about how CvS2 played out. Think about what had happened to Rugal in the end...>>29489223>>29489458You take a look at Rugal as he's getting up off the ground, holding a hand to his head and covering his false eye for a moment as you instictively back away a little, considering changing up your battle plan.Though he's undoubtably strong, you can sense that he would've wiped the floor with you much earlier in the fight if he weren't as drunk as he seems to be right now... You briefly consider hitting him with the Ryuuko Ranbuu, but instead back away as you ask "Not a good idea to hit the sauce and fight eh mate? Was that thingie the best you wank' could do?"He glares at you as his "Fales" eye glows bright red, seemingly activating before he begins a wild assault of punches and kicks, you doing the best you can to try and evade them and fight back in-turn.Curiously, though Rugal's using the same punches and kicks that knocked you out of your best attack range earlier, you don't feel any "Bite" in them now, even in your own weakened state; If anything, it's like he's desperate to try and keep yourself guessing as you knock him back a few times with a "Thrusting Punch", a few "Snap" kicks and then lead into a Hien Shippu Kyaku, though he Ukemi's out of it and you drakly realize his plan; He building up his Ki by relentlessly attacking you, waiting for you to throw out a "Big", slightly unsafe move, then hammer your mistake home with a "Desperation" Move of his own...Once more, Rugal raises his right leg in anticipation of performing a "Genocide Heaven", but he's a little too slow as he fights to keep his balance, leaving you enough time to...
>>29490035===>A. JUMP! Then Power Up and go for a Ryuuko Ranbuu to END this fucker. (Roll 2d100 for Dexterity and Attack Damage; Uses 2 Bars of Ki)>B. ROLL! Then see if you can stun him with a "Strong" Ha'oh Raijinken, then go from there (Roll 2d100 for Evasion & Attack Damage)>C. BLOCK! Then see if you can punish his attack with the mother of all Kohou's. (Roll 2d100 for Defense & Attack Damage)>D. GO HAM! Use the Raijin Sprint to see if you can get behind him, then see if you can hit him with the Denjin Haoh Skokuo Ken (Roll 2d100 Luck & Attack Damage; Uses 2 bars of Ki)===>Your Health: 26%>Rugal's Health: 55%>Your Ki: 15%, 2 Bars of Ki>Rugal's Ki: Locked in at 50% and using 1 Bar
Rolled 1, 97 = 98>>29490035>>A. JUMP! Then Power Up and go for a Ryuuko Ranbuu to END this fucker. (Roll 2d100 for Dexterity and Attack Damage; Uses 2 Bars of Ki)D was so very tempting.
>>29490035> Gouki defeating RugalThis never happened! , at least in my mindAlso, IMPORTANT question, is Raijin Sprint invulnerable during the sprint?
Rolled 7, 20 = 27>>29490052>A
>>29490153Not sure it is a good idea trying to jump that shit, if I remember some of the slahes hit high, PLUS he ends it with some Genocide Cutters too...
Rolled 16, 19 = 35>>29490153>A. JUMP! Then Power Up and go for a Ryuuko Ranbuu to END this fucker. (Roll 2d100 for Dexterity and Attack Damage; Uses 2 Bars of Ki)
Rolled 15, 80 = 95>>29490052>AJump AND go HAM on him!
Rolled 77, 96 = 173>>29490052> D
>>29490254The dice have spoken
Are we cursed with bad rolls now or something?This is where we should have gotten that 100 and gone totally the Baz on him.
>>29490279The dice don't want you jumping on him.We maybe should listen...
>>29490203No. However, if Katja's close enough and correctly judges the distance (IE Uses the "A Button" version), she WILL go through the attack. It work's like Rock Howard's "Rage Run" from Garou: Mark of The Wolves; It's not the sprint itself that's important, it's the dodge that FOLLOWS the sprint that you need to look at.>>29490279>>29490308Seems that way... But again, there ARE Anons that voted for it.Still, going to keep the voting open for a little while longer, as there seems to be an actual debate as to what Katja's next action should be...
>>29490335Well if you are cool with it then i will change my A vote for some nice D ham.
>>29490335Aaahhhh, to tell the truth I thought the move was something like the teleport move Gouki and Evil Ryu have in Street Fighter but with less distance and with her flickering with electricity instead.Not gonna lie I'm kinda confused about its effects.
Rolled 51, 16 = 67>>29490052>AWe're not 100% white, so we should have some hops, right?
Yeah... that jump is going to happen.Make it quick, I just hope it won't hurt too much...captcha: LANDGRAVE stsimucaptcha pls
>>29490371Mr. Karate allows you to change this vote this particular time. >>29490386Basically, Katja subconsciously creates a static charge of lightning inside of her, a part of her mind registering and "Riding" that lightning so-to-speak, to dash around her opponent. In KoF Terms, it's like how K-Dash uses his energy to slide through his opponent during his "Black Out" move. The difference here... Is that if Katja can realize what she's dooing, she can create a few follow-up attacks that are built in to it.Also, current voting tally stands as follows:Option A = 5 VotesOption D = 1 VoteOptins B & C = No VotesIf all y'all don't mind and have any objections, I might just have to roll for Rugal soon...
>>29490542> He does hit high....I truly do not like this
>>29490542Crap, thought that Genocide Heaven was another move. Changing my vote to D if I can...
>>29490625that would make it, what? 3 vs 3?
>>29490625It IS, actually... I just can't find a gif of it at the moment; My files and folders are a fucking mess.>>29490662Yes, that would DEADLOCK the votes...
>>29490724Thus, I'll ask one more time before I roll for Rugal; Option A? Or Option D? Please, do not roll for those choices as of this time.
>>29490724Is that the desperation move where he does a tons of Kick slashes in CvS2? If it is jumping that shit is suicide.>>29490759D
>>29490759Confirming Votes?in that case D
>>29490759...ah, what the hell. I'll switch over to D if it'll make things easier on you.
Rolled 40, 17 = 57>>29490784>>29490789>>29490790Option D has won the Deadlock Break! Rolling for Rugal's Speed & Attack Damage.Rolling for Rugal's Reach & Attack Damage (If his reach is greater than Katja's, this doesn't end well.)
>>29490881Ignore the reach & Attack damage part of that last roll; It was for Option A.
>>29490784>>29490789>>29490790>>29490254You dig deep within yourself, feeling a small spark of electricity well up from inside of you as you run towards Rugal, his expression manic as he briefly believes that you've given the fight to him... You know better to think that though; While you know that you could've blocked his oncoming barrage of kicks, you focus on trying to mimic what you felt when you squeezed past Raiden seemingly EONS ago; You let your mind wander back even farther, to when you first felt it, the rumble of the storm, the exhileration of being one with something so chaotic as Lightning.The Crowd gasps in awe as you dash around him, your mind and body struggling to keep up with your actions as Rugal goes through his motions, eventually giving you the prime opportunity to charge up that other technique, the one that sent you to this nightmarish world in the first place.You charge it for as long as you think you can, then let it go once Rugal hits the ground and turns toards you, screaming "Denjin... Haoh SHOKUO KEN!" as the electrical ball of energy beats his lunging punch clean, sending him flying as he knocks down onto the ground. HARD as once again the electricity lingers in your hand for a moment, though you grab onto your wrist and pinch a nerve to try and stop it from flowing outwardly.You gasp for breath, dropping down onto one knee as the roar of the crowd fills the air, sounding like rolling thunder to your ears as a refferee' voice starts to count to 10 on the loudspeakers, the crowd counting along as your breath starts to labour, your vision goes white... Though not before you raise your arm, confident of your triumph over this "Rugal Bernstein" fellow...That's when you wake up in an all-too familiar Hospital Bed, the electronic beeps of a pulse checker next to you and an oxygen mask over your face as you notice your right arm is aloft... ===>KO! You WIN!Stats:Strength: 37Speed: 50Throw: 52Power: 47Defense: 52
>>29491197===>A. Say Something>B. Do Something>C. Timeskip===Sadly going to have to go on break for about an hour... Also, I'd like to state as a QM: Please, think through the choices before you post them in the future. Why? Well, if Option A HAD won, Rugal probably would've beaten you, Katja would've woken up out of sheer terror and the next topic would've been trying to get her to learn how to fight again because she would've had her "Fighting Spirit" get broken by such an ordeal, possibly ending the whole quest.TL;DR this was a "Cash in or Go Broke" moment and it only JUST went in her favor.
>>29491327>>B. Do SomethingTry to get up, stretch and prepare for the possibility of stabby ninja doctors.We have played this game before, oh yes we have.
>>29491589Seconding this. Let's not get killed by Dr. McNinja again...
>>29491589>>29491750Thirding. Dr. Stabbyninja will rue the day he met Katja Hartkern!
>>29491966>>29491750We also need to keep our eyes out for that dirty, thieving Male nurse.
>>29492146Yashiro? Yes. Actually, did we ever get our wallet back? If not, we should probably go looking for the bastard.
>>29491327I guess we could have still rolled our way through >A though, what I was expecting is a sizable malus to our roll or a bonus to Rugal's roll being applied on your side since Rugal would have had the appropriate move used on us putting him at an advantage.
Back from lunch with an Update.>>29491589>>29491750>>29491966You move your arm down slowly, a sense of foreboading overcomming you as you know that this could be an all-too similar scenario about to unfold... You pause for a moment, then start to flex your arms and move your legs a little, noting that while they aren't as strong as you're used to, you feel that they respond well enough that you could maybe get up a do some stretches (A marked improvement over your last visit to a hospital, where it felt as though it took every last ounce of strength to even MOVE, let alone do light stretch work)...You slowly take off the oxygen mask and look for the wires that check your pulse, pulling them off as you then find that your arm is hooked up to an IV full of glucose, pulling that out as well as you start to sit upright, then quietly slide off the bed and slowly start to stand upright, your balance surprisingly good after a seemingly long time bed-ridden.You then start your "Warm-Up" routine in about half the speed you normally would, feeling out your body and expecting a doctor to barge in on you at any moment (With or without a weapon in their hands)... Surprisingly, you feel sore more than anything else, like you had been over-exerting yourself nd didn't take the precautionary measures to make sure your body doesn't cramp up.After a while, you start to feel closer towards starting your routine at you normal pace when you hear footsteps walk past, then hear a masculine voice understatedly exclaim "Holy SHIT..."You put up a solid-looking defense as you the turn to see an all-too familiar, Silver-Haired male Nurse standing in the doorway, his eyes wide and his mouth open in disbelief.
>>29492726>A. Say Something>B. Do Something>>29492563That... ALSO, might have worked. But the idea of a physically strong, hard-looking tomboy like Katja having to relearn all of her moves, PLUS seeing her act more "Like a Girl" (IE SCARED SHITLESS at the mere SIGHT of guys like Ryo, Takuma & Marco Rodriguez)? Too good of an arc idea to pass up IMHO. Still, it would've been pretty dicey to try that; The players would've had to get nearly perfect rolls at every opportunity to restore the "Old" Katja in order for her to make it to the Infinite Match...
>>29492748A. "What's up, doc?"Try not to act agressive - we don't want him running before we can get our wallet back, providing it hasn't been emptied.
>>29492748>PLUS seeing her act more "Like a Girl"nnnngghhhhh, I regret that decision now> A"YOU SON OF A PIPE!!", pointing at him at the same time infuriated and nervous
>>29492748>>B. Do SomethingGrin. Crack neck, flex fingers into clenched fists.>>A. Say Something"Well if it isn't my old buddy the pickpocket. Wallet. Now."
>>29492873Oh, even better.
>>29492854>>29492855>>29492873You grin at the sight of "Yashie-Kun" standing in front of you, make a neck stretch that almost legitimately sounds intimidating as you start to stretch your flex your fingers and say "Well well, if it isn't me old buddy the pickpocket..."He shakes his head back and forth, muttering "No fucking way dude... NO. FUCKING. WAY! How the hell are you even STANDING? Shermie had to jump-start you back to life like the night you came in and Leo gave you the last rights 6 hours ago."A part of you recoils at this thought, but you put it out of your mind and try not to let it show as you tell him "Pure willpower boyo; It runs me mam's side of the family" before holding out your arm and opening your hand. "Wallet. Now, if you would please."He walks inside your room, fishes out a familiar calf-skin wallet (That had belonged to your dad at one point, the true reason in trying to re-acquire it) and hands it to you before walking out without a word. You inspect the wallet and find your ID, Driver's License, a few Credit Cards (That you had de-activated until the wallet could be found) and around $300 in cash; Almost two-thirds more than what was in your wallet when you had lost it... >A. Put the wallet away and start REALLY stretching as well as see if the Doctor in charge of looking after you is legitimate (Roll 2d100 for Dexterity and a Perception Check)>B. Keep stretching, but ignore the Doctor until he acknowledges you (Roll 1d100 for Dexterity)>C. Get back on the bed and pretend you're still out of it, then yell "GOTCHA BITCH!" and jump up out of yourbed (Roll 1d100 for bluff)>D. Something Else
Rolled 99, 3 = 102>>29493246>>A. Put the wallet away and start REALLY stretching as well as see if the Doctor in charge of looking after you is legitimate (Roll 2d100 for Dexterity and a Perception Check)Ooh, free cash. Goodie.
Rolled 64, 42 = 106>>29492748> AIt's given. Assassins are a persistent bunchcaptcha: ODORstr theCaptcha pls, it doesn't smell that strong...
>>29493374...dayun. Between this and the 1, 97 earlier... I'm getting some really half-brilliant rolls today. Somebody else please mitigate my shitty second half soon.
Rolled 70, 37 = 107>>29493246>A. Put the wallet away and start REALLY stretching as well as see if the Doctor in charge of looking after you is legitimate (Roll 2d100 for Dexterity and a Perception Check)Tempted to make a joke about being resurrected by money, but no.
Rolled 18, 78 = 96>>29493374>>29493504>>29493543Rolling for Katja's Bodily Resistance and AGAIBST her Perception Check 9IE Her Naivete)
Rolled 68, 4 = 72>>29493246>A. Put the wallet away and start REALLY stretching as well as see if the Doctor in charge of looking after you is legitimate (Roll 2d100 for Dexterity and a Perception Check)
>>29493374>>29493504>>29493543>>29493628You put the wallet into the drawer of a nearby table and get back to stretching some more, this time at "Full Speed" and find it almost TOO easy; You're accelling at such a difficult exercise makes you pause and wonder how steong you've really become... Though just as you're about to start doing the second leg of your routine (IE the "Advanced" Stretches), you hear a knock on the door and a man, walks in "Dressed as a proper Doctor this time around" you think to yourself, eerily atching this man's every move.He's tall, thin and much older than you expected; White hair closely cropped and slicked back with tan skin framing his look. "Well... I can see yere' doin' quite well" He says, a soft Irish(?) accent peppering his words as he takes a look at you. "Would you kindly take a seat on the bed? I need to do some tests" he aks.>A. Agree and take a rest for the moment; he IS a doctor, after all...>B. Keep stretching, just in case he tries something dangerous (Roll 1d100 for Dexterity)
>>29494125Appologies for that pause Anons; Had to stoke up my firebox and give my pets some TLC.[/spoiler[
Rolled 49>>29494125>>B. Keep stretching, just in case he tries something dangerous (Roll 1d100 for Dexterity)Dingo senses tingling. Doc worries me.
Rolled 19>>29494125> BWe Paranoia now
>>29494244>>29494299>>29494377Check'em!Rolling for the doctor's reaction.
Rolled 38>>29494532Roll Fail; Here it is.
>>29494244>>29494299>>29494377An uneasy sense of Deja Vu overwhelms you as you look at this man, his dazzling smile almost TOO bright and a little bit out of place on his face... But you keep his request out of your mind as you continue to stretch, wordlessly beginning your "Advanced" routine, only moving slightly away from the bed and out into a more open part of your room.The Doctor looks at you and his eyes start to narrow. "Look 'ere young missy, I've got to take care of at least five other people on this floor; We both know that you're limber emough to put a gymnast t'shame...""Funny you say that; The last "Doctor" that said something like that to me tried to stab me with a scalpel..." You intone in a threatening tone of voice. "Ah, I see... I'll take this one over t'Dr. Kazahaya, down in the east wing." He grumbles, heading for the door. You make a sound that suggests you're at ease, but you don't trust him. Sure enough you watch him throw a playing card into the air, then step back as said card embeds itself into the floor(!) as he lunges towards you, his arm making slicing noise as you try to block his strike, only to see it leave a small laceration on your arm as he grimly grins, knowing that he has the upper hand... Maybe you could fight him until help arrives? Or at least until someone notices and gies you a chance to escape...===>Battle Start!>Your Health: 65% >Dr. Oswald's Health: 100%>Your Ki: 100%, MAX >Dr. Oswald's Ki: MAX>New Thread Theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIS14PpDZcI===>A. Raijin Sprint around him and RUN! You can't fight him in this state. (Roll 2d100 for Luck & Speed)>B. Dodge, duck, dip, dive and DODGE! Find a hole in his offense and try to counter-hit him (Roll 2d100 for Evasion & Attack Damage)>C. GTFO and try to bust throw a nearby window, then run like the wind. (Roll 2d100 for Luck & Speed)
Rolled 95, 38 = 133>>29495354> ARaijin Sprint hasn't failed us so far.
Rolled 89, 69 = 158>>29495354>A. Raijin Sprint around him and RUN! You can't fight him in this state. (Roll 2d100 for Luck & Speed)>gotta go fast
Rolled 19, 7 = 26>>29495354Do we know what floor are we on? If we do, and it's ground or first, then>>C. GTFO and try to bust throw a nearby window, then run like the wind. (Roll 2d100 for Luck & Speed)if higher or we don't know, then>A. Raijin Sprint around him and RUN! You can't fight him in this state. (Roll 2d100 for Luck & Speed)
>>29495526This is not your night mate...
>>29495354>dat 2K2UM Agents theme
Rolled 5, 100 = 105>>29495526Katja's on the first floor of the building, actually, but she doesn't know that and might not try to realize that, what with Pic Related trying to sloce her up.>>29495475>>29495490Rolling for the Doc's Attack Priority & Attack Damage. (Assuming Option A wins the poll) (If the Priority is higher than Katja's luck, she's getting hit.>>29495625Picked it because it sets the mood and Oswald doesn't have his own theme. Also, the UM OST was pretty hype, though I disliked certain character's themes...
>>29495708...that attack damage.It didn't hit Katja, but I imagine the hospital needs a new wall.
>>29495625>>29495708Putting forward the 2K2 UM Art of Fighting theme as Katja's personal theme. It maintains the tradition in most Art of Fighting themes while still rocking the fuck out.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_yafLC2T1E>>29495749Pretty much.
>>29495708Oh man, I'm so happy we beat his priority...
>>29495781I'm OK with this.>>29495475>>29495490>>29495526Though you initially hoped that you could try to evade his attacks and counter him, this guy's offense is air-tight, his "Holes" in his various slices too small for even a moderately competent KoF regular to try and poke through. With your health fading already and your guard almost at the breaking point, you try to focus on clearing your mind and attempt the "Raijin Sprint", not sure if it''l actually work or not as you find a small gap in his barrage of attacks and close your eyes, praying for a miracle...And you recieve one, as it worked! You feel a felleting sense ofjoy at your accomplishment, but don't even take a look back and start to run as if your life depended on it (Hearing a large boom fromthe room you were in), passing by the fire escape but noting that you're coming close to===Health: 59%Ki: Max===>A. Go into the clothes depot and hide; Maybe you could find your gear (Or a spare nurse's outfit?) and slink out undetected? (Roll 2d100 for Stealth & Bluff)>B. KEEP RUNNING! If you go back now that guy could slice you up REAL bad. (Roll 2d100 for Speed & Stamina)>C. Start screaming "RAPE!" at the top of your lungs and pray that your friends or hospital security hear you (Roll 2d100 for the Power of your voice and Luck)
Rolled 57, 93 = 150>>29496245>C. Start screaming "RAPE!" at the top of your lungs and pray that your friends or hospital security hear you (Roll 2d100 for the Power of your voice and Luck)A rape call from Katja wouldn't make much sense, given her "figure."More like HELP I'M BEING REPRESSED
Rolled 94, 41 = 135>>29496245> CJust running doesn't fit Katja, let's ask for help in the hope that someone competent enough can come and knock you teeth out of that guy"Is there no bloody security aroun' her'??'"
Rolled 90, 63 = 153>>29496245>>A. Go into the clothes depot and hide; Maybe you could find your gear (Or a spare nurse's outfit?) and slink out undetected? (Roll 2d100 for Stealth & Bluff)Be nice to use his own tricks against him.
>>29496653Everyone points out that Katja has a very "unique build." It's hard to hide as her around here.
Rolled 51, 36 = 87>>29496322See >>29488173 and tell me there isn't a guy out there that wouldn't try to, well, you know...>>29496705Indeed.>>29496322>>29496625Rolling AGAINST the power of Kat's voice and AGAINST her luck...
Rolled 23, 65 = 88>>29496932He could try, but he would need muscles, lot of them
>>29496932Considering she's effectively an Australian amazon, many men would find her intimidating.
>>29496322>>29496625>>29497096You stop to take a deep breath and start to yell "HELP! HELP! I'M BEING REPRESSED!!!" at the top of your lungs as you try to keep running, but start to slow down and shift into a fast jog rather than an outright sprint. Curiously, you hear one elderly patient reply "BLOODY PEASANT!" and throw a bedpan out of his door, but you don't hear anyone around as the sound of fast-paced footsteps echo through the halls, forcing you to pick up your speed as you round a corner and find that"What the fuck... What do you want know?""Oi, big guy! Can ya' help me out?!" You ask as your ears track the assailant's footstepsThe Male nurse looks at you for a moment and replies "Nah... Just not my type. Besides, Shermie would kill me if I-""Not THAT you wanker!" You cut him off before adding "Some bloody yardie hitman wants me dead!""AGAIN?!" You hear him reply before you spot the "Doctor" from before round the corner, his eyes and expression all-too clear that he's displeased."Sonnofabitch..." You hear him grumble as he gets up out of his chair, pulls off his clothes, pours the bottle of water over his head and... Starts doing One-Handed Push-ups? "Fuck me rotten that's impressive" you hear yourself think before he springs into action>A. Continue this Sequence as Katja Hartkern and make a break for an exit, or a window or something (Roll 1d100 for Speed)>B. Run for the Clothes depot the Nurse was sitting out in front of and hide... And maybe find your clothes while you're at it? You've had it up to HERE with Hospitals! (Roll 2d100 for Stealth and a Perception Check)>C. Assume the Role of Yashiro Nankase and fight Oswald as Katja makes her escape.>C. Something else
Rolled 79, 33 = 112>>29497727>>B. Run for the Clothes depot the Nurse was sitting out in front of and hide... And maybe find your clothes while you're at it? You've had it up to HERE with Hospitals! (Roll 2d100 for Stealth and a Perception Check)Let's find out clothes before we run away from the hospital. It'll help with the whole 'not getting arrested by the corrupt cops that put us here the first time' thing.That's something we may need help with.
>>29497727Where will YOU be when roomates start posting shit without your permission? Appologies for the half-finished feel and typos in that last update Anons.
>>29497727>BSo Katja has a thing for Yashiro? Kinky
Rolled 80, 36 = 116>>29497864Forgot my roll
>>29497727> D> Stop and help Yashiro fight that creep"You are going to need help, big guy. Saw him demolish a bloody wall using cards..."
Rolled 29, 36 = 65>>29497727>B. Run for the Clothes depot the Nurse was sitting out in front of and hide... And maybe find your clothes while you're at it? You've had it up to HERE with Hospitals! (Roll 2d100 for Stealth and a Perception Check)>>29497864More like Yashiro is ready to go literally at the drop of a hat.
Rolled 55, 76 = 131>>29497864See >>29498003>>29498003>>29497894>>29497792Rolling against Katja's Stealth & Perception.
>>29498164...so we're stealthy, but can't see for toffee?Vunderbar.
>>29497792>>29497894>>29498003You stand back for a moment, watching your assailant from earlier slowly walk towards you and the male nurse that guarding you. Even with your lack of strength right now, you feel the need to fight this guy and ask the nurse "You gonna need help, big guy? I Saw him demolish a bloody wall using cards..." "Eh, I've seen worse" he replies as the Male Nurse then rockets toward your assasin from earlier with a dashing uppercut, then landing a strong straight to the older man's face, both hits leaving odd-sounding booms that remind you of a cannon's blast. You leave the fight to these two guys and duck into the Kagura Clinic's "Clothes Depot" ("A fancy name for a laundry place" you think to yourself), mindful of locking the door behind you as you scramble to find your clothes, or even clothes you might be able to borrow to make an escape...Unfortuneatly, your mind's getting scrambled as you desperately search for clothes, then eventually give up and hide in a clothes hamper, careful not to make any noise and piling clean clothes on top of you as the battle rages on outside...After a while, you hear the fight move back down the hall you came from and relax somewhat, though you're mindful of being hidden. Then you stop hearing the fight all together as you wait, the tension in the room thick enough to cut with a knfe.That's when you hear the door open as a familiar-sounding female voice yells "SOUTH TOWN PD! IDENTIFY YOURSELF BEFORE I DO IT FOR YA'!""Mary?" you hear yourself say as footseps move over and uncover your hiding spot. You cover your eyes for a moment and look up to see that, yes, it is private detective "Blue Mary" Ryan starting back at you, a warm smile on her face. "Glad to see you're alright. You need a ride out?">A. Say Something>B. Do Something>C. Timeskip
>>29498565"BOY, DO I."
>>29498565>A"What happened to the fight between the doctor and the nurse?"
>>29498565>>A. Say Something"Sure. Mind if I find my clothes first?">>B. Do SomethingKeep looking for our stuff.
>>29498615>>29498652>>29498607Appologies Anons, but I have to go on break for around half an hour... Guess who's turn it is for Pic Related tonight?
>>29498990OK, THAT took for fucking ever. Update is comming ASAP.
>>29498607>>29498615>>29498652You practically leap up out of the clothes hamper and yell "BOY, DO I!" with an almost child-like glee, some of the male officers (And Mary) blushing a little at the lack of "Coverage" your hospital gown has as you ask "Mind if I find my clothes and wallet first?""Yeah, sure" Mary replies, not quite believing your stamina and strength as you start to look around for your clothes some more, eventually finding them washed, folded, bleached and properly folded, as well as put in a bag with a zipper as Mary makes a note of escorting you out of the room, but not before you ask "What happened to the fight between the doctor and the nurse?""Which one?" She glumly replies before answering "The big guy with the Silver Hair? He's in the sick bay with so many cuts you'd think a Tiger mauled him... The Red-Headed Gal, on the other hand, is currently getting her arm patched up in the west wing.""Damn..." You mutter as Mary hands you your wallet, dryly adding "The big guy wanted you to have this." You take a quick look at it and find everything still there, though you put that aside and ask "And the 'Doctor'?""Well... He got arrested, but who knows if he'll actually get convicted or serve time..." She grumbles, a weary-sound in her voice as she leads you to a room. "You can get changed in here; Your friends are all waiting for you out front in the lobby.""Y'sure it's safe? Y'know, don't want Dr. McStabby Ninja poppin' out and shankin' me" You ask, only half-joking as Mary laughs and turns on the lights, revealing no other way in or out. "See? Besides, I'll stand guard outside for ya'." She adds as you nod and quickly step inside the room, locking the door shut and quickly putting on the Gi you were last in along with your undergarments. No more than five minutes later you knock and walk out, Mary glancing at you as wonder what to do next...
>>29501054>A. Ask Mary if you can see Shermie & Yashiro so you can thank them for fighting that guy off.>B. Head out to the lobby and catch up with everybody, find out how long you've been out, things like that.>C. Something Else
>>29501090>>B. Head out to the lobby and catch up with everybody, find out how long you've been out, things like that.I considered A, but... dude stole our wallet. This just clears the board.
>>29501090>A. Ask Mary if you can see Shermie & Yashiro so you can thank them for fighting that guy off.It's only fair.
>>29501090>ANo reason not to be polite
>>29501152He did kinda put his life on the line for us. He might be moonlighting as a nurse and be in the field of saving lives, but he still stuck his neck out for us.
>>29501090>>A. Ask Mary if you can see Shermie so you can thank her for fighting that guy off.
>>29501170>>29501191>>29501327You think for a moment about what to do, but then ask "Would it be possible to meet up the two nurses? I want to thank 'em personally."Mary shrugs and tells you "Right now?" She pauses, then whistles for a few officers to accompany you "Let's make it quick though, OK? I can't garuntee that you'll be safe if you stay here for too long.""Right" you dryly reply as the two of you start walking down the corridor you had taken earlier, but find it blocked off by police tape, a pile of concrete chunks obvious sliced off by that hitman's playing cards blocking your path... Heading over to your right, you and your ersatz entourage find a nurse and ask her if you could get to the sick bay.She nods, then the two of you follow her through a zig-zag-ing pathway"Hey big guy. How y'holdin' up?" You awkwardly ask, your voice slightly lower than you wanted it to be as he looks up at you, then grins."Could be better, I guess... That guy was pretty good though" He replies, his voice fairly blase about the subject. "Shit, he bloody cut up furckin' CONCRETE with PLAYING CARDS and you think he was 'Good?' " You increduously ask."Well, he was all-rushdown, all the time. The trick was getting him off his tempo and trying not to get hit" He replies before getting cut off by a feminine voice adding "That's where I came in."You, Mary & Yashiro (Along with your police protection) turn to see Shermie standing in the doorway behind you, still in her self-designed nurse's uniform and her left arm in a sling she's ALREADY decorated with a sewing kit and a few bits of thread and stitching. "Do you Gendarmes mind? I'd like to be with my man for a moment" She seductively asks, then struts in as you nod and see that it's your time to leave, but not before asking "What's your name big guy?""Nanakase Yashiro" He replies before eyeing up his supposed "Gal"as the you and your group leave the room. >A. Say Something>B. Do Something>C. Timeskip
>>29502210>>C. TimeskipAnd now, we rest.
>>29502210>C. TimeskipSkip to dinner/dishes and chores?
Thread is autosaging now.
>>29502419Well it's been up for some 3 days so its really nothing to be surprised about.
>>29502210>>B. Do SomethingWe should atleast greet our friends out in the lobby to find out how things are and how long we have been out before we timeskip.
>>29502419This will be the last update of the night then.>>29502454Yeah, these threads seem to last longer than most others... I honestly don't mind though.>>29502504I didn't have a big timeskip planned to be honest; Just more a "Later that night at ______" kind of deal.
>>29502210>BLet's meet our friends and give those two some privacy.
>>29502769Correction: THIS will be the last updates of the night!>>29502258>>29502386>>29503587>>29502504DEADLOCK.
>>29502210>B. Do SomethingLet's see how Yuri is doing...
>>29503690Deadlock BROKEN!>>29503587>>29502504You, Mary and your police escort then walked back out, though you couldn't help but yell "Thanks Shiro!" and give him a friendly wave before all of you had started walking back down the clinic's corridors again, cracking to Mary "Cute couple eh?"She smirks, but then makes a dour expression as her eyes focus ahead of her and yours do the same as you and your escorts meet an intern in the hallway standing ahead of you.Mary and the officers flash their badges before she asks "Excuse us sir but we're the South Town PD; I was wond"Professional" voice (the first time you've seen her act like, well, a REAL detective you guess). The intern pauses, then wordlessly points as Mary and the other two officers escort you down the hall, an actual smile breaking out on your face as you see Yuri Sakazaki running up and damn-near tackle you, Mary and your escorts the only thing hold you up. "I'm 'ere, it's all right" you softly tell her as you then see Ryo heading over to you. Your grin widens as he holds his hand up and you high-five and then grasp it as he says "Good to have you back Kat.""It's all good mate; When're you gonna spar with me?" You jokingly ask as you start to wonder how long you were out when Yuri looks up and blurts out "You were out for like a week solid!""Come on, really? You 'avvin' a giggle now, right?" You tease but note that her mood doesn't change. "T-Three days in, your condition worsened and your heart stopped halfway through the night... If it weren't for the fact that Robert payed for having you under 24-Hour medical observation, we might've lost you."You think of the hazy dream, the one in the stadium as you got struck by lightning while going up against a giant snake but say nothing, feeling that any words on your behalf would spoil the mood as Yuri continues. "Then, you kind of kept stable, but then six hours ago they sent a priest to give you the last rites..."
>>29504620You grab his hand and shake it vigourously, impressed with the strength of his grip."I heard about you from Takuma; You really crafted your own style of Kyokugen in only ten years? Damn impressive" You reply, genuinely impressed with such a feat.He grins and nods, then adds "Yeah. It was a lot of time and studying, but it was worth it all in the end; I get to finally step up to the plate and show the world what my Dojo can do!", pride and passion swelling up in his voice and looking (As well as sounding) a tad bit goofy to your ears... You then look around and see that Robert's not there... Then look down at Yuri's slightly red face and wonder if you should ask, when Yuri looks up at you and says "C'mon, let's get back to the Dojo; Dad's called off training for the day due to celibrate the Dojo's fighers getting into this year's KoF and he'll be thrilled to see you up and walking again!""Wait, TAKUMA called of his training? This is a big deal then" you muse to yourself, letting Yuri, Ryo, Marco and Mary escort you out of the clinic as you start to wonder how much you've really affected them all and how much they really care for you... Regardless, it seems you've got a big day planned ahead, even straight out of your own death-bed as the "Tournament to end all Tournaments" looms in the back of your mind... For now though, it's time to have some fun and relax for a change.(End Updates)Well, that'll do it for this one. The next thread is set to start at around 10 AM PST, 1PM EST.