"I am fighting back. But I am not here to like win. I just wanna survive. See you and me got two different mindsets. Your mindset is you wanna be awesome and cool. I just wanna run my business and get rich. I ain't getting rich by dying am I? Or getting into battles that could lead to my death excuse me." He had not died yet. He could still beat this guy. It was possible. Even if he had already taken some damage. When he went on the offensive Arzhael seemed more than able to counter. However, when he was on the defensive he was throwing him off. So maybe he needed to return to that mindset instead of attacking so widely.
However, this was put into question as he came in with the barrage of punches. Arzhael was still talking about how he should be able to fight him to a standstill and that he must have had all the pride drained out of him. He had to admit that did get under his skin. But he was not going to go all crazy about it. He was trying to save his life. The barrage of punches though maybe was made a bit stronger by his rage as he knocked the demon down to the ground. I response Arzhael dropped the sword and shield. "Huh? You dropping your weapon." He was not sure how skilled Arzhael was in hand-to-hand combat. Guess if this guy felt he could drop the weapon he felt he could win. Whatever, Saiba-Ban didn't care. Arzhael was still gonna be hard to beat. He could see that quickly as Arzhael leaped in his first punch hitting him square in the face some blood flying from his mouth. Saiba-Ban quickly recovered shelling up to block the barrage of blows while he thought of his counter strategy.
Last Edit: Jul 26, 2021 14:18:25 GMT -5 by Saiba-Ban
Arzhael stared at the creature that somehow got from his action that he was trying to be 'cool and awesome as he said it. Apparently, Saiba-Ban was just as bad a judge of character as he was at actually mounting an offensive that could stick. The demon would shrug this off for now, as his first punch connected and managed to draw blood before his opponent raised his guard up and began to actually defend himself. He was a solid bastard if an ineffective one. Clearly, someone born strong, and who never bothered to get stronger, to fill their potential... disgusting, as far as Arzhael was concerned.
After seeing that his offensive had done all the damage it could, he would dash back and assess the situation once more. Perhaps he could take this time to understand what was going on a little better.
'' What makes you think I want to be cool and awesome? I am here to cull the weak, to punish those who have been taking life too easily. There is nothing cool or awesome about it, and I care not about the opinions of the weak. Just like the wealth you seek for, opinions are based off factors outside of your control, and you could lose everything you worked for, just because you stepped out of line.''
His energy would start oozing around him once again, this time, however, it did not seem to unleash just yet, gathering itself for a stronger attack, something more efficient, that would surely get through that pesky defense the Saibaman had.
'' You spent your life seeking something you had no control over, instead of developing your potential. You seek fake power, something to reassure yourself that you matter. You don't, and let me show you that by ending your life. Maybe hell will forge something out of your soul.''
Saiba-Ban moved forward as he blocked the blows. All he could be block for the time being. But eventually, the guy would move back eventually avoiding any chance for him to counterattack. "Damn that is tough." Saiba-Ban kept guarding and slowly inched forward as he tried to figure out how he'd attack the demon. He was doing pretty good at the start of the fight but now he was losing. So he needed to change what he was doing in order to survive. He was not in the mindset to win a fight, just to get out of here. Then Arzhael spoke asking why he thought he wanted to be cool when he just wanted to take out the weak and punish through who took life easy. How he could lose all of these things he wanted like money and comfortable life. Just because Arzhael was stronger. "See you're trying to act cool. Trying to make others look at themselves and think 'what if I am not going the right way. But I'm telling you. I don't wanna fucking fight. But if you wanna push people around they will push you around trust me." Saiba-Ban breathed out and slowly focused his energy. Guess he needed to push forward and just attack with fearsome strength.
Arzhael spoke about how he was living a life of lies. Now it was time for him to die. "Heh, I am not gonna die. Sorry, there is something we gotta disagree on. I don't stand for dying. The money or power thing maybe you are right about that. Maybe I should look to get stronger. But too bad for you because I like having my cake and eating it too. I wanna be rich, powerful, and be able to do what I want with my life." Saiba-Ban didn't move into an attack seeing that Arzhael was charging up his energy. Saiba-Ban was going to do the same and hopefully, whatever this guy was planning he'd be able to deal with.
Wc:335 Kp:6/6 Mp:6/6
Last Edit: Jul 26, 2021 23:44:18 GMT -5 by Saiba-Ban
Again with this? Perhaps Saiba-Ban really wanted Arzhael to feel like he wanted to be cool or something, like whatever others might think of him mattered to him, although he did enjoy people being scared of him, especially in Hell, this had special meaning when demons got out of your way. Nevertheless, his energy gathering was now over, and he was about to strike with a lot of power and hopefully right through the creature's defense. The demon would chuckle in a smug way when he heard his opponent claiming he would not die, then showing some selfish behavior.
'' Yeah right. I don't intend on giving you a choice here.''
He extended his hand towards his sword, which magically came right back to him. The blade started to quickly cover in the energy that was swarming Arzhael's body. Sure enough, it would start to emit a strange light, and act as a new blade for the sword, one with a much better range.
'' This is the end of the easy part, small one. Let's see if you're worth my attention more than you've already hoarded it so far.''
Another surge in power, this time much more violent, as the knight's aura began to flicker to another color, but the being was obviously holding it back. No, he would not use his full power against this creature, it was ridiculous.
'' Hakai Release...''
The demon began to chant, bringing his sword to the side, getting ready for his strongest technique.
He shouted finally before slashing the air with his sword, releasing the wave of energy that had been accumulating in the blade towards the Saibaman at great speed!
Using Transformation Boost on base form for x2 (10,000) Power
Using Hakai Release: Calibur with Power Boost, for a total of 110%(11,000) worth of power ! KP: 0/6 MP: 0/6 DP: 0/250%
"Well, whatever it was at least floating it around," Saiba-Ban growled as Arzhael was just really gonna dice him up. That was just tough. Guess he'd just roll with it as Arzhael came forward his sword emitting a strange light of energy from his blade. He could sense that Arzhael's power was also increasing. In fact, it seemed to double. Guess he was going to power up to take on this attack. If this demon had some sort of power boost after this then he probably would have wished to have used it. Saiba-Ban began to turn red as he looks towards the Demon who rushed right at him. "Ok then let's see what you got then." As the sword came down Saiba-Ban would vanish using his newfound speed to dodge and get behind the Demon.
"When Saibaman like me get really pissed off and we happen to be at the top of the class. We might get..a little red in the face." Saiba-Ban grinned. Now that his power was upped it was time to knock this guy around. Saiba-Ban went to rush right at the back of Arzhael to smash him into the air with a tackle. If that worked he'd spin forward to rush after the demon to barrage him with some claw strikes before bringing both his arms above his head to slam the demon into the ground. "Now I imagine you have more power. If not your gonna wanna leave. Because if not it seems our places have swapped. Now I got the advantage."
Went into Saiba-Rage Powerlevel:20,000
Look Over there! (Medium) | 4KP 90 Percent Dodge |
Saiba-Ban points at something else but runs really fast away from his foe! The Pointing may not be that effective but he can run really fast! (Evasive +2 Power)
Kp:2/6 Mp:0/6 Wc:259
Last Edit: Jul 31, 2021 14:00:51 GMT -5 by Saiba-Ban
Right before launching his attack, Arzhael noticed the Saibaman's power boost. Yeah, he had made a fool of himself trying to spite this creature, and now he was about to pay that error for sure. As expected, his attack was dodged as the alien was now much stronger than the demon himself, which did bring him some form of frustration.
After his technique, and as he was empty of any and all energy, the demon would get rag-dolled by the Saibaman, taking every attack face first as he was way too slow to react to any of it, much less actually defend from it. In the end, he got slammed into the ground face first and ate some dust and ground.
Soon enough though, he would start to get back up. His face was changed slightly by the offensive, his left eye was swollen, and a thin layer of blood was leaking from it.
'' So you do have something you hid from me. It's a shame really, I must go all out against the likes of you. You're not worthy of it...''
His aura began to swirl around him, switching color from its initial orange to a deep share of red. His energy would soar once more, except this time, it was much more stable and stronger than when he released his technique.
''... but if I lose to the likes of you, what does that say about me, right? So here I come!''
He said as the ground beneath him shattered when he jumped towards the Saibaman and attempted to bash him with his shield. If that worked, he would then attempt to slash at the creature. His movements were brutal, nothing like the calculated and precise as before. When a sword strike missed, it would hit the ground and shatter it before he pulled it out.
Saiba-Ban right way got the advantage thanks to his power-up. The Demon could hardly keep up. He smashed him around and stood over the demon after smashing with his strongest blows. But he knew that not be enough to take Arzhael out. He was tough and those attacks may have damaged him but no way would they be enough to end the fight. Saiba-Ban let his energy flow into him as he stared down the demon.. "How you like that asshole?" Saiba-Ban spat in the dirt near Arzhael as the demon got up. He noted that he didn't wanna have to go all out agiasnt the likes of him but it seemed he had no choice. He could see the aura explode all around him as he called out to him. The real fight was just about to begin.
Now he needed to find how he'd get out of this situation. He could feel that Arzhael make power was over him. He was at a 5,000 power level disadvantage. Not a massive gap in power but enough that eventually he will get worn down and defeated. So he needed to find some way to preserve his advantage or escape. But he had to focus on what was in front of him. Arzhael came rushing in slamming his shield which forced Saiba-Ban to raise his arms to block. He was sent skidding back as the sword came flying at him quickly to slash him down. "Oh, Crap." Saiba-Ban raised his claws catching the sword between his hands. He took a knee as the sword slowly pushed him down as he held onto it. His head would open up and fire forward trying to slam acid onto the face of Arzhael and make him back up.
Acid to the Face! (Light) | 1 KP 20% Attack |
Saiba-Ban opens his head up sending a stream of acid out of his head to burn his foe. That got to hurt! (-1 Kp, +1 Power) Kp:1/6 Mp:2/6 Wc:295
Last Edit: Aug 1, 2021 22:03:21 GMT -5 by Saiba-Ban
Empowered by the legacy of the Makyo, Arzhael had previously never lost a fight. Of course, this was because he fought in a place where only rejects existed, but it still meant something to him, he had yet to have his eyes opened about the 'real world'. That said, his idea was comforted when he took back the advantage in this fight, slamming his shield against the creature who dared claim supremacy over him a few seconds ago. This felt good, the demon almost felt that the fight with such a cowardly creature was getting him excited like that, but he was currently too intense to notice anything.
When his sword was caught by the claws of the creature, and without even waiting for a second more, he would channel his energy into its sword and forcibly twist it in the creature's arm, using the large side of the blade to block the acid before knocking it away from the saibaman and attempting a slash with whatever energy was left in the blade.
'' You've got tricks, runt. But I've seen them now. I suggest you start improvising better if you really wish to get out of here alive. Of course, it'll all be pointless in the end, but I can get a kick out of it!''
Regardless of if it hit or not, Azrael would then back off from the lock to take a breath. He might be cocky, and have the advantage, but if Saiba-Ban kept him running out of energy like this, it would take forever for him to win anything, much less the fight itself.
Using Hakai Release: Slash(10,000) to defend against Acid to the Face!(4,000). A remaining 6,000 used against Saiba-Ban.
Saiba-Ban was forced to let go as Arzhael easily broke free of his sword swiping free of his own grasp. And he empowered it up slashing through the acid and cutting into his chest. Saiba-Ban was forced to roll back and hold his chest. "That really stings." He couldn't keep taking hits like this. Now his suit was tattered and he was actually gonna eventually get to a point where he'd die. Right now he had taken mostly light slashes but this last one was pretty deep. He had taken a slash before like that one but their power had been even. With Arzhael's advantage, the pain was a lot worse this time.
And as much as he didn't wanna admit it Arzhael had a good point he had seen all his tricks. He really didn't have any super-powerful ace in the hole move like Arzhael. But that move must have taken a lot of energy. Hmm, maybe he did have an ace in the hole. Saiba-Ban launched forward at Arzhael. 'I just got to keep him on the defensive. If I keep attacking eventually I'll break through. Then I can make a big escape. That what I think anyway' Saiba-Ban mentally said to himself as he bounced across the land rushing around Arzhael. Trying to keep his eyes lingering. With the speed he was going afterimages may even start to arise. Of course, he didn't know how to do actually afterimages but he was just trying to keep Arzhael Confused. What was important though as he ran he caused dust to flair up to surround them. He burst from in front of Arzhael using the dust as cover to punch him in the stomach and then hopefully kick up to slam right into his jaw with his knee!
Wc:298 Took 6,000/20,000=30 Percent. Forgot the 20 percent before so my Hp is Hp:200/250 Kp:3/6 Mp:4/6
Last Edit: Aug 2, 2021 13:19:02 GMT -5 by Saiba-Ban
Arzhael felt his sword connect with the creature, drawing some blood. Finally, the saibaman was slowing down and taking some hits, which meant there was little time left before the demon would finally be able to claim that insolent creature's life. Then, he would probably need to leave, as authorities would start showing up, and he could not fight an army on his own... not yet at least. The little quip that it released when getting it was just the more annoying, but it would make defeating it much more satisfying.
'' Plenty more where that came from. Don't worry, you'll see more.''
Then, the saibaman became much more active, running around him and creating some kind of dust storm... Had he gotten baited outside of the village for that exact purpose? Well, he would have to live with that mistake. The demon followed the saibaman with his eyes, waiting for the attack to come.
When the first attack came, Arzhael was too slow to react and took the punch in the stomach. It, however, failed to give Saiba-Ban the advantage he wanted, and the demon would step back, evading his kick to the jaw, and going on an offensive of his own.
Using the small window given by the kick sent his way, the demon would swing a punch for his opponent with his arm holding his shield. If that connected, he would throw his sword in the air and attempt to grab the creature's left shoulder with his right arm, effectively trying to keep it in place while he continued to pummel him with his shielded arm.
Saiba-Ban grinned, "Yah I hope I see more." Saiba-Ban really hoped that was all the tricks Arzhael had so he could make his own counterattack. His next movements had to be careful. He was able to use the dust as the cover he needed to get into Arzhael range. He was able to attack with the punch to the stomach. However, his follow-up attack was evaded. Arzhael was just too fast to be caught that easy. Now he needed to counter the incoming attack. He could see Arzhael punch incoming and raised both his arms. He was able to block the strike but as that happened he saw Arzhael's sword fly up. 'What the hell is doing?' That Distraction made him easy to catch with the grab to the shoulder.
"Oh, so that was some sort of trap?" Saiba-Ban asked surprised and a little bit fearfully. Now he was not in a good spot as the Shield arm came down slamming into him. 'Right now he does not know have his sword which means' He had noticed most of Arzhael's strongest attacks came from using that word. He had a gap in time to attack the demon and maybe land a clean blow. His claws came flashing out to slash into the shield and to knock it aside. "you shouldn't grab me that is not a good idea." He swung his claws out to slash into the demon's chest and knock him back and away from his falling sword. If he could disarm him that give him a slight advantage.
Claw Barrage (Light) | 2 KP 40% Attack |
Saiba-Ban rushes forward with his claws slashing into a foe with a quick but deadly barrage of swipes. (+3 Power)
Last Edit: Aug 2, 2021 16:10:54 GMT -5 by Saiba-Ban
As his grab connected and he managed to land a few punches in, Arzhael grinned as he saw that Saiba-Ban was finally on the move. As he saw the flash of his claws, he allowed himself to be removed from his shield, and he looked surprised for a moment, decently so, like he was finally knocked back. Of course, as he pretended to back away from the attack that was obviously going to hit him, his sword would come right into his hand, and the moment it did, the body of the demon would be hit by the attack and would appear to 'dissolve against it.
His form would re-appear behind the Saibaman, sword in hand, and a palpable desire to finally put a good hit in. It was bait. He finally had gotten the creature in the exact right position for this trick, and now, the alien was going to pay the price of its insolence.
'' Hakai Release...''
He muttered behind the creature before he attempted to slash the creature's legs right behind the knees, to cripple it badly.
''... Bleeding Edge.''
There was something foul about this strike. It was dirty, and the blade seemed to be aware of this, and if it hit, it would cut deep into the flesh of its target and slice open a few veins here and there.
Whatever the result was, Arzhael would then back away from his foe. In his mind, he had already landed this hit and it would bleed out Saiba-Ban just like he planned.
Using Dark Departure's free 50% dodge technique to dodge Claw Barage
Using Hakai Release: Bleeding Edge with Demonic Might for a total of 40%(10,000) If it lands and deals more than 20%, it inflicts Bleed+ Bleed +: Target takes 15% additionnal damage per turn for 4 turns.
The Claws came rushing in as he seemed to have Arzhael on the ropes. Perfect this was an opening for him to take advantage of and take right to victory. However, when all seemed to be in his favor Arzhael vanished! Saiba-Ban was shocked to see such speed and if he didn't know how to sense ki Arzhael next move would be the end of him. However, lucky for him he could sense where Arzhael was, right behind him with his blade back in hand. He was swinging to end the fight this attack had bad attention written all over it. 'I got to stop this one!' Saiba-Ban pulled all his energy into the attack he could and swung back around like a Torpedo. With just enough speed he managed to swing his claws to meet the sword. He struck it over and over keeping it at bay. Until finally he was sent skidding back his claws chipped but he was not harmed.
"So you did have the last trick up your sleeve. Lucky for me I did too." He had to use a lot of energy just to match the attack. He was sure that Arzhael had used a lot too. It seemed both of them were basically back at square one. Nothing had really changed. If he could do that attack again and land he might have a problem. He was glad he had just enough energy to counterattack. But now what? He was running in a circle and on fumes. He was not gonna defeat this demon. That seemed to be clear as day. Every time he made some progress the demon countered with his own attacks. He was taking damage, the demon was taking what was akin to superficial damage. He had to think of a way out and fast. If he didn't he'd be Saiba Soup.
Spending 6Mp to reduce cost of next attack by 2KP (Caps to 1Kp of course)
Claw Barrage (Light) | 2 KP 40% Attack |
Saiba-Ban rushes forward with his claws slashing into a foe with a quick but deadly barrage of swipes. (+3 Power) (1kp instead of 2kp cause of Mp) 8,000/10,000=80 Percent! Both Fizzle Kp:0/6 Mp:0/6
Last Edit: Aug 3, 2021 16:36:24 GMT -5 by Saiba-Ban
As he stepped back to observe the result of his attack, the eyes of Arzhael ended up seeing a great lack of blood spilling on the floor... For a moment, he wondered if maybe the creature did not have blood on their limbs, but then he saw a faint trace of claws on his sword. He had blocked it. Even after all he had done, his attack was blocked. This would not do it, even if it seemed like both of them were out of options, he still lost that trade-off in his mind! This would not do, this would not do at all.
'' You think I'm done here, runt? I've got all day to crush you!''
He would say, leaping back into battle against the Saibaman, grabbing his shield on the way, he would attempt to lacerate his opponent. There was barely any technique left in his swings, they were just wild, incredibly fast, and powerful, but without any thought behind them. Still, the accuracy was not so bad, it was apparent that rage was taking over the swordsman's mind, and it was only getting worst.
'' You're just like a bug, some of you just have enough tricks to be annoying to slay, but you'll die nonetheless. What a puny existence you lived. ''
There was still no real damage done to Arzhael, he was confident to a fault, that was for certain. Would that confidence come to bite him in the ass? That was possible, but for now, he still had a clear uppen hand, with no end in sight.
"Heh." Saiba-Ban grinned as he saw Arzhael's reaction. He seemed to not thought that was possible. That his attack would be blocked by him. It brought him a smile he had to admit. To prove this guy wrong and make him run up a wall. But now he had to deal with the consequences of making this guy enraged. That came in a new set of dangerous attacks. The Demon leaping forward to attack with these wild slashes. "EHHH!" Saiba-Ban was forced to dodge each slash cutting his clothes and part of his flesh. But with each slash, he was getting a bit better at avoiding them. 'Maybe this fighting thing is something I can do. Maybe I have been underestimating myself. This guy might have had a point. But what would I fight for. That is the question. Just fighting to survive makes it pointless to try to gain real strength.'
There was little time to think about that he needed to do something about these attacks. This guy was pretty confident he had this in the bag but he was pretty crazy. He was not using any of the skills that got him the big advantage. Guess when you are fighting you can lose that mindset that made you successful. Well, Saiba-Ban was once again gonna have to take advantage of that lull in Arzhael full focus. When one of the slashes came Saiba-Ban went to leap on top of the blade. Then he quickly kick-off to dropkick Arzhael right in the face to knock him down. "We will see I feel like I'm about to get my second wind. And maybe your words before got some point. Too bad for you were gonna test if their true right now!"
Wc:292 Kp:2/6 Mp:1/6
Last Edit: Aug 4, 2021 12:06:18 GMT -5 by Saiba-Ban