Wow. When they say a volcano is hot, they mean it. Not just like slightly uncomfortable summer day hot but true blistering heat. Even with her natural resilience and power level, Suki found that the close proximity she maintained to Kiwki was enough to cause a harsh sweat and a constant buzzing discomfort. "It's perfect!" Where else would she go to get stronger than an extremely inhospitable plot of land!? A jungle filled with dinosaurs, rock formations, and an active volcano that could explode at any given minute! It was a shame that Affei had elected not to go. "Yeah I don't mind fighting but if you think I'm willing to haul my fat ass across the planet just to bake under a volcano, ya crazy."
Ah well. Suki missed her Konatsian friend but there was still plenty of training to be done. Acclimation perhaps, trying to adjust herself to the extreme environment? Well the rocks here were certainly worth a damn. She'd punch one and it wouldn't IMMEDIATELY break into a million pieces, just crack and shatter off chunks. Maybe there were reinforced because magma or any other sort of sciencey shit. Suki wasn't into all that and preferred a more simplistic way of looking at the world. Mainly fighting things and having fun, but who was anyone else to judge!?
Liari TOO had come to this volcano to train... but less-so about punching rocks and more about... meditation!? WAS SHE EVEN CAPABLE OF SUCH A THING!? It was truly amazing what Majin could do when they actually focused on something and, in this case, fighting people to gain power had become irrelevant more or less! She was just TOO STRONG now, completely eclipsing the majority of the fighter population! She had learned the hard-way how strong she was and how fragile they were so now... she was on her own again. However, instead of whining, complaining and being a general menace until she got what she wanted, this time the majin would take things into her OWN hands and do something about her plight! Learning the VERY bare basics of meditation, the majin decided, naturally, that the best place to experiment using it would be in one of the LEAST comfortable places to actually be! After all, clearing your mind had to be harder when it was being filled with GET-ME-OUT-OF-HERE vibes!
And so, resting on a tiny, little island surrounded by lava, Liari sat cross-legged on the jagged volcanic ground, her face scrunched up in exertion, her eyes clenched shut as she tried to block EVERYTHING out. How the heat burnt at her, how the volcanic ground bit into her legs, the natural impulse to say "screw it" and leave for better, cooler pastures... No, she was gonna sit here. RIGHT HERE until she figured this out...
One by one, the distractions would fall away, leaving the majin in nothing but black, blank space, almost like the gullet of a cave if everything was level. No sound, no feeling, just that nice, calming quiet... It was like falling asleep but without a dream and if you were aware of everything... It felt nice...
So... What did she do from here...? Just... hold it?
AND like that, her concentration was gone.
Liari's peeked open a single eye to spot a girl REALLY laying into the bowels of the volcano, smashing rocks and having fun... almost they way Liari used to! But then, the shockwaves she was making smashing hardened volcanic granite wasn't exactly making the volcano more stable... if anything, it was splashing lava all OVER the place!
"HEY!" Liari cried out, climbing to her feet! "Break rock somewhere else! Not good place!"
"HUH!?" A voice came from nearby, though it was hard to hear over the rumbling and tumbling of stone and some magma. Something about punching stuff? "YEAH I'M PUNCHING THE ROCKS! CLASSIC, INNIT?" Suki would give another hearty blow to one of the nearby formations set a bit away from the actual volcano itself, which would crack as per usual but hold up to the punishment up until she hit it a second time. Oh right, she had energy sensing. The hybrid would sigh dramatically, mind focusing for a bit before finally detecting the- "Yo holy shit, they're strong." Like even if that was their transformed state, it was still HYPER strong. The strongest she'd seen or felt in a while.
Pausing her impromptu training, Suki would take flight and head towards Liari's general location, giving the terrain a break from the quaking attacks it'd be enduring. "Hello blue person," Whatever the heck they were doing up here was unimportant. There was a burning, important question that had to be asked. "Whatcha doing here? Training or something? I couldn't help but notice your strong power and uh, maybe you'd like to humor me with a spar or something?" Asking a stranger to exchange punches might seem weird, but it was a time-honored tradition on Earth. Many friendships formed after asking random people to fight you and while Suki wasn't exactly gunning for a friendship, hopefully Liari would accept anyway.
Suki activates Truculency automatically from finding a worthy foe!
"Blue person?" That was a new one. Between Blueberry, Majin and "girl", it was only slightly enduring that people were finding ALL NEW things to call Liari other than her actual name. The woman, though, was giant. Standing AT LEAST double Liari's height (or at least seemed to from this angle), the giant would saunter right up to the little blue majin and lob a WHOLE LOT of questions her way! What was she doing? Was she really that strong? Did she wanna FIGHT!? All of this mixed in from the brain-fuzzing heat was starting to wear on Liari's nerves JUST a bit, doubly so when she was struggling to put two thoughts together in the gut of a volcano! What was more, this person was REALLY enthusiastic... excitable even! When it came to BIG people, they were generically stoic and quiet, as if, much like the material world, their internal one was small and easily controlled. They held everything in their hands and controlled them like a composer would a band, harmony at last.
...Not this one, nope!
"Uh.... We fight, sure....?" Liari offered before pointing up towards the mouth of Kiwi volcano. "But up there. I not wanna fight here. Too hot." Should Azuki agree, Liari would float ALL THE WAY up towards the volcano's lip, deciding to purposefully shut off her breathing for now. After all, as she had learned, She didn't need to and the smog was just gonna make her VOMIT if she took in too much! The smell of sulfur and boiling stone, you know? Once Azuki joined her fell above the Volcano's heart, Liari would shift into a loose combat stance and await her new opponent to make the first move! She DID want this fight, the bioandroid, so it was only fair that she got to show what she could do first!
"Alrighty! Fight start now!" Liari announced!
While Liari couldn't REALLY sense energy, she had detected a certain... intensity from Azuki, as if a pressure-change had been made manifest around her. It wasn't especially HUGE, persay, but it WAS noticeable... Would she call it an increase of strength...? Maybe...? She supposed she would see in a few seconds! Liari would keep her own full power on retainer for now, though, VERY cautious that she might hurt Azuki more than she wanted to if she let it out. People were even MORE squishy to her than they were before and it wasn't GOOD if they got mangled in a friendly fight!
WC: 419 TWC: 813
Liari PL: 62,000 (no she doesn't have power-suppression yet)
Though initially hesitant the blue one accepted the proposition, saying they wished to fight at the rim of the volcano. A bit odd but Suki could catch herself with flight if she tipped over the wrong side, and it wasn't like she was trying to avoid the heat right now anyway. As the two ascended she'd take some time to at least get some ducks in a row. "So what's your actual name? I haven't seen an Alien like you before! Ah, and my name is Azuki if you were wondering, but I prefer for most people to just call me Suki." Giving Liari some space to answer, the hybrid would follow up with one last note: "I don't know if you're transformed yet but even at my max you outclass me by a fair bit. I ain't afraid to take a bit of a beatdown, I'm more durable than I look, but uh if that's not your full power I'd ask that you stay where you are."
The sulfuric gas would get a bit annoying, Suki's face scrunching as she took a massive to unleash a Ki-enhanced breath which temporarily blasted the blanketing cloud away from the pair. It'd fill back up over time passively from the bubbling lava below, but that should be enough to clear the air sufficiently for now. At the declaration of FIGHT there was a short pause as the two stared at each other, both obviously waiting for the first move to be made. "Ah fuck it." Holding out an open palm Suki would kick off the battle with a rather simplistic energy orb that soared straight for Liari's midsection. The ledge wasn't TOO narrow but it'd only take a few steps to move from edge to edge, meaning keeping her footing would be just as important as actually responding to and making attacks.
"OH!" Liari exclaimed, knocking her head with the side of her fist in acknowledgement of her mistake. "I Liari! You... Ass-ookee....?" Well, actually, the woman claimed that she wanted to be called "Suki" for her own sake, the majin slowly nodding at that. Well, if that's what she wanted to be called, there was no reason to say "no!"
"No! I not trying yet!" Liari explained, Suki questioning if she'd "transformed." "...But if you tough, maybe you handle it if I start!"
And so, the two would take off to opposite ends of the volcano, Suki actually doing them a favor and BLOWING away the sulfuric smog so that it wouldn't get in their faces as they fought! The little blue girl gave Suki a BIG grin and a thumbs-up for her thoughtfulness, the fight beginning a moment after! Moments of nothing would pass, Liari growing impatient with the giant woman's apprehensiveness! She WANTED to fight, right...? Well then, WHAT was she waiting for, for the sun to get out of her eyes or something!? Well, Suki needn't let Liari dwell on her thoughts for much longer, firing a modest, but still mighty energy-blast her way! The little blue girl would, in turn, lower her head so that it was level with the blast and SCOOP it up in her mouth, swallowing it as if she were a snake gulping down an egg! Her chest, then belly would BULDGE as the ki-ball wet down her gullet, Liari hunching over and clenching her fists before ARCHS of Sukl's ki BLASTED out from the holes along Liari's arms! As the majin's body deflated, more and more of Suki's ki would FIRE back at her, ki-arrows reformed and redirected back at their owner (with a little extra Liari-ki mixed in) to do truly powerful damage!
Whether or not Suki was caught napping by this attack, though, the majin would go on the offensive, leveling her own hand and firing a energy-beam in a short arch at the woman's legs, scraping the ground she stood upon as an almost punishment for staying at a distance. Whether this connected or not, Liari would SPRING across the volcanic death-trap below towards her target, cocking a fist back and THROWING it in a straight-punch directly across the TALL woman's face and MAYBE knock her off the side of the volcano!
The speech patterns of her sparring partner felt a bit childish, to say the least, but Azuki didn't want to make a comment assuming anything untoward. Just because the Alien couldn't speak perfectly didn't make them an infant. "Yeah," She'd reaffirm again, flashing a thumbs-up. "Suki is fine!" At least Liari actually said her name so Azuki wouldn't have to keep calling them 'blue person' aloud. The fight kicked up shortly after with the hybrid's low committal attack getting straight up eaten. "The heck?" It didn't help when Liari turned that into momentum of her own with a barrage of Ki arrows. They weren't TOO strong, but nothing Suki would wanna stand still for.
Ki surged into the woman's limbs as she swatted away the projectiles, sensing alerting her to rapidly encroaching Liari. The girl's punch would find itself interrupted by an enhanced technique of Suki's own who flashed a small smirk at the Majin. Her free arm would throw a sudden straight punch for Liari's stomach, the move followed up with a few kicks and bashes along the way. Suki would back off slightly after the barrage, attempting to survey what exactly Liari planned on doing next. It'd take a bit more effort to uproot Suki from solid ground, that's for sure.
Azuki uses her Meteor Break technique to deflect the non-KPs and counter Liari with a melee attack of her own for 16,000 PL!
Liari's casual counter-attacks were hardly anything for Suki to handle, the giant easily batting away the returned-fire that the majin had launched and even SWATTED away the energy-beam sent her way! CLEARLY she was stronger than she thought she was! Maybe... even a challenge. Her punch, though was caught by the giant, a smirk as big as her physique spreading across her face! Before Liari knew it, a giant fist SLAMMED into her stomach, the majin's cheeks POOFING out as an involuntary raspberry escaped her lips, steam BLASTING out of the holes lining her arms! Kicks would pepper the much smaller girl, slamming into her chest, face and stomach, seemingly keeping Liari from doing... well... ANYTHING!
Suddenly, Liari's legs would shoot up, WRAPPING around Suki's latest kick and holding it still! Each little indent the woman had made, both feet and fist, would POP back out to their normal shape, the majin then cupping her hands behind herself as a LARGE ball of power coagulated within her palms! A smirk would spread across her lips as her aura BURST to life all around her, Liari WHIRLING around and THROWING Suki into the air with her legs, the majin FLIPPING back upright as she took aim at her from below!
"KAMEHAMEHA!" The majin cried, throwing her hands forwards as a pink energy-beam SHOT up at the bio-android! Whether Suki was able to block, dodge or tank it, Liari would take the moment of distraction and use it to her advantage, ZIPPING up behind the goliath and LOCKING her arms under and over hers in a FULL-NELSON! Her legs would wrap tightly around Suki's body as her arms WRAPPED up her opponents, Liari smirking confidently as she held the larger woman in place!
"What you do now?" She questioned, her head-tentacles poking and prodding the larger-woman's head! "I do anything I want now and you not do anything YOU want! How you escaaaape...?"
"Hell in a handbasKEEE-" There was little Suki could do to stop the grapple. The very fact that Liari's limbs could stretch like putty and wrap around her with actual constricting force was mind-blowing enough. Thrown high into the air she instinctively stopped her ascent by kicking on flight, Ki catching her body just in time for the Majin to unleash a powerful attack straight for her.
A pink solid wave of energy rushed for the hybrid and Suki, wanting to conserve what energy she had, was forced to take it head-on. Arms heading upward to protect her face as possible. The wave washing over her was akin to the feeling of sticking your head in a vat of boiling oil. Hot, painful, and damaging, Luckily the damage seemed to be mostly superficial, limited to half-burns that'd heal on their own and a deep singing pain. "...Ow."
Getting grabbed by the much smaller and physically diminutive fighter didn't do much for morale either, Suki struggling to only a degree of success as Liari's stronger and stretchy limbs held fast. "I do THIS!" With a roar she'd attempt to fly with all her might straight downwards toward the Volcano's rocky face Majin-first in an attempt to bash or scrape the blue menace right off of her.
Azuki endures the attack using Tough as Nails (UT), taking 62% damage (flavor mitigation only)
After getting decimated by all of the non-KPs associated with the previous post, Azuki gleans a little more information with her Combat Adaptation (UT)
Having locked in the larger woman, Liari was kinda curious what more she could do! Was she gonna flail about in a vain attempt to escape? Was she gonna try and create a BIG energy-blast form her core to blow the majin off? Maybe she was gonna show that she, herself, had remarkable flexibility and wiggle her way out of Liari's grasp!
NOPE! She chose the more brutish tactic: SLAMMING Liari against a surface until she let go!
...Perhaps she should have expected this, the majin, as this was EXACTLY what she'd do if the positions were reversed! It was easy, it was strong and it was FUN! Maybe she just thought that someone THIS HUGE would have other means of shoving her off... Oh WELL! It was whatever! Suki would take the two of them on a ride down towards the rim of the volcano, the little blue majin pulling her back if only slightly, giving the giant some noticeable resistance as she went for her counter-attack! Flipping herself around so that Liari now faced the rocks, Suki would SLAM her back and the majin into the sharp, jagged stone, the little blue girl letting out a WHEEZE as her elastic back was jammed, in multiple places, UP into her chest and stomach! Rocks DUG into her as the entire throat of the volcano TREMBLED at the impact, Liari wincing... then smirking as she TIGHENED her grip! Her legs would SQUEEZE harder around Suki's belly, her arms wrapping around the giant's like a pair of blue anacondas! Liari, using her own, superior power, would PUSH herself and Suki UP off the volcanic rock, FORCING them both, if slowly, up into the the sky!
Suddenly, Liari would unwind herself from Suki, KICKING off her back with her legs to send the bio-android FLYING back down to the rim of the volcano herself! The majin would follow closely behind, ZIPPING right up to her as the momentum carried the giant, Liari throwing punch after punch at her face and body to keep her NICE and stunned and stabilized as their mutual momentum sent SUKI crashing into the Volcano this time!
...She had to admit, though... Hitting this woman was like hitting a concrete wall. She was TOUGH! HARD, even! Getting her to move in any sort of limp, rag-dollish way was like trying to make a punching bag melt into goo from one of your punches: It just didn't give enough! So, if Suki was successfully given a taste of her own medicine, Liari grab her by the color of her shirt, DRAGGING her along the side of the volcano as she FLEW rapidly around it before HURLING Suki into the sky AGAIN!
The rush of her slam being successful was a temporary high, though it didn't actually succeed in completely dislodging her hanger-on. "Get off-!" it was true that Liari was stronger. Trying to keep a grip on a much larger and extremely strong and possibly angry hybrid of two warrior species couldn't have been easy. She had started to thrash in place, unphased by the damage she'd sustained thus far. The hold was somewhat broken as the pair flipped around, Azuki being on the receiving end of a barrage of punches. They all hit home but each seemed to only make her slightly more pissed, a feral growl erupting as the Majin attempted to grab her shirt. "How about NO!"
She'd been observing Liari's odd fighting style while getting her own snot kicked in. While Azuki couldn't say she really 'had it down' at all yet, the opening provided by her opponent's basic grapple attempt gave Azuki a window to fight back. She'd lash out with both hands, attempting to grab the Majin by her leg. If successful, Liari would find herself swung around thrice like a flail before Suki aimed the flexible 'Alien' straight down into the rock bed below them!
Azuki gets beat up some more and doesn't like it that much (+5% damage) and her Combat Adaptation (UT) advances further
Liari's blows seemed to do less and less the more they connected, Suki's hulking form giving equally little with each blow landed upon it! What was more, pain seemed to be a secondary characteristic of the expression upon the ginger's face, rather, seeming to grow enraged as Liari laid into her! The little blue girl didn't even get the chance to truly establish dominance in this battle, Suki somehow finding the strength amidst her beat-down to... actually fight EVENLY with Liari! Instead of taking her medicine compliantly, anymore, she would instead throw it back at Liari by, in turn, SLAMMING her down against the rockface below from her leg as if the majin were a gavel! Liari GASPED as her head nearly SPLATTERED against the volcanic stone, Her eyes DULLING with shock! It was as if this woman's strength was MAGNIFIED in mere moments! ...But from WHAT!? Liari didn't see her transform at all! Where was all this power coming from!
Pain SURGED through Liari, bringing out HER outrage towards this sudden change of pace, Liari WRENCHING her foot out of the woman's grip and THROWING it towards Suki's face in a quick barrage of stomps! Hopefully being force-fed dirt second-hand would convince the giant to back off a second, the majin shaking her head with a low groan of displeasure, trying to eliminate the vertigo inside!
"...It not fair you hide power from me..." Liari grumbled, her aura BLAZING around her! "...You pay for that!"
Despite her vengeful declaration, Liari still kept HER transformation in check... for now. She could still handle this... maybe... without using her full power! After all, she didn't want to KILL this lady! She seemed like a nice-enough sort, if a little sneaky and kinda brutish! Suffice it to say, Liari was still in control of this... She could STILL do this!
LUNGING at Suki, Liari would throw a BIG uppercut under her jaw to send her skywards, the majin ZIPPING up behind her before throwing her foot DOWN in a straight-kick into her back in an effort to stun! She had to fight with more vigor and intent if she was gonna win... It was even HARDER to get this woman to move now!
"I haven't been hiding shit-!" As far as Azuki was concerned it was a true statement. Whether or not her temporarily boosted power was still there or not was up in the air. "Although I DO feel a bit stronger than normal. If I changed it wasn't on purpose!" She'd take a few face kicks before roughly blocking the remainder, giving an irritated growl in response. "Believe me if this wasn't my usual limit I wouldn't insult a worthy opponent by holding back on them. That sorta thing is STRICTLY against the code." Though still in a fit of minor betrayal rage, Liari surged forth with more attacks.
The first uppercut connected and sent Suki just far enough up for it to matter, the hybrid responding with a noticeable trace of ire: "What's with you and knocking people into the AIR!?" She'd twist in time for the kick, meeting the leg with one of her own and immediately following up with an attempt to latch onto one of Liari's arms. "Tell me how the DIRT tastes!" with a spinning lariat she'd throw the Majin down with immense force back towards the ground, flipping the script and continuing with a diving kick aimed to drive her even deeper into the stone.
Suki tried her HARDEST to convince Liari that she hadn't been hiding anything and that she TOO was surprised in this power-boost of hers... but Liari didn't buy it. How could she NOT KNOW she was THIS STRONG, strong enough to go from being a minor challenge to effectively her equal!? It just didn't WORK that way! But still would Suki would insist and STILL would the fight continue, Liari KNOCKING the giant woman into the air... only for her to COME back down like a meteor and CLOSELINE the majin with some kind of spinning lariate! This blow was such that it would send the little blue majin SMASHING to the ground, a BOOT BASHING into her stomach a moment later as the giant bio-android MOCKED the majin, beckoning her to taste her own medicine!
"GRRRRR!" Liari GROWLED, her aura EXPLODING all around her, the force of her ki THROWING the woman off before she could drive her HARDER into the Volcano's mountainside! ...In addition, Liari might've accidentally blown off part of the cliff-side in this effort of powering-up, creating a hole for the lava behind it to flow out and over the hills below them!
...But right now, she didn't care! She just wanted to beat up Suki for being a mean liar! YEAH! That's what she was! She could forgive that in time because she was kinda fun but for NOW!? She just wanted to FIGHT the meanness out of her!
"YEAH WELL, AT LEAST I NOT THROW PEOPLE INTO VOLCANO!" Liari shot back, glaring up at the giant! "IT TOO HOT TO FIGHT THERE! I ALREADY SAY, STUPID!"
Liari would SHOOT up at Suki, throwing a BIG punch across her face before reaching out with her other hand to SNAG her scalp-hair, aiming to DRAG her down towards the flowing lava-river making its way down the mountain! If she managed to do so, Liari would HOP up on her back and press an knee between her shoulders, PUSHING her head down so that it was close to the BLAZING HOT liquid!
"SEE!? SEEEEEEE!?" Liari asked angrily! "IT HOT, RIGHT!? TOO HOT TO FIGHT NEXT TO! I KEEP SAYING! THAT WHY I PUNCH YOU INTO AIR, STUPID! I NOT WANT YOU HURT!"
"HEY YOU BROUGHT US HERE, TO BEGIN WITH!" She'd shout back in an equally childish way, nerves on hotwire due to the damage she'd be consistently sustaining. "...Plus I really don't like fighting in the air. It feels awkward. Why don't we just-" WHAM! Liari's sudden punch hit home as Azuki's head snapped back, temporarily stunned as Liari viciously dragged her close to the magma's surface. "It's HOT but we'd be FINE-" She struggled a little in vain before thrusting her hand STRAIGHT into the surface lava! With a small wince of pain, Azuki would suddenly twist in place, dragging her hand back out to show that it was mostly fine save for some reddish skin. "LIKE THAT!"
With a roar the hybrid's pushed back against her grappler, attempting the squeeze the Majin tight between her massive arms. "But if you don't wanna be here allow ME!" Azuki would drag the pair to the opposite edge of the volcano lip towards the jungle, struggling to leap off and crash Liari headfirst into the ground all the way down below in a nasty piledriver! Either way they'd find themselves no longer quite so close to the hot burny stuff, tumbling into the lower reaches of the ashy jungle trees instead.
PL: 40,000 | KP: 6/6 | MP: 6/6 | DMG: 80% (+13% from attacks and hot stuff)
Oct 28, 2022 0:43:23 GMT -5
Lottus: I knew Red was sus
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Lucifer: Hello everyone:) im new to the sight does anyone know the average amount of time it takes to get a char app approved? I know the staff is very busy just wondering
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Fukushu: If you haven't already you should join the discord; there's a staff work section where you can put it in
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Zhalla: Like Fukushu said joining the discord for sure helps, staff also don't know if your app is ready unless you mark it with the "waiting review" label on site
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Lucifer: I joined the server its just not letting me talk for some reason.
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Fukushu: Could be some sort of error
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Fukushu: Might want to try leaving and re-joining
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Zhalla: That's no good! It should usually come up with a rules thing for you to read and accept and once that's accepted it should give you access to typing in the welcome wagon chat
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Lucifer: Dingo- I finished what you have asked of me
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Lucifer: Ramen- Hey I finished my character app if you have free time can you find your way over and take a look pls