The Hall of Battle (ToC PvP Arena)


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A seemingly endless series of rooms spanned out from the grand feasting hall, housing amicable craftsmen ready and willing to repair the damage occurring from the countless combats perpetually going on, bedrooms in which combatants can take their rest and enjoy their prizes, halls of devices for more... Public displays of affection, and of course a plethora of different training and sparring chambers in which opposing warriors may practice their skills or battle in a more controlled environment.

(And now for the fight I am making this for, in which the secondary roll was a 4 meaning there are active participants among the crowd watching. The GM may do with that what they will; throwing in an occasional attack of some variety from an appropriately strong NPC is probably the simplest. Can also just ignore it.)
Leonora's Sheet

It was in one such arena, a relatively dark chamber filled with stone columns numbering a score both wide and long and spanning from the floor to the ceiling, that Leonora slithered. She could feel heartbeats nearby, more than one, but one such creature came into view... "Well... What have we here?" She said softly, letting her voice echo through the room towards the blindfolded stranger, "wandered too far from the feast hall, have you?" She slid a little closer, serpentine body slithering almost silently along the stone floor, "unfortunate for you, that you came here..."
 

Hafnium

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Oormi's sheet

"To tell the truth, I was just trying to figure out if there was a way home from here," Oormi freely admitted to the stranger. "The joy I get out of swordsmanship is the art of it. I would prefer not to kill anyone, even if it's not permanent here. Plus, it's the Lady Avedel to whom I offer my prayers. This realm really isn't for me."

"That energy of yours though," she remarked. There was something deeply wrong with the waves emanating from the snake-like woman who had stopped her. It was hard to explain how it looked in the blind kitsune's wave vision, but it was simply something that shouldn't have been. It was like looking into someone's mouth to find eyes looking back at her, or like seeing a sword shatter when swung against paper. It was unnatural, and deeply so. "I suspect you don't intend on letting me through, do you?"
 

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"Ahahaha... No... No I do not," Leonora replied, slithering forward a little further as she surveyed the blindfolded kitsune, "you... Remind me of someone. I wonder if you will taste alike... Something for me to dream about, at least~"
 

Astarte

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Leonora: HP = 123/123, PP = 49/49, EP = 54/54, Status = Fine.
Oormi: HP = 80/80, PP = 72/72, EP = 60/60, Status = Fine.

Initiative: Oormi (51), Leonora (23)

Oormi uses Defensive Stance.

Leonora attacks twice:
Attack: 119 and 90 vs. 115. One hit.
Damage: 36 - 8 = 28
Reflexes: 47 vs. 39, Oormi is Weakened.

Oormi counters the missed attack:
Attack: 89 vs. 82, Hit.
Damage: 9 - 43 = Minimum 1 EP damage, and 10 - 43 = Minimum 1 HP damage.
Leonora also gains a stack of Weakened for one round.

Leonora: HP = 122/123, PP = 49/49, EP = 53/54, Status = Weakened (One Round).
Oormi: HP = 52/80, PP = 72/72, EP = 52/60, Status = Weakened.
 
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Leonora lashed out at the defensive kitsune, first with one hand and then the other, lunging forward and then weaving back out of her reach, playing a game of feint and strike as she lashed out with one clawed hand. The first strike hit and tore a minor nick in her opponent's side, and she smiled victoriously; this would be easy. The next, however, was deflected with a blow to her wrist that cut deep into her flesh... And into more than that. Her skin and muscle knitted itself back together, but the harm to her soul was more worrying. Still... Her venom was in now, and each dose would only make things easier and easier.

"Not bad... Quick for one who cannot see~" She remarked, assuming an entirely confident tone. Her own wound had been minor in comparison even before her venom's effects were taken into account. "But you have already lost," she continued even as she felt something strange... Sluggishness. Odd. "Do you feel it... Running through your veins? Do you feel your strength flagging? You could just... Kneel, and I might be nice... It tastes better when they aren't too full of my poison~"
 

Hafnium

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The blind kitsune drew her sister's gift from its scabbard and took a defensive stance when the other woman became openly hostile. She had really hoped this one would be a mage or a wielder, or at least one of those slow, brawny types. Quick melee specialists were always the hardest for Oormi. Actually tracking them with her wavesight took a massive expenditure of energy, and trying to do so using the more efficient option required her to do too much guessing to try and keep up with their movements. Mages, spirit wielders, and succubi were always so much easier because their attacks lit up her wavesight with minimal use of her own energy.

The foxgirl made a bad guess against her opponent's first actual attack, not getting out of the way quickly enough and taking a hit for it. She grimaced as the clawed hand cut into her side. But she had good training, and didn't allow the hit she couldn't stop to distract her from the swing she could still do something about. She swung her wavy blade it into the woman's other hand before it could reach her. Unfortunately, as much as she loved the blade for its unique ability to cut without killing, it didn't do much against this opponent. More unfortunately, Oormi realized as she backed away to create space that her opponent had some sort of venom in her claws, as the cut on her side was making her woozier than it should've, and the naga herself confirmed it following their brief martial exchange.

"You need not worry about me. Once I've safely disabled you, I can expunge it easily enough," she calmly replied. "One day I hope to kneel for a proper lord or lady, one worthy of my service. I don't think you're them. So, unless you're willing to peacefully leave me be I'm afraid I must continue fighting you."
 

Astarte

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Leonora: HP = 122/123, PP = 49/49, EP = 53/54, Status = Weakened (One Round).
Oormi: HP = 52/80, PP = 72/72, EP = 52/60, Status = Weakened.

Initiative: Leonora acts first.

Leonora uses Cross Counter.
Oormi uses Defensive Stance.

...Staredown occurs?

Leonora: HP = 122/123, PP = 49/49, EP = 53/54, Status = Fine.
Oormi: HP = 52/80, PP = 72/72, EP = 36/60, Status = Weakened.
 

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Expecting a more aggressive counterattack from the kitsune, Leonora hung back, her hands slowly waving in circular motions in front of her like a pair of hypnotized snakes. The effect was, perhaps, wasted on her blind opponent, but it was what she had learned to do and she fell easily into the routine as she waited to intercept any incoming strike with one of her own. None came, but she at least had time to respond to her opponent's boast with a derisive snort. "I am not concerned for your wellbeing, my pet~" She responded softly, "what I do to you when I have you will be far worse than those little scratches... The only difference is how much of you I will waste... And how broken you are in body before I get to enjoy breaking your spirit."
 

Hafnium

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"I pity you, to have such cruelty in your heart," the blind foxgirl remarked as she sheathed her sisters' gift and quickly drew the steel blade she had been allowed to take from the faeries' stash of abandoned adventurer gear. Expecting the naga to press the advantage now that she'd delivered some of her poison, Oormi took a defensive stance with her side presented toward and and placed a fair amount of energy into bolstering herself for the coming attack. She was a bit dismayed by how much she had wasted when no attack came. Still, the breather was a welcome respite, as it allowed her to calm her mind. She would need all the time she could get to figure out a strategy to defeat this monstrous woman.
 

Astarte

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Leonora: HP = 122/123, PP = 49/49, EP = 53/54, Status = Fine.
Oormi: HP = 52/80, PP = 72/72, EP = 36/60, Status = Weakened.

Initiative: Oormi acts first.

Oormi uses Defensive Stance again.

Leonora attacks twice:
Attack: 93 and 96 vs. 102, both miss.

Oormi counterattacks:
Attack: 50 and 52 vs. 88, both miss.

Leonora: HP = 122/123, PP = 49/49, EP = 53/54, Status = Fine.
Oormi: HP = 52/80, PP = 72/72, EP = 28/60, Status = Weakened.
 

Tassadar

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Giving a bemused hiss in response to the blind girl's admonishment, Leonora cautiously lashed out again only to retract to avoid the incoming counterstrike. Though she might regenerate unnaturally quickly so long as she was well fed, fencing against a sword with nothing but her hands - claws or no - wasn't something she intended to experiment with if she could help it. "Scathing," she murmured conversationally as she circled around a pillar, coming towards Oormi from a different direction but doing so slowly and without any apparent intent to ambush her, "I might even feel bad about that... Rethink my whole plan... If my heart were still beating!"