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His offense was somewhat successful as his attack to the shoulder hit without any trouble. Arthur finally felt like he was making some sort of progress against this strong opponent. However, just this one wound wouldn’t be enough to separate the Hollow from Masato, so this wasn’t the time to let down his guard. As a result of the hit, the Hollow voiced his displeasure, but the interesting thing was that it did not do so using Masato’s mouth but its own. The voice seemed to be coming from the Fullbringer’s neck, but Arthur wasn’t able to notice it until now due to the hood obstructed his view.

Even though he found the weak spot of the Hollow, he was not happy about it as any neck wound that was too deep could be fatal to Masato and he did not have the ability to heal him immediately. In the next instant, the Hollow repelled his reiryoku spear and he knew that there was no was that the Hollow would let this opening go so Arthur put everything into his legs and jumped back. Unfortunately, he was still caught by the attack as his shirt was cut and a red wound appeared on his skin as blood came out, though it was much shallower than the opponent had hoped.

Naturally, his opponent followed after him as the blade from Masato’s coat was sent after his head. Arthur chose this moment to strike as he fired a single reiryoku spear while the enemy was focused on the attack. The spear aimed for the centre of Masato’s neck so that if he moved his head to either side then it would still be able to graze it. As much as he didn’t like doing so, he had to take some risks to win.

However, he still had the attack to deal with but with little time to do much else the only thing he could do is use his own body to shield himself. Arthur raised his left arm in front of his neck and tensed his muscles as much as possible and braced for the attack which cut down the length of his arm from his hand up to the elbow. It was not yet a fatal wound, but it was definitely painful, though it was better than not having a head.

Masato then charged at him once again but this time very long and dangerous looking spikes came out of his coat for effectiveness. That was not something he could afford to block with his body unless he wanted to become a shish kebab, so the umbrella once again changed forms to the shield as he put it between him and the spikes.

He successfully blocked the attack but was still pushed back by the impact resulting from the Fullbringer’s speed. He quickly thought about what his next actions should be, but with Masato’s coat in that state close combat wasn’t looking favourable until he retracted them. This meant that he had to swap to long ranged attacks for now. This wouldn’t be the first time he had to kite a boss, so he decided to use the environment to his advantage.

Naturally, he didn’t want to turn his back to his enemy so instead he used Bringer Light to get closer to the nearby tree and then went behind it. However, he wouldn’t be using it to hide and was part of his strategy. Before, he was fully covered by the tree he had already started changing the umbrella’s form to the rifle and he positioned his arm to Masato’s last known position. As a result, when he emerged from the other side of the tree, he simply had to adjust his aim a bit and Arthur fired at his opponent’s left knee.

He did so in order to impede Masato’s speed and he figured that he had higher chances of a hit in areas that the coat didn’t properly reach. Furthermore, perhaps if he did enough damage to one side of his body then it would create more openings in the next few minutes.

Word Count: 686

Actions:

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0. Dealt direct hit [+1 Shield Count]

0. Lost clash [- 300 ND]

1. Partial evasion of sword attack [-200 ND, +1 Ironclad Stack]

2. Reiryoku spear attack aimed at neck [75 Reiryoku]

2. Partial block with left arm [-250 ND, +1 Ironclad Stack]

3. Form change to shield

3. Blocked spike attack

4. Form change to rifle

5. Normal rifle attack to left knee [75 Reiryoku]

 

Abilities:
 

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Form Change: Arthur can change the form of his Umbrella between: Spear - Rifle - Shield. Changing form costs 1 attack move. Can only be done twice per post.

Shield Counts: 0>1>0. Arthur gains Shield Counts from Direct Hits/ Critical Hits/ Won Clashes. 6 maximum held. Using Shield Form costs 1 Shield Count.

[Shield Form Effect: Shield Form is a purely defensive form. Arthur is able to open the MMU into a very sturdy shield to block incoming attacks from enemies.]

  • Using the Shield Costs 1 Shield Count.
  • Arthur Loses The Ability to Attack/Clash While Shield Form is Active.
  • Shield Form Shields are Counted as Shield Techniques and do not cost ND.
  • Direct Hits/Critical Hits/Won Clashes give Arthur Shield Counts.
  • First Shield Upon Shield Form Activation is Free.
  • Shield Form Shield Durability= Arthur's Stamina.
  • Each Shield/Shield Count Blocks against a Single Attack.
  • Arthur Cannot exit and reenter Shield Form back-to-back.
  • Arthur gains a free transformation for every 4 Attacks he Full Blocks while in Shield Form. Attacks blocked: 2

[Spear Form Effect: Spear Form is a hybrid damage form. Arthur is able the umbrella spear for to attack while but also to direct his 6 energy spears towards their target. Successful Physical Attacks with his spear increase the Speed and Damage of the energy spears. However, has no defensive capabilities.]

  • Spear Form cannot be used to Block/Clash Attacks.
  • Physical Spear Form Damage = Arthur's Strength.
  • Energy Spear Damage = Arthur's Reiryoku.
  • Energy Spear Attacks Speed = Arthur's Reiryoku-Speed.
  • Physical Spear Attacks that Hit/Are Blocked/Are Clashed grant +2 Reiryoku/+2 Reiryoku Speed to Energy Spears.
  • The bonus Reiryoku/Reiryoku-Speed Last for as long as Arthur remains in Spear Form and doesn't use any form besides Umbrella Form and Rifle Form.
  • The Reiryoku/Reiryoku-Speed Bonuses are applied to Rifle Shots.

[Rifle Form Effect: Rifle Form is a Reiryoku damage form. Arthur is able to fire concentrated blasts of Reiryoku from his umbrella. This form foregoes the ability to effectively Block attacks with the MMU.]

  • While in Rifle Form Blocks are counted as Partial Blocks.
  • Rifle Reiryoku Beams Damage = Arthur's Reiryoku (+Any Bonus From Spear Form If Applicable).
  • Rifle Reiryoku Beams Speed = Arthur's Reiryoku-Speed (+Any Bonus From Spear Form If Applicable).
  • Arthur Can Feed 2 Attack Moves into a single Rifle Beam Charged Shot.
  • Charged Shots Do x2 Damage to Shields And Cannot be Blocked Normally.

Ironclad Stacks: 1>3

 

Stats:

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Reiatsu: 87,000 + 4,000 = 91,000
Speed: 98 + 4 = 102
Stamina: 122 + 4 = 126
Perception: 94 + 4 = 98
Power: 95 + 4 = 99
Strength: 71 + 4 = 75
Reiryoku: 71 + 4 = 75
Throw Speed: 75
Reiryoku Speed: 75
Natural Defense: 6,960 + 600 - 1,422 = 6,138

 

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[*] In the process of creating distance to avoid the full attack of his blade, Arthur threatened Masato's neck with a spear of energy. The Hollow raised the purple blade in Masato's left hand dismissively, deflecting the spear in the process. A sharp grin persisted on his face as he proceeded with his onslaught. Arthur’s retreat behind a nearby tree stroked the parasitic Hollow’s ego to the degree they he laughed aloud before taunting his opponent. “Of course, run away coward!”

Shortly after entering the complete cover of the tree, a sudden bullet of Reiatsu made contact with left the knee area of Masato’s coat. It may have been a despicable and pathetic creature, but in order to survive in the cesspool of Hueco Mundo, home to cannibalistic savages who sought only strength for the sake of dominance, it had to stay sharp in every waking second, especially in combat. That same sharpness made it aware of the transformation of Arthur’s umbrella’s form, and the direction he aimed his rifle before taking cover, prompting it to harden Masato's coat in preparation for an attack. Evidently, its intuition did not fail the hollow.  

[1] “Ha!” The hollow exclaimed as a second cero blast was released from the its mouth quickly, in a thin laser like fashion. It trailed from the ground directly beneath Arthur, then upward. Most likely cutting diagonally across Arthur’s chest in his current position.

[2] With all skyward or downward options for evasion taken away from Arthur due to the Cero, Masato used his bladed tail to horizontally cut through the tree, and more importantly the back of the one hiding behind it mass. The arcing slash would approach from behind Arthur, and shorten as it completed a full circle back to Masato’s rear.

[3] Though the tail was intended to prevent Arthur from moving forward, the Hollow wanted to assure he landed a clean hit with the creation of a clawed left hand, roughly have the size of Masato standing. With it. He scratched horizontally again, at waist level to prevent it from colliding with his own tail.

[4] Upon impact, or reaching its closes to Arthur, the left hand would quickly spike to, as his coat did before.

WC: 370
ND: 8210-350= 7860

Actions

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[*] Full Block with Sword (72 vs 75), -175
[*] Full Block with Hardened coat (72 vs 75), -175 ND
[1] Attack with Cero 75 (Reiryoku)
[2-3-4] Attacks with "Cutting tool" 100 (Strength) each

Abilities

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2. Kōgu (cutting tool): Masato hardens the material of his coat in the shape of various weapons.
"Harden Material" Passive: Masato can completely harden his entire coat or portions of it. Attacks done to the coat while it is hardened but not as a shield are counted as partial blocks.

Stats

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POSSESSED MASATO
REIATSU: 109,000 (98,000 + 12,000)
ND: 8960 (7760 + 1200)
CLASS: TANK/BRUTE
STRENGTH/REI: 162 - 72
STAMINA: 146 +12
PERCEPTION: 127+12
SPEED: 127+12
REIRYOKU SPEED: 76
THROWING SPEED: 148

 

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Despite attacking at the same time as the Hollow, it was still able to block it. The longer the fight went on the more he realised that perhaps he underestimated his opponent as he was more skilled than what he expected. Then again, he did come into this with limited intel and he doubted that Masato knew anymore than him, but at least he had a previous skirmish with this Hollow.

He heard a laugh full of glee as Arthur took momentary cover behind a tree, clearly the Hollow never heard of strategy. Not like he cared much about the Hollow’s opinion to begin with so he let him say whatever he wanted while he would be focusing on bringing Masato back.

Unfortunately, not even the ‘surprise’ attack worked as his enemy once again blocked it with his coat. His opponent’s counterattack began with a Cero but from their previous clashes he was confident with being able to deal with this attack. The red reiryoku trailed across the ground and Arthur waited until it raised itself as that was when he fired as his own reiryoku clashed with the attack and caused an explosion which pushed him back slightly.

Next, the Hollow returned to its forte as more physical attacks came at him. The irritating tailcoat was launched at him once again but now that he was not in spear form Arthur would be able to block it better, though he couldn’t take the attack straight on to the muzzle. He raised his Fullbring and intercepted the attack as sparks came off the umbrella’s panels.

As the tail blade started returning another threat was coming at him in the shape of a left-handed claw aiming for his waist which he had no choice but to intercept with his umbrella. However, after the claw met his umbrella spikes also came out of the hand and Arthur used all his force to push it away and move though he was not quick enough as the spikes made several cuts on the upper part of his right arm.

He continued running to his left and raised the rifle at Masato and fired. The first shot was aimed at his right ankle. The second shot was aimed at his left side and the final shot was aimed at the head. After each shot the recoil raised his hand which let him aim higher, but he also had to adjust it into those specific spots to make it work.

Word Count: 414

Actions:

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0. ND adjustment [-100 ND]

1. Won Reiryoku Clash against Cero [77 Reiryoku, + 1 Shield Count, -75 ND]

2. Partial block against sword [-250 ND, +1 Ironclad Stack]

2. Partial block against claw [-250 ND, +1 Ironclad Stack]

2. Partial evasion against spikes [-300 ND, +1 Ironclad Stack]

3. Normal Reiryoku attack to right ankle [77 Reiryoku]

4. Normal Reiryoku attack to left side [77 Reiryoku]

5. Normal Reiryoku attack to head [77 Reiryoku]

 

Abilities:
 

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Form Change: Arthur can change the form of his Umbrella between: Spear - Rifle - Shield. Changing form costs 1 attack move. Can only be done twice per post.

Shield Counts: 0>1. Arthur gains Shield Counts from Direct Hits/ Critical Hits/ Won Clashes. 6 maximum held. Using Shield Form costs 1 Shield Count.

[Rifle Form Effect: Rifle Form is a Reiryoku damage form. Arthur is able to fire concentrated blasts of Reiryoku from his umbrella. This form foregoes the ability to effectively Block attacks with the MMU.]

  • While in Rifle Form Blocks are counted as Partial Blocks.
  • Rifle Reiryoku Beams Damage = Arthur's Reiryoku (+2).
  • Rifle Reiryoku Beams Speed = Arthur's Reiryoku-Speed (+2).
  • Arthur Can Feed 2 Attack Moves into a single Rifle Beam Charged Shot.
  • Charged Shots Do x2 Damage to Shields And Cannot be Blocked Normally.

Ironclad Stacks: 3>6

 

Stats:

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Reiatsu: 87,000 + 4,000 = 91,000
Speed: 98 + 4 = 102
Stamina: 122 + 4 = 126
Perception: 94 + 4 = 98
Power: 95 + 4 = 99
Strength: 71 + 4 = 75
Reiryoku: 71 + 4 = 75
Throw Speed: 75
Reiryoku Speed: 75
Natural Defense: 6,960 + 600 - 2,322 = 5,238

 

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“Oh?” for a brief moment the hollow was amazed with how Arthur staved off death against his flurry of attacks. Retrieving the cyan claw, the hollow awaited with high hopes for how Arthur would counter, but what came next couldn’t be more discouraging. The single eye of the hollow halved, unimpressed with the three bullets of Reiatsu aimed for ankle, left side, and head.

[*] It sighed heavily in disappoint and boredom. The cyan tail curved in front of his right ankle to fully block against the initial bullet. Then, by a quick spin of the purple blade in his left hand, Masato reverse gripped his weapon. With the few inches of handle, not covered by his hand, he blocked the second bullet. A slight upward adjustment of his left hand resulted in a third bullet blocked with the blade of his Katana.

The parasite glared towards Arthur for a few seconds before its expression softened and it turned away. Resting the blunt edge of Masato’s weapon over his left shoulder, the hollow spoke nonchalantly, “this is getting old and I’m starving. The park’s that way right?” accompanying its inquiry to Arthur was Masato's right index finger pointing in the direction of the park some distance away. He began to slowly walk towards it while humming childishly.

WC: 215
ND: 7,152 (531 + 177) - 7860

Actions

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[*] Loss Clash (72 v 77) -177 ND
[**] 3 Full Blocks (72 vs 77), 177 x 3 = -531 ND

Stats

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POSSESSED MASATO
REIATSU: 109,000 (98,000 + 12,000)
ND: 8960 (7760 + 1200)
CLASS: TANK/BRUTE
STRENGTH/REI: 162 - 72
STAMINA: 146 +12
PERCEPTION: 127+12
SPEED: 127+12
REIRYOKU SPEED: 76
THROWING SPEED: 148

 

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Despite the three consecutive attacks, the Hollow blocked them with the same ease as the previous ones which made Arthur frown. Masato’s body was just too well defended because of his coat and perhaps his best bet would be to burn it in hopes of limiting its effectiveness. Unfortunately, his Gafu was focused on the wind element, but as he was still a novice, he could still use the other elements to an extent if there was a source nearby. However, for better or worse there were no fires nearby, so he just had to do it the old-fashioned way.

He was sure that despite the majority of his attacks being blocked, his opponent was slowly weakening. He could feel it. The same went for Arthur though as despite blocking he had sustained a few wounds to his body so the longer this continued, the more roughed up he will get. Whose body would give out first? He wondered but was pretty sure it would be his as he was the weaker of the two.

The Hollow glared at him, surely in preparation for attack he thought, but to his surprise no attack came, and his opponent simply turned away before starting to head to towards the park for a feast. That was not something that he could let the Hollow do so Arthur had to stop him no matter the cost. Whether he was far or close didn’t seem to matter much in terms of combat but if he wanted to stop him then he had to get close once again.

Arthur didn’t hesitate for a single moment as he changed the umbrella back to its base form and using his full speed he ran towards the Hollow and overtook his slow walk before stopping in front of him,’I’m not done with you yet. You are staying right here.’ He swung the umbrella horizontally from left to right, aiming directly for the chest, and once the swing was complete with a twist of his wrist the umbrella stabbed from an angle at the left side of Masato’s neck, where the Hollow was. Since the Hollow said he was hungry, Arthur would indulge him and feed him as he gathered the wind energy from a passing breeze in his left hand as a green ball of reiryoku formed which he brought as close as possible to Masato’s face and launched it.

Word Count: 401

Actions:

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1. Form change to umbrella form

2. Horizontal attack to the chest [75 Strength]

3. Thrust attack to the neck [75 Strength]

4. Sumitaiho to the face [77 Reiryoku]

 

Abilities:

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Form Change: Arthur can change the form of his Umbrella between: Spear - Rifle - Shield. Changing form costs 1 attack move. Can only be done twice per post.

Shield Counts: 1. Arthur gains Shield Counts from Direct Hits/ Critical Hits/ Won Clashes. 6 maximum held. Using Shield Form costs 1 Shield Count.

Reiryoku Bonus from Spear Form: +2

Reiryoku Speed Bonus from Spear Form: +2

Gafu: Sumitaiho: A Poriputiku Technique which creates an elemental projectile blast in the form of a ball or a beam by invoking the name of this technique. This technique can be formed with any of the four basic elements of the Fullbringer's choosing, by any Fullbringer as long as that element is present nearby. [Offensive] [Max 80 Reiryoku | 100 for Reiryoku Specialist]

Ironclad Stacks: 6

 

Stats:

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Reiatsu: 87,000 + 4,000 = 91,000
Speed: 98 + 4 = 102
Stamina: 122 + 4 = 126
Perception: 94 + 4 = 98
Power: 95 + 4 = 99
Strength: 71 + 4 = 75
Reiryoku: 71 + 4 = 75
Throw Speed: 75
Reiryoku Speed: 75
Natural Defense: 6,960 + 600 - 2,322 = 5,238

 

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The hollow didn’t hum for long as in flash, Arthur rushed in front of its path. “I’m not done with you yet. You are staying right here” no longer wielding a rifle, Arthur showed some initiative by rushing Masato head on.

[*] “Are you sure?” The hollow replied to Arthur’s proclamations while lifting the purple blade from Masaro’s left shoulder. With it, he made a short vertical swing to intercept the umbrella slicing towards his chest. Upon the clashing of their respective weapons, sparks emanated from Masato’s blade before his left hand was jerked backwards from the force of Arthurs attack.

[**]Up next was a thrust from Arthur’s umbrella directed squarely at the Hollow just behind Masato’s hood. A “C” shaped shell rose from Masato’s Shoulder and hardened to block his neck and head.

[1] Noticing the palm in his face collecting energy, Masato reflexively swatted his blade in a rightward arc to force Arthur’s hand away, should he want to keep it attached.

[2] With the momentum of his blade persisting in a 270 degree spin, Masato controlled its handle between his ring, middle finger, and thumb to reverse his grip on the handle once again. Subsequently, his left leg slid forward as his entire right side turned backwards. He spun on his left foot axis to reposition himself behind Arthur. But in the process of the spinning, the blade would slash forward from left to right, and possibly through, Arthur’s torso.

[3] Now behind Arthur, the same momentum used to reposition himself carried Masato’s blade in a diagonal and upward cut across Arthur’s chest level.

WC: 250
ND: 2597 (7077 = 7152 - 75)
using the ND to defeat me instead of total from here on. 

ACTIONS

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[*] WON ClASH with blade, 95 vs 75, -75 ND
[**] FULL BLOCK with "Hardened Material", 158 vs 75, 83 reserved
[1-2-3] x3 ATTACKS with blade, [1] 178 strength, [2] 95 strength, [3] 95 strength

ABILITIES 

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1.  Katai Sozai (Hard Material): Masato Hardens the material of his coat for defense, in the form of shields.
PASSIVE: When Masato uses Katai Sozai to block an attack, if the attack is weaker than the Shield, any extra damage from the attack is stored and added to Masato's next Katai Sozai, Kōgu, or Kōtingu.
- Counts As Blocks With Shield And Do Not Cost ND.
- Shield Durability is based on Masato's Stamina. Hardened Material becomes unhardened after Blocking A Single Attack.

STATS

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POSSESSED MASATO
REIATSU: 109,000 (98,000 + 12,000)
ND: 8960 (7760 + 1200)
CLASS: TANK/BRUTE
STRENGTH/REI: 162 - 72
STAMINA: 146 +12
PERCEPTION: 127+12
SPEED: 127+12
REIRYOKU SPEED: 76
THROWING SPEED: 148

 

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Arthur’s attempt to get the Hollow’s interest seemed to be successful for now as he halted in his tracks. Furthermore, after the momentary rest it seemed that his opponent wouldn’t continue to be passive. Surely, he realised that Arthur would keep following him until he brought Masato back and killed the Hollow.

His first attack was met with Masato’s weapon as they clashed but that didn’t stop his offense as he continued through with his thrust attack. The Hollow must have realised now that he was aiming more and more for his neck and obviously, he was aware of his own weakness, so the possessed Masato didn’t take any risks and blocked the thrust.

It looked like his Gafu wouldn’t hit its mark either as before he could launch it at Masato’s face, he was met the purple blade but now was not the time to hesitate. He pulled back his hand quickly to prevent it from being cut off but then an instant later he rammed the Gafu against the side of the blade causing a burst of wind energy which caused many small cuts to his hand.

The Hollow then tried to get behind him while simultaneously attacking so Arthur swung his umbrella from the opposite direction as sparks came out once again from their weapons clashing. Despite this, he was not able to fully stop Masato’s momentum as he did get behind him, but Arthur followed him quickly by spinning on his left heel as well and intercepted the attack but due to bad positioning of his hand he was only able to slightly shift the attack as he was cut across his right shoulder.

For his counterattack, he repositioned the umbrella and made another thrust though this time it was aimed at Masato’s right side. Arthur would follow this this by brining his Fullbring back and then swinging it vertically for a blunt attack at his opponent’s right shoulder.

Word Count: 323

Actions:

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0. Lost Clash with Sumitaiho [-278 ND]

1+2. Lost Clash with umbrella [-390 ND]

3. Thrust at right side [75 Strength]

4. Blunt attack at right shoulder [75 Strength]

 

Abilities:

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Form Change: Arthur can change the form of his Umbrella between: Spear - Rifle - Shield. Changing form costs 1 attack move. Can only be done twice per post.

Shield Counts: 1. Arthur gains Shield Counts from Direct Hits/ Critical Hits/ Won Clashes. 6 maximum held. Using Shield Form costs 1 Shield Count.

Reiryoku Bonus from Spear Form: +2

Reiryoku Speed Bonus from Spear Form: +2

Ironclad Stacks: 6

 

Stats:

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Reiatsu: 87,000 + 4,000 = 91,000
Speed: 98 + 4 = 102
Stamina: 122 + 4 = 126
Perception: 94 + 4 = 98
Power: 95 + 4 = 99
Strength: 71 + 4 = 75
Reiryoku: 71 + 4 = 75
Throw Speed: 75
Reiryoku Speed: 75
Natural Defense: 6,960 + 600 - 2,990 = 4,570

 

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Though he managed to evade the blade and keep his left hand, Arthur was still eager to injure himself as he shot the Gafu blast directly towards Masato’s attack, hurting them both in the process.

The small explosion created from Arthurs left hand did little to stop Masato’s twirl, much less the circling purple weapon he held. thus Arthur's solution to Masato’s repositioning spin was one of his own to match. Upon successfully parrying what the Hollow threw at him, Arthur returned two attacks in rapid succession.

[*] the first was to Masato's right side. With a counter clockwise twist of his left wrist, Masato angled the tip of his blade downward and held the top side of his right forearm against the blunt edge of his blade to support his block. Arthur’s weapon was then raised high before slashing downwards to Masato’s right shoulder. [**] However, blocking the second attack in his current position wasn’t difficult as it only required a shift of his blades position from vertical to horizontal. The weight of the umbrella was felt upon the ground Masato stood as it cratered just beneath his two feet. However unlike the ground, Masato would not give in.

[1] Masato pushed against Arthur’s umbrella to free himself from that defensive position. He threw his blade in the air and lowered his center of gravity with a backwards twist of his torso and bending both knees. With both hands on the ground, his back (right) foot swept forward, aiming to kick Arthur’s right ankle with his heel, and knock him to the ground.

[2] Perfectly synced with the sweep was his tail, which swirled around the blade’s handle and cut straight downward across Arthur’s face.

WC: 285
ND: 2597 - 425 = 2,172‬

Actions

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Won Clashes, - 225 ND
[*,**] FULL BLOCKS with blade, -200 ND
[1] sweeping kick, 95 strength 
[2] vertical sword strike, 100 strength

 

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The two were locked in heated close combat as neither of them wanted to give way. The Hollow once again showed his stubbornness which was fine as long as his attention was on Arthur. His previous attacks were blocked, quite masterfully in fact, especially by someone who he did not expect to have elaborate sword experience.

Masato then repositioned himself and threw his sword into the air, which didn’t really surprise Arthur as he could turn his entire coat into whatever he wished. However, he doubted that was done just to distract him so it must have been preparation for an attack.

Before the blade fell though, he paid more attention to the body of his opponent as he lowered himself and sent out a sweep at his legs but at the same time his tail reached into the air so he connected the dots and knew that it was for the blade. Losing balance could cost him quite a lot so to counter the sweep Arthur kicked at Masato’s foot with his right. Though this prevented him from losing balance, the ground gave way from the force he put into his left leg as his base causing it to sink slightly.

Though as he knew that the sweep could not change course, before their feet met, he looked up at the blade to see it coming down on his face. He swung the umbrella into the air to intercept it and once again took advantage of its unique circular shape as the blade slid off the curve and carried on downwards but this time it would hit Masato’s foot.

Before his opponent fully got back to his feet, Arthur chose this as his time to strike as he swung down the umbrella vertically at Masato to make his raising himself more difficult. He followed this up by swinging his left arm in an arc as a wave of reiryoku came out aimed at Masato’s chest level which at this distance would be hard to avoid.

Word Count: 336

Actions:

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1. Lost clash against sweeping [-195 ND]

2. Lost Clash against blade [-200 ND]

3.  Downward attack at body [75 Strength]

4. Shibuki at chest [77 Reiryoku]

 

Abilities:

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Form Change: Arthur can change the form of his Umbrella between: Spear - Rifle - Shield. Changing form costs 1 attack move. Can only be done twice per post.

Shield Counts: 1. Arthur gains Shield Counts from Direct Hits/ Critical Hits/ Won Clashes. 6 maximum held. Using Shield Form costs 1 Shield Count.

Reiryoku Bonus from Spear Form: +2

Reiryoku Speed Bonus from Spear Form: +2

Gafu: Shibuki: By invoking the name of this technique and making a broad swing with their arm or leg, the Fullbringer concentrates their Reiryoku to form a single mid-range wave of element-less Reiryoku of a color of their choosing. (Max 80 Reiryoku)

Ironclad Stacks: 6

 

Stats:

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Reiatsu: 87,000 + 4,000 = 91,000
Speed: 98 + 4 = 102
Stamina: 122 + 4 = 126
Perception: 94 + 4 = 98
Power: 95 + 4 = 99
Strength: 71 + 4 = 75
Reiryoku: 71 + 4 = 75
Throw Speed: 75
Reiryoku Speed: 75
Natural Defense: 6,960 + 600 - 3,385 = 4,175

 

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A resounding thud was pronounced when Arthur’s right foot met Masato’s. The sweep was a failure as Arthur managed to stay standing, leaving Masato in an awkward and floored position. His sword strike didn’t have much success either, considering Arthur’s deflection resulted in Masato’s blade targeting his own leg. As embarrassing as cutting his own leg off might’ve been, not having his back to his opponent was a more pressing Matter in the Hollow’s mind, and with the control of his tail, the falling blade actually provided him an opportunity to take away the free leverage he gave Arthur with his exaggerated kick. Masato’s tail twisted his sword to angle its tip downward, causing it to pierce the ground and provide an anchor for what was to come next.

[*] With his hands, left foot, and his tail’s assistance, Masato pressed against the floor to raise his body with a counter clockwise horizontal spin. In the process, his right heel was pulled back closer to his chest, then release quickly in his ascension from the floor to clash into Arthur’s downward umbrella strike with a wheel kick.

[**] To balance himself, masato’s arms needed to be extended outward, leaving his chest open for a direct hit. Unfortunately for his opponent, the fortress that was Masato’s coat was designed to counter this very situation. As he turned his head to notice Arthurs Reiatsu attack, he hardened his coat to fully tank the hit.

[1-2] The left hand extended outward made grabbing his weapon the natural action in recovering from his kick. His grip was reversed when he pulled in from the ground and struck at Arthur’s neck with its hilt. Then swiftly, in the same of motion, he pulled his left hand inward, giving the blade an opportunity to slice the throat his hilt just crushed in two.

[3] For good measure, his tail pointed and thrusted towards Arthur’s abdomen, or hip, depending on how he handled Masato’s earlier attacks.

WC: 330
ND: 2172 - 405= 1770

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ACTIONS
-WON CLASHES, -150 ND
[*] WON CLASH with kick, (95 STR vs 75 STR) -75 ND
[**] FULL BLOCK with "Improvised Defense", (72 REI vs 77 REI) -177 ND
[1-2-3] ATTACKS with hilt, blade, and tail, 95 STR each

ABILITIES
-Improvised Defense (Passive): Masato can completely harden his entire coat or portions of it. Attacks done to the coat while it is hardened but not as a shield are counted as FULL BLOCKS[ 2/7 Uses per battle]

STATS
POSSESSED MASATO
REIATSU: 109,000 (98,000 + 12,000)
ND: 8960 (7760 + 1200)
CLASS: TANK/BRUTE
STRENGTH/REI: 162 - 72
STAMINA: 146 +12
PERCEPTION: 127+12
SPEED: 127+12
REIRYOKU SPEED: 76
THROWING SPEED: 148

 

 

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Since they have entered close combat only a few mere moments have passed. In these few moments, many actions were made which was a testament to both of their skills. The Hollow was quite in a predicament due to its current position but that didn’t stop it from once again showing a brilliant display of skills to escape it. Through the use of his reimaging free limbs Masato’s body was launched upwards as he countered Arthur’s attack and got back to his feet simultaneously.

However, due to this there was not much he could do to protect himself against Arthur’s Gafu. Though that only applied to his limbs as his coat did a well enough job of blocking attacks for him even when he was not physically able to.

His opponent then reclaimed the blade that was previously thrown and immediately used it to attack, this time with the hilt. In response, Arthur too pulled back his weapon and thrust it forward to intercept the attack as the two weapons clashed. To follow up Masato used the blade how it was supposed to be used and sent another attack with the sharp side. He repositioned himself from their previous clash and with a downward swing he intercepted this attack as well.

Blocking and clashing these attacks was definitely not easy on him and especially on his left hand which made a double handed grip slightly more difficult. This is why he had to put all his effort into every single action and couldn’t let down his guard for even a moment, especially against an opponent who had more ‘limbs’ than him.

The next attack came from the tail aimed at the centre of his abdomen, so he parried the attack to the right though his side was still cut in the process. To retaliate he swung the umbrella diagonally from Masato’s left shoulder to his right hip.

Word Count: 317

Actions:

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1+2+3. Lost clash [-585 ND]

4. Normal diagonal attack [75 Strength]

 

Abilities:

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Form Change: Arthur can change the form of his Umbrella between: Spear - Rifle - Shield. Changing form costs 1 attack move. Can only be done twice per post.

Shield Counts: 1. Arthur gains Shield Counts from Direct Hits/ Critical Hits/ Won Clashes. 6 maximum held. Using Shield Form costs 1 Shield Count.

Reiryoku Bonus from Spear Form: +2

Reiryoku Speed Bonus from Spear Form: +2

Ironclad Stacks: 6

 

Stats:

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Reiatsu: 87,000 + 4,000 = 91,000
Speed: 98 + 4 = 102
Stamina: 122 + 4 = 126
Perception: 94 + 4 = 98
Power: 95 + 4 = 99
Strength: 71 + 4 = 75
Reiryoku: 71 + 4 = 75
Throw Speed: 75
Reiryoku Speed: 75
Natural Defense: 6,960 + 600 - 3,970 = 3,590

 

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[*] Masato, stood straight and didn’t even flinch as he hardened his muscles and partially blocked Arthur's umbrella in its downward swing. The cut was shallow, but deep enough to draw blood, which quickly spattered outward, some most likely onto Arthur. He raised his chin too look down on Arthur while grinning, as he did, his coat sewed itself together in seconds.

[1] Masato raised his left knee, then quickly thrusted his upper body backwards to generate power for the forward kick he delivered to Arthur's stomach region (139 Speed). The movement of his leg was concentrated and the weight of it was especially heavy, as the hollow did wish to create some distance and extra time to mock Arthur. "Fuck outta here!" he taunted while lowering his leg, and pulling his purple blade back into Masato's coat.

[2] "hey hey, that's a pretty nice weapon, mind if I?" The Hollow inquired while gesturing to Masato's right hand before flinging it, causing a cyan umbrella to emerge from its sleeve. Catching the curve of its handle with Masato's middle finger, the hollow slowly swirled the umbrella before grabbing hold of its handle. "Spear form!" it gave its best impression of Arthur as Masato threw the umbrella towards Arthur. She umbrella soared and spun horizontally, but given how poor it's aerodynamics were, the speed and strength left much to be desired.

[3] "Tsk," the parasite sucked his teeth in disappointment. Masato's tail would zip forward and catch the umbrella's handle before whipping it around and sweeping for Arthur's left knee.

[4] Masato would then rush his fastest to Arthur's right while winding his left leg for a kick to his opponent's right.

WC: 280
ND: 1700-225-150= 1325 
1275 (corrected from based on ND corrections)

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Actions
won clashes, -225 Nd

[*] PARTIAL BLOCK, -150 ND
[1] ATTACK, kick to stomach, 120 (strength) / (139 speed)
[2] ATTACK, umbrella throw, 75 (strength) / 85 (speed)
[3] ATTACK, sweep with umbrella, 100 (strength)
[4] ATTACK, kick to right side, 100 (strength)

Stats
POSSESSED MASATO
REIATSU: 109,000 (98,000 + 12,000)
ND: 8960 (7760 + 1200)
CLASS: TANK/BRUTE
STRENGTH/REI: 162 - 72
STAMINA: 146 +12
PERCEPTION: 127+12
SPEED: 127+12
REIRYOKU SPEED: 76
THROWING SPEED: 148

 

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Arthur’s attack dug into Masato’s flesh as blood was drown though the attack didn’t do as much damage as it should have as Masato must have tensed his muscles to mitigate it. However, the Hollow didn’t seem to be particularly troubled by this as he simply grinned at him while the cyan coat fixed itself. He wished that his could do that so that he wouldn’t have to buy new clothes after every battle but unfortunately those weren’t sold anywhere.

His eyes were not able to perceive Masato’s next attack as he used his full speed and then Arthur felt a severe blow to the stomach as his breath was cut off and he involuntarily coughed up blood and bile in addition to being pushed back a distance.

He wiped his chin with his sleeve to get rid of the fluids once the coughing stopped and watched for Masato’s next movement. The Hollow decided to then copy his Myriad Manifestations Umbrella, but it was a poor replica as it was an ordinary umbrella. Masato’s Fullbring was based on his coat so he knew that he wouldn’t be able to recreate his own Fullbring. Furthermore, as a shapeshifting weapon it was impossible to copy all the intricacies by simply looking at it,’Do you want my autograph while you’re at it? Or are you simply going through your Chūnibyō phase?

The cyan replica was thrown at him, but he was able to deflect it with a single swing of the real thing, but the Hollow didn’t give up on it yet as he reached for it with his tail for a follow up attack. The sweep was at a low angle as it was aiming for his knee, so he pointed his umbrella downwards and swung it almost like a golf club to intercept the attack.

Arthur then saw his opponent running towards him as he prepared for a kick to his right side. He swung the umbrella to intercept it as even with Masato’s strength kicking metal would hurt him. However, due to the force of the attack his arm was pushed back towards his body as the umbrella met his face and he was forced to take a few steps back to prevent breaking any bones in his arm.

He took a step forward to compensate for the distance and then began swinging his umbrella horizontally from right to left but this was meant as a feint as in the middle of the action he repositioned his wrist and stabbed forward into Masato’s neck, where the Hollow was.

Word Count: 428

Actions:

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0. Direct hit to stomach [-480 ND, +1 Ironclad Stack]

1. Tied clash against throw [-100 ND]

2+3. Lost clash [-400 ND]

4. Stab at neck [75 Strength]

Abilities:

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Form Change: Arthur can change the form of his Umbrella between: Spear - Rifle - Shield. Changing form costs 1 attack move. Can only be done twice per post.

Shield Counts: 1. Arthur gains Shield Counts from Direct Hits/ Critical Hits/ Won Clashes. 6 maximum held. Using Shield Form costs 1 Shield Count.

Reiryoku Bonus from Spear Form: +2

Reiryoku Speed Bonus from Spear Form: +2 

Ironclad Stacks: 6>7

 

Stats:

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Reiatsu: 87,000 + 4,000 = 91,000
Speed: 98 + 4 = 102
Stamina: 122 + 4 = 126
Perception: 94 + 4 = 98
Power: 95 + 4 = 99
Strength: 71 + 4 = 75
Reiryoku: 71 + 4 = 75
Throw Speed: 75
Reiryoku Speed: 75
Natural Defense: 6,960 + 600 - 4,950 = 2,610

 

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The parasitic hollow kept his eye's on, and saw through Arthur's fake, as since the beginning of the fight, the umbrella wielding human never misjudged the distance between himself and Masato this badly. Despite knowing the attack lacked intent, its true purpose was still unknown. As such, rushing an action in panic could've done more harm than good. Rather, he stayed alert with his tail on standby, still holding an umbrella after recovering from Arthur's interception.

 As the slash of Arthur's umbrella was nearing its end on Masato's left, its owner quickly reversed its trajectory, causing its ferrule to quickly stab at the hollow behind the cyan hood. Though the attack came close, Masato's tail was fast enough to pull his umbrella between his neck and Arthur's weapon. The hollow would command Masato to lean forward before it spoke, "‘Chūnibyō phase’? There’s no delusion here. With this body I AM-" it paused as a burgundy burst of reiatsu erupted from Masato's body, "INDESTRUCTIBLE!" its voice vibrated through the roars of its host's fluctuating energy. [*] The umbrella made as a joke merged back into Masato's coat after he used it one last time to push Arthur's umbrella away. [1] With this short window of opportunity, he charged his right hand in a fist before turning his legs, then hips, and lastly shoulders to deliver a powerful punch towards Arthur's chest.

 [2] As he pulled his arm back, his left side shifted into the lead. Naturally he would use his closes hand to continue his offense, as he wrapped his hand behind Arthur's head and pulled it down while simultaneously bringing his right leg up, to knee Arthur square in the face.

 [3] While Masato's right foot recovered from the knee strike he delivered, he was already synchronizing its landing with another attack. Just as his right foot touched the ground, Masato turned his left foot inward and completed a 360 degree spin with his right foot trailing behind slightly, before its heels met Arthur's right ribs in a wheel kick.

WC: 340
ND: 1275 - 250 - 75 = 950 

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Actions
(last turn clashes), 100 (tied) + 150 (won)= -250
[*] CLASH(won) with umbrella (115 strength), -75 ND
[1] ATTACK with fist to chest (115 strength)
[2] ATTACK with knee to face (95 strength) (139 speed)
[3] ATTACK with wheel kick to ribs (115)

Stats
POSSESSED MASATO
REIATSU: 109,000 (98,000 + 12,000)
ND: 8960 (7760 + 1200)
CLASS: TANK/BRUTE
STRENGTH/REI: 162 - 72
STAMINA: 146 +12
PERCEPTION: 127+12
SPEED: 127+12
REIRYOKU SPEED: 76
THROWING SPEED: 148

 

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Arthur’s feint almost worked on the Hollow, but he still managed to block it in the last moment with his tail. He used this brief moment to answer Arthur’s previous statement and how incorrect he was but to Arthur that just proved his point even more,’That is exactly why you are deluded. Neither that body nor power belongs to you. You are simply a coward who can’t fight by himself.

After the burst of reiatsu dissipated, the Hollow made its next attack which was a punch to his chest. The thought of punching with his left hand came to his head but he decided that it was a bit too wounded to directly use it to counter this punch, so he once again relied on his Fullbring. He pulled back the umbrella and thrust it forward at the fist which resulted in the ferrule piercing through his skin and into his hand right between the middle and ring fingers.

Even while making the punch, Masato body didn’t stop moving as he prepared for his next move. Seeing that his opponent once again became a cyan blur he didn’t risk it and this time he steeled his body at the same instant he was not able to perceive his movements. A knee came into contact with his face but thanks to his ability he did not get injured nor did he feel any pain.

The next attack was also a kick, but this time the Hollow did a spin before attacking in order to give himself more momentum. Arthur swung his umbrella at the leg and a shockwave was created as their attacks collided though as the losing side he was also pushed back from the force.

Arthur could feel that very soon he would be reaching his limit as he felt his sweat in various parts of his paining body and his breathing was starting to become more strained with every attack he had to deal with. As he was out of attacking range, he had to get closer, but he thought about his actions more carefully and started running towards Masato.

However, just before he was in range his body lowered itself as he slid across the ground while simultaneously swinging the umbrella at his opponent’s calves. The slide put him just behind Masato so Arthur deflected himself off the ground and with a small leap stabbed forward at the centre of Masato’s back.

Word Count: 405

Actions:

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0. Lost clash against tail [-215 ND]

1. Lost clash against punch [-215 ND]

2. Use of Ironclad to block knee

3. Lost clash against wheel kick [-215 ND]

4. Slide attack at calves [75 Strength]

5. Stab attack at back [75 Strength]

 

Abilities:

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Form Change: Arthur can change the form of his Umbrella between: Spear - Rifle - Shield. Changing form costs 1 attack move. Can only be done twice per post.

Shield Counts: 1. Arthur gains Shield Counts from Direct Hits/ Critical Hits/ Won Clashes. 6 maximum held. Using Shield Form costs 1 Shield Count.

Reiryoku Bonus from Spear Form: +2

Reiryoku Speed Bonus from Spear Form: +2 

Ironclad Stacks: 7>3

 

Stats:

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Reiatsu: 87,000 + 4,000 = 91,000
Speed: 98 + 4 = 102
Stamina: 122 + 4 = 126
Perception: 94 + 4 = 98
Power: 95 + 4 = 99
Strength: 71 + 4 = 75
Reiryoku: 71 + 4 = 75
Throw Speed: 75
Reiryoku Speed: 75
Natural Defense: 6,960 + 600 - 5,595 = 1,965

 

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[*] Seeing as Arthur approached and dropped to the floor sliding, the Hollow hardened the lower portions of Masato's coat to block whatever attacks his opponent made.
The hits to Masato's calves, while not painful, still managed to break his balance, which was a great cause for concern to the parasite. Its vessel was barely injured and still full of energy, and yet, it didn’t have access to it. On the contrary, the longer the fight proceeded, the more uncertain the hollow became of his dominion over Masato's body.
[**} A slight panic befell the hollow as it quickly twisted Masato's right arm backward, aiming to strike Arthur with backhanded punch. The back of his fist would instead slam into the side of his umbrella, knocking it aside to avoid getting tabbed into the back.
[1] The hollow would follow up with a 360 degree horizontal whip of Masato’s tail to force Arthur away.

“You having the luxury to sweat the semantics shows just how privileged and ungrateful you are to world you live in. For a hollow like me, born with this frail and useless body, in a merciless world with no support, or inherent strength to rely on, borrowing the strength of others is my only way to survive. I chose to flee that realm of savages and come here, but in your supposedly civil society, the treatment I’ve received is worse. Extorted and double crossed by that orange haired bitch! But things are different now that I have this body. I’m returning to Hueco Mundo and killing the ‘number 1’ and any of his lapdogs that get in my way. So leave me alone!”

[2-3] Masato winded his bent arms back before punching them one after the other. Suddenly, two large cyan arms emerged from the scapula area of his coat and quickly stretched outwards in Arthur’s direction. The collective force of the attacks produced shockwaves that kicked up debris and dead leaves from the ground.  

WC: 330
ND: 950 - 255 - 175 - 75 = 445‬

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Actions
Last turn: x3 Won Clashes, -225 ND
[*] Full Block: -175 ND
[**] Won Clash: -75 ND
[1] Attack Tail Whip: 162
[2-3] x2 Punches: 162 Strength, speed 139 each

Abilities
-Improvised Defense (Passive): Masato can completely harden his entire coat or portions of it. Attacks done to the coat while it is hardened but not as a shield are counted as FULL BLOCKS[ 2/7 Uses per battle]
2. Kōgu (cutting tool): Masato hardens the material of his coat in the shape of various weapons.

Stats
POSSESSED MASATO
REIATSU: 109,000 (98,000 + 12,000)
ND: 8960 (7760 + 1200)
CLASS: TANK/BRUTE
STRENGTH/REI: 162 - 72
STAMINA: 146 +12
PERCEPTION: 127+12
SPEED: 127+12
REIRYOKU SPEED: 76
THROWING SPEED: 148

 

 

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While his slide didn’t really surprise his opponent as Masato hardened his legs with the coat before his attack came, but the interesting thing was that despite blocking the attack his balance was affected. This only showed that the Hollow’s control was nearing its end which means Arthur’s pain and efforts have paid off.

However, this didn’t mean that all fighting desire left the Hollow as Masato’s body twisted and a punch intercepted his stab attack knocking it off course. This was followed up with a strike from the tail for which he didn’t manage to reposition his umbrella in time causing it to hit him in the stomach, cutting off his breath and pushing him back simultaneously.

The Hollow used this short break to answer his previous statement and Arthur listened to what he had to say. He wasn’t one to dismiss another’s point of view just because they were a Hollow or any other race. Honestly, the parasite did have a point,’I’ll agree with you that the world is cruel no matter where you go. Unfortunately, that’s the way it is. However, in my Human world you wanted to go the park to feed on innocent people. That makes you a threat and it’s not something I can allow.

As for the rest, Arthur didn’t really know who he was referring to though for number 1 the safest assumption was whoever was Hueco Mundo’s leader. Their chat came to an end as Masato readied his body for the next attack as two cyan arms came out of his coat and both of them came at him to punch him. Arthur opened up the umbrella into shield form as Masato once again used a speed that he was not able to perceive which limited his defensive options. He hardened his body to tank the first attack while the second attack with came just a moment after which pushed back his arm and his whole body back even more.

He reverted the shield back into the umbrella form and gathered wind energy in his left hand for another Gafu which he fired right at Masato’s face. The intention was mostly to block his sight, but he was certain that it still wouldn’t kill Masato even if it hit. As soon as the Gafu was dealt with, in the same instant Arthur would use Bringer Light to close the distance that had accumulated between the two and would stab forward at the Hollow on the neck in hopes of finishing this.

Word Count: 420

Actions:

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0. Lost clash [-262 ND]

0. Direct hit from tail [-648 ND, +1 Ironclad stack]

1. Changed forms to shield

1. Ironclad to block the attack

1. Unsuccessful block with shield [-200 ND]

2. Changed form to umbrella

3. Sumitaiho to the face [77 Reiryoku]

4. Stab to the neck [75 Strength]

 

Abilities:

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Form Change: Arthur can change the form of his Umbrella between: Spear - Rifle - Shield. Changing form costs 1 attack move. Can only be done twice per post.

Shield Counts: 1>0. Arthur gains Shield Counts from Direct Hits/ Critical Hits/ Won Clashes. 6 maximum held. Using Shield Form costs 1 Shield Count.

Reiryoku Bonus from Spear Form: +2

Reiryoku Speed Bonus from Spear Form: +2 

Gafu: Sumitaiho: A Poriputiku Technique which creates an elemental projectile blast in the form of a ball or a beam by invoking the name of this technique. This technique can be formed with any of the four basic elements of the Fullbringer's choosing, by any Fullbringer as long as that element is present nearby. [Offensive] [Max 80 Reiryoku | 100 for Reiryoku Specialist]

Ironclad Stacks: 3>4>0 No more uses

 

Stats:

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Reiatsu: 87,000 + 4,000 = 91,000
Speed: 98 + 4 = 102
Stamina: 122 + 4 = 126
Perception: 94 + 4 = 98
Power: 95 + 4 = 99
Strength: 71 + 4 = 75
Reiryoku: 71 + 4 = 75
Throw Speed: 75
Reiryoku Speed: 75
Natural Defense: 6,960 + 600 - 6,705 = 865

 

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“You’re too judgmental to understand.” The hollow murmured lowly as it observed Arthur’s attempts at blocking following the change in form of his umbrella. Every attack served its purpose of staving off Arthur so it could reclaim the amount of control it had at the start of their fight. Unfortunately, his efforts were futile and Arthur refused to give it more time, as he charged his left hand with the energy from the atmosphere before shooting a wind based gafu blast at Masato’s face.

[*] The hollow raised the cyan hands it created before above his head and clasped their fingers before striking downward on Arthur’s projectile.

Just as the wind shot was handled, the umbrella wielding Fullbringer would suddenly appear before Masato, thrusting the ferrule of his weapon towards his neck, where the hollow resided.

[**] With little warning, it was forced to block the attack with Masato’s bear arms, as he curled them upwards, protecting himself and the hollow in the process.

[1-2]the piercing of the umbrella into his left forearm was excruciatingly painful, compelling the to roar defiantly as Masato’s left cyan hand reached for Arthur’s right foot, and the right cyan swung upwards in hopes of upper cutting Arthur.

WC: 200
ND: 445-77-150= 218

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Actions
[*] Won Clash, -77 ND
[**] Partial block, - 150 ND
[1] Bind, 150 value
[2] Attack, 100 strength

 

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As their battle reached its final stage, any of their attacks could prove to be the last one. Both of them were becoming more desperate by the second as their strengths waned. Arthur’s Gafu attack didn’t work as well as he wanted as Masato simply destroyed it with his cyan arms, but because of that he was unable to fully block the next attack, so it was not wasted.

The ferrule of his umbrella pierced into his opponent’s hand though there was no sign of the Hollow coming out. This meant that the battle was not over yet. He braced himself for the coming offense, but this time the Hollow seemed to copy Arthur in his approach from the fact that he went for the legs first. The cyan arm gripped onto his right foot and though it didn’t break any of his bones, it did restrict his movement which was something that he relied on a lot.

The actual attack was from Masato’s right cyan arm which came from below in the form of an uppercut. Arthur swung his umbrella at the outside of the fist in order to redirect it and twisted his body as much as he could in the grip of the arm. The force of the swing still caught him though as it made a cut on his right cheek causing blood to drip down his face.

He then swung horizontally at the cyan arm holding his leg which caused its grip to weaken but not remove it. His attack managed to cut halfway through the wrist, so he finished it off with a downward stab as the hand was severed from the rest of the arm causing it to soften back to normal thread and giving him freedom over his leg. This time he was confident that he could finally put an end to this fight as Arthur once again stabbed at the Hollow.

Word Count: 320

Actions:

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0. Lost clash [-250 ND]

1. Lost clash against uppercut [-200 ND]

2+3. Breaking binding

4. Stab at neck [75 Strength]

 

Abilities:

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Form Change: Arthur can change the form of his Umbrella between: Spear - Rifle - Shield. Changing form costs 1 attack move. Can only be done twice per post.

Shield Counts: 0. Arthur gains Shield Counts from Direct Hits/ Critical Hits/ Won Clashes. 6 maximum held. Using Shield Form costs 1 Shield Count.

Reiryoku Bonus from Spear Form: +2

Reiryoku Speed Bonus from Spear Form: +2 

 

Stats:

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Reiatsu: 87,000 + 4,000 = 91,000
Speed: 98 + 4 = 102
Stamina: 122 + 4 = 126
Perception: 94 + 4 = 98
Power: 95 + 4 = 99
Strength: 71 + 4 = 75
Reiryoku: 71 + 4 = 75
Throw Speed: 75
Reiryoku Speed: 75
Natural Defense: 6,960 + 600 - 7,155 = 415

 

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The Hollow had already planned how to proceed after grabbing Arthur’s leg. (Time to abandon ship.) He decided since Masato sustained his first serious injury in his fight against their umbrella wielding opponent. As a vessel, Masato was one of a kind, and would’ve altered his life for the better. No longer would he be a bottom feeder, ass-kissing and begging to keep his own head. Masato’s strength was this pathetic hollow’s final beckon of hope, and like everyone else in his life, Masato rejected him; perpetually denying the hollow access to his full capabilities, even act the cost of both of their well beings. (Its fine, if I can lock this umbrella guy down, I should have enough time to run.) He thought as the cyan fingers of Masato’s coat successfully entrapped Arthur. The uppercut was a contingency in case the Fullbringer had any last tricks up his sleeves. Next he would turn around and detach himself from Masato, whose hood and body would provide enough cover to hide and flee under the bed of dead leaves, which covered this wood’s ground.

But, in battle, nothing goes as planned.

The interception of his uppercut was expected, but how quickly Arthur broke free from his grip wasn’t. (He can still move this fast with those injuries?!) The hollow thought as strands and ribbons shredded from Masato's coat where Arthur cut it. (Doesn’t matter, I can still turn around and-) Before he could finish the thought, he noticed a sudden stiffness in Masato’s body, signifying that his regaining of control was imminent. The parasite didn’t try much to break the paralysis, seeing it as too stiff to waste time on. (Shit!) The back of the hollow’s head pressed against the hard as steel interior of the coat; what once protected him from harm, now caged him in, actively participating in his demise. But there was a final option to explore, perhaps the only one left that would assure his safety from a certain Umbrella ferrule; moving from his current position, to behind Masato’s neck.

Blood spattered within the confines of Masato’s coat as Arthur’s attack successfully reached its target. The hollow hacked blood onto the metal that punctured his center mass. He hadn’t any arms or legs to block, so using his body, the worm-like parasite stood between Masato’s neck and Arthur’s weapon. “D-damn. I guess this is it. It was fun while it lasted… right?”

Masato glared in the direction of the hollow still tucked in his coats hood. Accompanying him, was the head of a beast attached to his coat, which looped above his right shoulder to stop the momentum of Arthur’s piercing strike. “No. it wasn’t.”

Wc: 445

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This time the battle truly had come to an end. Even before his final strike, Arthur could feel the Hollow reiatsu instantly weaken and he saw the crux of the problem emerge from Masato’s neck. It was planning on escaping through the hood of the coat and he didn’t know if he could make it in time. After all the effort he put in the fight, he certainly didn’t want this little parasite to get away from them now.

Luckily, Masato seemed to be getting control of his body just as quickly as the Hollow couldn’t pass through the hood, most likely due to the hardening of it. There really was no escape for it now. The ferrule of the umbrella successfully pierced the Hollow. He pulled out the umbrella from the hood and kept his arm stretched out while pointing it away from both Masato and himself, just in case it tried to possess either of them again.

The Hollow impaled on the ferrule was really tiny, with no arms or legs, it was simply a little worm,’Something so tiny caused so much trouble,’ he thought. He now understood what the Hollow told him about its body and felt bad for him. None of the strength that he previously displayed remained. It was just an ordinary Hollow. Still, the Hollow would have seriously killed him if he could so Arthur would show no mercy,’Number 1 and orange haired woman. I want names.

If the Hollow was associated with other dangerous Hollows, then his death might bring them more trouble in the future which is why he wanted any useful intel. If the Hollow didn’t answer, Arthur would contemplate shaking the umbrella up and down until he spilled the beans but decided against doing so. Despite the fact that he was a Hollow, the Fullbringer didn’t want to torment a sentient being. Furthermore, he didn’t want to become one of those monsters that the Hollow mentioned.

On the possibility that the Hollow answered, Arthur would listen and then let Masato ask his questions. Ultimately, with answers or not he would end the Hollow’s life. He thrust the umbrella forward causing the parasite to be separated from the ferrule and then with a horizontal swing he cut it in half. With the Hollow gone, Arthur undid his Fullbring and sat down on the ground as he lost his balance. He let out a sigh,’Man, I’m tired. You owe me new clothes,’ he said the last part as he faced Masato.

Word Count: 419

Achievements obtained:

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#03 [LEARNING THE ROPES (1): Use your 'First Release' in a battle against another Role-Player.

#09 [INITIATION (1): Complete your first PVP battle or battle against a P-Controlled NPC.

#18 [NOT EVEN CLOSE, BABY (3): Win a battle against another Role-Player or P-Controlled NPC where you have less than 1500 ND.

#AW2 [Rash pls] (2) : Use Myriad Manifestations Umbrella in normal form for 5 turns

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Progress:

#23 [THAT'S CLASSY (2): Successfully Use Your Primary/Secondary Class Perks 10 Times. Over the course of multiple battles. 3/10

#25 [BATTLE-HARDENED (4): Participate in 10 Battles against other Role-Players or P-Controlled NPCs. 1/10

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Arthur demanded two names from the hollow while still pressing the tip of his umbrella against it. Though the questions were not directed to him, Masato still thought of the descriptions his ally used and wondered if he could've possibly knew one of them. "Number 1" was too vague for him to give much thought, but Orange hair... Arthur withdrew his umbrella from the hollows body, giving it a chance to answer. Masato would listen intently to all that the parasite had to say, as it did risk its life for him. Furthermore, of the only two humans with orange hair, Masato had a good reason to suspect one of them.

"Number one-" The hollow's coughs of blood would interrupt before it continued, "The Primera Espada Tsukishima Higurashi, with all the havoc he's been making... I am surprised you haven’t heard of him."
Masato was tired of getting blood on his coat, as such he created cyan bandages and wrapped them around the parasite as he asked for some elaboration. "What is his goal, and where do you come in the mix?"
"I don't know what he wants exactly, but whatever it is, he's turning this world into hell to get it. I came here because under his leadership, Hueco Mundo was becoming more shitier than it already was. For 8 months, life in Karakura was easy. But everything changed during Halloween, when hollows suddenly flooded my hide out spots."
(The increased Shinigami presence for the night of the wailing might be to blame for that) Masato hypothesized to himself before addressing the Hollow.
"And this is when I get involved. Azami, the women dressed as a maid, spared your life that night. But you've done something to make her regret her decision. What did you do?"
"..." The turned silent as panic engulfed his face.
"Now's not the time to keep secrets." Masato's glare turned harsh as the bandages around the Hollow tightened.
"I stole something from her, BUT I WAS FORCED TO, I DID'NT HAVE A CHOICE!" The Hollow confessed passionately.
"Azami wants you dead badly.So whatever you stole, must have been important. what was it?"
"Her pa... pa... I stole her panties." The hollow admitted lowly, though the presence of guilt or shame was missing from its tone.

Masato squinched as he pitched the bridge of his nose with his right index and thumb fingers before making, what he assumed to be, the final connection in this puzzle of degeneracy. "This orange haired... woman, she wears large round glasses, quite short, and has a pretty squeaky voice?"
The hollowed pondered briefly before confirming Masato's suspicions. "... It’s more nasally, but yeah that's her! After she threatened to kill me, I tried to hide, but she has eyes everywhere.”
Masato would now address Arthur. The truth of their mission and current predicament was more humiliating to for himself, but after all he’d been through and invested, Arthur deserved the full truth. “I think I have the full picture of what’s going on. So I’ll fill you in if you’re still confused.”

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Arthur listened as the Hollow answered his questions so for now, he decided against killing him until the conversation would be finished. The parasite informed them that ‘number one’ referred to as the Primera Espada which he knew to be organisation of elite Arrancars in Hueco Mundo and this number suggested that the person had a lot of authority which he surmised by himself,’What does he look like?

Despite the given name and the description of being a bigshot, Arthur couldn’t have said that he had heard of this Tsukishima Higurashi. None of the Hollows he had encountered ever mentioned him or the Espada, so they probably weren’t related to him. Masato then followed up by questioning the goals of the Primera which the Hollow didn’t know but informed them that it was not good. From the sound of it, with his scope perhaps the Human world would be affected in the future too.

As for who the orange haired woman was, to his surprise it was Masato who knew her, and he asked what the Hollow did to cause this. Even though he answered their previous questions, this one he hesitated to tell them. The parasite finally squeezed out that he stole pants of this Azami women which made Arthur glare at the Hollow. Any sympathy he had for the Hollow went out the window. All of this… He could have died… All for a pair of stolen pants!

This time he showed no remorse as he shook the umbrella up and down for a few moments,’You don’t even have hands! How’d you do it? Anyways, what did you do with them?’ Masato and the Hollow made sure they were on the same page which enlightened the Fullbringer who seemed to have a complete understanding now,’Would be nice. What do you want to do with him?

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Masato wasn't particularly interested in the details of his teacher's panties, nor how the hollow managed to carry them. But as he did promise his partner answers, he elected to give the parasite the opportunity to reply to Arthur's perverted questions.

"They were a black lingerie panties, not pants, and I wore them on my head until I made it to the orange haired girl. She never gave me a name. I thought I was trading them for my life and freedom, but she tried to kill me once I made the drop off, at Karakura high of all places."

Masato cringed out how distastefully relaxed the hollow had become with regards to the shameful pantie theft it engaged in. "You're too carefree for a hollow trying to persuade us not to kill you."

The hollows expression turned straight and serious. It would close its eyes and ponder briefly before brandishing a slight smirk while gazing towards the leafy ground and replying to Masato's remark. "There are 2 types of hollows that I know of. Those that try to survive at all cost; and those that make the most of the limited time they have before eaten by their peers, or slain by a Shinigami. Throughout my entire existence, up to that Halloween night I spent with Azami and that little girl, I lived to survive. But I'm tired of it. I've begged for my existence enough..." some tears would swell from the corners of the hollows eyes as it paused. *sniff* "If I have to do it again... after all I've risked to change, then what was the point of it all?!" Its face sharpened with determination as the flow of tears stopped. "Do what you have to do. I've lived my last moments to their fullest. Just tell Azami, I'm sorry I betrayed her trust!"

"What do you want to do with him?"

It was now Masato's time to silently ponder, but his answer would come much quicker, and less dramatic. "I don't buy that all of this happened for a pair of panties. Azami has the kind of temper to issue your death for something this petty. But Shizuka is too apathetic towards... anything that isn't peeping on kids, to spend the amount effort she did finding you. I also don't believe you're giving us the full story. I encountered hollows nearby that seemed just as eager to find you as I was. Wanna tell us about that?"

The hollow's eyes shot open with surprise, but his lips remained sealed. "..."

Masato would look down at the hollow with a mischievous smirk. "I thought so. If I were you, I would pray that whoever's secret you’re still keeping is worth it; for both our sakes.”
He would then turn towards his next intended location before addressing Arthur. “I’m going to pay one of my employees a visit. You’re welcome to accompany me. I can tend to your wounds on our way.”

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The Hollow answered his questions which showed little guilt in their wording. In some respects, this little guy was very similar to a Human, Arthur thought. Masato then scolded the Hollow for being so carefree even though they could still kill him at any moment. However, just like the conversation Arthur had with the parasite during the battle, he pointed out that he had enough of begging for his life. He would accept whatever fate that they decided.

Upon his question, Masato deduced that there was still a missing plot that the parasite didn’t tell them about based on the knowledge of his friends and his encounters. Hitting right on the mark, the Hollow kept his right of silence which meant that their work was not yet done. As this matter was more personal for Masato, Arthur’s presence was probably not required or needed which is why the Fullbringer asked him if he wanted to come along.

Since he decided to spare the Hollow, he would need a reason to justify it to Duality as it was going against his mission. Naturally, this meant that he had to know the full story behind this little nuisance,’Yea, I’ve started it so I have to see it through to the end.’ However, he didn’t want to be walking around with the Hollow impaled on his umbrella and neither did he trust it to sit on his shoulder without getting any funny ideas.

He looked around for any solutions and saw an empty takeaway box not too far off from them. Given that it was light it was most probably brought here by the wind from wherever someone decided to leave it. It wasn’t the most durable container but it looked like the Hollow lost his fighting will so they simply had to prevent him from running. Arthur went up to the empty box and detached the parasite from the ferrule and closed the box,’No complaints. I may not be killing you, but it doesn’t mean that I’m happy about my wounds. Just remember I can always shake the box nice and good.’ Finally, he undid his Fullbring and was ready to follow Masato with the box in hand.

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