[Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA] Yamase Vs Yukari

A series of tatami floored rooms ring the dojo. At any given time, wooden and bamboo practice swords can be heard clacking or the sensei lecturing students. Peculiarly enough, compared to most dojo, these sensei speak with more questions than orders. Here, one corner of the ground floor has been reserved for guests to practice their own martial arts. At the center, a larger tatami floor spreads against a short conclave of bleachers. The east wall is occupied by a trio of shrines to Mirumoto, Shinsei and Togashi. A single stone at the base marks the grave of Mirumoto Hojatsu. Akin to the shrine in the village, a banner hangs with the words "Neither Will I."
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[Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA] Yamase Vs Yukari

Postby Yasuki Yamase » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:01 pm

Clanking forward, Yamase adjusts her kabuto, putting it on to prevent an opponent from putting sword to face, as it were.

She knew the Daigotsu was practical enough to take advantage of such a weakness, and wouldn't hold it against her, but no reason to do so when she could just wear Kabuto and mempo.

Finding her space, she waits to bow until Yukari was ready.
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Re: [Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA] Yamase Vs Yukari

Postby Daigotsu Yukari » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:09 pm

Yukari stepped into position, surveying her opponent.

Let's see... inner arms seem the best bet.

She favored the Yasuki with a reasonably friendly smile.

No one who had entered the competition was less than competent, which the Spider found deeply gratifying. Any victory here would be earned.
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Re: [Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA] Yamase Vs Yukari

Postby Yasuki Yamase » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:20 pm

Yamase bows, and then falls into her stance; hand just over the hilt of her blade. It was not the way of the Crab to give gifts, after all...such things were for the Crane.

Her eyes narrow a moment, reading Yukari's stance.
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Postby Daigotsu Yukari » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:26 pm

Yukari returned the bow, shifting into her stance- a curious blend of Spider, Phoenix, and Dragon, if one knew where to look, with some unplaceable ronin elements.

She sized the Crab up with a keen eye.
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Postby Yasuki Yamase » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:33 pm

The clanking of her armor stills into silence for the first moment in awhile as Yamase waits for the proper moment, seeking to not be drawn into the Spider's web.
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Re: [Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA] Yamase Vs Yukari

Postby Daigotsu Yukari » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:42 pm

Yukari exhaled, letting a killing stillness fall over her.

She felt more alive than she had since Court began.
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Re: [Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA] Yamase Vs Yukari

Postby Yasuki Yamase » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:56 pm

Yamase shifts, moving to draw her blade while accepting that her opponent is faster, as is her school's teaching.

But can she be accurate enough to strike past her shell?

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Re: [Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA] Yamase Vs Yukari

Postby Daigotsu Yukari » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:56 pm

Yukari's blade swept out in a perfect cutting arc, neatly nicking Yamase where the armor plates met.

She held her blade out to be purified, while regarding the Crab with frank admiration.

"A formidable defense, Yasuki-sama."
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Re: [Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA] Yamase Vs Yukari

Postby Yasuki Yamase » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:03 pm

She bows, acknowledging the hit, as she clicks her blade back into its saya.

"Thank you, Daigotsu-sama. I do not often duel to first hit; the Crab duelists focus on when an insult is grave enough to demand an eta's attention. Your skill is quite high; I expect you will have many seeking to challenge you or learn from you in the future, depending on their method of learning."
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Re: [Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA] Yamase Vs Yukari

Postby Daigotsu Yukari » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:06 pm

"And you can be sure I will advise them of the value of a solid defense. "

She bowed again.

"You are the first Crab I have dueled. I thank you for the education."
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