(Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA) Yamada vs. Karasu

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) Yamada vs. Karasu

Postby Kakita Karasu » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:15 pm

Karasu goes through the ritual and turns to face the Utaku. He bows in respect to his friend.
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Re: (Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA) Yamada vs. Karasu

Postby Utaku Yamada » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:43 am

Yamada bows in return.

Hopefully I can do this without making myself looking like a complete fool in front of everyone.
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Re: (Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA) Yamada vs. Karasu

Postby Kakita Karasu » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:50 am

Karasu takes the traditional Kakita stance. Yamada has become familiar with this stance and the way Karasu begins his kata, the Empire rests on it's edge. He clearly sees that Yamada is most definitely a battle maiden and one to be respected. On the field of battle she would run you down like a juggernaut.

Iai tourney: duel 1 vs Yamada Assesment: 8d10r1o10k3+5 31
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Re: (Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA) Yamada vs. Karasu

Postby Utaku Yamada » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:52 am

Yamada enters the centre stance. Letting calmness, stillness reign.

Assessment 24
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Re: (Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA) Yamada vs. Karasu

Postby Utaku Yamada » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:58 am

Not moving, not thinking, Yamada draws in focus. Ready to strike, ready to act.

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Re: (Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA) Yamada vs. Karasu

Postby Kakita Karasu » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:07 am

Yamada-San. You are a force on the battle field. But this is what I have trained for.

Karasu takes a breath. It seems to stretch off into eternity. His focus is crystal clear.

Duel 1 vs Yamada Focus - Crane 1/3 - Kata - center Stance - Free Raise: 10d10r1o10k6+17 67
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Re: (Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA) Yamada vs. Karasu

Postby Utaku Yamada » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:09 am

She knew it wasn't enough, Yamada is ready for what comes.
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Re: (Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA) Yamada vs. Karasu

Postby Kakita Karasu » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:32 am

Kenichi has instructed you well. It's good. But not good enough

Karasu sees the opening. It's plain as day to him.

But you are a friend. Nothing maiming.

6 raises to reduce TN to 0
Duel 1 vs Yamada Strike- Crane - kata - center Stance - 7 free raises: 10d10o10k5+12 43

The strike lands as a simple cut on the back of her hand. More like a bleeding papercut then a sword slash.

Duel 1 Yamada strike: 7d10o10l2+5 9
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Re: (Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA) Yamada vs. Karasu

Postby Utaku Yamada » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:38 am

Yamada's other hand instantly clutched at the cut. She was a little annoyed at Karasu holding back, Kazusa would not be as nice.

She bowed, still holding her hand, to concede his victory.
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Re: (Duel - Round 1 Day 25 EA) Yamada vs. Karasu

Postby Kakita Karasu » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:42 am

Karasu holds his blade out to be cleansed. Afterward he sheaths it and faces the Unicorn.

Karasu bows low. "It was a good match. Thank you very much for the honor."

Karasu makes sure that Yamada gets bandaged up and returns to his fellow competitors.
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