(Duel - Round 2 Day 25 EA) Kazusa 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 2 Day 25 EA) Kazusa vs. Karasu

Postby Kakita Karasu » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:43 pm

Karasu takes his place in the ring. Looking at the Soshi. The one that knocked Michio from the competition. Not a threat to be taken lightly.
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Re: (Duel - Round 2 Day 25 EA) Kazusa vs. Karasu

Postby Soshi Kazusa » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:05 pm

Kazusa enters the ring and bows to her opponent.

Well, time to go 1-2 with a Kakita.

"Do your best", she advised with a nod, then dropped into her stance, finding this whole assessment thing to be getting interesting the more she does it.

The Soshi is still fairly solid, despite the effort Michio took to best.
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Re: (Duel - Round 2 Day 25 EA) Kazusa vs. Karasu

Postby Kakita Karasu » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:44 pm

Karasu bows in return.

Two duels against the same person in just a few weeks. This will be interesting.

"Hai." He takes his stance.

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She hasn't lost a step.
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Re: (Duel - Round 2 Day 25 EA) Kazusa vs. Karasu

Postby Soshi Kazusa » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:44 pm

As is usual with Karasu, they seem to be at an push, a crossroads that reads nothing. Kazusa cursed inwardly. Why like this with the Crane, every time? It was frustrating. She felt her hand twitch in anticipation.

No...this is wrong. You aren't centered at all.

Karasu looked calm, prepared. Very Crane. The Soshi had beaten him once, when he was off and fatigued. There was nothing at stake here, and though she had learned much since their duel, experience told her this wasn't her tournament to take.

She stood up straight, hand moving away from her blade.

"Kakita-san, a superb match", she bowed to him.
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Re: (Duel - Round 2 Day 25 EA) Kazusa vs. Karasu

Postby Kakita Karasu » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:17 pm

Karasu's stance deepens. His breath is slow and deep.

This feels good. This is why I do this. I feel connected. The energy of the universe flowing around me and through me. This is....Wait! What?!

Karasu brings his hand away from his sword and stands up straight.

"Hai, arigato. You are skilled as well." He says with a bow. He was Not expecting this.
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Re: (Duel - Round 2 Day 25 EA) Kazusa vs. Karasu

Postby Soshi Kazusa » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:48 pm

The Soshi bowed to the judges, then just as low to her opponent.

"If I cannot offer you my best, I would shame us both", she says. "Please accept my apologies. Good luck in your next match, Kakita-san."
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Re: (Duel - Round 2 Day 25 EA) Kazusa vs. Karasu

Postby Kakita Karasu » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:51 pm

"Hai, arigato. Fourtunes guide you."

Karasu returns her bow and then bows low to the judges.

When dismissed he will return to the side. Ready for the final round.

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