[Day 27 LA] The Day Before (private)

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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Re: [Day 27 LA] The Day Before (private)

Postby Shiba Michio » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:45 pm

Michio takes up his empty stance, mind body and spirit balanced between Heaven and Earth.

[OOC: Kata: Balance the Elements. Initiative: 66 , Assessment: 44 ]
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Re: [Day 27 LA] The Day Before (private)

Postby Shiba Michio » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:53 pm

Seeing few flaws, Michio allows himself to focus on Yamada, on the structure of her stance, the improvements she's made.

[OOC: Focus 72 - and nicely done on the Assess!]
Shiba Swordsman - Sensei of the Black Hand - Day 30: Obsidian Oracle - Bearer of the Obsidian Hand
"This is a start."

Wearing a band of old cloth (the sling of the yojimbo of the first lord of the Suzume) around his wrist.

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Re: [Day 27 LA] The Day Before (private)

Postby Utaku Yamada » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:06 pm

If Yamada was surprised by what she found out about Michio, she didn't show it. She stayed in her stance, ready to strike.

Still as the air, then a flash of lightning.

[OOC: Focus 56 with free raise]
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Re: [Day 27 LA] The Day Before (private)

Postby Shiba Michio » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:26 pm

Michio draws and strikes, straight down. Kenichi and Kenichi have seen this strike before, in Michio's sparring with Kazusa - waza three, a cut down the center line backed with the intent and will required to cut the opponent's hara, knocking them to their knees for the finishing blow.

[OOC - 3 Free Raises, 1 to reduce TN (to 20?), 2 for Knockdown. Strike: 25 Knockdown: 17 Damage: Withheld until strike connects...or not.)
Shiba Swordsman - Sensei of the Black Hand - Day 30: Obsidian Oracle - Bearer of the Obsidian Hand
"This is a start."

Wearing a band of old cloth (the sling of the yojimbo of the first lord of the Suzume) around his wrist.

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Re: [Day 27 LA] The Day Before (private)

Postby Utaku Yamada » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:35 pm

Michio's strike came first, but Yamada managed to gather herself and it missed her completely. Then came her own strike. Fast, strong, connecting with Michio's chest. It could have done more had she let it, and she let him know it in that swing.

[OOC: One VP to increase TN to 30. Strike: 53 Damage: 15
Utaku Yamada - Unicorn Clan - Shiotome - Rider of the Steppes - Delegation Head - Lost Love - Hero of the People - True Love
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Re: [Day 27 LA] The Day Before (private)

Postby Shiba Michio » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:50 pm

Michio's sudden, savage smile is somewhat unlike the placid sensei of recent days or the warm competitor who laughed at his own defeat. As is the sudden, explosive attacks which follow, perfectly executed but without his usual reserve.

[OOC - R1 Initiative 76 (+10 from Center Stance) -

Full Attack Stance - Center Stance bonus on 1, 1 VP on the other, 10k5, 10k5+5, 2 Raises for Feints on both: 46-2 Penalty, 46-2 Penalty

Yes, Michio has Strength of the Earth

TN to be Hit - 10]
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Shiba Swordsman - Sensei of the Black Hand - Day 30: Obsidian Oracle - Bearer of the Obsidian Hand
"This is a start."

Wearing a band of old cloth (the sling of the yojimbo of the first lord of the Suzume) around his wrist.

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Re: [Day 27 LA] The Day Before (private)

Postby Shiba Michio » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:02 am

[OOC - Quick point on why this works with a sword and not when pulling blows and why armor rocks - his damage would stack up as 44-25 (19/2=9.5 round down to 9) twice, plus sword damage - 23+9 and 14+9, or 32 - Reduction; 23 - Reduction) ]
Shiba Swordsman - Sensei of the Black Hand - Day 30: Obsidian Oracle - Bearer of the Obsidian Hand
"This is a start."

Wearing a band of old cloth (the sling of the yojimbo of the first lord of the Suzume) around his wrist.

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Re: [Day 27 LA] The Day Before (private)

Postby Utaku Yamada » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:11 am

The blows came, hard, had they been real they could have been the end of her. Yamada knew what she would do in the fight though. She went for Michio's legs, knowing if there was a real blade in her hand he wouldn't be able to stand.

[OOC: 50, One raise to target legs, two raises for more damage. 15 And thanks for the extra info]
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Re: [Day 27 LA] The Day Before (private)

Postby Shiba Michio » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:24 am

Michio staggers back and lands with a thump. He takes a deep breath, re-centering himself, and then uses the bokken as a cane to stand up. "Well struck, Yamada-san."
Shiba Swordsman - Sensei of the Black Hand - Day 30: Obsidian Oracle - Bearer of the Obsidian Hand
"This is a start."

Wearing a band of old cloth (the sling of the yojimbo of the first lord of the Suzume) around his wrist.

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Re: [Day 27 LA] The Day Before (private)

Postby Utaku Yamada » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:26 am

"You attacked hard, but also left yourself vulnerable," said Yamada. "I was aiming to cripple you, would I have succeeded with a blade?"
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