6204/Berserker vs Icon

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Berserker vs Icon
Date of Scene: 03 December 2018
Location: Shrine of Adversity
Synopsis: Yang says she's bored.

A certain purple pony comes to make her less bored.

Things explode

Thanks to: Twilight Sparkle for being such a good sport.
Cast of Characters: Yang Xiao Long, Twilight Sparkle, Tomoe


Yang Xiao Long has posed:
    Yang Xiao Long, brawler, Huntress and generally nice girl, until she gets angry. She's in the middle of one of the arenas in the Shrine of Adversity, generally warming up with a few punch combos and some kicks, running through some basic katas to loosen herself up while she waits for her opponent to arrive.

    She vaguely remembers Twilight from a few visits to Ponyville, back when the Union was still a thing, never did get fully used to that ponyfication whatever that happened... but oh well. She's never one to stay still when waiting, and so the brawler is a minor blur of motion for anyone who happens to come and see her.

Twilight Sparkle has posed:
     As Yang goes through her warm ups in trots Twilight Sparkle! The cute little pony trots in with a gentle smile on her face, quick different from what one might expect of someone about to participate in a fight. She blinks as she sees Yang in action, and her smile widens into one of amazement. "Oh my! How do you move so fast?" she asks as she trots forward.

     The small, unassuming pony certainly doesn't look like a danger, but judging a book by its cover can be a dangerous thing. Twilight extends a forehoof to Yang and smiles. "I am Twilight Sparkle. I'm not sure if we have actually met before but it is hard to not know of you, Miss Yang."

Yang Xiao Long has posed:
    Yang finishes her kata, then turns to Twilight with a grin. "Hey Twilight!" she replies, taking the hoof and giving it a firm, friendly shake. "I think I met a version of you at some point. it's kinda hard to keep track sometimes, but yeah, I guess I'm kinda famous or something."

    To answer the question, she shrugs. "It's part of my Aura, plus I train a lot every day to keep myself in peak shape."

Twilight Sparkle has posed:
     Twilight shakes Yang's hand with a happy smile. "It can be quite confusing, but that's alright! We can get acquainted...or reacquainted...through this sparring session!" Twilight walks a short distance away before turning to face Yang again. Her cheerful smile changes a bit to one of confidence. "So, who goes first?" she asks, her horn already starting to glow purple with magical energy.

Yang Xiao Long has posed:
    Yang deploys her weapon, the gauntlets expanding from the pair of bracelets and extending over her fists and along her forearms to the elbows. She brings these up in a defensive position, setting her stance ready, then turning a hand over to make the 'come at me' gesture with her fingers. "You go first, just don't expect me to hold back, 'kay?" she says, grinning a not-quite-pleasant grin.

Twilight Sparkle has posed:
     Twilight looks a bit worried at that grin. "Er...right." she says, then her horn glows more brightly. "Okay...then I won't hold back either!" She takes off at a gallop, strafing her way around Yang and firing plenty of magical beams to match. Beam after searing purple beam come at Yang, each short burst from a slightly different position. Unfortunately, Twilight isn't actually very fast. Her running speed is comparable to the max running speed of a human.

Yang Xiao Long has posed:
    Yang shifts as the beams come in, bringing her arms up in a crossed pose to tank the strikes, turning in place to keep the pony in front of her. The searing beams strike into her Aura, the purple searing against golden light that acts like a barrier. She flares this out to give herself a bit of breathing space, then throws her arms back, launching herself towards the pony on an intercept course.

    Yang brings one fist down in an overhead strike, punctuating the blow with a shotgun blast of pure kinetic force.!

Tomoe has posed:
Tomoe is not fighting today but she's been curious to catch up with both Yang and Twilight, she's caught wind of the spar that's going on and has come to watch and see just how this fight is going to pan out. The Iron Lily watches both fights intently while she's been more of the school of hard knocks and learns or die? It's always good to attempt to get a feel for things. "So not holding back?!"

She calls out and the tall woman finds a good spot to sit and watch the fight go on.

Twilight Sparkle has posed:
     Twilight skids to a stop and puts up a small energy shield at the last moment...and still gets knocked back several feet by Yang's attack. "Goodness!" she exclaims, staring a bit. But, she shakes her head quickly to refocus herself and her horn charges up. "Okay...let's try this!" she says before firing another beam. Unlike the last this is a concentrated, sustained blast aimed right at the Blonde Brawler. "No wonder you draw so much attention when you fight!" Twilight exclaims, even as the prismatic purple beam keeps firing.

Tomoe has posed:
Tomoe Says "Your going to have to get agressive Twilight! In my experiance most sapients are predators of some stripe or another! You need to take that in mind when your fighting someone like Yang or myself Twilight!" Tomoe isn't intending to tash talk it's more she's sharing insight from her time in the multiverse.

Yang Xiao Long has posed:
    Yang grins as she feels that shield stop her fist. She lands and skids a bit, setting her feet as she sees that power up light. She draws her arms together again, golden light becoming visible in front of them as she braces against the beam. The golden energy overloads, and she's sent flying backward, skipping across the ground before slamming into the perimeter wall. "What can I say?" she asks, picking herself up with her eyes obscured. She grins that unpleasant grin again, and lifts her chin to reveal burning red eyes. "I Burn."

    Yang Xiao Long then releases her Semblance, blasting force around her and tearing up the ground a bit, her aura turning into a golden flame that engulfs her form and lights her hair as it billows in the kicked up air currents. Since Twilight seems like a ranged fighter, Yang doesn't opt for her long range option, instead kicking off the ground and firing behind her to close the distance again, planting a foot and bringing her fists around into that rapid-striking flurry Twilight was privvy to when she entered, aiming to overwhelm any defense that could be erected against the strikes.

Twilight Sparkle has posed:
     Twilight's ears perk toward Tomoe and she looks that direction, then back at Yang. "Right...aggressive." She tries to look more serious and widens her stance a bit.

     Just in time to take a flurry of strikes from Yang! Twilight is knocked back and forth by the strong hits, and when the attack is finally over she stumbles back unsteadily. One can easily imagine the little birds flying around her head. "Holy...Celestia..." she murmurs, then mmphs and shakes her head quickly. "Alright. Gotta be aggressive."

     Twilight's horn glows brightly, and in a flash of purple and white...she disappears!

     She reappears a moment later behind Yang and fires another beam, this one charged up even more than the last! It's a beam almost as thick as Twilight is tall, and the energy might be a bit blinding to spectators and targets alike!

Yang Xiao Long has posed:
    The pony disappears. Yang doesn't seem fazed, and as Twilight reappears behind her, she fires her right side gauntlet, launching herself clear of the beam as it starts to fire, singing some and causing her damage from the emergency evasion. She skids along the ground, then kips up and bleeds off momentum in a three-point crouch, wincing at the brightness of the light.

    She's got stars in her vision, but the little sun dragon lifts back up and slams her fists together, gathering up to launch herself back into the fray. Her attack this time is a momentum-empowered haymaker, using her speed to pour more damage into her strike.

Tomoe has posed:
Tomoe is watching Yang is raw power, she's something that would be pure fiction before her world unified. She's the sort of person you'd need heavy air and armor to stop and that still scares her. On some level? A lot of the Multiverse still unsettles her. Still she watches and Yang is damn impressive to see fighting ans she's one of the people she knows? That Tomoe is uncertain she could last long against. She hits maybe harder than the Skull Reaper and that /killed/ her.

Twilight Sparkle has posed:
     Twilight lets out a dismayed 'mmph' as Yang manages to mostly dodge her attack. But luckily with those stars in Yang's vision, a leap from Twilight, and a quick magic shield, Twilight manages to...still get knocked away. She goes bouncing across the ground with little squeaks and oofs before managing to catch herself again. Then...she laughs. "Fighting isn't so bad when you don't really have to worry about hurting the other person!" she says as her horn shimmers. "But, if one fights, one should fight to win, and so will I!"

     That shimmer spreads over Twilight and forms into an ethereal armor. At the same time her horn is sheathed in the same ethereal glow. This time instead of a beam she rears up and then swings her horn in a cutting motion, and a wafer thin arc of magic flies toward Yang.

Yang Xiao Long has posed:
    Yang skids to a stop again after her strike. She watches Twilight summon her armour, and grins. "Oh this is getting good! C'mon then HIT ME IF YOU CAN!" she bellows, pounding her chest like a gorilla and letting her Aura flow freely, the blade slicing into the energy field and beging disrupted before it even gets close.

    The brawler grins as the purple arc of power crumbles, and she slams her fists together before leaping upwards. "Lets see how you like this one!" She hangs in the air for a moment, then seems to propel downwards, trailing flame-like Aura in her wake. She lands fist first, churning up the ground into spikes of concrete, rebar and stone in a line towards the pony magician.

Tomoe has posed:
Tomoe sees how this fight might be going she does see Twilight is putting up a hell of a fight agains someone like Yang but it's looking like Yang might have the upepr hand from how the battle is going.

"Geeze..."

Yes maybe she does need to fight Yang later, not to leanr but to learn how to better take hits. That might be for later given the whole tower things Gil has going on.

Twilight Sparkle has posed:
     Twilight's ears droop as her energy arc crumbles away into nothing. It wasn't meant to be a powerful attack, but...doing -something- would have been much better.

     Twilight watches as Yang leaps up, and tries to time her leap away so that she can avoid the incoming trail of destruction. But even with her armor and her leap, Twilight feels like she just got hit by a train. With a yelp she goes bouncing and skidding across the ground, and is a bit slow to get up. She is obviously tired now, judging by her panting for breath and her stance being a bit lower than it was before. "I...can't say I really liked it, but I can certainly appreciate the power behind it!" she calls as her horn glows again. She can't keep up this pace, and doesn't seem to be damaging her opponent as much as she needs to in order to win. If this was real, her friends would be in danger now because Twilight couldn't hold her own.

     Twilight grits her teeth as she pours more and more magic into her glowing horn. "...I think I'm going to have to put all I have into one attack and hope it is enough..." she says to herself. The glow is once again blinding, but this time it is because of the sheer amount of energy Twilight is putting into her attack. "Okay...here it comes!" she shouts, then with a resounding thrum the beam fires. This time it is taller than Twilight herself...now she just has to pray her aim is true.

Yang Xiao Long has posed:
    "Giving it everything you have left huh!? Alright then, I'll accept it with everything I am!" calls Yang, bringing her arms up defensively once again. She plans to tank the blast!?

    Violet energy engulfs the burning golden flame, snuffing it out with the sheer weight of energy... but within the boiling stream, a shadow can be seen, stepping forwards against the pressure. As the beam begins to abate, it starts to spray out like a stream of water against a post, showing the burning golden aura holding out against it.

    Yang herself is burnt, angry red welts and black scorches showing along her exposed flesh, and the mechanisms of Ember Celica are glowing white-hot from the strain of that much power bleeding through her defenses... but her eyes as the stream finally abates, are two solid gold points of luminance in the Berserker's face. "I accept your will... and add it to my own." she says, arms dropping to her sides as she keeps slowly walking forward, step after step crunching the broken ground, each footfall leaving an indentation of the boot behind.

    "Allow me to answer in kind."

    The fury radiating from Yang's form is almost palpable, like a great dragon coiled around the tiny human. With a sizzling crack, Yang purges her gauntlets of the spent shells, grabs her replacement sets and rams them home in a practiced toss, then crouches slightly and kicks forward. The girl flickers out of sight for a moment, appearing in two places at once before resolving right in Twilight's face, her fist coming around in an almost comical slowmotion, the knuckles burning as they tear through the air.

    As Yang's fist is about to make contact, the arena floor where she was erupts into an explosion of rubble as reality catches up with what happened and the energy imparted into the ground finally erupts, sending debris flying in the opposite direction.

Twilight Sparkle has posed:
     Twilight looks pretty worried when Yang emerges still standing and glowing with power! As Yang purges and reloads, Twilight brings up one of her spherical barriers in the hopes that it might dull the attack enough that her armor will deflect it. Twilight blinks in surprise as Yang seems to disappear, then stuttersteps backward as TWO YANGs appear!

     Then she realizes that Yang's fist has actually already impacted her shield, and for a moment Twilight wonders if her shield did its job.

     She receives the very certain answer a moment later that...no, no it did not. At least, not completely. And for a moment Twilight looks like a shooting star as she is hit by the explosion of power and sent spiraling away to smash into the arena wall. She hangs there a moment in a pony-shaped indention, then with a groan falls forward and lands in a heap. "....ow." she manages as she just lies there, hoping the feeling of being flattened will abate after a minute or two.

Tomoe has posed:
Tomoe watches s the fight comes to an end and gets up clapping.

"That's one heck of a fight for the both of you I enjoyed watching it." She notes as she gets up from her seat. Seems to be looking to Yang and Twilight now as she takes in the aftermath of the fight.

"Are you both all right and do you want to get something to eat?"

Yang Xiao Long has posed:
    Yang holds the pose for a moment, looking like someone who just threw a shot-put... she then takes a few steps forward and drops to her knees, panting from the effort as her Aura works to repair the damage she's sustained. "Maaaaan that hurt like the depths of tartarus itself." she complains, rubbing an arm as her gauntlets compress again, "I'll be feeling that for a week, even after the Shrine resets everything." she adds, dragging herself back to her feet and walking over to the fallen pony. "C'mon Twilight, it's not that bad... just imagine what'd have happened if you didn't get that shield up in time." she says conversationally, helping get the pony back on her hooves.

    To Tomoe she calls "I think we're fine, and I'm starving, running my Aura like that is draining as all get-out.

Twilight Sparkle has posed:
     Twilight accepts Yang's help to get back on her hooves, then shudders a bit before reaching to rub a foreleg against her mouth. There's a bit of red there, and she looks at it a moment before looking up at Yang with a bit of a smirk. "You think I didn't already?" she says with a bit of a giggle. "And, I'd submit that it actually makes it worse. I was flattened and you didn't even get a clean hit! I need even more practice than I thought!" she says as she walks with Yang.

     She waves up at Tomoe. "We're alright! And a post-combat meal seems like a good idea. Even with the safety mechanisms a body needs proper fuel to repair itself and recharge."

Tomoe has posed:
Tomoe grins at the idea of food being accepted. "Come on then I know a few good places lets go." The Salamander grin and will turn to follow Yang and Twilight out of the arena.

"Don't worry the places I'm thinking of should have something for each of us on the menu and they are used to off-worlders.