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Yumiko
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Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Commander
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 3
Hitpoints (HP) : 220
Attack (ATK) : 300
Defense (DEF) : 120
Reflex (RX) : 250
Willpower (WP) : 240
Level : 34
Experience Points : 3438
Income Multiplier : +13%
Berries Berries : 10,896,000
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Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:23 am
Approaching footsteps stirred the samurai from her nap mediation. She recognized her fellow marine by the sound of his stride, by the scent of gunpowder and a strange sort of tinge that colored his being. Her eyes flicked open, focusing on him with icy intensity.

Immediately, one particular detail scratched Yumiko’s ears, scraping against her nerves. While she was called by her rank, as was proper, someone far more important was called by nothing more than his first name... It sparked a surge of conflicting feelings. Shock, disbelief, even a twinge of anger. How dare this disrespectful man speak so casually of their superior officer? Such familiarity was reserved only for family and lov...

...

...Oh.

Meanwhile, inside the samurai’s head, the annual mental gymnastic event was in full swing. The line of thought took a running start... Leapt into a twirling triple flip... And stuck the landing! A beautiful jump to conclusions. Both the cheering audience and the nodding judges agreed, this was the only proper explanation.

Back in reality, for the past couple of seconds, the swordswoman had been staring at the gunslinger like he had spontaneously sprouted a second head. She blinked. Once. Twice. “...Very well.” Finally she snapped out of her daze. “This one shall deliver thy word to the Rear Admiral.” Her expression froze over again with the usual cold composure, hiding the puzzled thoughts swirling beneath.

Yumiko closed her eyes again and tried to gather her focus. Yet questionable thoughts plagued her mind. Images of the Rear Admiral... Were now accompanied by a certain Ensign alongside him. Sudden warmth lit up on her cheeks. She had never thought that the Rear Admiral preferred... That he had a... Gah, no, she had no right to judge nor question. Fading confusion made way for reluctant acceptance...

While the Wano woman was distracted, Anton managed to sneak up on her. His words caught her completely off-guard. Startled, she snapped out of her trance again. Bewilderment painted her pale features. She had completely lost track of time. Had it been seconds? Minutes? Closer to an hour? Well, perhaps it didn’t matter.

Perceptions varied.

The Commander steeled herself, purging the distracting imagery from her mind. With the Rear Admiral himself, the social conduct was obviously different. He called all his subordinates by their names, much like a teacher would his students. Thus his order didn’t sound at all unusual to her ears. “As is thy will, sir.” Without wasting a moment, she sprung up from her seat and dashed down the hallway.

Yumiko’s nose twitched, following the scent of gunpowder outside the palace. Her steps hastened, until she caught up to the patrolling man. “Ensign Filth.” She called out curtly. “The Rear Admiral has requested thy presence in his quarters.” Had it been only him, the questionable thoughts would have been bubbling back to the surface by now...

But it wasn’t just him.

Next, the hunter’s attention swiftly shifted towards a nearby balcony. The scent of hair gel was unmistakable, wafting all the way here. A sudden gust of wind grabbed her clothing and assisted her leap up there. She landed crouching on the railing, calling out sharply. “Petty Officer Ayugai, the Rear Admiral has requested thy presence in his quarters.” After delivering the message, she unceremoniously marched across the room and left through the door.

Returning to the Rear Admiral’s door, the Commander stopped to wait for her fellow Marines. She would not enter before they were both present. If they didn’t obey, well, she was not above going back there and physically dragging them here. Her dedication to completing the order was absolute.

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Ryoichi Ayugai
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Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 2
Hitpoints (HP) : 175
Attack (ATK) : 155
Defense (DEF) : 140
Reflex (RX) : 160
Willpower (WP) : 150
Level : 18
Experience Points : 1822
Income Multiplier : +13%
Berries Berries : 13,223,000
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Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:49 am
Both elbows on the balcony railing, with his back facing the town, he looked inside the room through the glass doors. To this point, he was still admiring the room he was given to spend time in. "Waaaaaait a minute... Look at the size of that mirror." he couldn't help but blink. How could he miss that? In the closet door, just in front of him through the glass doors, there was a big mirror, about a head taller than he was and about as wide as he himself was.

Slowly but surely, a wide grin appeared on his face. This was truly an opportunity... An opportunity... To go and admire himself a bit! While usually a shameful thing to do to himself, he knew he was all alone in the room. Why not use this moment to admire what he is proud of the most right now? He himself.

He opened the glass doors that lead back inside, starting to take steps there. With one hand, he was unbuttoning his marine-issued white sleeveless shirt. The mirror was awaiting him! His admiration "session" came to a hard stop when he heard something land on the railing of his balcony, which leads him to immediately turn himself around. Truly a surprise to be sure... But a welcome one... He saw Yumiko over there. Did she come to admire him? Wait... What if she is a psychic and was able to read his mind?! Nevertheless, there we was now, standing in a slight shock, with his shirt unbuttoned from the front.

"Commander Yumiko. What brings you here?" he asked from her with a questioning tone. That question was given an answer quite quickly. No disappointment could be heard from him, but deep inside, he was slightly disappointed. It was nothing but an invite back to a duty already.

There was no time to be wasted... He performed a salution towards Yumiko right before she marched past him through the room, only to then follow her, with one hand buttoning the shirt back up. Cannot go to his higher up half naked! He was quite looking forward to what the rear admiral had to talk about... Probably he was to hand out the new orders... Only time will tell.

Words: 376
Total: 3175
Anton La'croix
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Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 5
Hitpoints (HP) : 270
Attack (ATK) : 360
Defense (DEF) : 340
Reflex (RX) : 380
Willpower (WP) : 340
Level : 58
Experience Points : 5807
Income Multiplier : +43%
Berries Berries : 187,640,000
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Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:42 pm
Anton waited patiently in the room, waiting for Yumiko to return with the others. His mind was stewing over what to do next, going over their encounter with the nobility. Guarding the young prince was going to be a lot more trouble than he would have liked. Then again, royalty was involved. What should he have expected.

The door soon opened, allowing in Ryoichi. The Rear Admiral gave the man a nod. It wouldn't be long before Jeremy came into the room as well, followed by Yumiko. Though Anton immediately noticed the regretful look on the gunner's face. "I'm sorry to have to drop this sir," he said reproachfully, "But I just got word from the higher ups. They want me over to another assignment immediately." Anton's eyes bugged out of his head. "Seriously? Now? Of all times!?" Jeremy brought his hands up defensively. "Hey, it wasn't my idea! I told them we were in the middle of something. But they said you guys can handle it. Stupid as hell, I know. But what can I do?"

Anton let out a sigh. He could file a complaint, but he'd be tied up in red tape for ages, and no was not the time. "No, there really isn't anything we can do, is there? As stupid as a decision it is, I'm afraid it's one we're stuck with." he looked at Jeremy. "You're dismissed. It's a shame to have to let you go. I hope whatever they're having you do goes well for you." Jeremy gave the Rear Admiral a respectful nod, giving the same to Ryoichi and Yumiko before quietly leaving the room. The room was silent for a moment before Anton sighed.

"Well, THAT was an absolutely kick in the teeth." he looked to his remaining officers, "Looks like it's down to the three of us now." He moved to take a seat, gesturing for them to do the same. "We've got to keep the crown prince safe, and it's painfully obvious the nobility don't want us around. I'm open to hear your thoughts and opinions on moving forward."

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Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Commander
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 3
Hitpoints (HP) : 220
Attack (ATK) : 300
Defense (DEF) : 120
Reflex (RX) : 250
Willpower (WP) : 240
Level : 34
Experience Points : 3438
Income Multiplier : +13%
Berries Berries : 10,896,000
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Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:18 am
Only after the other two had entered, Yumiko finally stepped inside as well. She took position beside the door. Arms held behind her back, she stood stiffly at attention. Relaxing was not an option. This was a difficult matter, so she understood the need for a strategic briefing. No matter what genius plan her superior drafted for them, she silently prepared herself to follow it down to the tiniest detail.

However, before the briefing, another shock shook the group. Even the stern, unflinching samurai gasped. Jeremy... was leaving...? She had thought herself used to such events. It wasn’t anything unusual after all. Soldiers were needed for their specific talents all the time. This just... felt so sudden...

With a deep breath, the swordswoman brushed the distracting thoughts aside. Her icy composure returned. As the soldier walked past, she clicked her heels together and saluted the fellow soldier. “Should thy duty ever come to an end, thou are always welcome back.” Brief and to the point, as usual, but the heart was still definitely there.

Once the Rear Admiral broke the uneasy silence, the Commander merely nodded. For once she understood the metaphor used. There was nothing she could say to make it better. So she kept her mouth shut. It was a lesson she had learned well over the years...

Though Anton gestured for Yumiko to take a seat, she still remained standing. It was only proper in the presence of a superior. His request for thoughts and opinions was met with a pensive stare. “...‘Tis forbidden for a warrior to interfere with the matters of those above him.” There was no but. No clever play on words or phrasing leaning on pronouns. She was simply stating a flat fact.

“The only thing we can do is to prepare the young Shogun properly.”

In typical Yumiko fashion, she took the idea of preparation in a wildly different direction. Grabbing the sword from her waist, she held it before her. “I shall gift him mine blade and teach him in the ways of swordsmanship, ‘till the treasurer can procure a sword worthy of his status. One of the fabled meito should prove sufficient.” She could only hope this country had one. Anything less would be an insult to the young Shogun.

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Total: 3781
Ryoichi Ayugai
Tracker

Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 2
Hitpoints (HP) : 175
Attack (ATK) : 155
Defense (DEF) : 140
Reflex (RX) : 160
Willpower (WP) : 150
Level : 18
Experience Points : 1822
Income Multiplier : +13%
Berries Berries : 13,223,000
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Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:23 pm
"Haha, seems like Jeremy will miss the royal banquette... We will have one right?" Ryoichi performed the salute to the commanding officer, who in this case was Anton himself, standing in front of him then with hands behind his back. awaiting for the new orders.

This however really seemed to be a bit of a sketchy situation.  The group was assigned to protect the royalty... And yet, the marines themselves decide to shorthand them. That is unheard of. "This is the first time I hear the marines pull such a move and shorthand us like this.". It felt like the right moment to discuss his concerns about the decision made... But what can a simple petty officer do after all? That's right... Keep on going with the orders given and with what he can do.

He would take upon Anton's offer of taking a seat, opposed to Yumiko who decided to continue her ways and keep on standing. He leaned back but maintained his straight-backed posture, both hands placed down on his thighs. Listening closely to what Anton has to say about the entire situation they were put in. A word was thrown into the bunch by Yumiko herself as well... On which Ryoichi couldn't help but grin a bit. "I think the way of fist should be taught before holding the sword. Breaking a bone is less of a loss than losing the entire arm."

But back into some more serious notes. It was the time to throw some ideas into the bunch by Ryoichi himself as well. "Even if a fraction of us may have been called back, we should still be able to set up some additional guards to guard the nobility. Could be worth it. Even if we suspect a mole amongst their men, it would still be way smaller of a chance that the royal guards would attempt something." he laid the idea on the table. Who knows how good it is... But only time will show... Or in this case, what others think of it.

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Total: 3516
Anton La'croix
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Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 5
Hitpoints (HP) : 270
Attack (ATK) : 360
Defense (DEF) : 340
Reflex (RX) : 380
Willpower (WP) : 340
Level : 58
Experience Points : 5807
Income Multiplier : +43%
Berries Berries : 187,640,000
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Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:45 pm
Anton listrened quietly as his two officers gave their thoughts. They seemed to be on the same page, interestingly enough. Teaching the young prince how to defend himself. Well, it would certainly help with fending off potential assassins. "Good suggestions, both of you. Though I think right now, we should make sure your future pupil stays alive long enough to be able to be taught."

Cipher rose to his feet. "As for the royal guards, that is a tricky one. Some additional assistance would be great, but we don't know just which of them the nobility have their hands on. That's the core reason they're so opposed to us being here. We're not beholden to them, or even the royal family. Our orders come from Marineford and we're here to follow them, whether they like it or not." He let out a small sigh, "Of course, avoiding causing an international incident is also another factor. Politics are alwauys such a mess."

Suddenly, there was a knock at the door. Anton raised a small eyebrow before giving a nod to Yumiko, gesturing for her to open the door.

On the other side was one of the royal stewards. He gave a boy to the three marines. "I do apoligize for interupting, but her majesty wanted me to inform you that there was going to be a meeting between herself, the crown prince, and the nobility shortly." "And let me guess," Anton interjected, "They've asked us NOT to attend." The steward looked apolagetic. "I do apoligize sir, but yes. The queen regrets to say that for stability's sake, you should keep out for the time being. She invites you to take the time to explore the ground. You are our guests here. She suggested perhaps the Arboritum. She strongly believes you all would find things of interest there."

Anton paused for a moment, before giving a small nod and a smile. "Thank you. We'll certainly take a look." The steward smiled and nodded, before quietly leaving. There was a moment of quiet amongst the three marines before Anton looked to them with a smile. "Well then, let's go check out the Arboritum."

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Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Commander
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 3
Hitpoints (HP) : 220
Attack (ATK) : 300
Defense (DEF) : 120
Reflex (RX) : 250
Willpower (WP) : 240
Level : 34
Experience Points : 3438
Income Multiplier : +13%
Berries Berries : 10,896,000
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Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:01 am
When Ryoichi presented his personal preference, Yumiko cupped her chin. Eyes closed, she pondered the suggestion most seriously. “Thou make a fair point... One must not forsake physical training...” Not to mention sparring with blades always carried a risk... And she had failed to bring any bokken with her. Gah, how shortsighted of her...

At the same time, however, the boxer’s plan wasn’t without its flaws either. “...But turning one’s own body into a weapon takes years. Such time is not a luxury we have.” The swordswoman’s icy eyes opened and she aimed a dramatic point at the boxer. “Thus I suggest thou handle the physical training of the young Shogun, while I teach him in swordsmanship. If we sacrifice some sleep, we can get up to twenty hours of training each day.” Oh yes, she was quite serious about this.

Time was of the essence.

...Fortunately for everyone involved, the voice of reason piped up finally. Yumiko withdrew her hand and her suggestion immediately. She brought her hand to her heart and offered a deep bow. “As thou command, Master.” He was right. The safety of the young Shogun should be their priority, followed by avoiding any dishonor on their part. Silently she gathered her focus and sharpened her senses. No scent, no sound, would escape her notice...

The sudden knock on the door made the weasel woman jump. Reflex drew her hand to the handle of the blade. Her eyes narrowed into a fierce glare aimed at the cowardly assassin about to so brazenly attack them. ...Or, rather, the servant who arrived.

Yumiko relaxed her threatening stance and reigned in her nerves. Perhaps it was her pounding heart... Or the paranoia whispering in her ear... But something about this simply didn’t sit right with her. She shifted uncomfortably at the odd suggestion. Captain had just said they were not beholden to the nobility, nor even the royal family... So why would they waste time wandering around? If they had such extraordinary permission to defy those above them, then they should have been at the young Shogun’s side even now. What if something happened? It would be the deepest dishonor imaginable.

Much to the Commander’s shock, the Rear Admiral actually agreed to the outrageous request. “Master...!” Once again, her mouth was faster than her mind. Mentally cursing her hastiness, she gritted her teeth and shut away the rest of the protest. With a deep breath, she composed herself. “...Never mind. Wherever thou go, this one shall follow.” Orders were absolute. Whether she liked them or not was utterly irrelevant.

Avoiding Anton’s eyes, Yumiko inched to the side with small, silent steps. She was like a ghost gliding to Ryoichi’s side. With similar subtlety, she leaned closer and whispered a careful question. “Sir Ayugai, what is this... Arbo-retum...?” She was unwilling to show her ignorance, her shameful weakness, in front of the Captain. Even admitting it to her comrade felt like a blade against her soul, but she had to choose the lesser of two shames. “This one hopes it is not related to bathing, for this one failed to bring a towel.” The foreign customs and words were so very strange.

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Total: 4313
Ryoichi Ayugai
Tracker

Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 2
Hitpoints (HP) : 175
Attack (ATK) : 155
Defense (DEF) : 140
Reflex (RX) : 160
Willpower (WP) : 150
Level : 18
Experience Points : 1822
Income Multiplier : +13%
Berries Berries : 13,223,000
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Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:16 pm
"We don't need to teach him the moves that require a lot of strength... Taking a man's life... Or at least stoping them is doable even with little strength..." Ryoichi immediately sent a counter statement towards Yumiko's remark. Deep inside, he actually found this to be a fairly interesting situation and conversation. Fighting was in him, and he is happy to chip in with his thoughts even if it is non-boxing related. It's always good to know different styles, even if you don't participate in them. What also made him somewhat lively in this conversation was the fact that he and Yumiko barely have had a chance to find common ground... Something to talk about.

Unfortunately... His and even Yumiko's suggestions immediately got shut down... Such a shame... But actually somewhat reasonable, since what they were suggesting seemed a bit too out of the world in the current situation. The entire topic got swept under the rug the moment the royal stewards entered the room to deliver the message to them. The news received really weren't that good, leading Ryoichi to let out a heavy sigh... But it was understandable. Considering their status, it really wasn't their job to be in the royal meeting... But on the other hand, it was their duty to protect... What an odd situation indeed.

Nevertheless, when given the choice to visit the arboretum, the leader of their group seemed to happily accept it, and it also seemed that they had to join them.  Somewhat reluctantly, he accepted the "order" and joined the others for the walk. Just when they were about to move, he felt a warm breath near him and heard a whisper in his ear. It was from none other than Yumiko who had been standing next to him. The question was rather interesting... One for which he was unsure what the answer should be. On one hand, he had heard of the word... Arboretum... But when was it... And in what situation... What could it mean?

"Frankly speaking I am not one hundred percent sure myself... If I remember correctly it's some garden... Or a restaurant." he responded to Yumiko with the same whispering tone. He probably wasn't much of help to her. Yumiko's idea of bathing probably wasn't much out of this world either... Considering neither was sure what the word meant. But wouldn't that be lovely? Either way, they followed the great leader! In this case their rear Admiral... To the arboretum... Probably.

Meanwhile, a couple of hundred meters away from the castle

"Tsitsitsitsi... Would you look at that... My old friend guarding the prince and his family. What a lovely reunion will that be. A grin appeared on the man's face as a pair of binoculars lowered from the eyes, revealing the green piercing hawk-like eyes. "A minor bump... Nothing we cannot overcome."

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Anton La'croix
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Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 5
Hitpoints (HP) : 270
Attack (ATK) : 360
Defense (DEF) : 340
Reflex (RX) : 380
Willpower (WP) : 340
Level : 58
Experience Points : 5807
Income Multiplier : +43%
Berries Berries : 187,640,000
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Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:06 pm
"The arboretum would be the castle gardens," Anton explained as thry walked, "And if I'm right, it would prove worthwhile to check thrm out."


Indeed the castle gardens were lush and beautiful. Unlike most gardens, which were ground level, this was a roof top garden, with a good view of the castle grounds. Though as thry arrived, it seemed Anton's mind was on anything but the plants as he looked around. "Now, let's see."


Looking at the view, he made his way around before coming to a pair of shrubs by the wall. Rummaging through the leaves, Anton smirked as he pulled out a wooden box, hidden amongst the leaves.


"You'll find my friends that politics is a game of duplicity, technicalities and exact words. Aggravating, but so satisfying at points. For example."


He opened the box, revealing four spy glasses.


"While we can't be IN the meeting..."


He pointed to a spot down below. Not far away was a large pagoda, where numerous familiar, royal faces were gathering.


"Nothing says we can't watch from the outside. And if anything goes wrong..."


He pointed to a series of rooftops, providing a path straight to the pagoda.


"We have a means to get there quickly."


He passed his two officers a spy glass.


"Folks, our watch continues."


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"It matters not," spoke a voice in the dark, belonging to a pair of ominous red eyes, "If everything is as our dear 'friend' prepared, we'll be done before they can interfere. Now then..."


In the darkness the figures shape began to change, began to grow in a flurry of feathers.


"Shall we begin this performance gentlemen?"




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Yumiko
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Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Commander
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 3
Hitpoints (HP) : 220
Attack (ATK) : 300
Defense (DEF) : 120
Reflex (RX) : 250
Willpower (WP) : 240
Level : 34
Experience Points : 3438
Income Multiplier : +13%
Berries Berries : 10,896,000
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Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:06 am
Much to the samurai’s silent relief, her comrade proved far more knowledgeable on the topic. She nodded firmly, when the captain confirmed the guess. “Garden... Understood.” It was... better than staying inside, at least. She always felt at more ease among lush trees and verdant  bushes, than embroidered silk and polished marble.

The weasel woman took a moment to sniff around, rather enjoying the scents of the greenery around them. She brought her hands together and slowly streeeeetched her entire body. Deep breaths sharpened her focus... Her pounding heart slowed down... The tenseness left her shoulders... Much better. Now she could properly focus on the mission at hand. Her first task would be convincing the master that they needed to watch over the young Shogun.

Or so she thought...

While Anton rummaged through the leaves, Yumiko quirked a brow at his odd words. Duplicity...? Technicalities...? They sounded like polite ways to say lies and deception. She had always considered rulers honorable and honest. Was it not so?

The samurai was shocked even further, when the true plan was revealed. Her cold mask cracked and jaw dropped. Questions like when, how and why rang through her mind, before she forcefully silenced them. No, it was not her place to ask such foolish questions.

Upon being handed a spyglass, the swordswoman regarded it with a skeptical squint. Spying on others felt... dishonorable. Unfitting even. Again, her tongue slipped. “Master... This one is a proud samurai, not an enchanting kunoichi.” Though admittedly, once upon a time, she may have dreamed of being one... A-as a little kid, of course. Definitely not far into her teens.

Still, an order was an order. Reluctantly the warrior brought the spyglass to her right eye and closed the left. She would accept her master’s approach, even if she disagreed with it. “They are so far away... Suddenly this castle seems far bigger than this one realized...” While she was confident in her speed, she wasn’t quite sure she could cross the distance quickly enough. ...Though her opinion might change if she turned the spyglass the other way around.

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Total: 4664
Ryoichi Ayugai
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Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 2
Hitpoints (HP) : 175
Attack (ATK) : 155
Defense (DEF) : 140
Reflex (RX) : 160
Willpower (WP) : 150
Level : 18
Experience Points : 1822
Income Multiplier : +13%
Berries Berries : 13,223,000
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Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:27 am
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(Ryoichi seeing something he... Likes)

While duty had to continue, oddly enough... Ryoichi internally did not want to agree with the way the rear Admiral had suggested they do it... Spying. Isn't that the Cipher Pol area of work already? Fortunately... Things could have been worse. They could be using the Den-Den Mushi snails to listen to the conversation... They aren't doing that, right? Right...

With a soft sigh, Ryoichi would extend the spyglass out and places it over his right eye, closing the left one then. While Yumiko's failed attempt to use the Spyglass went unnoticed by Ryoichi, he himself used it in the absolutely correct manner, with a wider part facing the viewed destination and a thinner part against his eye. "Well, what do we have then.." he mumbled lowly to himself as he began to look at the group gathering. Seeing some familiar faces, some not so much, but one thing was sure... They all seemed to be royals, even the royal guards were royals... As the name suggested.

"If only we could hear what they are saying... Some ulterior motives." he mumbled, this time hearable to the two who were with him. It was as if his entire reluctant spying method thoughts went out of the window... Hey, when you already spy, why not do it fully as it is intended. Sadly his hearing, despite being more animalistic, could not pick up everything from the distance they were in. Regardless, what they have has got to do.

Moments passed, and Ryoichi's face began to grin, and grin... And grin even more until a smile crept on his face. Slowly but surely, his sight moved off from the main royals... Onto some other royals. His spying eye caught the glimpse of a nice set of... Womanly weapons that were pushed up thanks to the corset. It must be hard to breathe... But it sure looked nice from where Ryoichi was standing. And she wasn't the only one Ryoichi was eyeing. There were others! Of course, Ryoichi did not forget his duty... But who said the duty has to be boring?

Meanwhile, a couple of hundred meters away from the castle

The binoculars were tossed away to a lady next to him. With a wide grin, the man walked over to grab his white suit jacket and put it over his purple shirt. "It's time... Tsitsitsi.." the man placed a pair of sunglasses on and grabbed the girl around her waist who had caught the binoculars. "Want to see me wreak havoc?". Simple words... Seemed to be enough to make this man's groupie fall more for his charms. The plan was in full motion and they were ready to go!

Words: 452
Total: 4443
Anton La'croix
Tracker

Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 5
Hitpoints (HP) : 270
Attack (ATK) : 360
Defense (DEF) : 340
Reflex (RX) : 380
Willpower (WP) : 340
Level : 58
Experience Points : 5807
Income Multiplier : +43%
Berries Berries : 187,640,000
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Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:48 pm
Anton sat quietly on the small wall, watching the meeting unfold through the spy glass. Though he couldn't hear what's going on, Anton a sneaking suspicion of what they were talking about. The nobility would very happily want the marines out of the way, keep them away from whatever they had planned for the young crown prince.


While the nobility were more than happy to gang up on the boy, it seemed the queen was more than happy to speak on his behalf. It was good to see that even within royalty mothers were ready and willing to defend their children. Still, it annoyed Anton that they were being kept out of the discussion. But as long as the prince was safe, that was the important part.


Still, something felt wrong. Very wrong. An itching in the back of his mind, telling him something was about to go wrong.


He found his eyes drawn upward, spotting a large shape in the sky.


"MOVE!"


Anton kicked off the wall onto the rooftops below and took off running. The Rear Admiral was now very grateful for all that running in his career, and his devil fruit. It gave him a frightening amount of speed. Like a bullet, he shot down towards the pagoda.


He burst through the window with a crash, swords drawn. Before anyone can react, he was in front of the prince, just as something bounced off against his blade.


Feathers. Feathers as sharp as daggers.


The nobility and the queen were on their feet.


"What is the meaning of this!?"


The queen looked to Anton. "Admiral La'croix, explain yourself."


A regal chuckle filled the air. "My my. Such speed and reflexes. And here I was thinking you wouldn't make it here in time."


A tall figure descended through the open ceiling. Dressed in regal finery, the figure was clearly inhuman, coated in dark feathers, with a wide beak and gleaming red eyes.


Marquis de Aviar:

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Those sharp red eyes looked at Anton, as his beak stretched into a smile. "A pleasure to finally meet you, Anton La'croix.




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Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Commander
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 3
Hitpoints (HP) : 220
Attack (ATK) : 300
Defense (DEF) : 120
Reflex (RX) : 250
Willpower (WP) : 240
Level : 34
Experience Points : 3438
Income Multiplier : +13%
Berries Berries : 10,896,000
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Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:45 am
When the command came, the Commander cast aside all confusion and hesitation. ...As well as the backwards spyglass. The distance no longer seemed so vast. Whirling winds formed out of nowhere and whisked her into the air. She shot forth like an arrow.

However, Anton already blitzed far ahead. Yumiko’s jaw dropped. She had always been rather proud of her speed, but this... Frustrated winds howled. She pushed herself further, desperately trying -and failing- to match the Rear Admiral’s pace. Her hand reached towards the back that was fleeing ever further out of her grasp. Was the gap truly this big...?

Purging the distracting thoughts, the samurai burst through the broken window. Her icy glare swept across the room. The voices of the crowd drowned beneath her hammering heart. She focused her attention on the flying foe. Her grip on the blade tightened...

And she vanished.

A cold gust blew across the room. It felt like time itself slowed down to watch the spectacle. The swordswoman pushed herself into a reckless leap at the menacing bird. Her blade drew a shining arc across the air. She had been too slow to protect the young Shogun, but... At the very least... She could clip this fiend’s wings!

During that brief instant, an unsettling chill traced its claws down Yumiko’s spine. Like her head had been on a chopping block... Something gleamed in the corner of her vision. Acting on pure instinct, she abandoned the attack and twisted herself out of the way barely in time. A long blade seeking her neck only slashed a tuft of hair instead.

As the split-second danger passed, two figures dropped to the floor. The samurai leapt back, placing herself between the foes and her master, like a persistent guard dog. Clutching her sword, she tried to hide the nervous jitters trailing down her arms. Close... Much too close...

Rather than a rough pirate or an intimidating assassin, however, Yumiko found herself gawking at a handsome... nay, a beautiful warrior. He was a young man with almond eyes, gentle features and evidently an amazing skincare routine. His long, luscious locks were tied into a ponytail. Dressed in a flawlessly white kimono complimented by a midnight blue hakama, he looked like the very model of a samurai.

Even the cold and composed woman had to admit her heart fluttered a little...

Mysterious Samurai:

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The mysterious foe flashed a smug smile and playfully flipped his hair. “Heh... Sit down, dog. You’re embarrassing yourself.” Matching the dreamy appearance, his smoky voice carried the kind of allure that made the nearby ladies swoon.

Words: 431
Total: 5095
Ryoichi Ayugai
Tracker

Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 2
Hitpoints (HP) : 175
Attack (ATK) : 155
Defense (DEF) : 140
Reflex (RX) : 160
Willpower (WP) : 150
Level : 18
Experience Points : 1822
Income Multiplier : +13%
Berries Berries : 13,223,000
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Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:42 pm
Eyes off of those womanly assets! Ryoichi swiftly moved the sight away onto the ongoing danger. FINALLY! Something he had longed for a while... Some action. Just as he had removed his spyglass from his eye, he looked to the side where two of his comrades should have been... Only to not find them there.

Seems like the pair had been way swifter than he had been. A quick spyglass search gave him the answers. They had already made it to the place where the bad guys had appeared. But how? Another quick investigation with spyglass again gave him the answer. Shattered glass... And the time it took... Yes, there is no doubt about it. They had to jump.

Well, no time to waste. Ryoichi dropped the spyglass and took a couple of steps closer to the edge of the building. That's quite a drop... And quite a gap. "Hmm, yes if I just move back a bit and run..." he mumbled as he did what he had mumbled, took steps back to get ready to run for the jump...

Stairs! Yes! The best of the routes. The one that should be taken. "Stupid jumping creatures and I need to take the stairs... They know I can't go for the jump I am a bloody 200 pounds ((roughly 100kg)) weighing person... More if I want to and they expect me to follow the suit, I swear someone will get punched when I make it there." a hand on the railing, he mumbled as he kept on taking steps down the stairs.

Hawkins:

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((Bryan Hawk from Hajime no Ippo))

BAM! The door was kicked wide open. A wide grin first, a pair of hussies on his sides with arms wrapped around them, a figure, wearing snow white uniform, rocking red lens sunglasses from behind one could see rather a hawk-like bushy eyebrows, entered the room full of royals as if he was owning the place. "Tsitsitsi... Seems like we aren't so late for the party after all.". The man entered with his hussies into the room with the doors then automatically shutting due to them rebounding from the walls back.

"Three to two huh? What happened to Ayugai huh? Ditched that furry bastard? Tsitsitsitsitsitsi". With a quick slap onto the hussy's butts, the man known as Hawkins motioned them to go to their spots, out of harm's way... Or perhaps out of his way. It was time to get down to business, the man grinned as he stood there, cracking the knuckles... Ready...

BAM! THUD! A punch with perfect form... Fist covered with black substance... Armament Haki. Both large doors flying off of its hinges, both past Hawkins and by a sheer coincidence... Towards the pretty boy mysterious Samurai and creepy Marquis de Aviar. When the dust cleared from the doors busting off from the hinges on the walls, a man rocking pompadour could be seen. "I HAVE HAD IT WITH THESE STAIRS!"


COMBAT TRACKERS (Disclaimer!):

Combat stats are set using the old rules since the thread started before the new rules were implemented.
PLAYER STATS:

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HP: 175
ATK: 155
DEF: 140
RX: 160
WP: 150

PLAYER RATIOS:

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vs. Hawkins
RX%: 133%
DMG%: 96%



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CREW COMPANION TECHNIQUES USED:

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OPPONENT STATS:

(For each one of your opponents, list the current values for the stats below, accounting for stat morphs and damage.)

Hawkins
Level: 23
HP: 200
ATK: 160
DEF: 160
RX: 120
WP: 200



OPPONENT RATIOS:

(For each one of your opponents, list their current RX% and DMG% against you and your Crew Companions.)

Hawkins vs. Ryoichi Ayugai
RX%: 75%
DMG%: 114%



OPPONENT TECHNIQUES USED:

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words: 486
Total: 4929


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Anton La'croix
Tracker

Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 5
Hitpoints (HP) : 270
Attack (ATK) : 360
Defense (DEF) : 340
Reflex (RX) : 380
Willpower (WP) : 340
Level : 58
Experience Points : 5807
Income Multiplier : +43%
Berries Berries : 187,640,000
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Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:40 pm
It appeared that this bird man was not alone. As Yumiko made a move on him, another swordsman made his appearance. An ally of his no doubt. And then another, musclebound man came in with two women in tow. Followed, thankfully, by the rather dramatic entrance of Ryoichi.

Never had Anton seen a trio of people he wanted to deck more in his entire life. He kept his eyes firmly on the bird man in front of him. "Well, it seems you have us at a disadvantage. You clearly know who we are, yet we know nothing about you. So, who are you, and who hired you?"

The bird man raised an eyebrow. "Pardon?" "Don't give me that," Anton replied, "The three of you, attempting to invade the royal palace and kill the crown prince. Nobody would try that unless one of them," he gestured to the gathered nobility, "put you up to it. So, which one is it?"

He stood there, blinking before he gave a chuckle and a shrug. "Quite deductive of you. Well, the answer doesn't matter. By the end you, and all of them, are going to be dead anyway."

"Now hold on, that wasn't par-"

The bird man moved with surprising speed. With the wave of an arm, a feather shot out like a knife, spearing into the forehead of Lord Horten. The owl chuckled as the older lord slumped to the floor. "Of course it's not part of the deal. Why do people say such cliche lines?" He looked back at Anton with a smirk. "As for myself, I am the Marquise de Aviar. And these are my associates." he simply gestured to the other two.

Anton glared balefully at the Marquisr, who gave another amused chuckle. "Let me guess. You lot are going to try and stop us. Save the day and the like." Anton's eyes narrowed. "That was the plan. Yumiko, Ryoichi, you two can handle his subordinates. Your majesty, get the prince somewhere safe. I'll deal with his grace here."

The Marquise gave a venomous smirk as he pulled a saber from his cloak. "Don't stray too far your highness. I'll be seeing you shortly."


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HP: 270
ATK: 360
DEF: 340
RX: 380
WP: 340


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RX%: 93
DMG%: 98




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Marquise de Aviar
Level: 63
HP: 295
ATK: 385
DEF: 365
RX: 405
WP: 365




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Marquise de Aviar vs. Anton La'croix
RX%: 106
DMG%: 113




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Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Commander
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 3
Hitpoints (HP) : 220
Attack (ATK) : 300
Defense (DEF) : 120
Reflex (RX) : 250
Willpower (WP) : 240
Level : 34
Experience Points : 3438
Income Multiplier : +13%
Berries Berries : 10,896,000
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Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:14 am
Yumiko had no retort to the scathing insult. Her honest nature didn’t allow her to simply deny the claim, for she knew it was true. She should have been faster... More aware of her surroundings... Her grip on the blade slowly grew tighter, until her knuckles turned white. Likewise, her teeth gritted together beneath the frigid frown. The distracting doubts were promptly purged from her mind by the edge of her razor sharp focus.

Without a word, the swordswoman launched herself into another leap. Her weapon slid from its sheath, shining in the light. The world around her lost all meaning. It might as well not have existed. There was only her... The enemy... And the imminent attack.

Sadly, timing was not on her side.

With a couple of hefty thumps, the large entrance doors were suddenly sent flying. Yumiko’s gaze instinctively darted towards the motion. “Huh-?” She realized about a split second too late that she had, in her haste, managed to place herself right in the projectile’s path. In midair too. Her eyes widened. It was too big... There was no room to dodge!

Meanwhile, the mysterious samurai spared the incoming attack only a dismissive glance. “Hmph, pathetic~” A single cut cleaved the offending projectile in two. The halves crashed against the floor, scraping against the marble. He sheathed his sword and brushed a couple of unruly strands of hair back. “Surprise attacks are supposed to be silent, you ape.” His confidence remained unwavering, much to the adoration of the noblewomen.

Suddenly, a series of shining slashes tore through the second door. It splintered into tiny chips and scattered into whirling winds. The Commander landed among the raining pieces and sheathed her blade. Her shoulders heaved with heavy breaths. A trickle of blood painted her ruffled features. Adding insult to injury, the eerie birdman standing behind her didn’t need to lift a finger, or a talon, against the projectile. Truly unfortunate timing on her part.

However, Yumiko had no intention to falter here. She latched onto the order with flaring fervor. “Sir, yes sir!” With a deep breath, she regained her focus and suppressed the jitters. Her wounds were minor, nay, meaningless. Lifting her blade, she aimed it at the foe for a dramatic point. “I, Kamaitachi no Yumiko, shall be thy opponent. State thy name!” It was tradition, when beginning a duel.

...Except the sneering stranger didn’t seem to think so. He brandished his blade as well, but with a mocking scoff. “Hah, I don’t hand out my name to every piece of trash I’m going to kill.” Bold words, perhaps, but it was no bluff. His stance, his glare and his very aura were all cold and brimming with bloodlust.

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COMBAT TRACKERS:
PLAYER STATS:


HP: 220/220
ATK: 300
DEF: 120
RX: 240
WP: 140

PLAYER RATIOS:


vs. Mysterious Samurai
RX%: 89%
DMG%: 200%



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Mysterious Samurai
Level: 29
HP: 170/170
ATK: 240
DEF: 150
RX: 280
WP: 140



OPPONENT RATIOS:


Mysterious Samurai vs. Yumiko
RX%: 112%
DMG%: 200%



OPPONENT TECHNIQUES USED:


Mysterious Samurai
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Ryoichi Ayugai
Tracker

Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 2
Hitpoints (HP) : 175
Attack (ATK) : 155
Defense (DEF) : 140
Reflex (RX) : 160
Willpower (WP) : 150
Level : 18
Experience Points : 1822
Income Multiplier : +13%
Berries Berries : 13,223,000
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Yesterday at 11:55 am
Ryoichi Ayugai uses:
[MT] Left uppercut on Hawkins
[LT] Champions jab on Hawkins
[LT] Weaving on himself
[UT] on Hawkins

Hawkins uses:
[MT] on Ryoichi Ayugai
[LT] on Ryoichi Ayugai
[LT] on Ryoichi Ayugai
[UT] on Ryoichi Ayugai
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Name : Variable
Epithet : Variable
Age : 0
Height : Variable
Weight : Variable
Species : Variable
Faction : Variable
Crew : Variable
Ship : Variable
Crew Role : Variable
Devil Fruit : Variable
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 0
Attack (ATK) : 0
Defense (DEF) : 0
Reflex (RX) : 0
Willpower (WP) : 0
Level : 0
Experience Points : 0
Bounty : Variable
Berries Berries : Variable
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Yesterday at 11:55 am
The member 'Ryoichi Ayugai' has done the following action : Dice Roll


#1 'Reflex Check' : 5, 1, 2, 7

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 1, 2, 17, 2
Ryoichi Ayugai
Tracker

Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 2
Hitpoints (HP) : 175
Attack (ATK) : 155
Defense (DEF) : 140
Reflex (RX) : 160
Willpower (WP) : 150
Level : 18
Experience Points : 1822
Income Multiplier : +13%
Berries Berries : 13,223,000
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Posts : 99
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Yesterday at 12:15 pm
"HAWKINS!" Ryoichi shouted out as she dashed forward from the dust-filled doorway. In the middle of the way towards his nemesis, Hawkins, he would raise his fists close to his face and begins to weave while moving forward.

It was like in the "olden days". Hawkins let his arms loose and hunched himself forward. The tongue stuck out as he looked at Ryoichi with crazed eyes. The adrenaline was pumping. Yes... Finally. It was his time to get back to what this rat bastard had done to him. "How long I have waited for this! You bastard retired before I could get back to you!". Another one, in this case, Hawkins, dashed off from his position as he moved in to clash with Ryoichi.

It felt like the moment was at a standstill. Determined Ryoichi, looking straight into the crazed eyes of Hawkins. The man who can turn into a bear... Against the man whose face isn't far from a humanoid hawk.

The moment of standstill was broken when with a swift sequence, Hawkins sent a barrage of punches towards Ryoichi. What fight would it be if Ryoichi let them hit him... His weaving came in handy, with ease dodging most of his incoming, rather random, and unpredictable punches. One lucky one was, however, able to land straight into Ryoichi's face. "Was that the fastest you can go after all these years?!" the crazed man asked as if he had scored the victory with just one punch.

A quick answer was sent. Swift and strong jab! Swift right! A cherry on top with an uppercut right into the crazed man's chin to send him back down on his back. The punch that landed had managed to slightly bruise Ryoichi's face, but absolutely nothing that would stop him already from fighting. The fight was far from over... Nay, it was just the beginning. If one had seen Ryoichi versus Hawkins's last fight, they could already get a glimpse of something similar brewing with this one... Will history repeat itself?

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COMBAT TRACKERS (Disclaimer!):

Combat stats are set using the old rules since the thread started before the new rules were implemented.
PLAYER STATS:

(List the current values for your stats below, accounting for stat morphs and damage.)

HP: 164/175 (175 - 11 = 164)
ATK: 155
DEF: 140
RX: 200/160 (Due to LT (200))
WP: 150

PLAYER RATIOS:

(For each one of your opponents, list your current RX% and DMG% against them.)

vs. Hawkins
RX%: 166%/133% (Due to LT (166%))
DMG%: 96%



USED 4 TECHNIQUES | 0 TOGGLES | 0 HAKI:

(List all techniques (including UTs), toggles, and types of haki used/activated this turn and their effects.)

TECHNIQUES
Left uppercut | MT | Hit | Flat | 19 dmg | Hawkins
Champions jab | LT | Hit | Flat | 9 dmg | Hawkins
Weaving | LT | Hit | Buff | +25% reflex | Myself
Unnamed Technique | UT | Hit | Flat | 4 | Hawkins


TOGGLES
{toggle name} | {toggle effect}


HAKI
{haki type} | {haki effect}

1 TECHNIQUES ACTIVE | 0 TOGGLES | 0 HAKI ACTIVE:

(List all techniques that have currently active effects and indicate the remaining duration. Also, indicate what effects they are dealing: e.g. DoT value, Stat Morph value.)

TECHNIQUES
Weaving | +25% Reflex | 2


TOGGLES
{active toggle name} | {toggle effect}


HAKI
{active haki type} | {haki effect} | {haki duration left}

3 TECHNIQUES COOLING DOWN | 0 HAKI COOLING DOWN:

(List all techniques and haki that are currently on cooldown and note the number of rounds before you can use them again.)

TECHNIQUES
Left uppercut | 4
Champions jab | 2
Weaving | 6


HAKI
{haki type} | {cooldown left}

CREW COMPANION STATS:

(List the current values of your Crew Companions for the stats below, accounting for stat morphs and damage.)

{Companion name}
Level:
HP:
ATK:
DEF:
RX:
WP:


{Companion name}
Level:
HP:
ATK:
DEF:
RX:
WP:



CREW COMPANION RATIOS:

(For each one of your Crew Companions, list their current RX% and DMG% against their opponents.)

{Companion name} vs. {opponent name}
RX%:
DMG%:



CREW COMPANION TECHNIQUES USED:

(List the class, type, damage/effects, and target of techniques used by your Crew NPCs.)

{Companion name}
{class} | {hit/miss} | {type} | {damage/effects} | {target}


{Companion name}
{class} | {hit/miss} | {type} | {damage/effects} | {target}



OPPONENT STATS:

(For each one of your opponents, list the current values for the stats below, accounting for stat morphs and damage.)

Hawkins
Level: 23
HP: 168/200 (200 - 19 - 9 - 4 =168)
ATK: 160
DEF: 160
RX: 120
WP: 200



OPPONENT RATIOS:

(For each one of your opponents, list their current RX% and DMG% against you and your Crew Companions.)

Hawkins vs. Ryoichi Ayugai
RX%: 60%/75% (Due to opponents LT (60%))
DMG%: 114%



OPPONENT TECHNIQUES USED:

(List the class, damage, and target of techniques used by each one of your opponents if you or your Crew Companions are the direct targets.)

Hawkins
MT | miss |  22 dmg | Ryoichi Ayugai
LT | miss |  11 dmg | Ryoichi Ayugai
LT | Hit |  11 dmg | Ryoichi Ayugai
UT | miss |  5 dmg | Ryoichi Ayugai



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