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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Arro on Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:03 am

    His tail struck Zs'Skayr like a board, freeing himself of his eldritch muzzle and jolting the man into a daze. Which he remained within for a few seconds. Wondering why he had halted, Arro turned to regard him, only to catch a glare and a tightening of his grip on his scythe before Zs'Skayr vanished.

    Arro's maw strained into a faint scowl, soon accompanied by a choleric grunt. He'd pretend that glare was only of the competitive variety. As he hated when opponent's turned sparring into a grudge match. Abiding it... taxed his patience.

    Knowing well enough not to stand still upon losing sight of an enemy, Arro entered the night air and whirled around in time to watch Zs'Skayr reappear with his scythe implanted in the shifting sand. Teleportation was no longer a novelty to him, but it was difficult gauging who could perform it based on appearances alone. He reflected on the scene below with a simultaneously wary and intrigued rumble. Then promptly plummeted back to business, swinging his hind talons out like switchblades aimed for his target's back. His scaly moonlit silhouette descending like a monstrous bird of prey.

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    Talons (melee): x2
    --Hard, black curved claws. Similar to that of a raptor but reinforced for strenuous use. Used for digging into prey, carving out precise chunks of flesh, or goring into stone. Their hooked edge makes them difficult to forcefully remove from the punctured area. Can be slashed quickly multiple times.
    Specifics: 2d/1c
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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by System on Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:03 am

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Zs'Skayr on Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:12 am

    Oh Diceor, you really love me, don't you?

    Such a prompt rebuttal from Arro, Zs'Skayr didn't even have time to react other than turn and see large talons grip into his back. A yell escaped him before he was gripped firmly within the claws, and at this point, unsure how to get out. Phasing out would be a good thing to do, but it had become harder to do so here, most likely because of the power-down. This would not stop him, however, as he flipped the scythe upwards and behind Arro's neck, scraping it down towards his horns as he kept a firm grip. The scythe most likely got stuck on the spikier parts of Arro's neck, but it was still what Zs'Skayr wanted as he tried harder and harder to scrape down.

    As a firm grip was held, the specter could only do so much at one time, and while damaging his opponent was his main concern, he was far more worried for his own hide, and those talons were by no means mere pricks upon his skin as thorns would. The pain he caused via scythe would be a distraction as he attempted to phase out at the last second.




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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by System on Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:12 am

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Arro on Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:22 pm

    Both man and drai crashed into the brittle sand with only scattered glass and dust to cushion their collision. Zs'Skayr managed a brief yell before the influx of granules cut him off. He was pinned, but a moment later so was Arro. In attempting to distract him Zs'Skayr also managed to secure him in place. A tingling sensation in Arro's skull forewarned him to the attack, but all he could do was press further into the earth and into Zs'Skayr; rising up at this point would only aid the scythe. Instead he bowed his head forward so the weapon caught on his scales rather than under his crown and against his skull. The prick of metal did not cut deep but he could sense it scraping against the keratinous ridges lining his spine and clanking against the horns that swept back from his brow. He snorted into his opponent's face -an assured annoyance as the breadth between them had become uncomfortably close- and stared impatiently at Zs'Skayr as he squirmed.

    Arro suddenly dropped several inches into the sand as his opponent finally finished doing whatever he was doing, and disappeared out from under him. He rose promptly to roll his aching neck and send the blood that had been trickling down his spine spraying onto the white earth. Then dashed away across the blood drops to avoid any oncoming attacks. But Zs'Skayr had not yet reappeared. He couldn't smell him, couldn't sense the heat his body gave off, or pick up on any life signs. No footprints either but Zs'Skayr didn't exactly have feet to leave them with. Whatever Zs'Skayr was doing, he wasn't simply becoming invisible, his body must be located elsewhere in the seconds between his teleportations completion.

    This naturally prevented Arro inflicting any precise physical attacks as there was nothing for him to target. He was a bit impatient though, so rather than wait for his partner to reappear, he kicked off into the air again and laced the sand with flame; hoping that by scattering it over a wide area he'd hit Zs'Skayr wherever he popped back up.

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    AP: 49/70 -5
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    Specifics: 3d/2c + 1 duration die + 1 die half the opponent's level
    x1 HIT: normal damage
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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by System on Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:22 pm

    The member 'Arro' has done the following action : Dice Rolls

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Zs'Skayr on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:06 am

    Hey, it worked.
    It seemed, for that brief moment, he had some luck and he had managed to escape his opponent's grasp. Lucky for him, he doesn't really bleed, and no trace of blood trickled onto the ground for the drai to follow. Allowing himself some 'breathing' room, Zs'Skayr looked over the situation for a moment and watched Arro carefully. What would he do, he wondered? His answer was given as the dragon began to bellow out fire, most likely hoping to bring the alien specter out of his phasing stage.

    Unfortunately for you, Arro, that trick didn't work!

    Besides, despite the irritation he received from the fire, it was not something the alien favored, and he tried his best to avoid it. Truth be told, the alien was rather tired of all the fire and flames he had to endure so far. Maybe he should bring some kind of water based item with him, just in case... But as the flames rose up, he realized he was still phased, having forgotten that he was such. He was by no means a coward, and staying invisible would be quite the cowardly thing to do. Keeping a distance from the flames, Zs'Skayr used this opportunity to come around and slice at the back of Arro's neck, the spot where he had damaged it slightly before.




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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by System on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:06 am

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Arro on Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:57 am

    Unfortunately for Zs'Skayr his trick didn't work either.

    The moment his foe exited his phased mode, Arro's senses went on high alert. He had his smell again, had his sound, and that faint electrical sensation that came to his temples that told him life was near.

    Air tickled his spine.

    Arro twisted around midair, momentarily framing his opponent in a winged embrace and a split-second later locked a vice grip around Zs'Skayr's wrists. Rendering the scythe that had brushed his vertebrae moot.

    "I hope you're not trying to end things prematurely" he said coolly, before twisting his arm and flinging the man into the glassy desert.

    People don't die so easily here, but it was hard for Arro to see past this and view an intended piercing of the spinal chord anything but a mortal threat.

    He whirled around in the night to watch his opponent fall towards the fractured shards. And before he hit the ground the drai dove into a rigorous circle. Flapping hard like a chef whipping up a batter, he stirred the sand and glass into a piercing frenzy that twisted and convulsed around his foe. He tended his twister carefully, encouraging it to breed dust devils and strengthening the wind so that rocks and glass sheets were thrown into the fray. Then he soared high out of reach to watch his work fade and see how Zs'Skayr had weathered his storm.

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    AP: 45/70 -4
    DP: 25/40

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    --A life lived through death makes any hunter strong. Arro is pure muscle and may choose to unleash his strength in a variety of ways.
    Specifics: +1 die to basic attacks
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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by System on Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:57 am

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Zs'Skayr on Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:48 pm

    Damn. Missed again. It seemed his invisibility would be more useless in this bout than he thought, as the drai was no doubt more keen on his surroundings than Zs'Skayr gave him credit for. When asked if the alien was wanting to end this quickly, he merely gave an incredulous look and answered, "I doubt a single slash of a simple steel blade would've punctured your hide well enough to end you, Arrogath. I have no reason to do so, anyway." He flicked his claw against the blade of his scythe as it made a 'ting' noise, and the dragon began his next attack.

    Arro used Whirlwind!

    A twisting dust tornado of sorts was whipped up by the wings of the dragon, as was rocks and the glass that his breath had created before. The eye upon Zs'Skayr's chest closed, as did his eye on his face, arms placed in front of him and trying to fly in random directions to get out of the storm. The rocks and glass hit the alien, but they were not very noticeable to him, they didn't have the pain that the talons from Arro did. As he maneuvered blindly through the gust of sand, he found his target. Though he knew his powers were currently limited, Zs'Skayr dared himself and decided to try a more... mental attack.

    It would be rather small, and simple, but hopefully, it would work. His clawed hand gave a faint color of a blue and purple mixture as two shards of glass hovered slightly, and with his arm thrusting towards Arro as if throwing something, the shards followed and aimed themselves at the dragon. Had he a more powerful ability, he'd throw something far larger, but some glass shards would do...




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    Using a simple form of telekinetic powers. Two shards of glass are flung at Arro.
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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by System on Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:48 pm

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Arro on Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:23 pm

    Arro feigned a smirk as he tossed Zs'Skayr to the ground, pretending to take his reply as a boost to his nonexistent ego. Truth be told neither drai skin or scales were particularly thick. If he was flapping around with tank plating he'd never get off the ground. But Zs'Skayr didn't need to know that. The man was still a stranger to him, one whom he'd no idea where stood or what his intentions in the Breach might be. Sometimes overestimation could be just as useful as underestimation if you knew how to use it.

    The truth might have been perceivable though if Zs'Skayr payed a little attention to his horns; tactically drai had them for more than the stunning good looks. They swept back and over the skull with a deliberate upwards tilt, intending to protect the neck and brain-case by dissuading such attacks as the slash his opponent had just tried. Not something that would be necessary if he was impenetrable.

    It was good to hear that this hadn't gotten personal after all though. He'd just have to scratch that up to his natural paranoia. But if it could save his skin in the future he wasn't swearing off the caution entirely.

    A good thing too. Below him Zs'Skayr had come out of the twister with minimal injury, a few shards poked out of his robes but the injuries had been by no means serious. The whispy being raised a palm to the sky, a gesture that Arro immediately recognized as pertaining to a ranged attack. This deduction was confirmed by the simultaneous appearance of a glow emanating from the clawed appendage. Movement in the sand drew his eagle-eyed attention to two rustling blades of glass, and back to Zs'Skayr as he threw his arm forward as if chucking darts.

    Arro flared out his tail fan and banked sharply earthward, rolling so that his wing tips faced the moon and the earth respectively. Something stung in his left wing and he shuddered involuntarily as a result. One glass shard whizzed past his shoulder, the other fell out of a fresh wound in his wing membrane. So maybe he did have thick skin, but it lay in his wings, not his hide. The shard hadn't busted a hole, and he could feel that the wound was thankfully minimal. He growled all the same, feeling the familiar anger that aroused whenever someone sought to damage him there. Wings were a touchy subject.

    Zs'Skayr had made it clear he had no qualms about playing it rough, perhaps it was only fair he returned the sentiment.

    Arro cloaked himself in his leathery appendages and shot earthward at a dramatic trajectory, flinging his wings out to skim the sand and come shooting over Zs'Skayr at a wide angle. He approached maw first, sharp teeth bared and primed. He aimed for the shoulder, -considerate enough to avoid the massive eye that painted a target on Zs'Skayr's chest- bit down into the withered form, and tossed his foe across the sand like a skipping stone.

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    HP: 349/400 -3
    AP: 42/70 -3
    DP: 24/40 -1


    Jaws (melee):
    --The jaws of a dragon contain multiple types of teeth. Canines for holding onto prey, tough carnassials for shearing flesh and crunching bone, and curved serrated daggers for all of the above. Able to crush bone, sever large chunks of flesh and muscle, suffocate windpipes and shear through light armour types. When hunting they're used to deliver a quick death.
    Specifics: 3d/2c
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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by System on Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:23 pm

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Zs'Skayr on Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:30 pm

    Oh yes, Zs'Skayr liked it rough.
    Take that however you liked.

    As for the small hint of psychic energy, Zs'Skayr was thoroughly pleased to know that he could at least lift a few small things. It would be beneficial in the future, no doubt... now if only he could increase his aim. Or luck. As he awaited Arro's response to the attack, he was sudden sky bombed, maw opening and grasping onto his shoulder with a firm grip. Phasing wasn't possible, as it happened rather quickly, and before he could react, the alien was tossed away like nothing, hitting the sand and leaving a long trail. Disarmed, the alien looked up and spat out some sand, cringing a bit at the taste and wiping his tongue of the particles.

    So, Arro wanted to throw him around, huh? Very well, veeeeeery well... His scythe temporarily hidden under the sand, Zs'Skayr decided to go head first. His own claws stretched out and ready to strike, he aimed them at Arro's head for a single strike, came back around and struck his shoulder, trying to keep airborne and moving. You cannot hit a moving target, can you?




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